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Bible in one year

August 31

Ecclesiastes 11:1-10
1. Cast your bread upon the waters; after a long time you may find it again.
2. Make seven or eight portions; you know not what misfortune may come upon the earth.
3. When the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, wherever it falls, there shall it lie.
4. One who pays heed to the wind will not sow, and one who watches the clouds will never reap.
5. Just as you know not how the breath of life fashions the human frame in the mother's womb, So you know not the work of God which he is accomplishing in the universe.
6. In the morning sow your seed, and at evening let not your hand be idle: For you know not which of the two will be successful, or whether both alike will turn out well.
7. Light is sweet! and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.
8. However many years a man may live, let him, as he enjoys them all, remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that is to come is vanity.
9. Rejoice, O young man, while you are young and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart, the vision of your eyes; Yet understand that as regards all this God will bring you to judgment.
10. Ward off grief from your heart and put away trouble from your presence, though the dawn of youth is fleeting.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-14
1. Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come And the years approach of which you will say, I have no pleasure in them;
2. Before the sun is darkened. and the light, and the moon, and the stars, while the clouds return after the rain;
3. When the guardians of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, And the grinders are idle because they are few, and they who look through the windows grow blind;
4. When the doors to the street are shut, and the sound of the mill is low; When one waits for the chirp of a bird, but all the daughters of song are suppressed;
5. And one fears heights, and perils in the street; When the almond tree blooms, and the locust grows sluggish and the caper berry is without effect, Because man goes to his lasting home, and mourners go about the streets;
6. Before the silver cord is snapped and the golden bowl is broken, And the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the broken pulley falls into the well,
7. And the dust returns to the earth as it once was, and the life breath returns to God who gave it.
8. Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, all things are vanity!
9. Besides being wise, Qoheleth taught the people knowledge, and weighed, scrutinized and arranged many proverbs.
10. Qoheleth sought to find pleasing sayings, and to write down true sayings with precision.
11. The sayings of the wise are like goads; like fixed spikes are the topics given by one collector.
12. As to more than these, my son, beware. Of the making of many books there is no end, and in much study there is weariness for the flesh.
13. The last word, when all is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is man's all;
14. because God will bring to judgment every work, with all its hidden qualities, whether good or bad.

Psalms 103:15-22
15. Our days are like the grass; like flowers of the field we blossom.
16. The wind sweeps over us and we are gone; our place knows us no more.
17. But the LORD'S kindness is forever, toward the faithful from age to age. He favors the children's children
18. of those who keep his covenant, who take care to fulfill its precepts.
19. The LORD'S throne is established in heaven; God's royal power rules over all.
20. Bless the LORD, all you angels, mighty in strength and attentive, obedient to every command.
21. Bless the LORD, all you hosts, ministers who do God's will.
22. Bless the LORD, all creatures, everywhere in God's domain. Bless the LORD, my soul!

Proverbs 24:13-14
13. If you eat honey, my son, because it is good, if virgin honey is sweet to your taste;
14. Such, you must know, is wisdom to your soul. If you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

1 Corinthians 11:1-16
1. Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
2. I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold fast to the traditions, just as I handed them on to you.
3. But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and a husband the head of his wife, and God the head of Christ.
4. Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered brings shame upon his head.
5. But any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled brings shame upon her head, for it is one and the same thing as if she had had her head shaved.
6. For if a woman does not have her head veiled, she may as well have her hair cut off. But if it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should wear a veil.
7. A man, on the other hand, should not cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.
8. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
9. nor was man created for woman, but woman for man;
10. for this reason a woman should have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.
11. Woman is not independent of man or man of woman in the Lord.
12. For just as woman came from man, so man is born of woman; but all things are from God.
13. Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head unveiled?
14. Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears his hair long it is a disgrace to him,
15. whereas if a woman has long hair it is her glory, because long hair has been given (her) for a covering?
16. But if anyone is inclined to be argumentative, we do not have such a custom, nor do the churches of God.