August 13

1 Chronicles 5

1And the sons of Reuben, the oldest son of Israel, (for he was the oldest son, but, because he made his father’s bride-bed unclean, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel; but he is not to be given the place of the oldest.

2Though Judah became stronger than his brothers, and from him came the ruler, the birthright was Joseph’s:)

3The sons of Reuben, the oldest son of Israel: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.

4The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,

5Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son,

6Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, took away as a prisoner: he was chief of the Reubenites.

7And his brothers by their families, when the list of their generations was made up: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,

8And Bela, the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who was living in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon;

9And to the east his limits went as far as the starting point of the waste land, ending at the river Euphrates, because their cattle were increased in number in the land of Gilead.

10And in the days of Saul they made war on the Hagarites, and overcame them; and they put up their tents through all the land east of Gilead.

11And the sons of Gad were living opposite to them, in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah:

12Joel the chief, and Shapham the second, and Janai and Shaphat in Bashan;

13And their brothers, the men of their family: Michael and Meshullam and Sheba and Jorai and Jacan and Zia and Eber, seven of them.

14These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;

15Ahi, the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, head of their families.

16And they were living in Gilead in Bashan, in its small towns and in all the grass-land of Sirion as far as its limits.

17All these were listed under the names of their families, in the time of Jotham, king of Judah, and in the time of Jeroboam, king of Israel.

18There were forty-four thousand, seven hundred and sixty of the sons of Reuben and of the Gadites and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, all strong men, expert in the use of the body-cover, the sword, and the bow, and in the art of war, all able to take up arms.

19And they went to war against the Hagarites, with Jetur and Naphish and Nodab.

20And they were helped against them, so that the Hagarites, and those with them, were given into their power. For they sent up prayers to God in the fight, and he gave ear to them, because they put their faith in him.

21And they took away their cattle: fifty thousand camels, two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, and two thousand asses, and a hundred thousand men.

22And a very great number went to their death, because the war was God’s purpose. And they went on living in their place till they were taken away as prisoners.

23And the men of the half-tribe of Manasseh were living in the land: and their numbers were increased till all the land from Bashan to Baal-hermon and Senir and the mountain Hermon was theirs.

24And these were the heads of their families: Epher and Ishi and Eliel and Azriel and Jeremiah and Hodaviah and Jahdiel, men of war, of great name, heads of families.

25And they did evil against the God of their fathers, worshipping the gods of the people of the land, whom God had put to destruction before them.

26And the God of Israel put an impulse into the heart of Pul, king of Assyria, and of Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, who took them away as prisoners, all the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, to Halah and Habor and Hara and to the river of Gozan, to this day.

1 Chronicles 6

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

2And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

3And the sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses and Miriam. And the sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

4Eleazar was the father of Phinehas; Phinehas was the father of Abishua;

5And Abishua was the father of Bukki, and Bukki was the father of Uzzi,

6And Uzzi was the father of Zerahiah, and Zerahiah was the father of Meraioth;

7Meraioth was the father of Amariah, and Amariah was the father of Ahitub,

8And Ahitub was the father of Zadok, and Zadok was the father of Ahimaaz,

9And Ahimaaz was the father of Azariah, and Azariah was the father of Johanan,

10And Johanan was the father of Azariah, (he was priest in the house which Solomon put up in Jerusalem:)

11And Azariah was the father of Amariah, and Amariah was the father of Ahitub,

12And Ahitub was the father of Zadok, and Zadok was the father of Shallum,

13And Shallum was the father of Hilkiah, and Hilkiah was the father of Azariah,

14And Azariah was the father of Seraiah, and Seraiah was the father of Jehozadak;

15And Jehozadak went as a prisoner when the Lord took away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

17And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei.

18And the sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

19The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites listed by the names of their fathers.

20Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

21Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son.

22The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,

23Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,

24Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.

25And the sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth.

26Elkanah his son: Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,

27Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son, Samuel his son.

28And the sons of Samuel: the oldest Joel, and the second Abiah.

29The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,

30Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.

31And these are those whom David made responsible for the music in the house of the Lord, after the ark had rest.

32They gave worship with songs before the House of the Tent of meeting, till Solomon put up the house of the Lord in Jerusalem; and they took their places for their work in their regular order.

33And these are those who did this work, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman, who made melody, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,

34The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,

35The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,

36The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,

37The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,

38The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

39And his brother Asaph, whose place was at his right hand, Asaph, the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea,

40The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah,

41The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,

42The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,

43The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

44And on the left their brothers, the sons of Merari: Ethan, the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,

45The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,

46The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer,

47The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

48And their brothers the Levites were responsible for all the work of the Tent of the house of God.

49But Aaron and his sons made offerings on the altar of burned offering, and on the altar of perfume, for all the work of the most holy place, and to take away the sin of Israel, doing everything ordered by Moses, the servant of God.

50And these are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,

51Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,

52Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,

53Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

54Now these are their living-places, the limits inside which they were to put up their tents: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, because they had the first selection,

55To them they gave Hebron and its outskirts in the land of Judah;

56But the open country of the town, and the small places round it, they gave to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh.

57And to the sons of Aaron they gave Hebron, the town to which men might go in flight and be safe, and Libnah with its outskirts, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with its outskirts,

58And Hilen with its outskirts, Debir with its outskirts,

59And Ashan with its outskirts, and Beth-shemesh with its outskirts;

60And from the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with its outskirts, and Alemeth with its outskirts, and Anathoth with its outskirts. All their towns among their families were thirteen towns.

61And to the rest of the sons of Kohath there were given by the Lord’s decision ten towns out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim and out of the tribe of Dan and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh.

62And to the sons of Gershom, by their families, out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen towns.

63And to the sons of Merari, by their families, twelve towns were given by the Lord’s decision, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun.

64And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the towns with their outskirts.

65And they gave by the Lord’s decision out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these towns whose names are given.

66And to the families of the sons of Kohath were given towns by the Lord’s decision out of the tribe of Ephraim.

67And they gave them the town to which men might go in flight and be safe, Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim with its outskirts, and Gezer with its outskirts,

68And Jokmeam with its outskirts, and Beth-horon with its outskirts,

69And Aijalon with its outskirts, and Gath-rimmon with its outskirts;

70And out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Aner with its outskirts, and Bileam with its outskirts, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.

71To the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its outskirts, and Ashtaroth with its outskirts;

72And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kedesh with its outskirts, and Daberath with its outskirts,

73And Ramoth with its outskirts, and Anem with its outskirts;

74And out of the tribe of Asher, Mashal with its outskirts, and Abdon with its outskirts,

75And Hukok with its outskirts, and Rehob with its outskirts;

76And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its outskirts, and Hammon with its outskirts, and Kiriathaim with its outskirts.

77To the rest of the Levites, the sons of Merari, were given, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmono with its outskirts, Tabor with its outskirts;

78And on the other side of Jordan, at Jericho, on the east side of Jordan, were given them, out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the waste land with its outskirts, and Jahzah with its outskirts,

79And Kedemoth with its outskirts, and Mephaath with its outskirts;

80And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its outskirts, and Mahanaim with its outskirts,

81And Heshbon with its outskirts, and Jazer with its outskirts.

Zephaniah 2

1Come together, make everyone come together, O nation without shame;

2Before the Lord sends you violently away in flight like the waste from the grain; before the burning wrath of the Lord comes on you, before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes on you.

3Make search for the Lord, all you quiet ones of the earth, who have done what is right in his eyes; make search for righteousness and a quiet heart: it may be that you will be safely covered in the day of the Lord’s wrath.

4For Gaza will be given up and Ashkelon will become waste: they will send Ashdod out in the middle of the day, and Ekron will be uprooted.

5Sorrow to the people living by the sea, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of the Lord is against you, O Canaan, the land of the Philistines; I will send destruction on you till there is no one living in you.

6And the land by the sea will be grass-land, with houses for keepers of sheep and walled places for flocks.

7The land by the sea will be for the rest of the children of Judah; by the sea they will give their flocks food: in the houses of Ashkelon they will take their rest in the evening; for the Lord their God will take them in hand and their fate will be changed.

8My ears have been open to the bitter words of Moab and the words of shame of the children of Ammon, which they have said against my people, lifting themselves up against the limit of their land.

9For this cause, by my life, says the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, truly Moab will become like Sodom and the children of Ammon like Gomorrah, given up to waste plants and salt pools and unpeopled for ever: the rest of my people will take their property, the overflow of my nation will take their heritage.

10This will be their fate because of their pride, because they have said evil, lifting themselves up against the people of the Lord of armies.

11The Lord will let himself be seen by them: for he will make all the gods of the earth feeble; and men will go down before him in worship, everyone from his place, even all the sea-lands of the nations.

12And you Ethiopians will be put to death by my sword.

13And his hand will be stretched out against the north, for the destruction of Assyria; and he will make Nineveh unpeopled and dry like the waste land.

14And herds will take their rest in the middle of her, all the beasts of the valley: the pelican and the porcupine will make their living-places on the tops of its pillars; the owl will be crying in the window; the raven will be seen on the doorstep.

15This is the town which was full of joy, living without fear of danger, saying in her heart, I am, and there is no other: how has she been made waste, a place for beasts to take their rest in! everyone who goes by her will make hisses, waving his hand.

John 1:1-18

1From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.

2This Word was from the first in relation with God.

3All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.

4What came into existence in him was life, and the life was the light of men.

5And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark.

6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7He came for witness, to give witness about the light, so that all men might have faith through him.

8He himself was not the light: he was sent to give witness about the light.

9The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world.

10He was in the world, the world which came into being through him, but the world had no knowledge of him.

11He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts.

12To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God–that is, to those who had faith in his name:

13Whose birth was from God and not from blood, or from an impulse of the flesh and man’s desire.

14And so the Word became flesh and took a place among us for a time; and we saw his glory–such glory as is given to an only son by his father–saw it to be true and full of grace.

15John gave witness about him, crying, This is he of whom I said, He who is coming after me is put over me because he was in existence before me.

16From his full measure we have all been given grace on grace.

17For the law was given through Moses; grace and the true way of life are ours through Jesus Christ.

18No man has seen God at any time; the only Son, who is on the breast of the Father, he has made clear what God is.

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