Bible in a Year – February – 17 | Day – 48

February – 17 | Day – 48
Old Testament: Exodus – 27-28 | Isaiah – 47

1 You shall also make an altar of setim wood, which will have five cubits in length, and the same in width, that is, four equal sides, and three cubits in height.

2 Now there shall be horns at the four corners of it, and you shall cover it with brass.

3 And you shall make, for its uses, pans to receive the ashes, and tongs as well as small hooks, and receptacles for fire. You shall fabricate all of its vessels from brass,

4 along with a grating of brass in the manner of a net. At its four corners there shall be four rings of brass,

5 which you shall place under the base of the altar. And the grating will extend even to the middle of the altar.

6 You shall also make, for the altar, two bars of setim wood, which you shall cover with layers of brass.

7 And you shall lead them through the rings, and they will be on both sides of the altar to carry it.

8 You shall not make it solid, but empty and hollow at the interior, just as it was shown to you on the mountain.

9 You shall also make the atrium of the tabernacle, at the southern part of which, opposite the meridian, there shall be hangings of fine twisted linen: one side extending for one hundred cubits in length.

10 And you shall make twenty columns with the same number of bases of brass, the heads of which, with their engravings, shall be made of silver.

11 In like manner also, throughout the length of the north side, there shall be hangings of one hundred cubits, and twenty columns, and the same number of bases of brass, and their heads with their engravings of silver.

12 Yet truly, along the width of the atrium that looks out toward the west, there shall be hangings of fifty cubits, and ten columns, and the same number of bases.

13 Likewise, along the width of the atrium that looks out toward the east, there shall be fifty cubits,

14 along which there shall be assigned hangings of fifteen cubits for one side, and three columns, and the same number of bases.

15 And, along the other side, there shall be hangings occupying fifteen cubits, with three columns and the same number of bases.

16 Yet truly, at the entrance of the atrium, there shall be made a hanging of twenty cubits, of hyacinth and purple, and twice-dyed scarlet, and fine twisted linen, wrought with embroidery. It shall have four columns, with the same number of bases.

17 All the columns surrounding the atrium shall be clothed with layers of silver, with silver heads, and with bases of brass.

18 In length, the atrium shall occupy one hundred cubits, in width, fifty; the height shall be of five cubits. And it shall be made of fine twisted linen, and it shall have bases of brass.

19 All the vessels of the tabernacle, for all uses and ceremonies, even to the tent pegs for its atrium, you shall make of brass.

20 Instruct the sons of Israel so that they may bring you the purest oil of the olive trees, crushed with a pestle, so that a lamp may always burn

21 in the tabernacle of the testimony, outside of the veil that enshrouds the testimony. And Aaron and his sons shall arrange it, so that it may give light in the presence of the Lord, until morning. This shall be a perpetual observance among the sons of Israel, throughout their successions.”

1 Also, join to yourself your brother Aaron, with his sons from the midst of the sons of Israel, so that they may exercise the priesthood for me: Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

2 And you shall make a holy vestment for Aaron, your brother, with glory and elegance.

3 And you shall speak to all the wise of heart, whom I have filled with the spirit of prudence, so that they may make the vestments of Aaron, in which, having been sanctified, he may minister to me.

4 Now these shall be the vestments that they shall make: A breastplate and an ephod, a tunic and a close-fit linen garment, a headdress and a wide belt. They shall make the holy vestments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so that they may exercise the priesthood for me.

5 And they shall receive gold, and hyacinth, and purple, and twice-dyed scarlet, and fine linen.

6 Then they shall make the ephod of gold, and hyacinth, and purple, and twice-dyed scarlet, and fine twisted linen, wrought with diverse colors.

7 It shall have two edges joined at the top on both sides, so that they may respond as one.

8 Likewise, the weaving and all the detail work shall be of gold, and hyacinth, and purple, and twice-dyed scarlet, and fine twisted linen.

9 And you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel:

10 six names on one stone, and the remaining six on the other, according to the order of their birth.

11 By the work of a sculptor and the skill of a jeweler, you shall engrave them with the names of the sons of Israel, enclosed and encompassed with gold.

12 And you shall place them on both sides of the ephod, as a memorial to the sons of Israel. And Aaron shall carry their names before the Lord, upon both shoulders, as a remembrance.

13 You shall also make hooks of gold,

14 and two little chains of the purest gold, linked to one another, which you shall insert into the hooks.

15 Likewise, you shall make the breastplate of judgment, wrought with diverse colors according to weaving of the ephod: of gold, hyacinth and purple, and twice-dyed scarlet, and fine twisted linen.

16 It shall have four corners and be doubled. It shall have the measure of the palm of a hand, both in length and in width.

17 And you shall set within it four rows of stones. In the first row, there shall be a sardius stone, and a topaz, and an emerald.

18 In the second, there shall be a garnet, a sapphire, and a jasper.

19 In the third, there shall be a zircon, an agate, and an amethyst.

20 In the fourth, there shall be a chrysolite, an onyx, and a beryl. They shall be set in gold by their rows.

21 And these shall have the names of the sons of Israel. With twelve names shall they be engraved: each stone with one name from the twelve tribes.

22 You shall make chains of the purest gold, linked one to another, on the breastplate,

23 and two rings of gold, which you shall place at both ends of the breastplate.

24 And the golden chains, you shall join to the rings, which are at its edges.

25 And the ends of the chains themselves, you shall couple with two hooks, on both sides of the ephod, which looks toward the breastplate.

26 You shall also make two rings of gold, which you shall place at the ends of the breastplate, at the borders which are away from the region of the ephod and which look toward its back.

27 And then you shall also make two other rings of gold, which are to be suspended on both sides at the bottom of the ephod, which looks out opposite the face of the lower juncture, so that the breastplate can be fitted to the ephod.

28 And it shall be drawn tight to the rings of the breastplate, by the rings of the ephod, with a hyacinth band, so that the well-constructed juncture will remain in place, and the breastplate and the ephod will not be able to be separated from one another.

29 And Aaron shall carry the names of the sons of Israel on the breastplate of judgment upon his chest, when he enters into the Sanctuary, as a memorial in the presence of the Lord in eternity.

30 Then you shall place in the breastplate of judgment, Doctrine and Truth, which shall then be upon Aaron’s chest, when he enters before the Lord. And he shall wear the judgment of the sons of Israel on his chest, in the sight of the Lord always.

31 And you shall make the tunic for the ephod entirely of hyacinth,

32 and the head will be above its middle, with a hem woven around it, just as is usually made at the end parts of a garment, so that it may not be easily broken.

33 Yet truly, beneath it, at the base of the same tunic, all around, you shall make something like pomegranates, from hyacinth, and purple, and twice-dyed scarlet, with little bells set in their midst.

34 So then, there shall be a little golden bell and a pomegranate, and again another golden bell and a pomegranate.

35 And Aaron will be vested with it during the office of his ministry, so that the sound may be heard when he enters and exits the Sanctuary, in the sight of the Lord, and so that he may not die.

36 And you shall make a plate of the purest gold, in which you shall engrave, with the skill of a sculptor, ‘Holy to the Lord.’

37 And you shall fasten it with a band of hyacinth, and it shall be upon the headdress,

38 hanging in front of the high priest. And Aaron shall carry the iniquities of that which the sons of Israel have offered and sanctified, in all their gifts and donations. But the plate will always be at his forehead, so that the Lord may be well pleased with them.

39 And you shall draw the tunic tight with fine linen, and you shall make a headdress of fine linen, and a wide belt, wrought with embroidery.

40 Furthermore, for the sons of Aaron, you shall prepare linen tunics, and wide belts as well as headdresses, with glory and elegance.

41 And with all these you shall vest your brother Aaron, and his sons with him. And you shall consecrate all their hands, and you shall sanctify them, so that they may exercise the priesthood for me.

42 You shall also make linen undergarments, in order to cover the flesh of their nakedness, from the kidneys all the way to the thighs.

43 And Aaron and his sons will use them when they enter the tabernacle of the testimony, and when they approach toward the altar, in order to minister in the sanctuary, lest, being guilty of iniquity, they may die. It shall be a law forever for Aaron, and for his offspring after him.”

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1 Descend, sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon! Sit on the ground. There is no throne for the daughter of the Chaldeans. For you shall no longer be called delicate and tender.

2 Take a millstone and grind meal. Uncover your shame, bare your shoulder, reveal your legs, cross the streams.

3 Your disgrace will be revealed, and your shame will be seen. I will seize vengeance, and no man will withstand me.

4 Our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

5 Sit in silence, and enter into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no longer be called the noblewoman of kingdoms.

6 I was angry with my people. I have polluted my inheritance, and I have given them into your hand. You have not shown mercy to them. You have greatly increased the burden of your yoke upon the elders.

7 And you have said: “I will be a noblewoman forever.” You have not set these things upon your heart, and you have not remembered your end.

8 And now, hear these things, you who are delicate and have confidence, who say in your heart: “I am, and there is no one greater than me. I will not sit as a widow, and I will not know barrenness.”

9 These two things will suddenly overwhelm you in one day: barrenness and widowhood. All things shall overwhelm you, because of the multitude of your sorceries and because of the great cruelty of your enchantments.

10 And you have trusted in your malice, and you have said: “There is no one who sees me.” Your wisdom and your knowledge, these have deceived you. And you have said in your heart: “I am, and beside me there is no other.”

11 Evil will overwhelm you, and you will not notice its rising. And calamity will fall violently over you, and you will not be able to avert it. You will suddenly be overwhelmed by a misery such as you have never known.

12 Stand with your incantations, and with the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth, as if somehow it might benefit you, or as if it were able to make you stronger.

13 You have failed in the multitude of your plans! Let the seers stand and save you, those who were contemplating the stars, and figuring the months, so that from these they might announce to you the things to come.

14 Behold, they have become like stubble. Fire has consumed them. They will not free themselves from the power of the flames. These are not coals by which they may be warmed, nor is this a fire which they may sit beside.

15 So have all these things, in which you have labored, become to you. Your merchants from your youth, each one has erred in his own way. There is no one who can save you.

Psalms: Psalms – 25:1-5

1 Unto the end, a psalm for David. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul.

2 In thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed.

3 Neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on thee shall be confounded.

4 Let all them be confounded that act unjust things without cause. shew, O Lord, thy ways to me, and teach me thy paths.

5 Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art God my Saviour; and on thee have I waited all the day long.

New Testament: Matthew – 27:41-66

41 And similarly, the leaders of the priests, with the scribes and the elders, mocking him, said:

42 He saved others; he cannot save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him descend now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

43 He trusted in God; so now, let God free him, if he wills him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ “

44 Then, the robbers who were crucified with him also reproached him with the very same thing.

45 Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over the entire earth, even until the ninth hour.

46 And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: “Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”

47 Then certain ones who were standing and listening there said, “This man calls upon Elijah.”

48 And one of them, running quickly, took a sponge and filled it with vinegar, and he set it on a reed and he gave it to him to drink.

49 Yet truly, the others said, “Wait. Let us see whether Elijah will come to free him.”

50 Then Jesus, crying out again with a loud voice, gave up his life.

51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn into two parts, from top to bottom. And the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split apart.

52 And the tombs were opened. And many bodies of the saints, which had been sleeping, arose.

53 And going out from the tombs, after his resurrection, they went into the holy city, and they appeared to many.

54 Now the centurion and those who were with him, guarding Jesus, having seen the earthquake and the things that were done, were very fearful, saying: “Truly, this was the Son of God.”

55 And in that place, there were many women, at a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him.

56 Among these were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 Then, when evening had arrived, a certain wealthy man from Arimathea, named Joseph, arrived, who himself was also a disciple of Jesus.

58 This man approached Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered the body to be released.

59 And Joseph, taking the body, wrapped it in a clean finely-woven linen cloth,

60 and he placed it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out of a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and he went away.

61 Now Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the sepulcher.

62 Then the next day, which is after the Preparation day, the leaders of the priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate together,

63 saying: “Lord, we have remembered that that this seducer said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days, I will rise again.’

64 Therefore, order the sepulcher to be guarded until the third day, lest perhaps his disciples may come and steal him, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead.’ And this last error would be worse than the first.”

65 Pilate said to them: “You have a guard. Go, guard it as you know how.”

66 Then, going out, they secured the sepulcher with guards, sealing the stone.

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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