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Bible in one year


January 11


Genesis 21:1-34
1. Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.
2. So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
3. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
4. Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5. Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6. Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me."
7. And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
8. The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
9. Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
10. Therefore she said to Abraham, "Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac."
11. The matter distressed Abraham greatly because of his son.
12. But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.
13. "And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your descendant."
14. So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
15. When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes.
16. Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, "Do not let me see the boy die." And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept.
17. God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18. "Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him."
19. Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink.
20. God was with the lad, and he grew; and he lived in the wilderness and became an archer.
21. He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
22. Now it came about at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do;
23. now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned."
24. Abraham said, "I swear it."
25. But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
26. And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it until today."
27. Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.
28. Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29. Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?"
30. He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."
31. Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.
32. So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines.
33. Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
34. And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for many days.

Genesis 22:1-24
1. Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
2. He said, "Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you."
3. So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
4. On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.
5. Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you."
6. Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.
7. Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, "My father!" And he said, "Here I am, my son." And he said, "Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"
8. Abraham said, "God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." So the two of them walked on together.
9. Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.
10. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
11. But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
12. He said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me."
13. Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son.
14. Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, "In the mount of the LORD it will be provided."
15. Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven,
16. and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,
17. indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.
18. "In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
19. So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.
20. Now it came about after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor:
21. Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram
22. and Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel."
23. Bethuel became the father of Rebekah; these eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24. His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.

Psalms 6:6-10
6. I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears.
7. My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries.
8. Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.
9. The LORD has heard my supplication, The LORD receives my prayer.
10. All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed; They shall turn back, they will suddenly be ashamed.

Proverbs 3:5-6
5. Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
6. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Matthew 8:18-34
18. Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.
19. Then a scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go."
20. Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
21. Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
22. But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
23. When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.
24. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.
25. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!"
26. He said to them, "Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.
27. The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
28. When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.
29. And they cried out, saying, "What business do we have with each other, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"
30. Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them.
31. The demons began to entreat Him, saying, "If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine."
32. And He said to them, "Go!" And they came out and went into the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters.
33. The herdsmen ran away, and went to the city and reported everything, including what had happened to the demoniacs.
34. And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they implored Him to leave their region.