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April 9


Joshua 7:1-26
1. But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully in regard to the things under the ban, for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, took some of the things under the ban, therefore the anger of the LORD burned against the sons of Israel.
2. Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and said to them, "Go up and spy out the land." So the men went up and spied out Ai.
3. They returned to Joshua and said to him, "Do not let all the people go up; only about two or three thousand men need go up to Ai; do not make all the people toil up there, for they are few."
4. So about three thousand men from the people went up there, but they fled from the men of Ai.
5. The men of Ai struck down about thirty-six of their men, and pursued them from the gate as far as Shebarim and struck them down on the descent, so the hearts of the people melted and became as water.
6. Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.
7. Joshua said, "Alas, O Lord GOD, why did You ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? If only we had been willing to dwell beyond the Jordan!
8. "O Lord, what can I say since Israel has turned their back before their enemies?
9. "For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and they will surround us and cut off our name from the earth. And what will You do for Your great name?"
10. So the LORD said to Joshua, "Rise up! Why is it that you have fallen on your face?
11. "Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. And they have even taken some of the things under the ban and have both stolen and deceived. Moreover, they have also put them among their own things.
12. "Therefore the sons of Israel cannot stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, for they have become accursed. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy the things under the ban from your midst.
13. "Rise up! Consecrate the people and say, 'Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, for thus the LORD, the God of Israel, has said, "There are things under the ban in your midst, O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you have removed the things under the ban from your midst."
14. 'In the morning then you shall come near by your tribes. And it shall be that the tribe which the LORD takes by lot shall come near by families, and the family which the LORD takes shall come near by households, and the household which the LORD takes shall come near man by man.
15. 'It shall be that the one who is taken with the things under the ban shall be burned with fire, he and all that belongs to him, because he has transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he has committed a disgraceful thing in Israel.'"
16. So Joshua arose early in the morning and brought Israel near by tribes, and the tribe of Judah was taken.
17. He brought the family of Judah near, and he took the family of the Zerahites; and he brought the family of the Zerahites near man by man, and Zabdi was taken.
18. He brought his household near man by man; and Achan, son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, was taken.
19. Then Joshua said to Achan, "My son, I implore you, give glory to the LORD, the God of Israel, and give praise to Him; and tell me now what you have done. Do not hide it from me."
20. So Achan answered Joshua and said, "Truly, I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel, and this is what I did:
21. when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it."
22. So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and behold, it was concealed in his tent with the silver underneath it.
23. They took them from inside the tent and brought them to Joshua and to all the sons of Israel, and they poured them out before the LORD.
24. Then Joshua and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the mantle, the bar of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent and all that belonged to him; and they brought them up to the valley of Achor.
25. Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." And all Israel stoned them with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.
26. They raised over him a great heap of stones that stands to this day, and the LORD turned from the fierceness of His anger. Therefore the name of that place has been called the valley of Achor to this day.

Joshua 8:1-35
1. Now the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear or be dismayed. Take all the people of war with you and arise, go up to Ai; see, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land.
2. "You shall do to Ai and its king just as you did to Jericho and its king; you shall take only its spoil and its cattle as plunder for yourselves. Set an ambush for the city behind it."
3. So Joshua rose with all the people of war to go up to Ai; and Joshua chose 30,000 men, valiant warriors, and sent them out at night.
4. He commanded them, saying, "See, you are going to ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.
5. "Then I and all the people who are with me will approach the city. And when they come out to meet us as at the first, we will flee before them.
6. "They will come out after us until we have drawn them away from the city, for they will say, 'They are fleeing before us as at the first.' So we will flee before them.
7. "And you shall rise from your ambush and take possession of the city, for the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.
8. "Then it will be when you have seized the city, that you shall set the city on fire. You shall do it according to the word of the LORD. See, I have commanded you."
9. So Joshua sent them away, and they went to the place of ambush and remained between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai; but Joshua spent that night among the people.
10. Now Joshua rose early in the morning and mustered the people, and he went up with the elders of Israel before the people to Ai.
11. Then all the people of war who were with him went up and drew near and arrived in front of the city, and camped on the north side of Ai. Now there was a valley between him and Ai.
12. And he took about 5,000 men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.
13. So they stationed the people, all the army that was on the north side of the city, and its rear guard on the west side of the city, and Joshua spent that night in the midst of the valley.
14. It came about when the king of Ai saw it, that the men of the city hurried and rose up early and went out to meet Israel in battle, he and all his people at the appointed place before the desert plain. But he did not know that there was an ambush against him behind the city.
15. Joshua and all Israel pretended to be beaten before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.
16. And all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.
17. So not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who had not gone out after Israel, and they left the city unguarded and pursued Israel.
18. Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward Ai, for I will give it into your hand." So Joshua stretched out the javelin that was in his hand toward the city.
19. The men in ambush rose quickly from their place, and when he had stretched out his hand, they ran and entered the city and captured it, and they quickly set the city on fire.
20. When the men of Ai turned back and looked, behold, the smoke of the city ascended to the sky, and they had no place to flee this way or that, for the people who had been fleeing to the wilderness turned against the pursuers.
21. When Joshua and all Israel saw that the men in ambush had captured the city and that the smoke of the city ascended, they turned back and slew the men of Ai.
22. The others came out from the city to encounter them, so that they were trapped in the midst of Israel, some on this side and some on that side; and they slew them until no one was left of those who survived or escaped.
23. But they took alive the king of Ai and brought him to Joshua.
24. Now when Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the field in the wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them were fallen by the edge of the sword until they were destroyed, then all Israel returned to Ai and struck it with the edge of the sword.
25. All who fell that day, both men and women, were 12,000--all the people of Ai.
26. For Joshua did not withdraw his hand with which he stretched out the javelin until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.
27. Israel took only the cattle and the spoil of that city as plunder for themselves, according to the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.
28. So Joshua burned Ai and made it a heap forever, a desolation until this day.
29. He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua gave command and they took his body down from the tree and threw it at the entrance of the city gate, and raised over it a great heap of stones that stands to this day.
30. Then Joshua built an altar to the LORD, the God of Israel, in Mount Ebal,
31. just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the sons of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of uncut stones on which no man had wielded an iron tool; and they offered burnt offerings on it to the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.
32. He wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written, in the presence of the sons of Israel.
33. All Israel with their elders and officers and their judges were standing on both sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, the stranger as well as the native. Half of them stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the LORD had given command at first to bless the people of Israel.
34. Then afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
35. There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded which Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel with the women and the little ones and the strangers who were living among them.

Psalms 43:1-5
1. Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
2. For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3. O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.
4. Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.
5. Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Proverbs 13:22-23
22. A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
23. Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.

Luke 9:37-62
37. On the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Him.
38. And a man from the crowd shouted, saying, "Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, for he is my only boy,
39. and a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly screams, and it throws him into a convulsion with foaming at the mouth; and only with difficulty does it leave him, mauling him as it leaves.
40. "I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not."
41. And Jesus answered and said, "You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."
42. While he was still approaching, the demon slammed him to the ground and threw him into a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
43. And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. But while everyone was marveling at all that He was doing, He said to His disciples,
44. "Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men."
45. But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.
46. An argument started among them as to which of them might be the greatest.
47. But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,
48. and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great."
49. John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us."
50. But Jesus said to him, "Do not hinder him; for he who is not against you is for you."
51. When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;
52. and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him.
53. But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem.
54. When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?"
55. But He turned and rebuked them, [and said, "You do not know what kind of spirit you are of;
56. for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them."] And they went on to another village.
57. As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."
58. And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
59. And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
60. But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."
61. Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home."
62. But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."