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Bible in one year


February 10


Exodus 31:1-18
1. Then the Lord spoke to Moses.
2. He said, "I have chosen Bezalel, the son of Uri. Uri is the son of Hur. Bezalel is from the tribe of Judah.
3. I have filled him with the Spirit of God. I have filled him with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.
4. He can make beautiful patterns in gold, silver and bronze.
5. He can cut and set stones. He can work with wood. In fact, he can work in all kinds of crafts.
6. "I have also appointed Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, to help him. Oholiab is from the tribe of Dan. "I have given ability to all of the skilled workers. They can make everything I have commanded you to make. Here is the complete list.
7. "the Tent of Meeting the ark where the tablets of the covenant are kept the cover for the ark
8. the table for the holy bread and its articles the pure gold lampstand and everything that is used with it the altar for burning incense
9. the altar for burnt offerings and all of its tools the large bowl with its stand
10. the sacred clothes for Aaron the priest the clothes for his sons when they serve as priests
11. the anointing oil the sweet-smelling incense for the Holy Room "The skilled workers must make them just as I commanded you."
12. Then the Lord spoke to Moses.
13. He said, "Tell the people of Israel, 'You must always keep my Sabbath days. That will be the sign of the covenant I have made between me and you for all time to come. Then you will know that I am the Lord. I make you holy.
14. " 'Keep the Sabbath day. It is holy to you. Those who misuse it must be put to death. Those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people.
15. Do your work in six days. But the seventh day is a Sabbath. You must rest on it. It is set apart for me. Those who work on the Sabbath day must be put to death.
16. " 'The people of Israel must keep the Sabbath. They must celebrate it for all time to come. It will be a covenant that lasts forever.
17. It will be the sign of the covenant I have made between me and the people of Israel forever. " 'I made the heavens and the earth in six days. But on the seventh day I did not work. I rested.' "
18. The Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai. Then he gave him the two tablets of the covenant. They were made out of stone. The words on them were written by the finger of God.

Exodus 32:1-35
1. The people saw that Moses took a long time to come down from the mountain. So they gathered around Aaron. They said to him, "Come. Make us a god that will lead us. This fellow Moses brought us up out of Egypt. But we don't know what has happened to him."
2. Aaron answered them, "Take the gold earrings off your wives, your sons and your daughters. Bring the earrings to me."
3. So all of the people took off their earrings. They brought them to Aaron.
4. He took what they gave him and made it into a metal statue of a god. It looked like a calf. He shaped it with a tool. Then the people said, "Israel, here is your god who brought you up out of Egypt."
5. When Aaron saw it, he built an altar in front of the calf. He said, "Tomorrow will be a feast day in the Lord's honor."
6. So the next day the people got up early. They sacrificed burnt offerings and brought friendship offerings. They sat down to eat and drink. Then they got up to dance wildly in front of their god.
7. The Lord spoke to Moses. He said, "Go down. Your people you brought up out of Egypt have become very sinful.
8. They have quickly turned away from what I commanded them. They have made themselves a statue of a god that looks like a calf. They have bowed down and sacrificed to it. And they have said, 'Israel, here is your god who brought you up out of Egypt.'
9. "I have seen those people," the Lord said to Moses. "They are stubborn.
10. Now leave me alone. My anger will burn against them. I will destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."
11. But Moses asked the Lord his God to show favor to the people. "Lord," he said, "why should your anger burn against your people? You used your great power and mighty hand to bring them out of Egypt.
12. Why should the Egyptians say, 'He brought them out to hurt them. He wanted to kill them in the mountains. He wanted to wipe them off the face of the earth'? Turn away from your burning anger. Please take pity on your people. Don't destroy them!
13. "Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel. You made a promise. You took an oath in your name. You said, 'I will make your children after you as many as the stars in the sky. I will give them all of this land I promised them. It will belong to them forever.' "
14. Then the Lord took pity on his people. He didn't destroy them as he had said he would.
15. Moses turned and went down the mountain. He had the two tablets of the covenant in his hands. Words were written on both sides of the tablets, front and back.
16. The tablets were the work of God. The words had been written by God. They had been carved on the tablets.
17. Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting. So he said to Moses, "It sounds like war in the camp."
18. Moses replied, "It's not the sound of winning. It's not the sound of losing. It's the sound of singing that I hear."
19. As Moses approached the camp, he saw the calf. He also saw the people dancing. So he burned with anger. He threw the tablets out of his hands. They broke into pieces at the foot of the mountain.
20. He took the calf the people had made. He burned it in the fire. Then he ground it into powder. He scattered it on the water. And he made the people of Israel drink it.
21. He said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you? How did they make you lead them into such terrible sin?"
22. "Please don't be angry," Aaron answered. "You know how these people like to do what is evil.
23. They said to me, 'Make us a god that will lead us. This fellow Moses brought us up out of Egypt. But we don't know what has happened to him.'
24. "So I told them, 'Anyone who has any gold jewelry, take it off.' They gave me the gold. I threw it into the fire. And out came this calf!"
25. Moses saw that the people were running wild. Aaron had let them get out of control. The people had become a joke to their enemies.
26. Moses stood at the entrance to the camp. He said, "Anyone who is on the Lord's side, come to me." All of the Levites joined him.
27. Then he spoke to them. He said, "The Lord, the God of Israel, says, 'Each man must put on his sword. Then he must go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other. Each man must kill his brother, friend and neighbor.' "
28. The Levites did as Moses commanded. About 3,000 of the people died that day.
29. Then Moses said to the Levites, "You have been set apart for the Lord today. You stood against your own sons and brothers. And he has blessed you this day."
30. The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a terrible sin. But now I will go up to the Lord. Maybe if I pray to him, he will forgive your sin."
31. So Moses went back to the Lord. He said, "These people have committed a terrible sin. They have made a god out of gold for themselves.
32. Now please forgive their sin. But if you won't, then erase my name from the scroll you have written."
33. The Lord replied to Moses, "I will erase from my scroll only the names of those who have sinned against me.
34. Now go. Lead the people to the place I spoke about. My angel will go ahead of you. But when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin."
35. The Lord struck the people with a plague. That's because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.

Psalms 21:1-7
1. For the director of music. A psalm of David. Lord, the king is filled with joy because you are strong. How great is his joy because you help him win his battles!
2. You have given him what his heart longed for. You haven't kept back from him what his lips asked for. Selah
3. You welcomed him with rich blessings. You placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4. He asked you for life, and you gave it to him. You promised him days that would never end.
5. His glory is great because you helped him win his battles. You have honored him with glory and majesty.
6. You have given him blessings that will last forever. You have made him glad and joyful because you are with him.
7. The king trusts in the Lord. The faithful love of the Most High God will keep the king secure.

Proverbs 7:24-27
24. My sons, listen to me. Pay attention to what I say.
25. Don't let your hearts turn to her ways. Don't step onto her paths.
26. She has brought down a lot of men. She has killed a huge crowd.
27. Her house is a road to the grave. It leads down to the place of the dead.

Matthew 25:31-46
31. "The Son of Man will come in all his glory. All the angels will come with him. Then he will sit on his throne in the glory of heaven.
32. All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate the people into two groups. He will be like a shepherd who separates the sheep from the goats.
33. He will put the sheep to his right and the goats to his left.
34. "Then the King will speak to those on his right. He will say, 'My Father has blessed you. Come and take what is yours. It is the kingdom prepared for you since the world was created.
35. I was hungry. And you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty. And you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger. And you invited me in.
36. I needed clothes. And you gave them to me. I was sick. And you took care of me. I was in prison. And you came to visit me.'
37. "Then the people who have done what is right will answer him. 'Lord,' they will ask, 'when did we see you hungry and feed you? When did we see you thirsty and give you something to drink?
38. When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in? When did we see you needing clothes and give them to you?
39. When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40. "The King will reply, 'What I'm about to tell you is true. Anything you did for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
41. "Then he will say to those on his left, 'You are cursed! Go away from me into the fire that burns forever. It has been prepared for the devil and his angels.
42. I was hungry. But you gave me nothing to eat. I was thirsty. But you gave me nothing to drink.
43. I was a stranger. But you did not invite me in. I needed clothes. But you did not give me any. I was sick and in prison. But you did not take care of me.'
44. "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and not help you? When did we see you as a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison and not help you?'
45. "He will reply, 'What I'm about to tell you is true. Anything you didn't do for one of the least important of these, you didn't do for me.'
46. "Then they will go away to be punished forever. But those who have done what is right will receive eternal life."