התנך בשנה אחת

דֵצֶמבֶּר 16

Amos 8:1-14
1. This is what the Lord GOD showed me: a basket of ripe fruit.
2. "What do you see, Amos?" he asked. I answered, "A basket of ripe fruit." Then the LORD said to me: The time is ripe to have done with my people Israel; I will forgive them no longer.
3. The temple songs shall become wailings on that day, says the Lord GOD. Many shall be the corpses, strewn everywhere.-- Silence!
4. Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land!
5. "When will the new moon be over," you ask, "that we may sell our grain, and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat? We will diminish the ephah, add to the shekel, and fix our scales for cheating!
6. We will buy the lowly man for silver, and the poor man for a pair of sandals; even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!"
7. The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Never will I forget a thing they have done!
8. Shall not the land tremble because of this, and all who dwell in it mourn, While it rises up and tosses like the Nile, and settles back like the river of Egypt?
9. On that day, says the Lord GOD, I will make the sun set at midday and cover the earth with darkness in broad daylight.
10. I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentations. I will cover the loins of all with sackcloth and make every head bald. I will make them mourn as for an only son, and bring their day to a bitter end.
11. Yes, days are coming, says the Lord GOD, when I will send famine upon the land: Not a famine of bread, or thirst for water, but for hearing the word of the LORD.
12. Then shall they wander from sea to sea and rove from the north to the east In search of the word of the LORD, but they shall not find it.
13. On that day, fair virgins and young men shall faint from thirst;
14. Those who swear by the shameful idol of Samaria, "By the life of your god, O Dan!" "By the life of your love, O Beersheba!" those shall fall, never to rise again.

Amos 9:1-15
1. I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: Strike the bases, so that the doorjambs totter till you break them off on the heads of them all! Those who are left I will slay with the sword; not one shall flee, no survivor shall escape.
2. Though they break through to the nether world, even from there my hand shall bring them out; Though they climb to the heavens, I will bring them down;
3. Though they hide on the summit of Carmel, there too I will hunt them out and take them away; Though they hide from my gaze in the bottom of the sea, I will command the serpent there to bite them;
4. Though they are led into captivity by their enemies, there will I command the sword to slay them. I will fix my gaze upon them for evil, and not for good,
5. I, the Lord GOD of hosts. I melt the earth with my touch, so that all who dwell on it mourn, While it all rises up like the Nile, and settles back like the river of Egypt;
6. I have built heaven, my upper chamber, and established my vault over the earth; I summon the waters of the sea and pour them upon the surface of the earth, I, the LORD by name.
7. Are you not like the Ethiopians to me, O men of Israel, says the LORD? Did I not bring the Israelites from the land of Egypt As I brought the Philistines from Caphtor and the Arameans from Kir?
8. The eyes of the Lord GOD are on this sinful kingdom; I will destroy it from off the face of the earth. But I will not destroy the house of Jacob completely, says the LORD.
9. For see, I have given the command to sift the house of Israel among all the nations, As one sifts with a sieve, letting no pebble fall to the ground.
10. By the sword shall all sinners among my people die, those who say, "Evil will not reach or overtake us."
11. On that day I will raise up the fallen hut of David; I will wall up its breaches, raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old,
12. That they may conquer what is left of Edom and all the nations that shall bear my name, say I, the LORD, who will do this.
13. Yes, days are coming, says the LORD, When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the vintager, him who sows the seed; The juice of grapes shall drip down the mountains, and all the hills shall run with it.
14. I will bring about the restoration of my people Israel; they shall rebuild and inhabit their ruined cities, Plant vineyards and drink the wine, set out gardens and eat the fruits.
15. I will plant them upon their own ground; never again shall they be plucked From the land I have given them, say I, the LORD, your God.

Psalms 143:1-6
1. A psalm of David. LORD, hear my prayer; in your faithfulness listen to my pleading; answer me in your justice.
2. Do not enter into judgment with your servant; before you no living being can be just.
3. The enemy has pursued me; they have crushed my life to the ground. They have left me in darkness like those long dead.
4. My spirit is faint within me; my heart is dismayed.
5. I remember the days of old; I ponder all your deeds; the works of your hands I recall.
6. I stretch out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land. Selah

Proverbs 30:1-4
1. The words of Agur, son of Jakeh the Massaite: The pronouncement of mortal man: "I am not God; I am not God, that I should prevail.
2. Why, I am the most stupid of men, and have not even human intelligence;
3. Neither have I learned wisdom, nor have I the knowledge of the Holy One.
4. Who has gone up to heaven and come down again-- who has cupped the wind in his hands? Who has bound up the waters in a cloak-- who has marked out all the ends of the earth? What is his name, what is his son's name, if you know it?"

Revelation 6:1-17
1. Then I watched while the Lamb broke open the first of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures cry out in a voice like thunder, "Come forward."
2. I looked, and there was a white horse, and its rider had a bow. He was given a crown, and he rode forth victorious to further his victories.
3. When he broke open the second seal, I heard the second living creature cry out, "Come forward."
4. Another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And he was given a huge sword.
5. When he broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature cry out, "Come forward." I looked, and there was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand.
6. I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures. It said, "A ration of wheat costs a day's pay, and three rations of barley cost a day's pay. But do not damage the olive oil or the wine."
7. When he broke open the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature cry out, "Come forward."
8. I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades accompanied him. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth.
9. When he broke open the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the witness they bore to the word of God.
10. They cried out in a loud voice, "How long will it be, holy and true master, before you sit in judgment and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?"
11. Each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to be patient a little while longer until the number was filled of their fellow servants and brothers who were going to be killed as they had been.
12. Then I watched while he broke open the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; the sun turned as black as dark sackcloth and the whole moon became like blood.
13. The stars in the sky fell to the earth like unripe figs shaken loose from the tree in a strong wind.
14. Then the sky was divided like a torn scroll curling up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
15. The kings of the earth, the nobles, the military officers, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid themselves in caves and among mountain crags.
16. They cried out to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,
17. because the great day of their wrath has come and who can withstand it?"