6/30/2022 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 30th day of June, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s wonderful to be here with you today, around the Global campfire for the next step forward. And wow, it’s the 30th of June, which means it is the final day of the sixth month of the year. I guess we are about as close to the halfway mark, in terms of months, that we can get. And so, let’s enjoy being here, kind of stretch our arms and it’s been a bit of a journey, all of the things that we’ve gone through in the last half of the year, not only in the Scriptures, but in our lives and in applying the Scriptures to our lives, so that we might continually be transformed. It’s been a journey. And so, here we are kinda stretching her legs and moving around a little bit and enjoy the fact that we made here, kinda at the halfway point now. So much as happened in the Scriptures, so much is out in front of us, what an exciting journey to be on together. My heart is just full of gratitude right now that we even get to do this together, day-by-day, step-by-step. But the only way this works, is if we take the next step and so, let’s do that and dive back in. In the Old Testament we are in the book of second Kings, kinda moving through different summaries of the kings and the different things that happened. Let’s find out what happens today, second Kings chapter 17 verse 1 through 18 verse 12.


Okay so, in the book of second Kings, again, so many times when really important things happen, it’s understated in the Bible like, when major prophets that we’re moving along with for a long time die, right, we’ve already seen as the Bible is…is like and then they died, for the most part. And so, it’s really interesting that something profound happened in today’s reading. We read it and we probably know, but it’s understated, again. The northern kingdom of Israel at this point, going forward now, after today’s reading, the northern kingdom of Israel, those 10 tribes, are gone, never to come back. Like, the 10 tribes were deported and carried into exile and were assimilated and never returned. They disappeared from history. Israel is over. All that’s left of the people that we’ve traveled for six months to get into the Promised Land, all that’s left is the kingdom of Judah, which indeed includes the city, the holy city, of Jerusalem and the Lord’s temple. But the northern kingdom and its capital, Samaria, was captured and the people sent away. And when people were sent away, other conquered peoples were brought into the land to live there, which was Empire building, at the time. Conquer a people, deport them from their homeland, make them settle in a land that has already been conquered, so, it’s a foreign land and here’s your stuff and make a life here. And they just kept switching people around, so that as the generations went by there is no connection to a homeland anymore. There is a connection to the entire Empire, in this case it’s the Assyrian Empire. So, that’s what happened. The Hebrew people were deported, people from all kinds of other places were brought in. It wasn’t going well, lions were attacking the people in they’re sending word to the authorities like, we need to know how to worship the God of this land because we don’t know about the God of this land, we only know about our own gods and we’re worshiping our own gods. But the God of this land seems to be upset. And so a priest is sent back to begin to instruct the people in the ways of the Lord. And as we read from the Bible, they did fear the Lord, but they also feared and worshiped their own gods, the gods of the lands that they had come from. So, over time things get fairly well discombobulated. The land of Israel had already been led away by Jeroboam, son of Nebat, right, the first king of Israel, after the kingdom divided into two kingdoms. They were led into idolatry. And so, their customs and forms of worshiping Yahweh were increasingly different than those in the kingdom of Judah. And now, we have all these people deported and new people brought into the land and a priest instructing them in the ways of the Lord. But there are all so intertwining all of that, with the customs from their own lands, and the worship of their own gods from their own lands. If you go in that direction and continue to move toward the New Testament, you find out that these people become known as Samaritans, after the capital city of Samaria. And so, when we read through the Gospels, we can see pretty clearly that Samaritans are not people who are to be trusted, they are frowned upon. They are considered other and, in some cases, they are the enemy. They are just, you are to hold them suspicious, they worship weird, it’s all messed up. They’re not true. And we see that, in the Gospels. And then, then we see Jesus making a Samaritan the hero of the story of the good Samaritan. Or we see Jesus talking to a Samaritan woman, telling her, her life story and Samaritans flocking to Jesus to believe. So, it’s interesting to look back and go, that’s how we got there. So, it went from this, to that and Israel is gone. Like, it’s hard to even imagine. At this point, as we’re reading this, in second Kings, there isn’t in Israel anymore. There is the kingdom of Judah. But the 10 tribes are gone forever. These people had been freed from slavery in Egypt and brought into the wilderness, where they were to learn utter dependence upon God. God had come through on his promises and given them the land that was promised to them and it just, it all fell apart. And there is so much for us to consider. But one of the things important for us to consider, is that walking this path of faith and trust in God, requires vigilance. It requires that we are actually paying attention and we all know this. If we stop paying attention, we drift and we start right away and start sliding, sliding, sliding, that’s how it goes. And so, vigilance is so important on the faith journey. What we see here with…with the removal of Israel, is that had broken down pretty much altogether. They began to vigilantly serve many god’s and this is where the road leads, this is where that goes. This is, this is God’s chosen people right, that He brought into this land. So, let’s not think that it doesn’t apply to us. These are God’s chosen people that have been removed and disappeared from history. And it wasn’t because God woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It was because he had chosen and they had rejected and that’s a big ouch. Because we do it too. So, that is something for us to sit with, specially here, while we’re kind of stretching our legs, at the halfway point of the year. There’s something for us to consider.


And so, Holy Spirit, we invite You into that. We do understand that we take our eyes off of You, we start moving in all, different directions, any number of different directions. And then, when we wake up and pay attention to where we are we realize, we’ve drifted far away and that can be just the nature of our lives, that can be the whole story, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. But what could our life look like, if we were aware and vigilant and walking with You wherever you are leading, every day for our whole lives. What could become of us, if we actually went all in and never wavered. We want to know the answer to that question. Come, Holy Spirit, and lead us into all truth. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base and that’s you find what’s going on around here and there are things going on around here. So, one week from today is the Daily Audio Bible Long Walk, our own little holiday, something that we do around the Global Campfire each year. If I have counted, well I can’t remember, it’s well over a decade, that we’ve been doing this, every seventh of July. And it is a day, that we just set aside on the calendar, recognizing we’re in the middle of the year, recognizing that it’s been pretty chaotic, recognizing that we could use a breather, recognizing that we could use a breather with God. Understanding that we can set the trajectory of the, of the rest of the year with God, knowing that He’s very, very interested and go for a long walk. Share everything that’s been going on and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us, in the way that we should go. And that’s a very solitary, beautiful, devotional thing to do, spend the day with God and set up the second half of your year, that’s awesome, but it’s also really fun to be aware that no matter where we are, no matter how far out in the wilderness we think we are, enjoying beauty, our brothers and sisters all over the world are enjoying the beauty of God’s creation, at the same time. So, we put a post on the Facebook page at the…the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page, so that you can come back and share pictures, share stories, share videos from your journey. And that is, sort of like a double blessing. We go enjoy the day but then we can come back and look through all the different windows, into the different people’s lives that have participated and see the beauty of the earth, all on the same day, all over the world. So, make plans for that. That’s one week from today.

The other thing that’s going on right now, as we have announced, just a few days ago, our intention to return to the land of the Bible in 2023. So, we’ll be going back to Israel February 6 through the 19th of 2023. And going on another pilgrimage, through the land of the Bible, connecting the stories found in the Scriptures to the places that they happened and the profound change that comes from it. So, if that’s something that’s on your bucket list or something the you’ve been waiting for, now would be the time to check that out. You can check it out at dailyaudiobible.com, look for the initiatives section and you’ll find Israel, 2023 there. If you’re using the app, you can press the drawer icon in the upper left-hand corner and when the drawer opens up, you’ll find the initiatives section there, press that button and you’ll find Israel, 2023. Or you can go to dailyaudiobibleIsrael.com and that will get you there, as well. So, check that out. Very much anticipating and looking forward to seeing you. Well, the first time we’ll get to see each other would be on the Mediterranean Coast, right on the ocean, in the ancient Philistine city of Ashdod, as we prepare to begin our journey. So, we’ll look forward to seeing you there, you can check it out, well, you can check it out where I just said, so check it out.

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Prayer and Encouragements:

Good day, Daily Audio Bible family. It’s been a very long time. This is Pamela, the pastor’s wife/teacher, from Huntington, New York. Thank God, I’m still listening. It’s been, oh my goodness, at least 13 to 14 years. I’ve been reading through the Bible. I thank God for Pastor Brian and his lovely wife Jill and all of you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. I was just listening and I heard Clarabell, calling from United Kingdom, I believe. And your story touched me. I can relate to your story. I was able to conceive children, but I wasn’t able to hold them. I had an incompetent cervix. So, I had to have a procedure done every time I got pregnant and I would have to stay in bed the entire pregnancy. So, I understand your feeling and what you’re going through. I lost two children, prior to receiving, there’s three, that the Lord has blessed me. So, just be encouraged. I want you to know I’m praying for you. And I want to leave you with Psalm 113:9 - He gives the childless woman a family, making her a happy mother. Praise the Lord. Be blessed.

Hi, this is Victorious Soldier. I wanted to just pray for some of the DABers. I wanted to pray for LauraBell who has been, she and her husband have been trying to have the baby and vasectomy work through. I’m with you LauraBell, I believe in miracles and I’m praying that God work a miracle, just like He did with me. God blessed us with a child and I was almost in my forties. And God can do anything but fail. Gracious Father, I just ask You to have Your way Lord, in LauraBell’s life and those who are trying to receive, to have a baby, Lord, we just ask You to open up the womb. We just ask You to bless, we just ask You to open up the doors and bless with this precious baby. You have a precious baby who You have a purpose and a plan for their life and they need a precious parent that’ll love them and that will be there for them. And we just ask You to have Your way. We just ask You to have Your way and continue to do what You do because You’re a God that never changes and nothing is too hard for You. And Lord, we will give You the glory and the honor and the praise. And we want to also, want to pray for, someone who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s a brother who was diagnosed with Hopkins disease, we just ask You for a healing, Lord. We just ask You for Devine healing in his body, Lord, and we ask You to have Your way. In the name of Jesus. And the one who has Leukemia, we just ask You to heal. I know that nothing’s impossible for You. And we just ask You to have Your way. In Jesus name. Bless you DABers, bless China and bless Brian and all the people of God and bless our Long Walk Day, Lord. Bless it that it’ll be a blessing, that it be a day that we’ll remember for You and remember how You bless us on this 7th

Good morning, all, Daily Audio Bible friends and family. This is Theresa in Tampa, Florida. And I heard a prayer request today from Travis in Alberta, Canada, who is doing ministry. And Travis, you just touched my heart, today. I just want to give you words of encouragement. I really feel in my heart that God has great things for you. And just believe in yourself, know that God’s got you. God will make you do great things. Never doubt yourself, you are a true inspiration. You are doing the right thing. And you are going to achieve all of God’s goals for yourself. Have faith, never lose faith. Give it to God and you will do great things. God Bless you Travis.

Hi, DAB family, this is Jessica from California. Today, I’m calling in for Thomas. He called on the 28th podcast and I just know that he’s struggling with all these questions and all the different people telling him different things. And he’s afraid that if he gets off track that he’ll lose the job that God has for him. And that’s not true. That’s not true, Thomas. He who began a good work in you will continue it on until the day of Jesus Christ. And also, He wouldn’t have even begun the good work, if He didn’t call you to Him. And, yeah, maybe if you’re not ready, there could have been a potential work or a job that you could have done. But don’t think that God’s not working on you, every single day of your life. And he will find a new job for you, a more proper job or you know, you just gotta keep your eyes forward and keep looking to the future and trusting and believing God, that He has your best interest and He loves you with an everlasting love. I just wanted to encourage you, Thomas, to not be a doubting Thomas but be a believing, Thomas. And also, I love the name Thomas, that’s my father’s name and I just hope and pray and wish that you can find the joy of the Lord and you will continue on and get through this rough patch. And don’t be scared to love God, I mean, He’s the creator of the universe, He created you, He created everything. You should rest securely in His love and His all-powerful hands. In Jesus name. Talk to you later, Thomas. Have a good one. I believe in you. Take care.

Good morning, this is John Ransom from Budapest. And I wanted to respond to Thomas, Thomas who called in right after wonderful woman, wonderful sister in Christ, just gave him amazing, and all of us amazing advice and just wise counsel about running the race. Thomas, thanks for calling in. I wanted to share a poem that I wrote in a very difficult time, very similar to what you’re describing of uncertainty and just a lack of clarity, from 2003 and I hope it blesses you. It’s called victory.
This too is victory, muddled, fearful, tired, truthful, hoping,
Loving You, seeking You, unwilling to say no to the cross
Captured by such love, overwhelmed by such mercy
And understanding and compassion far greater than any hymns have yet revealed
Your loving eyes, see my heart, Your strong embrace breaks my fall
Your caress moves back my hair, as you say softly, shhhhhh
Rest in me. What counts is joy, my joy, is your strength
For you with your faith have overcome the world

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday June 30, 2022 (NIV)

2 Kings 17:1-18:12

Israel’s King Hoshea

17 In the twelfth year of Judah’s King Ahaz, Hoshea(A) son of Elah became king over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years. He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.(B)

King Shalmaneser(C) of Assyria attacked him,(D) and Hoshea became his vassal and paid him tribute. But the king of Assyria caught Hoshea in a conspiracy: He had sent envoys to So king of Egypt(E) and had not paid tribute to the king of Assyria as in previous years.[a] Therefore the king of Assyria arrested him and put him in prison. The king of Assyria invaded the whole land, marched up to Samaria, and besieged it for three years.(F)

The Fall of Samaria

In the ninth year of Hoshea,(G) the king of Assyria captured Samaria. He deported(H) the Israelites to Assyria and settled them in Halah, along the Habor (Gozan’s river), and in the cities of the Medes.(I)

Why Israel Fell

This disaster happened because the people of Israel sinned against the Lord their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt(J) and because they worshiped[b] other gods.(K) They lived according to the customs of the nations that the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites(L) and according to what the kings of Israel did.(M) The Israelites secretly did things[c] against the Lord their God that were not right. They built high places in all their towns from watchtower(N) to fortified city. 10 They set up for themselves sacred pillars(O) and Asherah poles(P) on every high hill and under every green tree.(Q) 11 They burned incense there on all the high places just like the nations that the Lord had driven out before them had done. They did evil things, angering the Lord. 12 They served idols, although the Lord had told them, “You must not do this.”(R) 13 Still, the Lord warned(S) Israel and Judah through every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commands and statutes according to the whole law I commanded your ancestors and sent to you through my servants the prophets.”(T)

14 But they would not listen. Instead they became obstinate like[d] their ancestors who did not believe the Lord their God.(U) 15 They rejected his statutes and his covenant he had made with their ancestors(V) and the warnings he had given them. They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves,(W) following the surrounding nations the Lord had commanded them not to imitate.(X)

16 They abandoned all the commands of the Lord their God. They made cast images(Y) for themselves, two calves, and an Asherah pole.(Z) They bowed in worship to all the stars in the sky(AA) and served Baal.(AB) 17 They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire[e](AC) and practiced divination and interpreted omens.(AD) They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the Lord’s sight and angered him.(AE)

18 Therefore, the Lord was very angry with Israel, and he removed them from his presence.(AF) Only the tribe of Judah remained.(AG) 19 Even Judah did not keep the commands of the Lord their God(AH) but lived according to the customs Israel had practiced.(AI) 20 So the Lord rejected all the descendants of Israel, punished them, and handed them over to plunderers until he had banished them from his presence.(AJ)

Summary of Israel’s History

21 When the Lord tore(AK) Israel from the house of David, Israel made Jeroboam son of Nebat king.(AL) Then Jeroboam led Israel away from following the Lord and caused them to commit grave sin. 22 The Israelites persisted in all the sins that Jeroboam committed and did not turn away from them.(AM) 23 Finally, the Lord removed Israel from his presence just as he had declared through all his servants the prophets. So Israel has been exiled to Assyria from their homeland to this very day.(AN)

Foreign Refugees in Israel

24 Then the king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and settled them in place of the Israelites in the cities of Samaria. The settlers took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities.(AO) 25 When they first lived there, they did not fear the Lord. So the Lord sent lions among them, which killed some of them.(AP) 26 The settlers said to the king of Assyria, “The nations that you have deported and placed in the cities of Samaria do not know the requirements of the god of the land. Therefore he has sent lions among them that are killing them because the people don’t know the requirements of the god of the land.”

27 Then the king of Assyria issued a command: “Send back one of the priests you deported.(AQ) Have him go and live there so he can teach them the requirements of the god of the land.” 28 So one of the priests they had deported came and lived in Bethel,(AR) and he began to teach them how they should fear the Lord.

29 But the people of each nation were still making their own gods in the cities where they lived and putting them in the shrines of the high places that the people of Samaria had made.(AS) 30 The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, 31 the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire(AT) to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32 They feared the Lord, but they also made from their ranks priests for the high places, who were working for them at the shrines of the high places.(AU) 33 They feared the Lord, but they also worshiped their own gods(AV) according to the practice of the nations from which they had been deported.

34 They are still observing the former practices to this day. None of them fear the Lord or observe the statutes and ordinances, the law and commandments that the Lord had commanded the descendants of Jacob, whom he had given the name Israel.(AW) 35 The Lord made a covenant with Jacob’s descendants and commanded them, “Do not fear other gods; do not bow in worship to them;(AX) do not serve them; do not sacrifice to them.(AY) 36 Instead fear the Lord, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power(AZ) and an outstretched arm.(BA) You are to bow down to him, and you are to sacrifice to him. 37 You are to be careful always(BB) to observe the statutes, the ordinances, the law, and the commandments he wrote for you; do not fear other gods. 38 Do not forget the covenant that I have made with you.(BC) Do not fear other gods, 39 but fear the Lord your God, and he will rescue you from all your enemies.”(BD)

40 However, these nations would not listen but continued observing their former practices. 41 They feared the Lord but also served their idols. Still today, their children and grandchildren continue doing as their ancestors did.(BE)

Judah’s King Hezekiah

18 In the third year of Israel’s King Hoshea(BF) son of Elah, Hezekiah(BG) son of Ahaz became king of Judah. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Abi[f] daughter of Zechariah. He did what was right in the Lord’s sight just as his ancestor David had done.(BH) He removed the high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles.(BI) He broke into pieces the bronze snake that Moses made,(BJ) for until then the Israelites were burning incense to it. It was called Nehushtan.[g]

Hezekiah relied on the Lord God of Israel;(BK) not one of the kings of Judah was like him, either before him or after him.(BL) He remained faithful to the Lord(BM) and did not turn from following him but kept the commands the Lord had commanded Moses.

The Lord was with him, and wherever he went he prospered.(BN) He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.(BO) He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its borders,(BP) from watchtower(BQ) to fortified city.

Review of Israel’s Fall

In the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Israel’s King Hoshea son of Elah, Assyria’s King Shalmaneser marched against Samaria and besieged it.(BR) 10 The Assyrians captured it at the end of three years. In the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Israel’s King Hoshea, Samaria was captured. 11 The king of Assyria deported the Israelites to Assyria and put them in Halah, along the Habor (Gozan’s river), and in the cities of the Medes,(BS) 12 because they did not listen to the Lord their God but violated his covenant—all he had commanded Moses the servant of the Lord. They did not listen, and they did not obey.(BT)


  1. 17:4 Lit as year by year
  2. 17:7 Lit feared
  3. 17:9 Or Israelites spoke words
  4. 17:14 Lit they stiffened their neck like the neck of
  5. 17:17 Lit They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire
  6. 18:2 = Abijah in 2Ch 29:1
  7. 18:4 = A Bronze Thing

Cross references:

  1. 17:1 : 2Kg 15:30
  2. 17:2 : 2Kg 15:24,28
  3. 17:3 : Hs 10:14
  4. 17:3 : 2Kg 18:9–12
  5. 17:4 : Is 31:1
  6. 17:5 : 2Kg 18:9–10; Hs 13:16
  7. 17:6 : Hs 1:4; 13:16
  8. 17:6 : Dt 28:64; 29:27–28
  9. 17:6 : 1Ch 5:26
  10. 17:7 : Jos 24:5–7
  11. 17:7 : Jdg 6:10
  12. 17:8 : Lv 18:3; Dt 18:9
  13. 17:8 : 2Kg 16:3; 17:19
  14. 17:9 : 2Kg 18:8
  15. 17:10 : Ex 23:24
  16. 17:10 : 1Kg 14:15,23; 15:13; 2Kg 18:4
  17. 17:10 : Dt 12:2
  18. 17:12 : Ex 20:4–5
  19. 17:13 : Neh 9:29–30
  20. 17:13 : 1Kg 9:6–9; 18:18–21
  21. 17:14 : Ex 32:9; 33:3; Nm 14:11
  22. 17:15 : Ex 24:6–8
  23. 17:15 : Jr 2:5; Rm 1:21–23
  24. 17:15 : Dt 12:30–31
  25. 17:16 : 1Kg 12:28
  26. 17:16 : 1Kg 14:15,23
  27. 17:16 : 2Kg 21:3
  28. 17:16 : 1Kg 16:31–33; Am 5:26; Zph 1:5
  29. 17:17 : 2Kg 16:3
  30. 17:17 : Lv 19:26; Dt 18:10–12; 2Kg 16:3
  31. 17:17 : 1Kg 21:20
  32. 17:18 : 2Kg 17:6
  33. 17:18 : 1Kg 11:13,32,36
  34. 17:19 : 1Kg 14:22–23
  35. 17:19 : 2Kg 16:3
  36. 17:20 : 2Kg 15:29; 17:6
  37. 17:21 : 1Kg 11:11,31
  38. 17:21 : 1Kg 12:20
  39. 17:21–22 : 1Kg 12:28–33
  40. 17:23 : 2Kg 17:6,13
  41. 17:24 : Ezr 4:10
  42. 17:25 : 1Kg 13:24
  43. 17:27 : 2Kg 17:6
  44. 17:28 : 1Kg 12:29,32–33
  45. 17:29 : 1Kg 12:31; 13:32
  46. 17:31 : 2Kg 17:17
  47. 17:32 : Jdg 17:5–13; 1Kg 12:31; 13:33
  48. 17:33 : Zph 1:5
  49. 17:34 : Gn 32:28; 35:10
  50. 17:35 : Ex 20:5; Dt 5:9; Jdg 6:10
  51. 17:35 : Dt 5:9
  52. 17:36 : Ex 14:15–30
  53. 17:36 : Ex 6:6; 9:15
  54. 17:37 : Dt 5:32
  55. 17:38 : Dt 4:23; 6:12
  56. 17:39 : Ex 23:22; Dt 20:1–4; 23:14
  57. 17:41 : 1Kg 18:21; Ezr 4:2; Mt 6:24
  58. 18:1 : 2Kg 17:1
  59. 18:1 : 2Ch 28:27
  60. 18:2–3 : 2Ch 29:1–2
  61. 18:4 : 2Kg 17:10; 18:22; 2Ch 31:1
  62. 18:4 : Nm 21:5–9
  63. 18:5 : 2Kg 19:10
  64. 18:5 : 1Kg 3:12; 2Kg 23:25
  65. 18:6 : Dt 10:20; Jos 23:8
  66. 18:7 : Gn 39:2–3; 1Sm 18:14
  67. 18:7 : 2Kg 16:7
  68. 18:8 : 2Ch 28:18; Is 14:29
  69. 18:8 : 2Kg 17:9
  70. 18:9 : 2Kg 17:3–7
  71. 18:10–11 : 2Kg 17:6; 1Ch 5:26
  72. 18:12 : 1Kg 9:6; 2Kg 17:7–18; Dn 9:6,10
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Acts 20

Paul in Macedonia

20 After the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, and after saying farewell, departed to go to Macedonia.(A) And when he had passed through those areas and offered them many words of encouragement, he came to Greece and stayed three months. The Jews plotted against him when he was about to set sail for Syria, and so he decided to go back through Macedonia.(B) He was accompanied[a] by Sopater son of Pyrrhus[b] from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy,(C) and Tychicus(D) and Trophimus(E) from the province of Asia. These men went on ahead and waited for us in Troas,(F) but we sailed away from Philippi after the Festival of Unleavened Bread.(G) In five days we reached them at Troas, where we spent seven days.

Eutychus Revived at Troas

On the first day of the week, we assembled to break bread.(H) Paul spoke to them, and since he was about to depart the next day, he kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the room upstairs where we were assembled, and a young man named Eutychus was sitting on a window sill and sank into a deep sleep as Paul kept on talking. When he was overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 But Paul went down, bent over him, embraced him, and said, “Don’t be alarmed, because he’s alive.”(I) 11 After going upstairs, breaking the bread, and eating, Paul talked a long time until dawn. Then he left. 12 They brought the boy home alive and were greatly comforted.

From Troas to Miletus

13 We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul on board, because these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land. 14 When he met us at Assos, we took him on board and went on to Mitylene. 15 Sailing from there, the next day we arrived off Chios. The following day we crossed over to Samos, and[c] the day after, we came to Miletus.(J) 16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, because he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, for the day of Pentecost.(K)

Farewell Address to the Ephesian Elders

17 Now from Miletus, he sent to Ephesus and summoned the elders of the church. 18 When they came to him, he said to them, “You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time,(L) 19 serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and during the trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews.(M) 20 You know that I did not hesitate to proclaim anything to you that was profitable and to teach you publicly and from house to house. 21 I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God(N) and faith in our Lord Jesus.(O)

22 “And now I am on my way to Jerusalem, compelled by the Spirit,[d] not knowing what I will encounter there,(P) 23 except that in every town the Holy Spirit warns me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.(Q) 24 But I consider my life of no value to myself; my purpose is to finish my course[e] and the ministry(R) I received from the Lord Jesus,(S) to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.

25 “And now I know that none of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will ever see me again. 26 Therefore I declare to you this day that I am innocent[f] of the blood of all of you,(T) 27 because I did not avoid declaring to you the whole plan of God.(U) 28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock(V) of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers,(W) to shepherd the church of God,[g] which he purchased with his own blood.(X) 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Men will rise up even from your own number and distort the truth to lure the disciples into following them.(Y) 31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for three years I never stopped warning each one of you with tears.(Z)

32 “And now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace,(AA) which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance(AB) among all who are sanctified. 33 I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.(AC) 34 You yourselves know that I worked with my own hands to support myself and those who are with me.(AD) 35 In every way I’ve shown you that it is necessary to help the weak by laboring like this and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, because he said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

36 After he said this, he knelt down and prayed with all of them.(AE) 37 There were many tears shed by everyone. They embraced Paul and kissed him, 38 grieving most of all over his statement that they would never see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.(AF)


  1. 20:4 Other mss add to Asia
  2. 20:4 Other mss omit son of Pyrrhus
  3. 20:15 Other mss add after staying at Trogyllium
  4. 20:22 Or in my spirit
  5. 20:24 Other mss add with joy
  6. 20:26 Lit clean
  7. 20:28 Some mss read church of the Lord; other mss read church of the Lord and God
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Psalm 148

Psalm 148

Creation’s Praise of the Lord

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights.(A)
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly armies.(B)
Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.(C)
Praise him, highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens.(D)
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for he commanded, and they were created.(E)
He set them in position forever and ever;
he gave an order that will never pass away.(F)

Praise the Lord from the earth,
all sea monsters and ocean depths,(G)
lightning[a] and hail, snow and cloud,
stormy wind that executes his command,(H)
mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,(I)
10 wild animals and all cattle,
creatures that crawl and flying birds,(J)
11 kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all judges of the earth,(K)
12 young men as well as young women,
old and young together.(L)
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted.
His majesty covers heaven and earth.(M)
14 He has raised up a horn for his people,
resulting in praise to all his faithful ones,
to the Israelites, the people close to him.(N)


  1. 148:8 Or fire
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Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool’s lips lead to strife,
and his mouth provokes a beating.(A)

A fool’s mouth is his devastation,
and his lips are a trap for his life.(B)

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06/29/2022 DAB Transcript

2 Kings 15:1-16:20, Acts 19:13-41, Psalms 147:1-20, Proverbs 18:4-5

Today is the 29th day of the month of June welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today, today and every day as we gather around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward together. And of course that next step leads us…well…to where our previous step ended and that is in the book of second Kings where we keep watching this kind of steady decline. There are generations of kings who do evil in the sight of the Lord and there’s a king that comes along and does what is right in the eyes of the Lord and then there’s another king that does evil in the eyes of the Lord for several generations. And it seems like there are more kings who led the people away into idolatry than those who restored people’s hearts to God. But let’s pick up the story. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Second Kings, chapters 15 and 16.


We had a pretty interesting story that we encountered in the book of Acts, and within that story is a profound lesson that we must all become aware of and that is basically this. Is their power in the name of Jesus? And probably the majority of us would say, of course, there’s power in the name of Jesus, but is there power in the name of Jesus without Jesus? Like is there power in the name itself without the person of Jesus? In other words, can the name of Jesus be used indiscriminately for anything by anyone to make commands and demands or to assume some sort of authority? So, basically what we saw today is that the name of Jesus in the mouths of people who knew Jesus had authority to get things done including casting out evil spirits. And, so, some Jewish people who were practiced in exorcisms known as the Sons of Siva decided to use the name of Jesus to cast away an evil spirit. And, so, they used the name of Jesus to cast away this evil spirit. Evil spirit be gone in the name of Jesus and the evil spirit didn’t go anywhere. Instead, it made a couple of declarations and then asked a question. The declarations were, Jesus I know, and I’ve heard of Paul but then the question was, but who are you? And then the spirit within this person leapt upon them and beat them up and then tore off their clothes. And they ran away naked. So, is there power in the name of Jesus without Jesus? It’s kind of a striking lesson because the name of Jesus gets used for all kinds of purposes, whether that be to curse something or to bless something. But it seems like just reciting the name as some sort of incantation doesn’t really work. Jesus needs to be there, and Jesus indwells His followers, but He does not seem to allow his name to be used as some sort of magic. So, those who offer themselves and surrender to Jesus and move about this world as a living sacrifice to move about this world in order to be available to Jim and His work in this world, Jesus is present. But for those who want to fake it, who want all of the benefits and authority that Jesus brings, but do not know Jesus simply want to use His name. And really, is there any other name to name drop, right? To act as if you are a certain way, that doesn’t work. There is power and authority in the name of Jesus nut not without Jesus. As the story goes in the book of Acts, after this happened and those seven sons of Siva Arana way bruised and broken and naked, reverence found all around the name of Jesus. Many people who were trying to find authority in other ways, and spirituality among other gods decided to turn to the power of Jesus within them and got rid of all of the things that they were doing and all of the materials that gave them instruction in how to do it and burned it all. There is power in the name of Jesus, you just don’t get to walk in that power without Jesus because it’s not our power to wield. We are simply the vessel for the power to flow through to go about doing what Jesus wants to do in this world. It’s not us that gets to walk around like some superhuman just making commands about things that will make our lives easier. We become a vessel for Jesus to do what he wants to do through us. It’s a big difference and something to ponder today.


Holy Spirit, we invite You into that. Is our relationship with You in name only? Ah…that’s a hard question. We want nothing like that to be true of us. We want to know You more and more and more each and every day as we draw near and walk with You in fellowship and companionship and in service. Holy Spirit come and Help us to become aware that we are a vessel for Your power to do Your work in this world. You haven’t given us power so that we can go around and do what we want. We are here is Your servants. Holy Spirit, come. Help us to ponder this today and help it to settle into our Spirits changing the way that we look at just about everything. We pray this in the precious name of Jesus our Savior. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com, that is home base. The other homebase is the Daily Audio Bible app which you can download from your app store, whatever app store is connected to your phone or tablet. And that’s where you find out what’s going on around here. And there are a couple of things going on that are sizable things.

First, being the 7th of July which is a week from tomorrow and that is the Daily Audio Bible long walk, our own little Global Campfire holiday. A day that we set aside in the center of the year to do what it sounds like, go for a long walk. And we’re going for a long walk with God and we’re resetting for the second half of the year. And, so, we go somewhere beautiful, wherever that may be. Whether it’s down the street, or whether we get in the car and drive for hours somewhere meaningful, somewhere beautiful. We go and enjoy a day. No interruptions, no agenda other than to just be with God and pour out our hearts, say everything that we haven’t had time to say, everything that we need to say, catch up on everything that’s going on and allow for space, silence for God to respond into our hearts and give us the comfort that we so desperately need right now and bring us confidence to keep stepping forward, knowing that our steps are going somewhere and that somewhere is good. So, it’s a very solitary, very wonderful thing to experience, but it’s something that we’ll be doing all over the world all at the same time. And, so, we put a post on our Facebook page which…which is facebook.com/dailyaudiobible. We put a post there for the long walk. And wherever it is that you go, like I said, whether it’s down the street or across the field to a creek or whether you drive somewhere that you just love, you probably have your phone with you. The trick will be to stay off the phone during the day but you’ll probably want to commemorate your time, take some pictures of things that you saw that you’ll want to remember. And you can post a picture or a video in that post for the long walk. And all the sudden we have all kinds of windows all over the country all over the world enjoying the beauty of what the day looked like all over the world and getting that sense of connection of something that we’ve done together. And, so, make plans for that. That’s the long walk. The seventh day of July, one week from tomorrow.

The other thing that we’ve got going on is Israel 2023. Just a couple of days ago I spent some time telling the story of how we got to this point where it looks like it’s time to return to the land of the Bible and do another pilgrimage at least one more pilgrimage through the land of the Bible and root ourselves in the soil where the Bible happened. And it’s something that continues to grow inside of me in excitement about it. Looking forward to seeing some of these places again. Looking forward to seeing them with you and watching as…as we really make the connections between the text of the Scripture and the places where those things happened. It is a remarkable experience that changes us, really changes the way we look at the Bible and changes the way we should look at just about everything, giving us the opportunity to kinda reflect on the priorities of our lives. And, so, that’s coming up next year, February 6th through the 19th and you are invited. And you can check it out dailyaudiobible.com. When you get to the website, you’ll see a navigation at the top and look for Initiatives. If you click the Initiatives tab you’ll see Israel 2023 in there. If you are using the app, just push the Drawer icon in the upper left-hand corner and that’ll open up a drawer and you’ll find initiatives in there. And if you press the button you’ll find Israel 2023 in there or you just go to dailyaudiobibleisrael.com and that will get you there as well. So, check that out and we’ll look forward to that in the coming months.

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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 good morning DAB family this is Joel out in Texas I’m a first-time caller but have been listening for a little while. Thank you so much Brian for this ministry and thank you brothers and sisters for your prayers and encouragement to me. On June 26th I heard Travis call in from beautiful Alberta Canada asking for prayer as he was going back to school to be a pastor and really struggles with whether or not he has the mental bandwidth to do it and also the fact that he is older. Well Travis you spoke to me because I’m in that same boat. I am going back to school to pursue ministry, a different kind but something that I do not feel smart enough to do. I have a large family and I’m definitely a lot older and it’s a struggle. A matter of fact, in a couple days I have to take a test which I must pass, and I feel like I can’t. So, I’m gonna pray for you and our other brothers and sisters. Heavenly Father we just thank You God that You are in control and that You love us and that You have a plan for our lives and that You use us to accomplish Your mission. And Father as Travis has asked for prayer I pray that You would make him wise as we ask for wisdom, the same for myself in our age that You would give us strength, that we would run and not be weary in all our studies and trying to live life at the same time. And Father I just lift up all our brothers and sisters here on DAB who…some are seeking You for health, some are seeking You for finances, some are seeking You for their perspective on life because maybe they’re discouraged. And Father I pray that we would all hope and You that we would soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow weary. We love You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Hey DAB family this is Travis from Alberta Canada calling and I…I’d just been listening to today's…today’s podcast and it’s the 26th and the past week I’ve just been hearing a lot of people just been dealing with…with mental health and, you know, I myself struggled with it for many years. My struggles with it started probably back when I was eight years old. Struggled with anxiety and depression and used to have five to six panic attacks a day. I’m really thankful that that’s not the case anymore. But I just…there’s this quote by Charles Spurgeon that I always love, and it always really helps me when I’m going through depression and it…it says this. Beloved, I find myself frequently depressed perhaps more so than any other person here and I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart and seek to realize how fresh the power of the fresh speaking blood of Jesus in his infinite love and dying upon the cross to put a wall way all my transgressions. Beloved if there’s anyone out there today that are…is dealing with…with depression, with anxiety just know that you are loved and praying for you all. God bless you family.

Hey guys this is Jonathan from Denver. It is Sunday June 26th and I just listened to today’s episode and heard a prayer from Travis from Canada. You’re training to be a pastor which is amazing. You’re feeling some worries about inadequacy about not being smart enough about having started too late and I just wanted to encourage you and say that all of the people that Christ chose to do his work were the most unlikely. They were not seasoned veterans of preaching or anything. They were fishermen, everyday working people and he chose the young and the old to do his work, people who had already had careers doing other things. Heck he even chose Paul who add a career actively opposing the one that he ended up following through on for Christ. So, just know that I’m praying that Christ will give you the power to study rigorously and study well and to learn. And I also am praying that He would multiply the work that you do and use it for the movement of the Holy Spirit in people around you. And just know that He’s taking care of you and He will do great things through you not by anything you do but your faith in Christ. Thank you. Praying for you.

Good evening DAB members. Today is June 26th. Tis the last Sunday in the month of June and I look back to the beginning of this month and where we had no idea what was going to happen. Well, here we are spending the last Sunday of June by His grace and mercy. The Lord has been good. He has kept us all alive. Even though we’ve had difficulties along the way our God has not left any of us unattended too. He wakes us up every morning. He provides for us. He protects us. He’s constantly watching over us and making sure that we do not walk on troubled waters. He allows us to breath fresh good air. He continues to allow us to put food on the table. He covers us the precious blood of His only son Jesus Christ. And when we bring all of our needs before Him, our prayers, He looks at them and He gives us answers to them. All he wants us to do is to show gratitude for everything that He continues to do for us by waking us up every morning, allowing us to have a busy day, sometimes challenging days, but working through us He never leaves us or forsakes us. We have to thank Him again once more for the joy of the salvation that He’s given to us which we cannot buy with money. That’s salvation was paid for with the precious blood of Jesus. So, I thank Him on behalf of all my DAB brothers and sisters, all DAB families, all DAB marriages, all those who are going through difficult times. May His name be praised forever and ever. Amen.

Hey this is for Brian from Florida. This is Nate and North Carolina. Hey man I just wanted to lift you up and offer some encouragement. A couple years ago I was traveling full time for work. I was home rarely and when I was home it was after a long, long period of time without being home, without being near my kids and my wife and it was really, really hard. And it was hard on the family, and it just wasn’t good. The money was great. The experiences and the travel and seeing everything and building the team was great. I loved it and if I were at a single man, I would still be doing it. But I took a pay cut and am working locally doing similar work. It pays a lot less, has a lot less benefits. But it’s ultimately worth it because I’m spending time with my kids, spending time with my wife. I’m investing…investing in my house. And, you know, I don’t know. I’m not God but it was the right move for me, and it might be the right move for you. It can’t be a bad thing. I hope this helps you. Later.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday June 29, 2022 (NIV)

2 Kings 15-16

Judah’s King Azariah

15 In the twenty-seventh year of Israel’s King Jeroboam, Azariah[a](A) son of Amaziah became king of Judah.(B) He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jecoliah; she was from Jerusalem. Azariah did what was right in the Lord’s sight(C) just as his father Amaziah had done. Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.(D)

The Lord afflicted the king, and he had a serious skin disease until the day of his death.(E) He lived in quarantine,[b](F) while Jotham,(G) the king’s son, was over the household governing the people of the land.(H)

The rest of the events of Azariah’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.(I) Azariah rested with his ancestors and was buried with his ancestors in the city of David. His son Jotham became king in his place.(J)

Israel’s King Zechariah

In the thirty-eighth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Zechariah(K) son of Jeroboam reigned over Israel in Samaria for six months. He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight as his predecessors had done.(L) He did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.(M)

10 Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah. He struck him down publicly,[c] killed him, and became king in his place.(N) 11 As for the rest of the events of Zechariah’s reign, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.(O) 12 The word of the Lord that he spoke to Jehu was, “Four generations of your sons will sit on the throne of Israel,”(P) and it was so.

Israel’s King Shallum

13 In the thirty-ninth year of Judah’s King Uzziah,[d] Shallum son of Jabesh became king; he reigned in Samaria(Q) a full month. 14 Then Menahem son of Gadi came up from Tirzah(R) to Samaria and struck down Shallum son of Jabesh there. He killed him and became king in his place. 15 As for the rest of the events of Shallum’s reign, along with the conspiracy that he formed, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

Israel’s King Menahem

16 At that time, starting from Tirzah, Menahem attacked Tiphsah,(S) all who were in it, and its territory because they wouldn’t surrender.(T) He ripped open all the pregnant women.(U)

17 In the thirty-ninth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Menahem son of Gadi became king over Israel, and he reigned ten years in Samaria. 18 He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. Throughout his reign, he did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.(V)

19 King Pul[e](W) of Assyria invaded the land, so Menahem gave Pul seventy-five thousand pounds[f] of silver so that Pul would support him to strengthen his grasp on the kingdom.(X) 20 Then Menahem exacted twenty ounces[g] of silver from each of the prominent men of Israel to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and did not stay there in the land.(Y)

21 The rest of the events of Menahem’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings. 22 Menahem rested with his ancestors, and his son Pekahiah became king in his place.(Z)

Israel’s King Pekahiah

23 In the fiftieth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Pekahiah son of Menahem became king over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned two years. 24 He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight and did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.(AA)

25 Then his officer, Pekah(AB) son of Remaliah, conspired against him(AC) and struck him down in Samaria at the citadel of the king’s palace(AD)—with Argob and Arieh.[h] There were fifty Gileadite men with Pekah. He killed Pekahiah and became king in his place.

26 As for the rest of the events of Pekahiah’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

Israel’s King Pekah

27 In the fifty-second year of Judah’s King Azariah, Pekah son of Remaliah became king over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned twenty years. 28 He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.

29 In the days of King Pekah of Israel, King Tiglath-pileser(AE) of Assyria came and captured Ijon,(AF) Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee—all the land of Naphtali(AG)—and deported the people to Assyria.(AH)

30 Then Hoshea(AI) son of Elah organized a conspiracy against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked him, killed him,(AJ) and became king in his place in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.

31 As for the rest of the events of Pekah’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

Judah’s King Jotham

32 In the second year of Israel’s King Pekah son of Remaliah, Jotham(AK) son of Uzziah became king of Judah. 33 He was twenty-five years old when he became king,(AL) and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. 34 He did what was right in the Lord’s sight just as his father Uzziah had done.(AM) 35 Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

Jotham built the Upper Gate of the Lord’s temple.(AN) 36 The rest(AO) of the events of Jotham’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.(AP) 37 In those days the Lord began sending Aram’s King Rezin and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.(AQ) 38 Jotham rested with his ancestors and was buried with his ancestors in the city of his ancestor David.(AR) His son Ahaz became king in his place.

Judah’s King Ahaz

16 In the seventeenth year of Pekah son of Remaliah,(AS) Ahaz(AT) son of Jotham became king of Judah. Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord his God like his ancestor David(AU) but walked in the ways of the kings of Israel.(AV) He even sacrificed his son in the fire,[i] imitating the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.(AW) He sacrificed and burned incense(AX) on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.(AY)

Then(AZ) Aram’s King Rezin and Israel’s King Pekah son of Remaliah came to wage war against Jerusalem. They besieged Ahaz but were not able to conquer him.(BA) At that time Aram’s King Rezin recovered Elath for Aram and expelled the Judahites from Elath.(BB) Then the Arameans came to Elath, and they still live there today.(BC)

So Ahaz sent messengers(BD) to King Tiglath-pileser(BE) of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and your son. March up and save me from the grasp of the king of Aram and of the king of Israel, who are rising up against me.” Ahaz also took the silver and gold found in the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the king’s palace and sent them to the king of Assyria as a bribe.(BF) So the king of Assyria listened to him(BG) and marched up to Damascus and captured it.(BH) He deported its people to Kir(BI) but put Rezin to death.

Ahaz’s Idolatry

10 King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet King Tiglath-pileser(BJ) of Assyria. When he saw the altar that was in Damascus, King Ahaz sent a model of the altar and complete plans for its construction to the priest Uriah.(BK) 11 Uriah built the altar according to all the instructions King Ahaz sent from Damascus. Therefore, by the time King Ahaz came back from Damascus, the priest Uriah had completed it. 12 When the king came back from Damascus, he saw the altar. Then he approached the altar(BL) and ascended it.[j] 13 He offered his burnt offering(BM) and his grain offering, poured out his drink offering, and splattered the blood of his fellowship offerings(BN) on the altar. 14 He took the bronze altar(BO) that was before the Lord in front of the temple between his altar and the Lord’s temple, and put it on the north side of his altar.

15 Then King Ahaz commanded the priest Uriah, “Offer on the great altar the morning burnt offering, the evening grain offering, and the king’s burnt offering and his grain offering. Also offer the burnt offering of all the people of the land, their grain offering, and their drink offerings. Splatter on the altar all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of sacrifice. The bronze altar will be for me to seek guidance.”[k] 16 The priest Uriah did everything King Ahaz commanded.

17 Then King Ahaz cut off the frames of the water carts[l](BP) and removed the bronze basin from each of them. He took the basin[m](BQ) from the bronze oxen that were under it and put it on a stone pavement. 18 To satisfy the king of Assyria, he removed from the Lord’s temple the Sabbath canopy they had built in the palace, and he closed the outer entrance for the king.

Ahaz’s Death

19 The rest(BR) of the events of Ahaz’s reign, along with his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.(BS) 20 Ahaz rested with his ancestors(BT) and was buried with his ancestors in the city of David, and his son Hezekiah became king in his place.


  1. 15:1 = Uzziah in 2Ch 26:3
  2. 15:5 Lit in a house of exemption from duty
  3. 15:10 Some LXX mss read down at Ibleam; Hb uncertain
  4. 15:13 = Azariah, also in vv. 30,32,34
  5. 15:19 = Tiglath-pileser
  6. 15:19 Lit 1,000 talents
  7. 15:20 Lit 50 shekels
  8. 15:25 Hb obscure
  9. 16:3 Lit even made his son pass through the fire
  10. 16:12 Or and offered on it:
  11. 16:15 Hb obscure
  12. 16:17 Lit the stands
  13. 16:17 Lit sea

Cross references:

  1. 15:1 : 2Kg 14:21
  2. 15:1–3 : 2Ch 26:3–5
  3. 15:3 : 1Kg 14:8
  4. 15:4 : 2Kg 14:3–4
  5. 15:5 : 2Ch 26:16–21
  6. 15:5 : Lv 13:46
  7. 15:5 : 2Kg 15:32; 2Ch 27:1; Mc 1:1
  8. 15:5 : 2Ch 26:16–21
  9. 15:6 : 2Kg 14:18
  10. 15:6–7 : 2Ch 26:22–23
  11. 15:8 : 2Kg 14:29
  12. 15:9 : 2Kg 14:24
  13. 15:9 : 1Kg 12:28–33; 13:33–34
  14. 15:10 : 2Kg 12:20
  15. 15:11 : 2Kg 13:8
  16. 15:12 : 2Kg 10:30
  17. 15:13 : 1Kg 16:24
  18. 15:14 : 1Kg 14:17
  19. 15:16 : 1Kg 4:24
  20. 15:16 : Dt 20:11
  21. 15:16 : 2Kg 8:12; Hs 13:16; Am 1:13
  22. 15:18 : 1Kg 12:28–33; 15:26
  23. 15:19 : 1Ch 5:25–26
  24. 15:19 : 2Kg 14:5
  25. 15:20 : 2Kg 12:18
  26. 15:22 : 2Kg 14:29
  27. 15:24 : 1Kg 12:28–33
  28. 15:25 : 2Ch 28:6
  29. 15:25 : 2Kg 12:20
  30. 15:25 : 1Kg 16:8
  31. 15:29 : 1Ch 5:6,26
  32. 15:29 : 1Kg 15:29
  33. 15:29 : Jos 19:32–39
  34. 15:29 : 2Kg 17:6
  35. 15:30 : 2Kg 17:1
  36. 15:30 : 2Kg 12:20
  37. 15:32 : 2Kg 15:5,7
  38. 15:33–35 : 2Ch 27:1–3
  39. 15:34–35 : 2Kg 15:3–4
  40. 15:35 : 2Ch 27:3
  41. 15:36–38 : 2Ch 27:7–9
  42. 15:36 : 2Kg 14:18
  43. 15:37 : 2Kg 16:5; Is 7:1
  44. 15:38 : 2Kg 15:7
  45. 16:1–4 : 2Ch 28:1–4
  46. 16:1 : Is 1:1; 7:1
  47. 16:2 : 1Kg 14:8
  48. 16:3 : 2Kg 17:9–10
  49. 16:3 : Dt 18:10; 2Kg 21:6; 2Ch 33:6
  50. 16:4 : 1Kg 22:17
  51. 16:4 : Dt 12:2
  52. 16:5–6 : 2Ch 28:5–6; Is 7:1–9
  53. 16:5 : 2Kg 15:37; Is 7:1
  54. 16:6 : 1Kg 9:26
  55. 16:6 : 2Ch 26:2
  56. 16:7 : 2Ch 28:16
  57. 16:7 : 2Kg 15:29; 1Ch 5:26
  58. 16:8 : 1Kg 15:19; 2Kg 12:17–18; 18:15
  59. 16:9 : 2Ch 28:21
  60. 16:9 : Am 1:3–5
  61. 16:9 : Is 22:6; Am 9:7
  62. 16:10 : 2Kg 15:29
  63. 16:10 : Is 8:2
  64. 16:12 : 2Ch 26:16
  65. 16:13 : Ex 29:40
  66. 16:13 : Lv 7:11–21
  67. 16:14 : Ex 40:24
  68. 16:17 : 1Kg 7:27–28
  69. 16:17 : 1Kg 7:23–25
  70. 16:19–20 : 2Ch 28:26–27
  71. 16:19 : 2Kg 15:36
  72. 16:20 : Is 14:28
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Acts 19:13-41

13 Now some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists also attempted to pronounce the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I command you by the Jesus that Paul preaches!” (A) 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish high priest, were doing this. 15 The evil spirit answered them, “I know Jesus, and I recognize Paul—but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them, overpowered them all, and prevailed against them, so that they ran out of that house naked and wounded. 17 When this became known to everyone who lived in Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks, they became afraid, and the name of the Lord Jesus(B) was held in high esteem.(C)

18 And many who had become believers came confessing and disclosing their practices, 19 while many of those who had practiced magic(D) collected their books and burned them in front of everyone. So they calculated their value and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread and prevailed.(E)

The Riot in Ephesus

21 After these events, Paul resolved by the Spirit[a] to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem. “After I’ve been there,” he said, “It is necessary for me to see Rome as well.”(F) 22 After sending to Macedonia two of those who assisted him, Timothy and Erastus,(G) he himself stayed in Asia for a while.(H)

23 About that time there was a major disturbance about the Way.(I) 24 For a person named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines of Artemis, provided a great deal of business for the craftsmen. 25 When he had assembled them, as well as the workers engaged in this type of business, he said, “Men, you know that our prosperity is derived from this business. 26 You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this man Paul has persuaded and misled a considerable number of people by saying that gods made by hand are not gods.(J) 27 Not only do we run a risk that our business may be discredited, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be despised and her magnificence come to the verge of ruin—the very one all of Asia and the world worship.”

28 When they had heard this, they were filled with rage and began to cry out, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” 29 So the city was filled with confusion, and they rushed all together into the amphitheater, dragging along Gaius(K) and Aristarchus,(L) Macedonians who were Paul’s traveling companions. 30 Although Paul wanted to go in before the people, the disciples did not let him. 31 Even some of the provincial officials of Asia, who were his friends, sent word to him, pleading with him not to venture[b] into the amphitheater. 32 Some were shouting one thing and some another,(M) because the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together. 33 Some Jews in the crowd gave instructions to Alexander[c] after they pushed him to the front. Motioning with his hand, Alexander wanted to make his defense to the people.(N) 34 But when they recognized that he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

35 When the city clerk had calmed the crowd down, he said, “People of Ephesus! What person is there who doesn’t know that the city of the Ephesians is the temple guardian of the great[d] Artemis, and of the image that fell from heaven? 36 Therefore, since these things are undeniable, you must keep calm and not do anything rash. 37 For you have brought these men here who are not temple robbers or blasphemers of our[e] goddess. 38 So if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a case against anyone, the courts are in session, and there are proconsuls. Let them bring charges against one another.(O) 39 But if you seek anything further, it must be decided in a legal assembly. 40 In fact, we run a risk of being charged with rioting(P) for what happened today, since there is no justification that we can give as a reason for this disturbance.” 41 After saying this, he dismissed the assembly.


  1. 19:21 Or in his spirit
  2. 19:31 Lit not to give himself
  3. 19:33 Or thought it was about Alexander
  4. 19:35 Other mss add goddess
  5. 19:37 Other mss read your
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Psalm 147

Psalm 147

God Restores Jerusalem

How good it is to sing to our God,
for praise is pleasant and lovely.(A)

The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;(B)
he gathers Israel’s exiled people.(C)
He heals the brokenhearted
and bandages their wounds.(D)
He counts the number of the stars;
he gives names to all of them.(E)
Our Lord is great, vast in power;
his understanding is infinite.[a](F)
The Lord helps the oppressed
but brings the wicked to the ground.(G)

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
play the lyre to our God,(H)
who covers the sky with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
and causes grass to grow on the hills.(I)
He provides the animals with their food,
and the young ravens what they cry for.(J)

10 He is not impressed by the strength of a horse;
he does not value the power of a warrior.[b](K)
11 The Lord values those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his faithful love.(L)

12 Exalt the Lord, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion!(M)
13 For he strengthens the bars of your city gates
and blesses your children within you.(N)
14 He endows your territory with prosperity;[c](O)
he satisfies you with the finest wheat.(P)

15 He sends his command throughout the earth;
his word runs swiftly.(Q)
16 He spreads snow like wool;
he scatters frost like ashes;(R)
17 he throws his hailstones like crumbs.
Who can withstand his cold?(S)
18 He sends his word and melts them;
he unleashes his winds,[d] and the water flows.(T)

19 He declares his word to Jacob,
his statutes and judgments to Israel.(U)
20 He has not done this for every nation;
they do not know his judgments.(V)


  1. 147:5 Lit understanding has no number
  2. 147:10 Lit the legs of the man
  3. 147:14 Or peace
  4. 147:18 Or breath
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Proverbs 18:4-5

The words of a person’s mouth are deep waters,(A)
a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom.[a]

It is not good to show partiality to the guilty,(B)
denying an innocent person justice.(C)


  1. 18:4 Or waters; a fountain of wisdom is a flowing river
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6/28/2022 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 28th day of June, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is awesome to be here with you today as we gather around the Global Campfire and let everything go, let it all go, for these few minutes. This is an oasis that we create together, each and every day. And so, when we come around the Global Campfire, we can let it all go and just let the Scriptures speak into our lives. And so, let’s do exactly that’s and pick up the story right where we left off. So that takes us back into the book of second Kings. We are certainly learning of Israel’s kings, which is the northern kingdom and Judah’s kings, which is the southern kingdom. So, today, second Kings chapters 13 and 14.


Okay, a couple of small things just pay attention to, as we continue our journey forward day-by-day, step-by-step. In the book of second Kings today, with very little fanfare, we said goodbye to the prophet Elisha, who had such a monumental prophetic voice in the land, as he had been mentored by Elijah, who also had a very prominent prophetic voice in the land. And so, it’s almost like, shouldn’t we see like more drama involved but when these people pass away, it’s just like, and they died. That’s what happened today, we bid farewell to Elisha. And as we move forward, he becomes part of history, as we continue with the journey.

In the book of Acts, we should just take note, Paul is still traveling around but he has now begun what is his third missionary journey. And, this, this missionary journey ends very counterintuitively and interestingly. As we will certainly see as the days go by. Paul is embarked on his third trip to share the Gospel and the different regions of the Roman Empire.

Now let’s talk about us, let’s talk about what the Proverbs had to say to us. Let’s think about it for second, are we opinionated or do we withhold our tongue and try to give our opinion when we feel like we actually have something to say? We can be both of those things, depending on what’s going on. But we probably know people, maybe we are that person, but we probably know people that seem to think that they were born to offer their opinion about everything. In fact, if we think this isn’t true just surf social media for two minutes and we can find that, everybody seems to think that they need to share their opinion about everything, as if the world is holding its breath for that post. Or we find ourselves in a group of friends, we have that friend that just has something to say about everything from politics to parenting, even though they may not have any children and have zero experience with public office. Or maybe it’s a member in our family. And so, every holiday when families gathering is like the eye roll, you have to sit through several hours of getting lectured from somebody who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Or like I said, maybe it’s us, maybe we’re that person. Proverbs has a sentence of advice in that regard. A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions. In other words, the person isn’t involved in the conversation to seek understanding or knowledge, the person is there to hear themselves talk. And that’s how they are. They live to hear themselves talk. Proverbs says that that person is a fool, a fool. Like, if that’s how we’re behaving then the Bible is telling us, that it’s foolish. Right, but it’s being more direct than that, it’s saying the person who only wants to show off their opinions and have no desire for understanding, is a fool. And let’s not shoot the messenger here. It’s not me that is calling anyone a fool. It’s the Bible. And it says so much in one little wisdom sentence. So, it’s like not so much to absorb that we can’t remember how it goes. It’s one sentence, a fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions. That’s something that’s bite-size enough for us to remember. That’s something to carry around in our pocket as we’re dialoguing and maybe getting beyond dialoguing and getting into the zone, where we’re, we’re we’re, pretty much just running our mouth. We should remember this. It’s in the Scriptures, it’s in the book of wisdom, this is wisdom. And if there ever was a time for wisdom in the world, it would be now. And so, may we heed the voice of wisdom into our lives today and pay attention to what we’re saying.


And so, Father, we invite You into that. The truth is that, we can say tremendously comforting, uplifting and encouraging things, and we do, but we can also say things that destroy and tear down. And we can also just keep a running commentary going on everything, offering our opinion on everything, without in any way, desiring understanding, but rather just kind of hear ourselves talking. And we’ve all done these kinds of things. And so, we can’t just point to a people group who are just foolish. We have played the fool in all of this, as well. So, we need the guidance of Your Holy Spirit, as we begin to hear ourselves, pay attention to what we’re saying, hear ourselves saying what we do and watching how that lands on someone, rather than just simply letting them talk, so we can think of the next thing. Our speech is so powerful that it has the power of life and death. That’s something that we learn from the Scriptures, it’s words that ignite actions. So, we need to pay attention to this. It is Your opinion that we seek not our own. It is Your opinion, that is wise. It is Your opinion that matters and not our own. Come, Holy Spirit and help us in this area, we pray, in the mighty name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base, that’s where you find out what’s going on around here and there are well, there are things going on around here right now. But before I get ahead of myself, the Daily Audio Bible app, can work like the website and show you what is going on around you. You just push the drawer icon in the upper left-hand corner and the Daily Audio Bible app can be downloaded from whatever app store is connected to your smart device, so check that out.

There are a few things going on. So, one week from this Thursday, which is the 30th day of this month, so the last day of this month is one week from our Daily Audio Bible holiday that we share every seventh of July. And that is the Daily Audio Bible Long Walk, a day that we set aside on our calendar, mark it on our calendar, clear our schedule on the calendar and go be with God. It’s like that simple. It might sound like, I don’t know but just try, go somewhere beautiful whether near or far. Go out into the beauty of God’s creation and realize how much He is loving us, everywhere we look His magnificence, hear the life that is happening all around you in the trees, with the birds and the squirrels and the rabbits and all of this stuff, that’s happening all around us. And go for a long walk. The kind walk where you don’t have interrupted time, like the kind walk where you can have a long talk and say all the things that are in your heart. This is the center of the year that we’re moving through here. So, this seventh day of July, that has been our own little Daily Audio Bible holiday for all of these years has been a reset. The opportunity to reflect on where we’ve come from in the previous part of this year and where we’re going in the second half of the year. And to reprioritize and just regroup, the kind of stuff that we do as we go into a new year. We’re halfway through. Let’s consider and invite God to show us what the second half of our year is supposed to look like and enjoy the time, the restorative nature of just unplugging and slowing things down and enjoying beauty and enjoying the presence of God for a day. It’s remarkable the dividends that get paid off spiritually in our lives. And so, that is coming up on the 7th of July, make plans for that. It is obviously something that we do by ourselves, we go out and spend the day with God. But it’s something that we do together, because we’re doing it at the same time all over the world. So, we will post a Daily Audio Bible Long Walk 2022 post on the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page. And you can send pictures or videos or whatever from your Long Walk and all of a sudden, all of us get to share. We get to open up these windows and take a little second Long Walk, a little virtual Long Walk as we look through the windows and see the beauty of the earth, all over the earth, all on the same day. I love it. Looking forward to it, so put that on your calendar. That’s the 7th of July.

The other thing that’s going on is what we talked about yesterday, and that is the intention to return to the land of the Bible for a Daily Audio Bible pilgrimage, through the land of the Bible in February of next year, February 6th through the 19th. And you can check out all of the details about that forthcoming trip. There are a couple ways to access the page, go to dailyaudiobible.com, look for initiatives and in the initiatives section, you’ll find Israel 2023. If you’re using the app, you can press the drawer icon in the upper left-hand corner and inside the drawer, you will see initiatives, press that button and you’ll find Israel 2023. Or you can go to dailyaudiobibleIsrael.com, which will get you there as well. And so, certainly check that out. We’re excited. I told the whole story yesterday; I just don’t want to re-tell the whole story again. But we’re excited, I’m excited to go back again. Excited to journey together on pilgrimage with a group of us who really want to connect the soil to the text and really begin to understand where the Bible happened. And so, if that’s something the pull that you, then you know where to check it out. We’ll look forward to being there together in February.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if what happens here around the Global Campfire every day is life-giving and meaningful to you, then thank you for your partnership, especially as we navigate through the summertime. Thank you, profoundly and deeply. 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:

Good morning Daily Audio Bible, this is One Penny Saved from Southwest Missouri. And I just listened to Brian’s podcast on freedom and deliverance and how we should not hide that. That we should share that and spread it out there for other people who need to hear our stories. And I’ve talked a tiny bit about it, but over the 15 years that I’ve listened to Daily Audio Bible, there was never a day I missed, even though, I probably looked like a hypocrite by judgers and there are plenty of those. I have been in and out of rehab, psych units. I was a binge drinker. I have been married more times and divorced then I would like to admit. I’ve had a DUI. I’ve traveled with a ministry for 15 years and I was living a lie. But I looked like I had it all together. And the only consistent in my life was God’s word. So, I encourage all of you who struggle with addictions and mental illness to hang in. And even when you don’t feel worthy, continue to listen to God’s word because there is nothing like it. It is the only thing that can take you and completely change you into something wonderful, beautiful, miraculous. And I will say that nothing is better than freedom and this community has been the greatest blessing of my life. I love you all.

Hey DAB fam, this is Halo from Colorado, Halo to Heal. First, I just wanted to pray for Skip Morgan and his wife because I heard that his wife is very ill and I’m sorry for that. So, Dear Jesus, thank You for this time and this day. Thank You for everything You’ve given us. I pray that You can just help Skip Morgan and his wife and I pray that You can just put Your hand, put Your hands on her. And I pray that Your guardian angels can guard them when they sleep and everything they do. I pray that they can follow everything You do and they stay in Your word. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. And finally, I just wanted to say that God can’t remove Your problems, He can only help You through them. And because He didn’t remove the Red Sea, He made a way through it. So, just remember that. This is Halo to Heal and I’m praying for Skip Morgan’s wife. Thank you DAB for having me.

Hey DAB family, this is Zack from Phoenix. I’m calling in today to ask you to pray me. I’m 38 years old and I’m single, never been married and I would like the opportunity to be married. God has provided for me the last two years to provide a lot of healing and restoration from past heartbreak and relationships and He showed me about the lies that I had been believing about myself. And so, I’m gracious, grateful and thankful for God for doing that. But I would ask you to pray that either God would make me content in my singleness and I would be okay for the rest of my life being single. Or that God would be gracious and merciful and introduce me to my wife. And I would hope that that would happen sooner rather than later. Help me, I just ask that you would pray that I be content in the waiting and the direction of His Spirit in my life. And that I would trust Him, wholly and completely in the process and in the journey. Thank you, guys.

Hello DABers, this is K from Ohio. To my brother who called in on June the 15th. Man, heavy and I felt your pain. But as I always say, most importantly, God heard your pain, He felt it and He caught every tear, every sigh that you gave. God was right there in the midst. I’m sorry that you’re where you are. Life is hard and if you choose to live for Christ, it gets harder because you said yes. And whatever the people are telling you, yes, you do want to finish strong, but it’s one of those things. It’s easier said than done. So, I pray Lord God, give him strength, renewed faith in You. Please, give him friends, people he doesn’t even know. Those angels out there that will be right there beside him to comfort him and to cover him. Give him a shoulder to cry on, to hold him tight. Stop talking and just hug him and love on him, genuine love. And when he needs to talk, he can call upon them. And as they gently deposit words of wisdom, words of courage, words of strength, words of peace and joy, that only come from You. Instead of just saying, finish strong, finish strong, finish strong. It ain’t working. So, brother, we got you. You called the right people today. The DABers will have your back and we will lift you up. Even though, we don’t know your name, we pray to know your name one day. So, keep calling in, let us know how you doing. Say, I need prayer again. I need prayer again. We got you, each and every time. We love you and God loves you most. Be blessed.

Hey everyone, I called on June 15th and left a message. I forgot to leave my name, Thomas. And, since then, a lot of people have called in, more than I expected. I’ve called in to offer encouragement for prayer to me. I just wanted to say thank you for that. On the whole, it’s been really helpful. I’ve, there have been a couple here and there, where people have kind of just told me, you know, well, carve out more time, spend more time, doing devotions. Spend more time studying the Bible. And I am doing that. So, maybe that is the right solution, here, I don’t know. I almost feel I’m being told by people in my life, everywhere that you know, God saved me but the work from here on out is my job. And if I mess it up, then, I guess I kind of loose the job, or something. And that makes it really hard to feel secure or even trust God. But I know there are people here, praying for me. So, I can, that’s something. So, thank you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday June 28, 2022 (NIV)

2 Kings 13-14

Israel’s King Jehoahaz

13 In the twenty-third year of Judah’s King Joash(A) son of Ahaziah, Jehoahaz(B) son of Jehu became king over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned seventeen years. He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight and followed the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit; he did not turn away from them.(C) So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel,(D) and he handed them over to King Hazael(E) of Aram and to his son Ben-hadad(F) during their reigns.

Then Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord heard him, for he saw the oppression the king of Aram inflicted on Israel.(G) Therefore, the Lord gave Israel a deliverer,(H) and they escaped from the power of the Arameans. Then the people of Israel returned to their former way of life,[a] but they didn’t turn away from the sins that the house of Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit. Jehoahaz continued them,(I) and the Asherah pole also remained standing in Samaria. Jehoahaz did not have an army left, except for fifty horsemen, ten chariots, and ten thousand foot soldiers, because the king of Aram had destroyed them,(J) making them like dust at threshing.(K)

The rest of the events of Jehoahaz’s reign, along with all his accomplishments and his might, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.(L) Jehoahaz rested with his ancestors, and he was buried in Samaria. His son Jehoash[b] became king in his place.

Israel’s King Jehoash

10 In the thirty-seventh year of Judah’s King Joash, Jehoash son of Jehoahaz became king over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned sixteen years. 11 He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He did not turn away from all the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit, but he continued them.(M)

12 The rest of the events of Jehoash’s reign, along with all his accomplishments and the power he had to wage war against Judah’s King Amaziah,(N) are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings. 13 Jehoash rested with his ancestors, and Jeroboam(O) sat on his throne. Jehoash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.

Elisha’s Death

14 When Elisha became sick with the illness from which he died, King Jehoash of Israel went down and wept over him and said, “My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!” (P)

15 Elisha responded, “Get a bow and arrows.” So he got a bow and arrows.(Q) 16 Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Grasp the bow.” So the king grasped it, and Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. 17 Elisha said, “Open the east window.” So he opened it. Elisha said, “Shoot!” So he shot.(R) Then Elisha said, “The Lord’s arrow of victory, yes, the arrow of victory over Aram. You are to strike down the Arameans in Aphek(S) until you have put an end to them.”

18 Then Elisha said, “Take the arrows!” So he took them. Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground!” So he struck the ground three times and stopped. 19 The man of God(T) was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times. Then you would have struck down Aram until you had put an end to them, but now you will strike down Aram only three times.” 20 Then Elisha died and was buried.(U)

Now Moabite raiders(V) used to come into the land in the spring of the year. 21 Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a raiding party, so they threw the man into Elisha’s tomb. When he touched Elisha’s bones, the man revived and stood up!(W)

God’s Mercy on Israel

22 King Hazael(X) of Aram oppressed Israel throughout the reign of Jehoahaz, 23 but the Lord was gracious to them, had compassion on them,(Y) and turned toward them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.(Z) He was not willing to destroy them. Even now he has not banished them from his presence.(AA)

24 King Hazael of Aram died, and his son Ben-hadad(AB) became king in his place. 25 Then Jehoash son of Jehoahaz took back from Ben-hadad son of Hazael the cities that Hazael had taken in war from Jehoash’s father Jehoahaz. Jehoash defeated Ben-hadad three times and recovered the cities of Israel.(AC)

Judah’s King Amaziah

14 In(AD) the second year of Israel’s King Jehoash[c](AE) son of Jehoahaz,[d] Amaziah(AF) son of Joash became king of Judah. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan;[e] she was from Jerusalem. He did what was right in the Lord’s sight, but not like his ancestor David. He did everything his father Joash had done.(AG) Yet the high places were not taken away, and the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.(AH)

As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah killed his servants who had killed his father the king.(AI) However, he did not put the children of the killers to death, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses where the Lord commanded, “Fathers are not to be put to death because of children, and children are not to be put to death because of fathers; instead, each one will be put to death for his own sin.”(AJ)

Amaziah killed ten thousand Edomites in Salt Valley.(AK) He took Sela(AL) in battle and called it Joktheel,(AM) which is still its name today. Amaziah then sent messengers to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, and challenged him: “Come, let’s meet face to face.”(AN)

King Jehoash of Israel sent word to King Amaziah of Judah, saying, “The thistle in Lebanon once sent a message to the cedar(AO) in Lebanon,(AP) saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son as a wife.’ Then a wild animal in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle. 10 You have indeed defeated Edom, and you have become overconfident.[f](AQ) Enjoy your glory and stay at home. Why should you stir up such trouble that you fall—you and Judah with you?”

11 But Amaziah would not listen, so King Jehoash of Israel advanced. He and King Amaziah of Judah met face to face at Beth-shemesh(AR) that belonged to Judah. 12 Judah was routed before Israel, and each man fled to his own tent.(AS) 13 King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah’s King Amaziah son of Joash,[g] son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh. Then Jehoash went to Jerusalem and broke down two hundred yards[h] of Jerusalem’s wall from the Ephraim Gate(AT) to the Corner Gate.(AU) 14 He took all the gold and silver, all the articles found in the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the king’s palace, and some hostages.(AV) Then he returned to Samaria.

Jehoash’s Death

15 The rest of the events of Jehoash’s reign, along with his accomplishments, his might, and how he waged war against King Amaziah of Judah, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.(AW) 16 Jehoash rested with his ancestors, and he was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel. His son Jeroboam became king in his place.

Amaziah’s Death

17 Judah’s King Amaziah son of Joash lived fifteen years after the death of Israel’s King Jehoash son of Jehoahaz.(AX) 18 The rest of the events of Amaziah’s reign are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.(AY) 19 A conspiracy was formed against him in Jerusalem,(AZ) and he fled to Lachish.(BA) However, men were sent after him to Lachish, and they put him to death there. 20 They carried him back(BB) on horses, and he was buried in Jerusalem with his ancestors in the city of David.(BC)

21 Then all the people of Judah took Azariah,[i](BD) who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. 22 After Amaziah the king rested with his ancestors, Azariah rebuilt Elath[j](BE) and restored it to Judah.

Israel’s King Jeroboam

23 In the fifteenth year of Judah’s King Amaziah son of Joash, Jeroboam(BF) son of Jehoash became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned forty-one years. 24 He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He did not turn away from all the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.(BG)

25 He restored Israel’s border(BH) from Lebo-hamath(BI) as far as the Sea of the Arabah,(BJ) according to the word the Lord, the God of Israel, had spoken through his servant, the prophet Jonah(BK) son of Amittai from Gath-hepher.(BL) 26 For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter(BM) for both slaves and free people.[k] There was no one to help Israel. 27 The Lord had not said he would blot out the name of Israel under heaven,(BN) so he delivered(BO) them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash.

28 The rest of the events of Jeroboam’s reign—along with all his accomplishments, the power he had to wage war, and how he recovered for Israel Damascus(BP) and Hamath,(BQ) which had belonged to Judah[l]—are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.(BR) 29 Jeroboam rested with his ancestors, the kings of Israel. His son Zechariah became king in his place.(BS)


  1. 13:5 Lit Israel dwelt in their tents as formerly
  2. 13:9 Lit Joash
  3. 14:1 Lit Joash, also in vv. 23,27
  4. 14:1 Lit Joahaz
  5. 14:2 Alt Hb tradition, some Hb mss, Syr, Tg, Vg, 2Ch 25:1; other Hb mss, LXX read Jehoaddin
  6. 14:10 Lit and your heart has lifted you
  7. 14:13 Lit Jehoash
  8. 14:13 Lit 400 cubits
  9. 14:21 = Uzziah in 2Ch 26:1
  10. 14:22 = Eloth in 2Ch 26:2
  11. 14:26 Hb obscure
  12. 14:28 Lit recovered Damascus and for Judah in Israel; Hb obscure

Cross references:

  1. 13:1 : 2Kg 12:1
  2. 13:1 : 2Kg 10:35
  3. 13:2 : 1Kg 12:26–33
  4. 13:3 : Dt 31:17; Jdg 2:14
  5. 13:3 : 2Kg 8:12; 12:17
  6. 13:3 : 2Kg 13:24–25
  7. 13:4 : Ex 3:7–9; Nm 21:7–9; 2Kg 14:26
  8. 13:5 : Jdg 2:18; 2Kg 13:25; 14:25,27
  9. 13:6 : 2Kg 13:2
  10. 13:7 : 2Kg 10:32–33
  11. 13:7 : Am 1:3
  12. 13:8–9 : 2Kg 1:17–18; 10:34–36
  13. 13:11 : 1Kg 12:28–33
  14. 13:12–13 : 2Kg 14:15–16
  15. 13:13 : 2Kg 14:23
  16. 13:14 : 2Kg 2:12
  17. 13:15 : 1Sm 20:20
  18. 13:17 : Jos 8:18
  19. 13:17 : 1Kg 20:26
  20. 13:19 : 2Kg 5:20
  21. 13:20 : 2Kg 2:1,11
  22. 13:20 : 2Kg 3:7; 24:2
  23. 13:21 : Mt 27:52
  24. 13:22 : 1Kg 19:17; 2Kg 8:12–13
  25. 13:23 : 1Kg 8:28
  26. 13:23 : Ex 2:24
  27. 13:23 : 2Kg 14:27
  28. 13:24 : 2Kg 13:3
  29. 13:25 : 2Kg 10:32
  30. 14:1–14 : 2Ch 25:1–24
  31. 14:1 : 2Ch 25:1
  32. 14:1 : 2Kg 13:10
  33. 14:3 : 2Kg 12:2
  34. 14:4 : 1Kg 3:3; 2Kg 12:3; 16:4
  35. 14:5 : 2Kg 12:20
  36. 14:6 : Dt 24:16; Jr 31:30; Ezk 18:4,20
  37. 14:7 : 2Sm 8:13
  38. 14:7 : Jdg 1:36
  39. 14:7 : Jos 15:38
  40. 14:8 : 2Sm 2:14–17
  41. 14:9 : 1Kg 4:33
  42. 14:9 : Jdg 9:8–15
  43. 14:10 : Dt 8:14; 2Ch 26:16; 34:25
  44. 14:11 : Jos 19:38; 21:16
  45. 14:12 : 2Sm 18:17; 1Kg 22:36
  46. 14:13 : Neh 8:16; 12:39
  47. 14:13 : 2Ch 25:23; Zch 14:10
  48. 14:14 : 1Kg 7:51; 14:26; 2Kg 12:18
  49. 14:15–16 : 2Kg 13:12–13
  50. 14:17 : 2Ch 25:25–28
  51. 14:18 : 2Kg 12:19
  52. 14:19 : 2Ch 25:27
  53. 14:19 : Jos 10:31; 2Kg 18:14
  54. 14:20 : 2Kg 9:28
  55. 14:20 : 2Kg 12:21
  56. 14:21 : 2Kg 15:13; 2Ch 26:1–2
  57. 14:22 : 1Kg 9:26; 2Kg 16:6
  58. 14:23 : 2Kg 13:13
  59. 14:24 : 1Kg 12:30; 15:30
  60. 14:25 : 2Kg 13:25
  61. 14:25 : 1Kg 8:65
  62. 14:25 : Nm 34:3–9
  63. 14:25 : Jnh 1:1; Mt 12:39
  64. 14:25 : Jos 19:13
  65. 14:26 : Ex 3:7–9; Dt 32:36; 2Kg 13:4
  66. 14:27 : Dt 29:20; 2Kg 13:3
  67. 14:27 : Jdg 6:14
  68. 14:28 : 2Sm 8:5; 1Kg 11:24
  69. 14:28 : 2Sm 8:9; 2Ch 8:3
  70. 14:28 : 2Kg 13:8
  71. 14:29 : 2Kg 13:12–13; 15:8
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Acts 18:23-19:12

23 After spending some time there, he set out, traveling through one place after another in the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.(A)

The Eloquent Apollos

24 Now a Jew named Apollos,(B) a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man who was competent in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit,[a] he was speaking and teaching accurately about Jesus, although he knew only John’s baptism.(C) 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. After Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside[b] and explained the way of God to him more accurately.(D) 27 When he wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers and sisters wrote to the disciples to welcome him. After he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.(E) 28 For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating through the Scriptures that Jesus is the Messiah.(F)

Twelve Disciples of John the Baptist

19 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions and came to Ephesus. He found some disciples(G) and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” (H)

“No,” they told him, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”(I)

“Into what then were you baptized?” he asked them.

“Into John’s baptism,” they replied.(J)

Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance,(K) telling the people that they should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, in Jesus.”(L)

When they heard this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on(M) them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak in tongues[c] and to prophesy.(N) Now there were about twelve men in all.

In the Lecture Hall of Tyrannus

Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly over a period of three months, arguing and persuading them about the kingdom of God.(O) But when some became hardened and would not believe, slandering the Way in front of the crowd, he withdrew from them, taking the disciples, and conducted discussions every day in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.(P) 10 This went on for two years, so that all the residents of Asia, both Jews and Greeks,(Q) heard the word of the Lord.(R)

Demonism Defeated at Ephesus

11 God was performing extraordinary miracles by Paul’s hands, 12 so that even facecloths or aprons[d] that had touched his skin were brought to the sick, and the diseases left them, and the evil spirits came out of them.(S)


  1. 18:25 Or in the Spirit
  2. 18:26 Lit they received him
  3. 19:6 Or other languages
  4. 19:12 Or sweat cloths
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Psalm 146

Psalm 146

The God of Compassion

My soul, praise the Lord.(A)
I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing to my God as long as I live.(B)

Do not trust in nobles,
in a son of man,[a] who cannot save.(C)
When his breath[b] leaves him,
he returns to the ground;
on that day his plans die.(D)

Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,(E)
the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea and everything in them.(F)
He remains faithful forever,(G)
executing justice for the exploited
and giving food to the hungry.(H)
The Lord frees prisoners.(I)
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.(J)
The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.[c](K)
The Lord loves the righteous.(L)
The Lord protects resident aliens
and helps the fatherless and the widow,(M)
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.(N)

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


  1. 146:3 Or a mere mortal
  2. 146:4 Or spirit
  3. 146:8 Lit bowed down
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Proverbs 18:2-3

A fool does not delight in understanding,
but only wants to show off his opinions.[a](A)

When a wicked person comes, contempt also comes,
and along with dishonor, derision.


  1. 18:2 Lit to uncover his heart

Cross references:

  1. 18:2 : Pr 12:23; 13:16; Ec 10:3
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06/27/2022 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 27th day of June welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today. And I want to invite everybody to kinda hang around until the end, all the way until the end today to have a little family gathering, little Global Campfire chat. I need to tell you a story and make an announcement and see if anybody is interested. And, so, how’s that for set up. But stick around until end. It is…It’s important. But that will be at the end because we’re at the beginning. There’s something even more important. And that is that we have gathered here for a purpose, to take the next step forward together in the Scriptures. And, so, let’s dive in. We left off yesterday in the book of second Kings. So, that’s where we will pick up the story. We are reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. And today second Kings chapter 10 verse 32 through 12 verse 21.


Alight. So, in the book of Acts we are traveling along with the apostle Paul. And he was in Corinth speaking in the synagogue. That was the custom. He would go to a new city, find out where the Hebrew people were, where the synagogue was, and that is where he would begin, with the Jews sharing the gospel. But invariably there would be all kinds of dispute and eventually the Gentiles would also hear the message which at times caused an uproar because the Jews would cause a riot against Paul. But in this case, Paul has shared the gospel with the Hebrew people. It has been rejected. And he finally has to like tell them that your blood is on your own heads. Like I have told you what I came to tell you, what God told me to tell you and you have not received it. So, I have given the message. I’m innocent of this. Your blood is on your own heads. I’m going to the Gentiles. And it’s such a fascinating story because going to the Gentiles wasn’t like to leave Corinth and go somewhere else and it wasn’t even to go to another part of town where the Gentiles were. It was to go next door to the synagogue to the home of the person named Titius Justus who was a Gentile who believed. And, so, Paul moves next door and continues to share the same message that he had been teaching. Again, we have another example of what it looked like at the time of the development of the church and the initial spread of the gospel throughout the Roman Empire. And again, I point out that we often have this rose-colored view of the book of Acts as the time that we need to get back to. And that is fine and good, but we often idealize the time. Once again, we are being shown that pretty much wherever Paul goes, it’s sort of the same thing. He’s being opposed, which means the gospel is being opposed and rejected even as it’s being accepted. And everywhere he goes, there is conflict that seems to arise around it. Sometimes he gets run out of town. Sometimes he gets beaten up. Sometimes he gets put in prison. Sometimes he gets away clean. Like, but it’s always a bit of an uproar everywhere that the gospel is going as things are developing. We can understand some of the things that people who were hearing the gospel would need to face and would need to wrestle with in their own faith to come to faith in Jesus, but we also need to understand that this is what it looks like when one kingdom pushes up against another kingdom. What we’re watching is a spiritual battle that ultimately manifests itself in people’s actions and decisions and choices. And, so, as we see the kingdom of God advancing in the book of Acts we also see that it is opposed in the book of Acts and throughout the rest of the New Testament which should give us at least a little bit of context and interpretation in our own lives. We’re a part of the same mission, like the exact same mission, to go into all the world and preach the good news to every creature, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Yes, it is the good news. It is the hope of humanity, but it is bringing light into the darkness and what is in the dark wants to remain hidden in the dark and not exposed to the light even though being exposed to the light is the pathway to freedom. Like there’s nothing left to hide, which is freedom. Let’s not forget this as we continue our journey through the book of Acts, but let’s not forget this as we live our lives when we find ourselves opposed, especially when it’s for the gospel. Like we’ve been told over and over and over that that’s generally what we should expect. Let’s not forget that as we continue to be a light in a very dark world.


Holy Spirit, we invite you into that. And certainly, we can boil this down to the fact that we need to share the gospel more, anything like that. But it’s more that we become aware and understand what is going on here and become more and more aware of how truly utterly dependent on you we are as we walk this journey of faith. We are lost without your leadership and guidance, and we are confused when we run into opposition. And, so, come Holy Spirit bringing comfort to us as we begin to open our eyes and see what’s really going on here. Help us to stay focused on that we pray. In the mighty name of Jesus we ask. Amen.


Okay. So, I was mentioning for everyone to kinda hang around here to the end for a story that leads to an important announcement. So, here’s the story. There was a year, it was a year called 2020. A year probably unlike any other year that any of us who are alive today ever saw before. There had been rumors of a virus going around. There were also rumors that it was starting to spread and was potentially dangerous. But other than it being just kind of it being in the news and an awareness of it the year began like any other year. We started a new journey across the year and through the Bible on the first day of January like we do every year. And for about the previous decade, the way that the year shaped up, we would be spending a couple of weeks in the land of the Bible, in the land of Israel and broadcasting from Israel and hosting all kinds of pictures from all the different places in Israel. And 2020 was no different. We got on the big plane that takes human beings across oceans and landed in Rome for a couple of days to do some filming there around the apostle Paul, and these rumors about this virus had a name, Corona, Corona virus, the thing we call Covid 19 now, like as…as a routine was called the coronavirus as I recall it. And there was…there was a bunch of buzz about this in Italy. Like…like the rumor was this virus has made it to Italy and is like taking over, just spreading really, really fast. And didn’t think much about it, just kind of went through the couple of days that we had there and then were able to board another big plane and fly from Rome to Tel Aviv in Israel and prepare for our pilgrimage, our annual journey through the land of the Bible. Within a couple of days of landing in Israel, Italy was on lock down. Like nobody in, nobody out kind of thing, which was sort of a first for me ever really seeing that before. But we were all thinking, wait a second, we were just there. Like we were just there. What are the implications here? What is…what is going on? What are we supposed to think? And at the time there wasn’t a whole lot to think. There wasn’t a whole lot to know. There wasn’t some kind of test. It was like the beginning of something that I think most of us didn’t think was gonna be that big of a deal. And, so, we went about our business, the journey of a pilgrimage through the land of the Bible and we began to travel through the land, even as news of this kind of coronavirus continued to…to build momentum. But we’re on this pilgrimage and we’re all over the land of Israel. So, it’s not like we’re constantly tethered to technology, where we’re constantly checking the news and hearing all the latest because everyone was immersing themselves in what we were doing, which was to immerse ourselves in the Scriptures where the Scriptures happened. So, we ended up successfully completing that journey. And obviously you got to go home. So, everybody got on big planes and went back to where they came from. We got on a big plane and ended up back in the rolling hills of Tennessee in Nashville where we live. And it’s typically at that point that the jet lag begins, it pounds you for a couple of days. You just don’t know where you are anymore and your whole-body clock is twisted off a little bit and…but this was still in the news. But within a couple of weeks, it was the news and the United States where I live was going on lock down. We were going to take a two-week break. We were all going to try to do the best we could to distance ourselves from each other and just kind of stay in our own family units. And it was for an introvert like me sort of exciting, sort of like, I don’t have to feel guilty about this, can just be here where I am and clear the calendar. And everybody has to do this. And, so, let’s do this. And it was like interesting. And you could go out, right, all over the world like for essential things. Like you could go out, but for some reason we couldn’t find…like there was nowhere to get any kind of paper products -  paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper - empty shelves across the country, probably across the world, but across the country. And it was just this weird thing where the general thought was this is a weird thing that’s gonna last a couple of weeks. We just need to let this kind of blow over. And as we now know it didn’t just blow over. And, so, we spent a good portion of 2020 isolated in some way or another, and the effects of what were going on were certainly changing the way people work, the way people interact. All kinds of things are being changed and I think we’re still kind of…kind of feeling some of those repercussions, but it…it changed things. And as 2020 got into its latter portion of the year, 2021 looked pretty uncertain, especially for something like a pilgrimage to the land of the Bible. And, so, for the first time we cancelled, we called it off, we had to postpone thinking that we would punt a year. And that year became two years and we decided not to continue in 2022. There were just all kinds of rules and regulations and like all over the world. Like everything was kinda discombobulated about how you could leave the country you were in and arrive in another country and how after you left that other country you would be able to arrive back in your…in your homeland. And these things were sort of shifting and changing quite a bit. It was kind of unstable. And within the Global Campfire community with the Daily Audio Bible here we’re all over the world, we’re all over the map. And, so, just trying to handle those kinds of logistics was overwhelming. It was just like, this isn’t wise. We should try to be wise and caring and loving and compassionate and wise. And that was going to continue, actually indefinitely. I was not going to go back in 2023 and I was starting to just settle into maybe…maybe that season…maybe we’ve done a decade of that season. It’s all lot, incredible amount of effort and energy. And it felt like just there’s still so much uncertainty about, if I go can I get back. And all these kind of moving things that we have no control over and it just felt like we’re not going to have the answers, they’re changing all the time. This is not…this is not the time. So, about a month ago I got an email from one of our travel partners who help coordinate the logistics of a pilgrimage like that and it was just a little. It was like everything’s confirmed, all the hotels, all the guides, like everybody that is the team, everybody is confirmed for 2023. And I looked at that email and I was like I don’t remember that we scheduled anything. And, so, my initial sort of reaction was just a quick email back going, I didn’t know we had scheduled anything, but we don’t have any plans, and so I’m not sure exactly what that’s all about. But I didn’t do that. I like to sometimes sleep on things. I can be slow in some of my decisions because I need to find a place of peace, like a place where I’ve seen all the angles that I can see and made the wisest choice that I can make. So, I just kinda sat with that for a week, started talking about it with my wife, Jill and just kind of considering, what do we want to do here? We can just keep kicking the can down the road and…and never return to the land of the Bible. We…we’ve been, we’ve seen, we know, we understand and it’s monumental in shifting how we understand the Bible, but we’ve been, and we’ve seen, and we can explain, and we can show pictures and we can show videos. And, so, maybe that season is over, but something started to ignite in our hearts, something sort of caught fire. And, so, I mean in a couple of years, when you have kind of a routine that you do, then there is some sort of underlying system in place, it keep things on track. And when you stop doing those things for a couple years than that sort of falls apart, but this was a situation where most…almost all of the logistics, like all of the things and all of the people and all of logistics are reasonably in place. And, so, some discussions happened and one of my concerns was the moving target of being able to go and being able to get home and what are the different requirements and how are we gonna be put in a position where we have to answer for a foreign government when we have literally no control whatsoever about who decides what for a nation. But as it turns out during the space of a couple of weeks of discernment and consideration the regulations changed to be essentially no regulations, like sort of full circle back to where we were before this ever happened. So, going to Israel doesn’t require testing, doesn’t require vaccinations, and getting back home even during last couple weeks that’s sort of shifted and it’s the same. No testing, no vaccinations, no nothing. No…no nothing. Its regular. You go, you come back home. And, so, that was like a bit of confirmation. Like, alright, we don’t have to answer for people who are making decisions that are above our pay grade that we have no influence over. And, so, that was good. But I don’t know if you’ve noticed through this whole time period like things have gotten really expensive, and costs of everything have risen, and supply chains up have been slowed down and all kinds of disruptions, little disruptions that add up to all kinds of changes. And with a nation like Israel, where tourism is a…a…a big deal, that whole industry had been decimated. So, it was like, what…what is this gonna look like?Aand it was then that I began to realize we did book this trip becuase we were trying to have a stable team in place which requires looking out several years to make sure that everybody that is the team, especially on the Israeli side is involved. And we had done that to keep a cohesive team together and Covid had canceled some of that reservation, but 2023 was the last year we had locked in. And what we had locked in was just the average normal pre-Covid increase in pricing that happens all over the world as things increase. And, so, that was…that was kind of it. Was like, we should. We may…like I have no idea how that industry, the tourism industry will change itself and how it has changed itself over the last couple of years, but we had already locked in hotels, we had already locked in all of the logistics all the stuff. And, so, long story short, it is our intention to take a Daily Audio Bible pilgrimage to the land of the Bible February 6th through the 19th of 2023. I do not know what lies beyond that. I do not know that there would be 2024, 2025, and so on and so forth. I’ve learned a lesson over the last couple years, disruptive things can happen that completely sideswipe your best laid plans. And when I first began going to Israel over a decade ago I would always hear people say, go well you can, you never know you just never know how things are going to be there or how things are to be in the world or whatever. And…and I always just kinda dismiss that. Like that’s just marketing. But I’ve seen it now. And, so, I don’t know. None of us know. What I do know is that we are intending to go back one more time. We may go back for 10 more straight years for 20 more straight years. I don’t know. I know that the only intention that we have at the moment is that we’re going to go and take advantage of what we had arranged for before we even knew the name Covid-19. And the truth is, I don’t know. We’re gonna kinda can step out in faith here. I don’t know if the Global Campfire…like I don’t know if anybody wants to have this experience. I don’t know if we will be having a small intimate trip or if we’ll fill up. The maximum we can do is to buses because of the kind of trip that we do. There’s all kinds of ways to experience Israel but we’re the Daily Audio Bible here around the Global Campfire. And, so, immersing ourselves in the places where the Bible happened and rooting ourselves in the soil while rooting ourselves in the Scriptures, that's…that’s what we do. That’s what the Daily Audio Bible is. And, so, that’s what we do when we tour the land of the Bible. And I’ve been there a bunch of times and seen a bunch of different ways that it can be done. And over the course of many years, we developed our own way of doing it. For example, there’s a generous generous portion…in fact I think it’s like 60% of the land is wilderness land, is desert land in Israel. And Israel, believe it or not, as small as it is is geographically diverse as a place like the United States, we’re you have deserts and canyons, but you also have fertile valleys. And like the Galilee is an oasis. But going to the wilderness takes some effort. But so much of the backdrop of the Bible and so much of the backdrop of our lives take place in the wilderness. How can you be there and not see that? And, so, I began to think, like how can we see north, south, east and west? How can…and central…and the lowlands…like, how can we see the different regions? All of this land is biblical. How can we see all of the different regions knowing like if this is the only chance, I ever get to be in this land I go home feeling like I understand, like I saw…I saw so much? There isn’t a typography that I don’t understand. Like I get what’s going on here when I read the Bible. Well there are some really really large ministries that will take like 12 buses full of people and just be this kind of massive, massive production, but that’s not really a pilgrimage and that’s not really my thing anyway. And I get my hands in the soil. Like I like to be together as a community experiencing this together. And, so, that…there’s only so much capacity for that to even be able happen. So, I don’t know if we’re gonna be just a couple of us or if we’re gonna have a couple buses but we’re gonna go. At least this one more time while we can. So, I am announcing that we will be going to the land of the Bible on a pilgrimage, February 6th through the 19th to the land of the Bible. And if you have had that desire or have even been waiting for an opportunity that made sense, maybe this is that opportunity. And you can find out all of the details, things that I probably can’t go through and take up another hour or whatever it is, just go through. We’ll talk about this over the next days and weeks. But if you want to check it out. Space will be limited. I mean, it has a cap. But if seeing this with your own eyes while you are in the land of the living and smelling what it smells and like being able to feel the soil crunch under your feet and realize I am where, what I have imagined my whole life, I am where that happened. If that tugs at you, if that awakens something in you then you can check it out.

Couple ways to check it out. You can go to dailyaudiobible.com and look for the Initiatives section of the website. And in the Initiatives, you will find Israel 2023. If you are using the Daily Audio Bible app you compress the Drawer icon in the upper left-hand corner and go to Initiatives look for Israel 2023 or you can go to dailyaudiobibleIsrael.com and you can find out what you are looking for there, which is what this with the tour looks like or how the pilgrimage is shaped - where you’ll go, what you’ll see, how…where you will stay, all the kinds of stuff that people want to know. And, so, there is the announcement. Registration for Israel 2023 is now officially open and I look forward. It’s funny. Like I…really when I first thought about 2023, when I first got that email my initial reaction was I don’t want to do it. It is so much work. I’m not sure we’re ready for all of that. But now, now as I’m like saying this out loud and telling everybody, yeah, we’re gonna do this, my heart just comes alive thinking about all of us jetlagged, weary from a lot of travel across the world, but showing up all in one place on our first evening, our welcome dinner together where we all get to see each other for the first time all together as a community in Ashdod, which is an ancient Philistine stronghold, but a city, a modern city of Israel now right on the Mediterranean coast. So, to be able to kinda land in Tel Aviv and then make our way to Ashdod and all finally be able to have our first meal together and get acquainted a little bit and be able to look across the street and go, that is the Mediterranean Sea and I am somewhere that’s different than where I normally am. I am now in the land of the Bible and to just kind of feel all that energy. I’m looking forward to it. So, if that tugs at you then you know where to check it out and I will look forward to seeing many of you on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in February. So, check it out.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday June 27, 2022 (NIV)

2 Kings 10:32-12:21

32 In those days the Lord began to reduce the size of Israel.(A) Hazael(B) defeated the Israelites throughout their territory 33 from the Jordan eastward: the whole land of Gilead—the Gadites, the Reubenites, and the Manassites—from Aroer(C) which is by the Arnon Valley(D) through Gilead to Bashan.[a]

34 The rest of the events of Jehu’s reign, along with all his accomplishments and all his might, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.(E) 35 Jehu rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria. His son Jehoahaz(F) became king in his place. 36 The length of Jehu’s reign over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.(G)

Athaliah Usurps the Throne

11 When Athaliah,(H) Ahaziah’s mother,(I) saw that her son was dead,(J) she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs. Jehosheba,(K) who was King Jehoram’s daughter and Ahaziah’s(L) sister, secretly rescued Joash son of Ahaziah from among the king’s sons who were being killed and put him and the one who nursed him in a bedroom. So he was hidden from Athaliah and was not killed. Joash was in hiding with her in the Lord’s temple six years while Athaliah reigned over the land.

Athaliah Overthrown

In(M) the seventh year, Jehoiada(N) sent for the commanders of hundreds, the Carites, and the guards.(O) He had them come to him in the Lord’s temple, where he made a covenant with them and put them under oath. He showed them the king’s son and commanded them, “This is what you are to do: A third of you who come on duty on the Sabbath(P) are to provide protection for the king’s palace. A third are to be at the Foundation[b] Gate and a third at the gate behind the guards. You are to take turns providing protection for the palace.[c](Q)

“Your two divisions that go off duty on the Sabbath are to provide the king protection at the Lord’s temple. Completely surround the king with weapons in hand. Anyone who approaches the ranks is to be put to death. Be with the king in all his daily tasks.”[d](R)

So the commanders of hundreds did everything the priest Jehoiada commanded. They each brought their men—those coming on duty on the Sabbath and those going off duty—and came to the priest Jehoiada.(S) 10 The priest gave to the commanders of hundreds King David’s spears and shields(T) that were in the Lord’s temple. 11 Then the guards stood with their weapons in hand surrounding the king—from the right side of the temple to the left side, by the altar and by the temple.

12 Jehoiada brought out the king’s son, put the crown(U) on him, gave him the testimony,[e](V) and made him king. They anointed(W) him and clapped their hands and cried, “Long live the king!” (X)

13 When Athaliah(Y) heard the noise from the guard and the crowd, she went out to the people at the Lord’s temple.(Z) 14 She looked, and there was the king standing by the pillar(AA) according to the custom. The commanders and the trumpeters were by the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets.(AB) Athaliah tore her clothes and screamed “Treason! Treason!” (AC)

15 Then the priest Jehoiada(AD) ordered the commanders of hundreds(AE) in charge of the army, “Take her out between the ranks, and put to death by the sword anyone who follows her,” for the priest had said, “She is not to be put to death in the Lord’s temple.”(AF) 16 So they arrested her, and she went through the horse entrance(AG) to the king’s palace, where she was put to death.(AH)

Jehoiada’s Reforms

17 Then(AI) Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord, the king, and the people that they would be the Lord’s people(AJ) and another covenant between the king and the people.[f](AK) 18 So all the people of the land went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They smashed its altars and images to pieces,(AL) and they killed Mattan, the priest of Baal, at the altars.(AM)

Then Jehoiada the priest appointed guards for the Lord’s temple.(AN) 19 He took the commanders of hundreds, the Carites, the guards,(AO) and all the people of the land, and they brought the king from the Lord’s temple. They entered the king’s palace by way of the guards’ gate. Then Joash(AP) sat on the throne of the kings. 20 All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet, for they had put Athaliah to death by the sword in the king’s palace.

Judah’s King Joash

21 Joash[g](AQ) was seven years old when he became king.(AR)

12 In the seventh year of Jehu, Joash became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah; she was from Beer-sheba.(AS) Throughout the time the priest Jehoiada(AT) instructed(AU) him, Joash did what was right in the Lord’s sight.(AV) Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.(AW)

Repairing the Temple

Then(AX) Joash said to the priests, “All the dedicated silver brought to the Lord’s temple,(AY) census silver,(AZ) silver from vows,(BA) and all silver voluntarily given(BB) for the Lord’s temple— each priest is to take it from his assessor[h] and repair whatever damage is found in the temple.”[i](BC)

But by the twenty-third year(BD) of the reign of King Joash, the priests had not repaired the damage[j] to the temple.(BE) So King Joash called the priest Jehoiada(BF) and the other priests and asked, “Why haven’t you repaired the temple’s damage? Since you haven’t, don’t take any silver from your assessors; instead, hand it over for the repair of the temple.” So the priests agreed that they would receive no silver from the people and would not be the ones to repair the temple’s damage.

Then the priest Jehoiada took a chest,(BG) bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar on the right side as one enters the Lord’s temple; the priests who guarded the threshold put into the chest all the silver that was brought to the Lord’s temple.(BH) 10 Whenever they saw there was a large amount of silver in the chest, the king’s secretary(BI) and the high priest would go bag up and tally the silver found in the Lord’s temple.(BJ) 11 Then they would give the weighed silver to those doing the work—those who oversaw the Lord’s temple. They in turn would pay it out to those working on the Lord’s temple—the carpenters, the builders, 12 the masons, and the stonecutters—and would use it to buy timber and quarried stone to repair the damage to the Lord’s temple(BK) and for all expenses for temple repairs.

13 However, no silver bowls, wick trimmers, sprinkling basins, trumpets, or any articles of gold or silver(BL) were made for the Lord’s temple from the contributions[k] brought to the Lord’s temple. 14 Instead, it was given to those doing the work, and they repaired the Lord’s temple with it. 15 No accounting was required from the men who received the silver to pay those doing the work, since they worked with integrity.(BM) 16 The silver from the guilt offering and the sin offering was not brought to the Lord’s temple since it belonged to the priests.(BN)

Aramean Invasion of Judah

17 At that time King Hazael(BO) of Aram marched up and fought against Gath and captured it. Then he planned to attack Jerusalem.(BP) 18 So King Joash of Judah took all the items consecrated by himself and by his ancestors—Judah’s kings Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, and Ahaziah—as well as all the gold found in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple and in the king’s palace, and he sent them to King Hazael of Aram.(BQ) Then Hazael withdrew from Jerusalem.

Joash Assassinated

19 The rest of the events of Joash’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.(BR) 20 Joash’s servants conspired against him and attacked him(BS) at Beth-millo(BT) on the road that goes down to Silla. 21 It was his servants Jozabad[l] son of Shimeath and Jehozabad son of Shomer who attacked him. He died(BU) and they buried him with his ancestors in the city of David, and his son Amaziah became king in his place.(BV)


  1. 10:33 Lit Arnon Valley and Gilead and Bashan
  2. 11:6 See 2Ch 23:5; MT here reads Sur
  3. 11:6 Hb obscure
  4. 11:8 Lit king when he goes out and when he comes in
  5. 11:12 Or him the copy of the covenant, or him a diadem, or him jewels
  6. 11:17 Some Gk versions, 2Ch 23:16 omit and another covenant between the king and the people
  7. 11:21 = The Lord Has Bestowed
  8. 12:5 Hb obscure
  9. 12:5 Lit repair the breach of the temple wherever there is found a breach
  10. 12:6 Lit breach in 2Kg 12:5–12
  11. 12:13 Lit silver
  12. 12:21 Some Hb mss, LXX read Jozacar; 2Ch 24:26 reads Zabad

Cross references:

  1. 10:32 : 2Kg 13:25
  2. 10:32 : 1Kg 19:17; 2Kg 8:12
  3. 10:33 : Dt 2:36; Jdg 11:26
  4. 10:33 : Nm 21:13
  5. 10:34 : 2Kg 1:18
  6. 10:35 : 2Kg 13:1
  7. 10:36 : 2Kg 1:17
  8. 11:1 : 2Ch 22:10
  9. 11:1 : 2Kg 8:26
  10. 11:1 : 2Kg 9:27
  11. 11:2 : 2Kg 11:21; 12:1
  12. 11:2 : 2Kg 8:25
  13. 11:4–16 : 2Ch 23:1–15
  14. 11:4 : 2Kg 11:15,17
  15. 11:4 : 2Kg 11:19
  16. 11:5 : 1Ch 9:25
  17. 11:4–6 : 2Ch 23:1–2
  18. 11:8 : Nm 27:16–17
  19. 11:9 : 2Ch 23:8
  20. 11:10 : 2Sm 8:7; 1Ch 18:7
  21. 11:12 : 2Sm 1:10
  22. 11:12 : Ex 31:18; 2Kg 23:3
  23. 11:12 : 1Kg 1:39
  24. 11:12 : 1Sm 10:24
  25. 11:13 : 2Kg 11:1
  26. 11:13 : 2Ch 23:12
  27. 11:14 : 2Kg 23:3; 2Ch 34:31
  28. 11:14 : Nm 10:7–10; 1Kg 1:39–40
  29. 11:14 : 2Kg 9:23
  30. 11:15 : 2Kg 11:4
  31. 11:15 : 1Kg 11:4; 2Ch 23:1
  32. 11:15 : 1Kg 2:30
  33. 11:16 : Neh 3:28
  34. 11:16 : Gn 9:6; Lv 24:17; 2Kg 11:1
  35. 11:17–20 : 2Ch 23:16–21
  36. 11:17 : Jos 24:25; 2Ch 34:31
  37. 11:17 : 1Sm 10:25; 2Sm 5:3
  38. 11:18 : Dt 12:2–3; 2Kg 10:26–27
  39. 11:18 : 1Kg 18:40
  40. 11:18 : 2Ch 23:18
  41. 11:19 : 2Kg 11:4,6
  42. 11:19 : 2Kg 11:2–3,12
  43. 11:21–12:3 : 2Ch 24:1–4
  44. 11:21 : 2Kg 11:2
  45. 12:1 : 2Kg 11:2,21; 2Ch 24:1
  46. 12:2 : 2Kg 11:4,17
  47. 12:2 : Mal 2:6–7
  48. 12:2 : Dt 12:25; 2Sm 8:15
  49. 12:3 : 1Kg 3:3; 2Kg 14:4; 15:35
  50. 12:4–12 : 2Ch 24:5–12
  51. 12:4 : 2Kg 22:4
  52. 12:4 : Ex 30:13–16
  53. 12:4 : Lv 27:2–28
  54. 12:4 : Ex 35:5
  55. 12:5 : 2Kg 22:5
  56. 12:6 : 2Kg 11:21
  57. 12:6 : 2Ch 24:5
  58. 12:7–8 : 2Kg 11:4–6
  59. 12:9 : 2Ch 23:1; 24:8
  60. 12:9 : Mk 12:41; Lk 21:1
  61. 12:10 : 2Sm 8:17; 2Kg 19:2
  62. 12:10 : 2Ch 24:11
  63. 12:11–12 : 2Kg 22:5–6; 2Ch 24:11–12
  64. 12:13 : 1Kg 7:48,50–51; 2Ch 24:14
  65. 12:15 : 2Kg 22:7; 2Ch 34:12
  66. 12:16 : Lv 4:24,29; 5:15–18; 7:7
  67. 12:17 : 1Kg 19:17; 2Kg 8:12; 10:32
  68. 12:17–21 : 2Ch 24:23–27
  69. 12:18 : 2Kg 16:8; 18:15–16
  70. 12:19 : 1Kg 22:45
  71. 12:20 : 2Kg 14:5
  72. 12:20 : Jdg 9:6
  73. 12:21 : 2Ch 24:26
  74. 12:21 : 2Kg 14:1; 2Ch 24:27
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Acts 18:1-22

Founding the Corinthian Church

18 After this, he[a] left Athens and went to Corinth,(A) where he found a Jew named Aquila,(B) a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul came to them, and since they were of the same occupation, tentmakers by trade,(C) he stayed with them and worked. He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and tried to persuade both Jews and Greeks.(D)

When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself to preaching the word[b] and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah.(E) When they resisted and blasphemed,(F) he shook out his clothes(G) and told them, “Your blood is on your own heads!(H) I am innocent.[c] From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”(I) So he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, along with his whole household.(J) Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.

The Lord said to Paul in a night vision, “Don’t be afraid, but keep on speaking and don’t be silent. 10 For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you, because I have many people in this city.”(K) 11 He stayed there a year and a half, teaching the word of God among them.

12 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack against Paul and brought him to the tribunal.(L) 13 “This man,” they said, “is persuading people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.”

14 As Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or of a serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you Jews. 15 But if these are questions about words, names, and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of such things.”(M) 16 So he drove them from the tribunal. 17 And they all[d] seized Sosthenes,(N) the leader of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal, but none of these things mattered to Gallio.

The Return Trip to Antioch

18 After staying for some time, Paul said farewell to the brothers and sisters and sailed away to Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved his head at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken.(O) 19 When they reached Ephesus(P) he left them there, but he himself entered the synagogue and debated with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he declined, 21 but he said farewell and added,[e] “I’ll come back to you again, if God wills.”(Q) Then he set sail from Ephesus.

22 On landing at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church, then went down to Antioch.(R)


  1. 18:1 Other mss read Paul
  2. 18:5 Other mss read was urged by the Spirit
  3. 18:6 Lit clean
  4. 18:17 Other mss read Then all the Greeks
  5. 18:21 Other mss add “By all means it is necessary to keep the coming festival in Jerusalem. But
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Psalm 145

Psalm 145

Praising God’s Greatness

A hymn of David.

I[a] exalt you, my God the King,
and bless your name forever and ever.(A)
I will bless you every day;
I will praise your name forever and ever.(B)

The Lord is great and is highly praised;(C)
his greatness is unsearchable.(D)
One generation will declare your works to the next
and will proclaim your mighty acts.(E)
I[b] will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty
and[c] your wondrous works.(F)
They will proclaim the power of your awe-inspiring acts,
and I will declare your greatness.[d](G)
They will give a testimony of your great goodness
and will joyfully sing of your righteousness.(H)

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and great in faithful love.(I)
The Lord is good to everyone;(J)
his compassion rests on all he has made.(K)
10 All you have made will thank you, Lord;
the[e] faithful will bless you.(L)
11 They will speak of the glory of your kingdom
and will declare your might,(M)
12 informing all people of your mighty acts
and of the glorious splendor of your[f] kingdom.(N)
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule is for all generations.(O)
The Lord is faithful in all his words
and gracious in all his actions.[g](P)

14 The Lord helps all who fall;
he raises up all who are oppressed.[h](Q)
15 All eyes look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.(R)
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.(S)

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all his acts.(T)
18 The Lord is near all who call out to him,
all who call out to him with integrity.(U)
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry for help and saves them.(V)
20 The Lord guards all those who love him,
but he destroys all the wicked.(W)
21 My mouth will declare the Lord’s praise;
let every living thing
bless his holy name forever and ever.(X)


  1. 145:1 The lines of this poem form an acrostic.
  2. 145:5 LXX, Syr read They
  3. 145:5 LXX, Syr read and they will tell of
  4. 145:6 Alt Hb tradition, Jer read great deeds
  5. 145:10 Lit your
  6. 145:12 LXX, Syr, Jer; MT reads his
  7. 145:13 One Hb ms, DSS, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss omit The Lord is faithful in all his words and gracious in all his actions.
  8. 145:14 Lit bowed down
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Proverbs 18:1

18 One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires;
he rebels against all sound wisdom.

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6/26/2022 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 26th day of June, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it’s great to be here with you, it’s always special as we greet a brand-new shiny sparkly week. And just realize that there is grace for this, it’s a brand-new start and there is so much for us to discover, so much life for us to live, as we walk in the presence of our Father, and he Father’s us through this life. And it’s great to be here with you, excited for this new week out in front of us. This week we will read from the Christian Standard Bible, and of course and pick up the story where we left off, which leads us back into the book of second Kings, today chapter 9 verse 14 through 10 verse 31.


Father, we thank You for Your word, it is the Scripture that draw us together in community and so we thank You, we wouldn’t be here without the Scriptures, they’re would be not point. So, we thank You for the Scriptures in our lives and what they mean to us. And we thank You for this brand-new week, that we get to live into the Scriptures, and we get to learn from and apply to our lives, what You are saying through the word of God. And so, we thank You for that that, we invite you into every aspect of this week. May we be awake and aware and walk with you in every respect as we tell the story of this week. Come Holy Spirit we pray, in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday June 26, 2022 (NIV)

2 Kings 9:14-10:31

14 Then Jehu son of Jehoshaphat, son of Nimshi, conspired against Joram.(A) Joram and all Israel had been at Ramoth-gilead on guard against King Hazael of Aram. 15 But King Joram had returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds that the Arameans had inflicted on him when he fought against Aram’s King Hazael. Jehu said, “If you commanders wish to make me king,[a] then don’t let anyone escape from the city to go tell about it in Jezreel.”

Jehu Kills Joram and Ahaziah

16 Jehu got into his chariot and went to Jezreel since Joram was laid up there and King Ahaziah of Judah had gone down to visit Joram. 17 Now the watchman(B) was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s mob approaching and shouted, “I see a mob!”

Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’” (C)

18 So a horseman went to meet Jehu and said, “This is what the king asks: ‘Do you come in peace?’”

Jehu replied, “What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me.”

The watchman reported, “The messenger reached them but hasn’t started back.”

19 So he sent out a second horseman, who went to them and said, “This is what the king asks: ‘Do you come in peace?’”

Jehu answered, “What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me.”

20 Again the watchman reported, “He reached them but hasn’t started back. Also, the driving is like that of Jehu son of Nimshi(D)—he drives like a madman.”

21 “Get the chariot ready!” Joram shouted, and they got it ready. Then King Joram of Israel and King Ahaziah of Judah set out, each in his own chariot, and met Jehu at the plot of land of Naboth the Jezreelite.(E) 22 When Joram saw Jehu he asked, “Do you come in peace, Jehu?”

He answered, “What peace can there be as long as there is so much prostitution and sorcery from your mother Jezebel?” (F)

23 Joram turned around and fled, shouting to Ahaziah, “It’s treachery,(G) Ahaziah!”

24 Then Jehu drew his bow and shot Joram between the shoulders. The arrow went through his heart, and he slumped down in his chariot.(H) 25 Jehu said to Bidkar his aide, “Pick him up and throw him on the plot of ground belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite.(I) For remember when you and I were riding side by side behind his father Ahab, and the Lord uttered this pronouncement against him: 26 ‘As surely as I saw the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons yesterday’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘so will I repay you on this plot of land’—this is the Lord’s declaration. So now, according to the word of the Lord, pick him up and throw him on the plot of land.”(J)

27 When King Ahaziah of Judah saw what was happening, he fled up the road toward Beth-haggan. Jehu pursued him, shouting, “Shoot him too!” So they shot him in his chariot[b] at Gur Pass near Ibleam,(K) but he fled to Megiddo(L) and died there.(M) 28 Then his servants carried him to Jerusalem in a chariot and buried him in his ancestors’ tomb in the city of David.(N) 29 It was in the eleventh year of Joram son of Ahab that Ahaziah had become king over Judah.(O)

Jehu Kills Jezebel

30 When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard about it, so she painted her eyes,(P) fixed her hair,[c] and looked down from the window. 31 As Jehu entered the city gate, she said, “Do you come in peace, Zimri,(Q) killer of your master?”

32 He looked up toward the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs(R) looked down at him, 33 and he said, “Throw her down!” So they threw her down, and some of her blood splattered on the wall and on the horses, and Jehu rode over her.(S)

34 Then he went in, ate and drank, and said, “Take care of this cursed(T) woman and bury her, since she’s a king’s daughter.”(U) 35 But when they went out to bury her, they did not find anything but the skull, the feet, and the hands. 36 So they went back and told him, and he said, “This fulfills the Lord’s word that he spoke through his servant Elijah the Tishbite: ‘In the plot of land at Jezreel, the dogs will eat Jezebel’s flesh.(V) 37 Jezebel’s corpse will be like manure(W) on the surface of the ground in the plot of land at Jezreel so that no one will be able to say: This is Jezebel.’”

Jehu Kills the House of Ahab

10 Since Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria,(X) Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria to the rulers of Jezreel,(Y) to the elders, and to the guardians of Ahab’s sons,[d] saying:

Your master’s sons are with you, and you have chariots, horses, a fortified city, and weaponry, so when this letter(Z) arrives select the most qualified[e] of your master’s sons, set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.

However, they were terrified and reasoned, “Look, two kings(AA) couldn’t stand against him; how can we?”

So the overseer of the palace, the overseer of the city, the elders, and the guardians sent a message to Jehu: “We are your servants, and we will do whatever you tell us. We will not make anyone king. Do whatever you think is right.”[f](AB)

Then Jehu wrote them a second letter, saying:

If you are on my side, and if you will obey me, bring me the heads of your master’s sons[g] at this time tomorrow at Jezreel.

All seventy of the king’s sons were being cared for by the city’s prominent men. When the letter came to them, they took the king’s sons and slaughtered all seventy, put their heads in baskets, and sent them to Jehu at Jezreel. When the messenger came and told him, “They have brought the heads of the king’s sons,” the king said, “Pile them in two heaps at the entrance of the city gate until morning.”

The next morning when he went out and stood at the gate, he said to all the people, “You are innocent. It was I who conspired against my master and killed him.(AC) But who struck down all these? 10 Know, then, that not a word the Lord spoke against the house of Ahab will fail,(AD) for the Lord has done what he promised through his servant Elijah.”(AE) 11 So Jehu killed all who remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel—all his great men, close friends, and priests—leaving him no survivors.

12 Then he set out and went to Samaria. On the way, while he was at Beth-eked of the Shepherds, 13 Jehu met the relatives of King Ahaziah of Judah and asked, “Who are you?”

They answered, “We’re Ahaziah’s(AF) relatives. We’ve come down to greet the king’s sons and the queen mother’s(AG) sons.”

14 Then Jehu ordered, “Take them alive.” So they took them alive and then slaughtered them at the pit of Beth-eked—forty-two men. He didn’t spare any of them.(AH)

15 When he left there, he found Jehonadab son of Rechab(AI) coming to meet him. He greeted him and then asked, “Is your heart one with mine?” [h]

“It is,” Jehonadab replied.

Jehu said, “If it is,[i] give me your hand.”(AJ)

So he gave him his hand, and Jehu pulled him up into the chariot with him. 16 Then he said, “Come with me and see my zeal(AK) for the Lord!” So he let him ride with him in his chariot. 17 When Jehu came to Samaria, he struck down all who remained from the house of Ahab in Samaria until he had annihilated his house, according to the word of the Lord spoken to Elijah.(AL)

Jehu Kills the Baal Worshipers

18 Then Jehu brought all the people together and said to them, “Ahab served Baal(AM) a little, but Jehu will serve him a lot. 19 Now, therefore, summon to me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests.(AN) None must be missing, for I have a great sacrifice for Baal. Whoever is missing will not live.” However, Jehu was acting deceptively in order to destroy the servants of Baal. 20 Jehu commanded, “Consecrate a solemn assembly(AO) for Baal.” So they called one.

21 Then Jehu sent messengers throughout all Israel, and all the servants of Baal[j] came; no one failed to come.(AP) They entered the temple of Baal,(AQ) and it was filled from one end to the other. 22 Then he said to the custodian of the wardrobe, “Bring out the garments for all the servants of Baal.” So he brought out their garments.

23 Then Jehu and Jehonadab son of Rechab entered the temple of Baal, and Jehu said to the servants of Baal, “Look carefully to see that there are no servants of the Lord here among you—only servants of Baal.” 24 Then they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings.

Now Jehu had stationed eighty men outside, and he warned them, “Whoever allows any of the men I am placing in your hands to escape will forfeit his life for theirs.”(AR) 25 When he finished offering the burnt offering, Jehu said to the guards and officers, “Go in and kill them. Don’t let anyone out.”(AS) So they struck them down with the sword. Then the guards and officers threw the bodies out and went into the inner room of the temple of Baal. 26 They brought out the pillar of the temple of Baal and burned it, 27 and they tore down the pillar(AT) of Baal. Then they tore down the temple of Baal and made it a latrine(AU)—which it still is today.

Evaluation of Jehu’s Reign

28 Jehu eliminated Baal worship from Israel, 29 but he did not turn away from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit—worshiping the gold calves that were in Bethel and Dan.(AV) 30 Nevertheless, the Lord said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in carrying out what is right in my sight and have done to the house of Ahab all that was in my heart, four generations of your sons will sit on the throne of Israel.”(AW)

31 Yet Jehu was not careful to follow the instruction of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins that Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.


  1. 9:15 Lit “If your desire exists
  2. 9:27 LXX, Syr, Vg; MT omits So they shot him
  3. 9:30 Lit made her head pleasing
  4. 10:1 LXX; MT reads of Ahab
  5. 10:3 Lit the good and the upright
  6. 10:5 Lit Do what is good in your eyes
  7. 10:6 Lit heads of the men of the sons of your master
  8. 10:15 Lit heart upright like my heart is with your heart
  9. 10:15 LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads mine?” Jehonadab said, “It is and it is
  10. 10:21 LXX adds—all his priests and all his prophets
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Acts 17

A Short Ministry in Thessalonica

17 After they passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica,(A) where there was a Jewish synagogue. As usual, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,(B) explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and rise from the dead: “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah.”(C) Some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, including a large number of God-fearing Greeks, as well as a number of the leading women.(D)

Riot in the City

But the Jews became jealous, and they brought together some wicked men from the marketplace, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. Attacking Jason’s house, they searched for them to bring them out to the public assembly.(E) When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too, and Jason has welcomed them. They are all acting contrary to Caesar’s decrees,(F) saying that there is another king—Jesus.”(G) The crowd and city officials who heard these things were upset. After taking a security bond from Jason and the others, they released them.

The Bereans Search the Scriptures

10 As soon as it was night, the brothers and sisters sent Paul and Silas away to Berea.(H) Upon arrival, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 The people here were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, since they received the word with eagerness and examined[a] the Scriptures(I) daily to see if these things were so. 12 Consequently, many of them believed, including a number of the prominent Greek women as well as men. 13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul at Berea, they came there too, agitating and upsetting[b] the crowds. 14 Then the brothers and sisters immediately sent Paul away to go to the coast, but Silas and Timothy(J) stayed on there. 15 Those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving instructions for Silas and Timothy to come to him as quickly as possible, they departed.(K)

Paul in Athens

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed when he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with those who worshiped God, as well as in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.(L) 18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also debated with him. Some said, “What is this ignorant show-off[c] trying to say?”

Others replied, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign deities”—because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.(M)

19 They took him and brought him to the Areopagus,[d] and said, “May we learn about this new teaching you are presenting?(N) 20 Because what you say sounds strange to us, and we want to know what these things mean.” 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners residing there spent their time on nothing else but telling or hearing something new.

The Areopagus Address

22 Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus and said, “People of Athens! I see that you are extremely religious in every respect. 23 For as I was passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed, ‘To an Unknown God.’ Therefore, what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it(O)—he is Lord of heaven and earth(P)—does not live in shrines made by hands.(Q) 25 Neither is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything,(R) since he himself gives everyone life and breath and all things.(S) 26 From one man[e] he has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live.(T) 27 He did this so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.(U) 28 For in him we live and move and have our being, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his offspring.’(V) 29 Since, then, we are God’s offspring, we shouldn’t think that the divine nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image fashioned by human art and imagination.(W)

30 “Therefore, having overlooked(X) the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has set a day when he is going to judge the world in righteousness by the man he has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”(Y)

32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him, but others said, “We’d like to hear from you again about this.” 33 So Paul left their presence. 34 However, some people joined him and believed, including Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.


  1. 17:11 Or asked about
  2. 17:13 Other mss omit and upsetting
  3. 17:18 Lit this seed picker
  4. 17:19 Or Mars Hill
  5. 17:26 Other mss read blood
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Psalm 144

Psalm 144

A King’s Prayer

Of David.

Blessed be the Lord, my rock(A)
who trains my hands for battle
and my fingers for warfare.(B)
He is my faithful love and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer.
He is my shield,(C) and I take refuge in him;(D)
he subdues my people[a] under me.(E)

Lord, what is a human that you care for him,
a son of man[b] that you think of him?(F)
A human is like a breath;
his days are like a passing shadow.(G)

Lord, part your heavens and come down.(H)
Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.(I)
Flash your lightning and scatter the foe;[c]
shoot your arrows and rout them.(J)
Reach down[d] from on high;(K)
rescue me from deep water, and set me free
from the grasp of foreigners(L)
whose mouths speak lies,
whose right hands are deceptive.(M)

God, I will sing a new song to you;
I will play on a ten-stringed harp for you(N)
10 the one who gives victory to kings,
who frees his servant David
from the deadly sword.(O)
11 Set me free and rescue me
from foreigners(P)
whose mouths speak lies,
whose right hands are deceptive.(Q)

12 Then our sons will be like plants
nurtured in their youth,
our daughters, like corner pillars
that are carved in the palace style.(R)
13 Our storehouses will be full,
supplying all kinds of produce;(S)
our flocks will increase by thousands
and tens of thousands in our open fields.(T)
14 Our cattle will be well fed.[e]
There will be no breach in the walls,
no going into captivity,[f]
and no cry of lament in our public squares.(U)
15 Happy are the people with such blessings.
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.(V)


  1. 144:2 Some Hb mss, DSS, Aq, Syr, Tg, Jer read subdues peoples; 2Sm 22:48; Ps 18:47
  2. 144:3 Or a mere mortal
  3. 144:6 Lit scatter them
  4. 144:7 Lit down your hands
  5. 144:14 Or will bear heavy loads, or will be pregnant
  6. 144:14 Or be no plague, no miscarriage
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Proverbs 17:27-28

27 The one who has knowledge restrains his words,(A)
and one who keeps a cool head[a]
is a person of understanding.

28 Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent—
discerning, when he seals his lips.(B)


  1. 17:27 Lit spirit
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