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Bible verses for today:
April 17  (day 109)



  2 Samue 6-8              

  2 Samue 6-8


6:1 David again brought together out of Israel chosen men, thirty thousand in all.
6:2 He and all his men set out from Baalah of Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim that are on the ark.
6:3 They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart
6:4 with the ark of God on it, and Ahio was walking in front of it.
6:5 David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals.
6:6 When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out and took hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled.
6:7 The LORD's anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down and he died there beside the ark of God.
6:8 Then David was angry because the LORD's wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah.
6:9 David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, "How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?"
6:10 He was not willing to take the ark of the LORD to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
6:11 The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the LORD blessed him and his entire household.
6:12 Now King David was told, "The LORD has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God." So David went down and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing.
6:13 When those who were carrying the ark of the LORD had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf.
6:14 David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might,
6:15 while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
6:16 As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart.
6:17 They brought the ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the LORD.
6:18 After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD Almighty.
6:19 Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes.
6:20 When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, "How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, disrobing in the sight of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!"
6:21 David said to Michal, "It was before the LORD, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the LORD's people Israel-- I will celebrate before the LORD.
6:22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor."
6:23 And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.
7:1 After the king was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,
7:2 he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent."
7:3 Nathan replied to the king, "Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the LORD is with you."
7:4 That night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying
7:5 "Go and tell my servant David, "This is what the LORD says
7:6 I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling.
7:7 Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, "Why have you not built me a house of cedar?""
7:8 "Now then, tell my servant David, "This is what the LORD Almighty says
7:9 I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth.
7:10 And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning
7:11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies. ""The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you
7:12 When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom.
7:13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
7:14 I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men.
7:15 But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
7:16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.""
7:17 Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.
7:18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said
7:19 And as if this were not enough in your sight, O Sovereign LORD, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant. Is this your usual way of dealing with man, O Sovereign LORD?
7:20 "What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Sovereign LORD.
7:21 For the sake of your word and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made it known to your servant.
7:22 "How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
7:23 And who is like your people Israel-- the one nation on earth that God went out to redeem as a people for himself, and to make a name for himself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations and their gods from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt?
7:24 You have established your people Israel as your very own forever, and you, O LORD, have become their God.
7:25 "And now, LORD God, keep forever the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised,
7:26 so that your name will be great forever. Then men will say, "The LORD Almighty is God over Israel!" And the house of your servant David will be established before you.
7:27 "O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, "I will build a house for you." So your servant has found courage to offer you this prayer.
7:28 O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.
7:29 Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever."
8:1 In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Metheg Ammah from the control of the Philistines.
8:2 David also defeated the Moabites. He made them lie down on the ground and measured them off with a length of cord. Every two lengths of them were put to death, and the third length was allowed to live. So the Moabites became subject to David and brought tribute.
8:3 Moreover, David fought Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, when he went to restore his control along the Euphrates River.
8:4 David captured a thousand of his chariots, seven thousand charioteers and twenty thousand foot soldiers. He hamstrung all but a hundred of the chariot horses.
8:5 When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.
8:6 He put garrisons in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject to him and brought tribute. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.
8:7 David took the gold shields that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
8:8 From Tebah and Berothai, towns that belonged to Hadadezer, King David took a great quantity of bronze.
8:9 When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer,
8:10 he sent his son Joram to King David to greet him and congratulate him on his victory in battle over Hadadezer, who had been at war with Tou. Joram brought with him articles of silver and gold and bronze.
8:11 King David dedicated these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold from all the nations he had subdued
8:12 Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek. He also dedicated the plunder taken from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
8:13 And David became famous after he returned from striking down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
8:14 He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.
8:15 David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
8:16 Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder;
8:17 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Seraiah was secretary;
8:18 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David's sons were royal advisers.