27

JAN

1 CORINTHIANS 10:23-33

23. All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. 24. Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor. 25. Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience' sake; 26. FOR THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S, AND ALL IT CONTAINS. 27. If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything that is set before you without asking questions for conscience' sake. 28. But if anyone says to you, ``This is meat sacrificed to idols," do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience' sake; 29. I mean not your own conscience, but the other man's; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience? 30. If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks? 31. Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32. Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God; 33. just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.

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20

JAN

MATTHEW 4:12-23

12. Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee; 13. and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: 15. ``THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LAND OF NAPHTALI, BY THE WAY OF THE SEA, BEYOND THE JORDAN, GALILEE OF THE GENTILES-- 16. ``THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED." 17. From that time Jesus began to preach and say, ``Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." 18. Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19. And He said to them, ``Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20. Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21. Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. 22. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. 23. Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

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20

JAN

ISAIAH 9:1-4

1. But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. 2. The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. 3. You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4. For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.

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20

JAN

PSALM 27:1-9

1. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? 2. When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. 3. Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident. 4. One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. 5. For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. 6. And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. 7. Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me. 8. When You said, ``Seek My face," my heart said to You, ``Your face, O LORD, I shall seek." 9. Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation!

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13

JAN

JOHN 1:29-42

29. The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, ``Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30. ``This is He on behalf of whom I said, `After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.' 31. ``I did not recognize Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water." 32. John testified saying, ``I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. 33. ``I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, `He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.' 34. ``I myself have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God." 35. Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples, 36. and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, ``Behold, the Lamb of God!" 37. The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38. And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, ``What do you seek?" They said to Him, ``Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?" 39. He said to them, ``Come, and you will see." So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40. One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41. He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, ``We have found the Messiah" (which translated means Christ). 42. He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ``You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter).

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13

JAN

ISAIAH 49:1-7

1. Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called Me from the womb; From the body of My mother He named Me. 2. He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver. 3. He said to Me, ``You are My Servant, Israel, In Whom I will show My glory." 4. But I said, ``I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the LORD, And My reward with My God." 5. And now says the LORD, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him (For I am honored in the sight of the LORD, And My God is My strength), 6. He says, ``It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth." 7. Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, To the despised One, To the One abhorred by the nation, To the Servant of rulers, ``Kings will see and arise, Princes will also bow down, Because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You."

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13

JAN

PSALM 40:1-11

1. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. 2. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. 3. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD. 4. How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. 5. Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count. 6. Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required. 7. Then I said, ``Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. 8. I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart." 9. I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know. 10. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation. 11. You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

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6

JAN

MATTHEW 3:13-17

13. Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. 14. But John tried to prevent Him, saying, ``I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?" 15. But Jesus answering said to him, ``Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him. 16. After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, 17. and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, ``This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."

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6

JAN

ISAIAH 42:1-9

1. ``Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations. 2. ``He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street. 3. ``A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice. 4. ``He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law." 5. Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it, 6. ``I am the LORD, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations, 7. To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison. 8. ``I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images. 9. ``Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you."

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