January 17

Gen. 35:1   God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to bBethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you cwhen you fled from your brother Esau.”  2 So Jacob said to his dhousehold and to all who were with him, “Put away ethe foreign gods that are among you and fpurify yourselves and change your garments.  3 Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, so that I may make there an altar to the God gwho answers me in the day of my distress and hhas been with me wherever I have gone.”  4 So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods that they had, and the rings that were in their ears. Jacob hid them under ithe terebinth tree that was near Shechem. 

Gen. 35:5   And as they journeyed, a terror from God fell upon the cities that were around them, so that they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.  6 And Jacob came to jLuz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him,  7 and there he built an altar and called the place El-bethel,* because kthere God had revealed himself to him when he fled from his brother.  8 And lDeborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and she was buried under an oak below Bethel. So he called its name Allon-bacuth.*

Gen. 35:9   God appeared* to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.  10 And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; mno longer shall your name be called Jacob, but nIsrael shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel.  11 And God said to him, o“I am God Almighty:* be pfruitful and multiply. qA nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.* 12 rThe land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you, and I will give the land to your offspring after you.”  13 Then God swent up from him in the place where he had spoken with him.  14 And Jacob tset up a pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it and poured oil on it.  15 So Jacob called the name of the place where God had spoken with him uBethel. 

Gen. 35:16   Then they journeyed from Bethel. When they were still some distance* from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor.  17 And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for vyou have another son.”  18 And as her soul was departing (for she was dying), she called his name Ben-oni;* wbut his father called him Benjamin.* 19 So xRachel died, and she was buried on the way to yEphrath (that is, Bethlehem),  20 and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. It is zthe pillar of Rachel’s tomb, which is there to this day.  21 Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder. 

Gen. 35:22   While Israel lived in that land, Reuben went and alay with Bilhah his father’s concubine. And Israel heard of it.

 Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.  23 The sons of Leah: bReuben (Jacob’s firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.  24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.  25 The sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s servant: Dan and Naphtali.  26 The sons of Zilpah, Leah’s servant: Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram. 

Gen. 35:27   And Jacob came to his father Isaac at cMamre, or dKiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.  28 Now the days of Isaac were 180 years.  29 And Isaac breathed his last, and he died eand was gathered to his people, old and full of days. And fhis sons Esau and Jacob buried him. 

Gen. 36:1   These are the generations of Esau (that is, gEdom).  2 Esau htook his wives from the Canaanites: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, iOholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter* of Zibeon the Hivite,  3 and jBasemath, Ishmael’s daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.  4 And Adah bore to Esau, kEliphaz; Basemath bore Reuel;  5 and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan. 

Gen. 36:6   Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the members of his household, his livestock, all his beasts, and all his property that he had acquired in the land of Canaan. He went into a land away from his brother Jacob.  7 lFor their possessions were too great for them to dwell together. mThe land of their sojournings could not support them because of their livestock.  8 So Esau settled in nthe hill country of Seir. (oEsau is Edom.) 

Gen. 36:9   These are the generations of Esau the father of pthe Edomites in the hill country of Seir.  10 These are the names of Esau’s sons: qEliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.  11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.  12 (Timna was a concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son; she bore rAmalek to Eliphaz.) These are the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife.  13 These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These are the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.  14 These are the sons of sOholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau’s wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 

Gen. 36:15   These are tthe chiefs of the sons of Esau. uThe sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,  16 Korah, Gatam, and Amalek; these are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.  17 These are the sons of vReuel, Esau’s son: the chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.  18 These are the sons of wOholibamah, Esau’s wife: the chiefs Jeush, Jalam, and Korah; these are the chiefs born of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife.  19 These are the sons of Esau (xthat is, Edom), and these are their chiefs. 

Gen. 36:20   yThese are the sons of zSeir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,  21 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.  22 The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan’s sister was Timna.  23 These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.  24 These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he pastured the donkeys of Zibeon his father.  25 These are the children of Anah: Dishon and aOholibamah the daughter of Anah.  26 These are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.  27 These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.  28 These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.  29 These are the chiefs of the Horites: the bchiefs Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,  30 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, chief by chief in the land of Seir. 

Gen. 36:31   cThese are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites.  32 Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, the name of his city being Dinhabah.  33 Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place.  34 Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.  35 Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, reigned in his place, the name of his city being Avith.  36 Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.  37 Samlah died, and Shaul of dRehoboth on the Euphrates* reigned in his place.  38 Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.  39 Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his place, the name of his city being Pau; his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughter of Mezahab. 

Gen. 36:40   These are the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their clans and their dwelling places, by their names: the chiefs Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,  41 Oholibamah, Elah, ePinon,  42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,  43 Magdiel, and Iram; these are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of fEdom), according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession. 

Matt. 12:1   At that time wJesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and xthey began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.  2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, y“Look, your disciples are doing zwhat is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.”  3 He said to them, a“Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate bthe bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read cin the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, dsomething greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known ewhat this means, f‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For gthe Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

Matt. 12:9   He went on from there and hentered their synagogue.  10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, i“Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—jso that they might accuse him.  11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, kif it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 lOf how much more value is a man than a sheep! So mit is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And nthe man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.  14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him. 

Matt. 12:15   Jesus, aware of this, owithdrew from there. And pmany followed him, and he healed them all 16 and qordered them not to make him known.  17 rThis was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 

Matt. 12:18    s“Behold, my tservant whom I have chosen,

my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.

uI will put my Spirit upon him,

and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. 

19 He will not quarrel or cry aloud,

nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; 

20 a bruised reed he will not break,

and a smoldering wick he will not quench,

until he brings justice to victory; 

21 vand in his name the Gentiles will hope.” 

Psa. 15:1    O Lord, uwho shall sojourn in your vtent?

Who shall dwell on your wholy hill? 

Psa. 15:2    He who xwalks blamelessly and ydoes what is right

and zspeaks truth in his heart; 

3 who adoes not slander with his tongue

and does no evil to his neighbor,

nor btakes up a reproach against his friend; 

4 cin whose eyes a vile person is despised,

but who honors those who fear the Lord;

who dswears to his own hurt and does not change; 

5 who edoes not put out his money at interest

and fdoes not take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things shall never be gmoved. 

Prov. 3:21    My son, hdo not lose sight of these—

keep sound wisdom and discretion, 

22 and they will be ilife for your soul

and jadornment for your neck. 

23 kThen you will walk on your way securely,

land your foot will not stumble. 

24 mIf you lie down, you will not be afraid;

when you lie down, nyour sleep will be sweet. 

25 oDo not be afraid of sudden terror

or of pthe ruin* of the wicked, when it comes, 

26 for the Lord will be your confidence

and will qkeep your foot from being caught. 

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