March 08

Leviticus 14

1And the Lord said to Moses,

2This is the law of the leper on the day when he is made clean: he is to be taken to the priest;

3And the priest is to go outside the tent-circle; and if, after looking, the priest sees that the mark of the disease has gone from him,

4Then the priest is to give orders to take, for him who is to be made clean, two living clean birds and some cedar wood and red thread and hyssop.

5And the priest will give orders for one of the birds to be put to death in a vessel made of earth, over flowing water.

6And he will take the living bird and the wood and the red thread and the hyssop and put them in the blood of the bird which was put to death over flowing water.

7And shaking it seven times over the man who is to be made clean, he will say that he is clean and will let the living bird go free into the open country.

8And he who is to be made clean will have his clothing washed and his hair cut and have a bath, and he will be clean. And after that he will come back to the tent-circle; but he is to keep outside his tent for seven days.

9And on the seventh day he is to have all the hair cut off his head and his chin and over his eyes–all his hair is to be cut off–and he will have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and he will be clean.

10And on the eighth day let him take two male lambs, without any marks on them, and one female lamb of the first year, without a mark, and three tenth parts of an ephah of the best meal, mixed with oil, and one log of oil.

11And the priest who is making him clean will put the man who is being made clean, together with these things, before the door of the Tent of meeting.

12And the priest is to take one of the male lambs and give it as an offering for wrongdoing, and the log of oil, waving them for a wave offering before the Lord;

13And he is to put the male lamb to death in the place where they put to death the sin-offering and the burned offering, in the holy place; for as the sin-offering is the property of the priest, so is the offering for wrongdoing: it is most holy.

14And let the priest take some of the blood of the offering for wrongdoing and put it on the point of the right ear of him who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot;

15And take some of the oil and put it in the hollow of his left hand;

16And let the priest put his right finger in the oil which is in his left hand, shaking it out with his finger seven times before the Lord;

17And of the rest of the oil which is in his hand, the priest will put some on the point of the right ear of the man who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot, over the blood of the offering for wrongdoing;

18And the rest of the oil in the priest’s hand he will put on the head of him who is to be made clean; and so the priest will make him free from sin before the Lord.

19And the priest will give the sin-offering, and take away the sin of him who is to be made clean from his unclean condition; and after that he will put the burned offering to death.

20And the priest is to have the burned offering and the meal offering burned on the altar; and the priest will take away his sin and he will be clean.

21And if he is poor and not able to get so much, then he may take one male lamb as an offering for wrongdoing, to be waved to take away his sin, and one tenth part of an ephah of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering, and a log of oil;

22And two doves or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and one will be for a sin-offering and the other for a burned offering.

23And on the eighth day he will take them to the priest, to the door of the Tent of meeting before the Lord, so that he may be made clean.

24And the priest will take the lamb of the offering for wrongdoing and the oil, waving them for a wave offering before the Lord;

25And he will put to death the lamb of the offering for wrongdoing and the priest will take some of the blood of the offering for wrongdoing and put it on the point of the right ear of him who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot;

26And the priest will put out some of the oil in the hollow of his left hand,

27Shaking out drops of oil with his right finger before the Lord seven times:

28And the priest will put some of the oil which is in his hand on the point of the ear of the man who is to be made clean and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot, on the place where the blood of the offering for wrongdoing was put;

29And the rest of the oil which is in the priest’s hand he will put on the head of him who is to be made clean, to take away his sin before the Lord.

30And he will make an offering of one of the doves or the young pigeons, such as he is able to get;

31And of these, he will give one for a sin-offering and one for a burned offering, with the meal offering; and the priest will take away the sin of him who is to be made clean before the Lord.

32This is the law for the man who has the disease of the leper on him, and who is not able to get that which is necessary for making himself clean.

33And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron,

34When you have come into the land of Canaan which I will give you for your heritage, if I put the leper’s disease on a house in the land of your heritage,

35Then let the owner of the house come and say to the priest, It seems to me that there is a sort of leper’s disease in the house.

36And the priest will give orders for everything to be taken out of the house, before he goes in to see the disease, so that the things in the house may not become unclean; and then the priest is to go in to see the house;

37And if he sees that the walls of the house are marked with hollows of green and red, and if it seems to go deeper than the face of the wall;

38Then the priest will go out of the door of the house, and keep the house shut up for seven days:

39And the priest is to come again on the seventh day and have a look and see if the marks on the walls of the house are increased in size;

40Then the priest will give orders to them to take out the stones in which the disease is seen, and put them out into an unclean place outside the town:

41And he will have the house rubbed all over inside, and the paste which is rubbed off will be put out into an unclean place outside the town:

42And they will take other stones and put them in place of those stones, and he will take other paste and put it on the walls of the house.

43And if the disease comes out again in the house after he has taken out the stones and after the walls have been rubbed and the new paste put on,

44Then the priest will come and see it; and if the disease in the house is increased in size, it is the leper’s disease working out in the house: it is unclean.

45And the house will have to be pulled down, the stones of it and the wood and the paste; and everything is to be taken out to an unclean place outside the town.

46And, in addition, anyone who goes into the house at any time, while it is shut up, will be unclean till evening.

47And anyone who has been sleeping in the house will have to have his clothing washed; and anyone who takes food in that house will have to have his clothing washed.

48And if the priest comes in, and sees that the disease is not increased after the new paste has been put on the house, then the priest will say that the house is clean, because the disease is gone.

49And in order to make the house clean, let him take two birds and cedar-wood and red thread and hyssop;

50And put one of the birds to death in a vessel of earth over flowing water;

51And take the cedar-wood and the hyssop and the red thread and the living bird and put them in the blood of the dead bird and in the flowing water, shaking it over the house seven times.

52And he will make the house clean with the blood of the bird and the flowing water and with the living bird and with the cedar-wood and the hyssop and the red thread.

53But he will let the living bird go out of the town into the open country; so he will take away sin from the house and it will be clean.

54This is the law for all signs of the leper’s disease and for skin diseases;

55And for signs of disease in clothing, or in a house;

56And for a growth or a bad place or a bright mark on the skin;

57To make clear when it is unclean and when it is clean: this is the law about the disease of the leper.

Proverbs 26

1Like snow in summer and rain when the grain is being cut, so honour is not natural for the foolish.

2As the sparrow in her wandering and the swallow in her flight, so the curse does not come without a cause.

3A whip for the horse, a mouth-bit for the ass, and a rod for the back of the foolish.

4Do not give to the foolish man a foolish answer, or you will be like him.

5Give a foolish man a foolish answer, or he will seem wise to himself.

6He who sends news by the hand of a foolish man is cutting off his feet and drinking in damage.

7The legs of one who has no power of walking are hanging loose; so is a wise saying in the mouth of the foolish.

8Giving honour to a foolish man is like attempting to keep a stone fixed in a cord.

9Like a thorn which goes up into the hand of a man overcome by drink, so is a wise saying in the mouth of a foolish man.

10Like an archer wounding all who go by, is a foolish man overcome by drink.

11Like a dog going back to the food which he has not been able to keep down, is the foolish man doing his foolish acts over again.

12Have you seen a man who seems to himself to be wise? There is more hope for the foolish than for him.

13The hater of work says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

14A door is turned on its pillar, and the hater of work on his bed.

15The hater of work puts his hand deep into the basin: lifting it again to his mouth is a weariness to him.

16The hater of work seems to himself wiser than seven men who are able to give an answer with good sense.

17He who gets mixed up in a fight which is not his business, is like one who takes a dog by the ears while it is going by.

18As one who is off his head sends about flaming sticks and arrows of death,

19So is the man who gets the better of his neighbour by deceit, and says, Am I not doing so in sport?

20Without wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no secret talk, argument is ended.

21Like breath on coals and wood on fire, so a man given to argument gets a fight started.

22The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, they go down into the inner parts of the stomach.

23Smooth lips and an evil heart are like a vessel of earth plated with silver waste.

24With his lips the hater makes things seem what they are not, but deceit is stored up inside him;

25When he says fair words, have no belief in him; for in his heart are seven evils:

26Though his hate is covered with deceit, his sin will be seen openly before the meeting of the people.

27He who makes a hole in the earth will himself go falling into it: and on him by whom a stone is rolled the stone will come back again.

28A false tongue has hate for those who have clean hearts, and a smooth mouth is a cause of falling.

Matthew 12:1-21

1At that time Jesus went through the fields on the Sabbath day; and his disciples, being in need of food, were taking the heads of grain.

2But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said to him, See, your disciples do that which it is not right to do on the Sabbath.

3But he said to them, Have you no knowledge of what David did when he had need of food, and those who were with him?

4How he went into the house of God and took for food the holy bread which it was not right for him or for those who were with him to take, but only for the priests?

5Or is it not said in the law, how the Sabbath is broken by the priests in the Temple and they do no wrong?

6But I say to you that a greater thing than the Temple is here.

7But if these words had been in your minds, My desire is for mercy and not for offerings, you would not have been judging those who have done no wrong.

8For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath.

9And he went from there into their Synagogue:

10And there was a man with a dead hand. And they put a question to him, saying, Is it right to make a man well on the Sabbath day? so that they might have something against him.

11And he said to them, Which of you, having a sheep, if it gets into a hole on the Sabbath day, will not put out a helping hand and get it back?

12Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! For this reason it is right to do good on the Sabbath day.

13Then said he to the man, Put out your hand. And he put it out, and it was made as well as the other.

14But the Pharisees went out and made designs against him, how they might put him to death.

15And Jesus, having knowledge of this, went away from there, and a great number went after him; and he made them all well,

16Ordering them not to give people word of him:

17So that what was said by Isaiah the prophet might come true,

18See my servant, the man of my selection, my loved one in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him, and he will make my decision clear to the Gentiles.

19His coming will not be with fighting or loud cries; and his voice will not be lifted up in the streets.

20The crushed stem will not be broken by him; and the feebly burning light will he not put out, till he has made righteousness overcome all.

21And in his name will the Gentiles put their hope.

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