Saturday, August 29, 2009

Read the Word Of God Daily

Chapter 35 of the Book Of Numbers

Read the Douay-Rheims Latin Vulgate Bible everyday from Genesis to Apocalypse. Todays reading is currently at:
Numbers 35:1-11

1 And the Lord spoke these things also to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, over against Jericho: 2 Command the children of Israel that they give to the Levites out of their possessions, 3 Cities to dwell in, and their suburbs round about: that they may abide in the towns, and the suburbs may be for their cattle and beasts: 4 Which suburbs shall reach from the walls of the cities outward, a thousand paces on every side: 5 Toward the east shall be two thousand cubits: and toward the south in like manner shall be two thousand cubits: toward the sea also, which looketh to the west, shall be the same extent: and the north side shall be bounded with the like limits. And the cities shall be in the midst, and the suburbs without.

6 And among the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, six shall be separated for refuge to fugitives, that he who hath shed blood may flee to them: and besides these there shall be other forty-two cities, 7 That is, in all forty-eight with their suburbs. 8 And of these cities which shall be given out of the possessions of the children of Israel, from them that have more, more shall be taken: and from them that have less, fewer. Each shall give towns to the Levites according to the extent of their inheritance. 9 The Lord said to Moses: 10 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: When you shall have passed over the Jordan into the land of Chanaan,
11 Determine what cities shall be for the refuge of fugitives, who have shed blood against their will.


Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I love the books of the Old Testament because I lived in these places and the geography is meaningful to me (centering the story in the location in which it takes place I find helpful in understand it and remembering it). I wonder how people imagine the geography of the stories if they have never been there -- or if that becomes completely unimportant.

Marie Cecile said...

That's wonderful you lived there, it made the Old Testament more alive for you. For us who haven't our imagination is all we have when we read it along with some pictures to aid the imagination. I know when I read it comes alive in my mind as the words are read. Somehow I see in my thoughts an image of what they are saying. The power of the Holy Spirit also helps us see the beauty of God's Word alive in the Bible.