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April 11


Joshua 11:1-23
1. When Jabin king of Hazor heard [this news], he sent [a message] to: Jobab king of Madon, the kings of Shimron and Achshaph,
2. and the kings of the north in the hill country, the plain south of Chinnereth, the Judean foothills, and the Slopes of Dor to the west,
3. the Canaanites in the east and west, the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, and Jebusites in the hill country, and the Hivites at the foot of Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
4. They went out with all their armies-- a multitude as numerous as the sand on the seashore-- along with a vast number of horses and chariots.
5. All these kings joined forces; they came together and camped at the waters of Merom to attack Israel.
6. The LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, for at this time tomorrow I will hand all of them over dead to Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn up their chariots."
7. So Joshua and his whole military force surprised them at the waters of Merom and attacked them.
8. The LORD handed them over to Israel, and they struck them down, pursuing them as far as Great Sidon and Misrephoth-maim, and to the east as far as the valley of Mizpeh. They struck them down, leaving no survivors.
9. Joshua treated them as the LORD had told him; he hamstrung their horses and burned up their chariots.
10. At that time Joshua turned back, captured Hazor, and struck down its king with the sword, because Hazor had formerly been the leader of all these kingdoms.
11. They struck down everyone in it with the sword, completely destroying them; he left no one alive. Then he burned down Hazor.
12. Joshua captured all these kings and their cities and struck them down with the sword. He completely destroyed them, as Moses the LORD's servant had commanded.
13. However, Israel did not burn any of the cities that stood on their mounds except Hazor, which Joshua burned.
14. The Israelites plundered all the spoils and cattle of these cities for themselves. But they struck down every person with the sword until they had annihilated them, leaving no one alive.
15. Just as the LORD had commanded His servant Moses, Moses commanded Joshua. That is what Joshua did, leaving nothing undone of all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
16. So Joshua took all this land-- the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the Judean foothills, the plain, and the hill country of Israel with its Judean foothills--
17. from Mount Halak, which ascends to Seir, as far as Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon at the foot of Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and struck them down, putting them to death.
18. Joshua waged war with all these kings for a long time.
19. No city made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites who inhabited Gibeon; all of them were taken in battle.
20. For it was the LORD's intention to harden their hearts, so that they would engage Israel in battle, be completely destroyed without mercy, and be annihilated, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
21. At that time Joshua proceeded to exterminate the Anakim from the hill country-- Hebron, Debir, Anab-- all the hill country of Judah and of Israel. Joshua completely destroyed them with their cities.
22. No Anakim were left in the land of the Israelites, except for some remaining in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.
23. So Joshua took the entire land, in keeping with all that the LORD had told Moses. Joshua then gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal allotments. After this, the land had rest from war.

Joshua 12:1-24
1. The Israelites struck down the following kings of the land and took possession of their land beyond the Jordan to the east and from the Arnon Valley to Mount Hermon, including all the Arabah eastward:
2. Sihon king of the Amorites lived in Heshbon. He ruled [over the territory] from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Valley, along the middle of the valley, and half of Gilead up to the Jabbok River (the border of the Ammonites),
3. the Arabah east of the Sea of Chinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea), eastward through Beth-jeshimoth and southward below the slopes of Pisgah.
4. Og king of Bashan, of the remnant of the Rephaim, lived in Ashtaroth and Edrei.
5. He ruled over Mount Hermon, Salecah, all Bashan up to the Geshurite and Maacathite border, and half of Gilead to the border of Sihon, king of Heshbon.
6. Moses the LORD's servant and the Israelites struck them down. And Moses the LORD's servant gave their land as an inheritance to the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh.
7. Joshua and the Israelites struck down the following kings of the land beyond the Jordan to the west, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which ascends toward Seir (Joshua gave their land as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel according to their allotments:
8. the hill country, the Judean foothills, the plain, the slopes, the desert, and the Negev of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites):
9. the king of Jericho one the king of Ai, which is next to 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 Naphoth-dor one the king of Goiim in Gilgal one
24. the king of Tirzah one [the total number of] all kings: 31

Psalms 44:4-19
4. You are my King, my God, who ordains victories for Jacob.
5. Through You we drive back our foes; through Your name we trample our enemies.
6. For I do not trust in my bow, and my sword does not bring me victory.
7. But You give us victory over our foes and let those who hate us be disgraced.
8. We boast in God all day long; we will praise Your name forever. Selah
9. But You have rejected and humiliated us; You do not march out with our armies.
10. You make us retreat from the foe, and those who hate us have taken plunder for themselves.
11. You hand us over to be eaten like sheep and scatter us among the nations.
12. You sell Your people for nothing; You make no profit from selling them.
13. You make us an object of reproach to our neighbors, a source of mockery and ridicule to those around us.
14. You make us a joke among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples.
15. My disgrace is before me all day long, and shame has covered my face,
16. because of the voice of the scorner and reviler, because of the enemy and avenger.
17. All this has happened to us, but we have not forgotten You or betrayed Your covenant.
18. Our hearts have not turned back; our steps have not strayed from Your path.
19. But You have crushed us in a haunt of jackals and have covered us with deepest darkness.

Proverbs 14:1-2
1. Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
2. Whoever lives with integrity fears the LORD, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him.

Luke 10:25-42
25. Just then an expert in the law stood up to test Him, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
26. "What is written in the law?" He asked him. "How do you read it?"
27. He answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
28. "You've answered correctly," He told him. "Do this and you will live."
29. But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30. Jesus took up [the question] and said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead.
31. A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32. In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
33. But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw [the man], he had compassion.
34. He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, 'Take care of him. When I come back I'll reimburse you for whatever extra you spend.'
36. "Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?"
37. "The one who showed mercy to him," he said. Then Jesus told him, "Go and do the same."
38. While they were traveling, He entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
39. She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet and was listening to what He said.
40. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, "Lord, don't You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand."
41. The Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things,
42. but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her."