April 11

Leviticus 15
Psalms 18
Proverbs 29
2 Thessalonians 3

Daily Readings:

Leviticus 15

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

2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

3  And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness.

4  Every bed, whereon he lieth that hath the issue, is unclean: and every thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be unclean.

5  And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

6  And he that sitteth on any thing whereon he sat that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

7  And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

8  And if he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean; then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

9  And what saddle soever he rideth upon that hath the issue shall be unclean.

10  And whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the even: and he that beareth any of those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

11  And whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue, and hath not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

12  And the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

13  And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.

14  And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:

15  And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD for his issue.

16  And if any man’s seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

17  And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.

18  The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

19 ¶  And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.

20  And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean.

21  And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

22  And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

23  And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even.

24  And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.

25  And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean.

26  Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation.

27  And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

28  But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean.

29  And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

30  And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness.

31  Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is among them.

32  This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him whose seed goeth from him, and is defiled therewith;

33  And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.

Psalm 18

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 was before 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 were before 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 is perfect: 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 was none 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; and thou 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.

Proverbs 29

1 ¶  He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2 ¶  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

3 ¶  Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

4 ¶  The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

5 ¶  A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

6 ¶  In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7 ¶  The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

8 ¶  Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

9 ¶  If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

10 ¶  The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

11 ¶  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

12 ¶  If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

13 ¶  The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

14 ¶  The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

15 ¶  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

16 ¶  When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

17 ¶  Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

18 ¶  Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

19 ¶  A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

20 ¶  Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

21 ¶  He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

22 ¶  An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

23 ¶  A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

24 ¶  Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

25 ¶  The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

26 ¶  Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD.

27 ¶  An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

2 Thessalonians 3

1 ¶  Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

2  And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

3  But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

4  And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

5  And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

6 ¶  Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

7  For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

8  Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

9  Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

10  For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

11  For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

12  Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

13  But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

14  And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

15  Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

16 ¶  Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

17  The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

18  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Mediation of the Day: from Charles J Rolls’ book, ‘The World’s Greatest Name’

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