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Bible in one year


December 5


Hosea 1:1-11
1. The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Beeri, in the days of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah, and in the days of King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel.
2. When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, "Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the LORD."
3. So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
4. And the LORD said to him, "Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel."
6. She conceived again and bore a daughter. Then the LORD said to him, "Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them.
7. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the LORD their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by horses, or by horsemen."
8. When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son.
9. Then the LORD said, "Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God."
10. Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, "You are not my people," it shall be said to them, "Children of the living God."
11. The people of Judah and the people of Israel shall be gathered together, and they shall appoint for themselves one head; and they shall take possession of the land, for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

Hosea 2:1-22
1. Say to your brother, Ammi, and to your sister, Ruhamah.
2. Plead with your mother, plead-- for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband-- that she put away her whoring from her face, and her adultery from between her breasts,
3. or I will strip her naked and expose her as in the day she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and turn her into a parched land, and kill her with thirst.
4. Upon her children also I will have no pity, because they are children of whoredom.
5. For their mother has played the whore; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, "I will go after my lovers; they give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink."
6. Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns; and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths.
7. She shall pursue her lovers, but not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them. Then she shall say, "I will go and return to my first husband, for it was better with me then than now."
8. She did not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the wine, and the oil, and who lavished upon her silver and gold that they used for Baal.
9. Therefore I will take back my grain in its time, and my wine in its season; and I will take away my wool and my flax, which were to cover her nakedness.
10. Now I will uncover her shame in the sight of her lovers, and no one shall rescue her out of my hand.
11. I will put an end to all her mirth, her festivals, her new moons, her sabbaths, and all her appointed festivals.
12. I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees, of which she said, "These are my pay, which my lovers have given me." I will make them a forest, and the wild animals shall devour them.
13. I will punish her for the festival days of the Baals, when she offered incense to them and decked herself with her ring and jewelry, and went after her lovers, and forgot me, says the LORD.
14. Therefore, I will now allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.
15. From there I will give her her vineyards, and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she shall respond as in the days of her youth, as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.
16. On that day, says the LORD, you will call me, "My husband," and no longer will you call me, "My Baal."
17. For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.
18. I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety.
19. And I will take you for my wife forever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy.
20. I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall know the LORD.
21. On that day I will answer, says the LORD, I will answer the heavens and they shall answer the earth;
22. and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel;

Psalms 138:4-6
4. All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth.
5. They shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.
6. For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away.

Proverbs 29:17-17
17. Discipline your children, and they will give you rest; they will give delight to your heart.

1 John 3:1-24
1. See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
2. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.
3. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
4. Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
5. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
6. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him.
7. Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
8. Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
9. Those who have been born of God do not sin, because God's seed abides in them; they cannot sin, because they have been born of God.
10. The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.
11. For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12. We must not be like Cain who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
13. Do not be astonished, brothers and sisters, that the world hates you.
14. We know that we have passed from death to life because we love one another. Whoever does not love abides in death.
15. All who hate a brother or sister are murderers, and you know that murderers do not have eternal life abiding in them.
16. We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us-- and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
17. How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
18. Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
19. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him
20. whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
21. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God;
22. and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.
23. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
24. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.