Bible in one year
April 25


Deuteronomy 25:1-19
1. When men have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.
2. If the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make him lie down and have him flogged in his presence with the number of lashes his crime deserves,
3. but he must not give him more than forty lashes. If he is flogged more than that, your brother will be degraded in your eyes.
4. Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.
5. If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband's brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her.
6. The first son she bears shall carry on the name of the dead brother so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel.
7. However, if a man does not want to marry his brother's wife, she shall go to the elders at the town gate and say, "My husband's brother refuses to carry on his brother's name in Israel. He will not fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to me."
8. Then the elders of his town shall summon him and talk to him. If he persists in saying, "I do not want to marry her,"
9. his brother's widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, take off one of his sandals, spit in his face and say, "This is what is done to the man who will not build up his brother's family line."
10. That man's line shall be known in Israel as The Family of the Unsandaled.
11. If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts,
12. you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
13. Do not have two differing weights in your bag-one heavy, one light.
14. Do not have two differing measures in your house-one large, one small.
15. You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
16. For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly.
17. Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt.
18. When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and cut off all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God.
19. When the LORD your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land he is giving you to possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget!

Deuteronomy 26:1-19
1. When you have entered the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it,
2. take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the LORD your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name
3. and say to the priest in office at the time, "I declare today to the LORD your God that I have come to the land the LORD swore to our forefathers to give us."
4. The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the LORD your God.
5. Then you shall declare before the LORD your God: "My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous.
6. But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, putting us to hard labor.
7. Then we cried out to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our misery, toil and oppression.
8. So the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with miraculous signs and wonders.
9. He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey;
10. and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, O LORD, have given me." Place the basket before the LORD your God and bow down before him.
11. And you and the Levites and the aliens among you shall rejoice in all the good things the LORD your God has given to you and your household.
12. When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
13. Then say to the LORD your God: "I have removed from my house the sacred portion and have given it to the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, according to all you commanded. I have not turned aside from your commands nor have I forgotten any of them.
14. I have not eaten any of the sacred portion while I was in mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor have I offered any of it to the dead. I have obeyed the LORD my God; I have done everything you commanded me.
15. Look down from heaven, your holy dwelling place, and bless your people Israel and the land you have given us as you promised on oath to our forefathers, a land flowing with milk and honey."
16. The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.
17. You have declared this day that the LORD is your God and that you will walk in his ways, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws, and that you will obey him.
18. And the LORD has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands.
19. He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised.

Psalms 39:7-11
7. "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8. Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9. I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10. Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11. You rebuke and discipline men for their sin; you consume their wealth like a moth- each man is but a breath. Selah

Proverbs 13:4-6
4. The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5. The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6. Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Luke 6:1-26
1. One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.
2. Some of the Pharisees asked, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
3. Jesus answered them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
4. He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions."
5. Then Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
6. On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled.
7. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.
8. But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Get up and stand in front of everyone." So he got up and stood there.
9. Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?"
10. He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was completely restored.
11. But they were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.
12. One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
13. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:
14. Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,
15. Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot,
16. Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
17. He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coast of Tyre and Sidon,
18. who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evil spirits were cured,
19. and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.
20. Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
22. Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
23. "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
24. "But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
25. Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
26. Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.