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Bible in one year


November 5


Ezekiel 1:1-28
1. In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
2. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin),
3. the word of the LORD came to the priest Ezekiel son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was on him there.
4. As I looked, a stormy wind came out of the north: a great cloud with brightness around it and fire flashing forth continually, and in the middle of the fire, something like gleaming amber.
5. In the middle of it was something like four living creatures. This was their appearance: they were of human form.
6. Each had four faces, and each of them had four wings.
7. Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled like burnished bronze.
8. Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus:
9. their wings touched one another; each of them moved straight ahead, without turning as they moved.
10. As for the appearance of their faces: the four had the face of a human being, the face of a lion on the right side, the face of an ox on the left side, and the face of an eagle;
11. such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each creature had two wings, each of which touched the wing of another, while two covered their bodies.
12. Each moved straight ahead; wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.
13. In the middle of the living creatures there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, like torches moving to and fro among the living creatures; the fire was bright, and lightning issued from the fire.
14. The living creatures darted to and fro, like a flash of lightning.
15. As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them.
16. As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl; and the four had the same form, their construction being something like a wheel within a wheel.
17. When they moved, they moved in any of the four directions without veering as they moved.
18. Their rims were tall and awesome, for the rims of all four were full of eyes all around.
19. When the living creatures moved, the wheels moved beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose.
20. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
21. When they moved, the others moved; when they stopped, the others stopped; and when they rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
22. Over the heads of the living creatures there was something like a dome, shining like crystal, spread out above their heads.
23. Under the dome their wings were stretched out straight, one toward another; and each of the creatures had two wings covering its body.
24. When they moved, I heard the sound of their wings like the sound of mighty waters, like the thunder of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army; when they stopped, they let down their wings.
25. And there came a voice from above the dome over their heads; when they stopped, they let down their wings.
26. And above the dome over their heads there was something like a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was something that seemed like a human form.
27. Upward from what appeared like the loins I saw something like gleaming amber, something that looked like fire enclosed all around; and downward from what looked like the loins I saw something that looked like fire, and there was a splendor all around.
28. Like the bow in a cloud on a rainy day, such was the appearance of the splendor all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of someone speaking.

Ezekiel 2:1-10
1. He said to me: O mortal, stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you.
2. And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me.
3. He said to me, Mortal, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have transgressed against me to this very day.
4. The descendants are impudent and stubborn. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD."
5. Whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house), they shall know that there has been a prophet among them.
6. And you, O mortal, do not be afraid of them, and do not be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns surround you and you live among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words, and do not be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.
7. You shall speak my words to them, whether they hear or refuse to hear; for they are a rebellious house.
8. But you, mortal, hear what I say to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you.
9. I looked, and a hand was stretched out to me, and a written scroll was in it.
10. He spread it before me; it had writing on the front and on the back, and written on it were words of lamentation and mourning and woe.

Psalms 119:153-160
153. Look on my misery and rescue me, for I do not forget your law.
154. Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise.
155. Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.
156. Great is your mercy, O LORD; give me life according to your justice.
157. Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, yet I do not swerve from your decrees.
158. I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands.
159. Consider how I love your precepts; preserve my life according to your steadfast love.
160. The sum of your word is truth; and every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever.

Proverbs 28:12-12
12. When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked prevail, people go into hiding.

Hebrews 1:1-14
1. Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets,
2. but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds.
3. He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact imprint of God's very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4. having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
5. For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you"? Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son"?
6. And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."
7. Of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire."
8. But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom.
9. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions."
10. And, "In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11. they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like clothing;
12. like a cloak you will roll them up, and like clothing they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will never end."
13. But to which of the angels has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?
14. Are not all angels spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?