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March 20


Deuteronomy 1:1-27
1. THESE ARE the words which Moses spoke to all Israel [still] on the [east] side of the Jordan [River] in the wilderness, in the Arabah [the deep valley running north and south from the eastern arm of the Red Sea to beyond the Dead Sea], over near Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
2. It is [only] eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea [on Canaan's border; yet Israel took forty years to get beyond it].
3. And in the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke to the Israelites according to all that the Lord had given him in commandment to them,
4. After He had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth [and] Edrei.
5. Beyond (east of) the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this law, saying,
6. The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, You have dwelt long enough on this mountain.
7. Turn and take up your journey and go to the hill country of the Amorites, and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country, in the lowland, in the South (the Negeb), and on the coast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
8. Behold, I have set the land before you; go in and take possession of the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their descendants after them.
9. I said to you at that time, I am not able to bear you alone.
10. The Lord your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day as the stars of the heavens for multitude.
11. May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you as He has promised you!
12. How can I bear alone the weariness and pressure and burden of you and your strife?
13. Choose wise, understanding, experienced, and respected men according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.
14. And you answered me, The thing which you have spoken is good for us to do.
15. So I took the heads of your tribes, wise, experienced, and respected men, and made them heads over you, commanders of thousands, and hundreds, and fifties, and tens, and officers according to your tribes.
16. And I charged your judges at that time: Hear the cases between your brethren and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the stranger or sojourner who is with him.
17. You shall not be partial in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great. You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.
18. And I commanded you at that time all the things that you should do.
19. And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw on the way to the hill country of the Amorites, as the Lord our God commanded us, and we came to Kadesh-barnea.
20. And I said to you, You have come to the hill country of the Amorites, which the Lord our God gives us.
21. Behold, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has said to you. Fear not, neither be dismayed.
22. Then you all came near to me and said, Let us send men before us, that they may search out the land for us and bring us word again by what way we should go up and the cities into which we shall come.
23. The thing pleased me well, and I took twelve men of you, one for each tribe.
24. And they turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the Valley of Eshcol and spied it out.
25. And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the Lord our God gives us.
26. Yet you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the Lord your God.
27. You were peevish and discontented in your tents, and said, Because the Lord hated us, He brought us forth out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us.

Deuteronomy 2:1-37
1. THEN WE turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea, as the Lord directed me; and for many days we journeyed around Mount Seir.
2. And the Lord spoke to me [Moses], saying,
3. You have roamed around this mountain country long enough; turn northward.
4. And command the Israelites, You are to pass through the territory of your kinsmen the sons of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So watch yourselves carefully.
5. Do not provoke or stir them up, for I will not give you of their land, no, not enough for the sole of your foot to tread on, for I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession.
6. You shall buy food from them for money, that you may eat, and you shall also buy water from them for money, that you may drink.
7. For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your walking through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.
8. So we passed on from our brethren the sons of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, away from the Arabah (wilderness), and from Elath and from Ezion-geber. We turned and went by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
9. And the Lord said to me, Do not trouble or assault Moab or contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land for a possession, because I have given Ar to the sons of Lot for a possession.
10. (The Emim dwelt there in times past, a people great and many, and tall as the Anakim.
11. These also are known as Rephaim [of giant stature], as are the Anakim, but the Moabites call them Emim.
12. The Horites also formerly lived in Seir, but the sons of Esau dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them and dwelt in their stead, as Israel did to the land of their possession which the Lord gave to them.)
13. Now rise up and go over the brook Zered. So we went over the brook Zered.
14. And the time from our leaving Kadesh-barnea until we had come over the brook Zered was thirty-eight years, until the whole generation of the men of war had perished from the camp, as the Lord had sworn to them.
15. Moreover the hand of the Lord was against them to exterminate them from the midst of the camp, until they were all gone.
16. So when all the men of war had died from among the people,
17. The Lord spoke to me [Moses], saying,
18. You are this day to pass through Ar, the border of Moab.
19. But when you come near the territory of the sons of Ammon, do not trouble or assault them or provoke or stir them up, for I will not give you any of the land of the Ammonites for a possession, because I have given it to the sons of Lot for a possession.
20. (That also is known as a land of Rephaim [of giant stature]; Rephaim dwelt there formerly, but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,
21. A people great and many, and tall as the Anakim. But the Lord destroyed them before [Ammon], and they dispossessed them and settled in their stead,
22. As He did for the sons of Esau, who dwell in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites from before them, and they dispossessed them and settled in their stead even to this day.
23. As for the Avvim who dwelt in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim who came from Caphtor destroyed them and dwelt in their stead.)
24. Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the Valley of the Arnon. Behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it and contend with him in battle.
25. This day will I begin to put the dread and fear of you upon the peoples who are under the whole heavens, who shall hear the report of you and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you.
26. So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
27. Let me pass through your land. I will go only by the road, turning aside neither to the right nor to the left.
28. You shall sell me food to eat and sell me water to drink; only let me walk through,
29. As the sons of Esau, who dwell in Seir, and the Moabites, who dwell in Ar, did for me, until I go over the Jordan into the land which the Lord our God gives us.
30. But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for the Lord your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, that He might give him into your hand, as at this day.
31. And the Lord said to me [Moses], Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land over to you. Begin to take possession, that you may succeed him and occupy his land.
32. Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
33. And the Lord our God gave him over to us, and we defeated him and his sons and all his people.
34. At the same time we took all his cities and utterly destroyed every city--men, women, and children. We left none to remain.
35. Only the cattle we took as booty for ourselves and the spoil of the cities which we had captured.
36. From Aroer, which is on the edge of the Arnon Valley, and from the city that is in the valley, as far as Gilead, there was no city too high and strong for us; the Lord our God delivered all to us.
37. Only you did not go near the land of the Ammonites, that is, to any bank of the river Jabbok and the cities of the hill country, and wherever the Lord our God had forbidden us.

Psalms 36:1-6
1. To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the Lord. TRANSGRESSION [like an oracle] speaks to the wicked deep in his heart. There is no fear or dread of God before his eyes. [Rom. 3:18.]
2. For he flatters and deceives himself in his own eyes that his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.
3. The words of his mouth are wrong and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and to do good.
4. He plans wrongdoing on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject or despise evil.
5. Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, extend to the skies, and Your faithfulness to the clouds.
6. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, Your judgments are like the great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast.

Proverbs 12:4-6
4. A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. [Prov. 31:23; I Cor. 11:7.]
5. The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous.
6. The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them and the innocent ones [thus endangered].

Mark 16:1-20
1. AND WHEN the Sabbath was past [that is, after the sun had set], Mary Magdalene, and Mary [the mother] of James, and Salome purchased sweet-smelling spices, so that they might go and anoint [Jesus' body].
2. And very early on the first day of the week they came to the tomb; [by then] the sun had risen.
3. And they said to one another, Who will roll back the stone for us out of [the groove across the floor at] the door of the tomb?
4. And when they looked up, they [distinctly] saw that the stone was already rolled back, for it was very large.
5. And going into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting [there] on the right [side], clothed in a [long, stately, sweeping] robe of white, and they were utterly amazed and struck with terror.
6. And he said to them, Do not be amazed and terrified; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. [Ps. 16:10.]
7. But be going; tell the disciples and Peter, He goes before you into Galilee; you will see Him there, [just] as He told you. [Mark 14:28.]
8. Then they went out [and] fled from the tomb, for trembling and bewilderment and consternation had seized them. And they said nothing about it to anyone, for they were held by alarm and fear.
9. Now Jesus, having risen [from death] early on the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had driven out seven demons.
10. She went and reported it to those who had been with Him, as they grieved and wept.
11. And when they heard that He was alive and that she had seen Him, they did not believe it.
12. After this, He appeared in a different form to two of them as they were walking [along the way] into the country.
13. And they returned [to Jerusalem] and told the others, but they did not believe them either.
14. Afterward He appeared to the Eleven [apostles themselves] as they reclined at table; and He reproved and reproached them for their unbelief (their lack of faith) and their hardness of heart, because they had refused to believe those who had seen Him and looked at Him attentively after He had risen [from death].
15. And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race].
16. He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned.
17. And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;
18. They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.
19. So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and He sat down at the right hand of God. [Ps. 110:1.]
20. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied [it]. Amen (so be it).