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The Bible begins in Genesis 1-11 with the dawn of Creation and the early history of the world.
* The Account of Creation / Genesis 1:1-2:4a
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day" and the darkness "night."
And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
6 Then God said, "Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth." 7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8 God called the space "sky."
And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.
9 Then God said, "Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear." And that is what happened. 10 God called the dry ground "land" and the waters "seas." And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, "Let the land sprout with vegetation-every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came." And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation-all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.
14 Then God said, "Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them mark off the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth." And that is what happened. 16 God made two great lights-the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, 18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind." 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird-each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 Then God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth."
23 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day.
24 Then God said, "Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind-livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals." And that is what happened. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make human beings* in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground."
27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
28 Then God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground."
29 Then God said, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground-everything that has life." And that is what happened.
31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!
And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.
2:1 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2 On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.
4 This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth.
* The Man and Woman in Eden / Genesis 2:4b-25
4b When the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the Lord God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no people to cultivate the soil. 6 Instead, springs came up from the ground and watered all the land. 7 Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living person.
8 Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. 9 The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground-trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches. 11 The first branch, called the Pishon, flowed around the entire land of Havilah, where gold is found. 12 The gold of that land is exception- ally pure; aromatic resin and onyx stone are also found there. 13 The second branch, called the Gihon, flowed around the entire land of Cush. 14 The third branch, called the Tigris, flowed east of the land of Asshur. The fourth branch is called the Euphrates.
15 The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. 16 But the Lord God warned him, "You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden-17 except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die."
18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him." 19 So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man* to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. 20 He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.
21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man's ribs* and closed up the opening. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.
23 "At last!" the man exclaimed.
"This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken from 'man.'"
24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
25 Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.
* The Man and Woman Sin / Genesis 3:1-24
1 The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, "Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?"
2 "Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden," the woman replied. 3 "It's only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, 'You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.'"
4 "You won't die!" the serpent replied to the woman. 5 "God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil."
6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. 7 At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.
8 When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man* and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, " Where are you?"
10 He replied, "I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked."
11 "Who told you that you were naked?" the Lord God asked. "Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?"
12 The man replied, "It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it."
13 Then the Lord God asked the woman, "What have you done?"
"The serpent deceived me," she replied. "That's why I ate it."
14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent,
"Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live. 15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike* your head, and you will strike his heel."
16 Then he said to the woman,
"I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you."
17 And to the man he said,
"Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it.
18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. 19 By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return."
20 Then the man-Adam-named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all who live. 21 And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.
22 Then the Lord God said, "Look, the human beings* have become like us, knowing both good and evil. What if they reach out, take fruit from the tree of life, and eat it? Then they will live forever!" 23 So the Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made. 24 After sending them out, the Lord God stationed mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden. And he placed a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
* Cain, Abel, and Seth / Genesis 4:1-26
1 Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to Cain, she said, "With the Lord's help, I have produced a man!" 2 Later she gave birth to his brother and named him Abel.
When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground. 3 When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought a gift-the best of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, 5 but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.
6 "Why are you so angry?" the Lord asked Cain. "Why do you look so dejected? 7 You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master."
8 One day Cain suggested to his brother, "Let's go out into the fields." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.
9 Afterward the Lord asked Cain, " Where is your brother? Where is Abel?" "I don't know," Cain responded. "Am I my brother's guardian?"
10 But the Lord said, " What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground! 11 Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother's blood. 12 No longer will the ground yield good crops for you, no matter how hard you work! From now on you will be a homeless wanderer on the earth."
13 Cain replied to the Lord, "My punishment is too great for me to bear! 14 You have banished me from the land and from your presence; you have made me a homeless wanderer. Anyone who finds me will kill me!"
15 The Lord replied, "No, for I will give a sevenfold punishment to anyone who kills you." Then the Lord put a mark on Cain to warn anyone who might try to kill him. 16 So Cain left the Lord's presence and settled in the land of Nod,* east of Eden.
17 Cain had sexual relations with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Then Cain founded a city, which he named Enoch, after his son. 18 Enoch had a son named Irad. Irad became the father of* Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.
19 Lamech married two women. The first was named Adah, and the second was Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the first of those who raise livestock and live in tents. 21 His brother's name was Jubal, the first of all who play the harp and flute. 22 Lamech's other wife, Zillah, gave birth to a son named Tubal-cain. He became an expert in forging tools of bronze and iron. Tubal-cain had a sister named Naamah. 23 One day Lamech said to his wives,
"Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; listen to me, you wives of Lamech. I have killed a man who attacked me, a young man who wounded me. 24 If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!"
25 Adam had sexual relations with his wife again, and she gave birth to another son. She named him Seth, for she said, "God has granted me another son in place of Abel, whom Cain killed." 26 When Seth grew up, he had a son and named him Enosh. At that time people first began to worship the Lord by name.
* From Adam to Noah / Genesis 5:1-32
1 This is the written account of the descendants of Adam. When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself. 2 He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them "human."
3 When Adam was 130 years old, he became the father of a son who was just like him-in his very image. He named his son Seth. 4 After the birth of Seth, Adam lived another 800 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 5 Adam lived 930 years, and then he died.
6 When Seth was 105 years old, he became the father of Enosh. 7 After the birth of Enosh, Seth lived another 807 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 8 Seth lived 912 years, and then he died.
9 When Enosh was 90 years old, he became the father of Kenan. 10 After the birth of Kenan, Enosh lived another 815 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 11 Enosh lived 905 years, and then he died.
12 When Kenan was 70 years old, he became the father of Mahalalel. 13 After the birth of Mahalalel, Kenan lived another 840 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 14 Kenan lived 910 years, and then he died.
15 When Mahalalel was 65 years old, he became the father of Jared. 16 After the birth of Jared, Mahalalel lived another 830 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 17 Mahalalel lived 895 years, and then he died.
18 When Jared was 162 years old, he became the father of Enoch. 19 After the birth of Enoch, Jared lived another 800 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 20 Jared lived 962 years, and then he died.
21 When Enoch was 65 years old, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived in close fellowship with God for another 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 23 Enoch lived 365 years, 24 walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him.
25 When Methuselah was 187 years old, he became the father of Lamech. 26 After the birth of Lamech, Methuselah lived another 782 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 27 Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died.
28 When Lamech was 182 years old, he became the father of a son. 29 Lamech named his son Noah, for he said, "May he bring us relief from our work and the painful labor of farming this ground that the Lord has cursed." 30 After the birth of Noah, Lamech lived another 595 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 31 Lamech lived 777 years, and then he died.
32 By the time Noah was 500 years old, he was the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
* 1 Chronicles 1:1-4
1 The descendants of Adam were Seth, Enosh, 2 Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, 3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 4 and Noah.
The sons of Noah were Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
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Posted January 29, 2011
I started reading on January 1st, planning to read each day. I have read, however, I find that I get so hooked into the events, I can't put it down! The scripture goes in chronological order. In the same section, there may be verses from different books, both the old and new testaments. Anytime a reference is made, all scripture verses are included. It is a fabulous way to read the entire Bible. It flows more like a book. I like the way the Psalms are connected to the stories of David. After reading the background information, the Psalms feel more connected. I feel that this is the best way to read the Bible through. Events and stories make more sense to me now that I am reading about them in full context; I get the entire story that is spread throughout the Bible. I am really enjoying reading this book.
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Posted July 21, 2012
I have owned the paperback version of this Bible for several years now. The cover is curled, the pages are bent and worn. There are marks, highlights and notes throughout - and I plan to keep using it! The ebook version will be for my convenience when traveling or running to school too early to do devotions. I wasn't sure about this version at all, even though it came highly recommended to me, because I tend to be a NKJ or KJ person. There are some passages I still prefer in KJ, but I love the NLT! Also, this was my first chronological Bible. My church reads the One Year Bible, and I did too - then I found this and having things in Chronological order is a real eye opener! You get to see the sequence of events and realize all sorts of things that were happening at the same time in a way you never realized before. I recommend this Bible to everyone!
There are days when it will take longer than 15 minutes to read - and some of those I split up. There will also be days you get caught up in the story and go past your daily reading. Either way is alright! The thing is, you are reading the Word! Don't beat yourself up and quit if you miss a day or two - or even more. Just pick it up and start again. If you don't have time to catch up, start at the date you are on. God understands. He is glad you are spending time with Him. Buy this Bible! You will love it!
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Posted January 5, 2012
How can you give a Bible any less than the highest rating? Aside from that , I would greatly recommend this Bible for an interesting and informative change. Read the daily readings and at the end of the year you will not only have read the entire Bible but you would have read it in the order it happened.
Greatly recommend it.
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I have spent this year reading this particular Bible and can hardly wait to start again January 1. I have previously read various translations, including King James, the NIV, and a couple of others, but have always wondered about the chronology. I was so happy to find this one. Some places, I like to compare the language to what's written in other translations, but this one has given me yet another perspective that I can appreciate.
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Posted February 2, 2011
This Bible is easy reading and written is story form. If you have problems understanding the Bible, buy this book; very interesting and easy to understand, this would make a lovely gift, especially a new Christian.
I WANT THIS AVAILABLE ON NOOK.....VERY UPSET NOT AVAILABLE. I AM HOOKED ON THE NOOK
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Posted March 23, 2009
I chose this because I wanted the New Living Translation which I believe can be easier to read. The amount to read each day is definitely do-able - may take 10-15 minutes. I liked this version as well because the words go all the way across the page and are not in columns like a "normal" Bible, so I feel it's easier to read - more like a book.
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Posted January 25, 2012
I looked for this last year and it was not available, so I snatched it up this year and have been reading it daily. I love ebooks.
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Posted January 9, 2010
This helps bring historical events together with Psalms etc.
It brings together elements of the New and Old Testaments.
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Posted February 25, 2012
I sent copies of this book to family and friends for Christmas. This translation is so easy to understand and the chronology arrangement makes more sense when reading the Bible. I'm on my third time through and still picking up things I missed. It is being used in at least one Bible study group.
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Posted January 30, 2012
This bible has been a terrific investment for the new year. It is easy to read and takes only about 15 minutes each day. Would highly recommend as a 'read thru' bible. Would not recommend as only bible in your library as it is not condusive to looking up scriptures, etc. It's never too late to start your daily reading plan!
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I have been wanting to read the bible through for years and this is truly the way to do it. It is easy to understand and reads like a chapter book.
I bought the hardcopy and had to have it on my nook as well since most of my reading is done before bed.
Posted April 25, 2014
My kids and I love this bible! We read it together every night before bed, and even my five year old understand most of it. I always hated reading the bible because I didn't understand KJV. Now, our faith has deepened and I actually understand God's truths.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 15, 2014
Love the transltion. Love the way it is designed. Love God's word placed in chronological order. Love the yearly reading plan. Hate that the app CONSTANTLY freezes up every time I use it. I have to trick it into turning the page by entering "go to page..." then we will be good for awhile. It also gets a mind of it's own sometimes when I want to highlight scripture. If you are easily thrown into a mood swing, bypass this app.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 1, 2013
I have no complaint with the content - only the way this Nook version works. Starting about halfway through, the pages started freezing and doing wonky things - often resulting in a forced close. I don' t think it's my device as I've had no problems with other books or apps. Hopefulky they will fix this.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted March 8, 2013
Very easy to read and reference. Easy to keep track of daily readings. I would not change a thing, and will to continue to highly recommend the One Year Chronological Bible.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 25, 2013
I purchased this Chronological Bible to hopefully make it easier for me to stick with my goal of reading the Bible within a one year time frame. The only problem is, with the way this Bible is set up, like a continuing story, I'll probably have the entire Bible read in about six months! It's easy to read, interesting, and I don't want to stop when I reach the end of the day's "required" reading! I recommend this Bible to anyone who is wanting to better understand the written word of God, anyone who wants to experience a more rich and rewarding personal Bible study and worship, and anyone who, like me, simply wanted to achieve a goal of reading the entire Bible in the time frame of one year!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.