Reading for Jan 26 (WEB)
GEN 44:31 it will happen, when he sees that the boy is no more, that he will die. Your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to Sheol.
GEN 44:32 For your servant became collateral for the boy to my father, saying, ‘If I don’t bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.’
GEN 44:33 Now therefore, please let your servant stay instead of the boy, my lord’s slave; and let the boy go up with his brothers.
GEN 44:34 For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn’t with me?—lest I see the evil that will come on my father.”
GEN 45:1 Then Joseph couldn’t control himself before all those who stood before him, and he called out, “Cause everyone to go out from me!” No one else stood with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.
GEN 45:2 He wept aloud. The Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.
GEN 45:3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Does my father still live?” His brothers couldn’t answer him; for they were terrified at his presence.
GEN 45:4 Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” They came near. He said, “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.
GEN 45:5 Now don’t be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
GEN 45:6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be no plowing and no harvest.
GEN 45:7 God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.
GEN 45:8 So now it wasn’t you who sent me here, but God, and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
GEN 45:9 Hurry, and go up to my father, and tell him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says, “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me. Don’t wait.
GEN 45:10 You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you will be near to me, you, your children, your children’s children, your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.
GEN 45:11 There I will provide for you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have.”’
GEN 45:12 Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.
GEN 45:13 You shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. You shall hurry and bring my father down here.”
GEN 45:14 He fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
GEN 45:15 He kissed all his brothers, and wept on them. After that his brothers talked with him.
GEN 45:16 The report of it was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, “Joseph’s brothers have come.” It pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
GEN 45:17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals, and go, travel to the land of Canaan.
GEN 45:18 Take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.’
GEN 45:19 Now you are commanded to do this: Take wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
GEN 45:20 Also, don’t concern yourselves about your belongings, for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.”
GEN 45:21 The sons of Israel did so. Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
GEN 45:22 He gave each one of them changes of clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.
GEN 45:23 He sent the following to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way.
GEN 45:24 So he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, “See that you don’t quarrel on the way.”
GEN 45:25 They went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan, to Jacob their father.
GEN 45:26 They told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” His heart fainted, for he didn’t believe them.
GEN 45:27 They told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them. When he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob, their father, revived.
GEN 45:28 Israel said, “It is enough. Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
GEN 46:1 Israel traveled with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Isaac.
GEN 46:2 God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” He said, “Here I am.”
GEN 46:3 He said, “I am God, the God of your father. Don’t be afraid to go down into Egypt, for there I will make of you a great nation.
GEN 46:4 I will go down with you into Egypt. I will also surely bring you up again. Joseph’s hand will close your eyes.”
GEN 46:5 Jacob rose up from Beersheba, and the sons of Israel carried Jacob, their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
GEN 46:6 They took their livestock, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt—Jacob, and all his offspring with him,
GEN 46:7 his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and he brought all his offspring with him into Egypt.
GEN 46:8 These are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn.
GEN 46:9 The sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
GEN 46:10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
GEN 46:11 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
GEN 46:12 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
GEN 46:13 The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Iob, and Shimron.
GEN 46:14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.
GEN 46:15 These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.
GEN 46:16 The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.
GEN 46:17 The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah their sister. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
GEN 46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah, his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob, even sixteen souls.
GEN 46:19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin.
GEN 46:20 To Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.
GEN 46:21 The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
GEN 46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.
PSA 19:2 Day after day they pour out speech, and night after night they display knowledge.
PSA 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
PSA 19:4 Their voice has gone out through all the earth, their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,
PSA 19:5 which is as a bridegroom coming out of his room, like a strong man rejoicing to run his course.
PSA 19:6 His going out is from the end of the heavens, his circuit to its ends. There is nothing hidden from its heat.
PSA 19:7 Yahweh’s law is perfect, restoring the soul. Yahweh’s covenant is sure, making wise the simple.
PSA 19:8 Yahweh’s precepts are right, rejoicing the heart. Yahweh’s commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.
PSA 19:9 The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring forever. Yahweh’s ordinances are true, and righteous altogether.
PSA 19:10 They are more to be desired than gold, yes, than much fine gold, sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.
MAT 16:18 I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.
MAT 16:19 I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven; and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.”
MAT 16:20 Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.
MAT 16:21 From that time, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.
MAT 16:22 Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This will never be done to you.”
MAT 16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of men.”
MAT 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
MAT 16:25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.
MAT 16:26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?
MAT 16:27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds.
MAT 16:28 Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”
MAT 17:1 After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves.
MAT 17:2 He was changed before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light.
MAT 17:3 Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with him.
MAT 17:4 Peter answered, and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, let’s make three tents here: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
MAT 17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.”
MAT 17:6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.
MAT 17:7 Jesus came and touched them and said, “Get up, and don’t be afraid.”
MAT 17:8 Lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus alone.
MAT 17:9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Don’t tell anyone what you saw, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”
MAT 17:10 His disciples asked him, saying, “Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
MAT 17:11 Jesus answered them, “Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things,