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March 9


Numbers 15:1-41
1. The LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
2. Speak to the Israelites and say to them: When you come into the land you are to inhabit, which I am giving you,
3. and you make an offering by fire to the LORD from the herd or from the flock-- whether a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or at your appointed festivals-- to make a pleasing odor for the LORD,
4. then whoever presents such an offering to the LORD shall present also a grain offering, one-tenth of an ephah of choice flour, mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil.
5. Moreover, you shall offer one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering with the burnt offering or the sacrifice, for each lamb.
6. For a ram, you shall offer a grain offering, two-tenths of an ephah of choice flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil;
7. and as a drink offering you shall offer one-third of a hin of wine, a pleasing odor to the LORD.
8. When you offer a bull as a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as an offering of well-being to the LORD,
9. then you shall present with the bull a grain offering, three-tenths of an ephah of choice flour, mixed with half a hin of oil,
10. and you shall present as a drink offering half a hin of wine, as an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the LORD.
11. Thus it shall be done for each ox or ram, or for each of the male lambs or the kids.
12. According to the number that you offer, so you shall do with each and every one.
13. Every native Israelite shall do these things in this way, in presenting an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the LORD.
14. An alien who lives with you, or who takes up permanent residence among you, and wishes to offer an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the LORD, shall do as you do.
15. As for the assembly, there shall be for both you and the resident alien a single statute, a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you and the alien shall be alike before the LORD.
16. You and the alien who resides with you shall have the same law and the same ordinance.
17. The LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
18. Speak to the Israelites and say to them: After you come into the land to which I am bringing you,
19. whenever you eat of the bread of the land, you shall present a donation to the LORD.
20. From your first batch of dough you shall present a loaf as a donation; you shall present it just as you present a donation from the threshing floor.
21. Throughout your generations you shall give to the LORD a donation from the first of your batch of dough.
22. But if you unintentionally fail to observe all these commandments that the LORD has spoken to Moses--
23. everything that the LORD has commanded you by Moses, from the day the LORD gave commandment and thereafter, throughout your generations--
24. then if it was done unintentionally without the knowledge of the congregation, the whole congregation shall offer one young bull for a burnt offering, a pleasing odor to the LORD, together with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering.
25. The priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the Israelites, and they shall be forgiven; it was unintentional, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their error.
26. All the congregation of the Israelites shall be forgiven, as well as the aliens residing among them, because the whole people was involved in the error.
27. An individual who sins unintentionally shall present a female goat a year old for a sin offering.
28. And the priest shall make atonement before the LORD for the one who commits an error, when it is unintentional, to make atonement for the person, who then shall be forgiven.
29. For both the native among the Israelites and the alien residing among them-- you shall have the same law for anyone who acts in error.
30. But whoever acts high-handedly, whether a native or an alien, affronts the LORD, and shall be cut off from among the people.
31. Because of having despised the word of the LORD and broken his commandment, such a person shall be utterly cut off and bear the guilt.
32. When the Israelites were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day.
33. Those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses, Aaron, and to the whole congregation.
34. They put him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him.
35. Then the LORD said to Moses, "The man shall be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him outside the camp."
36. The whole congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
37. The LORD said to Moses:
38. Speak to the Israelites, and tell them to make fringes on the corners of their garments throughout their generations and to put a blue cord on the fringe at each corner.
39. You have the fringe so that, when you see it, you will remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them, and not follow the lust of your own heart and your own eyes.
40. So you shall remember and do all my commandments, and you shall be holy to your God.
41. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.

Numbers 16:1-35
1. Now Korah son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth-- descendants of Reuben-- took
2. two hundred fifty Israelite men, leaders of the congregation, chosen from the assembly, well-known men, and they confronted Moses.
3. They assembled against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone too far! All the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them. So why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?"
4. When Moses heard it, he fell on his face.
5. Then he said to Korah and all his company, "In the morning the LORD will make known who is his, and who is holy, and who will be allowed to approach him; the one whom he will choose he will allow to approach him.
6. Do this: take censers, Korah and all your company,
7. and tomorrow put fire in them, and lay incense on them before the LORD; and the man whom the LORD chooses shall be the holy one. You Levites have gone too far!"
8. Then Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you Levites!
9. Is it too little for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to allow you to approach him in order to perform the duties of the LORD's tabernacle, and to stand before the congregation and serve them?
10. He has allowed you to approach him, and all your brother Levites with you; yet you seek the priesthood as well!
11. Therefore you and all your company have gathered together against the LORD. What is Aaron that you rail against him?"
12. Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab; but they said, "We will not come!
13. Is it too little that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness, that you must also lord it over us?
14. It is clear you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Would you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come!"
15. Moses was very angry and said to the LORD, "Pay no attention to their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, and I have not harmed any one of them."
16. And Moses said to Korah, "As for you and all your company, be present tomorrow before the LORD, you and they and Aaron;
17. and let each one of you take his censer, and put incense on it, and each one of you present his censer before the LORD, two hundred fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each his censer."
18. So each man took his censer, and they put fire in the censers and laid incense on them, and they stood at the entrance of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron.
19. Then Korah assembled the whole congregation against them at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And the glory of the LORD appeared to the whole congregation.
20. Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying:
21. Separate yourselves from this congregation, so that I may consume them in a moment.
22. They fell on their faces, and said, "O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one person sin and you become angry with the whole congregation?"
23. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
24. Say to the congregation: Get away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
25. So Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram; the elders of Israel followed him.
26. He said to the congregation, "Turn away from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, or you will be swept away for all their sins."
27. So they got away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrance of their tents, together with their wives, their children, and their little ones.
28. And Moses said, "This is how you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works; it has not been of my own accord:
29. If these people die a natural death, or if a natural fate comes on them, then the LORD has not sent me.
30. But if the LORD creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up, with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the LORD."
31. As soon as he finished speaking all these words, the ground under them was split apart.
32. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with their households-- everyone who belonged to Korah and all their goods.
33. So they with all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol; the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.
34. All Israel around them fled at their outcry, for they said, "The earth will swallow us too!"
35. And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the two hundred fifty men offering the incense.

Psalms 32:1-5
1. Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2. Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3. While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long.
4. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
5. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah

Proverbs 11:16-18
16. A gracious woman gets honor, but she who hates virtue is covered with shame. The timid become destitute, but the aggressive gain riches.
17. Those who are kind reward themselves, but the cruel do themselves harm.
18. The wicked earn no real gain, but those who sow righteousness get a true reward.

Mark 11:1-19
1. When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples
2. and said to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it.
3. If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' just say this, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.'"
4. They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it,
5. some of the bystanders said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
6. They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it.
7. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it.
8. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields.
9. Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
10. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
11. Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12. On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.
13. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14. He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.
15. Then they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves;
16. and he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.
17. He was teaching and saying, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers."
18. And when the chief priests and the scribes heard it, they kept looking for a way to kill him; for they were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was spellbound by his teaching.
19. And when evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city.