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Bible in one year


January 4


Genesis 7:1-24
1. Finally, the day came when the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I consider you alone to be righteous.
2. Take along seven pairs of each animal that I have approved for eating and for sacrifice, and take one pair of each of the others.
3. Then select seven pairs of every kind of bird. There must be a male and a female in each pair to ensure that every kind of living creature will survive the flood.
4. One week from today I will begin forty days and forty nights of rain. And I will wipe from the earth all the living things I have created."
5. So Noah did exactly as the LORD had commanded him.
6. He was 600 years old when the flood came,
7. and he went aboard the boat to escape--he and his wife and his sons and their wives.
8. With them were all the various kinds of animals--those approved for eating and sacrifice and those that were not--along with all the birds and other small animals.
9. They came into the boat in pairs, male and female, just as God had commanded Noah.
10. One week later, the flood came and covered the earth.
11. When Noah was 600 years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month, the underground waters burst forth on the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky.
12. The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights.
13. But Noah had gone into the boat that very day with his wife and his sons--Shem, Ham, and Japheth--and their wives.
14. With them in the boat were pairs of every kind of breathing animal--domestic and wild, large and small--along with birds and flying insects of every kind.
15. Two by two they came into the boat,
16. male and female, just as God had commanded. Then the LORD shut them in.
17. For forty days the floods prevailed, covering the ground and lifting the boat high above the earth.
18. As the waters rose higher and higher above the ground, the boat floated safely on the surface.
19. Finally, the water covered even the highest mountains on the earth,
20. standing more than twenty-two feet above the highest peaks.
21. All the living things on earth died--birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all kinds of small animals, and all the people.
22. Everything died that breathed and lived on dry land.
23. Every living thing on the earth was wiped out--people, animals both large and small, and birds. They were all destroyed, and only Noah was left alive, along with those who were with him in the boat.
24. And the water covered the earth for 150 days.

Genesis 8:1-22
1. But God remembered Noah and all the animals in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the waters, and the floods began to disappear.
2. The underground water sources ceased their gushing, and the torrential rains stopped.
3. So the flood gradually began to recede. After 150 days,
4. exactly five months from the time the flood began, the boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
5. Two and a half months later, as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks began to appear.
6. After another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat
7. and released a raven that flew back and forth until the earth was dry.
8. Then he sent out a dove to see if it could find dry ground.
9. But the dove found no place to land because the water was still too high. So it returned to the boat, and Noah held out his hand and drew the dove back inside.
10. Seven days later, Noah released the dove again.
11. This time, toward evening, the bird returned to him with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. Noah now knew that the water was almost gone.
12. A week later, he released the dove again, and this time it did not come back.
13. Finally, when Noah was 601 years old, ten and a half months after the flood began, Noah lifted back the cover to look. The water was drying up.
14. Two more months went by, and at last the earth was dry!
15. Then God said to Noah,
16. "Leave the boat, all of you.
17. Release all the animals and birds so they can breed and reproduce in great numbers."
18. So Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives left the boat.
19. And all the various kinds of animals and birds came out, pair by pair.
20. Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and sacrificed on it the animals and birds that had been approved for that purpose.
21. And the LORD was pleased with the sacrifice and said to himself, "I will never again curse the earth, destroying all living things, even though people's thoughts and actions are bent toward evil from childhood.
22. As long as the earth remains, there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night."

Psalms 3:1-4
1. O LORD, I have so many enemies; so many are against me.
2. So many are saying, "God will never rescue him!"
3. But you, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts my head high.
4. I cried out to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy mountain.

Proverbs 1:20-22
20. Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.
21. She calls out to the crowds along the main street, and to those in front of city hall.
22. "You simpletons!" she cries. "How long will you go on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools fight the facts?

Matthew 4:1-25
1. Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil.
2. For forty days and forty nights he ate nothing and became very hungry.
3. Then the Devil came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, change these stones into loaves of bread."
4. But Jesus told him, "No! The Scriptures say, 'People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.'"
5. Then the Devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple,
6. and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, 'He orders his angels to protect you. And they will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone.'"
7. Jesus responded, "The Scriptures also say, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'"
8. Next the Devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him the nations of the world and all their glory.
9. "I will give it all to you," he said, "if you will only kneel down and worship me."
10. "Get out of here, Satan," Jesus told him. "For the Scriptures say, 'You must worship the Lord your God; serve only him.'"
11. Then the Devil went away, and angels came and cared for Jesus.
12. When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he left Judea and returned to Galilee.
13. But instead of going to Nazareth, he went to Capernaum, beside the Sea of Galilee, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.
14. This fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy:
15. "In the land of Zebulun and of Naphtali, beside the sea, beyond the Jordan River--in Galilee where so many Gentiles live--
16. the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined."
17. From then on, Jesus began to preach, "Turn from your sins and turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near. "
18. One day as Jesus was walking along the shore beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers--Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew--fishing with a net, for they were commercial fishermen.
19. Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!"
20. And they left their nets at once and went with him.
21. A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, mending their nets. And he called them to come, too.
22. They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.
23. Jesus traveled throughout Galilee teaching in the synagogues, preaching everywhere the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed people who had every kind of sickness and disease.
24. News about him spread far beyond the borders of Galilee so that the sick were soon coming to be healed from as far away as Syria. And whatever their illness and pain, or if they were possessed by demons, or were epileptics, or were paralyzed--he healed them all.
25. Large crowds followed him wherever he went--people from Galilee, the Ten Towns, Jerusalem, from all over Judea, and from east of the Jordan River.