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Bible in one year


March 26


Deuteronomy 13:1-18
1. "If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you,
2. and that sign or wonder he has promised you comes about, but he says, 'Let us follow other gods,' which you have not known, 'and let us worship them,'
3. do not listen to that prophet's words or to that dreamer. For the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and all your soul.
4. You must follow the LORD your God and fear Him. You must keep His commands and listen to His voice; you must worship Him and remain faithful to Him.
5. That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he has urged rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the place of slavery, to turn you from the way the LORD your God has commanded you to walk. You must purge the evil from you.
6. "If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, 'Let us go and worship other gods'-- which neither you nor your fathers have known,
7. any of the gods of the peoples around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other--
8. you must not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity, and do not spare [him] or shield him.
9. Instead, you must kill him. Your hand is to be the first against him to put him to death, and then the hands of all the people.
10. Stone him to death for trying to turn you away from the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.
11. All Israel will hear and be afraid, and they will no longer do anything evil like this among you.
12. "If you hear it said about one of your cities the LORD your God is giving you to live in,
13. that wicked men have sprung up among you, led the inhabitants of their city astray, and said, 'Let us go and worship other gods,' which you have not known,
14. you are to inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened among you,
15. you must strike down the inhabitants of that city with the sword. Completely destroy everyone in it as well as its livestock with the sword.
16. You are to gather all its spoil in the middle of the city square and completely burn up the city and all its spoil for the LORD your God. The city must remain a mound of ruins forever; it is not to be rebuilt.
17. Nothing set apart for destruction is to remain in your hand, so that the LORD will turn from His burning anger and grant you mercy, show you compassion, and multiply you as He swore to your fathers.
18. This [will occur] if you obey the LORD your God, keeping all His commands I am giving you today, doing what is right in the sight of the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 14:1-29
1. "You are sons of the LORD your God; do not cut yourselves or make a bald spot on your head on behalf of the dead,
2. for you are a holy people belonging to the LORD your God. The LORD has chosen you to be His special people out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.
3. "You must not eat any detestable thing.
4. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,
5. the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep.
6. You may eat any animal that has hooves divided in two and chews the cud.
7. But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves, you are not to eat these: the camel, the hare, and the hyrax, though they chew the cud, they do not have hooves-- they are unclean for you;
8. and the pig, though it has hooves, it does not [chew] the cud-- it is unclean for you. You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses.
9. "You may eat everything from the water that has fins and scales,
10. but you may not eat anything that does not have fins and scales-- it is unclean for you.
11. "You may eat every clean bird,
12. but these are the ones you may not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,
13. the kite, the various kinds of falcon,
14. every kind of raven,
15. the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the gull, the various kinds of hawk,
16. the little owl, the long-eared owl, the white owl,
17. the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant,
18. the stork, the various kinds of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat.
19. All winged insects are unclean for you; they may not be eaten.
20. But you may eat every clean flying creature.
21. "You are not to eat any carcass; you may give it to a resident alien within your gates, and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a holy people belonging to the LORD your God. You must not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
22. "Each year you are to set aside a tenth of all the produce grown in your fields.
23. You are to eat a tenth of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, in the presence of the LORD your God at the place where He chooses to have His name dwell, so that you will always learn to fear the LORD your God.
24. But if the distance is too great for you to carry it, since the place where the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far away from you and since the LORD your God has blessed you,
25. then exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place the LORD your God chooses.
26. You may spend the money on anything you want: cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice with your family.
27. Do not forget the Levite within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance among you.
28. "At the end of [every] three years, bring a tenth of all your produce for that year and store [it] within your gates.
29. Then the Levite, who has no portion or inheritance among you, the foreign resident, fatherless, and widow within your gates may come, eat, and be satisfied. And the LORD your God will bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

Psalms 37:23-29
23. A man's steps are established by the LORD, and He takes pleasure in his way.
24. Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the LORD holds his hand.
25. I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children begging bread.
26. He is always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing.
27. Turn away from evil and do what is good, and dwell there forever.
28. For the LORD loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.
29. The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it permanently.

Proverbs 12:15-16
15. A fool's way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
16. A fool's displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.

Luke 2:25-52
25. There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel's consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
26. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he saw the Lord's Messiah.
27. Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law,
28. Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said:
29. Now, Master, You can dismiss Your slave in peace, according to Your word.
30. For my eyes have seen Your salvation.
31. You have prepared [it] in the presence of all peoples--
32. a light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory to Your people Israel.
33. His father and mother were amazed at what was being said about Him.
34. Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: "Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposed--
35. and a sword will pierce your own soul-- that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
36. There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
37. and was a widow for 84 years. She did not leave the temple complex, serving God night and day with fastings and prayers.
38. At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
39. When they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
40. The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God's grace was on Him.
41. Every year His parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival.
42. When He was 12 years old, they went up according to the custom of the festival.
43. After those days were over, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but His parents did not know it.
44. Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day's journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives and friends.
45. When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him.
46. After three days, they found Him in the temple complex sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
47. And all those who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and His answers.
48. When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for You."
49. "Why were you searching for Me?" He asked them. "Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's house?"
50. But they did not understand what He said to them.
51. Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these things in her heart.
52. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.