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December 10


Daniel 5:1-31
1. Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his nobles, and drank wine before the thousand.
2. Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines, might drink in them.
3. Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines, drank in them.
4. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
5. In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
6. Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.
7. The king cried aloud to bring in the magicians, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers. The king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
8. Then came in all the king's wise men, but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation.
9. Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his nobles were confounded.
10. The queen, by reason of the words of the king and his nobles, came into the banquet-house. The queen spoke and said, O king, live for ever! let not thy thoughts trouble thee, neither let thy countenance be changed.
11. There is a man in thy kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods was found in him; and the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, [even] the king thy father, made him master of the scribes, magicians, Chaldeans, [and] astrologers;
12. forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and solving of problems, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
13. Then was Daniel brought in before the king. The king spoke and said unto Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judah?
14. And I have heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and [that] light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee.
15. And now the wise men, the magicians, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof; but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing.
16. But I have heard of thee, that thou canst give interpretations, and solve problems. Now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
17. Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet will I read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
18. O thou king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and majesty;
19. and for the greatness that he gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew, and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he exalted, and whom he would he humbled.
20. But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit hardened unto presumption, he was deposed from the throne of his kingdom, and they took his glory from him;
21. and he was driven from the sons of men, and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses; they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the Most High God ruleth over the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
22. And thou, Belshazzar, his son, hast not humbled thy heart, although thou knewest all this;
23. but hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of the heavens; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou and thy nobles, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:
24. then from before him was sent the part of the hand, and this writing hath been written.
25. And this is the writing that is written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
26. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE, God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it;
27. TEKEL, Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting;
28. PERES, Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
29. Then Belshazzar commanded, and they clothed Daniel with purple, and [put] a chain of gold about his neck, and made proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
30. In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
31. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, [being] about sixty-two years old.

Daniel 6:1-28
1. It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be in all the kingdom;
2. and over these, three presidents of whom Daniel was one to whom these satraps should render account, and that the king should suffer no loss.
3. Now this Daniel surpassed the presidents and the satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to appoint him over the whole realm.
4. Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault; inasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
5. Then said these men, We shall not find any pretext against this Daniel, unless we find [it] against him touching the law of his God.
6. Then these presidents and satraps came in a body to the king, and said thus unto him: King Darius, live for ever!
7. All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
8. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.
9. Therefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
10. And when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and, his windows being open in his upper chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled on his knees three times a day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
11. But those men came in a body, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
12. Then they came near, and spoke before the king concerning the king's decree: Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask [anything] of any god or man within thirty days, except of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.
13. Then they answered and said before the king, That Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
14. Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore distressed thereby, and set his heart on Daniel to save him; and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
15. Then these men came in a body unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed.
16. Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast [him] into the den of lions. The king spoke and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will save thee.
17. And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his nobles, that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
18. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.
19. Then the king arose with the light at break of day, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
20. And when he came near unto the den, he cried with a mournful voice unto Daniel: the king spoke and said unto Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, hath thy God whom thou servest continually been able to save thee from the lions?
21. Then Daniel spoke unto the king, O king, live for ever!
22. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me; forasmuch as before him innocence was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23. Thereupon was the king exceeding glad, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
24. And the king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces ere they came to the bottom of the den.
25. Then king Darius wrote unto all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied unto you.
26. I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel; for he is the living God, and steadfast for ever, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
27. He saveth and delivereth, and he worketh signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth: who hath saved Daniel from the power of the lions.
28. And this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

Psalms 136:10-26
10. To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
11. And brought out Israel from among them, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
12. With a powerful hand and with a stretched-out arm, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
13. To him that divided the Red sea into parts, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
14. And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
15. And overturned Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
16. To him that led his people through the wilderness, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
17. To him that smote great kings, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
18. And slew famous kings, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
19. Sihon king of the Amorites, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
20. And Og king of Bashan, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
21. And gave their land for an inheritance, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever,
22. An inheritance unto Israel his servant, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever:
23. Who hath remembered us in our low estate, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;
24. And hath delivered us from our oppressors, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever:
25. Who giveth food to all flesh, for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.
26. Give ye thanks unto the God of the heavens; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.

Proverbs 29:12-13
12. If a ruler hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked.
13. The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

2 Peter 2:1-22
1. But there were false prophets also among the people, as there shall be also among you false teachers, who shall bring in by the bye destructive heresies, and deny the master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction;
2. and many shall follow their dissolute ways, through whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed.
3. And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.
4. For if God spared not [the] angels who had sinned, but having cast them down to the deepest pit of gloom has delivered them to chains of darkness [to be] kept for judgment;
5. and spared not [the] old world, but preserved Noe, [the] eighth, a preacher of righteousness, having brought in [the] flood upon [the] world of [the] ungodly;
6. and having reduced [the] cities of Sodom and Gomorrha to ashes, condemned [them] with an overthrow, setting [them as] an example to those that should [afterwards] live an ungodly life;
7. and saved righteous Lot, distressed with the abandoned conversation of the godless,
8. (for the righteous man through seeing and hearing, dwelling among them, tormented [his] righteous soul day after day with [their] lawless works,)
9. [the] Lord knows [how] to deliver the godly out of trial, and to keep [the] unjust to [the] day of judgment [to be] punished;
10. and specially those who walk after the flesh in [the] lust of uncleanness, and despise lordship. Bold [are they], self-willed; they do not fear speaking injuriously of dignities:
11. when angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring against them, before the Lord, an injurious charge.
12. But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyed, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption,
13. receiving [the] reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you;
14. having eyes full of adultery, and that cease not from sin, alluring unestablished souls; having a heart practised in covetousness, children of curse;
15. having left [the] straight way they have gone astray, having followed in the path of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved [the] reward of unrighteousness;
16. but had reproof of his own wickedness [the] dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the folly of the prophet.
17. These are springs without water, and mists driven by storm, to whom the gloom of darkness is reserved [for ever].
18. For [while] speaking great highflown words of vanity, they allure with [the] lusts of [the] flesh, by dissoluteness, those who have just fled those who walk in error,
19. promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by him is he also brought into slavery.
20. For if after having escaped the pollutions of the world through [the] knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, again entangled, they are subdued by these, their last state is worse than the first.
21. For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known [it] to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
22. But that [word] of the true proverb has happened to them: [The] dog [has] turned back to his own vomit; and, [The] washed sow to [her] rolling in mud.