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First Reading: Joshua Chapter 13 and 14
13:1 Remaining Land to Be Conquered
Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the LORD said to him: "You
are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed.
2 This is the land that yet remains: all the territory of the Philistines and
all that of the Geshurites, 3 from Sihor, which is east of Egypt, as far as
the border of Ekron northward (which is counted as Canaanite); the five lords
of the Philistines the Gazites, the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the
Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites; 4 from the south, all the land
of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians as far as Aphek,
to the border of the Amorites; 5 the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon,
toward the sunrise, from Baal Gad below Mount Hermon as far as the entrance
to Hamath; 6 all the inhabitants of the mountains from Lebanon as far as the
Brook Misrephoth, and all the Sidonians them I will drive out from before
the children of Israel; only divide it by lot to Israel as an inheritance, as
I have commanded you. 7 Now therefore, divide this land as an inheritance to
the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh."
8 The Land Divided East of the Jordan
With the other half-tribe the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance,
which Moses had given them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant
of the LORD had given them: 9 from Aroer which is on the bank of the River Arnon,
and the town that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plain of Medeba
as far as Dibon; 10 all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned
in Heshbon, as far as the border of the children of Ammon; 11 Gilead, and the
border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan
as far as Salcah; 12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth
and Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants; for Moses had defeated
and cast out these.
13 Nevertheless the children of Israel did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maachathites, but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
14 Only to the tribe of Levi he had given no inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, as He said to them.
15 The Land of Reuben
And Moses had given to the tribe of the children of Reuben an inheritance according
to their families. 16 Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the bank of
the River Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the
plain by Medeba; 17 Heshbon and all its cities that are in the plain: Dibon,
Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon, 18 Jahaza, Kedemoth, Mephaath, 19 Kirjathaim, Sibmah,
Zereth Shahar on the mountain of the valley, 20 Beth Peor, the slopes of Pisgah,
and Beth Jeshimoth 21 all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom
of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses had struck
with the princes of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, who were princes
of Sihon dwelling in the country. 22 The children of Israel also killed with
the sword Balaam the son of Beor, the soothsayer, among those who were killed
by them. 23 And the border of the children of Reuben was the bank of the Jordan.
This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families,
the cities and their villages.
24 The Land of Gad
Moses also had given an inheritance to the tribe of Gad, to the children of
Gad according to their families. 25 Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities
of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites as far as Aroer, which is before
Rabbah, 26 and from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpah and Betonim, and from Mahanaim
to the border of Debir, 27 and in the valley Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Succoth,
and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, with the Jordan
as its border, as far as the edge of the Sea of Chinnereth, on the other side
of the Jordan eastward. 28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according
to their families, the cities and their villages.
29 Half the Tribe of Manasseh (East)
Moses also had given an inheritance to half the tribe of Manasseh; it was for
half the tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families: 30 Their
territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan,
and all the towns of Jair which are in Bashan, sixty cities; 31 half of Gilead,
and Ashtaroth and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the
children of Machir the son of Manasseh, for half of the children of Machir according
to their families.
32 These are the areas which Moses had distributed as an inheritance in the plains of Moab on the other side of the Jordan, by Jericho eastward. 33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses had given no inheritance; the LORD God of Israel was their inheritance, as He had said to them.
14:1 The Land Divided West of the Jordan
These are the areas which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan,
which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers
of the tribes of the children of Israel distributed as an inheritance to them.
2 Their inheritance was by lot, as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses,
for the nine tribes and the half-tribe. 3 For Moses had given the inheritance
of the two tribes and the half-tribe on the other side of the Jordan; but to
the Levites he had given no inheritance among them. 4 For the children of Joseph
were two tribes: Manasseh and Ephraim. And they gave no part to the Levites
in the land, except cities to dwell in, with their common-lands for their livestock
and their property. 5 As the LORD had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel
did; and they divided the land.
6 Caleb Inherits Hebron
Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh
the Kenizzite said to him: "You know the word which the LORD said to Moses
the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. 7 I was forty years old
when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the
land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart. 8 Nevertheless my
brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly
followed the LORD my God. 9 So Moses swore on that day, saying,'Surely the land
where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children's forever,
because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.' 10 And now, behold, the LORD
has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke
this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I
am this day, eighty-five years old. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as on
the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength
for war, both for going out and for coming in. 12 Now therefore, give me this
mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how
the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may
be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance. 14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel. 15 And the name of Hebron formerly was Kirjath Arba (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim).
Then the land had rest from war.
1 Corinthians 4
4:1 Stewards of the Mysteries of God
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries
of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. 3
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a
human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4 For I know of nothing against
myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord. 5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both
bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the
hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God.
6 Fools for Christ's Sake
Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos
for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written,
that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. 7 For
who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive?
Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received
8 You are already full! You are already rich! You have reigned as kings without us and indeed I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you! 9 For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! 11 To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. 12 And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; 13 being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.
14 Paul's Paternal Care
I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn
you. 15 For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you
do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the
gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you, imitate me. 17 For this reason I have sent
Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind
you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.
18 Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. 21 What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?
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