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April 11


Joshua 11:1-23
1. When Jabin king of Hazor heard of this, he sent word to Jobab king of Madon, to the kings of Shimron and Acshaph,
2. and to the northern kings who were in the mountains, in the Arabah south of Kinnereth, in the western foothills and in Naphoth Dor on the west;
3. to the Canaanites in the east and west; to the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites and Jebusites in the hill country; and to the Hivites below Hermon in the region of Mizpah.
4. They came out with all their troops and a large number of horses and chariots-a huge army, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
5. All these kings joined forces and made camp together at the Waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
6. The LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, because by this time tomorrow I will hand all of them over to Israel, slain. You are to hamstring their horses and burn their chariots."
7. So Joshua and his whole army came against them suddenly at the Waters of Merom and attacked them,
8. and the LORD gave them into the hand of Israel. They defeated them and pursued them all the way to Greater Sidon, to Misrephoth Maim, and to the Valley of Mizpah on the east, until no survivors were left.
9. Joshua did to them as the LORD had directed: He hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots.
10. At that time Joshua turned back and captured Hazor and put its king to the sword. (Hazor had been the head of all these kingdoms.)
11. Everyone in it they put to the sword. They totally destroyed them, not sparing anything that breathed, and he burned up Hazor itself.
12. Joshua took all these royal cities and their kings and put them to the sword. He totally destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.
13. Yet Israel did not burn any of the cities built on their mounds-except Hazor, which Joshua burned.
14. The Israelites carried off for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but all the people they put to the sword until they completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed.
15. As the LORD commanded his servant Moses, so Moses commanded Joshua, and Joshua did it; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.
16. So Joshua took this entire land: the hill country, all the Negev, the whole region of Goshen, the western foothills, the Arabah and the mountains of Israel with their foothills,
17. from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, to Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and struck them down, putting them to death.
18. Joshua waged war against all these kings for a long time.
19. Except for the Hivites living in Gibeon, not one city made a treaty of peace with the Israelites, who took them all in battle.
20. For it was the LORD himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that he might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
21. At that time Joshua went and destroyed the Anakites from the hill country: from Hebron, Debir and Anab, from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua totally destroyed them and their towns.
22. No Anakites were left in Israelite territory; only in Gaza, Gath and Ashdod did any survive.
23. So Joshua took the entire land, just as the LORD had directed Moses, and he gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal divisions. Then the land had rest from war.

Joshua 12:1-24
1. These are the kings of the land whom the Israelites had defeated and whose territory they took over east of the Jordan, from the Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon, including all the eastern side of the Arabah:
2. Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon. He ruled from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge-from the middle of the gorge-to the Jabbok River, which is the border of the Ammonites. This included half of Gilead.
3. He also ruled over the eastern Arabah from the Sea of Kinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea ), to Beth Jeshimoth, and then southward below the slopes of Pisgah.
4. And the territory of Og king of Bashan, one of the last of the Rephaites, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei.
5. He ruled over Mount Hermon, Salecah, all of Bashan to the border of the people of Geshur and Maacah, and half of Gilead to the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
6. Moses, the servant of the LORD, and the Israelites conquered them. And Moses the servant of the LORD gave their land to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh to be their possession.
7. These are the kings of the land that Joshua and the Israelites conquered on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir (their lands Joshua gave as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel according to their tribal divisions-
8. the hill country, the western foothills, the Arabah, the mountain slopes, the desert and the Negev-the lands of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites):
9. the king of Jericho one the king of Ai (near Bethel) one
10. the king of Jerusalem one the king of Hebron one
11. the king of Jarmuth one the king of Lachish one
12. the king of Eglon one the king of Gezer one
13. the king of Debir one the king of Geder one
14. the king of Hormah one the king of Arad one
15. the king of Libnah one the king of Adullam one
16. the king of Makkedah one the king of Bethel one
17. the king of Tappuah one the king of Hepher one
18. the king of Aphek one the king of Lasharon one
19. the king of Madon one the king of Hazor one
20. the king of Shimron Meron one the king of Acshaph one
21. the king of Taanach one the king of Megiddo one
22. the king of Kedesh one the king of Jokneam in Carmel one
23. the king of Dor (in Naphoth Dor ) one the king of Goyim in Gilgal one
24. the king of Tirzah one thirty-one kings in all.

Psalms 44:4-19
4. You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.
5. Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.
6. I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory;
7. but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.
8. In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. Selah
9. But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies.
10. You made us retreat before the enemy, and our adversaries have plundered us.
11. You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations.
12. You sold your people for a pittance, gaining nothing from their sale.
13. You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, the scorn and derision of those around us.
14. You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.
15. My disgrace is before me all day long, and my face is covered with shame
16. at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.
17. All this happened to us, though we had not forgotten you or been false to your covenant.
18. Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.
19. But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals and covered us over with deep darkness.

Proverbs 14:1-2
1. The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
2. He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.

Luke 10:25-42
25. On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
26. "What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"
27. He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
28. "You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."
29. But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30. In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.
31. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
32. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
33. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
34. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.
35. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'
36. "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"
37. The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."
38. As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
39. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.
40. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"
41. "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things,
42. but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."