Bible in one year

September 6

Isaiah 3:1-26
1. Understand what I am telling you: The Lord God All-Powerful will take away everything Judah and Jerusalem depend on. He will take away all the food and water.
2. He will take away all the heroes and soldiers. He will take away all the judges, the prophets, the fortunetellers, and the elders.
3. He will take away the army officers and important officials. He will take away the skilled counselors, the magicians, and those who try to tell the future.
4. The Lord says, "I will put young boys in charge of you. They will be your leaders.
5. The people will turn against each other. Young people will not respect those who are older. The common people will not respect important leaders."
6. In those days a man will grab one of his brothers from his own family and tell him, "You have a coat, so you will be our leader. You will be the leader over all these ruins."
7. But the brother will refuse and say, "I cannot help you. I don't have enough food or clothes for my own family. You will not make me your leader."
8. This will happen because Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen. They turned against the Lord. They said and did things against him, right in front of his glorious eyes.
9. The look on their faces shows that they are guilty. They are like the people of Sodom; they don't care who sees their sin. But it will be very bad for them. They will get what they deserve.
10. Tell the people who do what is right that good things will happen to them. They will receive a reward for what they do.
11. But it will be very bad for wicked people, because they, too, will get what they deserve. They will get what they did to others.
12. Even children will defeat my people, and women will rule over them. My people, your guides lead you the wrong way, and they destroy the path you should follow.
13. Look, the Lord is standing to judge his people.
14. The Lord is ready to present his case against the elders and leaders of his people. The Lord says, "You people have burned the vineyard, and what you stole from the poor is still in your houses.
15. What gives you the right to hurt my people? What gives you the right to push the faces of the poor into the dirt?" The Lord God All- Powerful said this.
16. The Lord says, "The women in Zion have become very proud. They walk around with their heads in the air, acting like they are better than other people. They flirt with their eyes and make tinkling sounds with their ankle bracelets as they take their quick little steps."
17. The Lord will put sores on the heads of those women in Zion. The Lord will make their heads bald.
18. Then the Lord will take away everything they are proud of: the beautiful ankle bracelets, the necklaces that look like the sun and the moon,
19. the earrings, bracelets, and veils,
20. the scarves, the ankle chains, the cloth belts worn around their waists, the bottles of perfume, the charms,
21. the signet rings, and the nose rings,
22. the fine dresses, robes, veils, and purses,
23. the mirrors, linen dresses, turbans, and long shawls.
24. Those women now have sweet-smelling perfume, but it will get moldy and stink. Now they wear belts, but then they will have only ropes to wear. Now they have their hair fixed in fancy ways, but then their heads will be shaved—they will have no hair. Now they have party dresses, but then they will have only mourning clothes. They have beauty marks on their faces now, but then they will have another mark. It will be a mark burned into their skin to show that they are slaves.
25. Your men will be killed with swords. Your heroes will die in war.
26. There will be crying and sadness in the meeting places by the city gates. Jerusalem will sit there empty, like a woman who has lost everything to thieves and robbers and now just sits on the ground and cries.

Isaiah 4:1-6
1. At that time seven women will grab one man and say, "Please marry us! We will supply our own food and make our own clothes. You won't have to do anything else if you let us wear your name and take away our shame."
2. At that time the Lord's plant will be very beautiful and glorious. The people in Israel who survived will be very proud of what the land grows.
3. And all those who are left in Zion and Jerusalem will be called holy. Their names were on the list of people in Jerusalem who were allowed to live.
4. The Lord will wash away the filth from the daughters of Zion. He will wash away the blood from Jerusalem. With a spirit of judgment that burns like fire, he will make everything pure.
5. Then the Lord will create a cloud of smoke in the day and a bright flame of fire at night over every building and over every meeting of the people on the mountain of Zion. And there will be a covering over everyone for protection.
6. It will be a shelter to protect the people from the heat of the sun and from all kinds of storms and rain.

Psalms 105:7-22
7. The Lord is our God. He rules the whole world.
8. He will remember his agreement forever. He will always keep the promises he made to his people.
9. He will keep the agreement he made with Abraham and the promise he made to Isaac.
10. He gave it as a law to Jacob. He gave it to Israel as an agreement that will last forever!
11. He said, "I will give you the land of Canaan. It will be your very own."
12. At the time God said this, there were only a few of his people, and they were strangers there.
13. They traveled around from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14. But the Lord did not let anyone mistreat them. He warned kings not to harm them.
15. He said, "Don't hurt my chosen people. Don't harm my prophets. "
16. He caused a famine in that country, and people did not have enough food.
17. But he sent a man named Joseph to go ahead of them. Joseph was sold like a slave.
18. They tied a rope around his feet and put an iron ring around his neck.
19. Joseph was a slave until what he had said really happened. The Lord's message proved that Joseph was right.
20. So the king of Egypt set him free. That nation's leader let him out of jail.
21. He put Joseph in charge of his house. Joseph took care of everything the king owned.
22. Joseph gave instructions to the other leaders. He taught the older men.

Proverbs 24:26-27
26. An honest answer is as pleasing as a kiss on the lips.
27. First get your fields ready, next plant your crops, and then build your house.

1 Corinthians 15:1-28
1. Now, brothers and sisters, I want you to remember the Good News I told you about. You received that Good News message, and you continue to base your life on it.
2. It is that Good News that saves you, but you must continue believing the message just as I told it to you. If you don't, then you believed for nothing.
3. I gave you the message that I received. I told you the most important truths: that Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say;
4. that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day, as the Scriptures say;
5. and that he showed himself to Peter and then to the twelve apostles.
6. After that, Christ showed himself to more than 500 of the brothers and sisters at the same time. Most of them are still living today, but some have died.
7. Then he showed himself to James and later to all the apostles.
8. Last of all, he showed himself to me. I was different, like a baby born before the normal time.
9. All the other apostles are greater than I am. I say this because I persecuted the church of God. That is why I am not even good enough to be called an apostle.
10. But, because of God's grace, that is what I am. And his grace that he gave me was not wasted. I worked harder than all the other apostles. (But I was not really the one working. It was God's grace that was with me.)
11. So then it is not important if I told you God's message or if it was the other apostles who told you—we all tell people the same message, and this is what you believed.
12. We tell everyone that Christ was raised from death. So why do some of you say that people will not be raised from death?
13. If no one will ever be raised from death, then Christ has never been raised.
14. And if Christ has never been raised, then the message we tell is worth nothing. And your faith is worth nothing.
15. And we will also be guilty of lying about God, because we have told people about him, saying that he raised Christ from death. And if no one is raised from death, then God never raised Christ from death.
16. If those who have died are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
17. And if Christ has not been raised from death, then your faith is for nothing; you are still guilty of your sins.
18. And those in Christ who have already died are lost.
19. If our hope in Christ is only for this life here on earth, then people should feel more sorry for us than for anyone else.
20. But Christ really has been raised from death—the first one of all those who will be raised.
21. Death comes to people because of what one man did. But now there is resurrection from death because of another man.
22. I mean that in Adam all of us die. And in the same way, in Christ all of us will be made alive again.
23. But everyone will be raised to life in the right order. Christ was first to be raised. Then, when Christ comes again, those who belong to him will be raised to life.
24. Then the end will come. Christ will destroy all rulers, authorities, and powers. Then he will give the kingdom to God the Father.
25. Christ must rule until God puts all enemies under his control.
26. The last enemy to be destroyed will be death.
27. As the Scriptures say, "God put everything under his control." When it says that "everything" is put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself. God is the one putting everything under Christ's control.
28. After everything has been put under Christ, then the Son himself will be put under God. God is the one who put everything under Christ. And Christ will be put under God so that God will be the complete ruler over everything.