Bible in one year
April 21


Deuteronomy 25:1-19
1. "If there is a dispute between men and they come into court and the judges decide between them, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty,
2. then if the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with a number of stripes in proportion to his offense.
3. Forty stripes may be given him, but not more, lest, if one should go on to beat him with more stripes than these, your brother be degraded in your sight.
4. "You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.
5. "If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband's brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.
6. And the first son whom she bears shall succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel.
7. And if the man does not wish to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, 'My husband's brother refuses to perpetuate his brother's name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother to me.'
8. Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him, and if he persists, saying, 'I do not wish to take her,'
9. then his brother's wife shall go up to him in the presence of the elders and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face. And she shall answer and say, 'So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house.'
10. And the name of his house shall be called in Israel, 'The house of him who had his sandal pulled off.'
11. "When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts,
12. then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity.
13. "You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small.
14. You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small.
15. A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
16. For all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, are an abomination to the LORD your God.
17. "Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you came out of Egypt,
18. how he attacked you on the way when you were faint and weary, and cut off your tail, those who were lagging behind you, and he did not fear God.
19. Therefore when the LORD your God has given you rest from all your enemies around you, in the land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget.

Deuteronomy 26:1-19
1. "When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance and have taken possession of it and live in it,
2. you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there.
3. And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time and say to him, 'I declare today to the LORD your God that I have come into the land that the LORD swore to our fathers to give us.'
4. Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of the LORD your God.
5. "And you shall make response before the LORD your God, 'A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
6. And the Egyptians treated us harshly and humiliated us and laid on us hard labor.
7. Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.
8. And the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders.
9. And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
10. And behold, now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, O LORD, have given me.' And you shall set it down before the LORD your God and worship before the LORD your God.
11. And you shall rejoice in all the good that the LORD your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you.
12. "When you have finished paying all the tithe of your produce in the third year, which is the year of tithing, giving it to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your towns and be filled,
13. then you shall say before the LORD your God, 'I have removed the sacred portion out of my house, and moreover, I have given it to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all your commandment that you have commanded me. I have not transgressed any of your commandments, nor have I forgotten them.
14. I have not eaten of the tithe while I was mourning, or removed any of it while I was unclean, or offered any of it to the dead. I have obeyed the voice of the LORD my God. I have done according to all that you have commanded me.
15. Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel and the ground that you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.'
16. "This day the LORD your God commands you to do these statutes and rules. You shall therefore be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul.
17. You have declared today that the LORD is your God, and that you will walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his rules, and will obey his voice.
18. And the LORD has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments,
19. and that he will set you in praise and in fame and in honor high above all nations that he has made, and that you shall be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised."

Psalms 39:7-11
7. "And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
8. Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool!
9. I am mute; I do not open my mouth, for it is you who have done it.
10. Remove your stroke from me; I am spent by the hostility of your hand.
11. When you discipline a man with rebukes for sin, you consume like a moth what is dear to him; surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah

Proverbs 13:4-6
4. The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
5. The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.
6. Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.

Luke 6:1-26
1. On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands.
2. But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?"
3. And Jesus answered them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
4. how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?"
5. And he said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."
6. On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered.
7. And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him.
8. But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come and stand here." And he rose and stood there.
9. And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?"
10. And after looking around at them all he said to him, "Stretch out your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored.
11. But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
12. In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.
13. And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles:
14. Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,
15. and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,
16. and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
17. And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon,
18. who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.
19. And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.
20. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21. "Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
22. "Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!
23. Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
24. "But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
25. "Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. "Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
26. "Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.