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  1. Introduction
  2. The Basic Purpose of the Reading Plan
  3. The Ultimate Purpose of the Reading Plan
  4. Master Reading Plan
  5. The 2017 Reading Plan

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The Master Reading Plan

Listed below is the master reading plan which goes through the entire Bible every 164 weeks. (3.3 years) Although it is downloadable by year, this may be useful for implementing a reading schedule for yourself or an organization. It follows a loose chronological order except in the New Testament where the Gospels are purposely separated and covers an average of 11 chapters a week through the Old Testament (15 through the Psalms) and 3-4 chapters a week through the New Testament. The following table is organized in "week" order but also shows the current Walk with the Word schedule:

Old Testament ^ New Testament
Date Week Reading Date Week Reading
2/11/18 1 Genesis 1-11   11/6/16 99 Luke 1-6
2/18/18 2 Genesis 12-17   11/13/16 100 Luke 7-12
2/25/18 3 Genesis 18-26   11/20/16 101 Luke 13-18
3/4/08 4 Genesis 27-35   11/27/16 102 Luke 19-24
3/11/18 5 Genesis 36-41   12/4/16 103 Acts 1-7
3/18/18 6 Genesis 42-50   12/11/16 104 Acts 8-12
3/25/18 7 Job 1-7   12/18/16 105 Acts 13-20
4/1/18 8 Job 8-20   12/25/16 106 Acts 21-28
4/8/18 9 Job 21-31   1/1/17 107 James 1-2
4/15/18 10 Job 32-42   1/8/17 108 James 3-4
4/22/18 11 Exodus 1-6   1/15/17 109 Galatians 1-3
4/29/18 12 Exodus 7-12   1/22/17 110 Galatians 4-6
5/6/18 13 Exodus 13-18   1/29/17 111 Mark 1-5
5/13/18 14 Exodus 19-30   2/5/17 112 Mark 6-10
5/20/18 15 Exodus 31-40   2/12/17 113 Mark 11-13
5/27/18 16 Leviticus 1-7   2/19/17 114 Mark 14-16
6/3/18 17 Leviticus 8-17   2/26/17 115 1 Thess. 1-2
6/10/18 18 Leviticus 18-27   3/5/17 116 1 Thess. 3-5
6/17/18 19 Numbers 1-10:10   3/12/17 117 2 Thessalonians
6/24/18 20 Numbers 10:11-21   3/19/17 118 1 Cor. 1-3
7/1/18 21 Numbers 22-36   3/26/17 119 1 Cor. 4-6
7/8/18 22 Deuteronomy 1-11   4/2/17 120 1 Cor. 7-9
7/15/18 23 Deuteronomy 12-26   4/9/17 121 1 Cor. 10-12
7/22/18 24 Deuteronomy 27-34   4/16/17 122 1 Cor. 13-16
7/29/18 25 Joshua 1-12   4/23/17 123 2 Cor. 1-3
8/5/18 26 Joshua 13-24   4/30/17 124 2 Cor. 4-7
8/12/18 27 Judges 1-8   5/7/17 125 2 Cor. 8-10
8/19/18 28 Judges 9-16   5/14/17 126 2 Cor. 11-13
8/26/18 29 Judges 17-21   5/21/17 127 Ephesians 1-3
9/2/18 30 Ruth   5/28/17 128 Ephesians 4-6
9/9/18 31 1 Samuel 1-7   6/4/17 129 Mattihew 1-7
9/16/18 32 1 Samuel 8-15   6/11/17 130 Matt. 8-13:52
9/23/18 33 1 Samuel 16-31   6/18/17 131 Matt. 13:53-18
9/30/18 34 2 Samuel 1-6   6/25/17 132 Matthew 19-25
10/7/18 35 2 Samuel 7-12   7/2/17 133 Matthew 26-28
10/14/18 36 2 Samuel 13-24   7/9/17 134 Hebrews 1-4
10/21/18 37 Psalms 1-14 (Book I)   7/16/17 135 Hebrews 5-9
10/28/18 38 Psalms 15-28   7/23/17 136 Hebrews 10-13
11/4/18 39 Psalms 29-41   7/30/17 137 Romans 1-5
11/11/18 40 1 Kings 1-10   8/6/17 138 Romans 6-8
11/18/18 41 Proverbs 1-10   8/13/17 139 Romans 9-11
11/25/18 42 Proverbs 11-21   8/20/17 140 Romans 12-16
12/2/18 43 Proverbs 22-31   8/27/17 141 Philippians 1-2
12/9/18 44 Song of Solomon   9/3/17 142 Philippians 3-4
12/16/18 45 Psalms 42-56 (Book II)   9/10/17 143 Colossians 1-2
12/23/18 46 Psalms 57-72   9/17/17 144 Colossians 3-4
12/30/18 47 Ecclesiastes 1-8   9/24/17 145 1 Timothy 1-3
1/6/19 48 Ecclesiastes 9-12   10/1/17 146 1 Timothy 4-6
1/13/19 49 1 Kings 11-22   10/8/17 147 Titus
1/20/19 50 2 Kings 1 -10   10/15/17 148 Philemon & Jude
1/27/19 51 2 Ki. 11-14:20 & Joel   10/22/17 149 1 Peter
2/3/19 52 2 Ki. 14:21-25 & Jonah   10/29/17 150 2 Peter
2/10/19 53 2 Ki.14:26-29 & Amos   11/5/17 151 2 Timothy
2/17/19 54 2 Ki. 15-17 & Hosea   11/12/17 152 John 1-4
2/24/19 55 2 Ki.18-19 & Is. 1-12   11/19/17 153 John 5-6
3/3/19 56 Isaiah 13-27   11/26/17 154 John 7-10
3/10/19 57 Isaiah 28-39   12/3/17 155 John 11-12
3/17/19 58 Isaiah 40-48   12/10/17 156 John 13-14
3/24/19 59 Isaiah 49-57   12/17/17 157 John 15-17
3/31/19 60 Isaiah 58-66   12/24/17 158 John 18-21
4/7/19 61 Micah & Nahum   12/31/17 159 1 John
4/14/19 62 2 Ki. 20-21, Zeph., Hab.   1/7/18 160 2 & 3 John
4/21/19 63 2 Ki. 22-25 & Obadiah   1/14/18 161 Rev. 1-3
4/28/19 64 Jeremiah 1-12   1/21/18 162 Rev. 4-9
5/5/19 65 Jeremiah 13-25   1/28/18 163 Rev. 10-15
5/12/19 66 Jeremiah 26-35   2/4/18 164 Rev. 16-22
5/19/19 67 Jeremiah 36-45        
5/26/19 68 Jeremiah 46-52        
6/2/19 69 Lamentations        
6/9/19 70 1 Chornicles 1-9        
6/16/19 71 1 Chronicles 10-19        
6/23/19 72 1 Chronicles 20-29        
6/30/19 73 2 Chronicles 1-9        
7/7/19 74 Psalms 73-89 (Book III)        
7/14/19 75 2 Chronicles 10-20        
7/21/19 76 2 Chronicles 21-32        
7/28/19 77 Psalms 90-100 (Book IV)        
8/4/19 78 Ps. 101-106,2 Chr. 33-36        
8/11/19 79 Ezekiel 1-12        
8/18/19 80 Ezekiel 13-24        
8/25/19 81 Ezekiel 25-32        
9/1/19 82 Ezekiel 33-39        
9/8/19 83 Ezekiel 40-48        
9/15/19 84 Daniel 1-3        
9/22/19 85 Daniel 4-6        
9/29/19 86 Daniel 7-9        
10/6/19 87 Daniel 10-12        
10/13/19 88 Ezra 1-4 & Haggai        
10/20/19 89 Zechariah 1-7        
10/27/19 90 Zechariah 8-14        
11/3/19 91 Ezra 5-10        
11/10/19 92 Nehemiah        
11/17/19 93 Psalms 107-118 (Book V)        
11/24/19 94 Psalm 119        
12/1/19 95 Psalms 120-135        
12/8/19 96 Psalms 136-150        
12/15/19 97 Esther        
12/22/19 98 Malachi        

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