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April 12


Joshua 13:1-33
1. When Joshua was old and advanced in years, the LORD said to him: "Though now you are old and advanced in years, a very large part of the land still remains to be conquered.
2. This additional land includes all Geshur and all the districts of the Philistines
3. (from the stream adjoining Egypt to the boundary of Ekron in the north is reckoned Canaanite territory, though held by the five lords of the Philistines in Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron); also where the Avvim are in the south;
4. all the land of the Canaanites from Mearah of the Sidonians to Aphek, and the boundaries of the Amorites;
5. and the Gebalite territory; and all the Lebanon on the east, from Baal-gad at the foot of Mount Hermon to Labo in the land of Hamath.
6. At the advance of the Israelites I will drive out all the Sidonian inhabitants of the mountain regions between Lebanon and Misrephoth-maim; at least include these areas in the division of the Israelite heritage, just as I have commanded you.
7. Now, therefore, apportion among the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh the land which is to be their heritage."
8. Now the other half of the tribe of Manasseh as well as the Reubenites and Gadites, had received their heritage which Moses, the servant of the LORD, had given them east of the Jordan:
9. from Aroer on the bank of the Wadi Arnon and the city in the wadi itself, through the tableland of Medeba and Dibon,
10. with the rest of the cities of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the boundary of the Ammonites;
11. also Gilead and the territory of the Geshurites and Maacathites, all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan as far as Salecah,
12. the entire kingdom in Bashan of Og, a survivor of the Rephaim, who reigned at Ashtaroth and Edrei. Though Moses conquered and occupied these territories,
13. the Israelites did not dislodge the Geshurites and Maacathites, so that Geshur and Maacath survive in the midst of Israel to this day.
14. However, to the tribe of Levi Moses assigned no heritage since, as the LORD had promised them, the LORD, the God of Israel, is their heritage.
15. What Moses gave to the Reubenite clans:
16. Their territory reached from Aroer, on the bank of the Wadi Arnon, and the city in the wadi itself, through the tableland about Medeba,
17. to include Heshbon and all its towns which are on the tableland, Dibon, Bamoth-baal, Beth-baal-meon,
18. Jahaz, Kedemoth, Mephaath,
19. Kiriathaim, Sibmah, Zereth-shahar on the knoll within the valley,
20. Beth-peor, the slopes of Pisgah, Beth-jeshimoth,
21. and the other cities of the tableland and, generally, of the kingdom of Sihon. This Amorite king, who reigned in Heshbon, Moses had killed, with his vassals, the princes of Midian, who were settled in the land: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba;
22. and among their slain followers the Israelites put to the sword also the soothsayer Balaam, son of Beor.
23. The boundary of the Reubenites was the bank of the Jordan. These cities and their villages were the heritage of the clans of the Reubenites.
24. What Moses gave to the Gadite clans:
25. Their territory included Jazer, all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites as far as Aroer, toward Rabbah (that is,
26. from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the boundary of Lodebar);
27. and in the Jordan valley: Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, Succoth, Zaphon, the other part of the kingdom of Sihon, king of Heshbon, with the bank of the Jordan to the southeastern tip of the Sea of Chinnereth.
28. These cities and their villages were the heritage of the clans of the Gadites.
29. What Moses gave to the clans of the half-tribe of Manasseh:
30. Their territory included Mahanaim, all of Bashan, the entire kingdom of Og, king of Bashan, and all the villages of Jair, which are sixty cities in Bashan.
31. Half of Gilead, with Ashtaroth and Edrei, once the royal cities of Og in Bashan, fell to the descendants of Machir, son of Manasseh, for half the clans descended from Machir.
32. These are the portions which Moses gave when he was in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan east of Jericho.
33. However, Moses gave no heritage to the tribe of Levi, since the LORD himself, the God of Israel, is their heritage, as he promised.

Joshua 14:1-15
1. Here follow the portions which the Israelites received in the land of Canaan. Eleazar the priest, Joshua, son of Nun, and the heads of families in the tribes of the Israelites determined
2. their heritage by lot, in accordance with the instructions the LORD had given through Moses concerning the remaining nine and a half tribes.
3. For to two and a half tribes Moses had already given a heritage beyond the Jordan; and though the Levites were given no heritage among the tribes,
4. the descendants of Joseph formed two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. The Levites themselves received no share of the land except cities to live in, with their pasture lands for the cattle and flocks.
5. Thus, in apportioning the land, did the Israelites carry out the instructions of the LORD to Moses.
6. When the Judahites came up to Joshua in Gilgal, the Kenizzite Caleb, son of Jephunneh, said to him: "You know what the LORD said to the man of God, Moses, about you and me in Kadesh-barnea.
7. I was forty years old when the servant of the LORD, Moses, sent me from Kadesh-barnea to reconnoiter the land; and I brought back to him a conscientious report.
8. My fellow scouts who went up with me discouraged the people, but I was completely loyal to the LORD, my God.
9. On that occasion Moses swore this oath, 'The land where you have set foot shall become your heritage and that of your descendants forever, because you have been completely loyal to the LORD, my God.'
10. Now, as he promised, the LORD has preserved me while Israel was journeying through the desert, for the forty-five years since the LORD spoke thus to Moses; and although I am now eighty-five years old,
11. I am still as strong today as I was the day Moses sent me forth, with no less vigor whether for war or for ordinary tasks.
12. Give me, therefore, this mountain region which the LORD promised me that day, as you yourself heard. True, the Anakim are there, with large fortified cities, but if the LORD is with me I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD promised."
13. Joshua blessed Caleb, son of Jephunneh, and gave him Hebron as his heritage.
14. Therefore Hebron remains the heritage of the Kenizzite Caleb, son of Jephunneh, to the present day, because he was completely loyal to the LORD, the God of Israel.
15. Hebron was formerly called Kiriath-arba, for Arba, the greatest among the Anakim. And the land enjoyed peace.

Psalms 44:20-26
20. Yet you have left us crushed, desolate in a place of jackals; you have covered us with darkness.
21. If we had forgotten the name of our God, stretched out our hands to another god,
22. Would not God have discovered this, God who knows the secrets of the heart?
23. For you we are slain all the day long, considered only as sheep to be slaughtered.
24. Awake! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Rise up! Do not reject us forever!
25. Why do you hide your face; why forget our pain and misery?
26. We are bowed down to the ground; our bodies are pressed to the earth.

Proverbs 14:3-3
3. In the mouth of the fool is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise preserve them.

Luke 11:1-28
1. He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples."
2. He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
3. Give us each day our daily bread
4. and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test."
5. And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
6. for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,'
7. and he says in reply from within, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.'
8. I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence.
9. "And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
10. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
11. What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish?
12. Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg?
13. If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him?"
14. He was driving out a demon (that was) mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute person spoke and the crowds were amazed.
15. Some of them said, "By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons."
16. Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.
17. But he knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house.
18. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons.
19. If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
20. But if it is by the finger of God that (I) drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
21. When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe.
22. But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils.
23. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
24. "When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, 'I shall return to my home from which I came.'
25. But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order.
26. Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there, and the last condition of that person is worse than the first."
27. While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed."
28. He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."