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Bible in one year

January 25

Genesis 49:1-33
1. And Jacob called for his sons and said: come together, that I may tell you what shall happen you in the last days.
2. Gather you together and hear ye sons of Jacob, and hearken unto Israel your father.
3. Ruben, thou art mine eldest son, my might and the beginning of my strength, chief in receiving and chief in power.
4. As unstable as water wast thou: thou shalt therefore not be the chiefest, for thou wentest up upon thy father's bed, and then defiledest thou my couch with going up.
5. The brethren Simeon and Levi, wicked instruments are their weapons.
6. Into their secrets come not my soul, and unto their congregation be my honour not coupled: for in their wrath they slew a man, and in their self will they houghed an ox.
7. Cursed be their wrath for it was strong, and their fierceness for it was cruel. I will therefore divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
8. Juda, thy brethren shall praise thee, and thine hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies, and thy father's children shall stoop unto thee.
9. Juda is a lion's whelp. From spoil my son thou art come on high:(an hye) he laid him down and couched himself as a lion, and as a lioness. Who dare stir him up?
10. The sceptre shall not depart from Juda, nor a ruler from between his legs, until Silo come, unto whom the people shall hearken.
11. He shall bind his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the vine branch, and shall wash his garment in wine and his mantle in the blood of grapes:
12. his eyes are roudier than wine, and his teeth whiter then milk.
13. Zabulon shall dwell in the haven of the sea and in the port of ships, and shall reach unto Sidon.
14. Isachar is a strong ass, he couched him down between two borders,
15. and saw that rest was good and the land that it was pleasant, and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
16. Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17. Dan shall be a serpent in the way, and an adder in the path, and bite the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
18. After thy saving look I, LORD.
19. Gad, men of war shall invade him. And he shall turn them to flight.
20. Of Asser cometh fat bread, and he shall give pleasures for a king.
21. Nephtali is a swift hind, and giveth goodly words.
22. That flourishing child Joseph, that flourishing child and goodly unto the eye: the daughters come forth to bear rule.(ran upon the wall.)
23. The shooters have envied him and chide with him and hated him,
24. and yet his bow bode fast, and his arms and his hands were strong, by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: out of him shall come an herdman, a stone in Israel.
25. Thy father's God shall help thee, and the almighty shall bless thee with blessings from heaven above, and with blessings of the water that lieth under, and with blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
26. The blessings of thy father were strong: even as the blessings of my elders, after the desire of the highest(hiest) in the world, and these blessings shall fall on the head of Joseph, and on the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
27. Ben Jamin is a ravishing wolf. In the morning he shall devour his prey, and at night he shall divide his spoil.
28. All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is that which their father spake unto them when he blessed them, every man with a several blessing.
29. And he charged them and said unto them. I shall be put unto my people: see that ye bury me with my fathers, in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hethite,
30. in the double cave that is in the field before Mamre in the land of Canaan. Which field Abraham bought of Ephron the Hethite for a possession to bury in.
31. There they buried Abraham and Sara his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebecca his wife. And there I buried Lea:
32. which field and the cave that is therein, was bought of the children of Heth.
33. When Jacob had commanded all that he would unto his sons, he plucked up his feet upon the bed and died, and was put unto his people;

Genesis 50:1-26
1. And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
2. And Joseph commanded his servants that were Physicians, to embalm his father, and the Physicians embalmed Israel forty days long,
3. for so long doth the embalming last, and the Egyptians bewept him seventy days.
4. And when the days of weeping were ended, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharao saying: If I have found favour in your eyes, speak unto Pharao and tell him, how that
5. my father made me swear and said: lo, I die, see that thou bury me in my grave which I have made me in the land of Canaan. Now therefore let me go and bury my father, and then will I come again.
6. And Pharao said, go and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
7. And Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went all the servants of Pharao that were the elders of his house, and all the elders of Egypt,
8. and all the house of Joseph and his brethren and his father's house: only their children and their sheep and their cattle left they behind them in the land of Gosan.
9. And there went with him also Chariots and horsemen: so that they were an exceeding great company.
10. And when they came to the field of Atad beyond Jordan, there they made great and exceeding sore lamentation. And he mourned for his father seven days.
11. When the inhabiters of the land the Cananites saw the mourning in the field of Atad, they said: this is a great mourning which the Egyptians make. Wherefore the name of the place is called Abel mizraim, which place lieth beyond Jordan.
12. And his sons did unto him according as he had commanded them.
13. And his sons carried him into the land of Canaan and buried him in the double cave which Abraham had bought with the field to be a place to bury in, of Ephron the Hethite before Mamre.
14. And Joseph returned to Egypt again and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, as soon as he had buried him.
15. When Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said: Joseph might fortune to hate us and reward us again all the evil which we did unto him.
16. They did therefore a commandment unto Joseph saying: thy father charged before his death saying:
17. This wise say unto Joseph, forgive I pray thee the trespass of thy brethren and their sin, for they rewarded thee evil. Now therefore we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of thy father's God. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18. And his brethren came and fell before him and said: behold we be thy servants.
19. And Joseph said unto them: fear not, for am not I under God?
20. Ye thought evil unto me: but God turned it unto good to bring to pass, as it is this day, even to save much people alive.
21. Fear not therefore, for I will care for you and for your children, and he spake kindly unto them.
22. Joseph dwelt in Egypt and his father's house also, and lived an hundred and ten year.
23. And Joseph saw Ephraim's children, even unto the third generation. And unto Machir the son of Manasse were children born, and sat on Joseph's knees.
24. And Joseph said unto his brethren: I die; And God will surely visit you and bring you out of this land, unto the land which he sware unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
25. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel and said: God will not fail but visit you: see therefore that ye carry my bones hence.
26. And so Joseph died, when he was an hundred and ten year old. And they embalmed him and put him in a chest in Egypt. [The end of the first book of Moses.]

Psalms 14:1-7
1. To the chanter, a Psalm of David The foolish bodies say in their hearts: Tush, there is no God. They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings, there is not one that doth good.
2. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand and seek after God.
3. But they are all gone out of the way, they are all together become unprofitable: there is none that doth good, no not one.
4. How can they have understanding, that work mischief, eating up my people, as it were bread, and call not upon the LORD?
5. Therefore shall they be brought in great fear, for God standeth by the generation of the righteous.
6. As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor, because he putteth his trust in the LORD.
7. Oh that the saving health were given unto Israel out of Sion. Oh that the LORD would deliver his people out of captivity. Then should Jacob rejoice, and Israel should be right glad.

Proverbs 4:20-24
20. My son, mark my words, and incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21. Let them not depart from thine eyes, keep them even in the middest of thine heart.
22. For they are life unto all those that find them, and health unto all their bodies.
23. Keep thine heart with all diligence, for there upon hangeth life.
24. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and let the lips of slander(sclaunder) be far from thee.

Matthew 16:1-28
1. Then came to him the pharisees with the sadducees also, and did tempt him, desiring that he would(him to) shew them some sign from heaven.
2. He answered and said unto them: At even ye say, we shall have fair weather, and that because the sky is red:
3. (And) In the morning: ye say, today shall be foul weather, and that because the sky is tremulous(cloudy) and red. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the fashion of the sky: and can ye not discern the signs of the times?
4. The froward nation, and advoutrous, seeketh a sign: (and) there shall none other sign be given unto them, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. So left he them and departed.
5. And when his disciples were come to the other side of the water, they had forgotten to take bread with them.
6. Then Jesus said unto them: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the pharisees, and of the sadducees.
7. (And) They thought among(in) themselves saying: (because) we have brought no bread with us.
8. When Jesus understood that,(perceived it) he said unto them. O ye of little faith, why are your minds cumbered because ye have brought no bread?
9. Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember those five loaves, when there were five thousand men, and how many baskets took ye up?
10. Neither the seven loaves, when there were four thousand:(iiiii. M.) and how many baskets took ye up?
11. Why perceive ye not then, that I spake not unto you of bread, when I said, beware of the leaven of the pharisees and of the sadducees?
12. Then understood they, how that he bade not them beware of the leaven of bread: but of the doctrine of the pharisees, and of the sadducees.
13. When Jesus came into the coasts of the city which is called Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples saying: Whom do men say that I the son of man am?
14. They said: Some say that thou art John baptist, some Helyas, some Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15. He said unto them: But whom say ye that I am?
16. Simon Peter answered, and said: Thou art Christ the son of the living God.
17. And Jesus answered and said to him: Happy(Blessed) art thou Simon the son of Jonas, for flesh and blood have(hath) not opened unto thee that, but my father which is in heaven.
18. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter. And upon this rock I will build my congregation: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19. And I will give unto thee, the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever thou bindest upon earth, it shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou loosest(lowsest) on earth, it shall be loosed(lowsed) in heaven.
20. Then he charged his disciples, that they should tell no man, that he was Jesus Christ.
21. From that time forth, Jesus began to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the seniors,(elders) and of the high(hye) priests, and of the scribes, and must be killed, and rise again the third day.
22. (But) Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him saying: Master favor thy self, this shall not come unto thee.
23. Then turned he about, and said unto Peter: go(come) after me Satan, thou offendest me, because thou perceivest(favourest or savourest) not godly things: but worldly things.
24. Jesus then said to his disciples. If any man will follow me, let him forsake himself, and take up his cross and follow me.
25. For whosoever will save his life, shall loose it. And whosoever shall loose his life for my sake, shall find it.(loose, exact spelling; from the hebrew to open, may be also lose, or subdue)
26. What shall it profit(What helpeth) a man, if(though) he should win all the whole world: so(if) he loose his own soul?(and yet suffer harm in his soul?) Or else what shall a man give to redeem his soul again withal?
27. For the son of man shall come in the glory of his father, with his angels, and then shall he reward every man according to his deeds.
28. Verily I say unto you, some there be among them that here stand, which shall not taste of death, till they shall have seen the son of man come in his kingdom.