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Bible in one year


February 2


Exodus 15:1-27
1. Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: I will sing to the LORD, for he is gloriously triumphant; horse and chariot he has cast into the sea.
2. My strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my savior. He is my God, I praise him; the God of my father, I extol him.
3. The LORD is a warrior, LORD is his name!
4. Pharaoh's chariots and army he hurled into the sea; the elite of his officers were submerged in the Red Sea.
5. The flood waters covered them, they sank into the depths like a stone.
6. Your right hand, O LORD, magnificent in power, your right hand, O LORD, has shattered the enemy.
7. In your great majesty you overthrew your adversaries; you loosed your wrath to consume them like stubble.
8. At a breath of your anger the waters piled up, the flowing waters stood like a mound, the flood waters congealed in the midst of the sea.
9. The enemy boasted, "I will pursue and overtake them; I will divide the spoils and have my fill of them; I will draw my sword; my hand shall despoil them!"
10. When your wind blew, the sea covered them; like lead they sank in the mighty waters.
11. Who is like to you among the gods, O LORD? Who is like to you, magnificent in holiness? O terrible in renown, worker of wonders,
12. when you stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them!
13. In your mercy you led the people you redeemed; in your strength you guided them to your holy dwelling.
14. The nations heard and quaked; anguish gripped the dwellers in Philistia.
15. Then were the princes of Edom dismayed; trembling seized the chieftains of Moab; All the dwellers in Canaan melted away;
16. terror and dread fell upon them. By the might of your arm they were frozen like stone, while your people, O LORD, passed over, while the people you had made your own passed over.
17. And you brought them in and planted them on the mountain of your inheritance-- the place where you made your seat, O LORD, the sanctuary, O LORD, which your hands established.
18. The LORD shall reign forever and ever.
19. They sang thus because Pharaoh's horses and chariots and charioteers had gone into the sea, and the LORD made the waters of the sea flow back upon them, though the Israelites had marched on dry land through the midst of the sea.
20. The prophetess Miriam, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, while all the women went out after her with tambourines, dancing;
21. and she led them in the refrain: Sing to the LORD, for he is gloriously triumphant; horse and chariot he has cast into the sea.
22. Then Moses led Israel forward from the Red Sea, and they marched out to the desert of Shur. After traveling for three days through the desert without finding water,
23. they arrived at Marah, where they could not drink the water, because it was too bitter. Hence this place was called Marah.
24. As the people grumbled against Moses, saying, "What are we to drink?"
25. he appealed to the LORD, who pointed out to him a certain piece of wood. When he threw this into the water, the water became fresh.It was here that the LORD, in making rules and regulations for them, put them to the test.
26. "If you really listen to the voice of the LORD, your God," he told them, "and do what is right in his eyes: if you heed his commandments and keep all his precepts, I will not afflict you with any of the diseases with which I afflicted the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer."
27. Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.

Exodus 16:1-36
1. Having set out from Elim, the whole Israelite community came into the desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt.
2. Here in the desert the whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.
3. The Israelites said to them, "Would that we had died at the LORD'S hand in the land of Egypt, as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread! But you had to lead us into this desert to make the whole community die of famine!"
4. Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will now rain down bread from heaven for you. Each day the people are to go out and gather their daily portion; thus will I test them, to see whether they follow my instructions or not.
5. On the sixth day, however, when they prepare what they bring in, let it be twice as much as they gather on the other days."
6. So Moses and Aaron told all the Israelites, "At evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt;
7. and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, as he heeds your grumbling against him. But what are we that you should grumble against us?
8. When the LORD gives you flesh to eat in the evening," continued Moses, "and in the morning your fill of bread, as he heeds the grumbling you utter against him, what then are we? Your grumbling is not against us, but against the LORD."
9. Then Moses said to Aaron, "Tell the whole Israelite community: Present yourselves before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling."
10. When Aaron announced this to the whole Israelite community, they turned toward the desert, and lo, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud!
11. The LORD spoke to Moses and said,
12. "I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them: In the evening twilight you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread, so that you may know that I, the LORD, am your God."
13. In the evening quail came up and covered the camp. In the morning a dew lay all about the camp,
14. and when the dew evaporated, there on the surface of the desert were fine flakes like hoarfrost on the ground.
15. On seeing it, the Israelites asked one another, "What is this?" for they did not know what it was. But Moses told them, "This is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.
16. "Now, this is what the LORD has commanded. So gather it that everyone has enough to eat, an omer for each person, as many of you as there are, each man providing for those of his own tent."
17. The Israelites did so. Some gathered a large and some a small amount.
18. But when they measured it out by the omer, he who had gathered a large amount did not have too much, and he who had gathered a small amount did not have too little. They so gathered that everyone had enough to eat.
19. Moses also told them, "Let no one keep any of it over until tomorrow morning."
20. But they would not listen to him. When some kept a part of it over until the following morning, it became wormy and rotten. Therefore Moses was displeased with them.
21. Morning after morning they gathered it, till each had enough to eat; but when the sun grew hot, the manna melted away.
22. On the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, two omers for each person. When all the leaders of the community came and reported this to Moses,
23. he told them, "That is what the LORD prescribed. Tomorrow is a day of complete rest, the sabbath, sacred to the LORD. You may either bake or boil the manna, as you please; but whatever is left put away and keep for the morrow."
24. When they put it away for the morrow, as Moses commanded, it did not become rotten or wormy.
25. Moses then said, "Eat it today, for today is the sabbath of the LORD. On this day you will not find any of it on the ground.
26. On the other six days you can gather it, but on the seventh day, the sabbath, none of it will be there."
27. Still, on the seventh day some of the people went out to gather it, although they did not find any.
28. Then the LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep my commandments and laws?
29. Take note! The LORD has given you the sabbath. That is why on the sixth day he gives you food for two days. On the seventh day everyone is to stay home and no one is to go out."
30. After that the people rested on the seventh day.
31. The Israelites called this food manna. It was like coriander seed, but white, and it tasted like wafers made with honey.
32. Moses said, "This is what the LORD has commanded. Keep an omerful of manna for your descendants, that they may see what food I gave you to eat in the desert when I brought you out of the land of Egypt."
33. Moses then told Aaron, "Take an urn and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the LORD in safekeeping for your descendants."
34. So Aaron placed it in front of the commandments for safekeeping, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
35. The Israelites ate this manna for forty years, until they came to settled land; they ate manna until they reached the borders of Canaan.
36. (An omer is one tenth of an ephah.)

Psalms 18:20-27
20. He set me free in the open; he rescued me because he loves me.
21. The LORD acknowledged my righteousness, rewarded my clean hands.
22. For I kept the ways of the LORD; I was not disloyal to my God.
23. His laws were all before me, his decrees I did not cast aside.
24. I was honest toward him; I was on guard against sin.
25. So the LORD rewarded my righteousness, the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
26. Toward the faithful you are faithful; to the honest you are honest;
27. Toward the sincere, sincere; but to the perverse you are devious.

Proverbs 6:12-15
12. A scoundrel, a villain, is he who deals in crooked talk.
13. He winks his eyes, shuffles his feet, makes signs with his fingers;
14. He has perversity in his heart, is always plotting evil, sows discord.
15. Therefore suddenly ruin comes upon him; in an instant he is crushed beyond cure.

Matthew 21:23-46
23. When he had come into the temple area, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached him as he was teaching and said, "By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?"
24. Jesus said to them in reply, "I shall ask you one question, and if you answer it for me, then I shall tell you by what authority I do these things.
25. Where was John's baptism from? Was it of heavenly or of human origin?" They discussed this among themselves and said, "If we say 'Of heavenly origin,' he will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
26. But if we say, 'Of human origin,' we fear the crowd, for they all regard John as a prophet."
27. So they said to Jesus in reply, "We do not know." He himself said to them, "Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.
28. "What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, 'Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.'
29. He said in reply, 'I will not,' but afterwards he changed his mind and went.
30. The man came to the other son and gave the same order. He said in reply, 'Yes, sir,' but did not go.
31. Which of the two did his father's will?" They answered, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.
32. When John came to you in the way of righteousness, you did not believe him; but tax collectors and prostitutes did. Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe him.
33. "Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.
34. When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce.
35. But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned.
36. Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way.
37. Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, 'They will respect my son.'
38. But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.'
39. They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
40. What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?"
41. They answered him, "He will put those wretched men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the proper times."
42. Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the scriptures: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes'?
43. Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.
44. ( The one who falls on this stone will be dashed to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.)"
45. When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking about them.
46. And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.