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November 17


Ezekiel 25:1-17
1. The word of the LORD came to me:
2. Mortal, set your face toward the Ammonites and prophesy against them.
3. Say to the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD: Thus says the Lord GOD, Because you said, "Aha!" over my sanctuary when it was profaned, and over the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and over the house of Judah when it went into exile;
4. therefore I am handing you over to the people of the east for a possession. They shall set their encampments among you and pitch their tents in your midst; they shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk.
5. I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and Ammon a fold for flocks. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.
6. For thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced with all the malice within you against the land of Israel,
7. therefore I have stretched out my hand against you, and will hand you over as plunder to the nations. I will cut you off from the peoples and will make you perish out of the countries; I will destroy you. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.
8. Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Moab said, The house of Judah is like all the other nations,
9. therefore I will lay open the flank of Moab from the towns on its frontier, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim.
10. I will give it along with Ammon to the people of the east as a possession. Thus Ammon shall be remembered no more among the nations,
11. and I will execute judgments upon Moab. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.
12. Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Edom acted revengefully against the house of Judah and has grievously offended in taking vengeance upon them,
13. therefore thus says the Lord GOD, I will stretch out my hand against Edom, and cut off from it humans and animals, and I will make it desolate; from Teman even to Dedan they shall fall by the sword.
14. I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall act in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord GOD.
15. Thus says the Lord GOD: Because with unending hostilities the Philistines acted in vengeance, and with malice of heart took revenge in destruction;
16. therefore thus says the Lord GOD, I will stretch out my hand against the Philistines, cut off the Cherethites, and destroy the rest of the seacoast.
17. I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful punishments. Then they shall know that I am the LORD, when I lay my vengeance on them.

Ezekiel 26:1-21
1. In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me:
2. Mortal, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, "Aha, broken is the gateway of the peoples; it has swung open to me; I shall be replenished, now that it is wasted,"
3. therefore, thus says the Lord GOD: See, I am against you, O Tyre! I will hurl many nations against you, as the sea hurls its waves.
4. They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down its towers. I will scrape its soil from it and make it a bare rock.
5. It shall become, in the midst of the sea, a place for spreading nets. I have spoken, says the Lord GOD. It shall become plunder for the nations,
6. and its daughter-towns in the country shall be killed by the sword. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.
7. For thus says the Lord GOD: I will bring against Tyre from the north King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, king of kings, together with horses, chariots, cavalry, and a great and powerful army.
8. Your daughter-towns in the country he shall put to the sword. He shall set up a siege wall against you, cast up a ramp against you, and raise a roof of shields against you.
9. He shall direct the shock of his battering rams against your walls and break down your towers with his axes.
10. His horses shall be so many that their dust shall cover you. At the noise of cavalry, wheels, and chariots your very walls shall shake, when he enters your gates like those entering a breached city.
11. With the hoofs of his horses he shall trample all your streets. He shall put your people to the sword, and your strong pillars shall fall to the ground.
12. They will plunder your riches and loot your merchandise; they shall break down your walls and destroy your fine houses. Your stones and timber and soil they shall cast into the water.
13. I will silence the music of your songs; the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more.
14. I will make you a bare rock; you shall be a place for spreading nets. You shall never again be rebuilt, for I the LORD have spoken, says the Lord GOD.
15. Thus says the Lord GOD to Tyre: Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, when slaughter goes on within you?
16. Then all the princes of the sea shall step down from their thrones; they shall remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They shall clothe themselves with trembling, and shall sit on the ground; they shall tremble every moment, and be appalled at you.
17. And they shall raise a lamentation over you, and say to you: How you have vanished from the seas, O city renowned, once mighty on the sea, you and your inhabitants, who imposed your terror on all the mainland!
18. Now the coastlands tremble on the day of your fall; the coastlands by the sea are dismayed at your passing.
19. For thus says the Lord GOD: When I make you a city laid waste, like cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you,
20. then I will thrust you down with those who descend into the Pit, to the people of long ago, and I will make you live in the world below, among primeval ruins, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you will not be inhabited or have a place in the land of the living.
21. I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more; though sought for, you will never be found again, says the Lord GOD.

Psalms 128:1-6
1. Happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways.
2. You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall go well with you.
3. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
4. Thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.
5. The LORD bless you from Zion. May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
6. May you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!

Proverbs 28:25-25
25. The greedy person stirs up strife, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be enriched.

Hebrews 11:17-40
17. By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac. He who had received the promises was ready to offer up his only son,
18. of whom he had been told, "It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named for you."
19. He considered the fact that God is able even to raise someone from the dead-- and figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
20. By faith Isaac invoked blessings for the future on Jacob and Esau.
21. By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, "bowing in worship over the top of his staff."
22. By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions about his burial.
23. By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
24. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh's daughter,
25. choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.
26. He considered abuse suffered for the Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the reward.
27. By faith he left Egypt, unafraid of the king's anger; for he persevered as though he saw him who is invisible.
28. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29. By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned.
30. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days.
31. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.
32. And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets--
33. who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
34. quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
35. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection.
36. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.
37. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented--
38. of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
39. Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised,
40. since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.