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Bible in one year


August 1


Esther 3:1-15
1. After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.
2. And all the kings servants, that were in the kings gate, bowed down, and did reverence to Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not down, nor did him reverence.
3. Then the kings servants, that were in the kings gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the kings commandment?
4. Now it came to pass, when they spake daily unto him, and he hearkened not unto them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecais matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew.
5. And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not down, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.
6. But he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had made known to him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.
7. In the first month, which is the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.
8. And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from those of every people; neither keep they the kings laws: therefore it is not for the kings profit to suffer them.
9. If it please the king, let it be written that they be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those that have the charge of the kings business, to bring it into the kings treasuries.
10. And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews enemy.
11. And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.
12. Then were the kings scribes called in the first month, on the thirteenth day thereof; and there was written according to all that Haman commanded unto the kings satraps, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the princes of every people, to every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and it was sealed with the kings ring.
13. And letters were sent by posts into all the kings provinces, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.
14. A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published unto all the peoples, that they should be ready against that day.
15. The posts went forth in haste by the kings commandment, and the decree was given out in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city of Shushan was perplexed.

Esther 4:1-17
1. Now when Mordecai knew all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry;
2. and he came even before the kings gate: for none might enter within the kings gate clothed with sackcloth.
3. And in every province, whithersoever the kings commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
4. And Esthers maidens and her chamberlains came and told it her; and the queen was exceedingly grieved: and she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to take his sackcloth from off him; but he received it not.
5. Then called Esther for Hathach, one of the kings chamberlains, whom he had appointed to attend upon her, and charged him to go to Mordecai, to know what this was, and why it was.
6. So Hathach went forth to Mordecai unto the broad place of the city, which was before the kings gate.
7. And Mordecai told him of all that had happened unto him, and the exact sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the kings treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them.
8. Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given out in Shushan to destroy them, to show it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him, for her people.
9. And Hathach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.
10. Then Esther spake unto Hathach, and gave him a message unto Mordecai saying:
11. All the kings servants, and the people of the kings provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law for him, that he be put to death, except those to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.
12. And they told to Mordecai Esthers words.
13. Then Mordecai bade them return answer unto Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the kings house, more than all the Jews.
14. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then will relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy fathers house will perish: and who knoweth whether thou art not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
15. Then Esther bade them return answer unto Mordecai,
16. Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast in like manner; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
17. So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.

Psalms 89:46-52
46. How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? How long shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47. Oh remember how short my time is: For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
48. What man is he that shall live and not see death, That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah
49. Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
50. Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples,
51. Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
52. Blessed be Jehovah for evermore. Amen, and Amen. Psalm 90 A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

Proverbs 22:7-8
7. The rich ruleth over the poor; And the borrower is servant to the lender.
8. He that soweth iniquity shall reap calamity; And the rod of his wrath shall fail.

Romans 3:1-31
1. What advantage then hath the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision?
2. Much every way: first of all, that they were intrusted with the oracles of God.
3. For what if some were without faith? shall their want of faith make of none effect the faithfulness of God?
4. God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, And mightest prevail when thou comest into judgment.
5. But if our righteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who visiteth with wrath? (I speak after the manner of men.)
6. God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7. But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
8. and why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil, that good may come? whose condemnation is just.
9. What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we before laid to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin;
10. as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one;
11. There is none that understandeth, There is none that seeketh after God;
12. They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; There is none that doeth good, no, not, so much as one:
13. Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips:
14. Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15. Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16. Destruction and misery are in their ways;
17. And the way of peace have they not known:
18. There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it speaketh to them that are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be brought under the judgment of God:
20. because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through the law cometh the knowledge of sin.
21. But now apart from the law a righteousness of God hath been manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22. even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction;
23. for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
24. being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25. whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God;
26. for the showing, I say, of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus.
27. Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith.
28. We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
29. Or is God the God of Jews only? is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yea, of Gentiles also:
30. if so be that God is one, and he shall justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith.
31. Do we then make the law of none effect through faith? God forbid: nay, we establish the law.