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April 27

Judges 20:1-48
1. Then all the children of Israel went out: and there gathered a congregation together as it had been but one man, even from Dan to Berseba and out of the land of Gilead, unto the land to Mazphah
2. and there stood folk out of all quarters of all the tribes of Israel, in the congregation of the people of God, four hundredth thousand footmen that drew swords.
3. And the children of Benjamin heard that the children of Israel were gone up to Mazphah. Then said the children of Israel, tell us how this wickedness happened.
4. And the Levite the woman's husband that was slain, answered and said: I came into Gabaah that is in Benjamin with my concubine to lodge all night.
5. And the citizens of Gabaah rose against me, and set the house round about upon me by night, and thought to have slain me: and caught my concubine and forced her, that she died.
6. And I took my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her thorowout all the lands of the inheritance of Israel. For they have committed abomination and folly in Israel.
7. Behold ye are all children of Israel. See therefore and give your advice in the case.
8. Then all the people arose, as it had been one man saying: there shall not a man of us go to his tent, neither turn into his house.
9. And now this is it that we shall do to Gabaah and cast lots against it.
10. And we will take ten men of the hundredth thorowout all the tribes of Israel, and an hundredth of the thousand, and a thousand out of the ten thousand, to fetch vitailles for the people to make that they may go against Gabaah Benjamin, according to all the folly, that they have wrought in Israel.
11. And so all the men of Israel gathered together, unto Gabaah, knit together as it had been but one man.
12. And the tribes of Israel sent men thorow all the tribe of Benjamin saying: what wickedness is this that is happened among you.
13. Now therefore deliver us the men, those wicked wretches of Gabaah that we may slay them, and put away evil from Israel. Neverthelater the children of Benjamin would not hearken unto the voice of their brethren the children of Israel:
14. but gathered themselves together out of the cities unto Gabaah, to come out in battle against the children of Israel.
15. And the children of Benjamin were numbered at that time, out of the cities twenty six thousand men that drew swords beside the inhabiters of Gabaah which were numbered seven hundredth chosen men.
16. And among all these folk were seven hundredth left handed men, which every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss.
17. And the children of Israel beside the children of Benjamin were numbered four hundredth thousand men that drew swords, and all men of war.
18. And the children of Israel arose and went up to Bethel, and asked of God, who should begin the battle against the children of Benjamin, and the LORD said Juda shall begin.
19. And the children of Israel stood up early and besieged Gabaah.
20. And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and put themselves in array against them, to fight against Gabaah.
21. And the children of Benjamin came out of Gabaah and destroyed in Israel that day twenty two thousand men, and brought them to the earth.
22. And the folk of the children of Israel plucked up their hearts, and went to again and made battle in the same place where they did the first day:
23. but they went first up and wept before the LORD unto evening, and asked of the LORD saying: shall we go again to battle against the children of Benjamin our brethren?
24. And the LORD said: go up unto them and when the children of Israel were come to the children of Benjamin the second day,
25. the children of Ben Jamin went against them out of Gabaah, the second day, and destroyed to the earth of the children of Israel once again eighteen thousand men that drew swords every man of them.
26. Then the children of Israel and all the people went up and came unto Bethel, and wept and sat there before the LORD, and fasted the same day unto evening, and offered burntofferings and peaceofferings before the LORD.
27. And they asked the LORD: for there was the ark of the appointment of God, in those days.
28. And Phinehes the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron waiting upon it at that time: and they said shall we go out any more to battle against the children of Benjamin our brethren, or shall we cease? And the LORD said go: for tomorrow I will deliver them into your hands.
29. And Israel set layers await against Gabaah round about.
30. And the children of Israel went against the children of Benjamin the third time, and put themselves in array against Gabaah, as twice before.
31. Then came the children of Benjamin against the people, till they were drawn a great way from the city. And they began to smite of the people dead (as twice before, by two high ways of which one goeth up to Bethel and the other to Gabaah thorow the field) upon a thirty men of Israel.
32. For the children of Benjamin thought that the other had been beaten before them, as at the first time. But the children of Israel said, let us flee and pluck them away from the city, unto the high ways.
33. And then all the men of Israel rose up out of their standing, and put themselves in array at Baal Thamar. And likewise the layers in wait of Israel came forth out of their places, even out of the meadows of Gabaah,
34. and came before Gabaah: ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and there was sore battle. But the other wist(knew) not that evil was so nigh them.
35. And the LORD plagued Benjamin before Israel, so that the children of Israel destroyed in Benjamin the same day twenty five thousand and an hundredth men, that drew swords every one of them.
36. It seemed the children of Benjamin, that the other had been put to the worse. For the men of Israel gave Rome to Benjamin, because they trusted unto the layers in wait which they had laid against Gabaah.
37. And the layers in wait hasted and ran upon Gabaah, and went and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.
38. And the appointment of the men of Israel with the layers in wait to run upon Benjamin with the sword, was when they should make the smoke rise up out of the city.
39. And the men of Israel fled in the battle. And Benjamin began to smite dead of the children of Israel, about a thirty persons, for they supposed that the other had been put to the worse before them, as in the first battle.
40. Then began to arise out of the city, a pillar of smoke. And the Benjamites looked back: and behold the wasting of the whole city began to ascend up to heaven.
41. When the men of Israel turned again, the men of Benjamin were abashed: for they saw that evil approached them.
42. And they turned before the men of Israel into the way that leadeth to the wilderness, the other following them at the hard heels. And beside that they of the city destroyed them in the middle of them.
43. And they compassed Benjamin about, and chased them to Menuah, and overran them before Gabaah on the east side:
44. and there were slain of Benjamin eighteen thousand, and all men of might.
45. And they turned and fled to the wilderness ward and unto the rock of pomegranates. And the other slew by the way of the rest of them, five thousand men, and sticked unto them until they came to Gadaam, and slew two thousand more of them.
46. So that all that were slain that same day of Benjamin were twenty five thousand men that drew swords, and all men of might:
47. onely six hundredth men turned and fled to the wilderness, unto the Rock of pomegranates and abode there four months.
48. And then the men of Israel turned back again unto the children of Benjamin, and smote them with the edge of the sword in the cities both man and beast and all that came to hand, and moreover set all the cities they could come by on fire.

Judges 21:1-25
1. And the men of Israel sware in Mazphah saying: there shall none of us give his daughter unto any of Benjamin to wife.
2. And the people came to Bethel and abode there till evening, before God and lifted up their voices and wept sore
3. and said: O LORD God of Israel, why is this chanced in Israel, that there should be this day one tribe lacking in Israel?
4. And on the morrow the people rose up be time and made there an altar and offered burntofferings and peaceofferings.
5. And the children of Israel asked, who are they among all the tribes of Israel that came not with the congregation unto the LORD? for they had made a great oath concerning them that came not up to the LORD to Mazphah saying that they should surely die.
6. And the children of Israel had pity on Benjamin their brethren, and said: there is one tribe cut off from Israel this day:
7. what shall we do unto the remnant of them, for to get them wives, forasmuch as we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives.
8. Then they said, what are they of the tribes of Israel that came not up to Mazphah to the LORD. And behold there came none of the inhabiters of Jabes Gilead unto the congregation.
9. And when the people were viewed: behold there were none of the inhabiters of Jabes Gilead there.
10. And the congregation sent thither twelve thousand men of the strongest of them, and commanded them saying: go and smite the inhabiters of Jabes Gilead with the edge of the sword both women and children.
11. And this is that ye shall do: utterly destroy all the males and the women that have lien by men.
12. And they found among the inhabiters of Jabes Gilead four hundredth damsels virgins that had known no man by lying with any male. And they brought them unto the host to Siloh which is in the land of Canaan.
13. And the whole congregation sent and spake with the children of Benjamin that were in the Rock of pomegranates, and called peaceably unto them,
14. and Benjamin came again at that time, and they gave them the women which they had saved alive of the women of Jabes Gilead. But they so sufficed them not.
15. And the people had compassion on Benjamin, because that GOD had made a gap in the tribes of Israel.
16. And then the elders of the congregation said: what shall we do to the remnant of them, to get them wives seeing all the wives of Benjamin are destroyed?
17. And they said there must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel:
18. how be it we may not give them wives of our daughters. For the children of Israel had made an adjuration saying: acursed be he that giveth a wife to Benjamin.
19. Then they said: behold, there is a feast of the LORD yearly in Siloh which is on the north side of Bethel,(the Gods house) and on the east side of the way that goeth from Bethel to Sichem and south from Libanon.
20. And they commanded the children of Benjamin saying: go and lie in wait in the vineyards.
21. And when ye see that the daughters of Siloh come out to dance in a row, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man a wife of the daughters of Siloh, and get you unto the land of Benjamin.
22. And if their fathers or brethren come to us to complain, we will say unto them, have pity on them, because we reserved not to each man his wife in time of war, and thereto because that ye gave them none in due time, ye were to blame.
23. And the children of Benjamin did even so: and took them wives according to the number of them of the dancers which they caught. And then they went and returned unto their inheritance, and built their cities and dwelt in them.
24. And the children of Israel departed thence at that time and went every man to his tribe, and to his kindred, and went out from thence every man to his inheritance.
25. In those days there was no king in Israel: but every man did what seemed him right. [The end of the book of Judges.]

Psalms 51:12-19
12. O give me the comfort of thy help again, and establish me with thy free spirit.
13. Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked, that sinners may be converted unto thee.
14. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness O God, thou that art the God of my health, that my tongue may praise thy righteousness.
15. Open my lips, O Lord,(LORDE) that my mouth may shew thy praise.
16. For if thou hadst pleasure in sacrifice, I would give it thee: but thou delightest not in burntofferings.
17. The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
18. O be favourable and gracious unto Sion, that the walls of Jerusalem may be builded.
19. For then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burntofferings and oblations: then shall they lay bullocks upon thine altar.

Proverbs 15:1-3
1. A soft answer putteth down displeasure, but froward words provoke unto anger.
2. A wise tongue commendeth knowledge, a foolish mouth babbleth out nothing but foolishness.
3. The eyes of the LORD look on every place, both upon the good and bad.

Luke 19:1-27
1. And he entered in, and went thorow Jericho.(Hericho)
2. And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, which was a ruler among the publicans, and (was) rich also.
3. And he made means(and desired) to see Jesus, what he should be: and he could not for the press, because he was of a low stature.
4. And(Wherefore) he ran before, and ascended(climbed) up, into a sycomore tree,(wild fig tree) to see him. For he would(should) come that same way.
5. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him: Zache, at once come down,(come down at once) for today I must abide at thy house.
6. And hastily he came down, and received him joyfully.
7. And when they saw that, they all grudged(murmured) saying: He is gone, into tarry with a man that is a sinner.
8. (And) Zache stood forth and said unto the Lord: Behold Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have done any man wrong, I will restore him four fold.
9. (And) Jesus said to him: This day is health come unto this house, forasmuch as it(he) also is become the child of Abraham.
10. For the son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.
11. As they heard these things,(hearkened) he added thereto a similitude, because he was nigh to Jerusalem;(Herusalem) And because also, they thought that the kingdom of God should shortly appear.
12. He said therefore: A certain noble man, went into a far country, to receive (him) a kingdom, and then to come again.
13. (And) He called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds saying unto them: Buy and sell(Occupy) till I come:
14. But his citizens hated him, and sent messengers(a message) after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us.
15. And it came to pass, when he was come again and had received his kingdom, he commanded his(these) servants, to be called to him (to whom he gave his money) to wit what every man had done.
16. Then came the first saying: Lord, thy pound hath increased ten pounds.
17. And he said unto him: Well good servant, because thou wast faithful in a very little thing; Take thou authority over ten cities.
18. And the other came saying: Lord thy pound, hath increased five pounds.
19. And to the same he said: And be thou also ruler over five cities.
20. And the third came, and said: Lord, behold here thy pound, which I have kept in a napkin,
21. for I feared thee, because thou art a strait man: thou takest up that thou laidst not down; And reapest that thou didst not sow.
22. And he said unto him: Of thine own mouth judge I thee thou evil servant. Knewest thou that I am a strait man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow?
23. Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank? And then(that) at my coming should I(might) have required mine own, with vantage.
24. And he said to them that stood by: Take from him that pound, and give it him that hath ten pounds.
25. And they said unto him: Lord he hath ten pounds.
26. I say unto you, that unto all them that have, it shall be given: (and he shall have abundance) and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away.(from him.)
27. Moreover those mine enemies, which would not, that (I) should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.