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Bible in one year


November 6


Ezekiel 3:1-27
1. God said to me, "Son of man, eat what you see. Eat this scroll, and then go tell these things to the family of Israel."
2. So I opened my mouth and he put the scroll into my mouth.
3. Then God said, "Son of man, I am giving you this scroll. Swallow it! Let that scroll fill your body." So I ate the scroll. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
4. Then God said to me, "Son of man, go to the family of Israel. Speak my words to them.
5. I am not sending you to some foreigners you cannot understand. You don't have to learn another language. I am sending you to the family of Israel.
6. I am not sending you to many different countries where people speak languages you cannot understand. If you went to those people and spoke to them, they would listen to you. But you will not have to learn those hard languages.
7. No, I am sending you to the family of Israel. Only, these people have hard heads—they are very stubborn! And the people of Israel will refuse to listen to you. They don't want to listen to me.
8. But I will make you just as stubborn as they are, and your head just as hard.
9. A diamond is harder than flint rock. In the same way you will be more stubborn than they are, and your head will be harder. Then you will not be afraid of them or those who always turn against me."
10. Then God said to me, "Son of man, listen to every word I say to you and remember them.
11. Then go to all of your people in exile and tell them, 'This is what the Lord God says —.' They will not listen, and they will not stop sinning, but you must still tell them my message."
12. Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a voice behind me. It was very loud, like thunder. It said, "Blessed is the Glory of the Lord!"
13. Then the wings of the living beings began moving. The wings made a very loud noise as they touched each other, and the wheels in front of them began making a noise as loud as thunder.
14. The Spirit lifted me and took me away. I was very sad and upset in my spirit, but I felt the Lord's power in me.
15. I went to the people of Israel who were forced to live in Tel Aviv by the Kebar Canal. I sat there among them for seven days, shocked and silent.
16. After seven days, the word of the Lord came to me. He said,
17. "Son of man, I am making you a watchman for Israel. I will tell you about bad things that will happen to them, and you must warn Israel.
18. If I say, 'These evil people will die!' Then you must warn them. You must tell them to change their lives and stop doing evil. If you don't warn them, they will die because they sinned. But I will also make you responsible for their death, because you did not go to them and save their lives.
19. "If you warn them and tell them to change their lives and stop doing evil, but they refuse to listen, they will die because they sinned. But since you warned them, you will have saved your own life.
20. "If good people stop being good and begin to do evil, and I send something that makes them stumble and sin, they will die because they sinned. But since you did not warn them and remind them of the good things they had done, I will make you responsible for their death.
21. "But if you warn good people and tell them to stop sinning, and they listen to your warning and stop sinning, they will not die. In that way you will have saved your own life."
22. The Lord's power came to me. He said to me, "Get up and go to the valley. I will speak to you in that place."
23. So I got up and went out to the valley. The Glory of the Lord was there—as I had seen it by the Kebar Canal. So I bowed with my face to the ground.
24. But the Spirit came into me and lifted me up on my feet. He said to me, "Go home and lock yourself in your house.
25. Son of man, people will come with ropes and tie you up. They will not let you go out among the people.
26. I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth—you will not be able to talk. So they will not have anyone to teach them that they are doing wrong, because they are always turning against me.
27. But I will talk to you, and then I will allow you to speak. But you must say to them, 'This is what the Lord God says.' If a person wants to listen, fine. If a person refuses to listen, fine. But those people always turn against me.

Ezekiel 4:1-17
1. "Son of man, take a brick and scratch a picture on it. Draw a picture of a city—the city of Jerusalem.
2. And then pretend you are an army surrounding the city. Build a dirt wall around the city to help you attack it. Build a dirt road leading up to the city wall. Bring battering rams and set up army camps around the city.
3. And then take an iron pan and put it between you and the city. It will be like an iron wall separating you and the city. In this way you will show that you are against it. You will surround the city and attack it. This is an example for the family of Israel to show that I will destroy Jerusalem.
4. "Then you must lie down on your left side. You must do the thing that shows that you are taking the sins of the people of Israel on yourself. You will carry the guilt for as many days as you lie on your left side.
5. You must bear the guilt of Israel for 390 days. In this way I am telling you how long Israel will be punished; one day equals one year.
6. "After that time, you will lie on your right side for 40 days. This time you will bear the guilt of Judah for 40 days. One day equals one year. I am telling you {how long Judah must be punished}."
7. "Now, roll up your sleeve and raise your arm over the brick. Act like you are attacking the city of Jerusalem. Do this to show that you are speaking as my messenger to the people.
8. Now look, I am tying ropes on you. You will not be able to roll over from one side to another until your attack against the city is finished."
9. "You must get some grain to make bread. Get some wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt. Mix all these things together in one bowl and grind them to make flour. You will use this flour to make bread. You will eat only this bread during the 390 days that you lie on your side.
10. You will be allowed to use only 1 cup of that flour each day to make bread. You will eat that bread from time to time throughout the day.
11. You can drink only 3 cups of water each day. You can drink it from time to time throughout the day.
12. You must make your bread each day. You must get dry human dung and burn it. Then you must cook the bread over this burning dung. You must eat this bread in front of the people."
13. Then the Lord said, "This will show that the family of Israel will eat unclean bread in foreign countries, and I am the one who forced them to leave Israel and go to those countries!"
14. Then I said, "Oh, but Lord God, I have never eaten any unclean food. I have never eaten meat from an animal that died from a disease or from an animal that was killed by a wild animal. I have never eaten unclean meat—not from the time that I was a little baby until today. None of that bad meat ever entered my mouth."
15. Then God said to me, "Very well, I will let you use dry cow dung to cook your bread. You don't have to use dry human dung."
16. Then God said to me, "Son of man, I am destroying Jerusalem's supply of bread. People will have only a little bread to eat. They will be very worried about their food supply, and they will have only a little water to drink. Every time they drink some, they will feel more afraid.
17. That is because there will not be enough food and water for everyone. They will be terrified as they watch each other wasting away because of their sins.

Psalms 119:161-168
161. Shin Powerful leaders attack me for no reason, but the only thing I fear is your command.
162. Your word makes me happy, like someone who has found a great treasure.
163. I hate lies; they make me sick! But I love your teachings.
164. Seven times a day I praise you because your laws are fair.
165. Those who love your teachings will find true peace. Nothing can make them fall.
166. Lord, I am waiting for you to save me. I obey your commands.
167. I follow your rules. I love them very much.
168. I obey all your instructions and rules, because you know everything I do.

Proverbs 28:13-13
13. Whoever hides their sins will not be successful, but whoever confesses their sins and stops doing wrong will receive mercy.

Hebrews 2:1-18
1. So we must be more careful to follow what we were taught. We must be careful so that we will not be pulled away from the true way.
2. The teaching that God spoke through angels was shown to be true. And every time his people did something against that teaching, they were punished for what they did. They were punished when they did not obey that teaching.
3. So surely we also will be punished if we don't pay attention to the salvation we have that is so great. It was the Lord Jesus who first told people about it. And those who heard him proved to us that it is true.
4. God also proved it by using miraculous signs, wonders, and all kinds of miracles. And he proved it by giving people various gifts through the Holy Spirit in just the way he wanted.
5. God did not choose angels to be the rulers over the new world that was coming. That future world is the world we have been talking about.
6. It is written some place in the Scriptures, "Why are people so important to you? Why do you even think about them? Why do you care about the son of man? Is he so important?
7. For a short time you made him lower than the angels. You crowned him with glory and honor.
8. You put everything under his control. " If God put everything under his control, then there was nothing left that he did not rule. But we don't yet see him ruling over everything.
9. For a short time Jesus was made lower than the angels, but now we see him wearing a crown of glory and honor because he suffered and died. Because of God's grace, Jesus died for everyone.
10. God—the one who made all things and for whose glory all things exist— wanted many people to be his children and share his glory. So he did what he needed to do. He made perfect the one who leads those people to salvation. He made Jesus a perfect Savior through his suffering.
11. Jesus, the one who makes people holy, and those who are made holy are from the same family. So he is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.
12. He says, "God, I will tell my brothers and sisters about you. Before all your people I will sing your praises."
13. He also says, "I will trust in God." And he says, "I am here, and with me are the children God has given me."
14. These children are people with physical bodies. So Jesus himself became like them and had the same experiences they have. Jesus did this so that, by dying, he could destroy the one who has the power of death—the devil.
15. Jesus became like these people and died so that he could free them. They were like slaves all their lives because of their fear of death.
16. Clearly, it is not angels that Jesus helps. He helps the people who are from Abraham.
17. For this reason, Jesus had to be made like us, his brothers and sisters, in every way. He became like people so that he could be their merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. Then he could bring forgiveness for the people's sins.
18. And now he can help those who are tempted. He is able to help because he himself suffered and was tempted.