March 07

Leviticus 13

1And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron,

2If a man has on his skin a growth or a mark or a white place, and it becomes the disease of a leper, let him be taken to Aaron the priest, or to one of the priests, his sons;

3And if, when the priest sees the mark on his skin, the hair on the place is turned white and the mark seems to go deeper than the skin, it is the mark of a leper: and the priest, after looking at him, will say that he is unclean.

4But if the mark on his skin is white, and does not seem to go deeper than the skin, and the hair on it is not turned white, then the priest will keep him shut up for seven days;

5And the priest is to see him on the seventh day; and if, in his opinion, the place on his skin has not become worse and is not increased in size, then the priest will keep him shut up for seven days more:

6And the priest is to see him again on the seventh day; and if the mark is less bright and is not increased on his skin, then let the priest say that he is clean: it is only a skin-mark, and after his clothing has been washed he will be clean.

7But if the size of the mark on his skin is increased after he has been seen by the priest, let him go to the priest again:

8And if, after looking at him, he sees that the mark is increased in his skin, let the priest say that he is unclean; he is a leper.

9When the disease of a leper is seen on a man, let him be taken to the priest;

10And if the priest sees that there is a white growth on the skin, and the hair is turned white, and there is diseased flesh in the growth,

11It is an old disease in the skin of his flesh, and the priest will say that he is unclean; he will not have to be shut up, for he is clearly unclean.

12And if the disease comes out all over his skin, from his head to his feet, as far as the priest is able to see,

13And if the priest sees that all his flesh is covered with the leper’s disease, the priest will say that he is clean: it is all turned white, he is clean.

14But whenever diseased flesh is seen on him, he will be unclean.

15And when the priest sees the diseased flesh he will say that he is unclean; the diseased flesh is unclean, he is a leper.

16Or if the diseased flesh is turned again and changed to white then he is to come to the priest,

17And the priest will see him: and if the place is turned white, then the priest will say that he is free from the disease.

18And if a bad place has come out on the skin and is well again,

19And on the same place there is a white growth of a bright mark, red and white, then let the priest see it;

20And after looking at it, if it seems to go deeper than the skin, and the hair on it is turned white, then the priest will say that the man is unclean: it is the leper’s disease, it has come out in the bad place.

21But if, after looking at it, he sees that there are no white hairs on it, and it is not deeper than the skin, and it is not very bright, then let the priest keep him shut up for seven days:

22And if it is increasing on the skin, the priest will say that he is unclean: it is a disease.

23But if the bright mark keeps in the same place and gets no greater, it is the mark of the old wound, and the priest will say that he is clean.

24Or if there is a burn on the skin of the flesh, and if the diseased flesh in the burn becomes a bright place, red and white or white,

25The priest is to see it: and if the hair on the bright place is turned white and it seems to go deeper than the skin, he is a leper: it has come out in the burn, and the priest will say that he is unclean: it is the leper’s disease.

26But if, after looking at it, the priest sees that there is no white hair on the bright place, and it is not deeper than the skin, and is not very bright, then let the priest keep him shut up for seven days:

27And the priest is to see him again on the seventh day; if it is increased in the skin, then the priest will say that he is unclean: it is the leper’s disease.

28And if the bright place keeps the same size and gets no greater on the skin, but is less bright, it is the effect of the burn, and the priest will say that he is clean: it is the mark of the burn.

29And when a man or a woman has a disease on the head, or in the hair of the chin,

30Then the priest is to see the diseased place: and if it seems to go deeper than the skin, and if there is thin yellow hair in it, then the priest will say that he is unclean: he has the mark of the leper’s disease on his head or in the hair of his chin.

31And after looking at the diseased place, if it does not seem to go deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the priest will have him shut up for seven days:

32And on the seventh day the priest will see the place: and if it is not increased, and there is no yellow hair in it, and it does not seem to go deeper than the skin,

33Then his hair is to be cut off, but not on the diseased place, and he is to be shut up for seven days more:

34And on the seventh day the priest will see the place: and if it is not increased, and does not seem to go deeper than the skin, the priest will say that he is clean: and after his clothing has been washed he will be clean.

35But if the disease in his skin becomes worse after he has been made clean,

36Then the priest is to see him: and if the mark is increased, the priest, without looking for the yellow hair, will say that he is unclean.

37But if, in his opinion, the growth is stopped, and black hair has come up on it, the disease has gone; he is clean and the priest will say that he is clean.

38And if a man or a woman has bright marks on the skin of their flesh, that is, bright white marks,

39Then the priest is to see them: and if the white marks on their skin are not very bright, it is a skin disease which has come out on the skin; he is clean.

40And if a man’s hair has come out and he has no hair, still he is clean.

41And if the hair has gone from the front part of his head, so that he has no hair there, still he is clean.

42But if, on his head or on his brow, where he has no hair, there is a red and white place, it is the disease of the leper coming out on his head or on his brow.

43Then if the priest sees that the growth of the disease has become red and white on his head or on his brow where there is no hair, like the mark in the skin of a leper;

44He is a leper and unclean; the priest is to say that he is most certainly unclean: the disease is in his head.

45And the leper who has the disease on him is to go about with signs of grief, with his hair loose and his mouth covered, crying, Unclean, unclean.

46While the disease is on him, he will be unclean. He is unclean: let him keep by himself, living outside the tent-circle.

47And any clothing of wool or of linen in which is the mark of the disease;

48If it is in the threads of the linen or of the wool, or in leather, or in anything made of skin;

49If there are red or green marks on the clothing, or on the leather, or in the threads of the cloth, or in anything made of skin, it is the leper’s disease: let the priest see it.

50And after it has been seen by the priest, the thing which is so marked is to be shut up for seven days:

51And he is to see the mark on the seventh day; if the mark is increased in the clothing, or in the threads of the material, or in the leather, whatever the leather is used for, it is the disease biting into it: it is unclean.

52And the clothing, or the wool or linen material, or anything of leather in which is the disease, is to be burned: for the disease is biting into it; let it be burned in the fire.

53And if the priest sees that the mark is not increased in the clothing or in any part of the material or in the leather,

54Then the priest will give orders for the thing on which the mark is, to be washed, and to be shut up for seven days more:

55And if, after the mark has been washed, the priest sees that the colour of it is not changed and it is not increased, it is to be burned in the fire: the disease is working in it, though the damage may be inside or outside.

56And if the priest sees that the mark is less bright after the washing, then let him have it cut out of the clothing or the leather or from the threads of the material:

57And if the mark is still seen in the clothing or in the threads of the material or in the leather, it is the disease coming out: the thing in which the disease is will have to be burned with fire.

58And the material of the clothing, or anything of skin, which has been washed, if the mark has gone out of it, let it be washed a second time and it will be clean.

59This is the law about the leper’s disease in the thread of wool or linen material, in clothing or in anything of skin, saying how it is to be judged clean or unclean.

Proverbs 25

1These are more wise sayings of Solomon, copied out by the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah.

2It is the glory of God to keep a thing secret: but the glory of kings is to have it searched out.

3The heaven is high and the earth is deep, and the hearts of kings may not be searched out.

4Take away the waste from silver, and a vessel will come out for the silver-worker.

5Take away evil-doers from before the king, and the seat of his power will be made strong in righteousness.

6Do not take glory for yourself before the king, and do not put yourself in the place of the great:

7For it is better to have it said to you, Come up here; than for you to be put down in a lower place before the ruler.

8Do not be quick to go to law about what you have seen, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbour has put you to shame?

9Have a talk with your neighbour himself about your cause, but do not give away the secret of another:

10Or your hearer may say evil of you, and your shame will not be turned away.

11A word at the right time is like apples of gold in a network of silver.

12Like a nose-ring of gold and an ornament of the best gold, is a wise man who says sharp words to an ear ready to give attention.

13As the cold of snow in the time of grain-cutting, so is a true servant to those who send him; for he gives new life to the soul of his master.

14As clouds and wind without rain, so is one who takes credit for an offering he has not given.

15A judge is moved by one who for a long time undergoes wrongs without protest, and by a soft tongue even bone is broken.

16If you have honey, take only as much as is enough for you; for fear that, being full of it, you may not be able to keep it down.

17Let not your foot be frequently in your neighbour’s house, or he may get tired of you, and his feeling be turned to hate.

18One who gives false witness against his neighbour is a hammer and a sword and a sharp arrow.

19Putting one’s faith in a false man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth and a shaking foot.

20Like one who takes off clothing in cold weather and like acid on a wound, is he who makes melody to a sad heart.

21If your hater is in need of food, give him bread; and if he is in need of drink, give him water:

22For so you will put coals of fire on his head, and the Lord will give you your reward.

23As the north wind gives birth to rain, so is an angry face caused by a tongue saying evil secretly.

24It is better to be living in an angle of the house-top, than with a bitter-tongued woman in a wide house.

25As cold water to a tired soul, so is good news from a far country.

26Like a troubled fountain and a dirty spring, is an upright man who has to give way before evil-doers.

27It is not good to take much honey: so he who is not looking for honour will be honoured.

28He whose spirit is uncontrolled is like an unwalled town which has been broken into.

Matthew 11:20-30

20Then he went on to say hard things to the towns where most of his works of power were done, because they had not been turned from their sins.

21Unhappy are you, Chorazin! Unhappy are you, Beth-saida! For if the works of power which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have been turned from their sins in days gone by, clothing themselves in haircloth and putting dust on their heads.

22But I say to you, It will be better for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judging, than for you.

23And you, Capernaum, were you not to be lifted up to heaven? you will go down into hell: for if the works of power which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have been here to this day.

24But I say to you that it will be better for the land of Sodom in the day of judging, than for you.

25At that time Jesus made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children.

26Yes, Father, for so it was pleasing in your eyes.

27All things have been given to me by my Father; and no one has knowledge of the Son, but the Father; and no one has knowledge of the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear.

28Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.

29Take my yoke on you and become like me, for I am gentle and without pride, and you will have rest for your souls;

30For my yoke is good, and the weight I take up is not hard.

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