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Daily Readings for May 30
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Joshua 16

 

1.The lot came out for the children of Joseph from the Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, even the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill country to Bethel. 2.It went out from Bethel to Luz, and passed along to the border of the Archites to Ataroth; 3.and it went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, to the border of Beth Horon the lower, even to Gezer; and ended at the sea.

4.The children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance. 5.This was the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families. The border of their inheritance eastward was Ataroth Addar, to Beth Horon the upper. 6.The border went out westward at Michmethath on the north. The border turned about eastward to Taanath Shiloh, and passed along it on the east of Janoah. 7.It went down from Janoah to Ataroth, to Naarah, reached to Jericho, and went out at the Jordan. 8.From Tappuah the border went along westward to the brook of Kanah; and ended at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families; 9.together with the cities which were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages. 10.They didn't drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwell in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and have become servants to do forced labor.

 

Isaiah 22

 

1.The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops? 2.You that are full of shouting, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; your slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle. 3.All your rulers fled away together. They were bound by the archers. All who were found by you were bound together. They fled far away. 4.Therefore I said, "Look away from me. I will weep bitterly. Don't labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people. 5.For it is a day of confusion, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, in the valley of vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains." 6.Elam carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield. 7.It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate. 8.He took away the covering of Judah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the house of the forest. 9.You saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool. 10.You numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. 11.You also made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you didn't look to him who had done this, neither did you have respect for him who purposed it long ago. 12.In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth: 13.and behold, joy and gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die." 14.Yahweh of Armies revealed himself in my ears, "Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you until you die," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

15.Thus says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, "Go, get yourself to this treasurer, even to Shebna, who is over the house, and say, 16.'What are you doing here? Who has you here, that you have dug out a tomb here?' Cutting himself out a tomb on high, chiseling a habitation for himself in the rock!" 17.Behold, Yahweh will overcome you and hurl you away violently. Yes, he will grasp you firmly. 18.He will surely wind you around and around, and throw you like a ball into a large country. There you will die, and there the chariots of your glory will be, you shame of your lord's house. 19.I will thrust you from your office. You will be pulled down from your station.

20.It will happen in that day that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, 21.and I will clothe him with your robe, and strengthen him with your belt. I will commit your government into his hand; and he will be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. 22.I will lay the key of the house of David on his shoulder. He will open, and no one will shut. He will shut, and no one will open. 23.I will fasten him like a nail in a sure place. He will be for a throne of glory to his father's house. 24.They will hang on him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, every small vessel, from the cups even to all the pitchers. 25."In that day," says Yahweh of Armies, "the nail that was fastened in a sure place will give way. It will be cut down, and fall. The burden that was on it will be cut off, for Yahweh has spoken it."

 

Hebrews 1

 

1.God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2.has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds. 3.His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4.having become so much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they have. 5.For to which of the angels did he say at any time, "You are my Son. Today have I become your father?"1

and again, "I will be to him a Father, and he will be to me a Son?"2

6.Again, when he brings in the firstborn into the world he says, "Let all the angels of God worship him." 7.Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, and his servants a flame of fire."3

8.But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom. 9.You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows."4

10.And, "You, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your hands. 11.They will perish, but you continue. They all will grow old like a garment does. 12.As a mantle, you will roll them up, and they will be changed; but you are the same. Your years will not fail."5

13.But which of the angels has he told at any time, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet?"6

14.Aren't they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

 

Hebrews 2

 

1.Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away. 2.For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense; 3.how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation--which at the first having been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard; 4.God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders, by various works of power, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will? 5.For he didn't subject the world to come, of which we speak, to angels. 6.But one has somewhere testified, saying, "What is man, that you think of him? Or the son of man, that you care for him? 7.You made him a little lower than the angels. You crowned him with glory and honor.7 8.You have put all things in subjection under his feet."8

For in that he subjected all things to him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we don't see all things subjected to him, yet. 9.But we see him who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for everyone. 10.For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11.For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers9, 12.saying, "I will declare your name to my brothers. In the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."10

13.Again, "I will put my trust in him."11 Again, "Behold, here I am with the children whom God has given me."12 14.Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in the same way partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15.and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16.For most certainly, he doesn't give help to angels, but he gives help to the seed of Abraham. 17.Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. 18.For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

 

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