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Bible in one year

March 26

Deuteronomy 13:1-18
1. "If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
2. and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, 'Let us go after other gods,' which you have not known, 'and let us serve them,'
3. you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4. You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.
5. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
6. "If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which neither you nor your fathers have known,
7. some of the gods of the peoples who are around you, whether near you or far off from you, from the one end of the earth to the other,
8. you shall not yield to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him, nor shall you conceal him.
9. But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.
10. You shall stone him to death with stones, because he sought to draw you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
11. And all Israel shall hear and fear and never again do any such wickedness as this among you.
12. "If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to dwell there,
13. that certain worthless fellows have gone out among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which you have not known,
14. then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you,
15. you shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword.
16. You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its open square and burn the city and all its spoil with fire, as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. It shall be a heap forever. It shall not be built again.
17. None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers,
18. if you obey the voice of the LORD your God, keeping all his commandments that I am commanding you today, and doing what is right in the sight of the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 14:1-29
1. "You are the sons of the LORD your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.
2. For you are a people holy to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
3. "You shall not eat any abomination.
4. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,
5. the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep.
6. Every animal that parts the hoof and has the hoof cloven in two and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat.
7. Yet of those that chew the cud or have the hoof cloven you shall not eat these: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger, because they chew the cud but do not part the hoof, are unclean for you.
8. And the pig, because it parts the hoof but does not chew the cud, is unclean for you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch.
9. "Of all that are in the waters you may eat these: whatever has fins and scales you may eat.
10. And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.
11. "You may eat all clean birds.
12. But these are the ones that you shall not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,
13. the kite, the falcon of any kind;
14. every raven of any kind;
15. the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind;
16. the little owl and the short-eared owl, the barn owl
17. and the tawny owl, the carrion vulture and the cormorant,
18. the stork, the heron of any kind; the hoopoe and the bat.
19. And all winged insects are unclean for you; they shall not be eaten.
20. All clean winged things you may eat.
21. "You shall not eat anything that has died naturally. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
22. "You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year.
23. And before the LORD your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.
24. And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, when the LORD your God blesses you, because the place is too far from you, which the LORD your God chooses, to set his name there,
25. then you shall turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and go to the place that the LORD your God chooses
26. and spend the money for whatever you desire- oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.
27. And you shall not neglect the Levite who is within your towns, for he has no portion or inheritance with you.
28. "At the end of every three years you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in the same year and lay it up within your towns.
29. And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

Psalms 37:23-29
23. The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;
24. though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.
25. I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.
26. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.
27. Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever.
28. For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
29. The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.

Proverbs 12:15-16
15. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
16. The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

Luke 2:25-52
25. Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
27. And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law,
28. he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
29. "Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;
30. for my eyes have seen your salvation
31. that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32. a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."
33. And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.
34. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed
35. (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."
36. And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin,
37. and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
38. And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
39. And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
40. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.
41. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
42. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom.
43. And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,
44. but supposing him to be in the group they went a day's journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
45. and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him.
46. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
47. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48. And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress."
49. And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
50. And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.
51. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.
52. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.