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April 10 - Bible-in-a-Year


Deuteronomy 13-14

Chapter 13

Worshiping Other Gods

1 [a]If a prophet,(a) or one who foretells by dreams,(b) appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign(c) or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, "Let us follow other gods"(d) (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them," 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet(e) or dreamer.(f) The Lord your God is testing(g) you to find out whether you love(h) him with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 It is the Lord your God you must follow,(i) and him you must revere.(j) Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast(k) to him. 5 That prophet or dreamer must be put to death(l) for inciting rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. That prophet or dreamer tried to turn(m) you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil(n) from among you.

6 If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices(o) you, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods"(p) (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, 7 gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), 8 do not yield(q) to them or listen to them. Show them no pity.(r) Do not spare them or shield them. 9 You must certainly put them to death.(s) Your hand(t) must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people. 10 Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away(u) from the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 11 Then all Israel will hear and be afraid,(v) and no one among you will do such an evil thing again.

12 If you hear it said about one of the towns the Lord your God is giving you to live in 13 that troublemakers(w) have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods you have not known), 14 then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly.(x) And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you,(y) 15 you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely,[b](z) both its people and its livestock.(aa) 16 You are to gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town(ab) and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God.(ac) That town is to remain a ruin(ad) forever, never to be rebuilt, 17 and none of the condemned things[c] are to be found in your hands. Then the Lord will turn from his fierce anger,(ae) will show you mercy,(af) and will have compassion(ag) on you. He will increase your numbers,(ah) as he promised(ai) on oath to your ancestors— 18 because you obey the Lord your God by keeping all his commands that I am giving you today and doing what is right(aj) in his eyes.

Chapter 14

Clean and Unclean Food(a)

1 You are the children(b) of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead, 2 for you are a people holy(c) to the Lord your God.(d) Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.(e)

3 Do not eat any detestable thing.(f) 4 These are the animals you may eat:(g) the ox, the sheep, the goat,(h) 5 the deer,(i) the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat,(j) the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.[a] 6 You may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud. 7 However, of those that chew the cud or that have a divided hoof you may not eat the camel, the rabbit or the hyrax. Although they chew the cud, they do not have a divided hoof; they are ceremonially unclean for you. 8 The pig is also unclean; although it has a divided hoof, it does not chew the cud. You are not to eat their meat or touch their carcasses.(k)

9 Of all the creatures living in the water, you may eat any that has fins and scales. 10 But anything that does not have fins and scales you may not eat; for you it is unclean.

11 You may eat any clean bird. 12 But these you may not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, 13 the red kite, the black kite, any kind(l) of falcon,(m) 14 any kind of raven,(n) 15 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, 16 the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, 17 the desert owl,(o) the osprey, the cormorant, 18 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.

19 All flying insects are unclean to you; do not eat them. 20 But any winged creature that is clean you may eat.(p)

21 Do not eat anything you find already dead.(q) You may give it to the foreigner residing in any of your towns, and they may eat it, or you may sell it to any other foreigner. But you are a people holy to the Lord your God.(r)

Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.(s)


22 Be sure to set aside a tenth(t) of all that your fields produce each year. 23 Eat(u) the tithe of your grain, new wine(v) and olive oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name,(w) so that you may learn(x) to revere(y) the Lord your God always. 24 But if that place is too distant and you have been blessed by the Lord your God and cannot carry your tithe (because the place where the Lord will choose to put his Name is so far away), 25 then exchange(z) your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the Lord your God will choose. 26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink,(aa) or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice.(ab) 27 And do not neglect the Levites(ac) living in your towns, for they have no allotment or inheritance of their own.(ad)

28 At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes(ae) of that year's produce and store it in your towns,(af) 29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment(ag) or inheritance(ah) of their own) and the foreigners,(ai) the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied,(aj) and so that the Lord your God may bless(ak) you in all the work of your hands.

Job 10

Chapter 10

1 "I loathe my very life;(a)
     therefore I will give free rein to my complaint
     and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.(b)
2 I say to God:(c) Do not declare me guilty,
     but tell me what charges(d) you have against me.(e)
3 Does it please you to oppress me,(f)
     to spurn the work of your hands,(g)
     while you smile on the plans of the wicked?(h)
4 Do you have eyes of flesh?
     Do you see as a mortal sees?(i)
5 Are your days like those of a mortal
     or your years like those of a strong man,(j)
6 that you must search out my faults
     and probe after my sin(k)
7 though you know that I am not guilty(l)
     and that no one can rescue me from your hand?(m)

8 "Your hands shaped(n) me and made me.
     Will you now turn and destroy me?(o)
9 Remember that you molded me like clay.(p)
     Will you now turn me to dust again?(q)
10 Did you not pour me out like milk
     and curdle me like cheese,
11 clothe me with skin and flesh
     and knit me together(r) with bones and sinews?
12 You gave me life(s) and showed me kindness,(t)
     and in your providence(u) watched over(v) my spirit.

13 "But this is what you concealed in your heart,
     and I know that this was in your mind:(w)
14 If I sinned, you would be watching me(x)
     and would not let my offense go unpunished.(y)
15 If I am guilty(z)—woe to me!(aa)
     Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head,(ab)
for I am full of shame
     and drowned in[a] my affliction.(ac)
16 If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion(ad)
     and again display your awesome power against me.(ae)
17 You bring new witnesses against me(af)
     and increase your anger toward me;(ag)
     your forces come against me wave upon wave.(ah)

18 "Why then did you bring me out of the womb?(ai)
     I wish I had died before any eye saw me.(aj)
19 If only I had never come into being,
     or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!(ak)
20 Are not my few days(al) almost over?(am)
     Turn away from me(an) so I can have a moment's joy(ao)
21 before I go to the place of no return,(ap)
     to the land of gloom and utter darkness,(aq)
22 to the land of deepest night,
     of utter darkness(ar) and disorder,
     where even the light is like darkness."(as)

Acts 2:1-13

Chapter 2

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

1 When the day of Pentecost(a) came, they were all together(b) in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.(c) 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit(d) and began to speak in other tongues[a](e) as the Spirit enabled them.

5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing(f) Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed,(g) they asked: "Aren't all these who are speaking Galileans?(h) 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,(i) Pontus(j) and Asia,[b](k) 10 Phrygia(l) and Pamphylia,(m) Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene;(n) visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!" 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?"

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too much wine."(o)

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