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Bible in one year


October 8


Jeremiah 1:1-19
1. The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin,
2. to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
3. It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the exile of Jerusalem in the fifth month.
4. Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
5. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
6. Then I said, "Alas, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth."
7. But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak.
8. "Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you," declares the LORD.
9. Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
10. "See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."
11. The word of the LORD came to me saying, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "I see a rod of an almond tree."
12. Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it."
13. The word of the LORD came to me a second time saying, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north."
14. Then the LORD said to me, "Out of the north the evil will break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.
15. "For, behold, I am calling all the families of the kingdoms of the north," declares the LORD; "and they will come and they will set each one his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its walls round about and against all the cities of Judah.
16. "I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.
17. "Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.
18. "Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.
19. "They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 2:1-37
1. Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
2. "Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.
3. "Israel was holy to the LORD, The first of His harvest. All who ate of it became guilty; Evil came upon them," declares the LORD.'"
4. Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.
5. Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?
6. "They did not say, 'Where is the LORD Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and of pits, Through a land of drought and of deep darkness, Through a land that no one crossed And where no man dwelt?'
7. "I brought you into the fruitful land To eat its fruit and its good things. But you came and defiled My land, And My inheritance you made an abomination.
8. "The priests did not say, 'Where is the LORD?' And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me, And the prophets prophesied by Baal And walked after things that did not profit.
9. "Therefore I will yet contend with you," declares the LORD, "And with your sons' sons I will contend.
10. "For cross to the coastlands of Kittim and see, And send to Kedar and observe closely And see if there has been such a thing as this!
11. "Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.
12. "Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate," declares the LORD.
13. "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.
14. "Is Israel a slave? Or is he a homeborn servant? Why has he become a prey?
15. "The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly. And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.
16. "Also the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes Have shaved the crown of your head.
17. "Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way?
18. "But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of the Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of the Euphrates?
19. "Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.
20. "For long ago I broke your yoke And tore off your bonds; But you said, 'I will not serve!' For on every high hill And under every green tree You have lain down as a harlot.
21. "Yet I planted you a choice vine, A completely faithful seed. How then have you turned yourself before Me Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?
22. "Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord GOD.
23. "How can you say, 'I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals'? Look at your way in the valley! Know what you have done! You are a swift young camel entangling her ways,
24. A wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness, That sniffs the wind in her passion. In the time of her heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; In her month they will find her.
25. "Keep your feet from being unshod And your throat from thirst; But you said, 'It is hopeless! No! For I have loved strangers, And after them I will walk.'
26. "As the thief is shamed when he is discovered, So the house of Israel is shamed; They, their kings, their princes And their priests and their prophets,
27. Who say to a tree, 'You are my father,' And to a stone, 'You gave me birth.' For they have turned their back to Me, And not their face; But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.'
28. "But where are your gods Which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you In the time of your trouble; For according to the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah.
29. "Why do you contend with Me? You have all transgressed against Me," declares the LORD.
30. "In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.
31. "O generation, heed the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of thick darkness? Why do My people say, 'We are free to roam; We will no longer come to You'?
32. "Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me Days without number.
33. "How well you prepare your way To seek love! Therefore even the wicked women You have taught your ways.
34. "Also on your skirts is found The lifeblood of the innocent poor; You did not find them breaking in. But in spite of all these things,
35. Yet you said, 'I am innocent; Surely His anger is turned away from me.' Behold, I will enter into judgment with you Because you say, 'I have not sinned.'
36. "Why do you go around so much Changing your way? Also, you will be put to shame by Egypt As you were put to shame by Assyria.
37. "From this place also you will go out With your hands on your head; For the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust, And you will not prosper with them."

Psalms 116:5-14
5. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate.
6. The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
7. Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
8. For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling.
9. I shall walk before the LORD In the land of the living.
10. I believed when I said, "I am greatly afflicted."
11. I said in my alarm, "All men are liars."
12. What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?
13. I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the LORD.
14. I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people.

Proverbs 27:1-1
1. Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

Philippians 3:1-21
1. Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
2. Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
3. for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
4. although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:
5. circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;
6. as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
7. But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
8. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
9. and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
10. that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
11. in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
12. Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
13. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
14. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;
16. however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.
17. Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
18. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ,
19. whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
20. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
21. who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.