Bible in one year

March 28

Deuteronomy 17:1-20
1. "You must not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or sheep with a defect or any serious flaw, for that is detestable to the LORD your God.
2. "If a man or woman among you in one of your towns that the LORD your God will give you is discovered doing evil in the sight of the LORD your God and violating His covenant
3. and has gone to worship other gods by bowing down to the sun, moon, or all the stars in the sky-- which I have forbidden--
4. and if you are told or hear [about it], you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened in Israel,
5. you must bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing and stone them to death.
6. The one condemned to die is to be executed on the testimony of two or three witnesses. No one is to be executed on the testimony of a single witness.
7. The witnesses' hands are to be the first in putting him to death, and after that, the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from you.
8. "If a case is too difficult for you-- concerning bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults-- cases disputed at your gates, you must go up to the place the LORD your God chooses.
9. You are to go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who presides at that time. Ask, and they will give you a verdict in the case.
10. You must abide by the verdict they give you at the place the LORD chooses. Be careful to do exactly as they instruct you.
11. You must abide by the instruction they give you and the verdict they announce to you. Do not turn to the right or the left from the decision they declare to you.
12. The person who acts arrogantly, refusing to listen either to the priest who stands there serving the LORD your God or to the judge, must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
13. Then all the people will hear [about it], be afraid, and no longer behave arrogantly.
14. "When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, take possession of it, live in it, and say, 'We want to appoint a king over us like all the nations around us,'
15. you are to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses. Appoint a king from your brothers. You are not to set a foreigner over you, or one who is not of your people.
16. However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the LORD has told you, 'You are never to go back that way again.'
17. He must not acquire many wives for himself so that his heart won't go astray. He must not acquire very large amounts of silver and gold for himself.
18. When he is seated on his royal throne, he is to write a copy of this instruction for himself on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests.
19. It is to remain with him, and he is to read from it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to observe all the words of this instruction, and to do these statutes.
20. Then his heart will not be exalted above his countrymen, he will not turn from this command to the right or the left, and he and his sons will continue ruling many years over Israel.

Deuteronomy 18:1-22
1. "The Levitical priests, the whole tribe of Levi, will have no portion or inheritance with Israel. They will eat the LORD's fire offerings; that is their inheritance.
2. Although Levi has no inheritance among his brothers, the LORD is his inheritance, as He promised him.
3. This is the priests' share from the people who offer a sacrifice, whether it is an ox, a sheep, or a goat; the priests are to be given the shoulder, jaws, and stomach.
4. You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared [wool] of your flock.
5. For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes to stand and minister in the LORD's name from now on.
6. When a Levite leaves one of your towns where he lives in Israel and wants to go to the place the LORD chooses,
7. he may serve in the name of the LORD his God like all his fellow Levites who minister there in the presence of the LORD.
8. They will eat equal portions besides what he has received from the sale of the family estate.
9. "When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not imitate the detestable customs of those nations.
10. No one among you is to make his son or daughter pass through the fire, practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery,
11. cast spells, consult a medium or a familiar spirit, or inquire of the dead.
12. Everyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and the LORD your God is driving out the nations before you because of these detestable things.
13. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.
14. Though these nations you are about to drive out listen to fortune-tellers and diviners, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do this.
15. "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.
16. This is what you requested from the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, 'Let us not continue to hear the voice of the LORD our God or see this great fire any longer, so that we will not die!'
17. Then the LORD said to me, 'They have spoken well.
18. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.
19. I will hold accountable whoever does not listen to My words that he speaks in My name.
20. But the prophet who dares to speak in My name a message I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods-- that prophet must die.'
21. You may say to yourself, 'How can we recognize a message the LORD has not spoken?'
22. When a prophet speaks in the LORD's name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.

Psalms 37:37-40
37. Watch the blameless and observe the upright, for the man of peace will have a future.
38. But transgressors will all be eliminated; the future of the wicked will be destroyed.
39. The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD, their refuge in a time of distress.
40. The LORD helps and delivers them; He will deliver them from the wicked and will save them because they take refuge in Him.

Proverbs 12:20-22
20. Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
21. No disaster [overcomes] the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery.
22. Lying lips are detestable to the LORD, but faithful people are His delight.

Luke 4:1-30
1. Then Jesus returned from the Jordan, full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness
2. for 40 days to be tempted by the Devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over, He was hungry.
3. The Devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
4. But Jesus answered him, "It is written: Man must not live on bread alone."
5. So he took Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6. The Devil said to Him, "I will give You their splendor and all this authority, because it has been given over to me, and I can give it to anyone I want.
7. If You, then, will worship me, all will be Yours."
8. And Jesus answered him, "It is written: Worship the Lord your God, and Him serve Him only."
9. So he took Him to Jerusalem, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here.
10. For it is written: He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you,
11. and they will support you with their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
12. And Jesus answered him, "It is said: Do not test the Lord your God."
13. After the Devil had finished every temptation, he departed from Him for a time.
14. Then Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread throughout the entire vicinity.
15. He was teaching in their synagogues, being acclaimed by everyone.
16. He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As usual, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.
17. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to Him, and unrolling the scroll, He found the place where it was written:
18. The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed,
19. to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
20. He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
21. He began by saying to them, "Today as you listen, this Scripture has been fulfilled."
22. They were all speaking well of Him and were amazed by the gracious words that came from His mouth, yet they said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?"
23. Then He said to them, "No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me: 'Doctor, heal yourself.' 'All we've heard that took place in Capernaum, do here in Your hometown also.'"
24. He also said, "I assure you: No prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25. But I say to you, there were certainly many widows in Israel in Elijah's days, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months while a great famine came over all the land.
26. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them-- but to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon.
27. And in the prophet Elisha's time, there were many in Israel who had serious skin diseases, yet not one of them was healed-- only Naaman the Syrian."
28. When they heard this, everyone in the synagogue was enraged.
29. They got up, drove Him out of town, and brought Him to the edge of the hill their town was built on, intending to hurl Him over the cliff.
30. But He passed right through the crowd and went on His way.