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December 16


Amos 8:1-14
1. This is what the Lord GOD showed me-- a basket of summer fruit.
2. He said, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then the LORD said to me, "The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by.
3. The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day," says the Lord GOD; "the dead bodies shall be many, cast out in every place. Be silent!"
4. Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land,
5. saying, "When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practice deceit with false balances,
6. buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat."
7. The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.
8. Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who lives in it, and all of it rise like the Nile, and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt?
9. On that day, says the Lord GOD, I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight.
10. I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day.
11. The time is surely coming, says the Lord GOD, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.
12. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, but they shall not find it.
13. In that day the beautiful young women and the young men shall faint for thirst.
14. Those who swear by Ashimah of Samaria, and say, "As your god lives, O Dan," and, "As the way of Beer-sheba lives"-- they shall fall, and never rise again.

Amos 9:1-15
1. I saw the LORD standing beside the altar, and he said: Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; and those who are left I will kill with the sword; not one of them shall flee away, not one of them shall escape.
2. Though they dig into Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.
3. Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will search out and take them; and though they hide from my sight at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the sea-serpent, and it shall bite them.
4. And though they go into captivity in front of their enemies, there I will command the sword, and it shall kill them; and I will fix my eyes on them for harm and not for good.
5. The Lord, GOD of hosts, he who touches the earth and it melts, and all who live in it mourn, and all of it rises like the Nile, and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt;
6. who builds his upper chambers in the heavens, and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the surface of the earth-- the LORD is his name.
7. Are you not like the Ethiopians to me, O people of Israel? says the LORD. Did I not bring Israel up from the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor and the Arameans from Kir?
8. The eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth-- except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, says the LORD.
9. For lo, I will command, and shake the house of Israel among all the nations as one shakes with a sieve, but no pebble shall fall to the ground.
10. All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, "Evil shall not overtake or meet us."
11. On that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen, and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old;
12. in order that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name, says the LORD who does this.
13. The time is surely coming, says the LORD, when the one who plows shall overtake the one who reaps, and the treader of grapes the one who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.
14. I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.
15. I will plant them upon their land, and they shall never again be plucked up out of the land that I have given them, says the LORD your God.

Psalms 143:1-6
1. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me in your righteousness.
2. Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
3. For the enemy has pursued me, crushing my life to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4. Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
5. I remember the days of old, I think about all your deeds, I meditate on the works of your hands.
6. I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Proverbs 30:1-4
1. The words of Agur son of Jakeh. An oracle. Thus says the man: I am weary, O God, I am weary, O God. How can I prevail?
2. Surely I am too stupid to be human; I do not have human understanding.
3. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the holy ones.
4. Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in the hollow of the hand? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is the person's name? And what is the name of the person's child? Surely you know!

Revelation 6:1-17
1. Then I saw the Lamb open one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures call out, as with a voice of thunder, "Come!"
2. I looked, and there was a white horse! Its rider had a bow; a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering and to conquer.
3. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature call out, "Come!"
4. And out came another horse, bright red; its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another; and he was given a great sword.
5. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature call out, "Come!" I looked, and there was a black horse! Its rider held a pair of scales in his hand,
6. and I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's pay, and three quarts of barley for a day's pay, but do not damage the olive oil and the wine!"
7. When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature call out, "Come!"
8. I looked and there was a pale green horse! Its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed with him; they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and pestilence, and by the wild animals of the earth.
9. When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered for the word of God and for the testimony they had given;
10. they cried out with a loud voice, "Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long will it be before you judge and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?"
11. They were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number would be complete both of their fellow servants and of their brothers and sisters, who were soon to be killed as they themselves had been killed.
12. When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and there came a great earthquake; the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood,
13. and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree drops its winter fruit when shaken by a gale.
14. The sky vanished like a scroll rolling itself up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
15. Then the kings of the earth and the magnates and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains,
16. calling to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb;
17. for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"