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Bible in one year


July 25


Nehemiah 1:1-11
1. These are the acts of Nehemiah the son of Hachalia. It fortuned in the month Casleu, in the twentieth year, that I was in the castle at Susan:
2. and Hanani, one of my brethren, came with certain men of Judah, and I asked them how the Jews did that were delivered and escaped from the captivity, and how it went at Jerusalem.
3. And they said unto me: The remnant of the captivity are there in the land in great misfortune and rebuke. The walls of Jerusalem are broken down, and the gates thereof are brent with fire.
4. When I heard these words, I sat me down and wept, and mourned two days, and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven
5. and said: O LORD God of heaven, thou great and terrible God, thou that keepest covenant and mercy for them that love thee and observe thy commandments:
6. Let thine ears hearken,(mark) and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray now before thee day and night for the children of Israel thy servants, and knowledge the sins of the children of Israel, which we have committed against thee. And I and my father's house have sinned also.
7. We have been corrupt unto thee, in that we have not kept the commandments, statutes, and laws, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
8. Yet call to remembrance the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, and saidest: If ye transgress, then will I scatter you abroad among the nations.
9. But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments and do them: though ye were cast out unto the uttermost(utmost) part of heaven yet will I gather you from thence, and will bring you from thence, even unto the place, that I have chosen for my name to dwell there.
10. They are thy servants, and thy people whom thou hast delivered thorow thy great power and mighty hand.
11. O Lord,(LORDE) let thine ears hearken to(marke) the prayer of thy servant, and the prayer of thy servants, whose desire is to fear thy name, and let thy servant prosper this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's butler.

Nehemiah 2:1-20
1. In the month Nisan in the twentieth year of king Artaxerses, when the wine stood before him, I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king and I was heavy in his presence.
2. Then said the king unto me: Why lookest thou so sadly? Thou art not sick, that is not the matter, but thou art heavy hearted.
3. Nevertheless I was sore afraid and said unto the king: God save the king's life forever, should I not look sadly? The city of my fathers' burial lieth waste and the gates thereof are consumed with fire.
4. Then said the king unto me: what is then thy request? Then made I my prayer to the God of heaven,
5. and said unto the king: If it please the king, and if thy servant be favoured in thy sight. I be seek thee send me in to Judah unto the city of my fathers' burial, that I may build it.
6. And the king said unto me, and so did the queen that sat by him: How long shall thy journey continue, and when wilt thou come again? And it pleased the king to send me, and I set him a time,
7. and said unto the king: if it please the king, let him give me letters to the captains beyond the water, that they may convey me over, till I come into Judah:
8. And letters unto Asaph the lord of the king's wood, that he may give me wood for beams(balkes) to the gates of the palace, which are hard on the house and hard on the walls of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king gave me according to the good hand of God upon me:
9. And when I came to the captains beyond the water, I gave them the king's letters. And the king sent captains and horsemen with me.
10. But when Sanabalat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant of the Ammonites heard that, it grieved them sore, that there was come a man which sought the wealth of the children of Israel.
11. And when I came to Jerusalem, and had been there three days,
12. I gat me up in the night season, and a few men with me: for I told no man what God had given me in my heart to do at Jerusalem: and there was not one beast with me, save it that I rode upon.
13. And I rode by night unto the valley port before the Dragon well, and to the Dung port, and considered the walls of Jerusalem that were broken down, and the ports thereof consumed with the fire.
14. And I went over unto the wellport, and to the king's conduit,(condite) and there was no room(rowme) for my beast, that it could go under me.
15. Then went I on in the night by the brook side, and considered the wall, and turned back and came home again to the valley port.
16. And the rulers knew not whither I went or what I did: for hither to had I not told the Jews and the priests, the councilors(councelers) and the rulers, and the other that laboured in the work.
17. And I said unto them: Ye see the misery that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and how the gates thereof are brent with fire, come let us build up the walls of Jerusalem, that we be no more a rebuke.
18. And I told them of the good hand of my God which was upon me: and the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said: then let us get up, and build:(And we builded) and their hands were strengthened to good.
19. But when Sanabalat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant of the Ammonites, and Gesem the Arabian heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said: what is this that ye do? Will ye fall away again from the king?
20. Then answered I them, and said: the God of heaven he it is that causeth(shall cause) us to prosper: and we be his servants. Let us get up and build.(for we his servaunts are gotten up, and are building) As for you, ye have no portion, nor right, nor remembrance in Jerusalem.

Psalms 88:11-18
11. May thy loving-kindness be shewed in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
12. May thy wonderous works be known in the dark? or thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?
13. Unto thee I cry, O LORD, and early cometh my prayer before thee.
14. LORD, why puttest thou away my soul? Wherefore hidest thou thy face from me?
15. My strength is gone for very sorrow and misery, with fearfulness do I bear thy burthens.
16. Thy wrathful(wroth full) displeasure goeth over me; the fear of thee oppresseth me.
17. They came round about me daily like water, and compass me together on every side.
18. My lovers and friends hast thou put away from me, and turned away mine acquaintance.

Proverbs 21:25-26
25. The voluptuousness of the slothful is his own death, for his hands will not labour.
26. He coveteth and desireth all the day long, but the righteous is alway giving and keepeth nothing back.

Acts 25:1-27
1. When Festus was come into the province, after three days, he ascended from Cesarea unto Jerusalem.
2. Then enformed him the high priests, and the chief of the jews against (of) Paul. And they entreated(besought) him,
3. and desired favour against him that he would send for him to Jerusalem, and laid wait for him in the way to kill him.
4. Festus answered that Paul should be kept at Cesarea: but that he himself would shortly depart thither.
5. Let them therefore (said he) which among you are able to do it come down with us and accuse him, if there be any fault in the man.
6. When he had tarried there more than ten days he departed unto Cesarea, and the next day sat down in the judgement seat, and commanded Paul to be brought.
7. When he was come the jews which were come from Jerusalem, came about him and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove
8. as long as he answered for himself, that he had neither against the law of the jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Cesar offended any thing at all.
9. Festus willing to do the jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said: Wilt thou go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?
10. Then said Paul: I stand at Cesar's judgement seat, where I ought to be judged. To the jews have I no harm done, as thou verily well knowest.
11. If I have hurt them, or committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die. If none of these things are, where of they accuse me, no man ought to deliver me to them. I appeal unto Cesar.(the Emperour)
12. Then spake Festus with deliberation,(the Council) and answered: Thou hast appealed unto Cesar: unto Cesar shalt thou go.
13. After a certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Cesarea to salute Festus.
14. And when they had been there a good season, Festus rehearsed Paul's cause unto the king saying: There is a certain man left in prison of Felix
15. about whom when I came to Jerusalem the high priests, and seniors(elders) of the jews enformed me, and desired to have judgement against him.
16. To whom I answered: It is not the manner of the romans to deliver any man that he should perish, before that he which is accused, have the accusers before him,(presence) and have license(receive liberty) to answer for himself, as pertaining to the crime whereof he is accused:(concerning the crime laid against him:)
17. when they were come hither, without delay on the morrow(next day) I sat to give judgement, and commanded the man to be brought forth.
18. Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:
19. But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus which was dead; whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
20. (And) Because I doubted(understood not) of the(such manner) questions, I asked him whither he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.
21. Then when Paul had appealed to be kept unto the knowledge of Cesar. I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Cesar.
22. Agrippa said unto Festus: I would also hear the man myself. Tomorrow (said he) thou shalt hear him.
23. (And) On the morrow when Agrippa was come and Bernice with great pomp, and were entered into the council house with the captains and chief men of the city, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth,
24. and Festus said: King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us: Ye see this man about whom all the multitude of (the) jews have been with me, both at Jerusalem and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
25. Yet found(perceived) I nothing worthy of death that he had committed. Nevertheless seeing that he hath appealed to Cesar, I have determined to send him.
26. Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him unto you, and specially unto thee, king Agrippa, that after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.
27. For me thinketh it unreasonable for to send a prisoner, and not to shew the causes, which are laid against him.