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July 3


2 Chronicles 1:1-17
1. Solomon son of David established himself in his kingdom; the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.
2. Solomon summoned all Israel, the commanders of the thousands and of the hundreds, the judges, and all the leaders of all Israel, the heads of families.
3. Then Solomon, and the whole assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for God's tent of meeting, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness, was there.
4. (But David had brought the ark of God up from Kiriath-jearim to the place that David had prepared for it; for he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.)
5. Moreover the bronze altar that Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, had made, was there in front of the tabernacle of the LORD. And Solomon and the assembly inquired at it.
6. Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before the LORD, which was at the tent of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
7. That night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask what I should give you."
8. Solomon said to God, "You have shown great and steadfast love to my father David, and have made me succeed him as king.
9. O LORD God, let your promise to my father David now be fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
10. Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of yours?"
11. God answered Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may rule my people over whom I have made you king,
12. wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like."
13. So Solomon came from the high place at Gibeon, from the tent of meeting, to Jerusalem. And he reigned over Israel.
14. 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.
15. The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stone, and he made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephelah.
16. Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and Kue; the king's traders received them from Kue at the prevailing price.
17. They imported from Egypt, and then exported, a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty; so through them these were exported to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

2 Chronicles 2:1-18
1. Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.
2. Solomon conscripted seventy thousand laborers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hill country, with three thousand six hundred to oversee them.
3. Solomon sent word to King Huram of Tyre: "Once you dealt with my father David and sent him cedar to build himself a house to live in.
4. I am now about to build a house for the name of the LORD my God and dedicate it to him for offering fragrant incense before him, and for the regular offering of the rows of bread, and for burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths and the new moons and the appointed festivals of the LORD our God, as ordained forever for Israel.
5. The house that I am about to build will be great, for our God is greater than other gods.
6. But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him?
7. So now send me an artisan skilled to work in gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and in purple, crimson, and blue fabrics, trained also in engraving, to join the skilled workers who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem, whom my father David provided.
8. Send me also cedar, cypress, and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants are skilled in cutting Lebanon timber. My servants will work with your servants
9. to prepare timber for me in abundance, for the house I am about to build will be great and wonderful.
10. I will provide for your servants, those who cut the timber, twenty thousand cors of crushed wheat, twenty thousand cors of barley, twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil."
11. Then King Huram of Tyre answered in a letter that he sent to Solomon, "Because the LORD loves his people he has made you king over them."
12. Huram also said, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a temple for the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.
13. "I have dispatched Huram-abi, a skilled artisan, endowed with understanding,
14. the son of one of the Danite women, his father a Tyrian. He is trained to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and wood, and in purple, blue, and crimson fabrics and fine linen, and to do all sorts of engraving and execute any design that may be assigned him, with your artisans, the artisans of my lord, your father David.
15. Now, as for the wheat, barley, oil, and wine, of which my lord has spoken, let him send them to his servants.
16. We will cut whatever timber you need from Lebanon, and bring it to you as rafts by sea to Joppa; you will take it up to Jerusalem."
17. Then Solomon took a census of all the aliens who were residing in the land of Israel, after the census that his father David had taken; and there were found to be one hundred fifty-three thousand six hundred.
18. Seventy thousand of them he assigned as laborers, eighty thousand as stonecutters in the hill country, and three thousand six hundred as overseers to make the people work.

Psalms 79:1-4
1. O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
2. They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of your faithful to the wild animals of the earth.
3. They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there was no one to bury them.
4. We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those around us.

Proverbs 20:8-9
8. A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes.
9. Who can say, "I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"?

Acts 11:1-30
1. Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God.
2. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him,
3. saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?"
4. Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying,
5. "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me.
6. As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air.
7. I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat.'
8. But I replied, 'By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9. But a second time the voice answered from heaven, 'What God has made clean, you must not call profane.'
10. This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven.
11. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were.
12. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house.
13. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, 'Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter;
14. he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.'
15. And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning.
16. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
17. If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?"
18. When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, "Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life."
19. Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews.
20. But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the Lord Jesus.
21. The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number became believers and turned to the Lord.
22. News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
23. When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion;
24. for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were brought to the Lord.
25. Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26. and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called "Christians."
27. At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28. One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign of Claudius.
29. The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea;
30. this they did, sending it to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.