February 14

Exodus 11

1And the Lord said to Moses, I will send one more punishment on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go; and when he does let you go, he will not keep one of you back, but will send you out by force.

2So go now and give orders to the people that every man and every woman is to get from his or her neighbour ornaments of silver and of gold.

3And the Lord gave the people grace in the eyes of the Egyptians. For the man Moses was highly honoured in the land of Egypt, by Pharaoh’s servants and the people.

4And Moses said, This is what the Lord says: About the middle of the night I will go out through Egypt:

5And death will come to every mother’s first male child in all the land of Egypt, from the child of Pharaoh on his seat of power, to the child of the servant-girl crushing the grain; and the first births of all the cattle.

6And there will be a great cry through all the land of Egypt, such as never has been or will be again.

7But against the children of Israel, man or beast, not so much as the tongue of a dog will be moved: so that you may see how the Lord makes a division between Israel and the Egyptians.

8And all these your servants will come to me, going down on their faces before me and saying, Go out, and all your people with you: and after that I will go out. And he went away from Pharaoh burning with wrath.

9And the Lord said to Moses, Pharaoh will not give ear to you, so that my wonders may be increased in the land of Egypt.

10All these wonders Moses and Aaron did before Pharaoh: but the Lord made Pharaoh’s heart hard, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

Exodus 12

1And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

2Let this month be to you the first of months, the first month of the year.

3Say to all the children of Israel when they are come together, In the tenth day of this month every man is to take a lamb, by the number of their fathers’ families, a lamb for every family:

4And if the lamb is more than enough for the family, let that family and its nearest neighbour have a lamb between them, taking into account the number of persons and how much food is needed for every man.

5Let your lamb be without a mark, a male in its first year: you may take it from among the sheep or the goats:

6Keep it till the fourteenth day of the same month, when everyone who is of the children of Israel is to put it to death between sundown and dark.

7Then take some of the blood and put it on the two sides of the door and over the door of the house where the meal is to be taken.

8And let your food that night be the flesh of the lamb, cooked with fire in the oven, together with unleavened bread and bitter-tasting plants.

9Do not take it uncooked or cooked with boiling water, but let it be cooked in the oven; its head with its legs and its inside parts.

10Do not keep any of it till the morning; anything which is not used is to be burned with fire.

11And take your meal dressed as if for a journey, with your shoes on your feet and your sticks in your hands: take it quickly: it is the Lord’s Passover.

12For on that night I will go through the land of Egypt, sending death on every first male child, of man and of beast, and judging all the gods of Egypt: I am the Lord.

13And the blood will be a sign on the houses where you are: when I see the blood I will go over you, and no evil will come on you for your destruction, when my hand is on the land of Egypt.

14And this day is to be kept in your memories: you are to keep it as a feast to the Lord through all your generations, as an order for ever.

15For seven days let your food be unleavened bread; from the first day no leaven is to be seen in your houses: whoever takes bread with leaven in it, from the first till the seventh day, will be cut off from Israel.

16And on the first day there is to be a holy meeting and on the seventh day a holy meeting; no sort of work may be done on those days but only to make ready what is necessary for everyone’s food.

17So keep the feast of unleavened bread; for on this very day I have taken your armies out of the land of Egypt: this day, then, is to be kept through all your generations by an order for ever.

18In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day, let your food be unleavened bread till the evening of the twenty-first day of the month.

19For seven days no leaven is to be seen in your houses: for whoever takes bread which is leavened will be cut off from the people of Israel, if he is from another country or if he is an Israelite by birth.

20Take nothing which has leaven in it; wherever you are living let your food be unleavened cakes.

21Then Moses sent for the chiefs of Israel, and said to them, See that lambs are marked out for yourselves and your families, and let the Passover lamb be put to death.

22And take some hyssop and put it in the blood in the basin, touching the two sides and the top of the doorway with the blood from the basin; and let not one of you go out of his house till the morning.

23For the Lord will go through the land, sending death on the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the two sides and the top of the door, the Lord will go over your door and will not let death come in for your destruction.

24And you are to keep this as an order to you and to your sons for ever.

25And when you come into the land which the Lord will make yours, as he gave his word, you are to keep this act of worship.

26And when your children say to you, What is the reason of this act of worship?

27Then you will say, This is the offering of the Lord’s Passover; for he went over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he sent death on the Egyptians, and kept our families safe. And the people gave worship with bent heads.

28And the children of Israel went and did so; as the Lord had given orders to Moses and Aaron, so they did.

29And in the middle of the night the Lord sent death on every first male child in the land of Egypt, from the child of Pharaoh on his seat of power to the child of the prisoner in the prison; and the first births of all the cattle.

30Then Pharaoh got up in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians; and a great cry went up from Egypt; for there was not a house where someone was not dead.

31And he sent for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Get up and go out from among my people, you and the children of Israel; go and give worship to the Lord as you have said.

32And take your flocks and your herds as you have said, and be gone; and give me your blessing.

33And the Egyptians were forcing the people on, to get them out of the land quickly; for they said, We are all dead men.

34And the people took their bread-paste before it was leavened, putting their basins in their clothing on their backs.

35And the children of Israel had done as Moses had said; and they got from the Egyptians ornaments of silver and of gold, and clothing:

36And the Lord had given the people grace in the eyes of the Egyptians so that they gave them whatever was requested. So they took away all their goods from the Egyptians.

37And the children of Israel made the journey from Rameses to Succoth; there were about six hundred thousand men on foot, as well as children.

38And a mixed band of people went with them; and flocks and herds in great numbers.

39And they made unleavened cakes from the paste which they had taken out of Egypt; it was not leavened, for they had been sent out of Egypt so quickly, that they had no time to make any food ready.

40Now the children of Israel had been living in Egypt for four hundred and thirty years.

41And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the armies of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt.

42It is a watch-night before the Lord who took them out of the land of Egypt: this same night is a watch-night to the Lord for all the children of Israel, through all their generations.

43And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the law of the Passover: no man who is not an Israelite is to take of it:

44But every man’s servant, whom he has got for money, may take of it, when he has had circumcision.

45A man from a strange country living among you, and a servant working for payment, may not take part in it.

46It is to be taken in one house; not a bit of the flesh is to be taken out of the house, and no bone of it may be broken.

47All Israel is to keep the feast.

48And if a man from another country is living with you, and has a desire to keep the Passover to the Lord, let all the males of his family undergo circumcision, and then let him come near and keep it; for he will then be as one of your people; but no one without circumcision may keep it.

49The law is the same for him who is an Israelite by birth and for the man from a strange country who is living with you.

50So the children of Israel did as the Lord gave orders to Moses and Aaron.

51And on that very day the Lord took the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

Proverbs 4

1Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:

2For I give you good teaching; do not give up the knowledge you are getting from me.

3For I was a son to my father, a gentle and an only one to my mother.

4And he gave me teaching, saying to me, Keep my words in your heart; keep my rules so that you may have life:

5Get wisdom, get true knowledge; keep it in memory, do not be turned away from the words of my mouth.

6Do not give her up, and she will keep you; give her your love, and she will make you safe.

7The first sign of wisdom is to get wisdom; go, give all you have to get true knowledge.

8Put her in a high place, and you will be lifted up by her; she will give you honour, when you give her your love.

9She will put a crown of grace on your head, giving you a head-dress of glory.

10Give ear, O my son, and let your heart be open to my sayings; and long life will be yours.

11I have given you teaching in the way of wisdom, guiding your steps in the straight way.

12When you go, your way will not be narrow, and in running you will not have a fall.

13Take learning in your hands, do not let her go: keep her, for she is your life.

14Do not go in the road of sinners, or be walking in the way of evil men.

15Keep far from it, do not go near; be turned from it, and go on your way.

16For they take no rest till they have done evil; their sleep is taken away if they have not been the cause of someone’s fall.

17The bread of evil-doing is their food, the wine of violent acts their drink.

18But the way of the upright is like the light of early morning, getting brighter and brighter till the full day.

19The way of sinners is dark; they see not the cause of their fall.

20My son, give attention to my words; let your ear be turned to my sayings.

21Let them not go from your eyes; keep them deep in your heart.

22For they are life to him who gets them, and strength to all his flesh.

23And keep watch over your heart with all care; so you will have life.

24Put away from you an evil tongue, and let false lips be far from you.

25Keep your eyes on what is in front of you, looking straight before you.

26Keep a watch on your behaviour; let all your ways be rightly ordered.

27Let there be no turning to the right or to the left, keep your feet from evil.

Hebrews 10:19-39

19So then, my brothers, being able to go into the holy place without fear, because of the blood of Jesus,

20By the new and living way which he made open for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

21And having a great priest over the house of God,

22Let us go in with true hearts, in certain faith, having our hearts made free from the sense of sin and our bodies washed with clean water:

23Let us keep the witness of our hope strong and unshaking, for he is true who has given his word:

24And let us be moving one another at all times to love and good works;

25Not giving up our meetings, as is the way of some, but keeping one another strong in faith; and all the more because you see the day coming near.

26For if we do evil on purpose after we have had the knowledge of what is true, there is no more offering for sins,

27But only a great fear of being judged, and of the fire of wrath which will be the destruction of the haters of God.

28A man who has gone against the law of Moses is put to death without pity on the word of two or three witnesses:

29But will not the man by whom the Son of God has been crushed under foot, and the blood of the agreement with which he was washed clean has been taken as an unholy thing, and who has had no respect for the Spirit of grace, be judged bad enough for a very much worse punishment?

30For we have had experience of him who says, Punishment is mine, I will give reward. And again, The Lord will be judge of his people.

31We may well go in fear of falling into the hands of the living God.

32But give thought to the days after you had seen the light, when you went through a great war of troubles;

33In part, in being attacked by angry words and cruel acts, before the eyes of everyone, and in part, in being united with those who were attacked in this way.

34For you had pity on those who were in prison, and had joy in the loss of your property, in the knowledge that you still had a better property and one which you would keep for ever.

35So do not give up your hope which will be greatly rewarded.

36For, having done what was right in God’s eyes, you have need of waiting before his word has effect for you.

37In a very little time he who is coming will come; he will not be slow.

38But the upright man will be living by his faith; and if he goes back, my soul will have no pleasure in him.

39But we are not of those who go back to destruction; but of those who have faith even to the salvation of the soul.

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