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December 26


Zechariah 1:1-21
1. In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo, saying:
2. The LORD was very angry with your ancestors.
3. Therefore say to them, Thus says the LORD of hosts: Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.
4. Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, "Thus says the LORD of hosts, Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds." But they did not hear or heed me, says the LORD.
5. Your ancestors, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?
6. But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not overtake your ancestors? So they repented and said, "The LORD of hosts has dealt with us according to our ways and deeds, just as he planned to do."
7. On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo; and Zechariah said,
8. In the night I saw a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen; and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.
9. Then I said, "What are these, my lord?" The angel who talked with me said to me, "I will show you what they are."
10. So the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered, "They are those whom the LORD has sent to patrol the earth."
11. Then they spoke to the angel of the LORD who was standing among the myrtle trees, "We have patrolled the earth, and lo, the whole earth remains at peace."
12. Then the angel of the LORD said, "O LORD of hosts, how long will you withhold mercy from Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which you have been angry these seventy years?"
13. Then the LORD replied with gracious and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.
14. So the angel who talked with me said to me, Proclaim this message: Thus says the LORD of hosts; I am very jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion.
15. And I am extremely angry with the nations that are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they made the disaster worse.
16. Therefore, thus says the LORD, I have returned to Jerusalem with compassion; my house shall be built in it, says the LORD of hosts, and the measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.
17. Proclaim further: Thus says the LORD of hosts: My cities shall again overflow with prosperity; the LORD will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.
18. And I looked up and saw four horns.
19. I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these?" And he answered me, "These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."
20. Then the LORD showed me four blacksmiths.
21. And I asked, "What are they coming to do?" He answered, "These are the horns that scattered Judah, so that no head could be raised; but these have come to terrify them, to strike down the horns of the nations that lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter its people."

Zechariah 2:1-13
1. I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.
2. Then I asked, "Where are you going?" He answered me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length."
3. Then the angel who talked with me came forward, and another angel came forward to meet him,
4. and said to him, "Run, say to that young man: Jerusalem shall be inhabited like villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and animals in it.
5. For I will be a wall of fire all around it, says the LORD, and I will be the glory within it."
6. Up, up! Flee from the land of the north, says the LORD; for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven, says the LORD.
7. Up! Escape to Zion, you that live with daughter Babylon.
8. For thus said the LORD of hosts (after his glory sent me) regarding the nations that plundered you: Truly, one who touches you touches the apple of my eye.
9. See now, I am going to raise my hand against them, and they shall become plunder for their own slaves. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me.
10. Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! For lo, I will come and dwell in your midst, says the LORD.
11. Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in your midst. And you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
12. The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.
13. Be silent, all people, before the LORD; for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

Zechariah 3:1-10
1. Then he showed me the high priest Joshua standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
2. And the LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this man a brand plucked from the fire?"
3. Now Joshua was dressed with filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.
4. The angel said to those who were standing before him, "Take off his filthy clothes." And to him he said, "See, I have taken your guilt away from you, and I will clothe you with festal apparel."
5. And I said, "Let them put a clean turban on his head." So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with the apparel; and the angel of the LORD was standing by.
6. Then the angel of the LORD assured Joshua, saying
7. "Thus says the LORD of hosts: If you will walk in my ways and keep my requirements, then you shall rule my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you the right of access among those who are standing here.
8. Now listen, Joshua, high priest, you and your colleagues who sit before you! For they are an omen of things to come: I am going to bring my servant the Branch.
9. For on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven facets, I will engrave its inscription, says the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the guilt of this land in a single day.
10. On that day, says the LORD of hosts, you shall invite each other to come under your vine and fig tree."

Psalms 147:12-20
12. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
13. For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.
14. He grants peace within your borders; he fills you with the finest of wheat.
15. He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16. He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.
17. He hurls down hail like crumbs-- who can stand before his cold?
18. He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.
19. He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and ordinances to Israel.
20. He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his ordinances. Praise the LORD!

Proverbs 30:21-23
21. Under three things the earth trembles; under four it cannot bear up:
22. a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when glutted with food;
23. an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maid when she succeeds her mistress.

Revelation 16:1-21
1. Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, "Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God."
2. So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and a foul and painful sore came on those who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped its image.
3. The second angel poured his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing in the sea died.
4. The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
5. And I heard the angel of the waters say, "You are just, O Holy One, who are and were, for you have judged these things;
6. because they shed the blood of saints and prophets, you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!"
7. And I heard the altar respond, "Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, your judgments are true and just!"
8. The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch them with fire;
9. they were scorched by the fierce heat, but they cursed the name of God, who had authority over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory.
10. The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness; people gnawed their tongues in agony,
11. and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and they did not repent of their deeds.
12. The sixth angel poured his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up in order to prepare the way for the kings from the east.
13. And I saw three foul spirits like frogs coming from the mouth of the dragon, from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet.
14. These are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.
15. ("See, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and is clothed, not going about naked and exposed to shame.")
16. And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Harmagedon.
17. The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
18. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a violent earthquake, such as had not occurred since people were upon the earth, so violent was that earthquake.
19. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. God remembered great Babylon and gave her the wine-cup of the fury of his wrath.
20. And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found;
21. and huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, dropped from heaven on people, until they cursed God for the plague of the hail, so fearful was that plague.