The Bible Reading Plan

Readings for December 25:

First, Deuteronomy Chapter 31 verses 14 to 23 from Zechariah Chapter 7 verse 1 to Chapter 8 verse 13 from Daniel Chapter 8 verse 23 to Chapter 9 verse 11; and lastly Revelation Chapter 17

You can read the passages below. If you're looking to read for a different day or want to use your own Bible, then here’s the entire year’s plan as a list. Enjoy!

Section 1

Deuteronomy Chapter 31

14TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Moses, "Behold, your days approach that you must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the Tent of Meeting, that I may commission him." Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the Tent of Meeting. 15TheIAM (Yahweh) appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud: and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent. 16TheIAM (Yahweh) said to Moses, "Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up, and play the prostitute after the strange gods (Elohim) of the land, where they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. 17Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall come on them; so that they will say in that day, 'Haven't these evils come on us because our God (Elohim) is not among us?' 18I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evil which they shall have worked, in that they are turned to other gods (Elohim) . 19"Now therefore write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. 20For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and grown fat; then will they turn to other gods (Elohim) , and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant. 21It shall happen, when many evils and troubles are come on them, that this song shall testify before them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they frame this day, before I have brought them into the land which I swore." 22So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel. 23He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, "Be strong and courageous; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore to them: and I will be with you."

Section 2

Zechariah Chapter 7

1It happened in the fourth year of king Darius that the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) came to Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, the month of Chislev. 2The people of Bethel sent Sharezer and Regem Melech, and their men, to entreat TheIAM (Yahweh) 's favor, 3and to speak to the priests of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, and to the prophets, saying, "Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?" 4Then the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies came to me, saying, 5"Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and in the seventh month for these seventy years, did you at all fast to me, really to me? 6When you eat, and when you drink, don't you eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves? 7Aren't these the words which TheIAM (Yahweh) proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and its cities around her, and the South and the lowland were inhabited?'" 8The word of TheIAM (Yahweh) came to Zechariah, saying, 9"Thus has TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies spoken, saying, 'Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother. 10Don't oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.' 11But they refused to listen, and turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear. 12Yes, they made their hearts as hard as flint, lest they might hear the law, and the words which TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies had sent by his Spirit by the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies. 13It has come to pass that, as he called, and they refused to listen, so they will call, and I will not listen," said TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies; 14"but I will scatter them with a whirlwind among all the nations which they have not known. Thus the land was desolate after them, so that no man passed through nor returned: for they made the pleasant land desolate."

Zechariah Chapter 8

1The word of TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies came to me. 2Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies: "I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath." 3Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) : "I have returned to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called 'The City of Truth;' and the mountain of TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies, 'The Holy Mountain.'" 4Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies: "Old men and old women will again dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, every man with his staff in his hand for very age. 5The streets of the city will be full of boys and girls playing in its streets." 6Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies: "If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in my eyes?" says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies. 7Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies: "Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; 8and I will bring them, and they will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they will be my people, and I will be their God (Elohim) , in truth and in righteousness." 9Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies: "Let your hands be strong, you who hear in these days these words from the mouth of the prophets who were in the day that the foundation of the house of TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies was laid, even the temple, that it might be built. 10For before those days there was no wages for man, nor any wages for an animal; neither was there any peace to him who went out or came in, because of the adversary. For I set all men everyone against his neighbor. 11But now I will not be to the remnant of this people as in the former days," says TheIAM (Yahweh) of Armies. 12"For the seed of peace and the vine will yield its fruit, and the ground will give its increase, and the heavens will give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things. 13It shall come to pass that, as you were a curse among the nations, house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Don't be afraid. Let your hands be strong."

Section 3

Daniel Chapter 8

23In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce face, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper and do [his pleasure]; and he shall destroy the mighty ones and the holy people. 25Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in [their] security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. 26The vision of the evenings and mornings which has been told is true: but seal up the vision; for it belongs to many days [to come]. 27I, Daniel, fainted, and was sick certain days; then I rose up, and did the king's business: and I wondered at the vision, but none understood it.

Daniel Chapter 9

1In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans, 2in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years about which the word of TheIAM (Yahweh) came to Jeremiah the prophet, for the accomplishing of the desolations of Jerusalem, even seventy years. 3I set my face to the Lord (Adonai) God (Elohim) , to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. 4I prayed to TheIAM (Yahweh) my God (Elohim) , and made confession, and said, Oh, Lord (Adonai) , the great and dreadful God (El) , who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments, 5we have sinned, and have dealt perversely, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even turning aside from your precepts and from your ordinances; 6neither have we listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7Lord (Adonai) , righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of face, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, who are near, and who are far off, through all the countries where you have driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against you. 8Lord (Adonai) , to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. 9To the Lord (Adonai) our God (Elohim) belong mercies and forgiveness; for we have rebelled against him; 10neither have we obeyed the voice of TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) , to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. 11Yes, all Israel have transgressed your law, turning aside, that they should not obey your voice: therefore the curse and the oath written in the law of Moses the servant of God (Elohim) has been poured out on us; for we have sinned against him.

Section 4

Revelation Chapter 17

1One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here. I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality, and those who dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her sexual immorality." 3He carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored animal, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of the sexual immorality of the earth. 5And on her forehead a name was written, "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." 6I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered with great amazement. 7The angel said to me, "Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8The beast that you saw was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into destruction. Those who dwell on the earth and whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel when they see that the beast was, and is not, and shall be present. 9Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. 10They are seven kings. Five have fallen, the one is, the other has not yet come. When he comes, he must continue a little while. 11The beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goes to destruction. 12The ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority as kings, with the beast, for one hour. 13These have one mind, and they give their power and authority to the beast. 14These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord (Kurios) of Lord (Kurios) s, and King of kings. They also will overcome who are with him, called and chosen and faithful." 15He said to me, "The waters which you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages. 16The ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute, and will make her desolate, and will make her naked, and will eat her flesh, and will burn her utterly with fire. 17For God has put in their hearts to do what he has in mind, and to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God should be accomplished. 18The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."