Reading for Nov 12 (WEB)
LAM 5:7 Our fathers sinned, and are no more. We have borne their iniquities.
LAM 5:8 Servants rule over us. There is no one to deliver us out of their hand.
LAM 5:9 We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.
LAM 5:10 Our skin is black like an oven, because of the burning heat of famine.
LAM 5:11 They ravished the women in Zion, the virgins in the cities of Judah.
LAM 5:12 Princes were hanged up by their hands. The faces of elders were not honored.
LAM 5:13 The young men carry millstones. The children stumbled under loads of wood.
LAM 5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, and the young men from their music.
LAM 5:15 The joy of our heart has ceased. Our dance is turned into mourning.
LAM 5:16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
LAM 5:17 For this our heart is faint. For these things our eyes are dim.
LAM 5:18 For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate. The foxes walk on it.
LAM 5:19 You, Yahweh, remain forever. Your throne is from generation to generation.
LAM 5:20 Why do you forget us forever, and forsake us for so long a time?
LAM 5:21 Turn us to yourself, Yahweh, and we will be turned. Renew our days as of old.
LAM 5:22 But you have utterly rejected us. You are very angry against us.
EZE 1:1 Now in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
EZE 1:2 In the fifth of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity,
EZE 1:3 Yahweh’s word came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and Yahweh’s hand was there on him.
EZE 1:4 I looked, and behold, a stormy wind came out of the north: a great cloud, with flashing lightning, and a brightness around it, and out of the middle of it as it were glowing metal, out of the middle of the fire.
EZE 1:5 Out of its center came the likeness of four living creatures. This was their appearance: They had the likeness of a man.
EZE 1:6 Everyone had four faces, and each one of them had four wings.
EZE 1:7 Their feet were straight feet. The sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot; and they sparkled like burnished bronze.
EZE 1:8 They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides. The four of them had their faces and their wings like this:
EZE 1:9 Their wings were joined to one another. They didn’t turn when they went. Each one went straight forward.
EZE 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they had the face of a man. The four of them had the face of a lion on the right side. The four of them had the face of an ox on the left side. The four of them also had the face of an eagle.
EZE 1:11 Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above. Two wings of each one touched another, and two covered their bodies.
EZE 1:12 Each one went straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went. They didn’t turn when they went.
EZE 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches. The fire went up and down among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and lightning went out of the fire.
EZE 1:14 The living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
EZE 1:15 Now as I saw the living creatures, behold, there was one wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces of it.
EZE 1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like a beryl. The four of them had one likeness. Their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel within a wheel.
EZE 1:17 When they went, they went in their four directions. They didn’t turn when they went.
EZE 1:18 As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and the four of them had their rims full of eyes all around.
EZE 1:19 When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them. When the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
EZE 1:20 Wherever the spirit was to go, they went. The spirit was to go there. The wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
EZE 1:21 When those went, these went. When those stood, these stood. When those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
EZE 1:22 Over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of an expanse, like an awesome crystal to look at, stretched out over their heads above.
EZE 1:23 Under the expanse, their wings were straight, one toward the other. Each one had two which covered on this side, and each one had two which covered their bodies on that side.
EZE 1:24 When they went, I heard the noise of their wings like the noise of great waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a noise of tumult like the noise of an army. When they stood, they let down their wings.
EZE 1:25 There was a voice above the expanse that was over their heads. When they stood, they let down their wings.
EZE 1:26 Above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone. On the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man on it above.
EZE 1:27 I saw as it were glowing metal, as the appearance of fire within it all around, from the appearance of his waist and upward; and from the appearance of his waist and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him.
EZE 1:28 As the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of Yahweh’s glory. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke.
EZE 2:1 He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.”
EZE 2:2 The Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard him who spoke to me.
EZE 2:3 He said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day.
EZE 2:4 The children are impudent and stiff-hearted. I am sending you to them, and you shall tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Yahweh says.’
EZE 2:5 They, whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse, for they are a rebellious house, yet they will know that there has been a prophet among them.
EZE 2:6 You, son of man, don’t be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you dwell among scorpions. Don’t be afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
EZE 2:7 You shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse; for they are most rebellious.
EZE 2:8 But you, son of man, hear what I tell you. Don’t be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth, and eat that which I give you.”
EZE 2:9 When I looked, behold, a hand was stretched out to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was in it.
EZE 2:10 He spread it before me. It was written within and without; and lamentations, mourning, and woe were written in it.
PRO 15:31 The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.
PRO 15:32 He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
PRO 15:33 The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.
PRO 16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.
PRO 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives.
PRO 16:3 Commit your deeds to Yahweh, and your plans shall succeed.
PRO 16:4 Yahweh has made everything for its own end— yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
PRO 16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh: they shall certainly not be unpunished.
PRO 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.
HEB 3:17 With whom was he displeased forty years? Wasn’t it with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
HEB 3:18 To whom did he swear that they wouldn’t enter into his rest, but to those who were disobedient?
HEB 3:19 We see that they weren’t able to enter in because of unbelief.
HEB 4:1 Let’s fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.
HEB 4:2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as they also did, but the word they heard didn’t profit them, because it wasn’t mixed with faith by those who heard.
HEB 4:3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest, even as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, they will not enter into my rest;” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
HEB 4:4 For he has said this somewhere about the seventh day, “God rested on the seventh day from all his works;”
HEB 4:5 and in this place again, “They will not enter into my rest.”
HEB 4:6 Seeing therefore it remains that some should enter into it, and they to whom the good news was preached before failed to enter in because of disobedience,
HEB 4:7 he again defines a certain day, today, saying through David so long a time afterward (just as has been said), “Today if you will hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts.”
HEB 4:8 For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day.
HEB 4:9 There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
HEB 4:10 For he who has entered into his rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from his.
HEB 4:11 Let’s therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.
HEB 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
HEB 4:13 There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him to whom we must give an account.
HEB 4:14 Having then a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let’s hold tightly to our confession.
HEB 4:15 For we don’t have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
HEB 4:16 Let’s therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace for help in time of need.
HEB 5:1 For every high priest, being taken from among men, is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
HEB 5:2 The high priest can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because he himself is also surrounded with weakness.
HEB 5:3 Because of this, he must offer sacrifices for sins for the people, as well as for himself.