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December 13


Amos 1:1-15
1. The words of Amos, who was one of the sheep breeders from Tekoa-- what he saw regarding Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
2. He said: The LORD roars from Zion and raises His voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the summit of Carmel withers.
3. The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing Damascus for three crimes, even four, because they threshed Gilead with iron sledges.
4. Therefore, I will send fire against Hazael's palace, and it will consume Ben-hadad's citadels.
5. I will break down the gates of Damascus. I will cut off the ruler from the Valley of Aven, and the one who wields the scepter from Beth-eden. The people of Aram will be exiled to Kir. The LORD has spoken.
6. The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing Gaza for three crimes, even four, because they exiled a whole community, handing them over to Edom.
7. Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Gaza, and it will consume its citadels.
8. I will cut off the ruler from Ashdod, and the one who wields the scepter from Ashkelon. I will also turn My hand against Ekron, and the remainder of the Philistines will perish. The Lord God has spoken.
9. The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing Tyre for three crimes, even four, because they handed over a whole community of exiles to Edom and broke a treaty of brotherhood.
10. Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Tyre, and it will consume its citadels.
11. The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing Edom for three crimes, even four, because he pursued his brother with the sword. He stifled his compassion, his anger tore [at them] continually, and he harbored his rage incessantly.
12. Therefore, I will send fire against Teman, and it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.
13. The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing the Ammonites for three crimes, even four, because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to enlarge their territory.
14. Therefore, I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah, and it will consume its citadels. There will be shouting on the day of battle and a violent wind on the day of the storm.
15. Their king and his princes will go into exile together. The LORD has spoken.

Amos 2:1-16
1. The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing Moab for three crimes, even four, because he burned to lime the bones of the king of Edom.
2. Therefore, I will send fire against Moab, and it will consume the citadels of Kerioth. Moab will die with a tumult, with shouting and the sound of the ram's horn.
3. I will cut off the judge from the land and kill all its officials with him. The LORD has spoken.
4. The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing Judah for three crimes, even four, because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept His statutes. The lies that their ancestors followed have led them astray.
5. Therefore, I will send fire against Judah, and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem.
6. The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing Israel for three crimes, even four, because they sell a righteous person for silver and a needy person for a pair of sandals.
7. They trample the heads of the poor on the dust of the ground and block the path of the needy. A man and his father have sexual relations with the same girl, profaning My holy name.
8. They stretch out beside every altar on garments taken as collateral, and they drink in the house of their God wine obtained through fines.
9. Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced; his height was like the cedars, and he was as sturdy as the oaks; I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.
10. And I brought you from the land of Egypt and led you 40 years in the wilderness in order to possess the land of the Amorite.
11. I raised up some of your sons as prophets and some of your young men as Nazirites. Is this not the case, Israelites? [This is] the LORD's declaration.
12. But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets: Do not prophesy.
13. Look, I am about to crush [you] in your place as a wagon full of sheaves crushes [grain].
14. Escape will fail the swift, the strong one will not prevail by his strength, and the brave will not save his life.
15. The archer will not stand [his ground], the [one who is] swift of foot will not save himself, and the one riding a horse will not save his life.
16. Even the most courageous of the warriors will flee naked on that day-- the LORD's declaration.

Amos 3:1-15
1. Listen to this message that the LORD has spoken against you, Israelites, against the entire clan that I brought from the land of Egypt:
2. I have known only you out of all the clans of the earth; therefore, I will punish you for all your iniquities.
3. Can two walk together without agreeing to meet?
4. Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion growl from its lair unless it has captured [something]?
5. Does a bird land in a trap on the ground if there is no bait for it? Does a trap spring from the ground when it has caught nothing?
6. If a ram's horn is blown in a city, aren't people afraid? If a disaster occurs in a city, hasn't the LORD done it?
7. Indeed, the Lord God does nothing without revealing His counsel to His servants the prophets.
8. A lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who will not prophesy?
9. Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt: Assemble on the mountains of Samaria and see the great turmoil in the city and the acts of oppression within it.
10. The people are incapable of doing right-- the LORD's declaration-- those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.
11. Therefore, the Lord God says: An enemy will surround the land; he will destroy your strongholds and plunder your citadels.
12. The LORD says: As the shepherd snatches two legs or a piece of an ear from the lion's mouth, so the Israelites who live in Samaria will be rescued with [only] the corner of a bed or the cushion of a couch.
13. Listen and testify against the house of Jacob-- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God, the God of Hosts.
14. I will punish the altars of Bethel on the day I punish Israel for its crimes; the horns of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.
15. I will demolish the winter house and the summer house; the houses [inlaid with] ivory will be destroyed, and the great houses will come to an end-- the LORD's declaration.

Psalms 141:1-4
1. [A Davidic psalm.] LORD, I call on You; hurry to [help] me. Listen to my voice when I call on You.
2. May my prayer be set before You as incense, the raising of my hands as the evening offering.
3. LORD, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
4. Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing or wickedly perform reckless acts with men who commit sin. Do not let me feast on their delicacies.

Proverbs 29:25-25
25. The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.

Revelation 3:1-22
1. "To the angel of the church in Sardis write: "The One who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says: I know your works; you have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead.
2. Be alert and strengthen what remains, which is about to die, for I have not found your works complete before My God.
3. Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you.
4. But you have a few people in Sardis who have not defiled their clothes, and they will walk with Me in white, because they are worthy.
5. In the same way, the victor will be dressed in white clothes, and I will never erase his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before My Father and before His angels.
6. "Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.
7. "To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: "The Holy One, the True One, the One who has the key of David, who opens and no one will close, and closes and no one opens says:
8. I know your works. Because you have limited strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name, look, I have placed before you an open door that no one is able to close.
9. Take note! I will make those from the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying-- note this-- I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you.
10. Because you have kept My command to endure, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is going to come over the whole world to test those who live on the earth.
11. I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one takes your crown.
12. The victor: I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of My God, and he will never go out again. I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God-- the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God-- and My new name.
13. "Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.
14. "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: "The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God's creation says:
15. I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot.
16. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth.
17. Because you say, 'I'm rich; I have become wealthy, and need nothing,' and you don't know that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked,
18. I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire so that you may be rich, and white clothes so that you may be dressed and your shameful nakedness not be exposed, and ointment to spread on your eyes so that you may see.
19. As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be committed and repent.
20. Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me.
21. The victor: I will give him the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I also won the victory and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22. "Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."