Bible in one year

February 7

Exodus 25:1-40
1. AND THE Lord said to Moses,
2. Speak to the Israelites, that they take for Me an offering. From every man who gives it willingly and ungrudgingly with his heart you shall take My offering.
3. This is the offering you shall receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze,
4. Blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen and goats' hair,
5. Rams' skins tanned red, goatskins, dolphin or porpoise skins, acacia wood,
6. Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil and for sweet incense,
7. Onyx stones, and stones for setting in the ephod and in the breastplate.
8. Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. [Heb. 8:1, 2; 10:1.]
9. And you shall make it according to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle or dwelling and the pattern of all the furniture of it.
10. They shall make an ark of acacia wood: two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
11. You shall overlay the ark with pure gold, inside and out, and make a gold crown, a rim or border, around its top.
12. You shall cast four gold rings and attach them to the four lower corners of it, two rings on either side.
13. You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold,
14. And put the poles through the rings on the ark's sides, by which to carry it.
15. The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it [that the ark be not touched].
16. And you shall put inside the ark the Testimony [the Ten Commandments] which I will give you.
17. And you shall make a mercy seat (a covering) of pure gold, two cubits and a half long and a cubit and a half wide.
18. And you shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold on the two ends of the mercy seat.
19. Make one cherub on each end, making the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat, on the two ends of it.
20. And the cherubim shall spread out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, facing each other and looking down toward the mercy seat.
21. You shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony [the Ten Commandments] that I will give you.
22. There I will meet with you and, from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the Testimony, I will speak intimately with you of all which I will give you in commandment to the Israelites.
23. Also, make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long, one cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high [for the showbread].
24. You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a crown, a rim or molding, of gold around the top of it;
25. And make a frame of a handbreadth around and below the top of it and put around it a gold molding as a border.
26. You shall make for it four rings of gold and fasten them at the four corners that are on the table's four legs.
27. Close against the frame shall the rings be as places for the poles to pass to carry the table [of showbread].
28. You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, that the table may be carried with them.
29. And you shall make its plates [for showbread] and cups [for incense], and its flagons and bowls [for liquids in sacrifice]; make them of pure gold.
30. And you shall set the showbread (the bread of the Presence) on the table before Me always. [John 6:58.]
31. You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. Of beaten and turned work shall the lampstand be made, both its base and its shaft; its cups, its knobs, and its flowers shall be of one piece with it.
32. Six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the lampstand out of the one side and three branches out of its other side;
33. Three cups made like almond blossoms, each with a knob and a flower on one branch, and three cups made like almond blossoms on the other branch with a knob and a flower; so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand;
34. And on the [center shaft] itself you shall [make] four cups like almond blossoms with their knobs and their flowers.
35. Also make a knob [on the shaft] under each pair of the six branches going out from the lampstand and one piece with it;
36. Their knobs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold.
37. And you shall make the lamps of the [lampstand] to include a seventh one [at the top of the shaft]. [The priests] shall set up the [seven] lamps of it so they may give light in front of it.
38. Its snuffers and its ashtrays shall be of pure gold.
39. Use a talent of pure gold for it, including all these utensils.
40. And see to it that you copy [exactly] their pattern which was shown you on the mountain. [Heb. 8:5, 6.]

Exodus 26:1-37
1. MOREOVER, YOU shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet [stuff], with cherubim skillfully embroidered shall you make them.
2. The length of one curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits and the breadth of one curtain four cubits; each of the curtains shall measure the same.
3. The five curtains shall be coupled to one another, and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another.
4. And you shall make loops of blue on the edge of the last curtain in the first set, and likewise in the second set.
5. Fifty loops you shall make on the one curtain and fifty loops on the edge of the last curtain that is in the second coupling or set, so that the loops on one correspond to the loops on the other.
6. And you shall make fifty clasps of gold and fasten the curtains together with the clasps; then the tabernacle shall be one whole.
7. And make curtains of goats' hair to be a [second] covering over the tabernacle; eleven curtains shall you make.
8. One curtain shall be thirty cubits long and four cubits wide; and the eleven curtains shall all measure the same.
9. You shall join together five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves, and shall double over the sixth curtain in the front of the tabernacle [to make a closed door].
10. And make fifty loops on the edge of the outmost curtain in the one set and fifty loops on the edge of the outmost curtain in the second set.
11. You shall make fifty clasps of bronze and put the clasps into the loops and couple the tent together, that it may be one whole.
12. The surplus that remains of the tent curtains, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle.
13. And the cubit on the one side and the cubit on the other side of what remains in the length of the curtains of the tent shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle, on this side and that side, to cover it.
14. You shall make a [third] covering for the tent of rams' skins tanned red, and a [fourth] covering above that of dolphin or porpoise skins.
15. And you shall make the upright frame for the tabernacle of boards of acacia wood.
16. Ten cubits shall be the length of a board and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.
17. Make two tenons in each board for dovetailing and fitting together; so shall you do for all the tabernacle boards.
18. And make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side;
19. And you shall make forty silver sockets under the twenty boards, two sockets under each board for its two tenons.
20. And for the north side of the tabernacle there shall be twenty boards
21. And their forty silver sockets, two sockets under each board.
22. For the back or west side of the tabernacle you shall make six boards.
23. Make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the rear on both sides.
24. They shall be coupled down below and coupled together on top with one ring. Thus shall it be for both of them; they shall form the two corners.
25. And that will be eight boards and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets, two sockets under each board.
26. And you shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of one side,
27. And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the rear end of the tabernacle, for the back wall to the west.
28. And the middle bar halfway up the boards shall pass through from end to end.
29. You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold to hold the bars and overlay the bars with gold.
30. You shall erect the tabernacle after the plan of it shown you on the mountain.
31. And make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, skillfully worked with cherubim on it.
32. You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold, with gold hooks, on four sockets of silver.
33. And you shall hang the veil from the clasps and bring the ark of the Testimony into place within the veil; and the veil shall separate for you the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.
34. And you shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place.
35. And you shall set the table [for the showbread] outside the veil [in the Holy Place] on the north side and the lampstand opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle.
36. You shall make a hanging [to form a screen] for the door of the tent of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, embroidered. [John 10:9.]
37. You shall make five pillars of acacia wood to support the hanging curtain and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five [base] sockets of bronze for them.

Psalms 19:7-14
7. The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes.
9. The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10. More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb.
11. Moreover, by them is Your servant warned (reminded, illuminated, and instructed); and in keeping them there is great reward.
12. Who can discern his lapses and errors? Clear me from hidden [and unconscious] faults.
13. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then shall I be blameless, and I shall be innocent and clear of great transgression.
14. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.

Proverbs 6:32-35
32. But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks heart and understanding (moral principle and prudence); he who does it is destroying his own life.
33. Wounds and disgrace will he get, and his reproach will not be wiped away.
34. For jealousy makes [the wronged] man furious; therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance [upon the detected one].
35. He will not consider any ransom [offered to buy him off from demanding full punishment]; neither will he be satisfied, though you offer him many gifts and bribes.

Matthew 24:1-28
1. JESUS DEPARTED from the temple area and was going on His way when His disciples came up to Him to call His attention to the buildings of the temple and point them out to Him.
2. But He answered them, Do you see all these? Truly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.
3. While He was seated on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately and said, Tell us, when will this take place, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end (the completion, the consummation) of the age?
4. Jesus answered them, Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error].
5. For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray.
6. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
7. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;
8. All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish].
9. Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
10. And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.
11. And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error.
12. And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity,
13. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
14. And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end.
15. So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place--let the reader take notice and ponder and consider and heed [this]--[Dan. 9:27; 11:31; 12:11.]
16. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;
17. Let him who is on the housetop not come down and go into the house to take anything;
18. And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his overcoat.
19. And alas for the women who are pregnant and for those who have nursing babies in those days!
20. Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.
21. For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now--no, and never will be [again]. [Dan. 12:1; Joel 2:2.]
22. And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would endure and survive, but for the sake of the elect (God's chosen ones) those days will be shortened.
23. If anyone says to you then, Behold, here is the Christ (the Messiah)! or, There He is!--do not believe it.
24. For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God's chosen ones).
25. See, I have warned you beforehand.
26. So if they say to you, Behold, He is in the wilderness (desert)--do not go out there; if they tell you, Behold, He is in the secret places or inner rooms--do not believe it.
27. For just as the lightning flashes from the east and shines and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
28. Wherever there is a fallen body (a corpse), there the vultures (or eagles) will flock together. [Job 39:30.]