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February 26

Leviticus 21:1-24
1. THE LORD said to Moses, Speak to the priests [exclusive of the high priest], the sons of Aaron, and say to them that none of them shall defile himself for the dead among his people [by touching a corpse or assisting in preparing it for burial],
2. Except for his near [blood] kin, for his mother, father, son, daughter, brother,
3. And for his sister, a virgin, who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may be defiled.
4. He shall not even defile himself, being a [bereaved] husband [his wife not being his blood kin] or being a chief man among his people, and so profane himself.
5. The priests [like the other Israelite men] shall not shave the crown of their heads or clip off the corners of their beard or make any cuttings in their flesh.
6. They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God; for they offer the offerings made by fire to the Lord, the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy.
7. They shall not take a wife who is a harlot or polluted or profane or divorced, for [the priest] is holy to his God.
8. You shall consecrate him therefore, for he offers the bread of your God; he shall be holy to you, for I the Lord Who sanctifies you am holy.
9. The daughter of any priest who profanes herself by playing the harlot profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire [after being stoned]. [Josh. 7:15, 25.]
10. But he who is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured and who is consecrated to put on the [sacred] garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose or rend his clothes [in mourning],
11. Neither shall he go in where any dead body lies nor defile himself [by doing so, even] for his father or for his mother;
12. Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary nor desecrate or make ceremonially unclean the sanctuary of his God, for the crown or consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him. I am the Lord.
13. He shall take a wife in her virginity.
14. A widow or a divorced woman or a woman who is polluted or profane or a harlot, these he shall not marry, but he shall take as his wife a virgin of his own people, [I Tim. 3:2-7; Tit. 1:7-9.]
15. That he may not profane or dishonor his children among his people; for I the Lord do sanctify the high priest.
16. And the Lord said to Moses,
17. Say to Aaron, Any one of your sons in their successive generations who has any blemish, let him not come near to offer the bread of his God.
18. For no man who has a blemish shall approach [God's altar to serve as priest], a man blind or lame, or he who has a disfigured face or a limb too long,
19. Or who has a fractured foot or hand,
20. Or is a hunchback, or a dwarf, or has a defect in his eye, or has scurvy or itch, or scabs or skin trouble, or has damaged testicles.
21. No man of the offspring of Aaron the priest who has a blemish and is disfigured or deformed shall come near [the altar] to offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire. He has a blemish; he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God.
22. He may eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy and of the holy things,
23. But he shall not come within the veil or come near the altar [of incense], because he has a blemish, that he may not desecrate and make unclean My sanctuaries and hallowed things; for I the Lord do sanctify them. [Heb. 7:28.]
24. And Moses told it to Aaron and to his sons and to all the Israelites.

Leviticus 22:1-33
1. AND THE Lord said to Moses,
2. Say to Aaron and his sons that they shall stay away from the holy things which the Israelites dedicate to Me, that they may not profane My holy name; I am the Lord.
3. Tell them, Any one of your offspring throughout your generations who goes to the holy things which the Israelites dedicate to the Lord when he is unclean, that [priest] shall be cut off from My presence and excluded from the sanctuary; I am the Lord.
4. No man of the offspring of Aaron who is a leper or has a discharge shall eat of the holy things [the offerings and the showbread] until he is clean. And whoever touches any person or thing made unclean by contact with a corpse or a man who has had a discharge of semen,
5. Or whoever touches any dead creeping thing by which he may be made unclean, or a man from whom he may acquire uncleanness, whatever it may be, [Lev. 11:24-28.]
6. The priest who has touched any such thing shall be unclean until evening and shall not eat of the holy things unless he has bathed with water. [Heb. 10:22.]
7. When the sun is down, he shall be clean, and afterward may eat of the holy things, for they are his food.
8. That which dies of itself or is torn by beasts he shall not eat, defiling himself with it. I am the Lord.
9. The priests therefore shall observe My ordinance, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby if they profane it. I am the Lord, Who sanctifies them.
10. No outsider [not of the family of Aaron] shall eat of the holy thing [which has been offered to God]; a sojourner with the priest or a hired servant shall not eat of the holy thing.
11. But if a priest buys a slave with his money, the slave may eat of the holy thing, and he also who is born in the priest's house; they may eat of his food.
12. If a priest's daughter is married to an outsider [not of the priestly tribe], she shall not eat of the offering of the holy things.
13. But if a priest's daughter is a widow or divorced, and has no child, and returns to her father's house as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's food; but no stranger shall eat of it.
14. And if a man eats unknowingly of the holy thing [which has been offered to God], then he shall add one-fifth of its value to it and repay that amount to the priest for the holy thing.
15. The priests shall not profane the holy things the Israelites offer to the Lord,
16. And so cause them [by neglect of any essential observance] to bear the iniquity when they eat their holy things; for I the Lord sanctify them.
17. And the Lord said to Moses,
18. Say to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites, Whoever of the house of Israel and of the foreigners in Israel brings his offering, whether to pay a vow or as a freewill offering which is offered to the Lord for a burnt offering
19. That you may be accepted, you shall offer a male without blemish of the young bulls, the sheep, or the goats.
20. But you shall not offer anything which has a blemish, for it will not be acceptable for you. [I Pet. 1:19.]
21. And whoever offers a sacrifice of peace offering to the Lord to make a special vow to the Lord or for a freewill offering from the herd or from the flock must bring what is perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish in it.
22. Animals blind or made infirm and weak or maimed, or having sores or a wen or an itch or scabs, you shall not offer to the Lord or make an offering of them by fire upon the altar to the Lord.
23. For a freewill offering you may offer either a bull or a lamb which has some part too long or too short, but for [the payment of] a vow it shall not be accepted.
24. You shall not offer to the Lord any animal which has its testicles bruised or crushed or broken or cut, neither sacrifice it in your land.
25. Neither shall you offer as the bread of your God any such animals obtained from a foreigner [who may wish to pay respect to the true God], because their defects render them unfit; there is a blemish in them; they will not be accepted for you.
26. And the Lord said to Moses,
27. When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall remain for seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day on it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire to the Lord.
28. And whether [the mother] is a cow or a ewe, you shall not kill her and her young both in one day.
29. And when you sacrifice an offering of thanksgiving to the Lord, sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.
30. It shall be eaten on the same day; you shall leave none of it until the next day. I am the Lord.
31. So shall you heartily accept My commandments and conform your life and conduct to them. I am the Lord.
32. Neither shall you profane My holy name [applying it to an idol, or treating it with irreverence or contempt or as a byword]; but I will be hallowed among the Israelites. I am the Lord, Who consecrates and makes you holy,
33. Who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God. I am the Lord.

Psalms 27:11-14
11. Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain and even path because of my enemies [those who lie in wait for me].
12. Give me not up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me; they breathe out cruelty and violence.
13. [What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living!
14. Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

Proverbs 10:13-16
13. On the lips of him who has discernment skillful and godly Wisdom is found, but discipline and the rod are for the back of him who is without sense and understanding.
14. Wise men store up knowledge [in mind and heart], but the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.
15. The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin. [Ps. 52:7; I Tim. 6:17.]
16. The earnings of the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) lead to life, but the profit of the wicked leads to further sin. [Rom. 6:21; I Tim. 6:10.]

Mark 5:21-43
21. And when Jesus had recrossed in the boat to the other side, a great throng gathered about Him, and He was at the lakeshore.
22. Then one of the rulers of the synagogue came up, Jairus by name; and seeing Him, he prostrated himself at His feet
23. And begged Him earnestly, saying, My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be healed and live.
24. And Jesus went with him; and a great crowd kept following Him and pressed Him from all sides [so as almost to suffocate Him].
25. And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years,
26. And who had endured much suffering under [the hands of] many physicians and had spent all that she had, and was no better but instead grew worse.
27. She had heard the reports concerning Jesus, and she came up behind Him in the throng and touched His garment,
28. For she kept saying, If I only touch His garments, I shall be restored to health.
29. And immediately her flow of blood was dried up at the source, and [suddenly] she felt in her body that she was healed of her [distressing] ailment.
30. And Jesus, recognizing in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around immediately in the crowd and said, Who touched My clothes?
31. And the disciples kept saying to Him, You see the crowd pressing hard around You from all sides, and You ask, Who touched Me?
32. Still He kept looking around to see her who had done it.
33. But the woman, knowing what had been done for her, though alarmed and frightened and trembling, fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34. And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed from your [distressing bodily] disease.
35. While He was still speaking, there came some from the ruler's house, who said [to Jairus], Your daughter has died. Why bother and distress the Teacher any further?
36. Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing.
37. And He permitted no one to accompany Him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
38. When they arrived at the house of the ruler of the synagogue, He looked [carefully and with understanding] at [the] tumult and the people weeping and wailing loudly.
39. And when He had gone in, He said to them, Why do you make an uproar and weep? The little girl is not dead but is sleeping.
40. And they laughed and jeered at Him. But He put them all out, and, taking the child's father and mother and those who were with Him, He went in where the little girl was lying.
41. Gripping her [firmly] by the hand, He said to her, Talitha cumi--which translated is, Little girl, I say to you, arise [from the sleep of death]!
42. And instantly the girl got up and started walking around--for she was twelve years old. And they were utterly astonished and overcome with amazement.
43. And He strictly commanded and warned them that no one should know this, and He [expressly] told them to give her [something] to eat.