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January 19


Genesis 37:1-36
1. Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan.
2. These are the records of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock with his brothers while he was still a youth, along with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father.
3. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic.
4. His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.
5. Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.
6. He said to them, "Please listen to this dream which I have had;
7. for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf."
8. Then his brothers said to him, "Are you actually going to reign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?" So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
9. Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, "Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."
10. He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?"
11. His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.
12. Then his brothers went to pasture their father's flock in Shechem.
13. Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them." And he said to him, "I will go."
14. Then he said to him, "Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
15. A man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"
16. He said, "I am looking for my brothers; please tell me where they are pasturing the flock."
17. Then the man said, "They have moved from here; for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
18. When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.
19. They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer!
20. "Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, 'A wild beast devoured him.' Then let us see what will become of his dreams!"
21. But Reuben heard this and rescued him out of their hands and said, "Let us not take his life."
22. Reuben further said to them, "Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but do not lay hands on him"--that he might rescue him out of their hands, to restore him to his father.
23. So it came about, when Joseph reached his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the varicolored tunic that was on him;
24. and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, without any water in it.
25. Then they sat down to eat a meal. And as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing aromatic gum and balm and myrrh, on their way to bring them down to Egypt.
26. Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?
27. "Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers listened to him.
28. Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him up and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. Thus they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29. Now Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; so he tore his garments.
30. He returned to his brothers and said, "The boy is not there; as for me, where am I to go?"
31. So they took Joseph's tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood;
32. and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, "We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son's tunic or not."
33. Then he examined it and said, "It is my son's tunic. A wild beast has devoured him; Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!"
34. So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.
35. Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, "Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.
36. Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh's officer, the captain of the bodyguard.

Genesis 38:1-30
1. And it came about at that time, that Judah departed from his brothers and visited a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
2. Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her.
3. So she conceived and bore a son and he named him Er.
4. Then she conceived again and bore a son and named him Onan.
5. She bore still another son and named him Shelah; and it was at Chezib that she bore him.
6. Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
7. But Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD took his life.
8. Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."
9. Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother.
10. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.
11. Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Remain a widow in your father's house until my son Shelah grows up"; for he thought, "I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers." So Tamar went and lived in her father's house.
12. Now after a considerable time Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and when the time of mourning was ended, Judah went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
13. It was told to Tamar, "Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."
14. So she removed her widow's garments and covered herself with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gateway of Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and she had not been given to him as a wife.
15. When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, for she had covered her face.
16. So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, "Here now, let me come in to you"; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"
17. He said, therefore, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." She said, moreover, "Will you give a pledge until you send it?"
18. He said, "What pledge shall I give you?" And she said, "Your seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.
19. Then she arose and departed, and removed her veil and put on her widow's garments.
20. When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, he did not find her.
21. He asked the men of her place, saying, "Where is the temple prostitute who was by the road at Enaim?" But they said, "There has been no temple prostitute here."
22. So he returned to Judah, and said, "I did not find her; and furthermore, the men of the place said, 'There has been no temple prostitute here.'"
23. Then Judah said, "Let her keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her."
24. Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry." Then Judah said, "Bring her out and let her be burned!"
25. It was while she was being brought out that she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "I am with child by the man to whom these things belong." And she said, "Please examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these?"
26. Judah recognized them, and said, "She is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shelah." And he did not have relations with her again.
27. It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins in her womb.
28. Moreover, it took place while she was giving birth, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, "This one came out first."
29. But it came about as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out. Then she said, "What a breach you have made for yourself!" So he was named Perez.
30. Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah.

Psalms 9:11-20
11. Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds.
12. For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13. Be gracious to me, O LORD; See my affliction from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,
14. That I may tell of all Your praises, That in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in Your salvation.
15. The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16. The LORD has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.
17. The wicked will return to Sheol, Even all the nations who forget God.
18. For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
19. Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged before You.
20. Put them in fear, O LORD; Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.

Proverbs 3:31-35
31. Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.
32. For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.
33. The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
34. Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
35. The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor.

Matthew 13:1-30
1. That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.
2. And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach.
3. And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
4. and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
5. "Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
6. "But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7. "Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.
8. "And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
9. "He who has ears, let him hear."
10. And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"
11. Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
12. "For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.
13. "Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
14. "In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;
15. FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES, OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.'
16. "But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
17. "For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
18. "Hear then the parable of the sower.
19. "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
20. "The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
21. yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
22. "And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
23. "And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."
24. Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25. "But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
26. "But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
27. "The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?'
28. "And he said to them, 'An enemy has done this!' The slaves said to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?'
29. "But he said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
30. 'Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn."'"