Bible in a Year – March – 14 | Day – 73

March – 14 | Day – 73
Old Testament: Leviticus – 25 | Jeremiah – 6:17-30

1 And the Lord spoke to Moses on mount Sinai, saying:

2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them: When you will have entered into the land which I will give to you, rest on the Sabbath of the Lord.

3 For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall care for your vineyard, and you shall gather its fruits.

4 But in the seventh year, there shall be a Sabbath of the land, a resting of the Lord. You shall not sow your field, and you shall not care for your vineyard.

5 What the soil shall spontaneously produce, you shall not harvest. And you shall not gather the grapes of the first-fruits as a crop. For it is a year of rest for the land.

6 But these shall be yours for food, for you and for your men and women servants, and for your hired hands, and for the newcomers who sojourn with you:

7 all that grows on its own shall provide food for your beasts and cattle.

8 You shall also number for yourselves seven weeks of years, that is, seven times seven, which together makes forty-nine years.

9 And you shall sound the trumpet in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, at the time of the atonement, throughout all your land.

10 And you shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and you shall proclaim a remission for all the inhabitants of your land: for the same is the Jubilee. A man shall return to his possession, and each one shall go back to his original family,

11 for it is the Jubilee and the fiftieth year. You shall not sow, and you shall not reap what grows in the field of its own accord, and you shall not gather the first-fruits of the crop,

12 due to the sanctification of the Jubilee. But you shall eat them as they present themselves.

13 In the year of the Jubilee, all shall return to their possessions.

14 When you will sell anything to your fellow citizen, or buy anything from him, do not cause your brother grief, but buy from him according to the number of years from the Jubilee,

15 and he shall sell to you according to the computation of the produce.

16 The more years that will remain after the Jubilee, the more the price shall increase, and the less the time is numbered, so much less shall the purchase price be. For he will sell to you the time for the produce.

17 Do be willing to afflict your countrymen, but let each one fear his God. For I am the Lord your God.

18 Accomplish my precepts, and observe my judgments, and complete them, so that you may be able to live in the land without any fear,

19 and so that the soil may produce its fruits for you, from which you may eat, even to fullness, dreading violence by no one.

20 But if you will say: What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we do not sow and do not gather our produce?

21 I will give my blessing to you in the sixth year, and it shall yield the produce of three years.

22 And in the eighth year you shall sow, but you shall eat from the old produce, until the ninth year, until what is new matures, you shall eat what is old.

23 Also, the land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for it is mine, and you are newcomers and settlers to me.

24 Therefore, every region of your possession shall be sold under the condition of redemption.

25 If your brother, being in need, will have sold his little possession and his close relative is willing, he is able to redeem what he had sold.

26 But if he has no near relative, and he himself is able to find the price to redeem it,

27 the produce shall be calculated from that time when he sold it. And what is lacking, he shall repay to the buyer, and so he shall receive his possession.

28 But if his hand will not have discovered a way to repay the price, the buyer shall have what he bought, until the year of the Jubilee. For in that year all that has been sold shall return to the owner, and to the original possessor.

29 Whoever will have sold a house within the walls of a city shall have the freedom to redeem it, until one year has been completed.

30 If he has not redeemed it, and the year will have turned full circle, the buyer and his posterity shall possess it, in perpetuity, and it is not able to be redeemed, even in the Jubilee.

31 But if the house is in a village, which has no walls, it shall be sold by the law of the fields. If it has not been redeemed beforehand, then in the Jubilee it shall return to the owner.

32 The buildings of the Levites, which are in the cities, are always able to be redeemed.

33 If they have not been redeemed, then in the Jubilee they shall return to the owners, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are for their possession among the sons of Israel.

34 But let not their suburbs be sold, for it is an everlasting possession.

35 If your brother has become impoverished, or infirm of hand, and you take him in, like a newcomer or a sojourner, and he lives with you,

36 do not accept usury from him, nor anything more than what you gave. Fear your God, so that your brother may be able to live with you.

37 You shall not give him your money by usury, nor exact from him an overabundance of produce.

38 I am the Lord your God, who led you away from the land of Egypt, so that I might give to you the land of Canaan, and so that I may be your God.

39 If your brother, having been compelled by poverty, will have sold himself to you, you shall not oppress him with the servitude of indentured servants.

40 But he shall be like a hired hand or a settler; he shall work with you, until the year of the Jubilee.

41 And after that, he shall depart with his children, and he shall return to his kindred, to the possession of his fathers.

42 For these are my servants, and I led them away from the land of Egypt; let them not be sold into the condition of servitude.

43 Do not afflict him by power, but be fearful of your God.

44 Let your male and female servants be from the nations which are all around you,

45 and from the newcomers who sojourn with you, or who have been born from them in your land. These you shall have as servants,

46 and, by the right of inheritance, you shall transmit them to your posterity, and you shall possess them forever. But do not oppress your brothers, the sons of Israel, by power.

47 If the hand of a newcomer or a sojourner will have grown strong among you, and your brother, having become impoverished, will have sold himself to him, or to any of his stock,

48 after the sale, he is able to be redeemed. Whoever is willing among his brothers shall redeem him:

49 either the paternal uncle, or the paternal uncle’s son, or his close relative, by blood or by affinity. But if he himself will be able also, he shall redeem himself,

50 considering only the years from the time of his selling until the year of the Jubilee, and calculating the money for which he was sold, according to the number of years and the accounting of a hired hand.

51 If there will have been many years which remain until the Jubilee, according to these shall he also repay the price.

52 If few, he shall determine the accounting with him according to the number of years, and he shall repay to the buyer by what is left remaining of the years;

53 his wages being charged by what served before. He shall not afflict him violently in your sight.

54 But if, by these means, he will not be able to be redeemed, then in the year of the Jubilee he shall depart with his children.

55 For they are my servants, the sons of Israel, whom I led away from the land of Egypt.

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17 And I appointed watchers over you, saying: ‘Listen for the sound of the trumpet.’ And they said: ‘We will not listen.’

18 For this reason, hear, O Gentiles, and know, O congregation, how much I will do to them.

19 Hear, O earth! Behold, I will lead evils over this people, as the fruits of their own thoughts. For they have not listened to my words, and they have cast aside my law.

20 For what reason are you bringing me frankincense from Sheba, and sweet smelling reeds from a far away land? Your holocausts are not acceptable, and your sacrifices are not pleasing to me.”

21 Therefore, thus says the Lord: “Behold I will bring this people to utter ruin, and they will fall, with their fathers and sons; neighbor and relative will perish together.”

22 Thus says the Lord: “Behold, a people is coming from the land of the north, and a great nation will rise up from the ends of the earth.

23 They will take hold of arrow and shield. They are cruel, and they will not take pity. Their voice will roar like the ocean. And they will climb upon horses, for they have been prepared like men for battle, against you, O daughter of Zion.

24 ‘We have heard of their fame. Our hands have become weakened. Tribulation has overtaken us, like the pains of a woman giving birth.’

25 Do not choose to go out into the fields, and you should not walk along the roadway. For the sword and the terror of the enemy is on every side.

26 Wrap yourself in haircloth, O daughter of my people. And sprinkle yourself with ashes. Make a mourning for yourself, as for an only son, a bitter lamentation: ‘for the destroyer will overwhelm us suddenly.’

27 I have presented you as a strong tester among my people. And you will test and know their way.

28 All these leaders who are turning away and walking deceitfully, they are brass and iron; they have all been corrupted.

29 The bellows has failed; the lead has been consumed by fire; the molten metal was melted to no purpose. For their wickedness has not been consumed.

30 Call them: ‘Rejected silver.’ For the Lord has cast them aside.”

Psalms: Psalms – 35:7-13

7 For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul.

8 Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and into that very snare let them fall.

9 But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; and shall be delighted in his salvation.

10 All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

11 Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not.

12 They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul.

13 But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth. I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom.

New Testament: Mark – 13:1-18

1 And as he was departing from the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, observe these fine stones and fine structures.”

2 And in response, Jesus said to him: “Do you see all these great buildings? There shall not be left stone upon stone, which is not torn down.”

3 And as he sat at the Mount of Olives, opposite the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew questioned him privately.

4 Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things will begin to be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus, answering, began to say to them: “See to it that no one leads you astray.

6 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘For I am he,’ and they will lead many astray.

7 But when you will have heard of wars and rumors of wars, you should not be afraid. For these things must be, but the end is not so soon.

8 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom over kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are but the beginning of the sorrows.

9 But see to yourselves. For they will hand you over to councils, and in the synagogues you will be beaten, and you shall stand before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony for them.

10 And the Gospel must first be preached to all nations.

11 And when they have seized you and handed you over, do not consider in advance what to say. But whatever will be given you in that hour, say that. For you will not be speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

12 Then brother will betray brother to death, and the father, a son; and children will rise up against their parents and will bring about their death.

13 And you will be hated by all for the sake of my name. But whoever will have persevered unto the end, the same will be saved.

14 Then, when you have seen the abomination of desolation, standing where it ought not to be, let the reader understand: then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

15 And let whoever is on the rooftop not descend to the house, nor enter so as to take anything from the house.

16 And let whoever may be in the field not return to take his garment.

17 But woe to those who are pregnant or nursing in those days.

18 Truly, pray that these things may not happen in winter.

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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