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September 20th Daily Bible Reading



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Acts Chapter One

1: The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
 
2: Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
 
3: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
 
4: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
 
5: For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
 
6: When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
 
7: And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
 
8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
 
9: And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
 
10: And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
 
11: Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
 
12: Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
 
13: And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
 
14: These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
 
15: And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
 
16: Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
 
17: For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
 
18: Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
 
19: And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
 
20: For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
 
21: Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
 
22: Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
 
23: And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
 
24: And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
 
25: That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
 
26: And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Gold Cross

Psalm Eighty One

1:Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
 
2: Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
 
3: Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
 
4: For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
 
5: This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
 
6: I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
 
7: Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
 
8: Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
 
9: There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
 
10: I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
 
11: But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
 
12: So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
 
13: Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
 
14: I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
 
15: The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
 
16: He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
Gold Cross

Isaiah Chapter Twenty

1:In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;
 
2: At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
 
3: And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
 
4: So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
 
5: And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
 
6: And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
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Isaiah Chapter Twenty One

1:The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
 
2: A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
 
3: Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
 
4: My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
 
5: Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.
 
6: For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
 
7: And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:
 
8: And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:
 
9: And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
 
10: O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
 
11: The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
 
12: The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come.
 
13: The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
 
14: The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.
 
15: For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
 
16: For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
 
17: And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.
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Isaiah Chapter Twenty Two

1:The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
 
2: Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
 
3: All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.
 
4: Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
 
5: For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
 
6: And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
 
7: And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.
 
8: And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
 
9: Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
 
10: And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
 
11: Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
 
12: And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
 
13: And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
 
14: And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
 
15: Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
 
16: What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
 
17: Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.
 
18: He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
 
19: And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
 
20: And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
 
21: And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
 
22: And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
 
23: And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
 
24: And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.
 
25: In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.


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