Bible in one year

September 6

Isaiah 3:1-26
1. The Lord, the LORD Almighty, will cut off the supplies of food and water from Jerusalem and Judah.
2. He will destroy all the nation's leaders--the heroes, soldiers, judges, prophets, diviners, elders,
3. army officers, honorable citizens, advisers, skilled magicians, and expert enchanters.
4. Then he will appoint children to rule over them, and anarchy will prevail.
5. People will take advantage of each other--man against man, neighbor fighting neighbor. Young people will revolt against authority, and nobodies will sneer at honorable people.
6. In those days a man will say to his brother, "Since you have a cloak, you be our leader! Take charge of this heap of ruins!"
7. "No!" he will reply. "I can't help. I don't have any extra food or clothes. Don't ask me to get involved!"
8. Judah and Jerusalem will lie in ruins because they speak out against the LORD and refuse to obey him. They have offended his glorious presence among them.
9. The very look on their faces gives them away and displays their guilt. They sin openly like the people of Sodom. They are not one bit ashamed. How terrible it will be for them! They have brought about their own destruction.
10. But all will be well for those who are godly. Tell them, "You will receive a wonderful reward!"
11. But say to the wicked, "Your destruction is sure. You, too, will get what you deserve. Your well-earned punishment is on the way."
12. Children oppress my people, and women rule over them. O my people, can't you see what fools your rulers are? They are leading you down a pretty garden path to destruction.
13. The LORD takes his place in court. He is the great prosecuting attorney, presenting his case against his people!
14. The leaders and the princes will be the first to feel the LORD's judgment. "You have ruined Israel, which is my vineyard. You have taken advantage of the poor, filling your barns with grain extorted from helpless people.
15. How dare you grind my people into the dust like that!" demands the Lord, the LORD Almighty.
16. Next the LORD will judge the women of Jerusalem, who walk around with their noses in the air, with tinkling ornaments on their ankles. Their eyes rove among the crowds, flirting with the men.
17. The Lord will send a plague of scabs to ornament their heads. Yes, the LORD will make them bald for all to see!
18. The Lord will strip away their artful beauty--their ornaments, headbands, and crescent necklaces;
19. their earrings, bracelets, and veils of shimmering gauze.
20. Gone will be their scarves, ankle chains, sashes, perfumes, and charms;
21. their rings, jewels,
22. party clothes, gowns, capes, and purses;
23. their mirrors, linen garments, head ornaments, and shawls.
24. Instead of smelling of sweet perfume, they will stink. They will wear ropes for sashes, and their well-set hair will fall out. They will wear rough sackcloth instead of rich robes. Their beauty will be gone. Only shame will be left to them.
25. The men of the city will die in battle.
26. The gates of Jerusalem will weep and mourn. The city will be like a ravaged woman, huddled on the ground.

Isaiah 4:1-6
1. In that day few men will be left alive. Seven women will fight over each of them and say, "Let us all marry you! We will provide our own food and clothing. Only let us be called by your name so we won't be mocked as old maids."
2. But in the future, Israel--the branch of the LORD--will be lush and beautiful, and the fruit of the land will be the pride of its people.
3. All those whose names are written down, who have survived the destruction of Jerusalem, will be a holy people.
4. The Lord will wash the moral filth from the women of Jerusalem. He will cleanse Jerusalem of its bloodstains by a spirit of judgment that burns like fire.
5. Then the LORD will provide shade for Jerusalem and all who assemble there. There will be a canopy of smoke and cloud throughout the day and clouds of fire at night, covering the glorious land.
6. It will be a shelter from daytime heat and a hiding place from storms and rain.

Psalms 105:7-22
7. He is the LORD our God. His rule is seen throughout the land.
8. He always stands by his covenant--the commitment he made to a thousand generations.
9. This is the covenant he made with Abraham and the oath he swore to Isaac.
10. He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to the people of Israel as a never-ending treaty:
11. "I will give you the land of Canaan as your special possession."
12. He said this when they were few in number, a tiny group of strangers in Canaan.
13. They wandered back and forth between nations, from one kingdom to another.
14. Yet he did not let anyone oppress them. He warned kings on their behalf:
15. "Do not touch these people I have chosen, and do not hurt my prophets."
16. He called for a famine on the land of Canaan, cutting off its food supply.
17. Then he sent someone to Egypt ahead of them--Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18. There in prison, they bruised his feet with fetters and placed his neck in an iron collar.
19. Until the time came to fulfill his word, the LORD tested Joseph's character.
20. Then Pharaoh sent for him and set him free; the ruler of the nation opened his prison door.
21. Joseph was put in charge of all the king's household; he became ruler over all the king's possessions.
22. He could instruct the king's aides as he pleased and teach the king's advisers.

Proverbs 24:26-27
26. It is an honor to receive an honest reply.
27. Develop your business first before building your house.

1 Corinthians 15:1-28
1. Now let me remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is built on this wonderful message.
2. And it is this Good News that saves you if you firmly believe it--unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.
3. I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me--that Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.
4. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, as the Scriptures said.
5. He was seen by Peter and then by the twelve apostles.
6. After that, he was seen by more than five hundred of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died by now.
7. Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles.
8. Last of all, I saw him, too, long after the others, as though I had been born at the wrong time.
9. For I am the least of all the apostles, and I am not worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted the church of God.
10. But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me--and not without results. For I have worked harder than all the other apostles, yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace.
11. So it makes no difference whether I preach or they preach. The important thing is that you believed what we preached to you.
12. But tell me this--since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead?
13. For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either.
14. And if Christ was not raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your trust in God is useless.
15. And we apostles would all be lying about God, for we have said that God raised Christ from the grave, but that can't be true if there is no resurrection of the dead.
16. If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised.
17. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless, and you are still under condemnation for your sins.
18. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ have perished!
19. And if we have hope in Christ only for this life, we are the most miserable people in the world.
20. But the fact is that Christ has been raised from the dead. He has become the first of a great harvest of those who will be raised to life again.
21. So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, Adam, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man, Christ.
22. Everyone dies because all of us are related to Adam, the first man. But all who are related to Christ, the other man, will be given new life.
23. But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised first; then when Christ comes back, all his people will be raised.
24. After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having put down all enemies of every kind.
25. For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet.
26. And the last enemy to be destroyed is death.
27. For the Scriptures say, "God has given him authority over all things." (Of course, when it says "authority over all things," it does not include God himself, who gave Christ his authority.)
28. Then, when he has conquered all things, the Son will present himself to God, so that God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere.