Bible in one year


January 22


Genesis 1:1-31
1. God created the sky and the earth. At first,
2. the earth was completely empty. There was nothing on the earth. Darkness covered the ocean, and God's Spirit moved over the water.
3. Then God said, "Let there be light!" And light began to shine.
4. He saw the light, and he knew that it was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.
5. God named the light "day," and he named the darkness "night." There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the first day.
6. Then God said, "Let there be a space to separate the water into two parts!"
7. So God made the space and separated the water. Some of the water was above it, and some of the water was below it.
8. God named that space "sky." There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the second day.
9. Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered together so that the dry land will appear." And it happened.
10. God named the dry land "earth," and he named the water that was gathered together "seas." And God saw that this was good.
11. Then God said, "Let the earth grow grass, plants that make grain, and fruit trees. The fruit trees will make fruit with seeds in it. And each plant will make its own kind of seed. Let these plants grow on the earth." And it happened.
12. The earth grew grass and plants that made grain. And it grew trees that made fruit with seeds in it. Every plant made its own kind of seeds. And God saw that this was good.
13. There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the third day.
14. Then God said, "Let there be lights in the sky. These lights will separate the days from the nights. They will be used for signs to show when special meetings begin, and to show the days and years.
15. They will be in the sky to shine light on the earth." And it happened.
16. So God made the two large lights. He made the larger light to rule during the day and the smaller light to rule during the night. He also made the stars.
17. God put these lights in the sky to shine on the earth.
18. He put them in the sky to rule over the day and over the night. They separated the light from the darkness. And God saw that this was good.
19. There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the fourth day.
20. Then God said, "Let the water be filled with many living things, and let there be birds to fly in the air over the earth."
21. So God created the large sea animals. He created all the many living things in the sea and every kind of bird that flies in the air. And God saw that this was good.
22. God blessed all the living things in the sea and told them to have many babies and fill the seas. And he blessed the birds on land and told them to have many more babies.
23. There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the fifth day.
24. Then God said, "Let the earth produce many kinds of living things. Let there be many different kinds of animals. Let there be large animals and small crawling animals of every kind. And let all these animals produce more animals." And all these things happened.
25. So God made every kind of animal. He made the wild animals, the tame animals, and all the small crawling things. And God saw that this was good.
26. Then God said, "Now let's make humans who will be like us. They will rule over all the fish in the sea and the birds in the air. They will rule over all the large animals and all the little things that crawl on the earth."
27. So God created humans in his own image. He created them to be like himself. He created them male and female.
28. God blessed them and said to them, "Have many children. Fill the earth and take control of it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the air. Rule over every living thing that moves on the earth."
29. God said, "I am giving you all the grain bearing plants and all the fruit trees. These trees make fruit with seeds in it. This grain and fruit will be your food.
30. And I am giving all the green plants to the animals. These green plants will be their food. Every animal on earth, every bird in the air, and all the little things that crawl on the earth will eat that food." And all these things happened.
31. God looked at everything he had made. And he saw that everything was very good. There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the sixth day.

Genesis 2:1-25
1. So the earth, the sky, and everything in them were finished.
2. God finished the work he was doing, so on the seventh day he rested from his work.
3. God blessed the seventh day and made it a holy day. He made it special because on that day he rested from all the work he did while creating the world.
4. This is the story about the creation of the sky and the earth. This is what happened when the Lord God made the earth and the sky.
5. This was before there were plants on the earth. Nothing was growing in the fields because the Lord God had not yet made it rain on the earth, and there was no one to care for the plants.
6. So water came up from the earth and spread over the ground.
7. Then the Lord God took dust from the ground and made a man. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nose, and the man became a living thing.
8. Then the Lord God planted a garden in the East, in a place named Eden. He put the man he made in that garden.
9. Then the Lord God caused all the beautiful trees that were good for food to grow in the garden. In the middle of the garden, he put the tree of life and the tree that gives knowledge about good and evil.
10. A river flowed from Eden and watered the garden. The river then separated and became four smaller rivers.
11. The name of the first river was Pishon. This river flowed around the entire country of Havilah.
12. (There is gold in that country, and that gold is pure. A kind of expensive perfume and onyx are also found there.)
13. The name of the second river was Gihon. This river flowed around the entire country of Cush.
14. The name of the third river was Tigris. This river flowed east of Assyria. The fourth river was the Euphrates.
15. The Lord God put the man in the Garden of Eden to work the soil and take care of the garden.
16. The Lord God gave him this command: "You may eat from any tree in the garden.
17. But you must not eat from the tree that gives knowledge about good and evil. If you eat fruit from that tree, you will die!"
18. Then the Lord God said, "I see that it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a person like him to help him."
19. The Lord God used dust from the ground and made every animal in the fields and every bird in the air. He brought all these animals to the man, and the man gave them all a name.
20. The man gave names to all the tame animals, to all the birds in the air, and to all the wild animals. He saw many animals and birds, but he could not find a helper who was right for him.
21. So the Lord God caused the man to sleep very deeply. While he was asleep, God took one of the ribs from the man's body. Then he closed the man's skin where the rib had been.
22. The Lord God used the rib from the man to make a woman. Then he brought the woman to the man.
23. And the man said, "Finally! A person like me. Her bones are from my bones. Her body is from my body. She was taken out of man, so I will call her woman."
24. That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife. In this way two people become one.
25. The man and his wife were naked, but they were not ashamed.

Psalms 1:1-6
1. What great blessings there are for those who don't listen to evil advice, who don't live like sinners, and who don't join those who make fun of God.
2. Instead, they love the Lord's teachings and think about them day and night.
3. So they grow strong, like a tree planted by a stream— a tree that produces fruit when it should and has leaves that never fall. Everything they do is successful.
4. But the wicked are not like that. They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5. When the time for judgment comes, the wicked will be found guilty. Sinners have no place among those who do what is right.
6. The Lord shows his people how to live, but the wicked have lost their way.

Proverbs 1:1-7
1. These are the proverbs of Solomon, the son of David and king of Israel.
2. They will help you learn to be wise, to accept correction, and to understand wise sayings.
3. They will teach you to develop your mind in the right way. You will learn to do what is right and to be honest and fair.
4. These proverbs will make even those without education smart. They will teach young people what they need to know and how to use what they have learned.
5. Even the wise could become wiser by listening to these proverbs. They will gain understanding and learn to solve difficult problems.
6. These sayings will help you understand proverbs, stories with hidden meanings, words of the wise, and other difficult sayings.
7. Knowledge begins with fear and respect for the Lord, but stubborn fools hate wisdom and refuse to learn.

Matthew 1:1-25
1. This is the family history of Jesus Christ. He came from the family of David and from the family of Abraham.
2. Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
3. Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. (Their mother was Tamar.) Perez was the father of Hezron. Hezron was the father of Ram.
4. Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
5. Salmon was the father of Boaz. (His mother was Rahab.) Boaz was the father of Obed. (His mother was Ruth.) Obed was the father of Jesse.
6. Jesse was the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon. (His mother had been Uriah's wife.)
7. Solomon was the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam was the father of Abijah. Abijah was the father of Asa.
8. Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram. Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.
9. Uzziah was the father of Jotham. Jotham was the father of Ahaz. Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
10. Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manasseh was the father of Amon. Amon was the father of Josiah.
11. Josiah was the grandfather of Jehoiachin and his brothers, who lived during the time that the people were taken away to Babylon.
12. After they were taken to Babylon: Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel was the grandfather of Zerubbabel.
13. Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud. Abiud was the father of Eliakim. Eliakim was the father of Azor.
14. Azor was the father of Zadok. Zadok was the father of Achim. Achim was the father of Eliud.
15. Eliud was the father of Eleazar. Eleazar was the father of Matthan. Matthan was the father of Jacob.
16. Jacob was the father of Joseph. Joseph was the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus, who is called the Christ.
17. So there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David. There were also fourteen generations from David until the people were taken away to Babylon. And there were fourteen more from the time the people were taken to Babylon until Christ was born.
18. This is how the birth of Jesus Christ happened. His mother Mary was engaged to marry Joseph. But before they married, he learned that she was expecting a baby. (She was pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. )
19. Mary's husband, Joseph, was a good man. He did not want to cause her public disgrace, so he planned to divorce her secretly.
20. But after Joseph thought about this, an angel from the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, "Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to accept Mary to be your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit.
21. She will give birth to a son. You will name him Jesus. Give him that name because he will save his people from their sins."
22. All this happened to make clear the full meaning of what the Lord said through the prophet:
23. "The virgin will be pregnant and will give birth to a son. They will name him Immanuel." (Immanuel means "God with us.")
24. When Joseph woke up, he did what the Lord's angel told him to do. He married Mary.
25. But Joseph did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And he named him Jesus.