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Bible in one year


May 18


2 Samuel 7:1-29
1. And it cometh to pass, when the king sat in his house, and Jehovah hath given rest to him round about, from all his enemies,
2. that the king saith unto Nathan the prophet, `See, I pray thee, I am dwelling in a house of cedars, and the ark of God is dwelling in the midst of the curtain.`
3. And Nathan saith unto the king, `All that [is] in thine heart -- go, do, for Jehovah [is] with thee.`
4. And it cometh to pass in that night, that the word of Jehovah is unto Nathan, saying,
5. `Go, and thou hast said unto My servant, unto David, Thus said Jehovah, Dost thou build for Me a house for My dwelling in?
6. for I have not dwelt in a house even from the day of My bringing up the sons of Israel out of Egypt, even unto this day, and am walking up and down in a tent and in a tabernacle.
7. During all [the time] that I have walked up and down among all the sons of Israel, a word have I spoken with one of the tribes of Israel which I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, `Why have ye not built to Me a house of cedars?
8. and now, thus dost thou say to My servant, to David: `Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, I have taken thee from the comely place, from after the flock, to be leader over My people, over Israel;
9. and I am with thee whithersoever thou hast gone, and I cut off all thine enemies from thy presence, and have made for thee a great name, as the name of the great ones who [are] in the earth,
10. and I have appointed a place for My people, for Israel, and have planted it, and it hath tabernacled in its place, and it is not troubled any more, and the sons of perverseness do not add to afflict it any more, as in the beginning,
11. even from the day that I appointed judges over My people Israel; and I have given rest to thee from all thine enemies, and Jehovah hath declared to thee that Jehovah doth make for thee a house.
12. `When thy days are full, and thou hast lain with thy fathers, then I have raised up thy seed after thee which goeth out from thy bowels, and have established his kingdom;
13. He doth build a house for My Name, and I have established the throne of his kingdom unto the age.
14. I am to him for a father, and he is to Me for a son; whom in his dealings perversely I have even reproved with a rod of men, and with strokes of the sons of Adam,
15. and My kindness doth not turn aside from him, as I turned it aside from Saul, whom I turned aside from before thee,
16. and stedfast [is] thy house and thy kingdom unto the age before thee, thy throne is established unto the age.`
17. According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so spake Nathan unto David.
18. And king David cometh in and sitteth before Jehovah, and saith, `Who [am] I, Lord Jehovah? and what my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto?
19. And yet this [is] little in Thine eyes, Lord Jehovah, and Thou dost speak also concerning the house of Thy servant afar off; and this [is] the law of the Man, Lord Jehovah.
20. And what doth David add more to speak unto Thee? and Thou, Thou hast known Thy servant, Lord Jehovah.
21. Because of Thy word, and according to Thy heart, Thou hast done all this greatness, to cause Thy servant to know [it].
22. Therefore Thou hast been great, Jehovah God, for there is none like Thee, and there is no God save Thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
23. `And who [is] as Thy people, as Israel -- one nation in the earth, whom God hath gone to redeem to Him for a people, and to make for Him a name -- and to do for you the greatness -- even fearful things for Thy land, at the presence of Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed to Thee out of Egypt -- [among the] nations and their gods?
24. Yea, Thou dost establish to Thee Thy people Israel, to Thee for a people unto the age, and Thou, Jehovah, hast been to them for God.
25. `And now, Jehovah God, the word which Thou hast spoken concerning Thy servant, and concerning his house, establish unto the age, and do as Thou hast spoken;
26. And Thy Name is great unto the age, saying, Jehovah of Hosts [is] God over Israel, and the house of Thy servant David is established before Thee,
27. For Thou, Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Thou hast uncovered the ear of Thy servant, saying, A house I build for thee, therefore hath Thy servant found his heart to pray unto Thee this prayer;
28. And now, Lord Jehovah, Thou [art] God Himself, and Thy words are truth, and Thou speakest unto Thy servant this goodness,
29. And now, begin and bless the house of Thy servant, to be unto the age before Thee, for Thou, Lord Jehovah, hast spoken, and by Thy blessing is the house of Thy servant blessed -- to the age.`

2 Samuel 8:1-18
1. And it cometh to pass afterwards that David smiteth the Philistines, and humbleth them, and David taketh the bridle of the metropolis out of the hand of the Philistines.
2. And he smiteth Moab, and measureth them with a line, causing them to lie down on the earth, and he measureth two lines to put to death, and the fulness of the line to keep alive, and the Moabites are to David for servants, bearers of a present.
3. And David smiteth Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, in his going to bring back his power by the River [Euphrates;]
4. and David captureth from him a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen, and David destroyeth utterly the whole of the charioteers, only he leaveth of them a hundred charioteers.
5. And Aram of Damascus cometh to give help to Hadadezer king of Zobah, and David smiteth of Aram twenty and two thousand men;
6. and David putteth garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and Aram is to David for a servant, bearing a present; and Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone;
7. and David taketh the shields of gold which were on the servants of Hadadezer, and bringeth them to Jerusalem;
8. and from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, hath king David taken very much brass.
9. And Toi king of Hamath heareth that David hath smitten all the force of Hadadezer,
10. and Toi sendeth Joram his son unto king David to ask of him of welfare, and to bless him, (because that he hath fought against Hadadezer, and smiteth him, for a man of wars [with] Toi had Hadadezer been), and in his hand have been vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass,
11. also them did king David sanctify to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold which he sanctified of all the nations which he subdued:
12. of Aram, and of Moab, and of the Bene-Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer son of Rehob king of Zobah.
13. And David maketh a name in his turning back from his smiting Aram in the valley of Salt -- eighteen thousand;
14. and he putteth in Edom garrisons -- in all Edom he hath put garrisons, and all Edom are servants to David; and Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone.
15. And David reigneth over all Israel, and David is doing judgment and righteousness to all his people,
16. and Joab son of Zeruiah [is] over the host, and Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud [is] remembrancer,
17. and Zadok son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, [are] priests, and Seraiah [is] scribe,
18. and Benaiah son of Jehoiada [is over] both the Cherethite and the Pelethite, and the sons of David have been ministers.

Psalms 64:1-10
1. To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Hear, O God, my voice, in my meditation, From the fear of an enemy Thou keepest my life,
2. Hidest me from the secret counsel of evil doers, From the tumult of workers of iniquity.
3. Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word.
4. To shoot in secret places the perfect, Suddenly they shoot him, and fear not.
5. They strengthen for themselves an evil thing, They recount of the hiding of snares, They have said, `Who doth look at it?`
6. They search out perverse things, `We perfected a searching search,` And the inward part of man, and the heart [are] deep.
7. And God doth shoot them [with] an arrow, Sudden have been their wounds,
8. And they cause him to stumble, Against them [is] their own tongue, Every looker on them fleeth away.
9. And all men fear, and declare the work of God, And His deed they have considered wisely.
10. The righteous doth rejoice in Jehovah, And hath trusted in Him, And boast themselves do all the upright of heart!

Proverbs 16:18-19
18. Before destruction [is] pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.`
19. Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.

John 5:24-47
24. `Verily, verily, I say to you -- He who is hearing my word, and is believing Him who sent me, hath life age-during, and to judgment he doth not come, but hath passed out of the death to the life.
25. `Verily, verily, I say to you -- There cometh an hour, and it now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and those having heard shall live;
26. for, as the Father hath life in himself, so He gave also to the Son to have life in himself,
27. and authority He gave him also to do judgment, because he is Son of Man.
28. `Wonder not at this, because there doth come an hour in which all those in the tombs shall hear his voice,
29. and they shall come forth; those who did the good things to a rising again of life, and those who practised the evil things to a rising again of judgment.
30. `I am not able of myself to do anything; according as I hear I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who sent me.
31. `If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true;
32. another there is who is testifying concerning me, and I have known that the testimony that he doth testify concerning me is true;
33. ye have sent unto John, and he hath testified to the truth.
34. `But I do not receive testimony from man, but these things I say that ye may be saved;
35. he was the burning and shining lamp, and ye did will to be glad, for an hour, in his light.
36. `But I have the testimony greater than John`s, for the works that the Father gave me, that I might finish them, the works themselves that I do, they testify concerning me, that the Father hath sent me.
37. `And the Father who sent me Himself hath testified concerning me; ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor His appearance have ye seen;
38. and His word ye have not remaining in you, because whom He sent, him ye do not believe.
39. `Ye search the Writings, because ye think in them to have life age-during, and these are they that are testifying concerning me;
40. and ye do not will to come unto me, that ye may have life;
41. glory from man I do not receive,
42. but I have known you, that the love of God ye have not in yourselves.
43. `I have come in the name of my Father, and ye do not receive me; if another may come in his own name, him ye will receive;
44. how are ye able -- ye -- to believe, glory from one another receiving, and the glory that [is] from God alone ye seek not?
45. `Do not think that I will accuse you unto the Father; there is who is accusing you, Moses -- in whom ye have hoped;
46. for if ye were believing Moses, ye would have been believing me, for he wrote concerning me;
47. but if his writings ye believe not, how shall ye believe my sayings?`