June 20: Prov 21; 2Chr 1-5:1

Song for today: God is Good All the Time

Today’s country: Central African Republic

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;
he turns it wherever he will.
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Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the heart.
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To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
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When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous
but terror to evildoers.
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Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness
will find life, righteousness, and honor.
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No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel
can avail against the Lord.
from Prov 21

Solomon the son of David established himself in his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great
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God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.”
from 2Chr 1

Now Solomon purposed to build a temple for the name of the Lord, and a royal palace for himself.
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The house that I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods. But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him?
from 2Chr 2

Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.
from 2Chr 3

Hiram finished the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of God: the two pillars, the bowls, and the two capitals on the top of the pillars; and the two latticeworks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars; and the 400 pomegranates for the two latticeworks, two rows of pomegranates for each latticework, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars. He made the stands also, and the basins on the stands, and the one sea, and the twelve oxen underneath it. The pots, the shovels, the forks, and all the equipment for these Huram-abi made of burnished bronze for King Solomon for the house of the Lord.
from 2Chr 4

Thus all the work that Solomon did for the house of the Lord was finished. And Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated, and stored the silver, the gold, and all the vessels in the treasuries of the house of God.
from 2Chr 5

June 19: Prov 20; 1Chr 27-29

Song for today: https://youtu.be/OaPntncSK6s

Today’s country: Cayman Islands

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,
and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
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It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife,
but every fool will be quarreling.
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Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,
but a faithful man who can find?
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The righteous who walks in his integrity—
blessed are his children after him!
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Who can say, “I have made my heart pure;
I am clean from my sin”?
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Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty;
open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
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Do not say, “I will repay evil”;
wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.
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Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king,
and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.
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The glory of young men is their strength,
but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.
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Blows that wound cleanse away evil;
strokes make clean the innermost parts.
from Prov 20

This is the number of the people of Israel, the heads of fathers’ houses, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all matters concerning the divisions that came and went, month after month throughout the year
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David did not count those below twenty years of age, for the Lord had promised to make Israel as many as the stars of heaven. Joab the son of Zeruiah began to count, but did not finish. Yet wrath came upon Israel for this, and the number was not entered in the chronicles of King David.
from 1Chr 27

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever. Be careful now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it.”
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David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished. And behold the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God; and with you in all the work will be every willing man who has skill for any kind of service; also the officers and all the people will be wholly at your command.”
from 1Chr 28

And David the king said to all the assembly, “Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for the palace will not be for man but for the Lord God. So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able,
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Who then will offer willingly, consecrating himself today to the Lord?”
Then the leaders of fathers’ houses made their freewill offerings, as did also the leaders of the tribes, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officers over the king’s work.
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Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.
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Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
“But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you. For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding. O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you. O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you. Grant to Solomon my son a whole heart that he may keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, performing all, and that he may build the palace for which I have made provision.”
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Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place.
from 1Chr 29

June 18: Prov 19; 1Chr 23-26

Song for today: From the Inside Out

Today’s country: Cape Verde

Desire without knowledge is not good,
and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.
When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin,
his heart rages against the Lord.
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Good sense makes one slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
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House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
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Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life;
he who despises his ways will die.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.
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Discipline your son, for there is hope;
do not set your heart on putting him to death.
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Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future.
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Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
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The fear of the Lord leads to life,
and whoever has it rests satisfied;
he will not be visited by harm.
from Prov 19

When David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
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the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the things for its service.” For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twenty years old and upward. For their duty was to assist the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the Lord, having the care of the courts and the chambers, the cleansing of all that is holy, and any work for the service of the house of God.
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And they were to stand every morning, thanking and praising the Lord, and likewise at evening, and whenever burnt offerings were offered to the Lord on Sabbaths, new moons, and feast days
from 1Chr 23

The divisions of the sons of Aaron were these.
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David organized them according to the appointed duties in their service
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These had as their appointed duty in their service to come into the house of the Lord according to the procedure established for them by Aaron their father, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.
from 1Chr 24

David and the chiefs of the service also set apart for the service the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who prophesied with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals.
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these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer, according to the promise of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. They were all under the direction of their father in the music in the house of the Lord with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king. The number of them along with their brothers, who were trained in singing to the Lord, all who were skillful, was 288. And they cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and pupil alike.
from 1Chr 23

These divisions of the gatekeepers, corresponding to their chief men, had duties, just as their brothers did, ministering in the house of the Lord.
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These were the divisions of the gatekeepers among the Korahites and the sons of Merari.
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And of the Levites, Ahijah had charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the dedicated gifts.
from 1Chr 26

June 17: Prov 18; 1Chr 20-22

Song for today: Angels Watching Over Me

Today’s country: Canada

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;
he breaks out against all sound judgment.
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A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.
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The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
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Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor.
If one gives an answer before he hears,
it is his folly and shame.
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He who finds a wife finds a good thing
and obtains favor from the Lord.
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A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
from Prov 18

These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
from 1Chr 20

Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel.
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So Joab departed and went throughout all Israel and came back to Jerusalem. And Joab gave the sum of the numbering of the people to David.
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But he did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, for the king’s command was abhorrent to Joab.
But God was displeased with this thing, and he struck Israel. And David said to God, “I have sinned greatly in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.” And the Lord spoke to Gad, David’s seer, saying, “Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the Lord, Three things I offer you; choose one of them, that I may do it to you.’” So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Choose what you will:
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Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let me fall into the hand of the Lord, for his mercy is very great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”
So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel, and 70,000 men of Israel fell.
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And David said to God, “Was it not I who gave command to number the people? It is I who have sinned and done great evil. But these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand, O Lord my God, be against me and against my father’s house. But do not let the plague be on your people.”
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But King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will buy them for the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” So David paid Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site. And David built there an altar to the Lord and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings and called on the Lord, and the Lord answered him with fire from heaven upon the altar of burnt offering. Then the Lord commanded the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.
from 1Chr 21

Then David said, “Here shall be the house of the Lord God and here the altar of burnt offering for Israel.”
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David said, “Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands. I will therefore make preparation for it.” So David provided materials in great quantity before his death.
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He shall build a house for my name. He shall be my son, and I will be his father, and I will establish his royal throne in Israel forever.’
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may the Lord grant you discretion and understanding, that when he gives you charge over Israel you may keep the law of the Lord your God. Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the rules that the Lord commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Fear not; do not be dismayed.
from 1Chr 22

June 16: Prov 17; 1Chr 17-19

Song for today: Give Me Oil in My Lamp

Today’s country: Cameroon

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
and the glory of children is their fathers.
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Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
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A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding
than a hundred blows into a fool.
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The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
so quit before the quarrel breaks out.
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One who lacks sense gives a pledge
and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.
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A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
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Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,
and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
from Prov 17

When your days are fulfilled to walk with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you, but I will confirm him in my house and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever.’” In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.
David’s Prayer
Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? And this was a small thing in your eyes, O God. You have also spoken of your servant’s house for a great while to come, and have shown me future generations, O Lord God! And what more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant. For your servant’s sake, O Lord, and according to your own heart, you have done all this greatness, in making known all these great things. There is none like you, O Lord, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
from 1Chr 17

he sent all sorts of articles of gold, of silver, and of bronze. These also King David dedicated to the Lord, together with the silver and gold that he had carried off from all the nations, from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amalek.
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And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.
So David reigned over all Israel, and he administered justice and equity to all his people.
from 1Chr 18

David’s servants came to the land of the Ammonites to Hanun to console him. But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?” So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away; and they departed. When David was told concerning the men, he sent messengers to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, “Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown and then return.”
from 1Chr 19

June 15: Prov 16; 1Chr 13-16

Song for today: You Never Let Go

Today’s country: Cambodia

The plans of the heart belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
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All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the spirit.
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Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.
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The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
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How much better to get wisdom than gold!
To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
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Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.
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Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good,
and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
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Gray hair is a crown of glory;
it is gained in a righteous life.
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Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
from Prov 16

David assembled all Israel from the Nile of Egypt to Lebo-hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim. And David and all Israel went up to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim that belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord who sits enthroned above the cherubim.
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the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark, and he died there before God. And David was angry because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzza to this day. And David was afraid of God that day, and he said, “How can I bring the ark of God home to me?”
from 1Chr 13

Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also masons and carpenters to build a house for him. And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.
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the fame of David went out into all lands, and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.
from 1Chr 14

he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it. Then David said that no one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the Lord had chosen them to carry the ark of the Lord and to minister to him forever.
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You are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites. Consecrate yourselves, you and your brothers, so that you may bring up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it. Because you did not carry it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not seek him according to the rule.”
from 1Chr 15

they brought in the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.
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he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel.
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on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the Lord by Asaph and his brothers.
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Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and joy are in his place.
from 1Chr 16

June 14: Prov 15; 1Chr 11-12

Song for today: There’s Power in the Blood

Today’s country: Burundi

The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good
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Better is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.
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Better is a dinner of herbs where love is
than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
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A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
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Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense,
but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.
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The path of life leads upward for the prudent,
that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.
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The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
and good news refreshes the bones.
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The ear that listens to life-giving reproof
will dwell among the wise.
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The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and humility comes before honor.
from Prov 15

Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh. In times past, even when Saul was king, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord your God said to you, You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over my people Israel.’” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord. And they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the Lord by Samuel.
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Now these are the chiefs of David’s mighty men, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the Lord concerning Israel. This is an account of David’s mighty men:
from 1Chr 11

Now these are the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he could not move about freely because of Saul the son of Kish. And they were among the mighty men who helped him in war. They were bowmen and could shoot arrows and sling stones with either the right or the left hand; they were Benjaminites, Saul’s kinsmen.
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“We are yours, O David,
and with you, O son of Jesse!
Peace, peace to you,
and peace to your helpers!
For your God helps you.”
Then David received them and made them officers of his troops.
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These are the numbers of the divisions of the armed troops who came to David in Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul over to him, according to the word of the Lord.
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Likewise, all the rest of Israel were of a single mind to make David king. And they were there with David for three days, eating and drinking, for their brothers had made preparation for them. And also their relatives, from as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys and on camels and on mules and on oxen, abundant provisions of flour, cakes of figs, clusters of raisins, and wine and oil, oxen and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.
from 1Chr 12

June 13: Prov 14; 1Chr 7-10

Song for today: Heart of Worship

Today’s country: Burkina Faso

The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.
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Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord,
but he who is devious in his ways despises him.
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Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
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Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
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The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.
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There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.
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The simple believes everything,
but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
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Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
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In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
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The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
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Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.
from Prov 14

The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.
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The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael, three.
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The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shallum,
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The sons of Manasseh: Asriel, whom his Aramean concubine bore; she bore Machir the father of Gilead.
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The sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah,
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The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.
from 1Chr 7

Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal;
from 1Chr 8

So all Israel was recorded in genealogies, and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their breach of faith. Now the first to dwell again in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants. And some of the people of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem:
from 1Chr 9

Now the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was wounded by the archers. Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and mistreat me.” But his armor-bearer would not, for he feared greatly. Therefore Saul took his own sword and fell upon it. And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died. Thus Saul died; he and his three sons and all his house died together.
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So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. He did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.
from 1Chr 10

June 12: Prov 13; 1Chr 4-6

Song for today: Near the Cross

Today’s country: Bulgaria

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
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By insolence comes nothing but strife,
but with those who take advice is wisdom.
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Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
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Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself,
but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.
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The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
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A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
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Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
from Prov 13

The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
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Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.
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The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
from 1Chr 4

the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
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The sons of Gad lived over against them in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah: Joel the chief, Shapham the second, Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan.
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The members of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land.
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they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and whored after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, the spirit of Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and he took them into exile, namely, the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh,
from 1Chr 5

The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
from 1Chr 6

June 11: Prov 12; 1Chr 1–3

Song for today: In the Sweet By and By

Today’s country: Brunei

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
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An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
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Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
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From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good,
and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.
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The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
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There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
but those who act faithfully are his delight.
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Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.
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In the path of righteousness is life,
and in its pathway there is no death.
from Prov 12

Adam, Seth, Enosh; Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared; Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech; Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
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The sons of Abraham: Isaac and Ishmael.
from 1Chr 1

These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah; these three Bath-shua the Canaanite bore to him. Now Er, Judah’s firstborn, was evil in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death. His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul. The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five in all. The son of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who broke faith in the matter of the devoted thing; and Ethan’s son was Azariah.
The sons of Hezron that were born to him: Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai. Ram fathered Amminadab, and Amminadab fathered Nahshon, prince of the sons of Judah. Nahshon fathered Salmon, Salmon fathered Boaz, Boaz fathered Obed, Obed fathered Jesse. Jesse fathered Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, Shimea the third, Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, Ozem the sixth, David the seventh.
from 1Chr 2

These are the sons of David who were born to him
from 1Chr 3