Week 1, Day 2 in the LEB

Jan 2, 2018

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The reading for today is Genesis 3-5; Mark 2.

Scripture quotations are from the Lexham English Bible. Copyright 2012 Logos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos Bible Software.

Genesis 3

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God indeed say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?" The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat, but from the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God said, ‘You shall not eat from it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die’." But the serpent said to the woman, "You shall not surely die. For God knows that on the day you both eat from it, then your eyes will be opened and you both shall be like gods, knowing good and evil." When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was a delight to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make one wise, then she took from its fruit and she ate. And she gave it also to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed together fig leaves and they made for themselves coverings.

Then they heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden at the windy time of day. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. And Yahweh God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" And he replied, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid because I am naked, so I hid myself." Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree from which I forbade you to eat?" And the man replied, "The woman whom you gave to be with me—she gave to me from the tree and I ate." Then Yahweh God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." Then Yahweh God said to the serpent,

"Because you have done this,
    you will be cursed
    more than any domesticated animal
    and more than any wild animal.
On your belly you shall go
    and dust you shall eat
    all the days of your life.
And I will put hostility
    between you and between the woman,
    and between your offspring and between her offspring;
he will strike you on the head,
    and you will strike him on the heel."

To the woman he said,

"I will greatly increase
    your pain in childbearing;
    in pain you shall bear children.
And to your husband shall be your desire.
    And he shall rule over you."

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree from which I forbade you to eat,

the ground shall be cursed on your account.
    In pain you shall eat from it
    all the days of your life.
And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you,
    and you shall eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow
    you shall eat bread,
until your return to the ground.
    For from it you were taken;
for you are dust,
    and to dust you shall return."

And the man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all life. And Yahweh God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skin, and he clothed them.

And Yahweh God said, "Look—the man has become as one of us, to know good and evil. What if he stretches out his hand and takes also from the tree of life and eats, and lives forever?" And Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. So he drove the man out, and placed cherubim east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming, turning sword to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 4

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain. And she said, "I have given birth to a man with the help of Yahweh." Then she bore his brother Abel. And Abel became a keeper of sheep, and Cain became a tiller of the ground. And in the course of time Cain brought an offering from the fruit of the ground to Yahweh, and Abel also brought an offering from the choicest firstlings of his flock. And Yahweh looked with favor to Abel and to his offering, but to Cain and to his offering he did not look with favor. And Cain became very angry, and his face fell. And Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry, and why is your face fallen? If you do well will I not accept you? But if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. And its desire is for you, but you must rule over it."

Then Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let us go out into the field." And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?" And he said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive the blood of your brother from your hand. When you till the ground it shall no longer yield its strength to you. You shall be a wanderer and a fugitive on the earth." And Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment is greater than I can bear. Look, you have driven me out today from the face of the ground, and from your face I must hide. I will be a wanderer and a fugitive on the earth, and it will happen that whoever finds me will kill me." Then Yahweh said to him, "Therefore, whoever kills Cain will be avenged sevenfold." Then Yahweh put a sign on Cain so that whoever found him would not kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of Yahweh, and he settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. And when he built a city he named the city after his son, Enoch. And to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech. And Lamech took to himself two wives. The name of the first was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah. And Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and those who have livestock. And the name of his brother was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and wind instruments. Then Zillah also gave birth to Tubal-Cain who forged all kinds of tools of bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.

Then Lamech said to his wives,

"Adah and Zillah, listen to my voice;
    O wives of Lamech, hear my words.
I have killed a man for wounding me,
    Even a young man for injuring me.
If Cain is avenged sevenfold,
    Then Lamech will be avenged seventy and seven times.

Then Adam knew his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. And she called his name Seth, for she said "God has appointed to me another child in the place of Abel, because Cain killed him." And as for Seth, he also fathered a son, and he called his name Enosh. At that time he began to call on the name of Yahweh.

Genesis 5

This is the record of the generations of Adam. When God created Adam, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them. And he blessed them. And he called their name "Humankind" when they were created. And when Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he fathered a child in his likeness, according to his image. And he called his name Seth. And the days of Adam after he fathered Seth were eight hundred years. And he fathered sons and daughters. And all the days of Adam which he lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.

When Seth had lived one hundred and five years, he fathered Enosh. And after Seth had fathered Enosh he lived eight hundred and seven years, and fathered sons and daughters. And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.

When Enosh lived ninety years, he fathered Kenan. And after Enosh fathered Kenan he lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and fathered sons and daughters. And all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years, and he died.

When Kenan had lived seventy years, he fathered Mahalalel. And after Kenan had fathered Mahalalel, he lived eight hundred and forty years, and fathered sons and daughters. And all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.

When Mahalalel had lived sixty-five years, he fathered Jared. And after Mahalalel had fathered Jared, he lived eight hundred and thirty years, and fathered sons and daughters. And all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.

When Jared had lived one hundred and sixty-two years, he fathered Enoch. And after Jared had fathered Enoch, he lived eight hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters. And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.

When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he fathered Methuselah. And Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah three hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God, and he was no more, for God took him.

When Methuselah had lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, he fathered Lamech. And after Methuselah had fathered Lamech, he lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and fathered sons and daughters. And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.

When Lamech had lived one hundred and eighty-two years, he fathered a son. And he called his name Noah, saying, "This one shall relieve us from our work, and from the hard labor of our hands, from the ground which Yahweh had cursed. And after Lamech had fathered Noah he lived five hundred and ninety-five years, and he fathered sons and daughters. All the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years, and he died.

When Noah was five hundred years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Mark 2

And when he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it became known that he was at home. And many had gathered, so that there was no longer room, not even at the door, and he was speaking the word to them. And they came bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. And when they were not able to bring him to him because of the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. And after digging through, they lowered the stretcher on which the paralytic was lying. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Child, your sins are forgiven."

Now some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, "Why does this man speak like this? He is blaspheming! Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?" And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they were reasoning like this within themselves, said to them, "Why are you considering these things in your hearts? Which is easier to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say ‘Get up and pick up your stretcher and walk’? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,"—he said to the paralytic— "I say to you, get up, pick up your stretcher, and go to your home." And he got up and immediately picked up his stretcher and went out in front of them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"

And he went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he began to teach them. And as he was passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me!" And he stood up and followed him.

And it happened that he was dining in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many and they were following him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, began to say to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?" And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are healthy do not have need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

And John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and said to him, "Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" And Jesus said to them, "The bridegroom’s attendants are not able to fast while the bridegroom is with them, are they? As long a time as they have the bridegroom with them, they are not able to fast. But days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. No one sews a patch of unshrunken cloth on an old garment. Otherwise the patch pulls away from it—the new from the old—and the tear becomes worse. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the wine will burst the wineskins and the wine is destroyed and the wineskins too. But new wine is put into new wineskins."

And it happened that he was going through the grain fields on the Sabbath, and his disciples began to make their way while plucking off the heads of grain. And the Pharisees began to say to him, "Behold, why are they doing what is not permitted on the Sabbath?" And he said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he had need and he and those who were with him were hungry— how he entered into the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest and ate the bread of the presentation, which it is not permitted to eat (except the priests) and also gave it to those who were with him?" And he said to them, "The Sabbath was established for people, and not people for the Sabbath. So then, the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath."