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January 10


Genesis 19:1-38
1. The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom's gate. When Lot saw [them], he got up to meet them. He bowed [with his] face to the ground
2. and said, "My lords, turn aside to your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and go on your way." "No," they said. "We would rather spend the night in the square."
3. But he urged them so strongly that they followed him and went into his house. He prepared a feast and baked unleavened bread for them, and they ate.
4. Before they went to bed, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, the whole population, surrounded the house.
5. They called out to Lot and said, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Send them out to us so we can have sex with them!"
6. Lot went out to them at the entrance and shut the door behind him.
7. He said, "Don't do [this] evil, my brothers.
8. Look, I've got two daughters who haven't had sexual relations with a man. I'll bring them out to you, and you can do whatever you want to them. However, don't do anything to these men, because they have come under the protection of my roof."
9. "Get out of the way!" they said, adding, "This one came here as a foreigner, but he's acting like a judge! Now we'll do more harm to you than to them." They put pressure on Lot and came up to break down the door.
10. But the angels reached out, brought Lot into the house with them, and shut the door.
11. They struck the men who were at the door of the house, both young and old, with a blinding light so that they were unable to find the door.
12. Then the angels said to Lot, "Do you have anyone else here: a son-in-law, your sons and daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of this place,
13. for we are about to destroy this place because the outcry against its people is great before the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it."
14. So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were going to marry his daughters. "Get up," he said. "Get out of this place, for the LORD is about to destroy the city!" But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
15. At the crack of dawn the angels urged Lot on: "Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city."
16. But he hesitated, so because of the LORD's compassion for him, the men grabbed his hand, his wife's hand, and the hands of his two daughters. And they brought him out and left him outside the city.
17. As soon as the angels got them outside, one of them said, "Run for your lives! Don't look back and don't stop anywhere on the plain! Run to the mountains, or you will be swept away!"
18. But Lot said to them, "No, Lord-- please.
19. Your servant has indeed found favor in Your sight, and You have shown me great kindness by saving my life. But I can't run to the mountains; the disaster will overtake me, and I will die.
20. Look, this town is close enough for me to run to. It is a small place. Please let me go there-- it's only a small place, isn't it?-- so that I can survive."
21. And he said to him, "All right, I'll grant your request about this matter too, and will not overthrow the town you mentioned.
22. Hurry up! Run there, for I cannot do anything until you get there." Therefore the name of the city is Zoar.
23. The sun had risen over the land when Lot reached Zoar.
24. Then the LORD rained burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD out of the sky.
25. He overthrew these cities, the entire plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and whatever grew on the ground.
26. But his wife looked back and became a pillar of salt.
27. Early in the morning Abraham went to the place where he had stood before the LORD.
28. He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and all the land of the plain, and he saw that smoke was going up from the land like the smoke of a furnace.
29. So it was, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, He remembered Abraham and brought Lot out of the middle of the upheaval when He overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
30. Lot departed from Zoar and lived in the mountains along with his two daughters, because he was afraid to live in Zoar. Instead, he and his two daughters lived in a cave.
31. Then the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man in the land to sleep with us [as is] the custom of all the land.
32. Come, let's get our father to drink wine so that we can sleep with him and preserve our father's line."
33. So they got their father to drink wine that night, and the firstborn came and slept with her father; he did not know when she lay down or when she got up.
34. The next day the firstborn said to the younger, "Look, I slept with my father last night. Let's get him to drink wine again tonight so you can go sleep with him and we can preserve our father's line."
35. That night they again got their father to drink wine, and the younger went and slept with him; he did not know when she lay down or when she got up.
36. So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father.
37. The firstborn gave birth to a son and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites of today.
38. The younger also gave birth to a son, and she named him Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites of today.

Genesis 20:1-18
1. From there Abraham traveled to the region of the Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he lived in Gerar,
2. Abraham said about his wife Sarah, "She is my sister." So Abimelech king of Gerar had Sarah brought to him.
3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, "You are about to die because of the woman you have taken, for she is a married woman."
4. Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, "Lord, would you destroy a nation even though it is innocent?
5. Didn't he himself say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother.' I did this with a clear conscience and clean hands."
6. Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that you did this with a clear conscience. I have also kept you from sinning against Me. Therefore I have not let you touch her.
7. Now return the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours."
8. Early in the morning Abimelech got up, called all his servants together, and personally told them all these things; and the men were terrified.
9. Then Abimelech called Abraham in and said to him, "What have you done to us? How did I sin against you that you have brought such enormous guilt on me and on my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done."
10. Abimelech also said to Abraham, "What did you intend when you did this thing?"
11. Abraham replied, "I thought, 'There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'
12. Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife.
13. So when God had me wander from my father's house, I said to her: Show your loyalty to me wherever we go, and say about me: 'He's my brother.'"
14. Then Abimelech took sheep and cattle and male and female slaves, gave them to Abraham, and returned his wife Sarah to him.
15. Abimelech said, "Look, my land is before you. Settle wherever you want."
16. And to Sarah he said, "Look, I am giving your brother 1,000 pieces of silver. It is a verification of your honor to all who are with you. You are fully vindicated."
17. Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female slaves so that they could bear children,
18. for the LORD had completely closed all the wombs in Abimelech's household on account of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

Psalms 6:1-5
1. [For the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm.] LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger; do not discipline me in Your wrath.
2. Be gracious to me, LORD, for I am weak; heal me, LORD, for my bones are shaking;
3. my whole being is shaken with terror. And You, Lord-- how long?
4. Turn, LORD! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love.
5. For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?

Proverbs 3:1-4
1. My son, don't forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;
2. for they will bring you many days, a full life, and well-being.
3. Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4. Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man.

Matthew 8:1-17
1. When He came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him.
2. Right away a man with a serious skin disease came up and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."
3. Reaching out His hand He touched him, saying, "I am willing; be made clean." Immediately his disease was healed.
4. Then Jesus told him, "See that you don't tell anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses prescribed, as a testimony to them."
5. When He entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him,
6. "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible agony!"
7. "I will come and heal him," He told him.
8. "Lord," the centurion replied, "I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. But only say the word, and my servant will be cured.
9. For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under my command. I say to this one, 'Go!' and he goes; and to another, 'Come!' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this!' and he does it."
10. Hearing this, Jesus was amazed and said to those following Him, "I assure you: I have not found anyone in Israel with so great a faith!
11. I tell you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
12. But the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
13. Then Jesus told the centurion, "Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you." And his servant was cured that very moment.
14. When Jesus went into Peter's house, He saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
15. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to serve Him.
16. When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick,
17. so that what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: He Himself took our weaknesses and carried our diseases.