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Bible in one year

December 6

Hosea 3:1-5
1. Again the LORD said to me: Give your love to a woman beloved of a paramour, an adultress; Even as the LORD loves the people of Israel, though they turn to other gods and are fond of raisin cakes.
2. So I bought her for fifteen pieces of silver and a homer and a lethech of barley.
3. Then I said to her: "Many days you shall wait for me; you shall not play the harlot Or belong to any man; I in turn will wait for you."
4. For the people of Israel shall remain many days without king or prince, Without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or household idols.
5. Then the people of Israel shall turn back and seek the LORD, their God, and David, their king; They shall come trembling to the LORD and to his bounty, in the last days.

Hosea 4:1-19
1. Hear the word of the LORD, O people of Israel, for the LORD has a grievance against the inhabitants of the land: There is no fidelity, no mercy, no knowledge of God in the land.
2. False swearing, lying, murder, stealing and adultery! in their lawlessness, bloodshed follows bloodshed.
3. Therefore the land mourns, and everything that dwells in it languishes: The beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and even the fish of the sea perish.
4. But let no one protest, let no one complain; with you is my grievance, O priests!
5. You shall stumble in the day, and the prophets shall stumble with you at night; I will destroy your mother.
6. My people perish for want of knowledge! Since you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from my priesthood; Since you have ignored the law of your God, I will also ignore your sons.
7. One and all they sin against me, exchanging their glory for shame.
8. They feed on the sin of my people, and are greedy for their guilt.
9. The priests shall fare no better than the people: I will punish them for their ways, and repay them for their deeds.
10. They shall eat but not be satisfied, they shall play the harlot but not increase, Because they have abandoned the LORD
11. to practice harlotry. Old wine and new deprive my people of understanding.
12. They consult their piece of wood, and their wand makes pronouncements for them, For the spirit of harlotry has led them astray; they commit harlotry, forsaking their God.
13. On the mountaintops they offer sacrifice and on the hills they burn incense, Beneath oak and poplar and terebinth, because of their pleasant shade. That is why your daughters play the harlot, and your daughters-in-law are adulteresses.
14. Am I then to punish your daughters for their harlotry, your daughters-in-law for their adultery? You yourselves consort with harlots, and with prostitutes you offer sacrifice! So must a people without understanding come to ruin.
15. Though you play the harlot, O Israel, let not Judah become guilty! Come not to Gilgal, nor up to Beth-aven, to swear, "As the Lord lives!"
16. For Israel is as stubborn as a heifer; will the LORD now give them broad pastures as though they were lambs?
17. Ephraim is an associate of idols, let him alone!
18. When their carousing is over, they give themselves to harlotry; in their arrogance they love shame.
19. The wind has bound them up in its pinions; they shall have only shame from their altars.

Psalms 138:7-8
7. Though I walk in the midst of dangers, you guard my life when my enemies rage. You stretch out your hand; your right hand saves me.
8. The LORD is with me to the end. LORD, your love endures forever. Never forsake the work of your hands!

Proverbs 29:18-18
18. Without prophecy the people become demoralized; but happy is he who keeps the law.

1 John 4:1-21
1. Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2. This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God,
3. and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the spirit of the antichrist that, as you heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.
4. You belong to God, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
5. They belong to the world; accordingly, their teaching belongs to the world, and the world listens to them.
6. We belong to God, and anyone who knows God listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to God refuses to hear us. This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.
7. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
8. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
9. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.
10. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.
11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another.
12. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.
13. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us, that he has given us of his Spirit.
14. Moreover, we have seen and testify that the Father sent his Son as savior of the world.
15. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God.
16. We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.
17. In this is love brought to perfection among us, that we have confidence on the day of judgment because as he is, so are we in this world.
18. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.
19. We love because he first loved us.
20. If anyone says, "I love God," but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
21. This is the commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.