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Bible in one year


October 6


Isaiah 63:1-19
1. Who is this who comes from Edom, from the city of Bozrah, with his clothing stained red? Who is this in royal robes, marching in the greatness of his strength? "It is I, the LORD, announcing your salvation! It is I, the LORD, who is mighty to save!"
2. Why are your clothes so red, as if you have been treading out grapes?
3. "I have trodden the winepress alone; no one was there to help me. In my anger I have trampled my enemies as if they were grapes. In my fury I have trampled my foes. It is their blood that has stained my clothes.
4. For the time has come for me to avenge my people, to ransom them from their oppressors.
5. I looked, but no one came to help my people. I was amazed and appalled at what I saw. So I executed vengeance alone; unaided, I passed down judgment.
6. I crushed the nations in my anger and made them stagger and fall to the ground."
7. I will tell of the LORD's unfailing love. I will praise the LORD for all he has done. I will rejoice in his great goodness to Israel, which he has granted according to his mercy and love.
8. He said, "They are my very own people. Surely they will not be false again." And he became their Savior.
9. In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years.
10. But they rebelled against him and grieved his Holy Spirit. That is why he became their enemy and fought against them.
11. Then they remembered those days of old when Moses led his people out of Egypt. They cried out, "Where is the one who brought Israel through the sea, with Moses as their shepherd? Where is the one who sent his Holy Spirit to be among his people?
12. Where is the one whose power divided the sea before them, when Moses lifted up his hand, establishing his reputation forever?
13. Where is the one who led them through the bottom of the sea? They were like fine stallions racing through the desert, never stumbling.
14. As with cattle going down into a peaceful valley, the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest. You led your people, LORD, and gained a magnificent reputation."
15. LORD, look down from heaven and see us from your holy, glorious home. Where is the passion and the might you used to show on our behalf? Where are your mercy and compassion now?
16. Surely you are still our Father! Even if Abraham and Jacob would disown us, LORD, you would still be our Father. You are our Redeemer from ages past.
17. LORD, why have you allowed us to turn from your path? Why have you given us stubborn hearts so we no longer fear you? Return and help us, for we are your servants and your special possession.
18. How briefly your holy people possessed the holy place, and now our enemies have destroyed it.
19. LORD, why do you treat us as though we never belonged to you? Why do you act as though we had never been known as your people?

Isaiah 64:1-12
1. Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence!
2. As fire causes wood to burn and water to boil, your coming would make the nations tremble. Then your enemies would learn the reason for your fame!
3. When you came down long ago, you did awesome things beyond our highest expectations. And oh, how the mountains quaked!
4. For since the world began, no ear has heard, and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!
5. You welcome those who cheerfully do good, who follow godly ways. But we are not godly. We are constant sinners, so your anger is heavy on us. How can people like us be saved?
6. We are all infected and impure with sin. When we proudly display our righteous deeds, we find they are but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall. And our sins, like the wind, sweep us away.
7. Yet no one calls on your name or pleads with you for mercy. Therefore, you have turned away from us and turned us over to our sins.
8. And yet, LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We are all formed by your hand.
9. Oh, don't be so angry with us, LORD. Please don't remember our sins forever. Look at us, we pray, and see that we are all your people.
10. Your holy cities are destroyed; even Jerusalem is a desolate wilderness.
11. The holy, beautiful Temple where our ancestors praised you has been burned down, and all the things of beauty are destroyed.
12. After all this, LORD, must you still refuse to help us? Will you continue to be silent and punish us?

Psalms 115:14-18
14. May the LORD richly bless both you and your children.
15. May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
16. The heavens belong to the LORD, but he has given the earth to all humanity.
17. The dead cannot sing praises to the LORD, for they have gone into the silence of the grave.
18. But we can praise the LORD both now and forever! Praise the LORD!

Proverbs 26:27-27
27. If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will roll back and crush you.

Philippians 1:1-30
1. This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. It is written to all of God's people in Philippi, who believe in Christ Jesus, and to the elders and deacons.
2. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
3. Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
4. I always pray for you, and I make my requests with a heart full of joy
5. because you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now.
6. And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.
7. It is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a very special place in my heart. We have shared together the blessings of God, both when I was in prison and when I was out, defending the truth and telling others the Good News.
8. God knows how much I love you and long for you with the tender compassion of Christ Jesus.
9. I pray that your love for each other will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and understanding.
10. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until Christ returns.
11. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation--those good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ--for this will bring much glory and praise to God.
12. And I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.
13. For everyone here, including all the soldiers in the palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ.
14. And because of my imprisonment, many of the Christians here have gained confidence and become more bold in telling others about Christ.
15. Some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives.
16. They preach because they love me, for they know the Lord brought me here to defend the Good News.
17. Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me.
18. But whether or not their motives are pure, the fact remains that the message about Christ is being preached, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice.
19. For I know that as you pray for me and as the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will all turn out for my deliverance.
20. For I live in eager expectation and hope that I will never do anything that causes me shame, but that I will always be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past, and that my life will always honor Christ, whether I live or I die.
21. For to me, living is for Christ, and dying is even better.
22. Yet if I live, that means fruitful service for Christ. I really don't know which is better.
23. I'm torn between two desires: Sometimes I want to live, and sometimes I long to go and be with Christ. That would be far better for me,
24. but it is better for you that I live.
25. I am convinced of this, so I will continue with you so that you will grow and experience the joy of your faith.
26. Then when I return to you, you will have even more reason to boast about what Christ Jesus has done for me.
27. But whatever happens to me, you must live in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ, as citizens of heaven. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing side by side, fighting together for the Good News.
28. Don't be intimidated by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.
29. For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him.
30. We are in this fight together. You have seen me suffer for him in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of this great struggle.