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February 16


Leviticus 3:1-17
1. "If you offer one of your cattle as a fellowship offering, whether it is a bull or a cow, it must have nothing wrong with it.
2. You must put your hand on the animal's head and kill the animal at the entrance of the Meeting Tent. Then Aaron's sons, the priests, will splash the blood on all four sides of the altar.
3. The priest will take a part of that fellowship offering as a gift to the Lord. He will take the fat that is over and around the inner parts.
4. He will take the two kidneys and the fat covering them near the lower back muscle. He will also remove the fat part of the liver that is near the kidneys.
5. Then Aaron's sons will bring the fat to the altar and put it on the burnt offering that is on the wood on the fire. It is a sweet-smelling gift to the Lord.
6. "If you offer a sheep or a goat as a fellowship offering to the Lord, whether it is a male or a female, it must have nothing wrong with it.
7. If you bring a lamb as an offering to the Lord,
8. you must put your hand on the animal's head and kill it in front of the Meeting Tent. Then Aaron's sons will splash the animal's blood on all four sides of the altar.
9. The priest will take part of the fellowship offering to the altar as a gift to the Lord. The priest must cut off the tail close to the backbone. Then he will offer the whole fat tail and the fat that is over and around the animal's inner parts.
10. He will also offer the two kidneys and the fat covering them near the lower back muscles. He will also offer the fat part of the liver. He must remove it with the kidneys.
11. Then the priest will take that part to the altar to be burned up as food, a gift to the Lord.
12. "If the offering is a goat, you must bring it before the Lord.
13. You must put your hand on the goat's head and kill it in front of the Meeting Tent. Then Aaron's sons, the priests, must splash the goat's blood on all four sides of the altar.
14. The priest will give part of the fellowship offering as a gift to the Lord. He will offer the fat that is over and around the animal's inner parts.
15. He will offer the two kidneys and the fat covering them near the lower back muscle. He will also offer the fat part of the liver. He will remove it with the kidneys.
16. Then the priest will bring that food as a sweetsmelling gift to the Lord. The fat belongs to the Lord.
17. This rule will continue forever through all your generations. Wherever you live, you must never eat fat or blood."

Leviticus 4:1-35
1. The Lord spoke to Moses and said,
2. "Tell the Israelites this: A person might sin without meaning to and do something that the Lord commanded should not be done. For example:
3. "If the anointed priest makes a mistake that leaves the people guilty for their sin, he must offer a young bull to the Lord as a sin offering. The bull must have nothing wrong with it.
4. The anointed priest must bring the bull to the entrance of the Meeting Tent in front of the Lord. He must put his hand on the bull's head and kill the bull in front of the Lord.
5. Then the anointed priest must get some of the blood from the bull and take it into the Meeting Tent.
6. He must put his finger in the blood and sprinkle the blood seven times before the Lord in front of the curtain of the Most Holy Place.
7. The priest must put some of the blood on the corners of the incense altar. (This altar is in the Meeting Tent, in front of the Lord.) He must pour out the rest of the bull's blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering. (This altar is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent.)
8. Then the priest must take all the fat from the bull of the sin offering. He must take the fat that is on and around the inner parts.
9. He must take the two kidneys and the fat covering them near the lower back muscle. He must also take the fat part of the liver. He must remove it with the kidneys.
10. The priest must lift up these things just as they do for the fellowship offering and burn them on the altar for burnt offerings.
11. But the priest must carry out the bull's skin, inner parts and body waste, and all the meat, including the head and legs. He must carry those parts outside the camp to the special place where the ashes are poured out. He must put those parts on the wood and burn them there on the ash pile.
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13. "The whole nation of Israel might sin without knowing it. They might break one of the commands of the Lord and become guilty of doing something he said must not be done.
14. When they learn about that sin, the community of Israel must offer a young bull as a sin offering for the whole nation. They must bring the bull to the Meeting Tent.
15. The elders of the people must put their hands on the bull's head in front of the Lord. Then they must kill the bull in front of the Lord.
16. The anointed priest must get some of the bull's blood and take it into the Meeting Tent.
17. He must put his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times in front of the curtain before the Lord.
18. He must put some of the blood on the corners of the altar. (This altar is inside the Meeting Tent, in front of the Lord.) He must then pour out all the blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering. (This altar is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent.)
19. Then he must take all the fat from the animal and bring it to the altar.
20. He must offer these parts just as he offered the bull of the sin offering. In this way the priest will make the people pure, and God will forgive the Israelites.
21. The priest must carry this bull outside the camp and burn it, just as he burned the other bull. This is the sin offering for the whole community.
22. "A ruler might sin without meaning to and break one of the commands of the Lord. He might do something that his God said must not be done.
23. If he learns about his sin, he must bring a male goat that has nothing wrong with it as his offering.
24. The ruler must put his hand on the goat's head and kill the goat at the place where they kill the burnt offering before the Lord. The goat is a sin offering.
25. The priest will take some of the blood of the sin offering on his finger and put it on the corners of the altar of burnt offering. He will pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
26. The priest will burn all the goat's fat on the altar just as they do for the fellowship offerings. In this way the priest will make the ruler pure, and God will forgive the ruler.
27. "Finally, one of you common people might sin without meaning to. You might break one of the commands of the Lord and become guilty of doing something he said must not be done.
28. If you learn about that sin, you must bring a female goat that has nothing wrong with it as your sin offering.
29. You must put your hand on the animal's head and kill it at the place for the burnt offering.
30. Then the priest will take some of the goat's blood on his finger and put it on the corners of the altar of burnt offering. He will pour out the rest of its blood at the base of the altar.
31. The priest will then remove all of its fat, just as is done for the fellowship offerings. Then he will bring it to the altar as a sweet smell to the Lord. The priest will do this to make you pure, and God will forgive you.
32. "If you bring a lamb as your sin offering, then you must bring a female lamb that has nothing wrong with it.
33. You must put your hand on the animal's head and kill it as a sin offering in the place where people kill the burnt offering.
34. The priest will take some of the blood from the sin offering on his finger and put it on the corners of the altar of burnt offering. He will pour out the rest of the lamb's blood at the base of the altar.
35. He will then remove all the lamb's fat just as is done for the fellowship offerings. Then he will bring it to the altar as a gift to the Lord. The priest will do this to make you pure, and God will forgive you.

Psalms 23:1-6
1. A song of David. The Lord is my shepherd. I will always have everything I need.
2. He gives me green pastures to lie in. He leads me by calm pools of water.
3. He restores my strength and leads me on right paths to show that he is good.
4. Even if I walk through a valley as dark as the grave, I will not be afraid of any danger, because you are with me. Your rod and staff comfort me.
5. You prepared a meal for me in front of my enemies. You welcomed me as an honored guest. My cup is full and spilling over.
6. Your goodness and mercy will be with me all my life, and I will live in the Lord's house a long, long time.

Proverbs 9:1-6
1. Wisdom has built her house; she has made it strong with seven columns.
2. She has cooked meat, mixed wine, and put food on the table.
3. She has sent her servant girls to announce from the highest hill in the city,
4. "Whoever needs instruction, come." She invites all the simple people and says,
5. "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have prepared.
6. Leave your old, foolish ways and live! Advance along the path of understanding."

Matthew 27:55-66
55. Many women were standing away from the cross, watching. These were the women who had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for him.
56. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of James and John were there.
57. That evening a rich man named Joseph came to Jerusalem. He was a follower of Jesus from the town of Arimathea.
58. He went to Pilate and asked to have Jesus' body. Pilate gave orders for the soldiers to give Jesus' body to him.
59. Then Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a new linen cloth.
60. He put Jesus' body in a new tomb that he had dug in a wall of rock. Then he closed the tomb by rolling a very large stone to cover the entrance. After he did this, he went away.
61. Mary Magdalene and the other woman named Mary were sitting near the tomb.
62. That day was the day called Preparation day. The next day, the leading priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
63. They said, "Sir, we remember that while that liar was still alive he said, 'I will rise from death in three days.'
64. So give the order for the tomb to be guarded well for three days. His followers might come and try to steal the body. Then they could tell everyone that he has risen from death. That lie will be even worse than what they said about him before."
65. Pilate said, "Take some soldiers and go guard the tomb the best way you know."
66. So they all went to the tomb and made it safe from thieves. They did this by sealing the stone in the entrance and putting soldiers there to guard it.