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Bible in one year

February 1

Exodus 13:1-22
1. The LORD said to Moses:
2. Consecrate to me all the firstborn; whatever is the first to open the womb among the Israelites, of human beings and animals, is mine.
3. Moses said to the people, "Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, because the LORD brought you out from there by strength of hand; no leavened bread shall be eaten.
4. Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out.
5. When the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this observance in this month.
6. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a festival to the LORD.
7. Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seen in your possession, and no leaven shall be seen among you in all your territory.
8. You shall tell your child on that day, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
9. It shall serve for you as a sign on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead, so that the teaching of the LORD may be on your lips; for with a strong hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.
10. You shall keep this ordinance at its proper time from year to year.
11. "When the LORD has brought you into the land of the Canaanites, as he swore to you and your ancestors, and has given it to you,
12. you shall set apart to the LORD all that first opens the womb. All the firstborn of your livestock that are males shall be the LORD's.
13. But every firstborn donkey you shall redeem with a sheep; if you do not redeem it, you must break its neck. Every firstborn male among your children you shall redeem.
14. When in the future your child asks you, 'What does this mean?' you shall answer, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.
15. When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from human firstborn to the firstborn of animals. Therefore I sacrifice to the LORD every male that first opens the womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.'
16. It shall serve as a sign on your hand and as an emblem on your forehead that by strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt."
17. When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God thought, "If the people face war, they may change their minds and return to Egypt."
18. So God led the people by the roundabout way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of the land of Egypt prepared for battle.
19. And Moses took with him the bones of Joseph who had required a solemn oath of the Israelites, saying, "God will surely take notice of you, and then you must carry my bones with you from here."
20. They set out from Succoth, and camped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness.
21. The LORD went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night.
22. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.

Exodus 14:1-31
1. Then the LORD said to Moses:
2. Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall camp opposite it, by the sea.
3. Pharaoh will say of the Israelites, "They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has closed in on them."
4. I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them, so that I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
5. When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, "What have we done, letting Israel leave our service?"
6. So he had his chariot made ready, and took his army with him;
7. he took six hundred picked chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.
8. The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued the Israelites, who were going out boldly.
9. The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh's horses and chariots, his chariot drivers and his army; they overtook them camped by the sea, by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.
10. As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the LORD.
11. They said to Moses, "Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt?
12. Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, 'Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness."
13. But Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the LORD will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again.
14. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to keep still."
15. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to go forward.
16. But you lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the Israelites may go into the sea on dry ground.
17. Then I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and so I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army, his chariots, and his chariot drivers.
18. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gained glory for myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his chariot drivers."
19. The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them.
20. It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night.
21. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided.
22. The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
23. The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh's horses, chariots, and chariot drivers.
24. At the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic.
25. He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the Israelites, for the LORD is fighting for them against Egypt."
26. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers."
27. So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the LORD tossed the Egyptians into the sea.
28. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained.
29. But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
30. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.
31. Israel saw the great work that the LORD did against the Egyptians. So the people feared the LORD and believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses.

Psalms 18:13-19
13. The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice.
14. And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings, and routed them.
15. Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
16. He reached down from on high, he took me; he drew me out of mighty waters.
17. He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
18. They confronted me in the day of my calamity; but the LORD was my support.
19. He brought me out into a broad place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Proverbs 6:6-11
6. Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise.
7. Without having any chief or officer or ruler,
8. it prepares its food in summer, and gathers its sustenance in harvest.
9. How long will you lie there, O lazybones? When will you rise from your sleep?
10. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,
11. and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior.

Matthew 21:1-22
1. When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
2. saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.
3. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, 'The Lord needs them.' And he will send them immediately. "
4. This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
5. "Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
6. The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;
7. they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them.
8. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
10. When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?"
11. The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee."
12. Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
13. He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer'; but you are making it a den of robbers."
14. The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he cured them.
15. But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the amazing things that he did, and heard the children crying out in the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they became angry
16. and said to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise for yourself'?"
17. He left them, went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.
18. In the morning, when he returned to the city, he was hungry.
19. And seeing a fig tree by the side of the road, he went to it and found nothing at all on it but leaves. Then he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.
20. When the disciples saw it, they were amazed, saying, "How did the fig tree wither at once?"
21. Jesus answered them, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' it will be done.
22. Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive."