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January 6


Genesis 11:1-32
1. AND THE whole earth was of one language and of one accent and mode of expression.
2. And as they journeyed eastward, they found a plain (valley) in the land of Shinar, and they settled and dwelt there.
3. And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly. So they had brick for stone, and slime (bitumen) for mortar.
4. And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth.
5. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
6. And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.
7. Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8. So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city.
9. Therefore the name of it was called Babel--because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
10. This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was 100 years old when he became the father of Arpachshad, two years after the flood.
11. And Shem lived after Arpachshad was born 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
12. When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
13. Arpachshad lived after Shelah was born 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
14. When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
15. Shelah lived after Eber was born 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
16. When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
17. And Eber lived after Peleg was born 430 years and had other sons and daughters.
18. When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
19. And Peleg lived after Reu was born 209 years and had other sons and daughters.
20. When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
21. And Reu lived after Serug was born 207 years and had other sons and daughters.
22. When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
23. And Serug lived after Nahor was born 200 years and had other sons and daughters.
24. When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
25. And Nahor lived after Terah was born 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
26. After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of [at different times], Abram and Nahor and Haran, [his firstborn].
27. Now this is the history of the descendants of Terah. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.
28. Haran died before his father Terah [died] in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.
29. And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.
30. But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31. And Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife, and they went forth together to go from Ur of the Chaldees into the land of Canaan; but when they came to Haran, they settled there.
32. And Terah lived 205 years; and Terah died in Haran.

Genesis 12:1-20
1. NOW [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father's house, to the land that I will show you. [Heb. 11:8-10.]
2. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].
3. And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves]. [Gal. 3:8.]
4. So Abram departed, as the Lord had directed him; and Lot [his nephew] went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.
5. Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the persons [servants] that they had acquired in Haran, and they went forth to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,
6. Abram passed through the land to the locality of Shechem, to the oak or terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7. Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, I will give this land to your posterity. So Abram built an altar there to the Lord, Who had appeared to him.
8. From there he pulled up [his tent pegs] and departed to the mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord.
9. Abram journeyed on, still going toward the South (the Negeb).
10. Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down into Egypt to live temporarily, for the famine in the land was oppressive (intense and grievous).
11. And when he was about to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, I know that you are beautiful to behold.
12. So when the Egyptians see you, they will say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
13. Say, I beg of you, that you are my sister, so that it may go well with me for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.
14. And when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
15. The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into Pharaoh's house [harem].
16. And he treated Abram well for her sake; he acquired sheep, oxen, he-donkeys, menservants, maidservants, she-donkeys, and camels.
17. But the Lord scourged Pharaoh and his household with serious plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
18. And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?
19. Why did you say, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her and get away [from here]!
20. And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him, and they brought him on his way with his wife and all that he had.

Psalms 4:1-3
1. To the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. ANSWER ME when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.
2. O you sons of men, how long will you turn my honor and glory into shame? How long will you love vanity and futility and seek after lies? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
3. But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and given distinction to] him who is godly [the man of loving-kindness]. The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him.

Proverbs 1:28-33
28. Then will they call upon me [Wisdom] but I will not answer; they will seek me early and diligently but they will not find me. [Job 27:9; 35:12, 13; Isa. 1:15, 16; Jer. 11:11; Mic. 3:4; James 4:3.]
29. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord, [Prov. 8:13.]
30. Would accept none of my counsel, and despised all my reproof,
31. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be satiated with their own devices.
32. For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, and the careless ease of [self-confident] fools shall destroy them. [Isa. 32:6.]
33. But whoso hearkens to me [Wisdom] shall dwell securely and in confident trust and shall be quiet, without fear or dread of evil.

Matthew 5:27-48
27. You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. [Exod. 20:14; Deut. 5:18.]
28. But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29. If your right eye serves as a trap to ensnare you or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be cast into hell (Gehenna).
30. And if your right hand serves as a trap to ensnare you or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your entire body should be cast into hell (Gehenna).
31. It has also been said, Whoever divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.
32. But I tell you, Whoever dismisses and repudiates and divorces his wife, except on the grounds of unfaithfulness (sexual immorality), causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a woman who has been divorced commits adultery. [Deut. 24:1-4.]
33. Again, you have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not swear falsely, but you shall perform your oaths to the Lord [as a religious duty].
34. But I tell you, Do not bind yourselves by an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is the throne of God;
35. Or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. [Ps. 48:2; Isa. 66:1.]
36. And do not swear by your head, for you are not able to make a single hair white or black.
37. Let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply No; anything more than that comes from the evil one. [Lev. 19:12; Num. 30:2; Deut. 23:21.]
38. You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. [Exod. 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21.]
39. But I say to you, Do not resist the evil man [who injures you]; but if anyone strikes you on the right jaw or cheek, turn to him the other one too.
40. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your undershirt (tunic), let him have your coat also.
41. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two [miles].
42. Give to him who keeps on begging from you, and do not turn away from him who would borrow [at interest] from you. [Deut. 15:8; Prov. 24:29.]
43. You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy; [Lev. 19:18; Ps. 139:21, 22.]
44. But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, [Prov. 25:21, 22.]
45. To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].
46. For if you love those who love you, what reward can you have? Do not even the tax collectors do that?
47. And if you greet only your brethren, what more than others are you doing? Do not even the Gentiles (the heathen) do that?
48. You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. [Lev. 19:2, 18.]