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April 11


Joshua 11:1-23
1. When Jabin, king of Hazor, learned of this, he sent a message to Jobab, king of Madon, to the king of Shimron, to the king of Achshaph,
2. and to the northern kings in the mountain regions and in the Arabah near Chinneroth, in the foothills, and in Naphath-dor to the west.
3. These were Canaanites to the east and west, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites and Jebusites in the mountain regions, and Hivites at the foot of Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
4. They came out with all their troops, an army numerous as the sands on the seashore, and with a multitude of horses and chariots.
5. All these kings joined forces and marched to the waters of Merom, where they encamped together to fight against Israel.
6. The LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear them, for by this time tomorrow I will stretch them slain before Israel. You must hamstring their horses and burn their chariots."
7. Joshua with his whole army came upon them at the waters of Merom in a surprise attack.
8. The LORD delivered them into the power of the Israelites, who defeated them and pursued them to Greater Sidon, to Misrephoth-maim, and eastward to the valley of Mizpeh. They struck them all down, leaving no survivors.
9. Joshua did to them as the LORD had commanded: he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots.
10. At that time Joshua, turning back, captured Hazor and slew its king with the sword; for Hazor formerly was the chief of all those kingdoms.
11. He also fulfilled the doom by putting every person there to the sword, till none was left alive. Hazor itself he burned.
12. Joshua thus captured all those kings with their cities and put them to the sword, fulfilling the doom on them, as Moses, the servant of the LORD, had commanded.
13. However, Israel did not destroy by fire any of the cities built on raised sites, except Hazor, which Joshua burned.
14. The Israelites took all the spoil and livestock of these cities as their booty; but the people they put to the sword, until they had exterminated the last of them, leaving none alive.
15. As the LORD had commanded his servant Moses, so Moses commanded Joshua, and Joshua acted accordingly. He left nothing undone that the LORD had commanded Moses should be done.
16. So Joshua captured all this land: the mountain regions, the entire Negeb, all the land of Goshen, the foothills, the Arabah, as well as the mountain regions and foothills of Israel,
17. from Mount Halak that rises toward Seir as far as Baal-gad in the Lebanon valley at the foot of Mount Hermon. All their kings he captured and put to death.
18. Joshua waged war against all these kings for a long time.
19. With the exception of the Hivites who lived in Gibeon, no city made peace with the Israelites; all were taken in battle.
20. For it was the design of the LORD to encourage them to wage war against Israel, that they might be doomed to destruction and thus receive no mercy, but be exterminated, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
21. At that time Joshua penetrated the mountain regions and exterminated the Anakim in Hebron, Debir, Anab, the entire mountain region of Judah, and the entire mountain region of Israel. Joshua fulfilled the doom on them and on their cities,
22. so that no Anakim were left in the land of the Israelites. However, some survived in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod.
23. Thus Joshua captured the whole country, just as the LORD had foretold to Moses. Joshua gave it to Israel as their heritage, apportioning it among the tribes. And the land enjoyed peace.

Joshua 12:1-24
1. The kings of the land east of the Jordan, from the River Arnon to Mount Hermon, including all the eastern section of the Arabah, whom the Israelites conquered and whose lands they occupied, were:
2. First, Sihon, king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon. His domain extended from Aroer, which is on the bank of the Wadi Arnon, to include the wadi itself, and the land northward through half of Gilead to the Wadi Jabbok,
3. as well as the Arabah from the eastern side of the Sea of Chinnereth, as far south as the eastern side of the Salt Sea of the Arabah in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to a point under the slopes of Pisgah.
4. Secondly, Og, king of Bashan, a survivor of the Rephaim, who lived at Ashtaroth and Edrei.
5. He ruled over Mount Hermon, Salecah, and all Bashan as far as the boundary of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and over half of Gilead as far as the territory of Sihon, king of Heshbon.
6. After Moses, the servant of the LORD, and the Israelites conquered them, he assigned their land to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, as their property.
7. This is a list of the kings whom Joshua and the Israelites conquered west of the Jordan and whose land, from Baal-gad in the Lebanon valley to Mount Halak which rises toward Seir, Joshua apportioned to the tribes of Israel.
8. It included the mountain regions and foothills, the Arabah, the slopes, the desert, and the Negeb, belonging to the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
9. They were the kings of Jericho, Ai (which is near Bethel),
10. Jerusalem, Hebron,
11. Jarmuth, Lachish,
12. Eglon, Gezer,
13. Debir, Geder,
14. Hormah, Arad,
15. Libnah, Adullam,
16. Makkedah, Bethel,
17. Tappuah, Hepher,
18. Aphek, Lasharon,
19. Madon, Hazor,
20. Shimron, Achshaph,
21. Taanach, Megiddo,
22. Kedesh, Jokneam (at Carmel),
23. and Dor (in Naphath-dor), the foreign king at Gilgal,
24. and the king of Tirzah: thirty-one kings in all.

Psalms 44:4-19
4. Not with their own swords did they conquer the land, nor did their own arms bring victory; It was your right hand, your own arm, the light of your face for you favored them.
5. You are my king and my God, who bestows victories on Jacob.
6. Through you we batter our foes; through your name, trample our adversaries.
7. Not in my bow do I trust, nor does my sword bring me victory.
8. You have brought us victory over our enemies, shamed those who hate us.
9. In God we have boasted all the day long; your name we will praise forever. Selah
10. But now you have rejected and disgraced us; you do not march out with our armies.
11. You make us retreat before the foe; those who hate us plunder us at will.
12. You hand us over like sheep to be slaughtered, scatter us among the nations.
13. You sell your people for nothing; you make no profit from their sale.
14. You make us the reproach of our neighbors, the mockery and scorn of those around us.
15. You make us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.
16. All day long my disgrace is before me; shame has covered my face
17. At the sound of those who taunt and revile, at the sight of the spiteful enemy.
18. All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten you, nor been disloyal to your covenant.
19. Our hearts have not turned back, nor have our steps strayed from your path.

Proverbs 14:1-2
1. Wisdom builds her house, but Folly tears hers down with her own hands.
2. He who walks uprightly fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways spurns him.

Luke 10:25-42
25. There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
26. Jesus said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"
27. He said in reply, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."
28. He replied to him, "You have answered correctly; do this and you will live."
29. But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30. Jesus replied, "A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.
31. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
32. Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
33. But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight.
34. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him.
35. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, 'Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.'
36. Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers' victim?"
37. He answered, "The one who treated him with mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."
38. As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
39. She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
40. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me."
41. The Lord said to her in reply, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
42. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."