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Bible in one year


February 12


Exodus 35:1-35
1. Now Moses called a meeting of all the people and told them, "You must obey these instructions from the LORD.
2. Each week, work for six days only. The seventh day is a day of total rest, a holy day that belongs to the LORD. Anyone who works on that day will die.
3. Do not even light fires in your homes on that day."
4. Then Moses said to all the people, "This is what the LORD has commanded.
5. Everyone is invited to bring these offerings to the LORD: gold, silver, and bronze;
6. blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; fine linen; goat hair for cloth;
7. tanned ram skins and fine goatskin leather; acacia wood;
8. olive oil for the lamps; spices for the anointing oil and the fragrant incense;
9. onyx stones, and other stones to be set in the ephod and the chestpiece.
10. "Come, all of you who are gifted craftsmen. Construct everything that the LORD has commanded:
11. the entire Tabernacle, including the sacred tent and its coverings, the clasps, frames, crossbars, posts, and bases;
12. the Ark and its poles; the Ark's cover--the place of atonement; the inner curtain to enclose the Ark in the Most Holy Place;
13. the table, its carrying poles, and all of its utensils; the Bread of the Presence;
14. the lampstand and its accessories; the lamp cups and the oil for lighting;
15. the incense altar and its carrying poles; the anointing oil and fragrant incense; the curtain for the entrance of the Tabernacle;
16. the altar of burnt offering; the bronze grating of the altar and its carrying poles and utensils; the large washbasin with its pedestal;
17. the curtains for the walls of the courtyard; the posts and their bases; the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard;
18. the tent pegs of the Tabernacle and courtyard and their cords;
19. the beautifully stitched clothing for the priests to wear while ministering in the Holy Place; the sacred garments for Aaron and his sons to wear while officiating as priests."
20. So all the people left Moses and went to their tents to prepare their gifts.
21. If their hearts were stirred and they desired to do so, they brought to the LORD their offerings of materials for the Tabernacle and its furnishings and for the holy garments.
22. Both men and women came, all whose hearts were willing. Some brought to the LORD their offerings of gold--medallions, earrings, rings from their fingers, and necklaces. They presented gold objects of every kind to the LORD.
23. Others brought blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, fine linen, or goat hair for cloth. Some gave tanned ram skins or fine goatskin leather.
24. Others brought silver and bronze objects as their offering to the LORD. And those who had acacia wood brought it.
25. All the women who were skilled in sewing and spinning prepared blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and fine linen cloth, and they brought them in.
26. All the women who were willing used their skills to spin and weave the goat hair into cloth.
27. The leaders brought onyx stones and the other gemstones to be used for the ephod and the chestpiece.
28. They also brought spices and olive oil for the light, the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense.
29. So the people of Israel--every man and woman who wanted to help in the work the LORD had given them through Moses--brought their offerings to the LORD.
30. And Moses told them, "The LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
31. The LORD has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, intelligence, and skill in all kinds of crafts.
32. He is able to create beautiful objects from gold, silver, and bronze.
33. He is skilled in cutting and setting gemstones and in carving wood. In fact, he has every necessary skill.
34. And the LORD has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach their skills to others.
35. The LORD has given them special skills as jewelers, designers, weavers, and embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn on fine linen cloth. They excel in all the crafts needed for the work.

Exodus 36:1-38
1. "Bezalel, Oholiab, and the other craftsmen whom the LORD has gifted with wisdom, skill, and intelligence will construct and furnish the Tabernacle, just as the LORD has commanded."
2. So Moses told Bezalel and Oholiab to begin the work, along with all those who were specially gifted by the LORD.
3. Moses gave them the materials donated by the people for the completion of the sanctuary. Additional gifts were brought each morning.
4. But finally the craftsmen left their work to meet with Moses.
5. "We have more than enough materials on hand now to complete the job the LORD has given us to do!" they exclaimed.
6. So Moses gave the command, and this message was sent throughout the camp: "Bring no more materials! You have already given more than enough." So the people stopped bringing their offerings.
7. Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project.
8. The skilled weavers first made ten sheets from fine linen. One of the craftsmen then embroidered blue, purple, and scarlet cherubim into them.
9. Each sheet was exactly the same size--forty-two feet long and six feet wide.
10. Five of these sheets were joined together to make one set, and a second set was made of the other five.
11. Fifty blue loops were placed along the edge of the last sheet in each set.
12. The fifty loops along the edge of the first set of sheets matched the loops along the edge of the second set.
13. Then fifty gold clasps were made to connect the loops on the edge of each set. Thus the Tabernacle was joined together in one piece.
14. Above the Tabernacle, a roof covering was made from eleven sheets of cloth made from goat hair.
15. Each sheet was exactly the same size--forty-five feet long and six feet wide.
16. The craftsmen joined five of these sheets together to make one set, and the six remaining sheets were joined to make a second set.
17. Then they made fifty loops along the edge of the last sheet in each set.
18. They also made fifty small bronze clasps to couple the loops, so the two sets of sheets were firmly attached to each other. In this way, the roof covering was joined together in one piece.
19. Then they made two more layers for the roof covering. The first was made of tanned ram skins, and the second was made of fine goatskin leather.
20. For the framework of the Tabernacle, they made frames of acacia wood standing on end.
21. Each frame was 15 feet high and 2 1/4 feet wide.
22. There were two pegs on each frame so they could be joined to the next frame. All the frames were made this way.
23. They made twenty frames to support the south side,
24. along with forty silver bases, two for each frame.
25. They also made twenty frames for the north side of the Tabernacle,
26. along with forty silver bases, two for each frame.
27. The west side of the Tabernacle, which was its rear, was made from six frames,
28. plus an extra frame at each corner.
29. These corner frames were connected at the bottom and firmly attached at the top with a single ring, forming a single unit from top to bottom. They made two of these, one for each rear corner.
30. So for the west side they made a total of eight frames, along with sixteen silver bases, two for each frame.
31. Then they made five crossbars from acacia wood to tie the frames on the south side together.
32. They made another five for the north side and five for the west side.
33. The middle crossbar of the five was halfway up the frames, along each side, running from one end to the other.
34. The frames and crossbars were all overlaid with gold. The rings used to hold the crossbars were made of pure gold.
35. The inner curtain was made of fine linen cloth, and cherubim were skillfully embroidered into it with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn.
36. This curtain was then attached to four gold hooks set into four posts of acacia wood. The posts were overlaid with gold and set into four silver bases.
37. Then they made another curtain for the entrance to the sacred tent. It was made of fine linen cloth and embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn.
38. This curtain was connected by five hooks to five posts. The posts with their decorated tops and bands were overlaid with gold. The five bases were molded from bronze.

Psalms 22:1-8
1. My God, my God! Why have you forsaken me? Why do you remain so distant? Why do you ignore my cries for help?
2. Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night you hear my voice, but I find no relief.
3. Yet you are holy. The praises of Israel surround your throne.
4. Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them.
5. You heard their cries for help and saved them. They put their trust in you and were never disappointed.
6. But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all!
7. Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying,
8. "Is this the one who relies on the LORD? Then let the LORD save him! If the LORD loves him so much, let the LORD rescue him!"

Proverbs 8:6-11
6. Listen to me! For I have excellent things to tell you. Everything I say is right,
7. for I speak the truth and hate every kind of deception.
8. My advice is wholesome and good. There is nothing crooked or twisted in it.
9. My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those who want to learn.
10. "Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge over pure gold.
11. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can be compared with it.

Matthew 26:26-50
26. As they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and asked God's blessing on it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take it and eat it, for this is my body."
27. And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, "Each of you drink from it,
28. for this is my blood, which seals the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many.
29. Mark my words--I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father's Kingdom."
30. Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
31. "Tonight all of you will desert me," Jesus told them. "For the Scriptures say, 'God will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
32. But after I have been raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there."
33. Peter declared, "Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will."
34. "Peter," Jesus replied, "the truth is, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times."
35. "No!" Peter insisted. "Not even if I have to die with you! I will never deny you!" And all the other disciples vowed the same.
36. Then Jesus brought them to an olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, "Sit here while I go on ahead to pray."
37. He took Peter and Zebedee's two sons, James and John, and he began to be filled with anguish and deep distress.
38. He told them, "My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and watch with me."
39. He went on a little farther and fell face down on the ground, praying, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine."
40. Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Couldn't you stay awake and watch with me even one hour?
41. Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak!"
42. Again he left them and prayed, "My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away until I drink it, your will be done."
43. He returned to them again and found them sleeping, for they just couldn't keep their eyes open.
44. So he went back to pray a third time, saying the same things again.
45. Then he came to the disciples and said, "Still sleeping? Still resting? Look, the time has come. I, the Son of Man, am betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46. Up, let's be going. See, my betrayer is here!"
47. And even as he said this, Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived with a mob that was armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent out by the leading priests and other leaders of the people.
48. Judas had given them a prearranged signal: "You will know which one to arrest when I go over and give him the kiss of greeting."
49. So Judas came straight to Jesus. "Greetings, Teacher!" he exclaimed and gave him the kiss.
50. Jesus said, "My friend, go ahead and do what you have come for." Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him.