August 23 Devotional Reading

Our reading for August 23 is Ezra 5-7 and Psalm 113.

Ezra 5 – KJV (Audio)
1: Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews that [were] in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, [even] unto them.
2: Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and began to build the house of God which [is] at Jerusalem: and with them [were] the prophets of God helping them.
3: At the same time came to them Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and their companions, and said thus unto them, Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up this wall?
4: Then said we unto them after this manner, What are the names of the men that make this building?
5: But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this [matter].
6: The copy of the letter that Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and his companions the Apharsachites, which [were] on this side the river, sent unto Darius the king:
7: They sent a letter unto him, wherein was written thus; Unto Darius the king, all peace.
8: Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.
9: Then asked we those elders, [and] said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls?
10: We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that [were] the chief of them.
11: And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up.
12: But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Babylon.
13: But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon [the same] king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.
14: And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple that [was] in Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple of Babylon, those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and they were delivered unto [one], whose name [was] Sheshbazzar, whom he had made governor;
15: And said unto him, Take these vessels, go, carry them into the temple that [is] in Jerusalem, and let the house of God be builded in his place.
16: Then came the same Sheshbazzar, [and] laid the foundation of the house of God which [is] in Jerusalem: and since that time even until now hath it been in building, and [yet] it is not finished.
17: Now therefore, if [it seem] good to the king, let there be search made in the king’s treasure house, which [is] there at Babylon, whether it be [so], that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

Ezra 6 – KJV (Audio)
1: Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.
2: And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that [is] in the province of the Medes, a roll, and therein [was] a record thus written:
3: In the first year of Cyrus the king [the same] Cyrus the king made a decree [concerning] the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof threescore cubits, [and] the breadth thereof threescore cubits;
4: [With] three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber: and let the expenses be given out of the king’s house:
5: And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which [is] at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, and brought again unto the temple which [is] at Jerusalem, [every one] to his place, and place [them] in the house of God.
6: Now [therefore], Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which [are] beyond the river, be ye far from thence:
7: Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God in his place.
8: Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king’s goods, [even] of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expenses be given unto these men, that they be not hindered.
9: And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests which [are] at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail:
10: That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
11: Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this.
12: And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter [and] to destroy this house of God which [is] at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.
13: Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily.
14: And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished [it], according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
15: And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.
16: And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy,
17: And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
18: And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which [is] at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.
19: And the children of the captivity kept the passover upon the fourteenth [day] of the first month.
20: For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them [were] pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.
21: And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat,
22: And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Ezra 7 – KJV (Audio)
1: Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
2: The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
3: The son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
4: The son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
5: The son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest:
6: This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he [was] a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.
7: And there went up [some] of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.
8: And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which [was] in the seventh year of the king.
9: For upon the first [day] of the first month began he to go up from Babylon, and on the first [day] of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him.
10: For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do [it], and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
11: Now this [is] the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, [even] a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel.
12: Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect [peace], and at such a time.
13: I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and [of] his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.
14: Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to enquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which [is] in thine hand;
15: And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation [is] in Jerusalem,
16: And all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which [is] in Jerusalem:
17: That thou mayest buy speedily with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and offer them upon the altar of the house of your God which [is] in Jerusalem.
18: And whatsoever shall seem good to thee, and to thy brethren, to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God.
19: The vessels also that are given thee for the service of the house of thy God, [those] deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem.
20: And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow [it] out of the king’s treasure house.
21: And I, [even] I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which [are] beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,
22: Unto an hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred measures of wheat, and to an hundred baths of wine, and to an hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing [how much].
23: Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
24: Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.
25: And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that [is] in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that [are] beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know [them] not.
26: And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether [it be] unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
27: Blessed [be] the LORD God of our fathers, which hath put [such a thing] as this in the king’s heart, to beautify the house of the LORD which [is] in Jerusalem:
28: And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellors, and before all the king’s mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the LORD my God [was] upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.

Psalms 113 – KJV (Audio)
1: Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
2: Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
3: From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name [is] to be praised.
4: The LORD [is] high above all nations, [and] his glory above the heavens.
5: Who [is] like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
6: Who humbleth [himself] to behold [the things that are] in heaven, and in the earth!
7: He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
8: That he may set [him] with princes, [even] with the princes of his people.
9: He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [and to be] a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

This Daily Bible Study text is from the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible, also known as the Authorized Version.

August 22 Devotional Reading

Our reading for August 22 is Ezra 1-4 and Psalm 112.

Ezra 1 – KJV (Audio)
1: Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying,
2: Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah.
3: Who [is there] among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he [is] the God,) which [is] in Jerusalem.
4: And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that [is] in Jerusalem.
5: Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all [them] whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which [is] in Jerusalem.
6: And all they that [were] about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all [that] was willingly offered.
7: Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods;
8: Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
9: And this [is] the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,
10: Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second [sort] four hundred and ten, [and] other vessels a thousand.
11: All the vessels of gold and of silver [were] five thousand and four hundred. All [these] did Sheshbazzar bring up with [them of] the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.

Ezra 2 – KJV (Audio)
1: Now these [are] the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;
2: Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
3: The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.
4: The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.
5: The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five.
6: The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua [and] Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve.
7: The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
8: The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and five.
9: The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.
10: The children of Bani, six hundred forty and two.
11: The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three.
12: The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two.
13: The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.
14: The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six.
15: The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four.
16: The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
17: The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three.
18: The children of Jorah, an hundred and twelve.
19: The children of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three.
20: The children of Gibbar, ninety and five.
21: The children of Bethlehem, an hundred twenty and three.
22: The men of Netophah, fifty and six.
23: The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
24: The children of Azmaveth, forty and two.
25: The children of Kirjatharim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty and three.
26: The children of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one.
27: The men of Michmas, an hundred twenty and two.
28: The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.
29: The children of Nebo, fifty and two.
30: The children of Magbish, an hundred fifty and six.
31: The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
32: The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
33: The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five.
34: The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
35: The children of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.
36: The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.
37: The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.
38: The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven.
39: The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
40: The Levites: the children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, seventy and four.
41: The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.
42: The children of the porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, [in] all an hundred thirty and nine.
43: The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
44: The children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon,
45: The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,
46: The children of Hagab, the children of Shalmai, the children of Hanan,
47: The children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,
48: The children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,
49: The children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai,
50: The children of Asnah, the children of Mehunim, the children of Nephusim,
51: The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur,
52: The children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
53: The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Thamah,
54: The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
55: The children of Solomon’s servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Peruda,
56: The children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
57: The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Ami.
58: All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon’s servants, [were] three hundred ninety and two.
59: And these [were] they which went up from Telmelah, Telharsa, Cherub, Addan, [and] Immer: but they could not shew their father’s house, and their seed, whether they [were] of Israel:
60: The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty and two.
61: And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai; which took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name:
62: These sought their register [among] those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
63: And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummim.
64: The whole congregation together [was] forty and two thousand three hundred [and] threescore,
65: Beside their servants and their maids, of whom [there were] seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and [there were] among them two hundred singing men and singing women.
66: Their horses [were] seven hundred thirty and six; their mules, two hundred forty and five;
67: Their camels, four hundred thirty and five; [their] asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
68: And [some] of the chief of the fathers, when they came to the house of the LORD which [is] at Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God to set it up in his place:
69: They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests’ garments.
70: So the priests, and the Levites, and [some] of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

Ezra 3 – KJV (Audio)
1: And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel [were] in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.
2: Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as [it is] written in the law of Moses the man of God.
3: And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear [was] upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, [even] burnt offerings morning and evening.
4: They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as [it is] written, and [offered] the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required;
5: And afterward [offered] the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the LORD that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the LORD.
6: From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the LORD. But the foundation of the temple of the LORD was not [yet] laid.
7: They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
8: Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD.
9: Then stood Jeshua [with] his sons and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together, to set forward the workmen in the house of God: the sons of Henadad, [with] their sons and their brethren the Levites.
10: And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.
11: And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because [he is] good, for his mercy [endureth] for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
12: But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, [who were] ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
13: So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.

Ezra 4 – KJV (Audio)
1: Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel;
2: Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye [do]; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither.
3: But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.
4: Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
5: And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
6: And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, wrote they [unto him] an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
7: And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter [was] written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.
8: Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king in this sort:
9: Then [wrote] Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their companions; the Dinaites, the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Susanchites, the Dehavites, [and] the Elamites,
10: And the rest of the nations whom the great and noble Asnappar brought over, and set in the cities of Samaria, and the rest [that are] on this side the river, and at such a time.
11: This [is] the copy of the letter that they sent unto him, [even] unto Artaxerxes the king; Thy servants the men on this side the river, and at such a time.
12: Be it known unto the king, that the Jews which came up from thee to us are come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city, and have set up the walls [thereof], and joined the foundations.
13: Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded, and the walls set up [again, then] will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom, and [so] thou shalt endamage the revenue of the kings.
14: Now because we have maintenance from [the king’s] palace, and it was not meet for us to see the king’s dishonour, therefore have we sent and certified the king;
15: That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers: so shalt thou find in the book of the records, and know that this city [is] a rebellious city, and hurtful unto kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time: for which cause was this city destroyed.
16: We certify the king that, if this city be builded [again], and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side the river.
17: [Then] sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and [to] Shimshai the scribe, and [to] the rest of their companions that dwell in Samaria, and [unto] the rest beyond the river, Peace, and at such a time.
18: The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.
19: And I commanded, and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and [that] rebellion and sedition have been made therein.
20: There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all [countries] beyond the river; and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid unto them.
21: Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until [another] commandment shall be given from me.
22: Take heed now that ye fail not to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?
23: Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes’ letter [was] read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.
24: Then ceased the work of the house of God which [is] at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Psalms 112 – KJV (Audio)
1: Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2: His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3: Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4: Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5: A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6: Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7: He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8: His heart [is] established, he shall not be afraid, until he see [his desire] upon his enemies.
9: He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10: The wicked shall see [it], and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

This Daily Bible Study text is from the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible, also known as the Authorized Version.