6

JUL

MALACHI 1:1-5

1. The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi. 2. “I have loved you,” says the LORD. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob 3. but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.” 4. If Edom says, “We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins,” the LORD of hosts says, “They may build, but I will tear down, and they will be called ‘the wicked country,’and ‘the people with whom the LORD is angry forever.’ ” 5. Your own eyes shall see this, and you shall say, “Great is the LORD beyond the border of Israel!”

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29

JUN

2 KINGS 22:1-7

1. Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. 2. And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in all the way of David his father, and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left. 3. In the eighteenth year of King Josiah, the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the secretary, to the house of the LORD, saying, 4. “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may count the money that has been brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the threshold have collected from the people. 5. And let it be given into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD, and let them give it to the workmen who are at the house of the LORD, repairing the house 6. (that is, to the carpenters, and to the builders, and to the masons), and let them use it for buying timber and quarried stone to repair the house. 7. But no accounting shall be asked from them for the money that is delivered into their hand, for they deal honestly.”

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26

JUN

MARK 15:33-16:8

Chapter 15

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25

JUN

MARK 16:1-8

1. When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. 2. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3. They were saying to one another, ``Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" 4. Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. 5. Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. 6. And he said to them, ``Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him. 7. ``But go, tell His disciples and Peter, `He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.'" 8. They went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

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24

JUN

MARK 15:42-47

42. When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43. Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. 44. Pilate wondered if He was dead by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was already dead. 45. And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. 46. Joseph bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were looking on to see where He was laid.

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23

JUN

MARK 15:37-41

37. And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38. And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39. When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, ``Truly this man was the Son of God!" 40. There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome. 41. When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and minister to Him; and there were many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.

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22

JUN

MARK 15:33-36

33. When the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34. At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ``ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" which is translated, ``MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?" 35. When some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, ``Behold, He is calling for Elijah." 36. Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, ``Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down."

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19

JUN

MARK 15:1-32

1. Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate. 2. Pilate questioned Him, ``Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him, `` It is as you say." 3. The chief priests began to accuse Him harshly. 4. Then Pilate questioned Him again, saying, ``Do You not answer? See how many charges they bring against You!" 5. But Jesus made no further answer; so Pilate was amazed. 6. Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested. 7. The man named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8. The crowd went up and began asking him to do as he had been accustomed to do for them. 9. Pilate answered them, saying, ``Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?" 10. For he was aware that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy. 11. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead. 12. Answering again, Pilate said to them, ``Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?" 13. They shouted back, ``Crucify Him!" 14. But Pilate said to them, ``Why, what evil has He done?" But they shouted all the more, ``Crucify Him!" 15. Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified. 16. The soldiers took Him away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium), and they called together the whole Roman cohort. 17. They dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him; 18. and they began to acclaim Him, ``Hail, King of the Jews!" 19. They kept beating His head with a reed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowing before Him. 20. After they had mocked Him, they took the purple robe off Him and put His own garments on Him. And they led Him out to crucify Him. 21. They pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross. 22. Then they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23. They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it. 24. And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take. 25. It was the third hour when they crucified Him. 26. The inscription of the charge against Him read, ``THE KING OF THE JEWS." 27. They crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. 28. [ And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ``And He was numbered with transgressors."] 29. Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, ``Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30. save Yourself, and come down from the cross!" 31. In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, ``He saved others; He cannot save Himself. 32. ``Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.

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18

JUN

MARK 15:21-32

21. They pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross. 22. Then they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23. They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it. 24. And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take. 25. It was the third hour when they crucified Him. 26. The inscription of the charge against Him read, ``THE KING OF THE JEWS." 27. They crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. 28. [ And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ``And He was numbered with transgressors."] 29. Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, ``Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30. save Yourself, and come down from the cross!" 31. In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, ``He saved others; He cannot save Himself. 32. ``Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.

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