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2 June, 2015 20:05

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Day 153

The 300 Day Bible – 153

The Teaching

Numbers Chapter 36

1 And the heads of the fathers’ houses of the family of the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spoke before Moses, and before the princes, the heads of the fathers’ houses of the sons of Israel; 2 and they said:

‘Jehovah commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the sons of Israel; and my lord was commanded by Jehovah to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters. 3 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the sons of Israel, then will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong; so will it be taken away from the lot of our inheritance. 4 And when the jubilee of the sons of Israel shall be, then will their inheritance be added unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong; so will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.’

5 And Moses commanded the sons of Israel according to the word of Jehovah, saying:

‘The tribe of the sons of Joseph speaketh right. 6 This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying: Let them be married to whom they think best; only into the family of the tribe of their father shall they be married. 7 So shall no inheritance of the sons of Israel remove from tribe to tribe; for the sons of Israel shall cleave every one to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. 8 And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the sons of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the sons of Israel may possess every man the inheritance of his fathers. 9 So shall no inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; for the tribes of the sons of Israel shall cleave each one to its own inheritance.’ 10 Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad. 11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their father’s brothers’ sons. 12 They were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father. 13 These are the commandments and the ordinances, which sons commanded by the hand of Moses unto the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. {P}

The Preaching

Isaiah Chapter 6

1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw my Lord sitting upon a throne high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. 2 Above Him stood the seraphim; each one had six wings: with twain he covered his face and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3 And one called unto another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of Hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory. 4 And the posts of the door were moved at the voice of them that called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 Then said I: Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts. 6 Then flew unto me one of the seraphim, with a glowing stone in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar; 7 and he touched my mouth with it, and said: Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin expiated. 8 And I heard the voice of my Lord, saying:

Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?

Then I said:

‘Here am I; send me.’

9 And He said:

‘Go, and tell this people: hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, and understanding with their heart, return, and be healed.’

11 Then said I:

‘My Lord, how long?’

And He answered:

‘Until cities be waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land become utterly waste, 12 And Jehovah have removed men far away, and the forsaken places be many in the midst of the land. 13 And if there be yet a tenth in it, it shall again be eaten up; as a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stock remaineth, when they cast their leaves, so the holy seed shall be the stock thereof.’ {P}

The Writing

Proverbs Chapter 3

1 My son, forget not my teaching; but let thy heart keep my commandments;
2 For length of days, and years of life, and peace, will they add to thee.
3 Let not kindness and truth forsake thee; {N}
bind them about thy neck, write them upon the table of thy heart;
4 So shalt thou find grace and good favour in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear Jehovah, and depart from evil;
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9 Honour Jehovah with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase;
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy vats shall overflow with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah, neither spurn thou His correction;
12 For whom Jehovah loveth He correcteth, {N}
even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that obtaineth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy is every one that holdest her fast. {P}

19 Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.
20 By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion;
22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, and thou shalt not dash thy foot.
24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid; yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
25 Be not afraid of sudden terror, neither of the destruction of the wicked, when it cometh;
26 For Jehovah will be thy confidence, and will keep thy foot from being caught.
27 Withhold not good from him to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it.
28 Say not unto thy neighbour:

‘Go, and come again, and to-morrow I will give’;

when thou hast it by thee.
29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
31 Envy thou not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.
32 For the perverse is an abomination to Jehovah; but His counsel is with the upright.
33 The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; but He blesseth the habitation of the righteous.
34 If it concerneth the scorners, He scorneth them, but unto the humble He giveth grace.
35 The wise shall inherit honour; but as for the fools, they carry away shame. {P}

The Witness

2 Peter 2

1 But in the world, there have been also false prophets, as there will likewise be false teachers among you, who will bring in destructive heresies, denying my Lord that bought them; thus bringing on themselves swift destruction.
2 And many will go after their profaneness; on account of whom, the way of truth will be reproached.
3 And, in the cupidity of raving words, they will make merchandise of you: whose judgment, of a long time, is not idle; and their destruction slumbereth not.
4 For, if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to the infernal regions in chains of darkness, and delivered them up to be kept unto the judgment of torture,
5 and spared not the former world, but preserved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the wicked;
6 [and] burned up the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and condemned them by an overthrow, making them a demonstration to the wicked who should come after them;
7 and also delivered righteous Lot, who was tormented with the filthy conduct of the lawless;
8 for that upright man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing from day to day, was distressed in his righteous soul by their lawless deeds;
9 My Lord knoweth how to rescue from afflictions those who fear him; and he will reserve the wicked for the day of judgment to be tormented,
10 and especially them who go after the flesh in the lusts of pollution, and despise government. Daring and arrogant, they shudder not with awe while they blaspheme;
11 whereas angels, greater than they in might and valor, bring not against them a reproachful denunciation.
12 But these, like the dumb beasts that by nature are for slaughter and corruption, while reviling the things they know not, will perish in their own corruption;
13 they being persons with whom iniquity is the reward of iniquity, and by them rioting in the daytime is accounted delightful; defiled and full of spots [are they], indulging themselves at their ease, while they give themselves up to pleasure;
14 having eyes that are full of adultery, and sins that never end; seducing unstable souls; and having a heart exercised in cupidity; children of malediction:
15 and, having left the way of rectitude, they have wandered and gone in the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of iniquity,
16 and who had for the reprover of his transgression a dumb ass, which, speaking with the speech of men, rebuked the madness of the prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds driven by a tempest, persons for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness.
18 For, while they utter astonishing vanity, they seduce, with obscene lusts of the flesh, them who have almost abandoned these that walk in error.
19 And they promise them liberty, while they themselves are the slaves of corruption: for, by whatever thing a man is vanquished, to that is he enslaved.
20 For if, when they have escaped the pollutions of the world by the knowledge of my Lord and Redeemer Jesus Messiah, they become again involved in the same, and are vanquished, their latter state is worse than the former.
21 For it would have been better for them, not to have known the way of righteousness, than after having known [it], to turn back from the holy commandment that was delivered to them.
22 But the true proverb hath happened to them: the dog returneth to his vomit and the sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

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