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Bible in one year

May 31

1 Kings 9:1-28
1. When Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build,
2. the LORD appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.
3. The LORD said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you made before me; I have consecrated this house that you have built, and put my name there forever; my eyes and my heart will be there for all time.
4. As for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my ordinances,
5. then I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised your father David, saying, 'There shall not fail you a successor on the throne of Israel.'
6. "If you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes that I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them,
7. then I will cut Israel off from the land that I have given them; and the house that I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight; and Israel will become a proverb and a taunt among all peoples.
8. This house will become a heap of ruins; everyone passing by it will be astonished, and will hiss; and they will say, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this house?'
9. Then they will say, 'Because they have forsaken the LORD their God, who brought their ancestors out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods, worshiping them and serving them; therefore the LORD has brought this disaster upon them.'"
10. At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house,
11. King Hiram of Tyre having supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold, as much as he desired, King Solomon gave to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
12. But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities that Solomon had given him, they did not please him.
13. Therefore he said, "What kind of cities are these that you have given me, my brother?" So they are called the land of Cabul to this day.
14. But Hiram had sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold.
15. This is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon conscripted to build the house of the LORD and his own house, the Millo and the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer
16. (Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and captured Gezer and burned it down, had killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and had given it as dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife;
17. so Solomon rebuilt Gezer), Lower Beth-horon,
18. Baalath, Tamar in the wilderness, within the land,
19. as well as all of Solomon's storage cities, the cities for his chariots, the cities for his cavalry, and whatever Solomon desired to build, in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
20. All the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the people of Israel--
21. their descendants who were still left in the land, whom the Israelites were unable to destroy completely-- these Solomon conscripted for slave labor, and so they are to this day.
22. But of the Israelites Solomon made no slaves; they were the soldiers, they were his officials, his commanders, his captains, and the commanders of his chariotry and cavalry.
23. These were the chief officers who were over Solomon's work: five hundred fifty, who had charge of the people who carried on the work.
24. But Pharaoh's daughter went up from the city of David to her own house that Solomon had built for her; then he built the Millo.
25. Three times a year Solomon used to offer up burnt offerings and sacrifices of well-being on the altar that he built for the LORD, offering incense before the LORD. So he completed the house.
26. King Solomon built a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.
27. Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, sailors who were familiar with the sea, together with the servants of Solomon.
28. They went to Ophir, and imported from there four hundred twenty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:1-29
1. When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon (fame due to the name of the LORD), she came to test him with hard questions.
2. She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind.
3. Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from the king that he could not explain to her.
4. When the queen of Sheba had observed all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,
5. the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his valets, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
6. So she said to the king, "The report was true that I heard in my own land of your accomplishments and of your wisdom,
7. but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. Not even half had been told me; your wisdom and prosperity far surpass the report that I had heard.
8. Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually attend you and hear your wisdom!
9. Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the LORD loved Israel forever, he has made you king to execute justice and righteousness."
10. Then she gave the king one hundred twenty talents of gold, a great quantity of spices, and precious stones; never again did spices come in such quantity as that which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
11. Moreover, the fleet of Hiram, which carried gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a great quantity of almug wood and precious stones.
12. From the almug wood the king made supports for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, lyres also and harps for the singers; no such almug wood has come or been seen to this day.
13. Meanwhile King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba every desire that she expressed, as well as what he gave her out of Solomon's royal bounty. Then she returned to her own land, with her servants.
14. The weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred sixty-six talents of gold,
15. besides that which came from the traders and from the business of the merchants, and from all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land.
16. King Solomon made two hundred large shields of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each large shield.
17. He made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went into each shield; and the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.
18. The king also made a great ivory throne, and overlaid it with the finest gold.
19. The throne had six steps. The top of the throne was rounded in the back, and on each side of the seat were arm rests and two lions standing beside the arm rests,
20. while twelve lions were standing, one on each end of a step on the six steps. Nothing like it was ever made in any kingdom.
21. All King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none were of silver-- it was not considered as anything in the days of Solomon.
22. For the king had a fleet of ships of Tarshish at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
23. Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
24. The whole earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.
25. Every one of them brought a present, objects of silver and gold, garments, weaponry, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.
26. Solomon gathered together chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses, which he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.
27. The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as numerous as the sycamores of the Shephelah.
28. Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king's traders received them from Kue at a price.
29. A chariot could be imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty; so through the king's traders they were exported to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

Psalms 69:1-4
1. Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
2. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.
3. I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.
4. More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; many are those who would destroy me, my enemies who accuse me falsely. What I did not steal must I now restore?

Proverbs 17:18-19
18. It is senseless to give a pledge, to become surety for a neighbor.
19. One who loves transgression loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites broken bones.

John 11:30-57
30. Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.
31. The Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary get up quickly and go out. They followed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
32. When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
33. When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved.
34. He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see."
35. Jesus began to weep.
36. So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"
37. But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"
38. Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.
39. Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days."
40. Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"
41. So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for having heard me.
42. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me."
43. When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
44. The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."
45. Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.
46. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what he had done.
47. So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council, and said, "What are we to do? This man is performing many signs.
48. If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation."
49. But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all!
50. You do not understand that it is better for you to have one man die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed."
51. He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation,
52. and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the dispersed children of God.
53. So from that day on they planned to put him to death.
54. Jesus therefore no longer walked about openly among the Jews, but went from there to a town called Ephraim in the region near the wilderness; and he remained there with the disciples.
55. Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves.
56. They were looking for Jesus and were asking one another as they stood in the temple, "What do you think? Surely he will not come to the festival, will he?"
57. Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew where Jesus was should let them know, so that they might arrest him.