Bible Reading Plan for April 17

Apr 17 2017

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Joshua 15:1-63

Territory of Judah

1Now the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families reached the border of Edom, southward to the wilderness of Zin at the extreme south.2Their south border was from the lower end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that turns to the south.3Then it proceeded southward to the ascent of Akrabbim and continued to Zin, then went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea and continued to Hezron, and went up to Addar and turned about to Karka.4It continued to Azmon and proceeded to the brook of Egypt, and the border ended at the sea. This shall be your south border.5The east border was the Salt Sea, as far as the mouth of the Jordan. And the border of the north side was from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan.6Then the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and continued on the north of Beth-arabah, and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.7The border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and turned northward toward Gilgal which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south of the valley; and the border continued to the waters of En-shemesh and it ended at En-rogel.8Then the border went up the valley of Ben-hinnom to the slope of the Jebusite on the south (that is, Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain which is before the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim toward the north.9From the top of the mountain the border curved to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah and proceeded to the cities of Mount Ephron, then the border curved to Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim).10The border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and continued to the slope of Mount Jearim on the north (that is, Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh and continued through Timnah.11The border proceeded to the side of Ekron northward. Then the border curved to Shikkeron and continued to Mount Baalah and proceeded to Jabneel, and the border ended at the sea.12The west border was at the Great Sea, even its coastline. This is the border around the sons of Judah according to their families.

13Now he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the sons of Judah, according to the command of the LORD to Joshua, namely, Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron).14Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak.15Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher.16And Caleb said, “The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife.”17Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it; so he gave him Achsah his daughter as a wife.18It came about that when she came to him, she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. So she alighted from the donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you want?”19Then she said, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me the land of the Negev, give me also springs of water.” So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

20This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families.

21Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel and Eder and Jagur,22and Kinah and Dimonah and Adadah,23and Kedesh and Hazor and Ithnan,24Ziph and Telem and Bealoth,25and Hazor-hadattah and Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor),26Amam and Shema and Moladah,27and Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon and Beth-pelet,28and Hazar-shual and Beersheba and Biziothiah,29Baalah and Iim and Ezem,30and Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah,31and Ziklag and Madmannah and Sansannah,32and Lebaoth and Shilhim and Ain and Rimmon; in all, twenty-nine cities with their villages.

33In the lowland: Eshtaol and Zorah and Ashnah,34and Zanoah and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam,35Jarmuth and Adullam, Socoh and Azekah,36and Shaaraim and Adithaim and Gederah and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages.

37Zenan and Hadashah and Migdal-gad,38and Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel,39Lachish and Bozkath and Eglon,40and Cabbon and Lahmas and Chitlish,41and Gederoth, Beth-dagon and Naamah and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.

42Libnah and Ether and Ashan,43and Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib,44and Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.

45Ekron, with its towns and its villages;46from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.

47Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; as far as the brook of Egypt and the Great Sea, even its coastline.

48In the hill country: Shamir and Jattir and Socoh,49and Dannah and Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir),50and Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim,51and Goshen and Holon and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.

52Arab and Dumah and Eshan,53and Janum and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah,54and Humtah and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.

55Maon, Carmel and Ziph and Juttah,56and Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah,57Kain, Gibeah and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.

58Halhul, Beth-zur and Gedor,59and Maarath and Beth-anoth and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.

60Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.

61In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah,62and Nibshan and the City of Salt and Engedi; six cities with their villages.

63Now as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of Judah could not drive them out; so the Jebusites live with the sons of Judah at Jerusalem until this day.

Luke 18:18-43

18A ruler questioned Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”19And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.20“You know the commandments, ‘DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.’”21And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”22When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”23But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.24And Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!25“For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”26They who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”27But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”

28Peter said, “Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You.”29And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,30who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life.”

31Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished.32“For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon,33and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again.”34But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.

Bartimaeus Receives Sight

35As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.36Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was.37They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.38And he called out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”39Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”40And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him,41“What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!”42And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.”43Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.

Psalm 86:1-17

1Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me;

For I am afflicted and needy.

2Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man;

O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.

3Be gracious to me, O Lord,

For to You I cry all day long.

4Make glad the soul of Your servant,

For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

5For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,

And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer;

And give heed to the voice of my supplications!

7In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You,

For You will answer me.

8There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord,

Nor are there any works like Yours.

9All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord,

And they shall glorify Your name.

10For You are great and do wondrous deeds;

You alone are God.

11Teach me Your way, O LORD;

I will walk in Your truth;

Unite my heart to fear Your name.

12I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,

And will glorify Your name forever.

13For Your lovingkindness toward me is great,

And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

14O God, arrogant men have risen up against me,

And a band of violent men have sought my life,

And they have not set You before them.

15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,

Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

16Turn to me, and be gracious to me;

Oh grant Your strength to Your servant,

And save the son of Your handmaid.

17Show me a sign for good,

That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed,

Because You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Proverbs 13:9-10

9The light of the righteous rejoices,

But the lamp of the wicked goes out.

10Through insolence comes nothing but strife,

But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.