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Read the bible in one year. ( Joshua 19-21 )( Luke 2:25-52 )
1. When David had settled into his palace,tn Heb “house.” hetn Heb “David.” The pronoun “he” has been used in the translation here to avoid redundancy in keeping with contemporary English style. said to Nathan the prophet, “Look, I am living in a palacetn Heb “house.” made from cedar, while the ark of the Lord’s covenant is under a tent.”tn Heb “tent curtains.”
2. Nathan said to David, “You should do whatever you have in mind,tn Heb “all which is in your heart.” for God is with you.”
3 . That night God told Nathan the prophet,tn Heb “the word of God was [i.e., came] to Nathan the prophet.”
4. “Go, tell my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord says: “You must not build me a house in which to live.
Friday at 6:48 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Joshua 16-18 )( Luke 2:1-24 )
8 . Give thanks to the Lord!
Call on his name!
Make known his accomplishments among the nations!
9 . Sing to him! Make music to him!
Tell about all his miraculous deeds!
10. Boast about his holy name!
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
11. Seek the Lord and the strength he gives!
Seek his presencetn Heb “face.” continually!
12. Recall the miraculous deeds he performed,
his mighty acts and the judgments he decreed,tn Heb “and the judgments of his mouth.”
13. O childrentn Heb “seed.” of Israel, God’stn Heb “his”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity. servant,
you descendants of Jacob, God’stn Heb “his”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity. chosen ones!
14. He is the Lord our God;
he carries out judgment throughout the earth.tn Heb “in all the earth [are] his judgments.”
15. Remembertn The Hebrew text has a masculine plural imperative, addressed to the people. Some LXX mss harmonize the wording here to Ps 105:8, which has זָכַר (zakhar), the perfect third masculine singular form of the verb, “He (the Lord) remembers” (so NIV; NEB reads “He called to mind his covenant”). continually his covenantal decree,
the promise he madetn Heb “[the] word he commanded.” The text refers here to God’s unconditional covenantal promise to Abraham and the patriarchs, as vv. 16-18 make clear. to a thousand generations –
16. the promisetn Heb “which.” he made to Abraham,
the promise he made by oath to Isaac!tn Heb “his oath to Isaac.”
17. He gave it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as a lasting promise,tn Or “eternal covenant.”
18. saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion of your inheritance.”
19. When they were few in number,
just a very few, and foreign residents within it,
20. they wandered from nation to nation,
and from one kingdom to another.tn Heb “and from a kingdom to another nation.”
21. He let no one oppress them,
he disciplined kings for their sake,
22. saying,tn The word “saying” is supplied in the translation for clarification and for stylistic reasons. “Don’t touch my anointed ones!
Don’t harm my prophets!”
23 . Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Announce every daytn Heb “from day to day.” how he delivers!
24. Tell the nations about his splendor,
telltn The verb “tell” is understood by ellipsis (note the preceding line). all the nations about his miraculous deeds!
25. For the Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise,
he is more awesome thantn Or “feared above.” all gods.
26. For all the gods of the nations are worthless,tn The Hebrew word אֱלִילִים (’elilim, “worthless”) sounds like אֱלֹהִים (’elohim, “gods”). The sound play draws attention to the statement. Many modern English translations render this term as “idols” here.
but the Lord made the heavens.tn Or “the sky” (also in v. 31). The Hebrew term שָׁמַיִם (shamayim) may be translated “heaven(s)” or “sky” depending on the context.
27. Majestic splendor emanates from him,tn Heb “majesty and splendor [are] before him.”
he is the source of strength and joy.tn Heb “strength and joy [are] in his place.”
Thursday at 6:57 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Joshua 13-15 )( Luke 1:57-80 )
12. For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
13. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14. And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the Lord shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.
15. For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16. For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.
Wednesday at 8:13 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Joshua 10-12 )( Luke 1:39-59 )
23. By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
24. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
25. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.
26. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
27. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
28. By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
Tuesday at 7:31 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Joshua 7-9 )( Luke 1:21-38 )
1. “Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces
but he will heal us;
he has injured us
but he will bind up our wounds.
2. After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.
3. Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”
4. “What can I do with you, Ephraim?
What can I do with you, Judah?
Your love is like the morning mist,
like the early dew that disappears.
Monday at 7:07 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Joshua 4-6 )( Luke 1: 1-20 )
. 30The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
31. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
32. So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
33. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
34. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
35. By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late.
36. Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”
37. But he answered, “You give them something to eat.”
They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages37 Greek take two hundred denarii! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?”
38. “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.”
When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.”
39. Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.
40. So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.
41. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.
42. They all ate and were satisfied,
43. and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.
Jesus Walks on the Water
45. Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
46. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
Sunday at 2:29 PM
Read the bible in one year. ( Joshua 1-3 )( Mark 16 )
3. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.
4. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
5. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
6. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,
8. but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.
10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
11. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
12. My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring
Saturday, March 18 at 7:14 AM
Read the bible in one year. ( Deuteronomy 32-34 )( Mark 15:26-47 )
11. Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12. Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13. keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
14. Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
15. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16. but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
17. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
18. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.