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December 15


Amos 6:1-14
1. Woe to those who are at ease in Zion And to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, The distinguished men of the foremost of nations, To whom the house of Israel comes.
2. Go over to Calneh and look, And go from there to Hamath the great, Then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are they better than these kingdoms, Or is their territory greater than yours?
3. Do you put off the day of calamity, And would you bring near the seat of violence?
4. Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall,
5. Who improvise to the sound of the harp, And like David have composed songs for themselves,
6. Who drink wine from sacrificial bowls While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.
7. Therefore, they will now go into exile at the head of the exiles, And the sprawlers' banqueting will pass away.
8. The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: "I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains."
9. And it will be, if ten men are left in one house, they will die.
10. Then one's uncle, or his undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" And that one will say, "No one." Then he will answer, "Keep quiet. For the name of the LORD is not to be mentioned."
11. For behold, the LORD is going to command that the great house be smashed to pieces and the small house to fragments.
12. Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
13. You who rejoice in Lodebar, And say, "Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?"
14. "For behold, I am going to raise up a nation against you, O house of Israel," declares the LORD God of hosts, "And they will afflict you from the entrance of Hamath To the brook of the Arabah."

Amos 7:1-17
1. Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, He was forming a locust-swarm when the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king's mowing.
2. And it came about, when it had finished eating the vegetation of the land, that I said, "Lord GOD, please pardon! How can Jacob stand, For he is small?"
3. The LORD changed His mind about this. "It shall not be," said the LORD.
4. Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, the Lord GOD was calling to contend with them by fire, and it consumed the great deep and began to consume the farm land.
5. Then I said, "Lord GOD, please stop! How can Jacob stand, for he is small?"
6. The LORD changed His mind about this. "This too shall not be," said the Lord GOD.
7. Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.
8. The LORD said to me, "What do you see, Amos?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "Behold I am about to put a plumb line In the midst of My people Israel. I will spare them no longer.
9. "The high places of Isaac will be desolated And the sanctuaries of Israel laid waste. Then I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword."
10. Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endure all his words.
11. "For thus Amos says, 'Jeroboam will die by the sword and Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.'"
12. Then Amaziah said to Amos, "Go, you seer, flee away to the land of Judah and there eat bread and there do your prophesying!
13. "But no longer prophesy at Bethel, for it is a sanctuary of the king and a royal residence."
14. Then Amos replied to Amaziah, "I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs.
15. "But the LORD took me from following the flock and the LORD said to me, 'Go prophesy to My people Israel.'
16. "Now hear the word of the LORD: you are saying, 'You shall not prophesy against Israel nor shall you speak against the house of Isaac.'
17. "Therefore, thus says the LORD, 'Your wife will become a harlot in the city, your sons and your daughters will fall by the sword, your land will be parceled up by a measuring line and you yourself will die upon unclean soil. Moreover, Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.'"

Psalms 142:1-7
1. I cry aloud with my voice to the LORD; I make supplication with my voice to the LORD.
2. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him.
3. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path. In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.
4. Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.
5. I cried out to You, O LORD; I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.
6. "Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.
7. "Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name; The righteous will surround me, For You will deal bountifully with me."

Proverbs 29:27-27
27. An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.

Revelation 5:1-14
1. I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals.
2. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?"
3. And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it.
4. Then I began to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it;
5. and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."
6. And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.
7. And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.
8. When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
9. And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
10. "You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth."
11. Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,
12. saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."
13. And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever."
14. And the four living creatures kept saying, "Amen." And the elders fell down and worshiped.