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February 11


Exodus 33:1-23
1. The LORD told Moses, "You and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, are to go up from here to the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob I would give to their descendants.
2. Driving out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, I will send an angel before you
3. to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I myself will not go up in your company, because you are a stiff-necked people; otherwise I might exterminate you on the way."
4. When the people heard this bad news, they went into mourning, and no one wore his ornaments.
5. The LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites: You are a stiff-necked people. Were I to go up in your company even for a moment, I would exterminate you. Take off your ornaments, therefore; I will then see what I am to do with you."
6. So, from Mount Horeb onward, the Israelites laid aside their ornaments.
7. The tent, which was called the meeting tent, Moses used to pitch at some distance away, outside the camp. Anyone who wished to consult the LORD would go to this meeting tent outside the camp.
8. Whenever Moses went out to the tent, the people would all rise and stand at the entrance of their own tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.
9. As Moses entered the tent, the column of cloud would come down and stand at its entrance while the LORD spoke with Moses.
10. On seeing the column of cloud stand at the entrance of the tent, all the people would rise and worship at the entrance of their own tents.
11. The LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as one man speaks to another. Moses would then return to the camp, but his young assistant, Joshua, son of Nun, would not move out of the tent.
12. Moses said to the LORD, "You, indeed, are telling me to lead this people on; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'You are my intimate friend,' and also, 'You have found favor with me.'
13. Now, if I have found favor with you, do let me know your ways so that, in knowing you, I may continue to find favor with you. Then, too, this nation is, after all, your own people."
14. "I myself," the LORD answered, "will go along, to give you rest."
15. Moses replied, "If you are not going yourself, do not make us go up from here.
16. For how can it be known that we, your people and I, have found favor with you, except by your going with us? Then we, your people and I, will be singled out from every other people on the earth."
17. The LORD said to Moses, "This request, too, which you have just made, I will carry out, because you have found favor with me and you are my intimate friend."
18. Then Moses said, "Do let me see your glory!"
19. He answered, "I will make all my beauty pass before you, and in your presence I will pronounce my name, 'LORD'; I who show favors to whom I will, I who grant mercy to whom I will.
20. But my face you cannot see, for no man sees me and still lives.
21. Here," continued the LORD, "is a place near me where you shall station yourself on the rock.
22. When my glory passes I will set you in the hollow of the rock and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
23. Then I will remove my hand, so that you may see my back; but my face is not to be seen."

Exodus 34:1-35
1. The LORD said to Moses, "Cut two stone tablets like the former, that I may write on them the commandments which were on the former tablets that you broke.
2. Get ready for tomorrow morning, when you are to go up Mount Sinai and there present yourself to me on the top of the mountain.
3. No one shall come up with you, and no one is even to be seen on any part of the mountain; even the flocks and the herds are not to go grazing toward this mountain."
4. Moses then cut two stone tablets like the former, and early the next morning he went up Mount Sinai as the LORD had commanded him, taking along the two stone tablets.
5. Having come down in a cloud, the LORD stood with him there and proclaimed his name, "LORD."
6. Thus the LORD passed before him and cried out, "The LORD, the LORD, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity,
7. continuing his kindness for a thousand generations, and forgiving wickedness and crime and sin; yet not declaring the guilty guiltless, but punishing children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation for their fathers' wickedness!"
8. Moses at once bowed down to the ground in worship.
9. Then he said, "If I find favor with you, O Lord, do come along in our company. This is indeed a stiff-necked people; yet pardon our wickedness and sins, and receive us as your own."
10. "Here, then," said the LORD, "is the covenant I will make. Before the eyes of all your people I will work such marvels as have never been wrought in any nation anywhere on earth, so that this people among whom you live may see how awe-inspiring are the deeds which I, the LORD, will do at your side.
11. But you, on your part, must keep the commandments I am giving you today. "I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
12. Take care, therefore, not to make a covenant with these inhabitants of the land that you are to enter; else they will become a snare among you.
13. Tear down their altars; smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their sacred poles.
14. You shall not worship any other god, for the LORD is 'the Jealous One'; a jealous God is he.
15. Do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of that land; else, when they render their wanton worship to their gods and sacrifice to them, one of them may invite you and you may partake of his sacrifice.
16. Neither shall you take their daughters as wives for your sons; otherwise, when their daughters render their wanton worship to their gods, they will make your sons do the same.
17. "You shall not make for yourselves molten gods.
18. "You shall keep the feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days at the prescribed time in the month of Abib you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you; for in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt.
19. "To me belongs every first-born male that opens the womb among all your livestock, whether in the herd or in the flock.
20. The firstling of an ass you shall redeem with one of the flock; if you do not redeem it, you must break its neck. The first-born among your sons you shall redeem. "No one shall appear before me empty-handed.
21. "For six days you may work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; on that day you must rest even during the seasons of plowing and harvesting.
22. "You shall keep the feast of Weeks with the first of the wheat harvest; likewise, the feast at the fruit harvest at the close of the year.
23. Three times a year all your men shall appear before the Lord, the LORD God of Israel.
24. Since I will drive out the nations before you to give you a large territory, there will be no one to covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD, your God.
25. "You shall not offer me the blood of sacrifice with leavened bread, nor shall the sacrifice of the Passover feast be kept overnight for the next day.
26. "The choicest first fruits of your soil you shall bring to the house of the LORD, your God. "You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk."
27. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write down these words, for in accordance with them I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."
28. So Moses stayed there with the LORD for forty days and forty nights, without eating any food or drinking any water, and he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
29. As Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiant while he conversed with the LORD.
30. When Aaron, then, and the other Israelites saw Moses and noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become, they were afraid to come near him.
31. Only after Moses called to them did Aaron and all the rulers of the community come back to him. Moses then spoke to them.
32. Later on, all the Israelites came up to him, and he enjoined on them all that the LORD had told him on Mount Sinai.
33. When he finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.
34. Whenever Moses entered the presence of the LORD to converse with him, he removed the veil until he came out again. On coming out, he would tell the Israelites all that had been commanded.
35. Then the Israelites would see that the skin of Moses' face was radiant; so he would again put the veil over his face until he went in to converse with the LORD.

Psalms 21:8-13
8. For the king trusts in the LORD, stands firm through the love of the Most High.
9. Your hand will reach all your enemies; your right hand will reach your foes!
10. At the time of your coming you will drive them into a furnace. Then the LORD'S anger will consume them, devour them with fire.
11. Even their descendants you will wipe out from the earth, their offspring from the human race.
12. Though they intend evil against you, devising plots, they will not succeed,
13. For you will put them to flight; you will aim at them with your bow. III

Proverbs 8:1-5
1. Does not Wisdom call, and Understanding raise her voice?
2. On the top of the heights along the road, at the crossroads she takes her stand;
3. By the gates at the approaches of the city, in the entryways she cries aloud:
4. "To you, O men, I call; my appeal is to the children of men.
5. You simple ones, gain resource, you fools, gain sense.

Matthew 26:1-25
1. When Jesus finished all these words, he said to his disciples,
2. "You know that in two days' time it will be Passover, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
3. Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4. and they consulted together to arrest Jesus by treachery and put him to death.
5. But they said, "Not during the festival, that there may not be a riot among the people."
6. Now when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,
7. a woman came up to him with an alabaster jar of costly perfumed oil, and poured it on his head while he was reclining at table.
8. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant and said, "Why this waste?
9. It could have been sold for much, and the money given to the poor."
10. Since Jesus knew this, he said to them, "Why do you make trouble for the woman? She has done a good thing for me.
11. The poor you will always have with you; but you will not always have me.
12. In pouring this perfumed oil upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
13. Amen, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be spoken of, in memory of her."
14. Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscar iot, went to the chief priests
15. and said, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" They paid him thirty pieces of silver,
16. and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.
17. On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, "Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?"
18. He said, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The teacher says, "My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples."'"
19. The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover.
20. When it was evening, he reclined at table with the Twelve.
21. And while they were eating, he said, "Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me."
22. Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another, "Surely it is not I, Lord?"
23. He said in reply, "He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me is the one who will betray me.
24. The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man if he had never been born."
25. Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply, "Surely it is not I, Rabbi?" He answered, "You have said so."