April 9

Leviticus 13
Psalms 15
Psalms 16
Proverbs 27
2 Thessalonians 1

Daily Readings:

Leviticus 13

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

2  When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:

3  And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.

4  If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days:

5  And the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague in his sight be at a stay, and the plague spread not in the skin; then the priest shall shut him up seven days more:

6  And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague be somewhat dark, and the plague spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is but a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

7  But if the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after that he hath been seen of the priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen of the priest again:

8  And if the priest see that, behold, the scab spreadeth in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a leprosy.

9  When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest;

10  And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the rising be white in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising;

11  It is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut him up: for he is unclean.

12  And if a leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of him that hath the plague from his head even to his foot, wheresoever the priest looketh;

13  Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: it is all turned white: he is clean.

14  But when raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be unclean.

15  And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean: it is a leprosy.

16  Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto white, he shall come unto the priest;

17  And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the plague be turned into white; then the priest shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: he is clean.

18 ¶  The flesh also, in which, even in the skin thereof, was a boil, and is healed,

19  And in the place of the boil there be a white rising, or a bright spot, white, and somewhat reddish, and it be shewed to the priest;

20  And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it be in sight lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white; the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy broken out of the boil.

21  But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs therein, and if it be not lower than the skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:

22  And if it spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague.

23  But if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not, it is a burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

24  Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a hot burning, and the quick flesh that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;

25  Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and it be in sight deeper than the skin; it is a leprosy broken out of the burning: wherefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.

26  But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:

27  And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: and if it be spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.

28  And if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not in the skin, but it be somewhat dark; it is a rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is an inflammation of the burning.

29  If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the beard;

30  Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin hair; then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a dry scall, even a leprosy upon the head or beard.

31  And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, it be not in sight deeper than the skin, and that there is no black hair in it; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague of the scall seven days:

32  And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague: and, behold, if the scall spread not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the scall be not in sight deeper than the skin;

33  He shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up him that hath the scall seven days more:

34  And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall: and, behold, if the scall be not spread in the skin, nor be in sight deeper than the skin; then the priest shall pronounce him clean: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

35  But if the scall spread much in the skin after his cleansing;

36  Then the priest shall look on him: and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for yellow hair; he is unclean.

37  But if the scall be in his sight at a stay, and that there is black hair grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

38 ¶  If a man also or a woman have in the skin of their flesh bright spots, even white bright spots;

39  Then the priest shall look: and, behold, if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be darkish white; it is a freckled spot that groweth in the skin; he is clean.

40  And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.

41  And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean.

42  And if there be in the bald head, or bald forehead, a white reddish sore; it is a leprosy sprung up in his bald head, or his bald forehead.

43  Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the rising of the sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh;

44  He is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague is in his head.

45  And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.

46  All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.

47 ¶  The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment;

48  Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;

49  And if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a plague of leprosy, and shall be shewed unto the priest:

50  And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up it that hath the plague seven days:

51  And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean.

52  He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.

53  And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin;

54  Then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more:

55  And the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is washed: and, behold, if the plague have not changed his colour, and the plague be not spread; it is unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; it is fret inward, whether it be bare within or without.

56  And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be somewhat dark after the washing of it; then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:

57  And if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a spreading plague: thou shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire.

58  And the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, which thou shalt wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.

59  This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

Psalm 15

1 ¶  « A Psalm of David. » LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

2  He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

3  He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

4  In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

5  He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Psalm 16

1 ¶  « Michtam of David. » Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

2  O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

3  But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4  Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

5  The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

6  The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

7  I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

8 ¶  I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9  Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10  For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Proverbs 27

1 ¶  Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

2 ¶  Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

3 ¶  A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.

4  Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

5 ¶  Open rebuke is better than secret love.

6  Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

7 ¶  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

8 ¶  As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

9 ¶  Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

10  Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

11 ¶  My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

12 ¶  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

13 ¶  Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

14 ¶  He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

15 ¶  A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

16  Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

17 ¶  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

18 ¶  Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

19 ¶  As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

20 ¶  Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

21 ¶  As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

22 ¶  Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

23 ¶  Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

24  For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

25  The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

26  The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

27  And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

2 Thessalonians 1

1 ¶  Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2  Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3  We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

4  So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

5 ¶  Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

6  Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

7  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

8  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

9  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

10  When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

11 ¶  Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

12  That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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

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