Day 121 of the Holy Bible One Year Challenge. Joshua finishes dividing up the land. Jesus turns water into wine; his first miracle.
John 2: 1-25
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Land for Simeon
Then Joshua gave all the families in the tribe of Simeon their share of the land. The land they got was inside the area that belonged to Judah. 2 This is the land that was given to that tribe: Beersheba (also called Sheba), Moladah,
3 Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem, 4 Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 5 Ziklag, Beth Mar- caboth, Hazar Susah, 6 Beth Lebaoth and Sharuhen. In all, there were 13 towns with the villages around them. 7 They also got the towns of Ain, Rim- mon, Ether and Ashan. There were four towns with all the villages around them. 8 They also got all the villages around the cities as far as Baalath Beer (Ramah in the Negev).
So this was the area that was given to the tribe of Simeon. Each family got its land. 9 Simeon’s share of land was within the area that Judah got. The people of Judah had more land than they needed, so the people of Simeon got part of their land.
Land for Zebu lun
10 The next tribe to get their land was Zebulun. Each family in Zebulun got the land that was promised to them.
The border of Zebulun went as far as Sarid. 11 Then the border went west to Maralah and just touched Dabbesheth. Then it went along the ravine near Jokneam. 12 Then the border turned to the east. It went from Sarid to Kisloth Tabor. Then it went on to Daberath and to Japhia. 13 Then the border continued to the east to Gath Hepher and Eth Kazin. It ended at Rimmon. Then it turned and went to Neah. 14 At Neah the border turned again, went north to Hannathon and then continued to the Valley of Iphtah El. 15 Inside this border were the cities of Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah and Bethlehem. In all, there were twelve towns with the villages around them.
16 So these are the towns with all the villages around them that were given to Zebulun. Each family in Zebulun got its part of the land.
Land for Issachar
17 The fourth part of the land was given to the tribe of Issachar. Each family in that tribe got its part of the land. 18 This is the land that was given to that tribe: Jezreel, Kesulloth, Shunem,
19 Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath,
20 Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 21 Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah and Beth Pazzez. 22 The border of their land touched Tabor, Shahazumah and Beth Shemesh. It ended at the Jordan River. In all, there were 16 towns with the villages around them.23 These cities and towns were part of the land that was given to the tribe of Issachar. Each family got its part of the land.
Land for Asher
24 The fifth part of land was given to the tribe of Asher. Each family in that tribe got its part of the land. 25 This is the land that was given to that tribe:
Helkath, Hali, Beten, Acshaph, 26 Allam- melech, Amad and Mishal. The western border continued to Mount Carmel and Shihor Libnath. 27 Then the border turned to the east. It went to Beth Dagon. The border touched Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah El. Then it went north of Beth Emek and Neiel. It passed north of Cabul. 28 Then the border went to Abdon,* Rehob, Ham- mon and Kanah. It continued to the Greater Sidon area. 29 Then the border went back south to Ramah. It continued to the strong city of Tyre. Then the border turned and went to Hosah. It ended at the sea, near Aczib, 30 Ummah, Aphek and Rehob. In all, there were 22 towns with the villages around them.
31 These cities with the villages around them were given to the tribe of Asher. Each family in that tribe got its share of the land.
Land for Naphtali
32 The sixth part of land was given to the tribe of Naphtali. Each family in that tribe got its share of the land.
33 The border of their land started at
the large tree near Zaanannim. This is near Heleph. Then the border went through Adami Nekeb and Jabneel. It continued to Lakkum and ended at the Jordan River. 34 Then the border went to the west through Aznoth Tabor. It ended at Hukkok. The southern border touched Zebulun and the west- ern border touched Asher. The border went to Judah, at the Jordan River to the east. 35 There were some very strong cities inside these borders. They were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth, 36 Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 37 Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor, 38 Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath and Beth Shemesh. In all, there were 19 towns with the villages around them.
39 These cities with the villages around them were given to the tribe of Naphtali. Each family in that tribe got its land.
Land for Dan
40 Then land was given to the tribe of Dan. Each family in that tribe got its land. 41 This is the land that was given
Land for Joshua
49 So the leaders finished dividing the land and giving it to the different tribes. After they finished, all the Israelites decided to give Joshua son of Nun some land too. This was land that was promised to him. 50 The LORD had commanded that he get this land. So they gave Joshua the town of Timnath Serah† in the hill country of Ephraim. This was the town that Joshua told them he wanted. He built the town stronger and lived there.
51 All these lands were given to the different tribes of Israel. Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the leaders of each tribe met together at Shiloh to divide the land. They met before the LORD at the entrance of the Meeting Tent. So they finished dividing the land.
to them: 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 area near Joppa.
Cities of Safety
47 But the people of Dan had trouble taking their land. There were strong enemies there, and the people of Dan could not easily defeat them. So the people of Dan went to the northern part of Israel and fought against Laish. They defeated Laish and killed the people who lived there. So the people of Dan lived in the town of Laish. They changed the name to Dan because that was the name of the father of their tribe. 48 All these cities with the villages around them were given to the tribe of Dan. Each family got its share of the land.
Then the LORD said to Joshua:
2 “Through Moses, I told you to choose some cities to be cities of safety. 3 Anyone who kills someone accidentally can go to a city of safety to hide from the relatives who want to kill him.
4 “If you accidentally kill someone and
you run away to one of those cities, you must stop at the entrance of the city and tell the leaders of the people what happened. Then the leaders can allow you to enter the city. They will give you a place to live among them. 5 If someone chases you and follows you to that city, the leaders of the city must not give you up. They must protect you because you came to them for safety after killing someone by accident, not out of anger. You did not plan to kill the person. 6 You should stay in that city until the court has judged you and until the high priest dies. Then you may go back to your home town.”
7 So the Israelites chose some cities to be called cities of safety. These are the cities: Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali; Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim; Kiriath Arba (Hebron) in the hill country of Judah; 8 Bezer, east of the Jordan River across from Jericho, in the desert area in the land of Reuben; Ramoth in Gilead in the land of Gad; and Golan in Bashan in the land of Manasseh.
9 All Israelites or any immigrants living among them who killed someone by accident were allowed to run away to one of these cities of safety. They could be safe there and not be killed by anyone chasing them. The court in that city would judge them.
Towns for Priests and Levites
The family rulers of the Levite tribe went to talk to Eleazar the
priest, to Joshua son of Nun and to the rulers of the other tribes of Israel. 2 At Shiloh in the land of Canaan, the Levite rulers said to them, “The LORD gave Moses a command. He commanded that you give us towns to live in and that you give us fields where our animals can eat.” 3 So the Israelites obeyed this command from the LORD and gave the Levites these towns and the land around them for their animals:
4 The Kohath family groups were descendants of Aaron the priest from the tribe of Levi. Part of the Kohath family was given 13 towns in the areas that be- longed to Judah, Simeon and Benjamin. 5 The other Kohath families were given ten towns in the areas that be- longed to Ephraim, Dan and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
6 The people from the Gershon family were given 13 towns. These towns were in the areas that belonged to Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and the half-tribe of Manasseh that was in Bashan.
7 The people from the Merari family were given twelve towns. These towns came from the areas that belonged to Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.
8 So the Israelites gave the Levites these towns and the fields around them, just as the LORD had told Moses.
9 These are the names of the towns that were in the areas that belonged to Judah and Simeon. 10 The first choice of towns was given to the Levites from the Kohath family group. 11 They gave them the town of Kiriath Arba, named for a man named Arba, the father of Anak. It is now known as Hebron. They also gave them some fields near the town for their animals. 12 But the fields and the small towns around the city of Kiriath Arba be- longed to Caleb son of Jephunneh. 13 So they gave the city of Hebron to Aaron’s descendants. It was a city of safety. They also gave Aaron’s descendants the towns of Libnah, 14 Jattir, Eshtemoa, 15 Holon, Debir, 16 Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh. They also gave them some of the fields near these towns for their animals. These nine towns were from the two tribes of Judah and Simeon.
17 The Israelites also gave Aaron’s descendants cities that belonged to the tribe of Benjamin. These cities were Gibeon, Geba, 18 Anathoth, and Almon. They gave them these four towns and some of the fields near the towns for their animals. 19 In all, they gave 13 towns to the priests, the descendants of Aaron. They also gave them some fields near each town for their animals.
John 2: 1-25
The Wedding at Cana
Three days later, there was a wed- ding in the town of Cana in Galilee,
and Jesus’ mother was there. 2 Jesus and his followers were also invited. 3 At the wedding there was not enough wine, so Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” 4 Jesus answered, “Mother, why are you telling me this? The right time for me has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do what he tells you.”
6 There were six stone water jars there that were used by the Jews in their washing ceremonies.* Each one held about 80 to 120 litres.
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the top.
8 Then he said to them, “Now dip some out and take it to the man in charge of the feast.”
So they did what he said. 9 Then the man in charge tasted it, but the water had become wine. He did not know where the wine had come from, but the servants who brought the water knew. He called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “People always serve the best wine first. Later, when the guests are drunk, they serve the cheaper wine. But you have saved the best wine until now.”
11 This was the first of all the miraculous signs Jesus did. He did it in the town of Cana in Galilee. By this he showed his divine greatness, and his followers be- lieved in him.
12 Then Jesus went to the town of Capernaum. His mother and brothers and his followers went with him. They all stayed there for a few days.
Jesus at the Temple
(Matt. 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46)
13 It was almost time for the Jewish Passover, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. 14 There in the Temple area he saw men selling cattle, sheep and doves. He saw others sitting at tables, exchanging and trading people’s money. 15 Jesus made a whip with some pieces of rope and chased all the sheep and cattle out of the Temple area. He turned over the tables of the money traders and scattered their money. 16 Then he said to those who were selling pigeons, “Take these things out of here! Don’t make my Father’s house a place for buying and selling!”
17 This caused his followers to remember these words written in the Scriptures:
My love for your Temple will destroy me!
18 Some Jews said to Jesus, “Show us a miracle as a sign from God. Prove that you have the right to do these things.”
19 Jesus answered, “Destroy this temple and I will build it again in three days.”
20 They answered, “People worked 46
years to build this Temple! Do you really believe you can build it again in three days?”
21 But when Jesus said “this temple”,
he was talking about his own body. 22 After he was raised from death, his followers remembered that he had said this. So they believed the Scriptures, and they believed what Jesus said.
Jesus and Nicodemus
23 Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover festival. Many people believed in him because they saw the miraculous signs he did there. 24 But Jesus did not trust them, because he knew how all people think. 25 He did not need anyone
Psalm 54: 1-7
God, use your power and save me.
Use your great power to set me free.
2 God, listen to my prayer. Listen to what I say.
3 Strangers who don’t even think about God have turned against me. Those powerful men are trying to kill me. Selah
4 Look, my God will help me. My Lord will support me.
5 He will punish the people who turned against me. God, be faithful to me and destroy them.
6 LORD, I will give freewill offerings to you. I will praise your good name.
7 You saved me from all my troubles. I saw my enemies defeated.
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