Proverbs 3 (Bible Marathon Day 325)

Chapter 3 Confidence in God Leads to Prosperity[a] 1 My son, do not forget[b] my teaching,     take to heart my commands; 2 For many days, and years of life,     and peace, will they bring you. 3 Do not let love and fidelity forsake you;     bind them around your neck;     write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then… Continue reading Proverbs 3 (Bible Marathon Day 325)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 15 (Bible Marathon Day 249)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 15 (Bible Marathon Day 249) Nicanor’s Arrogance. 1 When Nicanor learned that Judas and his companions were in the territory of Samaria, he decided he could attack them in complete safety on the day of rest. 2 The Jews who were forced to accompany him pleaded, “Do not massacre them… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 15 (Bible Marathon Day 249)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 14 (Bible Marathon Day 249)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 14 (Bible Marathon Day 249) Chapter 14 1 Three years later,[a] Judas and his companions learned that Demetrius, son of Seleucus, had sailed into the port of Tripolis with a powerful army and a fleet, 2 and that he had occupied the country, after doing away with Antiochus and his… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 14 (Bible Marathon Day 249)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 13 (Bible Marathon Day 248)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 13 (Bible Marathon Day 248) Death of Menelaus. 1 In the one hundred and forty-ninth year,[a] Judas and his men learned that Antiochus Eupator was invading Judea with a large force, 2 and that with him was Lysias, his guardian, who was in charge of the government. They led[b] a… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 13 (Bible Marathon Day 248)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 12 (Bible Marathon Day 247)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 12 (Bible Marathon Day 247) Incidents at Joppa and Jamnia. 1 After these agreements were made, Lysias returned to the king, and the Jews went about their farming. 2 But some of the local governors, Timothy and Apollonius, son of Gennaeus, [a] as also Hieronymus and Demophon, to say nothing… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 12 (Bible Marathon Day 247)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 11 (Bible Marathon Day 247)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 11 (Bible Marathon Day 247) Defeat of Lysias.[a] 1 Very soon afterward, Lysias, guardian and kinsman of the king and head of the government, being greatly displeased at what had happened, 2 mustered about eighty thousand infantry and all his cavalry and marched against the Jews. His plan was to… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 11 (Bible Marathon Day 247)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 10 (Bible Marathon Day 246)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 10 (Bible Marathon Day 246) Purification of the Temple. 1 When Maccabeus and his companions, under the Lord’s leadership, had recovered the temple and the city, 2 they destroyed the altars erected by the foreigners in the marketplace and the sacred shrines. 3 After purifying the temple, they made another… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 10 (Bible Marathon Day 246)