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Bible in one year


January 5


Genesis 9:1-28
1. Then God gave his blessing to Noah and his sons. He said to them, "Have children and increase your numbers. Fill the earth.
2. "All of the land animals will be afraid of you. All of the birds of the air will fear you. Every creature that moves along the ground will fear you. Every fish in the oceans will also be afraid of you. Every living thing is put under your control.
3. "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. I have already given you the green plants for food. Now I am giving you everything.
4. "But you must not eat meat that still has blood in it.
5. You can be sure that I will hold someone accountable if you are murdered. I will even hold animals accountable if they kill you. I will also hold anyone accountable who murders another person.
6. "Anyone who murders man will be killed by man. That is because I have made man in my own likeness.
7. "Have children and increase your numbers. Multiply on the earth and increase your numbers on it."
8. Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons who were with him. He said,
9. "I am now making my covenant with you and with all of your children who will be born after you.
10. I am making it also with every living thing that was with you in the ark. I am making my covenant with the birds, the livestock and all of the wild animals. I am making it with all of the creatures that came out of the ark with you. I am making it with every living thing on earth.
11. "Here is my covenant that I am making with you. The waters of a flood will never destroy all life again. A flood will never destroy the earth again."
12. God continued, "My covenant is between me and you and every living thing with you. It is a covenant for all time to come. "Here is the sign of the covenant I am making.
13. I have put my rainbow in the clouds. It will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
14. Sometimes when I bring clouds over the earth, a rainbow will appear in them.
15. Then I will remember my covenant between me and you and every kind of living thing. The waters will never become a flood to destroy all life again.
16. "When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it. I will remember that my covenant will last forever. It is a covenant between me and every kind of living thing on earth."
17. So God said to Noah, "The rainbow is the sign of my covenant. I have made my covenant between me and all life on earth."
18. The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan.
19. The people who were scattered over the earth came from Noah's three sons.
20. Noah was a man who worked the ground. He decided to plant a vineyard.
21. He drank some of its wine. It made him drunk. Then he lay down inside his tent without any clothes on.
22. Ham saw his father's naked body. Ham was the father of Canaan. Ham went outside and told his two brothers.
23. But Shem and Japheth took a piece of clothing. They laid it across their shoulders. Then they walked backward into the tent. They covered their father's body. They turned their faces away. They didn't want to see their father's naked body.
24. Then Noah woke up from his sleep that was caused by the wine. He found out what his youngest son had done to him.
25. He said, "May a curse be put on Canaan. He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers."
26. Noah also said, "May the Lord, the God of Shem, be blessed. May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27. May God add land to Japheth's territory. May Japheth live in the tents of Shem. And may Canaan be their slave."
28. After the flood Noah lived 350 years.

Genesis 10:1-32
1. Here is the story of Shem, Ham and Japheth. They were Noah's sons. After the flood, they too had sons.
2. The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras.
3. The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
4. The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim and the Rodanites.
5. The people who lived by the sea came from all of them. Their tribes and nations spread out into their own territories. Each tribe and nation had its own language.
6. The sons of Ham were Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.
7. The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
8. Cush was the father of Nimrod. Nimrod grew up to be a mighty hero on the earth.
9. He was a mighty hunter in the Lord's eyes. That's why people sometimes compare others with Nimrod. They say, "They are like Nimrod, who is a mighty hunter in the Lord's eyes."
10. At first Nimrod's kingdom was made up of Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh. Those cities were in the land of Babylonia.
11. From that land he went to Assyria. There he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir and Calah.
12. He also built Resen. It is between Nineveh and Calah. Nineveh is the great city.
13. Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites and Naphtuhites.
14. He was also the father of the Pathrusites, Casluhites and Caphtorites. The Philistines came from the Casluhites.
15. Canaan was the father of Sidon. Sidon was his oldest son. Canaan was also the father of the Hittites,
16. Jebusites, Amorites and Girgashites.
17. And he was the father of the Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,
18. Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. Later the Canaanite tribes scattered.
19. The borders of Canaan went from Sidon toward Gerar all the way to Gaza. Then they went toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim all the way to Lasha.
20. Those are the sons of Ham. They are listed by their tribes and languages in their territories and nations.
21. Sons were also born to Shem. Shem was Japheth's younger brother. All of the sons of Eber came from Shem.
22. The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
23. The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech.
24. Arphaxad was the father of Shelah. Shelah was the father of Eber.
25. Eber was the father of two sons. One was named Peleg. That's because the earth was divided up in his time. His brother was named Joktan.
26. Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth and Jerah.
27. He was also the father of Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
28. Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
29. Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All of them were sons of Joktan.
30. The area where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar. It was in the eastern hill country.
31. Those are the sons of Shem. They are listed by their tribes and languages in their territories and nations.
32. Those are the tribes of Noah's sons. They are listed by their family lines within their nations. From them the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.

Psalms 3:5-8
5. I lie down and sleep. I wake up again, because the Lord takes care of me.
6. I won't be afraid of the tens of thousands who are lined up against me on every side.
7. Lord, rise up! My God, save me! Strike all my enemies in the face. Break the teeth of sinful people.
8. Lord, you are the one who saves. May your blessing be on your people. Selah

Proverbs 1:23-27
23. Suppose you had paid attention to my warning. Then I would have poured out my heart to you. I would have told you what I was thinking.
24. But you turned away from me when I called out to you. None of you paid attention when I reached out my hand.
25. You turned away from all my advice. You wouldn't accept my warning.
26. So I will laugh at you when you are in danger. I will make fun of you when hard times come.
27. I will laugh when hard times hit you like a storm. I will laugh when danger comes your way like a windstorm. I will make fun of you when suffering and trouble come.

Matthew 5:1-26
1. Jesus saw the crowds. So he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him.
2. Then he began to teach them. He said,
3. "Blessed are those who are spiritually needy. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
4. Blessed are those who are sad. They will be comforted.
5. Blessed are those who are free of pride. They will be given the earth.
6. Blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right. They will be filled.
7. Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be shown mercy.
8. Blessed are those whose hearts are pure. They will see God.
9. Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called sons of God.
10. Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
11. "Blessed are you when people make fun of you and hurt you because of me. You are also blessed when they tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me.
12. Be joyful and glad. Your reward in heaven is great. In the same way, people hurt the prophets who lived long ago.
13. "You are the salt of the earth. But suppose the salt loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. It will be thrown out. People will walk all over it.
14. "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can't be hidden.
15. Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house.
16. "In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father who is in heaven.
17. "Do not think I have come to get rid of what is written in the Law or in the Prophets. I have not come to do that. Instead, I have come to give full meaning to what is written.
18. What I'm about to tell you is true. Heaven and earth will disappear before the smallest letter disappears from the Law. Not even the smallest stroke of a pen will disappear from the Law until everything is completed.
19. "Do not break even one of the least important commandments. And do not teach others to break them. If you do, you will be called the least important person in the kingdom of heaven. Instead, practice and teach these commands. Then you will be called important in the kingdom of heaven.
20. "Here is what I tell you. You must be more godly than the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. If you are not, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
21. "You have heard what was said to people who lived long ago. They were told, 'Do not commit murder.--(Exodus 20:13) Anyone who murders will be judged for it.'
22. But here is what I tell you. Do not be angry with your brother. Anyone who is angry with his brother will be judged. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' must stand trial in the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire in hell.
23. "Suppose you are offering your gift at the altar. And you remember that your brother has something against you.
24. Leave your gift in front of the altar. First go and make peace with your brother. Then come back and offer your gift.
25. "Suppose someone has a claim against you and is taking you to court. Settle the matter quickly. Do it while you are still with him on your way. If you don't, he may hand you over to the judge. The judge may hand you over to the officer. And you may be thrown into prison.
26. What I'm about to tell you is true. You will not get out until you have paid the very last penny!