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Bible in one year


April 25


Judges 15:1-20
1. But it chanced within a while after, even in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a Kid. And when he supposed to have gone in unto his wife into the chamber, her father would not suffer him to go in:
2. But said: I thought that thou hadst hated her, and therefore gave I her unto one of thy companions. Howbeit her younger sister is fairer than she. Take her instead of the other.
3. Then said Samson unto them: Now I am blameless concerning the Philistines though I do them evil.
4. And Samson went out and caught three hundredth foxes, and took firebrands, and fastened tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.
5. And he set the firebrands on fire, and put them into the corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the reaped corn and also the standing, with vine and olives.
6. Then the Philistines asked, who had done that? And it was told them that Samson the son-in-law of the Thamnite, because he had taken his wife and given her to one of his companions. And the Philistines came and burnt her and her father with fire.
7. And Samson said unto them: should ye do so? for I will surely be avenged of you, and then I will cease.
8. And he smote them leg and thigh with a mighty plague. And then he went and dwelt in the cave of the rock Etam.
9. Then the Philistines came up and pitched against Juda, and lay in Lehi.
10. And the men of Juda said; Why are ye come against us? And they answered to bind Samson are we come, even to do him as he hath done to us.
11. Then three thousand men of Juda went down to the cave of the rock Etam, and said to Samson: wotest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us? Wherefore then hast thou served us thus? And he answered them, as they served me, so have I served them.
12. And they said unto him, we are come to bind thee and to deliver thee into the hands of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them: sware unto me, that ye shall not hurt me yourselves.
13. And they said, we will not hurt thee, save only bind thee and deliver thee unto their hands: But we will not kill thee. And so they bound him with two new cords and brought him up from the rock.
14. And when he come to Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him. And the spirit of the LORD came upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire and the bands lowsed from his hands.
15. And he found a Jaw bone of a ratten ass, and put forth his hand and caught it, and slew a thousand men therewith.
16. And Samson said: with the Jaw of an ass, have I made heaps: with the Jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
17. And when he had left speaking he cast away the Jaw out of his hand and called the place Ramath Lehi.
18. And he was sore a thirst, and called on the LORD and said: Thou LORD hath given this great victory, thorow the hand of thy servant. And now I must die for thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised.
19. But God brake a great tooth that was in the Jaw, and there came water thereout. And when he had drunk his spirit came again, and he was refreshed, wherefore the name thereof was called the well of the caller on, which is in Lehi unto this day.
20. And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty year.

Judges 16:1-31
1. Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an whore, and went in unto her.
2. And it was told the Gazites, that Samson was come thither. And they went about and laid await for him all night in the gate of the city, but were still all the night saying: Tarry till the morning that it be day, and then let us kill him.
3. And Samson took his rest till midnight, and arose at midnight took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two side posts, and rent them off, bars and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that lieth before Hebron.
4. And after that he loved a woman, upon the river of Sorek, called Dalilah
5. unto whom came the lords of the Philistines, and said unto her: Flatter with him and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may have power over him, that we may bind him, to bring him under, and we will give every man eleven hundred silverlings.
6. And Dalilah said to Samson. Oh, tell me where thy great strength lieth, and if thou were bound wherewith men might constrain thee.
7. And Samson said unto her: If men bound me with seven green withies that were never dried, I should be weak and as another man.
8. And then the lords of the Philistines brought her seven withies that were yet green and never dried and she bound him therewith.
9. Notwithstanding she had men lying in wait with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, the Philistines be upon thee Samson. And he brake the cords as a string of tow breaketh, when it feeleth fire. And so his strength was not known.
10. Then said Dalilah to Samson: See thou hast mocked me and told me lies. Now yet tell me I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.
11. And he said: If I were bound with new ropes that never were occupied, then should I be weak, and as another man.
12. And Dalilah took new ropes and bound him therewith, and said unto him, the Philistines be upon thee Samson. And there were lyers of wait in the chamber, and he brake them from off his arms, as they had been but a thread.
13. And Dalilah said unto Samson, hitherto thou hast beguiled me and told me lies: I pray thee yet tell me wherewith men may bind thee. And he said unto her: If thou plaitedest the seven locks of my head with an hair lace and fastenedest them with a nail.
14. And she said unto him, the Philistines be upon thee Samson. And awaked out of his sleep, and plucked and went away with the nail that was in the plaiting and with the hair lace.
15. Then she said unto him: How canst thou say that thou lovest me, when thine heart is not with me: for thou hast mocked me this three times, and hast not told wherein thy great strength lieth.
16. And as she lay upon him with her words continually vexing of him, his soul was encumbered even unto the death.
17. And he told her all his heart, and said unto her: there never came razor nor shears upon mine head, for I have been an abstainer to God even from my mother's womb. If mine hair were cut off, my strength would go from me, and I should wax and be like all other men.
18. And when Dalilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent for the Philistines saying, come up yet this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came and brought the money in their hands.
19. And she made him sleep upon her lap, and sent for a man, and cut off the seven locks of his head and began to vex him. But his strength was gone from him.
20. And she said the Philistines be upon thee Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep and thought to go out as at other times before and shake himself, and wist(knew) not that the LORD was departed from him.
21. But the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters. And he was made to grind in the prison house,
22. how be it the hair of his head began to grow again after that he was shorn.
23. Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together, for to offer a solempne offering unto Dagon their God, and to rejoice: for they said, our God hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hands.
24. And when the people saw him, they praised their God: for they said our God hath delivered into our hands our enemy, that destroyed our country and slew many of us.
25. And when their hearts were merry, they said: send for Samson and let him play before us. And they fetched Samson out of the prison house, and he played before them, and they set him between the pillars.
26. And Samson said unto the lad that led him by the hand: set me that I may touch the pillars that the house stands upon, and that I may lean to them.
27. And the house was full of men and women. And there was all the lords of the Philistines. And there were upon the roof a three thousand men and women, that beheld how Samson played.
28. And Samson called unto the LORD, and said: my Lord Jehovah(Lorde Iehouah) think upon me, and strengthen me, at this time only o God, that I may be avenged of the Philstines for my two eyes.
29. And Samson caught the two middle pillars on which the house stood and on which it was borne up, the one in his right hand, and the other in his left,
30. and said: my soul die with the Philistines, and bowed them with might. And the house fell upon the lords and upon all the people that were therein. And so the dead which he slew at his death, were more than they which he slew in his life.
31. And then his brethren and all the house of his father; came down and took him up, and brought him and buried him between Zaraah and Esthaol, in the burying place of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty year.

Psalms 51:1-6
1. To the chanter, a Psalm of David, when the Prophet Nathan came unto him, after he was gone in to Bethsabe. Have mercy upon me (O God) after thy goodness, and according unto thy great mercies, do away mine offenses.
2. Wash me well from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin.
3. For I knowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me.
4. Against thee only, against thee have I sinned, and done evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and shouldest overcome when thou art judged.
5. Behold, I was born in wickedness, and in sin hath my mother conceived me.
6. But lo, thou hast a pleasure in the truth, and hast shewed me secret wisdom.

Proverbs 14:31-32
31. He that doth a poor man wrong, blasphemeth his maker: but who so hath pity of the poor, doth honour unto God.
32. The ungodly is afraid of every peril, but the righteous hath a good hope even in death.

Luke 18:1-23
1. He put forth a similitude unto them, signifying that men ought always to pray, and not to be weary,
2. saying: There was a Judge in a certain city, which feared not God neither regarded man.(and stood in awe of no man)
3. And there was a certain widow in the same city, which came unto him saying: Avenge me of(Deliver me from) mine adversary.
4. And a great while he would not.(And he would not for a while.) (But) Afterward he said unto himself: Though I fear not God, nor care for man,
5. yet because this widow troubleth(is so importune upon) me, I will avenge(deliver) her, lest at the last she come, and rail(hag) on me.
6. And the Lord said: hear what the unrighteous judge sayeth.
7. And shall not God avenge his elect,(also deliver his chosen) which cry night and day unto him? Yea though he defer them:
8. I tell you, he will avenge(shall deliver) them, and that quickly. Nevertheless, when the son of man cometh, suppose ye, that he shall find faith on (the) earth.
9. And he put forth this similitude, unto certain which trusted in themselves, that they were perfect, and despised other.
10. Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a pharisee, and the other a publican.
11. The pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself. God I thank thee that I am not as other (men) are, extortioners,(robbers) unjust, advoutrers, and even as the publican is.(or as this publican.)
12. I fast twice in the week.(Sabbath) I give tithe of all that I possess.(have)
13. And the publican stood afar off, and would not lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote his breast, saying: God be mercyfull to me a sinner.
14. I tell you: this man departed home to his house justified more than the other. For every man that exalteth himself, shall be brought low: And he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
15. They brought unto him also babes,(young children) that he should touch them. When his(the) disciples saw that, they rebuked them.
16. But Jesus called them unto him, and said: Suffer children to come unto me, and forbid them not. For unto(of) such, belongeth the kingdom of God.
17. Verily I say unto you: whosoever receiveth not the kingdom of God, as a child: he shall not enter therein.
18. And a certain ruler asked him: saying: Good Master: what ought I to do, to obtain eternal life?(inherit everlasting life?)
19. Jesus said unto him: Why callest thou me good? No man(None) is good, save(but) God only.
20. Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not commit advoutry,(not break wedlock) thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness; Honour thy father, and thy mother.
21. And he said: All (of) these have I kept from my youth.
22. When Jesus heard that, he said unto him: Yet lackest thou one thing. Sell all that thou hast, and distribute(give) it unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, and follow me.
23. When he heard that, he was heavy, for he was (very) rich.