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Joshua 21:1-22:20

Cities and Pasturelands Allotted to Levi

21 Then the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites came (A)to Eleazar the priest and to Joshua the son of Nun and to the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people of Israel. And they said to them (B)at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, (C)“The Lord commanded through Moses that we be given cities to dwell in, along with their pasturelands for our livestock.” So by command of the Lord the people of Israel gave to the Levites the following cities and pasturelands out of their inheritance.

The lot came out for the clans of the Kohathites. So those Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest (D)received by lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin, thirteen cities.

And the rest of the Kohathites received by lot (E)from the clans of the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan and the half-tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.

The (F)Gershonites received by lot from the clans of the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

The (G)Merarites according to their clans received from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

These cities and their pasturelands the people of Israel (H)gave by lot to the Levites, (I)as the Lord had commanded through Moses.

Out of the tribe of the people of Judah and the tribe of the people of Simeon they gave the following cities mentioned by name, 10 which went to (J)the descendants of Aaron, one of the clans of the Kohathites who belonged to the people of Levi; since the lot fell to them first. 11 (K)They gave them (L)Kiriath-arba (Arba being the father of Anak), that is Hebron, (M)in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasturelands around it. 12 But the fields of the city and its villages had been given to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.

13 And to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron, (N)the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands, (O)Libnah with its pasturelands, 14 Jattir with its pasturelands, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands, 15 Holon with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, 16 Ain with its pasturelands, Juttah with its pasturelands, Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands—nine cities out of these two tribes; 17 then out of the tribe of Benjamin, (P)Gibeon with its pasturelands, Geba with its pasturelands, 18 Anathoth with its pasturelands, and Almon with its pasturelands—four cities. 19 The cities of the descendants of Aaron, the priests, were in all thirteen cities with their pasturelands.

20 (Q)As to the rest of the Kohathites belonging to the Kohathite clans of the Levites, the cities allotted to them were out of the tribe of Ephraim. 21 To them were given Shechem, (R)the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands, 22 Kibzaim with its pasturelands, Beth-horon with its pasturelands—four cities; 23 and out of the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasturelands, Gibbethon with its pasturelands, 24 Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands—four cities; 25 and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its pasturelands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands—two cities. 26 The cities of the clans of the rest of the Kohathites were ten in all with their pasturelands.

27 (S)And to the Gershonites, one of the clans of the Levites, were given out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands, (T)the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Beeshterah with its pasturelands—two cities; 28 and out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands, 29 Jarmuth with its pasturelands, En-gannim with its pasturelands—four cities; 30 and out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands, 31 Helkath with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands—four cities; 32 and out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands, (U)the city of refuge for the manslayer, Hammoth-dor with its pasturelands, and Kartan with its pasturelands—three cities. 33 The cities of the several clans of the Gershonites were in all thirteen cities with their pasturelands.

34 (V)And to the rest of the Levites, the Merarite clans, were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasturelands, Kartah with its pasturelands, 35 Dimnah with its pasturelands, Nahalal with its pasturelands—four cities; 36 and out of the tribe of Reuben, (W)Bezer with its pasturelands, Jahaz with its pasturelands, 37 Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands—four cities; 38 and out of the tribe of Gad, (X)Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, the city of refuge for the manslayer, (Y)Mahanaim with its pasturelands, 39 (Z)Heshbon with its pasturelands, Jazer with its pasturelands—four cities in all. 40 As for the cities of the several Merarite clans, that is, the remainder of the clans of the Levites, those allotted to them were in all twelve cities.

41 (AA)The cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the people of Israel were in all forty-eight cities with their pasturelands. 42 These cities each had its pasturelands around it. So it was with all these cities.

43 (AB)Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there. 44 (AC)And the Lord gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. (AD)Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for (AE)the Lord had given all their enemies into their hands. 45 (AF)Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

The Eastern Tribes Return Home

22 At that time Joshua summoned the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and said to them, “You have kept (AG)all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you (AH)and have obeyed my voice in all that I have commanded you. You have not forsaken your brothers these many days, down to this day, but have been careful to keep the charge of the Lord your God. (AI)And now the Lord your God has given rest to your brothers, as he promised them. Therefore turn and go to your tents in the land where your possession lies, (AJ)which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you on the other side of the Jordan. (AK)Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, (AL)to love the Lord 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.” So Joshua (AM)blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their tents.

Now to the one half of the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given a possession in Bashan, (AN)but to the other half Joshua had given a possession beside their brothers in the land west of the Jordan. And when Joshua sent them away to their homes and blessed them, he said to them, “Go back to your tents with much wealth and with very much livestock, with silver, gold, bronze, and iron, and with much clothing. (AO)Divide the spoil of your enemies with your brothers.” So the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned home, parting from the people of Israel at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go (AP)to the land of Gilead, their own land of which they had possessed themselves by command of the Lord through Moses.

The Eastern Tribes' Altar of Witness

10 And when they came to the region of the Jordan that is in the land of Canaan, the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by the Jordan, an altar of imposing size. 11 And the people of Israel (AQ)heard it said, “Behold, the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have built the altar at the frontier of the land of Canaan, in the region about the Jordan, on the side that belongs to the people of Israel.” 12 And when the people of Israel heard of it, (AR)the whole assembly of the people of Israel gathered at Shiloh to make war against them.

13 Then the people of Israel sent to the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh, in the land of Gilead, (AS)Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, 14 and with him ten chiefs, one from each of the tribal families of Israel, (AT)every one of them the head of a family among the clans of Israel. 15 And they came to the people of Reuben, the people of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, in the land of Gilead, and they said to them, 16 “Thus says the whole congregation of the Lord, ‘What is this breach of faith that you have committed against the God of Israel in turning away this day from following the Lord by building yourselves an altar this day (AU)in rebellion against the Lord? 17 Have we not had enough of (AV)the sin at Peor from which even yet we have not cleansed ourselves, and for which there came a plague upon the congregation of the Lord, 18 that you too must turn away this day from following the Lord? And if (AW)you too rebel against the Lord today then tomorrow (AX)he will be angry with the whole congregation of Israel. 19 But now, if the land of your possession is unclean, pass over into the Lord's land (AY)where the Lord's tabernacle stands, and take for yourselves a possession among us. (AZ)Only do not rebel against the Lord or make us as rebels by building for yourselves an altar other than the altar of the Lord our God. 20 (BA)Did not Achan the son of Zerah break faith in the matter of the devoted things, and (BB)wrath fell upon all the congregation of Israel? And he did not perish alone for his iniquity.’”

Cross references:

  1. Joshua 21:1 : ch. 14:1; 17:4; 19:51; Num. 34:17, 18
  2. Joshua 21:2 : See ch. 18:1
  3. Joshua 21:2 : Num. 35:2
  4. Joshua 21:4 : See ver. 9-19; Ex. 6:16-19; Num. 3:17-20
  5. Joshua 21:5 : See ver. 20-26
  6. Joshua 21:6 : See ver. 27-33
  7. Joshua 21:7 : See ver. 34-40
  8. Joshua 21:8 : ver. 3
  9. Joshua 21:8 : Num. 35:2; See ch. 14:3-5
  10. Joshua 21:10 : ver. 4
  11. Joshua 21:11 : For ver. 11-19, see 1 Chr. 6:54-60
  12. Joshua 21:11 : See ch. 14:13-15
  13. Joshua 21:11 : ch. 20:7; Luke 1:39
  14. Joshua 21:13 : ch. 20:7
  15. Joshua 21:13 : ch. 10:29
  16. Joshua 21:17 : ch. 9:3
  17. Joshua 21:20 : For ver. 20-26, see 1 Chr. 6:66-70
  18. Joshua 21:21 : ch. 20:7, 8
  19. Joshua 21:27 : For ver. 27-33, see 1 Chr. 6:71-76
  20. Joshua 21:27 : [See ver. 21 above]; ch. 20:7, 8
  21. Joshua 21:32 : [See ver. 21 above]; ch. 20:7, 8
  22. Joshua 21:34 : For ver. 34-40, see 1 Chr. 6:77-81
  23. Joshua 21:36 : ch. 20:8
  24. Joshua 21:38 : [See ver. 36 above]; ch. 20:8
  25. Joshua 21:38 : See ch. 13:26
  26. Joshua 21:39 : [See ver. 38 above]; See ch. 13:26
  27. Joshua 21:41 : Num. 35:7
  28. Joshua 21:43 : Gen. 13:15; 15:18; 26:3; 28:4, 13
  29. Joshua 21:44 : See ch. 11:23
  30. Joshua 21:44 : ch. 10:8; 23:9
  31. Joshua 21:44 : ch. 2:24; Deut. 7:24
  32. Joshua 21:45 : ch. 23:14, 15
  33. Joshua 22:2 : See Num. 32:20-22; Deut. 3:18-20
  34. Joshua 22:2 : ch. 1:16, 17
  35. Joshua 22:4 : See ch. 11:23
  36. Joshua 22:4 : See ch. 13:8
  37. Joshua 22:5 : Deut. 6:6, 17; 11:22
  38. Joshua 22:5 : ch. 23:11; Deut. 6:5; 10:12; 11:1, 13, 22
  39. Joshua 22:6 : ch. 14:13
  40. Joshua 22:7 : ch. 17:5
  41. Joshua 22:8 : Num. 31:27; 1 Sam. 30:24
  42. Joshua 22:9 : Num. 32:1, 26, 29
  43. Joshua 22:11 : See Deut. 13:12-15
  44. Joshua 22:12 : Judg. 20:1
  45. Joshua 22:13 : Ex. 6:25; Num. 25:7; Judg. 20:28
  46. Joshua 22:14 : Num. 1:4
  47. Joshua 22:16 : ver. 18, 19; Num. 14:9; [Lev. 17:8, 9; Deut. 12:13, 14]
  48. Joshua 22:17 : Num. 25:3; Deut. 4:3; Ps. 106:28
  49. Joshua 22:18 : [See ver. 16 above]; ver. 18, 19; Num. 14:9; [Lev. 17:8, 9; Deut. 12:13, 14]
  50. Joshua 22:18 : Num. 16:22
  51. Joshua 22:19 : ch. 18:1
  52. Joshua 22:19 : ver. 16, 18
  53. Joshua 22:20 : ch. 7:1, 5
  54. Joshua 22:20 : [See ver. 18 above]; Num. 16:22
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Luke 20:1-26

The Authority of Jesus Challenged

20 (A)One day, (B)as Jesus[a] was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, (C)the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up and said to him, “Tell us (D)by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” He answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, was the baptism of John (E)from heaven or from man?” And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, (F)‘Why did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From man,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was (G)a prophet.” So they answered that they did not know where it came from. And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

(H)And he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted (I)a vineyard and (J)let it out to tenants and (K)went into another country for a long while. 10 When the time came, he sent a servant[b] to the tenants, so that (L)they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. (M)But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 (N)And (O)he sent another servant. But they also beat and (P)treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 (Q)And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out. 13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my (R)beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14 But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, (S)‘This is the heir. (T)Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15 And they (U)threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 (V)He will (W)come and destroy those tenants and (X)give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!” 17 But he (Y)looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written:

(Z)“‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone’?[c]

18 (AA)Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls (AB)on anyone, it will crush him.”

Paying Taxes to Caesar

19 (AC)The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 20 (AD)So they (AE)watched him and sent spies, who (AF)pretended to be sincere, that they might (AG)catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of (AH)the governor. 21 So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and (AI)show no partiality,[d] but truly teach (AJ)the way of God. 22 Is it lawful for us to give (AK)tribute to (AL)Caesar, or not?” 23 But he perceived their (AM)craftiness, and said to them, 24 “Show me (AN)a denarius.[e] Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar's.” 25 He said to them, “Then (AO)render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” 26 And they were not able in the presence of the people (AP)to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 20:1 Greek he
  2. Luke 20:10 Or bondservant; also verse 11
  3. Luke 20:17 Greek the head of the corner
  4. Luke 20:21 Greek and do not receive a face
  5. Luke 20:24 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer

Cross references:

  1. Luke 20:1 : For ver. 1-8, see Matt. 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33
  2. Luke 20:1 : ch. 19:47
  3. Luke 20:1 : Acts 4:1; 6:12
  4. Luke 20:2 : [Ex. 2:14; John 1:25; Acts 4:7]
  5. Luke 20:4 : ch. 15:18, 21; John 3:27
  6. Luke 20:5 : ch. 7:30; Matt. 21:32
  7. Luke 20:6 : [John 5:35]; See Matt. 11:9
  8. Luke 20:9 : For ver. 9-19, see Matt. 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12
  9. Luke 20:9 : Ps. 80:8; Isa. 5:1; Matt. 21:28
  10. Luke 20:9 : Song 8:11, 12
  11. Luke 20:9 : Matt. 25:14, 15; [Mark 13:34]
  12. Luke 20:10 : [See ver. 9 above]; Song 8:11, 12
  13. Luke 20:10 : Matt. 5:12; 22:6; 23:34, 37; [2 Chr. 24:19; 36:15, 16; Neh. 9:26; Jer. 37:15; 38:6; Acts 7:52; 2 Cor. 11:24-26; 1 Thess. 2:15; Heb. 11:36, 37]
  14. Luke 20:11 : Matt. 22:4
  15. Luke 20:11 : [See ver. 10 above]; Matt. 5:12; 22:6; 23:34, 37; [2 Chr. 24:19; 36:15, 16; Neh. 9:26; Jer. 37:15; 38:6; Acts 7:52; 2 Cor. 11:24-26; 1 Thess. 2:15; Heb. 11:36, 37]
  16. Luke 20:11 : Acts 5:41 (Gk.)
  17. Luke 20:12 : [See ver. 10 above]; Matt. 5:12; 22:6; 23:34, 37; [2 Chr. 24:19; 36:15, 16; Neh. 9:26; Jer. 37:15; 38:6; Acts 7:52; 2 Cor. 11:24-26; 1 Thess. 2:15; Heb. 11:36, 37]
  18. Luke 20:13 : See Matt. 3:17
  19. Luke 20:14 : Heb. 1:2; [John 1:11; Rom. 8:17]
  20. Luke 20:14 : [1 Kgs. 21:19]
  21. Luke 20:15 : Heb. 13:12
  22. Luke 20:16 : [ch. 19:27]
  23. Luke 20:16 : [Matt. 24:50; 25:19]
  24. Luke 20:16 : Matt. 21:43; Acts 13:46; 18:6; 28:28; [Matt. 8:11, 12]
  25. Luke 20:17 : See Mark 10:21
  26. Luke 20:17 : Acts 4:11; 1 Pet. 2:7; Cited from Ps. 118:22
  27. Luke 20:18 : Isa. 8:14, 15; Rom. 9:32, 33; 1 Pet. 2:8
  28. Luke 20:18 : Dan. 2:34, 35, 44, 45
  29. Luke 20:19 : ch. 19:47, 48
  30. Luke 20:20 : For ver. 20-38, see Matt. 22:15-32; Mark 12:13-27
  31. Luke 20:20 : ch. 14:1; Mark 3:2
  32. Luke 20:20 : [1 Kgs. 14:6]
  33. Luke 20:20 : ver. 26; ch. 11:54
  34. Luke 20:20 : Matt. 27:2, 11; 28:14; See Acts 23:24
  35. Luke 20:21 : See Acts 10:34
  36. Luke 20:21 : Acts 18:25, 26; [Acts 13:10]
  37. Luke 20:22 : Matt. 17:25
  38. Luke 20:22 : ch. 2:1; 3:1
  39. Luke 20:23 : 1 Cor. 3:19; 2 Cor. 4:2; 11:3; Eph. 4:14; [2 Cor. 12:16]
  40. Luke 20:24 : See Matt. 18:28
  41. Luke 20:25 : Rom. 13:7
  42. Luke 20:26 : ver. 20
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Psalm 88:1-13

I Cry Out Day and Night Before You

A Song. A Psalm of (A)the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to (B)Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil[a] of (C)Heman the Ezrahite.

88 O Lord, (D)God of my salvation,
I (E)cry out day and night before you.
Let my prayer come before you;
(F)incline your ear to my cry!

For my soul is full of troubles,
and (G)my life draws near to (H)Sheol.
I am counted among those who (I)go down to the pit;
I am a man who has no strength,
like one set loose among the dead,
like the slain that lie in the grave,
like those whom (J)you remember no more,
for they are (K)cut off from your hand.
You have put me in (L)the depths of the pit,
in the (M)regions dark and (N)deep.
Your wrath (O)lies heavy upon me,
and you overwhelm me with (P)all your waves. Selah

You have caused (Q)my companions to shun me;
you have made me (R)a horror[b] to them.
I am (S)shut in so that I cannot escape;
(T)my eye grows dim through sorrow.
Every day I call upon you, O Lord;
I (U)spread out my hands to you.
10 Do you work wonders for the dead?
(V)Do the departed rise up to praise you? Selah
11 Is your steadfast love declared in the grave,
or your faithfulness in Abaddon?
12 Are your (W)wonders known in (X)the darkness,
or your righteousness in the land of (Y)forgetfulness?

13 But I, O Lord, cry (Z)to you;
(AA)in the morning my prayer comes before you.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 88:1 Probably musical or liturgical terms
  2. Psalm 88:8 Or an abomination
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Proverbs 13:15-16

15 (A)Good sense wins (B)favor,
but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.[a]
16 (C)Every prudent man acts with knowledge,
(D)but a fool flaunts his folly.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 13:15 Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate); Hebrew is rugged, or is an enduring rut
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