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Bible in one year


January 26


Exodus 1:1-22
1. These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household:
2. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3. Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4. Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
5. The total number of people born to Jacob was seventy. Joseph was already in Egypt.
6. Then Joseph died, and all his brothers, and that whole generation.
7. But the Israelites were fruitful and prolific; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them.
8. Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
9. He said to his people, "Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we.
10. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land."
11. Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh.
12. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.
13. The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites,
14. and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them.
15. The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah,
16. "When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live."
17. But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live.
18. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?"
19. The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them."
20. So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong.
21. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families.
22. Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live."

Exodus 2:1-25
1. Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.
2. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months.
3. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river.
4. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him.
5. The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it.
6. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him, "This must be one of the Hebrews' children," she said.
7. Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?"
8. Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Yes." So the girl went and called the child's mother.
9. Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed it.
10. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, "because," she said, "I drew him out of the water."
11. One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and saw their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his kinsfolk.
12. He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
13. When he went out the next day, he saw two Hebrews fighting; and he said to the one who was in the wrong, "Why do you strike your fellow Hebrew?"
14. He answered, "Who made you a ruler and judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid and thought, "Surely the thing is known."
15. When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh. He settled in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well.
16. The priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came to draw water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
17. But some shepherds came and drove them away. Moses got up and came to their defense and watered their flock.
18. When they returned to their father Reuel, he said, "How is it that you have come back so soon today?"
19. They said, "An Egyptian helped us against the shepherds; he even drew water for us and watered the flock."
20. He said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why did you leave the man? Invite him to break bread."
21. Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah in marriage.
22. She bore a son, and he named him Gershom; for he said, "I have been an alien residing in a foreign land."
23. After a long time the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned under their slavery, and cried out. Out of the slavery their cry for help rose up to God.
24. God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
25. God looked upon the Israelites, and God took notice of them.

Psalms 15:1-5
1. O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill?
2. Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart;
3. who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
4. in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the LORD; who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
5. who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.

Proverbs 4:25-27
25. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
26. Keep straight the path of your feet, and all your ways will be sure.
27. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.

Matthew 17:1-27
1. Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.
2. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.
3. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
4. Then Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
5. While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!"
6. When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear.
7. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Get up and do not be afraid."
8. And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.
9. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, "Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."
10. And the disciples asked him, "Why, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
11. He replied, "Elijah is indeed coming and will restore all things;
12. but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but they did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man is about to suffer at their hands."
13. Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them about John the Baptist.
14. When they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him,
15. and said, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
16. And I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him."
17. Jesus answered, "You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you? Bring him here to me."
18. And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly.
19. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?"
20. He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."
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22. As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands,
23. and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised." And they were greatly distressed.
24. When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?"
25. He said, "Yes, he does." And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?"
26. When Peter said, "From others," Jesus said to him, "Then the children are free.
27. However, so that we do not give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me."