Bible in a year: 1 John 1, 2
1 A wise son responds to his father’s discipline, but a mocker doesn’t listen to rebuke.
2 From the words of his mouth, a man will enjoy good things, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.
3 The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.
4 The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.
5 The righteous hate lying, but the wicked act disgustingly and disgracefully.
6 Righteousness guards people of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.
7 One man pretends to be rich but has nothing; another pretends to be poor but has great wealth.
8 Riches are a ransom for a man’s life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is put out.
10 Arrogance leads to nothing but strife, but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
11 Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle, but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.
12 Delayed hope makes the heart sick, but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.
13 The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.
14 A wise man’s instruction is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.
15 Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous never changes.
16 Every sensible person acts knowledgeably, but a fool displays his stupidity.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy courier brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to those who ignore discipline, but the one who accepts correction will be honored.
19 Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste, but to turn from evil is an abomination to fools.
20 The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.
21 Disaster pursues sinners, but good rewards the righteous.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food, but without justice, it is swept away.
24 The one who will not use the rod hates his son, but the one who loves him disciplines him diligently.
25 A righteous man eats until he is satisfied, but the stomach of the wicked is empty.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 13:1–25.
17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 30:17.
5 I am Yahweh, and there is no other; there is no God but Me. I will strengthen you, though you do not know Me,
6 so that all may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is no one but Me. I am Yahweh, and there is no other.
7 I form light and create darkness, I make success and create disaster; I, Yahweh, do all these things.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Isaiah 45:5–7.
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.-r 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Mark 10:17–27.
78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
79 to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Luke 1:78–79.
r16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.-r
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), John 3:16.
50 Brothers, I tell you this: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and corruption cannot inherit incorruption.
51 Listen! I am telling you a mystery: We will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed,
52 in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
and we will be changed.
53 For this corruptible must be clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal must be clothed with immortality.
54 When this corruptible is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: Death has been swallowed up in victory.
55 Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?
56 Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
58 Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), 1 Corinthians 15:50–58.