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November 24


Ezekiel 39:1-29
1. "As for you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: This is what the Lord God says: Look, I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.
2. I will turn you around, drive you on, and lead you up from the remotest parts of the north. I will bring you against the mountains of Israel.
3. Then I will knock your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand.
4. You, all your troops, and the peoples who are with you will fall on the mountains of Israel. I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and to the wild animals.
5. You will fall on the open field, for I have spoken." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
6. "I will send fire against Magog and those who live securely on the coasts and islands. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
7. So I will make My holy name known among My people Israel and will no longer allow it to be profaned. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8. Yes, it is coming, and it will happen." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God. "This is the day I have spoken about.
9. "Then the inhabitants of Israel's cities will go out, kindle fires, and burn the weapons-- the bucklers and shields, the bows and arrows, the clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them to make fires.
10. They will not gather wood from the countryside or cut [it] down from the forests, for they will use the weapons to make fires. They will take the loot from those who looted them and plunder those who plundered them." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
11. "Now on that day I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel-- the Valley of the Travelers east of the Sea. It will block those who travel through, for Gog and all his hordes will be buried there. So [it] will be called the Valley of Hamon-gog.
12. The house of Israel will spend seven months burying them in order to cleanse the land.
13. All the people of the land will bury [them] and their fame will spread on the day I display My glory." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
14. "They will appoint men on a full-time basis to pass through the land and bury the invaders who remain on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. They will make [their] search at the end of the seven months.
15. When they pass through the land and one of them sees a human bone, he will erect a marker next to it until the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon-gog.
16. There will even be a city named Hamonah [there]. So they will cleanse the land.
17. "Son of man, this is what the Lord God says: Tell every kind of bird and all the wild animals: Assemble and come! Gather from all around to My sacrificial feast that I am slaughtering for you, a great feast on the mountains of Israel; you will eat flesh and drink blood.
18. You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the earth's princes: rams, lambs, male goats, and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19. You will eat fat until you are satisfied and drink blood until you are drunk, at My sacrificial feast that I have prepared for you.
20. At My table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, of mighty men and all the warriors." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
21. "I will display My glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the judgment I have executed and the hand I have laid on them.
22. From that day forward the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God.
23. And the nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile on account of their iniquity, because they dealt unfaithfully with Me. Therefore, I hid My face from them and handed them over to their enemies, so that they all fell by the sword.
24. I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and transgressions, and I hid My face from them.
25. "So this is what the Lord God says: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have compassion on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for My holy name.
26. They will feel remorse for their disgrace and all the unfaithfulness they committed against Me, when they live securely in their land with no one to frighten [them].
27. When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the countries of their enemies, I will demonstrate My holiness through them in the sight of many nations.
28. They will know that I am the LORD their God when I regather them to their own land after having exiled them among the nations. I will leave none of them behind.
29. I will no longer hide My face from them, for I will pour out My Spirit on the house of Israel." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.

Ezekiel 40:1-49
1. In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month in the fourteenth year after Jerusalem had been captured, on that very day the LORD's hand was on me, and He brought me there.
2. In visions of God He took me to the land of Israel and set me down on a very high mountain. On its southern [slope] was a structure resembling a city.
3. He brought me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand. He was standing by the gate.
4. He spoke to me: "Son of man, look with your eyes, listen with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for you have been brought here so that I might show [it] to you. Report everything you see to the house of Israel."
5. Now there was a wall surrounding the outside of the temple. The measuring rod in the man's hand was six units of 21 inches; each unit was the standard length plus three inches. He measured the thickness of the [wall] structure; it was about 10 feet, and its height was the same.
6. Then he came to the gate that faced east and climbed its steps. He measured the threshold of the gate; it was 10 feet deep-- the first threshold was 10 feet deep.
7. Each recess was about 10 feet long and 10 feet deep, and there was [a space of] eight and three-quarter feet between the recesses. The [inner] threshold of the gate on the temple side next to the gate's portico was about 10 feet.
8. Next he measured the portico of the gate;
9. it was 14 feet, and its pilasters were three and a half feet. The portico of the gate was on the temple side.
10. There were three recesses on each side of the east gate, each with the same measurements, and the pilasters on either side also had the same measurements.
11. Then he measured the width of the gate's entrance; it was 17 and a half feet, while the width of the gateway was 22 and three-quarter feet.
12. There was a barrier of 21 inches in front of the recesses on both sides, and the recesses on each side were 10 and a half feet square.
13. Then he measured the gateway from the roof of one recess to the roof of the [opposite] one; the distance was 43 and three-quarter feet. The openings of the recesses faced each other.
14. Next, he measured the pilasters-- 105 feet. The gate extended around to the pilaster of the court.
15. [The distance] from the front of the gate at the entrance to the front of the gate's portico on the inside was 87 and a half feet.
16. The recesses and their pilasters had beveled windows all around the inside of the gateway. The porticos also had windows all around on the inside. Each pilaster was decorated with palm trees.
17. Then he brought me into the outer court, and there were chambers and a paved surface laid out all around the court. Thirty chambers faced the pavement,
18. which flanked the gates and corresponded to the length of the gates; [this] was the lower pavement.
19. Then he measured the distance from the front of the lower gate to the exterior front of the inner court; it was 175 feet. [This] was the east; next the north [is described].
20. He measured the gate of the outer court facing north, [both] its length and width.
21. Its three recesses on each side, its pilasters, and its portico had the same measurements as the first gate: 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
22. Its windows, portico, and palm trees had the same measurements as those of the gate that faced east. Seven steps led up to the gate, and its portico was ahead of them.
23. The inner court had a gate facing the north gate, like the one on the east. He measured the distance from gate to gate; it was 175 feet.
24. He brought me to the south side, and there was also a gate on the south. He measured its pilasters and portico; they had the same measurements as the others.
25. Both the gate and its portico had windows all around, like the other windows. It was 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
26. Its stairway had seven steps, and its portico was ahead of them. It had palm trees on its pilasters, one on each side.
27. The inner court had a gate on the south. He measured from gate to gate on the south; it was 175 feet.
28. Then he brought me to the inner court through the south gate. When he measured the south gate, it had the same measurements as the others.
29. Its recesses, pilasters, and portico had the same measurements as the others. Both it and its portico had windows all around. It was 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
30. (There were porticoes all around, 43 and three-quarter feet long and eight and three-quarter feet wide.)
31. Its portico faced the outer court, and its pilasters were decorated with palm trees. Its stairway had eight steps.
32. Then he brought me to the inner court on the east side. When he measured the gate, it had the same measurements as the others.
33. Its recesses, pilasters, and portico had the same measurements as the others. Both it and its portico had windows all around. It was 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
34. Its portico faced the outer court, and its pilasters were decorated with palm trees on each side. Its stairway had eight steps.
35. Then he brought me to the north gate. When he measured [it], it had the same measurements as the others,
36. [as did] its recesses, pilasters, and portico. It also had windows all around. It was 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
37. Its portico faced the outer court, and its pilasters were decorated with palm trees on each side. Its stairway had eight steps.
38. There was a chamber whose door [opened] into the portico of the gate. The burnt offering was to be washed there.
39. Inside the portico of the gate there were two tables on each side, on which to slaughter the burnt offering, sin offering, and restitution offering.
40. Outside, as one approaches the entrance of the north gate, there were two tables on one side and two [more] tables on the other side of the gate's portico.
41. So there were four tables inside the gate and four outside, eight tables [in all] on which the slaughtering was to be done.
42. There were also four tables of cut stone for the burnt offering, [each] 31 and a half inches long, 31 and a half inches wide, and 21 inches high. The utensils used to slaughter the burnt offerings and [other] sacrifices were placed on them.
43. There were three-inch hooks fastened all around the inside of the room, and the flesh of the offering was to be laid on the tables.
44. Outside the inner gate, within the inner court, there were chambers for the singers: one beside the north gate, facing south, and another beside the south gate, facing north.
45. Then the man said to me: "This chamber that faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple.
46. The chamber that faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, the ones from the sons of Levi who may approach the LORD to serve Him."
47. Next he measured the court. It was square, 175 feet long and 175 feet wide. The altar was in front of the temple.
48. Then he brought me to the portico of the temple and measured the pilasters of the portico; they were eight and three-quarter feet [thick] on each side. The width of the gateway was 24 and a half feet, and the sidewalls of the gate were five and a quarter feet [wide] on each side.
49. The portico was 35 feet across and 21 feet deep, and 10 steps led up to it. There were pillars by the pilasters, one on each side.

Psalms 132:10-18
10. Because of Your servant David, do not reject Your anointed one.
11. The LORD swore an oath to David, a promise He will not abandon: "I will set one of your descendants on your throne.
12. If your sons keep My covenant and My decrees that I will teach them, their sons will also sit on your throne, forever."
13. For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His home:
14. "This is My resting place forever; I will make My home here because I have desired it.
15. I will abundantly bless its food; I will satisfy its needy with bread.
16. I will clothe its priests with salvation, and its godly people will shout for joy.
17. There I will make a horn grow for David; I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.
18. I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown he wears will be glorious."

Proverbs 29:5-5
5. A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

James 5:1-20
1. Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you.
2. Your wealth is ruined: your clothes are moth-eaten;
3. your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days!
4. Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who reaped your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.
5. You have lived luxuriously on the land and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter.
6. You have condemned-- you have murdered-- the righteous man; he does not resist you.
7. Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.
8. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.
9. Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!
10. Brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord's name as an example of suffering and patience.
11. See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job's endurance and have seen the outcome from the Lord: the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
12. Now above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your "yes" must be "yes," and your "no" must be "no," so that you won't fall under judgment.
13. Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.
14. Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord.
15. The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
16. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful.
17. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land.
18. Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its fruit.
19. My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back,
20. he should know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.