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October 27

Psalms 117

1Let all the nations give praise to the Lord: let all the people give him praise.

2For great is his mercy to us, and his faith is unchanging for ever. Praise be to the Lord.

Isaiah 25

1O Lord, you are my God; I will give praise to you, I will give honour to your name; for you have done great acts of power; your purposes in the past have been made true and certain in effect.

2For you have made a town a waste place: a strong town a mass of broken walls; the tower of the men of pride has come to an end; it will never be put up again.

3For this cause will the strong people give glory to you, the town of the cruel ones will be in fear of you.

4For you have been a strong place for the poor and the crushed in their trouble, a safe place from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the wrath of the cruel ones is like a winter storm.

5As heat by the shade of a cloud, the noise of the men of pride has been made quiet by you; as heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the cruel ones has been stopped.

6And in this mountain will the Lord of armies make for all peoples a feast of good things, a feast of wines long stored, of good things sweet to the taste, of wines long kept and tested.

7And in this mountain he will put an end to the shade covering the face of all peoples, and the veil which is stretched over all nations.

8He has put an end to death for ever; and the Lord God will take away all weeping; and he will put an end to the shame of his people in all the earth: for the Lord has said it.

9And in that day it will be said, See, this is our God; we have been waiting for him, and he will be our saviour: this is the Lord in whom is our hope; we will be glad and have delight in his salvation.

10For in this mountain will the hand of the Lord come to rest, and Moab will be crushed down in his place, even as the dry stems of the grain are crushed under foot in the waste place.

11And if he puts out his hands, like a man stretching out his hands in swimming, the Lord will make low his pride, however expert his designs.

12And the strong tower of your walls has been broken by him, made low, and crushed even to the dust.

Isaiah 26

1In that day will this song be made in the land of Judah: We have a strong town; he will make salvation our walls and towers.

2Let the doors be open, so that the upright nation which keeps faith may come in.

3The man whose heart is unmoved you will keep in peace, because his hope is in you.

4Let your hope be in the Lord for ever: for the Lord Jah is an unchanging Rock.

5For he has made low those who are lifted up, all the people of the town of pride: he makes it low, crushing it down to the earth; he makes it low in the dust.

6It will be crushed under the feet of the poor and the steps of those who are in need.

7The way of the good man is straight; the road of the upright is made smooth by you.

8We have been waiting for you, O Lord; the desire of our soul is for the memory of your name.

9In the night the desire of my soul has been for you; early will my spirit be searching for you; for when your punishments come on the earth, the people of the world will get the knowledge of righteousness.

10Even if you are kind to the evil-doer, he will not go after righteousness; even in the land of the upright he will still go on in his wrongdoing, and will not see the glory of the Lord.

11Lord, your hand is lifted up, but they do not see: let them see … yes, your haters will be burned up in the fire.

12Lord, you will give us peace: for all our works are the outcome of your purpose.

13O Lord, our God, other lords than you have had rule over us; but in you only is our salvation, and no other name will we take on our lips.

14The dead will not come back to life: their spirits will not come back to earth; for this cause you have sent destruction on them, so that the memory of them is dead.

15You have made the nation great, O Lord, you have made it great; glory is yours: you have made wide the limits of the land.

16Lord, in trouble our eyes have been turned to you, we sent up a prayer when your punishment was on us.

17As a woman with child, whose time is near, is troubled, crying out in her pain; so have we been before you, O Lord.

18We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have given birth to wind; no salvation has come to the earth through us, and no children have come into the world.

19Your dead will come back; their dead bodies will come to life again. Those in the dust, awaking from their sleep, will send out a song; for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the shades.

20Come, my people, into your secret places, and let your doors be shut: keep yourself safe for a short time, till his wrath is over.

21For the Lord is coming out of his place to send punishment on the people of the earth for their evil-doing: the earth will let the blood drained out on her be seen, and will keep her dead covered no longer.

2 Thessalonians 1

1Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3It is right for us to give praise to God at all times for you, brothers, because of the great increase of your faith, and the wealth of your love for one another;

4So that we ourselves take pride in you in the churches of God for your untroubled mind and your faith in all the troubles and sorrows which you are going through;

5Which is a clear sign of the decision which God in his righteousness has made; to give you a part in his kingdom, for which you have undergone this pain;

6For it is an act of righteousness on God’s part to give trouble as their reward to those who are troubling you,

7And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus comes from heaven with the angels of his power in flames of fire,

8To give punishment to those who have no knowledge of God, and to those who do not give ear to the good news of our Lord Jesus:

9Whose reward will be eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his strength,

10At his coming, when he will have glory in his saints, and will be a cause of wonder in all those who had faith (because our witness among you had effect) in that day.

11For this reason, you are ever in our prayers, that you may seem to our God such as may have a part in his purpose and that by his power he will make all his good purpose, and the work of faith, complete;

12So that glory may be given to the name of our Lord Jesus through you, and you may have glory in him, by the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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January 1

Genesis 1

1At the first God made the heaven and the earth.

2And the earth was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters.

3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4And God, looking on the light, saw that it was good: and God made a division between the light and the dark,

5Naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

6And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters.

7And God made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so.

8And God gave the arch the name of Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven come together in one place, and let the dry land be seen: and it was so.

10And God gave the dry land the name of Earth; and the waters together in their place were named Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11And God said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so.

12And grass came up on the earth, and every plant producing seed of its sort, and every tree producing fruit, in which is its seed, of its sort: and God saw that it was good.

13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

14And God said, Let there be lights in the arch of heaven, for a division between the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for marking the changes of the year, and for days and for years:

15And let them be for lights in the arch of heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.

16And God made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars.

17And God put them in the arch of heaven, to give light on the earth;

18To have rule over the day and the night, and for a division between the light and the dark: and God saw that it was good.

19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

20And God said, Let the waters be full of living things, and let birds be in flight over the earth under the arch of heaven.

21And God made great sea-beasts, and every sort of living and moving thing with which the waters were full, and every sort of winged bird: and God saw that it was good.

22And God gave them his blessing, saying, Be fertile and have increase, making all the waters of the seas full, and let the birds be increased in the earth.

23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

24And God said, Let the earth give birth to all sorts of living things, cattle and all things moving on the earth, and beasts of the earth after their sort: and it was so.

25And God made the beast of the earth after its sort, and the cattle after their sort, and everything moving on the face of the earth after its sort: and God saw that it was good.

26And God said, Let us make man in our image, like us: and let him have rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every living thing which goes flat on the earth.

27And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them.

28And God gave them his blessing and said to them, Be fertile and have increase, and make the earth full and be masters of it; be rulers over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing moving on the earth.

29And God said, See, I have given you every plant producing seed, on the face of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit producing seed: they will be for your food:

30And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the air and every living thing moving on the face of the earth I have given every green plant for food: and it was so.

31And God saw everything which he had made and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Genesis 2

1And the heaven and the earth and all things in them were complete.

2And on the seventh day God came to the end of all his work; and on the seventh day he took his rest from all the work which he had done.

3And God gave his blessing to the seventh day and made it holy: because on that day he took his rest from all the work which he had made and done.

4These are the generations of the heaven and the earth when they were made.

5In the day when the Lord God made earth and heaven there were no plants of the field on the earth, and no grass had come up: for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to do work on the land.

6But a mist went up from the earth, watering all the face of the land.

7And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.

8And the Lord God made a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had made.

9And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10And a river went out of Eden giving water to the garden; and from there it was parted and became four streams.

11The name of the first is Pishon, which goes round about all the land of Havilah where there is gold.

12And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

13And the name of the second river is Gihon: this river goes round all the land of Cush.

14And the name of the third river is Tigris, which goes to the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

15And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to do work in it and take care of it.

16And the Lord God gave the man orders, saying, You may freely take of the fruit of every tree of the garden:

17But of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you may not take; for on the day when you take of it, death will certainly come to you.

18And the Lord God said, It is not good for the man to be by himself: I will make one like himself as a help to him

19And from the earth the Lord God made every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and took them to the man to see what names he would give them: and whatever name he gave to any living thing, that was its name.

20And the man gave names to all cattle and to the birds of the air and to every beast of the field; but Adam had no one like himself as a help.

21And the Lord God sent a deep sleep on the man, and took one of the bones from his side while he was sleeping, joining up the flesh again in its place:

22And the bone which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman, and took her to the man.

23And the man said, This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh: let her name be Woman because she was taken out of Man.

24For this cause will a man go away from his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they will be one flesh.

25And the man and his wife were without clothing, and they had no sense of shame.

Psalms 1

1Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.

2But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night.

3He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.

4The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.

5For this cause there will be no mercy for sinners when they are judged, and the evil-doers will have no place among the upright,

6Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction.

Luke 5:27-39

27And after these things he went out, and saw Levi, a tax-farmer, seated at the place where taxes were taken, and said to him, Come after me.

28And giving up his business, he got up and went after him.

29And Levi made a great feast for him in his house: and a great number of tax-farmers and others were seated at table with them.

30And the Pharisees and their scribes made protests against his disciples, saying, Why do you take food and drink with tax-farmers and sinners?

31And Jesus, answering, said to them, Those who are well have no need of a medical man, but those who are ill.

32I have come, not to get the upright, but sinners, so that they may be turned from their sins.

33And they said to him, The disciples of John frequently go without food, and make prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees; but your disciples take food and drink.

34And Jesus said, Are you able to make the friends of the newly-married man go without food when he is with them?

35But the days will come when he will be taken away from them, and then they will go without food.

36And he said to them, in a story, No man takes a bit of cloth from a new coat and puts it on to an old coat, for so the new coat would be damaged and the bit from the new would not go well with the old.

37And no man puts new wine into old wine-skins, for fear that the skins will be burst by the new wine, and the wine be let out, and the skins come to destruction.

38But new wine has to be put into new wine-skins.

39And no man, having had old wine, has any desire for new, for he says, The old is better.