What The Bible Really says 2018 – Day 53: Num 34-36; Luke 4

Num 34-36; Luke 4

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The following text is from the English Standard Version.

Num 34-36

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
‘Command the people of Israel, and say to them, When you enter the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan as defined by its borders),
your south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin alongside Edom, and your southern border shall run from the end of the Salt Sea on the east.
And your border shall turn south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and cross to Zin, and its limit shall be south of Kadesh-barnea. Then it shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass along to Azmon.
And the border shall turn from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and its limit shall be at the sea.
‘For the western border, you shall have the Great Sea and its coast. This shall be your western border.
‘This shall be your northern border: from the Great Sea you shall draw a line to Mount Hor.
From Mount Hor you shall draw a line to Lebo-hamath, and the limit of the border shall be at Zedad.
Then the border shall extend to Ziphron, and its limit shall be at Hazar-enan. This shall be your northern border.
‘You shall draw a line for your eastern border from Hazar-enan to Shepham.
And the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain. And the border shall go down and reach to the shoulder of the Sea of Chinnereth on the east.
And the border shall go down to the Jordan, and its limit shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land as defined by its borders all around.”
Moses commanded the people of Israel, saying, ”This is the land that you shall inherit by lot, which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe.
For the tribe of the people of Reuben by fathers’ houses and the tribe of the people of Gad by their fathers’ houses have received their inheritance, and also the half-tribe of Manasseh.
The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan east of Jericho, toward the sunrise.”
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
‘These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun.
You shall take one chief from every tribe to divide the land for inheritance.
These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Of the tribe of the people of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.
Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.
Of the tribe of the people of Dan a chief, Bukki the son of Jogli.
Of the people of Joseph: of the tribe of the people of Manasseh a chief, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
And of the tribe of the people of Ephraim a chief, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
Of the tribe of the people of Zebulun a chief, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.
Of the tribe of the people of Issachar a chief, Paltiel the son of Azzan.
And of the tribe of the people of Asher a chief, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.
Of the tribe of the people of Naphtali a chief, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.
These are the men whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance for the people of Israel in the land of Canaan.”
The LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,
‘Command the people of Israel to give to the Levites some of the inheritance of their possession as cities for them to dwell in. And you shall give to the Levites pasturelands around the cities.
The cities shall be theirs to dwell in, and their pasturelands shall be for their cattle and for their livestock and for all their beasts.
The pasturelands of the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city outward a thousand cubits all around.
And you shall measure, outside the city, on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the middle. This shall belong to them as pastureland for their cities.
The cities that you give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, where you shall permit the manslayer to flee, and in addition to them you shall give forty-two cities.
All the cities that you give to the Levites shall be forty-eight, with their pasturelands.
And as for the cities that you shall give from the possession of the people of Israel, from the larger tribes you shall take many, and from the smaller tribes you shall take few; each, in proportion to the inheritance that it inherits, shall give of its cities to the Levites.”
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
‘Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
then you shall select cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person without intent may flee there.
The cities shall be for you a refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation for judgment.
And the cities that you give shall be your six cities of refuge.
You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities in the land of Canaan, to be cities of refuge.
These six cities shall be for refuge for the people of Israel, and for the stranger and for the sojourner among them, that anyone who kills any person without intent may flee there.
‘But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.
And if he struck him down with a stone tool that could cause death, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.
Or if he struck him down with a wooden tool that could cause death, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.
The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death.
And if he pushed him out of hatred or hurled something at him, lying in wait, so that he died,
or in enmity struck him down with his hand, so that he died, then he who struck the blow shall be put to death. He is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.
‘But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or hurled anything on him without lying in wait
or used a stone that could cause death, and without seeing him dropped it on him, so that he died, though he was not his enemy and did not seek his harm,
then the congregation shall judge between the manslayer and the avenger of blood, in accordance with these rules.
And the congregation shall rescue the manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he had fled, and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
But if the manslayer shall at any time go beyond the boundaries of his city of refuge to which he fled,
and the avenger of blood finds him outside the boundaries of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood kills the manslayer, he shall not be guilty of blood.
For he must remain in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest, but after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return to the land of his possession.
And these things shall be for a statute and rule for you throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.
‘If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death.
And you shall accept no ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may return to dwell in the land before the death of the high priest.
You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.
You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, for I the LORD dwell in the midst of the people of Israel.”
The heads of the fathers’ houses of the clan of the people of Gilead the son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the clans of the people of Joseph, came near and spoke before Moses and before the chiefs, the heads of the fathers’ houses of the people of Israel.
They said, ”The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the people of Israel, and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters.
But if they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the people of Israel, then their inheritance will be taken from the inheritance of our fathers and added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry. So it will be taken away from the lot of our inheritance.
And when the jubilee of the people of Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry, and their inheritance will be taken from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”
And Moses commanded the people of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, ”The tribe of the people of Joseph is right.
This is what the LORD commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, ‘Let them marry whom they think best, only they shall marry within the clan of the tribe of their father.
The inheritance of the people of Israel shall not be transferred from one tribe to another, for every one of the people of Israel shall hold on to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
And every daughter who possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the people of Israel shall be wife to one of the clan of the tribe of her father, so that every one of the people of Israel may possess the inheritance of his fathers.
So no inheritance shall be transferred from one tribe to another, for each of the tribes of the people of Israel shall hold on to its own inheritance.”’
The daughters of Zelophehad did as the LORD commanded Moses,
for Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to sons of their father’s brothers.
They were married into the clans of the people of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of their father’s clan.
These are the commandments and the rules that the LORD commanded through Moses to the people of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.

Luke 4

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness
for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.
The devil said to him, ”If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
And Jesus answered him, ”It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.”’
And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,
and said to him, ”To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.
If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.”
And Jesus answered him, ”It is written, ”’You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.”’
And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, ”If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
for it is written, ”’He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’
and ”’On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”’
And Jesus answered him, ”It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.”’
And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country.
And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.
And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
And he began to say to them, ”Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, ”Is not this Joseph’s son?”
And he said to them, ”Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.”
And he said, ”Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.
But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land,
and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath.
And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff.
But passing through their midst, he went away.
And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath,
and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority.
And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,
‘Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God.”
But Jesus rebuked him, saying, ”Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm.
And they were all amazed and said to one another, ”What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!”
And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf.
And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.
Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.
And demons also came out of many, crying, ”You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them,
but he said to them, ”I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”
And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

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