01 God creates this earth and its heaven and all forms of life in six days-The creative acts of each day are described-God creates man, both male and female
02 The Creation is completed-God rests on the seventh day-The prior spirit creation is explained-Adam & Eve are placed in the Garden
03 The serpent (Lucifer) deceives Eve-She and then Adam partake of the forbidden fruit-Her Seed (Christ) will bruise the serpent's head
04 Eve bears Cain & Abel-They offer sacrifices-Cain slays Abel & is cursed by the Lord, who also sets a mark upon him-The children of men
05 The generations of Adam are Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch (who walked with God), Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah (who begat
06 The sons of God marry the daughters of men-Men turn to wickedness, the earth is filled with violence, & all flesh is corrupted-The Flood is
07 Noah's family and various beasts and fowl enter the ark-The Flood comes, and water covers the whole earth-All other life that breathes is destroyed.
08 The Flood ceases-Noah sends forth a dove, which returns with an olive leaf-He releases all living things from the ark-He offers sacrifices
09 Noah and his sons are commanded to multiply and fill the earth-They are given dominion over all forms of life-The death penalty is decreed for murder
10 The descendants of Noah are Japheth, whose descendants are Gentiles; Ham, whose descendants include the Canaanites; & Shem, of whom came
11 All men speak the same language-They build the Tower of Babel-The Lord confounds their language and scatters them over all the earth-The generations
12 Abram will become a great nation-He and his seed will bless all the families of the earth-He travels from Haran to the land of Canaan-Because of famine
13 Abram returns from Egypt-He and Lot part-The Lord will make Abram's seed as the dust of the earth in number-Abram settles in Hebron.
14 Lot is captured in the battles of the kings-He is rescued by Abram-Melchizedek administers bread and wine and blesses Abram-Abram pays tithes
15 Abram desires offspring-The Lord promises him seed in number as the stars-Abram believes the promise-His seed will be strangers in Egypt
16 Sarai gives Hagar to Abram as his wife-Hagar flees from Sarai-An angel commands Hagar to return & submit herself to Sarai-Hagar bears
17 Abram is commanded to be perfect-He will be a father of many nations-His name is changed to Abraham-Sarai's name is changed to Sarah
18 Abraham entertains three holy men-They promise that Sarah will have a son-Abraham will command his children to be just-The Lord appears to
19 Lot entertains holy men-The men of Sodom seek to abuse Lot's guests and are smitten with blindness-The Lord rains brimstone and fire upon
20 Abimelech desires Sarah, who is preserved by the Lord-Abraham prays for Abimelech, and the Lord blesses him and his household.
21 Sarah bears Isaac-He is circumcised-Hagar and her son are cast out of Abraham's household-The Lord saves Hagar and Ishmael-Abraham and
22 Abraham is commanded to sacrifice Isaac, his son-Both father and son yield to the will of God-Abraham's seed will be as the stars and the sand
23 Sarah dies and is buried in the cave of Machpelah, which Abraham buys from Ephron the Hittite.
24 Abraham commands that Isaac shall not marry a Canaanite-The Lord guides Abraham's servant in choosing Rebekah as a wife for Isaac-Rebekah is
25 Abraham marries, has descendants, dies, and is buried in the cave of Machpelah-His descendants through Ishmael are listed-Rebekah conceives, and
26 The Lord promises Isaac posterity as the stars of heaven in number-In his seed, all nations will be blessed-The Lord prospers Isaac, temporally and
27 Rebekah guides Jacob in seeking blessings-Jacob is blessed to have dominion and rule over peoples and nations-Esau hates Jacob and plans
28 Isaac forbids Jacob to marry a Canaanite-He blesses Jacob and his seed with the blessings of Abraham-Esau marries a daughter of Ishmael-Jacob
29 Jacob meets Rachel at the well-He serves Laban seven years for her-Laban gives to Jacob first Leah then Rachel in marriage-Jacob serves another seven
30 Jacob marries Bilhah, and she bears Dan and Naphtali-He marries Zilpah, and she bears Gad and Asher-Leah bears Issachar and Zebulun and a
31 The Lord commands Jacob to return to Canaan, and Jacob departs secretly-Laban pursues him; they resolve their differences & make a covenant of peace
32 Jacob sees angels-He asks God to preserve him from Esau, for whom he prepares presents-He wrestles all night with a messenger of God-Jacob's
33 Jacob and Esau meet and are reconciled-Esau receives Jacob's presents-Jacob settles in Canaan, where he builds an altar.
34 Shechem defiles Dinah-The Hivites seek to arrange marriages with Jacob's family-Many, having been circumcised, are slain by Simeon and Levi
35 God sends Jacob to Bethel, where he builds an altar and the Lord appears to him-God renews the promise that Jacob will be a great nation and that his
36 The descendants of Esau, who is Edom, are listed.
37 Jacob loves and favors Joseph, who is hated by his brothers-Joseph dreams that his parents & brothers make obeisance to him-His brothers sell him
38 Judah has three sons by a Canaanite woman-Er and Onan are slain by the Lord-Tamar, disguised as a harlot, bears twins by Judah.
39 Joseph, prospered by the Lord, becomes ruler of Potiphar's house-He resists the advances of Potiphar's wife, is falsely accused, & is cast into
40 Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharaoh's chief butler and chief baker-The butler fails to tell Pharaoh about Joseph.
41 Pharaoh dreams of the cattle and the ears of grain-Joseph interprets the dreams as seven years of plenty and seven of famine-He proposes a grain
42 Jacob sends his sons to buy grain in Egypt-They bow before Joseph-He makes harsh accusations against them, imprisons Simeon, and sends them
43 Jacob is persuaded to send Benjamin to Egypt-Joseph's brothers show respect to him-They all eat and drink together.
44 Joseph arranges to stop the return of his brothers to Canaan-Judah offers himself in place of Benjamin for their father's sake.
45 Joseph makes himself known to his brothers-They rejoice together-Pharaoh invites Jacob and his family to dwell in Egypt and eat the fat
46 The Lord sends Jacob and his family of seventy souls to Egypt-The descendants of Jacob are named-Joseph meets Jacob.
47 The Israelites settle in Goshen-Jacob blesses Pharaoh-Joseph sells grain to the Egyptians-Pharaoh receives the Egyptians' cattle and lands
48 Jacob tells of the appearance of God to him in Luz-He adopts Ephraim and Manasseh as his own children-Jacob blesses Joseph-He puts Ephraim
49 Jacob blesses his sons and their seed-Reuben, Simeon, and Levi are chastened-Judah will rule until Shiloh (Christ) comes-Joseph is a fruitful bough by a
50 Jacob's body is embalmed-Joseph buries him in Canaan-Joseph comforts his brothers-The children of Israel multiply-Joseph promises that God will