Bible Reading Plan
October 21

Isaiah 53:1-12
1. Who has believed what they heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2. For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.
3. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
5. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
6. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
8. By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?
9. And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10. Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11. Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
12. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54:1-17
1. "Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married," says the LORD.
2. "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.
3. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities.
4. "Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
5. For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.
6. For the LORD has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God.
7. For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.
8. In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you," says the LORD, your Redeemer.
9. "This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you.
10. For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
11. "O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
12. I will make your pinnacles of agate, your gates of carbuncles, and all your wall of precious stones.
13. All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.
14. In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.
15. If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you.
16. Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy;
17. no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD."

Psalms 113:1-4
1. Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!
2. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!
3. From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised!
4. The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!

Proverbs 26:17-19
17. Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.
18. Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death
19. is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I am only joking!"

Ephesians 3:1-21
1. For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles-
2. assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,
3. how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly.
4. When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ,
5. which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.
6. This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
7. Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power.
8. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
9. and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,
10. so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
11. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
12. in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
13. So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
14. For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
15. from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
16. that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17. so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith- that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18. may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
19. and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
21. to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.