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Bible in one year


December 2


Daniel 7:1-28
1. In the first year of Balthazar king of Babylon, saw Daniel a dream, and a vision was in his head upon his bed. Which dream he wrote, and the sum of the matter is this:
2. Daniel spake and said: I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the sea,
3. and four great beasts came up from the sea, one unlike another.
4. The first was as a lion, and yet had he Aegle's wings. I saw, that his wings were plucked from him, and he taken away from the earth: that he stood upon his feet as a man, and that there was given him a man's heart.
5. Behold, the second beast was like a bear, and stood upon the one side. Among his teeth in his mouth he had three great long teeth, and it was said unto him: Arise, eat up, much flesh.
6. Then I looked, and behold, there was another like unto a leopard: this had wings as a fowl, even four upon the back. This beast had four heads, and there was power given him.
7. After this I saw in a vision by night, and behold, the fourth beast was grim and horrible, and marvelous strong. It had great iron teeth, it devoured and destroyed, and stamped the residue under feet. It was far unlike the other beasts that were before it: for it had ten horns, whereof I took good heed.
8. And behold, there came up among them, another like horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked away. Behold, this horn had eyes like a man, and a mouth speaking presumptuous things.
9. I looked till the seats were prepared, and till the old aged sat him down. His clothing was white as snow, and the hairs of his head like the pure wool. His throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as the burning fire.
10. There drew forth a fiery stream, and went out from him. A thousand times a thousand served him. Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The judgment was set, and the books opened.
11. Then took I heed there unto, because of the voice of the proud words, which the(that) horn spake. I beheld, till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given over to be brent in the fire.
12. As for the power of the other beasts also, it was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a time and season.
13. I saw in a vision by night, and behold, there came one in the clouds of heaven like the son of a man, which went unto the old aged, before whom they brought him:
14. Then gave he him power and dignity regal, that all people, tribes and tongues should serve him: His power is an everlasting power, which shall never be put down: and his kingdom endureth uncorrupt.
15. My heart was vexed, and I Daniel had a troubled spirit within me, and the visions of my head made me afraid:
16. till I gat me to one of them that stood by, to know the truth, concerning all these things. So he told me, and made me understand the interpretation of these things.
17. These four great beasts, are four kings which shall arise out of the earth.
18. These shall take in the kingdom of the saints of the most highest, and possess it still more and more for a long season.
19. After this I required diligently to know the truth, concerning the fourth beast, which was so far unlike the other beasts, and so horrible: whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass: which devoured and destroyed, and stamped the residue under his feet.
20. I desired also to know the truth, as touching the ten horns that he had upon his head, and this other which came up afterward, before whose face there fell down three: which horn had eyes and a mouth that spake presumptuous things, and looked with a grimmer visage than his fellows.
21. I beheld, and the same horn made battle against the saints, yea and gat the victory of them
22. till the time that the old aged came, that the judgement was given to the chiefest saints: and till the time, that the saints had the kingdom in possession.
23. He gave me this answer: That fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth: it shall be more than all other kingdoms, it shall devour, tread down, and destroy all other lands.
24. The ten horns, are ten kings that shall arise out of that kingdom, after whom there shall stand up another, which shall be greater than the first.
25. He shall subdue three kings, and shall speak words against the highest(hyest) of all: he shall destroy the saints of the most highest,(hyest) and think, that he may change times and laws. They shall be given under his power, until a time, two times, and a half a time.
26. But the judgement shall be kept, so that his power shall be taken from him, for he shall be destroyed, and perish at the last.
27. As for the kingdom, power and all might that is under the heaven: it shall be given to the holy people of the most highest, whose kingdom is everlasting, yea all powers shall serve and obey him.
28. Thus far extend the words. Nevertheless, I Daniel was so vexed in my thoughts, that my countenance changed, but the words I kept still in my heart.

Daniel 8:1-27
1. In the third year of the reign of king Balthazar, there appeared a vision unto me Daniel, after that I had seen the first.
2. I saw in a vision, and when I saw it, I was at Susis in the chief city, which lieth in the land of Elam, and in the vision me thought I was by the river of Ulai.
3. Then I looked up, and saw, and behold, there stood before the river, a ram, which had horns: and these horns were high, but one was higher than another, and the highest(hyest) came up last.
4. I saw that this ram pushed with his horns, against the west, against the north and against the south: so that no beasts might stand before him, nor defend them from his power: but he did as him listed, and waxed greatly.
5. I took heed unto this, and then came there an he goat from the west over the whole earth, and touched not the ground. This goat had a marvelous goodly horn betwixt his eyes,
6. and came unto the ram, that had the two horns (whom I had seen afore by the river side) and ran fiercely upon him with his might.
7. I saw him draw nigh unto the ram, being very fierce upon him: yea he gave him such a stroke, that he brake his two horns: Neither had the ram so much strength as to stand before him: but he cast(kest) him down, trod him under his feet: and no man was able to deliver the ram out of his power.
8. The goat waxed exceedingly great, and when he was at the strongest, his great horn was broken also. Then grew there other four such like in the stead, toward the four winds of the heaven.
9. Yea out of one of the least of these horns, there came up yet another horn, which waxed marvelous great: toward the south, toward the east, and toward the fair pleasant land.
10. It grew up to the host of heaven, whereof it did cast some down to the ground, and of the stars also, and trod them under feet.
11. Yea it grew up unto the prince of the host, from whom the daily offering was taken, and the place of his Sanctuary casten down.
12. And a certain season was given unto it, against the daily offering (because of wickedness) that it might cast down the verity to the ground, and so to prosper in all things, that it went about.
13. Upon this I heard one of the saints speaking, which saint said unto one that asked this question: How long shall this vision of the daily sacrifice and of the wasting abomination endure: that the Sanctuary and the power shall so be trodden under foot?
14. And he answered him: Unto the evening and the morning, even two thousand and three hundredth days: then shall the Sanctuary be cleansed again.
15. Now when I Daniel had seen this vision, and sought for the understanding of it: behold, there stood before me a thing like unto a man.
16. And I heard a man's voice in the river of Ulai, which cried, and said: O Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.
17. So he came, and stood by me. But I was afraid at his coming, and fell down upon my face. Then said he unto me: O thou son of man, mark well, for in the last time shall this vision be fulfilled.
18. Now as he was speaking unto me, I waxed faint, so that I sunk down to the ground. But he took hold upon me, and set me up again,
19. saying: Behold I will shew thee, what shall happen in the last wrath: for in the time appointed it shall be fulfilled.
20. The ram which thou sawest with the two horns, is the king of the Medes and Perses:
21. but the goat is the king of Greek land: the great horn that stood betwixt his eyes, that is the principal king.
22. But where as it brake, and four other rose up in the stead: it signifieth, that out of this people shall stand up four kingdoms, but not so mighty as it.
23. After these kingdoms (while ungodliness is a growing) there shall arise a king of an unshamefast face, which shall be wise in dark speakings.
24. He shall be mighty and strong, but not in his own strength. He shall destroy above measure, and all that he goeth about, shall prosper: he shall slay the strong and holy people.
25. And thorow his craftiness, falsity shall prosper in his hand, his heart shall be proud, and many one shall be(he) put to death in his wealthiness: He shall stand up against the Prince of Princes, but he shall be destroyed without hand.
26. And this vision that is shewed unto thee, is as sure as the evening and the morning. Therefore write thou upon this sight, for it will be long or it come to pass.
27. Upon this was I Daniel very faint, so that I lay sick certain days: but when I rose up, I went about the king's business, and marveled at the vision, nevertheless no man knew of it.

Psalms 137:1-6
1. By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered Sion.
2. As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees, that are therein.
3. Then they that led us away captive, required of us a song and melody in our heaviness: sing us one of the songs of Sion.
4. How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?
5. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten.
6. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth: yea if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.

Proverbs 29:14-14
14. The seat of the king that faithfully judgeth the poor, shall continue sure for ever more.

2 Peter 3:1-18
1. This is the second pistel that I now write unto you, my dearly beloved, wherewith I stir(stere) up and warn your pure minds,
2. to call to remembrance the words which were told before of the holy prophets, and also the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour.
3. This first understand, that there shall come in the last days mockers (in deceitfulness) which will walk after their own lusts
4. and say: Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers died all things continue in the same estate wherein they were at the beginning.(begginning of the creature)
5. This they know not (and that willingly)(willfully) how that the heavens a great while ago were, and the earth that was in the water, appeared up out of the water by the word of God:
6. by the which things the world that then was perished overflowen(that time destroyed by the same) with the flood.(water.)
7. But the heavens verily and earth which are now, are kept by the same word in store, and reserved unto fire, against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.(damnation of ungodly men)
8. Dearly beloved be not ignorant of this one thing, how that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand year, and a thousand year as one day.
9. The Lord is not slack to fulfil his promise as some men count slackness: but is patient to us ward and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance.(and will not that any man should be lost, but that every man should amend himself)
10. Nevertheless the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which day, the heavens shall perish with terrible(a great) noise, and the elements shall melt with heat, and the earth with the works that are therein shall burn.
11. If all these things shall perish, what manner persons ought ye to be in holy conversation, and godliness:
12. looking for, and hasting unto the coming of the day of God,(coming of the LORDE) in which the heavens shall perish with fire, and the elements shall be consumed(elements shall melt) with heat.
13. Nevertheless we look for a new heaven, and a new earth, according to his promise, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14. Wherefore dearly beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and undefiled:
15. And suppose that the long suffering of the Lord is health,(salvation) even as our dearly beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given unto him, wrote to you,
16. yea, almost in every pistel(almost in very pistle) speaking of such things: among which are many things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned, and unstable pervert, as they do other scriptures unto their own destruction.(also, to their own damnation)
17. Ye therefore beloved seeing ye are warned;(know it beforehand) Beware lest ye be also plucked(plucte) away with the error of the wicked, and (fall from your) own steadfastness:
18. but grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord, and saviour Jesus Christ. To whom be glory both now and for ever, Amen. [Here endeth the second epistle of saint Peter]