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February 19


Leviticus 9:1-24
1. ON THE eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel;
2. And he said to Aaron, Take a young calf for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, [each] without blemish, and offer them before the Lord. [Heb. 10:10-12.]
3. And say to the Israelites, Take a male goat for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both a year old, without blemish, for a burnt offering,
4. Also a bull and a ram for peace offerings to sacrifice before the Lord, and a cereal offering mixed with oil, for today the Lord will appear to you.
5. They brought before the Tent of Meeting what Moses [had] commanded; all the congregation drew near and stood before the Lord.
6. And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lord commanded you to do, and the glory of the Lord will appear to you.
7. And Moses said to Aaron, Draw near to the altar and offer your sin offering and your burnt offering and make atonement for yourself and for the people; and offer the offering of the people and make atonement for them, as the Lord commanded. [Heb. 5:1-5; 7:27.]
8. So Aaron drew near to the altar and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was designated for himself.
9. The sons of Aaron presented the blood to him; he dipped his finger in the blood and put it on the horns of the altar and poured out the blood at the altar's base;
10. But the fat, the kidneys, and the lobe of the liver from the sin offering he burned on the altar, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
11. And the flesh and the hide Aaron burned with fire outside the camp.
12. He killed the burnt offering, and Aaron's sons delivered to him the blood, which he dashed round about upon the altar.
13. And they brought the burnt offering to him piece by piece, and the head, and Aaron burned them upon the altar.
14. And he washed the entrails and the legs and burned them with the burnt offering on the altar.
15. Then Aaron presented the people's offering, and took the goat of the sin offering which was for the people and killed it and offered it for sin as he did the first sin offering. [Heb. 2:16, 17.]
16. And he presented the burnt offering and offered it according to the ordinance.
17. And Aaron presented the cereal offering and took a handful of it and burned it on the altar in addition to the burnt offering of the morning.
18. He also killed the bull and the ram, the sacrifice of peace offerings, for the people; and Aaron's sons presented to him the blood, which he dashed upon the altar round about,
19. And the fat of the bull and of the ram, the fat tail and that which covers the entrails, and the kidneys, and the lobe of the liver.
20. And they put the fat upon the breasts, and Aaron burned the fat upon the altar;
21. But the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved for a wave offering before the Lord, as Moses commanded.
22. Then Aaron lifted his hands toward the people and blessed them, and came down [from the altar] after offering the sin offering, the burnt offering, and the peace offerings.
23. Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord [the Shekinah cloud] appeared to all the people [as promised]. [Lev. 9:6.]
24. Then there came a fire out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.

Leviticus 10:1-20
1. AND NADAB and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and offered strange and unholy fire before the Lord, as He had not commanded them.
2. And there came forth fire from before the Lord and killed them, and they died before the Lord.
3. Then Moses said to Aaron, This is what the Lord meant when He said, I [and My will, not their own] will be acknowledged as hallowed by those who come near Me, and before all the people I will be honored. And Aaron said nothing.
4. Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, sons of Uzziel uncle of Aaron, and said to them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.
5. So they drew near and carried them in their undertunics [stripped of their priestly vestments] out of the camp, as Moses had said.
6. And Moses said to Aaron and Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons [the father and brothers of the two priests whom God had slain for offering false fire], Do not uncover your heads or let your hair go loose or tear your clothes, lest you die [also] and lest God's wrath should come upon all the congregation; but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the Lord has kindled.
7. And you shall not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting, lest you die, for the Lord's anointing oil is upon you. And they did according to Moses' word.
8. And the Lord said to Aaron,
9. Do not drink wine or strong drink, you or your sons, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, lest you die; it shall be a statute forever in all your generations.
10. You shall make a distinction and recognize a difference between the holy and the common or unholy, and between the unclean and the clean;
11. And you are to teach the Israelites all the statutes which the Lord has spoken to them by Moses.
12. And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons who were left, Take the cereal offering that remains of the offerings of the Lord made by fire and eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most holy.
13. You shall eat it in a sacred place, because it is your due and your sons' due, from the offerings made by fire to the Lord; for so I am commanded.
14. But the breast that is waved and the thigh that is offered you shall eat in a clean place, you and your sons and daughters with you; for they are your due and your sons' due, given out of the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the Israelites.
15. The thigh that is offered and the breast that is waved they shall bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave for a wave offering before the Lord; and it shall be yours and your sons' with you as a portion or due perpetually, as the Lord has commanded.
16. And Moses diligently tried to find [what had become of] the goat [that had been offered] for the sin offering, and behold, it was burned up [as waste]! And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left alive, and said,
17. Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the Holy Place? It is most holy; and God has given it to you to bear and take away the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the Lord.
18. Behold, the blood of it was not brought within the Holy Place; you should indeed have eaten [the flesh of it] in the Holy Place, as I commanded.
19. But Aaron said to Moses, Behold, this very day in which they have [obediently] offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord, such [terrible calamities] have befallen me [and them]! If I [and they] had eaten the most holy sin offering today [humbled as we have been by the sin of our kinsmen and God's judgment upon them], would it have been acceptable in the sight of the Lord? [Hos. 9:4.]
20. And when Moses heard that, he was pacified.

Psalms 25:1-7
1. [A Psalm] of David. UNTO YOU, O Lord, do I bring my life.
2. O my God, I trust, lean on, rely on, and am confident in You. Let me not be put to shame or [my hope in You] be disappointed; let not my enemies triumph over me.
3. Yes, let none who trust and wait hopefully and look for You be put to shame or be disappointed; let them be ashamed who forsake the right or deal treacherously without cause.
4. Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
5. Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.
6. Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercy and loving-kindness; for they have been ever from of old.
7. Remember not the sins (the lapses and frailties) of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your mercy and steadfast love remember me, for Your goodness' sake, O Lord.

Proverbs 9:13-18
13. The foolish woman is noisy; she is simple and open to all forms of evil, she [willfully and recklessly] knows nothing whatever [of eternal value].
14. For she sits at the door of her house or on a seat in the conspicuous places of the town,
15. Calling to those who pass by, who go uprightly on their way:
16. Whoever is simple (wavering and easily led astray), let him turn in here! And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
17. Stolen waters (pleasures) are sweet [because they are forbidden]; and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. [Prov. 20:17.]
18. But he knows not that the shades of the dead are there [specters haunting the scene of past transgressions], and that her invited guests are [already sunk] in the depths of Sheol (the lower world, Hades, the place of the dead).

Mark 1:23-45
23. Just at that time there was in their synagogue a man [who was in the power] of an unclean spirit; and now [immediately] he raised a deep and terrible cry from the depths of his throat, saying,
24. What have You to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!
25. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hush up (be muzzled, gagged), and come out of him!
26. And the unclean spirit, throwing the man into convulsions and screeching with a loud voice, came out of him.
27. And they were all so amazed and almost terrified that they kept questioning and demanding one of another, saying, What is this? What new (fresh) teaching! With authority He gives orders even to the unclean spirits and they obey Him!
28. And immediately rumors concerning Him spread [everywhere] throughout all the region surrounding Galilee.
29. And at once He left the synagogue and went into the house of Simon [Peter] and Andrew, accompanied by James and John.
30. Now Simon's mother-in-law had for some time been lying sick with a fever, and at once they told Him about her.
31. And He went up to her and took her by the hand and raised her up; and the fever left her, and she began to wait on them.
32. Now when it was evening, after the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those under the power of demons,
33. Until the whole town was gathered together about the door.
34. And He cured many who were afflicted with various diseases; and He drove out many demons, but would not allow the demons to talk because they knew Him [intuitively].
35. And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place, and there He prayed.
36. And Simon [Peter] and those who were with him followed Him [pursuing Him eagerly and hunting Him out],
37. And they found Him and said to Him, Everybody is looking for You.
38. And He said to them, Let us be going on into the neighboring country towns, that I may preach there also; for that is why I came out.
39. [So] He went throughout the whole of Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
40. And a leper came to Him, begging Him on his knees and saying to Him, If You are willing, You are able to make me clean.
41. And being moved with pity and sympathy, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him, and said to him, I am willing; be made clean!
42. And at once the leprosy [completely] left him and he was made clean [by being healed].
43. And Jesus charged him sternly (sharply and threateningly, and with earnest admonition) and [acting with deep feeling thrust him forth and] sent him away at once,
44. And said to him, See that you tell nothing [of this] to anyone; but begone, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your purification what Moses commanded, as a proof (an evidence and witness) to the people [that you are really healed]. [Lev. 13:49; 14:2-32.]
45. But he went out and began to talk so freely about it and blaze abroad the news [spreading it everywhere] that [Jesus] could no longer openly go into a town but was outside in [lonely] desert places. But the people kept on coming to Him from all sides and every quarter.