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Bible in one year


April 5


Deuteronomy 33:1-29
1. This is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, blessed the Israelites before his death.
2. He said: The LORD came from Sinai, and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran. With him were myriads of holy ones; at his right, a host of his own.
3. Indeed, O favorite among peoples, all his holy ones were in your charge; they marched at your heels, accepted direction from you.
4. Moses charged us with the law, as a possession for the assembly of Jacob.
5. There arose a king in Jeshurun, when the leaders of the people assembled-- the united tribes of Israel.
6. May Reuben live, and not die out, even though his numbers are few.
7. And this he said of Judah: O LORD, give heed to Judah, and bring him to his people; strengthen his hands for him, and be a help against his adversaries.
8. And of Levi he said: Give to Levi your Thummim, and your Urim to your loyal one, whom you tested at Massah, with whom you contended at the waters of Meribah;
9. who said of his father and mother, "I regard them not"; he ignored his kin, and did not acknowledge his children. For they observed your word, and kept your covenant.
10. They teach Jacob your ordinances, and Israel your law; they place incense before you, and whole burnt offerings on your altar.
11. Bless, O LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands; crush the loins of his adversaries, of those that hate him, so that they do not rise again.
12. Of Benjamin he said: The beloved of the LORD rests in safety-- the High God surrounds him all day long-- the beloved rests between his shoulders.
13. And of Joseph he said: Blessed by the LORD be his land, with the choice gifts of heaven above, and of the deep that lies beneath;
14. with the choice fruits of the sun, and the rich yield of the months;
15. with the finest produce of the ancient mountains, and the abundance of the everlasting hills;
16. with the choice gifts of the earth and its fullness, and the favor of the one who dwells on Sinai. Let these come on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among his brothers.
17. A firstborn bull-- majesty is his! His horns are the horns of a wild ox; with them he gores the peoples, driving them to the ends of the earth; such are the myriads of Ephraim, such the thousands of Manasseh.
18. And of Zebulun he said: Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and Issachar, in your tents.
19. They call peoples to the mountain; there they offer the right sacrifices; for they suck the affluence of the seas and the hidden treasures of the sand.
20. And of Gad he said: Blessed be the enlargement of Gad! Gad lives like a lion; he tears at arm and scalp.
21. He chose the best for himself, for there a commander's allotment was reserved; he came at the head of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his ordinances for Israel.
22. And of Dan he said: Dan is a lion's whelp that leaps forth from Bashan.
23. And of Naphtali he said: O Naphtali, sated with favor, full of the blessing of the LORD, possess the west and the south.
24. And of Asher he said: Most blessed of sons be Asher; may he be the favorite of his brothers, and may he dip his foot in oil.
25. Your bars are iron and bronze; and as your days, so is your strength.
26. There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, majestic through the skies.
27. He subdues the ancient gods, shatters the forces of old; he drove out the enemy before you, and said, "Destroy!"
28. So Israel lives in safety, untroubled is Jacob's abode in a land of grain and wine, where the heavens drop down dew.
29. Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread on their backs.

Deuteronomy 34:1-12
1. Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the LORD showed him the whole land: Gilead as far as Dan,
2. all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,
3. the Negeb, and the Plain-- that is, the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees-- as far as Zoar.
4. The LORD said to him, "This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there."
5. Then Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of Moab, at the LORD's command.
6. He was buried in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor, but no one knows his burial place to this day.
7. Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his sight was unimpaired and his vigor had not abated.
8. The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; then the period of mourning for Moses was ended.
9. Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands on him; and the Israelites obeyed him, doing as the LORD had commanded Moses.
10. Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.
11. He was unequaled for all the signs and wonders that the LORD sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his entire land,
12. and for all the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of power that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.

Psalms 40:13-17
13. Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me.
14. Let all those be put to shame and confusion who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire my hurt.
15. Let those be appalled because of their shame who say to me, "Aha, Aha!"
16. But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, "Great is the LORD!"
17. As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God.

Proverbs 13:13-14
13. Those who despise the word bring destruction on themselves, but those who respect the commandment will be rewarded.
14. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, so that one may avoid the snares of death.

Luke 8:1-25
1. Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him,
2. as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
3. and Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.
4. When a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable:
5. "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up.
6. Some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered for lack of moisture.
7. Some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
8. Some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold." As he said this, he called out, "Let anyone with ears to hear listen!"
9. Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant.
10. He said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but to others I speak in parables, so that 'looking they may not perceive, and listening they may not understand.'
11. "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12. The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
13. The ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe only for a while and in a time of testing fall away.
14. As for what fell among the thorns, these are the ones who hear; but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
15. But as for that in the good soil, these are the ones who, when they hear the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance.
16. "No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.
17. For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light.
18. Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away."
19. Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd.
20. And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."
21. But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."
22. One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they put out,
23. and while they were sailing he fell asleep. A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger.
24. They went to him and woke him up, shouting, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm.
25. He said to them, "Where is your faith?" They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?"