Reading for Jan 26 (WEB)
EXO 22:17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
EXO 22:18 “You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
EXO 22:19 “Whoever has sex with an animal shall surely be put to death.
EXO 22:20 “He who sacrifices to any god, except to Yahweh only, shall be utterly destroyed.
EXO 22:21 “You shall not wrong an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
EXO 22:22 “You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
EXO 22:23 If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;
EXO 22:24 and my wrath will grow hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
EXO 22:25 “If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor. You shall not charge him interest.
EXO 22:26 If you take your neighbor’s garment as collateral, you shall restore it to him before the sun goes down,
EXO 22:27 for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What would he sleep in? It will happen, when he cries to me, that I will hear, for I am gracious.
EXO 22:28 “You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
EXO 22:29 “You shall not delay to offer from your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. “You shall give the firstborn of your sons to me.
EXO 22:30 You shall do likewise with your cattle and with your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven days, then on the eighth day you shall give it to me.
EXO 22:31 “You shall be holy men to me, therefore you shall not eat any meat that is torn by animals in the field. You shall cast it to the dogs.
EXO 23:1 “You shall not spread a false report. Don’t join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness.
EXO 23:2 “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil. You shall not testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice.
EXO 23:3 You shall not favor a poor man in his cause.
EXO 23:4 “If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.
EXO 23:5 If you see the donkey of him who hates you fallen down under his burden, don’t leave him. You shall surely help him with it.
EXO 23:6 “You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
EXO 23:7 “Keep far from a false charge, and don’t kill the innocent and righteous; for I will not justify the wicked.
EXO 23:8 “You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.
EXO 23:9 “You shall not oppress an alien, for you know the heart of an alien, since you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
EXO 23:10 “For six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in its increase,
EXO 23:11 but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In the same way, you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove.
EXO 23:12 “Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant, and the alien may be refreshed.
EXO 23:13 “Be careful to do all things that I have said to you; and don’t invoke the name of other gods or even let them be heard out of your mouth.
EXO 23:14 “You shall observe a feast to me three times a year.
EXO 23:15 You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it you came out of Egypt), and no one shall appear before me empty.
EXO 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you sow in the field; and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when you gather in your labors out of the field.
EXO 23:17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Yahweh.
EXO 23:18 “You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread. The fat of my feast shall not remain all night until the morning.
EXO 23:19 You shall bring the first of the first fruits of your ground into the house of Yahweh your God. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
EXO 23:20 “Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
EXO 23:21 Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Don’t provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him.
EXO 23:22 But if you indeed listen to his voice, and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.
EXO 23:23 For my angel shall go before you, and bring you in to the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I will cut them off.
EXO 23:24 You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor follow their practices, but you shall utterly overthrow them and demolish their pillars.
EXO 23:25 You shall serve Yahweh your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.
EXO 23:26 No one will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will fulfill the number of your days.
EXO 23:27 I will send my terror before you, and will confuse all the people to whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.
EXO 23:28 I will send the hornet before you, which will drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before you.
EXO 23:29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the animals of the field multiply against you.
EXO 23:30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and inherit the land.
EXO 23:31 I will set your border from the Red Sea even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.
EXO 23:32 You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
EXO 23:33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me, for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
EXO 24:1 He said to Moses, “Come up to Yahweh, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship from a distance.
EXO 24:2 Moses alone shall come near to Yahweh, but they shall not come near. The people shall not go up with him.”
EXO 24:3 Moses came and told the people all Yahweh’s words, and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, “All the words which Yahweh has spoken will we do.”
EXO 24:4 Moses wrote all Yahweh’s words, then rose up early in the morning and built an altar at the base of the mountain, with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
EXO 24:5 He sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of cattle to Yahweh.
EXO 24:6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
EXO 24:7 He took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, “We will do all that Yahweh has said, and be obedient.”
EXO 24:8 Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “Look, this is the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh has made with you concerning all these words.”
EXO 24:9 Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.
EXO 24:10 They saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was like a paved work of sapphire stone, like the skies for clearness.
EXO 24:11 He didn’t lay his hand on the nobles of the children of Israel. They saw God, and ate and drank.
EXO 24:12 Yahweh said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them.”
EXO 24:13 Moses rose up with Joshua, his servant, and Moses went up onto God’s Mountain.
EXO 24:14 He said to the elders, “Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them.”
EXO 24:15 Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.
EXO 24:16 Yahweh’s glory settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. The seventh day he called to Moses out of the middle of the cloud.
EXO 24:17 The appearance of Yahweh’s glory was like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.
EXO 24:18 Moses entered into the middle of the cloud, and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
EXO 25:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
EXO 25:2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that they take an offering for me. From everyone whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering.
EXO 25:3 This is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, bronze,
EXO 25:4 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats’ hair,
EXO 25:5 rams’ skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood,
EXO 25:6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,
EXO 25:7 onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.
EXO 25:8 Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
EXO 25:9 According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all of its furniture, even so you shall make it.
EXO 25:10 “They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Its length shall be two and a half cubits, its width a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.
EXO 25:11 You shall overlay it with pure gold. You shall overlay it inside and outside, and you shall make a gold molding around it.
EXO 25:12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four feet. Two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.
EXO 25:13 You shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.
EXO 25:14 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark.
EXO 25:15 The poles shall be in the rings of the ark. They shall not be taken from it.
EXO 25:16 You shall put the covenant which I shall give you into the ark.
EXO 25:17 You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two and a half cubits shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its width.
EXO 25:18 You shall make two cherubim of hammered gold. You shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.
EXO 25:19 Make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end. You shall make the cherubim on its two ends of one piece with the mercy seat.