Numbers 26:1-51 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
The Second Census
26 After the plague, the Lord said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, 2 “Take a census of the entire Israelite community by their ancestral houses of those 20 years old or more who can serve in Israel’s army.”
3 So Moses and Eleazar the priest said to them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, 4 “Take a census of those 20 years old or more, as the Lord had commanded Moses and the Israelites who came out of the land of Egypt.”
5 Reuben was the firstborn of Israel.
12 Simeon’s descendants by their clans:
15 Gad’s descendants by their clans:
19 Judah’s sons included Er and Onan, but they died in the land of Canaan. 20 Judah’s descendants by their clans:
23 Issachar’s descendants by their clans:
26 Zebulun’s descendants by their clans:
28 Joseph’s descendants by their clans from Manasseh and Ephraim:
38 Benjamin’s descendants by their clans:
42 These were Dan’s descendants by their clans:
44 Asher’s descendants by their clans:
48 Naphtali’s descendants by their clans:
51 These registered Israelite men numbered 601,730.
Luke 2:36-52 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years,[a] having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,[b] 37 and was a widow for 84 years.[c] She did not leave the temple complex, serving God night and day with fasting and prayers. 38 At that very moment,[d] she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.[e]
The Family’s Return to Nazareth
39 When they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him.
In His Father’s House
41 Every year His parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. 42 When He was 12 years old, they went up according to the custom of the festival. 43 After those days were over, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but His parents[f] did not know it. 44 Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day’s journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him. 46 After three days, they found Him in the temple complex sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all those who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and His answers. 48 When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for You.”
49 “Why were you searching for Me?” He asked them. “Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”[g] 50 But they did not understand what He said to them.
In Favor with God and with People
51 Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.
Psalm 60 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Prayer in Difficult Times
For the choir director: according to “The Lily of Testimony.”[a] A Davidic Miktam for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in the Valley of Salt, killing 12,000.
1 God, You have rejected us;
6 God has spoken in His sanctuary:[e]
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Proverbs 11:15 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
15 If someone puts up security for a stranger,