November 09

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Ezekiel 20:1-49, BBE.

Hebrews 9:11-28, BBE.

Psalms 107:1-43, BBE.

Proverbs 27:11, BBE.




Top Ezekiel 20:1-49, BBE.

“1 Now it came about in the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month, that certain of the responsible men of Israel came to get directions from the Lord and were seated before me. 2 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 3 Son of man, say to the responsible men of Israel, This is what the Lord has said: Have you come to get directions from me? By my life, says the Lord, you will get no directions from me. 4 Will you be their judge, O son of man, will you be their judge? make clear to them the disgusting ways of their fathers, 5 And say to them, This is what the Lord has said: In the day when I took Israel for myself, when I made an oath to the seed of the family of Jacob, and I gave them knowledge of myself in the land of Egypt, saying to them with an oath, I am the Lord your God; 6 In that day I gave my oath to take them out of the land of Egypt into a land which I had been searching out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands: 7 And I said to them, Let every man among you put away the disgusting things to which his eyes are turned, and do not make yourselves unclean with the images of Egypt; I am the Lord your God. 8 But they would not be controlled by me, and did not give ear to me; they did not put away the disgusting things to which their eyes were turned, or give up the images of Egypt: then I said I would let loose my passion on them to give full effect to my wrath against them in the land of Egypt. 9 And I was acting for the honour of my name, so that it might not be made unclean before the eyes of the nations among whom they were, and before whose eyes I gave them knowledge of myself, by taking them out of the land of Egypt. 10 So I made them go out of the land of Egypt and took them into the waste land. 11 And I gave them my rules and made clear to them my orders, which, if a man keeps them, will be life to him. 12 And further, I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, so that it might be clear that I, who make them holy, am the Lord. 13 But the children of Israel would not be controlled by me in the waste land: they were not guided by my rules, and they were turned away from my orders, which, if a man does them, will be life to him; and they had no respect for my Sabbaths: then I said that I would let loose my passion on them in the waste land, and put an end to them. 14 And I was acting for the honour of my name, so that it might not be made unclean in the eyes of the nations, before whose eyes I had taken them out. 15 And further, I gave my oath to them in the waste land, that I would not take them into the land which I had given them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands; 16 Because they were turned away from my orders, and were not guided by my rules, and had no respect for my Sabbaths: for their hearts went after their images. 17 But still my eye had pity on them and I kept them from destruction and did not put an end to them completely in the waste land. 18 And I said to their children in the waste land, Do not be guided by the rules of your fathers or keep their orders or make yourselves unclean with their images: 19 I am the Lord your God; be guided by my rules and keep my orders and do them: 20 And keep my Sabbaths holy; and they will be a sign between me and you so that it may be clear to you that I am the Lord your God. 21 But the children would not be controlled by me; they were not guided by my rules, and they did not keep and do my orders, which, if a man does them, will be life to him; and they had no respect for my Sabbaths: then I said I would let loose my passion on them to give full effect to my wrath against them in the waste land. 22 And I was acting for the honour of my name, so that it might not be made unclean in the eyes of the nations, before whose eyes I had taken them out. 23 Further, I gave my oath to them in the waste land that I would send them wandering among the nations, driving them out among the countries; 24 Because they had not done my orders, but had been turned away from my rules, and had not given respect to my Sabbaths, and their eyes were turned to the images of their fathers. 25 And further, I gave them rules which were not good and orders in which there was no life for them; 26 I made them unclean in the offerings they gave, causing them to make every first child go through the fire, so that I might put an end to them. 27 For this cause, son of man, say to the children of Israel, This is what the Lord has said: In this your fathers have further put shame on my name by doing wrong against me. 28 For when I had taken them into the land which I made an oath to give to them, then they saw every high hill and every branching tree and made their offerings there, moving me to wrath by their offerings; and there the sweet smell of their offerings went up and their drink offerings were drained out. 29 Then I said to them, What is this high place where you go to no purpose? And it is named Bamah to this day. 30 For this cause say to the children of Israel, This is what the Lord has said: Are you making yourselves unclean as your fathers did? are you being untrue to me by going after their disgusting works? 31 And when you give your offerings, causing your sons to go through the fire, you make yourselves unclean with all your images to this day; and will you come to me for directions, O children of Israel? By my life, says the Lord, you will get no direction from me. 32 And that which comes into your minds will never take place; when you say, We will be like the nations, like the families of the countries, servants of wood and stone; 33 By my life, says the Lord, truly, with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with burning wrath let loose, I will be King over you: 34 And I will take you out from the peoples and get you together out of the countries where you are wandering, with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with burning wrath let loose: 35 And I will take you into the waste land of the peoples, and there I will take up the cause with you face to face. 36 As I took up the cause with your fathers in the waste land of the land of Egypt, so will I take up the cause with you says the Lord. 37 And I will make you go under the rod and will make you small in number: 38 Clearing out from among you all those who are uncontrolled and who are sinning against me; I will take them out of the land where they are living, but they will not come into the land of Israel: and you will be certain that I am the Lord. 39 As for you, O children of Israel, the Lord has said: Let every man completely put away his images and give ear to me: and let my holy name no longer be shamed by your offerings and your images. 40 For in my holy mountain, in the high mountain of Israel, says the Lord, there all the children of Israel, all of them, will be my servants in the land; there I will take pleasure in them, and there I will be worshipped with your offerings and the first-fruits of the things you give, and with all your holy things. 41 I will take pleasure in you as in a sweet smell, when I take you out from the peoples and get you together from the countries where you have been sent in flight; and I will make myself holy in you before the eyes of the nations. 42 And you will be certain that I am the Lord, when I take you into the land of Israel, into the country which I made an oath to give to your fathers. 43 And there, at the memory of your ways and of all the things you did to make yourselves unclean, you will have bitter hate for yourselves because of all the evil things you have done. 44 And you will be certain that I am the Lord, when I take you in hand for the honour of my name, and not for your evil ways or your unclean doings, O children of Israel, says the Lord. 45 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 46 Son of man, let your face be turned to the south, let your words be dropped to the south, and be a prophet against the woodland of the South; 47 And say to the woodland of the South, Give ear to the words of the Lord: this is what the Lord has said: See, I will have a fire lighted in you, for the destruction of every green tree in you and every dry tree: the flaming flame will not be put out, and all faces from the south to the north will be burned by it. 48 And all flesh will see that I the Lord have had it lighted: it will not be put out. 49 Then I said, Ah, Lord! they say of me, Is he not a maker of stories?”

Ezekiel 20:1-49, BBE.

Top Hebrews 9:11-28, BBE.

“11 But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things of the future, through this greater and better Tent, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this world, 12 And has gone once and for ever into the holy place, having got eternal salvation, not through the blood of goats and young oxen, but through his blood. 13 For if the blood of goats and oxen, and the dust from the burning of a young cow, being put on the unclean, make the flesh clean: 14 How much more will the blood of Christ, who, being without sin, made an offering of himself to God through the Holy Spirit, make your hearts clean from dead works to be servants of the living God? 15 And for this cause it is through him that a new agreement has come into being, so that after the errors under the first agreement had been taken away by his death, the word of God might have effect for those who were marked out for an eternal heritage. 16 Because where there is a testament, there has to be the death of the man who made it. 17 For a testament has effect after death; for what power has it while the man who made it is living? 18 So that even the first agreement was not made without blood. 19 For when Moses had given all the rules of the law to the people, he took the blood of goats and young oxen, with water and red wool and hyssop, and put it on the book itself and on all the people, 20 Saying, This blood is the sign of the agreement which God has made with you. 21 And the blood was put on the Tent and all the holy vessels in the same way. 22 And by the law almost all things are made clean with blood, and without blood there is no forgiveness. 23 For this cause it was necessary to make the copies of the things in heaven clean with these offerings; but the things themselves are made clean with better offerings than these. 24 For Christ did not go into a holy place which had been made by men’s hands as the copy of the true one; but he went into heaven itself, and now takes his place before the face of God for us. 25 And he did not have to make an offering of himself again and again, as the high priest goes into the holy place every year with blood which is not his; 26 For then he would have undergone a number of deaths from the time of the making of the world: but now he has come to us at the end of the old order, to put away sin by the offering of himself. 27 And because by God’s law death comes to men once, and after that they are judged; 28 So Christ, having at his first coming taken on himself the sins of men, will be seen a second time, without sin, by those who are waiting for him, for their salvation.”

Hebrews 9:11-28, BBE.

Top Psalms 107:1-43, BBE.

“1 O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever. 2 Let those whose cause the Lord has taken up say so, his people whom he has taken out of the hands of their haters; 3 Making them come together out of all the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. 4 They were wandering in the waste places; they saw no way to a resting-place. 5 Their souls became feeble for need of food and drink. 6 Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles; 7 Guiding them in the right way, so that they might come into the town of their resting-place. 8 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 9 He gives its desire to the unresting soul, so that it is full of good things. 10 Those who were in the dark, in the black night, in chains of sorrow and iron; 11 Because they went against the words of God, and gave no thought to the laws of the Most High: 12 So that he made their hearts weighted down with grief; they were falling, and had no helper. 13 Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles. 14 He took them out of the dark and the black night, and all their chains were broken. 15 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 16 The doors of brass are broken by his arm, and the bands of iron are cut in two. 17 Foolish men, because of their sins, and because of their wrongdoing, are troubled; 18 They are disgusted by all food, and they come near to the doors of death. 19 Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles. 20 He sent his word and made them well, and kept them safe from the underworld. 21 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 22 Let them make offerings of praise, giving news of his works with cries of joy. 23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business in the great waters; 24 They see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 25 For at his word comes up the storm-wind, lifting high the waves. 26 The sailors go up to heaven, and down into the deep; their souls are wasted because of their trouble. 27 They are turned here and there, rolling like a man who is full of wine; and all their wisdom comes to nothing. 28 Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles. 29 He makes the storm into a calm, so that the waves are at peace. 30 Then they are glad, because the sea is quiet, and he takes them to the harbour of their desire. 31 Let men give praise to the Lord for his mercy, and for the wonders which he does for the children of men! 32 Let them give glory to him in the meeting of the people, and praise among the chiefs. 33 He makes rivers into waste places, and springs of water into a dry land; 34 He makes a fertile country into a salt waste, because of the sins of those who are living there. 35 He makes a waste land into a place of water, and a dry land into water-springs. 36 And there he gives the poor a resting-place, so that they may make themselves a town; 37 And put seed in the fields and make vine-gardens, to give them fruit. 38 He gives them his blessing so that they are increased greatly, and their cattle do not become less. 39 And when they are made low, and crushed by trouble and sorrow, 40 He puts an end to the pride of kings, and sends them wandering in the waste lands where there is no way. 41 But he puts the poor man on high from his troubles, and gives him families like a flock. 42 The upright see it and are glad: the mouth of the sinner is stopped. 43 Let the wise give thought to these things, and see the mercies of the Lord.”

Psalms 107:1-43, BBE.

Top Proverbs 27:11, BBE.

“11 My son, be wise and make my heart glad, so that I may give back an answer to him who puts me to shame.”

Proverbs 27:11, BBE.






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