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Bible in one year


September 1


Song of Solomon 1:1-17
1. The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
2. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine,
3. your anointing oils are fragrant, your name is perfume poured out; therefore the maidens love you.
4. Draw me after you, let us make haste. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.
5. I am black and beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.
6. Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has gazed on me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!
7. Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions?
8. If you do not know, O fairest among women, follow the tracks of the flock, and pasture your kids beside the shepherds' tents.
9. I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.
10. Your cheeks are comely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.
11. We will make you ornaments of gold, studded with silver.
12. While the king was on his couch, my nard gave forth its fragrance.
13. My beloved is to me a bag of myrrh that lies between my breasts.
14. My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of En-gedi.
15. Ah, you are beautiful, my love; ah, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.
16. Ah, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly lovely. Our couch is green;
17. the beams of our house are cedar, our rafters are pine.

Song of Solomon 2:1-17
1. I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
2. As a lily among brambles, so is my love among maidens.
3. As an apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention toward me was love.
5. Sustain me with raisins, refresh me with apples; for I am faint with love.
6. O that his left hand were under my head, and that his right hand embraced me!
7. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the wild does: do not stir up or awaken love until it is ready!
8. The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.
9. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through the lattice.
10. My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away;
11. for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
12. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
13. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
14. O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
15. Catch us the foxes, the little foxes, that ruin the vineyards-- for our vineyards are in blossom."
16. My beloved is mine and I am his; he pastures his flock among the lilies.
17. Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, be like a gazelle or a young stag on the cleft mountains.

Psalms 104:1-9
1. Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty,
2. wrapped in light as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
3. you set the beams of your chambers on the waters, you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind,
4. you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers.
5. You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be shaken.
6. You cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7. At your rebuke they flee; at the sound of your thunder they take to flight.
8. They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys to the place that you appointed for them.
9. You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.

Proverbs 24:15-16
15. Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against the home of the righteous; do no violence to the place where the righteous live;
16. for though they fall seven times, they will rise again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

1 Corinthians 11:17-34
17. Now in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.
18. For, to begin with, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and to some extent I believe it.
19. Indeed, there have to be factions among you, for only so will it become clear who among you are genuine.
20. When you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord's supper.
21. For when the time comes to eat, each of you goes ahead with your own supper, and one goes hungry and another becomes drunk.
22. What! Do you not have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you show contempt for the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I commend you? In this matter I do not commend you!
23. For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread,
24. and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
25. In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
26. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
27. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord.
28. Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
29. For all who eat and drink without discerning the body, eat and drink judgment against themselves.
30. For this reason many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.
31. But if we judged ourselves, we would not be judged.
32. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.
33. So then, my brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.
34. If you are hungry, eat at home, so that when you come together, it will not be for your condemnation. About the other things I will give instructions when I come.