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Bible in one year


June 27


1 Chronicles 17:1-27
1. David settled down in his palace. Then he spoke to the prophet Nathan. He said, "Here I am, living in a palace that has beautiful cedar walls. But the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under a tent."
2. Nathan replied to David, "Do what you want to. God is with you."
3. That night a message came to Nathan from God. He said,
4. "Go and speak to my servant David. Tell him, 'The Lord says, "You are not the one who will build me a house to live in.
5. I have not lived in a house from the day I brought Israel up out of Egypt until now. I have moved my tent from one place to another. I have moved my home from one place to another.
6. I have moved from place to place with all of the people of Israel. I commanded their leaders to be shepherds over them. I never asked any of those leaders, 'Why haven't you built me a house that has beautiful cedar walls?' " '
7. "So tell my servant David, 'The Lord who rules over all says, "I took you away from the grasslands. That is where you were taking care of your father's sheep and goats. I made you ruler over my people Israel.
8. I have been with you everywhere you have gone. I cut off all of your enemies when you were attacking them. Now I will make you famous. Your name will be just as respected as the names of the most important people on earth.
9. " ' "I will provide a place where my people Israel can live. I will plant them in the land. Then they will have a home of their own. They will not be bothered anymore. Sinful people will no longer crush them, as they did at first.
10. That is what your enemies have done ever since I appointed leaders over my people Israel. But I will bring all of them under your control. " ' "I tell you that I will build a royal house for your family.
11. Some day your life will come to an end. You will join the members of your family who have already died. Then I will give you one of your own sons to become the next king after you. I will make his kingdom secure.
12. " ' "He is the one who will build me a house. I will set up his throne. It will last forever.
13. I will be his father. And he will be my son. I took my love away from the man who ruled before you. But I will never take my love away from your son.
14. I will place him over my house and my kingdom forever. His throne will last forever." ' "
15. Nathan reported to David all of the words that the Lord had spoken to him.
16. Then King David went into the holy tent. He sat down in front of the Lord. He said, "Lord God, who am I? My family isn't important. So why have you brought me this far?
17. I would have thought that you had already done more than enough for me. But now, God, you have spoken about what is going to happen to my royal house in days to come. Lord God, you have treated me as if I were the most honored man of all.
18. "What more can I say to you for honoring me? You know all about me.
19. Lord, you have done a wonderful thing. You have given me many great promises. All of them are for my good. They are exactly what you wanted to give me.
20. "Lord, there isn't anyone like you. There isn't any God but you. We have heard about it with our own ears.
21. "Who is like your people Israel? God, we are the one nation on earth you have saved. You have set us free for yourself. Your name has become famous. You have done great and wonderful things. You have driven nations out to make room for your people. You saved us when you set us free from Egypt. No other god has done any of those things for its people.
22. You made Israel your very own people forever. Lord, you have become our God.
23. "And now, Lord, let the promise you have made to me and my royal house stand forever. Do exactly as you promised.
24. When your promise comes true, your name will be honored forever. People will say, 'The Lord rules over all. He is the God over Israel. He is Israel's God.' My royal house will be made secure in your sight.
25. "My God, you have shown me that you will build me a royal house. So I can pray to you boldly.
26. Lord, you are God! You have promised many good things to me.
27. You have been pleased to bless my royal house. Now it will continue forever in your sight. Lord, you have blessed it. And it will be blessed forever."

1 Chronicles 18:1-17
1. While David was king of Israel, he won many battles over the Philistines. He brought them under his control. He took Gath away from the Philistines. He also captured the villages that were around Gath.
2. David also won the battle over the people of Moab. They were brought under his rule. They gave him the gifts he required them to bring him.
3. David fought against Hadadezer all the way to Hamath. Hadadezer was king of Zobah. He had gone to take complete control of the land along the Euphrates River.
4. David captured 1,000 of Hadadezer's chariots, 7,000 chariot riders and 20,000 soldiers on foot. He cut the legs of all but 100 of the chariot horses.
5. The Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer, the king of Zobah. But David struck down 22,000 of them.
6. He stationed some soldiers in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus. The people of Aram were brought under his rule. They gave him the gifts he required them to bring him. The Lord helped David win his battles everywhere he went.
7. David took the gold shields that were carried by the officers of Hadadezer. He brought the shields to Jerusalem.
8. He took a huge amount of bronze from Tebah and Cun. Those towns belonged to Hadadezer. Later, Solomon used the bronze to make the huge bronze bowl for washing. He also used it to make the pillars and many other bronze articles for the temple.
9. Tou was king of Hamath. He heard that David had won the battle over the entire army of Hadadezer, the king of Zobah.
10. So Tou sent his son Hadoram to King David. Hadoram greeted David. He praised him because he had won the battle over Hadadezer. Hadadezer had been at war with Tou. So Hadoram brought David all kinds of articles that were made out of gold, silver and bronze.
11. King David set those articles apart for the Lord. He had done the same thing with the silver and gold he had taken from other nations. The nations were Edom, Moab, Ammon, Philistia and Amalek.
12. Abishai struck down 18,000 men of Edom in the Valley of Salt. Abishai was the son of Zeruiah.
13. He stationed some soldiers in Edom. The whole nation of Edom was brought under his rule. The Lord helped David win his battles everywhere he went.
14. David ruled over the whole nation of Israel. He did what was fair and right for all of his people.
15. Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was commander over the army. Jehoshaphat, the son of Ahilud, kept the records.
16. Zadok, the son of Ahitub, was a priest. Ahimelech, the son of Abiathar, was also a priest. Shavsha was the secretary.
17. Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, was commander over the Kerethites and Pelethites. And King David's sons were the chief officials who served at his side.

Psalms 78:17-25
17. But they continued to sin against him. In the desert they refused to obey the Most High God.
18. They were stubborn and put God to the test. They ordered him to give them the food they longed for.
19. They spoke against God. They said, "Can God put food on a table in the desert?
20. When he struck the rock, streams of water poured out. Huge amounts of water flowed down. But can he also give us food? Can he supply meat for his people?"
21. When the Lord heard what they said, he was very angry. His anger broke out like fire against the people of Jacob. He became very angry with Israel.
22. That was because they didn't believe in God. They didn't trust in his power to save them.
23. But he gave a command to the skies above. He opened the doors of the heavens.
24. He rained down manna for the people to eat. He gave them the grain of heaven.
25. Mere men ate the bread of angels. He sent them all of the food they could eat.

Proverbs 19:25-26
25. If you whip a person who makes fun of others, childish people will learn to be wise. If you warn someone who already understands what is right, he will gain even more knowledge.
26. A child who robs his father and drives out his mother brings shame and dishonor.

Acts 8:1-25
1. Saul was there. He had agreed that Stephen should die. On that day the church in Jerusalem began to be attacked and treated badly. All except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
2. Godly Jews buried Stephen. They sobbed and sobbed over him.
3. But Saul began to destroy the church. He went from house to house. He dragged men and women away and put them in prison.
4. The believers who had been scattered preached the word everywhere they went.
5. Philip went down to a city in Samaria. There he preached about the Christ.
6. The crowds listened to Philip. They saw the miraculous signs he did. They all paid close attention to what he said.
7. Evil spirits screamed and came out of many people. Many who were disabled or who couldn't walk were healed.
8. So there was great joy in that city.
9. A man named Simon lived in the city. For quite a while he had practiced evil magic there. He amazed all the people of Samaria. He claimed to be someone great.
10. All of the people listened to him, from the least important of them to the most important. They exclaimed, "This man is known as the Great Power of God!"
11. He had amazed them for a long time with his magic. So they followed him.
12. But Philip preached the good news of God's kingdom. He preached the name of Jesus Christ. So men and women believed and were baptized.
13. Simon himself believed and was baptized. He followed Philip everywhere. He was amazed by the great signs and miracles he saw.
14. The apostles in Jerusalem heard that people in Samaria had accepted God's word. So they sent Peter and John to them.
15. When they arrived there, they prayed that the believers would receive the Holy Spirit.
16. The Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
17. Then Peter and John placed their hands on them. And they received the Holy Spirit.
18. Simon watched as the apostles placed their hands on them. He saw that the Spirit was given to them. So he offered money to Peter and John.
19. He said, "Give me this power too. Then everyone I place my hands on will receive the Holy Spirit."
20. Peter answered, "May your money be destroyed with you! Do you think you can buy God's gift with money?
21. You have no part or share in this holy work. Your heart is not right with God.
22. Turn away from this evil sin of yours. Pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart.
23. I see that you are very bitter. You are a prisoner of sin."
24. Then Simon answered, "Pray to the Lord for me. Pray that nothing you have said will happen to me."
25. Peter and John gave witness and preached the Lord's word. Then they returned to Jerusalem. On the way they preached the good news in many villages in Samaria.