February 19 Bible Reading

Leviticus 10

The Death of Nadab and Abihu

1  And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.

2  And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

3  Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

4  And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.

5  So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said.

6  And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.

7  And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD isupon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.

8  And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,

9  Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

10  And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

11  And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

12  And Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the meat offering that remaineth of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and eat it without leaven beside the altar: for it is most holy:

13  And ye shall eat it in the holy place, because it is thy due, and thy sons’ due, of the sacrifices of the LORD made by fire: for so I am commanded.

14  And the wave breast and heave shoulder shall ye eat in a clean place; thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with thee: for they be thy due, and thy sons’ due, which are given out of the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of Israel.

15  The heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be thine, and thy sons’ with thee, by a statute for ever; as the LORD hath commanded.

16  And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron which wereleft alive, saying,

17  Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy, and God hath given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD?

18  Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the holy place: ye should indeed have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded.

19  And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD?

20  And when Moses heard that,he was content.

Leviticus 11

Clean and Unclean Animals

1  And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,

2  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

3  Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, andcheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.

4  Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

5  And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

6  And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

7  And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

8  Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

9  These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.

10  And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

11  They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

12  Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

13  And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

14  And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;

15  Every raven after his kind;

16  And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

17  And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

18  And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,

19  And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

20  All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.

21  Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

22  Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

23  But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

24  And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even.

25  And whosoever beareth ought of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

26  The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and isnot clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.

27  And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.

28  And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.

29  These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,

30  And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.

31  These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.

32  And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.

33  And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.

34  Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.

35  And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it beoven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.

36  Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.

37  And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

38  But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall beunclean unto you.

39  And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even.

40  And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

41  And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.

42  Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.

43  Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.

44  For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

45  For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I amholy.

46  This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:

47  To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.

Romans 12:9-21

Marks of the True Christian

9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

11  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

12  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

13  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

14  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

15  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16  Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

17  Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20  Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21  Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 13:1-7

Submission to the Authorities

1  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4  For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to executewrath upon him that doeth evil.

5  Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

6  For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.