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

2 Kings 10:32-12:21

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

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

Athaliah Usurps the Throne

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

Athaliah Overthrown

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jehoiada’s Reforms

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

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

Judah’s King Joash

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

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

Repairing the Temple

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

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

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

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

Aramean Invasion of Judah

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

Joash Assassinated

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


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

Cross references:

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

Founding the Corinthian Church

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

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

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

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

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

The Return Trip to Antioch

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

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


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

Psalm 145

Praising God’s Greatness

A hymn of David.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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