06/30/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Kings 17:1-18:12, Acts 20:1-38, Psalm 148:1-14, Proverbs 18:6-7

Today is the 30th day of June, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today as a come around this Global Campfire and recognize that we are at the final day of the 6th month of the year. So, with this reading when we conclude today, we will have reached the halfway point on our journey together. So, I just want to say up top right here the front, well done, well done we’ll spend a few minutes here reading and then we will reach that halfway point and sail into the second half of the year together. So, let’s let’s dive in we’re reading from the new international version this week working our way to the book of 2nd Kings today will read chapter 17 verse one through 18 verse 12.


Okay so as we reach well, we have reached it friends we have reached the halfway point in the Scriptures so as we reach this halfway points, today’s reading gives us a bit of sadness, to be honest in both Old and New Testaments. As we leave this first six months of the year, we’re leaving it without 10 of the tribes of Israel. In today’s reading. The Assyrian Empire attacked the kingdom of Israel and its capital, Samaria, and defeated them and exported them exiled them. So, these 10 tribes of the north are taken from this land that took century after century to make happen. Well, I mean, there were 4 centuries alone where they were slaves in Egypt so it’s been centuries that it took them to get there and then they were there for centuries, but it’s over. They they were taken away. They were assimilated and they disappeared and those 10 tribes of never been cohesive tribes ever again until this very day. The land is still there, where they were but once they were sent into exile they were gone. And we saw how exile works how Empire building it at this time works you defeat a nation you exile, its people to another defeated nation and then you move other defeated people in and out over time then, it’s just the Empire left. Over time, the generations go by nobody remembers who they were. Their ancestral homeland and yeah, generation after generation, when kids grow up in one place this is their homeland, this is all they know and so they don’t necessarily want to go back to an ancestral place and so they assimilate and that is what happened. And so, we will turn the page and going to the second half of the year and certainly will have references to Israel, the kingdom of Israel, those tribes but they’re gone, we won’t accompany them anymore, they are history. And then of course in the New Testament in the Book of Acts, Paul has determined to go to Jerusalem wants to get there for Pentecost. Jerusalem is a very very unsafe place for Paul to be. He was educated there. He was known there. He was a rising star, a rising Pharisee there. He was zealous for the things of God there. He was persecuting the followers of Jesus there; he was there when Stephen was stoned. Like Jerusalem is not a foreign place to Paul, he’s known there. But when he had that Damascus Road experience and met Jesus, he came back to Jerusalem and started teaching the good news of the gospel of Jesus, and he has mortal enemies in Jerusalem. He has had mortal enemies everywhere he’s gone among the Hebrew people, but he’s saying that the Holy Spirit is instructed to go to Jerusalem. He’s saying that the Spirit has told him that yeah, captivity in chains are in his future hardship is before him. And so, they sail and he sends for the leaders of the church in Ephesus and that’s where we have that sad scene where he knows he’s not going to see them again. He knows they’re not going to see him again so he’s trying to make statements and give them opportunity like if there’s anything between us, essentially, if there’s anything then we need to make it right now. This is kind of the language and this is kind of the meeting and he’s telling them I haven’t held back anything from you. Your blood is not on my hands. I did not withhold anything that the Spirit told me to teach you. I spent and invested all of the time and so I’m asking you to honor that and shepherd God’s people because none of us are going to be able to see each other anymore. And that’s sad. And Paul will sail to Jerusalem, we’ll see this in the coming days. It’s going to be difficult. It’s actually going to be some of the most difficult things that Paul has to face that’s recorded in the Bible and he’s never going to be free again. So, as we passed this six-month mark. We pass it soberly. We pass it giving honor to the first half of this year, everything, every story, every person that we met, every scenario that we’ve encountered all of the things that have been spoken into our hearts and lives through the Scriptures we honor that we honor the territory that we’re in. There is no more kingdom of Israel, there is the kingdom of Judah. Jerusalem is still intact. There is no more kingdom of Israel and the Apostle Paul is on his way to that very city Jerusalem, where nothing will ever be the same for him again either.


And so, Father, thank You for bringing us this far. This halfway point. Thank You for bringing us this far. We honor You and we worship You and we are grateful for use for Your sustaining us and bringing us here, and it gives us confidence and faith that You will continue step-by-step day by day to lead us forward. And so, as we acknowledge this first half of the year, we thank You and we invite You with all of our hearts to continue to transform us as we move into the second half of the year. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base. Gosh can you believe it guys that would that’s the end of June. I guess it’s just it has been on the calendar and I’ve seen it coming. But it’s just like hitting me now that we’re halfway through our journey of this year and we do have something that comes up in the middle of the year each year that is just our own little holiday inside the Daily Audio Bible around the Global Campfire and it’s a week from today which will be the 7th day of July, and every seventh day of July, that’s the Daily Audio Bible Long Walk. And it’s pretty self-explanatory, but explaining it but it’s it is exactly what it sounds like a Long Walk just go somewhere beautiful wherever we are in the world. Whether it’s just a little walk down the street to a park or whether we get in our car and drive for a few hours or whatever, where, wherever is beautiful, wherever you think is as lovely and allows you to get out into nature into the beauty of what God has created and go for a Long Walk with God where there is no hurry where the pace, where there’s nothing else to do that. That’s the beauty of that day where if we’re taking the day off to do something we’re taking off day to do something to catch up on something to get ahead on something that we can’t get to. But the purpose here is not to do nothing but to be instead of do, to walk with God and have no no reason to hurry to say everything that needs to be said, but to give silence voice and hear how nature is worshiping how nature is crying, how beautiful things are, or how much life is actually happening around us that we mostly ignore because were too busy doing other things. This is a day in the middle of the year to regroup and reset and just reprioritize and set the path forward with God as we move into the second half of the year and drink in the healing beauty of nature. And maybe take a picture wherever you go, or make take a video wherever you go. We’ll have a post at the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page for this event. You can post your pictures or videos into that post and then we have this one post full of all these different long walks and we get another little minivacation by just looking into each other’s part of the world and seeing the beauty of God’s creation all over the world on the same day. That’s coming up a week from today. So, plan that, it’s already circled on my calendar. I love this day. That, just to have permission, like I’m not gonna be fallen further behind. I am doing what I need to do. I’m actually going to be surging forward by resting, drinking in the beauty of God’s creation, walking with God, challenging what the trajectory is, reprioritizing and realigning and that’s gonna save way more than a day in the second half of the year. It’s gonna set things a right. So, I’m looking forward to it. I hope you are too. There is a resource available for the Long Walk, it’s called Heart: A Contemplative Journey. You can go to the iTunes store or Google play wherever you get your music and search for my name and Heart, and you’ll find it and it is a really good conversation starter. If you go for a Long Walk and if you feel like you’ve said everything you need to say in five minutes that’s fine. You’ll be surprised how much more you have, say, as time goes by but the Heart album is really good at starting that conversation and opening our hearts to the different things that we’ve been feeling whether whether that be sadness or confusion or transition or comfort or just worship. It is there for the journey of the Long Walk. So, check that out.

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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.

Prayers and Encouragement:

Good day Daily Audio Bible family. This is Ekberg from California by the way of Belize City Kurdish, Honduras, Belize. I am calling for your prayer concerning a job that I applied for here in the country of Belize. I pray that you would pray with me concerning securing that job. I want to thank the Hardin family for all they’ve done throughout the years and for the many prayer warriors: Blind Tony, Biola, Delta Alpha Foxtrot, Slave of Jesus, Prodigal Son, Joe the Protector, Tony the Truck Driver, All Seeing Tony, so many to number and to say I pray that God would be with you all the new members watch over you, protect you all the prayers that has been submitted. I pray that God would blanket His love and His protection over you. Your concerns and that you would continue to trust Him and believe that He will never leave us nor for sake us. I thank you for all that you do encouraging each other. I pray for the persecuted saints throughout the world that are being persecuted for the name of Jesus that you would pray for them continually as they confess our prayers. So, thank you again God bless you today is the 27th love you.

Hi neighbors it’s Lisa the Encourager. Tonight, I just wanted to give us an opportunity together to be encouraged and praising our Father together. And the reason I just really want to give him praise is the simple things. The simple things that we take advantage of or take for granted every day and that is, I’m thinking about our hearts. Our hearts beat approximately a hundred thousand times a day and we never even have to give it a thought, we never have to turn it on, it’s just there beating, beating, a hundred thousand times a day. Running the blood throughout our body to our brains and functioning for us without us even giving it a thought. And I just want to give God the praise, I want to give Him the praise because that same heart beats approximately 35 million times a year. And that same heart in an average lifetime of a person is 2.5 billion times, your heart is gonna beat. So, I’m just so encouraged in that God has blessed me with a heart and I want to do something with it that’s going to bring Him happiness and joy and that He can be proud of me. So, I hope that this blesses you, this encourages you. I hope that you will give your Father praise for the heart beat that’s gonna beat a hundred thousand times today. So, I love you all. Thank you for letting me share this with you.

Blessings to all my brothers and sisters in Christ. This is His Child from Canada. And I will lead us pray in a general prayer for all the DABers out there. Heavenly Father God, we just want to thank you today for Your love, we thank You for Your forgiveness. Oh God, we thank You for your mercy and your grace. Where would any of us be today Lord without any of those attributes of Yours? Father God, You are the God that holds the whole world in Your hands. You are the God that have all the DABers in Your hands today Lord. And You know what each and every person is experiencing at this time. So, Lord, I pray and ask You, that You will bind up their wounds Lord. That You would heal the broken-hearted Lord. I pray for peace for the weary, comfort to the lonely, strength for the weak today Lord. Heavenly Father, each of us may have the same experience in life Lord, but none of us truly know how the person is feeling because we are all unique and all deal with situations differently but You are God and You see all things, You know all things, You see each tear, and You know each pain Oh God. So, I call upon you today Lord to help and comfort each person in every situation that experiencing today. Heavenly Father, we pray and ask that we continue to look to you for our strength Lord. Look to You Lord and seek Your face in everything. And I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

Good morning DAB. This is Ben Little, I’m calling from Pennsylvania. Today is June 28th. Now, I’m headed to class right now. You can pray for that, it’s very important that I do well on this final for my career. But that’s not why I’m calling today, I’m actually calling for my wife. We’ve been married for almost 6 years now. And we have 3 children, 3 daughters, our oldest is 4, our middle is 2 and our youngest is about almost 4 months. And my wife feels like she’s drowning. And if anyone who has young kids or you know have experience with a number of them or even one knows that when you’re home each and every day with your own children it can be hard. Especially when you want to do well. So just lift her up cause she’s having a hard time. She feels like no matter what she does that she just can’t do the right thing. And she gets frustrated and it’s obvious to anyone that she loves her children so much and that she wants to do really well. She just gets discouraged and is worried that because of her actions our children are going to turn out to be delinquents or something. If you could lift her up and pray just that she wouldn’t listen to what the devil has to say, she’ll listen to what God’s word says. And pray for me that I will be able to encourage her. Amen. Thank you very much. Have a good day.

Hey Daily Audio Bible Family, this is Billy from Montgomery with The Trinity Stone. I’ve been working with our Kiros Group, we’ve been doing through the fence meetings here lately. Before that we were doing videos, they shut us down due to COVID. But July 1st there gonna start opening up the facilities again, there gonna send one person inside to do a reunion. And so, that person is gonna be me, I need to be covered up in prayer. I’ve got to do a talk with the guys, I need to be covered up in prayer to make sure I give a good message to these guys inside for our first reunion group that’s going to be actually July 7th, I know it’s on our Long Walk Day but I’m gonna have to take a break from doing my Long Walk and go inside prison. But anyway I just wanted to cover myself up in prayer and keep covered up in prayer because I’ve got to be a leader that night. So, anyway, I will talk to you guys later. Love ya’ll, talk to ya’ll later. Bye for now.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday June 30, 2021 (NIV)

2 Kings 17:1-18:12

Hoshea Last King of Israel(A)

17 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea(B) son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years. He did evil(C) in the eyes of the Lord, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.

Shalmaneser(D) king of Assyria came up to attack Hoshea, who had been Shalmaneser’s vassal and had paid him tribute.(E) But the king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was a traitor, for he had sent envoys to So[a] king of Egypt,(F) and he no longer paid tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year. Therefore Shalmaneser seized him and put him in prison.(G) The king of Assyria invaded the entire land, marched against Samaria and laid siege(H) to it for three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria(I) captured Samaria(J) and deported(K) the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan(L) on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes.

Israel Exiled Because of Sin

All this took place because the Israelites had sinned(M) against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of Egypt(N) from under the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped other gods and followed the practices of the nations(O) the Lord had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced. The Israelites secretly did things against the Lord their God that were not right. From watchtower to fortified city(P) they built themselves high places in all their towns. 10 They set up sacred stones(Q) and Asherah poles(R) on every high hill and under every spreading tree.(S) 11 At every high place they burned incense, as the nations whom the Lord had driven out before them had done. They did wicked things that aroused the Lord’s anger. 12 They worshiped idols,(T) though the Lord had said, “You shall not do this.”[b] 13 The Lord warned(U) Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers:(V) “Turn from your evil ways.(W) Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.”(X)

14 But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked(Y) as their ancestors, who did not trust in the Lord their God. 15 They rejected his decrees and the covenant(Z) he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols(AA) and themselves became worthless.(AB) They imitated the nations(AC) around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do.”

16 They forsook all the commands of the Lord their God and made for themselves two idols cast in the shape of calves,(AD) and an Asherah(AE) pole. They bowed down to all the starry hosts,(AF) and they worshiped Baal.(AG) 17 They sacrificed(AH) their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sought omens(AI) and sold(AJ) themselves to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.

18 So the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them from his presence.(AK) Only the tribe of Judah was left, 19 and even Judah did not keep the commands of the Lord their God. They followed the practices Israel had introduced.(AL) 20 Therefore the Lord rejected all the people of Israel; he afflicted them and gave them into the hands of plunderers,(AM) until he thrust them from his presence.(AN)

21 When he tore(AO) Israel away from the house of David, they made Jeroboam son of Nebat their king.(AP) Jeroboam enticed Israel away from following the Lord and caused them to commit a great sin.(AQ) 22 The Israelites persisted in all the sins of Jeroboam and did not turn away from them 23 until the Lord removed them from his presence,(AR) as he had warned(AS) through all his servants the prophets. So the people of Israel were taken from their homeland(AT) into exile in Assyria, and they are still there.

Samaria Resettled

24 The king of Assyria(AU) brought people from Babylon, Kuthah, Avva, Hamath and Sepharvaim(AV) and settled them in the towns of Samaria to replace the Israelites. They took over Samaria and lived in its towns. 25 When they first lived there, they did not worship the Lord; so he sent lions(AW) among them and they killed some of the people. 26 It was reported to the king of Assyria: “The people you deported and resettled in the towns of Samaria do not know what the god of that country requires. He has sent lions among them, which are killing them off, because the people do not know what he requires.”

27 Then the king of Assyria gave this order: “Have one of the priests you took captive from Samaria go back to live there and teach the people what the god of the land requires.” 28 So one of the priests who had been exiled from Samaria came to live in Bethel and taught them how to worship the Lord.

29 Nevertheless, each national group made its own gods in the several towns(AX) where they settled, and set them up in the shrines(AY) the people of Samaria had made at the high places.(AZ) 30 The people from Babylon made Sukkoth Benoth, those from Kuthah made Nergal, and those from Hamath made Ashima; 31 the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire as sacrifices to Adrammelek(BA) and Anammelek, the gods of Sepharvaim.(BB) 32 They worshiped the Lord, but they also appointed all sorts(BC) of their own people to officiate for them as priests in the shrines at the high places. 33 They worshiped the Lord, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.

34 To this day they persist in their former practices. They neither worship the Lord nor adhere to the decrees and regulations, the laws and commands that the Lord gave the descendants of Jacob, whom he named Israel.(BD) 35 When the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites, he commanded them: “Do not worship(BE) any other gods or bow down to them, serve them or sacrifice to them.(BF) 36 But the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt with mighty power and outstretched arm,(BG) is the one you must worship. To him you shall bow down and to him offer sacrifices. 37 You must always be careful(BH) to keep the decrees(BI) and regulations, the laws and commands he wrote for you. Do not worship other gods. 38 Do not forget(BJ) the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. 39 Rather, worship the Lord your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”

40 They would not listen, however, but persisted in their former practices. 41 Even while these people were worshiping the Lord,(BK) they were serving their idols. To this day their children and grandchildren continue to do as their ancestors did.

Hezekiah King of Judah(BL)(BM)(BN)

18 In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Hezekiah(BO) son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years.(BP) His mother’s name was Abijah[c] daughter of Zechariah. He did what was right(BQ) in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David(BR) had done. He removed(BS) the high places,(BT) smashed the sacred stones(BU) and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake(BV) Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan.[d])

Hezekiah trusted(BW) in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast(BX) to the Lord and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses. And the Lord was with him; he was successful(BY) in whatever he undertook. He rebelled(BZ) against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. From watchtower to fortified city,(CA) he defeated the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory.

In King Hezekiah’s fourth year,(CB) which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria marched against Samaria and laid siege to it. 10 At the end of three years the Assyrians took it. So Samaria was captured in Hezekiah’s sixth year, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel. 11 The king(CC) of Assyria deported Israel to Assyria and settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in towns of the Medes.(CD) 12 This happened because they had not obeyed the Lord their God, but had violated his covenant(CE)—all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded.(CF) They neither listened to the commands(CG) nor carried them out.


  1. 2 Kings 17:4 So is probably an abbreviation for Osorkon.
  2. 2 Kings 17:12 Exodus 20:4,5
  3. 2 Kings 18:2 Hebrew Abi, a variant of Abijah
  4. 2 Kings 18:4 Nehushtan sounds like the Hebrew for both bronze and snake.

Cross references:

  1. 2 Kings 17:1 : 17:3-7pp — 2Ki 18:9-12
  2. 2 Kings 17:1 : 2Ki 15:30
  3. 2 Kings 17:2 : S Dt 4:25
  4. 2 Kings 17:3 : Hos 10:14
  5. 2 Kings 17:3 : S Jdg 3:15
  6. 2 Kings 17:4 : Ps 146:3; Isa 30:1, 7; 36:6; Jer 2:36; Hos 12:1
  7. 2 Kings 17:4 : Hos 13:10
  8. 2 Kings 17:5 : Hos 13:16
  9. 2 Kings 17:6 : ver 20; S 2Ki 15:29; Isa 42:24
  10. 2 Kings 17:6 : Isa 10:9
  11. 2 Kings 17:6 : S Dt 4:27; S 24:1; S 2Ki 15:29; Am 7:17
  12. 2 Kings 17:6 : 1Ch 5:26
  13. 2 Kings 17:7 : S Jos 7:11
  14. 2 Kings 17:7 : Ex 14:15-31
  15. 2 Kings 17:8 : S Ex 34:15; S Lev 18:3; S Dt 9:4
  16. 2 Kings 17:9 : 2Ki 18:8
  17. 2 Kings 17:10 : S Ex 23:24
  18. 2 Kings 17:10 : Ex 34:13; Isa 17:8; Mic 5:14
  19. 2 Kings 17:10 : S Dt 12:2
  20. 2 Kings 17:12 : S Ex 20:4
  21. 2 Kings 17:13 : S Jdg 6:8; S 2Ch 7:14; S Job 34:33; Eze 3:17-19
  22. 2 Kings 17:13 : S 1Sa 9:9
  23. 2 Kings 17:13 : Jer 4:1; 18:11; 23:22; 25:5; 35:15; 36:3; Zec 1:4
  24. 2 Kings 17:13 : Mt 23:34
  25. 2 Kings 17:14 : S Ex 32:9; Ac 7:51
  26. 2 Kings 17:15 : S Lev 26:11; Dt 29:25; Jdg 2:20; 1Ki 11:11; 2Ki 18:12; Ps 78:10; Eze 5:6; Mal 2:10
  27. 2 Kings 17:15 : S Dt 32:21; Hos 11:2; Ro 1:21-23
  28. 2 Kings 17:15 : Jer 2:5
  29. 2 Kings 17:15 : S Dt 12:4
  30. 2 Kings 17:16 : S Ex 32:4
  31. 2 Kings 17:16 : S Dt 16:21
  32. 2 Kings 17:16 : S Ge 2:1; Isa 40:26; Jer 19:13
  33. 2 Kings 17:16 : S Jdg 2:11
  34. 2 Kings 17:17 : S Dt 12:31; 18:10-12; 2Ki 16:3; Eze 16:21
  35. 2 Kings 17:17 : S Lev 19:26
  36. 2 Kings 17:17 : S 1Ki 21:20; Ro 7:14
  37. 2 Kings 17:18 : S Ge 4:14; S Ex 33:15; S 2Ki 13:23; 2Th 1:9
  38. 2 Kings 17:19 : 2Ki 16:3; Jer 3:6-10; Eze 23:13
  39. 2 Kings 17:20 : S ver 6
  40. 2 Kings 17:20 : Jer 7:15; 15:1
  41. 2 Kings 17:21 : S 1Sa 15:27; S 1Ki 11:11
  42. 2 Kings 17:21 : 1Ki 12:20
  43. 2 Kings 17:21 : S 1Ki 12:30
  44. 2 Kings 17:23 : Eze 39:23-24
  45. 2 Kings 17:23 : S Jdg 6:8
  46. 2 Kings 17:23 : S 1Ki 9:7
  47. 2 Kings 17:24 : 2Ki 19:37; Ezr 4:2, 10; Isa 37:38
  48. 2 Kings 17:24 : ver 31; S 2Ki 15:29; 18:34; Isa 36:19; 37:13; Am 6:2
  49. 2 Kings 17:25 : S Ge 37:20; Isa 5:29; 15:9; Jer 50:17
  50. 2 Kings 17:29 : Jer 2:28; 11:13
  51. 2 Kings 17:29 : S Lev 26:30; S 1Ki 12:31
  52. 2 Kings 17:29 : Mic 4:5
  53. 2 Kings 17:31 : 2Ki 19:37
  54. 2 Kings 17:31 : S ver 24
  55. 2 Kings 17:32 : S 1Ki 12:31
  56. 2 Kings 17:34 : S Ge 17:5; S 1Ki 18:31
  57. 2 Kings 17:35 : S Ex 20:5
  58. 2 Kings 17:35 : S Ex 20:3
  59. 2 Kings 17:36 : S Ex 3:20; Ps 136:12
  60. 2 Kings 17:37 : Dt 5:32
  61. 2 Kings 17:37 : S Lev 19:37
  62. 2 Kings 17:38 : S Dt 6:12
  63. 2 Kings 17:41 : S 1Ki 18:21; Ezr 4:2; Mt 6:24
  64. 2 Kings 18:1 : 18:2-4pp — 2Ch 29:1-2; 31:1
  65. 2 Kings 18:1 : 18:5-7pp — 2Ch 31:20-21
  66. 2 Kings 18:1 : 18:9-12pp — 2Ki 17:3-7
  67. 2 Kings 18:1 : Isa 1:1; Hos 1:1; Mic 1:1
  68. 2 Kings 18:2 : ver 13; Isa 38:5
  69. 2 Kings 18:3 : S 1Ki 14:8
  70. 2 Kings 18:3 : Isa 38:5
  71. 2 Kings 18:4 : 2Ch 31:1; Isa 36:7
  72. 2 Kings 18:4 : 2Ki 12:3; 21:3
  73. 2 Kings 18:4 : S Ex 23:24
  74. 2 Kings 18:4 : Nu 21:9
  75. 2 Kings 18:5 : ver 19; S 1Sa 7:3; 2Ki 19:10; Ps 21:7; 125:1; Pr 3:26
  76. 2 Kings 18:6 : Dt 10:20; S Dt 6:18
  77. 2 Kings 18:7 : S Ge 39:3; S Job 22:25
  78. 2 Kings 18:7 : 2Ki 24:1; Ezr 4:19; Isa 36:5
  79. 2 Kings 18:8 : 2Ki 17:9
  80. 2 Kings 18:9 : Isa 1:1; 36:1
  81. 2 Kings 18:11 : Isa 37:12
  82. 2 Kings 18:11 : Eze 16:39; 23:9
  83. 2 Kings 18:12 : S 2Ki 17:15
  84. 2 Kings 18:12 : 2Ki 21:8; Da 9:6, 10
  85. 2 Kings 18:12 : S 1Ki 9:6
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Acts 20

Through Macedonia and Greece

20 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples(A) and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia.(B) He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece, where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him(C) just as he was about to sail for Syria,(D) he decided to go back through Macedonia.(E) He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus(F) and Secundus from Thessalonica,(G) Gaius(H) from Derbe, Timothy(I) also, and Tychicus(J) and Trophimus(K) from the province of Asia.(L) These men went on ahead and waited for us(M) at Troas.(N) But we sailed from Philippi(O) after the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and five days later joined the others at Troas,(P) where we stayed seven days.

Eutychus Raised From the Dead at Troas

On the first day of the week(Q) we came together to break bread.(R) Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room(S) where we were meeting. Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man(T) and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!”(U) 11 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread(V) and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.

Paul’s Farewell to the Ephesian Elders

13 We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had made this arrangement because he was going there on foot. 14 When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene. 15 The next day we set sail from there and arrived off Chios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos, and on the following day arrived at Miletus.(W) 16 Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus(X) to avoid spending time in the province of Asia,(Y) for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem,(Z) if possible, by the day of Pentecost.(AA)

17 From Miletus,(AB) Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders(AC) of the church. 18 When they arrived, he said to them: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you,(AD) from the first day I came into the province of Asia.(AE) 19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears(AF) and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.(AG) 20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything(AH) that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. 21 I have declared to both Jews(AI) and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance(AJ) and have faith in our Lord Jesus.(AK)

22 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem,(AL) not knowing what will happen to me there. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me(AM) that prison and hardships are facing me.(AN) 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me;(AO) my only aim is to finish the race(AP) and complete the task(AQ) the Lord Jesus has given me(AR)—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.(AS)

25 “Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom(AT) will ever see me again.(AU) 26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of any of you.(AV) 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.(AW) 28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock(AX) of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.(AY) Be shepherds of the church of God,[a](AZ) which he bought(BA) with his own blood.[b](BB) 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves(BC) will come in among you and will not spare the flock.(BD) 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples(BE) after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years(BF) I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.(BG)

32 “Now I commit you to God(BH) and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance(BI) among all those who are sanctified.(BJ) 33 I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.(BK) 34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.(BL) 35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

36 When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with all of them and prayed.(BM) 37 They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.(BN) 38 What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again.(BO) Then they accompanied him to the ship.(BP)


  1. Acts 20:28 Many manuscripts of the Lord
  2. Acts 20:28 Or with the blood of his own Son.

Cross references:

  1. Acts 20:1 : S Ac 11:26
  2. Acts 20:1 : S Ac 16:9
  3. Acts 20:3 : ver 19; Ac 9:23, 24; 14:5; 23:12, 15, 30; 25:3; 2Co 11:26; S 1Th 2:16
  4. Acts 20:3 : S Lk 2:2
  5. Acts 20:3 : S Ac 16:9
  6. Acts 20:4 : S Ac 19:29
  7. Acts 20:4 : S Ac 17:1
  8. Acts 20:4 : S Ac 19:29
  9. Acts 20:4 : S Ac 16:1
  10. Acts 20:4 : Eph 6:21; Col 4:7; Tit 3:12
  11. Acts 20:4 : Ac 21:29; 2Ti 4:20
  12. Acts 20:4 : S Ac 2:9
  13. Acts 20:5 : S Ac 16:10
  14. Acts 20:5 : S Ac 16:8
  15. Acts 20:6 : S Ac 16:12
  16. Acts 20:6 : S Ac 16:8
  17. Acts 20:7 : 1Co 16:2; Rev 1:10
  18. Acts 20:7 : S Mt 14:19
  19. Acts 20:8 : Ac 1:13; 9:37
  20. Acts 20:10 : 1Ki 17:21; 2Ki 4:34
  21. Acts 20:10 : Mt 9:23, 24
  22. Acts 20:11 : ver 7; S Mt 14:19
  23. Acts 20:15 : ver 17; 2Ti 4:20
  24. Acts 20:16 : S Ac 18:19
  25. Acts 20:16 : S Ac 2:9
  26. Acts 20:16 : S Ac 19:21
  27. Acts 20:16 : S Ac 2:1
  28. Acts 20:17 : ver 15
  29. Acts 20:17 : S Ac 11:30
  30. Acts 20:18 : Ac 18:19-21; 19:1-41
  31. Acts 20:18 : S Ac 2:9
  32. Acts 20:19 : Ps 6:6
  33. Acts 20:19 : S ver 3
  34. Acts 20:20 : ver 27; Ps 40:10; Jer 26:2; 42:4
  35. Acts 20:21 : Ac 18:5
  36. Acts 20:21 : S Ac 2:38
  37. Acts 20:21 : Ac 24:24; 26:18; Eph 1:15; Col 2:5; Phm 5
  38. Acts 20:22 : ver 16
  39. Acts 20:23 : S Ac 8:29; 21:4
  40. Acts 20:23 : S Ac 9:16
  41. Acts 20:24 : Ac 21:13
  42. Acts 20:24 : 2Ti 4:7
  43. Acts 20:24 : 2Co 4:1
  44. Acts 20:24 : Gal 1:1; Tit 1:3
  45. Acts 20:24 : S Ac 11:23
  46. Acts 20:25 : S Mt 4:23
  47. Acts 20:25 : ver 38
  48. Acts 20:26 : Eze 3:17-19; Ac 18:6
  49. Acts 20:27 : S ver 20
  50. Acts 20:28 : ver 29; S Jn 21:16
  51. Acts 20:28 : S 1Ti 3:1
  52. Acts 20:28 : S 1Co 10:32
  53. Acts 20:28 : S 1Co 6:20
  54. Acts 20:28 : S Ro 3:25
  55. Acts 20:29 : Eze 34:5; Mt 7:15
  56. Acts 20:29 : ver 28
  57. Acts 20:30 : S Ac 11:26
  58. Acts 20:31 : Ac 19:10
  59. Acts 20:31 : ver 19
  60. Acts 20:32 : Ac 14:23
  61. Acts 20:32 : S Eph 1:14; S Mt 25:34; Col 1:12; 3:24; Heb 9:15; 1Pe 1:4
  62. Acts 20:32 : Ac 26:18
  63. Acts 20:33 : 1Sa 12:3; 1Co 9:12; 2Co 2:17; 7:2; 11:9; 12:14-17; 1Th 2:5
  64. Acts 20:34 : S Ac 18:3
  65. Acts 20:36 : Lk 22:41; Ac 9:40; 21:5
  66. Acts 20:37 : S Lk 15:20
  67. Acts 20:38 : ver 25
  68. Acts 20:38 : Ac 21:5
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Psalm 148

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord.[a](A)

Praise the Lord from the heavens;(B)
praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;(C)
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.(D)
Praise him, sun(E) and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens(F)
and you waters above the skies.(G)

Let them praise the name(H) of the Lord,
for at his command(I) they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever—
he issued a decree(J) that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord(K) from the earth,
you great sea creatures(L) and all ocean depths,(M)
lightning and hail,(N) snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,(O)
you mountains and all hills,(P)
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals(Q) and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings(R) of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,(S)
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor(T) is above the earth and the heavens.(U)
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b](V)
the praise(W) of all his faithful servants,(X)
of Israel, the people close to his heart.(Y)

Praise the Lord.


  1. Psalm 148:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 14
  2. Psalm 148:14 Horn here symbolizes strength.
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Proverbs 18:6-7

The lips of fools bring them strife,
and their mouths invite a beating.(A)

The mouths of fools are their undoing,
and their lips are a snare(B) to their very lives.(C)

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2 Kings 16:20; Acts 41, Psalm 20, Proverbs 5

Today is the 29th day of June, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian it is great to be here with you today as we take the next step forward together on our journey through the Scriptures this year that next step forward will land us back in the book of 2 Kings in the Old Testament and the Book of Acts in the new, and so let’s dive in today. 2 Kings, chapters 15 and 16.


Okay, so in the Book of Acts today we have a really fantastic opportunity to look and observe something and talk about something and that something is the name of Jesus. We hear that said, often in the name of Jesus. We even pray that way here around the Global Campfire every day, so it’s something that we should be familiar with the name of Jesus. There’s power in the name of Jesus, right, we sing this there’s power in the name of Jesus to break every chain. So, we have this awareness and yet the name of Jesus gets used all the time in all kinds of ways even to curse something, or as a curse. So, it’s like is there power in the name of Jesus when we’re just exasperated and we say it as a curse? Is there power in the name then? We see in the Book of Acts today are seven sons there called the seven sons of Sceva because Sceva is a high priest, so there’s seven sons of a high priest, high ranking people here, respected people here probably educated people here at least educated in God’s law to some degree. So, these are not people who are just like farmers who have decided they’re going say the name Jesus. They have been observing Paul and his companions using the name of Jesus. And when they use the name of Jesus. Things happen. People are delivered. People are set free from oppression, miracles, the miraculous happens around that name when it is used by these people especially the Apostle Paul. So, the seven sons of Sceva see this and they begin using the name of Jesus to try to set people free from oppression. The oppression of the enemy of the demonic, as it’s laid out in the Book of Acts. And so, they go to do this kind of exorcism in the name of Jesus and so there in there and they’re saying in the name of Jesus, we command you to depart and it doesn’t work. They use the name of Jesus. And it doesn’t work so what can we say about that like if we step back. There’s power in the name of Jesus to break every chain and yet were watching people use the name of Jesus and nothing happens. So, what could be said? There’s power in the name of Jesus, but not without Jesus, right. So, Paul is able to look at somebody and say okay in the name of Jesus Christ stand up and walk because he can see that their faith is in collaboration with the spirit of Christ within him. In other words, Jesus is present in that scenario and the scenario with the seven sons of Sceva, they don’t know Jesus and the demon who responds and then there jumped and beat up and run out of the house naked and bleeding. The demon says I know Jesus and I know Paul but I don’t know who you are and that’s that’s sort of the deal. When Paul is saying in the name of Jesus depart from this person, the spirit of Christ is that Jesus, it’s not just His name His spirit is present, the authority is there. It’s not Paul it’s not Paul’s authority. It’s Christ His presence, taking authority, enforcing that which is oppressing someone to to depart. What ultimately happens in the story we read today is that the name of Jesus becomes a revered name. It descends upon the people. This respect after hearing the story about the high priests’ sons people respect the name of Jesus and the sorcerers’ people who have incantations and spells to try to accomplish some of this work. They’re burning up their spell books etc. etc. because the name of Jesus accomplishes what they’re trying to accomplish by witchcraft and they turn to the Lord. We use the name Jesus a lot as we said when we started talking about this a few minutes ago but if we examine sometimes were using it like it’s an incantation like we can say this name, and that has to make things change. But if the spirit of Christ isn’t in that thing, if it’s not something that Jesus wants to do, then we can’t make him do it because we called his name like we rubbed a genie bottle and then the genie was forced to come out of the bottle and grant our wishes, we are invited to collaborate with the spirit of Christ within us and the spirit of Christ within us is to increase even as we decrease so that we are moving about the earth as ambassadors for Christ, and other words doing the things that Jesus wants to do and that’s worth rolling around in our mind today, kind of meditating on that, inviting Jesus into that. How are we using his name and what are we expecting? Are we expecting that we can call upon his name and he appears like a genie or are we attempting to collaborate with the spirit of Christ in this world being a light in the darkness?


So, Jesus that’s we invite you into that and as we move through this day. We invite your Holy Spirit to come minister to us revealed to us the ways of your kingdom and the use of your authority. We ask this in your name. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base it’s the website it’s where you find out what’s going on around here. And we’ve been talking about what’s coming up and it’s a week from tomorrow. The Daily Audio Bible Long Walk that takes place every 7th of July and I mentioned bunch of stuff that I’ll keep mentioning until we do it. It’s just our own little internal community holiday. It’s a day that just lands us pretty close to the center of the year a really really good time to regroup, after the first six months of the year. Yeah, a day to regroup and just look back at where we’ve come from and where were going and to invite God into that conversation, is a good thing and so now go somewhere beautiful and go for a Long Walk with God giving ourselves permission to have time not to be always feeling rushed, and behind in its amazing what that can do just set aside a day and it’s not for chores. It’s not for catch up. It’s not for anything. It’s actually to just be with God and be in his creation and drink in all the healing that it offers to just be with no agenda other than to enjoy a day and so that is that is the Long Walk and that is coming up a week from tomorrow. And we do this, it’s very private and individual we do this alone, but we do it together. So, on the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page we’ll post a post for the Long Walk next week and then when you go on your long walk picture or a video or whatever wherever you go and post it into that post, then we will have windows into each other’s lives. And the beauty of God’s creation all over the world on the same day that is so much fun. So, that is coming up on the 7th of July a week from tomorrow. There is a resource available that we have created that pairs perfectly with the Long Walk. It is called Heart: A Contemplative Journey and it’s a prayer and musical journey really just to pray and invite God into all of the different emotions that we’ve probably been feeling and then just to allow music to kind of wash through and into that as we contemplate as we just go further in silence and consideration. And so, that is available wherever you get your music, wherever you purchase your music. So, for example it’s not on Apple music but it is on the iTunes store. You can’t stream it but you can purchase and that is really because to make it stream able means, I’ve said this. It’s weird because it’s a prayer and musical journey and the prayers once there separated from the whole thing. It’s just odd. And that’s I have to do it if you going to stream it so you can purchase it at the iTunes shop or a Google play or wherever you get your music just search for my name Brian Hardin or Heart: A Contemplative Journey and you can download that in advance of the Long Walk.

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Prayers and Encouragements:

Grace and peace Daily Audio Bible family this is RJ Running for Jesus out of Connecticut. Just listen to the prayer from Lonnie Always Praying you spoke about your son, 39 years old, saved but has walked away drinks consistently every day in his body and his life, you see, is wasting away. This prayerless this request that you requested to prayer really touched me because his story is so similar to mine even so much that my RJ actually stands for Robert as well. Robert John so lift this brother up. I was one who alcohol or drugs. I’m 54 now and it took me all the way to the age of 38 to come back to the Lord. So, I’ll continue to lift them in my prayers. I just want to encourage you to let you know that God is able. He can do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think. We are praying for him, you’re praying for him and I know someone prays for me and I know without a doubt that our prayer the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. So, you be encouraged let not your heart be weary in well doing, faint not and you will reap in due season. God saved me, brought me back like the prodigal son, He’ll bring your Robert back as well. To God be the glory, grace and peace to you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Good morning DABers, I just wanted to calling this morning to tell you how excited I am thinking about the Long Walk. I did a Long Walk, actually with a Bible study group years ago and I was so discouraged as I went on that Walk because I was like okay God, I’m not sure how this really works. But I’m going to try and listen to you, or I’ll talk to you and once again I’m not exactly sure how does this work. Some I’m like Lord, do You want to talk and I’ll listen or do I talk and you listen or do we just talk back and forth to each other and I was just kind of confused, I’d never really done anything like that before and so I was actually a little discouraged and I was walking along, thinking nothings happening here. Yeah, whatever. So, I was walking back home and I’m kinda kicking some rocks it wasn’t a waste of time certainly, because I was still in nature. But as I was walking along all of a sudden, the Lord spoke to me in my mind and said, “Or, you could be quiet and I could be quiet and we could just be together.” So, as I contemplate a Long Walk this July 7th I’m almost on the verge of tears with excitement, thinking how God will speak this time. Anyways, love you all and pray you’ll have a wonderful day today and beautiful July 7th walking with God.

Hi, this is John. I began listening to the Daily Audio Bible pretty recently and listening is a way to I guess sort of may be maybe stay engaged and cling to God better and a difficult season. The last couple of years have have been really really difficult and but but God used a lot of that to kind of bring me back into the fold and bring me back into his family, but these this last year, in particular has just been so unbelievably difficult as more and more things have happened both around me and in my heart and now it is it is getting harder and harder to stay engaged. I feel like I am I’m getting further away from God, now and it’s not what I want, but I’m just so exhausted and there are so many people around me hurting and I want to I want to love them well and to show Christ to them, but I’m just I’m just so tired.

Good morning this is Sally in Massachusetts and I am always amazed by God’s grace. I am so thankful to be part of this family. I am so thankful that God is at work around the world it’s so wonderful to hear your praises and prayers and encouragements. I haven’t called in for a long time but I listen daily and pray with you and for you and praise the Lord with you, what a wonderful Psalm we had today reminding us of the greatness of our wonderful Lord and I would just lift up this morning Psalm in prayer. I pray for Duane and I just pray for God’s encouragement and strength to you and how I pray for Nicholas and Mason that their hearts will be drawn to our great and holy God of love and mercy and I would pray Father for Kingdom Daniel Seekers son Daniel as well and his daughter and his other children Lord we pray your mercy and your power for them and we think of all the children, Lord, who are not walking in your ways. We just pray God for sons and daughters for grandchildren that their hearts will be turned to you. We just praise You that You are near to those who call upon you and so we call upon you, and I would lift up prayer this morning for a friend named Diana. She is in the hospital seriously ill with COVID pneumonia and clots in her lungs. She needs God’s mercy and grace and healing and salvation. So, I would ask you please to be praying for Diane and I just thank the Lord that He is with us He is for us. I thank Him for each of you and pray for grace and strength. Thank you again, Brian and Jill and all the team that make this wonderful podcast possibly. And we praise our glorious Lord.

Daily Audio Bible this is Laura Lee in Bointen Beach. I would like to pray for everyone in the building, the families of people in the building that collapsed in Surfside very close to us. Heavenly Father as you give us Your word for comfort, you’ve also given us Your word that these birth pains, disasters, Jesus talked about them as birth pains before Your coming. And as they get more and more as a woman giving labor we need to continually lean on You, look to You for comfort because it said it will be like nothing that the world has ever seen before and there was a flood before and He said it would be worse than that so as the world experiences the suffering without You, Lord, we can give them the hope of knowing where they will go when they do die, so we never know our last day we never know our last breath but the Lord has known since before we were even conceived our first and our last day here. Help us to help those who don’t know you. Help us to be a light, helpful, hopeful and pointing to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith that they might join us in eternity in the new heaven and the new earth, the restoration of all things, come Lord Jesus, we love You, we’re waiting for you. We want to see You.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday June 29, 2021 (NIV)

2 Kings 15-16

Azariah King of Judah(A)

15 In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah[a](B) son of Amaziah king of Judah began to reign. He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem. He did what was right(C) in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

The Lord afflicted(D) the king with leprosy[b] until the day he died, and he lived in a separate house.[c](E) Jotham(F) the king’s son had charge of the palace(G) and governed the people of the land.

As for the other events of Azariah’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? Azariah rested(H) with his ancestors and was buried near them in the City of David. And Jotham(I) his son succeeded him as king.

Zechariah King of Israel

In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned six months. He did evil(J) in the eyes of the Lord, as his predecessors had done. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.

10 Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah. He attacked him in front of the people,[d] assassinated(K) him and succeeded him as king. 11 The other events of Zechariah’s reign are written in the book of the annals(L) of the kings of Israel. 12 So the word of the Lord spoken to Jehu was fulfilled:(M) “Your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.”[e]

Shallum King of Israel

13 Shallum son of Jabesh became king in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned in Samaria(N) one month. 14 Then Menahem son of Gadi went from Tirzah(O) up to Samaria. He attacked Shallum son of Jabesh in Samaria, assassinated(P) him and succeeded him as king.

15 The other events of Shallum’s reign, and the conspiracy he led, are written in the book of the annals(Q) of the kings of Israel.

16 At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah(R) and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open(S) their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.

Menahem King of Israel

17 In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem son of Gadi became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria ten years. 18 He did evil(T) in the eyes of the Lord. During his entire reign he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.

19 Then Pul[f](U) king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem gave him a thousand talents[g] of silver to gain his support and strengthen his own hold on the kingdom. 20 Menahem exacted this money from Israel. Every wealthy person had to contribute fifty shekels[h] of silver to be given to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew(V) and stayed in the land no longer.

21 As for the other events of Menahem’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel? 22 Menahem rested with his ancestors. And Pekahiah his son succeeded him as king.

Pekahiah King of Israel

23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah son of Menahem became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned two years. 24 Pekahiah did evil(W) in the eyes of the Lord. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit. 25 One of his chief officers, Pekah(X) son of Remaliah, conspired against him. Taking fifty men of Gilead with him, he assassinated(Y) Pekahiah, along with Argob and Arieh, in the citadel of the royal palace at Samaria. So Pekah killed Pekahiah and succeeded him as king.

26 The other events of Pekahiah’s reign, and all he did, are written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel.

Pekah King of Israel

27 In the fifty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah(Z) son of Remaliah(AA) became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned twenty years. 28 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.

29 In the time of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser(AB) king of Assyria came and took Ijon,(AC) Abel Beth Maakah, Janoah, Kedesh and Hazor. He took Gilead and Galilee, including all the land of Naphtali,(AD) and deported(AE) the people to Assyria. 30 Then Hoshea(AF) son of Elah conspired against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked and assassinated(AG) him, and then succeeded him as king in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.

31 As for the other events of Pekah’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals(AH) of the kings of Israel?

Jotham King of Judah(AI)

32 In the second year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, Jotham(AJ) son of Uzziah king of Judah began to reign. 33 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. 34 He did what was right(AK) in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Uzziah had done. 35 The high places,(AL) however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate(AM) of the temple of the Lord.

36 As for the other events of Jotham’s reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? 37 (In those days the Lord began to send Rezin(AN) king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.) 38 Jotham rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David, the city of his father. And Ahaz his son succeeded him as king.

Ahaz King of Judah(AO)

16 In the seventeenth year of Pekah son of Remaliah, Ahaz(AP) son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign. Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right(AQ) in the eyes of the Lord his God. He followed the ways of the kings of Israel(AR) and even sacrificed his son(AS) in the fire, engaging in the detestable(AT) practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites. He offered sacrifices and burned incense(AU) at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.(AV)

Then Rezin(AW) king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel marched up to fight against Jerusalem and besieged Ahaz, but they could not overpower him. At that time, Rezin(AX) king of Aram recovered Elath(AY) for Aram by driving out the people of Judah. Edomites then moved into Elath and have lived there to this day.

Ahaz sent messengers to say to Tiglath-Pileser(AZ) king of Assyria, “I am your servant and vassal. Come up and save(BA) me out of the hand of the king of Aram and of the king of Israel, who are attacking me.” And Ahaz took the silver and gold found in the temple of the Lord and in the treasuries of the royal palace and sent it as a gift(BB) to the king of Assyria. The king of Assyria complied by attacking Damascus(BC) and capturing it. He deported its inhabitants to Kir(BD) and put Rezin to death.

10 Then King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria. He saw an altar in Damascus and sent to Uriah(BE) the priest a sketch of the altar, with detailed plans for its construction. 11 So Uriah the priest built an altar in accordance with all the plans that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus and finished it before King Ahaz returned. 12 When the king came back from Damascus and saw the altar, he approached it and presented offerings[i](BF) on it. 13 He offered up his burnt offering(BG) and grain offering,(BH) poured out his drink offering,(BI) and splashed the blood of his fellowship offerings(BJ) against the altar. 14 As for the bronze altar(BK) that stood before the Lord, he brought it from the front of the temple—from between the new altar and the temple of the Lord—and put it on the north side of the new altar.

15 King Ahaz then gave these orders to Uriah the priest: “On the large new altar, offer the morning(BL) burnt offering and the evening grain offering, the king’s burnt offering and his grain offering, and the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their grain offering and their drink offering. Splash against this altar the blood of all the burnt offerings and sacrifices. But I will use the bronze altar for seeking guidance.”(BM) 16 And Uriah the priest did just as King Ahaz had ordered.

17 King Ahaz cut off the side panels and removed the basins from the movable stands. He removed the Sea from the bronze bulls that supported it and set it on a stone base.(BN) 18 He took away the Sabbath canopy[j] that had been built at the temple and removed the royal entryway outside the temple of the Lord, in deference to the king of Assyria.(BO)

19 As for the other events of the reign of Ahaz, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? 20 Ahaz rested(BP) with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. And Hezekiah his son succeeded him as king.


  1. 2 Kings 15:1 Also called Uzziah; also in verses 6, 7, 8, 17, 23 and 27
  2. 2 Kings 15:5 The Hebrew for leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
  3. 2 Kings 15:5 Or in a house where he was relieved of responsibilities
  4. 2 Kings 15:10 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts in Ibleam
  5. 2 Kings 15:12 2 Kings 10:30
  6. 2 Kings 15:19 Also called Tiglath-Pileser
  7. 2 Kings 15:19 That is, about 38 tons or about 34 metric tons
  8. 2 Kings 15:20 That is, about 1 1/4 pounds or about 575 grams
  9. 2 Kings 16:12 Or and went up
  10. 2 Kings 16:18 Or the dais of his throne (see Septuagint)

Cross references:

  1. 2 Kings 15:1 : 15:1-7pp — 2Ch 26:3-4, 21-23
  2. 2 Kings 15:1 : S ver 32; S 2Ki 14:21
  3. 2 Kings 15:3 : S 1Ki 14:8
  4. 2 Kings 15:5 : S Ge 12:17
  5. 2 Kings 15:5 : Lev 13:46
  6. 2 Kings 15:5 : ver 7, 32; 2Ch 27:1; Mic 1:1
  7. 2 Kings 15:5 : S Ge 41:40
  8. 2 Kings 15:7 : Isa 6:1; 14:28
  9. 2 Kings 15:7 : S ver 5
  10. 2 Kings 15:9 : 1Ki 15:26
  11. 2 Kings 15:10 : S 2Ki 12:20
  12. 2 Kings 15:11 : 1Ki 15:31
  13. 2 Kings 15:12 : 2Ki 10:30
  14. 2 Kings 15:13 : S 1Ki 13:32
  15. 2 Kings 15:14 : S 1Ki 15:33
  16. 2 Kings 15:14 : S 2Ki 12:20
  17. 2 Kings 15:15 : 1Ki 15:31
  18. 2 Kings 15:16 : 1Ki 4:24
  19. 2 Kings 15:16 : S 2Ki 8:12; S Hos 13:16
  20. 2 Kings 15:18 : 1Ki 15:26
  21. 2 Kings 15:19 : 1Ch 5:6, 26
  22. 2 Kings 15:20 : S 2Ki 12:18
  23. 2 Kings 15:24 : 1Ki 15:26
  24. 2 Kings 15:25 : 2Ch 28:6; Isa 7:1
  25. 2 Kings 15:25 : S 2Ki 12:20
  26. 2 Kings 15:27 : 2Ch 28:6; Isa 7:1
  27. 2 Kings 15:27 : Isa 7:4
  28. 2 Kings 15:29 : 2Ki 16:7; 17:6; 1Ch 5:26; 2Ch 28:20; Jer 50:17
  29. 2 Kings 15:29 : 1Ki 15:20
  30. 2 Kings 15:29 : 2Ki 16:9; 17:24; 2Ch 16:4; Isa 7:9; 9:1; 10:9, 10; 28:1; 36:19; 37:18
  31. 2 Kings 15:29 : 2Ki 24:14-16; 1Ch 5:22; Isa 14:6, 17; 36:17; 45:13
  32. 2 Kings 15:30 : 2Ki 17:1
  33. 2 Kings 15:30 : S 2Ki 12:20
  34. 2 Kings 15:31 : 1Ki 15:31
  35. 2 Kings 15:32 : 15:33-38pp — 2Ch 27:1-4, 7-9
  36. 2 Kings 15:32 : ver 1,S 5; 1Ch 5:17; Isa 1:1; Hos 1:1
  37. 2 Kings 15:34 : S 1Ki 14:8
  38. 2 Kings 15:35 : 2Ki 12:3
  39. 2 Kings 15:35 : S Ge 23:10; 2Ch 23:20
  40. 2 Kings 15:37 : 2Ki 16:5; Isa 7:1; 8:6; 9:11
  41. 2 Kings 16:1 : 16:1-20pp — 2Ch 28:1-27
  42. 2 Kings 16:1 : Isa 1:1; 7:1; 14:28; Hos 1:1; Mic 1:1
  43. 2 Kings 16:2 : S 1Ki 14:8
  44. 2 Kings 16:3 : 2Ki 17:19
  45. 2 Kings 16:3 : S Lev 18:21; S 2Ki 3:27
  46. 2 Kings 16:3 : S Lev 18:3; S Dt 9:4
  47. 2 Kings 16:4 : 2Ki 22:17; 23:5
  48. 2 Kings 16:4 : Dt 12:2; Eze 6:13
  49. 2 Kings 16:5 : S 2Ki 15:37
  50. 2 Kings 16:6 : Isa 9:12
  51. 2 Kings 16:6 : S 1Ki 9:26
  52. 2 Kings 16:7 : S 2Ki 15:29
  53. 2 Kings 16:7 : Isa 2:6; 10:20; Jer 2:18; 3:1; Eze 16:28; 23:5; Hos 10:6
  54. 2 Kings 16:8 : S 1Ki 15:18; 2Ki 12:18
  55. 2 Kings 16:9 : S Ge 14:15; S 2Ki 15:29
  56. 2 Kings 16:9 : Isa 22:6; Am 1:5; 9:7
  57. 2 Kings 16:10 : ver 11, 15, 16; Isa 8:2
  58. 2 Kings 16:12 : 2Ch 26:16
  59. 2 Kings 16:13 : Lev 6:8-13
  60. 2 Kings 16:13 : Lev 6:14-23
  61. 2 Kings 16:13 : S Ex 29:40
  62. 2 Kings 16:13 : Lev 7:11-21
  63. 2 Kings 16:14 : S Ex 20:24; S 40:6; S 1Ki 8:64
  64. 2 Kings 16:15 : Ex 29:38-41
  65. 2 Kings 16:15 : 1Sa 9:9
  66. 2 Kings 16:17 : 1Ki 7:27
  67. 2 Kings 16:18 : Eze 16:28
  68. 2 Kings 16:20 : Isa 14:28
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Acts 19:13-41

13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits(A) tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus(B) whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus,(C) they were all seized with fear,(D) and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.[a] 20 In this way the word of the Lord(E) spread widely and grew in power.(F)

21 After all this had happened, Paul decided[b] to go to Jerusalem,(G) passing through Macedonia(H) and Achaia.(I) “After I have been there,” he said, “I must visit Rome also.”(J) 22 He sent two of his helpers,(K) Timothy(L) and Erastus,(M) to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia(N) a little longer.

The Riot in Ephesus

23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.(O) 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. 25 He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: “You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business.(P) 26 And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus(Q) and in practically the whole province of Asia.(R) He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all.(S) 27 There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited; and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.”

28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”(T) 29 Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius(U) and Aristarchus,(V) Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia,(W) and all of them rushed into the theater together. 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples(X) would not let him. 31 Even some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him not to venture into the theater.

32 The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another.(Y) Most of the people did not even know why they were there. 33 The Jews in the crowd pushed Alexander to the front, and they shouted instructions to him. He motioned(Z) for silence in order to make a defense before the people. 34 But when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”(AA)

35 The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Fellow Ephesians,(AB) doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven? 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to calm down and not do anything rash. 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples(AC) nor blasphemed our goddess. 38 If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen(AD) have a grievance against anybody, the courts are open and there are proconsuls.(AE) They can press charges. 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. 40 As it is, we are in danger of being charged with rioting because of what happened today. In that case we would not be able to account for this commotion, since there is no reason for it.” 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.


  1. Acts 19:19 A drachma was a silver coin worth about a day’s wages.
  2. Acts 19:21 Or decided in the Spirit
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Psalm 147

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.[a]

How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant(A) and fitting to praise him!(B)

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;(C)
he gathers the exiles(D) of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted(E)
and binds up their wounds.(F)
He determines the number of the stars(G)
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord(H) and mighty in power;(I)
his understanding has no limit.(J)
The Lord sustains the humble(K)
but casts the wicked(L) to the ground.

Sing to the Lord(M) with grateful praise;(N)
make music(O) to our God on the harp.(P)

He covers the sky with clouds;(Q)
he supplies the earth with rain(R)
and makes grass grow(S) on the hills.
He provides food(T) for the cattle
and for the young ravens(U) when they call.

10 His pleasure is not in the strength(V) of the horse,(W)
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights(X) in those who fear him,(Y)
who put their hope(Z) in his unfailing love.(AA)

12 Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;(AB)
praise your God, Zion.

13 He strengthens the bars of your gates(AC)
and blesses your people(AD) within you.
14 He grants peace(AE) to your borders
and satisfies you(AF) with the finest of wheat.(AG)

15 He sends his command(AH) to the earth;
his word runs(AI) swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow(AJ) like wool
and scatters the frost(AK) like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail(AL) like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word(AM) and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes,(AN) and the waters flow.

19 He has revealed his word(AO) to Jacob,(AP)
his laws and decrees(AQ) to Israel.
20 He has done this for no other nation;(AR)
they do not know(AS) his laws.[b]

Praise the Lord.(AT)


  1. Psalm 147:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 20
  2. Psalm 147:20 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint nation; / he has not made his laws known to them
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Proverbs 18:4-5

The words of the mouth are deep waters,(A)
but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.

It is not good to be partial to the wicked(B)
and so deprive the innocent of justice.(C)

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06/28/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Kings 13:1-14:29, Acts 18:23-19:12, Psalm 146:1-10, Proverbs 18:2-3

Today is the 28th day of June welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we move into our work-week and, well, finish well and finish strong this 6th month of the year over the next couple of days. We have begun reading from the New International Version this week yesterday and continuing our journey in 2 Kings as well as the Book of Acts and that will carry us through into the next month. So, let’s pick-up where we left off, 2 Kings today, chapters 13 and 14.


Okay, let’s just keep ourselves caught up with the stories that we’re involved in the Old and New Testaments. In 2 Kings we moved through several different kings today and we can see there’s ya know battle, it’s not peace on every side and it’s not before Israel and Judah who are truly family, they were the tribes that all came out of Egypt together but now they’re two nations and their at war with each other too, so the back and forth and each time we are introduced to another king we find out whether they did evil in the Lord’s sight or whether they did good in the Lord’s sight. And we can see generation after generation of evil and then maybe 40 years of good or 20 years of good and then several more decades of evil. And so, there’s this slow, steady, decline taking place. They are being weakened by warfare with the nations around them and with warfare between themselves. Meanwhile, there are just kind of off the page, just out of sight, there are empires around them being formed and becoming very strong. And we’ll see that this eventually leads to the end. And speaking of endings, we said goodbye to the prophet Elisha today in our reading. And so, he becomes a piece of the story now, a piece of the history as we continue forward without him. And certainly, as we’ve moved through the times of the kings, Elijah and Elisha are major figures, major prophets during this time. And we’ve bid farewell to both of them now at this point. And so, that’s kind of where we are and we’ll continue that journey. In the Book of Acts we continue to travel along with the Apostle Paul. We are now on his 3rd recorded missionary journey and this will be the last recorded missionary journey. This one ends with Paul finally being captured and imprisoned and he won’t be free again. And yet we will watch that despite captivity, influence only increases which is really, really an interesting part of the early church story. We really do begin to see what it looks like for strength to be made perfect in weakness. So, we will certainly, most certainly continue to observe that. As we continue forward and then let’s take a peek at Proverbs today. Fools, fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions, right. So, it’s the fool who simply wants to hear themselves talk. It’s the fool who has something to say about everything even things they don’t know. It’s the fool who doesn’t take pleasure in understanding they just want to hear themselves. So, the kind of underlying lesson here then is that we should take pleasure in understanding and not in simply airing our own opinions. That is one sentence that could radically change humanity if everyone observed that, radically change the complexion of the way that we interact with each other if we heeded it. And so, we certainly can’t make everybody in the whole world heed anything but we can certainly heed this, we can make this a part of our lives. This can be one of our ways of being light in the darkness. May we find pleasure in understanding and not in airing our own opinions.


And so, Father, we invite You into that. We can be people of many words sometimes. We can find ourselves ah, in conversations and in debates that we have no business being in at all, they’re not helpful and they’re not fruitful about any number of things, like any of the issues of life. And so, we are counseled today to pay attention to our hearts posture. Are we, are we in this to hear ourselves talk or are we in this to gain understanding. Come Holy Spirit into that question as we navigate this day. We pray this in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base, it is the website, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here, and we have, we have something coming up on our calendar, it’s just a bit over a week away. It’s the 7th day of July and that is a bit of a Daily Audio Bible holiday. It’s a Global Campfire event, sort of, it’s called the Long Walk. And it’s something that we do individually, it’s actually a kind of a private thing but we also are doing it at the same time together all around the world. And it’s a bit self-explanatory, I’ve been talking about it last week but its name says what it is. It’s a Long Walk. So, we take the 7th day of July, whatever that day falls on, we give ourselves permission, if possible, to take that day off and away. We prepare and get all of the obligations and all the stuff that could take that day away from us and guard it and then we get up and go somewhere beautiful. Whether that’s get up and go for a couple of hours or to somewhere that you love that bears meaning in your life or whether you just look on your local map and find the nearest park. The trick is to go somewhere beautiful, somewhere that you wouldn’t normally necessarily go, somewhere you can go and spend some time drinking in the life that is happening all around you in nature. The kind of stuff that we take for granted, the kind of stuff that we don’t even pay attention to it’s just the background of our life. But we focus upon it, we allow it to speak to us as we walk in nature drinking it in and going for a long walk with God. Right as we move through the center of the year, we certainly contemplate our New Year’s resolutions and this is an opportunity to kind of reflect on them and reprioritize and reorient ourselves for the second half of the year, just walk with God and speak our hearts, say everything that we need to say that we just haven’t had time, we’re just too busy, we’re too running and it’s too chaotic. But we guarded this whole day so there is no rush. There is no interruption. It’s a time where we walk as if we were walking with somebody that we love and that time is standing still because we’d rather not be anywhere else at all then where we are in nature walking with God. And allowing the silence to speak, allowing it to heal us listening. Allowing God to speak back to us. That’s the Long Walk and that’s coming up on the 7th of July and I’m counting down the days looking forward to it myself. I treasure that day and the thousands and thousands over the years that have participated, that’s what we hear every year, is, “I didn’t know, I didn’t know what this all was gonna be but boy was it meaningful”. And the trick is to yeah, take your phone, take a tablet, whatever but don’t let it distract you, don’t let it become the idol that you worship at every 5 minutes. But at some point, you might want to take a picture or a little video, something that reminds you of the day that you spent walking with God. But also, something that you can share, we’ll put a post on the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page and you could comment in that post with your pictures or your videos or comments. And that becomes a little window for each of us to look into, well, actually to look at what happened this day all over the world and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation all over the world but also a connection point for we who have been out hiking or walking with God. So, put that on your calendar that is the 7th of July.

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Prayers and Encouragements:

Hi Daily Audio Bible Family, I’m calling in for prayer for a couple, a brother and a sister, Jerry and Salso. Salso is a man who has a great testimony of God’s faithfulness, he has received a new liver a new kidney and a new knee in the last two years. He is a picture of God’s strength when we’re weak and he is back in the hospital, the knee is being rejected and he has an infection. So, Lord, Daily Audio Bible family please pray with me. Lord, thank You for Salso’s life. Thank You for Jerry, his loving wife who is his caregiver and friend. Your words in Psalms 71:14-18 is a great testimony. And I will speak on behalf of Salso right now by Your word Lord. But I will hope continually and I will praise You, yet more and more. My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and of Your salvation all the day for I do not know their limits. I will go in the strength of the Lord God. I will make mention of Your righteousness and of Yours only. Oh God, You have taught me from my youth and to this day I declare Your wonderous works. Now also, even if I become old and grey headed, Oh God do not forsake me until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone is to come who is to come. Lord, thank You for Salso, give him strength, give the doctors wisdom, put Your Spirit on their hands and do Your will in Salso’s life. Comfort his wife Jerry as we continually pray for them.

It’s Joyful J from the Everglades. I hope everyone is doing well. I have discovered that my rhythm in life can become a rut. And I’ve, I’ve been in a rut. A rut of disconnect, a rut of isolation, a rut of, I don’t know, just not being connected. And I’m way, way behind in my DAB daily listening’s and incredibly behind in the community prayers. But I can’t let that be a reason for me to not reach out. So, this morning I said “I got to do it.” I’m listening to Brian, can’t even tell you what day, I’m about a week behind, but he talked about, he’s been talking about eyes to see and ears to hear and when life becomes challenging, seek Jesus. So, when the challenges are greater than I can bare, seek Jesus. When my strength is gone, seek Jesus. When my mind is overwhelmed with the concerns of this life, seek Jesus. When I feel all alone in this world, seek Jesus. When I want to change, seek Jesus. When I feel silent, seek Jesus. When I feel valueless, seek Jesus. When my confidence is low, seek Jesus. Oh Holy Spirit I just thank You so much that You use this platform.

Good morning everybody it’s Susan from Canada, God’s Yellow Flower calling. And today I’d like pray for Robert whose 39 and addicted to alcohol and I hear his mother’s broken, broken heart. And I can relate to that with my son being so ill with cancer so we’re about the same age and I can feel the brokenness in your heart cause mine is the same. So, there is hope for you and your son, there’s hope through Jesus Christ. And Lord God, I just pray Lord, Heavenly Father that Robert will be released from the chains that bind him from this addiction to alcohol and he will throw it away as far as he can. He will flee from it dear God so that he will not turn back again. And I think of all the other people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and sex and even the cell phones and gaming and all this stuff. God, all this takes us away from You, it turns us away from You, that’s where our help comes from. Truth and purity, help comes from You and You alone and none of these addictions that we turn to. And Lord God I just ask that these people represented here would just be released from the grip of addiction. In Jesus precious and Holy name, I pray. Amen.

Hello DAB family this is Joyful Noise from Southern California and I am calling in because I want you to know that you have changed my life family and community. The Global Campfire that we gather around each day has absolutely changed my life and certainly the word of God read by Brian every single day and his insights and I just so appreciate you Brian and your family, China and Jill and Ezekiel and everyone and I’m just grateful for your, basically your contribution to the family of God and everything that you all do. I also am grateful, and I just was just thinking about this this morning, I’m just so grateful for just normal life. And as the world returns to normal and the world opens up, that’s part of our nomenclature the worlds opening up, our communities opening up, and just doing the mundane things, like I don’t know, going to the a movie theater or maybe in your community it’s just being able to go outside and leave your home. Maybe it’s whatever but as I was thinking about that, I thought “how long will I be grateful that I can go to a movie theater, how long..” I just want to perhaps, encourage all of us, all of us, including myself it’s starts with me, to be just that person that says thank You God, thank You for this day, thank You that I get to wake up, thank You for this breath, thank You that I get to go to a park today, thank You that there’s toilet paper that we took for granted before and I’m just grateful for you and my family. And I just wanted to encourage you and this way. And if you’re grateful for this community, perhaps you might consider giving. Perhaps if that has moved your heart, maybe consider giving to this fabulous community and to Brian Hardin and his ministry. Thank you DAB family, I’m praying for you.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Renzo in Florida and I just want to pray for Duane in Wisconsin. That Father God, just please pray for Duane in Wisconsin, please pray for his family, his daughter his son, that his son that’s homeless right now and his daughter that he hasn’t speak to in a very long time. Please pray for restoration and let him, let his family to come back to him just like the prodigal son came back to his father God. And we just thank you for the hope and the joy that You give to us as believers and even when we’re struggling to grasp that God, You just comfort us, You give us peace, You’re our refuge. And Father God, I just wanna pray for Danny in Oregon and want to please pray for the wildfires that are happening in California, I mean in Oregon, sorry. I just wanna please pray for that and just I pray for her 96-year-old friend that is evacuated and I please pray for her son that’s evacuated and I pray for her father that has been looking, that has very sick. I just pray that he’s completely healed in the name of Jesus. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. Bye guys, have a blessed rest of your day. God Bless you. Love you guys and Jesus loves you too.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday June 28, 2021 (NIV)

2 Kings 13-14

Jehoahaz King of Israel

13 In the twenty-third year of Joash son of Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehoahaz son of Jehu became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned seventeen years. He did evil(A) in the eyes of the Lord by following the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit, and he did not turn away from them. So the Lord’s anger(B) burned against Israel, and for a long time he kept them under the power(C) of Hazael king of Aram and Ben-Hadad(D) his son.

Then Jehoahaz sought(E) the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw(F) how severely the king of Aram was oppressing(G) Israel. The Lord provided a deliverer(H) for Israel, and they escaped from the power of Aram. So the Israelites lived in their own homes as they had before. But they did not turn away from the sins(I) of the house of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit; they continued in them. Also, the Asherah pole[a](J) remained standing in Samaria.

Nothing had been left(K) of the army of Jehoahaz except fifty horsemen, ten chariots and ten thousand foot soldiers, for the king of Aram had destroyed the rest and made them like the dust(L) at threshing time.

As for the other events of the reign of Jehoahaz, all he did and his achievements, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel? Jehoahaz rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria. And Jehoash[b] his son succeeded him as king.

Jehoash King of Israel

10 In the thirty-seventh year of Joash king of Judah, Jehoash son of Jehoahaz became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned sixteen years. 11 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord and did not turn away from any of the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit; he continued in them.

12 As for the other events of the reign of Jehoash, all he did and his achievements, including his war against Amaziah(M) king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the annals(N) of the kings of Israel? 13 Jehoash rested with his ancestors, and Jeroboam(O) succeeded him on the throne. Jehoash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.

14 Now Elisha had been suffering from the illness from which he died. Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. “My father! My father!” he cried. “The chariots(P) and horsemen of Israel!”

15 Elisha said, “Get a bow and some arrows,”(Q) and he did so. 16 “Take the bow in your hands,” he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands.

17 “Open the east window,” he said, and he opened it. “Shoot!”(R) Elisha said, and he shot. “The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!” Elisha declared. “You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek.”(S)

18 Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”(T)

20 Elisha died and was buried.

Now Moabite raiders(U) used to enter the country every spring. 21 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life(V) and stood up on his feet.

22 Hazael king of Aram oppressed(W) Israel throughout the reign of Jehoahaz. 23 But the Lord was gracious to them and had compassion and showed concern for them because of his covenant(X) with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day he has been unwilling to destroy(Y) them or banish them from his presence.(Z)

24 Hazael king of Aram died, and Ben-Hadad(AA) his son succeeded him as king. 25 Then Jehoash son of Jehoahaz recaptured from Ben-Hadad son of Hazael the towns he had taken in battle from his father Jehoahaz. Three times(AB) Jehoash defeated him, and so he recovered(AC) the Israelite towns.

Amaziah King of Judah(AD)(AE)

14 In the second year of Jehoash[c] son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah began to reign. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan; she was from Jerusalem. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not as his father David had done. In everything he followed the example of his father Joash. The high places,(AF) however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

After the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, he executed(AG) the officials(AH) who had murdered his father the king. Yet he did not put the children of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law(AI) of Moses where the Lord commanded: “Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.”[d](AJ)

He was the one who defeated ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt(AK) and captured Sela(AL) in battle, calling it Joktheel, the name it has to this day.

Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, with the challenge: “Come, let us face each other in battle.”

But Jehoash king of Israel replied to Amaziah king of Judah: “A thistle(AM) in Lebanon sent a message to a cedar in Lebanon, ‘Give your daughter to my son in marriage.’ Then a wild beast in Lebanon came along and trampled the thistle underfoot. 10 You have indeed defeated Edom and now you are arrogant.(AN) Glory in your victory, but stay at home! Why ask for trouble and cause your own downfall and that of Judah also?”

11 Amaziah, however, would not listen, so Jehoash king of Israel attacked. He and Amaziah king of Judah faced each other at Beth Shemesh(AO) in Judah. 12 Judah was routed by Israel, and every man fled to his home.(AP) 13 Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Ahaziah, at Beth Shemesh. Then Jehoash went to Jerusalem and broke down the wall(AQ) of Jerusalem from the Ephraim Gate(AR) to the Corner Gate(AS)—a section about four hundred cubits long.[e] 14 He took all the gold and silver and all the articles found in the temple of the Lord and in the treasuries of the royal palace. He also took hostages and returned to Samaria.

15 As for the other events of the reign of Jehoash, what he did and his achievements, including his war(AT) against Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel? 16 Jehoash rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel. And Jeroboam his son succeeded him as king.

17 Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah lived for fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel. 18 As for the other events of Amaziah’s reign, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?

19 They conspired(AU) against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish,(AV) but they sent men after him to Lachish and killed him there. 20 He was brought back by horse(AW) and was buried in Jerusalem with his ancestors, in the City of David.

21 Then all the people of Judah took Azariah,[f](AX) who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. 22 He was the one who rebuilt Elath(AY) and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his ancestors.

Jeroboam II King of Israel

23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam(AZ) son of Jehoash king of Israel became king in Samaria, and he reigned forty-one years. 24 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord and did not turn away from any of the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.(BA) 25 He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebo Hamath(BB) to the Dead Sea,[g](BC) in accordance with the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, spoken through his servant Jonah(BD) son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.

26 The Lord had seen how bitterly everyone in Israel, whether slave or free,(BE) was suffering;[h](BF) there was no one to help them.(BG) 27 And since the Lord had not said he would blot out(BH) the name of Israel from under heaven, he saved(BI) them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash.

28 As for the other events of Jeroboam’s reign, all he did, and his military achievements, including how he recovered for Israel both Damascus(BJ) and Hamath,(BK) which had belonged to Judah, are they not written in the book of the annals(BL) of the kings of Israel? 29 Jeroboam rested with his ancestors, the kings of Israel. And Zechariah his son succeeded him as king.


  1. 2 Kings 13:6 That is, a wooden symbol of the goddess Asherah; here and elsewhere in 2 Kings
  2. 2 Kings 13:9 Hebrew Joash, a variant of Jehoash; also in verses 12-14 and 25
  3. 2 Kings 14:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant of Jehoash; also in verses 13, 23 and 27
  4. 2 Kings 14:6 Deut. 24:16
  5. 2 Kings 14:13 That is, about 600 feet or about 180 meters
  6. 2 Kings 14:21 Also called Uzziah
  7. 2 Kings 14:25 Hebrew the Sea of the Arabah
  8. 2 Kings 14:26 Or Israel was suffering. They were without a ruler or leader, and

Cross references:

  1. 2 Kings 13:2 : 1Ki 12:26-33
  2. 2 Kings 13:3 : S Dt 31:17
  3. 2 Kings 13:3 : S 1Ki 19:17
  4. 2 Kings 13:3 : ver 24
  5. 2 Kings 13:4 : S Dt 4:29
  6. 2 Kings 13:4 : S Dt 26:7
  7. 2 Kings 13:4 : S Nu 10:9; 2Sa 7:10
  8. 2 Kings 13:5 : S Ge 45:7; S Dt 28:29; S Jdg 2:18
  9. 2 Kings 13:6 : 1Ki 12:30
  10. 2 Kings 13:6 : S 1Ki 16:33
  11. 2 Kings 13:7 : 2Ki 10:32-33
  12. 2 Kings 13:7 : S 2Sa 22:43
  13. 2 Kings 13:12 : 2Ki 14:15
  14. 2 Kings 13:12 : 1Ki 15:31
  15. 2 Kings 13:13 : 2Ki 14:23; Hos 1:1
  16. 2 Kings 13:14 : S 2Ki 2:12
  17. 2 Kings 13:15 : 1Sa 20:20
  18. 2 Kings 13:17 : Jos 8:18
  19. 2 Kings 13:17 : S 1Ki 20:26
  20. 2 Kings 13:19 : ver 25
  21. 2 Kings 13:20 : S 2Ki 5:2
  22. 2 Kings 13:21 : Mt 27:52
  23. 2 Kings 13:22 : S 1Ki 19:17
  24. 2 Kings 13:23 : S Ex 2:24
  25. 2 Kings 13:23 : S Dt 29:20
  26. 2 Kings 13:23 : S Ex 33:15; 2Ki 17:18; 24:3, 20
  27. 2 Kings 13:24 : ver 3
  28. 2 Kings 13:25 : ver 18, 19
  29. 2 Kings 13:25 : S 2Ki 10:32
  30. 2 Kings 14:1 : 14:1-7pp — 2Ch 25:1-4, 11-12
  31. 2 Kings 14:1 : 14:8-22pp — 2Ch 25:17–26:2
  32. 2 Kings 14:4 : 2Ki 12:3
  33. 2 Kings 14:5 : 2Ki 21:24
  34. 2 Kings 14:5 : 2Ki 12:20
  35. 2 Kings 14:6 : S Dt 28:61
  36. 2 Kings 14:6 : S Nu 26:11; Job 21:20; Jer 31:30; 44:3; Eze 18:4, 20
  37. 2 Kings 14:7 : S 2Sa 8:13
  38. 2 Kings 14:7 : S Jdg 1:36
  39. 2 Kings 14:9 : Jdg 9:8-15
  40. 2 Kings 14:10 : 2Ch 26:16; 32:25
  41. 2 Kings 14:11 : S Jos 15:10
  42. 2 Kings 14:12 : 1Ki 22:36
  43. 2 Kings 14:13 : 1Ki 3:1; 2Ch 33:14; 36:19; Jer 39:2
  44. 2 Kings 14:13 : Ne 8:16; 12:39
  45. 2 Kings 14:13 : 2Ch 26:9; Jer 31:38; Zec 14:10
  46. 2 Kings 14:15 : 2Ki 13:12
  47. 2 Kings 14:19 : S 2Ki 12:20
  48. 2 Kings 14:19 : S Jos 10:3
  49. 2 Kings 14:20 : S 2Ki 9:28
  50. 2 Kings 14:21 : 2Ki 15:1; 2Ch 26:23; Isa 1:1; Hos 1:1; Am 1:1
  51. 2 Kings 14:22 : S 1Ki 9:26
  52. 2 Kings 14:23 : S 2Ki 13:13; 1Ch 5:17; Am 1:1; 7:10
  53. 2 Kings 14:24 : S 1Ki 15:30
  54. 2 Kings 14:25 : S Nu 13:21
  55. 2 Kings 14:25 : Dt 3:17
  56. 2 Kings 14:25 : Jnh 1:1; Mt 12:39
  57. 2 Kings 14:26 : Dt 32:36
  58. 2 Kings 14:26 : 2Ki 13:4
  59. 2 Kings 14:26 : Ps 18:41; 22:11; 72:12; 107:12; Isa 63:5; La 1:7
  60. 2 Kings 14:27 : S Dt 29:20
  61. 2 Kings 14:27 : S Jdg 6:14
  62. 2 Kings 14:28 : S 2Sa 8:5
  63. 2 Kings 14:28 : S 2Sa 8:9
  64. 2 Kings 14:28 : 1Ki 15:31
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Acts 18:23-19:12

23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia(A) and Phrygia,(B) strengthening all the disciples.(C)

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos,(D) a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus.(E) He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor[a](F) and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.(G) 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila(H) heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia,(I) the brothers and sisters(J) encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures(K) that Jesus was the Messiah.(L)

Paul in Ephesus

19 While Apollos(M) was at Corinth,(N) Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus.(O) There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit(P) when[b] you believed?”

They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”

“John’s baptism,” they replied.

Paul said, “John’s baptism(Q) was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”(R) On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.(S) When Paul placed his hands on them,(T) the Holy Spirit came on them,(U) and they spoke in tongues[c](V) and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.

Paul entered the synagogue(W) and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.(X) But some of them(Y) became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way.(Z) So Paul left them. He took the disciples(AA) with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 10 This went on for two years,(AB) so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia(AC) heard the word of the Lord.(AD)

11 God did extraordinary miracles(AE) through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured(AF) and the evil spirits left them.


  1. Acts 18:25 Or with fervor in the Spirit
  2. Acts 19:2 Or after
  3. Acts 19:6 Or other languages
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Psalm 146

Psalm 146

Praise the Lord.[a]

Praise the Lord,(A) my soul.

I will praise the Lord all my life;(B)
I will sing praise(C) to my God as long as I live.(D)
Do not put your trust in princes,(E)
in human beings,(F) who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;(G)
on that very day their plans come to nothing.(H)
Blessed are those(I) whose help(J) is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.

He is the Maker of heaven(K) and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful(L) forever.
He upholds(M) the cause of the oppressed(N)
and gives food to the hungry.(O)
The Lord sets prisoners free,(P)
the Lord gives sight(Q) to the blind,(R)
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,(S)
the Lord loves the righteous.(T)
The Lord watches over the foreigner(U)
and sustains the fatherless(V) and the widow,(W)
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

10 The Lord reigns(X) forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.

Praise the Lord.


  1. Psalm 146:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 10
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Proverbs 18:2-3

Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions.(A)

When wickedness comes, so does contempt,
and with shame comes reproach.

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 18:2 : S Pr 12:23
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06/27/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Kings 10:32-12:21, Acts 18:1-22, Psalms 145:1-21, Proverbs 18:1

Today is the 27th day of June welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we greet a brand-new shiny sparkly week. And yeah, we get to do this 52 times each journey that we take through the Bible. And, so, this is one of those times where, yeah, at the beginning of the week 52 times a year we can reset and just realize this week is something we’re going to live into, but we haven’t yet, and we can make some decisions that set the tone about what this week is going to look like no matter what the circumstances bring us. And one way that we do this is to stay rooted in the Scriptures and allow them to instruct and guide our steps. So, brand-new week here. And before this week is out, and this is a big deal friends, before this week is out, we will cross the threshold of the halfway point in our journey, and we’ll find ourselves in another month before this week is over. So, let’s dive in and take the next step. We’ll read from the New International Version this week and picking up where we left off. Second Kings chapter 10 verse 32 through 12 verse 21 today.


Father, we thank You for Your word and…and again we are grateful that You have brought us safely and successfully here to this point in time where we greet a new week. And in this week, we’re going to greet a new month. And that may not be a big deal, it’s just another day but we mark the time because it allows us to look back and see Your faithfulness every step of the way. And, so, we are grateful that You have brought us to this point. So, we invite You, we become aware of Your presence constantly at work in our lives. We ask that You continue to lead us deeper into our relationship with Jesus as we continue deeper into the Scriptures. And we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi this is Angel Heart. I kind of have a little bit of  twist today. I was visiting with my daughter and my grandson my mom today and…and I really had a good day. Even though I was having my struggles I had a good day and I want to thank God for that. Thank you, Jesus for giving me this good day. And I wanna thank you for praying for me all the days that you guys have been praying for me. It’s been hard and it’s been very long, but I did have a good day and I went into my room to lay down and my grandson was looking for me and he doesn’t normally do that, but he did that to me today and it made me feel so blessed that he actually was looking for me and not my mom or his mom. He was looking for me this time and it just filled my heart full, and it made me want to cry even though I can’t cry. But it made me want to cry. So, I just want to thank everybody for everything that you’ve been doing for me. So, thank you and God bless you and I’m praying for you, and I hope you have a blessed day. Thank you. Bye-bye.

Hi family this is Suzanne from Albuquerque. I just wanted to lift a couple people up today in prayer. Father we bring to You Desperately Seeking Jesus. And we know that she has been hurting from the loss of so many family members during this month of June and she’s having to walk the gauntlet every year as she passes through June and remembers those who she loves so much, and she’s lost. We know You’re holding her in Your beautiful loving arms close to Your heart. And You are there for the broken hearted and You love every tear. And we thank You so much for…for caring for her. I also want to lift up Danny from Southern Oregon who’s worried about her best friend, the wildfire. Please…please help them modify that…that at least get it under control. She’s worried about her best friend and her fathers in the hospital not doing well. We know that You are loving them and caring for them and there is a purpose to all things that You do and touch with Your…Your beautiful arms and we thank You so much. God bless you family. Please know that even though I don’t call in very much, I think I’m just kind of a reserved person and so it's…it’s hard for me but I do love you and I pray for every one of you. I don’t always get through all the community prayer every week, but I try. Every prayer I hear and even those that I don’t I am lifting you up here. So, thank you family. I love you.

Good morning I’m about a month behind listening to the Daily Audio Bible and I heard Grace and Peace and Heart call and ask for help to pray for her husband who is unsaved and for the division in their marriage and I felt compelled to call and just give a brief testimony. I too was married with division. Both my husband and I were unsaved when we got married and I got saved after the birth of my daughter and for 21 years I prayed for my husband and when God performed a miracle and that miracle included God himself waking my husband up in the middle of the night and asking him the question, “what is salvation?” And a week after that my husband suffered a massive heart attack, a heart attack that the doctors say he should not have survived from. It included 100% inclusion at the sight of the widow maker. He was…coded 7 times and was on defibrillation, the chest compressions for 45 minutes but he survived that, and not only did he survive that, but the doctor said he shows no signs of ever having a heart attack of that nature. He’s on no cardiac meds and he’s healthy today. And that is only through God’s grace. But I do want to say this, for 21 years I feel like part of the reason why it took God so long to answer my prayer was because of me, because he was…he was teaching me, he was growing me. I mean I stood against my husband for those 21 years that I was praying for him and…and I took control in my marriage, and I caused a lot of harm and when I finally got a clue and started looking at my part in this then God was able to work and again, he performed a massive miracle. And I will just say that God had a plan from the very first prayer I ever prayed, and he has a plan for you as well. Don’t give up. Hold on.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family this is Diana His Dearly Beloved in Minnesota it is June 24th and I just finished listening to the podcast and some of the prayers and just had to call in in response to Blind Tony’s beautiful poem. Your poems so touch me Blind Tony and I’m so grateful for you. I love each person who calls in. And just…this podcast is completely amazing. I was recently diagnosed with metastatic cancer in February, and I’ve had four surgeries since then. It’s kind of a strange cancer. It’s a neuroendocrine tumor and chemotherapy doesn’t work so you basically just have to cut it out with surgery, and I have been able to stay positive and grateful during this whole time thanks to your prayers and encouragement of friends and family. And just…just this podcast has meant so much to me. And I want to encourage people that no matter what is going on in your lives that God is there with us, and we just need to stay in communication and stay close to our Lord Abba Father and His presence and, yeah, give Him our time and not allow ourselves to be so swept up with the daily craziness and to make time. It’s the most important thing that we can do each day. Also want to do a shout out for supporting the Daily Audio Bible. I have been doing that, really just for the last couple of years, although I’ve been listening for a long time, I’m embarrassed to say but I planning continuing support this ministry and love each of you and pray for you. Take care. Bye.

Hi DAB family this is Kathy from Virginia and I have a praise report of sorts. I’ve been listening and praying along with you all for four years, but have never called in. I consider myself a very private person usually keeping my concerns worries really between God and me and really never had the courage to call in. However, this private relationship between God and me was really shattered yesterday unexpectedly by a call and a prayer from Roslyn in North Carolina. This is on June 23rd. So, two weeks ago I began praying intently for direction and guidance on an issue I’m dealing with at work and spent more time than usual really in quiet thought prayer and reading and I was weepy and sort of fraught with anxiousness even though I knew was held by God. And late last week I began to have a constant sensation at the stop back left of my head like I was being touched. And I kept feeling back there and could not find anything back there and thought that’s such an unusual place to have a sensation. And yesterday Roslyn shared her vision of our Father Abba holding a fretting child and guiding their head back to His chest to fully feel His embrace. And Roslyn your words brought me to tears instantly as I felt you were speaking to me. So, thank you for sharing what…what was on your heart. And how amazing it is that God works through this family to comfort us even when we don’t ask for it. So, thank you Brian and the DAB family. I’m really walking with a glowing heart today and feeling the flowing grace of God. God bless you all.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday June 27, 2021 (NIV)

2 Kings 10:32-12:21

32 In those days the Lord began to reduce(A) the size of Israel. Hazael(B) overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory 33 east of the Jordan in all the land of Gilead (the region of Gad, Reuben and Manasseh), from Aroer(C) by the Arnon(D) Gorge through Gilead to Bashan.

34 As for the other events of Jehu’s reign, all he did, and all his achievements, are they not written in the book of the annals(E) of the kings of Israel?

35 Jehu rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son succeeded him as king. 36 The time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.

Athaliah and Joash(F)

11 When Athaliah(G) the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to destroy the whole royal family. But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram[a] and sister of Ahaziah, took Joash(H) son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes, who were about to be murdered. She put him and his nurse in a bedroom to hide him from Athaliah; so he was not killed.(I) He remained hidden with his nurse at the temple of the Lord for six years while Athaliah ruled the land.

In the seventh year Jehoiada sent for the commanders of units of a hundred, the Carites(J) and the guards and had them brought to him at the temple of the Lord. He made a covenant with them and put them under oath at the temple of the Lord. Then he showed them the king’s son. He commanded them, saying, “This is what you are to do: You who are in the three companies that are going on duty on the Sabbath(K)—a third of you guarding the royal palace,(L) a third at the Sur Gate, and a third at the gate behind the guard, who take turns guarding the temple— and you who are in the other two companies that normally go off Sabbath duty are all to guard the temple for the king. Station yourselves around the king, each of you with weapon in hand. Anyone who approaches your ranks[b] is to be put to death. Stay close to the king wherever he goes.”

The commanders of units of a hundred did just as Jehoiada the priest ordered. Each one took his men—those who were going on duty on the Sabbath and those who were going off duty—and came to Jehoiada the priest. 10 Then he gave the commanders the spears and shields(M) that had belonged to King David and that were in the temple of the Lord. 11 The guards, each with weapon in hand, stationed themselves around the king—near the altar and the temple, from the south side to the north side of the temple.

12 Jehoiada brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant(N) and proclaimed him king. They anointed(O) him, and the people clapped their hands(P) and shouted, “Long live the king!”(Q)

13 When Athaliah heard the noise made by the guards and the people, she went to the people at the temple of the Lord. 14 She looked and there was the king, standing by the pillar,(R) as the custom was. The officers and the trumpeters were beside the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets.(S) Then Athaliah tore(T) her robes and called out, “Treason! Treason!”(U)

15 Jehoiada the priest ordered the commanders of units of a hundred, who were in charge of the troops: “Bring her out between the ranks[c] and put to the sword anyone who follows her.” For the priest had said, “She must not be put to death in the temple(V) of the Lord.” 16 So they seized her as she reached the place where the horses enter(W) the palace grounds, and there she was put to death.(X)

17 Jehoiada then made a covenant(Y) between the Lord and the king and people that they would be the Lord’s people. He also made a covenant between the king and the people.(Z) 18 All the people of the land went to the temple(AA) of Baal and tore it down. They smashed(AB) the altars and idols to pieces and killed Mattan the priest(AC) of Baal in front of the altars.

Then Jehoiada the priest posted guards at the temple of the Lord. 19 He took with him the commanders of hundreds, the Carites,(AD) the guards and all the people of the land, and together they brought the king down from the temple of the Lord and went into the palace, entering by way of the gate of the guards. The king then took his place on the royal throne. 20 All the people of the land rejoiced,(AE) and the city was calm, because Athaliah had been slain with the sword at the palace.

21 Joash[d] was seven years old when he began to reign.[e]

Joash Repairs the Temple(AF)

12 [f]In the seventh year of Jehu, Joash[g](AG) became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother’s name was Zibiah; she was from Beersheba. Joash did what was right(AH) in the eyes of the Lord all the years Jehoiada the priest instructed him. The high places,(AI) however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

Joash said to the priests, “Collect(AJ) all the money that is brought as sacred offerings(AK) to the temple of the Lord—the money collected in the census,(AL) the money received from personal vows and the money brought voluntarily(AM) to the temple. Let every priest receive the money from one of the treasurers, then use it to repair(AN) whatever damage is found in the temple.”

But by the twenty-third year of King Joash the priests still had not repaired the temple. Therefore King Joash summoned Jehoiada the priest and the other priests and asked them, “Why aren’t you repairing the damage done to the temple? Take no more money from your treasurers, but hand it over for repairing the temple.” The priests agreed that they would not collect any more money from the people and that they would not repair the temple themselves.

Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid. He placed it beside the altar, on the right side as one enters the temple of the Lord. The priests who guarded the entrance(AO) put into the chest all the money(AP) that was brought to the temple of the Lord. 10 Whenever they saw that there was a large amount of money in the chest, the royal secretary(AQ) and the high priest came, counted the money that had been brought into the temple of the Lord and put it into bags. 11 When the amount had been determined, they gave the money to the men appointed to supervise the work on the temple. With it they paid those who worked on the temple of the Lord—the carpenters and builders, 12 the masons and stonecutters.(AR) They purchased timber and blocks of dressed stone for the repair of the temple of the Lord, and met all the other expenses of restoring the temple.

13 The money brought into the temple was not spent for making silver basins, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, trumpets or any other articles of gold(AS) or silver for the temple of the Lord; 14 it was paid to the workers, who used it to repair the temple. 15 They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.(AT) 16 The money from the guilt offerings(AU) and sin offerings[h](AV) was not brought into the temple of the Lord; it belonged(AW) to the priests.

17 About this time Hazael(AX) king of Aram went up and attacked Gath and captured it. Then he turned to attack Jerusalem. 18 But Joash king of Judah took all the sacred objects dedicated by his predecessors—Jehoshaphat, Jehoram and Ahaziah, the kings of Judah—and the gifts he himself had dedicated and all the gold found in the treasuries of the temple of the Lord and of the royal palace, and he sent(AY) them to Hazael king of Aram, who then withdrew(AZ) from Jerusalem.

19 As for the other events of the reign of Joash, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? 20 His officials(BA) conspired against him and assassinated(BB) him at Beth Millo,(BC) on the road down to Silla. 21 The officials who murdered him were Jozabad son of Shimeath and Jehozabad son of Shomer. He died and was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. And Amaziah his son succeeded him as king.


  1. 2 Kings 11:2 Hebrew Joram, a variant of Jehoram
  2. 2 Kings 11:8 Or approaches the precincts
  3. 2 Kings 11:15 Or out from the precincts
  4. 2 Kings 11:21 Hebrew Jehoash, a variant of Joash
  5. 2 Kings 11:21 In Hebrew texts this verse (11:21) is numbered 12:1.
  6. 2 Kings 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-21 is numbered 12:2-22.
  7. 2 Kings 12:1 Hebrew Jehoash, a variant of Joash; also in verses 2, 4, 6, 7 and 18
  8. 2 Kings 12:16 Or purification offerings

Cross references:

  1. 2 Kings 10:32 : 2Ki 13:25; Ps 107:39
  2. 2 Kings 10:32 : S 1Ki 19:17
  3. 2 Kings 10:33 : S Nu 32:34; Dt 2:36; Jdg 11:26; Isa 17:2
  4. 2 Kings 10:33 : S Nu 21:13
  5. 2 Kings 10:34 : 1Ki 15:31
  6. 2 Kings 11:1 : 11:1-21pp — 2Ch 22:10–23:21
  7. 2 Kings 11:1 : S 2Ki 8:18
  8. 2 Kings 11:2 : 2Ki 12:1
  9. 2 Kings 11:2 : S Jdg 9:5
  10. 2 Kings 11:4 : ver 19
  11. 2 Kings 11:5 : 1Ch 9:25
  12. 2 Kings 11:5 : 1Ki 14:27
  13. 2 Kings 11:10 : S 2Sa 8:7
  14. 2 Kings 11:12 : Ex 25:16; 2Ki 23:3
  15. 2 Kings 11:12 : S 1Sa 9:16; S 1Ki 1:39
  16. 2 Kings 11:12 : Ps 47:1; 98:8; Isa 55:12
  17. 2 Kings 11:12 : S 1Sa 10:24
  18. 2 Kings 11:14 : S 1Ki 7:15
  19. 2 Kings 11:14 : S 1Ki 1:39
  20. 2 Kings 11:14 : S Ge 37:29
  21. 2 Kings 11:14 : 2Ki 9:23
  22. 2 Kings 11:15 : 1Ki 2:30
  23. 2 Kings 11:16 : Ne 3:28; Jer 31:40
  24. 2 Kings 11:16 : S Ge 4:14
  25. 2 Kings 11:17 : S Ex 24:8; 2Sa 5:3; 2Ch 15:12; 23:3; 29:10; 34:31; Ezr 10:3
  26. 2 Kings 11:17 : 2Ki 23:3; Jer 34:8
  27. 2 Kings 11:18 : S 1Ki 16:32
  28. 2 Kings 11:18 : S Dt 12:3
  29. 2 Kings 11:18 : 1Ki 18:40; 2Ki 10:25; 23:20
  30. 2 Kings 11:19 : ver 4
  31. 2 Kings 11:20 : Pr 11:10; 28:12; 29:2
  32. 2 Kings 12:1 : 12:1-21pp — 2Ch 24:1-14; 24:23-27
  33. 2 Kings 12:1 : 2Ki 11:2
  34. 2 Kings 12:2 : S Dt 12:25; S 2Sa 8:15
  35. 2 Kings 12:3 : S 1Ki 3:3; S 2Ki 18:4
  36. 2 Kings 12:4 : 2Ki 22:4
  37. 2 Kings 12:4 : Nu 18:19
  38. 2 Kings 12:4 : S Ex 30:12
  39. 2 Kings 12:4 : S Ex 25:2; S 35:29
  40. 2 Kings 12:5 : 2Ki 22:5
  41. 2 Kings 12:9 : 2Ki 25:18; Jer 35:4; 52:24
  42. 2 Kings 12:9 : Mk 12:41; Lk 21:1
  43. 2 Kings 12:10 : S 2Sa 8:17
  44. 2 Kings 12:12 : 2Ki 22:5-6
  45. 2 Kings 12:13 : S 1Ki 7:48-51
  46. 2 Kings 12:15 : 2Ki 22:7; 1Co 4:2
  47. 2 Kings 12:16 : Lev 5:14-19
  48. 2 Kings 12:16 : Lev 4:1-35
  49. 2 Kings 12:16 : S Lev 7:7
  50. 2 Kings 12:17 : 2Ki 8:12
  51. 2 Kings 12:18 : S 1Ki 15:18; S 2Ch 21:16-17
  52. 2 Kings 12:18 : 1Ki 15:21; 2Ki 15:20; 19:36
  53. 2 Kings 12:20 : 2Ki 14:5
  54. 2 Kings 12:20 : 2Ki 14:19; 15:10, 14, 25, 30; 21:23; 25:25
  55. 2 Kings 12:20 : Jdg 9:6
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Acts 18:1-22

In Corinth

18 After this, Paul left Athens(A) and went to Corinth.(B) There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla,(C) because Claudius(D) had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.(E) Every Sabbath(F) he reasoned in the synagogue,(G) trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

When Silas(H) and Timothy(I) came from Macedonia,(J) Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah.(K) But when they opposed Paul and became abusive,(L) he shook out his clothes in protest(M) and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads!(N) I am innocent of it.(O) From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”(P)

Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.(Q) Crispus,(R) the synagogue leader,(S) and his entire household(T) believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized.

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision:(U) “Do not be afraid;(V) keep on speaking, do not be silent. 10 For I am with you,(W) and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” 11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.(X)

12 While Gallio was proconsul(Y) of Achaia,(Z) the Jews of Corinth made a united attack on Paul and brought him to the place of judgment. 13 “This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.”

14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to them, “If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanor or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you. 15 But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law(AA)—settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things.” 16 So he drove them off. 17 Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes(AB) the synagogue leader(AC) and beat him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever.

Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters(AD) and sailed for Syria,(AE) accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila.(AF) Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae(AG) because of a vow he had taken.(AH) 19 They arrived at Ephesus,(AI) where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. 21 But as he left, he promised, “I will come back if it is God’s will.”(AJ) Then he set sail from Ephesus. 22 When he landed at Caesarea,(AK) he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.(AL)

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Psalm 145

Psalm 145[a]

A psalm of praise. Of David.

I will exalt you,(A) my God the King;(B)
I will praise your name(C) for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise(D) you
and extol your name(E) for ever and ever.

Great(F) is the Lord and most worthy of praise;(G)
his greatness no one can fathom.(H)
One generation(I) commends your works to another;
they tell(J) of your mighty acts.(K)
They speak of the glorious splendor(L) of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b](M)
They tell(N) of the power of your awesome works—(O)
and I will proclaim(P) your great deeds.(Q)
They celebrate your abundant goodness(R)
and joyfully sing(S) of your righteousness.(T)

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,(U)
slow to anger and rich in love.(V)

The Lord is good(W) to all;
he has compassion(X) on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you,(Y) Lord;
your faithful people extol(Z) you.(AA)
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom(AB)
and speak of your might,(AC)
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts(AD)
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.(AE)
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,(AF)
and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy(AG) in all he promises(AH)
and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds(AI) all who fall
and lifts up all(AJ) who are bowed down.(AK)
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food(AL) at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires(AM) of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous(AN) in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.(AO)
18 The Lord is near(AP) to all who call on him,(AQ)
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires(AR) of those who fear him;(AS)
he hears their cry(AT) and saves them.(AU)
20 The Lord watches over(AV) all who love him,(AW)
but all the wicked he will destroy.(AX)

21 My mouth will speak(AY) in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature(AZ) praise his holy name(BA)
for ever and ever.


  1. Psalm 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 145:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text On the glorious splendor of your majesty / and on your wonderful works I will meditate
  3. Psalm 145:13 One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 145:1 : Ps 30:1; 34:1
  2. Psalm 145:1 : Ps 2:6; 5:2
  3. Psalm 145:1 : S Ps 54:6
  4. Psalm 145:2 : S Ps 71:6
  5. Psalm 145:2 : Ps 34:1; Isa 25:1; 26:8
  6. Psalm 145:3 : S Ps 95:3
  7. Psalm 145:3 : S 2Sa 22:4; Ps 96:4
  8. Psalm 145:3 : S Job 5:9
  9. Psalm 145:4 : Ps 22:30
  10. Psalm 145:4 : S Dt 11:19
  11. Psalm 145:4 : S Ps 71:16
  12. Psalm 145:5 : Ps 96:6; 148:13
  13. Psalm 145:5 : S Ps 75:1
  14. Psalm 145:6 : Ps 78:4
  15. Psalm 145:6 : S Ps 66:3
  16. Psalm 145:6 : S Dt 32:3
  17. Psalm 145:6 : Ps 75:1; 106:22
  18. Psalm 145:7 : S Ex 18:9; S Ps 27:13
  19. Psalm 145:7 : S Ps 5:11; S 101:1
  20. Psalm 145:7 : S Ps 138:5
  21. Psalm 145:8 : S Ps 86:15; 103:8
  22. Psalm 145:8 : S Ps 86:5
  23. Psalm 145:9 : S 1Ch 16:34; S Ps 136:1; Mt 19:17; Mk 10:18
  24. Psalm 145:9 : Ps 103:13-14
  25. Psalm 145:10 : S Ps 8:6; S 103:22; S 139:14
  26. Psalm 145:10 : Ps 30:4; 148:14; 149:9
  27. Psalm 145:10 : Ps 115:17-18
  28. Psalm 145:11 : ver 12-13; S Ex 15:2; Mt 6:33
  29. Psalm 145:11 : Ps 21:13
  30. Psalm 145:12 : S Ps 75:1; 105:1
  31. Psalm 145:12 : ver 11; Ps 103:19; Isa 2:10, 19, 21
  32. Psalm 145:13 : S Ex 15:18; 1Ti 1:17; 2Pe 1:11; Rev 11:15
  33. Psalm 145:13 : S Dt 7:9; S 1Co 1:9
  34. Psalm 145:13 : S Jos 23:14
  35. Psalm 145:14 : S Ps 37:17
  36. Psalm 145:14 : S 1Sa 2:8; Ps 146:8
  37. Psalm 145:14 : S Ps 38:6
  38. Psalm 145:15 : S Ge 1:30; S Job 28:5; S Ps 37:25; S Mt 6:26
  39. Psalm 145:16 : S Ps 90:14; S 104:28
  40. Psalm 145:17 : S Ex 9:27; S Ezr 9:15
  41. Psalm 145:17 : ver 13
  42. Psalm 145:18 : S Nu 23:21; S Ps 46:1; Php 4:5
  43. Psalm 145:18 : Ps 18:6; 80:18
  44. Psalm 145:19 : S Ps 20:4
  45. Psalm 145:19 : S Job 22:28
  46. Psalm 145:19 : S Ps 31:22; S 40:1
  47. Psalm 145:19 : S 1Sa 10:19; Ps 7:10; 34:18
  48. Psalm 145:20 : S Ps 1:6
  49. Psalm 145:20 : Ps 31:23; 91:14; 97:10
  50. Psalm 145:20 : S Ps 94:23
  51. Psalm 145:21 : Ps 71:8
  52. Psalm 145:21 : Ps 65:2; 150:6
  53. Psalm 145:21 : S Ex 3:15; S Ps 30:4; S 99:3
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Proverbs 18:1

18 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends
and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday June 26, 2021 (NIV)

2 Kings 9:14-10:31

Jehu Kills Joram and Ahaziah

14-16 King Joram[a] of Israel had been badly wounded in the battle at Ramoth, trying to defend it against King Hazael and the Syrian army. Joram was now recovering in Jezreel, and King Ahaziah of Judah was there, visiting him.

Meanwhile, Jehu was in Ramoth, making plans to kill Joram. He said to his officers, “If you want me to be king, then don’t let anyone leave this town. They might go to Jezreel and tell Joram.” Then Jehu got in his chariot and rode to Jezreel.

17 When the guard in the watchtower at Jezreel saw Jehu and his men riding up, he shouted to the king, “I see a bunch of men coming this way.”

Joram ordered, “Send someone out to ask them if this is a friendly visit.”

18 One of the soldiers rode out and said to Jehu, “King Joram wants to know if this is a friendly visit.”

“What’s it to you?” Jehu asked. “Just stay behind me with the rest of my troops!”

About the same time the guard in the watchtower said, “Your Majesty, the rider got there, but he isn’t coming back.”

19 So Joram sent out another rider, who rode up to Jehu and said, “The king wants to know if this is a friendly visit.”

“What’s it to you?” Jehu asked. “Just get behind me with the rest of my troops!”

20 The guard in the watchtower said, “Your Majesty, the rider got there, but he isn’t coming back either. Wait a minute! That one man is a reckless chariot driver—it must be Jehu!”

21 Joram commanded, “Get my chariot ready.” Then he and Ahaziah got in their chariots and rode out to meet Jehu. They all met on the land that had belonged to Naboth.[b] 22 Joram asked, “Jehu, is this a peaceful visit?”

“How can there be peace?” Jehu asked. “Your mother Jezebel has caused everyone to worship idols and practice witchcraft.”

23 “Ahaziah, let’s get out of here!” Joram yelled. “It’s a trap!” As Joram tried to escape, 24 Jehu shot an arrow. It hit Joram between his shoulders, then it went through his heart and came out his chest. He fell over dead in his chariot.

25-26 Jehu commanded his assistant Bidkar, “Get Joram’s body and throw it in the field that Naboth once owned. Do you remember when you and I used to ride side by side behind Joram’s father Ahab? It was then that the Lord swore to Ahab that he would be punished in the same field where he had killed Naboth and his sons. So throw Joram’s body there, just as the Lord said.”

27 Ahaziah saw all of this happen and tried to escape to the town of Beth-Haggan, but Jehu caught up with him and shouted, “Kill him too!” So his troops shot Ahaziah with an arrow while he was on the road to Gur near Ibleam. He went as far as Megiddo, where he died. 28 Ahaziah’s officers put his body in a chariot and took it back to Jerusalem, where they buried him beside his ancestors.

29 Ahaziah had become king of Judah in the eleventh year of the rule of Ahab’s son Joram.

Jehu Kills Jezebel

30 Jehu headed toward Jezreel, and when Jezebel heard he was coming, she put on eye shadow and brushed her hair. Then she stood at the window, waiting for him to arrive. 31 As he walked through the city gate, she shouted down to him, “Why did you come here, you murderer? To kill the king? You’re no better than Zimri!”[c]

32 He looked up toward the window and asked, “Is anyone up there on my side?” A few palace workers stuck their heads out of a window, 33 and Jehu shouted, “Throw her out the window!” They threw her down, and her blood splattered on the walls and on the horses that trampled her body.[d]

34 Jehu left to get something to eat and drink. Then he told some workers, “Even though she was evil, she was a king’s daughter,[e] so make sure she has a proper burial.”

35 But when they went out to bury her body, they found only her skull, her hands, and her feet. 36 They reported this to Jehu, and he said, “The Lord told Elijah the prophet that Jezebel’s body would be eaten by dogs right here in Jezreel. 37 And he warned that her bones would be spread all over the ground like manure, so that no one could tell who it was.”

Jehu Kills All of Ahab’s Descendants

10 Ahab still had seventy descendants living in Samaria. So Jehu wrote a letter to each of the important leaders and officials of the town,[f] and to those who supported Ahab. In the letters he wrote:

Your town is strong, and you’re protected by chariots and an armed cavalry. And I know that King Ahab’s descendants live there with you. So as soon as you read this letter, choose the best person for the job and make him the next king. Then be prepared to defend Ahab’s family.

The officials and leaders read the letters and were very frightened. They said to each other, “Jehu has already killed King Joram and King Ahaziah! We have to do what he says.” The prime minister, the mayor of the city, as well as the other leaders and Ahab’s supporters, sent this answer to Jehu, “We are your servants, Your Majesty, and we will do whatever you tell us. But it’s not our place to choose someone to be king. You do what you think is best.”

Jehu then wrote another letter which said, “If you are on my side and will obey me, then prove it. Bring me the heads of the descendants of Ahab! And be here in Jezreel by this time tomorrow.”

The seventy descendants of King Ahab were living with some of the most important people of the city. And when these people read Jehu’s second letter, they called together all seventy of Ahab’s descendants. They killed them, put their heads in baskets, and sent them to Jezreel.

When Jehu was told what had happened, he said, “Put the heads in two piles at the city gate, and leave them there until morning.”

The next morning, Jehu went out and stood where everyone could hear him, and he said, “You people are not guilty of anything. I’m the one who plotted against Joram and had him killed. But who killed all these men? 10 Listen to me. Everything the Lord’s servant Elijah promised about Ahab’s family will come true.”[g]

11 Then Jehu killed the rest of Ahab’s relatives living in Jezreel, as well as his highest officials, his priests, and his closest friends. No one in Ahab’s family was left alive in Jezreel.

12-13 Jehu left for Samaria, and along the way, he met some relatives of King Ahaziah of Judah at a place where shepherds meet.[h] He asked, “Who are you?”

“We are relatives of Ahaziah,” they answered. “We’re going to visit his family.”

14 “Take them alive!” Jehu said to his officers. So they grabbed them and led them to the well near the shepherds' meeting place, where they killed all forty-two of them.

15 As Jehu went on, he saw Jehonadab son of Rechab[i] coming to meet him. Jehu greeted him, then said, “Jehonadab, I’m on your side. Are you on mine?”

“Yes, I am.”

“Then give me your hand,” Jehu answered. He helped Jehonadab into his chariot 16 and said, “Come with me and see how faithful I am to the Lord.”

They rode together in Jehu’s chariot 17 to Samaria. Jehu killed everyone there who belonged to Ahab’s family, as well as all his officials. Everyone in his family was now dead, just as the Lord had promised Elijah.

Jehu Kills All the Worshipers of Baal

18 Jehu called together the people in Samaria and said:

King Ahab sometimes worshiped Baal, but I will be completely faithful to Baal. 19 I’m going to offer a huge sacrifice to him. So invite his prophets and priests, and be sure everyone who worships him is there. Anyone who doesn’t come will be killed.

But this was a trick—Jehu was really planning to kill the worshipers of Baal. 20 He said, “Announce a day of worship for Baal!” After the day had been announced, 21 Jehu sent an invitation to everyone in Israel. All the worshipers of Baal came, and the temple was filled from one end to the other. 22 Jehu told the official in charge of the sacred robes to make sure that everyone had a robe to wear.

23 Jehu and Jehonadab went into the temple, and Jehu said to the crowd, “Look around and make sure that only the worshipers of Baal are here. No one who worships the Lord is allowed in.” 24 Then they began to offer sacrifices to Baal.

Earlier, Jehu had ordered eighty soldiers to wait outside the temple. He had warned them, “I will get all these worshipers here, and if any of you let even one of them escape, you will be killed instead!”

25 As soon as Jehu finished offering the sacrifice, he told the guards and soldiers, “Come in and kill them! Don’t let anyone escape.” They slaughtered everyone in the crowd and threw the bodies outside. Then they went back into the temple 26 and carried out the image of Baal. They burned it 27 and broke it into pieces, then they completely destroyed Baal’s temple. And since that time, it’s been nothing but a public toilet.[j]

28 That’s how Jehu stopped the worship of Baal in Israel. 29 But he did not stop the worship of the gold statues of calves at Dan and Bethel that Jeroboam had made for the people to worship.[k]

30 Later the Lord said, “Jehu, you have done right by destroying Ahab’s entire family, just as I had planned. So I will make sure that the next four kings of Israel will come from your own family.”

31 But Jehu did not completely obey the commands of the Lord God of Israel. Instead, he kept doing the sinful things that Jeroboam had caused the Israelites to do.


  1. 9.14-16 Joram: The Hebrew text has “Jehoram,” another spelling of the name.
  2. 9.21 the land. . . Naboth: See 1 Kings 21.
  3. 9.31 Zimri: An Israelite king who killed King Elah and his family so he could become king, but who ruled only seven days (see 1 Kings 16.8-20).
  4. 9.33 horses. . . her body: Two ancient translations; Hebrew “horses. Then Jehu trampled her body.”
  5. 9.34 she. . . daughter: Her father was King Ethbaal of Sidon (see 1 Kings 16.31).
  6. 10.1 the town: Two ancient translations; Hebrew “Jezreel.”
  7. 10.10 Everything. . . come true: See 1 Kings 21.17-24.
  8. 10.12,13 at a place where shepherds meet: Or “at Betheked of the Shepherds.”
  9. 10.15 Jehonadab son of Rechab: Or “Jehonadab the chariot driver.”
  10. 10.27 public toilet: Or “garbage dump.”
  11. 10.29 gold statues. . . to worship: See 1 Kings 12.26-30.

Acts 17

Trouble in Thessalonica

17 After Paul and his friends had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they went on to Thessalonica. A Jewish meeting place was in that city. So as usual, Paul went there to worship, and on three Sabbaths he spoke to the people. He used the Scriptures to show them that the Messiah had to suffer, but that he would rise from death. Paul also told them that Jesus is the Messiah he was preaching about. Some of them believed what Paul had said, and they became followers with Paul and Silas. Some Gentiles[a] and many important women also believed the message.

The Jewish leaders were jealous and got some worthless bums who hung around the marketplace to start a riot in the city. They wanted to drag Paul and Silas out to the mob, and so they went straight to Jason’s home. But when they did not find them there, they dragged out Jason and some of the Lord’s followers. They took them to the city authorities and shouted, “Paul and Silas have been upsetting things everywhere. Now they have come here, and Jason has welcomed them into his home. All of them break the laws of the Roman Emperor by claiming that someone named Jesus is king.”

The officials and the people were upset when they heard this. So they made Jason and the other followers pay bail before letting them go.

People in Berea Welcome the Message

10 That same night the Lord’s followers sent Paul and Silas on to Berea, and after they arrived, they went to the Jewish meeting place. 11 The people in Berea were much nicer than those in Thessalonica, and they gladly accepted the message. Day after day they studied the Scriptures to see if these things were true. 12 Many of them put their faith in the Lord, including some important Greek women and several men.

13 When the Jewish leaders in Thessalonica heard that Paul had been preaching God’s message in Berea, they went there and caused trouble by turning the crowds against Paul.

14 Right away the followers sent Paul down to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed in Berea. 15 Some men went with Paul as far as Athens, and then returned with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.

Paul in Athens

16 While Paul was waiting in Athens, he was upset to see all the idols in the city. 17 He went to the Jewish meeting place to speak to the Jews and to anyone who worshiped with them. Day after day he also spoke to everyone he met in the market. 18 Some of them were Epicureans[b] and some were Stoics,[c] and they started arguing with him.

People were asking, “What is this know-it-all trying to say?”

Some even said, “Paul must be preaching about foreign gods! That’s what he means when he talks about Jesus and about people rising from death.”[d]

19 They brought Paul before a council called the Areopagus, and said, “Tell us what your new teaching is all about. 20 We have heard you say some strange things, and we want to know what you mean.”

21 More than anything else the people of Athens and the foreigners living there loved to hear and to talk about anything new. 22 So Paul stood up in front of the council and said:

People of Athens, I see that you are very religious. 23 As I was going through your city and looking at the things you worship, I found an altar with the words, “To an Unknown God.” You worship this God, but you don’t really know him. So I want to tell you about him. 24 This God made the world and everything in it. He is Lord of heaven and earth, and he doesn’t live in temples built by human hands. 25 He doesn’t need help from anyone. He gives life, breath, and everything else to all people. 26 From one person God made all nations who live on earth, and he decided when and where every nation would be.

27 God has done all this, so that we will look for him and reach out and find him. He isn’t far from any of us, 28 and he gives us the power to live, to move, and to be who we are. “We are his children,” just as some of your poets have said.

29 Since we are God’s children, we must not think that he is like an idol made out of gold or silver or stone. He isn’t like anything that humans have thought up and made. 30 In the past, God forgave all this because people did not know what they were doing. But now he says that everyone everywhere must turn to him. 31 He has set a day when he will judge the world’s people with fairness. And he has chosen the man Jesus to do the judging for him. God has given proof of this to all of us by raising Jesus from death.

32 As soon as the people heard Paul say that a man had been raised from death, some of them started laughing. Others said, “We will hear you talk about this some other time.” 33 When Paul left the council meeting, 34 some of the men put their faith in the Lord and went with Paul. One of them was a council member named Dionysius. A woman named Damaris and several others also put their faith in the Lord.


  1. 17.4 Gentiles: See the note at 14.1.
  2. 17.18 Epicureans: People who followed the teaching of a man named Epicurus, who taught that happiness should be the main goal in life.
  3. 17.18 Stoics: Followers of a man named Zeno, who taught that people should learn self-control and be guided by their consciences.
  4. 17.18 people rising from death: Or “a goddess named ‘Rising from Death.’”

Psalm 144

(By David.)

A Prayer for the Nation

144 I praise you, Lord!
You are my mighty rock,[a]
and you teach me
how to fight my battles.
You are my friend,
and you are my fortress
where I am safe.
You are my shield,
and you made me the ruler
of our people.[b]

Why do we humans mean anything
to you, our Lord?
Why do you care about us?
We disappear like a breath;
we last no longer
than a faint shadow.

Open the heavens like a curtain
and come down, Lord.
Touch the mountains
and make them send up smoke.
Use your lightning as arrows
to scatter my enemies
and make them run away.
Reach down from heaven
and set me free.
Save me from the mighty flood
of those lying foreigners
who can’t tell the truth.

In praise of you, our God,
I will sing a new song,
while playing my harp.
10 By your power, kings win wars,
and your servant David is saved
from deadly swords.
11 Won’t you keep me safe
from those lying foreigners
who can’t tell the truth?

12 Let’s pray that our young sons
will grow like strong plants
and that our daughters
will be as lovely
as columns
in the corner of a palace.
13 May our barns be filled
with all kinds of crops.
May our fields be covered
with sheep by the thousands,
14 and every cow have calves.[c]
Don’t let our city be captured
or any of us be taken away,
and don’t let cries of sorrow
be heard in our streets.

15 Our Lord and our God,
you give these blessings
to all who worship you.


  1. 144.1 mighty rock: See the note at 18.2.
  2. 144.2 of our people: Some Hebrew manuscripts and ancient translations have “of the nations.”
  3. 144.14 have calves: Or “grow fat.”

Proverbs 17:27-28

27 It makes a lot of sense
to be a person of few words
and to stay calm.
28 Even fools seem smart
when they are quiet.

06/26/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Kings 9:14-10:31, Acts 17:1-34, Psalm 144:1-15, Proverbs 17:27-28

Today is June 26th welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you like every day, every single day, it’s so encouraging that there’s a place in this world called the Global Campfire. A place that we can come and exhale all the cares of this life and just give ourselves a break, permission, permission to set aside the cares and the anxieties and the swirl of stuff that ends up clouding our vision and confusing us and then crushing us if we let it. We just push pause we can push play, like if we get out of the Global Campfire, if we get out of this time in the scriptures together and we’re like yeah, somethings missing. Oh, it’s that anxiety, right, right, right it’s that depression, let me push play on that. We can do that, go right back into it if we want but this is a place where we have permission briefly, just for a little bit to reorient ourselves to God and we can do this every single day because ah, one day, can set us off track significantly if we don’t realign ourselves. And so, that’s what we’re here to do and that’s why it’s great to be here with you today as we take the next step forward and complete another one of our weeks together. So, we’ve been reading from the Contemporary English Version this week, which is what we’ll do today. We’re in the Book of 2 Kings chapter 9 verse 14 through 10 verse 31.


Father we thank You for Your word and we take that proverb to heart and we ask that that linger with us as we move through our weekend. Sometimes we can be people of many words and so often wisdom is to stay calm and keep quiet and be observant. And so, come Holy Spirit continue to lead us on the paths of wisdom that we might hear her voice at every crossroads. Come Holy Spirit and lead us into all truths as You’ve promised. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Prayers and Encouragements:

Good morning Daily Audio Bible brothers and sisters this is Sharon also known as Trees by the Water from Ohio and I’m calling this morning for three of my sisters. Kira from Denver you are someone that I think of often and pray for and I just wanted to say that your poem that you called in the other about breathing and knowing that God was that close to you like your breath, that was just really amazing and I know you can just see how He is walking with you every step of the way. I wanted to mention Beth, I think she used to say Beth from Delaware, she’s called in over the years for her daughter Deborah and Beth it’s been wonderful to hear from you again and hear how well Deborah is doing. I remember praying for her years ago and it’s just wonderful to get her updates and we’ll continue to pray for her. Also, wanted to mention a very recent caller Linda also called Maria from Sweden who called on June 18th and her call was played on June 21st. She said that she has bipolar and other diagnoses and had been in treatment. And she also mentioned that she became a Christian 3 years ago and that since then God has done amazing things in her life and Linda, I wanted to let you know that I can tell that the Lord is with you. You’re testifying of His goodness and grace and you’re quoting scripture to help others and I just wanted to let you know that we will be praying for you and that the Lord is working in your life. Love you all 3 and everyone else here.

Hi, it’s Patrick from Seattle. This message is specifically for Danny from Southern Oregon. Danny, I heard the fear in your voice and I completely understand. Just last week I drove through Southern Oregon and saw the devastation left by the forest fires from last year and the year before and it is horrible. And to hear that they’re starting again, that we’re back in the fire season is horrible, is frightening. So, I would like to lift Danny up in prayer, please join me. Heavenly Father, please help Danny through this and give her comfort and let her know that Your hand is at work and You’re going protect Your people. Please help her with her fear and anxiety as she deals with all these overlapping circumstances. Please God, help her Father to be comfortable and to improve his health and feel better and just give Danny the comfort of knowing that You’re with her Father in his ailments. Please help her son and her friend Elfie who’ve received evacuation notices. Give them safe passage and protect them on their way and guide them through this and please protect…put a hedge of protection around their properties as the fire approach on them so that they can come home to a safe place and all of their property and memories are contained therein. And please be with all the firefighters and police officers and first responders and fire jumpers that are gonna be responding to these fires, keep them safe. And help the communities as they deal with another round of forest fires this season. Please God, just use this as an opportunity to show Your miraculous hand at work. Please be with our sister Danny through all of this. It’s in Your heavenly name, the name of Jesus Christ that we all pray. Amen.

Hello, DAB, this is Lacey, also known as Consider the Lilies the elderly lady that’s alone. Anyhow, I’m very down, very sad, very discouraged, very hurt; an old misunderstanding of a few years ago has resurfaced and I feel like I’m banging my head up against a wall trying to make myself heard and understood. It’s just an exercise in futility and it’s going nowhere and the misunderstanding continues and continues, it’s with another believer who seems to think they’re better than me. And just attacks me and oh, I just, see’s things only through their own lens. It’s just futile, I can’t express myself. I can’t make myself heard or understood. I’m just weary, please pray for God to intervene and for me to not let this turn into depression. Thank you. It’s just another thing on top of so many others. God Bless you. Thank you. I listen daily and I pray. Bye Bye.

Hey DAB family I’m a first-time caller, I’ve been listening for quite a while at the suggestion of my mom, which is pretty cool. And, I love getting to pray with you and I love getting to be filled by the word of God. I used to listen in the morning as I’m getting ready to go off into my day. I am calling to ask you all to pray with me, I have recently started seeing a Godly man, which has been pretty great. But, I didn’t realize when we first started speaking how very much he is still hurting over his last relationship and how recent that was and that has been a huge challenge. So, I am just asking for prayer for his healing and my insecurities from past relationships that God would just help us both to grow through this no matter what the outcome is and that if God is blessing this relationship that we’ll be able to talk about these things and sort through them. And if not that we’ll figure that out pretty quick too. I thank you so much you guys and I love again to pray with and for you. God Bless.