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March 9


Numbers 15:1-41
1. The LORD instructed Moses:
2. "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you to settle in,
3. and you make a fire offering to the LORD from the herd or flock-- either a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow, or as a freewill offering, or at your appointed festivals-- to produce a pleasing aroma for the LORD,
4. the one presenting his offering to the LORD must also present a grain offering of two quarts of fine flour mixed with a quart of oil.
5. Prepare a quart of wine as a drink offering with the burnt offering or sacrifice of each lamb.
6. "If you prepare a grain offering with a ram, it must be four quarts of fine flour mixed with a third of a gallon of oil.
7. Also present a third of a gallon of wine for a drink offering as a pleasing aroma to the LORD.
8. "If you prepare a young bull as a burnt offering or as a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow, or as a fellowship offering to the LORD,
9. a grain offering of six quarts of fine flour mixed with two quarts of oil must be presented with the bull.
10. Also present two quarts of wine as a drink offering. It is a fire offering of pleasing aroma to the LORD.
11. This is to be done for each ox, ram, lamb, or goat.
12. This is how you must prepare each of them, no matter how many.
13. "Every Israelite is to prepare these things in this way when he presents a fire offering as a pleasing aroma to the LORD.
14. When a foreigner resides with you or someone else is among you and wants to prepare a fire offering as a pleasing aroma to the LORD, he is to do exactly as you do throughout your generations.
15. The assembly is to have the same statute for both you and the foreign resident as a permanent statute throughout your generations. You and the foreigner will be alike before the LORD.
16. The same law and the same ordinance will apply to both you and the foreigner who resides with you."
17. The LORD instructed Moses:
18. "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: After you enter the land where I am bringing you,
19. you are to offer a contribution to the LORD when you eat from the food of the land.
20. You are to offer a loaf from your first batch of dough as a contribution; offer it just like a contribution from the threshing floor.
21. Throughout your generations, you are to give the LORD a contribution from the first batch of your dough.
22. "When you sin unintentionally and do not obey all these commands that the LORD spoke to Moses--
23. all that the LORD has commanded you through Moses, from the day the LORD issued the commands and onward throughout your generations--
24. and if it was done unintentionally without the community's awareness, the entire community is to prepare one young bull for a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, with its grain offering and drink offering according to the regulation, and one male goat as a sin offering.
25. The priest must then make atonement for the entire Israelite community so that they may be forgiven, for the sin was unintentional. They are to bring their offering, one made by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD for their unintentional sin.
26. The entire Israelite community and the foreigner who resides among them will be forgiven, since it happened to all the people unintentionally.
27. "If one person sins unintentionally, he is to present a year-old female goat as a sin offering.
28. The priest must then make atonement before the LORD on behalf of the person who acts in error sinning unintentionally, and when he makes atonement for him, he will be forgiven.
29. You are to have the same law for the person who acts in error, whether he is an Israelite or a foreigner who lives among you.
30. "But the person who acts defiantly, whether native or foreign resident, blasphemes the LORD. That person is to be cut off from his people.
31. He will certainly be cut off, because he has despised the LORD's word and broken His command; his guilt remains on him."
32. While the Israelites were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day.
33. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses, Aaron, and the entire community.
34. They placed him in custody, because it had not been decided what should be done to him.
35. Then the LORD told Moses, "The man is to be put to death. The entire community is to stone him outside the camp."
36. So the entire community brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
37. The LORD said to Moses,
38. "Speak to the Israelites and tell them that throughout their generations they are to make tassels for the corners of their garments, and put a blue cord on the tassel at [each] corner.
39. These will serve as tassels for you to look at, so that you may remember all the LORD's commands and obey them and not become unfaithful by following your own heart and your own eyes.
40. This way you will remember and obey all My commands and be holy to your God.
41. I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the LORD your God."

Numbers 16:1-35
1. Now Korah son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took
2. 250 prominent Israelite men who were leaders of the community and representatives in the assembly, and they rebelled against Moses.
3. They came together against Moses and Aaron and told them, "You have gone too far! Everyone in the entire community is holy, and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the LORD's assembly?"
4. When Moses heard [this], he fell facedown.
5. Then he said to Korah and all his followers, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will reveal who belongs to Him, who is set apart, and [the one] He will let come near Him. He will let the one He chooses come near Him.
6. Korah, you and all your followers are to do this: take firepans, and tomorrow
7. place fire in them and put incense on them before the LORD. Then the man the LORD chooses will be the one who is set apart. It is you Levites who have gone too far!"
8. Moses also told Korah, "Now listen, Levites!
9. Isn't it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the Israelite community to bring you near to Himself, to perform the work at the LORD's tabernacle, and to stand before the community to minister to them?
10. He has brought you near, and all your fellow Levites who are with you, but you are seeking the priesthood as well.
11. Therefore, it is you and all your followers who have conspired against the LORD! As for Aaron, who is he that you should complain about him?"
12. Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, "We will not come!
13. Is it not enough that you brought us up from a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness? Do you also have to appoint yourself as ruler over us?
14. Furthermore, you didn't bring us to a land flowing with milk and honey or give us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come!"
15. Then Moses became angry and said to the LORD, "Don't respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them or mistreated a single one of them."
16. So Moses told Korah, "You and all your followers are to appear before the LORD tomorrow-- you, they, and Aaron.
17. Each of you is to take his firepan, place incense on it, and present his firepan before the LORD-- 250 firepans. You and Aaron [are] each [to present] your firepan also."
18. Each man took his firepan, placed fire in it, put incense on it, and stood at the entrance to the tent of meeting along with Moses and Aaron.
19. After Korah assembled the whole community against them at the entrance to the tent of meeting, the glory of the LORD appeared to the whole community.
20. The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron,
21. "Separate yourselves from this community so I may consume them instantly."
22. But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and said, "God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will you vent Your wrath on the whole community?"
23. The LORD replied to Moses,
24. "Tell the community: Get away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram."
25. Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.
26. He warned the community, "Get away now from the tents of these wicked men. Don't touch anything that belongs to them, or you will be swept away because of all their sins."
27. So they got away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Meanwhile, Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrance of their tents with their wives, children, and infants.
28. Then Moses said, "This is how you will know that the LORD sent me to do all these things and that it was not of my own will:
29. If these men die [naturally] as all people would, and suffer the fate of all, then the LORD has not sent me.
30. But if the LORD brings about something unprecedented, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them along with all that belongs to them so that they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have despised the LORD."
31. Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open.
32. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's people, and all [their] possessions.
33. They went down alive into Sheol with all that belonged to them. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly.
34. At their cries, all [the people of Israel] who were around them fled because they thought, "The earth may swallow us too!"
35. Fire also came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were presenting the incense.

Psalms 32:1-5
1. [Davidic. A Maskil.] How happy is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!
2. How happy is the man the LORD does not charge with sin, and in whose spirit is no deceit!
3. When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long.
4. For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer's heat. Selah
5. Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not conceal my iniquity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and You took away the guilt of my sin. Selah

Proverbs 11:16-18
16. A gracious woman gains honor, but violent men gain [only] riches.
17. A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.
18. The wicked man earns an empty wage, but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.

Mark 11:1-19
1. When they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany near the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples
2. and told them, "Go into the village ahead of you. As soon as you enter it, you will find a young donkey tied there, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here.
3. If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here right away.'"
4. So they went and found a young donkey outside in the street, tied by a door. They untied it,
5. and some of those standing there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the donkey?"
6. They answered them just as Jesus had said, so they let them go.
7. Then they brought the donkey to Jesus and threw their robes on it, and He sat on it.
8. Many people spread their robes on the road, and others spread leafy branches cut from the fields.
9. Then those who went ahead and those who followed kept shouting: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
10. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!
11. And He went into Jerusalem and into the temple complex. After looking around at everything, since it was already late, He went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
12. The next day when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry.
13. After seeing in the distance a fig tree with leaves, He went to find out if there was anything on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.
14. He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples heard it.
15. They came to Jerusalem, and He went into the temple complex and began to throw out those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers' tables and the chairs of those selling doves,
16. and would not permit anyone to carry goods through the temple complex.
17. Then He began to teach them: "Is it not written, My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it a den of thieves!"
18. Then the chief priests and the scribes heard it and started looking for a way to destroy Him. For they were afraid of Him, because the whole crowd was astonished by His teaching.
19. And whenever evening came, they would go out of the city.