Chris Juby

Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less.

I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.

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Genesis

Gen1: God created the heavens, the earth and everything that lives. He made humankind in his image, and gave them charge over the earth.

tweet 8 Aug 2010. Genesis 1. Read this chapter in full. # 17 comments

Gen2: God formed a man and gave him the garden in Eden, except for the tree of knowledge. Adam was alone so God made a woman as his partner.

tweet 9 Aug 2010. Genesis 2. Read this chapter in full. # 10 comments

Gen3: The serpent deceived the woman; she and Adam ate from the tree. The earth became cursed, and God sent Adam and Eve out of the garden.

tweet 10 Aug 2010. Genesis 3. Read this chapter in full. # 4 comments

Gen4: Eve's sons made offerings to God. Only Abel's was acceptable, so Cain killed him. Abel's blood cried out and God sent Cain away.

tweet 11 Aug 2010. Genesis 4. Read this chapter in full. # 3 comments

Gen5: Adam's line was: Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah. Noah's sons were Shem, Ham and Japheth.

tweet 12 Aug 2010. Genesis 5. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Gen6: Humankind corrupted the earth with evil. God decided to destroy them. He told Noah to build an ark to be saved from the flood.

tweet 13 Aug 2010. Genesis 6. Read this chapter in full. # 8 comments

Gen7: Noah and his family went into the ark with two of each creature. It rained for forty days and forty nights and the earth was covered.

tweet 14 Aug 2010. Genesis 7. Read this chapter in full. # 4 comments

Gen8: The flood abated. Noah sent out a raven and two doves. When the earth was dry God called them all out of the ark. Noah built an altar.

tweet 15 Aug 2010. Genesis 8. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Gen9: God blessed Noah and set the rainbow as a sign that he would never flood the earth again. Noah got drunk and cursed Ham's son Canaan.

tweet 16 Aug 2010. Genesis 9. Read this chapter in full. # 7 comments

Gen10: Japheth's line lived in the coastlands; Ham's included Nimrod and the Canaanites; Shem's lived in the East. These formed the nations.

tweet 17 Aug 2010. Genesis 10. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen11: They began building a great tower for themselves, but the Lord confused their language. Shem's line included Abram who married Sarai.

tweet 18 Aug 2010. Genesis 11. Read this chapter in full. # 3 comments

Gen12: God told Abram, "Go. I will make you a great nation. You will be a blessing." In Egypt Abram lied about Sarai and Pharaoh was cursed.

tweet 19 Aug 2010. Genesis 12. Read this chapter in full. # 7 comments

Gen13: Abram journeyed with his nephew Lot. Their servants argued, so Lot went to Sodom, Abram to Canaan. The LORD promised Abram the land.

tweet 20 Aug 2010. Genesis 13. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Gen14: The kings went to war and took Lot captive. Abram rescued Lot. Melchizedek blessed Abram and Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

tweet 21 Aug 2010. Genesis 14. Read this chapter in full. # 3 comments

Gen15: The Lord promised Abram an heir and many descendants. Abram believed. He was told that they would be enslaved but would then return.

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Gen16: Sarai told Abram to have children with Hagar. Hagar conceived, then ran away, but an angel sent her back. Hagar's son was Ishmael.

tweet 23 Aug 2010. Genesis 16. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen17: God made a covenant with Abram and renamed him Abraham. He renamed Sarai Sarah and promised them a son. The men were circumcised.

tweet 24 Aug 2010. Genesis 17. Read this chapter in full. # 5 comments

Gen18: Three visitors came and said that Sarah would have a son next year. Sodom was very evil; Abraham pleaded with the LORD for the city.

tweet 25 Aug 2010. Genesis 18. Read this chapter in full. # 3 comments

Gen19: Angels took Lot out of Sodom. The city was destroyed by fire and Lot's wife was turned to salt. His daughters had children for him.

tweet 26 Aug 2010. Genesis 19. Read this chapter in full. # 4 comments

Gen20: In Gerar Abraham said, "Sarah is my sister." King Abimelech took her but God warned him in a dream. He restored Sarah to Abraham.

tweet 27 Aug 2010. Genesis 20. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Gen21: As promised, Sarah had a son: Isaac. She had Hagar and Ishmael sent away but God preserved them. Abraham and Abimelech made a treaty.

tweet 28 Aug 2010. Genesis 21. Read this chapter in full. # 8 comments

Gen22: God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. As Abraham obeyed, an angel stopped him. The LORD provided a ram instead and blessed Abraham.

tweet 29 Aug 2010. Genesis 22. Read this chapter in full. # 5 comments

Gen23: Sarah died in Kiriath-arba. Abraham asked the Hittites for a burial site. He bought a cave from Ephron and buried Sarah there.

tweet 30 Aug 2010. Genesis 23. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Gen24: Abraham's servant went to Nahor to find a wife for Isaac. He met Rebekah by the well. She went back with him and married Isaac.

tweet 31 Aug 2010. Genesis 24. Read this chapter in full. # 7 comments

Gen25: Abraham died and was buried with Sarah. Isaac and Rebekah had twins: Esau and Jacob. Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a meal.

tweet 1 Sep 2010. Genesis 25. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Gen26: In Gerar Isaac lied about Rebekah. He grew so rich that Abimelech sent him away. He dug wells, and at Beersheba the LORD blessed him.

tweet 2 Sep 2010. Genesis 26. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Gen27: Rebekah and Jacob tricked Isaac into giving Jacob his blessing. Esau vowed revenge so Rebekah told Jacob to go to her brother Laban.

tweet 3 Sep 2010. Genesis 27. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen28: Isaac sent Jacob to marry one of Laban's daughters. On the way Jacob dreamed of a ladder reaching to heaven and the LORD blessed him.

tweet 4 Sep 2010. Genesis 28. Read this chapter in full. # 3 comments

Gen29: Jacob worked for Laban seven years to marry Rachel, but Laban gave him Leah and made him work seven more for Rachel. Leah had sons.

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Gen30: Rachel's maid had sons for Jacob, then Leah's maid, then Leah. Finally Rachel had a son. Laban allowed Jacob flocks as wages to stay.

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Gen31: The Lord told Jacob to return home. Jacob left in secret and Rachel took Laban's idols. Laban chased Jacob but they made a treaty.

tweet 7 Sep 2010. Genesis 31. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen32: Jacob heard that Esau was coming to meet him. He was afraid and sent gifts. That night he wrestled with a man who renamed him Israel.

tweet 8 Sep 2010. Genesis 32. Read this chapter in full. # 10 comments

Gen33: Esau and his men arrived. Jacob bowed down but Esau ran to embrace him. Jacob settled near Shechem and built an altar.

tweet 9 Sep 2010. Genesis 33. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Gen34: Shechem raped Jacob's daughter and asked to marry her. Jacob's sons told him to circumcise his men, then Simeon and Levi killed them.

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Gen35: Jacob went to Bethel and God renamed him Israel. They journeyed on. Rachel died having Israel's twelfth son. Isaac died in Hebron.

tweet 11 Sep 2010. Genesis 35. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Gen36: Esau's sons were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam and Korah. Esau and his family moved away to Seir. They became the Edomites.

tweet 12 Sep 2010. Genesis 36. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen37: Joseph was Israel's favourite son. He had dreams and his brothers were jealous so they sold him. He was bought by Potiphar in Egypt.

tweet 13 Sep 2010. Genesis 37. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Gen38: Judah's sons Er and Onan died, leaving Tamar a widow. Judah sent her away but she put on a veil and he slept with her. She had twins.

tweet 14 Sep 2010. Genesis 38. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Gen39: Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his house. His wife tried to seduce Joseph, then lied about it, so Potiphar put Joseph in prison.

tweet 15 Sep 2010. Genesis 39. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen40: Pharaoh put his cupbearer and baker in prison. Joseph interpreted their dreams. The cupbearer was restored but the baker was hanged.

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Gen41: Pharaoh had a dream and called for Joseph to interpret it. The dream predicted a famine. Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of all Egypt.

tweet 17 Sep 2010. Genesis 41. Read this chapter in full. # 3 comments

Gen42: Joseph's brothers went to Egypt to buy grain but didn't recognise him. He kept Simeon in prison and sent the rest to fetch Benjamin.

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Gen43: When the grain ran out, Joseph's brothers went back to Egypt with Benjamin. Joseph invited them to his house and gave them a feast.

tweet 19 Sep 2010. Genesis 43. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Gen44: Joseph hid his cup in Benjamin's sack, then sent a steward after his brothers. Judah offered himself as a slave instead of Benjamin.

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Gen45: Joseph told his brothers who he was. They were afraid, but he told them, "God sent me here." His brothers went to fetch their father.

tweet 21 Sep 2010. Genesis 45. Read this chapter in full. # 5 comments

Gen46: So Israel set out with all his household. God told him not to be afraid. Israel and all his family came to Egypt and Joseph met him.

tweet 22 Sep 2010. Genesis 46. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen47: Pharaoh allowed Joseph's family to settle in Goshen. The famine continued and the Egyptians sold all they had to Pharaoh for food.

tweet 23 Sep 2010. Genesis 47. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen48: Jacob became ill, so Joseph took his sons to see him. Jacob blessed Joseph's sons as his own, putting Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.

tweet 24 Sep 2010. Genesis 48. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Gen49: Jacob gathered his sons and blessed each of them. He charged them to bury him with Abraham in the cave in Canaan, and then he died.

tweet 25 Sep 2010. Genesis 49. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Gen50: Pharaoh allowed Joseph to go and bury Jacob. Before Joseph died, he said that God would lead his people back to the promised land.

tweet 26 Sep 2010. Genesis 50. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

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