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Bible in one year


May 10


1 Samuel 22:1-23
1. David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father's household heard about it, they went down to him there.
2. All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him.
3. From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, "Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?"
4. So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold.
5. But the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah." So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.
6. Now Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. And Saul, spear in hand, was seated under the tamarisk tree on the hill at Gibeah, with all his officials standing around him.
7. Saul said to them, "Listen, men of Benjamin! Will the son of Jesse give all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
8. Is that why you have all conspired against me? No one tells me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is concerned about me or tells me that my son has incited my servant to lie in wait for me, as he does today."
9. But Doeg the Edomite, who was standing with Saul's officials, said, "I saw the son of Jesse come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob.
10. Ahimelech inquired of the LORD for him; he also gave him provisions and the sword of Goliath the Philistine."
11. Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelech son of Ahitub and his father's whole family, who were the priests at Nob, and they all came to the king.
12. Saul said, "Listen now, son of Ahitub.Yes, my lord," he answered.
13. Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, giving him bread and a sword and inquiring of God for him, so that he has rebelled against me and lies in wait for me, as he does today?"
14. Ahimelech answered the king, "Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king's son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard and highly respected in your household?
15. Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not! Let not the king accuse your servant or any of his father's family, for your servant knows nothing at all about this whole affair."
16. But the king said, "You will surely die, Ahimelech, you and your father's whole family."
17. Then the king ordered the guards at his side: "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me." But the king's officials were not willing to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD.
18. The king then ordered Doeg, "You turn and strike down the priests." So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.
19. He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.
20. But Abiathar, a son of Ahimelech son of Ahitub, escaped and fled to join David.
21. He told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD.
22. Then David said to Abiathar: "That day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your father's whole family.
23. Stay with me; don't be afraid; the man who is seeking your life is seeking mine also. You will be safe with me."

1 Samuel 23:1-29
1. When David was told, "Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are looting the threshing floors,"
2. he inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" The LORD answered him, "Go, attack the Philistines and save Keilah."
3. But David's men said to him, "Here in Judah we are afraid. How much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!"
4. Once again David inquired of the LORD, and the LORD answered him, "Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines into your hand."
5. So David and his men went to Keilah, fought the Philistines and carried off their livestock. He inflicted heavy losses on the Philistines and saved the people of Keilah.
6. (Now Abiathar son of Ahimelech had brought the ephod down with him when he fled to David at Keilah.)
7. Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, and he said, "God has handed him over to me, for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars."
8. And Saul called up all his forces for battle, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.
9. When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."
10. David said, "O LORD, God of Israel, your servant has heard definitely that Saul plans to come to Keilah and destroy the town on account of me.
11. Will the citizens of Keilah surrender me to him? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD, God of Israel, tell your servant." And the LORD said, "He will."
12. Again David asked, "Will the citizens of Keilah surrender me and my men to Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will."
13. So David and his men, about six hundred in number, left Keilah and kept moving from place to place. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he did not go there.
14. David stayed in the desert strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.
15. While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life.
16. And Saul's son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.
17. "Don't be afraid," he said. "My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this."
18. The two of them made a covenant before the LORD. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.
19. The Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah and said, "Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hakilah, south of Jeshimon?
20. Now, O king, come down whenever it pleases you to do so, and we will be responsible for handing him over to the king."
21. Saul replied, "The LORD bless you for your concern for me.
22. Go and make further preparation. Find out where David usually goes and who has seen him there. They tell me he is very crafty.
23. Find out about all the hiding places he uses and come back to me with definite information. Then I will go with you; if he is in the area, I will track him down among all the clans of Judah."
24. So they set out and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the Desert of Maon, in the Arabah south of Jeshimon.
25. Saul and his men began the search, and when David was told about it, he went down to the rock and stayed in the Desert of Maon. When Saul heard this, he went into the Desert of Maon in pursuit of David.
26. Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his forces were closing in on David and his men to capture them,
27. a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land."
28. Then Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines. That is why they call this place Sela Hammahlekoth.
29. And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi.

Psalms 59:6-17
6. They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
7. See what they spew from their mouths- they spew out swords from their lips, and they say, "Who can hear us?"
8. But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you scoff at all those nations.
9. O my Strength, I watch for you; you, O God, are my fortress,
10. my loving God. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
11. But do not kill them, O Lord our shield, or my people will forget. In your might make them wander about, and bring them down.
12. For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,
13. consume them in wrath, consume them till they are no more. Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob. Selah
14. They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
15. They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.
16. But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
17. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.

Proverbs 16:1-2
1. To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.
2. All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.

John 1:1-28
1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. He was with God in the beginning.
3. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6. There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
10. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
11. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
13. children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
14. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15. John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'"
16. From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
17. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.
19. Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
20. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. "
21. They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not.Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
22. Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
23. John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.'"
24. Now some Pharisees who had been sent
25. questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26. "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know.
27. He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
28. This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.