Exodus 28 (pes)
28:1And bring to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that they may minister to me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
28:2And you shall make holy vestments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.
28:3And you shall speak to all who are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make holy vestments for Aaron to consecrate him that he may minister to me in the priest's office.
28:4And these are the vestments which they shall make for them: a breastplate and an ephod and a robe and an embroidered coat and a mitre and a girdle; and they shall make holy vestments for Aaron your brother and his sons that they may minister to me in the priest's office.
28:5And they shall take gold and blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twined linen.
28:6And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twined linen, the work of a craftsman.
28:7It shall have the two shoulder-pieces thereof joined at the two edges; so it shall be joined together,
28:8And the embroidered girdle of the ephod which is upon it shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twined linen.
28:9And you shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel;
28:10Six of their names on one stone, and the other remaining six on the other stone, according to their birth;
28:11With the work of an engraver in stones, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel; and you shall mount them on the settings of gold.
28:12And you shall put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial to the children of Israel; and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
28:13And you shall make settings of gold;
28:14And two chains of pure gold, of braided work you shall make; twine, and fasten the two chains of braided work to the settings.
28:15And you shall make the breastplate of judgment with the work of a craftsman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue and of purple and of scarlet material and fine twined linen.
28:16It shall be foursquare being doubled; a span is its length and a span its width.
28:17And you shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones; the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald:
28:18And the second row a carbuncle, a sapphire, and a jasper.
28:19And the third row a jacinth (zircon), carnelian, and an amethyst.
28:20And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold in their enclosings.
28:21And the stones shall be engraved with the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one shall be engraved with his name according to the number of the twelve tribes.
28:22And you shall make upon the breastplate twin chains, braided work of pure gold.
28:23And you shall make upon the breastplate two rings of pure gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
28:24And you shall fasten the two braided chains of gold on the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.
28:25And the other two ends of the braided chains you shall fasten in the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod in front of it.
28:26And you shall make two rings of gold, and you shall put them upon the two ends of the breastplate on the border thereof which is in the side of the ephod from within.
28:27And you shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the joining thereof, above the embroidered girdle of the ephod.
28:28And they shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue that it may rest upon the embroidered girdle of the ephod, so that the breastplate may not come loose from the ephod.
28:29And Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he enters the holy place, for a continual memorial before the LORD .
28:30And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart when he enters before the LORD ; and Aaron shall bear the judgments of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
28:31And you shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
28:32And there shall be an opening in the top of it, in the midst thereof; and it shall have a binding of woven work round about the opening of it, hemmed on the edge so that it may not be torn.
28:33And on the hem of it you shall make pomegranates of blue and of purple and of scarlet round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold shall be between them round about:
28:34A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe round about.
28:35And it shall be upon Aaron when he ministers; and its sound shall be heard when he enters the holy place before the LORD and when he comes out, that he may not die.
28:36And you shall make a crown of pure gold, and engrave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD .
28:37And you shall put it on blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
28:38And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall bear the sins of the children of Israel when they shall offer holy sacrifices and all their holy gifts; and the mitre shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD .
28:39And you shall make the coat of fine linen, and you shall also make the mitre of fine linen and a girdle of embroidered work.
28:40And for Aaron's sons you shall make coats, and you shall make for them girdles, and bonnets you shall make for them, for glory and for beauty.
28:41And you shall put them upon Aaron your brother, and upon his sons with him; and shall anoint them and consecrate them and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest's office.
28:42And you shall make them breeches of fine linen to cover their nakedness; from their loins to their thighs they shall reach;
28:43And they shall be upon Aaron and upon his sons when they enter the tabernacle of the congregation or when they come near to the altar to minister in the holy place; that they may not bear iniquity and die; it shall be a statute for ever to Aaron and to his descendants after him.
John 7 (pes)
7:1After these things Jesus travelled in Galilee; for he did not wish to travel in Judea because the Jews wanted to kill him.
7:2Now the Jewish feast of the tabernacles was at hand.
7:3And his brothers said to Jesus, Depart from here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the works that you do.
7:4For there is no man who does anything in secret and yet wants it to become known. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the people.
7:5For not even his own brothers believed in Jesus.
7:6Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come; but your time is always here.
7:7The world cannot hate you; but it hates me, because I testify against it, that its works are evil.
7:8You go up to this feast; I am not going just now to this feast, for my time is not yet come.
7:9He said these things, and remained in Galilee.
7:10But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as it were in secret.
7:11The Jews were looking for him at the feast and said, Where is he?
7:12And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him; for some said, He is good; and others said, No, but he just deceives the people.
7:13But no man spoke openly about him, because of the fear of the Jews.
7:14Now about the middle period of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple and taught.
7:15And the Jews marvelled, saying, How does this man know how to read when he has not been instructed?
7:16Jesus answered, saying, My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
7:17He who wills to do his will can understand if my teaching is from God or if I am just speaking of my own accord.
7:18He who speaks of his own accord seeks glory for himself; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is no deception in his heart.
7:19Did not Moses give you the law? And yet no one of you obeys the law. Why do you want to kill me?
7:20The people answered, saying, You are crazy; who wants to kill you?
7:21Jesus answered, saying to them, I have done one work, and all of you marvel.
7:22Moses gave you circumcision, not because it is from Moses, but because it is from the forefathers; and yet you circumcise a man on the sabbath.
7:23So if a man is circumcised on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken; yet you murmur at me, because I healed a whole man [Circumcision affected only one part of the body. Jesus here healed the whole body; and so his work on the Sabbath was more important than circumcision.] on the sabbath day?
7:24Do not judge by partiality, but judge a just judgment.
7:25Then some of the men of Jerusalem were saying, Is not this the man whom they want to kill?
7:26And yet he speaks openly, but they say nothing to him. Perhaps our elders have found out that he is the Christ?
7:27Howbeit we know whence he comes; but when the Christ comes, no man will know whence he comes.
7:28Jesus then lifted up his voice as he taught in the temple, saying, You know me, and you know whence I come; and yet I have not come of my own accord, but he who sent me is true, whom you do not know.
7:29But I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me.
7:30So they wanted to seize him; and no man laid hands on him, because his time had not yet come.
7:31But a great many of the people believed in him and said, When the Christ comes, will he do greater wonders than this man does?
7:32The Pharisees heard the people talking about him; so they and the high priests sent soldiers to arrest him.
7:33And Jesus said, I am with you just a short while, and I am going to him who sent me.
7:34You will seek me, but you will not find me; and where I am you cannot come.
7:35Then the Jews said among themselves, Where is he going, that we cannot find him? Is he planning to go to the countries of the Gentiles to teach the pagans?
7:36What does this word mean which he said, You will seek me and you will not find me, and where I am you cannot come?
7:37Now on the greatest day, which is the last day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
7:38Whoever believes in me, just as the scriptures have said, the rivers of living water shall flow from within him.
7:39He said this concerning the Spirit, which they who believe in him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
7:40Many of the people who heard his words were saying, This man truly is a prophet.
7:41Others were saying, He is the Christ; but others said, Is it possible that Christ should come from Galilee?
7:42Does not the scripture say that Christ will come from the seed of David and from Bethlehem, the town of David?
7:43So the people were divided because of him.
7:44And there were some men among them who wanted to seize him; but no man laid hands on him.
7:45And the soldiers returned to the high priests and the Pharisees; and the priests said to them, Why did you not bring him?
7:46The soldiers said to them, Never a man has spoken as this man speaks.
7:47The Pharisees said to them, What! have you also been deceived?
7:48Have any of the leaders or of the Pharisees believed in him,
7:49Except this cursed people who do not know the law?
7:50Nicodemus, one of them, who had come to Jesus at night, said to them,
7:51Does our law convict a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he has done?
7:52They answered, saying to him, What! are you also from Galilee? Search and see that no prophet will rise up from Galilee. [Galilee was the land of the Gentiles and of mixed races, the descendants of those who were transferred from Assyria during the captivity.]
7:53So everyone went to his own house.
Proverbs 4 (pes)
4:1Hear, O my children, the instruction of a father, and give ear to knowledge and understanding.
4:2Because I give you good doctrine, do not forsake my law.
4:3For I was also a son to my father, tender and the only begotten in the sight of my mother.
4:4He taught me, and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live; and let my law be as the pupil of the eye.
4:5Get wisdom, get understanding; and turn not aside from the words of my mouth.
4:6Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; love her, and she will save you.
4:7Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all your substance get understanding.
4:8Love her, and she shall exalt you; embrace her, and she shall honor you.
4:9She shall put upon your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she bestow upon you.
4:10Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life shall be many.
4:11I have taught you the ways of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.
4:12When you walk, your steps will not be unsteady; and when you run, you will not stumble.
4:13Take fast hold of my instruction, and do not forsake her; keep her, for she is your life.
4:14Do not walk in the way of evil men, and do not envy the way of the wicked.
4:15The place where they dwell, do not pass by it, turn away from it,
4:16For they do not sleep until they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away until their evil devices are carried out.
4:17For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
4:18But the path of the righteous is like the shining light that shines more and more unto the perfect day.
4:19The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know at what they stumble.
4:20My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.
4:21Do not let them depart from your eyes; but keep them in the midst of your heart.
4:22For they are life to him who finds them, and health to all his flesh.
4:23Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.
4:24Put away from you a perverse mouth, and the counsel of deceit put far from your lips.
4:25Let your eyes look straight forward, and let your eyelids look straight before you.
4:26Keep your feet away from evil paths; then all your ways shall be firm.
4:27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; but remove your foot from evil.
Galatians 3 (pes)
3:1O FOOLISH Galatians, who has bewitched you from your faith after Jesus Christ, crucified, has been pictured before your eyes?
3:2This only I want to know from you, Did you receive the Spirit through the works of the law or through obedience to faith?
3:3Are you so foolish, after having begun with spiritual things, to end now with things of the flesh?
3:4Have you believed all these things in vain? I hope that it is to no purpose.
3:5Does he therefore who gives you the Spirit and works miracles among you do these things by the works of the law or by obedience to faith?
3:6Just as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness,
3:7You must know therefore that those who trust in faith are the children of Abraham.
3:8Because God knew in advance that the Gentiles would be declared righteous through faith, he first preached to Abraham, as it is said in the Holy Scripture, In you shall all the Gentiles be blessed.
3:9So then, it is the believers who are blessed through Abraham the faithful.
3:10For those who rely on the works of the law are still under the curse; for as it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not practice everything which is written in the book of the law.
3:11But that no man is justified by the law before God, is evident; for, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith.
3:12Thus the law is not made by faith, but, Whosoever shall do the things which are written in it shall live in it.
3:13Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming accursed for our sakes (for it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a cross),
3:14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
3:15My brethren, I speak as I would to an assembly of men: Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man can reject it or change anything in it.
3:16Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his descendants as a covenant. He did not say, To your descendants, as of many, but, To your descendants, as one, that is Christ.
3:17And this I say, that the covenant which was previously confirmed of God in Christ cannot be repudiated and the promise nullified by the law which came four hundred and thirty years later.
3:18For if the inheritance is by the law, then it would not be as the fulfillment of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
3:19Then what is the use of the law? It was added because of transgression, till the coming of the heir to whom the promise was made; and the law was given by angels by the hand of a mediator.
3:20Now a mediator does not represent one alone, but God is one.
3:21Is the law then against the promises of God? Far be it; for if a law had been given which could have wrought salvation, righteousness would truly have come as the result of the law.
3:22But the scripture has included everything under sin, that the promise by the faith of Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
3:23But before faith came, we were guided by the law, while we were waiting for the faith which was to be revealed.
3:24The law then was our pathfinder to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
3:25But since faith has come, we no longer are in need of the pathfinder.
3:26For you are all the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ.
3:27For those who have been baptized in the name of Christ have been clothed with Christ.
3:28There is neither Jew nor Aramean, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Jesus Christ.
3:29So if you belong to Christ, then you are descendants of Abraham, and his heirs according to the promise.