Day 257

The 297 Day Bible – Day 257
Christ in the Prophets
Hosea Chapter 13

1 When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he became guilty through Baal, he died.

2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, according to their own understanding, even idols, all of them the work of the craftsmen; of them they say:
‘They that sacrifice men kiss calves.’

3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the dew that early passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the wind out of the threshing-floor, and as the smoke out of the window.

4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt; and thou knowest no God but Me, and beside Me there is no saviour.

5 I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.

6 When they were fed, they became full, they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten Me.

7 Therefore am I become unto them as a lion; as a leopard will I watch by the way;

8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the enclosure of their heart; and there will I devour them like a lioness; the wild beast shall tear them.

9 It is thy destruction, O Israel, that thou art against Me, against thy help.

10 Ho, now, thy king, that he may save thee in all thy cities! and thy judges, of whom thou saidst:
‘Give me a king and princes!’

11 I give thee a king in Mine anger, and take him away in My wrath. {P}

12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is laid up in store.

13 The throes of a travailing woman shall come upon him; he is an unwise son; for it is time he should not tarry in the place of the breaking forth of children.
14 Shall I ransom them from the power of the nether-world? Shall I redeem them from death? Ho, thy plagues, O death! Ho, thy destruction, O nether-world! Repentance be hid from Mine eyes!

15 For though he be fruitful among the reed-plants, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD coming up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up; he shall spoil the treasure of all precious vessels.

Hosea Chapter 14

1 Samaria shall bear her guilt, for she hath rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword; their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up. {P}

2 Return, O Israel, unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast stumbled in thine iniquity.

3 Take with you words, and return unto the LORD; say unto Him:
‘Forgive all iniquity, and accept that which is good; so will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.

4 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses; neither will we call any more the work of our hands our gods; for in Thee the fatherless findeth mercy.’

5 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; for Mine anger is turned away from him.

6 I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

7 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his fragrance as Lebanon.

8 They that dwell under his shadow shall again make corn to grow, and shall blossom as the vine; the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

9 Ephraim [shall say]:
‘What have I to do any more with idols?’
As for Me, I respond and look on him; I am like a leafy cypress-tree; from Me is thy fruit found.

10 Whoso is wise, let him understand these things, whoso is prudent, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, and the just do walk in them; but transgressors do stumble therein. {P}

Christ in the Writings
Esther Chapter 6

1 On that night could not the king sleep; and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles, and they were read before the king.

2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, of those that kept the door, who had sought to lay hands on the king Ahasuerus.

3 And the king said:
‘What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this?’
Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him:
‘There is nothing done for him.’

4 And the king said:
‘Who is in the court?’–
Now Haman was come into the outer court of the king’s house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.–

5 And the king’s servants said unto him:
‘Behold, Haman standeth in the court.’
And the king said:
‘Let him come in.’

6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him:
‘What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?’–
Now Haman said in his heart:
‘Whom would the king delight to honour besides myself?’–

7 And Haman said unto the king:
‘For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,

8 let royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and on whose head a crown royal is set;

9 and let the apparel and the horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that they may array the man therewith whom the king delighteth to honour, and cause him to ride on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him:
Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.’

10 Then the king said to Haman:
‘Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate; let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.’

11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and caused him to ride through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him:
‘Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.’

12 And Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hasted to his house, mourning and having his head covered.

13 And Haman recounted unto Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him:
‘If Mordecai, before whom thou hast begun to fall, be of the seed of the Jews, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.’

14 While they were yet talking with him, came the king’s chamberlains, and hastened to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.

Christ by the Witnesses
The Epistle to the Hebrews – Chapter 10
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1 For in the law there was a shadow of the good things to come; not the substance of the things themselves. Therefore, although the same sacrifices were every year offered, they could never perfect those who offered them.

2 For, if they had perfected them, they would long ago have desisted from their offerings; because their conscience could no more disquiet them, who were once purified, on account of their sins.

3 But in those sacrifices, they every year recognized their sins.

4 For the blood of bulls and of goats cannot purge away sins.

5 Therefore, when entering the world, he said:
In sacrifices and oblations, thou hast not had pleasure; but thou hast clothed me with a body.

6 And holocausts on account of sins, thou hast not asked.

7 Then I said:
Behold I come, as it is written of me in the beginning of the books, to do thy pleasure, O God.

8 He first said:
Sacrifices and oblations and holocausts for sins, which were offered according to the law, thou desiredst not;

9 and afterwards he said:
Behold I come to do thy pleasure, O God:
hereby, he abolished the former, that he might establish the latter.

10 For by this his pleasure, we are sanctified; through the offering of the body of Jesus the Messiah a single time.

11 For every high priest who stood and ministered daily, offered again and again the same sacrifices, which never were sufficient to purge away sins.

12 But this [Priest] offered one sacrifice for sins, and for ever sat down at the right hand of God;

13 and thenceforth waited, until his foes should be placed as a footstool under his feet.

14 For by one offering, he hath perfected for ever, them who are sanctified by him.

15 And the holy spirit also testifieth to us, by saying:

16 This is the covenant which I will give them after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my law into their minds, and inscribe it on their hearts;

17 and their iniquity and their sins, I will not remember against them.

18 Now, where there is a remission of sins, there is no offering for sin demanded.

19 We have therefore, my brethren, assurance in entering into the sanctuary, by the blood of Jesus, and by a way of life,

20 which he hath now consecrated for us, through the veil, that is his flesh.

21 And we have a high priest over the house of God.

22 Let us, therefore draw near, with a true heart, and with the confidence of faith, being sprinkled as to our hearts, and pure from an evil conscience, and our body being washed with pure . water.

23 And let us persevere in the profession of our hope, and not waver; for he is faithful who hath made the promise to us.

24 And let us look on each other, for the excitement of love and good works.

25 And let us not forsake our meetings, as is the custom of some; but entreat ye one another; and the more, as ye see that day draw near.

26 For if a man sin, voluntarily, after he hath received a knowledge of the truth, there is no longer a sacrifice which may be offered for sins:

27 but the fearful judgment impendeth, and the zeal of fire that consumeth the adversaries.

28 For if he, who transgressed the law of Moses, died without mercies, at the mouth of two or three witnesses;

29 how much more, think ye, will he receive capital punishment, who hath trodden upon the son of God, and hath accounted the blood of his covenant, by which he is sanctified, as the blood of all men, and hath treated the spirit of grace with contumely ?

30 For we know him who hath said, Retribution is mine; and I will repay:
and again, The Lord will judge his people.

31 It is very terrible, to fall into the hands of the living God.

32 Therefore, recollect ye the former days, those in which ye received baptism, and endured a great conflict of sufferings, with reproach and affliction;

33 and ye were a gazing stock, and also were the associates of persons who endured these things:

34 and ye were grieved for those who were imprisoned; and ye cheerfully endured the plundering of your goods, because ye knew that ye had a possession in heaven, superior and not transitory.

35 Therefore cast not away your assurance which is to have a great reward.

36 For ye have need of patience; that ye may do the pleasure of God, and may receive the promise.

37 Because, yet a little, and it is a very little time, when he that cometh, will come, and will not delay.

38 Now the just by my faith, will live:
but if he draw back, my soul will not have pleasure in him.

39 But we are not of that drawing-back, which leadeth to perdition; but of that faith, which maketh us possess our soul.

רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ
"Give thanks to GOD for He is good for His love is forever."
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Day 257/297

Read the 297 Day Bible – Day 257


​Hosea 13​
Esther 6
​Hebrews​ 10​

fight against them, JESUSbible-III


35,1 A Psalm of David.
Strive, O LORD, with them that strive with me; fight against them that fight against me.

35,2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise up to my help.

35,3 Draw out also the spear, and the battle-axe, against them that pursue me; say unto my soul:
‘I am thy salvation.’

35,4 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned back and be abashed that devise my hurt.

35,5 Let them be as chaff before the wind, the angel of the LORD thrusting them.

35,6 Let their way be dark and slippery, the angel of the LORD pursuing them.

35,7 For without cause have they hid for me the pit, even their net, without cause have they digged for my soul.

35,8 Let destruction come upon him unawares; {N}
and let his net that he hath hid catch himself; with destruction let him fall therein.

35,9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; it shall rejoice in His salvation.

35,10 All my bones shall say:
‘LORD, who is like unto Thee, {N}
who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?’

35,11 Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I know not.

35,12 They repay me evil for good; bereavement is come to my soul.

35,13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth, I afflicted my soul with fasting; {N}
and my prayer, may it return into mine own bosom.

35,14 I went about as though it had been my friend or my brother; I bowed down mournful, as one that mourneth for his mother.

35,15 But when I halt they rejoice, and gather themselves together; {N}
the abjects gather themselves together against me, and those whom I know not; {N}
they tear me, and cease not;

35,16 With the profanest mockeries of backbiting they gnash at me with their teeth.

35,17 Lord, how long wilt Thou look on? {N}
Rescue my soul from their destructions, mine only one from the lions.

35,18 I will give Thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise Thee among a numerous people.

35,19 Let not them that are wrongfully mine enemies rejoice over me; neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

35,20 For they speak not peace; but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.*

35,21 Yea, they open their mouth wide against me; they say:
‘Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.’

35,22 Thou hast seen, O LORD; keep not silence; O Lord, be not far from me.

35,23 Rouse Thee, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

35,24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

35,25 Let them not say in their heart:
‘Aha, we have our desire’;
let them not say:
‘We have swallowed him up.’

35,26 Let them be ashamed and abashed together that rejoice at my hurt; {N}
let them be clothed with shame and confusion that magnify themselves against me.

35,27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that delight in my righteousness; {N}
yea, let them say continually:
‘Magnified be the LORD, who delighteth in the peace of His servant.’

35,28 And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness, and of Thy praise all the day. {P}

n. *The MO of the enemy is to silence the opposition.
רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ
"Give thanks to GOD for He is good for His love is forever."
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