April 28

Joshua 15

1Now the part of the land marked out for the children of Judah by families, went up to the edge of Edom, as far as the waste land of Zin to the south, to the farthest point of it on the south.

2Their south limit was from the farthest part of the Salt Sea, from the inlet looking to the south:

3From there it goes south of the slope up to Akrabbim, and on to Zin, then south past Kadesh-barnea, and on by Hezron and up to Addar, turning in the direction of Karka:

4Then on to Azmon, ending at the stream of Egypt: and the end of the limit is at the sea; this will be your limit on the south.

5And the east limit is the Salt Sea as far as the end of Jordan. And the limit of the north part of the land is from the inlet of the sea at the end of Jordan:

6Then the line goes up to Beth-hoglah, past the north of Beth-arabah, and up to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben;

7Then the line goes up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so to the north, in the direction of Gilgal, which is opposite the slope up to Adummim, on the south side of the river: and the line goes on to the waters of En-shemesh, ending at En-rogel:

8Then the line goes up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite (which is Jerusalem): then up to the top of the mountain in front of the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the farthest point of the valley of Rephaim on the north:

9And the limit is marked out from the top of the mountain to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and out to the towns of Mount Ephron, as far as Baalah (which is Kiriath-jearim):

10Then turning west, the line goes from Baalah to Mount Seir, and on to the side of Mount Jearim (which is Chesalon) on the north, then down to Beth-shemesh, and on past Timnah:

11And out to the side of Ekron to the north: then it is marked out to Shikkeron and on to Mount Baalah, ending at Jabneel; the end of the line is at the sea.

12And the limit on the west is the edge of the Great Sea. This is the line going round the land marked out for the children of Judah, by their families.

13And to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, he gave a part among the children of Judah, as the Lord had given orders to Joshua, that is, Kiriath-arba, named after Arba, the father of Anak which is Hebron.

14And the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak, were forced out from there by Caleb.

15From there he went up against the people of Debir: (now the name of Debir before that was Kiriath-sepher.)

16And Caleb said, I will give Achsah, my daughter, as wife to the man who overcomes Kiriath-sepher and takes it.

17And Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it: so he gave him his daughter Achsah for his wife.

18Now when she came to him, he put into her mind the idea of requesting a field from her father: and she got down from her ass; and Caleb said to her, What is it?

19And she said, Give me a blessing; because you have put me in dry south-land, now give me springs of water. So he gave her the higher spring and the lower spring.

20This is the heritage of the tribe of Judah, by their families.

21The farthest towns of the tribe of Judah in the direction of the limits of Edom to the south, were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur;

22And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah;

23And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan;

24Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth;

25And Hazor-hadattah, and Kerioth-hezron (which is Hazor);

26Amam, and Shema, and Moladah;

27And Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-pelet;

28And Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Biziothiah;

29Baalah, and Iim, and Ezem;

30And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah;

31And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah;

32And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon; all the towns are twenty-nine, with their unwalled places.

33In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah;

34And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam;

35Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah;

36And Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen towns with their unwalled places.

37Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad;

38And Dilan, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel;

39Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon;

40And Cabbon, and Lahmas, and Chithlish;

41And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen towns with their unwalled places.

42Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan;

43And Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib;

44And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine towns with their unwalled places.

45Ekron, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places;

46From Ekron to the sea, all the towns by the side of Ashdod, with their unwalled places.

47Ashdod, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places; Gaza, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places, to the stream of Egypt, with the Great Sea as a limit.

48And in the hill-country, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh;

49And Dannah, and Kiriath-sannah (which is Debir);

50And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim;

51And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven towns with their unwalled places.

52Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan;

53And Janim, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah;

54And Humtah, and Kiriath-arba (which is Hebron), and Zior; nine towns with their unwalled places.

55Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah;

56And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah;

57Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten towns with their unwalled places.

58Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor;

59And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six towns with their unwalled places.

60Kiriath-baal (which is Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two towns with their unwalled places.

61In the waste land, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah;

62And Nibshan, and the Town of Salt, and En-gedi; six towns with their unwalled places.

63And as for the Jebusites living in Jerusalem, the children of Judah were unable to make them go out; but the Jebusites are living with the children of Judah at Jerusalem, to this day.

Joshua 16

1And the limit of the land marked out for the children of Joseph went out from Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, in the waste land, going up from Jericho through the hill-country to Beth-el;

2And it goes out from Beth-el to Luz, and on as far as the limit of the Archites to Ataroth;

3And it goes down to the west to the limit of the Japhletites, to the limit of Beth-horon the lower, as far as Gezer; ending at the sea.

4And the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their heritage.

5And the limit of the land of the children of Ephraim by their families was marked out in this way: the limit of their heritage to the east was Ataroth-addar, to Beth-horon the higher;

6The line goes out to the west at Michmethath on the north; then turning to the east to Taanath-shiloh, going past it on the east of Janoah;

7And from Janoah down to Ataroth, and to Naarah, and touching Jericho, it goes on to Jordan.

8From Tappuah the line goes on to the west to the river of Kanah; ending at the sea. This is the heritage of the children of Ephraim by their families;

9Together with the towns marked out for the children of Ephraim in the heritage of Manasseh, all the towns with their unwalled places.

10And the Canaanites who were living in Gezer were not forced out; but the Canaanites have been living among Ephraim, to this day, as servants, doing forced work.

Joshua 17

1And this was the part marked out for the tribe of Manasseh, because he was the oldest son of Joseph. As for Machir, the oldest son of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war he had Gilead and Bashan.

2And as for the rest of the children of Manasseh, their heritage was given to them by families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, by their families.

3But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but only daughters; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

4And they came before Eleazar the priest, and Joshua, the son of Nun, and before the chiefs, saying, The Lord gave orders to Moses to give us a heritage among our brothers: so in agreement with the orders of the Lord he gave them a heritage among their father’s brothers.

5And ten parts were given to Manasseh, in addition to the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of Jordan;

6Because the daughters of Manasseh had a heritage among his sons, and the land of Gilead was the property of the other sons of Manasseh.

7And the limit of Manasseh’s land was from Asher to Michmethath, which is before Shechem; the line goes on to the right hand, to the people of En-tappuah.

8The land of Tappuah was the property of Manasseh; but Tappuah on the edge of Manasseh was the property of the children of Ephraim.

9And the limit goes down to the stream Kanah, to the south of the stream: these towns were Ephraim’s among the towns of Manasseh; Manasseh’s limit was on the north side of the stream, ending at the sea:

10To the south it is Ephraim’s, and to the north it is Manasseh’s, and the sea is his limit; and they are touching Asher on the north, and Issachar on the east.

11In Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its daughter-towns, and Ibleam and its daughter-towns, and the people of Dor and its daughter-towns, and the people of En-dor and its daughter-towns, and the people of Taanach and its daughter-towns, and the people of Megiddo and its daughter-towns, that is, the three hills.

12But the children of Manasseh were not able to make the people of those towns go out; but the Canaanites would go on living in that land.

13And when the children of Israel had become strong, they put the Canaanites to forced work, in place of driving them out.

14Then the children of Joseph said to Joshua, Why have you given me only one part and one stretch of land for my heritage? For through the blessing given to me by the Lord up to now, I am a great people.

15Then Joshua said to them, If you are such a great people, go up into the woodlands, clearing a place there for yourselves in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, if the hill-country of Ephraim is not wide enough for you.

16And the children of Joseph said, The hill-country is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites living in the valley have iron war-carriages, those in Beth-shean and its towns as well as those in the valley of Jezreel.

17Then Joshua said to the children of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, You are a great people, and have great power: you are not to have one property only,

18For the hill-country of Gilead will be yours … the woodland and cut down … its outskirts will be yours … get the Canaanites out, for they have iron war-carriages … strong.

Job 28

1Truly there is a mine for silver, and a place where gold is washed out.

2Iron is taken out of the earth, and stone is changed into brass by the fire.

3Man puts an end to the dark, searching out to the farthest limit the stones of the deep places of the dark.

4He makes a deep mine far away from those living in the light of day; when they go about on the earth, they have no knowledge of those who are under them, who are hanging far from men, twisting from side to side on a cord.

5As for the earth, bread comes out of it; but under its face it is turned up as if by fire.

6Its stones are the place of sapphires, and it has dust of gold.

7No bird has knowledge of it, and the hawk’s eye has never seen it.

8The great beasts have not gone over it, and the cruel lion has not taken that way.

9Man puts out his hand on the hard rock, overturning mountains by the roots.

10He makes deep ways, cut through the rock, and his eye sees everything of value.

11He keeps back the streams from flowing, and makes the secret things come out into the light.

12But where may wisdom be seen? and where is the resting-place of knowledge?

13Man has not seen the way to it, and it is not in the land of the living.

14The deep waters say, It is not in me: and the sea says, It is not with me.

15Gold may not be given for it, or a weight of silver in payment for it.

16It may not be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the onyx of great price, or the sapphire.

17Gold and glass are not equal to it in price, and it may not be exchanged for jewels of the best gold.

18There is no need to say anything about coral or crystal; and the value of wisdom is greater than that of pearls.

19The topaz of Ethiopia is not equal to it, and it may not be valued with the best gold.

20From where then does wisdom come, and where is the resting-place of knowledge?

21For it is kept secret from the eyes of all living, unseen by the birds of the air.

22Destruction and Death say, We have only had word of it with our ears.

23God has knowledge of the way to it, and of its resting-place;

24For his eyes go to the ends of the earth, and he sees everything under heaven.

25When he made a weight for the wind, measuring out the waters;

26When he made a law for the rain, and a way for the thunder-flames;

27Then he saw it, and put it on record; he gave it its fixed form, searching it out completely.

28And he said to man, Truly the fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.

Acts 12

1Now, about that time, Herod the king made cruel attacks on the Christians.

2And he put James, the brother of John, to death with the sword.

3And when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews he went on to take Peter in addition. This was at the time of the feast of unleavened bread.

4And having taken him, he put him in prison, with four bands of armed men to keep watch over him; his purpose being to take him out to the people after the Passover.

5So Peter was kept in prison: but the church made strong prayer to God for him.

6And when Herod was about to take him out, the same night Peter was sleeping in chains between two armed men, and the watchmen were keeping watch before the door of the prison.

7And a great light was seen shining in the room, and an angel of the Lord came to Peter and, touching him on his side so that he came out of his sleep, said, Get up quickly. And his chains came off his hands.

8Then the angel said, Put on your shoes and get ready to go. And he did so. And he said, Put your coat round you and come with me.

9And he went out after him; and he was not certain if what was done by the angel was a fact, for it seemed to him that he was seeing a vision.

10And when they had gone past the first and second watchmen they came to the iron door into the town, which came open by itself: and they went out and down one street; and then the angel went away.

11And when Peter came to his senses he said, Now, truly, I am certain that the Lord has sent his angel and taken me out of the hands of Herod, against all the hopes of the Jews.

12And when he became clear about this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John named Mark, where a number of them had come together for prayer.

13And he gave a blow on the door, and a young girl came to it, named Rhoda.

14And hearing the voice of Peter, in her joy she went running, without opening the door, to say that Peter was outside.

15And they said to her, You are off your head. But still she said, with decision, that it was so. And they said, It is his angel.

16But Peter went on giving blows on the door: and when it was open and they saw him, they were full of wonder.

17But he made a sign to them with his hand to be quiet, and gave them an account of how the Lord had taken him out of prison. And he said, Give the news to James and the brothers. And then he went away.

18Now when it was day, the armed men were greatly troubled about what had become of Peter.

19And Herod, when he sent for him, and he was not there, after questioning the watchmen, gave orders that they were to be put to death. Then he went down from Judaea to Caesarea for a time.

20Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon: and they came to him, all together, and having made friends with Blastus, the controller of the king’s house, they made a request for peace, because their country was dependent on the king’s country for its food.

21And on the day which had been fixed, Herod, dressed in his robes and seated in his place, made a public statement to them.

22And the people, with loud cries, said, It is the voice of a god, not of a man.

23And straight away the angel of the Lord sent a disease on him, because he did not give the glory to God: and his flesh was wasted away by worms, and so he came to his end.

24But the word of the Lord went on increasing.

25And Barnabas and Saul came back from Jerusalem, when their work was ended, taking with them John named Mark.

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