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Bible in one year


February 13


Exodus 37:1-29
1. Next Bezalel made the Ark out of acacia wood. It was 3 3/4 feet long, 2 1/4 feet wide, and 2 1/4 feet high.
2. It was overlaid with pure gold inside and out, and it had a molding of gold all the way around.
3. Four gold rings were fastened to its four feet, two rings at each side.
4. Then he made poles from acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
5. He put the poles into the rings at the sides of the Ark to carry it.
6. Then, from pure gold, he made the Ark's cover--the place of atonement. It was 3 3/4 feet long and 2 1/4 feet wide.
7. He made two figures of cherubim out of hammered gold and placed them at the two ends of the atonement cover.
8. They were made so they were actually a part of the atonement cover--it was all one piece.
9. The cherubim faced each other as they looked down on the atonement cover, and their wings were stretched out above the atonement cover to protect it.
10. Then he made a table out of acacia wood, 3 feet long, 1 1/2 feet wide, and 2 1/4 feet high.
11. It was overlaid with pure gold, with a gold molding all around the edge.
12. A rim about 3 inches wide was attached along the edges of the table, and a gold molding ran around the rim.
13. Then he cast four rings of gold and attached them to the four table legs
14. next to the rim. These were made to hold the carrying poles in place.
15. He made the carrying poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
16. Next, using pure gold, he made the plates, dishes, bowls, and pitchers to be placed on the table. These utensils were to be used in pouring out drink offerings.
17. Then he made the lampstand, again using pure, hammered gold. Its base, center stem, lamp cups, blossoms, and buds were all of one piece.
18. The lampstand had six branches, three going out from each side of the center stem.
19. Each of the six branches held a cup shaped like an almond blossom, complete with buds and petals.
20. The center stem of the lampstand was also decorated with four almond blossoms.
21. One blossom was set beneath each pair of branches, where they extended from the center stem.
22. The decorations and branches were all one piece with the stem, and they were hammered from pure gold.
23. He also made the seven lamps, the lamp snuffers, and the trays, all of pure gold.
24. The entire lampstand, along with its accessories, was made from seventy-five pounds of pure gold.
25. The incense altar was made of acacia wood. It was eighteen inches square and three feet high, with its corner horns made from the same piece of wood as the altar itself.
26. He overlaid the top, sides, and horns of the altar with pure gold and ran a gold molding around the edge.
27. Two gold rings were placed on opposite sides, beneath the molding, to hold the carrying poles.
28. The carrying poles were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold.
29. Then he made the sacred oil, for anointing the priests, and the fragrant incense, using the techniques of the most skilled incense maker.

Exodus 38:1-31
1. The altar for burning animal sacrifices also was constructed of acacia wood. It was 7 1/2 feet square at the top and 4 1/2 feet high.
2. There were four horns, one at each of the four corners, all of one piece with the rest. This altar was overlaid with bronze.
3. Then he made all the bronze utensils to be used with the altar--the ash buckets, shovels, basins, meat hooks, and firepans.
4. Next he made a bronze grating that rested on a ledge about halfway down into the firebox.
5. Four rings were cast for each side of the grating to support the carrying poles.
6. The carrying poles themselves were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with bronze.
7. These poles were inserted into the rings at the side of the altar. The altar was hollow and was made from planks.
8. The bronze washbasin and its bronze pedestal were cast from bronze mirrors donated by the women who served at the entrance of the Tabernacle.
9. Then he constructed the courtyard. The south wall was 150 feet long. It consisted of curtains made of fine linen.
10. There were twenty posts, each with its own bronze base, and there were silver hooks and rods to hold up the curtains.
11. The north wall was also 150 feet long, with twenty bronze posts and bases and with silver hooks and rods.
12. The west end was 75 feet wide. The walls were made from curtains supported by ten posts and bases and with silver hooks and rods.
13. The east end was also 75 feet wide.
14. The courtyard entrance was on the east side, flanked by two curtains. The curtain on the right side was 22 1/2 feet long and was supported by three posts set into three bases.
15. The curtain on the left side was also 22 1/2 feet long and was supported by three posts set into three bases.
16. All the curtains used in the courtyard walls were made of fine linen.
17. Each post had a bronze base, and all the hooks and rods were silver. The tops of the posts were overlaid with silver, and the rods to hold up the curtains were solid silver.
18. The curtain that covered the entrance to the courtyard was made of fine linen cloth and embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. It was 30 feet long and 7 1/2 feet high, just like the curtains of the courtyard walls.
19. It was supported by four posts set into four bronze bases. The tops of the posts were overlaid with silver, and the hooks and rods were also made of silver.
20. All the tent pegs used in the Tabernacle and courtyard were made of bronze.
21. Here is an inventory of the materials used in building the Tabernacle of the Covenant. Moses directed the Levites to compile the figures, and Ithamar son of Aaron the priest served as recorder.
22. Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, was in charge of the whole project, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
23. He was assisted by Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a craftsman expert at engraving, designing, and embroidering blue, purple, and scarlet yarn on fine linen cloth.
24. The people brought gifts of gold totaling about 2,200 pounds, all of which was used throughout the Tabernacle.
25. The amount of silver that was given was about 7,545 pounds.
26. It came from the tax of one-fifth of an ounce of silver collected from each of those registered in the census. This included all the men who were twenty years old or older, 603,550 in all.
27. The 100 bases for the frames of the sanctuary walls and for the posts supporting the inner curtain required 7,500 pounds of silver, about 75 pounds for each base.
28. The rest of the silver, about 45 pounds, was used to make the rods and hooks and to overlay the tops of the posts.
29. The people also brought 5,310 pounds of bronze,
30. which was used for casting the bases for the posts at the entrance to the Tabernacle, and for the bronze altar with its bronze grating and altar utensils.
31. Bronze was also used to make the bases for the posts that supported the curtains around the courtyard, the bases for the curtain at the entrance of the courtyard, and all the tent pegs used to hold the curtains of the courtyard in place.

Psalms 22:9-15
9. Yet you brought me safely from my mother's womb and led me to trust you when I was a nursing infant.
10. I was thrust upon you at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born.
11. Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.
12. My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!
13. Like roaring lions attacking their prey, they come at me with open mouths.
14. My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me.
15. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead.

Proverbs 8:12-21
12. "I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.
13. All who fear the LORD will hate evil. That is why I hate pride, arrogance, corruption, and perverted speech.
14. Good advice and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine.
15. Because of me, kings reign, and rulers make just laws.
16. Rulers lead with my help, and nobles make righteous judgments.
17. "I love all who love me. Those who search for me will surely find me.
18. Unending riches, honor, wealth, and justice are mine to distribute.
19. My gifts are better than the purest gold, my wages better than sterling silver!
20. I walk in righteousness, in paths of justice.
21. Those who love me inherit wealth, for I fill their treasuries.

Matthew 26:51-75
51. One of the men with Jesus pulled out a sword and slashed off an ear of the high priest's servant.
52. "Put away your sword," Jesus told him. "Those who use the sword will be killed by the sword.
53. Don't you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?
54. But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what must happen now?"
55. Then Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I some dangerous criminal, that you have come armed with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn't you arrest me in the Temple? I was there teaching every day.
56. But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures." At that point, all the disciples deserted him and fled.
57. Then the people who had arrested Jesus led him to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of religious law and other leaders had gathered.
58. Meanwhile, Peter was following far behind and eventually came to the courtyard of the high priest's house. He went in, sat with the guards, and waited to see what was going to happen to Jesus.
59. Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find witnesses who would lie about Jesus, so they could put him to death.
60. But even though they found many who agreed to give false witness, there was no testimony they could use. Finally, two men were found
61. who declared, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the Temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"
62. Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Well, aren't you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?"
63. But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, "I demand in the name of the living God that you tell us whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God."
64. Jesus replied, "Yes, it is as you say. And in the future you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God's right hand in the place of power and coming back on the clouds of heaven."
65. Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror, shouting, "Blasphemy! Why do we need other witnesses? You have all heard his blasphemy.
66. What is your verdict?Guilty!" they shouted. "He must die!"
67. Then they spit in Jesus' face and hit him with their fists. And some slapped him,
68. saying, "Prophesy to us, you Messiah! Who hit you that time?"
69. Meanwhile, as Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, a servant girl came over and said to him, "You were one of those with Jesus the Galilean."
70. But Peter denied it in front of everyone. "I don't know what you are talking about," he said.
71. Later, out by the gate, another servant girl noticed him and said to those standing around, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."
72. Again Peter denied it, this time with an oath. "I don't even know the man," he said.
73. A little later some other bystanders came over to him and said, "You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent."
74. Peter said, "I swear by God, I don't know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed.
75. Suddenly, Jesus' words flashed through Peter's mind: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went away, crying bitterly.