Bible in one year

February 12

Exodus 35:1-35
1. Moses assembled the whole Israelite community and said to them, "This is what the LORD has commanded to be done.
2. On six days work may be done, but the seventh day shall be sacred to you as the sabbath of complete rest to the LORD. Anyone who does work on that day shall be put to death.
3. You shall not even light a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath day."
4. Moses told the whole Israelite community, "This is what the LORD has commanded:
5. Take up among you a collection for the LORD. Everyone, as his heart prompts him, shall bring, as a contribution to the LORD, gold, silver and bronze;
6. violet, purple and scarlet yarn; fine linen and goat hair;
7. rams' skins dyed red, and tahash skins; acacia wood;
8. oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
9. onyx stones and other gems for mounting on the ephod and on the breastpiece.
10. "Let every expert among you come and make all that the LORD has commanded: the Dwelling,
11. with its tent, its covering, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its columns and its pedestals;
12. the ark, with its poles, the propitiatory, and the curtain veil;
13. the table, with its poles and all its appurtenances, and the showbread;
14. the lampstand, with its appurtenances, the lamps, and the oil for the light;
15. the altar of incense, with its poles; the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense; the entrance curtain for the entrance of the Dwelling;
16. the altar of holocausts, with its bronze grating, its poles, and all its appurtenances; the laver, with its base;
17. the hangings of the court, with their columns and pedestals; the curtain for the entrance of the court;
18. the tent pegs for the Dwelling and for the court, with their ropes;
19. the service cloths for use in the sanctuary; the sacred vestments for Aaron, the priest, and the vestments worn by his sons in their ministry."
20. When the whole Israelite community left Moses' presence,
21. everyone, as his heart suggested and his spirit prompted, brought a contribution to the LORD for the construction of the meeting tent, for all its services, and for the sacred vestments.
22. Both the men and the women, all as their heart prompted them, brought brooches, earrings, rings, necklaces and various other gold articles. Everyone who could presented an offering of gold to the LORD.
23. Everyone who happened to have violet, purple or scarlet yarn, fine linen or goat hair, rams' skins dyed red or tahash skins, brought them.
24. Whoever could make a contribution of silver or bronze offered it to the LORD; and everyone who happened to have acacia wood for any part of the work, brought it.
25. All the women who were expert spinners brought hand-spun violet, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen thread.
26. All the women who possessed the skill, spun goat hair.
27. The princes brought onyx stones and other gems for mounting on the ephod and on the breastpiece;
28. as well as spices, and oil for the light, anointing oil, and fragrant incense.
29. Every Israelite man and woman brought to the LORD such voluntary offerings as they thought best, for the various kinds of work which the LORD had commanded Moses to have done.
30. Moses said to the Israelites, "See, the LORD has chosen Bezalel, son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
31. and has filled him with a divine spirit of skill and understanding and knowledge in every craft:
32. in the production of embroidery, in making things of gold, silver or bronze,
33. in cutting and mounting precious stones, in carving wood, and in every other craft.
34. He has also given both him and Oholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others.
35. He has endowed them with skill to execute all types of work: engraving, embroidering, the making of variegated cloth of violet, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen thread, weaving, and all other arts and crafts.

Exodus 36:1-38
1. "Bezalel, therefore, will set to work with Oholiab and with all the experts whom the LORD has endowed with skill and understanding in knowing how to execute all the work for the service of the sanctuary, just as the LORD has commanded."
2. Moses then called Bezalel and Oholiab and all the other experts whom the LORD had endowed with skill, men whose hearts moved them to come and take part in the work.
3. They received from Moses all the contributions which the Israelites had brought for establishing the service of the sanctuary. Still, morning after morning the people continued to bring their voluntary offerings to Moses.
4. Thereupon the experts who were executing the various kinds of work for the sanctuary, all left the work they were doing,
5. and told Moses, "The people are bringing much more than is needed to carry out the work which the LORD has commanded us to do."
6. Moses, therefore, ordered a proclamation to be made throughout the camp: "Let neither man nor woman make any more contributions for the sanctuary." So the people stopped bringing their offerings;
7. there was already enough at hand, in fact, more than enough, to complete the work to be done.
8. The various experts who were executing the work, made the Dwelling with its ten sheets woven of fine linen twined, having cherubim embroidered on them with violet, purple and scarlet yarn.
9. The length of each sheet was twenty-eight cubits, and the width four cubits; all the sheets were of the same size.
10. Five of the sheets were sewed together, edge to edge; and the same for the other five.
11. Loops of violet yarn were made along the edge of the end sheet in the first set, and the same along the edge of the end sheet in the second set.
12. Fifty loops were thus put on one inner sheet, and fifty loops on the inner sheet in the other set, with the loops directly opposite each other.
13. Then fifty clasps of gold were made, with which the sheets were joined so that the Dwelling formed one whole.
14. Sheets of goat hair were also woven as a tent over the Dwelling. Eleven such sheets were made.
15. The length of each sheet was thirty cubits and the width four cubits; all eleven sheets were the same size.
16. Five of these sheets were sewed edge to edge into one set; and the other six sheets into another set.
17. Fifty loops were made along the edge of the end sheet in one set, and fifty loops along the edge of the corresponding sheet in the other set.
18. Fifty bronze clasps were made with which the tent was joined so that it formed one whole.
19. A covering for the tent was made of rams' skins dyed red, and above that, a covering of tahash skins.
20. Boards of acacia wood were made as walls for the Dwelling.
21. The length of each board was ten cubits, and the width one and a half cubits.
22. Each board had two arms, fastening them in line. In this way all the boards of the Dwelling were made.
23. They were set up as follows: twenty boards on the south side,
24. with forty silver pedestals under the twenty boards, so that there were two pedestals under each board, at its two arms;
25. twenty boards on the other side of the Dwelling, the north side,
26. with their forty silver pedestals, two under each board;
27. six boards at the rear of the Dwelling, to the west;
28. and two boards at the corners in the rear of the Dwelling.
29. These were double at the bottom, and likewise double at the top, to the first ring. That is how both boards in the corners were made.
30. Thus, there were in the rear eight boards, with their sixteen silver pedestals, two pedestals under each board.
31. Bars of acacia wood were also made, five for the boards on one side of the Dwelling,
32. five for those on the other side, and five for those at the rear, to the west.
33. The center bar, at the middle of the boards, was made to reach across from end to end.
34. The boards were plated with gold, and gold rings were made on them as holders for the bars, which were also plated with gold.
35. The veil was woven of violet, purple and scarlet yarn, and of fine linen twined, with cherubim embroidered on it.
36. Four gold-plated columns of acacia wood, with gold hooks, were made for it, and four silver pedestals were cast for them.
37. The curtain for the entrance of the tent was made of violet, purple and scarlet yarn, and of fine linen twined, woven in a variegated manner.
38. Its five columns, with their hooks as well as their capitals and bands, were plated with gold; their five pedestals were of bronze.

Psalms 22:1-8
1. For the leader; according to "The deer of the dawn." A psalm of David.
2. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why so far from my call for help, from my cries of anguish?
3. My God, I call by day, but you do not answer; by night, but I have no relief.
4. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the glory of Israel.
5. In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted and you rescued them.
6. To you they cried out and they escaped; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.
7. But I am a worm, hardly human, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
8. All who see me mock me; they curl their lips and jeer; they shake their heads at me:

Proverbs 8:6-11
6. "Give heed! for noble things I speak; honesty opens my lips.
7. Yes, the truth my mouth recounts, but the wickedness my lips abhor.
8. Sincere are all the words of my mouth, no one of them is wily or crooked;
9. All of them are plain to the man of intelligence, and right to those who attain knowledge.
10. Receive my instruction in preference to silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11. (For Wisdom is better than corals, and no choice possessions can compare with her.)

Matthew 26:26-50
26. While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body."
27. Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you,
28. for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.
29. I tell you, from now on I shall not drink this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father."
30. Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31. Then Jesus said to them, "This night all of you will have your faith in me shaken, for it is written: 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed';
32. but after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee."
33. Peter said to him in reply, "Though all may have their faith in you shaken, mine will never be."
34. Jesus said to him, "Amen, I say to you, this very night before the cock crows, you will deny me three times."
35. Peter said to him, "Even though I should have to die with you, I will not deny you." And all the disciples spoke likewise.
36. Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray."
37. He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress.
38. Then he said to them, "My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me."
39. He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will."
40. When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, "So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?
41. Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
42. Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, "My Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!"
43. Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open.
44. He left them and withdrew again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing again.
45. Then he returned to his disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners.
46. Get up, let us go. Look, my betrayer is at hand."
47. While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a large crowd, with swords and clubs, who had come from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
48. His betrayer had arranged a sign with them, saying, "The man I shall kiss is the one; arrest him."
49. Immediately he went over to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and he kissed him.
50. Jesus answered him, "Friend, do what you have come for." Then stepping forward they laid hands on Jesus and arrested him.