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December 14


Amos 4:1-13
1. "Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to your husbands, 'Bring, that we may drink!'
2. The Lord GOD has sworn by his holiness that, behold, the days are coming upon you, when they shall take you away with hooks, even the last of you with fishhooks.
3. And you shall go out through the breaches, each one straight ahead; and you shall be cast out into Harmon," declares the LORD.
4. "Come to Bethel, and transgress; to Gilgal, and multiply transgression; bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days;
5. offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill offerings, publish them; for so you love to do, O people of Israel!" declares the Lord GOD.
6. "I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in all your places, yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.
7. "I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither;
8. so two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.
9. "I struck you with blight and mildew; your many gardens and your vineyards, your fig trees and your olive trees the locust devoured; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.
10. "I sent among you a pestilence after the manner of Egypt; I killed your young men with the sword, and carried away your horses, and I made the stench of your camp go up into your nostrils; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.
11. "I overthrew some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a brand plucked out of the burning; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.
12. "Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!"
13. For behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth- the LORD, the God of hosts, is his name!

Amos 5:1-27
1. Hear this word that I take up over you in lamentation, O house of Israel:
2. "Fallen, no more to rise, is the virgin Israel; forsaken on her land, with none to raise her up."
3. For thus says the Lord GOD: "The city that went out a thousand shall have a hundred left, and that which went out a hundred shall have ten left to the house of Israel."
4. For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live;
5. but do not seek Bethel, and do not enter into Gilgal or cross over to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into exile, and Bethel shall come to nothing."
6. Seek the LORD and live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, with none to quench it for Bethel,
7. O you who turn justice to wormwood and cast down righteousness to the earth!
8. He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the LORD is his name;
9. who makes destruction flash forth against the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortress.
10. They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks the truth.
11. Therefore because you trample on the poor and you exact taxes of grain from him, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine.
12. For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins- you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.
13. Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.
14. Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said.
15. Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
16. Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord: "In all the squares there shall be wailing, and in all the streets they shall say, 'Alas! Alas!' They shall call the farmers to mourning and to wailing those who are skilled in lamentation,
17. and in all vineyards there shall be wailing, for I will pass through your midst," says the LORD.
18. Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! Why would you have the day of the LORD? It is darkness, and not light,
19. as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall, and a serpent bit him.
20. Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light, and gloom with no brightness in it?
21. "I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
22. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fattened animals, I will not look upon them.
23. Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
24. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
25. "Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
26. You shall take up Sikkuth your king, and Kiyyun your star-god- your images that you made for yourselves,
27. and I will send you into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.

Psalms 141:5-10
5. Let a righteous man strike me- it is a kindness; let him rebuke me- it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.
6. When their judges are thrown over the cliff, then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7. As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8. But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!
9. Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me and from the snares of evildoers!
10. Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.

Proverbs 29:26-26
26. Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that a man gets justice.

Revelation 4:1-11
1. After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this."
2. At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.
3. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald.
4. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads.
5. From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God,
6. and before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind:
7. the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight.
8. And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"
9. And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
10. the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11. "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."