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June 30


1 Chronicles 23:1-32
1. When David had grown old and was near the end of his days, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.
2. He then gathered together all the leaders of Israel, together with the priests and the Levites.
3. The Levites thirty years old and above were counted, and their total number was found to be thirty-eight thousand men.
4. Of these, twenty-four thousand were to direct the service of the house of the LORD, six thousand were to be officials and judges,
5. four thousand were to be gatekeepers, and four thousand were to praise the LORD with the instruments which David had devised for praise.
6. David divided them into classes according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
7. To the Gershonites belonged Ladan and Shimei.
8. The sons of Ladan: Jehiel the chief, then Zetham and Joel; three in all.
9. The sons of Shimei were Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran; three. These were the heads of the families of Ladan.
10. The sons of Shimei were Jahath, Zizah, Jeush, and Beriah; these were the sons of Shimei, four in all.
11. Jahath was the chief and Zizah was second to him; but Jeush and Beriah had not many sons, and therefore they were classed as a single family, fulfilling a single office.
12. The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel; four in all.
13. The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses. Aaron was set apart to be consecrated as most holy, he and his sons forever, to offer sacrifice before the LORD, to minister to him, and to bless his name forever.
14. As for Moses, however, the man of God, his sons were counted as part of the tribe of Levi.
15. The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.
16. The sons of Gershom: Shubael the chief.
17. The sons of Eliezer were Rehabiah the chief-- Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very numerous.
18. The sons of Izhar: Shelomith the chief.
19. The sons of Hebron: Jeriah, the chief, Amariah, the second, Jahaziel, the third, and Jekameam, the fourth.
20. The sons of Uzziel: Micah, the chief, and Isshiah, the second.
21. The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.
22. Eleazar died leaving no sons, only daughters; the sons of Kish, their kinsmen, married them.
23. The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jeremoth; three in all.
24. These were the sons of Levi according to their ancestral houses, the family heads as they were enrolled one by one according to their names. They performed the work of the service of the house of the LORD from twenty years of age upward,
25. David said: "The LORD, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people, and has taken up his dwelling in Jerusalem.
26. Henceforth the Levites need not carry the Dwelling or any of its furnishings or equipment.
27. for David's final orders were to enlist the Levites from the time they were twenty years old.
28. Rather, their duty shall be to assist the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the LORD, having charge of the courts, the chambers, and the preservation of everything holy: they shall take part in the service of the house of God.
29. They shall also have charge of the showbread, of the fine flour for the cereal offering, of the wafers of unleavened bread, and of the baking and mixing, and of all measures of quantity and size.
30. They must be present every morning to offer thanks and to praise the LORD, and likewise in the evening;
31. and at every offering of holocausts to the LORD on sabbaths, new moons, and feast days, in such numbers as are prescribed, they must always be present before the LORD.
32. They shall observe what is prescribed for them concerning the meeting tent, the sanctuary, and the sons of Aaron, their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD."

1 Chronicles 24:1-31
1. The descendants of Aaron also were divided into classes. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
2. Nadab and Abihu died before their father, leaving no sons; therefore only Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.
3. David, with Zadok, a descendant of Eleazar, and Ahimelech, a descendant of Ithamar, assigned the functions for the priestly service.
4. But since the descendants of Eleazar were found to be more numerous than those of Ithamar, the former were divided into sixteen groups, and the latter into eight groups, each under its family head.
5. Their functions were assigned impartially by lot, for there were officers of the holy place, and officers of the divine presence, descended both from Eleazar and from Ithamar.
6. The scribe Shemaiah, son of Nethanel, a Levite, made a record of it in the presence of the king, and of the leaders, of Zadok the priest, and of Ahimelech, son of Abiathar, and of the heads of the ancestral houses of the priests and of the Levites, listing two successive family groups from Eleazar before each one from Ithamar.
7. The first lot fell to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
8. the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
9. the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
10. the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
11. the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,
12. the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
13. the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Ishbaal,
14. the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
15. the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,
16. the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,
17. the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,
18. the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
19. This was the appointed order of their service when they functioned in the house of the LORD in keeping with the precepts given them by Aaron, their father, as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded him.
20. Of the remaining Levites, there were Shubael, of the descendants of Amram, and Jehdeiah, of the descendants of Shubael;
21. Isshiah, the chief, of the descendants of Rehabiah;
22. Shelomith of the Izharites, and Jahath of the descendants of Shelomith.
23. The descendants of Hebron were Jeriah, the chief, Amariah, the second, Jahaziel, the third, Jekameam, the fourth.
24. The descendants of Uzziel were Micah; Shamir, of the descendants of Micah;
25. Isshiah, the brother of Micah; and Zechariah, a descendant of Isshiah.
26. The descendants of Merari were Mahli, Mushi, and the descendants of his son Uzziah.
27. The descendants of Merari through his son Uzziah: Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.
28. Descendants of Mahli were Eleazar, who had no sons,
29. and Jerahmeel, of the descendants of Kish.
30. The descendants of Mushi were Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the descendants of the Levites according to their ancestral houses.
31. They too, in the same manner as their relatives, the descendants of Aaron, cast lots in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the priestly and levitical families; the more important family did so in the same way as the less important one.

1 Chronicles 25:1-30
1. David and the leaders of the liturgical cult set apart for service the descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, as singers of inspired songs to the accompaniment of lyres and harps and cymbals.This is the list of those who performed this service:
2. Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asharelah, sons of Asaph, under the direction of Asaph, who sang inspired songs under the guidance of the king.
3. Of Jeduthun, these sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah; six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who sang inspired songs to the accompaniment of a lyre, to give thanks and praise to the LORD.
4. Of Heman, these sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shubael, and Jerimoth; Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.
5. All these were the sons of Heman, the king's seer in divine matters; to enhance his prestige, God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
6. All these, whether of Asaph, Jeduthun, or Heman, were under their fathers' direction in the singing in the house of the LORD to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps and lyres, serving in the house of God, under the guidance of the king.
7. Their number, together with that of their brethren who were trained in singing to the LORD, all of them skilled men, was two hundred and eighty-eight.
8. They cast lots for their functions equally, young and old, master and pupil alike.
9. The first lot fell to Asaph, the family of Joseph; he and his sons and his brethren were twelve. Gedaliah was the second; he and his brethren and his sons were twelve.
10. The third was Zaccur, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
11. The fourth fell to Izri, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
12. The fifth was Nethaniah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
13. The sixth was Bukkiah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
14. The seventh was Jesarelah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
15. The eighth was Jeshaiah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
16. The ninth was Mattaniah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
17. The tenth was Shimei, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
18. The eleventh was Uzziel, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
19. The twelfth fell to Hashabiah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
20. The thirteenth was Shubael, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
21. The fourteenth was Mattithiah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
22. The fifteenth fell to Jeremoth, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
23. The sixteenth fell to Hananiah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
24. The seventeenth fell to Joshbekashah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
25. The eighteenth fell to Hanani, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
26. The nineteenth fell to Mallothi, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
27. The twentieth fell to Eliathah, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
28. The twenty-first fell to Hothir, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
29. The twenty-second fell to Giddalti, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.
30. The twenty-third fell to Mahazioth, his sons, and his brethren: twelve.

Psalms 78:40-55
40. How often they rebelled against God in the desert, grieved him in the wasteland.
41. Again and again they tested God, provoked the Holy One of Israel.
42. They did not remember his power, the day he redeemed them from the foe,
43. When he displayed his wonders in Egypt, his marvels in the plain of Zoan.
44. God changed their rivers to blood; their streams they could not drink.
45. He sent insects that devoured them, frogs that destroyed them.
46. He gave their harvest to the caterpillar, the fruits of their labor to the locust.
47. He killed their vines with hail, their sycamores with frost.
48. He exposed their flocks to deadly hail, their cattle to lightning.
49. He unleashed against them his fiery breath, roar, fury, and distress, storming messengers of death.
50. He cleared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death; he delivered their beasts to the plague.
51. He struck all the firstborn of Egypt, love's first child in the tents of Ham.
52. God led forth his people like sheep; he guided them through the desert like a flock.
53. He led them on secure and unafraid, but the sea enveloped their enemies.
54. He brought them to his holy land, the mountain his right hand had won.
55. God drove out the nations before them, apportioned them a heritage by lot, settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

Proverbs 20:3-3
3. It is honorable for a man to shun strife, while every fool starts a quarrel.

Acts 9:22-43
22. But Saul grew all the stronger and confounded (the) Jews who lived in Damascus, proving that this is the Messiah.
23. After a long time had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him,
24. but their plot became known to Saul. Now they were keeping watch on the gates day and night so as to kill him,
25. but his disciples took him one night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket.
26. When he arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
27. Then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles, and he reported to them how on the way he had seen the Lord and that he had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.
28. He moved about freely with them in Jerusalem, and spoke out boldly in the name of the Lord.
29. He also spoke and debated with the Hellenists, but they tried to kill him.
30. And when the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him on his way to Tarsus.
31. The church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace. It was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord, and with the consolation of the holy Spirit it grew in numbers.
32. As Peter was passing through every region, he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda.
33. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed.
34. Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed." He got up at once.
35. And all the inhabitants of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
36. Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated means Dorcas). She was completely occupied with good deeds and almsgiving.
37. Now during those days she fell sick and died, so after washing her, they laid (her) out in a room upstairs.
38. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, "Please come to us without delay."
39. So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs where all the widows came to him weeping and showing him the tunics and cloaks that Dorcas had made while she was with them.
40. Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed. Then he turned to her body and said, "Tabitha, rise up." She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up.
41. He gave her his hand and raised her up, and when he had called the holy ones and the widows, he presented her alive.
42. This became known all over Joppa, and many came to believe in the Lord.
43. And he stayed a long time in Joppa with Simon, a tanner.