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1 Chron. 1:25–53

1:25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27Abram (that is, Abraham).

28The sons of Abraham:

Isaac and Ishmael.

29These were their descendants:

Ishmael’s firstborn son was Nebaioth; the others were Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.

32 The sons to whom Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, gave birth:

Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, Shuah.

The sons of Jokshan:

Sheba and Dedan.

33The sons of Midian:

Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.

34Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac:

Esau and Israel.

35The sons of Esau:

Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.

36The sons of Eliphaz:

Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, and (by Timna) Amalek.

37The sons of Reuel:

Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

38The sons of Seir:

Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.

39The sons of Lotan:

Hori and Homam. (Timna was Lotan’s sister.)

40The sons of Shobal:

Alyan, Manahath, Ebal, Shephi, and Onam.

The sons of Zibeon:

Aiah and Anah.

41The son of Anah:

Dishon.

The sons of Dishon:

Hamran, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.

42The sons of Ezer:

Bilhan, Zaavan, Jaakan.

The sons of Dishan:

Uz and Aran.

43These were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites:

Bela son of Beor; the name of his city was Dinhabah.

44When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah, succeeded him.

45When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites succeeded him.

46When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad succeeded him. He struck down the Midianites in the plains of Moab; the name of his city was Avith.

47When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him.

48When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the River succeeded him.

49When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Achbor succeeded him.

50When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad succeeded him; the name of his city was Pai. His wife was Mehetabel, daughter of Matred, daughter of Me-Zahab.

51Hadad died.

The tribal chiefs of Edom were:

Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 52Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, (NET Bible)

Ps. 103

103:1 By David.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

With all that is within me, praise his holy name!

2Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Do not forget all his kind deeds!

3He is the one who forgives all your sins,

who heals all your diseases,

4who delivers your life from the Pit,

who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,

5who satisfies your life with good things,

so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.

6The Lord does what is fair,

and executes justice for all the oppressed.

7The Lord revealed his faithful acts to Moses,

his deeds to the Israelites.

8The Lord is compassionate and merciful;

he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love.

9He does not always accuse,

and does not stay angry.

10He does not deal with us as our sins deserve;

he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve.

11For as the skies are high above the earth,

so his loyal love towers over his faithful followers.

12As far as the eastern horizon is from the west,

so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions from us.

13As a father has compassion on his children,

so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers.

14For he knows what we are made of;

he realizes we are made of clay.

15A person’s life is like grass.

Like a flower in the field it flourishes,

16but when the hot wind blows by, it disappears,

and one can no longer even spot the place where it once grew.

17But the Lord continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers,

and is faithful to their descendants,

18to those who keep his covenant,

who are careful to obey his commands.

19The Lord has established his throne in heaven;

his kingdom extends over everything.

20Praise the Lord, you angels of his,

you powerful warriors who carry out his decrees

and obey his orders!

21Praise the Lord, all you warriors of his,

you servants of his who carry out his desires!

22Praise the Lord, all that he has made,

in all the regions of his kingdom!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

(NET Bible)

Mark 6:45–56

6:45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dispersed the crowd. 46After saying goodbye to them, he went to the mountain to pray. 47When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea and he was alone on the land. 48He saw them straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. As the night was ending, he came to them walking on the sea, for he wanted to pass by them. 49When they saw him walking on the water they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, 50for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them: “Have courage! It is I. Do not be afraid.” 51Then he went up with them into the boat, and the wind ceased. They were completely astonished, 52because they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

53After they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and anchored there. 54As they got out of the boat, people immediately recognized Jesus. 55They ran through that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever he was rumored to be. 56And wherever he would go – into villages, towns, or countryside – they would place the sick in the marketplaces, and would ask him if they could just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

(NET Bible)

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016.

[Luther] had previously expressed himself in a similar fashion in his sermons on Genesis of the year 1527. In these he said: “I have often said that anyone who wishes to study Holy Scripture shall see to it that he sticks to the simple meaning of the words, as far as possible, and does not depart from them unless he be compelled to do so by some article of the faith that would demand another meaning than the literal one. For we must be sure that there is no plainer speech on earth than that which God has spoken. Therefore, when Moses writes that God in six days created heaven and earth and all that therein is, let it so remain that there were six days, and you dare not find an explanation that six days were one day. Give the Holy Ghost the honor of being wiser that yourself, for you should so deal with Scripture that you believe that God Himself is speaking. Since it is God who is speaking, it is not fitting frivolously to twist His words to mean what you want them to mean, unless necessity should compel a departure from their literal meaning, namely when faith does not permit the literal meaning.” (51)

–Johann Michael Reu, Luther on the Scriptures

This daily Bible reading guide, Reading the Word of God, was conceived and prepared as a result of the ongoing discussions between representatives of three church bodies: Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). The following individuals have represented their church bodies and approved this introduction and the reading guide: LCC: President Robert Bugbee; NALC: Bishop John Bradosky, Revs. Mark Chavez, James Nestingen, and David Wendel; LCMS: Revs. Albert Collver, Joel Lehenbauer, John Pless, and Larry Vogel.

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