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February 14


Exodus 39:1-43
1. AND OF the blue and purple and scarlet [stuff] they made finely wrought garments for serving in the Holy Place; they made the holy garments for Aaron, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
2. And Bezalel made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff], and fine twined linen.
3. And they beat the gold into thin sheets and cut it into wires to work into the blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and the fine linen, in skilled design.
4. They made shoulder pieces for the ephod, joined to it at its two edges.
5. And the skillfully woven band on it, to gird it on, was of the same piece and workmanship with it, of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff], and fine twined linen, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
6. And they prepared the onyx stones enclosed in settings of gold filigree and engraved as signets are engraved with the names of the sons of Israel.
7. And he put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod to be stones of memorial or remembrance for the Israelites, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
8. And [Bezalel] made the breastplate skillfully, like the work of the ephod, of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff], and fine twined linen.
9. The breastplate was a [hand's] span square when doubled over.
10. And they set in it four rows of stones; a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle made the first row;
11. The second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond;
12. The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;
13. And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.
14. There were twelve stones with their names according to those of the sons of Israel, engraved like a signet, each with its name, according to the twelve tribes.
15. And they made [at the ends] of the breastplate twisted chains like cords, of pure gold.
16. And they made two settings of gold filigree and two gold rings which they put on the two ends of the breastplate.
17. And they put the two twisted cords or woven chains of gold in the two rings on the end edges of the breastplate.
18. And the other two ends of the twisted cords or chains of gold they put on the two settings and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, in front.
19. They made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the inside edge of it next to the ephod.
20. And they made two [other] gold rings and attached them to the two shoulder pieces of the ephod underneath, in front, at its joining above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
21. They bound the breastplate by its rings to those of the ephod with a blue lace, that it might lie upon the skillfully woven band of the ephod and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod, as the Lord commanded Moses.
22. And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work all of blue.
23. And there was an opening [for the head] in the middle of the robe like the hole in a coat of mail, with a binding around it, that it should not be torn.
24. On the skirts of the robe they made pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet [stuff] and twined linen.
25. And they made bells of pure gold and put [them] between the pomegranates around the skirts of the robe;
26. A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about on the skirts of the robe for ministering, as the Lord commanded Moses.
27. And they made the long and sleeved tunics woven of fine linen for Aaron and his sons,
28. And the turban, and the ornamental caps of fine linen, and the breeches of fine twined linen,
29. The girdle or sash of fine twined linen, and blue, purple, and scarlet embroidery, as the Lord commanded Moses.
30. And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold and wrote upon it an inscription, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO THE LORD. [Exod. 28:36.]
31. They tied to it a lace of blue to fasten it on the turban above, as the Lord commanded Moses.
32. Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so the Israelites had done.
33. And they brought the tabernacle to Moses: the tent and all its furnishings, its clasps, its [frame] boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets or bases;
34. And the covering of rams' skins made red, and the covering of dolphin or porpoise skins, and the veil of the screen;
35. The ark of the Testimony, its poles, and the mercy seat;
36. The table and all its utensils, and the showbread (bread of the Presence);
37. The pure [gold] lampstand and its lamps, with the lamps set in order, all its utensils, and the oil for the light;
38. The golden altar, the anointing oil, the fragrant incense, and the hanging for the door of the tent;
39. The bronze altar and its grate of bronze, its poles and all its utensils; the laver and its base;
40. The hangings of the court, its pillars and sockets or bases, and the screen for the court gate, its cords, and pegs, and all the utensils for the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting [of God with His people]; [Exod. 29:42, 43.]
41. The finely worked vestments for ministering in the Holy Place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons to minister as priests.
42. According to all that the Lord had commanded Moses, so the Israelites had done all the work.
43. And Moses inspected all the work, and behold, they had done it; as the Lord had commanded, so had they done it. And Moses blessed them.

Exodus 40:1-38
1. AND THE Lord said to Moses,
2. On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting [of God with you].
3. And you shall put in it the ark of the Testimony and screen the ark [of God's Presence] with the veil. [Heb. 10:19-23.]
4. You shall bring in the [showbread] table and set in order the things that are to be upon it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and set up and light its lamps. [Rev. 21:23-25.]
5. You shall set the golden altar for the incense before the ark of the Testimony [outside the veil] and put the hanging or screen at the tabernacle door.
6. You shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.
7. And you shall set the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water in it.
8. And you shall set up the court [curtains] round about and hang up the hanging or screen at the court gate.
9. You shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its furniture, and it shall be holy.
10. You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; and consecrate (set apart for God) the altar, and the altar shall be most holy.
11. And you shall anoint the laver and its base and consecrate it.
12. You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water. [John 17:17-19.]
13. You shall put on Aaron the holy garments, and anoint and consecrate him, so he may serve Me as priest.
14. And you shall bring his sons and put long and sleeved tunics on them,
15. And you shall anoint them as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
16. Thus did Moses; according to all that the Lord commanded him, so he did.
17. And on the first day of the first month in the second year the tabernacle was erected.
18. Moses set up the tabernacle, laid its sockets, set up its boards, put in its bars, and erected its pillars.
19. [Moses] spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent over it, as the Lord had commanded him.
20. He took the Testimony [the Ten Commandments] and put it into the ark, and set the poles [in the rings] on the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark.
21. [Moses] brought the ark into the tabernacle and set up the veil of the screen and screened the ark of the Testimony, as the Lord had commanded him.
22. Moses put the table [of showbread] in the Tent of Meeting on the north side of the tabernacle outside the veil;
23. He set the bread [of the Presence] in order on it before the Lord, as the Lord had commanded him. [John 6:32-35.]
24. And he put the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle.
25. Moses set up and lighted the lamps before the Lord, as the Lord commanded him.
26. He put the golden altar [of incense] in the Tent of Meeting before the veil;
27. He burned sweet incense [symbol of prayer] upon it, as the Lord commanded him. [Ps. 141:2; Rev. 8:3.]
28. And he set up the hanging or screen at the door of the tabernacle.
29. [Moses] put the altar of burnt offering at the door of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting and offered on it the burnt offering and the cereal offering, as the Lord commanded him.
30. And Moses set the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing.
31. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet there.
32. When they went into the Tent of Meeting or came near the altar, they washed, as the Lord commanded Moses.
33. And he erected the court round about the tabernacle and the altar and set up the hanging or screen at the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
34. Then the cloud [the Shekinah, God's visible presence] covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle! [Rev. 15:8.]
35. And Moses was not able to enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud remained upon it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
36. In all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the Israelites went onward;
37. But if the cloud was not taken up, they did not journey on till the day that it was taken up.
38. For throughout all their journeys the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.

Psalms 22:16-21
16. For [like a pack of] dogs they have encompassed me; a company of evildoers has encircled me, they pierced my hands and my feet. [Isa. 53:7; John 19:37.]
17. I can count all my bones; [the evildoers] gaze at me. [Luke 23:27, 35.]
18. They part my clothing among them and cast lots for my raiment (a long, shirtlike garment, a seamless undertunic). [John 19:23, 24.])
19. But be not far from me, O Lord; O my Help, hasten to aid me!
20. Deliver my life from the sword, my dear life [my only one] from the power of the dog [the agent of execution].
21. Save me from the lion's mouth; for You have answered me [kindly] from the horns of the wild oxen.

Proverbs 8:22-31
22. The Lord formed and brought me [Wisdom] forth at the beginning of His way, before His acts of old.
23. I [Wisdom] was inaugurated and ordained from everlasting, from the beginning, before ever the earth existed. [John 1:1; I Cor. 1:24.]
24. When there were no deeps, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains laden with water.
25. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth, [Job 15:7, 8.]
26. While as yet He had not made the land or the fields or the first of the dust of the earth.
27. When He prepared the heavens, I [Wisdom] was there; when He drew a circle upon the face of the deep and stretched out the firmament over it,
28. When He made firm the skies above, when He established the fountains of the deep,
29. When He gave to the sea its limit and His decree that the waters should not transgress [across the boundaries set by] His command, when He appointed the foundations of the earth--[Job 38:10, 11; Ps. 104:6-9; Jer. 5:22.]
30. Then I [Wisdom] was beside Him as a master and director of the work; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing before Him always, [Matt. 3:17; John 1:2, 18.]
31. Rejoicing in His inhabited earth and delighting in the sons of men. [Ps. 16:3.]

Matthew 27:1-26
1. WHEN IT was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus to put Him to death;
2. And they bound Him and led Him away and handed Him over to Pilate the governor.
3. When Judas, His betrayer, saw that [Jesus] was condemned, [Judas was afflicted in mind and troubled for his former folly; and] with remorse [with little more than a selfish dread of the consequences] he brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, [Exod. 21:32.]
4. Saying, I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. They replied, What is that to us? See to that yourself.
5. And casting the pieces of silver [forward] into the [Holy Place of the sanctuary of the] temple, he departed; and he went off and hanged himself.
6. But the chief priests, picking up the pieces of silver, said, It is not legal to put these in the [consecrated] treasury, for it is the price of blood.
7. So after consultation they bought with them [the pieces of silver] the potter's field [as a place] in which to bury strangers.
8. Therefore that piece of ground has been called the Field of Blood to the present day.
9. Then were fulfilled the words spoken by Jeremiah the prophet when he said, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him on Whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, [Zech. 11:12, 13.]
10. And they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me.
11. Now Jesus stood before the governor [Pilate], and the governor asked Him, Are you the King of the Jews? Jesus said to him, You have stated [the fact].
12. But when the charges were made against Him by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer. [Isa. 53:7.]
13. Then Pilate said to Him, Do You not hear how many and how serious are the things they are testifying against You?
14. But He made no reply to him, not even to a single accusation, so that the governor marveled greatly.
15. Now at the Feast [of the Passover] the governor was in the habit of setting free for the people any one prisoner whom they chose.
16. And at that time they had a notorious prisoner whose name was Barabbas.
17. So when they had assembled for this purpose, Pilate said to them, Whom do you want me to set free for you, Barabbas, or Jesus Who is called Christ?
18. For he knew that it was because of envy that they had handed Him over to him.
19. Also, while he was seated on the judgment bench, his wife sent him a message, saying, Have nothing to do with that just and upright Man, for I have had a painful experience today in a dream because of Him.
20. But the chief priests and the elders prevailed on the people to ask for Barabbas, and put Jesus to death.
21. Again the governor said to them, Which of the two do you wish me to release for you? And they said, Barabbas!
22. Pilate said to them, Then what shall I do with Jesus Who is called Christ?
23. They all replied, Let Him be crucified! And he said, Why? What has He done that is evil? But they shouted all the louder, Let Him be crucified!
24. So when Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but rather that a riot was about to break out, he took water and washed his hands in the presence of the crowd, saying, I am not guilty of nor responsible for this righteous Man's blood; see to it yourselves. [Deut. 21:6-9; Ps. 26:6.]
25. And all the people answered, Let His blood be on us and on our children! [Josh. 2:19.]
26. So he set free for them Barabbas; and he [had] Jesus whipped, and delivered Him up to be crucified.