August 11

1 Chronicles 1

1Adam, Seth, Enosh;

2Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared,

3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech;

4Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

5The sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras.

6And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz and Diphath and Togarmah.

7And the sons of Javan: Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Rodanim.

8The sons of Ham: Cush and Egypt, Put and Canaan.

9And the sons of Cush: Seba and Havilah and Sabta and Raama and Sabteca. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

10And Cush was the father of Nimrod: he was the first to be a great man in the earth.

11And Egypt was the father of the Ludim and the Anamim and the Lehabim and the Naphtuhim

12And the Pathrusim and the Casluhim and the Caphtorim (from whom came the Philistines).

13And Canaan was the father of Zidon, his oldest son, and Heth,

14And the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Girgashite,

15And the Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite,

16And the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite.

17The sons of Shem: Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram and Uz and Hul and Gether and Meshech.

18And Arpachshad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah was the father of Eber.

19And Eber had two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, because in his days a division was made of the earth; and his brother’s name was Joktan.

20And Joktan was the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah

21And Hadoram and Uzal and Diklah

22And Ebal and Abimael and Sheba

23And Ophir and Havilah and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

24Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah,

25Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26Serug, Nahor, Terah,

27Abram (that is Abraham).

28The sons of Abraham: Isaac and Ishmael.

29These are their generations: the oldest son of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam,

30Mishma and Dumah, Massa, Hadad and Tema,

31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.

32And the sons of Keturah, Abraham’s servant-wife: she was the mother of Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan.

33And the sons of Midian: Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.

34And Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac: Esau and Israel.

35The sons of Esau: Eliphaz, Reuel and Jeush and Jalam and Korah.

36The sons of Eliphaz: Teman and Omar, Zephi and Gatam, Kenaz and Timna and Amalek.

37The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.

38And the sons of Seir: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan.

39And the sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam; and Timna was Lotan’s sister.

40The sons of Shobal: Alian and Manahath and Ebal, Shephi and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah.

41The sons of Anah: Dishon. And the sons of Dishon: Hamran and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.

42The sons of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan, Jaakan. The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

43Now these are the kings who were ruling in the land of Edom, before there was any king over Israel: Bela, the son of Beor; his town was named Dinhabah.

44At his death, Jobab, the son of Zerah of Bozrah, became king in his place.

45At the death of Jobab, Husham, from the land of the Temanites, became king in his place.

46And at the death of Husham, Hadad, the son of Bedad, who overcame Midian in the field of Moab, became king; his town was named Avith.

47And at the death of Hadad, Samlah of Masrekah became king in his place.

48And at the death of Samlah, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river became king in his place,

49And at the death of Shaul, Baal-hanan, the son of Achbor, became king in his place.

50And at the death of Baal-hanan, Hadad became king in his place; his town was named Pai, and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.

51And Hadad came to his end. Now the chiefs of Edom were: the chief of Timna, the chief of Aliah, the chief of Jetheth,

52The chief of Oholibamah, the chief of Elah, the chief of Pinon,

53The chief of Kenaz, the chief of Teman, the chief of Mibzar,

54The chief of Magdiel, the chief of Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom.

1 Chronicles 2

1These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, Issachar and Zebulun;

2Dan, Joseph and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

3The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah; these three were his sons by Bathshua, the Canaanite woman. And Er, Judah’s oldest son, did evil in the eyes of the Lord; and he put him to death.

4And Tamar, his daughter-in-law, had Perez and Zerah by him. All the sons of Judah were five.

5The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.

6And the sons of Zerah: Zimri and Ethan and Heman and Calcol and Dara; five of them.

7And the sons of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who did wrong about the cursed thing.

8And the son of Ethan: Azariah.

9And the sons of Hezron, the offspring of his body: Jerahmeel and Ram and Chelubai.

10And Ram was the father of Amminadab; and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, chief of the children of Judah;

11And Nahshon was the father of Salma, and Salma was the father of Boaz,

12And Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse,

13And Jesse was the father of Eliab, his oldest son, and Abinadab, the second, and Shimea, the third,

14Nethanel, the fourth, Raddai, the fifth,

15Ozem, the sixth, David, the seventh;

16And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And Zeruiah had three sons: Abishai and Joab and Asahel.

17And Abigail was the mother of Amasa; and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

18And Caleb, the son of Hezron, had children by Azubah his wife, the daughter of Jerioth; and these were her sons: Jesher and Shobab and Ardon.

19And after the death of Azubah, Caleb took as his wife Ephrath, who was the mother of Hur.

20And Hur was the father of Uri; and Uri was the father of Bezalel.

21And after that, Hezron had connection with the daughter of Machir, the father of Gilead, whom he took as his wife when he was sixty years old; and she had Segub by him.

22And Segub was the father of Jair, who had twenty-three towns in the land of Gilead.

23And Geshur and Aram took the tent-towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and the small places round it, even sixty towns. All these were the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.

24And after the death of Hezron, Caleb had connection with Ephrath, his father Hezron’s wife, and she gave birth to his son Asshur, the father of Tekoa.

25And the sons of Jerahmeel, the oldest son of Hezron, were Ram, the oldest, and Bunah and Oren and Ozem and Ahijah.

26And Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah: she was the mother of Onam.

27And the sons of Ram, the oldest son of Jerahmeel, were Maaz and Jamin and Eker.

28And the sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada; and the sons of Shammai: Nadab and Abishur.

29And the name of Abishur’s wife was Abihail; and she had Ahban and Molid by him.

30And the sons of Nadab: Seled and Appaim; but Seled came to his end without sons.

31And the sons of Appaim: Ishi. And the sons of Ishi: Sheshan. And the sons of Sheshan: Ahlai.

32And the sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai: Jether and Jonathan; and Jether came to his end without sons.

33And the sons of Jonathan: Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.

34Now Sheshan had no sons, but only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant, whose name was Jarha.

35And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha, his servant, as a wife; and she had Attai by him.

36And Attai was the father of Nathan, and Nathan was the father of Zabad,

37And Zabad was the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal was the father of Obed,

38And Obed was the father of Jehu, and Jehu was the father of Azariah,

39And Azariah was the father of Helez, and Helez was the father of Eleasah,

40And Eleasah was the father of Sismai, and Sismai was the father of Shallum,

41And Shallum was the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.

42And the sons of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, were Mareshah, his oldest son, who was the father of Ziph and Hebron.

43And the sons of Hebron: Korah and Tappuah and Rekem and Shema.

44And Shema was the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam, and Rekem was the father of Shammai.

45And the son of Shammai was Maon; and Maon was the father of Beth-zur.

46And Ephah, Caleb’s servant-wife, had Haran and Moza and Gazez; and Haran was the father of Gazez.

47And the sons of Jahdai: Regem and Jotham and Geshan and Pelet and Ephah and Shaaph.

48Maacah, Caleb’s servant-wife, was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah,

49And Shaaph, the father of Madmannah, Sheva, the father of Machbena and the father of Gibea; and Caleb’s daughter was Achsah. These were the sons of Caleb.

50The sons of Hur, the oldest son of Ephrathah; Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim,

51Salma, the father of Beth-lehem, Hareph, the father of Beth-gader.

52And Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim, had sons: Haroeh, half of the Manahathites.

53And the families of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites and the Puthites and the Shumathites and the Mishraites; from them came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.

54The sons of Salma: Beth-lehem and the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-Joab and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites.

55And the families of scribes who were living at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, the Sucathites. These are the Kenites, the offspring of Hammath, the father of the family of Rechab.

Habakuk 3

1A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, put to Shigionoth.

2O Lord, word of you has come to my ears; I have seen your work, O Lord; when the years come near make it clear; in wrath keep mercy in mind.

3God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. The heavens were covered with his glory, and the earth was full of his praise.

4He was shining like the light; he had rays coming out from his hand: there his power was kept secret.

5Before him went disease, and flames went out at his feet.

6From his high place he sent shaking on the earth; he saw and nations were suddenly moved: and the eternal mountains were broken, the unchanging hills were bent down; his ways are eternal.

7The curtains of Cushan were troubled, and the tents of Midian were shaking.

8Was your wrath burning against the rivers? were you angry with the sea, that you went on your horses, on your war-carriages of salvation?

9Your bow was quite uncovered. Selah. By you the earth was cut through with rivers.

10The mountains saw you and were moved with fear; the clouds were streaming with water: the voice of the deep was sounding; the sun did not come up, and the moon kept still in her place.

11At the light of your arrows they went away, at the shining of your polished spear.

12You went stepping through the land in wrath, crushing the nations in your passion.

13You went out for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of the one on whom your holy oil was put; wounding the head of the family of the evil-doer, uncovering the base even to the neck. Selah.

14You have put your spears through his head, his horsemen were sent in flight like dry stems; they had joy in driving away the poor, in making a meal of them secretly.

15The feet of your horses were on the sea, on the mass of great waters.

16Hearing it, my inner parts were moved, and my lips were shaking at the sound; my bones became feeble, and my steps were uncertain under me: I gave sounds of grief in the day of trouble, when his forces came up against the people in bands.

17For though the fig-tree has no flowers, and there is no fruit on the vine, and work on the olive comes to nothing, and the fields give no food; and the flock is cut off from its resting-place, and there is no herd in the cattle-house:

18Still, I will be glad in the Lord, my joy will be in the God of my salvation.

19The Lord God is my strength, and he makes my feet like roes’ feet, guiding me on my high places. For the chief music-maker on corded instruments.

2 Corinthians 12

1As it is necessary for me to take glory to myself, though it is not a good thing, I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2I have knowledge of a man in Christ, fourteen years back (if he was in the body, or out of the body, I am not able to say, but God only), who was taken up to the third heaven.

3And I have knowledge of such a man (if he was in the body, or out of the body, I am not able to say, but God only),

4How he was taken up into Paradise, and words came to his ears which may not be said, and which man is not able to say.

5On account of such a one I will have glory: for myself I will take no glory, but only in my feeble body.

6For if I had a desire to take credit to myself, it would not be foolish, for I would be saying what is true: but I will not, for fear that I might seem to any man more than he sees me to be, or has word from me that I am.

7And because the revelations were so very great, in order that I might not be overmuch lifted up, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, one sent from Satan to give me pain.

8And about this thing I made request to the Lord three times that it might be taken away from me.

9And he said to me, My grace is enough for you, for my power is made complete in what is feeble. Most gladly, then, will I take pride in my feeble body, so that the power of Christ may be on me.

10So I take pleasure in being feeble, in unkind words, in needs, in cruel attacks, in troubles, on account of Christ: for when I am feeble, then am I strong.

11I have been forced by you to become foolish, though it was right for my praise to have come from you: for in no way was I less than the chief of the Apostles, though I am nothing.

12Truly the signs of an Apostle were done among you in quiet strength, with wonders and acts of power.

13For what is there in which you were made less than the other churches, but in the one thing that I was not a trouble to you? Let me have forgiveness for this wrong.

14This is now the third time that I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a trouble to you: my desire is for you, not for your property: for it is not the children’s business to make store for their fathers, but the fathers for the children.

15And I will gladly give all I have for your souls. If I have the more love for you, am I to be loved the less?

16But let it be so, that I was not a trouble to you myself; but (someone may say) being false, I took you with deceit.

17Did I make a profit out of you by any of those whom I sent to you?

18I gave orders to Titus, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus make any profit out of you? were we not guided by the same Spirit, in the same ways?

19It may seem to you that all this time we have been attempting to put ourselves in the right; but we are saying these things before God in Christ. For all things, dear brothers, are for your profit.

20For I have a fear that, when I come, you may not be answering to my desire, and that I may not be answering to yours; that there may be fighting, hate, angry feeling, divisions, evil talk about others, secrets, thoughts of pride, outbursts against authority;

21And that when I come again, my God may put me to shame among you, and I may have grief for those who have done wrong before and have had no regret for their unclean ways, and for the evil desires of the flesh to which they have given way.

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