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Daily Readings for May 27
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Joshua 13

 

1.Now Joshua was old and well advanced in years. Yahweh said to him, "You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed.

2."This is the land that still remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all the Geshurites; 3.from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, which is counted as Canaanite; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim, 4.on the south; all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the border of the Amorites; 5.and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from Baal Gad under Mount Hermon to the entrance of Hamath; 6.all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim, even all the Sidonians; them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only allocate it to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you. 7.Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh." 8.With him the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of Yahweh gave them: 9.from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba to Dibon; 10.and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon; 11.and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah; 12.all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (the same was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for Moses attacked these, and drove them out. 13.Nevertheless the children of Israel didn't drive out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day. 14.Only he gave no inheritance to the tribe of Levi. The offerings of Yahweh, the God of Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, as he spoke to him. 15.Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families. 16.Their border was from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain by Medeba; 17.Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the plain; Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon, 18.Jahaz, Kedemoth, Mephaath, 19.Kiriathaim, Sibmah, Zereth Shahar in the mount of the valley, 20.Beth Peor, the slopes of Pisgah, 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 struck with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land. 22.The children of Israel alse killed Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, with the sword, among the rest of their slain.

23.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 its villages.

24.Moses gave to the tribe of Gad, to the children of Gad, according to their families. 25.Their border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer that is before Rabbah; 26.and from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpeh, 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, the Jordan's bank, to the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward. 28.This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and its villages.

29.Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh. It was for the half-tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families. 30.Their border 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 Gilead, Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even for the half of the children of Machir according to their families.

32.These are the inheritances which Moses distributed in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho, eastward. 33.But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance. Yahweh, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he spoke to them.

 

Isaiah 17

 

1.The burden of Damascus: "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. 2.The cities of Aroer are forsaken. They will be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 3.The fortress shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria. They will be as the glory of the children of Israel," says Yahweh of Armies. 4."It will happen in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh will become lean. 5.It will be like when the harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it will be like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaim. 6.Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says Yahweh, the God of Israel. 7.In that day, people will look to their Maker, and their eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. 8.They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands; neither shall they respect that which their fingers have made, either the Asherim, or the incense altars. 9.In that day, their strong cities will be like the forsaken places in the woods and on the mountain top, which were forsaken from before the children of Israel; and it will be a desolation. 10.For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not remembered the rock of your strength. Therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set out foreign seedlings. 11.In the day of your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 12.Ah, the uproar of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters! 13.The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters: but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far off, and will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm. 14.At evening, behold, terror! Before the morning, they are no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, and the lot of those who rob us.

 

Isaiah 18

 

1.Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia; 2.that sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of papyrus on the waters, saying, "Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide!" 3.All you inhabitants of the world, and you dwellers on the earth, when a banner is lifted up on the mountains, look! When the trumpet is blown, listen! 4.For Yahweh said to me, "I will be still, and I will see in my dwelling place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest." 5.For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and he will cut down and take away the spreading branches. 6.They will be left together for the ravenous birds of the mountains, and for the animals of the earth. The ravenous birds will summer on them, and all the animals of the earth will winter on them. 7.In that time, a present will be brought to Yahweh of Armies from a people tall and smooth, even from a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of Yahweh of Armies, Mount Zion.

 

2Timothy 3

 

1.But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come. 2.For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3.without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, 4.traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; 5.holding a form of godliness, but having denied its power. Turn away from these, also. 6.For some of these are people who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7.always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8.Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, who concerning the faith, are rejected. 9.But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be evident to all men, as theirs also came to be. 10.But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness, 11.persecutions, and sufferings: those things that happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I endured those persecutions. Out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12.Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13.But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14.But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them. 15.From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus. 16.Every Scripture is God-breathed and3 profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, 17.that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

 

2Timothy 4

 

1.I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom: 2.preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching. 3.For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; 4.and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables. 5.But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.

6.For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come. 7.I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. 8.From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing. 9.Be diligent to come to me soon, 10.for Demas left me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11.Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service. 12.But I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13.Bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus when you come, and the books, especially the parchments. 14.Alexander, the coppersmith, did much evil to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works, 15.of whom you also must beware; for he greatly opposed our words.

16.At my first defense, no one came to help me, but all left me. May it not be held against them. 17.But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18.And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me for his heavenly Kingdom; to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

19.Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus. 20.Erastus remained at Corinth, but I left Trophimus at Miletus sick. 21.Be diligent to come before winter. Eubulus salutes you, as do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers. 22.The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

 

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