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April 19, 2014

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Daily Devotional

by Larry Stockstill

Christ certainly felt the burden of a city that refused His grace (Luke 19:41). Jerusalem had every opportunity to repent, having seen great miracles and having heard the Lord's greatest sermons. The knowledge that Jerusalem would finally reject and crucify Him caused Jesus to weep over a lost opportunity.

Paul also felt heartsick over Israel's rejection of the Gospel: "My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed-cut off from Christ!-if that would save them" (Romans 9:2-3).

Have you ever thought that a certain person would surely repent after hearing a particular sermon or experiencing an especially painful situation in his life, and yet he did not? Intercession can arise from deferred hope, knowing that God is waiting to bless, but human beings are resisting. The pain and agony of watching others miss God's best in their lives should be turned into a continual prayer on their behalf.

Keep on standing for your lost loved ones. As long as they are alive and breathing, there is still hope. Imagine the joy you will experience when they turn their lives over to God!

Joshua 19:1-20:9

Allotment for Simeon19:2-10pp — 1Ch 4:28-33

19 The second lot came out for the tribe of Simeon according to its clans. Their inheritance lay within the territory of Judah.S Ge 49:7It included:

BeershebaS Ge 21:14; 1Ki 19:3 (or Sheba),Or Beersheba, Sheba; 1 Chron. 4:28 does not have Sheba. Moladah,S Jos 15:26Hazar Shual,S Jos 15:28 Balah, Ezem,S Jos 15:29Eltolad,Jos 15:30 Bethul, Hormah,S Nu 14:45Ziklag,S Jos 15:31 Beth Markaboth, Hazar Susah,Beth Lebaoth and Sharuhen—thirteen towns and their villages;

Ain, Rimmon,S Jos 15:32 Ether and AshanS Jos 15:42—four towns and their villages—and all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath Beer (Ramah in the Negev).S Jos 10:40

This was the inheritance of the tribe of the Simeonites, according to its clans.The inheritance of the Simeonites was taken from the share of Judah,S Ge 49:7 because Judah’s portion was more than they needed. So the Simeonites received their inheritance within the territory of Judah.Eze 48:24

Allotment for Zebulun

10 The third lot came up for Zebulunver 16, 27, 34; Jos 21:7, 34 according to its clans:

The boundary of their inheritance went as far as Sarid.ver 1211 Going west it ran to Maralah, touched Dabbesheth, and extended to the ravine near Jokneam.S Jos 12:2212 It turned east from Saridver 10 toward the sunrise to the territory of Kisloth Tabor and went on to DaberathJos 21:28; 1Ch 6:72 and up to Japhia.13 Then it continued eastward to Gath HepherS Jos 11:22 and Eth Kazin; it came out at RimmonJos 15:32 and turned toward Neah.14 There the boundary went around on the north to Hannathon and ended at the Valley of Iphtah El.ver 2715 Included were Kattath, Nahalal,Jos 21:35 Shimron,Jos 11:1 Idalah and Bethlehem.S Ge 35:19 There were twelve towns and their villages.

16 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of Zebulun,S ver 10 according to its clans.Eze 48:26

Allotment for Issachar

17 The fourth lot came out for IssacharS Ge 30:18 according to its clans.18 Their territory included:

Jezreel,S Jos 15:56 Kesulloth, Shunem,1Sa 28:4; 1Ki 1:3; 2Ki 4:819 Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath,20 Rabbith, Kishion,Jos 21:28 Ebez,21 Remeth, En Gannim,S Jos 15:34 En Haddah and Beth Pazzez.22 The boundary touched Tabor,Jdg 4:6, 12; 8:18; Ps 89:12; Jer 46:18 Shahazumah and Beth Shemesh,S Jos 15:10 and ended at the Jordan. There were sixteen towns and their villages.

23 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Issachar,Jos 17:10 according to its clans.Ge 49:15; Eze 48:25

Allotment for Asher

24 The fifth lot came out for the tribe of AsherS Jos 17:7 according to its clans.25 Their territory included:

Helkath, Hali, Beten, Akshaph,S Jos 11:126 Allammelek, Amad and Mishal.Jos 21:30 On the west the boundary touched CarmelS Jos 12:22; 1Ki 18:19; 2Ki 2:25 and Shihor Libnath.27 It then turned east toward Beth Dagon,Jos 15:41 touched ZebulunS ver 10 and the Valley of Iphtah El,ver 14 and went north to Beth Emek and Neiel, passing Kabul1Ki 9:13 on the left.28 It went to Abdon,Some Hebrew manuscripts (see also 21:30); most Hebrew manuscripts EbronJos 21:30; 1Ch 6:74 Rehob,ver 30; Nu 13:21; Jos 21:31; Jdg 1:31 Hammon1Ch 6:76 and Kanah,S Jos 16:8 as far as Greater Sidon.S Ge 10:1929 The boundary then turned back toward RamahJos 18:25 and went to the fortified city of Tyre,2Sa 5:11; 24:7; Ezr 3:7; Ps 45:12; Isa 23:1; Jer 25:22; Eze 26:2 turned toward Hosah and came out at the Mediterranean SeaJdg 5:17 in the region of Akzib,S Jos 15:4430 Ummah, AphekS Jos 12:18 and Rehob.S ver 28 There were twenty-two towns and their villages.

31 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Asher,S Ge 30:13; S Jos 17:7; Eze 48:2 according to its clans.

Allotment for Naphtali

32 The sixth lot came out for Naphtali according to its clans:

33 Their boundary went from Heleph and the large tree in Zaanannim,Jdg 4:11 passing Adami Nekeb and JabneelJos 15:11 to Lakkum and ending at the Jordan.34 The boundary ran west through Aznoth Tabor and came out at Hukkok.1Ch 6:75 It touched ZebulunS ver 10 on the south, Asher on the west and the JordanSeptuagint; Hebrew west, and Judah, the Jordan, on the east.35 The fortified towns were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath,1Ch 2:55 Rakkath, Kinnereth,S Jos 11:236 Adamah, Ramah,Jos 18:25 Hazor,S Jos 11:137 Kedesh,S Jos 12:22 Edrei,S Nu 21:33 En Hazor,38 Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth AnathJdg 1:33 and Beth Shemesh.S Jos 15:10 There were nineteen towns and their villages.

39 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Naphtali, according to its clans.Eze 48:3

Allotment for Dan

40 The seventh lot came out for the tribe of Dan according to its clans.41 The territory of their inheritance included:

Zorah, Eshtaol,S Jos 15:33 Ir Shemesh,42 Shaalabbin, Aijalon,S Jos 10:12 Ithlah,43 Elon, Timnah,S Ge 38:12 Ekron,S Jos 13:344 Eltekeh, Gibbethon,Jos 21:23; 1Ki 15:27; 16:15 Baalath,1Ki 9:18; 2Ch 8:645 Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon,Jos 21:24; 1Ch 6:6946 Me Jarkon and Rakkon, with the area facing Joppa.2Ch 2:16; Ezr 3:7; Jnh 1:3; Ac 9:36

47 (When the territory of the Danites was lost to them,Jdg 18:1 they went up and attacked LeshemJdg 18:7, 14, took it, put it to the sword and occupied it. They settled in Leshem and namedS Dt 3:14 it Dan after their ancestor.)Jdg 18:27, 29

48 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Dan,S Ge 30:6 according to its clans.

Allotment for Joshua

49 When they had finished dividing the land into its allotted portions, the Israelites gave Joshua son of Nun an inheritance among them,50 as the Lord had commanded. They gave him the town he asked for—Timnath SerahAlso known as Timnath Heres (see Judges 2:9)Jos 24:30; Jdg 2:9 in the hill country of Ephraim. And he built up the town and settled there.

51 These are the territories that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel assigned by lot at Shiloh in the presence of the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting. And so they finished dividingJos 23:4 the land.S Jos 14:1; S 18:10; Ac 13:19

Cities of Refuge20:1-9Ref — Nu 35:9-34; Dt 4:41-43; 19:1-14

20 Then the Lord said to Joshua:“Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionallyS Lev 4:2 may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood.S Nu 35:12When they flee to one of these cities, they are to stand in the entrance of the city gateS Ge 23:10; Jer 38:7 and state their case before the eldersS Jos 7:6 of that city. Then the elders are to admit the fugitive into their city and provide a place to live among them.If the avenger of blood comes in pursuit, the elders must not surrender the fugitive, because the fugitive killed their neighbor unintentionally and without malice aforethought.They are to stay in that city until they have stood trial before the assemblyS Nu 35:12 and until the death of the high priest who is serving at that time. Then they may go back to their own home in the town from which they fled.”

So they set apart KedeshS Jos 12:22 in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, ShechemS Ge 12:6 in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath ArbaS Ge 35:27 (that is, HebronS Jos 10:36) in the hill country of Judah.Lk 1:39East of the Jordan (on the other side from Jericho) they designated BezerJos 21:36; 1Ch 6:78 in the wilderness on the plateau in the tribe of Reuben, Ramoth in GileadS Jos 12:2; 1Ch 6:80 in the tribe of Gad, and Golan in BashanS Jos 12:5; 1Ch 6:71 in the tribe of Manasseh.Any of the Israelites or any foreigner residing among them who killed someone accidentallyS Lev 4:2 could flee to these designated cities and not be killed by the avenger of blood prior to standing trial before the assembly.S Ex 21:13

The Land Given to Simeon

19 The second allotment of land went to the clans of the tribe of Simeon. Their homeland was surrounded by Judah’s territory.

Simeon’s homeland included Beersheba, Sheba, Moladah,Hazar-shual, Balah, Ezem,Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah,Ziklag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susah,Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen—thirteen towns with their surrounding villages.It also included Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan—four towns with their villages,including all the surrounding villages as far south as Baalath-beer (also known as Ramah of the Negev).

This was the homeland allocated to the clans of the tribe of Simeon.Their allocation of land came from part of what had been given to Judah because Judah’s territory was too large for them. So the tribe of Simeon received an allocation within the territory of Judah.

The Land Given to Zebulun

10 The third allotment of land went to the clans of the tribe of Zebulun.

The boundary of Zebulun’s homeland started at Sarid.11 From there it went west, going past Maralah, touching Dabbesheth, and proceeding to the brook east of Jokneam.12 In the other direction, the boundary went east from Sarid to the border of Kisloth-tabor, and from there to Daberath and up to Japhia.13 Then it continued east to Gath-hepher, Eth-kazin, and Rimmon and turned toward Neah.14 The northern boundary of Zebulun passed Hannathon and ended at the valley of Iphtah-el.15 The towns in these areas included Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem—twelve towns with their surrounding villages.

16 The homeland allocated to the clans of the tribe of Zebulun included these towns and their surrounding villages.

The Land Given to Issachar

17 The fourth allotment of land went to the clans of the tribe of Issachar.

18 Its boundaries included the following towns: Jezreel, Kesulloth, Shunem,19 Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath,20 Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez,21 Remeth, En-gannim, En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez.22 The boundary also touched Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth-shemesh, ending at the Jordan River—sixteen towns with their surrounding villages.

23 The homeland allocated to the clans of the tribe of Issachar included these towns and their surrounding villages.

The Land Given to Asher

24 The fifth allotment of land went to the clans of the tribe of Asher.

25 Its boundaries included these towns: Helkath, Hali, Beten, Acshaph,26 Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. The boundary on the west touched Carmel and Shihor-libnath,27 then it turned east toward Beth-dagon, and ran as far as Zebulun in the valley of Iphtah-el, going north to Beth-emek and Neiel. It then continued north to Cabul,28 Abdon,As in some Hebrew manuscripts (see also 21:30); most Hebrew manuscripts read Ebron. Rehob, Hammon, Kanah, and as far as Greater Sidon.29 Then the boundary turned toward Ramah and the fortress of Tyre, where it turned toward Hosah and came to the Mediterranean Sea.Hebrew the sea. The territory also included Mehebel, Aczib,30 Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob—twenty-two towns with their surrounding villages.

31 The homeland allocated to the clans of the tribe of Asher included these towns and their surrounding villages.

The Land Given to Naphtali

32 The sixth allotment of land went to the clans of the tribe of Naphtali.

33 Its boundary ran from Heleph, from the oak at Zaanannim, and extended across to Adami-nekeb, Jabneel, and as far as Lakkum, ending at the Jordan River.34 The western boundary ran past Aznoth-tabor, then to Hukkok, and touched the border of Zebulun in the south, the border of Asher on the west, and the Jordan RiverHebrew and Judah at the Jordan River. on the east.35 The fortified towns included in this territory were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth,36 Adamah, Ramah, Hazor,37 Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor,38 Yiron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh—nineteen towns with their surrounding villages.

39 The homeland allocated to the clans of the tribe of Naphtali included these towns and their surrounding villages.

The Land Given to Dan

40 The seventh allotment of land went to the clans of the tribe of Dan.

41 The land allocated as their homeland included the following towns: Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir-shemesh,42 Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah,43 Elon, Timnah, Ekron,44 Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath,45 Jehud, Bene-berak, Gath-rimmon,46 Me-jarkon, Rakkon, and the territory across from Joppa.

47 But the tribe of Dan had trouble taking possession of their land,Or had trouble holding on to their land. so they attacked the town of Laish.Hebrew Leshem, a variant spelling of Laish. They captured it, slaughtered its people, and settled there. They renamed the town Dan after their ancestor.

48 The homeland allocated to the clans of the tribe of Dan included these towns and their surrounding villages.

The Land Given to Joshua

49 After all the land was divided among the tribes, the Israelites gave a piece of land to Joshua as his allocation.50 For the Lord had said he could have any town he wanted. He chose Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim. He rebuilt the town and lived there.

51 These are the territories that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the tribal leaders allocated as grants of land to the tribes of Israel by casting sacred lots in the presence of the Lord at the entrance of the TabernacleHebrew Tent of Meeting. at Shiloh. So the division of the land was completed.

The Cities of Refuge

20 The Lord said to Joshua,“Now tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed Moses.Anyone who kills another person accidentally and unintentionally can run to one of these cities; they will be places of refuge from relatives seeking revenge for the person who was killed.

“Upon reaching one of these cities, the one who caused the death will appear before the elders at the city gate and present his case. They must allow him to enter the city and give him a place to live among them.If the relatives of the victim come to avenge the killing, the leaders must not release the slayer to them, for he killed the other person unintentionally and without previous hostility.But the slayer must stay in that city and be tried by the local assembly, which will render a judgment. And he must continue to live in that city until the death of the high priest who was in office at the time of the accident. After that, he is free to return to his own home in the town from which he fled.”

The following cities were designated as cities of refuge: Kedesh of Galilee, in the hill country of Naphtali; Shechem, in the hill country of Ephraim; and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah.On the east side of the Jordan River, across from Jericho, the following cities were designated: Bezer, in the wilderness plain of the tribe of Reuben; Ramoth in Gilead, in the territory of the tribe of Gad; and Golan in Bashan, in the land of the tribe of Manasseh.These cities were set apart for all the Israelites as well as the foreigners living among them. Anyone who accidentally killed another person could take refuge in one of these cities. In this way, they could escape being killed in revenge prior to standing trial before the local assembly.

19 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.

And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, and Sheba, and Moladah,

And Hazarshual, and Balah, and Azem,

And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,

And Ziklag, and Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusah,

And Bethlebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages:

Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages:

And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalathbeer, Ramath of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families.

Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them.

10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid:

11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before Jokneam;

12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia,

13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittahhepher, to Ittahkazin, and goeth out to Remmonmethoar to Neah;

14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon: and the outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthahel:

15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.

17 And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families.

18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,

19 And Haphraim, and Shihon, and Anaharath,

20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez,

21 And Remeth, and Engannim, and Enhaddah, and Bethpazzez;

22 And the coast reacheth to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and Bethshemesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages.

23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.

24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.

25 And their border was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph,

26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;

27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand,

28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great Zidon;

29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:

30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty and two cities with their villages.

31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.

32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families.

33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan:

34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising.

35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth,

36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor,

37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and Enhazor,

38 And Iron, and Migdalel, Horem, and Bethanath, and Bethshemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.

39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages.

40 And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.

41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh,

42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jethlah,

43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron,

44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath,

45 And Jehud, and Beneberak, and Gathrimmon,

46 And Mejarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before Japho.

47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.

48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.

49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them:

50 According to the word of the Lord they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.

51 These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.

20 The Lord also spake unto Joshua, saying,

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses:

That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.

And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city unto them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.

And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbour unwittingly, and hated him not beforetime.

And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for judgment, and until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days: then shall the slayer return, and come unto his own city, and unto his own house, unto the city from whence he fled.

And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.

And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.

These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them, that whosoever killeth any person at unawares might flee thither, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he stood before the congregation.

Luke 19:28-48

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King19:29-38pp — Mt 21:1-9; Mk 11:1-1019:35-38pp — Jn 12:12-15

28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.Mk 10:32; S Lk 9:5129 As he approached Bethphage and BethanyS Mt 21:17 at the hill called the Mount of Olives,S Mt 21:1 he sent two of his disciples, saying to them,30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”

32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.Lk 22:1333 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.”

35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks2Ki 9:13 on the road.

37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives,S Mt 21:1 the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”Psalm 118:26Ps 118:26; Lk 13:35

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”S Lk 2:14

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”Mt 21:15, 16

40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”Hab 2:11

41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over itIsa 22:4; Lk 13:34, 3542 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.Isa 29:3; Jer 6:6; Eze 4:2; 26:8; Lk 21:2044 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls.Ps 137:9 They will not leave one stone on another,Lk 21:6 because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming1Pe 2:12 to you.”

Jesus at the Temple19:45, 46pp — Mt 21:12-16; Mk 11:15-18; Jn 2:13-16

45 When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling.46 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’Isaiah 56:7;Isa 56:7 but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’Jer. 7:11Jer 7:11

47 Every day he was teaching at the temple.S Mt 26:55 But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him.S Mt 12:14; Mk 11:1848 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.

Jesus’ Triumphant Entry

28 After telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples.29 As he came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead.30 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.31 If anyone asks, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”

32 So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said.33 And sure enough, as they were untying it, the owners asked them, “Why are you untying that colt?”

34 And the disciples simply replied, “The Lord needs it.”35 So they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on.

36 As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him.37 When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.

38 “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!

Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!”Pss 118:26; 148:1.

39 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!”

40 He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41 But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.42 “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes.43 Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side.44 They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not accept your opportunity for salvation.”

Jesus Clears the Temple

45 Then Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices.46 He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”Isa 56:7; Jer 7:11.

47 After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him.48 But they could think of nothing, because all the people hung on every word he said.

28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.

29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,

48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

Psalm 88:1-18

Psalm 88In Hebrew texts 88:1-18 is numbered 88:2-19.

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth.Title: Possibly a tune, “The Suffering of Affliction” A maskilTitle: Probably a literary or musical term of Heman the Ezrahite.

Lord, you are the God who saves me;S Ps 51:14

day and night I cry outPs 3:4; 22:2; Lk 18:7 to you.

May my prayer come before you;

turn your ear to my cry.

I am overwhelmed with troublesPs 6:3; 25:17

and my life draws near to death.S Job 33:22

I am counted among those who go down to the pit;S Ps 31:12

I am like one without strength.Ps 18:1

I am set apart with the dead,

like the slain who lie in the grave,

whom you remember no more,

who are cut offS Ps 31:22 from your care.

You have put me in the lowest pit,

in the darkest depths.Ps 30:1; S 69:15; La 3:55; Jnh 2:3

Your wrathPs 7:11 lies heavily on me;

you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.S Ps 42:7

You have taken from me my closest friendsS Job 19:13; Ps 31:11

and have made me repulsive to them.

I am confinedJer 32:2; 33:1 and cannot escape;S Job 3:23

my eyesS Ps 38:10 are dim with grief.

I callPs 5:2 to you, Lord, every day;

I spread out my handsJob 11:13; Ps 143:6 to you.

10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?

Do their spirits rise up and praise you?S Ps 6:5

11 Is your love declared in the grave,

your faithfulnessS Ps 30:9 in DestructionHebrew Abaddon?

12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,

or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

13 But I cry to you for help,S Ps 30:2 Lord;

in the morningPs 5:3; S 55:17 my prayer comes before you.Ps 119:147

14 Why, Lord, do you rejectS Ps 43:2 me

and hide your facePs 13:1 from me?

15 From my youthPs 129:1; Jer 22:21; Eze 16:22; Hos 2:15 I have sufferedPs 9:12 and been close to death;

I have borne your terrorsJob 6:4; S 18:11 and am in despair.2Co 4:8

16 Your wrathPs 7:11 has swept over me;

your terrorsJob 6:4 have destroyed me.

17 All day long they surround me like a flood;Ps 124:4

they have completely engulfed me.

18 You have taken from me friendver 8; Ps 38:11 and neighbor—

darkness is my closest friend.

Psalm 88

For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. A song to be sung to the tune “The Suffering of Affliction.” A psalmHebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term. of Heman the Ezrahite.

O Lord, God of my salvation,

I cry out to you by day.

I come to you at night.

Now hear my prayer;

listen to my cry.

For my life is full of troubles,

and deathHebrew Sheol. draws near.

I am as good as dead,

like a strong man with no strength left.

They have left me among the dead,

and I lie like a corpse in a grave.

I am forgotten,

cut off from your care.

You have thrown me into the lowest pit,

into the darkest depths.

Your anger weighs me down;

with wave after wave you have engulfed me. Interlude

You have driven my friends away

by making me repulsive to them.

I am in a trap with no way of escape.

My eyes are blinded by my tears.

Each day I beg for your help, O Lord;

I lift my hands to you for mercy.

10 Are your wonderful deeds of any use to the dead?

Do the dead rise up and praise you? Interlude

11 Can those in the grave declare your unfailing love?

Can they proclaim your faithfulness in the place of destruction?Hebrew in Abaddon?

12 Can the darkness speak of your wonderful deeds?

Can anyone in the land of forgetfulness talk about your righteousness?

13 O Lord, I cry out to you.

I will keep on pleading day by day.

14 O Lord, why do you reject me?

Why do you turn your face from me?

15 I have been sick and close to death since my youth.

I stand helpless and desperate before your terrors.

16 Your fierce anger has overwhelmed me.

Your terrors have paralyzed me.

17 They swirl around me like floodwaters all day long.

They have engulfed me completely.

18 You have taken away my companions and loved ones.

Darkness is my closest friend.

88 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

14 Lord, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

Proverbs 13:12-14

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.S Pr 10:11

13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it,S Nu 15:31

but whoever respectsEx 9:20 a command is rewarded.Pr 16:20

14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,S Pr 10:11

turning a person from the snares of death.Pr 14:27

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.

13 People who despise advice are asking for trouble;

those who respect a command will succeed.

14 The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain;

those who accept it avoid the snares of death.

12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

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