Sleepy Scriptures Episode Seventeen

Hear Matthew’s account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, the story of the first Passover and Israel’s exodus from Egypt in this episode of Sleepy Scriptures, along with a Psalm and some Proverbs.

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Matthew Chapter Twenty Seven

1: When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
 
2: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
 
3: Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
 
4: Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
 
5: And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
 
6: And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
 
7: :And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.
 
8: Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
 
9: Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
 
10: And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.
 
11: And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
 
12: And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
 
13: Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
 
14: And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
 
15: Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
 
16: And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
 
17: Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
 
18: For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
 
19: When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
 
20: But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
 
21: The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
 
22: Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
 
23: And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
 
24: When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
 
25: Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
 
26: Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
 
27: Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
 
28: And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
 
29: And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
 
30: And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
 
31: And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
 
32: And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
 
33: And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
 
34: They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
 
35: And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
 
36: And sitting down they watched him there;
 
37: And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
 
38: Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
 
39: And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
 
40: And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
 
41: Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
 
42: He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
 
43: He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
 
44: The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
 
45: Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
 
46: And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
 
47: Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
 
48: And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
 
49: The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
 
50: Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
 
51: And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
 
52: And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
 
53: And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
 
54: Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
 
55: And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
 
56: Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.
 
57: When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:
 
58: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
 
59: And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
 
60: And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
 
61: And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
 
62: Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
 
63: Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
 
64: Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
 
65: Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
 
66: So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

Matthew Chapter Twenty Eight

1: In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
 
2: And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
 
3: His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
 
4: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
 
5: And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
 
6: He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
 
7: :And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
 
8: And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
 
9: And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10: Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
 
11: Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
 
12: And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
 
13: Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
 
14: And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
 
15: So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
 
16: Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
 
17: And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
 
18: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
 
19: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
 
20: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Exodus Chapter Nine

1: Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
 
2: For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,
 
3: Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
 
4: And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel.
 
5: And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.
 
6: And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.
 
7: :And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
 
8: And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
 
9: And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
 
10: And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
 
11: And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
 
12: And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
 
13: And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
 
14: For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.
 
15: For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.
 
16: And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
 
17: As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go?
 
18: Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
 
19: Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
 
20: He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
 
21: And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
 
22: And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
 
23: And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
 
24: So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
 
25: And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
 
26: Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.
 
27: And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
 
28: Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.
 
29: And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD’s.
 
30: But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.
 
31: And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
 
32: But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.
 
33: And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
 
34: And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
 
35: And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.

Exodus Chapter Ten

1: And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him:
 
2: And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD.
 
3: And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
 
4: Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
 
5: And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field:
 
6: And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
 
7: :And Pharaoh’s servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
 
8: And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but who are they that shall go?
 
9: And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.
 
10: And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.
 
11: Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.
 
12: And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.
 
13: And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
 
14: And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
 
15: For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
 
16: Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.
 
17: Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
 
18: And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.
 
19: And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
 
20: But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
 
21: And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.
 
22: And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
 
23: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
 
24: And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.
 
25: And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
 
26: Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.
 
27: But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.
 
28: And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die.
 
29: And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more.

Exodus Chapter Eleven

1:And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.
 
2: Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.
 
3: And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.
 
4: And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
 
5: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
 
6: And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
 
7: :But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
 
8: And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
 
9: And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
 
10: And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

Exodus Chapter Twelve

1: And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
 
2: This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
 
3: Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
 
4: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
 
5: Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
 
6: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
 
7: :And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
 
8: And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
 
9: Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
 
10: And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
 
11: And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’s passover.
 
12: For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
 
13: And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
 
14: And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
 
15: Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
 
16: And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
 
17: And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
 
18: In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
 
19: Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
 
20: Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
 
21: Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
 
22: And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
 
23: For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
 
24: And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
 
25: And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
 
26: And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
 
27: That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
 
28: And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
 
29: And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
 
30: And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
 
31: And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
 
32: Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
 
33: And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
 
34: And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
 
35: And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
 
36: And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
 
37: And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
 
38: And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
 
39: And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
 
40: Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
 
41: And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
 
42: It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
 
43: And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
 
44: But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
 
45: A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
 
46: In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
 
47: All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
 
48: And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
 
49: One law shall be to him that is meborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
 
50: Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
 
51: And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

Psalm Twenty One

1: The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
 
2: Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
 
3: For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
 
4: He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
 
5: His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
 
6: For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
 
7: :For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
 
8: Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
 
9: Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
 
10: Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
 
11: For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
 
12: Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
 
13: Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

Proverbs Chapter Fourteen

1: Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
 
2: He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
 
3: In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
 
4: Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
 
5: A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
 
6: A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
 
7: :Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
 
8: The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
 
9: Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
 
10: The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
 
11: The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
 
12: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
 
13: Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
 
14: The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
 
15: The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
 
16: A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
 
17: He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
 
18: The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
 
19: The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
 
20: The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
 
21: He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
 
22: Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
 
23: In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
 
24: The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
 
25: A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
 
26: In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
 
27: The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
 
28: In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
 
29: He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
 
30: A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
 
31: He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
 
32: The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
 
33: Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
 
34: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
 
35: The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

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