01/26/2019 DAB Transcript

Exodus 2:11-3:22, Matthew 17:10-27, Psalms 22:1-18, Proverbs 5:7-14

Today is the 26th day of January. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is great to be here with you today as we close another week down. And, ironically, we’re concluding the last full week of the month of January. This time next week we’ll be in in the next month, February. And that’s how it works, step-by-step, day by day. So, today’s step forward in the Scriptures, at least in the Old Testament, will take us back into the book of Exodus, which we’ve just begun, and we’re getting to know the story of Moses. So, from the English Standard Version. Exodus chapter 2 verse 11 through 3 verse 22 today.


Father, we thank You for another week in Your word and as we were saying at the beginning, we look out into the future another week and we will have crossed the threshold into a new month. And, so, we are beginning to feel the rhythm of this year. We are beginning to feel the rhythm of the Scriptures. And now that we’re several weeks into this journey we’re starting to feel the strength that comes from allowing Your word to be a part of our lives each and every day. And, so, we thank You for Your faithfulness to us in every conceivable way, including the gift of Your word. And as we prepare to release this week and allow it to drift and become a part of our history, we do so with gratefulness, with a grateful heart knowing that You love us, are carrying us, You are sustaining us. And although we may thrash and kick about, You are fathering us. And, so, we thank You and we look forward into the coming week for all that You will do and say through Your word. So, come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.


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Hello DAB family today is the 21st of January and I’m just making my way through the 19th of January’s prayer and encouragement line. Like so many who’ve called and, I was so, so happy to hear the voice of Prodigal. You know…it was just amazing. I just feel the same way as everyone else has expressed when they’ve called in about that. But there was also Sharon who called in shortly after Prodigal, I believe that’s her name. And you lost your daughter to suicide and shortly after that your husband left and left you alone to the holiday and you called in again. Sharon, and anybody else, anybody else who called in and is contemplating suicide, I hope that you have heard the love that pours out through this family, the desire of our heart to see you well and to hear your voices again. So, Sharon I am praying that you also call in and lift up our spirits with just letting us know…maybe not everything taken care of…but just letting us know that you’re okay because we love you, it’s not fiction, it’s…I mean…we don’t see each other, we don’t, you know, know each other on a face-to-face basis but our spirits are linked to our Lord Jesus Christ who we are all his children. And sister, we love you and we are waiting to hear back from you as well. So, I just wanted to call in and say that. So, anyways, I hope to hear from you soon Sharon. Thanks. Bye.

Hi this is Rebecca from Arkansas. Very grateful to the Daily Audio Bible. I’ve just started listening beginning January 1st. I listen to it on my way to work. My husband was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease about a year and half ago. We think he’s been sick for about 2 ½ years. It’s really, really hard on both of us and I have a wonderful faith community and so very supportive. But there are days where I just feel very frustrated, anxious, afraid, stressed and alone. So, we appreciate your prayers. I…yeah…days are hard sometimes and I’m glad I’m a person of faith, I’m glad I have the Bible to listen to. It would just be nice to know that your praying with and for me. Blessings on you all. Bye.

Hey brothers and sisters, this is Sarah McAvoy from Georgia. I called a couple times back at least a year ago just for prayer requests but I wanted to let you know that I’ve been listening since December 2016 when out of desperation I needed to hear the word of God. I used to have my own prayer time, reading my Bible every day, and when I got a job the Christian school there was no time, no, zero time for me to read my Bible and I was just looking for something, any app that would give me a Bible reading and I found DAB and I had found others, I didn’t like them it was really blah kind of voices but when I heard Brian’s voice it just spoke to me and I began listening and has been my source of the word of God. I just am searching for and am thankful to people who pray. And I want you to know that I’m there for you also. I have found so much there. My prayer request is for my daughter Alecia and her daughter Kristi. Kristi has gender issues. She says that she’s a boy, Marco, she’s only 17. It’s been a strained relationship since then and that is…I pray for others that I know are dealing with children who have gender issues and become a strained issue. I’m just gonna be lifting you up in prayer as you lift up my Alecia and Kristi. In Jesus’ name. Goodbye.

Today is Monday, January 21st and I’m calling because I’ve heard a lot of calls lately, I’ve been listening almost since the beginning, and I heard a lot of calls about our family and I just am so blessed for the Daily Audio Bible family and I just feel so blessed to be a part of it and there’s so many people that we know but we don’t know. We hear their voices, we know their voices, we love them. I remember when I first started listening, I was so amazed by hearing Brian say, “I love you” always at the end of the podcast. And now I totally understand that. There are so many people. Asia, I heard your story for so many years, what you’ve gone through from when you start looking for a husband and now related…so sorry about your loss. Blind Tony, Viola…Viola…we heard your voice for so many years, you are an amazing person that just…anyway my time is running out…

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family, my name is Mary, I’m from Indianapolis. I listen to the Daily Audio Bible frequently, but I don’t call in very often. I just am so encouraged, and I feel like Elizabeth when Mary the mother of Jesus came to visit her. Her baby John leapt in her womb as the Holy Spirit filled her. And when I listen to Brian read the word and expand on it. When I listen to the prayers and the love pour out from each one of you as you call in and share your prayer requests and pray for others I feel a Holy Spirit leap within me and I rejoice. I’m so encouraged, I feel like life is exciting and God’s Word is going out and there’s purpose. It’s just so encouraging to be a part of a group of people around the world who care for and love one another in this way. So, I praise God. I also praise God for Brian, for the Daily Audio Bible. I have often been deeply moved by what I’ve heard, particularly one day a couple of years ago I was listening, and Brian said, as he does every day, “I’m Brian I love you I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.” And it felt like that was God speaking to me. And I knew his love in a new way. It sounds so simple but it’s true. Also, “come Holy Spirit we pray” in every prayer. That is my prayer. And for each…for me…for each one of us, I just praise God that He does that, He does come to us, His Holy Spirit each day and we are able to walk in a way that we would be unable to without Him. God bless you all. Much love.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday January 26, 2019 (NIV)

Exodus 2:11-3:22

Moses Flees to Midian

11 One day, (A)when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their (B)burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.[a] 12 He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he (C)struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 When (D)he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together. And he said to the man in the wrong, “Why do you strike your companion?” 14 He answered, (E)“Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” 15 When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But (F)Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by (G)a well.

16 Now the (H)priest of Midian had seven daughters, and (I)they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 17 The shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and saved them, and (J)watered their flock. 18 When they came home to their father (K)Reuel, he said, “How is it that you have come home so soon today?” 19 They said, “An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds and even drew water for us and (L)watered the flock.” 20 He said to his daughters, “Then where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may (M)eat bread.” 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter (N)Zipporah. 22 She gave birth to a son, and he called his name (O)Gershom, for he said, “I have been a (P)sojourner[b] in a foreign land.”

God Hears Israel's Groaning

23 (Q)During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel (R)groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. (S)Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. 24 And (T)God heard their groaning, and God (U)remembered his covenant with (V)Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 God (W)saw the people of Israel—and God (X)knew.

The Burning Bush

Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the (Y)mountain of God. (Z)And (AA)the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, (AB)God called to him (AC)out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; (AD)take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” And he said, (AE)“I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for (AF)he was afraid to look at God.

Then the Lord said, (AG)“I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their (AH)taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and (AI)I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and (AJ)to bring them up out of that land to a (AK)good and broad land, a land (AL)flowing with milk and honey, to the place of (AM)the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And now, behold, (AN)the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the (AO)oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 (AP)Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” 11 But Moses said to God, (AQ)“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 He said, (AR)“But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, (AS)you shall serve God on this mountain.”

13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”[c] And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: (AT)I am has sent me to you.’” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord,[d] the (AU)God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is (AV)my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. 16 Go and (AW)gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, (AX)“I have observed you and what has been done to you in Egypt, 17 and I promise that (AY)I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land (AZ)flowing with milk and honey.”’ 18 And (BA)they will listen to your voice, and you and the elders of Israel (BB)shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has (BC)met with us; and now, please let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.’ 19 But I know that the king of Egypt (BD)will not let you go unless compelled (BE)by a mighty hand.[e] 20 So (BF)I will stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with (BG)all the wonders that I will do in it; (BH)after that he will let you go. 21 And (BI)I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty, 22 but each woman shall ask of her neighbor, and any woman who lives in her house, for (BJ)silver and gold jewelry, and for clothing. You shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. So (BK)you shall plunder the Egyptians.”


  1. Exodus 2:11 Hebrew brothers
  2. Exodus 2:22 Gershom sounds like the Hebrew for sojourner
  3. Exodus 3:14 Or I am what I am, or I will be what I will be
  4. Exodus 3:15 The word Lord, when spelled with capital letters, stands for the divine name, YHWH, which is here connected with the verb hayah, “to be” in verse 14
  5. Exodus 3:19 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew go, not by a mighty hand

Cross references:

  1. Exodus 2:11 : Acts 7:23; Heb. 11:24-26
  2. Exodus 2:11 : See ch. 1:11
  3. Exodus 2:12 : Acts 7:24
  4. Exodus 2:13 : Acts 7:23-28
  5. Exodus 2:14 : [Luke 12:14]
  6. Exodus 2:15 : Acts 7:29; Heb. 11:27
  7. Exodus 2:15 : Gen. 24:11; 29:2
  8. Exodus 2:16 : ch. 3:1
  9. Exodus 2:16 : Gen. 24:11; 29:10; 1 Sam. 9:11
  10. Exodus 2:17 : [Gen. 29:10]
  11. Exodus 2:18 : Num. 10:29; [ch. 3:1; 4:18; 18:1, 5, 9, 12]
  12. Exodus 2:19 : [See ver. 17 above]; [Gen. 29:10]
  13. Exodus 2:20 : Gen. 31:54; 43:25
  14. Exodus 2:21 : ch. 4:25; 18:2
  15. Exodus 2:22 : ch. 18:3
  16. Exodus 2:22 : Acts 7:29; [Heb. 11:13, 14]
  17. Exodus 2:23 : [ch. 7:7]; Acts 7:23, 30
  18. Exodus 2:23 : [Deut. 26:7]
  19. Exodus 2:23 : ch. 3:9; Gen. 18:20, 21; James 5:4
  20. Exodus 2:24 : ch. 6:5
  21. Exodus 2:24 : Ps. 105:8, 42; 106:45
  22. Exodus 2:24 : Gen. 15:14; 46:4
  23. Exodus 2:25 : ch. 3:7; 4:31; [Luke 1:25]
  24. Exodus 2:25 : [ch. 3:16]
  25. Exodus 3:1 : ch. 4:27; 18:5; 24:13; Num. 10:33; 1 Kgs. 19:8
  26. Exodus 3:2 : For ver. 2-10, see Acts 7:30-35
  27. Exodus 3:2 : Isa. 63:9
  28. Exodus 3:4 : ch. 19:3
  29. Exodus 3:4 : Deut. 33:16
  30. Exodus 3:5 : Josh. 5:15; [ch. 19:12; Eccles. 5:1]
  31. Exodus 3:6 : ch. 4:5; Gen. 28:13; 1 Kgs. 18:36; Cited Matt. 22:32; Mark 12:26; [Luke 20:37]
  32. Exodus 3:6 : [1 Kgs. 19:13; Isa. 6:1, 2, 5]
  33. Exodus 3:7 : ch. 2:23-25; Neh. 9:9; Ps. 106:44
  34. Exodus 3:7 : ch. 5:13, 14
  35. Exodus 3:8 : Gen. 11:5, 7; 18:21
  36. Exodus 3:8 : ch. 6:6; 12:51; [Gen. 50:24]
  37. Exodus 3:8 : Deut. 1:25; 8:7, 8, 9
  38. Exodus 3:8 : ch. 13:5; 33:3; Lev. 20:24; Num. 13:27; Deut. 26:9, 15; Jer. 11:5; 32:22; Ezek. 20:6
  39. Exodus 3:8 : Gen. 15:18-21
  40. Exodus 3:9 : ch. 2:23
  41. Exodus 3:9 : ch. 1:11-14, 22
  42. Exodus 3:10 : [Ps. 105:26; Mic. 6:4]
  43. Exodus 3:11 : ch. 6:12; [1 Sam. 18:18; Isa. 6:5, 8; Jer. 1:6]
  44. Exodus 3:12 : ch. 4:12, 15; Deut. 31:8, 23; Josh. 1:5
  45. Exodus 3:12 : See ch. 19
  46. Exodus 3:14 : ch. 6:3; Ps. 68:4; John 8:58; Heb. 13:8; Rev. 1:4; 4:8
  47. Exodus 3:15 : ver. 6
  48. Exodus 3:15 : Hos. 12:5; [Ps. 135:13]
  49. Exodus 3:16 : ch. 4:29
  50. Exodus 3:16 : ch. 4:31; Gen. 50:24; [Luke 1:68]
  51. Exodus 3:17 : ver. 8
  52. Exodus 3:17 : ver. 8
  53. Exodus 3:18 : ch. 4:31
  54. Exodus 3:18 : ch. 5:1
  55. Exodus 3:18 : Num. 23:3, 4, 15, 16
  56. Exodus 3:19 : ch. 5:2; 7:4
  57. Exodus 3:19 : ch. 6:1; 13:3
  58. Exodus 3:20 : Deut. 6:22; Neh. 9:10; Jer. 32:20; Acts 7:36; See ch. 7–12
  59. Exodus 3:20 : ch. 4:21
  60. Exodus 3:20 : ch. 12:31
  61. Exodus 3:21 : ch. 11:2, 3; 12:35, 36; [Gen. 15:14]
  62. Exodus 3:22 : [ch. 33:6]
  63. Exodus 3:22 : [Ezek. 39:10]
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Matthew 17:10-27

10 And the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes say (A)that first Elijah must come?” 11 He answered, “Elijah does come, and (B)he will restore all things. 12 But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but (C)did to him whatever they pleased. (D)So also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands.” 13 (E)Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.

Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon

14 (F)And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15 said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has (G)seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, and (H)they could not heal him.” 17 And Jesus answered, “O faithless and (I)twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? (J)How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” 18 And Jesus (K)rebuked the demon,[a] and it[b] came out of him, and (L)the boy was healed instantly.[c] 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, (M)“Because of your little faith. For (N)truly, I say to you, (O)if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, (P)you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and (Q)nothing will be impossible for you.”[d]

Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection

22 (R)As they were gathering[e] in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill him, and he will be raised on (S)the third day.” And they were greatly distressed.

The Temple Tax

24 (T)When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of (U)the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” 25 He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, (V)“What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or (W)tax? From their sons or from others?” 26 And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 27 However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel.[f] Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”


  1. Matthew 17:18 Greek it
  2. Matthew 17:18 Greek the demon
  3. Matthew 17:18 Greek from that hour
  4. Matthew 17:20 Some manuscripts insert verse 21: But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting
  5. Matthew 17:22 Some manuscripts remained
  6. Matthew 17:27 Greek stater, a silver coin worth four drachmas or approximately one shekel
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Psalm 22:1-18

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.

22 (A)My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so (B)far from saving me, from the words of my (C)groaning?
O my God, I cry by (D)day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are (E)holy,
(F)enthroned on (G)the praises[a] of Israel.
In you our fathers trusted;
they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they (H)cried and were rescued;
in you they (I)trusted and were not put to shame.

But I am (J)a worm and not a man,
(K)scorned by mankind and (L)despised by the people.
All who see me (M)mock me;
they make mouths at me; they (N)wag their heads;
(O)“He trusts in the Lord; let him (P)deliver him;
let him rescue him, for he (Q)delights in him!”

Yet you are he who (R)took me from the womb;
you made me trust you at my mother's breasts.
10 On you was I cast from my birth,
and from (S)my mother's womb you have been my God.
11 Be not (T)far from me,
for trouble is near,
and there is (U)none to help.

12 Many bulls encompass me;
(V)strong bulls of (W)Bashan surround me;
13 they (X)open wide their mouths at me,
like a ravening and roaring lion.

14 I am (Y)poured out like water,
and all my bones are (Z)out of joint;
my (AA)heart is like (AB)wax;
it is melted within my breast;
15 my strength is (AC)dried up like a potsherd,
and my (AD)tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.

16 For (AE)dogs encompass me;
a company of evildoers (AF)encircles me;
they have (AG)pierced my hands and feet[b]
17 I can count all my bones—
they (AH)stare and gloat over me;
18 (AI)they divide my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.


  1. Psalm 22:3 Or dwelling in the praises
  2. Psalm 22:16 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts like a lion [they are at] my hands and feet
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 5:7-14

And (A)now, O sons, listen to me,
and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Keep your way far from her,
and do not go near the door of her house,
lest you give your honor to others
and your years to the merciless,
10 lest strangers take their fill of your strength,
and your (B)labors go to the house of a foreigner,
11 and at the end of your life you (C)groan,
when your flesh and body are consumed,
12 and you say, (D)“How I hated discipline,
and my heart (E)despised reproof!
13 I did not listen to the voice of my teachers
or incline my ear to my instructors.
14 (F)I am at the brink of utter ruin
in the assembled congregation.”

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01/25/2019 DAB Transcript

Genesis 50:1-Exodus 2:10, Matthew 16:13-17:9, Psalms 21:1-13, Proverbs 5:1-6

Today is the 25th day of January. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and it is a pleasure and a joy and an honor to be here with you today as we close this workweek down and get ready to move into the weekend. And as we do that we’re coming to a finishing point of our own as we take these steps through the Scripture we’ll be concluding the book of Genesis today and then moving into the book of Exodus. And, so, we’ll discuss what Exodus is gonna represent to us when we get there, but first we’ll read Genesis chapter 50, which is the final chapter of the book of Genesis.

Introduction to the Book of Exodus:

Okay. So, that concludes the first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis. And yeah, just a little over three weeks we’ve been on this journey but wow, what a journey Genesis has been. And we’re not done with our Old Testament reading today. This brings us squarely to the threshold of the book of Exodus, which is the second book of the Torah or the Pentateuch. And in the original Hebrew language Exodus means departure. And, so, true to its name that’s exactly the territory that we’re heading into, the epic retelling of God’s deliverance of His people from slavery. And it’s in this book that Moses becomes an actual part of the story. And, so, we probably know that the children of Israel were emancipated from slavery in Egypt, that’s a pretty famous biblical story. But now we’ve followed the trail that shows us how they got there in the first place. So, as we turn the page into Exodus we’re kind of fast forwarding like four centuries, so, 400 years and we just witnessed as we concluded Genesis the death of Joseph. So, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob have all died. Now Joseph has died. And we turn the page and go into Exodus and 400 years have passed. So, we see how the children of Israel got to Egypt in the first place, but 400 years go by, Joseph is forgotten, the family line has as expanded as God had said it would. Now they’re like the stand on the sea shore, they’re like the stars in the sky, they’re everywhere, but they’ve become powerful and the Egyptians have enslaved them. And, so, now God is going to go back to rescue that family that we’ve followed along with since Genesis, who are now a vast horde of people. And we took the long view in the book of Genesis, seeing that God’s promise took many generations. Now we’ve gone 400 years in the future and we’re seeing that this promise is still intact all of these centuries later and God is coming on behalf of his people. And, so, we begin. Exodus chapter 1.


Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for bringing us to this point where we make a transition and move from one book of the Bible into the next and the story carries forward. And, so, we thank You for this mile marker, this moment of reflection. For some of us this is first time we read a complete book of the Bible. And, so, thank You God. And for those of us who have read Genesis a few times, then thank You for letting us revisit the stories that bring us forward and tell us of our heritage. So, come Holy Spirit plant the Scriptures deep in our lives today. We pray, and we ask that it in collaboration with You that we cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Come Jesus, we pray in Your mighty name. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday January 25, 2019 (NIV)

Genesis 50:1 - Exodus 2:10

50 Then Joseph (A)fell on his father's face and wept over him and kissed him. And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to (B)embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel. Forty days were required for it, for that is how many are required for embalming. And the Egyptians (C)wept for him seventy days.

And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, (D)“If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, ‘My father made me swear, saying, “I am about to die: in my tomb (E)that I hewed out for myself in the land of Canaan, there shall you bury me.” Now therefore, let me please go up and bury my father. Then I will return.’” And Pharaoh answered, “Go up, and bury your father, as he made you swear.” So Joseph went up to bury his father. With him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, as well as all the household of Joseph, his brothers, and his father's household. Only their children, their flocks, and their herds were left (F)in the land of Goshen. And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen. It was a very great company. 10 When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, (G)they lamented there with a very great and grievous lamentation, and he (H)made a mourning for his father seven days. 11 When the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning on the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a grievous mourning by the Egyptians.” Therefore the place was named Abel-mizraim;[a] it is beyond the Jordan. 12 Thus his sons did for him as he had commanded them, 13 for (I)his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field at Machpelah, to the east of Mamre, which Abraham (J)bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite to possess as a burying place. 14 After he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt with his brothers and all who had gone up with him to bury his father.

God's Good Purposes

15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16 So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: 17 ‘Say to Joseph, “Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.”’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of (K)the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18 His brothers also came and (L)fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for (M)am I in the place of God? 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but (N)God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people[b] should be kept alive, as they are today. 21 So do not fear; (O)I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

The Death of Joseph

22 So Joseph remained in Egypt, he and his father's house. Joseph lived 110 years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children (P)of the third generation. The (Q)children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were (R)counted as Joseph's own.[c] 24 And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but (S)God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land (T)that he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” 25 Then (U)Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.” 26 So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They (V)embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Israel Increases Greatly in Egypt

(W)These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. All the descendants of Jacob were (X)seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt. Then (Y)Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation. (Z)But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them.

Pharaoh Oppresses Israel

Now there arose a new king over Egypt, (AA)who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Behold, (AB)the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us. 10 (AC)Come, (AD)let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” 11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them (AE)to afflict them with heavy (AF)burdens. They built for Pharaoh (AG)store cities, Pithom and (AH)Raamses. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel. 13 So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel (AI)work as slaves 14 and (AJ)made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves.

15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 “When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live.” 17 But the midwives (AK)feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live. 18 So the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and let the male children live?” 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” 20 (AL)So God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong. 21 And because the midwives feared God, (AM)he gave them families. 22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, (AN)“Every son that is born to the Hebrews[d] you shall cast into (AO)the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.”

The Birth of Moses

Now a (AP)man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son, and (AQ)when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes[e] and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the (AR)reeds by the river bank. And (AS)his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews' children.” Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, “Go.” So the girl went and called the child's mother. And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became (AT)her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I (AU)drew him out of the water.”[f]


  1. Genesis 50:11 Abel-mizraim means mourning (or meadow) of Egypt
  2. Genesis 50:20 Or a numerous people
  3. Genesis 50:23 Hebrew were born on Joseph's knees
  4. Exodus 1:22 Samaritan, Septuagint, Targum; Hebrew lacks to the Hebrews
  5. Exodus 2:3 Hebrew papyrus reeds
  6. Exodus 2:10 Moses sounds like the Hebrew for draw out

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 50:1 : ch. 46:4
  2. Genesis 50:2 : ver. 26; [2 Chr. 16:14; Mark 16:1; Luke 23:56; John 19:39, 40]
  3. Genesis 50:3 : [ver. 10; Num. 20:29; Deut. 34:8; 1 Sam. 31:13; Job 2:13]
  4. Genesis 50:4 : ch. 47:29; See ch. 33:15
  5. Genesis 50:5 : 2 Chr. 16:14; Isa. 22:16; Matt. 27:60
  6. Genesis 50:8 : See ch. 45:10
  7. Genesis 50:10 : [2 Sam. 1:17; Acts 8:2]
  8. Genesis 50:10 : [ver. 3]
  9. Genesis 50:13 : ch. 49:29, 30; [Acts 7:16]
  10. Genesis 50:13 : ch. 23:16
  11. Genesis 50:17 : ch. 49:25
  12. Genesis 50:18 : [ch. 37:7, 10]
  13. Genesis 50:19 : ch. 30:2; [2 Kgs. 5:7]
  14. Genesis 50:20 : ch. 45:5, 7
  15. Genesis 50:21 : ch. 45:11; 47:12
  16. Genesis 50:23 : [Job 42:16; Ps. 128:6]
  17. Genesis 50:23 : Num. 32:39; 1 Chr. 7:14, 15
  18. Genesis 50:23 : [ch. 30:3]
  19. Genesis 50:24 : ch. 15:14; 46:4; 48:21; Ex. 3:16, 17; [Heb. 11:22]
  20. Genesis 50:24 : ch. 15:18; 26:3; 28:13; 35:12; 46:4
  21. Genesis 50:25 : Ex. 13:19; Josh. 24:32
  22. Genesis 50:26 : See ver. 2
  23. Exodus 1:1 : For ver. 1-4, see Gen. 35:23-26; 46:8-26
  24. Exodus 1:5 : Gen. 46:27; Deut. 10:22
  25. Exodus 1:6 : Gen. 50:26
  26. Exodus 1:7 : Deut. 26:5; Acts 7:17; [Gen. 46:3]
  27. Exodus 1:8 : Cited Acts 7:18
  28. Exodus 1:9 : Ps. 105:24
  29. Exodus 1:10 : Ps. 83:3, 4
  30. Exodus 1:10 : Ps. 105:25; Acts 7:19
  31. Exodus 1:11 : ch. 3:7; Gen. 15:13; Deut. 26:6
  32. Exodus 1:11 : ch. 2:11; 5:4, 5; 6:6, 7; Ps. 81:6
  33. Exodus 1:11 : [2 Chr. 16:4]
  34. Exodus 1:11 : [ch. 12:37; Gen. 47:11]
  35. Exodus 1:13 : See ch. 5:7-19
  36. Exodus 1:14 : [ch. 2:23; 6:9; Num. 20:15; Acts 7:19, 34]
  37. Exodus 1:17 : Prov. 16:6; [Dan. 3:16-18; 6:13; Acts 5:29]
  38. Exodus 1:20 : [Eccles. 8:12]
  39. Exodus 1:21 : [1 Sam. 2:35; 2 Sam. 7:11, 27; 1 Kgs. 2:24; 11:38; Ps. 127:1]
  40. Exodus 1:22 : Acts 7:19
  41. Exodus 1:22 : Gen. 41:1
  42. Exodus 2:1 : ch. 6:20; Num. 26:59; 1 Chr. 23:14
  43. Exodus 2:2 : Acts 7:20; Heb. 11:23
  44. Exodus 2:3 : ver. 5; Isa. 19:6
  45. Exodus 2:4 : ch. 15:20; Num. 26:59
  46. Exodus 2:10 : Acts 7:21; [Heb. 11:24]
  47. Exodus 2:10 : 2 Sam. 22:17; Ps. 18:16
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Matthew 16:13-17:9

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

13 (A)Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say (B)John the Baptist, others say (C)Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, (D)“You are (E)the Christ, (F)the Son of (G)the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, (H)“Blessed are you, (I)Simon Bar-Jonah! For (J)flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, (K)but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, (L)you are Peter, and (M)on this rock[a] I will build my church, and (N)the gates of (O)hell[b] shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you (P)the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and (Q)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[c] in heaven.” 20 (R)Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

21 (S)From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that (T)he must go to Jerusalem and (U)suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on (V)the third day be raised. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord![d] This shall never happen to you.” 23 But he turned and said to Peter, (W)“Get behind me, Satan! You are (X)a hindrance[e] to me. For you (Y)are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him (Z)deny himself and (AA)take up his cross and follow me. 25 For (AB)whoever would save his life[f] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For (AC)what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or (AD)what shall a man give in return for his soul? 27 (AE)For the Son of Man is going to come with (AF)his angels in the glory of his Father, and (AG)then he will repay each person according to what he has done. 28 Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not (AH)taste death (AI)until they see the Son of Man (AJ)coming in his kingdom.”

The Transfiguration

17 (AK)And after six days Jesus took with him (AL)Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was (AM)transfigured before them, and (AN)his face shone like the sun, and (AO)his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for (AP)Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, (AQ)a bright cloud overshadowed them, and (AR)a voice from the cloud said, (AS)“This is my beloved Son,[g] with whom I am well pleased; (AT)listen to him.” When (AU)the disciples heard this, (AV)they fell on their faces and were terrified. But Jesus came and (AW)touched them, saying, “Rise, and (AX)have no fear.” And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

(AY)And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, (AZ)“Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”


  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek words for Peter and rock sound similar
  2. Matthew 16:18 Greek the gates of Hades
  3. Matthew 16:19 Or shall have been bound… shall have been loosed
  4. Matthew 16:22 Or “[May God be] merciful to you, Lord!”
  5. Matthew 16:23 Greek stumbling block
  6. Matthew 16:25 The same Greek word can mean either soul or life, depending on the context; twice in this verse and twice in verse 26
  7. Matthew 17:5 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

Cross references:

  1. Matthew 16:13 : For ver. 13-16, see Mark 8:27-29; Luke 9:18-20
  2. Matthew 16:14 : ch. 14:2; Mark 6:14; Luke 9:7
  3. Matthew 16:14 : Mark 6:15; Luke 9:8; [ch. 17:10; Mark 9:11; John 1:21]
  4. Matthew 16:16 : John 11:27
  5. Matthew 16:16 : See ch. 1:17
  6. Matthew 16:16 : See ch. 14:33
  7. Matthew 16:16 : Deut. 5:26; Josh. 3:10; Ps. 42:2; Jer. 10:10; Dan. 6:20; Hos. 1:10; Acts 14:15; 2 Cor. 3:3; 1 Tim. 4:10
  8. Matthew 16:17 : [ch. 13:16]
  9. Matthew 16:17 : [John 1:42; 21:15-17]
  10. Matthew 16:17 : 1 Cor. 15:50; Gal. 1:16 (Gk.); Eph. 6:12; Heb. 2:14
  11. Matthew 16:17 : 1 Cor. 2:10; 12:3; [ch. 11:25; John 6:45]
  12. Matthew 16:18 : [ch. 10:2; John 1:42]
  13. Matthew 16:18 : Eph. 2:20; Rev. 21:14; [ch. 7:24]
  14. Matthew 16:18 : Job 38:17; Isa. 38:10
  15. Matthew 16:18 : See ch. 11:23
  16. Matthew 16:19 : [Isa. 22:22; Rev. 1:18; 3:7]
  17. Matthew 16:19 : [ch. 18:18; John 20:23]
  18. Matthew 16:20 : Mark 8:30; Luke 9:21; [ch. 17:9]; See ch. 12:16
  19. Matthew 16:21 : For ver. 21-28, see Mark 8:31–9:1; Luke 9:22-27; [ch. 17:12, 22, 23; 20:17-19]
  20. Matthew 16:21 : ch. 20:18; [Luke 13:33]
  21. Matthew 16:21 : ch. 17:12, 22, 23; Luke 24:7
  22. Matthew 16:21 : See ch. 27:63; John 2:19
  23. Matthew 16:23 : [ch. 4:10]
  24. Matthew 16:23 : See ch. 13:41
  25. Matthew 16:23 : Rom. 8:5; Phil. 3:19; Col. 3:2; [Phil. 2:5]
  26. Matthew 16:24 : [2 Tim. 2:12, 13]
  27. Matthew 16:24 : See ch. 10:38, 39
  28. Matthew 16:25 : [See ver. 24 above]; See ch. 10:38, 39
  29. Matthew 16:26 : [Luke 12:20]
  30. Matthew 16:26 : [Ps. 49:7, 8]
  31. Matthew 16:27 : ch. 24:30; 25:31; 26:64; Dan. 7:10, 13; Zech. 14:5; John 1:51; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:16; Jude 14; Rev. 1:7; [Deut. 33:2]
  32. Matthew 16:27 : ch. 13:41
  33. Matthew 16:27 : Rom. 2:6; 14:12; 2 Cor. 5:10; Heb. 9:27; 1 Pet. 1:17; Rev. 2:23; 20:12; 22:12; See Acts 10:42; 1 Cor. 3:8
  34. Matthew 16:28 : John 8:52; Heb. 2:9
  35. Matthew 16:28 : [ch. 10:23; 23:36; 24:34]
  36. Matthew 16:28 : Luke 23:42
  37. Matthew 17:1 : For ver. 1-8, see Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36
  38. Matthew 17:1 : ch. 26:37; Mark 5:37
  39. Matthew 17:2 : [2 Cor. 3:18 (Gk.)]
  40. Matthew 17:2 : Rev. 1:16; 10:1
  41. Matthew 17:2 : Dan. 7:9; [ch. 28:3; Ps. 104:2]
  42. Matthew 17:4 : [Mal. 4:5]
  43. Matthew 17:5 : 2 Pet. 1:17; [Ex. 24:15, 16]
  44. Matthew 17:5 : 2 Pet. 1:17; [Ex. 24:15, 16]
  45. Matthew 17:5 : See ch. 3:17
  46. Matthew 17:5 : Acts 3:22
  47. Matthew 17:6 : 2 Pet. 1:18
  48. Matthew 17:6 : [Gen. 17:3; Ezek. 1:28; Rev. 1:17]
  49. Matthew 17:7 : Dan. 8:18; 10:10, 18
  50. Matthew 17:7 : ch. 14:27
  51. Matthew 17:9 : For ver. 9-13, see Mark 9:9-13
  52. Matthew 17:9 : See ch. 8:4; 12:16
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Psalm 21

The King Rejoices in the Lord's Strength

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

21 O Lord, in your (A)strength the king rejoices,
and in your (B)salvation how greatly he exults!
You have (C)given him his heart's desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
For you (D)meet him with rich blessings;
you set (E)a crown of (F)fine gold upon his head.
He asked life of you; you (G)gave it to him,
(H)length of days forever and ever.
His (I)glory is great through your salvation;
(J)splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
For you make him most blessed forever;[a]
you make him glad with the (K)joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the Lord,
and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be (L)moved.

Your hand will (M)find out all your enemies;
your right hand will find out those who hate you.
You will make them as (N)a blazing oven
when you appear.
The Lord will swallow them up in his (O)wrath,
and (P)fire will consume them.
10 You (Q)will destroy their (R)descendants from the earth,
and their offspring from among the children of man.
11 Though they plan evil against you,
though they (S)devise mischief, they will not succeed.
12 For you will put them (T)to flight;
you will (U)aim at their faces with your bows.

13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength!
We will sing and praise your power.


  1. Psalm 21:6 Or make him a source of blessing forever
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Proverbs 5:1-6

Warning Against Adultery

(A)My son, be attentive to my wisdom;
(B)incline your ear to my understanding,
that you may keep (C)discretion,
and your lips may (D)guard knowledge.
For the lips of (E)a forbidden[a] woman drip honey,
and her speech[b] is (F)smoother than oil,
but in the end she is (G)bitter as (H)wormwood,
(I)sharp as (J)a two-edged sword.
Her feet (K)go down to death;
her steps follow the path to[c] Sheol;
she (L)does not ponder the path of life;
her ways wander, and she does not know it.


  1. Proverbs 5:3 Hebrew strange; also verse 20
  2. Proverbs 5:3 Hebrew palate
  3. Proverbs 5:5 Hebrew lay hold of
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01/24/2019 DAB Transcript

Genesis 48:1-49:33, Matthew 15:29-16:12, Psalms 20:1-9, Proverbs 4:20-27

Today is the 24th day of January. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is always great to be here with you for the next step forward as we continue to move through our weeks and our months and eventually our year, taking steps that lead us through the entire Bible. We’ve taking 23 steps. So, this is our 24th step and we’ve been chasing the story of Joseph and it’s been a dramatic story to say the least and it will carry us through…well…through tomorrow and tomorrow we’ll finish the book of Genesis. So, we’re reading from the English Standard Version this week and today, Genesis chapter 48 and 49.


Okay. So, like I mentioned, tomorrow we’ll be finishing the book of Genesis, which will finish the first book of the Bible. So, we’re kind of down to the last pages of that book and in today’s reading now we have experienced the death of Jacob. So, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their lifespans and their children and their stories were all covered in the book of Genesis. And the idea of “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” will carry forward through the rest of the Bible. So, Jacob lays his head down in death even as he blesses his sons and grandsons and then he requests that his bones be buried in the family burial cave. So, they’re in Egypt at this point. So, it’s a bit…it’s a long way back, but we remember, I mean we keep visiting this cave of Machpelah, right, in the valley of Eshkol. And, so, in grand procession, Jacobs bones are taken back to this burial place that still exists until today in the city of Hebron. And, so, we keep coming back here and basically, yeah, we keep coming back because when someone dies they get buried there, but we’ll be coming back here to this to this burial place again a little later from now with great consequences.

And then in today’s reading from the book of Proverbs we’re hold…I mean…I don’t know how to build this up big enough at this point, we’re told something that is absolutely essential to us being able to navigate this year and this life at all. We’re told to guard our hearts above everything else because our hearts determine the course of our lives. So, the Scriptures say, “keep your heart with all vigilance for from it flow the springs of life.” So, let’s not forget, our hearts are where we commune with God and our intimacy with God charts the course for our lives. So, if we’re not going to guard our hearts are have vigilance over our hearts and we’re going to give our hearts to anything that will come along and just promise life and pleasure and we end up giving ourselves to unworthy things then this can become like a tainted water source that becomes corrupt and then eventually makes us sick. Our hearts are like ground zero for our lives. And, so, we have to be intentional and vigilant and absolutely devoted to protecting our hearts if…well…if we want to be in a relationship with God.


Father, we invite You into that. We invite You into our hearts. We invite You and ask that You reveal the ways in which we’re crowding You out of our hearts by putting unworthy things in our lives. “Above all else, guard your heart with all vigilance.” This is what You told us today and You told us to do that because it determines the course of our lives. So, come Holy Spirit, be within our hearts because the course that we want to walk with our lives is something we want to be determined by You. We want to walk in relationship with You in all things at all times in all places. So, come Holy Spirit and show us what it means to guard our hearts above all else. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello DAB family this is Joe from Connecticut. Brian thank you and to your family for another year of the Daily Audio Bible. This is an incredible ministry, strong in God’s love and faith thanks to your dedication. Thank you. I’m calling today to lift up my friend Denise in prayer who continues to struggle with fear and anxiety from her early childhood sexual abuse from her father. Nothing is impossible with prayer so please pray for Denise to receive God’s healing to her heart, her mind, body, soul, and spirit, that God will call Denise to be one with Him in His love, joy, hope and happiness. And please pray that Denise will be able to open her heart to know God and for His redemptive healing. Thank you, family for your prayers. Also, please pray that I will continue to be strong in God’s love and faith and be blessed with the wisdom to know His will and have the strength and courage to do His will. Thank you. And welcome to all the new DAB family members in 2019. You are now part of a wonderful supportive spiritual family. I pray for all the DAB prayer requests. I keep all of you are in my prayers every day. I love you family. Thank you. Stay strong in faith.

Hello this is Alisha, My God’s is Abundance. Today is January 21st and I have just finished listening to today’s message. Thanks Brian for your ministry and for bringing us your word, this word about wisdom today. I’m taking a page out of Victoria Soldier calling in to pray for some of the DABbers today. Walta, the Burning Brush, may you be blessed with a wide path to stand on as you continue to fight the good fight, may you be strengthened enough that your hand may bend the bows of bronze that we learned about today in the Psalm as you battle for your DAB family. Ken from Michigan, trying to find faith and to become a believer. Well Ken, it sounds like you’re just about there or already there. May you be blessed with the wisdom of Proverbs 4:7-10 that was read today. I pray that wisdom just throws a crown upon you so that you can continue to hear and accept the words of our heavenly Father. As you listen and hear may you be led to bow your knee, repent to whatever you are holding on to that might be holding you back, and acknowledge that Jesus is your Lord, our King. And we look forward to walking through this year with you Ken. May Madison…or Max Madison who shared his wisdom and insight about reaching to nonbelievers by showing them God’s love. Max, I’ve long believed the same thing and  as a sister, friend, and partner to family and friends who are nonbelievers, I thank you for your insight and pray that you are surrounded by the love of Christ each day in a tangible and undeniable way. May you also be blessed with an unshakable love of life, that you might choose life each day and not hate life ever again, and that’s to consider suicide again. And for Julie who was burdened by prayers for her younger brother. My sister, I share your struggle as the sister of a brother who proclaims himself to be an atheist…

Hi, my name is Angela, I’m calling from California. I don’t really know what I was going to say today but I need prayer. I’m the one with that has voices in my head and I’m just not doing really good. I still feel like killing myself every day. I don’t feel like living anymore. I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family because of these thoughts and the physical illness that I have. It’s like I’m planning for it to happen. Every day I plan to…just something happen to me or I plan to do this every day and it’s gotten so close that I’ve almost done it and it’s an everyday occurrence for me and I just need you guys to pray that I can get through this and that God will do a miracle for me and that He’ll just to touch me and heal me because I know He can do it but I’m just struggling really hard right now. I’ve got my children to think about and everything else and I try to think about but when these things hit me I don’t think about anything else and I walk around and people think I’m normal when I walk around but it’s not, I’m not, I have all these things going on inside me and I just really need your prayers. It’s really been hard on me and I can’t take it anymore. I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m down to my lowest point in life. I went through a phase where I just got so depressed I didn’t want to do anything, and I couldn’t get up and do anything. I just sat in one spot for about a week and I just…I was to that point where I just wanted to take my life and I am not, I’m not doing…

Hi, this is Jackie calling from Colorado. Last time I called I was living in Hawaii. That was just a little over a year ago and I called several times for my son Justin who was involved in quite a few court cases and I just kind of let it go and I never, you know, called back again and about six weeks ago I started listening to the Daily Audio Bible podcast again and I just…God opened up a whole new area in my life and I’m so grateful that he did and I…my prayer…I actually have a praise report for my son, he’s been incarcerated now for a little over year and he’s getting out in a couple months. I.E. that’s why I’m here in Colorado. And he’s doing really well. He was delivered from alcoholism and at the same time, during the same period, I was delivered from drug addiction that I had not confessed to anybody really. I just accepted it as a part of my life and just always would be, but I was delivered from that and I’m just so grateful that the Lord listened to me and gave me the strength to go through it and I just wanted to tell other people that I listen…

Good morning brothers and sisters, my name’s Mike, originally from South Africa and now living in London. I just want to encourage some of you that are calling in because I feel your pain. I tell you, God can heal everything, He can take everything away. You just have to be patient, you just have to pray and then lean on Him. It is not in our own understanding brothers and sisters, but God takes it care of it, He really does. Honestly and truly, I know where you’re at, I hear some of those calls coming in and some of you are close so close to tears and so close to breaking, but I’m gonna to tell you one thing now, God’s prayers never go unanswered, may not be in your time, may not be instant, but God is working on your behalf. The moment you pray that prayer it is done. Be in peace, be in joy, whatever happens today God is in control of your life and that prayer that you’ve prayed is being answered. Just believe, just believe. God bless and have a wonderful week. It’s Monday morning today. Have a wonderful week.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday January 24, 2019 (NIV)

Genesis 48-49

Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh

48 After this, Joseph was told, “Behold, your father is ill.” So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. And it was told to Jacob, “Your son Joseph has come to you.” Then Israel summoned his strength and sat up in bed. And Jacob said to Joseph, (A)“God Almighty[a] appeared to me at (B)Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples and will give this land to your offspring after you (C)for an everlasting possession.’ And now your (D)two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, (E)are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are. And the children that you fathered after them shall be yours. They shall be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance. As for me, when I came from Paddan, to my sorrow (F)Rachel died in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was still some distance[b] to go to Ephrath, and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).”

When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, “Who are these?” Joseph said to his father, (G)“They are my sons, whom God has given me here.” And he said, “Bring them to me, please, that (H)I may bless them.” 10 Now (I)the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. So Joseph brought them near him, (J)and he kissed them and embraced them. 11 And Israel said to Joseph, (K)“I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also.” 12 Then Joseph removed them from his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near him. 14 (L)And Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, (M)crossing his hands (for Manasseh was the firstborn). 15 And he blessed Joseph and said,

“The God (N)before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,
the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day,
16 (O)the angel who has (P)redeemed me from all evil, bless the boys;
and in them let (Q)my name be carried on, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
and let them (R)grow into a multitude[c] in the midst of the earth.”

17 When Joseph saw that his father (S)laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him, and he took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. 18 And Joseph said to his father, “Not this way, my father; since this one is the firstborn, put your right hand on his head.” 19 But his father refused and said, (T)“I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great. Nevertheless, (U)his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude[d] of nations.” 20 So he blessed them that day, saying,

“By you Israel will pronounce blessings, saying,
(V)‘God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh.’”

Thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh. 21 Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but (W)God will be with you and will bring you again to the land of your fathers. 22 Moreover, I have given to (X)you rather than to your brothers one mountain slope[e] that I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and with my bow.”

Jacob Blesses His Sons

49 (Y)Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you (Z)in days to come.

“Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob,
listen to Israel your father.

“Reuben, you are (AA)my firstborn,
my might, and the (AB)firstfruits of my strength,
preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.
Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence,
because you (AC)went up to your father's bed;
then you defiled it—he went up to my couch!

(AD)“Simeon and Levi are brothers;
weapons (AE)of violence are their swords.
Let my soul come not into their council;
(AF)O my glory, (AG)be not joined to their company.
For in their anger they killed men,
and in their willfulness they (AH)hamstrung oxen.
Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce,
and their wrath, for it is cruel!
I will (AI)divide them in Jacob
and scatter them in Israel.

“Judah, (AJ)your brothers shall praise you;
(AK)your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
(AL)your father's sons shall bow down before you.
Judah is (AM)a lion's cub;
from the prey, my son, you have gone up.
(AN)He stooped down; he crouched as a lion
and as a lioness; who dares rouse him?
10 The (AO)scepter shall not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler's staff (AP)from between his feet,
until tribute comes to him;[f]
and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
11 Binding his foal to the vine
and his donkey's colt to the choice vine,
he has washed his garments in wine
and his vesture in the blood of grapes.
12 His (AQ)eyes are darker than wine,
and his teeth whiter than milk.

13 (AR)“Zebulun shall dwell at the (AS)shore of the sea;
he shall become a haven for ships,
and his border shall be at Sidon.

14 (AT)“Issachar is a strong donkey,
crouching between the sheepfolds.[g]
15 He saw that a resting place was good,
and that the land was pleasant,
so he bowed his shoulder to bear,
and (AU)became a servant at forced labor.

16 (AV)“Dan shall (AW)judge his people
as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan (AX)shall be a serpent in the way,
a viper by the path,
that bites the horse's heels
so that his rider falls backward.
18 I (AY)wait for your salvation, O Lord.

19 (AZ)“Raiders shall raid (BA)Gad,[h]
but he shall raid at their heels.

20 (BB)“Asher's food shall be rich,
and he shall yield royal delicacies.

21 (BC)“Naphtali is a doe let loose
that bears beautiful fawns.[i]

22 “Joseph is (BD)a fruitful bough,
a fruitful bough by a spring;
his branches run over the wall.[j]
23 The archers (BE)bitterly attacked him,
shot at him, and harassed him severely,
24 yet (BF)his bow remained unmoved;
his arms[k] were made agile
by the hands of the (BG)Mighty One of Jacob
(from there is (BH)the Shepherd,[l] (BI)the Stone of Israel),
25 (BJ)by the God of your father who will help you,
by (BK)the Almighty[m] (BL)who will bless you
with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep that crouches beneath,
blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
26 The blessings of your father
are mighty beyond the blessings of my parents,
up to the bounties (BM)of the everlasting hills.[n]
May they be (BN)on the head of Joseph,
and on the brow of him who was set apart from his brothers.

27 (BO)“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf,
in the morning devouring the prey
and at evening (BP)dividing the spoil.”

Jacob's Death and Burial

28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel. This is what their father said to them as he blessed them, blessing each with the blessing suitable to him. 29 Then he commanded them and said to them, “I am to be (BQ)gathered to my people; (BR)bury me with my fathers (BS)in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, 30 in the cave that is in the field at Machpelah, to the east of Mamre, in the land of Canaan, (BT)which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite to possess as a burying place. 31 (BU)There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife. There (BV)they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah— 32 the field and the cave that is in it were bought from the Hittites.” 33 When Jacob finished commanding his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed and breathed his last and (BW)was gathered to his people.


  1. Genesis 48:3 Hebrew El Shaddai
  2. Genesis 48:7 Or about two hours' distance
  3. Genesis 48:16 Or let them be like fish for multitude
  4. Genesis 48:19 Hebrew fullness
  5. Genesis 48:22 Or one portion of the land; Hebrew shekem, which sounds like the town and district called Shechem
  6. Genesis 49:10 By a slight revocalization; a slight emendation yields (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Targum) until he comes to whom it belongs; Hebrew until Shiloh comes, or until he comes to Shiloh
  7. Genesis 49:14 Or between its saddlebags
  8. Genesis 49:19 Gad sounds like the Hebrew for raiders and raid
  9. Genesis 49:21 Or he gives beautiful words, or that bears fawns of the fold
  10. Genesis 49:22 Or Joseph is a wild donkey, a wild donkey beside a spring, his wild colts beside the wall
  11. Genesis 49:24 Hebrew the arms of his hands
  12. Genesis 49:24 Or by the name of the Shepherd
  13. Genesis 49:25 Hebrew Shaddai
  14. Genesis 49:26 A slight emendation yields (compare Septuagint) the blessings of the eternal mountains, the bounties of the everlasting hills

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 48:3 : See ch. 17:1
  2. Genesis 48:3 : ch. 28:13, 19; 35:6, 9
  3. Genesis 48:4 : ch. 17:8
  4. Genesis 48:5 : ch. 41:50-52; 46:20
  5. Genesis 48:5 : Josh. 13:7; 14:4; 17:17
  6. Genesis 48:7 : See ch. 35:9-19
  7. Genesis 48:9 : [ch. 33:5]
  8. Genesis 48:9 : ch. 49:25, 26; Heb. 11:21; [ch. 27:4]
  9. Genesis 48:10 : [ch. 27:1]
  10. Genesis 48:10 : ch. 27:27
  11. Genesis 48:11 : [ch. 37:33; 45:26]
  12. Genesis 48:14 : ver. 17
  13. Genesis 48:14 : ver. 19
  14. Genesis 48:15 : ch. 17:1; 24:40
  15. Genesis 48:16 : ch. 28:15; 31:11, 13, 24; Ex. 23:20
  16. Genesis 48:16 : Isa. 44:22, 23; 49:7; 63:9; [2 Sam. 4:9; Ps. 34:22; 121:7]
  17. Genesis 48:16 : Amos 9:12; Acts 15:17
  18. Genesis 48:16 : [Num. 26:34, 37]
  19. Genesis 48:17 : ver. 14
  20. Genesis 48:19 : [See ver. 17 above]; ver. 14
  21. Genesis 48:19 : Num. 1:33, 35; 2:19, 21; Deut. 33:17
  22. Genesis 48:20 : [Ruth 4:11, 12]
  23. Genesis 48:21 : ch. 46:4; 50:24
  24. Genesis 48:22 : Josh. 24:32; John 4:5
  25. Genesis 49:1 : For ver. 1-27, see Deut. 33:6-25
  26. Genesis 49:1 : Num. 24:14; Deut. 4:30; 31:29; Isa. 2:2; Jer. 23:20; Dan. 2:28; 10:14; Hos. 3:5
  27. Genesis 49:3 : ch. 29:32
  28. Genesis 49:3 : Deut. 21:17
  29. Genesis 49:4 : ch. 35:22; 1 Chr. 5:1
  30. Genesis 49:5 : ch. 29:33, 34
  31. Genesis 49:5 : ch. 34:25, 26
  32. Genesis 49:6 : [Ps. 16:9; 57:8]
  33. Genesis 49:6 : [Ps. 26:9]
  34. Genesis 49:6 : Josh. 11:6, 9; 2 Sam. 8:4
  35. Genesis 49:7 : See Num. 3:5-13; Josh. 19:1-9; 1 Chr. 4:24-39
  36. Genesis 49:8 : ch. 29:35; [ch. 27:29]
  37. Genesis 49:8 : [Job 16:12]
  38. Genesis 49:8 : 1 Chr. 5:2
  39. Genesis 49:9 : Rev. 5:5; [Deut. 33:22; Hos. 5:14]
  40. Genesis 49:9 : [Num. 23:24; 24:9]
  41. Genesis 49:10 : Num. 24:17; Zech. 10:11
  42. Genesis 49:10 : Deut. 28:57
  43. Genesis 49:12 : Prov. 23:29
  44. Genesis 49:13 : [Deut. 33:18, 19]; Josh. 19:10, 11
  45. Genesis 49:13 : [Deut. 1:7; Josh. 9:1; Judg. 5:17]
  46. Genesis 49:14 : Judg. 5:16; [1 Chr. 12:32]
  47. Genesis 49:15 : Josh. 16:10
  48. Genesis 49:16 : [Deut. 33:22]
  49. Genesis 49:16 : ch. 30:6
  50. Genesis 49:17 : Judg. 18:27
  51. Genesis 49:18 : Ps. 25:5; 119:166, 174; Isa. 25:9; Mic. 7:7; [Luke 2:25]
  52. Genesis 49:19 : [Deut. 33:20]
  53. Genesis 49:19 : See 1 Chr. 5:18-22
  54. Genesis 49:20 : [Deut. 33:24]
  55. Genesis 49:21 : [Deut. 33:23]
  56. Genesis 49:22 : ch. 41:52; Josh. 17:14, 18
  57. Genesis 49:23 : [ch. 37:24, 28; 39:20]
  58. Genesis 49:24 : Job 29:20
  59. Genesis 49:24 : Ps. 132:2, 5; Isa. 1:24
  60. Genesis 49:24 : Ps. 23:1; 80:1
  61. Genesis 49:24 : Isa. 28:16; Eph. 2:20; 1 Pet. 2:4; [Deut. 32:4]
  62. Genesis 49:25 : ch. 35:3; 50:17
  63. Genesis 49:25 : ch. 17:1; 35:11
  64. Genesis 49:25 : Deut. 33:13
  65. Genesis 49:26 : Deut. 33:15; Hab. 3:6
  66. Genesis 49:26 : Deut. 33:16
  67. Genesis 49:27 : [Judg. 20:21, 25; Ezek. 22:27]
  68. Genesis 49:27 : Zech. 14:1; [Ezek. 39:10]
  69. Genesis 49:29 : ver. 33; ch. 25:8
  70. Genesis 49:29 : ch. 47:30
  71. Genesis 49:29 : ch. 50:13; [ch. 23:9]
  72. Genesis 49:30 : See ch. 23:16-18
  73. Genesis 49:31 : ch. 23:19; 25:9
  74. Genesis 49:31 : ch. 35:29
  75. Genesis 49:33 : ver. 29
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Matthew 15:29-16:12

Jesus Heals Many

29 (A)Jesus went on from there and walked (B)beside the Sea of Galilee. And he (C)went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them (D)the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, 31 (E)so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, (F)the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And (G)they glorified (H)the God of Israel.

Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand

32 (I)Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, (J)“I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” 33 And the disciples said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?” 34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, (K)“Seven, and a few small fish.” 35 And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fish, and (L)having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 And (M)they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And after sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of (N)Magadan.

The Pharisees and Sadducees Demand Signs

16 (O)And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and (P)to test him (Q)they asked him to show them (R)a sign from heaven. He answered them,[a] (S)“When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ (T)You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret (U)the signs of the times. (V)An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So (W)he left them and departed.

The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees

When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. Jesus said to them, “Watch and (X)beware of (Y)the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.” But (Z)Jesus, aware of this, said, (AA)“O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? (AB)Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember (AC)the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 10 Or (AD)the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 11 How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? (AE)Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12 (AF)Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of (AG)the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.


  1. Matthew 16:2 Some manuscripts omit the following words to the end of verse 3
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Psalm 20

Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

20 May the Lord (A)answer you in the day of trouble!
May (B)the name of the God of Jacob (C)protect you!
May he send you help from (D)the sanctuary
and give you support from (E)Zion!
May he (F)remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

May he (G)grant you your heart's desire
and fulfill all your plans!
May we shout for joy over (H)your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our (I)banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with (J)the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in (K)chariots and some in (L)horses,
(M)but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.

O Lord, save (N)the king!
May he answer us when we call.

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Proverbs 4:20-27

20 (A)My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
21 (B)Let them not escape from your sight;
(C)keep them within your heart.
22 For they are (D)life to those who find them,
and healing to all their[a] flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for (E)from it flow (F)the springs of life.
24 Put away from you (G)crooked speech,
and put (H)devious talk far from you.
25 (I)Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
26 (J)Ponder[b] the path of your feet;
(K)then all your ways will be sure.
27 (L)Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn your foot away from evil.


  1. Proverbs 4:22 Hebrew his
  2. Proverbs 4:26 Or Make level
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01/23/2019 DAB Transcript

Genesis 46:1-47:31, Matthew 15:1-28, Psalms 19:1-14, Proverbs 4:14-19

Today is the 23rd day of January. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it’s great to be here with you today as we continue forward and take the next step in our adventure that we have embarked on as a community to take one step a day every day for a whole year and read the entire Bible. So, we’re reading from the English Standard Version this week and we are rounding the corner and, you know, in a few days we’ll finish the first book of the Bible, which is the book of Genesis. We’re not quite there, we have a few days to go, but we are also rounding the corner on this Joseph story that we’ve been tracking for a while and what a drama it is so. SO, Joseph, you know, Jacob, Joseph’s father has now discovered that Joseph, in fact, isn’t dead and all the grief that he’s had for all of those years mourning him may turn into joy. And, so, we’ll pick the story up. Genesis chapter 46 and 47 today and we’re reading from the English Standard Version. Sid I already say that? I don’t know. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week.


Okay. So, we’re beginning to see the antagonism between Jesus and the religious establishment and we kind of know where this story goes. The religious establishment is gonna do everything they can to ill Jesus in the end and in the end they’ll succeed. So, in today’s reading, the religious establishment is questioning why Jesus does the things that He does and why He does them the way that Ge does them because He is breaking the religious traditions. And Jesus pushes back by simply exposing the fact that they also break their own religious traditions. What he’s trying to do is help them understand their religious traditions and what they have made of the law is not what it was intended to be. And, of course, this calls into question all kinds of things, you know, what the religion is about, how God will feel about these changes, how to control the population and keep them devout. Like, all kinds of things begin to come up and it’s antagonizing because what Jesus is talking about is deconstruction. Ironically, the kind of antagonism that Jesus faced with the Pharisees early in his ministry, you have to wonder if He wouldn’t be in just as much trouble if He came here today speaking the same message to Christians. I know that sounds odd but at the end of Jesus confrontation today He said it all, “for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites. Well did Isaiah prophesy of you when he said this, this people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” Okay, Jesus spoke this 2000 years ago when He was speaking of a prophecy that was like 700 years older than that. So, this has been going on a long time and it’s still going on. And I’m a product of the church, right? I grew up in the church, the son of a pastor. I have been in ministry a long time. Like, if there’s something that I do understand I think it's…it’s the ways of the church and it’s been an interesting journey for me over the course of 14 years reading the Bible every day. And looking at stuff that Jesus is saying and then going back in the context of why they’re mad at him and realizing that we’re repeating the same cycle in so many ways, right? So, for example, what is the message of the gospel? If like…if we were…if we were to articulate what the message of the church and the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we would say, “it doesn’t matter where you’ve been, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done, it doesn’t matter what has brought you to this point, if you will believe and accept Jesus as your Savior, your sins, all of them, no matter what they are, no matter what they have ever been, they will be washed away and you will be clean and God’s mercy will overshadow you and you will be born into the family of God and become a part of the body of Christ, brothers and sisters all over the world.” Right? So, that’s what we would say and that is what we believe. That is absolutely the truth. Ironically, that grace, that hovers over you in the pitch, right, to accept Jesus, that seems to go away after you do because after you do you better never sin again, or your brothers and sisters will crucify you. This is the behavior Jesus is pressing in on here. The religious establishment had gotten about the business of trying to corral the people into a fundamentally uniform process of obeying the law, and yet the spirit of the law had been lost. And, so, we have wrote traditions to follow with the whole thing being about modifying behavior as opposed to experiencing union and intimacy with God. And if you do a 360 around you we see this is still going on. We just have Christian traditions instead of Jewish Hebrew traditions to enforce. And this so quickly turns to judgment and, O my gosh, and you can just go out on social media and find the wars. And so often they boil down to what somebody did say or what somebody didn’t say or what opportunity somebody missed when they should have said this or how they might be believing something that we don’t believe and that that can’t be right. And, so, we’ve absolutely become Pharisees thinking that we are protecting God and that we are holding onto the traditions and enforcing what God would have us do in protecting the true doctrine. But the bottom line is the true doctrine, like, the true religion can be destroyed over time when mankind tries to interpret and enforce everyone else about it. So, Jesus is pressing into exactly this with the Pharisees today, but all we have to do is just harken back to what he’s been saying all along. “judge not lest you be judged. The way that you judge others is the way you are going to be judged. Forgive and you will be forgiven. If you do not forgive, you will not be forgiven.” These are all things Jesus has been laying out all long since we started the journey. So, we have to consider our own posture of heart in the way that it is that we look at our fellow brothers and sisters all around us, especially, especially our brothers and sisters who do not see things the same way that we do. We can find ourselves being very, very pharisaical and then we have to listen to Jesus words, “for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.” So, may we not be people who will honor the Lord with our lips, but our hearts are far from Him, because that is vain worship which means not doing anything and may we be very careful not to teach as doctrines the commandments of men.


Jesus, we come to You, these are Your words that we are speaking about, so we come to You. You said these things and they do prickle us, they do make us go, “wait, what are we talking about here”, because on some level we don’t want to be the Pharisees but on the other side of it we want to do right. And, left to our own devices, this will lead us to judging others, this will lead us to unforgiveness, this will lead us into all kinds of things that make our religion nothing more than a tradition when what You are inviting us into is a personal, dynamic, always on, never off, life-giving relationship with You, and that is what we seek. But we do have the tendency to try to box that up and make it dogma and tradition as opposed to life-giving relationship. So, we need You. So. We’re coming to You Jesus. What are You bringing up? What are You speaking to us in this regard? Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday January 23, 2019 (NIV)

Genesis 46-47

Joseph Brings His Family to Egypt

46 So Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to (A)Beersheba, and offered sacrifices (B)to the God of his father Isaac. And God spoke to Israel (C)in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “I am God, (D)the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will (E)make you into a great nation. I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also (F)bring you up again, and (G)Joseph's hand shall close your eyes.”

Then Jacob set out from Beersheba. The sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons (H)that Pharaoh had sent to carry him. They also took their livestock and their goods, which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and (I)came into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him, his sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters. All his offspring he brought with him into Egypt.

(J)Now (K)these are the names of the descendants of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons. (L)Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman. 11 The sons of (M)Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 The sons of (N)Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but (O)Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the sons of (P)Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 (Q)The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Yob, and Shimron. 14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These are the sons of Leah, (R)whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, together with his daughter Dinah; altogether his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.

16 The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli. 17 (S)The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, with Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel. 18 (T)These are the sons of Zilpah, (U)whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob—sixteen persons.

19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin. 20 And (V)to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera the priest of (W)On, bore to him. 21 And (X)the sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard. 22 These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob—fourteen persons in all.

23 The son[a] of Dan: Hushim. 24 (Y)The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem. 25 (Z)These are the sons of Bilhah, (AA)whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob—seven persons in all.

26 All the persons belonging to Jacob who came into Egypt, who were his own descendants, not including Jacob's sons' wives, were sixty-six persons in all. 27 And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two. (AB)All the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy.

Jacob and Joseph Reunited

28 He had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to show the way before him in Goshen, and they came (AC)into the land of Goshen. 29 Then Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen. He presented himself to him and (AD)fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while. 30 Israel said to Joseph, (AE)“Now let me die, since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive.” 31 Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, (AF)“I will go up and tell Pharaoh and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father's household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me. 32 (AG)And the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’ 33 When Pharaoh calls you and says, (AH)‘What is your occupation?’ 34 you shall say, (AI)‘Your servants have been keepers of livestock (AJ)from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ in order that you may dwell (AK)in the land of Goshen, for every shepherd is (AL)an abomination to the Egyptians.”

Jacob's Family Settles in Goshen

47 So Joseph (AM)went in and told Pharaoh, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan. They are now in (AN)the land of Goshen.” And from among his brothers he took five men and (AO)presented them to Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to his brothers, (AP)“What is your occupation?” And they said to Pharaoh, (AQ)“Your servants are shepherds, as our fathers were.” They said to Pharaoh, (AR)“We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants' flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. And now, please let your servants dwell (AS)in the land of Goshen.” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. The land of Egypt is before you. Settle your father and your brothers (AT)in the best of the land. (AU)Let them settle in the land of Goshen, and if you know any (AV)able men among them, put them in charge of my livestock.”

Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and stood him before Pharaoh, (AW)and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my (AX)sojourning are 130 years. (AY)Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and (AZ)they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their (BA)sojourning.” 10 And Jacob (BB)blessed Pharaoh and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. 11 Then Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of (BC)Rameses, (BD)as Pharaoh had commanded. 12 And Joseph (BE)provided his father, his brothers, and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their dependents.

Joseph and the Famine

13 Now there was no food in all the land, for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished by reason of the famine. 14 (BF)And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, in exchange for the grain that they bought. And Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. 15 And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. (BG)Why should we die before your eyes? For our money is gone.” 16 And Joseph answered, “Give your livestock, and I will give you food in exchange for your livestock, if your money is gone.” 17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses, the flocks, the herds, and the donkeys. He supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year. 18 And when that year was ended, they came to him the following year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent. The herds of livestock are my lord's. There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land. 19 Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? (BH)Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh. And give us seed that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.”

20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for all the Egyptians sold their fields, because the famine was severe on them. The land became Pharaoh's. 21 As for the people, he made servants of them[b] from one end of Egypt to the other. 22 (BI)Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had a fixed allowance from Pharaoh and lived on the allowance that Pharaoh gave them; therefore they did not sell their land.

23 Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, I have this day bought you and your land for Pharaoh. Now here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land. 24 And at the harvests you shall give a (BJ)fifth to Pharaoh, and four fifths shall be your own, as seed for the field and as food for yourselves and your households, and as food for your little ones.” 25 And they said, “You have saved our lives; (BK)may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh.” 26 So Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt, and it stands to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; (BL)the land of the priests alone did not become Pharaoh's.

27 Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt, (BM)in the land of Goshen. (BN)And they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly. 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. (BO)So the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were 147 years.

29 And (BP)when the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If now (BQ)I have found favor in your sight, (BR)put your hand under my thigh and (BS)promise to deal kindly and truly with me. (BT)Do not bury me in Egypt, 30 but let me lie with my fathers. Carry me out of Egypt and (BU)bury me in their burying place.” He answered, “I will do as you have said.” 31 And he said, “Swear to me”; and he swore to him. Then (BV)Israel bowed himself upon the head of his bed.[c]


  1. Genesis 46:23 Hebrew sons
  2. Genesis 47:21 Samaritan, Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew he removed them to the cities
  3. Genesis 47:31 Hebrew; Septuagint staff

Cross references:

  1. Genesis 46:1 : ch. 21:31, 33; 26:33; 28:10
  2. Genesis 46:1 : ch. 26:24, 25; 28:13; 31:42
  3. Genesis 46:2 : ch. 15:1; Job 33:14, 15
  4. Genesis 46:3 : ch. 28:13
  5. Genesis 46:3 : ch. 35:11; [ch. 12:2; Ex. 1:7, 9; Deut. 26:5]
  6. Genesis 46:4 : ch. 15:16; 28:15; 48:21; 50:24; Ex. 3:8
  7. Genesis 46:4 : ch. 50:1
  8. Genesis 46:5 : ch. 45:19, 21, 27
  9. Genesis 46:6 : Josh. 24:4; Ps. 105:23; Isa. 52:4; Acts 7:14, 15
  10. Genesis 46:8 : For ver. 8-11, see Ex. 6:14-16
  11. Genesis 46:8 : Ex. 1:1-5
  12. Genesis 46:8 : Num. 26:5; 1 Chr. 5:1-3
  13. Genesis 46:11 : 1 Chr. 6:1
  14. Genesis 46:12 : 1 Chr. 2:3; 4:21
  15. Genesis 46:12 : ch. 38:3, 7, 10
  16. Genesis 46:12 : ch. 38:29; 1 Chr. 2:5
  17. Genesis 46:13 : 1 Chr. 7:1
  18. Genesis 46:15 : See ch. 29:32-35; 30:1-21
  19. Genesis 46:17 : 1 Chr. 7:30
  20. Genesis 46:18 : See ch. 30:10-13
  21. Genesis 46:18 : ch. 29:24
  22. Genesis 46:20 : ch. 41:50-52
  23. Genesis 46:20 : ch. 41:45
  24. Genesis 46:21 : See Num. 26:38-40; 1 Chr. 7:6-12; 8:1
  25. Genesis 46:24 : 1 Chr. 7:13
  26. Genesis 46:25 : See ch. 30:5-8
  27. Genesis 46:25 : ch. 29:29
  28. Genesis 46:27 : Ex. 1:5; Deut. 10:22; [Acts 7:14]
  29. Genesis 46:28 : See ch. 45:10
  30. Genesis 46:29 : [ch. 45:14]
  31. Genesis 46:30 : [Luke 2:29, 30]
  32. Genesis 46:31 : ch. 47:1
  33. Genesis 46:32 : ch. 47:3
  34. Genesis 46:33 : [See ver. 32 above]; ch. 47:3
  35. Genesis 46:34 : [See ver. 32 above]; ch. 47:3
  36. Genesis 46:34 : ch. 37:12
  37. Genesis 46:34 : ver. 28
  38. Genesis 46:34 : ch. 43:32; Ex. 8:26
  39. Genesis 47:1 : ch. 46:31
  40. Genesis 47:1 : See ch. 45:10
  41. Genesis 47:2 : Acts 7:13
  42. Genesis 47:3 : ch. 46:33
  43. Genesis 47:3 : ch. 46:32, 34
  44. Genesis 47:4 : ch. 15:13; Deut. 26:5
  45. Genesis 47:4 : ch. 46:34
  46. Genesis 47:6 : ch. 45:18
  47. Genesis 47:6 : ver. 4
  48. Genesis 47:6 : Ex. 18:21, 25
  49. Genesis 47:7 : ver. 10
  50. Genesis 47:9 : 1 Chr. 29:15; Ps. 39:12; 119:19, 54; Heb. 11:9, 13
  51. Genesis 47:9 : Job 14:1; [Ps. 39:4, 5; James 4:14]
  52. Genesis 47:9 : ch. 11:32; 25:7; 35:28
  53. Genesis 47:9 : 1 Chr. 29:15; Ps. 39:12; 119:19, 54; Heb. 11:9, 13
  54. Genesis 47:10 : ver. 7
  55. Genesis 47:11 : Ex. 1:11; 12:37; [ch. 45:10]
  56. Genesis 47:11 : ver. 6
  57. Genesis 47:12 : ch. 45:11; 50:21
  58. Genesis 47:14 : ch. 41:56
  59. Genesis 47:15 : ver. 19
  60. Genesis 47:19 : [Neh. 5:2, 3]
  61. Genesis 47:22 : [Ezra 7:24]
  62. Genesis 47:24 : ch. 41:34
  63. Genesis 47:25 : See ch. 33:15
  64. Genesis 47:26 : ver. 22
  65. Genesis 47:27 : See ch. 45:10
  66. Genesis 47:27 : ch. 46:3
  67. Genesis 47:28 : [ver. 9]
  68. Genesis 47:29 : Deut. 31:14; 1 Kgs. 2:1
  69. Genesis 47:29 : See ch. 33:15
  70. Genesis 47:29 : ch. 24:2
  71. Genesis 47:29 : ch. 24:49
  72. Genesis 47:29 : [ch. 50:25]
  73. Genesis 47:30 : ch. 49:29; 50:5, 13
  74. Genesis 47:31 : ch. 48:2; 1 Kgs. 1:47; [Heb. 11:21]
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Matthew 15:1-28

Traditions and Commandments

15 (A)Then Pharisees and (B)scribes came to Jesus (C)from Jerusalem and said, (D)“Why do your disciples break (E)the tradition of the elders? (F)For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God commanded, (G)‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, (H)‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,”[a] he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have (I)made void the word[b] of God. (J)You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

(K)“‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
teaching as (L)doctrines the commandments of men.’”

What Defiles a Person

10 And he called the people to him and said to them, (M)“Hear and understand: 11 (N)it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” 12 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were (O)offended when they heard this saying?” 13 He answered, (P)“Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted (Q)will be rooted up. 14 Let them alone; (R)they are blind guides.[c] And (S)if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” 15 But Peter said to him, (T)“Explain the parable to us.” 16 And he said, (U)“Are you also still without understanding? 17 Do you not see that (V)whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?[d] 18 But (W)what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19 For out of the heart come (X)evil thoughts, (Y)murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, (Z)slander. 20 (AA)These are what defile a person. But (AB)to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

21 (AC)And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, (AD)a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, (AE)“Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, (AF)“Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24 He answered, (AG)“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and (AH)knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children's bread and (AI)throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat (AJ)the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, (AK)great is your faith! (AL)Be it done for you as you desire.” (AM)And her daughter was (AN)healed instantly.[e]


  1. Matthew 15:5 Or is an offering
  2. Matthew 15:6 Some manuscripts law
  3. Matthew 15:14 Some manuscripts add of the blind
  4. Matthew 15:17 Greek is expelled into the latrine
  5. Matthew 15:28 Greek from that hour
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Psalm 19

The Law of the Lord Is Perfect

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

19 (A)The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
(B)Their (C)voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for (D)the sun,
(E)which comes out like (F)a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

(G)The law of the Lord is perfect,[c]
(H)reviving the soul;
(I)the testimony of the Lord is (J)sure,
(K)making wise (L)the simple;
(M)the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is (N)pure,
(O)enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules[d] of the Lord are (P)true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than (Q)gold,
even much (R)fine gold;
(S)sweeter also than honey
and drippings of (T)the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
(U)in keeping them there is great reward.

12 (V)Who can discern his errors?
(W)Declare me innocent from (X)hidden faults.
13 (Y)Keep back your servant also from (Z)presumptuous sins;
let them not have (AA)dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my (AB)rock and my (AC)redeemer.


  1. Psalm 19:1 Hebrew the expanse; compare Genesis 1:6–8
  2. Psalm 19:4 Or Their measuring line
  3. Psalm 19:7 Or blameless
  4. Psalm 19:9 Or just decrees
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Proverbs 4:14-19

14 (A)Do not enter the path of the wicked,
and do not walk in the way of the evil.
15 Avoid it; do not go on it;
turn away from it and pass on.
16 For they (B)cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;
they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness
(C)and drink the wine of violence.
18 But (D)the path of the righteous is like (E)the light of dawn,
which shines (F)brighter and brighter until (G)full day.
19 (H)The way of the wicked is like deep (I)darkness;
they do not know over what they (J)stumble.

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01/22/2019 DAB Transcript

Genesis 44:1-45:28, Matthew 14:13–36, Psalms 18:37-50, Proverbs 4:11-13

Today is the 22nd day of January. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and it’s always a pleasure to come back around the global campfire and come in out of the dark and come in out of the cold and just sit and let God’s word wash over us. It’s always a joy. So, let’s take that next step. We’ve been tracking along with the story of Joseph and we’ll pick up where we left off. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. Genesis chapter 44 and 45 today.


Okay. So, we are nearing the end of our time with Joseph and we’ve been following his story and we have a lot of the detail of his story, so we can really get into the texture of it. And we see in the story of Joseph, a young man whose life, in a lot of ways was stolen from him, a young man who has or would’ve had every right to be bitter, every right to be angry. I mean, at every turn Joseph was doing the right thing and then receiving, essentially, the repercussions of doing the wrong thing. So, he’s doing right but he’s reaping the reward of doing wrong at every turn. So, if there’s anybody in the Bible thus far that we have encountered that would have the right to bitterness, right, that would have the right to angst and paranoia and just fear, it would be Joseph because what happened to him is unbelievably life altering and in traumatic, but that’s not the Joseph story. Somehow at every turn Joseph did not lose his faith and trust in God. Like, he held onto the one thing that would be his only hope and he held onto it tightly and everywhere that he went, even though bad went to worse he was shortly leading the scenario, which was not only about making life tolerable for him it was making life better for everyone else who was in the same circumstance. God was with him and we can only imagine what Joseph observed and learned through these trials that equipped him to take charge and command the moment Pharaoh appointed him. So, Joseph’s revealing himself to his brothers, and the weeping, yes, it’s a very, very dramatic scene, but Joseph’s words to his brothers are riveting because he essentially tells them after testing them, like after observing them and seeing that they understood the weight of what they had done to him he reveals himself and tells them to not fight each other, not blame each other, not be sad about this anymore because it was God who had sent him ahead to save their lives and the lives of the future generations and all of the land of Egypt. That is quite a perspective, wouldn’t you agree? And the only way Joseph could keep this kind of perspective, because we’re not talking about a couple weeks of hardship or even a couple of months of hardship, we’re talking about a year after year after year with Joseph toiling away in a dungeon with no way out. So, there’s no way Joseph could have navigated this without having a long view, without him continually waking up every morning and being able to tell himself honestly this is not the end of the story, this is not all that’s going on, I don’t know what’s happening here and I don’t know why this is happening, but this is not the end of the story, there’s more going on here and I will keep my faith in God alone. That perspective is a bit of a game changer because it invites us to approach the times of difficulty and hardship differently. I mean, we can look at a time of hardship that we enter into and trace our steps back and there are times that we can say, “I am here entirely because of my own doing”, right? Like, “I literally walked off the narrow path that leads to life and walked over here and I am over here in this mess because I did this”. That would be right and true and then we can walk back onto the narrow path that leads to life and own it. A lot of times when we choose we get off into the darkness and blame God for leading us off the narrow path that leads to life and into the darkness, which is absurd, but we blame God for all kinds of things He has nothing to do with. Or we could take a third approach and, you know, if we are facing times of hardship, but we have not navigated into them, then we can understand that there must be more going on than I understand and I have a role to play in this and embrace the process because we may be paving the way for those who are coming behind us and it could be vital and important, a critical mission for our family tree for generations to come. I mean, it’s easy enough to go, “well, not so much, that’s not my life story” but then we’re reading the story of Joseph in the Bible and it really wasn’t his life story either and yet he was able to acquire and maintain a perspective that kept him believing that there was more going on and if you would keep taking one step and putting it in front of the other one day things might start making sense, and they certainly did.


Father, we invite You into that, our times of trials and hardships and difficulties, and how it is that we interpret those times because how we interpret those times dictates how we feel about You, how we feel about the world around us, how we feel about our fellow brothers and sisters navigating the planet Earth at this point in history, it affects everything, and yet these times of trials are never purposeless. So, come Holy Spirit we pray and give us the long view, change our perspective we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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Hello everybody, this is Asia from Chicago. I love you guys so much. I’m literally moved to tears right now because it’s just so beautiful that we have this community with each other and I’ve felt so encouraged from this. Thank you, Brian and Jill and China and everybody on the team. China, congratulations again on your engagement. So, beautiful. I wanted to call for Asia in Germany. I think about you all the time and I think about how your heart has been doing after your miscarriage and how your husband and you are doing and how all of it and just my heart breaks for you every time I think about you and I just want you to know that I’m praying for you and you are loved all the way here from Chicago. I wanted to also lift up Jonathan and Crystal, they’re living in Louisiana and you guys called a couple weeks ago because you were living in your car. Praying for you all the time and also, praying for…a mother called in for Matt, her son, who left a suicide note. I’m praying for him, praying for your heart, praying for your family. Lord, we just lift up all of these things. There’s so much going on but Lord we thank You that You care so much, every single thing that we think and feel and that You love us so…You love us so much, that You care about the birds of the air and You…You give them life Lord and we just want to trust you Lord. Thank You for your love Jesus. Woooo, wow, emotional. Love you guys. Keep your heads up, thank you guys for your prayers, everybody the thinks about me. Love you all. Bye.

Hi everybody, it’s Margo from Australia, currently in the UK. So, we have left Australia and to be honest this is not what I had planned for my first call to DAB after I left Australia, but honestly, I need to be honest and say I am really, really…I am so overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed, I guess I would say crushing grief. I feel so sad at all that I’ve left behind and I didn’t realize the intensity of my feelings that I knew I would be sad and I knew it would be hard but I think I really underestimated what the cost would be and I…I’m still jet lagged too, so that doesn’t help, but I know that this will pass, I know that mourning has a beginning and an end. But right now, I’m in the hardest time. So, yeah, please, can you pray for me? I’m kind of assuming everyone knows my story. I should say I’m moving from Brisbane Australia to Liberia with my husband to be missionaries there and I know, 100%, this is the call of God on my life but that doesn’t mean that following Jesus is not going to be painful at times. I’ve been having trouble eating obviously sleeping and now I kind of feel weak and shaky but…gosh now I feel like I’m just going on and on and on about all my problems, but anyway I would be so grateful for your prayer. Love you all. Bye.

Hi DAB family, this is Lisa from Knoxville. I wanted to first say hello to all of the family reunion attendees that we were able to meet, my family and I. Jay from Nashville, Becky, Laura, and all the families from New York area, Danielle and his brother, just everyone that we were blessed to have the opportunity to meet and fellowship with during those days. Pelham, great to see you all, and Annette Allison. But what I was calling for today was a prayer request that was mentioned on the podcast from the 17th, January 17th, it was from a lady named Steph from Canada who was waiting on some immigration needs as far as trying to get a permanent residency here in the United States. Steph, I am Canadian myself and I have been in the United States since 1996 and I’ve been through the immigration process. I’m a permanent resident now and this year will plan to get my citizenship hopefully. But I just wanted to let you know that I’m praying for you and if you would like to connect, my email address is the word cleverlisap@yahoo.com and I’ll keep you in my prayers, girl. I understand exactly what you’re going through and how stressful that situation can be. Lifting you up. Have a great day.

Hi DAB family it’s James here from the UK, long time no speak, I hope you’re all good. I know some of you are good, which is why I hesitated then because there’s so many prayer requests recently that have come through and people have shared their pain. And I just want to know that, you know, as many say, I’m thinking of a them, those who are leaving those prayer requests and I’m praying, even if some people leave they request and don’t think that they’ve been heard. Please know that there are many, many people out there that don’t always call in but are praying for you. And I just wanted to ask for your prayers for a certain person. He currently struggling at the moment. His name is Ben and he’s in a mental health ward at the moment here in the UK. And he’s going through some really dark stuff, which I’m not gonna get into detail on. But I would just lift him up to you guys and ask for your prayers for him. He’s recent with Scripture and expressing a real interest in a Christian faith. And it’s just amazing to watch this turnaround in his life, but he needs lots of prayer cover. There’s so many things that are bringing him back into the dark stuff that’s happened in his life and he has got mental illness that he’s working through and having support for, but Jesus is really making an inroad into his life in an incredible way. And I just pray that you would hold up Ben in your prayers over the next week, over the next month because there’s a very good chance he’s going to be released from hospital soon. He’s still not 100% well in the way he can live back in society. We just need to really cover Ben in prayer and ask that he have the right support network around him so that the Holy Spirit will just continue to do that work in his life and that…

Hi this is Jazz from New York City. I’m calling for a prayer request. I’m a medical student, I’m in my last year and I just ranked my residency options. So, I’m just asking that you’d join me in faith just in believing that God will lead me to the hospital, to the residency program He has chosen for me. I very much want to get into a radiology residency. That’s kind of where my heart is and I also like oncology. So, just keep these in mind, but I’d really like a radiology residency. Also, I’m waiting to hear back about my scores for one of my board exams, Step2CS. If you could just join me in believing that I did well, and I passed. I certainly studied very, very, very hard and I’m just praying for God’s best throughout this process. My academic transcript isn’t the best. There were some challenges that I faced with respect to my family. My parents had cancer and I took care of them. They’re doing wonderful by the grace of God, but med school was challenging for that reason, but I’m praying and believing for the best throughout this time and just accepting what God has for me. Thank you and God, bless. Thank you so much.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday January 22, 2019 (NIV)

Genesis 44-45

Joseph Tests His Brothers

44 Then he commanded (A)the steward of his house, (B)“Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in the mouth of his sack, and put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, with his money for the grain.” And he did as Joseph told him.

As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away with their donkeys. They had gone only a short distance from the city. Now Joseph said to his (C)steward, “Up, follow after the men, and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?[a] Is it not from this that my lord drinks, and (D)by this that he practices divination? You have done evil in doing this.’”

When he overtook them, he spoke to them these words. They said to him, “Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing! Behold, (E)the money that we found in the mouths of our sacks we brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord's house? (F)Whichever of your servants is found with it shall die, and we also will be (G)my lord's servants.” 10 He said, “Let it be as you say: he who is found with it shall be my servant, and the rest of you shall be innocent.” 11 Then each man quickly lowered his sack to the ground, and each man opened his sack. 12 And he searched, beginning with the eldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 13 Then they (H)tore their clothes, and every man loaded his donkey, and they returned to the city.

14 When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, he was still there. They (I)fell before him to the ground. 15 Joseph said to them, “What deed is this that you have done? Do you not know that a man like me (J)can indeed practice divination?” 16 And Judah said, “What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how can we clear ourselves? God has found out (K)the guilt of your servants; behold, we are (L)my lord's servants, both we and he also in whose hand the cup has been found.” 17 But he said, “Far be it from me that I should do so! Only the man in whose hand the cup was found shall be my servant. But as for you, go up in peace to your father.”

18 Then Judah went up to him and said, (M)“Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears, and (N)let not your anger burn against your servant, for (O)you are like Pharaoh himself. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’ 20 And we said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, (P)and a young brother, (Q)the child of his old age. His brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's children, and his father loves him.’ 21 Then you said to your servants, (R)‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’ 22 We said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, (S)his father would die.’ 23 Then you said to your servants, (T)‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall not see my face again.’

24 “When we went back to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 25 And when (U)our father said, ‘Go again, buy us a little food,’ 26 we said, ‘We cannot go down. If our youngest brother goes with us, then we will go down. For we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.’ 27 Then your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me (V)two sons. 28 One left me, and I said, (W)“Surely he has been torn to pieces,” and I have never seen him since. 29 If you (X)take this one also from me, (Y)and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs in evil to Sheol.’

30 “Now therefore, as soon as I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us, then, as his life is bound up in the boy's life, 31 as soon as he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die, and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol. 32 For your servant became a pledge of safety for the boy to my father, saying, (Z)‘If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame before my father all my life.’ 33 Now therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the boy as a servant to my lord, and let the boy go back with his brothers. 34 For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear to see the evil that would find my father.”

Joseph Provides for His Brothers and Family

45 Then Joseph could not (AA)control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. And Joseph said to his brothers, (AB)“I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.

So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, (AC)whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, (AD)for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are (AE)yet five years in which there will be neither (AF)plowing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and (AG)ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry. 10 (AH)You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11 (AI)There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’ 12 And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is (AJ)my mouth that speaks to you. 13 You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and (AK)bring my father down here.” 14 Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

16 When the report was heard in Pharaoh's house, “Joseph's brothers have come,” it pleased Pharaoh and his servants. 17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: load your beasts and go back to the land of Canaan, 18 and take your father and your households, and come to me, and (AL)I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.’ 19 And you, Joseph, are commanded to say, ‘Do this: take (AM)wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20 Have no concern for[b] your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”

21 The sons of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them (AN)wagons, according to the command of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey. 22 To each and all of them he gave (AO)a change of clothes, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels[c] of silver and (AP)five changes of clothes. 23 To his father he sent as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and provision for his father on the journey. 24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, (AQ)“Do not quarrel on the way.”

25 So they went up out of Egypt and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob. 26 And they told him, “Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” And his heart became numb, for he did not believe them. 27 But when they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them, and when he saw (AR)the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. 28 And Israel said, “It is enough; Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”


  1. Genesis 44:4 Septuagint (compare Vulgate) adds Why have you stolen my silver cup?
  2. Genesis 45:20 Hebrew Let your eye not pity
  3. Genesis 45:22 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
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Matthew 14:13-36

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 Now when Jesus heard this, (A)he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore he (B)saw a great crowd, and (C)he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; (D)send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; (E)you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, (F)he looked up to heaven and (G)said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 (H)Immediately he (I)made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, (J)he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When (K)evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat by this time was a long way[a] from the land,[b] beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25 And (L)in the fourth watch of the night[c] he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, (M)they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, (N)“Take heart; it is I. (O)Do not be afraid.”

28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and (P)walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind,[d] he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, (Q)“Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, (R)“O you of little faith, why did you (S)doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, (T)the wind ceased. 33 And (U)those in the boat (V)worshiped him, saying, (W)“Truly you are (X)the Son of God.”

Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

34 (Y)And when they had crossed over, they came to land at (Z)Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and (AA)brought to him all who were sick 36 and implored him that they might only touch (AB)the fringe of his garment. And (AC)as many as touched it were made well.


  1. Matthew 14:24 Greek many stadia, a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
  2. Matthew 14:24 Some manuscripts was out on the sea
  3. Matthew 14:25 That is, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  4. Matthew 14:30 Some manuscripts strong wind
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Psalm 18:37-50

37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them,
and did not turn back till they were consumed.
38 I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise;
they fell under my feet.
39 For you equipped me with strength for the battle;
you made those who rise against me sink under me.
40 You made my enemies (A)turn their backs to me,[a]
and those who hated me I destroyed.
41 (B)They cried for help, but there was none to save;
they cried to the Lord, but he did not answer them.
42 I beat them fine as (C)dust before the wind;
I cast them out like (D)the mire of the streets.

43 You delivered me from (E)strife with the people;
you made me (F)the head of the nations;
(G)people whom I had not known served me.
44 As soon as they heard of me they obeyed me;
(H)foreigners (I)came cringing to me.
45 (J)Foreigners lost heart
and (K)came trembling out of their fortresses.

46 The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
and exalted be the God of my salvation—
47 the God who gave me vengeance
and (L)subdued peoples under me,
48 who rescued me from my enemies;
yes, you (M)exalted me above those who rose against me;
you delivered me from (N)the man of violence.

49 (O)For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations,
and (P)sing to your name.
50 Great (Q)salvation he brings to his king,
and shows steadfast love to his (R)anointed,
to (S)David and his offspring forever.


  1. Psalm 18:40 Or You gave me my enemies' necks
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Proverbs 4:11-13

11 I have (A)taught you the way of wisdom;
I have led you in the paths of uprightness.
12 When you walk, (B)your step will not be hampered,
and (C)if you run, you will not stumble.
13 (D)Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;
guard her, for she is your (E)life.

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