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February 11


Exodus 33:1-23
1. Then the Lord said to Moses, "You and the people you brought out of Egypt must leave this place. Go to the land that I promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I promised them that I would give that land to their descendants.
2. So I will send an angel to go before you, and I will defeat the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. I will force them to leave your land.
3. So go to the land filled with many good things, but I will not go with you. You people are very stubborn. If I go with you, I might destroy you along the way."
4. The people heard this bad news and became very sad, so they stopped wearing jewelry.
5. This was because the Lord said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, 'You are a stubborn people. I might destroy you even if I travel with you only a short time. So take off all your jewelry while I decide what to do with you.'"
6. So the Israelites stopped wearing their jewelry at Mount Horeb.
7. Moses used to take a tent a short way outside the camp. He called it "the meeting tent. " Anyone who wanted to ask something from the Lord would go to the meeting tent outside the camp.
8. Any time Moses went out to the tent, all the people watched him. They stood at the entrance of their tents and watched Moses until he entered the meeting tent.
9. Whenever Moses went into the tent, the tall cloud would come down and stay at the entrance to the tent. And the Lord would speak with Moses.
10. So when the people saw the cloud at the entrance of the tent, they would go to the entrance of their own tents and bow down to worship God.
11. In this way the Lord spoke to Moses face to face like a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would go back to the camp, but his helper, Joshua son of Nun, always stayed in the tent.
12. Moses said to the Lord, "You told me to lead these people, but you did not say who you would send with me. You said to me, 'I know you very well, and I am pleased with you.'
13. If I have really pleased you, then teach me your ways. I want to know you. Then I can continue to please you. Remember that these people are your nation."
14. The Lord answered, "I myself will go with you. I will lead you."
15. Then Moses said to the him, "If you don't go with us, then don't make us leave this place.
16. Also, how will we know if you are pleased with me and these people? If you go with us, we will know for sure. If you don't go with us, these people and I will be no different from any other people on the earth."
17. Then the Lord said to Moses, "I will do what you ask. I will do this because I am pleased with you and because I know you very well."
18. Then Moses said, "Now, please show me your Glory. "
19. Then the Lord answered, "I will show my love and mercy to anyone I want to. So I will cause my perfect goodness to pass by in front of you, and I will speak my name, the Lord, so that you can hear it.
20. But you cannot see my face. No one can see me and continue to live.
21. "Here is a place by me where you stand on this large rock.
22. I will put you in a large crack in that rock. Then I will cover you with my hand, and my Glory will pass by.
23. Then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back. But you will not see my face."

Exodus 34:1-35
1. Then the Lord said to Moses, "Make two more stone tablets like the first two that were broken. I will write the same words on these stones that were written on the first two stones.
2. Be ready tomorrow morning and come up on Mount Sinai. Stand before me there on the top of the mountain.
3. No one will be allowed to come with you. No one should even be seen anywhere on the mountain. Even your herds of animals or flocks of sheep will not be allowed to eat grass at the bottom of the mountain."
4. So Moses made two more stone tablets like the first ones. Early the next morning Moses went up Mount Sinai, just as the Lord had commanded. Moses carried the two stone tablets with him.
5. Then the Lord came down to him in a cloud, stood there with Moses and spoke his own name.
6. That is, the Lord passed in front of Moses and said, "Yahweh, the Lord, is a kind and merciful God. He is slow to become angry. He is full of great love. He can be trusted.
7. He shows his faithful love for thousands of generations. The Lord forgives people for the wrong things they do, but he does not forget to punish guilty people. He will punish not only the guilty people, but also their children, their grandchildren, and their great-grandchildren will suffer for the bad things these people do."
8. Then Moses quickly bowed to the ground and worshiped the Lord. Moses said,
9. "Lord, if you are pleased with me, please go with us. I know that these are stubborn people, but forgive us for the bad things we did. Accept us as your people."
10. Then the Lord said, "I am making this agreement with all of your people. I will do amazing things that have never before been done for any other nation on earth. The people with you will see that I, the Lord, am very great. They will see the wonderful things that I will do for you.
11. Obey what I command you today, and I will force your enemies to leave your land. I will force out the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
12. Be careful! Don't make any agreement with the people who live in the land where you are going. If you make an agreement with them, it will bring you trouble.
13. So destroy their altars, break the stones they worship, and cut down their idols.
14. Don't worship any other god. I am Yahweh Kanah—the jealous Lord. That is my name. I hate for my people to worship other gods.
15. "Be careful not to make any agreements with the people who live in that land. If you do this, you might join them when they worship their gods. They will invite you to join them, and you will eat their sacrifices.
16. You might choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons. Those daughters serve false gods. They might lead your sons to do the same thing.
17. "Don't make idols.
18. "Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat the bread made without yeast as I commanded you before. Do this during the month I have chosen, the month of Abib, because that is the month you came out of Egypt.
19. "A woman's first baby always belongs to me. Even the first animals that are born from your cattle or sheep belong to me.
20. If you want to keep a donkey that is the first born, then you can buy it with a lamb. But if you don't buy that donkey with a lamb, you must break the donkey's neck. You must buy back all of your firstborn sons from me. No one should come before me without a gift.
21. "You will work for six days, but on the seventh day you must rest. You must rest even during the times of planting and harvesting.
22. "Celebrate the Festival of Weeks. Use the first grain from the wheat harvest for this festival. And in the fall celebrate the Festival of Harvest.
23. "Three times each year all your men must go to be with the Lord God, the God of Israel.
24. "When you go into your land, I will force your enemies out of that land. I will expand your borders—you will get more and more land. You will go before the Lord your God three times each year. At that time no one will try to take your land from you.
25. "When you kill an animal and offer its blood as a sacrifice, you must not include anything that has yeast in it. "Don't let any of the meat from the Passover meal remain until morning.
26. "Give the Lord the very first crops that you harvest. Bring them to the house of the Lord your God. "Never cook a young goat in its mother's milk."
27. Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write everything that I have told you. This is the agreement that I made with you and the Israelites."
28. Moses stayed there with the Lord for 40 days and 40 nights. Moses did not eat any food or drink any water. And he wrote the words of the agreement (the Ten Commandments) on the two stone tablets.
29. When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he carried the two stone tablets of the Agreement. Because he had talked with the Lord, his face was shining, but he did not know it.
30. Aaron and all the people of Israel saw that Moses' face was shining bright. So they were afraid to go near him.
31. But Moses called to them. So Aaron and all the leaders of the people went to him. Moses talked with them.
32. After that, all the Israelites came near Moses, and he gave them the commands that the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.
33. When Moses finished speaking to the people, he put a covering over his face.
34. Any time Moses went before the Lord to speak with him, Moses took off the covering. Then Moses would come out and tell the Israelites what the Lord commanded.
35. The people would see that Moses' face was shining bright, so he would cover his face again. He kept his face covered until the next time he went in to speak with the Lord.

Psalms 21:8-13
8. Lord, you will show all your enemies that you are strong. Your power will defeat those who hate you.
9. When you appear, you will burn them up like a blazing furnace. In your anger, Lord, you will completely destroy them; they will be swallowed by flames of fire.
10. Their families will be destroyed. They will be removed from the earth.
11. That is because they made evil plans against you. They wanted to do things they could not do.
12. You will make them turn and run away when you aim your arrows at their faces.
13. Lord, we lift you up with our songs of praise. We sing and play songs about your power!

Proverbs 8:1-5
1. Listen, Wisdom is calling. Yes, Understanding is shouting for us.
2. Wisdom stands at the top of the hill, by the road where the paths meet.
3. She is near the entrance to the city, calling from the open gates.
4. "I am calling out to all of you. I am speaking to everyone.
5. You who are ignorant, learn to be wise. You who are foolish, get some common sense.

Matthew 26:1-25
1. After Jesus finished saying all these things, he said to his followers,
2. "You know that the day after tomorrow is Passover. On that day the Son of Man will be handed over to his enemies to be killed on a cross."
3. Then the leading priests and the older Jewish leaders had a meeting at the palace where the high priest lived. The high priest's name was Caiaphas.
4. In the meeting they tried to find a way to arrest and kill Jesus without anyone knowing what they were doing. They planned to arrest Jesus and kill him.
5. They said, "We cannot arrest Jesus during Passover. We don't want the people to become angry and cause a riot."
6. Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper.
7. While he was there, a woman came to him. She had an alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. She poured the perfume on Jesus' head while he was eating.
8. The followers saw the woman do this and were upset at her. They said, "Why waste that perfume?
9. It could be sold for a lot of money, and the money could be given to those who are poor."
10. But Jesus knew what happened. He said, "Why are you bothering this woman? She did a very good thing for me.
11. You will always have the poor with you. But you will not always have me.
12. This woman poured perfume on my body. She did this to prepare me for burial after I die.
13. The Good News will be told to people all over the world. And I can assure you that everywhere the Good News is told, the story of what this woman did will also be told, and people will remember her."
14. Then one of the twelve followers went to talk to the leading priests. This was the follower named Judas Iscariot.
15. He said, "I will hand Jesus over to you. What will you pay me for doing this?" The priests gave him 30 silver coins.
16. After that, Judas waited for the best time to hand Jesus over to them.
17. On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the followers came to Jesus. They said, "We will prepare everything for you to eat the Passover meal. Where do you want us to have the meal?"
18. Jesus answered, "Go into the city. Go to a man I know. Tell him that the Teacher says, 'The chosen time is near. I will have the Passover meal with my followers at your house.'"
19. They obeyed and did what Jesus told them to do. They prepared the Passover meal.
20. In the evening Jesus was at the table with the twelve followers.
21. They were all eating. Then Jesus said, "Believe me when I say that one of you twelve here will hand me over to my enemies."
22. The followers were very sad to hear this. Each one said, "Lord, surely I am not the one!"
23. Jesus answered, "One who has dipped his bread in the same bowl with me will be the one to hand me over.
24. The Son of Man will suffer what the Scriptures say will happen to him. But it will be very bad for the one who hands over the Son of Man to be killed. It would be better for him if he had never been born."
25. Then Judas, the very one who would hand him over, said to Jesus, "Teacher, surely I am not the one you are talking about, am I?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you."