February 5

Ex. 21:22   “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and vhe shall pay as the wjudges determine.  23 But if there is harm,* then you shall pay xlife for life,  24 yeye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,  25 burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 

Ex. 21:26   “When a man strikes the eye of his slave, male or female, and destroys it, he shall let the slave go free because of his eye.  27 If he knocks out the tooth of his slave, male or female, he shall let the slave go free because of his tooth. 

Ex. 21:28   “When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the zox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the ox shall not be liable.  29 But if the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has been warned but has not kept it in, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death.  30 If aa ransom is imposed on him, then vhe shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is imposed on him.  31 If it gores a man’s son or daughter, he shall be dealt with according to this same rule.  32 If the ox gores a slave, male or female, the owner shall give to their master bthirty shekels* of silver, and zthe ox shall be stoned. 

Ex. 21:33   “When a man opens a pit, or when a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,  34 the owner of the pit shall make restoration. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead beast shall be his. 

Ex. 21:35   “When one man’s ox butts another’s, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and share its price, and the dead beast also they shall share.  36 Or if it is known that the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has not kept it in, he shall repay ox for ox, and the dead beast shall be his. 

Ex. 22:1   * “If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and cfour sheep for a sheep.  2 * If a thief is found dbreaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,  3 but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then ehe shall be sold for his theft.  4 If the stolen beast fis found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, ghe shall pay double. 

Ex. 22:5   “If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard. 

Ex. 22:6   “If fire breaks out and catches in thorns so that the stacked grain or the standing grain or the field is consumed, he who started the fire shall make full restitution. 

Ex. 22:7   “If a man gives to his neighbor money or goods to keep safe, and it is stolen from the man’s house, then, if the thief is found, ghe shall pay double.  8 If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property.  9 For every breach of trust, whether it is for an ox, for a donkey, for a sheep, for a cloak, or for any kind of lost thing, of which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before God. The one whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor. 

Ex. 22:10   “If a man gives to his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep safe, and it dies or is injured or is driven away, without anyone seeing it,  11 han oath by the Lord shall be between them both to see whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property. The owner shall accept the oath, and he shall not make restitution.  12 But if iit is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.  13 If it is torn by beasts, let him bring it as evidence. He shall not make restitution for what has been torn. 

Ex. 22:14   “If a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the owner not being with it, he shall make full restitution.  15 If the owner was with it, he shall not make restitution; if it was hired, it came for its hiring fee.*

Ex. 22:16   j“If a man seduces a virgin* who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price* for her and make her his wife.  17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, jhe shall pay money equal to the kbride-price for virgins. 

Ex. 22:18   l“You shall not permit a sorceress to live. 

Ex. 22:19   m“Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death. 

Ex. 22:20   n“Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the Lord alone, shall be devoted to destruction.*

Ex. 22:21   o“You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.  22 pYou shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.  23 If you do mistreat them, and they qcry out to me, I will surely rhear their cry,  24 and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and syour wives shall become widows and your children fatherless. 

Ex. 22:25   t“If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him.  26 uIf ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down,  27 for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he qcries to me, I will hear, for I am vcompassionate. 

Ex. 22:28   w“You shall not revile God, nor wcurse a ruler of your people. 

Ex. 22:29   “You shall not delay to offer from the fullness of your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. xThe firstborn of your sons you shall give to me.  30 yYou shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep: zseven days it shall be with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to me. 

Ex. 22:31   a“You shall be consecrated to me. Therefore byou shall not eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field; cyou shall throw it to the dogs. 

Ex. 23:1   d“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a emalicious witness.  2 You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,  3 fnor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit. 

Ex. 23:4   g“If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him.  5 If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him. 

Ex. 23:6   h“You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit.  7 dKeep far from a false charge, and ido not kill the innocent and righteous, for jI will not acquit the wicked.  8 kAnd you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. 

Ex. 23:9   l“You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 

Ex. 23:10   m“For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield,  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 beasts of the field may eat. You shall do likewise with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard. 

Ex. 23:12   n“Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed. 

Ex. 23:13   o“Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips. 

Matt. 24:1   tJesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple.  2 But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, uthere will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

Matt. 24:3   As he sat on vthe Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him wprivately, saying, “Tell us, xwhen will these things be, and what will be the sign of your ycoming and of zthe end of the age?”  4 And Jesus answered them, a“See that no one leads you astray. 5 For bmany will come in my name, saying, ‘I am cthe Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you dare not alarmed, for this emust take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For fnation will rise against nation, and gkingdom against kingdom, and there will be hfamines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of ithe birth pains.

Matt. 24:9   “Then jthey will deliver you up kto tribulation and lput you to death, and myou will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away* and nbetray one another and hate one another. 11 And many ofalse prophets will arise pand lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, qthe love of many will grow cold. 13 rBut the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom swill be proclaimed throughout the whole world tas a testimony uto all nations, and vthen the end will come.

Matt. 24:15   “So when you see the abomination of desolation wspoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in xthe holy place (ylet the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 zLet the one who is on athe housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And balas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be cgreat tribulation, dsuch as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for ethe sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 fThen if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For gfalse christs and hfalse prophets will arise and iperform great signs and wonders, hso as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, jI have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, khe is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 lFor as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be mthe coming of the Son of Man. 28 nWherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

Psa. 29:0    A Psalm of David.

Psa. 29:1    Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,*

cascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 

2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

worship the Lord in dthe splendor of holiness.*

Psa. 29:3    The voice of the Lord is over ethe waters;

the God of glory fthunders,

the Lord, over many waters. 

4 The voice of the Lord is gpowerful;

the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. 

Psa. 29:5    The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;

the Lord breaks hthe cedars of Lebanon. 

6 He makes Lebanon to iskip like a calf,

and jSirion like a young kwild ox. 

Psa. 29:7    The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire. 

8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;

the Lord shakes the wilderness of lKadesh. 

Psa. 29:9    The voice of the Lord makes mthe deer give birth*

and strips the forests bare,

and in his temple all cry, “Glory!” 

Psa. 29:10    The Lord sits enthroned over nthe flood;

the Lord sits enthroned oas king forever. 

11 May the Lord give pstrength to his people!

May the Lord bless* his people with qpeace! 

Prov. 7:6    For at mthe window of my house

I have looked out through my lattice, 

7 and I have seen among nthe simple,

I have perceived among the youths,

a young man olacking sense, 

8 passing along the street pnear her corner,

taking the road to her house

9 in qthe twilight, in the evening,

at rthe time of night and darkness. 

Prov. 7:10    And behold, the woman meets him,

sdressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.*

11 She is tloud and uwayward;

vher feet do not stay at home; 

12 now in the street, now in the market,

and wat every corner she xlies in wait. 

13 She seizes him and kisses him,

and with ybold face she says to him, 

14 “I had to zoffer sacrifices,*

and today I have apaid my vows; 

15 so now I have come out to meet you,

to seek you eagerly, and I have found you. 

16 I have spread my couch with bcoverings,

colored linens from cEgyptian linen; 

17 I have perfumed my bed with dmyrrh,

aloes, and ecinnamon. 

18 Come, let us take our fill of love till morning;

let us delight ourselves with love. 

19 For fmy husband is not at home;

he has gone on a long journey; 

20 he took a bag of money with him;

at full moon he will come home.” 

Prov. 7:21    With much seductive speech she persuades him;

with gher smooth talk she compels him. 

22 All at once he follows her,

as an ox goes to the slaughter,

or as a stag is caught fast*

23 till an arrow pierces its liver;

as ha bird rushes into a snare;

he does not know that it will cost him his life. 

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