Bible in one year

February 8

Exodus 27:1-21
1. "You shall make an altar of acacia wood, on a square, five cubits long and five cubits wide; it shall be three cubits high.
2. At the four corners there are to be horns, so made that they spring directly from the altar. You shall then plate it with bronze.
3. Make pots for removing the ashes, as well as shovels, basins, forks and fire pans, all of which shall be of bronze.
4. Make a grating of bronze network for it; this to have four bronze rings, one at each of its four corners.
5. Put it down around the altar, on the ground. This network is to be half as high as the altar.
6. You shall also make poles of acacia wood for the altar, and plate them with bronze.
7. These poles are to be put through the rings, so that they are on either side of the altar when it is carried.
8. Make the altar itself in the form of a hollow box, just as it was shown you on the mountain.
9. "You shall also make a court for the Dwelling. On the south side the court shall have hangings a hundred cubits long, woven of fine linen twined,
10. with twenty columns and twenty pedestals of bronze; the hooks and bands on the columns shall be of silver.
11. On the north side there shall be similar hangings, a hundred cubits long, with twenty columns and twenty pedestals of bronze; the hooks and bands on the columns shall be of silver.
12. On the west side, across the width of the court, there shall be hangings, fifty cubits long, with ten columns and ten pedestals.
13. The width of the court on the east side shall be fifty cubits.
14. On one side there shall be hangings to the extent of fifteen cubits, with three columns and three pedestals;
15. on the other side there shall be hangings to the extent of fifteen cubits, with three columns and three pedestals.
16. "At the entrance of the court there shall be a variegated curtain, twenty cubits long, woven of violet, purple and scarlet yarn and of fine linen twined. It shall have four columns and four pedestals.
17. "All the columns around the court shall have bands and hooks of silver, and pedestals of bronze.
18. The enclosure of the court is to be one hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and five cubits high. Fine linen twined must be used, and the pedestals must be of bronze.
19. All the fittings of the Dwelling, whatever be their use, as well as all its tent pegs and all the tent pegs of the court, must be of bronze.
20. "You shall order the Israelites to bring you clear oil of crushed olives, to be used for the light, so that you may keep lamps burning regularly.
21. From evening to morning Aaron and his sons shall maintain them before the LORD in the meeting tent, outside the veil which hangs in front of the commandments. This shall be a perpetual ordinance for the Israelites throughout their generations.

Exodus 28:1-43
1. "From among the Israelites have your brother Aaron, together with his sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, brought to you, that they may be my priests.
2. For the glorious adornment of your brother Aaron you shall have sacred vestments made.
3. Therefore, to the various expert workmen whom I have endowed with skill, you shall give instructions to make such vestments for Aaron as will set him apart for his sacred service as my priest.
4. These are the vestments they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a brocaded tunic, a miter and a sash. In making these sacred vestments which your brother Aaron and his sons are to wear in serving as my priests,
5. they shall use gold, violet, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.
6. "The ephod they shall make of gold thread and of violet, purple and scarlet yarn, embroidered on cloth of fine linen twined.
7. It shall have a pair of shoulder straps joined to its two upper ends.
8. The embroidered belt of the ephod shall extend out from it and, like it, be made of gold thread, of violet, purple and scarlet yarn, and of fine linen twined.
9. "Get two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel:
10. six of their names on one stone, and the other six on the other stone, in the order of their birth.
11. As a gem-cutter engraves a seal, so shall you have the two stones engraved with the names of the sons of Israel and then mounted in gold filigree work.
12. Set these two stones on the shoulder straps of the ephod as memorial stones of the sons of Israel. Thus Aaron shall bear their names on his shoulders as a reminder before the LORD.
13. Make filigree rosettes of gold,
14. as well as two chains of pure gold, twisted like cords, and fasten the cordlike chains to the filigree rosettes.
15. "The breastpiece of decision you shall also have made, embroidered like the ephod with gold thread and violet, purple and scarlet yarn on cloth of fine linen twined.
16. It is to be square when folded double, a span high and a span wide.
17. On it you shall mount four rows of precious stones: in the first row, a carnelian, a topaz and an emerald;
18. in the second row, a garnet, a sapphire and a beryl;
19. in the third row, a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;
20. in the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. These stones are to be mounted in gold filigree work,
21. twelve of them to match the names of the sons of Israel, each stone engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
22. "When the chains of pure gold, twisted like cords, have been made for the breastpiece,
23. you shall then make two rings of gold for it and fasten them to the two upper ends of the breastpiece.
24. The gold cords are then to be fastened to the two rings at the upper ends of the breastpiece,
25. the other two ends of the cords being fastened in front to the two filigree rosettes which are attached to the shoulder straps of the ephod.
26. Make two other rings of gold and put them on the two lower ends of the breastpiece, on its edge that faces the ephod.
27. Then make two more rings of gold and fasten them to the bottom of the shoulder straps next to where they join the ephod in front, just above its embroidered belt.
28. Violet ribbons shall bind the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod, so that the breastpiece will stay right above the embroidered belt of the ephod and not swing loose from it.
29. "Whenever Aaron enters the sanctuary, he will thus bear the names of the sons of Israel on the breastpiece of decision over his heart as a constant reminder before the LORD.
30. In this breastpiece of decision you shall put the Urim and Thummim, that they may be over Aaron's heart whenever he enters the presence of the LORD. Thus he shall always bear the decisions for the Israelites over his heart in the LORD'S presence.
31. "The robe of the ephod you shall make entirely of violet material.
32. It shall have an opening for the head in the center, and around this opening there shall be a selvage, woven as at the opening of a shirt, to keep it from being torn.
33. All around the hem at the bottom you shall make pomegranates, woven of violet, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen twined, with gold bells between them;
34. first a gold bell, then a pomegranate, and thus alternating all around the hem of the robe.
35. Aaron shall wear it when ministering, that its tinkling may be heard as he enters and leaves the LORD'S presence in the sanctuary; else he will die.
36. "You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, as on a seal engraving, 'Sacred to the LORD.'
37. This plate is to be tied over the miter with a violet ribbon in such a way that it rests on the front of the miter,
38. over Aaron's forehead. Since Aaron bears whatever guilt the Israelites may incur in consecrating any of their sacred gifts, this plate must always be over his forehead, so that they may find favor with the LORD.
39. "The tunic of fine linen shall be brocaded. The miter shall be made of fine linen. The sash shall be of variegated work.
40. "Likewise, for the glorious adornment of Aaron's sons you shall have tunics and sashes and turbans made.
41. With these you shall clothe your brother Aaron and his sons. Anoint and ordain them, consecrating them as my priests.
42. You must also make linen drawers for them, to cover their naked flesh from their loins to their thighs.
43. Aaron and his sons shall wear them whenever they go into the meeting tent or approach the altar to minister in the sanctuary, lest they incur guilt and die. This shall be a perpetual ordinance for him and for his descendants.

Psalms 20:1-5
1. For the leader. A psalm of David.
2. The LORD answer you in time of distress; the name of the God of Jacob defend you!
3. May God send you help from the temple, from Zion be your support.
4. May God remember your every offering, graciously accept your holocaust, Selah
5. Grant what is in your heart, fulfill your every plan.

Proverbs 7:1-5
1. My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands.
2. Keep my commands and live, my teaching as the apple of your eye;
3. Bind them on your fingers, write them on the tablet of your heart.
4. Say to Wisdom, "You are my sister!" call Understanding, "Friend!"
5. That they may keep you from another's wife, from the adulteress with her smooth words.

Matthew 24:29-51
29. "Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
30. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31. And he will send out his angels with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
32. "Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.
33. In the same way, when you see all these things, know that he is near, at the gates.
34. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.
35. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
36. "But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
37. For as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
38. In (those) days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark.
39. They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away. So will it be (also) at the coming of the Son of Man.
40. Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left.
41. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left.
42. Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
43. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into.
44. So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.
45. "Who, then, is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household to distribute to them their food at the proper time?
46. Blessed is that servant whom his master on his arrival finds doing so.
47. Amen, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.
48. But if that wicked servant says to himself, 'My master is long delayed,'
49. and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with drunkards,
50. the servant's master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour
51. and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.