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Bible in one year


March 6


Numbers 9:1-23
1. The Lord spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai. It was the first month of the second year after the people came out of Egypt. He said,
2. "Tell the people of Israel to celebrate the Passover Feast. Have them do it at the appointed time.
3. Celebrate it when the sun goes down on the 14th day of this month. Obey all of its rules and laws."
4. So Moses told the people of Israel to celebrate the Passover Feast.
5. They did it in the Desert of Sinai. They celebrated it when the sun went down on the 14th day of the first month. The people of Israel did everything just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
6. But some of them couldn't celebrate the Passover Feast on that day. That's because they weren't "clean." They had gone near a dead body. So they came to Moses and Aaron that same day.
7. They said to Moses, "We went near a dead body. So we aren't 'clean.' But why should we be kept from bringing the Lord's offering at the appointed time? Why shouldn't we bring it along with the other people of Israel?"
8. Moses answered them, "Wait until I find out what the Lord wants you to do."
9. Then the Lord spoke to Moses. He said,
10. "Tell the people of Israel, 'Suppose any of you or your children are not "clean" because you have gone near a dead body. Or suppose you are away on a journey. You can still celebrate the Lord's Passover.
11. " 'I want you to celebrate it on the 14th day of the second month. You have to do it when the sun goes down. You have to eat the lamb together with bread that is made without yeast. Eat it with bitter plants.
12. Do not leave any of it until morning. Do not break any of its bones. When you celebrate the Passover Feast, follow all of the rules.
13. " 'But suppose a man is "clean." He is not on a journey. And he fails to celebrate the Passover Feast. Then he must be cut off from the community of Israel. He did not bring the Lord's offering at the appointed time. He will be punished for his sin.
14. " 'What if there is an outsider living among you? And what if he wants to celebrate the Lord's Passover? Then he must obey its rules and laws. You must have the same laws for outsiders as you do for the people of Israel.' "
15. The holy tent was set up. It was the tent where the tablets of the covenant were kept. On the day it was set up, the cloud covered it. From evening until morning the cloud that was above the tent looked like fire.
16. That's what continued to happen. The cloud covered the tent. At night the cloud looked like fire.
17. When the cloud lifted from its place above the tent, the people of Israel started out. Where the cloud settled, the people of Israel camped.
18. When the Lord gave the command, the people of Israel started out. And when he gave the command, they camped. As long as the cloud stayed above the holy tent, they remained in camp.
19. Sometimes the cloud remained above the tent for a long time. Then the people of Israel obeyed the Lord's order. They didn't start out.
20. Sometimes the cloud was above the tent for only a few days. When the Lord would give the command, they would camp. Then when he would give the command, they would start out.
21. Sometimes the cloud stayed only from evening until morning. When it lifted in the morning, they started out. It didn't matter whether it was day or night. When the cloud lifted, the people started out.
22. It didn't matter whether the cloud stayed above the holy tent for two days or a month or a year. The people of Israel would remain in camp. They wouldn't start out. But when the cloud lifted, they would start out.
23. When the Lord gave the command, they camped. And when he gave the command, they started out. They obeyed the Lord's order. They obeyed him, just as he had commanded them through Moses.

Numbers 10:1-36
1. The Lord spoke to Moses. He said,
2. "Make two trumpets out of hammered silver. Blow them when you want the community to gather together. And blow them when you want the camps to start out.
3. When both trumpets are blown, the whole community must gather in front of you. They must come to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
4. Suppose only one trumpet is blown. Then the leaders must gather in front of you. They are the heads of the tribes of Israel.
5. When a trumpet blast is blown, the tribes that are camped on the east side must start out.
6. When the second blast is blown, the camps on the south side must start out. The blast will tell them when to start.
7. Blow the trumpets to gather the people together. But do not use the same kind of blast.
8. "The sons of Aaron, the priests, must blow the trumpets. That is a law for you and your children after you for all time to come.
9. Suppose you go into battle in your own land. And suppose it is against an enemy who is beating you down. Then blow a blast on the trumpets. If you do, I will remember you. I will save you from your enemies. I am the Lord your God.
10. You must also blow the trumpets when you are happy. Blow them at your appointed feasts. Blow them at your New Moon Feasts. Blow them when you sacrifice your burnt offerings. Blow them when you sacrifice your friendship offerings. They will remind me of you. I am the Lord your God."
11. It was the 20th day of the second month of the second year. On that day the cloud began to move. It went up from above the holy tent where the tablets of the covenant were kept.
12. Then the people of Israel started out from the Desert of Sinai. They traveled from place to place. They kept going until the cloud came to rest in the Desert of Paran.
13. The first time they started out, the Lord commanded Moses to tell them to do it. And they did it.
14. The companies of the camp of Judah went first. They went out under their flag. Nahshon was their commander. He was the son of Amminadab.
15. Nethanel was over the company of the tribe of Issachar. Nethanel was the son of Zuar.
16. Eliab was over the company of the tribe of Zebulun. Eliab was the son of Helon.
17. The holy tent was taken down. The men of Gershon and Merari started out. They carried the tent.
18. The companies of the camp of Reuben went next. They went out under their flag. Elizur was their commander. He was the son of Shedeur.
19. Shelumiel was over the company of the tribe of Simeon. Shelumiel was the son of Zurishaddai.
20. Eliasaph was over the company of the tribe of Gad. Eliasaph was the son of Deuel.
21. The men of Kohath started out. They carried the holy things. The holy tent had to be set up before they arrived.
22. The companies of the camp of Ephraim went next. They went out under their flag. Elishama was their commander. He was the son of Ammihud.
23. Gamaliel was over the company of the tribe of Manasseh. Gamaliel was the son of Pedahzur.
24. Abidan was over the company of the tribe of Benjamin. Abidan was the son of Gideoni.
25. Finally, the companies of the camp of Dan started out. They marched out under their flag. They followed behind all of the other companies and guarded them. Ahiezer was their commander. He was the son of Ammishaddai.
26. Pagiel was over the company of the tribe of Asher. Pagiel was the son of Ocran.
27. Ahira was over the company of the tribe of Naphtali. Ahira was the son of Enan.
28. As the companies of Israel started out, that was the order they marched in.
29. Moses spoke to Hobab, the son of Reuel. Reuel was Moses' father-in-law. Reuel was from Midian. Moses said to Hobab, "We're starting out for the place the Lord promised to us. He said to us, 'I will give it to you.' So come with us. We'll treat you well. The Lord has promised to give good things to Israel."
30. Hobab answered, "No. I can't go. I'm going back to my own land. I'm returning to my own people."
31. But Moses said, "Please don't leave us. You know where we should camp in the desert. You can be our guide.
32. So come with us. The Lord will give us good things. We'll share them with you."
33. So they started out from the mountain of the Lord. They traveled for three days. The ark of the covenant of the Lord went in front of them during those three days. It went ahead of them to find a place for them to rest.
34. They started out from the camp by day. And the cloud of the Lord was above them.
35. When the ark started out, Moses said, "Lord, rise up! Let your enemies be scattered. Let them run away from you."
36. When the ark came to rest, Moses said, "Lord, return. Return to the many thousands of people in Israel."

Psalms 31:6-14
6. I hate those who worship worthless statues of gods. I trust in the Lord.
7. I will be glad and full of joy because you love me. You saw that I was hurting. You took note of my great pain.
8. You have not handed me over to the enemy. You have put me in a wide and safe place.
9. Lord, show me your favor. I'm in deep trouble. I'm so sad I can hardly see. My whole body grows weak with sadness.
10. Pain has taken over my life. My years are spent in groaning. I have no strength because I'm hurting so much. My body is getting weaker and weaker.
11. My neighbors make fun of me because I have so many enemies. My friends are afraid of me. Those who see me on the street run away from me.
12. They have forgotten me. I might as well be dead. I have become like broken pottery.
13. I hear the lies many people tell about me. There is terror all around me. Many have joined together against me. They plan to kill me.
14. But I trust in you, Lord. I say, "You are my God."

Proverbs 11:7-11
7. When an evil man dies, his hope dies with him. Everything he expected to gain from his power will be lost.
8. Those who do right are saved from trouble. But trouble comes on those who do wrong.
9. With their words ungodly people destroy their neighbors. But those who do what is right escape because of their knowledge.
10. When those who do right succeed, their city is glad. When those who do wrong die, people shout for joy.
11. The blessing of honest people builds up a city. But the words of sinners destroy it.

Mark 9:30-50
30. They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were.
31. That was because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be handed over to men. They will kill him. After three days he will rise from the dead."
32. But they didn't understand what he meant. And they were afraid to ask him about it.
33. Jesus and his disciples came to a house in Capernaum. There he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"
34. But they kept quiet. On the way, they had argued about which one of them was the most important person.
35. Jesus sat down and called for the Twelve to come to him. Then he said, "If you want to be first, you must be the very last. You must be the servant of everyone."
36. Jesus took a little child and had the child stand among them. Then he took the child in his arms. He said to them,
37. "Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me doesn't welcome only me but also the One who sent me."
38. "Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name. We told him to stop, because he was not one of us."
39. "Do not stop him," Jesus said. "No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me.
40. Anyone who is not against us is for us.
41. "What I'm about to tell you is true. Suppose someone gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to me. That one will certainly not go without a reward.
42. "What if someone leads one of these little ones who believe in me to sin? If he does, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.
43. "If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It would be better for you to enter God's kingdom with only one hand than to go into hell with two hands. In hell the fire never goes out.
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45. "If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It would be better for you to enter God's kingdom with only one foot than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.
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47. "If your eye causes you to sin, poke it out. It would be better for you to enter God's kingdom with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell.
48. In hell, " 'The worms do not die. The fire is not put out.' --(Isaiah 66:24)
49. Everyone will be salted with fire.
50. "Salt is good. But suppose it loses its saltiness. How can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves. And be at peace with each other."