April 2

Numbers 32

1Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a great number of cattle: and when they saw that the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead was a good place for cattle;

2The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and said to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the chiefs of the meeting,

3Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

4The land which the Lord gave into the hands of the children of Israel, is a land for cattle, and your servants have cattle.

5And they said, With your approval, let this land be given to your servants as their heritage: do not take us over Jordan.

6And Moses said to the children of Gad and the children of Reuben, Are your brothers to go to the war, while you take your rest here?

7Why would you take from the children of Israel the desire to go over into the land which the Lord has given them?

8So did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.

9For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they took from the children of Israel the desire to go into the land which the Lord had given them.

10And at that time the Lord was moved to wrath, and made an oath, saying,

11Truly, not one of the men of twenty years old and over who came out of Egypt will see the land which I gave by oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; because they have not been true to me with all their heart;

12But only Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua, the son of Nun: because they have been true to the Lord.

13Then the Lord was angry with Israel, and he made them wanderers in the waste land for forty years? till all that generation who had done evil in the eyes of the Lord was dead.

14And now you have come to take the place of your fathers, another generation of sinners, increasing the wrath of the Lord against Israel.

15For if you are turned away from him, he will send them wandering again in the waste land; and you will be the cause of the destruction of all this people.

16Then they came to him, and said, We will make safe places for our cattle here, and towns for our little ones;

17But we ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel till we have taken them to their place: but our little ones will be safe in the walled towns against the people of the land.

18We will not come back to our houses till every one of the children of Israel has come into his heritage.

19For we will not have our heritage with them on the other side of Jordan and forward; because our heritage has come to us on this side of Jordan to the east.

20Then Moses said to them, If you will do this, arming yourselves to go before the Lord to the war,

21Every armed man of you going across Jordan before the Lord till he has overcome and sent in flight all who are against him,

22And the land is under the rule of the Lord: then after that you may come back, having done no wrong to the Lord and to Israel; and this land will be yours for your heritage before the Lord.

23But if you do not do this, then you are sinners against the Lord; and you may be certain that your sin will have its reward.

24So get to work building your towns for your little ones, and safe places for your sheep; and do as you have said.

25And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben said to Moses, Your servants will do as my lord says.

26Our little ones, our wives, and our flocks, and all our cattle, will be there in the towns of Gilead;

27But your servants will go over, every man armed for war, before the Lord to the fight, as my lord says.

28So Moses gave orders about them to Eleazar the priest and to Joshua, the son of Nun, and to the heads of families of the tribes of the children of Israel.

29And Moses said to them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben go with you over Jordan, every man armed for the fight before the Lord, and all the land is given into your hands, then let them have the land of Gilead for a heritage:

30But if they do not go over with you armed, they will have to take their heritage with you in the land of Canaan.

31Then the children of Gad and the children of Reuben said, As the Lord has said to your servants, so will we do.

32We will go over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, and you will give us our heritage on this side of Jordan.

33So Moses gave to them, even to the children of Gad and the children of Reuben and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites and Og, king of Bashan, all the land with its towns and the country round them.

34And the children of Gad were the builders of Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer;

35And Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah;

36And Beth-nimrah and Beth-haran: walled towns and shut-in places for sheep.

37And the children of Reuben were the builders of Heshbon and Elealeh and Kiriathaim;

38And Nebo and Baal-meon, (their names being changed,) and Sibmah: and they gave other names to the towns they made.

39And the children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, went to Gilead and took it, driving out the Amorites who were living there.

40And Moses gave Gilead to Machir, the son of Manasseh; and he made it his living-place.

41And Jair, the son of Manasseh, went and took the towns of Gilead, naming them Havvoth-Jair.

42And Nobah went and took Kenath and its small towns, naming it Nobah, after himself.

Numbers 33

1These are the journeys of the children of Israel, when they went out of the land of Egypt in their armies, under the direction of Moses and Aaron.

2And the stages of their journey on their way out were put down in writing by Moses at the order of the Lord: these are the stages of their journey and the way they went.

3On the fifteenth day of the first month they went out from Rameses; on the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out by the power of the Lord before the eyes of all the Egyptians,

4While the Egyptians were placing in the earth the bodies of their sons on whom the Lord had sent destruction: and their gods had been judged by him.

5So the children of Israel went from Rameses and put up their tents in Succoth.

6And they went on from Succoth and put up their tents in Etham on the edge of the waste land.

7And from Etham, turning back to Pi-hahiroth which is before Baal-zephon, they put up their tents before Migdol.

8And journeying on from before Hahiroth, they went through the sea into the waste land: they went three days’ journey through the waste land of Etham and put up their tents in Marah.

9And from Marah they went on to Elim: and in Elim there were twelve water-springs and seventy palm-trees; and they put up their tents there.

10And they went on from Elim and put up their tents by the Red Sea.

11Then from the Red Sea they went on and put up their tents in the waste land of Sin.

12And they went on from the waste land of Sin, and put up their tents in Dophkah.

13And they went on from Dophkah, and put up their tents in Alush.

14And they went on from Alush, and put up their tents in Rephidim, where there was no drinking-water for the people.

15And they went on from Rephidim, and put up their tents in the waste land of Sinai.

16And they went on from the waste land of Sinai and put up their tents in Kibroth-hattaavah.

17And they went on from Kibroth-hattaavah, and put up their tents in Hazeroth.

18And they went on from Hazeroth, and put up their tents in Rithmah.

19And they went on from Rithmah, and put up their tents in Rimmon-perez.

20And they went on from Rimmon-perez, and put up their tents in Libnah.

21And they went on from Libnah, and put up their tents in Rissah.

22And they went on from Rissah, and put up their tents in Kehelathah.

23And they went on from Kehelathah, and put up their tents in Mount Shepher.

24And they went on from Mount Shepher, and put up their tents in Haradah.

25And they went on from Haradah, and put up their tents in Makheloth.

26And they went on from Makheloth, and put up their tents in Tahath.

27And they went on from Tahath, and put up their tents in Terah.

28And they went on from Terah, and put up their tents in Mithkah.

29And they went on from Mithkah, and put up their tents in Hashmonah.

30And they went on from Hashmonah, and put up their tents in Moseroth.

31And they went on from Moseroth, and put up their tents in Bene-jaakan.

32And they went on from Bene-jaakan, and put up their tents in Hor-haggidgad.

33And they went on from Hor-haggidgad, and put up their tents in Jotbathah.

34And they went on from Jotbathah, and put up their tents in Abronah.

35And they went on from Abronah, and put up their tents in Ezion-geber.

36And they went on from Ezion-geber, and put up their tents in the waste land of Zin (which is Kadesh).

37And they went on from Kadesh, and put up their tents in Mount Hor, on the edge of the land of Edom.

38And Aaron the priest went up into the mountain at the order of the Lord, and came to his death there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first day of the month.

39Aaron was a hundred and twenty-three years old at the time of his death in Mount Hor.

40And news of the coming of the children of Israel came to the king of Arad, the Canaanite, who was living in the South in the land of Canaan.

41And from Mount Hor they went on, and put up their tents in Zalmonah.

42And they went on from Zalmonah, and put up their tents in Punon.

43And they went on from Punon, and put up their tents in Oboth.

44And they went on from Oboth, and put up their tents in Iye-abarim at the edge of Moab.

45And they went on from Iyim, and put up their tents in Dibon-gad.

46And from Dibon-gad they went on, and put up their tents in Almon-diblathaim.

47And from Almon-diblathaim they went on, and put up their tents in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

48And they went on from the mountains of Abarim, and put up their tents in the lowlands of Moab by Jordan at Jericho;

49Planting their tents by the side of Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim in the lowlands of Moab.

50And in the lowlands of Moab by Jordan at Jericho, the Lord said to Moses,

51Say to the children of Israel, When you go over Jordan into the land of Canaan,

52See that all the people of the land are forced out from before you, and put to destruction all their pictured stones, and all their metal images, and all their high places:

53And take the land for yourselves, for your resting-place: for to you I have given the land as your heritage.

54And you will take up your heritage in the land by the decision of the Lord, to every family its part; the greater the family the greater its heritage, and the smaller the family the smaller will be its heritage; wherever the decision of the Lord gives to any man his part, that will be his; distribution will be made to you by your fathers’ tribes.

55But if you are slow in driving out the people of the land, then those of them who are still there will be like pin-points in your eyes and like thorns in your sides, troubling you in the land where you are living.

56And it will come about that as it was my purpose to do to them, so I will do to you.

Numbers 34

1And the Lord said to Moses,

2Give orders to the children of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land which is to be your heritage, the land of Canaan inside these limits,)

3Then your south quarter will be from the waste land of Zin by the side of Edom, and your limit on the south will be from the east end of the Salt Sea,

4And round to the south of the slope of Akrabbim, and on to Zin: and its direction will be south of Kadesh-barnea, and it will go as far as Hazar-addar and on to Azmon:

5And from Azmon it will go round to the stream of Egypt as far as the sea.

6And for your limit on the west you will have the Great Sea and its edge: this will be your limit on the west.

7And your limit on the north will be the line from the Great Sea to Mount Hor:

8And from Mount Hor the line will go in the direction of Hamath; the farthest point of it will be at Zedad:

9And the limit will go on to Ziphron, with its farthest point at Hazar-enan: this will be your limit on the north.

10And on the east, your limit will be marked out from Hazar-enan to Shepham,

11Going down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain, and on as far as the east side of the sea of Chinnereth:

12And so down to Jordan, stretching to the Salt Sea: all the land inside these limits will be yours.

13And Moses gave orders to the children of Israel saying, This is the land which is to be your heritage, by the decision of the Lord, which by the Lord’s order is to be given to the nine tribes and the half-tribe:

14For the tribe of the children of Reuben, by their fathers’ families, and the tribe of the children of Gad, by their fathers’ families, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, have been given their heritage:

15The two tribes and the half-tribe have been given their heritage on the other side of Jordan at Jericho, on the east looking to the dawn.

16And the Lord said to Moses,

17These are the names of the men who are to make the distribution of the land among you: Eleazar the priest and Joshua, the son of Nun.

18And you are to take one chief from every tribe to make the distribution of the land.

19And these are the names of the men: of the tribe of Judah, Caleb, the son of Jephunneh.

20And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel, the son of Ammihud.

21Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad, the son of Chislon.

22And of the tribe of the children of Dan, a chief, Bukki, the son of Jogli.

23Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh, a chief, Hanniel, the son of Ephod:

24And of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, a chief, Kemuel, the son of Shiphtan.

25And of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, a chief, Elizaphan, the son of Parnach.

26And of the tribe of the children of Issachar, a chief, Paltiel, the son of Azzan.

27And of the tribe of the children of Asher, a chief, Ahihud, the son of Shelomi.

28And of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, a chief, Pedahel, the son of Ammihud.

29These are they to whom the Lord gave orders to make the distribution of the heritage among the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

Job 2

1And there was a day when the sons of the gods came together before the Lord, and the Satan came with them.

2And the Lord said to the Satan, Where do you come from? And the Satan said in answer, From wandering this way and that on the earth, and walking about on it.

3And the Lord said to the Satan, Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on the earth, a man without sin and upright, fearing God and keeping himself far from evil? and he still keeps his righteousness, though you have been moving me to send destruction on him without cause.

4And the Satan said in answer to the Lord, Skin for skin, all a man has he will give for his life.

5But now, if you only put your hand on his bone and his flesh, he will certainly be cursing you to your face.

6And the Lord said to the Satan, See, he is in your hands, only do not take his life.

7And the Satan went out from before the Lord, and sent on Job an evil disease covering his skin from his feet to the top of his head.

8And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it.

9And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself.

10And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women. If we take the good God sends us, are we not to take the evil when it comes? In all this Job kept his lips from sin.

11And Job’s three friends had word of all this evil which had come on him. And they came every one from his place, Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. So they came together to a meeting-place, in order that they might go and make clear to Job their grief for him, and give him comfort.

12And lifting up their eyes when they were still far off, it did not seem that the man they saw was Job because of the change in him. And they gave way to bitter weeping, with signs of grief, and put dust on their heads.

13And they took their seats on the earth by his side for seven days and seven nights: but no one said a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.

Matthew 25:31-46

31But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he be seated in his glory:

32And before him all the nations will come together; and they will be parted one from another, as the sheep are parted from the goats by the keeper.

33And he will put the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.

34Then will the King say to those on his right, Come, you who have the blessing of my Father, into the kingdom made ready for you before the world was:

35For I was in need of food, and you gave it to me: I was in need of drink, and you gave it to me: I was wandering, and you took me in;

36I had no clothing, and you gave it to me: when I was ill, or in prison, you came to me.

37Then will the upright make answer to him, saying, Lord, when did we see you in need of food, and give it to you? or in need of drink, and give it to you?

38And when did we see you wandering, and take you in? or without clothing, and give it to you?

39And when did we see you ill, or in prison, and come to you?

40And the King will make answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Because you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.

41Then will he say to those on the left, Go from me, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire which is ready for the Evil One and his angels:

42For I was in need of food, and you gave it not to me; I was in need of drink, and you gave it not to me:

43I was wandering, and you took me not in; without clothing, and you gave me no clothing; ill, and in prison, and you came not to me.

44Then will they make answer, saying, Lord, when did we see you in need of food or drink, or wandering, or without clothing, or ill, or in prison, and did not take care of you?

45Then will he make answer to them, saying, Truly I say to you, Because you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me.

46And these will go away into eternal punishment; but the upright into eternal life.

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