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Exodus 1 - Israel Multiplies in Egypt

A. Israel's affliction in Egypt. 1. (1-6) The twelve sons of Jacob who came into Egypt. Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt; each man and his household came with Jacob: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. Al... Read More

Exodus 2 - Moses' Birth and Early Career

A. Moses' birth and childhood. 1. (1-2) Moses is born - a beautiful child, of the tribe of Levi. And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. a. So the woman c... Read More

Exodus 3 - Moses and the Burning Bush

A. God's call to Moses from the burning bush. 1. (1-3) Moses and the burning bush on Mount Horeb. Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appea... Read More

Exodus 4 - Moses' Commission from God

A. God gives Moses signs to confirm his ministry. 1. (1) Moses asks, "How will they believe me?" Then Moses answered and said, "But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, 'The Lord has not appeared to you.'" a. But suppose they will not believe me: It was not wrong... Read More

Genesis 1

A. Thoughts to begin with as we study the Bible: how do we approach the Bible? 1. We come to the Bible knowing there is a God. a. The Bible does not make elaborate arguments for the existence of God. However, it does tell us how we can know God exists. b. The Bible tells us we can know God exists be... Read More

Genesis 10 - The Table of Nations

The tenth chapter of Genesis . . . stands absolutely alone in ancient literature, without a remote parallel, even among the Greeks, where we find the closest approach to a distribution of peoples in genealogical framework . . . The Table of Nations remains an astonishing accurate document. (William ... Read More

Genesis 11 - Mankind after the Flood; the Tower of Babel

A. The tower of Babel. 1. (1-4) A tower in the land of Shinar. Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and ... Read More

Genesis 12 - God's Call of Abram; Abram in Egypt

A. God's promise to Abram. 1. (1-3) God's previous covenant with Abram. Now the Lord had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be... Read More

Genesis 13 - God Promises Abram the Land Again

A. Abram and Lot separate. 1. (1-4) Abram returns to the land promised to him. Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South. Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel, to ... Read More

Genesis 14 - Abram Rescues Lot and Meets Melchizedek

A. Abram rescues Lot from the confederacy of kings. 1. (1-10) The four kings of the cities in the region of Sodom and Gomorrah rebel against the confederation of five kings of nations ruling over them. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer k... Read More

Genesis 15 - God Confirms the Covenant with Abram

A. God speaks to Abram's fears and doubts with a promise. 1. (1) The word of the Lord comes to Abram in a vision. After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." a. After these things the word of t... Read More

Genesis 16 - Hagar and the Birth of Ishmael

A. Sarai gives her servant girl Hagar to Abram. 1. (1-2) Sari proposes a child for Abram through Hagar. Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, "See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Pl... Read More

Genesis 17 - God Reaffirms the Covenant

A. An appearance from God, a change of name for Abram. 1. (1-2) God appears to Abram when he is 99 years old. When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and wil... Read More

Genesis 18 - The Promise of Isaac Confirmed

A. Abraham meets some very important visitors. 1. (1-5) Abraham invites the Lord and two others to a meal. Then the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing b... Read More

Genesis 19 - The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

A. The two angels come to Sodom. 1. (1-3) Lot convinces the angelic visitors to stay with him. Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. And he said, "Here ... Read More

Genesis 2

A. The completion of creation. 1. (1-3) The seventh day of creation. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 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. Then God blessed the sevent... Read More

Genesis 20 - Abraham Lies About Sarah Again

A. Abraham's lie, God's protection. 1. (1-2) Abraham lies in a similar manner as before. And Abraham journeyed from there to the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and stayed in Gerar. Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. a. ... Read More

Genesis 21 - The Birth of Isaac

A. The birth of Isaac. 1. (1) God fulfills His promise to Abraham and Sarah. And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. a. The Lord visited Sarah as He had said: It took a long time (25 years) for this promise to come to pass, but God was faithful to His ... Read More

Genesis 22 - Abraham Willing to Offer Isaac

A. God's command to Abraham and his response. 1. (1-2) God tests the faith of Abraham. Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am." Then He said, "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Mor... Read More

Genesis 23 - Sarah Dies and Is Buried

A. The death of Sarah. 1. (1) The death of Sarah. Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. a. Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years: Sarah is the only woman in the Bible whose age at death is recorded; it gives us some measure of understandi... Read More

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