Mar 22c


Psalm 106

16  They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

17  The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

18  And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.

19  They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

20  Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

21  They forgat God their Saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;

22  Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.

23  Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, lest He should destroy them.

24  Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not His word:

25  But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.

26  Therefore He lifted up His hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:

27  To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

28  They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

29  Thus they provoked Him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.

30  Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.

31  And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.

32  They angered Him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:

33  Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

Psalm 135

1 ¶  Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise Him, O ye servants of the LORD.

2  Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,

3  Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto His name; for it is pleasant.

4  For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure.

5 ¶  For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

6  Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

7  He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth the wind out of His treasuries.

8  Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.

9  Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.

10  Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;

11  Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:

12  And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel His people.

13  Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.

14  For the LORD will judge His people, and He will repent Himself concerning His servants.

15 ¶  The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

16  They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

17  They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18  They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

19  Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:

20  Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.


Israel crossed into Canaan in 1422 B.C., King Saul started to reign in 1065 B.C. (357 yrs)

Israel prepares to cross over into Canaan, April 4,1422

Joshua 1

1 ¶  Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,

2  Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

3  Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

4  From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

5  There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

6  Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

7  Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses My servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

8  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

9  Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.


Rahab hides the spies, April 6, 1422 B.C.

Joshua 2

1 ¶  And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

2  And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.

3  And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.

4  And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:

5  And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

6  But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

7  And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.

8 ¶  And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

9  And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

10  For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

11  And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

12  Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father’s house, and give me a true token:

13  And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.

14  And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

15  Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.

16  And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.

17  And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

18  Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.

19  And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.

20  And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

21  And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.

Spies hid for three days, April 7-9, 1422

22 ¶  And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

23  So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that befell them:

24  And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.


Joshua gives instructions to the people, April 7-9, 1422


10 ¶  Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

11  Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.

12  And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,

13  Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.

14  Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;

15  Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as He hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD’S servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.

16 ¶  And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.

17  According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as He was with Moses.

18  Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.


Preparations to cross the Jordan, April 6, 1422

Joshua 3

1 ¶  And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.


The importance of the Ark, April 9, 1422

2  And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;

3  And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.

4  Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.

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