Bibel in einem Jahr

Juni 26

1 Chronicles 15:1-29
1. David now built several buildings for himself in the City of David. He also prepared a place for the Ark of God and set up a special tent there to shelter it.
2. Then he issued these instructions: "When we transport the Ark of God this time, no one except the Levites may carry it. The LORD has chosen them to carry the Ark of the LORD and to minister before him forever."
3. Then David summoned all the Israelites to Jerusalem to bring the Ark of the LORD to the place he had prepared for it.
4. These are the priests and Levites who were called together:
5. There were 120 from the clan of Kohath, with Uriel as their leader.
6. There were 220 from the clan of Merari, with Asaiah as their leader.
7. There were 130 from the clan of Gershon, with Joel as their leader.
8. There were 200 descendants of Elizaphan, with Shemaiah as their leader.
9. There were 80 descendants of Hebron, with Eliel as their leader.
10. There were 112 descendants of Uzziel, with Amminadab as their leader.
11. Then David summoned the priests, Zadok and Abiathar, and these Levite leaders: Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel, and Amminadab.
12. He said to them, "You are the leaders of the Levite families. You must purify yourselves and all your fellow Levites, so you can bring the Ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.
13. Because you Levites did not carry the Ark the first time, the anger of the LORD our God burst out against us. We failed to ask God how to move it in the proper way."
14. So the priests and the Levites purified themselves in order to bring the Ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to Jerusalem.
15. Then the Levites carried the Ark of God on their shoulders with its carrying poles, just as the LORD had instructed Moses.
16. David also ordered the Levite leaders to appoint a choir of Levites who were singers and musicians to sing joyful songs to the accompaniment of lyres, harps, and cymbals.
17. So the Levites appointed Heman son of Joel, Asaph son of Berekiah, and Ethan son of Kushaiah from the clan of Merari to direct the musicians.
18. The following men were chosen as their assistants: Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, and the gatekeepers, Obed-edom and Jeiel.
19. Heman, Asaph, and Ethan were chosen to sound the bronze cymbals.
20. Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were chosen to play the lyres.
21. Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were chosen to play the harps.
22. Kenaniah, the head Levite, was chosen as the choir leader because of his skill.
23. Berekiah and Elkanah were chosen to guard the Ark.
24. Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer--all of whom were priests--were chosen to blow the trumpets as they marched in front of the Ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah were chosen to guard the Ark.
25. Then David and the leaders of Israel and the generals of the army went to the home of Obed-edom to bring the Ark of the LORD's covenant up to Jerusalem with a great celebration.
26. And because God was clearly helping the Levites as they carried the Ark of the LORD's covenant, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven lambs.
27. David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were the Levites who carried the Ark, the singers, and Kenaniah the song leader. David was also wearing a priestly tunic.
28. So all Israel brought up the Ark of the LORD's covenant to Jerusalem with shouts of joy, the blowing of horns and trumpets, the crashing of cymbals, and loud playing on harps and lyres.
29. But as the Ark of the LORD's covenant entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David dancing and leaping for joy, she was filled with contempt for him.

1 Chronicles 16:1-43
1. So they brought the Ark of God into the special tent David had prepared for it, and they sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.
2. When he had finished, David blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
3. Then he gave a gift of food to every man and woman in Israel: a loaf of bread, a cake of dates, and a cake of raisins.
4. David appointed the following Levites to lead the people in worship before the Ark of the LORD by asking for his blessings and giving thanks and praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.
5. Asaph, the leader of this group, sounded the cymbals. His assistants were Zechariah (the second), then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel. They played the harps and lyres.
6. The priests, Benaiah and Jahaziel, played the trumpets regularly before the Ark of God's covenant.
7. That day David gave to Asaph and his fellow Levites this song of thanksgiving to the LORD:
8. Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.
9. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his miracles.
10. Exult in his holy name; O worshipers of the LORD, rejoice!
11. Search for the LORD and for his strength, and keep on searching.
12. Think of the wonderful works he has done, the miracles, and the judgments he handed down,
13. O children of Israel, God's servant, O descendants of Jacob, God's chosen one.
14. He is the LORD our God. His rule is seen throughout the land.
15. He always stands by his covenant--the commitment he made to a thousand generations.
16. This is the covenant he made with Abraham and the oath he swore to Isaac.
17. He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to the people of Israel as a never-ending treaty:
18. "I will give you the land of Canaan as your special possession."
19. He said this when they were few in number, a tiny group of strangers in Canaan.
20. They wandered back and forth between nations, from one kingdom to another.
21. Yet he did not let anyone oppress them. He warned kings on their behalf:
22. "Do not touch these people I have chosen, and do not hurt my prophets."
23. Let the whole earth sing to the LORD! Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
24. Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
25. Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be revered above all gods.
26. The gods of other nations are merely idols, but the LORD made the heavens!
27. Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty are in his dwelling.
28. O nations of the world, recognize the LORD, recognize that the LORD is glorious and strong.
29. Give to the LORD the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come to worship him. Worship the LORD in all his holy splendor.
30. Let all the earth tremble before him. The world is firmly established and cannot be shaken.
31. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice! Tell all the nations that the LORD is king.
32. Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst forth with joy!
33. Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise before the LORD! For he is coming to judge the earth.
34. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
35. Cry out, "Save us, O God of our salvation! Gather and rescue us from among the nations, so we can thank your holy name and rejoice and praise you."
36. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And all the people shouted "Amen!" and praised the LORD.
37. David arranged for Asaph and his fellow Levites to minister regularly before the Ark of the LORD's covenant, doing whatever needed to be done each day.
38. This group included Obed-edom (son of Jeduthun), Hosah, and sixty-eight other Levites as gatekeepers.
39. Meanwhile, David stationed Zadok the priest and his fellow priests at the Tabernacle of the LORD on the hill of Gibeon, where they continued to minister before the LORD.
40. They sacrificed the regular burnt offerings to the LORD each morning and evening on the altar set aside for that purpose, obeying everything written in the law of the LORD, which he had given to Israel.
41. David also appointed Heman, Jeduthun, and the others chosen by name to give thanks to the LORD, "for his faithful love endures forever."
42. They used their trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments to accompany the songs of praise to God. And the sons of Jeduthun were appointed as gatekeepers.
43. Then all the people returned to their homes, and David returned home to bless his family.

Psalms 78:12-16
12. the miracles he did for their ancestors in Egypt, on the plain of Zoan.
13. For he divided the sea before them and led them through! The water stood up like walls beside them!
14. In the daytime he led them by a cloud, and at night by a pillar of fire.
15. He split open the rocks in the wilderness to give them plenty of water, as from a gushing spring.
16. He made streams pour from the rock, making the waters flow down like a river!

Proverbs 19:22-24
22. Loyalty makes a person attractive. And it is better to be poor than dishonest.
23. Fear of the LORD gives life, security, and protection from harm.
24. Some people are so lazy that they won't even lift a finger to feed themselves.

Acts 7:44-60
44. "Our ancestors carried the Tabernacle with them through the wilderness. It was constructed in exact accordance with the plan shown to Moses by God.
45. Years later, when Joshua led the battles against the Gentile nations that God drove out of this land, the Tabernacle was taken with them into their new territory. And it was used there until the time of King David.
46. "David found favor with God and asked for the privilege of building a permanent Temple for the God of Jacob.
47. But it was Solomon who actually built it.
48. However, the Most High doesn't live in temples made by human hands. As the prophet says,
49. 'Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you ever build me a temple as good as that?' asks the Lord. 'Could you build a dwelling place for me?
50. Didn't I make everything in heaven and earth?'
51. "You stubborn people! You are heathen at heart and deaf to the truth. Must you forever resist the Holy Spirit? But your ancestors did, and so do you!
52. Name one prophet your ancestors didn't persecute! They even killed the ones who predicted the coming of the Righteous One--the Messiah whom you betrayed and murdered.
53. You deliberately disobeyed God's law, though you received it from the hands of angels. "
54. The Jewish leaders were infuriated by Stephen's accusation, and they shook their fists in rage.
55. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed steadily upward into heaven and saw the glory of God, and he saw Jesus standing in the place of honor at God's right hand.
56. And he told them, "Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing in the place of honor at God's right hand!"
57. Then they put their hands over their ears, and drowning out his voice with their shouts, they rushed at him.
58. They dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. The official witnesses took off their coats and laid them at the feet of a young man named Saul.
59. And as they stoned him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
60. And he fell to his knees, shouting, "Lord, don't charge them with this sin!" And with that, he died.