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December 13


Amos 1:1-15
1. The words of Amos, a shepherd from Tekoa, which he received in vision concerning Israel, in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake:
2. The LORD will roar from Zion, and from Jerusalem raise his voice: The pastures of the shepherds will languish, and the summit of Carmel wither.
3. Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they threshed Gilead with sledges of iron,
4. I will send fire upon the house of Hazael, to devour the castles of Ben-hadad.
5. I will break the bar of Damascus; I will root out those who live in the Valley of Aven, And the sceptered ruler of Beth-eden; the people of Aram shall be exiled to Kir, says the LORD.
6. Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of Gaza, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they took captive whole groups to hand over to Edom,
7. I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza, to devour her castles;
8. I will root out those who live in Ashdod, and the sceptered ruler of Ashkelon; I will turn my hand against Ekron, and the last of the Philistines shall perish, says the Lord God.
9. Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of Tyre, and for four I will not revoke my word; Because they delivered whole groups captive to Edom, and did not remember the pact of brotherhood,
10. I will send fire upon the wall of Tyre,to devour her castles.
11. Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of Edom, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because he pursued his brother with the sword, choking up all pity; Because he persisted in his anger and kept his wrath to the end,
12. I will send fire upon Teman, and it will devour the castles of Bozrah.
13. Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of the Ammonites, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they ripped open expectant mothers in Gilead, while extending their territory,
14. I will kindle a fire upon the wall of Rabbah, and it will devour her castles Amid clamor on the day of battle and stormwind in a time of tempest.
15. Their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes with him, says the LORD.

Amos 2:1-16
1. Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of Moab, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because he burned to ashes the bones of Edom's king,
2. I will send fire upon Moab, to devour the castles of Kerioth; Moab shall meet death amid uproar and shouts and trumpet blasts.
3. I will root out the judge from her midst, and her princes I will slay with him, says the LORD.
4. Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of Judah, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they spurned the law of the LORD, and did not keep his statutes; Because the lies which their fathers followed have led them astray,
5. I will send fire upon Judah, to devour the castles of Jerusalem.
6. Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they sell the just man for silver, and the poor man for a pair of sandals.
7. They trample the heads of the weak into the dust of the earth, and force the lowly out of the way. Son and father go to the same prostitute, profaning my holy name.
8. Upon garments taken in pledge they recline beside any altar; And the wine of those who have been fined they drink in the house of their god.
9. Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorites before them, who were as tall as the cedars, and as strong as the oak trees. I destroyed their fruit above, and their roots beneath.
10. It was I who brought you up from the land of Egypt, and who led you through the desert for forty years, to occupy the land of the Amorites:
11. I who raised up prophets among your sons, and nazirites among your young men. Is this not so, O men of Israel? says the LORD.
12. But you gave the nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13. Beware, I will crush you into the ground as a wagon crushes when laden with sheaves.
14. Flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong man shall not retain his strength; The warrior shall not save his life,
15. nor the bowman stand his ground; The swift of foot shall not escape, nor the horseman save his life.
16. And the most stouthearted of warriors shall flee naked on that day, says the LORD.

Amos 3:1-15
1. Hear this word, O men of Israel, that the LORD pronounces over you, over the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt:
2. You alone have I favored, more than all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your crimes.
3. Do two walk together unless they have agreed?
4. Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from its den unless it has seized something?
5. Is a bird brought to earth by a snare when there is no lure for it? Does a snare spring up from the ground without catching anything?
6. If the trumpet sounds in a city, will the people not be frightened? If evil befalls a city, has not the LORD caused it?
7. Indeed, the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants, the prophets.
8. The lion roars-- who will not be afraid! The Lord GOD speaks-- who will not prophesy!
9. Proclaim this in the castles of Ashdod, in the castles of the land of Egypt: "Gather about the mountain of Samaria, and see the great disorders within her, the oppression in her midst."
10. For they know not how to do what is right, says the LORD, Storing up in their castles what they have extorted and robbed.
11. Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD: An enemy shall surround the land, and strip you of your strength, and pillage your castles,
12. Thus says the LORD: As the shepherd snatches from the mouth of the lion a pair of legs or the tip of an ear of his sheep, So the Israelites who dwell in Samaria shall escape with the corner of a couch or a piece of a cot.
13. Hear and bear witness against the house of Jacob, says the Lord GOD, the God of hosts:
14. On the day when I punish Israel for his crimes, I will visit also the altars of Bethel: The horns of the altar shall be broken off and fall to the ground.
15. Then will I strike the winter house and the summer house; The ivory apartments shall be ruined, and their many rooms shall be no more, says the LORD.

Psalms 141:1-4
1. A psalm of David. LORD, I call to you; come quickly to help me; listen to my plea when I call.
2. Let my prayer be incense before you; my uplifted hands an evening sacrifice.
3. Set a guard, LORD, before my mouth, a gatekeeper at my lips.
4. Do not let my heart incline to evil, or yield to any sin. I will never feast upon the fine food of evildoers.

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

Revelation 3:1-22
1. "To the angel of the church in Sardis, write this: " 'The one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says this: "I know your works, that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.
2. Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.
3. Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent. If you are not watchful, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come upon you.
4. However, you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; they will walk with me dressed in white, because they are worthy.
5. " '"The victor will thus be dressed in white, and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name in the presence of my Father and of his angels.
6. " '"Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'
7. "To the angel of the church in Philadelphia, write this: " 'The holy one, the true, who holds the key of David, who opens and no one shall close, who closes and no one shall open, says this:
8. " '"I know your works (behold, I have left an open door before you, which no one can close). You have limited strength, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
9. Behold, I will make those of the assembly of Satan who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying, behold I will make them come and fall prostrate at your feet, and they will realize that I love you.
10. Because you have kept my message of endurance, I will keep you safe in the time of trial that is going to come to the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
11. I am coming quickly. Hold fast to what you have, so that no one may take your crown.
12. " '"The victor I will make into a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never leave it again. On him I will inscribe 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, as well as my new name.
13. " '"Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'
14. "To the angel of the church in Laodicea, write this: " 'The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God's creation, says this:
15. "I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot.
16. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
17. For you say, 'I am rich and affluent and have no need of anything,' and yet do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
18. I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich, and white garments to put on so that your shameful nakedness may not be exposed, and buy ointment to smear on your eyes so that you may see.
19. Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent.
20. " '"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, (then) I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.
21. I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne, as I myself first won the victory and sit with my Father on his throne.
22. " '"Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'"