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Bible in one year


January 6


Genesis 11:1-32
1. The whole world had only one language. All people spoke it.
2. They moved to the east and found a broad valley in Babylonia. There they settled down.
3. They said to each other, "Come. Let's make bricks and bake them well." They used bricks instead of stones. They used tar to hold the bricks together.
4. Then they said, "Come. Let's build a city for ourselves. Let's build a tower that reaches to the sky. We'll make a name for ourselves. Then we won't be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
5. But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.
6. The Lord said, "They are one people. And all of them speak the same language. That is why they can do this. Now they will be able to do anything they plan to.
7. Come. Let us go down and mix up their language. Then they will not understand each other."
8. So the Lord scattered them from there over the whole earth. And they stopped building the city.
9. The Lord mixed up the language of the whole world there. That's why the city was named Babel. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
10. Here is the story of Shem. It was two years after the flood. When Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.
11. After Arphaxad was born, Shem lived 500 years. And he had other sons and daughters.
12. When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
13. After Shelah was born, Arphaxad lived 403 years. And he had other sons and daughters.
14. When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
15. After Eber was born, Shelah lived 403 years. And he had other sons and daughters.
16. When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
17. After Peleg was born, Eber lived 430 years. And he had other sons and daughters.
18. When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
19. After Reu was born, Peleg lived 209 years. And he had other sons and daughters.
20. When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
21. After Serug was born, Reu lived 207 years. And he had other sons and daughters.
22. When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
23. After Nahor was born, Serug lived 200 years. And he had other sons and daughters.
24. When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
25. After Terah was born, Nahor lived 119 years. And he had other sons and daughters.
26. Terah lived for 70 years. Then he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
27. Here is the story of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.
28. Haran died in Ur in Babylonia. That was the land where he had been born. Haran died while his father Terah was still alive.
29. Abram and Nahor both got married. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai. The name of Nahor's wife was Milcah. She was the daughter of Haran. Haran was the father of Milcah and Iscah.
30. But Sarai wasn't able to have children.
31. Terah started out from Ur in Babylonia. He took his son Abram with him. He also took his grandson Lot. Lot was the son of Haran. And Terah took his daughter-in-law Sarai. She was the wife of his son Abram. All of them left together to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled down.
32. Terah lived for 205 years. He died in Haran.

Genesis 12:1-20
1. The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country and your people. Leave your father's family. Go to the land I will show you.
2. "I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you. I will make your name great. You will be a blessing to others.
3. I will bless those who bless you. I will put a curse on anyone who calls down a curse on you. All nations on earth will be blessed because of you."
4. So Abram left, just as the Lord had told him. Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.
5. He took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot. They took all of the things they had gotten in Haran. They also took the workers they had gotten there. They set out for the land of Canaan. And they arrived there.
6. Abram traveled through the land. He went as far as the large tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the people of Canaan were living in the land.
7. The Lord appeared to Abram at Shechem. He said, "I will give this land to your children after you." So Abram built an altar there to honor the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8. From there, Abram went on toward the hills east of Bethel. He set up his tent there. Bethel was to the west, and Ai was to the east. Abram built an altar there and worshiped the Lord.
9. Then Abram left and continued toward the Negev Desert.
10. At that time there wasn't enough food in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while.
11. As he was about to enter Egypt, he spoke to his wife Sarai. He said, "I know what a beautiful woman you are.
12. The people of Egypt will see you. They will say, 'This is his wife.' And they will kill me. But they will let you live.
13. Say you are my sister. Then I'll be treated well because of you. My life will be spared because of you."
14. Abram arrived in Egypt. The people of Egypt saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman.
15. When Pharaoh's officials saw her, they bragged to Pharaoh about her. Sarai was taken into his palace.
16. Pharaoh treated Abram well because of her. So Abram gained more sheep and cattle. He also got more male and female donkeys. And he gained more male and female servants and some camels.
17. But the Lord sent terrible sicknesses on Pharaoh and everyone in his palace. He did it because of Abram's wife Sarai.
18. So Pharaoh sent for Abram. "What have you done to me?" he said. "Why didn't you tell me she was your wife?
19. Why did you say, 'She's my sister'? That's why I took her to be my wife. Now then, here's your wife. Take her and go!"
20. Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men. They sent him on his way. He left with his wife and everything he had.

Psalms 4:1-3
1. For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments. My faithful God, answer me when I call out to you. Give me rest from my trouble. Show me your favor. Hear my prayer.
2. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love what will certainly fail you? How long will you pray to statues of gods? Selah
3. Remember that the Lord has set his faithful people apart for himself. The Lord will hear me when I call out to him.

Proverbs 1:28-33
28. "Then you will call to me. But I won't answer. You will look for me. But you won't find me.
29. You hated knowledge. You didn't choose to have respect for the Lord.
30. You wouldn't accept my advice. You turned your backs on my warnings.
31. So you will eat the fruit of the way you have lived. You will choke on the fruit of what you have planned.
32. "Childish people go down the wrong path. They will die. Foolish people are satisfied with the way they live. They will be destroyed.
33. But those who listen to me will live in safety. They will not worry. They won't be afraid of getting hurt."

Matthew 5:27-48
27. "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'--(Exodus 20:14)
28. But here is what I tell you. Do not even look at a woman in the wrong way. Anyone who does has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29. "If your right eye causes you to sin, poke it out and throw it away. Your eye is only one part of your body. It is better to lose it than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
30. "If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. Your hand is only one part of your body. It is better to lose it than for your whole body to go into hell.
31. "It has been said, 'Suppose a man divorces his wife. If he does, he must give her a letter of divorce.'--(Deuteronomy 24:1)
32. But here is what I tell you. Anyone who divorces his wife causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who gets married to the divorced woman commits adultery. A man may divorce his wife only if she has not been faithful to him.
33. "Again, you have heard what was said to your people long ago. They were told, 'Do not break the promises you make to the Lord. Keep the oaths you have made to him.'
34. But here is what I tell you. Do not make any promises like that at all. Do not make them in the name of heaven. That is God's throne.
35. Do not make them in the name of the earth. That is the stool for God's feet. Do not make them in the name of Jerusalem. That is the city of the Great King.
36. And do not take an oath in the name of your head. You can't make even one hair white or black.
37. "Just let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes.' Let your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more than this comes from the evil one.
38. "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye must be put out for an eye. A tooth must be knocked out for a tooth.'--(Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21)
39. But here is what I tell you. Do not fight against an evil person. "Suppose someone hits you on your right cheek. Turn your other cheek to him also.
40. Suppose someone takes you to court to get your shirt. Let him have your coat also.
41. Suppose someone forces you to go one mile. Go two miles with him.
42. "Give to the one who asks you for something. Don't turn away from the one who wants to borrow something from you.
43. "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor.--(Leviticus 19:18) Hate your enemy.'
44. But here is what I tell you. Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.
45. Then you will be sons of your Father who is in heaven. "He causes his sun to shine on evil people and good people. He sends rain on those who do right and those who don't.
46. "If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Even the tax collectors do that.
47. If you greet only your own people, what more are you doing than others? Even people who are ungodly do that.
48. So be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.