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March 8


Numbers 13:1-33
1. The LORD said to Moses,
2. "Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites; from each of their ancestral tribes you shall send a man, every one a leader among them."
3. So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran, according to the command of the LORD, all of them leading men among the Israelites.
4. These were their names: From the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zaccur;
5. from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;
6. from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;
7. from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;
8. from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;
9. from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;
10. from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;
11. from the tribe of Joseph (that is, from the tribe of Manasseh), Gaddi son of Susi;
12. from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;
13. from the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;
14. from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;
15. from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Machi.
16. These were the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses changed the name of Hoshea son of Nun to Joshua.
17. Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, "Go up there into the Negeb, and go up into the hill country,
18. and see what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many,
19. and whether the land they live in is good or bad, and whether the towns that they live in are unwalled or fortified,
20. and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether there are trees in it or not. Be bold, and bring some of the fruit of the land." Now it was the season of the first ripe grapes.
21. So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, near Lebo-hamath.
22. They went up into the Negeb, and came to Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the Anakites, were there. (Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
23. And they came to the Wadi Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them. They also brought some pomegranates and figs.
24. That place was called the Wadi Eshcol, because of the cluster that the Israelites cut down from there.
25. At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land.
26. And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the Israelites in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
27. And they told him, "We came to the land to which you sent us; it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
28. Yet the people who live in the land are strong, and the towns are fortified and very large; and besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.
29. The Amalekites live in the land of the Negeb; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea, and along the Jordan."
30. But Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it."
31. Then the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against this people, for they are stronger than we."
32. So they brought to the Israelites an unfavorable report of the land that they had spied out, saying, "The land that we have gone through as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it are of great size.
33. There we saw the Nephilim (the Anakites come from the Nephilim); and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them."

Numbers 14:1-45
1. Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night.
2. And all the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron; the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!
3. Why is the LORD bringing us into this land to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become booty; would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?"
4. So they said to one another, "Let us choose a captain, and go back to Egypt."
5. Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the Israelites.
6. And Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes
7. and said to all the congregation of the Israelites, "The land that we went through as spies is an exceedingly good land.
8. If the LORD is pleased with us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey.
9. Only, do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they are no more than bread for us; their protection is removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them."
10. But the whole congregation threatened to stone them. Then the glory of the LORD appeared at the tent of meeting to all the Israelites.
11. And the LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people despise me? And how long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs that I have done among them?
12. I will strike them with pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they."
13. But Moses said to the LORD, "Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for in your might you brought up this people from among them,
14. and they will tell the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you, O LORD, are in the midst of this people; for you, O LORD, are seen face to face, and your cloud stands over them and you go in front of them, in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
15. Now if you kill this people all at one time, then the nations who have heard about you will say,
16. 'It is because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land he swore to give them that he has slaughtered them in the wilderness.'
17. And now, therefore, let the power of the LORD be great in the way that you promised when you spoke, saying,
18. 'The LORD is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children to the third and the fourth generation.'
19. Forgive the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have pardoned this people, from Egypt even until now."
20. Then the LORD said, "I do forgive, just as you have asked;
21. nevertheless-- as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD--
22. none of the people who have seen my glory and the signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have tested me these ten times and have not obeyed my voice,
23. shall see the land that I swore to give to their ancestors; none of those who despised me shall see it.
24. But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me wholeheartedly, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.
25. Now, since the Amalekites and the Canaanites live in the valleys, turn tomorrow and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea."
26. And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying:
27. How long shall this wicked congregation complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the Israelites, which they complain against me.
28. Say to them, "As I live," says the LORD, "I will do to you the very things I heard you say:
29. your dead bodies shall fall in this very wilderness; and of all your number, included in the census, from twenty years old and upward, who have complained against me,
30. not one of you shall come into the land in which I swore to settle you, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
31. But your little ones, who you said would become booty, I will bring in, and they shall know the land that you have despised.
32. But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness.
33. And your children shall be shepherds in the wilderness for forty years, and shall suffer for your faithlessness, until the last of your dead bodies lies in the wilderness.
34. According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day a year, you shall bear your iniquity, forty years, and you shall know my displeasure."
35. I the LORD have spoken; surely I will do thus to all this wicked congregation gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall come to a full end, and there they shall die.
36. And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation complain against him by bringing a bad report about the land--
37. the men who brought an unfavorable report about the land died by a plague before the LORD.
38. But Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh alone remained alive, of those men who went to spy out the land.
39. When Moses told these words to all the Israelites, the people mourned greatly.
40. They rose early in the morning and went up to the heights of the hill country, saying, "Here we are. We will go up to the place that the LORD has promised, for we have sinned."
41. But Moses said, "Why do you continue to transgress the command of the LORD? That will not succeed.
42. Do not go up, for the LORD is not with you; do not let yourselves be struck down before your enemies.
43. For the Amalekites and the Canaanites will confront you there, and you shall fall by the sword; because you have turned back from following the LORD, the LORD will not be with you."
44. But they presumed to go up to the heights of the hill country, even though the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, had not left the camp.
45. Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down and defeated them, pursuing them as far as Hormah.

Psalms 31:19-24
19. O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of everyone!
20. In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots; you hold them safe under your shelter from contentious tongues.
21. Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was beset as a city under siege.
22. I had said in my alarm, "I am driven far from your sight." But you heard my supplications when I cried out to you for help.
23. Love the LORD, all you his saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily.
24. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.

Proverbs 11:15-15
15. To guarantee loans for a stranger brings trouble, but there is safety in refusing to do so.

Mark 10:32-52
32. They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was to happen to him,
33. saying, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles;
34. they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise again."
35. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
36. And he said to them, "What is it you want me to do for you?"
37. And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory."
38. But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
39. They replied, "We are able." Then Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;
40. but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."
41. When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John.
42. So Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.
43. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant,
44. and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.
45. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."
46. They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.
47. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
48. Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
49. Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you."
50. So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.
51. Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again."
52. Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.