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April 14


Joshua 17:1-18
1. This was the allotment for the tribe of Manasseh as Joseph's firstborn. Gilead and Bashan came to Machir, the firstborn of Manasseh and the father of Gilead, who was a man of war.
2. So the allotment was for the rest of Manasseh's descendants by their clans, for the sons of Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher, and Shemida. These are the male descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph, by their clans.
3. Now Zelophehad son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, had no sons, only daughters. These are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
4. They came before Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders, saying, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our male relatives." So they gave them an inheritance among their father's brothers, in keeping with the LORD's instruction.
5. As a result, 10 tracts fell to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which are beyond the Jordan,
6. because Manasseh's daughters received an inheritance among his sons. The land of Gilead belonged to the rest of Manasseh's sons.
7. The border of Manasseh went from Asher to Michmethath near Shechem. It then went southward toward the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
8. The region of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but Tappuah [itself] on Manasseh's border belonged to the descendants of Ephraim.
9. From there the border descended to the Brook of Kanah; south of the brook, cities belonged to Ephraim among Manasseh's cities. Manasseh's border was on the north side of the brook and ended at the Mediterranean Sea.
10. Ephraim's [territory] was to the south and Manasseh's to the north, with the Sea as its border. They reached Asher on the north and Issachar on the east.
11. Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean with its towns, Ibleam with its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor with its towns; the inhabitants of En-dor with its towns, the inhabitants of Taanach with its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo with its towns-- the three [cities] of Naphath.
12. The descendants of Manasseh could not possess these cities, because the Canaanites were determined to stay in this land.
13. However, when the Israelites grew stronger, they imposed forced labor on the Canaanites but did not drive them out completely.
14. Joseph's descendants said to Joshua: "Why did you give us only one tribal allotment as an inheritance? We have many people, because the LORD has greatly blessed us."
15. "If you have so many people," Joshua replied to them, "go to the forest and clear [an area] for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, because Ephraim's hill country is too small for you."
16. But the descendants of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who inhabit the valley area have iron chariots, both at Beth-shean with its towns and in the Jezreel Valley."
17. So Joshua replied to Joseph's family (that is, Ephraim and Manasseh), "You have many people and great strength. You will not have just one lot,
18. because the hill country will be yours also. It is a forest; clear it and its outlying areas will be yours. You can also drive out the Canaanites, even though they have iron chariots and are strong."

Joshua 18:1-28
1. The entire Israelite community assembled at Shiloh where it set up the tent of meeting there; the land had been subdued by them.
2. Seven tribes among the Israelites were left who had not divided up their inheritance.
3. So Joshua said to the Israelites, "How long will you delay going out to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, gave you?
4. Appoint for yourselves three men from each tribe, and I will send them out. They are to go and survey the land, write a description of it for the purpose of their inheritance, and return to me.
5. Then they are to divide it into seven portions. Judah is to remain in its territory in the south, and Joseph's family in their territory in the north.
6. When you have written a description of the seven portions of land and brought it to me, I will cast lots for you here in the presence of the LORD our God.
7. But the Levites among you do not get a portion, because their inheritance is the priesthood of the LORD. Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh have taken their inheritance beyond the Jordan to the east, which Moses the LORD's servant gave them."
8. As the men prepared to go, Joshua commanded them to write down a description of the land, saying, "Go and survey the land, write a description of it, and return to me. I will then cast lots for you here in Shiloh in the presence of the LORD."
9. So the men left, went through the land, and described it by towns in a document of seven sections. They returned to Joshua at the camp in Shiloh.
10. Joshua cast lots for them at Shiloh in the presence of the LORD where he distributed the land to the Israelites according to their divisions.
11. The lot came up for the tribe of Benjamin's descendants by their clans, and their allotted territory lay between Judah's descendants and Joseph's descendants.
12. Their border on the north side began at the Jordan, ascended to the slope of Jericho on the north, through the hill country westward, and ended at the wilderness of Beth-aven.
13. From there the border went toward Luz, to the southern slope of Luz (that is, Bethel); it then went down by Ataroth-addar, over the hill south of Lower Beth-horon.
14. On the west side, from the hill facing Beth-horon on the south, the border curved, turning southward, and ended at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), a city of the descendants of Judah. This was the west side [of their border].
15. The south side began at the edge of Kiriath-jearim, and the border extended westward; it went to the spring at the Waters of Nephtoah.
16. The border descended to the foot of the hill that faces the Valley of Hinnom at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim. It ran down the Valley of Hinnom toward the south Jebusite slope and downward to En-rogel.
17. It curved northward and went to En-shemesh and on to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, and continued down to the Stone of Bohan, Reuben's son.
18. Then it went north to the slope opposite the Jordan Valleyand proceeded into the valley.
19. The border continued to the north slope of Beth-hoglah and ended at the northern bay of the Dead Sea, at the southern end of the Jordan. This was the southern border.
20. The Jordan formed the border on the east side. This was the inheritance of Benjamin's descendants, by their clans, according to its surrounding borders.
21. These were the cities of the tribe of Benjamin's descendants by their clans: Jericho, Beth-hoglah, Emek-keziz,
22. Beth-arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel,
23. Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,
24. Chephar-ammoni, Ophni, and Geba-- 12 cities, with their villages;
25. Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth,
26. Mizpeh, Chephirah, Mozah,
27. Rekem, Irpeel, Taralah,
28. Zela, Haeleph, Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), Gibeah, and Kiriath-- 14 cities, with their villages. This was the inheritance for Benjamin's descendants by their clans.

Psalms 45:6-17
6. Your throne, God, is forever and ever; the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
7. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you, more than your companions, with the oil of joy.
8. Myrrh, aloes, and cassia [perfume] all your garments; from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.
9. Kings' daughters are among your honored women; the queen, adorned with gold from Ophir, stands at your right hand.
10. Listen, daughter, pay attention and consider: forget your people and your father's house,
11. and the king will desire your beauty. Bow down to him, for he is your lord.
12. The daughter of Tyre, the wealthy people, will seek your favor with gifts.
13. In [her chamber], the royal daughter is all glorious, her clothing embroidered with gold.
14. In colorful garments she is led to the king; after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.
15. They are led in with gladness and rejoicing; they enter the king's palace.
16. Your sons will succeed your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land.
17. I will cause your name to be remembered for all generations; therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.

Proverbs 14:6-6
6. A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn't find it, but knowledge [comes] easily to the perceptive.

Luke 12:1-31
1. In these circumstances, a crowd of many thousands came together, so that they were trampling on one another. He began to say to His disciples first: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2. There is nothing covered that won't be uncovered, nothing hidden that won't be made known.
3. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in an ear in private rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.
4. "And I say to you, My friends, don't fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more.
5. But I will show you the One to fear: Fear Him who has authority to throw [people] into hell after death. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear!
6. Aren't five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God's sight.
7. Indeed, the hairs of your head are all counted. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows!
8. "And I say to you, anyone who acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God,
9. but whoever denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
10. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
11. Whenever they bring you before synagogues and rulers and authorities, don't worry about how you should defend yourselves or what you should say.
12. For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what must be said."
13. Someone from the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
14. "Friend," He said to him, "who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?"
15. He then told them, "Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one's life is not in the abundance of his possessions."
16. Then He told them a parable: "A rich man's land was very productive.
17. He thought to himself, 'What should I do, since I don't have anywhere to store my crops?
18. I will do this,' he said. 'I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and store all my grain and my goods there.
19. Then I'll say to myself, "You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'
20. "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared-- whose will they be?'
21. "That's how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."
22. Then He said to His disciples: "Therefore I tell you, don't worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear.
23. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.
24. Consider the ravens: they don't sow or reap; they don't have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren't you worth much more than the birds?
25. Can any of you add a cubit to his height by worrying?
26. If then you're not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest?
27. "Consider how the wildflowers grow: they don't labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these!
28. If that's how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today and is thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more will He do for you-- you of little faith?
29. Don't keep striving for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don't be anxious.
30. For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
31. "But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you.