The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday July 9, 2020 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 7-8

Descendants of Issachar

The sons[a] of Issachar: Tola, (A)Puah, (B)Jashub, and Shimron, four. The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their fathers' houses, namely of Tola, mighty warriors of their generations, their number (C)in the days of David being 22,600. The son[b] of Uzzi: Izrahiah. And the sons of Izrahiah: Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah, all five of them were chief men. And along with them, by their generations, according to their fathers' houses, were units of the army for war, 36,000, for they had many wives and sons. Their kinsmen belonging to all the clans of Issachar were in all 87,000 mighty warriors, enrolled by genealogy.

Descendants of Benjamin

(D)The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael, three. The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, five, heads of fathers' houses, mighty warriors. And their enrollment by genealogies was 22,034. The sons of Becher: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, (E)Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Becher. And their enrollment by genealogies, according to their generations, as heads of their fathers' houses, mighty warriors, was 20,200. 10 The son of Jediael: Bilhan. And the sons of Bilhan: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these were the sons of Jediael according to the heads of their fathers' houses, mighty warriors, 17,200, able to go to war. 12 And Shuppim and Huppim were the sons of Ir, Hushim the son of (F)Aher.

Descendants of Naphtali

13 (G)The sons of Naphtali: (H)Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and (I)Shallum, the descendants of Bilhah.

Descendants of Manasseh

14 (J)The sons of Manasseh: Asriel, whom his Aramean concubine bore; she bore (K)Machir the father of Gilead. 15 And Machir took a wife for Huppim and for Shuppim. The name of his sister was Maacah. And the name of the second was Zelophehad, and (L)Zelophehad had daughters. 16 And Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17 The son of Ulam: (M)Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, son of Manasseh. 18 And his sister Hammolecheth bore Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Descendants of Ephraim

20 The (N)sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah, and Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eleadah his son, Tahath his son, 21 Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath who were born in the land killed, because they came down to raid their livestock. 22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him. 23 And Ephraim went in to his wife, and she conceived and bore a son. And he called his name Beriah, because disaster had befallen his house.[c] 24 His daughter was Sheerah, who built both Lower and Upper (O)Beth-horon, and Uzzen-sheerah. 25 Rephah was his son, Resheph his son, Telah his son, Tahan his son, 26 Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, (P)Elishama his son, 27 Nun[d] his son, (Q)Joshua his son. 28 (R)Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west (S)Gezer and its towns, Shechem and its towns, and Ayyah and its towns; 29 (T)also in possession of the Manassites, (U)Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these lived the sons of Joseph the son of Israel.

Descendants of Asher

30 (V)The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. 31 The sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel, who fathered Birzaith. 32 Heber fathered Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua. 33 The sons of Japhlet: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the sons of Japhlet. 34 The sons of Shemer his brother: Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 35 The sons of Helem his brother: Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36 The sons of Zophah: Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah. 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera. 38 The sons of Jether: Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara. 39 The sons of Ulla: Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia. 40 All of these were men of Asher, heads of fathers' houses, approved, mighty warriors, chiefs of the princes. Their number enrolled by genealogies, for service in war, was 26,000 men.

A Genealogy of Saul

(W)Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, (X)Aharah the third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. And Bela had sons: Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, (Y)Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, (Z)Shephuphan, and Huram. These are the sons of Ehud (they were heads of fathers' houses of the inhabitants of Geba, and they were carried into exile to (AA)Manahath): Naaman,[e] Ahijah, and Gera, that is, Heglam, who fathered[f] Uzza and Ahihud. And Shaharaim fathered sons in the country of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives. He fathered sons by Hodesh his wife: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers' houses. 11 He also fathered sons by Hushim: Abitub and Elpaal. 12 The sons of Elpaal: Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built (AB)Ono and (AC)Lod with its towns, 13 and Beriah and (AD)Shema (they were heads of fathers' houses of the inhabitants of (AE)Aijalon, who caused the inhabitants of Gath to flee); 14 and Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth. 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were sons of Beriah. 17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal. 19 Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei. 22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak. 26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham. 28 These were the heads of fathers' houses, according to their generations, chief men. These lived in Jerusalem.

29 (AF)(AG)Jeiel[g] the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon, and the name of his wife was Maacah. 30 His firstborn son: Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, 32 and Mikloth (he fathered Shimeah). Now these also lived opposite their kinsmen in Jerusalem, with their kinsmen. 33 (AH)Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of (AI)Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal; 34 and the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal was the father of (AJ)Micah. 35 The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz. 36 Ahaz fathered Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri fathered Moza. 37 Moza fathered Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 38 Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39 The sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were men who were mighty warriors, bowmen, having many sons and grandsons, 150. All these were Benjaminites.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 7:1 Syriac (compare Vulgate); Hebrew And to the sons
  2. 1 Chronicles 7:3 Hebrew sons; also verses 10, 12, 17
  3. 1 Chronicles 7:23 Beriah sounds like the Hebrew for disaster
  4. 1 Chronicles 7:27 Hebrew Non
  5. 1 Chronicles 8:7 Hebrew and Naaman
  6. 1 Chronicles 8:7 Or Gera; he carried them into exile and fathered
  7. 1 Chronicles 8:29 Compare 9:35; Hebrew lacks Jeiel
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Acts 27:1-20

Paul Sails for Rome

27 And when it was decided (A)that (B)we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan (C)Cohort named Julius. And embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by (D)Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica. The next day we put in at Sidon. And (E)Julius (F)treated Paul kindly and (G)gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for. And putting out to sea from there we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us. And when we had sailed across the open sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia. There the centurion found (H)a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy and put us on board. We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind did not allow us to go farther, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone. Coasting along it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.

Since much time had passed, and the voyage was now dangerous because even (I)the Fast[a] was already over, Paul advised them, 10 saying, “Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with (J)injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.” 11 But the centurion paid more attention to (K)the pilot and to the owner of the ship than to what Paul said. 12 And because the harbor was not suitable to spend the winter in, the majority decided to put out to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, facing both southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.

The Storm at Sea

13 Now when the south wind blew gently, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to the shore. 14 But soon a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster, (L)struck down from the land. 15 And when the ship was caught and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven along. 16 Running under the lee of a small island called Cauda,[b] we managed with difficulty to secure the ship's boat. 17 After hoisting it up, they used supports to undergird the ship. Then, fearing that they would (M)run aground on the Syrtis, they lowered the gear,[c] and thus they were driven along. 18 Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day (N)to jettison the cargo. 19 And on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. 20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 27:9 That is, the Day of Atonement
  2. Acts 27:16 Some manuscripts Clauda
  3. Acts 27:17 That is, the sea-anchor (or possibly the mainsail)
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Psalm 7

In You Do I Take Refuge

A (A)Shiggaion[a] of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.

O Lord my God, in you do I (B)take refuge;
(C)save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
lest like (D)a lion they tear my soul apart,
rending it in pieces, with (E)none to deliver.

O Lord my God, (F)if I have done this,
if there is (G)wrong in my hands,
if I have repaid (H)my friend[b] with evil
or (I)plundered my enemy without cause,
let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,
and let him (J)trample my life to the ground
and lay my glory in the dust. Selah

(K)Arise, O Lord, in your anger;
(L)lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;
(M)awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;
over it return on high.

The Lord (N)judges the peoples;
(O)judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness
and according to the integrity that is in me.
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
and may you establish the righteous—
you who (P)test (Q)the minds and hearts,[c]
O righteous God!
10 My shield is (R)with God,
who saves (S)the upright in heart.
11 God is (T)a righteous judge,
and a God who feels (U)indignation every day.

12 If a man[d] does not repent, God[e] will (V)whet his sword;
he has (W)bent and (X)readied his bow;
13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,
making his (Y)arrows (Z)fiery shafts.
14 Behold, the wicked man (AA)conceives evil
and is (AB)pregnant with mischief
and gives birth to lies.
15 He makes (AC)a pit, digging it out,
and falls into the hole that he has made.
16 His (AD)mischief returns upon his own head,
and on his own skull his violence descends.

17 I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will (AE)sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 7:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 7:4 Hebrew the one at peace with me
  3. Psalm 7:9 Hebrew the hearts and kidneys
  4. Psalm 7:12 Hebrew he
  5. Psalm 7:12 Hebrew he
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Proverbs 18:22

22 He who finds (A)a wife finds (B)a good thing
and (C)obtains favor (D)from the Lord.

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07/09/2020 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81, Acts 26:1-32, Psalms 6:1-10, Proverbs 18:20-21

Today is the 8th day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is a joy and a privilege and an honor to be here with you today as we take the next step forward. Hopefully you had a good long walk yesterday. I love seeing all the pictures. I had a wonderful time myself. Feeling refreshed and ready to hear from the Scriptures today. So, we’ll go back into the book of first Chronicles that we’ve been working our way through. And we’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. First Chronicles chapter 5 verse 18 through 6 verse 81 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So in the book of Acts today, Paul is again given the opportunity to share the message of Jesus and he does it while he’s offering his own defense against the accusations that the religious leaders of the…of the Jewish people had…had leveled against him that had kept him incarcerated. And, so, like today he’s defending himself while sharing the gospel with the new Roman governor whose name was Festus before King Herod Agrippa the second and the king’s sister Bernice. And there’s a ton of speculation that the king and his sister Bernice were involved in an incestuous relationship and they were both the children of Drusilla who was the wife of the previous Roman governor, Felix. And Paul spent a lot of time with Felix. The book of Acts tells us the Felix sent for him often, was even kinda hoping for a bribe. So, it’s important to just see. You know, Paul traveled all over the Roman Empire, establishing churches among the people, but now, because of his incarceration, because of the things that have happened that have got him under arrest and because he’s defending himself, he’s now sharing the gospel with the most influential people in the world at least this time and in this region. I mean since he was arrested in Jerusalem, he has shared the gospel with two Roman governors, the Jewish high Council, a king and two of the king’s sisters. And he just he just shared the gospel. Like he didn’t try to work it, you know, like to work it so he can get free. Like he just shared the gospel. It was his imprisonment that had opened the door to him even being in front of these people and he’s facing all kinds of opposition. This is the same way Jesus was treated. This is the same way Jesus told His followers that they would be treated and for that matter that we could find ourselves being treated. So, you know, things come against you, come against you, come against you, knock you down, knock you down, knock you down. You start throwing your hands up in the air going, “like, what do I gotta do to have a single day of smoothness.” I gotta confess I have I have done this. So, I’m speaking from experience. But what we see in the New Testament is the long view, a greater view an eternal view - eyes that are open to the fact that even if human life is taken away it’s not going to end life, this greater view that God’s will is going to be done and He’s going to do it through His people, and if it takes a long time that He is merciful and patient but we’re all participating in the march forward and we have to march ourselves forward so that we can collectively be marching forward. We all have a role to play. We all have a part in this, and with the greater view, God’s intention is to restore all things, to make all things new and we are marching forward on that path than that allows immediate circumstances to have context that still allows for hope even in the darkest of times. And we’re seeing this in the life of the apostle Paul as he goes really through his prison ministry, prison years.

Prayer:

Father as we continue this journey we invite Your Holy Spirit to continue to apply Your word to our lives, giving us awareness, opening our eyes, giving us context because we lose it all the time, ever day, all the time we lose the plot of the story. And yet Your word continues to show us the narrow path and return us to it and we are grateful. And, so, come Holy Spirit and plant the words from the Scriptures in our hearts and minds so that they become a part of our lives today. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday July 8, 2020 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81

18 The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had valiant men who carried shield and sword, and drew the bow, (A)expert in war, 44,760, able to go to war. 19 They waged war against the (B)Hagrites, (C)Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20 And when they prevailed[a] over them, the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hands, (D)for they cried out to God in the battle, and he granted their urgent plea (E)because they trusted in him. 21 They carried off their livestock: 50,000 of their camels, 250,000 sheep, 2,000 donkeys, and 100,000 men alive. 22 For many fell, because the war was of God. And they lived (F)in their place until (G)the exile.

The Half-Tribe of Manasseh

23 The members of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land. They were very numerous from Bashan to Baal-hermon, (H)Senir, and Mount Hermon. 24 These were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher,[b] Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty warriors, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses. 25 But they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and (I)whored (J)after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of (K)Pul king of Assyria, the spirit of (L)Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and he took them into exile, namely, the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them (M)to Halah, (N)Habor, Hara, and (O)the river Gozan, to this day.

Descendants of Levi

[c] (P)The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (Q)The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. (R)The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. (S)The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. (T)(U)Eleazar fathered (V)Phinehas, Phinehas fathered Abishua, Abishua fathered Bukki, Bukki fathered Uzzi, Uzzi fathered Zerahiah, Zerahiah fathered (W)Meraioth, Meraioth fathered Amariah, Amariah fathered Ahitub, (X)Ahitub fathered (Y)Zadok, Zadok fathered Ahimaaz, Ahimaaz fathered Azariah, Azariah fathered Johanan, 10 and Johanan fathered Azariah ((Z)it was he who served as priest (AA)in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem). 11 (AB)Azariah fathered (AC)Amariah, Amariah fathered Ahitub, 12 Ahitub fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered (AD)Shallum, 13 Shallum fathered (AE)Hilkiah, Hilkiah fathered Azariah, 14 Azariah fathered (AF)Seraiah, Seraiah fathered Jehozadak; 15 and (AG)Jehozadak went into exile when the Lord sent Judah and Jerusalem into exile (AH)by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16 [d] The (AI)sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. 17 And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: (AJ)Libni and Shimei. 18 (AK)The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. 19 (AL)The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their fathers. 20 (AM)Of Gershom: Libni his son, (AN)Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son. 22 (AO)The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 23 Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son, 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 25 The sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth, 26 Elkanah his son, Zophai his son, Nahath his son, 27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. 28 The sons of Samuel: Joel[e] his firstborn, the second Abijah.[f] 29 (AP)The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, and Asaiah his son.

31 These are the men (AQ)whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord (AR)after the ark rested there. 32 They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order. 33 These are the men who served and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer the son of Joel, son of (AS)Samuel, 34 son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Eliel, son of Toah, 35 son of Zuph, son of Elkanah, son of Mahath, son of Amasai, 36 son of Elkanah, son of Joel, son of Azariah, son of Zephaniah, 37 son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, 38 son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel; 39 and his brother (AT)Asaph, who stood on his right hand, namely, Asaph the son of Berechiah, son of Shimea, 40 son of Michael, son of Baaseiah, son of Malchijah, 41 son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiah, 42 son of Ethan, son of Zimmah, son of Shimei, 43 son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi. 44 On the left hand were their brothers, the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch, 45 son of Hashabiah, son of Amaziah, son of Hilkiah, 46 son of Amzi, son of Bani, son of Shemer, 47 son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merari, son of Levi. 48 And their brothers the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

49 But Aaron and his sons made offerings (AU)on the altar of burnt offering and on (AV)the altar of incense for all the work of the Most Holy Place, and (AW)to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded. 50 (AX)These are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, 51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

54 These are their dwelling places according to their (AY)settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the (AZ)clans of Kohathites, for theirs was the first lot, 55 to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasturelands, 56 (BA)but the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 57 (BB)To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah with its pasturelands, Jattir, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands, 58 Hilen with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, 59 Ashan with its pasturelands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands; 60 and from the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon,[g] Geba with its pasturelands, Alemeth with its pasturelands, and Anathoth with its pasturelands. All their cities throughout their clans were thirteen.

61 (BC)To the rest of the Kohathites were given by lot out of the clan of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities. 62 To the Gershomites according to their clans were allotted thirteen cities out of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and Manasseh in Bashan. 63 (BD)To the Merarites according to their clans were allotted twelve cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 64 (BE)So the people of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their pasturelands. 65 They gave by lot out of the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin (BF)these cities that are mentioned by name.

66 (BG)And some of the clans of the sons of Kohath had cities of their territory out of the tribe of Ephraim. 67 They were given the cities of refuge: Shechem with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands, 68 (BH)Jokmeam with its pasturelands, Beth-horon with its pasturelands, 69 Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands, 70 and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Aner with its pasturelands, and Bileam with its pasturelands, for the rest of the clans of the Kohathites.

71 (BI)To the Gershomites were given out of the clan of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands and (BJ)Ashtaroth with its pasturelands; 72 and out of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands, 73 Ramoth with its pasturelands, and Anem with its pasturelands; 74 out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands, 75 Hukok with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands; 76 and out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands, Hammon with its pasturelands, and Kiriathaim with its pasturelands. 77 (BK)To the rest of the Merarites were allotted out of the tribe of Zebulun: (BL)Rimmono with its pasturelands, (BM)Tabor with its pasturelands, 78 and (BN)beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its pasturelands, Jahzah with its pasturelands, 79 Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands; 80 and out of the tribe of Gad: (BO)Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, (BP)Mahanaim with its pasturelands, 81 (BQ)Heshbon with its pasturelands, and (BR)Jazer with its pasturelands.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 5:20 Or they were helped to prevail
  2. 1 Chronicles 5:24 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew and Epher
  3. 1 Chronicles 6:1 Ch 5:27 in Hebrew
  4. 1 Chronicles 6:16 Ch 6:1 in Hebrew
  5. 1 Chronicles 6:28 Septuagint, Syriac (compare verse 33 and 1 Samuel 8:2); Hebrew lacks Joel
  6. 1 Chronicles 6:28 Hebrew and Abijah
  7. 1 Chronicles 6:60 Septuagint, Syriac (compare Joshua 21:17); Hebrew lacks Gibeon

Cross references:

  1. 1 Chronicles 5:18 : Num. 1:3
  2. 1 Chronicles 5:19 : See ver. 10
  3. 1 Chronicles 5:19 : ch. 1:31; [Gen. 25:15]
  4. 1 Chronicles 5:20 : [2 Chr. 14:11; 18:31]
  5. 1 Chronicles 5:20 : Ps. 22:4, 5
  6. 1 Chronicles 5:22 : ch. 4:41
  7. 1 Chronicles 5:22 : ver. 6; 2 Kgs. 15:29; 17:6
  8. 1 Chronicles 5:23 : Deut. 3:9; Ezek. 27:5
  9. 1 Chronicles 5:25 : See Ex. 34:15
  10. 1 Chronicles 5:25 : 2 Kgs. 17:7
  11. 1 Chronicles 5:26 : 2 Kgs. 15:19
  12. 1 Chronicles 5:26 : See ver. 6
  13. 1 Chronicles 5:26 : 2 Kgs. 17:6; 18:11
  14. 1 Chronicles 5:26 : 2 Kgs. 17:6; 18:11
  15. 1 Chronicles 5:26 : 2 Kgs. 17:6; 18:11
  16. 1 Chronicles 6:1 : ch. 23:6; Gen. 46:11; Ex. 6:16; Num. 26:57
  17. 1 Chronicles 6:2 : Ex. 6:18; [ver. 22]
  18. 1 Chronicles 6:3 : Ex. 6:20; 15:20
  19. 1 Chronicles 6:3 : Lev. 10:1, 12
  20. 1 Chronicles 6:4 : For ver. 4-6, 11-14, see Ezra 7:1-5
  21. 1 Chronicles 6:4 : For ver. 4-8, see ver. 50-53
  22. 1 Chronicles 6:4 : See Ex. 6:25
  23. 1 Chronicles 6:6 : [ch. 9:11; Neh. 11:11]
  24. 1 Chronicles 6:8 : 2 Sam. 8:17
  25. 1 Chronicles 6:8 : 2 Sam. 15:27
  26. 1 Chronicles 6:10 : 2 Chr. 26:17, 18
  27. 1 Chronicles 6:10 : See 1 Kgs. 6; 2 Chr. 3
  28. 1 Chronicles 6:11 : [See ver. 4 above]; For ver. 4-6, 11-14, see Ezra 7:1-5
  29. 1 Chronicles 6:11 : 2 Chr. 19:11; Ezra 7:3
  30. 1 Chronicles 6:12 : [Neh. 11:11]
  31. 1 Chronicles 6:13 : 2 Kgs. 22:4; Ezra 7:1
  32. 1 Chronicles 6:14 : 2 Kgs. 25:18
  33. 1 Chronicles 6:15 : [Ezra 3:2]
  34. 1 Chronicles 6:15 : See 2 Kgs. 25:8-21
  35. 1 Chronicles 6:16 : For ver. 16-19, see Ex. 6:16-19
  36. 1 Chronicles 6:17 : [ch. 23:7]
  37. 1 Chronicles 6:18 : ch. 23:12
  38. 1 Chronicles 6:19 : ch. 23:21; [ver. 44, 47]
  39. 1 Chronicles 6:20 : For ver. 20, 21, see ver. 41-43
  40. 1 Chronicles 6:20 : ver. 43
  41. 1 Chronicles 6:22 : For ver. 22-28, see ver. 33-38
  42. 1 Chronicles 6:29 : [ver. 19, 44-47]
  43. 1 Chronicles 6:31 : See ch. 16:4-6
  44. 1 Chronicles 6:31 : See ch. 15:25–16:1; 2 Sam. 6:12-17
  45. 1 Chronicles 6:33 : [ver. 28]
  46. 1 Chronicles 6:39 : ch. 15:17, 19; 2 Chr. 5:12; Ezra 2:41; Neh. 7:44
  47. 1 Chronicles 6:49 : Lev. 1:7, 9
  48. 1 Chronicles 6:49 : Ex. 30:7
  49. 1 Chronicles 6:49 : Ex. 30:10; Lev. 4:20
  50. 1 Chronicles 6:50 : For ver. 50-53, see ver. 4-8
  51. 1 Chronicles 6:54 : Gen. 25:16; Num. 31:10
  52. 1 Chronicles 6:54 : Josh. 21:4, 10
  53. 1 Chronicles 6:56 : [Josh. 14:13; 15:13]
  54. 1 Chronicles 6:57 : For ver. 57-60, see Josh. 21:13-19
  55. 1 Chronicles 6:61 : [ver. 66-70; Josh. 21:5]
  56. 1 Chronicles 6:63 : Josh. 21:7
  57. 1 Chronicles 6:64 : Josh. 21:3
  58. 1 Chronicles 6:65 : See ver. 57-60
  59. 1 Chronicles 6:66 : For ver. 66-70, see Josh. 21:20-26
  60. 1 Chronicles 6:68 : Josh. 12:22; 1 Kgs. 4:12
  61. 1 Chronicles 6:71 : For ver. 71-76, see Josh. 21:27-33
  62. 1 Chronicles 6:71 : Josh. 9:10
  63. 1 Chronicles 6:77 : For ver. 77-81, see Josh. 21:34-39
  64. 1 Chronicles 6:77 : [Josh. 19:12, 13]
  65. 1 Chronicles 6:77 : [Josh. 19:12, 13]
  66. 1 Chronicles 6:78 : Josh. 13:32
  67. 1 Chronicles 6:80 : 1 Kgs. 22:3, 4; 2 Kgs. 9:1, 14
  68. 1 Chronicles 6:80 : See Gen. 32:2
  69. 1 Chronicles 6:81 : Josh. 13:17; 21:39
  70. 1 Chronicles 6:81 : Num. 21:32; Josh. 21:39
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Acts 26

Paul's Defense Before Agrippa

26 So (A)Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense:

“I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today (B)against all the accusations of the Jews, especially because you are familiar with all the (C)customs and (D)controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.

(E)“My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among (F)my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews. They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that (G)according to the strictest (H)party of our (I)religion I have lived as (J)a Pharisee. And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in (K)the promise made by God to our fathers, (L)to which (M)our twelve tribes hope to (N)attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope (O)I am accused by Jews, O king! Why is it thought (P)incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?

(Q)“I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of (R)Jesus of Nazareth. 10 (S)And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority (T)from the chief priests, but (U)when they were put to death I cast my vote against them. 11 And (V)I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them (W)blaspheme, and (X)in raging fury against them I (Y)persecuted them even to foreign cities.

Paul Tells of His Conversion

12 “In this connection (Z)I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me. 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me (AA)in the Hebrew language,[a] ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ 15 And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and (AB)stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, (AC)to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 (AD)delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—(AE)to whom I (AF)am sending you 18 (AG)to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from (AH)the power of Satan to God, that they may receive (AI)forgiveness of sins and (AJ)a place among those who are sanctified (AK)by faith in me.’

19 “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to (AL)the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first (AM)to those in Damascus, (AN)then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also (AO)to the Gentiles, that they should (AP)repent and (AQ)turn to God, performing deeds (AR)in keeping with their repentance. 21 For this reason (AS)the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. 22 (AT)To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so (AU)I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what (AV)the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: 23 (AW)that the Christ (AX)must suffer and that, (AY)by being the first (AZ)to rise from the dead, (BA)he would proclaim (BB)light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”

24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, (BC)you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, (BD)most excellent Festus, but I am speaking (BE)true and (BF)rational words. 26 For (BG)the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be (BH)a Christian?”[b] 29 And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day (BI)might become such as I am—except for (BJ)these chains.”

30 Then the king rose, and (BK)the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them. 31 And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, (BL)“This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment.” 32 And Agrippa said to Festus, (BM)“This man could have been set (BN)free if he had not appealed (BO)to Caesar.”

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 26:14 Or the Hebrew dialect (probably Aramaic)
  2. Acts 26:28 Or In a short time you would persuade me to act like a Christian!

Cross references:

  1. Acts 26:1 : See ch. 9:15
  2. Acts 26:2 : ch. 25:7, 19; [ver. 7]
  3. Acts 26:3 : See ch. 6:14
  4. Acts 26:3 : See ch. 18:15
  5. Acts 26:4 : [Gal. 1:13]
  6. Acts 26:4 : ch. 24:17; 28:19
  7. Acts 26:5 : ch. 22:3
  8. Acts 26:5 : See ch. 24:5
  9. Acts 26:5 : James 1:26, 27
  10. Acts 26:5 : ch. 23:6
  11. Acts 26:6 : See ch. 13:32
  12. Acts 26:7 : [ch. 2:33; Heb. 10:36; 11:13, 39]
  13. Acts 26:7 : Matt. 19:28; Luke 22:30; James 1:1; Rev. 21:12; [Ezra 6:17]
  14. Acts 26:7 : Phil. 3:11
  15. Acts 26:7 : ver. 2
  16. Acts 26:8 : [ch. 17:3; 1 Cor. 15:12]
  17. Acts 26:9 : 1 Tim. 1:13; [John 16:2]; See ch. 3:17
  18. Acts 26:9 : ch. 22:8
  19. Acts 26:10 : See ch. 8:3
  20. Acts 26:10 : ver. 12; ch. 9:1, 2, 14, 21; 22:4, 5
  21. Acts 26:10 : See ch. 22:20
  22. Acts 26:11 : ch. 22:19
  23. Acts 26:11 : See ch. 13:45
  24. Acts 26:11 : ch. 9:1
  25. Acts 26:11 : ch. 22:5
  26. Acts 26:12 : For ver. 12-18, see ch. 9:3-8; 22:6-11
  27. Acts 26:14 : ch. 21:40; 22:2
  28. Acts 26:16 : Ezek. 2:1; Dan. 10:11
  29. Acts 26:16 : See ch. 22:14, 15
  30. Acts 26:17 : [ch. 12:11; 1 Chr. 16:35; Jer. 1:8, 19; 15:20]
  31. Acts 26:17 : See ch. 9:15
  32. Acts 26:17 : [Rom. 11:13; 1 Tim. 2:7]
  33. Acts 26:18 : Isa. 35:5; 42:7
  34. Acts 26:18 : See Luke 22:53; 1 Cor. 5:5
  35. Acts 26:18 : See ch. 5:31
  36. Acts 26:18 : See ch. 20:32
  37. Acts 26:18 : [ch. 15:9; 2 Thess. 2:13]
  38. Acts 26:19 : ver. 13
  39. Acts 26:20 : ch. 9:19, 20
  40. Acts 26:20 : ch. 9:26-29; 22:17-20
  41. Acts 26:20 : See ch. 13:46
  42. Acts 26:20 : See ch. 2:38
  43. Acts 26:20 : See ch. 14:15
  44. Acts 26:20 : Matt. 3:8; Luke 3:8
  45. Acts 26:21 : ch. 21:27, 30, 31; 24:18
  46. Acts 26:22 : 2 Cor. 1:10; [Heb. 13:5, 6]
  47. Acts 26:22 : [Eph. 6:13]
  48. Acts 26:22 : See ch. 10:43; 24:14
  49. Acts 26:23 : [Luke 24:26; Heb. 2:10]; See ch. 3:18
  50. Acts 26:23 : [John 12:34]
  51. Acts 26:23 : 1 Cor. 15:20, 23; Col. 1:18; Rev. 1:5
  52. Acts 26:23 : Rom. 1:4
  53. Acts 26:23 : [Eph. 2:17]
  54. Acts 26:23 : ver. 18; See Luke 2:32
  55. Acts 26:24 : ch. 12:15; [ver. 8; ch. 17:32; 2 Kgs. 9:11; Jer. 29:26; Mark 3:21; John 10:20; 1 Cor. 1:23; 2:14; 4:10]
  56. Acts 26:25 : See ch. 24:2
  57. Acts 26:25 : [2 Pet. 1:16]
  58. Acts 26:25 : [2 Cor. 5:13]
  59. Acts 26:26 : [ver. 3]
  60. Acts 26:28 : ch. 11:26; 1 Pet. 4:16
  61. Acts 26:29 : [1 Cor. 7:7]
  62. Acts 26:29 : See ch. 21:33
  63. Acts 26:30 : See ch. 23:24
  64. Acts 26:31 : See ch. 23:29
  65. Acts 26:32 : ch. 28:18
  66. Acts 26:32 : ch. 25:11; 28:19
  67. Acts 26:32 : See ch. 9:15
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Psalm 6

O Lord, Deliver My Life

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to (A)The Sheminith.[a] A Psalm of David.

O Lord, (B)rebuke me not in your anger,
nor (C)discipline me in your wrath.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
(D)heal me, O Lord, (E)for my bones are troubled.
My (F)soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O Lord(G)how long?

Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
For in (H)death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?

I am (I)weary with my (J)moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
My (K)eye wastes away because of grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.

(L)Depart from me, all you (M)workers of evil,
for the Lord (N)has heard the sound of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my (O)plea;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall (P)turn back and be put to shame in a moment.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 6:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
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Proverbs 18:20-21

20 (A)From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied;
he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
21 (B)Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.

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07/07/2020 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17, Acts 25:1-27, Psalms 5:1-12, Proverbs 18:19

Today is the 7th day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is a joy, it is an honor, it is a privilege just to be in your presence today, just to be here to take the next step forward as we gather around the Global Campfire and just let it go. All the stuff that’s going on, it’s gonna be there in a little while and we can pick it back up and carry on or we can reemerge out of this time with maybe some new perspective and a reminder that we’re not alone, we’re in this together and God will never abandon us. And, so, let’s just still ourselves, open our hearts to God’s word. We have been spending the last couple of days getting into the book of first Chronicles and we’ve talked about it. We’ve talked about first Chronicles. We’ve talked about genealogical names that we’re reading right now. And we’ll continue to read those names today, but hopefully since we talked about it a little bit yesterday, they’ll have some gravity. And soon enough we’ll…we’ll come out of that genealogical section into some of the stories in first Chronicles. We’re also nearing the end of the book of Acts. As we end this week, we will also end the book of Acts. So, let’s dive in. First Chronicles chapter 4 verse 5 through 5 verse 17 today. And, we’re reading from English Standard Version this week.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we can see we’re continuing with the genealogies in first Chronicles.

We can see that Paul, even though he’s like incarcerated and has lost his freedom he’s still on a missionary journey. It’s just that he’s not traveling around. Because he’s incarcerated people are coming to him. So, Paul’s testifying and we’ll continue this tomorrow, but Paul’s testifying with a proconsul in charge of the region on behalf of the Romans and a king today. He’s sharing the way of Jesus with people that he would scarcely even be able to see much less have a conversation with.

And then we get into the book of Proverbs. So, have you ever been offended in your life? That’s kind of a silly question probably. Have you ever been the offender? Have you ever offended anyone? Which is probably equally a silly question, but what does that feel like? What does it feel like when you are offended and the offender is trying somehow to make things right, but you are still in the steam of the moment? Or what does it feel like when you’ve done that? Like, you have made an offensive, you’ve said something to your spouse or whatever. And even as the words are spilling out of your lips, your like, “this is not something I should be saying.” And an offense happens, and you want to go and try to make this right, but you can’t because they’re unyielding. “A brother offended” the Proverb says “is more unyielding than a strong city and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.” Couldn’t be stated more simply than that, couldn’t be more true than that. When we find ourselves locked in an offense, we pull up the castle gates, fill up the moat and become an unyielding strong city. You are not getting in here. Some of this is…is a natural reaction but so often then we do not deal with these offenses. We let some time pass and then maybe there’s just a quick sorry or hug or whatever but the thing is left unresolved and so it’s still in there. And offense after offense after offense after offense and building up over time makes us an offended person. We’re very easily offended because we’ve been hurt and not dealt with it for so long. And, so, that begins to become a stew inside of our hearts that begins to bubble and percolate and boil over, all these unresolved things. And then we’re led into all kinds of assumptions because we’re in isolation. And before you know it, we are a very isolated, very resentful unhealthy person. So, you can look at today’s proverb and say, “yes, I identify. It’s just simply stating a fact. I don’t know exactly what to do about it.” And maybe a natural thing to do is to think that maybe, “well…I just have to be less offensive. Like I’ve gotta have tougher skin and not be so offended.” But actually, it’s not that, it’s dealing with the offense. Because the proverb is talking about a walled city, castle bars, like a closed…closed off unavailable heart. So, nothing…nothing is flowing. Nothing is coming in and out. There is no flow. Everything is walled off and undealt with. So, maybe the antidote here is humility. Maybe the antidote here if you are the offender is true deep humility. And maybe the move here for the offended is grace. Because we consume the grace of God every single day, every single moment. We depend on the mercy of God and He is depending on us extending that mercy into the world. So, if an offense can lock a person down, right, make them all walled city then imagine what repentance can do. Imagine what loyalty and grace and mercy and love can do. Maybe like Jericho, the walls can come tumbling down.

Prayer:

Father. We acknowledge there’s all kinds fences that are broken in our lives - broken relationships, broken stuff. Like, we are broken people and we seek You because there is no way to be restored. We are utterly helpless to change ourselves. And, so we come, and we come believing You will be gracious and merciful, and we come believing that by the power of Your Holy Spirit You will lead us on the narrow path that leads to life. And sometimes the narrow path that leads to life means that we have to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God. And sometimes it means that we have to repent. Sometimes it means that we have to deal with things that are making us all walled city. And, so, whether we are the offender or the offended, because the truth is, we can identify on both sides of this coin. None of us are just perpetually offended, but we do know offending. We are all guilty and we all understand what’s going on here. And, so, we invite Your Holy Spirit to help us deal with some of this so that the walls can come down, so that life can happen. And, so, Father when we offend, let us be humble. Let us first seek restoration and reconciliation in all humility. And when we are the offended help us Father to extend grace and mercy because it’s not gonna be that long before we need it to be extended to us. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

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And today is the 7th of July so I’m probably talking to a lot of you who are out walking, out on a long walk just kinda getting into your day with God, taking that long walk and drinking in the beauty of nature, just getting eyes to see, like to look differently to become aware that life is happening all around us and we were unaware because we were so busy or we were so full of anxiety or fear or whatever. But this is like a reprieve from that, just a break from that, a re-centering, a time to just pour out our hearts, a time to be still and know that He is God, time to listen for His leading and direction as we…you know…as we’re here, like pretty, pretty close to the dead center of the year. And, so, first half of the year has had its trials and it’s been weird and strange, but now we’re heading into the second half of the year and what is that supposed to look like. And, so, that’s really what the long walk is all about. And, so, I’m with you. I’m on the same journey and doing the same thing. And every year it’s so meaningful to just have one day to let it go and ask our Father…like show me how to aim myself, give me the north star and I can follow when it gets so crazy because it’s been so crazy. Show me where I should head so that I don’t get off to the left or off to the right, so that I’m not off in the weeds off the narrow path that leads to life. Show me what I need to know. And I love that He does, and He loves us and that He walks with us when just slow it all down and get comfortable in His presence. So, enjoy your time.

I’ve been mentioning this new resource that released today at midnight. So, it’s available now. It’s called Heart, a contemplative journey. And I thought, after creating all this, I thought this is really…in our community here, this is this is perfect for the long walk because it gets the conversation going. It’s like a guided prayer and then music plays over us as we invite God into all of the different emotions that…that this project contains and lot of the different emotions that we’ve all been feeling. So, it just kind of gets us into that place where we can then…ahh…relax and be with God on this long walk. So, you can find this project and download it today. It’s all available in the iTunes store or in the Google Play store. You search for Hearts, a contemplative journey or you can search for my name and it should come up. And it’s here to accompany us for part…for part of the journey, for part of the day, for a little part of the day to kind of, like I said, move us into the space that we need to be in to just enjoy fellowship with God. And, so, that’s available and is a…is a great accompaniment to the long walk. So, check that out.

And those of you who are all over the world to doing your long walks, wherever it is that you went, wherever it is that you are, out in nature, out in beauty, just snap a picture, maybe you want to shoot a little video and post that to…like as a comment to the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page, which is facebook.com/dailyaudiobible and then we will post them up on the page and just watch as the day unfolds and look at all the different little windows into each other’s lives. And over the next day or two it’s just a beautiful thing to see. So, looking forward to that like every year.

And, so, yeah, I know we’ve already prayed, but let me pray over our long walk. Jesus it’s simple. We’re slowing down the world and stepping away from the world that we’re in but not of and becoming aware that we’re not of it. But this world that You have created is magnificent and Your presence is permeating it all. And, so, come Jesus as we spend this time with You getting reacquainted with the lover of our soul. We love You. Be in and among and through and above and beneath and around us. Give us direction and clarity for the second half of this year we pray. In Your precious name, we ask. Amen.

Song:

In the Garden – Marvin Sapp

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet that the birds they hush their singing
And the melody that He sends to me
Within my heart is still ringing

And, and He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me that I am His own

And the joy we share as we tarry, tarry there
None other has ever, ever known
None other has ever, ever known

None other has ever known
None other has ever known
None other has ever known

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday July 7, 2020 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17

(A)Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah; Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. The sons of Helah: Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan. Koz fathered Anub, Zobebah, and the clans of Aharhel, the son of Harum. Jabez was (B)more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”[a] 10 Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm[b] so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked. 11 Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, fathered Mehir, who fathered Eshton. 12 Eshton fathered Beth-rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of Ir-nahash. These are the men of Recah. 13 The sons of (C)Kenaz: (D)Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.[c] 14 Meonothai fathered Ophrah; and Seraiah fathered Joab, the father of Ge-harashim,[d] so-called because they were craftsmen. 15 The sons of (E)Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the son[e] of Elah: Kenaz. 16 The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 17 The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. These are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married;[f] and she conceived and bore[g] Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa. 18 And his Judahite wife bore (F)Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. 19 The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite. 20 The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-zoheth. 21 The sons of (G)Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the clans of the house of linen workers at Beth-ashbea; 22 and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and returned to Lehem[h] (now the records[i] are ancient). 23 These were the potters who were inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah. They lived there in the king's service.

Descendants of Simeon

24 (H)The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul; 25 Shallum was his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26 The sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son. 27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, (I)nor did all their clan multiply (J)like the men of Judah. 28 (K)They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual, 29 (L)Bilhah, Ezem, (M)Tolad, 30 (N)Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31 Beth-marcaboth, (O)Hazar-susim, (P)Beth-biri, and (Q)Shaaraim. These were their cities until David reigned. 32 And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities, 33 along with all their villages that were around these cities as far as (R)Baal. These were their settlements, and they kept a genealogical record.

34 Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35 Joel, Jehu the son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel, 36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, 37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah— 38 these mentioned by name were princes in their clans, (S)and their fathers' houses increased greatly. 39 They journeyed to the entrance of (T)Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks, 40 where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, (U)quiet, and peaceful, for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham. 41 (V)These, registered by name, came in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and destroyed their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and marked them for destruction to this day, (W)and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42 And some of them, five hundred men of the Simeonites, went to (X)Mount Seir, having as their leaders Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43 And they defeated (Y)the remnant of the Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.

Descendants of Reuben

The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel ((Z)for he was the firstborn, but because (AA)he defiled his father's couch, (AB)his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son; (AC)though Judah became strong among his brothers and a (AD)chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph), the (AE)sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, Beerah his son, whom (AF)Tiglath-pileser[j] king of Assyria carried away into exile; he was a chief of the Reubenites. And his kinsmen by their clans, (AG)when the genealogy of their generations was recorded: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah, and Bela the son of Azaz, son of (AH)Shema, son of Joel, who lived in (AI)Aroer, as far as (AJ)Nebo and (AK)Baal-meon. He also lived to the east as far as the entrance of the desert this side of the Euphrates, because their livestock had multiplied (AL)in the land of Gilead. 10 And in the days of Saul they waged war against the (AM)Hagrites, who fell into their hand. And they lived in their tents throughout all the region east of Gilead.

Descendants of Gad

11 The sons of Gad lived over against them in the land of Bashan as far as (AN)Salecah: 12 Joel the chief, Shapham the second, Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan. 13 And their kinsmen according to their fathers' houses: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia and Eber, seven. 14 These were the sons of Abihail the son of Huri, son of Jaroah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshishai, son of Jahdo, son of Buz. 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was chief in their fathers' houses, 16 and they lived in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasturelands of (AO)Sharon to their limits. 17 All of these were recorded in genealogies in the days of (AP)Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of (AQ)Jeroboam king of Israel.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 4:9 Jabez sounds like the Hebrew for pain
  2. 1 Chronicles 4:10 Or evil
  3. 1 Chronicles 4:13 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks Meonothai
  4. 1 Chronicles 4:14 Ge-harashim means valley of craftsmen
  5. 1 Chronicles 4:15 Hebrew sons
  6. 1 Chronicles 4:17 The clause These are… married is transposed from verse 18
  7. 1 Chronicles 4:17 Hebrew lacks and bore
  8. 1 Chronicles 4:22 Vulgate (compare Septuagint); Hebrew and Jashubi-lahem
  9. 1 Chronicles 4:22 Or matters
  10. 1 Chronicles 5:6 Hebrew Tilgath-pilneser; also verse 26

Cross references:

  1. 1 Chronicles 4:5 : ch. 2:24
  2. 1 Chronicles 4:9 : [Gen. 34:19]
  3. 1 Chronicles 4:13 : Josh. 15:17
  4. 1 Chronicles 4:13 : Judg. 1:13; 3:9, 11
  5. 1 Chronicles 4:15 : Num. 13:6
  6. 1 Chronicles 4:18 : [ver. 4]
  7. 1 Chronicles 4:21 : ch. 2:3; Gen. 38:1, 5; 46:12; Num. 26:20
  8. 1 Chronicles 4:24 : Num. 26:12
  9. 1 Chronicles 4:27 : [ver. 38]
  10. 1 Chronicles 4:27 : [Num. 2:4, 13; 26:14, 22]
  11. 1 Chronicles 4:28 : For ver. 28-33, see Josh. 19:2-8
  12. 1 Chronicles 4:29 : [Josh. 19:3]
  13. 1 Chronicles 4:29 : [Josh. 19:4]
  14. 1 Chronicles 4:30 : [See ver. 29 above]; [Josh. 19:4]
  15. 1 Chronicles 4:31 : [Josh. 19:5, 6]
  16. 1 Chronicles 4:31 : [Josh. 19:5, 6]
  17. 1 Chronicles 4:31 : [Josh. 19:5, 6]
  18. 1 Chronicles 4:33 : [Josh. 19:8]
  19. 1 Chronicles 4:38 : [ver. 27]
  20. 1 Chronicles 4:39 : ver. 4, 18
  21. 1 Chronicles 4:40 : [Judg. 18:7, 27]
  22. 1 Chronicles 4:41 : See ver. 34-38
  23. 1 Chronicles 4:41 : [ch. 5:22]
  24. 1 Chronicles 4:42 : Gen. 36:8
  25. 1 Chronicles 4:43 : [1 Sam. 15:8; 30:17]
  26. 1 Chronicles 5:1 : Gen. 29:32; 49:3
  27. 1 Chronicles 5:1 : Gen. 35:22; 49:4
  28. 1 Chronicles 5:1 : See Gen. 48:15-22
  29. 1 Chronicles 5:2 : See Gen. 49:8-10
  30. 1 Chronicles 5:2 : Mic. 5:2; Matt. 2:6
  31. 1 Chronicles 5:3 : Gen. 46:9; Ex. 6:14; Num. 26:5, 6
  32. 1 Chronicles 5:6 : 2 Chr. 28:20
  33. 1 Chronicles 5:7 : ver. 17
  34. 1 Chronicles 5:8 : [ver. 4]
  35. 1 Chronicles 5:8 : Deut. 2:36; Josh. 13:16
  36. 1 Chronicles 5:8 : Num. 32:3
  37. 1 Chronicles 5:8 : Num. 32:38
  38. 1 Chronicles 5:9 : Josh. 22:9
  39. 1 Chronicles 5:10 : ver. 19, 20; ch. 11:38; 27:30
  40. 1 Chronicles 5:11 : Josh. 12:5; 13:11
  41. 1 Chronicles 5:16 : ch. 27:29
  42. 1 Chronicles 5:17 : 2 Kgs. 15:5, 32
  43. 1 Chronicles 5:17 : 2 Kgs. 14:16, 28
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Acts 25

Paul Appeals to Caesar

25 Now three days after Festus had arrived in (A)the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea. And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews (B)laid out their case against Paul, and they urged him, asking as a favor against Paul[a] that he summon him to Jerusalem—because (C)they were planning an ambush to kill him on the way. Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea and that he himself intended to go there shortly. “So,” said he, “let the men of authority among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them bring charges against him.”

After he stayed among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day he took his seat on (D)the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought. When he had arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him (E)that they could not prove. Paul argued in his defense, “Neither (F)against (G)the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor (H)against Caesar have I committed any offense.” But Festus, (I)wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?” 10 But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar's (J)tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well. 11 If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. (K)I appeal to Caesar.” 12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with his council, answered, “To Caesar you have appealed; to Caesar you shall go.”

Paul Before Agrippa and Bernice

13 Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus. 14 And as they stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, (L)“There is a man left prisoner by Felix, 15 and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews laid out their case (M)against him, asking for a sentence of condemnation against him. 16 (N)I answered them that it was not the custom of the Romans to give up anyone (O)before the accused met the accusers face to face and had opportunity to make his defense concerning the charge laid against him. 17 (P)So when they came together here, I made no delay, but on the next day took my seat on (Q)the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought. 18 When the accusers stood up, they brought no charge in his case of such evils as I supposed. 19 Rather they (R)had certain points of dispute with him about their own religion and about (S)a certain Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive. 20 Being at a loss how to investigate these questions, I (T)asked whether he wanted to go to Jerusalem and be tried there regarding them. 21 But (U)when Paul had appealed to be kept in custody for the decision of (V)the emperor, I ordered him to be held until I could send him to Caesar.” 22 Then (W)Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” said he, “you will hear him.”

23 So on the next day (X)Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and they entered the audience hall with the military tribunes and the prominent men of the city. Then, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. 24 And Festus said, “King Agrippa and all who are present with us, you see this man about whom (Y)the whole Jewish people petitioned me, both in Jerusalem and here, (Z)shouting that he ought not to live any longer. 25 But I found that (AA)he had done nothing deserving death. And (AB)as he himself appealed to (AC)the emperor, I decided to go ahead and send him. 26 But I have nothing definite to write to my lord about him. Therefore I have brought him before you all, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that, after we have examined him, I may have something to write. 27 For it seems to me unreasonable, in sending a prisoner, not to indicate the charges against him.”

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 25:3 Greek him
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Psalm 5

Lead Me in Your Righteousness

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O Lord;
consider my (A)groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my (B)King and my God,
for (C)to you do I pray.
O Lord, in (D)the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[a] and (E)watch.

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
The (F)boastful shall not (G)stand before your eyes;
you (H)hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who speak (I)lies;
the Lord abhors (J)the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will (K)bow down (L)toward your (M)holy temple
in the fear of you.
(N)Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
(O)make your way straight before me.

For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is (P)destruction;
(Q)their throat is (R)an open grave;
they (S)flatter with their tongue.
10 (T)Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them (U)fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.

11 But let all who (V)take refuge in you (W)rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may (X)exult in you.
12 For you (Y)bless the righteous, O Lord;
you (Z)cover him with favor as with (AA)a shield.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 5:3 Or I direct my prayer to you
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Proverbs 18:19

19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

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07/06/2020 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4, Acts 24:1-27, Psalms 4:1-8, Proverbs 18:16-18

Today is the 6th day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we continue our journey forward. And we’ve just recently, yesterday, moved into some new territory in the Old Testament as we begin the books of Chronicles. So, let’s dive in. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. First Chronicles chapter 2 verse 18 through 4 verse 4.

Commentary:

Okay. Just a couple things to point out as we get moved into this new week. In the book of first Chronicles we’re reading a lot of names and, you know, who fathered who and who his son was and then who his son was and then who his son was and then who his son was etc. etc. etc. and this is kind of, you know, the famous portion of the Bible where people are like, “why are all these names in the Bible?” And even as a kid I would encounter this and be like, “why? Why’s this in the Bible? Like, why would we even read this? Who even cares about this?” And…and that kind of holds true up until today where it’s like, “why all the names?” And, you know, when I first began to do this the names, you know, they’re just…they’re…they’re unusual names and difficult to pronounce names, tongue tying kinds of names. So, even I would come passed this and go, “great, this is the Bible. Yes, we need to read this. Yes, yes, yes. But why is this in here anyway?” Until I began to realize this is coming from exile. And then everything started to make sense, because I’ve places where there has been exile and destruction and war and genocide even. And, so when we come to this portion of the Scriptures, we usually talk about this a little bit because when we understand a little bit better it makes us actually want to hear those names. So, I've…I mean I’ve been places in the world that have commemorated the Holocaust in World War II, the, you know, the attempted annihilation of the Jewish people. And there are museums, many throughout the earth that take a look at this. I’ve also been to places like Rwanda in Africa where genocide took place and that…they…they have a completely different way of doing things there. They’ve in some cases just left…left the bodies that have become skeletons where they fell. Like they've…or they’ve collected the bones of people who were just massacred even in places like churches. They just kind of…they didn't…they’re just…their skeletons are there in part so that the horribleness of what happened won’t be forgotten. And it's…well…it’s difficult indeed, but it also makes you never forget, which is kind of the point. The point is to remember so that you don’t have to go this way again, so that nobody, future generations won’t forget either, so that they can come back and see where the road leads if things get out of control. And then of course there are like national museums throughout the earth for some of the atrocities that have happened. And, although I haven’t been to every one of those in the world I’ve been to several and in these usually you usually find a quiet room. Maybe it’s dimly lit. Like in my mind’s eye right now I think of the national genocide memorial in Kigali in Rwanda. And there’s…there’s a room there that’s quiet and there are clothes…there’s clothing there of people that were wearing those clothes when they were murdered. And there’s thousands of photographs of people who were lost. And then this kind of a big round place you can come sit in the middle of the room just, you know, sit quietly and you begin to hear a quiet voice saying name after name after name after name, never-ending so that those names will be spoken out so that they will not be forgotten. And, so, that what happened that took them off the earth will not be forgotten either. So, here in Chronicles Israel as we’ve known it all along the journey that we’ve taken to this point, those people, those 12 tribes are gone. They have no ruling over themselves whatsoever. They have no land. They have no nation. The promised land is gone. The 10 tribes in the north have been carried into exile by the Assyrians and they are gone. Judah has fallen to the Babylonians and the Babylonians have exiled them into Babylon. The homeland is lost. People have been killed. Families have been torn apart. People are all over…all over the place and these names are to remember who they are and what happened to them. And, so, in a real way when we read these names, we’re kind of participating in that same kind of thing. We’re saying them aloud so that they’re not forgotten because the intention here, like the Babylonian intention…intention is to move everybody out of Judah, move them somewhere else, move other people into Judah, so that at some point within the next couple of generations there’s only the Babylonian Empire, like everything’s Babylon. Nobody really has allegiance to some kind homeland and some kind of localized gods and all this kind of stuff. So, they’re trying to obliterate that whereas here in first Chronicles the Hebrew people are trying to not forget who they are, where they came from, and who God is. And that changes things.

And then we flipped over into the book of Acts. We’ve seen Paul go to Jerusalem, even though he knew what was going to happen and it did happen and he is under arrest and he’s had to be spirited out of Jerusalem to Caesarea on the coast where he can be protected because there’s an assassination plot where people have vowed not to eat or drink until they kill Paul. So, it’s pretty serious and Paul for the first time now is Caesarea gets to begin to state his case because the Hebrew people, the elite religious leaders have come to accuse Paul. And, so, what we see now is Paul beginning to share the gospel as a part of his defense and in the process he is sharing the gospel with people that he would never be able to meet with likely, like that he would never be able to sit down and have a conversation with. So, he is sharing the gospel to more powerful people than he had access to. And we see Felix today, summons Paul number of times, even though he’s hoping for a bribe. Paul is able now to have access to powerful people that he would’ve never been able to get to any other way. And, so, we’re seeing the gospel continues even though Paul has lost his freedom.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for the…the way that it reaches into our lives and touches us in so many ways on so many levels. Sometimes it disrupts us. Sometimes we take a step back and go, “wait. What?” Sometimes immense revelation comes flowing into our hearts where things we’ve been struggling with for so many years, all the sudden clarity comes. We are thankful for this. We are thankful for the living word that continues to be alive within us and we thank You for the opportunity to be here every day to take the next step forward. And, so, Father plant the words that we’ve read into our hearts today and may they yield the fruit of the Spirit in our hearts, and may that spill out into the world and may we bring light and good news to everyone within our sphere of influence. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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And what is going on around here is tomorrow. Tomorrow is the 7th of July, which may not look like a holiday on your calendar but it’s our own, it’s our own little Global Campfire holiday, something that we call the long walk. And it’s exactly that. I’ve been talking about it for the last couple weeks. It’s as simple as it sounds. Go for a long walk with God wherever it is that you find beautiful, wherever it is that you can go that you can drink in the fact that God is sustaining this world and pouring out beauty upon us to remind us constantly, but we’ve got our heads in our anxieties and our stresses so much that we not… we’re not even opening our eyes to notice and it’s getting crazier and crazier and crazier the more that we try to do it on our own. And this is that moment where we stop the world and we focus on resetting ourselves for the second half of the year and we have the conversations with the Lord that we need to have that we’ve been too busy that we just haven’t been able to just without interruption just pour ourselves out and we haven’t had the time to sit and listen and be still and know. And, so, every seventh of July we take that day for this purpose. Regroup, reset and move forward into the second half of the year with renewed purpose and renewed awareness of…of what’s going on in our own lives but what’s also going on like we’re participating in as we move forward in time together on this earth. And, so, that's…man…that’s tomorrow.

And we have a new resource, Heart, a contemplative journey that releases tomorrow and will be available for the long walk. You can get it at…at the iTunes store and get it at the Google Play store and have it ready. Like, preorder it today and will be waiting for you tomorrow for your long walk. And it is…it is a conversation starter. It takes us through an hour of guided prayer and contemplative music and leads us to our own hearts, helps us to acknowledge the things we’ve been going through, the things, the emotions that we’ve been feeling and maybe why those emotions have come, and how maybe we’ve misinterpreted things, and invited God…invite…invites God into the midst of it all and is a perfect way to begin the long walk and just move into a different space because that’s really what we need, is to get out of all that’s going on and rest for a day and re-center ourselves on what is true for a day so that we can move into the second half of the year in Spirit and in truth. So, I’m looking forward to it. I hope you’re looking forward to it. It’s definitely a solitary thing to do but it is a community thing that we do. Even though we’re doing it alone all over the world are doing it together. So, I’m just saying wherever you go, and whether you just got in the backyard or whether you go hours…whatever…wherever you go, whatever you do. Maybe you want to take a picture. Maybe you want to take a little video. Maybe you want to remember this day. And post that comment that…at the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page and then we’ll post it up and we just have these windows into the beauty of the earth, into the beauty of the long walk all over the world and just little windows into the places in the world we all live and the beauty of the day. So, I’m looking forward to that and I hope you are too.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday July 6, 2020 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4

18 (A)Caleb the son of Hezron fathered children by his wife Azubah, and by Jerioth; and these were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, (B)Caleb married (C)Ephrath, who bore him (D)Hur. 20 Hur fathered Uri, and Uri fathered (E)Bezalel.

21 Afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of (F)Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old, and she bore him Segub. 22 And Segub fathered Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23 (G)But Geshur and Aram took from them Havvoth-jair, Kenath, and its villages, sixty towns. All these were descendants of Machir, the father of Gilead. 24 After the death of Hezron, (H)Caleb went in to Ephrathah,[a] the wife of Hezron his father, and she bore him (I)Ashhur, the father of Tekoa.

25 The sons of (J)Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron: Ram, his firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel also had another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam. 27 The sons of Ram, the firstborn of Jerahmeel: Maaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28 The sons of Onam: Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai: Nadab and Abishur. 29 The name of Abishur's wife was Abihail, and she bore him Ahban and Molid. 30 The sons of Nadab: Seled and Appaim; and Seled died childless. 31 The son[b] of Appaim: Ishi. (K)The son of Ishi: Sheshan. The son of Sheshan: Ahlai. 32 The sons of Jada, Shammai's brother: Jether and Jonathan; and Jether died childless. 33 The sons of Jonathan: Peleth and Zaza. These were the descendants of Jerahmeel. 34 Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters, but Sheshan had an Egyptian slave whose name was Jarha. 35 So Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to Jarha his slave, and she bore him Attai. 36 Attai fathered Nathan, and Nathan fathered (L)Zabad. 37 (M)Zabad fathered Ephlal, and Ephlal fathered (N)Obed. 38 Obed fathered Jehu, and Jehu fathered Azariah. 39 Azariah fathered Helez, and Helez fathered Eleasah. 40 Eleasah fathered Sismai, and Sismai fathered Shallum. 41 Shallum fathered Jekamiah, and Jekamiah fathered (O)Elishama.

42 The sons of (P)Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel: Mareshah[c] his firstborn, who fathered Ziph. The son[d] of Mareshah: (Q)Hebron.[e] 43 The sons of Hebron: Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema. 44 Shema fathered Raham, the father of Jorkeam; and Rekem fathered Shammai. 45 The son of Shammai: Maon; and Maon fathered Beth-zur. 46 Ephah also, Caleb's concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez; and Haran fathered Gazez. 47 The sons of Jahdai: Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48 Maacah, Caleb's concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea; and the (R)daughter of Caleb was Achsah. 50 These were the descendants of Caleb.

The sons[f] of Hur the firstborn of (S)Ephrathah: Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim, 51 (T)Salma, the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth-gader. 52 Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim had other sons: (U)Haroeh, half of the Menuhoth. 53 And the clans of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; from these came the (V)Zorathites and the Eshtaolites. 54 The sons of Salma: Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites. 55 The clans also of the scribes who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites and the Sucathites. These are the (W)Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of (X)the house of Rechab.

Descendants of David

(Y)These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite; the second, (Z)Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite, the third, Absalom, whose mother was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith; the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife Eglah; six were born to him in Hebron, (AA)where he reigned for seven years and six months. (AB)And he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem. (AC)These were born to him in Jerusalem: (AD)Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and (AE)Solomon, four by (AF)Bath-shua, the daughter of (AG)Ammiel; then Ibhar, (AH)Elishama, Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, (AI)Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine. All these were David's sons, besides the sons of the concubines, (AJ)and Tamar was their sister.

10 The son of Solomon was (AK)Rehoboam, (AL)Abijah his son, (AM)Asa his son, (AN)Jehoshaphat his son, 11 (AO)Joram his son, (AP)Ahaziah his son, (AQ)Joash his son, 12 (AR)Amaziah his son, (AS)Azariah his son, (AT)Jotham his son, 13 (AU)Ahaz his son, (AV)Hezekiah his son, (AW)Manasseh his son, 14 (AX)Amon his son, (AY)Josiah his son. 15 The sons of Josiah: (AZ)Johanan the firstborn, the second (BA)Jehoiakim, the third (BB)Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. 16 The descendants of (BC)Jehoiakim: (BD)Jeconiah his son, (BE)Zedekiah his son; 17 and the sons of Jeconiah, the (BF)captive: (BG)Shealtiel his son, 18 Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah; 19 and the sons of Pedaiah: (BH)Zerubbabel and Shimei; and the sons of (BI)Zerubbabel: Meshullam and Hananiah, and Shelomith was their sister; 20 and Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-hesed, five. 21 The sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, his son[g] Rephaiah, his son Arnan, his son Obadiah, his son Shecaniah. 22 The son[h] of Shecaniah: (BJ)Shemaiah. And the sons of Shemaiah: (BK)Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat, six. 23 The sons of Neariah: Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam, three. 24 The sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani, seven.

Descendants of Judah

(BL)The sons of Judah: (BM)Perez, Hezron, (BN)Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. (BO)Reaiah the son of Shobal fathered Jahath, and Jahath fathered Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the (BP)Zorathites. These were the sons[i] of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi, and (BQ)Penuel fathered (BR)Gedor, and Ezer fathered Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of (BS)Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 2:24 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew in Caleb Ephrathah
  2. 1 Chronicles 2:31 Hebrew sons; three times in this verse
  3. 1 Chronicles 2:42 Septuagint; Hebrew Mesha
  4. 1 Chronicles 2:42 Hebrew sons
  5. 1 Chronicles 2:42 Hebrew the father of Hebron
  6. 1 Chronicles 2:50 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew son
  7. 1 Chronicles 3:21 Septuagint (compare Syriac, Vulgate); Hebrew sons of; four times in this verse
  8. 1 Chronicles 3:22 Hebrew sons
  9. 1 Chronicles 4:3 Septuagint (compare Vulgate); Hebrew father

Cross references:

  1. 1 Chronicles 2:18 : [ver. 9]
  2. 1 Chronicles 2:19 : [See ver. 18 above]; [ver. 9]
  3. 1 Chronicles 2:19 : [ver. 50]
  4. 1 Chronicles 2:19 : Ex. 17:10, 12; 24:14
  5. 1 Chronicles 2:20 : Ex. 31:2
  6. 1 Chronicles 2:21 : Num. 27:1
  7. 1 Chronicles 2:23 : [Num. 32:41, 42; Deut. 3:14; Josh. 13:30]
  8. 1 Chronicles 2:24 : ver. 19, 50
  9. 1 Chronicles 2:24 : ch. 4:5
  10. 1 Chronicles 2:25 : ver. 9
  11. 1 Chronicles 2:31 : [ver. 34, 35]
  12. 1 Chronicles 2:36 : ch. 11:41
  13. 1 Chronicles 2:37 : [See ver. 36 above]; ch. 11:41
  14. 1 Chronicles 2:37 : [2 Chr. 23:1]
  15. 1 Chronicles 2:41 : 2 Kgs. 25:25
  16. 1 Chronicles 2:42 : ver. 9
  17. 1 Chronicles 2:42 : See Josh. 14:13
  18. 1 Chronicles 2:49 : [Josh. 15:17; Judg. 1:13]
  19. 1 Chronicles 2:50 : ch. 4:4; [ver. 19]
  20. 1 Chronicles 2:51 : [ch. 4:4]
  21. 1 Chronicles 2:52 : [ch. 4:2]
  22. 1 Chronicles 2:53 : ch. 4:2
  23. 1 Chronicles 2:55 : Judg. 1:16
  24. 1 Chronicles 2:55 : 2 Kgs. 10:15; Jer. 35:2
  25. 1 Chronicles 3:1 : For ver. 1-4, see 2 Sam. 3:2-5
  26. 1 Chronicles 3:1 : [2 Sam. 3:3]
  27. 1 Chronicles 3:4 : 2 Sam. 2:11
  28. 1 Chronicles 3:4 : 2 Sam. 5:5
  29. 1 Chronicles 3:5 : For ver. 5-8, see ch. 14:4-7; 2 Sam. 5:14-16
  30. 1 Chronicles 3:5 : [ch. 14:4; 2 Sam. 5:14]
  31. 1 Chronicles 3:5 : 2 Sam. 12:24
  32. 1 Chronicles 3:5 : [2 Sam. 11:3]
  33. 1 Chronicles 3:5 : [2 Sam. 11:3]
  34. 1 Chronicles 3:6 : [ch. 14:5; 2 Sam. 5:15]
  35. 1 Chronicles 3:8 : [ch. 14:7]
  36. 1 Chronicles 3:9 : 2 Sam. 13:1
  37. 1 Chronicles 3:10 : 1 Kgs. 11:43
  38. 1 Chronicles 3:10 : [1 Kgs. 14:31; 15:1]
  39. 1 Chronicles 3:10 : 1 Kgs. 15:8
  40. 1 Chronicles 3:10 : 1 Kgs. 15:24
  41. 1 Chronicles 3:11 : 2 Kgs. 8:16
  42. 1 Chronicles 3:11 : 2 Kgs. 8:24; [2 Chr. 21:17; 22:6]
  43. 1 Chronicles 3:11 : 2 Kgs. 11:2
  44. 1 Chronicles 3:12 : 2 Kgs. 12:21
  45. 1 Chronicles 3:12 : [2 Kgs. 15:30]
  46. 1 Chronicles 3:12 : 2 Kgs. 15:7
  47. 1 Chronicles 3:13 : 2 Kgs. 15:38
  48. 1 Chronicles 3:13 : 2 Kgs. 16:20
  49. 1 Chronicles 3:13 : 2 Kgs. 20:21
  50. 1 Chronicles 3:14 : 2 Kgs. 21:18
  51. 1 Chronicles 3:14 : 2 Kgs. 21:26
  52. 1 Chronicles 3:15 : [2 Kgs. 23:30]
  53. 1 Chronicles 3:15 : [2 Kgs. 23:34]
  54. 1 Chronicles 3:15 : [2 Kgs. 24:17]
  55. 1 Chronicles 3:16 : [Matt. 1:11]
  56. 1 Chronicles 3:16 : [2 Kgs. 24:6; Jer. 22:24]
  57. 1 Chronicles 3:16 : [2 Kgs. 24:17]
  58. 1 Chronicles 3:17 : 2 Kgs. 24:15
  59. 1 Chronicles 3:17 : Ezra 3:2; 5:2; Hag. 1:1, 12, 14; 2:2, 23; Matt. 1:12; Luke 3:27
  60. 1 Chronicles 3:19 : Ezra 2:2; Hag. 1:1, 12, 14; Zech. 4:6
  61. 1 Chronicles 3:19 : Ezra 2:2; Hag. 1:1, 12, 14; Zech. 4:6
  62. 1 Chronicles 3:22 : Neh. 3:29
  63. 1 Chronicles 3:22 : Ezra 8:2
  64. 1 Chronicles 4:1 : [Gen. 46:12]
  65. 1 Chronicles 4:1 : Gen. 38:29
  66. 1 Chronicles 4:1 : ch. 2:7
  67. 1 Chronicles 4:2 : [ch. 2:52]
  68. 1 Chronicles 4:2 : ch. 2:53
  69. 1 Chronicles 4:4 : [ver. 18]
  70. 1 Chronicles 4:4 : ver. 18, 39
  71. 1 Chronicles 4:4 : [Gen. 35:19; ch. 2:50, 51]
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Acts 24

Paul Before Felix at Caesarea

24 And (A)after five days the high priest (B)Ananias came down with some elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before (C)the governor their case against Paul. And when he had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying:

“Since through you we enjoy much peace, and since by your foresight, (D)most excellent Felix, reforms are being made for this nation, in every way and everywhere we accept this with all gratitude. But, to detain[a] you no further, I beg you in your kindness to hear us briefly. For we have found this man a plague, (E)one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world and is a ringleader of (F)the sect of the Nazarenes. (G)He even tried to profane the temple, but we seized him.[b] By examining him yourself you will be able to find out from him about everything of which we accuse him.”

The Jews also joined in the charge, affirming that all these things were so.

10 And when the governor had nodded to him to speak, Paul replied:

“Knowing that for many years you have been a judge over this nation, I cheerfully make my defense. 11 You can verify that (H)it is not more than twelve days since I (I)went up (J)to worship in Jerusalem, 12 and (K)they did not find me disputing with anyone or stirring up a crowd, either in the temple or in the synagogues or in the city. 13 (L)Neither can they prove to you what they now bring up against me. 14 But this I confess to you, that according to (M)the Way, which they call (N)a sect, (O)I worship (P)the God of our fathers, believing everything (Q)laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, 15 (R)having (S)a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be (T)a resurrection (U)of both the just and the unjust. 16 So I always (V)take pains to have a (W)clear conscience toward both God and man. 17 Now (X)after several years (Y)I came to bring alms to (Z)my nation and to present (AA)offerings. 18 While I was doing this, they found me (AB)purified in the temple, without any crowd or tumult. But (AC)some Jews from Asia— 19 (AD)they ought to be here before you and to make an accusation, should they have anything against me. 20 Or else let these men themselves say what wrongdoing they found when I stood before the council, 21 other than this one thing (AE)that I cried out while standing among them: ‘It is with respect to the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you this day.’”

Paul Kept in Custody

22 But Felix, having a rather accurate knowledge of (AF)the Way, put them off, saying, “When Lysias the tribune comes down, I will decide your case.” 23 Then he gave orders to the centurion that he (AG)should be kept in custody but have some liberty, and that (AH)none of his friends should be prevented from attending to his needs.

24 After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, and he sent for Paul and heard him speak about (AI)faith (AJ)in Christ Jesus. 25 And as he reasoned (AK)about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. (AL)When I get an opportunity I will summon you.” 26 At the same time he hoped (AM)that money would be given him by Paul. So he sent for him often and conversed with him. 27 When two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius (AN)Festus. And (AO)desiring to do the Jews a favor, (AP)Felix left Paul in prison.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 24:4 Or weary
  2. Acts 24:6 Some manuscripts add and we would have judged him according to our law. 7But the chief captain Lysias came and with great violence took him out of our hands, 8commanding his accusers to come before you.
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 4

Answer Me When I Call

To the (A)choirmaster: with (B)stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

Answer me when I call, O God of my (C)righteousness!
You have (D)given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

O men,[a] how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after (E)lies? Selah
But know that the Lord has (F)set apart (G)the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.

(H)Be angry,[b] and do not sin;
(I)ponder in your own hearts (J)on your beds, and be silent. Selah
Offer (K)right sacrifices,
and put your (L)trust in the Lord.

There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
(M)Lift up (N)the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”
You have put (O)more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.

In peace I will both (P)lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me (Q)dwell in safety.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 4:2 Or O men of rank
  2. Psalm 4:4 Or Be agitated
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Proverbs 18:16-18

16 A man's (A)gift makes room for him
and brings him before the great.
17 The one who states his case first seems right,
until the other comes and examines him.
18 (B)The lot puts an end to quarrels
and decides between powerful contenders.

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07/05/2020 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17, Acts 23:11-35, Psalms 3:1-8, Proverbs 18:14-15

Today is the 5th day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is great to be here with you today. I trust you are doing well wherever you are on this big beautiful planet that God has given us as a gift to dwell upon. And what a joy it is that we share in this particular patch of history together. And, so, that’s what allows us to be here now and take the next step forward. And that next step forward is going to lead us into a new book. So, we concluded the book of second Kings in the Old Testament yesterday and the book of second Kings ends in a very dire kind of way. So, while we were moving our way through second Kings, the Assyrians invaded the north, right, and the 10 tribes of the nation of Israel or conquered and deported or exiled and new people were brought in. And Assyria is in control of that region but then in yesterday’s reading we saw the Babylonian Empire invade Judah and a lot of back-and-forth over a lot of years. They were kind of a vassal state, etc. etc. but ultimately Babylon came and surrounded Jerusalem and broke in and destroyed it utterly including demolishing the temple of God and burning Jerusalem to the ground and deporting or exiling Jerusalem, but also Judah. So, yeah, the thing is that we need to understand is that these people that we’ve been traveling with since the book of Genesis, we watched them form, we traveled with them. It’s over. Like ancient Israel as we knew it is over, the people are in exile. The people of the north, the kingdom of Israel, they’re gone. They’ve been assimilated. They’ll never be cohesive tribes ever again. Meanwhile, the people of Judah are exiled in Babylon and we’ll continue this story and see that the remnant is allowed to return to Jerusalem eventually, but things are never ever, ever gonna be the same. So, we just crossed a threshold and we’re kind of moving into what comes next, because what came before is no more.

Introduction to the book of Chronicles:

And, so, today we’re moving into the book of…books of Chronicles, so first and second Chronicles. And we’re not really sure who wrote, who collected the Chronicles, but there are Jewish traditions that suggest Ezra the priest was involved in this. And there isn’t even a total consensus among biblical scholars about the dating of the Chronicles, but we can generally assume that these were written probably four, four and a half centuries before the common era, so before the time of Jesus. And if that’s true, that would make the writings contemporary with the priest Ezra. So, what we’re gonna do is begin to read this and all of a sudden, things will probably sound familiar, like, “didn’t we read this already? Like, I remember this” because first and second Chronicles is gonna cover a lot of the same territory that we were covering while we were moving through the books of Samuel and the books of the Kings but the whole story is coming from a different perspective. Chronicles will look at the same history that we’ve just gone through, but it will be looking through the eyes of the priests, whereas we have previously been…been looking at the Kings. So, we ended Kings, second Kings yesterday as Judah was…was defeated and the exile began to Babylon. And, like I just said, that ended the ancient era of the promised land. The books of first and second Chronicles that we’re heading into now would have then been composed or written down from this exile. And for lots of reasons, but one reason would be the empire building tactics at this time were to deport or exile people into other conquered lands while rotating in other conquered peoples, right, so that a common story could be built while the ancient homeland story would be eradicated over time. So, these things are written down to remind the children of Israel who they even are and where they came from and what their origin is and who God is. And, so, it’s chronicling this. And, so, the first nine chapters that we’re about to cover, they’ll be a lot of genealogy. And this is the part of the Bible, we get to these hard to pronounce names and we start wondering, “like, why am I reading page after page of names?” But as we go through this we’ll see that these names are important, they tell a story. They tell generation after generation after generation. This is exile, people have been killed, families have been split apart and sent to different regions or cities. Things aren’t gonna be the same again. But then there’s these names, these names in the book of Chronicles, and they’re there as a testament, as a witness to the people that were there and who they were and how they all lined up together to be this common family, the children of Israel. And, so, let’s dive in. First Chronicles chapter 1 verse 1 through 2:17. And we’ll read from the English Standard Version this week.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word as we do every day because it is the context for why we are even here, and the centerpiece for why there is a community around this Global Campfire. And, so, we are grateful for Your word and the rhythm that it brings into our lives, day by day step-by-step forward. Certainly, forward in time, forward through a year, forward to life, but forward in life as well as we learn and grow and deepen our understanding and press into deeper depths of relationship with You. And, so, we are grateful. And as we move into this shiny sparkly new week, we invite Your Holy Spirit to lead and guide our steps in all that we do and all that we say and all that we think. Come Jesus we ask. In Your mighty name, we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

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And it’s just a couple of days from now. The day after tomorrow is the 7th of July and we’ve been talking about the 7th of July I guess for the last week and half, two weeks. It’s the Daily Audio Bible long walk. It’s a day that we go for a long walk with God, open our hearts to all that He has to say, say everything that we need to say uninterrupted and just allow a day with God to refocus and re-center us. It’s incredible what getting still can do. And, so, that’s coming up on Tuesday. Go somewhere…I mean it’s simple. Go somewhere beautiful weather near or far and take the day and go for a walk and…and enjoy the serenity of nature, the beauty of God’s creation and feel God’s presence all around you and say what you need to say and hear what you need to hear.

And this year we have a new resource that’s just perfect for the long walk. It’s called Heart, a contemplative journey and it’s kind of a guided prayer and a musical healing journey. It’s something that’s kind of come out of my own life over the last couple of years and it’s just fantastic conversation starter for the long walk. So, check that resource out. It is available for preorder at iTunes in the iTunes store or in the Google Play store, you know, where you get your music. And just search for Hearts, a contemplative journey, or you can search for my name and you’ll find it and it’ll to be available on Tuesday in time for the long walk. So, check that out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com as well. And I cannot thank you enough as we move into the summer months for your partnership. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement you can in the Hotline button in the app, which is the little red button at the top or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

07/04/2020 DAB Transcript

2 Kings 23:31-25:30, Acts 22:17-23:10, Psalms 2:1-12, Proverbs 18:13

Today is the 4th day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today. Happy 4th of July. It’s a major national holiday in the United States, Independence Day. It also happens to be my wife Jill’s birthday, so she gets a grand celebration every year. So, happy birthday, Jill. And here we are at the end of…end of another week together. And this week…this week transitioned us from one month to another and we’ll spend our first full week in the month of July, beginning tomorrow. But we are here and let’s take the next step forward. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Second Kings chapter 23 verse 31 through 25 verse 30.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another week together in Your word. We thank You for bringing us safely and successfully into this, the 7th month of the year and Father we thank You for our freedoms and I…I thank You for the birth of the little baby who would become a girl who would become a woman and would one day become a wife, my wife, and I thank You for her. And Father as we move forward into this month fully in the coming week, we invite Your Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. Direct our steps, direct our thoughts and emotions, direct our intentions, guide our wills. We surrender to You. We throw our hands up in surrender, and worship. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website, its home base, its where you find out what’s going on around here. It’s the 4th of July so it’s like a major national holiday in the United States. It’s my wife’s birthday as I mentioned earlier. So, that's…that’s for sure what’s going on, at least in my neck of the woods and I certainly wish Jill a happy birthday. I don’t think any of this would here without…without my wife. The greatest things in my life have to do with her. So, I am personally grateful. And, so, those of us in United States we’re takin’ a day, but then in a couple of days from now, Tuesday the 7th of July, we as a community take a day and it’s called the long walk.

And we’ve talking about it so your pretty aware of what’s going on, but it’s a long walk that I’m looking forward to. I…I think we are all probably generally on the same page. Like I’m more worn out halfway through the year then I remember just because it’s been so strange. And I went into the year and thinking, just this year of “Vision”, it’s 2020, we’re gonna see clear. And I, you know, you come into that with preconceived notions and I feel like actually we’re…we’re opening our eyes. Like we’re seeing things and in ways that we haven’t before. It just hasn’t been easy. And, so, this 7th of July just to have a day to walk, to pray, to contemplate, to rejuvenate, to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation that unfolds before us all of the time, constantly, but we’re rarely paying attention to have that, to regroup, resettle, refocus the move into the second half of the year is very valuable thing this year.

And I’ve been talking about the resource that releases on the 7th of July in time for the long walk, it’s called Heart, a contemplative journey. And it really is a conversation starter, a way of moving into the long walk, a way of acknowledging and opening our hearts to the emotions that we’ve been feeling and invite God into those things. Allowing Him to speak into those things is gonna be really helpful. So, that’s available for preorder now. It releases on the 7th of July in time for the long walk. It’ll just be there waiting for you. So, at the iTunes store at the Google Play store just search for Heart, a contemplative journey or you can search for my name and be able to find there. So, those are the things that are coming up and I’m really looking forward, actually really looking forward to Tuesday. So, make plans to take some time. Go for a long walk with God.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There is a link on the homepage, and I thank you profoundly and humbly for your partnership. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app, which is the little button, red button at the top or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday July 5, 2020 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17

From Adam to Abraham

[a] (A)Adam, Seth, Enosh; (B)Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared; Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech; Noah, (C)Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

(D)The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath,[b] and Togarmah. The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.

(E)The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan. The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. 10 Cush fathered Nimrod. He was the first on earth to be a mighty man.[c]

11 (F)Egypt fathered Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, 12 Pathrusim, Casluhim (from whom the Philistines came), and Caphtorim.

13 Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn and Heth, 14 and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, 15 the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, 16 the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites.

17 (G)The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. And the sons of Aram:[d] Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech. 18 Arpachshad fathered Shelah, and Shelah fathered Eber. 19 To Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg[e] (for in his days the earth was divided), and his brother's name was Joktan. 20 Joktan fathered Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22 Obal,[f] Abimael, Sheba, 23 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.

24 (H)Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah; 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu; 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah; 27 Abram, that is, Abraham.

From Abraham to Jacob

28 The sons of Abraham: (I)Isaac and (J)Ishmael. 29 (K)These are their genealogies: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael. 32 (L)The sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan. 33 The sons of Midian: Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the descendants of Keturah.

34 Abraham fathered (M)Isaac. The sons of Isaac: (N)Esau and (O)Israel. 35 (P)The sons of Esau: Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 36 The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz, and of Timna,[g] Amalek. 37 The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

38 (Q)The sons of Seir: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. 39 The sons of Lotan: Hori and Hemam;[h] and Lotan's sister was Timna. 40 The sons of Shobal: Alvan,[i] Manahath, Ebal, Shepho,[j] and Onam. The sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. 41 The son[k] of Anah: Dishon. The sons of Dishon: Hemdan,[l] Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran. 42 The sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.[m] The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

43 (R)These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the people of Israel: Bela the son of Beor, the name of his city being Dinhabah. 44 Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of (S)Bozrah reigned in his place. 45 Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the (T)Temanites reigned in his place. 46 Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, reigned in his place, the name of his city being Avith. 47 Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place. 48 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates[n] reigned in his place. 49 Shaul died, and Baal-hanan, the son of Achbor, reigned in his place. 50 Baal-hanan died, and Hadad reigned in his place, the name of his city being Pai; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. 51 And Hadad died.

The chiefs of Edom were: chiefs Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 52 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 54 Magdiel, and Iram; these are the chiefs of Edom.

A Genealogy of David

These are the sons of (U)Israel: (V)Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, (W)Issachar, Zebulun, (X)Dan, (Y)Joseph, (Z)Benjamin, (AA)Naphtali, (AB)Gad, and Asher. (AC)The sons of Judah: (AD)Er, Onan and Shelah; these three Bath-shua the Canaanite bore to him. Now Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death. His daughter-in-law (AE)Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.

The (AF)sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul. The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five in all. The son[o] of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who (AG)broke faith in the matter of the devoted thing; and Ethan's son was Azariah.

The sons of Hezron that were born to him: Jerahmeel, (AH)Ram, and (AI)Chelubai. 10 (AJ)Ram fathered Amminadab, and (AK)Amminadab fathered (AL)Nahshon, prince of the sons of Judah. 11 Nahshon fathered (AM)Salmon,[p] Salmon fathered (AN)Boaz, 12 Boaz fathered Obed, (AO)Obed fathered Jesse. 13 (AP)Jesse fathered Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, (AQ)Shimea the third, 14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, (AR)David the seventh. 16 And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. (AS)The sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three. 17 (AT)Abigail bore Amasa, and the father of Amasa was (AU)Jether the Ishmaelite.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 1:1 Many names in these genealogies are spelled differently in other biblical books
  2. 1 Chronicles 1:6 Septuagint; Hebrew Diphath
  3. 1 Chronicles 1:10 Or He began to be a mighty man on the earth
  4. 1 Chronicles 1:17 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks And the sons of Aram
  5. 1 Chronicles 1:19 Peleg means division
  6. 1 Chronicles 1:22 Septuagint, Syriac (compare Genesis 10:28); Hebrew Ebal
  7. 1 Chronicles 1:36 Septuagint (compare Genesis 36:12); Hebrew lacks and of
  8. 1 Chronicles 1:39 Septuagint (compare Genesis 36:22); Hebrew Homam
  9. 1 Chronicles 1:40 Septuagint (compare Genesis 36:23); Hebrew Alian
  10. 1 Chronicles 1:40 Septuagint (compare Genesis 36:23); Hebrew Shephi
  11. 1 Chronicles 1:41 Hebrew sons
  12. 1 Chronicles 1:41 Septuagint (compare Genesis 36:26); Hebrew Hamran
  13. 1 Chronicles 1:42 Septuagint (compare Genesis 36:27); Hebrew Jaakan
  14. 1 Chronicles 1:48 Hebrew the River
  15. 1 Chronicles 2:7 Hebrew sons
  16. 1 Chronicles 2:11 Septuagint (compare Ruth 4:21); Hebrew Salma

Cross references:

  1. 1 Chronicles 1:1 : Gen. 4:25, 26; 5:3, 6
  2. 1 Chronicles 1:2 : For ver. 2-4, see Gen. 5:9-32
  3. 1 Chronicles 1:4 : Gen. 6:10; 9:18
  4. 1 Chronicles 1:5 : For ver. 5-7, see Gen. 10:2-4
  5. 1 Chronicles 1:8 : For ver. 8-10, see Gen. 10:6-8
  6. 1 Chronicles 1:11 : For ver. 11-16, see Gen. 10:10-18
  7. 1 Chronicles 1:17 : For ver. 17-23, see Gen. 10:22-29
  8. 1 Chronicles 1:24 : For ver. 24, 27, see Gen. 11:10-26; Luke 3:34-36
  9. 1 Chronicles 1:28 : Gen. 21:2, 3
  10. 1 Chronicles 1:28 : Gen. 16:11, 15
  11. 1 Chronicles 1:29 : For ver. 29-31, see Gen. 25:13-16
  12. 1 Chronicles 1:32 : For ver. 32, 33, see Gen. 25:1-4
  13. 1 Chronicles 1:34 : [See ver. 28 above]; Gen. 21:2, 3
  14. 1 Chronicles 1:34 : Gen. 25:25, 26
  15. 1 Chronicles 1:34 : Gen. 32:28
  16. 1 Chronicles 1:35 : For ver. 35-37, see Gen. 36:4, 5, 9-13
  17. 1 Chronicles 1:38 : For ver. 38-42, see Gen. 36:20-28
  18. 1 Chronicles 1:43 : For ver. 43-54, see Gen. 36:31-43
  19. 1 Chronicles 1:44 : Isa. 34:6; 63:1
  20. 1 Chronicles 1:45 : Gen. 36:11; Job 2:11; Jer. 49:7, 20; Ezek. 25:13
  21. 1 Chronicles 2:1 : ch. 1:34
  22. 1 Chronicles 2:1 : Gen. 29:32-35
  23. 1 Chronicles 2:1 : Gen. 30:18-20
  24. 1 Chronicles 2:2 : Gen. 30:6
  25. 1 Chronicles 2:2 : Gen. 30:22-24
  26. 1 Chronicles 2:2 : Gen. 35:18
  27. 1 Chronicles 2:2 : Gen. 30:8
  28. 1 Chronicles 2:2 : Gen. 30:10-13
  29. 1 Chronicles 2:3 : Gen. 38:2-5; 46:12
  30. 1 Chronicles 2:3 : Gen. 38:7
  31. 1 Chronicles 2:4 : Gen. 38:11, 14, 29, 30; Ruth 4:12; Matt. 1:3
  32. 1 Chronicles 2:5 : Gen. 46:12; Ruth 4:18
  33. 1 Chronicles 2:7 : Josh. 6:18; 7:1
  34. 1 Chronicles 2:9 : Ruth 4:19; Matt. 1:3, 4
  35. 1 Chronicles 2:9 : [ver. 13, 42]
  36. 1 Chronicles 2:10 : [See ver. 9 above]; Ruth 4:19; Matt. 1:3, 4
  37. 1 Chronicles 2:10 : Ruth 4:19; Matt. 1:4
  38. 1 Chronicles 2:10 : Num. 1:7; 2:3
  39. 1 Chronicles 2:11 : [Ruth 4:20, 21; Matt. 1:4]
  40. 1 Chronicles 2:11 : Ruth 4:21, 22; Matt. 1:5, 6
  41. 1 Chronicles 2:12 : [See ver. 11 above]; Ruth 4:21, 22; Matt. 1:5, 6
  42. 1 Chronicles 2:13 : 1 Sam. 16:6, 8; 17:13
  43. 1 Chronicles 2:13 : [1 Sam. 16:9; 17:13]
  44. 1 Chronicles 2:15 : [1 Sam. 16:10; 17:12, 14]
  45. 1 Chronicles 2:16 : 2 Sam. 2:18
  46. 1 Chronicles 2:17 : [2 Sam. 17:25]
  47. 1 Chronicles 2:17 : [2 Sam. 17:25]
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Acts 23:11-35

11 (A)The following night (B)the Lord stood by him and said, (C)“Take courage, for (D)as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must (E)testify also in Rome.”

A Plot to Kill Paul

12 When it was day, (F)the Jews made a plot and (G)bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. 13 There were more than forty who made this conspiracy. 14 They went to the chief priests and elders and said, “We have strictly bound ourselves by an oath to taste no food till we have killed Paul. 15 Now therefore you, along with the council, give notice to the tribune to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case more exactly. And we are ready to kill him before he comes near.”

16 Now the son of Paul's sister heard of their ambush, so he went and entered (H)the barracks and told Paul. 17 Paul called one of the centurions and said, “Take this young man to the tribune, for he has something to tell him.” 18 So he took him and brought him to the tribune and said, “Paul (I)the prisoner called me and asked me to bring this young man to you, as he has something to say to you.” 19 The tribune took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, “What is it that you have to tell me?” 20 And he said, (J)“The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though they were going to inquire somewhat more closely about him. 21 But do not be persuaded by them, for more than forty of their men are lying in ambush for him, who (K)have bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they have killed him. And now they are ready, waiting for your consent.” 22 So the tribune dismissed the young man, charging him, “Tell no one that you have informed me of these things.”

Paul Sent to Felix the Governor

23 Then he called two of the centurions and said, “Get ready two hundred soldiers, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go as far as Caesarea at the third hour of the night.[a] 24 Also provide mounts for Paul to ride and bring him safely to (L)Felix (M)the governor.” 25 And he wrote a letter to this effect:

26 “Claudius Lysias, to (N)his Excellency the governor Felix, (O)greetings. 27 (P)This man was seized by the Jews and (Q)was about to be killed by them (R)when I came upon them with the soldiers and rescued him, (S)having learned that he was a Roman citizen. 28 And (T)desiring to know the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their council. 29 I found that he was being accused (U)about questions of their law, but (V)charged with nothing deserving death or imprisonment. 30 (W)And when it was disclosed to me (X)that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, (Y)ordering his accusers also to state before you what they have against him.”

31 So the soldiers, according to their instructions, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. 32 And on the next day they returned to (Z)the barracks, letting the horsemen go on with him. 33 When they had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they presented Paul also before him. 34 On reading the letter, he asked what (AA)province he was from. And when he learned (AB)that he was from Cilicia, 35 he said, “I will give you a hearing (AC)when your accusers arrive.” And he commanded him to be guarded in Herod's (AD)praetorium.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 23:23 That is, 9 p.m.
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Psalm 3

Save Me, O My God

A Psalm of David, (A)when he fled from Absalom his son.

O Lord, (B)how many are my foes!
Many are (C)rising against me;
many are saying of my soul,
(D)“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah[a]

But you, O Lord, are (E)a shield (F)about me,
my glory, and (G)the lifter of my head.
I (H)cried aloud to the Lord,
and he (I)answered me from his (J)holy hill. Selah

I (K)lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
I (L)will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have (M)set themselves against me all around.

(N)Arise, O Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you (O)strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you (P)break the teeth of the wicked.

(Q)Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 3:2 The meaning of the Hebrew word Selah, used frequently in the Psalms, is uncertain. It may be a musical or liturgical direction
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Proverbs 18:14-15

14 A man's spirit will endure sickness,
but (A)a crushed spirit who can bear?
15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,
and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 18:14 : ch. 15:13
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