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Bible in one year


October 3


Isaiah 57:1-21
1. The righteous one perishes, and no one takes it to heart; faithful men are swept away, with no one realizing that the righteous one is swept away from the presence of evil.
2. He will enter into peace-- they will rest on their beds-- everyone who lives uprightly.
3. But come here, you sons of a sorceress, offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute!
4. Who is it you are mocking? Who is it you are opening your mouth and sticking out your tongue at? Isn't it you, you rebellious children, you race of liars,
5. who burn with lust among the oaks, under every flourishing tree, who slaughter children in the wadis below the clefts of the rocks?
6. Your portion is among the smooth [stones] of the wadi; indeed, they are your lot. You have even poured out a drink offering to them; you have offered a grain offering; should I be satisfied with these?
7. You have placed your bed on a high and lofty mountain; you also went up there to offer sacrifice.
8. You have set up your memorial behind the door and doorpost. For away from Me, you stripped, went up, and made your bed wide, and you have made a bargain for yourself with them. You have loved their bed; you have gazed on their genitals.
9. You went to the king with oil and multiplied your perfumes; you sent your envoys far away and sent [them] down even to Sheol.
10. You became weary on your many journeys, [but] you did not say, "I give up!" You found a renewal of your strength; therefore you did not grow weak.
11. Who was it you dreaded and feared, so that you lied and didn't remember Me or take it to heart? Have I not kept silent for such a long time and you do not fear Me?
12. I will expose your righteousness, and your works-- they will not profit you.
13. When you cry out, let your collection [of idols] deliver you! The wind will carry all of them off, a breath will take them away. But whoever takes refuge in Me will inherit the land and possess My holy mountain.
14. He said, "Build it up, build it up, prepare the way, remove [every] obstacle from My people's way."
15. For the High and Exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy says this: "I live in a high and holy place, and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and revive the heart of the oppressed.
16. For I will not accuse [you] forever, and I will not always be angry; for then the spirit would grow weak before Me, even the breath [of man], which I have made.
17. Because of his sinful greed I was angry, so I struck him; I was angry and hid; but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.
18. I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and comfort him and his mourners,
19. creating words of praise." The LORD says, "Peace, peace to the one who is far or near, and I will heal him.
20. But the wicked are like the storm-tossed sea, for it cannot be still, and its waters churn up mire and muck.
21. There is no peace for the wicked," says my God.

Isaiah 58:1-14
1. "Cry out loudly, don't hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet. Tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2. They seek Me day after day and delight to know My ways, like a nation that does what is right and does not abandon the justice of their God. They ask Me for righteous judgments; they delight in the nearness of God."
3. "Why have we fasted, but You have not seen? We have denied ourselves, but You haven't noticed!" "Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast, and oppress all your workers.
4. You fast [with] contention and strife to strike viciously with [your] fist. You cannot fast as [you do] today, [hoping] to make your voice heard on high.
5. Will the fast I choose be like this: A day for a person to deny himself, to bow his head like a reed, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast and a day acceptable to the LORD?
6. Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke?
7. Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and to not ignore your own flesh [and blood]?
8. Then your light will appear like the dawn, and your recovery will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, and the LORD's glory will be your rear guard.
9. At that time, when you call, the LORD will answer; when you cry out, He will say: Here I am. If you get rid of the yoke from those around you, the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,
10. and if you offer yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted one, then your light will shine in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.
11. The LORD will always lead you, satisfy you in a parched land, and strengthen your bones. You will be like a watered garden and like a spring whose waters never run dry.
12. Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will restore the foundations laid long ago; you will be called the repairer of broken walls, the restorer of streets where people live.
13. "If you keep from desecrating the Sabbath, from doing whatever you want on My holy day; if you call the Sabbath a delight, and the holy [day] of the LORD honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, seeking your own pleasure, or talking too much;
14. then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and I will make you ride over the heights of the land, and let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Psalms 114:1-8
1. When Israel came out of Egypt-- the house of Jacob from a people who spoke a foreign language--
2. Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion.
3. The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back.
4. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills, like lambs.
5. Why was it, sea, that you fled? Jordan, that you turned back?
6. Mountains, that you skipped like rams? Hills, like lambs?
7. Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8. who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.

Proverbs 26:22-22
22. A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being.

Ephesians 5:1-16
1. Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.
2. And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
3. But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.
4. And coarse and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks.
5. For know and recognize this: no sexually immoral or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God.
6. Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things God's wrath is coming on the disobedient.
7. Therefore, do not become their partners.
8. For you were once darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Walk as children of light--
9. for the fruit of the light [results] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth--
10. discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.
11. Don't participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead, expose them.
12. For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.
13. Everything exposed by the light is made clear,
14. for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said: Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.
15. Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk-- not as unwise people but as wise--
16. making the most of the time, because the days are evil.