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Bible in one year


December 9


Hosea 9:1-17
1. Rejoice not, Israel, exultingly, as the peoples; for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved harlot's hire upon every corn-floor.
2. The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail her.
3. They shall not dwell in Jehovah's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and in Assyria shall they eat that which is unclean.
4. They shall pour out no [offerings of] wine to Jehovah, neither shall their sacrifices be pleasing unto him: they shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be defiled: for their bread shall be for themselves; it shall not come into the house of Jehovah.
5. What will ye do in the day of assembly, and in the day of the feast of Jehovah?
6. For behold, they are gone away because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Moph shall bury them: their pleasant things of silver, nettles shall possess them; thorns shall be in their tents.
7. The days of visitation are come; the days of recompence are come: Israel shall know [it]: the prophet is a fool, the inspired man is mad, because of the greatness of thine iniquity, and the great enmity.
8. Is Ephraim a watchman with my God? [nay] the prophet is a fowler's snare on all his ways, enmity in the house of his God.
9. They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah. He will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
10. I found Israel as grapes in the wilderness; as first-ripe fruit on the fig-tree, I saw your fathers at the beginning: they went to Baal-Peor, and separated themselves unto that shame, and became abominations like their lover.
11. As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away as a bird, no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!
12. For even should they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, [that] not a man [remain]: for woe also to them when I shall have departed from them!
13. Ephraim, as I saw [him], was a Tyre planted in a beautiful place; but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the slayer.
14. Give them, Jehovah what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
15. All their wickedness is in Gilgal; for there I hated them: because of the wickedness of their doings, I will drive them out of my house, I will love them no more: all their princes are rebellious.
16. Ephraim is smitten: their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit; yea, though they should bring forth, yet will I slay the beloved [fruit] of their womb.
17. My God hath rejected them, because they hearkened not unto him; and they shall be wanderers among the nations.

Hosea 10:1-15
1. Israel is an unpruned vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the abundance of his fruit he hath multiplied altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly statues.
2. Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will break down their altars, he will destroy their statues.
3. For now they will say, We have no king, for we feared not Jehovah; and a king, what can he do for us?
4. They speak [mere] words, swearing falsely in making a covenant; therefore shall judgment spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the fields.
5. The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calf of Beth-aven; for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the idolatrous priests thereof shall tremble for it, for its glory, because it is departed from it.
6. Yea, it shall be carried unto Assyria [as] a present for king Jareb: Ephraim shall be seized with shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
7. As for Samaria her king is cut off as chips upon the face of the waters.
8. And the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up upon their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us! and to the hills, Fall on us!
9. From the days of Gibeah hast thou sinned, O Israel: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
10. At my pleasure will I chastise them; and the peoples shall be assembled against them, when they are bound for their two iniquities.
11. And Ephraim is a trained heifer, that loveth to tread out [the corn]; I have passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to draw; Judah shall plough, Jacob shall break his clods.
12. Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Jehovah, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
13. Ye have ploughed wickedness, reaped iniquity, eaten the fruit of lies; for thou didst confide in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
14. And a tumult shall arise among thy peoples, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces with the children.
15. So shall Bethel do unto you because of the wickedness of your wickedness: at day-break shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.

Psalms 139:13-16
13. For thou hast possessed my reins; thou didst cover me in my mother's womb.
14. I will praise thee, for I am fearfully, wonderfully made. Marvellous are thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well.
15. My bones were not hidden from thee when I was made in secret, curiously wrought in the lower parts of the earth.
16. Thine eyes did see my unformed substance, and in thy book all [my members] were written; [during many] days were they fashioned, when [as yet] there was none of them.

Proverbs 29:21-21
21. He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child, shall in the end have him as a son.

3 John 1:1-14
1. The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
2. Beloved, I desire that in all things thou shouldest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.
3. For I rejoiced exceedingly when [the] brethren came and bore testimony to thy [holding fast the] truth, even as *thou* walkest in truth.
4. I have no greater joy than these things that I hear of my children walking in the truth.
5. Beloved, thou doest faithfully [in] whatever thou mayest have wrought towards the brethren and that strangers,
6. (who have witnessed of thy love before [the] assembly,) in setting forward whom on their journey worthily of God, thou wilt do well;
7. for for the name have they gone forth, taking nothing of those of the nations.
8. *We* therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow-workers with the truth.
9. I wrote something to the assembly; but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, receives us not.
10. For this reason, if I come, I will bring to remembrance his works which he does, babbling against us with wicked words; and not content with these, neither does he himself receive the brethren; and those who would he prevents, and casts [them] out of the assembly.
11. Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He that does good is of God. He that does evil has not seen God.
12. Demetrius has witness borne to him by all, and by the truth itself; and *we* also bear witness, and thou knowest that our witness is true.
13. I had many things to write to thee, but I will not with ink and pen write to thee;
14. but I hope soon to see thee, and we will speak mouth to mouth. Peace [be] to thee. The friends greet thee. Greet the friends by name.