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Saturday: John 7-9
Sunday: I Timothy 4-6
Monday: Numbers 9-12
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
The Books of History
I Chronicles 15-19
Wednesday: Psalms 102-104
Thursday: Proverbs 20-21
Friday: Hosea 8-14

1 Chronicles 15

1
After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.
2
Then David said, "No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, because the LORD chose them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister before him forever."
3
David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the LORD to the place he had prepared for it.
4
He called together the descendants of Aaron and the Levites:
5
From the descendants of Kohath, Uriel the leader and 120 relatives;
6
from the descendants of Merari, Asaiah the leader and 220 relatives;
7
from the descendants of Gershon, Joel the leader and 130 relatives;
8
from the descendants of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the leader and 200 relatives;
9
from the descendants of Hebron, Eliel the leader and 80 relatives;
10
from the descendants of Uzziel, Amminadab the leader and 112 relatives.
11
Then David summoned Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab the Levites.
12
He said to them, "You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate yourselves and bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.
13
It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way."
14
So the priests and Levites consecrated themselves in order to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel.
15
And the Levites carried the ark of God with the poles on their shoulders, as Moses had commanded in accordance with the word of the LORD.
16
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brothers as singers to sing joyful songs, accompanied by musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.
17
So the Levites appointed Heman son of Joel; from his brothers, Asaph son of Berekiah; and from their brothers the Merarites, Ethan son of Kushaiah;
18
and with them their brothers next in rank: Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel, the gatekeepers.
19
The musicians Heman, Asaph and Ethan were to sound the bronze cymbals;
20
Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah were to play the lyres according to
21
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel and Azaziah were to play the harps, directing according to
22
Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.
23
Berekiah and Elkanah were to be doorkeepers for the ark.
24
Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah and Eliezer the priests were to blow trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-Edom and Jehiah were also to be doorkeepers for the ark.
25
So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of units of a thousand went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-Edom, with rejoicing.
26
Because God had helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, seven bulls and seven rams were sacrificed.
27
Now David was clothed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and as were the singers, and Kenaniah, who was in charge of the singing of the choirs. David also wore a linen ephod.
28
So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouts, with the sounding of rams' horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps.
29
As the ark of the covenant of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart.


1 Chronicles 16

1
They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before God.
2
After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
3
Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.
4
He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to make petition, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel:
5
Asaph was the chief, Zechariah second, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals,
6
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
7
That day David first committed to Asaph and his associates this psalm of thanks to the LORD:
8
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
9
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
10
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
11
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
12
Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
13
O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
14
He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
15
He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,
16
the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
17
He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
18
"To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit."
19
When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
20
they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
21
He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
22
"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
23
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
24
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
25
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
26
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
27
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.
28
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength,
29
ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
30
Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
31
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!"
32
Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
33
Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
34
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
35
Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise."
36
Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."
37
David left Asaph and his associates before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister there regularly, according to each day's requirements.
38
He also left Obed-Edom and his sixty-eight associates to minister with them. Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun, and also Hosah, were gatekeepers.
39
David left Zadok the priest and his fellow priests before the tabernacle of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon
40
to present burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering regularly, morning and evening, in accordance with everything written in the Law of the LORD, which he had given Israel.
41
With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, "for his love endures forever."
42
Heman and Jeduthun were responsible for the sounding of the trumpets and cymbals and for the playing of the other instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were stationed at the gate.
43
Then all the people left, each for his own home, and David returned home to bless his family.


1 Chronicles 17

1
After David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."
2
Nathan replied to David, "Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you."
3
That night the word of God came to Nathan, saying:
4
"Go and tell my servant David, `This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in.
5
I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought Israel up out of Egypt to this day. I have moved from one tent site to another, from one dwelling place to another.
6
Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their leaders whom I commanded to shepherd my people, "Why have you not built me a house of cedar?"'
7
"Now then, tell my servant David, `This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock, to be ruler over my people Israel.
8
I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name like the names of the greatest men of the earth.
9
And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning
10
and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also subdue all your enemies. "`I declare to you that the LORD will build a house for you:
11
When your days are over and you go to be with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom.
12
He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever.
13
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor.
14
I will set him over my house and my kingdom forever; his throne will be established forever.'"
15
Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.
16
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?
17
And as if this were not enough in your sight, O God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You have looked on me as though I were the most exalted of men, O LORD God.
18
"What more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant,
19
O LORD. For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made known all these great promises.
20
"There is no one like you, O LORD, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
21
And who is like your people Israel--the one nation on earth whose God went out to redeem a people for himself, and to make a name for yourself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt?
22
You made your people Israel your very own forever, and you, O LORD, have become their God.
23
"And now, LORD, let the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house be established forever. Do as you promised,
24
so that it will be established and that your name will be great forever. Then men will say, `The LORD Almighty, the God over Israel, is Israel's God!' And the house of your servant David will be established before you.
25
"You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you.
26
O LORD, you are God! You have promised these good things to your servant.
27
Now you have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O LORD, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever."


1 Chronicles 18

1
In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its surrounding villages from the control of the Philistines.
2
David also defeated the Moabites, and they became subject to him and brought tribute.
3
Moreover, David fought Hadadezer king of Zobah, as far as Hamath, when he went to establish his control along the Euphrates River.
4
David captured a thousand of his chariots, seven thousand charioteers and twenty thousand foot soldiers. He hamstrung all but a hundred of the chariot horses.
5
When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.
6
He put garrisons in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject to him and brought tribute. The LORD gave David victory everywhere he went.
7
David took the gold shields carried by the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
8
From Tebah and Cun, towns that belonged to Hadadezer, David took a great quantity of bronze, which Solomon used to make the bronze Sea, the pillars and various bronze articles.
9
When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,
10
he sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet him and congratulate him on his victory in battle over Hadadezer, who had been at war with Tou. Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze.
11
King David dedicated these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold he had taken from all these nations: Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek.
12
Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
13
He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory everywhere he went.
14
David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
15
Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder;
16
Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was secretary;
17
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David's sons were chief officials at the king's side.


1 Chronicles 19

1
In the course of time, Nahash king of the Ammonites died, and his son succeeded him as king.
2
David thought, "I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me." So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father. When David's men came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites to express sympathy to him,
3
the Ammonite nobles said to Hanun, "Do you think David is honoring your father by sending men to you to express sympathy? Haven't his men come to you to explore and spy out the country and overthrow it?"
4
So Hanun seized David's men, shaved them, cut off their garments in the middle at the buttocks, and sent them away.
5
When someone came and told David about the men, he sent messengers to meet them, for they were greatly humiliated. The king said, "Stay at Jericho till your beards have grown, and then come back."
6
When the Ammonites realized that they had become a stench in David's nostrils, Hanun and the Ammonites sent a thousand talents of silver to hire chariots and charioteers from Aram Naharaim, Aram Maacah and Zobah.
7
They hired thirty-two thousand chariots and charioteers, as well as the king of Maacah with his troops, who came and camped near Medeba, while the Ammonites were mustered from their towns and moved out for battle.
8
On hearing this, David sent Joab out with the entire army of fighting men.
9
The Ammonites came out and drew up in battle formation at the entrance to their city, while the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country.
10
Joab saw that there were battle lines in front of him and behind him; so he selected some of the best troops in Israel and deployed them against the Arameans.
11
He put the rest of the men under the command of Abishai his brother, and they were deployed against the Ammonites.
12
Joab said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you are to rescue me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will rescue you.
13
Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The LORD will do what is good in his sight."
14
Then Joab and the troops with him advanced to fight the Arameans, and they fled before him.
15
When the Ammonites saw that the Arameans were fleeing, they too fled before his brother Abishai and went inside the city. So Joab went back to Jerusalem.
16
After the Arameans saw that they had been routed by Israel, they sent messengers and had Arameans brought from beyond the River, with Shophach the commander of Hadadezer's army leading them.
17
When David was told of this, he gathered all Israel and crossed the Jordan; he advanced against them and formed his battle lines opposite them. David formed his lines to meet the Arameans in battle, and they fought against him.
18
But they fled before Israel, and David killed seven thousand of their charioteers and forty thousand of their foot soldiers. He also killed Shophach the commander of their army.
19
When the vassals of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and became subject to him. So the Arameans were not willing to help the Ammonites anymore.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

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