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Bible in one year


September 17


Isaiah 25:1-12
1. O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.
2. You have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified town a ruin, the foreigners' stronghold a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.
3. Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you.
4. You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall
5. and like the heat of the desert. You silence the uproar of foreigners; as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is stilled.
6. On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine- the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations;
8. he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.
9. In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."
10. The hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain; but Moab will be trampled under him as straw is trampled down in the manure.
11. They will spread out their hands in it, as a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim. God will bring down their pride despite the cleverness of their hands.
12. He will bring down your high fortified walls and lay them low; he will bring them down to the ground, to the very dust.

Isaiah 26:1-21
1. In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts.
2. Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.
3. You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
4. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
5. He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust.
6. Feet trample it down- the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.
7. The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.
8. Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
9. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
10. Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and regard not the majesty of the LORD.
11. O LORD, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it. Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.
12. LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
13. O LORD, our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor.
14. They are now dead, they live no more; those departed spirits do not rise. You punished them and brought them to ruin; you wiped out all memory of them.
15. You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; you have enlarged the nation. You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders of the land.
16. LORD, they came to you in their distress; when you disciplined them, they could barely whisper a prayer.
17. As a woman with child and about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, O LORD.
18. We were with child, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth to wind. We have not brought salvation to the earth; we have not given birth to people of the world.
19. But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.
20. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.
21. See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer.

Psalms 107:23-32
23. Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24. They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep.
25. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.
26. They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.
27. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end.
28. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.
29. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
30. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
31. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
32. Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.

Proverbs 25:18-19
18. Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor.
19. Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.

2 Corinthians 1:9-15
9. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
10. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
11. as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
12. Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God's grace.
13. For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that,
14. as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.
15. Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.