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January 25


Genesis 1:1-31
1. In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,
2. the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.
3. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4. God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness.
5. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." Thus evening came, and morning followed-- the first day.
6. Then God said, "Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other." And so it happened:
7. God made the dome, and it separated the water above the dome from the water below it.
8. God called the dome "the sky." Evening came, and morning followed-- the second day.
9. Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear." And so it happened: the water under the sky was gathered into its basin, and the dry land appeared.
10. God called the dry land "the earth," and the basin of the water he called "the sea." God saw how good it was.
11. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it." And so it happened:
12. the earth brought forth every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. God saw how good it was.
13. Evening came, and morning followed-- the third day.
14. Then God said: "Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to separate day from night. Let them mark the fixed times, the days and the years,
15. and serve as luminaries in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth." And so it happened:
16. God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night; and he made the stars.
17. God set them in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth,
18. to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw how good it was.
19. Evening came, and morning followed-- the fourth day.
20. Then God said, "Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures, and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky." And so it happened:
21. God created the great sea monsters and all kinds of swimming creatures with which the water teems, and all kinds of winged birds. God saw how good it was,
22. and God blessed them, saying, "Be fertile, multiply, and fill the water of the seas; and let the birds multiply on the earth."
23. Evening came, and morning followed-- the fifth day.
24. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth all kinds of living creatures: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals of all kinds." And so it happened:
25. God made all kinds of wild animals, all kinds of cattle, and all kinds of creeping things of the earth. God saw how good it was.
26. Then God said: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground."
27. God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.
28. God blessed them, saying: "Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth."
29. God also said: "See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food;
30. and to all the animals of the land, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the ground, I give all the green plants for food." And so it happened.
31. God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed-- the sixth day.

Genesis 2:1-25
1. Thus the heavens and the earth and all their array were completed.
2. Since on the seventh day God was finished with the work he had been doing, he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken.
3. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation.
4. Such is the story of the heavens and the earth at their creation. At the time when the LORD God made the earth and the heavens--
5. while as yet there was no field shrub on earth and no grass of the field had sprouted, for the LORD God had sent no rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the soil,
6. but a stream was welling up out of the earth and was watering all the surface of the ground--
7. the LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being.
8. Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and he placed there the man whom he had formed.
9. Out of the ground the LORD God made various trees grow that were delightful to look at and good for food, with the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and bad.
10. A river rises in Eden to water the garden; beyond there it divides and becomes four branches.
11. The name of the first is the Pishon; it is the one that winds through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12. The gold of that land is excellent; bdellium and lapis lazuli are also there.
13. The name of the second river is the Gihon; it is the one that winds all through the land of Cush.
14. The name of the third river is the Tigris; it is the one that flows east of Asshur. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
15. The LORD God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it.
16. The LORD God gave man this order: "You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden
17. except the tree of knowledge of good and bad. From that tree you shall not eat; the moment you eat from it you are surely doomed to die."
18. The LORD God said: "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him."
19. So the LORD God formed out of the ground various wild animals and various birds of the air, and he brought them to the man to see what he would call them; whatever the man called each of them would be its name.
20. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of the air, and all the wild animals; but none proved to be the suitable partner for the man.
21. So the LORD God cast a deep sleep on the man, and while he was asleep, he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
22. The LORD God then built up into a woman the rib that he had taken from the man. When he brought her to the man,
23. the man said: "This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called 'woman,' for out of 'her man' this one has been taken."
24. That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.
25. The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame.

Psalms 1:1-6
1. Happy those who do not follow the counsel of the wicked, Nor go the way of sinners, nor sit in company with scoffers.
2. Rather, the law of the LORD is their joy; God's law they study day and night.
3. They are like a tree planted near streams of water, that yields its fruit in season; Its leaves never wither; whatever they do prospers.
4. But not the wicked! They are like chaff driven by the wind.
5. Therefore the wicked will not survive judgment, nor will sinners in the assembly of the just.
6. The LORD watches over the way of the just, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

Proverbs 1:1-7
1. The Proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel:
2. That men may appreciate wisdom and discipline, may understand words of intelligence;
3. May receive training in wise conduct, in what is right, just and honest;
4. That resourcefulness may be imparted to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5. A wise man by hearing them will advance in learning, an intelligent man will gain sound guidance,
6. That he may comprehend proverb and parable, the words of the wise and their riddles.
7. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction fools despise.

Matthew 1:1-25
1. The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2. Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
3. Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,
4. Ram the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5. Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse,
6. Jesse the father of David the king. David became the father of Solomon, whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
7. Solomon became the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asaph.
8. Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah.
9. Uzziah became the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
10. Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amos, Amos the father of Josiah.
11. Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the Babylonian exile.
12. After the Babylonian exile, Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
13. Zerubbabel the father of Abiud. Abiud became the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,
14. Azor the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud,
15. Eliud the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
16. Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah.
17. Thus the total number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, fourteen generations; from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah, fourteen generations.
18. Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.
19. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly.
20. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.
21. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
22. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
23. "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us."
24. When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.
25. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.