9 June, 2015 20:08

That You are near we see.


Day 160

The 300 Day Bible – Day 160

The Teaching

Deuteronomy Chapter 7

1 When Jehovah thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and shall cast out many nations before thee, the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; 2 and when Jehovah thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and thou shalt smite them; then thou shalt utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them; 3 neither shalt thou make marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 For he will turn away thy son from following Me, that they may serve other gods; so will the anger of Jehovah be kindled against you, and He will destroy thee quickly. 5 But thus shall ye deal with them: ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire. 6 For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be His own treasure, out of all peoples that are upon the face of the earth. 7 Jehovah did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people–

for ye were the fewest of all peoples–

8 but because Jehovah loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore unto your fathers, hath Jehovah brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that Jehovah thy God, He is God; the faithful God, who keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations; 10 and repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them; He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will repay him to his face. 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command thee this day, to do them. {P}

12 And it shall come to pass, because ye hearken to these ordinances, and keep, and do them, that Jehovah thy God shall keep with thee the covenant and the mercy which He swore unto thy fathers, 13 and He will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee; He will also bless the fruit of thy body and the fruit of thy land, thy corn and thy wine and thine oil, the increase of thy kine and the young of thy flock, in the land which He swore unto thy fathers to give thee. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. 15 And Jehovah will take away from thee all sickness; and He will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee, but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. 16 And thou shalt consume all the peoples that Jehovah thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine eye shall not pity them; neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee. {S} 17 If thou shalt say in thy heart:

‘These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?’

18 thou shalt not be afraid of them; thou shalt well remember what Jehovah thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt: 19 the great trials which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, whereby Jehovah thy God brought thee out; so shall Jehovah thy God do unto all the peoples of whom thou art afraid. 20 Moreover Jehovah thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and they that hide themselves, perish from before thee. 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them; for Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee, a God great and awful. 22 And Jehovah thy God will cast out those nations before thee by little and little; thou mayest not consume them quickly, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. 23 But Jehovah thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and shall discomfit them with a great discomfiture, until they be destroyed. 24 And He shall deliver their kings into thy hand, and thou shalt make their name to perish from under heaven; there shall no man be able to stand against thee, until thou have destroyed them. 25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire; thou shalt not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein; for it is an abomination to Jehovah thy God. 26 And thou shalt not bring an abomination into thy house, and be accursed like unto it; thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing. {P}

The Preaching

Isaiah Chapter 13

1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

2 Set ye up an ensign upon the high mountain, lift up the voice unto them, wave the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 3 I have commanded My consecrated ones, yea, I have called My mighty ones for mine anger, even My proudly exulting ones. 4 Hark, a tumult in the mountains, like as of a great people! Hark, the uproar of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! Jehovah of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. 5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even Jehovah, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole earth. {S} 6 Howl ye; for the day of Jehovah is at hand; as destruction from the Almighty shall it come. 7 Therefore shall all hands be slack, and every heart of man shall melt. 8 And they shall be affrighted; pangs and throes shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman in travail; they shall look aghast one at another; their faces shall be faces of flame. 9 Behold, the day of Jehovah cometh, cruel, and full of wrath and fierce anger; to make the earth a desolation, and to destroy the sinners thereof out of it, 10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. 11 And I will visit upon the world their evil, and upon the wicked their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the tyrants. 12 I will make man more rare than fine gold, even man than the pure gold of Ophir. 13 Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of her place, for the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, and for the day of His fierce anger. 14 And it shall come to pass, that as the chased gazelle, and as sheep that no man gathereth, they shall turn every man to his own people, and shall flee every man to his own land. 15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is caught shall fall by the sword. 16 Their babes also shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. 18 And their bows shall dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. 19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation; neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. 21 But wild-cats shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of ferrets; and ostriches shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. 22 And jackals shall howl in their castles, and wild-dogs in the pleasant palaces; and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

The Writing

Proverbs Chapter 10

1 {S} The proverbs of Solomon. {N}

A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.
3 Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; but He thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.
4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5 A wise son gathereth in summer; but a son that doeth shamefully sleepeth in harvest.
6 Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
7 The memory of the righteous shall be for a blessing; but the name of the wicked shall rot.
8 The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.
9 He that walketh uprightly walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be found out.
10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; and a prating fool shall fall.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
12 Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions.
13 In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
14 Wise men lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is an imminent ruin.
15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty.
16 The wages of the righteous is life; the increase of the wicked is sin.
17 He is in the way of life that heedeth instruction; but he that forsaketh reproof erreth.
18 He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many; but the foolish die for want of understanding.
22 The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and toil addeth nothing thereto.
23 It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness, and so is wisdom to a man of discernment.
24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him; and the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
25 When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
27 The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous is gladness; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright, but ruin to the workers of iniquity.
30 The righteous shall never be moved; but the wicked shall not inhabit the land.
31 The mouth of the righteous buddeth with wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut off.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is all frowardness.

The Witness

Jude 1

1 JUDE, a servant of Jesus the Messiah, and the brother of James, to the called people, the beloved of God the Father, the preserved by Jesus the Messiah :
2 Mercy and peace in love, be multiplied to you.
3 My beloved, while I take all pains to write to you of our common life, it is needful for me to write to you, exhorting you to maintain a conflict for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.
4 For some have obtained entrance, who from the beginning were registered beforehand under this condemnation: wicked men, who pervert the grace of God to impurity, and deny him who is the only Lord God and our Lord, Jesus the Messiah.
5 And I wish to remind you, though ye all know it, that God, after once rescuing the people from Egypt, again destroyed them who believed not.
6 And the angels that kept not their primacy, but left their station, he hath reserved in chains unknown, under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day.
7 As Sodom and Gomorrah, and the surrounding cities, which in like manner followed whoredom and went after strange flesh, are placed beneath everlasting fire, being, doomed to judgment.
8 In the same manner, too, these sensual dreamers defile the flesh and despise authority, and revile excellency.
9 But Michael the archangel, who, in debate with the Accuser, contended about the body of Moses, did not venture to bring against him a reviling declaration; but said, Jehovah will rebuke thee.
10 But these [men] revile things which they do not understand; and in the things of which they have a natural persuasion as animal beings, in these they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe to them; for they have gone in the way of Cain; and, after the error of Balaam, they have lusted for gain; and, in the rebellion of Korah, they have perished.
12 These are they who, in their feastings, riot while polluting themselves, feeding themselves without fear; clouds without rain, moved about by the winds; trees whose fruit hath failed, and they are without fruit, twice dead, and uplifted from their root;
13 raging waves of the sea, which, by their foam, manifest their confusion; shootingstars, for which is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And of them also prophesied Enoch, who was the seventh from Adam, when he said:

Behold, the Lord cometh, with myriads of his saints;

15 to execute judgment upon all; and to convict all the wicked, because of all the deeds they have wickedly committed; and because of all the hard speeches, which they, ungodly sinners, have uttered.
16 These are they who murmur and complain of every thing, while they walk according to their lusts; and their mouth speaketh shocking things; and they flatter people, for the sake of gain.
17 But do ye, my beloved, remember the words which were before spoken by the legates of our Lord Jesus the Messiah;
18 because they told you, that in the end of the times there would be scoffers, going after wickedness, according to their lusts.
19 These are they that separate [themselves], sensual persons, not having the spirit.
20 But, my beloved, be ye built up anew, in your holy faith, through the holy spirit, while ye pray.
21 And let us keep ourselves in the love of God, while we wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus the Messiah unto our eternal life.
22 And some of them, snatch ye from the fire.
23 And when they repent, have compassion on them, with fear, hating even the tunic that is defiled by the flesh.
24 And to him who is able to preserve you faultless, and spotless, and to establish you without a blemish,
25 before his majesty, with joy, [namely,] the only God, our Deliverer, by means of Jesus the Messiah our Lord, be praise, and dominion, and honor, and majesty, both now and in all ages. Amen.

End of the Epistle of Jude the Legate, the brother of James and Joses.

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