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Bible in one year


February 25


Leviticus 19:1-37
1. The LORD spoke to Moses:
2. "Speak to the entire Israelite community and tell them: Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.
3. "Each of you is to respect his mother and father. You are to keep My Sabbaths; I am the LORD your God.
4. Do not turn to idols or make cast images of gods for yourselves; I am the LORD your God.
5. "When you offer a fellowship sacrifice to the LORD, sacrifice it that you may be accepted.
6. It is to be eaten on the day you sacrifice [it] or on the next day, but what remains on the third day must be burned up.
7. If any is eaten on the third day, it is a repulsive thing; it will not be accepted.
8. Anyone who eats it will bear his punishment, for he has profaned what is holy to the LORD. That person must be cut off from his people.
9. "When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.
10. You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am the LORD your God.
11. "You must not steal. You must not act deceptively or lie to one another.
12. You must not swear falsely by My name, profaning the name of your God; I am the LORD.
13. "You must not oppress your neighbor or rob [him]. The wages due a hired hand must not remain with you until morning.
14. You must not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but you are to fear your God; I am the LORD.
15. "You must not act unjustly when rendering judgment. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly.
16. You must not go about spreading slander among your people; you must not jeopardize your neighbor's life; I am the LORD.
17. "You must not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor directly, and you will not incur guilt because of him.
18. Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community, but love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
19. "You are to keep My statutes. You must not crossbreed two different kinds of your livestock, sow your fields with two kinds of seed, or put on a garment made of two kinds of material.
20. "If a man has sexual intercourse with a woman who is a slave designated for [another] man, but she has not been redeemed or given her freedom, there must be punishment. They are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed.
21. However, he must bring his ram as a restitution offering to the LORD at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
22. The priest will make atonement on his behalf before the LORD with the ram of the restitution offering for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven for the sin he committed.
23. "When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, you are to consider the fruit forbidden. It will be forbidden to you for three years; it is not to be eaten.
24. In the fourth year all its fruit must be consecrated as a praise offering to the LORD.
25. But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way its yield will increase for you; I am the LORD your God.
26. "You are not to eat [anything] with blood [in it]. You are not to practice divination or sorcery.
27. You are not to cut off the hair at the sides of your head or mar the edge of your beard.
28. You are not to make gashes on your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves; I am the LORD.
29. "Do not debase your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will be prostituted and filled with depravity.
30. You must keep My Sabbaths and revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD.
31. "Do not turn to mediums or consult spiritists, or you will be defiled by them; I am the LORD your God.
32. "You are to rise in the presence of the elderly and honor the old. Fear your God; I am the LORD.
33. "When a foreigner lives with you in your land, you must not oppress him.
34. You must regard the foreigner who lives with you as the native-born among you. You are to love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.
35. "You must not act unfairly in measurements of length, weight, or volume.
36. You are to have honest balances, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
37. You must keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them; I am the LORD."

Leviticus 20:1-27
1. The LORD spoke to Moses:
2. "Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or foreigner living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death; the people of the country are to stone him.
3. I will turn against that man and cut him off from his people, because he gave his offspring to Molech, defiling My sanctuary and profaning My holy name.
4. But if the people of the country look the other way when that man gives any of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death,
5. then I will turn against that man and his family, and cut off from their people both him and all who follow him, prostituting themselves with Molech.
6. "Whoever turns to mediums or spiritists and prostitutes himself with them, I will turn against that person and cut him off from his people.
7. Consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
8. Keep My statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sets you apart.
9. "If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother; his blood is on his own hands.
10. If a man commits adultery with a married woman-- if he commits adultery with his neighbor's wife-- both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.
11. If a man sleeps with his father's wife, he has shamed his father. Both of them must be put to death; their blood is on their own hands.
12. If a man sleeps with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have acted perversely; their blood is on their own hands.
13. If a man sleeps with a man as with a woman, they have both committed an abomination. They must be put to death; their blood is on their own hands.
14. If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is depraved. Both he and they must be burned with fire, so that there will be no depravity among you.
15. If a man has sexual intercourse with an animal, he must be put to death; you are also to kill the animal.
16. If a woman comes near any animal and mates with it, you are to kill the woman and the animal. They must be put to death; their [own] blood is on them.
17. If a man marries his sister, whether his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off publicly from their people. He has had sexual intercourse with his sister; he will bear his punishment.
18. If a man sleeps with a menstruating woman and has sexual intercourse with her, he has exposed the source of her [flow], and she has uncovered the source of her blood. Both of them must be cut off from their people.
19. You must not have sexual intercourse with your mother's sister or your father's sister, for it is exposing one's own blood relative; both people will bear their punishment.
20. If a man sleeps with his aunt, he has shamed his uncle; they will bear their guilt and die childless.
21. If a man marries his brother's wife, it is impurity. He has shamed his brother; they will be childless.
22. "You are to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances, and do them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live will not vomit you out.
23. You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.
24. And I promised you: You will inherit their land, since I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am the LORD your God who set you apart from the peoples.
25. Therefore you must distinguish the clean animal from the unclean one, and the unclean bird from the clean one. You are not to make yourselves detestable by any land animal, bird, or whatever crawls on the ground; I have set these apart as unclean for you.
26. You are to be holy to Me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be Mine.
27. A man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist must be put to death. They are to be stoned; their blood is on their own hands."

Psalms 27:4-10
4. I have asked one thing from the LORD; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the LORD and seeking [Him] in His temple.
5. For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock.
6. Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7. LORD, hear my voice when I call; be gracious to me and answer me.
8. In Your behalf my heart says, "Seek My face." LORD, I will seek Your face.
9. Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my help; do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation.
10. Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD cares for me.

Proverbs 10:10-12
10. A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.
11. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12. Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.

Mark 5:1-20
1. Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the region of the Gerasenes.
2. As soon as He got out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came out of the tombs and met Him.
3. He lived in the tombs. No one was able to restrain him any more-- even with chains--
4. because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had snapped off the chains and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him.
5. And always, night and day, he was crying out among the tombs and in the mountains and cutting himself with stones.
6. When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before Him.
7. And he cried out with a loud voice, "What do You have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God, don't torment me!"
8. For He had told him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"
9. "What is your name?" He asked him. "My name is Legion," he answered Him, "because we are many."
10. And he kept begging Him not to send them out of the region.
11. Now a large herd of pigs was there, feeding on the hillside.
12. The demons begged Him, "Send us to the pigs, so we may enter them."
13. And He gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs, and the herd of about 2,000 rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned there.
14. The men who tended them ran off and reported it in the town and the countryside, and people went to see what had happened.
15. They came to Jesus and saw the man who had been demon-possessed by the legion, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
16. The eyewitnesses described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and [told] about the pigs.
17. Then they began to beg Him to leave their region.
18. As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging Him to be with Him.
19. But He would not let him; instead, He told him, "Go back home to your own people, and report to them how much the Lord has done for you and how He has had mercy on you."
20. So he went out and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and they were all amazed.