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ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

In this online version of the popular tract, each day includes a reading from the Old Testament and New Testament. Starting in Genesis and Matthew, the readings continue sequentially. Over the course of a year, you will never read the same passage twice.

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Copyright: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

September 29: Isaiah 16-18; Ephesians 1

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Morning: Isaiah 16-18 Evening: Ephesians 1 Morning: Isaiah 16-18 Isaiah 16-18 Back to top Isaiah 16-18 16   Send the lamb to the ruler of the land,  from Sela, by way of the desert,    to the mount of the daughter of Zion.  Like fleeing birds,    like a scattered nest,  so are the daughters of Moab    at the fords of the Arnon.   “Give counsel;    grant justice;  make your shade like night    at the height of noon;  shelter the outcasts;    do not reveal the fugitive;  let the outcasts of Moab    sojourn among you;  be a shelter to them1    from the destroyer.  When the oppressor is no more,    and destruction has ceased,  and he who tramples underfoot has vanished from the land,  then a throne will be established in steadfast love,    and on it will sit in faithfulness    in the tent of David  one who judges and seeks justice    and is swift to do righteousness.”   We have heard of the pride of Moab—    how proud he is!—  of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence;    in his idle boasting he is not right.  Therefore let Moab wail for Moab,    let everyone wail.  Mourn, utterly stricken,    for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth.   For the fields of Heshbon languish,    and the vine of Sibmah;  the lords of the nations    have struck down its branches,  which reached to Jazer    and strayed to the desert;  its shoots spread abroad    and passed over the sea.  Therefore I weep with the weeping of Jazer    for the vine of Sibmah;  I drench you with my tears,    O Heshbon and Elealeh;  for over your summer fruit and your harvest    the shout has ceased.  And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful field,  and in the vineyards no songs are sung,    no cheers are raised;  no treader treads out wine in the presses;    I have put an end to the shouting.  Therefore my inner parts moan like a lyre for Moab,    and my inmost self for Kir-hareseth. And when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail. This is the word that the LORD spoke concerning Moab in the past. But now the LORD has spoken, saying, “In three years, like the years of a hired worker, the glory of Moab will be brought into contempt, in spite of all his great multitude, and those who remain will be very few and feeble.” An Oracle Concerning Damascus 17 An oracle concerning Damascus.   Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city    and will become a heap of ruins.  The cities of Aroer are deserted;    they will be for flocks,    which will lie down, and none will make them afraid.  The fortress will disappear from Ephraim,    and the kingdom from Damascus;  and the remnant of Syria will be    like the glory of the children of Israel,      declares the LORD of hosts.   And in that day the glor[...]

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September 28: Isaiah 13-15; Galatians 6

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Morning: Isaiah 13-15 Evening: Galatians 6 Morning: Isaiah 13-15 Isaiah 13-15 Back to top Isaiah 13-15 The Judgment of Babylon 13 The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.   On a bare hill raise a signal;    cry aloud to them;  wave the hand for them to enter    the gates of the nobles.  I myself have commanded my consecrated ones,    and have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger,    my proudly exulting ones.1   The sound of a tumult is on the mountains    as of a great multitude!  The sound of an uproar of kingdoms,    of nations gathering together!  The LORD of hosts is mustering    a host for battle.  They come from a distant land,    from the end of the heavens,  the LORD and the weapons of his indignation,    to destroy the whole land.2   Wail, for the day of the LORD is near;    as destruction from the Almighty3 it will come!  Therefore all hands will be feeble,    and every human heart will melt.  They will be dismayed:    pangs and agony will seize them;    they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.  They will look aghast at one another;    their faces will be aflame.   Behold, the day of the LORD comes,    cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,  to make the land a desolation    and to destroy its sinners from it.  For the stars of the heavens and their constellations    will not give their light;  the sun will be dark at its rising,    and the moon will not shed its light.  I will punish the world for its evil,    and the wicked for their iniquity;  I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant,    and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.  I will make people more rare than fine gold,    and mankind than the gold of Ophir.  Therefore I will make the heavens tremble,    and the earth will be shaken out of its place,  at the wrath of the LORD of hosts    in the day of his fierce anger.  And like a hunted gazelle,    or like sheep with none to gather them,  each will turn to his own people,    and each will flee to his own land.  Whoever is found will be thrust through,    and whoever is caught will fall by the sword.  Their infants will be dashed in pieces    before their eyes;  their houses will be plundered    and their wives ravished.   Behold, I am stirring up the Medes against them,    who have no regard for silver    and do not delight in gold.  Their bows will slaughter4 the young men;    they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb;    their eyes will not pity children.  And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms,    the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans,  will be like Sodom and Gomorrah    when God overthrew them.  It will never be inhabited    or lived in for all generations;  no Arab will pitch his tent there;    no she[...]

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September 27: Isaiah 10-12; Galatians 5

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Morning: Isaiah 10-12 Evening: Galatians 5 Morning: Isaiah 10-12 Isaiah 10-12 Back to top Isaiah 10-12 10   Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees,    and the writers who keep writing oppression,  to turn aside the needy from justice    and to rob the poor of my people of their right,  that widows may be their spoil,    and that they may make the fatherless their prey!  What will you do on the day of punishment,    in the ruin that will come from afar?  To whom will you flee for help,    and where will you leave your wealth?  Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners    or fall among the slain.  For all this his anger has not turned away,    and his hand is stretched out still. Judgment on Arrogant Assyria   Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger;    the staff in their hands is my fury!  Against a godless nation I send him,    and against the people of my wrath I command him,  to take spoil and seize plunder,    and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.  But he does not so intend,    and his heart does not so think;  but it is in his heart to destroy,    and to cut off nations not a few;  for he says:  “Are not my commanders all kings?  Is not Calno like Carchemish?    Is not Hamath like Arpad?    Is not Samaria like Damascus?  As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols,    whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,  shall I not do to Jerusalem and her idols    as I have done to Samaria and her images?” When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, he1 will punish the speech2 of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes. For he says:   “By the strength of my hand I have done it,    and by my wisdom, for I have understanding;  I remove the boundaries of peoples,    and plunder their treasures;    like a bull I bring down those who sit on thrones.  My hand has found like a nest    the wealth of the peoples;  and as one gathers eggs that have been forsaken,    so I have gathered all the earth;  and there was none that moved a wing    or opened the mouth or chirped.”   Shall the axe boast over him who hews with it,    or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it?  As if a rod should wield him who lifts it,    or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood!  Therefore the Lord GOD of hosts    will send wasting sickness among his stout warriors,  and under his glory a burning will be kindled,    like the burning of fire.  The light of Israel will become a fire,    and his Holy One a flame,  and it will burn and devour    his thorns and briers in one day.  The glory of his forest and of his fruitful land    the LORD will destroy, both soul and body,    and it will be as when a sick man wastes away.  The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few&nbs[...]

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September 26: Isaiah 7-9; Galatians 4

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Morning: Isaiah 7-9 Evening: Galatians 4 Morning: Isaiah 7-9 Isaiah 7-9 Back to top Isaiah 7-9 Isaiah Sent to King Ahaz 7 In the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah the king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not yet mount an attack against it. When the house of David was told, “Syria is in league with1 Ephraim,” the heart of Ahaz2 and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind. And the LORD said to Isaiah, “Go out to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-jashub3 your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool on the highway to the Washer's Field. And say to him, ‘Be careful, be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint because of these two smoldering stumps of firebrands, at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria and the son of Remaliah. Because Syria, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has devised evil against you, saying, “Let us go up against Judah and terrify it, and let us conquer it4 for ourselves, and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,” thus says the Lord GOD:   “‘It shall not stand,    and it shall not come to pass.  For the head of Syria is Damascus,    and the head of Damascus is Rezin.  And within sixty-five years    Ephraim will be shattered from being a people.  And the head of Ephraim is Samaria,    and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah.  If you5 are not firm in faith,    you will not be firm at all.’” The Sign of Immanuel Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: “Ask a sign of the LORD your6 God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.” And he7 said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.8 He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted. The LORD will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father's house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria!” In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines, and in the clefts of the rocks, and on all the thornbushes, and on all the pastures.9 In that day the Lord will shave with a razor that is hired beyond the River10—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also. In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep, and because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat curds and honey. In that day every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand shekels11 of silver, will become briers and thorns. With bow and arrows a man will come there, for all the land will be briers and thorns. And as for all the hills that used to be hoed with a hoe, you will not come there for fear of briers and thorns, but they will become a place where cattle are let loose and where sheep tread. The Coming Assyrian Invasion 8 Then the LORD said to me, “Take a large tablet and write on it [...]

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September 25: Isaiah 4-6; Galatians 3

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Morning: Isaiah 4-6 Evening: Galatians 3 Morning: Isaiah 4-6 Isaiah 4-6 Back to top Isaiah 4-6 4 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” The Branch of the Lord Glorified In that day the branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.1 Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain. The Vineyard of the Lord Destroyed 5   Let me sing for my beloved    my love song concerning his vineyard:  My beloved had a vineyard    on a very fertile hill.  He dug it and cleared it of stones,    and planted it with choice vines;  he built a watchtower in the midst of it,    and hewed out a wine vat in it;  and he looked for it to yield grapes,    but it yielded wild grapes.   And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem    and men of Judah,  judge between me and my vineyard.  What more was there to do for my vineyard,    that I have not done in it?  When I looked for it to yield grapes,    why did it yield wild grapes?   And now I will tell you    what I will do to my vineyard.  I will remove its hedge,    and it shall be devoured;2  I will break down its wall,    and it shall be trampled down.  I will make it a waste;    it shall not be pruned or hoed,    and briers and thorns shall grow up;  I will also command the clouds    that they rain no rain upon it.   For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts    is the house of Israel,  and the men of Judah    are his pleasant planting;  and he looked for justice,    but behold, bloodshed;3  for righteousness,    but behold, an outcry!4 Woe to the Wicked   Woe to those who join house to house,    who add field to field,  until there is no more room,    and you are made to dwell alone    in the midst of the land.  The LORD of hosts has sworn in my hearing:  “Surely many houses shall be desolate,    large and beautiful houses, without inhabitant.  For ten acres5 of vineyard shall yield but one bath,    and a homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.”6   Woe to those who rise early in the morning,    that they may run after strong drink,  who tarry late into the evening    as wine inflames them!  They have lyre and harp,    tambourine and f[...]

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