Daily Bible Reading – BibleStudyTools.com – English Standard Version – Saturday, May 11, 2013

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Paul in Macedonia and Greece

 1 After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. 2 When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. 3 There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. 4 Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus. 5 These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, 6 but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.

Eutychus Raised from the Dead

 7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight8 There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered. 9 And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 10 But Paul went down and bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said, “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.” 11 And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed. 12 And they took the youth away alive, and were not a little comforted. 13 But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by land. 14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and went to Mitylene. 15 And sailing from there we came the following day opposite Chios; the next day we touched at Samos; and the day after that we went to Miletus. 16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.

 

The Birth of Samson

 1 And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD gave them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years. 2 There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. And his wife was barren and had no children. 3 And the angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, “Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. 4 Therefore be careful and drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, 5 for behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.” 6 Then the woman came and told her husband, “A man of God came to me, and his appearance was like the appearance of the angel of God, very awesome. I did not ask him where he was from, and he did not tell me his name, 7 but he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. So then drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.'” 8 Then Manoah prayed to the LORD and said, “O Lord, please let the man of God whom you sent come again to us and teach us what we are to do with the child who will be born.” 9 And God listened to the voice of Manoah, and the angel of God came again to the woman as she sat in the field. But Manoah her husband was not with her. 10 So the woman ran quickly and told her husband, “Behold, the man who came to me the other day has appeared to me.” 11 And Manoah arose and went after his wife and came to the man and said to him, “Are you the man who spoke to this woman?” And he said, “I am.” 12 And Manoah said, “Now when your words come true, what is to be the child’s manner of life, and what is his mission?” 13 And the angel of the LORD said to Manoah, “Of all that I said to the woman let her be careful. 14 She may not eat of anything that comes from the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, or eat any unclean thing. All that I commanded her let her observe.” 15 Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, “Please let us detain you and prepare a young goat for you.” 16 And the angel of the LORD said to Manoah, “If you detain me, I will not eat of your food. But if you prepare a burnt offering, then offer it to the LORD.” (For Manoah did not know that he was the angel of the LORD.) 17 And Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, “What is your name, so that, when your words come true, we may honor you?” 18 And the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?” 19 So Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering, and offered it on the rock to the LORD, to the one who works wonders, and Manoah and his wife were watching. 20 And when the flame went up toward heaven from the altar, the angel of the LORD went up in the flame of the altar. Now Manoah and his wife were watching, and they fell on their faces to the ground. 21 The angel of the LORD appeared no more to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of the LORD. 22 And Manoah said to his wife, “We shall surely die, for we have seen God.” 23 But his wife said to him, “If the LORD had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering at our hands, or shown us all these things, or now announced to us such things as these.” 24 And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson. And the young man grew, and the LORD blessed him. 25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

 1 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?  2 Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?  3 Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words?  4 Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever?  5 Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls?  6 Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?  7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?  8 Lay your hands on him; remember the battle–you will not do it again!  9  Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him.  10 No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me?  11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine. 12 “I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.  13 Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle?  14 Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror.  15 His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal.  16 One is so near to another that no air can come between them.  17 They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated.  18 His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.  19 Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth.  20 Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.  21 His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.  22 In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him.  23 The folds of his flesh stick together, firmly cast on him and immovable.  24 His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone.  25 When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves.  26 Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.  27 He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.  28 The arrow cannot make him flee; for him sling stones are turned to stubble.  29 Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.  30 His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.  31 He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.  32 Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be white-haired.  33 On earth there is not his like, a creature without fear.  34 He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride.”

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