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Daniel 12 / Basic English

1. And at that time Michael will take up his place, the great angel, who is the supporter of the children of your people: and there will be a time of trouble, such as there never was from the time there was a nation even till that same time: and at that time your people will be kept safe, everyone who is recorded in the book.
2. And a number of those who are sleeping in the dust of the earth will come out of their sleep, some to eternal life and some to eternal shame.
3. And those who are wise will be shining like the light of the outstretched sky; and those by whom numbers have been turned to righteousness will be like the stars for ever and ever.
4. But as for you, O Daniel, let the words be kept secret and the book rolled up and kept shut till the time of the end: numbers will be going out of the way and troubles will be increased.
5. Then I, Daniel, looking, saw two others, one at the edge of the river on this side and one at the edge of the river on that side.
6. And I said to the man clothed in linen, who was over the waters of the river, How long will it be to the end of these wonders?
7. Then in my hearing the man clothed in linen, who was over the river, lifting up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, took an oath by him who is living for ever that it would be a time, times, and a half; and when the power of the crusher of the holy people comes to an end, all these things will be ended.
8. And the words came to my ears, but the sense of them was not clear to me: then I said, O my lord, what is the sense of these things?
9. And he said, Go on your way, Daniel: for the words are secret and shut up till the time of the end;
10. Till a number are tested and make themselves clean; and the evil-doers will do evil; for not one of the evil-doers will have knowledge; but all will be made clear to those who are wise.
11. And from the time when the regular burned offering is taken away, and an unclean thing causing fear is put up, there will be a thousand, two hundred and ninety days.
12. A blessing will be on the man who goes on waiting, and comes to the thousand, three hundred and thirty-five days.
13. But you, go on your way and take your rest: for you will be in your place at the end of the days.
Hosea 1 / Basic English

1. The word of the Lord which came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Joash, king of Israel.
2. The start of the word of the Lord by Hosea: And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take for yourself a wife of loose ways, and children of the same, for the land has been untrue to the Lord.
3. So he took as his wife Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she gave birth to a son.
4. And the Lord said to him, Give him the name of Jezreel, for after a little time I will send punishment for the blood of Jezreel on the line of Jehu, and put an end to the kingdom of Israel.
5. And in that day I will let the bow of Israel be broken in the valley of Jezreel.
6. And after that she gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said, Give her the name Lo-ruhamah; for I will not again have mercy on Israel, to give them forgiveness.
7. But I will have mercy on Judah and will give them salvation by the Lord their God, but not by the bow or the sword or by fighting or by horses or horsemen.
8. Now when Lo-ruhamah had been taken from the breast, the woman gave birth to a son.
9. And the Lord said, Give him the name Lo-ammi; for you are not my people, and I will not be your God.
10. But still the number of the children of Israel will be like the sand of the sea, which may not be measured or numbered; and in place of its being said to them, You are not my people, it will be said to them, You are the sons of the living God
11. And the children of Israel and the children of Judah will come together and take for themselves one head, and will go up from the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel.
Hosea 2 / Basic English

1. Say to your brothers, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.
2. Take up the cause against your mother, take it up, for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband; let her put away her loose ways from her face, and her false ways from between her breasts;
3. For fear that I may take away her robe from her, making her uncovered as in the day of her birth; making her like a waste place and a dry land, causing her death through need of water.
4. And I will have no mercy on her children, for they are the children of her loose ways.
5. For their mother has been untrue; she who gave them birth has done things of shame, for she said, I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my linen, my oil and my wine.
6. For this cause I will put thorns in her road, building up a wall round her so that she may not go on her way.
7. And if she goes after her lovers she will not overtake them; if she makes search for them she will not see them; then will she say, I will go back to my first husband, for then it was better for me than now.
8. For she had no knowledge that it was I who gave her the grain and the wine and the oil, increasing her silver and gold which they gave to the Baal.
9. So I will take away again my grain in its time and my wine, and I will take away my wool and my linen with which her body might have been covered.
10. And now I will make her shame clear before the eyes of her lovers, and no one will take her out of my hand.
11. And I will put an end to all her joy, her feasts, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her regular meetings.
12. And I will make waste her vines and her fig-trees, of which she has said, These are the payments which my lovers have made to me; and I will make them a waste of trees, and the beasts of the field will take them for food.
13. And I will give her punishment for the days of the Baals, to whom she has been burning perfumes, when she made herself fair with her nose-rings and her jewels, and went after her lovers, giving no thought to me, says the Lord.
14. For this cause I will make her come into the waste land and will say words of comfort to her.
15. And I will give her vine-gardens from there, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she will give her answer there as in the days when she was young, and as in the time when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
16. And in that day, says the Lord, you will say to me, Ishi; and you will never again give me the name of Baali;
17. For I will take away the names of the Baals out of her mouth, and never again will she say their names.
18. And in that day I will make an agreement for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of heaven and the things which go low on the earth; I will put an end to the bow and the sword and war in all the land, and will make them take their rest in peace.
19. And I will take you as my bride for ever; truly, I will take you as my bride in righteousness and in right judging, in love and in mercies.
20. I will take you as my bride in good faith, and you will have knowledge of the Lord.
21. And it will be, in that day, says the Lord, that I will give an answer to the heavens, and the heavens to the earth;
22. And the earth will give its answer to the grain and the wine and the oil, and they will give an answer to Jezreel;
23. And I will put her as seed in the earth, and I will have mercy on her to whom no mercy was given; and I will say to those who were not my people, You are my people, and they will say, My God.
2 Peter 2 / Basic English

1. But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it.
2. And a great number will go with them in their evil ways, through whom the true way will have a bad name.
3. And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit, like traders doing business in souls: whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them.
4. For if God did not have pity for the angels who did evil, but sent them down into hell, to be kept in chains of eternal night till they were judged;
5. And did not have mercy on the world which then was, but only kept safe Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when he let loose the waters over the world of the evil-doers;
6. And sent destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah, burning them up with fire as an example to those whose way of life might in the future be unpleasing to him;
7. And kept safe Lot, the upright man, who was deeply troubled by the unclean life of the evil-doers
8. (Because the soul of that upright man living among them was pained from day to day by seeing and hearing their crimes):
9. The Lord is able to keep the upright safe in the time of testing, and to keep evil-doers under punishment till the day of judging;
10. But specially those who go after the unclean desires of the flesh, and make sport of authority. Ready to take chances, uncontrolled, they have no fear of saying evil of those in high places:
11. Though the angels, who are greater in strength and power, do not make use of violent language against them before the Lord.
12. But these men, like beasts without reason, whose natural use is to be taken and put to death, crying out against things of which they have no knowledge, will undergo that same destruction which they are designing for others;
13. For the evil which overtakes them is the reward of their evil-doing: such men take their pleasure in the delights of the flesh even in the daytime; they are like the marks of a disease, like poisoned wounds among you, feasting together with you in joy;
14. Having eyes full of evil desire, never having enough of sin; turning feeble souls out of the true way; they are children of cursing, whose hearts are well used to bitter envy;
15. Turning out of the true way, they have gone wandering in error, after the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who was pleased to take payment for wrongdoing;
16. But his wrongdoing was pointed out to him: an ass, talking with a man's voice, put a stop to the error of the prophet.
17. These are fountains without water, and mists before a driving storm; for whom the eternal night is kept in store.
18. For with high-sounding false words, making use of the attraction of unclean desires of the flesh, they get into their power those newly made free from those who are living in error;
19. Saying that they will be free, while they themselves are the servants of destruction; because whatever gets the better of a man makes a servant of him.
20. For if, after they have got free from the unclean things of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again taken in the net and overcome, their last condition is worse than their first.
21. For it would have been better for them to have had no knowledge of the way of righteousness, than to go back again from the holy law which was given to them, after having knowledge of it.
22. They are an example of that true saying, The dog has gone back to the food it had put out, and the pig which had been washed to its rolling in the dirty earth.