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Bible in one year


November 7


Ezekiel 5:1-17
1. "Now, son of man, take a sharp sword and use it as a barber's razor to shave your head and your beard. Then take a set of scales and divide up the hair.
2. When the days of your siege come to an end, burn a third of the hair with fire inside the city. Take a third and strike it with the sword all around the city. And scatter a third to the wind. For I will pursue them with drawn sword.
3. But take a few strands of hair and tuck them away in the folds of your garment.
4. Again, take a few of these and throw them into the fire and burn them up. A fire will spread from there to the whole house of Israel.
5. "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: This is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries all around her.
6. Yet in her wickedness she has rebelled against my laws and decrees more than the nations and countries around her. She has rejected my laws and has not followed my decrees.
7. "Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: You have been more unruly than the nations around you and have not followed my decrees or kept my laws. You have not even conformed to the standards of the nations around you.
8. "Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will inflict punishment on you in the sight of the nations.
9. Because of all your detestable idols, I will do to you what I have never done before and will never do again.
10. Therefore in your midst fathers will eat their children, and children will eat their fathers. I will inflict punishment on you and will scatter all your survivors to the winds.
11. Therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your vile images and detestable practices, I myself will withdraw my favor; I will not look on you with pity or spare you.
12. A third of your people will die of the plague or perish by famine inside you; a third will fall by the sword outside your walls; and a third I will scatter to the winds and pursue with drawn sword.
13. "Then my anger will cease and my wrath against them will subside, and I will be avenged. And when I have spent my wrath upon them, they will know that I the LORD have spoken in my zeal.
14. "I will make you a ruin and a reproach among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by.
15. You will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and an object of horror to the nations around you when I inflict punishment on you in anger and in wrath and with stinging rebuke. I the LORD have spoken.
16. When I shoot at you with my deadly and destructive arrows of famine, I will shoot to destroy you. I will bring more and more famine upon you and cut off your supply of food.
17. I will send famine and wild beasts against you, and they will leave you childless. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I the LORD have spoken."

Ezekiel 6:1-14
1. The word of the LORD came to me:
2. "Son of man, set your face against the mountains of Israel; prophesy against them
3. and say: 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.
4. Your altars will be demolished and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will slay your people in front of your idols.
5. I will lay the dead bodies of the Israelites in front of their idols, and I will scatter your bones around your altars.
6. Wherever you live, the towns will be laid waste and the high places demolished, so that your altars will be laid waste and devastated, your idols smashed and ruined, your incense altars broken down, and what you have made wiped out.
7. Your people will fall slain among you, and you will know that I am the LORD.
8. "'But I will spare some, for some of you will escape the sword when you are scattered among the lands and nations.
9. Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember me-how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their detestable practices.
10. And they will know that I am the LORD; I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them.
11. "'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Strike your hands together and stamp your feet and cry out "Alas!" because of all the wicked and detestable practices of the house of Israel, for they will fall by the sword, famine and plague.
12. He that is far away will die of the plague, and he that is near will fall by the sword, and he that survives and is spared will die of famine. So will I spend my wrath upon them.
13. And they will know that I am the LORD, when their people lie slain among their idols around their altars, on every high hill and on all the mountaintops, under every spreading tree and every leafy oak-places where they offered fragrant incense to all their idols.
14. And I will stretch out my hand against them and make the land a desolate waste from the desert to Diblah -wherever they live. Then they will know that I am the LORD.'"

Psalms 119:169-176
169. May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170. May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171. May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172. May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173. May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174. I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175. Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176. I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.

Proverbs 28:14-14
14. Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

Hebrews 3:1-19
1. Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
2. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house.
3. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.
4. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.
5. Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house, testifying to what would be said in the future.
6. But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.
7. So, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today, if you hear his voice,
8. do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert,
9. where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.
10. That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, 'Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.'
11. So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'"
12. See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.
13. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
14. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
15. As has just been said: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion."
16. Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?
17. And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert?
18. And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?
19. So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.