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Bible in one year


November 7


Ezekiel 5:1-17
1. "Son of man, after your famine you must do this: Take a sharp sword and use it like a barber's razor. Shave off your hair and beard. Put the hair on a scale and weigh it. Separate it into three equal parts. Put a third of your hair on the brick that has the picture of the city on it. Burn that hair in that 'city.' Then use the sword and cut a third of your hair into small pieces all around the outside of the 'city.' Next, throw a third of your hair into the air and let the wind blow it away. This will show that I will pull out my sword and chase some of the people into faraway countries.
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3. But then you must get a few of those hairs and wrap them up in your robe.
4. Take some of those hairs and throw them into the fire. This will show that a fire will start there and burn throughout the whole house of Israel. "
5. Then the Lord God said to me, "The brick is a picture of Jerusalem. I put Jerusalem in the middle of other nations, with countries all around her.
6. The people rebelled against my commands. They were worse than any of the other nations! They broke more of my laws than any of the people in the countries around them. They refused to listen to my commands. They did not obey my laws."
7. So the Lord God says, "I will do this because you did not obey my laws and commands. You broke more of my laws than the people who lived around you, and you did what even they know is wrong!"
8. So the Lord God says, "So now, even I am against you! I will punish you while those other people watch.
9. I will do things to you that I have never done before. And I will never do those terrible things again, because you did so many terrible things.
10. People in Jerusalem will be so hungry that parents will eat their own children, and children will eat their own parents. I will punish you in many ways, and those who are left alive, I will scatter them to the winds."
11. The Lord God says, "Jerusalem, I promise by my life that I will punish you! I promise that I will punish you, because you did terrible things to my Holy Place. You did horrible things that made it dirty. I will punish you. I will not show any mercy or feel sorry for you.
12. A third of your people will die inside the city from diseases and hunger. Another third will die in battle outside the city. And then I will pull out my sword and chase the last third of your people into faraway countries.
13. Only then will I stop being angry with your people. I will know that they have been punished for the bad things they did to me. They will know that I am the Lord, and that I spoke to them because of my strong love for them!"
14. God said, "Jerusalem, I will destroy you—you will be nothing but a pile of rocks. The people around you will make fun of you. Everyone who walks by will make fun of you.
15. People around you will make fun of you, but you will also be a lesson for them. They will see that I was angry and punished you. I was very angry and I warned you. I, the Lord, told you what I would do.
16. I told you I would send you terrible times of hunger. I told you I would send you things that would destroy you. I told you that I would take away your supply of food and that those times of hunger would come again and again.
17. I told you I would send hunger and wild animals against you that would kill your children. I told you there would be disease and death everywhere in the city. I told you I would bring enemy soldiers to fight against you. I, the Lord, told you all these things would happen!"

Ezekiel 6:1-14
1. Then the word of the Lord came to me again.
2. He said, "Son of man, turn toward the mountains of Israel. Speak against them for me.
3. Tell the mountains this: "'Mountains of Israel, listen to this message from the Lord God! The Lord God says these things to the hills and mountains and to the ravines and valleys. Look! I am bringing the enemy to fight against you. I will destroy your high places.
4. Your altars will be broken into pieces. Your incense altars will be smashed, and I will throw down your dead bodies in front of your filthy idols.
5. I will put the dead bodies of the people of Israel in front of their filthy idols. I will scatter your bones around your altars.
6. Bad things will happen wherever your people live. Their cities will become piles of rock. Their high places will be destroyed, so those places of worship will never be used again. The altars will all be destroyed. People will never worship those filthy idols again. The incense altars will be smashed. Everything you made will be destroyed completely.
7. Your people will be killed, and then you will know that I am the Lord!'"
8. God said, "But I will let a few of your people escape. They will live in other countries for a short time. I will scatter them and force them to live in other countries.
9. Then the survivors will be taken prisoners. They will be forced to live in other countries, but they will remember me. I broke their spirit. They will hate themselves for the evil things they did. In the past, they turned away from me and left me. They chased after their filthy idols. They were like a woman leaving her husband and running off with another man. They did many terrible things,
10. but they will learn that I am the Lord. Then they will know that if I say that I will do something, I will do it! They will know that I caused all of the troubles that happened to them."
11. Then the Lord God said to me, "Clap your hands and stamp your feet. Speak against all the terrible things that the people of Israel have done. Warn them that they will be killed by disease and hunger. Tell them they will be killed in war.
12. People far away will die from disease. People near this place will be killed with swords, and those who are left in the city will starve to death. Only then will I stop being angry.
13. Only then will you know that I am the Lord. You will know this when you see your dead bodies in front of your filthy idols and around their altars. Those bodies will be near every one of your places for worship, on every high hill and mountain, under every green tree and every oak tree with leaves. You offered your sacrifices everywhere. They were a sweet smell for your filthy idols.
14. But I will raise my arm over you and punish you and your people, wherever they live! I will destroy your country! It will be emptier than Diblah Desert. Then they will know that I am the Lord!"

Psalms 119:169-176
169. Taw Lord, listen to my cry for help. Make me wise, as you promised.
170. Listen to my prayer. Save me, as you promised.
171. I will burst into songs of praise, because you have taught me your laws.
172. Let my voice sing about your word, because all your commands are good.
173. I have chosen to follow your instructions, so reach out and help me!
174. Lord, I want you to save me. Your teachings make me happy.
175. Let me live to praise you. Let me find the help I need in your laws.
176. I have wandered away like a lost sheep. Come and find me. I am your servant, and I have not forgotten your commands.

Proverbs 28:14-14
14. People who respect others will be blessed, but stubborn people will have plenty of troubles.

Hebrews 3:1-19
1. So, my brothers and sisters, those chosen by God to be his holy people think about Jesus. He is the one we believe God sent to save us and to be our high priest.
2. God made him our high priest, and he was faithful to God just as Moses was. He did everything God wanted him to do in God's house.
3. When someone builds a house, people will honor the builder more than the house. It is the same with Jesus. He should have more honor than Moses.
4. Every house is built by someone, but God built everything.
5. Moses was faithful as a servant in God's whole house. He told people what God would say in the future.
6. But Christ is faithful in ruling God's house as the Son. And we are God's house, if we remain confident of the great hope we are glad to say we have.
7. So it is just as the Holy Spirit says: "If you hear God's voice today,
8. don't be stubborn as you were in the past, when you turned against God. That was the day you tested God in the desert.
9. For 40 years in the desert your people saw what I did. But they tested me and my patience.
10. So I was angry with them. I said, 'Their thoughts are always wrong. They have never understood my ways.'
11. So I was angry and made a promise: 'They will never enter my place of rest.'"
12. So, brothers and sisters, be careful that none of you has the evil thoughts that cause so much doubt that you stop following the living God.
13. But encourage each other every day, while you still have something called "today. " Help each other so that none of you will be fooled by sin and become too hard to change.
14. We have the honor of sharing in all that Christ has if we continue until the end to have the sure faith we had in the beginning.
15. That's why the Spirit said, "If you hear God's voice today, don't be stubborn as in the past when you turned against God."
16. Who were those who heard God's voice and turned against him? It was all the people Moses led out of Egypt.
17. And who was God angry with for 40 years? He was angry with those who sinned. And their dead bodies were left in the desert.
18. And which people was God talking to when he promised that they would never enter his place of rest? He was talking to those who did not obey him.
19. So we see that they were not allowed to enter and have God's rest, because they did not believe.