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Bible in one year

May 24

2 Samuel 19:1-43
1. And it was told Joab, how that the king wept and mourned for Absalom.
2. And the victory was turned that day into mourning unto all the people. For the people heard say that day, how the king sorrowed for his son,
3. and the people went stealing into the city, as people confounded steal away, when they flee in battle.
4. And the king hid his face and cried with a loud voice: my son Absalom, Absalom my son my son.
5. And Joab went into the house to the king and said: thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life and the lives of thy sons and daughters, and the lives of thy wives and concubines,
6. in that thou lovest thine enemies and hatest thy friends. Thou hast declared this day that thou camest neither for thy lords nor servants. For this day I do perceive, if Absalom had lived, and all we died this day, that then it had pleased thee well.
7. Now therefore up and come out, and speak kindly unto thy servants, I swear by the LORD except thou come out, there will not tarry one man with thee this night. And that will be worse unto thee, than all the evil that fell on thee from thine youth unto this hour.
8. Then the king arose and sat down in the Gate. And it was told unto all the people, how the king sat in the Gate. And then all the people came before the king. But Israel fled every man to his tent.
9. And all the people were at strife thorowout all the tribes of Israel saying: the king delivered us out of the hand of our enemies. And he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines.
10. And now he is fled out of the land for Absalom. But Absalom whom we anointed over us is dead in battle.
11. Now therefore why are ye so still, that ye bring not the king again. And king David sent to Sadock and Abiathar the priests saying: speak unto the elders of Juda and say: why should ye be the last that should bring again the king to his house, seeing that such tidings is come from all Israel unto the king even to his house?
12. ye are my brethren, my bones and my flesh: wherefore then should ye be the last that should come to bring the king home again?
13. And say to Amasa: art thou not my bone and my flesh? And God do so to me and so thereto: except thou be captain of the Host to me for ever in the room of Joab.
14. And he bowed the hearts of all the men of Juda, as a man would bow the heart of one man: so that they sent word to the king, that he should return with all his servants.
15. And the king returned and came to Jordan. And Juda came to Gilgal for to go against the king to convey him over Jordan.
16. And Semei the son of Gera the son of Jemini which was of Bahurim, hasted and came with the men of Juda against king David,
17. and a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul and his fifteen sons and twenty servants with him. And they whipt over Jordan before the king.
18. And there went over a Boat to carry over the king's household and to do him pleasure. And Semei the son of Gera fell before the king, as he was come over Jordan
19. and said unto him: let not my lord impute wickedness unto me, nor let him not remember the wickedness that thy servant did, when my lord the king departed out of Jerusalem that the king should take it to heart.
20. For thy servant doth know how that I have done amiss. And therefore behold, I am the first this day of all the house of Joseph that am come to meet my lord the king.
21. But Abisai the son of Zaruiah answered and said: shall Semei not die for that cause: which cursed the LORD's anointed?
22. And the king said: what matter is between you and me ye sons of Zaruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? There shall no man die this day in Israel: for I know that I am this day king over Israel.
23. And the king said unto Semei: thou shalt not die, and sware unto him.
24. And Miphiboseth the son of Saul came to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet nor shaved his beard nor washed his clothes from the time the king departed, until he came again in peace.
25. And when he was come to Jerusalem toward the king, the king said unto him: wherefore went not thou with me Miphiboseth?
26. And he said: my lord king, my servant deceived me. For thy servant said: that I would have mine Ass saddled to ride thereon, for to go to the king, because thy servant is lame.
27. And he hath thereto complained on thy servant unto my lord the king. But my lord the king is as an Angel of God: do therefore what seemeth best in thine eyes.
28. For all my father's house were but dead men unto my lord the king: and yet didst thou put me among them that eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet, to cry any more unto the king?
29. And the king said: it needeth thee not to speak any more, for I have said: that thou and Ziba shall divide the lands between you.
30. And Miphiboseth said unto the king: yea let him take all: for so much as my lord the king is come in peace unto his own house.
31. And Berselai the Gileadite came from Rogelim and went over Jordan with the king, to accompany him over Jordan:
32. which Berselai was a very aged man, even four score year old, and had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim: for he was a man of very great substance.
33. And the king said unto Berselai: come thou with me, that I may feed thee with me in Jerusalem.
34. But Berselai said unto the king: of what age am I of, that I should go with the king into Jerusalem.
35. I am this day four score year old: and therefore can not discern savoury from unsavoury, neither hath thy servant pleasure in that he eateth or drinketh: nor yet delectation in the songs of men or women. It is no need that thy servant be a burden unto my lord the king:
36. let thy servant go a little way over Jordan with the king: for why should the king render me such a reward?
37. But let thy servant turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, by the grave of my father and mother. But lo here is thy servant Chamaam: let him go with my lord the king, and do to him, what shall please thee.
38. And the king answered: Chamaam shall go with me. And I will do to him that thou shalt be content with. And thereto whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that same will I do for thee.
39. And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over Jordan, he kissed Berselai and took his leave of him, and he went back again unto his own place.
40. And then the king went to Gilgal, and Chamaam went with him. Now all the men of Juda were at the bringing over of the king, and but half the men of Israel.
41. Wherefore all the men of Israel came to the king and said unto him: why have our brethren the men of Juda stolen thee away, and have brought the king and his household and all David's men with him over Jordan?
42. And all the men of Juda answered the men of Israel: for the king is near of kin to us:(nigh kindred) wherefore be ye angry for that matter? think ye that we eat of the king's cost, or that the king giveth us any gifts?
43. And the men of Israel answered the men of Juda and said: we have ten parts in the king, and have thereto more right to David than ye. Why then did ye despise us, that our advice had not been first had in restoring our king again? And the words of the men of Juda were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

2 Samuel 20:1-26
1. And there happened to be an unthrifty fellow named Seba the son of Bochri a man of Gemini which blew a trumpet and said: we have no part in David, nor inheritance in the son of Isai, o Israel,
2. let us depart therefore every man to his tent. And all Israel went from David and followed Seba the son of Bochri. But the men of Juda clave fast unto the king, from Jordan to Jerusalem.
3. And when David was come to his house to Jerusalem, he took the ten wives his concubines that he had left behind him to keep the house, and put them in ward and ministered all things unto them: but lay no more with them. And so they were enclosed unto the day of the death of them, and lived a widow's life.
4. Then said the king to Amasa: call me the men of Juda together within three days and present thyself here.
5. And Amasa went to gather the men of Juda together: but tarried longer than the time which was appointed him.
6. Wherefore the king said to Abisai: now shall Seba the son of Bochri be worse to us than Absalom. Take thou therefore thy lord's servants and follow after him: lest he get him walled cities and escape us.
7. And there went out after him Joab's men and the Cerethites and the Phelethites and the men of might. And they departed out of Jerusalem to follow after Seba the son of Bochri.
8. And when they were come to the great stone in Gabaon, Amasa met them. And Joab had his garment that he had about him, gird unto him, and had girded thereon a knife joined fast to his loins, in such a sheath that as he went it fell sometimes out.
9. And Joab said to Amasa: are all things in rest and peace my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the chin with the right hand, as though he would have kissed him.
10. And Amasa took no heed to the knife that was in Joab's hand, with which Joab smote him in the short ribs, and shed out his bowels to the ground and smote him but one stroke, and he died. And then Joab and Amisai his brother followed after Seba the son of Bochri.
11. And one of Joab's men that stood by him said: what is he that he would be as Joab, and what is he that would be unto David instead of Joab?
12. And Amasa lay wallowing in blood in the midst of the way. And there was a man that saw all the people stand still. And when he saw that all that came by him stood still, he rolled Amasa out of the way into the field and cast a cloth upon him.
13. And as soon as he was tumbled out of the way, all the people went after Joab to follow after Seba the son of Bochri.
14. And he went thorow all the tribes of Israel unto Abel, Bethmaacah and all Barim. And the people gathered unto him and went also after him.
15. And they came and besieged him in Abel Bethmaacah. And they cast up a bank against the city. And it was besieged. All the people that was with Joab laboured busily to overthrow the wall.
16. Then cried a wise woman out of the city, hear hear, bid I pray you Joab that he come hither, that I may speak with him.
17. When Joab was come the woman said: art thou Joab? And Joab answered that am I. And she said to him: hear the words of thy handmaid? And he said: I am ready to hear.
18. And she said: it hath been a common saying in the old time, men must ask of Abel, and then go and finish the work.
19. Abel is one of the quietest and faithfullest cities that are in Israel. And thou goest about to destroy a city that is as a mother in Israel. Why devourest thou the inheritance of the LORD?
20. And Joab answered and said: God forbid, God forbid it me, that I should either devour or destroy it.
21. The matter is not so: But there is a man of mount Ephraim, Seba the son of Bochri by name, which hath lifted up his hand against king David. Deliver us him onely, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab: Behold, his head shall be thrown thorow the wall to thee.
22. And then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they smote off the head of Seba son of Bochri, and cast it to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they scattered from the city every man to his tent, and Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.
23. And Joab was over all the host of Israel. And Banaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cerethites and the Phelethites.
24. And Aduram was over the tribute. And Jehosaphat the son of Ahilud was Recorder.
25. Sema was scribe. And Sadock and Abiathar were priests.
26. And Ira the Jairite was likewise David's priest.

Psalms 67:1-7
1. To the chanter, in Neginoth, a Psalm and song. God be merciful unto us, bless us, and shew the light of his countenance upon us. Selah.
2. That we may know thy way upon earth, thy saving health among all Heathen.
3. Let the people praise thee, O God, yea let all people praise thee.
4. O let the people rejoice and be glad, that thou judgest the folk righteously, and governest the nations upon earth.
5. Let the people praise thee, O God, let all people praise thee.
6. God, even our own God, give us his blessings, that the earth may bring forth her increase.
7. God bless us, and let all the ends of the world fear him.

Proverbs 16:33-33
33. The lots are cast into the lap, but their fall standeth in the LORD.

Proverbs 17:1-1
1. Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a full house and many fat cattle with strife.

John 8:1-27
1. (And) Jesus went unto mount olivet,
2. and early in the morning came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; And he sat down, and taught them.
3. (And) The scribes and pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in advoutry, and set her in the midst and said unto him:
4. Master this woman was taken in advoutry, even as the deed was a doing.
5. Moses in the law commanded us that such should be stoned: What sayest thou therefore?
6. And this they said to tempt him: that they might have, whereof to accuse him. Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.
7. And while they continued asking him, he lifted himself up; And said unto them: let him that is among you without sin, cast the first stone at her.
8. And again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9. (And) As soon as they heard that, they went out one by one the eldest first. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10. When Jesus had lifted up himself again, and saw no man, but the woman; He said unto her: Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?
11. She said: Sir no man.(No man Lorde.) (And) Jesus said: Neither do I condemn thee. Go hence and sin no more.
12. Then spake Jesus again unto them saying: I am the light of the world. He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness: but shall have the light of life.
13. The pharisees said unto him: thou bearest record of thyself, thy record is not true.
14. Jesus answered and said unto them: And if(Though) I bear record of myself, (yet) my record is true for I know whence I come,(came) and whither I go. (But) Ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
15. Ye judge after the flesh, I judge no man,
16. and if(though) I judge, then(yet) is my judgement true. For I am not alone: but I and my(the) father that sent me.
17. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18. I am one that bear witness of myself, and my(the) father that sent me beareth witness of me.
19. Then said they unto him: where is thy father? Jesus answered: ye neither know me, nor yet my father. If ye had known me, ye should have known my father also.
20. These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. And no man laid hands on him; For his time was not yet come.
21. Then said Jesus again unto them: I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins. Whither I go thither can ye not come.
22. Then spake(said) the jews: will he kill himself, because he saith: whither I go, thither can ye not come?
23. And he said unto them: ye are from beneath, I am from above. Ye are of this world, I am not of this world.
24. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins. For except ye believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
25. Then said they unto him, who art thou? And Jesus said unto them: Even the very same thing that I say unto you.
26. I have many things to say, and to judge of you. But(Ye and) he that sent me is true. And I speak in the world, those things which I have heard of him.
27. (Howbeit) They understood not that he spake of his father.