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Bible in one year


April 15


Joshua 19:1-51
1. Then Joshua gave all the families in the tribe of Simeon their share of the land. The land they got was inside the area that belonged to Judah.
2. This is what they got: Beersheba (also called Sheba), Moladah,
3. Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem,
4. Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah,
5. Ziklag, Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susah,
6. Beth Lebaoth, and Sharuhen. There were 13 towns and all the fields around them.
7. They also got the towns of Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan. There were four towns and all the fields around them.
8. They also got all the fields around the cities as far as Baalath Beer (Ramah in the Negev ). So this was the area that was given to the tribe of Simeon. Each family got its land.
9. Simeon's share of land was within the area that Judah got. The people of Judah had more land than they needed, so the people of Simeon got part of their land.
10. The next tribe to get their land was Zebulun. Each family in Zebulun got the land that was promised to them. The border of Zebulun went as far as Sarid.
11. Then the border went west to Maralah and just touched Dabbesheth. Then it went along the ravine near Jokneam.
12. Then the border turned to the east. It went from Sarid to Kisloth Tabor. Then it went on to Daberath and to Japhia.
13. Then the border continued to the east to Gath Hepher and Eth Kazin. It ended at Rimmon. Then it turned and went to Neah.
14. At Neah the border turned again, went north to Hannathon, and then continued to the Valley of Iphtah El.
15. Inside this border were the cities of Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem. In all, there were twelve towns and all the fields around them.
16. So these are the towns and fields around them that were given to Zebulun. Each family in Zebulun got its part of the land.
17. The fourth part of the land was given to the tribe of Issachar. Each family in that tribe got its part of the land.
18. This is the land that was given to that tribe: Jezreel, Kesulloth, Shunem,
19. Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath,
20. Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez,
21. Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah, and Beth Pazzez.
22. The border of their land touched Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth Shemesh. It ended at the Jordan River. In all, there were 16 towns and the fields around them.
23. These cities and towns were part of the land that was given to the tribe of Issachar. Each family got its part of the land.
24. The fifth part of land was given to the tribe of Asher. Each family in that tribe got its part of the land.
25. This is the land that was given to that tribe: Helkath, Hali, Beten, Acshaph,
26. Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. The western border continued to Mount Carmel and Shihor Libnath.
27. Then the border turned to the east. It went to Beth Dagon. The border touched Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah El. Then it went north of Beth Emek and Neiel. It passed north of Cabul.
28. Then the border went to Abdon, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah. It continued to the Greater Sidon area.
29. Then the border went back south to Ramah. It continued to the strong city of Tyre. Then the border turned and went to Hosah. It ended at the sea, near Aczib,
30. Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob. In all there were 22 towns and the fields around them.
31. These cities and the fields around them were given to the tribe of Asher. Each family in that tribe got its share of the land.
32. The sixth part of land was given to the tribe of Naphtali. Each family in that tribe got its share of the land.
33. The border of their land started at the large tree near Zaanannim. This is near Heleph. Then the border went through Adami Nekeb and Jabneel. It continued to Lakkum and ended at the Jordan River.
34. Then the border went to the west through Aznoth Tabor. It ended at Hukkok. The southern border touched Zebulun and the western border touched Asher. The border went to Judah, at the Jordan River to the east.
35. There were some very strong cities inside these borders. They were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth,
36. Adamah, Ramah, Hazor,
37. Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor,
38. Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath, and Beth Shemesh. In all, there were 19 towns and all the fields around them.
39. These cities and the fields around them were given to the tribe of Naphtali. Each family in that tribe got its land.
40. Then land was given to the tribe of Dan. Each family in that tribe got its land.
41. This is the land that was given to them: 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, Rakkon, and the area near Joppa.
47. But the people of Dan had trouble taking their land. There were strong enemies there and the people of Dan could not easily defeat them. So the people of Dan went {to the northern part of Israel} and fought against Laish. They defeated Laish and killed the people who lived there. So the people of Dan lived in the town of Laish. They changed the name to Dan because that was the name of the father of their tribe.
48. All of these cities and fields around them were given to the tribe of Dan. Each family got its share of the land.
49. So the leaders finished dividing the land and giving it to the different tribes. After they finished, all the Israelites decided to give Joshua son of Nun some land too. This was land that was promised to him.
50. The Lord had commanded that he get this land. So they gave Joshua the town of Timnath Serah in the hill country of Ephraim. This was the town that Joshua told them he wanted. So he built the town stronger and lived there.
51. All of these lands were given to the different tribes of Israel. Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders of each tribe met together at Shiloh to divide the land. They met before the Lord at the entrance of the Meeting Tent. So they finished dividing the land.

Joshua 20:1-9
1. Then the Lord said to Joshua:
2. "Through Moses, I told you to choose some cities to be cities of safety.
3. Anyone who kills someone accidentally can go to a city of safety to hide from the relatives who want to kill him.
4. "If you accidentally kill someone and you run away to one of those cities, you must stop at the entrance of the city and tell the leaders of the people what happened. Then the leaders can allow you to enter the city. They will give you a place to live among them.
5. If someone chases you and follows you to that city, the leaders of the city must not give you up. They must protect you because you came to them for safety after killing someone by accident— you were not angry and did not plan to kill the person. It was something that just happened.
6. You should stay in that city until its court has judged you and until the high priest dies. Then you may go back to your hometown."
7. So the Israelites chose some cities to be called cities of safety. These are the cities: Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali; Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim; Kiriath Arba (Hebron) in the hill country of Judah;
8. Bezer, east of the Jordan River across from Jericho, in the desert area in the land of Reuben; Ramoth in Gilead in the land of Gad; and Golan in Bashan in the land of Manasseh.
9. All Israelites or any foreigners living among them who killed someone by accident were allowed to run away to one of these cities of safety. They could be safe there and not be killed by anyone chasing them. The court in that city would judge them.

Psalms 46:1-6
1. To the director: A song from the Korah family. By the alamoth. A song. God is our protection and source of strength. He is always ready to help us in times of trouble.
2. So we are not afraid when the earth quakes and the mountains fall into the sea.
3. We are not afraid when the seas become rough and dark and the mountains tremble. Selah
4. There is a river whose streams bring happiness to God's city, to the holy city of God Most High.
5. God is in that city, so it will never be destroyed. He is there to help even before sunrise.
6. Nations will shake with fear and kingdoms will fall when God shouts and makes the earth move.

Proverbs 14:7-11
7. Stay away from fools, there is nothing they can teach you.
8. Wisdom lets smart people know what they are doing, but stupid people only think they know.
9. Fines are needed to make fools obey the law, but good people are happy to obey it.
10. When you are sad, no one else feels the pain; and when you are happy, no one else can really feel the joy.
11. An evil person's house will be destroyed, but a good person's family will do well.

Luke 12:32-59
32. "Don't fear, little flock. Your Father wants to share his kingdom with you.
33. Sell the things you have and give that money to those who need it. This is the only way you can keep your riches from being lost. You will be storing treasure in heaven that lasts forever. Thieves can't steal that treasure, and moths can't destroy it.
34. Your heart will be where your treasure is.
35. "Be ready! Be fully dressed and have your lights shining.
36. Be like servants who are waiting for their master to come home from a wedding party. The master comes and knocks, and the servants immediately open the door for him.
37. When their master sees that they are ready and waiting for him, it will be a great day for those servants. I can tell you without a doubt, the master will get himself ready to serve a meal and tell the servants to sit down. Then he will serve them.
38. Those servants might have to wait until midnight or later for their master. But they will be glad they did when he comes in and finds them still waiting.
39. "Remember this: If the owner of the house knew what time a thief was coming, he would not allow the thief to enter his house.
40. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at a time when you don't expect him!"
41. Peter said, "Lord, did you tell this story for us or for all people?"
42. The Lord said, "Who is the wise and trusted servant? The master trusts one servant to give the other servants their food at the right time. Who is the servant that the master trusts to do that work?
43. When the master comes and finds him doing the work he gave him, what a great day it will be for that servant!
44. I can tell you without a doubt, the master will choose that servant to take care of everything he owns.
45. "But what will happen if that servant is evil and thinks his master will not come back soon? He will begin to beat the other servants, men and women. He will eat and drink until he has had too much.
46. Then the master will come when the servant is not ready, at a time when the servant is not expecting him. Then the master will punish that servant and send him away to be with the other people who don't obey.
47. "That servant knew what his master wanted him to do. But he did not make himself ready or try to do what his master wanted. So that servant will be punished very much!
48. But what about the servant who does not know what his master wants? He also does things that deserve punishment. But he will get less punishment than the servant who knew what he should do. Whoever has been given much will be responsible for much. Much more will be expected from the one who has been given more."
49. Jesus continued speaking: "I came to bring fire to the world. I wish it were already burning!
50. There is a kind of baptism that I must suffer through. I feel very troubled until it is finished.
51. Do you think I came to give peace to the world? No, I came to divide the world!
52. From now on, a family of five will be divided, three against two, and two against three.
53. A father and son will be divided: The son will turn against his father. The father will turn against his son. A mother and her daughter will be divided: The daughter will turn against her mother. The mother will turn against her daughter. A mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law will be divided: The daughter-in-law will turn against her mother-in-law. The mother-in-law will turn against her daughter-in-law."
54. Then Jesus said to the people, "When you see clouds growing bigger in the west, you say, 'A rainstorm is coming.' And soon it begins to rain.
55. When you feel the wind begin to blow from the south, you say, 'It will be a hot day.' And you are right.
56. You hypocrites! You can understand the weather. Why don't you understand what is happening now?
57. "Why can't you decide for yourselves what is right?
58. Suppose someone is suing you, and you are both going to court. Try hard to settle it on the way. If you don't settle it, you may have to go before the judge. And the judge will hand you over to the officer, who will throw you into jail.
59. I tell you, you will not get out of there until you have paid every cent you owe."