03/31/2022 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 16:1-17:20, Luke 9:7-27, Psalms 72:1-20, Proverbs 12:8-9

Today is the 31st day of March welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s right to be here with you around the Global Campfire as we take the next step forward. And our next steps forward have led us to this day, which is the final day of the third month of the year. So, when we finish today’s reading and we have completed 25% of our journey. Hard to believe at least for me. Feels like we just got going, but that’s normal. I’ve done this like enough years to know, like how does that happen. But here we are, end of the first quarter of the year and that leads us back to where we left off yesterday in the book of Deuteronomy. We’re reading from the New International Version this week. Deuteronomy chapters 16 and 17 today.


Okay, a couple of things from our reading today as we conclude the third month on our journey together. First from the gospel of Luke, we come to the central question of the Gospels really, a question that it seems like the Gospels are all leading us to be asked and we must answer. And that is, “who do you say that I am?” So, we have this story in other Gospels. In other places were told Jesus on His way to Caesarea Philippi and He is more to say about the gates of hell, not prevailing, etc. In the gospel of Luke, Jesus is praying, His friends are with Him. He asks what the crowd…just like what do people assume about me? What are people saying? What’s the story going around about me? And the story that’s going around is that He’s a resurrected John the Baptist, which even, apparently, according to the Scriptures, Herod is kind of on that page because he knows he killed John and now there’s rumors of somebody kinda like that. So, Herod’s wondering if John the Baptist has been resurrected. Some people think that. Others think it’s Elijah, the great prophet of old, that has returned, come back. And they would think that because we’re told in Scripture that Elijah doesn’t die a natural death. He is taken up in a whirlwind to God. So, for them to think this person on this earth who has these powers to heal and power over nature and is spreading good news in awakening the hearts of people, this must be Elijah. And then others think, maybe not Elijah just one of the old prophets of old, long ago has been resurrected and come back to life. That’s what people were thinking about Jesus. We all have been told all kinds of things about Jesus. If we’ve been around the Christian faith very long we’ve been told every conceivable thing to believe about Jesus, but it really still does come down…like no matter what we’ve been told, it does come down to, “who do you say that Jesus is.” And as we complete 25% of our journey as we’re at this place and we’re transitioning into a new month and a new quarter that’s fair. That’s a fair thing to…to spend the day thinking about. What does my life say? Who do I say…by the way that I am living who do I say that Jesus is? That can be a very very deep question. It’s supposed to be. We find it repeatedly in the New Testament. We’re supposed to answer this question. And, so, let’s spend some time with that today.

And then from the book of Proverbs. “Better to be in nobody and yet have a servant then pretend to be somebody and have no food.” Right? Pretending to be what you are not, how has that ever really worked out to your advantage? Whether it’s that were pretending to have more than we do, or any other kind of posturing that human beings are capable of, if we would just push pause for a second and think about that. That kind of behavior, those behaviors when we’re more posturing, what we are doing is presenting a falsehood as a truth about us. In other words, we’re lying about ourselves to everybody so that they’ll think we’re something different than we actually are. That is not freedom. That is false. That is presenting something false that…that we have to try to keep pretending, keep it going. When we are given permission to be who we are and chase after God who cares what people think? Chase after God into complete freedom. We’re we really don’t care. We are utterly dependent upon God. There is only one to please here. And we cannot put up a false posture affront to God. He sees right through it all. We cannot fake our way with odd even though we try. God sees us as we are and loves us and that is a life changer. We don’t have to be anything else. And pretending is lying. And, so, there’s some things for us to think about as we end our first quarter together.


Holy Spirit, we invite You into all of these things. Who do we say that You are? If we are putting out a false image of who we are then we are certainly not able to put out true perspective of who You are in our lives. And, so, these things are connected, and we need You because we are so intertwined. We are so stiff necked. We are…we are a lot of things and as much as we try, we can’t even figure ourselves out. And, so, we need You. We need You completely. We confess our absolute need for You. More than ever, we need You. Come Jesus and lead us into the truth, the truth about who we are, the truth about who You are and may the truth flow from us into this world we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey DAB fam I can use prayer to pray more. This is Mike in New York and, yeah, I just haven’t been spending time really just talking and listening to God. And when I do think about it I start to just pray or talk and then I get interrupted. And I just don’t prioritize time to go and spend with Jesus. Yeah, just decisions to make in how to succeed down the path of life, you know, to get a job and do something to get more money to be able to do more things and make a charity. I mean, you know behind there there’s like an aspect of charity and love and how it will benefit other people and then there’s also the aspect of me just being selfish like all of us are, just wanting more for myself. And, yeah, I just gotta listen to God more. I gotta talk to Him, I gotta listen. Yeah. So, I ask for prayer to help me do that, to help me prioritize and remember. ‘cause really is remembering. Like I wake up and I’ll with the new puppy and I don’t remember to go spend time with God or I put on a video game, or I do something else as opposed to just being, you know, a child of the Lord of Yahweh and being with Him talking to him. So, pray for me for that. Thank you. Bye bye.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Renzo in Florida and I just want to say just thank you to the Daily Audio Bible family. Thank you to all the DABbers. Thank you for His Sojourner Lord God. Thank you for all the encouragers and just thank you guys for your encouragement and thank you guys for all of your prayers praying for everybody. This is a real community. I just thank God that my aunt was able to share with me this app and I just…I just wanna pray for…I wanna pray for the Michael and Elijah and I just thank all they for their encouragement that she was basically saying for their family and I. Thanks Susan for prayers for all the other people in the DAB community and for their encouragement and for everybody’s encouragement Lord God. But let me start off. Father God, I just thank You for all the encouragement that You have in this community. And Father God I just pray for Michael, and I pray for Elijah. I pray for Elijah especially in his school. Let him to just be a light in the darkness Lord God. Let him to just keep shining Your light. Let him to be a positive influence to others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. God bless you guys. I love you guys. Bye.

Hey DAB, Zach here. I’m a four-year listener and I just wanna say thanks to the Hardin family for all your work. So, my wife is in the last few weeks of pregnancy with our third kid, and she seems to be struggling a lot. This has been a rough pregnancy for her. So, I’d love it if you guys could pray for her and just keep her in her your hearts. I really try to help her out as best I can but in the end she’s just having a hard time. So, thank you and have a wonderful day.

Hello, DAB I wanna say thanks for being there for spiritual misfits like myself. I’m really not sure what I believe. I’ve gone down a lot of paths from ultra conservative Christian, progressive, Christian atheist, wiccan and I’m still not sure I fit neatly into the Christian umbrella. I do know that every time I’ve been in a dark place the only thing that kept me from hurting myself was believing Jesus loved me. So, my theology’s probably a lot different than most people listening to this but I’m glad to be able to listen and hear the Bible as a force for good instead of a weapon used by my church to make me hate myself. I’m on a journey, but I’m trying to find happiness and peace instead of fear and self-judgment. Thank you and have a great day.

Hi everyone, it’s Christy from Kentucky I wanted to call today to talk to Whitney and to Vicki into Latisha. First of all, I just wanted to say for Whitney, and Vicki I have been holding your close at heart and I am praying for you sisters. I lost both my parents and 2017 five months apart and I…I can’t even put words to the grief that I experienced and continue to experience at times. Yet I know that God is love and that my mom and daddy’s blood runs through my veins and that their love is still alive because I know the word says that love never dies. So, never ends. So, knowing that my heavenly Father loves me and knowing that my parents were such good parents, and I was so blessed. Latisha, I wanted to let you know sister that I am thinking of you and praying for you. The love your daddy’s so so apparent in your call and I just want you to know that that love is precious. Hold onto it. Hold onto it forever. Also, I wanted to speak to the husbands and wives. The gentleman that called in that’s celebrating 60 years of marriage…almost…congratulations, that’s awesome. 38 grandchildren and great grandchildren? Oh my! I had to stop and go back to just to make sure I heard that correctly. So, I know you said you had your ups and downs in your marriage as all marriages do you. But I just thank you for your testimony of how you worked it out because it is a covenant that we make to one another that we should not just throw aside. We need to really work on our marriages when we’re having a hard time. It’s an example not only to your children and your children…children and great grandchildren but your it’s a testimony for us. God bless you.

3/30/2022 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23, Luke 8:40-9:6, Psalm 71:1-24, Proverbs 12:5-7

Today is the 30th day of March, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it’s great to be here with you as we well, this is the eve of the end of the third month of the year. So, it’s great to be here with you today as we gather around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward, which leads us back into the book of Deuteronomy. As we continue to listen, to and glean from the final discourses of Moses or, well before a new leader takes over. We’re reading from the New International Version this week, Deuteronomy chapters 13, 14 and 15 today.


Okay so, in the book of Deuteronomy, we once again, address idolatry. And we’ve talked about idolatry before and idolatry, that’s a word that’s like, it’s like an old-fashioned word or something. Nobody thinks of worshiping idols. I shouldn’t say nobody because idol worship certainly does exist in the world today, but generally speaking, people don’t have idols in their yards that they actually sacrifice animals to and believe in. And so, the concept can seem foreign to our life experience. Let’s go back into the book of Deuteronomy though where it’s not a foreign concept because what’s happening here, among the children of Israel is the rise of what we now know of as monotheism: that there is one God, the most high. In the cultures surrounding the children of Israel, in the known world, polytheism was the norm: the belief that there are many gods, doing many things, good gods, mischievous gods, gods the need to be appeased, gods of fertility, gods of agriculture, gods of war but there were also the local tribal gods, the gods of the nations surrounding the children of Israel and it was believe that these gods need to be appeased. And so, that could happen through sacrifice or any number of things as we have learned in the book of Deuteronomy and some cases children were sacrificed to these false idols. So, for a brand-new emerging culture in the world, worshiping one God, the most high God, the only God, the one God, right here oh Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. This is very different kind of thinking and God, the most high God, has revealed to this people that He has chosen and set apart as holy, He has revealed to them that through them, He is going to reveal Himself to all the nations. So, if the children of Israel go into a new land and are seduced away into idolatry and idol worship and begin sacrificing to false gods, then that’s not going to happen. And so, when we come into the 13th chapter of Deuteronomy today and we read if a prophet or one who foretells my dreams appears among you, and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder spoken of, takes place, I mean, we could just stop right there because even in our modern world, if that happens we are probably paying attention, we are looking at the gift or the sign as the sign that the most high God is present in the thing. However, we have ancient wisdom being passed to us from Deuteronomy that says if that profit, even the one who foretold the future and it came true or a wonder happened and you saw the sign, if that profit says let us follow other gods and let us worship them, well then people are not listen to the words of that Prophet or dreamer. So, let’s just take a step back and kind of dissect this a little bit in a way that we could kind of lay on the table and understand it in our context. We certainly would pay attention to a sign and a wonder but if at that point we realize that we are being led away from God and not deeper into our relationship with God and it shouldn’t be a super ambiguous thing for us. We know God, right. We walk with God, right. God indwells us, right. Like, we’re in a relationship right, and when we know somebody and somebody tells us something that’s incorrect about that person, we can say I know that person, I know that’s not true. I know that’s not true. And so, we have it within us to discern but the magic can certainly be a distraction. And so, if it’s smoke and lights and rock ‘n’ roll and signs and wonders that is ultimately pulling us away from God, it’s pulling us into idolatry, it is pulling us into giving our heart to something else, hoping that that’s something else will rescue us or make us prosperous or deliver what it is we’re looking for. The ancients would’ve been looking for fertility or rain for the crops or a bountiful harvest or the things that would make them survive and thrive and be strong. We look for similar things, we just look for them in promotions and raises and anything that would make us more comfortable. If those things, whether through signs or wonders are not, are leading us away from God, they are leading us into idolatry. And in this culture, this emerging culture, the children of Israel, idolatry is a capital offense. We could roll our eyes and go like that is barbaric but when we understand that the most high God set aside a people to reveal himself to the nations through and to establish a culture that rose above all of the other ones and pulled all of humanity forward. Then we begin to understand if the people are going to be seduced away into idolatry by whatever means, the whole thing will begin to crumble, which we will get to see very clearly, which allows us to think, how do I want to end up here? Crumbled or thriving, which brings us back to the lesson of the wilderness, we are utterly dependent upon the most high God and we live because He breathed life into us. He may not act like He’s our servant every time we ask Him to do something, probably because He’s not our servant, we’re His servant. But there is nothing, no thing, no company, no business, no person, no set of assets that can ultimately save us. In the end, no matter how we play it, we are utterly dependent upon God. And that becomes a mindset and like a heart posture and when we are living in that space from that place, we feel safe and free because what can anybody do to us. I mean, even if they take our lives from us, that’s not the end of anything. But nothing else, no other idle, no other thing that we give our heart to, can deliver on that. It will all fail eventually. And so once again we are challenged by the concept of idolatry in our lives and if we invite the Holy Spirit, we can see the ways that we turned other things, hoping for security. And turning to things and trying to build up things for security etc. etc. like that’s not necessarily a bad thing, other than when it’s between us and God. When we are dependent upon this other thing over God and that’s a recipe for disaster. And so, let’s give that some thought today because that is what is coming up in the Scriptures today. This is very, very, very important thing for Moses to say to the people because he’s not going to be there to say it anymore. And so, he is saying it now so that it didn’t go unsaid. Let’s not let it blow by us, let’s give it gravity.


And so, Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for the counsel that we are receiving from the Scriptures today, that when we give our hearts in expectation for some sort of return and that dependence is greater than our utter dependence upon You and we have an idol and we may not sacrifice animals to it and it may not even be a tangible thing, but it is something between us and we don’t want that. So, Holy Spirit, come lead us into all truth, even the truth about ways that we offer our hearts and ourselves, the things that are false. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you. If coming around the Global Campfire together, every day is life-giving to you, than thank you, thank you, deeply and humbly for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

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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.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, DAB family, my name is Talifa from London. I’m a single mother of a 10-year-old boy. He currently acts and he just landed an amazing role with Disney and he wants to tour. Now, the reason why I want prayers is cause I’ve heard some crazy stuff that happens on tour. He’s only 10-years-old and I really want prayers for my magnificent son Josiah because it’s just been me, him and Jesus. And I am just trying to let go and let God because this is an amazing opportunity. So family, please, like the bible says, when two or three are gathered and they agree, I want us to pray that he’s gonna be fine. I want the Lord to continuously be on my son and just thank you Brian for bringing me closer to Christ. Because at the beginning of the year I feel like I want to read the bible in this platform and it’s absolutely amazing. God Bless you DAB family and please pray for my magnificent son, Josiah. And for all the single mums out there, I see you, God see’s you and I always reference the scripture of Haggai when she was in the wilderness. Look up, look up, cause there is a fountain of water in Christ. Thank you family. Love you, Talifa. Bye.

Hey DAB fam, this is Dustin in the Bay Area. Today, is March 26th I want to lift up Michael and his brother Elijah, your cousin and your niece, you’re all living together. And it sounds like there’s some stresses that you’re all feeling in different way. I just want to lift you guys up. Dear Father, we lift up Michael, his brother Elijah, their cousin and their niece as they live together. Father, we lift up Elijah, we just ask Your Holy Spirit would reveal You to him and just bring him peace so that he would stop acting out in class, and other settings, Father. We lift up their cousin to You, the one who is working hard to provide, to provide a roof over their head. Father, we just ask that Your Holy Spirit would just please bless him. Give him relief, Father. We ask for spiritual, emotional, mental, physical and financial relief for this family that’s living together Father. We just ask that Your Holy Spirit would just provide a break where they need it and that Your Holy Spirit would just continue to bless them even when times are difficult, Father. We love You Jesus and we worship you, in Your precious name, in Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.  

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family, this is Free and Forgiven in Florida. I just want to thank Rebecca. Rebecca, dear sister, thank you for calling on March 19 with your prayer for the single people, that broke me. I sat here and sobbed. I am also single and it just felt amazing to hear your prayer and of course I know I’m not the only one but it just validated so much of what I deal with. Just knowing that you had the love and sympathy to call and it was in response to another prayer request for a single person and I remember that call and that also brought me because I can so relate. So, it is something I struggle with also and I try to understand and not listen to the voice that says what’s wrong with me, why am I still single. But I’m learning that it’s become somewhat, it has become an idle for me and I’m working on laying that down and just spending my time and my thoughts and my energy in the Lord and honestly in this community. Thank you for praying I love you.

Good afternoon DAB community. This is His Wondering Child calling from Canada. Today’s date is Saturday, March 26th. And I’m calling just to say thank you, thank you to Brian and to China and Jill and Ezekiel, thank you so much for answering the call that God has placed on your life. This is an awesome ministry and it’s blessing so many around this world and you can hear it through the prayers that people call in for one another and you can see the hand of God in all of this. And I truly believe that if we were all together and we were seeing one another that the only thing that we would do is look at each other through the eyes of love, through the eyes of Jesus. No condemnation. And I believe that with all of my heart because I believe that the Lord has brought me to this family so that I could be healed. All of those deep wounds that have been there since childhood I see them unfolding through prayers or testimonies that people are saying in this community. So, I thank each and every one of you for calling in and for being such a blessing. And may God continue to bless you and use you.

Father God in the name of Jesus. Thank God for this ministry. I have never heard teaching so bright, raw, wide-open, pure and true and full of life and just so filled with Your Spirit, Father. I ask that you bless Brian and Jill and China and their family, Ezekiel and all the ones behind the scenes. I’ve been a Christian for quite a long time, been lots of teachings, Bible studies, faithful many, many, many years in a church and I’ve never heard this type of teaching and ministry. So, I pray that you sew into this ministry, pray about what you can give into it, pray about what you can do for it, pray about how you can bless others, help others by calling in. I just pray that this ministry would be on the top of your list every day. The word of God would just bless you, encourage you and as you abide in him that He would just open the doors life. This changed my life completely and continuously, it’s nonstop. Jesus has something for you every day, every moment and I thank God for this Brian and Jill. I ask Jesus bless you and everything you do and put your hand to, bless your voices and your eyes and ears. In Jesus name I pray.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday March 31, 2022 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 16-17

The Passover(A)

16 Observe the month of Aviv(B) and celebrate the Passover(C) of the Lord your God, because in the month of Aviv he brought you out of Egypt by night. Sacrifice as the Passover to the Lord your God an animal from your flock or herd at the place the Lord will choose as a dwelling for his Name.(D) Do not eat it with bread made with yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction,(E) because you left Egypt in haste(F)—so that all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egypt.(G) Let no yeast be found in your possession in all your land for seven days. Do not let any of the meat you sacrifice on the evening(H) of the first day remain until morning.(I)

You must not sacrifice the Passover in any town the Lord your God gives you except in the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name. There you must sacrifice the Passover in the evening, when the sun goes down, on the anniversary[a](J) of your departure from Egypt. Roast(K) it and eat it at the place the Lord your God will choose. Then in the morning return to your tents. For six days eat unleavened bread and on the seventh day hold an assembly(L) to the Lord your God and do no work.(M)

The Festival of Weeks(N)

Count off seven weeks(O) from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.(P) 10 Then celebrate the Festival of Weeks to the Lord your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the Lord your God has given you. 11 And rejoice(Q) before the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name(R)—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, the Levites(S) in your towns, and the foreigners,(T) the fatherless and the widows living among you.(U) 12 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt,(V) and follow carefully these decrees.

The Festival of Tabernacles(W)

13 Celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor(X) and your winepress.(Y) 14 Be joyful(Z) at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. 15 For seven days celebrate the festival to the Lord your God at the place the Lord will choose. For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy(AA) will be complete.

16 Three times a year all your men must appear(AB) before the Lord your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread,(AC) the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles.(AD) No one should appear before the Lord empty-handed:(AE) 17 Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.


18 Appoint judges(AF) and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly.(AG) 19 Do not pervert justice(AH) or show partiality.(AI) Do not accept a bribe,(AJ) for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent. 20 Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Worshiping Other Gods

21 Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole(AK) beside the altar you build to the Lord your God,(AL) 22 and do not erect a sacred stone,(AM) for these the Lord your God hates.

17 Do not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep that has any defect(AN) or flaw in it, for that would be detestable(AO) to him.(AP)

If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the Lord gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the Lord your God in violation of his covenant,(AQ) and contrary to my command(AR) has worshiped other gods,(AS) bowing down to them or to the sun(AT) or the moon or the stars in the sky,(AU) and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true(AV) and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,(AW) take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death.(AX) On the testimony of two or three witnesses a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.(AY) The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting that person to death,(AZ) and then the hands of all the people.(BA) You must purge the evil(BB) from among you.

Law Courts

If cases come before your courts that are too difficult for you to judge(BC)—whether bloodshed, lawsuits or assaults(BD)—take them to the place the Lord your God will choose.(BE) Go to the Levitical(BF) priests and to the judge(BG) who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict.(BH) 10 You must act according to the decisions they give you at the place the Lord will choose. Be careful to do everything they instruct you to do. 11 Act according to whatever they teach you and the decisions they give you. Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left.(BI) 12 Anyone who shows contempt(BJ) for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering(BK) there to the Lord your God is to be put to death.(BL) You must purge the evil from Israel.(BM) 13 All the people will hear and be afraid, and will not be contemptuous again.(BN)

The King

14 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you and have taken possession(BO) of it and settled in it,(BP) and you say, “Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,”(BQ) 15 be sure to appoint(BR) over you a king the Lord your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites.(BS) Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite. 16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses(BT) for himself(BU) or make the people return to Egypt(BV) to get more of them,(BW) for the Lord has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.”(BX) 17 He must not take many wives,(BY) or his heart will be led astray.(BZ) He must not accumulate(CA) large amounts of silver and gold.(CB)

18 When he takes the throne(CC) of his kingdom, he is to write(CD) for himself on a scroll a copy(CE) of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life(CF) so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees(CG) 20 and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law(CH) to the right or to the left.(CI) Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.(CJ)


  1. Deuteronomy 16:6 Or down, at the time of day

Cross references:

  1. Deuteronomy 16:1 : 16:1-8pp — Ex 12:14-20; Lev 23:4-8; Nu 28:16-25
  2. Deuteronomy 16:1 : S Ex 12:2
  3. Deuteronomy 16:1 : S Ex 12:11; 2Ki 23:21; Mt 26:17-29
  4. Deuteronomy 16:2 : Dt 12:5, 26
  5. Deuteronomy 16:3 : Ex 12:8, 39; 34:18; 1Co 5:8
  6. Deuteronomy 16:3 : S Ex 12:11
  7. Deuteronomy 16:3 : Dt 4:9
  8. Deuteronomy 16:4 : S Ex 12:6
  9. Deuteronomy 16:4 : S Ex 12:8; Mk 14:12
  10. Deuteronomy 16:6 : S Ex 12:42
  11. Deuteronomy 16:7 : S Ex 12:8
  12. Deuteronomy 16:8 : Ex 13:6; S Lev 23:8
  13. Deuteronomy 16:8 : Mt 26:17; Lk 2:41; 22:7; Jn 2:13
  14. Deuteronomy 16:9 : 16:9-12pp — Lev 23:15-22; Nu 28:26-31
  15. Deuteronomy 16:9 : Ac 2:1
  16. Deuteronomy 16:9 : S Ex 23:16
  17. Deuteronomy 16:11 : Dt 12:7
  18. Deuteronomy 16:11 : S Ex 20:24; S 2Sa 7:13
  19. Deuteronomy 16:11 : Dt 12:12
  20. Deuteronomy 16:11 : S Dt 14:29
  21. Deuteronomy 16:11 : Ne 8:10
  22. Deuteronomy 16:12 : S Dt 15:15
  23. Deuteronomy 16:13 : 16:13-17pp — Lev 23:33-43; Nu 29:12-39
  24. Deuteronomy 16:13 : S Lev 2:14
  25. Deuteronomy 16:13 : S Ge 27:37; S Ex 23:16
  26. Deuteronomy 16:14 : ver 11
  27. Deuteronomy 16:15 : Job 38:7; Ps 4:7; 28:7; 30:11
  28. Deuteronomy 16:16 : Dt 31:11; Ps 84:7
  29. Deuteronomy 16:16 : S Ex 12:17
  30. Deuteronomy 16:16 : S Ex 23:14, 16; Ezr 3:4
  31. Deuteronomy 16:16 : S Ex 34:20
  32. Deuteronomy 16:18 : S Ex 18:21, 26
  33. Deuteronomy 16:18 : S Ge 31:37
  34. Deuteronomy 16:19 : S Ex 23:2
  35. Deuteronomy 16:19 : S Lev 19:15
  36. Deuteronomy 16:19 : S Ex 18:21; S 1Sa 8:3
  37. Deuteronomy 16:21 : S Dt 7:5
  38. Deuteronomy 16:21 : Ex 34:13; 1Ki 14:15; 2Ki 17:16; 21:3; 2Ch 33:3
  39. Deuteronomy 16:22 : S Ex 23:24
  40. Deuteronomy 17:1 : S Ex 12:5; S Lev 22:20
  41. Deuteronomy 17:1 : Dt 7:25
  42. Deuteronomy 17:1 : S Dt 15:21
  43. Deuteronomy 17:2 : Dt 13:6-11
  44. Deuteronomy 17:3 : Jer 7:31
  45. Deuteronomy 17:3 : Ex 22:20
  46. Deuteronomy 17:3 : S Ge 1:16
  47. Deuteronomy 17:3 : S Ge 2:1; S 37:9
  48. Deuteronomy 17:4 : Dt 22:20
  49. Deuteronomy 17:4 : Dt 13:12-14
  50. Deuteronomy 17:5 : S Lev 24:14
  51. Deuteronomy 17:6 : Nu 35:30; Dt 19:15; S Mt 18:16
  52. Deuteronomy 17:7 : Jn 8:7
  53. Deuteronomy 17:7 : S Lev 24:14; Ac 7:58
  54. Deuteronomy 17:7 : S Dt 13:5; 1Co 5:13*
  55. Deuteronomy 17:8 : Ex 21:6
  56. Deuteronomy 17:8 : 2Ch 19:10
  57. Deuteronomy 17:8 : Dt 12:5; Ps 122:3-5
  58. Deuteronomy 17:9 : Dt 24:8; 27:9
  59. Deuteronomy 17:9 : S Ex 21:6
  60. Deuteronomy 17:9 : S Ge 25:22; Dt 19:17; Eze 44:24; Hag 2:11
  61. Deuteronomy 17:11 : S Lev 10:11; S Dt 5:32
  62. Deuteronomy 17:12 : Nu 15:30
  63. Deuteronomy 17:12 : S Nu 16:9
  64. Deuteronomy 17:12 : ver 13; S Ge 17:14; Dt 13:11; 18:20; 19:20; 1Ki 18:40; Jer 14:14; Hos 4:4; Zec 13:3
  65. Deuteronomy 17:12 : S Dt 13:5
  66. Deuteronomy 17:13 : S ver 12
  67. Deuteronomy 17:14 : S Nu 33:53
  68. Deuteronomy 17:14 : Jos 21:43
  69. Deuteronomy 17:14 : 1Sa 8:5, 19-20; 10:19
  70. Deuteronomy 17:15 : 1Sa 16:3; 2Sa 5:3
  71. Deuteronomy 17:15 : Jer 30:21
  72. Deuteronomy 17:16 : Isa 2:7; 30:16
  73. Deuteronomy 17:16 : 1Sa 8:11; 1Ki 4:26; 9:19; 10:26; 2Ch 1:14; Ps 20:7
  74. Deuteronomy 17:16 : 1Ki 10:29; Isa 31:1; Jer 42:14
  75. Deuteronomy 17:16 : 1Ki 10:28; Isa 31:1; Eze 17:15
  76. Deuteronomy 17:16 : S Ex 13:17
  77. Deuteronomy 17:17 : S Ex 34:16; 2Sa 5:13; 12:11; 1Ki 11:3; 2Ch 11:21
  78. Deuteronomy 17:17 : 1Ki 11:2; Pr 31:3
  79. Deuteronomy 17:17 : 1Ki 10:27
  80. Deuteronomy 17:17 : 2Ch 1:11; Isa 2:7
  81. Deuteronomy 17:18 : 1Ki 1:46; 1Ch 29:23
  82. Deuteronomy 17:18 : Dt 31:22, 24; Jos 24:26; 1Sa 10:25
  83. Deuteronomy 17:18 : 2Ch 23:11
  84. Deuteronomy 17:19 : Dt 4:9-10; Jos 1:8
  85. Deuteronomy 17:19 : Dt 11:13; 1Ki 3:3; 11:38; 2Ki 22:2
  86. Deuteronomy 17:20 : Jos 23:6; Job 23:12; Ps 119:102
  87. Deuteronomy 17:20 : S Dt 5:32; S 1Ki 9:4
  88. Deuteronomy 17:20 : 1Sa 8:5; 10:25; 1Ki 2:3; 1Ch 28:8
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Luke 9:7-27

Now Herod(A) the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed because some were saying that John(B) had been raised from the dead,(C) others that Elijah had appeared,(D) and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life.(E) But Herod said, “I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?” And he tried to see him.(F)

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand(G)(H)

10 When the apostles(I) returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida,(J) 11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God,(K) and healed those who needed healing.

12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.”

13 He replied, “You give them something to eat.”

They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.” 14 (About five thousand men were there.)

But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat down. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them.(L) Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah(M)(N)

18 Once when Jesus was praying(O) in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”

19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;(P) others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”(Q)

20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”(R)

Jesus Predicts His Death

21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.(S) 22 And he said, “The Son of Man(T) must suffer many things(U) and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law,(V) and he must be killed(W) and on the third day(X) be raised to life.”(Y)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.(Z) 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.(AA) 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them(AB) when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.(AC)

27 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

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Psalm 72

Psalm 72

Of Solomon.

Endow the king with your justice,(A) O God,
the royal son with your righteousness.
May he judge your people in righteousness,(B)
your afflicted ones with justice.

May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
the hills the fruit of righteousness.
May he defend the afflicted(C) among the people
and save the children of the needy;(D)
may he crush the oppressor.(E)
May he endure[a](F) as long as the sun,
as long as the moon, through all generations.(G)
May he be like rain(H) falling on a mown field,
like showers watering the earth.
In his days may the righteous flourish(I)
and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.

May he rule from sea to sea
and from the River[b](J) to the ends of the earth.(K)
May the desert tribes bow before him
and his enemies lick the dust.
10 May the kings of Tarshish(L) and of distant shores(M)
bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba(N) and Seba
present him gifts.(O)
11 May all kings bow down(P) to him
and all nations serve(Q) him.

12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pity(R) on the weak and the needy
and save the needy from death.
14 He will rescue(S) them from oppression and violence,
for precious(T) is their blood in his sight.

15 Long may he live!
May gold from Sheba(U) be given him.
May people ever pray for him
and bless him all day long.(V)
16 May grain(W) abound throughout the land;
on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops(X) flourish like Lebanon(Y)
and thrive[c] like the grass of the field.(Z)
17 May his name endure forever;(AA)
may it continue as long as the sun.(AB)

Then all nations will be blessed through him,[d]
and they will call him blessed.(AC)

18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,(AD)
who alone does marvelous deeds.(AE)
19 Praise be to his glorious name(AF) forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.(AG)
Amen and Amen.(AH)

20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.(AI)


  1. Psalm 72:5 Septuagint; Hebrew You will be feared
  2. Psalm 72:8 That is, the Euphrates
  3. Psalm 72:16 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lebanon, / from the city
  4. Psalm 72:17 Or will use his name in blessings (see Gen. 48:20)
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Proverbs 12:8-9

A person is praised according to their prudence,
and one with a warped(A) mind is despised.

Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant
than pretend to be somebody and have no food.

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 12:8 : Isa 19:14; 29:24
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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday March 30, 2022 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 13-15

Worshiping Other Gods

13 [a]If a prophet,(A) or one who foretells by dreams,(B) appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if the sign(C) or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods”(D) (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet(E) or dreamer.(F) The Lord your God is testing(G) you to find out whether you love(H) him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the Lord your God you must follow,(I) and him you must revere.(J) Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast(K) to him. That prophet or dreamer must be put to death(L) for inciting rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. That prophet or dreamer tried to turn(M) you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil(N) from among you.

If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices(O) you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods”(P) (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), do not yield(Q) to them or listen to them. Show them no pity.(R) Do not spare them or shield them. You must certainly put them to death.(S) Your hand(T) must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people. 10 Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away(U) from the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 11 Then all Israel will hear and be afraid,(V) and no one among you will do such an evil thing again.

12 If you hear it said about one of the towns the Lord your God is giving you to live in 13 that troublemakers(W) have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods you have not known), 14 then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly.(X) And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you,(Y) 15 you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely,[b](Z) both its people and its livestock.(AA) 16 You are to gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town(AB) and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God.(AC) That town is to remain a ruin(AD) forever, never to be rebuilt, 17 and none of the condemned things[c] are to be found in your hands. Then the Lord will turn from his fierce anger,(AE) will show you mercy,(AF) and will have compassion(AG) on you. He will increase your numbers,(AH) as he promised(AI) on oath to your ancestors— 18 because you obey the Lord your God by keeping all his commands that I am giving you today and doing what is right(AJ) in his eyes.

Clean and Unclean Food(AK)

14 You are the children(AL) of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead, for you are a people holy(AM) to the Lord your God.(AN) Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.(AO)

Do not eat any detestable thing.(AP) These are the animals you may eat:(AQ) the ox, the sheep, the goat,(AR) the deer,(AS) the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat,(AT) the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.[d] You may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud. However, of those that chew the cud or that have a divided hoof you may not eat the camel, the rabbit or the hyrax. Although they chew the cud, they do not have a divided hoof; they are ceremonially unclean for you. The pig is also unclean; although it has a divided hoof, it does not chew the cud. You are not to eat their meat or touch their carcasses.(AU)

Of all the creatures living in the water, you may eat any that has fins and scales. 10 But anything that does not have fins and scales you may not eat; for you it is unclean.

11 You may eat any clean bird. 12 But these you may not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, 13 the red kite, the black kite, any kind(AV) of falcon,(AW) 14 any kind of raven,(AX) 15 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, 16 the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, 17 the desert owl,(AY) the osprey, the cormorant, 18 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.

19 All flying insects are unclean to you; do not eat them. 20 But any winged creature that is clean you may eat.(AZ)

21 Do not eat anything you find already dead.(BA) You may give it to the foreigner residing in any of your towns, and they may eat it, or you may sell it to any other foreigner. But you are a people holy to the Lord your God.(BB)

Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.(BC)


22 Be sure to set aside a tenth(BD) of all that your fields produce each year. 23 Eat(BE) the tithe of your grain, new wine(BF) and olive oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name,(BG) so that you may learn(BH) to revere(BI) the Lord your God always. 24 But if that place is too distant and you have been blessed by the Lord your God and cannot carry your tithe (because the place where the Lord will choose to put his Name is so far away), 25 then exchange(BJ) your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the Lord your God will choose. 26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink,(BK) or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice.(BL) 27 And do not neglect the Levites(BM) living in your towns, for they have no allotment or inheritance of their own.(BN)

28 At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes(BO) of that year’s produce and store it in your towns,(BP) 29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment(BQ) or inheritance(BR) of their own) and the foreigners,(BS) the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied,(BT) and so that the Lord your God may bless(BU) you in all the work of your hands.

The Year for Canceling Debts(BV)

15 At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.(BW) This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. You may require payment from a foreigner,(BX) but you must cancel any debt your fellow Israelite owes you. However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless(BY) you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow(BZ) all these commands I am giving you today. For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.(CA)

If anyone is poor(CB) among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted(CC) toward them. Rather, be openhanded(CD) and freely lend them whatever they need. Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts,(CE) is near,” so that you do not show ill will(CF) toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.(CG) 10 Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart;(CH) then because of this the Lord your God will bless(CI) you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. 11 There will always be poor people(CJ) in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.(CK)

Freeing Servants(CL)(CM)

12 If any of your people—Hebrew men or women—sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free.(CN) 13 And when you release them, do not send them away empty-handed. 14 Supply them liberally from your flock, your threshing floor(CO) and your winepress. Give to them as the Lord your God has blessed you. 15 Remember that you were slaves(CP) in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you.(CQ) That is why I give you this command today.

16 But if your servant says to you, “I do not want to leave you,” because he loves you and your family and is well off with you, 17 then take an awl and push it through his earlobe into the door, and he will become your servant for life. Do the same for your female servant.

18 Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free, because their service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.

The Firstborn Animals

19 Set apart for the Lord(CR) your God every firstborn male(CS) of your herds and flocks.(CT) Do not put the firstborn of your cows to work, and do not shear the firstborn of your sheep.(CU) 20 Each year you and your family are to eat them in the presence of the Lord your God at the place he will choose.(CV) 21 If an animal has a defect,(CW) is lame or blind, or has any serious flaw, you must not sacrifice it to the Lord your God.(CX) 22 You are to eat it in your own towns. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it, as if it were gazelle or deer.(CY) 23 But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.(CZ)


  1. Deuteronomy 13:1 In Hebrew texts 13:1-18 is numbered 13:2-19.
  2. Deuteronomy 13:15 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  3. Deuteronomy 13:17 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  4. Deuteronomy 14:5 The precise identification of some of the birds and animals in this chapter is uncertain.

Cross references:

  1. Deuteronomy 13:1 : Mt 24:24; Mk 13:22; 2Th 2:9
  2. Deuteronomy 13:1 : S Ge 20:3; Jer 23:25; 27:9; 29:8
  3. Deuteronomy 13:2 : Dt 18:22; 1Sa 2:34; 10:9; 2Ki 19:29; 20:9; Isa 7:11
  4. Deuteronomy 13:2 : S Dt 11:28
  5. Deuteronomy 13:3 : 2Pe 2:1
  6. Deuteronomy 13:3 : 1Sa 28:6, 15
  7. Deuteronomy 13:3 : S Ge 22:1; 1Ki 13:18; 22:22-23; Jer 29:31; 43:2; Eze 13:9; 1Co 11:19
  8. Deuteronomy 13:3 : Dt 6:5
  9. Deuteronomy 13:4 : 2Ki 23:3; 2Ch 34:31; 2Jn 1:6
  10. Deuteronomy 13:4 : S Dt 6:13; S Ps 5:7
  11. Deuteronomy 13:4 : S Dt 10:20
  12. Deuteronomy 13:5 : S Ex 21:12; S 22:20
  13. Deuteronomy 13:5 : ver 10; Dt 4:19
  14. Deuteronomy 13:5 : Dt 17:7, 12; 19:19; 24:7; Jdg 20:13; S 1Co 5:13
  15. Deuteronomy 13:6 : Dt 17:2-7; 29:18
  16. Deuteronomy 13:6 : S Dt 11:28
  17. Deuteronomy 13:8 : Pr 1:10
  18. Deuteronomy 13:8 : S Dt 7:2
  19. Deuteronomy 13:9 : ver 5
  20. Deuteronomy 13:9 : S Lev 24:14
  21. Deuteronomy 13:10 : S Ex 20:3
  22. Deuteronomy 13:11 : Dt 17:13; 19:20; 21:21; 1Ti 5:20
  23. Deuteronomy 13:13 : ver 2, 6; Jdg 19:22; 20:13; 1Sa 2:12; 10:27; 11:12; 25:17; 1Ki 21:10
  24. Deuteronomy 13:14 : Jdg 20:12
  25. Deuteronomy 13:14 : Dt 17:4
  26. Deuteronomy 13:15 : Isa 24:6; 34:5; 43:28; 47:6; La 2:6; Da 9:11; Zec 8:13; Mal 4:6
  27. Deuteronomy 13:15 : Ex 22:20
  28. Deuteronomy 13:16 : 2Ki 25:9; Jer 39:8; 52:13; Eze 16:41
  29. Deuteronomy 13:16 : Dt 7:25, 26; Jos 6:24
  30. Deuteronomy 13:16 : Jos 8:28; Isa 7:16; 17:1; 24:10; 25:2; 27:10; 32:14, 19; 37:26; Jer 49:2; Mic 1:6
  31. Deuteronomy 13:17 : Ex 32:12; Nu 25:4
  32. Deuteronomy 13:17 : S Ge 43:14
  33. Deuteronomy 13:17 : Dt 30:3
  34. Deuteronomy 13:17 : S Dt 7:13
  35. Deuteronomy 13:17 : S Ge 12:2; S 13:14; S 26:24
  36. Deuteronomy 13:18 : S Dt 12:25
  37. Deuteronomy 14:1 : 14:3-20pp — Lev 11:1-23
  38. Deuteronomy 14:1 : Lev 19:28; S Jn 1:12; S Ro 8:14; 9:8
  39. Deuteronomy 14:2 : S Ge 28:14; Ex 22:31; Isa 6:13; Mal 2:15
  40. Deuteronomy 14:2 : S Lev 20:26; Ro 12:1
  41. Deuteronomy 14:2 : S Ex 8:22; S Dt 7:6
  42. Deuteronomy 14:3 : Eze 4:14
  43. Deuteronomy 14:4 : Ac 10:14
  44. Deuteronomy 14:4 : S Lev 7:23
  45. Deuteronomy 14:5 : S Dt 12:15
  46. Deuteronomy 14:5 : Job 39:1; Ps 104:18
  47. Deuteronomy 14:8 : S Lev 5:2
  48. Deuteronomy 14:13 : S Ge 1:11
  49. Deuteronomy 14:13 : Isa 34:15
  50. Deuteronomy 14:14 : S Ge 8:7
  51. Deuteronomy 14:17 : Ps 102:6; Isa 13:21; 14:23; 34:11; Zep 2:14
  52. Deuteronomy 14:20 : S Lev 20:25
  53. Deuteronomy 14:21 : S Lev 11:39
  54. Deuteronomy 14:21 : ver 2
  55. Deuteronomy 14:21 : S Ex 23:19
  56. Deuteronomy 14:22 : S Ge 14:20; S Lev 27:30; S Nu 18:21
  57. Deuteronomy 14:23 : S Dt 12:17, 18
  58. Deuteronomy 14:23 : Ps 4:7
  59. Deuteronomy 14:23 : S Dt 12:5; 1Ki 3:2
  60. Deuteronomy 14:23 : S Dt 4:10
  61. Deuteronomy 14:23 : Ps 22:23; 33:8; Mal 2:5
  62. Deuteronomy 14:25 : Mt 21:12; Jn 2:14
  63. Deuteronomy 14:26 : S Lev 10:9; Ecc 10:16-17
  64. Deuteronomy 14:26 : S Lev 23:40; S Dt 12:18
  65. Deuteronomy 14:27 : S Dt 12:19
  66. Deuteronomy 14:27 : S Nu 18:20; 26:62; Dt 18:1-2
  67. Deuteronomy 14:28 : S Lev 27:30
  68. Deuteronomy 14:28 : Dt 26:12
  69. Deuteronomy 14:29 : Ge 47:22
  70. Deuteronomy 14:29 : Nu 26:62
  71. Deuteronomy 14:29 : Dt 16:11; 24:19-21; Ps 94:6; Isa 1:17; 58:6
  72. Deuteronomy 14:29 : S Dt 6:11
  73. Deuteronomy 14:29 : Dt 15:10; Ps 41:1; Pr 22:9; Mal 3:10
  74. Deuteronomy 15:1 : 15:1-11Ref — Lev 25:8-38
  75. Deuteronomy 15:1 : Dt 31:10; Ne 10:31
  76. Deuteronomy 15:3 : S Ge 31:15; Dt 23:20; 28:12; Ru 2:10
  77. Deuteronomy 15:4 : Dt 28:8
  78. Deuteronomy 15:5 : S Ex 15:26; Dt 7:12; 28:1
  79. Deuteronomy 15:6 : Dt 28:12-13, 44
  80. Deuteronomy 15:7 : ver 11; Mt 26:11
  81. Deuteronomy 15:7 : 1Jn 3:17
  82. Deuteronomy 15:8 : Mt 5:42; Lk 6:34; S Ac 24:17
  83. Deuteronomy 15:9 : ver 1
  84. Deuteronomy 15:9 : Mt 20:15
  85. Deuteronomy 15:9 : S Ex 22:23; S Job 5:15; Jas 5:4
  86. Deuteronomy 15:10 : 2Co 9:5
  87. Deuteronomy 15:10 : S Dt 14:29
  88. Deuteronomy 15:11 : S ver 7
  89. Deuteronomy 15:11 : Mt 26:11; Mk 14:7; Jn 12:8
  90. Deuteronomy 15:12 : 15:12-18pp — Ex 21:2-6
  91. Deuteronomy 15:12 : 15:12-18Ref — Lev 25:38-55
  92. Deuteronomy 15:12 : Jer 34:14
  93. Deuteronomy 15:14 : S Nu 18:27
  94. Deuteronomy 15:15 : Ex 13:3; Jer 34:13
  95. Deuteronomy 15:15 : Ex 20:2; S Dt 4:34; S 9:26; 16:12; 24:18; Jer 16:14; 23:7
  96. Deuteronomy 15:19 : S Lev 27:9
  97. Deuteronomy 15:19 : S Ex 13:2
  98. Deuteronomy 15:19 : S Ge 4:4
  99. Deuteronomy 15:19 : S Ex 22:30
  100. Deuteronomy 15:20 : S Lev 7:15-18; Dt 12:5-7, 17, 18
  101. Deuteronomy 15:21 : S Ex 12:5
  102. Deuteronomy 15:21 : S Lev 22:19-25; Dt 17:1; Mal 1:8, 13
  103. Deuteronomy 15:22 : S Dt 12:15
  104. Deuteronomy 15:23 : S Ge 9:4; Dt 12:16; Eze 33:25
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Luke 8:40-9:6

Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman(A)

40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader,(B) came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding(C) for twelve years,[a] but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak,(D) and immediately her bleeding stopped.

45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master,(E) the people are crowding and pressing against you.”

46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me;(F) I know that power has gone out from me.”(G)

47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you.(H) Go in peace.”(I)

49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader.(J) “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.”

50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James,(K) and the child’s father and mother. 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning(L) for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”(M)

53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!”(N) 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.(O)

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve(P)(Q)

When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons(R) and to cure diseases,(S) and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God(T) and to heal the sick. He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.(U) Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”(V) So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.


  1. Luke 8:43 Many manuscripts years, and she had spent all she had on doctors
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Psalm 71

Psalm 71(A)

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;(B)
let me never be put to shame.(C)
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
turn your ear(D) to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.(E)
Deliver(F) me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,(G)
from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.(H)

For you have been my hope,(I) Sovereign Lord,
my confidence(J) since my youth.
From birth(K) I have relied on you;
you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.(L)
I will ever praise(M) you.
I have become a sign(N) to many;
you are my strong refuge.(O)
My mouth(P) is filled with your praise,
declaring your splendor(Q) all day long.

Do not cast(R) me away when I am old;(S)
do not forsake(T) me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies(U) speak against me;
those who wait to kill(V) me conspire(W) together.
11 They say, “God has forsaken(X) him;
pursue him and seize him,
for no one will rescue(Y) him.”
12 Do not be far(Z) from me, my God;
come quickly, God, to help(AA) me.
13 May my accusers(AB) perish in shame;(AC)
may those who want to harm me
be covered with scorn and disgrace.(AD)

14 As for me, I will always have hope;(AE)
I will praise you more and more.

15 My mouth will tell(AF) of your righteous deeds,(AG)
of your saving acts all day long—
though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts,(AH) Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
17 Since my youth, God, you have taught(AI) me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.(AJ)
18 Even when I am old and gray,(AK)
do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power(AL) to the next generation,
your mighty acts to all who are to come.(AM)

19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,(AN)
you who have done great things.(AO)
Who is like you, God?(AP)
20 Though you have made me see troubles,(AQ)
many and bitter,
you will restore(AR) my life again;
from the depths of the earth(AS)
you will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honor(AT)
and comfort(AU) me once more.

22 I will praise you with the harp(AV)
for your faithfulness, my God;
I will sing praise to you with the lyre,(AW)
Holy One of Israel.(AX)
23 My lips will shout for joy(AY)
when I sing praise to you—
I whom you have delivered.(AZ)
24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
all day long,(BA)
for those who wanted to harm me(BB)
have been put to shame and confusion.(BC)

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 71:1 : 71:1-3pp — Ps 31:1-4
  2. Psalm 71:1 : S Dt 23:15; Ru 2:12
  3. Psalm 71:1 : S Ps 22:5
  4. Psalm 71:2 : S 2Ki 19:16
  5. Psalm 71:3 : Ps 18:2
  6. Psalm 71:4 : S 2Ki 19:19
  7. Psalm 71:4 : Ps 140:4
  8. Psalm 71:4 : S Ge 48:16
  9. Psalm 71:5 : S Ps 9:18; S 25:5
  10. Psalm 71:5 : S Job 4:6; Jer 17:7
  11. Psalm 71:6 : S Ps 22:10
  12. Psalm 71:6 : S Job 3:16; S Ps 22:9
  13. Psalm 71:6 : Ps 9:1; 34:1; 52:9; 119:164; 145:2
  14. Psalm 71:7 : S Dt 28:46; Isa 8:18; 1Co 4:9
  15. Psalm 71:7 : S 2Sa 22:3; Ps 61:3
  16. Psalm 71:8 : ver 15; Ps 51:15; 63:5
  17. Psalm 71:8 : Ps 96:6; 104:1
  18. Psalm 71:9 : S Ps 51:11
  19. Psalm 71:9 : Ps 92:14; Isa 46:4
  20. Psalm 71:9 : S Dt 4:31; S 31:6
  21. Psalm 71:10 : Ps 3:7
  22. Psalm 71:10 : S Ps 10:8; 59:3; Pr 1:18
  23. Psalm 71:10 : S Ex 1:10; S Ps 31:13; S Mt 12:14
  24. Psalm 71:11 : S Ps 9:10; Isa 40:27; 54:7; La 5:20; Mt 27:46
  25. Psalm 71:11 : S Ps 7:2
  26. Psalm 71:12 : S Ps 38:21
  27. Psalm 71:12 : Ps 22:19; 38:22
  28. Psalm 71:13 : Jer 18:19
  29. Psalm 71:13 : S Job 8:22; Ps 25:3
  30. Psalm 71:13 : S Ps 70:2
  31. Psalm 71:14 : Ps 25:3; 42:5; 130:7; 131:3
  32. Psalm 71:15 : S ver 8; S Ps 66:16
  33. Psalm 71:15 : S Ps 51:14
  34. Psalm 71:16 : Ps 9:1; 77:12; 106:2; 118:15; 145:4
  35. Psalm 71:17 : S Dt 4:5; S Jer 7:13
  36. Psalm 71:17 : S Job 5:9; Ps 26:7; 86:10; 96:3
  37. Psalm 71:18 : Isa 46:4
  38. Psalm 71:18 : S Ex 9:16
  39. Psalm 71:18 : Job 8:8; Ps 22:30, 31; 78:4; 145:4; Joel 1:3
  40. Psalm 71:19 : S Ps 36:5
  41. Psalm 71:19 : Ps 126:2; Lk 1:49
  42. Psalm 71:19 : Ps 35:10; 77:13; 89:8
  43. Psalm 71:20 : Ps 25:17
  44. Psalm 71:20 : Ps 80:3, 19; 85:4; Hos 6:2
  45. Psalm 71:20 : S Ps 63:9
  46. Psalm 71:21 : Ps 18:35
  47. Psalm 71:21 : Ps 23:4; 86:17; Isa 12:1; 40:1-2; 49:13; 54:10
  48. Psalm 71:22 : Ps 33:2
  49. Psalm 71:22 : S Job 21:12; Ps 92:3; 144:9
  50. Psalm 71:22 : S 2Ki 19:22
  51. Psalm 71:23 : Ps 20:5
  52. Psalm 71:23 : S Ex 15:13
  53. Psalm 71:24 : S Ps 35:28
  54. Psalm 71:24 : ver 13
  55. Psalm 71:24 : S Est 9:2
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Proverbs 12:5-7

The plans of the righteous are just,
but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.(A)

The wicked are overthrown and are no more,(B)
but the house of the righteous stands firm.(C)

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03/29/2022 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 11:1-12:32, Luke 8:22-39, Psalms 70:1-5, Proverbs 12:4

Today is the 29th day of March welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today. It’s great to be here with you every day. It’s great to have a place to come together. It’s wonderful to be around the Global Campfire as we take the next step forward. And we are reading from the New International version this week, moving our way through the book of Deuteronomy and the final things that Moses has to say. Today chapters 11 and 12.


Okay. A couple of things for us to consider today. Let’s go to the book of Deuteronomy first. Of course, we’ve said it many times, but so as to be redundant so that we don’t forget, Deuteronomy is three discourses given by Moses and these are the last things he has to say to the children of Israel. And, so, in today’s reading that somewhat gets encapsulated because he’s doing a lot of reviews of laws, a lot of the customs and rituals and how they should be done once the children of Israel leave the wilderness and go into the promised land. And of course, he is speaking this to the second generation, the children that grew up wandering in the wilderness. So, there is some review here, but it’s all aimed at something. And he says and I quote, “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse. The blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn away from the way that I command you today by following other gods which you have not known.” But of course, he is referring to idolatry, which in this context is turning to another God and asking that God to rescue you from what the most high God is doing. Sort of to take over and carry the people forward. And there are many different gods in the land that they are going into. This morning we could be like, “dah, of course, they get it. They get it they’ve learned in the wilderness. They understand.” But as we see this warning was important and they did not listen to this morning. But Moses has been really clear about what they need to look out for, what they really need to be vigilant about. And of course, that is to obey the commands that have been revealed. But beyond that their most dangerous moments will be once they have conquered this promised land and are at peace and experiencing prosperity. That is the moment where they will find themselves most vulnerable to turning to false gods or to declaring that they accomplished all of it in their own strength by their own ingenuity. They are just that awesome. Of course, we’ve got a lot of the story left to tell and we’ll see how this goes. We’ll be seeing how this goes most of the rest of the year. But it does give us a moment of pause and reflection because when we’re in a wilderness season we may be learning to be utterly dependent upon the Lord but what we want is to get out of the wilderness and into the promised land, into a place where there is peace and prosperity. Without having this background here watching the children of Israel as they are approaching the time that they will leave the wilderness and go into the promised land we can walk into these situations blind as well. And we can find that we experience God’s blessing in our lives and then, suddenly, over time, claim glory for it as if we did it or turn to something else that we are depending on to sustain the prosperity as if it is our God and sustainer and hope, which is catastrophic, as we’ll see in this story. And, so, we should take this to heart. What are we turning to for life and sustenance? What has our loyalty and allegiance? Maybe even more directly, what would we give our heart to in exchange for the promise of blessing and prosperity? And if we would say we would give our hearts to the Lord in exchange for that, then we have simply exposed that God is a transaction for us. Our good behavior in exchange for His raining down blessings upon us, that’s not really how relationships work.

There’s also something really riveting, and it really does become a mirror in our lives in the gospel of Luke today. So, Jesus has been doing a lot of ministry and He’s tired, maybe even exhausted, and He has asked to be taken to the other side of the Sea of Galilee and He’s resting in this boat, sleeping when this storm comes up and they’re waking Him up and they’re going to drown, and He calms the storm and asked them where their faith is. And they eventually get to the other side where Jesus steps ashore and is greeted by a demon possessed man. And it’s a famous enough story. The demons are thrown out of the man into a herd of pigs who drown in the sea of Galilee. I don’t pass this story ever. without it penetrating my heart. Jesus had been ministering on the other side of the lake. He’s tired, exhausted, He calms a storm on His way. He gets to the other side, meets this demon possessed man, sets Him free. News spreads to all of the countryside. They come swarming down to the sea of Galilee and see this man is in his right mind and has put on some clothes and they ask Jesus to leave. That’s how the story goes. They saw the power of God to deliver and set free. Obviously miraculous things have happened, and they are afraid, and they ask Jesus to leave. That penetrates my heart every year that we read through this gospel of Luke because we come to this story, this set of passages, and I look back over the last year and I can find places that I’ve done that where I’ve been afraid and in thought, word or deed, in some fashion turned away and effectively asked Jesus to stop doing what He’s doing because I’m afraid or because I don’t understand. And I don’t think I’m alone. I think that’s pretty much all of our stories in one way or another. And, so, this story allows us to examine that. Like on the one hand, in the book of Deuteronomy we can think about what it looks like to be blessed and prosperous and to slowly, subtly, slide away into our own strength. And in the gospel of Luke, we can see God coming and delivering and the response being fear and asking Jesus to leave. The truth is, those are probably both experiences that we’ve had, and they each set us on a path that we don’t want to walk. And, so, we have plenty to think about and plenty of advice from the Scriptures today.


Holy Spirit come. Come into all of this, what we’re learning in the Old Testament, what we’re learning in the New Testament, plant it deep in our lives. Help us to contemplate these things. In what way have we seen You working and responded in fear and turned away and asked You to leave? In what way have we finally, after getting out of the wilderness found a moment of serenity, only to see that we’re sliding away, we’re sliding away and doing things in our own strength again, which just ends up being a big circle. Come Holy Spirit because we want to change, which is in effect what repentance is. So, we repent and turn and move in another direction. But maintaining this course, ahh, we see how we’re unable we are to maintain it without Your Holy Spirit’s guidance. And, so, come Holy Spirit and the lead us into all truth. And it’s not as if You aren’t doing that all the time but come Holy Spirit and help us pay attention. We pray this in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello, my family DAB this is New Envision Growth from New York and I’m calling for a praise report. I was listening to the March 24th podcast when Brian was talking about forgiveness and not being judged and still thinking about the call that came in about the bully and dealing with my own situation in work. And, you know, sometimes it’s so difficult when you’re working with people who don’t believe or people just…especially when you can discern and just the weight and the heaviness of it all. And that’s the case for me where I literally have to deal with almost like darts of attack. But hearing that podcast on March 24th I did something different. And I just prayed that God would change me, change my heart. If…if it is not going to be done for the person who tries to torment me then change me. And after listening to the podcast, I went inside and I looked at the individual and I actually asked a person for a hug. And I’m telling you it was like yokes were broken. And the whole…it shifted the entire atmosphere because I had to remember at the end of the day that this person is just a vessel. I can love them with the love of Christ and just hate the spirit that operates. But I left no room for the devil to torment me anymore. And I just felt so light. So, I’m praying that that might be or help someone else use that same method because it truly does work. Pray that God would change you, change your heart and then remember that that person is just a vessel for the evil one to use. Anyway, that’s it. Thank you I love you guys I love this. Thank you, Brian and the Hardin family.

Good morning DAB family this is Danny from Southern Oregon just calling to pray for some of the DABbers. Cat from Denver you called in on February 26th and you were praying for parents who have lost their children to the legal system. And I so resonated with your prayer request. We are two plus years into the legal system and you’re so right. It is not the justice system. And we thought we were in the clear but now we have a notice to appear on April 11th. And, so, if everybody could pray for my son Isaiah. This is something that happened last fall and the juvenile department decided not to prosecute but the DA’s office picked it up and wants it prosecuted. He got in a fight with another kid. And anyway they’re charging him with an assault 3 and that’s a felony and I think it could be up to two years in jail. And Isaiah’s just been doing so amazingly well. He’s been working full time. He’s starting a college welding class on Tuesday, and he’s really matured and grown up. And, so, I just I know that everything that happens to him is just one step closer to him submitting his life to the Lord. And, so, I just pray for this path also to, you know, just be going straight towards surrendering his life to the Lord. Candace from Oregon I am just praying for you sister, praying for Micah and thank you for calling in. And Cleverly Sati in Tennessee, you also called in and you said that you had lost your dad and you were in pain, and you stopped listening but you’re a back. And I’m so glad. Welcome back and we love you and stick with it. Love you all DABbers. This is Danny. Bye.

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening DAB family wherever you are all over the world. This is Matthew from the United Kingdom. I am here to pray especially for Grace. It’s been in my heart and it’s heavy on my heart to pray for you. I have been praying in the background, but I believe the Lord wants you to hear me pray for you. Let us pray Family. Father in the name of Jesus I lift up Grace before You. Father, just as her name goes, let Your grace be with her. Father, I lift up Grace before You against the power of fear. Father Grace will go forth and the Spirit of power of love and have sound mind against her enemies, against her bullies. Father for You have not given us a spirit of fear, You’ve given us a spirit of power and love and of sound mind. I go in offensive against her bullies, and I declare, and I release the rock of David that crushes every Goliath in the life of Grace, that Grace Lord will enjoy love, will enjoy peace wherever she is in the name of Jesus. Father I also lift up those bullies before You that Lord that You’ll change their heart and fill them with Your love, that they will live together with Grace and dwell together in love with Grace in the name of Jesus. Thank You, Lord for…

Hi this is Donna from California and today is March 25th I just finished listening to today’s podcast with the…the beautiful story in the gospel of Luke about the Roman soldier who told Jesus don’t bother coming to my house, I don’t deserve it, I’m unworthy. And then Brian her commentary was so apt about the posture of heart that we need to cultivate and…and have. No, I don’t deserve anything other than eternal separation from God. And I’m calling today to ask for prayers for myself. I’ve been trying and continue to strive toward forgiving someone who hurt me very deeply many years ago. It’s been 10 years now; a decade and the memories are still very much there of being deceived and lied to and feeling worthless because of that. I’m seeing myself through that experience as worthless. And every time the memories come up, which is daily, I say to the Lord I forgive you, I forgive this person, help me to forgive this person. Help me in my unbelief that that I can forgive this person. Help me to remember that I’m unworthy of…of…of your forgiveness. And, so, it’s very very difficult and I asked for my brothers and sisters to please hold me up in prayer as I…as I continue. And I thank you so much. Thank You, Jesus. I love You and I praise You for You alone are worthy. Thank You. Amen.

Hi this is Victoria Soldier calling to pray for some of the DABbers. I wanna pray for Claribel. I wanna pray for Renee who’s going through in her marriage. And I also wanna pray for Emmy…Emmy in Illinois on the update of her marriage. I just want to pray for them and I want to also pray for someone else but I want to pray for the marriages and those who are going through and those who are wanting to have babies and I want to pray for that young woman who wanted to be married but right now I’m gonna start praying for the marriages. Gracious Father we just ask You today to touch these marriages Father. You be in the midst. You said a sanctified woman sanctifies her husband. You said a sanctified man sanctifies his wife. Father You be in the middle Lord. You sanctify them and You come into that marriage Lord. You bless in a mighty and special way. Let Your Holy Spirit reign. You said what You put together Lord no don’t let no man put asunder. Father, You have Your way in the name of Jesus. You teach man to be the man You’re calling him to be and the woman the one You’re calling them to be and bring them together as one Lord. Continue and even in the marriages Lord, You bless them, Lord and You touch them You bless them that they will be blessed by their children in the name of Jesus. Lord, we just thank You Lord. We just ask You to touch the…the one that is going through with…with the nodules in their neck. The ones that are sick with the nodules in their neck I just ask You to touch right now…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday March 29, 2022 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 11-12

Love and Obey the Lord

11 Love(A) the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.(B) Remember today that your children(C) were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the Lord your God:(D) his majesty,(E) his mighty hand, his outstretched arm;(F) the signs he performed and the things he did in the heart of Egypt, both to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his whole country;(G) what he did to the Egyptian army, to its horses and chariots,(H) how he overwhelmed them with the waters of the Red Sea[a](I) as they were pursuing you, and how the Lord brought lasting ruin on them. It was not your children who saw what he did for you in the wilderness until you arrived at this place, and what he did(J) to Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab the Reubenite, when the earth opened(K) its mouth right in the middle of all Israel and swallowed them up with their households, their tents and every living thing that belonged to them. But it was your own eyes that saw all these great things the Lord has done.(L)

Observe therefore all the commands(M) I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,(N) and so that you may live long(O) in the land the Lord swore(P) to your ancestors to give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.(Q) 10 The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt,(R) from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden. 11 But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys(S) that drinks rain from heaven.(T) 12 It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes(U) of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.

13 So if you faithfully obey(V) the commands I am giving you today—to love(W) the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul(X) 14 then I will send rain(Y) on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains,(Z) so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. 15 I will provide grass(AA) in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.(AB)

16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.(AC) 17 Then the Lord’s anger(AD) will burn against you, and he will shut up(AE) the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce,(AF) and you will soon perish(AG) from the good land the Lord is giving you. 18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.(AH) 19 Teach them to your children,(AI) talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.(AJ) 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,(AK) 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many(AL) in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.(AM)

22 If you carefully observe(AN) all these commands I am giving you to follow—to love(AO) the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him and to hold fast(AP) to him— 23 then the Lord will drive out(AQ) all these nations(AR) before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you.(AS) 24 Every place where you set your foot will be yours:(AT) Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River(AU) to the Mediterranean Sea. 25 No one will be able to stand against you. The Lord your God, as he promised you, will put the terror(AV) and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go.(AW)

26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing(AX) and a curse(AY) 27 the blessing(AZ) if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; 28 the curse if you disobey(BA) the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods,(BB) which you have not known. 29 When the Lord your God has brought you into the land you are entering to possess, you are to proclaim on Mount Gerizim(BC) the blessings, and on Mount Ebal(BD) the curses.(BE) 30 As you know, these mountains are across the Jordan, westward, toward the setting sun, near the great trees of Moreh,(BF) in the territory of those Canaanites living in the Arabah in the vicinity of Gilgal.(BG) 31 You are about to cross the Jordan to enter and take possession(BH) of the land the Lord your God is giving(BI) you. When you have taken it over and are living there, 32 be sure that you obey all the decrees and laws I am setting before you today.

The One Place of Worship

12 These are the decrees(BJ) and laws you must be careful to follow in the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you to possess—as long as you live in the land.(BK) Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains,(BL) on the hills and under every spreading tree,(BM) where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods. Break down their altars, smash(BN) their sacred stones and burn(BO) their Asherah(BP) poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names(BQ) from those places.

You must not worship the Lord your God in their way.(BR) But you are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name(BS) there for his dwelling.(BT) To that place you must go; there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes(BU) and special gifts, what you have vowed(BV) to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.(BW) There, in the presence(BX) of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice(BY) in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you.

You are not to do as we do here today, everyone doing as they see fit,(BZ) since you have not yet reached the resting place(CA) and the inheritance(CB) the Lord your God is giving you. 10 But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the Lord your God is giving(CC) you as an inheritance, and he will give you rest(CD) from all your enemies around you so that you will live in safety. 11 Then to the place the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name(CE)—there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the Lord.(CF) 12 And there rejoice(CG) before the Lord your God—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites(CH) from your towns who have no allotment or inheritance(CI) of their own. 13 Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings anywhere you please.(CJ) 14 Offer them only at the place the Lord will choose(CK) in one of your tribes, and there observe everything I command you.

15 Nevertheless, you may slaughter your animals in any of your towns and eat as much of the meat as you want, as if it were gazelle or deer,(CL) according to the blessing the Lord your God gives you. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it. 16 But you must not eat the blood;(CM) pour(CN) it out on the ground like water.(CO) 17 You must not eat in your own towns the tithe(CP) of your grain and new wine and olive oil,(CQ) or the firstborn of your herds and flocks, or whatever you have vowed to give,(CR) or your freewill offerings or special gifts.(CS) 18 Instead, you are to eat(CT) them in the presence of the Lord your God at the place the Lord your God will choose(CU)—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns—and you are to rejoice(CV) before the Lord your God in everything you put your hand to. 19 Be careful not to neglect the Levites(CW) as long as you live in your land.(CX)

20 When the Lord your God has enlarged your territory(CY) as he promised(CZ) you, and you crave meat(DA) and say, “I would like some meat,” then you may eat as much of it as you want. 21 If the place where the Lord your God chooses to put his Name(DB) is too far away from you, you may slaughter animals from the herds and flocks the Lord has given you, as I have commanded you, and in your own towns you may eat as much of them as you want.(DC) 22 Eat them as you would gazelle or deer.(DD) Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat. 23 But be sure you do not eat the blood,(DE) because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.(DF) 24 You must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.(DG) 25 Do not eat it, so that it may go well(DH) with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is right(DI) in the eyes of the Lord.

26 But take your consecrated things and whatever you have vowed to give,(DJ) and go to the place the Lord will choose. 27 Present your burnt offerings(DK) on the altar of the Lord your God, both the meat and the blood. The blood of your sacrifices must be poured beside the altar of the Lord your God, but you may eat(DL) the meat. 28 Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well(DM) with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the Lord your God.

29 The Lord your God will cut off(DN) before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess. But when you have driven them out and settled in their land,(DO) 30 and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared(DP) by inquiring about their gods, saying, “How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same.”(DQ) 31 You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates.(DR) They even burn their sons(DS) and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.(DT)

32 See that you do all I command you; do not add(DU) to it or take away from it.[b]


  1. Deuteronomy 11:4 Or the Sea of Reeds
  2. Deuteronomy 12:32 In Hebrew texts this verse (12:32) is numbered 13:1.

Cross references:

  1. Deuteronomy 11:1 : S Dt 6:5
  2. Deuteronomy 11:1 : S Lev 8:35
  3. Deuteronomy 11:2 : Dt 31:13; Ps 78:6
  4. Deuteronomy 11:2 : S Dt 5:24
  5. Deuteronomy 11:2 : S Dt 3:24
  6. Deuteronomy 11:2 : Ps 136:12
  7. Deuteronomy 11:3 : Ex 7:8-21
  8. Deuteronomy 11:4 : S Ex 15:1
  9. Deuteronomy 11:4 : S Ex 14:27; S Nu 21:4
  10. Deuteronomy 11:6 : Nu 16:1-35; Ps 106:16-18
  11. Deuteronomy 11:6 : Isa 24:19
  12. Deuteronomy 11:7 : Dt 5:3
  13. Deuteronomy 11:8 : Ezr 9:10
  14. Deuteronomy 11:8 : Dt 31:6-7, 23; Jos 1:7
  15. Deuteronomy 11:9 : S Dt 5:16
  16. Deuteronomy 11:9 : Dt 9:5
  17. Deuteronomy 11:9 : S Ex 3:8
  18. Deuteronomy 11:10 : Isa 11:15; 37:25
  19. Deuteronomy 11:11 : Eze 36:4
  20. Deuteronomy 11:11 : Dt 8:7; Ne 9:25
  21. Deuteronomy 11:12 : 1Ki 8:29; 9:3
  22. Deuteronomy 11:13 : S Dt 6:17
  23. Deuteronomy 11:13 : S Dt 10:12
  24. Deuteronomy 11:13 : Dt 4:29; Jer 17:24
  25. Deuteronomy 11:14 : S Lev 26:4; Ac 14:17
  26. Deuteronomy 11:14 : Ps 147:8; Jer 3:3; 5:24; Joel 2:23; Jas 5:7
  27. Deuteronomy 11:15 : Ps 104:14
  28. Deuteronomy 11:15 : S Lev 26:5
  29. Deuteronomy 11:16 : Dt 4:19; 8:19; 29:18; Job 31:9, 27
  30. Deuteronomy 11:17 : Dt 6:15; 9:19
  31. Deuteronomy 11:17 : 1Ki 17:1; 2Ch 6:26; 7:13
  32. Deuteronomy 11:17 : S Lev 26:20
  33. Deuteronomy 11:17 : Dt 4:26; 28:12, 24
  34. Deuteronomy 11:18 : S Ex 13:9; Dt 6:6-8
  35. Deuteronomy 11:19 : S Ex 12:26; Dt 6:7; Ps 145:4; Isa 38:19; Jer 32:39
  36. Deuteronomy 11:19 : Dt 4:9-10
  37. Deuteronomy 11:20 : Dt 6:9
  38. Deuteronomy 11:21 : Job 5:26; Pr 3:2; 4:10; 9:11
  39. Deuteronomy 11:21 : Ps 72:5
  40. Deuteronomy 11:22 : S Dt 6:17
  41. Deuteronomy 11:22 : S Dt 6:5
  42. Deuteronomy 11:22 : S Dt 10:20
  43. Deuteronomy 11:23 : S Dt 9:5
  44. Deuteronomy 11:23 : S Ex 23:28
  45. Deuteronomy 11:23 : Dt 9:1
  46. Deuteronomy 11:24 : Ge 15:18; Dt 1:36; 12:20; 19:8; Jos 1:3; 14:9
  47. Deuteronomy 11:24 : S Ge 2:14
  48. Deuteronomy 11:25 : S Dt 2:25
  49. Deuteronomy 11:25 : Ex 23:27; Dt 7:24
  50. Deuteronomy 11:26 : Ps 24:5
  51. Deuteronomy 11:26 : Lev 26:14-17; Dt 27:13-26; 30:1, 15, 19; La 2:17; Da 9:11; Hag 1:11; Mal 2:2; 3:9; 4:6
  52. Deuteronomy 11:27 : Dt 28:1-14; Ps 24:5
  53. Deuteronomy 11:28 : 2Ch 24:20; Jer 42:13; 44:16
  54. Deuteronomy 11:28 : S Dt 4:28; 13:6, 13; 29:26; 1Sa 26:19
  55. Deuteronomy 11:29 : Jdg 9:7
  56. Deuteronomy 11:29 : Dt 27:4; Jos 8:30
  57. Deuteronomy 11:29 : Dt 27:12-13; Jos 8:33; Jn 4:20
  58. Deuteronomy 11:30 : S Ge 12:6
  59. Deuteronomy 11:30 : Jos 4:19; 5:9; 9:6; 10:6; 14:6; 15:7; Jdg 2:1; 2Ki 2:1; Mic 6:5
  60. Deuteronomy 11:31 : S Nu 33:53
  61. Deuteronomy 11:31 : Dt 12:10; Jos 11:23
  62. Deuteronomy 12:1 : Ps 119:5
  63. Deuteronomy 12:1 : Dt 4:9-10; 6:15; 1Ki 8:40; Eze 20:19
  64. Deuteronomy 12:2 : S Nu 21:28
  65. Deuteronomy 12:2 : 1Ki 14:23; 2Ki 17:10; Isa 57:5; Jer 2:20; 3:6, 13
  66. Deuteronomy 12:3 : 2Ki 11:18
  67. Deuteronomy 12:3 : S Ex 32:20
  68. Deuteronomy 12:3 : Ex 34:13; 1Ki 14:15, 23
  69. Deuteronomy 12:3 : S Ex 23:13
  70. Deuteronomy 12:4 : ver 30; 2Ki 17:15; Jer 10:2
  71. Deuteronomy 12:5 : S Ex 20:24; S 2Sa 7:13
  72. Deuteronomy 12:5 : ver 11, 13; Dt 14:23; 15:20; 16:2, 11; 18:6; 26:2; 1Sa 2:29; 1Ki 5:5; 8:16; 9:3; 2Ch 2:4; 6:6; 7:12, 16; Ezr 6:12; 7:15; Ps 26:8; 78:68; Zec 2:12
  73. Deuteronomy 12:6 : S Lev 27:30
  74. Deuteronomy 12:6 : S Ge 28:20
  75. Deuteronomy 12:6 : Jos 22:27; Isa 66:20
  76. Deuteronomy 12:7 : S Ex 18:12
  77. Deuteronomy 12:7 : S Lev 23:40; Ecc 3:12-13; 5:18-20; S Isa 62:9
  78. Deuteronomy 12:8 : Jdg 17:6; 21:25
  79. Deuteronomy 12:9 : S Ex 33:14; Dt 3:20; Ps 95:11; Mic 2:10
  80. Deuteronomy 12:9 : Dt 4:21
  81. Deuteronomy 12:10 : S Dt 11:31
  82. Deuteronomy 12:10 : S Ex 33:14
  83. Deuteronomy 12:11 : S ver 5
  84. Deuteronomy 12:11 : S Lev 1:3; Jos 22:23
  85. Deuteronomy 12:12 : ver 7
  86. Deuteronomy 12:12 : Dt 26:11-13
  87. Deuteronomy 12:12 : S Nu 18:20
  88. Deuteronomy 12:13 : S ver 5
  89. Deuteronomy 12:14 : ver 11
  90. Deuteronomy 12:15 : ver 22; Dt 14:5; 15:22
  91. Deuteronomy 12:16 : S Ge 9:4; Ac 15:20
  92. Deuteronomy 12:16 : ver 23-24; S Ge 35:14; 1Ch 11:18; Jer 7:18
  93. Deuteronomy 12:16 : S Lev 17:13; S Dt 15:23; Jn 19:34
  94. Deuteronomy 12:17 : S Lev 27:30
  95. Deuteronomy 12:17 : S Nu 18:12
  96. Deuteronomy 12:17 : ver 26; Nu 18:19
  97. Deuteronomy 12:17 : Dt 14:23; 15:20
  98. Deuteronomy 12:18 : Dt 14:23; 15:20
  99. Deuteronomy 12:18 : ver 5
  100. Deuteronomy 12:18 : ver 7, 12; Dt 14:26; Ne 8:10; Ecc 3:12-13; 5:18-20
  101. Deuteronomy 12:19 : ver 12; Dt 14:27; Ne 13:10
  102. Deuteronomy 12:19 : Mal 3:8
  103. Deuteronomy 12:20 : S Ex 34:24
  104. Deuteronomy 12:20 : S Ge 15:8; S Dt 11:24
  105. Deuteronomy 12:20 : S Ex 16:3
  106. Deuteronomy 12:21 : Dt 14:24
  107. Deuteronomy 12:21 : Lev 17:4
  108. Deuteronomy 12:22 : S ver 15
  109. Deuteronomy 12:23 : Ge 9:4; S Lev 7:26
  110. Deuteronomy 12:23 : Eze 33:25
  111. Deuteronomy 12:24 : ver 16
  112. Deuteronomy 12:25 : S Dt 4:40
  113. Deuteronomy 12:25 : ver 28; Ex 15:26; Dt 13:18; 1Ki 11:38; 2Ki 12:2
  114. Deuteronomy 12:26 : S ver 17; Nu 5:9-10
  115. Deuteronomy 12:27 : S Lev 1:13
  116. Deuteronomy 12:27 : Lev 3:1-17
  117. Deuteronomy 12:28 : Dt 4:40; Ecc 8:12
  118. Deuteronomy 12:29 : Jos 23:4
  119. Deuteronomy 12:29 : S Dt 6:10
  120. Deuteronomy 12:30 : S Ex 10:7
  121. Deuteronomy 12:30 : S ver 4
  122. Deuteronomy 12:31 : S Lev 18:25
  123. Deuteronomy 12:31 : S Lev 18:21
  124. Deuteronomy 12:31 : S 2Ki 3:27
  125. Deuteronomy 12:32 : S Dt 4:2; Rev 22:18-19
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Luke 8:22-39

Jesus Calms the Storm(A)(B)

22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master,(C) we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked(D) the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.(E) 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man(F)(G)

26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes,[a] which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me,(H) Jesus, Son of the Most High God?(I) I beg you, don’t torture me!” 29 For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.

30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.(J)

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake(K) and was drowned.

34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, 35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet,(L) dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed(M) man had been cured. 37 Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them,(N) because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.


  1. Luke 8:26 Some manuscripts Gadarenes; other manuscripts Gergesenes; also in verse 37
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Psalm 70

Psalm 70[a](A)

For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Hasten, O God, to save me;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.(B)

May those who want to take my life(C)
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.(D)
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”(E)
turn back because of their shame.
But may all who seek you(F)
rejoice and be glad(G) in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”(H)

But as for me, I am poor and needy;(I)
come quickly to me,(J) O God.
You are my help(K) and my deliverer;(L)
Lord, do not delay.(M)


  1. Psalm 70:1 In Hebrew texts 70:1-5 is numbered 70:2-6.
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Proverbs 12:4

A wife of noble character(A) is her husband’s crown,
but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.(B)

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3/28/2022 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 9:1-10:22, Luke 8:4-21, Psalm 69:19-36, Proverbs 12:2-3

Today is the 28th day of March, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is a joy and a privilege and an honor to gather together with you today. How are you? I hope all is well with you and your soul, and no matter what is going on, we…we come in here, into this oasis, this little place, this little serene space that we call the Global Campfire, where no matter what time of day or night it is, no matter when it is, no matter when we’re listening, someone else is too. No matter what day it is, we’re never alone here around the Global Campfire and so, let’s just exhale, we can do this, but as we’re learning really clearly in the Scriptures, we can do this with God, without God we won’t be able to do much of anything. And so, let’s relax, allow the Scriptures to speak into our lives today and it will lead us back into the Book of Deuteronomy where Moses is saying what he needs to say, leaving nothing left unsaid, before he becomes a part of the history of the children of Israel, instead of their leader. He’s about to recede into history. These are the last things that he wants to make sure he gets said and so we pick up that story, Deuteronomy chapters 9 and 10 today.


Okay, so we are with the children of Israel, as it were. We are in the crowd with the children of Israel and Moses is speaking to the children of Israel all of the things that he needs to say, leaving nothing left unsaid so, that as he goes to his own grave, his heart is pure, before the people, his heart is pure before the Lord. And he says some things today that are very direct and are incredibly appropriate to our own faith journey, our life and this, in so many ways come down to expectations, and feelings of entitlement. So, the children of Israel have a long-running promise. Their expectation is that that promise will be fulfilled. Although they have grumbled every step of the way against the promise and have continually, repeatedly longed for the good of the old days of slavery. So, we can see that the fulfillment of this promise goes through the wilderness and now the wilderness has lasted a lot longer than they expected it to. Why is that? Because of their own rebelliousness, because of their own lack of faith in God, which fundamentally is the message of the wilderness, that there is no other hope besides God for any kind of future. So, there is the expectation of the fulfillment of a long-running, centuries long-running promise but there is also this sense that they deserve this promise because they have to go through the wilderness. Now, they’re entitled to this promise and if God doesn’t come through well, then it’s God’s fault, because it certainly can’t be anything that we’ve done to thwart it. And we can see how this is starting to become a mirror and reflect so many of the paths and trails that we’ve taken in our lives. And so, I quote Moses “after the Lord your God is driven them out before you do not say to yourself, the Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness. No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is going to drive them out before you. It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going into take possession of their land but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the Lord your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understand then that it is not because of your righteousness, that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.” So, electricity hadn’t been discovered yet. So, there were no sound reinforcement speakers and Moses wasn’t holding a mic but that’s kind of the moment where Moses could drop the mic and it could reverberate through the speakers and he walks off the stage because there’s a lot there to reflect. They don’t deserve any of it ever. God, who loves them and is fathering them and bringing them into a land, fulfilling a promise that has taken centuries to fulfill and the other folks on the other side of the Jordan have been given every opportunity but have chosen wickedness, repeatedly, habitually over centuries and the end has come. So, when they go into the Promised Land and they begin to conquer the Promised Land, if that’s what’s going to happen. Then they cannot say to themselves, look at how righteous we are, we just can’t lose, we just can’t lose, we’re so holy and set apart to God because that would not be the case, they don’t deserve it. They are a stiff-neck people. And then Moses goes on in his dialogue to show them the ways in which they’ve been stiff-necked people, not the least of which being, building an idol of a calf and worshiping it as the most-high God out in the desert. And so, this kind of gives us an understanding of the tensions that are going on among the people, the things that Moses wants to press into, the wisdom that he feels like he needs to impart before he goes. But the subtleties and the nuances and the things that he are saying really, really bounce out of the Bible into our own lives, into our own motivations, into our own expectations, into our own senses of entitlement from the Lord. Like, if we just be good enough, God has no choice but to deliver for us. When actually, the way this works is that we learn that we are utterly and hopelessly, hopeless without God, we are utterly and completely dependent upon God. When that finally does become the way that we look at things, then we can look at everything through the eyes of gratitude, a grateful heart, fortunate to be here, unbelievable. It’s like we won the cosmic lottery to be able to walk in fellowship and intimacy and relationship with the most-high God, knowing that we are here to serve His purposes and not the other way around.


And so, Father become the heart of gratitude in a moment, acknowledging our utter dependence upon You, knowing that we’ve tried in our own strength, every conceivable way to make life work and we can spin the plates, we become anxious and exhausted and depressed in the process. But we can spin the plates and just try to push through or struggles through or put our shoulder to it, when You’ve given us and easy way, the path of surrender, knowing that we can’t do this, but if we follow You, if we honor You, if we reference You, if we walk with You, wherever we are going, no matter what it looks like, it is good. And so, come Holy Spirit, as we consider this today. We pray, in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Hello Daily Audio Bible family, I’m a first-time caller. My name is Demetrius I’m calling from the Midwest, Ohio. First-time calling in but just wanted to call in and just say in the short amount of time that I started with the Daily Audio Bible, which was January 2nd of this year, just tremendously amazed at how awesome this is and thank you Brian and your entire family for this platform that you created. I really just wanted to say, it’s just amazing to get reintroduced to strengthening my faith. A goal that I set for this year was to get back more into church, more so strengthen my faith and become more obedient and become more faithful in my word. I’m thus far, it’s been tremendous and I must say prayer works. It truly, truly works. A testimony of it, I personally was in a bad situation, work environment wise. And was just praying for, you know something good and just to be removed from a toxic environment and as of this year, just reading this and staying committed I am now this week I’m in my third week of my brand-new job and it’s just amazing how prayer works and all you have to do is take a few moments to just ask and you shall receive. So, I just want to say thank you to everyone praying for everyone and everyone just stay strong, lifted up and prayerful. Love and blessings.

Oh wow, Brian, you are on fire. March 24th, Luke 6:37 and 38. Stop judging and you will never be judged. Stop condemning and you will never be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Verse 38, give and you will receive a large quantity, pressed together, shaken down and running over will be put into your pocket, the standards that you use for others that you use will be applied to you. I never realized that verse 38 was straight from the Bible. And Brian your commentary, straight from the Bible. Think about those offenses, the bitterness, the envy, the things that we carry around inside ourselves like their our best friends. Oh my gosh, that stood out to me so much, like their best friends, we do that. And, you know, what has that done to enrich our lives and lead us on the narrow path that that leads to life into freedom. It doesn’t work. And you know, you’re showing us the path Brian, you’re pointing out you know, that and inviting the Holy Spirit to come and help us. Because if we take two steps we get off the path, into a ditch and because we were reactive we have triggers. We won’t be able to navigate on our own so Amen. Holy Spirit come and help us. You know, you have mentioned that Jesus is showing us a path to become free and that we are setting the gauge for our own judgement and that it’s backwards from the way that we do that, from the way we’re designed. We’re not supposed to have complete mental break downs. That was never the plan for us to be a mess, to move in that direction. And we have to get good at letting go of the things that are weighing us down that have captured us, that is putting us into prison. Cause it’s not the way that it’s supposed to be. We need to stop judging people but we need to choose, we need to

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday March 28, 2022 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 9-10

Not Because of Israel’s Righteousness

Hear, Israel: You are now about to cross the Jordan(A) to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you,(B) with large cities(C) that have walls up to the sky.(D) The people are strong and tall—Anakites! You know about them and have heard it said: “Who can stand up against the Anakites?”(E) But be assured today that the Lord your God is the one who goes across ahead of you(F) like a devouring fire.(G) He will destroy them; he will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly,(H) as the Lord has promised you.

After the Lord your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself,(I) “The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness(J) of these nations(K) that the Lord is going to drive them out before you. It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity(L) that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness(M) of these nations,(N) the Lord your God will drive them out(O) before you, to accomplish what he swore(P) to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.(Q) Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.(R)

The Golden Calf

Remember this and never forget how you aroused the anger(S) of the Lord your God in the wilderness. From the day you left Egypt until you arrived here, you have been rebellious(T) against the Lord.(U) At Horeb you aroused the Lord’s wrath(V) so that he was angry enough to destroy you.(W) When I went up on the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant(X) that the Lord had made with you, I stayed on the mountain forty days(Y) and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water.(Z) 10 The Lord gave me two stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God.(AA) On them were all the commandments the Lord proclaimed to you on the mountain out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.(AB)

11 At the end of the forty days and forty nights,(AC) the Lord gave me the two stone tablets,(AD) the tablets of the covenant. 12 Then the Lord told me, “Go down from here at once, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have become corrupt.(AE) They have turned away quickly(AF) from what I commanded them and have made an idol for themselves.”

13 And the Lord said to me, “I have seen this people(AG), and they are a stiff-necked people indeed! 14 Let me alone,(AH) so that I may destroy them and blot out(AI) their name from under heaven.(AJ) And I will make you into a nation stronger and more numerous than they.”

15 So I turned and went down from the mountain while it was ablaze with fire. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.(AK) 16 When I looked, I saw that you had sinned against the Lord your God; you had made for yourselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf.(AL) You had turned aside quickly from the way that the Lord had commanded you. 17 So I took the two tablets and threw them out of my hands, breaking them to pieces before your eyes.

18 Then once again I fell(AM) prostrate before the Lord for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water,(AN) because of all the sin you had committed,(AO) doing what was evil in the Lord’s sight and so arousing his anger. 19 I feared the anger and wrath of the Lord, for he was angry enough with you to destroy you.(AP) But again the Lord listened to me.(AQ) 20 And the Lord was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him, but at that time I prayed for Aaron too. 21 Also I took that sinful thing of yours, the calf you had made, and burned it in the fire. Then I crushed it and ground it to powder as fine as dust(AR) and threw the dust into a stream that flowed down the mountain.(AS)

22 You also made the Lord angry(AT) at Taberah,(AU) at Massah(AV) and at Kibroth Hattaavah.(AW)

23 And when the Lord sent you out from Kadesh Barnea,(AX) he said, “Go up and take possession(AY) of the land I have given you.” But you rebelled(AZ) against the command of the Lord your God. You did not trust(BA) him or obey him. 24 You have been rebellious against the Lord ever since I have known you.(BB)

25 I lay prostrate before the Lord those forty days and forty nights(BC) because the Lord had said he would destroy you.(BD) 26 I prayed to the Lord and said, “Sovereign Lord, do not destroy your people,(BE) your own inheritance(BF) that you redeemed(BG) by your great power and brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.(BH) 27 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Overlook the stubbornness(BI) of this people, their wickedness and their sin. 28 Otherwise, the country(BJ) from which you brought us will say, ‘Because the Lord was not able to take them into the land he had promised them, and because he hated them,(BK) he brought them out to put them to death in the wilderness.’(BL) 29 But they are your people,(BM) your inheritance(BN) that you brought out by your great power and your outstretched arm.(BO)

Tablets Like the First Ones

10 At that time the Lord said to me, “Chisel out two stone tablets(BP) like the first ones and come up to me on the mountain. Also make a wooden ark.[a] I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. Then you are to put them in the ark.”(BQ)

So I made the ark out of acacia wood(BR) and chiseled(BS) out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I went up on the mountain with the two tablets in my hands. The Lord wrote on these tablets what he had written before, the Ten Commandments(BT) he had proclaimed(BU) to you on the mountain, out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.(BV) And the Lord gave them to me. Then I came back down the mountain(BW) and put the tablets in the ark(BX) I had made,(BY) as the Lord commanded me, and they are there now.(BZ)

(The Israelites traveled from the wells of Bene Jaakan to Moserah.(CA) There Aaron died(CB) and was buried, and Eleazar(CC) his son succeeded him as priest.(CD) From there they traveled to Gudgodah and on to Jotbathah, a land with streams of water.(CE) At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi(CF) to carry the ark of the covenant(CG) of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister(CH) and to pronounce blessings(CI) in his name, as they still do today.(CJ) That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their fellow Israelites; the Lord is their inheritance,(CK) as the Lord your God told them.)

10 Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights, as I did the first time, and the Lord listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you.(CL) 11 “Go,” the Lord said to me, “and lead the people on their way, so that they may enter and possess the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.”

Fear the Lord

12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you(CM) but to fear(CN) the Lord your God, to walk(CO) in obedience to him, to love him,(CP) to serve the Lord(CQ) your God with all your heart(CR) and with all your soul,(CS) 13 and to observe the Lord’s commands(CT) and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?(CU)

14 To the Lord your God belong the heavens,(CV) even the highest heavens,(CW) the earth and everything in it.(CX) 15 Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved(CY) them, and he chose you,(CZ) their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today.(DA) 16 Circumcise(DB) your hearts,(DC) therefore, and do not be stiff-necked(DD) any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods(DE) and Lord of lords,(DF) the great God, mighty and awesome,(DG) who shows no partiality(DH) and accepts no bribes.(DI) 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow,(DJ) and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.(DK) 19 And you are to love(DL) those who are foreigners,(DM) for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.(DN) 20 Fear the Lord your God and serve him.(DO) Hold fast(DP) to him and take your oaths in his name.(DQ) 21 He is the one you praise;(DR) he is your God, who performed for you those great(DS) and awesome wonders(DT) you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all,(DU) and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.(DV)


  1. Deuteronomy 10:1 That is, a chest

Cross references:

  1. Deuteronomy 9:1 : S Nu 35:10
  2. Deuteronomy 9:1 : Dt 4:38
  3. Deuteronomy 9:1 : S Nu 13:28
  4. Deuteronomy 9:1 : S Ge 11:4
  5. Deuteronomy 9:2 : Nu 13:22; Jos 11:22
  6. Deuteronomy 9:3 : Dt 31:3; Jos 3:11
  7. Deuteronomy 9:3 : S Ex 15:7; S 19:18; Heb 12:29
  8. Deuteronomy 9:3 : S Ex 23:31
  9. Deuteronomy 9:4 : S Dt 8:17
  10. Deuteronomy 9:4 : 2Ki 16:3; 17:8; 21:2; Ezr 9:11
  11. Deuteronomy 9:4 : S Ex 23:24; S Lev 18:21, 24-30; Dt 18:9-14
  12. Deuteronomy 9:5 : S Eph 2:9
  13. Deuteronomy 9:5 : Dt 18:9
  14. Deuteronomy 9:5 : S Lev 18:25
  15. Deuteronomy 9:5 : Dt 4:38; 11:23
  16. Deuteronomy 9:5 : S Ge 12:7
  17. Deuteronomy 9:5 : Eze 36:32
  18. Deuteronomy 9:6 : S Ex 32:9; Ac 7:51
  19. Deuteronomy 9:7 : S Nu 11:33
  20. Deuteronomy 9:7 : S Ex 23:21
  21. Deuteronomy 9:7 : S Ex 14:11
  22. Deuteronomy 9:8 : Nu 16:46; 1Sa 28:18; Job 20:28; Ps 2:12; 7:11; 69:24; 110:5; Isa 9:19; Eze 20:13
  23. Deuteronomy 9:8 : Ex 32:7-10; Ezr 9:14; Ps 106:19
  24. Deuteronomy 9:9 : S Dt 4:13
  25. Deuteronomy 9:9 : S Ge 7:4
  26. Deuteronomy 9:9 : S Ex 24:12
  27. Deuteronomy 9:10 : S Ex 31:18
  28. Deuteronomy 9:10 : Dt 10:4; 18:16
  29. Deuteronomy 9:11 : S Ge 7:4
  30. Deuteronomy 9:11 : S Ex 24:12
  31. Deuteronomy 9:12 : S Dt 4:16
  32. Deuteronomy 9:12 : Jdg 2:17
  33. Deuteronomy 9:13 : ver 6; Dt 10:16
  34. Deuteronomy 9:14 : Ex 32:10
  35. Deuteronomy 9:14 : S Nu 14:12
  36. Deuteronomy 9:14 : Jer 7:16
  37. Deuteronomy 9:15 : S Ex 32:15
  38. Deuteronomy 9:16 : S Ex 32:4
  39. Deuteronomy 9:18 : S Ex 34:28
  40. Deuteronomy 9:18 : ver 9
  41. Deuteronomy 9:18 : S Ex 32:31
  42. Deuteronomy 9:19 : S Ex 32:14; Heb 12:21*
  43. Deuteronomy 9:19 : ver 26; Ex 34:10; S Nu 11:2; 1Sa 7:9; Jer 15:1
  44. Deuteronomy 9:21 : Ps 18:42; Isa 29:5; 40:15
  45. Deuteronomy 9:21 : Ex 32:20; Isa 2:18; Mic 1:7
  46. Deuteronomy 9:22 : S Nu 1:53
  47. Deuteronomy 9:22 : Nu 11:3
  48. Deuteronomy 9:22 : S Ex 17:7
  49. Deuteronomy 9:22 : Nu 11:34
  50. Deuteronomy 9:23 : S Dt 1:2
  51. Deuteronomy 9:23 : Dt 1:21
  52. Deuteronomy 9:23 : S Nu 14:9
  53. Deuteronomy 9:23 : S Dt 1:32; Ps 106:24
  54. Deuteronomy 9:24 : S Dt 8:17
  55. Deuteronomy 9:25 : S Ge 7:4
  56. Deuteronomy 9:25 : ver 18; S Ex 33:17
  57. Deuteronomy 9:26 : S Ex 33:13
  58. Deuteronomy 9:26 : S Ex 34:9
  59. Deuteronomy 9:26 : S Ex 6:6; Dt 15:15; 2Sa 7:23; Ps 78:35
  60. Deuteronomy 9:26 : S ver 19; S Ex 32:11
  61. Deuteronomy 9:27 : ver 6; S Ex 32:9
  62. Deuteronomy 9:28 : Dt 32:27
  63. Deuteronomy 9:28 : S Dt 1:27
  64. Deuteronomy 9:28 : S Ex 32:12; Jos 7:9
  65. Deuteronomy 9:29 : S Ex 33:13
  66. Deuteronomy 9:29 : S Ex 34:9; Dt 32:9
  67. Deuteronomy 9:29 : Dt 4:34; Ne 1:10; Jer 27:5; 32:17
  68. Deuteronomy 10:1 : Ex 34:1-2
  69. Deuteronomy 10:2 : Ex 25:16, 21; 2Ch 5:10; 6:11
  70. Deuteronomy 10:3 : Ex 37:1-9
  71. Deuteronomy 10:3 : Ex 34:4
  72. Deuteronomy 10:4 : S Ex 24:12; S 34:28
  73. Deuteronomy 10:4 : Ex 20:1
  74. Deuteronomy 10:4 : S Dt 9:10
  75. Deuteronomy 10:5 : S Ex 19:11
  76. Deuteronomy 10:5 : S Ex 25:10; S 1Sa 3:3
  77. Deuteronomy 10:5 : S Ex 25:21
  78. Deuteronomy 10:5 : 1Ki 8:9
  79. Deuteronomy 10:6 : Nu 33:30
  80. Deuteronomy 10:6 : S Nu 27:13
  81. Deuteronomy 10:6 : S Ex 6:23
  82. Deuteronomy 10:6 : S Nu 20:25-28
  83. Deuteronomy 10:7 : Nu 33:32-34; Ps 42:1; SS 5:12; Isa 32:2
  84. Deuteronomy 10:8 : S Nu 3:6
  85. Deuteronomy 10:8 : S Nu 10:33
  86. Deuteronomy 10:8 : S Nu 16:9
  87. Deuteronomy 10:8 : S Ge 48:20
  88. Deuteronomy 10:8 : 1Ch 23:26
  89. Deuteronomy 10:9 : S Nu 18:20
  90. Deuteronomy 10:10 : S Ex 33:17
  91. Deuteronomy 10:12 : Mic 6:8
  92. Deuteronomy 10:12 : S Ex 20:20
  93. Deuteronomy 10:12 : 1Ki 2:3; 3:3; 9:4
  94. Deuteronomy 10:12 : Dt 5:33; 6:13; Mt 22:37; 1Ti 1:5
  95. Deuteronomy 10:12 : Dt 11:13; 28:47; Ps 100:2
  96. Deuteronomy 10:12 : S Dt 6:5; Ps 119:2
  97. Deuteronomy 10:12 : S Dt 5:32
  98. Deuteronomy 10:13 : S Dt 4:2
  99. Deuteronomy 10:13 : Dt 5:33; 6:24
  100. Deuteronomy 10:14 : Dt 33:26; Ne 9:6; Job 35:5; Ps 8:3; 89:11; 104:3; 148:4; Isa 19:1; Hab 3:8
  101. Deuteronomy 10:14 : 1Ki 8:27; Ps 115:16
  102. Deuteronomy 10:14 : Ex 19:5; Ps 24:1; Ac 17:24
  103. Deuteronomy 10:15 : S Dt 4:37
  104. Deuteronomy 10:15 : Ps 105:6; 135:4
  105. Deuteronomy 10:15 : S Nu 14:8; Ro 11:28; 1Pe 2:9
  106. Deuteronomy 10:16 : S Ge 17:11
  107. Deuteronomy 10:16 : S Lev 26:41; Dt 30:6; Jer 32:39
  108. Deuteronomy 10:16 : S Ex 32:9; S Dt 9:13
  109. Deuteronomy 10:17 : Jos 22:22; Ps 135:5; 136:2; Da 2:47; 11:36
  110. Deuteronomy 10:17 : Ps 136:3; S 1Ti 6:15
  111. Deuteronomy 10:17 : S Dt 7:21
  112. Deuteronomy 10:17 : Dt 1:17; Mal 2:9
  113. Deuteronomy 10:17 : S Ex 23:8; S Lev 19:16
  114. Deuteronomy 10:18 : Ex 22:21, 22-24; 23:9; Lev 19:33; Dt 27:19; Job 29:13; Ps 94:6; Isa 10:2; Jer 49:11
  115. Deuteronomy 10:18 : S Nu 10:32
  116. Deuteronomy 10:19 : Dt 7:12
  117. Deuteronomy 10:19 : S Ex 22:21; S Dt 24:19
  118. Deuteronomy 10:19 : S Lev 19:34; Eze 47:22-23
  119. Deuteronomy 10:20 : Mt 4:10
  120. Deuteronomy 10:20 : Dt 11:22; 13:4; 30:20; Jos 23:8; Ru 1:14; 2Ki 18:6; Ps 119:31; Isa 38:3
  121. Deuteronomy 10:20 : S Ex 20:7
  122. Deuteronomy 10:21 : S Ex 15:2
  123. Deuteronomy 10:21 : 1Sa 12:24; Ps 126:2
  124. Deuteronomy 10:21 : 2Sa 7:23
  125. Deuteronomy 10:22 : S Ge 34:30; S 46:26; Ac 7:14
  126. Deuteronomy 10:22 : S Ge 12:2; S Nu 10:36
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Luke 8:4-21

While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”

When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”(A)

His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you,(B) but to others I speak in parables, so that,

“‘though seeing, they may not see;
though hearing, they may not understand.’[a](C)

11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.(D) 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.(E) 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches(F) and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

A Lamp on a Stand

16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.(G) 17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.(H) 18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.”(I)

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers(J)

19 Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. 20 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers(K) are standing outside, wanting to see you.”

21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”(L)


  1. Luke 8:10 Isaiah 6:9
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Psalm 69:19-36

19 You know how I am scorned,(A) disgraced and shamed;
all my enemies are before you.
20 Scorn has broken my heart
and has left me helpless;
I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
for comforters,(B) but I found none.(C)
21 They put gall in my food
and gave me vinegar(D) for my thirst.(E)

22 May the table set before them become a snare;
may it become retribution and[a] a trap.(F)
23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,
and their backs be bent forever.(G)
24 Pour out your wrath(H) on them;
let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 May their place be deserted;(I)
let there be no one to dwell in their tents.(J)
26 For they persecute those you wound
and talk about the pain of those you hurt.(K)
27 Charge them with crime upon crime;(L)
do not let them share in your salvation.(M)
28 May they be blotted out of the book of life(N)
and not be listed with the righteous.(O)

29 But as for me, afflicted and in pain—
may your salvation, God, protect me.(P)

30 I will praise God’s name in song(Q)
and glorify him(R) with thanksgiving.
31 This will please the Lord more than an ox,
more than a bull with its horns and hooves.(S)
32 The poor will see and be glad(T)
you who seek God, may your hearts live!(U)
33 The Lord hears the needy(V)
and does not despise his captive people.

34 Let heaven and earth praise him,
the seas and all that move in them,(W)
35 for God will save Zion(X)
and rebuild the cities of Judah.(Y)
Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 the children of his servants will inherit it,(Z)
and those who love his name will dwell there.(AA)


  1. Psalm 69:22 Or snare / and their fellowship become
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Proverbs 12:2-3

Good people obtain favor from the Lord,(A)
but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.(B)

No one can be established through wickedness,
but the righteous cannot be uprooted.(C)

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Thanks Sooo much for your time and effort in transcribing these for us. I thought I heard Dr John say that you also transcribe the weekend community prayer and praise podcast. If so can you please tell me how to find it? You are very much appreciated by our community!!!

Thanks much for the note. The weekend community prayer and praise is not transcribed. I’d love to do that but unfortunately don’t have the resources to do so. Pray that God makes a way for that to happen… with Him we know that all things are possible!

How do I start on January 1 and try to catch up. I want to be able read January commentaries.

Thanks so much for your question. If you’re ln the DAB Transcripts page you should be able to click the three dots next to the ask me anything button and then choose Archive. That will bring you to all the transcripts. They are listed out month by month. So, you should easily be able to go back to January…

This link should take you directly there…

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