The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday May 28, 2020 (NIV)

2 Samuel 13

Amnon and Tamar

13 Now (A)Absalom, David's son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was (B)Tamar. And after a time Amnon, David's son, loved her. And Amnon was so tormented that he made himself ill because of his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed impossible to Amnon to do anything to her. But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of (C)Shimeah, David's brother. And Jonadab was a very crafty man. And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.” Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill. And when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat it from her hand.’” So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill. And when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, “Please let my sister Tamar come and (D)make a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand.”

Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, “Go to your brother Amnon's house and prepare food for him.” So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house, where he was lying down. And she took dough and kneaded it and made cakes in his sight and baked the cakes. And she took the pan and emptied it out before him, but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, (E)“Send out everyone from me.” So everyone went out from him. 10 Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food into the chamber, that I may eat from your hand.” And Tamar took the cakes she had made and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother. 11 But when she brought them near him to eat, he took hold of her and said to her, “Come, lie with me, my sister.” 12 She answered him, “No, my brother, do not violate[a] me, for (F)such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this (G)outrageous thing. 13 As for me, where could I carry my shame? And as for you, you would be as one of (H)the outrageous fools in Israel. Now therefore, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.” 14 But he would not listen to her, and being stronger than she, he violated her and lay with her.

15 Then Amnon hated her with very great hatred, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, “Get up! Go!” 16 But she said to him, “No, my brother, for this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other that you did to me.”[b] But he would not listen to her. 17 He called the young man who served him and said, “Put this woman out of my presence and bolt the door after her.” 18 Now she was wearing (I)a long robe with sleeves,[c] for thus were the virgin daughters of the king dressed. So his servant put her out and bolted the door after her. 19 And Tamar (J)put ashes on her head and (K)tore the long robe that she wore. And (L)she laid her hand on her head and went away, crying aloud as she went.

20 And her brother Absalom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? Now hold your peace, my sister. He is your brother; do not take this to heart.” So Tamar lived, a desolate woman, in her brother Absalom's house. 21 When King David heard of all these things, he was very angry.[d] 22 But Absalom spoke to Amnon (M)neither good nor bad, for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had violated his sister Tamar.

Absalom Murders Amnon

23 After two full years Absalom had (N)sheepshearers at Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king's sons. 24 And Absalom came to the king and said, “Behold, your servant has sheepshearers. Please let the king and his servants go with your servant.” 25 But the king said to Absalom, “No, my son, let us not all go, lest we be burdensome to you.” He pressed him, but he would not go but gave him his blessing. 26 Then Absalom said, “If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us.” And the king said to him, “Why should he go with you?” 27 But Absalom pressed him until he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him. 28 Then Absalom commanded his servants, “Mark when Amnon's (O)heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon,’ then kill him. Do not fear; have I not commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant.” 29 So the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and each mounted his mule and fled.

30 While they were on the way, news came to David, “Absalom has struck down all the king's sons, and not one of them is left.” 31 Then the king arose and (P)tore his garments and (Q)lay on the earth. And all his servants who were standing by tore their garments. 32 But (R)Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother, said, “Let not my lord suppose that they have killed all the young men, the king's sons, for Amnon alone is dead. For by the command of Absalom this has been determined from the day he violated his sister Tamar. 33 Now therefore let not my lord the king so (S)take it to heart as to suppose that all the king's sons are dead, for Amnon alone is dead.”

Absalom Flees to Geshur

34 (T)But Absalom fled. And the young man who kept the watch lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him[e] by the side of the mountain. 35 And Jonadab said to the king, “Behold, the king's sons have come; as your servant said, so it has come about.” 36 And as soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king's sons came and lifted up their voice and wept. And the king also and all his servants wept very bitterly.

37 (U)But Absalom fled and went to (V)Talmai the son of Ammihud, king of (W)Geshur. And David mourned for his son day after day. 38 (X)So Absalom fled and went to Geshur, and was there three years. 39 And the spirit of the king[f] longed to go out[g] to Absalom, because (Y)he was comforted about Amnon, since he was dead.


  1. 2 Samuel 13:12 Or humiliate; also verses 14, 22, 32
  2. 2 Samuel 13:16 Compare Septuagint, Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  3. 2 Samuel 13:18 Or a robe of many colors (compare Genesis 37:3); compare long robe, verse 19
  4. 2 Samuel 13:21 Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint add But he would not punish his son Amnon, because he loved him, since he was his firstborn
  5. 2 Samuel 13:34 Septuagint the Horonaim Road
  6. 2 Samuel 13:39 Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint; Hebrew David
  7. 2 Samuel 13:39 Compare Vulgate ceased to go out
English Standard Version (ESV)

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John 17

The High Priestly Prayer

17 When Jesus had spoken these words, (A)he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, (B)the hour has come; (C)glorify your Son that the Son may (D)glorify you, since (E)you have given him authority over all flesh, (F)to give eternal life to all (G)whom you have given him. (H)And this is eternal life, (I)that they know you, (J)the only (K)true God, and (L)Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I (M)glorified you on earth, (N)having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, (O)glorify me in your own presence with the glory (P)that I had with you (Q)before the world existed.

(R)“I have manifested your name to the people (S)whom you gave me out of the world. (T)Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything (U)that you have given me is from you. For I have given them (V)the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that (W)I came from you; and (X)they have believed that you sent me. I am praying for them. (Y)I am not praying for the world but for those (Z)whom you have given me, for (AA)they are yours. 10 (AB)All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and (AC)I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but (AD)they are in the world, and (AE)I am coming to you. (AF)Holy Father, (AG)keep them in your name, (AH)which you have given me, (AI)that they may be one, (AJ)even as we are one. 12 (AK)While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have (AL)guarded them, and (AM)not one of them has been lost except (AN)the son of destruction, (AO)that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now (AP)I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have (AQ)my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 (AR)I have given them your word, and (AS)the world has hated them (AT)because they are not of the world, (AU)just as I am not of the world. 15 I (AV)do not ask that you (AW)take them out of the world, but that you (AX)keep them from (AY)the evil one.[a] 16 (AZ)They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 (BA)Sanctify them[b] in the truth; (BB)your word is truth. 18 (BC)As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And (BD)for their sake (BE)I consecrate myself,[c] that they also (BF)may be sanctified[d] in truth.

20 “I do not (BG)ask for these only, but also for those (BH)who will believe in me through their word, 21 (BI)that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that (BJ)they also may be in (BK)us, so that the world (BL)may believe that you have sent me. 22 (BM)The glory that you have given me (BN)I have given to them, (BO)that they may be one even as we are one, 23 (BP)I in them and you in me, (BQ)that they may become perfectly one, (BR)so that the world may know that you sent me and (BS)loved them even as (BT)you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be (BU)with me (BV)where I am, (BW)to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me (BX)before the foundation of the world. 25 (BY)O righteous Father, even though (BZ)the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 (CA)I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love (CB)with which you have loved me may be in them, and (CC)I in them.”


  1. John 17:15 Or from evil
  2. John 17:17 Greek Set them apart (for holy service to God)
  3. John 17:19 Or I sanctify myself; or I set myself apart (for holy service to God)
  4. John 17:19 Greek may be set apart (for holy service to God)

Cross references:

  1. John 17:1 : ch. 11:41
  2. John 17:1 : [ch. 7:30]; See ch. 12:23
  3. John 17:1 : See ch. 7:39
  4. John 17:1 : ver. 4
  5. John 17:2 : See Matt. 28:18; Rev. 2:26, 27
  6. John 17:2 : ch. 10:28; 1 John 2:25
  7. John 17:2 : ver. 6, 9, 24; ch. 6:37, 39; 10:29; 18:9; Heb. 2:13
  8. John 17:3 : [1 John 5:20]
  9. John 17:3 : Hos. 2:20; 6:3; 2 Pet. 1:2, 3
  10. John 17:3 : ch. 5:44
  11. John 17:3 : 1 Thess. 1:9; 1 John 5:20; [Jer. 10:10]
  12. John 17:3 : See ch. 3:17
  13. John 17:4 : ver. 1; See ch. 13:31
  14. John 17:4 : [ch. 19:30; Luke 22:37]
  15. John 17:5 : ch. 13:32
  16. John 17:5 : ch. 1:1, 2; [Rev. 3:21]
  17. John 17:5 : ver. 24; Prov. 8:23; See ch. 8:58
  18. John 17:6 : ver. 26; Ps. 22:22
  19. John 17:6 : See ver. 2
  20. John 17:6 : ver. 9
  21. John 17:7 : [See ver. 6 above]; ver. 9
  22. John 17:8 : ver. 14; ch. 15:15; [ch. 8:26; 12:49]
  23. John 17:8 : ch. 8:42; 16:27
  24. John 17:8 : ver. 21, 25; ch. 11:42; 16:30
  25. John 17:9 : [ver. 20, 21]
  26. John 17:9 : See ver. 2
  27. John 17:9 : ver. 6
  28. John 17:10 : ch. 16:15
  29. John 17:10 : 2 Thess. 1:10
  30. John 17:11 : ch. 13:1
  31. John 17:11 : See ch. 14:12
  32. John 17:11 : [ver. 25]
  33. John 17:11 : ver. 12, 15; Jude 1
  34. John 17:11 : [Ex. 23:21; Phil. 2:9; Rev. 19:12]
  35. John 17:11 : ver. 21, 22; [ch. 10:16; Rom. 12:5; Gal. 3:28; Eph. 1:10; 4:4]
  36. John 17:11 : ch. 10:30
  37. John 17:12 : See ch. 14:25
  38. John 17:12 : 2 Thess. 3:3; Jude 24
  39. John 17:12 : ch. 18:9; [ch. 6:39; 10:28]
  40. John 17:12 : 2 Thess. 2:3
  41. John 17:12 : Ps. 109:8; Acts 1:16-20; [ch. 13:18]
  42. John 17:13 : See ch. 14:12
  43. John 17:13 : See ch. 15:11
  44. John 17:14 : ver. 3
  45. John 17:14 : See ch. 15:19
  46. John 17:14 : ver. 16
  47. John 17:14 : ch. 8:23
  48. John 17:15 : ver. 9
  49. John 17:15 : [1 Cor. 5:10]
  50. John 17:15 : ver. 11
  51. John 17:15 : See Matt. 13:19
  52. John 17:16 : ver. 14
  53. John 17:17 : [1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:22]; See ch. 15:3
  54. John 17:17 : 2 Sam. 7:28; Ps. 119:160
  55. John 17:18 : ch. 20:21; [ch. 4:38; Matt. 10:5]
  56. John 17:19 : [Titus 2:14]
  57. John 17:19 : ch. 10:36
  58. John 17:19 : [1 Cor. 1:2, 30; 6:11; Heb. 2:11; 10:10]
  59. John 17:20 : ver. 9
  60. John 17:20 : [ch. 4:39; Rom. 10:14; 1 Cor. 3:5]
  61. John 17:21 : See ver. 11; [1 Cor. 6:17]
  62. John 17:21 : 1 John 1:3; 3:24; 5:20
  63. John 17:21 : ch. 14:23
  64. John 17:21 : See ver. 8
  65. John 17:22 : ver. 24; [ch. 1:14; Luke 9:26]
  66. John 17:22 : Rom. 8:30
  67. John 17:22 : [See ver. 21 above]; See ver. 11; [1 Cor. 6:17]
  68. John 17:23 : ver. 26; ch. 14:20; Rom. 8:10; 2 Cor. 13:5
  69. John 17:23 : 1 John 2:5; [Col. 3:14; 1 John 4:12, 17]
  70. John 17:23 : ver. 21; ch. 14:31
  71. John 17:23 : ch. 16:27
  72. John 17:23 : ver. 24, 26; See ch. 5:20
  73. John 17:24 : 2 Tim. 2:11, 12
  74. John 17:24 : See ch. 12:26
  75. John 17:24 : ch. 1:14; 2 Cor. 3:18; [1 John 3:2]
  76. John 17:24 : Eph. 1:4; 1 Pet. 1:20; See ver. 5
  77. John 17:25 : Jer. 12:1; [ver. 11; Rev. 16:5]; See 1 John 1:9
  78. John 17:25 : See ch. 8:55; 10:15
  79. John 17:26 : ver. 6; ch. 15:15
  80. John 17:26 : ver. 23; ch. 15:9
  81. John 17:26 : See ver. 23
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 119:81-96


81 My soul (A)longs for your salvation;
I (B)hope in your word.
82 My (C)eyes long for your promise;
I ask, (D)“When will you comfort me?”
83 For I have (E)become like a (F)wineskin in the smoke,
yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
84 (G)How long must your servant endure?[a]
(H)When will you judge those who persecute me?
85 (I)The insolent have (J)dug pitfalls for me;
they do not live according to your law.
86 All your commandments are (K)sure;
they persecute me (L)with falsehood; (M)help me!
87 They have almost made an end of me on earth,
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your steadfast love (N)give me life,
that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.


89 Forever, O Lord, your (O)word
is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90 Your (P)faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have (Q)established the earth, and it (R)stands fast.
91 By your (S)appointment they stand this day,
for all things are your servants.
92 If your law had not been my (T)delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
for by them you have (U)given me life.
94 I am yours; save me,
(V)for I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
but I consider your testimonies.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment is exceedingly (W)broad.


  1. Psalm 119:84 Hebrew How many are the days of your servant?
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 16:6-7

By (A)steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
and by (B)the fear of the Lord one (C)turns away from evil.
When a man's ways please the Lord,
(D)he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

English Standard Version (ESV)

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05/27/2020 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalms 119:65-80, Proverbs 16:4-5

Today is the 27th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today, center of the week, hump day, right? So, it’s good…it’s good to get to the hump of the week and over the hump of the week and…and just continue to move forward, step-by-step, day by day. And now we’re kind of nearing the end of the 5th month so we see that it’s the rhythm, it's…it’s the rhythm that carries us forward. It’s the rhythm, step-by-step day by day little by little that God keeps speaking things into our lives. Slowly over time they accumulate inside of us and they transform us. And, so, it’s good to know that we’re moving forward. And we are. And it’s good to be here with you today as we take this next step forward. So, we’ve been certainly aware of where we are in the Old Testament. The kingdom is established. Kings have come to Israel and we’re learning about King David who has done something just unspeakable really. He’s had an adulterous affair with another man’s wife and then this other man’s wife who is supremely loyal to the king, he’s had this man killed in battle. Same kind of stuff Saul was trying to do to him he did to Uriah the Hittite. And he’s taken Bathsheba, his wife, to be his own wife. Such a strange turn of events. Second Samuel chapter 12 today. And we’re reading from the English Standard Version this week.


Okay. So, in the book of second Samuel Nathan the prophet confronts…confronts King David about the affair with Bathsheba. And on so many levels…on so many levels, you know, this story is such a sideways thing. We’ve followed the story of David. We watched him from the time he was a shepherd to the time that he killed Goliath and became this international hero to the time that he was on the run, running for his life from Saul. We watched Saul send him into battle numerous times hoping he’d get killed. And we watched him become the king of Israel. So, now he’s firmly the king of Israel, a person who knows what it’s like to depend on God to stay alive the next day. And he sent his army off to battle and their off battling and he’s back in the palace when he sees Bathsheba. And there’s like…we don’t have the back story here at all…but what we could say is that once he summoned her, like she didn’t have a choice after that. Like she’s gonna go see the king. And, so, yeah, the king takes her and then he tries to cover up that this has happened by bringing Uriah back from battle and trying to give him a furlough basically and let him catch his breath and go home to his wife and be with his wife and then hopefully this pregnancy will be covered up. But Uriah is loyal to the King and the kingdom. He won’t even go home. Like he won’t have the comforts of home while his brothers are in tents and on the ground and in battle. And this Uriah, we’ll see his name again. I mean he’s died in battle but when we get to kind of lists of all the important people that were around the king we will find that Uriah the Hittite was one of the elite warriors of Israel, one of the most loyal people to the king. And the king had him killed because he had an affair with his wife and got her pregnant. So, yeah, when Nathan comes and tells this story about a rich man taking the lamb of poor person and that was all he had, he was describing David and David knew it. The interesting thing…and we’re not finished with this story by any means…I mean…what we’re gonna find out is that this is kind of the beginning of the disintegration of David’s family. Like, his family is gonna begin to lose respect here. But then we look forward and through it all we see that another son was born to David and Bathsheba after he has taken her to be his wife. And after the child of the affair that has…has passed away there’s another son with a very, very famous name, somebody that we’re gonna get to know, Solomon. So, even here at this point in the story when things are really, really messed up we get clues that God continues to work through our stories no matter how messed up we make them. As soon as we stop the destruction, throw our hands up in surrender, accept where we are and repent, which is to change our minds and move in another direction, so we turn around and we start walking in a different direction. Yeah, it may take some time. We’re gonna see that takes some time for David. And some things never get right for David after this, but God brings through this David and Bathsheba the wisest person ever known, legendary until today, keeper of the Proverbs that we read primarily. But where we sit now in this story, it…it’sremarkable how far David has moved from the time that he was a shepherd and the time that he was on the run to the time that we’re in now where he is having one of his most loyal men killed to cover up an affair that he had with his wife.

We get into the book of John today and Jesus is talking about truth and the spirit of truth and a helper that he’s going to send and he’s talking to his friends and he says these interesting things. “I tell you the truth, it’s to your advantage that I go away.” So, if you are them you probably…like it wouldn’t seem like that is an advantage. If you are following this Rabbi, this master, who you are increasingly believing is sent from God and then increasingly believing is the son of the living God and He’s telling you these strange things are going to happen that are gonna separate you and He’s going to go away and that’s actually going to be an advantage, that probably wouldn’t seem that way. But he’s telling them, “if I don’t go away then the helper won’t come to you, but if I…if I go then I will send the helper or the spirit of truth.” As Jesus says, “when the spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He won’t speak on His own authority but whatever He hears He will speak He’ll declare the things that are to come.” So, we understand this is Jesus describing that He will be sending the Holy Spirit to us to lead and guide us on this earth after He ascends to the Father. So, He’s saying He’s going to go back to the Father so He won’t be seen anymore walking around as an individual but will send His Spirit back upon the earth and back upon His followers so that He’s not this individual that’s external to us, but rather we look inward because He is within us wherever we go. So it’s not like we need to look around to find Jesus anymore like the disciples had to do at times when Jesus was off praying and there looking around for him because the crowds have come and they’re like, “everybody’s looking for you.” Now what Jesus is revealing is, “you will never be separated from me.” Paul says it’s the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead that dwells within us. So, what Jesus is saying to his friends may be confusing. Like, “I’m gonna go away. I’m gonna be separated from you physically.” So, they could be like, “that’s a bad idea.” But what He’s ultimately saying is, “everybody can become aware that you are never separated from me, ever.” And what good news that is. And man, what would that change if we believed it was true like all of the time? Like if we went through a 24-hour period aware that I cannot be separated from the Spirit of truth, from the helper, from the Holy Spirit, from the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. I can’t be separated because that’s Spirit is within me. Yeahow! If we can get what we believe through our heads into our hearts and begin to live into these truths it could and should have profound impacts on the way that we live our lives. The idea of abandonment for example, how could we be abandoned? The Spirit is within us whereever we go.


Jesus, we thank You for sending the helper, for sending the Spirit of truth. And Holy Spirit we ask…like right from Jesus lips that You would guide us into all the truth because You will not speak on Your own authority but whatever You here You will speak and You will declare the things that are to come and You will glorify Jesus by taking what is his and declaring it to us. This is what we see in the Scriptures. This is what informs what we believe. We believe this. And, so, we open ourselves, we will welcome an awareness that You are within and around us and leading us and comforting us and helping us and leading us into all truth if we will simply listen to You. It’s the same as the fact that we come to a crossroads and wisdom, the Spirit of wisdom is there speaking to us, “this is the way You should go” if we would slow down. And, so, we realize this becomes so much about being aware and awake to what’s going on. So, awaken us. Let us become more aware of Your presence we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Hello everybody it’s Susan from Canada calling and I’m not sure how to explain this, but I moved back to Winnipeg to help my son who has stage IV cancer and it’s been over two years now that I’ve been here and he’s doing well at the moment and…but he’s not…he’s not getting a whole lot more energetic because of the lung damage that the cancer has caused plus the surgery that he needed. And he’s 41. And he just sits in his chair all day and it’s so heartbreaking to see. I don’t know if I’m getting tired of this or my heart is just so broken. But pray that somehow, someway he can get a life back. It’s a…it’s a broken mother’s heart that’s asking for prayer. And I know you will be faithful. Sometimes I just don’t even know how to pray for my boy. Love you all. Bye.

This is Mike from Redding California I just want to give you all an update on my son Ben who ran away last week. Praise God he’s home today. We are so grateful and thankful today for all your prayers and God bless you all. In Jesus’ name.

Hi everybody my name is Valerie I am a Summer’s daughter in Ohio. I’ve been listening to the prayers that you guys have been sending in and I appreciate my mom for sending in the request. I would love to say that I have had a revolution and realization and know God so well now but unfortunately, I am not to that point yet. I have been finding myself praying more often and when I do pray it does lift something off of my chest and I’m taking that as a sign from God. Trying to be more aware of things that could be a sign from God that I was just ignoring before. I’m happy to say at this time I’m not suicidal. I know that my daughter needs me, I know that my unborn child needs me, which is a boy that I found out. And I’ve been through a lot, but people have been through worse and you guys and my family and God are helping me realize that. And, yeah, I didn’t know…really know what to say on this but I wanted to give an update. Thank you for all your prayers. Please keep them coming and hopefully I will be able to report back that I’m best friends with God soon. Thank you, guys.

This is for the caller Zephaniah. This is Desperately Seeking after God. I’ve been on the podcast for a few years now. I think I’ve called in one time. But Zephaniah, you actually struck my heart when you called. I just wanted to let you know, first of all, welcome you to the family and to let you know that God loves you. He answered your prayer, I don’t you know what you’re prayer was and what your situation was, but God loves you even if you had not heard his voice or the situation you had prayed about had not turned around but thank God it did. He still loves you. And as far as being religious, the only religious thing you want to do is constantly seek after God. And we just welcome you, we thank you. I pray God’s richest blessing upon you and your life and that you will continue to listen to the Daily Audio Bible.

Hey, my wonderful DAB family this is Kingdom Seeker Daniel from Chicago and happy Memorial Day to one and all. I pray you are having a great time of rest and relaxation and reflection and remembering the lives of those that were given for our freedoms in our nation but even more so the life of the One who gave His life for our eternal freedom. So, thanks be to God for His Son Jesus Christ. As I was listening today I heard Zephaniah, 23-year-old Zephaniah, call in and Zephaniah if you’re listening just want to let you know my wife and I, Lady of Victory, we have six young adult children that we are steadily praying for, standing in the gap for, that the Lord would do a work in their lives. And, so, our hearts go out for young adults such as yourself. And I want to encourage you with something. I looked your name up because, of course, you know your name has great significance being a Bible name. Your name, if you don’t already know, means the Lord has concealed, the Lord has protected, and treasured by God. So, you my dear as a new believer, I want you to know God has concealed you within Himself and He’s protecting you and you are His treasure. So, don’t you be discouraged or worried to think that you’re…you’re…you’re missing it and you’re not measuring up. Listen, all has sinned and come short of the glory of God. So, therefore none of us have it all together, have it all mapped out. You keep pressing. You keep calling in and stay connected. And get connected to China on the DABC side. All right sis. Love you. Praying for you.

Hi this is Micah in awe in Kansas City. Today I heard a call from a lady she said she was 23. It sounded like Zephaniah something niah and you’re a new believer, you started praying last summer and God has been revealing Himself to you and you were talking about how you knew of God but no you know God and that you want to like be super focused on Him and you want to do it right. And that’s really encouraging to me. It sounds a lot like whenever God got my attention and the change that I made in my life was His help. And just hang in there. Keep on…keep on walking in His way. Like He’s gonna show you the things He wants you to change and the direction He has for you. I heard this verse recently and I just want to share with you. It’s John 5:24 it says, “truly, truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment but has passed from death to life.” That’s Jesus straight up. That’s for everybody that believes, right? Like you have passed from death to life, you have a place in heaven. That’s that sweet salvation that we all believe in as Christians. Nobody can take that salvation. And if God is for you, who can be against you. All these tests that you’re about to come into, all of us still are being tested every day. You can keep that with you. You’ve got a place in heaven and welcome to our family. Not like I’ve been here long. I’ve only been here since last July but we’re all a family and it’s good to have you in the family. Love y’all talk to you later.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday May 27, 2020 (NIV)

2 Samuel 12

Nathan Rebukes David

12 And the Lord sent (A)Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, (B)“There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds, but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms,[a] and it was like a daughter to him. Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, (C)“As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, and he shall restore the lamb (D)fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”

Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, (E)‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. And I gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. (F)Why have you despised the word of the Lord, (G)to do what is evil in his sight? (H)You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and (I)have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 11 Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house. And I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12 For you did it secretly, (J)but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” 13 (K)David said to Nathan, (L)“I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, (M)“The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly (N)scorned the Lord,[b] the child who is born to you shall die.” 15 Then Nathan went to his house.

David's Child Dies

And the Lord afflicted the child that Uriah's wife bore to David, and he became sick. 16 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David (O)fasted and went in (P)and lay all night on the ground. 17 And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them. 18 On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us. How then can we say to him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm.” 19 But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the child was dead. And David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.” 20 Then David arose from the earth (Q)and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the Lord (R)and worshiped. He then went to his own house. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate. 21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” 22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, (S)‘Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ 23 But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, (T)but he will not return to me.”

Solomon's Birth

24 Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her, and (U)she bore a son, and he called his name (V)Solomon. And the Lord loved him 25 and sent a message by Nathan the prophet. So he called his name Jedidiah,[c] because of the Lord.

Rabbah Is Captured

26 (W)Now Joab (X)fought against (Y)Rabbah of the Ammonites and took the royal city. 27 And Joab sent messengers to David and said, “I have fought against Rabbah; moreover, I have taken the city of waters. 28 Now then gather the rest of the people together and encamp against the city and take it, lest I take the city and it be called by my name.” 29 So David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah and fought against it and took it. 30 And he took the crown of their king from his head. The weight of it was a talent[d] of gold, and in it was a precious stone, and it was placed on David's head. And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount. 31 And he brought out the people who were in it and set them to labor with saws and iron picks and iron axes and made them toil at[e] the brick kilns. And thus he did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.


  1. 2 Samuel 12:3 Hebrew bosom; also verse 8
  2. 2 Samuel 12:14 Masoretic Text the enemies of the Lord; Dead Sea Scroll the word of the Lord
  3. 2 Samuel 12:25 Jedidiah means beloved of the Lord
  4. 2 Samuel 12:30 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
  5. 2 Samuel 12:31 Hebrew pass through
English Standard Version (ESV)

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John 16

16 “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. (A)They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, (B)the hour is coming when (C)whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. And they will do these things (D)because they have not known the Father, nor me. But (E)I have said these things to you, that when (F)their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

The Work of the Holy Spirit

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, (G)because I was with you. But now (H)I am going to him who sent me, and (I)none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, (J)sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for (K)if I do not go away, (L)the Helper will not come to you. But (M)if (N)I go, (O)I will send him to you. (P)And when he comes, he will (Q)convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, (R)because they do not believe in me; 10 (S)concerning righteousness, (T)because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 (U)concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world (V)is judged.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When (W)the Spirit of truth comes, (X)he will (Y)guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but (Z)whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will (AA)glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 (AB)All that the Father has is mine; (AC)therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

16 (AD)“A little while, and you will see me no longer; and (AE)again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So (AF)some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, (AG)‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, (AH)‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? (AI)We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 (AJ)Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, (AK)you will weep and lament, but (AL)the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but (AM)your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 (AN)When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 (AO)So also you have sorrow now, but (AP)I will see you again, and (AQ)your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23 (AR)In that day you will (AS)ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, (AT)whatever you ask of the Father in my name, (AU)he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. (AV)Ask, and you will receive, (AW)that your joy may be full.

I Have Overcome the World

25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. (AX)The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 (AY)for the Father himself loves you, because (AZ)you have loved me and (BA)have believed that I came from God.[a] 28 (BB)I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now (BC)I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not (BD)using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that (BE)you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that (BF)you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, (BG)the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when (BH)you will be scattered, each to his own home, and (BI)will leave me alone. (BJ)Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that (BK)in me you may have peace. (BL)In the world you will have (BM)tribulation. But (BN)take heart; (BO)I have overcome the world.”


  1. John 16:27 Some manuscripts from the Father

Cross references:

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

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Psalm 119:65-80


65 You have dealt well with your servant,
O Lord, (A)according to your word.
66 Teach me (B)good judgment and knowledge,
for I believe in your commandments.
67 (C)Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I keep your word.
68 (D)You are good and do good;
(E)teach me your statutes.
69 (F)The insolent (G)smear me with lies,
but with my whole heart I (H)keep your precepts;
70 their heart is unfeeling (I)like fat,
but I (J)delight in your law.
71 It is (K)good for me that I was afflicted,
that I might learn your statutes.
72 (L)The law of your mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.


73 (M)Your hands have made and fashioned me;
(N)give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you shall see me and (O)rejoice,
because I have (P)hoped in your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that your rules are (Q)righteous,
and that in (R)faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Let your steadfast love comfort me
according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your (S)mercy come to me, that I may live;
for your law is my (T)delight.
78 Let (U)the insolent be put to (V)shame,
because they have (W)wronged me with falsehood;
as for me, I will (X)meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you (Y)turn to me,
that they may know your testimonies.
80 May my heart be (Z)blameless in your statutes,
(AA)that I may not be put to shame!

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Proverbs 16:4-5

(A)The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even (B)the wicked for the day of trouble.
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is (C)an abomination to the Lord;
(D)be assured, he will not go unpunished.

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05/26/2020 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 9:1-11:27, John 15:1-27, Psalms 119:49-64, Proverbs 16:1-3

Today is May 26th welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we continue through this final full week of this 5th month of the year. It is wonderful to be around the Global Campfire together and just know no matter what’s happening we are not alone. We are in this together. We always have been and here we are now together, allowing God’s word to come into our lives for today. So, we’re reading from the English Standard Version this week and continuing our journey through second Samuel. David, this little shepherd boy who became famous for killing a giant and then had to run for his life and grow up really fast and sort of live as a national hero, unwittingly, and has…has arisen to become the king of all Israel. And, so, we’re kind of moving through a patch where we’re…we’re understanding his reign. He is now the full-blown king of Israel. So, today, second Samuel chapters 9, 10, and 11.


Okay. So, Jesus is having a really moving, very profound conversation with His friends and this is obviously before He moves into His time of suffering. And, so, it’s a very, very intimate conversation that’s happening. And what He’s telling them is that that they need to abide in Him, to remain in Him, to stay in it. And the example that He uses is of a vine and branches. So, we can of a vine, we can think of a tree, we can think of branches that come out from that tree and we can say that we, you know, we know like if you go to cut the branch off the tree the branch is gonna die because it is disconnected from its source of life. And, so, Jesus is saying, “remain, endure, abide, stay where you are. Don’t disconnect from your source of life.” And I’ve been watching the trees. I watch trees a lot as the seasons go by. And, you know, we came out of winter and everything looks like it’s dormant, right? There’s…the trees are there, but there’s no life. It seems as if there is no life there. And yet then springtime comes and the season changes and life springs forth and then the season changes and its in full bloom. Like, life is a seasonal thing. And sometimes we can be in like a winter season and feel dormant and feel dead and fuel stuck and just like try to figure out a way to get away, like just become a part of a different tree, just get out of here even though that will disconnect us from our very source of life and we will die. If we would abide, if we would remain, the seasons will change, new life will come. This is often that we don’t see things…I mean like the seasons are in front of us in nature. The seasons of life are before us, but we rarely ever pay attention. And, so, things can be like we can be having a difficult season and decide we don’t want to have anything to do with the tree anymore. Like, we want to just go find something else even though if we would abide, if we would remain, if we would wait the seasons change. It’s just that so often we’re kind of sold this concept that we should be in complete overwhelming sense of harvest and blessing at all times. Like it should always be that way for us. We should just walk around with gold falling…falling out of the sky, like everything should work right for us. When that’s really not the nature of things. And we can be like, “yeah but I’m a child of God and the most-high God owns the cattle on a thousand hills” and all of these things are true, but if we’re…if we want to understand life on earth then we have to look at God in the flesh. Like, we have to look at the example that God gave for us in human form in the person Jesus and see how He lived and then set our expectations accordingly. And in our reading today He was telling them, “if they hate me, they’ll hate you too. Like, basically if you wanna bring light into the darkness, then this is so noble, and the harvest is ripe, and so ready, and I will be with you in it all. Like, you are intertwining yourself with God. Like the vine is God and you are the branches. Like, you have this chance to be a part of something really cosmically monumentally important, but it won’t be easy.” This is like sometimes when so…so often…and man…I have to like wave both hands over my head…like…I’m the chief…like me…me…me. When things aren’t going so well it’s so easy to go like, “what’s happening What have I done wrong? What’s going on? Why are you mad? Like where are you? Where have you gone?” When these are the very, very times to abide, right? Like to be rooted and to be still and to wait for the season to change.


Father, we invite You into that and we take it to heart. It’s so beautiful…it’s so beautiful, the kindness, the compassion, the instruction, the love that it is in today’s reading. And, so, as we personalize it, as we take it on board into our own lives, we invite Your Holy Spirit. And may we abide, may we rest in You, may we stay connected, may we remain in You and You in us today. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi Daily Audio Bible this is Maria a missionary in Mexico. I’m out here in the barn so you might hear a lot of animal noises. Man, there’s so many people I want to call…shout out to. Was it, Jane that did the focus fix on Christ until still? Thank you. That was beautiful. God’s Smile and her hubby Peter. Wow, what a blessing you guys are. You always make me smile. I can feel your love God’s Smile. Michaela from Gloucester, I love it that you praying for the people who are Muslims, during Ramadan. Thank you. Stephanie from Banglador, Joanne from Happy Valley, Lady of Victory and Kingdom Seeker Daniel. Rosie in Oklahoma thank you. Rachel and Ben from Pennsylvania. Merinotha from Georgia. There’s Denise, airport missionary. So many people. I could just go on and on. Thank you. I think about you, I pray with you and pray for you. I want to lift up right now the people who are the unreached people groups. Another lady prays for them. Thank you. With voice of the modern prayer request. That is why were in Mexico. I never thought I’d come as a missionary to Mexico because I’ve always had a heart to reach people who never had a chance to hear the gospel. And this COVID is really hard on some of those unreached people groups who might even live in the city, but they don’t really speak the language, Spanish very well. They speak their indigenous languages. And, of course, this COVID is hitting them hard. The schools are saying, “teach your kids to read, teach you kids math.” While they’re literate, a lot of those parents. Their kids are in school, but they don’t know how to teach their kids. So, please be praying for us as missionaries here in Mexico reaching the indigenous people groups of Mexico. And pray for wisdom, pray for the people groups in Mexico, that they would come to know the Lord Jesus. Thanks guys. Bye.

Hi this is Rachel from Pennsylvania. Dear Lord, I want to lift up Ben who ran away. I pray that he will be safe and that You will bring him home and that You will address whatever it is that is making him want to run away from home. I pray that he will grow up to be a strong man in You Lord. I also want to pray for Rachel and Emily for their protection and healing and for the woman in Ohio who is church planting. I thank You for her and her desire to start a church. And I also want to pray for her sister’s salvation Lord. You know what is holding her back from You and I just pray that You will soften her heart and change her and…and bring her to You. I also want to pray for Joe in Pennsylvania and his family as they have a family member who’s transitioning from this life to the next. Lord please give them peace and comfort and I pray that You will be with Joe’s Father and that he will not suffer and that he will be with You in heaven. I also want to lift up the lady who has 100-year-old house. I pray for…for her. Please give her direction and show her what You have next to her Lord. Bless her and make sure that all her needs are met. I pray that You will help with the sale of the house and bring some…

Hi this is Arizona Steve. I’m just calling in today for the first time ever and asking you all for prayers my wife Nancy. She’s having surgery today because she broke her femur and is going to have a partial hip replacement. She’s been struggling over the last 30 years with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple surgeries for joint replacements, and a lot of pain and suffering. Anyway, I just ask you for prayers for a successful surgery and healing, so she’ll be able to come home. Thank you all. I love this…I love this podcast. I listen every day. And that’s all.

Thank you thank you everybody. It’s Lisa from San Jose and I’m calling to thank you for your words of encouragement and your prayers over me during this time. It’s been like a week and half since my husband passed and I…I’m going through the emotional roller coaster part of it all. I’ve got a lot of work to do. And yet I feel like I have to take time to breath. I just bless the Lord I bless the Lord for his mercy. Thank you, Lord for taking Craig in such a peaceful way. And thank you everybody for holding me up in praying for me. Thank you, God’s Smile for reading that chapter in Revelation. And that…there’s been many you who’ve prayed for me. Thank you. God’s been answering my prayers holding me up letting me know that Craig is in heaven with Him. He’s dancing a jig right now. Anyway, friends and family are surrounding me, supporting me in so many ways. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Just bless the Lord. Thank you, family. Okay family. I’ll let you know how it’s going a little bit later but keep the prayers coming they’re keeping me together. Lisa from San Jose.

This is Tired but Trusting in Texas but I’m changing my name to Trusting in God in Texas because even though I’m still tired…I apologize that my voice is always like this from my sinus problems…and even though I’m still tired I trust is in God and God alone and I’m trusting Him to strengthen me for all the work He’s called me to do to take care of these children and that even some adults with these disabilities. Will you pray for our clinic, pray for us, pray for me and my husband to be able to keep on going and do what God has called us to do. But I’m also calling in today to pray for Chris a lay pastor from New York who now lives in Washington with his wife’s family and his new baby. And he’s had his church fall apart and he’s losing faith. I’m just praying God that you will help him be faithful and that you will help him to remember that you are a God and that you have him and that you will keep him as the apple of your eye. Zechariah 2 verse 8 - for thus says the Lord of hosts, he sent me after glory to the nations which plunder you for, he who touches you touches the apple of his eye. Please help him Lord Psalm 17 verse 8 - keep me as the apple of your eye. Please just help him Lord to cry out to you to cast all his cares upon you. First Peter 5:6 and 7 - For you are the one who holds his hand. Psalm 18 verse 6 - you hear his prayer. Thank you, God Almighty in Jesus’ name.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday May 26, 2020 (NIV)

2 Samuel 9-11

David's Kindness to Mephibosheth

And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may (A)show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?” Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was (B)Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.” And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show (C)the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of (D)Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.” The king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of (E)Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.” Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar. And (F)Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And he answered, “Behold, I am your servant.” And David said to him, “Do not fear, (G)for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and (H)you shall eat at my table always.” And he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for (I)a dead dog such as I?”

Then the king called Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson. 10 And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master's grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master's grandson (J)shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had (K)fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11 Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant do.” So Mephibosheth (L)ate at David's[a] table, like one of the king's sons. 12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, (M)whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba's house became Mephibosheth's servants. 13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for (N)he ate always at the king's table. Now (O)he was lame in both his feet.

David Defeats Ammon and Syria

10 (P)After this the king of the Ammonites died, and Hanun his son reigned in his place. And David said, “I will deal loyally[b] with Hanun the son of (Q)Nahash, as his father dealt loyally with me.” So David sent by his servants to console him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the Ammonites. But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Has not David sent his servants to you to search the city and to spy it out and to overthrow it?” So Hanun took David's servants and shaved off half the beard of each and cut off their garments in the middle, (R)at their hips, and sent them away. When it was told David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, “Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown and then return.”

When the Ammonites saw that they had become a stench to David, the Ammonites sent and hired the Syrians of (S)Beth-rehob, and (T)the Syrians of Zobah, 20,000 foot soldiers, and the king of (U)Maacah with 1,000 men, and the men of (V)Tob, 12,000 men. And when David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the host of (W)the mighty men. And the Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the gate, and (X)the Syrians of Zobah and of Rehob and (Y)the men of Tob and Maacah were by themselves in the open country.

When Joab saw that the battle was set against him both in front and in the rear, he chose some of the best men of Israel and arrayed them against the Syrians. 10 The rest of his men he put in the charge of Abishai his brother, and he arrayed them against the Ammonites. 11 And he said, “If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come and help you. 12 (Z)Be of good courage, and (AA)let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and (AB)may the Lord do what seems good to him.” 13 So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to battle against the Syrians, and they fled before him. 14 And when the Ammonites saw that the Syrians fled, they likewise fled before Abishai and entered the city. Then Joab returned from fighting against the Ammonites and came to Jerusalem.

15 But when the Syrians saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they gathered themselves together. 16 And Hadadezer sent and brought out the Syrians who were beyond (AC)the Euphrates.[c] They came to Helam, with (AD)Shobach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head. 17 And when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan and came to Helam. The Syrians arrayed themselves against David and fought with him. 18 And the Syrians fled before Israel, and David killed of the Syrians the men of 700 chariots, and 40,000 horsemen, and wounded (AE)Shobach the commander of their army, so that he died there. 19 And when all the kings who were servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel (AF)and became subject to them. So the Syrians were afraid to save the Ammonites anymore.

David and Bathsheba

11 (AG)(AH)In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged (AI)Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.

It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on (AJ)the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this (AK)Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of (AL)Uriah the Hittite?” So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. ((AM)Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.”

So David sent word to Joab, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent Uriah to David. When Uriah came to him, David asked how Joab was doing and how the people were doing and how the war was going. Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and (AN)wash your feet.” And Uriah went out of the king's house, and there followed him a present from the king. But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. 10 When they told David, “Uriah did not go down to his house,” David said to Uriah, “Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?” 11 Uriah said to David, (AO)“The ark and Israel and Judah dwell in booths, and my lord Joab and (AP)the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house, to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? As you live, and (AQ)as your soul lives, I will not do this thing.” 12 Then David said to Uriah, “Remain here today also, and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 13 And David invited him, and he ate in his presence and drank, (AR)so that he made him drunk. And in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with (AS)the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house.

14 In the morning David (AT)wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, (AU)that he may be struck down, and die.” 16 And as Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew there were valiant men. 17 And the men of the city came out and fought with Joab, and some of the servants of David among the people fell. Uriah the Hittite also died. 18 Then Joab sent and told David all the news about the fighting. 19 And he instructed the messenger, “When you have finished telling all the news about the fighting to the king, 20 then, if the king's anger rises, and if he says to you, ‘Why did you go so near the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall? 21 (AV)Who killed Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman cast an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?’ then you shall say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.’”

22 So the messenger went and came and told David all that Joab had sent him to tell. 23 The messenger said to David, “The men gained an advantage over us and came out against us in the field, but we drove them back to the entrance of the gate. 24 Then the archers shot at your servants from the wall. Some of the king's servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.” 25 David said to the messenger, “Thus shall you say to Joab, ‘Do not let this matter displease you, for the sword devours now one and now another. Strengthen your attack against the city and overthrow it.’ And encourage him.”

26 When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she lamented over her husband. 27 And when the mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and (AW)she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.


  1. 2 Samuel 9:11 Septuagint; Hebrew my
  2. 2 Samuel 10:2 Or kindly; twice in this verse
  3. 2 Samuel 10:16 Hebrew the River

Cross references:

  1. 2 Samuel 9:1 : 1 Sam. 18:3; 20:14, 15, 42
  2. 2 Samuel 9:2 : ch. 16:1-4; 19:17, 29
  3. 2 Samuel 9:3 : 1 Sam. 20:14
  4. 2 Samuel 9:3 : ch. 4:4
  5. 2 Samuel 9:4 : ch. 17:27
  6. 2 Samuel 9:6 : ch. 16:4; 19:24, 25, 30; 21:7; [1 Chr. 8:34; 9:40]
  7. 2 Samuel 9:7 : [See ver. 1 above]; 1 Sam. 18:3; 20:14, 15, 42
  8. 2 Samuel 9:7 : ch. 19:28; 1 Kgs. 2:7; [2 Kgs. 25:29]
  9. 2 Samuel 9:8 : ch. 16:9; 1 Sam. 24:14
  10. 2 Samuel 9:10 : [See ver. 7 above]; ch. 19:28; 1 Kgs. 2:7; [2 Kgs. 25:29]
  11. 2 Samuel 9:10 : ch. 19:17
  12. 2 Samuel 9:11 : [See ver. 7 above]; ch. 19:28; 1 Kgs. 2:7; [2 Kgs. 25:29]
  13. 2 Samuel 9:12 : 1 Chr. 8:34
  14. 2 Samuel 9:13 : [See ver. 7 above]; ch. 19:28; 1 Kgs. 2:7; [2 Kgs. 25:29]
  15. 2 Samuel 9:13 : [See ver. 3 above]; ch. 4:4
  16. 2 Samuel 10:1 : For ver. 1-19, see 1 Chr. 19:1-19
  17. 2 Samuel 10:2 : 1 Sam. 11:1
  18. 2 Samuel 10:4 : [Isa. 20:4]
  19. 2 Samuel 10:6 : Judg. 18:28
  20. 2 Samuel 10:6 : ch. 8:3, 5
  21. 2 Samuel 10:6 : [Josh. 13:11, 13]
  22. 2 Samuel 10:6 : Judg. 11:3, 5
  23. 2 Samuel 10:7 : ch. 23:8
  24. 2 Samuel 10:8 : [See ver. 6 above]; ch. 8:3, 5
  25. 2 Samuel 10:8 : [See ver. 6 above]; Judg. 11:3, 5
  26. 2 Samuel 10:12 : See Deut. 31:6
  27. 2 Samuel 10:12 : 1 Sam. 4:9; [1 Cor. 16:13]
  28. 2 Samuel 10:12 : 1 Sam. 3:18
  29. 2 Samuel 10:16 : [ch. 8:3]
  30. 2 Samuel 10:16 : [1 Chr. 19:16]
  31. 2 Samuel 10:18 : [1 Chr. 19:18]
  32. 2 Samuel 10:19 : ch. 8:6
  33. 2 Samuel 11:1 : 1 Chr. 20:1
  34. 2 Samuel 11:1 : 1 Kgs. 20:22, 26; 2 Chr. 36:10
  35. 2 Samuel 11:1 : ch. 12:26; Deut. 3:11
  36. 2 Samuel 11:2 : See 1 Sam. 9:25
  37. 2 Samuel 11:3 : [1 Chr. 3:5]
  38. 2 Samuel 11:3 : ch. 23:39
  39. 2 Samuel 11:4 : Lev. 15:19, 28; 18:19
  40. 2 Samuel 11:8 : See Gen. 18:4
  41. 2 Samuel 11:11 : ch. 7:2, 6
  42. 2 Samuel 11:11 : ch. 20:6; 1 Kgs. 1:33
  43. 2 Samuel 11:11 : See 1 Sam. 1:26
  44. 2 Samuel 11:13 : [Gen. 19:33, 35]
  45. 2 Samuel 11:13 : [See ver. 11 above]; ch. 20:6; 1 Kgs. 1:33
  46. 2 Samuel 11:14 : 1 Kgs. 21:8, 9
  47. 2 Samuel 11:15 : ch. 12:9
  48. 2 Samuel 11:21 : Judg. 9:53
  49. 2 Samuel 11:27 : ch. 12:9
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

John 15

I Am the True Vine

15 “I am the (A)true vine, and my Father is (B)the vinedresser. (C)Every branch in me that does not bear fruit (D)he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, (E)that it may bear more fruit. Already (F)you are clean (G)because of the word that I have spoken to you. (H)Abide (I)in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; (J)you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that (K)bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me (L)he is thrown away like a branch and withers; (M)and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If (N)you abide in me, and my words abide in you, (O)ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (P)By this my Father is glorified, that you (Q)bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. (R)As the Father has loved me, (S)so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 (T)If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as (U)I have kept (V)my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, (W)that my joy may be in you, and that (X)your joy may be full.

12 (Y)“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 (Z)Greater love has no one than this, (AA)that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are (AB)my friends (AC)if you do what I command you. 15 (AD)No longer do I call you servants,[a] for the servant (AE)does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for (AF)all that I have heard from my Father (AG)I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but (AH)I chose you and appointed you that you should go and (AI)bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that (AJ)whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, (AK)so that you will love one another.

The Hatred of the World

18 (AL)“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 (AM)If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because (AN)you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: (AO)‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, (AP)they will also persecute you. (AQ)If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But (AR)all these things they will do to you (AS)on account of my name, (AT)because they do not know him who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, (AU)they would not have been guilty of sin,[b] but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 (AV)Whoever hates me hates my Father also. 24 (AW)If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, (AX)they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have (AY)seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But (AZ)the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: (BA)‘They hated me without a cause.’

26 “But (BB)when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, (BC)he will bear witness about me. 27 And (BD)you also will bear witness, (BE)because you have been with me (BF)from the beginning.


  1. John 15:15 Or bondservants, or slaves (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface); likewise for servant later in this verse and in verse 20
  2. John 15:22 Greek they would not have sin; also verse 24

Cross references:

  1. John 15:1 : [Jer. 2:21]
  2. John 15:1 : [1 Cor. 3:9]
  3. John 15:2 : ver. 6; Matt. 3:10; 7:19; [Rom. 11:17; 2 Pet. 1:8]
  4. John 15:2 : [Matt. 15:13; Rom. 11:22]
  5. John 15:2 : [Matt. 13:12]
  6. John 15:3 : ch. 13:10
  7. John 15:3 : ch. 17:17; [ver. 7; Eph. 5:26]
  8. John 15:4 : ver. 5-7; 1 John 2:6; [Phil. 1:11; Col. 1:23]; See ch. 6:56
  9. John 15:4 : See ch. 3:15
  10. John 15:5 : Rom. 6:5
  11. John 15:5 : ver. 16; Col. 1:6, 10
  12. John 15:6 : See ver. 2
  13. John 15:6 : Matt. 13:40-42; [Ezek. 15:4]
  14. John 15:7 : See ch. 8:31
  15. John 15:7 : See ch. 14:13
  16. John 15:8 : Isa. 61:3; Matt. 5:16; 2 Cor. 9:13; Phil. 1:11
  17. John 15:8 : ver. 5
  18. John 15:9 : See ch. 5:20
  19. John 15:9 : See ch. 13:34
  20. John 15:10 : [ch. 14:15, 23]
  21. John 15:10 : ch. 8:55; 17:4; Phil. 2:8
  22. John 15:10 : See ch. 10:18
  23. John 15:11 : [2 Cor. 2:3]
  24. John 15:11 : ch. 3:29; 16:24; 17:13; 1 John 1:4; 2 John 12
  25. John 15:12 : See ch. 13:34
  26. John 15:13 : Rom. 5:7, 8; Eph. 5:2
  27. John 15:13 : See ch. 10:11
  28. John 15:14 : Luke 12:4
  29. John 15:14 : [ver. 10; Matt. 12:50]
  30. John 15:15 : [ver. 20]
  31. John 15:15 : [ch. 13:7, 12]
  32. John 15:15 : ch. 3:32; 8:26, 40; [ch. 16:13]
  33. John 15:15 : ch. 17:26; [Gen. 18:17; 1 Cor. 2:16; 13:9, 10]
  34. John 15:16 : See ch. 13:18
  35. John 15:16 : [2 John 8]
  36. John 15:16 : [ver. 7]; See ch. 14:13
  37. John 15:17 : ver. 12
  38. John 15:18 : ch. 7:7; 1 John 3:13; [ver. 23, 24]
  39. John 15:19 : [1 John 4:5]
  40. John 15:19 : ch. 17:14, 16; [Luke 6:26; Gal. 1:4; James 4:4]
  41. John 15:20 : ch. 13:16; Matt. 10:24; [ver. 15]
  42. John 15:20 : ch. 16:33; 1 Cor. 4:12; 2 Cor. 4:9; 1 Thess. 2:15; 2 Tim. 3:12
  43. John 15:20 : [Ezek. 3:7]; See ch. 8:51
  44. John 15:21 : ch. 16:3
  45. John 15:21 : Matt. 10:22; 24:9; Rev. 2:3; [Acts 5:41; 1 Pet. 4:14, 16]
  46. John 15:21 : See Acts 3:17
  47. John 15:22 : [Matt. 11:22, 24; Luke 12:47, 48]; See ch. 9:41
  48. John 15:23 : See ch. 5:23
  49. John 15:24 : ch. 3:2; 7:31; 9:32; Matt. 9:33; [ch. 10:32, 37]
  50. John 15:24 : [See ver. 22 above]; [Matt. 11:22, 24; Luke 12:47, 48]; See ch. 9:41
  51. John 15:24 : See ch. 14:9
  52. John 15:25 : See ch. 10:34; 12:38
  53. John 15:25 : Cited from Ps. 35:19 or 69:4
  54. John 15:26 : See ch. 14:16, 17, 26
  55. John 15:26 : 1 Cor. 12:3; 1 John 5:7
  56. John 15:27 : ch. 19:35; 21:24; 1 John 1:2; 4:14; [3 John 12]; See Luke 24:48
  57. John 15:27 : See Acts 4:20
  58. John 15:27 : [Luke 1:2; Acts 1:21, 22; 1 John 2:7]
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Psalm 119:49-64


49 Remember (A)your word to your servant,
in which you have made me (B)hope.
50 This is (C)my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise (D)gives me life.
51 (E)The insolent utterly deride me,
but I do not (F)turn away from your law.
52 When I think of your rules from of old,
I take comfort, O Lord.
53 (G)Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,
who forsake your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs
in the house of my (H)sojourning.
55 I (I)remember your name in the night, O Lord,
and keep your law.
56 This blessing has fallen to me,
that (J)I have kept your precepts.


57 (K)The Lord is my portion;
I promise to keep your words.
58 I (L)entreat your favor with all my heart;
be gracious to me (M)according to your promise.
59 When I (N)think on my ways,
I turn my feet to your testimonies;
60 I hasten and do not delay
to keep your commandments.
61 Though (O)the cords of the wicked ensnare me,
I do not (P)forget your law.
62 At (Q)midnight I rise to praise you,
because of your (R)righteous rules.
63 (S)I am a companion of all who fear you,
of those who keep your precepts.
64 (T)The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love;
(U)teach me your statutes!

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Proverbs 16:1-3

16 The plans of the heart belong to man,
but (A)the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
(B)All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the Lord (C)weighs the spirit.[a]
(D)Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.


  1. Proverbs 16:2 Or spirits
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05/25/2020 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 7:1-8:18, John 14:15-31, Psalms 119:33-48, Proverbs 15:33

Today is the 25th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is great to be here with you today as we move ourselves into this new week, the last week of this…well…the last full week of this month. And as with all weeks and months we have some territory to cover. And the territory that we are covering right now, at least in the Old Testament, is in the book of second Samuel. And we are learning about David’s ascension to the throne and his reign as king of Israel after King Saul’s death in battle with the Philistines. Today second Samuel chapters 7 and 8.


Okay. So, as we moved through the weekend, we continued our journey through second Samuel, which led us deeper into the story of David and in particular his ascension to the throne. So, we know that Saul, you know, he saw a spiritist or medium and called up Samuel who told him he was gonna die in a day and he did and that was in a battle with the Philistines. And, you know, Saul and his sons died and they were beheaded and their bodies were hung from the walls of Beth-shan and all this happened while David was back in his…the town that he’d been given, the Philistine city of Ziklag. And he finds out that Saul is dead and there’s a systematic posture of heart that David has that is really, really important to his ascension to the throne. So, when David finds out that Saul is dead, he finds out from an Amalekite who had been in the battle and who claims to have been the one who killed Saul. David’s response is basically, “how would you dare touch God’s anointed”, right? So, that man loses his life because he confessed or claimed to have done something David had an opportunity to do on a number of occasions but wouldn’t dare. And the people see this. Like this is character that they are watching. And then David becomes king of Judah. So, one of the tribes of Israel. And he’s raining from Hebron and there’s kind of all this tumult going on and there are a couple of other assassinations that happen. One was Saul’s general, Abner. So, David’s general was named Joab and Abner had killed Joab's…one of Joab’s brothers in battle. So, as the intrigue happens David becomes king of…of Judah. Then the next in line in Saul’s house Ishbosheth comes king of Israel, but in the end, Abner defects from Ishbosheth and comes to King David and says basically, you know, like “I can hand all the tribes over to you. They can all enter into a covenant with you and you can become a king.” So, as Abner’s leaving from that meeting Joab finds out about it and in trickery assassinates Abner in a time that is peacetime, that is not war. So, these are…like Abner’s a pretty famous person he’s the commander of the armies of Israel. So, his death doesn’t go unnoticed and the people think that or assume that maybe David has something to do with that political assassination. So, they’re watching him. David has nothing to do with it. He mourns Abner. He tears his cloths. He writes songs. He calls out the injustice of it. And this is character. And this the people are watching because it’s a stark contrast to the way Saul did things and his very paranoid sort of reactionary way. David’s enemies are being done away with, but David hasn’t done it and he mourns it, and this is turning the hearts of the people. And then finally Ishbosheth, the king of Israel, is assassinated and Ishbosheth’s head, the son of Saul, is brought to David. And again, same thing kinda happens. Like this person would have the audacity to touch God’s anointed. And, so, this person is also…also loses…loses their life. But what becomes apparent then to the people is that David isn’t trying to do away with the house of Saul, and basically trying to move through the country assassinating anyone with an allegiance to Saul to sort of wipe that out as has been custom, not only biblically but also historically all along. David didn’t do these things and he mourned them, and he called them out as evil or wrong. And that helped the people like sort of coalesce around David because they could see the character, the same character that they had been seeing all along as he led Israel, even as he fled and was like on the run for his life. He treated with respect the office of the King. So, now we’ve reached this point at which David is fully in control. He is the king of all Israel. And what becomes sort of apparent as the days will go by is that once the pressure is off, once David’s completely in control, that’s when things start going a bit sideways and that is a lesson because that is how it is in our lives as well.


Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for bringing us into this week and we look forward to all that You will speak to us through Your word this week. And we take to heart what we read in the Proverbs today. “A fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom.” And this year all along, this year of vision, this is a strange year that has come upon us. We began asking for eyes to see. We began understanding that wisdom is at every crossroads in our lives if we’ll slow down enough. He is calling out to us and the fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom. Like we gain in wisdom as we have on fear and respect and are overwhelmed by who You are. And, so, we worship You and we humble ourselves before You. In fact, it’s not just a humble posture. It’s a posture of completely surrender. We surrender to You, most high God and ask Your Holy Spirit to instruct us in wisdom. Come Jesus we pray. In Your mighty name. We ask. Amen.

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

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi DAB family this is Joe from Pennsylvania just calling for prayer again. My wife and I are doing better in our relationship. I called about that a while ago. But I called for payer because we’re selling our house and moving, and the closing is scheduled for the 29th of May. Today’s the 21st in the morning. So, we have a lot to do and I’m kind of stressing about that, but we’re moving in with her mother-in-law…with my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law in their house. So, it’s gonna be a little bit of a downsizing for us and a little bit of an adjustment. But our main goal is to get out of debt because that has really hampered us the past couple of years, especially with this COVID thing, it’s only gotten worse. My daughter’s name is Victoria, my wife’s name is Teresa, and my name is Joe. If you could just pray for all of us that God would be with us in this next step and lead us and direct us and especially with our daughter. She’s 12, that He would…that He would give her a special touch and just relieve the anxiety for all of us. Thank you. Love you guys.

This message is for father of Josh, May 15th episode and who also lost his…his other son. And Josh, I pray for you. I cover you with the Lord’s protective right-hand. Our Lord is mighty to save and in the name of Jesus, Josh, I rebuke spirits of depression, anxiety, hatred of yourself, hatred of life. And Lord I pray that You would replace these lies and…and the enemy’s vicious attacks on Josh, that You would replace it with Your presence oh God, Your Holy Spirit oh God, that You would fill Josh with an embrace of Your love, a witness to Your power, and Lord a new life that You are mighty to save. And Lord save Josh. Save him from himself. Save him from the enemy. Deliver him from this oppression. And Lord I pray that You would bless the family, the father, especially, with a spirit of wisdom that only comes from above, that it is filled with supernatural blessing of You Lord, that every step, every suggestion, every prescription, every introduction to any professional or counselor or friend Lord would just be so divinely ordered that it is exactly what Josh needs, it is a timely word, a timely embrace. And I pray for you Josh, I pray that this would draw …

Hey, DABbers I’m a new listserv my name Ephiniah I’m 23. And, yeah, I started listening back in January. It was on and off - distractions, life. And I’ve never really been into religion. I’ve never really prayed like that. I’m a new believer as well. I’ve known of God, but I didn’t know him and now in my life I want to because last summer I was in a dark place a bad relationship. I started praying heavily to Him because I needed help. And when He answered…it blew my mind how it happened…but when He answered it was like, “okay, hundred percent, you know, I hear you.” Thank you. And now you are more focus because emotions, feelings, all of that is difficult for me but it’s like I’ve always looked for things in other people. So, I do listen to sermons, all of it. I don’t read the Bible, that’s why I have this because, you know, it’s hard to read the Bible. But I know that whatever I need He can give me as long as I follow Him, and I trust Him, and I do trust Him. I pray for guidance, wisdom. Guide my path. You know just help me because I need You in my life. But I feel like am failing, like I’m not doing as I should. I know I’m not. I’m fighting temptation in myself. So, guys, just pray for me because whatever His will and purpose out of me is, I want to do it and I want to do it right. I just need strength.

Good morning family I’m calling for Ben, Mike in California’s son, a 14-year-old boy who ran away a couple of days ago. His father called in in anguish and filed a police report. Father, we call on You concerning our boy. You know where he is. You know his heart. You know what he’s going through right now. We’re calling on You to come to the rescue of this child, a beloved child of God that You’ve created at Your image. We pray that the pains and the hurt that caused him to run away, Father You will address them, that You will call him back to You, to Your love, to Your restoration, to Your relationship, to Your fellowship and return him home safely to his family, to his Father who’s calling in anguish asking for You to intervene Father. You are our Father. You are our maker. You know all our needs. You know us best than we know ourselves. We cry unto You Father. Please, show up, bring up our child, bring him home safely. Protect him where he is. Shower him with Your love. Let him hear Your voice. Call him back home in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Hi this is Ruth from California. I heard you called in the other day about your daughter. I want you to know that you were in my heart along with your wife and your family. Your daughter is dealing with a difficult time in her life and I’m sure that she, you know, was upset with you because she doesn’t know how to rectify the situation. I don’t know where she is spiritually, but she needs a lot of love from you. She needs to know how much this family loves her, how much God loves her and that He’s there for her as well. Know in my heart I will be praying, and I’d love to hear how…how she comes to this because she will. But it’s a difficult thing for, especially, I think girls during this time in this __. I know I had it in my life and I wonder times who this…who the daughter was that I had, that she was not the daughter that I knew. But God willing He’ll bring her through it. And we love you and will keep you all in prayer. Bye-bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday May 25, 2020 (NIV)

2 Samuel 7-8

The Lord's Covenant with David

(A)Now when the king lived in his house and the Lord (B)had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies, the king said to (C)Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell (D)in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells (E)in a tent.” And Nathan said to the king, (F)“Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.”

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord: (G)Would you build me a house to dwell in? I have not lived in a house (H)since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about (I)in a tent for my dwelling. In all places where (J)I have moved with all the people of Israel, did I speak a word with (K)any of the judges[a] of Israel, whom I commanded (L)to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’ Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, (M)I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince[b] over my people Israel. (N)And I have been with you wherever you went and have cut off all your enemies from before you. And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. 10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel (O)and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place (P)and be disturbed no more. (Q)And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11 (R)from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And (S)I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the Lord declares to you that (T)the Lord will make you a house. 12 (U)When your days are fulfilled and (V)you lie down with your fathers, (W)I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 (X)He shall build a house for my name, and (Y)I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 (Z)I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, (AA)I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men, 15 (AB)but my steadfast love will not depart from him, (AC)as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you. 16 (AD)And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me.[c] (AE)Your throne shall be established forever.’” 17 In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.

David's Prayer of Gratitude

18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, (AF)“Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? 19 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord God. (AG)You have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord God! 20 And what more can David say to you? (AH)For you know your servant, O Lord God! 21 Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it. 22 (AI)Therefore you are great, O Lord God. (AJ)For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 (AK)And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making himself a name (AL)and doing for them[d] great and awesome things by driving out before your people,[e] whom (AM)you redeemed for yourself from Egypt, a nation and its gods? 24 (AN)And you established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever. And you, O Lord, became their God. 25 And now, O Lord God, confirm forever the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house, and do as you have spoken. 26 And your name will be magnified forever, saying, ‘The Lord of hosts is God over Israel,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you. 27 For you, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. 28 And now, O Lord God, you are God, and (AO)your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. 29 Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, (AP)and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.”

David's Victories

(AQ)After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took (AR)Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.

(AS)And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites (AT)became servants to David and (AU)brought tribute.

David also defeated (AV)Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of (AW)Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates. (AX)And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David (AY)hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots. (AZ)And when the (BA)Syrians of Damascus came to help (BB)Hadadezer king of (BC)Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians. Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians (BD)became servants to David and brought tribute. (BE)And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. And David took (BF)the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze.

When Toi king of (BG)Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, 10 Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze. 11 (BH)These also King David dedicated to the Lord, together with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations he subdued, 12 from Edom, (BI)Moab, (BJ)the Ammonites, (BK)the Philistines, (BL)Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of (BM)Zobah.

13 And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in (BN)the Valley of Salt. 14 Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, (BO)and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.

David's Officials

15 So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people. 16 (BP)Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and (BQ)Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder, 17 and (BR)Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and (BS)Seraiah was secretary, 18 and (BT)Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over[f] the (BU)Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David's sons were priests.


  1. 2 Samuel 7:7 Compare 1 Chronicles 17:6; Hebrew tribes
  2. 2 Samuel 7:8 Or leader
  3. 2 Samuel 7:16 Septuagint; Hebrew you
  4. 2 Samuel 7:23 With a few Targums, Vulgate, Syriac; Hebrew you
  5. 2 Samuel 7:23 Septuagint (compare 1 Chronicles 17:21); Hebrew awesome things for your land, before your people
  6. 2 Samuel 8:18 Compare 20:23, 1 Chronicles 18:17, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks was over

Cross references:

  1. 2 Samuel 7:1 : For ver. 1-29, see 1 Chr. 17:1-27
  2. 2 Samuel 7:1 : See Josh. 11:23
  3. 2 Samuel 7:2 : ver. 17; ch. 12:1
  4. 2 Samuel 7:2 : ch. 5:11
  5. 2 Samuel 7:2 : Ex. 26:1
  6. 2 Samuel 7:3 : 1 Kgs. 8:17, 18; 1 Chr. 22:7; 28:2; [Acts 7:46]
  7. 2 Samuel 7:5 : 1 Kgs. 5:3; 8:19; 1 Chr. 22:8; 28:3
  8. 2 Samuel 7:6 : 1 Kgs. 8:16
  9. 2 Samuel 7:6 : Ex. 40:18, 19, 34
  10. 2 Samuel 7:7 : Lev. 26:11, 12; Deut. 23:14
  11. 2 Samuel 7:7 : [1 Chr. 17:6]
  12. 2 Samuel 7:7 : See ch. 5:2
  13. 2 Samuel 7:8 : 1 Sam. 16:11; Ps. 78:70
  14. 2 Samuel 7:9 : ch. 5:10; 8:6, 14; 1 Sam. 18:14
  15. 2 Samuel 7:10 : Ps. 44:2; 80:8; Jer. 24:6; Amos 9:15
  16. 2 Samuel 7:10 : 2 Kgs. 21:8
  17. 2 Samuel 7:10 : [Ps. 89:22]
  18. 2 Samuel 7:11 : See Judg. 2:14-16; 1 Sam. 12:9-11
  19. 2 Samuel 7:11 : ver. 1; See Josh. 11:23
  20. 2 Samuel 7:11 : ver. 27; 1 Kgs. 11:38; [Ex. 1:21; 1 Sam. 2:35]
  21. 2 Samuel 7:12 : [1 Kgs. 2:1]
  22. 2 Samuel 7:12 : 1 Kgs. 1:21; 2:10; Acts 13:36; [Deut. 31:16]
  23. 2 Samuel 7:12 : 1 Kgs. 8:20; Ps. 132:11
  24. 2 Samuel 7:13 : 1 Kgs. 5:5; 6:12; 8:19; 1 Chr. 22:10; 28:6
  25. 2 Samuel 7:13 : ver. 16; Ps. 89:4, 29, 36, 37
  26. 2 Samuel 7:14 : Ps. 89:26, 27; Cited Heb. 1:5
  27. 2 Samuel 7:14 : Ps. 89:32, 33
  28. 2 Samuel 7:15 : [See ver. 14 above]; Ps. 89:32, 33
  29. 2 Samuel 7:15 : 1 Sam. 15:23, 28; [1 Kgs. 11:13, 34]
  30. 2 Samuel 7:16 : ver. 13; Ps. 89:36, 37; [Luke 1:33]
  31. 2 Samuel 7:16 : ver. 13; Ps. 89:36, 37; [Luke 1:33]
  32. 2 Samuel 7:18 : [Gen. 32:10]
  33. 2 Samuel 7:19 : ver. 12, 13; 1 Chr. 17:17
  34. 2 Samuel 7:20 : See Ps. 139:1-4
  35. 2 Samuel 7:22 : 1 Chr. 16:25; 2 Chr. 2:5
  36. 2 Samuel 7:22 : Ex. 15:11; Deut. 3:24; Ps. 86:8; 89:6, 8; Isa. 45:5; Jer. 10:6
  37. 2 Samuel 7:23 : Deut. 4:7, 34; 33:29; Ps. 147:20
  38. 2 Samuel 7:23 : Deut. 10:21
  39. 2 Samuel 7:23 : Deut. 9:26; Neh. 1:10
  40. 2 Samuel 7:24 : ver. 13, 16, 26; Deut. 26:18
  41. 2 Samuel 7:28 : John 17:17
  42. 2 Samuel 7:29 : ch. 22:51; Ps. 89:28, 29
  43. 2 Samuel 8:1 : For ver. 1-18, see 1 Chr. 18:1-17; Ps. 60
  44. 2 Samuel 8:1 : [1 Chr. 18:1]
  45. 2 Samuel 8:2 : Num. 24:17
  46. 2 Samuel 8:2 : ver. 6, 14; [Ps. 60:8]
  47. 2 Samuel 8:2 : [1 Sam. 10:27; 2 Kgs. 17:3; Ps. 72:10]
  48. 2 Samuel 8:3 : [ch. 10:16, 19; 1 Chr. 18:3]
  49. 2 Samuel 8:3 : ch. 10:6; 1 Sam. 14:47; 1 Kgs. 11:23
  50. 2 Samuel 8:4 : [1 Chr. 18:4]
  51. 2 Samuel 8:4 : See Josh. 11:6
  52. 2 Samuel 8:5 : [1 Kgs. 11:23-25]
  53. 2 Samuel 8:5 : See Josh. 11:6
  54. 2 Samuel 8:5 : [See ver. 3 above]; [ch. 10:16, 19; 1 Chr. 18:3]
  55. 2 Samuel 8:5 : [See ver. 3 above]; ch. 10:6; 1 Sam. 14:47; 1 Kgs. 11:23
  56. 2 Samuel 8:6 : ver. 2, 14
  57. 2 Samuel 8:6 : ver. 14
  58. 2 Samuel 8:7 : [2 Kgs. 11:10; 2 Chr. 23:9; Song 4:4]
  59. 2 Samuel 8:9 : 1 Kgs. 8:65; 2 Kgs. 18:34
  60. 2 Samuel 8:11 : 1 Kgs. 7:51; 1 Chr. 26:26
  61. 2 Samuel 8:12 : ver. 2
  62. 2 Samuel 8:12 : ch. 10:14; 12:30
  63. 2 Samuel 8:12 : See ch. 5:17-25
  64. 2 Samuel 8:12 : 1 Sam. 30:20
  65. 2 Samuel 8:12 : [See ver. 3 above]; ch. 10:6; 1 Sam. 14:47; 1 Kgs. 11:23
  66. 2 Samuel 8:13 : 2 Kgs. 14:7; [Josh. 15:62]
  67. 2 Samuel 8:14 : Gen. 25:23; 27:29, 37, 40; Num. 24:18
  68. 2 Samuel 8:16 : For ver. 16-18, see ch. 20:23-26
  69. 2 Samuel 8:16 : 1 Kgs. 4:3
  70. 2 Samuel 8:17 : 1 Chr. 24:3, 6
  71. 2 Samuel 8:17 : [1 Chr. 18:16]
  72. 2 Samuel 8:18 : 1 Kgs. 4:4; [ch. 23:20-23]
  73. 2 Samuel 8:18 : ch. 15:18; 20:7; 1 Sam. 30:14; 1 Kgs. 1:38
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John 14:15-31

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 (A)“If you love me, you will (B)keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another (C)Helper,[a] to be with you forever, 17 even (D)the Spirit of truth, (E)whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and (F)will be[b] in you.

18 “I will not leave you as orphans; (G)I will come to you. 19 (H)Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but (I)you will see me. (J)Because I live, you also will live. 20 (K)In that day you will know that (L)I am in my Father, and (M)you in me, and (N)I in you. 21 (O)Whoever has my commandments and (P)keeps them, he it is who loves me. And (Q)he who loves me (R)will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and (S)manifest myself to him.” 22 (T)Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it (U)that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, (V)“If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and (W)we will come to him and (X)make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And (Y)the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the (Z)Helper, the Holy Spirit, (AA)whom the Father will send in my name, (AB)he will teach you all things and (AC)bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 (AD)Peace I leave with you; (AE)my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. (AF)Let not your hearts be troubled, neither (AG)let them be afraid. 28 (AH)You heard me say to you, (AI)‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I (AJ)am going to the Father, for (AK)the Father is greater than I. 29 And (AL)now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for (AM)the ruler of this world is coming. (AN)He has no claim on me, 31 but I do (AO)as the Father has commanded me, (AP)so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.


  1. John 14:16 Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7
  2. John 14:17 Some manuscripts and is
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Psalm 119:33-48


33 (A)Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes;
and I will keep it (B)to the end.[a]
34 (C)Give me understanding, that I may keep your law
and observe it with my whole heart.
35 (D)Lead me in the path of your commandments,
for I (E)delight in it.
36 (F)Incline my heart to your testimonies,
and not to (G)selfish gain!
37 (H)Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and (I)give me life in your ways.
38 (J)Confirm to your servant your promise,
(K)that you may be feared.
39 Turn away the (L)reproach that I dread,
for your rules are good.
40 Behold, I (M)long for your precepts;
(N)in your righteousness give me life!


41 Let your (O)steadfast love come to me, O Lord,
your salvation (P)according to your promise;
42 then (Q)shall I have an answer for him (R)who taunts me,
for I trust in your word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
for my (S)hope is in your rules.
44 I will keep your law continually,
forever and ever,
45 and I shall walk (T)in a wide place,
for I have (U)sought your precepts.
46 I will also speak of your testimonies (V)before kings
and shall not be put to shame,
47 for I (W)find my delight in your commandments,
which I love.
48 I will (X)lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love,
and I will (Y)meditate on your statutes.


  1. Psalm 119:33 Or keep it as my reward
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Proverbs 15:33

33 (A)The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and (B)humility comes before honor.

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05/24/2020 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 4:1-6:23, John 13:31-14:14, Psalms 119:17-32, Proverbs 15:31-32

Today is the 24th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we reach out our collective hands and twist the knob and open the door and walk into this brand-new week together. Everything is out in front of us. We have this reset. This is the last full week of the 5th month of the year. Yeah, a week from today is the last day of this month. So, we are oriented, we are ready to live into this, we are ready to hear what God has to say through His Word into our lives this week as we join our hearts and minds around this Global Campfire. So, we got a brand-new week and we’ll read from the English Standard Version this week and we’ll pick up the story. And at this point the story is highly focused…well…on somewhat the tumultuous times as King Saul has died and King David has become king of Judah, the tribe of Judah. And, so, there’s kind of all this unrest about who’s going to be the king and how and all the intrigue and drama around that and people are watching David, they’re watching what he does, how his posture is. And, so, we continue with that story today, second Samuel chapters 4, 5, and 6.


Father, we thank You for this new week that we are walking into and we…we mark this every week by just considering the fact that it’s in front of us, it’s the future, it’s what we are immediately walking into and we…we do this because we don’t want to walk into a blindly just kind of floating along. We want to walk into it intentionally with You and we’ve learned from our reading as we begin this week is that we are to love one another as You have loved us and…oh…that's…in our own strength that is not possible. We can try and try and try and try and maybe make it through a day, but it…without Your Holy Spirit guiding our steps we can’t do that, and we confess that. And, so, we see that in order to obey You we need You. And, so, come Holy Spirit we surrender to You and invite You to show us what it looks like in this coming week to love each other as You have loved us. Come Holy Spirit into this we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi DAB family this is Rosie from Spring Hill. I am calling in to Lisa from San Jose. Just wanted to give you my condolences for your husband Craig. I am a hospice nurse. I just started a few months ago so I don’t have a lot of experience but I do know that a lot of times people feel like they don’t do enough or don’t do a good job and I just want to let you know that I know you said that you want to do God’s will and I believe that being there with your husband and spending the time with him and loving him even though it was a scary time and difficult to watch and very sad and emotional you stayed with him and loved him and I think that was doing God’s will. I think that was very Christlike. And I know you said he had a little pain at the end and that it was a little bit better. And I’ve heard it explained to me that it’s kind of like your last struggle or last wrestling with God and I’m glad that he gave you that the gift of him being alert to read Brian’s book Sneezing Jesus together. That sounds special and just something that beautiful that God gave you as a last memory, happy memory together. And I hope that you’re doing well, and I hope that you are feeling God’s presence and His peace and comfort.

Hi it’s Sherry from Kansas and this is for those people who have worked hard and sacrificed to build their own businesses and to make progress toward achieving their goals and now because of what’s happening in the world they could potentially lose their businesses or lose what they’ve worked so hard for. And I know that God knows, He’s seen your works, he’s seen your sacrifice. But I just want to say that sometimes when I’ve felt like I lost everything that I would be worshiping the Lord and all of a sudden it would hit me that I didn’t need anything in this world. I…there was nothing I needed to pray for because I had everything, I needed in Him. So, I just want to say that we need to keep our hearts and our minds set on him and regardless of what’s going on around us He is truly all and everything that we need. [singing starts] turn your hearts upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace [singing stops]. God bless you all. Bye-bye.

Good morning this message is for Chris from Michigan. My name is Christina Rose I’m in Denver right now and I wanted to pray for you about the situation with your teenage daughter who is feeling hopeless. I’m a mom, I have daughters, they’re in their 20s. And storms come and go in this life. Now, I am a survivor of a teenage suicide attempt myself. I went to school in South America and had a class of five people and the isolation was very depressing to me. And fortunately, my mother intervened and…as I’m still here today. I look on that now and remember how painful it was for my mom when she saw what was going on and such a distressing time for parent. Storms come and go. Isolation is the enemy. Even if your daughter can’t be with her friends just do whatever you can to back her up and just…just tell her would she be tempted…I look back and I think…I said I would have missed out on marriage and children and surfing under the Golden Gate Bridge and I mean a million wonderful things if I had just given up in the middle of the storm. And just encourage her to hang on. Things turn around. That is the way of life. We go through storms. Now my dad did successfully take his life and I have to tell you I feel him around me all the time saying he’s sorry and feeling regretful that he hadn’t seen the big picture and if he had he would’ve stayed. That leaving solves nothing and your…your loved ones, you have to watch your loved one’s carry-on without you which is very painful. You can write to at God bless you and your family, and I pray that every day you would be well.

Hey DAB family just calling to say hi and this is Reggie from Iowa and hi dad if you’re listening. And I’m calling to pray for Chris from formerly New York City who just called in and he said he was healed from an infirmity and was asking for prayer for his…for insomnia. Dear God, I just thank you so much for Chris and this this beautiful community that were all in, the DAB family. Father I pray that You will just touch Chris today Jesus and I pray that You will help them to sleep well at night. God Your word…Your word says that…that those who trust in You will be able to lay down and rest and sleep peacefully at night. I pray God that You will touch Chris in a mighty way, give him Your peace and may all things work together for…for his good and for Your glory God because I know that he loves You. Touch him and his family today in Jesus’ name. Amen. Love you DAB family. You guys are awesome. Thanks Brian and Jill for all you do. Have a great day.

Good morning everybody it’s Susan from Canada calling. I just heard on the daily prayer that Chrissy from Alabama wants us to pray for her friends in Texas whose daughter died in a car accident and second daughter is in ICU. They were hit by a drunk driver. And Lord God, Lord heavenly Father Jesus be with that family. Dear Lord, I know what suffering for Your children is like. And it’s not a good space to be in but we know that You are the Lord, that You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords. We know that You love us. We know that Your comfort will heal us. And I pray Lord over the family, the girl in ICU, __ a healing touch from You. And dear God I pray for the family whose grieving such a huge loss. Lord God just be with each and every one of them as they just have to climb out of this hole that they’re in. Lift them dear God. Lift them high with You where they can soar as eagles’ wings. Of Lord Jesus just be with them and this little girl in ICU dear God. I just don’t know why we have to go through these things but we trust in Your love for us in all things and in all ways. Bless all of us Your God as we travel through these difficult times. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Hello this is Jackie from Decatur Texas I’m a new DAB listener. It was by the grace of God that I came up upon DAB and was curious about it and…well…now here I am about a month into listening. I love the community and what it offers. I’ve wanted to call in to request prayer, but I lacked the confidence in doing so until now. I was married for 24 years, now divorced for three years. The divorce was ugly, which tore and ripped many things. I currently live with my whole family due to the fact that I’ve recently discovered that I am codependent. I wondered why I felt this need to provide for my adult daughters, their families, my mom and my brother. Our home is an emotional mess right now with disagreement, discord, and dysfunction. I need prayer please. My heart is heavy with the many things the enemy has used against my family. He has attempted kill, steal and destroy. I cry out to Abba, how long oh Lord? I am worn and wary and lacking in my faith. I’m still grieving and hurting over such loss from the divorce. I have no hope and I covet your prayers. Thank you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday May 24, 2020 (NIV)

2 Samuel 4-6

Ish-bosheth Murdered

When Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, heard that Abner had died at Hebron, (A)his courage failed, and all Israel was dismayed. Now Saul's son had two men who were captains of raiding bands; the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, sons of Rimmon a man of Benjamin from Beeroth ((B)for Beeroth also is counted part of Benjamin; (C)the Beerothites fled (D)to Gittaim and have been sojourners there to this day).

(E)Jonathan, the son of Saul, had a son who was crippled in his feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan (F)came from Jezreel, and his nurse took him up and fled, and as she fled in her haste, he fell and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.

Now the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, set out, and about the heat of the day they came to the house of Ish-bosheth as he was taking his noonday rest. And they came into the midst of the house as if to get wheat, and they stabbed him (G)in the stomach. Then Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.[a] When they came into the house, as he lay on his bed in his bedroom, they struck him and put him to death and beheaded him. They took his head and went by the way of (H)the Arabah all night, and brought the head of Ish-bosheth to David at Hebron. And they said to the king, “Here is the head of Ish-bosheth, the son of Saul, your enemy, (I)who sought your life. The Lord has avenged my lord the king this day on Saul and on his offspring.” But David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, (J)“As the Lord lives, (K)who has redeemed my life out of every adversity, 10 (L)when one told me, ‘Behold, Saul is dead,’ and thought he was bringing good news, (M)I seized him and killed him at Ziklag, which was the reward I gave him for his news. 11 How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now (N)require his blood at your hand and destroy you from the earth?” 12 And David commanded his young men, and they killed them and cut off their hands and feet and hanged them beside the pool at Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth and buried it (O)in the tomb of Abner at Hebron.

David Anointed King of Israel

Then all the tribes of Israel (P)came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, (Q)we are your bone and flesh. In times past, when Saul was king over us, (R)it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord said to you, (S)‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince[b] over Israel.’” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, (T)and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron (U)before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and (V)he reigned forty years. (W)At Hebron he reigned over Judah (X)seven years and six months, and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.[c]

(Y)And the king and his men went to Jerusalem (Z)against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, “You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off”—thinking, “David cannot come in here.” Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, (AA)that is, the city of David. And David said on that day, “Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him get up the water shaft to attack ‘the lame and the blind,’ who are hated by David's soul.” Therefore it is said, “The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.” And David lived in the stronghold and called it (AB)the city of David. And David built the city all around from the (AC)Millo inward. 10 And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.

11 (AD)And (AE)Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house. 12 And David knew that the Lord had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.

13 And David took more (AF)concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to David. 14 (AG)And these are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon, 15 Ibhar, Elishua, Nepheg, Japhia, 16 Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet.

David Defeats the Philistines

17 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. But David heard of it and went down (AH)to the stronghold. 18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in (AI)the Valley of Rephaim. 19 And David (AJ)inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?” And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.” 20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there. And he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like a breaking flood.” (AK)Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim.[d] 21 And the Philistines left their idols there, and David and his men carried them away.

22 And the Philistines came up yet again (AL)and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. 23 (AM)And when David inquired of the Lord, he said, “You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come against them opposite the balsam trees. 24 And (AN)when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then rouse yourself, (AO)for then the Lord has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines.” 25 And David did as the Lord commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba (AP)to Gezer.

The Ark Brought to Jerusalem

(AQ)David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from (AR)Baale-judah (AS)to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts (AT)who sits enthroned on the cherubim. And they carried the ark of God (AU)on a new cart and brought it (AV)out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio,[e] the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart, with the ark of God,[f] and Ahio went before the ark.

Uzzah and the Ark

And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, with (AW)songs[g] and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. And when they came to the threshing floor of (AX)Nacon, Uzzah (AY)put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and (AZ)God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. And David was angry because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah[h] to this day. And David was afraid of the Lord that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” 10 So David was not willing to take the ark of the Lord into the city of David. But David took it aside (BA)to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 11 And the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, (BB)and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.

12 And it was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” (BC)So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom (BD)to the city of David with rejoicing. 13 And when (BE)those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six steps, (BF)he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. 14 And David (BG)danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was (BH)wearing a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn.

David and Michal

16 As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart. 17 And they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it (BI)in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. (BJ)And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, (BK)he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts 19 and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat,[i] and a cake of raisins to each one. (BL)Then all the people departed, each to his house.

20 And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, (BM)uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the (BN)vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” 21 And David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, (BO)who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince[j] over Israel, the people of the Lord—and I will celebrate before the Lord. 22 I will make myself yet more contemptible than this, and I will be abased in your[k] eyes. But by the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them I shall be held in honor.” 23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.


  1. 2 Samuel 4:6 Septuagint And behold, the doorkeeper of the house had been cleaning wheat, but she grew drowsy and slept. So Rechab and Baanah his brother slipped in
  2. 2 Samuel 5:2 Or leader
  3. 2 Samuel 5:5 Dead Sea Scroll lacks verses 4–5
  4. 2 Samuel 5:20 Baal-perazim means Lord of breaking through
  5. 2 Samuel 6:3 Or and his brother; also verse 4
  6. 2 Samuel 6:4 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew the new cart, 4and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, with the ark of God
  7. 2 Samuel 6:5 Septuagint, 1 Chronicles 13:8; Hebrew fir trees
  8. 2 Samuel 6:8 Perez-uzzah means the breaking out against Uzzah
  9. 2 Samuel 6:19 Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew term is uncertain
  10. 2 Samuel 6:21 Or leader
  11. 2 Samuel 6:22 Septuagint; Hebrew my

Cross references:

  1. 2 Samuel 4:1 : Ezra 4:4; Isa. 13:7; Jer. 6:24
  2. 2 Samuel 4:2 : Josh. 18:25
  3. 2 Samuel 4:3 : [1 Sam. 31:7]
  4. 2 Samuel 4:3 : Neh. 11:33
  5. 2 Samuel 4:4 : ch. 9:3, 6
  6. 2 Samuel 4:4 : 1 Sam. 29:1, 11
  7. 2 Samuel 4:6 : See ch. 2:23
  8. 2 Samuel 4:7 : ch. 2:29; See Deut. 1:1
  9. 2 Samuel 4:8 : 1 Sam. 19:10, 11; 23:15
  10. 2 Samuel 4:9 : See Ruth 3:13
  11. 2 Samuel 4:9 : 1 Kgs. 1:29
  12. 2 Samuel 4:10 : See ch. 1:4-10
  13. 2 Samuel 4:10 : ch. 1:15
  14. 2 Samuel 4:11 : [Gen. 9:5, 6]
  15. 2 Samuel 4:12 : ch. 3:32
  16. 2 Samuel 5:1 : For ver. 1-3, see 1 Chr. 11:1-3
  17. 2 Samuel 5:1 : See Gen. 29:14
  18. 2 Samuel 5:2 : [1 Sam. 18:13]
  19. 2 Samuel 5:2 : ch. 7:7; 1 Chr. 17:6; Ps. 78:71, 72; [Matt. 2:6]
  20. 2 Samuel 5:3 : ch. 3:12, 13, 21; [2 Kgs. 11:17]
  21. 2 Samuel 5:3 : Judg. 11:11; 1 Sam. 23:18
  22. 2 Samuel 5:4 : 1 Kgs. 2:11; 1 Chr. 3:4; 29:27
  23. 2 Samuel 5:5 : [See ver. 4 above]; 1 Kgs. 2:11; 1 Chr. 3:4; 29:27
  24. 2 Samuel 5:5 : ch. 2:11
  25. 2 Samuel 5:6 : For ver. 6-10, see 1 Chr. 11:4-9
  26. 2 Samuel 5:6 : Judg. 19:11; [Josh. 15:63; Judg. 1:21]
  27. 2 Samuel 5:7 : ch. 6:12, 16
  28. 2 Samuel 5:9 : [See ver. 7 above]; ch. 6:12, 16
  29. 2 Samuel 5:9 : 1 Kgs. 9:15, 24; 11:27; 2 Kgs. 12:20; 2 Chr. 32:5
  30. 2 Samuel 5:11 : For ver. 11-25, see 1 Chr. 14:1-16
  31. 2 Samuel 5:11 : 1 Kgs. 5; 6
  32. 2 Samuel 5:13 : [1 Chr. 3:9]
  33. 2 Samuel 5:14 : [1 Chr. 3:5-8]
  34. 2 Samuel 5:17 : ch. 23:14; 1 Sam. 22:4, 5
  35. 2 Samuel 5:18 : ver. 22; ch. 23:13; Josh. 15:8; 18:16; [Josh. 17:15]
  36. 2 Samuel 5:19 : See ch. 2:1
  37. 2 Samuel 5:20 : Isa. 28:21
  38. 2 Samuel 5:22 : ver. 18
  39. 2 Samuel 5:23 : See 1 Sam. 22:10
  40. 2 Samuel 5:24 : [2 Kgs. 7:6]
  41. 2 Samuel 5:24 : [Judg. 4:14]
  42. 2 Samuel 5:25 : Josh. 10:33
  43. 2 Samuel 6:1 : For ver. 1-11, see 1 Chr. 13:6-14
  44. 2 Samuel 6:2 : Josh. 15:9, 60
  45. 2 Samuel 6:2 : 2 Chr. 1:4
  46. 2 Samuel 6:2 : Ex. 25:22; 1 Sam. 4:4; Ps. 80:1
  47. 2 Samuel 6:3 : [1 Sam. 6:7]
  48. 2 Samuel 6:3 : [1 Sam. 7:1]
  49. 2 Samuel 6:5 : [1 Chr. 13:8]; See Ps. 150:3-5
  50. 2 Samuel 6:6 : [1 Chr. 13:9]
  51. 2 Samuel 6:6 : [Num. 4:15; 1 Chr. 15:2]
  52. 2 Samuel 6:7 : [1 Sam. 6:19]
  53. 2 Samuel 6:10 : [1 Chr. 15:25]
  54. 2 Samuel 6:11 : 1 Chr. 26:5
  55. 2 Samuel 6:12 : For ver. 12-19, see 1 Chr. 15:25–16:3
  56. 2 Samuel 6:12 : [1 Kgs. 8:1]
  57. 2 Samuel 6:13 : [Num. 4:15; 7:9; Josh. 3:3; 1 Chr. 15:2, 15]
  58. 2 Samuel 6:13 : [1 Kgs. 8:5]
  59. 2 Samuel 6:14 : [Ex. 15:20; Ps. 30:11; 150:4]
  60. 2 Samuel 6:14 : 1 Sam. 2:18
  61. 2 Samuel 6:17 : [1 Chr. 15:1; 2 Chr. 1:4; Ps. 132:8]
  62. 2 Samuel 6:17 : [1 Kgs. 8:5, 62, 63]
  63. 2 Samuel 6:18 : [1 Kgs. 8:14, 55]
  64. 2 Samuel 6:19 : 1 Chr. 16:43
  65. 2 Samuel 6:20 : ver. 14, 16; [1 Sam. 19:24]
  66. 2 Samuel 6:20 : Judg. 9:4
  67. 2 Samuel 6:21 : 1 Sam. 13:14; 15:28
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John 13:31-14:14

A New Commandment

31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, (A)“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and (B)God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, (C)God will also glorify him in himself, and (D)glorify him at once. 33 Little children, (E)yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just (F)as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ 34 (G)A new commandment (H)I give to you, (I)that you love one another: (J)just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 (K)By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” (L)Jesus answered him, “Where I am going (M)you cannot follow me now, (N)but you will follow afterward.” 37 (O)Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, (P)the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times.

I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

14 (Q)“Let not your hearts be troubled. (R)Believe in God;[a] believe also in me. In (S)my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that (T)I go to prepare a place for you?[b] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you (U)to myself, that (V)where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”[c] (W)Thomas said to him, “Lord, (X)we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am (Y)the way, and (Z)the truth, and (AA)the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (AB)If you had known me, you would have (AC)known my Father also.[d] From now on you do know him and (AD)have seen him.”

(AE)Philip said to him, “Lord, (AF)show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? (AG)Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that (AH)I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you (AI)I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that (AJ)I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else (AK)believe on account of the works themselves.

12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, (AL)whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I (AM)am going to the Father. 13 (AN)Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that (AO)the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 (AP)If you ask me[e] anything in my name, I will do it.


  1. John 14:1 Or You believe in God
  2. John 14:2 Or In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you
  3. John 14:4 Some manuscripts Where I am going you know, and the way you know
  4. John 14:7 Or If you know me, you will know my Father also, or If you have known me, you will know my Father also
  5. John 14:14 Some manuscripts omit me

Cross references:

  1. John 13:31 : See ch. 7:39
  2. John 13:31 : ch. 14:13; 15:8; 17:1, 4; 1 Pet. 4:11
  3. John 13:32 : ch. 17:1, 5
  4. John 13:32 : See ch. 12:23
  5. John 13:33 : See ch. 7:33
  6. John 13:33 : ch. 7:34; 8:21
  7. John 13:34 : 1 John 2:7, 8; 3:11; 2 John 5
  8. John 13:34 : ch. 15:12, 17; 1 John 3:23; 4:21
  9. John 13:34 : Lev. 19:18; Rom. 13:8; Col. 3:14; 1 Thess. 4:9; 1 Tim. 1:5; 1 Pet. 1:22
  10. John 13:34 : ch. 15:12; Eph. 5:2; 1 John 4:10, 11
  11. John 13:35 : [1 John 3:14; 4:20]
  12. John 13:36 : [ver. 7]
  13. John 13:36 : [ch. 7:34; 14:2]
  14. John 13:36 : ch. 21:18, 19; 2 Pet. 1:14
  15. John 13:37 : Matt. 26:33-35; Mark 14:29-31; Luke 22:33, 34
  16. John 13:38 : ch. 18:27
  17. John 14:1 : ver. 27; [ch. 16:22, 23; 1 Pet. 3:14]
  18. John 14:1 : See ch. 12:44
  19. John 14:2 : [ch. 2:16]
  20. John 14:2 : ch. 16:7; [ch. 8:21, 22; 13:33, 36]
  21. John 14:3 : ver. 18, 28; [ch. 21:22, 23]
  22. John 14:3 : See ch. 12:26
  23. John 14:5 : See ch. 11:16
  24. John 14:5 : ch. 13:36
  25. John 14:6 : Heb. 9:8; 10:20; [Eph. 2:18]
  26. John 14:6 : ch. 1:14, 17; [1 John 5:20]
  27. John 14:6 : See ch. 11:25
  28. John 14:7 : ch. 8:19
  29. John 14:7 : 1 John 2:13, 14
  30. John 14:7 : [ch. 6:46]
  31. John 14:8 : ch. 1:43, 44; 12:21
  32. John 14:8 : [Ex. 33:18]
  33. John 14:9 : ch. 12:45; [ch. 10:30; 15:24; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3]
  34. John 14:10 : See ch. 10:38
  35. John 14:10 : See ch. 5:19, 20
  36. John 14:11 : [See ver. 10 above]; See ch. 10:38
  37. John 14:11 : See ch. 5:36
  38. John 14:12 : [Matt. 17:20; 21:21; Mark 11:23; 16:17]
  39. John 14:12 : ver. 28; ch. 16:28; [ch. 7:33; 13:1, 3; 16:5, 10, 17; 17:11, 13; 20:17]
  40. John 14:13 : ch. 15:16; 16:23, 24; See Matt. 7:7
  41. John 14:13 : See ch. 13:31
  42. John 14:14 : [See ver. 13 above]; ch. 15:16; 16:23, 24; See Matt. 7:7
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Psalm 119:17-32


17 (A)Deal bountifully with your servant,
(B)that I may live and keep your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
19 I am (C)a sojourner on the earth;
(D)hide not your commandments from me!
20 My soul is consumed with (E)longing
for your rules[a] at all times.
21 You rebuke (F)the insolent, (G)accursed ones,
who (H)wander from your commandments.
22 Take away from me (I)scorn and contempt,
(J)for I have kept your testimonies.
23 Even though (K)princes sit plotting against me,
your servant will (L)meditate on your statutes.
24 Your testimonies are my (M)delight;
they are my (N)counselors.


25 (O)My soul clings to the dust;
(P)give me life (Q)according to your word!
26 When (R)I told of my ways, you answered me;
(S)teach me your statutes!
27 (T)Make me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will (U)meditate on your wondrous works.
28 (V)My soul melts away for sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word!
29 Put false ways far from me
and graciously (W)teach me your law!
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I (X)set your rules before me.
31 I cling to your testimonies, O Lord;
(Y)let me not be put to shame!
32 I will run in the way of your commandments
when you (Z)enlarge my heart![b]


  1. Psalm 119:20 Or your just decrees; also verses 30, 39, 43, 52, 75, 102, 108, 137, 156, 175
  2. Psalm 119:32 Or for you set my heart free
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Proverbs 15:31-32

31 (A)The ear that listens to (B)life-giving reproof
will dwell among the wise.
32 Whoever (C)ignores instruction (D)despises himself,
but he who listens to reproof (E)gains intelligence.

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05/23/2020 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 2:12-3:39, John 13:1-30, Psalms 119:1-16, Proverbs 15:29-30

Today is the 23rd day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we move into the end…not move in…like this is the end of another week and…yeah…wow…look how far we are into May already. Let…let me not get sidetracked there. The next thing we’ll be talking about the weather and everything. So, let’s do what we’ve come to do. Let’s take the next step forward in the Scriptures this week. And we are moving into the book of second Samuel now, paying close attention to the life of David. Today second Samuel chapter 2 verse 12 through 3 verse 39.


Father, we thank You for Your word. And even as we end another week, we are grateful for all that we have learned and all that You have poured into us this week. And we thank You that as we end this week we…we end it at least in the gospel of John, Jesus, with…with You on Your knees washing the filthy feet of Your friends. And we see that scene and we hear Your words that…hat we are not greater than You our master and that if You are our master than this is the posture that we should have, one that washes the filth, releases the grime away from those who are near. And, so, as we as we move to the end of this week and prepare to begin a new week, we take that with us. We want to live into that in this coming week. And, so, we invite Your Holy Spirit into that. Come Jesus we pray. In Your mighty name we ask. Amen.

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Hi DAB family this is the Lord’s misfit in Texas. I’ve been listening now for three years and this is my first-time calling in. I wanted to first encourage anybody who may be a new listener out there. I just want to say to really stick with it and it really will do tremendous things in your life. When I first started listening I was really just curious to know exactly what was in the Bible and what it turned into for me was a journey where I worked on my relationship with God and have just seen great things happen in my life and am truly grateful to everybody at the DAB for this app and for all of everybody who calls and prays for each other. It’s just very encouraging. Second, I did want to ask for prayer for my older sister. She’s now entering her late 30s and I know that she’s frustrated that God has not yet sent her husband. I know she really wants a family of her own and she such a great person and we know it’ll happen for her, but I do hurt when she’s lonely and I hurt for all of those who are in the same spot, especially with everything going on and people staying home. So, I’d like to pray in Jesus’ mighty name for Him to comfort all of those who are single during this time and who are really hoping that God will bring them a spouse. Give them strength and give them patients and if it’s your will Lord, please send them somebody soon who they can love and work on their relationship of love through you and for all those and for my sister. Please join me in that prayer. I love you all. Thanks so much.

Hi, my name is Cynthia, I’m a first-time caller but I’ve been listening to the Daily Audio Bible for years. I’m just calling to ask you all to continue to pray with me for my son and his wife. He’s trying to do the right thing, but Lord sometimes it gets hard. They’re going through something right now. I ask that God, Lord Jesus please help both of them to get a closer relationship with You, to put You first in all that they do Father God. Lord just pray with me Daily Audio Bible to help them to get closer to You, to do what they know to do. You know, the Bible says You do what You know to do and help them to study so they can learn more and put their trust in You, Father, God. I also pray for my grandson. He’s going to college in California, he’s a junior but he’s gonna move out there and I just pray that God will wrap his arms around him God and keep him safe from all hurt, harm and danger. And please Lord help him to stay on the right path, to stay with God Lord. He’s definitely a Christian, a good Christian. Help him to stay that way no matter what happens but just protect him and keep him safe in Jesus’ name. I thank You all for praying with me. I pray for You each and every day. In Jesus’ name I pray.

Dear Running Desperately to Jesus this is Alina a Jesus worshiper here. You know, God was just reminding me about the grandmother that actually I can never forget. I have a special relationship from my really, really small age. My parents were leaving me at my grandparent’s house during the summertime for the school grade, which is in Ukraine for like three months. And this special, special relationship that I had with my grandmother and be…and watching her grow in Christ, 20 something years later made me saved. I lived with Christ I would say all my life but the way that I am right now of __ for two years is completely different when during all these years her prayers were holding me together. And I look at my life and I see Jesus now. I see Him in every moment and every prayer that I was praying for all these years He was hearing everything. And I know that it probably was really hard for my older grandmother to take care of me and sometimes she was sick and she was not feeling good but the love that she gave me, it was…my parents could never give me that kind of love. It only can come from a grandmother’s heart. And I pray today that God is going to give you so much love to this child, that you’re going to be able to take care of him or her, and you will have this special time, and you will both enjoy. And I pray that Jesus is gonna wrap His arms around you and you don’t have to run anymore and He’s just gonna be there for you all the time. I pray Lord for this lady in Jesus’ name Amen.

Lord I just want to pray for Reed. As a 13-year-old I felt similar and I just felt like I could die and nobody would care and I just want you to be with him and to let him know that even his darkest secrets are worth sharing and worth shining light on so that he can overcome them. Lord I just hope that You can find a creative outlet for him, whether it be writing or music. Lord just lift him up, let him see You in the tiny crevices of every day. In Your’ name I pray. Amen.

This is Sam Here I Am with thank you and a praise for Rebecca from Michigan who called in on the 17th May. Rebecca I just want to thank you for your words. They were very encouraging to me. And your words of having to learn to love myself, forgive myself, see myself as God sees me really spoke to me today and it was very timely. So, thank you for calling in and sharing that.

Hey, DABbers this is Slave of Jesus in North Carolina. Alright Holy Spirit let’s roll. So, I have a rule with my wife that I do not mention any female DABbbes out there, but I don’t think I’m violating this. We have a member of our family that has been diagnosed with COVID. So, it’s Marjorie. So, if we can get your prayers for a quick recovery from Marjorie but more importantly to know that she is solidly in You, in Jesus’ name. Amen. Duane, amen to your prayers for Will who recently lost his stepson. Amen to your prayers for Joshua. You know amen prayers…someone called in praying for the Koranists and that they would look for Jesus. I don’t know if you guys know this, the Koran, that brought me to Christ. I know that sounds crazy, but I was an atheist, very hard-core adamant argumentative hard-core atheist but I had to start studying the Koran for my job. My job in the military was to think like the enemy. I don’t think that Muslims are the enemy. We just happened to be fighting a lot of countries with guys who call themselves Muslims. I’ll take a pious Muslim over a hypocritical Christian every day of the week. But that all aside I started reading the Koran and there’s all these references to the Bible. And I’m like, “ugh…I guess I got a really read that stupid Bible so that I can understand when Mahammad’s ranting about the people of Lot. I know Lot’s in the Bible, but I don’t know what that means.” But so, Muslims believe that Jesus is the second most important prophet to walk the earth, like what he said came from God. They use Ala, but the one and only God. They believe in one God. And, so, you can talk to Muslims about Jesus. I know we’ve had 9/11 and that clouds our ability, but I say it’s easier to talk to a Muslim about Jesus than it is an atheist who doesn’t even believe in God. So, think about that and thank you for that person who said we should pray for the Koran. Love you all have a great day.