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March 19


Numbers 35:1-34
1. The LORD again spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan [across from] Jericho:
2. "Command the Israelites to give cities out of their hereditary property for the Levites to live in and pastureland around the cities.
3. The cities will be for them to live in, and their pasturelands will be for their herds, flocks, and all their [other] animals.
4. The pasturelands of the cities you are to give the Levites [will extend] from the city wall 500 yards on every side.
5. Measure 1,000 yards outside the city for the east side, 1,000 yards for the south side, 1,000 yards for the west side, and 1,000 yards for the north side, with the city in the center. This will belong to them as pasturelands for the cities.
6. "The cities you give the Levites will include six cities of refuge, which you must provide so that the one who kills someone may flee there; in addition to these, give 42 [other] cities.
7. The total number of cities you give the Levites will be 48, along with their pasturelands.
8. Of the cities that you give from the Israelites' territory, you should take more from a larger [tribe] and less from a smaller one. Each [tribe] is to give some of its cities to the Levites in proportion to the inheritance it receives."
9. The LORD said to Moses,
10. "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
11. designate cities to serve as cities of refuge for you, so that a person who kills someone unintentionally may flee there.
12. You will have the cities as a refuge from the avenger, so that the one who kills someone will not die until he stands trial before the assembly.
13. The cities you select will be your six cities of refuge.
14. Select three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan to be cities of refuge.
15. These six cities will serve as a refuge for the Israelites and for the foreigner or temporary resident among them, so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there.
16. "If anyone strikes a person with an iron object and death results, he is a murderer; the murderer must be put to death.
17. If a man has in his hand a stone capable of causing death and strikes another man and he dies, the murderer must be put to death.
18. If a man has in his hand a wooden object capable of causing death and he dies, the murderer must be put to death.
19. The avenger of blood himself is to kill the murderer; when he finds him, he is to kill him.
20. Likewise, if anyone in hatred pushes a person or throws [an object] at him with malicious intent and he dies,
21. or if in hostility he strikes him with his hand and he dies, the one who struck him must be put to death; he is a murderer. The avenger of blood is to kill the murderer when he finds him.
22. "But if anyone suddenly pushes a person without hostility or throws any object at him without malicious intent
23. or drops a stone without looking that could kill a person and he dies, but he was not his enemy and wasn't trying to harm him,
24. the assembly is to judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances.
25. The assembly is to protect the one who kills someone from the hand of the avenger of blood. Then the assembly will return him to the city of refuge he fled to, and he must live there until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
26. "If the one who kills someone ever goes outside the border of the city of refuge he fled to,
27. and the avenger of blood finds him outside the border of his city of refuge and kills him, the avenger will not be guilty of bloodshed,
28. for the one who killed a person was supposed to live in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. Only after the death of the high priest may the one who has killed a person return to the land he possesses.
29. These [instructions] will be a statutory ordinance for you throughout your generations wherever you live.
30. "If anyone kills a person, the murderer is to be put to death based on the word of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death based on the testimony of one witness.
31. You are not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of killing someone; he must be put to death.
32. Neither should you accept a ransom for the person who flees to his city of refuge, allowing him to return and live in the land before the death of the [high] priest.
33. "Do not defile the land where you are, for bloodshed defiles the land, and there can be no atonement for the land because of the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of the person who shed it.
34. Do not make the land unclean where you live and where I reside; for I, the Lord, reside among the Israelites."

Numbers 36:1-13
1. The family leaders from the clan of the descendants of Gilead-- the son of Machir, son of Manasseh-- one of the clans of the sons of Joseph approached and addressed Moses and the leaders who were over the Israelite families.
2. They said, "The LORD commanded my lord to give the land as an inheritance by lot to the Israelites. My lord was further commanded by the LORD to give our brother Zelophehad's inheritance to his daughters.
3. If they marry any of the men from the [other] Israelite tribes, their inheritance will be taken away from our fathers' inheritance and added to that of the tribe into which they marry. Therefore, part of our allotted inheritance would be taken away.
4. When the Jubilee comes for the Israelites, their inheritance will be added to that of the tribe into which they marry, and their inheritance will be taken away from the inheritance of our ancestral tribe."
5. So Moses commanded the Israelites at the word of the LORD, "What the tribe of Joseph's descendants says is right.
6. This is what the LORD has commanded concerning Zelophehad's daughters: They may marry anyone they like provided they marry within a clan of their ancestral tribe.
7. An inheritance belonging to the Israelites must not transfer from tribe to tribe, because each of the Israelites is to retain the inheritance of his ancestral tribe.
8. Any daughter who possesses an inheritance from an Israelite tribe must marry someone from the clan of her ancestral tribe, so that each of the Israelites will possess the inheritance of his fathers.
9. No inheritance is to transfer from one tribe to another, because each of the Israelite tribes is to retain its inheritance."
10. The daughters of Zelophehad did as the LORD commanded Moses.
11. Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, married cousins on their father's side.
12. They married [men] from the clans of the descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained within the tribe of their father's clan.
13. These are the commands and ordinances the LORD commanded the Israelites through Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan [across from] Jericho.

Psalms 35:17-28
17. Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my life from their ravages, my very life from the young lions.
18. I will praise You in the great congregation; I will exalt You among many people.
19. Do not let my deceitful enemies rejoice over me; do not let those who hate me without cause look at me maliciously.
20. For they do not speak in friendly ways, but contrive deceitful schemes against those who live peacefully in the land.
21. They open their mouths wide against me and say, "Aha, aha! We saw it!"
22. You saw it, LORD; do not be silent. Lord, do not be far from me.
23. Wake up and rise to my defense, to my cause, my God and my LORD!
24. Vindicate me, LORD, my God, in keeping with Your righteousness, and do not let them rejoice over me.
25. Do not let them say in their hearts, "Aha! Just what we wanted." Do not let them say, "We have swallowed him up!"
26. Let those who rejoice at my misfortune be disgraced and humiliated; let those who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and reproach.
27. Let those who want my vindication shout for joy and be glad; let them continually say, "The LORD be exalted, who wants His servant's well-being."
28. And my tongue will proclaim Your righteousness, Your praise all day long.

Proverbs 12:3-3
3. Man cannot be made secure by wickedness, but the root of the righteous is immovable.

Mark 15:25-47
25. Now it was nine in the morning when they crucified Him.
26. The inscription of the charge written against Him was THE KING OF THE JEWS
27. They crucified two criminals with Him, one on His right and one on His left.
28. [[So the Scripture was fulfilled that says: And He was counted among outlaws.]]
29. Those who passed by were yelling insults at Him, shaking their heads, and saying, "Ha! The One who would demolish the sanctuary and build it in three days,
30. save Yourself by coming down from the cross!"
31. In the same way, the chief priests with the scribes were mocking Him to one another and saying, "He saved others; He cannot save Himself!
32. Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, so that we may see and believe." Even those who were crucified with Him were taunting Him.
33. When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
34. And at three Jesus cried out with a loud voice, " Eloi, Eloi, lem� sabachth�ni?" which is translated, " My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
35. When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "Look, He's calling for Elijah!"
36. Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, fixed it on a reed, offered Him a drink, and said, "Let's see if Elijah comes to take Him down!"
37. But Jesus let out a loud cry and breathed His last.
38. Then the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom.
39. When the centurion, who was standing opposite Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "This man really was God's Son!"
40. There were also women looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
41. When He was in Galilee, they would follow Him and help Him. Many other women had come up with Him to Jerusalem.
42. When it was already evening, because it was preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath),
43. Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Sanhedrin who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came and boldly went in to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body.
44. Pilate was surprised that He was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him whether He had already died.
45. When he found out from the centurion, he gave the corpse to Joseph.
46. After he bought some fine linen, he took Him down and wrapped Him in the linen. Then he placed Him in a tomb cut out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.
47. Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were watching where He was placed.