07/31/2019 DAB Transcript

2 Chronicles 29:1-36, Romans 14:1-23, Psalms 24:1-10, Proverbs 20:12

Today is the 31st day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. Here we are friends, the end of the seventh month of the year together. And as hard as it is to believe sometimes, we’re in the back half of the year. Five months from now we’ll be finishing the Bible which gives us a lay of the land as far as time goes, but we are here, and we are here now and we’re here to take the next step forward as we continue our adventure through the Scriptures. So, we’re reading from the Common English Bible this week and from the Old Testament will read second Chronicles chapter 29 today and the story of King Hezekiah.


Okay. Romans 14 packs a pretty good punch because it kind of flies in the face of some of our assumptions and it also shows us that the things that we usually think or kind of think or suspect, these were things that were going on a long time ago. They run the entire length of time that the church has been in existence. So, as believers we’ll hear phrases like “unity in the body”…”we need unity in the body.” We’ll even pray for unity in the body and we tend to think that if and when everybody who believes in Jesus finally could get on the same page and then we all become like-minded, then we will have unity and then then the power of God could be unleashed upon the earth and his kingdom could be revealed. But the problem is we’re probably not describing unity when we think of this, we’re are probably describing uniformity and that’s a different thing. So, the idea that in the body of Christ among the human race we can find unity in uniformity actually works against unity because it segregates us into these theological camps where we’re gonna battle each other over who gets to dominate and control the truth, who gets to be in, who gets to be out and how our expressions should be expressed in worship and so on and so forth. And, so, Paul begins today, “welcome the person who is weak in faith but not on order to argue about differences of opinion. And then he gave some examples from that particular time about what was going on. Like, the first was about foods that could be eaten or foods that should not be eaten and then the second was about which days were to be the holy days. And, I mean, this ended up in Paul’s letter to the Romans, which eventually ended up in the New Testament of the Bible that we place our faith in. So, these were actual issues that he wasn’t just making up. These issues had become such issues that they were dividing people, or he wouldn’t have mentioned them, and he wouldn’t have spoken so forcefully about it. So, if you look at the heart of the matter than we can see this this kind of stuff’s always been going on. It’s still going on now. We still are participating in this same kind of division. So, Paul addresses the posture in a way that kind of blows it all up and forces us to face that we have a tendency to judge each other very severely, usually because we think we’ve got it right and everybody needs to get on board with the way we’re seeing things so that we can have unity. And, so Paul steps into the fray and speaks very directly. “Who are you to judge someone else’s servants? They stand or fall before their own Lord and they will stand because the Lord has the power to make them stand.” So, Paul’s kind of basically saying like, “you can be as judgmental as you like, but it’s illegitimate judgment. There is only one legitimate judge and we’re wasting our time trying to take His authority so that we get to be right. Instead we should be keeping our eyes on our own lives and be led by the Holy Spirit about what we can and cannot do and how we should live. And we each have a different story to tell. And we each have different strengths and weaknesses. And we each come from different backgrounds. So, uniformity isn’t going to bring us into unity by force. And believe me friends, we have tried that in our church history, and it didn’t work. So, Paul says, “why do you judge your brother or sister? Why do you look down on your brother or sister? We all will stand in front of the judgment seat of God. So, stop judging each other. Instead, this is what you should decide. Never put a stumbling block or obstacle in the way of your brother or sister. So, I’m just reading this out of the Bible only. If you’re like, “oh, you’re off on the deep end here” then just go read Romans 14. We just read this. This is what it says, but more importantly is what it means. Because if we would actually take the advice of the apostle Paul from the New Testament of the Bible, we’re actually being given freedom, freedom to walk with God personally and that God will give our journey guidance, that God will give us grace and dignity. We don’t have to be defined by what somebody else thinks. We are given permission to be who we are as we’re being transformed by the one legitimate judge. But frankly, all that freedom can be taken to the other extreme, where we just cultivate pride. Like, “I get to do whatever I want, and I don’t care what you think.” Paul’s not saying that. He’s showing both sides of the equation here. He’s saying that our freedoms are our freedoms and they are between us and God, but they cannot be used to cause someone else to stumble on their journey. So, he says it like this because he’s speaking directly to those issues. “It’s a good thing not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that trips your brother or sister. Keep the belief that you have to yourself. It’s between you and God. People are blessed who don’t convict themselves by the things they approve but those who have doubts are convicted if they go ahead and eat because they aren’t acting on the basis of faith. Everything that isn’t based on faith is sin.” So, we all have a story to tell and each of our stories are different stories. If we were all to be telling a uniform story we would have all been created to look exactly the same and have exactly the same thoughts. We’re gonna stand before God as individuals, but there’s no way that we can ignore that our lives impact others. So, unity’s not gonna come when we all become clones. The body of Christ is as diverse as the human race. Unity will come when we agree on the essentials of our faith and when we offer grace freely like a cool cup of water or as Paul puts it, “God’s kingdom isn’t about eating food and drinking but about righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ this way pleases God and gets human approval.”


Father, once again we’re confronted with the fact that we’re pretty judgey. We’re continually judging, we’re continually making judgments about other people, about ourselves, about everything around us, but we’ve overstepped our bounds when we begin to judge another’s heart and motives and story and posture. That is not in our realm. That is in Yours and the truth is we need You to judge us mercifully because we have no hope otherwise. And You’ve said You would, but for some reason we seem to be unwilling to extend that to anyone else but ourselves. Help us to understand that as You judge us mercifully You are judging everyone else mercifully as well and they are in their story and we are in our story and if we would keep our eyes on You then we would see that we are holding in common in perfect unity what is true. Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Come Holy Spirit. Help us to experience this as the freedom that it is. We don’t have to walk around in fear trying to fight everybody so that we can find out what we believe. We believe that we have called upon Your name and that You have rescued us and that You are transforming us and that this journey of life that we are all in together is an adventure of getting to know You. And we can’t get to know You when our eyes are on everyone else’s life. Come Holy Spirit, help us walk in freedom today in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday July 31, 2019 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 29

Hezekiah rules

29 Hezekiah became king when he was 25 years old, and he ruled for twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Abijah; she was Zechariah’s daughter. He did what was right in the Lord’s eyes, just as his ancestor David had done. In the very first year of his rule, during the first month, Hezekiah reopened the doors of the Lord’s temple, having repaired them. Then he brought in the priests and Levites and assembled them in the eastern square.

“Listen to me, you Levites!” he said. “Make yourselves holy so you can make holy the temple of the Lord God of your ancestors by removing from the sanctuary any impure thing. Our ancestors were unfaithful and did what was evil in the Lord our God’s eyes. They abandoned him, they ignored the Lord’s dwelling, and they defied him. They even closed the doors of the entrance hall, snuffed out the lamps, and stopped burning incense and offering entirely burned offerings in the sanctuary of the God of Israel. This angered the Lord so much that he made Judah and Jerusalem an object of terror and horror, something people hiss at, as you can see with your own eyes. That’s why our ancestors died violent deaths, while our sons, daughters, and wives were taken captive. 10 But now I intend to make a covenant with the Lord, Israel’s God, so God will no longer be angry with us. 11 Don’t be careless, my sons! The Lord has chosen you to stand in his presence to serve him, so that you can be his servants and burn incense to him.”

12 Then the following Levites got up:

from the descendants of the Kohathites: Mahath, Amasai’s son, and Joel, Azariah’s son;

from the descendants of Merari: Kish, Abdi’s son, and Azariah, Jehallelel’s son;

from the Gershonites: Joah, Zimmah’s son, and Eden, Joah’s son;

13 from the descendants of Elizaphan: Shimri and Jeuel;

from the descendants of Asaph: Zechariah and Mattaniah;

14 from the descendants of Heman: Jehuel and Shimei;

and from the descendants of Jeduthun: Shemaiah and Uzziel.

15 These men gathered their relatives, made themselves holy, and went in to purify the Lord’s temple by obeying the king’s command as the Lord had told him. 16 The priests went in to purify the inner portion of the Lord’s temple. They brought out to the courtyard of the Lord’s temple all the impurities they discovered inside. Then the Levites took them out to the Kidron Valley. 17 They began to make things holy on the first day of the first month.[a] On the eighth day of the month they reached the Lord’s entrance hall. They made holy the Lord’s temple for eight days, finishing on the sixteenth day of the first month.

18 Then they went before King Hezekiah. “We have purified the Lord’s entire temple,” they said, “and the altar for the entirely burned offering together with all its equipment, and the table for the stacks of bread together with all its equipment. 19 We have also restored and made holy all the items King Ahaz threw out during his rule in his unfaithfulness. They are now before the Lord’s altar.”

Hezekiah rededicates the temple

20 Early the next morning Hezekiah gathered the city leaders and went to the Lord’s temple. 21 They brought seven bulls, seven rams, and seven lambs, along with seven male goats, for a purification offering on behalf of the kingdom, the sanctuary, and Judah. Hezekiah ordered the priests, Aaron’s sons, to offer them up on the Lord’s altar. 22 When they slaughtered the bulls, the priests took the blood and splashed it against the altar. Next they slaughtered the rams and splashed their blood against the altar, and also slaughtered the lambs, splashing their blood against the altar as well. 23 Finally, they brought the goats for the purification offering before the king and the assembly. After laying their hands on them, 24 the priests slaughtered them and smeared the blood on the altar as a purification offering to take away the sin of all Israel, because the king had specifically ordered that the entirely burned sacrifice and the purification offering should be on behalf of all Israel. 25 Hezekiah had the Levites stand in the Lord’s temple with cymbals, harps, and zithers, just as the Lord had ordered through David, the king’s seer Gad, and the prophet Nathan. 26 While the Levites took their places holding David’s instruments, and the priests their trumpets, 27 Hezekiah ordered the entirely burned offering to be offered up on the altar. As they began to offer the entirely burned offering, the Lord’s song also began, accompanied by the trumpets and the other instruments of Israel’s King David. 28 The whole congregation worshipped with singing choirs and blaring trumpets until the end of the entirely burned offering. 29 After the entirely burned offering was complete, the king and all who were with him bowed down in worship. 30 Then King Hezekiah and the leaders ordered the Levites to praise the Lord by using the words of David and the seer Asaph. They did so joyously; then they bowed down in worship too.

31 “Now that you have dedicated yourselves to the Lord,” King Hezekiah told them, “bring sacrificial thank offerings to the Lord’s temple.” So the assembly brought sacrificial thank offerings, with some people volunteering to provide entirely burned offerings. 32 All in all, the congregation brought seventy bulls, a hundred rams, and two hundred lambs as entirely burned offerings for the Lord, 33 as well as six hundred bulls and three thousand sheep as holy offerings. 34 Unfortunately, there weren’t enough priests to skin all these entirely burned offerings. So their relatives the Levites (who had been more conscientious about preparing themselves than the priests) stepped in and helped them until the work was done or additional priests had made themselves holy. 35 In addition to the wealth of entirely burned offerings, there was the fat of the well-being sacrifices and drink offerings accompanying the entirely burned offerings. In this way, the service of the Lord’s temple was restored, 36 and Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced at what God had done for them, since it had happened so quickly.


  1. 2 Chronicles 29:17 March–April, Nisan
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Romans 14

Welcoming each other like Christ

14 Welcome the person who is weak in faith—but not in order to argue about differences of opinion. One person believes in eating everything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Those who eat must not look down on the ones who don’t, and the ones who don’t eat must not judge the ones who do, because God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servants? They stand or fall before their own Lord (and they will stand, because the Lord has the power to make them stand). One person considers some days to be more sacred than others, while another person considers all days to be the same. Each person must have their own convictions. Someone who thinks that a day is sacred, thinks that way for the Lord. Those who eat, eat for the Lord, because they thank God. And those who don’t eat, don’t eat for the Lord, and they thank the Lord too. We don’t live for ourselves and we don’t die for ourselves. If we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to God. This is why Christ died and lived: so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living. 10 But why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you look down on your brother or sister? We all will stand in front of the judgment seat of God. 11 Because it is written,

As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me,
and every tongue will give praise to God.[a]

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

13 So stop judging each other. Instead, this is what you should decide: never put a stumbling block or obstacle in the way of your brother or sister. 14 I know and I’m convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is wrong to eat in itself. But if someone thinks something is wrong to eat, it becomes wrong for that person. 15 If your brother or sister is upset by your food, you are no longer walking in love. Don’t let your food destroy someone for whom Christ died. 16 And don’t let something you consider to be good be criticized as wrong. 17 God’s kingdom isn’t about eating food and drinking but about righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 Whoever serves Christ this way pleases God and gets human approval.

19 So let’s strive for the things that bring peace and the things that build each other up. 20 Don’t destroy what God has done because of food. All food is acceptable, but it’s a bad thing if it trips someone else. 21 It’s a good thing not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything that trips your brother or sister. 22 Keep the belief that you have to yourself—it’s between you and God. People are blessed who don’t convict themselves by the things they approve. 23 But those who have doubts are convicted if they go ahead and eat, because they aren’t acting on the basis of faith. Everything that isn’t based on faith is sin.


  1. Romans 14:11 Isa 45:23
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Psalm 24

Psalm 24

A psalm of David.

24 The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it,
the world and its inhabitants too.
Because God is the one who established it on the seas;
God set it firmly on the waters.

Who can ascend the Lord’s mountain?
Who can stand in his holy sanctuary?
Only the one with clean hands and a pure heart;
the one who hasn’t made false promises,
the one who hasn’t sworn dishonestly.
That kind of person receives blessings from the Lord
and righteousness from the God who saves.
And that’s how things are
with the generation that seeks him—
that seeks the face of Jacob’s God.[a] Selah

Mighty gates: lift up your heads!
Ancient doors: rise up high!
So the glorious king can enter!
Who is this glorious king?
The Lord—strong and powerful!
The Lord—powerful in battle!
Mighty gates: lift up your heads!
Ancient doors: rise up high!
So the glorious king can enter!
10 Who is this glorious king?
The Lord of heavenly forces—
he is the glorious king! Selah


  1. Psalm 24:6 LXX, Syr; MT seek your face, Jacob
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Proverbs 20:12

12 Ears to hear and eyes to see—
the Lord made them both.

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07/30/2019 DAB Transcript

2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27, Romans 13:1-14, Psalms 23:1-6, Proverbs 20:11

Today is the 30th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. 30th day of July. One day left in this month. The year is flying, but maybe that’s just me. I doubt it though. But it seems like the further we get into the quicker it goes. Nevertheless, we have something in our lives that roots us to the here and now and this is our daily rhythm of allowing God’s word to wash over us, to speak to us. And we continue to create this safe place around the global campfire for us to step out of whatever’s going on and just be at peace in the presence of community, in the presence of God as we hear the reading of His word. And, so, today…well…this week we’re reading from the Common English Bible. Today from the Old Testament we’ll continue our journey through the…well…through the journeys of the kings of Judah and Israel. Second Chronicles 26 through 28.


Okay. So, yesterday in the book of Romans, we kind of went down this list that’s in Romans 12 of just what life should look like. Like how our behaviors should be, what it means to be a living sacrifice. And, so, today Paul just kind of summed it all up. Like all of that and all of the issues of life all boil down to one thing and that one thing is love. As Paul said, if you love your neighbor…like…if you love your neighbor as you love yourself then you are fulfilling the law, right? And he just kind of boils it down. Like, everybody knows you should not commit adultery. That’s the rule. Everyone knows you shouldn’t murder. That’s the rule. You shouldn’t covet. That’s the rule. Like, you know the rules, but if you think about it, you can’t do any of those things. Like, you can’t break the rules in love. You cannot murder in love. You cannot covet in love. So, that’s why love is the thing here. The thing is that that’s not a new concept, right? Love is the answer. I mean how many billions of times has that been said. Like, how many times do we hear that every week almost to the point of cliché? Like everybody, no matter what they believe intuitively understands the idea that love is the answer, but what we rarely actually slow down and pay attention to and move beyond cliché is just how powerful of a statement that actually is. Love is the by far the most potent weapon to fight darkness that there is. So, when we love, even sacrificially, when we love then God’s kingdom is being revealed and made visible in this world. When we love we are reflecting the glory of the Lord upon this earth. And as Paul’s writing this letter, he’s saying this is urgent…like…this is an urgent matter. Time’s running out. You’ve gotta wake up. It’s here, it’s happening, the night is almost gone, the day of salvation is coming. Like, he’s saying this is an urgent matter, this is an urgent matter. When we love, especially the unlovable, or when we are not being loved in return, we are doing battle against the darkness. And the Scriptures tell us love conquerors all. So, we begin to realize this isn’t like a battle against nations, this isn’t in battles against communities, this is in battles against neighbors. This is a battle between darkness and light. This is battle between good and evil and love is the weapon that will destroy and utterly annihilate evil and darkness from this world, which, as we will see in the end, as we’re nearing the end of the Bible is kind of the point. And if we just look back at the Gospels, we will realize that this is what God in the flash demonstrated, taught, revealed, modeled for us. So, it would be easy enough to say…well…love one another and have a good day. But you need to understand when you one another what is happening. When you love you are restoring things to how they were meant to be.


Father, we invite You into that. And there’s a part of us that’s deep inside that knows this. There’s also a greater part of us that’s very distracted from it and we usually are reacting to something not in love before we even think about whether or not we should respond in love. We need Your help because we need love to be the default. We need to be transformed in this area badly. We need love to be the default, not some sort of resistance, not some sort of anger, not some sort of defensiveness, not all of the things that we go to instead. We need love to be the default in our lives, that we will respond in love to whatever comes our way. And we can only go so far in our own strength. And, so, come Holy Spirit. Well up from within and show us how to do this. It’s gonna take some practice but we’re beginning today. Show us how to be a living sacrifice as we respond and love and reveal Your kingdom in this world in every situation that comes our way. May this be our default. We ask in the name of Jesus, who gave us the example of what that looks like. Come Holy Spirit we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday July 30, 2019 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 26-28

Uzziah rules Judah

26 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah,[a] who was 16 years old, and made him king after his father Amaziah. He rebuilt Eloth, restoring it to Judah after King Amaziah had lain down with his ancestors.

Uzziah was 16 years old when he became king, and he ruled for fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jecoliah; she was from Jerusalem. He did what was right in the Lord’s eyes, just as his father Amaziah had done. He sought God as long as Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear[b] of God, was alive. And as long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success. He marched against the Philistines and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh, and Ashdod. Then he rebuilt towns near Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines. God helped him against the Philistines, the Arabs who inhabited Gur,[c] and the Meunites. The Meunites[d] paid taxes to Uzziah, whose fame spread even to Egypt because he had grown so powerful. He built towers in Jerusalem, at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and at the Angle, and reinforced them. 10 He also built towers in the wilderness and dug many wells for his large herds in the lowlands and the plain. He had many workers who tended his farms and vineyards, because he loved the soil. 11 Uzziah had a standing army equipped for combat whose units went to war according to the number determined by the scribe Jeiel and Maaseiah, an officer under the authority of Hananiah, one of the king’s officials. 12 The grand total of family heads in charge of these courageous warriors was twenty-six hundred. 13 They commanded an army of three hundred seven thousand five hundred. They formed a powerful force that could support the king against the enemy. 14 Uzziah supplied the entire force with shields, spears, helmets, armor, bows, and sling stones. 15 He set up clever devices in Jerusalem on the towers and corners of the wall designed to shoot arrows and large stones. And so Uzziah’s fame spread far and wide, because he had received wonderful help until he became powerful.

16 But as soon as he became powerful, he grew so arrogant that he acted corruptly. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God by entering the Lord’s sanctuary to burn incense upon the incense altar. 17 The priest Azariah, accompanied by eighty other of the Lord’s courageous priests, went in after him 18 and confronted King Uzziah.

“You have no right, Uzziah,” he said, “to burn incense to the Lord! That privilege belongs to the priests, Aaron’s descendants, who have been ordained to burn incense. Get out of this holy place because you have been unfaithful! The Lord God won’t honor you for this.”

19 Then Uzziah, who already had a censer in his hand ready to burn the incense, became angry. While he was fuming at the priests, skin disease[e] erupted on his forehead in the presence of the priests before the incense altar in the Lord’s temple. 20 When Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests turned and saw the skin disease on his forehead, they rushed him out of there. Uzziah also was anxious to leave because the Lord had afflicted him. 21 King Uzziah had skin disease until the day he died. He lived in a separate house,[f] diseased in his skin, because he was barred from the Lord’s temple. His son Jotham supervised the palace administration and governed the people of the land. 22 The rest of Uzziah’s deeds, from beginning to end, were written down by the prophet Isaiah, Amoz’s son. 23 Uzziah died and was buried with his ancestors in a field belonging to the kings, because people said, “He had skin disease.” His son Jotham succeeded him as king.

Jotham rules

27 Jotham was 25 years old when he became king, and he ruled for sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerushah; she was Zadok’s daughter. Jotham did what was right in the Lord’s eyes, just as his father Uzziah had done. Unlike Uzziah, Jotham didn’t enter the Lord’s temple. But the people continued their crooked practices. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the Lord’s temple and did extensive work on the wall of the elevated fortress.[g] He built towns in Judah’s highlands and fortresses and towers in the wooded areas. He fought against the king of the Ammonites and defeated the Ammonites. They paid him one hundred kikkars of silver, ten thousand kors[h] of wheat, and ten thousand kors of barley that year and for the next two years. Jotham was securely established because he maintained a faithful life before the Lord his God. The rest of Jotham’s deeds, including all his wars and accomplishments, are written in the official records of Israel’s and Judah’s kings. He was 25 years old when he became king, and he ruled for sixteen years in Jerusalem. Jotham lay down with his ancestors and was buried in David’s City. His son Ahaz succeeded him as king.

Ahaz rules

28 Ahaz was 20 years old when he became king, and he ruled for sixteen years in Jerusalem. He didn’t do what was right in the Lord’s eyes, unlike his ancestor David. Instead, he walked in the ways of Israel’s kings, making images of the Baals and burning incense in the Ben-hinnom Valley. He even burned his own sons alive, imitating the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites. He also sacrificed and burned incense at the shrines on every hill and beneath every shady tree. So the Lord his God handed him over to Aram’s king, who defeated him and carried off many prisoners, bringing them to Damascus. Ahaz was also handed over to Israel’s king, who defeated him with a severe beating. In Judah, Pekah, Remaliah’s son, killed one hundred twenty thousand warriors in the course of a single day because they had abandoned the Lord, God of their ancestors. An Ephraimite warrior named Zichri killed the king’s son Maaseiah, the palace administrator Azrikam, and Elkanah, the king’s second in command. The Israelites took captive two hundred thousand women, boys, and girls from their Judean relatives and seized enormous amounts of plunder, which they took back to Samaria.

One of the Lord’s prophets named Oded lived in Samaria. When the army arrived there, he went to meet them and said, “Don’t you see that the Lord God of your ancestors was angry with Judah and let you defeat them? But look what you’ve done! Your merciless slaughter of them stinks to high heaven! 10 And now you think you can enslave the men and women of Judah and Jerusalem? What about your own guilt before the Lord your God? 11 Listen to me! Send back the captives you took from your relatives, because the Lord is furious with you.”

12 At this, some of the Ephraimite leaders—Johanan’s son Azariah, Meshillemoth’s son Berechiah, Shallum’s son Jehizkiah, and Hadlai’s son Amasa—confronted those returning from battle. 13 “Don’t bring the captives here,” they told them. “Your plan will only add to our sin and guilt before the Lord. We’re already guilty enough, and great anger is already directed at Israel.” 14 So the warriors released the captives and brought the loot before the officers and the whole assembly. 15 Then people named for this task took charge of the captives and dressed everyone who was naked with items taken from the loot. They gave them clothing, sandals, food and drink, and bandaged their wounds. Everyone who couldn’t walk they placed on donkeys, and they brought them to Jericho, Palm City, near their Judean relatives. Then they returned to Samaria.

16 At that time King Ahaz sent for help from the king[i] of Assyria. 17 Once again, the Edomites had invaded Judah, defeating Judah and carrying off captives. 18 The Philistines had raided the towns in the lowlands and the arid southern plain of Judah, capturing Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, and Gederoth, along with Soco and its surrounding villages, Timnah and its surrounding villages, and Gimzo and its surrounding villages, and occupying all of these cities. 19 The Lord was humiliating Judah on account of Israel’s King Ahaz, because he had exercised no restraint in Judah and had been utterly unfaithful to the Lord. 20 Assyria’s King Tiglath-pileser[j] came to Ahaz, but he brought trouble, not support. 21 Even though Ahaz took items from the Lord’s temple, the royal palace, and the officials to buy off the king of Assyria, it was of no help.

22 It was during this troubled time that King Ahaz became even more unfaithful to the Lord 23 by sacrificing to the gods of Damascus, who had defeated him.

“Since the gods of Aram’s kings are helping them,” he said, “I’ll sacrifice to them too, so that they will help me.”

But they became the ruin of both him and all Israel. 24 Ahaz gathered the objects from God’s temple, cut them up, shut the doors of the Lord’s temple, and made himself altars on every corner in Jerusalem. 25 He made shrines in all the towns of Judah for burning incense to other gods. This made the Lord, the God of his ancestors, very angry.

26 The rest of Ahaz’s deeds, from beginning to end, are written in the official records of Israel’s and Judah’s kings. 27 Ahaz lay down with his ancestors and was buried in the city, in Jerusalem, but not in the royal cemetery of Israel’s kings. His son Hezekiah succeeded him as king.


  1. 2 Chronicles 26:1 Uzziah is usually named Azariah in 2 Kgs 14:21; 15:1, 6-7.
  2. 2 Chronicles 26:5 LXX; MT visions
  3. 2 Chronicles 26:7 Tg; MT Gur-baal
  4. 2 Chronicles 26:8 LXX; MT Ammonites
  5. 2 Chronicles 26:19 The precise meaning is uncertain; traditionally leprosy—a term used for several different skin diseases. Also in 26:21-20, 23.
  6. 2 Chronicles 26:21 Heb uncertain
  7. 2 Chronicles 27:3 Or hillside; Heb uncertain
  8. 2 Chronicles 27:5 One kor is equivalent to a homer and is possibly equal to fifty gallons of grain.
  9. 2 Chronicles 28:16 LXX, Syr, Vulg; MT kings
  10. 2 Chronicles 28:20 MT Tilgath-pilneser
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Romans 13

13 Every person should place themselves under the authority of the government. There isn’t any authority unless it comes from God, and the authorities that are there have been put in place by God. So anyone who opposes the authority is standing against what God has established. People who take this kind of stand will get punished. The authorities don’t frighten people who are doing the right thing. Rather, they frighten people who are doing wrong. Would you rather not be afraid of authority? Do what’s right, and you will receive its approval. It is God’s servant given for your benefit. But if you do what’s wrong, be afraid because it doesn’t have weapons to enforce the law for nothing. It is God’s servant put in place to carry out his punishment on those who do what is wrong. That is why it is necessary to place yourself under the government’s authority, not only to avoid God’s punishment but also for the sake of your conscience. You should also pay taxes for the same reason, because the authorities are God’s assistants, concerned with this very thing. So pay everyone what you owe them. Pay the taxes you owe, pay the duties you are charged, give respect to those you should respect, and honor those you should honor.

Don’t be in debt to anyone, except for the obligation to love each other. Whoever loves another person has fulfilled the Law. The commandments, Don’t commit adultery, don’t murder, don’t steal, don’t desire what others have,[a] and any other commandments, are all summed up in one word: You must love your neighbor as yourself.[b] 10 Love doesn’t do anything wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is what fulfills the Law.

The day is near

11 As you do all this, you know what time it is. The hour has already come for you to wake up from your sleep. Now our salvation is nearer than when we first had faith. 12 The night is almost over, and the day is near. So let’s get rid of the actions that belong to the darkness and put on the weapons of light. 13 Let’s behave appropriately as people who live in the day, not in partying and getting drunk, not in sleeping around and obscene behavior, not in fighting and obsession. 14 Instead, dress yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, and don’t plan to indulge your selfish desires.

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Psalm 23

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd.
I lack nothing.
He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
he leads me to restful waters;
he keeps me [a] alive.
He guides me in proper paths
for the sake of his good name.

Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger because you are with me.
Your rod and your staff—
they protect me.

You set a table for me
right in front of my enemies.
You bathe my head in oil;
my cup is so full it spills over!
Yes, goodness and faithful love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live[b] in the Lord’s house
as long as I live.


  1. Psalm 23:3 Or my soul
  2. Psalm 23:6 LXX; MT I will return
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Proverbs 20:11

11 Even young people are known by their actions,
whether their conduct is pure and upright.

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07/29/2019 DAB Transcript

2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28, Romans 12:1-21, Psalms 22:19-31, Proverbs 20:8-10

Today is the 29th of day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today and every day sitting around the global campfire letting God’s word speak to us, this little oasis that we have together from the cares of life, this safe place where God can speak. So, let’s get to that. We’re reading from the Common English Bible this week. Today, second Chronicles chapters 24 and 25.


Alright. So, we’ve been taking the journey through Romans reading the letter that the apostle Paul wrote that most scholars thinks is like the crowning jewel, one of the greatest theological documents that we have in the Christian faith. And, so, as we’re moving through it we see that at times very technical, very highly theological but then the implications become clear and some of those are spiritual implications, like realities that we need to live into and become aware of, but today Paul gives us like, here’s some practical things in your humanity that this should be doing. This is what you should look like because of all of this. And, so, it gives us a chance to just look at our lives versus this picture of what life should and even could and can and must look like. So, let’s just take an example. But before we do, we should…we should kind of get into this posture because we’re probably not gonna be perfectly aligned with all of this and it’s gonna reveal some areas that maybe the Holy Spirit here in the second half of the year would like to deal with in our lives, which is gonna force us into a position of repentance. And, you know, we just don’t usually like that word very well because it just…it sort of denotes judgment and all of this, but repentance simply means that you’re turning around and going the other direction, it means that you’re changing your mind and by changing your mind you’re changing your inner self. So, here’s what Paul counsels. Don’t think that you’re better than you really are. Don’t just pretend to love others. Actually, love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other, genuinely with genuine affection. Take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy but work hard. Serve the lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep praying. When God’s people are in need be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them. Pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy. Weep with those who weep. Be in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. Don’t think you know it all. Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty give them something to drink.” We should come back to Romans 12 often because it’s giving us this list, which is basically a roadmap to what it looks like to be a living sacrifice, which is what he said at the beginning of this reading today, that we should lay our lives down before the Lord, knowing that we are dead to who we were and have been resurrected in Christ, so that is now Christ who lives in us and we live out our lives as a living sacrifice. This is what life’s supposed to look like according to the apostle Paul. And if we will pay attention and be intentional about this then we’ll be able to do the last thing that Paul tells us today. Don’t let evil conquer you. You conquer evil by doing good.


Holy Spirit, we invite You into this. This is very practical, very confronting, plenty of room for growth and maturity and we invite Your Holy Spirit because now we are seeing a picture of what it actually looks, like in a practical way to be living sacrifice. And we can see that in some ways…in some ways we do this, but we can also see in other ways we don’t. And then we can also see the back-and-forth of it all. And, so, Holy Spirit, show us how to be consistent, intentional, and true as we walk the narrow path that leads to life. And as we conquer evil by doing good, in other words, taking the evil out of the world because it has been conquered and replacing it with good. And whenever we do this, the kingdom is revealed because the darkness has been vanquished and light has taken its place. And this happens every day, billions of times a day and yet we realize that too often we participate in the darkness. So, come Holy Spirit, show us how to be a living sacrifice. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi, good morning, this call is for the woman who called in that lost her son. And I heard Christian Augustus, it was. I couldn’t quite make out the name. I just wanted to encourage you that…I want to comfort you, I hope. My sister’s going through almost the exact same thing. She lost her world, her only child and her daughter at only 29 years old at the end of May. And I have listened to her tell me the exact same thing…same things that you’ve expressed this morning, July 22nd. I just wanted to reach out to you and if you ever need someone to talk to my email address is renochico@yahoo.com and my name is Denise. And please don’t hesitate to call I’d like to pray for you and encourage you any way that I can. Thank you. Bye.

Good morning DABbers, this is Florida Charlie Oscar Papa. I’ve called a few times. I am a longtime listener. I’ve been listening five/six years now and I’ve just got a burden on my heart. My parents are getting older and I’m trying to be a good son and help them out with decisions they have to make. And you now that just sometimes parents don’t want to listen to their children and so forth. So, I’m just praying for wisdom, a strategy, and God’s will to be done over every major decision. So, if you can keep me in prayer again, I would really appreciate that. I love you all. God bless you. And take care. Bye-bye.

Hi family it’s Shannon from Texas and as some of you may know my son gave his…gave his life to the Lord a few weeks ago and this is miraculous news. And, so, just unbelievably grateful and even amazed by this __. And this is something that I’ve been praying for for a very long time and after this he was arrested for…and this is something that blows my mind also…he was arrested for stolen guns. And it was the burglary of a habitat and the burglary of a habitat __ can’t figure out why they charged him with that. And we got him out on bond. And I talked to an attorney, a good friend of mine, his dad, a Texas attorney and he said that it could be up to two years per gun and there was 7 guns. And my son has a bright future. If you met him, you would __.  I’ve never met anyone that just doesn’t just __ love completely with him. And the thought of him being in prison, is just…it’s not gonna happen. In fact, yesterday I had a revelation about him, the Lord, and how we __ our sins. I can’t get into that but please help me pray. I need…an attorney is like $10-$20,000. So, I’ve got to figure this out. So, please help me pray. I love you guys. That’s it.

Hi, it’s Sherry from Augusta Kansas. I want to thank you Brian and Jill and everyone else and for that I quote Philippians 1:3. I thank my God every time I remember you and all my prayers for all of you I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now being confident of this, that he who began a good work with you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ. If feel like every time I call…I always feel silly and I think I’m not gonna call again because I just look stupid but I always do end up calling and it’s because I feel like I’ve connected with God when I connect with all of you and I want to thank you for that. I want to thank you for giving me that feeling of peace I get knowing that others are carrying on with me. And for whatever reason we call whenever I feel like my heart is breaking or when I feel like I’m struggling. I so appreciate being able to call in and tell you guys all of that. Thank you so much and a special thank you to cherry. You know them as Chery and Graig. I always called her Cherry pie. Special thank you to her for encouraging me to call in. And now I not only listen every day, I’ve been listening faithfully, but I’ve been reading my Bible faithfully everyday also since the beginning of the year and I am listening more and more to the Proverbs and the Psalms as well and taking the time to pray and it’s just line upon line. It’s building me up and I’m grateful. I am so grateful because I never thought I’d be back to this place again. So, thank you all. I love you all. God bless you all. Bye-bye.

Hello Daily Audio Bible, this is Duane from Wisconsin. All the praise and glory to our wonderful Lord and Savior. Just calling in. Today is July 22nd. And July 1st. I think I had mentioned to you, I have a dog moose and usually I take him out for a run on my bicycle and yesterday it didn’t go so well. He managed to pull me off the bicycle and I ended up breaking my collar…well…not my collarbone, but a bone in my shoulder. Not much pain but I’m gonna need some surgery to kinda get it all back together. The muscles to work, the bone broke but that’s not why they gotta do the surgery. It’s got to do with the fact that the muscles tore. And, so, it won’t hold the bone in place. So, I would appreciate your prayers for that. I would also like to lift up all of you all too that call in and pray even if you don’t call in. This is such a wonderful place to come and to listen to all of you lift up other people. We are so blessed. And again, even those that don’t call in, we feel your prayers and we know, as Brian had alluded to once, that all the time people are being prayer for, and people are praying. What a great and wonderful blessing this ministry is. So, Brian and Jill, thank you for all this behind the scenes I a shout out for you. And again, remember that the Lord and Savior that saved us is also those same Lord and Savior who can save our children. God bless.

This is Candace from Oregon. I want to repeat joyfully what Brian said several times on the July 22nd podcast. The Spirit of God who raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives in me. So, say that with me my brothers and sisters. Say it again. The Spirit of God raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives in me. And Brian encouraged us in believing this. We know this is what the Scripture says. This is a familiar verse. There’s a wonderful future coming, a future of unlimited power to bless others. So, ask, ask for whatever You want, and it will be done for You and for those of whom You are praying. Lord, we lift up to You everyone who has called in, especially those in desperate situations and we lift up to You those who are rejoicing in the hand…You know…observing that Your hand and Your answer to our prayers. Encourage us Lord. The spirit of God who raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives in us. Hallelujah. You told us we would do greater works than You did. I don’t understand why You said that but who am I to question You Lord. Thank You for everything You’re doing in us. Help us to trust You and keep going forward. We love You Jesus. We love You back. Candace…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday July 29, 2019 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 24-25

Jehoash rules

24 Jehoash[a] was 7 years old when he became king, and he ruled for forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah; she was from Beer-sheba. Jehoash did what was right in the Lord’s eyes as long as Jehoiada the priest was alive. Jehoiada had him marry two wives, and Jehoash fathered sons and daughters.

Sometime later, Jehoash wanted to renovate the Lord’s temple. He gathered the priests and the Levites and said, “Go to the cities of Judah and collect the annual tax of silver due from all Israel for the upkeep of God’s temple. Do it right away.”

But the Levites procrastinated. So the king summoned the chief priest Jehoiada and asked him, “Why haven’t you required the Levites to bring in from Judah and Jerusalem the tax imposed by the Lord’s servant Moses and the Israelite assembly for the covenant tent?” (Now wicked Athaliah and her followers had broken into God’s temple and used all the holy objects of the Lord’s temple in their worship of the Baals.) So at the king’s command a box was made and placed outside the gate of the Lord’s temple. Then a proclamation was issued throughout Judah and Jerusalem requiring the people to bring to the Lord the tax that God’s servant Moses had imposed on Israel in the wilderness. 10 This so pleased all the leaders and all the people that they gladly dropped their money in the box until it was full. 11 Whenever the box was brought by the Levites to the royal accountants, as soon as they saw that a large amount of money was in the box, the royal scribe and the representative of the high priest would come, empty the box, and return it to its place. This took place day after day, and a large amount of money was collected. 12 The king and Jehoiada would give it to those in charge of the work on the Lord’s temple who in turn hired masons and carpenters to renovate the Lord’s temple, as well as metalworkers for the iron and bronze to repair the Lord’s temple. 13 The workers labored hard, and the restoration progressed smoothly under their control until they had brought God’s temple back to its original state and reinforced it. 14 As soon as they finished, they brought the remaining money to the king and Jehoiada. They used it to make equipment for the Lord’s temple, including what was used for the service and the entirely burned offerings, pans, and other objects made of gold and silver. As long as Jehoiada lived, the entirely burned offerings were regularly offered in the Lord’s temple.

15 Jehoiada grew old, and when he reached the age of 130, he died. 16 He was buried among the kings in David’s City because of his exemplary service to Israel, God, and God’s temple.

17 After Jehoiada’s death, however, the leaders of Judah came and bowed before the king, and the king listened to them. 18 They abandoned the temple of the Lord, their ancestors’ God, and worshipped sacred poles[b] and idols. Anger came upon Judah and Jerusalem as a consequence of their sin, 19 and though God sent prophets to them to bring them back to the Lord and to warn them, they refused to listen. 20 Then the spirit of God enwrapped Zechariah the son of the priest Jehoiada. Standing before the people, he told them, “This is what God says: Why do you defy the Lord’s commands and keep yourselves from prospering? Because you have abandoned the Lord, he has abandoned you!” 21 But the people plotted against Zechariah, and at the king’s command stoned him to death in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple. 22 King Jehoash failed to remember the loyalty that Jehoiada, Zechariah’s father, had shown him and murdered Jehoiada’s son, who cried out as he lay dying, “May the Lord see and seek vengeance!”

23 That spring the Aramean army marched against Jehoash. They attacked Judah and Jerusalem, destroyed all the people’s leaders, and sent all the loot to the king of Damascus. 24 Although the Aramean forces were relatively small, the Lord handed over to them a very large army, because the people of Judah had abandoned the Lord, their ancestors’ God. Jehoash was justly punished. 25 The Arameans left him badly wounded, but his own officials plotted against him for murdering the son[c] of the priest Jehoiada. So they killed him in his bed. He died and was buried in David’s City but not in the royal cemetery. 26 Those who plotted against him were the Ammonite Zabad, Shimeath’s son, and the Moabite Jehozabad, Shimrith’s son. 27 The list of Jehoash’s sons, the many prophecies against him, and the account of his restoration of God’s temple are written in the comments on the records of the kings. His son Amaziah succeeded him as king.

Amaziah rules

25 Amaziah was 25 years old when he became king, and he ruled for twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan; she was from Jerusalem. He did what was right in the Lord’s eyes but not with all his heart. Once he had secured control over his kingdom, he executed the officials who had assassinated his father the king. However, he didn’t kill their children because of what is written in the Instruction scroll from Moses, where the Lord commanded, Parents shouldn’t be executed because of what their children have done; neither should children be executed because of what their parents have done. Each person should be executed for their own guilty acts.[d]

Amaziah gathered the people of Judah, organizing them into family units under captains of thousands and hundreds for all Judah and Benjamin. He summoned everyone 20 years old and older and found that there were three hundred thousand select troops, ready for service and able to handle spears and body-sized shields. He also hired one hundred thousand warriors from Israel for one hundred kikkars of silver.

But a man of God confronted him. “King,” he said, “the troops from Israel must not go with you, because the Lord isn’t on the side of Israel or any Ephraimite. Should you go with them anyway, even if you fight fiercely, God will make you stumble before the enemy, because God has the ability to either help or make someone stumble.”

Amaziah asked the man of God, “What about the hundred kikkars I paid for the Israelite troops?”

“God can give you much more than that,” the man of God replied.

10 Amaziah released the Ephraimite troops who had joined him so they could go home, but this only infuriated them against Judah, and they left in a rage. 11 Amaziah courageously led his people to the Salt Valley, where they killed ten thousand people from Seir. 12 The Judean forces captured another ten thousand alive, brought them to the top of a cliff, and threw them off so that all were dashed to pieces. 13 Meanwhile, the troops Amaziah had released from fighting alongside him raided cities in Judah from Samaria to Beth-horon, killing three thousand people and carrying off a large amount of loot. 14 When Amaziah returned after defeating the Edomites, he brought the gods of the people of Seir. He set them up as his own gods, bowed down before them, and burned incense to them. 15 As a result, the Lord was angry with Amaziah and sent a prophet to him.

“Why do you seek the gods of this people?” the prophet asked. “They couldn’t even deliver their own people from you!”

16 “Since when do you give me advice?” Amaziah interrupted. “You better quit before you end up dead!”

So the prophet stopped, but not until he said, “I know God plans to destroy you because you’ve done this and because you’ve refused to listen to my advice.”

17 After Judah’s King Amaziah consulted with his advisors, he sent a challenge to Israel’s King Joash, Jehoahaz’s son and Jehu’s grandson. “Come on,” he said, “let’s go head-to-head!”

18 Israel’s King Joash sent the following reply to Judah’s King Amaziah: “Once upon a time, a thistle in Lebanon sent a message to a cedar: ‘Give your daughter to my son as a wife.’ But then a wild beast in Lebanon came along and trampled the thistle. 19 Do you think that because you’ve defeated Edom, you can arrogantly seek even more? Stay home! Why invite disaster when both you and Judah will fall?” 20 But Amaziah wouldn’t listen, because God intended to use this to destroy them since they had sought Edom’s gods. 21 So Israel’s King Joash moved against Judah’s King Amaziah and went head-to-head in battle at Beth-shemesh in Judah. 22 Judah was defeated by Israel, and everyone ran home. 23 At Beth-shemesh, Israel’s King Joash captured Judah’s King Amaziah, Jehoash’s[e] son and Ahaziah’s[f] grandson. Joash brought him to Jerusalem and broke down six hundred feet of the Jerusalem wall from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate. 24 Joash took[g] all the gold and silver, and all the objects he could find in God’s temple in the care of Obed-edom, and in the treasuries of the palace, along with some hostages. Then he returned to Samaria.

25 Judah’s King Amaziah, Jehoash’s son, lived fifteen years after the death of Israel’s King Joash, Jehoahaz’s son. 26 The rest of Amaziah’s deeds, from beginning to end, aren’t they written in the official records of Israel’s and Judah’s kings? 27 From the time Amaziah turned away from the Lord, some people conspired against him in Jerusalem. When Amaziah fled to Lachish, they sent men after him, and they murdered him in Lachish. 28 They carried him back on horses and he was buried with his ancestors in David’s City.[h]


  1. 2 Chronicles 24:1 Heb Joash (see 24:2, 4, 22, 24); the king's name is variously spelled in either long Jehoash or short Joash form in 2 Kgs.
  2. 2 Chronicles 24:18 Heb asherim, perhaps objects devoted to the goddess Asherah
  3. 2 Chronicles 24:25 LXX, Vulg; MT sons
  4. 2 Chronicles 25:4 Deut 24:16
  5. 2 Chronicles 25:23 Or Joash (see also 25:25); the king's name is variously spelled in either long Jehoash or short Joash form in 2 Kgs.
  6. 2 Chronicles 25:23 See 2 Kgs 14:13; MT Jehoahaz.
  7. 2 Chronicles 25:24 See 2 Kgs 14:14; Heb omits took.
  8. 2 Chronicles 25:28 LXX; MT Judah
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Romans 12

Living sacrifice and transformed lives

12 So, brothers and sisters, because of God’s mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to God. This is your appropriate priestly service. Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature.

Transformed relationships

Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don’t think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. Instead, be reasonable since God has measured out a portion of faith to each one of you. We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function. In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other. We have different gifts that are consistent with God’s grace that has been given to us. If your gift is prophecy, you should prophesy in proportion to your faith. If your gift is service, devote yourself to serving. If your gift is teaching, devote yourself to teaching. If your gift is encouragement, devote yourself to encouraging. The one giving should do it with no strings attached. The leader should lead with passion. The one showing mercy should be cheerful.

Love should be shown without pretending. Hate evil, and hold on to what is good. 10 Love each other like the members of your family. Be the best at showing honor to each other. 11 Don’t hesitate to be enthusiastic—be on fire in the Spirit as you serve the Lord! 12 Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of God’s people, and welcome strangers into your home. 14 Bless people who harass you—bless and don’t curse them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and cry with those who are crying. 16 Consider everyone as equal, and don’t think that you’re better than anyone else. Instead, associate with people who have no status. Don’t think that you’re so smart. 17 Don’t pay back anyone for their evil actions with evil actions, but show respect for what everyone else believes is good.

18 If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people. 19 Don’t try to get revenge for yourselves, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. It is written, Revenge belongs to me; I will pay it back, says the Lord.[a] 20 Instead, If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. By doing this, you will pile burning coals of fire upon his head.[b] 21 Don’t be defeated by evil, but defeat evil with good.

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Psalm 22:19-31

19 But you, Lord! Don’t be far away!
You are my strength!
Come quick and help me!
20 Deliver me[a] from the sword.
Deliver my life from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the mouth of the lion.
From the horns of the wild oxen
you have answered me!

22 I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters;
I will praise you in the very center of the congregation!
23 All of you who revere the Lord—praise him!
All of you who are Jacob’s descendants—honor him!
All of you who are all Israel’s offspring—
stand in awe of him!
24 Because he didn’t despise or detest
the suffering of the one who suffered—
he didn’t hide his face from me.
No, he listened when I cried out to him for help.

25 I offer praise in the great congregation
because of you;
I will fulfill my promises
in the presence of those who honor God.
26 Let all those who are suffering eat and be full!
Let all who seek the Lord praise him!
I pray your hearts live forever!
27 Every part of the earth
will remember and come back to the Lord;
every family among all the nations will worship you.
28 Because the right to rule belongs to the Lord,
he rules all nations.
29 Indeed, all the earth’s powerful
will worship him;[b]
all who are descending to the dust
will kneel before him;
my being also lives for him.[c]
30 Future descendants will serve him;
generations to come will be told about my Lord.
31 They will proclaim God’s righteousness
to those not yet born,
telling them what God has done.


  1. Psalm 22:20 Or my soul; also in 22:29
  2. Psalm 22:29 Correction; MT All the earth’s powerful have eaten and will worship.
  3. Psalm 22:29 Correction with LXX; Heb uncertain
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Proverbs 20:8-10

A king who sits on his judgment throne
sifts out all evil with his eyes.
Who can say, “I’m innocent to the core;
I’m cleansed from my sin”?
10 False weights and measures—
the Lord detests them both.

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07/28/2019 DAB Transcript

2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21, Romans 11:13-36, Psalms 22:1-18, Proverbs 20:7

Today is the 28th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you as we turn the knob and walk into this a brand-new, shiny, sparkly week together. And as we’ve mentioned a couple of times, we won’t get out of this week without getting into a brand-new month. So, we set our sights on the new week knowing that it’s a week of transition for us. Every week we switch translations. We were reading from the New English Translation last week. This week we’ll read from the Common English Bible and obviously we will pick up right where we left off, which brings us back into the book of second Chronicles. Today, second Chronicles chapters 21 through 23.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for what You’ve given us in the gift of the Scriptures, something no matter what’s going on in our lives, no matter how foggy it is, no matter how murky it is, no matter how hard it is or for that matter, no matter how easy it is, we have this gift. We can always turn to this, this is a tangible thing that we can hold in our hands and its words speak into the recesses of our souls and inform the way we live our lives. And, so, we are supremely grateful to You for this. And as we begin this new week and even prepare to end the month and begin a new month before this week is out, we invite Your Holy Spirit to plant the words from the Scriptures in our minds and in our hearts and allow them to do just what we said, inform the way we live our lives. We humble ourselves before You. We commit our ways to You, and we ask that You would lead us into all truth, as was promised in the Scriptures. Come Holy Spirit we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Hello Daily Audio Bible family this is Catherine calling from Maryland. I have a prayer request and an offer of prayer today. So, first offer of prayer. Demetrius, you called July 19th and you seemed pretty much at the end of your rope, but you are hopeful, you called. All decisions have consequences. Sometimes we make bad decisions and we get bad consequences in life and that can happen again and again but sometimes we make good decisions and we get good consequences in life. So, you have your beloved children, your five children that you called to ask for prayer, and we will keep them in prayer, and you made the good decision to call this community. You have no idea how amazing and powerful this community is. So, it was wonderful that you were led to us and to give a call and ask for prayer. And, so, you are now in the prayers, the prayers of thousands of people Demetrius so that there’s hope for you. There’s hope for you to be the father that your children want you, to be spend time with them and see them if they want and your life can be a blessing…will be a blessing. God does make no junk now. He makes everyone special. There’s a reason you’re here. So, __ Demetrius. Okay. And also my prayer request I like to ask for prayer __ . Okay, bye family. Love you. Bye.

Hey Daily Audio Bible. I’m calling in because I have insomnia and it’s not getting any better and I pray to God every day all the time for intervention that He would take away my affliction, but it’s not happened yet, and I think He must be using it for a higher purpose. But please pray for me. And I’m Roxie from Idaho and thank you Daily Audio Bible for all that you do, Brian Hardin and your family. And thank you very much. In Jesus’ name. Goodbye.

Hi, I’m calling for the brother in Kansas whose wife left with his kids, went onto Iowa. Brother, man, I’m there. And I just first want you to know you’re not alone. I’m praying for you, just, you know, going through something very similar. I want to encourage you first to lean into Jesus hard, pursue him with everything you have. Personal worship, read His word, pray, you know, to connect with other Christians because He is worth it, He is actually the treasure He says He is, and He will comfort you. Father God, please…please God wrap your arms around my brother. Lord, please love on him, please encourage him. Please give him hope Lord. False hope…concerning his family, but hope that You are there, You understand his pain, You do have a good plan for his life, and he will achieve that. And Lord I pray that You would just pursue him with all of Your will, with all of Your heart and it’s in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Hi, this prayer is for Carla from California. Sister, I heard your prayer and I understand the pressure that you are feeling right now. I have been there and just the opposition. And I could hear in your voice the opposition to even pray and you’re fighting through it. And, so, in the name of Jesus I want to go to war with you right now. Let’s go to war. Heavenly Father, God, I ask that You would, please send a detachment of angels to go and rescue Carla. Lord Jesus, she is under attack. Father God we know that You have identified us as Your sons and Your daughters, and that You do not stand for Your children to be treated like this. So, Father, I ask in the name of Jesus Christ that You would…You would find and castaway these spiritual attacks, these spirits of oppression that are on my sister Lord. Father, please, we beg You in the name of Jesus Christ to rescue and deliver her. We pray this in Your name. Amen.

Hi family this is His Little Sherry in Canada and I appreciate everyone who calls in but there’s something really special about the men who call in either to pray for people or to leave prayer requests. And I just think there’s someone listening to this who needs to be encouraged to be brave. And, so, this is for you. My child walk with me into your nighttime and take my hand. Walk with me past the garden shadows in the nighttime sounds. Feel the strength of this safety, the thrill of this danger as I go with you into the outside, we’re you’ve never dared to go before. You are my summer child growing tall and fearless and I am the Father who knows you. Come with me my boy, my rough-and-tumble friend into the warm evening and I will show you how to be brave like me. I will show you the stars and the creatures and teach you their names. You’ve seen them from your bed, your pale face peering out the window into the unknown. I can give you the unknown things, the things that have come to you only in dreams and I can show you how to tame them. I will go with you. I will go with you as you grow, and the darkness will open to your coming like a hand opens to a friend. Don’t be afraid. I have you little warrior. Walk with me and let’s see what we can conquer.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday July 28, 2019 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 21-23

21 Jehoshaphat died and was buried with his ancestors in David’s City. His son Jehoram succeeded him as king.

Jehoram rules

Jehoram’s brothers, the other sons of Jehoshaphat, were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariah, Michael, and Shephatiah. All of these were the sons of Israel’s King Jehoshaphat. Their father had given them many gifts of silver, gold, and other valuables, along with fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the oldest son.

When Jehoram had taken control of his father’s kingdom, he established his rule by killing all his brothers, along with some other leaders of Israel. Jehoram was 32 years old when he became king, and he ruled for eight years in Jerusalem. He walked in the ways of Israel’s kings, just as Ahab’s dynasty had done, because he married Ahab’s daughter. He did what was evil in the Lord’s eyes. Nevertheless, because of the covenant he had made with David, the Lord wasn’t willing to destroy David’s dynasty. He had promised to preserve a lamp for David and his sons forever. During Jehoram’s rule, Edom rebelled against Judah’s power and appointed its own king. Jehoram, along with all his chariots, crossed over to Zair.[a] The Edomites, who had surrounded him, attacked at night, defeating him[b] and his chariot officers. 10 So Edom has been independent of Judah to this day. Libnah rebelled against Jehoram’s rule at the same time because he had abandoned the Lord, the God of his ancestors. 11 As if that wasn’t enough, Jehoram constructed shrines throughout Judah’s highlands, encouraged Jerusalem’s citizens to be unfaithful, and led Judah astray.

12 A letter from the prophet Elijah came to Jehoram that read, “This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: Because you haven’t walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or the ways of Judah’s King Asa, 13 but have walked in the ways of Israel’s kings and have encouraged Judah and Jerusalem’s citizens to be unfaithful, just as the house of Ahab did, and because you have even murdered your own brothers, your father’s family, who were better than you, 14 the Lord will now strike your family, your children, your wives, and all your possessions with a heavy blow. 15 You yourself will become deathly ill with a chronic disease that will cause your intestines to fall out.”

16 Then the Lord made the Philistines and the Arabs, who lived near the Cushites, angry with Jehoram. 17 They attacked Judah, broke down its defenses, and hauled off all the goods that were found in the royal palace, along with the king’s children and wives. Only Jehoahaz, Jehoram’s youngest son, was spared. 18 After all this, the Lord struck Jehoram with an incurable intestinal disease. 19 For almost two years he grew steadily worse, until two days before his death, when his intestines fell out, causing him to die in horrible pain. His people didn’t make a fire in his honor as they had done for his ancestors. 20 He was 32 years old when he became king, and he ruled for eight years in Jerusalem. No one was sorry he died. He was buried in David’s City but not in the royal cemetery.

22 The inhabitants of Jerusalem made his youngest son Ahaziah succeed him as king because the raiding party that had invaded the camp with the Arabs had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah, Jehoram’s son, became king of Judah.

Ahaziah rules

Ahaziah was 22 years old[c] when he became king, and he ruled for one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah; she was the granddaughter of Omri. Ahaziah walked in the ways of Ahab’s dynasty, encouraged in this wickedness by his mother. He did what was evil in the Lord’s eyes, just as Ahab’s dynasty had done, because after his father’s death they gave him advice that led to his downfall. Ahaziah was following their advice when he went with Israel’s King Joram,[d] Ahab’s son, to fight against Aram’s King Hazael at Ramoth-gilead, where the Arameans wounded Joram. Joram returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he suffered at Ramah in his battle with Aram’s King Hazael. Then Judah’s King Ahaziah,[e] Jehoram’s son, went down to visit Joram, Ahab’s son, at Jezreel because he had been wounded. But God used this visit to Joram to bring about Ahaziah’s downfall. After his arrival, Ahaziah went with Joram to meet Jehu, Nimshi’s son, whom the Lord had anointed to destroy Ahab’s dynasty. While Jehu was executing judgment on Ahab’s dynasty, he discovered the princes of Judah, Ahaziah’s nephews, serving Ahaziah, and Jehu killed them. Jehu went looking for Ahaziah, who was captured while hiding in Samaria. He was then brought to Jehu and executed. He was given a decent burial, however, because people said, “He was the grandson of Jehoshaphat, who sought the Lord with all his heart.”

There were now no members of Ahaziah’s dynasty strong enough to rule the kingdom.

Queen Athaliah rules Judah

10 When Athaliah, Ahaziah’s mother, learned of her son’s death, she immediately destroyed the entire royal family of Judah’s dynasty. 11 But Jehoshabeath the king’s daughter secretly took Ahaziah’s son Jehoash[f] from the rest of the royal children who were about to be murdered, and hid him in a bedroom, along with his nurse. In this way Jehoshabeath, the daughter of King Jehoram, the wife of the priest Jehoiada and the sister of Ahaziah, hid Jehoash from Athaliah so she couldn’t murder him. 12 He remained hidden with them in God’s temple for six years while Athaliah ruled the country.

23 But in the seventh year Jehoiada boldly formed a conspiracy with the following unit commanders: Jeroham’s son Azariah, Jehohanan’s son Ishmael, Obed’s son Azariah, Adaiah’s son Maaseiah, and Zichri’s son Elishaphat. They went throughout Judah recruiting the Levites from all the cities of Judah, as well as the family heads of Israel, who then came to Jerusalem. The entire assembly made a covenant with the king in God’s temple. Jehoiada said, “Look! Here is the king’s son. He must be king, just as the Lord promised about David’s descendants. This is what you must do: A third of you priests and Levites coming on sabbath duty will guard the gates, another third will be at the royal palace, and another third will be at the Foundation Gate. Meanwhile, all the people will be in the courtyards of the Lord’s temple. Don’t enter the Lord’s temple, because only the priests or Levites on duty can do that. They are allowed to enter because they are holy, but the rest of the people must follow the Lord’s requirements. The Levites must surround the king, each with his weapons drawn. Whoever comes near your ranks must be killed; stay near the king wherever he goes.”

The Levites and all Judah did everything that the priest Jehoiada ordered. They each took charge of those men reporting for duty on the Sabbath, as well as those going off duty, since Jehoiada hadn’t released any divisions from duty. Then the priest Jehoiada gave the unit commanders King David’s spears and large and small shields that were kept in God’s temple. 10 He positioned all the people, each with their weapons drawn, near the altar and the temple, stretching from the south side of the temple to the north side, so as to protect the king. 11 Then they brought out the king’s son, crowned him, gave him the royal law,[g] and made him king. Jehoiada and his sons anointed him as everyone cried out, “Long live the king!”

12 When Athaliah heard the noise made by the people running and cheering the king, she went to the people at the Lord’s temple 13 and saw the king standing by the royal pillar at the entrance, with the commanders and trumpeters beside the king. All the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and singers accompanied by musical instruments were leading the praise. Athaliah ripped her clothes and screamed, “Treason! Treason!”

14 Then the priest Jehoiada brought out the unit commanders who were in charge of the army. “Take her out under guard,”[h] he told them, “and kill anyone who follows her.” This was because the priest had said, “She must not be executed in the Lord’s temple.” 15 They arrested her when she reached the entrance of the Horse Gate at the royal palace. She was executed there.

16 Jehoiada then made a covenant between himself, all the people, and the king, that they would be the Lord’s people. 17 Then all the people went to Baal’s temple and tore it down, smashing its altars and images into pieces. They executed Baal’s priest Mattan in front of the altars. 18 Jehoiada appointed the priests and[i] Levites in charge of the Lord’s temple, and then appointed the divisions of the priests and Levites[j] that David had assigned to the Lord’s temple to offer entirely burned sacrifices to the Lord, as written in the Instruction from Moses, with rejoicing and singing, just as David had ordered. 19 He posted guards at the gates of the Lord’s temple so that no one who was unclean in any way could enter. 20 Then he took the unit commanders, the officials, the rulers of the people, and all the people of the land, and they led the king down from the Lord’s temple, processing through the Upper Gate to the palace, where the king sat upon the royal throne. 21 All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was at peace now that Athaliah had been executed at the palace.


  1. 2 Chronicles 21:9 Correction with 2 Kgs 8:21; MT with his officers
  2. 2 Chronicles 21:9 Or he defeated Edom
  3. 2 Chronicles 22:2 LXX, Syr, 2 Kgs 8:26; MT 42
  4. 2 Chronicles 22:5 Or Jehoram (also in 22:6-7); the king's name is variously spelled in either long Jehoram or short Joram form.
  5. 2 Chronicles 22:6 LXX, Syr, Vulg; MT Azariah
  6. 2 Chronicles 22:11 Or Joash; the king's name is variously spelled in either long Jehoash or short Joash form in 2 Kgs.
  7. 2 Chronicles 23:11 Or testimony; MT lacks royal.
  8. 2 Chronicles 23:14 Heb uncertain
  9. 2 Chronicles 23:18 LXX; MT levitical priests
  10. 2 Chronicles 23:18 LXX; MT lacks and then appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites.
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Romans 11:13-36

13 I’m speaking to you Gentiles. Considering that I’m an apostle to the Gentiles, I publicize my own ministry 14 in the hope that somehow I might make my own people jealous and save some of them. 15 If their rejection has brought about a close relationship between God and the world, how can their acceptance mean anything less than life from the dead?

16 But if part of a batch of dough is offered to God as holy, the whole batch of dough is holy too. If a root is holy, the branches will be holy too. 17 If some of the branches were broken off, and you were a wild olive branch, and you were grafted in among the other branches and shared the root that produces the rich oil of the olive tree, 18 then don’t brag like you’re better than the other branches. If you do brag, be careful: it’s not you that sustains the root, but it’s the root that sustains you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Fine. They were broken off because they weren’t faithful, but you stand only by your faithfulness.[a] So don’t think in a proud way; instead be afraid. 21 If God didn’t spare the natural branches, he won’t spare you either. 22 So look at God’s kindness and harshness. It’s harshness toward those who fell, but it’s God’s kindness for you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise, you could be cut off too. 23 And even those who were cut off will be grafted back in if they don’t continue to be unfaithful, because God is able to graft them in again. 24 If you were naturally part of a wild olive tree and you were cut off from it, and then, contrary to nature, you were grafted into the cultivated olive tree, won’t these natural branches stand an even better chance of being grafted back onto their own olive tree?

All Israel will be saved

25 I don’t want you to be unaware of this secret,[b] brothers and sisters. That way you won’t think too highly of yourselves. A part of Israel has become resistant until the full number of the Gentiles comes in. 26 In this way, all Israel will be saved, as it is written:

The deliverer will come from Zion.
He will remove ungodly behavior from Jacob.
27 This is my covenant with them,
when I take away their sins.[c]

28 According to the gospel, they are enemies for your sake, but according to God’s choice, they are loved for the sake of their ancestors. 29 God’s gifts and calling can’t be taken back. 30 Once you were disobedient to God, but now you have mercy because they were disobedient. 31 In the same way, they have also been disobedient because of the mercy that you received, so now they can receive mercy too. 32 God has locked up all people in disobedience, in order to have mercy on all of them.

33 God’s riches, wisdom, and knowledge are so deep! They are as mysterious as his judgments, and they are as hard to track as his paths!

34 Who has known the Lord’s mind?
Or who has been his mentor?[d]
35 Or who has given him a gift
and has been paid back by him?[e]
36 All things are from him and through him and for him.
May the glory be to him forever. Amen.

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Psalm 22:1-18

Psalm 22

For the music leader. According to the “Doe of Dawn.” A psalm of David.

22 My God! My God,
why have you left me all alone?
Why are you so far from saving me—
so far from my anguished groans?
My God, I cry out during the day,
but you don’t answer;
even at nighttime I don’t stop.
You are the holy one, enthroned.
You are Israel’s praise.
Our ancestors trusted you—
they trusted you and you rescued them;
they cried out to you and they were saved;
they trusted you and they weren’t ashamed.

But I’m just a worm, less than human;
insulted by one person, despised by another.
All who see me make fun of me—
they gape, shaking their heads:
“He committed himself to the Lord,
so let God rescue him;
let God deliver him
because God likes him so much.”
But you are the one who pulled me from the womb,
placing me safely at my mother’s breasts.
10 I was thrown on you from birth;
you’ve been my God
since I was in my mother’s womb.
11 Please don’t be far from me,
because trouble is near
and there’s no one to help.

12 Many bulls surround me;
mighty bulls from Bashan encircle me.
13 They open their mouths at me
like a lion ripping and roaring!
14 I’m poured out like water.
All my bones have fallen apart.
My heart is like wax;
it melts inside me.
15 My strength is dried up
like a piece of broken pottery.
My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
you’ve set me down in the dirt of death.
16 Dogs surround me;
a pack of evil people circle me like a lion—
oh, my poor hands and feet!
17 I can count all my bones!
Meanwhile, they just stare at me, watching me.
18 They divvy up my garments among themselves;
they cast lots for my clothes.

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Proverbs 20:7

The righteous live with integrity;
happy are their children who come after them.

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07/27/2019 DAB Transcript

2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37, Romans 10:14-11:12, Psalms 21:1-13, Proverbs 20:4-6

Today is the 27th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is a joy to be here with you as we conclude, close down, and release another one of our weeks together for this year. And what a week it has been as we’ve…well…we continued our journey through second Chronicles and we’re moving through the kings of Israel and Judah again. And the book of Romans, obviously, from the apostle Paul is revealing so much for us to allow to seep deep into our hearts and become our realities. So, let’s take the next step forward and finish this week well. We’ve been reading from the English Standard Version this week. Today, second Chronicles chapters 19 and 20.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another week that we’ve been able to spend day by day in Your word allowing it to speak to us, allowing it to challenge us, allowing it to shape us. And as we close this, the final full week of this month of July down, we again take a moment to look back at all of the ways in which You have been so present to us in community as we’ve gone through Your word this year. And, so, we set our sights forward as we prepare to move into a new week and then move into a new month. And we say come Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday July 27, 2019 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 19-20

Jehoshaphat's Reforms

19 Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem. But (A)Jehu the son of (B)Hanani (C)the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you (D)help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, (E)wrath has gone out against you from the Lord. Nevertheless, (F)some good is found in you, for (G)you destroyed the Asheroth out of the land, and have (H)set your heart to seek God.”

Jehoshaphat lived at Jerusalem. And he went out again among the people, from Beersheba to (I)the hill country of Ephraim, and brought them back to the Lord, the God of their fathers. He appointed (J)judges in the land in all (K)the fortified cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, “Consider what you do, (L)for you judge not for man but for the Lord. He is with you in giving judgment. Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for (M)there is no injustice with the Lord our God, (N)or partiality or taking bribes.”

Moreover, in Jerusalem Jehoshaphat (O)appointed certain Levites and priests and heads of families of Israel, (P)to give judgment for the Lord and to decide disputed cases. They had their seat at Jerusalem. And he charged them: (Q)“Thus you shall do in the fear of the Lord, in faithfulness, (R)and with your whole heart: 10 (S)whenever a case comes to you from your brothers who live in their cities, concerning bloodshed, law or commandment, statutes or rules, then you shall warn them, that they may not incur guilt before the Lord and (T)wrath may not come upon you and your brothers. Thus you shall do, and you will not incur guilt. 11 And behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you (U)in all matters of the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the governor of the house of Judah, in all the king's matters, and the Levites will serve you as officers. (V)Deal courageously, and may the Lord be with the upright!”[a]

Jehoshaphat's Prayer

20 After this (W)the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites,[b] came against Jehoshaphat for battle. Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom,[c] from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in (X)Hazazon-tamar” (that is, (Y)Engedi). Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face (Z)to seek the Lord, and (AA)proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.

And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, and said, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not (AB)God in heaven? You (AC)rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. (AD)In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you. Did you not, our God, (AE)drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of (AF)Abraham your friend? And they have lived in it and have built for you in it a sanctuary for your name, saying, (AG)‘If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment,[d] or pestilence, or famine, (AH)we will stand before this house and before you—(AI)for your name is in this house—and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.’ 10 And now behold, the men of (AJ)Ammon and Moab and (AK)Mount Seir, whom (AL)you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, (AM)and whom they avoided and did not destroy— 11 behold, they reward us (AN)by coming to drive us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit. 12 O our God, will you not (AO)execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but (AP)our eyes are on you.”

13 Meanwhile all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. 14 And (AQ)the Spirit of the Lord came[e] upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, (AR)‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, (AS)for the battle is not yours but God's. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of (AT)the valley, east of the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 (AU)You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ (AV)Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, (AW)and the Lord will be with you.”

18 Then Jehoshaphat (AX)bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. 19 And the Levites, of the (AY)Kohathites and the (AZ)Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.

20 And they rose early in the morning and went out into (BA)the wilderness of Tekoa. And when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! (BB)Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.” 21 And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise him (BC)in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say,

(BD)“Give thanks to the Lord,
for his steadfast love endures forever.”

22 And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set (BE)an ambush against the men of (BF)Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed. 23 For the men of Ammon and Moab rose against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, devoting them to destruction, and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, (BG)they all helped to destroy one another.

The Lord Delivers Judah

24 When Judah came to the watchtower of the wilderness, they looked toward the horde, and behold, there[f] were dead bodies lying on the ground; none had escaped. 25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoil, they found among them, in great numbers, goods, clothing, and precious things, which they took for themselves until they could carry no more. They were three days in taking the spoil, it was so much. 26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Beracah,[g] for there they blessed the Lord. Therefore the name of that place has been called the Valley of Beracah to this day. 27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy, (BH)for the Lord had made them rejoice over their enemies. 28 They came to Jerusalem with harps and lyres and trumpets, to the house of the Lord. 29 (BI)And the fear of God came on all the kingdoms of the countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. 30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, (BJ)for his God gave him rest all around.

31 (BK)Thus Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 32 He walked in the way of Asa his father and did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the Lord. 33 (BL)The high places, however, were not taken away; (BM)the people had not yet set their hearts upon the God of their fathers.

34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of (BN)Jehu the son of Hanani, (BO)which are recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel.

The End of Jehoshaphat's Reign

35 (BP)After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined with Ahaziah king of Israel, who acted wickedly. 36 He joined him in building ships to go to (BQ)Tarshish, and they built the ships in Ezion-geber. 37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, (BR)“Because you have joined with Ahaziah, the Lord will destroy what you have made.” And the ships were wrecked and were not able to go to Tarshish.


  1. 2 Chronicles 19:11 Hebrew the good
  2. 2 Chronicles 20:1 Compare 26:7; Hebrew Ammonites
  3. 2 Chronicles 20:2 One Hebrew manuscript; most Hebrew manuscripts Aram (Syria)
  4. 2 Chronicles 20:9 Or the sword of judgment
  5. 2 Chronicles 20:14 Or was
  6. 2 Chronicles 20:24 Hebrew they
  7. 2 Chronicles 20:26 Beracah means blessing

Cross references:

  1. 2 Chronicles 19:2 : ch. 20:34; 1 Kgs. 16:1
  2. 2 Chronicles 19:2 : ch. 16:7
  3. 2 Chronicles 19:2 : See 1 Sam. 9:9
  4. 2 Chronicles 19:2 : [ch. 18:1; 20:37; Ps. 139:21]
  5. 2 Chronicles 19:2 : ver. 10; ch. 24:18; 32:25
  6. 2 Chronicles 19:3 : ch. 12:12; 1 Kgs. 14:13
  7. 2 Chronicles 19:3 : ch. 17:6
  8. 2 Chronicles 19:3 : ch. 30:19; Ezra 7:10
  9. 2 Chronicles 19:4 : See Josh. 24:33
  10. 2 Chronicles 19:5 : [Deut. 16:18]
  11. 2 Chronicles 19:5 : See ch. 11:5
  12. 2 Chronicles 19:6 : Deut. 1:17
  13. 2 Chronicles 19:7 : Deut. 32:4; Job 8:3; 34:10; [Gen. 18:25; Rom. 9:14]
  14. 2 Chronicles 19:7 : See Deut. 10:17
  15. 2 Chronicles 19:8 : ch. 17:8, 9
  16. 2 Chronicles 19:8 : [See ver. 6 above]; Deut. 1:17
  17. 2 Chronicles 19:9 : 2 Sam. 23:3
  18. 2 Chronicles 19:9 : 1 Kgs. 8:61
  19. 2 Chronicles 19:10 : See Deut. 17:8
  20. 2 Chronicles 19:10 : ver. 2
  21. 2 Chronicles 19:11 : 1 Chr. 26:30, 32
  22. 2 Chronicles 19:11 : 1 Chr. 28:10; [Ezra 10:4]
  23. 2 Chronicles 20:1 : 2 Kgs. 1:1; 3:4, 7
  24. 2 Chronicles 20:2 : Gen. 14:7
  25. 2 Chronicles 20:2 : See 1 Sam. 23:29
  26. 2 Chronicles 20:3 : ch. 19:3; [1 Chr. 22:19]
  27. 2 Chronicles 20:3 : Ezra 8:21; Jer. 36:9; Jonah 3:5; [Joel 1:14; 2:15]
  28. 2 Chronicles 20:6 : See Deut. 4:39
  29. 2 Chronicles 20:6 : [Dan. 4:17, 25, 32]
  30. 2 Chronicles 20:6 : 1 Chr. 29:12
  31. 2 Chronicles 20:7 : Ps. 44:2
  32. 2 Chronicles 20:7 : Isa. 41:8; James 2:23
  33. 2 Chronicles 20:9 : ch. 6:28-30; 1 Kgs. 8:33, 37; [Ezek. 14:21]
  34. 2 Chronicles 20:9 : [Ezra 10:1]
  35. 2 Chronicles 20:9 : ch. 6:20
  36. 2 Chronicles 20:10 : ver. 1, 22, 23
  37. 2 Chronicles 20:10 : ch. 25:11, 14; Gen. 32:3; 36:8
  38. 2 Chronicles 20:10 : Deut. 2:4, 5, 9, 19
  39. 2 Chronicles 20:10 : Num. 20:21
  40. 2 Chronicles 20:11 : Ps. 83:6, 7, 12
  41. 2 Chronicles 20:12 : [1 Sam. 3:13]
  42. 2 Chronicles 20:12 : Ps. 25:15; 123:1, 2; 141:8
  43. 2 Chronicles 20:14 : See ch. 15:1
  44. 2 Chronicles 20:15 : ch. 32:7; [Deut. 1:29, 30; 31:6, 8]
  45. 2 Chronicles 20:15 : 1 Sam. 17:47
  46. 2 Chronicles 20:16 : Num. 13:23
  47. 2 Chronicles 20:17 : [Ex. 14:13, 14]
  48. 2 Chronicles 20:17 : [See ver. 15 above]; ch. 32:7; [Deut. 1:29, 30; 31:6, 8]
  49. 2 Chronicles 20:17 : ch. 15:2; 32:8; [Num. 14:9]
  50. 2 Chronicles 20:18 : ch. 29:29, 30; Ex. 4:31; Neh. 8:6
  51. 2 Chronicles 20:19 : Ex. 6:16, 18
  52. 2 Chronicles 20:19 : See 1 Chr. 9:19
  53. 2 Chronicles 20:20 : [2 Sam. 14:2]
  54. 2 Chronicles 20:20 : Isa. 7:9
  55. 2 Chronicles 20:21 : See 1 Chr. 16:29
  56. 2 Chronicles 20:21 : See 1 Chr. 16:34
  57. 2 Chronicles 20:22 : [ch. 13:13]
  58. 2 Chronicles 20:22 : ver. 10
  59. 2 Chronicles 20:23 : [Judg. 7:22; 1 Sam. 14:20]
  60. 2 Chronicles 20:27 : Neh. 12:43
  61. 2 Chronicles 20:29 : ch. 14:14; 17:10
  62. 2 Chronicles 20:30 : [ch. 14:6, 7; 15:15]
  63. 2 Chronicles 20:31 : For ver. 31-33, see 1 Kgs. 22:41-43
  64. 2 Chronicles 20:33 : [ch. 17:6]
  65. 2 Chronicles 20:33 : ch. 12:14
  66. 2 Chronicles 20:34 : ch. 19:2
  67. 2 Chronicles 20:34 : 1 Kgs. 16:1, 7
  68. 2 Chronicles 20:35 : 1 Kgs. 22:48, 49
  69. 2 Chronicles 20:36 : ch. 9:21
  70. 2 Chronicles 20:37 : [ch. 19:2]
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Romans 10:14-11:12

14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him (A)of whom they have never heard?[a] And how are they to hear (B)without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, (C)“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16 But (D)they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, (E)“Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17 So (F)faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

18 But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for

(G)“Their voice has gone out (H)to all the earth,
and their words to the ends of the world.”

19 But I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says,

(I)“I will (J)make you jealous of those who are not a nation;
with a (K)foolish nation I will make you angry.”

20 Then Isaiah is so bold as to say,

(L)“I have been found by those who did not seek me;
I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.”

21 But of Israel he says, (M)“All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.”

The Remnant of Israel

11 I ask, then, (N)has God rejected his people? By no means! For (O)I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham,[b] a member of the tribe of Benjamin. (P)God has not rejected his people whom he (Q)foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? (R)“Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” But what is God's reply to him? (S)“I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” So too at the present time there is (T)a remnant, chosen by grace. (U)But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

What then? (V)Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest (W)were hardened, as it is written,

(X)“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
(Y)eyes that would not see
and ears that would not hear,
down to this very day.”

And David says,

(Z)“Let their table become a snare and a trap,
a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
10 let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,
and bend their backs forever.”

Gentiles Grafted In

11 So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather, through their trespass (AA)salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. 12 Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion[c] mean!


  1. Romans 10:14 Or him whom they have never heard
  2. Romans 11:1 Or one of the offspring of Abraham
  3. Romans 11:12 Greek their fullness
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Psalm 21

The King Rejoices in the Lord's Strength

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

21 O Lord, in your (A)strength the king rejoices,
and in your (B)salvation how greatly he exults!
You have (C)given him his heart's desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
For you (D)meet him with rich blessings;
you set (E)a crown of (F)fine gold upon his head.
He asked life of you; you (G)gave it to him,
(H)length of days forever and ever.
His (I)glory is great through your salvation;
(J)splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
For you make him most blessed forever;[a]
you make him glad with the (K)joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the Lord,
and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be (L)moved.

Your hand will (M)find out all your enemies;
your right hand will find out those who hate you.
You will make them as (N)a blazing oven
when you appear.
The Lord will swallow them up in his (O)wrath,
and (P)fire will consume them.
10 You (Q)will destroy their (R)descendants from the earth,
and their offspring from among the children of man.
11 Though they plan evil against you,
though they (S)devise mischief, they will not succeed.
12 For you will put them (T)to flight;
you will (U)aim at their faces with your bows.

13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength!
We will sing and praise your power.


  1. Psalm 21:6 Or make him a source of blessing forever
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Proverbs 20:4-6

(A)The sluggard does not plow in the autumn;
(B)he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
The purpose in a man's heart is like (C)deep water,
but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Many a man (D)proclaims his own steadfast love,
but (E)a faithful man who can find?

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