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April 15


Joshua 19:1-51
1. THE SECOND lot fell to Simeon, to the tribe of the Simeonites according to their families; and their inheritance lay within that of the people of Judah.
2. And they had for their inheritance: Beersheba or Sheba, Moladah,
3. Hazarshual, Balah, Ezem,
4. Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah,
5. Ziklag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susah,
6. Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen; [making] thirteen cities and their villages;
7. Ain [with] Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan; [making] four cities and their villages;
8. And all the villages around these cities as far as Baalath-beer, or Ramah of the Negeb. This was the possession of the Simeonites according to their families.
9. Out of the part assigned to the Judahites was the inheritance of the tribe of Simeon, for the portion of the tribe of Judah was too large for them. Therefore the tribe of Simeon had its inheritance in the midst of Judah's inheritance.
10. The third lot came up for the tribe of Zebulun according to their families. The border of its inheritance extended to Sarid.
11. Then its boundary went up westward and on to Maralah and reached to Dabbesheth and to the brook east of Jokneam.
12. And it turned from Sarid eastward to the border of Chisloth-tabor and it went out to Daberath and on up to Japhia,
13. Then passed eastward to Gath-hepher [Jonah's birthplace] and to Eth-kazin, and went on to Rimmon bending toward Neah.
14. The boundary circled on the north to Hannathon, ending at the Valley of Iphtah-el.
15. Included were Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem; twelve cities with their villages.
16. This is the inheritance of the people of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.
17. The fourth lot fell to Issachar, to its people according to their families.
18. Their territory included: Jezreel, Chesulloth, Shunem,
19. Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath,
20. Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez,
21. Remeth, En-gannim, En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez.
22. The boundary reached to Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth-shemesh, and ended at the Jordan; sixteen cities with their villages.
23. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.
24. The fifth lot fell to the tribe of Asher according to their families.
25. Their territory included: Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph,
26. Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal; and on the west it touched Carmel and Shihor-libnath.
27. Then it turned eastward to Beth-dagon, touching Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah-el northward to Beth-emek and Neiel, and continued in the north to Cabul,
28. Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah, even to populous Sidon.
29. Then the boundary turned to Ramah, reaching to the fortified city of Tyre; and it turned to Hosah, and ended at the sea--Mahalab, Achzib,
30. Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob; twenty-two cities with their villages.
31. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
32. The sixth lot fell to the tribe of Naphtali according to their families.
33. Their boundary ran from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim and Adami-nekeb and Jabneel as far as Lakkum; and it ended at the Jordan.
34. Then the boundary turned westward to Aznoth-tabor and went from there to Hukkok, touching Zebulun on the south, Asher on the west, and Judah on the east at the Jordan.
35. The fortified cities included Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,
36. Adamah, Ramah, Hazor,
37. Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor,
38. Yiron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh; nineteen cities and their villages.
39. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages.
40. And the seventh lot fell to the tribe of Dan according to their families.
41. The territory of their inheritance included: Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir-shemesh,
42. Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah,
43. Elon, Timnah, Ekron,
44. Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath,
45. Jehud, Bene-berak, Gath-rimmon,
46. Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the territory before Joppa.
47. The territory of the tribe of Dan had to be extended [because of the crowding in of the Amorites and Philistines]; so the sons of Dan went up to fight against Leshem (Laish) and took it and smote it with the sword and possessed it and dwelt there, and they called Leshem (Laish) Dan after Dan their [forefather]. [Judg. 1:34; 18:7-10, 27.]
48. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.
49. When they had finished dividing the land for inheritance by their boundaries, the Israelites gave an inheritance among them to Joshua son of Nun.
50. According to the word of the Lord they gave him the city for which he asked--Timnath-serah in the hills of Ephraim. And he built the city and dwelt in it.
51. These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of Israel distributed by lot in Shiloh before the Lord at the door of the Tent of Meeting. So they finished dividing the land.

Joshua 20:1-9
1. THE LORD said also to Joshua,
2. Say to the Israelites, Appoint among you cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,
3. That the slayer who kills anyone accidentally and unintentionally may flee there; and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. [Num. 35:10ff.]
4. He who flees to one of those cities shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and explain his case to the elders of that city; they shall receive him to [the protection of] that city and give him a place to dwell among them.
5. If the avenger of blood pursues him, they shall not deliver the slayer into his hand, because he killed his neighbor unintentionally, having had no hatred for him previously.
6. And he shall dwell in that city until he has been tried before the congregation and until the death of him who is the high priest in those days. Then the slayer shall return to his own city from which he fled and to his own house.
7. And they set apart and consecrated Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali and Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
8. Beyond the Jordan east of Jericho they appointed Bezer in the wilderness tableland from the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead from the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan from the tribe of Manasseh.
9. These cities were for all the Israelites and the stranger sojourning among them, that whoever killed a person unintentionally might flee there and not be slain by the avenger of blood until he had been tried before the congregation.

Psalms 46:1-6
1. To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of the sons of Korah, set to treble voices. A song. GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
2. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas,
3. Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
4. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
5. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God will help her right early [at the dawn of the morning].
6. The nations raged, the kingdoms tottered and were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

Proverbs 14:7-11
7. Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8. The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.
9. Fools make a mock of sin and sin mocks the fools [who are its victims; a sin offering made by them only mocks them, bringing them disappointment and disfavor], but among the upright there is the favor of God. [Prov. 10:23.]
10. The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.
11. The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.

Luke 12:32-59
32. "Stop being afraid, little flock, because your* Father was delighted to give to you* the kingdom.
33. "Sell your* possessions and give charitable gifts. Make for yourselves money bags [which] are not wearing out, an inexhaustible treasure in the heavens, where a thief does not come near nor does a moth destroy.
34. "For where your* treasure is, there your* heart [fig., inner desire] will be also.
35. "Let your* waist be wrapped around [with a belt] [fig., Prepare yourselves], and [keep] the lamps burning.
36. "And you* [are to be] like people waiting for their lord, when he returns from the wedding feasts, so that having come and knocked, immediately they shall open to him.
37. "Happy [are] those slaves, whom the lord having come will find keeping watch. Positively, I say to you*, he will wrap [a belt] around himself and have them recline [to eat], and having come alongside, he will serve them.
38. "And if he comes in the second watch [i.e. between 9:00 p.m. and midnight], [or] he even comes in the third watch [i.e. between midnight and 3:00 a.m.], and he finds [them] so, happy are those slaves.
39. "But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief [was] coming, he would have kept watch and would not have allowed [the walls of] his house to be dug through.
40. "Therefore,_you*_ also become ready, because the Son of Humanity is coming at the hour you* do not think [fig., expect]."
41. Now Peter said to Him, "Lord, do You speak this allegory to us, or also to all?"
42. Then the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom the lord will put in charge over his household servants to give [them their] food allowance at [the right] time?
43. "Happy [is] that slave, whom his lord having come, will find so doing.
44. "Truly I say to you*, he will put him in charge over all his possessions.
45. "But if that slave says in his heart, 'My lord is delaying to be coming,' and he begins to be beating the slave-boys and the slave-girls and to be eating and to be drinking and to be getting drunk,
46. the lord of that slave will come in a day in which he does not expect [him], and in an hour which he does not know, and he will cut him in two [fig., punish him severely], and he will appoint his portion with the unbelievers.
47. "So that slave, the one having known his lord's will and not having prepared nor having done according to his will, will be repeatedly beaten with many [lashes].
48. "But the one not having known, and having done [things] worthy of a beating, will be repeatedly beaten with few [lashes]. So to every [one] to whom much was given, much will be demanded from him, and to whom they entrusted much, all the more they will ask of him.
49. "I came to cast fire to the earth, and how I wish that it was already kindled!
50. "But I have a baptism to be baptized [with], and how distressed I am until it is completed!
51. "Do you* think that I came to give peace on the earth? Not at all, I say to you*,_but_ rather division!
52. "For from now [on] five in one house will have been divided: three against two and two against three.
53. "A father will be divided against a son and a son against a father, a mother against a daughter and a daughter against a mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law." [see Micah 7:6]
54. Then He also said to the crowds, "Whenever you* see the cloud rising from [the] west, immediately you* say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it happens.
55. "And whenever [you* see] a south wind blowing, you say*, 'It will be scorching heat [i.e., It will be a hot day],' and so it happens.
56. "Hypocrites! You know [how] to be interpreting the face of the earth and of the sky, but how [is it] you* are not interpreting this time?
57. "But why do you* not even judge of yourselves the righteous [thing] [fig., what is righteous]?
58. "For as you* are going with your opponent [in a lawsuit] to a ruler [or, magistrate], on the way give work [fig., make every effort] to have been released from [fig., to make an settlement with] him, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the court officer, and the court officer throw you into prison.
59. "I say to you, by no means shall you come out from there until you pay back even the last lepton [i.e. a small copper coin worth 1/1000th of an ounce or 0.025 grams of silver]."