February 10 Bible Reading

Exodus 31

Oholiab and Bezalel

1  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2  See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

3  And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

4  To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

5  And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.

6  And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;

7  The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,

8  And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,

9  And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,

10  And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office,

11  And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

The Sabbath

12  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

13  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

14  Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15  Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

16  Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17  It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

18  And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32

The Golden Calf

1  And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

2  And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

3  And all the people brake off the golden earrings which werein their ears, and brought themunto Aaron.

4  And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

5  And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.

6  And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

7  And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:

8  They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

9  And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

10  Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

11  And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?

12  Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

13  Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.

14  And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

15  And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony werein his hand: the tables werewritten on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.

16  And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

17  And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

18  And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

19  And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

20  And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

21  And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?

22  And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.

23  For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

24  And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

25  And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)

26  Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who ison the LORD’S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

27  And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

28  And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

29  For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

30  And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

31  And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

32  Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

33  And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

34  Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

35  And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

Romans 5

Peace with God Through Faith

1  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

2  By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

3  And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

4  And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

5  And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

6  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

7  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

10  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

11  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Death in Adam, Life in Christ

12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13  (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

15  But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

17  For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

20  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

21  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Psalms 18

The Lord Is My Rock and My Fortress

1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

2  The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

3  I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

4  The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

5  The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

6  In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

7  Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

8  There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

9  He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

10  And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

11  He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

12  At the brightness that wasbefore him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

13  The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

14  Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

15  Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16  He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

17  He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18  They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

19  He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

20  The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

21  For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

22  For all his judgments werebefore me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

23  I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

24  Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25  With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

26  With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

27  For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

28  For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

29  For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

30  As for God, his way isperfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

31  For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

32  It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

33  He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

34  He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35  Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

36  Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

37  I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

38  I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

39  For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40  Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

41  They cried, but there wasnone to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

42  Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

43  Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; andthou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

44  As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

45  The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

46  The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

47  It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

48  He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49  Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

50  Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.