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Daily Readings for October 1
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1Chronicles 15

 

1.David made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. 2.Then David said, "No one ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites. For Yahweh has chosen them to carry the ark of God, and to minister to him forever."

3.David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Yahweh to its place, which he had prepared for it. 4.David gathered together the sons of Aaron, and the Levites: 5.of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, and his brothers one hundred twenty; 6.of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, and his brothers two hundred twenty; 7.of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, and his brothers one hundred thirty; 8.of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, and his brothers two hundred; 9.of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, and his brothers eighty; 10.of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and his brothers one hundred twelve. 11.David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, 12.and said to them, "You are the heads of the fathers' households of the Levites. Sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers, that you may bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it. 13.For because you didn't carry it at first, Yahweh our God made broke out against us, because we didn't seek him according to the ordinance."

14.So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel. 15.The children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of Yahweh. 16.David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers the singers, with instruments of music, stringed instruments and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy. 17.So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brothers, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; 18.and with them their brothers of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, the doorkeepers. 19.So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were given cymbals of brass to sound aloud; 20.and Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with stringed instruments set to Alamoth; 21.and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps tuned to the eight-stringed lyre, to lead. 22.Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful. 23.Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark. 24.Shebaniah, and Joshaphat, and Nethanel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, blew the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-Edom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark. 25.So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh out of the house of Obed-Edom with joy. 26.It happened, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, that they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams. 27.David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites who bore the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: and David had on him an ephod of linen. 28.Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, sounding aloud with stringed instruments and harps. 29.It happened, as the ark of the covenant of Yahweh came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at the window, and saw king David dancing and playing; and she despised him in her heart.

 

Ezekiel 27

 

1.The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying, 2.You, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre; 3.and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Lord Yahweh: You, Tyre, have said, I am perfect in beauty. 4.Your borders are in the heart of the seas; your builders have perfected your beauty. 5.They have made all your planks of fir trees from Senir; they have taken a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you. 6.Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; they have made your benches of ivory inlaid in boxwood, from the islands of Kittim. 7.Of fine linen with embroidered work from Egypt was your sail, that it might be to you for a banner; blue and purple from the islands of Elishah was your awning. 8.The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers: your wise men, Tyre, were in you, they were your pilots. 9.The old men of Gebal and the wise men of it were in you your repairers of ship seams: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you to deal in your merchandise. 10.Persia and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in you; they set forth your comeliness. 11.The men of Arvad with your army were on your walls all around, and valorous men were in your towers; they hanged their shields on your walls all around; they have perfected your beauty. 12.Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded for your wares. 13.Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your traffickers; they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass for your merchandise. 14.They of the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses and war horses and mules. 15.The men of Dedan were your traffickers; many islands were the market of your hand: they brought you in exchange horns of ivory and ebony. 16.Syria was your merchant by reason of the multitude of your handiworks: they traded for your wares with emeralds, purple, and embroidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies. 17.Judah, and the land of Israel, they were your traffickers: they traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, and confections, and honey, and oil, and balm. 18.Damascus was your merchant for the multitude of your handiworks, by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches, with the wine of Helbon, and white wool. 19.Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for your wares: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were among your merchandise. 20.Dedan was your trafficker in precious cloths for riding. 21.Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they were the merchants of your hand; in lambs, and rams, and goats, in these were they your merchants. 22.The traffickers of Sheba and Raamah, they were your traffickers; they traded for your wares with the chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold. 23.Haran and Canneh and Eden, the traffickers of Sheba, Asshur [and] Chilmad, were your traffickers. 24.These were your traffickers in choice wares, in wrappings of blue and embroidered work, and in chests of rich clothing, bound with cords and made of cedar, among your merchandise. 25.The ships of Tarshish were your caravans for your merchandise: and you were replenished, and made very glorious in the heart of the seas. 26.Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the heart of the seas. 27.Your riches, and your wares, your merchandise, your mariners, and your pilots, your repairers of ship seams, and the dealers in your merchandise, and all your men of war, who are in you, with all your company which is in the midst of you, shall fall into the heart of the seas in the day of your ruin. 28.At the sound of the cry of your pilots the suburbs shall shake. 29.All who handled the oar, the mariners, [and] all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships; they shall stand on the land, 30.and shall cause their voice to be heard over you, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust on their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes: 31.and they shall make themselves bald for you, and clothe them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for you in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning. 32.In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for you, and lament over you, [saying], Who is there like Tyre, like her who is brought to silence in the midst of the sea? 33.When your wares went forth out of the seas, you filled many peoples; you enriched the kings of the earth with the multitude of your riches and of your merchandise. 34.In the time that you were broken by the seas in the depths of the waters, your merchandise and all your company fell in your midst. 35.All the inhabitants of the islands are astonished at you, and their kings are horribly afraid; they are troubled in their face. 36.The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; you are become a terror, and you shall nevermore have any being.

 

Luke 24

 

1.But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they and some others came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2.They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3.They entered in, and didn't find the Lord Jesus' body. 4.It happened, while they were greatly perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing. 5.Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth.

They said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6.He isn't here, but is risen. Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee, 7.saying that the Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again?"

8.They remembered his words, 9.returned from the tomb, and told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10.Now they were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James. The other women with them told these things to the apostles. 11.These words seemed to them to be nonsense, and they didn't believe them. 12.But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. Stooping and looking in, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he departed to his home, wondering what had happened.

13.Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia61 from Jerusalem. 14.They talked with each other about all of these things which had happened. 15.It happened, while they talked and questioned together, that Jesus himself came near, and went with them. 16.But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17.He said to them, "What are you talking about as you walk, and are sad?"

18.One of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who doesn't know the things which have happened there in these days?"

19.He said to them, "What things?"

They said to him, "The things concerning Jesus, the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; 20.and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21.But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22.Also, certain women of our company amazed us, having arrived early at the tomb; 23.and when they didn't find his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24.Some of us went to the tomb, and found it just like the women had said, but they didn't see him."

25.He said to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26.Didn't the Christ have to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?" 27.Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 28.They drew near to the village, where they were going, and he acted like he would go further.

29.They urged him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over."

He went in to stay with them. 30.It happened, that when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them. 31.Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight. 32.They said one to another, "Weren't our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?" 33.They rose up that very hour, returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, 34.saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" 35.They related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.

36.As they said these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, "Peace be to you."

37.But they were terrified and filled with fear, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

38.He said to them, "Why are you troubled? Why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39.See my hands and my feet, that it is truly me. Touch me and see, for a spirit doesn't have flesh and bones, as you see that I have." 40.When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41.While they still didn't believe for joy, and wondered, he said to them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"

42.They gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. 43.He took them, and ate in front of them. 44.He said to them, "This is what I told you, while I was still with you, that all things which are written in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me must be fulfilled."

45.Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the Scriptures. 46.He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47.and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48.You are witnesses of these things. 49.Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."

50.He led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51.It happened, while he blessed them, that he withdrew from them, and was carried up into heaven. 52.They worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53.and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

 

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