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March 18


Numbers 33:1-56
1. This is the itinerary the Israelites followed as they marched out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses and Aaron.
2. At the LORD's direction, Moses kept a written record of their progress. These are the stages of their march, identified by the different places they stopped along the way.
3. They set out from the city of Rameses on the morning after the first Passover celebration in early spring. The people of Israel left defiantly, in full view of all the Egyptians.
4. Meanwhile, the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn sons, whom the LORD had killed the night before. The LORD had defeated the gods of Egypt that night with great acts of judgment!
5. After leaving Rameses, the Israelites set up camp at Succoth.
6. Then they left Succoth and camped at Etham on the edge of the wilderness.
7. They left Etham and turned back toward Pi-hahiroth, opposite Baal-zephon, and camped near Migdol.
8. They left Pi-hahiroth and crossed the Red Sea into the wilderness beyond. Then they traveled for three days into the Etham wilderness and camped at Marah.
9. They left Marah and camped at Elim, where there are twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees.
10. They left Elim and camped beside the Red Sea.
11. They left the Red Sea and camped in the Sin Desert.
12. They left the Sin Desert and camped at Dophkah.
13. They left Dophkah and camped at Alush.
14. They left Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.
15. They left Rephidim and camped in the wilderness of Sinai.
16. They left the wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth-hattaavah.
17. They left Kibroth-hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth.
18. They left Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah.
19. They left Rithmah and camped at Rimmon-perez.
20. They left Rimmon-perez and camped at Libnah.
21. They left Libnah and camped at Rissah.
22. They left Rissah and camped at Kehelathah.
23. They left Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher.
24. They left Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah.
25. They left Haradah and camped at Makheloth.
26. They left Makheloth and camped at Tahath.
27. They left Tahath and camped at Terah.
28. They left Terah and camped at Mithcah.
29. They left Mithcah and camped at Hashmonah.
30. They left Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.
31. They left Moseroth and camped at Bene-jaakan.
32. They left Bene-jaakan and camped at Hor-haggidgad.
33. They left Hor-haggidgad and camped at Jotbathah.
34. They left Jotbathah and camped at Abronah.
35. They left Abronah and camped at Ezion-geber.
36. They left Ezion-geber and camped at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
37. They left Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, at the border of Edom.
38. While they were at the foot of Mount Hor, Aaron the priest was directed by the LORD to go up the mountain, and there he died. This happened on a day in midsummer, during the fortieth year after Israel's departure from Egypt.
39. Aaron was 123 years old when he died there on Mount Hor.
40. It was then that the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev in the land of Canaan, heard that the people of Israel were approaching his land.
41. Meanwhile, the Israelites left Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.
42. Then they left Zalmonah and camped at Punon.
43. They left Punon and camped at Oboth.
44. They left Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim on the border of Moab.
45. They left Iye-abarim and camped at Dibon-gad.
46. They left Dibon-gad and camped at Almon-diblathaim.
47. They left Almon-diblathaim and camped in the mountains east of the river, near Mount Nebo.
48. They left the mountains east of the river and camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.
49. Along the Jordan River they camped from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim on the plains of Moab.
50. While they were camped near the Jordan River on the plains of Moab opposite Jericho, the LORD said to Moses,
51. "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: `When you cross the Jordan River into the land of Canaan,
52. you must drive out all the people living there. You must destroy all their carved and molten images and demolish all their pagan shrines.
53. Take possession of the land and settle in it, because I have given it to you to occupy.
54. You must distribute the land among the clans by sacred lot and in proportion to their size. A larger inheritance of land will be allotted to each of the larger clans, and a smaller inheritance will be allotted to each of the smaller clans. The decision of the sacred lot is final. In this way, the land will be divided among your ancestral tribes.
55. But if you fail to drive out the people who live in the land, those who remain will be like splinters in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will harass you in the land where you live.
56. And I will do to you what I had planned to do to them.'"

Numbers 34:1-29
1. Then the LORD said to Moses,
2. "Give these instructions to the Israelites: When you come into the land of Canaan, which I am giving you as your special possession, these will be the boundaries.
3. The southern portion of your country will extend from the wilderness of Zin, along the edge of Edom. The southern boundary will begin on the east at the Dead Sea.
4. It will then run south past Scorpion Pass in the direction of Zin. Its southernmost point will be Kadesh-barnea, from which it will go to Hazar-addar, and on to Azmon.
5. From Azmon the boundary will turn toward the brook of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea.
6. "Your western boundary will be the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.
7. "Your northern boundary will begin at the Mediterranean Sea and run eastward to Mount Hor,
8. then to Lebo-hamath, and on through Zedad
9. and Ziphron to Hazar-enan. This will be your northern boundary.
10. "The eastern boundary will start at Hazar-enan and run south to Shepham,
11. then down to Riblah on the east side of Ain. From there the boundary will run down along the eastern edge of the Sea of Galilee,
12. and then along the Jordan River to the Dead Sea. These are the boundaries of your land."
13. Then Moses told the Israelites, "This is the territory you are to divide among yourselves by sacred lot. The LORD commands that the land be divided up among the nine and a half remaining tribes.
14. The families of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh have already received their inheritance of land
15. on the east side of the Jordan River, across from Jericho."
16. And the LORD said to Moses,
17. "These are the men who are to divide the land among the people: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun.
18. Also enlist one leader from each tribe to help them with the task.
19. These are the tribes and the names of the leaders: Judah.................... Caleb son of Jephunneh
20. Simeon................ Shemuel son of Ammihud
21. Benjamin................... Elidad son of Kislon
22. Dan......................... Bukki son of Jogli
23. Manasseh son of Joseph....... Hanniel son of Ephod
24. Ephraim son of Joseph...... Kemuel son of Shiphtan
25. Zebulun................ Elizaphan son of Parnach
26. Issachar..................... Paltiel son of Azzan
27. Asher.................... Ahihud son of Shelomi
28. Naphtali................ Pedahel son of Ammihud
29. These are the men the LORD has appointed to oversee the dividing of the land of Canaan among the Israelites."

Psalms 35:9-16
9. Then I will rejoice in the LORD. I will be glad because he rescues me.
10. I will praise him from the bottom of my heart: "LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the weak and helpless from the strong? Who else protects the poor and needy from those who want to rob them?"
11. Malicious witnesses testify against me. They accuse me of things I don't even know about.
12. They repay me with evil for the good I do. I am sick with despair.
13. Yet when they were ill, I grieved for them. I even fasted and prayed for them, but my prayers returned unanswered.
14. I was sad, as though they were my friends or family, as if I were grieving for my own mother.
15. But they are glad now that I am in trouble; they gleefully join together against me. I am attacked by people I don't even know; they hurl slander at me continually.
16. They mock me with the worst kind of profanity, and they snarl at me.

Proverbs 12:2-2
2. The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

Mark 15:1-24
1. Very early in the morning the leading priests, other leaders, and teachers of religious law--the entire high council--met to discuss their next step. They bound Jesus and took him to Pilate, the Roman governor.
2. Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "Yes, it is as you say."
3. Then the leading priests accused him of many crimes,
4. and Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to say something? What about all these charges against you?"
5. But Jesus said nothing, much to Pilate's surprise.
6. Now it was the governor's custom to release one prisoner each year at Passover time--anyone the people requested.
7. One of the prisoners at that time was Barabbas, convicted along with others for murder during an insurrection.
8. The mob began to crowd in toward Pilate, asking him to release a prisoner as usual.
9. "Should I give you the King of the Jews?" Pilate asked.
10. (For he realized by now that the leading priests had arrested Jesus out of envy.)
11. But at this point the leading priests stirred up the mob to demand the release of Barabbas instead of Jesus.
12. "But if I release Barabbas," Pilate asked them, "what should I do with this man you call the King of the Jews?"
13. They shouted back, "Crucify him!"
14. "Why?" Pilate demanded. "What crime has he committed?" But the crowd only roared the louder, "Crucify him!"
15. So Pilate, anxious to please the crowd, released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to crucify him.
16. The soldiers took him into their headquarters and called out the entire battalion.
17. They dressed him in a purple robe and made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head.
18. Then they saluted, yelling, "Hail! King of the Jews!"
19. And they beat him on the head with a stick, spit on him, and dropped to their knees in mock worship.
20. When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified.
21. A man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the country just then, and they forced him to carry Jesus' cross. (Simon is the father of Alexander and Rufus.)
22. And they brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha (which means Skull Hill).
23. They offered him wine drugged with myrrh, but he refused it.
24. Then they nailed him to the cross. They gambled for his clothes, throwing dice to decide who would get them.