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February 15


Leviticus 1:1-17
1. THE LORD called to Moses out of the Tent of Meeting, and said to him,
2. Say to the Israelites, When any man of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of [domestic] animals from the herd or from the flock.
3. If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it at the door of the Tent of Meeting, that he may be accepted before the Lord. [Rom. 12:1; Phil. 1:20.]
4. And he shall lay [both] his hands upon the head of the burnt offering [transferring symbolically his guilt to the victim], and it shall be an acceptable atonement for him. [Heb. 13:15, 16; I Pet. 1:2.]
5. The man shall kill the young bull before the Lord, and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall present the blood and dash [it] round about upon the altar that is at the door of the Tent of Meeting.
6. And he shall skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.
7. And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and lay wood in order on the fire;
8. And Aaron's sons the priests shall lay the pieces, the head and the fat, in order on the wood on the fire on the altar.
9. But its entrails and its legs he shall wash with water. And the priest shall burn all of it on the altar for a burnt offering, an offering by fire, a sweet and satisfying odor to the Lord. [Eph. 5:2; Phil. 4:18; I Pet. 2:5.]
10. And if the man's offering is of the flock, from the sheep or the goats, for a burnt offering, he shall offer a male without blemish.
11. And he shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the Lord, and Aaron's sons the priests shall dash its blood round about against the altar.
12. And [the man] shall cut it into pieces, with its head and its fat, and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire on the altar.
13. But he shall wash the entrails and legs with water. The priest shall offer all of it and burn it on the altar; it is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a sweet and satisfying fragrance to the Lord.
14. And if the offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, then [the man] shall bring turtledoves or young pigeons.
15. And the priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; and its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar.
16. And he shall take away its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar on the east side, in the place for ashes.
17. And he shall split it open [holding it] by its wings, but shall not cut it in two. And the priest shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire; it is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a sweet and satisfying odor to the Lord.

Leviticus 2:1-16
1. WHEN ANYONE offers a cereal offering to the Lord, it shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil over it and lay frankincense on it.
2. And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests. Out of it he shall take a handful of the fine flour and oil, with all its frankincense, and the priest shall burn this on the altar as the memorial portion of it, an offering made by fire, of a sweet and satisfying fragrance to the Lord.
3. What is left of the cereal offering shall be Aaron's and his sons'; it is a most holy part of the offerings made to the Lord by fire.
4. When you bring as an offering cereal baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers spread with oil.
5. If your offering is cereal baked on a griddle, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mixed with oil.
6. You shall break it in pieces and pour oil on it; it is a cereal offering.
7. And if your offering is cereal cooked in the frying pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
8. And you shall bring the cereal offering that is made of these things to the Lord; it shall be presented to the priest, and he shall bring it to the [bronze] altar.
9. The priest shall take from the cereal offering its memorial portion and burn it on the altar, an offering made by fire, a sweet and satisfying fragrance to the Lord.
10. What is left of the cereal offering shall be Aaron's and his sons'; it is a most holy part of the offerings made to the Lord by fire.
11. No cereal offering that you bring to the Lord shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven or honey in any offering made by fire to the Lord. [I Cor. 5:8.]
12. As an offering of firstfruits you may offer leaven and honey to the Lord, but they shall not be burned on the altar for a sweet odor [to the Lord, for their aid to fermentation is symbolic of corruption in the human heart].
13. Every cereal offering you shall season with salt [symbol of preservation]; neither shall you allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your cereal offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt. [Mark 9:49, 50.]
14. If you offer a cereal offering of your firstfruits to the Lord, you shall offer for it of your firstfruits grain in the ear parched with fire, bruised and crushed grain out of the fresh and fruitful ear.
15. And you shall put oil on it and lay frankincense on it; it is a cereal offering.
16. The priest shall burn as its memorial portion part of the bruised and crushed grain of it and part of the oil of it, with all its frankincense; it is an offering made by fire to the Lord.

Psalms 22:22-31
22. I will declare Your name to my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise You. [John 20:17; Rom. 8:29; Heb. 2:12.]
23. You who fear (revere and worship) the Lord, praise Him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify Him. Fear (revere and worship) Him, all you offspring of Israel.
24. For He has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has He hidden His face from him, but when he cried to Him, He heard.
25. My praise shall be of You in the great congregation. I will pay to Him my vows [made in the time of trouble] before them who fear (revere and worship) Him.
26. The poor and afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise the Lord--they who [diligently] seek for, inquire of and for Him, and require Him [as their greatest need]. May your hearts be quickened now and forever!
27. All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall bow down and worship before You,
28. For the kingship and the kingdom are the Lord's, and He is the ruler over the nations.
29. All the mighty ones upon earth shall eat [in thanksgiving] and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he who cannot keep himself alive.
30. Posterity shall serve Him; they shall tell of the Lord to the next generation.
31. They shall come and shall declare His righteousness to a people yet to be born--that He has done it [that it is finished]! [John 19:30.]

Proverbs 8:32-36
32. Now therefore listen to me, O you sons; for blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who keep my ways. [Ps. 119:1, 2; 128:1, 2; Luke 11:28.]
33. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse or neglect it.
34. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35. For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.
36. But he who misses me or sins against me wrongs and injures himself; all who hate me love and court death.

Matthew 27:27-54
27. Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the palace, and they gathered the whole battalion about Him.
28. And they stripped off His clothes and put a scarlet robe (garment of dignity and office worn by Roman officers of rank) upon Him,
29. And, weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on His head and put a reed (staff) in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they made sport of Him, saying, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), King of the Jews!
30. And they spat on Him, and took the reed (staff) and struck Him on the head.
31. And when they finished making sport of Him, they stripped Him of the robe and put His own garments on Him and led Him away to be crucified.
32. As they were marching forth, they came upon a man of Cyrene named Simon; this man they forced to carry the cross of Jesus.
33. And when they came to a place called Golgotha [Latin: Calvary], which means The Place of a Skull,
34. They offered Him wine mingled with gall to drink; but when He tasted it, He refused to drink it.
35. And when they had crucified Him, they divided and distributed His garments [among them] by casting lots so that the prophet's saying was fulfilled, They parted My garments among them and over My apparel they cast lots. [Ps. 22:18.]
36. Then they sat down there and kept watch over Him.
37. And over His head they put the accusation against Him (the cause of His death), which read, This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.
38. At the same time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right hand and one on the left.
39. And those who passed by spoke reproachfully and abusively and jeered at Him, wagging their heads, [Ps. 22:7, 8; 109:25.]
40. And they said, You Who would tear down the sanctuary of the temple and rebuild it in three days, rescue Yourself from death. If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41. In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, made sport of Him, saying,
42. He rescued others from death; Himself He cannot rescue from death. He is the King of Israel? Let Him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Him.
43. He trusts in God; let God deliver Him now if He cares for Him and will have Him, for He said, I am the Son of God.
44. And the robbers who were crucified with Him also abused and reproached and made sport of Him in the same way.
45. Now from the sixth hour (noon) there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour (three o'clock).
46. And about the ninth hour (three o'clock) Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?--that is, My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me [leaving Me helpless, forsaking and failing Me in My need]? [Ps. 22:1.]
47. And some of the bystanders, when they heard it, said, This Man is calling for Elijah!
48. And one of them immediately ran and took a sponge, soaked it with vinegar (a sour wine), and put it on a reed (staff), and was about to give it to Him to drink. [Ps. 69:21.]
49. But the others said, Wait! Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him from death.
50. And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit.
51. And at once the curtain of the sanctuary of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; the earth shook and the rocks were split. [Exod. 26:31-35.]
52. The tombs were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep in death were raised [to life];
53. And coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
54. When the centurion and those who were with him keeping watch over Jesus observed the earthquake and all that was happening, they were terribly frightened and filled with awe, and said, Truly this was God's Son!