Day 29

Mark 1


1:1 The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 

1:2 As it is written in the prophets, "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.{Malachi 3:1} 

1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Lord! Make his paths straight!'"{Isaiah 40:3} 

1:4 John came baptizing{or, immersing} in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins. 

1:5 All the country of Judea and all those of Jerusalem went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins. 

1:6 John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. 

1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. 

1:8 I baptized you in{The Greek word (en) translated here as "in" could also be translated as "with" in some contexts.} water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit." 

1:9 It happened in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 

1:10 Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 

1:11 A voice came out of the sky, "You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." 

1:12 Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. 

1:13 He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels were serving him. 

1:14 Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God, 

1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News." 

1:16 Passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 

1:17 Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you into fishers for men." 

1:18 Immediately they left their nets, and followed him. 

1:19 Going on a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets. 

1:20 Immediately he called them, and they left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him. 

1:21 They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. 

1:22 They were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes. 

1:23 Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, 

1:24 saying, "Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!" 

1:25 Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" 

1:26 The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 

1:27 They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!" 

1:28 The report of him went out immediately everywhere into all the region of Galilee and its surrounding area. 

1:29 Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 

1:30 Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 

1:31 He came and took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them. 

1:32 At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were sick, and those who were possessed by demons. 

1:33 All the city was gathered together at the door. 

1:34 He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn't allow the demons to speak, because they knew him. 

1:35 Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there. 

1:36 Simon and those who were with him followed after him; 

1:37 and they found him, and told him, "Everyone is looking for you." 

1:38 He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason." 

1:39 He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons. 

1:40 A leper came to him, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If you want to, you can make me clean." 

1:41 Being moved with compassion, he stretched out his hand, and touched him, and said to him, "I want to. Be made clean." 

1:42 When he had said this, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean. 

1:43 He strictly warned him, and immediately sent him out, 

1:44 and said to him, "See you say nothing to anybody, but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." 

1:45 But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from everywhere. 

 


1 Corinthians 13


13:1 If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. 

13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don't have love, I am nothing. 

13:3 If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don't have love, it profits me nothing. 

13:4 Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud, 

13:5 doesn't behave itself inappropriately, doesn't seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; 

13:6 doesn't rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 

13:7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 

13:8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. Where there are various languages, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with. 

13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part; 

13:10 but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with. 

13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things. 

13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I was also fully known. 

13:13 But now faith, hope, and love remain--these three. The greatest of these is love. 

 


1 Corinthians 14


14:1 Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 

14:2 For he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the Spirit he speaks mysteries. 

14:3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation. 

14:4 He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly. 

14:5 Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages, but rather that you would prophesy. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up. 

14:6 But now, brothers,{The word for "brothers" here and where context allows may also be correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."} if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching? 

14:7 Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they didn't give a distinction in the sounds, how would it be known what is piped or harped? 

14:8 For if the trumpet gave an uncertain sound, who would prepare himself for war? 

14:9 So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air. 

14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of sounds in the world, and none of them is without meaning. 

14:11 If then I don't know the meaning of the sound, I would be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks would be a foreigner to me. 

14:12 So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly. 

14:13 Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret. 

14:14 For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 

14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 

14:16 Otherwise if you bless with the spirit, how will he who fills the place of the unlearned say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, seeing he doesn't know what you say? 

14:17 For you most certainly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up. 

14:18 I thank my God, I speak with other languages more than you all. 

14:19 However in the assembly I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in another language. 

14:20 Brothers, don't be children in thoughts, yet in malice be babies, but in thoughts be mature. 

14:21 In the law it is written, "By men of strange languages and by the lips of strangers I will speak to this people. Not even thus will they hear me, says the Lord."{Isaiah 28:11-12} 

14:22 Therefore other languages are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to the unbelieving; but prophesying is for a sign, not to the unbelieving, but to those who believe. 

14:23 If therefore the whole assembly is assembled together and all speak with other languages, and unlearned or unbelieving people come in, won't they say that you are crazy? 

14:24 But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all. 

14:25 And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed. So he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed. 

14:26 What is it then, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has another language, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to build each other up. 

14:27 If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret. 

14:28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God. 

14:29 Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern. 

14:30 But if a revelation is made to another sitting by, let the first keep silent. 

14:31 For you all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted. 

14:32 The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets, 

14:33 for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the assemblies of the saints, 

14:34 let your wives keep silent in the assemblies, for it has not been permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as the law also says. 

14:35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly. 

14:36 What? Was it from you that the word of God went out? Or did it come to you alone? 

14:37 If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him recognize the things which I write to you, that they are the commandment of the Lord. 

14:38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant. 

14:39 Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages. 

14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.