1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Command the children of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall come into the land of Canaan, and it shall be your inheritance, the land of Canaan with its borders.
3 ‘Your southern border shall be from the Desert of Sin to the border of Edom; so your southern border shall extend eastward to the end of the Salt Sea; 4 and your borders shall go around from the southern side of the Ascent of Akrabbim, continue to Sin, and be on the south of Kadesh Barnea; then it shall go on to Hazar Addar, and continue to Azmon; 5 and the border shall go around from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and its termination shall be the sea.
6 ‘As for the western borders, you shall have the Great Sea for a border; this shall be your western border.
7 ‘Now this shall be your northern border: from the Great Sea you shall measure your border along the mountain range; 8 and from the mountain range you shall measure your border to Hamath; and its termination shall be the borders of Zedad; 9 and the border shall proceed to Ziphron, and its termination shall be Hazar Enan. This shall be your northern border.
10 ‘You shall measure your eastern borders from Hazar Enan to Shepham; 11 and the borders shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; and the borders shall go down to Bela behind the Sea of Chinnereth from the east; 12 and the borders shall go down along the Jordan, and its termination shall be the Salt Sea. This shall be your land with its surrounding borders.’ ” 13 Then Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, “This is the land you shall inherit by lot, in the manner the Lord ordered Moses to give it to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe of Manasseh. 14 For the tribe of the sons of Reuben and the tribe of the sons of Gad according to the houses of their fathers and the half-tribe of Manasseh received their allotments. 15 The two tribes and the half-tribe received their allotments beyond the Jordan, opposite Jericho from the south towards the east.”
The Leaders Divide the Land
16 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 17 “These are the names of the men who shall divide the land among you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun. 18 You shall take rulers, one from every tribe, to divide the land for the inheritance. 19 Now these are the names of the men: from the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh; 20 from the tribe of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud; 21 from the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon; 22 from the tribe of Dan a ruler, Bukki the son of Jogli; 23 from the sons of Joseph’s tribe: a ruler from the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod, 24 a ruler from the tribe of the sons of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan; 25 a ruler from the tribe of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach; 26 a ruler from the tribe of the sons of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan; 27 a ruler from the tribe of the sons of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi; 28 a ruler from the tribe of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.” 29 These are the ones the Lord commanded to divide the inheritance among the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.
Cities Assigned to the Levites
1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses west of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho, saying, 2 “Order the children of Israel to give the Levites cities to dwell in from the allotment of their possession, and to give the Levites the grazing lands around their cities. 3 They shall have cities to dwell in and grazing lands for their cattle and for all their four-footed animals. 4 The grazing lands of the cities which you shall give the Levites shall extend from the walls of the city outward two thousand cubits all around. 5 So you shall measure outside the city: on the east side two thousand cubits, on the south side two thousand cubits, on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city in the middle of this shall be for you, and the contiguous areas of the cities. 6 You shall also give the Levites six cities of refuge, which you will give them for a manslayer to flee there; and you shall also give them forty-two cities in addition to these. 7 So all the cities you shall give the Levites shall be forty-eight, along with their grazing lands. 8 Now concerning the cities you shall give the Levites from the possession of the children of Israel: from the larger tribes you shall give many cities, and from the smaller ones you shall give fewer. In proportion to its inheritance, each tribe shall give from its inheritance some of its cities to the Levites.”
Cities of Refuge
9 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘You shall cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 11 and you shall separate cities for yourselves to be cities of refuge, for any manslayer who kills someone involuntarily to flee there. 12 These shall be cities of refuge for you from the avenger of blood, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation for judgment. 13 So the cities you give shall be six cities of refuge for you. 14 You shall designate three cities beyond the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan. 15 These cities shall be places of refuge for the children of Israel, and for the resident alien and the sojourner among you, that anyone who kills someone involuntarily may flee there as a place of refuge. 16 But if anyone should strike someone with an iron tool, and that one dies, he is a murderer; so let the murderer be put to death. 17 Also if anyone should strike someone with a stone from his hand by which that one could die, and that one does die, he is a murderer; so let the murderer be put to death. 18 Or if anyone should strike someone with a wooden tool by which that one could die, and that one does die, he is a murderer; so let the murderer be put to death. 19 The avenger of blood himself shall kill the murderer; and whenever he meets him, he shall kill him. 20 Or if anyone should shove someone because of enmity, or should throw any tool at him from an ambush, and that one dies, 21 or if anyone should strike someone in anger with his hand, and that one dies, let the one who killed him be put to death. He is a murderer. So let the murderer be put to death. The avenger of blood shall kill the murderer when he meets him.
22 ‘However, if anyone should shove someone unexpectedly, but not because of enmity, or throw any tool at him, but not from an ambush, 23 or is working with any stone by which that one could die, and he threw it at him unknowingly, and that one dies, but he was not his enemy, nor was he seeking to harm him, 24 then the congregation shall judge between the manslayer and the avenger of blood based on these judgments. 25 So the congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall return him to the city of refuge where he fled; and he shall live there until the high priest whom they anointed with the holy oil should die. 26 But if the manslayer should go outside the boundaries of the city where he fled, 27 and the avenger of blood should find him outside the boundaries of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood kills the manslayer, he is not liable. 28 So let him live in his city of refuge until the high priest should die; then after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession. 29 So these things shall be ordinances of judgment for you throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.
30 ‘Whoever takes a life, the murderer shall be put to death on the testimony of witnesses; but a single witness is not sufficient testimony for the death penalty. 31 Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer subject to the death penalty, for he shall be put to death. 32 Also you shall accept no ransom from one who fled to one of the cities of refuge, that he may again return to dwell in the land before the death of the high priest. 33 So you shall not defile with murder the land in which you dwell; for blood defiles the land, and there is no atonement for the land from the blood shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it. 34 Therefore do not defile the land on which you dwell and on which I shall pitch My tabernacle among you; for I am the Lord who tabernacles among the children of Israel.’ ”
Inheritance Laws for Women
1 Now the rulers from the tribe of the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, from the tribe of the sons of Joseph, came near and spoke before Moses and Eleazar the priest and before the rulers of the paternal houses of the children of Israel. 2 So they said, “The Lord commanded our lord to give the land of the inheritance by lot to the sons of Israel, and the Lord ordered our lord to give the inheritance of our brother Zelophehad to his daughters. 3 Now if they should marry someone from the tribes of the sons of Israel, their allotment would be taken from the possession of our fathers, and be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry; so it would be taken from the portion of our inheritance. 4 But if the Remission of the children of Israel should come, their inheritance would be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry; and their inheritance would be taken away from the inheritance of our father’s tribe.”
5 Then Moses commanded the children of Israel through the ordinance of the Lord, saying, “Thus speaks the tribe of the sons of Joseph. 6 This is the word the Lord orders concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘Let them marry whom they think best, but they may marry only within their father’s tribe.’ 7 So the inheritance for the children of Israel shall not go around from tribe to tribe, because each of the sons of Israel shall be attached to the inheritance of his father’s tribe. 8 And every daughter who enters upon an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel shall marry someone from her father’s tribe, that each of the sons of Israel may possess his paternal inheritance. 9 Thus no inheritance shall go around from one tribe to another, but each of the sons of Israel shall be attached to his own inheritance.” 10 So in the manner the Lord ordered Moses, the daughters of Zelophehad did; 11 and Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, Noah, and Mahlah, the daughters of Zelophehad, married their cousins. 12 They were married into the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of their father’s family.
13 These are the commandments, the ordinances, and the judgments the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses, west of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho.
1 For the End; concerning understanding; by David;
2 When Doeg the Edomite came and reported to Saul and said, “David went to the house of Abimelech.”
3 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man,
And in lawlessness all the day long?
4 Your tongue devises wrongdoing;
You work deceit like a sharpened razor.
5 You love evil rather than good,
Wickedness rather than speaking righteousness.
6 You love all the words of destruction;
You love a deceitful tongue.
7 Therefore, God shall destroy you completely;
He shall pluck you up and remove you from your dwelling,
And uproot you from the land of the living.
8 The righteous also shall see and fear,
And shall laugh at him, saying,
9 “Behold, this man did not make God his helper,
But hoped in the abundance of his riches;
And he was made powerful in his vanity.”
10 But I am like a fruitful olive tree in the house of God;
I hope in God’s mercy
Forever and unto ages of ages.
11 I will give thanks to You forever for what You did,
And I will wait on Your name;
For it is good in the sight of Your holy ones.
1 Deceitful scales are an abomination before the Lord,
But a righteous weight is acceptable to Him.
2 Wherever arrogance enters, there also is dishonor,
But the mouth of the humble meditates on wisdom.
3 When a righteous man dies, he leaves regret,
But the destruction of the ungodly is immediate and brings joy.
4 Righteousness cuts straight and blameless paths,
But ungodliness embraces wrongdoing.
5 The righteousness of upright men delivers them,
But lawless men are taken to their destruction.
30 Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught.
31 And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.
32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.
33 But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him.
34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.
35 When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late.
36 “Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat.”
37 But He answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?”
38 But He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.”
39 Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass.
40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties.
41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all.
42 So they all ate and were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish.
44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.
Jesus Walks on the Sea
45 Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away.
46 And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray.
47 Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land.
48 Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.
49 And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out;
50 for they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
51 Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled.
52 For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened.
Many Touch Him and Are Made Well
53 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and anchored there.
54 And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him,
55 ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was.56 Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.