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Bible in one year


December 9


Hosea 9:1-17
1. Rejoice not, O Israel, exult not like the nations! For you have been unfaithful to your God, loving a harlot's hire upon every threshing floor.
2. Threshing floor and wine press shall not nourish them, the new wine shall fail them.
3. They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and in Assyria they shall eat unclean food.
4. They shall not pour libations of wine to the LORD, or proffer their sacrifices before him. Theirs will be like mourners' bread, that makes unclean all who eat of it; Such food as they have shall be for themselves; it cannot enter the house of the LORD.
5. What will you do on the festival day, the day of the LORD'S feast?
6. When they go from the ruins, Egypt shall gather them in, Memphis shall bury them. Weeds shall overgrow their silver treasures, and thorns invade their tents.
7. They have come, the days of punishment! they have come, the days of recompense! Let Israel know it! "The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad!" Because your iniquity is great, great, too, is your hostility.
8. A prophet is Ephraim's watchman with God, yet a fowler's snare is on all his ways, hostility in the house of his God.
9. They have sunk to the depths of corruption, as in the days of Gibeah; He shall remember their iniquity and punish their sins.
10. Like grapes in the desert, I found Israel; Like the first fruits of the fig tree in its prime, I considered your fathers. When they came to Baal-peor and consecrated themselves to the Shame, they became as abhorrent as the thing they loved.
11. The glory of Ephraim flies away like a bird: no birth, no carrying in the womb, no conception. Were they to bear children, I would slay the darlings of their womb.
12. Even though they bring up their children, I will make them childless, till not one is left. Woe to them when I turn away from them!
13. Ephraim, as I saw, was like Tyre, planted in a beauteous spot; But Ephraim shall bring out his children to the slayer.
14. Give them, O LORD! give them what? Give them an unfruitful womb, and dry breasts!
15. All their wickedness is in Gilgal; yes, there they incurred my hatred. Because of their wicked deeds I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no longer; all their princes are rebels.
16. Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up; they shall bear no fruit.
17. My God will disown them because they have not listened to him; they shall be wanderers among the nations.

Hosea 10:1-15
1. Israel is a luxuriant vine whose fruit matches its growth. The more abundant his fruit, the more altars he built; The more productive his land, the more sacred pillars he set up.
2. Their heart is false, now they pay for their guilt; God shall break down their altars and destroy their sacred pillars.
3. If they would say, "We have no king"-- Since they do not fear the LORD, what can the king do for them?
4. Nothing but make promises, swear false oaths, and make alliances, While justice grows wild like wormwood in a plowed field!
5. The inhabitants of Samaria fear for the calf of Beth-aven; The people mourn for it and its priests wail over it, because the glory has departed from it.
6. It too shall be carried to Assyria, as an offering to the great king. Ephraim shall be taken into captivity, Israel be shamed by his schemes.
7. The king of Samaria shall disappear, like foam upon the waters.
8. The high places of Aven shall be destroyed, the sin of Israel; thorns and thistles shall overgrow their altars. Then they shall cry out to the mountains, "Cover us!" and to the hills, "Fall upon us!"
9. Since the days of Gibeah you have sinned, O Israel. There they took their stand; war was not to reach them in Gibeah.
10. Against the wanton people I came and I chastised them; I gathered troops against them when I chastised them for their two crimes.
11. Ephraim was a trained heifer, willing to thresh; I myself laid a yoke upon her fair neck; Ephraim was to be harnessed, Judah was to plow, Jacob was to break his furrows:
12. "Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety; Break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain down justice upon you."
13. But you have cultivated wickedness, reaped perversity, and eaten the fruit of falsehood. Because you have trusted in your chariots, and in your many warriors,
14. Turmoil shall break out among your tribes and all your fortresses shall be ravaged As Salman ravaged Beth-arbel in time of war, smashing mothers and their children.
15. So shall it be done to you, Bethel, because of your utter wickedness: At dawn the king of Israel shall perish utterly.

Psalms 139:13-16
13. You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb.
14. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works! My very self you knew;
15. my bones were not hidden from you, When I was being made in secret, fashioned as in the depths of the earth.
16. Your eyes foresaw my actions; in your book all are written down; my days were shaped, before one came to be.

Proverbs 29:21-21
21. If a man pampers his servant from childhood, he will turn out to be stubborn.

3 John 1:1-14
1. The Presbyter to the beloved Gaius whom I love in truth.
2. Beloved, I hope you are prospering in every respect and are in good health, just as your soul is prospering.
3. I rejoiced greatly when some of the brothers came and testified to how truly you walk in the truth.
4. Nothing gives me greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5. Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers, especially for strangers;
6. they have testified to your love before the church. Please help them in a way worthy of God to continue their journey.
7. For they have set out for the sake of the Name and are accepting nothing from the pagans.
8. Therefore, we ought to support such persons, so that we may be co-workers in the truth.
9. I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to dominate, does not acknowledge us.
10. Therefore, if I come, I will draw attention to what he is doing, spreading evil nonsense about us. And not content with that, he will not receive the brothers, hindering those who wish to do so and expelling them from the church.
11. Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does what is good is of God; whoever does what is evil has never seen God.
12. Demetrius receives a good report from all, even from the truth itself. We give our testimonial as well, and you know our testimony is true.
13. I have much to write to you, but I do not wish to write with pen and ink.
14. Instead, I hope to see you soon, when we can talk face to face.