03/31/2021 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 31st day of March welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is great to be here with you. If it’s the 31st day of March then it’s the last day of March and that’s what it is, the last day of the third month of the year. So, the last day of March, the last day of the first quarter of the year. Whew! Can you believe it? It’s just so weird, time. It’s just so elastic. It just…because I’m gonna be we saying the same thing to you in six months or whatever and it’s gonna be October and it will be like wasn’t it just…wasn’t it just March? But here we are. This is how it works. We just keep showing up. This is how it works. Show up, take the next step forward, show up, take the next step forward and we move all the way through the year together in community and through the Bible. And what a year it’s been so far. So, anyway last day of the year. Congratulations for making it this far. If you have made it this far there is…you can do this. Like, it’s not a matter of whether you could or couldn’t anymore. You can. You’ve made it a quarter of the year. We’ve got this. And, so, let’s dive in. We are in the book of Deuteronomy as we reach the conclusion of our first quarter of the year. Moses is speaking. Moses is the speaker in all of Deuteronomy. These are the things that he needs to say before he is no longer the leader of this people before the transition of power or authority is bestowed upon Joshua and Moses becomes a part of history. And, so, Moses has everyone’s attention. He has led them every step of the way and he’s reviewing a lot of things and we’re reviewing a lot of the key aspects of the law at this point. Deuteronomy chapters 16 and 17.


Okay. So, we’ve already talked about how this is the last day the month, it’s the last day of the quarter. And, yeah, we’ll flip the page and tomorrow will be a new month and a new quarter and then the day after tomorrow will be good Friday. And, so, we’re in the middle of holy week and we’re coming to the end of the Lenten season for those who have kind of engaged in it to some degree. And we…we’re  moving toward Easter. And we very, very often just move past all of the holy week stuff, the contemplation of…of the sacrifice and just move into Easter and we’ve talked about that before too, about not doing that. And, so, this is kind of one of those times because we’re seeing this story where Jesus goes to Caesarea Philippi. And we talked about this story already but the question that comes out of the story - “who do you say that I am?” - there’s not is not a more important question than that, maybe in life. But right now, as we are moving forward, moving forward into new seasons, and embracing where we are as…as we observe Good Friday and think of Jesus crucifixion and His death. And on Saturday just sitting with the loss, basically, because Jesus died and was laid in a tomb and laid in the tomb dead. Like all is lost and then all things are made new. And yet this question, “Who do you say that I am?” sort of burns its way through all of that and continues to come front and center because the answer to that question really truly dictates the trajectory of our entire life. And, so, it’s fitting that we would cross this territory as we prepare to leave this quarter behind and move into a new month and move directly into Easter, that this question would sit there like the bookend at the end of a quarter, almost like everything that we have read and learned and thought about and contemplated in the Scriptures up to this point, almost like everything has been leading us to this question.


Jesus, we embrace that fully. We could answer like Peter, You are the Messiah, You are the son of the living God, and that is true, that is our declaration. And yet, how would we…where would we even start if we needed to say all that You are because You are more than we can say and You are more than enough. And yet even declaring that to You in a statement of worship it’s also a convicting thing because we can say You are more than enough and then look at the way we live as if that’s anything but true. And, so, this question “who do what You say that I am?” really does dictate where we’re going. We want to embrace that today and over the next several days as we move into and through the Easter celebration. What is our lives saying? Who do we say that You are? Come Holy Spirit into that question. Lead us down the pathways of our own hearts we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello this is Mountain Girl from New Mexico I just want to thank Brian and Jill and everyone that’s involved in the Daily Audio Bible. I’ve been listening for 12 years and it has become a major part of my life. I would like to pray for Phil. Father I ask that You’d bless his son Andrew who is having open heart surgery. I pray for guidance and wisdom for the doctors, and I pray for healing for Andrew, and I pray that You’d lead and guide Phil. Kingdom Seeker Daniel, I pray for his son Daniel and his mental illness and I just pray for healing for his mind Father. You are a great healer and I ask You to heal his mind. I pray for the lady that called in and sang tis so sweet to trust in Jesus. That was absolutely beautiful. Thank you. Miley from Canada who’s retiring from being a family doctor and persecuted for her faith. I just pray for guidance for you and for wisdom and the Lord would lead you to exactly what He wants you to do. Marla from Kentucky whose friend Steve had a stroke. I pray for healing. I pray Lord that You would help him and help him to recover, and I just pray that everyone involved would become closer to You through this trial. C with postpartum and the kids and her husband, Lord I just pray for emotional healing for emotional support. I pray Lord that You would help them and that You would heal her and guide her. For redeemed Rachel whose pastors leaving in a cross-country move. I pray Lord that so many changes but that you would be her constant through all this and that You would be her rock. Jaws of Life in New Hampshire, I pray for you marriage and I pray that God would heal your marriage. I pray that He would be the steady force in your life that would heal. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Heidi DAB Family this is Laura in South Florida. Today is the 28th day of March and this morning I heard a prayer request from someone who did not give their name, but it was a girl who is dealing with a sexual sin. And I just want to tell you dear sister whenever you ask God for to forgive you, He forgives. God is always honest and always truthful. Whatever He says is true and He says if you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive your sin and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. My sweet sister you are forgiven. I love that word, forgiven. Believe me, I have…I have asked God to forgive me many times and I…I am so grateful for his forgiveness. And I just pray sister that you would just…just every time you feel an urge to sin that you would just say God, I can’t do this without You. Please God Holy Spirit give me Your strength to do this and thank You Jesus.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family my name is Julie I’ve been listening for many years, but this is the first time this introvert has called in and I just wanted to call because as we’re reading through Deuteronomy and listening to Moses his words for the people I can’t help but think, you know, see what a compassionate person he is. Here he is not going into the promised land because of them yet he still loves them dearly and is still trying to teach them so that they can be successful. It’s just…it is so wonderful, and I feel that this community is Moses too. I feel that we’re a compassionate people, the body of God helping each other, praying for each other. And I just wanted to call and say thank you to all of you are there for this community and keep…keep calling in with your praise reports, keep calling in with your prayers and, who knows, I might call in yet again. It only took four months this year before I made the commitment that I was. So maybe…maybe it won’t take another four months for me to call in again but love you all. Thank you.

Hi DAB family this is your sister Julie from North Idaho. I just wanted to call and encourage my little sister that called and didn’t leave her name on the podcast that was on March 28th. Sweetheart, thank you so much for making yourself vulnerable to the rest of us and you are in a safe place. And you called and asked the right people to help you out. We’re your brothers and sisters in Christ and we support you and we absolutely encourage you and want to thank you for asking for forgiveness. Honey, you’re forgiven, first through the eyes of Jesus and then through your brothers and sisters in Christ in this DAB family. And we also want you to know that while you have been forgiven you need to forgive yourself sweetheart. And sometimes that’s so much harder than asking for forgiveness from others. You need to know that you are washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus, that He no longer counts your sin against you, and that just the fact that you are emotionally and spiritually asking for forgiveness and to be healed and restored, honey, know that it’s already been done as soon as you asked Him. Lord we ask that you heal and restore our little sister. You know who…what her name is Lord and we just pray for deliverance and we pray for emotional healing, spiritual healing, and physical healing. To you be all glory honesty and honor Lord Jesus. We love you and honor you and thank you for hearing our prayer and putting your protection at our you’re covering over our little sister. May she live in freedom praising you and thanking you for being her Lord and savior. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen. I love you my brothers and sisters in Christ. Have a wonderful day and happy Easter. He is risen!

This is Candace from Oregon I’m gonna be asking prayers for Karen in Florida but before I do that I just want to say that in my own life, I’m 64 years old now, but I had children starting as a very, very young person first one born when I was 21 and my husband was a really, really great husband a really good provider, did not have as much of a vision as a parent. He didn’t ever, you know, get up in the middle of the night with a baby or change a diaper. He didn't…that just wasn’t his desire or his thing. He didn’t go, you know, throw a ball with his boy or anything like that. So, I raised these three kids alone…also because he was working 70- or 80-hour weeks or off and he was in Asia or traveling somewhere far away. So, I raised them alone although we had materially what we needed. And, so, it was a great relief to me when I turned…we both turned 58 and he retired early. And at the time our oldest child was living here with us with her 3-year-old son and they lived here with us for three years that it was just really wonderful to parent this little boy together rather than me just alone. And, you know, it was really three of us parenting this little boy which was delightful. So, Lord I pray for Karen in Florida, a single grandma raising a 13-year-old in a high…she’s in a highly demanding job. The 13-year-old is homeschooling, she’s raising a 3-bedroom household by herself. So, Lord lift her up, be her husband, make this go incredibly smoothly. Let her feel Your support around her at all times and Your guidance and Your provision and we ask this in Jesus’ name.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday March 31, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 16-17


Moses said:

16 People of Israel, you must celebrate Passover in the month of Abib,[a] because one night in that month years ago, the Lord your God rescued you from Egypt. The Passover sacrifice must be a cow, a sheep, or a goat, and you must offer it at the place where the Lord chooses to be worshiped. 3-4 Eat all of the meat of the Passover sacrifice that same night. But don’t serve bread made with yeast at the Passover meal. Serve the same kind of thin bread that you ate when you were slaves suffering in Egypt[b] and when you had to leave Egypt quickly. As long as you live, this thin bread will remind you of the day you left Egypt.

For seven days following Passover,[c] don’t make any bread with yeast. In fact, there should be no yeast anywhere in Israel.

Don’t offer the Passover sacrifice in just any town where you happen to live. It must be offered at the place where the Lord chooses to be worshiped. Kill the sacrifice at sunset, the time of day when you left Egypt.[d] Then cook it and eat it there at the place of worship, returning to your tents the next morning.

Eat thin bread for the next six days. Then on the seventh day, don’t do any work. Instead, come together and worship the Lord.

The Harvest Festival

Moses said to Israel:

Seven weeks after you start your grain harvest, 10-11 go to the place where the Lord chooses to be worshiped and celebrate the Harvest Festival[e] in honor of the Lord your God. Bring him an offering as large as you can afford, depending on how big a harvest he has given you. Be sure to take along your sons and daughters and all your servants. Also invite the poor, including Levites, foreigners, orphans, and widows. 12 Remember that you used to be slaves in Egypt, so obey these laws.

The Festival of Shelters

Moses said to Israel:

13-15 After you have finished the grain harvest and the grape harvest,[f] take your sons and daughters and all your servants to the place where the Lord chooses to be worshiped. Celebrate the Festival of Shelters for seven days. Also invite the poor, including Levites, foreigners, orphans, and widows.

The Lord will give you big harvests and make you successful in everything you do. You will be completely happy, so celebrate this festival in honor of the Lord your God.

Three Festivals at the Place of Worship

Moses said:

16 Each year there are three festivals when all Israelite men must go to the place where the Lord chooses to be worshiped. These are the Festival of Thin Bread, the Harvest Festival,[g] and the Festival of Shelters. And don’t forget to take along a gift for the Lord. 17 The bigger the harvest the Lord gives you, the bigger your gift should be.

Treat Everyone with Justice

Moses said to Israel:

18-19 After you are settled in the towns that you will receive from the Lord your God, the people in each town must appoint judges and other officers. Those of you that become judges must be completely fair when you make legal decisions, even if someone important is involved. Don’t take bribes to give unfair decisions. Bribes keep people who are wise from seeing the truth and turn honest people into liars.[h]

20 People of Israel, if you want to enjoy a long and successful life, make sure that everyone is treated with justice in the land the Lord is giving you.

Don’t Set Up Sacred Poles or Stones

Moses said to Israel:

21 When you build the altar for offering sacrifices to the Lord your God, don’t set up a sacred pole[i] for the worship of the goddess Asherah. 22 And don’t set up a sacred stone! The Lord hates these things.

Sacrifices That Have Something Wrong with Them

Moses said to Israel:

17 If an ox or a sheep has something wrong with it, don’t offer it as a sacrifice to the Lord your God—he will be disgusted!

Put To Death People Who Worship Idols

Moses said to Israel:

2-3 The Lord your God is giving you towns to live in. But later, a man or a woman in your town may start worshiping other gods, or even the sun, moon, or stars.[j] I have warned you not to worship other gods, because whoever worships them is disobeying the Lord and breaking the agreement he made with you. So when you hear that someone in your town is committing this disgusting sin, you must carefully find out if that person really is guilty. 5-7 But you will need two or three witnesses—one witness isn’t enough to prove a person guilty.

Get rid of those who are guilty of such evil. Take them outside your town gates and have everyone stone them to death. But the witnesses must be the first to throw stones.

Difficult Cases

Moses said to Israel:

8-12 It may be difficult to find out the truth in some legal cases in your town. You may not be able to decide if someone was killed accidentally or murdered. Or you may not be able to tell whether an injury or some property damage was done by accident or on purpose. If the case is too difficult, take it to the court at the place where the Lord your God chooses to be worshiped.

This court will be made up of one judge and several priests[k] who serve at the Lord’s altar. They will explain the law to you and give you their decision about the case. Do exactly what they tell you, or you will be put to death. 13 When other Israelites hear about it, they will be afraid and obey the decisions of the court.

The King

Moses said:

14 People of Israel, after you capture the land the Lord your God is giving you, and after you settle on it, you will say, “We want a king, just like the nations around us.”

15 Go ahead and appoint a king, but make sure that he is an Israelite and that he is the one the Lord has chosen.

16 The king should not have many horses, especially those from Egypt. The Lord has said never to go back there again. 17 And the king must not have a lot of wives—they might tempt him to be unfaithful to the Lord.[l] Finally, the king must not try to get huge amounts of silver and gold.

18 The official copy of God’s laws[m] will be kept by the priests of the Levi tribe. So, as soon as anyone becomes king, he must go to the priests and write out a copy of these laws while they watch. 19 Each day the king must read and obey these laws, so that he will learn to worship the Lord with fear and trembling 20 and not think that he’s better than everyone else.

If the king completely obeys the Lord’s commands, he and his descendants will rule Israel for many years.


  1. 16.1 in the month of Abib: Abib (also called Nisan), the first month of the Hebrew calendar, from about mid-March to mid-April. Passover was celebrated on the evening of the fourteenth of Abib (see Exodus 12.6; Leviticus 23.4,5).
  2. 16.3,4 the same kind. . . in Egypt: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
  3. 16.3,4 seven days following Passover: This period was called the Festival of Thin Bread (see also verse 16).
  4. 16.6 sunset, the time of day when you left Egypt: Or “sunset on the same date as when you left Egypt.”
  5. 16.10,11 Harvest Festival: Traditionally called the “Festival of Weeks,” and known in New Testament times as “Pentecost.”
  6. 16.13-15 After you. . . harvest: Leviticus 23.34 gives the exact date as the fifteenth day of the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which would be early in October.
  7. 16.16 Harvest Festival: See the note at 16.10,11.
  8. 16.18,19 turn. . . liars: Or “keep innocent people from getting justice.”
  9. 16.21 sacred pole: See the note at 12.3.
  10. 17.2,3 sun, moon, or stars: Some people thought these were gods and worshiped them.
  11. 17.8-12 several priests: The Hebrew text has “the priests, the Levites” ; priests belonged to the Levi tribe.
  12. 17.17 a lot of wives. . . unfaithful to the Lord: A king would often marry the daughter of another king that he was making a treaty with. These foreign women would naturally want to worship their own gods, and would want their husband the king to do so as well.
  13. 17.18 God’s laws: Or “God’s laws for the king.”

Luke 9:7-27

Herod Is Worried

Herod[a] the ruler heard about all that was happening, and he was worried. Some people were saying that John the Baptist had come back to life. Others were saying that Elijah had come[b] or that one of the prophets from long ago had come back to life. But Herod said, “I had John’s head cut off! Who is this I hear so much about?” Herod was eager to meet Jesus.

Jesus Feeds Five Thousand

10 The apostles came back and told Jesus everything they had done. He then took them with him to the village of Bethsaida, where they could be alone. 11 But a lot of people found out about this and followed him. Jesus welcomed them. He spoke to them about God’s kingdom and healed everyone who was sick.

12 Late in the afternoon the twelve apostles came to Jesus and said, “Send the crowd to the villages and farms around here. They need to find a place to stay and something to eat. There is nothing in this place. It is like a desert!”

13 Jesus answered, “You give them something to eat.”

But they replied, “We have only five small loaves of bread[c] and two fish. If we are going to feed all these people, we will have to go and buy food.” 14 There were about five thousand men in the crowd.

Jesus said to his disciples, “Have the people sit in groups of fifty.” 15 They did this, and all the people sat down. 16 Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and fish and handed them to his disciples to give to the people.

17 Everyone ate all they wanted. What was left over filled twelve baskets.

Who Is Jesus?

18 When Jesus was alone praying, his disciples came to him, and he asked them, “What do people say about me?”

19 They answered, “Some say that you are John the Baptist or Elijah[d] or a prophet from long ago who has come back to life.”

20 Jesus then asked them, “But who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “You are the Messiah sent from God.”

21 Jesus strictly warned his disciples not to tell anyone about this.

Jesus Speaks about His Suffering and Death

22 Jesus told his disciples, “The nation’s leaders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law of Moses will make the Son of Man suffer terribly. They will reject him and kill him, but three days later he will rise to life.”

23 Then Jesus said to all the people:

If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross each day and follow me. 24 If you want to save your life,[e] you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will save it. 25 What will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself or waste your life? 26 If you are ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of you when he comes in his glory and in the glory of his Father and the holy angels. 27 You can be sure that some of the people standing here will not die before they see God’s kingdom.


  1. 9.7 Herod: Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great.
  2. 9.8 Elijah had come: Many of the Jewish people expected the prophet Elijah to come and prepare the way for the Messiah.
  3. 9.13 small loaves of bread: These would have been flat and round or in the shape of a bun.
  4. 9.19 Elijah: See the note at 9.8.
  5. 9.24 life: In verses 24,25 a Greek word which often means “soul” is translated “life” and “yourself.”

Psalm 72

(By Solomon.)

A Prayer for God To Guide and Help the King

72 Please help the king
to be honest and fair
just like you, our God.
Let him be honest and fair
with all your people,
especially the poor.
Let peace and justice rule
every mountain and hill.
Let the king defend the poor,
rescue the homeless,
and crush
everyone who hurts them.
Let the king live[a] forever
like the sun and the moon.
Let him be as helpful as rain
that refreshes the meadows
and the ground.
Let the king be fair
with everyone,
and let there be peace
until the moon
falls from the sky.

Let his kingdom reach
from sea to sea,
from the Euphrates River
across all the earth.
Force the desert tribes
to accept his rule,
and make his enemies
crawl in the dirt.
10 Force the rulers of Tarshish[b]
and of the islands
to pay taxes to him.
Make the kings of Sheba
and of Seba[c] bring gifts.
11 Make other rulers bow down
and all nations serve him.

12 Do this because the king
rescues the homeless
when they cry out,
and he helps everyone
who is poor and in need.
13 The king has pity
on the weak and the helpless
and protects those in need.
14 He cares when they hurt,
and he saves them from cruel
and violent deaths.

15 Long live the king!
Give him gold from Sheba.
Always pray for the king
and praise him each day.
16 Let cities overflow with food
and hills be covered with grain,
just like Mount Lebanon.
Let the people in the cities
prosper like wild flowers.
17 May the glory of the king
shine brightly forever
like the sun in the sky.
Let him make nations prosper
and learn to praise him.

18 Lord God of Israel,
we praise you.
Only you can work miracles.
19 We will always praise
your glorious name.
Let your glory be seen
everywhere on earth.
Amen and amen.

20 This ends the prayers
of David, the son of Jesse.


  1. 72.5 Let the king live: One ancient translation; Hebrew “Let them worship you.”
  2. 72.10 Tarshish: Possibly a city in Spain.
  3. 72.10 Sheba. . . Seba: Sheba may have been a place in what is now southwest Arabia, and Seba may have been in southern Arabia.

Proverbs 12:8-9

Good sense is worthy of praise,
but stupidity is a curse.
It’s better to be ordinary
and have only one servant[a]
than to think you are somebody
and starve to death.


  1. 12.9 It’s. . . servant: Or “It is better just to have an ordinary job.”

03/30/2021 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 30th day of March welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today on the eve of the last day of the quarter. Yeah…and that’s where we’re at. And I would rather be here with you than anybody else. I’d rather be around this Global Campfire together and God’s word than anywhere else. What a privilege that we can be here no matter where we are and allow the Scriptures to speak into our lives. And they are. We’ve taken the journey this first quarter. They are speaking. And, so, let’s dive in. And we’re reading from the Contemporary English Version this week. Deuteronomy chapters 13, 14, and 15 today. And again, Deuteronomy is Moses last words. This is the important things that he has to say. And, so, we’ll pick up with the story in Deuteronomy chapter 13.


Okay. So, we are kind of in the thick of Jesus ministry now moving alongside of Him in the gospel of Luke and again we’re in the third of the Gospels. We’ve already gone through Matthew and Mark and Luke is the third of the synoptic Gospels. So, they all share some of the same source material. So, these are stories that, in one form or another, a lot of them we’ve encountered before. But this is such a riveting story here. So…so Jesus is back from across the lake, right, where the pigs and all that stuff we were talking about, everybody’s waiting for Him and so he begins to minister and then a synagogue leader comes and his name is Jairus and we know this from what we just read but he’s a leader of the Hebrew people and he’s asking Jesus to come because his only daughter…and doesn’t that just pull…like his only child, she’s 12 and just so sick she’s on the verge of death and there’s not a lot of places to turn. Could Jesus come? Would He come? And He’s willing. And He does. He does head in that direction. And that’s where this very famous story of the woman with the issue of blood and that’s how I grew up learning…learning this story - the woman with the issue of blood. This is where the story takes place. So, it’s not like Jesus is teaching in the synagogue, the woman has…you know…she thinks if I could just get close enough to touch Him. There’s a totally different story happening, and the woman inserts herself…self into the story. Jesus is on His way to Jairus house, time is of the essence because the little 12-year-old girl was on the verge of death, this woman is following along in the crowd and its really, really beautiful because we’ve been reading about clean and unclean and we’ve been moving through Mosaic law, and we have moved through bodily discharges, right? We moved through all of that territory and when these things are occurring or have occurred then there is uncleanness and separation for a period of time of purification and all of this. We are dealing with a woman who has been unclean, every moment of her life for a dozen years. She has been ceremonially unclean. And if we remember the things that we were reading as were moving through and into the Mosaic law we…we have to recall that if you are unclean and you touch somebody then they become unclean too. So, we have a crowd here, we have a rabbi. I mean, we know who Jesus is, but we have this rabbi who is healing people and revealing the kingdom and people are following along and…and she’s in the crowd and she’s unclean. And to make a rabbi unclean, this this could get you beaten up. Like this…this could get you punished in pretty significant ways if there was an issue made of it. And we’ve been dealing with…we’ve been dealing with other rabbis and Pharisees, right, and the Scribes. We sort of have the lay of the land of their kind of attitude, especially their attitudes toward Jesus. So, this woman’s taken a pretty big risk. It’s kind of a measured risk because it’s like, you know, if I just brush Him who’s gonna know and what’s the worst that could happen? Like nothing. The worst that could happen is nothing happens. And, so, she reaches out in faith and she’s healed, and Jesus stops and He’s wondering touched Him. And this whole story is so beautiful because the woman, she’s trying to cower back. Like, she's…this could get her in trouble because she just runs forward and confesses, “yeah, I’m perpetually unclean and now you’re unclean because I touched you on purpose” and all of this. This could get her in trouble, but Jesus is like, “no…no…this isn’t…this isn’t just somebody rubbing up against me about or just the crowd. This is…somebody intentionally touched me, and I felt it and I am aware. The power left me.” And, so, the woman, she does confess and Jesus’ reaction to her is very different than the way that we see the other religious leaders of the time behaving because He’s like, “go in peace daughter. Your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” It's…it’s beautiful. Isn’t that what Jesus has done in all of our lives? Like were we not unclean and completely lost and did He not show mercy upon us? The problem in this story, though, is that that slowed things down. Jesus was on His way somewhere and time was of the essence and this slowed Him down. And in the midst of that the messages came to Jairus that, “your daughter’s dead, that she died. You…you don’t need to bother the rabbi. You don’t need to bother the master anymore.” Now put yourself in Jairus position in the story because you had come pleading and begging for mercy from Jesus and He agreed and He was on His way and there was hope, there was hope there for a second and then…and then this whole incident happened, and she died. So, what do you feel like if you’re Jairus? It would be like hope was snatched from you and it was so close, so close. And Jesus speaks to Jairus, because we can put ourselves there in that story too. It doesn’t have to be the child’s about to die. It’s that moment where we have hope against hope and it looks like…and we’re right…and it could possibly…and then it’s snatched away. And the bitterness and the disappointment in those moments. Jesus speaks to Jairus who’s a person in that moment. His words, “don’t worry. Have faith.” And He continues to tell Jairus, “your daughter…your daughters gonna get well.” And they go to Jairus house and everybody’s outside crying. And there are…there are ancient traditions here where…where mourning, it needed to be loud…like you couldn’t just like post on social media like, “yeah…we’ve had a death in our family” and then everybody can know it. The word would need to spend, and this is a synagogue leader. And, so, there would be people mourning to make noise, like professionally mourning, like to show the depth of sadness that has descended upon this household. And, so, there are people out there that are…that are mourning and actually grieving but there are also people there that are…that are making the noises of grieving, like that…that…that are letting the village, letting the people around know, “death is calling, this is a terrible day.” And, so, Jesus kind of enters into all of that throng and He’s only letting people…a few people in and He looks at the crowd and He tells them, “the child isn’t dead, she’s asleep.” And all of that noise of grief turns to noise of laughter. I quote from the gospel of Luke, “the people laughed at Him because they knew she was dead.” So, that kind of laughter is sarcastic laughter. Like when you think you know something and you’re laughing at somebody because they’re telling you different, that’s kind of a mockery. And that’s what we see going on here. And Jesus goes in and…and the girl wakes up and she’s given back to her parents. But again, here we are in the story. We’re the professional mourners. We’ve had our disadvantages in life. We’ve been knocked around. We think we know how life works now and we’ve had enough heartbreak that we have walls around certain areas of our hearts where nobody can get in so we can’t get hurt anymore, so a set of circumstances can’t arise anymore that will bowl us over. We've…we’ve learned some hard lessons through hard knocks, and we know what’s going on and…and we know that life has beaten certain aspects of who we were to death. And We…we know that there are places in us that we’re just trying to let them go, just let them lie, right? Just let them lie in their grave. To have even hoped in those directions was stupid in the first place. And then maybe the Holy Spirit comes along, and we hear the voice of Jesus, “it’s not dead. It’s just asleep.” What happens in that moment? Does hope arise or do we laugh? Are we like Sarah back in Genesis, which seems like forever ago now? Are we in the tent? And she’s hearing the voice of the Lord, “about this time next year you will have a son.” And she laughed. Like who are we in these stories? Because this reveals our hearts to ourselves. This makes us become self-aware, not self-absorbed, self-aware. We become aware of the things that are driving us and we just are continually reminded that it's…it’s the utter surrender, it’s the complete dependence upon God that gives us freedom. It’s not what we think we know or what we’ve experienced or our knowledge or our wisdom or our accomplishments or our achievements or what we think is in our control. It’s our complete dependence upon God that saves the day. And, so, may we see that in stories of Jesus ministry like we are now. But may we begin to connect those dots so that we can see that the story plays out the same in our own lives if we’re aware and looking for it.


Jesus we…we love You. Could we just start there and maybe just end there? We love You. Where else is there to go? What else matters if we’re not walking with You? But as we get to see Your personality, as we get to see Your character as You minister among the people that’s coming off the pages of the gospel of Luke, we fall even more in love with You. To be like You, this is…this is what we desire. And yet, so often we want to be remade and transformed and be Christlike, but we think that that’s just gonna make us have more power and make our life better but we’re looking at how You bring light into the darkness and how the darkness squirms. And we have to understand that that would be the same story. So, as we are being remade, we are also being strengthened in our faith, because to be remade into Your image is to bring light into the darkness and the darkness will squirm. And we need to know what that looks like and be discerning and aware. And, so, come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

[singing starts] I love you Lord and I lift my voice to worship you. O my soul rejoice. Take joy my King in what you hear. Let it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear. I love you Lord and I lift my voice to worship you. O my soul rejoice. Take joy my King in what you hear. Let it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ears. [singing stops]. Thank you, Jesus. Jesus be with us.

This is Kathy from Kentucky calling to ask for prayer for my neighbor Sharon who’s still grieving the loss of her daughter, my friend Sarah a retired missionary who had a stroke and pray for myself. God is revealing to me some deep issues if I overeat, and I ask for prayers so that I can stop overeating and lose weight. Thank you for praying for me over the years. I’m doing well and I had both my covid shots and I survived covid. And, so, I didn’t get it. So, thank you Jesus for that. Thank you. Kathy from Kentucky.

Hi this is Sandra in Denver calling for Tammy in the Adirondacks. Tammy, I heard your message today that you left on March 9th and I wanted to let you know even though I’m behind in my reading for the year that this could have been a special appointment for the Lord just to pray for you. And I know the tears are coming as you’re grieving so many changes with the ovarian cancer and a hysterectomy and caring for your husband and the kids not coming by as often, but I want to encourage you that the Lord is capturing your tears in His bottles and He loves you so much. And as the tears come, it’s alright, they will. They won’t always but in the meantime it’s alright. Just snuggle in, press into Him, let them flow and He will rejoice over you with singing as you heal. Give yourself lots of time dear one.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family this is His Dearly beloved in Minnesota. I have called in several times within the last couple of months, had a hysterectomy and then they found cancer. And…and so, I just had 50 tumors removed from my liver and as well as 6 inches of my small intestine and I’m recovering but the last few days, you know, I’m about ready to go home and then it seems like my white count is coming up a little bit. And…and now I have to make a decision about whether to go home or stay or what to do. So, I would just really appreciate prayer, that the doctors who will be in here any minute can help me make a decision. And I just so appreciate all of the prayers. The Daily Audio Bible has totally taken me through this hospitalization. I’ve been here, I think this is 8 days now, and…and I just really thank you. And I’m praying for each of you and how what a…what a gift this podcast is. So, take care, love you. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Donna from California and I just listened to today’s podcast for March 27th and there was a caller who called in, Mr. somebody concerning your cousin, your 15-year-old cousin who has fathered a baby on…on the way. And I just want to…I am praying for your family. I’m praying for this young couple and I’m praying for this baby. I wanted to offer my perspective on it from my experience if it…if it is at all helpful to you. On July 6th of 1976 when I was 15 years old, I was taken to Planned Parenthood and I had an abortion. And I would now have a child who is over 40. There’s many things that I regret in my life but nothing…if I had to choose one thing that if I could go back and undo or redo it would be that. I pray for the life of this child. I…if you want to share this with the family, I pray that if they know Jesus that to remember that Jesus’ birth was certainly kind of a messy ordeal for the family at the time too. There is no such thing as an unwanted child. There might be an unplanned pregnancy, but every baby can be wanted and loved and there are many of us out there including myself who would take a baby and love that baby. I…I pray for…for you. Thank you for calling in. Sending my love.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday March 30, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 13-15

Don’t Worship Other Gods

Moses said to Israel:

13 1-2 Someday a prophet[a] may come along who is able to perform miracles or tell what will happen in the future. Then the prophet may say, “Let’s start worshiping some new gods—some gods that we know nothing about.” If the prophet says this, don’t listen! The Lord your God will be watching to find out whether or not you love him with all your heart and soul. You must be completely faithful to the Lord. Worship and obey only the Lord and do this with fear and trembling, because he rescued you from slavery in Egypt.

If a prophet tells you to disobey the Lord your God and to stop worshiping him, then that prophet is evil and must be put to death.

6-10 Someone else may say to you, “Let’s worship other gods.” That person may be your best friend, your brother or sister, your son or daughter, or your own dear wife or husband. But you must not listen to people who say such things. Instead, you must stone them to death. You must be the first to throw the stones, then others from the community will finish the job. Don’t show any pity.

The gods worshiped by other nations have never done anything for you or your ancestors. People who ask you to worship other gods are trying to get you to stop worshiping the Lord, who rescued you from slavery in Egypt. So put to death anyone who asks you to worship another god. 11 And when the rest of Israel hears about it, they will be afraid, and no one else will ever do such an evil thing again.

12 After the Lord your God gives you towns to live in, you may hear a rumor about one of the towns. 13 You may hear that some worthless people have talked everyone there into worshiping other gods, even though these gods had never done anything for them. 14 You must carefully find out if the rumor is true. Then if the people of that town have actually done such a disgusting thing in your own country, 15 you must take your swords and kill every one of them, and their livestock too. 16-17 Gather all the possessions of the people who lived there, and pile them up in the marketplace, without keeping anything for yourself. Set the pile and the whole town on fire, and don’t ever rebuild the town. The whole town will be a sacrifice to the Lord your God. Then he won’t be angry anymore, and he will have mercy on you and make you successful, just as he promised your ancestors. 18 That’s why you must do what the Lord your God says is right. I am giving you his laws and teachings today, and you must obey them.

Don’t Mourn like Other Nations

Moses said:

14 People of Israel, you are the Lord’s children, so when you mourn for the dead, you must not cut yourselves or shave your forehead.[b] Out of all the nations on this earth, the Lord your God chose you to be his own. You belong to the Lord, so don’t behave like those who worship other gods.

Animals That Can Be Eaten

Don’t eat any disgusting animals.

4-5 You may eat the meat of cattle, sheep, and goats; wild sheep and goats; and gazelles, antelopes, and all kinds of deer. It is all right to eat meat from any animals that have divided hoofs and also chew the cud.[c]

But don’t eat camels, rabbits, and rock badgers. These animals chew the cud but do not have divided hoofs. You must treat them as unclean. And don’t eat pork, since pigs have divided hoofs, but they do not chew their cud. Don’t even touch a dead pig!

You can eat any fish that has fins and scales. But there are other creatures that live in the water, 10 and if they do not have fins and scales, you must not eat them. Treat them as unclean.

11 You can eat any clean bird. 12-18 But don’t eat the meat of any of the following birds: eagles, vultures, falcons, kites, ravens, ostriches, owls, sea gulls, hawks, pelicans, ospreys, cormorants, storks, herons, and hoopoes.[d] You must not eat bats. 19 Swarming insects are unclean, so don’t eat them. 20 However, you are allowed to eat certain kinds of winged insects.[e]

21 You belong to the Lord your God, so if you happen to find a dead animal, don’t eat its meat. You may give it to foreigners who live in your town or sell it to foreigners who are visiting your town.

Don’t boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Give the Lord Ten Percent of Your Harvest

Moses said:

22 People of Israel, every year you must set aside ten percent of your grain harvest. 23 Also set aside ten percent of your wine and olive oil, and the first-born of every cow, sheep, and goat. Take these to the place where the Lord chooses to be worshiped, and eat them there. This will teach you to always respect the Lord your God.

24 But suppose you can’t carry that ten percent of your harvest to the place where the Lord chooses to be worshiped. If you live too far away, or if the Lord gives you a big harvest, 25 then sell this part and take the money there instead. 26 When you and your family arrive, spend the money on food for a big celebration. Buy cattle, sheep, goats, wine, beer, and if there are any other kinds of food that you want, buy those too. 27 And since people of the Levi tribe won’t own any land for growing crops, remember to ask the Levites to celebrate with you.

28 Every third year, instead of using the ten percent of your harvest for a big celebration, bring it into town and put it in a community storehouse. 29 The Levites have no land of their own, so you must give them food from the storehouse. You must also give food to the poor who live in your town, including orphans, widows, and foreigners. If they have enough to eat, then the Lord your God will be pleased and make you successful in everything you do.


Moses said:

15 1-2 Every seven years you must announce, “The Lord says loans do not need to be paid back.” Then if you have loaned money to another Israelite, you can no longer ask for payment.[f] This law applies only to loans you have made to other Israelites. Foreigners will still have to pay back what you have loaned them.

4-6 No one in Israel should ever be poor. The Lord your God is giving you this land, and he has promised to make you very successful, if you obey his laws and teachings that I’m giving you today. You will lend money to many nations, but you won’t have to borrow. You will rule many nations, but they won’t rule you.

After the Lord your God gives land to each of you, there may be poor Israelites in the town where you live. If there are, then don’t be mean and selfish with your money. Instead, be kind and lend them what they need. Be careful! Don’t say to yourself, “Soon it will be the seventh year, and then I won’t be able to get my money back.” It would be horrible for you to think that way and to be so selfish that you refuse to help the poor. They are your relatives, and if you don’t help them, they may ask the Lord to decide whether you have done wrong. And he will say that you are guilty. 10 You should be happy to give the poor what they need, because then the Lord will make you successful in everything you do.

11 There will always be some Israelites who are poor and needy. That’s why I am commanding you to be generous with them.

Setting Slaves Free

Moses said to Israel:

12 If any of you buy Israelites as slaves, you must set them free after six years. 13 And don’t just tell them they are free to leave— 14 give them sheep and goats and a good supply of grain and wine. The more the Lord has given you, the more you should give them. 15 I am commanding you to obey the Lord as a reminder that you were slaves in Egypt before he set you free. 16 But one of your slaves may say, “I love you and your family, and I would be better off staying with you, so please don’t make me leave.” 17 Take the slave to the door of your house and push a sharp metal rod through one earlobe and into the door. Such slaves will belong to you for life, whether they are men or women.

18 Don’t complain when you have to set a slave free. After all, you got six years of service at half the cost of hiring someone to do the work.[g]

First-Born Animals

Moses said to Israel:

19 If the first-born animal of a cow or sheep or goat is a male, it must be given to the Lord. Don’t put first-born cattle to work or cut wool from first-born sheep. 20 Instead, each year you must take the first-born of these animals to the place where the Lord your God chooses to be worshiped. You and your family will sacrifice them to the Lord and then eat them as part of a sacred meal.

21 But if the animal is lame or blind or has something else wrong with it, you must not sacrifice it to the Lord your God. 22 You can butcher it where you live, and eat it just like the meat of a deer or gazelle that you kill while hunting. Even those people who are unclean and unfit for worship can have some. 23 But you must never eat the blood of an animal—let it drain out on the ground.


  1. 13.1,2 a prophet: Hebrew adds “or a dreamer of dreams,” another name for a prophet.
  2. 14.1 when you mourn. . . forehead: Or “you must not worship Baal, cutting yourselves and shaving your forehead.”
  3. 14.6 chew the cud: Some animals that eat grass and leaves have more than one stomach, and they chew their food a second time, after it has been partly digested in the first stomach. This partly digested food is called “cud.”
  4. 14.12-18 eagles. . . hoopoes: Some of the birds in this list are difficult to identify.
  5. 14.20 certain kinds of winged insects: These were locusts, crickets, and grasshoppers; see Leviticus 11.21,22.
  6. 15.1,2 The Lord says. . . no longer ask for payment: Or “<The Lord says loans do not need to be paid back this year.’ Then if you have loaned money to another Israelite, you cannot ask for payment until the next year.”
  7. 15.18 six years. . . work: Or “six years of service, and it cost you no more than if you had hired someone to do the work” ; or “six years of service, for what you would have had to pay a worker for two years.”

Luke 8:40-9:6

A Dying Girl and a Sick Woman

40 Everyone had been waiting for Jesus, and when he came back, a crowd was there to welcome him. 41 Just then the man in charge of the Jewish meeting place came and knelt down in front of Jesus. His name was Jairus, and he begged Jesus to come to his home 42 because his twelve-year-old child was dying. She was his only daughter.

While Jesus was on his way, people were crowding all around him. 43 In the crowd was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She had spent everything she had on doctors,[a] but none of them could make her well.

44 As soon as she came up behind Jesus and barely touched his clothes, her bleeding stopped.

45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

While everyone was denying it, Peter said, “Master, people are crowding all around and pushing you from every side.”[b]

46 But Jesus answered, “Someone touched me, because I felt power going out from me.” 47 The woman knew that she could not hide, so she came trembling and knelt down in front of Jesus. She told everyone why she had touched him and that she had been healed right away.

48 Jesus said to the woman, “You are now well because of your faith. May God give you peace!”

49 While Jesus was speaking, someone came from Jairus' home and said, “Your daughter has died! Why bother the teacher anymore?”

50 When Jesus heard this, he told Jairus, “Don’t worry! Have faith, and your daughter will get well.”

51 Jesus went into the house, but he did not let anyone else go with him, except Peter, John, James, and the girl’s father and mother. 52 Everyone was crying and weeping for the girl. But Jesus said, “The child isn’t dead. She is just asleep.” 53 The people laughed at him because they knew she was dead.

54 Jesus took hold of the girl’s hand and said, “Child, get up!” 55 She came back to life and got right up. Jesus told them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were surprised, but Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.

Instructions for the Twelve Apostles

Jesus called together his twelve apostles and gave them complete power over all demons and diseases. Then he sent them to tell about God’s kingdom and to heal the sick. He told them, “Don’t take anything with you! Don’t take a walking stick or a traveling bag or food or money or even a change of clothes. When you are welcomed into a home, stay there until you leave that town. If people won’t welcome you, leave the town and shake the dust from your feet[c] as a warning to them.”

The apostles left and went from village to village, telling the good news and healing people everywhere.


  1. 8.43 She had spent everything she had on doctors: Some manuscripts do not have these words.
  2. 8.45 from every side: Some manuscripts add “and you ask, ‘Who touched me?’ “
  3. 9.5 shake the dust from your feet: This was a way of showing rejection.

Psalm 71

A Prayer for God’s Protection

71 I run to you, Lord,
for protection.
Don’t disappoint me.
You do what is right,
so come to my rescue.
Listen to my prayer
and keep me safe.
Be my mighty rock,[a]
the place
where I can always run
for protection.
Save me by your command!
You are my mighty rock
and my fortress.

Come and save me, Lord God,
from vicious and cruel
and brutal enemies!
I depend on you,
and I have trusted you
since I was young.
I have relied on you[b]
from the day I was born.
You brought me safely
through birth,
and I always praise you.

Many people think of me
as something evil.
But you are my mighty protector,
and I praise and honor you
all day long.
Don’t throw me aside
when I am old;
don’t desert me
when my strength is gone.
10 My enemies are plotting
because they want me dead.
11 They say, “Now we’ll catch you!
God has deserted you,
and no one can save you.”
12 Come closer, God!
Please hurry and help.
13 Embarrass and destroy
all who want me dead;
disgrace and confuse
all who want to hurt me.
14 I will never give up hope
or stop praising you.
15 All day long I will tell
the wonderful things you do
to save your people.
But you have done much more
than I could possibly know.
16 I will praise you, Lord God,
for your mighty deeds
and your power to save.

17 You have taught me
since I was a child,
and I never stop telling about
your marvelous deeds.
18 Don’t leave me when I am old
and my hair turns gray.
Let me tell future generations
about your mighty power.
19 Your deeds of kindness
are known in the heavens.
No one is like you!

20 You made me suffer a lot,
but you will bring me
back from this deep pit
and give me new life.
21 You will make me truly great
and take my sorrow away.

22 I will praise you, God,
the Holy One of Israel.
You are faithful.
I will play the harp
and sing your praises.
23 You have rescued me!
I will celebrate and shout,
singing praises to you
with all my heart.
24 All day long I will announce
your power to save.
I will tell how you disgraced
and disappointed
those who wanted to hurt me.


  1. 71.3 mighty rock: See the note at 18.2.
  2. 71.6 I. . . you: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.

Proverbs 12:5-7

Good people have kind thoughts,
but you should never trust
the advice of someone evil.
Bad advice is a deadly trap,
but good advice
is like a shield.
Once the wicked are defeated,
they are gone forever,
but no one who obeys God
will ever be thrown down.

03/29/2021 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 29th day of March welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today. It’s great to be here with you every day including today. It’s great to be here around the Global Campfire as we continue moving forward and that moving forward will take us back into the book of Deuteronomy. We’re reading from the Contemporary English Version this week. Deuteronomy chapters 11 and 12 today.


Okay. We are in the book of Luke, obviously in the New Testament and we’ve come to this…this story. And we…we’ve seen this story before but I just…when I come to it in the Gospel of Luke it’s like every year this is one of the places where we kinda talk about something very specific. Even though every year at the Daily Audio Bible we’re talking about all kinds of stuff we’ve never talked about before, this story, I don’t what it is because it's…it’s always been a riveting story to me for some reason. But then after having been on the site of this story walking around it’s just…it’s like imprinted on my mind, mostly because the story…every time I come to it, I’m like this is…this is…this is how I have reacted more often than not. And, so, what happens here is that Jesus is on the other side of the Sea of Galilee. And it's…it’s if you’ve never been there and like you don’t have a map or whatever, most of Jesus ministry would be situated on the northwest corner or the northwest shoreline of the Sea of Galilee. This is where the cities of Capernaum and Bethsaida, Chorazim, Magdala are, the cities that Jesus would’ve frequented. And it’s also near a main road that would’ve climbed up from the Sea of Galilee and headed west toward places like Nazareth and Cana. So, this is where Jesus spent most of His time. But when He got into the boat to sail with the disciples they were heading to the sort of North East side of things to another people and they were moving into a region that was controlled by one of the Decapolis cities and that city was known as Hippos or Sussita. So, a Gentile area, a Roman area, cosmopolitan area, a very non-Jewish area, but I mean, we should notice that by the fact that there were a herd of pigs being shepherded. That’s not something that you would find a Hebrew Shepherd typically doing. So, Jesus is exhausted enough that He gets the back of the boat and goes to sleep and when this storm comes up and it’s violent…and let’s remember like these aren’t like little kids rowing the boat for Jesus, these are experienced fishermen on the water. So, if they’re freaking out it’s a legitimate problem. And they were freaking out, enough to go wake Jesus up and I guess, you know, you’re terrified…so like, “we’re gonna drown”, you know, “wake up” and…and he does, and He instructs the storm to calm down and it does, which is an amazing thing to even imagine but definitely something that struck the disciples silent, “like who is this? Even the wind and the water obey Him.” That’s all going on before we ever get to that northeast side of things. And then we land on the shore and there’s this naked man running toward you. And I can…I mean…you visualize that whether you want to or not and there’s a naked man running down the shore and he’s yelling and he’s screaming, and he addresses Jesus, “what do You have to do with me? What do You want with me?” Or in another translations, “why are you interfering with me?” Like, I mean for me, I can stop right there and find myself in the story in that man’s response to the presence of God. The presence of Christ comes and then there’s this reaction immediately – “what…why are you interfering with me? What do you have to do with me?” We might not agree that we’d say that out loud to Jesus in that context, but our lives, that’s all you have to do is just look at our lives. What happens when we’re disrupted? When we’re disrupted, we immediately think it’s bad, we immediately start cursing the devil. But what we see in the Gospels is that wherever Jesus goes things are disrupted and He’s not bringing evil and He’s not trying to challenge the people by attacking them in some sort of way. He’s trying to bring light into the darkness, which disrupts what’s hiding and lurking in the darkness. And as soon as it comes on and is exposed then it starts squirming to find more darkness so that it’s not exposed. And when that light comes, and we’re exposed and we’re looking for a place to hide so we can feel safe, and we feel like “why are you interfering with me? What you have to do with me?” We may be speaking to the circumstance and rebuking the circumstance when God may be after something in us. So, I can, at least myself, I can see myself in that story but, you know, as the story goes on the evil spirits are thrown into the pigs who run into the water and drown and then the man gets dressed and is in his right mind speaking with Jesus and the people come around and they see this. And certainly, just seeing pigs floating in the water and the insane man, the demoniac well and in his right mind, that would be startling and disruptive for sure, but you would think on the one hand it would be a mighty power that would set that man free since according to the Scriptures he already been bound and put in leg irons and chained and under guard, and he’d always broken free of all that. So, to come around this man and find him with clothes on in his right mind having a conversation you would at least have to say a mighty power, like something extraordinary has happened. And in this case since everybody knew this demoniac and what he was capable of you’d have to think that this is a move in the right direction, like a positive move but it scared them so bad they were in terror to the point that they asked Jesus to leave. And that’s the part. That’s the part that just like…it’s like an arrow to the heart to come by this territory in Luke because that’s just it. We get…we get all whipped up in worship. We might have our hands raised and we’re like, “do with me what you will. Send your consuming fire upon me” and, you know, “take me and use me as a vessel” or whatever kind of sentiment that we would offer. We would say these things in our prayers and “I just want to be used by you, I just want to be available, I just want to be aware, I just want to know what’s going on so I can make some sense of this” and then God comes and it’s disruptive and perhaps makes us uncomfortable or brings us to a place of fear. And even though we can see the good, the power, the strength, even though we can see God at work, we…we can’t put ourselves in that story. We’re too afraid, it’s too risky, it’s too much out of our control, it’s too much out of our wheelhouse, it’s too much out of our comfort zone. And, so, in so many functional ways we…we ask Him to leave when He was coming to answer our prayer and invite us deeper. And that’s the thing about faith. For some reason we have it in our mind that it…it’s like…it’s gonna be easy and we’ll walk into it no problem and we’ll just keep growing in our faith but how in the world will we ever grow in our faith if it isn’t tested? Like, how does a muscle growth if it isn’t strained? How does anything grow if it’s not challenged? If all we are is operating in operating in our wheelhouse, everything is good, everything is under control, everything is in our control…well…if we’re gonna ask for more faith then that’s going to be answered and it’s going to be answered by us having to exercise our faith so that it can grow, which is the opposite of what we see happening with these people in this story, which is why it’s like an arrow to the heart sometimes to think I missed so many opportunities along the way because I wasn’t willing to step into faith. I wasn’t actually willing to live by faith. I can say over the years I’ve grown. I can say like if I look back 15 years or whatever when we were starting all of this, the things that were scary then are not scary now. I have grown in my faith, but any time we are ever going to grow in our faith it’s gonna be faith, which means we’re gonna be reaching for what we cannot know or what we cannot prove but we still know anyway. And that’s gonna bring tension. That’s always gonna stretch us. That’s what growing in faith looks like. And, so, let’s think about that today as we move into this week.


Holy Spirit come into that. So often we put labels on things and anything that’s hard is bad, but actually the hard things are the things that make us grow and they’re things that expand us, they’re the things that make us strong. And, so, help us to have a discerning heart and an acute awareness of Your Holy Spirit’s leading, the voice of the Spirit in our lives we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

This is Doctor John in Illinois. I was listening to the DAB the other day and just reminded of faithfulness. I listened to Victoria Soldier and Blind Tony and Jill and Brian and their family – faithfulness, faithfulness. And I listened to Victoria Soldier now and she’s crying out for help. And I think of all the times that she’s prayed, you listen to her so frequently and all these others - Blind Tony - and again I can’t even name all those I’ve listened to the last six years and they’re faithful. And, so, Lord I want to lift up them right now. Heavenly father would You…would You from heaven today and for all those Lord that are faithful that lift their voice to You that cry out and petition You Lord for all these others when they’re hurting and we all have needs Lord we’re all broken we’re all in desperate need of a savior. Today Lord would You be that Redeemer? Would You be that way maker that promise keeper? And father I’m thankful for this ministry, thankful God for this…these that cry out Lord in desperation for their brothers and sisters Lord even when they’re in need themselves. Lord would You meet that need today? And father, again would You bless the Hardin family Lord for their dedication. And Lord bless them because of all the suffering they’ve injured and all the hardships they’ve endured, but they do it with joy because of a hope in You and hope in Christ in His perfect service. Lord would You bless them today. Lord thank You for the DAB Lord bless this family and all those…

Hey this is DABber Danny from Southern Oregon. Micah in Awe you’re one of my favorite callers. You’re so compassionate and your voice comes through so powerfully and I just love it when you call in. So, when you called in and you prayed for me, I just really appreciated that, especially because I have a son named Micah and I long for him to be in awe of God’s glory. And he’s not walking with the Lord. He’s 18 and I wonder if you all could just pray for him. He is living on his own and he just found out he’s gonna be a daddy and the mom is only 16. And, so, if you could…if you could pray for them. I had the privilege of hearing from the Lord a couple of days before I found out and the Lord told me that this is going to be happening and so I was completely prepared when he actually told me. And, so, I’m OK with it. I think that this baby might, you know, turn him around and bring him into a closer relationship with us and also with the Lord, I hope. And, so, if you could all pray for my son Micah, I would really appreciate that, that he would just be a godly father. And he’s never wanted anything to do with God. So, anyway if you could pray for his heart, I would appreciate that. Love you all.

Hello DABbers, my name is Jay from the East Coast I’ve called before. I have a praise report. I had gotten a job after…since November 2019. It was very hard, a lot of applications, but I wanted to thank you guys and I know that you guys always pray and…but I’m also asking for prayer for my nephew who’s in the military. And he, in 2018, he suffered a loss of my brother, his father, and he took up to alcohol to…to…to deal with it and both his mother and father suffered from that and his father, my brother, it was part of the reason why he died. He is a young man. He’s afraid to go for help because he’s afraid of what it might mean for his military career. Please pray that he would do the right thing and that he would…that God would heal him from this addiction and also if he needs to get that help and it’s being offered that he will take it before anything else goes wrong. He’s very bright young man and dealing with a lot of…of emotional issues now because of the…the bad grieving, not grieving well and not having support to grieve because they’re pretty much locked…locked down where they are and all he has is on the base and just friends who would just not talk about things. He feels isolated. I need your help guys and especially those who were in the military who knows how that is. Thank you.

Hi this is Joseph from Dublin New South Wales Australia. My wife’s an Australian. I’m an American obviously. Just like to give a praise report and thank you all the Daily Audio Bible family for keeping us up in prayer. My wife gave a safe delivery to our son Gia on the 30th of April. And please pray for my wife for complete healing. She tore while giving delivery. And I’d also like to ask for prayer for me and my wife for reconnection in our marriage because lately we’ve been feeling incredibly distant from each other and I just I thank the Daily Audio Bible family out there. Thanks for keeping us up in prayer. Thanks bye.

Good morning Brian and Daily Audio Bible family my name is Glenn, and we have a son that has had a really bad alcohol problem that came to a head with his family in a pretty tragic way. He ended up being shot but God miraculously saved him, and he’s had an awakening that is very real but he’s in a place right now of trying to sort his life out and he wants…he wants the help that he needs, and he has a real firm faith in God. It’s been difficult but we’re just asking that you might pray along with us, that the things that need to occur will and that God will be gracious to him and his family and that he will touch his wife and children and comfort them and just that His will be done. Appreciate you guys. Love you very much. Glenn and Sharon.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday March 29, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 11-12

If You Are Loyal to the Lord, He Will Bless You

Moses said to Israel:

11 The Lord is your God, so you must always love him and obey his laws and teachings. Remember, he corrected you and not your children. You are the ones who saw the Lord use his great power when he worked miracles in Egypt, making terrible things happen to the king and all his people. And when the Egyptian army chased you in their chariots, you saw the Lord drown them and their horses in the Red Sea.[a] Egypt still suffers from that defeat!

You saw what the Lord did for you while you were in the desert, right up to the time you arrived here. And you saw how the Lord made the ground open up in the middle of our camp underneath the tents of Dathan and Abiram,[b] who were swallowed up along with their families, their animals, and their tents.

With your own eyes, you saw the Lord’s mighty power do all these things.

Soon you will cross the Jordan River, and if you obey the laws and teachings I’m giving you today, you will be strong enough to conquer the land that the Lord promised your ancestors and their descendants. It’s rich with milk and honey, and you will live there and enjoy it for a long time. 10 It’s better land than you had in Egypt, where you had to struggle just to water your crops.[c] 11 But the hills and valleys in the promised land are watered by rain from heaven,[d] 12 because the Lord your God keeps his eye on this land and takes care of it all year long.

13 The Lord your God commands you to love him and to serve him with all your heart and soul. If you obey him, 14-15 he will send rain at the right seasons,[e] so you will have more than enough food, wine, and olive oil, and there will be plenty of grass for your cattle.

16 But watch out! You will be tempted to turn your backs on the Lord. And if you worship other gods, 17 the Lord will become angry and keep the rain from falling. Nothing will grow in your fields, and you will die and disappear from the good land that the Lord is giving you.

18 Memorize these laws and think about them. Write down copies and tie them to your wrists and your foreheads to help you obey them. 19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them all the time—whether you’re at home or walking along the road or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning. 20 Write them on the door frames of your homes and on your town gates. 21 Then you and your descendants will live a long time in the land that the Lord promised your ancestors. Your families will live there as long as the sky is above the earth.

22 Love the Lord your God and obey all the laws and teachings that I’m giving you today. If you live the way the Lord wants, 23 he will help you take the land. And even though the nations there are more powerful than you, the Lord will force them to leave when you attack. 24 You will capture the land everywhere you go, from the Southern Desert to the Lebanon Mountains, and from the Euphrates River west to the Mediterranean Sea. 25 No one will be able to stand up to you. The Lord will make everyone terrified of you, just as he promised.

26 You have a choice—do you want the Lord to bless you, or do you want him to put a curse on you? 27 Today I am giving you his laws, and if you obey him, he will bless you. 28 But if you disobey him and worship those gods that have never done anything for you, the Lord will put a curse on you.

29 After the Lord your God helps you take the land, you must have a ceremony where you announce his blessings from Mount Gerizim and his curses from Mount Ebal. 30 You know that these two mountains are west of the Jordan River in land now controlled by the Canaanites living in the Jordan River valley. The mountains are west of the road near the sacred trees of Moreh on the other side of Gilgal.

31 Soon you will cross the Jordan River to conquer the land that the Lord your God is giving you. And when you have settled there, 32 be careful to obey his laws and teachings that I am giving you today.

Only One Place To Worship the Lord

Moses said to Israel:

12 Now I’ll tell you the laws and teachings that you have to obey as long as you live. Your ancestors worshiped the Lord, and he is giving you this land. But the nations that live there worship other gods. So after you capture the land, you must completely destroy their places of worship—on mountains and hills or in the shade of large trees. Wherever these nations worship their gods, you must tear down their altars, break their sacred stones, burn the sacred poles[f] used in worshiping the goddess Asherah, and smash their idols to pieces. Destroy these places of worship so completely that no one will remember they were ever there. Don’t worship the Lord your God in the way those nations worship their gods.

5-19 Soon you will cross the Jordan, and the Lord will help you conquer your enemies and let you live in peace, there in the land he has given you. But after you are settled, life will be different. You must not offer sacrifices just anywhere you want to. Instead, the Lord will choose a place somewhere in Israel where you must go to worship him. All of your sacrifices and offerings must be taken there, including sacrifices to please the Lord[g] and any gift you promise or voluntarily give him. That’s where you must also take one tenth of your grain, wine, and olive oil,[h] as well as the first-born of your cattle, sheep, and goats.[i] You and your family and servants will eat your gifts and sacrifices[j] and celebrate there at the place of worship, because the Lord your God has made you successful in everything you have done. And since Levites will not have any land of their own, you must ask some of them to come along and celebrate with you.

Sometimes you may want to kill an animal for food and not as a sacrifice. If the Lord has blessed you and given you enough cows or sheep or goats, then you can butcher one of them where you live. You can eat it just like the meat from a deer or gazelle that you kill when you go hunting. And even those people who are unclean and unfit for worship can have some of the meat. But you must not eat the blood of any animal—let the blood drain out on the ground.

20-21 The Lord has promised that later on he will give Israel more land, and some of you may not be able to travel all the way from your homes to the place of worship each time you are hungry for meat.[k] But the Lord will give you cattle, sheep, and goats, and you can butcher any of those animals at home and eat as much as you want. 22 It is the same as eating the meat from a deer or a gazelle that you kill when you go hunting. And in this way, anyone who is unclean and unfit for worship can have some of the meat.[l]

23-24 But don’t eat the blood. It is the life of the animal, so let it drain out on the ground before you eat the meat. 25 Do you want the Lord to make you successful? Do you want your children to be successful even after you are gone? Then do what pleases the Lord and don’t eat blood.

26-27 All sacrifices and offerings to the Lord must be taken to the place where he chooses to be worshiped. If you offer a sacrifice to please the Lord, all of its meat must be burned on the altar. You can eat the meat from certain kinds of sacrifices, but you must always pour out the animal’s blood on the altar.

28 If you obey these laws, you will be doing what the Lord your God says is right and good. Then he will help you and your descendants be successful.

Worship the Lord in the Right Way

Moses said:

29 Israel, as you go into the land and attack the nations that are there, the Lord will get rid of them, and you can have their land.

30 But that’s when you must be especially careful not to ask, “How did those nations worship their gods? Shouldn’t we worship the Lord in the same way?” 31 No, you should not! The Lord hates the disgusting way those nations worship their gods, because they even burn their sons and daughters as sacrifices.

32 Obey all the laws and teachings I am giving you. Don’t add any, and don’t take any away.


  1. 11.4 Red Sea: Hebrew yam suph “Sea of Reeds,” one of the marshes or fresh water lakes near the eastern part of the Nile Delta. This identification is based on Exodus 13.7—14.9, which lists towns on the route of the Israelites before crossing the sea. In the Greek translation of the Scriptures made about 200 B.C., the “Sea of Reeds,” was named “Red Sea.”
  2. 11.6 Dathan and Abiram: Hebrew “Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab from the Reuben tribe.”
  3. 11.10 where. . . crops: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
  4. 11.10,11 to water your crops. . . rain from heaven: Egypt was flat and had very little rain. All water for crops had to come from the Nile River.
  5. 11.14,15 rain. . . seasons: In Palestine, almost all the rain for the year comes during the months from October through April.
  6. 12.3 sacred poles: Or “trees,” used as symbols of Asherah, the goddess of fertility.
  7. 12.5-19 sacrifices to please the Lord: These sacrifices have traditionally been called “whole burnt offerings” because the whole animal was burned on the altar. A main purpose of such sacrifices was to please the Lord with the smell of the sacrifice, and so in the CEV they are often called “sacrifices to please the Lord.”
  8. 12.5-19 one tenth of your grain, wine, and olive oil: The Israelites had to give one tenth of their harvest of these products to the Lord each year (see 14.22-29; 26.12,13; Leviticus 27.30-33).
  9. 12.5-19 the first-born of your cattle, sheep, and goats: The Israelites had to sacrifice these to the Lord (see 15.19-22).
  10. 12.5-19 sacrifices: Some sacrifices were completely burned on the altar; in other sacrifices, part of the animal was burned and part was given to the priests, but most of the meat was eaten by the worshipers as a sacred meal.
  11. 12.20,21 meat: Usually eaten only on special occasions, such as during a sacred meal when sacrifices were offered to the Lord.
  12. 12.22 anyone. . . the meat: Only those who were properly prepared for worship, or “clean,” could eat a sacred meal, but anyone could eat this kind of meat.

Luke 8:22-39

A Storm

22 One day, Jesus and his disciples got into a boat, and he said, “Let’s cross the lake.”[a] They started out, 23 and while they were sailing across, he went to sleep.

Suddenly a windstorm struck the lake, and the boat started sinking. They were in danger. 24 So they went to Jesus and woke him up, “Master, Master! We are about to drown!”

Jesus got up and ordered the wind and waves to stop. They obeyed, and everything was calm. 25 Then Jesus asked the disciples, “Don’t you have any faith?”

But they were frightened and amazed. They said to each other, “Who is this? He can give orders to the wind and the waves, and they obey him!”

A Man with Demons in Him

26 Jesus and his disciples sailed across Lake Galilee and came to shore near the town of Gerasa.[b] 27 As Jesus was getting out of the boat, he was met by a man from that town. The man had demons in him. He had gone naked for a long time and no longer lived in a house, but in the graveyard.[c]

28 The man saw Jesus and screamed. He knelt down in front of him and shouted, “Jesus, Son of God in heaven, what do you want with me? I beg you not to torture me!” 29 He said this because Jesus had already told the evil spirit to go out of him.

The man had often been attacked by the demon. And even though he had been bound with chains and leg irons and kept under guard, he smashed whatever bound him. Then the demon would force him out into lonely places.

30 Jesus asked the man, “What is your name?”

He answered, “My name is Lots.” He said this because there were ‘lots' of demons in him. 31 They begged Jesus not to send them to the deep pit,[d] where they would be punished.

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. So the demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and Jesus let them go. 33 Then the demons left the man and went into the pigs. The whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.

34 When the men taking care of the pigs saw this, they ran to spread the news in the town and on the farms. 35 The people went out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they also found the man. The demons had gone out of him, and he was sitting there at the feet of Jesus. He had clothes on and was in his right mind. But the people were terrified.

36 Then all who had seen the man healed told about it. 37 Everyone from around Gerasa[e] begged Jesus to leave, because they were so frightened.

When Jesus got into the boat to start back, 38 the man who had been healed begged to go with him. But Jesus sent him off and said, 39 “Go back home and tell everyone how much God has done for you.” The man then went all over town, telling everything that Jesus had done for him.


  1. 8.22 cross the lake: To the eastern shore of Lake Galilee, where most of the people were not Jewish.
  2. 8.26 Gerasa: Some manuscripts have “Gergesa.”
  3. 8.27 graveyard: It was thought that demons and evil spirits lived in graveyards.
  4. 8.31 deep pit: The place where evil spirits are kept and punished.
  5. 8.37 Gerasa: See the note at 8.26.

Psalm 70

(By David for the music leader. To be used when an offering is made.)

God Is Wonderful

70 Save me, Lord God!
Hurry and help.
Disappoint and confuse
all who want to kill me.
Turn away and disgrace
all who want to hurt me.
Embarrass and shame those
who say, “We told you so!”

Let your worshipers celebrate
and be glad because of you.
They love your saving power,
so let them always say,
“God is wonderful!”
I am poor and needy,
but you, the Lord God,
care about me.

You are the one who saves me.
Please hurry and help!

Proverbs 12:4

A helpful wife is a jewel
for her husband,
but a shameless wife
will make his bones rot.

03/28/2021 DAB Transcript

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

Today is the 28th day of March welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is a joy and a privilege and an honor and everything else good to be able to step out of everything and come around the Global Campfire and just find a place together with you as we allow the Scriptures to become a part of this new week. In Fact, lead us into this new week, this brand-new shiny sparkly week that we have to live into. And, wow, we won’t finish this week until we have graduated into another month. If you can believe that we will finish the first quarter of the year during our week this week. Also, this is a big week. This is holy week. So, today is Palm Sunday, a day that we commemorate Jesus coming into Jerusalem riding on a colt, people putting palms down in front of Him, putting their cloaks down in front of Him and…and shouting hosanna. And of course, this Friday is Good Friday and a week from today is Easter Sunday. So, we find ourselves in the last week of the season of Lent, a season that we’ve talked about on a number of occasions, a season where we have yielded ourselves and opened ourselves and surrendered ourselves, a season of lament, a season of fasting, a season of giving everything to God that it might be rearranged and re-prioritized so that as we move toward resurrection Sunday all things are made new, and we begin…begin to live, truly from that place. So, yeah, we have…we’ve got plenty going on around here and in it all we will continue with our rhythm day by day step-by-step as we continue the journey through the Scriptures. So, we got a brand-new week. We’ll read from the Contemporary English Version this week picking up where we left off. In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses is speaking of course. Moses is saying all the things that he needs to say and leaving nothing unspoken as he prepares to turn over leadership to Joshua. Deuteronomy chapters 9 and 10 today.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for this brand-new shiny sparkly week, this week of tremendous importance and meaning to what we believe, this holy week. And, so, we enter deeply into that story as we observe Palm Sunday today. And as we move through this week, we move through it with deep reverence. We have encountered the story of Your return to Jerusalem, and Your betrayal and Your final meal and Your arrest and trial and Your death and Your resurrection. And we have moved through that story and now we are putting ourselves in the story and doing all that we can to live within what it would be like. And, so, come Holy Spirit and draw us near as we embrace the story that brings us salvation. And even as we transition from this month into the next month, we recognize that all things are being made new. Help us to embrace this. As the seasons begin to change help us to embrace that You are making all things new and may we sense new life coming we pray in Your precious name. Amen.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning family just heard Angel from California she called in and she said her ministry was praying on the Prayer Wall. So, she makes a concerted effort to go onto the Prayer Wall and…and pray for everyone and I just thought that was awesome. So, I just want to give a shout out to __ Angel from California. Just thank you so much for what you’re doing and for your ministry. This is Delta Alpha Foxtrot calling from the central Texas front.

Hello DAB family today I’m calling in for prayer for something that I’ve been struggling with for quite some time. Before I gave my life to Christ and got serious about my walk with God I was feeling very depressed and I got into a lot of sexual sin and now I’m better mentally but for some reason I still keep going back to those things and I don’t want to speak on a side goal or a lifestyle. I know that I cannot obtain freedom on my own and that only through Christ I can, but I truly feel lost. But God put the scripture on my heart James 5:16. It says confess with one another therefore your faults, your slips, your false steps, your offences, your sins and pray also for one another that you may be healed and restored to a spiritual tone of mind and heart. And that is really what I need right now. I didn’t know who else to come to except for you. So, I’d really appreciate your prayers. I’m feeling very lost right now and I really need some help. Yeah. So I’d really appreciate that. Thank you.

Good morning DAB family this is Lady of Victory on Friday the 26th of March. How could we not Victoria Soldier pray for you when you have stood in the gap for all of us for so many years that this is just a no brainer? So, God we come to You on behalf of Your daughter our sister Victoria Soldier on behalf of her sister-in-law and nephew in Germany. God You see exactly what has taken place concerning her loved ones God and what is going on and how the enemy God is trying to steal kill and to destroy. God but You came that they might have life and that more abundantly. So, God as we stand in the gap for Victoria Soldier as she stands in the gap for her loved ones God, we ask that You would show Yourself mighty and strong. We ask that Your train will fill the temple where they are with Your glory, with Your power, with Your Majesty. God, we ask that You would defeat the enemy as You already have but that You would allow them to understand that the enemy is defeated and that no weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against them they get to condemn. So, God whatever portal has been opened to allow the enemy to infiltrate their space we close it we bind it in the name of Jesus we tie it up we throw it back into the pit of hell from which it came and we loose the peace and the authority and the power of the almighty God in their lives. God we’re asking that You would do it for Your glory and for their good that they would see a victory that they would get their hope back that they would begin to put their trust in You. Victoria Soldier be encouraged sis. We love you.

God’s Smile this Dawn Rising I just wanted to call and thank you so much for reading that beautiful hymn. I’ve rewound it and played it and it has just spoken to my heart this morning. There’s so much sadness in my family right now and your words just flowed over me knowing you come from a place of such pain, of physical pain. And your ministry of obedience and love and just walking the Christian walk and you are building me up my friend. So, thank you for your words. It was like soothing salve to my open wounds this morning and I just love you. I just…I love you and I love what you did for me this morning. I love this family, and this is why. Many Gods blessings. Bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday March 28, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 9-10

Why the Lord Will Help Israel

Moses said:

Israel, listen to me! You will soon cross the Jordan River and go into the land to force out the nations that live there. They are more powerful than you are, and the walls around their cities reach to the sky. Some of these nations are descendants of the Anakim.[a] You know how tall and strong they are, and you’ve heard that no one can defeat them in battle. But the Lord your God has promised to go ahead of you, like a raging fire burning everything in its path. So when you attack your enemies, it will be easy for you to destroy them and take their land.

4-6 After the Lord helps you wipe out these nations and conquer their land, don’t think he did it because you are such good people. You aren’t good—you are stubborn! No, the Lord is going to help you, because the nations that live there are evil, and because he wants to keep the promise he made to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

When Israel Made an Idol

Moses said to Israel:

Don’t ever forget how you kept rebelling and making the Lord angry the whole time you were in the desert. You rebelled from the day you left Egypt until the day you arrived here.

At Mount Sinai[b] you made the Lord so angry that he was going to destroy you. 9-11 It happened during those forty days and nights that I was on the mountain, without anything to eat or drink. He had told me to come up there so he could give me the agreement he made with us. And this agreement was actually the same Ten Commandments[c] he had announced to you when he spoke from the fire on the mountain. The Lord had written them on two flat stones with his own hand. But after giving me the two stones, 12 he said:

Moses, hurry down the mountain to those people you led out of Egypt. They have already disobeyed me and committed the terrible sin of making an idol.

13 I’ve been watching the Israelites, and I’ve seen how stubborn and rebellious they are. 14 So don’t try to stop me! I am going to wipe them out, and no one on earth will remember they ever lived. Then I will let your descendants become an even bigger and more powerful nation than Israel.

Moses said:

15 Fire was raging on the mountaintop as I went back down, carrying the two stones with the commandments on them. 16 I saw how quickly you had sinned and disobeyed the Lord your God. There you were, worshiping the metal idol you had made in the shape of a calf. 17 So I threw down the two stones and smashed them before your very eyes.

18-20 I bowed down at the place of worship and prayed to the Lord, without eating or drinking for forty days and nights. You had committed a terrible sin by making that idol, and the Lord hated what you had done. He was angry enough to destroy all of you and Aaron as well. So I prayed for you and Aaron as I had done before, and this time the Lord answered my prayers.[d]

21 It was a sin for you to make that idol, so I threw it into the fire to melt it down. Then I took the lump of gold, ground it into powder, and threw the powder into the stream flowing down the mountain.

22 You also made the Lord angry when you were staying at Taberah,[e] at Massah,[f] and at Kibroth-Hattaavah.[g] 23 Then at Kadesh-Barnea the Lord said, “I am giving you the land, so go ahead and take it!” But since you didn’t trust the Lord, you rebelled and disobeyed his command.[h] 24 In fact, you’ve rebelled against the Lord for as long as he has[i] known you.

25 After you had made the idol in the shape of a calf, the Lord said he was going to destroy you. So I bowed down in front of the sacred tent for forty days and nights, 26 and I prayed:

Our Lord, please don’t wipe out your people. You used your great power to rescue them from Egypt and to make them your very own. 27 Israel’s ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob obeyed you faithfully. Think about them, and not about Israel’s stubbornness, evil, and sin. 28 If you destroy your people, the Egyptians will say, “The Lord promised to give Israel land, but he wasn’t powerful enough to keep his promise. In fact, he hated them so much that he took them into the desert and killed them.” 29 But you, our Lord, chose the people of Israel to be your own, and with your mighty power you rescued them from Egypt.

The Second Set of Commandments

Moses said to the people:

10 The Lord told me to chisel out two flat stones, just like the ones he had given me earlier. He also commanded me to make a wooden chest, then come up the mountain and meet with him. He told me that he would write the same words on the new stones that he had written on the ones I broke, and that I could put these stones in this sacred chest.

So I made a chest out of acacia wood, and I chiseled two flat stones like the ones I broke. Then I carried the stones up the mountain, where the Lord wrote the Ten Commandments on them, just as he had done the first time. The commandments were exactly what he had announced from the fire, when you were gathered at the mountain.

After the Lord returned the stones to me, I took them down the mountainside and put them in the chest, just as he had commanded. And they are still there.

Aaron Died

Moses said to Israel:

Later we set up camp at the wells belonging to the descendants of Jaakan.[j] Then we moved on and camped at Moserah, where Aaron died and was buried, and his son Eleazar became the priest. Next, we camped at Gudgodah and then at Jotbathah, where there are flowing streams.

The Levites Were Appointed To Carry the Chest

Moses said to Israel:

After I put the two stones in the sacred chest,[k] the Lord chose the tribe of Levi, not only to carry the chest, but also to serve as his priests at the place of worship and to bless the other tribes in his name. And they still do these things. The Lord promised that he would always provide for the tribe of Levi, and that’s why he won’t give them any land, when he divides it among the other tribes.

The Lord Answered the Prayers of Moses

Moses said to Israel:

10 When I had taken the second set of stones up the mountain, I spent forty days and nights there, just as I had done before. Once again, the Lord answered my prayer and did not destroy you. 11 Instead, he told me, “Moses, get ready to lead the people into the land that I promised their ancestors.”[l]

What the Lord Wants

Moses said:

12 People of Israel, what does the Lord your God want from you? The Lord wants you to respect and follow him, to love and serve him with all your heart and soul, 13 and to obey his laws and teachings that I am giving you today. Do this, and all will go well for you.

14 Everything belongs to the Lord your God, not only the earth and everything on it, but also the sky and the highest heavens. 15 Yet the Lord loved your ancestors and wanted them to belong to him. So he chose them and their descendants rather than any other nation, and today you are still his people.

16 Remember your agreement with the Lord and stop being so stubborn. 17 The Lord your God is more powerful than all other gods and lords, and his tremendous power is to be feared. His decisions are always fair, and you cannot bribe him to change his mind. 18 The Lord defends the rights of orphans and widows. He cares for foreigners and gives them food and clothing. 19 And you should also care for them, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

20 Respect the Lord your God, serve only him, and make promises in his name alone. 21 Offer your praises to him, because you have seen him work such terrifying miracles for you.

22 When your ancestors went to live in Egypt, there were only seventy of them. But the Lord has blessed you, and now there are more of you than there are stars in the sky.


  1. 9.2 Anakim: See the note at 2.10,11.
  2. 9.8 Mount Sinai: See the note at 1.1-5.
  3. 9.9-11 Ten Commandments: Hebrew “commandments.”
  4. 9.18-20 as I had done before. . . prayers: This may refer to Moses' praying for Israel before he came down from the mountain (see Exodus 32.11-14).
  5. 9.22 Taberah: See Numbers 11.1-3.
  6. 9.22 Massah: See the note at 6.16.
  7. 9.22 Kibroth-Hattaavah: See Numbers 11.31-34.
  8. 9.23 Kadesh-Barnea. . . you rebelled and disobeyed his command: See Numbers 13,14.
  9. 9.24 he has: The Samaritan Hebrew Text and one ancient translation; the Standard Hebrew Text “I have.”
  10. 10.6 the wells. . . Jaakan: Or “Beeroth Bene-Jaakan.”
  11. 10.8 After. . . chest: Or “After Israel reached Jotbathah.”
  12. 10.11 lead. . . ancestors: The Lord would later tell Moses that he would not be allowed to enter the land (see 1.37; 3.23-28; Numbers 20.10-12).

Luke 8:4-21

A Story about a Farmer

When a large crowd from several towns had gathered around Jesus, he told them this story:

A farmer went out to scatter seed in a field. While the farmer was doing it, some of the seeds fell along the road and were stepped on or eaten by birds. Other seeds fell on rocky ground and started growing. But the plants did not have enough water and soon dried up. Some other seeds fell where thornbushes grew up and choked the plants. The rest of the seeds fell on good ground where they grew and produced a hundred times as many seeds.

When Jesus had finished speaking, he said, “If you have ears, pay attention!”

Why Jesus Used Stories

Jesus' disciples asked him what the story meant. 10 So he answered:

I have explained the secrets about God’s kingdom to you, but for others I can only use stories. These people look, but they don’t see, and they hear, but they don’t understand.

Jesus Explains the Story about a Farmer

11 This is what the story means: The seed is God’s message, 12 and the seeds that fell along the road are the people who hear the message. But the devil comes and snatches the message out of their hearts, so that they will not believe and be saved. 13 The seeds that fell on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it. But they don’t have deep roots, and they believe only for a little while. As soon as life gets hard, they give up.

14 The seeds that fell among the thornbushes are also people who hear the message. But they are so eager for riches and pleasures that they never produce anything. 15 Those seeds that fell on good ground are the people who listen to the message and keep it in good and honest hearts. They last and produce a harvest.


16 No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl or under a bed. A lamp is always put on a lampstand, so that people who come into a house will see the light. 17 There is nothing hidden that will not be found. There is no secret that will not be well known. 18 Pay attention to how you listen! Everyone who has something will be given more, but people who have nothing will lose what little they think they have.

Jesus' Mother and Brothers

19 Jesus' mother and brothers went to see him, but because of the crowd they could not get near him. 20 Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside and want to see you.”

21 Jesus answered, “My mother and my brothers are those people who hear and obey God’s message.”

Psalm 69:19-36

19 You know how I am insulted,
mocked, and disgraced;
you know every one
of my enemies.
20 I am crushed by insults,
and I feel sick.
I had hoped for mercy and pity,
but there was none.
21 Enemies poisoned my food,
and when I was thirsty,
they gave me vinegar.

22 Make their table a trap
for them and their friends.
23 Blind them with darkness
and make them tremble.
24 Show them how angry you are!
Be furious and catch them.
25 Destroy their camp
and don’t let anyone live
in their tents.

26 They cause trouble for people
you have already punished;
their gossip hurts those
you have wounded.
27 Make them guiltier than ever
and don’t forgive them.
28 Wipe their names from the book
of the living;
remove them from the list
of the innocent.
29 I am mistreated and in pain.
Protect me, God,
and keep me safe!

30 I will praise the Lord God
with a song
and a thankful heart.
31 This will please the Lord
better than offering an ox
or a full-grown bull.
32 When those in need see this,
they will be happy,
and the Lord’s worshipers
will be encouraged.
33 The Lord will listen
when the homeless cry out,
and he will never forget
his people in prison.

34 Heaven and earth
will praise our God,
and so will the oceans
and everything in them.
35 God will rescue Jerusalem,
and he will rebuild
the towns of Judah.
His people will live there
on their own land,
36 and when the time comes,
their children will inherit
the land.
Then everyone who loves God
will also settle there.

Proverbs 12:2-3

The Lord likes everyone
who lives right,
but he punishes everyone
who makes evil plans.
Sin cannot offer security!
But if you live right,
you will be as secure
as a tree with deep roots.

03/27/2021 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20, Luke 7:36-8:3, Psalms 69:1-18, Proverbs 12:1

Today is the 27th day of March welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is great to be here with you as we close another week and…and we’ll release it and it will become a part of our history and it will be in the past. But right now, it’s the present and we’re here to take the next step forward in the Scriptures. We’ve been reading from the English Standard Version this week and we’ve been moving into the book of Deuteronomy and we’re well underway during this week and will continue that journey. We find ourselves situated in the second of three discourses that make up the book of Deuteronomy, Moses last sayings. And, so, we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday. Deuteronomy chapters 7 and 8.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for all that…all that has transpired in the Scriptures since we began this journey nearly 3 months ago now. And we thank You for where we are in the gospel of Luke. We thank You for where we are in the book of Deuteronomy as we’re just listening to Moses impassioned pleas to Your people about their future and we hear those pleas, and we look at our own lives and we see that so often we have been guilty of straying into and onto pathways that only lead to death and destruction. And we are grateful for the counsel of Your word. We are grateful for the counsel of wisdom. We are grateful for the leading of Your Holy Spirit to continually remind us there is clean, there is unclean, there is a way things work, there is a path that leads to life, a path that we will never be able to walk without Your guidance. But Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our pat. And, so, Come Holy Spirit, plant the words of this week deep into the soul so that they might yield fruit, the fruit of the Spirit in our lives in the time of harvest. Come Jesus we pray in Your mighty name. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello, DABbers this is David calling from California. I have been listening to the DAB since last year and I am just so very thankful for Brian and Jill every day. I listen to them every single day. I even skip ahead if I can sometimes. And I’m just, like I said, so very thankful for Brian and Jill and the Daily Audio Bible family. Right now though DABbers I’m just asking for prayers right now for myself. I feel like I’m going through this spiritual battle right now to where I'm…the…the enemies coming in and I'm…and my doubts and my fears are taking over and I’m not having trust and faith in the Lord as I should and then it’s just causing me to have so much stress and anxiety to the point where it’s just basically manifesting in my body where like I feel like I’m about to have a heart attack. Every day it just hurts my chest and everything and my whole body and everything and DABbers I just I ask for your prayers right now that…that I can drive the enemy out and just have…get closer to God and just have a better relationship with Him and have more faith and more trust in Him every day and that I can just not feel this pain like I do and that I can be healed and be healthy and be a better person for my family and everything as I’m going through such this difficult time right now. It’s just so stressful…

Hello DAB I am…this is my first-time calling in. This is Mister Sun Walk Around the Blues and I’d like to ask for a prayer request. My cousin who is 16 years old, he is a high schooler and he and his girlfriend have been together for about two years and she’s 15 and we just found out about a week ago that she’s pregnant. And, so, they’re obviously going through a really tough time at the moment as is most of our family, you know, their parents. And I’d like to ask for you guys to join me in prayer for wisdom both for my cousin and his girlfriend and for from my family going through this. Not everybody sees eye to eye on how this should proceed. And, so, being such a volatile situation and something that could go wrong really quickly I think that I just wanted to ask the Lord to step into that and to enter into the huge mess that it is and that He would be glorified and that my cousin and His girlfriend would be honored and the baby as well. So, I’m just trying to give up to the Lord and let Him do his thing with that. So, yeah, thank you.

Hi DAB friends this is Rob Still Worship dude in Nashville TN and I have a big prayer request but first man I just gotta say it is such a blessing to hear all the testimonies and as well as like the prayer requests and the words of encouragement people call in as well as their intercessions. So, like somehow man I just think you guys who stay on here and listen and pray and call in, I think that this is a work of the Kingdom of God and it’s really important somehow in God’s economy. So, as far as my prayer request you guys can help me bear a couple burdens. First, I put on the Facebook page for DAB my father passed away on March 12th and it’s a time of, you know, mourning for me and my family and but we don’t grieve as those who have no hope like Paul says in first Thessalonians, you know. My dad he was a good man, and he loved the Lord, but he had a long-term illness, and God in His infinite mercy and wisdom knew it was his time. So, anyway I appreciate your prayers for my family as we kind of had this time of mourning and we really need the wisdom of the Holy Spirit how to do this in a healthy way. The second thing though and this is my big ask, man I feel like I almost need a miracle to fulfill my responsibilities for my independent contracting work and especially I’m in the middle of a big academic project. I’m working on my doctorate and I’m so far behind and I really really need to get this done during this term. And, so, if you guys could just pray the Lord would help me, send his Angels man to get this project done with excellence. I would really appreciate it. The Lord be with you. Thank you.

Good morning DAB. Good morning. Good morning to you. Good day. Good day to you. I just want to start the day off taking a deep breath to being still and knowing that God is God. May that just soak in this moment. Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that God is God. I just would like to celebrate some prayer requests that I’ve heard on March 23rd. One was from a military person…sorry about that…and she was talking about true North and I was…and she was like talking about conviction for it and I just wanted to say that you gave me conviction. You gave me conviction for it. And I just want to say thank you and bless you and may we have that self-awareness, that self-control to really understand that it’s God and not just us, that God is our true North and that’s my prayer today. Also celebrating someone’s name, the Burning Bush which will not be Devoured for Our Lord. That’s just a beautiful name, a very encouraging name. And now this time I just thank you all for listening to this podcast and may God bless you today and may you have that self-awareness knowing that God is true north and remaining in silence knowing that God is God. I love you brothers and sisters.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday March 27, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 7-8

A Chosen People

“When the (A)Lord your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you, (B)the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations (C)more numerous and mightier than you, (D)and when the Lord your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must (E)devote them to complete destruction.[a] (F)You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them. (G)You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. (H)Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you (I)quickly. But thus shall you deal with them: (J)you shall break down their altars and dash in pieces their (K)pillars and chop down their (L)Asherim and (M)burn their carved images with fire.

“For (N)you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be (O)a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but (P)it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping (Q)the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, (R)the faithful God (S)who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, 10 and (T)repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. (U)He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face. 11 (V)You shall therefore be careful to do the commandment and the statutes and the rules that I command you today.

12 (W)“And because you listen to these rules and keep and do them, the Lord your God will keep with you (X)the covenant and the steadfast love that he swore to your fathers. 13 He will (Y)love you, bless you, and multiply you. (Z)He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you. 14 You shall be blessed above all peoples. (AA)There shall not be male or female barren among you or among your livestock. 15 And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and none of the evil (AB)diseases of Egypt, which you knew, will he inflict on you, but he will lay them on all who hate you. 16 And (AC)you shall consume all the peoples that the Lord your God will give over to you. (AD)Your eye shall not pity them, neither shall you serve their gods, for that would be (AE)a snare to you.

17 “If you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I. How can I dispossess them?’ 18 (AF)you shall not be afraid of them but you shall (AG)remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt, 19 the great trials that your eyes saw, (AH)the signs, the wonders, the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, by which the Lord your God brought you out. So will the Lord your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. 20 Moreover, (AI)the Lord your God will send hornets among them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you are destroyed. 21 You shall not be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is (AJ)in your midst, (AK)a great and awesome God. 22 (AL)The Lord your God will clear away these nations before you little by little. You may not make an end of them at once,[b] lest the wild beasts grow too numerous for you. 23 (AM)But the Lord your God will give them over to you and throw them into great confusion, until they are destroyed. 24 And (AN)he will give their kings into your hand, and you shall (AO)make their name perish from under heaven. (AP)No one shall be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them. 25 The carved images of their gods (AQ)you shall burn with fire. You (AR)shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, lest you be (AS)ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. 26 And you shall not bring an abominable thing into your house and become devoted to destruction[c] like it. You shall utterly detest and abhor it, (AT)for it is devoted to destruction.

Remember the Lord Your God

“The whole commandment that I command you today (AU)you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you (AV)these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, (AW)testing you (AX)to know what was in your heart, (AY)whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and (AZ)let you hunger and (BA)fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that (BB)man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word[d] that comes from the mouth of the Lord. (BC)Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that, (BD)as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, (BE)a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, (BF)of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.

11 “Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, 12 (BG)lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, 13 and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, 14 (BH)then your heart be lifted up, and you (BI)forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, 15 who (BJ)led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, (BK)with its fiery serpents and scorpions (BL)and thirsty ground where there was no water, (BM)who brought you water out of the flinty rock, 16 who fed you in the wilderness with (BN)manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, (BO)to do you good in the end. 17 Beware (BP)lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ 18 You shall remember the Lord your God, for (BQ)it is he who gives you power to get wealth, (BR)that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 And if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, (BS)I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. 20 Like the nations that the Lord makes to perish before you, (BT)so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God.


  1. Deuteronomy 7:2 That is, set apart (devote) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)
  2. Deuteronomy 7:22 Or quickly
  3. Deuteronomy 7:26 That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction); twice in this verse
  4. Deuteronomy 8:3 Hebrew by all

Cross references:

  1. Deuteronomy 7:1 : ch. 31:3; Ps. 44:2, 3
  2. Deuteronomy 7:1 : See Ex. 23:23
  3. Deuteronomy 7:1 : ch. 4:38; 9:1; 11:23
  4. Deuteronomy 7:2 : ver. 23; ch. 23:14
  5. Deuteronomy 7:2 : ch. 20:17; Ex. 22:20; Lev. 27:29; Num. 21:2, 3
  6. Deuteronomy 7:2 : Ex. 23:32; 34:12; Judg. 2:2; [ch. 20:10; Josh. 2:14; 9:18; Judg. 1:24]
  7. Deuteronomy 7:3 : Ex. 34:16; Josh. 23:12, 13; 1 Kgs. 11:2; [Ezra 9:2]
  8. Deuteronomy 7:4 : ch. 6:15
  9. Deuteronomy 7:4 : [ch. 4:26; 28:20]
  10. Deuteronomy 7:5 : See Ex. 34:13
  11. Deuteronomy 7:5 : See Ex. 34:13
  12. Deuteronomy 7:5 : See Ex. 34:13
  13. Deuteronomy 7:5 : ver. 25
  14. Deuteronomy 7:6 : ch. 14:2; 26:19; 28:9; Ex. 19:6; 22:31; Jer. 2:3; Amos 3:2; 1 Pet. 2:9; See Ex. 19:5
  15. Deuteronomy 7:6 : ch. 14:2; 26:19; 28:9; Ex. 19:6; 22:31; Jer. 2:3; Amos 3:2; 1 Pet. 2:9; See Ex. 19:5
  16. Deuteronomy 7:8 : ch. 10:15; Isa. 43:4; 63:9; Jer. 31:3; Hos. 11:1; Mal. 1:2
  17. Deuteronomy 7:8 : Ex. 32:13; Ps. 105:9-11; Luke 1:72, 73
  18. Deuteronomy 7:9 : Isa. 49:7; 1 Cor. 1:9; 10:13; 2 Cor. 1:18; 1 Thess. 5:24; 2 Thess. 3:3; 2 Tim. 2:13; Heb. 10:23; 1 John 1:9
  19. Deuteronomy 7:9 : ch. 5:10; Ex. 20:6; 2 Chr. 6:14; Neh. 1:5; 9:32; Dan. 9:4
  20. Deuteronomy 7:10 : Job 34:11; Isa. 59:18; Nah. 1:2, 3
  21. Deuteronomy 7:10 : [2 Pet. 3:9]
  22. Deuteronomy 7:11 : ch. 10:13
  23. Deuteronomy 7:12 : For ver. 12-16, see ch. 28:1-14; Lev. 26:3-13
  24. Deuteronomy 7:12 : Ps. 105:8; Luke 1:55, 72
  25. Deuteronomy 7:13 : [John 14:21]
  26. Deuteronomy 7:13 : ch. 30:9
  27. Deuteronomy 7:14 : Ex. 23:26
  28. Deuteronomy 7:15 : ch. 28:27, 60; Ex. 9:14; 15:26
  29. Deuteronomy 7:16 : ver. 2
  30. Deuteronomy 7:16 : ch. 13:8; 19:13, 21; 25:12
  31. Deuteronomy 7:16 : ver. 25; ch. 12:30; Judg. 8:27; See Ex. 23:33
  32. Deuteronomy 7:18 : ch. 1:29; 31:6
  33. Deuteronomy 7:18 : Ps. 77:11; 105:5
  34. Deuteronomy 7:19 : ch. 6:22; 11:3
  35. Deuteronomy 7:20 : Ex. 23:28; Josh. 24:12
  36. Deuteronomy 7:21 : ch. 6:15; Num. 11:20; 14:14; Josh. 3:10
  37. Deuteronomy 7:21 : ch. 10:17; Neh. 1:5; 4:14; 9:32; [ch. 28:58]
  38. Deuteronomy 7:22 : Ex. 23:29, 30
  39. Deuteronomy 7:23 : ver. 2
  40. Deuteronomy 7:24 : Josh. 10:24, 42; 11:12; See Josh. 12:1
  41. Deuteronomy 7:24 : See ch. 9:14
  42. Deuteronomy 7:24 : ch. 11:25; Josh. 1:5; 10:8; 23:9
  43. Deuteronomy 7:25 : ver. 5; ch. 12:3; [Ex. 32:20; 1 Chr. 14:12]
  44. Deuteronomy 7:25 : [Josh. 7:1, 21]
  45. Deuteronomy 7:25 : See ver. 16
  46. Deuteronomy 7:26 : ch. 13:17; Lev. 27:28; Josh. 6:17, 18; 7:1; [Mic. 4:13]
  47. Deuteronomy 8:1 : ch. 4:1; 5:32, 33; 6:1-3
  48. Deuteronomy 8:2 : ch. 1:3; 2:7; 29:5; Amos 2:10
  49. Deuteronomy 8:2 : ver. 16; Ex. 15:25
  50. Deuteronomy 8:2 : [2 Chr. 32:31]
  51. Deuteronomy 8:2 : [Ex. 16:4; Judg. 3:4]
  52. Deuteronomy 8:3 : Ex. 16:2, 3
  53. Deuteronomy 8:3 : Ex. 16:12, 14, 15, 35; [Num. 11:6-9; 21:5]
  54. Deuteronomy 8:3 : Cited Matt. 4:4; Luke 4:4; [John 6:49-51]
  55. Deuteronomy 8:4 : ch. 29:5; Neh. 9:21
  56. Deuteronomy 8:5 : Prov. 3:12; Heb. 12:5, 6; [2 Sam. 7:14; Prov. 29:17; Hos. 10:10; Rev. 3:19]
  57. Deuteronomy 8:7 : ch. 11:10-12
  58. Deuteronomy 8:8 : [Num. 20:5]
  59. Deuteronomy 8:12 : ch. 6:11, 12; 28:47; 32:15; Prov. 30:9; Hos. 13:6
  60. Deuteronomy 8:14 : [1 Cor. 4:7]
  61. Deuteronomy 8:14 : Ps. 78:11; 106:21
  62. Deuteronomy 8:15 : See ch. 1:19
  63. Deuteronomy 8:15 : Num. 21:6; Isa. 30:6
  64. Deuteronomy 8:15 : Hos. 13:5
  65. Deuteronomy 8:15 : Ex. 17:6; Num. 20:11; Ps. 78:15; 114:8; [ch. 32:13]
  66. Deuteronomy 8:16 : ver. 3; Ex. 16:15
  67. Deuteronomy 8:16 : [Jer. 24:5-7; Heb. 12:11]
  68. Deuteronomy 8:17 : [ch. 9:4]
  69. Deuteronomy 8:18 : [Prov. 10:22; Hos. 2:8]
  70. Deuteronomy 8:18 : ch. 7:8, 12
  71. Deuteronomy 8:19 : [ch. 4:26; 30:18]
  72. Deuteronomy 8:20 : [Dan. 9:11, 12]
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Luke 7:36-8:3

A Sinful Woman Forgiven

36 (A)One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. 37 (B)And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and (C)wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If (D)this man were (E)a prophet, he (F)would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”

41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred (G)denarii, and the other fifty. 42 (H)When they could not pay, he (I)cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; (J)you gave me no water for my feet, but (K)she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 (L)You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to (M)kiss my feet. 46 (N)You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, (O)which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, (P)“Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among[a] themselves, (Q)“Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, (R)“Your faith has saved you; (S)go in peace.”

Women Accompanying Jesus

Soon afterward he went on (T)through cities and villages, proclaiming and (U)bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also (V)some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: (W)Mary, called Magdalene, (X)from whom seven demons had gone out, and (Y)Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them[b] out of their means.


  1. Luke 7:49 Or to
  2. Luke 8:3 Some manuscripts him
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Psalm 69:1-18

Save Me, O God

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Lilies. Of David.

69 Save me, O God!
For (B)the waters have come up to my neck.[a]
I sink in deep (C)mire,
where there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters,
and the flood (D)sweeps over me.
(E)I am weary with my crying out;
(F)my throat is parched.
(G)My eyes grow dim
with (H)waiting for my God.

(I)More in number than the hairs of my head
are (J)those who hate me (K)without cause;
mighty are those who would destroy me,
(L)those who attack me with lies.
What I did not steal
must I now restore?
O God, you know my folly;
the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.

Let not those who hope in you (M)be put to shame through me,
O Lord God of hosts;
let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me,
O God of Israel.
For it is (N)for your sake that I have borne reproach,
that dishonor has covered my face.
I have become (O)a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my mother's sons.

For (P)zeal for your house has consumed me,
and (Q)the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
10 When I wept and humbled[b] my soul with fasting,
it became my reproach.
11 When I made (R)sackcloth my clothing,
I became (S)a byword to them.
12 I am the talk of those who (T)sit in the gate,
and the drunkards make (U)songs about me.

13 But as for me, my (V)prayer is to you, O Lord.
At (W)an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
14 Deliver me
from sinking in (X)the mire;
(Y)let me be delivered from my enemies
and from (Z)the deep waters.
15 Let not the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or (AA)the pit close (AB)its mouth over me.

16 Answer me, O Lord, for your (AC)steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant (AD)mercy, (AE)turn to me.
17 (AF)Hide not your face from your servant,
(AG)for I am in distress; (AH)make haste to answer me.
18 Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
ransom me because of my enemies!


  1. Psalm 69:1 Or waters threaten my life
  2. Psalm 69:10 Hebrew lacks and humbled
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Proverbs 12:1

12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who (A)hates reproof is (B)stupid.

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