Bible in a Year – March – 22 | Day – 81

March – 22 | Day – 81
Old Testament: Numbers – 7:27-89 | Jeremiah – 13

27 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

28 and a he-goat for sin;

29 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This is the oblation of Eliab the son of Helon.

30 On the fourth day, the leader of the sons of Ruben, Elizur the son of Shedeur,

31 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

32 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

33 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

34 and a he-goat for sin;

35 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Elizur, the son of Shedeur.

36 On the fifth day, the leader of the sons of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai,

37 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

38 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

39 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

40 and a he-goat for sin;

41 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai.

42 On the sixth day, the leader of the sons of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Reuel,

43 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

44 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

45 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

46 and a he-goat for sin;

47 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Eliasaph, the son of Reuel.

48 On the seventh day, the leader of the sons of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud,

49 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

50 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

51 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

52 and a he-goat for sin;

53 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Elishama, the son of Ammihud.

54 On the eighth day, the leader of the sons of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur,

55 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

56 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

57 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

58 and a he-goat for sin;

59 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur.

60 On the ninth day, the leader of the sons of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni,

61 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

62 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

63 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

64 and a he-goat for sin;

65 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Abidan, the son of Gideoni.

66 On the tenth day, the leaders of the sons of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai,

67 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

68 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

69 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

70 and a he-goat for sin;

71 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai.

72 On the eleventh day, the leader of the sons of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran,

73 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

74 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

75 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

76 and a he-goat for sin;

77 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Pagiel, the son of Ochran.

78 On the twelfth day, the leader of the sons of Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan,

79 offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

80 a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

81 an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

82 and a he-goat for sin;

83 and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Ahira, the son of Enan.

84 These were the oblations from the leaders of Israel for the dedication of the altar on the day when it was consecrated: twelve dishes of silver, twelve bowls of silver, twelve little mortars of gold,

85 such that each dish had one hundred thirty shekels of silver, and each bowl had seventy shekels, that is, putting all of the vessels from silver together, two thousand four hundred shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary,

86 and twelve little mortars of gold, filled with incense, weighing ten shekels by the weight of the Sanctuary, that is, all together one hundred twenty shekels of gold,

87 and twelve oxen from the herd as a holocaust, twelve rams, twelve one-year-old lambs, with their libations, and twelve he-goats for sin;

88 and for victims of peace offerings: twenty-four oxen, sixty rams, sixty he-goats, and sixty one-year-old lambs. These were the oblations for the dedication of the altar, when it was anointed.

89 And when Moses entered into the tabernacle of the covenant, to consult the oracle, he heard the voice of One speaking to him from the propitiatory, which is over the ark of the testimony between the two cherubims, and there he also spoke to him.

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1 Thus says the Lord to me: “Go, and obtain for yourself a linen waistcloth. And you shall place it over your loins, and you shall not put it into water.”

2 And so I obtained a waistcloth, according to the word of the Lord, and I placed it around my loins.

3 And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying:

4 Take the waistcloth, which you obtained, which is around your loins, and, rising up, go to the Euphrates, and hide it there in an opening of the rock.

5 And so I went, and I hid it by the Euphrates, just as the Lord had instructed me.

6 And it happened that, after many days, the Lord said to me: “Rise up, go to the Euphrates, and take from there the waistcloth, which I instructed you to hide there.”

7 And so I went to the Euphrates, and I dug up and took the waistcloth from the place where I had hidden it. And behold, the waistcloth had rotted, so that it was not fit for any use.

8 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

9 Thus says the Lord: In the same way, I will cause the arrogance of Judah and the arrogance of Jerusalem to rot.

10 This most wicked people, they are not willing to listen to my words, for they walk in the depravity of their own heart, and they have gone after strange gods, so as to serve them and to adore them. And so, they will become like this waistcloth, which is not fit for any use.

11 For just as the waistcloth clings to the loins of a man, so have I brought close to me the entire house of Israel and the entire house of Judah, says the Lord, so that they would be to me: a people, and a name, and a praise, and a glory. But they did not listen.

12 Therefore, you shall speak to them this word: Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘Every bottle will be filled with wine.’ And they will say to you: ‘Are we ignorant that every bottle will be filled with wine?’

13 And you shall say to them: Thus says the Lord: Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, and the kings from the stock of David who sit upon his throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, unto inebriation.

14 And I will scatter them, a man from his brother, and fathers and sons similarly, says the Lord. I will not spare them, and I will not pardon them, and I will not take pity, so as not to destroy them.”

15 Hear and pay close attention. Do not choose to lift yourself up, for the Lord has spoken.

16 Give glory to the Lord your God, before darkness falls, and before your feet stumble on the darkened mountains. You will expect light, but he will turn it into the shadow of death and into utter darkness.

17 But if you will not listen to this, then my soul will weep in secret before the face of your pride. It will weep bitterly, and my eyes will flow with tears, because the flock of the Lord has been taken captive.

18 Say to the king and to the female ruler: Humble yourselves, sit down. For the crown of your glory has gone down from your head.

19 The cities of the south have been closed, and there is no one who may open them. All of Judah has been taken away into complete captivity.

20 Lift up your eyes and see, you who are arriving from the north. Where is the flock that was given to you, your famous cattle?

21 What will you say when he visits upon you? For you have taught them against you, and you have instructed them with your own head. Will not pains take hold of you, as with a woman in labor?

22 But if you say in your heart, ‘Why have these things happened to me?’ it is because of the greatness of your iniquity that your shame has been uncovered and the soles of your feet have been defiled.

23 If the Ethiopian is able to change his skin, or the leopard is able to change his spots, then you also may be able to do well, though you have learned evil.

24 And I will scatter them like chaff, which is carried away by the wind in the desert.

25 This is your lot, and this is the portion of your measure from me, says the Lord, because you have forgotten me, and you have had confidence in what is false.

26 Therefore, I have even bared your thighs before your face, and your shame has been seen.

27 For I have seen your adulteries, and your neighing for the wickedness of your fornication, and your abominations upon the hills in the field. Woe to you, Jerusalem! How much longer before you will be made clean after me?”

Psalms: Psalms – 37:22-28

22 For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish.

23 With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way.

24 When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him.

25 I have been young, and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.

26 He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing.

27 Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.

28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.

New Testament: Luke – 1:1-17

1 Since, indeed, many have attempted to set in order a narrative of the things that have been completed among us,

2 just as they have been handed on to those of us who from the beginning saw the same and were ministers of the word,

3 so it seemed good to me also, having diligently followed everything from the beginning, to write to you, in an orderly manner, most excellent Theophilus,

4 so that you might know the truthfulness of those words by which you have been instructed.

5 There was, in the days of Herod, king of Judea, a certain priest named Zechariah, of the section of Abijah, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

6 Now they were both just before God, progressing in all of the commandments and the justifications of the Lord without blame.

7 And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both had become advanced in years.

8 Then it happened that, when he was exercising the priesthood before God, in the order of his section,

9 according to the custom of the priesthood, the lot fell so that he would offer incense, entering into the temple of the Lord.

10 And the entire multitude of the people was praying outside, at the hour of incense.

11 Then there appeared to him an Angel of the Lord, standing at the right of the altar of incense.

12 And upon seeing him, Zechariah was disturbed, and fear fell over him.

13 But the Angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth shall bear a son to you. And you shall call his name John.

14 And there will be joy and exultation for you, and many will rejoice in his nativity.

15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

16 And he will convert many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.

17 And he will go before him with the spirit and power of Elijah, so that he may turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons, and the incredulous to the prudence of the just, so as to prepare for the Lord a completed people.”

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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