Bible in a Year – April – 5 | Day – 95

April – 5 | Day – 95
Old Testament: Numbers – 27-28 | Jeremiah – 25:15-38

1 Then there approached the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, who was the son of Joseph: and their names are Mahlah, and Noa, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.

2 And they stood before Moses and Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people, at the door of the tabernacle of the covenant, and they said:

3 Our father died in the desert, and was not with the sedition, which was stirred up against the Lord under Korah, but he died in his own sin; he had no male sons. Why is his name taken away from his family, because he had no son? Give us a possession among the kinsmen of our father.

4 And Moses referred their case to the judgment of the Lord.

5 And the Lord said to him:

6 The daughters of Zelophehad are asking for something just. So give them a possession among the kinsmen of their father, and let them succeed him in his inheritance.

7 And to the sons of Israel, you shall speak these things:

8 When a man dies without a son, his inheritance shall be transferred to his daughter.

9 If he has no daughter, his brothers shall succeed him.

10 But if there were also no brothers, you shall give the inheritance to the brothers of his father.

11 But if he has no paternal uncles, the inheritance shall be given to those who are closest to him. And this shall be, for the sons of Israel, consecrated as a perpetual law, just as the Lord has instructed Moses.”

12 The Lord also said to Moses: “Ascend onto this mountain, Abarim, and contemplate from there the land, which I will give to the sons of Israel.

13 And when you have seen it, you shall then go to your people, just as your brother Aaron went.

14 For you offended me in the desert of Sin at the Contradiction of the multitude; neither were you willing to sanctify me in their sight over the waters. These are the Waters of Contradiction at Kadesh in the desert of Sin.”

15 Moses answered him:

16 May the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, provide a man, who may be over this multitude,

17 and who may be able to exit and enter before them, and who may lead them out or lead them in: lest the people of the Lord be like sheep without a shepherd.”

18 And the Lord said to him: “Take Joshua, the son of Nun, a man in whom the Spirit is, and place your hand upon him.

19 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire multitude.

20 And you shall give him the precepts in the sight of all, and a portion of your glory, so that the entire congregation of the sons of Israel may listen to him.

21 On his behalf, if anything is to be done, Eleazar the priest shall consult the Lord. He, and all the sons of Israel with him, and the rest of the multitude, shall go out and enter in at his word.”

22 Moses did just as the Lord had instructed. And when he had brought Joshua, he set him before Eleazar the priest, and before the entire gathering of the people.

23 And imposing his hands upon his head, he repeated all that the Lord had commanded.

1 The Lord also said to Moses:

2 Instruct the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them: Offer my oblation and bread, and the incense of most sweet odor, at their proper times.

3 These are the sacrifices which you must offer: Two immaculate one-year-old lambs each day as a perpetual holocaust.

4 You shall offer one in morning, and the other in the evening,

5 and the tenth part of an ephah of fine wheat flour, which has been sprinkled with the purest oil, and which has the measure of the fourth part of a hin.

6 It is the continual holocaust which you offered at mount Sinai as a most sweet odor of incense to the Lord.

7 And you shall offer a libation of wine, of the fourth part of a hin for each lamb, in the Sanctuary of the Lord.

8 And you shall offer the other lamb similarly, in the evening, according to all the rites of the morning sacrifice and its libations, as an oblation of most sweet odor to the Lord.

9 Then, on the Sabbath day, you shall offer two immaculate one-year-old lambs, and two tenths of fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil, as sacrifice, as well as the libations

10 that are usually poured out on each Sabbath as a perpetual holocaust.

11 Then, on the first day of the month, you shall offer a holocaust to the Lord: two calves from the herd, one ram, seven immaculate one-year-old lambs,

12 and three tenths of fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil, as sacrifice, for each calf, and two tenths of fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil, for each ram,

13 and one tenth of fine wheat flour with oil, as a sacrifice, for each lamb. It is a holocaust of most sweet odor and also an incense to the Lord.

14 Now these shall be the libations of wine, which are to be poured out for each victim: one half portion of a hin for each calf, one third for a ram, and one fourth for a lamb. This shall be the holocaust for all the months, as they succeed one another in the turning of the year.

15 Likewise, a he-goat shall be offered to the Lord for sin, with the perpetual holocaust and its libations.

16 Then, in the first month, the fourteenth day of the month shall be the Passover of the Lord.

17 And the fifteenth day shall be a solemnity. For seven days, they shall eat unleavened bread.

18 And the first day of these days shall be venerable and holy; you shall not do any servile work in it.

19 And you shall offer the incense of a holocaust to the Lord, two calves from the herd, one ram, seven immaculate one-year-old lambs;

20 and with each sacrifice, from fine wheat flour which has been sprinkled with oil, three tenths for each calf, and two tenths for each ram,

21 and one tenth for each lamb, that is, for the seven lambs;

22 and one he-goat for sin, as an expiation for you,

23 aside from the morning holocaust, which you shall always offer.

24 You shall do this on each day of the seven days, as fuel for the fire, and as a most sweet odor to the Lord, which shall rise up from the holocaust and from each of the libations.

25 Likewise, the seventh day shall be very honored and holy for you. Any servile work, you shall not do in it.

26 And also the day of the first-fruits, after the weeks have been fulfilled, when you shall offer new fruits to the Lord, shall be venerable and holy. You shall not do any servile work in it.

27 And you shall offer a holocaust as a most sweet odor to the Lord: two calves from the herd, one ram, and seven immaculate one-year-old lambs,

28 and also, as their sacrifices, fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil, three tenths for each calf, two for each ram,

29 one tenth for each lamb, which all together are seven lambs; likewise, a he-goat,

30 which is slain for expiation, aside from the perpetual holocaust and its libations.

31 You shall offer only what is immaculate, with their libations.”

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15 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Take the chalice of the wine of this fury from my hand. And you shall cause all the nations, to which I will send you, to drink from it.

16 And they will drink, and be stirred up, and become maddened, before the face of the sword that I will send among them.”

17 And I received the chalice from the hand of the Lord, and I caused all the nations, to which the Lord has sent me, to drink from it:

18 Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and its kings, and its leaders, so that I gave them over to desolation, and stupor, and hissing, and a curse, just as it is this day.

19 But as for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and his servants, and his leaders, and all his people,

20 and the entire populace in general: all the kings of the land of the south, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,

21 and Idumea, and Moab, and the sons of Ammon,

22 and all the kings of Tyre, and all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the land of the islands that are across the sea,

23 and Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all those who have shaved off their hair,

24 and all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the west, who live in the desert,

25 and all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media,

26 and likewise, all the kings of the north from near to far, each one facing his brother, and all the kingdoms upon the face of the earth, and the king of Sesac: all these shall drink after them.

27 And you shall say to them: Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink, and be inebriated, and vomit, and fall down. And you shall not rise up before the face the sword that I will send among you.

28 And if they refuse to receive the cup from your hand and to drink, you shall say to them: Thus says the Lord of hosts: Certainly, you shall drink!

29 For behold, I am beginning to afflict the city in which my name has been invoked, and will you be innocent and immune? You will not be immune! For I will call the sword over all the inhabitants of the earth, says the Lord of hosts.

30 And you shall prophesy to them all these words, and you shall say to them: The Lord will roar from on high, and he will utter his voice from his holy habitation. When roaring, he will roar over the place of his beauty. He will call out, like those who chant in rhythm as they trample the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.

31 The sound of it will penetrate even to the ends of the earth. For the Lord is entering into judgment with the nations. He himself is entering into judgment with all flesh. I have delivered the impious to the sword, says the Lord.”

32 Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Behold, an affliction will go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind will go forth from the ends of the earth.

33 And the slain of the Lord will be, on that day, from one end of the earth, even to the other end. They will not be mourned, and they will not be gathered, and they will not be buried. They will lie upon the face of the earth like dung.

34 Wail, O shepherds, and cry out! And sprinkle yourselves with ashes, O nobles of the flock! For the days have been completed that lead to your slaughter and your destruction. And you will fall like precious vessels.

35 And escape will flee from the shepherds, and safety will flee from the nobility of the flock.”

36 There is a voice of outcry from the shepherds, and a wailing among the nobles among the flock! For the Lord has laid waste to their pastures.

37 And the fields of peace have been silenced before the face of the fury of the Lord.

38 He has abandoned those he sheltered like a lion. For the earth has become a desolation before the face of the anger of the dove, and before the face of the fury of the Lord.

Psalms: Psalms – 43

1 A psalm for David. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.

2 For thou art God my strength: why hast thou cast me off? and why do I go sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?

3 Send forth thy light and thy truth: they have conducted me, and brought me unto thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles.

4 And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.

5 To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp: why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me?

6 Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God.

New Testament: Luke – 7:1-20

1 And when he had completed all his words in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.

2 Now the servant of a certain centurion was dying, due to an illness. And he was very dear to him.

3 And when he had heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, petitioning him, so that he would come and heal his servant.

4 And when they had come to Jesus, they petitioned him anxiously, saying to him: “He is worthy that you should provide this to him.

5 For he loves our nation, and he has built a synagogue for us.”

6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying: “Lord, do not trouble yourself. For I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof.

7 Because of this, I also did not consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant shall be healed.

8 For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

9 And upon hearing this, Jesus was amazed. And turning to the multitude following him, he said, “Amen I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.”

10 And those who had been sent, upon returning to the house, found that the servant, who had been sick, was now healthy.

11 And it happened afterwards that he went to a city, which is called Nain. And his disciples, and an abundant crowd, went with him.

12 Then, when he had drawn near to the gate of the city, behold, a deceased person was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her.

13 And when the Lord had seen her, being moved by mercy over her, he said to her, “Do not weep.”

14 And he drew near and touched the coffin. Then those who carried it stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”

15 And the dead youth sat up and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.

16 Then fear fell over all of them. And they magnified God, saying: “For a great prophet has risen up among us,” and, “For God has visited his people.”

17 And this word about him went out to all of Judea and to the entire surrounding region.

18 And the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things.

19 And John called two of his disciples, and he sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are you he who is to come, or should we wait for another?”

20 But when the men had come to him, they said: “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying: ‘Are you he who is to come, or should we wait for another?’ “

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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