Bible in a year: Revelation 1-3
15 Then he proclaimed his poem: The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eyes are opened; 16 the oracle of one who hears the sayings of God and has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls into a trance with his eyes uncovered:
17 I see him, but not now; I perceive him, but not near. A star will come from Jacob, and a scepter will arise from Israel. He will smash the forehead of Moab and strike down all the Shethites.
18 Edom will become a possession; Seir will become a possession of its enemies, but Israel will be triumphant.
19 One who comes from Jacob will rule; he will destroy the city’s survivors.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Numbers 24:15–19.
1 Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler, and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.
2 A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion; anyone who provokes him endangers himself.
3 It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.
4 The slacker does not plow during planting season; at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
5 Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water; but a man of understanding draws it out.
6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man?
7 The one who lives with integrity is righteous; his children who come after him will be happy.
8 A king sitting on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am cleansed from my sin”?
10 Differing weights and varying measures — both are detestable to the LORD.
11 Even a young man is known by his actions — if his behavior is pure and upright.
12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye — the LORD made them both.
13 Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor; open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat.
14 “It’s worthless, it’s worthless!” the buyer says, but after he is on his way, he gloats.
15 There is gold and a multitude of jewels, but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.
16 Take his garment, for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.
17 Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth is full of gravel.
18 Finalize plans with counsel, and wage war with sound guidance.
19 The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid someone with a big mouth.
20 Whoever curses his father or mother — his lamp will go out in deep darkness.
21 An inheritance gained prematurely will not be blessed ultimately.
22 Don’t say, “I will avenge this evil!” Wait on the LORD, and He will rescue you.
23 Differing weights are detestable to the LORD, and dishonest scales are unfair.
24 A man’s steps are determined by the LORD, so how can anyone understand his own way?
25 It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly and later to reconsider his vows.
26 A wise king separates out the wicked and drives the threshing wheel over them.
27 The LORD’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life, searching the innermost parts.
28 Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.
29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.
30 Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 20:1–30.
4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 31:4–7.
28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish — ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.
29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
30 The Father and I are one.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), John 10:28–30.
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Romans 8:17.
7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Romans 14:7–12.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 1 John 1:8–10.