02/28/2019 DAB Transcript

Leviticus 22:17-23:44, Mark 9:30-10:12, Psalms 44:1-8, Proverbs 10:19

Today is the 28th day of February. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is great to be here with you is as we close down, right, the second month of the year. So, two months in, we have established a rhythm, we are on a journey as a community and it is a joy to be coming to you today from the holy city of Jerusalem. And we spent we spent the day yesterday in and around Jerusalem and the exhaustion of it and the crush of it, as well as the tremendous excitement of it and we’ll talk about that when we get a little bit further into our time together today but first let’s go to the Scriptures, that’s what we’ve come here to do. We’re reading from the New International Version this week. Leviticus chapter 22 verse 17 through 23 verse 44 today.


Okay. So, as we we’re kind of moving through the law while reading the Gospels at the same time we are indeed provided with some unique perspectives because we’re doing it this way. So, for the last several days in book of Leviticus we’ve been reading all kinds of interesting things that kind of boil down to clean and unclean, blemished or unblemished, spotted or spotless, right? So, God’s saying, you know, I want my priests to not be defiled in any way, to not be deformed in any way. I want the sacrificial system to be the best of the best, unblemished. You’re not supposed to give second best, third, fourth, fifth, anything substandard to God whatsoever. So, what God is putting in place in this culture is that He is holy, and He will set his people apart to be holy unto Him and that this will be lived out in every conceivable way, in everything that they do they will be reminded of this. So, a set apart people, an exclusive chosen people. Over time as we continue our journey through the year and watch this people form and then be in the Promised Land and then all of their struggles, we’ll find that they wanted to hold onto the identity of being exclusive while eventually being anything but, which will eventually bring exile and downfall. Zoom forward into the time of the Gospels in the first century, we still have the rules we saw this exclusive concept, but exclusivity means that some are excluded including being excluded from God’s presence, right? So, we go back to unblemished, spotless, without any deformity and then we pause, and we think about precisely who is it that Jesus is ministering to. So, we have God giving these laws and then we have God coming to live this out before our eyes in person, in the person of Jesus and where does he go? He goes to the blemished, He goes to the unclean, He goes to the deformed, He goes to the oppressed, and that speaks volumes because in effect here have God in the flesh among His chosen people making the deformed and spotted and blemished people whole. And that friends, that is the kingdom of God in action and that is what we’re supposed to be doing every day of our lives. And Jesus sums this up from our reading in the book of Mark today. “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last and the servant of all.” He is in effect saying the world system is absolutely backward to the way that the kingdom of God works. And we spend, you know, so much of our time trying to defend what it is that we think we know and fight everybody else over what they are or are not doing. Are they saying enough Jesus’s in their songs? Do they have enough bumper sticker fish on their cars? And on and on we could go. And we’re like searching out for the falseness in everybody else but we just somehow are blinded to our own and we lose sight of the fact that if we want to be in the kingdom then we have to be servants and we have to keep our eyes on our own lives instead of everybody else’s lives. And this played out in the gospel of Mark today too when the disciples came to Jesus and they’re like, “teacher, we saw someone try to do what you’re doing, we saw somebody doing what we are supposed to be doing. They were throwing out demons in your name and they’re not part of our group. So, we told them to knock it off.” What was God’s response to that then in the person of Jesus. Jesus said, “don’t stop him. Whoever is not against us is for us to.” So, Jesus didn’t run around pointing out people’s blemishes and uncleanness and spots. He came to make them whole. So, can you not see how easily we as Christians can be stereotyped because we have mastered pointing out people’s blemishes and faults and uncleanness and we thrive at trying to theologically prove a point. Are we this thick that we can’t see that we are only being Pharisees in the moment? So, let’s go ahead and get two heaping teaspoons of that and stir it into our cup today,


Holy Spirit, we invite You. As we meditate on these things and consider these things we realize that what we are railing against is our own fears our own security…insecurities our own uncleanness our own blemishes and if we can divert that and pay attention somebody else’s faults and blemishes then we do not have to deal with our own. And yet, You’re not gonna let that happen, not if we’re gonna stick to the Scriptures and walk our way through every day. You’re gonna keep coming after things in us until they’re not in us anymore because their poison to us. They are not how Your kingdom works. And yet we are claiming Your kingdom. And, so, we have to and we will have to continue to repent, which fundamentally means we have to change, we have to change the way they we’re looking at things, and the first thing that we do is surrender to You. All we need is to walk with You and to see our brothers and sisters in this world as You do and understand that we are one, that we are in this together and we’re getting nowhere trying to destroy each other. Come Holy Spirit bring life into us we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Okay. So here in Israel the rains are a blessing from God. And, so, we have been getting overwhelmingly blessed. Yeah, so yesterday was an early morning, the earliest morning of the journey and we have to do this so that we can kind of get in line to go up on the Temple Mount. And we did exactly that, we got up early like we were told and got on the buses and everything and got in line in and got a good shower. And it rained and rained, and we went on the Temple Mount and when you’re going up, you can see the Western Wall or the Wailing Wall as it’s sometimes called and there was nobody there. I’ve never seen it that way in my life. There was no one there at all. And I’m sure that happens often, but it was the first time I’ve ever see no one there at all. And then got up on Temple Mount and, yeah, it rained on us, and we moved through and pressed on and saw what we needed to see. And, you know, you’re standing up there and realizing the temple of God was there and we haven’t gotten to the construction of the first or second Temple yet in our reading as we’re moving through this year but, you know, like, this is it. Man, the presence of God was here, the Holy of Holies was here. It’s a profound thing to realize and you realize that you are in the center of it all in terms of biblical importance, the center of it all. So, we spent some time and we didn’t skimp. We moved through and got off the Temple Mount and went down below into the archaeological park that surrounds the area including the southern steps which is really the birthplace of the church and certainly a place that Jesus would’ve frequented. And, so, we pointed that out and let that kind of sink in. And, of course, we’re trying to document, take pictures, and remember, there’s just so much on a journey like this that it’s hard if not impossible to absorb everything. And, so, you know, photographs and journaling and this is kind of activity helps with that for processing later. So, we spent some time there and got wet and then we got back onto the buses and headed toward Bethany, biblical Bethany, which is where Lazarus’s tomb is, which Mary, Martha, and Lazarus lived, a place where Jesus often stayed, would stay in Bethany on the Mount of olives and then go back down across the Kedron Valley to the temple complex. So, we just kind of pointed that out. There’s not a lot of ruins. It’s an active city but the tomb of Lazarus still there. And, so, we did contemplate the resurrection of Lazarus and Jesus words, “that which has died will live even though it has died” and tried to apply that to our own lives. What has died and can’t it be resurrected? And isn’t that one of the, if not the most important aspect of our faith, that that which has died can live even though it has died. And the clouds lifted, and the sky was blue. It was a little chilly, but the sky was blue. And, so, that was nice. We fought the rain all day. And after visiting Bethany then we went to Bethlehem where Jesus was born and this might sound like it’s all nice and easy but the logistics of these places even though they are very, very near each other are challenging because checkpoints and walls and fences and just moving around and on top of that a very congested major world city that we’re in. So, we did get to Bethany and had some lunch and in the weather was good. It wasn’t raining on us. We went in and visited a friend who has a shop in in Bethlehem and he’s an antiquities dealer and a reputable one and his grandfather was heavily responsible for the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and bringing them to light. And, so, we get to hear that story and it’s always a fascinating story and one of the original jars that were found out it Qumran near the Dead Sea, it’s there in the shop. So, you can kind of see that. Just spent some time before moving to the church of the Nativity. And there were plenty of fellow brothers and sisters from all over the world there and the line was quite aggressive to go down into the grotto where Jesus was born, where the star is placed over the spot believed to be the birthplace of Jesus. And it has been believed to be the spot for a long time. So, pilgrims have been coming for 1700 years to this place and we just took part in that grand and long tradition before then making our way back into Jerusalem for the end of the day. And that takes a little while, just getting through the traffic and checkpoints and all this. So, that was day one in and around Jerusalem. And thank you for your continued prayers moving around the weather. And we’ll see how the day goes because there are more blessings in the forecast for today. So, thank you for continuing to pray over safety, technology, logistics, health, stamina. I mean, getting out in the rain and it’s a little cold and kinda getting damp is, you know, it’s easy enough to catch a cold or start feeling poorly. So, thank you for your prayers.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday February 28, 2019 (NIV)

Leviticus 22:17-23:44

Unacceptable Sacrifices

17 The Lord said to Moses, 18 “Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites and say to them: ‘If any of you—whether an Israelite or a foreigner residing in Israel(A)—presents a gift(B) for a burnt offering to the Lord, either to fulfill a vow(C) or as a freewill offering,(D) 19 you must present a male without defect(E) from the cattle, sheep or goats in order that it may be accepted on your behalf.(F) 20 Do not bring anything with a defect,(G) because it will not be accepted on your behalf.(H) 21 When anyone brings from the herd or flock(I) a fellowship offering(J) to the Lord to fulfill a special vow or as a freewill offering,(K) it must be without defect or blemish(L) to be acceptable.(M) 22 Do not offer to the Lord the blind, the injured or the maimed, or anything with warts or festering or running sores. Do not place any of these on the altar as a food offering presented to the Lord. 23 You may, however, present as a freewill offering an ox[a] or a sheep that is deformed or stunted, but it will not be accepted in fulfillment of a vow. 24 You must not offer to the Lord an animal whose testicles are bruised, crushed, torn or cut.(N) You must not do this in your own land, 25 and you must not accept such animals from the hand of a foreigner and offer them as the food of your God.(O) They will not be accepted on your behalf, because they are deformed and have defects.(P)’”

26 The Lord said to Moses, 27 “When a calf, a lamb or a goat(Q) is born, it is to remain with its mother for seven days.(R) From the eighth day(S) on, it will be acceptable(T) as a food offering presented to the Lord. 28 Do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.(U)

29 “When you sacrifice a thank offering(V) to the Lord, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf. 30 It must be eaten that same day; leave none of it till morning.(W) I am the Lord.(X)

31 “Keep(Y) my commands and follow them.(Z) I am the Lord. 32 Do not profane my holy name,(AA) for I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites.(AB) I am the Lord, who made you holy(AC) 33 and who brought you out of Egypt(AD) to be your God.(AE) I am the Lord.”

The Appointed Festivals

23 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals,(AF) the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.(AG)

The Sabbath

“‘There are six days when you may work,(AH) but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest,(AI) a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work;(AJ) wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the Lord.

The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread(AK)

“‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:(AL) The Lord’s Passover(AM) begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.(AN) On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread(AO) begins; for seven days(AP) you must eat bread made without yeast. On the first day hold a sacred assembly(AQ) and do no regular work. For seven days present a food offering to the Lord.(AR) And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’”

Offering the Firstfruits

The Lord said to Moses, 10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you(AS) and you reap its harvest,(AT) bring to the priest a sheaf(AU) of the first grain you harvest.(AV) 11 He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord(AW) so it will be accepted(AX) on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb a year old(AY) without defect,(AZ) 13 together with its grain offering(BA) of two-tenths of an ephah[b](BB) of the finest flour mixed with olive oil—a food offering presented to the Lord, a pleasing aroma—and its drink offering(BC) of a quarter of a hin[c] of wine.(BD) 14 You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain,(BE) until the very day you bring this offering to your God.(BF) This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,(BG) wherever you live.(BH)

The Festival of Weeks(BI)

15 “‘From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks. 16 Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath,(BJ) and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord. 17 From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah(BK) of the finest flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruits(BL) to the Lord. 18 Present with this bread seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect, one young bull and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the Lord, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings(BM)—a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord. 19 Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering[d] and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering. 20 The priest is to wave the two lambs before the Lord as a wave offering,(BN) together with the bread of the firstfruits. They are a sacred offering to the Lord for the priest. 21 On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly(BO) and do no regular work.(BP) This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

22 “‘When you reap the harvest(BQ) of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.(BR) Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you.(BS) I am the Lord your God.’”

The Festival of Trumpets(BT)

23 The Lord said to Moses, 24 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly(BU) commemorated with trumpet blasts.(BV) 25 Do no regular work,(BW) but present a food offering to the Lord.(BX)’”

The Day of Atonement(BY)

26 The Lord said to Moses, 27 “The tenth day of this seventh month(BZ) is the Day of Atonement.(CA) Hold a sacred assembly(CB) and deny yourselves,[e] and present a food offering to the Lord. 28 Do not do any work(CC) on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the Lord your God. 29 Those who do not deny themselves on that day must be cut off from their people.(CD) 30 I will destroy from among their people(CE) anyone who does any work on that day. 31 You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance(CF) for the generations to come, wherever you live. 32 It is a day of sabbath rest(CG) for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath.”(CH)

The Festival of Tabernacles(CI)

33 The Lord said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh(CJ) month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles(CK) begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly;(CL) do no regular work.(CM) 36 For seven days present food offerings to the Lord, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly(CN) and present a food offering to the Lord.(CO) It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.

37 (“‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing food offerings to the Lord—the burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings(CP) required for each day. 38 These offerings(CQ) are in addition to those for the Lord’s Sabbaths(CR) and[f] in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill offerings(CS) you give to the Lord.)

39 “‘So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival(CT) to the Lord for seven days;(CU) the first day is a day of sabbath rest, and the eighth day also is a day of sabbath rest. 40 On the first day you are to take branches(CV) from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy trees(CW)—and rejoice(CX) before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 Celebrate this as a festival to the Lord for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Live in temporary shelters(CY) for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in such shelters 43 so your descendants will know(CZ) that I had the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’”

44 So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed festivals of the Lord.


  1. Leviticus 22:23 The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.
  2. Leviticus 23:13 That is, probably about 7 pounds or about 3.2 kilograms; also in verse 17
  3. Leviticus 23:13 That is, about 1 quart or about 1 liter
  4. Leviticus 23:19 Or purification offering
  5. Leviticus 23:27 Or and fast; similarly in verses 29 and 32
  6. Leviticus 23:38 Or These festivals are in addition to the Lord’s Sabbaths, and these offerings are

Cross references:

  1. Leviticus 22:18 : Nu 15:16; 19:10; Jos 8:33
  2. Leviticus 22:18 : S Lev 1:2
  3. Leviticus 22:18 : ver 21; S Ge 28:20; Nu 15:8; Ps 22:25; 76:11; 116:18
  4. Leviticus 22:18 : S Lev 7:16
  5. Leviticus 22:19 : S Lev 1:3; 21:18-21; Nu 28:11; Dt 15:21
  6. Leviticus 22:19 : S Lev 1:2
  7. Leviticus 22:20 : S Lev 1:3; Dt 15:21; 17:1; Eze 43:23; 45:18; 46:6; Mal 1:8; Heb 9:14; 1Pe 1:19
  8. Leviticus 22:20 : S Ex 28:38
  9. Leviticus 22:21 : S Lev 1:2
  10. Leviticus 22:21 : S Ex 32:6; S Lev 3:6
  11. Leviticus 22:21 : S Lev 7:16
  12. Leviticus 22:21 : S Ex 12:5; Mal 1:14
  13. Leviticus 22:21 : Am 4:5
  14. Leviticus 22:24 : S Lev 21:20
  15. Leviticus 22:25 : S Lev 21:6
  16. Leviticus 22:25 : S Lev 1:3; S 3:1; Nu 19:2
  17. Leviticus 22:27 : S Lev 1:3
  18. Leviticus 22:27 : S Ex 22:30
  19. Leviticus 22:27 : S Ex 22:30
  20. Leviticus 22:27 : S Ex 28:38
  21. Leviticus 22:28 : Dt 22:6, 7
  22. Leviticus 22:29 : S Lev 7:12
  23. Leviticus 22:30 : Lev 7:15
  24. Leviticus 22:30 : Lev 11:44
  25. Leviticus 22:31 : Dt 4:2, 40; Ps 105:45
  26. Leviticus 22:31 : S Ex 22:31
  27. Leviticus 22:32 : Lev 18:21
  28. Leviticus 22:32 : S Lev 10:3
  29. Leviticus 22:32 : Lev 20:8
  30. Leviticus 22:33 : S Ex 6:6
  31. Leviticus 22:33 : S Ge 17:7
  32. Leviticus 23:2 : ver 4, 37, 44; Nu 29:39; Eze 44:24; Col 2:16
  33. Leviticus 23:2 : ver 21, 27
  34. Leviticus 23:3 : Ex 20:9
  35. Leviticus 23:3 : S Ex 20:10; Heb 4:9, 10
  36. Leviticus 23:3 : ver 7, 21, 35; Nu 28:26
  37. Leviticus 23:4 : 23:4-8pp — Ex 12:14-20; Nu 28:16-25; Dt 16:1-8
  38. Leviticus 23:4 : Na 1:15
  39. Leviticus 23:5 : S Ex 12:11
  40. Leviticus 23:5 : S Ex 12:6
  41. Leviticus 23:6 : Ex 12:17
  42. Leviticus 23:6 : S Ex 12:19
  43. Leviticus 23:7 : ver 3, 8
  44. Leviticus 23:8 : S Lev 1:9
  45. Leviticus 23:10 : Nu 15:2, 18
  46. Leviticus 23:10 : S Lev 19:9
  47. Leviticus 23:10 : S Lev 19:9
  48. Leviticus 23:10 : S Ex 22:29; S 34:22; Ro 11:16
  49. Leviticus 23:11 : S Ex 29:24
  50. Leviticus 23:11 : S Ex 28:38
  51. Leviticus 23:12 : S Lev 12:6
  52. Leviticus 23:12 : S Ex 12:5
  53. Leviticus 23:13 : Lev 2:14-16; S 6:20
  54. Leviticus 23:13 : ver 17; Lev 24:5; Nu 15:6; 28:9
  55. Leviticus 23:13 : S Ge 35:14
  56. Leviticus 23:13 : S Lev 10:9
  57. Leviticus 23:14 : Jos 5:11; Ru 2:14; 1Sa 17:17; 25:18; 2Sa 17:28
  58. Leviticus 23:14 : Ex 34:26
  59. Leviticus 23:14 : Lev 3:17; Nu 10:8; 15:21
  60. Leviticus 23:14 : Jer 2:3
  61. Leviticus 23:15 : 23:15-22pp — Nu 28:26-31; Dt 16:9-12
  62. Leviticus 23:16 : Ac 2:1; 20:16
  63. Leviticus 23:17 : S ver 13
  64. Leviticus 23:17 : S Ex 34:22
  65. Leviticus 23:18 : ver 13; Ex 29:41; 30:9; 37:16; Jer 19:13; 44:18
  66. Leviticus 23:20 : S Ex 29:24
  67. Leviticus 23:21 : S ver 2; Ex 32:5
  68. Leviticus 23:21 : S ver 3
  69. Leviticus 23:22 : S Lev 19:9
  70. Leviticus 23:22 : S Lev 19:10; Dt 24:19-21; Ru 2:15
  71. Leviticus 23:22 : Ru 2:2
  72. Leviticus 23:23 : 23:23-25pp — Nu 29:1-6
  73. Leviticus 23:24 : ver 27, 36; Ezr 3:1
  74. Leviticus 23:24 : Lev 25:9; Nu 10:9, 10; 29:1; 31:6; 2Ki 11:14; 2Ch 13:12; Ps 98:6
  75. Leviticus 23:25 : ver 21
  76. Leviticus 23:25 : S Lev 1:9
  77. Leviticus 23:26 : 23:26-32pp — Lev 16:2-34; Nu 29:7-11
  78. Leviticus 23:27 : S Lev 16:29
  79. Leviticus 23:27 : S Ex 30:10
  80. Leviticus 23:27 : S ver 2,S 24
  81. Leviticus 23:28 : ver 31
  82. Leviticus 23:29 : Ge 17:14; Lev 7:20; Nu 5:2
  83. Leviticus 23:30 : S Lev 20:3
  84. Leviticus 23:31 : Lev 3:17
  85. Leviticus 23:32 : S Lev 16:31
  86. Leviticus 23:32 : Ne 13:19
  87. Leviticus 23:33 : 23:33-43pp — Nu 29:12-39; Dt 16:13-17
  88. Leviticus 23:34 : 1Ki 8:2; Hag 2:1
  89. Leviticus 23:34 : S Ex 23:16; Jn 7:2
  90. Leviticus 23:35 : ver 2
  91. Leviticus 23:35 : ver 3
  92. Leviticus 23:36 : S ver 24; 1Ki 8:2; 2Ch 7:9; Ne 8:18; Jn 7:37
  93. Leviticus 23:36 : S Lev 1:9
  94. Leviticus 23:37 : ver 13
  95. Leviticus 23:38 : S Lev 1:2
  96. Leviticus 23:38 : S Ex 20:10; 2Ch 2:4; Eze 45:17
  97. Leviticus 23:38 : S Lev 7:16
  98. Leviticus 23:39 : Isa 62:9
  99. Leviticus 23:39 : S Ex 23:16
  100. Leviticus 23:40 : Ps 118:27
  101. Leviticus 23:40 : Ne 8:14-17; Ps 137:2; Isa 44:4
  102. Leviticus 23:40 : Dt 12:7; 14:26; 28:47; Ne 8:10; Ps 9:2; 66:6; 105:43; Joel 2:26
  103. Leviticus 23:42 : S Ex 23:16
  104. Leviticus 23:43 : Ps 78:5
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Mark 9:30-10:12

Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time(A)

30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man(B) is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him,(C) and after three days(D) he will rise.”(E) 32 But they did not understand what he meant(F) and were afraid to ask him about it.

33 They came to Capernaum.(G) When he was in the house,(H) he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.(I)

35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”(J)

36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms,(K) he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”(L)

Whoever Is Not Against Us Is for Us(M)

38 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”(N)

39 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, 40 for whoever is not against us is for us.(O) 41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.(P)

Causing to Stumble

42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble,(Q) it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.(R) 43 If your hand causes you to stumble,(S) cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell,(T) where the fire never goes out.(U) [44] [a] 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble,(V) cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.(W) [46] [b] 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble,(X) pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,(Y) 48 where

“‘the worms that eat them do not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’[c](Z)

49 Everyone will be salted(AA) with fire.

50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again?(AB) Have salt among yourselves,(AC) and be at peace with each other.”(AD)


10 Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan.(AF) Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them.(AG)

Some Pharisees(AH) came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

“What did Moses command you?” he replied.

They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”(AI)

“It was because your hearts were hard(AJ) that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’[d](AK) ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[e] and the two will become one flesh.’[f](AL) So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.(AM) 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”(AN)


  1. Mark 9:44 Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
  2. Mark 9:46 Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
  3. Mark 9:48 Isaiah 66:24
  4. Mark 10:6 Gen. 1:27
  5. Mark 10:7 Some early manuscripts do not have and be united to his wife.
  6. Mark 10:8 Gen. 2:24
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Psalm 44:1-8

Psalm 44[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b]

We have heard it with our ears,(A) O God;
our ancestors have told us(B)
what you did in their days,
in days long ago.(C)
With your hand you drove out(D) the nations
and planted(E) our ancestors;
you crushed(F) the peoples
and made our ancestors flourish.(G)
It was not by their sword(H) that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand,(I) your arm,(J)
and the light(K) of your face, for you loved(L) them.

You are my King(M) and my God,(N)
who decrees[c] victories(O) for Jacob.
Through you we push back(P) our enemies;
through your name we trample(Q) our foes.
I put no trust in my bow,(R)
my sword does not bring me victory;
but you give us victory(S) over our enemies,
you put our adversaries to shame.(T)
In God we make our boast(U) all day long,(V)
and we will praise your name forever.[d](W)


  1. Psalm 44:1 In Hebrew texts 44:1-26 is numbered 44:2-27.
  2. Psalm 44:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  3. Psalm 44:4 Septuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew King, O God; / command
  4. Psalm 44:8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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Proverbs 10:19

19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
but the prudent hold their tongues.(A)

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02/27/2019 DAB Transcript

Leviticus 20:22-22:16, Mark 9:1-29, Psalms 43:1-5, Proverbs 10:18

Today is the 27th day of February. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here with you today and it’s a pleasure and honor to be coming to you from the holy city of Jerusalem today. We had a long day yesterday, a lot of travel and an early morning today to get right at it. So, thank you for your continued prayers over all of it. We are indeed drinking from a fire hose and there’s just a lot to take in and now we have reached the holy city of Jerusalem and the complexion of our time together changes because now we’re in an urban area, a lot more tension, a lot more population, and a lot more jostling around. So, thank you for your continued prayers. We’ll talk about the latest events and what we’ve seen and experienced here in a little bit, but let’s get to what we come here to do which is to allow God’s word to just come washing into our lives, washing us clean, letting us exhale and calm down and be present to what God will speak to us today. We’re picking up where we left off yesterday, of course, and that will bring us back into the book of Leviticus. We’re reading from the New International Version this week. Leviticus chapter 20 verse 22 through 22 verse 16.


Father, we thank you for your word and we thank you for the way that it opens up our hearts and exposes all of the thoughts and intents of our hearts and invites us deeper into relationship with you. And even as we’re traveling the land of the Bible right now and the Bible is coming alive to us in ways that that are unique because we’re in the places where these events happened we also know that this is coming alive throughout the community. And I thank you Father, that through this journey to Israel every year this kind of cements the community in place and we begin to move through the year together. And, so father as we continue our journey we ask that you would indeed continue to quicken our hearts in and wake us up. We thank you for the way that you slowly, gently, lovingly father us and mature us and we welcome this. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.


Okay. So, yesterday…boy…seems like longer than that because it was a long day. We left the Galilee region, beautiful morning, just the mustard flowers waving in the breeze to us and green in the lush, just a gorgeous morning. And we had been staying on the north eastern side of the lake and out our way out we went to the northwestern side of the lake to a little path. It’s called the valley of the doves and it’s an ancient path that led out of the Sea…away from the Sea of Galilee to cities like Cana and Nazareth. So, it’s an ancient path that you can walk on knowing that you’re walking in the footsteps of Jesus. The…I mean…the Scriptures put Jesus in Nazareth and they put them in Cana and they certainly put Him around the sea of Galilee and that was the path to get between these two places then, you know, you realize you’re walking an ancient path that Jesus walked. And its near Mount Arbel, which is a geographical landmark in the Galilee. It’s just gorgeous and just a few minutes to say goodbye, really, to the Galilee, just to exhale our time there and the serenity of it all in and breathe in and just kind of release that part of the trip because we had to move forward. And we did. Our next stop was atop Mount Caramel where the prophet Elijah had a showdown with the prophet of Baal and fire came from heaven. And we just opened the Scriptures and read the story and realized, okay, this is…this is Mount Caramel, this is where this happened. And then we finished the story because, you know, after this mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit and God’s power and drawing the people back to himself Queen Jezebel sent Elijah a note telling him that she gonna take his life and in right away. And, so, he fled all the way from Mount Carmel to Beersheba. And we started our journey in Beersheba. And, so, it was pretty clear how far that is. And then he went 40 more days back into the wilderness just on the run and we just kind of explored the ways that we go on the run because God came to Elijah on that mountain and said what are you doing here? And, so, we kind of let that sink in as we moved…well we actually moved into lunchtime after that. And after a bit of lunch back to the Mediterranean coast. So, we had begun our journey, what feels like, I don’t know three or four weeks ago, even though its only been days ago. We began our journey on the Mediterranean coast in Ashdod and we made our way in a full circle all the way around the country back to the Mediterranean Sea only hitting the Mediterranean coast a bit north at Caesarea Maritima, which in the in the Roman era was a gem of the area, a truly Romanized city where the Roman government largely took place for the region. And it is a bit famous from the Scriptures because it is where the apostle Paul was taken after he was arrested in Jerusalem. And this is a story that we’ll get to as we move out of the Gospels and into the book of Acts and forward but obviously we’re not there yet. But the apostle Paul was taken to Caesarea Meritima to be held under guard because there were assassination plots against him. And eventually after a couple of years, its where the apostle Paul appealed his case to the Emperor. And, so, it was from Caesarea Meritima that he sailed to Rome. So, that squarely put us in the New Testament while also enjoying and appreciating…it’s a spectacular archaeological site revealing just so much history, including ruins from the Crusader era. So, we spent some time there exploring, orienting, appreciating and just being on the ocean. The winds have picked up here and that began last evening on the Sea of Galilee. We could…I mean…the winds just really picked up. And, so, by the time we got to the coast it was windy and the surf was hi and the waves were capping and splashing up against the shore and spraying foam and beautiful but windy. So, a little chilly, but the sun was out and so it was very enjoyable. And then once we left there the next stop was Jerusalem. So, we began at sea level and began to climb our way to the center of the country and the holy city of Jerusalem, which is where we are now and where we ended the day. And got moved in. You know. It’s the last stop. Thankfully we don’t have to pack up and move again until were packing up to go back to our homes. So, we’ll be basing of Jerusalem as we explore some of the interior of the country as well as in and around Jerusalem over the coming days and we’ll be spending today in and around Jerusalem, but we haven’t done that yet, so we’ll talk about that tomorrow. Thank you for your continued prayers over health and stamina and safety and technology and travel and logistics and all that goes into a pilgrimage like this, lots of moving parts. But we feel your prayers and that’s not a joke. Like, believe it or not things are going very smoothly. And, so, thank you for your continued prayers.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday February 27, 2019 (NIV)

Leviticus 20:22-22:16

22 “‘Keep all my decrees and laws(A) and follow them, so that the land(B) where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out. 23 You must not live according to the customs of the nations(C) I am going to drive out before you.(D) Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.(E) 24 But I said to you, “You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey.”(F) I am the Lord your God, who has set you apart from the nations.(G)

25 “‘You must therefore make a distinction between clean and unclean animals and between unclean and clean birds.(H) Do not defile yourselves by any animal or bird or anything that moves along the ground—those that I have set apart as unclean for you. 26 You are to be holy to me(I) because I, the Lord, am holy,(J) and I have set you apart from the nations(K) to be my own.

27 “‘A man or woman who is a medium(L) or spiritist among you must be put to death.(M) You are to stone them;(N) their blood will be on their own heads.’”

Rules for Priests

21 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron,(O) and say to them: ‘A priest must not make himself ceremonially unclean(P) for any of his people who die,(Q) except for a close relative, such as his mother or father,(R) his son or daughter, his brother, or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband—for her he may make himself unclean.(S) He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage,[a] and so defile himself.

“‘Priests must not shave(T) their heads or shave off the edges of their beards(U) or cut their bodies.(V) They must be holy to their God(W) and must not profane the name of their God.(X) Because they present the food offerings to the Lord,(Y) the food of their God,(Z) they are to be holy.(AA)

“‘They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands,(AB) because priests are holy to their God.(AC) Regard them as holy,(AD) because they offer up the food of your God.(AE) Consider them holy, because I the Lord am holy—I who make you holy.(AF)

“‘If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.(AG)

10 “‘The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head(AH) and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments,(AI) must not let his hair become unkempt[b] or tear his clothes.(AJ) 11 He must not enter a place where there is a dead body.(AK) He must not make himself unclean,(AL) even for his father or mother,(AM) 12 nor leave the sanctuary(AN) of his God or desecrate it, because he has been dedicated by the anointing oil(AO) of his God. I am the Lord.

13 “‘The woman he marries must be a virgin.(AP) 14 He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people, 15 so that he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the Lord, who makes him holy.’”

16 The Lord said to Moses, 17 “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect(AQ) may come near to offer the food of his God.(AR) 18 No man who has any defect(AS) may come near: no man who is blind(AT) or lame,(AU) disfigured or deformed; 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand, 20 or who is a hunchback or a dwarf, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles.(AV) 21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect(AW) is to come near to present the food offerings to the Lord.(AX) He has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God.(AY) 22 He may eat the most holy food of his God,(AZ) as well as the holy food; 23 yet because of his defect,(BA) he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary.(BB) I am the Lord, who makes them holy.(BC)’”

24 So Moses told this to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites.

22 The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings(BD) the Israelites consecrate to me, so they will not profane my holy name.(BE) I am the Lord.(BF)

“Say to them: ‘For the generations to come, if any of your descendants is ceremonially unclean and yet comes near the sacred offerings that the Israelites consecrate to the Lord,(BG) that person must be cut off from my presence.(BH) I am the Lord.

“‘If a descendant of Aaron has a defiling skin disease[c] or a bodily discharge,(BI) he may not eat the sacred offerings until he is cleansed. He will also be unclean if he touches something defiled by a corpse(BJ) or by anyone who has an emission of semen, or if he touches any crawling thing(BK) that makes him unclean, or any person(BL) who makes him unclean, whatever the uncleanness may be. The one who touches any such thing will be unclean(BM) till evening.(BN) He must not eat any of the sacred offerings unless he has bathed himself with water.(BO) When the sun goes down, he will be clean, and after that he may eat the sacred offerings, for they are his food.(BP) He must not eat anything found dead(BQ) or torn by wild animals,(BR) and so become unclean(BS) through it. I am the Lord.(BT)

“‘The priests are to perform my service(BU) in such a way that they do not become guilty(BV) and die(BW) for treating it with contempt. I am the Lord, who makes them holy.(BX)

10 “‘No one outside a priest’s family may eat the sacred offering, nor may the guest of a priest or his hired worker eat it.(BY) 11 But if a priest buys a slave with money, or if slaves are born in his household, they may eat his food.(BZ) 12 If a priest’s daughter marries anyone other than a priest, she may not eat any of the sacred contributions. 13 But if a priest’s daughter becomes a widow or is divorced, yet has no children, and she returns to live in her father’s household as in her youth, she may eat her father’s food. No unauthorized person, however, may eat it.

14 “‘Anyone who eats a sacred offering by mistake(CA) must make restitution to the priest for the offering and add a fifth of the value(CB) to it. 15 The priests must not desecrate the sacred offerings(CC) the Israelites present to the Lord(CD) 16 by allowing them to eat(CE) the sacred offerings and so bring upon them guilt(CF) requiring payment.(CG) I am the Lord, who makes them holy.(CH)’”


  1. Leviticus 21:4 Or unclean as a leader among his people
  2. Leviticus 21:10 Or not uncover his head
  3. Leviticus 22:4 The Hebrew word for defiling skin disease, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

Cross references:

  1. Leviticus 20:22 : S Ge 26:5
  2. Leviticus 20:22 : S Lev 18:25-28
  3. Leviticus 20:23 : S Lev 18:3
  4. Leviticus 20:23 : S Lev 18:24
  5. Leviticus 20:23 : S Lev 18:25
  6. Leviticus 20:24 : S Ex 3:8; Nu 14:8; 16:14
  7. Leviticus 20:24 : S Ex 33:16
  8. Leviticus 20:25 : Lev 10:10; Dt 14:3-21; Ac 10:14
  9. Leviticus 20:26 : Dt 14:2
  10. Leviticus 20:26 : ver 8; Lev 19:2; Jos 24:19; 2Ki 19:22; Ps 99:3
  11. Leviticus 20:26 : S Ex 33:16
  12. Leviticus 20:27 : S Ex 22:18
  13. Leviticus 20:27 : S Lev 19:31
  14. Leviticus 20:27 : S ver 2; S Lev 24:14
  15. Leviticus 21:1 : S Ex 28:1; S Lev 1:5
  16. Leviticus 21:1 : S Lev 5:3; S 13:3
  17. Leviticus 21:1 : ver 11; Nu 5:2; 6:6; 19:11; 31:19
  18. Leviticus 21:2 : ver 11
  19. Leviticus 21:3 : Nu 6:6
  20. Leviticus 21:5 : S Lev 13:40; Jer 7:29; 16:6
  21. Leviticus 21:5 : Eze 5:1; 44:20
  22. Leviticus 21:5 : S Lev 19:28
  23. Leviticus 21:6 : ver 8; Ezr 8:28
  24. Leviticus 21:6 : Lev 18:21
  25. Leviticus 21:6 : S Lev 3:11
  26. Leviticus 21:6 : ver 17, 22; Lev 22:25
  27. Leviticus 21:6 : S Ex 19:22; S Lev 10:3
  28. Leviticus 21:7 : ver 13, 14
  29. Leviticus 21:7 : Eze 44:22
  30. Leviticus 21:8 : ver 6
  31. Leviticus 21:8 : Lev 3:11
  32. Leviticus 21:8 : S Ex 31:13
  33. Leviticus 21:9 : S Ge 38:24; S Lev 19:29
  34. Leviticus 21:10 : S Ex 29:7
  35. Leviticus 21:10 : S Lev 8:7-9, 13; S 16:4
  36. Leviticus 21:10 : S Lev 10:6
  37. Leviticus 21:11 : Nu 5:2; 6:6; 9:6; 19:11, 13, 14; 31:19
  38. Leviticus 21:11 : Lev 19:28
  39. Leviticus 21:11 : ver 2
  40. Leviticus 21:12 : S Ex 25:8
  41. Leviticus 21:12 : S Ex 28:41
  42. Leviticus 21:13 : Eze 44:22
  43. Leviticus 21:17 : ver 18, 21, 23
  44. Leviticus 21:17 : S ver 6
  45. Leviticus 21:18 : Lev 22:19-25
  46. Leviticus 21:18 : S Lev 19:14
  47. Leviticus 21:18 : 2Sa 4:4; 9:3; 19:26
  48. Leviticus 21:20 : Lev 22:24; Dt 23:1; Isa 56:3
  49. Leviticus 21:21 : S ver 17
  50. Leviticus 21:21 : S Lev 3:11
  51. Leviticus 21:21 : Lev 22:19
  52. Leviticus 21:22 : 1Co 9:13
  53. Leviticus 21:23 : S ver 17
  54. Leviticus 21:23 : S Ex 25:8
  55. Leviticus 21:23 : Lev 20:8
  56. Leviticus 22:2 : S Lev 19:8
  57. Leviticus 22:2 : S Ex 20:7; S Mt 5:33
  58. Leviticus 22:2 : Eze 44:8
  59. Leviticus 22:3 : Ezr 8:28
  60. Leviticus 22:3 : Lev 7:20, 21; Nu 19:13
  61. Leviticus 22:4 : Lev 15:2-15
  62. Leviticus 22:4 : Lev 11:24-28, 39
  63. Leviticus 22:5 : Lev 11:24-28, 43
  64. Leviticus 22:5 : S Lev 15:7
  65. Leviticus 22:6 : Hag 2:13
  66. Leviticus 22:6 : S Lev 11:24
  67. Leviticus 22:6 : S Lev 14:8
  68. Leviticus 22:7 : Nu 18:11
  69. Leviticus 22:8 : S Lev 11:39
  70. Leviticus 22:8 : S Ex 22:31
  71. Leviticus 22:8 : S Lev 11:40
  72. Leviticus 22:8 : Lev 11:44
  73. Leviticus 22:9 : S Lev 8:35
  74. Leviticus 22:9 : S Ex 28:38
  75. Leviticus 22:9 : ver 16; S Ex 28:43
  76. Leviticus 22:9 : Lev 20:8
  77. Leviticus 22:10 : ver 13; Ex 12:45; 29:33
  78. Leviticus 22:11 : Ge 17:13; Ex 12:44
  79. Leviticus 22:14 : S Lev 4:2
  80. Leviticus 22:14 : Lev 5:15
  81. Leviticus 22:15 : S Lev 19:8
  82. Leviticus 22:15 : Nu 18:32
  83. Leviticus 22:16 : Nu 18:11
  84. Leviticus 22:16 : S Ex 28:38
  85. Leviticus 22:16 : S ver 9
  86. Leviticus 22:16 : Lev 20:8
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Mark 9:1-29

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come(A) with power.”(B)

The Transfiguration(C)(D)

After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John(E) with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white,(F) whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi,(G) it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)

Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud:(H) “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”(I)

Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone(J) what they had seen until the Son of Man(K) had risen from the dead. 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant.

11 And they asked him, “Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?”

12 Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man(L) must suffer much(M) and be rejected?(N) 13 But I tell you, Elijah has come,(O) and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him.”

Jesus Heals a Boy Possessed by an Impure Spirit(P)

14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.

16 “What are you arguing with them about?” he asked.

17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”

19 “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”

20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.(Q)

21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”

“From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”

23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”(R)

24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene,(S) he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”

26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.

28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately,(T) “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”

29 He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.[a]


  1. Mark 9:29 Some manuscripts prayer and fasting
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Psalm 43

Psalm 43[a]

Vindicate me, my God,
and plead my cause(A)
against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me(B) from those who are
deceitful and wicked.(C)
You are God my stronghold.
Why have you rejected(D) me?
Why must I go about mourning,(E)
oppressed by the enemy?(F)
Send me your light(G) and your faithful care,(H)
let them lead me;(I)
let them bring me to your holy mountain,(J)
to the place where you dwell.(K)
Then I will go(L) to the altar(M) of God,
to God, my joy(N) and my delight.(O)
I will praise you with the lyre,(P)
O God, my God.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.(Q)


  1. Psalm 43:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
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Proverbs 10:18

18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips(A)
and spreads slander is a fool.

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 10:18 : S Ps 31:18
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02/26/2019 DAB Transcript

Leviticus 19:1-20:21, Mark 8:11-38, Psalms 42:1-11, Proverbs 10:17

Today is the 6th day of…26th day of February…a little tired here and for the last time on this particular pilgrimage coming to you from the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We’ll be leaving the Galilee region today and by the time this day is over much…many hours from now we’ll be in Jerusalem, but there’s much to experience between here and there today and much to talk about from yesterday, which we’ll do in a little bit, but first let’s do what we’ve come to do and take the next step forward as we continue our adventure through the Scriptures this year. We’re reading from the New International Version this week and picking up where we left off yesterday, Leviticus chapter 19 verse 1 through 20 verse 21.


Okay. So, in the book of Mark today, we encounter this journey that Jesus went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi and we were in Caesarea Philippi just a couple of days ago thinking about this and we talked about this. And, so, it’s odd that it’s just like right here in front of us, this question that Jesus asks. “Who do you say that I am”? And that’s an obvious, poignant question for anybody, anytime, anywhere but it’s is particularly poignant for those of us who are here on this pilgrimage moving around the land of the Bible because we’ve been walking in these footsteps and it just…it becomes apparent that there really isn’t a more important question to answer in the life of a human being and that that answer can’t be given with only words. Like, anybody can say anything. How we live our lives is how that question is answered. “Who do you say that I am?”


And, so, Jesus along with the apostle Peter, we can claim that You are the son of God, that You are the Messiah, we can claim whatever we want to claim. We can say You are our friend, You are our best friend, You are the one who knows everything, You are God incarnate. We can say what we want to say but how we live is the true answer to the question. And, so, we invite Your Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, so that the path that we are walking is the narrow path that leads to life, so that our lives are in every way every day claiming who we believe that You are. And part of understanding that is paying attention because we have many ruts and side trails in our lives that have led us through wounded places. And, so, we live reactionary a lot of times. Certain circumstances present themselves and we react a certain way without even thinking, “is the way that I’m reacting, is how I’m behaving saying to the world who I believe Jesus is?” And in just observing that we realize the work of sanctification is ongoing within us and we haven’t reached this place of perfection, but we love You Jesus and we believe You are the son of God and we believe You are the Savior of the world. Holy Spirit help our lives and our actions, and our words and our thoughts align themselves with this truth. Come Jesus we pray in Your mighty name. Amen.


Okay. So, yesterday was our last full day in and around the Sea of Galilee and we spent the day around the Sea of Galilee visiting a number of the more poignant places of Jesus ministry beginning our day at the Mount of Beatitudes, which is the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount and it’s been our custom for many years now to just let the Bible speak for itself, let the Sermon on the Mount be what it is. And, so, we just become first century Hebrew people along the Sea of Galilee going to here this man that’s got a buzz going in the region and allow the words to wash over us a fresh because it is the foundational teaching of the way that Jesus was offering and revealing to the word. And it’s a beautiful place and a beautiful day, a lovely morning. And, so, yeah, we drank it in. One more big drink of many big drinks, big gulps that we have taken along the way. And we got some pictures and just enjoyed the serenity of the morning before moving down to the sea of Galilee itself, right down to the shores to a place called Peter’s primacy, which represents the place that Jesus cooked breakfast for his friends here in Galilee before His ascension and where He asked Peter, “do you love me” those three times and then asked him to feed his sheep. And that story concludes the Gospels. It’s how the book of John ends and obviously we haven’t gotten to the book of John yet in our journey through the Scriptures this year, but we certainly will. But we pressed in to Jesus final words, “you follow me”. And we’ve been talking about that during our time here based in the Galilee, about owning our own relationship with God and being an active participant and collaborator in that relationship just like we have to do to maintain any other relationship in our lives. So, a poignant moment to consider that and then down to the to the shore. And this is a time when we can actually touch the Sea of Galilee and be right there, walk into it with our feet if we want to, just sit there and enjoy the morning and then then we moved to Capernaum, which was the adult hometown of Jesus and his ministry base. And ironically, we had the place…not to ourselves…I’ve never seen that. We usually…its just…very congested and it wasn’t as congested as in years gone by. And, so, that was nice, being able to maneuver around and just appreciate the fact that our Savior, He spent the nights here, He laughed here, He ate meals here, He had friends here, He walked the streets here, He preached in the synagogue here. There’s nothing quite like that to be honest and it clicks into place different for everybody and it strikes me different every time that I visit just like Ground Zero. I mean, you’re standing in a place that has affected the world, a place that has revolutionized worldviews for thousands of years. It’s fairly profound. And then we were able to have some lunch, a little bit of shopping before we leave Galilee. And then we drove all the way around the lake, which is something that we don’t get to do but there was a wind advisory. We were scheduled to get on a ship, a boat, at Capernaum and then kind of sail across the lake for bunch but there were wind advisories on the lake. And, so, they had diverted the boats. And, so, we had to go all the way around the Lake and then get on the boat. It was a beautiful day. Like, the wind is picking up, but it wasn’t that bad. And, so, we went out on the lake and just worshiped and spent a few minutes in silence, really the only silence other than sleeping there’s been on this trip. And that just allows us to drink in what is happening now because it’s a struggle the whole time because there’s a lot of information and just a lot going on in mind and heart. So, to have these moments, these breathers, these opportunities to just rejuvenate and just hear the Sea of Galilee lapping up against the boat, to just feel the wind and allow ourselves to decompress and rest and be silent before God is important. And, so, we spent about 10 minutes doing that, just resting before the Lord and then we kind of worshiped our way back to shore and that is the memory, that is how we ended our time in the Galilee. And we’re heading out today and we’ll go over to the coast and then make our way up to Jerusalem tonight. That’s always a little bit melancholy. I never don’t experience this departing Galilee where the serenity of the countryside is breathtaking and moving forward, and certainly to the holy city of Jerusalem, I mean, what’s not to like about that and what’s not to drink in and understand the profundity of it, but it’s a totally different kind of experience. It’s much more congested and just a lot more logistics. And, so, yeah, we’re heading into that part of this journey, but fond memories will remain as we leave the Galilee. So, thank you for your continued prayers. We’re having a big travel day today and all of us had to load up all of our stuff and move and that’s kinda how it goes and we’ll be basing out of Jerusalem for the for the rest of our time. We appreciate your prayers and no doubt about it, we feel them.

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And that’s it for today and that’s it from the Sea of Galilee. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday February 26, 2019 (NIV)

Leviticus 19:1-20:21

Various Laws

19 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel(A) and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God,(B) am holy.(C)

“‘Each of you must respect your mother and father,(D) and you must observe my Sabbaths.(E) I am the Lord your God.(F)

“‘Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves.(G) I am the Lord your God.(H)

“‘When you sacrifice a fellowship offering to the Lord, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf. It shall be eaten on the day you sacrifice it or on the next day; anything left over until the third day must be burned up.(I) If any of it is eaten on the third day, it is impure and will not be accepted.(J) Whoever eats it will be held responsible(K) because they have desecrated what is holy(L) to the Lord; they must be cut off from their people.(M)

“‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges(N) of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.(O) 10 Do not go over your vineyard a second time(P) or pick up the grapes that have fallen.(Q) Leave them for the poor and the foreigner.(R) I am the Lord your God.

11 “‘Do not steal.(S)

“‘Do not lie.(T)

“‘Do not deceive one another.(U)

12 “‘Do not swear falsely(V) by my name(W) and so profane(X) the name of your God. I am the Lord.

13 “‘Do not defraud or rob(Y) your neighbor.(Z)

“‘Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker(AA) overnight.(AB)

14 “‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind,(AC) but fear your God.(AD) I am the Lord.

15 “‘Do not pervert justice;(AE) do not show partiality(AF) to the poor or favoritism to the great,(AG) but judge your neighbor fairly.(AH)

16 “‘Do not go about spreading slander(AI) among your people.

“‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life.(AJ) I am the Lord.

17 “‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart.(AK) Rebuke your neighbor frankly(AL) so you will not share in their guilt.

18 “‘Do not seek revenge(AM) or bear a grudge(AN) against anyone among your people,(AO) but love your neighbor(AP) as yourself.(AQ) I am the Lord.

19 “‘Keep my decrees.(AR)

“‘Do not mate different kinds of animals.

“‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.(AS)

“‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.(AT)

20 “‘If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised to another man(AU) but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment.[a] Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed. 21 The man, however, must bring a ram to the entrance to the tent of meeting for a guilt offering to the Lord.(AV) 22 With the ram of the guilt offering the priest is to make atonement for him before the Lord for the sin he has committed, and his sin will be forgiven.(AW)

23 “‘When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard its fruit as forbidden.[b] For three years you are to consider it forbidden[c]; it must not be eaten. 24 In the fourth year all its fruit will be holy,(AX) an offering of praise to the Lord. 25 But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way your harvest will be increased. I am the Lord your God.

26 “‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.(AY)

“‘Do not practice divination(AZ) or seek omens.(BA)

27 “‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.(BB)

28 “‘Do not cut(BC) your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.

29 “‘Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute,(BD) or the land will turn to prostitution and be filled with wickedness.(BE)

30 “‘Observe my Sabbaths(BF) and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the Lord.(BG)

31 “‘Do not turn to mediums(BH) or seek out spiritists,(BI) for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.

32 “‘Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect(BJ) for the elderly(BK) and revere your God.(BL) I am the Lord.(BM)

33 “‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born.(BN) Love them as yourself,(BO) for you were foreigners(BP) in Egypt.(BQ) I am the Lord your God.

35 “‘Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity.(BR) 36 Use honest scales(BS) and honest weights, an honest ephah[d](BT) and an honest hin.[e](BU) I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt.(BV)

37 “‘Keep all my decrees(BW) and all my laws(BX) and follow them. I am the Lord.’”

Punishments for Sin

20 The Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death.(BY) The members of the community are to stone him.(BZ) I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people;(CA) for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled(CB) my sanctuary(CC) and profaned my holy name.(CD) If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,(CE) I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.

“‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.(CF)

“‘Consecrate yourselves(CG) and be holy,(CH) because I am the Lord your God.(CI) Keep my decrees(CJ) and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy.(CK)

“‘Anyone who curses their father(CL) or mother(CM) is to be put to death.(CN) Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.(CO)

10 “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife(CP)—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.(CQ)

11 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father.(CR) Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.(CS)

12 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law,(CT) both of them are to be put to death. What they have done is a perversion; their blood will be on their own heads.

13 “‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.(CU) They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

14 “‘If a man marries both a woman and her mother,(CV) it is wicked. Both he and they must be burned in the fire,(CW) so that no wickedness will be among you.(CX)

15 “‘If a man has sexual relations with an animal,(CY) he is to be put to death,(CZ) and you must kill the animal.

16 “‘If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

17 “‘If a man marries his sister(DA), the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They are to be publicly removed(DB) from their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.(DC)

18 “‘If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her monthly period,(DD) he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them are to be cut off from their people.(DE)

19 “‘Do not have sexual relations with the sister of either your mother or your father,(DF) for that would dishonor a close relative; both of you would be held responsible.

20 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his aunt,(DG) he has dishonored his uncle. They will be held responsible; they will die childless.(DH)

21 “‘If a man marries his brother’s wife,(DI) it is an act of impurity; he has dishonored his brother. They will be childless.(DJ)


  1. Leviticus 19:20 Or be an inquiry
  2. Leviticus 19:23 Hebrew uncircumcised
  3. Leviticus 19:23 Hebrew uncircumcised
  4. Leviticus 19:36 An ephah was a dry measure having the capacity of about 3/5 of a bushel or about 22 liters.
  5. Leviticus 19:36 A hin was a liquid measure having the capacity of about 1 gallon or about 3.8 liters.

Cross references:

  1. Leviticus 19:2 : Nu 14:5; Ps 68:26
  2. Leviticus 19:2 : S Ex 20:2
  3. Leviticus 19:2 : S Ex 15:11; 1Pe 1:16*; S Lev 11:44; S 20:26
  4. Leviticus 19:3 : Ex 20:12
  5. Leviticus 19:3 : S Ex 20:8
  6. Leviticus 19:3 : Lev 11:44
  7. Leviticus 19:4 : S Ex 20:4; Jdg 17:3; Ps 96:5; 115:4-7; 135:15
  8. Leviticus 19:4 : Lev 11:44
  9. Leviticus 19:6 : Lev 7:16-17
  10. Leviticus 19:7 : Lev 7:18
  11. Leviticus 19:8 : S Lev 5:1
  12. Leviticus 19:8 : Lev 22:2, 15, 16; Nu 18:32
  13. Leviticus 19:8 : S Ge 17:14
  14. Leviticus 19:9 : Ru 2:2, 3, 7, 16, 17
  15. Leviticus 19:9 : Lev 23:10, 22; Dt 24:19-22; Job 24:10
  16. Leviticus 19:10 : Dt 24:20
  17. Leviticus 19:10 : ver 9
  18. Leviticus 19:10 : Dt 24:19, 21
  19. Leviticus 19:11 : Ex 20:15; S 23:4; Lk 3:14
  20. Leviticus 19:11 : S Ex 20:16; S Eph 4:25
  21. Leviticus 19:11 : S Lev 6:2
  22. Leviticus 19:12 : Jer 5:2; 7:9; Mal 3:5
  23. Leviticus 19:12 : Ex 3:13; 20:7; Dt 18:19; Pr 18:10; Isa 42:8; Jer 44:16, 26; S Mt 5:33
  24. Leviticus 19:12 : Jer 34:16
  25. Leviticus 19:13 : S Ex 20:15
  26. Leviticus 19:13 : Lev 25:14, 17; S Ex 22:15, 25-27
  27. Leviticus 19:13 : Job 7:2; 24:12; 31:39; Isa 16:14; Mal 3:5
  28. Leviticus 19:13 : Dt 24:15; Jer 22:13; Mt 20:8; 1Ti 5:18; Jas 5:4
  29. Leviticus 19:14 : S Ex 4:11; Lev 21:18; Dt 27:18
  30. Leviticus 19:14 : ver 32; Lev 25:17, 36
  31. Leviticus 19:15 : S Ex 23:2; Ex 23:2, 6
  32. Leviticus 19:15 : Dt 24:17; Job 13:8, 10; 32:21; Pr 28:21
  33. Leviticus 19:15 : Job 34:19
  34. Leviticus 19:15 : S Ex 23:8; Pr 24:23; Mal 2:9; Jas 2:1-4
  35. Leviticus 19:16 : Ps 15:3; 31:13; 41:6; 101:5; Jer 6:28; 9:4; Eze 22:9
  36. Leviticus 19:16 : Ex 23:7; Dt 10:17; 27:25; Ps 15:5; Eze 22:12
  37. Leviticus 19:17 : S 1Jn 2:9
  38. Leviticus 19:17 : S Mt 18:15
  39. Leviticus 19:18 : S Ge 4:23; Ro 12:19; Heb 10:30
  40. Leviticus 19:18 : Ps 103:9
  41. Leviticus 19:18 : S Ex 12:48
  42. Leviticus 19:18 : S Ex 20:16
  43. Leviticus 19:18 : ver 34; S Mt 5:43*; 19:16*; 22:39*; Mk 12:31*; Lk 10:27*; Jn 13:34; Ro 13:9*; Gal 5:14*; Jas 2:8*
  44. Leviticus 19:19 : S Ge 26:5
  45. Leviticus 19:19 : Dt 22:9
  46. Leviticus 19:19 : Dt 22:11
  47. Leviticus 19:20 : Dt 22:23-27
  48. Leviticus 19:21 : S Lev 5:15
  49. Leviticus 19:22 : S Lev 5:15
  50. Leviticus 19:24 : S Ex 22:29
  51. Leviticus 19:26 : S Ge 9:4
  52. Leviticus 19:26 : S Ge 30:27; S Isa 44:25
  53. Leviticus 19:26 : S Ex 22:18; 2Ki 17:17
  54. Leviticus 19:27 : Lev 21:5; Dt 14:1; 2Sa 10:4-5; Jer 41:5; 48:37; Eze 5:1-5
  55. Leviticus 19:28 : Lev 21:5; Dt 14:1; 1Ki 18:28; Jer 16:6; 41:5; 47:5
  56. Leviticus 19:29 : Lev 21:9; Dt 23:18
  57. Leviticus 19:29 : Ge 34:7; Lev 21:9
  58. Leviticus 19:30 : S Ex 20:8
  59. Leviticus 19:30 : Lev 26:2
  60. Leviticus 19:31 : S Ex 22:18; 1Sa 28:7-20; 1Ch 10:13
  61. Leviticus 19:31 : Lev 20:6; 2Ki 21:6; 23:24; Isa 8:19; 19:3; 29:4; 47:12; 65:4
  62. Leviticus 19:32 : 1Ki 12:8
  63. Leviticus 19:32 : Job 32:4; Pr 23:22; La 5:12; 1Ti 5:1
  64. Leviticus 19:32 : S ver 14; Job 29:8
  65. Leviticus 19:32 : Lev 11:44; 25:17
  66. Leviticus 19:34 : S Ex 12:48
  67. Leviticus 19:34 : S ver 18
  68. Leviticus 19:34 : S Ex 22:21
  69. Leviticus 19:34 : Ex 23:9; Dt 10:19; 23:7; Ps 146:9
  70. Leviticus 19:35 : Dt 25:13-16
  71. Leviticus 19:36 : Job 31:6; Pr 11:1; Hos 12:7; Mic 6:11
  72. Leviticus 19:36 : Jdg 6:19; Ru 2:17; 1Sa 1:24; 17:17; Eze 45:10
  73. Leviticus 19:36 : Dt 25:13-15; Pr 20:10; Eze 45:11
  74. Leviticus 19:36 : S Ex 12:17
  75. Leviticus 19:37 : 2Ki 17:37; 2Ch 7:17; Ps 119:5; Eze 18:9
  76. Leviticus 19:37 : S Ge 26:5
  77. Leviticus 20:2 : ver 10; Ge 26:11; Ex 19:12
  78. Leviticus 20:2 : ver 27; Lev 24:14; Nu 15:35, 36; Dt 21:21; Jos 7:25
  79. Leviticus 20:3 : ver 5, 6; Lev 23:30
  80. Leviticus 20:3 : Ps 74:7; 79:1; Jer 7:30; Eze 5:11
  81. Leviticus 20:3 : S Lev 15:31
  82. Leviticus 20:3 : S Lev 18:21
  83. Leviticus 20:4 : Dt 17:2-5
  84. Leviticus 20:6 : S ver 3; S Lev 19:31
  85. Leviticus 20:7 : S Lev 11:44
  86. Leviticus 20:7 : S Ex 29:1; 31:13; Lev 11:45; Eph 1:4; 1Pe 1:16*
  87. Leviticus 20:7 : S Ex 6:2; S 20:2
  88. Leviticus 20:8 : S Ge 26:5
  89. Leviticus 20:8 : S Ex 31:13; Eze 20:12
  90. Leviticus 20:9 : Ex 20:12; Jer 35:16; Mal 1:6; 2:10
  91. Leviticus 20:9 : S Ex 20:12; Dt 27:16; Eze 22:7
  92. Leviticus 20:9 : Ex 21:17; Dt 21:20-21; Mt 15:4*; Mk 7:10*
  93. Leviticus 20:9 : ver 11; Dt 22:30; Jos 2:19; 2Sa 1:16; 3:29; 1Ki 2:37; Eze 18:13; 33:4, 5
  94. Leviticus 20:10 : Ex 20:14; Dt 5:18; 22:22; Jn 8:5
  95. Leviticus 20:10 : S Ge 38:24; S Ex 21:12
  96. Leviticus 20:11 : S Lev 18:7
  97. Leviticus 20:11 : S ver 9; S Lev 18:8
  98. Leviticus 20:12 : S Ge 11:31; S 38:16
  99. Leviticus 20:13 : Lev 18:22
  100. Leviticus 20:14 : S Lev 18:17
  101. Leviticus 20:14 : Lev 21:9; Nu 16:39; Jdg 14:15; 15:6
  102. Leviticus 20:14 : S Lev 18:8; Dt 27:23
  103. Leviticus 20:15 : S Ex 22:19
  104. Leviticus 20:15 : ver 10
  105. Leviticus 20:17 : S Lev 18:9
  106. Leviticus 20:17 : S Ge 17:14
  107. Leviticus 20:17 : S Lev 5:1
  108. Leviticus 20:18 : S Lev 15:24
  109. Leviticus 20:18 : Eze 18:6
  110. Leviticus 20:19 : S Lev 18:12
  111. Leviticus 20:20 : S Lev 18:13
  112. Leviticus 20:20 : ver 21; Ge 15:2
  113. Leviticus 20:21 : S Lev 18:16; Mt 14:4; Mk 6:18
  114. Leviticus 20:21 : S ver 20
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Mark 8:11-38

11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.(A) 12 He sighed deeply(B) and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.

The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. 15 “Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast(C) of the Pharisees(D) and that of Herod.”(E)

16 They discussed this with one another and said, “It is because we have no bread.”

17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?(F) 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?”

“Twelve,”(G) they replied.

20 “And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?”

They answered, “Seven.”(H)

21 He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”(I)

Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida

22 They came to Bethsaida,(J) and some people brought a blind man(K) and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit(L) on the man’s eyes and put his hands on(M) him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”

24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”

25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into[a] the village.”

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah(N)

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”

28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;(O) others say Elijah;(P) and still others, one of the prophets.”

29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”(Q)

30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.(R)

Jesus Predicts His Death(S)

31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man(T) must suffer many things(U) and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law,(V) and that he must be killed(W) and after three days(X) rise again.(Y) 32 He spoke plainly(Z) about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!”(AA) he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

The Way of the Cross

34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.(AB) 35 For whoever wants to save their life[b] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.(AC) 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man(AD) will be ashamed of them(AE) when he comes(AF) in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”


  1. Mark 8:26 Some manuscripts go and tell anyone in
  2. Mark 8:35 The Greek word means either life or soul; also in verses 36 and 37.
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Psalm 42


Psalms 42–72

Psalm 42[a][b]

For the director of music. A maskil[c] of the Sons of Korah.

As the deer(A) pants for streams of water,(B)
so my soul pants(C) for you, my God.
My soul thirsts(D) for God, for the living God.(E)
When can I go(F) and meet with God?
My tears(G) have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”(H)
These things I remember
as I pour out my soul:(I)
how I used to go to the house of God(J)
under the protection of the Mighty One[d]
with shouts of joy(K) and praise(L)
among the festive throng.(M)

Why, my soul, are you downcast?(N)
Why so disturbed(O) within me?
Put your hope in God,(P)
for I will yet praise(Q) him,
my Savior(R) and my God.(S)

My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember(T) you
from the land of the Jordan,(U)
the heights of Hermon(V)—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep(W)
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.(X)

By day the Lord directs his love,(Y)
at night(Z) his song(AA) is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.(AB)

I say to God my Rock,(AC)
“Why have you forgotten(AD) me?
Why must I go about mourning,(AE)
oppressed(AF) by the enemy?”(AG)
10 My bones suffer mortal agony(AH)
as my foes taunt(AI) me,
saying to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”(AJ)

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.(AK)


  1. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
  2. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.
  3. Psalm 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  4. Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
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Proverbs 10:17

17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,(A)
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 10:17 : Pr 6:23; 15:5
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02/25/2019 DAB Transcript

Leviticus 16:29-18:30, Mark 7:24-8:10, Psalms 41:1-13, Proverbs 10:15-16

Today is the 25th day of February. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here with you from the shores of the Sea of Galilee once again. We have been kind of basing ourselves here in the land of the Bible in the Galilee area as we explore…well…as we explore the intersection of Old and New Testaments in this area. We had a good time in the extreme northern country up in the Golan Heights yesterday and today we will be all around the shores, all around the Sea of Galilee. But we’ll talk about all of that, we’ll get to it soon enough but we have more important things to do than just travel logging although I think that’s an important thing to do, but not as important as the word of God being given its place in our lives in a few minutes to come and and speak to us. So, we’re reading from the New International Version this week. Leviticus chapter 16 verse 29 through 18 verse 30 today.


Okay. So, in not the gospel of Mark today we encounter a story and it’s not an unusual story, it’s kind of like a recurring theme in the ministry of Jesus, like a deaf man had been brought to Jesus and other was hope for healing and, indeed healing was restored and it’s what happened next after that that happens throughout the Gospels. Jesus told the crowd not to tell anybody about the miracle, right, keep everything on the down low, which is so strange. Like, if you’re trying to build momentum and you have miraculous powers from God and you are demonstrating those miraculous powers it would seem that you would want everybody to know, right, so that the momentum could build, but Jesus always told people to keep things on the down low, “go in peace, don’t tell anybody about this, your faith made you well.” But in this case, the more that Jesus told people not to say anything the more they did, which isolated Jesus and that’s really the long and short of the story, it isolated Jesus in crowds of people. But Jesus must’ve been asking them to keep it quiet for more than just crowd control. It may be that for Jesus it wasn’t a big deal. Now we could say, “of course, He’s the son of God. A miracle to heal somebody’s ears or open their mouths or whatever, that wouldn’t be a big deal.” We have to remember Jesus, according to the Scriptures wasn’t only fully God he was fully man. So, what we’re looking at in Jesus is a is a fully perfect human being, how human beings were created to be from the start. So, maybe Jesus didn’t make a big deal out of these things because he was demonstrating what was supposed to be normal for people who live as they were created to be, right? Our theological understanding is that Jesus was the first sinless human being to walk on planet Earth since the very first man and woman, Adam and Eve, right? So, there’s a long gap between those two people and everyone between those two people walked with sin upon this earth until Jesus came. So, in Jesus humanity we have the opportunity to look at a picture of what it was always supposed to be like for us on this planet before sins devastation even had a footnote in the story and robbed us of our intimacy in union with God, right? We were created to be a people who look remarkably like Jesus, right? That is the goal and pursuit of our faith and because of Jesus, sin, the thing that actually separated us from this, doesn’t have a claim over us anymore unless we allow it to. So, we have to begin to understand that being Christlike actually means being like Jesus and one of the ways we do this is by understanding that we are a miracle, everything is a miracle, everything is a gift. Jesus ends up telling us in the Scriptures, as if to put an exclamation point on what we’re talking about today, where Jesus goes around and keeps things on the down low, He tells his disciples, “look, all the stuff you’re seeing me do, you can do this, you can do all of it and greater because I am returning to the Father.” So, my brothers and sisters being Christlike is not supposed to be the goal and pursuit of our lives. Being Christlike is supposed to be what is normal vanilla every day existence with all of the power that Jesus demonstrated in this world. After all the Scriptures tell us it is the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead that lives in you. So, what are you going to do with that today?


Father, we invite You into that. What are we going to do with that today? Because this is overwhelming power and overwhelming good news. And, so often, even though we know these things we will walk right back into depression, we will walk right back into lust, we will walk right back into greed, rage will overtake us. This shouldn’t be happening, not when You have come and showed us what normal even looks like. So, come Holy Spirit because the difference between us living Christlike in us not living Christlike is our own choices. Come, Holy Spirit and lead us into all truth. We pray. In Jesus’ name. And we thank You for the swift kick in the pants to remind us of who we are today. Come Jesus we pray. In Your mighty name we ask.  Amen.


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And what’s going on around here is that we are in the land of the Bible right now and going everywhere pretty much that there is to go. And, so, we spent yesterday going up into the Golan Heights and that’s one of my favorite days of our pilgrimage…not…I don’t know…like I can’t put my finger on. The serenity and the beauty of the geography just speaks to me and it calms my spirit for some reason, but we went up to ancient Dan. So, if we’ll remember, the borders of ancient Israel it’s from Dan to Beersheba, and now on this journey we have completed that, those ancient borders. We did it from Beersheba to Dan but we visited Dan today, saw the ancient city, the ancient ruins and there are many different eras all the way back into Canaanite times, back to the times of Abraham, and then all the way forward into the times of the kings of Israel, and then the divided monarchy when there was a northern kingdom and a southern kingdom, and there’s a temple there that’s Jeroboam. And we haven’t gotten to that story yet but king Jeroboam erected one in Bethel and one in Dan, the northern and southern boundaries of his kingdom and reintroduced idolatry. And man, there’s so many stories to tell about that but just to kind of see what happened and where it happened and why it happened rooted us in the Scriptures. And this place is right on the border with Lebanon. So, we were able to kind of look over into Lebanon and realize we’re kind of us far north as we can go. And then we went from Dan to Caesarea Philippi, which is where Jesus asked his disciples, “what are people saying about me?” And then the most poignant question, probably for any human being, “who do you say that I am?” So, we had some time to contemplate that question before lunch and then had a nice lunch together and up onto mount Bentall where we could view Mount Herman, which is a biblical geographical landmark and a very famous. And I had never seen that much snow on the mountain before. So, it was covered in snow and very beautiful. And, so, sometimes we go up there and you can’t see your hand in front of your face and sometimes it’s as clear as day. And this time it was clear enough to see the mountain but a little hazy but lots and lots of snow. And that sits on the border with Syria. So, we stood there looking at Mount Herman, certainly, but also truly considering that we have brothers and sisters all over the world across borders and we can look across the border and we did. We looked across the border into Syria and it looks serene and peaceful and beautiful just like wherever we were and but to see that fence and that border and to realize, you know, that’s a world away. And there’s a lot going on in that country. And our brothers and sisters in some cases our kind of trapped in the middle of it all. And just to remember the fact that our freedom is something that we so often take for granted. But when you’re kind of standing there and realizing that you got it pretty good, maybe you’re even spoiled, maybe you got it really, really good compared to so many people around the world. It just brings some context and just a little bit of understanding that most of the problems that we face and struggle through are not that big of a deal by comparison. And, so, we reached outward and we sent our heart and our love and we invited the Holy Spirit to love on our brothers and sisters across borders that we can’t cross and that we can’t get to and we don’t know what to do, but our prayers of remembrance and remembering them, knowing that we are in this together, we are one body is important. And, so, we focused our heart in that direction before beginning our journey back toward the sea of Galilee for the final stop of the day, which was at Bethsaida, which is truly, if not the, one of the, very top favorite places in Israel for me. It’s a personal thing. I have never gone there where I have never felt an incredible wave of peace and serenity wash over me almost as if I could just kind of wander around all day walking the little trails and exploring and how not really needing to say anything, just being there. It’s a special place. And, so, just, shared my experiences and we took some time to find our own places of serenity. Beautiful day, beautiful weather, beautiful sunset, you know, in a city that Jesus performed miracles, where some of the disciples made their hometown, where the feeding of the 4000 miracle happened nearby. Yeah, you’re just in the thick of it and, for me, getting there I just kind of…I can…I can…I can feel that I’m walking in the footsteps of Jesus and it means a lot to me. So, we spent some time there before making our way back to the hotel to get some rest. And we will be off today all around the Sea of Galilee, a busy day in front of us. And we thank you for your continued prayers as we continue this journey. 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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi everybody, it’s Margo from Australia, still currently in Uganda. I’m calling today for Much Afraid. As soon as I heard your message I wanted to call in straightaway but I just…I wanted to also spend some time in prayer. I wish that I had an amazing word from the Lord, but I have spent some time in prayer and all I keep coming back to is a favorite verse of mine, but first I do want to say it sounds as though you might be suffering from burnout. And that can put a really very negative spin on all your time there for the last 15 years and it may or may not be accurate. So, keep in mind that you quite possible are right in the middle of burnout. Yeah, as I said, I keep coming back to one of my favorite verses, which I know I’ve mentioned before, it’s 2 Corinthians 12:9. And you mentioned that you felt you were never healthy enough emotionally for doing that sort of work and that’s why I come back to this verse because it says, “His grace is sufficient for me for His power is made perfect in my weakness.” How amazing is that? For your situation I think it’s imperative that you remember that verse. If you are not strong, if you are week, if you are unhealthy in a certain area that’s where His power comes in and that’s when His power is made perfect. I really pray that you would get something from that verse and lean on that verse today and I also want to we encourage you to spend time in praise and worship. It is so therapeutic. Put on some worship songs and just praise Him. It is incredibly good for the soul and I speak from experience. Love you lot’s and I’ll be praying. Bye.

Hello Daily Audio Bible this is Duane from Wisconsin. All praise and glory to our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today is day 96 praying for our children. It is February 22nd. Calling in for the mother have Jared who called in who is struggling so she put him into a rehab, a Christian rehab, and now she’s struggling with that decision. Just want to lift you up. Yes, that’s a tough decision. As you know, my son is in jail too and I did not speak to him. I wrote him letters but I did not go and see him for like two years. When I did go see him a month or two ago I said needed time for myself to wrap my arms arouns what he was doing and what had happened and also I needed him to understand what he did. If he doesn’t understand what he did he’s not gonna change. It was hard not to see him. It was hard not to be in communication with him. And his twin brother Nathan struggled with that too because he was __ during all that. We had to tell him he made his own decision. Your son made his own decisions to be where he’s at. So, you need to be strong, we have to wrap her arms around you. We lift you up and we pray that the Lord will come to you and give you peace. You say you’re not sure what to do, well you came to the Daily Audio Bible. Pray to the Lord and trust the people that are taking care of your son that they know what’s right and give them that opportunity. It’s tough love, it’s tough love we’ve gotat give sometimes but I believe you are doing right thing. Your son needs some tough love right now. He needs to look and see what he did and understand the path his life is on. He needs to change that. You, as his mother, me as the father of my son, I can’t change the way they are. That’s up to them. They have to do that, and they have to understand that. So, all we can do is love on them, pray for them and try to lead them in the path we’d like to. But in the end, it’s their decision. So…

Good morning Daily Audio Bible community this is Diane Olive Brown calling from Newburgh Indiana. It’s 8:48 in the morning and February 22nd, Friday and I’m responding to Believing from February 21st, Thursday. And oh my goodness, you’re all in the land of the Bible and you’ve already spent a day or two and you’re in the wilderness and your reading about the wilderness and we’re reading very dry Leviticus and just realizing that this is the __ of life that __ read through the Bible with Brian. And what a wonderful, wonderful gift you have Brian. And I’m praying for all of you on this wonderful __ and washing the word over you and keeping pace with you as you __ the Bible and I’m praying over every aspect, even your families that are not with you like Jill and Ezekiel and others. And I’m just so grateful and I’m just so thankful and I realize that God __ family and it’s important for His family and to understand that we are set apart. And no matter what we do or will we go or what __ on this earth that we live in, He is a holy God and He wants to be a holy set apart __ for himself and how much…

Hi Daily Audio Bible this is Natalie from Indianapolis Indiana. I am an 18-year-old college student who began this journey on the 1st of January. More than anything I just want to say thank you for letting me be a part of this community and this family and all the love that you share. I am right now recovering from a severe deeding disorder and to be able to get up every day and know that I will listen to Brian and the Lord’s word has really impacted my life in a way that will forever change me. Being able to fill a void that I once filled with restriction and now use God’s word to help change my life has become such an uplifting event. And I just want to say thank you and say that I love all of you guys and that if anybody’s struggling that we all understand what it can be like and that you can pull through. So, thank you so much. I love you all so much.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday February 25, 2019 (NIV)

Leviticus 16:29-18:30

29 “This is to be a lasting ordinance(A) for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month(B) you must deny yourselves[a](C) and not do any work(D)—whether native-born(E) or a foreigner residing among you— 30 because on this day atonement will be made(F) for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins.(G) 31 It is a day of sabbath rest, and you must deny yourselves;(H) it is a lasting ordinance.(I) 32 The priest who is anointed and ordained(J) to succeed his father as high priest is to make atonement. He is to put on the sacred linen garments(K) 33 and make atonement for the Most Holy Place, for the tent of meeting and the altar, and for the priests and all the members of the community.(L)

34 “This is to be a lasting ordinance(M) for you: Atonement is to be made once a year(N) for all the sins of the Israelites.”

And it was done, as the Lord commanded Moses.

Eating Blood Forbidden

17 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to Aaron and his sons(O) and to all the Israelites and say to them: ‘This is what the Lord has commanded: Any Israelite who sacrifices an ox,[b] a lamb(P) or a goat(Q) in the camp or outside of it instead of bringing it to the entrance to the tent of meeting(R) to present it as an offering to the Lord in front of the tabernacle of the Lord(S)—that person shall be considered guilty of bloodshed; they have shed blood and must be cut off from their people.(T) This is so the Israelites will bring to the Lord the sacrifices they are now making in the open fields. They must bring them to the priest, that is, to the Lord, at the entrance to the tent of meeting and sacrifice them as fellowship offerings.(U) The priest is to splash the blood against the altar(V) of the Lord(W) at the entrance to the tent of meeting and burn the fat as an aroma pleasing to the Lord.(X) They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the goat idols[c](Y) to whom they prostitute themselves.(Z) This is to be a lasting ordinance(AA) for them and for the generations to come.’(AB)

“Say to them: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing among them who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice and does not bring it to the entrance to the tent(AC) of meeting(AD) to sacrifice it to the Lord(AE) must be cut off from the people of Israel.

10 “‘I will set my face against any Israelite or any foreigner residing among them who eats blood,(AF) and I will cut them off from the people. 11 For the life of a creature is in the blood,(AG) and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.[d](AH) 12 Therefore I say to the Israelites, “None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner residing among you eat blood.”

13 “‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with earth,(AI) 14 because the life of every creature is its blood. That is why I have said to the Israelites, “You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off.”(AJ)

15 “‘Anyone, whether native-born or foreigner, who eats anything(AK) found dead or torn by wild animals(AL) must wash their clothes and bathe with water,(AM) and they will be ceremonially unclean till evening;(AN) then they will be clean. 16 But if they do not wash their clothes and bathe themselves, they will be held responsible.(AO)’”

Unlawful Sexual Relations

18 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘I am the Lord your God.(AP) You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.(AQ) You must obey my laws(AR) and be careful to follow my decrees.(AS) I am the Lord your God.(AT) Keep my decrees and laws,(AU) for the person who obeys them will live by them.(AV) I am the Lord.

“‘No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the Lord.

“‘Do not dishonor your father(AW) by having sexual relations with your mother.(AX) She is your mother; do not have relations with her.

“‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife;(AY) that would dishonor your father.(AZ)

“‘Do not have sexual relations with your sister,(BA) either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere.(BB)

10 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; that would dishonor you.

11 “‘Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father’s wife, born to your father; she is your sister.

12 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s sister;(BC) she is your father’s close relative.

13 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister,(BD) because she is your mother’s close relative.

14 “‘Do not dishonor your father’s brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.(BE)

15 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law.(BF) She is your son’s wife; do not have relations with her.(BG)

16 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your brother’s wife;(BH) that would dishonor your brother.

17 “‘Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter.(BI) Do not have sexual relations with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.

18 “‘Do not take your wife’s sister(BJ) as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living.

19 “‘Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness(BK) of her monthly period.(BL)

20 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife(BM) and defile yourself with her.

21 “‘Do not give any of your children(BN) to be sacrificed to Molek,(BO) for you must not profane the name of your God.(BP) I am the Lord.(BQ)

22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman;(BR) that is detestable.(BS)

23 “‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.(BT)

24 “‘Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you(BU) became defiled.(BV) 25 Even the land was defiled;(BW) so I punished it for its sin,(BX) and the land vomited out its inhabitants.(BY) 26 But you must keep my decrees and my laws.(BZ) The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things, 27 for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. 28 And if you defile the land,(CA) it will vomit you out(CB) as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

29 “‘Everyone who does any of these detestable things—such persons must be cut off from their people. 30 Keep my requirements(CC) and do not follow any of the detestable customs that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the Lord your God.(CD)’”


  1. Leviticus 16:29 Or must fast; also in verse 31
  2. Leviticus 17:3 The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.
  3. Leviticus 17:7 Or the demons
  4. Leviticus 17:11 Or atonement by the life in the blood

Cross references:

  1. Leviticus 16:29 : S Ex 12:14
  2. Leviticus 16:29 : Lev 25:9
  3. Leviticus 16:29 : ver 31; Lev 23:27, 32; Nu 29:7; Isa 58:3
  4. Leviticus 16:29 : S Ex 31:15; S Lev 23:28
  5. Leviticus 16:29 : Ex 12:19
  6. Leviticus 16:30 : S Ex 30:10
  7. Leviticus 16:30 : Ps 51:2; Jer 33:8; Eze 36:33; Zec 13:1; Eph 5:26
  8. Leviticus 16:31 : Ezr 8:21; Isa 58:3, 5; Da 10:12
  9. Leviticus 16:31 : Ac 27:9
  10. Leviticus 16:32 : S Ex 30:30
  11. Leviticus 16:32 : S ver 4; S Ex 28:2
  12. Leviticus 16:33 : S ver 11, 16-18; Eze 45:18
  13. Leviticus 16:34 : S Ex 27:21
  14. Leviticus 16:34 : Heb 9:7, 25
  15. Leviticus 17:2 : Lev 10:6, 12
  16. Leviticus 17:3 : S Lev 3:7
  17. Leviticus 17:3 : S Lev 7:23
  18. Leviticus 17:4 : ver 9; 1Ki 8:4; 2Ch 1:3
  19. Leviticus 17:4 : Dt 12:5-21
  20. Leviticus 17:4 : S Ge 17:14
  21. Leviticus 17:5 : S Lev 3:1; Eze 43:27
  22. Leviticus 17:6 : S Lev 4:18
  23. Leviticus 17:6 : S Lev 3:2
  24. Leviticus 17:6 : S Lev 1:9
  25. Leviticus 17:7 : S Ex 22:20
  26. Leviticus 17:7 : S Ex 34:15; Jer 3:6, 9; Eze 23:3; 1Co 10:20
  27. Leviticus 17:7 : S Ex 12:14
  28. Leviticus 17:7 : S Ge 9:12
  29. Leviticus 17:9 : S Lev 1:3
  30. Leviticus 17:9 : S ver 4
  31. Leviticus 17:9 : S Lev 3:7
  32. Leviticus 17:10 : S Ge 9:4
  33. Leviticus 17:11 : ver 14
  34. Leviticus 17:11 : Heb 9:22
  35. Leviticus 17:13 : Lev 7:26; Eze 24:7; 33:25; Ac 15:20
  36. Leviticus 17:14 : S Ge 9:4
  37. Leviticus 17:15 : S Lev 7:24
  38. Leviticus 17:15 : S Ex 22:31
  39. Leviticus 17:15 : S Lev 14:8
  40. Leviticus 17:15 : S Lev 11:40
  41. Leviticus 17:16 : S Lev 5:1
  42. Leviticus 18:2 : S Ge 17:7
  43. Leviticus 18:3 : ver 24-30; S Ex 23:24; Dt 18:9; 2Ki 16:3; 17:8; 1Ch 5:25
  44. Leviticus 18:4 : S Ge 26:5
  45. Leviticus 18:4 : Dt 4:1; 1Ki 11:11; Jer 44:10, 23; Eze 11:12
  46. Leviticus 18:4 : ver 2
  47. Leviticus 18:5 : S Ge 26:5
  48. Leviticus 18:5 : Dt 4:1; Ne 9:29; Isa 55:3; Eze 18:9; 20:11; Am 5:4-6; Mt 19:17; S Ro 10:5*; Gal 3:12*
  49. Leviticus 18:7 : ver 8; Lev 20:11; Dt 27:20
  50. Leviticus 18:7 : Eze 22:10
  51. Leviticus 18:8 : 1Co 5:1
  52. Leviticus 18:8 : Ge 35:22; Lev 20:11; Dt 22:30; 27:20
  53. Leviticus 18:9 : ver 11; Lev 20:17; Dt 27:22
  54. Leviticus 18:9 : Lev 20:17; Dt 27:22; 2Sa 13:13; Eze 22:11
  55. Leviticus 18:12 : ver 13; Lev 20:19
  56. Leviticus 18:13 : S ver 12, 14; Lev 20:20
  57. Leviticus 18:14 : S ver 13
  58. Leviticus 18:15 : S Ge 11:31; S 38:16
  59. Leviticus 18:15 : Eze 22:11
  60. Leviticus 18:16 : Lev 20:21; Mt 14:4; Mk 6:18
  61. Leviticus 18:17 : Lev 20:14; Dt 27:23
  62. Leviticus 18:18 : S Ge 30:1
  63. Leviticus 18:19 : S Lev 15:25-30
  64. Leviticus 18:19 : S Lev 15:24
  65. Leviticus 18:20 : S Ex 20:14; Mt 5:27, 28; 1Co 6:9; Heb 13:4
  66. Leviticus 18:21 : Dt 12:31; 18:10; 2Ki 16:3; 17:17; 21:6; 23:10; 2Ch 28:1-4; 33:6; Ps 106:37, 38; Isa 57:5; Jer 7:30, 31; 19:5; 32:35; Eze 16:20; Mic 6:7
  67. Leviticus 18:21 : Lev 20:2-5; Dt 9:4; 1Ki 11:5, 7, 33; Isa 57:9; Jer 32:35; 49:1; Zep 1:5
  68. Leviticus 18:21 : Lev 19:12; 21:6; Isa 48:11; Eze 22:26; 36:20; Am 2:7; Mal 1:12
  69. Leviticus 18:21 : S Ex 6:2
  70. Leviticus 18:22 : Lev 20:13; Dt 23:18; Ro 1:27; 1Co 6:9
  71. Leviticus 18:22 : S Ge 19:5
  72. Leviticus 18:23 : Ex 22:19; Lev 20:15; Dt 27:21
  73. Leviticus 18:24 : ver 3, 27, 30; Lev 20:23
  74. Leviticus 18:24 : Dt 9:4; 18:12
  75. Leviticus 18:25 : Nu 35:34; Dt 21:23
  76. Leviticus 18:25 : Lev 20:23; Dt 9:5; 12:31; 18:12
  77. Leviticus 18:25 : ver 28; Lev 20:22; Job 20:15; Jer 51:34
  78. Leviticus 18:26 : S Ge 26:5
  79. Leviticus 18:28 : Lev 20:22; Ezr 9:11; La 1:17
  80. Leviticus 18:28 : S ver 25
  81. Leviticus 18:30 : S Lev 8:35
  82. Leviticus 18:30 : ver 2
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Mark 7:24-8:10

Jesus Honors a Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith(A)

24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.[a](B) He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit(C) came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

27 “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

28 “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

29 Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”

30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man(D)

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre(E) and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee(F) and into the region of the Decapolis.[b](G) 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk,(H) and they begged Jesus to place his hand on(I) him.

33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit(J) and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven(K) and with a deep sigh(L) said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.(M)

36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone.(N) But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand(O)(P)(Q)

During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people;(R) they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”

His disciples answered, “But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?”

“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.

“Seven,” they replied.

He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people, and they did so. They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.(S) The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.(T) About four thousand were present. After he had sent them away, 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.


  1. Mark 7:24 Many early manuscripts Tyre and Sidon
  2. Mark 7:31 That is, the Ten Cities
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Psalm 41

Psalm 41[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Blessed(A) are those who have regard for the weak;(B)
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.(C)
The Lord protects(D) and preserves them—(E)
they are counted among the blessed in the land—(F)
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.(G)
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed(H)
and restores them from their bed of illness.(I)

I said, “Have mercy(J) on me, Lord;
heal(K) me, for I have sinned(L) against you.”
My enemies say of me in malice,
“When will he die and his name perish?(M)
When one of them comes to see me,
he speaks falsely,(N) while his heart gathers slander;(O)
then he goes out and spreads(P) it around.

All my enemies whisper together(Q) against me;
they imagine the worst for me, saying,
“A vile disease has afflicted him;
he will never get up(R) from the place where he lies.”
Even my close friend,(S)
someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
has turned[b] against me.(T)

10 But may you have mercy(U) on me, Lord;
raise me up,(V) that I may repay(W) them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me,(X)
for my enemy does not triumph over me.(Y)
12 Because of my integrity(Z) you uphold me(AA)
and set me in your presence forever.(AB)

13 Praise(AC) be to the Lord, the God of Israel,(AD)
from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.(AE)


  1. Psalm 41:1 In Hebrew texts 41:1-13 is numbered 41:2-14.
  2. Psalm 41:9 Hebrew has lifted up his heel
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Proverbs 10:15-16

15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,(A)
but poverty is the ruin of the poor.(B)

16 The wages of the righteous is life,(C)
but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.(D)

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02/24/2019 DAB Transcript

Leviticus 15:1-16:28, Mark 7:1-23, Psalms 40:11-17, Proverbs 10:13-14

Today is the 24th day of February. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is great to be here with you once again from the Sea of Galilee and we are wandering around this region immersing ourselves in the region and chasing the story of Jesus and it is profound to say the least. And we’ll talk about that a little bit more at the end. Thank you for your continued prayers as we continue this pilgrimage and journey through the land of the Bible. We had a great time last night, which would have been yesterday for most people, broadcasting live from the Sea of Galilee, and just kind of sharing some of our stories and interacting a little bit. That’s always, always, always a good time. If you weren’t able to be there virtually, if you weren’t able to watch you can go back to the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page and see it and see it for yourself. Okay. So, we’ve got a brand-new, shiny, sparkly week out in front of us and we’re walking through that threshold and into this new week together and it’s all new again and we’ll live into this week and invite the Holy Spirit to guide our steps. This week we’ll read from the new International version and we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday. Leviticus chapter 15 verse 1 through 16 verse 28 today.


We thank You Father for another day in Your word and we thank You for this threshold that we cross every seven days into a new week because it reminds us that Your mercies are new every morning and that this week we haven’t done anything yet, we haven’t messed anything up, we haven’t made any missteps. All is out before us and we choose in advance to humble ourselves under Your mighty hand and submit ourselves to the leadership of Your Holy Spirit. Come Holy Spirit, lead us into all truth, lead us on the narrow path that leads to life. We ask this expectantly in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.


Okay. So, here in Israel yesterday we got up and our first stop was about an hour drive from the Sea of Galilee to a little place known as Cana. And Cana is, you know, famous because this is the place where Jesus performed His first miracle at a wedding. And, so, it’s a church and there’s not a whole lot to see there and it’s kind of built up and, you know, there’s a lot going on and it’s really crowded usually and that was the case, but we do go there and appreciate the fact that the first miracle was at a wedding and 29 of the couples on this trip renewed their vows of marriage, recommitting themselves to one another are reaffirming their commitment to one another there at Cana and that’s always a fun thing to watch, a fun thing to be involved in, another holy moment. It struck me last year and I think it will always be this way from now on, with that many couples you’re looking at centuries of wisdom in marriage, you know, like every hard thing that a couple could go through is probably represented in the group and it’s like, this can happen if we’re in this with God and we are for each other. And, so, just reminding myself and we’re reminding the couples that this is a miracle, it’s a miracle to have this many years of marriage represented and it’s miracle just to stay in the fight and to stay in the love commitment, the covenant of marriage. So, we did that and then we left and we had, I guess, about an hour drive over to Beit She’an, which is an epic location, really representing maybe pre-Canaanite but Canaanites forward. It’s just a large, sprawling Decapolis city, one of the cities of the Decapolis referred to in the New Testament and it’s just huge. I mean, even this space of time that we have to explore kind of the central area that takes some time, the place is just massive. It could literally take from sunup to sundown just to explore there, but we definitely got the highlights and an understanding and a rootedness in what’s going on and its position in in biblical history. So, we spent time there and had some lunch there. We had some…like a picnic brought in so that we could just sit outside and eat and it was beautiful day and then we moved back North toward the Sea of Galilee on the eastern side to a place called Persee. This is the site where Jesus cast the demons into the swine. And every time we pass the story in the Gospels and, you know, every time I’m here, I’ve even written about this in the past, this particular place. It’s because the man, the man possessed with a demon, he’s running naked down the shore asking Jesus why He’s interfering with him. And then after he’s set free the people are asking Jesus to leave because they’re freaked out and I just…I find myself in that story in so many situations. We can invite God fully to have access to every part of our lives and ask Him to pull us forward and ask for a deepening intimacy and then when He does begin to answer that prayer and that prayer is invariably going to be answered with some sort of disruption because we’re asking for a closeness that maybe we don’t sense and that means whatever else is taking up that space has probably got to be moved around or to be gone. So, we find ourselves saying, “why are you interfering with me?” But it’s like Jesus is saying, “this is what you asked for, this is…this is the path to freedom.” And I also find myself with the people asking Jesus to leave. You know, when God is moving in a way that’s like not clear or uncertain or disruptive or that somehow its just different than what I was expecting I find myself doing the same thing. We probably all do. So, we took some time and what a lovely perfect day. Like it just…beautiful climate, temperatures, lushness, the flowers are blooming from the springtime. It’s just beautiful. So, a place to have, finally, some serene moments to ourselves to just contemplate. And then our final stop of the day up on the Golan Heights to overlook the sea of Galilee and another of the Decapolis cities known as Hippos Sussita and that ended our day back down the mountain and back to where we’re staying for some dinner and then for some time together. It’s like really we’ve only been on our journey for several days but in many ways it feels like several weeks. You know, we’re covering so much ground and drinking in so much so quickly and so just kind of get together and debrief and just talk about it a little bit. Its fun. And to be able to share that with the community is also fun. So, we did that Facebook live last night and had a blast and you can go back and watch that if you haven’t had a chance at Facebook.com/dailyaudiobible.

And speaking of being here, we are already committing ourselves to coming back next year at this time and registration for the that event next year is open now and ironically is filling up, faster than any other one so far. So, you can check that out at dailyaudiobible.com in the Initiatives section. You’ll see Israel 2020 or just look at the Initiatives button on the navigation bar at the top, Israel 2020. You’ll get all of the details, all your questions answered. If coming here is something that you feel compelled to do, that you want to take a pilgrimage to this land of the Bible and watch the Bible begin to come alive before your eyes then just certainly check it out. We’d love to love to spend this time with you. It's…well…it’s a pilgrimage and a pilgrimage is a long and difficult journey to somewhere holy. And I think that's…I think that’s what we’re feeling, that’s what we’re doing. And, so, you are you are welcome to join us. Check it out at dailyaudiobible.com in the Initiatives section, Israel 2020.

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And, as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi beautiful family this is pastor Gene from Bradenton Florida. I love You guys very much. __ Father, we love You so much. You are so good, so faithful, so deserving of our trust. You have never failed us and You are not about to start failing us now. __, You have brought us to this place to come to the land that You’ve given us, and we have to __ and we have to fight but the land is ours. You have given it to us because we are only __ because we are only __ in You God. Father we lift up Jared’s mom. She is in a lot of anguish trying to figure out what to do with Jared __ in her to lift him up. Father __. Father __ to make the right call. Father, in the name of Jesus help her Father. Help her. I know it’s hard. I’m a mom of a boy too and You are just so precious to us God. So, I understand my sister’s anguish and I pray that You will just calm her heart and give her the reassurance of what she is doing one way or the other. Give her peace __ Father and love Jared __.  Your word says that no __ at the moment but that eventually it __ the righteousness. So, I’m praying for a full transformation in Jared’s life. And Father we welcome our sister Allison that is being brought to the community by our other dear sister Allison from Oklahoma City and we welcome her, and we bless her in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family, this is Terry the trucker. I haven’t called in in a while, but I wanted to call in and give an update for those of you that don’t follow Facebook, I kinda got wrapped up on it and givin’ updates on it and kinda neglecting my callin’ but I’ve been waiting…March 8th I have an appointment in Dallas. I have to travel about three hours to Dallas and I have to see an independent doctor to try and __ a knee injury and a back injury from Houston __. Everything else is…it’s a slowing healing and getting’ better, comin’ along. Still can’t walk very far. I can walk. That’s a blessing. __. Amen. __ and I do appreciate all the prayers __ and encouragement, phone calls and prayers and it’s truly a blessing. And you’re all in my prayers daily. Have a blessed day. Thank you.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family. This call is a surprise and I just feel like to me I was listening to my radio on my headset and all the sudden there’s Brian’s voice saying thank you for calling and went, oh my goodness what just happened? Now, I was avoiding calling. The Lord had been telling me to call. I was avoiding it. So, please don’t avoid that because He will call for you. So, I guess I’m calling today to…just a shout out to Melissa. I listened to your call actually three times over the weekend and since the weekend and my heart broke for you but all I could hear you saying was I’m trying, I’m struggling, I’m fighting, I’m doing everything I can do, but Melissa the Lord has never told us to do any of that. The Lord keeps telling us to rest, to trust, to be still. So, sister, be still, sit, stop struggling, and just listen to God, breathe, know he’s got you and understand that as long as you’re fighting and doing it your way He can’t intervene because He’s a gentleman, Ge won’t fight against you. So, sit still and know that He is your strong tower, He is your defense, He is your fortress, He is your mighty rock, He is everything you need. In this moment, God is t. So, take a deep breath, know that everybody listening to the Daily Audio Bible is lifting to up in prayer and you just need to rest and be still. So, I guess that was the word that the Lord wanted me to say because He’s been putting it in my mind all week and I’ve been avoiding it. So, don’t avoid those promptings. Real quick shot out, Anita Allison, I don’t know, you and I must have been separated at birth. Every time you call in my heart just jumps. You’re not only a sister in faith but I believe you’re a __ sister too. So, looking forward to bike season startin’ and…

Hello DAB family, this is Sharon in Southern California. I’m calling again with an update. My daughter and I are still not speaking. I found out that she is trying to move out of state and to take the kids with her, which of course is very hurtful. Also, my husband is unhappy with his job, so he’s looking for another job. He’s willing to work for no pay. So, that would mean that a loss of income. So, please pray for that situation, that the Lord will provide. And also, I have good news. I got promoted after 12 years. So, I’m really excited about that. So, I know that the Lord is still working in my life and still working things out because my daughter is in counseling. So, that’s one of the things I was praying for. So, I’m grateful for that. So, thanks. Still continue to pray for me as I continue pray for all of you. I love you so much and I thank you and I thank God for this community and for your prayers. And please continue to watch out for one another in love.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday February 24, 2019 (NIV)

Leviticus 15:1-16:28

Discharges Causing Uncleanness

15 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When any man has an unusual bodily discharge,(A) such a discharge is unclean. Whether it continues flowing from his body or is blocked, it will make him unclean. This is how his discharge will bring about uncleanness:

“‘Any bed the man with a discharge lies on will be unclean, and anything he sits on will be unclean. Anyone who touches his bed must wash their clothes(B) and bathe with water,(C) and they will be unclean till evening.(D) Whoever sits on anything that the man with a discharge sat on must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘Whoever touches the man(E) who has a discharge(F) must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘If the man with the discharge spits(G) on anyone who is clean, they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘Everything the man sits on when riding will be unclean, 10 and whoever touches any of the things that were under him will be unclean till evening; whoever picks up those things(H) must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

11 “‘Anyone the man with a discharge touches without rinsing his hands with water must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

12 “‘A clay pot(I) that the man touches must be broken, and any wooden article(J) is to be rinsed with water.

13 “‘When a man is cleansed from his discharge, he is to count off seven days(K) for his ceremonial cleansing; he must wash his clothes and bathe himself with fresh water, and he will be clean.(L) 14 On the eighth day he must take two doves or two young pigeons(M) and come before the Lord to the entrance to the tent of meeting and give them to the priest. 15 The priest is to sacrifice them, the one for a sin offering[a](N) and the other for a burnt offering.(O) In this way he will make atonement before the Lord for the man because of his discharge.(P)

16 “‘When a man has an emission of semen,(Q) he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.(R) 17 Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water, and it will be unclean till evening. 18 When a man has sexual relations with a woman and there is an emission of semen,(S) both of them must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

19 “‘When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period(T) will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening.

20 “‘Anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean. 21 Anyone who touches her bed will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.(U) 22 Anyone who touches anything she sits on will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. 23 Whether it is the bed or anything she was sitting on, when anyone touches it, they will be unclean till evening.

24 “‘If a man has sexual relations with her and her monthly flow(V) touches him, he will be unclean for seven days; any bed he lies on will be unclean.

25 “‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period(W) or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period. 26 Any bed she lies on while her discharge continues will be unclean, as is her bed during her monthly period, and anything she sits on will be unclean, as during her period. 27 Anyone who touches them will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

28 “‘When she is cleansed from her discharge, she must count off seven days, and after that she will be ceremonially clean. 29 On the eighth day she must take two doves or two young pigeons(X) and bring them to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 30 The priest is to sacrifice one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. In this way he will make atonement for her before the Lord for the uncleanness of her discharge.(Y)

31 “‘You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place,[b](Z) which is among them.’”

32 These are the regulations for a man with a discharge, for anyone made unclean by an emission of semen,(AA) 33 for a woman in her monthly period, for a man or a woman with a discharge, and for a man who has sexual relations with a woman who is ceremonially unclean.(AB)

The Day of Atonement(AC)

16 The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they approached the Lord.(AD) The Lord said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses(AE) into the Most Holy Place(AF) behind the curtain(AG) in front of the atonement cover(AH) on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear(AI) in the cloud(AJ) over the atonement cover.

“This is how Aaron is to enter the Most Holy Place:(AK) He must first bring a young bull(AL) for a sin offering[c] and a ram for a burnt offering.(AM) He is to put on the sacred linen tunic,(AN) with linen undergarments next to his body; he is to tie the linen sash around him and put on the linen turban.(AO) These are sacred garments;(AP) so he must bathe himself with water(AQ) before he puts them on.(AR) From the Israelite community(AS) he is to take two male goats(AT) for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.

“Aaron is to offer the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household.(AU) Then he is to take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting. He is to cast lots(AV) for the two goats—one lot for the Lord and the other for the scapegoat.[d](AW) Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the Lord and sacrifice it for a sin offering. 10 But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord to be used for making atonement(AX) by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat.

11 “Aaron shall bring the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household,(AY) and he is to slaughter the bull for his own sin offering. 12 He is to take a censer full of burning coals(AZ) from the altar before the Lord and two handfuls of finely ground fragrant incense(BA) and take them behind the curtain. 13 He is to put the incense on the fire before the Lord, and the smoke of the incense will conceal the atonement cover(BB) above the tablets of the covenant law, so that he will not die.(BC) 14 He is to take some of the bull’s blood(BD) and with his finger sprinkle it on the front of the atonement cover; then he shall sprinkle some of it with his finger seven times before the atonement cover.(BE)

15 “He shall then slaughter the goat for the sin offering for the people(BF) and take its blood behind the curtain(BG) and do with it as he did with the bull’s blood: He shall sprinkle(BH) it on the atonement cover and in front of it. 16 In this way he will make atonement(BI) for the Most Holy Place(BJ) because of the uncleanness and rebellion of the Israelites, whatever their sins have been. He is to do the same for the tent of meeting,(BK) which is among them in the midst of their uncleanness. 17 No one is to be in the tent of meeting from the time Aaron goes in to make atonement in the Most Holy Place until he comes out, having made atonement for himself, his household and the whole community of Israel.

18 “Then he shall come out to the altar(BL) that is before the Lord and make atonement for it. He shall take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on all the horns of the altar.(BM) 19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the uncleanness of the Israelites.(BN)

20 “When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward the live goat.(BO) 21 He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat(BP) and confess(BQ) over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task. 22 The goat will carry on itself all their sins(BR) to a remote place; and the man shall release it in the wilderness.

23 “Then Aaron is to go into the tent of meeting and take off the linen garments(BS) he put on before he entered the Most Holy Place, and he is to leave them there.(BT) 24 He shall bathe himself with water in the sanctuary area(BU) and put on his regular garments.(BV) Then he shall come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself and the burnt offering for the people,(BW) to make atonement for himself and for the people.(BX) 25 He shall also burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar.

26 “The man who releases the goat as a scapegoat(BY) must wash his clothes(BZ) and bathe himself with water;(CA) afterward he may come into the camp. 27 The bull and the goat for the sin offerings, whose blood was brought into the Most Holy Place to make atonement, must be taken outside the camp;(CB) their hides, flesh and intestines are to be burned up. 28 The man who burns them must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward he may come into the camp.(CC)


  1. Leviticus 15:15 Or purification offering; also in verse 30
  2. Leviticus 15:31 Or my tabernacle
  3. Leviticus 16:3 Or purification offering; here and throughout this chapter
  4. Leviticus 16:8 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain; also in verses 10 and 26.

Cross references:

  1. Leviticus 15:2 : ver 16, 32; Lev 22:4; Nu 5:2; 2Sa 3:29; Mt 9:20
  2. Leviticus 15:5 : S Lev 11:25
  3. Leviticus 15:5 : Lev 14:8
  4. Leviticus 15:5 : S Lev 11:24
  5. Leviticus 15:7 : ver 19; Lev 22:5
  6. Leviticus 15:7 : ver 16; Lev 22:4
  7. Leviticus 15:8 : Nu 12:14
  8. Leviticus 15:10 : Nu 19:10
  9. Leviticus 15:12 : S Lev 6:28
  10. Leviticus 15:12 : S Lev 11:32
  11. Leviticus 15:13 : S Lev 8:33
  12. Leviticus 15:13 : ver 5
  13. Leviticus 15:14 : Lev 14:22
  14. Leviticus 15:15 : Lev 5:7
  15. Leviticus 15:15 : Lev 14:31
  16. Leviticus 15:15 : S Lev 14:18, 19
  17. Leviticus 15:16 : S ver 2; Dt 23:10
  18. Leviticus 15:16 : ver 5; Dt 23:11
  19. Leviticus 15:18 : 1Sa 21:4
  20. Leviticus 15:19 : S ver 24
  21. Leviticus 15:21 : ver 27
  22. Leviticus 15:24 : ver 19; Lev 12:2; 18:19; 20:18; Eze 18:6
  23. Leviticus 15:25 : Mt 9:20; Mk 5:25; Lk 8:43
  24. Leviticus 15:29 : Lev 14:22
  25. Leviticus 15:30 : Lev 5:10; 14:20, 31; 18:19; 2Sa 11:4; Mk 5:25; Lk 8:43
  26. Leviticus 15:31 : Lev 20:3; Nu 5:3; 19:13, 20; 2Sa 15:25; 2Ki 21:7; Ps 33:14; 74:7; 76:2; Eze 5:11; 23:38
  27. Leviticus 15:32 : S ver 2
  28. Leviticus 15:33 : ver 19, 24, 25
  29. Leviticus 16:1 : 16:2-34pp — Lev 23:26-32; Nu 29:7-11
  30. Leviticus 16:1 : S Lev 10:1
  31. Leviticus 16:2 : Ex 30:10; Heb 9:7
  32. Leviticus 16:2 : S Ex 26:33; Heb 9:25; 10:19
  33. Leviticus 16:2 : S Ex 26:33; Heb 6:19
  34. Leviticus 16:2 : S Ex 26:34
  35. Leviticus 16:2 : S Ex 25:22
  36. Leviticus 16:2 : S Ex 40:34; S 2Sa 22:10
  37. Leviticus 16:3 : ver 6; Lev 4:1-12; Heb 9:24, 25
  38. Leviticus 16:3 : S Lev 4:3
  39. Leviticus 16:3 : ver 5
  40. Leviticus 16:4 : S Lev 8:13
  41. Leviticus 16:4 : S Ex 28:39
  42. Leviticus 16:4 : ver 32; S Ex 28:42; 29:29, 30; Lev 21:10; Nu 20:26, 28
  43. Leviticus 16:4 : S Ex 29:4; Heb 10:22
  44. Leviticus 16:4 : Eze 9:2; 44:17-18
  45. Leviticus 16:5 : S Lev 4:13-21
  46. Leviticus 16:5 : ver 20; S Lev 4:3; 2Ch 29:23; Ps 50:9
  47. Leviticus 16:6 : Lev 9:7; Heb 7:27; 9:7, 12
  48. Leviticus 16:8 : Nu 26:55, 56; 33:54; 34:13; Jos 14:2; 18:6; Jdg 20:9; Ne 10:34; Est 3:7; 9:24; Ps 22:18; Pr 16:33
  49. Leviticus 16:8 : ver 10, 26
  50. Leviticus 16:10 : Isa 53:4-10; S Ro 3:25
  51. Leviticus 16:11 : S ver 6, 24, 33
  52. Leviticus 16:12 : S Lev 10:1; Rev 8:5
  53. Leviticus 16:12 : S Ex 25:6; 30:34-38
  54. Leviticus 16:13 : S Ex 25:17
  55. Leviticus 16:13 : S Ex 28:43
  56. Leviticus 16:14 : S Lev 4:5; Heb 9:7, 13, 25
  57. Leviticus 16:14 : S Lev 4:6
  58. Leviticus 16:15 : S Lev 4:13-21; Heb 7:27; 9:7, 12; 13:11
  59. Leviticus 16:15 : Heb 9:3
  60. Leviticus 16:15 : S Lev 4:17; Nu 19:19; Isa 52:15; Eze 36:25
  61. Leviticus 16:16 : S Ex 29:36; S Ro 3:25
  62. Leviticus 16:16 : S Ex 26:33; Heb 9:25
  63. Leviticus 16:16 : Ex 29:4; S 40:2
  64. Leviticus 16:18 : S Lev 4:7
  65. Leviticus 16:18 : S Lev 4:25
  66. Leviticus 16:19 : Eze 43:20
  67. Leviticus 16:20 : S ver 5
  68. Leviticus 16:21 : S Ex 29:10
  69. Leviticus 16:21 : S Lev 5:5
  70. Leviticus 16:22 : S Ex 28:38; Isa 53:12
  71. Leviticus 16:23 : S Ex 28:42
  72. Leviticus 16:23 : Eze 42:14
  73. Leviticus 16:24 : S Lev 6:16
  74. Leviticus 16:24 : ver 3-5
  75. Leviticus 16:24 : Lev 1:3
  76. Leviticus 16:24 : S ver 11
  77. Leviticus 16:26 : S ver 8
  78. Leviticus 16:26 : S Lev 11:25
  79. Leviticus 16:26 : Lev 14:8
  80. Leviticus 16:27 : S Ex 29:14
  81. Leviticus 16:28 : Nu 19:8, 10
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Mark 7:1-23

That Which Defiles(A)

The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled,(B) that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.(C) When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.[a])(D)

So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders(E) instead of eating their food with defiled hands?”

He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

“‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.’[b](F)

You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”(G)

And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe[c] your own traditions!(H) 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’[d](I) and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’[e](J) 11 But you say(K) that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)— 12 then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother. 13 Thus you nullify the word of God(L) by your tradition(M) that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.”

14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.” [16] [f]

17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him(N) about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? 19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods(O) clean.)(P)

20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed,(Q) malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”


  1. Mark 7:4 Some early manuscripts pitchers, kettles and dining couches
  2. Mark 7:7 Isaiah 29:13
  3. Mark 7:9 Some manuscripts set up
  4. Mark 7:10 Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
  5. Mark 7:10 Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9
  6. Mark 7:16 Some manuscripts include here the words of 4:23.
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Psalm 40:11-17

11 Do not withhold your mercy(A) from me, Lord;
may your love(B) and faithfulness(C) always protect(D) me.
12 For troubles(E) without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.(F)
They are more than the hairs of my head,(G)
and my heart fails(H) within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, Lord;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.(I)

14 May all who want to take my life(J)
be put to shame and confusion;(K)
may all who desire my ruin(L)
be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”(M)
be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek you(N)
rejoice and be glad(O) in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”(P)

17 But as for me, I am poor and needy;(Q)
may the Lord think(R) of me.
You are my help(S) and my deliverer;(T)
you are my God, do not delay.(U)

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Proverbs 10:13-14

13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,(A)
but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.(B)

14 The wise store up knowledge,(C)
but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.(D)

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