Chapter 12 of the Book Of 1 Kings
Read the Douay-Rheims Latin Vulgate Bible everyday from Genesis to Apocalypse.
Todays reading is currently at: Book Of 1 Kings 12:13-25
13 Now therefore your king is here, whom you have chosen and desired: Behold the Lord hath given you a king. 14 If you will fear the Lord, and serve him, and hearken to his voice, and not provoke the mouth of the Lord: then shall both you, and the king who reigneth over you, be followers of the Lord your God. 15 But if you will not hearken to the voice of the Lord, but will rebel against his words, the hand of the Lord shall be upon you, and upon your fathers. 16 Now then stand, and see this great thing which the Lord will do in your sight. 17 Is it not wheat harvest today? I will call upon the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain: and you shall know and see that you yourselves have done a great evil in the sight of the Lord, in desiring a king over you.
17 "Wheat harvest"... At which time of the year, it never thunders or rains in those countries.
18 And Samuel cried unto the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day. 19 And all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel. And all the people said to Samuel: Pray for thy servants to the Lord thy God, that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask for a king. 20 And Samuel said to the people: Fear not, you have done all this evil: but yet depart not from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. 21 And turn not aside after vain things which shall never profit you, nor deliver you, because they are vain. 22 And the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because the Lord hath sworn to make you his people.
23 And far from me be this sin against the Lord, that I should cease to pray for you, and I will teach you the good and right way. 24 Therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in truth and with your whole heart, for you have seen the great works which he hath done among you. 25 But if you will still do wickedly: both you and your king shall perish together.