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JANUARY 27

 

 

 

PSALMS:  27, 57, 87, 117, 147

 

 

 

PROVERBS:  27

 

 

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  JOSHUA 16:1 – 18:28

 

 

 

NEW TESTAMENT:  LUKE 19:1 – 27

 

 

 

Psalms 27

 

 

 

Of David.

 

 

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation–

 

whom shall I fear?

 

The LORD is the stronghold of my life–

 

of whom shall I be afraid?

 

2 When evil men advance against me

 

to devour my flesh, A

 

when my enemies and my foes attack me,

 

they will stumble and fall.

 

3 Though an army besiege me,

 

my heart will not fear;

 

though war break out against me,

 

even then will I be confident.

 

 

 

4 One thing I ask of the LORD,

 

this is what I seek:

 

that I may dwell in the house of the LORD

 

all the days of my life,

 

to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD

 

and to seek him in his temple.

 

5 For in the day of trouble

 

he will keep me safe in his dwelling;

 

he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle

 

and set me high upon a rock.

 

 

 

6 Then my head will be exalted

 

above the enemies who surround me;

 

at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;

 

I will sing and make music to the LORD. [1]

 

7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;

 

be merciful to me and answer me.

 

8 My heart says of you, “Seek his B face!”

 

Your face, LORD, I will seek.

 

9 Do not hide your face from me,

 

do not turn your servant away in anger;

 

you have been my helper.

 

Do not reject me or forsake me,

 

O God my Savior.

 

 

 

10 Though my father and mother forsake me,

 

the LORD will receive me.

 

11 Teach me your way, O LORD;

 

lead me in a straight path

 

because of my oppressors.

 

12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,

 

for false witnesses rise up against me,

 

breathing out violence.

 

 

13 I am still confident of this:

 

I will see the goodness of the LORD

 

in the land of the living.

 

14 Wait for the LORD;

 

be strong and take heart

 

and wait for the LORD.

 

 

 

PSALMS:  57

 

 

 

1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,

 

for in you my soul takes refuge.

 

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings

 

until the disaster has passed.

 

 

2 I cry out to God Most High,

 

to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.

 

3 He sends from heaven and saves me,

 

rebuking those who hotly pursue me;

 

Selah

 

 

God sends his love and his faithfulness.

 

 

4 I am in the midst of lions;

 

I lie among ravenous beasts–

 

men whose teeth are spears and arrows,

 

whose tongues are sharp swords.

 

 

5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

 

let your glory be over all the earth.

 

 

6 They spread a net for my feet–

 

I was bowed down in distress.

 

They dug a pit in my path–

 

but they have fallen into it themselves.

 

Selah  [2]

 

 

7 My heart is steadfast, O God,

 

my heart is steadfast;

 

I will sing and make music.

 

8 Awake, my soul!

 

Awake, harp and lyre!

 

I will awaken the dawn.

 

 

9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;

 

I will sing of you among the peoples.

 

10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;

 

your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

 

 

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

 

let your glory be over all the earth. [3]

 

 

 

PSALMS:  87

 

 

 

Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

 

 

1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain;

 

2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion

 

more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

 

3 Glorious things are said of you,

 

O city of God:

 

Selah

 

 

4 “I will record Rahab A and Babylon

 

among those who acknowledge me–

 

Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush B

 

and will say, `This C one was born in Zion.'”

 

 

5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said,

 

“This one and that one were born in her,

 

and the Most High himself will establish her.”

 

6 The LORD will write in the register of the peoples:

 

“This one was born in Zion.”

 

Selah

 

 

7As they make music they will sing,

 

“All my fountains are in you.” [4]

 

 

 

PSALMS:  117

 

 

 

1 Praise the LORD, all you nations;

 

extol him, all you peoples.

 

2 For great is his love toward us,

 

and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.

 

 

Praise the LORD. A [5]

 

 

 

PSALMS:  147

 

 

 

1 Praise the LORD. A

 

 

How good it is to sing praises to our God,

 

how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

 

 

2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;

 

he gathers the exiles of Israel.

 

3 He heals the brokenhearted

 

and binds up their wounds.

 

 

4 He determines the number of the stars

 

and calls them each by name.

 

5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;

 

his understanding has no limit.

 

6 The LORD sustains the humble

 

but casts the wicked to the ground.

 

 

7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

 

make music to our God on the harp.

 

8 He covers the sky with clouds;

 

he supplies the earth with rain

 

and makes grass grow on the hills.

 

9 He provides food for the cattle

 

and for the young ravens when they call.

 

 

10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,

 

nor his delight in the legs of a man;

 

 

11 the LORD delights in those who fear him,

 

who put their hope in his unfailing love. [6]

 

12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem;

 

praise your God, O Zion,

 

13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates

 

and blesses your people within you.

 

14 He grants peace to your borders

 

and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.

 

 

 

15 He sends his command to the earth;

 

his word runs swiftly.

 

16 He spreads the snow like wool

 

and scatters the frost like ashes.

 

17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.

 

Who can withstand his icy blast?

 

18 He sends his word and melts them;

 

he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

 

 

19 He has revealed his word to Jacob,

 

his laws and decrees to Israel.

 

20 He has done this for no other nation;

 

they do not know his laws.

 

Praise the LORD. [7]

 

 

 

PROVERBS:  27

 

 

 

27 1 Do not boast about tomorrow,

 

for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

 

 

2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;

 

someone else, and not your own lips.

 

 

3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden,

 

but provocation by a fool is heavier than both.

 

 

4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,

 

but who can stand before jealousy?

 

 

5 Better is open rebuke

 

than hidden love.

 

 

6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,

 

but an enemy multiplies kisses.

 

 

7 He who is full loathes honey,

 

but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

 

 

8 Like a bird that strays from its nest

 

is a man who strays from his home.

 

 

9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,

 

and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel.

 

 

10 Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father,

 

and do not go to your brother’s house when disaster strikes you–

 

better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

 

 

11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;

 

then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt. [8]

 

12 The prudent see danger and take refuge,

 

but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

 

 

13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;

 

hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.

 

 

 

14 If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning,

 

it will be taken as a curse.

 

 

15 A quarrelsome wife is like

 

a constant dripping on a rainy day;

 

16 restraining her is like restraining the wind

 

or grasping oil with the hand.

 

 

17 As iron sharpens iron,

 

so one man sharpens another.

 

 

18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,

 

and he who looks after his master will be honored.

 

19 As water reflects a face,

 

so a man’s heart reflects the man.

 

 

20 Death and Destruction A are never satisfied,

 

and neither are the eyes of man.

 

 

21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,

 

but man is tested by the praise he receives.

 

 

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar,

 

grinding him like grain with a pestle,

 

you will not remove his folly from him. [9]

 

23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,

 

give careful attention to your herds;

 

24 for riches do not endure forever,

 

and a crown is not secure for all generations.

 

25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears

 

and the grass from the hills is gathered in,

 

26 the lambs will provide you with clothing,

 

and the goats with the price of a field.

 

 

27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk

 

to feed you and your family

 

and to nourish your servant girls. [10]

 

 

 

OLD TESTAMENT:  JOSHUA 16:1 – 18:28

 

 

16 1 The allotment for Joseph began at the Jordan of Jericho, A east of the waters of Jericho, and went up from there through the desert into the hill country of Bethel. 2 It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz), B crossed over to the territory of the Arkites in Ataroth, 3 descended westward to the territory of the Japhletites as far as the region of Lower Beth Horon and on to Gezer, ending at the sea. 4 So Manasseh and Ephraim, the descendants of Joseph, received their inheritance.

 

5 This was the territory of Ephraim, clan by clan:

 

The boundary of their inheritance went from Ataroth Addar in the east to Upper Beth Horon 6 and continued to the sea. From Micmethath on the north it curved eastward to Taanath Shiloh, passing by it to Janoah on the east. 7 Then it went down from Janoah to Ataroth and Naarah, touched Jericho and came out at the Jordan. 8 From Tappuah the border went west to the Kanah Ravine and ended at the sea. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the Ephraimites, clan by clan. 9 It also included all the towns and their villages that were set aside for the Ephraimites within the inheritance of the Manassites. 10 They did not dislodge the Canaanites living in Gezer; to this day the Canaanites live among the people of Ephraim but are required to do forced labor.

 

 

 

17 1 This was the allotment for the tribe of Manasseh as Joseph’s firstborn, that is, for Makir, Manasseh’s firstborn. Makir was the ancestor of the Gileadites, who had received Gilead and Bashan because the Makirites were great soldiers. 2 So this allotment was [11]for the rest of the people of Manasseh–the clans of Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher and Shemida. These are the other male descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph by their clans.

 

 

 

3 Now Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons but only daughters, whose names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. 4 They went to Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders and said, “The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brothers.” So Joshua gave them an inheritance along with the brothers of their father, according to the LORD’s command. 5 Manasseh’s share consisted of ten tracts of land besides Gilead and Bashan east of the Jordan, 6 because the daughters of the tribe of Manasseh received an inheritance among the sons. The land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the descendants of Manasseh.

 

7 The territory of Manasseh extended from Asher to Micmethath east of Shechem. The boundary ran southward from there to include the people living at En Tappuah.

 

8 (Manasseh had the land of Tappuah, but Tappuah itself, on the boundary of Manasseh, belonged to the Ephraimites.) 9 Then the boundary continued south to the Kanah Ravine. There were towns belonging to Ephraim lying among the towns of Manasseh, but the boundary of Manasseh was the northern side of the ravine and ended at the sea. 10 On the south the land belonged to Ephraim, on the north to Manasseh. The territory of Manasseh reached the sea and bordered Asher on the north and Issachar on the east. [12]

 

11 Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh also had Beth Shan, Ibleam and the people of Dor, Endor, Taanach and Megiddo, together with their surrounding settlements (the third in the list is Naphoth A). 12 Yet the Manassites were not able to occupy these towns, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that region.

 

13 However, when the Israelites grew stronger, they subjected the Canaanites to forced labor but did not drive them out completely.

 

14 The people of Joseph said to Joshua, “Why have you given us only one allotment and one portion for an inheritance? We are a numerous people and the LORD has blessed us abundantly.”

 

15 “If you are so numerous,” Joshua answered, “and if the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you, go up into the forest and clear land for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites.”

 

16 The people of Joseph replied, “The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who live in the plain have iron chariots, both those in Beth Shan and its settlements and those in the Valley of Jezreel.”

 

17 But Joshua said to the house of Joseph–to Ephraim and Manasseh–“You are numerous and very powerful. You will have not only one allotment 18 but the forested hill country as well. Clear it, and its farthest limits will be yours; though the Canaanites have iron chariots and though they are strong, you can drive them

 

out.” [13]

 

 

 

18 1 The whole assembly of the Israelites gathered at Shiloh and set up the Tent of Meeting there. The country was brought under their control, 2 but there were still seven Israelite tribes who had not yet received their inheritance.

 

3 So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you? 4 Appoint three men from each tribe. I will send them out to make a survey of the land and to write a description of it, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me.

 

5 You are to divide the land into seven parts. Judah is to remain in its territory on the south and the house of Joseph in its territory on the north. 6 After you have written descriptions of the seven parts of the land, bring them here to me and I will cast lots for you in the presence of the LORD our God. 7 The Levites, however, do not get a portion among you, because the priestly service of the LORD is their inheritance. And Gad, Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh have already received their inheritance on the east side of the Jordan. Moses the servant of the LORD gave it to them.”

 

8 As the men started on their way to map out the land, Joshua instructed them, “Go and make a survey of the land and write a description of it. Then return to me, and I will cast lots for you here at Shiloh in the presence of the LORD.” 9 So the men left and went through the land. They wrote its description on a scroll, town by town, in seven parts, and returned to Joshua in the camp at Shiloh. [14] 10 Joshua then cast lots for them in Shiloh in the presence of the LORD, and there he distributed the land to the Israelites according to their tribal divisions.

 

11 The lot came up for the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan. Their allotted territory lay between the tribes of Judah and Joseph:

 

 

 

12 On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan, passed the northern slope of Jericho and headed west into the hill country, coming out at the desert of Beth Aven.

 

13 From there it crossed to the south slope of Luz (that is, Bethel) and went down to Ataroth Addar on the hill south of Lower Beth Horon.

 

14 From the hill facing Beth Horon on the south the boundary turned south along the western side and came out at Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim), a town of the people of Judah. This was the western side.

 

15 The southern side began at the outskirts of Kiriath Jearim on the west, and the boundary came out at the spring of the waters of Nephtoah. 16 The boundary went down to the foot of the hill facing the Valley of Ben Hinnom, north of the Valley of Rephaim. It continued down the Hinnom Valley along the southern slope of the Jebusite city and so to En Rogel. 17 It then curved north, went to En Shemesh, continued to Geliloth, which faces the Pass of Adummim, and ran down to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben. 18 It continued to the northern slope of Beth Arabah A and on down into the Arabah. 19 It then went to the northern slope of Beth Hoglah and came out at the northern bay of the Salt Sea, B at the mouth of the Jordan in the south. This was the southern boundary.

 

20 The Jordan formed the boundary on the eastern side. [15] These were the boundaries that marked out the inheritance of the clans of Benjamin on all sides.

 

21 The tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, had the following cities:

 

Jericho, Beth Hoglah, Emek Keziz, 22 Beth Arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel, 23 Avvim, Parah, Ophrah, 24 Kephar Ammoni, Ophni and Geba–twelve towns and their villages.

 

25 Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth, 26 Mizpah, Kephirah, Mozah, 27 Rekem, Irpeel, Taralah, 28 Zelah, Haeleph, the Jebusite city (that is, Jerusalem), Gibeah and Kiriath–fourteen towns and their villages.

 

This was the inheritance of Benjamin for its clans. [16]

 

 

 

NEW TESTAMENT:  LUKE 19:1 – 27

 

 

19 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

 

5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

 

7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a `sinner.'”

 

8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

 

9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.

 

10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

 

11 While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. 12 He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed [17] king and then to return. 13 So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. A `Put this money to work,’ he said, `until I come back.’

 

14 “But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, `We don’t want this man to be our king.’

 

15 “He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.

 

16 “The first one came and said, `Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’

 

17 “`Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. `Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’

 

18 “The second came and said, `Sir, your mina has earned five more.’

 

19 “His master answered, `You take charge of five cities.’

 

20 “Then another servant came and said, `Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. 21 I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’

 

22 “His master replied, `I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? 23 Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’

 

 

 

24 “Then he said to those standing by, `Take his mina away from [18] didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’

 

24 “Then he said to those standing by, `Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’

 

25 “`Sir,’ they said, `he already has ten!’

 

26 “He replied, `I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. 27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them–bring them here and kill them in front of me.'” [19]

 


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Posted February 10, 2012 by jeshorowitz123

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