Day 36 – February 5, 2021

Genesis 36; Psalm 34:1–16; Proverbs 7:1–6; Matthew 23:1–22

Genesis 36

The Genealogy of Esau

1 Now this is the genealogy of Esau, who is Edom.

2 Esau took his wives from the daughters of the Canaanites: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite; Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;

3 and Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

4 Now Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, and Basemath bore Reuel,

5 and Aholibamah bore Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah. These were the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.

6 Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the persons of his household, his cattle and all his animals, and all his goods he gained in the land of Canaan, and went to a country away from the presence of his brother Jacob.

7 For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together, and the land of their sojourning could not support them because of their abundance.

8 So Esau dwelt in Mount Seir. Esau is Edom.

9 Now this is the genealogy of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.

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

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

12 Now Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and she bore Amalek to Eli-phaz. These were the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife.

13 These were the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.

14 These were the sons of Aholibamah, Esau’s wife, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon. She bore to Esau: Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah.

15 These were the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau, were Chief Teman, Chief Omar, Chief Zepho, Chief Kenaz,

16 Chief Korah, Chief Gatam, and Chief Amalek. These were the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom. They were the sons of Adah.

17 These were the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son: Chief Nahath, Chief Zerah, Chief Shammah, and Chief Mizzah. These were the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.

18 These were the sons of Aholibamah, Esau’s wife: Chief Jeush, Chief Jaalam, and Chief Korah. These were the chiefs from Aholibamah.

19 These were the sons of Esau, and these were their chiefs, the sons of Edom.

20 These were the sons of Seir the Horite who inhabited the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

21 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir, in the land of Edom.

22 And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam. Lotan’s sister was Timna.

23 These were the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

24 These were the sons of Zibeon: Ajah and Anah. This was the Anah who found the hot springs in the desert, as he pastured the donkeys of his father Zibeon.

25 These were the children of Anah: Dishon and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.

26 These were the sons of Di-shon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.

27 These were the sons of Ezer: Balaam, Zucam, Jucam and Ucam.

28 These were the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

29 These were the chiefs of the Horites: Chief Lotan, Chief Shobal, Chief Zibeon, Chief Anah,

30 Chief Dishon, Chief Ezer, and Chief Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites, according to their chiefdoms in the land of Seir.

31 Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel:

32 Balak the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

33 So when Balak died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place.

34 When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.

35 When Husham died, Hadad the son of Barad, who attacked Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place; and the name of his city was Gethaim.

36 When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.

37 When Samlah died, Saul of Rehoboth-by-the-River reigned in his place.

38 When Saul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.

39 And when Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor died, Harad the son of Barad reigned in his place; and the name of his city was Phogor. His wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

40 These were the names of the chiefs of Esau, in their tribes and places, and in their countries and nations: Chief Timnah, Chief Alvah, Chief Jetheth,

41 Chief Aholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon,

42 Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar,

43 Chief Magdiel, and Chief Zaphoim. These were the chiefs of Edom, in their dwelling places in the land of their possession. Esau was the father of the Edomites.

Psalms 34

1 By David. †O Lord, judge those who injure me; Make war on those who make war on me. 

2 Take hold of weapon and shield, and rise up to my help. 

3 Bring forth the sword, and confine those in opposition who pursue me; Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.” 

4 Let those who seek my soul be dishonored and shamed; Let those who plot evils against me be turned backward and disappointed. 

5 Let them be like dust in the wind’s face, And let the Angel of the Lord afflict them.

6 Let their way be dark and slippery, And let the Angel of the Lord pursue them. 

7 For without cause they hid the destruction of their trap for me; In vain they reproached my soul. 

8 Let a trap they do not know catch them, And they themselves shall fall into the same trap. 

9 But my soul shall greatly rejoice in the Lord; My soul shall delight in His salvation. 

10 All my bones shall say, “O Lord, who is like You? You who deliver a poor man from hands stronger than he, And a poor and needy man from those who plunder him.” 

11 Unjust witnesses rose up against me, Asking me things I knew nothing about; 

12 They repaid me evil for good, And bereavement for my soul. 

13 But I put on sackcloth when they troubled me, And I humbled my soul with fasting; And my prayer will return into my bosom. 

14 Like a neighbor, like our brother, so they were well-pleasing; Like one who laments and is of a sad countenance, so I humbled myself. 

15 But they were delighted, and were gathered together against me; Whips were gathered together against me, but I did not know it; They were torn asunder, yet they were not pierced to the heart. 

16 They tempted me; they mocked and sneered at me; They gnashed their teeth at me.

Proverbs of Solomon 7

A Son with Discernment

1 My son, guard my words, And hide my commandments within yourself;† 

2 My son, honor the Lord, and you shall be strong, And fear none other but Him. 

3 Guard my commandments And you will live, and my words as the pupils of your eyes; 

4 And put them around your fingers, And write them upon the breadth of your heart. 

5 Say that wisdom is your sister, And gain discernment as a friend for yourself, 

6 So they may keep you from a strange and evil woman, If she comes at you with flattering words. †

Matthew 23

Abuses of Authority

1 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples,†

2 saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.†

3 Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.

4 For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.†

6 They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues,

7 greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’

8 But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.†

9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

10 And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.

11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.

12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Pronouncement of Judgment

13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.†

14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

16 “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it. ’

17 Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

18 And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it. ’

19 Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

20 Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it.

21 He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it.

22 And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it.

2 Replies to “Day 36 – February 5, 2021”

  1. Father could you please explain Matthew 23:9. This is a discussion point with my Baptist family members. Thank you.

    This is my 2nd year following with your teachings daily. My favorite part of my mornings. Thank you. ♥️

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