BookNum: 1 Chapter: 36 VerseStart: 41 VerseShouldHave: 40

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January 18

Genesis 35:1-29
1. God said to Jacob, "Go to the town of Bethel. That is where I appeared to you when you were running away from your brother Esau. Live there and make an altar to honor me as El, the God who appeared to you."
2. So Jacob told his family and all the other people with him, "Destroy all these foreign gods that you have. Make yourselves pure. Put on clean clothes.
3. We will leave here and go to Bethel. There I will build an altar to the God who has always helped me during times of trouble. He has been with me wherever I have gone."
4. So the people gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had, and they gave him all the rings they were wearing in their ears. He buried everything under an oak tree near the town called Shechem.
5. Then Jacob and his sons left that place. The people in the surrounding cities wanted to follow and kill them, but God filled them with such great fear that they did not go after them.
6. So Jacob and his people went to Luz, which is now called Bethel. It is in the land of Canaan.
7. Jacob built an altar there. He named the place "El Bethel." Jacob chose this name because that is the place where God first appeared to him when he was running from his brother.
8. Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died there. They buried her under the oak tree at Bethel. They named that place Allon Bacuth.
9. When Jacob came back from Paddan Aram, God appeared to him again. God blessed Jacob
10. and said to him, "Your name is Jacob, but I will change that name. You will no longer be called Jacob. Your new name will be Israel. " So God named him Israel.
11. God said to him, "I am God All- Powerful, and I give you this blessing: Have many children and grow into a great nation. Other nations and other kings will come out of you.
12. I gave Abraham and Isaac some special land. Now I give the land to you and to all your people who will live after you."
13. Then God left that place.
14. Jacob set up a memorial stone there. He made the rock holy by pouring wine and oil on it. This was a special place because God spoke to Jacob there, and Jacob named the place Bethel.
16. Jacob and his group left Bethel. Before they came to Ephrath, Rachel began giving birth to her baby.
17. She was having a lot of trouble with this birth. She was in great pain. When her nurse saw this, she said, "Don't be afraid, Rachel. You are giving birth to another son."
18. Rachel died while giving birth to the son. Before dying, she named the boy Benoni. But Jacob called him Benjamin.
19. Rachel was buried on the road to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
20. Jacob put a special rock on Rachel's grave to honor her. That special rock is still there today.
21. Then Israel continued his journey. He camped just south of Eder tower.
22. Israel stayed there for a short time. While he was there, Reuben slept with Israel's slave woman Bilhah, and Israel heard about it. Jacob had twelve sons.
23. Jacob and Leah's sons were his firstborn son Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.
24. Jacob and Rachel's sons were Joseph and Benjamin.
25. Bilhah was Rachel's maid. Jacob and Bilhah's sons were Dan and Naphtali.
26. Zilpah was Leah's maid. Jacob and Zilpah's sons were Gad and Asher. These are Jacob's sons who were born in Paddan Aram.
27. Jacob went to his father Isaac at Mamre in Kiriath Arba (Hebron). This is where Abraham and Isaac had lived.
28. Isaac lived 180 years.
29. Then Isaac became weak and died and went to be with his people. He had lived a long and full life. His sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Genesis 36:1-43
1. This is the history of the family of Esau (Edom).
2. Esau married women from the land of Canaan. His wives were Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the son of Zibeon the Hivite, and
3. Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.
4. Esau and Adah had a son named Eliphaz. Basemath had a son named Reuel.
5. Oholibamah had three sons: Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These were Esau's sons who were born in the land of Canaan.
6. Jacob and Esau's families became too big for the land in Canaan to support them all, so Esau moved away from his brother Jacob. He took his wives, sons, daughters, all his slaves, cows and other animals, and everything else that he had gotten in Canaan and moved to the hill country of Seir. (Esau is also named Edom.)
9. Esau is the father of the people of Edom. These are the names of Esau's family living in the hill country of Seir:
10. Esau and Adah's son was Eliphaz. Esau and Basemath's son was Reuel.
11. Eliphaz had five sons: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
12. Eliphaz also had a slave woman named Timna. Timna and Eliphaz had a son named Amalek.
13. Reuel had four sons: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were Esau's grandsons from his wife Basemath.
14. Esau's third wife was Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah. (Anah was the son of Zibeon.) Esau and Oholibamah's children were Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
15. These are the family groups that came from Esau: Esau's first son was Eliphaz. From Eliphaz came Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,
16. Korah, Gatam, and Amalek. All these family groups came from Esau's wife Adah.
17. Esau's son Reuel was the father of these families: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. All these families came from Esau's wife Basemath.
18. Esau's wife Oholibamah, daughter of Anah, gave birth to Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These three men were the leaders of their families.
19. They were all sons of Esau and leaders of the family groups of Edom.
20. Seir, a Horite man, lived in Edom before Esau. These are the sons of Seir: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
21. Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These sons were all Horite family leaders from Seir in Edom.
22. Lotan was the father of Hori and Heman. (Timna was Lotan's sister.)
23. Shobal was the father of Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
24. Zibeon had two sons, Aiah and Anah. (Anah is the man who found the springs in the desert while he was caring for his father's donkeys.)
25. Anah was the father of Dishon and Oholibamah.
26. Dishon had four sons. They were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.
27. Ezer had three sons. They were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.
28. Dishan had two sons. They were Uz and Aran.
29. These are the names of the leaders of the Horite families: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
30. Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These men were the leaders of the families that lived in the country of Seir.
31. At that time there were kings in Edom. Edom had kings a long time before Israel did.
32. Bela son of Beor was a king who ruled in Edom. He ruled over the city of Dinhabah.
33. When Bela died, Jobab became king. Jobab was the son of Zerah from Bozrah.
34. When Jobab died, Husham ruled. Husham was from the land of the Temanite.
35. When Husham died, Hadad ruled that area. Hadad was the son of Bedad. (He was the man who defeated Midian in the country of Moab.) Hadad was from the city of Avith.
36. When Hadad died, Samlah ruled that country. Samlah was from Masrekah.
37. When Samlah died, Shaul ruled that area. Shaul was from Rehoboth by the River.
38. When Shaul died, Baal Hanan ruled that country. Baal Hanan was the son of Acbor.
39. When Baal Hanan died, Hadad ruled that country. Hadad was from the city of Pau. His wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred. (Mezahab was Matred's father.)
40. Esau was the father of the Edomite families: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, Magdiel, and Iram. Each of these families lived in an area that was called by the same name as their family.
41. The enemy is finished! You destroyed their cities. There is nothing left to remind us of them.
42. The Lord set up his throne to bring justice, and he will rule forever.
43. He judges everyone on earth fairly. He judges all nations honestly.

Psalms 9:6-10
6. Many people are suffering— crushed by the weight of their troubles. But the Lord is a refuge for them, a safe place they can run to.
7. Lord, those who know your name come to you for protection. And when they come, you do not leave them without help.
8. Do everything you possibly can for those who need help.
9. If your neighbor needs something you have, don't say, "Come back tomorrow." Give it to him immediately.
10. Don't make plans to harm your neighbor, who lives near you and trusts you.

Proverbs 3:27-30
27. Don't take people to court without good reason, especially when they have done nothing to harm you.
28. Then some people brought a man to Jesus. This man was blind and could not talk, because he had a demon inside him. Jesus healed the man, and he could talk and see.
29. All the people were amazed. They said, "Maybe this man is the Son of David!"
30. When the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man uses the power of Satan to force demons out of people. Satan is the ruler of demons."

Matthew 12:22-50
22. Jesus knew what the Pharisees were thinking. So he said to them, "Every kingdom that fights against itself will be destroyed. And every city or family that is divided against itself will not survive.
23. So if Satan forces out his own demons, then he is fighting against himself, and his kingdom will not survive.
24. You say that I use the power of Satan to force out demons. If that is true, then what power do your people use when they force out demons? So your own people will prove that you are wrong.
25. But I use the power of God's Spirit to force out demons, and this shows that God's kingdom has come to you.
26. Whoever wants to enter a strong man's house and steal his things must first tie him up. Then they can steal the things from his house.
27. Whoever is not with me is against me. And anyone who does not work with me is working against me.
28. "So I tell you, people can be forgiven for every sinful thing they do and for every bad thing they say against God. But anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
29. You can even speak against the Son of Man and be forgiven. But anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven—not now or in the future.
30. "If you want good fruit, you must make the tree good. If your tree is not good, it will have bad fruit. A tree is known by the kind of fruit it produces.
31. You snakes! You are so evil. How can you say anything good? What people say with their mouths comes from what fills their hearts.
32. Those who are good have good things saved in their hearts. That's why they say good things. But those who are evil have hearts full of evil, and that's why they say things that are evil.
33. I tell you that everyone will have to answer for all the careless things they have said. This will happen on the day of judgment.
34. Your words will be used to judge you. What you have said will show whether you are right or whether you are guilty."
35. Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law answered Jesus. They said, "Teacher, we want to see you do a miracle as a sign from God."
36. Jesus answered, "Evil and sinful people are the ones who want to see a miracle as a sign. But no miracle will be done to prove anything to them. The only sign will be the miracle that happened to the prophet Jonah.
37. Jonah was in the stomach of the big fish for three days and three nights. In the same way, the Son of Man will be in the grave three days and three nights.
38. On the judgment day, you people who live now will be compared with the people from Nineveh, and they will be witnesses who show how guilty you are. Why do I say this? Because when Jonah preached to those people, they changed their lives. And you are listening to someone greater than Jonah, but you refuse to change!
39. "On the judgment day, you people who live now will also be compared with the Queen of the South, and she will be a witness who shows how guilty you are. I say this because she traveled from far, far away to listen to Solomon's wise teaching. And I tell you that someone greater than Solomon is right here, but you won't listen!
40. "When an evil spirit comes out of a person, it travels through dry places looking for a place to rest, but it finds none.
41. So it says, 'I will go back to the home I left.' When it comes back, it finds that home still empty. It is all neat and clean.
42. Then the evil spirit goes out and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself. They all go and live there, and that person has even more trouble than before. It is the same way with the evil people who live today."
43. While Jesus was talking to the people, his mother and brothers stood outside. They wanted to talk to him.
44. Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are waiting for you outside. They want to talk to you."
45. Jesus answered, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"
46. Then he pointed to his followers and said, "See! These people are my mother and my brothers.
47. My true brother and sister and mother is anyone who does what my Father in heaven wants."