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Bible in one year


December 8


Hosea 7:1-16
1. whenever I would heal Israel, the sins of Ephraim are exposed and the crimes of Samaria revealed. They practice deceit, thieves break into houses, bandits rob in the streets;
2. but they do not realize that I remember all their evil deeds. Their sins engulf them; they are always before me.
3. "They delight the king with their wickedness, the princes with their lies.
4. They are all adulterers, burning like an oven whose fire the baker need not stir from the kneading of the dough till it rises.
5. On the day of the festival of our king the princes become inflamed with wine, and he joins hands with the mockers.
6. Their hearts are like an oven; they approach him with intrigue. Their passion smolders all night; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.
7. All of them are hot as an oven; they devour their rulers. All their kings fall, and none of them calls on me.
8. "Ephraim mixes with the nations; Ephraim is a flat cake not turned over.
9. Foreigners sap his strength, but he does not realize it. His hair is sprinkled with gray, but he does not notice.
10. Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this he does not return to the LORD his God or search for him.
11. "Ephraim is like a dove, easily deceived and senseless- now calling to Egypt, now turning to Assyria.
12. When they go, I will throw my net over them; I will pull them down like birds of the air. When I hear them flocking together, I will catch them.
13. Woe to them, because they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, because they have rebelled against me! I long to redeem them but they speak lies against me.
14. They do not cry out to me from their hearts but wail upon their beds. They gather together for grain and new wine but turn away from me.
15. I trained them and strengthened them, but they plot evil against me.
16. They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 8:1-14
1. "Put the trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over the house of the LORD because the people have broken my covenant and rebelled against my law.
2. Israel cries out to me, 'O our God, we acknowledge you!'
3. But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.
4. They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval. With their silver and gold they make idols for themselves to their own destruction.
5. Throw out your calf-idol, O Samaria! My anger burns against them. How long will they be incapable of purity?
6. They are from Israel! This calf-a craftsman has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria.
7. "They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.
8. Israel is swallowed up; now she is among the nations like a worthless thing.
9. For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.
10. Although they have sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them together. They will begin to waste away under the oppression of the mighty king.
11. "Though Ephraim built many altars for sin offerings, these have become altars for sinning.
12. I wrote for them the many things of my law, but they regarded them as something alien.
13. They offer sacrifices given to me and they eat the meat, but the LORD is not pleased with them. Now he will remember their wickedness and punish their sins: They will return to Egypt.
14. Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; Judah has fortified many towns. But I will send fire upon their cities that will consume their fortresses."

Psalms 139:7-12
7. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8. If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10. even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11. If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12. even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

Proverbs 29:20-20
20. Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

2 John 1:1-13
1. The elder,
2. To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I only, but also all who know the truth--because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3. Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love.
4. It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
5. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
6. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
7. Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
8. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
9. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
10. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.
11. Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
12. I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
13. The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.