1 Kings 13, 14 & 15

1 Kings 13 – New International Version (NIV) The Man of God From Judah By the word of the Lord a man of God came from Judah to Bethel, as Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make an offering. 2 By the word of the Lord he cried out against the altar: “Altar, altar! This […]


1 Kings 10, 11 & 12

1 Kings 10 – New International Version (NIV) The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the Lord, she came to test Solomon with hard questions. 2 Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and […]


1 Kings 3 & 5

1 Kings 3 – New International Version (NIV) Solomon Asks for Wisdom 1Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the Lord, and the wall around Jerusalem. 2 The people, however, were still […]


1 Kings 1&2

1 Kings 1 – New International Version (NIV) Adonijah Sets Himself Up as King 1 When King David was very old, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him. 2 So his attendants said to him, “Let us look for a young virgin to serve the king and take care of him. […]


2 Samuel 23 & 24

2 Samuel 23 – New International Version (NIV) David’s Last Words 1These are the last words of David: “The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse, the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, the hero of Israel’s songs: 2 “The Spirit of the Lord spoke […]


2 Samuel 21 & 22

2 Samuel 21 – New International Version (NIV) The Gibeonites Avenged 1During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the Lord. The Lord said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.” 2 The […]


2 Samuel 19 – 20

2 Samuel 19 – New International Version (NIV) 1Joab was told, “The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.” 2 And for the whole army the victory that day was turned into mourning, because on that day the troops heard it said, “The king is grieving for his son.” 3 The men stole into the city that day as […]


In the beginning God created* the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning God created* the heaven and the earth.  2 And the earthwas without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  4 And God saw* the light, that it was good:and God divided* the light from the darkness.  5 And God called the light Day,and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were thefirst day.  6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,and let it divide the waters from the waters.  7 And God made the firmament,and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters whichwere above the firmament: and it was so.  8 And God called the firmamentHeaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.  9 And Godsaid, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place,and let the dry land appear: and it was so.  10 And God called the dry landEarth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God sawthat it […]