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April 6


Joshua 1:1-18
1. AFTER THE death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' minister, [Deut. 34:4-8.]
2. Moses My servant is dead. So now arise [take his place], go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, the Israelites.
3. Every place upon which the sole of your foot shall tread, that have I given to you, as I promised Moses.
4. From the wilderness and this Lebanon to the great river Euphrates--all the land of the Hittites [Canaan]--and to the Great [Mediterranean] Sea on the west shall be your territory.
5. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.
6. Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
7. Only you be strong and very courageous, that you may do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
8. This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.
9. Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
10. Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
11. Pass through the camp and command the people, Prepare your provisions, for within three days you shall pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
12. And to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said,
13. Remember what Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, The Lord your God is giving you [of these two and a half tribes a place of] rest and will give you this land [east of the Jordan].
14. Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle shall dwell in the land which Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan, but all your mighty men of valor shall pass on before your brethren [of the other tribes] armed, and help them [possess their land]
15. Until the Lord gives your brethren rest, as He has given you, and they also possess the land the Lord your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and possess it, the land Moses the Lord's servant gave you on the sunrise side of the Jordan.
16. They answered Joshua, All you command us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
17. As we hearkened to Moses in all things, so will we hearken to you; only may the Lord your God be with you as He was with Moses.
18. Whoever rebels against your commandment and will not hearken to all you command him shall be put to death. Only be strong, vigorous, and of good courage.

Joshua 2:1-24
1. JOSHUA SON of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as scouts, saying, Go, view the land, especially Jericho. And they went and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab and lodged there.
2. It was told the king of Jericho, Behold, there came men in here tonight of the Israelites to search out the country.
3. And the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men who have come to you, who entered your house, for they have come to search out the land.
4. But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. So she said, Yes, two men came to me, but I did not know from where they had come.
5. And at gate closing time, after dark, the men went out. Where they went I do not know. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.
6. But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax which she had laid in order there.
7. So the men pursued them to the Jordan as far as the fords. As soon as the pursuers had gone, the city's gate was shut.
8. Before the two men had lain down, Rahab came up to them on the roof,
9. And she said to the men, I know that the Lord has given you the land and that your terror is fallen upon us and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
10. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the [east] side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
11. When we heard it, our hearts melted, neither did spirit or courage remain any more in any man because of you, for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. [Heb. 11:31.]
12. Now then, I pray you, swear to me by the Lord, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father's house, and give me a sure sign,
13. And save alive my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all they have, and deliver us from death.
14. And the men said to her, Our lives for yours! If you do not tell this business of ours, then when the Lord gives us the land we will deal kindly and faithfully with you.
15. Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was built into the [town] wall so that she dwelt in the wall.
16. And she said to them, Get to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; hide yourselves there three days until the pursuers have returned; and afterward you may go your way.
17. The men said to her, We will be blameless of this oath you have made us swear. [The responsibility is now yours.]
18. Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and you shall bring your father and mother, your brothers, and all your father's household into your house.
19. And if anyone goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless; but if a hand is laid upon anyone who is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head.
20. But if you tell this business of ours, we shall be guiltless of your oath which you made us swear.
21. And she said, According to your words, so it is. Then she sent them away and they departed; and she bound the scarlet cord in the window.
22. They left and went to the mountain and stayed there three days, until the pursuers returned, who had searched all along the way without finding them.
23. So the two men descended from the mountain, passed over [the Jordan], and came to Joshua son of Nun, and told him all that had befallen them.
24. They said to Joshua, Truly the Lord has given all the land into our hands; for all the inhabitants of the country are faint because of us.

Psalms 41:1-13
1. To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, to be envied) is he who considers the weak and the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of evil and trouble.
2. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive; he shall be called blessed in the land; and You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
3. The Lord will sustain, refresh, and strengthen him on his bed of languishing; all his bed You [O Lord] will turn, change, and transform in his illness.
4. I said, Lord, be merciful and gracious to me; heal my inner self, for I have sinned against You.
5. My enemies speak evil of me, [saying], When will he die and his name perish?
6. And when one comes to see me, he speaks falsehood and empty words, while his heart gathers mischievous gossip [against me]; when he goes away, he tells it abroad.
7. All who hate me whisper together about me; against me do they devise my hurt [imagining the worst for me].
8. An evil disease, say they, is poured out upon him and cleaves fast to him; and now that he is bedfast, he will not rise up again.
9. Even my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted (relied on and was confident), who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. [John 13:18.]
10. But You, O Lord, be merciful and gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
11. By this I know that You favor and delight in me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.
12. And as for me, You have upheld me in my integrity and set me in Your presence forever.
13. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting and to everlasting [from this age to the next, and forever]! Amen and Amen (so be it).

Proverbs 13:15-16
15. Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard [like the barren, dry soil or the impassable swamp].
16. Every prudent man deals with knowledge, but a [self-confident] fool exposes and flaunts his folly.

Luke 8:26-56
26. Then they came to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.
27. Now when Jesus stepped out on land, there met Him a certain man out of the town who had [was possessed by] demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but in the tombs.
28. And when he saw Jesus, he raised a deep (terrible) cry [from the depths of his throat] and fell down before Him [in terror] and shouted loudly, What have You [to do] with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? [What have we in common?] I beg You, do not torment me!
29. For Jesus was already commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For many times it had snatched and held him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and fetters, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilderness (desert).
30. Jesus then asked him, What is your name? And he answered, Legion; for many demons had entered him.
31. And they begged [Jesus] not to command them to depart into the Abyss (bottomless pit). [Rev. 9:1.]
32. Now a great herd of swine was there feeding on the hillside; and [the demons] begged Him to give them leave to enter these. And He allowed them [to do so].
33. Then the demons came out of the man and entered into the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep cliff into the lake and were drowned.
34. When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they ran away and told it in the town and in the country.
35. And [people] went out to see what had occurred, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right (sound) mind; and they were seized with alarm and fear.
36. And those [also] who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was restored [to health].
37. Then all the people of the country surrounding the Gerasenes' district asked [Jesus] to depart from them, for they were possessed and suffering with dread and terror; so He entered a boat and returned [to the west side of the Sea of Galilee].
38. But the man from whom the demons had gone out kept begging and praying that he might accompany Him and be with Him, but [Jesus] sent him away, saying,
39. Return to your home, and recount [the story] of how many and great things God has done for you. And [the man] departed, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
40. Now when Jesus came back [to Galilee], the crowd received and welcomed Him gladly, for they were all waiting and looking for Him.
41. And there came a man named Jairus, who had [for a long time] been a director of the synagogue; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he begged Him to come to his house,
42. For he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As [Jesus] went, the people pressed together around Him [almost suffocating Him].
43. And a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone,
44. Came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment, and immediately her flow of blood ceased.
45. And Jesus said, Who is it who touched Me? When all were denying it, Peter and those who were with him said, Master, the multitudes surround You and press You on every side!
46. But Jesus said, Someone did touch Me; for I perceived that [healing] power has gone forth from Me.
47. And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came up trembling, and, falling down before Him, she declared in the presence of all the people for what reason she had touched Him and how she had been instantly cured.
48. And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your confidence and trust in Me) has made you well! Go (enter) into peace (untroubled, undisturbed well-being).
49. While He was still speaking, a man from the house of the director of the synagogue came and said [to Jairus], Your daughter is dead; do not weary and trouble the Teacher any further.
50. But Jesus, on hearing this, answered him, Do not be seized with alarm or struck with fear; simply believe [in Me as able to do this], and she shall be made well.
51. And when He came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him except Peter and John and James, and the girl's father and mother.
52. And all were weeping for and bewailing her; but He said, Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.
53. And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing full well that she was dead.
54. And grasping her hand, He called, saying, Child, arise [from the sleep of death]!
55. And her spirit returned [from death], and she arose immediately; and He directed that she should be given something to eat.
56. And her parents were amazed, but He charged them to tell no one what had occurred.