04/30/2022 DAB Transcript

Judges 11:1-12:15, John 1:1-28, Psalms 101:1-8, Proverbs 14:13-14

Today is the 30th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here as we conclude our fourth month of 12, which means we’re one third of the way through the year. And even as we end this fourth month of the year, we will be beginning the final gospel in the New Testament, the gospel of John when we get there. But first, we are working our way through the book of Judges. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. Judges, chapters 11 and 12 today.

Introduction to the Gospel of John:

Okay. So, this brings us to the opening of the final gospel, the gospel of John. So, we have read Matthew, Mark, and Luke. And those are known as the synoptic Gospels because even though they were written to different audiences the stories are very very similar, and in some cases, word for word the same. And, so, basically as far as the timeline goes, we think of the gospel of Mark being the first gospel written with Matthew following about a decade later, and then Luke somewhere in that same general time and then the gospel of John being the final gospel written, maybe 15 years or more after the gospel of Mark. And of course, some of the letters of the apostle Paul even predate the Gospels. They are the earliest Christian writings that we have. And, so, in terms of time, the gospel of John would be the most recent. And the gospel of John is very different than Matthew, Mark, or Luke. It's…it’s like 90% different from the synoptic Gospels, which gives us an entirely new perspective and context and interpretation of Jesus life and ministry. So, for example, in Matthew, Mark, and Luke one of the central questions that we are being led to as we read those Gospels is Jesus’ question, “who do you say that I am?” Whereas John’s gospel is written to people who already have answered that question and already believe. Of course, John was one of the disciples of Jesus and had seen Jesus in person and knew…well…I mean what we have in the Gospels is only a fraction of what Jesus life and ministry would’ve contained day by day, step-by-step, and John was there taking those steps. So, he had an understanding of the back story and some of that is brought forward for us in the gospel of John. And, so, let’s enjoy this. John is writing this later in its life, and it’s beautiful to behold. And, so, with that we begin. John chapter 1 verse 1 through 28.


Okay. So, we have already talked about moving into the book of John and kind of flying over that and just getting a little bit of an overview of where were going and we’ll have plenty to talk about as we move into the gospel of John.

But in the book of Judges, we have a pretty disturbing story about the judge Jephthah who was the son of a prostitute and so was excluded from his family and run away until the people came under distress. Jephthah was a mighty warrior and so they went and brought him back in made him the leader he became the judge of Israel and went to battle. He just made this vow to the Lord, that whatever came out the front door of his house when he got home if he was victorious, he would sacrifice a burnt offering to the Lord whatever came out the door. And of course, as we know what came out the door was his only child, his daughter, which is a terrifying thing to think about, and it’s supposed to be. That’s the thing. Some of these disruptive things in the Bible are supposed to be disruptive. They’ve been disruptive all along because they shouldn’t have happened. God didn’t ask Jephthah to sacrifice anything in exchange for victory. He didn’t ask for a vow that a human being would be sacrificed. God says the contrary, in the Scriptures. He talks about people’s who sacrificed their children to false gods and how that had never even crossed His mind. One of the things that we’re supposed to be kind of understanding as we move forward through the book of Judges is that everybody’s doing what they think is right in their own eyes. Moses had been a mighty leader. Joshua had been a mighty leader. Now there is no mighty leader and we’re going through centuries before the children of Israel finally want to standardize things under the common rule of the singular king uniting the tribes. And, so, one of the things we see in the times of the judges is the back and forth and up and down and erratic behavior and just the way that they are thinking about things. And we are also to note that although they have abandoned God, God continues to rescue them when they come home. And, so, this story of Jephthah is a story of what Jephthah did, not what God told him to do. And there are plenty of people that just can imagine that this actually happened, that Jephthah actually sacrificed his daughter to God. And, so, it’s sort of made into that she was never able to marry, that she was dedicated to God and to God’s service. And, so, she went on the mountains, and she spent some time alone morning her virginity and so she remained a virgin the rest of her life in the service of the Lord. Maybe so. That’d be great. That’d be a way better ending to the story than that she got sacrificed. It’s just the way that the Bible reads it sounds like Jephthah did exactly what he said he was going to do, which is revolting as it should be. And if we take a good glimpse into the times of the judges, where everybody is doing what is right in their own eyes then we get a good picture of just how sideways things can get, just how good and evil can get blended. And that should be a very unsettling thought because it’s a very unsettling thing. And, so, the story becomes similar to like the story of Lot and the daughters who decided they needed to have children with their father. And often we can do is, you know, get this subtle kind of animosity or distrust for God because a story in the Bible is disturbing. And we can think, like well it’s in the Bible so it’s something that God wanted when the truth is there are all kinds of things in the Bible that God warned against and people went ahead and did. He didn’t want those things, but the will of the people did and it brought all kinds…well…it brought everything that he warned them that it would. And, so, when we encounter a disruptive story, our objective is to normalize it, make it, “okay, that’s how they did things back then.” It’s to be disrupted and to look closely at our own path and where it is going.


Father, we thank You for Your word and another week. We thank You Father for Your word and another month. We thank You that You have brought us to this point, and we are grateful. And we are learning, and we are growing, and we are becoming rooted and anchored in You and You alone. Come Holy Spirit as we close this month and prepare for next month and what comes next in our story and our adventure of life with You. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning DAB this is Learning to Let Go from North Carolina. I was calling today just to send some love to all the parents who have called in for prayers for their children, underage children dealing with suicidal ideations and cutting, friendship issues, adult children who have strayed from the ways that they were taught, struggling with substance abuse or marital issues or pretty much the gamut. So, parenting is hard. I have one child who’s young and I just feel for all those whose children that we have the best intentions for just have not been able to right themselves yet. So, I want to pray for you and your strength and being there for your children and continuing to uplift them, support them, and love them whether it be from afar or nearby. And I just pray that you remain steadfast in that. I’m also calling for prayer for myself. I am again going through a legal situation that started last year and I’m just believing that it will end soon so that I can move on with my life and that of my child so that we are safe and free of this person that we’ve been dealing with for some time now. So, if you all could just say a prayer for me for that freedom believing that this court situation would remove that person from my life totally. I wish them the best, but I don’t want them tied to me any longer period thank you. Love you. Amen.

Hello, my Daily Audio Bible family. This is God’s tree. I have many branches, but I’m rooted by the word of God. You know sometimes as Saints we try to be perfect and have a perfect faith and we don’t want to show our weaknesses, but we fall short sometimes. I’ve been struggling in my marriage and my relationship, and I’ve been praying and praying and praying and ask God to restore the love in the relationship, but this seems like it never happens. And I think my spirit is showing me that God wants me to be more in love with him. And be truthful it’s hard to really really be in love with God in the level that you want to be in love with somebody and it feels good on a personal level. And, so, I’m asking that you pray that I would develop a stronger loving relationship with God so He’s more important to me than having a physical and intimate relationship here on earth. And I think that’s what God wants to have for me and hopefully He’ll restore my marriage and my relationship, and I ask that you pray for those same things for those who are struggling in their relationship as well, that we have a closer walk with God and he will add to it if we learn to fall in love with Him. It’s just hard when you just don’t have that physical contact. So, continue to pray for my strength as I pray for you and as we walk by faith and not by sight that God would restore all that the enemy has taken away from us. God bless. Love you. This is God’s Tree.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday April 30, 2022 (NIV)

Judges 11-12

Jephthah Delivers Israel

11 Now (A)Jephthah the Gileadite was (B)a mighty warrior, but he was the son of a prostitute. Gilead was the father of Jephthah. And Gilead's wife also bore him sons. And when his wife's sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in our father's house, for you are the son of another woman.” Then Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of (C)Tob, and (D)worthless fellows collected around Jephthah and went out with him.

After a time the Ammonites made war against Israel. And when the Ammonites made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to bring Jephthah from the land of (E)Tob. And they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our leader, that we may fight against the Ammonites.” But Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “Did you not hate me and drive me out of my father's house? Why have you come to me now when you are in distress?” And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “That is why we have turned to you now, that you may go with us and fight against the Ammonites and (F)be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.” Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “If you bring me home again to fight against the Ammonites, and the Lord gives them over to me, I will be your head.” 10 And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, (G)“The Lord will be witness between us, if we do not do as you say.” 11 So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people (H)made him head and leader over them. And Jephthah spoke all his words (I)before the Lord at (J)Mizpah.

12 Then Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the Ammonites and said, “What do you have against me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?” 13 And the king of the Ammonites answered the messengers of Jephthah, (K)“Because Israel on coming up from Egypt took away my land, from the (L)Arnon to the (M)Jabbok and to the Jordan; now therefore restore it peaceably.” 14 Jephthah again sent messengers to the king of the Ammonites 15 and said to him, “Thus says Jephthah: (N)Israel did not take away the land of Moab or the land of the Ammonites, 16 but when they came up from Egypt, Israel went through the wilderness (O)to the Red Sea and (P)came to Kadesh. 17 (Q)Israel then sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Please let us pass through your land,’ (R)but the king of Edom would not listen. And they sent also to the king of Moab, but he would not consent. So Israel (S)remained at Kadesh.

18 “Then they journeyed through the wilderness and (T)went around the land of Edom and the land of Moab and (U)arrived on the east side of the land of Moab and (V)camped on the other side of the Arnon. But they did not enter the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was the boundary of Moab. 19 (W)Israel then sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, king of Heshbon, and Israel said to him, ‘Please let us pass through your land to our country,’ 20 but Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory, so Sihon gathered all his people together and encamped at Jahaz and fought with Israel. 21 And the Lord, the God of Israel, gave Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they defeated them. So Israel took possession of all the land of the Amorites, who inhabited that country. 22 And they took possession of all the territory of the Amorites from the Arnon to the Jabbok and from the wilderness to the Jordan. 23 So then the Lord, the God of Israel, dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel; and are you to take possession of them? 24 Will you not possess what (X)Chemosh your god gives you to possess? (Y)And all that the Lord our God has dispossessed before us, we will possess. 25 Now are you any better than (Z)Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever contend against Israel, or did he ever go to war with them? 26 While Israel lived (AA)in Heshbon and its villages, and (AB)in Aroer and its villages, and in all the cities that are on the banks of the Arnon, 300 years, why did you not deliver them within that time? 27 I therefore have not sinned against you, and you do me wrong by making war on me. (AC)The Lord, the Judge, decide this day between the people of Israel and the people of Ammon.” 28 But the king of the Ammonites did not listen to the words of Jephthah that he sent to him.

Jephthah's Tragic Vow

29 (AD)Then the Spirit of the Lord was upon Jephthah, and he passed through Gilead and Manasseh and passed on to Mizpah of Gilead, and from Mizpah of Gilead he passed on to the Ammonites. 30 And Jephthah (AE)made a vow to the Lord and said, “If you will give the Ammonites into my hand, 31 then whatever[a] comes out from the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the Ammonites (AF)shall be the Lord's, and (AG)I will offer it[b] up for a burnt offering.” 32 So Jephthah crossed over to the Ammonites to fight against them, and the Lord gave them into his hand. 33 And he struck them from Aroer to the neighborhood of (AH)Minnith, twenty cities, and as far as Abel-keramim, with a great blow. So the Ammonites were subdued before the people of Israel.

34 Then Jephthah came to his home at (AI)Mizpah. And behold, his daughter came out to meet him (AJ)with tambourines and with dances. She was his only child; besides her he had neither son nor daughter. 35 And as soon as he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, “Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you have become the cause of great trouble to me. For I have opened my mouth to the Lord, (AK)and I cannot take back my vow.” 36 And she said to him, “My father, you have opened your mouth to the Lord; do to me according to what has gone out of your mouth, now that the Lord has avenged you on your enemies, on the Ammonites.” 37 So she said to her father, “Let this thing be done for me: leave me alone two months, that I may go up and down on the mountains and weep for my virginity, I and my companions.” 38 So he said, “Go.” Then he sent her away for two months, and she departed, she and her companions, and wept for her virginity on the mountains. 39 And at the end of two months, she returned to her father, (AL)who did with her according to his vow that he had made. She had never known a man, and it became a custom in Israel 40 that the daughters of Israel went year by year to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.

Jephthah's Conflict with Ephraim

12 (AM)The men of Ephraim were called to arms, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, “Why did you cross over to fight against the Ammonites and did not call us to go with you? We will burn your house over you with fire.” And Jephthah said to them, “I and my people had a great dispute with the Ammonites, and when I called you, you did not save me from their hand. And when I saw that you would not save me, (AN)I took my life in my hand and crossed over against the Ammonites, and the Lord gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?” Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought with Ephraim. And the men of Gilead struck Ephraim, because they said, (AO)“You are fugitives of Ephraim, you Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim and Manasseh.” And the Gileadites captured (AP)the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. And when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead said to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” When he said, “No,” they said to him, “Then say Shibboleth,” and he said, “Sibboleth,” for he could not pronounce it right. Then they seized him and slaughtered him at (AQ)the fords of the Jordan. At that time 42,000 of the Ephraimites fell.

Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in his city in Gilead.[c]

Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon

After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel. He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters he gave in marriage outside his clan, and thirty daughters he brought in from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years. 10 Then Ibzan died and was buried at Bethlehem.

11 After him Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel, and he judged Israel ten years. 12 Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.

13 After him Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel. 14 He had forty (AR)sons and thirty grandsons, who (AS)rode on seventy donkeys, and he judged Israel eight years. 15 Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.


  1. Judges 11:31 Or whoever
  2. Judges 11:31 Or him
  3. Judges 12:7 Septuagint; Hebrew in the cities of Gilead

Cross references:

  1. Judges 11:1 : Heb. 11:32
  2. Judges 11:1 : ch. 6:12; 2 Kgs. 5:1
  3. Judges 11:3 : 2 Sam. 10:6, 8
  4. Judges 11:3 : See ch. 9:4; [1 Sam. 22:2]
  5. Judges 11:5 : [See ver. 3 above]; 2 Sam. 10:6, 8
  6. Judges 11:8 : ch. 10:18
  7. Judges 11:10 : Jer. 42:5
  8. Judges 11:11 : ver. 6, 8; ch. 10:18
  9. Judges 11:11 : 1 Sam. 10:19, 25; 11:15; 12:7; [ch. 20:1; 1 Sam. 10:17]
  10. Judges 11:11 : ch. 10:17
  11. Judges 11:13 : See Num. 21:24-26
  12. Judges 11:13 : Num. 21:13
  13. Judges 11:13 : Gen. 32:22
  14. Judges 11:15 : Deut. 2:9, 19
  15. Judges 11:16 : Num. 14:25; Deut. 1:40
  16. Judges 11:16 : Num. 13:26
  17. Judges 11:17 : Num. 20:14
  18. Judges 11:17 : See Num. 20:18-21
  19. Judges 11:17 : Num. 20:1; Deut. 1:46
  20. Judges 11:18 : Num. 21:4; See Deut. 2:1-8
  21. Judges 11:18 : Num. 21:11
  22. Judges 11:18 : Num. 21:13; 22:36
  23. Judges 11:19 : For ver. 19-22, see Num. 21:21-26; Deut. 2:26-37
  24. Judges 11:24 : Num. 21:29; 1 Kgs. 11:7
  25. Judges 11:24 : Deut. 9:5; 18:12; Josh. 3:10
  26. Judges 11:25 : Num. 22:2; Josh. 24:9; Mic. 6:5
  27. Judges 11:26 : Num. 21:25
  28. Judges 11:26 : Deut. 2:36
  29. Judges 11:27 : Gen. 16:5; 18:25; 31:53; 1 Sam. 24:12, 15
  30. Judges 11:29 : See ch. 3:10
  31. Judges 11:30 : Gen. 28:20; 1 Sam. 1:11
  32. Judges 11:31 : [Lev. 27:2; 1 Sam. 1:28]
  33. Judges 11:31 : Ps. 66:13
  34. Judges 11:33 : Ezek. 27:17
  35. Judges 11:34 : ver. 11; ch. 10:17
  36. Judges 11:34 : Ex. 15:20; 1 Sam. 18:6; Ps. 68:25; Jer. 31:4
  37. Judges 11:35 : Num. 30:2; [Eccles. 5:4, 5]
  38. Judges 11:39 : ver. 31
  39. Judges 12:1 : ch. 8:1
  40. Judges 12:3 : 1 Sam. 19:5; 28:21; Job 13:14; [Ps. 119:109]
  41. Judges 12:4 : [1 Sam. 25:10]
  42. Judges 12:5 : See ch. 3:28
  43. Judges 12:6 : [See ver. 5 above]; See ch. 3:28
  44. Judges 12:14 : Job 18:19; Isa. 14:22; [1 Tim. 5:4]
  45. Judges 12:14 : ch. 5:10
English Standard Version (ESV)

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John 1:1-28

The Word Became Flesh

(A)In the beginning was (B)the Word, and (C)the Word was with God, and (D)the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (E)All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (F)In him was life,[a] and (G)the life was the light of men. (H)The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man (I)sent from God, whose name was (J)John. He came as a (K)witness, to bear witness about the light, (L)that all might believe through him. (M)He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

(N)The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet (O)the world did not know him. 11 He came to (P)his own,[b] and (Q)his own people[c] (R)did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, (S)who believed in his name, (T)he gave the right (U)to become (V)children of God, 13 who (W)were born, (X)not of blood (Y)nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And (Z)the Word (AA)became flesh and (AB)dwelt among us, (AC)and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[d] from the Father, full of (AD)grace and (AE)truth. 15 ((AF)John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, (AG)‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) 16 For from (AH)his fullness we have all received, (AI)grace upon grace.[e] 17 For (AJ)the law was given through Moses; (AK)grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 (AL)No one has ever seen God; (AM)the only God,[f] who is at the Father's side,[g] (AN)he has made him known.

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19 And this is the (AO)testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, (AP)“Who are you?” 20 (AQ)He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? (AR)Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you (AS)the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am (AT)the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight[h] the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

24 (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25 They asked him, (AU)“Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, (AV)“I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27 even (AW)he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.


  1. John 1:4 Or was not any thing made. That which has been made was life in him
  2. John 1:11 Greek to his own things; that is, to his own domain, or to his own people
  3. John 1:11 People is implied in Greek
  4. John 1:14 Or only One, or unique One
  5. John 1:16 Or grace in place of grace
  6. John 1:18 Or the only One, who is God; some manuscripts the only Son
  7. John 1:18 Greek in the bosom of the Father
  8. John 1:23 Or crying out, ‘In the wilderness make straight

Cross references:

  1. John 1:1 : Gen. 1:1; [Col. 1:17; 1 John 1:1; Rev. 1:4, 8, 17; 3:14; 21:6; 22:13]
  2. John 1:1 : Rev. 19:13; [Heb. 4:12; 1 John 1:1]
  3. John 1:1 : 1 John 1:2; [ch. 17:5]
  4. John 1:1 : Phil. 2:6
  5. John 1:3 : ver. 10; Ps. 33:6; 1 Cor. 8:6; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2
  6. John 1:4 : ch. 5:26; 11:25; 1 John 1:2; 5:11
  7. John 1:4 : ch. 8:12; 9:5; 12:46
  8. John 1:5 : [ch. 3:19]
  9. John 1:6 : ver. 33; ch. 3:28; Mal. 3:1
  10. John 1:6 : Matt. 3:1; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:2
  11. John 1:7 : ch. 3:26; 5:33
  12. John 1:7 : Acts 19:4
  13. John 1:8 : ver. 20
  14. John 1:9 : Isa. 49:6; 1 John 2:8
  15. John 1:10 : [ch. 16:3; 1 John 3:1]
  16. John 1:11 : Matt. 21:38
  17. John 1:11 : ch. 13:1
  18. John 1:11 : ch. 5:43; [ch. 3:11, 32]
  19. John 1:12 : See 1 John 5:13
  20. John 1:12 : 1 John 5:1
  21. John 1:12 : 1 John 3:1; [Matt. 5:45]
  22. John 1:12 : [Gal. 3:26]; See ch. 11:52
  23. John 1:13 : James 1:18; [ch. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:3]
  24. John 1:13 : 1 Pet. 1:23
  25. John 1:13 : ch. 3:6
  26. John 1:14 : ver. 1
  27. John 1:14 : Rom. 1:3; 8:3; Gal. 4:4; Phil. 2:7, 8; Col. 1:22; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 2:14; 1 John 4:2; 2 John 7; [ch. 6:51]
  28. John 1:14 : Rev. 7:15; 21:3
  29. John 1:14 : ch. 2:11; Luke 9:32; 2 Pet. 1:16, 17; 1 John 1:1; 4:14
  30. John 1:14 : See ver. 7
  31. John 1:14 : [ch. 14:6]
  32. John 1:15 : See ver. 7
  33. John 1:15 : ver. 27, 30; See Matt. 3:11
  34. John 1:16 : Eph. 1:23; 3:19; 4:13; Col. 1:19; 2:9
  35. John 1:16 : [Matt. 25:29]
  36. John 1:17 : ch. 7:19; Ex. 20:1
  37. John 1:17 : ver. 14; [Rom. 5:21]
  38. John 1:18 : ch. 5:37; 6:46; Ex. 33:20; Col. 1:15; 1 Tim. 6:16; 1 John 4:12, 20; [ch. 12:45]
  39. John 1:18 : ver. 14; See ch. 3:16
  40. John 1:18 : [Matt. 11:27]; See ch. 3:32
  41. John 1:19 : ch. 3:26
  42. John 1:19 : [ch. 8:25]
  43. John 1:20 : ver. 8; ch. 3:28; Acts 13:25; [Luke 3:15]
  44. John 1:21 : [Matt. 11:14; 16:14]
  45. John 1:21 : See Deut. 18:15, 18
  46. John 1:23 : Cited from Isa. 40:3; See Matt. 3:3
  47. John 1:25 : Matt. 3:6; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3, 7
  48. John 1:26 : Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:7, 8; Luke 3:16; Acts 1:5; 13:25
  49. John 1:27 : ver. 15, 30
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Psalm 101

I Will Walk with Integrity

A Psalm of David.

101 I will sing of (A)steadfast love and justice;
to you, O Lord, I will make music.
I will (B)ponder the way (C)that is blameless.
Oh when will you (D)come to me?
I will (E)walk with (F)integrity of heart
within my house;
I will not set before my eyes
anything (G)that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who (H)fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
(I)A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will (J)know nothing of evil.

Whoever slanders his neighbor (K)secretly
I will (L)destroy.
Whoever has a (M)haughty look and an (N)arrogant heart
I will not endure.

I will look with favor on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
he who walks in (O)the way that is blameless
shall minister to me.

No one who (P)practices deceit
shall dwell in my house;
no one who utters lies
shall (Q)continue before my eyes.

(R)Morning by morning I will destroy
all the wicked in the land,
(S)cutting off all (T)the evildoers
from (U)the city of the Lord.

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Proverbs 14:13-14

13 Even in laughter the heart may ache,
and (A)the end of joy may be (B)grief.
14 The backslider in heart will be (C)filled with the fruit of his ways,
and (D)a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.

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4/29/2022 DAB Transcript

Judges 9:22-10:18, Luke 24:13-53, Psalm 100:1-5, Proverbs 14:11-12

Today is the 29th day of April, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today, as we, man, as we take the next step for the end of this month right, we’re close. Tomorrow’s the last day of the month. But also, as we do what we do, no matter what week or month it is, the next step forward in the Scriptures and our next step leads us back into the Book of Judges. We have spent a couple of days going through the story of Gideon as a judge of Israel who redeemed Israel and we witnessed his death and then the assassination of his sons and the one remaining son that, sort of takes over, his name is Abimelech and we’ll continue with that story today. Judges chapter 9 verse 22 through 10 verse 18.


Okay so, in the Book of Judges, we see that Abimelech, who was the son of Gideon, who had assassinated and murdered his 70 brothers so that he could be in control, finds his end today, when an upper millstone is dropped from a tower and smashes his head and it was a woman who dropped it and he didn’t want to be known as the guy that was killed by a woman in the time that they are in and so, his servant finished the job and killed him. And so, he reaches his end. And once again we see, just kind of how erratic things were in the times of the judges, the times between Joshua’s leadership and the first appointment of an actual king of Israel. And that is actually something to notice as we go through the Book of Judges, just the time, the way that it was, the erratic and disruptive nature of things, the way that the Bible describes it is that everybody did what was right in their own eyes and what we see being right in their eyes quite often, is the worship of other gods, the gods of the regions that were around them. The peoples that were around them. The very thing that they had been warned over and over and over about. They don’t seem to be getting the lesson and that becomes a lesson for us, because how many things are we stiff-necked and hardhearted about and we’re just getting the lesson, and so we’re stuck.

Then, we move to the Gospel of Luke and we concluded the Gospel of Luke today, which means that we have concluded Matthew, Mark and Luke, the three, well, the first three Gospels, but the Gospels known as the synoptic Gospels. And of course, the story ends with Jesus showing up on a walk, to a place called Emmaus. It’s such an interesting story, such an interesting way that Jesus was spending His time after His resurrection. Coming to his friends secretly, they don’t recognize Him. He teaches them, then they asked Him to stay and He’s like, I can’t stay I gotta go. He stays with them and breaks bread and then their eyes are open and they realize, this is the resurrected Christ and poof, Jesus disappears. And then He reappears. It’s almost as if there’s a lesson there, that He is teaching one of the final lessons that He may be teaching to his disciples, and that is, He is there, whether they can see Him or not. And so, as we bring to a close, the third of the four Gospels and prepare to enter the final gospel tomorrow, may our hearts be overwhelmed with joy, He is with us whether we can see Him or not. He is within us, more intimately intertwined with us, then if we could see Him. He is a part of us and we are a part of Him and we are a part of each other and He is the head of the body that we are a part of, and we all belong here and everyone matters.


And so, Jesus, we love You and we thank You for revealing this, showing us that there are other ways to look at things, that we don’t just have to follow the course of the river of humanity, wherever it is leading, that we can actually follow You and You will navigate us where You are going, and that is where we want to be. So, come Holy Spirit and seal what we have read in Matthew, Mark and Luke into our hearts, irreversibly changing us. We pray, in the mighty name of the risen Savior. Amen.


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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello DAB-C family, it’s Anderson here from South Africa. It’s my first time calling in and I’m calling in with a prayer request. I’m looking for a job and I’ve just returned from the Department of Tourism to submit my job application forms. And I’m praying in to ask you to stand in with me, prayer on this. I have been looking for a job for a while now. And I’m asking for God’s favor in this. It would mean a lot for, for my family and I. And thank you family, I appreciate you all. And it’s such a blessing to be a part of this community. Have a good day everyone, thank you. Bye.

Hi, this is Becky, this is the first time I’m calling in and I just wanted to say, quickly, thank you to Brian and his family for everything you do. And I listen to the prayer requests daily and I pray for you all. And sometimes situations stay in my mind for longer but this is the first time I’ve been prompted to call in. This message is for Aaron who phoned in his, well it was aired, his prayer request on the 8th of April. You said on the 24th of December you’d been diagnosed with Leukemia. And then later you’d found fungi lesions on the brain and that you had to stop chemo. And I just wanted to say to you not for me personally but I’m sure many people, what a huge and incredible witness you are, what a man of faith. In the light of this situation and everything that’s happening to you, you’re not angry or bitter. You say, you know God has a plan for you. And you’re talking about your own life but you say, if it’s God’s will and you accept that no matter what that means. That’s huge, huge faith and an example and I think that we should all follow God’s will for our life. And I’m personally am praying for healing for you, as long as that’s in God’s will. And I feel the need to say it’s gonna be okay. I don’t know what that means but Aaron, it’s all gonna be okay.

Hey DAB family, this is Tammy from the Adirondacks. I’m calling in and asking my DAB family, brother and sisters to, can you please just pray for me. I spend so much time over thinking this journey that I’m on with the Lord. And I just, overthink, am I spending enough time in His word, am I pleasing to Him. I’m my husbands care giver and praise God, I’m a year and two months today actually, it’s the 25th in remission from my ovarian cancer. And God has answered so many of my prayers and I know He’s with me and I know He’s for me. But sometimes I just can’t get it to sink in. I don’t know if any of this is making any sense to anybody. And sometimes, I love my husband but being a care giver is hard. So, I over think and I feel guilty about that and I just want my brain to rest and I just want to rest in the peace that the Lord has given to me or trying to give to me. And know that I am His child and He loves me and He is for me. And even if I make a mistake, I can still come to Him and stop comparing my life to others because my life not like other peoples. And I know all this, it’s just the days of over thinking. I love you all and I pray for you all and I just thank you for your prayers. Love you, God Bless.

Hi family, my beautiful family. This is Jesus’s Worshiper from Del Rae Beach. And I wanted to pray for Josh. For Josh, he’s the young man and his mom, her heart is broken that he might go to jail and I would like to call in for him because I was in his place. My grandmother told me about God and she was bringing me to the church and she was the church. But I wanted to    be free from that, I thought that it was a chain that I need to follow some goals and I didn’t really want to do that. But God had mercy on me, even I didn’t deserve it, He showed up and He rescued me in the time of the need. So, I pray and I know that those things are happening to him. So, he will return because this

This is Madison from California. I wanted to pray for the mom who is asking for prayer for her son, Josh. She was asking for God to have great mercy on her son who has been caught up in some things and it sounds like might be, potentially, looking to jail time. I just wanted to pray for you and your son. I have a Josh in my life who also needs great mercy from God. And I’m convinced that it is in God’s will to bring His children home to Him through great mercies, like the one that you’re asking for, for your son. And that one I’m asking for, for my friend. So, Jesus, I just ask that you would have mercy on this young man, who has been caught up in some trouble. I pray that despite any shame or fear, You would speak so directly to his heart. I pray that You would reassure this young man and his mom, that you are with him, regardless of what he’s done. And I pray that You would demonstrate such a great mercy, that it would become a testimony for this young man. That his faith would be so ignited because of the great mercies You have in store. But Lord, above all, I just thank You that You promised to be with us no matter what. You promised to take…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday April 29, 2022 (NIV)

Judges 9:22-10:18

The Downfall of Abimelech

22 Abimelech ruled over Israel three years. 23 (A)And God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem, and the leaders of Shechem (B)dealt treacherously with Abimelech, 24 (C)that the violence done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid on Abimelech their brother, who killed them, and on the men of Shechem, who strengthened his hands to kill his brothers. 25 And the leaders of Shechem put men in ambush against him on the mountaintops, and they robbed all who passed by them along that way. And it was told to Abimelech.

26 And Gaal the son of Ebed moved into Shechem with his relatives, and the leaders of Shechem put confidence in him. 27 And they went out into the field and gathered the grapes from their vineyards and trod them and held a festival; and they went into (D)the house of their god and ate and drank and reviled Abimelech. 28 And Gaal the son of Ebed said, (E)“Who is Abimelech, and who are we of Shechem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerubbaal, and is not Zebul his officer? Serve the men of (F)Hamor the father of Shechem; but why should we serve him? 29 Would that this people were under my hand! Then I would remove Abimelech. I would say[a] to Abimelech, ‘Increase your army, and come out.’”

30 When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled. 31 And he sent messengers to Abimelech secretly,[b] saying, “Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his relatives have come to Shechem, and they are stirring up[c] the city against you. 32 Now therefore, go by night, you and the people who are with you, and set an ambush in the field. 33 Then in the morning, as soon as the sun is up, rise early and rush upon the city. And when he and the people who are with him come out against you, you may do to them (G)as your hand finds to do.”

34 So Abimelech and all the men who were with him rose up by night and set an ambush against Shechem in four companies. 35 And Gaal the son of Ebed went out and stood in the entrance of the gate of the city, and Abimelech and the people who were with him rose from the ambush. 36 And when Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, “Look, people are coming down from (H)the mountaintops!” And Zebul said to him, “You mistake[d] the shadow of the mountains for men.” 37 Gaal spoke again and said, “Look, people are coming down from the center of the land, and one company is coming from the direction of the Diviners' Oak.” 38 Then Zebul said to him, “Where is your mouth now, you who said, (I)‘Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him?’ Are not these the people whom you despised? Go out now and fight with them.” 39 And Gaal went out at the head of the leaders of Shechem and fought with Abimelech. 40 And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him. And many fell wounded, up to the entrance of the gate. 41 And Abimelech lived at Arumah, and Zebul drove out Gaal and his relatives, so that they could not dwell at Shechem.

42 On the following day, the people went out into the field, and Abimelech was told. 43 He took his people and divided them into three companies and set an ambush in the fields. And he looked and saw the people coming out of the city. So he rose against them and killed them. 44 Abimelech and the company that was with him (J)rushed forward and stood at the entrance of the gate of the city, while the two companies rushed upon all who were in the field and killed them. 45 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day. He captured the city and killed the people who were in it, and (K)he razed the city and (L)sowed it with salt.

46 When all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered (M)the stronghold of the house of (N)El-berith. 47 Abimelech was told that all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem were gathered together. 48 And Abimelech went up to Mount (O)Zalmon, he and all the people who were with him. And Abimelech took an axe in his hand and cut down a bundle of brushwood and took it up and laid it on his shoulder. And he said to the men who were with him, “What you have seen me do, hurry and do as I have done.” 49 So every one of the people cut down his bundle and following Abimelech put it against (P)the stronghold, and they set the stronghold on fire over them, so that all the people of the Tower of Shechem also died, about 1,000 men and women.

50 Then Abimelech went to Thebez and encamped against Thebez and captured it. 51 But there was a strong tower within the city, and all the men and women and all the leaders of the city fled to it and shut themselves in, and they went up to the roof of the tower. 52 And Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it and drew near to the door of the tower to burn it with fire. 53 (Q)And a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech's head and crushed his skull. 54 (R)Then he called quickly to the young man his armor-bearer and said to him, “Draw your sword and kill me, lest they say of me, ‘A woman killed him.’” And his young man thrust him through, and he died. 55 And when the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, everyone departed to his home. 56 (S)Thus God returned the evil of Abimelech, which he committed against his father in killing his seventy brothers. 57 And God also made all the evil of the men of Shechem return on their heads, and upon them came (T)the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal.

Tola and Jair

10 After Abimelech there arose to (U)save Israel Tola the son of Puah, son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, and he lived at Shamir in (V)the hill country of Ephraim. And he judged Israel twenty-three years. Then he died and was buried at Shamir.

After him arose Jair the Gileadite, who judged Israel twenty-two years. And he had thirty sons who (W)rode on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty cities, called Havvoth-jair to this day, (X)which are in the land of Gilead. And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.

Further Disobedience and Oppression

(Y)The people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord (Z)and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Syria, (AA)the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites, and the gods of the Philistines. And they (AB)forsook the Lord and did not serve him. So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and (AC)he sold them into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the Ammonites, and they crushed and oppressed the people of Israel that year. For eighteen years they oppressed all the people of Israel who were beyond the Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead. And the Ammonites crossed the Jordan to fight also against Judah and against Benjamin and against the house of Ephraim, so that Israel was severely distressed.

10 And the people of Israel (AD)cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against you, because (AE)we have forsaken our God and have served the Baals.” 11 And the Lord said to the people of Israel, “Did I not save you (AF)from the Egyptians and (AG)from the Amorites, (AH)from the Ammonites and (AI)from the Philistines? 12 The Sidonians also, and (AJ)the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you, and you cried out to me, and I (AK)saved you out of their hand. 13 Yet you have (AL)forsaken me and served other gods; therefore I will save you no more. 14 Go and cry out (AM)to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.” 15 And the people of Israel said to the Lord, “We have sinned; do to us whatever seems good to you. Only please deliver us this day.” 16 So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord, and (AN)he became impatient over the misery of Israel.

17 Then the Ammonites were called to arms, and they encamped in Gilead. And the people of Israel came together, and they encamped at (AO)Mizpah. 18 And the people, the leaders of Gilead, said one to another, “Who is the man who will begin to fight against the Ammonites? (AP)He shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.”


  1. Judges 9:29 Septuagint; Hebrew and he said
  2. Judges 9:31 Or at Tormah
  3. Judges 9:31 Hebrew besieging, or closing up
  4. Judges 9:36 Hebrew You see
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Luke 24:13-53

On the Road to Emmaus

13 That very day (A)two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 (B)But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was (C)a prophet (D)mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and (E)how our chief priests and (F)rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was (G)the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now (H)the third day since these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. (I)They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and (J)when they did not find his body, they came back saying that (K)they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 (L)Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 (M)Was it not necessary that (N)the Christ should suffer these things and enter into (O)his glory?” 27 And (P)beginning with (Q)Moses and (R)all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. (S)He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and (T)the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and (U)blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 (V)And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And (W)he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, (X)“Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he (Y)opened to us the Scriptures?” 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they (Z)found the eleven and (AA)those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and (AB)has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and (AC)how he was known to them in (AD)the breaking of the bread.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 As they were talking about these things, (AE)Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were (AF)startled and (AG)frightened and (AH)thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. (AI)Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, (AJ)he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved (AK)for joy and were marveling, (AL)he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,[b] 43 and he took it and ate before them.

44 Then he said to them, (AM)“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, (AN)that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then (AO)he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus (AP)it is written, (AQ)that the Christ should suffer and on the third day (AR)rise from the dead, 47 and that (AS)repentance for[c] the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed (AT)in his name (AU)to all nations, (AV)beginning from Jerusalem. 48 (AW)You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending (AX)the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you (AY)are clothed with (AZ)power (BA)from on high.”

The Ascension

50 And (BB)he led them out as far as (BC)Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, (BD)he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they (BE)worshiped him and (BF)returned to Jerusalem (BG)with great joy, 53 and (BH)were continually in the temple (BI)blessing God.


  1. Luke 24:13 Greek sixty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
  2. Luke 24:42 Some manuscripts add and some honeycomb
  3. Luke 24:47 Some manuscripts and

Cross references:

  1. Luke 24:13 : Mark 16:12
  2. Luke 24:16 : John 20:14; 21:4; [ver. 31; ch. 9:45; 18:34]
  3. Luke 24:19 : See Matt. 21:11
  4. Luke 24:19 : Acts 2:22; [Acts 7:22]
  5. Luke 24:20 : Acts 2:23; 5:30; 13:27, 28; 1 Thess. 2:15
  6. Luke 24:20 : ch. 23:13, 35; John 3:1; 7:26, 48; 12:42; Acts 3:17; 4:5, 8; 13:27; [1 Cor. 2:8]
  7. Luke 24:21 : See ch. 1:68; 1 Pet. 1:18
  8. Luke 24:21 : ver. 7
  9. Luke 24:22 : ver. 1
  10. Luke 24:23 : ver. 3
  11. Luke 24:23 : ver. 4, 5, 9
  12. Luke 24:24 : ver. 12; John 20:3
  13. Luke 24:26 : ver. 7, 44, 46; Heb. 2:10; 12:2; 1 Pet. 1:11; See Acts 3:18
  14. Luke 24:26 : See Matt. 1:17
  15. Luke 24:26 : See ch. 9:26
  16. Luke 24:27 : Acts 8:35
  17. Luke 24:27 : Gen. 3:15; 12:3; 22:18; Num. 21:9; 24:17; [John 1:45; 5:46]
  18. Luke 24:27 : 2 Sam. 7:12-16; Isa. 7:14; 9:6; 50:6; 52:13–53:12; 61:1; Jer. 23:5, 6; Dan. 7:13, 14; 9:24-27; Mic. 5:2; Zech. 6:12; 9:9; 12:10; 13:7; [Acts 13:27]
  19. Luke 24:28 : [Mark 6:48]
  20. Luke 24:29 : ch. 9:12 (Gk.)
  21. Luke 24:30 : See Matt. 14:19
  22. Luke 24:31 : [ver. 16]
  23. Luke 24:31 : [ch. 4:30]
  24. Luke 24:32 : Ps. 39:3
  25. Luke 24:32 : ver. 45
  26. Luke 24:33 : Mark 16:13; Acts 17:3
  27. Luke 24:33 : [Acts 1:14]
  28. Luke 24:34 : 1 Cor. 15:5
  29. Luke 24:35 : ver. 30, 31
  30. Luke 24:35 : See Acts 2:42
  31. Luke 24:36 : Mark 16:14; John 20:19
  32. Luke 24:37 : ch. 21:9
  33. Luke 24:37 : ver. 5
  34. Luke 24:37 : [Matt. 14:26; Mark 6:49]
  35. Luke 24:39 : 1 John 1:1; [John 20:27]
  36. Luke 24:40 : John 20:20
  37. Luke 24:41 : Acts 12:14; [Gen. 45:26]
  38. Luke 24:41 : John 21:5
  39. Luke 24:44 : See ver. 6
  40. Luke 24:44 : See ver. 27
  41. Luke 24:45 : ver. 32; [Job 33:16; Ps. 119:18; Acts 16:14; 1 John 5:20]
  42. Luke 24:46 : See Matt. 26:24
  43. Luke 24:46 : See ver. 7, 26
  44. Luke 24:46 : John 20:9
  45. Luke 24:47 : Acts 5:31; See Acts 2:38
  46. Luke 24:47 : See Acts 4:12
  47. Luke 24:47 : ch. 2:32; Gen. 12:3; Ps. 22:27; Isa. 2:2; 49:6; Hos. 2:23; Mal. 1:11; Matt. 28:19
  48. Luke 24:47 : Acts 10:37; Gal. 3:8
  49. Luke 24:48 : Acts 1:8, 22; 2:32; 3:15; 5:32; 10:39, 41; 13:31; 1 Pet. 5:1; [John 15:27; 1 Cor. 15:15]
  50. Luke 24:49 : John 14:26; Acts 1:4; [Acts 2:33; Eph. 1:13]; See Acts 2:16, 17
  51. Luke 24:49 : Job 29:14; Ps. 132:9
  52. Luke 24:49 : Acts 1:8
  53. Luke 24:49 : ch. 1:78; Isa. 32:15
  54. Luke 24:50 : Acts 1:12
  55. Luke 24:50 : Matt. 21:17; John 11:18
  56. Luke 24:51 : See Mark 16:19
  57. Luke 24:52 : Matt. 28:9
  58. Luke 24:52 : [See ver. 50 above]; Acts 1:12
  59. Luke 24:52 : See John 16:22
  60. Luke 24:53 : Acts 2:46; 3:1; 5:21, 42
  61. Luke 24:53 : ch. 1:64; 2:28
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Psalm 100

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

A Psalm for (A)giving thanks.

100 (B)Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
(C)Serve the Lord with gladness!
(D)Come into his presence with singing!

Know that (E)the Lord, he is God!
It is he who (F)made us, and (G)we are his;[a]
we are his (H)people, and (I)the sheep of his pasture.

(J)Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his (K)courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; (L)bless his name!

(M)For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his (N)faithfulness to all generations.


  1. Psalm 100:3 Or and not we ourselves
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Proverbs 14:11-12

11 (A)The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 (B)There is a way that seems right to a man,
but (C)its end is the way to death.[a]


  1. Proverbs 14:12 Hebrew ways of death
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04/28/2022 DAB Transcript

Judges 8:18-9:21, Luke 23:44-24:12, Ps 99:1-9, Pr 14:9-10

Today is the 28th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we continue our journey forward cause that’s the only way this journey goes, forward, the next step forward together. And that next step forward will lead us back to the book of Judges, where we have been reading the story about the judge, Gideon, who has in fact been able to deliver God’s people under God’s direction with 300 men, 300 men against an entire enemy army. And they have been victorious. They surrounded the enemy army in three different groups of a 100 people and started blowing their trumpets and smashing things and yelling and the armies got up and fought one another and then some of the other tribes of Israel got involved. And, so, there’s a great route happening of Israel’s enemies. And, so, let’s pick up the story. Judges 8, 18 through 9:21.


Okay. So, in the book of Judges we…we get a pretty clear view of what the times were like during the seasons of the judges over the centuries of the judges just by watching what happens after Gideon’s life. So, we followed through the great rescue of Israel and the offer of Gideon becoming the ruler and that his…that a dynasty be set up and he declines and says no, the Lord our God is…is our Lord. And, so, everyone on honors Gideon during his life, and there is peace in the land for 40 years. But as soon as Gideon dies…well…there are 70 contenders then for his spot, even though he had declined any kind of position of royalty. So, we see one of his sons, Abimelech, conspire against the other, his brothers, the other rest of the family and kill them all except for one who escapes and then attempts to set the record straight from Mount Gerizim calling down to the people that basically if they love Abimelech and this is what they intended to do by dishonoring Gideon and destroying his family’s name, if that’s what they intended to do, then, may they all be happy but they have done wrong, and if they can realize that, then he’s hoping that his brother Abimelech and the Shechemites will end up destroying each other. And this isn’t the last we’ll see of tribal warfare in the time of the judges.

Then in the gospel of Luke we are definitely pushing toward the conclusion of the third of the Gospels. We have the story of Jesus breathing his last and dying on that cross and being taken down from that cross a corpse and laid in a tomb. And then the Sabbath day came and a day of rest and then the women went to anoint Jesus body and it was gone. And Peter goes to check it out in the body is gone. We know how this story goes, but as we leave the reading today we are at a moment where there is confusion, but there is this ember of hope that is sparking into a small flame. His body isn’t in the tomb. And that is a point of rejoicing up until this very day.


Jesus, we rejoice in that, that evil would not conquer You, that death would be swallowed up in victory, that You, the Lord of Heaven’s armies would indeed be victorious on behalf of mankind and that we have been invited to be a part of Your story. And, so, we rejoice in this most important of all stories, that Your body wasn’t there, that You had risen from the dead, and You are Lord of all. And we thank You and humble ourselves before You in worship and praise. And we pray this in Your mighty name. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello Daily Audio Bible it’s Sebastian. I wish to pray today for the gentleman who called in the 22nd day of April. You did not leave a name, but you asked for prayer for your marriage I believe for that you would find peace and that you and Veronica would be blessed. That’s what I pray about. I pray that you Father bless this family, this marriage. I pray for peace, I pray for joy, I pray for hope, I pray that You’d give Your son to trust You, to seek You, to believe that You can help him. Fill him with peace. Help him believe that You can fill him with peace and restore his marriage. I pray in the…I pray in the name of Jesus, in the mighty precious name of Jesus, Father that You bless this whole situation, that You bless Veronica and Your son. Thank You, Father for blessing the situation. Amen. God bless every one of you Daily Audio Bible. Bye.

Good afternoon and happy April fam this is James calling in here from the state of Maryland. It’s been a minute since I’ve called in here but just had a…want to comment and a congrats. A comment was I woke up this morning and thought I just had to read one…one missing Khan podcast from Monday. It’s Monday. It turns out I just didn’t miss yesterday I missed Saturday. And every time that I get to hear Brian, he says the same thing almost every day at the end of every podcast. He says, that’s it for today I love you and it’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow. So, sorry Brian, I missed you here a couple days in a row but looking forward to keeping pace with you this week. And I just heard our gentleman from Pennsylvania as we call it Pennsyltucky who just became finally and Army National Guard chaplain. And I’ve been listening to your prayers and been in your corner and love to buy you a beer, cerebrate with you. I’m happy to hear about that. So, really congratulations brother. __ to see what you do. So don’t see be a stranger. God bless you. And, so, the rest of you all, God bless you all as well and just stay in God’s word and stay reading and stay hungry and take every fearful thought captive in the name of Christ. Until next time. Amen.

Hey everyone, this is my first time calling in at all. My name is Owen, and the funny thing is when I tried to call this in I wasn’t intending to do this today but I pressed on the little red button and then there’s an error so I close the app, but anyway yesterday was my 18th birthday and I’m technically an adult now. I’m in my last couple weeks of high school. And I just don’t feel the best about becoming an adult. Don't…I just kind of have this big pit in my stomach. I don’t really feel like prepared or able to be an adult. So, I’m just hoping that God will have my back and everything…my parents and I’ll be OK. But it’s just little bit of an overwhelming time right now. So, if I could just have some prayers on direction and know what to do that’d be nice.

Good morning, everybody it’s Susan from Canada Gods Yellow Flower calling and I wanna thank you all for your prayers because they it is helping. Oh my. And today is April 26th and Brian read the proverb about the oxen and how he can make a mess and we have to clean up the mess. And it was kind of just for me because over the last…well…long time my sisters and I, we feel like we are shoveling all this crap and poop and the pile just keeps getting higher and higher. So, I really related to that analogy there. But my response is always to shovel faster and harder. But today God revealed to me that maybe I should just lay on top of that pile of crap and plant across and just rest and let God work it out. We…it says like when we put on the armor of God that we are to put on this armor and stand firm. We don’t have to fight. God does the fighting for us. We just have to stand firm. So, God bless you all. Thank you again for your prayers.

Hi DAB family this is Babs in Mississippi. I want to thank the lady that just called in on the 23rd of April in the community prayers to tell the people that were hesitant to call in to call in. I have been thinking about calling in for years and just nervous and afraid but today I wanted to ask for prayer for my grandson Haven who is pretty severe autistic. I’ve been praying for him, like I said, for years. He’s 16 years old and he needs prayer so badly. So, please if you’d lift him up and just…just ask the Lord to heal him. And I thank you for being there DAB family for all the people in the world that need encouragement and hope and just need to be lifted up. Thank you and bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday April 28, 2022 (NIV)

Judges 8:18-9:21

18 Then he said to Zebah and Zalmunna, “Where are the men whom you killed at (A)Tabor?” They answered, “As you are, so were they. Every one of them resembled the son of a king.” 19 And he said, “They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. (B)As the Lord lives, if you had saved them alive, I would not kill you.” 20 So he said to Jether his firstborn, “Rise and kill them!” But the young man did not draw his sword, for he was afraid, because he was still a young man. 21 Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Rise yourself and fall upon us, for as the man is, so is his strength.” And Gideon arose and (C)killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and he took (D)the crescent ornaments that were on the necks of their camels.

Gideon's Ephod

22 Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.” 23 Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; (E)the Lord will rule over you.” 24 And Gideon said to them, “Let me make a request of you: every one of you give me the earrings from his spoil.” (For they had golden earrings, (F)because they were Ishmaelites.) 25 And they answered, “We will willingly give them.” And they spread a cloak, and every man threw in it the earrings of his spoil. 26 And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels[a] of gold, besides (G)the crescent ornaments and (H)the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian, and besides the collars that were around the necks of their camels. 27 And Gideon (I)made an ephod of it and put it in his city, (J)in Ophrah. And all Israel (K)whored after it there, and it became a (L)snare to Gideon and to his family. 28 So Midian was subdued before the people of Israel, and they raised their heads no more. (M)And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.

The Death of Gideon

29 (N)Jerubbaal the son of Joash went and lived in his own house. 30 Now Gideon had (O)seventy sons, his own offspring,[b] for he had many wives. 31 And his concubine (P)who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he called his name Abimelech. 32 And Gideon the son of Joash died (Q)in a good old age and was buried in the tomb of Joash his father, (R)at Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

33 (S)As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and (T)whored after the Baals and made (U)Baal-berith their god. 34 And the people of Israel (V)did not remember the Lord their God, who had delivered them from the hand of all their enemies on every side, 35 (W)and they did not show steadfast love to the family of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in return for all the good that he had done to Israel.

Abimelech's Conspiracy

Now Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to (X)his mother's relatives and said to them and to the whole clan of his mother's family, “Say in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that all (Y)seventy of the sons of Jerubbaal rule over you, or that one rule over you?’ Remember also that (Z)I am (AA)your bone and your flesh.”

And his mother's relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, (AB)“He is our brother.” And they gave him seventy pieces of silver out of the house of (AC)Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired (AD)worthless and reckless fellows, who followed him. And he went to his father's house at (AE)Ophrah (AF)and killed his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left, for he hid himself. And all the leaders of Shechem came together, and all (AG)Beth-millo, and they went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar at Shechem.

When it was told to Jotham, he went and stood on top of (AH)Mount Gerizim and cried aloud and said to them, “Listen to me, you leaders of Shechem, that God may listen to you. (AI)The trees once went out to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, (AJ)‘Reign over us.’ But the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my abundance, by which gods and men are honored, and go hold sway over the trees?’ 10 And the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come and reign over us.’ 11 But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit and go hold sway over the trees?’ 12 And the trees said to the vine, ‘You come and reign over us.’ 13 But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my wine that (AK)cheers God and men and go hold sway over the trees?’ 14 Then all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come and reign over us.’ 15 And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you, then come and (AL)take refuge in my shade, but if not, (AM)let fire come out of the bramble and devour (AN)the cedars of Lebanon.’

16 “Now therefore, if you acted in good faith and integrity when you made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with (AO)Jerubbaal and his house and have done to him (AP)as his deeds deserved— 17 for my father fought for you and risked his life and delivered you from the hand of Midian, 18 and you have risen up against my father's house this day (AQ)and have killed his sons, seventy men on one stone, and have made (AR)Abimelech, the son of his female servant, king over the leaders of Shechem, (AS)because he is your relative— 19 if you then have acted in good faith and integrity with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then (AT)rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you. 20 But if not, (AU)let fire come out from Abimelech and devour the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the leaders of Shechem and from Beth-millo and devour Abimelech.” 21 And Jotham ran away and fled and went to (AV)Beer and lived there, because of Abimelech his brother.


  1. Judges 8:26 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
  2. Judges 8:30 Hebrew who came from his own loins

Cross references:

  1. Judges 8:18 : [ch. 4:6]
  2. Judges 8:19 : See Ruth 3:13
  3. Judges 8:21 : Ps. 83:11
  4. Judges 8:21 : ver. 26; Isa. 3:18
  5. Judges 8:23 : [1 Sam. 8:7; 10:19; 12:12, 17, 19]
  6. Judges 8:24 : [Gen. 37:25, 28, 36; 39:1]
  7. Judges 8:26 : ver. 21
  8. Judges 8:26 : Isa. 3:19
  9. Judges 8:27 : ch. 17:5; 18:14, 17; See Ex. 28:6-35
  10. Judges 8:27 : ch. 6:24
  11. Judges 8:27 : ver. 33; ch. 2:17; Ex. 34:15; Ps. 106:39
  12. Judges 8:27 : Ex. 23:33; Deut. 7:16
  13. Judges 8:28 : [ch. 3:11; 5:31]
  14. Judges 8:29 : ch. 6:32; 7:1
  15. Judges 8:30 : ch. 9:2, 5
  16. Judges 8:31 : ch. 9:1, 2
  17. Judges 8:32 : Gen. 15:15; 25:8; Job 5:26
  18. Judges 8:32 : ch. 6:24
  19. Judges 8:33 : [ch. 2:19]
  20. Judges 8:33 : See ver. 27
  21. Judges 8:33 : ch. 9:4, 46
  22. Judges 8:34 : Ps. 78:11, 42; 106:13, 21
  23. Judges 8:35 : See ch. 9:16-18
  24. Judges 9:1 : ch. 8:31
  25. Judges 9:2 : ch. 8:30
  26. Judges 9:2 : [See ver. 1 above]; ch. 8:31
  27. Judges 9:2 : Gen. 29:14
  28. Judges 9:3 : ver. 18
  29. Judges 9:4 : ch. 8:33; [ver. 46]
  30. Judges 9:4 : ch. 11:3; 2 Chr. 13:7; [Prov. 12:11; Acts 17:5]
  31. Judges 9:5 : ch. 6:24
  32. Judges 9:5 : [2 Kgs. 11:1, 2]
  33. Judges 9:6 : ver. 20; [2 Sam. 5:9]
  34. Judges 9:7 : Deut. 11:29; 27:12; Josh. 8:33; [John 4:20]
  35. Judges 9:8 : [2 Kgs. 14:9]
  36. Judges 9:8 : ch. 8:22, 23
  37. Judges 9:13 : Ps. 104:15
  38. Judges 9:15 : Dan. 4:12; Hos. 14:7; [Isa. 30:2]
  39. Judges 9:15 : ver. 20; [Num. 21:28; Ezek. 19:14]
  40. Judges 9:15 : 1 Kgs. 4:33; 2 Kgs. 14:9; 19:23; Ps. 104:16; Isa. 2:13; 37:24
  41. Judges 9:16 : See ch. 6:32
  42. Judges 9:16 : Prov. 12:14; Isa. 3:11; [ch. 8:35]
  43. Judges 9:18 : ver. 5, 6
  44. Judges 9:18 : ch. 8:31
  45. Judges 9:18 : ver. 3
  46. Judges 9:19 : [Isa. 8:6]
  47. Judges 9:20 : ver. 15; [ver. 56, 57]
  48. Judges 9:21 : Num. 21:16
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Luke 23:44-24:12

The Death of Jesus

44 (A)It was now about the sixth hour,[a] and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,[b] 45 while the sun's light failed. And (B)the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, (C)calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, (D)into your hands I (E)commit my spirit!” And having said this (F)he breathed his last. 47 Now (G)when the centurion saw what had taken place, (H)he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home (I)beating their breasts. 49 And all (J)his acquaintances and (K)the women who had followed him from Galilee (L)stood at a distance watching these things.

Jesus Is Buried

50 (M)Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action; and he (N)was looking for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and (O)laid him in a tomb cut in stone, (P)where no one had ever yet been laid. 54 It was the day of (Q)Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.[c] 55 (R)The women (S)who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. 56 Then they returned and (T)prepared spices and ointments.

On the Sabbath they rested (U)according to the commandment.

The Resurrection

24 (V)But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, (W)taking the spices they had prepared. And they found (X)the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, (Y)two (Z)men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were (AA)frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, (AB)while he was still in Galilee, (AC)that the Son of Man (AD)must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and (AE)be crucified and on (AF)the third day rise.” And (AG)they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they (AH)told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was (AI)Mary Magdalene and (AJ)Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and (AK)they did not believe them. 12 But (AL)Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw (AM)the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.


  1. Luke 23:44 That is, noon
  2. Luke 23:44 That is, 3 p.m.
  3. Luke 23:54 Greek was dawning
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Psalm 99

The Lord Our God Is Holy

99 (A)The Lord reigns; (B)let the peoples tremble!
He (C)sits enthroned upon the cherubim; (D)let the earth quake!
The Lord is (E)great in Zion;
he is (F)exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your (G)great and awesome name!
(H)Holy is he!
(I)The King in his might (J)loves justice.[a]
You have established equity;
you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
(K)Exalt the Lord our God;
(L)worship at his (M)footstool!
(N)Holy is he!

(O)Moses and Aaron were among his (P)priests,
Samuel also was among those who (Q)called upon his name.
They (R)called to the Lord, and he answered them.
In (S)the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
they (T)kept his testimonies
and the statute that he gave them.

O Lord our God, you answered them;
you were (U)a forgiving God to them,
but (V)an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Exalt the Lord our God,
and worship at his (W)holy mountain;
for the Lord our God is holy!


  1. Psalm 99:4 Or The might of the King loves justice
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Proverbs 14:9-10

(A)Fools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy acceptance.[a]
10 The heart knows its own (B)bitterness,
and no stranger shares its joy.


  1. Proverbs 14:9 Hebrew but among the upright is acceptance
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4/27/2022 DAB Transcript

Judges 7:1-8:17, Luke 23:13-43, Psalm 97:1-98:9, Proverbs 14:7-8

Today is the 27th day of April, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it is awesome to be here with you. It’s wonderful to come in around the Global Campfire, find a place and ahhh, let it go and look to the Scriptures to inform the choices that we need to make, the decisions that are out in front of us and help us reflect and interpret what we’ve already gone through in our past. So, let’s dive in. We’re working our way through the Book of Judges and we’re meeting the different judges of Israel, but we met one yesterday named Gideon. And it will be Gideon’s story that we continue forward with today. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week, Judges chapter 7 verse 1 through 8 verse 17.


Okay so, reflecting back on what we read today in the Book of Judges, we’re certainly understanding the story of the Judge Gideon, much better and we see the counterintuitive ways in which the Lord is showing Himself, Powerful and the Redeemer of Israel. They have a pretty big army that has assembled to fight, but the Lord says it’s too many. Like, basically we have to whittle this down to the point that you all realize that you could not have created this victory in your own strength. It’s kind of the lesson of the wilderness, we are utterly dependent on God, utterly for everything. And so, this large army of tens of thousands, 30,000+ people, they…they are whittled down to 300 people and that would have had to been unnerving for Gideon but the Lord had shown him a sign, two signs in fact, with fleece and then he went down and heard a dream in the camp, which certainly gave him courage about what the enemy was thinking, they were disrupted and afraid. And so, all it took was these 300 men, stationed in different areas that made it look like the Army, the enemy army, was surrounded and all they had to do was make a lot of noise, which is what they did. And so, it looked like an army was coming in from all sides. And of course, the enemy army freaked out and started fighting each other and that is how that battle was won. We aren’t done with the story of Gideon yet; we’ll continue it tomorrow. But once again we see God redeeming His people, who are covenant and oath breakers and have done exactly what He said not to do. I mean if you remember when we were reading Deuteronomy, and even the end of Joshua, the leaders of Israel, they knew how stiff-necked and stubborn the people were and they told them what was going to happen in which way to go and told them to choose who they’re gonna serve; of course, they chose the Lord in that moment, but as we see, time went on and they started serving the gods of the nearby region, exactly what they were warned against. And so, to take away any kind of misunderstanding about who the deliverer was, when God came for His people again, it was against all odds and victory was given.

Then in the Book of Luke, we just need to note that once again, we are at the scene where Jesus has been nailed to across in agony, dying unjustly, pouring out his love for our rescue. And we can see all the different ways that God comes for His people in the Old Testament, through the prophets, through the judges, even through Gideon as a Redeemer will not stop coming for the people that He loves. And we see that on the cross, that never changed. He never stopped coming. He never stopped trying to redeem His people, until He came in person to do it once and for all. And so, may we spend some of our day reflecting upon that. There’s only one more time that we’ll pass by this story this year. There’s only one more gospel to read this year and it is a central piece, it is a central piece of the Bible, the story of the passion of Jesus, but it is the central piece of our faith and so it’s not something to blow-by, even though we’ve heard it a thousand times. There will never be enough times to look at this situation and realize the injustice of it and the profound humble love of God for us.


And so, Jesus, we love You and once again we thank You, and once again we confess that words are not enough. Once again, we confess that nothing is enough, there is nothing that we can do. But we love You and our hearts are given to You and we want our lives to look like Your life and there’s nothing that we can do to make that happen, other than surrender who we are and allow You to live within. And then it is You that lives within, Christ, who lives within, no longer we. And so, as we surrender to that posture, we invite Your Holy Spirit to lead us deeper and deeper and deeper, day-by-day, step-by-step. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey, Daily Audio Bible, this is Susan again, from Mississippi. I had called about a month ago about my children and granddaughter, that we have taken custody of, we’ve actually adopted her. And I was calling about the family not supporting. Well, we have her birthday party, her actual two-year-old birthday was yesterday, April 22nd. Today, is the 23rd and so, we’re having a birthday party on the 30th, we’re actually having it at a goat farm, believe it or not, where you can play with little goats. And so, I’m praying that the family will show up, they’ve all been invited. And my daughter-in-law and son, they have been drug-free now for six weeks, which is a praise. And I continue to ask for prayers for them that they stay that way. They were so excited yesterday, that they got to spend the day with their daughter because they remembered last year on her first birthday, they were nowhere to be seen because they had better things to do, such as drugs. So, continue the prayers for that. Also, I want to pray for Susan in Canada, who had lost her husband seven years ago. It broke my heart listening to her and all her struggling. And Susan, all I got to say is I’ve not been in your shoes and you know, I still have my husband but just, I am praying for you to make it through the stress, that God is with you, no matter what. And remember He doesn’t give you anything that you can’t handle.

Hello, Daily Audio Bible, this is Jesus Freak NE and I just want to say thank You Lord for blessing me so much this year. It’s been an incredible, I have met so many Christians and new people that are interested about You and Your word and I am so grateful to Brian, for this ministry. I pray that God does His will in every single one of your lives. Please, let him do his will okay. And I’m saying this to myself too. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. God, do what You gotta do and give us the strength and the wisdom to be open to it. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Hello my DAB family, this is Jamie in New Jersey, Standing on the Word of God. Please pray with me. Dear Father in Heaven, we come to You in prayer, as we look at the world around us and see so many that are struggling, in trials and in desperate seasons of their lives. Father, we know that You love them all. We pray that You will comfort all in their suffering. Lord Jesus, You came into the world as one of us and suffered as we do. As we go through the trials of life, help us realize that You are with us at all times and in all things. Give us all such confidence in the power of Your grace, that even when we are afraid that we can put our whole trust in You. God of all comfort, are very present help in trouble, be near us. When the evil darkens our world, give us light. Be near us in our times a weakness, struggle and doubt. Sustains by Your grace, that our strength and courage may not fail. When nothing seems sure, give us trust, keep us in that perfect peace, which You have promised to those whose minds are fixed on You. Give us the fresh vision of Your love. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. Thank you for praying with me, my brothers and sisters. May God richly bless you and answer all your prayers. I love you all. I thank you all for praying along with me. Have a good night.

Sabbath Day, Father, is here once again
And I’m overflowing with praise, from deep down within
My favorite bird is singing real strong
In his usual spot where he sings all day long
Praises, my father, we both sing today
And I can’t speak for him, but I can speak for me
Thank you, my Father, for all that You do
For sunshine and flowers and skies, not quite blue
Because today they’re grey and it looks like it’s gonna rain
But I still praise You, my Father, for the absence of pain
Feels full of grain, hardship and strength
And that deep rooted peace You give us, after the rain
Deep in my brain, that cleanses my heart to see the truth really plain
A world so mundane, You’ve freed me from so many things that are clearly insane
Yet still lives in my brain and I look back over my life now and see the years lost in vain
Your forgiveness, Your patience, Your mercy and grace
Are all clearly here, Father, right in front of my face
And I’m thanking You this Sabbath Day, Father, for thinking of me
You gave up Your son at Golgotha for me
Let me always remember the blood that He shed
And let my praise produce works and not just words from my head
blindtony1016@gmail.com I’d like to give a shout out to little Ezekiel. Wow, little Ezekiel, you are really reading very well. And your insight into the principles of the Scriptures, the meaning and what, what we can take away from, is really great. Brian and Jill, you did a magnificent job raising up Ezekiel and I want to thank you for this wonderful podcast for God’s Holy Spirit to flow. Keep it flowing ya’ll.

Hey DAB, it’s Emmy from Illinois, just calling in with a praise. My husband decided, out of the blue a couple weeks ago that he wanted to go to church on Easter. And originally it was gonna be to a random church in town and then the day before the weekend, he decided he wanted to go to our old church that he said, he would never go back to. Mostly out of, in my opinion, pride, because he’s been gone for over two years. So, we ended up going last week which was super exciting and so many of our friends and the pastors were so happy to see him and just loving and encouraging. And then I was going to be, they encouraged him to come back this week. I was gonna be out of town so I didn’t think he would end up going and he ended up going to church by himself last week, er, yesterday and the pastor caught him and ended up talking to him for over an hour, after church. So, super encouraged to know that he’s, something is going on in his heart that he’s wanting to go back to church. And I’m gonna take it as a, as a good step in the right direction. However long it takes, just I guess, prayers that I would continue to be patient and kind and faithful in this transition phase of moving from antagonism to working on his relationship with God and us. So, thank you so much for your prayers.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday April 27, 2022 (NIV)

Judges 7:1-8:17

Gideon's Three Hundred Men

Then (A)Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside (B)the spring of Harod. And the camp of Midian was north of them, (C)by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.

The Lord said to Gideon, “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, (D)lest Israel boast over me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, (E)‘Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him return home and hurry away from Mount Gilead.’” Then 22,000 of the people returned, and 10,000 remained.

And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people are still too many. Take them down to the water, and I will test them for you there, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ shall go with you, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ shall not go.” So he brought the people down to the water. And the Lord said to Gideon, “Every one who laps the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set by himself. Likewise, every one who kneels down to drink.” And the number of those who lapped, putting their hands to their mouths, was 300 men, but all the rest of the people knelt down to drink water. And the Lord said to Gideon, (F)“With the 300 men who lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hand, and let all the others go every man to his home.” So the people took provisions in their hands, and their trumpets. And he sent all the rest of Israel every man to his tent, but retained the 300 men. And the camp of Midian was below him (G)in the valley.

That same (H)night the Lord said to him, “Arise, go down against the camp, (I)for I have given it into your hand. 10 But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant. 11 (J)And you shall hear what they say, and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camp.” (K)Then he went down with Purah his servant to the outposts of the armed men who were in the camp. 12 And the Midianites and the Amalekites and (L)all the people of the East lay along the valley like locusts in abundance, and their camels were without number, (M)as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance. 13 When Gideon came, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade. And he said, “Behold, I dreamed a dream, and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian and came to the tent and struck it so that it fell and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat.” 14 And his comrade answered, “This is no other than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given into his hand Midian and all the camp.”

15 As soon as Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped. And he returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the Lord has given the host of Midian into your hand.” 16 And he divided the 300 men into three companies and put trumpets into the hands of all of them and empty jars, with (N)torches inside the jars. 17 And he said to them, “Look at me, and do likewise. When I come to the outskirts of the camp, do as I do. 18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then blow the trumpets also on every side of all the camp and shout, (O)‘For the Lord and for Gideon.’”

Gideon Defeats Midian

19 So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just set the watch. And they blew the trumpets and smashed the jars that were in their hands. 20 Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the jars. They held in their left hands the torches, and in their right hands the trumpets to blow. (P)And they cried out, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” 21 Every man stood in his place around the camp, (Q)and all the army ran. They cried out and fled. 22 (R)When they blew the 300 trumpets, (S)the Lord set (T)every man's sword against his comrade and against all the army. And the army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah,[a] as far as the border of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath. 23 And the men of Israel were called out from Naphtali and from Asher and from all Manasseh, and they pursued after Midian.

24 (U)Gideon sent messengers throughout (V)all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against the Midianites and capture the waters against them, as far as (W)Beth-barah, and also the Jordan.” So all the men of Ephraim were called out, and they captured the waters as far as Beth-barah, and also the Jordan. 25 And they captured (X)the two princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb. They killed Oreb (Y)at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb they killed at the winepress of Zeeb. Then they pursued Midian, and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon (Z)across the Jordan.

Gideon Defeats Zebah and Zalmunna

(AA)Then the men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this that you have done to us, not to call us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they accused him fiercely. And he said to them, “What have I done now in comparison with you? Is not (AB)the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the grape harvest of Abiezer? (AC)God has given into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb. What have I been able to do in comparison with you?” (AD)Then their anger[b] against him subsided when he said this.

And Gideon came to the Jordan and crossed over, he and (AE)the 300 men who were with him, exhausted yet pursuing. So he said to the men of (AF)Succoth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me, for they are exhausted, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.” And the officials of Succoth said, (AG)“Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hand, (AH)that we should give bread to your army?” So Gideon said, “Well then, when the Lord has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, (AI)I will flail your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers.” And from there he went up to (AJ)Penuel, and spoke to them in the same way, and the men of Penuel answered him as the men of Succoth had answered. And he said to the men of Penuel, (AK)“When I come again in peace, (AL)I will break down this tower.”

10 Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with their army, about 15,000 men, all who were left of all the army of (AM)the people of the East, for there had fallen 120,000 men (AN)who drew the sword. 11 And Gideon went up by the way of the tent dwellers east of (AO)Nobah and Jogbehah and attacked the army, for the army felt (AP)secure. 12 And Zebah and Zalmunna fled, and he pursued them (AQ)and captured the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and he threw all the army into a panic.

13 Then Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle by the ascent of Heres. 14 And he captured a young man of Succoth and questioned him. And he wrote down for him the officials and elders of Succoth, seventy-seven men. 15 And he came to the men of Succoth and said, “Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me, saying, (AR)‘Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are exhausted?’” 16 And he took the elders of the city, and he took thorns of the wilderness and briers and with them taught the men of Succoth a lesson. 17 (AS)And he broke down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.


  1. Judges 7:22 Some Hebrew manuscripts Zeredah
  2. Judges 8:3 Hebrew their spirit
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Luke 23:13-43

13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and (A)the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this man (B)as one who was misleading the people. And (C)after examining him before you, behold, I (D)did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him. 15 Neither did Herod, for (E)he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. 16 (F)I will therefore punish and release him.”[a]

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

18 (G)But they all cried out together, (H)“Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and (I)for murder. 20 Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, 21 but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” 22 A third time he said to them, “Why? (J)What evil has he done? (K)I have found in him no guilt deserving death. (L)I will therefore punish and release him.” 23 But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 24 So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison (M)for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, (N)but he delivered Jesus over to their will.

The Crucifixion

26 (O)And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were (P)mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, (Q)the days are coming when they will say, (R)‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 (S)Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For (T)if they do these things when (U)the wood is green, what will happen (V)when it is dry?”

32 (W)Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 (X)And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, (Y)one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, (Z)forgive them, (AA)for they know not what they do.”[b] And they cast lots (AB)to divide his garments. 35 And (AC)the people stood by, watching, (AD)but (AE)the rulers (AF)scoffed at him, saying, (AG)“He saved others; (AH)let him save himself, (AI)if he is (AJ)the Christ of God, (AK)his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and (AL)offering him sour wine 37 and saying, (AM)“If you are (AN)the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 (AO)There was also an inscription over him,[c] “This is (AP)the King of the Jews.”

39 (AQ)One of the criminals who were hanged (AR)railed at him,[d] saying, “Are you not (AS)the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me (AT)when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in (AU)paradise.”


  1. Luke 23:16 Here, or after verse 19, some manuscripts add verse 17: Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival
  2. Luke 23:34 Some manuscripts omit the sentence And Jesus… what they do
  3. Luke 23:38 Some manuscripts add in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew
  4. Luke 23:39 Or blasphemed him

Cross references:

  1. Luke 23:13 : See ch. 24:20
  2. Luke 23:14 : ver. 2
  3. Luke 23:14 : Acts 3:13
  4. Luke 23:14 : ver. 4
  5. Luke 23:15 : ver. 11
  6. Luke 23:16 : ver. 22; John 19:1; [Acts 5:40]
  7. Luke 23:18 : For ver. 18-25, see Matt. 27:15-26; Mark 15:6-15; John 18:39, 40; 19:16
  8. Luke 23:18 : [Acts 21:36; 22:22]
  9. Luke 23:19 : Acts 3:14
  10. Luke 23:22 : [ver. 41; John 8:46]
  11. Luke 23:22 : ver. 14, 15
  12. Luke 23:22 : ver. 16
  13. Luke 23:25 : ver. 19
  14. Luke 23:25 : John 19:16
  15. Luke 23:26 : Matt. 27:32; Mark 15:21; [John 19:17]
  16. Luke 23:27 : ch. 8:52; Matt. 11:17
  17. Luke 23:29 : See ch. 17:22
  18. Luke 23:29 : ch. 21:23; Matt. 24:19; Mark 13:17
  19. Luke 23:30 : Hos. 10:8; Rev. 6:16; [Isa. 2:19]
  20. Luke 23:31 : [Prov. 11:31; 1 Pet. 4:17]
  21. Luke 23:31 : Ezek. 20:47
  22. Luke 23:31 : Ezek. 20:47
  23. Luke 23:32 : Matt. 27:38; Mark 15:27; John 19:18; [Matt. 20:21]
  24. Luke 23:33 : Matt. 27:33; Mark 15:22; John 19:17
  25. Luke 23:33 : [See ver. 32 above]; Matt. 27:38; Mark 15:27; John 19:18; [Matt. 20:21]
  26. Luke 23:34 : Isa. 53:12; See Matt. 5:44
  27. Luke 23:34 : [Mark 10:38]; See Acts 3:17
  28. Luke 23:34 : Ps. 22:18; Matt. 27:35; Mark 15:24; John 19:23
  29. Luke 23:35 : Ps. 22:7, 17
  30. Luke 23:35 : Matt. 27:41, 42; Mark 15:31, 32
  31. Luke 23:35 : See ch. 24:20
  32. Luke 23:35 : ch. 16:14
  33. Luke 23:35 : [ch. 4:23]
  34. Luke 23:35 : [Matt. 26:53, 54; John 10:18]
  35. Luke 23:35 : [ch. 4:3, 9]
  36. Luke 23:35 : See ch. 9:20; Matt. 1:17
  37. Luke 23:35 : ch. 9:35; Isa. 42:1; [Matt. 12:18; 1 Pet. 2:4]
  38. Luke 23:36 : [Ps. 69:21; Matt. 27:48; Mark 15:36; John 19:29]
  39. Luke 23:37 : ver. 35
  40. Luke 23:37 : See ver. 3
  41. Luke 23:38 : Matt. 27:37; Mark 15:26; John 19:19; [John 19:21, 22]
  42. Luke 23:38 : [See ver. 37 above]; See ver. 3
  43. Luke 23:39 : [Matt. 27:44; Mark 15:32]
  44. Luke 23:39 : See Matt. 27:39
  45. Luke 23:39 : ver. 35, 37
  46. Luke 23:42 : [Matt. 16:28]
  47. Luke 23:43 : 2 Cor. 12:3; Rev. 2:7
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 97-98

The Lord Reigns

97 (A)The Lord reigns, (B)let the earth rejoice;
let the many (C)coastlands be glad!
(D)Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
(E)righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
(F)Fire goes before him
and burns up his adversaries all around.
His (G)lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and (H)trembles.
The mountains (I)melt like (J)wax before the Lord,
before (K)the Lord of all the earth.

(L)The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all (M)the peoples see his glory.
All worshipers of images are (N)put to shame,
who make their boast in (O)worthless idols;
(P)worship him, all you gods!

Zion hears and (Q)is glad,
and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O Lord.
For you, O Lord, are (R)most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above (S)all gods.

10 O you who love the Lord, (T)hate evil!
He (U)preserves the lives of his (V)saints;
he (W)delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 (X)Light (Y)is sown[a] for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12 (Z)Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and (AA)give thanks to his holy name!

Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord

A Psalm.

98 Oh sing to the Lord (AB)a new song,
for he has done (AC)marvelous things!
His (AD)right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has (AE)made known his salvation;
he has (AF)revealed his righteousness in (AG)the sight of the nations.
He has (AH)remembered his (AI)steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All (AJ)the ends of the earth have seen
(AK)the salvation of our God.

(AL)Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
(AM)break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the (AN)sound of melody!
With (AO)trumpets and the sound of (AP)the horn
(AQ)make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

(AR)Let the sea roar, and (AS)all that fills it;
(AT)the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers (AU)clap their hands;
let (AV)the hills sing for joy together
before the Lord, for he comes
to (AW)judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.


  1. Psalm 97:11 Most Hebrew manuscripts; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome Light dawns

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 97:1 : See Ps. 93:1
  2. Psalm 97:1 : Ps. 96:11
  3. Psalm 97:1 : See Ps. 72:10
  4. Psalm 97:2 : Ex. 19:9; Deut. 4:11; 5:22; 1 Kgs. 8:12; See Ps. 18:11
  5. Psalm 97:2 : Ps. 89:14
  6. Psalm 97:3 : See Ps. 21:9; 50:3
  7. Psalm 97:4 : Ps. 77:18
  8. Psalm 97:4 : [Ps. 96:9]
  9. Psalm 97:5 : Nah. 1:5; [Judg. 5:5]
  10. Psalm 97:5 : See Ps. 68:2
  11. Psalm 97:5 : Josh. 3:11
  12. Psalm 97:6 : See Ps. 50:6
  13. Psalm 97:6 : Isa. 40:5; 66:18; [Ps. 96:3]
  14. Psalm 97:7 : Isa. 42:17; 44:9
  15. Psalm 97:7 : Ps. 96:5
  16. Psalm 97:7 : Heb. 1:6
  17. Psalm 97:8 : Ps. 48:11
  18. Psalm 97:9 : See Ps. 83:18
  19. Psalm 97:9 : See Ps. 95:3
  20. Psalm 97:10 : Prov. 8:13; Amos 5:15; Rom. 12:9; See Ps. 34:14
  21. Psalm 97:10 : Ps. 31:23; 37:28; 121:4; 145:20; Prov. 2:8
  22. Psalm 97:10 : See Ps. 30:4
  23. Psalm 97:10 : Dan. 3:28; 6:27; Acts 12:11
  24. Psalm 97:11 : Ps. 112:4; 118:27; Prov. 4:18
  25. Psalm 97:11 : [Prov. 11:18; Hos. 10:12; James 3:18]
  26. Psalm 97:12 : See Ps. 32:11
  27. Psalm 97:12 : See Ps. 30:4
  28. Psalm 98:1 : See Ps. 33:3
  29. Psalm 98:1 : [Ps. 96:3]; Ps. 72:18
  30. Psalm 98:1 : [Ex. 15:6; Luke 1:51]; See Job 40:14
  31. Psalm 98:2 : Isa. 49:6; 52:10; Luke 2:30, 31; [Isa. 59:16; 63:5]
  32. Psalm 98:2 : Isa. 62:2; Rom. 3:25, 26
  33. Psalm 98:2 : Ps. 96:2, 3
  34. Psalm 98:3 : Luke 1:54, 72
  35. Psalm 98:3 : See Ps. 36:5
  36. Psalm 98:3 : Ps. 22:27
  37. Psalm 98:3 : ver. 2
  38. Psalm 98:4 : See Ps. 66:1
  39. Psalm 98:4 : Isa. 44:23
  40. Psalm 98:5 : Isa. 51:3
  41. Psalm 98:6 : Num. 10:10; 1 Chr. 15:24
  42. Psalm 98:6 : 2 Chr. 15:14
  43. Psalm 98:6 : [See ver. 4 above]; See Ps. 66:1
  44. Psalm 98:7 : Ps. 96:11
  45. Psalm 98:7 : Ps. 24:1
  46. Psalm 98:7 : Ps. 24:1
  47. Psalm 98:8 : Isa. 55:12; [Ps. 93:3]
  48. Psalm 98:8 : Ps. 89:12
  49. Psalm 98:9 : Ps. 96:13; See Ps. 58:11
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Proverbs 14:7-8

Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.

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04/26/2022 DAB Transcript

Judges 6:1-40, Luke 22:54-23:12, Psalms 95:1-96:13, Proverbs 14:5-6

Today is the 26th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today like every day taking the next step forward, finding what comes next in the books that we are working our way through. Right now, in the Old Testament that happens to be the book of Judges. And, so, we are meeting the judges of Israel, the people that led the children of Israel between Joshua and their first king. And, so, let’s dive in. Today, Judges chapter 6.


Okay. So, in the book of Judges we have met who will be a judge of Israel, a man named Gideon. His story is quite famous, and it will be unfolding in the next few days. But we see the angel of the Lord come to Gideon and say you are the one, you’re being tapped, you’re going to set the people free. Go do it. And Gideon of course, as a response is like, where is the Lord? Like, where is the Lord we’ve been told of? We have been oppressed by Midian. Where is He? Gideon is finding out that he’s right with him and is being commissioned to once again redeem Israel and we’ll watch that unfold.

And we move into the book of Luke, and we are obviously moving through the passion narrative again of the arrest and trial and beating and torture and crucifixion and death and burial and resurrection of Jesus. And we can see all of the animosity that has been building up toward Jesus beginning to spill out as accusations and beatings begin to happen. We also see Peter who has followed close behind. He’s followed close behind. That’s something. Because we don’t have any indication that any of the other friends of Jesus did anything but run away. Peter’s at least trying to stay close, but we also watch him deny that he even knows Jesus and realizes what he’s done and just as brokenhearted leaves and weeps bitterly. We then watch the Jewish Council try Jesus, question Jesus, and then condemn Jesus. We watch Jesus go before the Roman prefect. So, the top person in charge of the region, like the governor of the region. A person with the power of life and death. Those kinds of decisions Pilate could make. And they brought Jesus before Pilate. And of course, they had to find something that wasn’t just Hebrew centric, not something just against the Mosaic Law to condemn Jesus. They had to find something that would condemn him in the eyes of the Roman Empire and that was His claim to be a king. And, so, Pilate’s like, so you’re the king of the Jews. And Jesus is like, that’s what you’ve said. And Pilate doesn’t find anything wrong with Jesus. And when Pilate finds out that Jesus is a Galilean, he sends Him to Herod who is a client king. He is the king of the Jews. He is actually the king of the Jews. So, Pilates like well let me send this one king of the Jews to the other king of the Jews. It’s in his jurisdiction. They can sort it out. And Herod had wanted to meet Jesus anyway. And we hear this kind of scene and think that Jesus is being kind of put in a cage and taken by horseback on a cart somewhere far away to meet where Herod is. Herod was like just across the complex. They were all in the strongholds of Jerusalem at that time and there was a palace there. And, so, for Jesus to be sent to Herod was to send Him across a walkway or like an open area. And, so, Herod gets to meet Jesus. He’s looking for a sign, but Jesus didn’t have the conversation. So, Herod began to treat with contempt, and mock him with the soldiers according to the gospel of Luke. And then he sends Him back to Pilate and it’s almost like there’s an inside joke here. He sends Him back Pilate after draping a splendid robe, like a royal robe over Him. And then he sent Him back with this royal robe to Pilate. And according to the gospel of Luke, Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that day. Before that they were just at odds with one another. So, what would sending Jesus back to Pilate do to cause them to become friends? Probably this robe. This royal robe draped over Jesus is actually a tremendous mockery. It says if the king of the Jews, Herod drapes a royal robe over Jesus and sends them back to Pilate, as if he’s found him to in fact be the king of the Jews. And Pilate gets the joke. And that’s where we leave Jesus today. Jesus, our Savior arrested, brought before the Council of His own people who condemn Him, sent before Pilate for the capital offense in the order of execution, but Pilate doesn’t find anything wrong. And, so, he passes Him off to Herod who passes Him back to Pilate and Jesus remaining silent.


Father, we thank you for your word. We thank you for all of the different facets and nuances, all of the different people, all of the different stories and lives that we get to engage with, and we get to see the humanity in. Help us to recognize that, that the Bible is a very very human book. If we took human beings out of the Bible, there isn’t a Bible. And, so, this book is for us, and it helps us learn about us and it leads us to you. And, so, come Holy Spirit and plant what has been read today in the soil of our hearts we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Good morning Daily Audio Bible this is Geneva Thirsty for His Grace from Orlando FL today is April 22nd. Family I listened to the prayer line after the broadcast today and I heard Susan God’s Yellow Flower from Canada requesting prayer for her nephew as well as Steve from Texas requesting prayer for his marriage. Both of these requests struck me. So, family let us pray. Father God today I come lifting up Susan from Canada Father God. I lift up her God and I pray Your peace Your power and Your strength be manifested in her. Lord she’s always reaching out to Your children to pray for others. Strengthen her God. She seemed to have went through God just a time of loss Father God and within her family. I pray that the peace of God and the strength of God and Your power will radiate and manifest and transform and refresh her. I pray God for the healing of this brain tumor Father. I pray that it’s benign and I pray God that her nephew God will come to know You. Put the right people in his path Father God that can share Your gospel during this time during this trying time. And Lord God we lift up Steve from Texas God who is experiencing tension in his second marriage. Father, we pray God he asks for peace. You are the God of peace Father God. May the peace rain down in Steve’s life. God may he hold on to Your unchanging hand Father God. May his wife come to know You if she don’t know You. Father may You super do that marriage. Iron out God the rough patches in that marriage Father God. Father I pray Father God You will give strength Steve the strength and the power. Show Yourself strong in this marriage and in this healing situation in Jesus’ name Amen.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family this is Jeremiah from Michigan. I’m a first-time caller and I just want to testify to the Lord’s goodness. 2021 was a very difficult year for me. I was fired by my little brother from a family business that I’ve been in since a little boy and didn’t know what to do, didn’t know how to continue to provide for my family and the Lord led me to go to truck driving school and get my CDL. And the very first day I was there God opened up an opportunity for me to be recruited and I’ve been hired by them a few weeks later and it’s been a huge blessing, a huge joy to drive a truck and be a part of the lifeblood of America but also to see many beautiful places. And just recently the last few weeks I started to go over the road and was paired up with a young man named Phil. And the first week that we were in the truck together he dedicated his life to the Lord and has been faithfully listening to the Daily Audio Bible every night as he’s driving. He did 15 nights last week and he’s almost caught up. And, so, I’d just like to testify to the Lord’s faithfulness. We’re reading his word. We’re talking about Him and praying every day and I just ask you to pray for Phil and Madison Hagar that the Lord would continue to work in their lives and that He would be glorified. May His Kingdom come may His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. He is Our daily bread, and we are satisfied with Him. Blessing.

Hello, DABbers this is Kate from Columbus OH. I’m here to pray for sparky. Man, I heard you. I felt your prayer request. Isn’t it awesome that your weakest moment that you are your strongest? It was very strong of you to reach out for help to people that you know will pray and will stay on their knees, that will stay on the wall just for you because you are special enough. God caught every tear; He hears every sigh and He’s helping you right now even before you uttered a word to us. So, stand fast on His word. Trust Him knowing that He is working for you good and something great is going to come out of it. Stay in His word. Stay in His word. I can’t stress it enough. Keep reading your Bible. When you feel your worst keep reading your Bible. When you feel your worst keep listening to the Daily Audio Bible. Keep praying. God, I don’t know how I’m going to go out of this. God what you gonna do? God, I need help. God I am depressed. He hears it. Keep putting it out there. Keep putting it out there and watch God turn it around for you good. Just when you least expect expect it it’s going to work out. Don’t worry about who’s getting laid off. God has something for you. You don’t know what He’s gonna do how He’s gonna turn that around just trust that He is working it out for you good. So what if you are laid off. He has something greater for you. He’s gonna take care of the bills. He knows what you need to pay for. He knows that your kid needs things. Trust Him. You’re trusting him to take care of your bills right now. Trust Him to take care of your of your bills if you get laid off and have to go to a new job, which might be better than what you have. So, seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Love you.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family today is the 22nd of April. I just finished listening to today’s podcast and heard God’s Yellow Flower at the very end. And oh, my sister first of all I really really love when you call in and pray for others and offer your wisdom and your prayers. I just want you to know how much you and your wisdom and your walk with God have blessed me over the last years and how much I really love you for that reason and just for the fact that you’re my sister in Christ and I love you. And I can hear the pain in your voice, and I can hear the struggle in your voice. I just lift you up before our father in heaven, praying over you, peace and strength and joy and understanding and a little…and a break, just a break, just some peace and some time in between sorrows. I pray that God comforts you in your sorrow and gives you that space where you can…you can find his joy and his peace, which I think you already have but life gets so overwhelming, and we find ourselves in those times where we feel like we can’t take one more thing. And I just pray that God will lift you from this space and just speak to your heart in the way that you need him to speak to your heart and meet you where you’re at like He always does. I’m so glad you’re my friend. I love you.

Hello DAB family. This is the first time that I’ve ever come on to actually request prayer as far as recording but I’m desperate for prayer right now for my son. He…he’s a good kid. He’s 22 and he’s in some trouble right now. I pray that you would come in agreement with me about my son. He’s been raised in the church. He knows the Lord, except, you know, when they get away from their parents, they…it’s almost like they have their freedom. And I think that’s what happened with my son. He just got caught up. And I just pray…this is my prayer for him without getting into any details, that he would not go to jail, but God would have mercy on him because God knows his heart and that God would intervene and do a miracle this week, next week, and the week after. Just come in agreement with me with my son. His name is Josh, and he needs a miracle. Thank you, so much Daily Audio Bible family.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday April 26, 2022 (NIV)

Judges 6

Midian Oppresses Israel

(A)The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord gave them into the hand of (B)Midian seven years. And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and (C)the caves and the strongholds. For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and (D)the Amalekites and (E)the people of the East would come up against them. They would encamp against them (F)and devour the produce of the land, as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel and no sheep or ox or donkey. For they would come up with their livestock and their tents; they would come (G)like locusts in number—both they and their camels could not be counted—so that they laid waste the land as they came in. And Israel was brought very low because of Midian. And the people of Israel (H)cried out for help to the Lord.

When the people of Israel cried out to the Lord on account of the Midianites, the Lord sent a prophet to the people of Israel. And he said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: (I)I led you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of slavery. And I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all who oppressed you, and (J)drove them out before you and gave you their land. 10 And I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God; (K)you shall not fear the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell.’ But you have not obeyed my voice.”

The Call of Gideon

11 Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash (L)the Abiezrite, while his son (M)Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And (N)the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, (O)“The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.” 13 And Gideon said to him, “Please, my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are (P)all his wonderful deeds (Q)that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.” 14 And the Lord[a] turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; (R)do not I send you?” 15 And he said to him, (S)“Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, (T)my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.” 16 And the Lord said to him, (U)“But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.” 17 And he said to him, (V)“If now I have found favor in your eyes, then (W)show me a sign that it is you who speak with me. 18 Please (X)do not depart from here until I come to you and bring out my present and set it before you.” And he said, “I will stay till you return.”

19 So Gideon went into his house (Y)and prepared a young goat and unleavened cakes from an ephah[b] of flour. The meat he put in a basket, and the broth he put in a pot, and brought them to him under the terebinth and presented them. 20 And the angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened cakes, and put them (Z)on this rock, and (AA)pour the broth over them.” And he did so. 21 Then the angel of the Lord reached out the tip of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes. (AB)And fire sprang up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes. And the angel of the Lord vanished from his sight. 22 Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the Lord. And Gideon said, (AC)“Alas, O Lord God! For now I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face.” 23 But the Lord said to him, (AD)“Peace be to you. Do not fear; you shall not die.” 24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and called it, (AE)The Lord Is Peace. To this day it still stands at (AF)Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites.

25 That night the Lord said to him, “Take your father's bull, and the second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down (AG)the Asherah that is beside it 26 and build an altar to the Lord your God on the top of the (AH)stronghold here, with stones laid in due order. Then take the second bull and offer it as a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah that you shall cut down.” 27 So Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had told him. But because he was too afraid of his family and the men of the town to do it by day, he did it by night.

Gideon Destroys the Altar of Baal

28 When the men of the town rose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar that had been built. 29 And they said to one another, “Who has done this thing?” And after they had searched and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing.” 30 Then the men of the town said to Joash, “Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has broken down the altar of Baal and cut down the Asherah beside it.” 31 But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? Whoever contends for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because his altar has been broken down.” 32 Therefore on that day Gideon[c] was called (AI)Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he broke down his altar.

33 Now (AJ)all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East came together, and they crossed the Jordan and encamped in (AK)the Valley of Jezreel. 34 But (AL)the Spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon, (AM)and he sounded the trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called out to follow him. 35 (AN)And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh, and they too were called out to follow him. (AO)And he sent messengers to Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, and they went up to meet them.

The Sign of the Fleece

36 (AP)Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, 37 behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said.” 38 And it was so. When he rose early next morning and squeezed the fleece, he wrung enough dew from the fleece to fill a bowl with water. 39 Then Gideon said to God, (AQ)“Let not your anger burn against me; let me speak just once more. Please let me test just once more with the fleece. Please let it be dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground let there be dew.” 40 And God did so that night; and it was dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground there was dew.


  1. Judges 6:14 Septuagint the angel of the Lord; also verse 16
  2. Judges 6:19 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters
  3. Judges 6:32 Hebrew he

Cross references:

  1. Judges 6:1 : See ch. 2:19
  2. Judges 6:1 : Gen. 25:2; Num. 25:17, 18; Hab. 3:7
  3. Judges 6:2 : 1 Sam. 13:6; Heb. 11:38
  4. Judges 6:3 : ch. 3:13
  5. Judges 6:3 : ver. 33; ch. 7:12; 8:10; Gen. 29:1; 1 Kgs. 4:30; Job 1:3
  6. Judges 6:4 : [Lev. 26:16]; See Deut. 28:30-33, 51; Mic. 6:15
  7. Judges 6:5 : ch. 7:12
  8. Judges 6:6 : See ch. 3:9
  9. Judges 6:8 : 1 Sam. 10:18
  10. Judges 6:9 : Ps. 44:2, 3
  11. Judges 6:10 : Josh. 24:15; See 2 Kgs. 17:35-38
  12. Judges 6:11 : ch. 8:2; Josh. 17:2
  13. Judges 6:11 : Heb. 11:32
  14. Judges 6:12 : ch. 13:3; Luke 1:11; [Acts 10:3]
  15. Judges 6:12 : Josh. 1:5
  16. Judges 6:13 : Ps. 89:49; Isa. 63:15
  17. Judges 6:13 : Ps. 44:1
  18. Judges 6:14 : 1 Sam. 12:11; [Josh. 1:9]
  19. Judges 6:15 : [Ex. 3:11]
  20. Judges 6:15 : 1 Sam. 9:21; 18:18
  21. Judges 6:16 : Ex. 3:12; Josh. 1:5
  22. Judges 6:17 : Ex. 33:13
  23. Judges 6:17 : 2 Kgs. 20:8, 9; Isa. 7:11; [ver. 36, 37]; See Ex. 4:1-8
  24. Judges 6:18 : ch. 13:15; Gen. 18:3-5
  25. Judges 6:19 : Gen. 18:6-8
  26. Judges 6:20 : ch. 13:19
  27. Judges 6:20 : [1 Kgs. 18:33, 34]
  28. Judges 6:21 : Lev. 9:24; 1 Kgs. 18:38; 2 Chr. 7:1
  29. Judges 6:22 : ch. 13:21, 22; [Gen. 32:30; Ex. 33:20; Deut. 5:26]
  30. Judges 6:23 : Dan. 10:19
  31. Judges 6:24 : [Gen. 22:14; Ex. 17:15; Ezek. 48:35]
  32. Judges 6:24 : ver. 11; ch. 8:27, 32
  33. Judges 6:25 : ch. 3:7
  34. Judges 6:26 : Dan. 11:7, 10, 31 (Heb.)
  35. Judges 6:32 : ch. 7:1; 1 Sam. 12:11; [2 Sam. 11:21]
  36. Judges 6:33 : ver. 3
  37. Judges 6:33 : Josh. 17:16
  38. Judges 6:34 : See ch. 3:10
  39. Judges 6:34 : ch. 3:27
  40. Judges 6:35 : ch. 7:24
  41. Judges 6:35 : ch. 7:24
  42. Judges 6:36 : For ver. 36-40, see Ex. 4:1-7
  43. Judges 6:39 : Gen. 18:32
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Luke 22:54-23:12

Peter Denies Jesus

54 (A)Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, (B)and Peter was following at a distance. 55 (C)And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of (D)the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” 57 But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” 58 And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59 And after an interval of about an hour still another (E)insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and (F)looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, (G)“Before the rooster crows today, you will (H)deny me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly.

Jesus Is Mocked

63 (I)Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64 (J)They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, (K)“Prophesy! (L)Who is it that struck you?” 65 And they said many other things against him, (M)blaspheming him.

Jesus Before the Council

66 (N)When day came, (O)the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their (P)council, and they (Q)said, 67 (R)“If you are (S)the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, 68 and if I ask you, you will not answer. 69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated (T)at the right hand of the power of God.” 70 So they all said, “Are you (U)the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, (V)“You say that I am.” 71 Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”

Jesus Before Pilate

23 (W)Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man (X)misleading our nation and (Y)forbidding us to give tribute to (Z)Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, (AA)a king.” (AB)And Pilate asked him, (AC)“Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, (AD)“You have said so.” Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, (AE)“I find no guilt in this man.” But they were urgent, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, (AF)from Galilee even to this place.”

Jesus Before Herod

When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. And when he learned that he belonged to (AG)Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, (AH)for he had long desired to see him, (AI)because he had heard about him, and he was hoping (AJ)to see some sign done by him. So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. 10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 11 And Herod with his soldiers (AK)treated him with contempt and (AL)mocked him. Then, (AM)arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12 And (AN)Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.

Cross references:

  1. Luke 22:54 : Matt. 26:57; Mark 14:53
  2. Luke 22:54 : Matt. 26:58; Mark 14:54; John 18:15
  3. Luke 22:55 : For ver. 55-62, see Matt. 26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; John 18:16-18, 25-27
  4. Luke 22:55 : See Matt. 26:3
  5. Luke 22:59 : Acts 12:15
  6. Luke 22:61 : See Mark 10:21
  7. Luke 22:61 : ver. 34
  8. Luke 22:61 : [Acts 3:13, 14]
  9. Luke 22:63 : [Matt. 26:67, 68; Mark 14:65; John 18:22, 23]
  10. Luke 22:64 : [See ver. 63 above]; [Matt. 26:67, 68; Mark 14:65; John 18:22, 23]
  11. Luke 22:64 : [ch. 7:39]
  12. Luke 22:64 : [ch. 7:39]
  13. Luke 22:65 : See Matt. 27:39
  14. Luke 22:66 : Matt. 27:1; Mark 15:1; John 18:28
  15. Luke 22:66 : Acts 22:5 (Gk.)
  16. Luke 22:66 : See Matt. 5:22
  17. Luke 22:66 : For ver. 67-71, [Matt. 26:63-66; Mark 14:61-64; John 18:19-21]
  18. Luke 22:67 : John 10:24, 25
  19. Luke 22:67 : See Matt. 1:17
  20. Luke 22:69 : Mark 16:19; Acts 7:56; Heb. 1:3
  21. Luke 22:70 : See Matt. 14:33
  22. Luke 22:70 : ch. 23:3; Matt. 27:11; Mark 15:2; [Matt. 26:25]
  23. Luke 23:1 : Matt. 27:2; Mark 15:1; John 18:28
  24. Luke 23:2 : ver. 14; [Acts 17:6, 7; 24:5]
  25. Luke 23:2 : [ch. 20:25]
  26. Luke 23:2 : ch. 2:1; 3:1
  27. Luke 23:2 : John 18:33, 36, 37; 19:12; [Acts 17:7]
  28. Luke 23:3 : Matt. 27:11; Mark 15:2
  29. Luke 23:3 : ver. 37, 38; Matt. 2:2; John 18:39; 19:3
  30. Luke 23:3 : See ch. 22:70
  31. Luke 23:4 : ver. 14, 22; John 18:38; 19:4, 6; [Matt. 27:24; 1 Pet. 2:22]
  32. Luke 23:5 : ch. 4:14; Matt. 4:12, 23; Mark 1:14; John 1:43; 2:11
  33. Luke 23:7 : See ch. 3:1
  34. Luke 23:8 : ch. 9:9
  35. Luke 23:8 : Matt. 14:1; Mark 6:14
  36. Luke 23:8 : See Matt. 12:38
  37. Luke 23:11 : Mark 9:12; Acts 4:11
  38. Luke 23:11 : ch. 18:32
  39. Luke 23:11 : [Matt. 27:28; Mark 15:17]
  40. Luke 23:12 : Acts 4:27; [Ps. 2:2]
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Psalm 95-96

Let Us Sing Songs of Praise

95 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us (A)make a joyful noise to (B)the rock of our salvation!
Let us (C)come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us (D)make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is (E)a great God,
and a great King (F)above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for (G)he made it,
and his hands formed (H)the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us (I)kneel before the Lord, our (J)Maker!
For he is our (K)God,
and we are the people of his (L)pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
(M)Today, if you (N)hear his voice,
(O)do not harden your hearts, as at (P)Meribah,
as on the day at (Q)Massah in the wilderness,
when your fathers put me to the (R)test
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my (S)work.
10 (T)For forty years I loathed that generation
and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,
and they have not known (U)my ways.”
11 Therefore I (V)swore in my wrath,
“They shall not enter (W)my rest.”

Worship in the Splendor of Holiness

96 (X)Oh sing to the Lord (Y)a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
(Z)tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For (AA)great is the Lord, and (AB)greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above (AC)all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord (AD)made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
(AE)strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O (AF)families of the peoples,
(AG)ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
Ascribe to the Lord (AH)the glory due his name;
bring (AI)an offering, and (AJ)come into his courts!
Worship the Lord in (AK)the splendor of holiness;[a]
(AL)tremble before him, all the earth!

10 Say among the nations, (AM)“The Lord reigns!
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
he will (AN)judge the peoples with equity.”

11 Let (AO)the heavens be glad, and let (AP)the earth rejoice;
let (AQ)the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12 let (AR)the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all (AS)the trees of the forest sing for joy
13 before the Lord, for he comes,
for he comes (AT)to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness.


  1. Psalm 96:9 Or in holy attire

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 95:1 : See Ps. 66:1
  2. Psalm 95:1 : Ps. 89:26; [Ps. 94:22]
  3. Psalm 95:2 : Mic. 6:6
  4. Psalm 95:2 : [See ver. 1 above]; See Ps. 66:1
  5. Psalm 95:3 : Ps. 93:4; 135:5
  6. Psalm 95:3 : Ps. 86:8; 96:4; 97:9; 2 Chr. 2:5
  7. Psalm 95:5 : Gen. 1:9, 10; Jonah 1:9
  8. Psalm 95:5 : Gen. 1:9, 10; Jonah 1:9
  9. Psalm 95:6 : 2 Chr. 6:13; Dan. 6:10
  10. Psalm 95:6 : Ps. 100:3; 149:2; Deut. 32:6, 15, 18
  11. Psalm 95:7 : Ps. 48:14
  12. Psalm 95:7 : See Ps. 74:1
  13. Psalm 95:7 : Cited Heb. 3:7-11, 15; 4:7
  14. Psalm 95:7 : Num. 14:22
  15. Psalm 95:8 : Ex. 9:34; 1 Sam. 6:6; 2 Chr. 36:13; Prov. 28:14
  16. Psalm 95:8 : Ex. 17:7; Num. 20:13
  17. Psalm 95:8 : Ex. 17:7; Deut. 6:16
  18. Psalm 95:9 : 1 Cor. 10:9; [Ps. 78:18, 41, 56]
  19. Psalm 95:9 : See Ps. 90:16; [Num. 14:22]
  20. Psalm 95:10 : Acts 7:36; 13:18; Heb. 3:17; [Deut. 9:7]
  21. Psalm 95:10 : [Ps. 81:13]
  22. Psalm 95:11 : Num. 14:23, 28, 30; Deut. 1:35; Cited Heb. 3:11; 4:3, 5
  23. Psalm 95:11 : Deut. 12:9
  24. Psalm 96:1 : For ver. 1-13, see 1 Chr. 16:23-33
  25. Psalm 96:1 : Ps. 98:1; See Ps. 33:3
  26. Psalm 96:2 : [Isa. 52:7; 60:6]
  27. Psalm 96:4 : See Ps. 48:1
  28. Psalm 96:4 : Ps. 18:3
  29. Psalm 96:4 : See Ps. 95:3
  30. Psalm 96:5 : Ps. 115:15; Isa. 42:5; 44:24; Jer. 10:12
  31. Psalm 96:6 : [Ps. 78:61]
  32. Psalm 96:7 : Ps. 22:27
  33. Psalm 96:7 : See Ps. 29:1
  34. Psalm 96:8 : Ps. 29:2
  35. Psalm 96:8 : [Ps. 45:12]; See Ps. 68:29; 72:10
  36. Psalm 96:8 : Ps. 100:4
  37. Psalm 96:9 : See Ps. 29:2
  38. Psalm 96:9 : Ps. 114:7
  39. Psalm 96:10 : See Ps. 93:1
  40. Psalm 96:10 : ver. 13; See Ps. 9:8; 58:11
  41. Psalm 96:11 : See Ps. 69:34
  42. Psalm 96:11 : Ps. 97:1
  43. Psalm 96:11 : Ps. 98:7
  44. Psalm 96:12 : [Isa. 35:1]
  45. Psalm 96:12 : [Isa. 55:12]
  46. Psalm 96:13 : See Isa. 11:1-9
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Proverbs 14:5-6

(A)A faithful witness does not lie,
but (B)a false witness breathes out lies.
(C)A scoffer seeks wisdom (D)in vain,
but (E)knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

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