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Bible in one year


January 3


Genesis 5:1-32
1. THIS IS the book (the written record, the history) of the generations of the offspring of Adam. When God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.
2. He created them male and female and blessed them and named them [both] Adam [Man] at the time they were created.
3. When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, after his image; and he named him Seth.
4. After he had Seth, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.
5. So altogether Adam lived 930 years, and he died.
6. When Seth was 105 years old, Enosh was born.
7. Seth lived after the birth of Enosh 807 years and had other sons and daughters.
8. So Seth lived 912 years, and he died.
9. When Enosh was 90 years old, Kenan was born to him.
10. Enosh lived after the birth of Kenan 815 years and had other sons and daughters.
11. So Enosh lived 905 years, and he died.
12. When Kenan was 70 years old, Mahalalel was born.
13. Kenan lived after the birth of Mahalalel 840 years and had other sons and daughters.
14. So Kenan lived 910 years, and he died.
15. When Mahalalel was 65 years old, Jared was born.
16. Mahalalel lived after the birth of Jared 830 years and had other sons and daughters.
17. So Mahalalel lived 895 years, and he died.
18. When Jared was 162 years old, Enoch was born.
19. Jared lived after the birth of Enoch 800 years and had other sons and daughters.
20. So Jared lived 962 years, and he died.
21. When Enoch was 65 years old, Methuselah was born.
22. Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God after the birth of Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.
23. So all the days of Enoch were 365 years.
24. And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him]. [Heb. 11:5.]
25. When Methuselah was 187 years old, Lamech was born to him.
26. Methuselah lived after the birth of Lamech 782 years and had other sons and daughters.
27. So Methuselah lived 969 years, and he died.
28. When Lamech was 182 years old, a son was born.
29. He named him Noah, saying, This one shall bring us relief and comfort from our work and the [grievous] toil of our hands due to the ground being cursed by the Lord.
30. Lamech lived after the birth of Noah 595 years and had other sons and daughters.
31. So all the days of Lamech were 777 years, and he died.
32. After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6:1-22
1. WHEN MEN began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,
2. The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose.
3. Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years.
4. There were giants on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God lived with the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually.
6. And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart.
7. So the Lord said, I will destroy, blot out, and wipe away mankind, whom I have created from the face of the ground--not only man, [but] the beasts and the creeping things and the birds of the air--for it grieves Me and makes Me regretful that I have made them.
8. But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord.
9. This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God.
10. And Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11. The earth was depraved and putrid in God's sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power).
12. And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.
13. God said to Noah, I intend to make an end of all flesh, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I will destroy them and the land.
14. Make yourself an ark of gopher or cypress wood; make in it rooms (stalls, pens, coops, nests, cages, and compartments) and cover it inside and out with pitch (bitumen).
15. And this is the way you are to make it: the length of the ark shall be 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits [that is, 450 ft. x 75 ft. x 45 ft.].
16. You shall make a roof or window [a place for light] for the ark and finish it to a cubit [at least 18 inches] above--and the door of the ark you shall put in the side of it; and you shall make it with lower, second, and third stories.
17. For behold, I, even I, will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy and make putrid all flesh under the heavens in which are the breath and spirit of life; everything that is on the land shall die.
18. But I will establish My covenant (promise, pledge) with you, and you shall come into the ark--you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.
19. And of every living thing of all flesh [found on land], you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
20. Of fowls and birds according to their kinds, of beasts according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind--two of every sort shall come in with you, that they may be kept alive.
21. Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and you shall collect and store it up, and it shall serve as food for you and for them.
22. Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.

Psalms 2:7-12
7. I will declare the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, You are My Son; this day [I declare] I have begotten You. [Heb. 1:5; 3:5, 6; II Pet. 1:17, 18.]
8. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.
9. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like potters' ware. [Rev. 12:5; 19:15.]
10. Now therefore, O you kings, act wisely; be instructed and warned, O you rulers of the earth.
11. Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling [lest you displease Him].
12. Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!

Proverbs 1:10-19
10. My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. [Ps. 1:1; Eph. 5:11.]
11. If they say, Come with us; let us lie in wait [to shed] blood, let us ambush the innocent without cause [and show that his piety is in vain];
12. Let us swallow them up alive as does Sheol (the place of the dead), and whole, as those who go down into the pit [of the dead];
13. We shall find and take all kinds of precious goods [when our victims are put out of the way], we shall fill our houses with plunder;
14. Throw in your lot with us [they insist] and be a sworn brother and comrade; let us all have one purse in common--
15. My son, do not walk in the way with them; restrain your foot from their path;
16. For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
17. For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird!
18. But [when these men set a trap for others] they are lying in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives.
19. So are the ways of everyone who is greedy of gain; such [greed for plunder] takes away the lives of its possessors. [Prov. 15:27; I Tim. 6:10.]

Matthew 3:1-17
1. IN THOSE days there appeared John the Baptist, preaching in the Wilderness (Desert) of Judea
2. And saying, Repent (think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3. This is he who was mentioned by the prophet Isaiah when he said, The voice of one crying in the wilderness (shouting in the desert), Prepare the road for the Lord, make His highways straight (level, direct). [Isa. 40:3.]
4. This same John's garments were made of camel's hair, and he wore a leather girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. [Lev. 11:22; II Kings 1:8; Zech. 13:4.]
5. Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the country round about the Jordan went out to him;
6. And they were baptized in the Jordan by him, confessing their sins.
7. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee and escape from the wrath and indignation [of God against disobedience] that is coming?
8. Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];
9. And do not presume to say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our forefather; for I tell you, God is able to raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!
10. And already the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
11. I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
12. His winnowing fan (shovel, fork) is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear out and clean His threshing floor and gather and store His wheat in His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with fire that cannot be put out.
13. Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John to be baptized by him.
14. But John protested strenuously, having in mind to prevent Him, saying, It is I who have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?
15. But Jesus replied to him, Permit it just now; for this is the fitting way for [both of] us to fulfill all righteousness [that is, to perform completely whatever is right]. Then he permitted Him.
16. And when Jesus was baptized, He went up at once out of the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he [John] saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him.
17. And behold, a voice from heaven said, This is My Son, My Beloved, in Whom I delight! [Ps. 2:7; Isa. 42:1.]