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January 29


Exodus 7:1-25
1. The LORD answered him, "See! I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall act as your prophet.
2. You shall tell him all that I command you. In turn, your brother Aaron shall tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave his land.
3. Yet I will make Pharaoh so obstinate that, despite the many signs and wonders that I will work in the land of Egypt,
4. he will not listen to you. Therefore I will lay my hand on Egypt and by great acts of judgment I will bring the hosts of my people, the Israelites, out of the land of Egypt,
5. so that the Egyptians may learn that I am the LORD, as I stretch out my hand against Egypt and lead the Israelites out of their midst."
6. Moses and Aaron did as the LORD had commanded them.
7. Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.
8. The LORD told Moses and Aaron,
9. "If Pharaoh demands that you work a sign or wonder, you shall say to Aaron: Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, and it will be changed into a snake."
10. Then Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did as the LORD had commanded. Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants, and it was changed into a snake.
11. Pharaoh, in turn, summoned wise men and sorcerers, and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did likewise by their magic arts.
12. Each one threw down his staff, and it was changed into a snake. But Aaron's staff swallowed their staffs.
13. Pharaoh, however, was obstinate and would not listen to them, just as the LORD had foretold.
14. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh is obdurate in refusing to let the people go.
15. Tomorrow morning, when he sets out for the water, go and present yourself by the river bank, holding in your hand the staff that turned into a serpent.
16. Say to him: The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you with the message: Let my people go to worship me in the desert. But as yet you have not listened.
17. The LORD now says: This is how you shall know that I am the LORD. I will strike the water of the river with the staff I hold, and it shall be changed into blood.
18. The fish in the river shall die, and the river itself shall become so polluted that the Egyptians will be unable to drink its water."
19. The LORD then said to Moses, "Say to Aaron: Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt-- their streams and canals and pools, all their supplies of water-- that they may become blood. Throughout the land of Egypt there shall be blood, even in the wooden pails and stone jars."
20. Moses and Aaron did as the LORD had commanded. Aaron raised his staff and struck the waters of the river in full view of Pharaoh and his servants, and all the water of the river was changed into blood.
21. The fish in the river died, and the river itself became so polluted that the Egyptians could not drink its water. There was blood throughout the land of Egypt.
22. But the Egyptian magicians did the same by their magic arts. So Pharaoh remained obstinate and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had foretold.
23. He turned away and went into his house, with no concern even for this.
24. All the Egyptians had to dig in the neighborhood of the river for drinking water, since they could not drink the river water.
25. Seven days passed after the LORD had struck the river.

Exodus 8:1-32
1. The LORD then told Moses, "Say to Aaron: Stretch out your hand and your staff over the streams and canals and pools, to make frogs overrun the land of Egypt."
2. Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
3. But the magicians did the same by their magic arts. They, too, made frogs overrun the land of Egypt.
4. Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray the LORD to remove the frogs from me and my subjects, and I will let the people go to offer sacrifice to the LORD."
5. Moses answered Pharaoh, "Do me the favor of appointing the time when I am to pray for you and your servants and your subjects, that the frogs may be taken away from you and your houses and be left only in the river."
6. "Tomorrow," said Pharaoh. Then Moses replied, "It shall be as you have said, so that you may learn that there is none like the LORD, our God.
7. The frogs shall leave you and your houses, your servants and your subjects; only in the river shall they be left."
8. After Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh's presence, Moses implored the LORD to fulfill the promise he had made to Pharaoh about the frogs;
9. and the LORD did as Moses had asked. The frogs in the houses and courtyards and fields died off.
10. Heaps and heaps of them were gathered up, and there was a stench in the land.
11. But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he became obdurate and would not listen to them, just as the LORD had foretold.
12. Thereupon the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron to stretch out his staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may be turned into gnats throughout the land of Egypt."
13. They did so. Aaron stretched out his hand, and with his staff he struck the dust of the earth, and gnats came upon man and beast. The dust of the earth was turned into gnats throughout the land of Egypt.
14. Though the magicians tried to bring forth gnats by their magic arts, they could not do so. As the gnats infested man and beast,
15. the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." Yet Pharaoh remained obstinate and would not listen to them, just as the LORD had foretold.
16. Again the LORD told Moses, "Early tomorrow morning present yourself to Pharaoh when he goes forth to the water, and say to him: Thus says the LORD: Let my people go to worship me.
17. If you will not let my people go, I warn you, I will loose swarms of flies upon you and your servants and your subjects and your houses. The houses of the Egyptians and the very ground on which they stand shall be filled with swarms of flies.
18. But on that day I will make an exception of the land of Goshen: there shall be no flies where my people dwell, that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.
19. I will make this distinction between my people and your people. This sign shall take place tomorrow."
20. This the LORD did. Thick swarms of flies entered the house of Pharaoh and the houses of his servants; throughout Egypt the land was infested with flies.
21. Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said to them, "Go and offer sacrifice to your God in this land."
22. But Moses replied, "It is not right to do so, for the sacrifices we offer to the LORD, our God, are an abomination to the Egyptians. If before their very eyes we offer sacrifices which are an abomination to them, will not the Egyptians stone us?
23. We must go a three days' journey in the desert to offer sacrifice to the LORD, our God, as he commands us."
24. "Well, then," said Pharaoh, "I will let you go to offer sacrifice to the LORD, your God, in the desert, provided that you do not go too far away and that you pray for me."
25. Moses answered, "As soon as I leave your presence I will pray to the LORD that the flies may depart tomorrow from Pharaoh and his servants and his subjects. Pharaoh, however, must not play false again by refusing to let the people go to offer sacrifice to the LORD."
26. When Moses left Pharaoh's presence, he prayed to the LORD;
27. and the LORD did as Moses had asked. He removed the flies from Pharaoh and his servants and subjects. Not one remained.
28. But once more Pharaoh became obdurate and would not let the people go.
29. A prayer of David. I Hear, LORD, my plea for justice; pay heed to my cry; Listen to my prayer spoken without guile.
30. From you let my vindication come; your eyes see what is right.
31. You have tested my heart, searched it in the night. You have tried me by fire, but find no malice in me. My mouth has not transgressed
32. as humans often do. As your lips have instructed me, I have kept the way of the law.

Psalms 17:1-7
1. My steps have kept to your paths; my feet have not faltered.
2. I call upon you; answer me, O God. Turn your ear to me; hear my prayer.
3. Show your wonderful love, you who deliver with your right arm those who seek refuge from their foes.
4. Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
5. How may your water sources be dispersed abroad, streams of water in the streets?
6. Let your fountain be yours alone, not one shared with strangers;
7. And have joy of the wife of your youth,

Proverbs 5:15-20
15. your lovely hind, your graceful doe. Her love will invigorate you always, through her love you will flourish continually,
16. Why then, my son, should you go astray for another's wife and accept the embraces of an adulteress?
17. When Jesus finished these words, he left Galilee and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.
18. Great crowds followed him, and he cured them there.
19. Some Pharisees approached him, and tested him, saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?"
20. He said in reply, "Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female'

Matthew 19:1-30
1. and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?
2. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate."
3. They said to him, "Then why did Moses command that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss (her)?"
4. He said to them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
5. I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery."
6. (His) disciples said to him, "If that is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."
7. He answered, "Not all can accept (this) word, but only those to whom that is granted.
8. Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it."
9. Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them,
10. but Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
11. After he placed his hands on them, he went away.
12. Now someone approached him and said, "Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?"
13. He answered him, "Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."
14. He asked him, "Which ones?" And Jesus replied, " 'You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness;
15. honor your father and your mother'; and 'you shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"
16. The young man said to him, "All of these I have observed. What do I still lack?"
17. Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to (the) poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
18. When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
19. Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.
20. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
21. When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, "Who then can be saved?"
22. Jesus looked at them and said, "For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible."
23. Then Peter said to him in reply, "We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?"
24. Jesus said to them, "Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
25. And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life.
26. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.