Bible in a Year – March – 2 | Day – 61

March – 2 | Day – 61
Old Testament: Leviticus – 8 | Isaiah – 63

1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

2 Take Aaron, with his sons, their vestments, and the oil of anointing, a calf for sin, two rams, and a basket with unleavened bread,

3 and gather together all the assembly at the door of the tabernacle.

4 And Moses did as the Lord had commanded. And when all the crowd was gathered together before the entrance of the tabernacle,

5 he said: “This is the word that the Lord has ordered to be done.”

6 And immediately, he brought forward Aaron and his sons. And when he had washed them,

7 he vested the high priest with the linen undergarment, wrapped him with the wide belt, and clothed him with the hyacinth tunic, and over it he imposed the ephod.

8 And tying it to the belt, he fitted it to the breastplate, on which was Doctrine and Truth.

9 Also, he wrapped the headdress on his head, and over it, opposite the forehead, he placed the plate of gold, consecrated with sanctification, just as the Lord had instructed him.

10 He also took up the oil of anointing, with which he anointed the tabernacle, along with all of its articles.

11 And when he had sprinkled the altar seven times to sanctify it, he anointed it and all its vessels. And the washtub with its base he sanctified with the oil.

12 And pouring the oil over Aaron’s head, he anointed and consecrated him.

13 Likewise, after he had offered his sons, he vested them with linen tunics, and wrapped them with wide belts, and placed headdresses on them, just as the Lord had ordered.

14 He also offered the calf for sin. And when Aaron and his sons had placed their hands upon its head,

15 he immolated it. And drawing the blood, and dipping his finger in it, he touched the horns of the altar all around. And when it was expiated and sanctified, he poured out the remainder of the blood at its base.

16 Yet truly, the fat which was on the vital organs, and the mesh of the liver, and the two little kidneys with their fat, he burned upon the altar.

17 And the calf with the skin, and the flesh, and the dung, he burned beyond the camp, just as the Lord had instructed.

18 He also offered a ram as a holocaust. And when Aaron and his sons had imposed their hands upon its head,

19 he immolated it, and he poured out its blood around the altar.

20 And cutting the ram into pieces, he burned its head, and the limbs, and the fat in the fire,

21 having first washed the intestines and the feet. And then he burned the whole of the ram upon the altar, because it was a holocaust of most sweet odor to the Lord, just as he had instructed him.

22 He also offered the second ram, as a consecration of priests. And Aaron and his sons placed their hands upon its head.

23 And when Moses had immolated it, taking up some of its blood, he touched the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and the thumb of his right hand, and similarly also his foot.

24 He also offered the sons of Aaron. And when, from the blood of the ram which was immolated, he had touched the tip of the right ear of each one, and the thumbs of their right hands, as well as their feet, he poured out the remainder upon the altar all around.

25 Yet truly, the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that covers the intestines, and the mesh of the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat, and the right shoulder, he separated.

26 Then, taking bread without leaven from the basket of unleavened bread, which was before the Lord, and a cake sprinkled with oil, and a wafer, he placed them upon the fat and the right shoulder,

27 delivering all these to Aaron and his sons. And when they had lifted them up in the sight of the Lord,

28 he received them again from their hands, and he burned them upon the altar of holocaust, because it was an oblation of consecration, as a sweet odor of sacrifice to the Lord.

29 And he took his portion from the ram of consecration, and he lifted up its breast in the sight of the Lord, just as the Lord had instructed him.

30 And taking up the ointment, and the blood that was on the altar, he sprinkled it over Aaron and his vestments, and over his sons and their vestments.

31 And when he had sanctified them with their vestments, he instructed them, saying: “Cook the flesh before the entrance of the tabernacle, and eat it there. Likewise, eat the loaves of consecration, which have been placed in the basket, just as the Lord instructed me, saying: ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat them.’

32 Then whatever will remain of the flesh and the loaves shall be consumed with fire.

33 Also, you shall not exit from the door of the tabernacle for seven days, until the day on which the time of your consecration shall be completed. For in seven days the consecration is finished,

34 even as it has begun at this present time, so that the rite of the sacrifice might be accomplished.

35 Day and night you shall remain in the tabernacle, observing the watches of the Lord, otherwise you shall die. For so it has been commanded to me.”

36 And Aaron and his sons did everything that the Lord spoke by the hand of Moses.

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1 Who is this, who arrives from Edom with dyed garments from Bozrah? This is the Handsome One in his robe, advancing by the fullness of his strength. It is I, the Speaker of Justice, and I am the Fighter for Salvation.

2 So then, why is your garment red, and why are your vestments like the ones of those who tread the winepress?

3 I have trod the winepress alone. And among the nations, there is no man beside me. I have trampled on them in my fury, and I have tread them down in my wrath. And so, their blood has been sprinkled on my vestments, and I have stained all my garments.

4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart. The year of my redemption has arrived.

5 I gazed around, and there was no one to assist. I sought, and there was no one who would help. And so, my own arm has saved for me, and my own wrath itself has assisted me.

6 And I have trampled the peoples in my fury, and I have inebriated them with my indignation, and I have torn down their strength to the ground.

7 I will remember the compassion of the Lord, the praise of the Lord over all that the Lord has bestowed on us, and over the multitude of his good things for the house of Israel, which he has granted to them according to his leniency, and according to the multitude of his mercies.

8 And he said: “Yet truly, these are my people, sons who have not been disowned.” And he became their Savior.

9 Throughout all their tribulation, he was not troubled, for the Angel of his presence saved them. With his love, and by his leniency, he has redeemed them, and he has carried them and lifted them up, throughout all the days of the ages.

10 But they themselves provoked to wrath and afflicted his Holy Spirit, and he was turned to be for them like an enemy, and he himself went to war against them.

11 And he remembered the days of ancient times, the days of Moses and his people. Where is he who led them out of the sea, with the shepherds of his flock? Where is he who placed his Holy Spirit in their midst?

12 He led Moses by the right hand, with the arm of his majesty. He split the waters before them, in order to make an everlasting name for himself.

13 He led them through the abyss, like a horse which does not stumble, in the desert.

14 Like an animal who descends to an open field, the Spirit of the Lord was their guide. Thus did you lead your people, in order to make a glorious name for yourself.

15 Gaze down from heaven, and behold from your holy habitation and from your glory. Where is your zeal, and your strength, the fullness of your heart and of your compassion? They have held themselves back from me.

16 For you are our Father, and Abraham has not known us, and Israel has been ignorant of us. You are our Father, O Lord our Redeemer. Your name is beyond all ages.

17 Why have you allowed us to stray from your ways, O Lord? Why have you hardened our heart, so that we do not fear you? Return, for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your inheritance.

18 They have possessed your holy people as if it were nothing. Our enemies have trampled your sanctuary.

19 We have become as we were in the beginning, when you did not rule over us, and when we were not called by your name.

Psalms: Psalms – 31:5-11

5 Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me: for thou art my protector.

6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.

7 Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord:

8 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. For thou hast regarded my humility, thou hast saved my soul out of distresses.

9 And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.

10 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly:

11 For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed.

New Testament: Mark – 6:46-7:11

46 And when he had dismissed them, he went to the mountain to pray.

47 And when it was late, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land.

48 And seeing them struggling to row, (for the wind was against them,) and about the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking upon the sea. And he intended to pass by them.

49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they thought it was an apparition, and they cried out.

50 For they all saw him, and they were very disturbed. And immediately he spoke with them, and he said to them: “Be strengthened in faith. It is I. Do not be afraid.”

51 And he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they became even more astonished within themselves.

52 For they did not understand about the bread. For their heart had been blinded.

53 And when they had crossed over, they arrived in the land of Genesaret, and they reached the shore.

54 And when they had disembarked from the boat, the people immediately recognized him.

55 And running throughout that entire region, they began to carry on beds those who had maladies, to where they heard that he would be.

56 And in whichever place he entered, in towns or villages or cities, they placed the infirm in the main streets, and they pleaded with him that they might touch even the hem of his garment. And as many as touched him were made healthy.

1 And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, arriving from Jerusalem, gathered together before him.

2 And when they had seen certain ones from his disciples eating bread with common hands, that is, with unwashed hands, they disparaged them.

3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat without repeatedly washing their hands, holding to the tradition of the elders.

4 And when returning from the market, unless they wash, they do not eat. And there are many other things which have been handed down to them to observe: the washings of cups, and pitchers, and bronze containers, and beds.

5 And so the Pharisees and the scribes questioned him: “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but they eat bread with common hands?”

6 But in response, he said to them: “So well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, just as it has been written: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

7 And in vain do they worship me, teaching the doctrines and precepts of men.’

8 For abandoning the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men, to the washing of pitchers and cups. And you do many other things similar to these.”

9 And he said to them: “You effectively nullify the precept of God, so that you may observe your own tradition.

10 For Moses said: ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever will have cursed father or mother, let him die a death.’

11 But you say, ‘If a man will have said to his father or mother: Korban, (which is a gift) whatever is from me will be to your benefit,’

Simplest Bible in a Year plan compiled using the “Catholic Public Domain Version Bible“. This is not the Readings at the Mass. For the Mass Readings, check the Mass Readings taken from the New Jerusalem Bible or the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.
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