Bible in a Year – February – 23 | Day – 54

February – 23 | Day – 54
Old Testament: Exodus – 36 | Isaiah – 54

1 Therefore, Bezalel, and Oholiab, and every wise man, to whom the Lord gave wisdom and intelligence, so as to know how to work skillfully, made that which was necessary for the uses of the Sanctuary and which the Lord had instructed.

2 And when Moses had called them and every man of learning, to whom the Lord had given wisdom, and who, of their own accord, had offered themselves in order to accomplish this work,

3 he handed over to them all the donations of the sons of Israel. And while they were pursuing this work, the people offered what they had vowed each day, in the morning.

4 The artisans were compelled by this to go

5 to Moses and to say, “The people offer more than is needed.”

6 Therefore, Moses ordered this to be recited, with a voice of proclamation: “Let neither man nor woman offer anything further for the work of the Sanctuary.” And so they ceased from offering gifts,

7 because what was offered was sufficient and was more than an abundance.

8 And all those who were wise of heart, in order to accomplish the work of the tabernacle, made ten curtains of fine twisted linen, and hyacinth, and purple, and twice-dyed scarlet, with diverse workmanship by the art of embroidery.

9 Each of these was twenty-eight cubits in length, and in width, four. All the curtains were of one measure.

10 And he joined five curtains to one another, and the other five he coupled to one another.

11 He also made loops of hyacinth along the edge of one curtain on both sides, and similarly along the edge of the other curtain,

12 so that the loops might meet against one another and might be joined together.

13 For these, he also cast fifty gold rings, which would retain the loops of the curtains and so make the tabernacle one.

14 He also made eleven canopies from the hair of goats, in order to cover the roof of the tabernacle:

15 one canopy held in length thirty cubits, and in width four cubits. All the canopies were of one measure.

16 Five of these he joined by themselves, and the other six separately.

17 And he made fifty loops along the edge of one canopy, and fifty along the edge of the other canopy, so that they might be joined to one another,

18 and fifty buckles of brass, with which the roof might be woven together, so that from all the canopies there would be made one covering.

19 He also made a covering for the tabernacle from the skins of rams, dyed-red; and another cover above it, from violet skins.

20 He also made the standing panels of the tabernacle, from setim wood.

21 Ten cubits was the length of one panel, and one and one half cubits comprised the width.

22 There were two dovetails along every panel, so that one might be joined to the other. Thus did he make all the panels of the tabernacle.

23 Of these, twenty were toward the meridian area, opposite the south,

24 with forty bases of silver. Two bases were set under one panel at each of two sides at the corners, where the joints of the sides terminate in corners.

25 Likewise, at that side of the tabernacle which looks toward the north, he made twenty panels,

26 with forty bases of silver, two bases for each board.

27 Yet truly, opposite the west, that is, toward that part of the tabernacle which looks out toward the sea, he made six panels,

28 and two others at each corner of the tabernacle at the back,

29 which were joined from bottom to top and held together by one joint. So did he make both corners on that side.

30 So then, there were altogether eight panels, and they had sixteen bases of silver, with, of course, two bases under each panel.

31 He also made bars from setim wood: five to hold together the panels at one side of the tabernacle,

32 and five others to fit together the panels of the other side, and, in addition to these, five other bars toward the western area of the tabernacle, opposite the sea.

33 He also made another bar, which came through the middle of the panels from corner to corner.

34 But the panels themselves he overlaid with gold, casting silver bases for them. And he made their rings from gold, through which the bars might be able to be drawn. And he covered the bars themselves with layers of gold.

35 He also made a veil from hyacinth, and purple, from vermillion as well as fine twisted linen, with varied and distinctive embroidery,

36 and four columns of setim wood, which, along with their heads, he overlaid with gold, casting silver bases for them.

37 He also made a tent at the entrance of the tabernacle from hyacinth, purple, vermillion, and fine twisted linen, wrought with embroidery,

38 and five columns with their heads, which he covered with gold, and he cast their bases from brass.

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1 Give praise, you who are barren and unable to conceive. Sing praise and make a joyful noise, you who have not given birth. For many are the children of the desolate, more so than of her who has a husband, says the Lord.

2 Enlarge the place of your tent and extend the skins of your tabernacles, unsparingly. Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.

3 For you shall extend to the right and to the left. And your offspring shall inherit the nations, and you shall inhabit the desolate cities.

4 Do not be afraid! For you will not be confounded, and you will not blush. And you will not be put to shame, because you shall forget the confusion of your youth, and you shall no longer remember the disgrace of your widowhood.

5 For the One who made you will rule over you. The Lord of hosts is his name. And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, will be called the God of all the earth.

6 For the Lord has called you, like a woman forsaken and mourning in spirit, and like a wife rejected in her youth, said your God.

7 For a brief moment, I have forsaken you, and with great pities, I will gather you.

8 In a moment of indignation, I have hidden my face from you, for a little while. But with everlasting mercy, I have taken pity on you, said your Redeemer, the Lord.

9 For me, it is just as in the days of Noah, to whom I swore that I would no longer bring in the waters of Noah over the earth. Thus have I sworn not to be angry with you, and not to rebuke you.

10 For the mountains will be moved, and the hills will tremble. But my mercy will not depart from you, and the covenant of my peace will not be shaken, said the Lord, who has compassion on you.

11 O poor little ones, convulsed by the tempest, away from any consolation! Behold, I will set your stones in order, and I will lay your foundation with sapphires,

12 and I will make your ramparts out of jasper, and your gates out of sculpted stones, and all your borders out of desirable stones.

13 All your children will be taught by the Lord. And great will be the peace of your children.

14 And you will be founded in justice. Depart far from oppression, for you will not be afraid. And depart from terror, for it will not approach you.

15 Behold, a settler will arrive, who was not with me, a certain new arrival will be joined to you.

16 Behold, I created the smith who fans the coals of the fire and produces an object by his work, and I have created the slayer who destroys.

17 No object which has been formed to use against you will succeed. And every tongue that resists you in judgment, you shall judge. This is the inheritance of the servants of the Lord, and this is their justice with me, says the Lord.

Psalms: Psalms – 27:5-14

5 For he hath hidden me in his tabernacle; in the day of evils, he hath protected me in the secret place of his tabernacle.

6 He hath exalted me upon a rock: and now he hath lifted up my head above my enemies. I have gone round, and have offered up in his tabernacle a sacrifice of jubilation: I will sing, and recite a psalm to the Lord.

7 Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee: have mercy on me and hear me.

8 My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O Lord, will I still seek.

9 Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.

10 For my father and my mother have left me: but the Lord hath taken me up.

11 Set me, O Lord, a law in thy way, and guide me in the right path, because of my enemies.

12 Deliver me not over to the will of them that trouble me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me; and iniquity hath lied to itself.

13 I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

New Testament: Mark – 3:12-35

12 You are the Son of God. And he strongly admonished them, lest they make him known.

13 And ascending onto a mountain, he called to himself those whom he willed, and they came to him.

14 And he acted so that the twelve would be with him, and so that he might send them out to preach.

15 And he gave them authority to cure infirmities, and to cast out demons:

16 and he imposed on Simon the name Peter;

17 and also he imposed on James of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, the name ‘Boanerges,’ that is, ‘Sons of Thunder;’

18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Canaanite,

19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

20 And they went to a house, and the crowd gathered together again, so much so that they were not even able to eat bread.

21 And when his own had heard of it, they went out to take hold of him. For they said: “Because he has gone mad.”

22 And the scribes who had descended from Jerusalem said, “Because he has Beelzebub, and because by the prince of demons does he cast out demons.”

23 And having called them together, he spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan?

24 For if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom is not able to stand.

25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand.

26 And if Satan has risen up against himself, he would be divided, and he would not be able to stand; instead he reaches the end.

27 No one is able to plunder the goods of a strong man, having entered into the house, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he shall plunder his house.

28 Amen I say to you, that all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and the blasphemies by which they will have blasphemed.

29 But he who will have blasphemed against the Holy Spirit shall not have forgiveness in eternity; instead he shall be guilty of an eternal offense.”

30 For they said: “He has an unclean spirit.”

31 And his mother and brothers arrived. And standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.

32 And the crowd was sitting around him. And they said to him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.”

33 And responding to them, he said, “Who is my mother and my brothers?”

34 And looking around at those who were sitting all around him, he said: “Behold, my mother and my brothers.

35 For whoever has done the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister and mother.”

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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