Bible Reading


Past Readings

Week 1: Jonah

  • Day 1—Political/Historical Background Paragraph (see below); Jonah 1
  • Day 2—Jonah 2
  • Day 3—Jonah 3
  • Day 4—Jonah 4

Jonah: “Dove”

Written primarily to Assyria (specifically Nineveh) from *790-750.

Biblical Background:

· 2 Kings 14:23-15:7 (see especially 14:23-25); 2 Chronicles 26; Matthew 12:39-41; Luke 11:29-32

· Contemporary with Hosea, Isaiah and Amos. Along with Nahum, Jonah is one of two prophets to bring a message of judgment and fall against Nineveh, the capital of the kingdom of Assyria.

Political/Historical Background:

Kings of Israel during this time:

1. Jeroboam II (793-753—King during Israel’s “Indian Summer” before its decline and fall)

During this time the nation of Assyria was in the midst of a 40 year period where the national circumstances were the poorest experienced since its rise to the mightiest nation on earth. They were weakened by war on multiple fronts, widespread famine and disease, revolts among their conquered nations, strife among their leaders, and the gradual concession of lands that had once belonged to smaller nations (including large portions of Syria that went back to the control of Israel, swelling her northern border to a size not seen since the days of David and Solomon). Also, there was a notable solar eclipse in 763. The depressed conditions and events of nature made the nation ripe for repentance when faced with God’s message of judgment through Jonah.

Outline (taken from George L. Robinson, The Twelve Minor Prophets):

I. Jonah’s Disobedience: Running Away from God (Chapter 1)

II. Jonah’s Prayer: Running to God (Chapter 2)

III. Jonah’s Preaching to Nineveh: Running with God (Chapter 3)

IV. Jonah’s Complaints: Running ahead of God (Chapter 4)

Chapter-By-Chapter:

1. But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD… (v3)

2. Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish’s belly (v1)

3. So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD (v3)

4. But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry (v1)

Portrait of a Theme: Repentance (3:5-10)

Week 11 - Joseph Saved by God

  • Day 1: Genesis 41:37-43; 57, 42:1-11; 42:29-34
  • Day 2: Genesis 43:1-5, 11-15, 44:1-4, 11-18, 33-34
  • Day 3: Genesis 45:1-10, 25-28; 46:1-5; 26-30
  • Day 4: Genesis 48:1-6, 20-22; 49:1-2, 8-10, 28; 50:15-26
  • Day 5: Psalm 105:17-24; Acts 7:8-16; and Hebrews 11:21-22

Week 10 - Joseph Betrayed by Men

  • Day 1: Genesis 35:22b-26; 37:1-11
  • Day 2: Genesis 37:12-36
  • Day 3: Genesis 39
  • Day 4: Genesis 40
  • Day 5: Genesis 41:1-14; 25-36

Week 9 - Jacob

  • Day 1: Genesis 25:19-34
  • Day 2: Genesis 27:1-29
  • Day 3: Genesis 27:41-28:5; 28:10-22
  • Day 4: Genesis 29:1, 10, 15-21, 25-28; 30:43; 31:17-18; 32:9-15
  • Day 5: Genesis 32:22-32; 33:1-5; 35:1-3, 9-15

Week 8 - Isaac Son of Promise

  • Day 1: Genesis 16
  • Day 2: Genesis 21:1-21
  • Day 3: Genesis 22:1-19 and Hebrews 11:17-19
  • Day 4: Genesis 24:1-28
  • Day 5: Genesis 24:50-52, 57-67

Week 7 - Abraham and Lot

  • Day 1: Genesis 13
  • Day 2: Genesis 18:16-33
  • Day 3: Genesis 19:1-11
  • Day 4: Genesis 19:12-29
  • Day 5: 2 Peter 2:4-11

Week 6 - Promises to Abraham

  • Day 1: Genesis 11:26-12:9
  • Day 2: Genesis 15
  • Day 3: Genesis 17:1-16
  • Day 4: Genesis 18:1-15
  • Day 5: Hebrews 11:8-16 and Galatians 3:7-14, 26-29

Week 5 - Tower of Babel

  • Day 1: Genesis 9:18-29
  • Day 2: Genesis 10:1-2, 5-10, 20-22, 31-32
  • Day 3: Genesis 11:1-4
  • Day 4: Genesis 11:5-9
  • Day 5: Acts 2:5-10 and Revelation 7:9-10

Week 4 - The Flood

  • Day 1: Genesis 6
  • Day 2: Genesis 7
  • Day 3: Genesis 8
  • Day 4: Genesis 9:1-17
  • Day 5: Hebrews 11:6-7, 1 Peter 3:20-21 and 2 Peter 3:3-7

Week 3 - Cain and Abel

  • Day 1: Genesis 4:1-7
  • Day 2: Genesis 4:8-12
  • Day 3: Genesis 4:13-16
  • Day 4: Genesis 4:17-24
  • Day 5: Hebrews 11:4 and 1 John 3:10-15

Week 2 - Fall-Adam and Eve

  • Day 1: Genesis 3:1-8
  • Day 2: Genesis 3:9-13
  • Day 3: Genesis 3:14-19
  • Day 4: Genesis 3:20-24
  • Day 5: John 8:44 & 1 John 2:15-17

Week 1 - Creation

  • Day 1: Genesis 1:1-25
  • Day 2: Genesis 1:26-2:3
  • Day 3: Genesis 2:4-25
  • Day 4: John 1:1 & Colossians 1:15-20
  • Day 5: Psalm 19:1-6 & Romans 1:19-20

Week 22

  • Day 1: Luke 24:13-35
  • Day 2: Luke 24:36-42; John 20:21-29
  • Day 3: John 21:1-23
  • Day 4: Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 24:44-49; Mark 16:15-20
  • Day 5: John 20:30-31; John 21:24-25

Week 21

  • Day 1: Matthew 27:15-23; Luke 23:20-23; Matthew 27:24-30
  • Day 2: John 19:4-16; Luke 23:26-43
  • Day 3: John 19:19-27; Matthew 27:46-50; John 19:30; Matthew 27:51-56
  • Day 4: John 19:31-37; Mark 15:42-45; John 19:38-42
  • Day 5: Matthew 27:62-28:8; John 20:3-10
  • Day 6: John 20:11-18; Matthew 28:9-15

Week 20

  • Day 1: Mark 14:32-33; Luke 22:40-46; Mark 14:39-42
  • Day 2: John 18:2-9; Matthew 26:48-56; John 18:12-14
  • Day 3: John 18:15-24; Matthew 26:59-68
  • Day 4: Matthew 26:69-74; Luke 22:61-23:1
  • Day 5: Matthew 27:3-10; John 18:29-32; Luke 23:2; John 18:33-38; Luke 23:5-6
  • Day 6: Luke 23:8-25

Week 19

  • Day 1: John 13:33-38; Luke 22:31-38; John 14:1-11
  • Day 2: John 14:12-31
  • Day 3: John 15:1-25
  • Day 4: John 15:26-16:15
  • Day 5: John 16:16-17:5
  • Day 6: John 17:6-26

Week 18

  • Day 1: Matthew 24:25-44
  • Day 2: Matthew 24:45-25:13
  • Day 3: Matthew 25:14-40
  • Day 4: Matthew 25:41-26:5, 14-16; Mark 14:12-16
  • Day 5: John 13:1-20
  • Day 6: John 13:21-32; Matthew 26:26-35

Week 17

  • Day 1: Matthew 21:23-46
  • Day 2: Matthew 22:1-22
  • Day 3: Matthew 22:23-46
  • Day 4: Matthew 23:1-22
  • Day 5: Matthew 23:23-39; Mark 12:41-44
  • Day 6: Matthew 24:1-24

Week 16

  • Day 1: Matthew 19:1-12; Luke 18:18-30
  • Day 2: Matthew 20:1-19
  • Day 3: Matthew 20:20-28; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 19:1-10
  • Day 4: John 11:55-12:11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:41-44
  • Day 5: Mark 11:12-14; Matthew 21:12-16; John 12:20-33
  • Day 6: John 12:34-50; Mark 11:20-25

Week 15

  • Day 1: Luke 16:14-17:10
  • Day 2: John 11:1-20
  • Day 3: John 11:21-44
  • Day 4: John 11:45-54; Luke 17:11-19
  • Day 5: Luke 17:20-37
  • Day 6: Luke 18:1-17
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