March 31

Numbers 28

1And the Lord said to Moses,

2Give orders to the children of Israel and say to them, Let it be your care to give me my offerings at their regular times, the food of the offerings made by fire to me for a sweet smell.

3Say to them, This is the offering made by fire which you are to give to the Lord; he-lambs of the first year without any mark, two every day as a regular burned offering.

4Let one be offered in the morning, and the other at evening;

5And the tenth part of an ephah of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with the fourth part of a hin of clear oil.

6It is a regular burned offering, as it was ordered in Mount Sinai, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.

7And for its drink offering take the fourth part of a hin for one lamb: in the holy place let the wine be drained out for a drink offering for the Lord.

8Let the other lamb be offered at evening; like the meal offering of the morning and its drink offering, let it be offered as an offering made by fire for a sweet smell to the Lord.

9And on the Sabbath day, two he-lambs of the first year, without any mark, and two tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, and its drink offering:

10This is the burned offering for every Sabbath day, in addition to the regular burned offering, and its drink offering.

11And on the first day of every month you are to give a burned offering to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark;

12And three tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, for every ox; and two tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, for the one sheep;

13And a separate tenth part of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering for every lamb; for a burned offering of a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.

14And their drink offerings are to be half a hin of wine for an ox, and the third part of a hin for a male sheep, and the fourth part of a hin for a lamb: this is the burned offering for every month through all the months of the year.

15And one he-goat for a sin-offering to the Lord; it is to be offered in addition to the regular burned offering and its drink offering.

16And in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is the Lord’s Passover.

17On the fifteenth day of this month there is to be a feast; for seven days let your food be unleavened cakes.

18On the first day there is to be a holy meeting: you may do no sort of field-work:

19And you are to give an offering made by fire, a burned offering to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:

20And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil: let three tenth parts of an ephah be offered for an ox and two tenth parts for a male sheep;

21And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs;

22And one he-goat for a sin-offering to take away your sin.

23These are to be offered in addition to the morning burned offering, which is a regular burned offering at all times.

24In this way, every day for seven days, give the food of the offering made by fire, a sweet smell to the Lord: it is to be offered in addition to the regular burned offering, and its drink offering.

25Then on the seventh day there will be a holy meeting; you may do no field-work.

26And at the time of the first-fruits, when you give an offering of new meal to the Lord at your feast of weeks, there is to be a holy meeting: you may do no field-work:

27And give a burned offering for a sweet smell to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year;

28And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep,

29And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs;

30And one he-goat to take away your sin.

31These are in addition to the regular burned offering and its meal offering; take care that they are without any mark, and let them be offered with their drink offerings.

Numbers 29

1In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, let there be a holy meeting; on it you may do no field-work; let the day be marked by the blowing of horns;

2And give to the Lord a burned offering for a sweet smell; one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them:

3And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep,

4And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs;

5And one he-goat for a sin-offering, to take away your sin:

6In addition to the burned offering of the new moon, and its meal offering, and the regular burned offering and its meal offering, and their drink offerings, as they are ordered, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.

7And on the tenth day of this seventh month there will be a holy meeting; keep yourselves from pleasure, and do no sort of work;

8And give to the Lord a burned offering for a sweet smell; one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year: only those without any mark on them may be used:

9And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep,

10A separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs;

11One he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the offering for taking away your sin, and the regular burned offering and its meal offering, and their drink offerings.

12And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month let there be a holy meeting; do no field-work, and keep a feast to the Lord for seven days;

13And give a burned offering, an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord, thirteen oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, all without any mark on them;

14And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for every one of the thirteen oxen, two tenth parts for every male sheep,

15And a separate tenth part for every one of the fourteen lambs;

16And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

17On the second day of the feast give an offering of twelve oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them;

18And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen and the sheep and the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:

19And one he-goat for a sin-offering in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and their drink offerings.

20And on the third day eleven oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark;

21And their meal offering and drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:

22And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

23And on the fourth day ten oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:

24And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered.

25And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

26And on the fifth day nine oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:

27And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:

28And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

29And on the sixth day eight oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:

30And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:

31And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, its meal offering, and its drink offerings.

32And on the seventh day seven oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:

33And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:

34And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering.

35On the eighth day let there be a holy meeting: you may do no field-work;

36And give a burned offering, an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord: one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:

37With the meal offering and the drink offerings for the ox, the male sheep, and the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered:

38And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

39These are the offerings which you are to give to the Lord at your regular feasts, in addition to the offerings for an oath, and the free offerings you give, for your burned offerings and your drink offerings and your peace-offerings.

40So Moses gave the children of Israel all these directions as the Lord had given him orders.

Song of Solomon 8:5-14

5Who is this, who comes up from the waste places, resting on her loved one? It was I who made you awake under the apple-tree, where your mother gave you birth; there she was in pain at your birth.

6Put me as a sign on your heart, as a sign on your arm; love is strong as death, and wrath bitter as the underworld: its coals are coals of fire; violent are its flames.

7Much water may not put out love, or the deep waters overcome it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would be judged a price not great enough.

8We have a young sister, and she has no breasts; what are we to do for our sister in the day when she is given to a man?

9If she is a wall, we will make on her a strong base of silver; and if she is a door, we will let her be shut up with cedar-wood.

10I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers; then was I in his eyes as one to whom good chance had come.

11Solomon had a vine-garden at Baal-hamon; he let out the vine-garden to keepers; every one had to give a thousand bits of silver for its fruit.

12My vine-garden, which is mine, is before me: you, O Solomon, will have the thousand, and those who keep the fruit of them two hundred.

13You who have your resting-place in the gardens, the friends give ear to your voice; make me give ear to it.

14Come quickly, my loved one, and be like a roe on the mountains of spice.

Matthew 24:32-51

32Now take an example from the fig-tree: when her branch has become soft and puts out its leaves, you are certain that the summer is near;

33Even so, when you see all these things, you may be certain that he is near, even at the doors.

34Truly I say to you, This generation will not come to an end till all these things are complete.

35Heaven and earth will come to an end, but my words will not come to an end.

36But of that day and hour no one has knowledge, not even the angels in heaven, or the Son, but the Father only.

37And as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.

38Because as in those days before the overflowing of the waters, they were feasting and taking wives and getting married, till the day when Noah went into the ark,

39And they had no care till the waters came and took them all away; so will be the coming of the Son of man.

40Then two men will be in the field; one is taken, and one let go;

41Two women will be crushing grain; one is taken, and one let go.

42Be watching, then! for you have no knowledge on what day your Lord will come.

43But be certain of this, that if the master of the house had had knowledge of the time when the thief was coming, he would have been watching, and would not have let his house be broken into.

44Be ready then; for at a time which you have no thought of the Son of man will come.

45Who is the true and wise servant, whom his lord has put over those in his house, to give them their food at the right time?

46A blessing on that servant, who will be doing so when his lord comes.

47Truly, I say to you, he will put him over all he has.

48But if that evil servant says in his heart, My lord is a long time in coming;

49And is cruel to the other servants, taking his pleasure with those who are overcome with wine;

50The lord of that servant will come in a day when he is not looking for him, and in an hour of which he has no knowledge,

51And will have him cut in two, and will give him a part in the fate of the false ones: there will be weeping and cries of sorrow.

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