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Read through the Whole Bible
Enjoy daily readings for 365 days, each with one Old Testament reading, one New Testament reading, and one reading from the Psalms. Over the course of a year, you’ll read the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice.

This reading plan is featured in the ESV Journaling Bible.

© 2018 Crossway. All Rights Reserved.

    November 30: Ezekiel 29–31; Psalm 120; 2 Thessalonians 2–3

    November 30: Ezekiel 29–31; Psalm 120; 2 Thessalonians 2–3

    Old Testament:


    Ezekiel 29–31






    Ezekiel 29–31 (Listen)
    Prophecy Against Egypt
    29 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt; 3 speak, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD:


      “Behold, I am against you,
        Pharaoh king of Egypt,
      the great dragon that lies
        in the midst of his streams,
      that says, ‘My Nile is my own;
        I made it for myself.’
    4   I will put hooks in your jaws,
        and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales;
      and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams,
        with all the fish of your streams
        that stick to your scales.
    5   And I will cast you out into the wilderness,
        you and all the fish of your streams;
      you shall fall on the open field,
        and not be brought together or gathered.
      To the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the heavens
        I give you as food.


    6 Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD.

    “Because you1 have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel, 7 when they grasped you with the hand, you broke and tore all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins to shake.2 8 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will bring a sword upon you, and will cut off from you man and beast, 9 and the land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste. Then they will know that I am the LORD.

    “Because you3 said, ‘The Nile is mine, and I made it,’ 10 therefore, behold, I am against you and against your streams, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Cush. 11 No foot of man shall pass through it, and no foot of beast shall pass through it; it shall be uninhabited forty years. 12 And I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of desolated countries, and her cities shall be a desolation forty years among cities that are laid waste. I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries.

    13 “For thus says the Lord GOD: At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered, 14 and I will restore the fortunes of Egypt and bring them back to the land of Pathros, the land of their origin, and there they shall be a lowly kingdom. 15 It shall be the most lowly of the kingdoms, and never again exalt itself above the nations. And I will make them so small that they will never again rule over the nations. 16 And it shall never again be the reliance of the house of Israel, recalling their iniquity, when they turn to them for aid. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.”

    17 In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 18 “Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre. Every head was made bald, and every shoulder was rubbed bare, yet neither he nor his army got anything from Tyre to pay for the labor that he had performed against her. 19 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and he shall carry off its wealth4 and despoil it and plunder it; and it shall be the wages for his army. 20 I have given him the land of Egypt as his payment for which he labored, because they worked for me, declares the Lord GOD.

    21 “On that day I will cause a horn to spring up for the house of Israel, and I will open your lips among them. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”

    A Lament for Egypt
    30 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD:


      “Wail, ‘Alas for the day!’
    3     For th

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    November 29: Ezekiel 27–28; Psalm 119:169–176; 2 Thessalonians 1

    November 29: Ezekiel 27–28; Psalm 119:169–176; 2 Thessalonians 1

    Old Testament:


    Ezekiel 27–28






    Ezekiel 27–28 (Listen)
    A Lament for Tyre
    27 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Now you, son of man, raise a lamentation over Tyre, 3 and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrances to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord GOD:


      “O Tyre, you have said,
        ‘I am perfect in beauty.’
    4   Your borders are in the heart of the seas;
        your builders made perfect your beauty.
    5   They made all your planks
        of fir trees from Senir;
      they took a cedar from Lebanon
        to make a mast for you.
    6   Of oaks of Bashan
        they made your oars;
      they made your deck of pines
        from the coasts of Cyprus,
        inlaid with ivory.
    7   Of fine embroidered linen from Egypt
        was your sail,
        serving as your banner;
      blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah
        was your awning.
    8   The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad
        were your rowers;
      your skilled men, O Tyre, were in you;
        they were your pilots.
    9   The elders of Gebal and her skilled men were in you,
        caulking your seams;
      all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you
        to barter for your wares.


    10 “Persia and Lud and Put were in your army as your men of war. They hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor. 11 Men of Arvad and Helech were on your walls all around, and men of Gamad were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they made perfect your beauty.

    12 “Tarshish did business with you because of your great wealth of every kind; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your wares. 13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise. 14 From Beth-togarmah they exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your wares. 15 The men of Dedan1 traded with you. Many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony. 16 Syria did business with you because of your abundant goods; they exchanged for your wares emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and ruby. 17 Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, meal,2 honey, oil, and balm. 18 Damascus did business with you for your abundant goods, because of your great wealth of every kind; wine of Helbon and wool of Sahar 19 and casks of wine3 from Uzal they exchanged for your wares; wrought iron, cassia, and calamus were bartered for your merchandise. 20 Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding. 21 Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your favored dealers in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you. 22 The traders of Sheba and Raamah traded with you; they exchanged for your wares the best of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold. 23 Haran, Canneh, Eden, traders of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you. 24 In your market these traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure. 25 The ships of Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden in the heart of the seas.


    26   “Your rowers have brought you out
        into the high seas.
      The east wind has wrecked you
        in the heart of the seas.
    27   Your riches, your wares, your merchandise,
        your mariners and your pilots,
      your caulkers, your dealers in merchandise,
        and all your men of war who are in you,
      with all your crew
        that is in your midst,
      sink into the heart of the seas
        on the day of your fall.
    28   At the sound of the cry of your pilots
        the countryside shakes,
    29   and down from their ships
        come all

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    November 28: Ezekiel 24–26; Psalm 119:161–168; 1 Thessalonians 3–5

    November 28: Ezekiel 24–26; Psalm 119:161–168; 1 Thessalonians 3–5

    Old Testament:


    Ezekiel 24–26






    Ezekiel 24–26 (Listen)
    The Siege of Jerusalem
    24 In the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, write down the name of this day, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day. 3 And utter a parable to the rebellious house and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD:


      “Set on the pot, set it on;
        pour in water also;
    4   put in it the pieces of meat,
        all the good pieces, the thigh and the shoulder;
        fill it with choice bones.
    5   Take the choicest one of the flock;
        pile the logs1 under it;
      boil it well;
        seethe also its bones in it.


    6 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose corrosion is in it, and whose corrosion has not gone out of it! Take out of it piece after piece, without making any choice.2 7 For the blood she has shed is in her midst; she put it on the bare rock; she did not pour it out on the ground to cover it with dust. 8 To rouse my wrath, to take vengeance, I have set on the bare rock the blood she has shed, that it may not be covered. 9 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pile great. 10 Heap on the logs, kindle the fire, boil the meat well, mix in the spices,3 and let the bones be burned up. 11 Then set it empty upon the coals, that it may become hot, and its copper may burn, that its uncleanness may be melted in it, its corrosion consumed. 12 She has wearied herself with toil;4 its abundant corrosion does not go out of it. Into the fire with its corrosion! 13 On account of your unclean lewdness, because I would have cleansed you and you were not cleansed from your uncleanness, you shall not be cleansed anymore till I have satisfied my fury upon you. 14 I am the LORD. I have spoken; it shall come to pass; I will do it. I will not go back; I will not spare; I will not relent; according to your ways and your deeds you will be judged, declares the Lord GOD.”

    Ezekiel’s Wife Dies
    15 The word of the LORD came to me: 16 “Son of man, behold, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you at a stroke; yet you shall not mourn or weep, nor shall your tears run down. 17 Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your shoes on your feet; do not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.” 18 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and at evening my wife died. And on the next morning I did as I was commanded.

    19 And the people said to me, “Will you not tell us what these things mean for us, that you are acting thus?” 20 Then I said to them, “The word of the LORD came to me: 21 ‘Say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power, the delight of your eyes, and the yearning of your soul, and your sons and your daughters whom you left behind shall fall by the sword. 22 And you shall do as I have done; you shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men. 23 Your turbans shall be on your heads and your shoes on your feet; you shall not mourn or weep, but you shall rot away in your iniquities and groan to one another. 24 Thus shall Ezekiel be to you a sign; according to all that he has done you shall do. When this comes, then you will know that I am the Lord GOD.’

    25 “As for you, son of man, surely on the day when I take from them their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes and their soul’s desire, and also their sons and daughters, 26 on that day a fugitive will come to you to report to you the news. 27 On that day your mouth will be opened to the fugitive, and you shall speak and be no longer mute. So you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD.”

    Prophecy Agai

    • 17 min
    November 27: Ezekiel 23; Psalm 119:153–160; 1 Thessalonians 1–2

    November 27: Ezekiel 23; Psalm 119:153–160; 1 Thessalonians 1–2

    Old Testament:


    Ezekiel 23






    Ezekiel 23 (Listen)
    Oholah and Oholibah
    23 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. 3 They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms1 handled. 4 Oholah was the name of the elder and Oholibah the name of her sister. They became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem.

    5 “Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors 6 clothed in purple, governors and commanders, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses. 7 She bestowed her whoring upon them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them, and she defiled herself with all the idols of everyone after whom she lusted. 8 She did not give up her whoring that she had begun in Egypt; for in her youth men had lain with her and handled her virgin bosom and poured out their whoring lust upon her. 9 Therefore I delivered her into the hands of her lovers, into the hands of the Assyrians, after whom she lusted. 10 These uncovered her nakedness; they seized her sons and her daughters; and as for her, they killed her with the sword; and she became a byword among women, when judgment had been executed on her.

    11 “Her sister Oholibah saw this, and she became more corrupt than her sister2 in her lust and in her whoring, which was worse than that of her sister. 12 She lusted after the Assyrians, governors and commanders, warriors clothed in full armor, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men. 13 And I saw that she was defiled; they both took the same way. 14 But she carried her whoring further. She saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed in vermilion, 15 wearing belts on their waists, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them having the appearance of officers, a likeness of Babylonians whose native land was Chaldea. 16 When she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea. 17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoring lust. And after she was defiled by them, she turned from them in disgust. 18 When she carried on her whoring so openly and flaunted her nakedness, I turned in disgust from her, as I had turned in disgust from her sister. 19 Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt 20 and lusted after her lovers there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. 21 Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed3 your young breasts.”

    22 Therefore, O Oholibah, thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I will stir up against you your lovers from whom you turned in disgust, and I will bring them against you from every side: 23 the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them, desirable young men, governors and commanders all of them, officers and men of renown, all of them riding on horses. 24 And they shall come against you from the north4 with chariots and wagons and a host of peoples. They shall set themselves against you on every side with buckler, shield, and helmet; and I will commit the judgment to them, and they shall judge you according to their judgments. 25 And I will direct my jealousy against you, that they may deal with you in fury. They shall cut off your nose and your ears, and your survivors shall fall by the sword. They shall seize your sons and your daughters, and your survivors shall be devoured by fire. 26 They shall also strip you of your clothes and take away your beautiful jewels. 27 Thus I will put an end to your lewdness and

    • 12 min
    November 26: Ezekiel 21–22; Psalm 119:145–152; Colossians 3–4

    November 26: Ezekiel 21–22; Psalm 119:145–152; Colossians 3–4

    Old Testament:


    Ezekiel 21–22






    Ezekiel 21–22 (Listen)
    The Lord Has Drawn His Sword
    21 1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries.2 Prophesy against the land of Israel 3 and say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD: Behold, I am against you and will draw my sword from its sheath and will cut off from you both righteous and wicked. 4 Because I will cut off from you both righteous and wicked, therefore my sword shall be drawn from its sheath against all flesh from south to north. 5 And all flesh shall know that I am the LORD. I have drawn my sword from its sheath; it shall not be sheathed again.

    6 “As for you, son of man, groan; with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan before their eyes. 7 And when they say to you, ‘Why do you groan?’ you shall say, ‘Because of the news that it is coming. Every heart will melt, and all hands will be feeble; every spirit will faint, and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it is coming, and it will be fulfilled,’” declares the Lord GOD.

    8 And the word of the LORD came to me: 9 “Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord, say:


      “A sword, a sword is sharpened
        and also polished,
    10   sharpened for slaughter,
        polished to flash like lightning!


    (Or shall we rejoice? You have despised the rod, my son, with everything of wood.)3 11 So the sword is given to be polished, that it may be grasped in the hand. It is sharpened and polished to be given into the hand of the slayer. 12 Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against my people. It is against all the princes of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with my people. Strike therefore upon your thigh. 13 For it will not be a testing—what could it do if you despise the rod?”4 declares the Lord GOD.

    14 “As for you, son of man, prophesy. Clap your hands and let the sword come down twice, yes, three times,5 the sword for those to be slain. It is the sword for the great slaughter, which surrounds them, 15 that their hearts may melt, and many stumble.6 At all their gates I have given the glittering sword. Ah, it is made like lightning; it is taken up7 for slaughter. 16 Cut sharply to the right; set yourself to the left, wherever your face is directed. 17 I also will clap my hands, and I will satisfy my fury; I the LORD have spoken.”

    18 The word of the LORD came to me again: 19 “As for you, son of man, mark two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come. Both of them shall come from the same land. And make a signpost; make it at the head of the way to a city. 20 Mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah, into Jerusalem the fortified. 21 For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination. He shakes the arrows; he consults the teraphim;8 he looks at the liver. 22 Into his right hand comes the divination for Jerusalem, to set battering rams, to open the mouth with murder, to lift up the voice with shouting, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up mounds, to build siege towers. 23 But to them it will seem like a false divination. They have sworn solemn oaths, but he brings their guilt to remembrance, that they may be taken.

    24 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have made your guilt to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your deeds your sins appear—because you have come to remembrance, you shall be taken in hand. 25 And you, O profane9 wicked one, prince of Israel, whose day has come, the time of your final punishment, 26 thus says the Lord GOD: Remove the turban and take off the crown. Things shall not remain as they are. Exalt that which is low, and bring low that which is exalted. 27 A ruin, ruin, ruin I will make it. This al

    • 16 min
    November 25: Ezekiel 19–20; Psalm 119:137–144; Colossians 1–2

    November 25: Ezekiel 19–20; Psalm 119:137–144; Colossians 1–2

    Old Testament:


    Ezekiel 19–20






    Ezekiel 19–20 (Listen)
    A Lament for the Princes of Israel
    19 And you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, 2 and say:


      What was your mother? A lioness!
        Among lions she crouched;
      in the midst of young lions
        she reared her cubs.
    3   And she brought up one of her cubs;
        he became a young lion,
      and he learned to catch prey;
        he devoured men.
    4   The nations heard about him;
        he was caught in their pit,
      and they brought him with hooks
        to the land of Egypt.
    5   When she saw that she waited in vain,
        that her hope was lost,
      she took another of her cubs
        and made him a young lion.
    6   He prowled among the lions;
        he became a young lion,
      and he learned to catch prey;
        he devoured men,
    7   and seized1 their widows.
        He laid waste their cities,
      and the land was appalled and all who were in it
        at the sound of his roaring.
    8   Then the nations set against him
        from provinces on every side;
      they spread their net over him;
        he was taken in their pit.
    9   With hooks they put him in a cage2
        and brought him to the king of Babylon;
        they brought him into custody,
      that his voice should no more be heard
        on the mountains of Israel.


    10   Your mother was like a vine in a vineyard3
        planted by the water,
      fruitful and full of branches
        by reason of abundant water.
    11   Its strong stems became
        rulers’ scepters;
      it towered aloft
        among the thick boughs;4
      it was seen in its height
        with the mass of its branches.
    12   But the vine was plucked up in fury,
        cast down to the ground;
      the east wind dried up its fruit;
        they were stripped off and withered.
      As for its strong stem,
        fire consumed it.
    13   Now it is planted in the wilderness,
        in a dry and thirsty land.
    14   And fire has gone out from the stem of its shoots,
        has consumed its fruit,
      so that there remains in it no strong stem,
        no scepter for ruling.


    This is a lamentation and has become a lamentation.

    Israel’s Continuing Rebellion
    20 In the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month, certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and sat before me. 2 And the word of the LORD came to me: 3 “Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD, Is it to inquire of me that you come? As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you. 4 Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? Let them know the abominations of their fathers, 5 and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day when I chose Israel, I swore5 to the offspring of the house of Jacob, making myself known to them in the land of Egypt; I swore to them, saying, I am the LORD your God. 6 On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most glorious of all lands. 7 And I said to them, ‘Cast away the detestable things your eyes feast on, every one of you, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.’ 8 But they rebelled against me and were not willing to listen to me. None of them cast away the detestable things their eyes feasted on, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt.

    “Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them and spend my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. 9 But I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they lived, in whose sight I made myself known to them in bringing them out of the land of Egypt. 10 So I led them out of the land of Egypt and bro

    • 18 min

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