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March 3

Numbers 3:1-51
1. These are the family records of Aaron and Moses at the time the LORD spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai.
2. These are the names of Aaron's sons: Nadab, the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
3. These are the names of Aaron's sons, the anointed priests, who were ordained to serve as priests.
4. But Nadab and Abihu died in the LORD's presence when they presented unauthorized fire before the LORD in the Wilderness of Sinai, and they had no sons. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests under the direction of Aaron their father.
5. The LORD spoke to Moses:
6. "Bring the tribe of Levi near and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.
7. They are to perform duties for him and the entire community before the tent of meeting by attending to the service of the tabernacle.
8. They are to take care of all the furnishings of the tent of meeting and perform duties for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle.
9. Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they have been assigned exclusively to him from the Israelites.
10. You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near [the sanctuary] must be put to death."
11. The LORD spoke to Moses:
12. "See, I have taken the Levites from the Israelites in place of every firstborn Israelite from the womb. The Levites belong to Me,
13. because every firstborn belongs to Me. At the time I struck down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated every firstborn in Israel to Myself, both man and animal; they are Mine; I am the LORD."
14. The LORD spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai:
15. "Register the Levites by their ancestral houses and their clans. You are to register every male one month old or more."
16. So Moses registered them in obedience to the LORD as he had been commanded:
17. These were Levi's sons by name: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
18. These were the names of Gershon's sons by their clans: Libni and Shimei.
19. Kohath's sons by their clans were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
20. Merari's sons by their clans were Mahli and Mushi. These were the Levite clans by their ancestral houses.
21. The Libnite clan and the Shimeite clan came from Gershon; these were the Gershonite clans.
22. Those registered, counting every male one month old or more, numbered 7,500.
23. The Gershonite clans camped behind the tabernacle on the west side,
24. and the leader of the Gershonite family was Eliasaph son of Lael.
25. The Gershonites' duties at the tent of meeting involved the tabernacle, the tent, its covering, the screen for the entrance to the tent of meeting,
26. the hangings of the courtyard, the screen for the entrance to the courtyard that surrounds the tabernacle and the altar, and the tent ropes-- all the work relating to these.
27. The Amramite clan, the Izharite clan, the Hebronite clan, and the Uzzielite clan came from Kohath; these were the Kohathites.
28. Counting every male one month old or more, there were 8,600 responsible for the duties of the sanctuary.
29. The clans of the Kohathites camped on the south side of the tabernacle,
30. and the leader of the family of the Kohathite clans was Elizaphan son of Uzziel.
31. Their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the sanctuary utensils that were used with these, and the screen-- and all the work relating to them.
32. The chief of the Levite leaders was Eleazar son of Aaron the priest; he had oversight of those responsible for the duties of the sanctuary.
33. The Mahlite clan and the Mushite clan came from Merari; these were the Merarite clans.
34. Those registered, counting every male one month old or more, numbered 6,200.
35. The leader of the family of the Merarite clans was Zuriel son of Abihail; they camped on the north side of the tabernacle.
36. The assigned duties of Merari's descendants involved the tabernacle's supports, crossbars, posts, bases, all its equipment, and all the work related to these,
37. in addition to the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, and ropes.
38. Moses, Aaron, and his sons, who performed the duties of the sanctuary as a service on behalf of the Israelites, camped in front of the tabernacle on the east, in front of the tent of meeting toward the sunrise. Any unauthorized person who came near [it] was to be put to death.
39. The total number of all the Levite males one month old or more that Moses and Aaron registered by their clans at the LORD's command was 22,000.
40. The LORD told Moses: "Register every firstborn male of the Israelites one month old or more, and list their names.
41. You are to take the Levites for Me-- I am the Lord-- in place of every firstborn among the Israelites, and the Levites' cattle in place of every firstborn among the Israelites' cattle."
42. So Moses registered every firstborn among the Israelites, as the LORD commanded him.
43. The total number of the firstborn males one month old or more listed by name was 22,273.
44. The LORD spoke to Moses again:
45. "Take the Levites in place of every firstborn among the Israelites, and the Levites' cattle in place of their cattle. The Levites belong to Me; I am the LORD.
46. As the redemption price for the 273 firstborn Israelites who outnumber the Levites,
47. collect five shekels for each person, according to the standard sanctuary shekel-- 20 gerahs to the shekel.
48. Give the money to Aaron and his sons as the redemption price for those who are in excess among the Israelites."
49. So Moses collected the redemption money from those in excess of the ones redeemed by the Levites.
50. He collected the money from the firstborn Israelites: 1,365 [shekels measured] by the standard sanctuary shekel.
51. He gave the redemption money to Aaron and his sons in obedience to the LORD, just as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 4:1-49
1. The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron:
2. "Among the Levites, take a census of the Kohathites by their clans and their ancestral houses,
3. men from 30 years old to 50 years old-- everyone who is qualified to do work at the tent of meeting.
4. "The service of the Kohathites at the tent of meeting concerns the most holy objects.
5. Whenever the camp is about to move on, Aaron and his sons are to go in, take down the screening veil, and cover the ark of the testimony with it.
6. They are to place over this a covering made of manatee skin, spread a solid blue cloth on top, and insert its poles.
7. "They are to spread a blue cloth over the table of the Presence and place the plates and cups on it, as well as the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread [offering] is to be on it.
8. They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert the poles [in the table].
9. "They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, with its lamps, snuffers, and firepans, as well as its jars of oil by which they service it.
10. Then they must place it with all its utensils inside a covering made of manatee skin and put [them] on the carrying frame.
11. "They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert its poles.
12. They are to take all the serving utensils they use in the sanctuary, place [them] in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and put [them] on a carrying frame.
13. "They are to remove the ashes from the [bronze] altar, spread a purple cloth over it,
14. and place all the equipment on it that they use in serving: the firepans, meatforks, shovels, and basins-- all the equipment of the altar. They are to spread a covering made of manatee skin over it and insert its poles.
15. "Aaron and his sons are to finish covering the holy objects and all their equipment whenever the camp is to move on. The Kohathites will come and carry them, but they are not to touch the holy objects or they will die. These are the transportation duties of the Kohathites regarding the tent of meeting.
16. "Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has oversight of the lamp oil, the fragrant incense, the daily grain offering, and the anointing oil. [He has] oversight of the entire tabernacle and everything in it, the holy objects and their utensils."
17. Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron:
18. "Do not allow the Kohathite tribal clans to be wiped out from the Levites.
19. Do this for them so that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons are to go in and assign each man his task and transportation duty.
20. The Kohathites are not to go in and look at the holy objects, even for a moment, or they will die."
21. The LORD spoke to Moses:
22. "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral houses and their clans.
23. Register men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who is qualified to perform service, to do work at the tent of meeting.
24. This is the service of the Gershonite clans regarding work and transportation duties:
25. They are to transport the tabernacle curtains, the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering made of manatee skin on top of it, the screen for the entrance to the tent of meeting,
26. the hangings of the courtyard, the screen for the entrance at the gate of the courtyard that surrounds the tabernacle and the altar, along with their ropes and all the equipment for their service. They will carry out everything that needs to be done with these items.
27. "All the service of the Gershonites, all their transportation duties and all their [other] work, is to be [done] at the command of Aaron and his sons; you are to assign to them all that they are responsible to carry.
28. This is the service of the Gershonite clans at the tent of meeting, and their duties will be under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.
29. "As for the Merarites, you are to register them by their clans and their ancestral houses.
30. Register men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who is qualified to do the work of the tent of meeting.
31. This is what they are responsible to carry as the whole of their service at the tent of meeting: the supports of the tabernacle, with its crossbars, posts, and bases,
32. the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, and ropes, including all their equipment and all the work related to them. You are to assign by name the items that they are responsible to carry.
33. This is the service of the Merarite clans regarding all their work at the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest."
34. So Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of the community registered the Kohathites by their clans and their ancestral houses,
35. men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified for work at the tent of meeting.
36. The men registered by their clans numbered 2,750.
37. These were the registered men of the Kohathite clans, everyone who could serve at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron registered them at the LORD's command through Moses.
38. The Gershonites were registered by their clans and their ancestral houses,
39. men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified for work at the tent of meeting.
40. The men registered by their clans and their ancestral houses numbered 2,630.
41. These were the registered men of the Gershonite clans. At the LORD's command Moses and Aaron registered everyone who could serve at the tent of meeting.
42. The men of the Merarite clans were registered by their clans and their ancestral houses,
43. those from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified for work at the tent of meeting.
44. The men registered by their clans numbered 3,200.
45. These were the registered men of the Merarite clans; Moses and Aaron registered them at the LORD's command through Moses.
46. Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel registered all the Levites by their clans and their ancestral houses,
47. from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified to do the work of serving at the tent of meeting and transporting [it].
48. Their registered men numbered 8,580.
49. At the LORD's command they were registered under the direction of Moses, each one according to his work and transportation duty, and his assignment was as the LORD commanded Moses.

Psalms 30:1-7
1. [A psalm; a dedication song for the house. Davidic.] I will exalt You, LORD, because You have lifted me up and have not allowed my enemies to triumph over me.
2. LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.
3. LORD, You brought me up from Sheol; You spared me from among those going down to the Pit.
4. Sing to the LORD, you His faithful ones, and praise His holy name.
5. For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.
6. When I was secure, I said, "I will never be shaken."
7. LORD, when You showed Your favor, You made me stand like a strong mountain; when You hid Your face, I was terrified.

Proverbs 10:30-32
30. The righteous will never be shaken, but the wicked will not remain on the earth.
31. The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32. The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate, but the mouth of the wicked, [only] what is perverse.

Mark 8:1-21
1. In those days there was again a large crowd, and they had nothing to eat. He summoned the disciples and said to them,
2. "I have compassion on the crowd, because they've already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
3. If I send them home famished, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a long distance."
4. His disciples answered Him, "Where can anyone get enough bread here in this desolate place to fill these people?"
5. "How many loaves do you have?" He asked them. "Seven," they said.
6. Then He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. Taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks, broke the [loaves], and kept on giving [them] to His disciples to set before [the people]. So they served the [loaves] to the crowd.
7. They also had a few small fish, and when He had blessed them, He said these were to be served as well.
8. They ate and were filled. Then they collected seven large baskets of leftover pieces.
9. About 4,000 [men] were there. He dismissed them
10. and immediately got into the boat with His disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.
11. The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, demanding of Him a sign from heaven to test Him.
12. But sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation demand a sign? I assure you: No sign will be given to this generation!"
13. Then He left them, got on board [the boat] again, and went to the other side.
14. They had forgotten to take bread and had only one loaf with them in the boat.
15. Then he commanded them: "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."
16. They were discussing among themselves that they did not have any bread.
17. Aware of this, He said to them, "Why are you discussing that you do not have any bread? Do you not yet understand or comprehend? Is your heart hardened?
18. Do you have eyes, and not see, and do you have ears, and not hear? And do you not remember?
19. When I broke the five loaves for the 5,000, how many baskets full of pieces of bread did you collect?" "Twelve," they told Him.
20. "When I broke the seven loaves for the 4,000, how many large baskets full of pieces of bread did you collect?" "Seven," they said.
21. And He said to them, "Don't you understand yet?"