October 2

Nehemiah 3

1Then Eliashib, the chief priest, got up with his brothers the priests, and took in hand the building of the sheep doorway; they made it holy and put its doors in position; as far as the tower of Hammeah they made it holy, even to the tower of Hananel.

2And by his side the men of Jericho were building. And after them, Zaccur, the son of Imri.

3The sons of Hassenaah were the builders of the fish doorway; they put its boards in place and put up its doors, with their locks and rods.

4By their side Meremoth, the son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, was making good the walls. Then Meshullam, the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabel; and by him, Zadok, the son of Baana.

5Near them, the Tekoites were at work; but their chiefs did not put their necks to the work of their Lord.

6Joiada, the son of Paseah, and Meshullam, the son of Besodeiah, made good the old doorway; they put its boards in place and put up its doors, with their locks and rods.

7By their side were working Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah from the seat of the ruler across the river.

8Near them was working Uzziel, the son of Harhaiah, the gold-worker. And by him was Hananiah, one of the perfume-makers, building up Jerusalem as far as the wide wall.

9Near them was working Rephaiah, the son of Hur, the ruler of half Jerusalem.

10By his side was Jedaiah, the son of Harumaph, opposite his house. And by him was Hattush, the son of Hashabneiah.

11Malchijah, the son of Harim, and Hasshub, the son of Pahath-moab, were working on another part, and the tower of the ovens.

12Near them was Shallum, the son of Hallohesh, the ruler of half Jerusalem, with his daughters.

13Hanun and the people of Zanoah were working on the doorway of the valley; they put it up and put up its doors, with their locks and rods, and a thousand cubits of wall as far as the doorway where the waste material was placed.

14And Malchijah, the son of Rechab, the ruler of the division of Beth-haccherem, made good the doorway of the waste, building it up and putting up its doors, with their locks and rods.

15And Shallun, the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler of the division of Mizpah, made good the doorway of the fountain, building it up and covering it and putting up its doors, with their locks and rods, with the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king’s garden, as far as the steps which go down from the town of David.

16By his side was working Nehemiah, the son of Azbuk, ruler of half the division of Beth-zur, as far as the place opposite the last resting-places of David’s family, and the pool which was made and the house of the men of war.

17Then came the Levites, Rehum, the son of Bani. By his side was working Hashabiah, ruler of half the division of Keilah, for his division.

18After him were working their brothers, Bavvai, the son of Henadad, ruler of half the division of Keilah.

19And by his side was working Ezer, the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, making good another part opposite the way up to the store of arms at the turning of the wall.

20After him Baruch, the son of Zabbai, was hard at work on another part, from the turning of the wall to the door of the house of Eliashib, the chief priest.

21After him Meremoth, the son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, was working on another part, from the door of the house of Eliashib as far as the end of his house.

22After him were working the priests, the men of the lowland.

23After them came Benjamin and Hasshub, opposite their house. After them Azariah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, made good the wall by the house where he himself was living.

24After him Binnui, the son of Henadad, was working on another part, from the house of Azariah as far as the turning of the wall and the angle.

25Palal, the son of Uzai, made good the wall opposite the angle and the tower which comes out from the higher part of the king’s house, by the open space of the watch. After him was Pedaiah, the son of Parosh.

26(Now the Nethinim were living in the Ophel, as far as the place facing the water doorway to the east, and the tower which comes out.)

27After him the Tekoites were making good another part, opposite the great tower which comes out, and up to the wall of the Ophel.

28Further on, past the horse doorway, the priests were at work, every one opposite his house.

29After them Zadok, the son of Immer, was working opposite his house. And after him Shemaiah, the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the east door.

30After him Hananiah, the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun, the sixth son of Zalaph, were making good another part. After him Meshullam, the son of Berechiah, made good the wall opposite his room.

31After him Malchijah, one of the gold-workers to the Nethinim and the traders, made good the wall opposite the doorway of Hammiphkad and as far as the way up to the angle.

32And between the way up to the angle and the sheep door, the gold-workers and the traders made good the wall.

Psalms 97

1The Lord is King, let the earth have joy; let all the sea-lands be glad.

2Dark clouds are round him; his kingdom is based on righteousness and right judging.

3Fire goes before him, burning up all those who are against him round about.

4His bright flames give light to the world; the earth saw it with fear.

5The mountains became like wax at the coming of the Lord, at the coming of the Lord of all the earth.

6The heavens gave out the news of his righteousness, and all the people saw his glory.

7Shamed be all those who give worship to images, and take pride in false gods; give him worship, all you gods.

8Zion gave ear and was glad; and the daughters of Judah were full of joy, because of your decisions, O Lord.

9For you, Lord, are most high over the earth; you are lifted up over all other gods.

10You who are lovers of the Lord, be haters of evil; he keeps the souls of his saints; he takes them out of the hand of sinners.

11Light is shining on the lovers of righteousness, and for the upright in heart there is joy.

12Be glad in the Lord, you upright men; praising the memory of his holy name.

Revelation of John 2

1To the angel of the church in Ephesus say: These things says he who has the seven stars in his right hand, who is walking in the middle of the seven gold lights:

2I have knowledge of your doings, and of your hard work and long waiting, and that you will not put up with evil men, and have put to the test those who say they are Apostles and are not, and have seen that they are false;

3And you have the power of waiting, and have undergone trouble because of my name, without weariness.

4But I have this against you, that you are turned away from your first love.

5So keep in mind where you were at first, and be changed in heart and do the first works; or I will come to you, and will take away your light from its place, if your hearts are not changed.

6But at least you have the credit of hating the works of the Nicolaitans, as I do.

7He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give of the fruit of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.

8And to the angel of the church in Smyrna say: These things says the first and the last, who was dead and is living:

9I have knowledge of your troubles and how poor you are (but you have true wealth), and the evil words of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a Synagogue of Satan.

10Have no fear of the things which you will have to undergo: see, the Evil One will send some of you into prison, so that you may be put to the test; and you will have great trouble for ten days. Be true till death, and I will give you the crown of life.

11He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not come under the power of the second death.

12And to the angel of the church in Pergamos say: These things says he who has the sharp two-edged sword:

13I have knowledge that your living-place is where Satan has his seat: and you are true to my name, and were not turned away from your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my true witness, who was put to death among you, where Satan has his place.

14But I have some things against you, because you have with you those who keep the teaching of Balaam, by whose suggestion Balak made the children of Israel go out of the right way, taking food which was offered to false gods, and going after the desires of the flesh.

15And you have those who keep the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

16See, then, that you have a change of heart; or I will come to you quickly, and will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.

17He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give of the secret manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name, of which no one has knowledge but he to whom it is given.

18And to the angel of the church in Thyatira say: These things says the Son of God, whose eyes are like a flame of fire, and his feet like polished brass:

19I have knowledge of your works, and your love and faith and help and strength in trouble, and that your last works are more than the first.

20But I have this against you, that you let the woman Jezebel say she is a prophet and give false teaching, making my servants go after the desires of the flesh and take food offered to false gods.

21And I gave her time for a change of heart, but she has no mind to give up her unclean ways.

22See, I will put her into a bed, and those who make themselves unclean with her, into great trouble, if they go on with her works.

23And I will put her children to death; and all the churches will see that I am he who makes search into the secret thoughts and hearts of men: and I will give to every one of you the reward of your works.

24But to you I say, to the rest in Thyatira, even to those who have not this teaching, and have no knowledge of the secrets of Satan, as they say; I put on you no other weight.

25But what you have, keep safe till I come.

26He who overcomes, and keeps my works to the end, to him I will give rule over the nations,

27And he will be ruling them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of the potter they will be broken, even as I have power from my Father:

28And I will give him the morning star.

29He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches.

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