A A A A A

Bible in one year


February 24


Leviticus 17:1-16
1. The LORD said to Moses,
2. "Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites and say to them: 'This is what the LORD has commanded:
3. Any Israelite who sacrifices an ox, a lamb or a goat in the camp or outside of it
4. instead of bringing it to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting to present it as an offering to the LORD in front of the tabernacle of the LORD -that man shall be considered guilty of bloodshed; he has shed blood and must be cut off from his people.
5. This is so the Israelites will bring to the LORD the sacrifices they are now making in the open fields. They must bring them to the priest, that is, to the LORD, at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and sacrifice them as fellowship offerings.
6. The priest is to sprinkle the blood against the altar of the LORD at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and burn the fat as an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
7. They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the goat idols to whom they prostitute themselves. This is to be a lasting ordinance for them and for the generations to come.'
8. "Say to them: 'Any Israelite or any alien living among them who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice
9. and does not bring it to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting to sacrifice it to the LORD -that man must be cut off from his people.
10. "'Any Israelite or any alien living among them who eats any blood-I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from his people.
11. For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life.
12. Therefore I say to the Israelites, "None of you may eat blood, nor may an alien living among you eat blood."
13. "'Any Israelite or any alien living among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with earth,
14. because the life of every creature is its blood. That is why I have said to the Israelites, "You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off."
15. "'Anyone, whether native-born or alien, who eats anything found dead or torn by wild animals must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be ceremonially unclean till evening; then he will be clean.
16. But if he does not wash his clothes and bathe himself, he will be held responsible.'"

Leviticus 18:1-30
1. The LORD said to Moses,
2. "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'I am the LORD your God.
3. You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.
4. You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God.
5. Keep my decrees and laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.
6. "'No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the LORD.
7. "'Do not dishonor your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; do not have relations with her.
8. "'Do not have sexual relations with your father's wife; that would dishonor your father.
9. "'Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere.
10. "'Do not have sexual relations with your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter; that would dishonor you.
11. "'Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father's wife, born to your father; she is your sister.
12. "'Do not have sexual relations with your father's sister; she is your father's close relative.
13. "'Do not have sexual relations with your mother's sister, because she is your mother's close relative.
14. "'Do not dishonor your father's brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.
15. "'Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son's wife; do not have relations with her.
16. "'Do not have sexual relations with your brother's wife; that would dishonor your brother.
17. "'Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.
18. "'Do not take your wife's sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living.
19. "'Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.
20. "'Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife and defile yourself with her.
21. "'Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
22. "'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
23. "'Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
24. "'Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled.
25. Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.
26. But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the aliens living among you must not do any of these detestable things,
27. for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled.
28. And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
29. "'Everyone who does any of these detestable things-such persons must be cut off from their people.
30. Keep my requirements and do not follow any of the detestable customs that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the LORD your God.'"

Psalms 27:1-3
1. The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?
2. When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
3. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

Proverbs 10:9-9
9. The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.

Mark 4:21-41
21. He said to them, "Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don't you put it on its stand?
22. For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.
23. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
24. "Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you--and even more.
25. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him."
26. He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.
27. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
28. All by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.
29. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come."
30. Again he said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?
31. It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground.
32. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade."
33. With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.
34. He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
35. That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side."
36. Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.
37. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.
38. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"
39. He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40. He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
41. They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"