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Genesis 10-12

Descendants of Noah

10 Now these are the records of the generations of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and sons were born to them after the flood.

(A)The sons of Japheth were (B)Gomer, Magog, (C)Madai, (D)Javan, Tubal, (E)Meshech, and Tiras. The sons of Gomer were (F)Ashkenaz, [a]Riphath, and (G)Togarmah. The sons of Javan were Elishah, (H)Tarshish, Kittim, and [b]Dodanim. From these the people of the coastlands of the nations [c]were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.

(I)The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. The sons of Cush were (J)Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, (K)Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were (L)Sheba and (M)Dedan. Now Cush fathered Nimrod; he [d]became a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was [e](N)Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of (O)Shinar. 11 From that land he went (P)to Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, 12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city. 13 Mizraim fathered (Q)Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, 14 (R)Pathrusim, Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines), and Caphtorim.

15 Canaan fathered (S)Sidon, his firstborn, and (T)Heth, 16 (U)the Jebusite, the Amorite, the Girgashite, 17 the Hivite, the Arkite, the Sinite, 18 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterward the families of the Canaanite were spread abroad. 19 (V)The territory of the Canaanite [f]extended from Sidon [g]going toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; and [h]going toward (W)Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. 20 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and by their nations.

21 Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth, children were born. 22 (X)The sons of Shem were (Y)Elam, Asshur, (Z)Arpachshad, (AA)Lud, and Aram. 23 The sons of Aram were (AB)Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 24 Arpachshad fathered (AC)Shelah; and Shelah fathered Eber. 25 (AD)Two sons were born to Eber; the name of the one was [i]Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. 26 Joktan fathered Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28 [j]Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all of these were the sons of Joktan. 30 Now their [k]settlement [l]extended from Mesha [m]going toward Sephar, the hill country of the east. 31 These are the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and according to their nations.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their descendants, by their nations; and (AE)out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood.

The Tower of Babel

11 Now all the earth [n]used the same language and [o]the same words. And it came about, as they journeyed [p]east, that they found a plain in the land (AF)of Shinar and [q]settled there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and [r]fire them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used (AG)tar for mortar. And they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top (AH)will reach into heaven, and let’s make (AI)a name for ourselves; otherwise we (AJ)will be scattered abroad over the face of all the earth.” Now (AK)the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the [s]men had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have [t](AL)the same language. And this is what they have started to do, and now nothing which they plan to do will be [u]impossible for them. Come, [v](AM)let Us go down and there (AN)confuse their [w]language, so that they will not understand one another’s [x]speech.” So the Lord (AO)scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore it was named [y](AP)Babel, because there the Lord confused the [z]language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Descendants of Shem

10 (AQ)These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old when he fathered Arpachshad, two years after the flood; 11 and Shem lived five hundred years after he fathered Arpachshad, and he fathered other sons and daughters.

12 Arpachshad lived thirty-five years, and fathered Shelah; 13 and Arpachshad lived 403 years after he fathered Shelah, and he fathered other sons and daughters.

14 Shelah lived thirty years, and fathered Eber; 15 and Shelah lived 403 years after he fathered Eber, and he fathered other sons and daughters.

16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and fathered Peleg; 17 and Eber lived 430 years after he fathered Peleg, and he fathered other sons and daughters.

18 Peleg lived thirty years, and fathered Reu; 19 and Peleg lived 209 years after he fathered Reu, and he fathered other sons and daughters.

20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and fathered Serug; 21 and Reu lived 207 years after he fathered Serug, and he fathered other sons and daughters.

22 Serug lived thirty years, and fathered Nahor; 23 and Serug lived two hundred years after he fathered Nahor, and he fathered other sons and daughters.

24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and fathered (AR)Terah; 25 and Nahor lived 119 years after he fathered Terah, and he fathered other sons and daughters.

26 Terah lived seventy years, and (AS)fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and (AT)Haran fathered (AU)Lot. 28 Haran died [aa]during the lifetime of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in (AV)Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 Abram and (AW)Nahor took wives for themselves. The name of Abram’s wife was (AX)Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was (AY)Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah [ab]and Iscah. 30 (AZ)Sarai was unable to conceive; she did not have a child.

31 Now Terah took his son Abram, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they departed [ac]together from (BA)Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran and [ad]settled there. 32 The days of Terah were 205 years; and Terah died in Haran.

Abram Journeys to Egypt

12 Now (BB)the Lord said to Abram,

“Go from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
And (BC)I will make you into a great nation,
And (BD)I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And you shall (BE)be a blessing;
And (BF)I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who [ae]curses you I will [af]curse.
(BG)And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

So Abram went away as the Lord had spoken to him; and (BH)Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Abram took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot, and all their (BI)possessions which they had accumulated, and (BJ)the [ag]people which they had acquired in Haran, and they [ah]set out for the land of Canaan; (BK)so they came to the land of Canaan. Abram passed through the land as far as the site of (BL)Shechem, to the [ai]oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanites were in the land at that time. And the Lord (BM)appeared to Abram and said, “(BN)To your [aj]descendants I will give this land.” So he built (BO)an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him. Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent with (BP)Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and (BQ)called upon the name of the Lord. Then Abram journeyed on, continuing toward (BR)the [ak]Negev.

10 Now there was (BS)a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a time, because the famine was (BT)severe in the land. 11 It came about, when he [al]was approaching Egypt, that he said to his wife Sarai, “See now, I know that you are a [am](BU)beautiful woman; 12 (BV)and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 Please say that you are (BW)my sister so that it may go well for me because of you, and that [an](BX)I may live on account of you.” 14 Now it came about, when Abram entered Egypt, that the Egyptians [ao]saw that the woman was very beautiful. 15 Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and (BY)the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16 Therefore (BZ)he treated Abram well for her sake; and [ap](CA)he gave him sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

17 But the Lord (CB)struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, “(CC)What is this that you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her for myself as a wife? Now then, [aq]here is your wife, take her and go!” 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they [ar]escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.

Matthew 4

The Temptation of Jesus

(A)Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness (B)to be tempted by the devil. And after He had (C)fasted for forty days and forty nights, He [a]then became hungry. And (D)the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the (E)Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written: ‘(F)Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil *took Him along into (G)the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and he *said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written:

(H)He will give His angels orders concerning You’;


On their hands they will lift You up,
So that You do not strike Your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus said to him, [b]On the other hand, it is written: ‘(I)You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

(J)Again, the devil *took Him along to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “(K)All these things I will give You, if You fall down and [c]worship me.” 10 Then Jesus *said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘(L)You shall worship the Lord your God, and [d]serve Him only.’” 11 Then the devil *left Him; and behold, (M)angels came and began to serve Him.

Jesus Begins His Ministry

12 Now when Jesus heard that (N)John had been taken into custody, (O)He withdrew into Galilee; 13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and (P)settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This happened so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled:

15 (Q)The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
[e]By the way of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the [f]Gentiles
16 (R)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 (S)From that time Jesus began to [g]preach and say, (T)Repent, for the kingdom of heaven [h]is at hand.”

The First Disciples

18 (U)Now as Jesus was walking by (V)the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, (W)Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He *said to them, [i]Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there He saw two other brothers, [j](X)James the son of Zebedee, and his brother [k]John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets; and He called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Ministry in Galilee

23 Jesus was going (Y)about in all of Galilee, (Z)teaching in their synagogues and (AA)proclaiming the [l]gospel of the kingdom, and (AB)healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

24 And the news about Him spread (AC)throughout Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and severe pain, (AD)demon-possessed, people with (AE)epilepsy, and people who were (AF)paralyzed; and He healed them. 25 Large crowds (AG)followed Him from Galilee and (AH)the Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from (AI)beyond the Jordan.

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