Bible in one year

January 26

Exodus 1:1-22
1. These are the names of the sons of Israel who, accompanied by their households, migrated with Jacob into Egypt:
2. Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;
3. Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;
4. Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.
5. The total number of the direct descendants of Jacob was seventy. Joseph was already in Egypt.
6. Now Joseph and all his brothers and that whole generation died.
7. But the Israelites were fruitful and prolific. They became so numerous and strong that the land was filled with them.
8. Then a new king, who knew nothing of Joseph, came to power in Egypt.
9. He said to his subjects, "Look how numerous and powerful the Israelite people are growing, more so than we ourselves!
10. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them to stop their increase; otherwise, in time of war they too may join our enemies to fight against us, and so leave our country."
11. Accordingly, taskmasters were set over the Israelites to oppress them with forced labor. Thus they had to build for Pharaoh the supply cities of Pithom and Raamses.
12. Yet the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread. The Egyptians, then, dreaded the Israelites
13. and reduced them to cruel slavery,
14. making life bitter for them with hard work in mortar and brick and all kinds of field work-- the whole cruel fate of slaves.
15. The king of Egypt told the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was called Shiphrah and the other Puah,
16. "When you act as midwives for the Hebrew women and see them giving birth, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she may live."
17. The midwives, however, feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt had ordered them, but let the boys live.
18. So the king summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you acted thus, allowing the boys to live?"
19. The midwives answered Pharaoh, "The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women. They are robust and give birth before the midwife arrives."
20. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives. The people, too, increased and grew strong.
21. And because the midwives feared God, he built up families for them.
22. Pharaoh then commanded all his subjects, "Throw into the river every boy that is born to the Hebrews, but you may let all the girls live."

Exodus 2:1-25
1. Now a certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,
2. who conceived and bore a son. Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid him for three months.
3. When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket, daubed it with bitumen and pitch, and putting the child in it, placed it among the reeds on the river bank.
4. His sister stationed herself at a distance to find out what would happen to him.
5. Pharaoh's daughter came down to the river to bathe, while her maids walked along the river bank. Noticing the basket among the reeds, she sent her handmaid to fetch it.
6. On opening it, she looked, and lo, there was a baby boy, crying! She was moved with pity for him and said, "It is one of the Hebrews' children."
7. Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call one of the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?"
8. "Yes, do so," she answered. So the maiden went and called the child's own mother.
9. Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will repay you." The woman therefore took the child and nursed it.
10. When the child grew, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, who adopted him as her son and called him Moses; for she said, "I drew him out of the water."
11. On one occasion, after Moses had grown up, when he visited his kinsmen and witnessed their forced labor, he saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his own kinsmen.
12. Looking about and seeing no one, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
13. The next day he went out again, and now two Hebrews were fighting! So he asked the culprit, "Why are you striking your fellow Hebrew?"
14. But he replied, "Who has appointed you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses became afraid and thought, "The affair must certainly be known."
15. Pharaoh, too, heard of the affair and sought to put him to death. But Moses fled from him and stayed in the land of Midian. As he was seated there by a well,
16. seven daughters of a priest of Midian came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father's flock.
17. But some shepherds came and drove them away. Then Moses got up and defended them and watered their flock.
18. When they returned to their father Reuel, he said to them, "How is it you have returned so soon today?"
19. They answered, "An Egyptian saved us from the interference of the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock!"
20. "Where is the man?" he asked his daughters. "Why did you leave him there? Invite him to have something to eat."
21. Moses agreed to live with him, and the man gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage.
22. She bore him a son, whom he named Gershom; for he said, "I am a stranger in a foreign land."
23. A long time passed, during which the king of Egypt died. Still the Israelites groaned and cried out because of their slavery. As their cry for release went up to God,
24. he heard their groaning and was mindful of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
25. He saw the Israelites and knew....

Psalms 15:1-5
1. A psalm of David. I LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy mountain?
2. Whoever walks without blame, doing what is right, speaking truth from the heart;
3. Who does not slander a neighbor, does no harm to another, never defames a friend;
4. Who disdains the wicked, but honors those who fear the LORD; Who keeps an oath despite the cost,
5. lends no money at interest, accepts no bribe against the innocent. III Whoever acts like this shall never be shaken.

Proverbs 4:25-27
25. Let your eyes look straight ahead and your glance be directly forward.
26. Survey the path for your feet, and let all your ways be sure.
27. Turn neither to right nor to left, keep your foot far from evil.

Matthew 17:1-27
1. After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
2. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.
3. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him.
4. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
5. While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."
6. When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.
7. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and do not be afraid."
8. And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.
9. As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, "Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."
10. Then the disciples asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
11. He said in reply, "Elijah will indeed come and restore all things;
12. but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands."
13. Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.
14. When they came to the crowd a man approached, knelt down before him,
15. and said, "Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water.
16. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him."
17. Jesus said in reply, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to me."
18. Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him, and from that hour the boy was cured.
19. Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said, "Why could we not drive it out?"
20. He said to them, "Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
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22. As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is to be handed over to men,
23. and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day." And they were overwhelmed with grief.
24. When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?"
25. "Yes," he said. When he came into the house, before he had time to speak, Jesus asked him, "What is your opinion, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take tolls or census tax? From their subjects or from foreigners?"
26. When he said, "From foreigners," Jesus said to him, "Then the subjects are exempt.
27. But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax. Give that to them for me and for you."