One of the best New Year resolutions you can make is to read the Bible from cover to cover. There are a number of ways to accomplish this, but for the past several years I have been reading though the Bible via my email inbox. Okay, I will admit that at times I am a bit of a geek, but this has been my favorite way to read the Bible. Every morning I get up open my email and there is a selection of the Bible, an OT reading and a NT reading.
If you are into computers and email (you have to be somewhat to be reading this post) then I encourage you to consider giving this option a try. You can subscribe by the link below. The reading can be customized to give you the translation you prefer to read.
Bible in a year by email
Luke 4:4 But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ”
Bible in a Year - Thursday, January 1, 2009
Here is your daily Bible reading from the "New King James Version" translation.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The
earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face
of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of
3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the
light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the
darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were
the first day.
6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the
waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7 Thus
God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under
the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament;
and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the
evening and the morning were the second day.
9 Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered
together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it
was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering
together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was
good. 11 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the
herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit
according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth";
and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb
that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields
fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God
saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the
14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the
heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for
signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be
for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the
earth"; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the
greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the
night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament
of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over
the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the
darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and
the morning were the fourth day.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of
living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the
face of the firmament of the heavens." 21 So God created great
sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the
waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird
according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God
blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the
waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 23 So
the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living
creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and
beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind,
cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the
earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to
Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,
over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the
earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He
created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God
blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply;
fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the
sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that
moves on the earth."
29 And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields
seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose
fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to
every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to
everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I
have given every green herb for food"; and it was so.
31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was
very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them,
were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which
He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work
which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and
sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which
God had created and made.
4 This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they
were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and
the heavens, 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth
and before any herb of the field had grown. For the LORD God had
not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till
the ground; 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the
whole face of the ground. 7 And the LORD God formed man of the
dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of
life; and man became a living being.
8 The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He
put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the LORD
God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good
for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 Now a river
went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted
and became four riverheads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon;
it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where
there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium
and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is
Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush.
14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which
goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the
Euphrates. 15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the
garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree
of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day
that you eat of it you shall surely die."
18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be
alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." 19 Out of
the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and
every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he
would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature,
that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the
birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam
there was not found a helper comparable to him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he
slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in
its place. 22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man
He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 And
Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be
joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And
they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not
1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the
ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat
of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a
tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit
in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he
does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind
drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the
judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the
ungodly shall perish.
27 After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named
Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow
Me." 28 So he left all, rose up, and followed Him. 29 Then Levi
gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great
number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them. 30
And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His
disciples, saying, "Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors
and sinners?" 31 Jesus answered and said to them, "Those who
are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to
repentance." 33 Then they said to Him, "Why do the disciples of
John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the
Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?" 34 And He said to them,
"Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the
bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come when the
bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in
those days." 36 Then He spoke a parable to them: "No one puts a
piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes
a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does
not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old
wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be
spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must
be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. 39 And no
one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he
says, "The old is better."'