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June 28


1 Chronicles 19:1-19
1. Some time afterward, King Nahash of the Ammonites died, and his son succeeded him.
2. David said, "I will deal loyally with Hanun son of Nahash, for his father dealt loyally with me." So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. When David's servants came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites, to console him,
3. the officials of the Ammonites said to Hanun, "Do you think, because David has sent consolers to you, that he is honoring your father? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?"
4. So Hanun seized David's servants, shaved them, cut off their garments in the middle at their hips, and sent them away;
5. and they departed. When David was told about the men, he sent messengers to them, for they felt greatly humiliated. The king said, "Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown, and then return."
6. When the Ammonites saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the Ammonites sent a thousand talents of silver to hire chariots and cavalry from Mesopotamia, from Aram-maacah and from Zobah.
7. They hired thirty-two thousand chariots and the king of Maacah with his army, who came and camped before Medeba. And the Ammonites were mustered from their cities and came to battle.
8. When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army of the warriors.
9. The Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country.
10. When Joab saw that the line of battle was set against him both in front and in the rear, he chose some of the picked men of Israel and arrayed them against the Arameans;
11. the rest of his troops he put in the charge of his brother Abishai, and they were arrayed against the Ammonites.
12. He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will help you.
13. Be strong, and let us be courageous for our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what seems good to him."
14. So Joab and the troops who were with him advanced toward the Arameans for battle; and they fled before him.
15. When the Ammonites saw that the Arameans fled, they likewise fled before Abishai, Joab's brother, and entered the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
16. But when the Arameans saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Arameans who were beyond the Euphrates, with Shophach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head.
17. When David was informed, he gathered all Israel together, crossed the Jordan, came to them, and drew up his forces against them. When David set the battle in array against the Arameans, they fought with him.
18. The Arameans fled before Israel; and David killed seven thousand Aramean charioteers and forty thousand foot soldiers, and also killed Shophach the commander of their army.
19. When the servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David, and became subject to him. So the Arameans were not willing to help the Ammonites any more.

1 Chronicles 20:1-8
1. In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, Joab led out the army, ravaged the country of the Ammonites, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. Joab attacked Rabbah, and overthrew it.
2. David took the crown of Milcom from his head; he found that it weighed a talent of gold, and in it was a precious stone; and it was placed on David's head. He also brought out the booty of the city, a very great amount.
3. He brought out the people who were in it, and set them to work with saws and iron picks and axes. Thus David did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
4. After this, war broke out with the Philistines at Gezer; then Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, who was one of the descendants of the giants; and the Philistines were subdued.
5. Again there was war with the Philistines; and Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
6. Again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great size, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; he also was descended from the giants.
7. When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimea, David's brother, killed him.
8. These were descended from the giants in Gath; they fell by the hand of David and his servants.

Psalms 78:26-33
26. He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens, and by his power he led out the south wind;
27. he rained flesh upon them like dust, winged birds like the sand of the seas;
28. he let them fall within their camp, all around their dwellings.
29. And they ate and were well filled, for he gave them what they craved.
30. But before they had satisfied their craving, while the food was still in their mouths,
31. the anger of God rose against them and he killed the strongest of them, and laid low the flower of Israel.
32. In spite of all this they still sinned; they did not believe in his wonders.
33. So he made their days vanish like a breath, and their years in terror.

Proverbs 19:27-29
27. Cease straying, my child, from the words of knowledge, in order that you may hear instruction.
28. A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
29. Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and flogging for the backs of fools.

Acts 8:26-40
26. Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a wilderness road.)
27. So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
28. and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
29. Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to this chariot and join it."
30. So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
31. He replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.
32. Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth.
33. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth."
34. The eunuch asked Philip, "About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?"
35. Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus.
36. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?"
37.
38. He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.
39. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
40. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.