Bible in a Year – January – 5 | Day – 5

January – 5 | Day – 5
Old Testament: Genesis – 8-9 | Isaiah – 4:1-5:16

1 Then God remembered Noah, and all living things, and all the cattle, which were with him in the ark, and he brought a wind across the earth, and the waters were diminished.

2 And the fountains of the abyss and the floodgates of heaven were closed. And the rain from heaven was restrained.

3 And the waters were restored to their coming and going from the earth. And they began to diminish after one hundred and fifty days.

4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, upon the mountains of Armenia.

5 Yet in truth, the waters were departing and decreasing until the tenth month. For in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tips of the mountains appeared.

6 And when forty days had passed, Noah, opening the window that he had made in the ark, sent forth a raven,

7 which went forth and did not return, until the waters were dried up across the earth.

8 Likewise, he sent forth a dove after him, in order to see if the waters had now ceased upon the face of the earth.

9 But when she did not find a place where her foot might rest, she returned to him in the ark. For the waters were upon the whole earth. And he extended his hand and caught her, and he brought her into the ark.

10 And then, having waited a further seven days, he again sent forth the dove out of the ark.

11 And she came to him in the evening, carrying in her mouth an olive branch with green leaves. Noah then understood that the waters had ceased upon the earth.

12 And nevertheless, he waited another seven days. And he sent forth the dove, which no longer returned to him.

13 Therefore, in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the waters were diminished upon the earth. And Noah, opening the cover of the ark, gazed out and saw that the surface of the earth had become dry.

14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was made dry.

15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying:

16 Go out of the ark, you and your wife, your sons and the wives of your sons with you.

17 Bring out with you all the living things that are with you, all that is flesh: as with the birds, so also with the wild beasts and all the animals that move upon the earth. And enter upon the land: increase and multiply upon it.”

18 And so Noah and his sons went out, and his wife and the wives of his sons with him.

19 Then also all living things, and the cattle, and the animals that move upon the earth, according to their kinds, departed from the ark.

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord. And, taking from each of the cattle and birds that were clean, he offered holocausts upon the altar.

21 And the Lord smelled the sweet odor and said: “I will no longer curse the earth because of man. For the feelings and thoughts of the heart of man are prone to evil from his youth. Therefore, I will no longer pierce every living soul as I have done.

22 All the days of the earth, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, night and day, will not cease.”

1 And God blessed Noah and his sons. And he said to them: “Increase, and multiply, and fill the earth.

2 And let the fear and trembling of you be upon all the animals of the earth, and upon all the birds of the air, along with all that moves across the earth. All the fish of the sea have been delivered into your hand.

3 And everything that moves and lives will be food for you. Just as with the edible plants, I have delivered them all to you,

4 except that flesh with blood you shall not eat.

5 For I will examine the blood of your lives at the hand of every beast. So also, at the hand of mankind, at the hand of each man and his brother, I will examine the life of mankind.

6 Whoever will shed human blood, his blood will be poured out. For man was indeed made to the image of God.

7 But as for you: increase and multiply, and go forth upon the earth and fulfill it.”

8 To Noah and to his sons with him, God also said this:

9 Behold, I will establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,

10 and with every living soul that is with you: as much with the birds as with the cattle and all the animals of the earth that have gone forth from the ark, and with all the wild beasts of the earth.

11 I will establish my covenant with you, and no longer will all that is flesh be put to death by the waters of a great flood, and, henceforth, there will not be a great flood to utterly destroy the earth.”

12 And God said: “This is the sign of the pact that I grant between me and you, and to every living soul that is with you, for perpetual generations.

13 I will place my arc in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the pact between myself and the earth.

14 And when I obscure the sky with clouds, my arc will appear in the clouds.

15 And I will remember my covenant with you, and with every living soul that enlivens flesh. And there will no longer be waters from a great flood to wipe away all that is flesh.

16 And the arc will be in the clouds, and I will see it, and I will remember the everlasting covenant that was enacted between God and every living soul of all that is flesh upon the earth.”

17 And God said to Noah, “This will be the sign of the covenant that I have established between myself and all that is flesh upon the earth.”

18 And so the sons of Noah, who came out of the ark, were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Now Ham himself is the father of Canaan.

19 These three are the sons of Noah. And from these all the family of mankind was spread over the whole earth.

20 And Noah, a good farmer, began to cultivate the land, and he planted a vineyard.

21 And by drinking its wine, he became inebriated and was naked in his tent.

22 Because of this, when Ham, the father of Canaan, had indeed seen the privates of his father to be naked, he reported it to his two brothers outside.

23 And truly, Shem and Japheth put a cloak upon their arms, and, advancing backwards, covered the privates of their father. And their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father’s manhood.

24 Then Noah, awaking from the wine, when he had learned what his younger son had done to him,

25 he said, “Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants will he be to his brothers.”

26 And he said: “Blessed be the Lord God of Shem, let Canaan be his servant.

27 May God enlarge Japheth, and may he live in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.”

28 And after the great flood, Noah lived for three hundred and fifty years.

29 And all his days were completed in nine hundred and fifty years, and then he died.

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1 And seven women will take hold of one man, in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothing, only let us be called by your name, so as to take away our reproach.”

2 In that day, the seedling of the Lord will have magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth will be greatly-esteemed and a source of joy to those who will have been saved out of Israel.

3 And this shall be: all who are left behind in Zion, and who remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, all who have been written in life in Jerusalem.

4 Then the Lord will have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and will have washed away the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by means of a spirit of judgment and a spirit of intense devotion.

5 And the Lord will create, over every place of Mount Zion and wherever he is called upon, a cloud by day and a smoke with the splendor of burning fire by night. For protection will be over every glory.

6 And there will be a tabernacle for shade from the heat in daytime, and for security, and for protection from the whirlwind and from rain.

1 I will sing to my beloved the canticle of my paternal cousin, about his vineyard. A vineyard was made for my beloved, at the horn in the son of oil.

2 And he fenced it in, and he picked the stones out of it, and he planted it with the best vines, and he built a tower in the middle of it, and he set up a winepress within it. And he expected it to produce grapes, but it produced wild vines.

3 Now then, inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah: judge between me and my vineyard.

4 What more should I have done for my vineyard that I did not do for it? Should I not have expected it to produce grapes, though it produced wild vines?

5 And now, I will reveal to you what I will do to my vineyard. I will take away its fence, and it will be plundered. I will pull down its wall, and it will be trampled.

6 And I will make it desolate. It will not be pruned, and it will not be dug. And briers and thorns will rise up. And I will command the clouds not to rain upon it.

7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel. And the man of Judah is his delightful seedling. And I expected that he would do judgment, and behold iniquity, and that he would do justice, and behold an outcry.

8 Woe to you who join house to house, and who combine field to field, even to the limits of the place! Do you intend to live alone in the midst of the earth?

9 These things are in my ears, says the Lord of hosts. Otherwise, many houses, great and beautiful, will become desolate, without an inhabitant.

10 Then ten acres of vineyard will produce one small bottle of wine, and thirty measures of seed will produce three measures of grain.

11 Woe to you who rise up in the morning to pursue drunkenness, and to drink even until evening, so as to be inflamed with wine.

12 Harp and lyre and timbrel and pipe, as well as wine, are at your feasts. But you do not respect the work of the Lord, nor do you consider the works of his hands.

13 Because of this, my people have been led away as captives, for they did not have knowledge, and their nobles have passed away from famine, and their multitudes have dried up from thirst.

14 For this reason, Hell has expanded its soul, and has opened its mouth without any limits. And their strong ones, and their people, and their exalted and glorious ones will descend into it.

15 And man will be bowed down, and man will be humbled, and the eyes of the exalted will be brought low.

16 And the Lord of hosts will be exalted in judgment, and the holy God will be sanctified in justice.

Psalms: Psalms – 4

1 In parts according to verses. A Psalm of David.

2 When I called upon him, the God of my justice heeded me. In tribulation, you have enlarged me. Have mercy on me, and heed my prayer.

3 Sons of men, how long will you be dull in heart, so that whatever you love is in vain, and whatever you seek is false?

4 And know this: the Lord has made wondrous his holy one. The Lord will heed me when I cry out to him.

5 Be angry, and do not be willing to sin. The things that you say in your hearts: be sorry for them on your beds.

6 Offer the sacrifice of justice, and hope in the Lord. Many say, “Who reveals to us what is good?”

7 The light of your countenance, Lord, has been sealed upon us. You have given joy to my heart.

8 By the fruit of their grain, wine, and oil, they have been multiplied.

9 In peace itself, I will sleep and I will rest.

10 For you, O Lord, have established me singularly in hope.

New Testament: Matthew – 5:1-19

1 Then, seeing the crowds, he ascended the mountain, and when he had sat down, his disciples drew near to him,

2 and opening his mouth, he taught them, saying:

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.

5 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be consoled.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

10 Blessed are those who endure persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are you when they have slandered you, and persecuted you, and spoken all kinds of evil against you, falsely, for my sake:

12 be glad and exult, for your reward in heaven is plentiful. For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

13 You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, with what will it be salted? It is no longer useful at all, except to be cast out and trampled under by men.

14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.

15 And they do not light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, so that it may shine to all who are in the house.

16 So then, let your light shine in the sight of men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father, who is in heaven.

17 Do not think that I have come to loosen the law or the prophets. I have not come to loosen, but to fulfill.

18 Amen I say to you, certainly, until heaven and earth pass away, not one iota, not one dot shall pass away from the law, until all is done.

19 Therefore, whoever will have loosened one of the least of these commandments, and have taught men so, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever will have done and taught these, such a one shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Simplest Bible in a Year plan compiled using the “Catholic Public Domain Version Bible“. This is not the Readings at the Mass. For the Mass Readings, check the Mass Readings taken from the New Jerusalem Bible or the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.
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