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Bible in one year


September 4


Song of Solomon 7:1-13
1. "How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince's daughter! The curves of your hips are like jewels, The work of the hands of an artist.
2. "Your navel is like a round goblet Which never lacks mixed wine; Your belly is like a heap of wheat Fenced about with lilies.
3. "Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle.
4. "Your neck is like a tower of ivory, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon By the gate of Bath-rabbim; Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, Which faces toward Damascus.
5. "Your head crowns you like Carmel, And the flowing locks of your head are like purple threads; The king is captivated by your tresses.
6. "How beautiful and how delightful you are, My love, with all your charms!
7. "Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters.
8. "I said, 'I will climb the palm tree, I will take hold of its fruit stalks.' Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of your breath like apples,
9. And your mouth like the best wine! It goes down smoothly for my beloved, Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.
10. "I am my beloved's, And his desire is for me.
11. "Come, my beloved, let us go out into the country, Let us spend the night in the villages.
12. "Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded And its blossoms have opened, And whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.
13. "The mandrakes have given forth fragrance; And over our doors are all choice fruits, Both new and old, Which I have saved up for you, my beloved.

Song of Solomon 8:1-14
1. "Oh that you were like a brother to me Who nursed at my mother's breasts. If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you; No one would despise me, either.
2. "I would lead you and bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me; I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.
3. "Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me."
4. "I want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."
5. "Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning on her beloved? Beneath the apple tree I awakened you; There your mother was in labor with you, There she was in labor and gave you birth.
6. "Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the LORD.
7. "Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will rivers overflow it; If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, It would be utterly despised."
8. "We have a little sister, And she has no breasts; What shall we do for our sister On the day when she is spoken for?
9. "If she is a wall, We will build on her a battlement of silver; But if she is a door, We will barricade her with planks of cedar."
10. "I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers; Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace.
11. "Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He entrusted the vineyard to caretakers. Each one was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.
12. "My very own vineyard is at my disposal; The thousand shekels are for you, Solomon, And two hundred are for those who take care of its fruit."
13. "O you who sit in the gardens, My companions are listening for your voice--Let me hear it!"
14. "Hurry, my beloved, And be like a gazelle or a young stag On the mountains of spices."

Psalms 104:31-35
31. Let the glory of the LORD endure forever; Let the LORD be glad in His works;
32. He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33. I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34. Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.
35. Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!

Proverbs 24:21-22
21. My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change,
22. For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin that comes from both of them?

1 Corinthians 14:1-20
1. Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
2. For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.
3. But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.
4. One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.
5. Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.
6. But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching?
7. Yet even lifeless things, either flute or harp, in producing a sound, if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp?
8. For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?
9. So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.
10. There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning.
11. If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me.
12. So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.
13. Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
14. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
15. What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.
16. Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?
17. For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified.
18. I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;
19. however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
20. Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.