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 18th 2021
Ezekiel 37; Acts 2
Ezekiel 37
1)The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2)And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3)And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
4)Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5)Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
6)And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
7)So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
8)And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
9)Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10)So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
11)Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12)Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13)And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14)And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
15)The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
16)Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
17)And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
18)And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
19)Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
20)And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
21)And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22)And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
23)Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24)And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25)And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
26)Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
27)My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
28)And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
Acts 2
1)And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2)And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3)And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4)And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5)And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6)Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7)And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8)And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9)Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10)Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11)Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12)And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13)Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14)But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15)For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16)But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17)And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18)And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19)And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20)The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21)And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22)Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23)Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24)Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
25)For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26)Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27)Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28)Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29)Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30)Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31)He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32)This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33)Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34)For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35)Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36)Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37)Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38)Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39)For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40)And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41)Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42)And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43)And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44)And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45)And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46)And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47)Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
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