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December 3

Daniel 9:1-27
1. It was the first year that Darius, son of Ahasuerus, of the race of the Medes, reigned over the kingdom of the Chaldeans;
2. in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, tried to understand in the Scriptures the counting of the years of which the LORD spoke to the prophet Jeremiah: that for the ruins of Jerusalem seventy years must be fulfilled.
3. I turned to the Lord God, pleading in earnest prayer, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
4. I prayed to the LORD, my God, and confessed, "Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you and observe your commandments!
5. We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.
6. We have not obeyed your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers, and all the people of the land.
7. Justice, O Lord, is on your side; we are shamefaced even to this day: the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and all Israel, near and far, in all the countries to which you have scattered them because of their treachery toward you.
8. O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers, for having sinned against you.
9. But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness! Yet we rebelled against you
10. and paid no heed to your command, O LORD, our God, to live by the law you gave us through your servants the prophets.
11. Because all Israel transgressed your law and went astray, not heeding your voice, the sworn malediction, recorded in the law of Moses, the servant of God, was poured out over us for our sins.
12. You carried out the threats you spoke against us and against those who governed us, by bringing upon us in Jerusalem the greatest calamity that has ever occurred under heaven.
13. As it is written in the law of Moses, this calamity came full upon us. As we did not appease the LORD, our God, by turning back from our wickedness and recognizing his constancy,
14. so the LORD kept watch over the calamity and brought it upon us. You, O LORD, our God, are just in all that you have done, for we did not listen to your voice.
15. "Now, O Lord, our God, who led your people out of the land of Egypt with a strong hand, and made a name for yourself even to this day, we have sinned, we are guilty.
16. O Lord, in keeping with all your just deeds, let your anger and your wrath be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain. On account of our sins and the crimes of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become the reproach of all our neighbors.
17. Hear, therefore, O God, the prayer and petition of your servant; and for your own sake, O Lord, let your face shine upon your desolate sanctuary.
18. Give ear, O my God, and listen; open your eyes and see our ruins and the city which bears your name. When we present our petition before you, we rely not on our just deeds, but on your great mercy.
19. O Lord, hear! O Lord, pardon! O Lord, be attentive and act without delay, for your own sake, O my God, because this city and your people bear your name!"
20. I was still occupied with my prayer, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, presenting my petition to the LORD, my God, on behalf of his holy mountain--
21. I was still occupied with this prayer, when Gabriel, the one whom I had seen before in vision, came to me in rapid flight at the time of the evening sacrifice.
22. He instructed me in these words: "Daniel, I have now come to give you understanding.
23. When you began your petition, an answer was given which I have come to announce, because you are beloved. Therefore, mark the answer and understand the vision.
24. "Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and for your holy city: Then transgression will stop and sin will end, guilt will be expiated, Everlasting justice will be introduced, vision and prophecy ratified, and a most holy will be anointed.
25. Know and understand this: From the utterance of the word that Jerusalem was to be rebuilt Until one who is anointed and a leader, there shall be seven weeks. During sixty-two weeks it shall be rebuilt, With streets and trenches, in time of affliction.
26. After the sixty-two weeks an anointed shall be cut down when he does not possess the city; And the people of a leader who will come shall destroy the sanctuary. Then the end shall come like a torrent; until the end there shall be war, the desolation that is decreed.
27. For one week he shall make a firm compact with the many; Half the week he shall abolish sacrifice and oblation; On the temple wing shall be the horrible abomination until the ruin that is decreed is poured out upon the horror."

Daniel 10:1-21
1. In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel, who had been named Belteshazzar. The revelation was certain: a great war; he understood it from the vision.
2. In those days, I, Daniel, mourned three full weeks.
3. I ate no savory food, I took no meat or wine, and I did not anoint myself at all until the end of the three weeks.
4. On the twenty-fourth day of the first month I was on the bank of the great river, the Tigris.
5. As I looked up, I saw a man dressed in linen with a belt of fine gold around his waist.
6. His body was like chrysolite, his face shown like lightning, his eyes were like fiery torches, his arms and feet looked like burnished bronze, and his voice sounded like the roar of a multitude.
7. I alone, Daniel, saw the vision; but great fear seized the men who were with me; they fled and hid themselves, although they did not see the vision.
8. So I was left alone, seeing this great vision. No strength remained in me; I turned the color of death and was powerless.
9. When I heard the sound of his voice, I fell face forward in a faint.
10. But then a hand touched me, raising me to my hands and knees.
11. "Daniel, beloved," he said to me, "understand the words which I am speaking to you; stand up, for my mission now is to you." When he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
12. "Fear not, Daniel," he continued; "from the first day you made up your mind to acquire understanding and humble yourself before God, your prayer was heard. Because of it I started out,
13. but the prince of the kingdom of Persia stood in my way for twenty-one days, until finally Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me. I left him there with the prince of the kings of Persia,
14. and came to make you understand what shall happen to your people in the days to come; for there is yet a vision concerning those days."
15. While he was speaking thus to me, I fell forward and kept silent.
16. Then something like a man's hand touched my lips; I opened my mouth and said to the one facing me, "My lord, I was seized with pangs at the vision and I was powerless.
17. How can my lord's servant speak with you, my lord? For now no strength or even breath is left in me."
18. The one who looked like a man touched me again and strengthened me, saying,
19. "Fear not, beloved, you are safe; take courage and be strong."
20. When he spoke to me, I grew strong and said, "Speak, my lord, for you have strengthened me." "Do you know," he asked, "why I have come to you? Soon I must fight the prince of Persia again. When I leave, the prince of Greece will come;
21. but I shall tell you what is written in the truthful book. No one supports me against all these except Michael, your prince,

Psalms 137:7-9
7. Remember, LORD, against Edom that day at Jerusalem. They said: "Level it, level it down to its foundations!"
8. Fair Babylon, you destroyer, happy those who pay you back the evil you have done us!
9. Happy those who seize your children and smash them against a rock.

Proverbs 29:15-15
15. The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a boy left to his whims disgraces his mother.

1 John 1:1-10
1. What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life--
2. for the life was made visible; we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us--
3. what we have seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; for our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
4. We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.
5. Now this is the message that we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.
6. If we say, "We have fellowship with him," while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth.
7. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
8. If we say, "We are without sin," we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.
10. If we say, "We have not sinned," we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.