And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. - Mark 16:15
Daily Bible Reading
January 30th 2023
Amos 5-7; Acts 14
Amos 5
1)Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel.
2)The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.
3)For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.
4)For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
5)But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
6)Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.
7)Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
8)Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
9)That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
10)They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
11)Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
12)For I know your manifold transgressions, and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.
13)Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
14)Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
15)Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
16)Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.
17)And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD.
18)Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
19)As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
20)Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
21)I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
22)Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
23)Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
24)But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
25)Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
26)But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
27)Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
Amos 7
1)Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
2)And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
3)The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
4)Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.
5)Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
6)The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.
7)Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
8)And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
9)And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.
10)Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.
11)For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
12)Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
13)But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
14)Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:
15)And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
16)Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
17)Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
Acts 14
1)And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
2)But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
3)Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
4)But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
5)And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
6)They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
7)And there they preached the gospel.
8)And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
9)The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10)Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
11)And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
12)And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
13)Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
14)Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15)And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
16)Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
17)Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
18)And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
19)And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
20)Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
21)And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
22)Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
23)And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
24)And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
25)And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:
26)And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
27)And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
28)And there they abode long time with the disciples.
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