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April 15

Joshua 19:1-51
1. The second lot came out for Simeon, for the tribe of his descendants by their clans, but their inheritance was within the portion of Judah's descendants.
2. Their inheritance included: Beer-sheba (or Sheba), Moladah,
3. Hazar-shual, Balah, Ezem,
4. Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah,
5. Ziklag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susah,
6. Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen-- 13 cities, with their villages;
7. Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan-- four cities, with their villages;
8. and all the villages surrounding these cities as far as Baalath-beer (Ramah of the south). This was the inheritance of the tribe of Simeon's descendants by their clans.
9. The inheritance of Simeon's descendants was within the territory of Judah's descendants, because the share for Judah's descendants was too large for them. So Simeon's descendants received an inheritance within Judah's portion.
10. The third lot came up for Zebulun's descendants by their clans. The territory of their inheritance stretched as far as Sarid;
11. their border went up westward to Maralah, reached Dabbesheth, and met the brook east of Jokneam.
12. From Sarid, it turned east toward the sunrise along the border of Chisloth-tabor, went to Daberath, and went up to Japhia.
13. From there, it went east toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher and to Eth-kazin; it extended to Rimmon, curving around to Neah.
14. The border then circled around Neah on the north to Hannathon and ended at the valley of Iphtah-el,
15. along with Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem-- 12 cities, with their villages.
16. This was the inheritance of Zebulun's descendants by their clans, these cities, with their villages.
17. The fourth lot came out for the tribe of Issachar's descendants by their clans.
18. Their territory went to Jezreel, and [included] Chesulloth, Shunem,
19. Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath,
20. Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez,
21. Remeth, En-gannim, En-haddah, Beth-pazzez.
22. The border reached Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth-shemesh, and ended at the Jordan-- 16 cities, with their villages.
23. This was the inheritance of the tribe of Issachar's descendants by their clans, the cities, with their villages.
24. The fifth lot came out for the tribe of Asher's descendants by their clans.
25. Their boundary included Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph,
26. Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal and reached westward to Carmel and Shihor-libnath.
27. It turned eastward to Beth-dagon, passed Zebulun and the valley of Iphtah-el, north toward Beth-emek and Neiel, and went north to Cabul,
28. Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah, as far as Great Sidon.
29. The boundary then turned to Ramah as far as the fortified city of Tyre; it turned back to Hosah and ended at the sea, including Mahalab, Achzib,
30. Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob-- 22 cities, with their villages.
31. This was the inheritance of the tribe of Asher's descendants by their clans, these cities with their villages.
32. The sixth lot came out for Naphtali's descendants by their clans.
33. Their boundary went from Heleph and from the oak in Zaanannim, including Adami-nekeb and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum, and ended at the Jordan.
34. To the west, the boundary turned to Aznoth-tabor and went from there to Hukkok, reaching Zebulun on the south, Asher on the west, and Judah at the Jordan on the east.
35. The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,
36. Adamah, Ramah, Hazor,
37. Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor,
38. Iron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh-- 19 cities, with their villages.
39. This was the inheritance of the tribe of Naphtali's descendants by their clans, the cities with their villages.
40. The seventh lot came out for the Danite tribe by its clans.
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 facing Joppa.
47. When the territory of the Danites slipped out of their control, they went up and fought against Leshem, captured it, and struck it down with the sword. So they took possession of it, lived there, and renamed Leshem after their ancestor Dan.
48. This was the inheritance of the Danite tribe by its clans, these cities with their villages.
49. When they had finished distributing the land into its territories, the Israelites gave Joshua son of Nun an inheritance among them.
50. By the LORD's command, they gave him the city Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim, which he requested. He rebuilt the city and lived in it.
51. These were the portions that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families distributed to the Israelite tribes by lot at Shiloh in the LORD's presence at the entrance to the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing up the land.

Joshua 20:1-9
1. Then the LORD spoke to Joshua,
2. "Tell the Israelites: 'Select your cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,
3. so that a person who kills someone unintentionally or accidentally may flee there. These will be your refuge from the avenger of blood.
4. When someone flees to one of these cities, stands at the entrance of the city gate, and states his case before the elders of that city, they are to bring him into the city and give him a place to live among them.
5. And if the avenger of blood pursues him, they must not hand the one who committed manslaughter over to him, for he killed his neighbor accidentally and did not hate him beforehand.
6. He is to stay in that city until he stands trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest serving at that time. Then the one who committed manslaughter may return home to his own city from which he fled.'"
7. So they designated Kedesh in the hill country of Naphtali in Galilee, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
8. Across the Jordan east of Jericho, they selected Bezer on the wilderness plateau from Reuben's tribe, Ramoth in Gilead from Gad's tribe, and Golan in Bashan from Manasseh's tribe.
9. These are the cities appointed for all the Israelites and foreigners among them, so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there and not die at the hand of the avenger of blood until he stands before the assembly.

Psalms 46:1-6
1. [For the choir director. A song of the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.] God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.
2. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas,
3. though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah
4. [There is] a river-- its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
5. God is within her; she will not be toppled. God will help her when the morning dawns.
6. Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

Proverbs 14:7-11
7. Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech.
8. The sensible man's wisdom is to consider his way, but the stupidity of fools deceives [them].
9. Fools mock at making restitution, but there is goodwill among the upright.
10. The heart knows its own bitterness, and no outsider shares in its joy.
11. The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will stand.

Luke 12:32-59
32. Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.
33. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Make money-bags for yourselves that won't grow old, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
34. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
35. "Be ready for service and have your lamps lit.
36. You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open [the door] for him at once.
37. Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.
38. If he comes in the middle of the night, or even near dawn, and finds them alert, those slaves are blessed.
39. But know this: if the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
40. You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."
41. "Lord," Peter asked, "are You telling this parable to us or to everyone?"
42. The Lord said: "Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time?
43. That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded.
44. I tell you the truth: he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
45. But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and starts to beat the male and female slaves, and to eat and drink and get drunk,
46. that slave's master will come on a day he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
47. And that slave who knew his master's will and didn't prepare himself or do it will be severely beaten.
48. But the one who did not know and did things deserving of blows will be beaten lightly. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.
49. "I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze!
50. But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how it consumes Me until it is finished!
51. Do you think that I came here to give peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!
52. From now on, five in one household will be divided: three against two, and two against three.
53. They will be divided, father against son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
54. He also said to the crowds: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, 'A storm is coming,' and so it does.
55. And when the south wind is blowing, you say, 'It's going to be a scorcher!' and it is.
56. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why don't you know how to interpret this time?
57. "Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?
58. As you are going with your adversary to the ruler, make an effort to settle with him on the way. Then he won't drag you before the judge, the judge hand you over to the bailiff, and the bailiff throw you into prison.
59. I tell you, you will never get out of there until you have paid the last cent."