Reading for Jul 6 (WEB)
2KI 19:20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, says ‘You have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, and I have heard you.
2KI 19:21 This is the word that Yahweh has spoken concerning him: ‘The virgin daughter of Zion has despised you and ridiculed you. The daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.
2KI 19:22 Whom have you defied and blasphemed? Against whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel!
2KI 19:23 By your messengers, you have defied the Lord, and have said, “With the multitude of my chariots, I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanon, and I will cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypress trees; and I will enter into his farthest lodging place, the forest of his fruitful field.
2KI 19:24 I have dug and drunk strange waters, and I will dry up all the rivers of Egypt with the sole of my feet.”
2KI 19:25 Haven’t you heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? Now I have brought it to pass, that it should be yours to lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
2KI 19:26 Therefore their inhabitants had little power. They were dismayed and confounded. They were like the grass of the field, and like the green herb, like the grass on the housetops, and like grain blasted before it has grown up.
2KI 19:27 But I know your sitting down, your going out, your coming in, and your raging against me.
2KI 19:28 Because of your raging against me, and because your arrogance has come up into my ears, therefore I will put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.’
2KI 19:29 “This will be the sign to you: This year, you will eat that which grows of itself, and in the second year that which springs from that; and in the third year sow, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat its fruit.
2KI 19:30 The remnant that has escaped of the house of Judah will again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
2KI 19:31 For out of Jerusalem a remnant will go out, and out of Mount Zion those who shall escape. Yahweh’s zeal will perform this.
2KI 19:32 “Therefore Yahweh says concerning the king of Assyria, ‘He will not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there. He will not come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.
2KI 19:33 He will return the same way that he came, and he will not come to this city,’ says Yahweh.
2KI 19:34 ‘For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.’”
2KI 19:35 That night, Yahweh’s angel went out, and struck one hundred eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians. When men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
2KI 19:36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and lived at Nineveh.
2KI 19:37 As he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Esar Haddon his son reigned in his place.
2KI 20:1 In those days Hezekiah was sick and dying. Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, “Yahweh says, ‘Set your house in order; for you will die, and not live.’”
2KI 20:2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to Yahweh, saying,
2KI 20:3 “Remember now, Yahweh, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
2KI 20:4 Before Isaiah had gone out into the middle part of the city, Yahweh’s word came to him, saying,
2KI 20:5 “Turn back, and tell Hezekiah the prince of my people, ‘Yahweh, the God of David your father, says, “I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day, you will go up to Yahweh’s house.
2KI 20:6 I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.”’”
2KI 20:7 Isaiah said, “Take a cake of figs.” They took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
2KI 20:8 Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What will be the sign that Yahweh will heal me, and that I will go up to Yahweh’s house the third day?”
2KI 20:9 Isaiah said, “This will be the sign to you from Yahweh, that Yahweh will do the thing that he has spoken: should the shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps?”
2KI 20:10 Hezekiah answered, “It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. No, but let the shadow return backward ten steps.”
2KI 20:11 Isaiah the prophet cried to Yahweh; and he brought the shadow ten steps backward, by which it had gone down on the sundial of Ahaz.
2KI 20:12 At that time Berodach Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.
2KI 20:13 Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them all the storehouse of his precious things, the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil, and the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house, or in all his dominion, that Hezekiah didn’t show them.
2KI 20:14 Then Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah, and said to him, “What did these men say? From where did they come to you?” Hezekiah said, “They have come from a far country, even from Babylon.”
2KI 20:15 He said, “What have they seen in your house?” Hezekiah answered, “They have seen all that is in my house. There is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.”
2KI 20:16 Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear Yahweh’s word.
2KI 20:17 ‘Behold, the days come that all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store to this day, will be carried to Babylon. Nothing will be left,’ says Yahweh.
2KI 20:18 ‘They will take away some of your sons who will issue from you, whom you will father; and they will be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’”
2KI 20:19 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “Yahweh’s word which you have spoken is good.” He said moreover, “Isn’t it so, if peace and truth will be in my days?”
2KI 20:20 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and brought water into the city, aren’t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2KI 20:21 Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and Manasseh his son reigned in his place.
2KI 21:1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hephzibah.
2KI 21:2 He did that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight, after the abominations of the nations whom Yahweh cast out before the children of Israel.
2KI 21:3 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he raised up altars for Baal, and made an Asherah, as Ahab king of Israel did, and worshiped all the army of the sky, and served them.
2KI 21:4 He built altars in Yahweh’s house, of which Yahweh said, “I will put my name in Jerusalem.”
2KI 21:5 He built altars for all the army of the sky in the two courts of Yahweh’s house.
2KI 21:6 He made his son to pass through the fire, practiced sorcery, used enchantments, and dealt with those who had familiar spirits, and with wizards. He did much evil in Yahweh’s sight, to provoke him to anger.
2KI 21:7 He set the engraved image of Asherah that he had made in the house of which Yahweh said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever;
2KI 21:8 I will not cause the feet of Israel to wander any more out of the land which I gave their fathers, if only they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.”
2KI 21:9 But they didn’t listen, and Manasseh seduced them to do that which is evil more than the nations did whom Yahweh destroyed before the children of Israel.
2KI 21:10 Yahweh spoke by his servants the prophets, saying,
2KI 21:11 “Because Manasseh king of Judah has done these abominations, and has done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, who were before him, and has also made Judah to sin with his idols;
2KI 21:12 therefore Yahweh the God of Israel says, ‘Behold, I bring such evil on Jerusalem and Judah that whoever hears of it, both his ears will tingle.
2KI 21:13 I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of Ahab’s house; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.
2KI 21:14 I will cast off the remnant of my inheritance, and deliver them into the hands of their enemies. They will become a prey and a plunder to all their enemies,
2KI 21:15 because they have done that which is evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came out of Egypt, even to this day.’”
PSA 105:45 that they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws. Praise Yah!
PSA 106:1 Praise Yahweh! Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.
PSA 106:2 Who can utter the mighty acts of Yahweh, or fully declare all his praise?
PSA 106:3 Blessed are those who keep justice. Blessed is one who does what is right at all times.
PSA 106:4 Remember me, Yahweh, with the favor that you show to your people. Visit me with your salvation,
PSA 106:5 that I may see the prosperity of your chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.
PSA 106:6 We have sinned with our fathers. We have committed iniquity. We have done wickedly.
PSA 106:7 Our fathers didn’t understand your wonders in Egypt. They didn’t remember the multitude of your loving kindnesses, but were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
PSA 106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power known.
ACT 8:24 Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things which you have spoken happen to me.”
ACT 8:25 They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the Good News to many villages of the Samaritans.
ACT 8:26 But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is a desert.”
ACT 8:27 He arose and went; and behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship.
ACT 8:28 He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
ACT 8:29 The Spirit said to Philip, “Go near, and join yourself to this chariot.”
ACT 8:30 Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
ACT 8:31 He said, “How can I, unless someone explains it to me?” He begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
ACT 8:32 Now the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter. As a lamb before his shearer is silent, so he doesn’t open his mouth.
ACT 8:33 In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away. Who will declare His generation? For his life is taken from the earth.”
ACT 8:34 The eunuch answered Philip, “Who is the prophet talking about? About himself, or about someone else?”
ACT 8:35 Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him about Jesus.
ACT 8:36 As they went on the way, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Behold, here is water. What is keeping me from being baptized?”
ACT 8:38 He commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
ACT 8:39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, and the eunuch didn’t see him any more, for he went on his way rejoicing.
ACT 8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus. Passing through, he preached the Good News to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.
ACT 9:1 But Saul, still breathing threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
ACT 9:2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
ACT 9:3 As he traveled, he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him.
ACT 9:4 He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
ACT 9:5 He said, “Who are you, Lord?” The Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.