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Daily Readings for May 28
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Joshua 14

 

1.These are the inheritances which the children of Israel took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed to them, 2.by the lot of their inheritance, as Yahweh commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe. 3.For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan; but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them. 4.For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: and they gave no portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their livestock and for their property. 5.The children of Israel did as Yahweh commanded Moses, and they divided the land.

6.Then the children of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal. Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know the thing that Yahweh spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh Barnea. 7.I was forty years old when Moses the servant of Yahweh sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land. I brought him word again as it was in my heart. 8.Nevertheless, my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed Yahweh my God. 9.Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land where you walked shall be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have wholly followed Yahweh my God.'

10."Now, behold, Yahweh has kept me alive, as he spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that Yahweh spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. Now, behold, I am eighty-five years old, today. 11.As yet I am as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now for war, to go out and to come in. 12.Now therefore give me this hill country, of which Yahweh spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and great and fortified cities. It may be that Yahweh will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as Yahweh spoke."

13.Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14.Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day; because he wholly followed Yahweh, the God of Israel. 15.Now the name of Hebron before was Kiriath Arba, after the greatest man among the Anakim. The land had rest from war.

 

Isaiah 19

 

1.The burden of Egypt: "Behold, Yahweh rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. 2.I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians, and they will fight everyone against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. 3.The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst. I will destroy its counsel. They will seek the idols, the charmers, those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards. 4.I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel lord. A fierce king will rule over them," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies. 5.The waters will fail from the sea, and the river will be wasted and become dry. 6.The rivers will become foul. The streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags will wither away. 7.The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile, will become dry, be driven away, and be no more. 8.The fishermen will lament, and all those who fish in the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will languish. 9.Moreover those who work in combed flax, and those who weave white cloth, will be confounded. 10.The pillars will be broken in pieces. All those who work for hire will be grieved in soul. 11.The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?" 12.Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you now; and let them know what Yahweh of Armies has purposed concerning Egypt. 13.The princes of Zoan have become fools. The princes of Memphis are deceived. They have caused Egypt to go astray, who are the cornerstone of her tribes. 14.Yahweh has mixed a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit. 15.Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do. 16.In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Yahweh of Armies, which he shakes over them. 17.The land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt. Everyone to whom mention is made of it will be afraid, because of the plans of Yahweh of Armies, which he determines against it. 18.In that day, there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahweh of Armies. One will be called "The city of destruction." 19.In that day, there will be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yahweh at its border. 20.It will be for a sign and for a witness to Yahweh of Armies in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yahweh because of oppressors, and he will send them a savior and a defender, and he will deliver them. 21.Yahweh will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yahweh in that day. Yes, they will worship with sacrifice and offering, and will vow a vow to Yahweh, and will perform it. 22.Yahweh will strike Egypt, striking and healing. They will return to Yahweh, and he will be entreated by them, and will heal them. 23.In that day there will be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 24.In that day, Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth; 25.because Yahweh of Armies has blessed them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance."

 

Titus 1

 

1.Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's chosen ones, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, 2.in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before time began; 3.but in his own time revealed his word in the message with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior; 4.to Titus, my true child according to a common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

5.I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed you; 6.if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior. 7.For the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain; 8.but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled; 9.holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him. 10.For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11.whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake. 12.One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons." 13.This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 14.not paying attention to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. 15.To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. 16.They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.

 

Titus 2

 

1.But say the things which fit sound doctrine, 2.that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience: 3.and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; 4.that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5.to be sober minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that God's word may not be blasphemed. 6.Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober minded; 7.in all things showing yourself an example of good works; in your teaching showing integrity, seriousness, incorruptibility, 8.and soundness of speech that can't be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us. 9.Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting; 10.not stealing, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior, in all things. 11.For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12.instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; 13.looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ; 14.who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works. 15.Say these things and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise you.

 

Titus 3

 

1.Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2.to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men. 3.For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4.But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared, 5.not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6.whom he poured out on us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior; 7.that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8.This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men; 9.but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 10.Avoid a factious man after a first and second warning; 11.knowing that such a one is perverted, and sins, being self-condemned.

12.When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me to Nicopolis, for I have determined to winter there. 13.Send Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos on their journey speedily, that nothing may be lacking for them. 14.Let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.

15.All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

 

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