Bible Reading for Elul 1, 6021 (8-12-18)

1st Chronicles 28

AND David assembled all the princes of Israel,
the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the
companies that ministered to the king by course,
and the captains over the thousands, and captains
over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the
substance and possession of the king, and of his
sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men,
and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and
said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for
me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for
the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the
footstool of our God, and had made ready for the
building:
3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an
house for my name, because thou hast been a man of
war, and hast shed blood.
4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before
all the house of my father to be king over Israel for
ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of
the house of Judah, the house of my father; and
among the sons of my father he liked me to make me
king over all Israel:
5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me
many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit
upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over
Israel.
6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall
build my house and my courts: for I have chosen
him to be my son, and I will be his father.
7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if
he be constant to do my commandments and my
judgments, as at this day.
8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the
congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of
our God, keep and seek for all the commandments
of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good
land, and leave it for an inheritance for your
children after you for ever.
9 ¶ And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God
of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and
with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all
hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the
thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee;
but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to
build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do
it.
11 ¶ Then David gave to Solomon his son the
pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and
of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers
thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the
place of the mercy seat,
12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of
the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the
chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house
of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites,
and for all the work of the service of the house of the
LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the house
of the LORD.
14 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for
all instruments of all manner of service; silver also for
all instruments of silver by weight, for all
instruments of every kind of service:
15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and
for their lamps of gold, by weight for every
candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the
candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the
candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof, according
to the use of every candlestick.
16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of
shewbread, for every table; and likewise silver for the
tables of silver:
17 Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls,
and the cups: and for the golden basons he gave gold
by weight for every bason; and likewise silver by
weight for every bason of silver:
18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by
weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the
cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered
the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
19 All this, said David, the LORD made me
understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all
the works of this pattern.
20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong
and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be
dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be
with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until
thou hast finished all the work for the service of the
house of the LORD.
21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the
Levites, even they shall be with thee for all the service
of the house of God: and there shall be with thee for
all manner of workmanship every willing skilful
man, for any manner of service: also the princes and
all the people will be wholly at thy commandment.

Romans 3

WHAT advantage then hath the Jew? or what
profit is there of circumcision?
2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them
were committed the oracles of God.
3 For what if some did not believe? shall their
unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a
liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified
in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art
judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness commend the
righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God
unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a
man)
6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the
world?
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded
through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also
judged as a sinner?
8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported,
and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that
good may come? whose damnation is just.
9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise:
for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles,
that they are all under sin;
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not
one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none
that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together
become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good,
no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their
tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is
under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 Now we know that what things soever the law
saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that
every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may
become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no
flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the
knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the
law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the
prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of
Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe:
for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory
of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the
redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation
through faith in his blood, to declare his
righteousness for the remission of sins that are past,
through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness:
that he might be just, and the justifier of him which
believeth in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what
law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by
faith without the deeds of the law.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the
Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the
circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through
faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God
forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Acts 4

AND as they spake unto the people, the priests,
and the captain of the temple, and the
Sadducees, came upon them,
2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and
preached through Jesus the resurrection from the
dead.
3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in
hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.
4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word
believed; and the number of the men was about five
thousand.
5 ¶ And it came to pass on the morrow, that their
rulers, and elders, and scribes,
6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and
John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the
kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at
Jerusalem.
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they
asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye
done this?
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto
them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done
to the impotent man, by what means he is made
whole;
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of
Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead,
even by him doth this man stand here before you
whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you
builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is
none other name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.
13 ¶ Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and
John, and perceived that they were unlearned and
ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took
knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
14 And beholding the man which was healed
standing with them, they could say nothing against
it.
15 But when they had commanded them to go aside
out of the council, they conferred among
themselves,
16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that
indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is
manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we
cannot deny it.
17 But that it spread no further among the people,
let us straitly threaten them, that they speak
henceforth to no man in this name.
18 And they called them, and commanded them not
to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them,
Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken
unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
20 For we cannot but speak the things which we
have seen and heard.
21 So when they had further threatened them, they
let them go, finding nothing how they might punish
them, because of the people: for all men glorified
God for that which was done.
22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom
this miracle of healing was shewed.
23 ¶ And being let go, they went to their own
company, and reported all that the chief priests and
elders had said unto them.
24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their
voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou
art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the
sea, and all that in them is:
25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said,
Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine
vain things?
26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers
were gathered together against the Lord, and against
his Christ.
27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom
thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate,
with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were
gathered together,
28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel
determined before to be done.
29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and
grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they
may speak thy word,
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that
signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy
holy child Jesus.
31 ¶ And when they had prayed, the place was
shaken where they were assembled together; and
they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they
spake the word of God with boldness.
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of
one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them
that ought of the things which he possessed was his
own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of
the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace
was upon them all.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked:
for as many as were possessors of lands or houses
sold them, and brought the prices of the things that
were sold,
35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and
distribution was made unto every man according as
he had need.
36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed
Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of
consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,
37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and
laid it at the apostles’ feet.