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March 5


Numbers 7:1-89
1. Now, when Moses had completed the erection of the Dwelling and had anointed and consecrated it with all its equipment (as well as the altar with all its equipment),
2. an offering was made by the princes of Israel, who were heads of ancestral houses; the same princes of the tribes who supervised the census.
3. The offering they brought before the LORD consisted of six baggage wagons and twelve oxen, that is, a wagon for every two princes, and an ox for every prince. These they presented as their offering before the Dwelling.
4. The LORD then said to Moses,
5. "Accept their offering, that these things may be put to use in the service of the meeting tent. Assign them to the Levites, to each group in proportion to its duties."
6. So Moses accepted the wagons and oxen, and assigned them to the Levites.
7. He gave two wagons and four oxen to the Gershonites in proportion to their duties,
8. and four wagons and eight oxen to the Merarites in proportion to their duties, under the supervision of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.
9. He gave none to the Kohathites, because they had to carry on their shoulders the sacred objects which were their charge.
10. For the dedication of the altar also, the princes brought offerings before the altar on the day it was anointed.
11. But the LORD said to Moses, "Let one prince a day present his offering for the dedication of the altar."
12. The one who presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon, son of Amminadab, prince of the tribe of Judah.
13. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
14. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
15. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
16. one goat for a sin offering;
17. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Nahshon, son of Amminadab.
18. On the second day Nethanel, son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, made his offering.
19. He presented as his offering one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
20. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
21. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
22. one goat for a sin offering;
23. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Nethanel, son of Zuar.
24. On the third day it was the turn of Eliab, son of Helon, prince of the Zebulunites.
25. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
26. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
27. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
28. one goat for a sin offering;
29. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Eliab, son of Helon.
30. On the fourth day it was the turn of Elizur, son of Shedeur, prince of the Reubenites.
31. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
32. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
33. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
34. one goat for a sin offering;
35. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Elizur, son of Shedeur.
36. On the fifth day it was the turn of Shelumiel, son of Zurishaddai, prince of the Simeonites.
37. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
38. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
39. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
40. one goat for a sin offering;
41. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Shelumiel, son of Zurishaddai.
42. On the sixth day it was the turn of Eliasaph, son of Reuel, prince of the Gadites.
43. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
44. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
45. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
46. one goat for a sin offering;
47. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Eliasaph, son of Reuel.
48. On the seventh day it was the turn of Elishama, son of Ammihud, prince of the Ephraimites.
49. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
50. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
51. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
52. one goat for a sin offering;
53. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Elishama, son of Ammihud.
54. On the eighth day it was the turn of Gamaliel, son of Pedahzur, prince of the Manassehites.
55. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
56. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
57. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
58. one goat for a sin offering;
59. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Gamaliel, son of Pedahzur.
60. On the ninth day it was the turn of Abidan, son of Gideoni, prince of the Benjaminites.
61. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
62. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
63. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
64. one goat for a sin offering;
65. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Abidan, son of Gideoni.
66. On the tenth day it was the turn of Ahiezer, son of Ammishaddai, prince of the Danites.
67. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
68. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
69. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
70. one goat for a sin offering;
71. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Ahiezer, son of Ammishaddai.
72. On the eleventh day it was the turn of Pagiel, son of Ochran, prince of the Asherites.
73. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing one hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
74. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
75. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
76. one goat for a sin offering;
77. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Pagiel, son of Ochran.
78. On the twelfth day it was the turn of Ahira, son of Enan, prince of the Naphtalites.
79. His offering consisted of one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels according to the sanctuary standard and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering;
80. one gold cup of ten shekels' weight filled with incense;
81. one young bull, one ram, and one yearling lamb for a holocaust;
82. one goat for a sin offering;
83. and two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five yearling lambs for a peace offering. This was the offering of Ahira, son of Enan.
84. These were the offerings for the dedication of the altar, given by the princes of Israel on the occasion of its anointing: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, and twelve gold cups.
85. Each silver plate weighed a hundred and thirty shekels, and each silver basin seventy, so that all the silver of these vessels amounted to two thousand four hundred shekels, according to the sanctuary standard.
86. The twelve gold cups that were filled with incense weighed ten shekels apiece, according to the sanctuary standard, so that all the gold of the cups amounted to one hundred and twenty shekels.
87. The animals for the holocausts were, in all, twelve young bulls, twelve rams, and twelve yearling lambs, with their cereal offerings; those for the sin offerings were twelve goats.
88. The animals for the peace offerings were, in all, twenty-four oxen, sixty rams, sixty goats, and sixty yearling lambs. These, then, were the offerings for the dedication of the altar after it was anointed.
89. When Moses entered the meeting tent to speak with him, he heard the voice addressing him from above the propitiatory on the ark of the commandments, from between the two cherubim; and it spoke to him....

Numbers 8:1-26
1. The LORD spoke to Moses, and said,
2. "Give Aaron this command: When you set up the seven lamps, have them throw their light toward the front of the lampstand."
3. Aaron did so, setting up the lamps to face toward the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
4. The lampstand was made of beaten gold in both its shaft and its branches, according to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses.
5. The LORD said to Moses:
6. "Take the Levites from among the Israelites and purify them.
7. This is what you shall do to them to purify them. Sprinkle them with the water of remission; then have them shave their whole bodies and wash their clothes, and so purify themselves.
8. They shall take a young bull, along with its cereal offering of fine flour mixed with oil; you shall take another young bull for a sin offering.
9. Then have the Levites come forward in front of the meeting tent, where you shall assemble also the whole community of the Israelites.
10. While the Levites are present before the LORD, the Israelites shall lay their hands upon them.
11. Let Aaron then offer the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the Israelites, thus devoting them to the service of the LORD.
12. The Levites in turn shall lay their hands on the heads of the bullocks, which shall then be immolated, the one as a sin offering and the other as a holocaust to the LORD, in atonement for the Levites.
13. Thus, then, shall you have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, to be offered as a wave offering to the LORD;
14. and thus shall you set aside the Levites from the rest of the Israelites, that they may be mine.
15. "Only then shall the Levites enter upon their service in the meeting tent. You shall purify them and offer them as a wave offering;
16. because they, among the Israelites, are strictly dedicated to me; I have taken them for myself in place of every first-born that opens the womb among the Israelites.
17. Indeed, all the first-born among the Israelites, both of man and of beast, belong to me; I consecrated them to myself on the day I slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt.
18. But in place of all the first-born Israelites I have taken the Levites;
19. and I have given these dedicated Israelites to Aaron and his sons to discharge the duties of the Israelites in the meeting tent and to make atonement for them, so that no plague may strike among the Israelites should they come near the sanctuary."
20. Thus, then, did Moses and Aaron and the whole community of the Israelites deal with the Levites, carrying out exactly the command which the LORD had given Moses concerning them.
21. When the Levites had cleansed themselves of sin and washed their clothes, Aaron offered them as a wave offering before the LORD, and made atonement for them to purify them.
22. Only then did they enter upon their service in the meeting tent under the supervision of Aaron and his sons. The command which the LORD had given Moses concerning the Levites was carried out.
23. The LORD said to Moses:
24. "This is the rule for the Levites. Each from his twenty-fifth year onward shall perform the required service in the meeting tent.
25. When he is fifty years old, he shall retire from the required service and work no longer.
26. His service with his fellow Levites shall consist in sharing their responsibilities in the meeting tent, but he shall not do the work. This, then, is how you are to regulate the duties of the Levites."

Psalms 31:1-5
1. For the leader. A psalm of David.
2. In you, LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your justice deliver me;
3. incline your ear to me; make haste to rescue me! Be my rock of refuge, a stronghold to save me.
4. You are my rock and my fortress; for your name's sake lead and guide me.
5. Free me from the net they have set for me, for you are my refuge.

Proverbs 11:4-6
4. Wealth is useless on the day of wrath, but virtue saves from death.
5. The honest man's virtue makes his way straight, but by his wickedness the wicked man falls.
6. The virtue of the upright saves them, but the faithless are caught in their own intrigue.

Mark 9:1-29
1. He also said to them, "Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come in power."
2. After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,
3. and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
4. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.
5. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
6. He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
7. Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; then from the cloud came a voice, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
8. Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone but Jesus alone with them.
9. As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
10. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what rising from the dead meant.
11. Then they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
12. He told them, "Elijah will indeed come first and restore all things, yet how is it written regarding the Son of Man that he must suffer greatly and be treated with contempt?
13. But I tell you that Elijah has come and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him."
14. When they came to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them.
15. Immediately on seeing him, the whole crowd was utterly amazed. They ran up to him and greeted him.
16. He asked them, "What are you arguing about with them?"
17. Someone from the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I have brought to you my son possessed by a mute spirit.
18. Wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable to do so."
19. He said to them in reply, "O faithless generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him to me."
20. They brought the boy to him. And when he saw him, the spirit immediately threw the boy into convulsions. As he fell to the ground, he began to roll around and foam at the mouth.
21. Then he questioned his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" He replied, "Since childhood.
22. It has often thrown him into fire and into water to kill him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."
23. Jesus said to him, " 'If you can!' Everything is possible to one who has faith."
24. Then the boy's father cried out, "I do believe, help my unbelief!"
25. Jesus, on seeing a crowd rapidly gathering, rebuked the unclean spirit and said to it, "Mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!"
26. Shouting and throwing the boy into convulsions, it came out. He became like a corpse, which caused many to say, "He is dead!"
27. But Jesus took him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up.
28. When he entered the house, his disciples asked him in private, "Why could we not drive it out?"
29. He said to them, "This kind can only come out through prayer."