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April 14

Joshua 17:1-18
1. Then allotment was made to the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. To Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, were allotted Gilead and Bashan, because he was a warrior.
2. And allotments were made to the rest of the tribe of Manasseh, by their families, Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher, and Shemida; these were the male descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph, by their families.
3. Now Zelophehad son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh had no sons, but only daughters; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
4. They came before the priest Eleazar and Joshua son of Nun and the leaders, and said, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance along with our male kin." So according to the commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among the kinsmen of their father.
5. Thus there fell to Manasseh ten portions, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of the Jordan,
6. because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance along with his sons. The land of Gilead was allotted to the rest of the Manassites.
7. The territory of Manasseh reached from Asher to Michmethath, which is east of Shechem; then the boundary goes along southward to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
8. The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but the town of Tappuah on the boundary of Manasseh belonged to the Ephraimites.
9. Then the boundary went down to the Wadi Kanah. The towns here, to the south of the wadi, among the towns of Manasseh, belong to Ephraim. Then the boundary of Manasseh goes along the north side of the wadi and ends at the sea.
10. The land to the south is Ephraim's and that to the north is Manasseh's, with the sea forming its boundary; on the north Asher is reached, and on the east Issachar.
11. Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its villages, Ibleam and its villages, the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, the inhabitants of En-dor and its villages, the inhabitants of Taanach and its villages, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages (the third is Naphath).
12. Yet the Manassites could not take possession of those towns; but the Canaanites continued to live in that land.
13. But when the Israelites grew strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but did not utterly drive them out.
14. The tribe of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me but one lot and one portion as an inheritance, since we are a numerous people, whom all along the LORD has blessed?"
15. And Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up to the forest, and clear ground there for yourselves in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."
16. The tribe of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us; yet all the Canaanites who live in the plain have chariots of iron, both those in Beth-shean and its villages and those in the Valley of Jezreel."
17. Then Joshua said to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, "You are indeed a numerous people, and have great power; you shall not have one lot only,
18. but the hill country shall be yours, for though it is a forest, you shall clear it and possess it to its farthest borders; for you shall drive out the Canaanites, though they have chariots of iron, and though they are strong."

Joshua 18:1-28
1. Then the whole congregation of the Israelites assembled at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there. The land lay subdued before them.
2. There remained among the Israelites seven tribes whose inheritance had not yet been apportioned.
3. So Joshua said to the Israelites, "How long will you be slack about going in and taking possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has given you?
4. Provide three men from each tribe, and I will send them out that they may begin to go throughout the land, writing a description of it with a view to their inheritances. Then come back to me.
5. They shall divide it into seven portions, Judah continuing in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph in their territory on the north.
6. You shall describe the land in seven divisions and bring the description here to me; and I will cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.
7. The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their heritage; and Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan eastward, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them."
8. So the men started on their way; and Joshua charged those who went to write the description of the land, saying, "Go throughout the land and write a description of it, and come back to me; and I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh."
9. So the men went and traversed the land and set down in a book a description of it by towns in seven divisions; then they came back to Joshua in the camp at Shiloh,
10. and Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD; and there Joshua apportioned the land to the Israelites, to each a portion.
11. The lot of the tribe of Benjamin according to its families came up, and the territory allotted to it fell between the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Joseph.
12. On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan; then the boundary goes up to the slope of Jericho on the north, then up through the hill country westward; and it ends at the wilderness of Beth-aven.
13. From there the boundary passes along southward in the direction of Luz, to the slope of Luz (that is, Bethel), then the boundary goes down to Ataroth-addar, on the mountain that lies south of Lower Beth-horon.
14. Then the boundary goes in another direction, turning on the western side southward from the mountain that lies to the south, opposite Beth-horon, and it ends at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), a town belonging to the tribe of Judah. This forms the western side.
15. The southern side begins at the outskirts of Kiriath-jearim; and the boundary goes from there to Ephron, to the spring of the Waters of Nephtoah;
16. then the boundary goes down to the border of the mountain that overlooks the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is at the north end of the valley of Rephaim; and it then goes down the valley of Hinnom, south of the slope of the Jebusites, and downward to En-rogel;
17. then it bends in a northerly direction going on to En-shemesh, and from there goes to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim; then it goes down to the Stone of Bohan, Reuben's son;
18. and passing on to the north of the slope of Beth-arabah it goes down to the Arabah;
19. then the boundary passes on to the north of the slope of Beth-hoglah; and thll." So Caleb gave her the upperbay of the Dead Sea, at the south end of the Jordan: this is the southern border.
20. The Jordan forms its boundary on the eastern side. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Benjamin, according to its families, boundary by boundary all around.
21. Now the towns of the tribe of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, Beth-hoglah, Emek-keziz,
22. Beth-arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel,
23. Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,
24. Chephar-ammoni, Ophni, and Geba-- twelve towns with their villages:
25. Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth,
26. Mizpeh, Chephirah, Mozah,
27. Rekem, Irpeel, Taralah,
28. Zela, Haeleph, Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), Gibeah and Kiriath-jearim-- fourteen towns with their villages. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Benjamin according to its families.

Psalms 45:6-17
6. Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity;
7. you love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
8. your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;
9. daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
10. Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your people and your father's house,
11. and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him;
12. the people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people
13. with all kinds of wealth. The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;
14. in many-colored robes she is led to the king; behind her the virgins, her companions, follow.
15. With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.
16. In the place of ancestors you, O king, shall have sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.
17. I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.

Proverbs 14:6-6
6. A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for one who understands.

Luke 12:1-31
1. Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy.
2. Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known.
3. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.
4. "I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more.
5. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
6. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God's sight.
7. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
8. "And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God;
9. but whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.
10. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
11. When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worry about how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say;
12. for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you ought to say."
13. Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me."
14. But he said to him, "Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?"
15. And he said to them, "Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."
16. Then he told them a parable: "The land of a rich man produced abundantly.
17. And he thought to himself, 'What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?'
18. Then he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19. And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.'
20. But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'
21. So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God."
22. He said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear.
23. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
24. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!
25. And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?
26. If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest?
27. Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.
28. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you-- you of little faith!
29. And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying.
30. For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
31. Instead, strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.