March 03

Leviticus 5

1And if anyone does wrong by saying nothing when he is put under oath as a witness of something he has seen or had knowledge of, then he will be responsible:

2If anyone becomes unclean through touching unconsciously some unclean thing, such as the dead body of an unclean beast or of unclean cattle or of any unclean animal which goes flat on the earth, he will be responsible:

3Or if he becomes unclean through touching unconsciously any unclean thing of man, whatever it may be, when it is made clear to him he will be responsible:

4Or if anyone, without thought, takes an oath to do evil or to do good, whatever he says without thought, with an oath, having no knowledge of what he is doing; when it becomes clear to him, he will be responsible for any of these things.

5And whoever is responsible for any such sin, let him make a statement openly of his wrongdoing;

6And take to the Lord the offering for the wrong which he has done, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin-offering, and the priest will take away his sin.

7And if he has not money enough for a lamb, then let him give, for his offering to the Lord, two doves or two young pigeons; one for a sin-offering and one for a burned offering.

8And let him take them to the priest, who will first give the sin-offering, twisting off its head from its neck, but not cutting it in two;

9And he is to put drops of the blood of the offering on the side of the altar, and the rest of the blood is to be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin-offering.

10And the second is for a burned offering, in agreement with the law; and the priest will take away his sin and he will have forgiveness.

11But if he has not enough money for two doves or two young pigeons, then let him give, for the sin he has done, the tenth part of an ephah of the best meal, for a sin-offering; let him put no oil on it, and no perfume, for it is a sin-offering.

12And let him come to the priest with it, and the priest will take some of it in his hand, to be burned on the altar as a sign, among the offerings of the Lord made by fire: it is a sin-offering.

13And the priest will take away his sin and he will have forgiveness: and the rest of the offering will be the priest’s, in the same way as the meal offering.

14And the Lord said to Moses,

15If anyone is untrue, sinning in error in connection with the holy things of the Lord, let him take his offering to the Lord, a male sheep from the flock, without any mark, of the value fixed by you in silver by shekels, by the scale of the holy place.

16And he is to make payment to the priest for what he has done wrong in relation to the holy thing, together with a fifth part of its value in addition; and the priest will take away his sin by the sheep of his offering, and he will have forgiveness.

17And if anyone does wrong, and does any of the things which the Lord has given orders are not to be done, though he has no knowledge of it, still he is in the wrong and he is responsible.

18Let him come to the priest with a sheep, a male without any mark out of the flock, of the value fixed by you, as an offering for his error; and the priest will take away the sin which he did in error, and he will have forgiveness.

19It is an offering for his error: he is certainly responsible before the Lord.

Leviticus 6

1And the Lord said to Moses,

2If anyone does wrong, and is untrue to the Lord, acting falsely to his neighbour in connection with something put in his care, or something given for a debt, or has taken away anything by force, or has been cruel to his neighbour,

3Or has taken a false oath about the loss of something which he has come across by chance; if a man has done any of these evil things,

4Causing sin to come on him, then he will have to give back the thing he took by force or got by cruel acts, or the goods which were put in his care or the thing he came on by chance,

5Or anything about which he took a false oath; he will have to give it all back, with the addition of a fifth of its value, to him whose property it is, when he has been judged to be in the wrong.

6Then let him take to the Lord the offering for his wrongdoing; giving to the priest for his offering, a male sheep from the flock, without any mark, of the value fixed by you:

7And the priest will take away his sin from before the Lord, and he will have forgiveness for whatever crime he has done

8And the Lord said to Moses,

9Give orders to Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law for the burned offering: the offering is to be on the fire-wood on the altar all night till the morning; and the fire of the altar is to be kept burning.

10And the priest is to put on his linen robes and his linen trousers, and take up what is over of the offering after it has been burned on the altar, and put it by the side of the altar.

11Then having taken off his linen robes and put on other clothing, he is to take it away into a clean place, outside the tent-circle.

12The fire on the altar is to be kept burning; it is never to go out; every morning the priest is to put wood on it, placing the burned offering in order on it, and there the fat of the peace-offering is to be burned.

13Let the fire be kept burning on the altar at all times; it is never to go out.

14And this is the law for the meal offering: it is to be offered to the Lord before the altar by the sons of Aaron.

15The priest is to take in his hand some of the meal of the meal offering and of the oil of it, and all the perfume on it, burning it on the altar as a sign, for a sweet smell to the Lord.

16And whatever is over Aaron and his sons may have for their food, taking it without leaven in a holy place; in the open space of the Tent of meeting they may take a meal of it.

17It is not to be cooked with leaven. I have given it to them as their part of the offerings made by fire to me; it is most holy, as are the sin-offerings and the offerings for error.

18Every male among the children of Aaron may have it for food; it is their right for ever through all your generations, from the offerings made by fire to the Lord: anyone touching them will be holy.

19And the Lord said to Moses,

20This is the offering which Aaron and his sons are to make to the Lord on the day when he is made a priest: the tenth part of an ephah of the best meal for a meal offering for ever; half of it in the morning and half in the evening.

21Let it be made with oil on a flat plate; when it is well mixed and cooked, let it be broken and taken in as a meal offering, for a sweet smell to the Lord.

22And the same offering is to be given by that one of his sons who takes his place as priest; by an order for ever, all of it is to be burned before the Lord.

23Every meal offering offered for the priest is to be completely burned: nothing of it is to be taken for food.

24And the Lord said to Moses,

25Say to Aaron and his sons, This is the law for the sin-offering: the sin-offering is to be put to death before the Lord in the same place as the burned offering; it is most holy.

26The priest by whom it is offered for sin, is to take it for his food in a holy place, in the open space of the Tent of meeting.

27Anyone touching the flesh of it will be holy: and if any of the blood is dropped on any clothing, the thing on which the blood has been dropped is to be washed in a holy place.

28But the vessel of earth in which the flesh was cooked is to be broken; or if a brass vessel was used, it is to be rubbed clean and washed out with water.

29Every male among the priests may take it for his food: it is most holy.

30No sin-offering, the blood of which is taken into the Tent of meeting, to take away sin in the holy place, may be used for food: it is to be burned with fire.

Proverbs 21

1The king’s heart in the hands of the Lord is like the water streams, and by him it is turned in any direction at his pleasure.

2Every way of a man seems right to himself, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.

3To do what is right and true is more pleasing to the Lord than an offering.

4A high look and a heart of pride, *** of the evil-doer is sin.

5The purposes of the man of industry have their outcome only in wealth; but one who is over-quick in acting will only come to be in need.

6He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death.

7By their violent acts the evil-doers will be pulled away, because they have no desire to do what is right.

8Twisted is the way of him who is full of crime; but as for him whose heart is clean, his work is upright.

9It is better to be living in an angle of the house-top, than with a bitter-tongued woman in a wide house.

10The desire of the evil-doer is fixed on evil: he has no kind feeling for his neighbour.

11When the man of pride undergoes punishment, the simple man gets wisdom; and by watching the wise he gets knowledge.

12The Upright One, looking on the house of the evil-doer, lets sinners be overturned to their destruction.

13He whose ears are stopped at the cry of the poor, will himself get no answer to his cry for help.

14By a secret offering wrath is turned away, and the heat of angry feelings by money in the folds of the robe.

15It is a joy to the good man to do right, but it is destruction to the workers of evil.

16The wanderer from the way of knowledge will have his resting-place among the shades.

17The lover of pleasure will be a poor man: the lover of wine and oil will not get wealth.

18The evil-doer will be given as a price for the life of the good man, and the worker of deceit in the place of the upright.

19It is better to be living in a waste land, than with a bitter-tongued and angry woman.

20There is a store of great value in the house of the wise, but it is wasted by the foolish man.

21He who goes after righteousness and mercy will get life, righteousness, and honour.

22A wise man goes up into the town of the strong ones, and overcomes its strength in which they put their faith.

23He who keeps watch over his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

24The man of pride, lifted up in soul, is named high-hearted; he is acting in an outburst of pride.

25The desire of the hater of work is death to him, for his hands will do no work.

26All the day the sinner goes after his desire: but the upright man gives freely, keeping nothing back.

27The offering of evil-doers is disgusting: how much more when they give it with an evil purpose!

28A false witness will be cut off, …

29The evil-doer makes his face hard, but as for the upright, he gives thought to his way.

30Wisdom and knowledge and wise suggestions are of no use against the Lord.

31The horse is made ready for the day of war, but power to overcome is from the Lord.

Matthew 9:18-38

18While he was saying these things to them, there came a ruler and gave him worship, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and put your hand on her, and she will come back to life.

19And Jesus got up and went after him, and so did his disciples.

20And a woman, who for twelve years had had a flow of blood, came after him, and put her hand on the edge of his robe:

21Because, she said to herself, if I may but put my hand on his robe, I will be made well.

22But Jesus, turning and seeing her, said, Daughter, take heart; your faith has made you well. And the woman was made well from that hour.

23And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house and saw the players with their instruments and the people making a noise,

24He said, Make room; for the girl is not dead, but sleeping. And they were laughing at him.

25But when the people were sent out, he went in and took her by the hand; and the girl got up.

26And the news of it went out into all that land.

27And when Jesus went on from there, two blind men came after him, crying out, Have mercy on us, you Son of David.

28And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, Have you faith that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord.

29Then he put his hand on their eyes, saying, As your faith is, let it be done to you.

30And their eyes were made open. And Jesus said to them sharply, Let no man have knowledge of it.

31But they went out and gave news of him in all that land.

32And while they were going away, there came to him a man without the power of talking, and with an evil spirit.

33And when the evil spirit had been sent out, the man had the power of talking: and they were all surprised, saying, Such a thing has never been seen in Israel.

34But the Pharisees said, By the ruler of evil spirits, he sends evil spirits out of men.

35And Jesus went about all the towns and small places, teaching in their Synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom and making well all sorts of disease and pain.

36But when he saw all the people he was moved with pity for them, because they were troubled and wandering like sheep without a keeper.

37Then he said to his disciples, There is much grain but not enough men to get it in.

38Make prayer, then, to the Lord of the grain-fields, that he may send out workers to get in his grain.


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