A A A A A

Bible in one year


June 23


1 Chronicles 9:1-44
1. So all Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their unfaithfulness.
2. Now the first to live again in their possessions in their towns were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.
3. And some of the people of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem:
4. Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, from the sons of Perez son of Judah.
5. And of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
6. Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel and their kin, six hundred ninety.
7. Of the Benjaminites: Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah,
8. Ibneiah son of Jeroham, Elah son of Uzzi, son of Michri, and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah;
9. and their kindred according to their generations, nine hundred fifty-six. All these were heads of families according to their ancestral houses.
10. Of the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,
11. and Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, the chief officer of the house of God;
12. and Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah, and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer;
13. besides their kindred, heads of their ancestral houses, one thousand seven hundred sixty, qualified for the work of the service of the house of God.
14. Of the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
15. and Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zichri, son of Asaph;
16. and Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
17. The gatekeepers were: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman; and their kindred Shallum was the chief,
18. stationed previously in the king's gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers of the camp of the Levites.
19. Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his kindred of his ancestral house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, guardians of the thresholds of the tent, as their ancestors had been in charge of the camp of the LORD, guardians of the entrance.
20. And Phinehas son of Eleazar was chief over them in former times; the LORD was with him.
21. Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
22. All these, who were chosen as gatekeepers at the thresholds, were two hundred twelve. They were enrolled by genealogies in their villages. David and the seer Samuel established them in their office of trust.
23. So they and their descendants were in charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, that is, the house of the tent, as guards.
24. The gatekeepers were on the four sides, east, west, north, and south;
25. and their kindred who were in their villages were obliged to come in every seven days, in turn, to be with them;
26. for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were in charge of the chambers and the treasures of the house of God.
27. And they would spend the night near the house of God; for on them lay the duty of watching, and they had charge of opening it every morning.
28. Some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they were required to count them when they were brought in and taken out.
29. Others of them were appointed over the furniture, and over all the holy utensils, also over the choice flour, the wine, the oil, the incense, and the spices.
30. Others, of the sons of the priests, prepared the mixing of the spices,
31. and Mattithiah, one of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was in charge of making the flat cakes.
32. Also some of their kindred of the Kohathites had charge of the rows of bread, to prepare them for each sabbath.
33. Now these are the singers, the heads of ancestral houses of the Levites, living in the chambers of the temple free from other service, for they were on duty day and night.
34. These were heads of ancestral houses of the Levites, according to their generations; these leaders lived in Jerusalem.
35. In Gibeon lived the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, and the name of his wife was Maacah.
36. His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
37. Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth;
38. and Mikloth became the father of Shimeam; and these also lived opposite their kindred in Jerusalem, with their kindred.
39. Ner became the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal;
40. and the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal became the father of Micah.
41. The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz;
42. and Ahaz became the father of Jarah, and Jarah of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri became the father of Moza.
43. Moza became the father of Binea; and Rephaiah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
44. Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel.

1 Chronicles 10:1-14
1. Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.
2. The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchishua, sons of Saul.
3. The battle pressed hard on Saul; and the archers found him, and he was wounded by the archers.
4. Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised may not come and make sport of me." But his armor-bearer was unwilling, for he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.
5. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died.
6. Thus Saul died; he and his three sons and all his house died together.
7. When all the men of Israel who were in the valley saw that the army had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned their towns and fled; and the Philistines came and occupied them.
8. The next day when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
9. They stripped him and took his head and his armor, and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to carry the good news to their idols and to the people.
10. They put his armor in the temple of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
11. But when all Jabesh-gilead heard everything that the Philistines had done to Saul,
12. all the valiant warriors got up and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh. Then they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
13. So Saul died for his unfaithfulness; he was unfaithful to the LORD in that he did not keep the command of the LORD; moreover, he had consulted a medium, seeking guidance,
14. and did not seek guidance from the LORD. Therefore the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.

Psalms 77:10-15
10. And I say, "It is my grief that the right hand of the Most High has changed."
11. I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD; I will remember your wonders of old.
12. I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds.
13. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is so great as our God?
14. You are the God who works wonders; you have displayed your might among the peoples.
15. With your strong arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

Proverbs 19:15-16
15. Laziness brings on deep sleep; an idle person will suffer hunger.
16. Those who keep the commandment will live; those who are heedless of their ways will die.

Acts 6:1-15
1. Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.
2. And the twelve called together the whole community of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait on tables.
3. Therefore, friends, select from among yourselves seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task,
4. while we, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word."
5. What they said pleased the whole community, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.
6. They had these men stand before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
7. The word of God continued to spread; the number of the disciples increased greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
8. Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.
9. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and others of those from Cilicia and Asia, stood up and argued with Stephen.
10. But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.
11. Then they secretly instigated some men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God."
12. They stirred up the people as well as the elders and the scribes; then they suddenly confronted him, seized him, and brought him before the council.
13. They set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops saying things against this holy place and the law;
14. for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses handed on to us."
15. And all who sat in the council looked intently at him, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.