Bible in a Year – March – 15 | Day – 74

March – 15 | Day – 74
Old Testament: Leviticus – 26-27 | Jeremiah – 7

1 I am the Lord your God. You shall not make for yourselves an idol or a graven image. Neither shall you erect a monument, or set up a conspicuous stone in your land, in order that you may adore it. For I am the Lord your God.

2 Observe my Sabbaths, and be fearful toward my Sanctuary. I am the Lord.

3 If you will walk in my precepts, and observe my commandments, and accomplish them, I will give to you rain in its time,

4 and the ground shall bring forth its seedlings, and the trees shall be filled again with fruit.

5 The threshing of the harvest shall last until the vintage, and the vintage shall overtake the sowing. And you shall eat your bread to fullness, and you shall live in your land without fear.

6 I will give peace to your most distant regions. You will sleep, and there will be no one to strike you with terror. I will take away harmful wild beasts, and the sword will not cross your borders.

7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall down at the sight of you.

8 Five of yours will pursue a hundred foreigners, and a hundred of you will pursue ten thousand. Your enemies will fall by the sword in your sight.

9 I will look with favor upon you, and I will cause you to increase; you will be multiplied, and I will confirm my covenant with you.

10 You will eat the oldest of what is old, and, when what is new arrives, you will throw away what is old.

11 I will set my tabernacle in your midst, and my soul will not cast you out.

12 I will walk among you, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people.

13 I am the Lord your God, who led you away from the land of the Egyptians, lest you serve them, and who broke the chains around your necks, so that you would walk upright.

14 But if you will not listen to me, nor accomplish all of my commandments,

15 if you despise my laws, and disdain my judgments, so that you do not accomplish those things which have been established by me, and so that you lead my covenant away into nullification,

16 then I also will do these things to you. I will quickly visit you with destitution, and burning heat, which will waste away your eyes, and consume your lives. In vain will you sow your seed, which will be devoured by your enemies.

17 I will set my face against you, and you will fall down before your enemies, and you will be subjugated to those who hate you. You will flee, though no one pursues.

18 But if you will not be obedient to me in this way, then I will add sevenfold to your chastisement, because of your sins.

19 And I will crush the pride in your hardness, and I will give to you heaven above like iron, and the earth below like brass.

20 Your labor will be consumed to no purpose; the land will not bring forth seedlings, nor will the trees provide their fruit.

21 If you walk as an adversary to me, and if you are not willing to listen to me, I will add sevenfold to your plagues, because of your sins.

22 And I will send upon you the wild beasts of the field, which will consume you and your cattle, and which will reduce everything to paucity, and cause your roadways to become desolate.

23 But if you are not willing to receive discipline in this way, and you still walk as an adversary to me,

24 likewise, I will advance against you as an adversary, and I will strike you seven times, because of your sins.

25 And I will lead over you the sword that shall avenge my covenant. And when you will have fled into the cities, I will send a pestilence into your midst, and you will be delivered into the hands of your enemies.

26 After this, I will have broken the staff of your bread, so that ten women bake bread in one oven, and distribute it by weight. And you shall eat and not be filled.

27 Then, if you will not listen to me through these things, and you still walk against me,

28 then I also will advance against you, with an opposing fury, and I will chastise you with seven plagues, because of your sins:

29 so much so that you will eat the flesh of your sons and your daughters.

30 I will destroy your high places, and I will break apart your false images. You will fall among the ruins of your idols, and my soul will abominate you:

31 so much so that I will reduce your cities to a wilderness, and I will make your Sanctuaries desolate, and I will no longer accept the most sweet odors.

32 And I will utterly ruin your land, and your enemies shall be stupefied at it, when they will have become its inhabitants.

33 Then I will scatter you among the Gentiles, and I will unsheathe the sword after you. And your land will be deserted, and your cities will be demolished.

34 Then the land will be pleased by her Sabbaths, throughout all the days of her solitude. So, while you will be

35 in the land of the enemy, she will worship and rest in the Sabbath of her solitude, because she will not have rested in your Sabbaths, when you lived in her.

36 And whoever of you will remain, I will send terror into their hearts in the regions of their enemies. The sound of a flying leaf will terrify them, and so they will flee, as if from the sword. They will fall, though no one pursues.

37 And they will each fall upon their brothers, as if they were fleeing from wars; no one among you will dare to resist your foes.

38 You will perish among the Gentiles, and the land of the enemy will consume you.

39 But if some few of these still remain, they shall waste away in their iniquities, in the land of their enemies, and they will be afflicted, because of the sins of their fathers and their own sins,

40 until they confess their iniquities, and those of their ancestors, by which they have transgressed against me and walked as adversaries to me.

41 Therefore, I also will walk against them, and I will lead them into a hostile land, until their uncircumcised mind shall be ashamed. Then shall they pray on behalf of their impiety.

42 And I will remember my covenant, which I formed with Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham. I will also remember the land,

43 which, when she will be left behind by them, shall be pleased by her Sabbaths, enduring solitude because of them. Yet truly, they shall pray for their sins, because they cast aside my judgments, and they despised my laws.

44 And even after so much, when they were in the land of their enemy, I did not cast them off entirely, and I did not so despise them that they would be consumed, nor so that I would nullify my covenant with them. For I am the Lord their God.

45 And I will remember my original covenant, when I led them away from the land of Egypt, in the sight of the Gentiles, so as to be their God. I am the Lord. These are the judgments, and precepts, and laws, which the Lord has granted between himself and the sons of Israel, on mount Sinai, by the hand of Moses.

1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them: The man who will have made a vow and espoused his soul to God shall give the price according to the estimation.

3 If it is a male from twenty years to sixty years, he shall give fifty shekels of silver, by the measure of the Sanctuary;

4 if it is a woman, thirty.

5 But from the fifth year until the twentieth, a male shall give twenty shekels; a female, ten.

6 From one month until the fifth year, for a male, five shekels shall be given; for a female, three.

7 At sixty years and beyond, a male shall give fifteen shekels; a female, ten.

8 If he is poor, and he does not have the means to pay the estimation, he shall stand before the priest, and however much he will value him and see that he is able to pay, so much shall he give.

9 But an animal which could be immolated to the Lord, if anyone has vowed it, shall be holy,

10 and it cannot be exchanged, that is, neither better for worse, nor worse for better. And if he has exchanged it, both that which was exchanged, and that for which it was exchanged shall be consecrated to the Lord.

11 An unclean animal which could not be sacrificed to the Lord, if anyone has vowed it, shall be led before the priest,

12 who, judging whether it is either good or bad, shall set the price.

13 But if he who offers it was willing to give, he shall add a fifth part above the estimation.

14 If a man has vowed his house, and he has sanctified it to the Lord, the priest shall examine it, whether it is good or bad, and it shall be sold according to the price which he will have established.

15 But if he who vowed it was willing to redeem it, he shall give a fifth part beyond the estimation, and he shall have the house.

16 But if he has vowed a field of his possession, and has consecrated it to the Lord, the price shall be estimated according to the measure of the seed. If the land would be sown with thirty measures of barley, then let it be sold for fifty shekels of silver.

17 If he has vowed his field beginning from the current year of Jubilee, as much as it may be worth, so shall it be estimated.

18 But if, after some amount of time, the priest shall evaluate the money according to the number of years that remain until the Jubilee, then the price shall be reduced.

19 But if he who had vowed it, was willing to redeem his field, he shall add a fifth part of the money to the estimation, and then he shall possess it.

20 But if he is not willing to redeem it, then it shall be sold to any other; he who vowed it is no longer able to redeem it.

21 For when the day of Jubilee arrives, it shall be sanctified to the Lord. And as a possession that has been consecrated, it rightfully belongs to the priest.

22 If a field has been bought, and it is not from the possession of ancestors, it shall be sanctified to the Lord.

23 The priest shall evaluate the price according to the number of years until the Jubilee; and the one who had vowed it shall give to the Lord.

24 Then, in the Jubilee, it shall be returned to the former owner, the one who had sold it and who had held it within the lot of his possession.

25 All estimation shall be weighed according to the shekel of the Sanctuary. A shekel has twenty obols.

26 The firstborn, which belong to the Lord, no one is able to sanctify or vow, whether it is an ox, or a sheep, they are for the Lord.

27 But if it is an unclean animal, whoever offers it shall redeem it, according to your estimation, and he shall add a fifth part to the price. If he is not willing to redeem it, it shall be sold to another for whatever amount it was estimated by you.

28 All that is consecrated to the Lord, whether it is a man, or an animal, or a field, shall not be sold; neither is it able to be redeemed. Anything, once it has been consecrated, shall be the Holy of holies to the Lord.

29 And all that has been consecrated, which is offered by man, shall not be redeemed, but shall surely die.

30 All the tithes of the land, whether from the grain, or from the fruits of trees, are for the Lord and are sanctified to him.

31 But if anyone is willing to redeem his tithes, he shall add a fifth part to them.

32 Out of all the tithes of oxen, and sheep, and goats, which cross under the rod of the shepherd, every tenth one that arrives shall be sanctified to the Lord.

33 It shall not be chosen by what is good or bad; neither shall it be exchanged for another. If anyone has exchanged it, both that which was exchanged, and that for which it was exchanged, shall be sanctified to the Lord and shall not be redeemed.

34 These are the precepts, which the Lord commanded Moses for the sons of Israel on mount Sinai.

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1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:

2 Stand at the gate to the house of the Lord, and preach this word there, and say: Listen to the word of the Lord, all you of Judah who enter through these gates to adore the Lord.

3 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Make your ways and your intentions good, and I will live with you in this place.

4 Do not choose to trust in lying words, saying: ‘This is the temple of the Lord! The temple of the Lord! The temple of the Lord!’

5 For if you direct your ways and your intentions well, if you exercise judgment between a man and his neighbor,

6 if you do not act with deceit toward the new arrival, the orphan, and the widow, and if you do not pour out innocent blood in this place, and if you do not walk after strange gods, which is to your own harm,

7 then I will live with you in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers from the beginning and even forever.

8 Behold, you trust in false words, which will not benefit you,

9 so as to steal, to murder, to commit adultery, to swear falsely, to offer libations to Baal, and to go after strange gods, which you do not know.

10 And you arrived and stood before me in this house, where my name is invoked, and you said: ‘We have been freed because we carried out all these abominations.’

11 So then, has this house, where my name has been invoked, become a den of robbers in your eyes? It is I, I am, I have seen, says the Lord.

12 Go to my place in Shiloh, where my name has lived from the beginning, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel.

13 And now, because you have done all these works, says the Lord, and because I have spoken to you from your morning rising, and because I was speaking, but you were not listening, and because I have called you, but you have not responded:

14 I will do to this house, in which my name is invoked, and in which you have confidence, even to this place which I gave to you and to your fathers, just as I have done to Shiloh.

15 And I will cast you away from my face, just as I have cast away all your brothers, the entire offspring of Ephraim.

16 Therefore, you should not pray for this people, nor take up praise and supplication on their behalf. And you should not stand in opposition to me. For then I will not heed you.

17 Have you not seen what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?

18 The sons gather the wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the wives spread the grease, so as to make cakes to the queen of heaven and to offer libations to strange gods, and so as to provoke me to anger.

19 But are they provoking me to anger, says the Lord? Are they not provoking themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?”

20 Therefore, thus says the Lord God: “Behold, my fury and my indignation is kindled against this place, over men and over beasts, and over the trees of the countryside and over the fruits of the land, and it will burn and not be extinguished.”

21 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Add your holocausts to your sacrifices, and eat the flesh.

22 For concerning the matter of holocausts and sacrifices, I did not speak with your fathers, and I did not instruct them, in the day when I led them away from the land of Egypt.

23 But on this matter I did instruct them, saying: Listen to my voice, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. And walk in the entire way that I have commanded you, so that it may be well with you.

24 But they did not listen, nor did they incline their ear. Instead, they walked by their own will and in the depravity of their own wicked heart. And so, they went backward, and not forward,

25 from the day when their fathers went forth from the land of Egypt, even to this day. And I have sent all my servants, the prophets, to you, throughout the day, rising at first light and sending them.

26 But they have not listened to me, nor have they inclined their ear. Instead, they have stiffened their neck, and they have behaved worse than their fathers did.

27 And so, you will speak to them all these words, but they will not listen to you. And you will call to them, but they will not respond to you.

28 And you will say to them: This is the nation that has not listened to the voice of the Lord their God, nor accepted discipline. Faith has perished and been taken away from their mouth.

29 Cut off your hair, and cast it away. And take up a lamentation on high. For the Lord has cast aside and abandoned this generation of his fury.

30 For the sons of Judah have done evil in my eyes, says the Lord. They have stationed their abominations in the house where my name is invoked, so that they may defile it.

31 And they have built the exalted places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the son of Hinnom, so that they may burn their sons and their daughters with fire, something I neither instructed, nor thought in my heart.

32 For this reason, behold, the days will arrive, says the Lord, when it will no longer be called Topheth, nor the Valley of the son of Hinnom, but instead the Valley of Slaughter. Yet they will bury in Topheth, because there will be no other place.

33 And the corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the air and for the wild beasts of the land, and there will be no one to drive them away.

34 And from the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, I will cause the cessation of the voice of gladness and the voice of rejoicing, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride. For the land will be in utter desolation.”

Psalms: Psalms – 35:14-20

14 As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please: as one mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled.

15 But they rejoiced against me, and came together: scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew not.

16 They were separated, and repented not: they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn: they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

17 Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? rescue thou soul from their malice: my only one from the lions.

18 I will give thanks to thee in a great church; I will praise thee in a strong people.

19 Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: who have hated me without cause, and wink with the eyes.

20 For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.

New Testament: Mark – 13:19-37

19 For those days shall have such tribulations as have not been since the beginning of the creation that God founded, even until now, and shall not be.

20 And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would be saved. But, for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.

21 And then, if anyone will have said to you: ‘Behold, here is the Christ. Behold, in that place.’ Do not believe it.

22 For false Christs and false prophets will rise up, and they will present signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 Therefore, you must take heed. Behold, I have foretold all to you.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her splendor.

25 And the stars of heaven will be falling down, and the powers that are in heaven will be moved.

26 And then they shall see the Son of man arriving on the clouds, with great power and glory.

27 And then he will send his Angels, and gather together his elect, from the four winds, from the limits of the earth, to the limits of heaven.

28 Now from the fig tree discern a parable. When its branch becomes tender and the foliage has been formed, you know that summer is very near.

29 So also, when you will have seen these things happen, know that it is very near, even at the doors.

30 Amen I say to you, that this lineage shall not pass away, until all these things have happened.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away.

32 But concerning that day or hour, no one knows, neither the Angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

33 Take heed, be vigilant, and pray. For you do not know when the time may be.

34 It is like a man who, setting out on a sojourn, left behind his house, and gave his servants authority over every work, and instructed the doorkeeper to stand watch.

35 Therefore, be vigilant, for you do not know when the lord of the house may arrive: in the evening, or in the middle of the night, or at first light, or in the morning.

36 Otherwise, when he will have arrived unexpectedly, he may find you sleeping.

37 But what I say to you, I say to all: Be vigilant.”

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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