Weekly Bible Reading for August 1-7: Re’eh (See)

This coming week, August 1-7 2021 (23-29 Av), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Re’eh (See)[1]

01 Aug Deuteronomy 11:26-12:10 Ezekiel 35:1-36:21 1 Timothy 3:1-4:16 Psalm 119:41-48
02 Aug Deuteronomy 12:11-28 Isaiah 49:14-51:3 1 Timothy 5:1-25 Psalm 119:49-56
03 Aug Deuteronomy 12:29-13:18 Ezekiel 36:22-37:28 1 Timothy 6:1-21 Psalm 119:57-64
04 Aug Deuteronomy 14:1-21 Ezekiel 38:1-39:29 2 Timothy 1:1-18 Psalm 119:65-72
05 Aug Deuteronomy 14:22-29 Ezekiel 40:1-49 2 Timothy 2:1-26 Psalm 119:73-80
06 Aug Deuteronomy 15:1-18 Ezekiel 41:1-42:20 2 Timothy 3:1-17 Psalm 119:81-88
07 Aug Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 1 Samuel 20:18-42 2 Timothy 4:1-22 Psalm 119:89-96

[1] August 7 is a Shabbat Machar Chodesh, a Shabbat that occurs the day before the first day of a new month (Rosh Chodesh). The traditional reading is 1 Samuel 20:18-42.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for July 25-31: Eikev (On the Heel Of)

This coming week, July 25-31 2021 (16-22 Av), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Eikev (On the Heel Of)

25 Jul Deuteronomy 7:12-8:10 Ezekiel 23:1-49 Colossians 4:1-18 Psalm 118:1-13
26 Jul Deuteronomy 8:11-9:3 Ezekiel 24:1-25:17 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:20 Psalm 118:14-29
27 Jul Deuteronomy 9:4-29 Ezekiel 26:1-27:36 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4:18 Psalm 119:1-8
28 Jul Deuteronomy 10:1-11 Ezekiel 28:1-29:21 1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 Psalm 119:9-16
29 Jul Deuteronomy 10:12-11:9 Ezekiel 30:1-31:18 2 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12 Psalm 119:17-24
30 Jul Deuteronomy 11:10-21 Ezekiel 32:1-33:20 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:18 Psalm 119:25-32
31 Jul Deuteronomy 11:22-25 Ezekiel 33:21-34:31 1 Timothy 1:1-2:15 Psalm 119:33-40

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for July 18-24: Va’etchanan (And I Pleaded)

This coming week, July 18-24 2021 (9-15 Av), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Va’etchanan (And I Pleaded)[1]

18 Jul Deuteronomy 3:23-4:4 Lamentations 1:1-5:22 Philippians 1:1-30 Psalm 111:1-10
19 Jul Deuteronomy 4:5-40 Ezekiel 16:35-17:24 Philippians 2:1-30 Psalm 112:1-10
20 Jul Deuteronomy 4:41-49 Ezekiel 18:1-19:14 Philippians 3:1-21 Psalm 113:1-9
21 Jul Deuteronomy 5:1-21 Ezekiel 20:1-49 Philippians 4:1-23 Psalm 114:1-8
22 Jul Deuteronomy 5:22-6:3 Ezekiel 21:1-32 Colossians 1:1-29 Psalm 115:1-18
23 Jul Deuteronomy 6:4-25 Ezekiel 22:1-31 Colossians 2:1-23 Psalm 116:1-19
24 Jul Deuteronomy 7:1-11 Isaiah 40:1-26 Colossians 3:1-25 Psalm 117:1-2

[1] Tisha B’Av (9th of Av), the fast commemorating destruction of the two Temples, is sundown July 17 to sundown July 18. It is traditional to read the book of Lamentations on this day.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for July 11-17: D’varim (Words)

This coming week, July 11-17 2021 (2-8 Av), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

D’varim (Words)

11 Jul Deuteronomy 1:1-11 Ezekiel 3:1-4:17 Galatians 6:1-18 Psalm 107:1-14
12 Jul Deuteronomy 1:12-21 Ezekiel 5:1-7:27 Ephesians 1:1-23 Psalm 107:15-28
13 Jul Deuteronomy 1:22-38 Ezekiel 8:1-10:22 Ephesians 2:1-22 Psalm 107:29-43
14 Jul Deuteronomy 1:39 – 2:1 Ezekiel 11:1-12:28 Ephesians 3:1-21 Psalm 108:1-13
15 Jul Deuteronomy 2:2-30 Ezekiel 13:1-14:23 Ephesians 4:1-32 Psalm 109:1-20
16 Jul Deuteronomy 2:31-3:14 Ezekiel 15:1-16:34 Ephesians 5:1-33 Psalm 109:21-31
17 Jul Deuteronomy 3:15-22 Isaiah 1:1-27 Ephesians 6:1-24 Psalm 110:1-7

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Read Through the Bible with the Barking Fox – Reading Plan for 5781 (2020-2021)

A Statenbijbel (States Bible), Paulus Aertsz. van Ravesteyn, Leiden, 1637. The Word of God – the Bible – is at the heart of the Dutch Reformed faith. In 1619 the States General, the Netherlands’ highest governing body, commissioned a new, ‘pure’ translation, which for use in every church. That is why this Bible is called the “States Bible.” The translation took eighteen years, with every word is subject to lengthy debate, before publication in in 1637. (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, item NG-536.)

What is the longest running and largest Bible study in human history? That is one way to describe the Torah reading cycle that Jews around the world have followed for many centuries. Every year, Jewish families and congregations read through the five books of Moses (Torah), along with selected portions from other books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Tanakh, or Old Testament).

There are many advantages to this way of studying the Bible, such as creating the identity of a “global Jewish congregation” that transcends national, doctrinal, cultural, and ethnic barriers. Any Jew from any country can enter a synagogue in any other country on any Shabbat and know what Torah portion they are studying. Imagine what that has done to preserve Jewish identity during the centuries of exile to every corner of the earth – and how it has strengthened the nations as the scattered Jewish people have returned to the Promised Land of Israel!

Why can’t Christians, Messianic, and Hebrew Roots believers do the same? Why not adopt the Jewish Torah reading cycle, and add to it all the Apostolic Writings (New Testament) and other portions of the Tanakh not included in the cycle? What would it do to our unity as followers of Messiah Yeshua, and to our shared spiritual heritage with our Jewish brethren?

That is the motivation behind this reading plan. Starting with the Torah and Haftarah annual cycle, this plan for the Hebrew year 5781 (2020-2021) incorporates readings from  the rest of the Tanakh and Apostolic Writings into a daily plan that covers the entire Bible over the course of the year. If you are in search of an organized approach to the Word of God, maybe this can help.  Whatever you do, please do get into the Word so that it can get into you!