Setting Up the Tabernacle
1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “On the first day of the first month, the new moon, you shall set up the tabernacle of testimony.
3 You shall put in it the ark of the testimony and cover the ark with the veil.
4 You shall bring in the table and lay out its offering, and bring in the lampstand and install its lamps.
5 You shall also set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark, and put up the veil for the door of the tabernacle of testimony.
6 Then you shall set the altar of the burnt offerings before the door of the tabernacle of testimony.
7 You shall put a cover over the tabernacle and consecrate everything pertaining to it.
8 You shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; and you shall consecrate it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy.
9 You shall anoint the altar of burnt offerings and all its utensils and consecrate the altar. The altar shall be most holy.
Entrance of the Priests
10 “Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doors of the tabernacle of testimony and wash them with water.
11 You shall put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint and consecrate him that he may minister to Me as priest.
12 You shall also bring his sons and put garments on them.
13 You shall anoint them as you anointed their father, so they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”
14 Thus Moses did; according to all the Lord commanded him, so he did.
The Work Is Finished
15 Then it came to pass in the first month of the second year after their departure from Egypt, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was set up.
16 So Moses set up the tabernacle, placed the capitals, inserted the bars, and set up the posts.
17 He spread out the curtains over the tabernacle and put the veil of the tabernacle on it above, as the Lord commanded Moses.
18 Then he took the testimonies, put them into the ark, and inserted the poles under the ark.
19 He then brought the ark into the tabernacle, hung up the veil of the covering, and partitioned off the ark of the testimony, as the Lord commanded Moses.
20 He put the table in the tabernacle of testimony, on the north side of the tabernacle of testimony, outside the veil of the tabernacle.
21 He also set the bread of the offertory upon it before the Lord, in the manner the Lord commanded Moses.
22 Then he put the lampstand in the tabernacle of testimony, on the south side of the tabernacle;
23 and he placed its lamps before the Lord, as the Lord commanded Moses.
24 He also put the gold altar in the tabernacle of testimony in front of the veil;
25 and he burned the incense compound on it, as the Lord commanded Moses.
26 Then he put the altar of burnt offering before the doors of the tabernacle.
27 He also set up the court all around the tabernacle and the altar. So Moses finished all the work.
The Overshadowing Cloud
28 Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of testimony, and the tabernacle was filled with the Lord’s glory.†
29 But Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of testimony because the cloud overshadowed it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
30 Whenever the cloud ascended from the tabernacle, the children of Israel prepared to depart with their belongings.
31 But if the cloud did not ascend, they did not prepare to depart until the cloud ascended.
32 For before all Israel, throughout all their journeys, the cloud was above the tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night.
1 For the End, concerning Idithun; a psalm for Asaph. †
2 With my voice I cried to the Lord, With my voice to God, and He gave heed to me.
3 In the day of my affliction I sought out God With my hands before Him by night, And I was not deceived; My soul refused to be comforted.
4 I remembered God and was glad; I complained, and my spirit became discouraged. (Pause)
5 I stayed awake through all the watches of the night; I was troubled and did not speak.
6 I thought of the days of old, And I remembered the eternal years; and I meditated.
7 By night I communed with my heart, And my spirit searched.
8 Will the Lord cast me off unto the ages? And will He be favorable no more?
9 Or will He cut off His mercy completely, From generation to generation?
10 Or will God forget to be merciful? Or will He in His wrath withhold His mercies? (Pause)
Proverbs of Solomon 15
33 God is far from the ungodly, But He hears the prayers of the righteous.†
34 Better is a small yield with the righteous Than abundant fruits with the unrighteous.
35 Let the heart of a man think righteous things That he may make his steps straight under God.
36 The eye that beholds good things gladdens the heart, But a good report enriches the bones.
37 He who rejects instruction hates himself, But he who gives heed to reproofs loves his soul.†
38 The fear of God is instruction and wisdom, And the beginning of glory will respond to it.†
Four Fishermen Called
1 So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,†
2 and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets.
3 Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.†
4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”†
5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.†
7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”†
9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken;
10 and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”†
11 So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.
Jesus Cleanses a Leper
12 And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”†
13 Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him.
14 And He charged him to tell no one, “But go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as a testimony to them, just as Moses commanded.”†
15 However, the report went around concerning Him all the more; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.
16 So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.