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January 18

Genesis 35:1-29
1. Then God said to Jacob, "Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau."
2. So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.
3. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone."
4. So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem.
5. Then they set out, and the terror of God fell upon the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.
6. Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.
7. There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel, because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.
8. Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried under the oak below Bethel. So it was named Allon Bacuth.
9. After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram, God appeared to him again and blessed him.
10. God said to him, "Your name is Jacob, but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel. "So he named him Israel.
11. And God said to him, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will come from your body.
12. The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you."
13. Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him.
14. Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.
15. Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.
16. Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty.
17. And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid, for you have another son."
18. As she breathed her last-for she was dying-she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin.
19. So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
20. Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel's tomb.
21. Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.
22. While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father's concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard of it. Jacob had twelve sons:
23. The sons of Leah: Reuben the firstborn of Jacob, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.
24. The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
25. The sons of Rachel's maidservant Bilhah: Dan and Naphtali.
26. The sons of Leah's maidservant Zilpah: Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.
27. Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.
28. Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years.
29. Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Genesis 36:1-43
1. This is the account of Esau (that is, Edom).
2. Esau took his wives from the women of Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite-
3. also Basemath daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth.
4. Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, Basemath bore Reuel,
5. and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam and Korah. These were the sons of Esau, who were born to him in Canaan.
6. Esau took his wives and sons and daughters and all the members of his household, as well as his livestock and all his other animals and all the goods he had acquired in Canaan, and moved to a land some distance from his brother Jacob.
7. Their possessions were too great for them to remain together; the land where they were staying could not support them both because of their livestock.
8. So Esau (that is, Edom) settled in the hill country of Seir.
9. This is the account of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.
10. These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz, the son of Esau's wife Adah, and Reuel, the son of Esau's wife Basemath.
11. The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam and Kenaz.
12. Esau's son Eliphaz also had a concubine named Timna, who bore him Amalek. These were grandsons of Esau's wife Adah.
13. The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were grandsons of Esau's wife Basemath.
14. The sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon, whom she bore to Esau: Jeush, Jalam and Korah.
15. These were the chiefs among Esau's descendants: The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: Chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,
16. Korah, Gatam and Amalek. These were the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in Edom; they were grandsons of Adah.
17. The sons of Esau's son Reuel: Chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the chiefs descended from Reuel in Edom; they were grandsons of Esau's wife Basemath.
18. The sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: Chiefs Jeush, Jalam and Korah. These were the chiefs descended from Esau's wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah.
19. These were the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these were their chiefs.
20. These were the sons of Seir the Horite, who were living in the region: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
21. Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These sons of Seir in Edom were Horite chiefs.
22. The sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam. Timna was Lotan's sister.
23. The sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam.
24. The sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is the Anah who discovered the hot springs in the desert while he was grazing the donkeys of his father Zibeon.
25. The children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah daughter of Anah.
26. The sons of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran and Keran.
27. The sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan.
28. The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.
29. These were the Horite chiefs: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
30. Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These were the Horite chiefs, according to their divisions, in the land of Seir.
31. These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king reigned:
32. Bela son of Beor became king of Edom. His city was named Dinhabah.
33. When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah succeeded him as king.
34. When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites succeeded him as king.
35. When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, succeeded him as king. His city was named Avith.
36. When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him as king.
37. When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the river succeeded him as king.
38. When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Acbor succeeded him as king.
39. When Baal-Hanan son of Acbor died, Hadad succeeded him as king. His city was named Pau, and his wife's name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab.
40. These were the chiefs descended from Esau, by name, according to their clans and regions: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,
41. Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,
42. Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,
43. Magdiel and Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom, according to their settlements in the land they occupied. This was Esau the father of the Edomites.

Psalms 9:6-10
6. Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.
7. The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.
8. He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.
9. The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Proverbs 3:27-30
27. Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
28. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"- when you now have it with you.
29. Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
30. Do not accuse a man for no reason- when he has done you no harm.

Matthew 12:22-50
22. Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.
23. All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"
24. But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."
25. Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
26. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?
27. And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.
28. But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29. "Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house.
30. "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
31. And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
32. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
33. "Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.
34. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
35. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
36. But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
37. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
38. Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, "Teacher, we want to see a miraculous sign from you."
39. He answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
40. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41. The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.
42. The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.
43. "When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.
44. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.
45. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation."
46. While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.
47. Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you."
48. He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
49. Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.
50. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."