Day 30

Mark 2


2:1 When he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that he was in the house. 

2:2 Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them. 

2:3 Four people came, carrying a paralytic to him. 

2:4 When they could not come near to him for the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. When they had broken it up, they let down the mat that the paralytic was lying on. 

2:5 Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you." 

2:6 But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, 

2:7 "Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 

2:8 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you reason these things in your hearts? 

2:9 Which is easier, to tell the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven;' or to say, 'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?' 

2:10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--he said to the paralytic--

2:11 "I tell you, arise, take up your mat, and go to your house." 

2:12 He arose, and immediately took up the mat, and went out in front of them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!" 

2:13 He went out again by the seaside. All the multitude came to him, and he taught them. 

2:14 As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him. 

2:15 It happened, that he was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many, and they followed him. 

2:16 The scribes and the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why is it that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?" 

2:17 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." 

2:18 John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and asked him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?" 

2:19 Jesus said to them, "Can the groomsmen fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can't fast. 

2:20 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then will they fast in that day. 

2:21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, or else the patch shrinks and the new tears away from the old, and a worse hole is made. 

2:22 No one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and the wine pours out, and the skins will be destroyed; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins." 

2:23 It happened that he was going on the Sabbath day through the grain fields, and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of grain. 

2:24 The Pharisees said to him, "Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?" 

2:25 He said to them, "Did you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry--he, and those who were with him? 

2:26 How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the show bread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?" 

2:27 He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 

2:28 Therefore the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath." 

 


1 Corinthians 15


15:1 Now I declare to you, brothers, the Good News which I preached to you, which also you received, in which you also stand, 

15:2 by which also you are saved, if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. 

15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 

15:4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 

15:5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 

15:6 Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers at once, most of whom remain until now, but some have also fallen asleep. 

15:7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 

15:8 and last of all, as to the child born at the wrong time, he appeared to me also. 

15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God. 

15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am. His grace which was bestowed on me was not futile, but I worked more than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 

15:11 Whether then it is I or they, so we preach, and so you believed. 

15:12 Now if Christ is preached, that he has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 

15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been raised. 

15:14 If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain. 

15:15 Yes, we are found false witnesses of God, because we testified about God that he raised up Christ, whom he didn't raise up, if it is so that the dead are not raised. 

15:16 For if the dead aren't raised, neither has Christ been raised. 

15:17 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins. 

15:18 Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 

15:19 If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable. 

15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep. 

15:21 For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man. 

15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 

15:23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ's, at his coming. 

15:24 Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the Kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power. 

15:25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 

15:26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 

15:27 For, "He put all things in subjection under his feet."{Psalm 8:6} But when he says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him. 

15:28 When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all. 

15:29 Or else what will they do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead aren't raised at all, why then are they baptized for the dead? 

15:30 Why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour? 

15:31 I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 

15:32 If I fought with animals at Ephesus for human purposes, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, then "let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."{Isaiah 22:13} 

15:33 Don't be deceived! "Evil companionships corrupt good morals." 

15:34 Wake up righteously, and don't sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 

15:35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised?" and, "With what kind of body do they come?" 

15:36 You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies. 

15:37 That which you sow, you don't sow the body that will be, but a bare grain, maybe of wheat, or of some other kind. 

15:38 But God gives it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own. 

15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds. 

15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial differs from that of the terrestrial. 

15:41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. 

15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. 

15:43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. 

15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body and there is also a spiritual body. 

15:45 So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul."{Genesis 2:7} The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 

15:46 However that which is spiritual isn't first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual. 

15:47 The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven. 

15:48 As is the one made of dust, such are those who are also made of dust; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 

15:49 As we have borne the image of those made of dust, let's{NU, TR read "we will" instead of "let's"} also bear the image of the heavenly. 

15:50 Now I say this, brothers,{The word for "brothers" here and where context allows may also be correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."} that flesh and blood can't inherit the Kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. 

15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 

15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. 

15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 

15:54 But when this corruptible will have put on incorruption, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then what is written will happen: "Death is swallowed up in victory."{Isaiah 25:8} 

15:55 "Death, where is your sting? Hades{or, Hell}, where is your victory?"{Hosea 13:14} 

15:56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 

15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 


 

1 Corinthians 16


16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I commanded the assemblies of Galatia, you do likewise. 

16:2 On the first day of the week, let each one of you save, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come. 

16:3 When I arrive, I will send whoever you approve with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem. 

16:4 If it is appropriate for me to go also, they will go with me. 

16:5 But I will come to you when I have passed through Macedonia, for I am passing through Macedonia. 

16:6 But with you it may be that I will stay, or even winter, that you may send me on my journey wherever I go. 

16:7 For I do not wish to see you now in passing, but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits. 

16:8 But I will stay at Ephesus until Pentecost, 

16:9 for a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 

16:10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear, for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do. 

16:11 Therefore let no one despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brothers. 

16:12 Now concerning Apollos, the brother, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers; and it was not at all his desire to come now; but he will come when he has an opportunity. 

16:13 Watch! Stand firm in the faith! Be courageous! Be strong! 

16:14 Let all that you do be done in love. 

16:15 Now I beg you, brothers (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to serve the saints), 

16:16 that you also be in subjection to such, and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. 

16:17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus; for that which was lacking on your part, they supplied. 

16:18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge those who are like that. 

16:19 The assemblies of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you much in the Lord, together with the assembly that is in their house. 

16:20 All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 

16:21 This greeting is by me, Paul, with my own hand. 

16:22 If any man doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed{Greek: anathema.}. Come, Lord!{Aramaic: Maranatha!} 

16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 

16:24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.