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1 Samuel 17-20

Chapter 17

1 Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.
2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.


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  • May

  • Tue, 05/24/2022: 1 Samuel 8-10
    1 Samuel 8-10

    Chapter 8

    1 And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
    2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.
    3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
    4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,
    5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

  • Wed, 05/25/2022: 1 Samuel 11-13
    1 Samuel 11-13

    Chapter 11

    1 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.
    2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.
    3 And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

  • Thu, 05/26/2022: 1 Samuel 14-16
    1 Samuel 14-16

    Chapter 14

    1 Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison, that is on the other side. But he told not his father.
    2 And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree which is in Migron: and the people that were with him were about six hundred men;
    3 And Ahiah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD'S priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. And the people knew not that Jonathan was gone.

  • Sat, 05/28/2022: 1 Samuel 21-24
    1 Samuel 21-24

    Chapter 21

    1 Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?
    2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.
    3 Now therefore what is under thine hand? give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or what there is present.

  • Sun, 05/29/2022: 1 Samuel 25-28
    1 Samuel 25-28

    Chapter 25

    1 And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.
    2 And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

  • Mon, 05/30/2022: 1 Samuel 29-31
    1 Samuel 29-31

    Chapter 29

    1 Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel.
    2 And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish.
    3 Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me unto this day?

  • Tue, 05/31/2022: 2 Samuel 1-4
    2 Samuel 1-4

    Chapter 1

    1 Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag;
    2 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.
    3 And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.

  • June

  • Wed, 06/01/2022: 2 Samuel 5-8
    2 Samuel 5-8

    Chapter 5

    1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
    2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.
    3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.
    4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

  • Thu, 06/02/2022: 2 Samuel 9-11
    2 Samuel 9-11

    Chapter 9

    1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
    2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
    3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

  • Fri, 06/03/2022: 2 Samuel 12-14
    2 Samuel 12-14

    Chapter 12

    1 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
    2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
    3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.

  • Sat, 06/04/2022: 2 Samuel 15-17
    2 Samuel 15-17

    Chapter 15

    1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
    2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
    3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

  • Sun, 06/05/2022: 2 Samuel 18-20
    2 Samuel 18-20

    Chapter 18

    1 And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.
    2 And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said unto the people, I will surely go forth with you myself also.

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