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Bible in one year


September 3


Song of Solomon 5:1-16
1. I have come to my garden-- my sister, my bride. I gather my myrrh with my spices. I eat my honeycomb with my honey. I drink my wine with my milk. Eat, friends! Drink, be intoxicated with love!
2. I sleep, but my heart is awake. A sound! My love is knocking! Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. For my head is drenched with dew, my hair with droplets of the night.
3. I have taken off my clothing. How can I put it back on? I have washed my feet. How can I get them dirty?
4. My love thrust his hand through the opening, and my feelings were stirred for him.
5. I rose to open for my love. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with flowing myrrh on the handles of the bolt.
6. I opened to my love, but my love had turned and gone away. I was crushed that he had left. I sought him, but did not find him. I called him, but he did not answer.
7. The guards who go about the city found me. They beat and wounded me; they took my cloak from me-- the guardians of the walls.
8. Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you: if you find my love, tell him that I am lovesick.
9. What makes the one you love better than another, most beautiful of women? What makes him better than another, that you would give us this charge?
10. My love is fit and strong, notable among ten thousand.
11. His head is purest gold. His hair is wavy and black as a raven.
12. His eyes are like doves beside streams of water, washed in milk and set like jewels.
13. His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh.
14. His arms are rods of gold set with topaz. His body is an ivory panel covered with sapphires.
15. His legs are alabaster pillars set on pedestals of pure gold. His presence is like Lebanon, as majestic as the cedars.
16. His mouth is sweetness. He is absolutely desirable. This is my love, and this is my friend, young women of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 6:1-13
1. Where has your love gone, most beautiful of women? Which way has he turned? We will seek him with you.
2. My love has gone down to his garden, to beds of spice, to feed in the gardens and gather lilies.
3. I am my love's and my love is mine; he feeds among the lilies.
4. You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, lovely as Jerusalem, awe-inspiring as an army with banners.
5. Turn your eyes away from me, for they captivate me. Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down from Gilead.
6. Your teeth are like a flock of ewes coming up from washing, each one having a twin, and not one missing.
7. Behind your veil, your brow is like a slice of pomegranate.
8. There are 60 queens and 80 concubines and young women without number.
9. But my dove, my virtuous one, is unique; she is the favorite of her mother, perfect to the one who gave her birth. Women see her and declare her fortunate; queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:
10. Who is thiswho shines like the dawn-- as beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as an army with banners?
11. I came down to the walnut grove to see the blossoms of the valley, to see if the vines were budding and the pomegranates blooming.
12. Before I knew it, my desire put me [among] the chariots of my noble people.
13. Come back, come back, Shulammite! Come back, come back, that we may look at you! Why are you looking at the Shulammite, as you [look] at the dance of the two camps?

Psalms 104:24-30
24. How countless are Your works, LORD! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures.
25. Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number-- living things both large and small.
26. There the ships move about, and Leviathan, which You formed to play there.
27. All of them wait for You to give them their food at the right time.
28. When You give it to them, they gather it; when You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
29. When You hide Your face, they are terrified; when You take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.
30. When You send Your breath, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth.

Proverbs 24:19-20
19. Don't worry because of evildoers, and don't envy the wicked.
20. For the evil have no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1. If I speak the languages of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2. If I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so that I can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3. And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4. Love is patient; love is kind. Love does not envy; is not boastful; is not conceited;
5. does not act improperly; is not selfish; is not provoked; does not keep a record of wrongs;
6. finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth;
7. bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for languages, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
9. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10. But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.
11. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things.
12. For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known.
13. Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.