March 05

Leviticus 9

1And on the eighth day Moses sent for Aaron and his sons and the responsible men of Israel;

2And he said to Aaron, Take a young ox for a sin-offering and a male sheep for a burned offering, without a mark, and make an offering of them before the Lord.

3And say to the children of Israel: Take a he-goat for a sin-offering, and a young ox and a lamb, in their first year, without any mark on them, for a burned offering;

4And an ox and a male sheep for peace-offerings, to be put to death before the Lord; and a meal offering mixed with oil: for this day you are to see the Lord.

5And they took the things ordered by Moses, before the Tent of meeting, and all the people came near, waiting before the Lord.

6And Moses said, This is what the Lord has said you are to do; and you will see the glory of the Lord.

7And Moses said to Aaron, Come near to the altar and make your sin-offering and your burned offering to take away your sin and the sin of the people, and make the people’s offering to take away their sin; as the Lord has given orders.

8So Aaron came near to the altar and put to death the ox for the sin-offering for himself;

9And the sons of Aaron gave him the blood and he put his finger in the blood and put it on the horns of the altar, draining out the blood at the base of the altar;

10But the fat and the kidneys and the fat on the liver of the sin-offering were burned by him on the altar as the Lord gave orders to Moses.

11And the flesh and the skin were burned with fire outside the tent-circle;

12And he put to death the burned offering; and Aaron’s sons gave him the blood and he put some of it on and round the altar;

13And they gave him the parts of the burned offering, in their order, and the head, to be burned on the altar.

14And the inside parts and the legs, when they had been washed with water, were burned on the burned offering on the altar.

15And he made an offering for the people and took the goat of the sin-offering for the people and put it to death, offering it for sin, in the same way as the first.

16And he took the burned offering, offering it in the ordered way;

17And he put the meal offering before the Lord, and taking some of it in his hand he had it burned on the altar, separately from the burned offering of the morning.

18And he put to death the ox and the sheep, which were the peace-offerings for the people; and Aaron’s sons gave him the blood and he put some of it on and round the altar;

19And as for the fat of the ox and the fat tail of the sheep and the fat covering the inside parts and the kidneys and the fat on the liver;

20They put the fat on the breasts, and the fat was burned on the altar.

21And Aaron took the breasts and the right leg, waving them for a wave offering before the Lord, as Moses gave orders.

22And Aaron, lifting up his hands to the people, gave them a blessing; and he came down from offering the sin-offering, and the burned offering, and the peace-offerings.

23And Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of meeting, and came out and gave the people a blessing, and the glory of the Lord was seen by all the people.

24And fire came out from before the Lord, burning up the offering on the altar and the fat: and when all the people saw it, they gave a loud cry, falling down on their faces.

Leviticus 10

1And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their vessels and put fire in them and perfume, burning strange fire before the Lord, which he had not given them orders to do.

2And fire came out from before the Lord, burning them up and causing their destruction before the Lord.

3Then Moses said to Aaron, This is what the Lord said, I will be holy in the eyes of all those who come near to me, and I will be honoured before all the people. And Aaron said nothing.

4And Moses sent for Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel, the brother of Aaron’s father, and said to them, Come near and take your brothers away from before the holy place, outside the tent-circle.

5So they came and took them, in their coats, outside the tent-circle, as Moses had said.

6And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons, Do not let your hair be loose, and give no signs of grief; so that death may not overtake you, and his wrath come on all the people; but let there be weeping among your brothers and all the house of Israel for this burning of the Lord’s fire.

7And do not go out from the door of the Tent of meeting, or death will come to you; for the holy oil of the Lord is on you. And they did as Moses said.

8And the Lord said to Aaron:

9Take no wine, or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of meeting, that it may not be the cause of death to you; this is an order for ever through all your generations.

10And make a division between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;

11Teaching the children of Israel all the laws which the Lord has given them by the hand of Moses.

12And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons who were still living, Take the rest of the meal offering from the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and take it for your food, without leaven, at the side of the altar, for it is most holy.

13It is to be for your food in a holy place, because it is your right and your sons’ right, from the offerings of the Lord made by fire: for so am I ordered.

14And the breast which is waved and the leg which is lifted up on high, you are to take as your food in a clean place; you and your sons and your daughters with you: for they are given to you as your right and your sons’ right, from the peace-offerings of the children of Israel.

15Let them take the breast which is waved and the leg which is lifted up on high, with the fat of the burned offering, to be waved for a wave offering before the Lord; and this will be for you and for your sons with you, for a right for ever, as the Lord has given orders.

16And Moses was looking for the goat of the sin-offering, but it was burned; and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron, who were still living, saying,

17Why did you not make a meal of the sin-offering in the holy place? For it is most holy and he has given it to you, so that the sin of the people may be put on it, to take away their sin before the Lord.

18See, its blood was not taken into the holy place: certainly it was right for you to have taken it as food in the holy place, as I gave orders.

19And Aaron said to Moses, You have seen that today they have made their sin-offering and their burned offering before the Lord, and such things as these have come on me. If I had taken the sin-offering as food today, would it have been pleasing to the Lord?

20And after hearing this, Moses was no longer angry.

Proverbs 23

1When you take your seat at the feast with a ruler, give thought with care to what is before you;

2And put a knife to your throat, if you have a strong desire for food.

3Have no desire for his delicate food, for it is the bread of deceit.

4Take no care to get wealth; let there be an end to your desire for money.

5Are your eyes lifted up to it? it is gone: for wealth takes to itself wings, like an eagle in flight up to heaven.

6Do not take the food of him who has an evil eye, or have any desire for his delicate meat:

7For as the thoughts of his heart are, so is he: Take food and drink, he says to you; but his heart is not with you.

8The food which you have taken will come up again, and your pleasing words will be wasted.

9Say nothing in the hearing of a foolish man, for he will put no value on the wisdom of your words.

10Do not let the landmark of the widow be moved, and do not go into the fields of those who have no father;

11For their saviour is strong, and he will take up their cause against you.

12Give your heart to teaching, and your ears to the words of knowledge.

13Do not keep back training from the child: for even if you give him blows with the rod, it will not be death to him.

14Give him blows with the rod, and keep his soul safe from the underworld.

15My son, if your heart becomes wise, I, even I, will be glad in heart;

16And my thoughts in me will be full of joy when your lips say right things.

17Have no envy of sinners in your heart, but keep in the fear of the Lord all through the day;

18For without doubt there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

19Give ear, my son, and be wise, guiding your heart in the right way.

20Do not be among those who give themselves to wine-drinking, or among those who make themselves full with meat:

21For those who take delight in drink and feasting will come to be in need; and through love of sleep a man will be poorly clothed.

22Give ear to your father whose child you are, and do not keep honour from your mother when she is old.

23Get for yourself that which is true, and do not let it go for money; get wisdom and teaching and good sense.

24The father of the upright man will be glad, and he who has a wise child will have joy because of him.

25Let your father and your mother be glad, let her who gave you birth have joy.

26My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes take delight in my ways.

27For a loose woman is a deep hollow, and a strange woman is a narrow water-hole.

28Yes, she is waiting secretly like a beast for its food, and deceit by her is increased among men.

29Who says, Oh! who says, Ah! who has violent arguments, who has grief, who has wounds without cause, whose eyes are dark?

30Those who are seated late over the wine: those who go looking for mixed wine.

31Keep your eyes from looking on the wine when it is red, when its colour is bright in the cup, when it goes smoothly down:

32In the end, its bite is like that of a snake, its wound like the wound of a poison-snake.

33Your eyes will see strange things, and you will say twisted things.

34Yes, you will be like him who takes his rest on the sea, or on the top of a sail-support.

35They have overcome me, you will say, and I have no pain; they gave me blows without my feeling them: when will I be awake from my wine? I will go after it again.

Matthew 10:26-42

26Have, then, no fear of them: because nothing is covered which will not come to light, or secret which will not be made clear.

27What I say to you in the dark, say in the light: and what comes to your ear secretly, say publicly from the house-tops.

28And have no fear of those who put to death the body, but are not able to put to death the soul. But have fear of him who has power to give soul and body to destruction in hell.

29Are not sparrows two a farthing? and not one of them comes to an end without your Father:

30But the hairs of your head are all numbered.

31Then have no fear; you are of more value than a flock of sparrows.

32To everyone, then, who gives witness to me before men, I will give witness before my Father in heaven.

33But if anyone says before men that he has no knowledge of me, I will say that I have no knowledge of him before my Father in heaven.

34Do not have the thought that I have come to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.

35For I have come to put a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law:

36And a man will be hated by those of his house.

37He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me.

38And he who does not take his cross and come after me is not good enough for me.

39He who has the desire to keep his life will have it taken from him, and he who gives up his life because of me will have it given back to him.

40He who gives honour to you gives honour to me; and he who gives honour to me gives honour to him who sent me.

41He who gives honour to a prophet, in the name of a prophet, will be given a prophet’s reward; and he who gives honour to an upright man, in the name of an upright man, will be given an upright man’s reward.

42And whoever gives to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he will not go without his reward.

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