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Revised Common Lectionary (Semicontinuous)

Daily Bible readings that follow the church liturgical year, with sequential stories told across multiple weeks.
Duration: 1245 days
Psalm 105:1-6

Psalm 105(A)

Give praise to the Lord,(B) proclaim his name;(C)
    make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him,(D) sing praise to him;(E)
    tell of all his wonderful acts.(F)
Glory in his holy name;(G)
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face(H) always.

Remember the wonders(I) he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,(J)
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,(K)
    his chosen(L) ones, the children of Jacob.

Psalm 105:16-22

16 He called down famine(A) on the land
    and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 and he sent a man before them—
    Joseph, sold as a slave.(B)
18 They bruised his feet with shackles,(C)
    his neck was put in irons,
19 till what he foretold(D) came to pass,
    till the word(E) of the Lord proved him true.
20 The king sent and released him,
    the ruler of peoples set him free.(F)
21 He made him master of his household,
    ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes(G) as he pleased
    and teach his elders wisdom.(H)

Psalm 105:45

45 that they might keep his precepts
    and observe his laws.(A)

Praise the Lord.[a](B)

Genesis 37:5-11

Joseph had a dream,(A) and when he told it to his brothers,(B) they hated him all the more.(C) He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves(D) of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.”(E)

His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?”(F) And they hated him all the more(G) because of his dream and what he had said.

Then he had another dream,(H) and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars(I) were bowing down to me.”(J)

10 When he told his father as well as his brothers,(K) his father rebuked(L) him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?”(M) 11 His brothers were jealous of him,(N) but his father kept the matter in mind.(O)

Matthew 16:1-4

The Demand for a Sign(A)

16 The Pharisees and Sadducees(B) came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.(C)

He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.[a](D) A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.”(E) Jesus then left them and went away.

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