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Bible in one year


March 27


Deuteronomy 15:1-23
1. Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts.
2. And this is the manner of the remission: every creditor shall remit the claim that is held against a neighbor, not exacting it of a neighbor who is a member of the community, because the LORD's remission has been proclaimed.
3. Of a foreigner you may exact it, but you must remit your claim on whatever any member of your community owes you.
4. There will, however, be no one in need among you, because the LORD is sure to bless you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you as a possession to occupy,
5. if only you will obey the LORD your God by diligently observing this entire commandment that I command you today.
6. When the LORD your God has blessed you, as he promised you, you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.
7. If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor.
8. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be.
9. Be careful that you do not entertain a mean thought, thinking, "The seventh year, the year of remission, is near," and therefore view your needy neighbor with hostility and give nothing; your neighbor might cry to the LORD against you, and you would incur guilt.
10. Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.
11. Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, "Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land."
12. If a member of your community, whether a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you and works for you six years, in the seventh year you shall set that person free.
13. And when you send a male slave out from you a free person, you shall not send him out empty-handed.
14. Provide liberally out of your flock, your threshing floor, and your wine press, thus giving to him some of the bounty with which the LORD your God has blessed you.
15. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; for this reason I lay this command upon you today.
16. But if he says to you, "I will not go out from you," because he loves you and your household, since he is well off with you,
17. then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his earlobe into the door, and he shall be your slave forever. You shall do the same with regard to your female slave.
18. Do not consider it a hardship when you send them out from you free persons, because for six years they have given you services worth the wages of hired laborers; and the LORD your God will bless you in all that you do.
19. Every firstling male born of your herd and flock you shall consecrate to the LORD your God; you shall not do work with your firstling ox nor shear the firstling of your flock.
20. You shall eat it, you together with your household, in the presence of the LORD your God year by year at the place that the LORD will choose.
21. But if it has any defect-- any serious defect, such as lameness or blindness-- you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God;
22. within your towns you may eat it, the unclean and the clean alike, as you would a gazelle or deer.
23. Its blood, however, you must not eat; you shall pour it out on the ground like water.

Deuteronomy 16:1-22
1. Observe the month of Abib by keeping the passover for the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
2. You shall offer the passover sacrifice for the LORD your God, from the flock and the herd, at the place that the LORD will choose as a dwelling for his name.
3. You must not eat with it anything leavened. For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it-- the bread of affliction-- because you came out of the land of Egypt in great haste, so that all the days of your life you may remember the day of your departure from the land of Egypt.
4. No leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory for seven days; and none of the meat of what you slaughter on the evening of the first day shall remain until morning.
5. You are not permitted to offer the passover sacrifice within any of your towns that the LORD your God is giving you.
6. But at the place that the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his name, only there shall you offer the passover sacrifice, in the evening at sunset, the time of day when you departed from Egypt.
7. You shall cook it and eat it at the place that the LORD your God will choose; the next morning you may go back to your tents.
8. For six days you shall continue to eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly for the LORD your God, when you shall do no work.
9. You shall count seven weeks; begin to count the seven weeks from the time the sickle is first put to the standing grain.
10. Then you shall keep the festival of weeks for the LORD your God, contributing a freewill offering in proportion to the blessing that you have received from the LORD your God.
11. Rejoice before the LORD your God-- you and your sons and your daughters, your male and female slaves, the Levites resident in your towns, as well as the strangers, the orphans, and the widows who are among you-- at the place that the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his name.
12. Remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and diligently observe these statutes.
13. You shall keep the festival of booths for seven days, when you have gathered in the produce from your threshing floor and your wine press.
14. Rejoice during your festival, you and your sons and your daughters, your male and female slaves, as well as the Levites, the strangers, the orphans, and the widows resident in your towns.
15. Seven days you shall keep the festival for the LORD your God at the place that the LORD will choose; for the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all your undertakings, and you shall surely celebrate.
16. Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God at the place that he will choose: at the festival of unleavened bread, at the festival of weeks, and at the festival of booths. They shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed;
17. all shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you.
18. You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes, in all your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, and they shall render just decisions for the people.
19. You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.
20. Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, so that you may live and occupy the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
21. You shall not plant any tree as a sacred pole beside the altar that you make for the LORD your God;
22. nor shall you set up a stone pillar-- things that the LORD your God hates.

Psalms 37:30-36
30. The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak justice.
31. The law of their God is in their hearts; their steps do not slip.
32. The wicked watch for the righteous, and seek to kill them.
33. The LORD will not abandon them to their power, or let them be condemned when they are brought to trial.
34. Wait for the LORD, and keep to his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on the destruction of the wicked.
35. I have seen the wicked oppressing, and towering like a cedar of Lebanon.
36. Again I passed by, and they were no more; though I sought them, they could not be found.

Proverbs 12:17-19
17. Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness speaks deceitfully.
18. Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19. Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

Luke 3:1-38
1. In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene,
2. during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
3. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,
4. as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
5. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth;
6. and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"
7. John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8. Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
9. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
10. And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?"
11. In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise."
12. Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?"
13. He said to them, "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you."
14. Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages."
15. As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah,
16. John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
17. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."
18. So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.
19. But Herod the ruler, who had been rebuked by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the evil things that Herod had done,
20. added to them all by shutting up John in prison.
21. Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened,
22. and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."
23. Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his work. He was the son (as was thought) of Joseph son of Heli,
24. son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,
25. son of Mattathias, son of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggai,
26. son of Maath, son of Mattathias, son of Semein, son of Josech, son of Joda,
27. son of Joanan, son of Rhesa, son of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, son of Neri,
28. son of Melchi, son of Addi, son of Cosam, son of Elmadam, son of Er,
29. son of Joshua, son of Eliezer, son of Jorim, son of Matthat, son of Levi,
30. son of Simeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonam, son of Eliakim,
31. son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David,
32. son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Sala, son of Nahshon,
33. son of Amminadab, son of Admin, son of Arni, son of Hezron, son of Perez, son of Judah,
34. son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor,
35. son of Serug, son of Reu, son of Peleg, son of Eber, son of Shelah,
36. son of Cainan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech,
37. son of Methuselah, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Cainan,
38. son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.