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Saturday: John 19-21
Sunday: Philemon
Monday: Numbers 25-28
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Books of History
II Chronicles 6-10
Wednesday: Psalms 114-116
Thursday: Proverbs 26-27
Friday: Obadiah

2 Chronicles 6

1
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in thick darkness.
2
I have built thee an exalted house, a place for thee to dwell in for ever."
3
Then the king faced about, and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood.
4
And he said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his hand has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to David my father, saying,
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'Since the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city in all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, that my name might be there, and I chose no man as prince over my people Israel;
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but I have chosen Jerusalem that my name may be there and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.'
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Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
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But the LORD said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart;
9
nevertheless you shall not build the house, but your son who shall be born to you shall build the house for my name.'
10
Now the LORD has fulfilled his promise which he made; for I have risen in the place of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and I have built the house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
11
And there I have set the ark, in which is the covenant of the LORD which he made with the people of Israel."
12
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands.
13
Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the court; and he stood upon it. Then he knelt upon his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;
14
and said, "O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to thy servants who walk before thee with all their heart;
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who hast kept with thy servant David my father what thou didst declare to him; yea, thou didst speak with thy mouth, and with thy hand hast fulfilled it this day.
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Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father what thou hast promised him, saying, 'There shall never fail you a man before me to sit upon the throne of Israel, if only your sons take heed to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before me.'
17
Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, let thy word be confirmed, which thou hast spoken to thy servant David.
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"But will God dwell indeed with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!
19
Yet have regard to the prayer of thy servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, hearkening to the cry and to the prayer which thy servant prays before thee;
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that thy eyes may be open day and night toward this house, the place where thou hast promised to set thy name, that thou mayest hearken to the prayer which thy servant offers toward this place.
21
And hearken thou to the supplications of thy servant and of thy people Israel, when they pray toward this place; yea, hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place; and when thou hearest, forgive.
22
"If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath, and comes and swears his oath before thy altar in this house,
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then hear thou from heaven, and act, and judge thy servants, requiting the guilty by bringing his conduct upon his own head, and vindicating the righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness.
24
"If thy people Israel are defeated before the enemy because they have sinned against thee, when they turn again and acknowledge thy name, and pray and make supplication to thee in this house,
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then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again to the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers.
26
"When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against thee, if they pray toward this place, and acknowledge thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them,
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then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, thy people Israel, when thou dost teach them the good way in which they should walk; and grant rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people as an inheritance.
28
"If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in any of their cities; whatever plague, whatever sickness there is;
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whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by any man or by all thy people Israel, each knowing his own affliction, and his own sorrow and stretching out his hands toward this house;
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then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render to each whose heart thou knowest, according to all his ways (for thou, thou only, knowest the hearts of the children of men);
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that they may fear thee and walk in thy ways all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest to our fathers.
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"Likewise when a foreigner, who is not of thy people Israel, comes from a far country for the sake of thy great name, and thy mighty hand, and thy outstretched arm, when he comes and prays toward this house,
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hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to thee; in order that all the peoples of the earth may know thy name and fear thee, as do thy people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.
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"If thy people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way thou shalt send them, and they pray to thee toward this city which thou hast chosen and the house which I have built for thy name,
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then hear thou from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
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"If they sin against thee--for there is no man who does not sin--and thou art angry with them, and dost give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to a land far or near;
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yet if they lay it to heart in the land to which they have been carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to thee in the land of their captivity, saying, 'We have sinned, and have acted perversely and wickedly';
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if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their captivity, to which they were carried captive, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest to their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name,
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then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause and forgive thy people who have sinned against thee.
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Now, O my God, let thy eyes be open and thy ears attentive to a prayer of this place.
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"And now arise, O LORD God, and go to thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy might. Let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in thy goodness.
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O LORD God, do not turn away the face of thy anointed one! Remember thy steadfast love for David thy servant."


2 Chronicles 7

1
When Solomon had ended his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
2
And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD's house.
3
When all the children of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the earth on the pavement, and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever."
4
Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before the LORD.
5
King Solomon offered as a sacrifice twenty-two thousand oxen and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
6
The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the LORD which King David had made for giving thanks to the LORD--for his steadfast love endures for ever--whenever David offered praises by their ministry; opposite them the priests sounded trumpets; and all Israel stood.
7
And Solomon consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD; for there he offered the burnt offering and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar Solomon had made could not hold the burnt offering and the cereal offering and the fat.
8
At that time Solomon held the feast for seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entrance of Hamath to the Brook of Egypt.
9
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they had kept the dedication of the altar seven days and the feast seven days.
10
On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their homes, joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that the LORD had shown to David and to Solomon and to Israel his people.
11
Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD and the king's house; all that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the LORD and in his own house he successfully accomplished.
12
Then the LORD appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: "I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.
13
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people,
14
if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
15
Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.
16
For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there for all time.
17
And as for you, if you walk before me, as David your father walked, doing according to all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and my ordinances,
18
then I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, 'There shall not fail you a man to rule Israel.'
19
"But if you turn aside and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,
20
then I will pluck you up from the land which I have given you; and this house, which I have consecrated for my name, I will cast out of my sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
21
And at this house, which is exalted, every one passing by will be astonished, and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?"
22
Then they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore he has brought all this evil upon them'"


2 Chronicles 8

1
At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house,
2
Solomon rebuilt the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them.
3
And Solomon went to Ha'math-zo'bah, and took it.
4
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the store-cities which he built in Hamath.
5
He also built Upper Beth-hor'on and Lower Beth-hor'on, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,
6
and Ba'alath, and all the store-cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for his chariots, and the cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
7
All the people who were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Per'izzites, the Hivites, and the Jeb'usites, who were not of Israel,
8
from their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel had not destroyed--these Solomon made a forced levy and so they are to this day.
9
But of the people of Israel Solomon made no slaves for his work; they were soldiers, and his officers, the commanders of his chariots, and his horsemen.
10
And these were the chief officers of King Solomon, two hundred and fifty, who exercised authority over the people.
11
Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the city of David to the house which he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not live in the house of David king of Israel, for the places to which the ark of the LORD has come are holy."
12
Then Solomon offered up burnt offerings to the LORD upon the altar of the LORD which he had built before the vestibule,
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as the duty of each day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses for the sabbaths, the new moons, and the three annual feasts--the feast of unleavened bread, the feast of weeks, and the feast of tabernacles.
14
According to the ordinance of David his father, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their offices of praise and ministry before the priests as the duty of each day required, and the gatekeepers in their divisions for the several gates; for so David the man of God had commanded.
15
And they did not turn aside from what the king had commanded the priests and Levites concerning any matter and concerning the treasuries.
16
Thus was accomplished all the work of Solomon from the day the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.
17
Then Solomon went to E'zion-ge'ber and Eloth on the shore of the sea, in the land of Edom.
18
And Huram sent him by his servants ships and servants familiar with the sea, and they went to Ophir together with the servants of Solomon, and fetched from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.


2 Chronicles 9

1
Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions, having a very great retinue and camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind.
2
And Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from Solomon which he could not explain to her.
3
And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,
4
the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, and their clothing, his cupbearers, and their clothing, and his burnt offerings which he offered at the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
5
And she said to the king, "The report was true which I heard in my own land of your affairs and of your wisdom,
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but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it; and behold, half the greatness of your wisdom was not told me; you surpass the report which I heard.
7
Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!
8
Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the LORD your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them for ever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness."
9
Then she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great quantity of spices, and precious stones: there were no spices such as those which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
10
Moreover the servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum wood and precious stones.
11
And the king made of the algum wood steps for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, lyres also and harps for the singers; there never was seen the like of them before in the land of Judah.
12
And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all that she desired, whatever she asked besides what she had brought to the king. So she turned and went back to her own land, with her servants.
13
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,
14
besides that which the traders and merchants brought; and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land brought gold and silver to Solomon.
15
King Solomon made two hundred large shields of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of beaten gold went into each shield.
16
And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three hundred shekels of gold went into each shield; and the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.
17
The king also made a great ivory throne, and overlaid it with pure gold.
18
The throne had six steps and a footstool of gold, which were attached to the throne, and on each side of the seat were arm rests and two lions standing beside the arm rests,
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while twelve lions stood there, one on each end of a step on the six steps. The like of it was never made in any kingdom.
20
All King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered as anything in the days of Solomon.
21
For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
22
Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
23
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.
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Every one of them brought his present, articles of silver and of gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.
25
And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.
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And he ruled over all the kings from the Euphra'tes to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
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And the king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stone, and cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephe'lah.
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And horses were imported for Solomon from Egypt and from all lands.
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Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, from first to last, are they not written in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahi'jah the Shi'lonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jerobo'am the son of Nebat?
30
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
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And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father; and Rehobo'am his son reigned in his stead.


2 Chronicles 10

1
Rehobo'am went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
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And when Jerobo'am the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was in Egypt, whither he had fled from King Solomon), then Jerobo'am returned from Egypt.
3
And they sent and called him; and Jerobo'am and all Israel came and said to Rehobo'am,
4
"Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke upon us, and we will serve you."
5
He said to them, "Come to me again in three days." So the people went away.
6
Then King Rehobo'am took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, "How do you advise me to answer this people?"
7
And they said to him, "If you will be kind to this people and please them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants for ever."
8
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.
9
And he said to them, "What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, 'Lighten the yoke that your father put upon us'?"
10
And the young men who had grown up with him said to him, "Thus shall you speak to the people who said to you, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but do you lighten it for us'; thus shall you say to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.
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And now, whereas my father laid upon you a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.'"
12
So Jerobo'am and all the people came to Rehobo'am the third day, as the king said, "Come to me again the third day."
13
And the king answered them harshly, and forsaking the counsel of the old men,
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King Rehobo'am spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions."
15
So the king did not hearken to the people; for it was a turn of affairs brought about by God that the LORD might fulfil his word, which he spoke by Ahi'jah the Shi'lonite to Jerobo'am the son of Nebat.
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And when all Israel saw that the king did not hearken to them, the people answered the king, "What portion have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. Each of you to your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David." So all Israel departed to their tents.
17
But Rehobo'am reigned over the people of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah.
18
Then King Rehobo'am sent Hador'am, who was taskmaster over the forced labor, and the people of Israel stoned him to death with stones. And King Rehobo'am made haste to mount his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
19
So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.

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