The Bible Reading Plan

Readings for January 31:

First, Genesis Chapter 21 verses 17 to 34. Follow that by reading from Judges Chapter 5 verse 18 to Chapter 6 verse 11. The third part is 1 Chronicles Chapter 16 verses 4 to 29; and lastly Matthew Chapter 20 verses 17 to 34

You can read the passages below. If you're looking to read for a different day or want to use your own Bible, then here’s the entire year’s plan as a list. Enjoy!

Section 1

Genesis Chapter 21

17God (Elohim) heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God (Elohim) called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God (Elohim) has heard the voice of the boy where he is. 18Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation." 19God (Elohim) opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink. 20God (Elohim) was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer. 21He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt. 22It happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, "God (Elohim) is with you in all that you do. 23Now, therefore, swear to me here by God (Elohim) that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have lived as a foreigner." 24Abraham said, "I will swear." 25Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 26Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today." 27Abraham took sheep and cattle, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant. 28Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?" 30He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well." 31Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because they both swore there. 32So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of his army, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. 33Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of TheIAM (Yahweh) , the Everlasting God (El) . 34Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.

Section 2

Judges Chapter 5

18Zebulun was a people that jeopardized their lives to the deaths; Naphtali also, on the high places of the field. 19"The kings came and fought, then the kings of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. They took no plunder of silver. 20From the sky the stars fought. From their courses, they fought against Sisera. 21The river Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. My soul, march on with strength. 22Then the horse hoofs stamped because of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones. 23'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) . 'Curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they didn't come to help TheIAM (Yahweh) , to help TheIAM (Yahweh) against the mighty.' 24"Jael shall be blessed above women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; blessed shall she be above women in the tent. 25He asked for water. She gave him milk. She brought him butter in a lordly dish. 26She put her hand to the tent peg, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer. With the hammer she struck Sisera. She struck through his head. Yes, she pierced and struck through his temples. 27At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay. At her feet he bowed, he fell. Where he bowed, there he fell down dead. 28"Through the window she looked out, and cried: Sisera's mother looked through the lattice. 'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why do the wheels of his chariots wait?' 29Her wise ladies answered her, Yes, she returned answer to herself, 30'Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil? A lady, two ladies to every man; to Sisera a spoil of dyed garments, a spoil of dyed garments embroidered, of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the spoil?' 31"So let all your enemies perish, TheIAM (Yahweh) , but let those who love him be as the sun when it rises forth in its strength." Then the land had rest forty years.

Judges Chapter 6

1The children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of TheIAM (Yahweh) : and TheIAM (Yahweh) delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2The hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds. 3So it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east; they came up against them; 4and they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, until you come to Gaza, and left no sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor donkey. 5For they came up with their livestock and their tents; they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number: and they came into the land to destroy it. 6Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried to TheIAM (Yahweh) . 7It happened, when the children of Israel cried to TheIAM (Yahweh) because of Midian, 8that TheIAM (Yahweh) sent a prophet to the children of Israel: and he said to them, "Thus says TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel, 'I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of slavery; 9and I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out from before you, and gave you their land; 10and I said to you, "I am TheIAM (Yahweh) your God (Elohim) ; you shall not fear the gods (Elohim) of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell." But you have not listened to my voice.'" 11The angel of TheIAM (Yahweh) came, and sat under the oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained to Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.

Section 3

1 Chronicles Chapter 16

4He appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of TheIAM (Yahweh) , and to celebrate and to thank and praise TheIAM (Yahweh) , the God (Elohim) of Israel: 5Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with stringed instruments and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud; 6and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God (Elohim) . 7Then on that day David first ordained to give thanks to TheIAM (Yahweh) , by the hand of Asaph and his brothers. 8Oh give thanks to TheIAM (Yahweh) . Call on his name. Make his doings known among the peoples. 9Sing to him. Sing praises to him. Tell of all his marvelous works. 10Glory in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek TheIAM (Yahweh) rejoice. 11Seek TheIAM (Yahweh) and his strength. Seek his face forever more. 12Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, 13you seed of Israel his servant, you children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 14He is TheIAM (Yahweh) our God (Elohim) . His judgments are in all the earth. 15Remember his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations, 16[the covenant] which he made with Abraham, his oath to Isaac. 17He confirmed the same to Jacob for a statute, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18saying, "I will give you the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance," 19when you were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and foreigners were in it. 20They went about from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people. 21He allowed no man to do them wrong. Yes, he reproved kings for their sakes, 22"Don't touch my anointed (mashiach) ! Do my prophets no harm!" 23Sing to TheIAM (Yahweh) , all the earth! Display his salvation from day to day. 24Declare his glory among the nations, and his marvelous works among all the peoples. 25For great is TheIAM (Yahweh) , and greatly to be praised. He also is to be feared above all gods (Elohim) . 26For all the gods (Elohim) of the peoples are idols, but TheIAM (Yahweh) made the heavens. 27Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and gladness are in his place. 28Ascribe to TheIAM (Yahweh) , you relatives of the peoples, ascribe to TheIAM (Yahweh) glory and strength! 29Ascribe to TheIAM (Yahweh) the glory due to his name. Bring an offering, and come before him. Worship TheIAM (Yahweh) in holy array.

Section 4

Matthew Chapter 20

17As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 18"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 19and will hand him over to the Gentiles to mock, to scourge, and to crucify; and the third day he will be raised up." 20Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him. 21He said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Command that these, my two sons, may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in your Kingdom." 22But Jesus answered, "You don't know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They said to him, "We are able." 23He said to them, "You will indeed drink my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, but to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for whom it has been prepared by my Father." 24When the ten heard it, they were indignant with the two brothers. 25But Jesus summoned them, and said, "You know that the rulers of the nations domineer (katakurieuo) them, and their great ones dominate them. 26It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. 27Whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant, 28even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 29As they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30Behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord (Kurios) , have mercy on us, you son of David!" 31The multitude rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they cried out even more, "Lord (Kurios) , have mercy on us, you son of David!" 32Jesus stood still, and called them, and asked, "What do you want me to do for you?" 33They told him, "Lord (Kurios) , that our eyes may be opened." 34Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed him.