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Bible in one year


October 4


Isaiah 59:1-21
1. Indeed, the LORD's hand is not too short to save, and His ear is not too deaf to hear.
2. But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide [His] face from you so that He does not listen.
3. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and you mutter injustice.
4. No one makes claims justly; no one pleads honestly. They trust in empty and worthless words; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.
5. They hatch viper's eggs and weave spider's webs. Whoever eats their eggs will die; crack one open, and a viper is hatched.
6. Their webs cannot become clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their works are sinful works, and violent acts are in their hands.
7. Their feet run after evil, and they rush to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.
8. They have not known the path of peace, and there is no justice in their ways. They have made their roads crooked; no one who walks on them will know peace.
9. Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We hope for light, but there is darkness; for brightness, but we live in the night.
10. We grope along a wall like the blind; we grope like those without eyes. We stumble at noon as though it were twilight; [we are] like the dead among those who are healthy.
11. We all growl like bears and moan like doves. We hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, [but] it is far from us.
12. For our transgressions have multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us. For our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities:
13. transgression and deception against the LORD, turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering lying words from the heart.
14. Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far off. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.
15. Truth is missing, and whoever turns from evil is plundered. The LORD saw that there was no justice, and He was offended.
16. He saw that there was no man-- He was amazed that there was no one interceding; so His own arm brought salvation, and His own righteousness supported Him.
17. He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and He wrapped Himself in zeal as in a cloak.
18. Thus He will repay according to [their] deeds: fury to His enemies, retribution to His foes, and He will repay the coastlands.
19. They will fear the name of the LORD in the west, and His glory in the east; for He will come like a rushing stream driven by the wind of the LORD.
20. The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those in Jacob who turn from transgression. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
21. "As for Me, this is My covenant with them," says the LORD: "My Spirit who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouth of your children, or from the mouth of your children's children, from now on and forever," says the LORD.

Isaiah 60:1-22
1. Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD shines over you.
2. For look, darkness covers the earth, and total darkness the peoples; but the LORD will shine over you, and His glory will appear over you.
3. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your radiance.
4. Raise your eyes and look around: they all gather and come to you; your sons will come from far away, and your daughters will be carried on the hip.
5. Then you will see and be radiant, and your heart will tremble and rejoice, because the riches of the sea will become yours, and the wealth of the nations will come to you.
6. Caravans of camels will cover your land-- young camels of Midian and Ephah-- all of them will come from Sheba. They will carry gold and frankincense and proclaim the praises of the LORD.
7. All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth will serve you and go up on My altar as an acceptable [sacrifice]. I will glorify My beautiful house.
8. Who are these who fly like a cloud, like doves to their shelters?
9. Yes, the islands will wait for Me with the ships of Tarshish in the lead, to bring your children from far away, their silver and gold with them, for the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, who has glorified you.
10. Foreigners will build up your walls, and their kings will serve you. Although I struck you in My wrath, yet I will show mercy to you with My favor.
11. Your gates will always be open; they will never be shut day or night so that the wealth of the nations may be brought into you, with their kings being led [in procession].
12. For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve you will perish; those nations will be annihilated.
13. The glory of Lebanon will come to you-- [its] pine, fir, and cypress together-- to beautify the place of My sanctuary, and I will glorify My dwelling place.
14. The sons of your oppressors will come and bow down to you; all who reviled you will fall down on their faces at your feet. They will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15. Instead of your being deserted and hated, with no one passing through, I will make you an object of eternal pride, a joy from age to age.
16. You will nurse on the milk of nations, and nurse at the breast of kings; you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17. I will bring gold instead of bronze; I will bring silver instead of iron, bronze instead of wood, and iron instead of stones. I will appoint peace as your guard and righteousness as your ruler.
18. Violence will never again be heard of in your land; devastation and destruction [will be gone from] your borders. But you will name your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
19. The sun will no longer be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.
20. Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not fade; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will be over.
21. Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the land forever; they are the branch I planted, the work of My hands, so that I may be glorified.
22. The least will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the LORD; I will accomplish it quickly in its time.

Psalms 115:1-8
1. Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to Your name give glory because of Your faithful love, because of Your truth.
2. Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"
3. Our God is in heaven and does whatever He pleases.
4. Their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.
5. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
6. They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell.
7. They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk. They cannot make a sound with their throats.
8. Those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

Proverbs 26:23-23
23. Smooth lips with an evil heart are like glaze on an earthen vessel.

Ephesians 5:17-33
17. So don't be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
18. And don't get drunk with wine, which [leads to] reckless actions, but be filled with the Spirit:
19. speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music to the Lord in your heart,
20. giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
21. submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.
22. Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord,
23. for the husband is head of the wife as also Christ is head of the church. He is the Savior of the body.
24. Now as the church submits to Christ, so wives should [submit] to their husbands in everything.
25. Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,
26. to make her holy, cleansing her in the washing of water by the word.
27. He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless.
28. In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29. For no one ever hates his own flesh, but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church,
30. since we are members of His body.
31. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.
32. This mystery is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33. To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.