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Bible in one year


May 2


1 Samuel 6:1-21
1. And so when ark of the LORD had been in the country of the Philistines seven months,
2. the Philistines called for the priests and the soothsayers saying: what shall we do with the ark of the LORD? tell us wherewith we shall send it home again.
3. They answered if you send the ark of the God of Israel home again send it not empty: But reward it with a trespass offering: and then ye shall be whole, and it shall be known to you, why his hand departeth not from you.
4. Then said they, what shall be the trespass offering which we shall reward him with? And they answered: five golden arses with Emerods and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines. For it was one manner of plague that was on you all, and on your lords too.
5. Wherefore ye shall make images like to your arses with Emerods and images like to your mice that destroyed your land, and shall give glory unto the God of Israel: that he may take his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.
6. Wherefore should ye harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharao hardened their hearts, which for all that (when he had played his pageants with them) were fain to let the people go and depart.
7. Now therefore make a new cart and take two milch kine, on whose neck never came yoke. And tie the kine in the cart, and bring the calves home from them.
8. Then take the ark of the LORD and put it in the cart, and put the Jewels of gold (which ye reward him with for a trespass offering) in a forcer by the side thereof and send it away and let it go.
9. And mark if he go up by the way that leadeth unto his own coast, to Bethsames, then it is he that did us this great evil. But and if he do not, then it is not his hand that smote us, but it was a chance that happened us.
10. And the men did even so: they took two kine that gave milk and tied them in the cart, and kept the calves at home,
11. and they laid the ark of the LORD upon the cart and the forcer with the mice of gold and the images of their arses with Emerods.
12. And the kine took the straight way to Bethsames, both one way, and as they went, lowed, turning neither to the right hand nor to the left. And the lords of the Philistines went after them until they came to the borders of Bethsames.
13. And they of Bethsames were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley. And they lifted up their eyes and spied the ark. And rejoiced when they saw it.
14. And the cart came into the grove of one Jehosua a Bethsamite, and stood still there. There was there also a great stone. And they clave the wood of the cart and offered the kine a burnt offering unto the LORD.
15. And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD and the forcer that was thereby, wherein the Jewels of gold were and put them on the great stone. And the men of Bethsames sacrificed burnt sacrifice and offered offerings that same day unto the LORD.
16. And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Akaron the same day.
17. These are the golden arses with Emerods which the Philistines gave to amends for a trespass offering to the LORD: for Asdod one: for Gaza one: for Askalon one: for Geth one: and for Akaron one.
18. And the golden mice were according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines thorow the five lordships: both of walled towns and of towns unwailed, even unto the great stone, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Jehosua the Bethsamite.
19. And he plagued the men of Bethsames, because they had seen the ark of the LORD. And he slew of the people fifty thousand and three score and ten persons. And the people lamented, because the LORD had slain so great a slaughter of them.
20. And the men of Bethsames said who is able to stand before the LORD so holy a God and to whom shall he go from us?
21. And they sent messengers to the inhabiters of Kariath Jarim saying: The Philistines have brought home again the Ark of the LORD: come down and fetch it up to you.

1 Samuel 7:1-17
1. And the men of Kariathjarim came and set up the ark of the LORD, and brought it unto the house of Abinadab in Gabaah and sanctified Eleazar his son to wait upon the ark of the LORD.
2. And while the ark abode in Kariathjarim, the days multiplied, that it was twenty year, and all Israel lamented after the LORD.
3. And Samuel spake unto all Israel saying: if ye be come again unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods from among you, and Astharoth, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD and serve him alone, and so shall he rid you out of the hands of the Philistines.
4. And then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Astharoth, and served the LORD onely.
5. Then said Samuel: gather all Israel to Mazphah, that I may pray for you unto the LORD.
6. And they gathered together to Mazphah, and drew water and poured it out before the LORD and fasted the same day and said there: we have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the causes of the children of Israel in Mazphah.
7. When the Philistines heard, that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mazphah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard that, they were afraid of the Philistines
8. and said to Samuel: cease not to cry unto the LORD our God for us, that he may save us out of the hands of the Philistines.
9. And Samuel took a sucking lamb and offered it altogether for a burnt offering, unto the LORD and cried unto the LORD for Israel: and the LORD heard him.
10. And as Samuel offered the burnt offering, the Philistines came to fight against Israel. But the LORD thundered a great thunder the same day upon the Philistines, and turmoiled them, that they were beaten before Israel.
11. And the men of Israel issued out of Mazphah and pursued the Philistines and slew them, until they came under Bethcar.
12. And the Samuel took a stone and pitched it between Mazphah and Sen, and called the name thereof the stone of help, saying: thus far hath the LORD holp us.
13. And so the Philistines were brought under that they came no more into the coasts of Israel: for the hand of the LORD was upon the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
14. Thereto the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel came again to Israel, even from Akaron to Geth, with the coasts of the same, which Israel plucked out of the hands of the Philistines. For there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
15. And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life,
16. and went about year by year, to Bethel Gilgal and Mazphah, and judged Israel in all those places, and came again to Ramath:
17. for there was his house, and there he judged Israel, and there he built an altar unto the LORD.

Psalms 55:1-8
1. To the chanter in Neginoth, an instruction of David. Hear my prayer, O God, and hide not thyself from my petition.
2. Take heed unto me, and hear me, how piteously I mourn and complain.
3. The enemy crieth so, and the ungodly cometh on so fast: for they are minded to do me some mischief, so maliciously are they set against me.
4. My heart is heavy within me, and the fear of death is fallen upon me.
5. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and an horrible dread hath overwhelmed me.
6. And I said: O that I had wings like a dove, that I might flee somewhere, and be at rest.
7. Lo, then would I get me away far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
8. I would make haste to escape, from the stormy wind and tempest.

Proverbs 15:14-14
14. A wise heart will seek after knowledge, but the mouth of fools meddle with foolishness.

Luke 21:20-38
20. And when ye see Jerusalem besieged with an host, then understand, that the desolation of the same is nigh.
21. Then let them which are in Jewry fly to the mountains. And let them which are in the midst of it, depart out. And let not them that are in other countries, enter(come) therein.
22. For these be the days of vengeance, to fulfil all that are written.
23. But woe be to them that be with child, and to them that give suck in those days, for there shall be great trouble in the land:(upon earth) and wrath over all this people.
24. And they shall fall on the edge of the sword. And they shall be led captive into all nations. And Jerusalem shall be trodden underfoot of the gentiles, until the time of the gentiles be fulfilled.
25. And there shall be signs, in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars: and in the earth the people shall be in such perplexity, that they shall not tell which way to turn themselves. The sea and the waves(waters) shall roar,
26. and men's hearts shall fail them(men shall pine away) for fear, and for looking after those things which shall come on the earth. For the powers of heaven shall move.
27. And then shall they see the son of man come in a cloud with power and great glory.
28. When these things begin to come to pass: then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.
29. And he shewed(told) them a similitude: behold the fig tree, and all other trees,
30. when they shoot forth their buds, ye see and know of your own selves(ye see by them, and perceive) that summer is then nigh at hand.
31. So likewise ye (when ye see these things come to pass) understand,(be sure) that the kingdom of God is nigh.
32. Verily I say unto you: this generation shall not pass, till all be fulfilled.
33. Heaven and earth shall pass: but my words shall not pass.
34. Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be overcome, with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this world: and that, that day come on you unawares.(that your hearts be not overladden with excess of eating and with drunkenness, and with taking of though for living, and so this day come upon you unawares)
35. For as a snare shall it come on all them that sit on the face of the(dwell upon) earth.
36. Watch therefore continually and pray, that ye may scape(obtain grace to fly) all this that shall come. And that ye may stand before the son of man.
37. In the day time taught he in the temple, and at night, he went out, and had abiding in the mount Olivete.
38. And all the people came in the morning to(gat them up early unto) him in the temple, for to hear him.