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The February 17 Bible

49,1 For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.
49,2 Hear this, all ye peoples; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
49,3 Both low and high, rich and poor together.
49,4 My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
49,5 I will incline mine ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
49,6 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my supplanters compasseth me about,
49,7 Of them that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches?
49,8 No man can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him–
49,9 For too costly is the redemption of their soul, and must be let alone for ever–
49,10 That he should still live alway, that he should not see the pit.
49,11 For he seeth that wise men die, the fool and the brutish together perish, {N}
and leave their wealth to others.
49,12 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling-places to all generations; {N}
they call their lands after their own names.
49,13 But man abideth not in honour; he is like the beasts that perish.
49,14 This is the way of them that are foolish, and of those who after them approve their sayings.

49,15 Like sheep they are appointed for the nether-world; death shall be their shepherd; {N}
and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their form shall be for the nether-world to wear away, that there be no habitation for it.
49,16 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the nether-world; for He shall receive me.

49,17 Be not thou afraid when one waxeth rich, when the wealth of his house is increased;
49,18 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; his wealth shall not descend after him.
49,19 Though while he lived he blessed his soul:
‘Men will praise thee, when thou shalt do well to thyself’;
49,20 It shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see the light.
49,21 Man that is in honour understandeth not; he is like the beasts that perish. {P}
37,18 And there were six branches going out of the sides thereof:
three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof;
37,19 three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower. So for the six branches going out of the candlestick.
37,20 And in the candlestick were four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers thereof;
37,21 and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it.
37,22 Their knops and their branches were of one piece with it; the whole of it was one beaten work of pure gold.
37,23 And he made the lamps thereof, seven, and the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, of pure gold.
37,24 Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof. {P}
37,25 And he made the altar of incense of acacia-wood:
a cubit was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, four-square; and two cubits was the height thereof; the horns thereof were of one piece with it.
37,26 And he overlaid it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it; and he made unto it a crown of gold round about.
37,27 And he made for it two golden rings under the crown thereof, upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it, for holders for staves wherewith to bear it.
37,28 And he made the staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with gold.
37,29 And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, after the art of the perfumer. {S}
38,1 And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia-wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, four-square, and three cubits the height thereof.
38,2 And he made the horns thereof upon the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of one piece with it; and he overlaid it with brass.
38,3 And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, the flesh-hooks, and the fire-pans; all the vessels thereof made he of brass.
38,4 And he made for the altar a grating of network of brass, under the ledge round it beneath, reaching halfway up.
38,5 And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grating of brass, to be holders for the staves.


20,23 And the children of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until even; and they asked of the LORD, saying:
‘Shall I again draw nigh to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother?’
And the LORD said:
‘Go up against him.’ {P}
20,24 And the children of Israel came near against the children of Benjamin the second day.
20,25 And Benjamin went forth against them out of Gibeah the second day, and destroyed down to the ground of the children of Israel again eighteen thousand men; all these drew the sword.
20,26 Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto Beth-el, and wept, and sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until even; and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before the LORD.
20,27 And the children of Israel asked of the LORD–
for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,
20,28 and Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, stood before it in those days–
‘Shall I yet again go out to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother, or shall I cease?’
And the LORD said:
‘Go up; for to-morrow I will deliver him into thy hand.’
20,29 And Israel set liers-in-wait against Gibeah round about. {P}
20,30 And the children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and set themselves in array against Gibeah, as at other times.
20,31 And the children of Benjamin went out against the people, and were drawn away from the city; and they began to smite and kill of the people, as at other times, in the field, in the highways, of which one goeth up to Beth-el, and the other to Gibeah, about thirty men of Israel.
20,32 And the children of Benjamin said:
‘They are smitten down before us, as at the first.’
But the children of Israel said:
‘Let us flee, and draw them away from the city unto the highways.’
20,33 And all the men of Israel rose up out of their place, and set themselves in array at Baal-tamar; and the liers-in-wait of Israel broke forth out of their place, even out of Maareh-geba.
20,34 And there came over against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was sore; but they knew not that evil was close upon them. {P}
20,35 And the LORD smote Benjamin before Israel; and the children of Israel destroyed of Benjamin that day twenty and five thousand and a hundred men; all these drew the sword.
20,36 So the children of Benjamin saw that they were smitten. And the men of Israel gave place to Benjamin, because they trusted unto the liers-in-wait whom they had set against Gibeah.–
20,37 And the liers-in-wait hastened, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers-in-wait drew forth, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.
20,38 Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers-in-wait, that they should make a great beacon of smoke rise up out of the city.–
20,39 And the men of Israel turned in the battle, and Benjamin began to smite and kill of the men of Israel about thirty persons; for they said:
‘Surely they are smitten down before us, as in the first battle.’
20,40 But when the beacon began to arise up out of the city in a pillar of smoke, the Benjamites looked behind them, and, behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to heaven.
20,41 And the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were amazed; for they saw that evil was come upon them.
20,42 Therefore they turned their backs before the men of Israel unto the way of the wilderness; but the battle followed hard after them; and they that came out of the city destroyed them in the midst of the men of Israel. 20,43 They inclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and overtook them at their resting-place, as far as over against Gibeah toward the sunrising.
20,44 And there fell of Benjamin eighteen thousand men; all these were men of valour.
20,45 And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon; and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and followed hard after them unto Gidom, and smote of them two thousand men. 20,46 So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valour.
20,47 But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months.
20,48 And the men of Israel turned back upon the children of Benjamin, and smote them with the edge of the sword, both the entire city, and the cattle, and all that they found; moreover all the cities which they found they set on fire. {P}
25,4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner;
25,5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
25,6 Glorify not thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men;
25,7 For better is it that it be said unto thee:
‘Come up hither’, than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom thine eyes have seen.
25,8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
25,9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour, but reveal not the secret of another;
25,10 Lest he that heareth it revile thee, and thine infamy turn not away.
25,11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
25,12 As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
25,13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to him that sendeth him; for he refresheth the soul of his master. {P}
25,14 As vapours and wind without rain, so is he that boasteth himself of a false gift.
25,15 By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
25,16 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
25,17 Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour’s house; lest he be sated with thee, and hate thee.
25,18 As a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, so is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour.
The Announcement of Matthew – Chapter 14
29 And Jesus said to him,
And Cephas descended from the ship, and walked upon the waters to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind to be violent, he was afraid, and began to sink. And he raised his voice, and said :
My Lord, rescue me.
31 And immediately our Lord reached forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him:
O small in faith, why didst thou distrust!
32 And as they entered the ship, the wind subsided.
33 And they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, and said:
Truly thou art the Son of God !
34 And they rowed on, and came to the land of Gennesaret.
35 And the men of that place knew him:
and they sent to all the villages around them; and they brought to him all that were very sick;
36 and they entreated of him, that they might touch at least the extremity of his garment. And they who touched, were healed.
The Announcement of Matthew – Chapter 15
 1 Then came to Jesus Pharisees and Scribes that were from Jerusalem, and said:
 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders, and wash not their hands when they eat bread ?
 3 Jesus replied and said to them:
Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God, on account of your tradition ?
The Book of Acts – Chapter 7
35 Then Philip opened his mouth and, from that scripture, began to preach to him concerning our Lord Jesus.
36 And as they proceeded on the way, they came to a certain place in which there was water. And the eunuch said:
Lo, [here is] water; what doth forbid, that I should be baptized?
37 [And Philip said:
If thou believest with all thy heart, it is allowable.
And he answered, and said:
I believe that Jesus Messiah is the Son of God.] *
38 And he commanded the chariot to stop; and they both went down to the water, and Philip baptized the eunuch.
39 And when they came up from the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more; but he went on his way rejoicing.
40 And Philip was found at Azotus; and from there he travelled about, and preached in all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.
* This 37th verse is not in any of the earlier editions, and is excluded from the text of the London editions of 1816 and 1826. 

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