The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday April 3, 2018 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 23-25

Those Excluded from the Assembly

23 “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.

(A)“No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord.

(B)“No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever, (C)because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they (D)hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of (E)Mesopotamia, to curse you. But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned (F)the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you. You (G)shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever.

“You shall not abhor an Edomite, for (H)he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because (I)you were a sojourner in his land. Children born to them in the third generation may enter the assembly of the Lord.

Uncleanness in the Camp

“When you are encamped against your enemies, then you shall keep yourself from every evil thing.

10 “If any man among you becomes (J)unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he shall go outside the camp. He shall not come inside the camp, 11 but when evening comes, he shall (K)bathe himself in water, and as the sun sets, he may come inside the camp.

12 “You shall have a place outside the camp, and you shall go out to it. 13 And you shall have a trowel with your tools, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up your excrement. 14 Because (L)the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy, so that he may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you.

Miscellaneous Laws

15 (M)“You shall not give up to his master a slave[a] who has escaped from his master to you. 16 He shall dwell with you, in your midst, in the place that he shall choose within one of your towns, wherever it suits him. You shall not wrong him.

17 “None of the (N)daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none (O)of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute. 18 You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog[b] into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.

19 (P)“You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, (Q)interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest. 20 (R)You may charge a foreigner interest, but you may not charge your brother interest, (S)that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

21 (T)“If you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin. 22 But if you refrain from vowing, you will not be guilty of sin. 23 You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.

24 “If you go into your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat your fill of grapes, as many as you wish, but you shall not put any in your bag. 25 If you go into your neighbor's standing grain, (U)you may pluck the ears with your hand, but you shall not put a sickle to your neighbor's standing grain.

Laws Concerning Divorce

24 “When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and (V)he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man's wife, and the latter man hates her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter man dies, who took her to be his wife, then (W)her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance.

Miscellaneous Laws

(X)“When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year (Y)to be happy with his wife[c] whom he has taken.

“No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that would be taking a life in pledge.

(Z)“If a man is found stealing one of his brothers of the people of Israel, and if he (AA)treats him as a slave or sells him, then that thief shall die. (AB)So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

“Take care, in (AC)a case of leprous[d] disease, to be very careful to do according to all that the Levitical priests shall direct you. As I commanded them, so you shall be careful to do. Remember what the Lord your God did to (AD)Miriam (AE)on the way as you came out of Egypt.

10 “When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not go into his house to collect his pledge. 11 You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you. 12 And if he is a poor man, you shall not sleep in his pledge. 13 (AF)You shall restore to him the pledge as the sun sets, that he may sleep in his cloak and (AG)bless you. And (AH)it shall be righteousness for you before the Lord your God.

14 “You shall not (AI)oppress a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns. 15 (AJ)You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), (AK)lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin.

16 (AL)“Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin.

17 (AM)“You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, (AN)or take a widow's garment in pledge, 18 but (AO)you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this.

19 (AP)“When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, (AQ)that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over them again. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not strip it afterward. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. 22 (AR)You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this.

25 “If there is a (AS)dispute between men and they come into court and the judges decide between them, (AT)acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty, then if the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with a number of stripes in proportion to his offense. (AU)Forty stripes may be given him, but not more, lest, if one should go on to beat him with more stripes than these, your brother be degraded in your sight.

(AV)“You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.

Laws Concerning Levirate Marriage

(AW)“If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her (AX)husband's brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her. And the first son whom she bears shall succeed to the name of his dead brother, that (AY)his name may not be blotted out of Israel. And if the man does not wish to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall (AZ)go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband's brother refuses to perpetuate his brother's name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother to me.’ Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him, and if he persists, saying, (BA)‘I do not wish to take her,’ then his brother's wife shall go up to him in the presence of the elders and (BB)pull his sandal off his foot and (BC)spit in his face. And she shall answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who does not (BD)build up his brother's house.’ 10 And the name of his house[e] shall be called in Israel, ‘The house of him who had his sandal pulled off.’

Miscellaneous Laws

11 “When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, 12 then you shall cut off her hand. (BE)Your eye shall have no pity.

13 “You (BF)shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small. 14 You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small. 15 A full and fair[f] weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, (BG)that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. 16 For (BH)all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, (BI)are an abomination to the Lord your God.

17 (BJ)“Remember what Amalek did to you (BK)on the way as you came out of Egypt, 18 how he attacked you on the way when you were faint and weary, and (BL)cut off your tail, those who were lagging behind you, and he did not fear God. 19 Therefore (BM)when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around you, in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess, you shall (BN)blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget.


  1. Deuteronomy 23:15 Or servant; the Hebrew term ‘ebed designates a range of social and economic roles (see Preface)
  2. Deuteronomy 23:18 Or male prostitute
  3. Deuteronomy 24:5 Or to make happy his wife
  4. Deuteronomy 24:8 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
  5. Deuteronomy 25:10 Hebrew its name
  6. Deuteronomy 25:15 Or just, or righteous; twice in this verse

Cross references:

  1. Deuteronomy 23:2 : [Zech. 9:6]
  2. Deuteronomy 23:3 : Neh. 13:1, 2
  3. Deuteronomy 23:4 : [ch. 2:29]
  4. Deuteronomy 23:4 : Num. 22:5, 6; [2 Pet. 2:15]
  5. Deuteronomy 23:4 : Acts 7:2
  6. Deuteronomy 23:5 : Num. 23:11; 24:10
  7. Deuteronomy 23:6 : [Ezra 9:12]
  8. Deuteronomy 23:7 : Gen. 25:24-26; Num. 20:14; Obad. 10, 12
  9. Deuteronomy 23:7 : ch. 10:19; Ex. 22:21; 23:9; Lev. 19:34
  10. Deuteronomy 23:10 : Lev. 15:16
  11. Deuteronomy 23:11 : See Lev. 15:5
  12. Deuteronomy 23:14 : Lev. 26:12
  13. Deuteronomy 23:15 : 1 Sam. 30:15
  14. Deuteronomy 23:17 : Lev. 19:29
  15. Deuteronomy 23:17 : 1 Kgs. 14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2 Kgs. 23:7
  16. Deuteronomy 23:19 : See Ex. 22:25
  17. Deuteronomy 23:19 : [Neh. 5:10]
  18. Deuteronomy 23:20 : [ch. 15:3]
  19. Deuteronomy 23:20 : ch. 15:10
  20. Deuteronomy 23:21 : [Ps. 66:13, 14; 76:11]; See Num. 30:2
  21. Deuteronomy 23:25 : [Matt. 12:1; Mark 2:23; Luke 6:1]
  22. Deuteronomy 24:1 : Matt. 19:7; Mark 10:4; Cited Matt. 5:31; [Isa. 50:1; Jer. 3:8]
  23. Deuteronomy 24:4 : [Jer. 3:1]
  24. Deuteronomy 24:5 : [ch. 20:7]
  25. Deuteronomy 24:5 : Prov. 5:18
  26. Deuteronomy 24:7 : Ex. 21:16; [1 Tim. 1:10]
  27. Deuteronomy 24:7 : ch. 21:14
  28. Deuteronomy 24:7 : See ch. 13:5
  29. Deuteronomy 24:8 : See Lev. 13–14
  30. Deuteronomy 24:9 : See Num. 12:10-15
  31. Deuteronomy 24:9 : ch. 25:17
  32. Deuteronomy 24:13 : See Ex. 22:26
  33. Deuteronomy 24:13 : Job 29:13; 31:20
  34. Deuteronomy 24:13 : Ps. 112:9; Dan. 4:27; [ch. 6:25]
  35. Deuteronomy 24:14 : Mal. 3:5; See Lev. 25:39-43
  36. Deuteronomy 24:15 : Jer. 22:13; See Lev. 19:13
  37. Deuteronomy 24:15 : ch. 15:9; James 5:4
  38. Deuteronomy 24:16 : Cited 2 Kgs. 14:6; 2 Chr. 25:4; [Jer. 31:29, 30; Ezek. 18:20]
  39. Deuteronomy 24:17 : Ex. 22:21, 22; 23:6; [ch. 10:18; 27:19; Isa. 1:23; Jer. 5:28]; See ch. 16:19
  40. Deuteronomy 24:17 : [ver. 6, 13; Job 24:3]
  41. Deuteronomy 24:18 : See ch. 5:15
  42. Deuteronomy 24:19 : Lev. 19:9; 23:22
  43. Deuteronomy 24:19 : See ch. 14:29
  44. Deuteronomy 24:22 : [See ver. 18 above]; See ch. 5:15
  45. Deuteronomy 25:1 : ch. 19:17
  46. Deuteronomy 25:1 : [1 Kgs. 8:32; Prov. 17:15]
  47. Deuteronomy 25:3 : [2 Cor. 11:24]
  48. Deuteronomy 25:4 : Cited 1 Cor. 9:9; 1 Tim. 5:18
  49. Deuteronomy 25:5 : Matt. 22:24; Mark 12:19; Luke 20:28
  50. Deuteronomy 25:5 : [Gen. 38:8, 9; Ruth 1:12, 13; 3:9]
  51. Deuteronomy 25:6 : Ruth 4:10
  52. Deuteronomy 25:7 : [Ruth 4:1, 2]
  53. Deuteronomy 25:8 : [Ruth 4:6]
  54. Deuteronomy 25:9 : [Ruth 4:7]
  55. Deuteronomy 25:9 : [Num. 12:14; Job 30:10; Isa. 50:6]
  56. Deuteronomy 25:9 : Ruth 4:11
  57. Deuteronomy 25:12 : See ch. 7:16
  58. Deuteronomy 25:13 : Lev. 19:35, 36; [Prov. 16:11; Ezek. 45:10; Amos 8:5; Mic. 6:11]
  59. Deuteronomy 25:15 : See ch. 4:40
  60. Deuteronomy 25:16 : Prov. 11:1
  61. Deuteronomy 25:16 : ch. 18:12; 22:5
  62. Deuteronomy 25:17 : Ex. 17:8
  63. Deuteronomy 25:17 : ch. 24:9
  64. Deuteronomy 25:18 : [Josh. 10:19]
  65. Deuteronomy 25:19 : [1 Sam. 15:2, 3]
  66. Deuteronomy 25:19 : See Ex. 17:8-14
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Luke 10:13-37

Woe to Unrepentant Cities

13 (A)“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in (B)Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 (C)But it will be more bearable in the judgment for (D)Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, (E)will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to (F)Hades.

16 (G)“The one who hears you hears me, and (H)the one who rejects you rejects me, and (I)the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

The Return of the Seventy-Two

17 (J)The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, (K)even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, (L)“I saw Satan (M)fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority (N)to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of (O)the enemy, and (P)nothing shall hurt you. 20 (Q)Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that (R)your names are written in heaven.”

Jesus Rejoices in the Father's Will

21 (S)In that same hour (T)he rejoiced (U)in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, (V)Lord of heaven and earth, that (W)you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and (X)revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for (Y)such was your gracious will.[a] 22 (Z)All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is (AA)except the Father, or who the Father is (AB)except the Son and anyone (AC)to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, (AD)“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! 24 For I tell you (AE)that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 (AF)And behold, a (AG)lawyer stood up to (AH)put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to (AI)inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, (AJ)“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and (AK)your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; (AL)do this, and you will live.”

29 But he, (AM)desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man (AN)was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a (AO)priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise (AP)a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a (AQ)Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and (AR)bound up his wounds, pouring on (AS)oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two (AT)denarii[b] and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”


  1. Luke 10:21 Or for so it pleased you well
  2. Luke 10:35 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer

Cross references:

  1. Luke 10:13 : For ver. 13-15, see Matt. 11:21-23
  2. Luke 10:13 : [Isa. 23; Ezek. 28:2-24; Amos 1:9, 10]
  3. Luke 10:14 : [ch. 12:47, 48]
  4. Luke 10:14 : [See ver. 13 above]; [Isa. 23; Ezek. 28:2-24; Amos 1:9, 10]
  5. Luke 10:15 : Cited from Isa. 14:13-15
  6. Luke 10:15 : ch. 16:23; Acts 2:27
  7. Luke 10:16 : See Matt. 10:40
  8. Luke 10:16 : John 12:48; 1 Thess. 4:8; [Matt. 25:45]
  9. Luke 10:16 : John 5:23
  10. Luke 10:17 : ver. 1
  11. Luke 10:17 : See Mark 16:17
  12. Luke 10:18 : [John 12:31; 16:11; Col. 2:15; Rev. 12:8, 9]
  13. Luke 10:18 : [Isa. 14:12; Rev. 9:1]
  14. Luke 10:19 : Ps. 91:13; Mark 16:18; Acts 28:5
  15. Luke 10:19 : Matt. 13:39
  16. Luke 10:19 : ch. 21:18; [Rom. 8:28, 39]
  17. Luke 10:20 : [Matt. 7:22, 23]
  18. Luke 10:20 : Ex. 32:32, 33; Ps. 69:28; Isa. 4:3; Ezek. 13:9; Dan. 12:1; Phil. 4:3; Heb. 12:23
  19. Luke 10:21 : For ver. 21, 22, see Matt. 11:25-27
  20. Luke 10:21 : [Isa. 53:11]
  21. Luke 10:21 : [Mark 12:36]
  22. Luke 10:21 : See Acts 17:24
  23. Luke 10:21 : Job 37:24; 1 Cor. 1:19-27; 2 Cor. 3:14
  24. Luke 10:21 : Ps. 8:2; Matt. 21:16; [ch. 8:10; Matt. 16:17]
  25. Luke 10:21 : [ch. 12:32]
  26. Luke 10:22 : John 1:18; 6:46; 7:29; 8:19; 10:15; 17:25; See Matt. 28:18
  27. Luke 10:22 : John 1:18; 6:46; 7:29; 8:19; 10:15; 17:25; See Matt. 28:18
  28. Luke 10:22 : John 1:18; 6:46; 7:29; 8:19; 10:15; 17:25; See Matt. 28:18
  29. Luke 10:22 : [John 17:26]
  30. Luke 10:23 : Matt. 13:16, 17; [Matt. 16:17]
  31. Luke 10:24 : Heb. 11:13; 1 Pet. 1:10-12; [John 8:56]
  32. Luke 10:25 : For ver. 25-28, [ch. 18:18-20; Matt. 19:16-19; 22:34-39; Mark 10:17-19]
  33. Luke 10:25 : See ch. 7:30
  34. Luke 10:25 : See John 8:6
  35. Luke 10:25 : Matt. 19:29; 25:34, 46
  36. Luke 10:27 : Matt. 22:37; Mark 12:30; Cited from Deut. 6:5
  37. Luke 10:27 : Cited from Lev. 19:18; See Matt. 19:19
  38. Luke 10:28 : Lev. 18:5; Neh. 9:29; Ezek. 20:11; Rom. 10:5; Gal. 3:12
  39. Luke 10:29 : ch. 16:15
  40. Luke 10:30 : [ch. 18:31; 19:28]
  41. Luke 10:31 : John 1:19; [Num. 8:19]
  42. Luke 10:32 : [See ver. 31 above]; John 1:19; [Num. 8:19]
  43. Luke 10:33 : See Matt. 10:5
  44. Luke 10:34 : Isa. 1:6
  45. Luke 10:34 : Isa. 1:6
  46. Luke 10:35 : See Matt. 18:28
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Psalm 75

God Will Judge with Equity

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Do Not Destroy. (B)A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

75 We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks, for your name is (C)near.
We[a] recount your wondrous deeds.

“At (D)the set time that I appoint
I will judge (E)with equity.
When the earth (F)totters, and all its inhabitants,
it is I who keep steady its (G)pillars. Selah
I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
and to the wicked, (H)‘Do not lift up your horn;
do not lift up your horn on high,
or speak with haughty neck.’”

For not from the east or from the west
and not from the wilderness comes (I)lifting up,
but it is (J)God who executes judgment,
(K)putting down one and lifting up another.
(L)For in the hand of the Lord there is (M)a cup
with foaming wine, (N)well mixed,
and he pours out from it,
and all the wicked of the earth
shall (O)drain it down to the dregs.

But I will declare it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 (P)All the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
(Q)but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.


  1. Psalm 75:1 Hebrew They
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Proverbs 12:12-14

12 Whoever is wicked covets (A)the spoil of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
13 An evil man is ensnared (B)by the transgression of his lips,[a]
(C)but the righteous escapes from trouble.
14 From the fruit of his mouth (D)a man is satisfied with good,
(E)and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.


  1. Proverbs 12:13 Or In the transgression of the lips, there is an evil snare
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