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February 17


Leviticus 5:1-19
1. "You might be called as a witness and take an oath to tell the truth. If you saw something or knew something but did not tell it, you are guilty of doing wrong and must bear the responsibility for your guilt.
2. "You might touch something unclean. It might be the dead body of any kind of animal. You might not know that you touched these things, but you will still become unclean and must pay a fine.
3. "You might touch any of the many things that can make a person unclean. You might touch something unclean, but not know about it. When you learn that you have touched something unclean, you must pay a fine.
4. "You might make a quick promise to do something—it makes no difference if it is bad or good. People make many kinds of quick promises. You might make such a promise and forget it. When you remember your promise, you must pay a fine because you did not keep it.
5. If you are guilty of any of these things, you must confess whatever you did wrong.
6. Then you must bring your guilt offering to the Lord for the sin you did. You must bring a female lamb or a female goat as a sin offering. The priest will do this to make you pure from your sin.
7. "If you cannot afford a lamb, you must bring two doves or two young pigeons to the Lord. These will be the guilt offering for your sin. One bird must be for a sin offering, and the other must be for a burnt offering.
8. Take them to the priest. First, the priest will offer one bird for the sin offering. The priest will pull the bird's head from its neck but he will not pull it off completely.
9. The priest will sprinkle the blood from the sin offering on the side of the altar. Then he will pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. It is a sin offering.
10. Then he will offer the second bird according to the rules for a burnt offering. The priest will do this to make you pure from the sin you did, and God will forgive you.
11. "If you cannot afford two doves or two pigeons, you must bring 8 cups of fine flour as your sin offering. You must not put oil or frankincense on the flour because it is a sin offering.
12. You must bring the flour to the priest. The priest will take a handful of the flour as the memorial offering and bring it to the altar as a gift to the Lord. It is a sin offering.
13. The priest will do this to make you pure, and God will forgive you. The part that is left will belong to the priest, just as the regular grain offering."
14. The Lord gave this command to Moses {for the people}:
15. "You might promise to give something to the Lord. You might sin against me without meaning to by not giving what you promised. If you do that, you must bring a ram that has nothing wrong with it (or the same amount in silver using the official measure ) as a guilt offering.
16. You must give what you promised and add one-fifth of that amount as a fine. Give it to the priest and he will use the ram to make you pure, and God will forgive you.
17. "If you sin and break any of the commands that the Lord said must not be done, you are guilty. Even if you did not know about it, you are still responsible for your sin.
18. You must bring a ram that has nothing wrong with it (or the same amount in silver) to the priest. The priest will offer the ram, and God will forgive you for the sin you did without knowing it.
19. You are guilty, and you must pay the guilt offering to the Lord."

Leviticus 6:1-23
1. The Lord gave this command to Moses {for the people},
2. "You might sin against the Lord by doing one of these sins: You might lie about what happened to something you were taking care of for someone else; you might lie about a deposit you received; you might steal something; you might cheat someone;
3. you might find something that was lost and then lie about it; you might promise to do something and then not do what you promised, or you might do some other bad thing like these.
4. If you do any of these things, you are guilty of doing wrong. You must give back whatever you stole, or whatever you took by cheating, or whatever you took that another person asked you to hold, or whatever you found and lied about, or
5. whatever you made a false promise about. You must pay the full price and then add one-fifth of that amount as a fine and give it all to the true owner.
6. You must also bring a ram to the Lord that has nothing wrong with it (or the same amount in silver) to the priest.
7. Then the priest will go to the Lord to make you pure, and God will forgive you for whichever of these things you did that made you guilty."
8. The Lord said to Moses,
9. "Give this command to Aaron and his sons: This is the law of the burnt offering. The burnt offering must stay on the hearth of the altar all night until morning. The altar's fire must be kept burning.
10. The priest must change clothes and put on the special linen underwear and linen robe. Then he must gather up the ashes from the fire and burnt offerings and set them down by the altar.
11. Then he must take off the special clothes and put on the other clothes and carry the ashes outside the camp to a special place that is pure.
12. The fire that was started on the altar must never be allowed to stop burning. Every morning the priests must put wood on the altar. They must arrange the burnt offerings on the wood, and they must burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it.
13. That fire must always be kept burning on the altar. It must never be allowed to stop burning.
14. "This is the law for the grain offering: The sons of Aaron will bring it to the front of the altar as an offering to the Lord.
15. There must be some oil and frankincense on the grain offering. The priest will take a handful of fine flour from the grain offering and burn it on the altar as a sweet-smelling memorial offering to the Lord.
16. "Aaron and his sons will use the rest of that grain to make bread without yeast. This must be eaten in a holy place—in the courtyard around the Meeting Tent.
17. I have given this part of the grain offering as the priests' share of the gifts offered to me. Like the sin offering and the guilt offering, it is most holy. It must not be baked with yeast.
18. Any male descendant of Aaron may eat from these gifts to the Lord. This is their share forever throughout your generations. Whatever touches these offerings will be made holy. "
19. The Lord said to Moses,
20. "This is the offering that Aaron and his sons must bring to the Lord when Aaron is anointed to be the high priest. They must bring 8 cups of fine flour for a grain offering. This will be offered at the times of the daily offering—half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening.
21. The fine flour must be mixed with oil and baked on a pan. After it is cooked, you must bring it in, break it into pieces, and offer it as a sweetsmelling gift to Lord.
22. "In the future, when Aaron's descendants take their place as the anointed priests, they will continue to make this grain offering to the Lord. This rule will continue forever. The grain offering must be completely burned for the Lord.
23. Every grain offering that a priest gives must be completely burned. It must not be eaten."

Psalms 24:1-6
1. A song of David. The earth and everything on it belong to the Lord. The world and all its people belong to him.
2. He built the earth on the water. He built it over the rivers.
3. Who can go up on the Lord's mountain? Who can stand in his holy Temple?
4. Only those who have not done evil, who have pure hearts, who have not used my name to hide their lies, and who have not made false promises.
5. Good people ask the Lord to bless others. They ask God, their Savior, to do good things.
6. They try to follow God. They go to the God of Jacob for help. Selah

Proverbs 9:7-9
7. Criticize a person who is rude and shows no respect, and you will only get insults. Correct the wicked, and you will only get hurt.
8. Don't correct such people, or they will hate you. But correct those who are wise, and they will love you.
9. Teach the wise, and they will become wiser. Instruct those who live right, and they will gain more knowledge.

Matthew 28:1-20
1. The day after the Sabbath day was the first day of the week. That day at dawn Mary Magdalene and the other woman named Mary went to look at the tomb.
2. Suddenly an angel of the Lord came from the sky, and there was a huge earthquake. The angel went to the tomb and rolled the stone away from the entrance. Then he sat on top of the stone.
3. The angel was shining as bright as lightning. His clothes were as white as snow.
4. The soldiers guarding the tomb were very afraid of the angel. They shook with fear and then became like dead men.
5. The angel said to the women, "Don't be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, the one who was killed on the cross.
6. But he is not here. He has risen from death, as he said he would. Come and see the place where his body was.
7. And go quickly and tell his followers, 'Jesus has risen from death. He is going into Galilee and will be there before you. You will see him there.'" Then the angel said, "Now I have told you."
8. So the women left the tomb quickly. They were afraid, but they were also very happy. They ran to tell his followers what happened.
9. Suddenly, Jesus was there in front of them. He said, "Hello!" The women went to him and, holding on to his feet, worshiped him.
10. Then Jesus said to them, "Don't be afraid. Go tell my followers to go to Galilee. They will see me there."
11. The women went to tell the followers. At the same time, some of the soldiers who were guarding the tomb went into the city. They went to tell the leading priests everything that happened.
12. Then the priests met with the older Jewish leaders and made a plan. They paid the soldiers a lot of money
13. and said to them, "Tell the people that Jesus' followers came during the night and stole the body while you were sleeping.
14. If the governor hears about this, we will talk to him and keep you out of trouble."
15. So the soldiers kept the money and obeyed the priests. And that story is still spread among the Jews even today.
16. The eleven followers went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go.
17. On the mountain the followers saw Jesus. They worshiped him. But some of the followers did not believe that it was really Jesus.
18. So he came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me.
19. So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
20. Teach them to obey everything that I have told you to do. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of time."