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March 23


Deuteronomy 7:1-26
1. WHEN THE Lord your God brings you into the land which you are entering to possess and has plucked away many nations before you, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you,
2. And when the Lord your God gives them over to you and you smite them, then you must utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them, or show mercy to them.
3. You shall not make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son nor shall you take his daughter for your son,
4. For they will turn away your sons from following Me, that they may serve other gods; so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you and He will destroy you quickly.
5. But thus shall you deal with them: you shall break down their altars and dash in pieces their pillars and hew down their Asherim [symbols of the goddess Asherah] and burn their graven images with fire.
6. For you are a holy and set-apart people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a special people to Himself out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.
7. The Lord did not set His love upon you and choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the fewest of all people.
8. But because the Lord loves you and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9. Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations,
10. And repays those who hate Him to their face, by destroying them; He will not be slack to him who hates Him, but will requite him to his face.
11. You shall therefore keep and do the instruction, laws, and precepts which I command you this day.
12. And if you hearken to these precepts and keep and do them, the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love which He swore to your fathers.
13. And He will love you, bless you, and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your land, your grain, your new wine, and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock in the land which He swore to your fathers to give you.
14. You shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
15. And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and none of the evil diseases of Egypt which you knew will He put upon you, but will lay them upon all who hate you.
16. And you shall consume all the peoples whom the Lord your God will give over to you; your eye shall not pity them, neither shall you serve their gods, for that would be a snare to you.
17. If you say in your [minds and] hearts, These nations are greater than we are; how can we dispossess them?
18. You shall not be afraid of them, but remember [earnestly] what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt,
19. The great trials which your eyes saw, the signs, the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord your God do to all the people of whom you are afraid.
20. Moreover, the Lord your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left and hide themselves from you are destroyed.
21. You shall not dread them, for the Lord your God is among you, a mighty and terrible God.
22. And the Lord your God will clear out those nations before you, little by little; you may not consume them quickly, lest the beasts of the field increase among you.
23. But the Lord your God will give them over to you and will confuse them with a mighty panic until they are destroyed.
24. And He will give their kings into your hand, and you shall make their name perish from under the heavens; there shall no man be able to stand before you, until you have destroyed them.
25. The graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.
26. Neither shall you bring an abomination (an idol) into your house, lest you become an accursed thing like it; but you shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.

Deuteronomy 8:1-20
1. ALL THE commandments which I command you this day you shall be watchful to do, that you may live and multiply and go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers.
2. And you shall [earnestly] remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and to prove you, to know what was in your [mind and] heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
3. And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you recognize and personally know that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
4. Your clothing did not become old upon you nor did your feet swell these forty years.
5. Know also in your [minds and] hearts that, as a man disciplines and instructs his son, so the Lord your God disciplines and instructs you.
6. So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and [reverently] fear Him. [Prov. 8:13.]
7. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;
8. A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey;
9. A land in which you shall eat food without shortage and lack nothing in it; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper.
10. When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for all the good land which He has given you.
11. Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His precepts, and His statutes which I command you today,
12. Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses and live in them,
13. And when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all you have is multiplied,
14. Then your [minds and] hearts be lifted up and you forget the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage,
15. Who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, but Who brought you forth water out of the flinty rock,
16. Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.
17. And beware lest you say in your [mind and] heart, My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.
18. But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
19. And if you forget the Lord your God and walk after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.
20. Like the nations which the Lord makes to perish before you, so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Psalms 37:5-11
5. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
6. And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.
7. Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
8. Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself--it tends only to evildoing.
9. For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord [in the end] shall inherit the earth. [Isa. 57:13c.]
10. For yet a little while, and the evildoers will be no more; though you look with care where they used to be, they will not be found. [Heb. 10:36, 37; Rev. 21:7, 8.]
11. But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. [Ps. 37:29; Matt. 5:5.]

Proverbs 12:9-10
9. Better is he who is lightly esteemed but works for his own support than he who assumes honor for himself and lacks bread.
10. A [consistently] righteous man regards the life of his beast, but even the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. [Deut. 25:4.]

Luke 1:39-56
39. And at that time Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country to a town of Judah,
40. And she went to the house of Zachariah and, entering it, saluted Elizabeth.
41. And it occurred that when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit.
42. And she cried out with a loud cry, and then exclaimed, Blessed (favored of God) above all other women are you! And blessed (favored of God) is the Fruit of your womb!
43. And how [have I deserved that this honor should] be granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44. For behold, the instant the sound of your salutation reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
45. And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.
46. And Mary said, My soul magnifies and extols the Lord,
47. And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48. For He has looked upon the low station and humiliation of His handmaiden. For behold, from now on all generations [of all ages] will call me blessed and declare me happy and to be envied!
49. For He Who is almighty has done great things for me--and holy is His name [to be venerated in His purity, majesty and glory]!
50. And His mercy (His compassion and kindness toward the miserable and afflicted) is on those who fear Him with godly reverence, from generation to generation and age to age. [Ps. 103:17.]
51. He has shown strength and made might with His arm; He has scattered the proud and haughty in and by the imagination and purpose and designs of their hearts.
52. He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of low degree.
53. He has filled and satisfied the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty-handed [without a gift].
54. He has laid hold on His servant Israel [to help him, to espouse his cause], in remembrance of His mercy,
55. Even as He promised to our forefathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever. [Gen. 17:7; 18:18; 22:17; I Sam. 2:1-10; Mic. 7:20.]
56. And Mary remained with her [Elizabeth] for about three months and [then] returned to her [own] home.