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March 5


Numbers 7:1-89
1. ON THE day that Moses had fully completed setting up the tabernacle and had anointed and consecrated it and all its furniture, and the altar and all its utensils, and had anointed and set them apart for holy use,
2. The princes or leaders of Israel, heads of their fathers' houses, made offerings. These were the leaders of the tribes and were over those who were numbered.
3. And they brought their offering before the Lord, six covered wagons and twelve oxen; a wagon for each two of the princes or leaders and an ox for each one; and they brought them before the tabernacle.
4. Then the Lord said to Moses,
5. Accept the things from them, that they may be used in doing the service of the Tent of Meeting, and give them to the Levites, to each man according to his service.
6. So Moses took the wagons and the oxen and gave them to the Levites.
7. Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service;
8. And four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the supervision of Ithamar son of Aaron, the [high] priest.
9. But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because they were assigned the care of the sanctuary and the holy things which had to be carried on their shoulders.
10. And the princes or leaders offered sacrifices for the dedication of the altar [of burnt offering] on the day that it was anointed; and they offered their sacrifice before the altar.
11. And the Lord said to Moses, They shall offer their offerings, each prince or leader on his day, for the dedication of the altar.
12. He who offered his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah.
13. And his offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
14. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
15. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
16. One male goat for a sin offering;
17. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab.
18. The second day Nethanel son of Zuar, leader [of the tribe] of Issachar, offered.
19. He gave for his offering one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
20. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
21. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
22. One male goat for a sin offering;
23. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel son of Zuar.
24. The third day Eliab son of Helon, leader of the sons of Zebulun, offered.
25. His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
26. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
27. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
28. One male goat for a sin offering;
29. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab son of Helon.
30. The fourth day Elizur son of Shedeur, leader of the sons of Reuben, offered.
31. His offering was one silver platter of the weight of 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
32. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
33. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
34. One male goat for a sin offering;
35. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elizur son of Shedeur.
36. The fifth day Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, leader of the sons of Simeon, offered.
37. His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
38. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
39. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
40. One male goat for a sin offering;
41. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
42. The sixth day Eliasaph son of Deuel, leader of the sons of Gad, offered.
43. His offering was one silver platter of the weight of 130 shekels, a silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
44. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
45. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
46. One male goat for a sin offering;
47. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, [and] five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph son of Deuel.
48. The seventh day Elishama son of Ammihud, leader of the sons of Ephraim, offered.
49. His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
50. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
51. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
52. One male goat for a sin offering;
53. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, [and] five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama son of Ammihud.
54. The eighth day Gamaliel son of Pedahzur, leader of the sons of Manasseh, offered.
55. His offering was one silver platter of the weight of 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
56. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
57. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
58. One male goat for a sin offering;
59. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.
60. The ninth day Abidan son of Gideoni, prince or leader of the sons of Benjamin, offered.
61. His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
62. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
63. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
64. One male goat for a sin offering;
65. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan son of Gideoni.
66. The tenth day Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai, leader of the sons of Dan, offered.
67. His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
68. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
69. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
70. One male goat for a sin offering;
71. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.
72. The eleventh day Pagiel son of Ochran, leader of the sons of Asher, offered.
73. His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
74. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
75. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
76. One male goat for a sin offering;
77. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel son of Ochran.
78. The twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, leader of the sons of Naphtali, offered.
79. His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was 130 shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
80. One golden bowl of ten shekels, full of incense;
81. One young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;
82. One male goat for a sin offering;
83. And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira son of Enan.
84. This was the dedication offering for the altar [of burnt offering] from the leaders of Israel on the day when it was anointed: twelve platters of silver, twelve silver basins, twelve golden bowls;
85. Each platter of silver weighing 130 shekels, each basin seventy; all the silver vessels weighed 2,400 shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
86. The twelve golden bowls full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the bowls being 120 shekels.
87. All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve bulls, the rams twelve, the male lambs a year old twelve, together with their cereal offering; and the male goats for a sin offering twelve.
88. And all the oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings were twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication of the altar [of burnt offering] after it was anointed.
89. And when Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was upon the ark of the Testimony from between the two cherubim; and He spoke to [Moses].

Numbers 8:1-26
1. AND THE Lord said to Moses,
2. Say to Aaron, When you set up and light the lamps, the seven lamps shall be made to give light in front of the lampstand.
3. And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps of the lampstand to give light in front of it, as the Lord commanded Moses.
4. And this was the workmanship of the candlestick: beaten or turned gold, beaten work [of gold] from its base to its flowers; according to the pattern which the Lord had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.
5. And the Lord said to Moses,
6. Take the Levites from among the Israelites and cleanse them.
7. And thus you shall do to them to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of purification [water to be used in case of sin] upon them, and let them pass a razor over all their flesh and wash their clothes and cleanse themselves. [Num. 19:17, 18.]
8. Then let them take a young bull and its cereal offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and another young bull you shall take for a sin offering.
9. You shall present the Levites before the Tent of Meeting, and you shall assemble the whole Israelite congregation.
10. And you shall present the Levites before the Lord, and the Israelites shall put their hands upon the Levites,
11. And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the Lord as a wave offering from the Israelites and on their behalf, that they may do the service of the Lord.
12. Then the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bulls, and you shall offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to the Lord, to make atonement for the Levites.
13. And you shall present the Levites before Aaron and his sons and offer them as a wave offering to the Lord.
14. Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the Israelites, and the Levites shall be Mine [in a very special sense].
15. And after that the Levites shall go in to do service at the Tent of Meeting, when you have cleansed them and offered them as a wave offering.
16. For they are wholly given to Me from among the Israelites; instead of all who open the womb, the firstborn of all the Israelites, I have taken the Levites for Myself.
17. For all the firstborn of the Israelites are Mine, both of man and beast; on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt [not of Israel], I consecrated them and set them apart for Myself.
18. And I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn of the Israelites.
19. And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the Israelites to do the service of the Israelites at the Tent of Meeting and to make atonement for them, that there may be no plague among the Israelites if they should come near the sanctuary.
20. So Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the Israelites did thus to the Levites; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses concerning [them], so did the Israelites to them.
21. The Levites cleansed and purified themselves and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them as a wave offering before the Lord and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them.
22. And after that the Levites went in to do their service in the Tent of Meeting with the attendance of Aaron and his sons; as the Lord had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they to them.
23. And the Lord said to Moses,
24. This is what applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall go in to perform the work of the service of the Tent of Meeting,
25. And at the age of fifty years, they shall retire from the warfare of the service and serve no more,
26. But shall help their brethren in the Tent of Meeting [attend to protecting the sacred things from being profaned], but shall do no regular or heavy service. Thus shall you direct the Levites in regard to their duties.

Psalms 31:1-5
1. To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. IN YOU, O Lord, do I put my trust and seek refuge; let me never be put to shame or [have my hope in You] disappointed; deliver me in Your righteousness!
2. Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily! Be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress to save me!
3. Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress; therefore for Your name's sake lead me and guide me.
4. Draw me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me, for You are my Strength and my Stronghold.
5. Into Your hands I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth and faithfulness. [Luke 23:46; Acts 7:59.]

Proverbs 11:4-6
4. Riches provide no security in any day of wrath and judgment, but righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) delivers from death. [Prov. 10:2; Zeph. 1:18.]
5. The righteousness of the blameless shall rectify and make plain their way and keep it straight, but the wicked shall fall by their own wickedness.
6. The righteousness of the upright [their rectitude in every area and relation] shall deliver them, but the treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity and greedy desire.

Mark 9:1-29
1. AND JESUS said to them, Truly and solemnly I say to you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death before they see the kingdom of God come in [its] power.
2. Six days after this, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves. And He was transfigured before them and became resplendent with divine brightness.
3. And His garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller (cloth dresser, launderer) on earth could bleach them.
4. And Elijah appeared [there] to them, accompanied by Moses, and they were holding [a protracted] conversation with Jesus.
5. And Peter took up the conversation, saying, Master, it is good and suitable and beautiful for us to be here. Let us make three booths (tents)--one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah.
6. For he did not [really] know what to say, for they were in a violent fright (aghast with dread).
7. And a cloud threw a shadow upon them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, the [most dearworthy] Beloved One. Be constantly listening to and obeying Him!
8. And looking around, they suddenly no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus only.
9. And as they were coming back down the mountain, He admonished and expressly ordered them to tell no one what they had seen until the Son of Man should rise from among the dead.
10. So they carefully and faithfully kept the matter to themselves, questioning and disputing with one another about what rising from among the dead meant.
11. And they asked Him, Why do the scribes say that it is necessary for Elijah to come first? [Mal. 4:5, 6.]
12. And He said to them, Elijah, it is true, does come first to restore all things and set them to rights. And how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be utterly despised and be treated with contempt and rejected? [Isa. 53:3.]
13. But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and [people] did to him whatever they desired, as it is written of him.
14. And when they came to the [nine] disciples, they saw a great crowd around them and scribes questioning and disputing with them.
15. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw Jesus [returning from the holy mount, His face and person yet glistening], they were greatly amazed and ran up to Him [and] greeted Him.
16. And He asked them, About what are you questioning and discussing with them?
17. And one of the throng replied to Him, Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit.
18. And wherever it lays hold of him [so as to make him its own], it dashes him down and convulses him, and he foams [at the mouth] and grinds his teeth, and he [falls into a motionless stupor and] is wasting away. And I asked Your disciples to drive it out, and they were not able [to do it].
19. And He answered them, O unbelieving generation [without any faith]! How long shall I [have to do] with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to Me.
20. So they brought [the boy] to Him, and when the spirit saw Him, at once it completely convulsed the boy, and he fell to the ground and kept rolling about, foaming [at the mouth].
21. And [Jesus] asked his father, How long has he had this? And he answered, From the time he was a little boy.
22. And it has often thrown him both into fire and into water, intending to kill him. But if You can do anything, do have pity on us and help us.
23. And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes!
24. At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my weakness of faith!
25. Now Jesus having seen that a crowd is gathering rapidly, He rebuked the unclean [or, defiling] spirit, saying to it, "Mute and deaf spirit,_I_ command you, come out from him, and you shall no longer enter into him!"
26. And having cried out and having greatly torn him back and forth [fig., having thrown him into terrible convulsions], it came out. And he became as dead, with the result that many are saying that he was dead.
27. But Jesus, having taken him by the hand, lifted him up, and he stood up.
28. And when He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, "Why were we not able to cast it out?"
29. And He said to them, "This kind is able to come out by nothing except by prayer and fasting."