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August 14: 1Ki 9 | Jer 35 | Mk 9

Reading 1 - 1Ki 9:11-13

"King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and pine and gold he wanted. But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them. 'What kind of towns are these you have given me, my brother?' he asked. And he called them the Land of Cabul ['Cabul' sounds like the Hebrew for 'good-for-nothing'], a name they have to this day" (1Ki 9:11-13).