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Bible in one year


February 20


Leviticus 11:1-47
1. The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
2. "Say to the Israelites: 'Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat:
3. You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud.
4. "'There are some that only chew the cud or only have a split hoof, but you must not eat them. The camel, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is ceremonially unclean for you.
5. The coney, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is unclean for you.
6. The rabbit, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is unclean for you.
7. And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.
8. You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.
9. "'Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams, you may eat any that have fins and scales.
10. But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales-whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water-you are to detest.
11. And since you are to detest them, you must not eat their meat and you must detest their carcasses.
12. Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be detestable to you.
13. "'These are the birds you are to detest and not eat because they are detestable: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture,
14. the red kite, any kind of black kite,
15. any kind of raven,
16. the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk,
17. the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,
18. the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,
19. the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.
20. "'All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you.
21. There are, however, some winged creatures that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground.
22. Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket or grasshopper.
23. But all other winged creatures that have four legs you are to detest.
24. "'You will make yourselves unclean by these; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.
25. Whoever picks up one of their carcasses must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean till evening.
26. "'Every animal that has a split hoof not completely divided or that does not chew the cud is unclean for you; whoever touches the carcass of any of them will be unclean.
27. Of all the animals that walk on all fours, those that walk on their paws are unclean for you; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.
28. Anyone who picks up their carcasses must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean till evening. They are unclean for you.
29. "'Of the animals that move about on the ground, these are unclean for you: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,
30. the gecko, the monitor lizard, the wall lizard, the skink and the chameleon.
31. Of all those that move along the ground, these are unclean for you. Whoever touches them when they are dead will be unclean till evening.
32. When one of them dies and falls on something, that article, whatever its use, will be unclean, whether it is made of wood, cloth, hide or sackcloth. Put it in water; it will be unclean till evening, and then it will be clean.
33. If one of them falls into a clay pot, everything in it will be unclean, and you must break the pot.
34. Any food that could be eaten but has water on it from such a pot is unclean, and any liquid that could be drunk from it is unclean.
35. Anything that one of their carcasses falls on becomes unclean; an oven or cooking pot must be broken up. They are unclean, and you are to regard them as unclean.
36. A spring, however, or a cistern for collecting water remains clean, but anyone who touches one of these carcasses is unclean.
37. If a carcass falls on any seeds that are to be planted, they remain clean.
38. But if water has been put on the seed and a carcass falls on it, it is unclean for you.
39. "'If an animal that you are allowed to eat dies, anyone who touches the carcass will be unclean till evening.
40. Anyone who eats some of the carcass must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean till evening. Anyone who picks up the carcass must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean till evening.
41. "'Every creature that moves about on the ground is detestable; it is not to be eaten.
42. You are not to eat any creature that moves about on the ground, whether it moves on its belly or walks on all fours or on many feet; it is detestable.
43. Do not defile yourselves by any of these creatures. Do not make yourselves unclean by means of them or be made unclean by them.
44. I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground.
45. I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
46. "'These are the regulations concerning animals, birds, every living thing that moves in the water and every creature that moves about on the ground.
47. You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.'"

Leviticus 12:1-8
1. The LORD said to Moses,
2. "Say to the Israelites: 'A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period.
3. On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised.
4. Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over.
5. If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.
6. "'When the days of her purification for a son or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin offering.
7. He shall offer them before the LORD to make atonement for her, and then she will be ceremonially clean from her flow of blood. "'These are the regulations for the woman who gives birth to a boy or a girl.
8. If she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.'"

Psalms 25:8-15
8. Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
10. All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11. For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
12. Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.
13. He will spend his days in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.
14. The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
15. My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

Proverbs 10:1-3
1. The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
2. Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
3. The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Mark 2:1-28
1. A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.
2. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.
3. Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.
4. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.
5. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
6. Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
7. "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
8. Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things?
9. Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'?
10. But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." He said to the paralytic,
11. "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
12. He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"
13. Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them.
14. As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15. While Jesus was having dinner at Levi's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.
16. When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the "sinners" and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
17. On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
18. Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, "How is it that John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?"
19. Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them.
20. But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.
21. "No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse.
22. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins."
23. One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.
24. The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
25. He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?
26. In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions."
27. Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
28. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."