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ግንቦት 12


1 Samuel 26:1-25
1. Then the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, "David is in hiding on the hill of Hachilah, which is opposite Jeshimon."
2. So Saul rose and went down to the Wilderness of Ziph, with three thousand chosen men of Israel, to seek David in the Wilderness of Ziph.
3. Saul encamped on the hill of Hachilah, which is opposite Jeshimon beside the road. But David remained in the wilderness. When he learned that Saul came after him into the wilderness,
4. David sent out spies, and learned that Saul had indeed arrived.
5. Then David set out and came to the place where Saul had encamped; and David saw the place where Saul lay, with Abner son of Ner, the commander of his army. Saul was lying within the encampment, while the army was encamped around him.
6. Then David said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Joab's brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, "Who will go down with me into the camp to Saul?" Abishai said, "I will go down with you."
7. So David and Abishai went to the army by night; there Saul lay sleeping within the encampment, with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the army lay around him.
8. Abishai said to David, "God has given your enemy into your hand today; now therefore let me pin him to the ground with one stroke of the spear; I will not strike him twice."
9. But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him; for who can raise his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?"
10. David said, "As the LORD lives, the LORD will strike him down; or his day will come to die; or he will go down into battle and perish.
11. The LORD forbid that I should raise my hand against the LORD's anointed; but now take the spear that is at his head, and the water jar, and let us go."
12. So David took the spear that was at Saul's head and the water jar, and they went away. No one saw it, or knew it, nor did anyone awake; for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the LORD had fallen upon them.
13. Then David went over to the other side, and stood on top of a hill far away, with a great distance between them.
14. David called to the army and to Abner son of Ner, saying, "Abner! Will you not answer?" Then Abner replied, "Who are you that calls to the king?"
15. David said to Abner, "Are you not a man? Who is like you in Israel? Why then have you not kept watch over your lord the king? For one of the people came in to destroy your lord the king.
16. This thing that you have done is not good. As the LORD lives, you deserve to die, because you have not kept watch over your lord, the LORD's anointed. See now, where is the king's spear, or the water jar that was at his head?"
17. Saul recognized David's voice, and said, "Is this your voice, my son David?" David said, "It is my voice, my lord, O king."
18. And he added, "Why does my lord pursue his servant? For what have I done? What guilt is on my hands?
19. Now therefore let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If it is the LORD who has stirred you up against me, may he accept an offering; but if it is mortals, may they be cursed before the LORD, for they have driven me out today from my share in the heritage of the LORD, saying, 'Go, serve other gods.'
20. Now therefore, do not let my blood fall to the ground, away from the presence of the LORD; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like one who hunts a partridge in the mountains."
21. Then Saul said, "I have done wrong; come back, my son David, for I will never harm you again, because my life was precious in your sight today; I have been a fool, and have made a great mistake."
22. David replied, "Here is the spear, O king! Let one of the young men come over and get it.
23. The LORD rewards everyone for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD gave you into my hand today, but I would not raise my hand against the LORD's anointed.
24. As your life was precious today in my sight, so may my life be precious in the sight of the LORD, and may he rescue me from all tribulation."
25. Then Saul said to David, "Blessed be you, my son David! You will do many things and will succeed in them." So David went his way, and Saul returned to his place.

1 Samuel 27:1-12
1. David said in his heart, "I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul; there is nothing better for me than to escape to the land of the Philistines; then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand."
2. So David set out and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to King Achish son of Maoch of Gath.
3. David stayed with Achish at Gath, he and his troops, every man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel, and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal's widow.
4. When Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, he no longer sought for him.
5. Then David said to Achish, "If I have found favor in your sight, let a place be given me in one of the country towns, so that I may live there; for why should your servant live in the royal city with you?"
6. So that day Achish gave him Ziklag; therefore Ziklag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day.
7. The length of time that David lived in the country of the Philistines was one year and four months.
8. Now David and his men went up and made raids on the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites; for these were the landed settlements from Telam on the way to Shur and on to the land of Egypt.
9. David struck the land, leaving neither man nor woman alive, but took away the sheep, the oxen, the donkeys, the camels, and the clothing, and came back to Achish.
10. When Achish asked, "Against whom have you made a raid today?" David would say, "Against the Negeb of Judah," or "Against the Negeb of the Jerahmeelites," or, "Against the Negeb of the Kenites."
11. David left neither man nor woman alive to be brought back to Gath, thinking, "They might tell about us, and say, 'David has done so and so.'" Such was his practice all the time he lived in the country of the Philistines.
12. Achish trusted David, thinking, "He has made himself utterly abhorrent to his people Israel; therefore he shall always be my servant."

Psalms 60:6-12
6. God has promised in his sanctuary: "With exultation I will divide up Shechem, and portion out the Vale of Succoth.
7. Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.
8. Moab is my washbasin; on Edom I hurl my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph."
9. Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
10. Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go out, O God, with our armies.
11. O grant us help against the foe, for human help is worthless.
12. With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.

Proverbs 16:4-5
4. The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
5. All those who are arrogant are an abomination to the LORD; be assured, they will not go unpunished.

John 2:1-25
1. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
4. And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come."
5. His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6. Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
7. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
8. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it.
9. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom
10. and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now."
11. Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
12. After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they remained there a few days.
13. The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables.
15. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
16. He told those who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!"
17. His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will consume me."
18. The Jews then said to him, "What sign can you show us for doing this?"
19. Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
20. The Jews then said, "This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?"
21. But he was speaking of the temple of his body.
22. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
23. When he was in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, many believed in his name because they saw the signs that he was doing.
24. But Jesus on his part would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people
25. and needed no one to testify about anyone; for he himself knew what was in everyone.