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Bible in one year


February 12


Exodus 35:1-35
1. Moses gathered the whole community of Israel together. He said to them, "Here are the things the Lord has commanded you to do.
2. You must do your work in six days. But the seventh day will be your holy day. It will be a Sabbath in the Lord's honor. You must rest on it. Anyone who does any work on it must be put to death.
3. Do not even light a fire in any of your homes on the Sabbath day."
4. Moses spoke to the whole community of Israel. He said, "Here is what the Lord has commanded.
5. Take an offering for the Lord from what you have. Those who want to can bring an offering to the Lord. Here is what they can bring. "gold, silver and bronze
6. blue, purple and bright red yarn and fine linen goat hair
7. ram skins that are dyed red the hides of sea cows acacia wood
8. olive oil for the lights spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet-smelling incense
9. onyx stones and other jewels for the linen apron and the chest cloth
10. "All of the skilled workers among you must come. They must make everything the Lord has commanded
11. for the holy tent and its covering. Here is what they must make. "hooks frames crossbars posts bases
12. the ark of the covenant the poles and cover for the ark the curtain that screens the ark
13. the table for the holy bread the poles and all of the articles for the table the holy bread
14. the lampstand for light and everything that is used with it the lamps and the olive oil that gives light
15. the altar for burning incense the poles for the altar the anointing oil the sweet-smelling incense the curtain for the entrance to the holy tent
16. the altar for burnt offerings with its bronze grate its poles and all of its tools the large bronze bowl with its stand
17. the curtains of the courtyard with their posts and bases the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard
18. the ropes and tent stakes for the holy tent and for the courtyard
19. the sacred clothes for Aaron the priest the clothes for his sons when they serve as priests"
20. Then the whole community of Israel left Moses.
21. Everyone who wanted to give offerings to the Lord brought them to him. The offerings were for the work on the Tent of Meeting, for the sacred clothes, and for any other purpose there.
22. Every man and woman who wanted to give came. They brought gold jewelry of all kinds. They brought pins, earrings, rings and other jewelry. All of them gave their gold as a wave offering to the Lord.
23. People brought what they had. They brought blue, purple or bright red yarn or fine linen. They brought goat hair, ram skins that were dyed red, or the hides of sea cows.
24. Some brought silver or bronze as an offering to the Lord. Others brought acacia wood for any part of the work.
25. All of the skilled women spun yarn with their hands. They brought blue, purple or bright red yarn or fine linen.
26. All of the skilled women who wanted to spin the goat hair did so.
27. The leaders brought onyx stones and other jewels for the linen apron and the chest cloth.
28. They also brought spices and olive oil. They brought them for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the sweet-smelling incense.
29. All of the men and women of Israel who wanted to bring offerings to the Lord brought them to him. The offerings were for all of the work the Lord had commanded Moses to tell them to do.
30. Then Moses spoke to the people of Israel. He said, "The Lord has chosen Bezalel, the son of Uri. Uri is the son of Hur. Bezalel is from the tribe of Judah.
31. The Lord has filled him with the Spirit of God. He has filled him with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.
32. He can make beautiful patterns in gold, silver and bronze.
33. He can cut and set stones. He can work with wood. In fact, he can work in all kinds of arts and crafts.
34. "And the Lord has given both him and Oholiab the ability to teach others. Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, is from the tribe of Dan.
35. "The Lord has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work. They carve things and make patterns. They sew skillfully with blue, purple and bright red yarn and on fine linen. They use thread to make beautiful cloth. They have the skill to work in all kinds of crafts.

Exodus 36:1-38
1. Bezalel and Oholiab must do the work just as the Lord has commanded. So must every skilled worker to whom the Lord has given skill and ability. They must know how to do all of the work for every purpose connected with the sacred tent. And that includes setting it up."
2. Then Moses sent for Bezalel and Oholiab. He sent for every skilled worker to whom the Lord had given ability and who wanted to come and do the work.
3. They received from Moses all of the offerings the people of Israel had brought. They had brought the offerings for all of the work for every purpose connected with the holy tent. That included setting it up. The people kept bringing the offerings they chose to give. They brought them morning after morning.
4. So all of the skilled workers who were working on the holy tent stopped what they were doing.
5. They said to Moses, "The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded us to do."
6. Then Moses gave an order. A message was sent through the whole camp. It said, "No man or woman should make anything else and offer it for the holy tent." And so the people were kept from bringing more offerings.
7. There was already more than enough to do all of the work.
8. All of the skilled workers made the holy tent. They made ten curtains out of finely twisted linen. They made them with blue, purple and bright red yarn. A skilled worker sewed cherubim into the pattern.
9. All of the curtains were the same size. They were 42 feet long and six feet wide.
10. The workers joined five of the curtains together. They did the same thing with the other five.
11. Then they made loops out of blue strips of cloth along the edge of the end curtain in one set. They did the same thing with the end curtain in the other set.
12. They also made 50 loops on the end curtain of the one set. They did the same thing on the end curtain of the other set. They put the loops across from each other.
13. Then they made 50 gold hooks. They used them to join curtains together so that the holy tent was all one piece.
14. The workers made a total of 11 curtains out of goat hair to put over the holy tent.
15. All 11 curtains were the same size. They were 45 feet long and six feet wide.
16. The workers joined five of the curtains together into one set. They did the same thing with the other six.
17. Then they made 50 loops along the edge of the end curtain in the one set. They did the same thing with the other set.
18. They made 50 bronze hooks. They used them to join the tent together all in one piece.
19. They made a covering for the tent. They made it out of ram skins that were dyed red. They put a covering of the hides of sea cows over that.
20. The workers made frames out of acacia wood for the holy tent.
21. Each frame was 15 feet long and two feet three inches wide.
22. The workers added two small wooden pins to each frame. The pins stuck out so that they were even with each other. The workers made all of the frames of the holy tent in the same way.
23. They made 20 frames for the south side of the holy tent.
24. And they made 40 silver bases to go under them. They made two bases for each frame. They put one under each pin that stuck out.
25. For the north side of the holy tent they made 20 frames
26. and 40 silver bases. They put two bases under each frame.
27. The workers made six frames for the west end of the holy tent.
28. They made two frames for the corners of the holy tent at the far end.
29. At those two corners the frames were double from top to bottom. They were fitted into a single ring. The workers made both of them the same.
30. So there were eight frames and 16 silver bases. There were two bases under each frame.
31. The workers also made crossbars out of acacia wood. They made five for the frames on one side of the holy tent.
32. They made five for the frames on the other side. And they made five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the holy tent.
33. The center crossbar reached from end to end at the middle of the frames.
34. They covered the frames with gold. They made gold rings to hold the crossbars. They also covered the crossbars with gold.
35. They made the curtain out of blue, purple and bright red yarn and finely twisted linen. A skilled worker sewed cherubim into the pattern.
36. The workers made four posts out of acacia wood for the curtain. They covered the posts with gold. They made gold hooks and four silver bases for the posts.
37. For the entrance to the tent the workers made a curtain out of blue, purple and bright red yarn and finely twisted linen. A person who sewed skillfully made it.
38. The workers made five posts with hooks for the curtains. They covered the tops of the posts and their bands with gold. And they made five bronze bases for them.

Psalms 22:1-8
1. For the director of music. A psalm of David to the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." My God, my God, why have you deserted me? Why do you seem to be so far away when I need you to save me? Why do you seem to be so far away that you can't hear my groans?
2. My God, I cry out in the daytime. But you don't answer. I cry out at night. I can't keep quiet.
3. But you rule from your throne as the Holy One. You are the God Israel praises.
4. Our people of long ago put their trust in you. They trusted in you, and you saved them.
5. They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you, and you didn't let them down.
6. People treat me like a worm and not a man. They hate me and look down on me.
7. All those who see me laugh at me. They shout at me and make fun of me. They shake their heads at me.
8. They say, "He trusts in the Lord. Let the Lord help him. If the Lord is pleased with him, let him save him."

Proverbs 8:6-11
6. Listen! I have worthy things to say. I open my lips to speak what is right.
7. My mouth speaks what is true. My lips hate evil.
8. All the words of my mouth are honest. None of them is twisted or sinful.
9. To those who have understanding, all my words are right. To those who have knowledge, they are true.
10. Choose my teaching instead of silver. Choose knowledge rather than fine gold.
11. Wisdom is worth more than rubies. Nothing you want can compare with her.

Matthew 26:26-50
26. While they were eating, Jesus took bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to his disciples and said, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."
27. Then he took the cup. He gave thanks and handed it to them. He said, "All of you drink from it.
28. This is my blood of the new covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many.
29. Here is what I tell you. From now on, I won't drink wine with you again until the day I drink it with you in my Father's kingdom."
30. Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
31. Jesus told them, "This very night you will all turn away because of me. It is written that the Lord said, " 'I will strike the shepherd down. Then the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' --(Zechariah 13:7)
32. But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
33. Peter replied, "All the others may turn away because of you. But I never will."
34. "What I'm about to tell you is true," Jesus answered. "It will happen this very night. Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don't know me."
35. But Peter said, "I may have to die with you. But I will never say I don't know you." And all the other disciples said the same thing.
36. Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray."
37. He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him. He began to be sad and troubled.
38. Then he said to them, "My soul is very sad. I feel close to death. Stay here. Keep watch with me."
39. He went a little farther. Then he fell with his face to the ground. He prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, take this cup of suffering away from me. But let what you want be done, not what I want."
40. Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Couldn't you men keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter.
41. "Watch and pray. Then you won't fall into sin when you are tempted. The spirit is willing. But the body is weak."
42. Jesus went away a second time. He prayed, "My Father, is it possible for this cup to be taken away? But if I must drink it, may what you want be done."
43. Then he came back. Again he found them sleeping. They couldn't keep their eyes open.
44. So he left them and went away once more. For the third time he prayed the same thing.
45. Then he returned to the disciples. He said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look! The hour is near. The Son of Man is about to be handed over to sinners.
46. Get up! Let us go! Here comes the one who is handing me over to them!"
47. While Jesus was still speaking, Judas arrived. He was one of the Twelve. A large crowd was with him. They were carrying swords and clubs. The chief priests and the elders of the people had sent them.
48. Judas, who was going to hand Jesus over, had arranged a signal with them. "The one I kiss is the man," he said. "Arrest him."
49. So Judas went to Jesus at once. He said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" And he kissed him.
50. Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came to do." Then the men stepped forward. They grabbed Jesus and arrested him.