August 25

1 Chronicles 24

1Now the divisions into which the sons of Aaron were grouped were these: the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

2But Nadab and Abihu came to their end before their father, and had no children; so Eleazar and Ithamar did the work of priests.

3And David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, made distribution of them into their positions for their work.

4And there were more chiefs among the sons of Eleazar than among the sons of Ithamar; and this is how they were grouped: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, all heads of families; and of the sons of Ithamar, heads of families, there were eight.

5So they were put into groups, by the Lord’s decision, one with another; for there were rulers of the holy place and rulers of the house of God among the sons of Eleazar and the sons of Ithamar.

6And Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel the scribe, who was a Levite, put down their names in writing, the king being present with the rulers, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech, the son of Abiathar, and the heads of families of the priests and the Levites; one family being taken for Eleazar and then one for Ithamar, and so on.

7Now the first name to come out was that of Jehoiarib; the second Jedaiah,

8The third Harim, the fourth Seorim,

9The fifth Malchijah, the sixth Mijamin,

10The seventh Hakkoz, the eighth Abijah,

11The ninth Jeshua, the tenth Shecaniah,

12The eleventh Eliashib, the twelfth Jakim,

13The thirteenth Huppah, the fourteenth Jeshebeab,

14The fifteenth Bilgah, the sixteenth Immer,

15The seventeenth Hezir, the eighteenth Happizzez,

16The nineteenth Pethahiah, the twentieth Jehezkel,

17The twenty-first Jachin, the twenty-second Gamul,

18The twenty-third Delaiah, the twenty-fourth Maaziah.

19So they were put into their different groups, to take their places in the house of the Lord, in agreement with the rules made by Aaron their father, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had given him orders.

20And of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.

21Of Rehabiah; of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the chief.

22Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.

23And the sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.

24The sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir.

25The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.

26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah.

27The sons of Merari: of Jaaziah, Shoham and Zaccur and Ibri.

28Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.

29Of Kish: the sons of Kish, Jerahmeel.

30And the sons of Mushi: Mahli and Eder and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites by their families.

31Selection was made of these in the same way as of their brothers the sons of Aaron, David the king being present, with Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites; the families of the chief in the same way as those of his younger brother.

Zechariah 10

1Make your request to the Lord for rain in the time of the spring rains, even to the Lord who makes the thunder-flames; and he will give them showers of rain, to every man grass in the field.

2For the images have said what is not true, and the readers of signs have seen deceit; they have given accounts of false dreams, they give comfort to no purpose: so they go out of the way like sheep, they are troubled because they have no keeper.

3My wrath is burning against the keepers of the flock, and I will send punishment on the he-goats: for the Lord of armies takes care of his flock, the people of Judah, and will make them like the horse of his pride in the fight.

4From him will come the keystone, from him the nail, from him the bow of war, from him will come every ruler;

5Together they will be like men of war, crushing down their haters into the earth of the streets in the fight; they will make war because the Lord is with them: and the horsemen will be shamed.

6And I will make the children of Judah strong, and I will be the saviour of the children of Joseph, and I will make them come back again, for I have had mercy on them: they will be as if I had not given them up: for I am the Lord their God and I will give them an answer.

7And Ephraim will be like a man of war, and their hearts will be glad as with wine; and their children will see it with joy; their hearts will be glad in the Lord.

8With the sound of the pipe I will get them together; for I have given the price to make them free: and they will be increased as they were increased.

9Though I had them planted among the peoples, they will keep me in mind in far countries: and they will take care of their children and will come back.

10And I will make them come back out of the land of Egypt, and will get them together out of Assyria; and I will take them into the land of Gilead, and it will not be wide enough for them.

11And they will go through the sea of Egypt, and all the deep waters of the Nile will become dry: and the pride of Assyria will be made low, and the power of Egypt will be taken away.

12And their strength will be in the Lord; and their pride will be in his name, says the Lord.

John 6:22-59

22The day after, the people who were on the other side of the sea saw that only one small boat had been there, that Jesus had not gone in that boat with the disciples, but that the disciples had gone away by themselves.

23Some other boats, however, came from Tiberias near to the place where they had taken the bread after the Lord had given praise.

24So when the people saw that Jesus was not there, or his disciples, they got into those boats and went over to Capernaum looking for Jesus.

25And when they came across him on the other side of the sea they said, Rabbi, when did you come here?

26Jesus, answering them, said, Truly I say to you, You come after me, not because you saw signs, but because you were given the bread and had enough.

27Let your work not be for the food which comes to an end, but for the food which goes on for eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for on him has God the Father put his mark.

28Then they said to him, How may we do the works of God?

29Jesus, answering, said to them, This is to do the work of God: to have faith in him whom God has sent.

30So they said, What sign do you give us, so that we may see and have faith in you? What do you do?

31Our fathers had the manna in the waste land, as the Writings say, He gave them bread from heaven.

32Jesus then said to them, Truly I say to you, What Moses gave you was not the bread from heaven; it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.

33The bread of God is the bread which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.

34Ah, Lord, they said, give us that bread for ever!

35And this was the answer of Jesus: I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be in need of food, and he who has faith in me will never be in need of drink.

36But it is as I said to you: you have seen me, and still you have no faith.

37Whatever the Father gives to me will come to me; and I will not send away anyone who comes to me.

38For I have come down from heaven, not to do my pleasure, but the pleasure of him who sent me.

39And this is the pleasure of him who sent me, that I am not to let out of my hands anything which he has given me, but I am to give it new life on the last day.

40This, I say, is my Father’s pleasure, that everyone who sees the Son and has faith in him may have eternal life: and I will take him up on the last day.

41Now the Jews said bitter things about Jesus because of his words, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we have seen? How is it then that he now says, I have come down from heaven?

43Jesus made answer and said, Do not say things against me, one to another.

44No man is able to come to me if the Father who sent me does not give him the desire to come: and I will take him up from the dead on the last day.

45The writings of the prophets say, And they will all have teaching from God. Everyone whose ears have been open to the teaching of the Father comes to me.

46Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only he who is from God, he has seen the Father.

47Truly I say to you, He who has faith in me has eternal life.

48I am the bread of life.

49Your fathers took the manna in the waste land–and they are dead.

50The bread which comes from heaven is such bread that a man may take it for food and never see death.

51I am the living bread which has come from heaven: if any man takes this bread for food he will have life for ever: and more than this, the bread which I will give is my flesh which I will give for the life of the world.

52Then the Jews had an angry discussion among themselves, saying, How is it possible for this man to give us his flesh for food?

53Then Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, If you do not take the flesh of the Son of man for food, and if you do not take his blood for drink, you have no life in you.

54He who takes my flesh for food and my blood for drink has eternal life: and I will take him up from the dead at the last day.

55My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.

56He who takes my flesh for food and my blood for drink is in me and I in him.

57As the living Father has sent me, and I have life because of the Father, even so he who takes me for his food will have life because of me.

58This is the bread which has come down from heaven. It is not like the food which your fathers had: they took of the manna, and are dead; but he who takes this bread for food will have life for ever.

59Jesus said these things in the Synagogue while he was teaching at Capernaum.

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