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Ezekiel 15: 1 - 16: 63

1And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, what is the vine-tree more than any tree, the vine-branch which is among the trees of the forest? 3Shall wood be taken thereof to make any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? 4Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire hath devoured both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned: is it profitable for any work? 5Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned, shall it yet be meet for any work! 6Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: As the vine-tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 7And I will set my face against them; they shall go forth from the fire, but the fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah, when I set my face against them. 8And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord Jehovah.

New Testament in a year – Day 365

Matthew 27: 57 - 28: 20

(Mk 15.42–47; Lk 23.50–56; Jn 19.38–42)
The Burial of Jesus
57When it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea arrived; his name was Joseph, and he also was a disciple of Jesus.58He went into the presence of Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate gave orders for the body to be given to Joseph.59So Joseph took it, wrapped it in a new linen sheet,60and placed it in his own tomb, which he had just recently dug out of solid rock. Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.61Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there, facing the tomb.

New Testament in a year – Day 364

Matthew 27: 27 - 56

(Mk 15.16–20; Jn 19.2–3)
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
27Then Pilate's soldiers took Jesus into the governor's palace, and the whole company gathered round him.28They stripped off his clothes and put a scarlet robe on him.29Then they made a crown out of thorny branches and placed it on his head, and put a stick in his right hand; then they knelt before him and mocked him. “Long live the King of the Jews!” they said.30They spat on him, and took the stick and hit him over the head.31When they had finished mocking him, they took the robe off and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.

New Testament in a year – Day 363

Matthew 27: 1 - 26

(Mk 15.1; Lk 23.1–2; Jn 18.28–32)
(Acts 1.18–19)
Jesus is Taken to Pilate
1Early in the morning all the chief priests and the elders made their plans against Jesus to put him to death.2They put him in chains, led him off, and handed him over to Pilate, the Roman governor.
The Death of Judas
3 When Judas, the traitor, learnt that Jesus had been condemned, he repented and took back the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders.4“I have sinned by betraying an innocent man to death!” he said.

New Testament in a year – Day 362

Matthew 26: 57 - 75

(Mk 14.53–65; Lk 22.54–55, 63–71; Jn 18.13–14, 19–24)
Jesus Before the Council
57Those who had arrested Jesus took him to the house of Caiaphas, the High Priest, where the teachers of the Law and the elders had gathered together.58Peter followed from a distance, as far as the courtyard of the High Priest's house. He went into the courtyard and sat down with the guards to see how it would all come out.59The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some false evidence against Jesus to put him to death;60but they could not find any, even though many people came forward and told lies about him. Finally two men stepped up61 and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to tear down God's Temple and three days later build it up again.’ ”

New Testament in a year – Day 361

Matthew 26: 36 - 56

(Mk 14.32–42; Lk 22.39–46)
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
36Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”37He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Grief and anguish came over him,38and he said to them, “The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

New Testament in a year – Day 360

Matthew 26: 14 - 35

(Mk 14.10–11; Lk 22.3–6)
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
14Then one of the twelve disciples — the one named Judas Iscariot — went to the chief priests15 and asked, “What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They counted out thirty silver coins and gave them to him.16From then on Judas was looking for a good chance to hand Jesus over to them.

New Testament in a year – Day 359

Matthew 25: 31 - 26: 13

The Final Judgement
31 “When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, he will sit on his royal throne,32and the people of all the nations will be gathered before him. Then he will divide them into two groups, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33He will put the righteous people on his right and the others on his left.34Then the King will say to the people on his right, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father! Come and possess the kingdom which has been prepared for you ever since the creation of the world.35I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes,36naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me.’

New Testament in a year – Day 358

Matthew 25: 1 - 30

The Parable of the Ten Young Women
1 “At that time the Kingdom of heaven will be like this. Once there were ten young women who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.2Five of them were foolish, and the other five were wise.3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any extra oil with them,4while the wise ones took containers full of oil for their lamps.5The bridegroom was late in coming, so the women began to nod and fall asleep.

New Testament in a year – Day 357

Matthew 24: 15 - 51

(Mk 13.14–23; Lk 21.20–24)
The Awful Horror
15 “You will see ‘The Awful Horror’ of which the prophet Daniel spoke. It will be standing in the holy place.” (Note to the reader: be sure to understand what this means!)16“Then those who are in Judea must run away to the hills.17 Someone who is on the roof of his house must not take the time to go down and get his belongings from the house.18Someone who is in the field must not go back to get his cloak.19How terrible it will be in those days for women who are pregnant and for mothers with little babies!20Pray to God that you will not have to run away during the winter or on a Sabbath!21 For the trouble at that time will be far more terrible than any there has ever been, from the beginning of the world to this very day. Nor will there ever be anything like it again.22But God has already reduced the number of days; had he not done so, nobody would survive. For the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days.