6

JUL

EXODUS 20:1-21

1. Then God spoke all these words, saying, 2. ``I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3. ``You shall have no other gods before Me. 4. ``You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5. ``You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6. but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. 7. ``You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. 8. ``Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9. ``Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10. but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. 11. ``For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy. 12. ``Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. 13. ``You shall not murder. 14. ``You shall not commit adultery. 15. ``You shall not steal. 16. ``You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17. ``You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor." 18. All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. 19. Then they said to Moses, ``Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die." 20. Moses said to the people, ``Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin." 21. So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.

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29

JUN

EXODUS 19:1-13

1. In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2. When they set out from Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped in front of the mountain. 3. Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, ``Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: 4. `You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself. 5. `Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6. and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel." 7. So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him. 8. All the people answered together and said, ``All that the LORD has spoken we will do!" And Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD. 9. The LORD said to Moses, ``Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD. 10. The LORD also said to Moses, ``Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; 11. and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 12. ``You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, `Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. 13. `No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live.' When the ram's horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain."

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22

JUN

EXODUS 18:1-1

1. Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.

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22

JUN

EXODUS 18:5-9

5. Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was camped, at the mount of God. 6. He sent word to Moses, ``I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her." 7. Then Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed down and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent. 8. Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardship that had befallen them on the journey, and how the LORD had delivered them. 9. Jethro rejoiced over all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, in delivering them from the hand of the Egyptians.

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22

JUN

EXODUS 18:13-24

13. It came about the next day that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from the morning until the evening. 14. Now when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, ``What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge and all the people stand about you from morning until evening?" 15. Moses said to his father-in-law, ``Because the people come to me to inquire of God. 16. ``When they have a dispute, it comes to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor and make known the statutes of God and His laws." 17. Moses' father-in-law said to him, ``The thing that you are doing is not good. 18. ``You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. 19. ``Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You be the people's representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God, 20. then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do. 21. ``Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. 22. ``Let them judge the people at all times; and let it be that every major dispute they will bring to you, but every minor dispute they themselves will judge. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. 23. ``If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their place in peace." 24. So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did all that he had said.

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15

JUN

MARK 12:28-34

28. One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, ``What commandment is the foremost of all?" 29. Jesus answered, ``The foremost is, `HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; 30. AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.' 31. ``The second is this, `YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these." 32. The scribe said to Him, ``Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM; 33. AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." 34. When Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, ``You are not far from the kingdom of God." After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.

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8

JUN

EXODUS 17:8-15

8. Then Amalek came and fought against Israel at Rephidim. 9. So Moses said to Joshua, ``Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand." 10. Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11. So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed. 12. But Moses' hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set. 13. So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Write this in a book as a memorial and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven." 15. Moses built an altar and named it The LORD is My Banner;

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1

JUN

EXODUS 17:1-7

1. Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by stages from the wilderness of Sin, according to the command of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink. 2. Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, ``Give us water that we may drink." And Moses said to them, ``Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?" 3. But the people thirsted there for water; and they grumbled against Moses and said, ``Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?" 4. So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, ``What shall I do to this people? A little more and they will stone me." 5. Then the LORD said to Moses, ``Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6. ``Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7. He named the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, ``Is the LORD among us, or not?"

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1

JUN

JOHN 7:37-39

37. Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ``If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38. ``He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, `From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'" 39. But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

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