Readings

Proverbs 20

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1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler;    whoever is led astray by them is not wise. 2 A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion;    those who anger him forfeit their lives. 3 It is to one’s honor to avoid...

1 Peter 1:1-2

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1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus,Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the...

Daniel 1:1-20

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1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of...

Jeremiah 25:1-11

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1 The word came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, which was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. 2 So Jeremiah the prophet said to all the people of Judah and to all those living in...

2 Kings 24:1-4

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1 During Jehoiakim’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invadedthe land, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. But then he turned against Nebuchadnezzar and rebelled. 2 The Lord sent Babylonian,Aramean, Moabite and Ammonite raiders against him to destroy Judah...

Psalm 140

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For the director of music. A psalm of David. 1 Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers;    protect me from the violent,2 who devise evil plans in their hearts    and stir up war every day.3 They make their tongues as sharp as a...

Proverbs 16

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1 To humans belong the plans of the heart,    but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. 2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,    but motives are weighed by the Lord. 3 Commit to the Lord whatever you...

Daniel 1:1-20

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1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of...

1 John 4:7-21

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7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the...

Romans 12:1-21

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1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the...