Bible in a Year – March – 4 | Day – 63

March – 4 | Day – 63
Old Testament: Leviticus – 11-12 | Isaiah – 65

1 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

2 Say to the sons of Israel: These are the animals that you ought to eat out of all the living things of the earth.

3 All that has a divided hoof, and that chews over again, among the cattle, you shall eat.

4 But whatever certainly chews over again, but has a hoof that is not divided, such as the camel and others, these you shall not eat, and you shall consider them to be among what is unclean.

5 The rock rabbit which chews over again, and whose hoof is not divided, is unclean,

6 and so also is the hare, for it too chews over again, yet its hoof is not divided,

7 and also the swine, which, though its hoof is divided, does not chew over again.

8 The flesh of these you shall not eat, nor shall you touch their carcasses, because they are unclean to you.

9 These are the things that breed in the waters, and which it is lawful to eat. All that has little fins and scales, as much in the sea, as in the rivers and ponds, you shall eat.

10 But whatever does not have fins and scales, of those things that live and move in the waters, shall be abominable to you,

11 and detestable; their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall avoid.

12 All that does not have fins and scales in the waters shall be polluted.

13 These are those things among the birds which you must not eat, and which are to be avoided by you: the eagle, and the griffin, and the osprey,

14 and the kite, as well as the vulture, according to their kind.

15 and all that is of the raven kind, according to their likeness,

16 the ostrich, and the owl, and the gull, and the hawk, according to its kind,

17 the owl, and the sea bird, and the ibis,

18 and the swan, and the pelican, and the marsh hen,

19 the heron, and the plover according to its kind, the crested hoopoe, and also the bat.

20 Of all that flies, whatever steps upon four feet shall be abominable to you.

21 But whatever certainly walks upon four feet, and also has longer legs behind, with which it hops upon the earth,

22 you shall eat, such as the beetle in its kind, and the cricket, and grasshopper, and the locust, each one according to its kind.

23 But among flying things, whatever has only four feet shall be detestable to you.

24 And whoever will have touched their carcasses shall be defiled, and he shall be unclean until evening.

25 And if it will be necessary to carry any of these dead things, he shall wash his clothes, and he shall be unclean until the sun sets.

26 Every animal that certainly has a hoof, but which is not divided, nor does it chew over again, shall be unclean. And whoever will have touched it shall be contaminated.

27 Whatever walks upon its hands, out of all the animals that advance on all fours, shall be unclean. Whoever will have touched their carcasses shall be polluted until evening.

28 And whoever will have carried this kind of carcass shall wash his clothes, and he shall be unclean until evening. For all these are unclean to you.

29 Likewise, these shall be considered among the polluted things, out of all that moves upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the crocodile, each one according to its kind,

30 the shrew, and the chameleon, and the gecko, and the lizard, and the mole.

31 All these are unclean. Whoever will have touched their carcasses shall be unclean until evening.

32 And anything upon which something from their carcasses will have fallen shall be defiled, whether it is a vessel of wood, or a garment, or skins, or haircloths, or anything by which work is done. These shall be dipped in water and shall be defiled until evening, but then afterwards these shall be clean.

33 But an earthen vessel, into which something from these will fall, shall be defiled; and therefore it is to be broken.

34 Any of the foods that you eat, if water from such a vessel will have been poured upon it, it shall be unclean. And every liquid which one may drink from such a vessel shall be unclean.

35 And if anything from among these kinds of dead things has fallen upon it, it shall be unclean, whether it be an oven, or a pot with feet, these shall be unclean and shall be destroyed.

36 Yet truly, fountains and cisterns, and all reservoirs of water shall be clean. Whoever will have touched their carcasses shall be defiled.

37 If it falls upon seed grain, it shall not defile it.

38 But if anyone has poured water upon the seed grain, and afterwards it was touched by the carcasses, it shall be immediately defiled.

39 If any animals will have died, from which it is lawful for you to eat, whoever will have touched its carcass shall be unclean until evening.

40 And whoever will have eaten or carried anything of these shall wash his clothes, and he shall be unclean until evening.

41 All that creeps across the earth shall be abominable, neither shall it taken up as food.

42 Whatever advances by four feet upon the chest, or that has many feet, or that drags across the soil, you shall not eat, because it is abominable.

43 Do not be willing to contaminate your souls, nor shall you touch any of these, lest you become unclean.

44 For I am the Lord your God. Be holy, for I am Holy. Do not pollute your souls with any creeping thing, which moves across the land.

45 For I am the Lord, who led you away from the land of Egypt, so that I would be your God; you shall be holy, for I am Holy.

46 This is the law of animals and flying things, and of every living soul that moves in the waters or creeps upon the land,

47 so that you may know the difference between clean and unclean, and so that you may know what you ought to eat, and what you ought to refuse.

1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them: A woman, if she has received the seed to bear a male, shall be unclean for seven days, just as in the days of separation due to menstruation.

3 And on the eighth day, the little infant shall be circumcised.

4 Yet truly, she herself shall remain for thirty-three days in the blood of her purification. She shall not touch anything holy, nor shall she enter into the Sanctuary, until the days of her purification are completed.

5 But if she will bear a female, she shall be unclean for two weeks, according to the custom of her monthly flow, and she shall remain in the blood of her purification for sixty-six days.

6 And when the days of her purification have been completed, for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of the testimony, a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust, and a young pigeon or a turtledove for sin, and she shall deliver them to the priest.

7 He shall offer them in the sight of the Lord, and he shall pray for her. And so she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for one who bears a male or a female.

8 And if her hand has not obtained or been able to offer a lamb, she shall take two turtledoves or two young pigeons: one as a holocaust, and the other for sin. And the priest shall pray for her, and so she shall be cleansed.

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1 Those who before were not asking for me have sought me. Those who have not sought me have found me. I said, “Behold, it is I! Behold, it is I!” to a nation which was not invoking my name.

2 I have extended my hands all day long to an unbelieving people, who advance along a way that is not good, following their own thoughts,

3 to a people who provoke me to anger before my face continually, who immolate in the gardens, and who sacrifice upon the bricks.

4 They live in sepulchers, and they sleep in the shrines of idols. They eat the flesh of swine, and a profane elixir is in their vessels.

5 They say: “Depart from me! Do not approach me, for you are unclean!” Such as these will be the smoke in my fury, a fire burning all day long.

6 Behold, it has been written in my sight; I will not be silent. Instead, I will render retribution into their sinews.

7 Your iniquities are joined with the iniquities of your fathers, says the Lord. For they have sacrificed upon the mountains, and they have offended me upon the hills. And so, I will measure back to them, from their first work, into their sinews.

8 Thus says the Lord: In the same way as it is said about a grain found in a cluster, “Do not destroy it, because it is a blessing,” so will I act for the sake of my servants, so that I may not destroy the whole.

9 And I will lead forth an offspring from Jacob, and a possessor of my mountains from Judah. And my elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall live there.

10 And the open plains will become sheepfolds for the flocks, and the valley of Achor will become a domicile for the herds, for my people who have sought me.

11 And you who have forsaken the Lord, who have forgotten my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune, and who offer libations concerning her:

12 I will number you with the sword, and you will all fall by slaughter. For I called and you did not respond; I spoke, and you did not listen. And you did what is evil in my eyes; and what I did not will, you have chosen.

13 Because of this, thus says the Lord God: Behold, my servants will eat, and you will be hungry. Behold, my servants will drink, and you will be thirsty.

14 Behold, my servants will rejoice, and you will be confounded. Behold, my servants will give praise in exultation of heart, and you will cry out in sorrow of heart, and you will wail in contrition of spirit.

15 And you will leave behind your name to my elect as a curse. And the Lord God will put you to death, and he will call his servants by another name.

16 By that name, whoever is blessed on earth, will be blessed in God. Amen! And whoever swears on earth, will swear by God. Amen! For the past anguishes have been delivered into oblivion, and they have been hidden from my eyes.

17 For behold, I create the new heavens and the new earth. And the former things will not be in memory and will not enter into the heart.

18 But you will be glad and exult, even forever, in these things that I create. For behold, I create Jerusalem as an exultation, and its people as a joy.

19 And I will exult in Jerusalem, and I will rejoice in my people. And neither a voice of weeping, nor a voice of outcry, will be heard in her anymore.

20 There will no longer be an infant of only a few days there, nor an elder who does not complete his days. For a mere child dies at a hundred years of age, and a sinner of a hundred years will be accursed.

21 And they will build houses, and will inhabit them. And they will plant vineyards, and will eat their fruits.

22 They will not build, so that another may inhabit. They will not plant, so that another may eat. For according to the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people. And the works of their hands will be long-standing.

23 My elect will not labor in vain, and they will not bring forth in disorder. For they are the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their posterity are with them.

24 And this shall be: before they call out, I will perceive; while they are still speaking, I will hear.

25 The wolf and the lamb will pasture together. The lion and the ox will eat hay. And dust will be the food of the serpent. They will not harm, and they will not kill, on all my holy mountain, says the Lord.

Psalms: Psalms – 31:19-25

19 Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse.

20 O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.

21 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the disturbance of men. Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle from the contradiction of tongues.

22 Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me in a fortified city.

23 But I said in the excess of my mind: I am cast away from before thy eyes. Therefore thou hast heard the voice of my prayer, when I cried to thee.

24 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly.

25 Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that hope in the Lord.

New Testament: Mark – 8:1-17

1 In those days, again, when there was a great crowd, and they did not have anything to eat, calling together his disciples, he said to them:

2 I have compassion for the multitude, because, behold, they have persevered with me now for three days, and they do not have anything to eat.

3 And if I were to send them away fasting to their home, they might faint on the way.” For some of them came from far away.

4 And his disciples answered him, “From where would anyone be able to obtain enough bread for them in the wilderness?”

5 And he questioned them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”

6 And he instructed the crowd to sit down to eat on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, he broke and gave it to his disciples in order to place before them. And they placed these before the crowd.

7 And they had a few small fish. And he blessed them, and he ordered them to be placed before them.

8 And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up what had been leftover from the fragments: seven baskets.

9 And those who ate were about four thousand. And he dismissed them.

10 And promptly climbing into a boat with his disciples, he went into the parts of Dalmanutha.

11 And the Pharisees went out and began to contend with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, testing him.

12 And sighing deeply in spirit, he said: “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, if only a sign will be given to this generation!”

13 And sending them away, he climbed into the boat again, and he went away across the sea.

14 And they forgot to take bread. And they did not have any with them in the boat, except one loaf.

15 And he instructed them, saying: “Consider and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.”

16 And they discussed this with one another, saying, “For we have no bread.”

17 And Jesus, knowing this, said to them: “Why do you consider that it is because you have no bread? Do you not yet know or understand? Do you still have blindness in your heart?

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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