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Bible in one year


October 2


Isaiah 55:1-13
1. Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
3. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
4. See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.
5. See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.
6. Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;
7. let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the LORD, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
9. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11. so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
12. For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to the LORD for a memorial, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 56:1-12
1. Thus says the LORD: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.
2. Happy is the mortal who does this, the one who holds it fast, who keeps the sabbath, not profaning it, and refrains from doing any evil.
3. Do not let the foreigner joined to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from his people"; and do not let the eunuch say, "I am just a dry tree."
4. For thus says the LORD: To the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant,
5. I will give, in my house and within my walls, a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.
6. And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my covenant--
7. these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
8. Thus says the Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.
9. All you wild animals, all you wild animals in the forest, come to devour!
10. Israel's sentinels are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all silent dogs that cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.
11. The dogs have a mighty appetite; they never have enough. The shepherds also have no understanding; they have all turned to their own way, to their own gain, one and all.
12. "Come," they say, "let us get wine; let us fill ourselves with strong drink. And tomorrow will be like today, great beyond measure."

Psalms 113:5-9
5. Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,
6. who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?
7. He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8. to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.
9. He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!

Proverbs 26:20-21
20. For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.
21. As charcoal is to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

Ephesians 4:1-32
1. I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
2. with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
3. making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling,
5. one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6. one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
7. But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ's gift.
8. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people."
9. (When it says, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
10. He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.)
11. The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
12. to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
13. until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
14. We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people's trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming.
15. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
16. from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body's growth in building itself up in love.
17. Now this I affirm and insist on in the Lord: you must no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds.
18. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart.
19. They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
20. That is not the way you learned Christ!
21. For surely you have heard about him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus.
22. You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts,
23. and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
24. and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
25. So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.
26. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
27. and do not make room for the devil.
28. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.
29. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.
30. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.
31. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice,
32. and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.