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    Scripture Reading: Josh. 5:12; 13:1—22:34;

    Col. 1:12; Acts 26:18

    Josh. 5:12     And the manna ceased on that day, when they ate of the produce of the land; and there was no longer manna for the children of Israel, but they ate of the yield of the land of Canaan that year.

    Josh. 13:1     Now Joshua was old and advanced in age; and Jehovah said to him, You are old and advanced in age, and very much of the land remains to be possessed.

    Josh. 13:2     This is the land that remains: all the regions of the Philistines and all that of the Geshurites,

    Josh. 13:3     From the Shihor, which is before Egypt, unto the border of Ekron on the north (this is considered to be Canaanite), with five lords of the Philistines: the Gazite and the Ashdodite, the Ashkelonite, the Gittite, and the Ekronite; and that of the Avvim

    Josh. 13:4     In the south; all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah, which belongs to the Sidonians, unto Aphek at the border of the Amorites;

    Josh. 13:5     And the land of the Gebalites and all Lebanon toward the rising of the sun, from Baal-gad under Mount Hermon to the entrance of Hamath;

    Josh. 13:6     All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim, all the Sidonians. I Myself will drive them out before the children of Israel; nevertheless allot it to Israel as an inheritance as I have commanded you.

    Josh. 13:7     And now divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

    Josh. 13:8     With the other half-tribe of Manasseh the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave to them across the Jordan on the east, as Moses the servant of Jehovah gave to them:

    Josh. 13:9     From Aroer, which is on the edge of the river Arnon, and from the city, which is in the middle of the river valley, and all the tableland from Medeba to Dibon;

    Josh. 13:10    And all the cities of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon;

    Josh. 13:11    And Gilead with the territory of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon and all Bashan unto Salecah;

    Josh. 13:12    All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); and Moses struck them and dispossessed them.

    Josh. 13:13    Yet the children of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites and the Maacathites, but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.

    Josh. 13:14    However to the tribe of Levi he did not give an inheritance; the offerings of Jehovah the God of Israel by fire are their inheritance, as He had spoken to him.

    Josh. 13:15    And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.

    Josh. 13:16    And for them the border was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the river Arnon, and from the city, which is in the middle of the river valley, and all the tableland by Medeba;

    Josh. 13:17    Heshbon and all its cities which are in the tableland: Dibon and Bamoth-baal and Beth-baal-meon

    Josh. 13:18    And Jahaz and Kedemoth and Mephaath

    Josh. 13:19    And Kiriathaim and Sibmah and Zereth-shahar on the mountain of the valley

    Josh. 13:20    And Beth-peor and the slopes of Pisgah and Beth-jeshimoth;

    Josh. 13:21    That is, all the cities of the tableland and all the kingdom of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon and whom Moses struck with the leaders of Midian: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon who inhabited the land.

    Josh. 13:22    And Balaam the son of Beor, who practiced divination, the children of Israel slew with the sword with those of them who were already slain.

    Josh. 13:23    And the border of the children of Reuben was the Jordan and its border. This is the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities with their villages.

    Josh. 13:24    And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of Gad, to the children of Gad, according to their families.

    Josh. 13:25    And for them the border was Jazer and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon to Aroer, which is before Rabbah;

    Josh. 13:26    And from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;

    Josh. 13:27    And in the valley Beth-haram and Beth-nimrah and Succoth and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon the king of Heshbon; the Jordan and its border to the end of the Sea of Chinnereth, across the Jordan on the east.

    Josh. 13:28    This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities with their villages.

    Josh. 13:29    And Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh; and it was for the half-tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families.

    Josh. 13:30    And their border was from Mahanaim and all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og the king of Bashan, and all the tent villages of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities;

    Josh. 13:31    And half of Gilead, and Ashtaroth and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, for half of the children of Machir, according to their families.

    Josh. 13:32    These are what Moses gave as inheritances in the plains of Moab across the Jordan at Jericho to the east.

    Josh. 13:33    But to the tribe of Levi Moses did not give an inheritance; Jehovah the God of Israel is their inheritance, as He had spoken to them.

    Josh. 14:1     And these are what the children of Israel received as inheritances in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel gave to them as inheritances,

    Josh. 14:2     By the lot of their inheritance, as Jehovah commanded through Moses for the nine tribes and the half-tribe.

    Josh. 14:3     For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe across the Jordan; but to the Levites he did not give an inheritance among them.

    Josh. 14:4     For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim; and they gave no portion to the Levites in the land, but only cities to dwell in with their pasture lands for their cattle and their substance.

    Josh. 14:5     As Jehovah had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; thus they divided the land.

    Josh. 14:6     Then the children of Judah approached Joshua in Gilgal; and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, You know the word that Jehovah spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh-barnea.

    Josh. 14:7     I was forty years old when Moses the servant of Jehovah sent me out from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land; and I returned such a word to him as was genuinely upon my heart.

    Josh. 14:8     However my brothers who went up with me made the people's heart melt, but I fully followed Jehovah my God.

    Josh. 14:9     And Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land on which your foot has trodden will be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, for you have fully followed Jehovah my God.

    Josh. 14:10    And now, look, Jehovah has kept me alive, as He said, for these forty-five years, since the time Jehovah spoke this word to Moses while Israel walked through the wilderness. And now, look, today I am eighty-five years old.

    Josh. 14:11    Today I am still as strong as I was on the day Moses sent me out; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for battle and for going out and coming in.

    Josh. 14:12    Now therefore give me this hill country, of which Jehovah spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that the Anakim were there with great fortified cities. It may be that Jehovah will be with me, and I will dispossess them, as Jehovah said.

    Josh. 14:13    So Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.

    Josh. 14:14    Therefore Hebron has become the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day because he fully followed Jehovah the God of Israel.

    Josh. 14:15    And the name of Hebron was formerly Kiriath-arba. (This Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim.) And the land had rest from war.

    Josh. 15:1     And the lot for the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was unto the border of Edom, to the wilderness of Zin at the south; this was the southern extreme.

    Josh. 15:2     And their southern border was from the end of the Salt Sea, from the tongue-shaped bay that faces south;

    Josh. 15:3     And it went southward to the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed on to Zin, and went up south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed on to Hezron, and went up to Addar, and went around Karka,

    Josh. 15:4     And passed on to Azmon, and went out to the brook of Egypt; and the end of the border was at the sea. This shall be your southern border.

    Josh. 15:5     And the eastern border was the Salt Sea to the end of the Jordan. And the border on the northern side was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan.

    Josh. 15:6     And the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and passed on to the north of Beth-arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben;

    Josh. 15:7     And the border went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and turned northward toward Gilgal, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is south of the river valley; and the border passed on to the waters of En-shemesh; and its end was at En-rogel;

    Josh. 15:8     Then the border went up by the Valley of Ben-hinnom to the south of the Jebusite slope (this is Jerusalem); and the border went to the top of the mountain that is before the Valley of Hinnom on the west, which is the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim;

    Josh. 15:9     And the border turned from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah and went to the cities of Mount Ephron; then the border turned toward Baalah (this is Kiriath-jearim);

    Josh. 15:10    And the border went around west of Baalah to Mount Seir, and passed by the northern slope of Mount Jearim (this is Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed on to Timnah;

    Josh. 15:11    And the border went to the slope of Ekron northward; and the border turned toward Shikkeron, and passed by Mount Baalah, and went to Jabneel; and the end of the border was at the sea.

    Josh. 15:12    And the western border was the Great Sea and its coast. This is the border of the children of Judah all around according to their families.

    Josh. 15:13    And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion in the midst of the children of Judah according to the commandment of Jehovah to Joshua, that is, Kiriath-arba (Arba was the father of Anak); this is Hebron.

    Josh. 15:14    And Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak from there: Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak.

    Josh. 15:15    And he went up from there to the inhabitants of Debir. (Now the name of Debir was formerly Kiriath-sepher.)

    Josh. 15:16    And Caleb said, Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and takes it, I will give to him Achsah my daughter as wife.

    Josh. 15:17    Then Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's brother, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.

    Josh. 15:18    And when she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field. And she alighted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, What do you want?

    Josh. 15:19    And she said, Give me a blessing, for you have given me land in the Negev; give me also springs of water. So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

    Josh. 15:20    This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.

    Josh. 15:21    And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom on the south were Kabzeel and Eder and Jagur

    Josh. 15:22    And Kinah and Dimonah and Adadah

    Josh. 15:23    And Kedesh and Hazor and Ithnan;

    Josh. 15:24    Ziph and Telem and Bealoth

    Josh. 15:25    And Hazor-hadattah and Kerioth-hezron (this is Hazor);

    Josh. 15:26    Amam and Shema and Moladah

    Josh. 15:27    And Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon and Beth-pelet

    Josh. 15:28    And Hazar-shual and Beer-sheba and Biziothiah;

    Josh. 15:29    Baalah and Iim and Ezem

    Josh. 15:30    And Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah

    Josh. 15:31    And Ziklag and Madmannah and Sansannah

    Josh. 15:32    And Lebaoth and Shilhim and Ain and Rimmon: in all twenty-nine cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:33    In the lowland: Eshtaol and Zorah and Ashnah

    Josh. 15:34    And Zanoah and En-gannim; Tappuah and Enam;

    Josh. 15:35    Jarmuth and Adullam; Socoh and Azekah

    Josh. 15:36    And Shaaraim and Adithaim and Gederah and Gederothaim: fourteen cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:37    Zenan and Hadashah and Migdal-gad

    Josh. 15:38    And Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel;

    Josh. 15:39    Lachish and Bozkath and Eglon

    Josh. 15:40    And Cabbon and Lahmas and Chitlish

    Josh. 15:41    And Gederoth; Beth-dagon and Naamah and Makkedah: sixteen cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:42    Libnah and Ether and Ashan

    Josh. 15:43    And Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib

    Josh. 15:44    And Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah: nine cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:45    Ekron, with its towns and its villages;

    Josh. 15:46    From Ekron even to the sea, all that were near Ashdod, with their villages.

    Josh. 15:47    Ashdod, with its towns and its villages; Gaza, with its towns and its villages, unto the brook of Egypt and the Great Sea and its border.

    Josh. 15:48    And in the hill country: Shamir and Jattir and Socoh

    Josh. 15:49    And Dannah and Kiriath-sannah (this is Debir)

    Josh. 15:50    And Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim

    Josh. 15:51    And Goshen and Holon and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:52    Arab and Dumah and Eshan

    Josh. 15:53    And Janum and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah

    Josh. 15:54    And Humtah and Kiriath-arba (this is Hebron) and Zior: nine cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:55    Maon, Carmel, and Ziph; and Juttah

    Josh. 15:56    And Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah;

    Josh. 15:57    Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:58    Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor;

    Josh. 15:59    And Maarath and Beth-anoth and Eltekon: six cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:60    Kiriath-baal (this is Kiriath-jearim) and Rabbah: two cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:61    In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah;

    Josh. 15:62    And Nibshan and the City of Salt and En-gedi: six cities with their villages.

    Josh. 15:63    But as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not dispossess them; thus the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah in Jerusalem to this day.

    Josh. 16:1     And the lot for the children of Joseph went from the Jordan at Jericho, east of the waters of Jericho, to the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel,

    Josh. 16:2     And went from Bethel to Luz, and passed on to the border of the Archites at Ataroth,

    Josh. 16:3     And went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, to the border of Lower Beth-horon and to Gezer; and its end was the sea.

    Josh. 16:4     And the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance.

    Josh. 16:5     And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was thus: The border for their inheritance on the east was from Ataroth-addar to Upper Beth-horon;

    Josh. 16:6     And the border went to the sea. On the north was Michmethath, and the border went around eastward to Taanath-shiloh, and passed by it to the east of Janoah,

    Josh. 16:7     And went down from Janoah to Ataroth, then to Naarah, and reached Jericho, and went to the Jordan.

    Josh. 16:8     From Tappuah the border went westward to the brook of Kanah; and its end was the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families,

    Josh. 16:9     Together with the cities that 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.

    Josh. 16:10    Yet they did not dispossess the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer, but the Canaanites dwell in the midst of Ephraim to this day and have become forced labor.

    Josh. 17:1     And this was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was Joseph's firstborn. To Machir, the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, Gilead and Bashan had been given, since he was a man of war.

    Josh. 17:2     Therefore the lot was for the rest of the children of Manasseh according to their 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 according to their families.

    Josh. 17:3     But Zelophehad the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters. And these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

    Josh. 17:4     And they came before Eleazar the priest and before Joshua the son of Nun and before the leaders, saying, Jehovah commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brothers. Therefore he gave them an inheritance among their father's brothers according to the commandment of Jehovah.

    Josh. 17:5     And ten portions fell to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is across the Jordan,

    Josh. 17:6     Because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance among his sons. And the land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the children of Manasseh.

    Josh. 17:7     And the border of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethath, which was opposite Shechem; and the border went south to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.

    Josh. 17:8     The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but Tappuah, on the border of Manasseh, belonged to the children of Ephraim.

    Josh. 17:9     And the border went down to the brook of Kanah. These cities to the south of the brook belonged to Ephraim, among the cities of Manasseh; and the border of Manasseh was to the north of the brook, and its end was the sea.

    Josh. 17:10    To the south was Ephraim's, and to the north was Manasseh's, and the sea was his border. And they touched Asher on the north and Issachar on the east.

    Josh. 17:11    And to Manasseh there belonged in Issachar and Asher, Beth-shean and its towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns (the third is Napheth).

    Josh. 17:12    Yet the children of Manasseh could not dispossess these cities, but the Canaanites persisted in dwelling in this land.

    Josh. 17:13    And when the children of Israel became strong, they made the Canaanites forced labor; but they did not utterly dispossess them.

    Josh. 17:14    Then the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, Why have you given me an inheritance of only one lot and one portion, although I am still a numerous people, whom Jehovah has thus far blessed?

    Josh. 17:15    And Joshua said to them, If you are a numerous people, go up to the forest, and cut out land there for yourself in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim; since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you.

    Josh. 17:16    And the children of Joseph said, The hill country is not enough for us; and all the Canaanites who dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both those of Beth-shean and its towns and those in the Valley of Jezreel.

    Josh. 17:17    And Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, saying, You are a numerous people, and you have great strength; you shall not have one lot only,

    Josh. 17:18    But the hill country shall be yours. Though it is a forest, you shall cut it down, and its end will be yours; for you shall dispossess the Canaanites, though they have chariots of iron and though they are strong.

    Josh. 18:1     And the whole assembly of the children of Israel gathered together at Shiloh, and they set up the Tent of Meeting there; and the land was subdued before them.

    Josh. 18:2     And among the children of Israel there remained seven tribes whose inheritance had not been divided to them.

    Josh. 18:3     And Joshua said to the children of Israel, How long will you be slack about going to take possession of the land that Jehovah, the God of your fathers, has given you?

    Josh. 18:4     Appoint three men for each tribe, and I will send them out. And they shall rise up and go through the land, and write a description of it with a view to its being their inheritance; and they shall come to me.

    Josh. 18:5     And they shall divide it into seven portions: Judah shall stay at his border on the south, and the house of Joseph shall stay at their border on the north.

    Josh. 18:6     And you shall describe the land in seven portions and bring the description here to me; then I will cast lots for you here before Jehovah our God.

    Josh. 18:7     But the Levites shall have no portion among you, for the priesthood of Jehovah is their inheritance. And Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh received their inheritance across the Jordan eastward, which Moses the servant of Jehovah had given to them.

    Josh. 18:8     And the men rose up and went; and Joshua commanded those who went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it; then return to me, and I will cast lots for you before Jehovah here in Shiloh.

    Josh. 18:9     So the men went, and they passed through the land and described it by cities into seven portions in a book. Then they came to Joshua at the camp at Shiloh.

    Josh. 18:10    And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before Jehovah. And there Joshua divided the land to the children of Israel according to their divisions.

    Josh. 18:11    And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came out, according to their families. And the border of their lot went between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.

    Josh. 18:12    And their border on the northern side was from the Jordan, and the border went up alongside Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill country westward, and its end was at the wilderness of Beth-aven.

    Josh. 18:13    And from there the border passed to Luz, on the southern side of Luz (this is Bethel); and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, at the mountain which is south of Lower Beth-horon.

    Josh. 18:14    And the border turned from there and went around the west side southward, from the mountain that is to the south of Beth-horon; and its end was at Kiriath-baal (this is Kiriath-jearim), a city of the children of Judah. This was the west side.

    Josh. 18:15    The south side was from the limit of Kiriath-jearim, and the border went from the west and went to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah;

    Josh. 18:16    And the border went down to the limit of the mountain that is before the Valley of Ben-hinnom, which is north of the valley of the Rephaim; and it went down into the Valley of Hinnom, to the southern side of the Jebusite slope, and went down to En-rogel,

    Josh. 18:17    And turned north, and went to En-shemesh, and went to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim; and it went down to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben;

    Josh. 18:18    And it passed by the side before the Arabah northward, and went down to the Arabah;

    Josh. 18:19    And the border passed by the northern side of Beth-hoglah, and the end of the border was at the northern bay of the Salt Sea at the south end of the Jordan. This was the southern border.

    Josh. 18:20    And the Jordan borders it on the east side. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families, according to its borders all around.

    Josh. 18:21    And the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho and Beth-hoglah and Emek-keziz

    Josh. 18:22    And Beth-arabah and Zemaraim and Bethel

    Josh. 18:23    And Avvim and Parah and Ophrah

    Josh. 18:24    And Chephar-ammoni and Ophni and Geba: twelve cities with their villages.

    Josh. 18:25    Gibeon and Ramah and Beeroth

    Josh. 18:26    And Mizpeh and Chephirah and Mozah

    Josh. 18:27    And Rekem and Irpeel and Taralah

    Josh. 18:28    And Zelah, Haeleph, and that of the Jebusite (this is Jerusalem), Gibeath, Kiriath: fourteen cities with their villages. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.

    Josh. 19:1     And the second lot came out for Simeon, for the tribe of the children of Simeon, according to their families. And their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Judah.

    Josh. 19:2     And they had for their inheritance Beer-sheba, or Sheba, and Moladah

    Josh. 19:3     And Hazar-shual and Balah and Ezem

    Josh. 19:4     And Eltolad and Bethul and Hormah

    Josh. 19:5     And Ziklag and Beth-marcaboth and Hazar-susah

    Josh. 19:6     And Beth-lebaoth and Sharuhen: thirteen cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:7     Ain, Rimmon, and Ether, and Ashan: four cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:8     And all the villages which were around these cities as far as Baalath-beer, that is, Ramah of the Negev. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families.

    Josh. 19:9     Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon because the portion of the children of Judah was too large for them; thus the children of Simeon received an inheritance in the midst of their inheritance.

    Josh. 19:10    And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families. And the border of their inheritance was as far as Sarid;

    Josh. 19:11    And their border went up to the west, even to Maralah, and reached Dabbesheth; and it reached the brook that is before Jokneam.

    Josh. 19:12    And it turned from Sarid eastward toward the rising of the sun to the border of Chisloth-tabor, and went to Daberath and up to Japhia;

    Josh. 19:13    And from there it passed eastward toward the rising of the sun to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and went to Rimmon, where it turned to Neah;

    Josh. 19:14    And the border went around from the north to Hannathon; and its end was the valley of Iphtahel,

    Josh. 19:15    With Kattath and Nahalal and Shimron and Idalah and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:16    This was the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:17    For Issachar the fourth lot came out, for the children of Issachar according to their families.

    Josh. 19:18    And their territory was Jezreel and Chesulloth and Shunem

    Josh. 19:19    And Hapharaim and Shion and Anaharath

    Josh. 19:20    And Rabbith and Kishion and Ebez

    Josh. 19:21    And Remeth and En-gannim and En-haddah and Beth-pazzez;

    Josh. 19:22    And the border reached Tabor and Shahazumah and Beth-shemesh; and the end of their border was at the Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:23    This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:24    And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.

    Josh. 19:25    And their territory was Helkath and Hali and Beten and Achshaph

    Josh. 19:26    And Allammelech and Amad and Mishal; and it reached Carmel on the west and Shihor-libnath;

    Josh. 19:27    And it turned toward the rising of the sun to Beth-dagon, and reached Zebulun and the valley of Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel, and went to Cabul on the north

    Josh. 19:28    And Ebron and Rehob and Hammon and Kanah as far as Great Sidon;

    Josh. 19:29    And the border turned to Ramah and as far as the fortified city of Tyre; and the border turned to Hosah; and its end was at the sea at the region of Achzib;

    Josh. 19:30    And Ummah and Aphek and Rehob: twenty-two cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:31    This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:32    For the children of Naphtali the sixth lot came out, for the children of Naphtali according to their families.

    Josh. 19:33    And their border was from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim, and Adami-nekeb and Jabneel unto Lakkum; and its end was the Jordan;

    Josh. 19:34    And the border turned westward to Aznoth-tabor, and went from there to Hukkok, and reached Zebulun on the south, and reached Asher on the west and Judah at the Jordan toward the rising of the sun;

    Josh. 19:35    And the fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath and Chinnereth

    Josh. 19:36    And Adamah and Ramah and Hazor

    Josh. 19:37    And Kedesh and Edrei and En-hazor

    Josh. 19:38    And Iron and Migdal-el, Horem and Beth-anath and Beth-shemesh: nineteen cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:39    This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:40    The seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.

    Josh. 19:41    And the territory of their inheritance was Zorah and Eshtaol and Ir-shemesh

    Josh. 19:42    And Shaalabbin and Aijalon and Ithlah

    Josh. 19:43    And Elon and Timnah and Ekron

    Josh. 19:44    And Eltekeh and Gibbethon and Baalath

    Josh. 19:45    And Jehud and Bene-berak and Gath-rimmon

    Josh. 19:46    And Me-jarkon and Rakkon with the border opposite Japho.

    Josh. 19:47    When the territory of the children of Dan was lost to them, the children of Dan went up and fought against Leshem; and they took it and struck it with the edge of the sword; and they took possession of it and inhabited it; and they called Leshem Dan, according to the name of Dan their father.

    Josh. 19:48    This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.

    Josh. 19:49    So they finished distributing the land as inheritances according to its borders. And the children of Israel gave Joshua the son of Nun an inheritance in the midst of them;

    Josh. 19:50    According to the commandment of Jehovah they gave him the city that he asked for, that is, Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim. And he built up the city and dwelt in it.

    Josh. 19:51    These are the inheritances that Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel gave as inheritances by lot in Shiloh before Jehovah at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. So they finished dividing the land.

    Josh. 20:1     Then Jehovah spoke to Joshua, saying,

    Josh. 20:2     Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Designate the cities of refuge, concerning which I spoke to you through Moses,

    Josh. 20:3     So that the manslayer who kills a person by mistake and unwittingly may flee there. And they will be to you as a refuge from the avenger of blood.

    Josh. 20:4     And he shall flee to one of these cities and stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city. And they shall take him into the city to themselves and give him a place; and he shall dwell among them.

    Josh. 20:5     And if the avenger of blood pursues after him, they shall not deliver the manslayer into his hand, for he struck his neighbor unwittingly and had not hated him previously.

    Josh. 20:6     And he shall dwell in that city until he can stand before the assembly for a judgment, until the death of the high priest who is at that time; then the manslayer shall return and enter into his own city and into his own house, into the city from which he fled.

    Josh. 20:7     And they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali and Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and Kiriath-arba (this is Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.

    Josh. 20:8     And across the Jordan at Jericho, to the east, they designated Bezer in the wilderness on the plain out of the tribe of Reuben and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.

    Josh. 20:9     These were the appointed cities for all the children of Israel and for the sojourner who sojourned among them, so that anyone who killed a person by mistake might flee there and not die at the hand of the avenger of blood until he stood before the assembly.

    Josh. 21:1     Then the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel,

    Josh. 21:2     And they spoke to them in Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, Jehovah commanded through Moses that we be given cities to dwell in with their pasture lands for our cattle.

    Josh. 21:3     So the children of Israel gave the Levites, according to the commandment of Jehovah, these cities with their pasture lands out of their inheritance:

    Josh. 21:4     And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. And to the children of Aaron the priest who were of the Levites there went by lot thirteen cities out of the tribe of Judah and out of the tribe of the Simeonites and out of the tribe of Benjamin.

    Josh. 21:5     And to the rest of the children of Kohath there went by lot ten cities out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim and out of the tribe of Dan and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh.

    Josh. 21:6     And to the children of Gershon there went by lot thirteen cities out of the families of the tribe of Issachar and out of the tribe of Asher and out of the tribe of Naphtali and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.

    Josh. 21:7     To the children of Merari according to their families there went twelve cities out of the tribe of Reuben and out of the tribe of Gad and out of the tribe of Zebulun.

    Josh. 21:8     So the children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as Jehovah had commanded through Moses.

    Josh. 21:9     And out of the tribe of the children of Judah and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon they gave these cities, which are here mentioned by name;

    Josh. 21:10    And they went to the children of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the children of Levi; for the first lot was theirs.

    Josh. 21:11    And they gave them Kiriath-arba (Arba was the father of Anak), which is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with its pasture lands around it.

    Josh. 21:12    But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

    Josh. 21:13    And to the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the manslayer; and Libnah with its pasture lands

    Josh. 21:14    And Jattir with its pasture lands and Eshtemoa with its pasture lands

    Josh. 21:15    And Holon with its pasture lands and Debir with its pasture lands

    Josh. 21:16    And Ain with its pasture lands and Juttah with its pasture lands and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands: nine cities out of those two tribes.

    Josh. 21:17    And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands,

    Josh. 21:18    Anathoth with its pasture lands, and Almon with its pasture lands: four cities.

    Josh. 21:19    All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.

    Josh. 21:20    And as for the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites who remained of the children of Kohath, the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim were given.

    Josh. 21:21    And they gave them Shechem with its pasture lands in the hill country of Ephraim, the city of refuge for the manslayer; and Gezer with its pasture lands

    Josh. 21:22    And Kibzaim with its pasture lands and Beth-horon with its pasture lands: four cities.

    Josh. 21:23    And out of the tribe of Dan: Eltekeh with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,

    Josh. 21:24    Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands: four cities.

    Josh. 21:25    And out of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Taanach with its pasture lands and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands: two cities.

    Josh. 21:26    All the cities for the families of the children of Kohath who remained were ten, with their pasture lands.

    Josh. 21:27    And to the children of Gershon, one of the families of the Levites, they gave, out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the manslayer; and Be-eshterah with its pasture lands: two cities.

    Josh. 21:28    And out of the tribe of Issachar: Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,

    Josh. 21:29    Jarmuth with its pasture lands, En-gannim with its pasture lands: four cities.

    Josh. 21:30    And out of the tribe of Asher: Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,

    Josh. 21:31    Helkath with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands: four cities.

    Josh. 21:32    And out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the manslayer; and Hammoth-dor with its pasture lands and Kartan with its pasture lands: three cities.

    Josh. 21:33    All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities, with their pasture lands.

    Josh. 21:34    And to the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, they gave, Jokneam with its pasture lands and Kartah with its pasture lands,

    Josh. 21:35    Dimnah with its pasture lands, Nahalal with its pasture lands: four cities.

    Josh. 21:36    And out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer with its pasture lands and Jahaz with its pasture lands,

    Josh. 21:37    Kedemoth with its pasture lands and Mephaath with its pasture lands: four cities.

    Josh. 21:38    And out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the manslayer; and Mahanaim with its pasture lands,

    Josh. 21:39    Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands: four cities in all.

    Josh. 21:40    These were all the cities for the children of Merari according to their families, which remained of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

    Josh. 21:41    All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities with their pasture lands.

    Josh. 21:42    Each of these cities had its pasture lands around it; so it was with all these cities.

    Josh. 21:43    So Jehovah gave Israel all the land that He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they possessed it and dwelt in it.

    Josh. 21:44    And Jehovah gave them rest all around, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And no one among all their enemies could stand before them; Jehovah delivered all their enemies into their hand.

    Josh. 21:45    Not a word failed of all the good things that Jehovah had spoken to the house of Israel; all came to pass.

    Josh. 22:1     Then Joshua called the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

    Josh. 22:2     And he said to them, You have kept all that Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded you, and you have listened to my voice in all that I have commanded you.

    Josh. 22:3     You have not forsaken your brothers these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of Jehovah your God.

    Josh. 22:4     And now Jehovah your God has given your brothers rest as He promised them. And now turn and go to your tents, to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of Jehovah gave you across the Jordan.

    Josh. 22:5     However be very careful to perform the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded you, to love Jehovah your God and to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and to cling to Him and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

    Josh. 22:6     And Joshua blessed them and sent them away; and they went to their tents.

    Josh. 22:7     Now to the one half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given an inheritance in Bashan, and to the other half of it Joshua gave an inheritance with their brothers across the Jordan on the west. Furthermore, when Joshua sent them away to their tents and blessed them,

    Josh. 22:8     He spoke to them, saying, Return with many riches to your tents and with very many cattle, with silver and with gold and with bronze and with iron and with very much clothing; divide the spoil of your enemies with your brothers.

    Josh. 22:9     So the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh went; and they departed from among the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which was in the land of Canaan, to go to the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession, which they had taken possession of according to the commandment of Jehovah through Moses.

    Josh. 22:10    And when they came into the region of the Jordan that is in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built an altar there at the Jordan, an altar great in appearance.

    Josh. 22:11    And the children of Israel heard the report, which said, Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have built an altar out in front of the land of Canaan, in the region of the Jordan, on the side of the children of Israel.

    Josh. 22:12    And when the children of Israel heard this, all the assembly of the children of Israel gathered together at Shiloh to go up in battle against them.

    Josh. 22:13    And the children of Israel sent Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest to the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh in the land of Gilead,

    Josh. 22:14    And with him ten leaders, one leader each to a fathers' house of all the tribes of Israel; and they were each the head of their fathers' houses among the thousands of Israel.

    Josh. 22:15    And they went to the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh in the land of Gilead and spoke to them, saying,

    Josh. 22:16    Thus says all the assembly of Jehovah, What is this trespass that you have committed against the God of Israel in turning this day from following after Jehovah by building yourselves an altar to rebel against Jehovah this day?

    Josh. 22:17    Was the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves unto this day, though there was a plague upon the assembly of Jehovah,

    Josh. 22:18    That you have turned this day from following after Jehovah? And now, if you rebel against Jehovah this day, tomorrow He will be angry with the whole assembly of Israel.

    Josh. 22:19    But if the land of your possession is unclean, cross over into the land of the possession of Jehovah, where Jehovah's tabernacle dwells, and take a possession in the midst of us. But do not rebel against Jehovah, nor rebel against us, by building yourselves an altar besides the altar of Jehovah our God.

    Josh. 22:20    Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the matter of the devoted thing? But there was wrath upon the whole assembly of Israel, and that one man did not perish alone for his iniquity.

    Josh. 22:21    Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered and said to the heads of the thousands of Israel,

    Josh. 22:22    The Mighty One, God Jehovah; the Mighty One, God Jehovah; He knows, and may Israel itself know, whether it was in rebellion, or whether it was in trespass against Jehovah-may You not save us today—

    Josh. 22:23    That we built an altar for ourselves to turn away from following after Jehovah; or if we did so to offer burnt offerings and meal offerings upon it or to make sacrifices of peace offerings upon it, may Jehovah Himself require it.

    Josh. 22:24    But truly we have done this for a reason and out of a concern that in the future your children might speak to our children, saying, What have you to do with Jehovah the God of Israel?

    Josh. 22:25    For Jehovah has made the Jordan a border between us and you, O children of Reuben and children of Gad. You have no portion in Jehovah. Thus your children would cause our children to cease fearing Jehovah.

    Josh. 22:26    Therefore we said, Let us now take action to build the altar, though not for burnt offering or for sacrifice;

    Josh. 22:27    But it will be a witness between us and between you, and between our generations after us, that we may do the service of Jehovah before Him with our burnt offerings and our sacrifices and our peace offerings, and that your children may not say in the future to our children, You have no portion in Jehovah.

    Josh. 22:28    And we said, When they say this to us and to our generations in the future, we will say, Look at the copy of the altar of Jehovah that our fathers made, though not for burnt offering or for sacrifice; but it is a witness between us and you.

    Josh. 22:29    Far be it from us that we would rebel against Jehovah and turn away today from following after Jehovah by building an altar for burnt offering, for meal offering, or for sacrifice, besides the altar of Jehovah our God, which is before His tabernacle!

    Josh. 22:30    And when Phinehas the priest and the leaders of the assembly and the heads of the thousands of Israel who were with him heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spoke, it seemed good in their sight.

    Josh. 22:31    And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said to the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh, Today we know that Jehovah is in the midst of us, because you have not committed this trespass against Jehovah. Now you have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of Jehovah.

    Josh. 22:32    So Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest and the leaders returned from the children of Reuben and the children of Gad, from the land of Gilead, to the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel; and they brought back word to them.

    Josh. 22:33    And the matter seemed good in the sight of the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God and never spoke again of going up in battle against them to destroy the land in which the children of Reuben and the children of Gad dwelt.

    Josh. 22:34    And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad named the altar; for, they said, it is a witness between us that Jehovah is God.

    Col. 1:12       Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you for a share of the allotted portion of the saints in the light;

    Acts 26:18    To open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.

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    Scripture Reading: Matt. 1:5; Josh. 6:22-26; 7:1-6, 10-15, 20-21; 9:14

    Matt. 1:5       And Salmon begot Boaz of Rahab, and Boaz begot Obed of Ruth, and Obed begot Jesse,

    Josh. 6:22     And Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, Go to the house of the harlot, and bring out from there the woman and all that belongs to her, as you swore to her.

    Josh. 6:23     And the young men who had been spies went and brought out Rahab and her father and her mother and her brothers and all that belonged to her; all her family they brought out and set outside the camp of Israel.

    Josh. 6:24     And they burned the city with fire and all that was in it; but the silver and the gold and the vessels of bronze and iron, they put in the treasury of the house of Jehovah.

    Josh. 6:25     And Joshua preserved Rahab the harlot and her father's house and all that belonged to her, and she has dwelt within Israel to this day; for she hid the messengers whom Joshua had sent to spy out Jericho.

    Josh. 6:26     Then at that time Joshua charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man before Jehovah who rises up to rebuild this city Jericho! At the cost of his firstborn son shall he lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

    Josh. 7:1       But the children of Israel acted unfaithfully in that which was devoted to destruction, for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of that which was devoted to destruction; and the anger of Jehovah was kindled against the children of Israel.

    Josh. 7:2       Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, east of Bethel; and he spoke to them, saying, Go up and spy out the land. So the men went up and spied out Ai.

    Josh. 7:3       And they returned to Joshua and said to him, Not all the people need go up; let about two or three thousand men go up and strike Ai. Do not make all the people labor there, for the enemies are few.

    Josh. 7:4       So about three thousand men from the people went up there, but they fled before the men of Ai.

    Josh. 7:5       And the men of Ai struck some of them, about thirty-six men; and they pursued them from before the gate unto Shebarim and struck them on the slope. And the heart of the people melted and became like water.

    Josh. 7:6       And Joshua rent his clothes and fell to the ground upon his face before the Ark of Jehovah until the evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust upon their heads.

    Josh. 7:10     Then Jehovah said to Joshua, Rise up! Why have you fallen upon your face?

    Josh. 7:11     Israel has sinned. Indeed they have trespassed My covenant, which I commanded them; indeed they have taken of that which was devoted to destruction; indeed they have stolen; indeed they have been deceptive; indeed they have put it among their goods.

    Josh. 7:12     Thus the children of Israel are not able to stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, for they have become something devoted to destruction. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy that which was devoted to destruction from among you.

    Josh. 7:13     Rise up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says Jehovah the God of Israel, There is something devoted to destruction among you, O Israel; you will not be able to stand before your enemies until you remove that which was devoted to destruction from among you.

    Josh. 7:14     Therefore in the morning you shall be brought near by your tribes; and the tribe which Jehovah takes shall draw near family by family; and the family which Jehovah takes shall draw near house by house; and the house which Jehovah takes shall draw near warrior by warrior.

    Josh. 7:15     And he who is taken with that which was devoted to destruction shall be burned with fire, he and all that belongs to him, because he has trespassed the covenant of Jehovah and because he has committed folly in Israel.

    Josh. 7:20     Then Achan answered Joshua and said, It is true; I have sinned against Jehovah the God of Israel; and this is what I did:

    Josh. 7:21     When I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle of Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And now they are hidden in the earth in my tent, with the silver under it.

    Josh. 9:14     And the men took some of their provisions, but they did not ask for the counsel of Jehovah.

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    Scripture Reading: Josh. 3:1—4:24; 5:1-10

    Josh. 3:1       Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and they set out from Shittim and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel; and they stayed there overnight, before they crossed over.

    Josh. 3:2       And at the end of three days the officers went through the midst of the camp,

    Josh. 3:3       And they commanded the people, saying, When you see the Ark of the Covenant of Jehovah your God and the Levitical priests bearing it, you shall set out from your place and go after it.

    Josh. 3:4       But there shall be a space between you and it of about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, so that you may know the way by which you must go; for you have not passed this way before.

    Josh. 3:5       And Joshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow Jehovah will do wondrous things in your midst.

    Josh. 3:6       Then Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, Take up the Ark of the Covenant, and cross over before the people. And they took up the Ark of the Covenant and went before the people.

    Josh. 3:7       And Jehovah said to Joshua, On this day I will begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that as I was with Moses, I will be with you.

    Josh. 3:8       And you shall command the priests who carry the Ark of the Covenant, saying, When you come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.

    Josh. 3:9       Then Joshua said to the children of Israel, Come here and hear the words of Jehovah your God.

    Josh. 3:10     And Joshua said, By this you will know that the living God is in your midst, and that He will most certainly dispossess before you the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Hivites and the Perizzites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Jebusites.

    Josh. 3: 11     The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord of all the earth is now crossing over before you into the Jordan.

    Josh. 3:12     Therefore now take twelve men for yourselves out of the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.

    Josh. 3:13     And when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the Ark of Jehovah, the Lord of all the earth, come to rest in the waters of the Jordan; the waters of the Jordan, the waters that flow down from upstream, will be cut off, and they will stand in a heap.

    Josh. 3:14     And so it happened that when the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant were before the people.

    Josh. 3:15     And when those who carried the Ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who carried the Ark dipped into the edge of the water (now the Jordan overflowed all its banks throughout all the days of the harvest),

    Josh. 3:16     The waters that flowed down from upstream stood and rose up in a heap a great distance away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that flowed down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people crossed over from opposite Jericho.

    Josh. 3:17     And the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant of Jehovah stood firmly on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel was crossing over on dry ground, until all the nation had completely crossed over the Jordan.

    Josh. 4:1       And when all the nation had completely crossed over the Jordan, Jehovah spoke to Joshua, saying,

    Josh. 4:2       Take for yourselves twelve men from among the people, one man from each tribe;

    Josh. 4:3       And command them, saying, Take up for yourselves from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones; and bring them over with you, and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.

    Josh. 4:4       So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from among the children of Israel, one man from each tribe.

    Josh. 4:5       And Joshua said to them, Pass on before the Ark of Jehovah your God into the middle of the Jordan, and every one of you lift up one stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel,

    Josh. 4:6       That this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean to you?

    Josh. 4:7       You shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the Ark of the Covenant of Jehovah; when it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. Thus these stones will be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.

    Josh. 4:8       And the children of Israel did as Joshua commanded and took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, as Jehovah told Joshua to do, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel. And they brought them over with them to the place where they were to lodge, and they laid them down there.

    Josh. 4:9       Then Joshua erected twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant had stood; and they are there to this day.

    Josh. 4:10     And the priests who carried the Ark stood in the middle of the Jordan until everything was completed that Jehovah had commanded Joshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. And the people hurried and crossed over.

    Josh. 4:11     And when all the people had completely crossed over, the Ark of Jehovah with the priests crossed over before the people.

    Josh. 4:12     And the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over in battle array before the children of Israel, as Moses had told them to do;

    Josh. 4:13     About forty thousand equipped for war crossed over before Jehovah into the plains of Jericho for battle.

    Josh. 4:14     On that day Jehovah magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they revered him as they had revered Moses all the days of his life.

    Josh. 4:15     Then Jehovah spoke to Joshua, saying,

    Josh. 4:16     Command the priests who carry the Ark of the Testimony to come up out of the Jordan.

    Josh. 4:17     And Joshua commanded the priests, saying, Come up out of the Jordan.

    Josh. 4:18     And when the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant of Jehovah came up out from the middle of the Jordan, when the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up onto the dry land, the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and went over all its banks as before.

    Josh. 4:19     And the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal, at the eastern edge of Jericho.

    Josh. 4:20     And those twelve stones, which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua erected in Gilgal.

    Josh. 4:21     And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean?

    Josh. 4:22     You shall let your children know, saying, On dry ground Israel crossed over this Jordan.

    Josh. 4:23     For Jehovah your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you crossed over, as Jehovah your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we crossed over;

    Josh. 4:24     That all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of Jehovah, that it is mighty; that you may fear Jehovah your God always.

    Josh. 5:1       Now when all the kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, who were by the sea, heard that Jehovah had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the children of Israel until they crossed over, their hearts melted, and there was no longer any spirit in them because of the children of Israel.

    Josh. 5:2       At that time Jehovah said to Joshua, Make knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel a second time.

    Josh. 5:3       And Joshua made knives of flint and circumcised the children of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.

    Josh. 5:4       And this is the reason Joshua circumcised them: All the people who came out of Egypt who were males, all the men of war, died in the wilderness on the way, after they had come out of Egypt.

    Josh. 5:5       Although all the people who came out were circumcised, all the people who were born in the wilderness on the way, after the others had come out of Egypt, had not been circumcised.

    Josh. 5:6       For the children of Israel went for forty years through the wilderness until all the nation, the men of war who had come out of Egypt, were consumed, because they did not listen to the voice of Jehovah, they to whom Jehovah swore that they would not see the land that Jehovah had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

    Josh. 5:7       And their children, whom He had raised up in place of them, these Joshua circumcised; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them on the way.

    Josh. 5:8       And when they had finished circumcising the whole nation, they remained in their place at the camp until they recovered.

    Josh. 5:9       Then Jehovah said to Joshua, Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. So the name of that place has been called Gilgal to this day.

    Josh. 5:10     And the children of Israel camped in Gilgal; and they held the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho.

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  • Hymns:

    Scripture Reading: Josh. 1:2, 6, 11; 5:13-15; 6:1

    Josh. 1:2 Moses My servant is dead; now then arise, and cross over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, to the children of Israel.

    Josh. 1:6 Be strong and take courage, for you will cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give to them.

    Josh. 1:11 Go through the midst of the camp, and command the people, saying, Prepare provisions for yourselves, for in three days you are to cross this Jordan to enter and possess the land which Jehovah your God is giving you to possess.

    Josh. 5:13     Now once, when Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked; and behold, there was a man standing opposite him, and His sword was drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, Are You for us or for our adversaries?

    Josh. 5:14     And He said, Neither, but as the Captain of Jehovah's army have I now come. Then Joshua fell to the ground upon his face and worshipped. And he said to Him, What does my Lord speak to His servant?

    Josh. 5:15     And the Captain of Jehovah's army said to Joshua, Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy. And Joshua did so.

    Josh. 6:1       Now Jericho was shut up so tight because of the children of Israel that no one went out and no one went in.

    Josh. 6:2       And Jehovah said to Joshua, See, I have given Jericho and its king and the mighty men of valor into your hand.

    Josh. 6:3       And you shall circle the city, all the men of war, going around the city one time. Thus shall you do for six days.

    Josh. 6:4       And seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the Ark. Then on the seventh day you shall circle the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

    Josh. 6:5       And when they give off the blast of the ram's horn and you hear the trumpet sound, all the people shall shout with a great shout. And the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, each straight ahead.

    Josh. 6:6       So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, Take up the Ark of the Covenant, and let seven priests carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the Ark of Jehovah.

    Josh. 6:7       And he said to the people, Pass on and circle the city, and let the armed men pass on before the Ark of Jehovah.

    Josh. 6:8       Then when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams' horns before Jehovah passed on and blew the trumpets; and the Ark of the Covenant of Jehovah went after them.

    Josh. 6:9       And the armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets; and the rearguard went after the Ark, the trumpets continually blowing.

    Josh. 6:10     And Joshua commanded the people, saying, You shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, nor let a word go forth from your mouth, until the day I say to you, Shout! Then you shall shout.

    Josh. 6:11     So he had the Ark of Jehovah circle the city, going around it one time. And they came into the camp and lodged in the camp.

    Josh. 6:12     And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the Ark of Jehovah.

    Josh. 6:13     And the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams' horns went before the Ark of Jehovah, continually blowing the trumpets; and the armed men went before them, and the rearguard went after the Ark of Jehovah, the trumpets continually blowing.

    Josh. 6:14     And they circled the city on the second day one time and returned to the camp. This they did for six days.

    Josh. 6:15     Then on the seventh day they rose early, at the break of dawn, and circled the city in the same manner seven times. Only on that day did they circle the city seven times.

    Josh. 6:16     And at the seventh time the priests blew the trumpets, and Joshua said to the people, Shout! For Jehovah has given you the city.

    Josh. 6:17     And the city shall be devoted to Jehovah for destruction, it and all that is in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in her house, because she hid the messengers we sent.

    Josh. 6:18     But as for you, keep yourselves from what has been devoted to destruction, lest you devote yourselves to destruction by taking of what has been devoted and you make the camp of Israel something devoted to destruction and bring trouble to it.

    Josh. 6:19     But all the silver and the gold and the vessels of bronze and iron, these are holy to Jehovah; they shall come into the treasury of Jehovah.

    Josh. 6:20     So the people shouted and the trumpets were blown; and when the people heard the trumpet sound, the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat. And the people went up into the city, each straight ahead, and they captured the city.

    Josh. 6:21     And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city with the edge of the sword: both men and women, young and old, and oxen and sheep and donkeys.

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  • Hymns:

    Scripture Reading: Josh. 1:1-9

    Josh. 1:1       After the death of Moses the servant of Jehovah, Jehovah spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' attendant, saying,

    Josh. 1:2       Moses My servant is dead; now then arise, and cross over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, to the children of Israel.

    Josh. 1:3       Every place on which the sole of your foot treads I have given to you, as I promised Moses.

    Josh. 1:4       From the wilderness and this Lebanon even to the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory.

    Josh. 1:5       No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you nor forsake you.

    Josh. 1:6       Be strong and take courage, for you will cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give to them.

    Josh. 1:7       Only be strong and very courageous, being certain to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Do not turn away from it to the right or to the left, that you may have success wherever you go.

    Josh. 1:8       This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall muse upon it day and night so that you may be certain to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have success.

    Josh. 1:9       Have I not commanded you? Be strong and take courage; do not be afraid or dismayed. For Jehovah your God is with you wherever you go.

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  • 1.       In studying the histories and the prophecies of the Old Testament, we need the full scope, the full view, of the entire Scriptures concerning God’s eternal economy for Christ and the church, which consummates in the New Jerusalem. This will render us not only a broader view but also the deeper intrinsic significance of God’s purpose in presenting to us the histories and giving us the prophecies of the Old Testament. The scope, the center, and the intrinsic significance of all the histories and the prophecies of the Old Testament must be Christ and His Body, which will ultimately consummate in the New Jerusalem for God’s eternal economy.

    2.       For God to accomplish such an eternal economy of His, He needed to create the heavens for the earth, and the earth for man (Zech. 12:1). God created man in His own image and according to His own likeness with a spirit for man to contact Him, receive Him, keep Him, and take Him as man’s life and content. It was very sad that this man became fallen from God and from God’s purpose for His economy. Then out of the fallen humankind God chose a man by the name of Abraham and his descendants, and He made them a particular people as His dear elect among all the nations (the Gentiles). It took God over four hundred years to produce, constitute, and form such an elect to replace the Adamic race for the fulfilling of His eternal economy. God brought such an elect of His through trials, sufferings, in both Egypt and the wilderness that they might be trained, disciplined, and qualified to coordinate with Him in taking His promised land for Christ on this earth and in providing the proper persons to bring forth Christ into the human race. To take possession of God’s promised land for Christ and to provide the proper persons to bring forth Christ into the human race are the two major points of the section of the history in the Old Testament in the three books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. These two main points, to take the land for Christ and to provide the bona fide ancestors for Christ, are the spirit of the history from Joshua to Ruth. They are the hidden, intrinsic significance of this section of the Old Testament history. We have to have a clear vision concerning this. Otherwise, our crystallization-study on these three books will be in vain, just like the studies of so many historians, Bible students, and Scripture teachers, either Jewish or Christian.

    3.       If by the Lord’s mercy we would see such a vision, this section of the history in the Old Testament will benefit us the same as the New Testament does. Such a vision will help us to see that the history of God’s people on the earth is actually the history of the working God energizing among His chosen people in the Old Testament and even the history of the operating God energizing in His redeemed people and having them to energize together with Him for the accomplishment of His eternal economy concerning Christ and His increase, which will consummate in the New Jerusalem. I hope that through this training we all can see and realize that our living, our daily walk, our schooling, our job, and our business must be a part of God’s history in His marvelous and excellent move on the earth today. To be a normal Christian, to be one of today’s overcomers, to answer the Lord’s present calling, and to meet the Lord’s present need in His recovery, it is altogether not sufficient to just be a so-called good brother or good sister, attending the church meetings regularly, behaving rightly, and living a life that is somewhat perfect in the eyes of men. We need to be one with God in His history, moving and energizing in His loving overcomers, in life, in living, and in our entire doing today on this earth! We need to write God’s today’s history! We need to march on as one with the energizing God! In Him! With Him! By Him! And for Him! We need to be vital! Living! And Active! We need to be today’s Joshuas and Calebs to take possession of the God-promised land for Christ that we may become His possession! We need to be today’s Ruths to turn to God’s economy, to enter into the land of Immanuel, and to marry ourselves to Christ that we may bring forth Christ to meet men’s need today. This should be the intrinsic significance of these three books—Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. The issue of this training should be the gaining of the God-promised land for Christ and the bringing forth of the excellent Christ to meet today’s need of both God and men.

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  • 詩歌:
    讀經:得一16~17,20~21,二10~16,
    三1,7~13,四9~15,太七13~14
    得1:16    路得說,不要催我離開你回去不跟隨你。你往那裏去,我也往那裏去;你在那裏住宿,我也在那裏住宿;你的民就是我的民,你的神就是我的神。
    得1:17    你在那裏死,我也在那裏死,也葬在那裏。除非死能使你我相離,不然,願耶和華重重的降罰與我。
    得1:20    拿俄米對她們說,不要叫我拿俄米,要叫我瑪拉,因爲全足者使我受了大苦。
    得1:21    我滿滿的出去,耶和華使我空空的回來。耶和華使我受苦,全足者以禍患待我。旣是這樣,你們爲何還叫我拿俄米呢?
    得2:10    路得就面伏於地叩拜,對他說,我旣是外邦人,怎麼在你眼中蒙恩,使你這樣顧恤我呢?
    得2:11    波阿斯回答說,自從你丈夫死後,凡你向婆婆所行的,並你離開父母和出生地,到素不認識的民中,這一切事人全都告訴我了。
    得2:12    願耶和華照你所行的報答你;你來投靠耶和華以色列神的翅膀下,願你滿得祂的酬報。
    得2:13    路得說,我主阿,願我在你眼前蒙恩;我雖然不及你的一個婢女,你還安慰我,親切的與你的婢女說話。
    得2:14    到了喫飯的時候,波阿斯對路得說,你到這裏來喫點餅,將餅蘸在醋裏。路得就在收割的人旁邊坐下;波阿斯把烘了的穗子遞給她。她喫飽了,還有餘剩的。
    得2:15    她起來又拾取麥穗,波阿斯吩咐僕人說,她就是在禾捆中拾取麥穗,也可以容她,不可羞辱她;
    得2:16    並要從捆裏抽出些來,留給她拾取,不可斥責她。
    得3:1    路得的婆婆拿俄米對她說,女兒阿,我不當爲你找個安身之處,使你享福麼?
    得3:7    波阿斯喫喝完了,心裏歡暢,就到麥堆儘邊去躺下。路得便悄悄的來掀開他腳上的被,躺臥在那裏。
    得3:8    到了夜半,那人忽然驚醒,翻過身來,不料有女子躺在他的腳邊。
    得3:9    他就說,你是誰?她回答說,我是你的婢女路得。請你展開你的衣邊遮蓋你的婢女,因爲你是我的親人。
    得3:10    波阿斯說,女兒阿,願你蒙耶和華賜福。你末後所顯出的恩慈比先前的更美;因爲少年人無論貧富,你都沒有跟從。
    得3:11    女兒阿,現在不要懼怕;凡你所說的,我必爲你行,因我本城的人都知道你是個賢德的女子。
    得3:12    我實在是你的親人,只是還有一個親人比我更近。
    得3:13    你今夜在這裏住宿,明早他若肯爲你盡親人的本分,就由他盡好了。倘若不肯,我指着永活的耶和華起誓,我必爲你盡親人的本分,你只管躺到黎明。
    得4:9    波阿斯對長老和眾民說,你們今日作見證,凡屬以利米勒和基連、瑪倫的,我都從拿俄米手中置買了;
    得4:10    我又娶了瑪倫的妻摩押女子路得爲妻,好叫死人的名得以在他的產業上存立,免得死人的名從他的弟兄中,並從他本鄉滅沒。你們今日可以作見證。
    得4:11    在城門坐着的眾民和長老都說,我們作見證。願耶和華使進你家的這女子,像建立以色列家的拉結、利亞二人一樣。又願你在以法他得財富,在伯利恆得名聲。
    得4:12    願耶和華從這少年女子賜你後裔,使你的家像他瑪從猶大所生法勒斯的家一般。
    得4:13    於是,波阿斯娶了路得爲妻,與她同房。耶和華使她懷孕,她就生了一個兒子。
    得4:14    婦人們對拿俄米說,耶和華是當受頌讚的,祂今日沒有撇下你使你無親人;願這孩子在以色列中得名聲。
    得4:15    他必使你的精神復甦,並且奉養你的老,因爲他是那愛你的兒媳所生的;有這兒媳比有七個兒子還好。
    太7:13    你們要進窄門;因爲引到毀壞的,那門寬,那路闊,進去的人也多;
    太7:14    引到生命的,那門窄,那路狹,找着的人也少。
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  • 詩歌:
    讀經:得一16~17,二1~3,13~16,
    三9,12,15,四1~17,21~22
    得1:16    路得說,不要催我離開你回去不跟隨你。你往那裏去,我也往那裏去;你在那裏住宿,我也在那裏住宿;你的民就是我的民,你的神就是我的神。
    得1:17    你在那裏死,我也在那裏死,也葬在那裏。除非死能使你我相離,不然,願耶和華重重的降罰與我。
    得2:1    拿俄米在她丈夫以利米勒的家族中,有一個相識的人,是個大財主,名叫波阿斯。
    得2:2    摩押女子路得對拿俄米說,請你讓我往田間去,我在誰的眼中蒙恩,就在誰的身後拾取麥穗。拿俄米說,女兒阿,你只管去。
    得2:3    路得就去了。她來到田間,在收割的人身後拾取麥穗,恰巧是在以利米勒家族的人波阿斯那塊田裏。
    得2:13    路得說,我主阿,願我在你眼前蒙恩;我雖然不及你的一個婢女,你還安慰我,親切的與你的婢女說話。
    得2:14    到了喫飯的時候,波阿斯對路得說,你到這裏來喫點餅,將餅蘸在醋裏。路得就在收割的人旁邊坐下;波阿斯把烘了的穗子遞給她。她喫飽了,還有餘剩的。
    得2:15    她起來又拾取麥穗,波阿斯吩咐僕人說,她就是在禾捆中拾取麥穗,也可以容她,不可羞辱她;
    得2:16    並要從捆裏抽出些來,留給她拾取,不可斥責她。
    得3:9    他就說,你是誰?她回答說,我是你的婢女路得。請你展開你的衣邊遮蓋你的婢女,因爲你是我的親人。
    得3:12    我實在是你的親人,只是還有一個親人比我更近。
    得3:15    他又說,把你所披的外衣拿來打開。她打開了,波阿斯就量了六簸箕大麥,放在她肩上,他便進城去了。
    得4:1    波阿斯上城門去,坐在那裏,恰巧波阿斯所說的那親人經過。波阿斯說,某人哪,你轉過來坐在這裏。他就轉過來坐下。
    得4:2    波阿斯又從本城的長老中選取了十個人,對他們說,請你們坐在這裏。他們就都坐下。
    得4:3    波阿斯對那親人說,從摩押鄉間回來的拿俄米,現在要賣我們弟兄以利米勒的那塊田地;
    得4:4    我想我應當向你表明,說,你可以在這裏坐着的人面前和我族人的長老面前買這塊田地。你若肯贖就贖,若不肯贖就告訴我,讓我知道;因爲只有你可以贖,其次就是我。那人回答說,我肯贖。
    得4:5    波阿斯說,你從拿俄米手中買這田地的時候,也當娶死人的妻摩押女子路得,叫死人的名得以在他的產業上存立。
    得4:6    那親人說,這樣我自己就不能贖了,恐怕於我的產業有損。你自己可以贖我所當贖的,因我不能贖了。
    得4:7    從前,在以色列中要確立甚麼事,或贖回,或交易,這人就脫鞋給那人。以色列中乃是以此爲證據。
    得4:8    那親人對波阿斯說,你自己買罷;於是將鞋脫下來了。
    得4:9    波阿斯對長老和眾民說,你們今日作見證,凡屬以利米勒和基連、瑪倫的,我都從拿俄米手中置買了;
    得4:10    我又娶了瑪倫的妻摩押女子路得爲妻,好叫死人的名得以在他的產業上存立,免得死人的名從他的弟兄中,並從他本鄉滅沒。你們今日可以作見證。
    得4:11    在城門坐着的眾民和長老都說,我們作見證。願耶和華使進你家的這女子,像建立以色列家的拉結、利亞二人一樣。又願你在以法他得財富,在伯利恆得名聲。
    得4:12    願耶和華從這少年女子賜你後裔,使你的家像他瑪從猶大所生法勒斯的家一般。
    得4:13    於是,波阿斯娶了路得爲妻,與她同房。耶和華使她懷孕,她就生了一個兒子。
    得4:14    婦人們對拿俄米說,耶和華是當受頌讚的,祂今日沒有撇下你使你無親人;願這孩子在以色列中得名聲。
    得4:15    他必使你的精神復甦,並且奉養你的老,因爲他是那愛你的兒媳所生的;有這兒媳比有七個兒子還好。
    得4:16    拿俄米就把孩子抱在懷中,作他的養母。
    得4:17    鄰舍的婦人給孩子起名,說,拿俄米得兒子了;就給他起名叫俄備得。這俄備得是耶西的父,耶西是大衞的父。
    得4:21    撒門生波阿斯,波阿斯生俄備得,
    得4:22    俄備得生耶西,耶西生大衞。
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    讀經:得一~四
    得1:1    當士師秉政的時候,以色列地遭遇饑荒。有一個人帶着妻子和兩個兒子,從猶大的伯利恆往摩押鄉間去寄居。
    得1:2    這人名叫以利米勒,他妻子名叫拿俄米;他兩個兒子,一個名叫瑪倫,一個名叫基連,都是猶大伯利恆的以法他人。他們到了摩押鄉間,就住在那裏。
    得1:3    後來拿俄米的丈夫以利米勒死了,剩下婦人和她兩個兒子。
    得1:4    這兩個兒子娶了摩押女子爲妻,一個名叫俄珥巴,一個名叫路得,在那裏住了約有十年。
    得1:5    瑪倫和基連二人也死了,剩下婦人拿俄米,兩個孩子沒有了,丈夫也沒有了。
    得1:6    她就與兩個兒媳起身,要從摩押鄉間歸回;因爲她在摩押鄉間聽見耶和華眷顧祂的百姓,賜糧食與他們。
    得1:7    於是她帶同兩個兒媳,起行離開所在的地方,上路回猶大地去。
    得1:8    拿俄米對兩個兒媳說,你們各人回娘家去罷。願耶和華以恩慈待你們,像你們以恩慈待已死的人與我一樣。
    得1:9    願耶和華使你們各在新夫家中尋得安息。於是拿俄米與她們親嘴,她們就放聲而哭,
    得1:10    說,不然,我們必與你一同回你本民那裏去。
    得1:11    拿俄米說,我女兒們哪,回去罷。爲何要跟我去呢?我腹中還有兒子可以作你們的丈夫麼?
    得1:12    我女兒們哪,回去罷;我年紀老邁,不能再有丈夫。卽或我說,我還有指望,今夜有丈夫可以生子,
    得1:13    你們豈能等着他們長大呢?你們豈能爲他們守身不嫁人呢?我女兒們哪,不要這樣。我比你們更是愁苦,因爲耶和華伸手攻擊我。
    得1:14    兩個兒媳又放聲而哭;俄珥巴與婆婆親嘴而別,只是路得緊緊隨着婆婆。
    得1:15    拿俄米說,看哪,你嫂子已經回她本民和她的神那裏去了,你也跟着你嫂子回去罷。
    得1:16    路得說,不要催我離開你回去不跟隨你。你往那裏去,我也往那裏去;你在那裏住宿,我也在那裏住宿;你的民就是我的民,你的神就是我的神。
    得1:17    你在那裏死,我也在那裏死,也葬在那裏。除非死能使你我相離,不然,願耶和華重重的降罰與我。
    得1:18    拿俄米見路得定意要跟隨自己去,就不再對她說甚麼了。
    得1:19    於是二人同行,來到伯利恆。她們到了伯利恆,合城的人就都因她們驚動;婦人們說,這不是拿俄米麼?
    得1:20    拿俄米對她們說,不要叫我拿俄米,要叫我瑪拉,因爲全足者使我受了大苦。
    得1:21    我滿滿的出去,耶和華使我空空的回來。耶和華使我受苦,全足者以禍患待我。旣是這樣,你們爲何還叫我拿俄米呢?
    得1:22    拿俄米和她兒媳摩押女子路得,從摩押鄉間回來;她們到了伯利恆,正是動手割大麥的時候。
    得2:1    拿俄米在她丈夫以利米勒的家族中,有一個相識的人,是個大財主,名叫波阿斯。
    得2:2    摩押女子路得對拿俄米說,請你讓我往田間去,我在誰的眼中蒙恩,就在誰的身後拾取麥穗。拿俄米說,女兒阿,你只管去。
    得2:3    路得就去了。她來到田間,在收割的人身後拾取麥穗,恰巧是在以利米勒家族的人波阿斯那塊田裏。
    得2:4    波阿斯正從伯利恆來,對收割的人說,願耶和華與你們同在。他們回答說,願耶和華賜福與你。
    得2:5    波阿斯對監管收割之人的僕人說,那是誰家的女子?
    得2:6    監管收割之人的僕人回答說,是那摩押女子,隨同拿俄米從摩押鄉間回來的。
    得2:7    她說,請你讓我在收割的人身後,拾取打捆剩下的麥穗。她早晨就來了,直到如今,除了在屋子裏坐一會兒,一直留在這裏。
    得2:8    波阿斯對路得說,女兒阿,聽我說,不要往別人田裏拾取麥穗,也不要離開這裏,要緊隨着我的使女們。
    得2:9    你要留意她們在那塊田收割,你就跟着她們去。我已經吩咐僕人不可觸犯你;你若渴了,就可以到器皿那裏喝僕人打來的水。
    得2:10    路得就面伏於地叩拜,對他說,我旣是外邦人,怎麼在你眼中蒙恩,使你這樣顧恤我呢?
    得2:11    波阿斯回答說,自從你丈夫死後,凡你向婆婆所行的,並你離開父母和出生地,到素不認識的民中,這一切事人全都告訴我了。
    得2:12    願耶和華照你所行的報答你;你來投靠耶和華以色列神的翅膀下,願你滿得祂的酬報。
    得2:13    路得說,我主阿,願我在你眼前蒙恩;我雖然不及你的一個婢女,你還安慰我,親切的與你的婢女說話。
    得2:14    到了喫飯的時候,波阿斯對路得說,你到這裏來喫點餅,將餅蘸在醋裏。路得就在收割的人旁邊坐下;波阿斯把烘了的穗子遞給她。她喫飽了,還有餘剩的。
    得2:15    她起來又拾取麥穗,波阿斯吩咐僕人說,她就是在禾捆中拾取麥穗,也可以容她,不可羞辱她;
    得2:16    並要從捆裏抽出些來,留給她拾取,不可斥責她。
    得2:17    這樣,路得在田間拾取麥穗,直到晚上;將所拾取的打了,約有一伊法大麥。
    得2:18    她就把所拾取的帶進城去給婆婆看,又把她喫飽了所剩的拿出來給婆婆。
    得2:19    婆婆對她說,你今日在那裏拾取麥穗,在那裏作工呢?願那顧恤你的蒙福。路得就告訴婆婆她在誰那裏作工,說,我今日在一個名叫波阿斯的人那裏作工。
    得2:20    拿俄米對兒媳說,願那人蒙耶和華賜福,因爲他不斷以慈愛待活人和死人。拿俄米又說,那人與我們相近,是我們的親人。
    得2:21    摩押女子路得說,他也對我說,你要緊隨我的僕人拾取麥穗,直等他們收完了我的莊稼。
    得2:22    拿俄米對兒媳路得說,女兒阿,你跟着他的使女出去,不叫人遇見你在別人田間,這纔爲好。
    得2:23    於是路得緊隨波阿斯的使女拾取麥穗,直到收完了大麥和小麥;路得仍與婆婆同住。
    得3:1    路得的婆婆拿俄米對她說,女兒阿,我不當爲你找個安身之處,使你享福麼?
    得3:2    你與波阿斯的使女常在一處,波阿斯不是我們相識的人麼?看哪,他今夜在禾場上簸大麥。
    得3:3    你要沐浴抹膏,換上衣服,下到禾場上,卻不要使那人認出你來,直等他喫喝完了。
    得3:4    到他躺下的時候,你看準他躺臥的地方,就進去掀開他腳上的被,躺臥在那裏;他必告訴你所當作的事。
    得3:5    路得說,凡你所說的,我必遵行。
    得3:6    路得就下到禾場上,照她婆婆所吩咐她的一切而行。
    得3:7    波阿斯喫喝完了,心裏歡暢,就到麥堆儘邊去躺下。路得便悄悄的來掀開他腳上的被,躺臥在那裏。
    得3:8    到了夜半,那人忽然驚醒,翻過身來,不料有女子躺在他的腳邊。
    得3:9    他就說,你是誰?她回答說,我是你的婢女路得。請你展開你的衣邊遮蓋你的婢女,因爲你是我的親人。
    得3:10    波阿斯說,女兒阿,願你蒙耶和華賜福。你末後所顯出的恩慈比先前的更美;因爲少年人無論貧富,你都沒有跟從。
    得3:11    女兒阿,現在不要懼怕;凡你所說的,我必爲你行,因我本城的人都知道你是個賢德的女子。
    得3:12    我實在是你的親人,只是還有一個親人比我更近。
    得3:13    你今夜在這裏住宿,明早他若肯爲你盡親人的本分,就由他盡好了。倘若不肯,我指着永活的耶和華起誓,我必爲你盡親人的本分,你只管躺到黎明。
    得3:14    路得便在他腳邊躺到黎明,人彼此還不能辨認的時候就起來了;因爲波阿斯說,不可使人知道有女子到禾場上來。
    得3:15    他又說,把你所披的外衣拿來打開。她打開了,波阿斯就量了六簸箕大麥,放在她肩上,他便進城去了。
    得3:16    路得回到婆婆那裏,婆婆說,女兒阿,怎麼樣了?路得就將那人爲她所行的一切都告訴婆婆,
    得3:17    又說,他給了我這六簸箕大麥,因他說,你不可空手回去見你的婆婆。
    得3:18    婆婆說,女兒阿,你只管安坐等候,看這事怎樣成就,因爲那人今日不辦成這事必不休息。
    得4:1    波阿斯上城門去,坐在那裏,恰巧波阿斯所說的那親人經過。波阿斯說,某人哪,你轉過來坐在這裏。他就轉過來坐下。
    得4:2    波阿斯又從本城的長老中選取了十個人,對他們說,請你們坐在這裏。他們就都坐下。
    得4:3    波阿斯對那親人說,從摩押鄉間回來的拿俄米,現在要賣我們弟兄以利米勒的那塊田地;
    得4:4    我想我應當向你表明,說,你可以在這裏坐着的人面前和我族人的長老面前買這塊田地。你若肯贖就贖,若不肯贖就告訴我,讓我知道;因爲只有你可以贖,其次就是我。那人回答說,我肯贖。
    得4:5    波阿斯說,你從拿俄米手中買這田地的時候,也當娶死人的妻摩押女子路得,叫死人的名得以在他的產業上存立。
    得4:6    那親人說,這樣我自己就不能贖了,恐怕於我的產業有損。你自己可以贖我所當贖的,因我不能贖了。
    得4:7    從前,在以色列中要確立甚麼事,或贖回,或交易,這人就脫鞋給那人。以色列中乃是以此爲證據。
    得4:8    那親人對波阿斯說,你自己買罷;於是將鞋脫下來了。
    得4:9    波阿斯對長老和眾民說,你們今日作見證,凡屬以利米勒和基連、瑪倫的,我都從拿俄米手中置買了;
    得4:10    我又娶了瑪倫的妻摩押女子路得爲妻,好叫死人的名得以在他的產業上存立,免得死人的名從他的弟兄中,並從他本鄉滅沒。你們今日可以作見證。
    得4:11    在城門坐着的眾民和長老都說,我們作見證。願耶和華使進你家的這女子,像建立以色列家的拉結、利亞二人一樣。又願你在以法他得財富,在伯利恆得名聲。
    得4:12    願耶和華從這少年女子賜你後裔,使你的家像他瑪從猶大所生法勒斯的家一般。
    得4:13    於是,波阿斯娶了路得爲妻,與她同房。耶和華使她懷孕,她就生了一個兒子。
    得4:14    婦人們對拿俄米說,耶和華是當受頌讚的,祂今日沒有撇下你使你無親人;願這孩子在以色列中得名聲。
    得4:15    他必使你的精神復甦,並且奉養你的老,因爲他是那愛你的兒媳所生的;有這兒媳比有七個兒子還好。
    得4:16    拿俄米就把孩子抱在懷中,作他的養母。
    得4:17    鄰舍的婦人給孩子起名,說,拿俄米得兒子了;就給他起名叫俄備得。這俄備得是耶西的父,耶西是大衞的父。
    得4:18    法勒斯的後代記在下面:法勒斯生希斯崙,
    得4:19    希斯崙生蘭,蘭生亞米拿達,
    得4:20    亞米拿達生拿順,拿順生撒門,
    得4:21    撒門生波阿斯,波阿斯生俄備得,
    得4:22    俄備得生耶西,耶西生大衞。
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    讀經:士二10~18,三7~15,八33~35,
    十6~7,十三1,十七5~6,
    十八1,30~31,十九1,二一25
    士2:10    那一代的人也都歸了自己的列祖;在他們之後,有另一代的人興起,不認識耶和華,也不知道耶和華爲以色列人所行的事。
    士2:11    以色列人行耶和華眼中看爲惡的事,去事奉諸巴力,
    士2:12    離棄了領他們出埃及地的耶和華他們列祖的神,去隨從跪拜別神,就是四圍眾民的一些神,惹耶和華發怒;
    士2:13    並離棄耶和華,去事奉巴力和亞斯他錄。
    士2:14    耶和華的怒氣向以色列人發作,把他們交在搶奪者手中,這些人就搶奪他們;祂又將他們交付在四圍仇敵的手中,甚至他們在仇敵面前再不能站立得住。
    士2:15    他們無論往何處去,耶和華的手都以災禍攻擊他們,正如耶和華所說的,又如耶和華向他們所起誓的;他們便極其困苦。
    士2:16    耶和華興起士師,士師就拯救他們脫離搶奪他們之人的手。
    士2:17    但他們也不聽從士師,竟隨從別神,行了邪淫,向這些神跪拜,速速的偏離他們列祖所行的道路,不像他們列祖那樣聽從耶和華的命令。
    士2:18    耶和華爲他們興起士師,就與那士師同在。那士師在世的一切日子,耶和華拯救他們脫離仇敵的手;他們因受人壓迫欺凌,就哀聲歎氣,耶和華便憐恤他們。
    士3:7    以色列人行耶和華眼中看爲惡的事,忘記耶和華他們的神,去事奉諸巴力和亞舍拉;
    士3:8    所以耶和華的怒氣向以色列人發作,就把他們交付在米所波大米王古珊利薩田手中。以色列人服事古珊利薩田八年。
    士3:9    以色列人哀求耶和華,耶和華就爲他們興起一位拯救者救他們,就是迦勒弟弟基納斯的兒子俄陀聶。
    士3:10    耶和華的靈臨到他身上,他就作了以色列的士師。他出去爭戰,耶和華將米所波大米王古珊利薩田交在他手中,他的手便強過古珊利薩田。
    士3:11    於是那地太平四十年。基納斯的兒子俄陀聶死了。
    士3:12    以色列人又行耶和華眼中看爲惡的事;耶和華就使摩押王伊磯倫強盛,攻擊以色列人,因爲他們行耶和華眼中看爲惡的事。
    士3:13    伊磯倫招聚亞捫人和亞瑪力人,前去攻擊以色列,佔據棕樹城。
    士3:14    於是以色列人服事摩押王伊磯倫十八年。
    士3:15    以色列人哀求耶和華,耶和華就爲他們興起一位拯救者,就是便雅憫人基拉的兒子以笏;他是慣用左手的。以色列人託他送貢物給摩押王伊磯倫。
    士8:33    基甸死後,以色列人又轉去隨從諸巴力行邪淫,以巴力比利土爲他們的神。
    士8:34    以色列人不記念耶和華他們的神,就是拯救他們脫離四圍眾仇敵之手的;
    士8:35    也不照着耶路巴力,就是基甸,向以色列所行一切的善,以恩慈待他的家。
    士10:6    以色列人又行耶和華眼中看爲惡的事,去事奉諸巴力和亞斯他錄,並亞蘭的神、西頓的神、摩押的神、亞捫人的神、非利士人的神,離棄耶和華,不事奉祂。
    士10:7    耶和華的怒氣向以色列人發作,就把他們交付在非利士人和亞捫人的手中。
    士13:1    以色列人又行耶和華眼中看爲惡的事,耶和華將他們交在非利士人手中四十年。
    士17:5    米迦這人有了神堂,又製造以弗得和家中的神像,叫他一個兒子承接聖職作他的祭司。
    士17:6    那些日子,以色列中沒有王,各人行自己眼中看爲正的事。
    士18:1    那些日子,以色列中沒有王;但支派的人仍在爲自己尋找地業居住,因爲到那日子,他們還沒有在以色列支派中按鬮得着地業。
    士18:30    但人就爲自己設立那雕像;摩西的孫子,革舜的兒子約拿單,和他的子孫作但支派的祭司,直到那地遭擄掠的日子。
    士18:31    神的殿在示羅多少日子,但人爲自己設立米迦所製作的雕像也有多少日子。
    士19:1    當以色列中沒有王的那些日子,有一個利未人住在以法蓮山地的偏遠地方;他從猶大的伯利恆爲自己娶了一個女子爲妾。
    士21:25    那些日子,以色列中沒有王,各人行自己眼中看爲正的事。
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