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1 Samuel

Chapter 18

1
Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
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Saul took him that day, and would not let him go home to his father's house anymore.
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Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
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And Jonathan took off the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, even to his sword and his bow and his belt.
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So David went out wherever Saul sent him, and behaved wisely. And Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
6
Now it had happened as they were coming home, when David was returning from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women had come out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with musical instruments.
7
So the women sang as they danced, and said:

"Saul has slain his thousands,
And David his ten thousands."

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Then Saul was very angry, and the saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed only thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?"
9
So Saul eyed David from that day forward.
10
And it happened on the next day that the distressing spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied inside the house. So David played music with his hand, as at other times; but there was a spear in Saul's hand.
11
And Saul cast the spear, for he said, "I will pin David to the wall!" But David escaped his presence twice.
12
Now Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, but had departed from Saul.
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Therefore Saul removed him from his presence, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
14
And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the LORD was with him.
15
Therefore, when Saul saw that he behaved very wisely, he was afraid of him.
16
But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.
17
Then Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter Merab; I will give her to you as a wife. Only be valiant for me, and fight the LORD's battles." For Saul thought, "Let my hand not be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him."
18
So David said to Saul, "Who am I, and what is my life or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?"
19
But it happened at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as a wife.


Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright � 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Luke

Chapter 24

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Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
2
But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3
Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
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And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
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Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?
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He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
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saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'"
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And they remembered His words.
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Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10
It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.
11
And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.
12
But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.
13
Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem.
14
And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15
So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.
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But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
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And He said to them, "What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?"
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Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, "Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?"
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And He said to them, "What things?"
So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
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and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.
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But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
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Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us.
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When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
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And certain 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."
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Then He said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
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Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?"
27
And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
28
Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther.
29
But they constrained Him, saying, "Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent." And He went in to stay with them.
30
Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
31
Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
32
And they said to one another, "Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?"
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So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,
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saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"
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And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.


Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright � 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Psalms

Chapter 58

1
Do you indeed speak righteousness, you silent ones?
Do you judge uprightly, you sons of men?
2
No, in heart you work wickedness;
You weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.

3
The wicked are estranged from the womb;
They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
4
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent;
They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear,
5
Which will not heed the voice of charmers,
Charming ever so skillfully.

6
Break their teeth in their mouth, O God!
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
7
Let them flow away as waters which run continually;
When he bends his bow,
Let his arrows be as if cut in pieces.
8
Let them be like a snail which melts away as it goes,
Like a stillborn child of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

9
Before your pots can feel the burning thorns,
He shall take them away as with a whirlwind,
As in His living and burning wrath.
10
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,
11
So that men will say,
"Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely He is God who judges in the earth."



Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright � 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs

Chapter 15

27
He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,
But he who hates bribes will live.
28
The heart of the righteous studies how to answer,
But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
29
The LORD is far from the wicked,
But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
30
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
And a good report makes the bones healthy.


Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright � 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.