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Bible in one year


March 29


Deuteronomy 19:1-21
1. "When the LORD your God annihilates the nations whose land He is giving you, so that you drive them out and live in their cities and houses,
2. you are to set apart three cities for yourselves within the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
3. You are to determine the distances and divide the land the LORD your God is granting you as an inheritance into three regions, so that anyone who commits manslaughter can flee to these cities.
4. "Here is the law concerning a case of someone who kills a person and flees there to save his life, having killed his neighbor accidentally without previously hating him:
5. If he goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings the ax to chop down a tree, but the blade flies off the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies, that person may flee to one of these cities and live.
6. Otherwise, the avenger of blood in the heat of his anger might pursue the one who committed manslaughter, overtake him because the distance is great, and strike him dead. Yet he did not deserve to die, since he did not previously hate his neighbor.
7. This is why I am commanding you to set apart three cities for yourselves.
8. If the LORD your God enlarges your territory as He swore to your fathers, and gives you all the land He promised to give them--
9. provided you keep every one of these commands I am giving you today and follow them, loving the LORD your God and walking in His ways at all times-- you are to add three more cities to these three.
10. In this way, innocent blood will not be shed, and you will not become guilty of bloodshed in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.
11. But if someone hates his neighbor, lies in ambush for him, attacks him, and strikes him fatally, and flees to one of these cities,
12. the elders of his city must send [for him], take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood and he will die.
13. You must not look on him with pity but purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, and you will prosper.
14. "You must not move your neighbor's boundary marker, established at the start in the inheritance you will receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
15. "One witness cannot establish any wrongdoing or sin against a person, whatever that person has done. A fact must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
16. "If a malicious witness testifies against someone accusing him of a crime,
17. the two people in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and judges in authority at the time.
18. The judges are to make a careful investigation, and if the witness turns out to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother,
19. you must do to him as he intended to do to his brother. You must purge the evil from you.
20. Then everyone else will hear and be afraid, and they will never again do anything evil like this among you.
21. You must not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.

Deuteronomy 20:1-20
1. "When you go out to war against your enemies and see horses, chariots, and an army larger than yours, do not be afraid of them, for the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you.
2. When you are about to engage in battle, the priest is to come forward and address the army.
3. He is to say to them: 'Listen, Israel: Today you are about to engage in battle with your enemies. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, alarmed, or terrified because of them.
4. For the LORD your God is the One who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.'
5. "The officers are to address the army, 'Has any man built a new house and not dedicated it? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise, he may die in battle and another man dedicate it.
6. Has any man planted a vineyard and not begun to enjoy its fruit? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise he may die in battle and another man enjoy its fruit.
7. Has any man become engaged to a woman and not married her? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise he may die in battle and another man marry her.'
8. The officers will continue to address the army and say, 'Is there any man who is afraid or fainthearted? Let him leave and return home, so that his brothers' hearts won't melt like his own.'
9. When the officers have finished addressing the army, they will appoint military commanders to lead it.
10. "When you approach a city to fight against it, you must make an offer of peace.
11. If it accepts your offer of peace and opens [its gates] to you, all the people found in it will become forced laborers for you and serve you.
12. However, if it does not make peace with you but wages war against you, lay siege to it.
13. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, you must strike down all its males with the sword.
14. But you may take the women, children, animals, and whatever else is in the city-- all its spoil-- as plunder. You may enjoy the spoil of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.
15. This is how you are to treat all the cities that are far away from you and are not among the cities of these nations.
16. However, you must not let any living thing survive among the cities of these people the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.
17. You must completely destroy them-- the Hittite, Amorite, Canaanite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite-- as the LORD your God has commanded you,
18. so that they won't teach you to do all the detestable things they do for their gods, and you sin against the LORD your God.
19. "When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it in order to capture it, you must not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can get food from them. You must not cut them down. Are trees of the field human, to come under siege by you?
20. But you may destroy the trees that you know do not produce food. You may cut them down to build siege works against the city that is waging war with you, until it falls.

Psalms 38:1-8
1. [A Davidic psalm for remembrance.] LORD, do not punish me in Your anger or discipline me in Your wrath.
2. For Your arrows have sunk into me, and Your hand has pressed down on me.
3. There is no soundness in my body because of Your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin.
4. For my sins have flooded over my head; they are a burden too heavy for me to bear.
5. My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness.
6. I am bent over and brought low; all day long I go around in mourning.
7. For my loins are full of burning pain, and there is no health in my body.
8. I am faint and severely crushed; I groan because of the anguish of my heart.

Proverbs 12:23-25
23. A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.
24. The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.
25. Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.

Luke 4:31-44
31. Then He went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbath.
32. They were astonished at His teaching because His message had authority.
33. In the synagogue there was a man with an unclean demonic spirit who cried out with a loud voice,
34. "Leave us alone! What do You have to do with us, Jesus-- Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are-- the Holy One of God!"
35. But Jesus rebuked him and said, "Be quiet and come out of him!" And throwing him down before them, the demon came out of him without hurting him at all.
36. They were all struck with amazement and kept saying to one another, "What is this message? For He commands the unclean spirits with authority and power, and they come out!"
37. And news about Him began to go out to every place in the vicinity.
38. After He left the synagogue, He entered Simon's house. Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Him about her.
39. So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and began to serve them.
40. When the sun was setting, all those who had anyone sick with various diseases brought them to Him. As He laid His hands on each one of them, He would heal them.
41. Also, demons were coming out of many, shouting and saying, "You are the Son of God!" But He rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew He was the Messiah.
42. When it was day, He went out and made His way to a deserted place. But the crowds were searching for Him. They came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them.
43. But He said to them, "I must proclaim the good news about the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because I was sent for this purpose."
44. And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.