The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday January 22, 2021 (NIV)

Genesis 44-45

A Silver Cup in a Sack

44 Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house:(A) “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack.(B) Then put my cup,(C) the silver one,(D) in the mouth of the youngest one’s sack, along with the silver for his grain.” And he did as Joseph said.

As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys.(E) They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward,(F) “Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid good with evil?(G) Isn’t this the cup(H) my master drinks from and also uses for divination?(I) This is a wicked thing you have done.’”

When he caught up with them, he repeated these words to them. But they said to him, “Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants(J) to do anything like that!(K) We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan(L) the silver(M) we found inside the mouths of our sacks.(N) So why would we steal(O) silver or gold from your master’s house? If any of your servants(P) is found to have it, he will die;(Q) and the rest of us will become my lord’s slaves.(R)

10 “Very well, then,” he said, “let it be as you say. Whoever is found to have it(S) will become my slave;(T) the rest of you will be free from blame.”(U)

11 Each of them quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it. 12 Then the steward(V) proceeded to search,(W) beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest.(X) And the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.(Y) 13 At this, they tore their clothes.(Z) Then they all loaded their donkeys(AA) and returned to the city.

14 Joseph was still in the house(AB) when Judah(AC) and his brothers came in, and they threw themselves to the ground before him.(AD) 15 Joseph said to them, “What is this you have done?(AE) Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?(AF)

16 “What can we say to my lord?(AG)” Judah(AH) replied. “What can we say? How can we prove our innocence?(AI) God has uncovered your servants’(AJ) guilt. We are now my lord’s slaves(AK)—we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup.(AL)

17 But Joseph said, “Far be it from me to do such a thing!(AM) Only the man who was found to have the cup will become my slave.(AN) The rest of you, go back to your father in peace.”(AO)

18 Then Judah(AP) went up to him and said: “Pardon your servant, my lord,(AQ) let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry(AR) with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself. 19 My lord asked his servants,(AS) ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’(AT) 20 And we answered, ‘We have an aged father, and there is a young son born to him in his old age.(AU) His brother is dead,(AV) and he is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’(AW)

21 “Then you said to your servants,(AX) ‘Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.’(AY) 22 And we said to my lord,(AZ) ‘The boy cannot leave his father; if he leaves him, his father will die.’(BA) 23 But you told your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.’(BB) 24 When we went back to your servant my father,(BC) we told him what my lord(BD) had said.(BE)

25 “Then our father said, ‘Go back and buy a little more food.’(BF) 26 But we said, ‘We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother is with us will we go. We cannot see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’(BG)

27 “Your servant my father(BH) said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons.(BI) 28 One of them went away from me, and I said, “He has surely been torn to pieces.”(BJ) And I have not seen him since.(BK) 29 If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the grave(BL) in misery.’(BM)

30 “So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father,(BN) and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy’s life,(BO) 31 sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die.(BP) Your servants(BQ) will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave(BR) in sorrow. 32 Your servant guaranteed the boy’s safety to my father. I said, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!’(BS)

33 “Now then, please let your servant remain here as my lord’s slave(BT) in place of the boy,(BU) and let the boy return with his brothers. 34 How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery(BV) that would come on my father.”(BW)

Joseph Makes Himself Known

45 Then Joseph could no longer control himself(BX) before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Have everyone leave my presence!”(BY) So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. And he wept(BZ) so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it.(CA)

Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?”(CB) But his brothers were not able to answer him,(CC) because they were terrified at his presence.(CD)

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.”(CE) When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!(CF) And now, do not be distressed(CG) and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here,(CH) because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.(CI) For two years now there has been famine(CJ) in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant(CK) on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.[a](CL)

“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God.(CM) He made me father(CN) to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.(CO) Now hurry(CP) back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay.(CQ) 10 You shall live in the region of Goshen(CR) and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.(CS) 11 I will provide for you there,(CT) because five years of famine(CU) are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’(CV)

12 “You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin,(CW) that it is really I who am speaking to you.(CX) 13 Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt(CY) and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.(CZ)

14 Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin(DA) embraced him,(DB) weeping. 15 And he kissed(DC) all his brothers and wept over them.(DD) Afterward his brothers talked with him.(DE)

16 When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace that Joseph’s brothers had come,(DF) Pharaoh and all his officials(DG) were pleased.(DH) 17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals(DI) and return to the land of Canaan,(DJ) 18 and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt(DK) and you can enjoy the fat of the land.’(DL)

19 “You are also directed to tell them, ‘Do this: Take some carts(DM) from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come. 20 Never mind about your belongings,(DN) because the best of all Egypt(DO) will be yours.’”

21 So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts,(DP) as Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions for their journey.(DQ) 22 To each of them he gave new clothing,(DR) but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels[b] of silver and five sets of clothes.(DS) 23 And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys(DT) loaded with the best things(DU) of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.(DV) 24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, “Don’t quarrel on the way!”(DW)

25 So they went up out of Egypt(DX) and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.(DY) 26 They told him, “Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt.”(DZ) Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them.(EA) 27 But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts(EB) Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. 28 And Israel said, “I’m convinced!(EC) My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”(ED)

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 45:7 Or save you as a great band of survivors
  2. Genesis 45:22 That is, about 7 1/2 pounds or about 3.5 kilograms

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 44:1 : S Ge 43:16
  2. Genesis 44:1 : S Ge 42:25
  3. Genesis 44:2 : ver 5, 10, 12, 16
  4. Genesis 44:2 : ver 8
  5. Genesis 44:3 : Jdg 19:9
  6. Genesis 44:4 : S Ge 43:16
  7. Genesis 44:4 : Ps 35:12; 38:20; 109:5; Pr 17:13; Jer 18:20
  8. Genesis 44:5 : S ver 2
  9. Genesis 44:5 : S Ge 30:27; Dt 18:10-14
  10. Genesis 44:7 : S Ge 42:11
  11. Genesis 44:7 : S Ge 18:25
  12. Genesis 44:8 : S Ge 42:13
  13. Genesis 44:8 : ver 2
  14. Genesis 44:8 : S Ge 42:25; S 43:15
  15. Genesis 44:8 : Ge 31:30
  16. Genesis 44:9 : S Ge 42:11
  17. Genesis 44:9 : Ge 31:32
  18. Genesis 44:9 : S ver 10; S Ge 43:18
  19. Genesis 44:10 : S ver 2
  20. Genesis 44:10 : ver 9, 17, 33
  21. Genesis 44:10 : S Ge 43:9
  22. Genesis 44:12 : S Ge 43:16
  23. Genesis 44:12 : S Ge 31:34
  24. Genesis 44:12 : S Ge 43:33
  25. Genesis 44:12 : ver 2
  26. Genesis 44:13 : S Ge 37:29
  27. Genesis 44:13 : S Ge 42:26
  28. Genesis 44:14 : Ge 43:18
  29. Genesis 44:14 : ver 16; S Ge 29:35; S 43:3
  30. Genesis 44:14 : S Ge 33:3
  31. Genesis 44:15 : S Ge 12:18
  32. Genesis 44:15 : S Ge 30:27
  33. Genesis 44:16 : ver 22, 24; S Ge 37:8
  34. Genesis 44:16 : S ver 14
  35. Genesis 44:16 : Ps 26:6; 73:13
  36. Genesis 44:16 : S Ge 42:11
  37. Genesis 44:16 : S Ge 43:18
  38. Genesis 44:16 : S ver 2
  39. Genesis 44:17 : S Ge 18:25
  40. Genesis 44:17 : S ver 10
  41. Genesis 44:17 : S Ge 43:9
  42. Genesis 44:18 : S Ge 29:35
  43. Genesis 44:18 : S ver 16
  44. Genesis 44:18 : S Ge 18:30
  45. Genesis 44:19 : S Ge 42:11
  46. Genesis 44:19 : S Ge 43:7
  47. Genesis 44:20 : S Ge 37:3
  48. Genesis 44:20 : S Ge 37:33
  49. Genesis 44:20 : S Ge 42:13
  50. Genesis 44:21 : S Ge 42:11
  51. Genesis 44:21 : S Ge 42:15
  52. Genesis 44:22 : S ver 16
  53. Genesis 44:22 : S Ge 37:35
  54. Genesis 44:23 : S Ge 42:15; S 43:5
  55. Genesis 44:24 : S Ge 43:28
  56. Genesis 44:24 : S ver 16
  57. Genesis 44:24 : Ge 42:29
  58. Genesis 44:25 : S Ge 42:2
  59. Genesis 44:26 : S Ge 43:5
  60. Genesis 44:27 : S Ge 43:28
  61. Genesis 44:27 : Ge 46:19
  62. Genesis 44:28 : S Ge 37:33
  63. Genesis 44:28 : Ge 45:26, 28; 46:30; 48:11
  64. Genesis 44:29 : S Ge 37:35
  65. Genesis 44:29 : S Ge 42:38
  66. Genesis 44:30 : S Ge 43:28
  67. Genesis 44:30 : 1Sa 18:1; 2Sa 1:26
  68. Genesis 44:31 : S ver 22
  69. Genesis 44:31 : S Ge 42:11
  70. Genesis 44:31 : S Ge 37:35
  71. Genesis 44:32 : S Ge 42:37
  72. Genesis 44:33 : S ver 10; S Ge 43:18
  73. Genesis 44:33 : Jn 15:13
  74. Genesis 44:34 : S Ge 42:38
  75. Genesis 44:34 : Est 8:6
  76. Genesis 45:1 : S Ge 43:31
  77. Genesis 45:1 : 2Sa 13:9
  78. Genesis 45:2 : S Ge 29:11
  79. Genesis 45:2 : ver 16; Ac 7:13
  80. Genesis 45:3 : S Ge 43:7
  81. Genesis 45:3 : ver 15
  82. Genesis 45:3 : Ge 44:20; Job 21:6; 23:15; Mt 17:6; Mk 6:49-50
  83. Genesis 45:4 : Ge 27:21-22
  84. Genesis 45:4 : Ge 37:28
  85. Genesis 45:5 : Ge 42:21
  86. Genesis 45:5 : Ge 42:22
  87. Genesis 45:5 : ver 7-8; Ge 50:20; Job 10:12; Ps 105:17
  88. Genesis 45:6 : S Ge 41:30
  89. Genesis 45:7 : 2Ki 19:4, 30, 31; Ezr 9:8, 13; Isa 1:9; 10:20, 21; 11:11, 16; 46:3; Jer 6:9; 42:2; 50:20; Mic 4:7; 5:7; Zep 2:7
  90. Genesis 45:7 : S ver 5; Ge 49:18; Ex 15:2; 1Sa 14:45; 2Ki 13:5; Est 4:14; Isa 25:9; Mic 7:7
  91. Genesis 45:8 : ver 5
  92. Genesis 45:8 : Jdg 17:10; 2Ki 6:21; 13:14
  93. Genesis 45:8 : S Ge 41:41
  94. Genesis 45:9 : S Ge 43:15
  95. Genesis 45:9 : Ge 43:10; Ac 7:14
  96. Genesis 45:10 : Ge 46:28, 34; 47:1, 11, 27; 50:8; Ex 8:22; 9:26; 10:24
  97. Genesis 45:10 : Ge 46:6-7
  98. Genesis 45:11 : Ge 47:12; 50:21
  99. Genesis 45:11 : S Ge 41:30
  100. Genesis 45:11 : Ps 102:17
  101. Genesis 45:12 : S Ge 35:18
  102. Genesis 45:12 : Mk 6:50
  103. Genesis 45:13 : S Ge 41:41
  104. Genesis 45:13 : S Ge 43:15; Ac 7:14
  105. Genesis 45:14 : S Ge 35:18
  106. Genesis 45:14 : S Ge 29:13
  107. Genesis 45:15 : S Ge 29:11; Lk 15:20
  108. Genesis 45:15 : S Ge 29:11, 13; S 46:4
  109. Genesis 45:15 : ver 3
  110. Genesis 45:16 : S ver 2; Ac 7:13
  111. Genesis 45:16 : Ge 50:7
  112. Genesis 45:16 : S Ge 41:37
  113. Genesis 45:17 : S Ge 42:26
  114. Genesis 45:17 : S Ge 42:5
  115. Genesis 45:18 : ver 20; Ge 20:15; 46:34; 47:6, 11, 27; Jer 40:4
  116. Genesis 45:18 : Ezr 9:12; Ps 37:19; Isa 1:19
  117. Genesis 45:19 : ver 21, 27; Ge 46:5; Nu 7:3-8
  118. Genesis 45:20 : Ge 46:6, 32
  119. Genesis 45:20 : S ver 18
  120. Genesis 45:21 : S ver 19
  121. Genesis 45:21 : S Ge 42:25
  122. Genesis 45:22 : S Ge 24:53
  123. Genesis 45:22 : S Ge 37:3; S 41:14; Jdg 14:12, 13; 2Ki 5:22
  124. Genesis 45:23 : S Ge 42:26
  125. Genesis 45:23 : S Ge 24:10
  126. Genesis 45:23 : S Ge 42:25
  127. Genesis 45:24 : Ge 42:21-22
  128. Genesis 45:25 : Ge 13:1
  129. Genesis 45:25 : Ge 42:29
  130. Genesis 45:26 : S Ge 41:41
  131. Genesis 45:26 : S Ge 44:28; 1Ki 10:7
  132. Genesis 45:27 : S ver 19
  133. Genesis 45:28 : Lk 16:31
  134. Genesis 45:28 : S Ge 44:28
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Matthew 14:13-36

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand(A)(B)

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them(C) and healed their sick.(D)

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves(E) of bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.(F) Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Jesus Walks on the Water(G)(H)

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.(I) Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,”(J) they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage!(K) It is I. Don’t be afraid.”(L)

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,”(M) he said, “why did you doubt?”

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”(N)

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak,(O) and all who touched it were healed.

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Psalm 18:37-50

37 I pursued my enemies(A) and overtook them;
I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
38 I crushed them(B) so that they could not rise;(C)
they fell beneath my feet.(D)
39 You armed me with strength(E) for battle;
you humbled my adversaries(F) before me.
40 You made my enemies turn their backs(G) in flight,
and I destroyed(H) my foes.
41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them(I)
to the Lord, but he did not answer.(J)
42 I beat them as fine as windblown dust;(K)
I trampled them[a] like mud in the streets.
43 You have delivered me from the attacks of the people;
you have made me the head of nations.(L)
People I did not know(M) now serve me,
44 foreigners(N) cower before me;
as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
45 They all lose heart;(O)
they come trembling(P) from their strongholds.(Q)

46 The Lord lives!(R) Praise be to my Rock!(S)
Exalted be God(T) my Savior!(U)
47 He is the God who avenges(V) me,
who subdues nations(W) under me,
48 who saves(X) me from my enemies.(Y)
You exalted me above my foes;
from a violent man(Z) you rescued me.
49 Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;(AA)
I will sing(AB) the praises of your name.(AC)

50 He gives his king great victories;
he shows unfailing love to his anointed,(AD)
to David(AE) and to his descendants forever.(AF)

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 18:42 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac and Targum (see also 2 Samuel 22:43); Masoretic Text I poured them out
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Proverbs 4:11-13

11 I instruct(A) you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.(B)
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.(C)
13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
guard it well, for it is your life.(D)

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday January 21, 2021 (NIV)

Genesis 42:18-43:34

18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God:(A) 19 If you are honest men,(B) let one of your brothers stay here in prison,(C) while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households.(D) 20 But you must bring your youngest brother to me,(E) so that your words may be verified and that you may not die.” This they proceeded to do.

21 They said to one another, “Surely we are being punished because of our brother.(F) We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that’s why this distress(G) has come on us.”

22 Reuben replied, “Didn’t I tell you not to sin against the boy?(H) But you wouldn’t listen! Now we must give an accounting(I) for his blood.”(J) 23 They did not realize(K) that Joseph could understand them,(L) since he was using an interpreter.

24 He turned away from them and began to weep,(M) but then came back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes.(N)

25 Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain,(O) to put each man’s silver back in his sack,(P) and to give them provisions(Q) for their journey.(R) After this was done for them, 26 they loaded their grain on their donkeys(S) and left.

27 At the place where they stopped for the night one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey,(T) and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack.(U) 28 “My silver has been returned,” he said to his brothers. “Here it is in my sack.”

Their hearts sank(V) and they turned to each other trembling(W) and said, “What is this that God has done to us?”(X)

29 When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan,(Y) they told him all that had happened to them.(Z) They said, 30 “The man who is lord over the land spoke harshly to us(AA) and treated us as though we were spying on the land.(AB) 31 But we said to him, ‘We are honest men; we are not spies.(AC) 32 We were twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no more, and the youngest is now with our father in Canaan.’(AD)

33 “Then the man who is lord over the land said to us, ‘This is how I will know whether you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for your starving households and go.(AE) 34 But bring your youngest brother to me so I will know that you are not spies but honest men.(AF) Then I will give your brother back to you,(AG) and you can trade[a] in the land.(AH)’”

35 As they were emptying their sacks, there in each man’s sack was his pouch of silver!(AI) When they and their father saw the money pouches, they were frightened.(AJ) 36 Their father Jacob said to them, “You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more,(AK) and now you want to take Benjamin.(AL) Everything is against me!(AM)

37 Then Reuben said to his father, “You may put both of my sons to death if I do not bring him back to you. Entrust him to my care,(AN) and I will bring him back.”(AO)

38 But Jacob said, “My son will not go down there with you; his brother is dead(AP) and he is the only one left. If harm comes to him(AQ) on the journey you are taking, you will bring my gray head down to the grave(AR) in sorrow.(AS)

The Second Journey to Egypt

43 Now the famine was still severe in the land.(AT) So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt,(AU) their father said to them, “Go back and buy us a little more food.”(AV)

But Judah(AW) said to him, “The man warned us solemnly, ‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’(AX) If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you.(AY) But if you will not send him, we will not go down, because the man said to us, ‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.(AZ)’”

Israel(BA) asked, “Why did you bring this trouble(BB) on me by telling the man you had another brother?”

They replied, “The man questioned us closely about ourselves and our family. ‘Is your father still living?’(BC) he asked us. ‘Do you have another brother?’(BD) We simply answered his questions. How were we to know he would say, ‘Bring your brother down here’?”(BE)

Then Judah(BF) said to Israel(BG) his father, “Send the boy along with me and we will go at once, so that we and you and our children may live and not die.(BH) I myself will guarantee his safety; you can hold me personally responsible for him.(BI) If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you, I will bear the blame(BJ) before you all my life.(BK) 10 As it is, if we had not delayed,(BL) we could have gone and returned twice.”

11 Then their father Israel(BM) said to them, “If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products(BN) of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift(BO)—a little balm(BP) and a little honey, some spices(BQ) and myrrh,(BR) some pistachio nuts and almonds. 12 Take double the amount(BS) of silver with you, for you must return the silver that was put back into the mouths of your sacks.(BT) Perhaps it was a mistake. 13 Take your brother also and go back to the man at once.(BU) 14 And may God Almighty[b](BV) grant you mercy(BW) before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you.(BX) As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved.”(BY)

15 So the men took the gifts and double the amount of silver,(BZ) and Benjamin also. They hurried(CA) down to Egypt and presented themselves(CB) to Joseph. 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin(CC) with them, he said to the steward of his house,(CD) “Take these men to my house, slaughter an animal and prepare a meal;(CE) they are to eat with me at noon.”

17 The man did as Joseph told him and took the men to Joseph’s house.(CF) 18 Now the men were frightened(CG) when they were taken to his house.(CH) They thought, “We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks(CI) the first time. He wants to attack us(CJ) and overpower us and seize us as slaves(CK) and take our donkeys.(CL)

19 So they went up to Joseph’s steward(CM) and spoke to him at the entrance to the house. 20 “We beg your pardon, our lord,” they said, “we came down here the first time to buy food.(CN) 21 But at the place where we stopped for the night we opened our sacks and each of us found his silver—the exact weight—in the mouth of his sack. So we have brought it back with us.(CO) 22 We have also brought additional silver with us to buy food. We don’t know who put our silver in our sacks.”

23 “It’s all right,” he said. “Don’t be afraid. Your God, the God of your father,(CP) has given you treasure in your sacks;(CQ) I received your silver.” Then he brought Simeon out to them.(CR)

24 The steward took the men into Joseph’s house,(CS) gave them water to wash their feet(CT) and provided fodder for their donkeys. 25 They prepared their gifts(CU) for Joseph’s arrival at noon,(CV) because they had heard that they were to eat there.

26 When Joseph came home,(CW) they presented to him the gifts(CX) they had brought into the house, and they bowed down before him to the ground.(CY) 27 He asked them how they were, and then he said, “How is your aged father(CZ) you told me about? Is he still living?”(DA)

28 They replied, “Your servant our father(DB) is still alive and well.” And they bowed down,(DC) prostrating themselves before him.(DD)

29 As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother’s son,(DE) he asked, “Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?”(DF) And he said, “God be gracious to you,(DG) my son.” 30 Deeply moved(DH) at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept(DI) there.

31 After he had washed his face, he came out and, controlling himself,(DJ) said, “Serve the food.”(DK)

32 They served him by himself, the brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because Egyptians could not eat with Hebrews,(DL) for that is detestable to Egyptians.(DM) 33 The men had been seated before him in the order of their ages, from the firstborn(DN) to the youngest;(DO) and they looked at each other in astonishment. 34 When portions were served to them from Joseph’s table, Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as anyone else’s.(DP) So they feasted(DQ) and drank freely with him.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 42:34 Or move about freely
  2. Genesis 43:14 Hebrew El-Shaddai

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 42:18 : S Ge 20:11; S 22:12; Lev 19:14; 25:43; 2Sa 23:3
  2. Genesis 42:19 : S ver 11
  3. Genesis 42:19 : ver 16
  4. Genesis 42:19 : S ver 2
  5. Genesis 42:20 : S ver 15
  6. Genesis 42:21 : Ge 37:26-28
  7. Genesis 42:21 : Ge 45:5
  8. Genesis 42:22 : Ge 37:21-22
  9. Genesis 42:22 : S Ge 9:5
  10. Genesis 42:22 : Ge 45:24
  11. Genesis 42:23 : Ge 38:16
  12. Genesis 42:23 : S Ge 11:7
  13. Genesis 42:24 : S Ge 29:11
  14. Genesis 42:24 : S ver 13; Ge 43:14, 23
  15. Genesis 42:25 : Ge 43:2
  16. Genesis 42:25 : ver 27, 35; Ge 43:12, 18, 21; 44:1, 8
  17. Genesis 42:25 : Jer 40:5
  18. Genesis 42:25 : Ge 45:21, 23
  19. Genesis 42:26 : S Ge 32:15; 44:13; 45:17; 1Sa 25:18; Isa 30:6
  20. Genesis 42:27 : Jdg 19:19; Job 39:9; Isa 1:3
  21. Genesis 42:27 : S ver 25
  22. Genesis 42:28 : Jos 2:11; 5:1; 7:5
  23. Genesis 42:28 : Mk 5:33
  24. Genesis 42:28 : Ge 43:23
  25. Genesis 42:29 : S ver 5
  26. Genesis 42:29 : Ge 44:24
  27. Genesis 42:30 : ver 7
  28. Genesis 42:30 : S ver 9
  29. Genesis 42:31 : ver 11
  30. Genesis 42:32 : S ver 13
  31. Genesis 42:33 : S ver 2
  32. Genesis 42:34 : S ver 11
  33. Genesis 42:34 : S ver 24
  34. Genesis 42:34 : Ge 34:10
  35. Genesis 42:35 : S ver 25
  36. Genesis 42:35 : Ge 43:18
  37. Genesis 42:36 : S ver 13
  38. Genesis 42:36 : S ver 24
  39. Genesis 42:36 : Job 3:25; Pr 10:24; Ro 8:31
  40. Genesis 42:37 : S Ge 39:4
  41. Genesis 42:37 : Ge 43:9; 44:32
  42. Genesis 42:38 : Ge 37:33
  43. Genesis 42:38 : ver 4
  44. Genesis 42:38 : S Ge 37:35
  45. Genesis 42:38 : Ge 44:29, 34; 48:7
  46. Genesis 43:1 : S Ge 12:10
  47. Genesis 43:2 : Ge 42:25
  48. Genesis 43:2 : S Ge 42:2
  49. Genesis 43:3 : ver 8; Ge 44:14, 18; 46:28
  50. Genesis 43:3 : S Ge 42:15
  51. Genesis 43:4 : S Ge 42:2
  52. Genesis 43:5 : S Ge 42:15; 44:26; 2Sa 3:13
  53. Genesis 43:6 : ver 8, 11; S Ge 17:5
  54. Genesis 43:6 : S Ge 34:30
  55. Genesis 43:7 : ver 27; Ge 45:3
  56. Genesis 43:7 : S Ge 42:13; 44:19
  57. Genesis 43:7 : S Ge 42:15
  58. Genesis 43:8 : S ver 3; S Ge 29:35
  59. Genesis 43:8 : S ver 6
  60. Genesis 43:8 : S Ge 42:2; Ps 33:18-19
  61. Genesis 43:9 : 1Sa 23:20
  62. Genesis 43:9 : Ge 44:10, 17
  63. Genesis 43:9 : S Ge 42:37; Phm 1:18-19
  64. Genesis 43:10 : Ge 45:9
  65. Genesis 43:11 : S ver 6
  66. Genesis 43:11 : S Ge 24:10
  67. Genesis 43:11 : S Ge 32:13
  68. Genesis 43:11 : S Ge 37:25; Eze 27:17
  69. Genesis 43:11 : Ex 30:23; 1Ki 10:2; Eze 27:22
  70. Genesis 43:11 : S Ge 37:25
  71. Genesis 43:12 : ver 15; Ex 22:4, 7; Pr 6:31
  72. Genesis 43:12 : S Ge 42:25
  73. Genesis 43:13 : ver 3
  74. Genesis 43:14 : S Ge 17:1
  75. Genesis 43:14 : Dt 13:17; Ps 25:6
  76. Genesis 43:14 : S Ge 42:24
  77. Genesis 43:14 : 2Sa 18:33; Est 4:16
  78. Genesis 43:15 : ver 12
  79. Genesis 43:15 : Ge 45:9, 13
  80. Genesis 43:15 : Ge 47:2, 7; Mt 2:11
  81. Genesis 43:16 : S Ge 35:18
  82. Genesis 43:16 : ver 17, 24, 26; Ge 44:1, 4, 12; 2Sa 19:17; Isa 22:15
  83. Genesis 43:16 : ver 31; Lk 15:23
  84. Genesis 43:17 : S ver 16
  85. Genesis 43:18 : Ge 42:35
  86. Genesis 43:18 : Ge 44:14
  87. Genesis 43:18 : S Ge 42:25
  88. Genesis 43:18 : S Ge 32:11
  89. Genesis 43:18 : Ge 44:9, 16, 33; 50:18
  90. Genesis 43:18 : Ge 34:28
  91. Genesis 43:19 : ver 16
  92. Genesis 43:20 : S Ge 42:3
  93. Genesis 43:21 : S ver 15; S Ge 42:25
  94. Genesis 43:23 : S Ge 24:12; S 31:5; Ex 3:6
  95. Genesis 43:23 : Ge 42:28
  96. Genesis 43:23 : S Ge 42:24
  97. Genesis 43:24 : S ver 16
  98. Genesis 43:24 : S Ge 18:4
  99. Genesis 43:25 : S Ge 32:13
  100. Genesis 43:25 : ver 16
  101. Genesis 43:26 : S ver 16
  102. Genesis 43:26 : S Ge 32:13; Mt 2:11
  103. Genesis 43:26 : S Ge 33:3
  104. Genesis 43:27 : S Ge 37:3
  105. Genesis 43:27 : S ver 7
  106. Genesis 43:28 : Ge 44:24, 27, 30
  107. Genesis 43:28 : Ge 18:2; Ex 18:7
  108. Genesis 43:28 : S Ge 37:7
  109. Genesis 43:29 : S Ge 35:18
  110. Genesis 43:29 : S Ge 42:13
  111. Genesis 43:29 : Nu 6:25; Ps 67:1; 119:58; Isa 30:18-19; 33:2
  112. Genesis 43:30 : Jn 11:33, 38
  113. Genesis 43:30 : S Ge 29:11
  114. Genesis 43:31 : Ge 45:1; Isa 30:18; 42:14; 63:15; 64:12
  115. Genesis 43:31 : S ver 16
  116. Genesis 43:32 : S Ge 14:13; Gal 2:12
  117. Genesis 43:32 : Ge 46:34; Ex 8:26
  118. Genesis 43:33 : S Ge 35:23
  119. Genesis 43:33 : S Ge 42:13; 44:12
  120. Genesis 43:34 : S Ge 37:3; S 2Ki 25:30
  121. Genesis 43:34 : Lk 15:23
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Matthew 13:47-14:12

The Parable of the Net

47 “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like(A) a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds(B) of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous(C) 50 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(D)

51 “Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked.

“Yes,” they replied.

52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

A Prophet Without Honor(E)

53 When Jesus had finished these parables,(F) he moved on from there. 54 Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue,(G) and they were amazed.(H) “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. 55 “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?(I) Isn’t his mother’s(J) name Mary, and aren’t his brothers(K) James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? 56 Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” 57 And they took offense(L) at him.

But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.”(M)

58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.

John the Baptist Beheaded(N)

14 At that time Herod(O) the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,(P) and he said to his attendants, “This is John the Baptist;(Q) he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”

Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison(R) because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,(S) for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.”(T) Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.(U)

On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted 10 and had John beheaded(V) in the prison. 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12 John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it.(W) Then they went and told Jesus.

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Psalm 18:16-36

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.(A)
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,(B)
from my foes, who were too strong for me.(C)
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,(D)
but the Lord was my support.(E)
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;(F)
he rescued me because he delighted in me.(G)

20 The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;(H)
according to the cleanness of my hands(I) he has rewarded me.(J)
21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord;(K)
I am not guilty of turning(L) from my God.
22 All his laws are before me;(M)
I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I have been blameless(N) before him
and have kept myself from sin.
24 The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,(O)
according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.

25 To the faithful(P) you show yourself faithful,(Q)
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 to the pure(R) you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.(S)
27 You save the humble(T)
but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.(U)
28 You, Lord, keep my lamp(V) burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.(W)
29 With your help(X) I can advance against a troop[a];
with my God I can scale a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect:(Y)
The Lord’s word is flawless;(Z)
he shields(AA) all who take refuge(AB) in him.
31 For who is God besides the Lord?(AC)
And who is the Rock(AD) except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength(AE)
and keeps my way secure.(AF)
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;(AG)
he causes me to stand on the heights.(AH)
34 He trains my hands for battle;(AI)
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You make your saving help my shield,
and your right hand sustains(AJ) me;
your help has made me great.
36 You provide a broad path(AK) for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.(AL)

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 18:29 Or can run through a barricade

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 18:16 : Ex 15:5; Ps 69:2; Pr 18:4; 20:5
  2. Psalm 18:17 : ver 48; Ps 38:19; 59:1; 143:9
  3. Psalm 18:17 : S Jdg 18:26
  4. Psalm 18:18 : Pr 1:27; 16:4; Jer 17:17; 40:2; Ob 1:13
  5. Psalm 18:18 : Ps 20:2; Isa 3:1
  6. Psalm 18:19 : Ps 31:8
  7. Psalm 18:19 : S Nu 14:8
  8. Psalm 18:20 : S 1Sa 26:23
  9. Psalm 18:20 : Job 22:30; Ps 24:4
  10. Psalm 18:20 : S Ru 2:12; S 2Ch 15:7; 1Co 3:8
  11. Psalm 18:21 : 2Ch 34:33; Ps 37:34; 119:2; Pr 8:32; 23:26
  12. Psalm 18:21 : Ps 119:102
  13. Psalm 18:22 : Ps 119:30
  14. Psalm 18:23 : S Ge 6:9
  15. Psalm 18:24 : S 1Sa 26:23
  16. Psalm 18:25 : Ps 31:23; 37:28; 50:5; Pr 2:8
  17. Psalm 18:25 : Ps 25:10; 40:11; 89:24; 146:6
  18. Psalm 18:26 : Pr 15:26; Mt 5:8; Php 1:10; 1Ti 5:22; Tit 1:15; 1Jn 3:3
  19. Psalm 18:26 : Pr 3:34; Mt 10:16; Lk 16:8
  20. Psalm 18:27 : S 2Ch 33:23; S Mt 23:12
  21. Psalm 18:27 : S Job 41:34; S Ps 10:5; Pr 3:33-34
  22. Psalm 18:28 : 1Ki 11:36; Ps 132:17
  23. Psalm 18:28 : Job 29:3; Ps 97:11; 112:4; Jn 1:5; S Ac 26:18; 2Co 4:6; 2Pe 1:19
  24. Psalm 18:29 : ver 32, 39; Isa 45:5; Heb 11:34
  25. Psalm 18:30 : S Dt 32:4
  26. Psalm 18:30 : S Ps 12:6; Pr 30:5
  27. Psalm 18:30 : Ps 3:3
  28. Psalm 18:30 : Ps 2:12
  29. Psalm 18:31 : S Dt 4:35; 32:39; Ps 35:10; 86:8; 89:6; Isa 44:6, 8; 45:5, 6, 14, 18, 21; 46:9
  30. Psalm 18:31 : S Ge 49:24
  31. Psalm 18:32 : S ver 29; 1Pe 5:10
  32. Psalm 18:32 : S Ps 15:2; 19:13; Heb 10:14; Jas 3:2
  33. Psalm 18:33 : Ps 42:1; Pr 5:19; Isa 35:6; Hab 3:19
  34. Psalm 18:33 : S Dt 32:13
  35. Psalm 18:34 : Ps 144:1
  36. Psalm 18:35 : Ps 3:5; 37:5, 17; 41:3; 51:12; 54:4; 55:22; 119:116; Isa 41:4, 10, 13; 43:2; 46:4
  37. Psalm 18:36 : Ps 31:8
  38. Psalm 18:36 : S Job 18:7; Ps 66:9
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Proverbs 4:7-10

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[a] wisdom.
Though it cost all(A) you have,[b] get understanding.(B)
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.(C)
She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.(D)

10 Listen, my son,(E) accept what I say,
and the years of your life will be many.(F)

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 4:7 Or Wisdom is supreme; therefore get
  2. Proverbs 4:7 Or wisdom. / Whatever else you get
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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday January 20, 2021 (NIV)

Genesis 41:17-42

17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,(A) 18 when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds.(B) 19 After them, seven other cows came up—scrawny and very ugly and lean. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt. 20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. 21 But even after they ate them, no one could tell that they had done so; they looked just as ugly as before. Then I woke up.

22 “In my dream I saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk. 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted—withered and thin and scorched by the east wind. 24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none of them could explain it to me.(C)

25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same.(D) God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.(E) 26 The seven good cows(F) are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream. 27 The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.(G)

28 “It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.(H) 29 Seven years of great abundance(I) are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 30 but seven years of famine(J) will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land.(K) 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. 32 The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided(L) by God, and God will do it soon.(M)

33 “And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man(N) and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.(O) 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners(P) over the land to take a fifth(Q) of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.(R) 35 They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food.(S) 36 This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt,(T) so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.”

37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.(U) 38 So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God[a]?”(V)

39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you,(W) there is no one so discerning and wise as you.(X) 40 You shall be in charge of my palace,(Y) and all my people are to submit to your orders.(Z) Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.(AA)

Joseph in Charge of Egypt

41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.”(AB) 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring(AC) from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes(AD) of fine linen(AE) and put a gold chain around his neck.(AF) 43 He had him ride in a chariot(AG) as his second-in-command,[b](AH) and people shouted before him, “Make way[c]!”(AI) Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.(AJ)

44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.”(AK) 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph(AL) the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest(AM) of On,[d](AN) to be his wife.(AO) And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.

46 Joseph was thirty years old(AP) when he entered the service(AQ) of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh’s presence and traveled throughout Egypt. 47 During the seven years of abundance(AR) the land produced plentifully. 48 Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities.(AS) In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it. 49 Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea;(AT) it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.

50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.(AU) 51 Joseph named his firstborn(AV) Manasseh[e](AW) and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.” 52 The second son he named Ephraim[f](AX) and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful(AY) in the land of my suffering.”

53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine(AZ) began,(BA) just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food. 55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine,(BB) the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.”(BC)

56 When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians,(BD) for the famine(BE) was severe throughout Egypt.(BF) 57 And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph,(BG) because the famine was severe everywhere.(BH)

Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt

42 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt,(BI) he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?” He continued, “I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us,(BJ) so that we may live and not die.”(BK)

Then ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain(BL) from Egypt. But Jacob did not send Benjamin,(BM) Joseph’s brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him.(BN) So Israel’s sons were among those who went to buy grain,(BO) for there was famine in the land of Canaan(BP) also.(BQ)

Now Joseph was the governor of the land,(BR) the person who sold grain to all its people.(BS) So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.(BT) As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them.(BU) “Where do you come from?”(BV) he asked.

“From the land of Canaan,” they replied, “to buy food.”

Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.(BW) Then he remembered his dreams(BX) about them and said to them, “You are spies!(BY) You have come to see where our land is unprotected.”(BZ)

10 “No, my lord,(CA)” they answered. “Your servants have come to buy food.(CB) 11 We are all the sons of one man. Your servants(CC) are honest men,(CD) not spies.(CE)

12 “No!” he said to them. “You have come to see where our land is unprotected.”(CF)

13 But they replied, “Your servants(CG) were twelve brothers, the sons of one man, who lives in the land of Canaan.(CH) The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more.”(CI)

14 Joseph said to them, “It is just as I told you: You are spies!(CJ) 15 And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives,(CK) you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.(CL) 16 Send one of your number to get your brother;(CM) the rest of you will be kept in prison,(CN) so that your words may be tested to see if you are telling the truth.(CO) If you are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!(CP) 17 And he put them all in custody(CQ) for three days.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 41:38 Or of the gods
  2. Genesis 41:43 Or in the chariot of his second-in-command; or in his second chariot
  3. Genesis 41:43 Or Bow down
  4. Genesis 41:45 That is, Heliopolis; also in verse 50
  5. Genesis 41:51 Manasseh sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for forget.
  6. Genesis 41:52 Ephraim sounds like the Hebrew for twice fruitful.

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 41:17 : S ver 1
  2. Genesis 41:18 : S ver 2
  3. Genesis 41:24 : S ver 8
  4. Genesis 41:25 : S Ge 40:12
  5. Genesis 41:25 : S Ge 40:8; Isa 46:11; Da 2:45
  6. Genesis 41:26 : S ver 2
  7. Genesis 41:27 : S Ge 12:10
  8. Genesis 41:28 : S Ge 40:8
  9. Genesis 41:29 : ver 47
  10. Genesis 41:30 : ver 54; Ge 45:6, 11; 47:13; Ps 105:16
  11. Genesis 41:30 : ver 56; S Ge 12:10
  12. Genesis 41:32 : Da 2:5
  13. Genesis 41:32 : S Ge 40:8
  14. Genesis 41:33 : ver 39
  15. Genesis 41:33 : S Ge 39:9
  16. Genesis 41:34 : Est 2:3
  17. Genesis 41:34 : Ge 47:24, 26; 1Sa 8:15
  18. Genesis 41:34 : ver 48; Ge 47:14
  19. Genesis 41:35 : ver 48
  20. Genesis 41:36 : ver 56; Ge 42:6; 47:14
  21. Genesis 41:37 : Ge 45:16; Est 2:4; Isa 19:11
  22. Genesis 41:38 : Nu 27:18; Dt 34:9; Da 2:11; 4:8-9, 18; 5:11, 14
  23. Genesis 41:39 : Da 2:11; 5:11
  24. Genesis 41:39 : ver 33
  25. Genesis 41:40 : 1Ki 4:6; 2Ki 15:5; Isa 22:15; 36:3
  26. Genesis 41:40 : S Ge 39:9; Ps 105:21-22; Ac 7:10
  27. Genesis 41:40 : Est 10:3
  28. Genesis 41:41 : ver 43, 55; Ge 42:6; 45:8, 13, 26; Est 8:2; Jer 40:7; Da 6:3
  29. Genesis 41:42 : S Ge 24:22; Est 3:10; 8:2, 8
  30. Genesis 41:42 : 1Sa 17:38; 18:4; 1Ki 19:19; Est 6:8, 11; Da 5:29; Zec 3:4
  31. Genesis 41:42 : Ex 25:4; Est 8:15; Da 5:29
  32. Genesis 41:42 : Ps 73:6; SS 4:9; Isa 3:18; Eze 16:11; Da 5:7, 16, 29
  33. Genesis 41:43 : Ge 46:29; 50:9; Isa 2:7; 22:18
  34. Genesis 41:43 : Est 10:3
  35. Genesis 41:43 : Est 6:9
  36. Genesis 41:43 : S ver 41
  37. Genesis 41:44 : S Ge 37:8; Est 10:2; Ps 105:22
  38. Genesis 41:45 : Est 2:7
  39. Genesis 41:45 : Ex 2:16
  40. Genesis 41:45 : Eze 30:17
  41. Genesis 41:45 : ver 50; Ge 46:20, 27
  42. Genesis 41:46 : S Ge 37:2
  43. Genesis 41:46 : 1Sa 8:11; 16:21; Pr 22:29; Da 1:19
  44. Genesis 41:47 : ver 29
  45. Genesis 41:48 : S ver 34
  46. Genesis 41:49 : S Ge 12:2
  47. Genesis 41:50 : S ver 45
  48. Genesis 41:51 : Ge 48:14, 18, 20; 49:3
  49. Genesis 41:51 : Ge 46:20; 48:1; 50:23; Nu 1:34; Dt 33:17; Jos 4:12; 17:1; 1Ch 7:14
  50. Genesis 41:52 : Ge 46:20; 48:1, 5; 50:23; Nu 1:32; 26:28; Dt 33:17; Jos 14:4; Jdg 5:14; 1Ch 7:20; 2Ch 30:1; Ps 60:7; Jer 7:15; Ob 1:19
  51. Genesis 41:52 : S Ge 17:6
  52. Genesis 41:54 : S Ge 12:10
  53. Genesis 41:54 : Ac 7:11
  54. Genesis 41:55 : Dt 32:24; 2Ch 20:9; Isa 51:19; Jer 5:12; 27:8; 42:16; 44:27
  55. Genesis 41:55 : S ver 41; Jn 2:5
  56. Genesis 41:56 : S ver 36
  57. Genesis 41:56 : S Ge 12:10
  58. Genesis 41:56 : S ver 30
  59. Genesis 41:57 : Ge 42:5; 47:15
  60. Genesis 41:57 : S Ge 12:10
  61. Genesis 42:1 : Ac 7:12
  62. Genesis 42:2 : Ge 43:2, 4; 44:25
  63. Genesis 42:2 : ver 19, 33; Ge 43:8; 47:19; Ps 33:18-19
  64. Genesis 42:3 : ver 10; Ge 43:20
  65. Genesis 42:4 : S Ge 35:18
  66. Genesis 42:4 : ver 38
  67. Genesis 42:5 : S Ge 41:57
  68. Genesis 42:5 : ver 13, 29; Ge 31:18; 45:17
  69. Genesis 42:5 : S Ge 12:10; S Dt 32:24; Ac 7:11
  70. Genesis 42:6 : S Ge 41:41; S Ne 5:14
  71. Genesis 42:6 : S Ge 41:36
  72. Genesis 42:6 : S Ge 33:3
  73. Genesis 42:7 : ver 30
  74. Genesis 42:7 : S Ge 29:4
  75. Genesis 42:8 : Ge 37:2
  76. Genesis 42:9 : S Ge 37:7
  77. Genesis 42:9 : ver 14, 16, 30; Dt 1:22; Jos 2:1; 6:22
  78. Genesis 42:9 : ver 12
  79. Genesis 42:10 : S Ge 37:8
  80. Genesis 42:10 : S ver 3
  81. Genesis 42:11 : ver 13; Ge 44:7, 9, 16, 19, 21, 31; 46:34; 47:3
  82. Genesis 42:11 : ver 15, 16, 19, 20, 34
  83. Genesis 42:11 : ver 31
  84. Genesis 42:12 : ver 9
  85. Genesis 42:13 : S ver 11
  86. Genesis 42:13 : S ver 5; Ge 46:31; 47:1
  87. Genesis 42:13 : ver 24, 32, 36; S Ge 37:30, 33; 43:7, 29, 33; 44:8; Jer 31:15
  88. Genesis 42:14 : S ver 9
  89. Genesis 42:15 : 1Sa 17:55
  90. Genesis 42:15 : S ver 11; Ge 43:3, 5, 7; 44:21, 23
  91. Genesis 42:16 : ver 15
  92. Genesis 42:16 : ver 19
  93. Genesis 42:16 : S ver 11
  94. Genesis 42:16 : S ver 9
  95. Genesis 42:17 : S Ge 40:4
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Matthew 13:24-46

The Parable of the Weeds

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like(A) a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”(B)

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast(C)(D)

31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like(E) a mustard seed,(F) which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”(G)

33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like(H) yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds[a] of flour(I) until it worked all through the dough.”(J)

34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.(K) 35 So was fulfilled(L) what was spoken through the prophet:

“I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”[b](M)

The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable(N) of the weeds in the field.”

37 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.(O) 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one,(P) 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest(Q) is the end of the age,(R) and the harvesters are angels.(S)

40 “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man(T) will send out his angels,(U) and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(V) 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun(W) in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.(X)

The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like(Y) treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.(Z)

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like(AA) a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 13:33 Or about 27 kilograms
  2. Matthew 13:35 Psalm 78:2
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Psalm 18:1-15

Psalm 18[a](A)

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

I love you, Lord, my strength.(B)

The Lord is my rock,(C) my fortress(D) and my deliverer;(E)
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,(F)
my shield[b](G) and the horn[c] of my salvation,(H) my stronghold.

I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,(I)
and I have been saved from my enemies.(J)
The cords of death(K) entangled me;
the torrents(L) of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death(M) confronted me.

In my distress(N) I called to the Lord;(O)
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;(P)
my cry came(Q) before him, into his ears.
The earth trembled(R) and quaked,(S)
and the foundations of the mountains shook;(T)
they trembled because he was angry.(U)
Smoke rose from his nostrils;(V)
consuming fire(W) came from his mouth,
burning coals(X) blazed out of it.
He parted the heavens and came down;(Y)
dark clouds(Z) were under his feet.
10 He mounted the cherubim(AA) and flew;
he soared(AB) on the wings of the wind.(AC)
11 He made darkness his covering,(AD) his canopy(AE) around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presence(AF) clouds advanced,
with hailstones(AG) and bolts of lightning.(AH)
13 The Lord thundered(AI) from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.[d]
14 He shot his arrows(AJ) and scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning(AK) he routed them.(AL)
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations(AM) of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke,(AN) Lord,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.(AO)

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 18:1 In Hebrew texts 18:1-50 is numbered 18:2-51.
  2. Psalm 18:2 Or sovereign
  3. Psalm 18:2 Horn here symbolizes strength.
  4. Psalm 18:13 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Samuel 22:14); most Hebrew manuscripts resounded, / amid hailstones and bolts of lightning
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Proverbs 4:1-6

Get Wisdom at Any Cost

Listen, my sons,(A) to a father’s instruction;(B)
pay attention and gain understanding.(C)
I give you sound learning,
so do not forsake my teaching.
For I too was a son to my father,
still tender, and cherished by my mother.
Then he taught me, and he said to me,
“Take hold(D) of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands, and you will live.(E)
Get wisdom,(F) get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;(G)
love her, and she will watch over you.(H)

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday January 19, 2021 (NIV)

Genesis 39:1-41:16

Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

39 Now Joseph(A) had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard,(B) bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.(C)

The Lord was with Joseph(D) so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him(E) and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did,(F) Joseph found favor in his eyes(G) and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household,(H) and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.(I) From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household(J) of the Egyptian because of Joseph.(K) The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.(L) So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care;(M) with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome,(N) and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!”(O)

But he refused.(P) “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.(Q) No one is greater in this house than I am.(R) My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”(S) 10 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused(T) to go to bed with her or even be with her.

11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties,(U) and none of the household servants(V) was inside. 12 She caught him by his cloak(W) and said, “Come to bed with me!”(X) But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.(Y)

13 When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house, 14 she called her household servants.(Z) “Look,” she said to them, “this Hebrew(AA) has been brought to us to make sport of us!(AB) He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed.(AC) 15 When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”(AD)

16 She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home. 17 Then she told him this story:(AE) “That Hebrew(AF) slave(AG) you brought us came to me to make sport of me. 18 But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

19 When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger.(AH) 20 Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison,(AI) the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.

But while Joseph was there in the prison, 21 the Lord was with him;(AJ) he showed him kindness(AK) and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.(AL) 22 So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there.(AM) 23 The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s(AN) care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.(AO)

The Cupbearer and the Baker

40 Some time later, the cupbearer(AP) and the baker(AQ) of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry(AR) with his two officials,(AS) the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard,(AT) in the same prison where Joseph was confined. The captain of the guard(AU) assigned them to Joseph,(AV) and he attended them.

After they had been in custody(AW) for some time, each of the two men—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream(AX) the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.(AY)

When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody(AZ) with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”(BA)

“We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”(BB)

Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God?(BC) Tell me your dreams.”

So the chief cupbearer(BD) told Joseph his dream. He said to him, “In my dream I saw a vine in front of me, 10 and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed,(BE) and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11 Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup and put the cup in his hand.”

12 “This is what it means,(BF)” Joseph said to him. “The three branches are three days.(BG) 13 Within three days(BH) Pharaoh will lift up your head(BI) and restore you to your position, and you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand, just as you used to do when you were his cupbearer.(BJ) 14 But when all goes well with you, remember me(BK) and show me kindness;(BL) mention me to Pharaoh(BM) and get me out of this prison. 15 I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews,(BN) and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.”(BO)

16 When the chief baker(BP) saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation,(BQ) he said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets(BR) of bread.[a] 17 In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”

18 “This is what it means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days.(BS) 19 Within three days(BT) Pharaoh will lift off your head(BU) and impale your body on a pole.(BV) And the birds will eat away your flesh.”(BW)

20 Now the third day(BX) was Pharaoh’s birthday,(BY) and he gave a feast for all his officials.(BZ) He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker(CA) in the presence of his officials: 21 He restored the chief cupbearer(CB) to his position,(CC) so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand(CD) 22 but he impaled the chief baker,(CE) just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.(CF)

23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.(CG)

Pharaoh’s Dreams

41 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream:(CH) He was standing by the Nile,(CI) when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat,(CJ) and they grazed among the reeds.(CK) After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.(CL)

He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain,(CM) healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk. After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted—thin and scorched by the east wind.(CN) The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up;(CO) it had been a dream.

In the morning his mind was troubled,(CP) so he sent for all the magicians(CQ) and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.(CR)

Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “Today I am reminded of my shortcomings.(CS) 10 Pharaoh was once angry with his servants,(CT) and he imprisoned me and the chief baker in the house of the captain of the guard.(CU) 11 Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.(CV) 12 Now a young Hebrew(CW) was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard.(CX) We told him our dreams, and he interpreted them for us, giving each man the interpretation of his dream.(CY) 13 And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was impaled.(CZ)

14 So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon.(DA) When he had shaved(DB) and changed his clothes,(DC) he came before Pharaoh.

15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it.(DD) But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”(DE)

16 “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”(DF)

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 40:16 Or three wicker baskets

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 39:1 : S Ge 30:24
  2. Genesis 39:1 : S Ge 37:36
  3. Genesis 39:1 : S Ge 37:25
  4. Genesis 39:2 : S Ge 21:20, 22; Jos 1:5; 6:27; Jdg 1:19; 1Sa 18:14; Ac 7:9
  5. Genesis 39:3 : S Ge 21:22
  6. Genesis 39:3 : ver 23; 1Sa 18:14; 2Ki 18:7; 2Ch 20:20; Ps 1:3; 128:2; Isa 33:6
  7. Genesis 39:4 : S Ge 6:8; S 18:3
  8. Genesis 39:4 : Ge 47:6; 1Ki 11:28; Pr 22:29
  9. Genesis 39:4 : ver 8, 22; Ge 40:4; 42:37
  10. Genesis 39:5 : 2Sa 6:11
  11. Genesis 39:5 : S Ge 26:24
  12. Genesis 39:5 : Dt 28:3; Ps 128:4
  13. Genesis 39:6 : Ge 24:2
  14. Genesis 39:6 : S Ge 12:11; Ex 2:2; 1Sa 9:2; 16:12; 17:42; Est 2:7; Da 1:4
  15. Genesis 39:7 : S Ge 38:16; Pr 7:15-18
  16. Genesis 39:8 : Pr 6:23-24
  17. Genesis 39:8 : S ver 4
  18. Genesis 39:9 : Ge 41:33, 40
  19. Genesis 39:9 : S Ge 13:13; S Nu 22:34
  20. Genesis 39:10 : Est 3:4
  21. Genesis 39:11 : Ex 18:20; Dt 1:18
  22. Genesis 39:11 : ver 14
  23. Genesis 39:12 : 2Sa 13:11; Pr 7:13
  24. Genesis 39:12 : S Ge 38:16
  25. Genesis 39:12 : ver 15; Pr 5:8; 2Ti 2:22
  26. Genesis 39:14 : ver 11
  27. Genesis 39:14 : S Ge 14:13
  28. Genesis 39:14 : S Ge 21:9
  29. Genesis 39:14 : Dt 22:24, 27
  30. Genesis 39:15 : S ver 12
  31. Genesis 39:17 : Ex 20:16; 23:1, 7; Dt 5:20; Ps 101:5
  32. Genesis 39:17 : S Ge 14:13
  33. Genesis 39:17 : Ge 21:10
  34. Genesis 39:19 : S Ge 34:7; S Est 1:12
  35. Genesis 39:20 : Ge 40:3; 41:10; Ps 105:18
  36. Genesis 39:21 : S Ge 21:20
  37. Genesis 39:21 : S Ge 19:19
  38. Genesis 39:21 : Ex 3:21; 11:3; 12:36; Est 2:9; Ps 106:46; Pr 16:7; Da 1:9
  39. Genesis 39:22 : S ver 4
  40. Genesis 39:23 : S Ge 21:20; S Nu 14:43
  41. Genesis 39:23 : S ver 3
  42. Genesis 40:1 : ver 9, 13, 21; Ne 1:11
  43. Genesis 40:1 : ver 16, 20
  44. Genesis 40:2 : Pr 16:14, 15; 19:12
  45. Genesis 40:2 : Ge 41:10; Est 2:21
  46. Genesis 40:3 : S Ge 37:36; S 39:20
  47. Genesis 40:4 : S Ge 37:36
  48. Genesis 40:4 : S Ge 39:4
  49. Genesis 40:4 : ver 7; Ge 42:17
  50. Genesis 40:5 : S Ge 20:3
  51. Genesis 40:5 : Ge 41:11
  52. Genesis 40:7 : S ver 4
  53. Genesis 40:7 : Ne 2:2
  54. Genesis 40:8 : Ge 41:8, 15
  55. Genesis 40:8 : Ge 41:16, 25, 28, 32; Dt 29:29; Da 2:22, 28, 47
  56. Genesis 40:9 : S ver 1
  57. Genesis 40:10 : Isa 27:6; 35:1-2; Hos 14:7
  58. Genesis 40:12 : ver 16; Ge 41:12, 15, 25; Da 2:36; 4:19
  59. Genesis 40:12 : ver 18
  60. Genesis 40:13 : ver 19, 20; Jos 1:11; 3:2; Ezr 8:32; Ne 2:11
  61. Genesis 40:13 : ver 19
  62. Genesis 40:13 : S ver 1
  63. Genesis 40:14 : 1Sa 25:31; Lk 23:42
  64. Genesis 40:14 : S Ge 19:19; 1Sa 20:14, 42; 2Sa 9:1; 1Ki 2:7
  65. Genesis 40:14 : ver 23; Ge 41:9; Ecc 9:15
  66. Genesis 40:15 : S Ge 14:13
  67. Genesis 40:15 : Ge 39:20; Job 13:27
  68. Genesis 40:16 : S ver 1
  69. Genesis 40:16 : S ver 12
  70. Genesis 40:16 : Am 8:1-2
  71. Genesis 40:18 : ver 12
  72. Genesis 40:19 : ver 13
  73. Genesis 40:19 : S ver 13
  74. Genesis 40:19 : ver 22; Dt 21:22-23; Est 2:23; 7:10
  75. Genesis 40:19 : Dt 28:26; 1Sa 17:44; 2Sa 21:10; 1Ki 14:11; 16:4; 21:24; Eze 39:4
  76. Genesis 40:20 : S ver 13
  77. Genesis 40:20 : Mt 14:6-10
  78. Genesis 40:20 : Est 2:18; Mk 6:21
  79. Genesis 40:20 : S ver 1
  80. Genesis 40:21 : S ver 1
  81. Genesis 40:21 : 2Ki 25:27; Jer 52:31
  82. Genesis 40:21 : ver 13
  83. Genesis 40:22 : S ver 19
  84. Genesis 40:22 : Ge 41:13; Ps 105:19
  85. Genesis 40:23 : S ver 14; S Ecc 1:11
  86. Genesis 41:1 : S Ge 20:3
  87. Genesis 41:1 : ver 17; S Ge 2:14; Ex 1:22; 2:5; 7:15
  88. Genesis 41:2 : ver 26; Jer 5:28
  89. Genesis 41:2 : ver 18; Ex 2:3; Job 40:21; Isa 19:6
  90. Genesis 41:4 : ver 7
  91. Genesis 41:5 : Jos 13:3; 2Ki 4:42; 1Ch 13:5; Isa 23:3; Jer 2:18
  92. Genesis 41:6 : Ex 10:13; 14:21; Job 6:26; 11:2; 15:2; Ps 11:6; 48:7; Isa 11:15; 27:8; Jer 4:11; 18:17; Eze 19:12; 27:26; Hos 12:1; 13:15; Jnh 4:8
  93. Genesis 41:7 : ver 4
  94. Genesis 41:8 : Job 7:14; Da 2:1, 3; 4:5, 19
  95. Genesis 41:8 : Ex 7:11, 22; Da 1:20; 2:2, 27; 4:7; 5:7
  96. Genesis 41:8 : ver 24; S Ge 40:8; Da 4:18
  97. Genesis 41:9 : S Ge 40:14
  98. Genesis 41:10 : S Ge 40:2
  99. Genesis 41:10 : S Ge 37:36; S 39:20
  100. Genesis 41:11 : Ge 40:5
  101. Genesis 41:12 : S Ge 14:13; 39:17
  102. Genesis 41:12 : S Ge 37:36; 40:4
  103. Genesis 41:12 : S Ge 40:12
  104. Genesis 41:13 : S Ge 40:22
  105. Genesis 41:14 : Ps 105:20
  106. Genesis 41:14 : Isa 18:2, 7
  107. Genesis 41:14 : S Ge 35:2; 45:22; Ru 3:3; 2Sa 12:20
  108. Genesis 41:15 : S Ge 40:8
  109. Genesis 41:15 : S Ge 40:12; Da 4:18; 5:16
  110. Genesis 41:16 : S Ge 40:8
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Matthew 12:46-13:23

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers(A)

46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother(B) and brothers(C) stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”

48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven(D) is my brother and sister and mother.”

The Parable of the Sower(E)(F)(G)

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house(H) and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat(I) and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred,(J) sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.”(K)

10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”

11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven(L) has been given to you,(M) but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.(N) 13 This is why I speak to them in parables:

“Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.(O)

14 In them is fulfilled(P) the prophecy of Isaiah:

“‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’[a](Q)

16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.(R) 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see(S) but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom(T) and does not understand it, the evil one(U) comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.(V) 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth(W) choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”(X)

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 13:15 Isaiah 6:9,10 (see Septuagint)
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Psalm 17

Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

Hear me,(A) Lord, my plea is just;
listen to my cry.(B)
Hear(C) my prayer—
it does not rise from deceitful lips.(D)
Let my vindication(E) come from you;
may your eyes see what is right.(F)

Though you probe my heart,(G)
though you examine me at night and test me,(H)
you will find that I have planned no evil;(I)
my mouth has not transgressed.(J)
Though people tried to bribe me,
I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
through what your lips have commanded.
My steps have held to your paths;(K)
my feet have not stumbled.(L)

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;(M)
turn your ear to me(N) and hear my prayer.(O)
Show me the wonders of your great love,(P)
you who save by your right hand(Q)
those who take refuge(R) in you from their foes.
Keep me(S) as the apple of your eye;(T)
hide me(U) in the shadow of your wings(V)
from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
from my mortal enemies who surround me.(W)

10 They close up their callous hearts,(X)
and their mouths speak with arrogance.(Y)
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,(Z)
with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion(AA) hungry for prey,(AB)
like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

13 Rise up,(AC) Lord, confront them, bring them down;(AD)
with your sword rescue me from the wicked.
14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord,
from those of this world(AE) whose reward is in this life.(AF)
May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies;
may their children gorge themselves on it,
and may there be leftovers(AG) for their little ones.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;
when I awake,(AH) I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.(AI)

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Proverbs 3:33-35

33 The Lord’s curse(A) is on the house of the wicked,(B)
but he blesses the home of the righteous.(C)
34 He mocks(D) proud mockers(E)
but shows favor to the humble(F) and oppressed.
35 The wise inherit honor,
but fools get only shame.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday January 18, 2021 (NIV)

Genesis 37-38

Joseph’s Dreams

37 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed,(A) the land of Canaan.(B)

This is the account(C) of Jacob’s family line.

Joseph,(D) a young man of seventeen,(E) was tending the flocks(F) with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah(G) and the sons of Zilpah,(H) his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report(I) about them.

Now Israel(J) loved Joseph more than any of his other sons,(K) because he had been born to him in his old age;(L) and he made an ornate[a] robe(M) for him.(N) When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him(O) and could not speak a kind word to him.

Joseph had a dream,(P) and when he told it to his brothers,(Q) they hated him all the more.(R) He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves(S) of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.”(T)

His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?”(U) And they hated him all the more(V) because of his dream and what he had said.

Then he had another dream,(W) and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars(X) were bowing down to me.”(Y)

10 When he told his father as well as his brothers,(Z) his father rebuked(AA) him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?”(AB) 11 His brothers were jealous of him,(AC) but his father kept the matter in mind.(AD)

Joseph Sold by His Brothers

12 Now his brothers had gone to graze their father’s flocks near Shechem,(AE) 13 and Israel(AF) said to Joseph, “As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem.(AG) Come, I am going to send you to them.”

“Very well,” he replied.

14 So he said to him, “Go and see if all is well with your brothers(AH) and with the flocks, and bring word back to me.” Then he sent him off from the Valley of Hebron.(AI)

When Joseph arrived at Shechem, 15 a man found him wandering around in the fields and asked him, “What are you looking for?”

16 He replied, “I’m looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are grazing their flocks?”

17 “They have moved on from here,” the man answered. “I heard them say, ‘Let’s go to Dothan.(AJ)’”

So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan. 18 But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.(AK)

19 “Here comes that dreamer!(AL)” they said to each other. 20 “Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns(AM) and say that a ferocious animal(AN) devoured him.(AO) Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.”(AP)

21 When Reuben(AQ) heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. “Let’s not take his life,” he said.(AR) 22 “Don’t shed any blood. Throw him into this cistern(AS) here in the wilderness, but don’t lay a hand on him.” Reuben said this to rescue him from them and take him back to his father.(AT)

23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe—the ornate robe(AU) he was wearing— 24 and they took him and threw him into the cistern.(AV) The cistern was empty; there was no water in it.

25 As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites(AW) coming from Gilead.(AX) Their camels were loaded with spices, balm(AY) and myrrh,(AZ) and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.(BA)

26 Judah(BB) said to his brothers, “What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?(BC) 27 Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother,(BD) our own flesh and blood.(BE)” His brothers agreed.

28 So when the Midianite(BF) merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern(BG) and sold(BH) him for twenty shekels[b] of silver(BI) to the Ishmaelites,(BJ) who took him to Egypt.(BK)

29 When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.(BL) 30 He went back to his brothers and said, “The boy isn’t there! Where can I turn now?”(BM)

31 Then they got Joseph’s robe,(BN) slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.(BO) 32 They took the ornate robe(BP) back to their father and said, “We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son’s robe.”

33 He recognized it and said, “It is my son’s robe! Some ferocious animal(BQ) has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces.”(BR)

34 Then Jacob tore his clothes,(BS) put on sackcloth(BT) and mourned for his son many days.(BU) 35 All his sons and daughters came to comfort him,(BV) but he refused to be comforted.(BW) “No,” he said, “I will continue to mourn until I join my son(BX) in the grave.(BY)” So his father wept for him.

36 Meanwhile, the Midianites[c](BZ) sold Joseph(CA) in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard.(CB)

Judah and Tamar

38 At that time, Judah(CC) left his brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam(CD) named Hirah.(CE) There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua.(CF) He married her and made love to her; she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, who was named Er.(CG) She conceived again and gave birth to a son and named him Onan.(CH) She gave birth to still another son and named him Shelah.(CI) It was at Kezib that she gave birth to him.

Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.(CJ) But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight;(CK) so the Lord put him to death.(CL)

Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.”(CM) But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother. 10 What he did was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death also.(CN)

11 Judah then said to his daughter-in-law(CO) Tamar,(CP) “Live as a widow in your father’s household(CQ) until my son Shelah(CR) grows up.”(CS) For he thought, “He may die too, just like his brothers.” So Tamar went to live in her father’s household.

12 After a long time Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua,(CT) died. When Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to Timnah,(CU) to the men who were shearing his sheep,(CV) and his friend Hirah the Adullamite(CW) went with him.

13 When Tamar(CX) was told, “Your father-in-law is on his way to Timnah to shear his sheep,”(CY) 14 she took off her widow’s clothes,(CZ) covered herself with a veil(DA) to disguise herself, and then sat down(DB) at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah.(DC) For she saw that, though Shelah(DD) had now grown up, she had not been given to him as his wife.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute,(DE) for she had covered her face. 16 Not realizing(DF) that she was his daughter-in-law,(DG) he went over to her by the roadside and said, “Come now, let me sleep with you.”(DH)

“And what will you give me to sleep with you?”(DI) she asked.

17 “I’ll send you a young goat(DJ) from my flock,” he said.

“Will you give me something as a pledge(DK) until you send it?” she asked.

18 He said, “What pledge should I give you?”

“Your seal(DL) and its cord, and the staff(DM) in your hand,” she answered. So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she became pregnant by him.(DN) 19 After she left, she took off her veil and put on her widow’s clothes(DO) again.

20 Meanwhile Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite(DP) in order to get his pledge(DQ) back from the woman, but he did not find her. 21 He asked the men who lived there, “Where is the shrine prostitute(DR) who was beside the road at Enaim?”

“There hasn’t been any shrine prostitute here,” they said.

22 So he went back to Judah and said, “I didn’t find her. Besides, the men who lived there said, ‘There hasn’t been any shrine prostitute here.’”

23 Then Judah said, “Let her keep what she has,(DS) or we will become a laughingstock.(DT) After all, I did send her this young goat, but you didn’t find her.”

24 About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.”

Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned to death!”(DU)

25 As she was being brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law. “I am pregnant by the man who owns these,” she said. And she added, “See if you recognize whose seal and cord and staff these are.”(DV)

26 Judah recognized them and said, “She is more righteous than I,(DW) since I wouldn’t give her to my son Shelah.(DX)” And he did not sleep with her again.

27 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.(DY) 28 As she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand; so the midwife(DZ) took a scarlet thread and tied it on his wrist(EA) and said, “This one came out first.” 29 But when he drew back his hand, his brother came out,(EB) and she said, “So this is how you have broken out!” And he was named Perez.[d](EC) 30 Then his brother, who had the scarlet thread on his wrist,(ED) came out. And he was named Zerah.[e](EE)

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 37:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain; also in verses 23 and 32.
  2. Genesis 37:28 That is, about 8 ounces or about 230 grams
  3. Genesis 37:36 Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac (see also verse 28); Masoretic Text Medanites
  4. Genesis 38:29 Perez means breaking out.
  5. Genesis 38:30 Zerah can mean scarlet or brightness.

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 37:1 : S Ge 17:8
  2. Genesis 37:1 : S Ge 10:19
  3. Genesis 37:2 : S Ge 2:4
  4. Genesis 37:2 : S Ge 30:24
  5. Genesis 37:2 : Ge 41:46; 2Sa 5:4
  6. Genesis 37:2 : Ge 46:32; 1Sa 16:11; 17:15; Ps 78:71; Am 7:15
  7. Genesis 37:2 : Ge 35:25
  8. Genesis 37:2 : Ge 35:26
  9. Genesis 37:2 : 1Sa 2:24
  10. Genesis 37:3 : S Ge 17:5
  11. Genesis 37:3 : S Ge 25:28
  12. Genesis 37:3 : Ge 43:27; 44:20
  13. Genesis 37:3 : ver 23, 31, 32; 2Sa 13:18-19
  14. Genesis 37:3 : Ge 43:34; 45:22; 1Sa 1:4-5; Est 2:9
  15. Genesis 37:4 : S ver 24; S Ge 27:41; Ac 7:9
  16. Genesis 37:5 : S Ge 20:3; S 28:12
  17. Genesis 37:5 : ver 10
  18. Genesis 37:5 : ver 8
  19. Genesis 37:7 : Ru 2:7, 15
  20. Genesis 37:7 : ver 9, 10; Ge 27:29; 42:6, 9; 43:26, 28; 44:14; 50:18; 2Sa 1:2; 9:6
  21. Genesis 37:8 : Ge 41:44; 42:10; 44:16, 18; 48:22; 49:26; Dt 33:16
  22. Genesis 37:8 : ver 5
  23. Genesis 37:9 : S ver 7; Ge 28:12
  24. Genesis 37:9 : Rev 12:1
  25. Genesis 37:9 : Dt 4:19; 17:3
  26. Genesis 37:10 : ver 5
  27. Genesis 37:10 : Ru 2:16; Ps 9:5; 68:30; 106:9; 119:21; Isa 17:13; 54:9; Zec 3:2
  28. Genesis 37:10 : S ver 7; S Ge 9:25; S 33:3
  29. Genesis 37:11 : Ge 26:14; Ac 7:9
  30. Genesis 37:11 : Lk 2:19, 51
  31. Genesis 37:12 : S Ge 12:6
  32. Genesis 37:13 : S Ge 17:5
  33. Genesis 37:13 : Ge 33:19
  34. Genesis 37:14 : 1Sa 17:18
  35. Genesis 37:14 : S Ge 13:18
  36. Genesis 37:17 : 2Ki 6:13
  37. Genesis 37:18 : 1Sa 19:1; 2Ch 24:21; Ps 31:13, 20; 37:12, 32; S Mt 12:14; Mk 14:1; Ac 23:12
  38. Genesis 37:19 : S Ge 28:12
  39. Genesis 37:20 : ver 22; Jer 38:6, 9
  40. Genesis 37:20 : ver 33; Lev 26:6, 22; Dt 32:24; 2Ki 17:25; Eze 34:25
  41. Genesis 37:20 : ver 31-33; S Ge 4:10
  42. Genesis 37:20 : Ge 50:20
  43. Genesis 37:21 : S Ge 29:32
  44. Genesis 37:21 : Ge 42:22
  45. Genesis 37:22 : S ver 20
  46. Genesis 37:22 : ver 29-30
  47. Genesis 37:23 : ver 3
  48. Genesis 37:24 : S ver 4; Ge 49:23; Jer 38:6; 41:7; Eze 22:27
  49. Genesis 37:25 : S Ge 16:11
  50. Genesis 37:25 : S Ge 31:21; S SS 4:1
  51. Genesis 37:25 : Jer 8:22; 22:6; 46:11
  52. Genesis 37:25 : Ge 43:11; Ex 30:23; Ps 45:8; Pr 7:17; SS 1:13; Mt 2:11
  53. Genesis 37:25 : ver 28; Ge 39:1; Ps 105:17
  54. Genesis 37:26 : S Ge 29:35
  55. Genesis 37:26 : S Ge 4:10
  56. Genesis 37:27 : Ge 42:21
  57. Genesis 37:27 : S Ge 29:14
  58. Genesis 37:28 : S Ge 25:2
  59. Genesis 37:28 : Jer 38:13
  60. Genesis 37:28 : Ex 21:16
  61. Genesis 37:28 : Lev 27:5; Mt 26:15
  62. Genesis 37:28 : S Ge 16:11
  63. Genesis 37:28 : ver 36; Ge 39:1; 45:4-5; Ps 105:17; Jer 12:6; Ac 7:9
  64. Genesis 37:29 : ver 34; Ge 44:13; Nu 14:6; Jos 7:6; 2Sa 1:11; 2Ki 2:12; 5:7; 11:14; 22:11; Job 1:20; 2:12; Isa 36:22; 37:1; Jer 36:24; 41:5; Joel 2:13
  65. Genesis 37:30 : ver 22
  66. Genesis 37:31 : S ver 3
  67. Genesis 37:31 : Rev 19:13
  68. Genesis 37:32 : S ver 3
  69. Genesis 37:33 : S ver 20
  70. Genesis 37:33 : Ge 42:13, 38; 44:20, 28
  71. Genesis 37:34 : S ver 29
  72. Genesis 37:34 : 2Sa 3:31; 1Ki 20:31; 21:27; 2Ki 6:30; 19:1, 2; Job 16:15; Ps 69:11; Isa 3:24; 15:3; 22:12; 32:11; 37:1; Jer 48:37; 49:3; Joel 1:13
  73. Genesis 37:34 : Ge 50:3, 10, 11; Nu 20:29; Dt 34:8
  74. Genesis 37:35 : Job 2:11; 15:11; 16:5; 42:11
  75. Genesis 37:35 : 2Sa 12:17; Ps 77:2; Jer 31:15
  76. Genesis 37:35 : 2Sa 12:23
  77. Genesis 37:35 : Ge 42:38; 44:22, 29, 31
  78. Genesis 37:36 : S Ge 25:2
  79. Genesis 37:36 : S ver 28
  80. Genesis 37:36 : Ge 39:1; 40:3; 41:10, 12; 1Sa 22:14
  81. Genesis 38:1 : S Ge 29:35
  82. Genesis 38:1 : Jos 12:15; 15:35; 1Sa 22:1; 2Sa 23:13; 2Ch 11:7
  83. Genesis 38:1 : ver 12, 20
  84. Genesis 38:2 : ver 12; 1Ch 2:3
  85. Genesis 38:3 : ver 6; Ge 46:12; Nu 26:19
  86. Genesis 38:4 : ver 8, 9; Ge 46:12; Nu 26:19
  87. Genesis 38:5 : Nu 26:20
  88. Genesis 38:6 : ver 11, 13
  89. Genesis 38:7 : S Ge 6:5
  90. Genesis 38:7 : ver 10; Ge 46:12; Lev 10:1-2; 1Ch 2:3
  91. Genesis 38:8 : Dt 25:5-6; Ru 4:5; Mt 22:24-28
  92. Genesis 38:10 : S ver 7; Dt 25:7-10
  93. Genesis 38:11 : S Ge 11:31
  94. Genesis 38:11 : S ver 6
  95. Genesis 38:11 : Ru 1:8
  96. Genesis 38:11 : ver 14, 26
  97. Genesis 38:11 : Ru 1:13
  98. Genesis 38:12 : S ver 2
  99. Genesis 38:12 : ver 14; Jos 15:10, 57; 19:43; Jdg 14:1, 2; 2Ch 28:18
  100. Genesis 38:12 : S Ge 31:19
  101. Genesis 38:12 : S ver 1
  102. Genesis 38:13 : S ver 6
  103. Genesis 38:13 : S Ge 31:19
  104. Genesis 38:14 : ver 19
  105. Genesis 38:14 : S Ge 24:65
  106. Genesis 38:14 : Jer 3:2
  107. Genesis 38:14 : S ver 12
  108. Genesis 38:14 : S ver 11
  109. Genesis 38:15 : Jdg 11:1; 16:1
  110. Genesis 38:16 : Ge 42:23
  111. Genesis 38:16 : Lev 18:15; 20:12; Ru 1:6
  112. Genesis 38:16 : Ge 39:7, 12; 2Sa 13:11
  113. Genesis 38:16 : S Ge 30:15
  114. Genesis 38:17 : Jdg 15:1
  115. Genesis 38:17 : ver 20
  116. Genesis 38:18 : ver 25; 1Ki 21:8; Est 3:12; 8:8; SS 8:6; Isa 49:16; Jer 22:24; Hag 2:23; 2Co 1:22; Eph 1:13
  117. Genesis 38:18 : S Ge 32:10; S Ex 4:2
  118. Genesis 38:18 : S Ge 19:32
  119. Genesis 38:19 : ver 14
  120. Genesis 38:20 : S ver 1
  121. Genesis 38:20 : ver 17
  122. Genesis 38:21 : S Ge 19:5; Lev 19:29; Dt 22:21; 23:17; 2Ki 23:7; Hos 4:14
  123. Genesis 38:23 : ver 18
  124. Genesis 38:23 : Ex 32:25; Job 12:4; Jer 20:7; La 3:14
  125. Genesis 38:24 : Lev 20:10, 14; 21:9; Dt 22:21, 22; Jos 7:25; Jdg 15:6; 1Sa 31:12; Job 31:11, 28; Eze 16:38
  126. Genesis 38:25 : S ver 18
  127. Genesis 38:26 : 1Sa 24:17
  128. Genesis 38:26 : S ver 11
  129. Genesis 38:27 : Ge 25:24
  130. Genesis 38:28 : S Ge 35:17
  131. Genesis 38:28 : ver 30
  132. Genesis 38:29 : Ge 25:26
  133. Genesis 38:29 : Ge 46:12; Nu 26:20, 21; Ru 4:12, 18; 2Sa 5:20; 6:8; 1Ch 2:4; 9:4; Isa 28:21; Mt 1:3
  134. Genesis 38:30 : ver 28
  135. Genesis 38:30 : Ge 46:12; 1Ch 2:4; Ne 11:24
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Matthew 12:22-45

Jesus and Beelzebul(A)

22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.(B) 23 All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”(C)

24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul,(D) the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”(E)

25 Jesus knew their thoughts(F) and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan(G) drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul,(H) by whom do your people(I) drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God(J) has come upon you.

29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.

30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.(K) 31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.(L) 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age(M) or in the age to come.(N)

33 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.(O) 34 You brood of vipers,(P) how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks(Q) what the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”(R)

The Sign of Jonah(S)(T)

38 Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign(U) from you.”(V)

39 He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.(W) 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish,(X) so the Son of Man(Y) will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.(Z) 41 The men of Nineveh(AA) will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah,(AB) and now something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came(AC) from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.

43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.(AD) That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”

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Psalm 16

Psalm 16

A miktam[a] of David.

Keep me safe,(A) my God,
for in you I take refuge.(B)

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;(C)
apart from you I have no good thing.”(D)
I say of the holy people(E) who are in the land,(F)
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
Those who run after other gods(G) will suffer(H) more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names(I) on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portion(J) and my cup;(K)
you make my lot(L) secure.
The boundary lines(M) have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.(N)
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;(O)
even at night(P) my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand,(Q) I will not be shaken.(R)

Therefore my heart is glad(S) and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,(T)
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,(U)
nor will you let your faithful[b] one(V) see decay.(W)
11 You make known to me the path of life;(X)
you will fill me with joy in your presence,(Y)
with eternal pleasures(Z) at your right hand.(AA)

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 16:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  2. Psalm 16:10 Or holy
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Proverbs 3:27-32

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to act.
28 Do not say to your neighbor,
“Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—
when you already have it with you.(A)
29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor,
who lives trustfully near you.(B)
30 Do not accuse anyone for no reason—
when they have done you no harm.

31 Do not envy(C) the violent
or choose any of their ways.

32 For the Lord detests the perverse(D)
but takes the upright into his confidence.(E)

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday January 17, 2021 (NIV)

Genesis 35-36

Jacob Returns to Bethel

35 Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel(A) and settle there, and build an altar(B) there to God,(C) who appeared to you(D) when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.”(E)

So Jacob said to his household(F) and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods(G) you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.(H) Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God,(I) who answered me in the day of my distress(J) and who has been with me wherever I have gone.(K) So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears,(L) and Jacob buried them under the oak(M) at Shechem.(N) Then they set out, and the terror of God(O) fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.(P)

Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz(Q) (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.(R) There he built an altar,(S) and he called the place El Bethel,[a](T) because it was there that God revealed himself to him(U) when he was fleeing from his brother.(V)

Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse,(W) died and was buried under the oak(X) outside Bethel.(Y) So it was named Allon Bakuth.[b]

After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,[c](Z) God appeared to him again and blessed him.(AA) 10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,[d] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[e](AB) So he named him Israel.

11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty[f];(AC) be fruitful and increase in number.(AD) A nation(AE) and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.(AF) 12 The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.(AG)(AH) 13 Then God went up from him(AI) at the place where he had talked with him.

14 Jacob set up a stone pillar(AJ) at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering(AK) on it; he also poured oil on it.(AL) 15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.[g](AM)

The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac(AN)

16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath,(AO) Rachel(AP) began to give birth and had great difficulty. 17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife(AQ) said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.”(AR) 18 As she breathed her last—for she was dying—she named her son Ben-Oni.[h](AS) But his father named him Benjamin.[i](AT)

19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath(AU) (that is, Bethlehem(AV)). 20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day(AW) that pillar marks Rachel’s tomb.(AX)

21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.(AY) 22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine(AZ) Bilhah,(BA) and Israel heard of it.

Jacob had twelve sons:

23 The sons of Leah:(BB)

Reuben the firstborn(BC) of Jacob,

Simeon, Levi, Judah,(BD) Issachar and Zebulun.(BE)

24 The sons of Rachel:

Joseph(BF) and Benjamin.(BG)

25 The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah:(BH)

Dan and Naphtali.(BI)

26 The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:(BJ)

Gad(BK) and Asher.(BL)

These were the sons of Jacob,(BM) who were born to him in Paddan Aram.(BN)

27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac(BO) in Mamre,(BP) near Kiriath Arba(BQ) (that is, Hebron),(BR) where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.(BS) 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years.(BT) 29 Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people,(BU) old and full of years.(BV) And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.(BW)

Esau’s Descendants(BX)(BY)

36 This is the account(BZ) of the family line of Esau (that is, Edom).(CA)

Esau took his wives from the women of Canaan:(CB) Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite,(CC) and Oholibamah(CD) daughter of Anah(CE) and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite(CF) also Basemath(CG) daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth.(CH)

Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, Basemath bore Reuel,(CI) and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam and Korah.(CJ) These were the sons of Esau, who were born to him in Canaan.

Esau took his wives and sons and daughters and all the members of his household, as well as his livestock and all his other animals and all the goods he had acquired in Canaan,(CK) and moved to a land some distance from his brother Jacob.(CL) Their possessions were too great for them to remain together; the land where they were staying could not support them both because of their livestock.(CM) So Esau(CN) (that is, Edom)(CO) settled in the hill country of Seir.(CP)

This is the account(CQ) of the family line of Esau the father of the Edomites(CR) in the hill country of Seir.

10 These are the names of Esau’s sons:

Eliphaz, the son of Esau’s wife Adah, and Reuel, the son of Esau’s wife Basemath.(CS)

11 The sons of Eliphaz:(CT)

Teman,(CU) Omar, Zepho, Gatam and Kenaz.(CV)

12 Esau’s son Eliphaz also had a concubine(CW) named Timna, who bore him Amalek.(CX) These were grandsons of Esau’s wife Adah.(CY)

13 The sons of Reuel:

Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were grandsons of Esau’s wife Basemath.(CZ)

14 The sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah(DA) daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon, whom she bore to Esau:

Jeush, Jalam and Korah.(DB)

15 These were the chiefs(DC) among Esau’s descendants:

The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau:

Chiefs Teman,(DD) Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,(DE) 16 Korah,[j] Gatam and Amalek. These were the chiefs descended from Eliphaz(DF) in Edom;(DG) they were grandsons of Adah.(DH)

17 The sons of Esau’s son Reuel:(DI)

Chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the chiefs descended from Reuel in Edom; they were grandsons of Esau’s wife Basemath.(DJ)

18 The sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah:(DK)

Chiefs Jeush, Jalam and Korah.(DL) These were the chiefs descended from Esau’s wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah.

19 These were the sons of Esau(DM) (that is, Edom),(DN) and these were their chiefs.(DO)

20 These were the sons of Seir the Horite,(DP) who were living in the region:

Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,(DQ) 21 Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These sons of Seir in Edom were Horite chiefs.(DR)

22 The sons of Lotan:

Hori and Homam.[k] Timna was Lotan’s sister.

23 The sons of Shobal:

Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

24 The sons of Zibeon:(DS)

Aiah and Anah. This is the Anah who discovered the hot springs[l](DT) in the desert while he was grazing the donkeys(DU) of his father Zibeon.

25 The children of Anah:(DV)

Dishon and Oholibamah(DW) daughter of Anah.

26 The sons of Dishon[m]:

Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran and Keran.

27 The sons of Ezer:

Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan.

28 The sons of Dishan:

Uz and Aran.

29 These were the Horite chiefs:

Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,(DX) 30 Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These were the Horite chiefs,(DY) according to their divisions, in the land of Seir.

The Rulers of Edom(DZ)

31 These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king(EA) reigned:

32 Bela son of Beor became king of Edom. His city was named Dinhabah.

33 When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah(EB) succeeded him as king.

34 When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites(EC) succeeded him as king.

35 When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian(ED) in the country of Moab,(EE) succeeded him as king. His city was named Avith.

36 When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him as king.

37 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth(EF) on the river succeeded him as king.

38 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Akbor succeeded him as king.

39 When Baal-Hanan son of Akbor died, Hadad[n] succeeded him as king. His city was named Pau, and his wife’s name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab.

40 These were the chiefs(EG) descended from Esau, by name, according to their clans and regions:

Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 43 Magdiel and Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom, according to their settlements in the land they occupied.

This is the family line of Esau, the father of the Edomites.(EH)

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel.
  2. Genesis 35:8 Allon Bakuth means oak of weeping.
  3. Genesis 35:9 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26
  4. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  5. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
  6. Genesis 35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai
  7. Genesis 35:15 Bethel means house of God.
  8. Genesis 35:18 Ben-Oni means son of my trouble.
  9. Genesis 35:18 Benjamin means son of my right hand.
  10. Genesis 36:16 Masoretic Text; Samaritan Pentateuch (also verse 11 and 1 Chron. 1:36) does not have Korah.
  11. Genesis 36:22 Hebrew Hemam, a variant of Homam (see 1 Chron. 1:39)
  12. Genesis 36:24 Vulgate; Syriac discovered water; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  13. Genesis 36:26 Hebrew Dishan, a variant of Dishon
  14. Genesis 36:39 Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 1:50); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text Hadar

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 35:1 : S Ge 12:8
  2. Genesis 35:1 : S Ge 4:26; 8:20
  3. Genesis 35:1 : ver 3
  4. Genesis 35:1 : S Ge 12:7
  5. Genesis 35:1 : ver 7; Ge 27:43
  6. Genesis 35:2 : Ge 18:19; Jos 24:15
  7. Genesis 35:2 : S Ge 31:19; S Jos 24:14
  8. Genesis 35:2 : Ex 19:10, 14; Nu 8:7, 21; 19:19
  9. Genesis 35:3 : ver 1
  10. Genesis 35:3 : S Ge 32:7; S Jdg 2:15
  11. Genesis 35:3 : S Ge 26:3
  12. Genesis 35:4 : S Ge 24:22; Ex 32:3; 35:22; Jdg 8:24; Pr 25:12
  13. Genesis 35:4 : ver 8
  14. Genesis 35:4 : S Ge 12:6
  15. Genesis 35:5 : Ex 15:16; 23:27; Dt 2:25; Jos 2:9; 1Sa 7:10; 13:7; 14:15; 2Ch 14:14; 17:10; 20:29; Ps 9:20; Isa 19:17; Zec 14:13
  16. Genesis 35:5 : Ps 105:14
  17. Genesis 35:6 : S Ge 28:19
  18. Genesis 35:6 : S Ge 10:19
  19. Genesis 35:7 : S Ge 8:20
  20. Genesis 35:7 : Ge 28:19
  21. Genesis 35:7 : S Ge 28:13
  22. Genesis 35:7 : S ver 1
  23. Genesis 35:8 : Ge 24:59
  24. Genesis 35:8 : ver 4
  25. Genesis 35:8 : S Ge 12:8; 1Sa 10:3
  26. Genesis 35:9 : S Ge 25:20
  27. Genesis 35:9 : S Ge 28:13; S 32:29
  28. Genesis 35:10 : S Ge 17:5
  29. Genesis 35:11 : S Ge 17:1
  30. Genesis 35:11 : S Ge 12:2
  31. Genesis 35:11 : S Ge 12:2
  32. Genesis 35:11 : S Ge 17:6
  33. Genesis 35:12 : S Ge 28:13
  34. Genesis 35:12 : S Ge 12:7; S 15:7
  35. Genesis 35:13 : S Ge 17:22
  36. Genesis 35:14 : S Ge 28:22
  37. Genesis 35:14 : Ex 29:40; Lev 23:13; Nu 6:15, 17; 15:5; 28:7, 14; 2Sa 23:16; 2Ch 29:35
  38. Genesis 35:14 : S Ge 28:18
  39. Genesis 35:15 : S Ge 12:8
  40. Genesis 35:16 : 35:23-26pp — 1Ch 2:1-2
  41. Genesis 35:16 : ver 19; Ge 48:7; Ru 1:2; 4:11; 1Sa 17:12; Mic 5:2
  42. Genesis 35:16 : S Ge 29:6
  43. Genesis 35:17 : Ge 38:28; Ex 1:15
  44. Genesis 35:17 : S Ge 30:24
  45. Genesis 35:18 : 1Sa 4:21; 14:3
  46. Genesis 35:18 : ver 24; Ge 42:4; 43:16, 29; 45:12, 14; 49:27; Nu 1:36; Dt 33:12
  47. Genesis 35:19 : S ver 16
  48. Genesis 35:19 : Ge 48:7; Jos 19:15; Jdg 12:8; 17:7; 19:1, 18; Ru 1:1, 19; 1Sa 17:12; Mic 5:2
  49. Genesis 35:20 : Jos 4:9; 7:26; 8:28; 10:27; 1Sa 6:18
  50. Genesis 35:20 : 1Sa 10:2
  51. Genesis 35:21 : Jos 15:21
  52. Genesis 35:22 : S Ge 22:24
  53. Genesis 35:22 : S Ge 29:29; S 34:5; S Lev 18:8
  54. Genesis 35:23 : S Ge 29:16
  55. Genesis 35:23 : Ge 43:33; 46:8
  56. Genesis 35:23 : S Ge 29:35
  57. Genesis 35:23 : S Ge 30:20
  58. Genesis 35:24 : S Ge 30:24
  59. Genesis 35:24 : S ver 18
  60. Genesis 35:25 : Ge 37:2
  61. Genesis 35:25 : S Ge 30:8
  62. Genesis 35:26 : Ge 37:2
  63. Genesis 35:26 : S Ge 30:11
  64. Genesis 35:26 : S Ge 30:13
  65. Genesis 35:26 : S Ge 34:30; 46:8; Ex 1:1-4
  66. Genesis 35:26 : S Ge 25:20
  67. Genesis 35:27 : Ge 31:18
  68. Genesis 35:27 : S Ge 13:18
  69. Genesis 35:27 : Ge 23:2; Jos 15:54; Jdg 1:10; Ne 11:25
  70. Genesis 35:27 : S Ge 13:18
  71. Genesis 35:27 : S Ge 17:8
  72. Genesis 35:28 : S Ge 25:7, 20
  73. Genesis 35:29 : S Ge 25:8
  74. Genesis 35:29 : S Ge 15:15
  75. Genesis 35:29 : S Ge 23:20; S 25:9
  76. Genesis 36:1 : 36:10-14pp — 1Ch 1:35-37
  77. Genesis 36:1 : 36:20-28pp — 1Ch 1:38-42
  78. Genesis 36:1 : S Ge 2:4
  79. Genesis 36:1 : S Ge 25:30
  80. Genesis 36:2 : Ge 28:8-9
  81. Genesis 36:2 : Ge 26:34
  82. Genesis 36:2 : ver 14, 18
  83. Genesis 36:2 : ver 25; 1Ch 1:40
  84. Genesis 36:2 : ver 24; S Ge 10:17; 1Ch 1:40
  85. Genesis 36:3 : ver 4, 10, 13, 17
  86. Genesis 36:3 : S Ge 25:13
  87. Genesis 36:4 : S ver 3; 1Ch 1:35
  88. Genesis 36:5 : ver 14, 18; 1Ch 1:35
  89. Genesis 36:6 : Ge 12:5
  90. Genesis 36:6 : Ge 27:39
  91. Genesis 36:7 : S Ge 13:6
  92. Genesis 36:8 : Dt 2:4
  93. Genesis 36:8 : S Ge 25:30
  94. Genesis 36:8 : S Ge 14:6
  95. Genesis 36:9 : S Ge 2:4
  96. Genesis 36:9 : ver 1, 43
  97. Genesis 36:10 : S ver 3
  98. Genesis 36:11 : ver 15-16; 1Ch 1:45; Job 2:11; 4:1
  99. Genesis 36:11 : Jer 49:7, 20; Eze 25:13; Am 1:12; Ob 1:9; Hab 3:3
  100. Genesis 36:11 : ver 15
  101. Genesis 36:12 : S Ge 22:24
  102. Genesis 36:12 : Ex 17:8, 16; Nu 24:20; Dt 25:17, 19; 1Sa 15:2; 27:8
  103. Genesis 36:12 : ver 16
  104. Genesis 36:13 : S ver 3
  105. Genesis 36:14 : S ver 2
  106. Genesis 36:14 : S ver 5
  107. Genesis 36:15 : ver 19, 40; Ex 15:15
  108. Genesis 36:15 : Job 2:11; Jer 49:7; Eze 25:13; Am 1:12; Hab 3:3
  109. Genesis 36:15 : S ver 11
  110. Genesis 36:16 : S ver 11
  111. Genesis 36:16 : Ge 32:3; Ex 15:15; Nu 20:14; 33:37
  112. Genesis 36:16 : ver 12
  113. Genesis 36:17 : 1Ch 1:37
  114. Genesis 36:17 : S ver 3
  115. Genesis 36:18 : S ver 2
  116. Genesis 36:18 : S ver 5
  117. Genesis 36:19 : 1Ch 1:35
  118. Genesis 36:19 : S Ge 25:30
  119. Genesis 36:19 : S ver 15
  120. Genesis 36:20 : S Ge 14:6
  121. Genesis 36:20 : ver 29
  122. Genesis 36:21 : ver 30
  123. Genesis 36:24 : S ver 2
  124. Genesis 36:24 : Jos 15:19
  125. Genesis 36:24 : Job 1:14
  126. Genesis 36:25 : S ver 2
  127. Genesis 36:25 : S ver 2
  128. Genesis 36:29 : ver 20
  129. Genesis 36:30 : ver 21
  130. Genesis 36:31 : 36:31-43pp — 1Ch 1:43-54
  131. Genesis 36:31 : S Ge 17:6
  132. Genesis 36:33 : Isa 34:6; 63:1; Jer 49:13, 22
  133. Genesis 36:34 : Jer 49:7; Eze 25:13; Ob 1:9
  134. Genesis 36:35 : S Ge 25:2
  135. Genesis 36:35 : S Ge 19:37; Nu 21:11; 22:1; Dt 1:5; Jdg 3:30; Ru 1:1, 6
  136. Genesis 36:37 : Ge 26:22
  137. Genesis 36:40 : S ver 15
  138. Genesis 36:43 : S ver 9
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Matthew 12:1-21

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath(A)(B)

12 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain(C) and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”(D)

He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?(E) He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests.(F) Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath(G) and yet are innocent? I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.(H) If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’[a](I) you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man(J) is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus,(K) they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”(L)

11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?(M) 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep!(N) Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.(O)

God’s Chosen Servant

15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.(P) 16 He warned them not to tell others about him.(Q) 17 This was to fulfill(R) what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
the one I love, in whom I delight;(S)
I will put my Spirit on him,(T)
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel or cry out;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he has brought justice through to victory.
21 In his name the nations will put their hope.”[b](U)

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 12:7 Hosea 6:6
  2. Matthew 12:21 Isaiah 42:1-4
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Psalm 15

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

Lord, who may dwell(A) in your sacred tent?(B)
Who may live on your holy mountain?(C)

The one whose walk is blameless,(D)
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth(E) from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,(F)
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
but honors(G) those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath(H) even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;(I)
who does not accept a bribe(J) against the innocent.

Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.(K)

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Proverbs 3:21-26

21 My son,(A) do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,(B)
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you,(C)
an ornament to grace your neck.(D)
23 Then you will go on your way in safety,(E)
and your foot will not stumble.(F)
24 When you lie down,(G) you will not be afraid;(H)
when you lie down, your sleep(I) will be sweet.
25 Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the Lord will be at your side(J)
and will keep your foot(K) from being snared.(L)

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday January 17, 2021 (NIV)

Genesis 35-36

Jacob Returns to Bethel

35 Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel(A) and settle there, and build an altar(B) there to God,(C) who appeared to you(D) when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.”(E)

So Jacob said to his household(F) and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods(G) you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.(H) Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God,(I) who answered me in the day of my distress(J) and who has been with me wherever I have gone.(K) So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears,(L) and Jacob buried them under the oak(M) at Shechem.(N) Then they set out, and the terror of God(O) fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.(P)

Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz(Q) (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.(R) There he built an altar,(S) and he called the place El Bethel,[a](T) because it was there that God revealed himself to him(U) when he was fleeing from his brother.(V)

Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse,(W) died and was buried under the oak(X) outside Bethel.(Y) So it was named Allon Bakuth.[b]

After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,[c](Z) God appeared to him again and blessed him.(AA) 10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,[d] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[e](AB) So he named him Israel.

11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty[f];(AC) be fruitful and increase in number.(AD) A nation(AE) and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.(AF) 12 The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.(AG)(AH) 13 Then God went up from him(AI) at the place where he had talked with him.

14 Jacob set up a stone pillar(AJ) at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering(AK) on it; he also poured oil on it.(AL) 15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.[g](AM)

The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac(AN)

16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath,(AO) Rachel(AP) began to give birth and had great difficulty. 17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife(AQ) said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.”(AR) 18 As she breathed her last—for she was dying—she named her son Ben-Oni.[h](AS) But his father named him Benjamin.[i](AT)

19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath(AU) (that is, Bethlehem(AV)). 20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day(AW) that pillar marks Rachel’s tomb.(AX)

21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.(AY) 22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine(AZ) Bilhah,(BA) and Israel heard of it.

Jacob had twelve sons:

23 The sons of Leah:(BB)

Reuben the firstborn(BC) of Jacob,

Simeon, Levi, Judah,(BD) Issachar and Zebulun.(BE)

24 The sons of Rachel:

Joseph(BF) and Benjamin.(BG)

25 The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah:(BH)

Dan and Naphtali.(BI)

26 The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:(BJ)

Gad(BK) and Asher.(BL)

These were the sons of Jacob,(BM) who were born to him in Paddan Aram.(BN)

27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac(BO) in Mamre,(BP) near Kiriath Arba(BQ) (that is, Hebron),(BR) where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.(BS) 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years.(BT) 29 Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people,(BU) old and full of years.(BV) And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.(BW)

Esau’s Descendants(BX)(BY)

36 This is the account(BZ) of the family line of Esau (that is, Edom).(CA)

Esau took his wives from the women of Canaan:(CB) Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite,(CC) and Oholibamah(CD) daughter of Anah(CE) and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite(CF) also Basemath(CG) daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth.(CH)

Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, Basemath bore Reuel,(CI) and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam and Korah.(CJ) These were the sons of Esau, who were born to him in Canaan.

Esau took his wives and sons and daughters and all the members of his household, as well as his livestock and all his other animals and all the goods he had acquired in Canaan,(CK) and moved to a land some distance from his brother Jacob.(CL) Their possessions were too great for them to remain together; the land where they were staying could not support them both because of their livestock.(CM) So Esau(CN) (that is, Edom)(CO) settled in the hill country of Seir.(CP)

This is the account(CQ) of the family line of Esau the father of the Edomites(CR) in the hill country of Seir.

10 These are the names of Esau’s sons:

Eliphaz, the son of Esau’s wife Adah, and Reuel, the son of Esau’s wife Basemath.(CS)

11 The sons of Eliphaz:(CT)

Teman,(CU) Omar, Zepho, Gatam and Kenaz.(CV)

12 Esau’s son Eliphaz also had a concubine(CW) named Timna, who bore him Amalek.(CX) These were grandsons of Esau’s wife Adah.(CY)

13 The sons of Reuel:

Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were grandsons of Esau’s wife Basemath.(CZ)

14 The sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah(DA) daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon, whom she bore to Esau:

Jeush, Jalam and Korah.(DB)

15 These were the chiefs(DC) among Esau’s descendants:

The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau:

Chiefs Teman,(DD) Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,(DE) 16 Korah,[j] Gatam and Amalek. These were the chiefs descended from Eliphaz(DF) in Edom;(DG) they were grandsons of Adah.(DH)

17 The sons of Esau’s son Reuel:(DI)

Chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the chiefs descended from Reuel in Edom; they were grandsons of Esau’s wife Basemath.(DJ)

18 The sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah:(DK)

Chiefs Jeush, Jalam and Korah.(DL) These were the chiefs descended from Esau’s wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah.

19 These were the sons of Esau(DM) (that is, Edom),(DN) and these were their chiefs.(DO)

20 These were the sons of Seir the Horite,(DP) who were living in the region:

Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,(DQ) 21 Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These sons of Seir in Edom were Horite chiefs.(DR)

22 The sons of Lotan:

Hori and Homam.[k] Timna was Lotan’s sister.

23 The sons of Shobal:

Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

24 The sons of Zibeon:(DS)

Aiah and Anah. This is the Anah who discovered the hot springs[l](DT) in the desert while he was grazing the donkeys(DU) of his father Zibeon.

25 The children of Anah:(DV)

Dishon and Oholibamah(DW) daughter of Anah.

26 The sons of Dishon[m]:

Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran and Keran.

27 The sons of Ezer:

Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan.

28 The sons of Dishan:

Uz and Aran.

29 These were the Horite chiefs:

Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,(DX) 30 Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These were the Horite chiefs,(DY) according to their divisions, in the land of Seir.

The Rulers of Edom(DZ)

31 These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king(EA) reigned:

32 Bela son of Beor became king of Edom. His city was named Dinhabah.

33 When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah(EB) succeeded him as king.

34 When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites(EC) succeeded him as king.

35 When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian(ED) in the country of Moab,(EE) succeeded him as king. His city was named Avith.

36 When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him as king.

37 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth(EF) on the river succeeded him as king.

38 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Akbor succeeded him as king.

39 When Baal-Hanan son of Akbor died, Hadad[n] succeeded him as king. His city was named Pau, and his wife’s name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab.

40 These were the chiefs(EG) descended from Esau, by name, according to their clans and regions:

Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 43 Magdiel and Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom, according to their settlements in the land they occupied.

This is the family line of Esau, the father of the Edomites.(EH)

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel.
  2. Genesis 35:8 Allon Bakuth means oak of weeping.
  3. Genesis 35:9 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26
  4. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  5. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
  6. Genesis 35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai
  7. Genesis 35:15 Bethel means house of God.
  8. Genesis 35:18 Ben-Oni means son of my trouble.
  9. Genesis 35:18 Benjamin means son of my right hand.
  10. Genesis 36:16 Masoretic Text; Samaritan Pentateuch (also verse 11 and 1 Chron. 1:36) does not have Korah.
  11. Genesis 36:22 Hebrew Hemam, a variant of Homam (see 1 Chron. 1:39)
  12. Genesis 36:24 Vulgate; Syriac discovered water; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  13. Genesis 36:26 Hebrew Dishan, a variant of Dishon