Bible in one year

October 5

Isaiah 61:1-11
1. The Spirit of the Lord and King is on me. The Lord has anointed me to tell the good news to poor people. He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts have been broken. He has sent me to announce freedom for those who have been captured. He wants me to set prisoners free from their dark prisons.
2. He has sent me to announce the year when he will set his people free. He wants me to announce the day when he will pay his enemies back. Our God has sent me to comfort all those who are sad.
3. He wants me to help those in Zion who are filled with sorrow. I will put beautiful crowns on their heads in place of ashes. I will anoint them with oil to give them gladness instead of sorrow. I will give them a spirit of praise in place of a spirit of sadness. They will be like oak trees that are strong and straight. The Lord himself will plant them in the land. That will show how glorious he is.
4. They will rebuild the places that were destroyed long ago. They will repair the buildings that have been broken down for many years. They will make the destroyed cities like new again. They have been broken down for a very long time.
5. Outsiders will serve you by taking care of your flocks. People from other lands will work in your fields and vineyards.
6. You will be called priests of the Lord. You will be named workers for our God. You will enjoy the wealth of nations. You will brag about getting their riches.
7. Instead of being put to shame my people will receive a double share of wealth. Instead of being dishonored they will be glad to be in their land. They will receive a double share of riches there. And they'll be filled with joy that will last forever.
8. The Lord says, "I love those who do what is right. I hate it when people steal and do other sinful things. So I will be faithful to those who do what is right. And I will bless them. I will make a covenant with them that will last forever.
9. Their children after them will be famous among the nations. Their families will be praised by people everywhere. All those who see them will agree that I have blessed them."
10. The people of Jerusalem will say, "We take great delight in the Lord. We are joyful because we belong to our God. He has dressed us with salvation as if it were our clothes. He has put robes of godliness on us. We are like a groom who is dressed up for his wedding. We are like a bride who decorates herself with her jewels.
11. The soil makes the young plant come up. A garden causes seeds to grow. In the same way, the Lord and King will make godliness grow. And all of the nations will praise him."

Isaiah 62:1-12
1. The Lord says, "For the good of Zion I will not keep silent. For Jerusalem's benefit I will not remain quiet. I will not keep silent until its people's godliness shines like the sunrise. I will not remain quiet until they are saved and shine like a blazing torch.
2. Jerusalem, the nations will see that I have made everything right for you. All of their kings will see your glory. You will be called by a new name. I myself will give it to you.
3. You will be like a glorious crown in my strong hand. You will be like a royal crown in my powerful hand.
4. People will not call you Deserted anymore. They will no longer name your land Empty. Instead, you will be called The One the Lord Delights In. Your land will be named The Married One. I will take delight in you. And your land will be like a bride.
5. As a young man gets married to a young woman, your people will marry you. As a groom is happy with his bride, I will be full of joy over you."
6. Jerusalem, I have stationed guards on your walls. They must never be silent day or night. You who call out to the Lord must not give yourselves any rest.
7. And don't give him any rest until he makes Jerusalem secure. Don't give him any peace until people all over the earth praise that city.
8. The Lord has taken an oath and made a promise. He has lifted up his right hand and mighty arm. He has promised, "I will never give your grain to your enemies for food again. Outsiders will never again drink the fresh wine you have worked so hard for.
9. Instead, those who gather the grain will eat it themselves. And they will praise me. Those who gather grapes to make the wine will enjoy it. They will drink it in the courtyards of my temple."
10. Go out through your gates, people of Jerusalem! Go out! Prepare the way for the rest of your people to return. Build up the road! Build it up! Remove the stones. Raise a banner over the city for the nations to see.
11. The Lord has announced a message from one end of the earth to the other. He has said, "Tell the people of Zion, 'Look! Your Savior is coming! He is bringing his people back as his reward. He has won the battle over their enemies.' "
12. They will be called The Holy People. The Lord will set them free. And Jerusalem will be named The City the Lord Cares About. It won't be deserted anymore.

Psalms 115:9-13
9. People of Israel, trust in the Lord. He helps you. He is like a shield that keeps you safe.
10. Priests of Aaron, trust in the Lord. He helps you. He is like a shield that keeps you safe.
11. You who have respect for the Lord, trust in him. He helps you. He is like a shield that keeps you safe.
12. The Lord remembers us and will bless us. He will bless the people of Israel. He will bless the priests of Aaron.
13. The Lord will bless those who have respect for him. He will bless important and unimportant people alike.

Proverbs 26:24-26
24. Someone who wants to hurt you uses his words to hide his hatred. But his heart is full of lies that cover up his evil plans.
25. What a person says can be charming. But don't believe him. Seven things that God hates can fill that person's heart.
26. Hatred can be hidden by lies. But what is evil will be shown to everyone.

Ephesians 6:1-24
1. Children, obey your parents as believers in the Lord. Obey them because it's the right thing to do.
2. Scripture says, "Honor your father and mother." That is the first commandment that has a promise.
3. "Then things will go well with you. You will live a long time on the earth."--(Deuteronomy 5:16)
4. Fathers, don't make your children angry. Instead, train them and teach them the ways of the Lord as you raise them.
5. Slaves, obey your masters here on earth. Respect them and honor them with a heart that is true. Obey them just as you would obey Christ.
6. Don't obey them only to please them when they are watching. Do it because you are slaves of Christ. Be sure your heart does what God wants.
7. Serve your masters with all your heart. Work as if you were not serving people but the Lord.
8. You know that the Lord will give you a reward. He will give to each of you in keeping with the good you do. It doesn't matter whether you are slaves or free.
9. Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. When you warn them, don't be too hard on them. You know that the One who is their Master and yours is in heaven. And he treats everyone the same.
10. Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power.
11. Put on all of God's armor. Then you can stand firm against the devil's evil plans.
12. Our fight is not against human beings. It is against the rulers, the authorities and the powers of this dark world. It is against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly world.
13. So put on all of God's armor. Evil days will come. But you will be able to stand up to anything. And after you have done everything you can, you will still be standing.
14. So stand firm. Put the belt of truth around your waist. Put the armor of godliness on your chest.
15. Wear on your feet what will prepare you to tell the good news of peace.
16. Also, pick up the shield of faith. With it you can put out all of the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17. Put on the helmet of salvation. And take the sword of the Holy Spirit. The sword is God's word.
18. At all times, pray by the power of the Spirit. Pray all kinds of prayers. Be watchful, so that you can pray. Always keep on praying for all of God's people.
19. Pray also for me. Pray that when I open my mouth, the right words will be given to me. Then I can be bold as I tell the mystery of the good news.
20. Because of the good news, I am being held by chains as the Lord's messenger. So pray that I will be bold as I preach the good news. That's what I should do.
21. Tychicus is a dear brother. He is faithful in serving the Lord. He will tell you everything about me. Then you will know how I am and what I am doing.
22. That's why I am sending him to you. I want you to know how we are. And I want him to cheer you up.
23. May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give peace to the brothers and sisters. May they also give them love and faith.
24. May grace be given to everyone who loves our Lord Jesus Christ with a love that will never die.