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July 27


Nehemiah 6:1-19
1. Now when it was reported to Sanballat and Tobiah and to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had built the wall and that there was no gap left in it (though up to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates),
2. Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, "Come and let us meet together in one of the villages in the plain of Ono." But they intended to do me harm.
3. So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it to come down to you?"
4. They sent to me four times in this way, and I answered them in the same manner.
5. In the same way Sanballat for the fifth time sent his servant to me with an open letter in his hand.
6. In it was written, "It is reported among the nations-- and Geshem also says it-- that you and the Jews intend to rebel; that is why you are building the wall; and according to this report you wish to become their king.
7. You have also set up prophets to proclaim in Jerusalem concerning you, 'There is a king in Judah!' And now it will be reported to the king according to these words. So come, therefore, and let us confer together."
8. Then I sent to him, saying, "No such things as you say have been done; you are inventing them out of your own mind"
9. -- for they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, "Their hands will drop from the work, and it will not be done." But now, O God, strengthen my hands.
10. One day when I went into the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah son of Mehetabel, who was confined to his house, he said, "Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you; indeed, tonight they are coming to kill you."
11. But I said, "Should a man like me run away? Would a man like me go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in!"
12. Then I perceived and saw that God had not sent him at all, but he had pronounced the prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
13. He was hired for this purpose, to intimidate me and make me sin by acting in this way, and so they could give me a bad name, in order to taunt me.
14. Remember Tobiah and Sanballat, O my God, according to these things that they did, and also the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who wanted to make me afraid.
15. So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.
16. And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem; for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.
17. Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.
18. For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah: and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.
19. Also they spoke of his good deeds in my presence, and reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to intimidate me.

Nehemiah 7:1-73
1. Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,
2. I gave my brother Hanani charge over Jerusalem, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel-- for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.
3. And I said to them, "The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot; while the gatekeepers are still standing guard, let them shut and bar the doors. Appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, some at their watch posts, and others before their own houses."
4. The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few and no houses had been built.
5. Then my God put it into my mind to assemble the nobles and the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogy. And I found the book of the genealogy of those who were the first to come back, and I found the following written in it:
6. These are the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had carried into exile; they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his town.
7. They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of the Israelite people:
8. the descendants of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy-two.
9. Of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy-two.
10. Of Arah, six hundred fifty-two.
11. Of Pahath-moab, namely the descendants of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred eighteen.
12. Of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four.
13. Of Zattu, eight hundred forty-five.
14. Of Zaccai, seven hundred sixty.
15. Of Binnui, six hundred forty-eight.
16. Of Bebai, six hundred twenty-eight.
17. Of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty-two.
18. Of Adonikam, six hundred sixty-seven.
19. Of Bigvai, two thousand sixty-seven.
20. Of Adin, six hundred fifty-five.
21. Of Ater, namely of Hezekiah, ninety-eight.
22. Of Hashum, three hundred twenty-eight.
23. Of Bezai, three hundred twenty-four.
24. Of Hariph, one hundred twelve.
25. Of Gibeon, ninety-five.
26. The people of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred eighty-eight.
27. Of Anathoth, one hundred twenty-eight.
28. Of Beth-azmaveth, forty-two.
29. Of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.
30. Of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one.
31. Of Michmas, one hundred twenty-two.
32. Of Bethel and Ai, one hundred twenty-three.
33. Of the other Nebo, fifty-two.
34. The descendants of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four.
35. Of Harim, three hundred twenty.
36. Of Jericho, three hundred forty-five.
37. Of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-one.
38. Of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred thirty.
39. The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah, namely the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three.
40. Of Immer, one thousand fifty-two.
41. Of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred forty-seven.
42. Of Harim, one thousand seventeen.
43. The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua, namely of Kadmiel of the descendants of Hodevah, seventy-four.
44. The singers: the descendants of Asaph, one hundred forty-eight.
45. The gatekeepers: the descendants of Shallum, of Ater, of Talmon, of Akkub, of Hatita, of Shobai, one hundred thirty-eight.
46. The temple servants: the descendants of Ziha, of Hasupha, of Tabbaoth,
47. of Keros, of Sia, of Padon,
48. of Lebana, of Hagaba, of Shalmai,
49. of Hanan, of Giddel, of Gahar,
50. of Reaiah, of Rezin, of Nekoda,
51. of Gazzam, of Uzza, of Paseah,
52. of Besai, of Meunim, of Nephushesim,
53. of Bakbuk, of Hakupha, of Harhur,
54. of Bazlith, of Mehida, of Harsha,
55. of Barkos, of Sisera, of Temah,
56. of Neziah, of Hatipha.
57. The descendants of Solomon's servants: of Sotai, of Sophereth, of Perida,
58. of Jaala, of Darkon, of Giddel,
59. of Shephatiah, of Hattil, of Pochereth-hazzebaim, of Amon.
60. All the temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants were three hundred ninety-two.
61. The following were those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but they could not prove their ancestral houses or their descent, whether they belonged to Israel:
62. the descendants of Delaiah, of Tobiah, of Nekoda, six hundred forty-two.
63. Also, of the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, of Hakkoz, of Barzillai (who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name).
64. These sought their registration among those enrolled in the genealogies, but it was not found there, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean;
65. the governor told them that they were not to partake of the most holy food, until a priest with Urim and Thummim should come.
66. The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,
67. besides their male and female slaves, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven; and they had two hundred forty-five singers, male and female.
68. They had seven hundred thirty-six horses, two hundred forty-five mules,
69. four hundred thirty-five camels, and six thousand seven hundred twenty donkeys.
70. Now some of the heads of ancestral houses contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury one thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, and five hundred thirty priestly robes.
71. And some of the heads of ancestral houses gave into the building fund twenty thousand darics of gold and two thousand two hundred minas of silver.
72. And what the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand darics of gold, two thousand minas of silver, and sixty-seven priestly robes.
73. So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel settled in their towns. When the seventh month came-- the people of Israel being settled in their towns--

Psalms 89:5-10
5. Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.
6. For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD,
7. a God feared in the council of the holy ones, great and awesome above all that are around him?
8. O LORD God of hosts, who is as mighty as you, O LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds you.
9. You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.
10. You crushed Rahab like a carcass; you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.

Proverbs 21:21-28
21. Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor.
22. One wise person went up against a city of warriors and brought down the stronghold in which they trusted.
23. To watch over mouth and tongue is to keep out of trouble.
24. The proud, haughty person, named "Scoffer," acts with arrogant pride.
25. The craving of the lazy person is fatal, for lazy hands refuse to labor.
26. All day long the wicked covet, but the righteous give and do not hold back.
27. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when brought with evil intent.
28. A false witness will perish, but a good listener will testify successfully.

Acts 27:1-26
1. When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, named Julius.
2. Embarking on a ship of Adramyttium that was about to set sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica.
3. The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul kindly, and allowed him to go to his friends to be cared for.
4. Putting out to sea from there, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us.
5. After we had sailed across the sea that is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia.
6. There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship bound for Italy and put us on board.
7. We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind was against us, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone.
8. Sailing past it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near the city of Lasea.
9. Since much time had been lost and sailing was now dangerous, because even the Fast had already gone by, Paul advised them,
10. saying, "Sirs, I can see that the voyage will be with danger and much heavy loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."
11. But the centurion paid more attention to the pilot and to the owner of the ship than to what Paul said.
12. Since the harbor was not suitable for spending the winter, the majority was in favor of putting to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, where they could spend the winter. It was a harbor of Crete, facing southwest and northwest.
13. When a moderate south wind began to blow, they thought they could achieve their purpose; so they weighed anchor and began to sail past Crete, close to the shore.
14. But soon a violent wind, called the northeaster, rushed down from Crete.
15. Since the ship was caught and could not be turned head-on into the wind, we gave way to it and were driven.
16. By running under the lee of a small island called Cauda we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat under control.
17. After hoisting it up they took measures to undergird the ship; then, fearing that they would run on the Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and so were driven.
18. We were being pounded by the storm so violently that on the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard,
19. and on the third day with their own hands they threw the ship's tackle overboard.
20. When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest raged, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.
21. Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul then stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and thereby avoided this damage and loss.
22. I urge you now to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
23. For last night there stood by me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,
24. and he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before the emperor; and indeed, God has granted safety to all those who are sailing with you.'
25. So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.
26. But we will have to run aground on some island."