Bible in a Year – April – 6 | Day – 96

April – 6 | Day – 96
Old Testament: Numbers – 29 | Jeremiah – 26

1 Now the first day of the seventh month also shall be venerable and holy to you. In it, you shall not do any servile work, because it is the day of the sounding of the trumpets.

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

3 and, as their sacrifices, fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil: three tenths for each calf, two tenths for a ram,

4 one tenth for a lamb, which all together are seven lambs;

5 and a he-goat for sin, which is offered as an expiation for the people,

6 aside from the holocaust of the first day of the month with its sacrifices, and the perpetual holocaust with the usual libations. By these same ceremonies, you shall offer incense as a most sweet odor to the Lord.

7 Likewise, the tenth day of this seventh month shall be for you holy and venerable, and you shall afflict your souls. You shall do no servile work in it.

8 And you shall offer a holocaust to the Lord, as a most sweet odor: one calf from the herd, one ram, seven immaculate one-year-old lambs;

9 and for their sacrifices, fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil: three tenths for each calf, two tenths for a ram,

10 one tenth for each lamb, which are all together seven lambs;

11 and a he-goat for sin, apart from those things which are usually offered for offenses as an expiation, and as a perpetual holocaust, with their sacrifice and libations.

12 Yet truly, on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, which shall be for you holy and venerable, you shall not do any servile work in it, but you shall celebrate a solemnity to the Lord for seven days.

13 And you shall offer a holocaust, as a most sweet odor to the Lord: thirteen calves from the herd, two rams, fourteen immaculate one-year-old lambs;

14 and as their libations, fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil: three tenths for each calf, which is all together thirteen calves, and two tenths for each ram, that is, all together two rams,

15 and one tenth for each lamb, which is all together fourteen lambs;

16 and a he-goat for sin, apart from the perpetual holocaust, and the sacrifice and its libation.

17 On the next day, you shall offer twelve calves from the herd, two rams, and fourteen immaculate one-year-old lambs.

18 And the sacrifices and libations for each of the calves and the rams and the lambs, you shall celebrate according to the rite,

19 with a he-goat for sin, apart from the perpetual holocaust, and the sacrifice and its libation.

20 On the third day, you shall offer eleven calves, two rams, and fourteen immaculate one-year-old lambs.

21 And the sacrifices and libations for each of the calves and the rams and the lambs, you shall celebrate according to the rite,

22 with a he-goat for sin, apart from the perpetual holocaust, and the sacrifice and its libation.

23 On the fourth day, you shall offer ten calves, two rams, and fourteen immaculate one-year-old lambs.

24 And the sacrifices and the libations for each of the calves and the rams and the lambs, you shall celebrate according to the rite,

25 with a he-goat for sin, apart from the perpetual holocaust, and its sacrifice and libation.

26 On the fifth day, you shall offer nine calves, two rams, and fourteen immaculate one-year-old lambs.

27 And the sacrifices and libations for each of the calves and the rams and the lambs, you shall celebrate according to the rite,

28 with a he-goat for sin, apart from the perpetual holocaust, and its sacrifice and libation.

29 On the sixth day, you shall offer eight calves, two rams, and fourteen immaculate one-year-old lambs.

30 And the sacrifices and libations for each of the calves and the rams and the lambs, you shall celebrate according to the rite,

31 with a he-goat for sin, apart from the perpetual holocaust, and its sacrifice and libation.

32 On the seventh day, you shall offer seven calves, and two rams, and fourteen immaculate one-year-old lambs.

33 And the sacrifices and libations for each of the calves and the rams and the lambs, you shall celebrate according to the rite,

34 with a he-goat for sin, apart from the perpetual holocaust, and its sacrifice and libation.

35 On the eighth day, which is most honored, you shall not do any servile work,

36 offering a holocaust as a most sweet odor to the Lord: one calf, one ram, and seven immaculate one-year-old lambs.

37 And the sacrifices and libations for each of the calves and the rams and the lambs, you shall celebrate according to the rite,

38 with a he-goat for sin, apart from the perpetual holocaust, and its sacrifice and libation.

39 These things you shall offer to the Lord in your solemnities, aside from the vowed and voluntary oblations, as a holocaust, as a sacrifice, as a libation, or as peace-offering victims.”

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1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, this word came from the Lord, saying:

2 Thus says the Lord: Stand in the atrium of the house of the Lord, and speak to all the cities of Judah, from which they come to adore in the house of the Lord, all the words that I have commanded you to speak to them. Do not choose to subtract any word.

3 So may they hear and be converted, each one from his evil way. And then I may repent of the evil that I plan to do to them because of the wickedness of their pursuits.

4 And you shall say to them: Thus says the Lord: If you will not listen to me, so that you walk in my law, which I have given to you,

5 so that you listen to the words of my servants, the prophets, whom I have sent to you, who arise while it is still night, and though they give guidance, you do not listen,

6 then I will make this house like Shiloh, and I will make this city into a curse for all the nations of the earth.”

7 And the priests, and the prophets, and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the Lord.

8 And when Jeremiah had completed speaking all that the Lord had instructed him to speak to all the people, then the priests, and the prophets, and all the people apprehended him, saying: “You shall be put to death.”

9 Why has he prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying: ‘Like Shiloh, so shall this house be,’ and, ‘This city shall be made desolate, even without an inhabitant?’ And all the people were gathered together against Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 And the leaders of Judah heard these words. And they ascended from the house of the king to the house of the Lord, and they sat at the entrance by the new gate of the house of the Lord.

11 And the priests and the prophets spoke to the leaders and to all the people, saying: “A judgment of death is for this man. For he has prophesied against this city, just as you have heard with your own ears.”

12 And Jeremiah spoke to all the leaders and to the entire people, saying: “The Lord has sent me to prophesy, about this house and about this city, all the words that you have heard.

13 Now, therefore, make your ways and your intentions good, and heed the voice of the Lord your God. And then the Lord will repent of the evil that he has spoken against you.

14 But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do to me what is good and right in your eyes.

15 Yet truly, know and understand this: if you kill me, you will be bringing innocent blood against yourselves, and against this city and its inhabitants. For in truth, the Lord sent me to you, so as to speak all these words in your hearing.”

16 And then the leaders and all the people said to the priests and to the prophets: “There is no judgment of death against this man. For he has spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.”

17 Then some of the elders of the land rose up. And they spoke to the entire assembly of the people, saying:

18 Micah from Moresheth was a prophet in the days of Hezekiah, the king of Judah, and he spoke to all the people of Judah, saying: ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: Zion will be ploughed like a field. And Jerusalem will be a pile of stones. And the mountain of the house will be like the forests of high places.’

19 Did the king of Judah, Hezekiah, with all of Judah, condemn him to death? Did they not fear the Lord, and petition the face of the Lord? And so the Lord repented of the evil that he had spoken against them. Therefore, we are committing a great evil against our own souls.

20 Likewise, there was a man prophesying in the name of the Lord: Uriah, the son of Shemaiah, of Kiriath-jearim. And he prophesied against this city and against this land, in accord with all the words of Jeremiah.

21 And king Jehoiakim, with all his warriors and leaders, heard these words. And so the king sought to put him to death. And Uriah heard, and was afraid, and fled, and he entered into Egypt.

22 And king Jehoiakim sent men into Egypt: Elnathan, the son of Achbor, and the men who went with him into Egypt.

23 And they led Uriah out of Egypt. And they brought him to king Jehoiakim, and he struck him down with the sword. And he cast his dead body among the graves of the common people.”

24 But the hand of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, was with Jeremiah, so that he would not be delivered into the hands of the people, and so that they would not put him to death.

Psalms: Psalms – 44:1-7

1 Unto the end, for the sons of Core, to give understanding.

2 We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us, The work, thou hast wrought in their days, and in the days of old.

3 Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them: thou didst afflict the people and cast them out.

4 For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword: neither did their own arm save them. But thy right hand and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance: because thou wast pleased with them.

5 Thou art thyself my king and my God, who commandest the saving of Jacob.

6 Through thee we will push down our enemies with the horn: and through thy name we will despise them that rise up against us.

7 For I will not trust in my bow: neither shall my sword save me.

New Testament: Luke – 7:21-50

21 Now in that same hour, he cured many of their diseases and wounds and evil spirits; and to many of the blind, he gave sight.

22 And responding, he said to them: “Go and report to John what you have heard and seen: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor are evangelized.

23 And blessed is anyone who has not taken offense at me.”

24 And when the messengers of John had withdrawn, he began to speak about John to the crowds. “What did you go out to the desert to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

25 Then what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Behold, those who are in costly apparel and finery are in the houses of kings.

26 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Certainly, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

27 This is he of whom it is written: “Behold, I send my Angel before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.”

28 For I say to you, among those born of women, no one is greater than the prophet John the Baptist. But he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

29 And upon hearing this, all the people and the tax collectors justified God, by being baptized with the baptism of John.

30 But the Pharisees and the experts in the law despised the counsel of God concerning themselves, by not being baptized by him.

31 Then the Lord said: “Therefore, to what shall I compare the men of this generation? And to what are they similar?

32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace, talking with one another, and saying: ‘We sang to you, and you did not dance. We lamented, and you did not weep.’

33 For John the Baptist came, neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’

34 The Son of man came, eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a voracious man and a drinker of wine, a friend of tax collectors and of sinners.’

35 But wisdom is justified by all her children.”

36 Then certain Pharisees petitioned him, so that they might eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and he reclined at table.

37 And behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner, found out that he was reclining at table in the house of the Pharisee, so she brought an alabaster container of ointment.

38 And standing behind him, beside his feet, she began to wash his feet with tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and she kissed his feet, and she anointed them with ointment.

39 Then the Pharisee, who had invited him, upon seeing this, spoke within himself, saying, “This man, if he were a prophet, would certainly know who and what kind of woman is this, who is touching him: that she is a sinner.”

40 And in response, Jesus said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Speak, Teacher.”

41 A certain creditor had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.

42 And since they did not have the ability to repay him, he forgave them both. So then, which of them loves him more?”

43 In response, Simon said, “I suppose that it is he to whom he forgave the most.” And he said to him, “You have judged correctly.”

44 And turning to the woman, he said to Simon: “Do you see this woman? I entered into your house. You gave me no water for my feet. But she has washed my feet with tears, and has wiped them with her hair.

45 You gave no kiss to me. But she, from the time that she entered, has not ceased to kiss my feet.

46 You did not anoint my head with oil. But she has anointed my feet with ointment.

47 Because of this, I tell you: many sins are forgiven her, because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven less, loves less.”

48 Then he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven you.”

49 And those who sat at table with him began to say within themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?”

50 Then he said to the woman: “Your faith has brought you salvation. Go in peace.”

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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