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Category Archives: SOTD

SOTD- Ezra 7

Ezra 7 Ezra Sent to Teach the People 1 Now after this, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah, 2 son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub, 3 son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth, 4 son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki, 5 son of Abishua, son of… Continue Reading

SOTD- Ezra 6

Ezra 6 The Decree of Darius 1 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in Babylonia, in the house of the archives where the documents were stored. 2 And in Ecbatana, the citadel that is in the province of Media, a scroll was found on which this was written: “A record. 3 In the first year of Cyrus… Continue Reading

SOTD- Ezra 5

Ezra 5 Rebuilding Begins Anew 1 Now the prophets, Haggai and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem, in the name of the God of Israel who was over them. 2 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God that… Continue Reading

SOTD- Ezra 4

Ezra 4 Adversaries Oppose the Rebuilding 1 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the returned exiles were building a temple to the LORD, the God of Israel, 2 they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of fathers’ houses and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we worship your God as you do, and… Continue Reading

SOTD- Ezra 3

Ezra 3 Rebuilding the Altar 1 When the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in the towns, the people gathered as one man to Jerusalem. 2 Then arose Jeshua the son of Jozadak, with his fellow priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel with his kinsmen, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to… Continue Reading

SOTD- Ezra 2

Ezra 2 The Exiles Return 1 Now these were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried captive to Babylonia. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2 They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum,… Continue Reading

SOTD- Ezra 1

Ezra 1 The Proclamation of Cyrus 1 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, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: 2 “Thus… Continue Reading

SOTD Psalm 139

Psalm 139 Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 1O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 2You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted… Continue Reading

SOTD Psalm 138

Psalm 138 Give Thanks to the LORD Of David. 1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your… Continue Reading

SOTD Psalm 137

Psalm 137 How Shall We Sing the LORD’s Song? 1By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. 2On the willows[f] there we hung up our lyres. 3For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4… Continue Reading