August 19

1 Chronicles 15

1And David made houses for himself in the town of David; and he got ready a place for the ark of God, and put up a tent for it.

2Then David said, The ark of God may not be moved by any but the Levites, for they have been marked out by God to take the ark of God, and to do his work for ever.

3And David made all Israel come together at Jerusalem, to take the ark of the Lord to its place, which he had got ready for it.

4And David got together the sons of Aaron, and the Levites;

5Of the sons of Kohath: Uriel the chief, and his brothers, a hundred and twenty;

6Of the sons of Merari: Asaiah the chief, and his brothers, two hundred and twenty;

7Of the sons of Gershom: Joel the chief, and his brothers, a hundred and thirty;

8Of the sons of Elizaphan: Shemaiah the chief, and his brothers, two hundred;

9Of the sons of Hebron: Eliel the chief, and his brothers, eighty;

10Of the sons of Uzziel: Amminadab the chief, and his brothers, a hundred and twelve.

11And David sent for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, Uriel, Asaiah and Joel, Shemaiah and Eliel and Amminadab,

12And said to them, You are the heads of the families of the Levites: make yourselves holy, you and your brothers, so that you may take the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel, to the place which I have made ready for it.

13For because you did not take it at the first, the Lord our God sent punishment on us, because we did not get directions from him in the right way.

14So the priests and the Levites made themselves holy to take up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel.

15And the sons of the Levites took up the ark of God, lifting it by its rods, as the Lord had said to Moses.

16And David gave orders to the chief of the Levites to put their brothers the music-makers in position, with instruments of music, corded instruments and brass, with glad voices making sounds of joy.

17So Heman, the son of Joel, and, of his brothers, Asaph, the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brothers, Ethan, the son of Kushaiah, were put in position by the Levites;

18And with them their brothers of the second order, Zechariah, Bani and Jaaziel and Shemiramoth and Jehiel and Unni, Eliab and Benaiah and Maaseiah and Mattithiah and Eliphelehu and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom and Jeiel, the door-keepers.

19So those who made melody, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were put in position, with brass instruments, sounding loudly;

20And Zechariah and Aziel and Shemiramoth and Jehiel, Unni and Eliab and Maaseiah and Benaiah, with corded instruments put to Alamoth.

21And Mattithiah and Eliphelehu and Mikneiah and Obed-edom and Jeiel and Azaziah, with corded instruments on the octave, to give the first note of the song.

22And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was master of the music: he gave directions about the song, because he was expert.

23And Berechiah and Elkanah were door-keepers for the ark.

24And Shebaniah and Joshaphat and Nethanel and Amasai and Zechariah and Benaiah and Eliezer, the priests, made music on the horns before the ark of God; and Obed-edom and Jehiah were door-keepers for the ark.

25So David, and the responsible men of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went with joy to get the ark of the agreement of the Lord out of the house of Obed-edom.

26And when God gave help to the Levites who were lifting up the ark of the agreement of the Lord, they made an offering of seven oxen and seven sheep.

27And David was clothed with a robe of fair linen, as were all the Levites who took up the ark, and those who made melody, and Chenaniah the master of those who made melody; and David had on a linen ephod;

28So all Israel took up the ark of the agreement of the Lord, with loud cries and with horns and brass and corded instruments sounding loudly.

29And when the ark of the agreement of the Lord came into the town of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looking out of the window, saw King David dancing and playing; and to her mind he seemed foolish.

1 Chronicles 16:1-6

1Then they took in the ark of God and put it inside the tent which David had put up for it; and they made offerings, burned offerings and peace-offerings before God.

2And when David had come to an end of making the burned offerings and peace-offerings, he gave the people a blessing in the name of the Lord.

3And he gave to everyone, every man and woman of Israel, a cake of bread, some meat, and a cake of dry grapes.

4And he put some of the Levites before the ark of the Lord as servants, to keep the acts of the Lord in memory, and to give worship and praise to the Lord, the God of Israel:

5Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Uzziel and Shemiramoth and Jehiel and Mattithiah and Eliab and Benaiah and Obed-edom and Jeiel, with corded instruments of music; and Asaph, with brass instruments sounding loudly;

6And Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests, blowing horns all the time before the ark of the agreement of God.

Zechariah 4

1And the angel who was talking to me came again, awaking me as a man out of his sleep.

2And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I see a light-support, made all of gold, with its cup on the top of it and seven lights on it; and there are seven pipes to every one of the lights which are on the top of it;

3And two olive-trees by it, one on the right side of the cup and one on the left.

4And I made answer and said to the angel who was talking to me, What are these, my lord?

5Then the angel who was talking to me, answering me, said, Have you no knowledge of what these are? And I said, No, my lord.

6This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by force or by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of armies.

7Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you will become level: and he will let all see the headstone, with cries of Grace, grace, to it.

8Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

9The hands of Zerubbabel have put the base of this house in place, and his hands will make it complete; and it will be clear to you that the Lord of armies has sent me to you.

10For who has had a poor opinion of the day of small things? for they will be glad when they see the weighted measuring-line in the hand of Zerubbabel. Then he said in answer to me, These seven lights are the eyes of the Lord which go quickly up and down through all the earth.

11And I made answer and said to him, What are these two olive-trees on the right side of the light-support and on the left?

12And answering a second time, I said to him, What are these two olive branches, through whose gold pipes the oil is drained out?

13And he said in answer to me, Have you no knowledge what these are? And I said, No, my lord.

14And he said, These are the two sons of oil, whose place is by the Lord of all the earth.

John 4:1-26

1Now when it was clear to the Lord that word had come to the ears of the Pharisees that Jesus was making more disciples than John and was giving them baptism

2(Though, in fact, it was his disciples who gave baptism, not Jesus himself),

3He went out of Judaea into Galilee again.

4And it was necessary for him to go through Samaria.

5So he came to a town of Samaria which was named Sychar, near to the bit of land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph:

6Now Jacob’s fountain was there. Jesus, being tired after his journey, was resting by the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.

7A woman of Samaria came to get water, and Jesus said to her, Give me some water.

8For his disciples had gone to the town to get food.

9The woman of Samaria said to him, Why do you, a Jew, make a request for water to me, a woman of Samaria? She said this because Jews have nothing to do with the people of Samaria.

10In answer Jesus said, If you had knowledge of what God gives freely and who it is who says to you, Give me water, you would make your prayer to him, and he would give you living water.

11The woman said to him, Sir, you have no vessel and the fountain is deep; from where will you get the living water?

12Are you greater than our father Jacob who gave us the fountain and took the water of it himself, with his children and his cattle?

13Jesus said to her, Everyone who takes this water will be in need of it again:

14But whoever takes the water I give him will never be in need of drink again; for the water I give him will become in him a fountain of eternal life.

15The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be in need again of drink and will not have to come all this way for it.

16Jesus said to her, Go, get your husband and come back here with him.

17In answer, the woman said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have said rightly, I have no husband:

18You have had five husbands, and the man you have now is not your husband: that was truly said.

19The woman said to him, Sir, I see that you are a prophet.

20Our fathers gave worship on this mountain, but you Jews say that the right place for worship is in Jerusalem.

21Jesus said to her, Woman, take my word for this; the time is coming when you will not give worship to the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem.

22You give worship, but without knowledge of what you are worshipping: we give worship to what we have knowledge of: for salvation comes from the Jews.

23But the time is coming, and is even now here, when the true worshippers will give worship to the Father in the true way of the spirit, for these are the worshippers desired by the Father.

24God is Spirit: then let his worshippers give him worship in the true way of the spirit.

25The woman said to him, I am certain that the Messiah, who is named Christ, is coming; when he comes he will make all things clear to us.

26Jesus said to her, I, who am talking to you, am he.

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