Bible in one year
September 23


Song of Solomon 1:1-17
1. This is Solomon's song of songs, more wonderful than any other.
2. Kiss me again and again, for your love is sweeter than wine.
3. How fragrant your cologne, and how pleasing your name! No wonder all the young women love you!
4. Take me with you. Come, lets run! Bring me into your bedroom, O my king. How happy we are for him! We praise his love even more than wine. How right that the young women love you!
5. "I am dark and beautiful, O women of Jerusalem, tanned as the dark tents of Kedar. Yes, even as the tents of Solomon!
6. "Don't look down on me, you fair city girls, just because my complexion is so dark. The sun has burned my skin. My brothers were angry with me and sent me out to tend the vineyards in the hot sun. Now see what it has done to me!
7. "Tell me, O my love, where are you leading your flock today? Where will you rest your sheep at noon? For why should I wander like a prostitute among the flocks of your companions?"
8. If you dont know, O most beautiful woman, follow the trail of my flock to the shepherds tents, and there feed your young goats.
9. What a lovely filly you are, my beloved one!
10. How lovely are your cheeks, with your earrings setting them afire! How stately is your neck, accented with a long string of jewels.
11. We will make earrings of gold for you and beads of silver.
12. The king is lying on his couch, enchanted by the fragrance of my perfume.
13. My lover is like a sachet of myrrh lying between my breasts.
14. He is like a bouquet of flowers in the gardens of En-gedi.
15. How beautiful you are, my beloved, how beautiful! Your eyes are soft like doves.
16. What a lovely, pleasant sight you are, my love, as we lie here on the grass,
17. shaded by cedar trees and spreading firs.

Song of Solomon 2:1-17
1. I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley.
2. Yes, compared to other women, my beloved is like a lily among thorns.
3. And compared to other youths, my lover is like the finest apple tree in the orchard. I am seated in his delightful shade, and his fruit is delicious to eat.
4. He brings me to the banquet hall, so everyone can see how much he loves me.
5. Oh, feed me with your love--your `raisins and your `apples--for I am utterly lovesick!
6. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me.
7. "Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, by the swift gazelles and the deer of the wild, not to awaken love until the time is right.
8. "Ah, I hear him--my lover! Here he comes, leaping on the mountains and bounding over the hills.
9. My lover is like a swift gazelle or a young deer. Look, there he is behind the wall! Now he is looking in through the window, gazing into the room.
10. "My lover said to me, `Rise up, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.
11. For the winter is past, and the rain is over and gone.
12. The flowers are springing up, and the time of singing birds has come, even the cooing of turtledoves.
13. The fig trees are budding, and the grapevines are in blossom. How delicious they smell! Yes, spring is here! Arise, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.'"
14. My dove is hiding behind some rocks, behind an outcrop on the cliff. Let me see you; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and you are lovely.
15. Quick! Catch all the little foxes before they ruin the vineyard of your love, for the grapevines are all in blossom.
16. My lover is mine, and I am his. He feeds among the lilies!
17. Before the dawn comes and the shadows flee away, come back to me, my love. Run like a gazelle or a young stag on the rugged mountains.

Psalms 104:1-9
1. Praise the LORD, I tell myself; O LORD my God, how great you are! You are robed with honor and with majesty;
2. you are dressed in a robe of light. You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
3. you lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds. You make the clouds your chariots; you ride upon the wings of the wind.
4. The winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants.
5. You placed the world on its foundation so it would never be moved.
6. You clothed the earth with floods of water, water that covered even the mountains.
7. At the sound of your rebuke, the water fled; at the sound of your thunder, it fled away.
8. Mountains rose and valleys sank to the levels you decreed.
9. Then you set a firm boundary for the seas, so they would never again cover the earth.

Proverbs 24:15-16
15. Do not lie in wait like an outlaw at the home of the godly. And don't raid the house where the godly live.
16. They may trip seven times, but each time they will rise again. But one calamity is enough to lay the wicked low.

1 Corinthians 11:17-34
17. But now when I mention this next issue, I cannot praise you. For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together.
18. First of all, I hear that there are divisions among you when you meet as a church, and to some extent I believe it.
19. But, of course, there must be divisions among you so that those of you who are right will be recognized!
20. It's not the Lord's Supper you are concerned about when you come together.
21. For I am told that some of you hurry to eat your own meal without sharing with others. As a result, some go hungry while others get drunk.
22. What? Is this really true? Don't you have your own homes for eating and drinking? Or do you really want to disgrace the church of God and shame the poor? What am I supposed to say about these things? Do you want me to praise you? Well, I certainly do not!
23. For this is what the Lord himself said, and I pass it on to you just as I received it. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took a loaf of bread,
24. and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
25. In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant between God and you, sealed by the shedding of my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it."
26. For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord's death until he comes again.
27. So if anyone eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily, that person is guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of the Lord.
28. That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking from the cup.
29. For if you eat the bread or drink the cup unworthily, not honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God's judgment upon yourself.
30. That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.
31. But if we examine ourselves, we will not be examined by God and judged in this way.
32. But when we are judged and disciplined by the Lord, we will not be condemned with the world.
33. So, dear brothers and sisters, when you gather for the Lord's Supper, wait for each other.
34. If you are really hungry, eat at home so you won't bring judgment upon yourselves when you meet together. I'll give you instructions about the other matters after I arrive.