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April 11


Joshua 11:1-23
1. WHEN JABIN king of Hazor heard of this, he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the kings of Shimron and Achshaph,
2. And to the kings who were in the north in the hill country and in the Arabah south of Chinneroth and in the lowland and in the heights of Dor on the west;
3. To the Canaanites in the east and west; to the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites in the hill country; and to the Hivites below [Mount] Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
4. And they went out with all their hosts, much people, like the sand on the seashore in number, with very many horses and chariots.
5. And all these kings met and came and encamped together at the Waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
6. But the Lord said to Joshua, Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow by this time I will give them up all slain to Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.
7. So Joshua and all the people of war with him came against them suddenly by the Waters of Merom and fell upon them.
8. And the Lord gave them into the hand of Israel, who smote them and chased them [toward] populous Sidon and Misrephoth-maim, and eastward as far as the Valley of Mizpah; they smote them until none remained.
9. And Joshua did to them as the Lord had commanded him: he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.
10. And Joshua at that time turned back and took Hazor and smote its king with the sword; for Hazor previously was the head of all those kingdoms.
11. They smote all the people in it with the sword, utterly destroying them; none were left alive, and he burned Hazor with fire.
12. And Joshua took all the cities of those kings and all the kings and smote them with the sword, utterly destroying them, as Moses the servant of the Lord commanded. [Deut. 20:16.]
13. But Israel burned none of the cities that stood [fortified] on their mounds--except Hazor only, which Joshua burned.
14. And all the spoil of these cities and the livestock the Israelites took for their booty; but every man they smote with the sword until they had destroyed them, and they left none who breathed.
15. As the Lord had commanded Moses His servant, so Moses commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did; he left nothing undone of all that the Lord commanded Moses.
16. So Joshua took all that land: the hill country, all the South, all the land of Goshen, the lowland, the Arabah [plain], the hill country of Israel and its lowland,
17. From Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, as far as Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and slew them.
18. Joshua had waged war a long time [at least five years] with all those kings.
19. Not a city made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites, the people of Gibeon; all the others they took in battle.
20. For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, that [Israel] might destroy them utterly, and that without favor and mercy, as the Lord commanded Moses.
21. Joshua came at that time and cut off the Anakim [large in stature] from the hill country: from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah and the hill country of Israel. Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities.
22. None of the Anakim were left in the land of the Israelites; only in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod [of Philistia] did some remain.
23. So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses, and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their allotments by tribes. And the land had rest from war.

Joshua 12:1-24
1. NOW THESE are the kings of the land whom the Israelites defeated and whose land they took possession of east of the Jordan, from the river Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah eastward:
2. Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer on the edge of the Valley of the [river] Arnon, and from the middle of the valley as far as the river Jabbok, the boundary of the Ammonites, including half of Gilead;
3. And the Arabah to the Sea of Chinneroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt [or Dead] Sea, southward to the foot of the slopes of Pisgah.
4. And Og king of Bashan, one of the remnant of the Rephaim, who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
5. And ruled over Mount Hermon and Salecah and all of Bashan to the boundary of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and over half of Gilead to the boundary of Sihon king of Heshbon.
6. These Moses the servant of the Lord and the Israelites defeated; and Moses the servant of the Lord gave their land for a possession to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. [Num. 21; 32:33; Deut. 2; 3.]
7. These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the Israelites defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir. Joshua gave their land to the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their allotments,
8. In the hill country, in the lowland, in the Arabah, on the slopes, in the wilderness, and in the Negeb--the lands of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites:
9. The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;
10. The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
11. The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
12. The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
13. The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
14. The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
15. The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
16. The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
17. The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
18. The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;
19. The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
20. The king of Shimron-meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;
21. The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
22. The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one;
23. The king of Dor in the heights of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one;
24. The king of Tirzah, one. In all, thirty-one kings.

Psalms 44:4-19
4. You are my King, O God; command victories and deliverance for Jacob (Israel).
5. Through You shall we push down our enemies; through Your name shall we tread them under who rise up against us.
6. For I will not trust in and lean on my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
7. But You have saved us from our foes and have put them to shame who hate us.
8. In God we have made our boast all the day long, and we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
9. But now You have cast us off and brought us to dishonor, and You go not out with our armies.
10. You make us to turn back from the enemy, and they who hate us take spoil for themselves.
11. You have made us like sheep intended for mutton and have scattered us in exile among the nations.
12. You sell Your people for nothing, and have not increased Your wealth by their price.
13. You have made us the taunt of our neighbors, a scoffing and a derision to those who are round about us.
14. You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the heads among the people.
15. My dishonor is before me all day long, and shame has covered my face
16. At the words of the taunter and reviler, by reason of the enemy and the revengeful.
17. All this is come upon us, yet have we not forgotten You, neither have we been false to Your covenant [which You made with our fathers].
18. Our hearts are not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Your path,
19. Though You have distressingly broken us in the place of jackals and covered us with deep darkness, even with the shadow of death.

Proverbs 14:1-2
1. EVERY WISE woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
2. He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him.

Luke 10:25-42
25. And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]?
26. Jesus said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it?
27. And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. [Lev. 19:18; Deut. 6:5.]
28. And Jesus said to him, You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live [enjoy active, blessed, endless life in the kingdom of God].
29. And he, determined to acquit himself of reproach, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30. Jesus, taking him up, replied, A certain man was going from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothes and belongings and beat him and went their way, [unconcernedly] leaving him half dead, as it happened.
31. Now by coincidence a certain priest was going down along that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32. A Levite likewise came down to the place and saw him, and passed by on the other side [of the road].
33. But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled along, came down to where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity and sympathy [for him],
34. And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
35. And the next day he took out two denarii [two day's wages] and gave [them] to the innkeeper, saying, Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I [myself] will repay you when I return.
36. Which of these three do you think proved himself a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?
37. He answered, The one who showed pity and mercy to him. And Jesus said to him, Go and do likewise.
38. Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house.
39. And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord's feet and was listening to His teaching.
40. But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]!
41. But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
42. There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.