Day 13 – January 13, 2022

Genesis 36, 37; Psalms 17:1–17; Proverbs 3:6–10; Matthew 9:18–38

Genesis 36, 37  

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 Eliphaz. 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 Dishon: 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.

Joseph’s Dream

1 Now Jacob dwelt in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan. 2 This is the genealogy of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the sheep with his brothers. Now the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to his father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age. He also made him a tunic of many colors. 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak civilly to him.

5 Then Joseph had a dream, and reported it to his brothers. 6 Thus he said to them, “Hear this dream I dreamed: 7 There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.” 8 So his brothers said to him, “Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

9 Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” 10 So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come and bow down on the ground before you?” 11 And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

Joseph Is Sold into Egypt

12 Then his brothers went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers shepherding the sheep in Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” So he said to him, “Here I am.” 14 Then Israel said to him, “Go and see if it is well with your brothers and well with the sheep, and bring back word to me.” So he sent him out of the Valley of Hebron, and he went to Shechem.

  15 Now a certain man found him, and there he was, wandering in the field. So the man asked him, saying, “What are you seeking?” 16 He replied, “I am looking for my brothers. Tell me where they are feeding their sheep.” 17 The man said to him, “They have departed from here, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.”’ So Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan. 18 Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. 19 Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming. 20 Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams.”

21 But Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, “Let us not kill him.” 22 Again, Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit in the desert; and do not lay a hand on him”—that he might deliver him out of their hands, and bring him back to his father. 23 So it came to pass, when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped the tunic of many colors off him. 24 Then they took him and cast him into a pit, which was empty; for there was no water in it.

25 They then sat down to eat a meal, and lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelite wayfarers coming from Gilead with their camels bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt. 26 So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, but let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh”; and his brothers listened. 28 Thus the Midianite traders passed by, and the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit; and they sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of gold. So they took Joseph to Egypt. 29 Then Reuben returned to the pit, and when he saw Joseph was not in there, he tore his clothes. 30 So he returned to his brothers and said, “The lad is not there; and I, where shall I go?”

31 Thus they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the tunic in the blood. 32 Then they sent the tunic of many colors, and had it brought to their father and said, “We found this. Do you know whether it is your son’s tunic or not?” 33 So he recognized it and said, “This is my son’s tunic. A wild animal has devoured Joseph and carried him off.” 34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days. 35 Thus all his sons and daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and he said, “I shall go down into the grave to my son in mourning.” So his father wept for him. 36 Now the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard.

Psalms 17:1–17  

1 For the End; by the child of the Lord, David; what things he spoke to the Lord, even the words of this ode, in the day the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul;

2 thus he said:

“I will love You, O Lord, my strength.

3 The Lord is my foundation, my refuge, my deliverer;

My God is my helper, on Him I will hope,

My champion, the horn of my salvation, and my protector.

4 I will call upon the Lord and praise Him,

And I shall be saved from my enemies.

5 The anguish of death surrounded me;

The floods of the lawless troubled me greatly;

6 The anguish of Hades encircled me;

The snares of death ran me down.

7 In my affliction I called upon the Lord,

And I cried out to my God;

He heard my voice from His holy temple,

And my cry shall come before Him, into His ears.

8 Then the earth was shaken and was trembling;

And the foundations of mountains were stirred up,

And they were shaken, because God was angry with them.

9 Smoke ascended in His wrath,

And burst into flame from His face;

Coals were kindled by Him.

10 He bowed heaven and descended,

And darkness was under His feet.

11 And He rode upon the cherubim, and flew;

He flew upon the wings of the wind.

12 He made darkness His hiding place;

His tabernacle was around Him,

Dark water in the clouds of the sky.

13 Because of the brightness before Him, the clouds,

The hail and the fiery coals passed through.

14 The Lord thundered from heaven,

The Most High gave forth His voice;

15 And He sent forth His arrows, and scattered them;

And He multiplied lightning, and threw them into utter confusion.

16 Then the springs of the waters were seen,

And the foundations of the world were uncovered

By Your rebuke, O Lord,

By the breathing of the breath of Your wrath.

17 He sent from on high, and He took me;

He drew me out of many waters.

Proverbs 3:6–10  

6 In all your ways know wisdom,

That she may cut a straight path for you;

And your foot will not stumble.

7 Do not rely on your own discernment,

But fear God, and turn away from every evil.

8 Then there shall be healing for your body

And care for your bones.

9 Honor the Lord from your righteous labors,

And offer Him the firstfruits from the fruits of your righteousness,

10 That your storehouses may be filled with abundance of grain,

And your winepresses may gush with wine.

Matthew 9:18–38

18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.”

19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.

20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment.

21 For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.”

22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.

23 When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing,

24 He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him.

25 But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.

26 And the report of this went out into all that land.

Two Blind Men Healed

27 When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”

28 And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”

29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”

30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it.”

31 But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.

A Mute Man Speaks

32 As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed.

33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, “It was never seen like this in Israel!”

34 But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.”

35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.

37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.38 “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

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