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Bible in one year


April 5


Deuteronomy 33:1-29
1. This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death.
2. He said: "The LORD came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.
3. Surely it is you who love the people; all the holy ones are in your hand. At your feet they all bow down, and from you receive instruction,
4. the law that Moses gave us, the possession of the assembly of Jacob.
5. He was king over Jeshurun when the leaders of the people assembled, along with the tribes of Israel.
6. "Let Reuben live and not die, nor his men be few."
7. And this he said about Judah: "Hear, O LORD, the cry of Judah; bring him to his people. With his own hands he defends his cause. Oh, be his help against his foes!"
8. About Levi he said: "Your Thummim and Urim belong to the man you favored. You tested him at Massah; you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
9. He said of his father and mother, 'I have no regard for them.' He did not recognize his brothers or acknowledge his own children, but he watched over your word and guarded your covenant.
10. He teaches your precepts to Jacob and your law to Israel. He offers incense before you and whole burnt offerings on your altar.
11. Bless all his skills, O LORD, and be pleased with the work of his hands. Smite the loins of those who rise up against him; strike his foes till they rise no more."
12. About Benjamin he said: "Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders."
13. About Joseph he said: "May the LORD bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and with the deep waters that lie below;
14. with the best the sun brings forth and the finest the moon can yield;
15. with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills;
16. with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among his brothers.
17. In majesty he is like a firstborn bull; his horns are the horns of a wild ox. With them he will gore the nations, even those at the ends of the earth. Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim; such are the thousands of Manasseh."
18. About Zebulun he said: "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and you, Issachar, in your tents.
19. They will summon peoples to the mountain and there offer sacrifices of righteousness; they will feast on the abundance of the seas, on the treasures hidden in the sand."
20. About Gad he said: "Blessed is he who enlarges Gad's domain! Gad lives there like a lion, tearing at arm or head.
21. He chose the best land for himself; the leader's portion was kept for him. When the heads of the people assembled, he carried out the LORD's righteous will, and his judgments concerning Israel."
22. About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, springing out of Bashan."
23. About Naphtali he said: "Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD and is full of his blessing; he will inherit southward to the lake."
24. About Asher he said: "Most blessed of sons is Asher; let him be favored by his brothers, and let him bathe his feet in oil.
25. The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.
26. "There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty.
27. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, 'Destroy him!'
28. So Israel will live in safety alone; Jacob's spring is secure in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew.
29. Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places. "

Deuteronomy 34:1-12
1. Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the whole land-from Gilead to Dan,
2. all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea,
3. the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar.
4. Then the LORD said to him, "This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it."
5. And Moses the servant of the LORD died there in Moab, as the LORD had said.
6. He buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is.
7. Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.
8. The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.
9. Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the LORD had commanded Moses.
10. Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
11. who did all those miraculous signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt-to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land.
12. For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

Psalms 40:13-17
13. Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.
14. May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
15. May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" be appalled at their own shame.
16. But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "The LORD be exalted!"
17. Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.

Proverbs 13:13-14
13. He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.

Luke 8:1-25
1. After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him,
2. and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;
3. Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.
4. While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable:
5. "A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up.
6. Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.
7. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.
8. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
9. His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
10. He said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, "'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'
11. "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
12. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
13. Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.
14. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
15. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.
16. "No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.
17. For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.
18. Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him."
19. Now Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd.
20. Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."
21. He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."
22. One day Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they got into a boat and set out.
23. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
24. The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!"
25. He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. "Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him."