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2 Kings 10:32-12:21

32In those days the LORD began to cut off portions from Israel; and Hazael defeated them throughout the territory of Israel:33from the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites and the Reubenites and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.

Jehoahaz Succeeds Jehu

34Now the rest of the acts of Jehu and all that he did and all his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?35And Jehu slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son became king in his place.36Now the time which Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.

Athaliah Queen of Judah

1When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring.2But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the king’s sons who were being put to death, and placed him and his nurse in the bedroom. So they hid him from Athaliah, and he was not put to death.3So he was hidden with her in the house of the LORD six years, while Athaliah was reigning over the land.

4Now in the seventh year Jehoiada sent and brought the captains of hundreds of the Carites and of the guard, and brought them to him in the house of the LORD. Then he made a covenant with them and put them under oath in the house of the LORD, and showed them the king’s son.5He commanded them, saying, “This is the thing that you shall do: one third of you, who come in on the sabbath and keep watch over the king’s house6(one third also shall be at the gate Sur, and one third at the gate behind the guards), shall keep watch over the house for defense.7“Two parts of you, even all who go out on the sabbath, shall also keep watch over the house of the LORD for the king.8“Then you shall surround the king, each with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes within the ranks shall be put to death. And be with the king when he goes out and when he comes in.”

9So the captains of hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded. And each one of them took his men who were to come in on the sabbath, with those who were to go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.10The priest gave to the captains of hundreds the spears and shields that had been King David’s, which were in the house of the LORD.11The guards stood each with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, by the altar and by the house, around the king.12Then he brought the king’s son out and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony; and they made him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, “Long live the king!”

13When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people in the house of the LORD.14She looked and behold, the king was standing by the pillar, according to the custom, with the captains and the trumpeters beside the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced and blew trumpets. Then Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, “Treason! Treason!”15And Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds who were appointed over the army and said to them, “Bring her out between the ranks, and whoever follows her put to death with the sword.” For the priest said, “Let her not be put to death in the house of the LORD.”16So they seized her, and when she arrived at the horses’ entrance of the king’s house, she was put to death there.

17Then Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they would be the LORDS people, also between the king and the people.18All the people of the land went to the house of Baal, and tore it down; his altars and his images they broke in pieces thoroughly, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the LORD.19He took the captains of hundreds and the Carites and the guards and all the people of the land; and they brought the king down from the house of the LORD, and came by the way of the gate of the guards to the king’s house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.20So all the people of the land rejoiced and the city was quiet. For they had put Athaliah to death with the sword at the king’s house.

21Jehoash was seven years old when he became king.

Joash (Jehoash) Reigns over Judah

1In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba.2Jehoash did right in the sight of the LORD all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.3Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

The Temple to Be Repaired

4Then Jehoash said to the priests, “All the money of the sacred things which is brought into the house of the LORD, in current money, both the money of each man’s assessment and all the money which any man’s heart prompts him to bring into the house of the LORD,5let the priests take it for themselves, each from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the damages of the house wherever any damage may be found.”

6But it came about that in the twenty-third year of King Jehoash the priests had not repaired the damages of the house.7Then King Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests and said to them, “Why do you not repair the damages of the house? Now therefore take no more money from your acquaintances, but pay it for the damages of the house.”8So the priests agreed that they would take no more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the house.

9But Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD.10When they saw that there was much money in the chest, the king’s scribe and the high priest came up and tied it in bags and counted the money which was found in the house of the LORD.11They gave the money which was weighed out into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the house of the LORD; and they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders who worked on the house of the LORD;12and to the masons and the stonecutters, and for buying timber and hewn stone to repair the damages to the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.13But there were not made for the house of the LORD silver cups, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver from the money which was brought into the house of the LORD;14for they gave that to those who did the work, and with it they repaired the house of the LORD.15Moreover, they did not require an accounting from the men into whose hand they gave the money to pay to those who did the work, for they dealt faithfully.16The money from the guilt offerings and the money from the sin offerings was not brought into the house of the LORD; it was for the priests.

17Then Hazael king of Aram went up and fought against Gath and captured it, and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.18Jehoash king of Judah took all the sacred things that Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own sacred things and all the gold that was found among the treasuries of the house of the LORD and of the king’s house, and sent them to Hazael king of Aram. Then he went away from Jerusalem.

Joash (Jehoash) Succeeded by Amaziah in Judah

19Now the rest of the acts of Joash and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?20His servants arose and made a conspiracy and struck down Joash at the house of Millo as he was going down to Silla.21For Jozacar the son of Shimeath and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, struck him and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David, and Amaziah his son became king in his place.

Acts 18:1-22

Paul at Corinth

1After these things he left Athens and went to Corinth.2And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them,3and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers.4And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

5But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.6But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”7Then he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was next to the synagogue.8Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.9And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;10for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.”11And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,13saying, “This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.”14But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crime, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you;15but if there are questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters.”16And he drove them away from the judgment seat.17And they all took hold of Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of the judgment seat. But Gallio was not concerned about any of these things.

18Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brethren and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.19They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.20When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent,21but taking leave of them and saying, “I will return to you again if God wills,” he set sail from Ephesus.

22When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and went down to Antioch.

Psalm 145:1-21

1I will extol You, my God, O King,

And I will bless Your name forever and ever.

2Every day I will bless You,

And I will praise Your name forever and ever.

3Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised,

And His greatness is unsearchable.

4One generation shall praise Your works to another,

And shall declare Your mighty acts.

5On the glorious splendor of Your majesty

And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

6Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,

And I will tell of Your greatness.

7They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness

And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.

8The LORD is gracious and merciful;

Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.

9The LORD is good to all,

And His mercies are over all His works.

10All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD,

And Your godly ones shall bless You.

11They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom

And talk of Your power;

12To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts

And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.

13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

14The LORD sustains all who fall

And raises up all who are bowed down.

15The eyes of all look to You,

And You give them their food in due time.

16You open Your hand

And satisfy the desire of every living thing.

17The LORD is righteous in all His ways

And kind in all His deeds.

18The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,

To all who call upon Him in truth.

19He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;

He will also hear their cry and will save them.

20The LORD keeps all who love Him,

But all the wicked He will destroy.

21My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,

And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.

Proverbs 18:1

1He who separates himself seeks his own desire,

He quarrels against all sound wisdom.