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  • 1. BIBLE:GenesisGen1: God created the heavens, the earth and everything that lives. Hemade humankind in his image, and gave them charge over the earth. 8 Aug 2010. Genesis 1. Read this chapter in full. 10 commentsGen2: God formed a man and gave him the garden in Eden, except forthe tree of knowledge. Adam was alone so God made a woman as hispartner. 9 Aug 2010. Genesis 2. Read this chapter in full. 5 commentsGen3: The serpent deceived the woman; she and Adam ate from the tree.The earth became cursed, and God sent Adam and Eve out of the garden. 10 Aug 2010. Genesis 3. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen4: Eves sons made offerings to God. Only Abels was acceptable, soCain killed him. Abels blood cried out and God sent Cain away. 11 Aug 2010. Genesis 4. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen5: Adams line was: Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch,Methuselah, Lamech and Noah. Noahs sons were Shem, Ham andJapheth. 12 Aug 2010. Genesis 5. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen6: Humankind corrupted the earth with evil. God decided to destroythem. He told Noah to build an ark to be saved from the flood. 13 Aug 2010. Genesis 6. Read this chapter in full. 6 commentsGen7: Noah and his family went into the ark with two of each creature. Itrained for forty days and forty nights and the earth was covered. 14 Aug 2010. Genesis 7. Read this chapter in full. 4 comments
  • 2. Gen8: The flood abated. Noah sent out a raven and two doves. When theearth was dry God called them all out of the ark. Noah built an altar. 15 Aug 2010. Genesis 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen9: God blessed Noah and set the rainbow as a sign that he wouldnever flood the earth again. Noah got drunk and cursed Hams sonCanaan. 16 Aug 2010. Genesis 9. Read this chapter in full. 4 commentsGen10: Japheths line lived in the coastlands; Hams included Nimrodand the Canaanites; Shems lived in the East. These formed the nations. 17 Aug 2010. Genesis 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen11: They began building a great tower for themselves, but the Lordconfused their language. Shems line included Abram who married Sarai. 18 Aug 2010. Genesis 11. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsGen12: God told Abram, "Go. I will make you a great nation. You will bea blessing." In Egypt Abram lied about Sarai and Pharaoh was cursed. 19 Aug 2010. Genesis 12. Read this chapter in full. 6 commentsGen13: Abram journeyed with his nephew Lot. Their servants argued, soLot went to Sodom, Abram to Canaan. The LORD promised Abram theland. 20 Aug 2010. Genesis 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen14: The kings went to war and took Lot captive. Abram rescued Lot.Melchizedek blessed Abram and Abram gave him a tenth of everything. 21 Aug 2010. Genesis 14. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen15: The Lord promised Abram an heir and many descendants. Abrambelieved. He was told that they would be enslaved but would then return. 22 Aug 2010. Genesis 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen16: Sarai told Abram to have children with Hagar. Hagar conceived,then ran away, but an angel sent her back. Hagars son was Ishmael. 23 Aug 2010. Genesis 16. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment
  • 3. Gen17: God made a covenant with Abram and renamed him Abraham.He renamed Sarai Sarah and promised them a son. The men werecircumcised. 24 Aug 2010. Genesis 17. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsGen18: Three visitors came and said that Sarah would have a son nextyear. Sodom was very evil; Abraham pleaded with the LORD for the city. 25 Aug 2010. Genesis 18. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsGen19: Angels took Lot out of Sodom. The city was destroyed by fire andLots wife was turned to salt. His daughters had children for him. 26 Aug 2010. Genesis 19. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsGen20: In Gerar Abraham said, "Sarah is my sister." King Abimelechtook her but God warned him in a dream. He restored Sarah to Abraham. 27 Aug 2010. Genesis 20. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen21: As promised, Sarah had a son: Isaac. She had Hagar and Ishmaelsent away but God preserved them. Abraham and Abimelech made atreaty. 28 Aug 2010. Genesis 21. Read this chapter in full. 6 commentsGen22: God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. As Abraham obeyed, anangel stopped him. The LORD provided a ram instead and blessedAbraham. 29 Aug 2010. Genesis 22. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen23: Sarah died in Kiriath-arba. Abraham asked the Hittites for aburial site. He bought a cave from Ephron and buried Sarah there. 30 Aug 2010. Genesis 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen24: Abrahams servant went to Nahor to find a wife for Isaac. He metRebekah by the well. She went back with him and married Isaac. 31 Aug 2010. Genesis 24. Read this chapter in full. 3 comments
  • 4. Gen25: Abraham died and was buried with Sarah. Isaac and Rebekahhad twins: Esau and Jacob. Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a meal. 1 Sep 2010. Genesis 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen26: In Gerar Isaac lied about Rebekah. He grew so rich thatAbimelech sent him away. He dug wells, and at Beersheba the LORDblessed him. 2 Sep 2010. Genesis 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen27: Rebekah and Jacob tricked Isaac into giving Jacob his blessing.Esau vowed revenge so Rebekah told Jacob to go to her brother Laban. 3 Sep 2010. Genesis 27. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen28: Isaac sent Jacob to marry one of Labans daughters. On the wayJacob dreamed of a ladder reaching to heaven and the LORD blessedhim. 4 Sep 2010. Genesis 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen29: Jacob worked for Laban seven years to marry Rachel, but Labangave him Leah and made him work seven more for Rachel. Leah hadsons. 5 Sep 2010. Genesis 29. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen30: Rachels maid had sons for Jacob, then Leahs maid, then Leah.Finally Rachel had a son. Laban allowed Jacob flocks as wages to stay. 6 Sep 2010. Genesis 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen31: The Lord told Jacob to return home. Jacob left in secret andRachel took Labans idols. Laban chased Jacob but they made a treaty. 7 Sep 2010. Genesis 31. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen32: Jacob heard that Esau was coming to meet him. He was afraidand sent gifts. That night he wrestled with a man who renamed himIsrael. 8 Sep 2010. Genesis 32. Read this chapter in full. 4 comments
  • 5. Gen33: Esau and his men arrived. Jacob bowed down but Esau ran toembrace him. Jacob settled near Shechem and built an altar. 9 Sep 2010. Genesis 33. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen34: Shechem raped Jacobs daughter and asked to marry her. Jacobssons told him to circumcise his men, then Simeon and Levi killed them. 10 Sep 2010. Genesis 34. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen35: Jacob went to Bethel and God renamed him Israel. Theyjourneyed on. Rachel died having Israels twelfth son. Isaac died inHebron. 11 Sep 2010. Genesis 35. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsGen36: Esaus sons were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam and Korah. Esauand his family moved away to Seir. They became the Edomites. 12 Sep 2010. Genesis 36. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen37: Joseph was Israels favourite son. He had dreams and hisbrothers were jealous so they sold him. He was bought by Potiphar inEgypt. 13 Sep 2010. Genesis 37. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen38: Judahs sons Er and Onan died, leaving Tamar a widow. Judahsent her away but she put on a veil and he slept with her. She had twins. 14 Sep 2010. Genesis 38. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen39: Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his house. His wife tried toseduce Joseph, then lied about it, so Potiphar put Joseph in prison. 15 Sep 2010. Genesis 39. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen40: Pharaoh put his cupbearer and baker in prison. Josephinterpreted their dreams. The cupbearer was restored but the baker washanged. 16 Sep 2010. Genesis 40. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 6. Gen41: Pharaoh had a dream and called for Joseph to interpret it. Thedream predicted a famine. Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of all Egypt. 17 Sep 2010. Genesis 41. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen42: Josephs brothers went to Egypt to buy grain but didnt recognisehim. He kept Simeon in prison and sent the rest to fetch Benjamin. 18 Sep 2010. Genesis 42. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen43: When the grain ran out, Josephs brothers went back to Egyptwith Benjamin. Joseph invited them to his house and gave them a feast. 19 Sep 2010. Genesis 43. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen44: Joseph hid his cup in Benjamins sack, then sent a steward afterhis brothers. Judah offered himself as a slave instead of Benjamin. 20 Sep 2010. Genesis 44. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen45: Joseph told his brothers who he was. They were afraid, but hetold them, "God sent me here." His brothers went to fetch their father. 21 Sep 2010. Genesis 45. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsGen46: So Israel set out with all his household. God told him not to beafraid. Israel and all his family came to Egypt and Joseph met him. 22 Sep 2010. Genesis 46. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen47: Pharaoh allowed Josephs family to settle in Goshen. The faminecontinued and the Egyptians sold all they had to Pharaoh for food. 23 Sep 2010. Genesis 47. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentGen48: Jacob became ill, so Joseph took his sons to see him. Jacobblessed Josephs sons as his own, putting Ephraim ahead of Manasseh. 24 Sep 2010. Genesis 48. Read this chapter in full. CommentGen49: Jacob gathered his sons and blessed each of them. He chargedthem to bury him with Abraham in the cave in Canaan, and then he died. 25 Sep 2010. Genesis 49. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment
  • 7. Gen50: Pharaoh allowed Joseph to go and bury Jacob. Before Josephdied, he said that God would lead his people back to the promised land.ExodusEx1: The Israelites prospered in Egypt, but a new king arose and forcedthem into hard labour. He commanded that their baby boys be killed. 27 Sep 2010. Exodus 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx2: Pharaohs daughter found a Hebrew baby by the river. She namedhim Moses. When he grew up, Moses killed an Egyptian and fled toMidian. 28 Sep 2010. Exodus 2. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsEx3: Moses saw a burning bush. God told him to lead the Israelites out ofEgypt. Moses asked God his name and God said, "I am who I am." 29 Sep 2010. Exodus 3. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEx4: The LORD gave Moses signs so that the people would listen. Moseswas afraid, so the LORD sent his brother Aaron to speak for him. 30 Sep 2010. Exodus 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx5: Moses and Aaron told Pharaoh to let the Israelites go into the desertto worship. Pharaoh refused and increased their workload instead. 1 Oct 2010. Exodus 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx6: The LORD told Moses that he would lead the Israelites out of Egyptto the promised land. Aaron and Moses were from the tribe of Levi. 2 Oct 2010. Exodus 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx7: Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh. Aarons staff became a snake,then the LORD turned the Nile to blood, but Pharaoh wouldnt listen. 3 Oct 2010. Exodus 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx8: The LORD sent a plague of frogs on Egypt. Pharaoh begged forrelief but then hardened his heart. The LORD sent gnats and then flies. 4 Oct 2010. Exodus 8. Read this chapter in full. 4 comments
  • 8. Ex9: The LORD sent a plague on the livestock of Egypt, then boils andthen hail. Pharaoh begged for relief but then his heart was hardened. 5 Oct 2010. Exodus 9. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsEx10: The LORD sent a plague of locusts. Pharaoh begged for relief butthen his heart was hardened. The LORD sent darkness for three days. 6 Oct 2010. Exodus 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx11: The LORD said that he would send one more plague, and thenPharaoh would let the Israelites go: all the firstborn Egyptians would die. 7 Oct 2010. Exodus 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx12: The LORD told the Israelites to take Passover. That night all thefirstborn Egyptians were killed. Pharaoh told the Israelites to go. 8 Oct 2010. Exodus 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx13: The LORD told the Israelites to consecrate their firstborns to him.He guided them as a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night. 9 Oct 2010. Exodus 13. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEx14: Pharaohs army caught the Israelites by the sea. The LORD partedthe waters and the Israelites crossed. The Egyptian army was drowned. 10 Oct 2010. Exodus 14. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx15: The Israelites sang: "I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed;horse and rider he has thrown into the sea." They camped at Elim. 11 Oct 2010. Exodus 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx16: The Israelites grumbled to Moses that they had no food, so eachday the LORD provided quails and manna. They rested on the sabbath. 12 Oct 2010. Exodus 16. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsEx17: The LORD told Moses to strike a rock to provide water. Amalekattacked Israel, but as Moses held up his arms Joshuas army prevailed. 13 Oct 2010. Exodus 17. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment
  • 9. Ex18: Moses father-in-law Jethro came and offered sacrifices to God. Hesuggested that Moses appoint leaders to help him judge the people. 14 Oct 2010. Exodus 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx19: The Israelites camped near the mountain in Sinai. The LORDspoke to Moses on the mountain and made his covenant with Israel. 15 Oct 2010. Exodus 19. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx20: I am the LORD your God. Honour the LORD above everything.Keep the Sabbath. Honour your parents. Dont do wrong to yourneighbours. 16 Oct 2010. Exodus 20. Read this chapter in full. 5 commentsEx21: If you buy a Hebrew slave he shall go free in the seventh year.Whoever kills shall be put to death. Whoever injures shall compensate. 17 Oct 2010. Exodus 21. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx22: Whoever steals shall make restitution. If a man sleeps with avirgin he shall marry her. You shall not oppress strangers or the poor. 18 Oct 2010. Exodus 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx23: You shall not pervert justice. Each year you shall hold feasts. Myangel will lead you and I will drive your enemies from the land. 19 Oct 2010. Exodus 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx24: The people said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do", andthey offered sacrifices. The LORD told Moses to stay on the mountain. 20 Oct 2010. Exodus 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx25: Tell the Israelites to make a sanctuary for me. Make an ark with amercy seat and two cherubim. Make a table. Then make a lampstand. 21 Oct 2010. Exodus 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx26: Make a tabernacle of fine linen. Make curtains of goats hair tocover the tabernacle. Make boards of acacia wood and a linen veil. 22 Oct 2010. Exodus 26. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 10. Ex27: Make an altar of acacia wood with bronze utensils. Make a courtfor the tabernacle of fine linen hangings and bronze pillars. 23 Oct 2010. Exodus 27. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEx28: Set apart Aaron and his sons to minister as priests. Make abreastplate, an ephod, a robe, a tunic, a turban and a sash for them. 24 Oct 2010. Exodus 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx29: Sacrifice a young bull and two rams to consecrate Aaron and hissons. Make daily sacrifices on the altar and I will dwell with Israel. 25 Oct 2010. Exodus 29. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx30: Make an altar for burning incense. The Israelites shall each givehalf a shekel. Make a bronze laver. Make anointing oil and incense. 26 Oct 2010. Exodus 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx31: I have filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, with skill to makeeverything I have commanded. The seventh day is a Sabbath of rest. 27 Oct 2010. Exodus 31. Read this chapter in full. 4 commentsEx32: While Moses was away the people worshipped a golden calf. Mosespleaded with the LORD for them, but then had three thousand killed. 28 Oct 2010. Exodus 32. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEx33: Moses set up a tent of meeting. He said to the LORD, "Dont sendus from here without your presence." The LORD passed near to Moses. 29 Oct 2010. Exodus 33. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx34: Moses made new tablets for the law. The LORD spoke to him andmade a covenant with Israel. When Moses returned his face was shining. 30 Oct 2010. Exodus 34. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEx35: Moses told the Israelites to keep the Sabbath. He called forcraftsmen to make the tabernacle. The people gave gifts for the work. 31 Oct 2010. Exodus 35. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 11. Ex36: The people gave more than enough. The craftsmen made thecurtains. Bezalel made the curtains, the boards, the veil and the pillars. 1 Nov 2010. Exodus 36. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEx37: Bezalel made the ark with its cherubim, the table, the lampstandand the incense altar. He made the anointing oil and the incense. 2 Nov 2010. Exodus 37. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx38: Bezalel made the altar of burnt offering, the laver and the court.Ithamar kept an inventory of the gold, silver and bronze used. 3 Nov 2010. Exodus 38. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx39: They made the ephod, breastplate, tunics, turban and sash forAaron. Moses saw that it had all been made as the LORD hadcommanded. 4 Nov 2010. Exodus 39. Read this chapter in full. CommentEx40: Moses set up the tabernacle and brought the ark into it, as theLORD had commanded. Then the glory of the LORD filled thetabernacle.LeviticusLev1: Whoever brings a burnt offering should slaughter a bull, a sheep, agoat or a bird. The priest shall burn it on the altar to the LORD. 6 Nov 2010. Leviticus 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev2: A grain offering should be fine flour with oil and incense. Thepriest shall burn a portion. The rest belongs to Aaron and his sons. 7 Nov 2010. Leviticus 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev3: A peace offering should be from the herd or the flock. Slaughter itat the tabernacle. The priest shall burn it on the altar as food. 8 Nov 2010. Leviticus 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev4: If anyone sins unintentionally they should slaughter a bull, a goator a lamb. The priest shall burn it to the LORD to make atonement.
  • 12. 9 Nov 2010. Leviticus 4. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentLev5: When anyone sins with an oath or becomes unclean they shouldconfess it and bring a sin offering. A guilt offering should be a ram. 10 Nov 2010. Leviticus 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev6: When anyone cheats a neighbour they should make restitution andbring a guilt offering. The fire on the altar shall never go out. 11 Nov 2010. Leviticus 6. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentLev7: The meat of a peace offering must be eaten within two days. Do noteat fat or blood. The wave offering belongs to Aaron and his sons. 12 Nov 2010. Leviticus 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev8: Moses gathered the people at the tabernacle. He made offerings onthe altar and consecrated Aaron and his sons with oil and blood. 13 Nov 2010. Leviticus 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev9: Aaron brought a sin offering and a burnt offering to makeatonement. The glory of the LORD appeared and a fire consumed theofferings. 14 Nov 2010. Leviticus 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev10: Nadab and Abihu offered strange fire, so fire came from theLORD and killed them. Aaron and his other sons stayed at thetabernacle. 15 Nov 2010. Leviticus 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev11: You may eat animals with cloven hooves that chew the cud, andfish with scales and fins. Anything that touches a carcass is unclean. 16 Nov 2010. Leviticus 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev12: A male child shall be circumcised on the eighth day. A womanwho gives birth shall bring offerings after her days of purification. 17 Nov 2010. Leviticus 12. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 13. Lev13: If anyone has leprosy the priest shall declare them unclean andthey shall live outside the camp. A leprous garment shall be burned. 18 Nov 2010. Leviticus 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev14: If anyone is healed of leprosy they shall shave their hair and bringofferings. If a house has mildew the priest shall inspect it. 19 Nov 2010. Leviticus 14. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentLev15: When a man has a discharge he is unclean. When he ejaculates heis unclean until evening. When a woman has her period she is unclean. 20 Nov 2010. Leviticus 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev16: Once a year Aaron shall make atonement for the people. He shallbring one goat as a sin offering and release another as a scapegoat. 21 Nov 2010. Leviticus 16. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev17: Anyone who kills an animal and does not bring an offering isguilty. The life is in the blood and I have given it to make atonement. 22 Nov 2010. Leviticus 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev18: Dont have sex with a relative, a woman on her period, yourneighbours wife, another man or an animal. These things defile the land. 23 Nov 2010. Leviticus 18. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsLev19: Be holy. Keep my Sabbaths. Dont turn to idols. Love yourneighbour as yourself. Dont mix livestock. Do no injustice. I am theLORD. 24 Nov 2010. Leviticus 19. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentLev20: Anyone who worships Molech, curses their parents, commitsadultery or has sex with a man shall be put to death. You shall be holy. 25 Nov 2010. Leviticus 20. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentLev21: A priest must not make himself unclean and must only marry avirgin. No descendant of Aaron with a defect may offer the offerings. 26 Nov 2010. Leviticus 21. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 14. Lev22: A priest shall not eat the offerings if he is unclean. No outsidershall eat the offerings. Offerings must be animals without defect. 27 Nov 2010. Leviticus 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev23: Proclaim as feasts: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, fiftydays later, the day of trumpets, the Day of Atonement and Booths. 28 Nov 2010. Leviticus 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev24: Aaron is to tend the lamps and set out the bread before theLORD. An Israelite blasphemed so they took him outside and stonedhim. 29 Nov 2010. Leviticus 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev25: Every seventh year the land shall rest. Every fiftieth year shall bea jubilee, when property shall be restored and slaves released. 30 Nov 2010. Leviticus 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev26: If you keep my laws I will give peace in the land and make youfruitful. If not I will scatter you, but I will not break my covenant. 1 Dec 2010. Leviticus 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentLev27: If anyone dedicates a person or land to the LORD you shall makea valuation. A tithe of everything from the land belongs to the LORD.NumbersNum1: The LORD told Moses to count the Israelite armies. The numberof men over twenty years old was 603,550. The Levites were not counted. 3 Dec 2010. Numbers 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum2: The Israelites shall camp around the tabernacle: Judah to theeast, Reuben to the south, Ephraim to the west and Dan to the north. 4 Dec 2010. Numbers 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum3: The Levites are to assist Aaron. I have taken them in place ofevery firstborn. The number of Levites over one month old was 22,000. 5 Dec 2010. Numbers 3. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 15. Num4: The Kohathites are to carry the most holy things. TheGershonites are to carry the coverings. The Merarites are to carry theframe. 6 Dec 2010. Numbers 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum5: Anyone who sins shall make restitution and add a fifth. If a mansuspects his wife of unfaithfulness he shall take her to the priest. 7 Dec 2010. Numbers 5. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentNum6: Anyone who makes a Nazirite vow shall not drink wine or cuttheir hair. Aarons blessing shall be: "The LORD bless you and keep you." 8 Dec 2010. Numbers 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum7: The leader of each tribe brought a grain offering, a burnt offering,a sin offering and peace offerings. Moses spoke with the LORD. 9 Dec 2010. Numbers 7. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentNum8: Present the Levites as a wave offering to the LORD and makeatonement for them. I have set them apart to serve at the tent of meeting. 10 Dec 2010. Numbers 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum9: In the first month of the second year the Israelites kept thePassover. Whenever the cloud lifted from the tabernacle they journeyed. 11 Dec 2010. Numbers 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum10: Make two silver trumpets to direct the congregation. In thesecond month the cloud lifted and they set out as the LORD hadcommanded. 12 Dec 2010. Numbers 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum11: The people grumbled that they had no meat. The LORD wasangry but he sent quails. He put his Spirit on seventy elders to helpMoses. 13 Dec 2010. Numbers 11. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 16. Num12: Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses. The LORD was angryand Miriam became leprous. Moses prayed and after seven days shereturned. 14 Dec 2010. Numbers 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum13: Moses sent men to spy out the land of Canaan. Caleb said, "Letus go up," but the others said that the inhabitants were too strong. 15 Dec 2010. Numbers 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum14: The people grumbled so the LORD said that they would spendforty years in the wilderness. They went up to the land but were defeated. 16 Dec 2010. Numbers 14. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsNum15: There is one law for you and for strangers. Make an offering ifyou sin unintentionally. Anyone who sins defiantly shall be cut off. 17 Dec 2010. Numbers 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum16: Korah, Dathan and Abiram rose against Moses and Aaron.Moses said, "The LORD will choose." The ground swallowed up thosewith Korah. 18 Dec 2010. Numbers 16. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentNum17: The LORD told Moses to bring a staff from each tribal leader tothe Tent of Meeting to stop the grumbling. Aarons staff blossomed. 19 Dec 2010. Numbers 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum18: The LORD told Aaron: "I have given you the Levites to work atthe Tent of Meeting. Everything that is devoted to the LORD is yours." 20 Dec 2010. Numbers 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum19: Burn a heifer outside the camp for the water of cleansing.Anyone who is unclean and does not cleanse themselves shall be cut off. 21 Dec 2010. Numbers 19. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 17. Num20: The LORD told Moses to speak to a rock to produce water buthe struck the rock. Edom refused Israel passage. Aaron died at MountHor. 22 Dec 2010. Numbers 20. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentNum21: The people grumbled so the LORD sent snakes. Moses made abronze snake and whoever looked at it lived. Israel defeated theAmorites. 23 Dec 2010. Numbers 21. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentNum22: Balak sent for Balaam to curse Israel. Balaams donkey warnedhim. The Angel of the LORD said, "Go, but speak only what I tell you." 24 Dec 2010. Numbers 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum23: The LORD gave Balaam a word: "How can I curse whom Godhas not cursed?" Then at another place: "The LORD their God is withIsrael." 25 Dec 2010. Numbers 23. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentNum24: Balaam gave a word: "How lovely are your tents, O Jacob."Balak was angry. Balaam said: "A star and a sceptre shall rise in Israel." 26 Dec 2010. Numbers 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum25: The people were unfaithful with Moabite women andworshipped their gods. Phinehas killed one couple and the LORDcommended his zeal. 27 Dec 2010. Numbers 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum26: The LORD told Moses and Eleazar to take a census. There were601,730 fighting men and 23,000 Levites. Only Joshua and Calebremained. 28 Dec 2010. Numbers 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum27: The daughters of Zelophehad were given an inheritence. TheLORD told Moses that he was to die. Moses commissioned Joshua asleader.
  • 18. 29 Dec 2010. Numbers 27. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum28: Bring offerings each morning and evening, on the Sabbath andon the first of the month. Celebrate Passover and the Feast of Weeks. 30 Dec 2010. Numbers 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum29: In the seventh month on first day sound the trumpets; on thetenth day make atonement; on the fifteenth day celebrate for seven days. 31 Dec 2010. Numbers 29. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum30: When a man makes a vow he must not break his word. When awoman makes a vow it shall stand unless her father or husband forbidsit. 1 Jan 2011. Numbers 30. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentNum31: The LORD told Moses to take vengeance on the Midianites. TheIsraelites killed the men, burned their cities and divided the spoils. 2 Jan 2011. Numbers 31. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum32: Reuben and Gad asked to settle in Gilead. Moses agreed if theyhelped to conquer the land, so Reuben, Gad and Manasseh built cities. 3 Jan 2011. Numbers 32. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum33: The Israelites journeyed from Egypt. In the fortieth year Aarondied. They camped by the Jordan and the LORD said, "Take the land." 4 Jan 2011. Numbers 33. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum34: Your borders in Canaan shall be Edom, the Great Sea, MountHor and the Jordan. Eleazar and Joshua shall divide the land amongyou. 5 Jan 2011. Numbers 34. Read this chapter in full. CommentNum35: You shall give cities to the Levites. Appoint cites of refuge foranyone who has killed accidently. A murderer shall be put to death. 6 Jan 2011. Numbers 35. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment
  • 19. Num36: The clan of Gilead asked about Zelophehads daughters. Mosessaid, "Daughters who inherit land must marry within their own tribe."DeuteronomyDt1: The words of Moses: We journeyed from Horeb. You would not goup to take the land, so the LORD said, "This generation will not see it." 8 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt2: We went into the wilderness. Thirty-eight years passed, then theLORD told us to cross by Moab. He delivered Sihon the Amorite to us. 9 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 2. Read this chapter in full. 3 commentsDt3: The LORD delivered Og of Bashan to us. I gave Gilead to Reuben,Gad and Manasseh. The LORD said that I would not cross into the land. 10 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt4: Now, Israel, hear the commandments and obey them. You heard theLORD speak from the fire. Take care not to make idols. The LORD isGod. 11 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt5: The LORD made his covenant with us: Have no other gods; Keepthe Sabbath; Honour your parents. You shall do all that he hascommanded. 12 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 5. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentDt6: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one. Love the LORD with allyour heart, soul and strength. Teach your children thesecommandments. 13 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt7: Make no treaty with the nations of the land. You are a holy people,the LORD has chosen you. He will drive out the nations before you. 14 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 7. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 20. Dt8: The LORD led you in the wilderness and tested you. He is bringingyou into a good land. Do not forget the LORD or you shall perish. 15 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt9: It is not for your righteousness that you will occupy the land. Yourebelled and made the calf so I broke the tablets of the covenant. 16 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt10: The LORD wrote on new tablets. What does the LORD ask? Thatyou fear him, walk in his ways, love him, serve him and keep hiscommands. 17 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt11: You have seen all that the LORD has done. Keep these commandsso that you may live long in the land. There is a blessing and a curse. 18 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt12: Destroy the high places where the nations worship their gods. Youshall bring your offerings at the place that the LORD will choose. 19 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt13: If a prophet or anyone else entices you away from the LORD theymust be put to death. If a town has turned away it must be destroyed. 20 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt14: You may eat animals with cloven hooves that chew the cud. Bring atithe from your fields to eat before the LORD and for the Levites. 21 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 14. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentDt15: Every seven years you shall cancel debts. Hebrew slaves shall gofree in the seventh year. Set apart every firstborn male animal. 22 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt16: Celebrate the Passover in the month of Abib. Celebrate the Feast ofWeeks and the Feast of Booths. Appoint judges in all your towns. 23 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 16. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 21. Dt17: Anyone who breaks the covenant shall be put to death. Go to thepriests with hard decisions. Appoint the king that the LORD chooses. 24 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt18: The priests shall eat the offerings made by fire. You shall notpractise divination. The LORD will raise up a prophet from among you. 25 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt19: Set aside three cities so that anyone who kills accidently may fleethere. A matter must be established by two or three witnesses. 26 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 19. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentDt20: When you go to war, do not be afraid; the LORD is with you. Asyou go to attack a city, offer terms, except to the cities of the land. 27 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 20. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt21: If a dead body is found, the city elders must cleanse the guilt. Giveyour eldest son his portion. A rebellious son shall be stoned. 28 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 21. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsDt22: If you find your neighbours ox you shall return it. If a man falselyclaims that his new wife was not a virgin he shall be punished. 29 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 22. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentDt23: No Ammonite shall enter the assembly of the LORD. When you goout to war the camp must be holy. Be careful to do what you have vowed. 30 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt24: If a man divorces his wife he must not remarry her. Do notwithhold wages. Leave the gleanings of your harvest for widows andorphans. 31 Jan 2011. Deuteronomy 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt25: A judge may give up to forty lashes. If a man dies and has no son,his brother shall marry his widow. You shall have honest weights. 1 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 25. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 22. Dt26: Bring the firstfruits of the land to the LORD. Bring a tithe in thethird year and say to the LORD, "Look down and bless your people." 2 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt27: Write the law on large stones. The Levites will say, "Cursed isanyone who does not keep the law," and the people will reply, "Amen." 3 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 27. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt28: If you obey the LORD he will bless you above all nations; if not,you will be cursed and the LORD will send a nation to destroy you. 4 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt29: You have seen all that the LORD has done so keep this covenant. Ifyou break it the land will be cursed and the LORD will uproot you. 5 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 29. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt30: When you return to the LORD he will have compassion; he willcircumcise your heart. I have set before you life and death. Choose life. 6 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt31: Joshua will cross ahead of you. Read the law every seven years. TheLORD said, "The people will turn away. Write a song as a witness." 7 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 31. Read this chapter in full. CommentDt32: Ascribe greatness to our God! The LORDs portion is his people;They turned away so he spurned them; But he will provide atonement. 8 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 32. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentDt33: Moses blessed Israel before his death: Let Reuben live; bless Leviswork; Josephs land is blessed. The eternal God is your refuge. 9 Feb 2011. Deuteronomy 33. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentDt34: Moses climbed Mount Nebo. There the LORD showed him thepromised land. Then Moses died. No prophet has arisen in Israel likeMoses.Joshua
  • 23. Josh1: The LORD said to Joshua, "Arise, cross into the land. Be strongand courageous." So Joshua told the officers to prepare provisions. 11 Feb 2011. Joshua 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh2: Joshua sent two spies to Jericho. A prostitute called Rahab hidthem, so they promised to spare her family. They reported to Joshua. 12 Feb 2011. Joshua 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh3: The Israelites camped by the Jordan. When the priests carryingthe ark reached the river it stopped, so Israel crossed on dry ground. 13 Feb 2011. Joshua 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh4: The LORD told Joshua to set up memorial stones from theJordan. When the priests brought the ark up to the bank the watersreturned. 14 Feb 2011. Joshua 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh5: The LORD told Joshua to circumcise the men. They called theplace Gilgal. Joshua met the commander of the LORDs army and boweddown. 15 Feb 2011. Joshua 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh6: The LORD said that the army should march around Jericho. Onthe seventh day they shouted and the walls fell. They destroyed the city. 16 Feb 2011. Joshua 6. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentJosh7: Achan took some banned items. When the army went against Aithey were defeated. The LORD identified Achan and the people stonedhim. 17 Feb 2011. Joshua 7. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentJosh8: The LORD told Joshua to take the army against Ai. They set up anambush and destroyed the city. Joshua read out the book of the law. 18 Feb 2011. Joshua 8. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 24. Josh9: The Gibeonites sent envoys. They pretended that they were fromfar away and made a treaty. The Israelites found out but spared them. 19 Feb 2011. Joshua 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh10: Five Amorite kings attacked the Gibeonites. The sun stood stillwhile the Israelites took revenge. Joshua defeated the whole region. 20 Feb 2011. Joshua 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh11: The kings of the north joined forces to fight against Israel but theLORD gave Joshua victory. So Joshua took the whole land. 21 Feb 2011. Joshua 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh12: Israel defeated the kings east of the Jordan under Moses and thekings west of the Jordan under Joshua. Thirty-one kings in total. 22 Feb 2011. Joshua 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh13: Now Joshua was old. The LORD said, "Divide the remainingland among the tribes." Moses had given land to Reuben, Gad andManasseh. 23 Feb 2011. Joshua 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh14: Judah came to Joshua. Caleb said, "Moses promised me themountain because I obeyed the LORD fully." So Joshua gave Hebron toCaleb. 24 Feb 2011. Joshua 14. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh15: Judahs land bordered with Edom to the south. Caleb tookHebron, Othniel took Kiriath-sepher but Judah could not defeatJerusalem. 25 Feb 2011. Joshua 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh16: Josephs land was from the Jordan to the sea. Ephraimsterritory was within Manassehs. Ephraim did not drive out theCanaanites. 26 Feb 2011. Joshua 16. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 25. Josh17: There was a lot for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh and a lotfor the rest of Manasseh. Manasseh did not drive out the Canaanites. 27 Feb 2011. Joshua 17. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsJosh18: Joshua sent surveyors from the remaining tribes and thendivided the land. Benjamins lot was from Kiriath-jearim to the Salt Sea. 28 Feb 2011. Joshua 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh19: Simeons lot was within Judahs. There were lots for Zebulun,Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and Dan. The Israelites gave Joshua a city. 1 Mar 2011. Joshua 19. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh20: The LORD said to Joshua, "Appoint the cities of refuge." So theyset apart Kedesh, Shechem, Hebron, Bezer, Ramoth and Golan. 2 Mar 2011. Joshua 20. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh21: The Israelites gave cities and pasture lands to the Levites. So theLORD gave Israel all the land he had promised to their fathers. 3 Mar 2011. Joshua 21. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh22: Reuben, Gad and Manasseh went back to their land and built analtar. They reassured Phinehas that they had not turned from the LORD. 4 Mar 2011. Joshua 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh23: Joshua summoned Israel and said, "You have seen all that theLORD has done. Hold fast to the LORD or you will perish from the land." 5 Mar 2011. Joshua 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentJosh24: Joshua said to the people, "Choose this day whom you willserve," and they replied, "We will serve the LORD." Then Joshua died.JudgesJgs1: Judah defeated the Canaanites and took Jerusalem. Joseph putBethel to the sword. But the Canaanites were not driven out completely. 7 Mar 2011. Judges 1. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 26. Jgs2: After Joshuas generation died the Israelites served Baals. TheLORD sold them to their enemies but raised up judges to deliver them. 8 Mar 2011. Judges 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs3: After Othniel died the Israelites did evil. King Eglon defeated them.The LORD raised up Ehud who thrust a sword into Eglons belly. 9 Mar 2011. Judges 3. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentJgs4: Jabin and Sisera oppressed Israel. Deborah sent Barak againstthem and the LORD routed them. Jael drove a peg through Siseras head. 10 Mar 2011. Judges 4. Read this chapter in full. 16 commentsJgs5: Deborah and Barak sang: "When leaders lead and people arewilling, praise the LORD! Blessed is Jael; Let your enemies perish, OLORD!" 11 Mar 2011. Judges 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs6: The LORD gave the Israelites to Midian. The angel of the LORDtold Gideon to save Israel and gave him a sign. Gideon gathered an army. 12 Mar 2011. Judges 6. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentJgs7: The LORD told Gideon to send away all but 300 men. The 300crept into the Midianite camp. They blew trumpets and the Midianitesfled. 13 Mar 2011. Judges 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs8: Gideon defeated Zebah and Zalmunna and punished Succoth andPenuel. He refused to rule Israel. When Gideon died Israel served Baals. 14 Mar 2011. Judges 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs9: Abimelech killed his brothers and ruled over Israel. Gaal roseagainst him. Abimelech destroyed Shechem but was killed by a millstone. 15 Mar 2011. Judges 9. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment
  • 27. Jgs10: Again the Israelites did evil. The LORD sold them to thePhilistines and the Ammonites. They cried out and put aside foreigngods. 16 Mar 2011. Judges 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs11: Jephthah vowed to sacrifice whatever came out to meet him if hedefeated the Ammonites. His daughter met him so he sacrificed her. 17 Mar 2011. Judges 11. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentJgs12: The Ephraimites attacked Jephthah. Jephthah and the Gileaditesdefeated them and caught survivors by making them say Shibboleth. 18 Mar 2011. Judges 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs13: The LORD gave Israel to the Philistines. The angel of the LORDtold Manoahs wife that she would conceive. She named her son Samson. 19 Mar 2011. Judges 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs14: Samson took a Philistine wife. He killed a lion and bees madehoney in the carcass. He posed a riddle but his wife explained it. 20 Mar 2011. Judges 14. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs15: Samsons wife married another man so Samson burned thePhilistine crops. The Israelites bound him. He killed a thousandPhilistines. 21 Mar 2011. Judges 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs16: Samson loved Delilah. She had his hair shaved so he lost hisstrength and was captured. He died pulling down the Philistine temple. 22 Mar 2011. Judges 16. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs17: Micah set up a shrine. There was no king so everyone did whatwas right in their own eyes. Micah appointed a Levite as his priest. 23 Mar 2011. Judges 17. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 28. Jgs18: Spies from Dan stayed with Micah. When the Danites wentagainst Laish they took Micahs idol and his priest. They named the cityDan. 24 Mar 2011. Judges 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs19: A Levite came to Gibeah. The men of the city raped his concubineuntil she died. He cut up her body and sent a piece to each tribe. 25 Mar 2011. Judges 19. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsJgs20: The Israelites gathered to attack Gibeah. The Benjaminitesdefended the city but they were defeated and only 600 of them survived. 26 Mar 2011. Judges 20. Read this chapter in full. CommentJgs21: The Israelites grieved that a tribe would be cut off. They destroyedJabesh-gilead and captured wives for the remaining Benjaminites.RuthRuth1: Naomi, an Ephraimite, lived in Moab. Her husband and two sonsdied so she returned to Bethlehem with her daughter-in-law, Ruth. 28 Mar 2011. Ruth 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentRuth2: Naomi had a rich relative named Boaz. Ruth went to glean in hisfields. Boaz gave her food and told his men to leave grain for her. 29 Mar 2011. Ruth 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentRuth3: Naomi told Ruth to go and sleep at Boazs feet. When Boazawoke, Ruth said, "You are my kinsman." Boaz said that he would marryher. 30 Mar 2011. Ruth 3. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentRuth4: Boaz settled the inheritance with another kinsman and marriedRuth. Ruth bore a son, Obed. Obed was father of Jesse, father of David.1 Samuel
  • 29. 1Sam1: Hannah had no children. She cried out to the LORD, "Rememberyour servant." She bore a son, Samuel, and took him to Eli the priest. 1 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 1. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam2: Hannah prayed, "The LORD humbles and lifts up." Elis sons didevil but Samuel served the LORD. A prophet condemned the house ofEli. 2 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 2. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Sam3: The LORD called Samuel. Eli told Samuel to answer, "Speak,LORD." The LORD told Samuel that he was about to judge the house ofEli. 3 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 3. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam4: The Israelites were defeated by the Philistines and Elis sonswere killed. When Eli heard that the ark had been captured, he died. 4 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 4. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam5: The Philistines put the ark in their temple. Their god fell on hisface before it. The city became cursed so they sent the ark away. 5 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 5. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam6: The Philistines sent the ark away with guilt offerings. The peopleof Beth Shemesh found it and rejoiced but some were struck down. 6 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 6. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Sam7: The ark was taken to Kiriath-jearim. The Philistines attackedIsrael. Samuel cried out to the LORD and the Israelites defeated them. 7 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 7. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam8: The elders of Israel asked Samuel to appoint a king. Samuelwarned them what it would mean. The LORD told Samuel to give them aking. 8 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 8. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 30. 1Sam9: Saul went looking for his fathers donkeys. The LORD toldSamuel to anoint him ruler of Israel. Samuel invited Saul to eat with him. 9 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 9. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam10: Samuel anointed Saul and gave him signs. The Spirit of Godcame upon Saul and he prophesied. Saul was chosen to rule theIsraelites. 10 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 10. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam11: The Ammonites attacked Jabesh-gilead. Saul gathered theIsraelites and defeated the Ammonites. The people made Saul king atGilgal. 11 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 11. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam12: Samuel said, "The LORD brought your fathers out of Egypt.Now he has given you the king you asked for. Fear the LORD and servehim." 12 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 12. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam13: The Philistines encamped at Michmash. Saul made offerings tothe LORD by himself. Samuel told Saul that his kingdom would not last. 13 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 13. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam14: Sauls son Jonathan went against the Philistines and routedthem. Saul made an oath that no one should eat but Jonathan wasspared. 14 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 14. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam15: The LORD told Saul to destroy Amalek but Saul spared KingAgag. Samuel told Saul that the LORD had rejected him. Samuel killedAgag. 15 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 15. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam16: The LORD sent Samuel to anoint Jesses son David as king. TheSpirit came upon David. Saul sent for David to play the harp for him. 16 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 16. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 31. 1Sam17: A Philistine champion named Goliath challenged the Israelites.David killed Goliath with a sling and a stone. The Philistines fled. 17 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 17. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam18: Jonathan loved David. Saul set David over the army but becamejealous and tried to kill him. David married Sauls daughter Michal. 18 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 18. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam19: Jonathan warned David about Saul. David escaped and fled toSamuel. Saul went after David but the Spirit of God made him prophesy. 19 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 19. Read this chapter in full. 2 comments1Sam20: David and Jonathan agreed a sign. Saul was angry withJonathan when David was not at the feast. Jonathan told David, "Goquickly!" 20 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 20. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam21: Ahimelech the priest gave David consecrated bread andGoliaths sword. David fled to King Achish of Gath and pretended he wasmad. 21 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 21. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam22: About four hundred men joined David. Saul ordered that all thepriests be killed because they helped David. Only Abiathar escaped. 22 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 22. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam23: David and his men saved Keilah from the Philistines. Saul cameto Keilah so David escaped. Saul gave chase but he was called away. 23 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 23. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam24: Saul went after David. David cut off a piece of Sauls robe butspared his life. Saul wept and said, "You shall surely be king." 24 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 24. Read this chapter in full. 2 comments1Sam25: Samuel died. Nabal insulted David so his wife Abigail pleadedfor restraint. The LORD struck Nabal dead and David married Abigail. 25 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 25. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 32. 1Sam26: Saul came after David. David took Sauls spear and jug while heslept but spared his life. David called out and Saul blessed him. 26 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 26. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam27: David lived among the Philistines to escape Saul. King Achishgave him Ziklag. David secretly raided the land while he lived there. 27 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 27. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam28: The Philistines gathered for war. Saul asked a medium to callSamuel. Samuel said, "The LORD will hand you over to the Philistines." 28 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 28. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam29: David and his men marched with Achish. The Philistinecommanders said, "He will turn against us," so Achish told David to goback. 29 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 29. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam30: The Amalekites had raided Ziklag. The LORD told David topursue them. David and his men rescued the women and divided thespoils. 30 Apr 2011. 1 Samuel 30. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Sam31: The Philistines fought Israel. Sauls sons were killed. Saul wasbadly wounded so he fell on his sword. The Israelites fled.2 Samuel2Sam1: A man came and told David that Saul and Jonathan were dead.David sang: "The beauty of Israel is slain. How the mighty have fallen!" 2 May 2011. 2 Samuel 1. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam2: David was made king of Judah. Abner made Ish-bosheth king ofIsrael. Their men fought and Abner killed Joabs brother Asahel. 3 May 2011. 2 Samuel 2. Read this chapter in full. 2 comments2Sam3: Abner argued with Ish-bosheth and offered to support David.David asked for his wife Michal. Joab killed Abner and David mourned.
  • 33. 4 May 2011. 2 Samuel 3. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam4: Ish-bosheth lost heart. His captains Rechab and Baanah killedhim and took his head to David. David commanded that they be killed. 5 May 2011. 2 Samuel 4. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam5: David was anointed king over Israel. He took Jerusalem and theLORD was with him. The Philistines gathered but David defeated them. 6 May 2011. 2 Samuel 5. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam6: David brought the ark from Judah. Uzzah touched it and wasstruck down. As the ark came into the city David danced before theLORD. 7 May 2011. 2 Samuel 6. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment2Sam7: The LORD said to Nathan, "Tell David: I will establish yourhouse. Your son will build my house." David prayed, "Who am I, OLORD?" 8 May 2011. 2 Samuel 7. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment2Sam8: David defeated the Philistines, the Moabites, King Hadadezer,the Arameans and the Edomites. He reigned over Israel with justice. 9 May 2011. 2 Samuel 8. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam9: David heard about Jonathans son Mephibosheth, who was lame.He restored Sauls land to Mephibosheth and had him eat at his table. 10 May 2011. 2 Samuel 9. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam10: The King of Ammon humiliated Davids servants and hired theArameans for war. Joab defeated them and David defeated KingHadadezer. 11 May 2011. 2 Samuel 10. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam11: David lay with Uriahs wife Bathsheba and she fell pregnant. Hetold Joab to have Uriah killed in battle. David married Bathsheba. 12 May 2011. 2 Samuel 11. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment
  • 34. 2Sam12: Nathan asked David, "Why have you done evil?" David pleadedwith God but his child with Bathsheba died. Then Bathsheba boreSolomon. 13 May 2011. 2 Samuel 12. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam13: Davids son Amnon sent for his sister Tamar and raped her.Tamars brother Absalom had his servants kill Amnon and then he fled. 14 May 2011. 2 Samuel 13. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam14: Joab sent a wise woman to ask David to bring Absalom back.David agreed, but he would not let Absalom see his face for two years. 15 May 2011. 2 Samuel 14. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment2Sam15: Absalom went to Hebron and sent out spies to proclaim himking. David fled, but he told Zadok and Hushai to return to Jerusalem. 16 May 2011. 2 Samuel 15. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam16: Shimei cursed David but David spared him. Absalom came toJerusalem. Ahithophel advised Absalom to sleep with Davidsconcubines. 17 May 2011. 2 Samuel 16. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam17: Ahithophel wanted to pursue David, but Hushai advisedgathering Israel. Absalom listened to Hushai. Hushai sent a warning toDavid. 18 May 2011. 2 Samuel 17. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam18: The servants of David defeated Israel. Absalom got stuck in atree and Joab killed him. Ahimaaz and the Cushite ran to tell David. 19 May 2011. 2 Samuel 18. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam19: The king mourned for Absalom. The men of Judah came toescort him back across the Jordan. Shimei and Mephibosheth came tomeet him. 20 May 2011. 2 Samuel 19. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 35. 2Sam20: Sheba led the men of Israel to desert David. Joab killed Amasaand besieged Sheba at Abel. The people of Abel cut off Shebas head. 21 May 2011. 2 Samuel 20. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam21: There was a famine; so David sought the LORD. He let theGibeonites kill seven of Sauls descendants. Israel fought the Philistines. 22 May 2011. 2 Samuel 21. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam22: David sang: "The LORD is my rock; I called and he thunderedfrom heaven; He delivered me from my enemy; I will extol you, OLORD!" 23 May 2011. 2 Samuel 22. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment2Sam23: Davids last words were: "My house is secure with God."Davids mighty men included the three who brought him water fromBethlehem. 24 May 2011. 2 Samuel 23. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Sam24: David numbered the people of Israel and then regretted it. TheLORD sent a plague. David bought Araunahs field and made offerings.1 Kings1Kgs1: David was very old. His son Adonijah exalted himself as king.When David heard he told Zadok and Nathan to anoint Solomon as king. 26 May 2011. 1 Kings 1. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs2: David charged Solomon to keep the law and to punish Joab andShimei. Then David died. Solomon had Adonijah, Joab and Shimeiexecuted. 27 May 2011. 1 Kings 2. Read this chapter in full. 2 comments1Kgs3: Solomon married Pharaohs daughter. He asked the LORD fordiscernment. Two women came before him and he judged between themwisely. 28 May 2011. 1 Kings 3. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 36. 1Kgs4: Solomon had officials and twelve governors. He ruled from theRiver to the land of Egypt. Men of all nations came to hear his wisdom. 29 May 2011. 1 Kings 4. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs5: Solomon sent to King Hiram: "I will build a house for the LORD.Cut down cedars for me." The workers prepared the timber and stones. 30 May 2011. 1 Kings 5. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs6: Solomon built the temple. The LORD said, "If you walk in myways I will dwell with Israel." Solomon overlaid the temple with gold. 31 May 2011. 1 Kings 6. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs7: Solomon built his own house. Hiram made pillars, the sea andutensils for the temple of bronze. Solomon made the furniture of gold. 1 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 7. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Kgs8: The priests brought the ark into the temple. Solomon said, "OLORD, if anyone prays toward this place then hear from heaven and act." 2 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 8. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs9: The LORD said to Solomon, "If you walk in my ways I willestablish your throne." Solomon did not make slaves of the sons of Israel. 3 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 9. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs10: The queen of Sheba came to test Solomon. She gave him gold,spices and precious stones. Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth. 4 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 10. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs11: Solomon had many wives and turned to other gods. Ahijah toldJeroboam that the LORD would give him ten of the tribes. Solomon died. 5 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 11. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs12: Rehoboam refused to reduce the labour demands on Israel. Soall Israel except Judah made Jeroboam king. Jeroboam made goldencalves. 6 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 12. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 37. 1Kgs13: A man of God cried out against Jeroboams altar. He disobeyedthe LORD by eating at an old prophets house and was killed by a lion. 7 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 13. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Kgs14: Ahijah told Jeroboams wife: "The LORD says, I will sweep awaythe house of Jeroboam." Rehoboam ruled Judah and Judah did evil. 8 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 14. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs15: Abijam ruled Judah and was not devoted to the LORD. Asa ruledand did right. Nadab ruled Israel and did evil. Baasha killed Nadab. 9 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 15. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs16: Elah ruled Israel and did evil. Zimri killed Elah but Israel madeOmri king. Omri did evil. Ahab ruled and began to worship Baal. 10 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 16. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs17: Elijah told Ahab, "There will be no rain." Elijah stayed with awidow in Zarephath. The widows son died but the LORD revived him. 11 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 17. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs18: Elijah went to Ahab and challenged the prophets of Baal. Baalgave no answer but the LORD answered Elijah with fire. Then rain fell. 12 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 18. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Kgs19: Elijah fled from Jezebel. At Horeb there was a wind, anearthquake and a fire; then the LORD spoke. Elijah put his mantle onElisha. 13 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 19. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Kgs20: Ben-hadad attacked Samaria. Israel defeated the Arameanstwice. Ahab made a treaty with Ben-hadad so a prophet spoke againsthim. 14 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 20. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Kgs21: Naboth would not sell his vineyard, so Jezebel had him killed.Elijah said to Ahab, "Dogs will lick up your blood and eat Jezebel." 15 Jun 2011. 1 Kings 21. Read this chapter in full. 2 comments
  • 38. 1Kgs22: Ahab and Jehoshaphat planned for war. Micaiah said, "I sawIsrael scattered. Your prophets are lying." Ahab was killed in battle.2 Kings2Kgs1: Ahaziah consulted Baal-zebub. Elijah said that he would die.Ahaziah sent men to Elijah but they were consumed by fire. Ahaziahdied. 17 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 1. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs2: Elisha followed Elijah. A chariot of fire appeared and Elijah wentup to heaven. Elisha took Elijahs mantle and divided the waters. 18 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 2. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment2Kgs3: Israel, Judah and Edom went to fight Moab. Elisha said, "TheLORD will send water and give you Moab." The Moabites were defeated. 19 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 3. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs4: Elisha told a Shunammite woman that she would have a son. Thechild died but Elisha revived him. Elisha cleansed the food at Gilgal. 20 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 4. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment2Kgs5: Naaman of Aram was a leper. Elisha told him to wash in theJordan and he was healed. Gehazi asked for a gift and became leprous. 21 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 5. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs6: The king of Aram sent an army to capture Elisha but the LORDblinded them. Ben-hadad besieged Samaria and there was a greatfamine. 22 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 6. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs7: Elisha prophesied an end to the famine. Four lepers went andfound that the Arameans had fled. The people plundered the Arameancamp. 23 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 7. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 39. 2Kgs8: Elisha told Hazael that he would rule Aram. Hazael killed Ben-hadad. Jehoram ruled Judah and did evil. Ahaziah ruled and did evil. 24 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 8. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs9: Elisha sent a prophet to anoint Jehu. Jehu killed Joram andAhaziah. Eunuchs threw Jezebel out of the window and dogs ate herbody. 25 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 9. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs10: Jehu sent a letter and had Ahabs sons killed. He killedAhaziahs brothers and all the worshippers of Baal. Hazael defeatedIsrael. 26 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 10. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs11: Athaliah destroyed the royal family but Jehosheba hid Joash.Jehoiada had the army proclaim Joash as king and put Athaliah to death. 27 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 11. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs12: Joash ruled in Jerusalem and did what was right. The priestscollected money to repair the temple. Joash was killed by his servants. 28 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 12. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs13: Jehoahaz ruled Israel and they were oppressed by Hazael.Jehoash ruled and Elisha told him to strike the ground. Then Elisha died. 29 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 13. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs14: Amaziah ruled Judah and did right. He challenged Jehoash butJudah were defeated. Jeroboam ruled Israel and restored the borders. 30 Jun 2011. 2 Kings 14. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment2Kgs15: Azariah and Jotham ruled Judah and did what was right.Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah and Pekah ruled Israel and didevil. 1 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 15. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 40. 2Kgs16: Ahaz ruled Judah and did evil. Aram and Israel attacked Judahso Ahaz sent a tribute to the king of Assyria. Ahaz set up an altar. 2 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 16. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs17: Hoshea ruled Israel. The king of Assyria invaded and settled theland. This happened because the Israelites rejected the covenant. 3 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 17. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs18: Hezekiah ruled Judah and did right. The Assyrians surroundedJerusalem. Rabshakeh said, "Dont listen to Hezekiah. Come out to me." 4 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 18. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs19: Hezekiah prayed, "O LORD, save us." Isaiah said, "The LORDsays: I will defend the city." That night the Assyrians were struck dead. 5 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 19. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs20: Hezekiah was sick but the LORD extended his life. Envoys camefrom Babylon. Isaiah told Hezekiah, "Everything will be taken away." 6 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 20. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment2Kgs21: Manasseh ruled in Jerusalem and did evil. The LORD said, "Iwill bring disaster on Jerusalem and Judah." Amon ruled and did evil. 7 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 21. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs22: Josiah ruled and did right. He had the law read out and tore hisrobes. Huldah said, "The LORD says: You will be buried in peace." 8 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 22. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs23: Josiah destroyed the altars and high places and held Passover.He was killed in battle. Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim ruled and did evil. 9 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 23. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Kgs24: The LORD sent raiders against Judah. Jehoiachin ruled andNebuchadnezzer took all Jerusalem captive. Zedekiah ruled and did evil. 10 Jul 2011. 2 Kings 24. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 41. 2Kgs25: Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem. Nebuzaradan burned thetemple and took the people into exile. Evil-merodach releasedJehoiachin.1 Chronicles1Chr1: Adam, Seth, Noah, Shem, Eber, Abraham; Abrahams sons wereIsaac and Ishmael; Isaacs sons were Esau and Israel. Kings ruled inEdom. 12 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 1. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Chr2: Judahs line led to Obed, Jesse and David. Caleb was son ofHezron; Jerahmeel was firstborn of Hezron. Calebs line were theKenites. 13 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 2. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr3: David had six sons at Hebron, four by Bathshua and nine others.Solomons line led to Jeconiah, and then to the sons of Elioenai. 14 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 3. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr4: Reaiahs sons were the Zorathites; God blessed Jabez; Shelahssons worked for the king. Simeons line went to Gedor to seek pasture. 15 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 4. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr5: Reuben lost his birthright; his sons lived in Gilead. The sons ofGad and the sons of Manasseh lived in Bashan until the captivity. 16 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 5. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr6: Levis sons were Gershon, Kohath and Merari. The musicianswere Heman and Asaph. Aarons sons made offerings. They were givencities. 17 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 6. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr7: Issachars sons were 87,000. Benjamins sons were Bela, Bekerand Jediael. Ephraims line led to Joshua. Ashers sons were 26,000. 18 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 7. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 42. 1Chr8: Benjamin was father of Bela, Ashbel, Aharah, Nohah and Rapha;Ners line was Kish, Saul, Jonathan; the sons of Ulam were mighty men. 19 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 8. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr9: Jerusalem was resettled by Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim andManasseh; there were priests and Levite gatekeepers. Kish was father ofSaul. 20 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 9. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr10: The Philistines fought Israel and Saul fell on his sword. TheIsraelites fled. Saul died for his unfaithfulness against the LORD. 21 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 10. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr11: The elders anointed David king. Davids mighty men includedthe three who brought him water from Bethlehem. Abishai led the thirty. 22 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 11. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr12: Benjaminites and Gadites went over to David at Ziklag. Davidmade them officers. People kept coming until there was a great army. 23 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 12. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr13: David said, "Let us bring the ark back." As they carried the arkUzzah steadied it and was struck down. David took it to Obed-edom. 24 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 13. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr14: David had more children. The Philistines attacked; Davidinquired of God and when he heard marching in the trees he defeatedthem. 25 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 14. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr15: David told the Levites to carry the ark. Heman, Asaph and Ethanwere the musicians. The ark was brought into the city of David. 26 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 15. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr16: They made offerings and David appointed singers. "Give thanksto the LORD; He is greatly to be praised!" Asaph ministered each day. 27 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 16. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 43. 1Chr17: The LORD said to Nathan, "Tell David: I will establish yourhouse; your son will build my house." David prayed, "Who am I, OLORD?" 28 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 17. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Chr18: David defeated the Philistines, the Moabites, King Hadadezer,the Arameans and the Edomites. He reigned over Israel with justice. 29 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 18. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Chr19: The King of Ammon humiliated Davids servants and hired theArameans for war. Joab defeated them and David defeated KingHadadezer. 30 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 19. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr20: Joab besieged Rabbah and David took the plunder. War brokeout with the Philistines and David and his men killed the giants. 31 Jul 2011. 1 Chronicles 20. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr21: Satan led David to count the Israelites. God sent a plague and adestroying angel. David bought Ornans field and made offerings. 1 Aug 2011. 1 Chronicles 21. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment1Chr22: David told Solomon: "The LORD has said that you will build histemple. I have provided materials." He ordered the leaders to help. 2 Aug 2011. 1 Chronicles 22. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr23: David made Solomon king over Israel. He organised the Levitesinto the sons of Gershon, Kohath and Merari to serve in the temple. 3 Aug 2011. 1 Chronicles 23. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr24: The sons of Aaron were priests. David organised the sons ofEleazar and Ithamar by lot. The rest of the Levites also cast lots. 4 Aug 2011. 1 Chronicles 24. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 44. 1Chr25: The sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun prophesied withmusic. 288 were trained in singing to the LORD. They cast lots forduties. 5 Aug 2011. 1 Chronicles 25. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr26: The sons of Obed-edom, Meshelemiah and Hosah weregatekeepers. Ahijah, Zetham, Joel, Shubael and Shelomith oversaw thetreasuries. 6 Aug 2011. 1 Chronicles 26. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr27: Divisions of 24,000 men were on duty month by month. Therewas a chief officer over each tribe. Joab was the commander of the army. 7 Aug 2011. 1 Chronicles 27. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr28: David assembled the leaders and said, "The LORD has chosenSolomon to build his house." He gave Solomon the plans for the temple. 8 Aug 2011. 1 Chronicles 28. Read this chapter in full. Comment1Chr29: The leaders gave offerings. David prayed, "Yours is the kingdom,O LORD. Of your own have we given you." David died at an old age.2 Chronicles2Chr1: Solomon made offerings. God said, "What shall I give you?"Solomon said, "Wisdom to rule this people." So Solomon ruled overIsrael. 10 Aug 2011. 2 Chronicles 1. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Chr2: Solomon sent to King Hiram: "Send me cedars and a craftsmanfor the temple." Hiram replied, "The LORD has given David a wise son." 11 Aug 2011. 2 Chronicles 2. Read this chapter in full. Comment2Chr3: Solomon started work on the temple. He built the portico, themain hall, the Most Holy Place, two cherubim, the veil and two pillars. 12 Aug 2011. 2 Chronicles 3. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 45. 2Chr4: Solomon made an altar, the Sea, ten lavers, ten lampstands, tentables and the courts for the temple. Huram made the furnishings.EzraEzr1: Cyrus said, "Let the LORDs people go up to Jerusalem and rebuildthe temple." He gave the articles from the temple to Sheshbazzar. 15 Sep 2011. Ezra 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzr2: The exiles returned to Judah with Zerubbabel. A total of 42,360people returned. The heads of families gave offerings for the temple. 16 Sep 2011. Ezra 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzr3: The Israelites made regular offerings. When the builders laid thefoundation of the temple, the Levites sang praise to the LORD. 17 Sep 2011. Ezra 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzr4: Enemies hindered the work in Judah. Rehum wrote to Artaxerxes:"Jerusalem is a rebellious city." So Artaxerxes stopped the building. 18 Sep 2011. Ezra 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzr5: Zerubbabel began to build the temple. Tattenai wrote to Darius:"The elders say that Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this temple." 19 Sep 2011. Ezra 5. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEzr6: Darius issued a decree: "The cost of the temple shall come from thetreasury." The temple was completed and the Israelites celebrated. 20 Sep 2011. Ezra 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzr7: Ezra went up to Jerusalem to teach the law. Artaxerxes wrote: "Idecree that whatever Ezra needs shall be done." So I was encouraged. 21 Sep 2011. Ezra 7. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEzr8: I assembled the family heads from Babylon and gave the gifts forthe temple to the Levites. We came to Jerusalem and made offerings. 22 Sep 2011. Ezra 8. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 46. Ezr9: The leaders told me that the people had taken foreign wives. I toremy robe and prayed, "O God, we have forsaken your commandments." 23 Sep 2011. Ezra 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzr10: The Israelites wept. They all assembled and Ezra said, "Separatefrom your foreign wives." The family heads investigated the matter.NehemiahNeh1: The words of Nehemiah: Men from Judah said, "The wall ofJerusalem is broken down." I prayed, "O LORD, give me favour with theking." 25 Sep 2011. Nehemiah 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh2: The king granted my request to go and rebuild Jerusalem.Sanballat was displeased. I inspected the walls and said, "Let us rebuild." 26 Sep 2011. Nehemiah 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh3: The priests rebuilt the Sheep Gate, the Tekoites made repairs,Jedaiah repaired opposite his house, Meremoth repaired anothersection. 27 Sep 2011. Nehemiah 3. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentNeh4: Sanballat ridiculed us and plotted to attack Jerusalem. So weprayed and posted a guard. The builders carried swords as they worked. 28 Sep 2011. Nehemiah 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh5: The people cried out, "We have to borrow to get grain." I told thenobles, "Let us stop exacting usury." I did not take my allowance. 29 Sep 2011. Nehemiah 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh6: Sanballat and Tobiah sent for me to do me harm. I replied, "Whyshould I come?" The wall was finished and our enemies were afraid. 30 Sep 2011. Nehemiah 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh7: I gave Hanani and Hananiah charge over Jerusalem. I registeredthe nobles, rulers and people by genealogy. The assembly was 42,360.
  • 47. 1 Oct 2011. Nehemiah 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh8: The people gathered and Ezra read from the law. Nehemiah said,"This day is holy. Do not mourn." The people held the Feast of Booths. 2 Oct 2011. Nehemiah 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh9: The Israelites confessed. The Levites said, "LORD, you broughtour fathers out of Egypt. They rebelled but you did not forsake them." 3 Oct 2011. Nehemiah 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh10: The leaders sealed a covenant. The people made an oath: "Wewill not marry foreigners. We will bring the offerings for the temple." 4 Oct 2011. Nehemiah 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh11: The leaders and one in ten of the people lived in Jerusalem. Therewere descendants of Judah and of Benjamin, priests and Levites. 5 Oct 2011. Nehemiah 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh12: All the Levites and leaders gathered to dedicate the wall. Theymade offerings and rejoiced. Men were appointed over the storerooms. 6 Oct 2011. Nehemiah 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentNeh13: I cleared Tobiah out of the temple. I confronted those whoprofaned the Sabbath and who married foreign women. Remember me,O God.EstherEst1: King Ahasuerus gave a feast for all his officials. Queen Vashtirefused to come to him, so the wise men advised him to replace her. 8 Oct 2011. Esther 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentEst2: Mordecai raised Esther. She was taken into the kings harem andwas chosen as queen. Mordecai told Esther of a plot against the king. 9 Oct 2011. Esther 2. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 48. Est3: Ahasuerus promoted Haman, but Mordecai would not bow to him.Haman asked to destroy the Jews. The king gave his seal for the decree. 10 Oct 2011. Esther 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentEst4: Mordecai asked Esther to plead with the king. Esther said, "Hold afast. I will go to the king against the law, and if I die, I die." 11 Oct 2011. Esther 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentEst5: Esther won favour with the king. She said, "Let the king andHaman come to a feast tomorrow." Haman built a gallows to hangMordecai. 12 Oct 2011. Esther 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentEst6: That night the king read about the plot against him. Haman cameto ask about hanging Mordecai. The king told Haman to honourMordecai. 13 Oct 2011. Esther 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentEst7: At the feast, the king asked Esther, "What is your request?" Shesaid, "My people have been sold by Haman." The king had Hamanhanged. 14 Oct 2011. Esther 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentEst8: The king gave his ring to Mordecai. Mordecai sent letters to theprovinces allowing the Jews to defend themselves. The Jews rejoiced. 15 Oct 2011. Esther 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentEst9: On the day of the kings decree, the Jews destroyed their enemies.Mordecai wrote to all the Jews and established the Feast of Purim. 16 Oct 2011. Esther 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentEst10: Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus.JobJob1: Job was blameless. The LORD allowed Satan to test him. Jobsservants and children were killed. He tore his robes and worshipped.
  • 49. 18 Oct 2011. Job 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob2: Satan struck Job with boils. Jobs wife told him to curse God. ButJob did not sin. Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar came to comfort him. 19 Oct 2011. Job 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob3: Job said, "Curse the day I was born! Why did I not die at birth?Why is light given to him who suffers? I have no rest, only turmoil." 20 Oct 2011. Job 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob4: Eliphaz said, "Will you become impatient? When did the innocentever perish? I heard a voice: Can a man be more righteous than God?" 21 Oct 2011. Job 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob5: "Who will answer you? Man is born to trouble. As for me, I wouldseek God. Do not despise his discipline. He wounds, but he binds up." 22 Oct 2011. Job 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob6: Job said, "My misery would outweigh the sand of the seas! Youhave proved no help. Show me how I have been wrong! Would I lie toyou?" 23 Oct 2011. Job 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob7: "O God, my life is but a breath! Therefore I will speak out. What isman, that you examine him? Why have you set me as your target?" 24 Oct 2011. Job 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob8: Bildad said, "Does God pervert justice? Learn from pastgenerations. He will not reject the blameless, nor will he upholdevildoers." 25 Oct 2011. Job 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob9: Job said, "How can a man dispute with God? His power is vast!But he destroys the innocent. If only there were a mediator between us!" 26 Oct 2011. Job 9. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 50. Job10: "God, why do you reject the work of your hands? You know that Iam not guilty! Why did you bring me out of the womb? Leave me alone." 27 Oct 2011. Job 10. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentJob11: Zophar said, "Should your babble go unanswered? God exacts lessthan your guilt deserves! Reach out to him and you will find hope." 28 Oct 2011. Job 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob12: Job said, "Who does not know all these things? With God arewisdom and power. He brings darkness into light. He destroys nations." 29 Oct 2011. Job 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob13: "I want to argue my case with God. Be quiet and I will speak.Though he slay me, I will hope in him. God, why do you hide your face?" 30 Oct 2011. Job 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob14: "Man is like a fleeting shadow. If a tree is cut down, it will sproutagain, but will a man live again? You overpower him forever." 31 Oct 2011. Job 14. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob15: Eliphaz said, "Your own mouth condemns you! Why do you turnagainst God? The wicked will be like a vine stripped of unripe grapes." 1 Nov 2011. Job 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob16: Job said, "Youre miserable comforters! God has torn me andshattered me. But my prayer is pure. Even now, my advocate is on high!" 2 Nov 2011. Job 16. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentJob17: "My spirit is broken. He has made me a byword. But come againall of you! I will not find a wise man among you. Where is my hope?" 3 Nov 2011. Job 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob18: Bildad said, "Why are we stupid in your sight? Indeed, the light ofthe wicked goes out. His roots dry up and his branches wither." 4 Nov 2011. Job 18. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 51. Job19: Job said, "How long will you torment me? God counts me as anenemy. My closest friends abhor me. But I know that my redeemerlives!" 5 Nov 2011. Job 19. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob20: Zophar said, "My understanding inspires me to answer. Thetriumph of the wicked is short. His food will turn sour in his stomach." 6 Nov 2011. Job 20. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob21: Job said, "Listen to me. Why do the wicked grow mighty? Howoften do they have trouble? Who repays them? Your answers are empty!" 7 Nov 2011. Job 21. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob22: Eliphaz said, "Is not your wickedness great? You withheld breadfrom the hungry. Is not God high? Submit to him and be at peace." 8 Nov 2011. Job 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob23: Job said, "If only I knew where to find God! When he has testedme, I shall come forth as gold. But he does whatever he pleases." 9 Nov 2011. Job 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob24: "The wounded cry out, but God charges no one with wrong. Somerebel against the light; they are exalted a while, and then are gone." 10 Nov 2011. Job 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob25: Bildad said, "Dominion and awe belong to God. Who can berighteous before him? Even the stars are not pure in his sight!" 11 Nov 2011. Job 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob26: Job said, "How you have helped the weak! Sheol is naked to God.The pillars of heaven tremble. These are the fringes of his ways!" 12 Nov 2011. Job 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob27: "My heart does not reproach me. Let my enemy be as the wicked!His many sons are for the sword. The wind sweeps him from his place." 13 Nov 2011. Job 27. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 52. Job28: "There is a mine for silver, but where is wisdom found? It ishidden from the eyes of all living. The fear of the Lord is wisdom!" 14 Nov 2011. Job 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob29: "Oh, for the days when God watched over me! When I took myseat in the square. I was father to the needy and comforted themourners." 15 Nov 2011. Job 29. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob30: "But now younger men mock me. They do not hesitate to spit atme. God has cast me into the mire. When I expected good, evil came." 16 Nov 2011. Job 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob31: "Does God not see my ways? Have I lied? Have I refused to helpthe poor? Have I put my trust in money? Let the Almighty answer me!" 17 Nov 2011. Job 31. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob32: Elihu was angry with Job and his three friends. He said, "I amyoung, but it is not only the old who are wise. I will have my say." 18 Nov 2011. Job 32. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob33: "Job, please listen to my words. God does speak, perhaps in adream or through pain. He does this to deliver a person from the pit." 19 Nov 2011. Job 33. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob34: "It is unthinkable that God would do wrong. Can one who hatesjustice govern? God shows no partiality. Job speaks like the wicked!" 20 Nov 2011. Job 34. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob35: "Even if you are righteous, what do you give to God? He does notanswer because of the pride of evil men. You must wait for him!" 21 Nov 2011. Job 35. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob36: "I have more to say on Gods behalf. He is mighty but does notdespise any. Who is a teacher like him? Remember to extol his work!" 22 Nov 2011. Job 36. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 53. Job37: "God thunders with his voice. By the breath of God, ice is made.Do you know his wondrous works? He is great in power and justice!" 23 Nov 2011. Job 37. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob38: Then the LORD said, "I will question you. Where were you whenI founded the earth? Who enclosed the sea? Can you bind the Pleiades?" 24 Nov 2011. Job 38. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob39: "Do you mark when the deer is born? Will the wild ox serve you?Do you give the horse his might? Does the hawk fly by your wisdom?" 25 Nov 2011. Job 39. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob40: Job said, "I have no answer." The LORD said, "Will you condemnme? Behold now, Behemoth, which I made. Can anyone pierce his nose?" 26 Nov 2011. Job 40. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob41: "Can you catch Leviathan with a hook? Everything under heavenis mine. His breath sets coals ablaze. He is king over all the proud." 27 Nov 2011. Job 41. Read this chapter in full. CommentJob42: Job said, "I repent in ashes." The LORD said to Eliphaz, "Youhave not spoken rightly of me, as Job has." He restored Jobs fortunes.PsalmsPs1: Blessed is the man who does not walk with the wicked, whosedelight is in the law of the LORD. He is like a tree planted by the water. 29 Nov 2011. Psalm 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs2: Why do the rulers plot against the LORD and his anointed? TheLORD laughs! He said to me, "You are my son." O kings, fear the LORD! 30 Nov 2011. Psalm 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs3: O LORD, how many are my foes! But you are a shield around me.You have broken the teeth of the wicked. Salvation belongs to the LORD! 1 Dec 2011. Psalm 3. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 54. Ps4: Answer me when I call, O God! O people, how long will you seeklies? Put your trust in the LORD! O LORD, you make me sleep in safety. 2 Dec 2011. Psalm 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs5: Hear my cry, O LORD! You hate all evildoers. Lead me inrighteousness because of my enemies. Let all who take refuge in yourejoice! 3 Dec 2011. Psalm 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs6: Be merciful to me, O LORD! My soul is in anguish. I flood my bedwith tears. Depart from me, you evildoers! The LORD has heard my cry. 4 Dec 2011. Psalm 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs7: O LORD, save me from all who pursue me. Arise in judgement! Godhas prepared his weapons against the wicked. I will praise the LORD! 5 Dec 2011. Psalm 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs8: O LORD, how majestic is your name in all the earth! What is manthat you care for him? Yet you have crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Dec 2011. Psalm 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs9: I will praise you, O LORD! You have rebuked the nations. TheLORD will judge the world with justice. The needy will not be forgotten. 7 Dec 2011. Psalm 9. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs10: O LORD, why do you stand far off? The wicked man hunts theweak. He says, "God will never see." O God, break the arm of the wicked! 8 Dec 2011. Psalm 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs11: In the LORD I take refuge. How can you say, "Flee like a bird"? TheLORD hates the wicked. The LORD is righteous and loves justice. 9 Dec 2011. Psalm 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs12: Help, O LORD, for the godly are no more. Everyone lies. "I willprotect the weak," says the LORD. The words of the LORD are pure. 10 Dec 2011. Psalm 12. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 55. Ps13: How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? Look on me andanswer! Give light to my eyes. But I will trust in your unfailing love. 11 Dec 2011. Psalm 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs14: The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." There is no one whodoes good. Will evildoers never learn? God is with the righteous. 12 Dec 2011. Psalm 14. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs15: LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? He whose walk isblameless, who does not slander, who keeps his oath even when it hurts. 13 Dec 2011. Psalm 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs16: Protect me, O God! I have no good besides you. The LORD is myportion. I will not be shaken. In your presence is fullness of joy! 14 Dec 2011. Psalm 16. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs17: Hear a just cause, O LORD. My steps have held to your paths. Hideme in the shadow of your wings. Deliver my life from the wicked. 15 Dec 2011. Psalm 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs18: The LORD is my rock. I called and he thundered from heaven. Herescued me from my enemy. I will praise you among the nations, OLORD! 16 Dec 2011. Psalm 18. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs19: The heavens declare the glory of God. The law of the LORD isperfect, making wise the simple. May my words be pleasing to you, OLORD. 17 Dec 2011. Psalm 19. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs20: May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May heremember your offerings. The LORD saves his anointed. We rise up andstand firm! 18 Dec 2011. Psalm 20. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 56. Ps21: O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength! You set a crown uponhis head. You will destroy your enemies. We will praise your power! 19 Dec 2011. Psalm 21. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs22: My God, why have you forsaken me? I am despised. They havepierced my hands. You have answered me! The nations will worship theLORD! 20 Dec 2011. Psalm 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs23: The LORD is my shepherd. He leads me in paths of righteousness.I will fear no evil. I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. 21 Dec 2011. Psalm 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs24: The earth is the LORDs! He who has a pure heart will receiveblessing. Lift up your heads, O gates! The King of glory shall come in. 22 Dec 2011. Psalm 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs25: To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. Show me your ways, teach meyour paths. Be gracious to me, forgive my sins. I take refuge in you. 23 Dec 2011. Psalm 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs26: Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked with integrity. I do notsit with deceitful men. I love the place where your glory dwells. 24 Dec 2011. Psalm 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs27: The LORD is my light and my salvation. My heart will not fear. Iwill seek your face, O LORD; do not forsake me! Wait for the LORD. 25 Dec 2011. Psalm 27. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs28: To you I cry, O LORD my rock. Repay the wicked according totheir works! The LORD is my shield. He is the strength of his people. 26 Dec 2011. Psalm 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs29: Ascribe to the LORD glory! The voice of the LORD is over thewaters. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness. The LORD is king! 27 Dec 2011. Psalm 29. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 57. Ps30: I will exalt you, O LORD, for you spared me from going down tothe pit. I cried to you for mercy. You turned my mourning into dancing. 28 Dec 2011. Psalm 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs31: In you, O LORD, I seek refuge. Into your hand I commit my spirit.Deliver me from my enemies. Praise the LORD for his steadfast love! 29 Dec 2011. Psalm 31. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs32: Blessed are those whose sins are forgiven. When I kept silent, mybones wasted away. You surround me with glad cries of deliverance! 30 Dec 2011. Psalm 32. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs33: Rejoice in the LORD! Make melody, play skilfully. Let all the earthfear the LORD. His eye is on those who hope in his steadfast love. 31 Dec 2011. Psalm 33. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs34: O magnify the LORD with me! I sought him and he answered.Taste and see that the LORD is good. He is close to the brokenhearted. 1 Jan 2012. Psalm 34. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs35: O LORD, fight against those who fight against me! Then I willrejoice. They repay evil for good. Vindicate me in your righteousness! 2 Jan 2012. Psalm 35. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs36: The wicked flatter themselves. Your love, O LORD, reaches to theheavens. In your light we see light. There the evildoers lie fallen. 3 Jan 2012. Psalm 36. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs37: Do not be envious of evildoers, for they will fade like the grass. Therighteous will inherit the earth. The LORD is their stronghold. 4 Jan 2012. Psalm 37. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs38: O LORD, your arrows have pierced me! My guilt has overwhelmedme. My strength fails me. I confess my sin. Do not forsake me, my God! 5 Jan 2012. Psalm 38. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 58. Ps39: When I was silent, my anguish increased. O LORD, what is themeasure of my days? My hope is in you. Deliver me from mytransgressions. 6 Jan 2012. Psalm 39. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs40: I waited patiently for the LORD. He drew me up from the pit. Idelight to do your will, O God. My heart fails me, but you are my help. 7 Jan 2012. Psalm 40. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs41: Blessed are those who consider the weak. My enemies say, "Whenwill he die?" They gather slander. But you, O LORD, have upheld me. 8 Jan 2012. Psalm 41. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs42: As the deer pants for water, so my soul longs for you, O God. Yourwaves break over me. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Hope in God. 9 Jan 2012. Psalm 42. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs43: Vindicate me, O God. Why have you rejected me? Send forth yourlight and your truth. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Hope in God. 10 Jan 2012. Psalm 43. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs44: O God, our fathers have told us how you drove out the nations. Butnow you have sold your people. Awake, O Lord! Rise up and help us. 11 Jan 2012. Psalm 44. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs45: My heart overflows with verses for the king. Your God hasanointed you with gladness. All glorious is the princess in her chamber. 12 Jan 2012. Psalm 45. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs46: God is our refuge. We will not fear, though the earth give way. Thenations rage, kingdoms fall. "Be still and know that I am God." 13 Jan 2012. Psalm 46. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs47: Clap your hands, you nations. How awesome is the LORD MostHigh! Sing praises to our God, sing praises. He is king of all the earth. 14 Jan 2012. Psalm 47. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 59. Ps48: Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised! The joy of the wholeearth is Mount Zion. O God, we ponder your love in your temple. 15 Jan 2012. Psalm 48. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs49: Hear this, all peoples! Man in his pomp will not endure. He is likethe beasts that perish. But God will ransom my soul from Sheol. 16 Jan 2012. Psalm 49. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs50: The Mighty One, God the LORD speaks: "I will not accept bullsand goats. For you hate discipline. Offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving." 17 Jan 2012. Psalm 50. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs51: Have mercy on me, O God! Cleanse me from my sin. Do not castme away from your presence. A broken heart, O God, you will notdespise. 18 Jan 2012. Psalm 51. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs52: Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? Surely God will bring youdown to ruin. But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. 19 Jan 2012. Psalm 52. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs53: The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." There is no one whodoes good. Will evildoers never learn? God has rejected them. 20 Jan 2012. Psalm 53. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs54: Save me, O God! For strangers have risen against me. God is myhelper. He will repay my enemies. I will praise your name, O LORD! 21 Jan 2012. Psalm 54. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs55: Give ear to my prayer, O God. My heart is in anguish. It is myequal, my friend who rises against me! Cast your burden on the LORD. 22 Jan 2012. Psalm 55. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs56: Be gracious to me, O God, for my enemies trample on me. Are mytears not in your book? In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust. 23 Jan 2012. Psalm 56. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 60. Ps57: Be merciful to me, O God. I am in the midst of lions. My heart issteadfast, for great is your love. Be exalted above the heavens! 24 Jan 2012. Psalm 57. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs58: Do you rulers judge justly? No, you mete out violence. O God,break their teeth! The righteous will rejoice when they see vengeance. 25 Jan 2012. Psalm 58. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs59: Deliver me from my enemies, O God. Each evening they return,howling like dogs. Destroy them in wrath! You, O God, are my fortress. 26 Jan 2012. Psalm 59. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs60: O God, you have rejected us, broken us. Now restore us! God haspromised: "Judah is my sceptre." O grant us help against the enemy! 27 Jan 2012. Psalm 60. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs61: Hear my cry, O God! Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.Prolong the life of the king. So I will ever sing praise to your name. 28 Jan 2012. Psalm 61. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs62: My soul waits for God alone. He alone is my rock and my salvation.Trust in him at all times, O people. Power and love belong to God. 29 Jan 2012. Psalm 62. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs63: O God, you are my God. My soul thirsts for you. Your love is betterthan life. My lips will sing your praise. Liars will be silenced. 30 Jan 2012. Psalm 63. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs64: Hear me, O God! Hide me from the plots of the wicked, whoambush the blameless. God will bring them to ruin. Let the upright beglad! 31 Jan 2012. Psalm 64. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs65: Praise awaits you, O God, in Zion. By awesome deeds you answerus. You silence the roaring seas. You crown the year with abundance. 1 Feb 2012. Psalm 65. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 61. Ps66: Shout for joy to God! Come and see what he has done. He has notlet our feet slip. I will make an offering. God has heard my prayer. 2 Feb 2012. Psalm 66. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs67: May God be gracious to us, and make his face to shine upon us. Letthe peoples praise you, O God! The earth has yielded its increase. 3 Feb 2012. Psalm 67. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs68: Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered! Kings and armies flee.Our God is a God who saves. Sing to him, O kingdoms of the earth! 4 Feb 2012. Psalm 68. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs69: Save me, O God! I endure scorn for your sake. Rescue me from themire. My foes are all known to you. Let your salvation protect me! 5 Feb 2012. Psalm 69. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs70: Make haste to help me, O God! May those who seek my life be putto shame. May all who seek you rejoice. O LORD, do not delay. 6 Feb 2012. Psalm 70. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs71: In you, O LORD, I take refuge. Do not forsake me when mystrength fails. I will tell of your righteousness. I will praise you, O God. 7 Feb 2012. Psalm 71. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs72: Give the king your justice, O God. May he defend the cause of thepoor. May all kings fall down before him. Blessed be the LORD! 8 Feb 2012. Psalm 72. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs73: Surely God is good to the pure in heart. I envied the wicked until Isaw their end. They are swept away. God is my portion forever. 9 Feb 2012. Psalm 73. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs74: O God, why have you rejected us? Foes have defiled yoursanctuary. How long will they mock? You are king from of old. Rise up, OGod! 10 Feb 2012. Psalm 74. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 62. Ps75: We give thanks to you, O God. "I say to the boastful, Do notboast." God is the judge. The wicked will drain the dregs of his cup. 11 Feb 2012. Psalm 75. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs76: God is known in Judah. You are glorious, more majestic than themountains. The earth feared and was still when God arose to judgement. 12 Feb 2012. Psalm 76. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs77: In the day of trouble I sought the LORD. Has he withdrawn hiscompassion? You are the God of wonders. Your path led through the sea. 13 Feb 2012. Psalm 77. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs78: God worked miracles in Egypt. He brought his people to the holyland. They rebelled and he rejected them. He chose David to tend them. 14 Feb 2012. Psalm 78. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs79: O God, the nations have invaded and shed blood like water. Howlong, O LORD? Save us for your names sake. Make your vengeanceknown! 15 Feb 2012. Psalm 79. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs80: Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel! How long will you be angry?Restore us, O God. Watch over the vine that you planted. Restore us, OGod. 16 Feb 2012. Psalm 80. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs81: Sing aloud to God our strength. I hear a voice: "I am the LORD.Oh, that my people would listen to me! I would subdue their enemies." 17 Feb 2012. Psalm 81. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs82: God judges among the gods: "How long will you judge unjustly?Defend the weak. You are all gods, but you shall die." Arise, O God! 18 Feb 2012. Psalm 82. Read this chapter in full. 3 commentsPs83: O God, do not keep silent! Your enemies make plans against yourpeople. Edom, Moab, Amalek and Philistia. Let them be put to shame. 19 Feb 2012. Psalm 83. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 63. Ps84: How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD! A day in your courts isbetter than a thousand elsewhere. For the LORD is a sun and shield. 20 Feb 2012. Psalm 84. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsPs85: O LORD, you forgave the iniquity of your people. Restore us again!Surely his salvation is at hand. Love and faithfulness will meet. 21 Feb 2012. Psalm 85. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs86: Hear, O LORD, and answer me. Save your servant! You alone areGod. I will glorify your name forever. Show me a sign of your favour. 22 Feb 2012. Psalm 86. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs87: Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. The LORD willwrite in the register of the peoples: "This one was born in Zion." 23 Feb 2012. Psalm 87. Read this chapter in full. 2 commentsPs88: O LORD, day and night I cry out to you. You have put me in thedarkest depths. Do the dead rise up to praise you? I am in despair. 24 Feb 2012. Psalm 88. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs89: I will sing of the mercies of the LORD. You said, "I will establishthe throne of David forever." O Lord, where is your love of old? 25 Feb 2012. Psalm 89. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs90: Lord, you have been our dwelling place. All our days pass awayunder your wrath. Return, O LORD! Have compassion on your servants! 26 Feb 2012. Psalm 90. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs91: I will say of the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress." Hisfaithfulness will be your shield. He will command his angels to guardyou. 27 Feb 2012. Psalm 91. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs92: It is good to give thanks to the LORD. How great are your works!Your enemies shall perish. The righteous flourish in your courts. 28 Feb 2012. Psalm 92. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 64. Ps93: The LORD reigns! Your throne is established from of old. TheLORD is mightier than the sea. Holiness adorns your house forever. 29 Feb 2012. Psalm 93. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs94: O LORD, God of vengeance, shine forth! How long will the wickedexult? The LORD will not reject his people. He will repay the corrupt. 1 Mar 2012. Psalm 94. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs95: Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! He is the King above all gods.Oh come, let us worship and bow down! Do not harden your hearts. 2 Mar 2012. Psalm 95. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs96: Sing to the LORD! Declare his glory among the nations. Worshipthe LORD in holy splendour. He will judge the world in righteousness. 3 Mar 2012. Psalm 96. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs97: The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice! Fire goes before him. Theheavens declare his righteousness. Give thanks to his holy name! 4 Mar 2012. Psalm 97. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs98: Sing to the LORD! He has remembered his steadfast love. Make ajoyful noise before the King. He will judge the world in righteousness. 5 Mar 2012. Psalm 98. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs99: The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble! The King loves justice.He spoke from the pillar of cloud. The LORD our God is holy! 6 Mar 2012. Psalm 99. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs100: Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth! Know that the LORD isGod. Enter his courts with praise. For his love endures forever. 7 Mar 2012. Psalm 100. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs101: I will sing of justice, O LORD. I will walk with integrity. My eyeswill be on the faithful of the land. I will destroy the wicked. 8 Mar 2012. Psalm 101. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 65. Ps102: Hear my prayer, O LORD; I wither away like grass. You sitenthroned forever. The heavens will perish, but your years have no end. 9 Mar 2012. Psalm 102. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs103: Bless the LORD, O my soul. He forgives all your iniquity. He hascompassion on those who fear him. Bless the LORD, all his works! 10 Mar 2012. Psalm 103. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs104: O LORD, you are very great. You set the earth on its foundations.All your creatures look to you for food. Bless the LORD, O my soul! 11 Mar 2012. Psalm 104. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs105: Give thanks to the LORD! He has remembered his covenant. Hesent Moses to perform signs. He brought his people out of Egypt withjoy. 12 Mar 2012. Psalm 105. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs106: The LORD is good! We have sinned like our fathers. They forgottheir God. They served idols. But the LORD remembered his covenant. 13 Mar 2012. Psalm 106. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs107: Oh give thanks to the LORD! Let the redeemed say so. He broughtthem out of darkness. He stilled the storm. He raises up the needy. 14 Mar 2012. Psalm 107. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs108: My heart is steadfast, O God. Your love is great above theheavens. God has spoken: "Judah is my sceptre." Help us against theenemy! 15 Mar 2012. Psalm 108. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs109: Do not be silent, O God. For wicked mouths speak against me.May his name be blotted out! Let curses come upon him! Help me, OLORD. 16 Mar 2012. Psalm 109. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 66. Ps110: The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand. You are a priestin the order of Melchizedek." The Lord will judge the nations. 17 Mar 2012. Psalm 110. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs111: Praise the Lord! Great are his works. He is ever mindful of hiscovenant. All his precepts are sure. His praise endures forever. 18 Mar 2012. Psalm 111. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs112: Blessed are those who fear the LORD. Their righteousnessendures forever. They are not afraid of evil tidings. The wicked meltaway. 19 Mar 2012. Psalm 112. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs113: Praise the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD forever. He isexalted over all the nations. He lifts the needy from the ash heap. 20 Mar 2012. Psalm 113. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs114: When Israel came out of Egypt, Judah became Gods sanctuary.The sea looked and fled. Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord. 21 Mar 2012. Psalm 114. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs115: Not to us, O LORD, but to your name give glory. Idols have eyes,but they cannot see. O Israel, trust in the LORD. He will bless us. 22 Mar 2012. Psalm 115. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs116: I love the LORD, for he heard my cry. When I was brought low, hesaved me. What can I give for all his goodness? I will keep my vows. 23 Mar 2012. Psalm 116. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs117: Praise the LORD! For great is his love towards us. 24 Mar 2012. Psalm 117. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs118: Give thanks to the LORD; for his love endures forever! Thenations surrounded me; I cut them off! The LORD has become mysalvation. 25 Mar 2012. Psalm 118. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 67. Ps119: Blessed are those who walk in the law of the LORD. Teach meyour decrees. I love your commands. Deliver me according to yourpromise. 26 Mar 2012. Psalm 119. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs120: In my distress I cry to the LORD. Deliver me from a deceitfultongue. Woe to me! Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. 27 Mar 2012. Psalm 120. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs121: I lift up my eyes to the hills; my help comes from the LORD. Hewho keeps you will not slumber. The LORD will keep you from all evil. 28 Mar 2012. Psalm 121. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs122: I was glad when they said, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"The tribes go up to give thanks. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. 29 Mar 2012. Psalm 122. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs123: As the eyes of servants look to their master, so our eyes look tothe LORD. Have mercy on us! For we have endured much contempt. 30 Mar 2012. Psalm 123. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs124: If the LORD had not been on our side, attackers would haveswallowed us alive. We have escaped. Our help is in the name of theLORD. 31 Mar 2012. Psalm 124. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs125: Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannotbe moved. Do good, O LORD, to those who are good. Peace be uponIsrael. 1 Apr 2012. Psalm 125. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs126: When the LORD brought back the captives, we were likedreamers. He has done great things. Those who sow in tears shall reap injoy. 2 Apr 2012. Psalm 126. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 68. Ps127: Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labour in vain.Children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. 3 Apr 2012. Psalm 127. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs128: Blessed are all who fear the LORD. You will eat the fruit of yourlabour. May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life. 4 Apr 2012. Psalm 128. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs129: They have greatly oppressed me from my youth. But the LORDhas cut the cords of the wicked. May all who hate Zion be put to shame! 5 Apr 2012. Psalm 129. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs130: I cry to you, O LORD! If you kept a record of sins, who couldstand? But with you there is forgiveness. O Israel, hope in the LORD! 6 Apr 2012. Psalm 130. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs131: My heart is not proud, O LORD. I have quietened my soul, like aweaned child with its mother. O Israel, put your hope in the LORD. 7 Apr 2012. Psalm 131. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs132: Remember, O LORD, how David vowed, "I will find a place for theLORD." The LORD has chosen Zion: "This is my resting place forever." 8 Apr 2012. Psalm 132. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs133: How good it is when brothers live together in unity! It is likeprecious oil upon the head. There the LORD commanded his blessing. 9 Apr 2012. Psalm 133. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs134: Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD! Lift up yourhands to the sanctuary. May the LORD bless you from Zion. 10 Apr 2012. Psalm 134. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs135: Praise the LORD! He is above all gods. He struck down manynations. Their idols are but silver and gold. O Israel, bless the LORD! 11 Apr 2012. Psalm 135. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 69. Ps136: Give thanks to the LORD, his love endures; who spread out theearth, his love endures; who led Israel out of Egypt, his love endures. 12 Apr 2012. Psalm 136. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs137: By the rivers of Babylon, we wept when we remembered Zion.How can we sing the LORDs song? O Babylon, happy the one whorepays you! 13 Apr 2012. Psalm 137. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs138: I give you thanks, O LORD! All the kings of the earth will praiseyou. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. 14 Apr 2012. Psalm 138. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs139: O LORD, you have known me. Where can I go from your Spirit?You knit me together in my mothers womb. Search me and know myheart. 15 Apr 2012. Psalm 139. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPs140: Rescue me, O LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent.You are my God, my salvation. The LORD executes justice for the poor. 16 Apr 2012. Psalm 140. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs141: O LORD, may my prayer be as incense. Do not turn my heart toevil. Let the righteous rebuke me. Keep me from the traps of the wicked. 17 Apr 2012. Psalm 141. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs142: I cry out to the LORD! When my spirit is faint, you know my path.Save me from my persecutors! You will deal bountifully with me. 18 Apr 2012. Psalm 142. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs143: Hear my prayer, O LORD! My enemy has crushed my life. Mysoul thirsts for you. Teach me the way I should go. Destroy myadversaries. 19 Apr 2012. Psalm 143. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 70. Ps144: Blessed be the LORD, who trains my hands for war. O LORD,reach down and rescue me! May there be no cry of distress in our streets. 20 Apr 2012. Psalm 144. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs145: I will exalt you, my God and King. All you have made will praiseyou. The LORD is faithful. He is near to all who call upon him. 21 Apr 2012. Psalm 145. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs146: Praise the LORD, O my soul! Do not trust in mortal men. TheLORD executes justice for the oppressed. He watches over the fatherless. 22 Apr 2012. Psalm 146. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs147: It is good to sing praises to our God! He counts the stars. He liftsup the humble. Praise the LORD! He declares his word to Israel. 23 Apr 2012. Psalm 147. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs148: Praise the LORD from the heavens! Praise him, sun and moon!Praise the LORD from the earth! Young and old together, praise theLORD! 24 Apr 2012. Psalm 148. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs149: Praise the LORD! Let Israel rejoice in their maker. The LORDtakes delight in his people. Let swords be in their hands for judgement. 25 Apr 2012. Psalm 149. Read this chapter in full. CommentPs150: Praise the LORD! Praise him with trumpet and strings! Praisehim with loud cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!ProverbsPrv1: The proverbs of Solomon. My son, if sinners entice you, do notconsent. Wisdom calls aloud. The complacency of fools destroys them. 27 Apr 2012. Proverbs 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv2: My son, apply your heart to understanding. For the LORD giveswisdom. It will save you from the way of evil, and from the adulteress. 28 Apr 2012. Proverbs 2. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 71. Prv3: My son, trust in the LORD with all your heart. Do not despise hisdiscipline. Wisdom is a tree of life. Do not quarrel without cause. 29 Apr 2012. Proverbs 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv4: Listen, my sons: Get wisdom. The path of the righteous is like themorning sun. Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. 30 Apr 2012. Proverbs 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv5: My son, listen to my words. In the end an adulteress is bitter aswormwood. Keep away from her. Rejoice in the wife of your youth. 1 May 2012. Proverbs 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv6: A little slumber, and poverty will come like a bandit. A scoundrelsows discord. My son, a man who commits adultery destroys himself. 2 May 2012. Proverbs 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv7: My son, wisdom will keep you from the adulteress. I saw herseducing a young man. He followed her like an ox going to the slaughter. 3 May 2012. Proverbs 7. Read this chapter in full. 3 commentsPrv8: Wisdom cries aloud: "My mouth speaks truth. The LORD broughtme forth at the beginning of his works. Whoever finds me finds life." 4 May 2012. Proverbs 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv9: Wisdom has built her house. She says, "Come, leave your folly."The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Folly knows nothing. 5 May 2012. Proverbs 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv10: A wise son makes a glad father. Love covers all offences. Withmany words, sin is not lacking. The righteous will never be uprooted. 6 May 2012. Proverbs 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv11: The LORD hates dishonest scales. The wicked earn false wages.Whoever gives water will get water. Whoever trusts in riches will fall. 7 May 2012. Proverbs 11. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 72. Prv12: No one finds security by wickedness. Those who work the landhave food. Rash words pierce like a sword. Righteousness leads to life. 8 May 2012. Proverbs 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv13: The righteous hate lies. Hope deferred makes the heart sick.Whoever heeds reproof is honoured. Whoever spares the rod hates hisson. 9 May 2012. Proverbs 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv14: The talk of fools is a rod for their backs. Even in laughter the heartmay ache. Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker. 10 May 2012. Proverbs 14. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv15: A gentle answer turns away wrath. The eyes of the LORD areeverywhere. Plans fail for lack of counsel. The LORD hears the righteous. 11 May 2012. Proverbs 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv16: A man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. Kings detestevil. Pride goes before destruction. Wisdom is a fountain of life. 12 May 2012. Proverbs 16. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv17: A wise servant will rule over a shameful son. Starting a quarrel islike breaching a dam. Even a fool seems wise if he keeps silent. 13 May 2012. Proverbs 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv18: A fool delights in his own opinions. The name of LORD is a strongtower. A gift opens the way. The tongue can bring life or death. 14 May 2012. Proverbs 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv19: Wealth makes friends. A false witness will not go unpunished. Agood wife is from the LORD. Whoever helps the poor lends to the LORD. 15 May 2012. Proverbs 19. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv20: Wine is a mocker, beer a brawler. Even a child is known by hisdeeds. The LORD hates false weights. It is a snare to make rash vows. 16 May 2012. Proverbs 20. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 73. Prv21: To do justice is better than sacrifice. Better to live on the roof thanwith a quarrelsome wife. No plans can avail against the LORD. 17 May 2012. Proverbs 21. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv22: A good name is better than riches. Train a child and he will not goastray. Incline your ear and apply your heart to my teaching. 18 May 2012. Proverbs 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv23: Do not wear yourself out to get rich. Do not move a boundarymarker. Buy the truth, and do not sell it. Do not linger long over wine. 19 May 2012. Proverbs 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv24: Do not envy the wicked. Wisdom is sweet to the soul. Fear theLORD and the king, my son. I saw thorns in the field of the sluggard. 20 May 2012. Proverbs 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv25: Do not exalt yourself in the kings presence. If your enemy ishungry, give him food to eat. To seek ones own glory is not glory. 21 May 2012. Proverbs 25. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentPrv26: As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. Withoutgossip a quarrel dies down. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it. 22 May 2012. Proverbs 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv27: Faithful are the wounds of a friend. A loud blessing in themorning will be taken as a curse. A person is tested by being praised. 23 May 2012. Proverbs 27. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv28: Better to be poor and honest than crooked and rich. Whoeverconfesses sins will find mercy. Whoever trusts in the LORD will prosper. 24 May 2012. Proverbs 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv29: By justice a king builds up the land. Whether a fool rages orlaughs, there is no peace. Correct your son and he will give you rest. 25 May 2012. Proverbs 29. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 74. Prv30: Every word of God is pure. Give me neither poverty nor riches.Four things are never satisfied: Sheol, a barren womb, earth and fire. 26 May 2012. Proverbs 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentPrv31: Speak up for the speechless. Who can find an excellent wife? Shebuys a field, she makes garments, she watches over her household.EcclesiastesEcc1: Everything is meaningless! There is nothing new under the sun. Iapplied my heart to know wisdom, but much wisdom brings muchsorrow. 28 May 2012. Ecclesiastes 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc2: I built houses, gathered possessions and sought pleasure. It wasmeaningless! The wise die like the foolish. I despaired of my toil. 29 May 2012. Ecclesiastes 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc3: There is a time for everything: to live, to die, to mourn, to dance. Itis the gift of God that man should find pleasure in his work. 30 May 2012. Ecclesiastes 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc4: I saw the tears of the oppressed. Two have a good reward for theirtoil. I saw everyone follow a new king. This too is meaningless! 31 May 2012. Ecclesiastes 4. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEcc5: Do not make rash vows before God. The lover of money never hasenough. What is gained by toil? It is good to find enjoyment in life. 1 Jun 2012. Ecclesiastes 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc6: Here is an evil: to have wealth and honour but not to enjoy them.What do the wise gain over fools? The more words, the less meaning. 2 Jun 2012. Ecclesiastes 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc7: The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning. Do not be toorighteous, or too wicked. Men have gone in search of many schemes. 3 Jun 2012. Ecclesiastes 7. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment
  • 75. Ecc8: Obey the kings command. Though sinners do evil, it will be wellfor those who fear God. No one can know what goes on under the sun. 4 Jun 2012. Ecclesiastes 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc9: The same fate comes to all. A living dog is better than a dead lion.Enjoy the days of your vain life. Wisdom is better than strength. 5 Jun 2012. Ecclesiastes 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc10: A little folly spoils wisdom. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it. Thelips of a fool consume him. Through laziness the roof leaks. 6 Jun 2012. Ecclesiastes 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc11: Whoever watches the clouds will never reap. You do not knowwhat will prosper. Enjoy your youth, but know that God will judge you. 7 Jun 2012. Ecclesiastes 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentEcc12: Remember your Creator in your youth, before the days of troublecome. Everything is meaningless! Fear God and keep hiscommandments.Song of SongsSg1: Let him kiss me! I am dark and lovely. Tell me, where do youpasture your flock? Follow the tracks, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. 9 Jun 2012. Song of Songs 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentSg2: She is a lily among thorns. He is an apple tree in the wood. Here hecomes, leaping on the mountains. My beloved is mine and I am his. 10 Jun 2012. Song of Songs 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentSg3: By night I sought the one whom I love. I brought him into mymothers house. Behold, O daughters of Zion, the carriage of KingSolomon! 11 Jun 2012. Song of Songs 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentSg4: You are beautiful, my love! Your eyes are doves, your breasts arelike fawns. My bride is a garden. Let my beloved come to his garden.
  • 76. 12 Jun 2012. Song of Songs 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentSg5: My beloved is knocking! I opened to him but he had gone. Theguards found me and wounded me. My beloved is ruddy, his body isivory. 13 Jun 2012. Song of Songs 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentSg6: Where has your beloved gone? He has gone to his garden. You arebeautiful, my love. Fair as the moon, awesome as an army with banners. 14 Jun 2012. Song of Songs 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentSg7: Your thighs are like jewels, your breasts like the fruit of a palm. Mayyour kisses be like wine! Beloved, let us go into the fields. 15 Jun 2012. Song of Songs 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentSg8: Do not awaken love until it pleases. Love is as strong as death.Solomon had a vineyard, but mine is my own. Make haste, my beloved!IsaiahIsa1: The LORD has spoken: I raised children but they have rebelled.Wash yourselves. I will smelt away your dross. Zion shall be redeemed. 17 Jun 2012. Isaiah 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa2: The mountain of the LORD will be established. On that day thepride of men will be humbled. They will flee the splendour of the LORD. 18 Jun 2012. Isaiah 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa3: The LORD will take away all support from Judah. Children willgovern. You grind the faces of the poor. The women of Zion are proud. 19 Jun 2012. Isaiah 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa4: In that day the branch of the LORD will be glorious. Those who areleft in Zion will be called holy. The LORD will create a shelter. 20 Jun 2012. Isaiah 4. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 77. Isa5: Why did my vineyard yield wild grapes? Woe to those who pursuedrink, who call evil good. The anger of the LORD is against his people. 21 Jun 2012. Isaiah 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa6: I saw the LORD seated on high. A seraph brought a coal to my lips.The LORD said, "Who will go for us?" I said, "Here am I; send me!" 22 Jun 2012. Isaiah 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa7: Aram plotted with Ephraim. The LORD sent Isaiah to King Ahaz:Behold, a virgin shall bear a son. The LORD will use Assyria as a razor. 23 Jun 2012. Isaiah 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa8: The floodwaters of Assyria will overflow the land. Many will falland be snared. I will trust in the LORD. They will curse their gods. 24 Jun 2012. Isaiah 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa9: A child is born to us. His government will increase forever. TheLORD will raise the enemies of Israel. His anger has not turned away. 25 Jun 2012. Isaiah 9. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentIsa10: Woe to those who rob the poor of justice. Woe to Assyria, whosepurpose is to destroy. The remnant of Israel will return to the LORD. 26 Jun 2012. Isaiah 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa11: A shoot will come up from Jesse. He will judge with righteousness.The wolf will live with the lamb. The Lord will gather his people. 27 Jun 2012. Isaiah 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa12: In that day you will say: I will praise you, O LORD! Your anger hasturned away. Surely God is my salvation. Sing for joy, O Zion! 28 Jun 2012. Isaiah 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa13: The oracle concerning Babylon: Listen! The LORD is calling anarmy. I will punish the world for its evil. Babylon will be overthrown. 29 Jun 2012. Isaiah 13. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 78. Isa14: The LORD will again choose Israel. How you are fallen, O Lucifer!You will be cast away like a trampled corpse. Wail, O Philistia! 30 Jun 2012. Isaiah 14. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa15: An oracle concerning Moab: Ar of Moab is laid waste. In thestreets they wear sackcloth. The waters of Dibon are full of blood. 1 Jul 2012. Isaiah 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa16: A throne will be established from the house of David. We haveheard of the pride of Moab. Within three years Moab will be despised. 2 Jul 2012. Isaiah 16. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa17: An oracle concerning Damascus: Damascus will become ruins.Jacob will be brought low. You have forgotten the God of your salvation. 3 Jul 2012. Isaiah 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa18: Woe to the land of buzzing wings, beyond the rivers of Cush. TheLORD will cut down the branches. Wild animals will feed on them. 4 Jul 2012. Isaiah 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa19: An oracle concerning Egypt: I will hand the Egyptians over to acruel master. When they cry out to the LORD, he will send a saviour. 5 Jul 2012. Isaiah 19. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa20: The LORD spoke through Isaiah: As Isaiah has gone stripped forthree years, so Assyria will lead the Egyptians and Cushites captive. 6 Jul 2012. Isaiah 20. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa21: The oracle concerning the wilderness of the sea: I set a watchman.He said, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon!" The glory of Kedar will end. 7 Jul 2012. Isaiah 21. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa22: The oracle concerning the valley of vision: The LORD has takenaway the covering of Judah. I will give to Eliakim the key of David. 8 Jul 2012. Isaiah 22. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 79. Isa23: The oracle concerning Tyre: Wail, O ships, for Tyre is laid waste.The LORD has planned it. Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years. 9 Jul 2012. Isaiah 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa24: Behold, the LORD lays the earth waste. Its people are held guilty.Fear and pit and snare await you. The LORD of hosts will reign. 10 Jul 2012. Isaiah 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa25: O LORD, I will praise you. You have done marvellous things. TheLORD will swallow up death forever. Moab will be trampled as straw. 11 Jul 2012. Isaiah 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa26: A song will be sung in Judah: The LORD is the eternal Rock. Yourhand is lifted high. We gave birth to wind, but your dead will rise. 12 Jul 2012. Isaiah 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa27: In that day the LORD will slay Leviathan. By exile the guilt ofJacob will be purged. Those who were perishing will worship the LORD. 13 Jul 2012. Isaiah 27. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa28: Woe to the drunkards of Ephraim! They will be snared. Behold, Ilay in Zion a precious cornerstone. The LORD will do his alien work. 14 Jul 2012. Isaiah 28. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentIsa29: Woe to Ariel, the city of David! But your enemies will be like dust.I will astound these people. No longer will Jacob be ashamed. 15 Jul 2012. Isaiah 29. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa30: Woe to the stubborn children who seek help from Egypt! TheLORD will wait to show mercy. The voice of the LORD will shatterAssyria. 16 Jul 2012. Isaiah 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa31: Woe to those who trust in chariots! As a lion roars, so the LORDwill come down to fight for Mount Zion. Turn back to him, O Israel. 17 Jul 2012. Isaiah 31. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 80. Isa32: Behold, a king will reign in righteousness. Tremble, you women ofease. The city will be deserted until the Spirit is poured upon us. 18 Jul 2012. Isaiah 32. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa33: Woe to you, O destroyer! The fear of the LORD is Zions treasure."I will arise," says the LORD. You will see the king in his beauty. 19 Jul 2012. Isaiah 33. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa34: The LORD is enraged against the nations. His sword is filled withblood. He has a day of vengeance for Zion. Edom shall lie waste. 20 Jul 2012. Isaiah 34. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa35: The desert shall rejoice and bloom. The eyes of the blind shall beopened. The ransomed of the LORD shall return to Zion with songs. 21 Jul 2012. Isaiah 35. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentIsa36: The king of Assyria came against Judah. His commander said, "Donot listen to Hezekiah. Have any of the gods delivered their lands?" 22 Jul 2012. Isaiah 36. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa37: Hezekiah prayed to the LORD. Isaiah said, "The king of Assyriawill not enter the city." The angel of the LORD struck the Assyrians. 23 Jul 2012. Isaiah 37. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa38: Hezekiah became sick, so he prayed. The LORD said, "I will addfifteen years to your life." Hezekiah wrote, "The LORD will save me." 24 Jul 2012. Isaiah 38. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentIsa39: The king of Babylon sent envoys. Hezekiah showed them histreasure houses. Isaiah said, "All you have shall be carried to Babylon." 25 Jul 2012. Isaiah 39. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa40: Comfort, comfort my people. A voice cries: Prepare the way of theLORD! He is the everlasting God. He gives strength to the weary. 26 Jul 2012. Isaiah 40. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 81. Isa41: Let the nations meet for judgement. Do not fear, O Israel. I willhelp you. Idols are nothing. I will give a messenger of good news. 27 Jul 2012. Isaiah 41. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa42: Behold, my Servant! He will bring justice to the nations. Sing tothe LORD a new song. Hear, you deaf! The LORD gave Israel as spoil. 28 Jul 2012. Isaiah 42. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa43: But I am with you, O Jacob. I am the LORD. There is no othersaviour. Behold, I will do a new thing! Yet you have not called upon me. 29 Jul 2012. Isaiah 43. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa44: I will pour my Spirit on your offspring. Who makes an idol? Acarpenter prays to a block of wood. I am the LORD who made all things. 30 Jul 2012. Isaiah 44. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa45: The LORD says to Cyrus: For the sake of Jacob I have called you. Iam the LORD. Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! 31 Jul 2012. Isaiah 45. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa46: The idols of Bel and Nebo are burdens to be carried. O Jacob, Ihave made you and I will carry you. I am God and there is no other. 1 Aug 2012. Isaiah 46. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa47: Sit in the dust, O daughter of Babylon. You showed no mercy. Youtrusted in sorcery. Evil shall fall upon you. No one shall save you. 2 Aug 2012. Isaiah 47. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa48: Hear this, O Jacob: I have refined you for my own sake. I am theFirst and the Last. Thus says your Redeemer: Go out from Babylon! 3 Aug 2012. Isaiah 48. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa49: The LORD formed me in the womb to restore Jacob and to bringsalvation. Can a mother forget her nursing baby? I will not forget Zion. 4 Aug 2012. Isaiah 49. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 82. Isa50: Have I no power to deliver? The LORD has given me a learnedtongue. I gave my back to those who beat me. He who justifies me isnear. 5 Aug 2012. Isaiah 50. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa51: Listen, the LORD will comfort Zion. Awake, O arm of the LORD!The ransomed shall return. You will drink the cup of my wrath no more. 6 Aug 2012. Isaiah 51. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa52: Awake, O Zion! How beautiful are those who bring good news.The LORD has redeemed Jerusalem. Behold, my Servant will be liftedup. 7 Aug 2012. Isaiah 52. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa53: He was despised and rejected. He was pierced for ourtransgressions. By his wounds we are healed. Out of anguish he will seelight. 8 Aug 2012. Isaiah 53. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa54: Sing, O barren woman! Your offspring will inherit the nations.Your Maker is your husband. No weapon formed against you willprosper. 9 Aug 2012. Isaiah 54. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa55: Come, all you who are thirsty. I will make an everlasting covenant.My word will not return void. The mountains will burst into song. 10 Aug 2012. Isaiah 55. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa56: Keep justice, for salvation is near. I will bring the outcasts of Israelto my house and gather still others. The watchmen are blind. 11 Aug 2012. Isaiah 56. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa57: The righteous find peace in death. As for you rebels, you makeyour bed wide. Let your idols save you! But I will not accuse forever. 12 Aug 2012. Isaiah 57. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 83. Isa58: You seek pleasure on your fast days. Is this not the fast I choose:to loose the bonds of injustice? Then your ruins will be rebuilt. 13 Aug 2012. Isaiah 58. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa59: Your sins have separated you from God. Justice is far from us.Truth is nowhere. So the LORD put on garments of salvation and fury. 14 Aug 2012. Isaiah 59. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa60: Arise, shine, for your light has come! The nations will come toyou. I will make you majestic forever. Your God will be your glory. 15 Aug 2012. Isaiah 60. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa61: The Spirit of the LORD is on me. He has sent me to proclaimfreedom. My people will inherit a double portion. I delight in the LORD. 16 Aug 2012. Isaiah 61. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa62: For Zions sake I will not keep silent. You will be given a newname. Your God will rejoice over you. Raise a banner for the nations! 17 Aug 2012. Isaiah 62. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa63: Why are your robes red? I have trampled the nations. Israelremembered who brought them through the sea. You, O LORD, are ourfather. 18 Aug 2012. Isaiah 63. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa64: Oh that you would rend the heavens! You meet those who doright. We are all the work of your hand. Do not remember our sinsforever. 19 Aug 2012. Isaiah 64. Read this chapter in full. CommentIsa65: I held out my hands to an obstinate people. My servants will eat,but you will go hungry. I will create new heavens and a new earth. 20 Aug 2012. Isaiah 65. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 84. Isa66: Listen! The LORD is repaying his enemies. Rejoice withJerusalem and be comforted. All flesh will worship before me, says theLORD.JeremiahJer1: The LORD said to me: I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.Do not be afraid. I am calling the northern kingdoms against Judah. 22 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer2: Go and proclaim: My people have exchanged their glory for idols.You have all rebelled against me. Now I will bring you to judgement. 23 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer3: Israel played the whore on every hill. Her false sister Judah saw it.Return, O faithless children! Surely the LORD is our salvation. 24 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer4: Flee to safety! I am bringing disaster from the north, says theLORD. I have heard the trumpet! The whole land shall be a desolation. 25 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer5: Israel and Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me. I am bringinga distant nation against you. Your sins have deprived you of good. 26 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer6: Flee from Jerusalem! I appointed watchmen but you would notlisten. An army is coming from the north. My people are rejected silver. 27 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer7: Proclaim at the temple: Has this house become a den of thieves? Isent prophets but you did not listen. Judah will become desolate. 28 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer8: Why do these people refuse to return? They have no shame. TheLORD has doomed us because we have sinned. Is there no balm inGilead?
  • 85. 29 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer9: No one speaks the truth. I will scatter these people, says the LORD.The sound of wailing is heard from Zion. I act with justice. 30 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer10: Do not learn the ways of the nations. The LORD is the true God.Listen, a great commotion from the north! They have devoured Jacob. 31 Aug 2012. Jeremiah 10. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer11: Both Israel and Judah have broken my covenant. I will bringdisaster. Do not pray for them. I will punish those who seek your life. 1 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer12: O LORD, why do the wicked prosper? I have left my house. Manyshepherds have ruined my vineyard. I will uproot my evil neighbours. 2 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer13: The LORD told me to hide a sash in the rocks. So I will ruin thepride of Judah, says the LORD. All Judah will be carried into exile. 3 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer14: There is no water in the cisterns. O LORD, do not forsake us! I willdestroy them by sword and by famine. Can any idols bring rain? 4 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 14. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer15: Send these people away from my presence! Who will mourn forJerusalem? O LORD, I suffer insult for you. I am with you, says theLORD. 5 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer16: The LORD said to me: Do not marry or have children. Why hasthe LORD pronounced evil against us? You have followed your evilhearts. 6 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 16. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 86. Jer17: Cursed are those who trust in man. Blessed are those who trust inthe LORD. If you keep the Sabbath, Jerusalem will remain forever. 7 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer18: The LORD said: Go to the potter. You are clay in my hand, OIsrael. My people have forgotten me. O LORD, they have dug a pit forme. 8 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer19: The LORD said: Buy a clay jar. These people have burnedsacrifices to foreign gods. Then break the jar. So I will smash this nation. 9 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 19. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer20: Pashhur put Jeremiah in the stocks. Everyone mocks me. But theword of the LORD is a fire in my bones. Cursed be the day I was born! 10 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 20. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer21: Zedekiah enquired about Nebuchadnezzar. The LORD says:Whoever stays in the city will die. Nebuchadnezzar will destroy it withfire. 11 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 21. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer22: Proclaim at the palace: I will make you a desert. Shallum will notreturn. They will not lament for Jehoiakim. Coniah is cast away. 12 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer23: I will raise up a righteous Branch, says the LORD. The prophetsfill you with false hopes. I did not speak, yet they have prophesied. 13 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer24: The LORD showed me two baskets of figs after the exile toBabylon. The good figs are the exiles. The bad figs are those who remain. 14 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 24. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 87. Jer25: You did not listen, says the LORD. So I will summon Babylon.Make the nations drink my cup of wrath. The LORD will roar from onhigh. 15 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer26: The LORD said: Speak in the courts. The priests seized Jeremiahto kill him, but the officials refused. Uriah had been put to death. 16 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer27: The LORD said: Put a yoke on your neck. I will hand all thenations over to serve Nebuchadnezzar. Do not listen to your prophets. 17 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 27. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer28: Hananiah took Jeremiahs yoke and broke it. The LORD said: TellHananiah, I have put an iron yoke on these nations. Hananiah died. 18 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer29: Jeremiah wrote to the exiles: Seek peace for the city. After seventyyears you will return. Ahab, Zedekiah and Shemaiah speak lies. 19 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 29. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer30: Write these words in a book. I will restore my people, says theLORD. I have punished you but I will heal you. I will be your God. 20 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer31: Sing with joy for Jacob! Return to your cities. I will make a newcovenant with Israel, says the LORD. I will put my law within them. 21 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 31. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer32: Jeremiah bought a field in Anathoth. O LORD, the city has beenhanded over to Babylon. The LORD says: I will surely gather my people. 22 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 32. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer33: The LORD says: I will tell you great things. I will bring healing tothe land. David will never lack a son on the throne of Israel. 23 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 33. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 88. Jer34: Tell Zedekiah: You will not escape the king of Babylon. The peopletook back their slaves. The LORD says: You have not obeyed me. 24 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 34. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer35: The Rechabites refused to drink wine. The LORD said to Judah:The command of Jonadab has been obeyed, yet you have not obeyed me. 25 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 35. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer36: Baruch read out Jeremiahs words at the temple. The king sent forthe scroll and burned it. The LORD said: I will bring disaster. 26 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 36. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer37: Zedekiah became king. Jeremiah said: Do not think theBabylonians will leave us. Irijah arrested Jeremiah. Zedekiah gave himbread. 27 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 37. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer38: Jeremiah was thrown into a cistern. Zedekiah sent for him.Jeremiah said: If you surrender to the king of Babylon then you will live. 28 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 38. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer39: The Babylonians besieged Jerusalem and captured Zedekiah.They took the people into exile. Nebuchadnezzar said: Do not harmJeremiah. 29 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 39. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer40: Nebuzaradan said to Jeremiah: Go back to Gedaliah, who hasbeen appointed over Judah. The captains warned Gedaliah aboutIshmael. 30 Sep 2012. Jeremiah 40. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer41: Ishmael killed Gedaliah and eighty men. Johanan went to fightIshmael but he escaped. Johanan led the survivors on the way to Egypt. 1 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 41. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 89. Jer42: The people asked Jeremiah to pray. The LORD says: If you stay inthe land, I will grant you mercy. If you go to Egypt, you will die. 2 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 42. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer43: Johanan and all the people did not obey the LORD. They went toEgypt. The LORD said: Nebuchadnezzar will ravage the land of Egypt. 3 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 43. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer44: The LORD says: Why do you provoke me with other gods? Thepeople said: We will not listen. The LORD says: I am going to punishyou. 4 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 44. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer45: When Baruch wrote these words, the LORD said to him: I amgoing to break what I have built. Do not seek great things for yourself. 5 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 45. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer46: Of Egypt: There is no healing for you. Prepare yourselves for exile.I will deliver Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar. But fear not, O Jacob! 6 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 46. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer47: Of the Philistines: Waters are rising from the north. The LORD isdestroying the Philistines. How can the sword of the LORD be quiet? 7 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 47. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer48: Of Moab: Woe to Nebo, for it is laid waste. We have heard of hisarrogance. How it is broken! Moab has become a derision to all. 8 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 48. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer49: The LORD says: Rabbah will become desolate. I will make Edomsmall. Damascus has become feeble. Flee, O Hazor. I will destroy Elam. 9 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 49. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer50: Of Babylon: A nation will make her desolate. Judah will seek theLORD. Repay Babylon for all her deeds. A sword against her warriors! 10 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 50. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 90. Jer51: The LORD says: I will send a destroyer against Babylon. I willrepay them for the evil done in Zion. Read these words in Babylon. 11 Oct 2012. Jeremiah 51. Read this chapter in full. CommentJer52: Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem. Nebuzaradan burned thetemple and took the people into exile. Evil-merodach releasedJehoiachin.LamentationsLam1: How lonely sits the city! Judah has gone into exile. O LORD, I amdespised. Is any sorrow like mine? There is no one to comfort me. 13 Oct 2012. Lamentations 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentLam2: The LORD has not pitied Jacob. He has abandoned his sanctuary.My eyes fail with tears. Young and old lie slaughtered in the streets. 14 Oct 2012. Lamentations 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentLam3: He has driven me into darkness. But the steadfast love of theLORD never ceases. Let us return to the LORD! You will repay myenemies. 15 Oct 2012. Lamentations 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentLam4: The holy stones lie scattered. The children beg for food. TheLORD has poured out his fierce anger. O Zion, your punishment will end. 16 Oct 2012. Lamentations 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentLam5: Look, O LORD, and see our disgrace! We have become orphans.Slaves rule over us. But you, O LORD, reign forever. Restore us as of old!EzekielEzk1: I saw visions of God. Out of a storm came four creatures. I sawwheels within wheels. Above them was a throne and the figure of a man. 18 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 1. Read this chapter in full. 1 comment
  • 91. Ezk2: He said to me: "Son of man, stand up." The Spirit entered me. Hesaid: "I send you to rebel Israel." Before me was a scroll of woe. 19 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk3: He said to me: "Israel will not listen." I came to the exiles. TheLORD said: "I have made you a watchman. I will open your mouth." 20 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk4: "Son of man, take clay and draw Jerusalem. Then lie on your side.You shall bear the punishment of Israel. Cook your bread over dung." 21 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk5: "Son of man, shave your head. Jerusalem has rebelled. A thirdshall die of famine, a third by the sword and a third I will scatter." 22 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk6: "Son of man, prophesy against the mountains of Jerusalem. Theslain shall lie among their idols. They will know that I am the LORD." 23 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 6. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk7: "The end has come! I will punish you for all your abominations.Silver and gold cannot deliver. The people of the land will tremble." 24 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk8: The Spirit lifted me up. "Son of man, see what they do. Elders burnincense to idols. Women weep for Tammuz. Men worship the sun." 25 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk9: He cried, "Bring the executioners." Six men came. "Kill old andyoung, but do not touch those with the mark. I will not have pity." 26 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk10: He told the man in linen: "Take fire from between the wheels."Each wheel had four faces. The glory of the LORD left the temple. 27 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 10. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 92. Ezk11: The Spirit said: "These men plot evil." I said: "Will you destroy theremnant?" The LORD said: "I will put a new spirit within them." 28 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 11. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk12: "Son of man, they are a rebellious house. Bring out your baggagelike an exile. I will disperse them. My word will not be delayed." 29 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 12. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk13: "Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit. I willsend a storm in my wrath. Woe to the women who sew magic charms." 30 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 13. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk14: The elders came to me. The LORD said: "They have set up idols intheir hearts. Even Noah, Daniel and Job would only save themselves." 31 Oct 2012. Ezekiel 14. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk15: "Son of man, is wood taken from the vine to make anything? Ihave given it to the fire for fuel. So I have given up Jerusalem." 1 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 15. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk16: "Jerusalem, I made you flourish. But you played the whore. I willgather your lovers against you. Yet I will remember my covenant." 2 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 16. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk17: "An eagle planted a vine but it grew towards another eagle. Israelrebelled against Babylon with Egypt. I myself will plant a cedar." 3 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 17. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk18: "If a man is righteous, he shall live. If a son is violent, he shall die.I will judge each according to his ways. Repent and live!" 4 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 18. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk19: "Lament for the princes of Israel: A lioness had cubs. One wastaken to Egypt, another to Babylon. A vine was stripped of its fruit." 5 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 19. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 93. Ezk20: "I led Israel out of Egypt. They did not walk in my law. I withheldmy hand for my names sake. You will know that I am the LORD." 6 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 20. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk21: "Son of man, prophesy against Israel. A sword is sharpened! Markthe way for the king of Babylon. A ruin, ruin, ruin I will make it." 7 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 21. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk22: "A city that sheds blood. In you they oppress orphans andwidows. Israel has become dross to me. I will pour out my wrath uponthem." 8 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 22. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk23: "Two sisters: Samaria and Jerusalem. Oholah lusted after herlovers. Oholibah was worse in whoring. Bring an army and cut themdown." 9 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 23. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk24: "Put meat into the pot. Woe to the bloody city!" My wife died. TheLORD said: "I will profane my sanctuary. Ezekiel will be a sign." 10 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 24. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk25: "To the Ammonites: You jeered at Israel so I will destroy you. Iwill judge Moab. I will lay vengeance upon Edom and Philistia." 11 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 25. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk26: "Tyre jeered at Jerusalem so I will make her a bare rock.Nebuchadnezzar will lay siege to you. I will bring you to a dreadful end." 12 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 26. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk27: "Lament for Tyre: Of oaks they made your oars. Tarshish, Dedan,Judah and Damascus traded with you. Now you are wrecked by theseas." 13 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 27. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 94. Ezk28: "To the king of Tyre: You were perfect in Eden. You becameproud. I cast you to the ground. There will be no more thorns for Israel." 14 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 28. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk29: "I am against you, Pharaoh, the great dragon. Egypt will neveragain rule the nations. Nebuchadnezzar will carry off its wealth." 15 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 29. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk30: "A sword will come upon Egypt. Those who support her will fall.Nebuchadnezzar will destroy the land. I will break Pharaohs arms." 16 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 30. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk31: "Assyria was a cedar. It towered above the trees. Its heart wasproud. Foreigners have cut it down. This is Pharaoh and his hordes." 17 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 31. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk32: "Lament for Pharaoh: You are a dragon in the seas. The sword ofBabylon will come upon you. Elam and Edom are laid with the slain." 18 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 32. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk33: "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for Israel." Jerusalemwas struck down. The LORD says: "I have made the land a desolation." 19 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 33. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk34: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel! They did not feed my flock. Imyself will seek my sheep. My servant David will be their shepherd." 20 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 34. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEzk35: "Son of man, prophesy against Mount Seir: Because you deliveredIsrael to the sword, blood will pursue you. You will be desolate." 21 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 35. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk36: "Prophesy to the mountains of Israel: I will make you inhabitedagain. I will vindicate my name. I will put my Spirit within you." 22 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 36. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 95. Ezk37: The LORD said: "Prophesy to the bones." The bones became anarmy. The LORD said: "Join two sticks. I will join Ephraim and Judah." 23 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 37. Read this chapter in full. 1 commentEzk38: "Son of man, prophesy against Gog: You will come against mypeople. My jealousy will be roused. I will summon a sword against Gog." 24 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 38. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk39: "I am against you, O Gog. I will give you a burial place in Israel.Gather the birds for a feast. Now I will have mercy on Jacob." 25 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 39. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk40: In visions the LORD brought me to a temple. He brought methrough the gates to the inner court. There were tables for the offerings. 26 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 40. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk41: He measured the nave and the inner room. The side chamberswere in three storeys. In front of the Holy Place was an altar of wood. 27 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 41. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk42: He led me to the outer court. The north and south chambers arewhere the priests eat the offerings. He measured all the temple area. 28 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 42. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk43: The glory of the LORD filled the temple. He said: "Son of man,describe the temple to Israel. The priests shall cleanse the altar." 29 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 43. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk44: "No foreigner shall enter my sanctuary. The sons of Zadok shallminister to me. They shall distinguish between the holy and unholy." 30 Nov 2012. Ezekiel 44. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk45: "Set apart a holy district for the LORD. The prince shall have landon each side. You shall have honest scales. Celebrate Passover." 1 Dec 2012. Ezekiel 45. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 96. Ezk46: "The prince shall bring offerings on the Sabbaths and NewMoons. You shall offer a lamb daily." In the four corners were kitchens. 2 Dec 2012. Ezekiel 46. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk47: Water was flowing from the temple. He led me in until it was toodeep to cross. The LORD says: "Divide the land among the tribes." 3 Dec 2012. Ezekiel 47. Read this chapter in full. CommentEzk48: "Set a portion for each tribe. Adjoining Judah shall be the portionfor the LORD. The name of the city shall be, The LORD Is There."DanielDan1: Nebuchadnezzar brought the young nobles to Shinar. Danielresolved not to defile himself with the kings food. God gave him wisdom. 5 Dec 2012. Daniel 1. Read this chapter in full. CommentDan2: Nebuchadnezzar had dreams. Daniel said, "God reveals mysteries.You saw a great statue broken by a stone. God will set up a kingdom." 6 Dec 2012. Daniel 2. Read this chapter in full. CommentDan3: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego would not worship the goldstatue. Nebuchadnezzar threw them into the furnace but God protectedthem. 7 Dec 2012. Daniel 3. Read this chapter in full. CommentDan4: "I, Nebuchadnezzar, dreamt of a tree cut down. Daniel said, Youshall eat grass like an ox. Afterwards my kingdom was restored." 8 Dec 2012. Daniel 4. Read this chapter in full. CommentDan5: Belshazzar drank from the temple vessels. A hand wrote on thewall. Daniel said, "Your kingdom is given to the Medes and Persians." 9 Dec 2012. Daniel 5. Read this chapter in full. CommentDan6: The satraps urged Darius to sign a law against prayer. Danielprayed to God and was thrown to the lions. God closed the lions mouths. 10 Dec 2012. Daniel 6. Read this chapter in full. Comment
  • 97. Dan7: Daniel saw visions. I saw four great beasts. The Son of Man wasgiven an everlasting kingdom. The fourth beast shall be destroyed. 11 Dec 2012. Daniel 7. Read this chapter in full. CommentDan8: I saw a ram with two horns. A goat with a large horn struck theram. Gabriel said: "The ram is Media and Persia, the goat is Greece." 12 Dec 2012. Daniel 8. Read this chapter in full. CommentDan9: I read the book of Jeremiah. I prayed, "Israel has sinned. O God,forgive." Gabriel said, "Seventy weeks are decreed for atonement." 13 Dec 2012. Daniel 9. Read this chapter in full. CommentDan10: As I mourned I saw a man with a face like lightning. He said,"The prince of Persia delayed me. I came to explain the latter days."HOSEASometimes called the "Prophet of Divine Love," Hosea was a native of Israel and was called to be God’sspokesman during that kingdom’s darkest hour. The apostasy of his own people was enough to breakHosea’s heart, but he also bore a heavy cross in his own life - his wife had proved unfaithful. In this bitterexperience Hosea came to fathom God’s love for his erring children and pleads with his people to repentand avail themselves of God’s divine compassion and a love that will not let Israel go.JOELTraditionally called the "Prophet of Pentecost," since his prophecy of the outpouring of the Spirit (2:28ff.)is quoted by Peter (Acts 2:16) as being fulfilled at Pentecost, Joel was the kind of man who could see theeternal in the temporal. The occasion of his message was a devastating locust plague, which heinterpreted as foreboding the Day of the Lord when God would act directly to punish His people for theirsins. Joel calls upon the people of Judah to repent, promising that repentance will bring God’s blessings,material and spiritual.AMOSAmong the "writing" prophets Amos was the first of a new school, for, like Elijah and John the Baptist, hedenounced sin with rustic boldness. A shepherd and native of Judah, he was called by God to prophesyto the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of Jeroboam II (786-746 B.C.). Sparing no one, theprophet fearlessly announced the impending judgment of God. Although the dominant note of the book isjudgment, the final words promise the restoration of a righteous remnant.OBADIAHThis shortest of the prophetic books, containing only 21 verses, is a scathing denunciation of theEdomites, descendants of Esau, who from the beginning had been hostile to Israel. Its message isprimarily one of destruction and doom for Edom. The latter part of the prophecy is concerned with the Dayof the Lord when God’s judgment will be upon other nations as well as Edom and concludes with thepromise that "the kingdom shall be the Lord’s".
  • 98. JONAHThe Old Testament counterpart of John 3:16, this book declares the universality of God’s love embracingeven pagan nations. Its authorship and historicity are disputed. If one is willing to accept the miraculous,there is no compelling reason to deny its historicity. There is a strong possibility that the bookis about Jonah and not by him. The author relates how Jonah refused God’s call to preach to the peopleof Nineveh, his punishment for this disobedience, his ready response to a second summons, and hisbitter complaint at God’s sparing the city following her repentance. Christ Himself alludes to Jonah whenspeaking of His own death and Resurrection (Matt. 12:39, 16:4; Luke 11:29-32).MICAHThe Prophet Micah was a younger contemporary of Isaiah and spoke at a time when conditions in Judahparalleled those in the northern kingdom of Israel during Amos’ day. Micah’s messages are strikinglysimilar to those of Amos: many of the same sins are denounced and the same rugged, direct, indignant,and convincing language is used. While announcing God’s certain judgment upon sin, he also spoke of asure deliverance to come through the Messiah whose place of birth he predicts.NAHUMThis book is a vivid prediction of the approaching downfall of Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria, one ofthe most warlike of the ancient heathen nations. Of the Prophet Nahum, whose name means"consolation" or "comfort", little is known. His purpose was to comfort his people, long harassed byAssyria, with the promise that this cruel and oppressing people would soon meet destruction at God’shand.HABAKKUKWhile this book is true prophecy, its method is quite different from other writings of the prophets.Dramatically constructed in the form of dialogue, this book contains the prophet’s complaints (questions)and God’s reply to them. In god’s answers Habakkuk discovers the doorway leading from questioning toaffirmation, through which he enters into a faith that enables him to affirm, "I will rejoice in the Lord…God, the Lord, is my strength."ZEPHANIAHThis book, though brief, is comprehensive, embracing the two great themes of prophetic teaching:judgment and salvation - both extending to all nations. In some great catastrophe of his day, perhaps theScythian invasion (c. 626 B.C.), Zephaniah sees God’s terrible judgment upon the nations, includingJudah. He exhorts the people to repent and assures them that God will dwell in the midst of a righteousremnant following repentance.HAGGAIThis book, the first among the writings of the post-Exilic prophets, consists of four prophecies deliveredwithin the space of 4 months, some 15 years after the return of the first exiles to Jerusalem. Work on thesecond Temple has begun shortly after the exiles’ arrival, but had been delayed for almost two decades.Haggai comes forward with a series of timely and vigorous messages challenging the people to respondwholeheartedly to a noble task - rebuilding the House of God.ZECHARIAH
  • 99. Sometimes called the "Apocalypse of the Old Testament", this book contains the messages of theProphet Zechariah, a contemporary of Haggai. The main division of the book (1-8, 9-14) are noticeablydissimilar in both style and subject matter, a fact that has led some to assign the last division (9-14) toanother author. The first eight chapters are primarily concerned with the rebuilding of the Temple,although the language used is highly symbolical. Chapters 9 to 14 deal with "last things", the "end time".Many Messianic references are found, and the writer foresees the Day of the Lord when Israel will berestored, the nations judged, and God’s kingdom triumphant.MALACHIThe name of the last book of the Old Testament and of the Prophet whose oracles it contains. Malachi (from Hebrew meaning "my messenger") is an invaluable source concerning the Judaean Jews during thePersian period. Two themes are predomination: the sin and apostasy of Israel (1-2); and the comingjudgment upon the faithless, with blessings promised for those who repent (3-4). The growing Messianicexpectation in the Old Testament is apparent in Malachi by the announcement of God’s "messenger ofthe covenant", by whose coming Israel will be purified and judged; and of the return of the Prophet Elijahwho will proclaim the Day of the Lord. THE NEW TESTAMENT THE GOSPELSMATTHEWFrom at least the 2nd century A.D., the Gospel of Matthew has been ascribed to Matthew the publican,tax collector, and disciple. It is the most complete account of Jesus’ teachings and was written toconvince the writer’s Jewish audience that Jesus was the Messiah descended from David, the Onepromised by the Old Testament Prophets. It is peculiarly the Gospel for Israel. The most significantteaching passages are the Sermon on the Mount (5-7) and the parable sections (especially Chapter 13).MARKThe Gospel of Mark, the shortest, is also held by most to be the first of the Gospels to be written. Atradition dating from the 2nd century ascribes this book to John Mark, a companion of Peter and also ofPaul and Barnabas in their missionary endeavors. The preaching of Peter may well have been the sourceof most of Mark’s material. Mark accounts for the ministry of Jesus from His Baptism to His Ascension.Most commentaries agree that Mark’s purpose was neither biographical nor historical, but theological: topresent Jesus as the Christ, the mighty worker rather than great teacher. Hence, Mark makes fewerreferences to the Parables and discourses, but meticulously records each of Jesus’ "mighty works" asevidence of His divine power. Mark contains 20 specific miracles and alludes to others. Bible scholarsquite generally agree that Mark wrote his Gospel in Rome for the gentiles.LUKEThere is almost universal agreement that Luke, the "beloved physician" (Col. 4:14) who accompaniedPaul on his missionary travels, was the author of the third Gospel. Luke wrote to present Jesus as theUniversal Savior, the compassionate healer and teacher. His careful historical approach is revealed in thepreface, which states that the author has traced "all things from the very first". Unlike Mark, this authorincludes an account of the Virgin Birth, and unlike Matthew he extensively describes the Perean Ministry(Chapters 9-18).JOHN
  • 100. The Gospel of John endeavors to explain the mystery of the Person of Christ by the use of the term"logos" (word) and was written to confirm Christians in the belief that Jesus was the Christ, the Son ofGod. Its purpose is evangelical and is so stated in 20:31. John not only records events as do the otherGospels but also uniquely interprets the events by giving them spiritual meaning. The author makessignificant use of such words as light, water, life, love, and bread. Traditionally the author of this Gospel isconsidered to have been John, the Beloved Disciple. HISTORYACTSAddressed to a certain Theophilus, about whom nothing is known (1:1), the Book of Acts records theearly history of the Apostolic Church. Beginning with the Ascension of Jesus to heaven, it traces thegrowth of Christianity in Palestine and its spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Greece, and eventually to Rome.The leading figure in the first chapters is Peter, who delivered the stirring sermon on the day of Pentecost(2). The greater part of the book, however, is devoted to the experiences of Paul and his companionsduring their missionary endeavors. The Book of Acts provides a useful background for study of thePauline Epistles. The introduction (1:1) attests to a Lukan authorship. EPISTLES Pauline EpistlesROMANSThis letter, the first in canonical order, but not the first of Paul’s Epistles, is the longest and the mostinfluential of all the Apostle’s writings. Writing to Christians at Rome whom he hoped soon to visit, Paulpresents to them his mature convictions concerning the Christian faith: the universality of sin; theimpotence of the law as a means of salvation; the nature of God’s saving act in Christ, and itsappropriation by faith. The letter closes with spiritual advice and some personal remarks.I CORINTHIANSThis letter discusses doctrinal and ethical problems that were disturbing the Corinthian church, andpresents a picture of the life of a particular local congregation in New Testament times. Writing fromEphesus, where he spent at lead three year, Paul addresses the Corinthian church concerning thesignificance of the new life in Christ, which should be demonstrated in the fellowship within the Church.He advises them regarding spiritual gifts (12), Christian love (13), and the meaning of the Resurrection(15).II CORINTHIANSOften called "the hard letter", this is an intensely personal letter. It recounts the difficulties and hardshipsPaul has endured in the service of Christ (10-13). The Apostle regards the Corinthians as his children inChrist.GALATIANSPaul’s letter addressed to the churches in Galatia is the great letter on Christian freedom; in it Paulattacks the Christians who wished to exalt the law. Galatians’ emphasis is similar to the theme of Paul’sletter to the Romans. The doctrinal section, as is typical of the Pauline format, is followed by an intenselypractical section in Chapters five and six.
  • 101. EPHESIANSThe Ephesian letter is one of Paul’s four "Imprisonment Letters" - Philippians, Colossians, and Philemonbeing the others. Although addressed to the church in Ephesus, this letter is generally believed to havebeen a circular discussing the believers’ exalted position through Christ, the Church as the body of Christ,her relationship to God, and practical implications of the Gospel.PHILIPIANSIn this letter, which is a message of joy, Paul expresses his gratitude for the Philippians’ love and materialassistance. The Epistle is uniquely significant because of its presentation of the humility of Jesus. Itspracticality is also observed in Paul’s advice to Euodia and Syntyche.COLOSSIANSThe Colossian letter is well known for its doctrine as well as for its brevity. In the letter, Paul insists uponthe Lordship of Christ. Colossians has come under recent scrutiny because of its references, implied oractual, to incipient Gnosticism, a growing heresy in the Church.I AND II THESSALONIANSThese letters constitute what is probably the earliest writing of the Apostle Paul. There were written inA.D. 51-52, soon after the founding of the Thessalonian church, and give Paul’s answer, to some basicproblems disturbing the Christians of Thessalonica. The major contributions are eschatological,investigating especially the events preceding and accompanying the return of Christ. The concern of Paulfor his followers is apparent throughout.I AND II TIMOTHYAlong with the letter to Titus, these writings are defined as "pastoral epistles", which approach thematerial from the perspective of the minister, not of the Church. The letters to Timothy discuss suchmatters as the duties and qualifications of church officers, the inspirations of Scripture, the treatment ofwidows, and the expectation of a future reward.TITUSThis is a personal letter written by the Apostle Paul to a young minister whom he had left on Crete. Likethe Timothy correspondence, the letter to Titus is practical and discusses the everyday problemsconfronted by a young minister. This letter is probably to be dated between the first and the second lettersto Timothy.PHILEMONThis shortest of all Paul’s letters was addressed to Philemon (although two other persons are included inthe salutation). Paul entreats Philemon, the master of Onesimus, a runaway slave, to receive him back asa brother in Christ (16, 17). This very personal letter reveals not only the concern of the Apostle for aconverted slave but also a practical demonstration of brotherhood in Christ, "where there is neither bond(slave) nor free". (Gal 3:28)HEBREWSAlthough tradition ascribed Hebrews to Paul, it is now generally believed to have been written bysomeone other than the Apostle, but certainly someone who was acquainted with Paul’s teaching. The
  • 102. Epistle portrays Jesus, who performed the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world, as the great HighPriest of the line of Melchizedek (Gen. 14). The Bible’s only definition of faith occurs in this Epistle (Chap.11) and is followed by the "great line of splendor" of the men of faith. General EpistlesJAMESThe author of this letter introduces himself as "James, a servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ". Fourmen in the New Testament bore this name but the writer of this Epistle is usually identified with Jameswho was the leader of the church in Jerusalem. The letter is addressed to the "the twelve tribes which arescattered abroad", and is the most Jewish in style and form of any of the New Testament books. It is not atreatise on Christian theology but rather a practical letter dealing with Christian ethics. James insists thatworks, not words, are the mark of a disciple.I PETERThe author describes himself as "Peter an apostle of Jesus Christ", and there is no overriding reason todoubt the truth of his claim, although the beautiful Greek style employed has led some scholars to believethat the actual writing may have been done by an associate (probably a secretary). The contents breathethe spirit of Peter. His speeches recorded in Acts indicate a similar attitude toward persecution andsuffering. The letter here reflects a time of suffering and trial. No doubt the widespread persecution of theChristians by the Roman authorities was the occasion of the "fiery trial" (4:12). The writer admonishes hisreaders to a life of purity, of godly living, and exhorts them to steadfastness and faithfulness.II PETERThis letter was a "reminder" to the readers of the truth of the Gospel, which they had received as againstthe attacks of false teachers who would pervert it. The author urges his hearers to remain steadfast evenamidst persecution and reminds them that the Lord will keep His promises. He speaks of the "day of theLord" (parousia) and of the necessity of keeping themselves "without spot and blameless" (3:14)THE EPISTLES OF JOHNThree Johannine Epistles - I, II and III John - are included in the New Testament collection. TheseEpistles should probably be dated A.D. 90-95. John, the author of the Fourth Gospel, addresses the firstone to an unidentified group. I John 5:13 indicates that the author writes in order that this group mightknow the certainty of eternal life. II John is addressed to an elect lady, either a church or perhaps awoman. III John is addressed to Gaius, a man commended for his hospitality.JUDEThe author of this short letter warns his readers against the dangers of apostasy, and points to thefaithlessness of the Israelites as a reminder of God’s judgment. Surrounded as his readers were by moralcorruption and apostacizing influences, the author urges them to "contend for the faith" (3), and in aclosing benediction he commends them to the One "who is able to keep you from falling" (24). Both thesimilarity of this letter to II Peter and Jude’s use of non-Biblical sources (9,14,15) have been the subject ofmuch discussion. PROPHETICAL BOOKREVELATION
  • 103. This last book of the Bible identifies itself as "the revelation of Jesus Christ", and its author is designated"his servant John" who was exiled to the Greek island of Patmos because of his faith. Traditionally, Johnis identified with the author of the Fourth Gospel. Addressed to seven historical churches in Asia Minor,the Book of Revelation was written to warn against spiritual indifference and to elicit courage underpersecution. Because of the extensive use of symbolism and picturesque imagery, its interpretation hasposed many problem for the student of the Bible. While recognizing the historical situation (Romanpersecution) that elicited this writing, many interpreters look upon it as a prophecy depicting events thatwere to take place at the end of the age. The ultimate victory of Christ is the dominant theme of this book.Summary of New Testament Bible BooksMatthewThe Book of Matthew is of gospel genre. Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus. Matthewretells of Jesus’ birth and quotes Isaiah 7:14 regarding the prophecy of the virgin birth. The Magiasks King Herod of the newborn king. King Herod orders all babies two and under in Bethlehem andvicinity to be killed. This fulfilled the prophecy of Jeremiah 31:15. Jesus escaped to Egypt. Laterafter returning to Nazareth, Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist. Jesus called on his disciples andbegan preaching about the kingdom of heaven. Jesus came to fulfill the Law not abolish it. Hereiterates the Law. In His preaching, Jesus heals many. Jesus uses parables to teach the Gospel.During His teachings, He is questioned by authority. Matthew tells of Jesus’ crucifixion, death, burial,and resurrection. Jesus gives His Great Commission by telling his disciples to “go and makedisciples of all the nations.” (28:19)MarkThe Book of Mark is gospel genre. Mark begins with two quotes from the Old Testament regardingthe coming of Jesus: Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 4:3. Mark tells of Jesus being baptized by John. Afterthe baptism, Jesus is sent to the desert for 40 days and was tempted at that time by Satan. ThenJesus proclaimed the gospel. He started calling on his disciples, first was Simon and Andrew. ThenHe called on James and John to follow and learn from Him. Jesus healed many people. As Jesusteaches the gospel, crowds follow Him. He appoints the twelve disciples. Jesus uses many parablesto teach the gospel. Jesus predicts He will be killed, and then rise three days later. In chapter nine,Mark tells of the transfiguration of Jesus. Mark describes the Last Supper and Jesus predictingPeter’s denial of Him. Jesus prays at Gethsemane. Jesus is arrested and taken before theSanhedrin. There Peter denies Jesus, just as predicted. Jesus is taken before Pilate. Jesus is madeto carry His cross to the site of his crucifixion after He has been beaten. Jesus dies, is buried andthen resurrected.LukeThe Book of Luke is of gospel genre. After a small introduction, Luke tells of how Zechariah was toldof the birth of John the Baptist by the angel, Gabriel. Gabriel was sent to Nazareth to Mary and toldher of Jesus’ birth. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus and that He was presented in the Temple on the
  • 104. eighth day after His birth. John the Baptist is already preparing the way of the gospel. When Jesuswas about thirty years old, He was baptized by John. Luke then lists Jesus’ genealogy. Luke tells ofJesus’ temptation while He was in the desert for forty days. The people of Nazareth drove Jesus outof town. Jesus heals many and calls for His first disciples. Jesus teaches many people the gospel. InHis teachings He uses parables and healings. Jesus feeds five thousand people out of five loaves ofbread and two fish. Jesus warns His disciples, especially Peter, not to tell the people that He isThe Christ. Peter, John, and James went with Jesus up onto a mountain. Jesus’ transfigurationoccurred there. Jesus teaches the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus gives many warnings and encouragements.During the Last Supper, Jesus tells Peter that he will deny knowing Him three times. Jesus prays onthe Mount of Olives and then is arrested. Peter does indeed deny Jesus three times. Jesus is takenbefore Pilate and Herod. Jesus is crucified, dies, is buried and then resurrected. Jesus appears toHis disciples and then ascended to heaven.JohnThe Book of John is of gospel genre. John opens with a description of the Word becoming flesh.John the Baptist denies being the Christ. John the Baptist declares it is Jesus who is the Lamb ofGod. Jesus calls on His first disciples. John describes Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding.Jesus teaches the kingdom of God to Nicodemus. John the Baptist gives testimony about Jesus.Jesus has a conversation with a Samaritan woman. John tells of Jesus healing many people andfeeding of the five thousand. John tells of when Jesus walks on water. Jesus went to the Feast ofTabernacles and taught there. There was discussion about Jesus as the Christ. The Jewish leadersdid not believe that He was the Christ. Jesus tried to validate His testimony to the Pharisees.Lazarus dies and then is brought back to life by Jesus. Jesus predicts His Death. The Jews continuein their disbelief. Jesus predicts Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denial. Jesus tells Thomas that He is theway to the Father. Jesus prays for Himself, His disciples, and for all believers. Jesus is arrested andtaken to Annas. Peter’s denies Jesus three times. Jesus is taken to before Pilate. Pilate sentencedJesus to be crucified. Jesus is crucified, dies and then is buried. John tells of the empty tomb. Jesusfirst appears to Mary Magdalene and then to His disciples. Jesus has breakfast of fish and breadwith His disciples. Peter is then told to take care and feed Jesus’ sheep.ActsThe Book of Acts is of narrative and gospel genre. The book begins with a recount of Jesus’ life rightbefore and right after His crucifixion. Through prayer, Matthias was chosen to replace Judas as adisciple. The day of the Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled the apostles. Peter addresses the crowd, andthey devoted themselves to the teachings of the apostles. Peter heals a crippled beggar and thenspeaks to the onlookers regarding The God of Abraham. While speaking, Peter and John werearrested for their disturbance. The next day, Peter and John went before the Sanhedrin. They werewarned not to keep teaching, but let them go. They go back to their own people who then pray andshare their possessions, so no one is need. The apostles heal many people, but are persecuted byothers. The apostles chose seven men to help mediate among the Jews. One of the seven,Stephen, was seized and brought before the Sanhedrin. Stephen spoke out against them and was
  • 105. stoned to death, all the while Stephen prayed. Beginning that day, the church was persecuted,causing the church to scatter. Peter started teaching to the Gentiles after the Jews refused to listento him. King Herod arrested Peter, but Peter was able to escape. There are many chapters on thedifferent locations the apostles traveled and preached. The book ends with Paul preaching in Romewhile being held by guards.RomansThe Book of Romans is epistle genre. In Paul’s introduction, he tells the people of Rome that is notashamed of the gospel and wants to visit Rome. Paul explains God’s wrath and judgment. Paulcontinues his letter advising the Romans about God’s righteousness, and the righteousness of allwho have faith in Jesus Christ. Paul states that Abraham was blessed because of his faith in God.Paul explains death came because of Adam, and eternal life comes through Jesus Christ. Paulasserts in his letter that he is speaking “the truth in Christ.” (9:1) Paul explains that righteousnessdoes not come by works, but by faith. Paul assures the Romans that through Jesus Christ, they aregiven endurance and encouragement. Paul then ministers to the Gentiles. Paul ends the letter bysending his personal greetings to many.1 Corinthians The Book of 1 Corinthians is of the epistle genre. Paul writes this letter to the church of Corinth. Hebegins by telling the church he thanks God for His grace. He appeals to the church in hopes thatthey may stop quarrelling. Paul discusses the causes and solutions to the quarrels. Paul writes indepth about dealing with immorality, lawsuits among each other, and sexual immorality. Paul tellsthe church what God wants out of a marriage. Paul then states his own opinion on marriage. Paultalks about food sacrificed to idols. Paul gives warnings about Israel’s past. Paul writes about Jesus’resurrection and what that means to believers. He tells the people of Corinth that he will be visitingthem after his visit in Macedonia. He asks for a favor; take of Timothy if is able to visit. Paul ends theletter with his personal greetings.2 CorinthiansThe Book of 2 Corinthians is epistle genre. This letter is written a few months after the first letter.Paul affirms that when troubled, God will comfort. Paul advises the people of Corinth that his planshave changed. Paul stresses the need for forgiveness. Paul talks about the new covenant with theliving God. Paul discusses our heavenly dwelling after death, and Christ came to reconcile man’ssins to Him. Paul writes about his hardships and his joy in Corinth’s repentance. Paul encouragesthe people of Corinth to sincerely give to the people of Macedonia. Paul lets them know that Tituswill be visiting Corinth. Paul defends his ministry. He ends his letter with some final warnings aboutbelieving him followed by his final greetings.
  • 106. Galatians The Book of Galatians is epistle genre. Paul writes this letter to the churches of Galatia. Paulreprimands the churches for deserting Christ. Paul asserts he has been called by God to preach thegospel. Paul retells how the Apostles accepted him. Paul retells how he opposed Peter in forcingthe Gentiles in following the Jewish customs. Paul uses Abraham to prove his point that faith is moreimportant than the observance of the Law. When you have faith in Jesus Christ that: “you are allsons of God.” (3:26) Paul writes about his concerns for the Galatians. He tells them that in Christthey have freedom. When the Spirit is in living inside of you, you must try to treat others with goodintentions. Paul advises the Galatians that it does not matter if you are circumcised or not, whatmatters is that Jesus Christ.EphesiansThe Book of Ephesians is epistle genre. Paul opens this letter to the Ephesians with blessings fromChrist. Paul lets the Ephesians know he has kept them in his prayers. Paul reminds them that fromsin they were dead, but made alive through Jesus. He also reminds them that the Gentiles and theJews are members of God’s household. Paul preaches to the Gentiles. Paul advises the Ephesianswhat his prayer is for them. He advises them that through Christ they are of one body and one spirit.Through Christ, they are made new in their attitudes of their minds and they need to resist anybitterness, anger and malice. Paul advises them to live like God, with love. Paul gives the Ephesiansadvice on different relationships: husband and wife, children and parents, as well as slaves andmasters. He tells them to be strong in God. The letter ends with his final greetings.PhilippiansThe Book of Philippians is of epistle genre. Paul tells the people of Philippi that he is thankful thatthey believe in Jesus. Paul tells them that they are in his prayers. Paul tells the Philippians thatbecause of his imprisonment, the gospel has spread. He states that he is “in chains for Christ.”(1:13) Paul advises the people of Philippi to have the same attitudes of Jesus: humility, love,compassion. Paul talks about Timothy visiting Philippi. He then talks about Epaphroditus, themessenger. Paul states the Epaphroditus was ill and almost died, but feeling better will return toPhilippi. Paul gives the Philippians a warning of men who do evil. He urges them to press on towardsthe gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul ends his letter with a thanks for the Philippians’ gifts and then hisfinal greetings.ColossiansThe Book of Colossians is epistle genre. Paul opens his letter to the people of Colosse with athanksgiving and prayer. Paul emphasizes the gospel of Christ. Paul relates his labors and strugglesfor the gospel. Paul advises the Colossians that through a life with Christ, they are filled with strengthand thankfulness. Paul warns of deceptive human traditions, false humility, and worship of angels.Paul advises the people of Colosse to not set their minds on earthly things. He also advises against
  • 107. sexual immorality, greed and idolatry. Paul gives some commands for husbands, wives, children,fathers, slaves and masters. Paul then advises the Colossians to pray, to be thankful and watchful.Paul ends his letter with some final greetings.1 ThessaloniansThe Book of 1 Thessalonians is of epistle genre. Paul opens his letter to the people of Thessalonicaby letting them know he thanks God for their faith Jesus. He lets them know they are in his prayers.Paul writes about his visit to Thessalonica. Even though he had to leave them, he wants to visitagain. Paul gives an account of Timothy’s report after visiting Thessalonica. The report is good newsabout their faith and love. Even though they are demonstrating faith and love in Jesus, Paul urgesthem to do so more and more. Paul reminds the Thessalonians that God will come down fromheaven and those who believe in Christ will go with Him to live with Him forever. Paul instructs thepeople to live in peace with each other, to be joyful, pray, and avoid evil.2 ThessaloniansThe Book of 2 Thessalonians is epistle genre. Paul opens his letter to the people of Thessalonicawith thanksgiving and prayer. Paul warns the people to not be deceived of the time when God willreturn. He will not return until the “man of lawlessness is revealed” (2:3), and when man proclaimsthat he is God. Paul clarifies that lawlessness is the work of Satan who will display false miraclesand signs. Paul advises the Thessalonians to stand firm and to remember the teachings of thegospel. Paul asks the people to pray for the spread of the gospel, and for deliverance fromwickedness and evil. Paul warns against idleness. Paul ends the letter with his final greeting.1 TimothyThe Book of 1 Timothy is of epistle genre. Paul opens his letter to Timothy with a warning againstteachers of false doctrines. God’s work is by faith. Paul tells Timothy that he is thankful the strengthfrom Jesus. Paul advises Timothy that prayers, intercession, requests, and thanksgiving be made foreveryone. God wants everyone to be saved. Paul expresses his wishes for women to dressmodettstly and to be submissive to her husband. Paul advises what qualities an overseer mustpossess. Paul addresses what the Deacon’s attributes should be like. Paul advises Timothy ondeceiving spirits. Paul reminds Timothy that everything God created is good. Paul instructs Timothyon being a good minister means having nothing to do with godless myths. Hold onto the promises forthe present and future. Paul then gives advice about widows, elders and slaves. Paul warns of lovefor money that leads to temptation. Paul tells Timothy to fight for faith, command people to be rich ingood deeds, and turn away from opposing ideas.2 Timothy
  • 108. The Book of 2 Timothy is epistle genre. Paul writes to Timothy to give him encouragement on beingfaithful. Paul encourages Timothy on his teachings and to avoid godless chatter. Paul writes aboutthe last days being terrible. People will be out of control, conceited, disobedient and filled with evildesires. These people will have rejected Jesus and not get far. People believing in Jesus willpersecuted, but must stand strong in their faith. Paul instructs Timothy to preach the Word withpatience. Paul tells Timothy it is time for him to depart this life. Paul tells Timothy that even thougheveryone deserted him, the Lord stood by his side. Paul asks Timothy to try to visit him before winterand ends the letter with his blessing.TitusThe Book of Titus is of epistle genre. Paul begins his letter to Titus with a synopsis of the mission inCrete. Titus was to appoint elders. Paul gives the attributes the elders must possess. Paul instructsTitus on what should be taught to different groups of people. Paul instructs Titus to teach the peopleto be obedient and peaceful to authorities. Paul reminds Titus through Jesus, the people of faithhave His grace and hope of eternal life. Paul warns Titus of foolish controversies and argumentsabout the law. Paul asks that Titus visit him soon.PhilemonThe Book of Philemon is epistle genre. As a prisoner, Paul writes to Philemon. Paul begins the letterwith prayer and thanksgiving. Paul asks Philemon to welcome Onesimus back as a brother in Christ.Paul hopes to visit Philemon soon. Paul ends the letter with greetings from fellow believers.HebrewsThe Book of Hebrews is of epistle genre. The letter opens with a reminder of Jesus came for thepurification of sins. The author gives warning to pay attention to not drift away from the gospel.Jesus brought about salvation through His suffering. Jesus’ honor is greater than Moses. Jesus isthe high priest. The author writes of warnings and then reiterates Gods’ promise to Abraham. Theauthor recounts about Melchizedek, the priest. The author then compares Jesus to Melchizedek.Jesus is the high priest of the new covenant. Christ was sacrificed to take away the sins of people.Christ’s sacrifice was for all sin. The author recounts what God has done for the people of Israelbecause of faith. Warning is given about refusing God. The book concludes with instructions to keeploving others, marriage should be honored, and keep lives free from the love of money. Moreinstructions follow on obeying leaders, and praise Jesus.JamesThe Book of James is epistle genre. James begins his letter by explaining that facing trials developsperseverance. Don’t be deceived, God does not tempt anyone. James advises that everyone shouldbe quick to listen, but slow to speak. James addresses his fellow brothers in Christ that favoritism
  • 109. are forbidden. James advises faith and good deeds go hand in hand. James instructs how importantit is to watch the tongue. James tells that to submit to God, He will come nearer to you. James warnsabout boasting and rich people. He encourages his brothers to be patient and to pray.1 PeterThe Book of 1 Peter is epistle genre. Peter’s letter starts with praise to God. Through theresurrection of Jesus Christ, there is a new birth of living hope. Peter tells the people to be self-controlled and set their hopes on the grace given by Christ. Because the people come to Jesus, theyare the chosen people who now receive mercy. Peter advises the people to submit to authorities andrulers, wives to submit to their husbands. He advises all to live in harmony with each other. If thepeople suffer for what is right, they will be blessed. Peter instructs the people to love each other andoffer hospitality. Peter also acknowledges that there will be painful sufferings for being a Christian,but do not be ashamed and praise God. Peter then addresses the elders and the young men.2 PeterThe Book of 2 Peter is epistle genre. Peter instructs the people to make every effort to add to theirfaith, perseverance, and self-control. Peter reminds the recipients of his letter the prophecy ofscripture. Peter then warns them of false prophets. Peter insists that the day of the Lord will comeand His promise of a new heaven and a new earth will be kept. Peter advises the people to be ontheir guard, and to grow in their grace and knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.1 JohnThe Book of 1 John is of epistle genre. John encourages believers with a reminder of the Word oflife. The Word is the message from God how to walk in the light. John states that Jesus is theatoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. John advises against loving anything in or of theworld. John warns against antichrists. John declares that all people who believe in Jesus arechildren of God, therefore to love one another. John advises that the spirits need to be tested to seeif they are from God. John reminds the recipients of the letter that everyone who believes in Jesus isborn of God, and being born of God means that you can overcome the world. John concludes bystating that anyone born of God will be safe from evil.2 JohnThe Book of 2 John is of epistle genre. John warns of deceivers who do not acknowledge Jesus inthe flesh. John advises not to let the deceivers into your home. John kept the letter short as he washopeful to visit soon.
  • 110. 3 JohnThe Book of 3 John is epistle genre. John writes a letter to Gaius to thank him for his faithfulness intruth. John criticizes Diotrephes for his gossip. John reminds Gaius that anyone does what is evilhas not seen God, so do not imitate evil. John then states his letter is short because he plans onvisiting soon.JudeThe Book of Jude is of epistle genre. Jude warns his readers of immoral men slipping secretlyamong the people of faith. Jude reminds the people the power of God. Jude tells the people toremember what Enoch prophesied about God judging the ungodly acts of sinners. Jude instructs thereaders to persevere by prayer and faith. Jude also advises to show mercy to those who doubt.RevelationThe Book of Revelation is apocalyptic genre. John introduces himself and explains his vision. Johnaddresses seven churches. John then describes the throne in heaven. John gives a description ofthe sealed scroll that only the Lamb could break. John watched the Lamb open the seals. Afteropening the sixth seal, four angels described the 144,000 that were sealed as servants of God. TheLamb opened the seventh seal and starts the seven trumpets. Each trumpet represents acatastrophe. With the seventh trumpet, John sees 144,000 sealed with the Father’s name written ontheir forehead. He also saw three angels proclaim judgment and then reap the harvest. Sevenangels have seven bowls filled with seven plagues which is God’s wrath. Babylon is destroyed. Thegreat multitude in heaven began celebrating because the salvation and glory belong to God. After athousand years, Satan will make war, but is defeated. The dead are judged. New heaven, new earthand new Jerusalem will exist. John concludes with a warning that anyone who adds to or takes awayfrom the prophecy will be dealt with.