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Bible in one year

April 2

Deuteronomy 27:1-26
1. Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, "Keep every command I am giving you today.
2. At the time you cross the Jordan into the land the LORD your God is giving you, you must set up large stones and cover them with plaster.
3. Write all the words of this law on the stones after you cross to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you.
4. When you have crossed the Jordan, you are to set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I am commanding you today, and you are to cover them with plaster.
5. Build an altar of stones there to the LORD your God-- you must not use any iron tool on them.
6. Use uncut stones to build the altar of the LORD your God and offer burnt offerings to the LORD your God on it.
7. There you are to sacrifice fellowship offerings, eat, and rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God.
8. Write clearly all the words of this law on the [plastered] stones."
9. Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel, "Be silent, Israel, and listen! This day you have become the people of the LORD your God.
10. Obey the LORD your God and follow His commands and statutes I am giving you today."
11. On that day Moses commanded the people,
12. "When you have crossed the Jordan, these [tribes] will stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.
13. And these [tribes] will stand on Mount Ebal to deliver the curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
14. The Levites will proclaim in a loud voice to every Israelite:
15. 'Cursed is the person who makes a carved idol or cast image, which is detestable to the LORD, the work of a craftsman, and sets [it] up in secret.' And all the people will reply, ' Amen!'
16. 'Cursed is the one who dishonors his father or mother.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
17. 'Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor's boundary marker.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
18. 'Cursed is the one who leads a blind person astray on the road.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
19. 'Cursed is the one who denies justice to a foreign resident, a fatherless child, or a widow.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
20. 'Cursed is the one who sleeps with his father's wife, for he has violated his father's marriage bed.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
21. 'Cursed is the one who has sexual intercourse with any animal.' And all the people will say 'Amen!'
22. 'Cursed is the one who sleeps with his sister, whether his father's daughter or his mother's daughter.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
23. 'Cursed is the one who sleeps with his mother-in-law.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
24. 'Cursed is the one who kills his neighbor in secret.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
25. 'Cursed is the one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'
26. 'Cursed is anyone who does not put the words of this law into practice.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

Deuteronomy 28:1-68
1. "Now if you faithfully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all His commands I am giving you today, the LORD your God will put you far above all the nations of the earth.
2. All these blessings will come and overtake you, because you obey the LORD your God:
3. You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4. Your descendants will be blessed, and your soil's produce, and the offspring of your livestock, including the young of your herds and the newborn of your flocks.
5. Your basket and kneading bowl will be blessed.
6. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7. "The LORD will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you. They will march out against you from one direction but flee from you in seven directions.
8. The LORD will grant you a blessing on your storehouses and on everything you do; He will bless you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
9. The LORD will establish you as His holy people, as He swore to you, if you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in His ways.
10. Then all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the LORD's name, and they will stand in awe of you.
11. The LORD will make you prosper abundantly with children, the offspring of your livestock, and your soil's produce in the land the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.
12. The LORD will open for you His abundant storehouse, the sky, to give your land rain in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.
13. The LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you will only move upward and never downward if you listen to the LORD your God's commands I am giving you today and are careful to follow [them].
14. Do not turn aside to the right or the left from all the things I am commanding you today, and do not go after other gods to worship them.
15. "But if you do not obey the LORD your God by carefully following all His commands and statutes I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overtake you:
16. You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.
17. Your basket and kneading bowl will be cursed.
18. Your descendants will be cursed, and your soil's produce, the young of your herds, and the newborn of your flocks.
19. You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.
20. The LORD will send against you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you do until you are destroyed and quickly perish, because of the wickedness of your actions in abandoning Me.
21. The LORD will make pestilence cling to you until He has exterminated you from the land you are entering to possess.
22. The LORD will afflict you with wasting disease, fever, inflammation, burning heat, drought, blight, and mildew; these will pursue you until you perish.
23. The sky above you will be bronze, and the earth beneath you iron.
24. The LORD will turn the rain of your land into falling dust; it will descend on you from the sky until you are destroyed.
25. The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will march out against them from one direction but flee from them in seven directions. You will be an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
26. Your corpses will be food for all the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land, and no one will scare them away.
27. "The LORD will afflict you with the boils of Egypt, tumors, a festering rash, and scabies, from which you cannot be cured.
28. The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness, and mental confusion,
29. so that at noon you will grope as a blind man gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will only be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will help [you].
30. You will become engaged to a woman, but another man will rape her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not enjoy its fruit.
31. Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away from you and not returned to you. Your flock will be given to your enemies, and no one will help you.
32. Your sons and daughters will be given to another people, while your eyes grow weary looking for them every day. But you will be powerless to do anything.
33. A people you don't know will eat your soil's produce and everything you have labored for. You will only be oppressed and crushed continually.
34. You will be driven mad by what you see.
35. The LORD will afflict you on your knees and thighs with painful and incurable boils from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.
36. "The LORD will bring you and your king that you have appointed to a nation neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you will worship other gods, of wood and stone.
37. You will become an object of horror, scorn, and ridicule among all the peoples where the LORD will drive you.
38. "You will sow much seed in the field but harvest little, because locusts will devour it.
39. You will plant and cultivate vineyards but not drink the wine or gather [the grapes], because worms will eat them.
40. You will have olives trees throughout your territory but not anoint yourself with oil, because your olives will drop off.
41. You will father sons and daughters, but they will not remain yours, because they will be taken prisoner.
42. Whirring insects will take possession of all your trees and your land's produce.
43. The foreign resident among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink lower and lower.
44. He will lend to you, but you won't lend to him. He will be the head, and you will be the tail.
45. "All these curses will come, pursue, and overtake you until you are destroyed, since you did not obey the LORD your God and keep the commands and statutes He gave you.
46. These curses will be a sign and a wonder against you and your descendants forever.
47. Because you didn't serve the LORD your God with joy and a cheerful heart, even though [you had] an abundance of everything,
48. you will serve your enemies the LORD will send against you, in famine, thirst, nakedness, and a lack of everything. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.
49. The LORD will bring a nation from far away, from the ends of the earth, to swoop down on you like an eagle, a nation whose language you don't understand,
50. a ruthless nation, showing no respect for the old and not sparing the young.
51. They will eat the offspring of your livestock and your soil's produce until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine, oil, young of your herds, or newborn of your flocks until they cause you to perish.
52. They will besiege you within all your gates until your high and fortified walls, that you trust in, come down throughout your land. They will besiege you within all your gates throughout the land the LORD your God has given you.
53. "You will eat your children, the flesh of your sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you.
54. The most sensitive and refined man among you will look grudgingly at his brother, the wife he embraces, and the rest of his children,
55. refusing to share with any of them his children's flesh that he will eat because he has nothing left during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you in all your towns.
56. The most sensitive and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her refinement and sensitivity, will begrudge the husband she embraces, her son, and her daughter,
57. the afterbirth that comes out from between her legs and the children she bears, because she will secretly eat them for lack of anything [else] during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you within your gates.
58. "If you are not careful to obey all the words of this law, which are written in this scroll, by fearing this glorious and awesome name-- Yahweh, your God--
59. He will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, severe and lasting plagues, and terrible and chronic sicknesses.
60. He will afflict you again with all the diseases of Egypt, which you dreaded, and they will cling to you.
61. The LORD will also inflict you with every sickness and plague not recorded in the book of this law, until you are destroyed.
62. Though you were as numerous as the stars of the sky, you will be left with only a few people, because you did not obey the LORD your God.
63. Just as the LORD was glad to cause you to prosper and to multiply you, so He will also be glad to cause you to perish and to destroy you. You will be deported from the land you are entering to possess.
64. Then the LORD will scatter you among all peoples from one end of the earth to the other, and there you will worship other gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.
65. You will find no peace among those nations, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and a despondent spirit.
66. Your life will hang in doubt before you. You will be in dread night and day, never certain of survival.
67. In the morning you will say, 'If only it were evening!' and in the evening you will say, 'If only it were morning!'-- because of the dread you will have in your heart and because of what you will see.
68. The LORD will take you back in ships to Egypt by a route that I said you would never see again. There you will sell yourselves to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy [you]."

Psalms 39:12-13
12. "Hear my prayer, LORD, and listen to my cry for help; do not be silent at my tears. For I am a foreigner residing with You, a sojourner like all my fathers.
13. Turn Your angry gaze from me so that I may be cheered up before I die and am gone."

Proverbs 13:7-8
7. One man pretends to be rich but has nothing; another pretends to be poor but has great wealth.
8. Riches are a ransom for a man's life, but a poor man hears no threat.

Luke 6:27-49
27. "But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28. bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
29. If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don't hold back your shirt either.
30. Give to everyone who asks from you, and from one who takes away your things, don't ask for them back.
31. Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them.
32. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.
33. If you do [what is] good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.
34. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full.
35. But love your enemies, do [what is] good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.
36. Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
37. "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
38. Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure-- pressed down, shaken together, and running over-- will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."
39. He also told them a parable: "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?
40. A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.
41. "Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but don't notice the log in your own eye?
42. Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck in your brother's eye.
43. "A good tree doesn't produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn't produce good fruit.
44. For each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs aren't gathered from thornbushes, or grapes picked from a bramble bush.
45. A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.
46. "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things I say?
47. I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:
48. He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn't shake it, because it was well built.
49. But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The river crashed against it, and immediately it collapsed. And the destruction of that house was great!"