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Bible in one year


November 9


Ezekiel 9:1-11
1. Then God shouted to the leaders in charge of punishing the city. Each leader had his own destructive weapon in his hand.
2. Then I saw six men walking on the road from the upper gate. This gate is on the north side. Each man had his own deadly weapon in his hand. One of the men wore linen clothes. He wore a scribe's pen and ink set at his waist. Those men went to the bronze altar in the Temple and stood there.
3. Then the Glory of the God of Israel rose from above the Cherub angels where he had been. Then the Glory went to the door of the Temple and stopped when he was over the threshold. Then he called to the man wearing the linen clothes and the scribe's pen and ink set.
4. Then the Lord (Glory) said to him, "Go through the city of Jerusalem. Put a mark on the forehead of everyone who feels sad and upset about all the terrible things people are doing in this city."
5. Then I heard God say to the other men, "I want you to follow the first man. You must kill all those who do not have the mark on their foreheads. It doesn't matter if they are elders, young men or young women, children or mothers—you must use your weapon and kill everyone who does not have the mark on their forehead. Don't show any mercy. Don't feel sorry for anyone. Start here at my Temple." So they started with the elders in front of the Temple.
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7. He said to them, "Make this Temple unclean —fill this courtyard with dead bodies! Now go!" So they went and killed the people in the city.
8. I stayed there while the men went to kill the people. I bowed with my face to the ground and said, "Oh Lord God, in showing your anger against Jerusalem, are you killing all the survivors in Israel?"
9. He said, "The family of Israel and Judah have committed many very bad sins! People are being murdered everywhere in this country, and the city is filled with crime. That is because the people say to themselves, 'The Lord left this country. He cannot see what we are doing.'
10. So I will not show any mercy or feel sorry for them. They brought it on themselves. I am only giving them the punishment they deserve!"
11. Then the man wearing linen clothes and a scribe's pen and ink set spoke up. He said, "I have done what you commanded."

Ezekiel 10:1-22
1. Then I looked up at the bowl over the heads of the Cherub angels. The bowl looked clear blue like sapphire, and there was something that looked like a throne over it.
2. Then {the one sitting on the throne} said to the man dressed in linen clothes, "Step into the area between the wheels under the Cherub angels. Take a handful of the burning coals from between the Cherub angels and go throw them over the city of Jerusalem." The man walked past me.
3. The Cherub angels were standing in the area south of the Temple as the man walked to them. The cloud filled the inner courtyard.
4. Then the Glory of the Lord rose up off the Cherub angels near the threshold of the door of the Temple. Then the cloud filled the Temple, and the bright light from the Glory of the Lord filled the whole courtyard.
5. The noise from the wings of the Cherub angels could be heard all the way out in the outer courtyard. The sound was very loud—like the thundering voice when God All-Powerful speaks.
6. God had given the man dressed in linen clothes a command. He had told him to go into the area between the wheels among the Cherub angels and get some hot coals. So the man went there and stood by the wheel.
7. One of the Cherub angels reached out his hand and took some of the hot coals from the area between the Cherub angels. He poured the coals into the man's hands, and the man left.
8. (The Cherub angels had what looked like human arms under their wings.)
9. Then I noticed that there were four wheels. There was one wheel by each Cherub angel, and the wheels looked like a clear yellow jewel.
10. There were four wheels, and they all looked the same. They looked like there was a wheel in a wheel.
11. They could go in any direction when they moved, but {the Cherub angels} did not turn around when they moved. They went in the direction that the head was looking. They did not turn around when they moved.
12. There were eyes all over their bodies. There were eyes on their backs, on their arms, on their wings, and on their wheels—on all four wheels!
13. These wheels were what I heard called, "the area between the wheels."
14. Each Cherub angel had four faces. The first was the face of a Cherub, the second was the face of a man, the third was a lion's face, and the fourth was an eagle's face. (These Cherub angels were the living beings I saw in the vision by the Kebar Canal. ) Then the Cherub angels rose into the air,
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16. and the wheels rose with them. When the Cherub angels raised their wings and flew into the air, not even the wheels turned around.
17. If they flew into the air, the wheels went with them. If they stood still, so did the wheels, because the spirit of the living being was in them.
18. Then the Glory of the Lord rose from the threshold of the Temple, moved to the place over the Cherub angels, and stopped there.
19. Then the Cherub angels raised their wings and flew into the air. I saw them leave. The wheels went with them. Then they stopped at the East Gate of the Lord's Temple. The Glory of the God of Israel was in the air above them.
20. These were the living beings under the Glory of the God of Israel in the vision at the Kebar Canal, and now I realized they were Cherub angels.
21. Each living being had four faces, four wings, and something that looked like human arms under their wings.
22. The faces of the Cherub angels were the same as the four faces on the living beings in the vision by the Kebar Canal. They all looked straight ahead in the direction they were going.

Psalms 121:1-8
1. A song for going up to the Temple. I look up to the hills, but where will my help really come from?
2. My help will come from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth.
3. He will not let you fall. Your Protector will not fall asleep.
4. Israel's Protector does not get tired. He never sleeps.
5. The Lord is your Protector. The Lord stands by your side, shading and protecting you.
6. The sun cannot harm you during the day, and the moon cannot harm you at night.
7. The Lord will protect you from every danger. The Lord will protect your soul.
8. The Lord will protect you as you come and go. He will protect both now and forever!

Proverbs 28:16-16
16. A foolish ruler hurts the people under him, but a ruler who hates wrong will rule for a long time.

Hebrews 5:1-14
1. Every Jewish high priest is chosen from among men. That priest is given the work of helping people with the things they must do for God. He must offer to God gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2. The high priest has his own weaknesses. So he is able to be gentle with those who do wrong out of ignorance.
3. He offers sacrifices for their sins, but he must also offer sacrifices for his own sins.
4. To be a high priest is an honor. But no one chooses himself for this work. That person must be chosen by God just as Aaron was.
5. It is the same with Christ. He did not choose himself to have the glory of becoming a high priest. But God chose him. God said to Christ, "You are my Son. Today I have become your Father."
6. And in another part of the Scriptures God says, "You are a priest forever— the kind of priest Melchizedek was."
7. While Christ lived on earth he prayed to God, asking for help from the one who could save him from death. He prayed to God with loud cries and tears. And his prayers were answered because of his great respect for God.
8. Jesus was the Son of God, but he still suffered, and through his sufferings he learned to obey whatever God says.
9. This made him the perfect high priest, who provides the way for everyone who obeys him to be saved forever.
10. God made him high priest, just like Melchizedek.
11. We have many things to tell you about this. But it is hard to explain because you have stopped trying to understand.
12. You have had enough time that by now you should be teachers. But you need someone to teach you again the first lessons of God's teaching. You still need the teaching that is like milk. You are not ready for solid food.
13. Anyone who lives on milk is still a baby and is not able to understand much about living right.
14. But solid food is for people who have grown up. From their experience they have learned to see the difference between good and evil.