April 03

Numbers 35

1And the Lord said to Moses in the lowlands of Moab by Jordan at Jericho,

2Give orders to the children of Israel to give to the Levites, from the heritage which is theirs, towns for themselves, with land on the outskirts of the towns.

3These towns are to be their living-places, with land round them for their cattle and their food and all their beasts,

4Stretching from the wall of the towns a distance of a thousand cubits all round.

5The measure of this space of land is to be two thousand cubits outside the town on the east, and two thousand cubits on the south and on the west and on the north, the town being in the middle. This space will be the outskirts of their towns.

6And the towns which you give the Levites are to be the six safe places to which the taker of life may go in flight; and in addition you are to give them forty-two towns.

7Forty-eight towns are to be given to the Levites, all with land round them.

8And these towns are to be given out of the heritage of the children of Israel, taking the greater number from those who have much, and a smaller number from those who have little: everyone, in the measure of his heritage, is to give of his property to the Levites.

9And the Lord said to Moses,

10Say to the children of Israel, when you have gone over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

11Then let certain towns be marked out as safe places to which anyone who takes the life of another in error may go in flight.

12In these towns you may be safe from him who has the right of punishment; so that death may not overtake the taker of life till he has been judged by the meeting of the people.

13Six of the towns which you give will be such safe places;

14Three on the other side of Jordan and three in the land of Canaan, to be safe places for flight.

15For the children of Israel and for the man from another country who is living among them, these six towns are to be safe places, where anyone causing the death of another through error may go in flight.

16But if a man gives another man a blow with an iron instrument, causing his death, he is a taker of life and is certainly to be put to death.

17Or if he gives him a blow with a stone in his hand, causing his death, he is a taker of life and is certainly to be put to death.

18Or if he gave him blows with a wood instrument in his hands, causing his death, he is a taker of life and is certainly to be put to death.

19He whose right it is to give punishment for blood, may himself put to death the taker of life when he comes face to face with him.

20If in his hate he put a sword through him, or waiting secretly for him sent a spear or stone at him, causing his death;

21Or in hate gave him blows with his hand, causing death; he who gave the death-blow is to be put to death; he is a taker of life: he whose right it is to give punishment for blood may put to death the taker of life when he comes face to face with him.

22But if a man has given a wound to another suddenly and not in hate, or without design has sent something against him,

23Or has given him a blow with a stone, without seeing him, so causing his death, though he had nothing against him and no desire to do him evil:

24Then let the meeting of the people be judge between the man responsible for the death and him who has the right of punishment for blood, acting by these rules:

25And let the people keep the man responsible for the death safe from the hands of him who has the right of punishment for blood, and send him back to his safe town where he had gone in flight: there let him be till the death of the high priest who was marked with the holy oil.

26But if ever he goes outside the walls of the safe town where he had gone in flight,

27And the giver of punishment, meeting him outside the walls of the town, puts him to death, he will not be responsible for his blood:

28Because he had been ordered to keep inside the safe town till the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the taker of life may come back to the place of his heritage.

29These rules are to be your guide in judging through all your generations wherever you may be living.

30Anyone causing the death of another is himself to be put to death on the word of witnesses: but the word of one witness is not enough.

31Further, no price may be given for the life of one who has taken life and whose right reward is death: he is certainly to be put to death.

32And no price may be offered for one who has gone in flight to a safe town, for the purpose of letting him come back to his place before the death of the high priest.

33So do not make the land where you are living unholy: for blood makes the land unholy: and there is no way of making the land free from the blood which has come on it, but only by the death of him who was the cause of it.

34Do not make unclean the land where you are living and in which is my House: for I the Lord am present among the children of Israel.

Numbers 36

1Now the heads of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came to Moses, the chiefs and the heads of families of the children of Israel being present,

2And said, The Lord gave orders to my lord to make distribution of the land as their heritage to the children of Israel: and my lord was ordered by the Lord to give the heritage of Zelophehad, our brother, to his daughters.

3Now if they get married to any of the sons of other tribes of the children of Israel, then their property will be taken away from the heritage of our fathers, and become part of the heritage of the tribe into which they get married: and their heritage will be taken away from the heritage of our tribe.

4And at the time of the Jubilee of the children of Israel, their property will be joined to the heritage of the tribe of which they are part and will be taken away from the heritage of the tribe of our fathers.

5So by the direction of the Lord, Moses gave orders to the children of Israel, saying, What the tribe of the sons of Joseph have said is right.

6This is the order of the Lord about the daughters of Zelophehad: The Lord says, Let them take as their husbands whoever is most pleasing to them, but only among the family of their father’s tribe.

7And so no property will be handed from tribe to tribe among the children of Israel; but every one of the children of Israel will keep the heritage of his father’s tribe.

8And every daughter owning property in any tribe of the children of Israel is to be married to one of the family of her father’s tribe, so that every man of the children of Israel may keep the heritage of his fathers.

9And no property will be handed from one tribe to another, but every tribe of the children of Israel will keep its heritage.

10So the daughters of Zelophehad did as the Lord gave orders to Moses:

11For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, took as their husbands the sons of their father’s brothers:

12And were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, and their property was kept in the tribe of their father’s family

13These are the laws and the orders which the Lord gave to the children of Israel by Moses, in the lowlands of Moab by Jordan at Jericho.

Job 3

1Then, opening his mouth, and cursing the day of his birth,

2Job made answer and said,

3Let destruction take the day of my birth, and the night on which it was said, A man child has come into the world.

4That day–let it be dark; let not God take note of it from on high, and let not the light be shining on it;

5Let the dark and the black night take it for themselves; let it be covered with a cloud; let the dark shades of day send fear on it.

6That night–let the thick dark take it; let it not have joy among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.

7As for that night, let it have no fruit; let no voice of joy be sounded in it;

8Let it be cursed by those who put a curse on the day; who are ready to make Leviathan awake.

9Let its morning stars be dark; let it be looking for light, but may it not have any; let it not see the eyes of the dawn.

10Because it did not keep the doors of my mother’s body shut, so that trouble might be veiled from my eyes.

11Why did death not take me when I came out of my mother’s body, why did I not, when I came out, give up my last breath?

12Why did the knees take me, or why the breasts that they might give me milk?

13For then I might have gone to my rest in quiet, and in sleep have been in peace,

14With kings and the wise ones of the earth, who put up great houses for themselves;

15Or with rulers who had gold, and whose houses were full of silver;

16Or as a child dead at birth I might never have come into existence; like young children who have not seen the light.

17There the passions of the evil are over, and those whose strength has come to an end have rest.

18There the prisoners are at peace together; the voice of the overseer comes not again to their ears.

19The small and the great are there, and the servant is free from his master.

20Why does he give light to him who is in trouble, and life to the bitter in soul;

21To those whose desire is for death, but it comes not; who are searching for it more than for secret wealth;

22Who are glad with great joy, and full of delight when they come to their last resting-place;

23To a man whose way is veiled, and who is shut in by God?

24In place of my food I have grief, and cries of sorrow come from me like water.

25For I have a fear and it comes on me, and my heart is greatly troubled.

26I have no peace, no quiet, and no rest; nothing but pain comes on me.

Matthew 26:1-25

1And when Jesus had come to the end of all these words, he said to his disciples,

2After two days is the Passover, and the Son of man will be given up to the death of the cross.

3Then the chief priests and the rulers of the people came together in the house of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas.

4And they made designs together to take Jesus by some trick, and put him to death.

5But they said, Not while the feast is going on, for fear of trouble among the people.

6Now when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,

7There came to him a woman having a bottle of perfume of great price, and she put the perfume on his head when he was seated at table.

8But when the disciples saw it they were angry, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

9For we might have got much money for this and given it to the poor.

10But Jesus, seeing it, said to them, Why are you troubling the woman? she has done a kind act to me.

11For the poor you have ever with you, but me you have not for ever.

12For in putting this perfume on my body, she did it to make me ready for my last resting-place.

13Truly I say to you, Wherever this good news goes out in all the world, what this woman has done will be talked of in memory of her.

14Then one of the twelve, who was named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said,

15What will you give me, if I give him up to you? And the price was fixed at thirty bits of silver.

16And from that time he was watching for a chance to give him into their hands.

17Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where are we to make ready for you to take the Passover meal?

18And he said to them, Go into the town to such a man, and say to him, The Master says, My time is near: I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.

19And the disciples did as Jesus had said to them; and they made ready the Passover.

20Now when evening was come, he was seated at table with the twelve disciples;

21And while they were taking food, he said, Truly I say to you that one of you will be false to me.

22And they were very said, and said to him, one by one, Is it I, Lord?

23And he made answer and said, He who puts his hand into the plate with me, the same will be false to me.

24The Son of man goes, even as the Writings say of him: but a curse is on that man through whom the Son of man is given up; it would have been well for that man if he had never come into the world.

25And Judas, who was false to him, made answer and said, Is it I, Master? He says to him, Yes.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s