January 27

Genesis 35

1And God said to Jacob, Go up now to Beth-el and make your living-place there: and put up an altar there to the God who came to you when you were in flight from your brother Esau.

2Then Jacob said to all his people, Put away the strange gods which are among you, and make yourselves clean, and put on a change of clothing:

3And let us go up to Beth-el: and there I will make an altar to God, who gave me an answer in the day of my trouble, and was with me wherever I went.

4Then they gave to Jacob all the strange gods which they had, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob put them away under the holy tree at Shechem.

5So they went on their journey: and the fear of God was on the towns round about, so that they made no attack on the sons of Jacob.

6And Jacob came to Luz in the land of Canaan (which is the same as Beth-el), he and all his people.

7And there he made an altar, naming the place El-beth-el: because it was there he had the vision of God when he was in flight from his brother.

8And Deborah, the servant who had taken care of Rebekah from her birth, came to her end, and was put to rest near Beth-el, under the holy tree: and they gave it the name of Allon-bacuth.

9Now when Jacob was on his way from Paddan-aram, God came to him again and, blessing him, said,

10Jacob is your name, but it will be so no longer; from now your name will be Israel; so he was named Israel.

11And God said to him, I am God, the Ruler of all: be fertile, and have increase; a nation, truly a group of nations, will come from you, and kings will be your offspring;

12And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to you; and to your seed after you I will give the land.

13Then God went up from him in the place where he had been talking with him.

14And Jacob put up a pillar in the place where he had been talking with God, and put a drink offering on it, and oil.

15And he gave to the place where God had been talking with him, the name of Beth-el.

16So they went on from Beth-el; and while they were still some distance from Ephrath, the pains of birth came on Rachel and she had a hard time.

17And when her pain was very great, the woman who was helping her said, Have no fear; for now you will have another son.

18And in the hour when her life went from her (for death came to her), she gave the child the name Ben-oni: but his father gave him the name of Benjamin.

19So Rachel came to her end and was put to rest on the road to Ephrath (which is Beth-lehem).

20And Jacob put up a pillar on her resting-place; which is named, The Pillar of the resting-place of Rachel, to this day.

21And Israel went journeying on and put up his tents on the other side of the tower of the flock.

22Now while they were living in that country, Reuben had connection with Bilhah, his father’s servant-woman: and Israel had news of it.

23Now Jacob had twelve sons: the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s first son, and Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;

24The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;

25The sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s servant: Dan and Naphtali;

26The sons of Zilpah, Leah’s servant: Gad and Asher; these are the sons whom Jacob had in Paddan-aram.

27And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, at Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac had been living.

28And Isaac was a hundred and eighty years old.

29Then Isaac came to his end and was put to rest with his father’s people, an old man after a long life: and Jacob and Esau, his sons, put him in his last resting-place.

Genesis 36

1Now these are the generations of Esau, that is to say, Edom.

2Esau’s wives were women of Canaan: Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite,

3And Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.

4Adah had a son Eliphaz; and Basemath was the mother of Reuel;

5Oholibamah was the mother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah; these are the sons of Esau, whose birth took place in the land of Canaan.

6Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters, and all the people of his house, and his beasts and his cattle and all his goods which he had got together in the land of Canaan, and went into the land of Seir, away from his brother Jacob.

7For their wealth was so great that the land was not wide enough for the two of them and all their cattle.

8So Esau made his living-place in the hill-country of Seir (Esau is Edom).

9And these are the generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites in the hill-country of Seir:

10These are the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz, the son of Esau’s wife Adah, and Reuel, the son of Esau’s wife Basemath.

11The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.

12And Eliphaz, the son of Esau, had connection with a woman named Timna, who gave birth to Amalek: all these were the children of Esau’s wife Adah.

13And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: they were the children of Esau’s wife Basemath.

14And these are the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon: she was the mother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.

15These were the chiefs among the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, Esau’s first son: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,

16Korah, Gatam, Amalek: all these were chiefs in the land of Edom, the offspring of Eliphaz, the seed of Adah.

17And these are the sons of Esau’s son Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, Mizzah: these were the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom, the children of Esau’s wife Basemath.

18And these are the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah: Jeush, Jalam, and Korah: these were the chiefs who came from Esau’s wife Oholibamah, daughter of Anah.

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

20These are the sons of Seir the Horite who were living in that country; Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

21Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan: these are the chiefs of the Horites, offspring of Seir in the land of Edom.

22The children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; Lotan’s sister was Timna.

23And these are the children of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

24And these are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; that same Anah who made the discovery of the water-springs in the waste land, when he was looking after the asses of his father Zibeon.

25And these are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah his daughter.

26These are the children of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.

27These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.

28These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

29These were the Horite chiefs: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

30Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. Such were the Horite chiefs in their order in the land of Seir.

31And these are the kings who were ruling in the land of Edom before there was any king over the children of Israel.

32Bela, son of Beor, was king in Edom, and the name of his chief town was Dinhabah.

33At his death, Jobab, son of Zerah of Bozrah, became king in his place.

34And at the death of Jobab, Husham, from the country of the Temanites, became king in his place.

35And at the death of Husham, Hadad, son of Bedad, who overcame the Midianites in the field of Moab, became king; his chief town was named Avith.

36And at the death of Hadad, Samlah of Masrekah became king.

37And at the death of Samlah, Shaul of Rehoboth by the River became king in his place.

38And at the death of Shaul, Baal-hanan, son of Achbor, became king.

39And at the death of Baal-hanan, Hadar became king in his place; his chief town was named Pau, and his wife’s name was Mehetabel; she was the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.

40These are the names of the chiefs of Esau in the order of their families and their places: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,

41Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,

42Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,

43Magdiel, Iram; these are the Edomite chiefs, in their places in their heritage; this is Esau, the father of the Edomites.

Psalms 27

Of David.

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; who is then a cause of fear to me? the Lord is the strength of my life; who is a danger to me?

2When evil-doers, even my haters, came on me to put an end to me, they were broken and put to shame.

3Even if an army came against me with its tents, my heart would have no fear: if war was made on me, my faith would not be moved.

4One prayer have I made to the Lord, and this is my heart’s desire; that I may have a place in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, looking on his glory, and getting wisdom in his Temple.

5For in the time of trouble he will keep me safe in his tent: in the secret place of his tent he will keep me from men’s eyes; high on a rock he will put me.

6And now my head will be lifted up higher than my haters who are round me: because of this I will make offerings of joy in his tent; I will make a song, truly I will make a song of praise to the Lord.

7O Lord, let the voice of my cry come to your ears: have mercy on me, and give me an answer.

8When you said, Make search for my face, my heart said to you, For your face will I make my search.

9Let not your face be covered from me; do not put away your servant in wrath; you have been my help: do not give me up or take your support from me, O God of my salvation.

10When my father and my mother are turned away from me, then the Lord will be my support.

11Make your way clear to me, O Lord, guiding me by the right way, because of my haters.

12Do not give me into their hands, because false witnesses have come out against me, and men breathing destruction.

13I had almost given up my hope of seeing the blessing of the Lord in the land of the living.

14Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord.

Luke 20:1-26

1And it came about on one of those days, when he was teaching the people in the Temple and preaching the good news,

2That the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people came to him and said, Make clear to us by what authority you do these things and who gave you this authority.

3And in answer he said to them, I will put a question to you, and do you give me an answer:

4The baptism of John, was it from heaven or of men?

5And they said among themselves, If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why did you not have faith in him?

6But if we say, Of men; we will be stoned by the people, for they are certain that John was a prophet.

7And they made answer that they had no idea where it came from.

8And Jesus said, And I will not make clear to you by what authority I do these things.

9And he gave the people this story: A man made a vine-garden and gave the use of it to some field-workers and went into another country for a long time.

10And at the right time he sent a servant to the workers to get part of the fruit from the vines; but the workmen gave him blows and sent him away with nothing.

11And he sent another servant, and they gave blows to him in the same way, and put shame on him, and sent him away with nothing.

12And he sent a third, and they gave him wounds and put him out.

13And the lord of the garden said, What am I to do? I will send my dearly loved son; they may give respect to him.

14But when the workmen saw him, they said to one another, This is he who will one day be the owner of the property: let us put him to death and the heritage will be ours.

15And driving him out of the garden they put him to death. Now what will the lord do to these workmen?

16He will come and put them to destruction and give the garden to others. And when he said this, they said, May it not be so.

17But he, looking on them, said, Is it not in the Writings, The stone which the builders put on one side, the same has become the chief stone of the building?

18Everyone falling on that stone will be broken, but the man on whom the stone comes down will be crushed to dust.

19And the chief priests and the scribes made attempts to get their hands on him in that very hour; and they were in fear of the people, for they saw that he had made up this story against them.

20And they kept watch on him, and sent out secret representatives, who were acting the part of good men, in order that they might get something from his words, on account of which they might give him up to the government and into the power of the ruler.

21And they put a question to him, saying, Master, we are certain that your teaching and your words are right, and that you have no respect for a man’s position, but you are teaching the true way of God:

22Is it right for us to make payment of taxes to Caesar or not?

23But he saw through their trick and said to them,

24Let me see a penny. Whose image and name are on it? And they said, Caesar’s.

25And he said, Then give to Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and to God the things which are God’s.

26And they were not able to get anything from these words before the people: but they were full of wonder at his answer, and said nothing.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s