Day 262

The 297 Day Bible – Day 262
Christ in the Prophets
Amos Chapter 6

1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and to them that are secure in the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel come!

2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see, and from thence go ye to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines; are they better than these kingdoms? or is their border greater than your border?

3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

5 That thrum on the psaltery, that devise for themselves instruments of music, like David;

6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments; but they are not grieved for the hurt of Joseph.

7 Therefore now shall they go captive at the head of them that go captive, and the revelry of them that stretched themselves shall pass away.

8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by Himself, saith the LORD, the God of hosts:
I abhor the pride of Jacob, and hate his palaces; and I will deliver up the city with all that is therein.

9 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

10 And when a man’s uncle shall take him up, even he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is in the innermost parts of the house:
‘Is there yet any with thee?’
and he shall say:
then shall he say:
‘Hold thy peace; for we must not make mention of the name of the LORD.’ {S}

11 For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and the great house shall be smitten into splinters, and the little house into chips.

12 Do horses run upon the rocks? Doth one plow there with oxen? that ye have turned justice into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood;

13 Ye that rejoice in a thing of nought, that say:
‘Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?’

14 For, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD, the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entrance of Hamath unto the Brook of the Arabah. {P}

Amos Chapter 7

1 Thus the Lord GOD showed me; and, behold, He formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.

2 And if it had come to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land–
so I said:
O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech Thee; how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.

3 The LORD repented concerning this;
‘It shall not be’,
saith the LORD.

4 Thus the Lord GOD showed me; and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire; and it devoured the great deep, and would have eaten up the land.

5 Then said I:
O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech Thee; how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.

6 The LORD repented concerning this;
‘This also shall not be’,
saith the Lord GOD. {P}

7 Thus He showed me; and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in His hand.

8 And the LORD said unto me:
‘Amos, what seest thou?’
And I said:
‘A plumbline.’
Then said the Lord:
Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of My people Israel; I will not again pardon them any more;

9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword. {S}

10 Then Amaziah the priest of Beth-el sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying:
‘Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.

11 For thus Amos saith:
Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.’ {S}

12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos:
‘O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there;

13 but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a royal house.’

14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah:
‘I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was a herdman, and a dresser of sycamore-trees;

15 and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said unto me:
Go, prophesy unto My people Israel.

16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD:
Thou sayest:
Prophesy not against Israel, and preach not against the house of Isaac;

17 Therefore thus saith the LORD:
Thy wife shall be a harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou thyself shalt die in an unclean land, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.’ {P}

Amos Chapter 8

1 Thus the Lord GOD showed me; and behold a basket of summer fruit.

2 And He said:
‘Amos, what seest thou?’
And I said:
‘A basket of summer fruit.’
Then said the LORD unto me:
The end is come upon My people Israel; I will not again pardon them any more.

3 And the songs of the palace shall be wailings in that day, saith the Lord GOD; the dead bodies shall be many; in every place silence shall be cast. {P}

4 Hear this, O ye that would swallow the needy, and destroy the poor of the land,

5 Saying:
‘When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? and the sabbath, that we may set forth corn? making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances of deceit;

6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the corn?’

7 The LORD hath sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their works.

8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? Yea, it shall rise up wholly like the River; and it shall be troubled and sink again, like the River of Egypt. {P}

9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.

10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. {P}

11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.

12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

13 In that day shall the fair virgins and the young men faint for thirst.

14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say:
‘As thy God, O Dan, liveth’;
‘As the way of Beer-sheba liveth’;
even they shall fall, and never rise up again. {S}

Amos Chapter 9

1 I saw the Lord standing beside the altar; and He said:
Smite the capitals, that the posts may shake; and break them in pieces on the head of all of them; and I will slay the residue of them with the sword; there shall not one of them flee away, and there shall not one of them escape.

2 Though they dig into the nether-world, thence shall My hand take them; and though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.

3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from My sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them.

4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them; and I will set Mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.

5 For the Lord, the GOD of hosts, is He that toucheth the land and it melteth, and all that dwell therein mourn; and it riseth up wholly like the River, and sinketh again, like the River of Egypt;

6 It is He that buildeth His upper chambers in the heaven, and hath founded His vault upon the earth; He that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth; The LORD is His name.

7 Are ye not as the children of the Ethiopians unto Me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor, and Aram from Kir?

8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.

9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.

10 All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, that say:
‘The evil shall not overtake nor confront us.’

11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof, and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old;

12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations, upon whom My name is called, saith the LORD that doeth this. {P}

13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.

14 And I will turn the captivity of My people Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be plucked up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God. {P}

רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ
"Give thanks to GOD for He is good for His love is forever."
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raise me up, JESUSbible III


40,1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

40,2 I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

40,3 He brought me up also out of the tumultuous pit, out of the miry clay; {N}
and He set my feet upon a rock, He established my goings.

40,4 And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; {N}
many shall see, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

40,5 Happy is the man that hath made the LORD his trust, {N}
and hath not turned unto the arrogant, nor unto such as fall away treacherously.

40,6 Many things hast Thou done, O LORD my God, {N}
even Thy wonderful works, and Thy thoughts toward us; {N}
there is none to be compared unto Thee! If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be told.

40,7 Sacrifice and meal-offering Thou hast no delight in; mine ears hast Thou opened; {N}
burnt-offering and sin-offering hast Thou not required.

40,8 Then said I:
‘Lo, I am come with the roll of a book which is prescribed for me;

40,9 I delight to do Thy will, O my God; yea, Thy law is in my inmost parts.’

40,10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation, lo, I did not refrain my lips; {N}
O LORD, Thou knowest.

40,11 I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation; {N}
I have not concealed Thy mercy and Thy truth from the great congregation.

40,12 Thou, O LORD, wilt not withhold Thy compassions from me; {N}
let Thy mercy and Thy truth continually preserve me.

40,13 For innumerable evils have compassed me about, {N}
mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; {N}
they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.

40,14 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me.

40,15 Let them be ashamed and abashed together that seek after my soul to sweep it away; {N}
let them be turned backward and brought to confusion that delight in my hurt.

40,16 Let them be appalled by reason of their shame that say unto me:
‘Aha, aha.’

40,17 Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; {N}
let such as love Thy salvation say continually:
‘The LORD be magnified.’

40,18 But, as for me, that am poor and needy, the Lord will account it unto me; {N}
Thou art my help and my deliverer; O my God, tarry not. {P}

12-12-15, Happy Sabbath and Hanukkah V:

41,1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

41,2 Happy is he that considereth the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.

41,3 The LORD preserve him, and keep him alive, let him be called happy in the land; and deliver not Thou him unto the greed of his enemies.

41,4 The LORD support him upon the bed of illness; mayest Thou turn all his lying down in his sickness.

41,5 As for me, I said:
‘O LORD, be gracious unto me; heal my soul; for I have sinned against Thee.’

41,6 Mine enemies speak evil of me:
‘When shall he die, and his name perish?’

41,7 And if one come to see me, he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he speaketh of it.

41,8 All that hate me whisper together against me, against me do they devise my hurt:

41,9 ‘An evil thing cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he lieth, he shall rise up no more.’

41,10 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who did eat of my bread, {N}
hath lifted up his heel against me.

41,11 But Thou, O LORD, be gracious unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

41,12 By this I know that Thou delightest in me, that mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

41,13 And as for me, Thou upholdest me because of mine integrity, and settest me before Thy face for ever.

41,14 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. {P}

רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ
"Give thanks to GOD for He is good for His love is forever."
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