Basic English Version : Read the Bible in 1 Year

Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyRSS
reading for the day 26/02/2023 ; previous day - next day ; back to index ;
Leviticus 15 / Basic English

1. And the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron,
2. Say to the children of Israel: If a man has an unclean flow from his flesh, it will make him unclean.
3. If the flow goes on or if the part is stopped up, to keep back the flow, he is still unclean.
4. Every bed on which he has been resting will be unclean, and everything on which he has been seated will be unclean.
5. And anyone touching his bed is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening.
6. And he who has been seated on anything on which the unclean man has been seated is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening.
7. And anyone touching the flesh of the unclean man is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening.
8. And if liquid from the mouth of the unclean man comes on to him who is clean, then he is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening.
9. And any leather seat on a horse on which the unclean man has been seated will be unclean.
10. And anyone touching anything which was under him will be unclean till the evening; anyone taking up any of these things is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening.
11. And anyone on whom the unclean man puts his hands, without washing them in water, is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening.
12. And any vessel of earth which has been touched by the unclean man will have to be broken and any vessel of wood washed.
13. And when a man who has a flow from his body is made clean from it, he is to take seven days to make himself clean, washing his clothing and bathing his body in flowing water, and then he will be clean.
14. And on the eighth day he is to take two doves or two young pigeons and come before the Lord to the door of the Tent of meeting and give them to the priest:
15. And they are to be offered by the priest, one for a sin-offering and one for a burned offering, and the priest will take away his sin before the Lord on account of his flow.
16. And if a man's seed goes out from him, then all his body will have to be bathed in water and he will be unclean till evening.
17. And any clothing or skin on which the seed comes is to be washed with water and be unclean till evening.
18. And if a man has sex relations with a woman and his seed goes out from him, the two of them will have to be bathed in water and will be unclean till evening.
19. And if a woman has a flow of blood from her body, she will have to be kept separate for seven days, and anyone touching her will be unclean till evening.
20. And everything on which she has been resting, while she is kept separate, will be unclean, and everything on which she has been seated will be unclean.
21. And anyone touching her bed will have to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening.
22. And anyone touching anything on which she has been seated will have to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening.
23. Anyone touching anything on the bed or on the thing on which she has been seated, will be unclean till evening.
24. And if any man has sex relations with her so that her blood comes on him, he will be unclean for seven days and every bed on which he has been resting will be unclean.
25. And if a woman has a flow of blood for a long time, not at the time when she generally has it, or if the flow goes on longer than the normal time, she will be unclean while the flow of blood goes on, as she is at other normal times.
26. Every bed on which she has been resting will be unclean, as at the times when she normally has a flow of blood, and everything on which she has been seated will be unclean, in the same way.
27. And anyone touching these things will be unclean, and his clothing will have to be washed and his body bathed in water and he will be unclean till evening.
28. But when her flow of blood is stopped, after seven days she will be clean.
29. And on the eighth day let her get two doves or two young pigeons and take them to the priest to the door of the Tent of meeting,
30. To be offered by the priest, one for a sin-offering and one for a burned offering; and the priest will take away her sin before the Lord on account of her unclean condition.
31. In this way may the children of Israel be made free from all sorts of unclean conditions, so that death may not overtake them when they are unclean and when they make unclean my holy place which is among them.
32. This is the law for the man who has a flow from his body, or whose seed goes from him so that he is unclean;
33. And for her who has a flow of blood, and for any man or woman who has an unclean flow, and for him who has sex relations with a woman when she is unclean.
Leviticus 16 / Basic English

1. And the Lord said to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron when they took in strange fire before the Lord and death overtook them;
2. The Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron, your brother, that he may not come at all times into the holy place inside the veil, before the cover which is on the ark, for fear that death may overtake him; for I will be seen in the cloud on the cover of the ark.
3. Let Aaron come into the holy place in this way: with an ox for a sin-offering and a male sheep for a burned offering.
4. Let him put on the holy linen coat, and the linen trousers on his body, and the linen band round him, and the linen head-dress on his head; for this is holy clothing, and before he puts them on his body is to be washed with water.
5. And let him take from the children of Israel two he-goats for a sin-offering and one male sheep for a burned offering.
6. And Aaron is to give the ox of the sin-offering for himself, to make himself and his house free from sin.
7. And he is to take the two goats and put them before the Lord at the door of the Tent of meeting.
8. And Aaron will make selection from the two goats by the decision of the Lord, one goat for the Lord and one for Azazel.
9. And the goat which is marked out for the Lord, let Aaron give for a sin-offering.
10. But the goat for Azazel is to be placed living before the Lord, for the taking away of sin, that it may be sent away for Azazel into the waste land.
11. And Aaron is to give the ox of the sin-offering for himself and take away sin from himself and his house, and put to death the ox of the sin-offering which is for himself.
12. And he is to take a vessel full of burning coal from the altar before the Lord and in his hand some sweet perfume crushed small, and take it inside the veil;
13. And let him put the perfume on the fire before the Lord so that the ark may be covered with a cloud of the smoke of the perfume, in order that death may not overtake him.
14. And let him take some of the blood of the ox, shaking drops of it from his finger on the cover of the ark on the east side, and before it, seven times.
15. Then let him put to death the goat of the sin-offering for the people, and take its blood inside the veil and do with it as he did with the blood of the ox, shaking drops of it on and before the cover of the ark.
16. And let him make the holy place free from whatever is unclean among the children of Israel and from their wrongdoing in all their sins; and let him do the same for the Tent of meeting, which has its place among an unclean people.
17. And no man may be in the Tent of meeting from the time when Aaron goes in to take away sin in the holy place till he comes out, having made himself and his house and all the people of Israel free from sin.
18. And he is to go out to the altar which is before the Lord and make it free from sin; and he is to take some of the blood of the ox and the blood of the goat and put it on the horns of the altar and round it;
19. Shaking drops of the blood from his finger on it seven times to make it holy and clean from whatever is unclean among the children of Israel.
20. And when he has done whatever is necessary to make the holy place and the Tent of meeting and the altar free from sin, let him put the living goat before the Lord;
21. And Aaron, placing his two hands on the head of the living goat, will make a public statement over him of all the evil doings of the children of Israel and all their wrongdoing, in all their sins; and he will put them on the head of the goat and send him away, in the care of a man who will be waiting there, into the waste land.
22. And the goat will take all their sins into a land cut off from men, and he will send the goat away into the waste land.
23. Then let Aaron come into the Tent of meeting and take off the linen clothing which he put on when he went into the holy place, and put them down there;
24. And after bathing his body in water in a holy place, he is to put on his clothing and come out and give his burned offering and the burned offering of the people, to take away his sin and the sin of the people.
25. And the fat of the sin-offering is to be burned by him on the altar.
26. And the man who takes away the goat for Azazel is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and then he may come back to the tent-circle.
27. And the ox of the sin-offering and the goat of the sin-offering, whose blood was taken in to make the holy place free from sin, are to be taken away outside the tent-circle and their skins and their flesh and their waste are to be burned with fire.
28. And the man by whom they are burned is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water, and then he may come back to the tent-circle.
29. And let this be an order to you for ever: in the seventh month, on the tenth day, you are to keep yourselves from pleasure and do no sort of work, those who are Israelites by birth and those from other lands who are living among you:
30. For on this day your sin will be taken away and you will be clean: you will be made free from all your sins before the Lord.
31. It is a special Sabbath for you, and you are to keep yourselves from pleasure; it is an order for ever.
32. And the man on whose head the holy oil has been put, and who has been marked out to be a priest in his father's place, will do what is necessary to take away sin, and will put on the linen clothing, even the holy robes:
33. And he will make the holy place and the Tent of meeting and the altar free from sin; he will take away sin from the priests and from all the people.
34. And let this be an order for ever for you, so that the sin of the children of Israel may be taken away once every year. And he did as the Lord gave orders to Moses.
Mark 3 / Basic English

1. And he went again into the Synagogue; and there was a man there whose hand was dead.
2. And they were watching him to see if he would make him well on the Sabbath day, so that they might have something against him.
3. And he said to the man, Get up and come forward.
4. And he said to them, Is it right to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil? to give life or to put to death? But they said nothing.
5. And looking round on them he was angry, being sad because of their hard hearts; and he said to the man, Put out your hand. And he put it out, and his hand was made well.
6. And the Pharisees went out, and straight away made designs with the Herodians about how they might put him to death.
7. And Jesus went away with his disciples to the sea, and a great number from Galilee came after him: and from Judaea,
8. And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and the other side of Jordan, and the country about Tyre and Sidon, a great number, hearing what great things he did, came to him.
9. And he made a request to his disciples to have a little boat ready for him, so that he might not be crushed by the people;
10. For he had made such a great number well that all those who were diseased were falling down before him for the purpose of touching him.
11. And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, went down before him, crying out, and saying, You are the Son of God.
12. And he gave them special orders not to say who he was.
13. And he went up into the mountain, and sent for those whom it was his pleasure to have with him: and they went to him.
14. And he took twelve to be with him, so that he might send them out as preachers,
15. And give them the power of driving out evil spirits:
16. To Simon he gave the second name of Peter;
17. And to James, the son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James, he gave the second name of Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:
18. And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot;
19. And Judas Iscariot, who was false to him.
20. And he went into a house. And the people came together again, so that they were not even able to take bread.
21. And when his friends had news of it, they went out to get him, saying, He is off his head.
22. And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem, said, He has Beelzebub, and, By the ruler of evil spirits he sends evil spirits out of men.
23. And turning to them, he said to them in the form of a story, How is it possible for Satan to put out Satan?
24. If there is division in a kingdom, that kingdom will come to destruction;
25. And if there is division in a house, that house will come to destruction;
26. And if Satan is at war with himself, and there is division in him, he will not keep his place but will come to an end.
27. But no one is able to go into the house of the strong man and take his goods, without first putting cords round the strong man, and then he will take his goods.
28. Truly, I say to you, The sons of men will have forgiveness for all their sins and for all the evil words they say:
29. But whoever says evil things against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but the evil he has done will be with him for ever:
30. Because they said, He has an unclean spirit.
31. And his mother and brothers came and were outside, and sent for him, requesting to see him.
32. And a great number were seated round him; and they said to him, See, your mother and your brothers are outside looking for you.
33. And he said in answer, Who are my mother and my brothers?
34. And looking round at those who were seated about him, he said, See, my mother and my brothers!
35. Whoever does God's pleasure, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.