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Bible in one year


December 4


Daniel 11:1-45
1. standing as a reinforcement and a bulwark for me.
2. Now I shall tell you the truth. "Three kings of Persia are yet to come; and a fourth shall acquire the greatest riches of all. Strengthened by his riches, he shall rouse all the kingdom of Greece.
3. But a powerful king shall appear and rule with great might, doing as he pleases.
4. No sooner shall he appear than his kingdom shall be broken and divided in four directions under heaven; but not among his descendants or in keeping with his mighty rule, for his kingdom shall be torn to pieces and belong to others than they.
5. "The king of the south shall grow strong, but one of his princes shall grow stronger still and govern a domain greater than his.
6. After some years they shall become allies: the daughter of the king of the south shall come to the king of the north in the interest of peace. But her bid for power shall fail: and her line shall not be recognized, and she shall be given up, together with those who brought her, her son and her husband. But later
7. a descendant of her line shall succeed to his rank, and shall come against the rampart and enter the stronghold of the king of the north, and conquer them.
8. Even their gods, with their molten images and their precious vessels of silver and gold, he shall carry away as booty into Egypt. For years he shall have nothing to do with the king of the north.
9. Then the latter shall invade the land of the king of the south, and return to his own country.
10. "But his sons shall prepare and assemble a great armed host, which shall advance like a flood, then withdraw. When it returns and surges around the stronghold,
11. the king of the south, provoked, shall go out to fight against the king of the north, whose great host shall make a stand but shall be given into his hand
12. and be carried off. In the pride of his heart, he shall lay low tens of thousands, but he shall not triumph.
13. For the king of the north shall raise another army, greater than before; after some years he shall attack with this large army and great resources.
14. In those times many shall resist the king of the south, and outlaws of your people shall rise up in fulfillment of vision, but they shall fail.
15. When the king of the north comes, he shall set up siegeworks and take the fortified city by storm. The power of the south shall not withstand him, and not even his picked troops shall have the strength to resist.
16. He shall attack him and do as he pleases, with no one to withstand him. He shall stop in the glorious land, dealing destruction.
17. He shall set himself to penetrate the entire strength of his kingdom. He shall conclude an agreement with him and give him a daughter in marriage in order to destroy the kingdom, but this shall not succeed in his favor.
18. He shall turn to the coastland and take many, but a leader shall put an end to his shameful conduct, so that he cannot renew it against him.
19. He shall turn to the strongholds of his own land, but shall stumble and fall, to be found no more.
20. In his stead one shall arise who will send a tax collector through the glorious kingdom, but he shall soon be destroyed, though not in conflict or in battle.
21. "There shall rise in his place a despicable person, to whom the royal insignia shall not be given. By stealth and fraud he shall seize the kingdom.
22. Armed might shall be completely overwhelmed by him and crushed, and even the prince of the covenant.
23. After allying with him, he shall treacherously rise to power with a small party.
24. By stealth he shall enter prosperous provinces and do that which his fathers or grandfathers never did; he shall distribute spoil, booty, and riches among them and devise plots against their strongholds; but only for a time.
25. He shall call on his strength and cleverness to meet the king of the south with a great army; the king of the south shall prepare for battle with a very large and strong army, but he shall not succeed because of the plots devised against him.
26. Even his table companions shall seek to destroy him, his army shall be overwhelmed, and many shall fall slain.
27. The two kings, resolved on evil, shall sit at table together and exchange lies, but they shall have no success, because the appointed end is not yet.
28. "He shall turn back toward his land with great riches, his mind set against the holy covenant; he shall arrange matters and return to his land.
29. At the time appointed he shall come again to the south, but this time it shall not be as before.
30. When ships of the Kittim confront him, he shall lose heart and retreat. Then he shall direct his rage and energy against the holy covenant; those who forsake it he shall once more single out.
31. Armed forces shall move at his command and defile the sanctuary stronghold, abolishing the daily sacrifice and setting up the horrible abomination.
32. By his deceit he shall make some who were disloyal to the covenant apostatize; but those who remain loyal to their God shall take strong action.
33. The nation's wise men shall instruct the many; though for a time they will become victims of the sword, of flames, exile, and plunder.
34. When they fall, few people shall help them, but many shall join them out of treachery.
35. Of the wise men, some shall fall, so that the rest may be tested, refined, and purified, until the end time which is still appointed to come.
36. "The king shall do as he pleases, exalting himself and making himself greater than any god; he shall utter dreadful blasphemies against the God of gods. He shall prosper only till divine wrath is ready, for what is determined must take place.
37. He shall have no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one in whom women delight; for no god shall he have regard, because he shall make himself greater than all.
38. Instead, he shall give glory to the god of strongholds; a god unknown to his fathers he shall glorify with gold, silver, precious stones, and other treasures.
39. To defend the strongholds he shall station a people of a foreign god. Whoever acknowledges him he shall provide with abundant honor; he shall make them rule over the many and distribute the land as a reward.
40. "At the appointed time the king of the south shall come to grips with him, but the king of the north shall overwhelm him with chariots and horsemen and a great fleet, passing through the countries like a flood.
41. He shall enter the glorious land and many shall fall, except Edom, Moab, and the chief part of Ammon, which shall escape from his power.
42. He shall extend his power over the countries, and not even the land of Egypt shall escape.
43. He shall control the riches of gold and silver and all the treasures of Egypt; Libya and Ethiopia shall be in his train.
44. When news from the east and the north terrifies him, he shall set out with great fury to slay and to doom many.
45. He shall pitch the tents of his royal pavilion between the sea and the glorious holy mountain, but he shall come to his end with none to help him.

Daniel 12:1-13
1. "At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book.
2. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.
3. But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever.
4. "As for you, Daniel, keep secret the message and seal the book until the end time; many shall fall away and evil shall increase."
5. I, Daniel, looked and saw two others, one standing on either bank of the river.
6. One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was upstream, "How long shall it be to the end of these appalling things?"
7. The man clothed in linen, who was upstream, lifted his right and left hands to heaven; and I heard him swear by him who lives forever that it should be for a year, two years, a half-year; and that, when the power of the destroyer of the holy people was brought to an end, all these things should end.
8. I heard, but I did not understand; so I asked, "My lord, what follows this?"
9. "Go, Daniel," he said, "because the words are to be kept secret and sealed until the end time.
10. Many shall be refined, purified, and tested, but the wicked shall prove wicked; none of them shall have understanding, but the wise shall have it.
11. From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the horrible abomination is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12. Blessed is the man who has patience and perseveres until the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
13. Go, take your rest, you shall rise for your reward at the end of days."

Psalms 138:1-3
1. Of David. I I thank you, LORD, with all my heart; before the gods to you I sing.
2. I bow low toward your holy temple; I praise your name for your fidelity and love. For you have exalted over all your name and your promise.
3. When I cried out, you answered; you strengthened my spirit.

Proverbs 29:16-16
16. When the wicked prevail, crime increases; but their downfall the just will behold.

1 John 2:1-29
1. My children, I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one.
2. He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.
3. The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his command ments.
4. Whoever says, "I know him," but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him. This is the way we may know that we are in union with him:
6. whoever claims to abide in him ought to live (just) as he lived.
7. Beloved, I am writing no new commandment to you but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
8. And yet I do write a new commandment to you, which holds true in him and among you, for the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.
9. Whoever says he is in the light, yet hates his brother, is still in the darkness.
10. Whoever loves his brother remains in the light, and there is nothing in him to cause a fall.
11. Whoever hates his brother is in darkness; he walks in darkness and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
12. I am writing to you, children, because your sins have been forgiven for his name's sake.
13. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have conquered the evil one.
14. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the word of God remains in you, and you have conquered the evil one.
15. Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16. For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the world.
17. Yet the world and its enticement are passing away. But whoever does the will of God remains forever.
18. Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour.
19. They went out from us, but they were not really of our number; if they had been, they would have remained with us. Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number.
20. But you have the anointing that comes from the holy one, and you all have knowledge.
21. I write to you not because you do not know the truth but because you do, and because every lie is alien to the truth.
22. Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist.
23. No one who denies the Son has the Father, but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well.
24. Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25. And this is the promise that he made us: eternal life.
26. I write you these things about those who would deceive you.
27. As for you, the anointing that you received from him remains in you, so that you do not need anyone to teach you. But his anointing teaches you about everything and is true and not false; just as it taught you, remain in him.
28. And now, children, remain in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not be put to shame by him at his coming.
29. If you consider that he is righteous, you also know that everyone who acts in righteousness is begotten by him.