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February 20


Leviticus 11:1-47
1. The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron:
2. "Tell the Israelites: You may eat all these [kinds] of land animals.
3. You may eat any animal with divided hooves and that chews the cud.
4. But among the ones that chew the cud or have hooves you are not to eat [these]: the camel, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves-- it is unclean for you;
5. the hyrax, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves-- it is unclean for you;
6. the hare, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves-- it is unclean for you;
7. the pig, though it has divided hooves, does not chew the cud-- it is unclean for you.
8. Do not eat any of their meat or touch their carcasses-- they are unclean for you.
9. "This [is what] you may eat from all that is in the water: You may eat everything in the water that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or streams.
10. But these are to be detestable to you: everything that does not have fins and scales in the seas or streams, among all the swarming things and [other] living creatures in the water.
11. They are to remain detestable to you; you must not eat any of their meat, and you must detest their carcasses.
12. Everything in the water that does not have fins and scales will be detestable to you.
13. "You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,
14. the kite, the various kinds of falcon,
15. every kind of raven,
16. the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the gull, the various kinds of hawk,
17. the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl,
18. the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,
19. the stork, the various kinds of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat.
20. "All winged insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you.
21. But you may eat these kinds of all the winged insects that walk on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground.
22. You may eat these: the various kinds of locust, the various kinds of katydid, the various kinds of cricket, and the various kinds of grasshopper.
23. All [other] winged insects that have four feet are to be detestable to you.
24. "These will make you unclean. Whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening,
25. and whoever carries any of their carcasses must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening.
26. All animals that have hooves but do not have a divided hoof and do not chew the cud are unclean for you. Whoever touches them becomes unclean.
27. All the four-footed animals that walk on their paws are unclean for you. Whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening,
28. and anyone who carries their carcasses must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening. They are unclean for you.
29. "These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you: the weasel, the mouse, the various kinds of large lizard,
30. the gecko, the monitor lizard, the common lizard, the skink, and the chameleon.
31. These are unclean for you among all the swarming creatures. Whoever touches them when they are dead will be unclean until evening.
32. When any one of them dies and falls on anything it becomes unclean-- any item of wood, clothing, leather, sackcloth, or any implement used for work. It is to be rinsed with water and will remain unclean until evening; then it will be clean.
33. If any of them falls into any clay pot, everything in it will become unclean; you must break it.
34. Any edible food coming into contact with [that unclean] water will become unclean, and any drinkable liquid in any container will become unclean.
35. Anything one of their carcasses falls on will become unclean. If it is an oven or stove, it must be smashed; it is unclean and will remain unclean for you.
36. A spring or cistern containing water will remain clean, but someone who touches a carcass [in it] will become unclean.
37. If one of their carcasses falls on any seed that is to be sown, it is clean;
38. but if water has been put on the seed and one of their carcasses falls on it, it is unclean for you.
39. "If one of the animals that you use for food dies, anyone who touches its carcass will be unclean until evening.
40. Anyone who eats some of its carcass must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening. Anyone who carries its carcass must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening.
41. "All the creatures that swarm on the earth are detestable; they must not be eaten.
42. Do not eat any of the creatures that swarm on the earth, anything that moves on its belly or walks on all fours or on many feet, for they are detestable.
43. Do not become contaminated by any creature that swarms; do not become unclean or defiled by them.
44. For I am the LORD your God, so you must consecrate yourselves and be holy because I am holy. You must not defile yourselves by any swarming creature that crawls on the ground.
45. For I am the Lord, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God, so you must be holy because I am holy.
46. "This is the law concerning animals, birds, all living creatures that move in the water, and all creatures that swarm on the ground,
47. in order to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between the animals that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten."

Leviticus 12:1-8
1. The LORD spoke to Moses:
2. "Tell the Israelites: When a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a male child, she will be unclean seven days, as she is during the days of her menstrual impurity.
3. The flesh of his foreskin must be circumcised on the eighth day.
4. She will continue in purification from her bleeding for 33 days. She must not touch any holy thing or go into the sanctuary until completing her days of purification.
5. But if she gives birth to a female child, she will be unclean for two weeks as [she is] during her [menstrual] impurity. She will continue in purification from her bleeding for 66 days.
6. "When her days of purification are complete, whether for a son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting a year-old male lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering.
7. He will present them before the LORD and make atonement on her behalf; she will be clean from her discharge of blood. This is the law for a woman giving birth, whether to a male or female.
8. But if she doesn't have sufficient means for a sheep, she may take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. Then the priest will make atonement on her behalf, and she will be clean."

Psalms 25:8-15
8. The LORD is good and upright; therefore He shows sinners the way.
9. He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.
10. All the LORD's ways [show] faithful love and truth to those who keep His covenant and decrees.
11. Because of Your name, LORD, forgive my sin, for it is great.
12. Who is the person who fears the LORD? He will show him the way he should choose.
13. He will live a good life, and his descendants will inherit the land.
14. The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them.
15. My eyes are always on the LORD, for He will pull my feet out of the net.

Proverbs 10:1-3
1. Solomon's proverbs: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.
2. Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone, but righteousness rescues from death.
3. The LORD will not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the wicked what they crave.

Mark 2:1-28
1. When He entered Capernaum again after some days, it was reported that He was at home.
2. So many people gathered together that there was no more room, not even in the doorway, and He was speaking the message to them.
3. Then they came to Him bringing a paralytic, carried by four men.
4. Since they were not able to bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above where He was. And when they had broken through, they lowered the stretcher on which the paralytic was lying.
5. Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
6. But some of the scribes were sitting there, thinking to themselves:
7. "Why does He speak like this? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
8. Right away Jesus understood in His spirit that they were reasoning like this within themselves and said to them, "Why are you reasoning these things in your hearts?
9. Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, pick up your stretcher, and walk'?
10. But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins," He told the paralytic,
11. "I tell you: get up, pick up your stretcher, and go home."
12. Immediately he got up, picked up the stretcher, and went out in front of everyone. As a result, they were all astounded and gave glory to God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"
13. Then Jesus went out again beside the sea. The whole crowd was coming to Him, and He taught them.
14. Then, moving on, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" So he got up and followed Him.
15. While He was reclining at the table in Levi's house, many tax collectors and sinners were also guests with Jesus and His disciples, because there were many who were following Him.
16. When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked His disciples, "Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
17. When Jesus heard this, He told them, "Those who are well don't need a doctor, but the sick [do need one]. I didn't come to call the righteous, but sinners."
18. Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. People came and asked Him, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees' disciples fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
19. Jesus said to them, "The wedding guests cannot fast while the groom is with them, can they? As long as they have the groom with them, they cannot fast.
20. But the time will come when the groom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.
21. No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new patch pulls away from the old cloth, and a worse tear is made.
22. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost as well as the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins."
23. On the Sabbath He was going through the grainfields, and His disciples began to make their way picking some heads of grain.
24. The Pharisees said to Him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"
25. He said to them, "Have you never read what David and those who were with him did when he was in need and hungry--
26. how he entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest and ate the sacred bread-- which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests-- and also gave some to his companions?"
27. Then He told them, "The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath.
28. Therefore the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."