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Daily Readings for February 23
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1."Bezalel and Oholiab shall work with every wise-hearted man, in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Yahweh has commanded."
2.Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart Yahweh had put wisdom, even everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to the work to do it: 3.and they received from Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, with which to make it. They brought yet to him freewill offerings every morning. 4.All the wise men, who performed all the work of the sanctuary, each came from his work which they did. 5.They spoke to Moses, saying, "The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which Yahweh commanded to make."
6.Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman make anything else for the offering for the sanctuary." So the people were restrained from bringing. 7.For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.
8.All the wise-hearted men among those who did the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, blue, purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skillful workman, they made them. 9.The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits. All the curtains had one measure. 10.He coupled five curtains to one another, and the other five curtains he coupled one to another. 11.He made loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain from the edge in the coupling. Likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second coupling. 12.He made fifty loops in the one curtain, and he made fifty loops in the edge of the curtain that was in the second coupling. The loops were opposite one to another. 13.He made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the clasps: so the tabernacle was a unit.
14.He made curtains of goats' hair for a covering over the tabernacle. He made them eleven curtains. 15.The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of each curtain. The eleven curtains had one measure. 16.He coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. 17.He made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the coupling, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain which was outmost in the second coupling. 18.He made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be a unit. 19.He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above.
20.He made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up. 21.Ten cubits was the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board. 22.Each board had two tenons, joined one to another. He made all the boards of the tabernacle this way. 23.He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side southward. 24.He made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. 25.For the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, 26.and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 27.For the far part of the tabernacle westward he made six boards. 28.He made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the far part. 29.They were double beneath, and in the same way they were all the way to its top to one ring. He did this to both of them in the two corners. 30.There were eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; under every board two sockets.
31.He made bars of acacia wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, 32.and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the hinder part westward. 33.He made the middle bar to pass through in the midst of the boards from the one end to the other. 34.He overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold for places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35.He made the veil of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim. He made it the work of a skillful workman. 36.He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold. Their hooks were of gold. He cast four sockets of silver for them. 37.He made a screen for the door of the tent, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer; 38.and the five pillars of it with their hooks. He overlaid their capitals and their fillets with gold, and their five sockets were of brass.
1.Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs, you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth. 2.Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve. 3.Yahweh, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph? 4.They pour out arrogant words. All the evildoers boast. 5.They break your people in pieces, Yahweh, and afflict your heritage. 6.They kill the widow and the alien, and murder the fatherless. 7.They say, "Yah will not see, neither will Jacob's God consider." 8.Consider, you senseless among the people; you fools, when will you be wise? 9.He who implanted the ear, won't he hear? He who formed the eye, won't he see? 10.He who disciplines the nations, won't he punish? He who teaches man knows. 11.Yahweh knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. 12.Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah, and teach out of your law; 13.that you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. 14.For Yahweh won't reject his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15.For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it. 16.Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand up for me against the evildoers? 17.Unless Yahweh had been my help, my soul would have soon lived in silence. 18.When I said, "My foot is slipping!" Your loving kindness, Yahweh, held me up. 19.In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul. 20.Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with you, which brings about mischief by statute? 21.They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. 22.But Yahweh has been my high tower, my God, the rock of my refuge. 23.He has brought on them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own wickedness. Yahweh, our God, will cut them off.
1.Oh come, let's sing to Yahweh. Let's shout aloud to the rock of our salvation! 2.Let's come before his presence with thanksgiving. Let's extol him with songs! 3.For Yahweh is a great God, a great King above all gods. 4.In his hand are the deep places of the earth. The heights of the mountains are also his. 5.The sea is his, and he made it. His hands formed the dry land. 6.Oh come, let's worship and bow down. Let's kneel before Yahweh, our Maker, 7.for he is our God. We are the people of his pasture, and the sheep in his care. Today, oh that you would hear his voice! 8.Don't harden your heart, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness, 9.when your fathers tempted me, tested me, and saw my work. 10.Forty long years I was grieved with that generation, and said, "It is a people that errs in their heart. They have not known my ways." 11.Therefore I swore in my wrath, "They won't enter into my rest."
1.Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2.Don't you know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3.Don't you know that we will judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4.If then, you have to judge things pertaining to this life, do you set them to judge who are of no account in the assembly? 5.I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers? 6.But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers! 7.Therefore it is already altogether a defect in you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? 8.No, but you yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and that against your brothers. 9.Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, 10.nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11.Such were some of you, but you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God. 12."All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be brought under the power of anything. 13."Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods," but God will bring to nothing both it and them. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 14.Now God raised up the Lord, and will also raise us up by his power. 15.Don't you know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! 16.Or don't you know that he who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For, "The two," says he, "will become one flesh."9 17.But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. 18.Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin that a man does is outside the body," but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19.Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, 20.for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.