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December 18th Daily Bible Reading



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First John Chapter Three

1:Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
 
2: Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
 
3: And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
 
4: Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
 
5: And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
 
6: Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
 
7: Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
 
8: He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
 
9: Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
 
10: In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
 
11: For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
 
12: Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
 
13: Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
 
14: We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
 
15: Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
 
16: Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
 
17: But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
 
18: My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
 
19: And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
 
20: For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
 
21: Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
 
22: And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
 
23: And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
 
24: And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
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First John Chapter Four

1:Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
 
2: Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
 
3: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
 
4: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
 
5: They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
 
6: We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
 
7: Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
 
8: He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
 
9: In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
 
10: Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
 
11: Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
 
12: No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
 
13: Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
 
14: And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
 
15: Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
 
16: And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
 
17: Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
 
18: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
 
19: We love him, because he first loved us.
 
20: If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
 
21: And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
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Proverbs Chapter Eighteen

1:Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
 
2: A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
 
3: When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
 
4: The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
 
5: It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
 
6: A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
 
7: A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
 
8: The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
 
9: He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
 
10: The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
 
11: The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
 
12: Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
 
13: He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
 
14: The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
 
15: The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
 
16: A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
 
17: He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
 
18: The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
 
19: A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
 
20: A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
 
21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
 
22: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
 
23: The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
 
24: A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
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Amos Chapter Four

1:Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.
 
2: The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.
 
3: And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.
 
4: Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:
 
5: And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
 
6: And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
 
7: And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
 
8: So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
 
9: I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
 
10: I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
 
11: I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
 
12: Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
 
13: For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.
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Amos Chapter Five

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 Beer-sheba: 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.

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Amos Chapter Six

1:Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
 
2: Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?
 
3: Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
 
4: That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
 
5: That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
 
6: That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
 
7: Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
 
8: The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.
 
9: And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.
 
10: And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
 
11: For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
 
12: Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
 
13: Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
 
14: But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of the wilderness.