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Bible in one year


May 3


1 Samuel 8:1-22
1. And it cometh to pass, when Samuel [is] aged, that he maketh his sons judges over Israel.
2. And the name of his first-born son is Joel, and the name of his second Abiah, judges in Beer-Sheba:
3. and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.
4. And all the elders of Israel gather themselves together, and come in unto Samuel to Ramath,
5. and say unto him, `Lo, thou hast become aged, and thy sons have not walked in thy ways; now, appoint to us a king, to judge us, like all the nations.`
6. And the thing is evil in the eyes of Samuel, when they have said, `Give to us a king to judge us;` and Samuel prayeth unto Jehovah.
7. And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, `Hearken to the voice of the people, to all that they say unto thee, for thee they have not rejected, but Me they have rejected, from reigning over them.
8. According to all the works that they have done from the day of My bringing them up out of Egypt, even unto this day, when they forsake Me, and serve other gods -- so they are doing also to thee.
9. And now, hearken to their voice; only, surely thou dost certainly protest to them, and hast declared to them the custom of the king who doth reign over them.`
10. And Samuel speaketh all the words of Jehovah unto the people who are asking from him a king,
11. and saith, `This is the custom of the king who doth reign over you: Your sons he doth take, and hath appointed for himself among his chariots, and among his horsemen, and they have run before his chariots;
12. also to appoint for himself heads of thousands, and heads of fifties; also to plow his plowing, and to reap his reaping; and to make instruments of his war, and instruments of his charioteer.
13. `And your daughters he doth take for perfumers, and for cooks, and for bakers;
14. and your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards -- the best -- he doth take, and hath given to his servants.
15. And your seed and your vineyards he doth tithe, and hath given to his eunuchs, and to his servants.
16. And your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your young men -- the best, and your asses, he doth take, and hath prepared for his own work;
17. your flock he doth tithe, and ye are to him for servants.
18. And ye have cried out in that day because of the king whom ye have chosen for yourselves, and Jehovah doth not answer you in that day.`
19. And the people refuse to hearken to the voice of Samuel, and say, `Nay, but a king is over us,
20. and we have been, even we, like all the nations; and our king hath judged us, and gone out before us, and fought our battles.`
21. And Samuel heareth all the words of the people, and speaketh them in the ears of Jehovah;
22. and Jehovah saith unto Samuel, `Hearken to their voice, and thou hast caused to reign over them a king.` And Samuel saith unto the men of Israel, `Go ye each to his city.`

1 Samuel 9:1-27
1. And there is a man of Benjamin, and his name [is] Kish, son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Bechorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, mighty of valour,
2. and he hath a son, and his name [is] Saul, a choice youth and goodly, and there is not a man among the sons of Israel goodlier than he -- from his shoulder and upward, higher than any of the people.
3. And the asses of Kish, father of Saul, are lost, and Kish saith unto Saul his son, `Take, I pray thee, with thee, one of the young men, and rise, go, seek the asses.`
4. And he passeth over through the hill-country of Ephraim, and passeth over through the land of Shalisha, and they have not found; and they pass over through the land of Shaalim, and they are not; and he passeth over through the land of Benjamin, and they have not found.
5. They have come in unto the land of Zuph, and Saul hath said to his young man who [is] with him, `Come, and we turn back, lest my father leave off from the asses, and hath been sorrowful for us.`
6. And he saith to him, `Lo, I pray thee, a man of God [is] in this city, and the man is honoured; all that he speaketh doth certainly come; now, we go there, it may be he doth declare to us our way on which we have gone.`
7. And Saul saith to his young man, `And lo, we go, and what do we bring in to the man? for the bread hath gone from our vessels, and a present there is not to bring in to the man of God -- what [is] with us?`
8. And the young man addeth to answer Saul, and saith, `Lo, there is found with me a fourth of a shekel of silver: and I have given to the man of God, and he hath declared to us our way.`
9. Formerly in Israel, thus said the man in his going to seek God, `Come and we go unto the seer,` for the `prophet` of to-day is called formerly `the seer.`
10. And Saul saith to his young man, `Thy word [is] good; come, we go;` and they go unto the city where the man of God [is].
11. They are going up in the ascent of the city, and have found young women going out to draw water, and say to them, `Is the seer in this [place]?`
12. And they answer them and say, `He is; lo, before thee! haste, now, for to-day he hath come in to the city, for the people hath a stated sacrifice in a high place.
13. At your going in to the city so ye do find him, before he doth go up in to the high place to eat; for the people do not eat till his coming, for he doth bless the sacrifice; afterwards they eat, who are called, and now, go up, for at this time ye find him.`
14. And they go up in to the city; they are coming in to the midst of the city, and lo, Samuel is coming out to meet them, to go up to the high place;
15. and Jehovah had uncovered the ear of Samuel one day before the coming of Saul, saying,
16. `At this time tomorrow, I send unto thee a man out of the land of Benjamin -- and thou hast anointed him for leader over My people Israel, and he hath saved My people out of the hand of the Philistines; for I have seen My people, for its cry hath come in unto Me.`
17. When Samuel hath seen Saul, then hath Jehovah answered him, `Lo, the man of whom I have spoken unto thee; this [one] doth restrain My people.`
18. And Saul draweth nigh to Samuel in the midst of the gate, and saith, `Declare, I pray thee, to me, where [is] this -- the seer`s house?`
19. And Samuel answereth Saul and saith, `I [am] the seer; go up before me into the high place, and ye have eaten with me to-day, and I have sent thee away in the morning, and all that [is] in thy heart I declare to thee.
20. As to the asses which are lost to thee this day three days, set not thy heart to them, for they have been found; and to whom [is] all the desire of Israel?` is it not to thee and to all thy father`s house?`
21. And Saul answereth and saith, `Am not I a Benjamite -- of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? and why hast thou spoken unto me according to this word?`
22. And Samuel taketh Saul, and his young man, and bringeth them in to the chamber, and giveth to them a place at the head of those called; and they [are] about thirty men.
23. And Samuel saith to the cook, `Give the portion which I gave to thee, of which I said unto thee, `Set it by thee?`
24. (and the cook lifteth up the leg, and that which [is] on it, and setteth before Saul), and he saith, `Lo, that which is left; set [it] before thee -- eat, for to this appointed season it is kept for thee, saying, The people I have called;` and Saul eateth with Samuel on that day.
25. And they come down from the high place to the city, and he speaketh with Saul on the roof.
26. And they rise early, and it cometh to pass, at the ascending of the dawn, that Samuel calleth unto Saul, on the roof, saying, `Rise, and I send thee away;` and Saul riseth, and they go out, both of them -- he and Samuel, without.
27. They are going down in the extremity of the city, and Samuel hath said unto Saul, `Say to the young man that he pass on before us (and he passeth on), and thou, stand at this time, and I cause thee to hear the word of God.`

Psalms 55:9-15
9. Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.
10. By day and by night they go round it, on its walls. Both iniquity and perverseness [are] in its midst,
11. Mischiefs [are] in its midst. Fraud and deceit depart not from its street.
12. For an enemy reproacheth me not, or I bear [it], He who is hating me Hath not magnified himself against me, Or I hide from him.
13. But thou, a man -- as mine equal, My familiar friend, and mine acquaintance.
14. When together we sweeten counsel, Into the house of God we walk in company.
15. Desolations [are] upon them, They go down [to] Sheol -- alive, For wickedness [is] in their dwelling, in their midst.

Proverbs 15:15-17
15. All the days of the afflicted [are] evil, And gladness of heart [is] a perpetual banquet.
16. Better [is] a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.
17. Better [is] an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.

Luke 22:1-23
1. And the feast of the unleavened food was coming nigh, that is called Passover,
2. and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they may take him up, for they were afraid of the people.
3. And the Adversary entered into Judas, who is surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve,
4. and he, having gone away, spake with the chief priests and the magistrates, how he might deliver him up to them,
5. and they rejoiced, and covenanted to give him money,
6. and he agreed, and was seeking a favourable season to deliver him up to them without tumult.
7. And the day of the unleavened food came, in which it was behoving the passover to be sacrificed,
8. and he sent Peter and John, saying, `Having gone on, prepare to us the passover, that we may eat;`
9. and they said to him, `Where wilt thou that we might prepare?`
10. And he said to them, `Lo, in your entering into the city, there shall meet you a man, bearing a pitcher of water, follow him to the house where he doth go in,
11. and ye shall say to the master of the house, The Teacher saith to thee, Where is the guest-chamber where the passover with my disciples I may eat?
12. and he shall show you a large upper room furnished, there make ready;`
13. and they, having gone away, found as he hath said to them, and they made ready the passover.
14. And when the hour come, he reclined (at meat), and the twelve apostles with him,
15. and he said unto them, `With desire I did desire to eat this passover with you before my suffering,
16. for I say to you, that no more may I eat of it till it may be fulfilled in the reign of God.`
17. And having taken a cup, having given thanks, he said, `Take this and divide to yourselves,
18. for I say to you that I may not drink of the produce of the vine till the reign of God may come.`
19. And having taken bread, having given thanks, he brake and gave to them, saying, `This is my body, that for you is being given, this do ye -- to remembrance of me.`
20. In like manner, also, the cup after the supping, saying, `This cup [is] the new covenant in my blood, that for you is being poured forth.
21. `But, lo, the hand of him delivering me up [is] with me on the table,
22. and indeed the Son of Man doth go according to what hath been determined; but wo to that man through whom he is being delivered up.`
23. And they began to reason among themselves, who then of them it may be, who is about to do this thing.