ZECHARIAH 5A Vision of a Flying Scroll 5:1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying scroll! 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.” 3 Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who swears falsely shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side. 4 I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. And it shall remain in his house and consume it, both timber and stones.” A Vision of a Woman in a Basket5 Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, “Lift your eyes and see what this is that is going out.” 6 And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity in all the land.” 7 And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! 8 And he said, “This is Wickedness.” And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening.
ZECHARIAH 6A Vision of Four Chariots 6:1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, 3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong. 4 Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5 And the angel answered and said to me, “These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The chariot with the black horses goes toward the north country, the white ones go after them, and the dappled ones go toward the south country.” 7 When the strong horses came out, they were impatient to go and patrol the earth. And he said, “Go, patrol the earth.” So they patrolled the earth. 8 Then he cried to me, “Behold, those who go toward the north country have set my Spirit at rest in the north country.” The Crown and the Temple9 And the word of the Lord came to me: 10 “Take from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon, and go the same day to the house of Josiah, the son of Zephaniah. 11 Take from them silver and gold, and make a crown, and set it on the head of Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 And say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: for he shall branch out from his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord. 13 It is he who shall build the temple of the Lord and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on his throne. And there shall be a priest on his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.’ 14 And the crown shall be in the temple of the Lord as a reminder to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah.
PROVERBS 2121:1 The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;he turns it wherever he will. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,but the Lord weighs the heart. 3 To do righteousness and justiceis more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart,the lamp of the wicked, are sin. 5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. 6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongueis a fleeting vapor and a snare of death. 7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away,because they refuse to do what is just. 8 The way of the guilty is crooked,but the conduct of the pure is upright. 9 It is better to live in a corner of the housetopthan in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife. 10 The soul of the wicked desires evil;his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes. 11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge. 12 The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked;he throws the wicked down to ruin. 13 Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poorwill himself call out and not be answered. 14 A gift in secret averts anger,and a concealed bribe, strong wrath. 15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteousbut terror to evildoers. 16 One who wanders from the way of good sensewill rest in the assembly of the dead. 17 Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man;he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. 18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,and the traitor for the upright. 19 It is better to live in a desert landthan with a quarrelsome and fretful woman. 20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling,but a foolish man devours it. 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and kindnesswill find life, righteousness, and honor. 22 A wise man scales the city of the mightyand brings down the stronghold in which they trust. 23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tonguekeeps himself out of trouble. 24 “Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty manwho acts with arrogant pride. 25 The desire of the sluggard kills him,for his hands refuse to labor. 26 All day long he craves and craves,but the righteous gives and does not hold back. 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination;how much more when he brings it with evil intent. 28 A false witness will perish,but the word of a man who hears will endure. 29 A wicked man puts on a bold face,but the upright gives thought to his ways. 30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counselcan avail against the Lord. 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,but the victory belongs to the Lord.
REVELATION 18The Fall of Babylon 18:1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. 2 And he called out with a mighty voice,“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!She has become a dwelling place for demons,a haunt for every unclean spirit,a haunt for every unclean bird,a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. 3 For all nations have drunkthe wine of the passion of her sexual immorality,and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her,and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.” 4 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,“Come out of her, my people,lest you take part in her sins,lest you share in her plagues; 5 for her sins are heaped high as heaven,and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Pay her back as she herself has paid back others,and repay her double for her deeds;mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed. 7 As she glorified herself and lived in luxury,so give her a like measure of torment and mourning,since in her heart she says,‘I sit as a queen,I am no widow,and mourning I shall never see.’ 8 For this reason her plagues will come in a single day,death and mourning and famine,and she will be burned up with fire;for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.”
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