Read the Bible Chronologically | January 2016

In the first month of your chronological journey through God's Word, you'll trace the earliest events of the history of the world, from the miraculous, 6, 24-hour day creation of the universe at God's command through the calling of Moses in ~1500 BC.

In the history of the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) we see imperfect people. They made mistakes, they need help. And in all of it, we see God's patience and undeserved love shine forth. From the first sin in the Garden of Eden through constant promises of universal blessing for all people through the founders of the Jewish nation, we see the promise of a global Savior, the Messiah.

Job's story likely takes place around the time of Abraham as well, thus it is interjected into the Genesis account. Job's faith is clear, as well. He knows that he has a Redeemer to rescue him from sin, and as a result of that Redeemer, Job knows that he too will be raised from death to life (see Job 19).

Links have been placed at the end of each reference to take you to BibleGateway.com's online resources. The English Standard Version (ESV) and the 2011 revision of the New International Version (NIV2011) links have been provided. You will find many different English translations on that website as well. If you prefer to have a printed list to keep in your Bible at home, you may download that here: Chronological Bible Reading Plan.

DateDaily Reading
January 1 Genesis 1-3 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 2 Genesis 4-7 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 3 Genesis 8-11 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 4Job 1-5 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 5Job 6-9 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 6Job 10-13 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 7Job 14-16 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 8Job 17-20 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 9Job 21-23 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 10Job 24-28 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 11Job 29-31 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 12Job 32-34 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 13Job 35-37 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 14Job 38-39 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 15Job 40-42:15 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 16Genesis 12-15 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 17Genesis 16-18 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 18Genesis 19-21 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 19Genesis 22-24 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 20Genesis 25-26 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 21Genesis 27-29 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 22Genesis 30-31 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 23Genesis 32-34 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 24Genesis 35-37 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 25Genesis 38-40 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 26Genesis 41-42 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 27Genesis 43-45 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 28Genesis 46-47 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 29Genesis 48-50 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 30Exodus 1-3 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]
January 31Exodus 4-6 [ ESV | NIV2011 ]