Bible in a Year – February – 13 | Day – 44

February – 13 | Day – 44
Old Testament: Exodus – 21-22 | Isaiah – 43:16-28

1 These are the judgments which you shall place before them:

2 If you buy a Hebrew servant, six years shall he serve you; in the seventh, he shall depart freely, without charge.

3 With whatever clothing he arrived, with the like let him depart. If he has a wife, his wife also shall depart, at the same time.

4 But if his lord gave him a wife, and she has borne sons and daughters, the woman and her children shall belong her lord. Yet still, he himself will go out with his clothing.

5 And if the servant will say, ‘I love my lord, and my wife and children, I will not depart freely,’

6 then his lord shall make an offering for him to the heavens, and it shall be applied to the door and the posts, and he will pierce his ear with an awl. And he shall be his servant in perpetuity.

7 If anyone sells his daughter to be a servant, she shall not depart as a female servant is accustomed to go out.

8 If she displeases the eyes of her lord, to whom she had been delivered, he shall dismiss her. But he shall have no authority to sell her to a foreign people, even if he despises her.

9 But if he has betrothed her to his son, he shall treat her according to the custom with daughters.

10 And if he takes another for him, he shall provide to the maiden a marriage, and clothing, and he shall not refuse the price of her chastity.

11 If he does not do these three things, she shall depart freely, without money.

12 Whoever strikes a man, intending to murder, shall be put to death.

13 But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God delivered him into his hands, then I will appoint for you a place to which he must flee.

14 If someone murders his neighbor with deliberation, by lying in wait, you shall tear him away from my altar, so that he may die.

15 Whoever strikes his father or mother shall die a death.

16 Whoever will have stolen a man and sold him, having been convicted of the crime, shall be put to death.

17 Whoever speaks evil of his father or mother shall die a death.

18 If men will have quarreled, and one of them has struck his neighbor with a stone or a fist, and he does not die, but lies in bed,

19 if he gets up again and can walk outside on his staff, he who struck him will be innocent, but only if he makes sufficient restitution for his deeds and for the cost of the physicians.

20 Whoever strikes his male or female servant with a staff, and if they have died by his hands, he shall be guilty of a crime.

21 But if he survives for one day or two, he shall not be subject to punishment, because it is his money.

22 If men will have quarreled, and one of them has struck a pregnant woman, and as a result she miscarries, but she herself survives, he shall be subject to as much damage as the husband of the woman shall petition from him, or as arbitrators shall judge.

23 But if her death will have followed, he will repay a life for a life,

24 an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot,

25 a scrape for a scrape, a wound for a wound, a bruise for a bruise.

26 If anyone will have struck the eye of his male or female servant, having left them with one eye, he shall release them freely, because of the eye that he has put out.

27 Likewise, if he knocks out a tooth of his male or female servant, he shall similarly release them freely.

28 If an ox has struck a man or a woman with his horn, and if they die, it shall be stoned. And its flesh shall not be eaten; also, the owner of the ox will be innocent.

29 But if the ox had been pushing with his horn, from yesterday and the day before, and they warned his owner, but he did not confine it, and it will have killed a man or a woman, then the ox shall be stoned, and his owner shall be killed.

30 But if they have imposed a price on him, he shall give, in exchange for his life, whatever is asked.

31 Likewise, if it has struck a son or a daughter with its horns, it shall be subject to a similar verdict.

32 If it attacks a male or female servant, he shall give thirty shekels of silver to their lord, yet truly the ox shall be stoned.

33 If a man digs or opens a cistern, and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,

34 then the owner of the cistern shall repay the price of the beasts, and what is dead will belong to him.

35 If the ox of a stranger wounds the ox of another, and it has died, then they shall sell the live ox and divide the price, but the carcass of the dead one they shall distribute between them.

36 But if he knew that his ox had pushed with its horns, yesterday and the day before, and its owner did not confine it, then he shall repay an ox for an ox, and he will receive the whole carcass.”

1 If anyone will have stolen an ox or a sheep, and if he kills it or sells it, then he will restore five oxen for one ox, and four sheep for one sheep.

2 If a thief will have been discovered breaking into a house, or digging under it, and he has received a mortal wound, he who struck him down will not be guilty of blood.

3 But if he did this when the sun was risen, he has perpetrated a homicide, and he shall die. If he does not have the means to make restitution for the theft, he shall be sold.

4 If whatever he stole should be found with him, a living thing, either an ox, or a donkey, or a sheep, he shall repay double.

5 If there is any damage to a field or a vineyard, when he has released his cattle to pasture on the land of a stranger, he shall repay the best of what he has in his own field, or in his own vineyard, according to the estimation of the damage.

6 If a fire will have been discovered departing from brush, and taking hold in stacks of grain, or in crops standing in the fields, whoever ignited the fire shall repay the damages.

7 If anyone will have entrusted money, or a container, to his friend to keep, and if these have been stolen from the one who received them: if the thief is found, he shall repay double.

8 If the thief is unknown, the lord of the house will be brought before the heavens to swear that he did not lay his hand on the goods of his neighbor,

9 so as to perpetrate any fraud, such as with an ox, or a donkey, or a sheep, or clothing, nor to do anything that would be able to cause damage. The case of both shall be brought before the heavens. And if they give judgment against him, he shall repay double to his neighbor.

10 If anyone will have entrusted a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to the keeping of his neighbor, and it will have died, or become disabled, or have been captured by enemies, and no one saw it,

11 then there shall be an oath between them, that he did not lay his hand on the goods of his neighbor. And the owner shall accept the oath, and he will not be compelled to make restitution.

12 But if it will have been taken away by theft, he shall repay the damages to the owner.

13 If it has been eaten by a wild beast, let him carry what was killed to him, and then he shall not make restitution.

14 If anyone borrows from his neighbor any of these things, and it has died or been disabled when the owner was not present, he shall be compelled to make restitution.

15 But if the owner was present, he shall not make restitution, especially if it had been brought for hired work.

16 If a man has led astray a virgin not yet betrothed, and he has slept with her, he shall pay her dowry and have her as a wife.

17 If the father of the virgin is not willing to give her, he shall pay money according to manner of a dowry, which virgins are accustomed to receive.

18 You shall not permit practitioners of the black arts to live.

19 Whoever has sexual intercourse with an animal shall be put to death.

20 Whoever immolates to gods, other than to the Lord, shall be killed.

21 You shall not harass the newcomer, nor shall you afflict him. For you yourselves were once newcomers in the land of Egypt.

22 You shall not harm a widow or an orphan.

23 If you hurt them, they will cry out to me, and I will hear their cry.

24 And my fury will be enraged, and I will strike you down with the sword. And your wives will become widows, and your sons will become orphans.

25 If you lend money to the poor of my people who live among you, you shall not coerce them like a collector, nor oppress them with usury.

26 If you take a garment from your neighbor as a pledge, you shall return it to him again before the setting of the sun.

27 For it is all that he has to cover himself, to clothe his body; nor does he have anything else in which to sleep. If he cries out to me, I will hear him, because I am compassionate.

28 You shall not disparage the heavens, and you shall not speak evil of the leader of your people.

29 You shall not delay in paying your tithes and your first-fruits. You shall give the firstborn of your sons to me.

30 You shall do likewise with those of the oxen and the sheep. For seven days, let it be with its mother; on the eighth day you shall repay it to me.

31 You shall be holy men for me. The flesh, from which beasts will have tasted, you shall not eat, but you will throw it to the dogs.”

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16 Thus says the Lord, who gave you a way through the sea and a path through the torrent of waters,

17 who led out the chariot and the horse, the column of robust troops. They went to sleep together, and they will not arise. They have been crushed like flax, and they have been extinguished.

18 You need not call to mind the past, nor consider the things of antiquity.

19 Behold, I am accomplishing new things. And presently, they will spring forth. With certainty, you will know them. I will make a way in the desert, and rivers in an impassible place.

20 The wild beasts of the field will glorify me, with the serpents and the ostriches. For I have brought waters to the desert, rivers to inaccessible places, in order to give drink to my people, to my elect.

21 This is the people whom I have formed for myself. They will speak my praise.

22 But you have not called upon me, O Jacob, nor have you struggled for me, O Israel.

23 You have not offered me the ram of your holocaust, and you have not glorified me with your victims. I have not burdened you with oblations, nor have I wearied you with incense.

24 You have bought me no sweet cane with money, and you have not inebriated me with the fat of your victims. Yet truly, you have burdened me with your sins; you have wearied me with your iniquities.

25 I am. I am the very One who wipes away your iniquities for my own sake. And I will not remember your sins.

26 Call me to mind, and let us go to judgment together. If you have anything to justify yourself, explain it.

27 Your first father sinned, and your interpreters have betrayed me.

28 And so, I have defiled the holy leaders. I have handed over Jacob to slaughter, and Israel to calumny.

Psalms: Psalms – 22:21-27

21 Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword: my only one from the hand of the dog.

22 Save me from the lion’s mouth; and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns.

23 I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I praise thee.

24 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him: all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him.

25 Let all the seed of Israel fear him: because he hath not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man. Neither hath he turned away his face from me: and when I cried to him he heard me.

26 With thee is my praise in a great church: I will pay my vows in the sight of them that fear him.

27 The poor shall eat and shall be filled: and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: their hearts shall live for ever and ever.

New Testament: Matthew – 26:28-49

28 For this is my blood of the new covenant, which shall be shed for many as a remission of sins.

29 But I say to you, I will not drink again from this fruit of the vine, until that day when I will drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.”

30 And after a hymn was sung, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus said to them: “You will all fall away from me in this night. For it has been written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But after I have risen again, I will go before you to Galilee.”

33 Then Peter responded by saying to him, “Even if everyone else has fallen away from you, I will never fall away.”

34 Jesus said to him, “Amen I say to you, that in this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”

35 Peter said to him, “Even if it is necessary for me to die with you, I will not deny you.” And all the disciples spoke similarly.

36 Then Jesus went with them to a garden, which is called Gethsemani. And he said to his disciples, “Sit down here, while I go there and pray.”

37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and saddened.

38 Then he said to them: “My soul is sorrowful, even unto death. Stay here and keep vigil with me.”

39 And continuing on a little further, he fell prostrate on his face, praying and saying: “My Father, if it is possible, let this chalice pass away from me. Yet truly, let it not be as I will, but as you will.”

40 And he approached his disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter: “So, were you not able to keep vigil with me for one hour?

41 Be vigilant and pray, so that you may not enter into temptation. Indeed, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42 Again, a second time, he went and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this chalice cannot pass away, unless I drink it, let your will be done.”

43 And again, he went and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

44 And leaving them behind, again he went and prayed for the third time, saying the same words.

45 Then he approached his disciples and said to them: “Sleep now and rest. Behold, the hour has drawn near, and the Son of man will be delivered into the hands of sinners.

46 Rise up; let us go. Behold, he who will betray me draws near.”

47 While he was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived, and with him was a large crowd with swords and clubs, sent from the leaders of the priests and the elders of the people.

48 And he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying: “Whomever I will kiss, it is he. Take hold of him.”

49 And quickly drawing close to Jesus, he said, “Hail, Master.” And he kissed him.

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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