Reading for Jul 22 (WEB)
1CH 21:14 So Yahweh sent a pestilence on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell.
1CH 21:15 God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it. As he was about to destroy, Yahweh saw, and he relented of the disaster, and said to the destroying angel, “It is enough. Now withdraw your hand.” Yahweh’s angel was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1CH 21:16 David lifted up his eyes, and saw Yahweh’s angel standing between earth and the sky, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell on their faces.
1CH 21:17 David said to God, “Isn’t it I who commanded the people to be counted? It is even I who have sinned and done very wickedly; but these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand, O Yahweh my God, be against me, and against my father’s house; but not against your people, that they should be plagued.”
1CH 21:18 Then Yahweh’s angel commanded Gad to tell David that David should go up and raise an altar to Yahweh on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1CH 21:19 David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spoke in Yahweh’s name.
1CH 21:20 Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons who were with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
1CH 21:21 As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshing floor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.
1CH 21:22 Then David said to Ornan, “Give me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build an altar to Yahweh on it. You shall sell it to me for the full price, that the plague may be stopped from afflicting the people.”
1CH 21:23 Ornan said to David, “Take it for yourself, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes. Behold, I give the oxen for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meal offering. I give it all.”
1CH 21:24 King David said to Ornan, “No; but I will most certainly buy it for the full price. For I will not take that which is yours for Yahweh, nor offer a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”
1CH 21:25 So David gave to Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place.
1CH 21:26 David built an altar to Yahweh there, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on Yahweh; and he answered him from the sky by fire on the altar of burnt offering.
1CH 21:27 Then Yahweh commanded the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.
1CH 21:28 At that time, when David saw that Yahweh had answered him in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
1CH 21:29 For Yahweh’s tabernacle, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering, were at that time in the high place at Gibeon.
1CH 21:30 But David couldn’t go before it to inquire of God; for he was afraid because of the sword of Yahweh’s angel.
1CH 22:1 Then David said, “This is the house of Yahweh God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel.”
1CH 22:2 David gave orders to gather together the foreigners who were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to cut dressed stones to build God’s house.
1CH 22:3 David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and bronze in abundance without weight;
1CH 22:4 and cedar trees without number, for the Sidonians and the people of Tyre brought cedar trees in abundance to David.
1CH 22:5 David said, “Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for Yahweh must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries. I will therefore make preparation for it.” So David prepared abundantly before his death.
1CH 22:6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and commanded him to build a house for Yahweh, the God of Israel.
1CH 22:7 David said to Solomon his son, “As for me, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of Yahweh my God.
1CH 22:8 But Yahweh’s word came to me, saying, ‘You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars. You shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight.
1CH 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of peace. I will give him rest from all his enemies all around; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days.
1CH 22:10 He shall build a house for my name; and he will be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’
1CH 22:11 Now, my son, may Yahweh be with you and prosper you, and build the house of Yahweh your God, as he has spoken concerning you.
1CH 22:12 May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.
1CH 22:13 Then you will prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the ordinances which Yahweh gave Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid, and don’t be dismayed.
1CH 22:14 Now, behold, in my affliction I have prepared for Yahweh’s house one hundred thousand talents of gold, one million talents of silver, and bronze and iron without weight; for it is in abundance. I have also prepared timber and stone; and you may add to them.
1CH 22:15 There are also workmen with you in abundance, cutters and workers of stone and timber, and all kinds of men who are skillful in every kind of work;
1CH 22:16 of the gold, the silver, the bronze, and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be doing, and may Yahweh be with you.”
1CH 22:17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,
1CH 22:18 “Isn’t Yahweh your God with you? Hasn’t he given you rest on every side? For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand; and the land is subdued before Yahweh, and before his people.
1CH 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to follow Yahweh your God. Arise therefore, and build the sanctuary of Yahweh God, to bring the ark of Yahweh’s covenant and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for Yahweh’s name.”
1CH 23:1 Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
1CH 23:2 He gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.
1CH 23:3 The Levites were counted from thirty years old and upward; and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.
1CH 23:4 David said, “Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of Yahweh’s house, six thousand were officers and judges,
1CH 23:5 four thousand were doorkeepers, and four thousand praised Yahweh with the instruments which I made for giving praise.”
1CH 23:6 David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1CH 23:7 Of the Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.
1CH 23:8 The sons of Ladan: Jehiel the chief, Zetham, and Joel, three.
1CH 23:9 The sons of Shimei: Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers’ households of Ladan.
1CH 23:10 The sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
1CH 23:11 Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah didn’t have many sons; therefore they became a fathers’ house in one reckoning.
1CH 23:12 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
1CH 23:13 The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons, forever, to burn incense before Yahweh, to minister to him, and to bless in his name, forever.
1CH 23:14 But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.
1CH 23:15 The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer.
1CH 23:16 The sons of Gershom: Shebuel the chief.
1CH 23:17 The sons of Eliezer were: Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
1CH 23:18 The sons of Izhar: Shelomith the chief.
PSA 111:5 He has given food to those who fear him. He always remembers his covenant.
PSA 111:6 He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
PSA 111:7 The works of his hands are truth and justice. All his precepts are sure.
PSA 111:8 They are established forever and ever. They are done in truth and uprightness.
PSA 111:9 He has sent redemption to his people. He has ordained his covenant forever. His name is holy and awesome!
PSA 111:10 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
PSA 112:1 Praise Yah! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, who delights greatly in his commandments.
PSA 112:2 His offspring will be mighty in the land. The generation of the upright will be blessed.
PSA 112:3 Wealth and riches are in his house. His righteousness endures forever.
ACT 17:26 He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings,
ACT 17:27 that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
ACT 17:28 ‘For in him we live, move, and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his offspring.’
ACT 17:29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.
ACT 17:30 The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent,
ACT 17:31 because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.”
ACT 17:32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, “We want to hear you again concerning this.”
ACT 17:33 Thus Paul went out from among them.
ACT 17:34 But certain men joined with him and believed, among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
ACT 18:1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth.
ACT 18:2 He found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, who had recently come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome. He came to them,
ACT 18:3 and because he practiced the same trade, he lived with them and worked, for by trade they were tent makers.
ACT 18:4 He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
ACT 18:5 But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
ACT 18:6 When they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his clothing and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on, I will go to the Gentiles!”
ACT 18:7 He departed there, and went into the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.
ACT 18:8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.
ACT 18:9 The Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Don’t be afraid, but speak and don’t be silent;
ACT 18:10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.”
ACT 18:11 He lived there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
ACT 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,
ACT 18:13 saying, “This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.”