April 26

Joshua 11

1Now Jabin, king of Hazor, hearing of these things, sent to Jobab, king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,

2And to the kings on the north in the hill-country, and in the Arabah south of Chinneroth, and in the lowland, and in the highlands of Dor on the west,

3And to the Canaanites on the east and on the west, and to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites in the hill-country, and the Hivites under Hermon in the land of Mizpah.

4And they went out, they and all their armies with them, a great people, in number like the sand on the seaside, with horses and war-carriages in great number.

5And all these kings came together, and put their forces in position at the waters of Merom, to make war on Israel.

6And the Lord said to Joshua, Have no fear of them: for tomorrow at this time I will give them all up dead before Israel; you are to have the leg-muscles of their horses cut and their war-carriages burned with fire.

7So Joshua and all the men of war with him came against them suddenly at the waters of Merom, and made an attack on them.

8And the Lord gave them up into the hands of Israel, and they overcame them driving them back to great Zidon and to Misrephoth-maim and into the valley of Mizpeh to the east; and they put them all to death, no man got away safely.

9And Joshua did to them as the Lord had said to him; he had the leg-muscles of their horses cut and their war-carriages burned with fire.

10At that time, Joshua went on to take Hazor and put its king to the sword: for in earlier times Hazor was the chief of all those kingdoms.

11And they put every person in it to death without mercy, giving every living thing up to the curse, and burning Hazor.

12And all the towns of these kings, and all the kings, Joshua took, and put them to the sword: he gave them up to the curse, as Moses, the servant of the Lord, had said.

13As for the towns made on hills of earth, not one was burned by Israel but Hazor, which was burned by Joshua.

14And all the goods taken from these towns, and their cattle, the children of Israel kept for themselves; but every man they put to death without mercy, till their destruction was complete, and there was no one living.

15As the Lord had given orders to Moses his servant, so Moses gave orders to Joshua, and so Joshua did; every order which the Lord had given to Moses was done.

16So Joshua took all that land, the hill-country and all the South, and all the land of Goshen, and the lowland and the Arabah, the hill-country of Israel and its lowland;

17From Mount Halak, which goes up to Seir, as far as Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under Mount Hermon: and all their kings he overcame and put to death.

18For a long time Joshua made war on all those kings.

19Not one town made peace with the children of Israel, but only the Hivites of Gibeon: they took them all in war.

20For the Lord made them strong in heart to go to war against Israel, so that he might give them up to the curse without mercy, and that destruction might come on them, as the Lord had given orders to Moses.

21And Joshua came at that time and put an end to the Anakim in the hill-country, in Hebron, in Debir, in Anab, and in all the hill-country of Judah and Israel: Joshua gave them and their towns to the curse.

22Not one of the Anakim was to be seen in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, some were still living.

23So Joshua took all the land, as the Lord had said to Moses; and Joshua gave it to the children of Israel as their heritage, making division of it among them by their tribes. And the land had rest from war.

Joshua 12

1Now these are the kings of the land whom the children of Israel overcame, taking as their heritage their land on the east side of Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah to the east:

2Sihon, king of the Amorites, who was living in Heshbon, ruling from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the town in the middle of the valley, and half Gilead, as far as the river Jabbok, the limits of the children of Ammon;

3And the Arabah to the sea of Chinneroth, to the east, and to the sea of the Arabah, that is the Salt Sea, to the east, the way to Beth-jeshimoth; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah:

4And the land of Og, king of Bashan, of the rest of the Rephaim, who was living at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,

5Ruling in the mountain of Hermon, and in Salecah, and in all Bashan, as far as the limits of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, to the land of Sihon, king of Heshbon.

6Moses, the servant of the Lord, and the children of Israel overcame them; and Moses, the servant of the Lord, gave their land for a heritage to the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

7And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the children of Israel overcame on the west side of Jordan, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which goes up to Seir; and Joshua gave the land to the tribes of Israel for a heritage, in keeping with their divisions;

8In the hill-country, and in the lowland, and in the Arabah, and on the mountain slopes, and in the waste land, and in the South; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

9The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is near Beth-el, one;

10The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;

11The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;

12The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;

13The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;

14The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;

15The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;

16The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Beth-el, one;

17The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;

18The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lassharon, one;

19The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;

20The king of Shimron-meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;

21The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;

22The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one;

23The king of Dor on the hill of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one;

24The king of Tirzah, one; all the kings together were thirty-one.

Job 26

1Then Job made answer and said,

2How have you given help to him who has no power! how have you been the salvation of the arm which has no strength!

3How have you given teaching to him who has no wisdom, and fully made clear true knowledge!

4To whom have your words been said? and whose spirit came out from you?

5The shades in the underworld are shaking; the waters and those living in them.

6The underworld is uncovered before him, and Destruction has no veil.

7By his hand the north is stretched out in space, and the earth is hanging on nothing.

8By him the waters are shut up in his thick clouds, and the cloud does not give way under them.

9By him the face of his high seat is veiled, and his cloud stretched out over it.

10By him a circle is marked out on the face of the waters, to the limits of the light and the dark.

11The pillars of heaven are shaking, and are overcome by his sharp words.

12By his power the sea was made quiet; and by his wisdom Rahab was wounded.

13By his wind the heavens become bright: by his hand the quickly moving snake was cut through.

14See, these are only the outskirts of his ways; and how small is that which comes to our ears about him! But the thunder of his acts of power is outside all knowledge.

Acts 11:1-18

1Now the Apostles and the brothers who were in Judaea had news that the word of God had been given to the Gentiles.

2And when Peter came to Jerusalem, those who kept the rule of circumcision had an argument with him,

3Saying, You went to men without circumcision, and took food with them.

4But Peter gave them an account of it all in order, saying to them,

5I was in the town of Joppa, at prayer: and falling into a deep sleep, I saw in a vision a vessel like a great cloth let down from heaven, and it came down to me:

6And looking on it with attention I saw in it all sorts of beasts and birds.

7And a voice came to my ears saying, Come, Peter; take them for food.

8But I said, No, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever come into my mouth.

9But the voice, coming a second time from heaven, said, What God has made clean, do not you make common.

10And this was done three times, and they were all taken up again into heaven.

11And at that minute, three men, sent from Caesarea, came to the house where we were.

12And the Spirit gave me orders to go with them, doubting nothing. And these six brothers came with me; and we went into that man’s house:

13And he gave us an account of how he had seen the angel in his house, saying, Send to Joppa, and get Simon, named Peter, to come to you;

14Who will say words to you through which you and all your family may get salvation.

15And, while I was talking to them, the Holy Spirit came on them, as on us at first.

16And the words of the Lord came into my mind, how he said, The baptism of John was with water, but you will have baptism with the Holy Spirit.

17If then God gave them, when they had faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the same as he gave to us, who was I to go against God?

18And hearing these things they said nothing more, but gave glory to God, saying, Then to the Gentiles as to us has God given a change of heart, so that they may have life.

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