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Bible in one year


January 28


Exodus 5:1-23
1. Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Let my people go, so that they may celebrate a festival to me in the wilderness.'"
2. But Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should heed him and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and I will not let Israel go."
3. Then they said, "The God of the Hebrews has revealed himself to us; let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness to sacrifice to the LORD our God, or he will fall upon us with pestilence or sword."
4. But the king of Egypt said to them, "Moses and Aaron, why are you taking the people away from their work? Get to your labors!"
5. Pharaoh continued, "Now they are more numerous than the people of the land and yet you want them to stop working!"
6. That same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, as well as their supervisors,
7. "You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as before; let them go and gather straw for themselves.
8. But you shall require of them the same quantity of bricks as they have made previously; do not diminish it, for they are lazy; that is why they cry, 'Let us go and offer sacrifice to our God.'
9. Let heavier work be laid on them; then they will labor at it and pay no attention to deceptive words."
10. So the taskmasters and the supervisors of the people went out and said to the people, "Thus says Pharaoh, 'I will not give you straw.
11. Go and get straw yourselves, wherever you can find it; but your work will not be lessened in the least.'"
12. So the people scattered throughout the land of Egypt, to gather stubble for straw.
13. The taskmasters were urgent, saying, "Complete your work, the same daily assignment as when you were given straw."
14. And the supervisors of the Israelites, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and were asked, "Why did you not finish the required quantity of bricks yesterday and today, as you did before?"
15. Then the Israelite supervisors came to Pharaoh and cried, "Why do you treat your servants like this?
16. No straw is given to your servants, yet they say to us, 'Make bricks!' Look how your servants are beaten! You are unjust to your own people."
17. He said, "You are lazy, lazy; that is why you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'
18. Go now, and work; for no straw shall be given you, but you shall still deliver the same number of bricks."
19. The Israelite supervisors saw that they were in trouble when they were told, "You shall not lessen your daily number of bricks."
20. As they left Pharaoh, they came upon Moses and Aaron who were waiting to meet them.
21. They said to them, "The LORD look upon you and judge! You have brought us into bad odor with Pharaoh and his officials, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us."
22. Then Moses turned again to the LORD and said, "O LORD, why have you mistreated this people? Why did you ever send me?
23. Since I first came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has mistreated this people, and you have done nothing at all to deliver your people."

Exodus 6:1-30
1. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh: Indeed, by a mighty hand he will let them go; by a mighty hand he will drive them out of his land."
2. God also spoke to Moses and said to him: "I am the LORD.
3. I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name 'The LORD' I did not make myself known to them.
4. I also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they resided as aliens.
5. I have also heard the groaning of the Israelites whom the Egyptians are holding as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant.
6. Say therefore to the Israelites, 'I am the LORD, and I will free you from the burdens of the Egyptians and deliver you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.
7. I will take you as my people, and I will be your God. You shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has freed you from the burdens of the Egyptians.
8. I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; I will give it to you for a possession. I am the LORD.'"
9. Moses told this to the Israelites; but they would not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and their cruel slavery.
10. Then the LORD spoke to Moses,
11. "Go and tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his land."
12. But Moses spoke to the LORD, "The Israelites have not listened to me; how then shall Pharaoh listen to me, poor speaker that I am?"
13. Thus the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave them orders regarding the Israelites and Pharaoh king of Egypt, charging them to free the Israelites from the land of Egypt.
14. The following are the heads of their ancestral houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.
15. The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon.
16. The following are the names of the sons of Levi according to their genealogies: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, and the length of Levi's life was one hundred thirty-seven years.
17. The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their families.
18. The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, and the length of Kohath's life was one hundred thirty-three years.
19. The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their genealogies.
20. Amram married Jochebed his father's sister and she bore him Aaron and Moses, and the length of Amram's life was one hundred thirty-seven years.
21. The sons of Izhar: Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri.
22. The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri.
23. Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
24. The sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.
25. Aaron's son Eleazar married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the ancestral houses of the Levites by their families.
26. It was this same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt, company by company."
27. It was they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring the Israelites out of Egypt, the same Moses and Aaron.
28. On the day when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
29. he said to him, "I am the LORD; tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I am speaking to you."
30. But Moses said in the LORD's presence, "Since I am a poor speaker, why would Pharaoh listen to me?"

Psalms 16:7-11
7. I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
8. I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9. Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.
10. For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.
11. You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Proverbs 5:7-14
7. And now, my child, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
8. Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house;
9. or you will give your honor to others, and your years to the merciless,
10. and strangers will take their fill of your wealth, and your labors will go to the house of an alien;
11. and at the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are consumed,
12. and you say, "Oh, how I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!
13. I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.
14. Now I am at the point of utter ruin in the public assembly."

Matthew 18:21-35
21. Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?"
22. Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.
23. "For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
24. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him;
25. and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made.
26. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.'
27. And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt.
28. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, 'Pay what you owe.'
29. Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.'
30. But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt.
31. When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place.
32. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.
33. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?'
34. And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt.
35. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart."