05/31/2023 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 17:1-29, John 19:23-42, Psalms 119:129-152, Proverbs 16:12-13

Today is the 31st day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it’s great to be here with you today as we bring to a close another one of our months together and we will finish strong and begin the next month. Tomorrow strong taking the next step or like we do every day. But here we are at the conclusion of five months together. Congratulations on that. So let’s step forward and take the next step together that will lead us back into the book of second Samuel, where we are continuing to work through and understand King David’s life, David is in a heap of distress at this point, his son Absalom is trying to take over the country overthrow his father take over the kingship and there is a battle brewing. So today second Samuel chapter 17.


Okay. So, in the life of King David today in second Samuel, we see that things are continuing to heat up. There is a battle brewing. The lines are being drawn and we see that David’s previous advisors are advising Absalom, David’s son who is trying to take over, and we see that Ahithophel’s advice, which was good advice according to the Scriptures, was not taken and Hushai who was loyal to David, his advice was taken. So, he was able to get word to David and eventually David was able to cross the Jordan River to safety for the time being. We’ll obviously continue…continue the drama as we continue the days forward.

And then as we end this month, the month of May in the gospel of John, the final gospel that we are just about done with we are faced with the crucifixion and the death of Jesus. And I’ve…we’ve already mentioned this. This is the last time we move through this story because we’re moving forward from John into the book of Acts and that begins the story of the church era. That begins everything that happens next. So, here we are, and Jesus is hanging suspended between heaven and earth nailed to a cross. Soldiers are throwing dice for his clothes. His mom is there and the disciple that Jesus loved, which we believe to be John. And Jesus takes care of his mom by assigning her to the disciple that he loved. And he took her into his home and took care of her. And, so, he took care of His mom. In the final moments of this agony, His agonized life that is literally pouring out of his body and dripping to the ground is also heroic to think of Mary the mother of Jesus, not willing to abandon her son. Even though that what …what she had to endure, what she had to see would’ve torn her heart into…I don’t know it’s like a million pieces. It would’ve been agony, which she…she didn’t leave Him and He didn’t leave her. And then today we reached those famous words, “it is finished” or it is accomplished. Jesus bowed His head and died. His heart stopped beating. He died. And of course the religious leaders who had organized all of this terribleness, Passover’s coming, and they…they gotta get to that celebration. Sabbath is coming. They gotta get these bodies off the cross before sundown because the Sabbath is coming in and its Passover and so they’re pretty concerned with all of this. So, the two thieves and legs are broken so that they would suffocate and die quicker. Jesus was already dead. So, just to be sure He was pierced. And we have Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus…Nic…Nicodemus, one of the members of the high Council approaching pilot getting the body of Jesus and laying it in an unused tomb. They were laying it in this unused tomb nearby where the crucifixion took place because of the…because of the Sabbath. Like, they were…it was a temporary thing. They were gonna put his body in this tomb, and then after the Sabbath is over they’d figure out …figure out what to do. It’s just that Jesus wasn't…He just needed it for a minute. Like He didn’t need it for that long. He wasn’t gonna to need a permanent final resting place. He was going to rise and that is the hope of the gospel. That is our hope. And as we begin the month of June tomorrow we are able to read of that hope and continue this story and read of the resurrection of Jesus. But now, as we end this month as we pass through this one last time we think back all the way to the first day of the year as we opened the gospel of Matthew and read the genealogy of Jesus, and about his birth, all the way until now we have been traveling each day through the Gospels walking alongside Jesus getting to know His personality and understand wat kind of a person He was and what He was trying to reveal to humanity. All of the miles that he walked through the dust with His friends imparting truth to them, teaching them how to have eyes to see and ears to hear. When we think about His kindness toward the children, His kindness toward the downtrodden and the misfits and the outcasts. And then we come back to this body hanging from across and we realize the injustice of it all. And then we realize the willingness to take the injustice upon Himself and remove sin from the world. This is why we have hope, and this is how we are supposed to live, in honor of this sacrifice. And, so, may we think today at some point, or maybe all day. May it linger with us today that we are standing here as we are today righteous before God, and it costs something and that cost was the sacrifice of Jesus. And may we have grateful and humble hearts.


Jesus, we thank You. And we’ve said this so many times. Thank You. And we’ve said so many times how thank You falls flat. It’s our lives lived in service and love in collaboration in the dance of life with You that is what You were after. And, so, we run to You. We trust You. We adore You. We worship You. And we ask that You lead us in the way that we should go, that we might have eyes to see and ears to hear, and that our lives may honor You in all that we do and think and say. We pray this in Your name. You make this all possible. Without You we can do nothing. And, so, we are grateful today that You have empowered us, forgiven us, and made us righteous. We pray this in Your name. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday May 31, 2023 (NIV)

2 Samuel 17

17 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will set out in pursuit of David tonight. I will attack him while he is weary and discouraged,[a] throw him into a panic, and all the people with him will scatter. I will strike down only the king(A) and bring all the people back to you. When everyone returns except the man you’re looking for, all[b] the people will be at peace.” This proposal seemed right to Absalom and all the elders of Israel.

Then Absalom said, “Summon Hushai the Archite also. Let’s hear what he has to say as well.”

So Hushai came to Absalom, and Absalom told him, “Ahithophel offered this proposal. Should we carry out his proposal? If not, what do you say?”

Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given this time is not good.” Hushai continued, “You know your father and his men. They are warriors and are desperate like a wild bear robbed of her cubs.(B) Your father is an experienced soldier who won’t spend the night with the people. He’s probably already hiding in one of the caves[c] or some other place. If some of our troops fall[d] first, someone is sure to hear and say, ‘There’s been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.’ 10 Then, even a brave man with the heart of a lion(C) will lose heart[e] because all Israel knows that your father and the valiant men with him are warriors. 11 Instead, I advise that all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba—as numerous as the sand by the sea(D)—be gathered to you and that you personally go into battle. 12 Then we will attack David wherever we find him, and we will descend on him like dew on the ground. Not even one will be left—neither he nor any of the men with him. 13 If he retreats to some city, all Israel will bring ropes to that city, and we will drag its stones[f] into the valley until not even a pebble can be found there.” 14 Since the Lord had decreed(E) that Ahithophel’s good advice be undermined(F) in order to bring about Absalom’s ruin, Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel’s advice.”

David Informed of Absalom’s Plans

15 Hushai then told the priests Zadok and Abiathar, “This is what[g] Ahithophel advised Absalom and the elders of Israel, and this is what[h] I advised. 16 Now send someone quickly and tell David, ‘Don’t spend the night at the wilderness ford,[i] but be sure to cross over the Jordan,[j](G) or the king and all the people with him will be devoured.’”

17 Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En-rogel, where a servant girl would come and pass along information to them. They in turn would go and inform King David, because they dared not be seen entering the city. 18 However, a young man did see them and informed Absalom. So the two left quickly and came to the house of a man in Bahurim. He had a well in his courtyard, and they climbed down into it. 19 Then his wife took the cover, placed it over the mouth of the well, and scattered grain on it so nobody would know anything.

20 Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house and asked, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?”

“They passed by toward the water,”[k] the woman replied to them. The men searched but did not find them, so they returned to Jerusalem.

21 After they had gone, Ahimaaz and Jonathan climbed out of the well and went and informed King David. They told him, “Get up and immediately ford the river, for Ahithophel has given this advice against you.” 22 So David and all the people with him got up and crossed the Jordan. By daybreak, there was no one who had not crossed the Jordan.

23 When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his house in order and hanged himself.(H) So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

24 David had arrived at Mahanaim by the time Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel. 25 Now Absalom had appointed Amasa(I) over the army in Joab’s place. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra[l] the Israelite;[m](J) Ithra had married Abigail daughter of Nahash.[n] Abigail was a sister to Zeruiah, Joab’s mother. 26 And Israel and Absalom camped in the land of Gilead. 27 When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash(K) from Rabbah(L) of the Ammonites, Machir son of Ammiel from Lo-debar,(M) and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim(N) 28 brought beds, basins,[o] and pottery items. They also brought wheat, barley, flour, roasted grain, beans, lentils,[p] 29 honey, curds, sheep, goats, and cheese[q] from the herd for David and the people with him to eat. They had reasoned, “The people must be hungry, exhausted, and thirsty in the wilderness.”


  1. 17:2 Lit and weak of hands
  2. 17:3 LXX reads to you as a bride returns to her husband. You seek the life of only one man, and all
  3. 17:9 Or pits, or ravines
  4. 17:9 Lit And it will be when a falling on them at
  5. 17:10 Lit melt
  6. 17:13 Lit drag it
  7. 17:15 Lit “Like this and like this
  8. 17:15 Lit and like this and like this
  9. 17:16 Some Hb mss; MT reads plains
  10. 17:16 the Jordan supplied for clarity
  11. 17:20 Or brook; Hb obscure
  12. 17:25 Or Jether
  13. 17:25 Some LXX mss read Ishmaelite
  14. 17:25 Some LXX mss read Jesse
  15. 17:28 LXX reads brought 10 embroidered beds with double coverings, 10 vessels
  16. 17:28 LXX, Syr; MT adds roasted grain
  17. 17:29 Hb obscure
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John 19:23-42

23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts, a part for each soldier. They also took the tunic, which was seamless, woven in one piece from the top. 24 So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it, to see who gets it.” This happened that the Scripture(A) might be fulfilled(B) that says: They divided my clothes among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.[a](C) This is what the soldiers did.

Jesus’s Provision for His Mother

25 Standing(D) by the cross(E) of Jesus were his mother,(F) his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.(G) 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved(H) standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

The Finished Work of Jesus

28 After(I) this, when Jesus knew that everything was now finished(J) that the Scripture might be fulfilled, he said, “I’m thirsty.”(K) 29 A jar full of sour wine was sitting there; so they fixed a sponge full of sour wine on a hyssop branch(L) and held it up to his mouth.

30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished.”(M) Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.(N)

Jesus’s Side Pierced

31 Since it was the preparation day,(O) the Jews did not want the bodies(P) to remain on the cross(Q) on the Sabbath(R) (for that Sabbath was a special[b] day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away.(S) 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and of the other one who had been crucified with him. 33 When they came to Jesus, they did not break his legs since they saw that he was already dead.(T) 34 But one of the soldiers pierced(U) his side(V) with a spear, and at once blood and water(W) came out. 35 He who saw this has testified(X) so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth.(Y) 36 For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled:(Z) Not one of his bones will be broken.[c](AA) 37 Also, another Scripture says: They will look at the one they pierced.[d](AB)

Jesus’s Burial

38 After(AC) this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’s body.(AD) Pilate gave him permission; so he came and took his body away. 39 Nicodemus(AE) (who had previously come to him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about seventy-five pounds[e] of myrrh and aloes. 40 They took Jesus’s body(AF) and wrapped it in linen cloths(AG) with the fragrant spices, according to the burial(AH) custom of the Jews. 41 There was a garden in the place where he was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been placed in it. 42 They placed Jesus there because of the Jewish day of preparation and since the tomb was nearby.


  1. 19:24 Ps 22:18
  2. 19:31 Lit great
  3. 19:36 Ex 12:46; Nm 9:12; Ps 34:20
  4. 19:37 Zch 12:10
  5. 19:39 Lit a hundred litrai; a Roman litrai = 12 ounces
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Psalm 119:129-152

פ Pe

129 Your decrees are wondrous;(A)
therefore I obey them.(B)
130 The revelation of your words(C) brings light
and gives understanding to the inexperienced.(D)
131 I open my mouth and pant(E)
because I long for your commands.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,(F)
as is your practice toward those who love your name.
133 Make my steps steady through your promise;(G)
don’t let any sin dominate me.(H)
134 Redeem me from human oppression,(I)
and I will keep your precepts.
135 Make your face shine on your servant,(J)
and teach me your statutes.(K)
136 My eyes pour out streams of tears(L)
because people do not follow your instruction.

צ Tsade

137 You are righteous, Lord,(M)
and your judgments are just.
138 The decrees you issue are righteous
and altogether trustworthy.(N)
139 My anger overwhelms me
because my foes forget your words.(O)
140 Your word is completely pure,(P)
and your servant loves it.(Q)
141 I am insignificant and despised,(R)
but I do not forget your precepts.(S)
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
and your instruction is true.(T)
143 Trouble and distress have overtaken me,
but your commands are my delight.(U)
144 Your decrees are righteous forever.(V)
Give me understanding, and I will live.

ק Qoph

145 I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord.
I will obey your statutes.(W)
146 I call to you; save me,
and I will keep your decrees.(X)
147 I rise before dawn and cry out for help;(Y)
I put my hope in your word.
148 I am awake through each watch of the night
to meditate on your promise.(Z)
149 In keeping with your faithful love, hear my voice.
Lord, give me life in keeping with your justice.(AA)
150 Those who pursue evil plans[a](AB) come near;
they are far from your instruction.
151 You are near, Lord,(AC)
and all your commands are true.(AD)
152 Long ago I learned from your decrees
that you have established them forever.(AE)


  1. 119:150 Some Hb mss, LXX, Sym, Jer read who maliciously persecute me
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Proverbs 16:12-13

12 Wicked behavior is detestable to kings,(A)
since a throne is established through righteousness.(B)

13 Righteous lips are a king’s delight,
and he loves one who speaks honestly.

Cross references:

  1. 16:12 : Pr 31:3–5
  2. 16:12 : Ps 101; Pr 25:5
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5/30/2023 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 15:23-16:23, John 18:25-19:22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs 16:10-11

Today is the 30th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is fantastic to be here with you today as we gather around the Global Campfire where everything is peaceful and serene, and we all have a place and we’ve gathered to take the next step forward together. And so, that’s exactly what we will do. Our next step leads us back into the book of Second Samuel. We are learning of the reign of King David. We have learned some of the darker passages of David’s reign and life, and some of the decisions that he’s made that have undermined his leadership and really undermined so much in his own family. So much so, that where we left off yesterday is that David’s son Absalom, has going to Hebron and is essentially gathering an army to overthrow his father, King David. David has heard the news and has…has decided to go back on the run. It’s something that he knows, he had to run for his life from King Saul and now it’s as if he has to run from his life from his own son. And so, David is leaving Jerusalem, with the anticipation that Absalom is coming to try to take over Jerusalem. And so, let’s pick up the story, Second Samuel chapter 15 verse 23 through 16 verse 23.


Okay, so, clearly in Second Samuel, the…the que by Absalom to overthrow his father, King David, is underway, and Absalom is in Jerusalem. And he has advisors and David has some people planted to try to give him information. While some of David’s advisors and people have gone over to Absalom and become loyal to him. Some of the advice to get the rest of the people on board with the fact that Absalom and David would not be reconciling and that there is a new king in town and his name is Absalom. The idea was to go to the concubines of David erect a tent, have sex with the concubines in front of everybody and that would let everybody know that there is no turning back. There will not be reconciliation between the king and his son. And so that’s what Absalom does. That’s kind of where we are. And we’ll continue the story tomorrow.

And then…then today in the Gospel of John, we have reached the point, the point that we have reached for the final time on our journey this year through the Scriptures, and that is the final retelling in the Gospel of John of Jesus arrest and trial and crucifixion. And that's…that’s where we leave things. Jesus has been nailed to a cross and we heard the venom coming from the people that were incited against Him, yelling that He be crucified away with Him. He is not our King, away with Him. We have no king but Caesar, crucify Him. That hatred and rage aimed at God, the creator of life. And we can watch Jesus go to the cross willingly and we can say, He just took all that, He didn’t retaliate against it at all. Yes, that is what He did. He took it upon Himself and took it to the cross. But lest we think that He didn’t retaliate, we would be mistaken. He retaliated by offering forgiveness to those who were killing Him and everyone else, including you, including me. And so, what looked like utter defeat, was victory and that mystery is something that we get to talk about when we get into the letters of the Apostle Paul, out in front of us yet. But we’re here, in this moment and Jesus has been nailed to the cross and we will not go through this story again. And so, let us allow it to be in our hearts today, something that we consider. And when we are pressed to retaliate today, may we remember what we’ve read, may we remember what Jesus did, and may we consider retaliating through forgiveness, a counterintuitive way of restoration that can be miraculous.


So, Jesus, we thank You, we thank You. What else can we say, we say we thank You for the cross, thank You for the work that You did, we thank You for the example that you set, we thank You for the rescue of our soul, we thank You for eternal life, we thank You for hope, we thank You for today, we thank You for the next breath. We can thank You, as long as we can think. But it all boils back down to just, thank You because it’s so much and so good and so overwhelming, and so beyond anything we can ever repay, that our lives hum with Your presence and that Your Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. It’s beyond comprehension, and so it really does boil down to thank You. May our lives give You honor, may we serve You well, may we make You proud today. We ask in Your name, by Your power, through Your authority, because without You, we can do nothing anyway. So, thank You, may we honor You today. We pray in Your name. Amen.


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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey, DAB Family. This is your sister Ashlee from California. And it is Friday, May 26th 2023 and I, we just listened to Brian talk about Jesus’s last words. And in John 15 where it talks about abiding in the Lord. And Jesus calls us His friends and we, it talks about like, we shall be His friends by obeying Him. But I just wanna praise God and just say, what a friend we have in Jesus. He bares all of our sins, He wants to hear us, He wants us to turn our eyes upon Him. Because then the things of this world go strangely dim. But I also wanted to come on here because the prayer requests from today. Susan, the lady trusting in Jesus who is a brand new listener, who’s life is falling apart. Bridgett, Be Filled Bridgett, you guys, I am, I am coming off of a really hard night myself. Jackson, and I had to go to the hospital twice yesterday. And God is so good. But I just, I am praying for you all and I’m gonna pray, actually I’m gonna pray right now. I’m gonna say oh, dear Jesus, thank You so much for a new day. Thank You for sustaining us and I thank You for this community. I thank You that we are not alone and we can come together, that we’re never alone because You are our helper. And we know Lord, that Your promises are true and that we can stand upon them. And that You will help us to persevere, no matter what it looks like. It’s in Your name that we pray and we place our hope, Jesus. Amen. I love you, DAB Family. And I am praying with you and for you. Bye.

Hello, this is Kendall Weaver speaking from Los Angeles, California. I’ve been listening to Daily Audio Bible for about a year. This is my very first time speaking into the prayer and community prayer. And I just wanted to have a special prayer that I passed my life insurance exam tomorrow, which will be May 27th. And I also wanted to pray for, you know, just dealing with my autism that I have. I’ve heard of different people talking about mental illness and schizophrenia, stuff like that. Something that you definitely have to deal with on a daily basis. I just wanted to pray that I overcome my insecurities and that I become the man that God has called me to be. And that I also find a, you know, a Godly woman, one of these days, that she understands that I’m able to lead the family and lead her as well, as the Bible says to do. As it says, you know, love your wife as Christ loved the church. And all those things. So, just wanted to, you know, have my prayer request and hopefully it gets answered and hopefully things happen. Thank you.

Hey fam, it’s Spark from Texas. I’m a actually up here in New York, New York, as ya’ll would say. But we’re messing around, bear tracking and but anyway, how goes it? We’re listening to Daily right now and I just really wanted to put this out there. Like, I remember the first year I went through this and DAB. I listened to David and he was…he was somebody that just, I strove to be like. To have that energy, that passion, that…that good heart. And that’s, I loved it. I couldn’t get enough of it. And I’m sitting up here, my buddies are in there napping. And I got my headphones in out here and I got a day or two behind and I was like, nah, dudes I gotta step out and kind of do my thing, you know. And out here listening to the Bible, and I’m like, man, how much has my life changed in these years. No longer do I sit there and look at David as somebody that was terribly troubled but here I am. Here I am, doing well. And we don’t ever think we’re doing well but where we’re you at before you found God like David found God, and just fell in love with Him and said I can’t do anything without You. That’s how I feel, right now. But God. I love you.

Hello, DAB Family. This is Mark, the baby doctor from Dayton, Ohio. I wanted to call in and pray for few requests that really are weighing heavy on my heart. Susan from Canada, you said your son has had a very difficult cancer journey and a surgery has left him without some ribs and now a cough has causing him some extreme pain and I wanna pray for him, Lord Jesus. I wanna pray that this cough would be healed, in the name of Jesus right now. I give you Jeremiah 30:17 for I will restore health to you and your wounds, I will heal, declare the Lord. And I pray healing on those wounds and total restoration for him. Trusting in Jesus, oh my. I heard about your mom in Hospice and your sister with ovarian cancer. And now, what you are facing and yes, we are praying for both of those situations, for healing, for God’s presence. And for you, Trusting in Jesus, I give you Isaiah 46:4 I am he who will sustain you, I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Trust in the Lord that He will be there as we continue to lift you up. And finally, I didn’t catch the name, but I believe a mother called in with a 8-year-old who might be battling some mental illness. And in the name of Jesus, I…I pray for that little girl, that her mind would be restored. And I give you Psalm 30, oh Lord my God, I cried out to You for help and You healed me. So, just cry out to the Lord with her for help and He will heal. In Jesus name. Thank you, all.

DAB Family, last November, I asked you for prayers for my wife, who was hospitalized with an aggressive abdominal infection. After two emergency surgeries and 72 days in the hospital, she was sent home with both an ileostomy and colostomy to recover. My praise today is that earlier this week, my wife underwent a planned surgery, to take down the ileostomy. I praise God for answered prayers. During this same period, my granddaughter was brought into this world at just under 24 weeks and weighing only 15 oz as a result of an emergency c section to save my daughters-in-law life. Little Win has thrived as a super preemie, until about a month ago. As her body has grown, her lungs have not been able to keep up. After a month of decline, little Win had to be intubated to give her lungs a chance to keep up and to better manage her blood gas levels. We have a, we’ve had thousands of prayer warriors praying for Little Win and I ask my DAB Family, to join me in praying for little Win today. Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that the Holy Spirit would breathe life into Win’s delicate lungs so that they may thrive as the rest of her body has. Heavenly Father, be with both Win and her parents, through this very difficult time. Lord, it’s in Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday May 30, 2023 (NIV)

2 Samuel 15:23-16

23 Everyone in the countryside was weeping loudly while all the people were marching out of the city. As the king was crossing the Kidron Valley, all the people were marching past on the road that leads to the wilderness.

24 Zadok was also there, and all the Levites with him were carrying the ark of the covenant of God. They set the ark of God down, and Abiathar offered sacrifices[a] until the people had finished marching past.(A) 25 Then the king instructed Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city.(B) If I find favor with the Lord, he will bring me back and allow me to see both it and its[b] dwelling place.(C) 26 However, if he should say, ‘I do not delight in you,’ then here I am—he can do with me whatever pleases him.”[c](D)

27 The king also said to the priest Zadok,(E) “Look,[d] return to the city in peace and your two sons with you: your son Ahimaaz and Abiathar’s son Jonathan. 28 Remember, I’ll wait at the fords[e] of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.” 29 So Zadok and Abiathar returned the ark of God to Jerusalem and stayed there.

30 David was climbing the slope of the Mount of Olives,(F) weeping as he ascended. His head was covered,(G) and he was walking barefoot.(H) All of the people with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they ascended.

31 Then someone reported to David, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.”

Lord,” David pleaded, “please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!” (I)

32 When David came to the summit where he used to worship God, Hushai the Archite(J) was there to meet him with his robe torn and dust on his head. 33 David said to him, “If you go away with me, you’ll be a burden to me, 34 but if you return to the city and tell Absalom, ‘I will be your servant, Your Majesty! Previously, I was your father’s servant, but now I will be your servant,’ then you can counteract Ahithophel’s counsel for me. 35 Won’t the priests Zadok and Abiathar be there with you? Report everything you hear from the palace to the priests Zadok and Abiathar. 36 Take note: their two sons are there with them—Zadok’s son Ahimaaz and Abiathar’s son Jonathan. Send them to tell me everything you hear.” 37 So Hushai,(K) David’s personal adviser, entered Jerusalem just as Absalom was entering the city.

Ziba Helps David

16 When David had gone a little beyond the summit,[f] Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant,(L) was right there to meet him. He had a pair of saddled donkeys loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred bunches of summer fruit, and a clay jar of wine. The king said to Ziba, “Why do you have these?”

Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride, the bread and summer fruit are for the young men to eat, and the wine is for those to drink who become exhausted in the wilderness.”

“Where is your master’s grandson?” the king asked.

“Why, he’s staying in Jerusalem,” Ziba replied to the king, “for he said, ‘Today, the house of Israel will restore my grandfather’s kingdom to me.’”(M)

The king said to Ziba, “All that belongs to Mephibosheth is now yours!” (N)

“I bow before you,” Ziba said. “May I find favor with you, my lord the king!”

Shimei Curses David

When King David got to Bahurim, a man belonging to the family of the house of Saul was just coming out.(O) His name was Shimei son of Gera,(P) and he was yelling curses as he approached. He threw stones at David and at all the royal[g] servants, the people and the warriors on David’s right and left. Shimei said as he cursed, “Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, you wicked man!(Q) The Lord has paid you back for all the blood of the house of Saul in whose place you became king, and the Lord has handed the kingdom over to your son Absalom. Look, you are in trouble because you’re a man of bloodshed!”

Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog(R) curse my lord the king?(S) Let me go over and remove his head!”

10 The king replied, “Sons of Zeruiah, do we agree on anything?(T) He curses(U) me this way because the Lord[h] told him, ‘Curse David!’ (V) Therefore, who can say, ‘Why did you do that?’” 11 Then David said to Abishai and all his servants, “Look, my own son, my own flesh and blood,[i] intends to take my life(W)—how much more now this Benjaminite! Leave him alone and let him curse me; the Lord has told him to. 12 Perhaps the Lord will see my affliction[j] and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei’s curses today.” 13 So David and his men proceeded along the road as Shimei was going along the ridge of the hill opposite him. As Shimei went, he cursed David, threw stones at him, and kicked up dust. 14 Finally, the king and all the people with him arrived[k] exhausted, so they rested there.

Absalom’s Advisers

15 Now Absalom and all the Israelites came to Jerusalem. Ahithophel was also with him. 16 When David’s friend Hushai the Archite came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, “Long live the king! Long live the king!” (X)

17 “Is this your loyalty to your friend?” Absalom asked Hushai. “Why didn’t you go with your friend?”

18 “Not at all,” Hushai answered Absalom. “I am on the side of the one that the Lord, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen. I will stay with him. 19 Furthermore, whom will I serve if not his son? As I served in your father’s presence, I will also serve in yours.”(Y)

20 Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give me your advice. What should we do?”

21 Ahithophel replied to Absalom, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace.(Z) When all Israel hears that you have become repulsive to your father, everyone with you will be encouraged.”[l] 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.(AA)

23 Now the advice Ahithophel gave in those days was like someone asking about a word from God(AB)—such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel’s advice.


  1. 15:24 Or Abiathar went up
  2. 15:25 Or his
  3. 15:26 Lit me what is good in his eyes
  4. 15:27 LXX; MT reads “Are you a seer?
  5. 15:28 Alt Hb tradition reads plains
  6. 16:1 = Mount of Olives
  7. 16:6 Lit all King David’s
  8. 16:10 Alt Hb tradition reads If he curses, and if the Lord
  9. 16:11 Lit son who came from my belly
  10. 16:12 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Vg; one Hb tradition reads iniquity; alt Hb tradition reads eyes; another Hb tradition reads will look with his eye
  11. 16:14 LXX adds at the Jordan
  12. 16:21 Lit father, the hands of everyone with you will be strong
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John 18:25-19:22

Peter Denies Jesus Twice More

25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said to him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”

He denied it and said, “I am not.”

26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, said, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?” 27 Peter denied it again. Immediately a rooster crowed.(A)

Jesus before Pilate

28 Then(B) they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters.(C) It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover.

29 So Pilate(D) came out to them and said, “What charge(E) do you bring against this man?”

30 They answered him, “If this man weren’t a criminal,[a] we wouldn’t have handed him over to you.”

31 Pilate told them, “You take him and judge him according to your law.”

“It’s not legal for us to put anyone to death,” the Jews declared. 32 They said this so that Jesus’s words might be fulfilled indicating what kind of death he was going to die.(F)

33 Then Pilate went back into the headquarters, summoned Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” (G)

34 Jesus answered, “Are you asking this on your own, or have others told you about me?”

35 “I’m not a Jew, am I?” Pilate replied. “Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?”

36 “My kingdom(H) is not of this world,” said Jesus. “If my kingdom were of this world,(I) my servants(J) would fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But as it is,[b] my kingdom is not from here.”(K)

37 “You are a king then?” Pilate asked.

“You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world(L) for this: to testify(M) to the truth.(N) Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

38 “What is truth?” said Pilate.

Jesus or Barabbas

After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no grounds(O) for charging him. 39 You(P) have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at the Passover. So, do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”

40 They shouted back, “Not this man, but Barabbas!” (Q) Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.[c](R)

Jesus Flogged and Mocked

19 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers also twisted together a crown(S) of thorns, put it on his head, and clothed him in a purple robe. And they kept coming up to him(T) and saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” and were slapping his face.

Pilate went outside again and said to them, “Look, I’m bringing him out to you to let you know I find no grounds(U) for charging him.” Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe.(V) Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” (W)

Pilate Sentences Jesus to Death

When the chief priests and the temple servants[d] saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”

Pilate responded, “Take him and crucify him yourselves, since I find no grounds for charging him.”

“We have a law,” the Jews replied to him, “and according to that law he ought to die,(X) because he made himself the Son of God.”(Y)

When Pilate heard this statement, he was more afraid than ever. He went back into the headquarters(Z) and asked Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus did not give him an answer.(AA) 10 So Pilate said to him, “Do you refuse to speak to me? Don’t you know that I have the authority to release you and the authority to crucify you?”

11 “You would have no authority over me at all,” Jesus answered him, “if it hadn’t been given you from above. This is why the one who handed me over to you has the greater sin.”(AB)

12 From that moment Pilate kept trying[e] to release him. But the Jews shouted, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar’s friend. Anyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar!”

13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside. He sat down on the judge’s seat in a place called the Stone Pavement (but in Aramaic,[f] Gabbatha). 14 It was the preparation day for the Passover, and it was about noon.[g] Then he told the Jews, “Here is your king!”

15 They shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”

Pilate said to them, “Should I crucify your king?”

“We have no king but Caesar!” the chief priests answered.

16 Then he handed him over to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

Then they took Jesus away.[h] 17 Carrying(AC) the cross by himself,(AD) he went out to what is called Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him and two others with him, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate also had a sign made and put on the cross. It said: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city,(AE) and it was written in Aramaic, Latin, and Greek. 21 So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Don’t write, ‘The king of the Jews,’(AF) but that he said, ‘I am the king of the Jews.’”

22 Pilate replied, “What I have written, I have written.”


  1. 18:30 Lit an evil doer
  2. 18:36 Or But now
  3. 18:40 Or robber; see Jn 10:1,8 for the same Gk word used here
  4. 19:6 Or temple police, or officers
  5. 19:12 Lit Pilate was trying
  6. 19:13 Or Hebrew, also in vv. 17,20
  7. 19:14 Lit about the sixth hour
  8. 19:16 Other mss add and led him out
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Psalm 119:113-128

ס Samek

113 I hate those who are double-minded,(A)
but I love your instruction.(B)
114 You are my shelter and my shield;(C)
I put my hope in your word.(D)
115 Depart from me,(E) you evil ones,
so that I may obey my God’s commands.(F)
116 Sustain me as you promised,(G) and I will live;
do not let me be ashamed of my hope.(H)
117 Sustain me so that I can be safe(I)
and always be concerned about your statutes.(J)
118 You reject all who stray from your statutes,(K)
for their deceit is a lie.
119 You remove all the wicked on earth
as if they were[a] dross from metal;(L)
therefore, I love your decrees.(M)
120 I tremble[b] in awe of you;(N)
I fear your judgments.

ע Ayin

121 I have done what is just and right;(O)
do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee your servant’s well-being;(P)
do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes grow weary(Q) looking for your salvation
and for your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant based on your faithful love;(R)
teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant;(S) give me understanding(T)
so that I may know your decrees.
126 It is time for the Lord to act,(U)
for they have violated your instruction.
127 Since I love your commands(V)
more than gold, even the purest gold,
128 I carefully follow all your precepts(W)
and hate every false way.(X)


  1. 119:119 Some Hb mss, DSS, LXX, Aq, Sym, Jer read All the wicked of the earth you count as
  2. 119:120 Lit My flesh shudders
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Proverbs 16:10-11

10 God’s verdict is on the lips of a king;[a](A)
his mouth should not give an unfair judgment.(B)

11 Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s;
all the weights in the bag are his concern.(C)


  1. 16:10 Or A divination is on the lips of a king
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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday May 29, 2023 (NIV)

2 Samuel 14:1-15:22

14 Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the heart of the king was attached to Absalom. So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought a wise woman from there. He said to her, “Please act like a mourner and wear mourning clothes. Do not anoint yourself with lotion. Make it look as if you are a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time. Go to the king and tell him whatever I tell you to say.” Then Joab put the words in her mouth.

The woman from Tekoa spoke to the king. She fell down with her face to the ground. She bowed down and said, “Help me, O King.”

The king said to her, “What is wrong?”

She said, “It’s terrible. I am a widow. My husband is dead. Your servant had two sons. The two of them had a fight out in the field, and there was no one there to separate them. The one struck the other and killed him. Now the entire family has risen up against your servant. They are saying, ‘Turn over the one who struck down his brother, so we can put him to death because of the life of his brother whom he killed. In this way we will destroy the heir also.’ They will put out the fire of the one burning coal that is left for me. My husband will not have a name or anything left on the face of the earth.”

The king said to the woman, “Go to your house. I will issue orders on your behalf.”

The woman from Tekoa said to the king, “On me, my lord the king—let the guilt be on me and on the house of my father. The king and his throne will be guiltless.”

10 The king said, “Bring to me anyone who speaks against you about this, and he will not contact you again.”

11 She said, “Please, the king should remember the Lord your God and stop the avenger of blood from multiplying the killing, so that they do not destroy my son.”

David said, “As the Lord lives, not one hair of your son will fall to the ground.”

12 The woman said, “Please allow your servant to speak a word to my lord the king.”

He said, “Speak up.”

13 The woman said, “Why have you planned something like this against the people of God? By his own words the king convicts himself for not returning his own banished one. 14 We will certainly die. We are like water spilled onto the ground that cannot be gathered up again. But God does not take life. He devises means to restore to himself the one who has been banished. 15 Now I have come to say this to my lord the king, because the people have made me afraid. Your servant said, ‘I will speak to the king. Perhaps the king will fulfill the request of his servant, 16 for the king will listen and deliver his servant from the hand of the man who is trying to destroy both me and my son, to remove us from our inheritance from God.’ 17 Your servant said, ‘Please let the word of my lord the king give me rest, because he is like the angel of God—that is what my lord the king is like. He is able to distinguish good and evil.’ The Lord your God will be with you.”

18 The king answered the woman, “Please, do not withhold the answer to what I am about to ask you.”

The woman said, “My lord the king, please speak.”

19 The king said, “Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?”

The woman answered, “As your soul lives, my lord the king, nothing veers off to the right or to the left from everything my lord the king has said, for your servant Joab is the one who gave me orders. He also put all these words into the mouth of your servant. 20 Your servant Joab did this in order to change the way things were going. My lord has wisdom, like the wisdom of the Angel of God. He knows everything that goes on in the land.”

21 The king said to Joab, “All right! I will do this. Go and bring back the young man Absalom.”

22 Joab fell down with his face to the ground. He bowed down and blessed the king and said, “Today your servant has become aware that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, because the king has carried out the request of his servant.”

23 So Joab got up and went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem.

24 But the king said, “He must go to his own house. He is not to see me face-to-face.” So Absalom went to his own house, and he did not see the face of the king.

25 There was not a man in all Israel as handsome as Absalom and so greatly praised. From the sole of his foot to the top of his head there was not a blemish on him. 26 When he shaved the hair on his head (periodically he cut it off because it became too heavy for him), the hair weighed five pounds.[a]

27 Three sons and one daughter were born to Absalom. The daughter’s name was Tamar. She was an attractive woman.

28 Absalom lived in Jerusalem for two years, but he did not see the king face-to-face. 29 Absalom sent to Joab in order to ask him to go to the king on his behalf, but Joab was not willing to come to him. Absalom sent again, a second time, but Joab was still not willing to come. 30 So Absalom said to his servants, “See that field of Joab next to mine, where he has barley. Go and set it on fire.” So Absalom’s servants set the field on fire. ⎣Joab’s servants came to him with their clothing torn and said to him, “The servants of Absalom have set your field on fire.”⎦[b]

31 Joab got up and went to Absalom’s house. He said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?”

32 Absalom said to Joab, “I sent this message to you: Come here. I want to send you to speak to the king and to say for me, ‘Why did I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to still be there.’ Now I want to see the king face-to-face. If I am guilty of anything, let him put me to death.” 33 So Joab went to the king and gave him the message.

Then the king summoned Absalom, and he came to the king. He bowed down to the king with his face to the ground, and the king kissed Absalom.

Absalom’s Rebellion

15 After this, Absalom acquired for himself a chariot, horses, and fifty men to run in front of him. Absalom would get up early and stand beside the road by the gatehouse. Absalom would call out to every man who had a legal issue to bring before the king for judgment, and he would say, “What city are you from?” The person would say, “Your servant is from such-and-such of the tribes of Israel.” Absalom would say to him, “Your claims are good and valid, but there is no one from the king to listen to you.” Then Absalom would say, “I wish someone would make me a judge in the land. Then everyone who has a legal issue or needs a judgment could come to me, and I would give him justice.”

Whenever someone approached to bow down to him, he would reach out, take hold of him, and kiss him. Absalom acted this way to everyone of Israel who came to the king for judgment. In this way Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

After four[c] years Absalom said to the king, “Please let me go to Hebron and fulfill my vow, which I have made to the Lord, because when I was at Geshur in Aram, your servant vowed, ‘If the Lord will really return me to Jerusalem, I will serve the Lord.’”

The king said to him, “Go in peace.” So he set out and went to Hebron.

10 But Absalom sent agents throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “When you hear the sound of the ram’s horn, you are to say, ‘Absalom is king in Hebron.’” 11 Two hundred men from Jerusalem who had been invited went along with Absalom. They went innocently, since they did not know what was going on.

12 While he was offering sacrifices, Absalom summoned David’s advisor, Ahithophel of Giloh, to come from Giloh, his hometown. The conspiracy gained strength as more and more people were going over to Absalom.

13 A messenger came to David and said, “The hearts of the men of Israel are following Absalom.”

14 So David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Get ready. We must flee, or we will not escape from Absalom. Hurry up and go, so that he does not come quickly, overtake us, bring down disaster on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”

15 The officials of the king said to him, “Here we are. We, your servants, will do everything our lord the king decides.” 16 So the king set out with his entire household, but he left ten concubines[d] to watch over the house. 17 The king and all his people set out. They stopped at a house some distance away.

David’s Flight

18 All his troops were passing by in front of David. All the Kerethites, Pelethites, and Gittites—six hundred men from Gath who had come under his command—were passing by in front of the king. 19 The king said to Ittai from Gath, “Why are you going with us? Go back and stay with King Absalom, because you are a foreigner and an exile from your home. 20 You arrived just yesterday. Today should I cause you to wander with us, when I myself do not have a plan as to where I am going? Go back and take your fellow soldiers with you. May the Lord’s mercy and faithfulness be with you.”[e]

21 Ittai answered the king, “As the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king will be, whether it leads to death or life, there your servant will be.”

22 David said to Ittai, “Go ahead then. March on.” So Ittai from Gath and all his men and all the dependents who were with them marched by.


  1. 2 Samuel 14:26 Hebrew two hundred shekels by the royal standard
  2. 2 Samuel 14:30 The sentence in half-brackets in verse 30 is not included in the Hebrew text but is in the Greek. An omission from the Hebrew text may have occurred as the eye of the Hebrew copyist skipped from the first occurrence of on fire to the second one.
  3. 2 Samuel 15:7 The translation four years follows the ancient versions. The Hebrew text reads forty years, but it is not possible to fit that time span into the chronology of David’s reign.
  4. 2 Samuel 15:16 Or wives of secondary status
  5. 2 Samuel 15:20 The last part of the verse is difficult.
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John 18:1-24

The Arrest

18 After saying these things, Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley,[a] where there was a garden. He and his disciples went into it.

Now Judas, who was betraying him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas took the company of soldiers and some guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees, and came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who are you looking for?”

“Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied.

“I am he,” Jesus told them.

Judas, the betrayer, was standing with them. When Jesus told them, “I am he,” they backed away and fell to the ground.

Then Jesus asked them again, “Who are you looking for?”

“Jesus the Nazarene,” they said.

“I told you that I am he,” Jesus replied. “So if you are looking for me, let these men go.” This was to fulfill the statement he had spoken: “I did not lose any of those you have given me.”

10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath. Shall I not drink the cup my Father has given me?”

12 Then the company of soldiers, their commander, and the Jewish guards arrested Jesus and bound him. 13 First they led him to Annas, because he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest that year. 14 Now it was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews, “It is better that one man die for the people.”

Peter Denies Jesus

15 Simon Peter and another disciple kept following Jesus. That disciple was known to the high priest, so he went into the high priest’s courtyard with Jesus. 16 But Peter stood outside by the door. So the other disciple, the one known to the high priest, went out and talked to the girl watching the door and brought Peter in.

17 “You are not one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” the girl at the door asked Peter.

“I am not!” he said.

18 The servants and guards were standing around a fire of coals that they had made because it was cold. While they warmed themselves, Peter was standing with them, warming himself too.

Jesus Before Annas

19 The high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.

20 Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I always taught in a synagogue or at the temple, where all the Jews gather. I said nothing in secret. 21 Why are you questioning me? Ask those who heard what I told them. Look, they know what I said.”

22 When he said this, one of the guards standing there hit Jesus in the face. “Is that how you answer the high priest?” he demanded.

23 “If I said something wrong,” Jesus answered, “testify about what was wrong. But if I was right, why did you hit me?”

24 Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.


  1. John 18:1 The Greek word translated Valley refers to a seasonal stream.
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Psalm 119:97-112

Mem: Sweeter Than Honey

97 How I love your laws!
I meditate on them all day long.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
because it is always with me.
99 I have more wisdom than all my teachers,
because your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
because I guard your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet off every evil path
in order to keep your words.
102 I have not turned from your judgments,
because you yourself have instructed me.
103 How sweet are your sayings to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From your precepts I gain understanding.
Therefore, I hate every false road.

Nun: A Lamp for My Feet

105 Your words are a lamp for my feet
and a light for my path.
106 I have sworn and affirmed
that I will keep your righteous judgments.
107 I have suffered much.
Lord, give me life according to your words.
108 Lord, please accept the willing praise from my mouth,
and teach me your judgments.
109 I take my life in my hands constantly,
but I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
but I have not wandered from your precepts.
111 I have inherited your testimonies forever.
Yes, they are the joy of my heart.
112 I turn my heart to do your statutes,
forever, right to the end.

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Proverbs 16:8-9

Wisdom for a King and His Subjects

Better a little with righteousness
than a large income without justice.
A person’s heart plans his way,
but the Lord makes his steps secure.

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05/29/2023 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 29th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today as we gather yet again around the Global Campfire and move forward together on our journey through the Scriptures this year. And our journey will lead us back into the book of second Samuel, where we have been camping out in moving our way through as we learn of the reign of king David. David has made mostly right moves, moves from a good heart and good character but he’s also made a really bad maneuver in taking another man’s wife, Bathsheba and having her husband killed to cover it up, which creates a lot of unrest in David’s family. And, so, David’s daughter has been raped by her brother Amnon and Amnon has subsequently been killed by his brother Absalom and Absalom has been sent away from Jerusalem back to his grandparents. And, so, let’s pick up the story. Second Samuel chapter 14 verse 1 through 15 verse 22 today.


Okay. So, the erosion in…in the Kings family, king David’s family is on full display. We watched David running for his life from King Saul. We watched him holding on to God for his next breath. We watched his integrity grow. We watched the people’s hearts turn toward him because they were seeing his character shine through as a leader, that he truly loved the people, that he truly loved God. And God blessed and a national identity was established under David’s rule, a palace for the king, a capital city and then David saw a beautiful woman that he wanted that belonged to someone else and the aftermath was pregnancy and loss of a baby, the murder of Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, and then repercussions in his own family, the rape of his daughter Tamar by her brother Amnon. And then another brother Absalom taking out his revenge on Amnon by killing him for raping his sister. And then Absalom was exiled away from Jerusalem to Gesher to his grandparents and kept away from the king. And then finally…finally, Absalom comes back but he can’t see the king and he goes about the business of stealing the hearts of…of the Israelites away from the king. And, so, now what we have is Absalom has gone to Hebron and is declaring himself king and a revolt, coup is underway. David has gotten word about this. All of his instincts kick in. He knows what it’s like to be on the run and fighting to stay alive. So, he sees the writing on the wall. And, so, he has to leave the palace, gather some kind of bodyguard and…and get like some little semblance of government together and get out of there. Otherwise, Absalom will come with his troops and there will be civil war going on in the…the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital city. And, so, David is…is back on the run again. He was given rest. He was given blessing. He was made the King and now he’s back on the run again. And we can look at this and we have to appreciate the impact that has happened in the reign of king David because of the choices that he made. We watched a tremendous offense grow between Absalom and David over the course of years and it's…it’s led to war. If we want to step back and allow the Scriptures to read us and…and try to apply this to our lives, then we have to look at the offenses that we’ve allowed to fester over long periods of time. We have to look at the things that have become poison in our relationships because we already know where the road goes. Like the bonds that bound us in relationship become frayed and broken and can turn to the opposite of relationship which is…which is non-relationship, which is war with each other, animosity toward one another. We’re seeing this happen to King David and his kingdom, but it is the same for us. And everybody does make mistakes. There is no perfect one outside of our Savior and we have an example of that. But when we fall short, we are human beings, we fall short a lot more we even…than we even acknowledge. We give ourselves a lot of grace but we make a lot of mistakes and some of them are small and some of them are big but there is a repercussion for the choices that we make and some of those can be devastating. But even when things are absolutely blown apart and broken we still are making decisions each and every day to move through the day. And, so, we either reinforce the battle lines, we bring more ammunition to create more evil, or we find a way to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God and repent, which doesn’t mean everything gets fixed all of a sudden, but humility and hope for grace and a heart of repentance, these can be miracles in relationships. So, let’s look at what’s happening to David and look into our own lives for…for parallels. And probably we don’t have the same kind of parallels. The kind of stuff that David’s gotten himself into are pretty big things, but the principles remain. We’ll continue this story as we continue to move forward through the Scriptures and we will see that the animosity that has risen between Absalom and his father David. Absalom’s total disdain and disrespect and near hatred for his father is going to cause a lot of pain. May we learn from this example.


Father, we invite You into that. And as we were just saying, most of us don’t have stories like king David, but we all have stories and they’re human stories and most of our stories involve interaction and relationship with other people in some sort of way and we have done well and we’ve done poorly in the choices that we’ve made about the relationships that we’ve had. And, so, we first humble ourselves before You and ask Your Holy Spirit to show us the way that we should go and how to be a part of Your story of redemption rather than just continuing to drop battle lines for bloodshed and more devastation in our hearts and in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Come Holy Spirit show us the way to go in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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5/28/2023 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 13:1-39, John 17:1-26, Psalm 119:81-96, Proverbs 16:6-7

Today is the 28th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian, it is wonderful to be here with you as we do what we do and greet a brand-new, shiny, sparkly week and remind ourselves it’s out in front of us. We’re gonna write the story of our lives on this week and we’re gonna do that with our thoughts, words and deeds. We’re going to do that by what we do and what we leave undone. And one of the ways that we get direction in our lives is to come here, gather together and allow the Scriptures to speak into our lives. And so, let’s do that. It’s a brand new week, we’ll read from the New Living Translation this week. We’re picking up the story of King David and we’ve moved through a pretty dark, the most dark portion of David’s reign, when he, when he takes another man’s wife, her name is Bathsheba, and…and has, has Uriah, her husband, Uriah the Hittite, has him killed in battle on purpose. Basically uses the enemy to commit murder and takes her. And Nathan, the prophet, comes and tells him the story about a rich man who stole a poor man’s little lamb, the little lamb was like a pet, was like a daughter in the family. And the rich man stole the poor man’s lamb and served it up as a meal. Of course, David was furious when he heard the news until he found out he was that man. And so, now David’s got to go through the process. And Nathan told David that this is going to bring a lot of trouble in his family and that is what we will witness, that things aren’t the same in David’s family after this. This is something that wouldn’t have been able to be a complete cover-up, Uriah’s killed, the next thing you know Bathsheba is David’s wife. People are talking, the family is talking. It’s like respect has been lost. So, let’s pick up the story, Second Samuel chapter 13.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for a brand-new week that we move into, its transitional week before the week is over, we will graduate. We will step forward into a brand-new month and before this week is out, we will conclude the Gospel of John, which means we will conclude the Gospels and move forward into new territory in the New Testament. So, we are looking forward to all that You have for us as we move through this week and we invite Your Holy Spirit, the spirit of truth, the comforter, the advocate, to lead us on the paths that leads to peace, to lead us on the paths that are right for us, to lead us into all truth. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey, this is Daniel Johnson Junior from beautiful Cincinnati Ohio, longtime listener, sometimes commenter. And right now, I’m actually wanting to offer a prayer request for dear sister Carol Baker. Carol, I knew, I first met her back when she lived in Dayton Ohio and she is the person who recommended, back in 2009 that I start listening to the Daily Audio Bible again. Carol has been in the hospital for the last couple of days with just going through something that is very uncomfortable and there’s, just praying for the A+ medical team to be around her as I’m sending this out, it’s the 25th of May 2013. And so, God we just lift up our dear sister Carol to You and pray that everything goes well. Recovery turns out really well. I know that that sometimes these things happen, they’re so disruptive in our lives. And You know what you’re doing and You know what You want to have for Carol. We love her so much and I know that she loves You too. So thank you so much brothers and sisters. And thank You so much God for all the work that You’re doing. It’s in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Hi, amazing family, this is Preserved Hope. The Disciple that Jesus Loves in Ohio, you called in. You said your depression is better and praise God you have been able to spend time with your youngest children. I know it had been awhile. So, praise God for that. We are lifting you up. Heavenly Father, that she would be able to get a good job, Lord. She has a good one lined up but she’s nervous about the background check. Lord, would You just provide for her in every way. Please just pour out an abundant amount of blessings on her financially that she would be able to meet her needs. Abba’s Daughter Sadie, I’m praying for your sister, Sydney, who severely injured her tailbone. Heavenly Father, would You just bring healing to her. Would You please protect her in the future as Sadie said that she has had issues before with injuries. Lord, just be a blessing to this family. A woman called in, your son has just admitted himself into a mental institution, Lord. He’s dealing with so much. And she’s been able to minister to him by sharing the Bible with him for over a year. Would You please just penetrate his heart. Lord, would he come to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Would You please deliver him from mental illness, that has been plaguing him. Martha from the west coast, you need work. And I loved how you called in with such peace about it. And I praise God that you know that the Lord is faithful, he has always been faithful to you. But Lord, would You help her to find work, so that she can continue to meet whatever financial obligations that she has. And thank You for her hearth. Heather from California, I am lifting up you and Jackson and Ashley, Lord. Would You please hold this family in the palm of Your hand. Would You please just bless them. Please bring healing to Jackson. Please lift up their spirits Lord, and encourage them. And Jackson, I wanted to tell you that I did not grow up watching SpongeBob Squarepants because it wasn’t a show when I was a little kid. But my kids watched it a little bit. It’s a cute show. Alright, love you.

Hello, this prayer is for Jamie in New Jersey. Jamie, I thank God for you and your prayers. And happy belated birthday. You are selfless; your heart is filled with loving and caring for others. And I just pray to God that at this moment you would know how much you are appreciated and cared and loved. Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ, we thank You for Jamie. We thank You that You have brought him thus this far. We pray thee Lord, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, acknowledging that he has cast his cares before You, Lord, and he should know that You care for him, Lord, and we as well. We pray thee Father, that You would comfort his heart. Comfort him Father, in know that he is loved and that one day Father, according to Your perfect will and perfect timing, all will be fulfilled in his life. As long as he hold on, carry on and be strong in You and faint not. In the name of Jesus, we thank You Father, that all things work together for the good of those who love You. And that You fill his heart with joy, peace, comfort, and the fruits of the spirit. Whatsoever’s lovely, whatsoever’s a good report, and not to be dismayed in any way but to know that all things work together for the good for those that love You. Be encouraged Jamie. I look forward to your prayers, and the joy of the Lord is your strength. In Jesus name I pray, with thanksgiving in my heart. Amen.

My name is Jill. I’m a new listener. I live on Drawman Island in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I’m calling today because I’ve been listening since January and most of the time, I’m a prayer warrior but through Audio Bible, I’ve become a prayer warrior who cries a lot. I listen and listen and cry at all the sadness. And so, my message to call right now is that the Lord brought into my life recently, I live alone, and He brought into my life a woman who prothlysized a bit, she prayed on the way up here. And when she came she said, gave me a message, several messages from God. But one of them was about pain and about hip and leg pain that I have. And I want to tell you all that I got up this morning, never thought about a bad knee that I have that I usually put a brace on pretty soon after I get up. I cleaned my house, I did everything I wanted to do. I started walking my dog and I quarter mile from my house and realized, I don’t have my brace on and my knee isn’t hurting. Praise God. God works and He’s listening and don’t be saddened by all the…all the calls you’re hearing or you’re not hearing people call back because people are afraid to call back. God loves us. I praise God and I thank You so much, Lord God, for all You do in our lives. Thank You, God. Bye.  

5/26/2023 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 26th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian; it is great to be here with you today, here in the beautiful, lovely, rolling hills of Tennessee. As things warm up and become beautiful and lush everywhere, and I trust that it is beautiful and lovely wherever you may be. Here at the Global Campfire its always kind of the same, we always have a place, the fires always crackling. We can find our place, find this oasis of serenity, and simply let go of the cares of this life for a minute. We can go back and collect whatever we want, but for a minute, we have this oasis to allow God’s word to speak into our lives. So, let’s dive, in the Old Testament, we are witnessing David’s reign now, we’ve moved through quite a bit of David’s life and how he became the king and he is the king. And he is very, very much establishing himself in the regions all around him, so we will continue with that story today, second Samuel chapters 9, 10, and 11.


Okay, so in Second Samuel today, as we move through the life and times of King David, we have quite a contrast. Like we see David at his best, and then we see David at his absolute worst. We see David at his best when he seeks to find one of Saul’s errors and he finds that Jonathan, his deeply close friend, has a son named Mephibosheth. So, he restores Mephiboshet’s fortunes, gives him back the land that Saul had brings them to the king’s table allows him to eat there, and so this is a beautiful, a beautiful thing. And then, we have this situation were David gets up from a nap and he’s walking around his palace. And like, if you go to Jerusalem, it’s like a very, very hilly region with valleys. Like the Kedron Valley or the Hidom Valley. Like with valleys in between these hills. And so, things are built up on the hills and so David’s palace, high on a hill would’ve been over looking down upon the rest of the population. So, David is walking around on it, on his Terrace and he’s looking out over the city and that’s when he spots Bathsheba. And she’s finishing up a bath and he sees her, and he desires her and he keeps thinking about her and inquires about her find out finds out about her and has her brought to him and they have a night together. And Bathsheba, like we don’t know in the story, whether she was like trying to be seen by the king, but it doesn’t seem that way. And the king summoning her, she’s in a situation where she can’t like, she’s the powerless one in this situation. Nevertheless, they come together and she becomes pregnant and that is a really big situation because she’s married. And she’s not just married to anybody, she’s married to Uriah the Hittite, one of David’s elite soldiers. Uriah the Hittite will be listed, like later on as we get further on into the story, we will find out about these warriors and what their names were, that were the elite warriors for King David. Uriah was one of those. He’s named as one of the elites. So he is fiercely loyal to his king, to his God, to his nation, and he demonstrates that when David summons him to try to cover up, to try to get him to go home to be with Bathsheba, so that, that what happened is covered up and that the baby, like the whole thing is covered up. Uriah has too much honor and it’s just exposing how far David has fallen. We have watched him have this kind of honor. And now Uriah is simply following in his king’s footsteps and being an honorable person and David is, has fallen so far that the contrast is very stark. But it just gets worse because Uriah won’t go home to Bathsheba. So Uriah gets sent back into the battle and he gets sent back into the battle with the intention that he is killed and he is killed. And that’s where we leave the story, it’s just like, this pause, a pregnant pause in the story and we will continue with the aftermath of that because what happened today changes the dynamics of David’s family for the rest of his life. It changes things. And we will get to that in the days ahead.

And in the Gospel of John, we are really moving ourselves toward the end of the final Gospel. And so, Jesus is speaking to His friends before He gets arrested. And we’ve been spending the last few days, kind of going through that discourse. The things, the beautiful, comforting promises, the things that He’s telling them are the things that they need to go forward and we still need all of those things. And so, we have been talking about that. And it says some things today that we need to remember. He tells us that we must remain in Him and He will remain in us. And He equates to like a vine and a branch, that we are branches and are connected to Him, the vine, our sustenance. What we need are the resources that we need to sustain life are provided from the vine. We are the branch. If we are separated from the branch we will die, must remain in Him and He in us, because apart from Him, we can do nothing. And then He goes on to tell them, the way that you do that, like the way that you remain connected, the way that we stay connected together is that when you obey me, when obey my commands you remain in my love, just like I’ve modeled for you, just like I obey the Father’s commands and remain in His love. And then as I read it, it’s almost like there’s a pause, like Jesus takes a deep breath because He’s kind of getting to the end of what He has to say and it’s getting to be go time, like they’re gonna have to get up from the table and leave. And they’re gonna go across the Kindred Valley and Jesus is gonna pray in Gethsemane, but He’s never coming back again. This is the last moment. So he takes is this deep breath, and then says, I don’t call you slaves, a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. I call you my friends because I’ve told you everything. Everything the Father told me, I told you, you are my friends. That is a statement from the lips of God to these men and that should humble us because there’s a big difference between a slave and a friend. And when we remain in Him and He in us, and we remain in Him and in His love by obeying Him, then He too calls us friends, friends, of friend of God. We probably have a friend, we know what the concept of friendship is. We know like a deep and abiding long-term friendship. Friends…friends stick together through difficult times. They walked together, they comfort each other. They keep each other going. Friends…friends have each other’s backs. We could go on and on and on about what…what friendship is like, but could we just acknowledge that the offer of friendship with God is given to us and I know we know this. We sing songs about this in church. I am the friend of God. He calls me friend really like. We know this. We know that He’s offered friendship to us, but we also know what friendship looks like. Are we the friend of God? It’s offered to us and it’s mind blowing, but He’s been faithful to us in a long term very patient way, have we been a friend to God because that’s what he died for, to bring us into relationship and intimacy with himself that we might be friends.


So, Jesus, once again, as we…as we look at these last moments in the Gospel of John, as we move through this loving, caring, teaching that You are giving to Your disciples and then to us through the Gospel of John. That You want to be in a relationship with us is beyond comprehension and we confess that we have taken it for granted as if it’s just something that we can take or leave, unless we’re in trouble and then we need You. You have invited us to be friends and in truth, this is the union our souls crave. It’s the thing that drives everything in our lives and we drive ourselves in all kinds of misplaced ways to fill what You are simply offering: relationship, union, friendship with you. May we honor them by obeying You. And we ask for your help. Come, Holy Spirit, we pray in Jesus name. Amen.


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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you, humbly, thank you, humbly. We wouldn’t be here around any kind of Global Campfire, if we weren’t in this together. And so, thank you, humbly. 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. And as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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Prayer and Encouragement:

Good morning, everyone, it’s Susan from Canada, God’s Yellow Flower calling. As a lot of you know, I’m looking after my son with stage four cancer and in 2018 he had major surgery, removed his left shoulder, arm and six of his ribs. And right now, he has a cough and when he coughs, his whole chest kind of blows out his left side where there’s no ribs and it’s very painful. So, I am asking for prayer for healing from this cough and from, of course, the cancer. Let’s pray. Lord God, we just ask You Jesus, to be with Keith and all others who are suffering from cancer or other diseases that are so difficult to handle. We know we hear about cancer everyday on this prayer line and Heavenly Father, we just ask Your healing touch to be on each and every one. I pray Lord God, that You would give us strength and courage to face each new day, each new challenge until our healing comes. Lord God, walk with us through this deep, dark valley and help us to cope with all the challenges that come our way. We praise You Lord, we love You Lord, in all circumstances and every single thing in our life, thy will be done. In Jesus name I pray.

Hi, I’m calling in because I heard, she called in as an anonymous caller but she called in for her little girl who is experiencing what they think might be symptoms of schizophrenia at a very young age. And when I heard that I…I just felt for you so much and I got on my knees and I prayed with you because I just want to rebuke that spirit of mental illness right now. I myself have grown up, I grew up in a household with a family member who struggled with schizophrenia. And my dad, who I did not grow up with, I…I learned at the age of 18, when I went to go look for him, that he also struggles with something very similar. And so, I feel your pain and I just want to pray over this little girl. And Lord, Heavenly Father, we come to You right now. We just, we rebuke that spirit of mental illness God, we rebuke the enemy. God, he has no power in this little girl’s life. He has no power whatsoever God, You are the almighty God and we just thank You so much that You are going to take care of her and you’re going to, you’re going to heal her, God. And You’re going to be with her for the rest of her life. Father, this is not her story. We rebuke this in the name of Jesus and we just pray for Your covering, we pray for peace. You’ve not given us a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind. We pray for a sound mind for this little girl. She grows up to be a beautiful young woman, with a family, with full life. Mental illness is not her story. Thank You Father for Your grace, Your love, Your mercy. Thank You for being so kind to us, a good Father, a loving Father. We pray right now for this little girl, God. Be with her every, every step of the way. Thank you, Jesus so much. In the name of Jesus.

This is Telay, calling from Texas. And I’m calling regarding the lady that called and mentioned that her daughter, who’s 8 years old, may be suffering from schizophrenia. And I just want to just take a moment to say a prayer for your daughter. My spirit has led me to call in, say this prayer. I pray Heavenly Father, God in Heaven that You touch Your child, You touch Your daughter. That any mental illness that may be coming upon her, Lord, from the pits of hell, shall be destroyed in the name of Jesus. I pronounce healing upon her life. I pronounce healing upon her mind, Lord. I cover her with the blood of Jesus. I pray, Lord, that the joy of her salvation, the joy within her shall be returned, in the name Jesus. I pray, Lord, that we should hear a testimony, oh Lord, a new thing shall come to her, oh Lord, and these things shall be things of the past. We thank you, Heavenly Father. You said, each of us should ask our Father for bread and shall get stone of which of us shall ask our Father for fish and would get a snake. Lord, God Almighty, You love us, Lord, and we ask of You, oh Lord, and we know that You will answer us. Lord, but You said whatever we ask in Your name, Lord, You shall give unto us, Lord. So, please, Father, relieve this girl of any sort of mental illness, oh Lord, and let her return back to her normal state of mind. Let her return back to her joy and let her come back to her happiness and be the light that she is to the family and the world, that they may glorify Your Holy name. In Jesus name. Amen.

Hi, this is Trusting in Jesus. I’ve listened to Daily Audio Bible for over a year now and just absolutely loved it. Little did I know that my life would fall apart. Last week my mom had treatment for cancer, went into Hospice unexpectedly. And then two days later my sister, who is five children, went into the hospital emergency room for, they thought was a problem with her colon and they opened her up and she had stage 4 ovarian cancer. So, I am praying for two miracles. I’m not gonna give up on either one of them. And I ask, I plead for your help, and your prayers. And I am going to be taken on their responsibility of caring for her children along with my children. And I suffer from illnesses as well. So, I’m praying for God’s strength. But that is, that doesn’t have anything to do with anything. My primary focus is the two miracles. So, I am desperately praying for two miracles for my mother and my sister. So, DAB Family, I need you now. And you never know when your life is gonna fall apart. So, I know it’s cliché but really, appreciate your family members every moment. So, thank you so much. And God bless all of you and your precious ones. Thank you.

Good morning, guys. This is Be Filled Bridget from New York City. Today’s Monday, May 22nd. And I’m tapping in today to ask you guys for prayers. On Thursday, Michael is going to be sentenced. And we’re going to be allowed to speak or say something. First, I would like you to pray for my daughter who said to me, that she’s struggling telling him that she forgives him. I did tell her that she doesn’t have to say anything that she can just ask God to help her forgive. But at this point, if she’s not ready, she doesn’t have to say it. I don’t want her to force herself to do something that she’s not ready to do yet. I am praying for her. For myself, I’m asking you guys to please pray for me because I’m going to present the gospel to the court. I believe the Holy Spirit has already given me the message. I recorded it for myself and I’m gonna practice it, pray about it, fast and present it on Thursday. So, please, pray for my family. Pray for my daughter, my husband, just for all us and I’ll keep you guys updated. I love you guys. I thank you for all your prayers. I appreciate you all. Brian, thank you for this wonderful place where you tell your story so well. You tell God’s story so well, as well. Thank you, I appreciate you all. I appreciate your prayers. I love listening and just thank you.

5/28/2023 DAB Chronological Transcription

Psalm 111-118

Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible Chronological, I’m China. Today is the 28th day of May. Welcome. So good to be here with you today. As we enter into this last week of May, this last few days of May, I think it’s always just so good to sit and reflect and even try to remember what the beginning of this month looked like. I know I would have to really sit and think about it just because it was 28 days ago, but I think reflecting is so good and it’s so important we see that happen so often in the Bible, just remembering who the Lord is and where he’s brought us from. And so I think that there is great value in doing so. Today we are in the book of Psalm, we are in chapters 111 and we’ll be going through until 118.. And this week we are going to be in the New Living translation. 


So today’s reading is a lot of praise. This is so good. I feel like in so the Holy Spirit, just with what you laid on my heart and trying to reflect on just this full month and just giving thanks and praise to the Lord. And while, yes, these are somebody else’s words, these are somebody else’s heart prayers, these can also be ours. Like we can make these our own and we can say them or sing them and really mean them. And I think it’s also so powerful when we give thanks to the Lord out of our own hearts and out of our own mouths and we do make it personal to whatever is going on in our lives or going on around us. And I just think that, one, the Lord is worthy of that and I believe that he loves to hear his people praise Him. And two, I also believe that it shifts so much in us when we remind our spirits who the Lord is so we could be really stressed about something with work or really fearful about some other situation or really feeling anxious. And those feelings can, they are super valid. And I also think that there’s a deeper invitation from the Lord to not set up camp there that he wants to be invited into it. And so we can go to the Lord and we can ask Him, lord, would you help me, would you give me your eyes to see this? Would you whatever it is that we feel led to pray but then also remind ourselves who he is in prayer? 


Lord, I thank you that you are a God who comes through for his people. I thank you that you are even hearing my prayers right now. I’m believing that that’s true and just going through that, it shifts so much and we remember, oh yeah, he is a good and loving father. Man, I don’t know why I wasn’t believing that. I was believing that he wasn’t or man, I don’t know why I was having a hard time with this, but I think I just forgot, and I think so many of us and so I think today’s reading is such a great reminder, such a great practice to be in routine of of giving the Lord thanks and praise because it seriously does it shifts so much. And if you don’t believe me and you think that’s wild, then I encourage you to try it and to be in constant practice of it daily, maybe a few times a day, and just see what it shifts. And so Lord, I thank you for today, I thank you that your spirit is really moving in the direction of gratitude and reflecting and giving you thanks and praise. I thank you that you’re worthy of that. I thank you that it’s not something that we have to sit here and muster up or really think hard but it’s easy. We can look around and see the hand of God in so many different areas of our lives or in others lives. And so I pray that we would be a people who reflect often that we would be in a habit of practicing, giving you thanks, giving you praise, naming the things that we are grateful for and that this would be a continue, a continual thing that we do throughout all generations. Something that we would teach our kids, something that we would encourage others to do. And Lord, I just thank you that one again you’re worthy of it and also that it’s easy to do and it shifts so much in our hearts and in our homes, in our workplaces, in our schools. God, I just thank you that your presence quite literally changes everything. I thank you for that. It’s in your name we pray. Amen.

Community Prayer Line:

Good morning, DABC. This is Anonymous calling. I’m reaching out today, 33 weeks pregnant and really struggling with my current relationship with my own mother after having dealt with or actively am dealing with healing from some narcissistic abuse and generally what would be considered emotionally immature parenting. Some boundaries so that we could try and keep the relationship and find reconciliation. But as my due date is getting closer I am just finding over and over and over again that boundaries are being intentionally crossed and pushed and generally disrespected and that I’m still being attempt or at least attempted to be manipulated. The only difference is that now I see it, whereas I didn’t before all of this, to say I just need help. And I need prayer from our prayer warriors. For myself, for grace and patience and for wisdom in next steps. But also for my mother, for her own healing and for maybe a change of heart so that the blatant and intentional manipulation and disrespect can come to an end and that true reconciliation can happen. I’m running out of time so thank you and take care.

Hello, Daily Audio Bible, prayer warriors and DABC people community in particular. This is Elizabeth from Delaware calling in. I often call in, or not often, but I usually use the Dab Channel and I often call in for my dear friends who are incarcerated and ask them for prayers and lift their prayer news up. But I have really been enjoying and being blessed so much by listening to DABC for the last three months that I feel like I want to be your family. I want you to pray for my family. You were just Jill and China are just such a joy and inspiration and thought provoking and just blows my mind the things that God teaches me through what you’re saying to us. I just want to thank you both ladies for what you’re doing and giving to us and ask all of the prayer warriors there if they would lift up. My husband Dan, he’s had major surgery on his knee and it’s not healing and he’s just in a lot of pain. It’s been three months and just lift them up for wisdom for the doctor and that we might have a permanent solution that we remove the pain.And for my husband’s spirit, he’s doing really great, but this was totally unexpected and so just if you would lift him up, his name is Dan, I would greatly appreciate it. I know our Lord and Savior is our great provider, but he does ask us to lift each other up and trust in his power and his grace. So I ask that you would do that for us. In Jesus name we pray. God bless you all, love you and keep on praying and listening to these wonderful ladies. Bye bye.

Hey, DABC fam. It’s Carrie AKA Jesus Girl. You’re actually going to hear two recordings from me because I’m not going to be able to get it all in in once. First of all, let me testify I praise God for this community. I thank you all that we hold each other up in prayer and regardless of whether we call in about certain situations or not, we are all praying for each other. I had been praying and asking the Lord about some financial situations and I was foolish and boxed him in to how he’s done things in the past. He’s come through every time in the past and I thought I’d see the same way. I walked into work a little over a week ago now and said hi to my boss and going about my business and half an hour later, HR and my CEO called me in the office and told me my boss had been fired and offered me his position and I told him I’d need to pray about it. I did, but I happily with clearance from the Lord accepted the position. And here where I thought God was going to help me out with a few hundred dollars.

He just dropped a massive yearly raise into my lap. So I praise Him I thank you guys for holding all of us up together. It’s so wonderful to know we’ve got that going on with each other. I have a quick prayer request and then I’m going to have to call in and give my other recording. I called a year ago. My friend Selena’s husband had pancreatic cancer and he ended up passing this morning. Please hold Selena, her ten year old daughters Annabelle and their son little Tommy up and in prayer. Please. But the praise factor is Tommy got saved before he passed. Hallelujah.

Hi, my name is Heather, I’m calling from Australia. I would just love to get the prayer support of this fabulous community. Last week I collected my son from the train station after he’d been away for a camp for five days. And he opened up with me about some really tough stuff that he’s going through and some things that are worrying him and concerns about self harm. And this is the first time I’ve had to experience this with one of my children. And we’ve just now been to see the doctor, so we’re beginning to look at supporting him through a doctor and we’ll go and see a psychologist. But I just pray that you would or ask that for your prayer support for him, that he would feel better, that he would know his true value and how precious he is to God and his family and that he would get the support he needs around him. His name is Jacob and thank you all for praying for him. Thank you, bye.

Hi, Daily Audio Bible. This is Scott Campaign from Olen New York. I have a special prayer request. Could you please pray for Cheyenne Turner in Olen in New York. She was in a car accident and she got injured. Please pray for her. Thank you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday May 28, 2023 (NIV)

2 Samuel 13

Amnon and Tamar

13 David’s son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. Some time after this, David’s son Amnon fell in love with her. Amnon was so worked up that he made himself sick because of his sister Tamar. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for Amnon to do anything with her.

Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, who was a son of David’s brother Shimeah.[a] Jonadab was a very clever man. Jonadab said to Amnon, “Why do you, the king’s son, look so tired every morning? Won’t you tell me?”

Amnon said to him, “I am in love with Tamar, the sister of my brother Absalom.”

Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be sick. Your father will come to see you. Then you are to say to him, ‘Please! Have my sister Tamar come and give me some food to eat. Have her prepare the food in my presence so that I can watch and eat it from her hand.’”

So Amnon went to bed and pretended to be sick, and the king came to see him. Amnon said to the king, “Please! Have my sister Tamar come and make special flatbread while I am watching. She should make two of them and let me eat them from her hand.”

So David sent a message to Tamar’s house: “Please, go to the house of your brother Amnon and make food for him.” Tamar went to the house of her brother Amnon, where he was lying down. She took dough, kneaded it, made the flatbread as he was watching, and baked the loaves. She took the pan and placed it before him, but he refused to eat.

Amnon said, “Send everyone away from me.” So everyone left.

10 Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food into the bedroom and let me eat from your hand.”

Tamar took the flatbread that she had made and brought it into the room to Amnon her brother. 11 She brought it to him so he could eat.

He grabbed her and said to her, “Come, lie down with me, my sister.”

12 She said to him, “No, my brother. Do not force me, for such a thing is not done in Israel. Do not do such a foolish thing. 13 And I—how will I get rid of my shame? And you will be like one of the fools in Israel. Now, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.”

14 But he would not listen to her. He was stronger than she was, and he forced her to lie down with him.

15 Then Amnon’s hatred for her was even more intense than the love he had felt for her. Amnon said to her, “Get up. Get out.”

16 She said to him, “There is no excuse for that. To send me away is a greater wrong than what you already did to me.”

But he was not willing to listen to her. 17 He called the young man who was his servant and said, “Send this woman outside, away from me, and bolt the door behind her.”

18 She was wearing a special long robe that covered her arms and legs.[b] The virgin daughters of the king wore such robes. His servant put her outside and bolted the door after her. 19 Tamar put ashes on her head and ripped the robe that she was wearing. She placed her hand on her head, and she went away, weeping loudly as she walked.

20 Her brother Absalom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? Now my sister, do not say anything. He is your brother. Do not take this matter to heart.”

So Tamar, a devastated woman, stayed in the house of her brother Absalom. 21 King David heard about all these things, and he was very angry.[c]

22 Absalom did not speak with Amnon at all, neither anything bad nor anything good. Absalom hated Amnon because he had raped Tamar, his sister.

David and Absalom

23 Two years passed. Absalom’s sheepshearers were at Baal Hazor, which is near Ephraim. Absalom invited all the king’s sons. 24 Absalom also came to the king and said, “Look! The sheepshearers are now at work for your servant. Will the king and his servants join your servant, please?”

25 The king said to Absalom, “No, my son. Not all of us will go. We do not want to be a burden to you.”

Absalom pressured him, but David was not willing to go, though he did give Absalom a blessing. 26 So Absalom said, “If not, can Amnon my brother join us, please?” The king said to him, “Why should he go with you?” 27 But Absalom kept pressuring him, so David sent Amnon and all the sons of the king with him.[d]

28 Absalom commanded his servants, “Pay attention to me, and when Amnon is feeling good because of the wine, I will say to you, ‘Strike Amnon.’ Then you are to kill him. Do not be afraid. I am the one who has given you the order. Be strong. Be brave.”

29 Absalom’s servants did to Amnon exactly what Absalom had commanded. Then all the sons of the king got up. Each of them got on his mule and fled.

30 While they were on the way, news reached David: “Absalom has killed all the king’s sons. There is not one of them left.” 31 The king got up, ripped his clothing, and lay down on the ground. All his servants who were standing nearby also ripped their clothing.

32 Jonadab, the son of David’s brother Shimeah, responded, “My lord should not say they have killed all the young men who are sons of the king, for only Amnon is dead. This is what Absalom has been planning from the day Amnon raped Tamar, his sister. 33 Now my lord the king should pay no attention to the report that says, ‘All the king’s sons are dead,’ because only Amnon is dead.”

34 Absalom fled.

The young man who was serving as the watchman looked up and saw many people coming down the road west of him,[e] along the side of the mountain. ⎣The watchman came and reported to the king, “I see men on the Horonaim road, along the side of the mountain.”⎦[f]

35 Jonadab said to the king, “Look. The king’s sons have come. It is just as your servant said.”

36 When he was finished speaking, the king’s sons arrived. They raised their voices and wept loudly. The king and all his servants also wept very bitterly.

37 Absalom fled. He went to Talmai son of Ammihud,[g] the king of Geshur. King David mourned every day because of his son.

38 Absalom fled and went to Geshur. He stayed there for three years. 39 King David longed to reach out to Absalom, because he was no longer mourning for his deceased son Amnon.


  1. 2 Samuel 13:3 There are at least four different Hebrew forms of the name of this brother of David, also known as Shimea, Shimei, and Shammah. Such irregularity in the spelling of personal names is very common.
  2. 2 Samuel 13:18 The exact meaning of the Hebrew term pas is uncertain. It may refer to the length of the garment, but it may also refer to elaborate decoration. This is the same type of garment as Joseph’s “coat of many colors” in Genesis 37.
  3. 2 Samuel 13:21 A Dead Sea Scroll and the Greek text include some words that are not present in the main Hebrew manuscripts: But he would not rebuke his son Amnon, because he loved him, since he was his firstborn.
  4. 2 Samuel 13:27 The Greek text adds the words: and Absalom prepared a feast like a royal feast.
  5. 2 Samuel 13:34 Or behind him
  6. 2 Samuel 13:34 The sentence in half-brackets is present in the Greek text, but not in the Hebrew text. An omission from the Hebrew text may have occurred when the Hebrew copyist’s eye jumped from the first occurrence of along the side of the mountain to the second occurrence.
  7. 2 Samuel 13:37 Ammihud is the reading of many Hebrew manuscripts. The main Hebrew text has Ammihur. The Hebrew equivalents of d and r look alike.
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John 17

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

17 After Jesus had spoken these things, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you. For you gave him authority over all flesh, so that he may give eternal life to all those you have given him. This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent. I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, glorify me at your own side with the glory I had at your side before the world existed.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

“I revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me, and they have held on to your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me, and they received them. They learned the truth that I came from you. They believed that you sent me.

“I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, because they are yours. 10 All that is mine is yours, and what is yours is mine. And I am glorified in them. 11 I am no longer going to be in the world, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your name, which you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept those you gave me safe in your name.[a] I protected them and not one of them was destroyed, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

13 “But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so that they may be filled with my joy. 14 I have given them your word. The world hated them, because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I am not asking that you take them out of the world, but that you protect them from the Evil One. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

17 “Sanctify them by the truth. Your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world. 19 I sanctify myself for them, so they also may be sanctified by the truth.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

20 “I am praying not only for them, but also for those who believe in me through their message. 21 May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be one[b] in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. 22 I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one: 23 I in them, and you in me. May they become completely one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am so that they may see my glory—the glory you gave me because you loved me before the world’s foundation. 25 Righteous Father, the world did not know you, but I knew you, and these men knew that you sent me. 26 I made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have for me may be in them and that I may be in them.”


  1. John 17:12 Some witnesses to the text read I kept them safe in your name, which you gave me.
  2. John 17:21 Some witnesses to the text omit one.
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Psalm 119:81-96

Kaph: A Wineskin in the Smoke

81 My soul is worn out, as I wait for your salvation.
I wait confidently for your word.
82 My eyes are worn out, as I look for your sayings.
I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do not forget your statutes.
84 How many days does your servant have?
When will you inflict judgment on my persecutors?
85 The arrogant dig pits for me.
This is against your laws.
86 All your commandments are trustworthy.
The arrogant persecute me wrongfully. Help me.
87 They almost put an end to me here on earth,
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 Give me life according to your mercy,
and I will obey the testimony from your mouth.

Lamed: Your Commands Have No Limits

89 To eternity, O Lord, your word is fixed firmly in the heavens.
90 For generation after generation, your faithfulness remains.
You established the earth, and it stands.
91 As for your judgments, they stand to this day,
because all things are your servants.
92 Unless your law had been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
93 To eternity I will not forget your precepts,
because by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours. Save me,
because I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked are lying in wait for me to kill me,
but I will ponder your testimonies.
96 I see a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment has no limits.

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Proverbs 16:6-7

Through mercy and truth, guilt is atoned for,
and through the fear of the Lord, one turns away from evil.
When the Lord is pleased with a man’s ways,
he causes even his enemies to live at peace with him.

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