03/26/2018 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25, Luke 7:11-35, Psalms 68:19-35, Proverbs 11:29-31

Today is the 26th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is a pleasure to be here with you today as we launch into our work week. We had a great time in Kentucky yesterday in Louisville at New Song Christian Fellowship. Thank you all for coming out and saying hi. And it’s good to be back in the rolling hills of Tennessee. I mean, the rolling hills of Kentucky aren’t that far from the rolling hills of Tennessee, so it was good to be in this area. And now, by way of modern technology, it’s great to be wherever it is that we are. And then move our way through the Scriptures. So, today we’ll read from Deuteronomy chapter 5 and chapter 6. And Moses has moved to his second discourse and we’re reviewing still some of the law. We’re reading from the Common English Bible this week.


Alright. So, on a number of occasions we have talked about apocalyptic worldviews. And by way of reminder, an apocalyptic worldview is sort of the understanding that the world is headed somewhere. And that somewhere will probably be catastrophic. But out of that difficulty and catastrophe something new will be reborn. Some people will laterally look at this that the world is gonna end. Like the world is going to come to a close but something new will be reborn out of that. And some people get it now spiritually like difficulty. Spiritual darkness will cover this earth, but something new will be reborn. Most people just kind of combine the two, like the world is headed somewhere. But to get to where it’s going, there will be some difficulties in the meantime. Like Jesus would say it’s like childbirth. It’s like the labor pains to give new life. And I keep bringing this up from time to time because we keep running into it. And understanding that we generally hold this view and this view was the common view in the time of Jesus. And John the Baptist helps us understand Jesus ministry. So, when we’re reading in the gospel of Luke, John has been put in prison. He’s expecting something to happen because his message of repentance had an apocalyptic nature to it. And along with that worldview, along with that understanding, along with that message comes expectations. The one or the anointed one or the Messiah brought certain expectations along with it. So, when John preaches the kingdom of God is at hand, we see that he has certain expectations. When Jesus preaches the same message, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, he’s speaking into this, but he’s speaking of something different than what everyone is expecting. So, John sends his disciples to come to Jesus to simply ask, are you the guy, right? Are you the one who was coming? Can you confirm this for us or is it someone else that we should be waiting for? Why ask a question like that if you don’t have expectations? And those expectations included amassing a covert revolt that would have a snowball effect and raise up the many to revolt and throw off the oppression that they felt and restore the land to Go,d that would have a snowball effect in the world to bring about the end and the beginning. So, understanding that backdrop helps us understand Jesus response. Jesus tells John’s disciples to go back to John and tell him what they’ve seen and what they’ve heard. What’s been going on. Those who are blind are able to see, those who are crippled can walk, people with skin diseases are cleansed, those who are deaf can hear, those who were dead are raised up, the good news is preached to the poor. When Jesus began his ministry, he opened up the scroll from the book of Isaiah and declared that he was fulfilling prophecy. The prophecy was, the Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and the recovering of sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are bruised. So, Jesus is effectively telling John’s disciples, I’m doing exactly what I came to do and what I’m doing is bringing God’s kingdom. This isn’t about fighting against the Roman empire. This is about destroying evil in the world and replacing it with light and life and good news. And I’m doing that among the people who need it most. The irony is that this is what eventually gets Jesus killed. The people who were against Jesus in the end, they’re looking for things. They’re looking for ways. They’re plotting against him, they’re watching. They can’t find what they need to be able to put him to death and so eventually they accuse him of blasphemy, which is enough to get him killed under Mosaic law but not under Roman law. And, so, then they accuse him of insurrection, right? Claiming to be the king of the Jews, which would be an act of uprising against Rome. And when we read the passion narrative, we see that it’s pretty murky at best because that’s exactly what Jesus isn’t doing. That’s actually completely twisted. They’re looking for someone to raise up an insurrection. Jesus has all of the identifiers and he’s gaining more and more momentum among the people, but they cannot co-opt him into doing these things so then they accuse him of those things in order to get him executed. And what Jesus was saying all along is the kingdom of heaven is at hand. It is among you. It is within you. It is happening. It is happening now. And it happens every time light replaces darkness. And so once again, we get the opportunity to look at our own lives and say, are we waiting for the same thing? Are we waiting for Jesus to return and raise up a banner that fights against evil and he does this with a big sword and a white horse and all kinds of stuff goes on that’s very bloody and difficult? Or can we realize what Jesus has been saying all along that we are a part of this. And this battle is a bigger battle than swinging a sword or shooting a gun. It’s a battle between darkness and light. And every time we step into the breach and bring light into the darkness, the kingdom is coming. The kingdom is shining through. Something to think about today as we go back to work, as we get busy into our week. As we have this shiny sparkly week that we’re headed into. Are we going to bring the kingdom? Are we going to live in the kingdom? Are we going to participate in bringing light and life and good news everywhere that we plant our feet? Or will we be perpetuating the darkness? And to cut to the chase on that, how we live into this week will speak whether we are for or against the kingdom of heaven that Jesus is talking about. We will declare this with every thought, word and deed of our lives. May we bring the kingdom this week.


Holy Spirit, we have no way of doing that on our own without Your collaboration, without Your participation. And, so, first and foremost, we surrender ourselves to You. And we listen to the words of Moses and we seek to love You with all of our heart, mind and strength, acknowledging that we can’t even do that without Your help. So, we surrender. That’s what we do. We surrender, saying we’re not capable of doing this on our own. We can’t just be good little boys and girls. We need Your power. We need Your anointing. We need Your help. You’ve invited us into a mighty cosmic battle between good and evil. And without Your power, without Your presence, we can’t do this. But Your power and Your presence are available all of the time. So, come, Holy Spirit. Make us aware that we are in a mighty struggle but we are in a beautiful collaboration. Come, Jesus, we pray. In Your name. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

To God be the glory for this community and thank you Brian, Jill and team for all you do. God bless you. Family let’s pray. Father God, you reign supreme over all and we acknowledge you as our source of life and everything good that life has to offer. We bring before your throne of grace Lord children who do not know the love of a biological father and ask that you provide father mentors and father figures who will draw them to your Lord. We pray that you would provide to them in a way that would glorify and draw others to you. We pray that you help us in this community to be salt and light to those children around us and to continue lifting them up to You Father our protector, our uncle, our papa. We pray for children among us who are having health challenges; Madison, Emmanuel, Kingston, AJ, Ezra, McKenzie, and so many others Lord who __ will not allow me to name but You know them Father. You heard the prayer request and know the heart cries of the parents, relatives, and friends who call in. And we know Lord, that you have a plan for each situation. We ask that you help us to fully trust you for the care of these children and help us to be your hands and feet to make life safe and protected for these children. Please be with Lydia’s 22-year-old daughter who’s having tough life struggles and needs to foster healthy relationships. Also, be with Rob’s granddaughter who was separated from her dad. We pray for safety and protection and the best resolution for that situation. Father, we surrender each case to You and ask for your mercy in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family. It’s Nicole from Orlando. It’s March 23rd and I also called to call in today because I really do feel like your family already and I have only been listening for a few short months. I found the DAB at the end of January this year through a business podcast of all places and I immediately started listening because one of my biggest intentions for this year is to reconnect with my spirituality and my faith. And glory to God for like all the tools I needed right where I could find them. It’s been amazing. I absolutely love the Daily Audio Bible and its format listening to God’s word every day is exactly what I needed. And Brian I can hear God speaking to your fatherly voice and thank you so very much for what you do for us every day. And your interpretations afterwards are such a gift. And I really can’t forget about all the callers. You all make me weep with joy and grief all the time and it feels so cleansing to my soul to shed those tears for all of you. And in some way, I feel that all my tears are offered to you is prayers to God for each and every one of you in the joyful times and the sorrowful times. I’m not a new believer but I’ve never really walked in my faith and given it the consistent daily practice that a relationship with God deserves. So, just this past Sunday I rededicated my life to Christ at Calvary Chapel. But all year, since I’ve been seeking a closer relationship with God, God has been healing the broken place in my heart I have felt miracles work deep within me and the Calvary experience is just one of those miracles. I feel this synchronicity with the Lord and with the universe and with all that is tangible right now and I’m in absolute awe. Synchronicity is what I believe God gives us when we start to give up control and lean on Him. And that’s been my word for this whole year, synchronicity. And it’s what lead me to actually register for the More Gathering in April. It’s crazy because I’ve been thinking about a retreat for years and then God put this opportunity right in front of me and pulled me and without fear and am so excited and I can’t wait to meet all the lovely ladies.

Hey everybody. This is Pelham in Birmingham from the Morris clan who is going through some things right now. And I’m calling to thank Afia from Delaware who prayed for me. And I have several other people to thank. And the list is long. And I’ve been told that it’s time to thank. So, Afia, your prayer that came on the 20th that was played in the 20th played at a specific time that became one of the most amazing miracles I’ve ever been a part of my life. It put me on the floor on my face and in total fear of God and in complete knowledge that He was with me and was teaching me something. And your voice and the words you said were a direct conduit from the Holy Spirit to me. Cherry Pie, your prayer that played, not for me, it was for David in Florida, your prayer was so powerful about our community and I want to welcome all the new people to the global campfire. It’s different than anything that’s ever existed in the history of mankind. Welcome. It is the tip of the iceberg of the coming kingdom of God. His networked community of love where we can powerfully lead God, direct, teach, help, and encourage each other. Man, Afia I think I’m saying it right. In my language your name sounds like I’m saying ‘a fire’ but I’m saying it well I dance Afia. You make me laugh my brother. Everybody, I love you. Goodbye.

Hi DABbers this is joyful noise from Southern California. I’m calling in responding to a prompt from God about three or four weeks ago. So, dang, I dropped the ball again darn it. Thank goodness His mercies are renewed each day. This is a letter that I wrote to men. It was like an open letter because I was coming to some realization in how my husband, who God made him to be, and who I was expecting him to be. And who he couldn’t really be for me because, God bless our husbands, they can’t be all things to us. We need girlfriends and we need mentors and we need many other people in our lives. And, so, this is an open letter to husbands. I hope I can get through it quickly. Dear men, we women marvel at you. Yes, we do. We marvel at your innate ability to rush headlong into danger while being laid low by a mere head cold. We marvel at your ability to stay on task with an intensely complicated project at work or forgetting the kids at soccer practice is and always has been Monday night. We are perplexed by your seemingly impervious nature when it comes to personal pain while you struggle immensely when a loved one suffers. In a nutshell, we don’t get you. Your wife’s, your sisters, your daughters, we don’t get you. And we know you don’t get us. And the great mystery of God’s design is, we don’t need too.  You see, our Creator’s blueprint for life is not to get one another but to complement one another. As much as our differences frustrate one another, if we become like you or you like us, we wouldn’t need one another. So, for family, we are man and woman to very __ complementing one another. What you don’t see we will and vice versa. To illustrate this I’m going to ask you to do something. Take your left hand and place it on your left side just over your ribs. This is where your wife comes from and this is where she belongs, at your side to be a companion, helping advisor. For God said in Genesis 2:18, it is not good that a man should be alone I will make him a helper fit for him. We appreciate helping and though we almost always have a different perspective, we appreciate being heard. Finally, we appreciate that you appreciate us. And we women we don’t say it very often but we appreciate you…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday March 26, 2018 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 5-6

Ten Commandments

Moses called out to all Israel, saying to them: “Israel! Listen to the regulations and the case laws that I’m recounting in your hearing right now. Learn them and carefully do them. The Lord our God made a covenant with us at Mount Horeb. The Lord didn’t make this covenant with our ancestors but with us—all of us who are here and alive right now. The Lord spoke with you face-to-face on the mountain from the very fire itself. At that time, I was standing between the Lord and you, declaring to you the Lord’s word, because you were terrified of the fire and didn’t go up on the mountain.”

The Lord said:

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

You must have no other gods before[a] me. Do not make an idol for yourself—no form whatsoever—of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. Do not bow down to them or worship them because I, the Lord your God, am a passionate God. I punish children for their parents’ sins—even to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me. 10 But I am loyal and gracious to the thousandth generation[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.

11 Do not use the Lord your God’s name as if it were of no significance; the Lord won’t forgive anyone who uses his name that way.

12 Keep the Sabbath day and treat it as holy, exactly as the Lord your God commanded: 13 Six days you may work and do all your tasks, 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. Don’t do any work on it—not you, your sons or daughters, your male or female servants, your oxen or donkeys or any of your animals, or the immigrant who is living among you—so that your male and female servants can rest just like you. 15 Remember that you were a slave in Egypt, but the Lord your God brought you out of there with a strong hand and an outstretched arm. That’s why the Lord your God commands you to keep the Sabbath day.

16 Honor your father and your mother, exactly as the Lord your God requires, so that your life will be long and so that things will go well for you on the fertile land that the Lord your God is giving you.

17 Do not kill.[c]

18 Do not commit adultery.

19 Do not steal.

20 Do not testify falsely against your neighbor.

21 Do not desire and try to take your neighbor’s wife.

Do not crave your neighbor’s house, field, male or female servant, ox, donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.

22 Those are the words the Lord spoke to your entire assembly with a loud voice while on the mountain, from the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick smoke. He added no more. God wrote them on two stone tablets, then gave them to me.

Moses’ intercessory role

23 Now once you heard the voice from the darkness while the mountain was blazing with fire, you came to me—more specifically, all the chiefs of your tribes and your elders came— 24 and you said: “Look here! The Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness. We’ve heard his voice come out of the very fire itself. We’ve seen firsthand that God can speak to a human being and they can survive! 25 But why should we die? Surely this massive fire will consume us! If we hear any more of the Lord our God’s voice, we will die. 26 Is there anyone who has heard the living God’s voice speaking out of the very fire itself, like we have, and survived? 27 You go and listen to all that the Lord our God says. Then tell us all that the Lord our God speaks to you. We’ll listen and we’ll do it.”

28 The Lord heard what you said, when you said this to me. The Lord then told me: I heard what the people said when they spoke with you. Everything they suggest is good. 29 If only their minds were like this: always fearing me and keeping all my commandments so that things would go well for them and their children forever! 30 Go and tell them: You may go back to your tents. 31 But you, Moses, must stay here with me. I will tell you all the commandments,[d] the regulations, and the case laws that you must teach the Israelites to do in the land that I am giving them to possess.

32 So you must carefully do exactly what the Lord your God commands you. Don’t deviate even a bit! 33 You must walk the precise path that the Lord your God indicates for you so that you will live, and so that things will go well for you, and so you will extend your time on the land that you will possess.

The great commandment

Now these are the commandments, the regulations, and the case laws that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you to follow in the land you are entering to possess, so that you will fear the Lord your God by keeping all his regulations and his commandments that I am commanding you—both you and your sons and daughters—all the days of your life and so that you will lengthen your life. Listen to them, Israel! Follow them carefully so that things will go well for you and so that you will continue to multiply exactly as the Lord, your ancestors’ God, promised you, in a land full of milk and honey.

Israel, listen! Our God is the Lord! Only the Lord![e]

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting up. Tie them on your hand as a sign. They should be on your forehead as a symbol.[f] Write them on your house’s doorframes and on your city’s gates.

10 Now once the Lord your God has brought you into the land that he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to you—a land that will be full of large and wonderful towns that you didn’t build, 11 houses stocked with all kinds of goods that you didn’t stock, cisterns that you didn’t make, vineyards and olive trees that you didn’t plant—and you eat and get stuffed, 12 watch yourself! Don’t forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 13 Revere the Lord your God, serve him, and take your solemn pledges in his name! 14 Don’t follow other gods, those gods of the people around you— 15 because the Lord your God, who is with you and among you, is a passionate God. The Lord your God’s anger will burn against you, and he will wipe you off the fertile land. 16 Don’t test the Lord your God the way you frustrated him at Massah. 17 You must carefully follow the Lord your God’s commands along with the laws and regulations he has given you. 18 Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight so that things will go well for you and so you will enter and take possession of the wonderful land that the Lord swore to your ancestors, 19 and so the Lord will drive out all your enemies from before you, just as he promised.

The next generation

20 In the future, your children will ask you, “What is the meaning of the laws,[g] the regulations, and the case laws that the Lord our God commanded you?” 21 tell them: We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. But the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 22 Before our own eyes, the Lord performed great and awesome deeds of power[h] against Egypt, Pharaoh, and his entire dynasty. 23 But the Lord brought us out from there so that he could bring us in, giving us the land that he swore to our ancestors. 24 Then the Lord commanded us to perform all these regulations, revering the Lord our God, so that things go well for us always and so we continue to live, as we’re doing right now. 25 What’s more, we will be considered righteous if we are careful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as he commanded us.


  1. Deuteronomy 5:7 Or besides
  2. Deuteronomy 5:10 Or to thousands
  3. Deuteronomy 5:17 Or murder
  4. Deuteronomy 5:31 Heb is singular, commandment (see 6:1).
  5. Deuteronomy 6:4 Or The Lord is our God, the Lord only; or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone; or The Lord our God is one Lord; or The Lord our God, the Lord is one; or The Lord is our God, the Lord is one.
  6. Deuteronomy 6:8 Heb uncertain; cf Exod 13:16; Syr sign or mark; Tg phylacteries
  7. Deuteronomy 6:20 Or What are the laws…?
  8. Deuteronomy 6:22 Or signs and wonders
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Luke 7:11-35

Jesus raises a widow’s son

11 A little later Jesus went to a city called Nain. His disciples and a great crowd traveled with him. 12 As he approached the city gate, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When he saw her, the Lord had compassion for her and said, “Don’t cry.” 14 He stepped forward and touched the stretcher on which the dead man was being carried. Those carrying him stood still. Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you, get up.” 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.

16 Awestruck, everyone praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” 17 This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding region.

John the Baptist and Jesus

18 John’s disciples informed him about all these things. John called two of his disciples 19 and sent them to the Lord. They were to ask him, “Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for someone else?”

20 When they reached Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you. He asks, ‘Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for someone else?’”

21 Right then, Jesus healed many of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and he gave sight to a number of blind people. 22 Then he replied to John’s disciples, “Go, report to John what you have seen and heard. Those who were blind are able to see. Those who were crippled now walk. People with skin diseases are cleansed. Those who were deaf now hear. Those who were dead are raised up. And good news is preached to the poor.[a] 23  Happy is anyone who doesn’t stumble along the way because of me.”

24 After John’s messengers were gone, Jesus spoke to the crowds about John. “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A stalk blowing in the wind? 25  What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in refined clothes? Look, those who dress in fashionable clothes and live in luxury are in royal palaces. 26  What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27  He is the one of whom it’s written: Look, I’m sending my messenger before you, who will prepare your way before you.[b] 28  I tell you that no greater human being has ever been born than John. Yet whoever is least in God’s kingdom is greater than he.” 29 Everyone who heard this, including the tax collectors, acknowledged God’s justice because they had been baptized by John. 30 But the Pharisees and legal experts rejected God’s will for themselves because they hadn’t been baptized by John.

31 “To what will I compare the people of this generation?” Jesus asked. “What are they like? 32  They are like children sitting in the marketplace calling out to each other, ‘We played the flute for you and you didn’t dance. We sang a funeral song and you didn’t cry.’ 33  John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34  Yet the Human One[c] came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ 35  But wisdom is proved to be right by all her descendants.”


  1. Luke 7:22 Isa 35:5-6; 61:1
  2. Luke 7:27 Mal 3:1
  3. Luke 7:34 Or Son of Man
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Psalm 68:19-35

19 Bless the Lord!
The God of our salvation
supports us day after day! Selah
20 Our God is the God of salvation,
and escape from certain death comes through God my Lord.

21 Yes, God will shatter the heads of his enemies—
the very skulls of those who walk in guilt.
22 My Lord has spoken:
“From Bashan I will bring those people back.
I will bring them back from the ocean’s depths
23 so that you can wash your feet in their blood,
so that your dogs’ tongues
can lap up their share of your enemies.”

24 They saw your procession, God—
the procession of my God,
my king, into the sanctuary.
25 First came the singers,
then the musicians;
between them the young women
were playing hand drums:
26 “Bless God in the great congregation;
bless the Lord from Israel’s fountain!”
27 There’s Benjamin leading them,
though he’s little;
then the princes of Judah,
their speaker;
then the princes of Zebulun
and the princes of Naphtali.

28 Summon your strength, God!
Show how strong you are, God,
just as you’ve done for us before,
29 from your temple above Jerusalem,
where kings bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke the wild animals of the marshland,
the herd of bulls among the calves of the peoples.
Trample those who delight in money;
scatter the peoples who take pleasure in battles.
31 Let ambassadors come from Egypt;
let Cush stretch out its hands to God.

32 Sing to God, all kingdoms of the earth!
Sing praises to my Lord. Selah
33 Sing to the one who rides through heaven,
the most ancient heaven.
Look! God sends forth his voice,
his mighty voice.
34 Recognize how strong God is!
His majesty extends over Israel;
his strength is in the clouds.
35 You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries—
the God of Israel who gives strength and power to his people!

Bless God!

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Proverbs 11:29-31

29 Those who trouble their family will inherit the wind.
The fool will be servant to the wise.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
and the wise gather lives.[a]
31 If the righteous receive their due on earth,
how much more the wicked and sinners?


  1. Proverbs 11:30 Or LXX, Syr violence takes lives away
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03/25/2018 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 4:1-49, Luke 6:39-7:10, Psalms 68:1-18, Proverbs 11:28

Today is the 25th day of March, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and, of course, it’s great to be here with you at the threshold of a brand-new, shiny, sparkly, week and I will. I actually look forward to saying that because that’s what it is. We are stepping into a new week. Nothing’s happened yet. We have the opportunity to choose ahead of time, wisdom. Nothing can separate us from the love of God as we walk into this new week. And it can be a beautiful week, no matter what comes our way. So, we can choose now, and we do. And one of the ways we make that choice is to remain in the rhythm of Scripture and to remain in community with each other as we move forward. So, we’ll read from the common English Bible this week. And today, Deuteronomy chapter 4. And by way of review, Deuteronomy is three different lengthy discussions that Moses has. And they’re the final things that he says before he disappears from history and from the Bible. Of course, he’ll be referenced many times in the Bible, but for his life ends. And, so, we’re in the middle of the first of those discussions. Deuteronomy chapter 4.


Father, we thank You for your word because as You were saying in the gospel of Luke, this helps us to build our house on a firm foundation. However, we acknowledge what You were saying, it’s not just about absorbing or hearing your word, it’s about obeying it. So, we invite Your Holy Spirit’s into this brand-new week. Help us Father to retain and remember and listen and obey. Help us to be vigilant about staying aware and awake and in collaboration with You. This is such an amazing offer. This can be one of the best weeks of our lives if we will simply walk with you, obey you, seek your counsel, enjoy your fellowship. And that’s what we intend to do. Come, Holy Spirit. We pray in Jesus name’. Amen.


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This morning I will be speaking here in Kentucky in the Louisville area at New Song Christian Fellowship Louisville. So, looking forward to that, looking forward to seeing some of you.

Coming up in a couple weeks, on the 8th of April, I’ll be out in Washington state out on the West Coast, the Pacific Northwest at Columbia Community church in the Tri-Cities area. So, looking forward to that.

And then we’ve been raising this canopy of prayer over the More Gathering that begins on 12th  of April. You can still come if that’s something that you want to attend. You can find out more information moregathering.com. We will have, for the first time at the More Gathering, interpreters so that those who read sign language or have any kind of hearing challenges can also take part. So, if that is you are someone that you would like to bring, we have that available this time. Like I said, you can check it out at moregathering.com. And we’ll look forward to seeing you there.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There’s a link. It’s on the homepage. Thank you. Thank you humbly. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996. Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

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And that’s it for today. I am Brian I love you I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi Daily Audio Bible this is Rebecca from Michigan and it’s March 22nd. Please pray for bus number seven because kids were starting to act up and sometimes the school don’t back you up and the parents don’t back you up and we’re just trying to make it safe so the kids don’t get hurt. And a couple of days ago a bigger city bus hit one of our school buses and there were kids in there. So, I don’t want the kids to get hurt if something like that happens. And when I tell them to sit down they’re not listening. So, I just want prayer for them right now, that God would help them accept me and listen to me. And I ask you for guidance. And that the principal and the students would back me up on safety issues. And as soon as the parents are listening to me __ school buses and stuff. It’s really dangerous __ hit somebody and I want them to really listen. So, I want prayer for my buss. Angels of God of honor. Lord of Jesus honor. Protection with the kids and safety and that they will respect me. I don’t have actually issues with the other schools that I have on. I just have just disrespect from one elementary school that doesn’t really listen to me. And it seems to get out of hand…the closer its gets to summer the more it gets out of hands. At first __ I usually set the ruse down and then I get friendly and start talking to them but they…

Hi this is Victoria S. just calling tonight to pray for some of the DABbers. I want to pray for Jordan from Michigan. I’m so sorry to hear about the engagement being broken Jordan. My prayer is with you that God will mend it or He will give you someone else who will still love you even with the challenges you’ve been through. That’s what it’s all about. We have challenges but we work them out. That’s what we have to continue to do. I want to pray for Wayne whose plan for the children and I’m definitely with you on praying for the children and the strongholds and the drugs that’s trying to take over them, shooting that’s going on in the schools. I’m deftly with you on praying for the children. I’m praying for Joanne from New Jersey and also John from Florida. Precious Father, we praise you and me magnify you. Lord we just ask you to touch Jordan Lord. Lord he’s was all excited to be the man that finded the wife that finded a good thing and painted favor with the Lord. And Lord his dreams got shattered for a few minutes. But Lord you are able to do exceedingly Lord. You bless him Lord. You open doors for him and this young woman Lord in the name of Jesus. Lord You can touch any heart. You can touch a heart and make it a heart of flesh that they will be one. Lord the one that You have for him. Lord we ask You to touch our children Lord. The children Lord on every hand, Lord the stronghold the, depression, the anxiety Lord, those that are going to school shooting Lord, those that need somebody Lord, they need…they’re going through in the schools with the bullying and the harassing Lord, help them to touch…help them to find an answer to the shooting. Help us to find an answer to the stronghold. That’s all in your Lord. The answer…

Hey everybody this is Pelham from Birmingham or Addicted to Christ or it might be Surrendered to Christ at this point I’m not sure. It might be changing. I’m calling today to tell everyone that the sun is rising. The sun, it came up today. It’s a beautiful day outside. And I’m also calling to tell so many people how sorry I am that I’ve been so selfish and I haven’t been able to spend time praying for them and talking about what they are going through and caring for them when so many people have cared for me. And I apologize. There’s so many people that I want to thank that I have to start writing it down because I can’t remember it. All I know is Blind Tony, your poem from the other day had me fist pumping in the air at the end. It was one of the best pieces of art that I’ve experienced my friend. And the way you see the world is a way that I can comprehend. It’s an honor sir. And there’s so many other people out there that I want to mention that I don’t…I listen to the prayers when I can and when things are okay and when the time is there. My instruction…very clearly…the word for sure…the word and Brian, if want knowledge added to some truth. And then the word, Brian, and prayer if you want bonus points if you really want to play, if you really want to do what I told you to do and start walking. Anyways I love you guys. And thank you. And I’m sorry. And things are better today.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. My name is Casey am calling from Denver Colorado. Today was a hard day for me. My mom called me. I haven’t seen her in 12 years. We had a relationship but it’s been broken. She was diagnosed with bone cancer today and I’m flying out this weekend to Louisville to see her. My mom, my stepmom, brought me to the Daily Audio Bible three years ago. So, I just wanted to tell you all thank you. Thank you for your humanity and letting me share in your lives and letting me pray for you. And I’m asking for your prayers this weekend with me in my stepmom and family are talking and I realize this is also the weekend that Brian is going to be in Louisville. And we both just sat there and got chills because my mom needs to know the Lord and I need to know that she knows the Lord. So, please pray for us. She’s having tests done on Monday to help determine where she’s at in this process. And I just pray that the outcome is that she’s healed. So, please pray that with me. Thank you all so much for your prayers and again thank you so much for letting me share in your lives. Pray with me this weekend. And Brian and Jill I’m looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. God, bless.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday March 25, 2018 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 4

The events at Mount Horeb

Now, Israel, in light of all that, listen to the regulations and the case laws that I am teaching you to follow, so that you may live, enter, and possess the land that the Lord, your ancestors’ God, is giving to you. Don’t add anything to the word that I am commanding you, and don’t take anything away from it. Instead, keep the commands of the Lord your God that I am commanding all of you.

You saw with your own eyes what the Lord did concerning the Baal of Peor. The Lord your God destroyed everyone who followed the Baal of Peor, but all of you who stayed true to the Lord your God are alive today. So pay attention! I am teaching all of you the regulations and the case laws exactly as the Lord my God commanded me. You must do these in the land you are entering to possess. Keep them faithfully because that will show your wisdom and insight to the nations who will hear about all these regulations. They will say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and insightful people!” After all, is there any great nation that has gods[a] as close to it as the Lord our God is close to us whenever we call to him? Or does any great nation have regulations and case laws as righteous as all this Instruction that I am setting before you today?

But be on guard and watch yourselves closely so that you don’t forget the things your eyes saw and so they never leave your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren. 10 Remember that[b] day when you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when the Lord said to me: “Gather the people to me. I will declare my words to them so that they will learn to fear me every day of their lives on the fertile land, and teach their children to do the same.” 11 Then you all came close and stood at the foot of the mountain. The mountain was blazing with fire up to the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick smoke! 12 The Lord spoke to you out of the very fire itself. You heard the sound of words, but you didn’t see any form. There was only a voice. 13 The Lord declared his covenant to you, which he commanded you to do—the Ten Commandments[c]—and wrote them on two stone tablets. 14 At that time, the Lord commanded me to teach you all the regulations and the case laws that you must keep in the land that you are entering to possess.

15 So watch your conduct closely, because you didn’t see any form on the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the very fire itself. 16 Don’t ruin everything and make an idol for yourself: a form of any image, any likeness—male or female— 17 or any likeness whatsoever, whether of a land animal, a bird that flies in the sky, 18 an insect that crawls on the earth, or a fish that lives in the sea. 19 Don’t look to the skies, to the sun or the moon or the stars, all the heavenly bodies, and be led astray, worshipping and serving them. The Lord your God has granted these things to all the nations who live under heaven. 20 But the Lord took you and brought you out of that iron furnace, out of Egypt, so that you might be his own treasured people, which is what you are right now.

21 The Lord was angry with me because of your deeds and swore that I couldn’t cross the Jordan River or enter the wonderful land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance. 22 I will die here in this land. I won’t cross the Jordan River. But you will, and you will take possession of that wonderful land. 23 So all of you, watch yourselves! Don’t forget the covenant that the Lord your God made with you by making an idol or an image of any kind or anything the Lord your God forbids, 24 because the Lord your God is an all-consuming fire. He is a passionate God.

Warnings and teachings about future disobedience

25 Once you have had children and grandchildren and have grown old on the land, if you ruin things by making an idol, in any form whatsoever, and do what is evil in the eyes of the Lord your God and anger him, 26 I call heaven and earth as my witnesses against you today: You will definitely disappear—and quickly—from the land that you are crossing over the Jordan River to possess. You won’t extend your time there but will instead be totally destroyed. 27 The Lord will scatter you among the nations. Only a very few of you will survive in the countries where the Lord will drag you. 28 There you will worship other[d] gods, made of wood and stone by human hands—gods that cannot see, listen, eat, or smell. 29 You will seek the Lord your God from there, and you will find him[e] if you seek him with all your heart and with all your being. 30 In your distress, when all these things happen to you in the future, you will return to the Lord your God and you will obey his voice, 31 because the Lord your God is a compassionate God. He won’t let you go, he won’t destroy you, and he won’t forget the covenant that he swore to your ancestors.

32 Now look into it: into days long past, before your time—all the way back to the day God first created human beings on earth, from one end of heaven to the other. Has anything this amazing ever happened? Has anything like it ever been heard of before? 33 Has any people ever listened to a god’s voice speaking out of fire, as each of you have, and survived? 34 Or has any god ever tried to take one nation out of another nation using tests, miracles, wonders, war, a strong hand and outstretched arm, or awesome power like all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt while you watched? 35 You were shown these things so that you would know this: The Lord is the only God. There’s no other god except him. 36 From heaven he made you hear his voice in order to discipline you. On earth he showed you his great fire. You heard his words from that very fire. 37 And because he loved your ancestors and chose their descendants after them, God brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his own great power, 38 in order to remove larger and stronger nations from before you and bring you into their land, giving it to you as an inheritance. That’s where things stand right now. 39 Know then today and keep in mind that the Lord is the only God in heaven above or on earth below. There is no other. 40 Keep the Lord’s regulations and his commandments. I’m commanding them to you today for your well-being and for the well-being of your children after you, so that you may extend your time on the fertile land that the Lord your God is giving you forever.

Cities of refuge

41 Then Moses set aside three cities on the eastern side of the Jordan River 42 so that anyone who killed someone accidentally and without prior hatred could flee to one of these cities and be safe: 43 Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau for the Reubenites, Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.

The second heading: Recounting the Horeb covenant

44 Now this is the Instruction that Moses set before the Israelites. 45 These are the laws and the regulations and the case laws that Moses spoke to the Israelites when they came out of Egypt. 46 This took place across the Jordan River, in the valley opposite Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon the Amorite king who ruled in Heshbon, whom Moses and the Israelites defeated when they came out of Egypt. 47 They took possession of his land and the land of Og, Bashan’s king—the two Amorite kings across the Jordan River to the east— 48 from Aroer, which is on the banks of the Arnon River, all the way to Mount Sion,[f] also known as Hermon, 49 and all the desert regions across the Jordan River, on the east, down to the Dead Sea, beneath the slopes of Mount Pisgah.


  1. Deuteronomy 4:7 MT; LXX, Syr, Tg a god so close
  2. Deuteronomy 4:10 Heb lacks remember that.
  3. Deuteronomy 4:13 Or the ten words
  4. Deuteronomy 4:28 LXX; MT lacks other.
  5. Deuteronomy 4:29 Heb lacks him.
  6. Deuteronomy 4:48 Syr Sirion; see 3:9.
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Luke 6:39-7:10

Avoiding self-deception

39 Jesus also told them a riddle. “A blind person can’t lead another blind person, right? Won’t they both fall into a ditch? 40  Disciples aren’t greater than their teacher, but whoever is fully prepared will be like their teacher. 41  Why do you see the splinter in your brother’s or sister’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own eye? 42  How can you say to your brother or sister, ‘Brother, Sister, let me take the splinter out of your eye,’ when you don’t see the log in your own eye? You deceive yourselves! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the splinter out of your brother’s or sister’s eye.

43  “A good tree doesn’t produce bad fruit, nor does a bad tree produce good fruit. 44  Each tree is known by its own fruit. People don’t gather figs from thorny plants, nor do they pick grapes from prickly bushes. 45  A good person produces good from the good treasury of the inner self, while an evil person produces evil from the evil treasury of the inner self. The inner self overflows with words that are spoken.

46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and don’t do what I say? 47  I’ll show what it’s like when someone comes to me, hears my words, and puts them into practice. 48  It’s like a person building a house by digging deep and laying the foundation on bedrock. When the flood came, the rising water smashed against that house, but the water couldn’t shake the house because it was well built. 49  But those who don’t put into practice what they hear are like a person who built a house without a foundation. The floodwater smashed against it and it collapsed instantly. It was completely destroyed.”

A servant is healed

After Jesus finished presenting all his words among the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion had a servant who was very important to him, but the servant was ill and about to die. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to Jesus to ask him to come and heal his servant. When they came to Jesus, they earnestly pleaded with Jesus. “He deserves to have you do this for him,” they said. “He loves our people and he built our synagogue for us.”

Jesus went with them. He had almost reached the house when the centurion sent friends to say to Jesus, “Lord, don’t be bothered. I don’t deserve to have you come under my roof. In fact, I didn’t even consider myself worthy to come to you. Just say the word and my servant will be healed. I’m also a man appointed under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and the servant does it.”

When Jesus heard these words, he was impressed with the centurion. He turned to the crowd following him and said, “I tell you, even in Israel I haven’t found faith like this.” 10 When the centurion’s friends returned to his house, they found the servant restored to health.

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Psalm 68:1-18

Psalm 68

For the music leader. Of David. A psalm. A song.

68 Let God rise up;
let his enemies scatter;
let those who hate him
run scared before him!
Like smoke is driven away,
drive them away!
Like wax melting before fire,
let the wicked perish before God!
But let the righteous be glad
and celebrate before God.
Let them rejoice with gladness!
Sing to God! Sing praises to his name!
Exalt the one who rides the clouds!
The Lord is his name.
Celebrate before him!

Father of orphans and defender of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the lonely in their homes;
he sets prisoners free with happiness,[a]
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

When you went forth before your people, God,
when you marched through the wasteland, Selah
the earth shook!
Yes, heaven poured down
before God, the one from Sinai—
before God, the God of Israel!
You showered down abundant rain, God;
when your inheritance grew weary,
you restored it yourself,
10 and your creatures settled in it.
In your goodness, God,
you provided for the poor.

11 My Lord gives the command—
many messengers are bringing good news:
12 “The kings of armies are on the run!
The women back home divide the spoil.
13 Even if you lie down among the sheepfolds,
there are wings of a dove covered with silver;
its pinions covered in precious gold.”[b]
14 When the Almighty[c] scattered the kings there,
snow fell on Mount Zalmon.

15 Mighty mountain, Mount Bashan;
many-peaked mountain, Mount Bashan!
16 You many-peaked mountain:
Why do you look with envy
at the mountain God desired for his dwelling,
the mountain where the Lord dwells forever?

17 God’s chariots are twice ten thousand—
countless thousands!
My Lord came from Sinai[d] into the sanctuary.
18 You ascended the heights,
leading away your captives,
receiving tribute from people,
even from those who rebel
against the Lord God’s dwelling there.


  1. Psalm 68:6 Or skillfully; LXX, Vulg with strength; Heb uncertain
  2. Psalm 68:13 Heb uncertain
  3. Psalm 68:14 Heb Shaddai
  4. Psalm 68:17 Correction; MT My Lord was among them, the one from Sinai, in holiness.
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Proverbs 11:28

28 Those who trust in their wealth will wither,
but the righteous will thrive like leafy trees.

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03/24/2018 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 2:1-3:29, Luke 6:12-38, Psalms 67:1-7, Proverbs 11:27

Today is the 24th day of March.  Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you and here we are.  We have made our journey through another week and we’re about to close it down. And what a great week it has been. We’ve moved ourselves into the book of Deuteronomy. We’re just getting going on that, Moses’ final thoughts, review, commissioning. And when we finish the book of Deuteronomy, we’ll be moving into an entirely new era in the old testament. But not to get ahead of ourselves. Deuteronomy chapter 2 and 3 today. And we’ve been reading from the New Living Translation this week.


Okay, so in the gospel of Luke we have reached a point where Jesus is giving the Sermon on the Mount. And we read that when we read through the book of Matthew. Luke’s version of the Sermon on the Mount is a little bit abbreviated, while Matthew’s retelling is a little more expanded. But it’s important to understand what Jesus is doing here. So, like, God blesses you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. You can read that and go, really? Like how does that work? God blesses you who are hungry now for you will be satisfied? God blesses you who weep now for in due time you will have…how does that work? Should I try to be poor? Should I try to be hungry?  Should I try to be crying a lot? What we have to understand is who Jesus is talking to. He’s talking to people in the Galilee region, which was very, very much on the radar of the Roman empire because a lot of zealotry and what Rome would have considered terrorism had come from the region historically. And some of that was whipped up because of religious fervor for a restoration of the land. But some of it was whipped up simply because of the situation the people had to live in. They felt like they were completely over taxed, and they were. They felt like their occupiers had their foot on their necks and were holding them down and there was really no hope for anything better. So, they were poor and they were hungry and they were weeping. And what Jesus was doing was announcing a shift that things were going to flip around because he speaks to the opposite side of that coin. What sorrow awaits you who are rich. You have all the happiness you’re ever gonna get. What sorrow awaits you who are fat and prosperous now. Hunger is on its way. What sorrow awaits you who laugh now. Your laughing will turn to mourning, right? So, the people who are on top are going to switch places with the people that are on the bottom, which isn’t necessarily a new thought. This has been going on all along, right? The wheel spins on and what’s on top gets on the bottom and then what’s on the bottom gets on the top. And it goes and goes and goes. But it is possible for it not to be that way. That’s the question really happening here. Is it possible that somebody doesn’t have to be on the bottom so that someone can be on the top? And do those who are on the top have to fall to the bottom so that those who are on the bottom can spin around to be on top? Is life always going to be a rise and a fall and a rise and a fall? Because it gets complicated. If you’re the one on the top, you don’t wanna go to the bottom so that the bottom people can go on top. You fight really, really hard to stay where you are. And if you are on the bottom and it’s a hopeless situation, then you are going to fight as hard as you possibly can and resist as hard as you can to get somewhere other than the bottom. And we see this kind of stuff playing out in the world, even now. It’s always been playing out. But it shows up hotly in politics in discussions about equality. And this isn’t a new thing. Like, the people of the world have been tinkering with this, with their governmental systems, the whole society together for a long time. So, this was a part of the discussion in Jesus time. This isn’t something new. What is new, what was so radical, what is so radical, is how Jesus told us to deal with it. And we can legislate everything that we wanna legislate, but no matter how we tinker with it, somebody wins and somebody loses. We’re not gonna figure this out on our own ever. It has never been figured out until Jesus radical words. How do we live and deal with this kind of situation? Jesus says, if you’re willing to listen, and he says that kind of stuff a lot. I’m telling you the truth. For those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. So, he says, if you’re willing to listen, then here’s your solution. Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. Give to anyone who asks. When things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back. Do to others what you would like them to do to you. We have made these really, really, pretty words, something to aspire toward, but miss the radical nature of what is being said. The wheel doesn’t stop spinning where someone’s on top and someone’s on the bottom and then it flips until we all obey Jesus words. And Jesus is God. So, this is God’s advice for this issue. It’s really tough, though. It’s okay to live like this if everybody’s on the same page, right?  It’s hard to live like this when you are living like this but no one else around you is. You just feel like you’re getting trampled constantly.

Okay, so Jesus is talking to the downtrodden people, so he’s talking to the people who were on the bottom of this equation. And he’s telling them, it’s not always going to be like this. Eventually it will flip over. However, it will flip over again. You’ll be back on the bottom at some point unless you listen. If you’re willing to listen, this will eventually flip itself over. But then you’ll just become exactly what you hate right now. You’ll be that guy unless you listen. Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. Do to others as you would like them to do to you. And if we just made this pretty words than we’re missing the point and we’re missing the plot. And if we think, well, those sayings have been around a long time and everybody tries a little bit to live into them, but I don’t see how they’re so radical. Stop for a second and imagine a world like this. If everyone loves their enemies, enemies go away, right? If everyone does good to those who hate you, well then those who hate you disappear. If everyone blesses those who curse you, well then those who curse you disappear because everyone is being loved and good is being done to everyone and no one is cursing anyone. Everyone is doing to each other what they would like done to themselves. It’s pretty radical. That would be a radical, radical shift in this world. And it’s what God’s kingdom looks like. So, we of all people, we who follow Christ, we who are a part of this new family of God upon this earth through Christ, if we’re not living into this and we’re not bringing God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Pretty radical indeed. So, may we do what Jesus said. May we become willing to listen to him and begin to live into this. Otherwise the wheel just keeps spinning. And we probably all drive cars and probably a good portion of us have been stuck before, right? And when wheels spin and you’re going nowhere, you’re digging a rut. You’re stuck. And Jesus has thrown the wench that will pull us out. Do we want to be stuck or do we want to be free?


And, so, Jesus, we hear You and now we see just how radical this is and we see how important it is that we listen to You that we might get unstuck. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Tomorrow, I’ll be in Louisville Kentucky speaking at New Song Christian Fellowship Louisville and looking forward to that. That was something that was rescheduled. We were supposed to do this is January but we had an ice storm come through. So we should be good for tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing those of you who are in the area. Come say hello.

The 8th of April I’ll be in Washington state at Columbia Community Church in the Tri cities area. So looking forward to that.

And the 12th of April is when we begin the More Gathering for Women. And this is the time where as a community we come together and intercede over that. Everything about it needs to be covered in prayer. And it has been being prayed for for months and months. But now as a community we come together over all of that. So, thank you for your prayers for the More Gathering coming up in a few weeks.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello everybody. Hey this is Annette calling from Oklahoma City. Hello. Thank you for the shout out my sister XYZ. Hey, I know where you’re coming from. I was there. Let me tell you, I was married to a…I’ll just call him a gentleman for nine years. And he was very cruel, ruthless, self-centered. You name it. His favorite thing to do was to shove me into walls and things like that because it didn’t leave marks on my face. So, yeah, I get it, I get it. And eventually got out with the help of some friends. He got me at every turn let me tell you. Broke into my house. Stole things for me. Wrecked things. You name it. You know, followed me. I had to take legal action against him. So, you know when they come over to your house to know to try to kill you, you know, you hold that the piece of paper, right? And that should save your life? So, that doesn’t work. So, the only thing I can tell you is that eventually they get tired of it and then they just move on. And I really pray that for you. And I know that I empathize and sympathize with you greatly because I know how it feels to be there and I know that there’s a lot of women who do. And men too. I’m not just saying…it’s not just women. There’s men too who understand. And we’re praying for you. And I’m telling you, if you can get to that More Conference for women, sister, it would be the best thing that ever happened to you in your whole entire life. And you are not alone. We are here with you. Okay. I’m on Facebook. Okay? Annette A. And I’m on DAB friends. So, if you want someone to talk to just reach out, okay. And I know it’s tough. And, so we’re here, we’re here…

Hi family this is Julie from Ohio. I called a few times but it’s been a while. I wanted to ask for prayers for my husband who is suffering from extremely __ and depression as well. It’s primarily depression that he needs prayer for. And I’ve been fasting for him because he hasn’t been going to church in a while. And there are few women in our church who’s husband’s also have not been coming to church in forever which is __. So, we’ve been fasting together and usually on Tuesdays. And I just wanted to suggest that anyone with a spouse who is going through a hard time with depression or just is not close to God, maybe we can all fast together every Tuesday. I realize that if I don’t fast for my husband I definitely feel the negative effects of it. I definitely feel Satan has a grip on my husband’s mind and on his heart. So, please pray for him. And whoever wants to join us in fasting, you are more than welcome to every Tuesday. Thank you, Brian and Jill. Thank you. Thank you to the community for all of the prayers. Love you. Bye.

Hi this is Deborah from Michigan. A month ago I was in a very serious auto accident. I was in ICU for a week and am still recovering and it left me with many broken bones and a brain injury. But what I wanted to call for is I wanted to let Brian and Jill know how very blest you’ve made me and how grateful I am for the two of you. Brian, when I get frustrated and sometimes I can’t find my words or I forget something, I listen to the Daily Audio Bible and it calms me down. And even at night sometimes when I am getting insomnia, I, again, turn on the TV daily audio Bible and sometimes even your words just put me to sleep. And they really help me a lot. And Jill I am so inspired by your Daily Audio Bible for women that you put on Facebook for women every day. You two are a true blessing to me and as I go through my recovery I’m so grateful for you two and I just wanted you to know that. Thank you.

Hey Daily Audio Bible. This is Paul from Houston and it’s the 20th of March and I’m just asking for prayer for my marriage. I was listening to __  song __ the room and I just had a….was writing up some things for that for my marriage of 20 years and just asking for prayer. Amen. __ of mercy I never meant for it to end this way, to let 20 years of marriage go down the drain. I was too proud to see the light __ caught my eyes. I couldn’t see the trash heaped up in my home. Blinded, I would let it get so bad. Life could not __ I could express my love only to hit the barriers between us both. It does seem like a war zone. Closed, __ in the bunker well we traded words like __. God when did our mouths turn on each other? How did it get this way? When did we lose each other. God, I wish You were here in the middle of all this. I feel that Your far away. Can You remove the blinders from each other’s eyes? Can You help us be our love and love each other like Christ? Help me to love her like You love us. Help me to see the hurt from all my lust. Oh, please heal my betrayal. I’m worse than Jesus to my lady. I want to be restored but I have to give it to you. Please take our broken marriage and help us each off us to mend. Thank you, God for your grace which doesn’t and. Amen. Anyways, I just thank you guys for your prayers. It’s Paul from Houston. And I…just…I’m writing this down and appreciate…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday March 24, 2018 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 2-3

Remembering Israel’s Wanderings

“Then we turned around and headed back across the wilderness toward the Red Sea,[a] just as the Lord had instructed me, and we wandered around in the region of Mount Seir for a long time.

“Then at last the Lord said to me, ‘You have been wandering around in this hill country long enough; turn to the north. Give these orders to the people: “You will pass through the country belonging to your relatives the Edomites, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. The Edomites will feel threatened, so be careful. Do not bother them, for I have given them all the hill country around Mount Seir as their property, and I will not give you even one square foot of their land. If you need food to eat or water to drink, pay them for it. For the Lord your God has blessed you in everything you have done. He has watched your every step through this great wilderness. During these forty years, the Lord your God has been with you, and you have lacked nothing.”’

“So we bypassed the territory of our relatives, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. We avoided the road through the Arabah Valley that comes up from Elath and Ezion-geber.

“Then as we turned north along the desert route through Moab, the Lord warned us, ‘Do not bother the Moabites, the descendants of Lot, or start a war with them. I have given them Ar as their property, and I will not give you any of their land.’”

10 (A race of giants called the Emites had once lived in the area of Ar. They were as strong and numerous and tall as the Anakites, another race of giants. 11 Both the Emites and the Anakites are also known as the Rephaites, though the Moabites call them Emites. 12 In earlier times the Horites had lived in Seir, but they were driven out and displaced by the descendants of Esau, just as Israel drove out the people of Canaan when the Lord gave Israel their land.)

13 Moses continued, “Then the Lord said to us, ‘Get moving. Cross the Zered Brook.’ So we crossed the brook.

14 “Thirty-eight years passed from the time we first left Kadesh-barnea until we finally crossed the Zered Brook! By then, all the men old enough to fight in battle had died in the wilderness, as the Lord had vowed would happen. 15 The Lord struck them down until they had all been eliminated from the community.

16 “When all the men of fighting age had died, 17 the Lord said to me, 18 ‘Today you will cross the border of Moab at Ar 19 and enter the land of the Ammonites, the descendants of Lot. But do not bother them or start a war with them. I have given the land of Ammon to them as their property, and I will not give you any of their land.’”

20 (That area was once considered the land of the Rephaites, who had lived there, though the Ammonites call them Zamzummites. 21 They were also as strong and numerous and tall as the Anakites. But the Lord destroyed them so the Ammonites could occupy their land. 22 He had done the same for the descendants of Esau who lived in Seir, for he destroyed the Horites so they could settle there in their place. The descendants of Esau live there to this day. 23 A similar thing happened when the Caphtorites from Crete[b] invaded and destroyed the Avvites, who had lived in villages in the area of Gaza.)

24 Moses continued, “Then the Lord said, ‘Now get moving! Cross the Arnon Gorge. Look, I will hand over to you Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and I will give you his land. Attack him and begin to occupy the land. 25 Beginning today I will make people throughout the earth terrified because of you. When they hear reports about you, they will tremble with dread and fear.’”

Victory over Sihon of Heshbon

26 Moses continued, “From the wilderness of Kedemoth I sent ambassadors to King Sihon of Heshbon with this proposal of peace:

27 ‘Let us travel through your land. We will stay on the main road and won’t turn off into the fields on either side. 28 Sell us food to eat and water to drink, and we will pay for it. All we want is permission to pass through your land. 29 The descendants of Esau who live in Seir allowed us to go through their country, and so did the Moabites, who live in Ar. Let us pass through until we cross the Jordan into the land the Lord our God is giving us.’

30 “But King Sihon of Heshbon refused to allow us to pass through, because the Lord your God made Sihon stubborn and defiant so he could help you defeat him, as he has now done.

31 “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Look, I have begun to hand King Sihon and his land over to you. Begin now to conquer and occupy his land.’

32 “Then King Sihon declared war on us and mobilized his forces at Jahaz. 33 But the Lord our God handed him over to us, and we crushed him, his sons, and all his people. 34 We conquered all his towns and completely destroyed[c] everyone—men, women, and children. Not a single person was spared. 35 We took all the livestock as plunder for ourselves, along with anything of value from the towns we ransacked.

36 “The Lord our God also helped us conquer Aroer on the edge of the Arnon Gorge, and the town in the gorge, and the whole area as far as Gilead. No town had walls too strong for us. 37 However, we avoided the land of the Ammonites all along the Jabbok River and the towns in the hill country—all the places the Lord our God had commanded us to leave alone.

Victory over Og of Bashan

“Next we turned and headed for the land of Bashan, where King Og and his entire army attacked us at Edrei. But the Lord told me, ‘Do not be afraid of him, for I have given you victory over Og and his entire army, and I will give you all his land. Treat him just as you treated King Sihon of the Amorites, who ruled in Heshbon.’

“So the Lord our God handed King Og and all his people over to us, and we killed them all. Not a single person survived. We conquered all sixty of his towns—the entire Argob region in his kingdom of Bashan. Not a single town escaped our conquest. These towns were all fortified with high walls and barred gates. We also took many unwalled villages at the same time. We completely destroyed[d] the kingdom of Bashan, just as we had destroyed King Sihon of Heshbon. We destroyed all the people in every town we conquered—men, women, and children alike. But we kept all the livestock for ourselves and took plunder from all the towns.

“So we took the land of the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan River—all the way from the Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon. (Mount Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians, and the Amorites call it Senir.) 10 We had now conquered all the cities on the plateau and all Gilead and Bashan, as far as the towns of Salecah and Edrei, which were part of Og’s kingdom in Bashan. 11 (King Og of Bashan was the last survivor of the giant Rephaites. His bed was made of iron and was more than thirteen feet long and six feet wide.[e] It can still be seen in the Ammonite city of Rabbah.)

Land Division East of the Jordan

12 “When we took possession of this land, I gave to the tribes of Reuben and Gad the territory beyond Aroer along the Arnon Gorge, plus half of the hill country of Gilead with its towns. 13 Then I gave the rest of Gilead and all of Bashan—Og’s former kingdom—to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (This entire Argob region of Bashan used to be known as the land of the Rephaites. 14 Jair, a leader from the tribe of Manasseh, conquered the whole Argob region in Bashan, all the way to the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites. Jair renamed this region after himself, calling it the Towns of Jair,[f] as it is still known today.) 15 I gave Gilead to the clan of Makir. 16 But I also gave part of Gilead to the tribes of Reuben and Gad. The area I gave them extended from the middle of the Arnon Gorge in the south to the Jabbok River on the Ammonite frontier. 17 They also received the Jordan Valley, all the way from the Sea of Galilee down to the Dead Sea,[g] with the Jordan River serving as the western boundary. To the east were the slopes of Pisgah.

18 “At that time I gave this command to the tribes that would live east of the Jordan: ‘Although the Lord your God has given you this land as your property, all your fighting men must cross the Jordan ahead of your Israelite relatives, armed and ready to assist them. 19 Your wives, children, and numerous livestock, however, may stay behind in the towns I have given you. 20 When the Lord has given security to the rest of the Israelites, as he has to you, and when they occupy the land the Lord your God is giving them across the Jordan River, then you may all return here to the land I have given you.’

Moses Forbidden to Enter the Land

21 “At that time I gave Joshua this charge: ‘You have seen for yourself everything the Lord your God has done to these two kings. He will do the same to all the kingdoms on the west side of the Jordan. 22 Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the Lord your God will fight for you.’

23 “At that time I pleaded with the Lord and said, 24 ‘O Sovereign Lord, you have only begun to show your greatness and the strength of your hand to me, your servant. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as you do? 25 Please let me cross the Jordan to see the wonderful land on the other side, the beautiful hill country and the Lebanon mountains.’

26 “But the Lord was angry with me because of you, and he would not listen to me. ‘That’s enough!’ he declared. ‘Speak of it no more. 27 But go up to Pisgah Peak, and look over the land in every direction. Take a good look, but you may not cross the Jordan River. 28 Instead, commission Joshua and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead the people across the Jordan. He will give them all the land you now see before you as their possession.’ 29 So we stayed in the valley near Beth-peor.


  1. 2:1 Hebrew sea of reeds.
  2. 2:23 Hebrew from Caphtor.
  3. 2:34 The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the Lord, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering.
  4. 3:6 The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the Lord, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering; also in 3:6b.
  5. 3:11 Hebrew 9 cubits [4.1 meters] long and 4 cubits [1.8 meters] wide.
  6. 3:14 Hebrew Havvoth-jair.
  7. 3:17 Hebrew from Kinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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Luke 6:12-38

Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles

12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles. Here are their names:

14 Simon (whom he named Peter),
Andrew (Peter’s brother),
15 Matthew,
James (son of Alphaeus),
Simon (who was called the zealot),
16 Judas (son of James),
Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).

Crowds Follow Jesus

17 When they came down from the mountain, the disciples stood with Jesus on a large, level area, surrounded by many of his followers and by the crowds. There were people from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from as far north as the seacoasts of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those troubled by evil[a] spirits were healed. 19 Everyone tried to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone.

The Beatitudes

20 Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said,

“God blesses you who are poor,
for the Kingdom of God is yours.
21 God blesses you who are hungry now,
for you will be satisfied.
God blesses you who weep now,
for in due time you will laugh.

22 What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man. 23 When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, their ancestors treated the ancient prophets that same way.

Sorrows Foretold

24 “What sorrow awaits you who are rich,
for you have your only happiness now.
25 What sorrow awaits you who are fat and prosperous now,
for a time of awful hunger awaits you.
What sorrow awaits you who laugh now,
for your laughing will turn to mourning and sorrow.
26 What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds,
for their ancestors also praised false prophets.

Love for Enemies

27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. 30 Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back. 31 Do to others as you would like them to do to you.

32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! 34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.

35 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. 36 You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

Do Not Judge Others

37 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.[b]


  1. 6:18 Greek unclean.
  2. 6:38 Or The measure you give will be the measure you get back.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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Psalm 67

Psalm 67

For the choir director: A song. A psalm, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.

May God be merciful and bless us.
May his face smile with favor on us. Interlude

May your ways be known throughout the earth,
your saving power among people everywhere.
May the nations praise you, O God.
Yes, may all the nations praise you.
Let the whole world sing for joy,
because you govern the nations with justice
and guide the people of the whole world. Interlude

May the nations praise you, O God.
Yes, may all the nations praise you.
Then the earth will yield its harvests,
and God, our God, will richly bless us.
Yes, God will bless us,
and people all over the world will fear him.

New Living Translation (NLT)

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Proverbs 11:27

27 If you search for good, you will find favor;
but if you search for evil, it will find you!

New Living Translation (NLT)

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03/23/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 36:1- Deuteronomy 1:46, Luke 5:29-6:11, Psalms 66:1-20, Proverbs 11:24-26

Today is the 23rd day of March, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you as we approach the weekend. It’s great to be here with you for the next step forward in the Scriptures. And today we will be concluding the book of Numbers and then launching ourselves into the book of Deuteronomy, which means we will be launching into the final book of the Pentateuch or the Torah, but we’re not there yet. We’ll talk about that when we do get there. Let’s dive in and conclude the book of Numbers by reading Numbers chapter 36. And we’ve been reading from the New Living Translation this week.

Introduction to the book of Deuteronomy:

Okay. So, that concludes the book of Numbers, which brings us to the book of Deuteronomy, which, like I said a minute ago, is the final book in the Pentateuch of the Torah. Deuteronomy literally translates, second law, and it’s a retelling of the law or Torah to the Jewish people. It’s really a little bit more than a review though. It’s a bit deeper than that. Because what is contained in the book of Deuteronomy are the final words of Moses. So, we’ve been traveling with Moses for a long time. Under Moses leadership we’ve seen God move in miraculous ways and rescue His children and assemble them as a people and establish a culture, all under the careful leadership of Moses. And what we find in Deuteronomy are his last words. Moses is about to die. We heard about that when we were reading the book of Numbers. He’s about to go up in a mountain like his brother. So, as we cover some ground we’ve covered before we will sense the more passionate version of the telling because Moses knows this is the end of his life and he knows that he’s passing the responsibility and it’s been a great burden and responsibility to lead this many people out of slavery in the showdown with Egypt across the Red Sea into the wilderness and change identity from slave to chosen people. That has been quite a story with fits and starts. Now Moses has to pass that responsibility on to a new leader who will be Joshua. Moses, in Deuteronomy, is reminding the people where they’ve come from, where they are, and where they’re going. And in doing so he’s pleading with them to obey the words of the Lord. If they will just obey the promises of God will be fulfilled. So, Deuteronomy is basically laid out in the three final messages from Moses. The first one is the recalling of what happened in Mount Sinai, when God came down on the mountain and met with the people and the 10 Commandments were given and it follows all the way to where they are right there in Moab, across the Jordan from Jericho in the Promise Land. And he appeals urgently that they will be faithful to God. Then his second discourse is the retelling of the giving of the 10 Commandments, where he gives the first commandment particular gravity. He talks about what it will be like when they go over the Jordan and the temptations that they will encounter and the tremendous importance of faithfulness and obedience, once again, to God. Obedience is the key to their success and really their only hope of a future. And then his third and final talk, which concludes the book of Deuteronomy, reviews where they’ve come from - who they are and where they’re going. And it’s his final plea to be faithful to God. And it renews the covenant with God. He warns them of disobedience and the repercussions of breaking the covenant. And then ends with Moses final instructions for his successor, his final instructions to the people, and his final blessing over the people. So, the mighty man, Moses, who, as a baby, was placed in a basket in a river and that’s where we picked up a story to start with. He grew up in Pharaoh’s house, killed an Egyptian, ran away to the desert only to be called and summoned by God in a burning bush, to go back to Egypt so that the people might be set free, through the plagues, the people were set free. And Moses had been there leader ever since. Moses was, in so many ways, responsible for saving the people of Israel because on number of occasions God was ready to wipe them out and start over. Moses and Aaron are found on many occasions flat on their face before God to intercede on behalf of the people. And, so, we read Deuteronomy this is the end of that story. And Moses blesses the people one final time and then he dies, which is where we’ll find ourselves at the end of the book of Deuteronomy. But now we are at the beginning. Deuteronomy chapter 1.


Thank You Father for Your word. We thank You for it every day because we’re thankful and grateful every day. And as we move into the book of Deuteronomy and review the story of the wilderness, we once again thank You for all that applies to our lives in those stories. It is our story being told back to us over thousands of years and we recognize that and we invite Your Holy Spirit. As we prepare to move forward and into the Promise Land, that we review and consider the story of the wilderness. Come, Holy Spirit. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey good morning Daily Audio Bible Family. It’s Mydia from New Jersey. It’s Tuesday, March 20th and I’m calling to lift up all of our UK sisters and brothers that listen and that call in…just…you’re such a blessing to us and Father God, I just lift them up and all their intentions. I also lift up the intentions of those who don’t call in. Father God, You know who they are. And I just thank you for the blessing them and for keeping Your promises to all of us Father God and I ask that we stand in those promises. I also wanted to just make a comment about today’s reading about when the devil is tempting Jesus. Do you really think that he’s going to give Jesus the kingdom? He’s gonna…I mean…of course…Jesus is not going to succumb but that’s what the devil would do. He was laugh at Jesus after Jesus said yes. And he such a liar. Father God, may be please realize, identify, and just vanquish and call out the devil for his lies and may we just stand in your promises. May we remember all the things that you’ve done for us. And in the hard times may we just hold onto that until our knuckles are white father God because you do deliver and you have delivered us. May we remember like the other caller said, all the things you done for us. I want to lift up my friend Wendy. Her husband just passed away. He was 52. She’s not even 50 yet and they have two teenagers. Father God, may they know You. Reveal Yourself to them. May they just lean on You for everything because You will deliver them, because we trust in You and You have proven to us over and over again that You are truth and may our identity be found in those who feel that they need love from people. May we always, always just cling to You because that’s who we are, Your beloved sons and daughters. In Jesus mighty and precious name we pray. Amen.

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He family. Heather here from Northern California. I haven’t called for a while but I wanted to call and give you guys a praise report. Do you remember last year when Brian announced that they came up with the journals and those very cool pencils? Well that’s always been something I’ve wanted to do, is journal. So, my husband and I decided to buy these, get the pencils, and were going to just make a commitment to write down our Bible struggles and do our prayers. And bottom line, what we discovered in that whole process, we’ve been doing it now for about six or seven months or so, is that the Lord has showed us that we need actually take action for any kind of change that we want to do for our lives. And I’m almost 50 years old and I would’ve told you that I just was born with a tendency to be anxious and have fears and just had to be crippled by those things in my life. And I know a lot of us suffer from that sort of debilitating thing. And what He’s showed me by the journaling thing and by washing myself in His word is that we have to make a decision, we have to take action, we have to choose to do something different. And although it wasn’t easy to continue to do it and I had a lot of battles, it was a choice and fully on this road to healing my mind and not listening to the enemy who wants to rip me off and tell me that I’m just born this way. And, so, I just wanted to share that with you guys. There is victory and we don’t have to live with anxious thoughts and doubting things. And be encouraged and, you know, take action. Do something. It’s all throughout the word. He tells us to do that. So, go. Be encouraged. Love you guys. Bye-bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday March 23, 2018 (NIV)

Numbers 36 - Deuteronomy 1

Women Who Inherit Property

36 Then the heads of the clans of Gilead—descendants of Makir, son of Manasseh, son of Joseph—came to Moses and the family leaders of Israel with a petition. They said, “Sir, the Lord instructed you to divide the land by sacred lot among the people of Israel. You were told by the Lord to give the grant of land owned by our brother Zelophehad to his daughters. But if they marry men from another tribe, their grants of land will go with them to the tribe into which they marry. In this way, the total area of our tribal land will be reduced. Then when the Year of Jubilee comes, their portion of land will be added to that of the new tribe, causing it to be lost forever to our ancestral tribe.”

So Moses gave the Israelites this command from the Lord: “The claim of the men of the tribe of Joseph is legitimate. This is what the Lord commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad: Let them marry anyone they like, as long as it is within their own ancestral tribe. None of the territorial land may pass from tribe to tribe, for all the land given to each tribe must remain within the tribe to which it was first allotted. The daughters throughout the tribes of Israel who are in line to inherit property must marry within their tribe, so that all the Israelites will keep their ancestral property. No grant of land may pass from one tribe to another; each tribe of Israel must keep its allotted portion of land.”

10 The daughters of Zelophehad did as the Lord commanded Moses. 11 Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah all married cousins on their father’s side. 12 They married into the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. Thus, their inheritance of land remained within their ancestral tribe.

13 These are the commands and regulations that the Lord gave to the people of Israel through Moses while they were camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

Introduction to Moses’ First Address

These are the words that Moses spoke to all the people of Israel while they were in the wilderness east of the Jordan River. They were camped in the Jordan Valley[a] near Suph, between Paran on one side and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di-zahab on the other.

Normally it takes only eleven days to travel from Mount Sinai[b] to Kadesh-barnea, going by way of Mount Seir. But forty years after the Israelites left Egypt, on the first day of the eleventh month,[c] Moses addressed the people of Israel, telling them everything the Lord had commanded him to say. This took place after he had defeated King Sihon of the Amorites, who ruled in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated King Og of Bashan, who ruled in Ashtaroth.

While the Israelites were in the land of Moab east of the Jordan River, Moses carefully explained the Lord’s instructions as follows.

The Command to Leave Sinai

“When we were at Mount Sinai, the Lord our God said to us, ‘You have stayed at this mountain long enough. It is time to break camp and move on. Go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all the neighboring regions—the Jordan Valley, the hill country, the western foothills,[d] the Negev, and the coastal plain. Go to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, and all the way to the great Euphrates River. Look, I am giving all this land to you! Go in and occupy it, for it is the land the Lord swore to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to all their descendants.’”

Moses Appoints Leaders from Each Tribe

Moses continued, “At that time I told you, ‘You are too great a burden for me to carry all by myself. 10 The Lord your God has increased your population, making you as numerous as the stars! 11 And may the Lord, the God of your ancestors, multiply you a thousand times more and bless you as he promised! 12 But you are such a heavy load to carry! How can I deal with all your problems and bickering? 13 Choose some well-respected men from each tribe who are known for their wisdom and understanding, and I will appoint them as your leaders.’

14 “Then you responded, ‘Your plan is a good one.’ 15 So I took the wise and respected men you had selected from your tribes and appointed them to serve as judges and officials over you. Some were responsible for a thousand people, some for a hundred, some for fifty, and some for ten.

16 “At that time I instructed the judges, ‘You must hear the cases of your fellow Israelites and the foreigners living among you. Be perfectly fair in your decisions 17 and impartial in your judgments. Hear the cases of those who are poor as well as those who are rich. Don’t be afraid of anyone’s anger, for the decision you make is God’s decision. Bring me any cases that are too difficult for you, and I will handle them.’

18 “At that time I gave you instructions about everything you were to do.

Scouts Explore the Land

19 “Then, just as the Lord our God commanded us, we left Mount Sinai and traveled through the great and terrifying wilderness, as you yourselves remember, and headed toward the hill country of the Amorites. When we arrived at Kadesh-barnea, 20 I said to you, ‘You have now reached the hill country of the Amorites that the Lord our God is giving us. 21 Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!’

22 “But you all came to me and said, ‘First, let’s send out scouts to explore the land for us. They will advise us on the best route to take and which towns we should enter.’

23 “This seemed like a good idea to me, so I chose twelve scouts, one from each of your tribes. 24 They headed for the hill country and came to the valley of Eshcol and explored it. 25 They picked some of its fruit and brought it back to us. And they reported, ‘The land the Lord our God has given us is indeed a good land.’

Israel’s Rebellion against the Lord

26 “But you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God and refused to go in. 27 You complained in your tents and said, ‘The Lord must hate us. That’s why he has brought us here from Egypt—to hand us over to the Amorites to be slaughtered. 28 Where can we go? Our brothers have demoralized us with their report. They tell us, “The people of the land are taller and more powerful than we are, and their towns are large, with walls rising high into the sky! We even saw giants there—the descendants of Anak!”’

29 “But I said to you, ‘Don’t be shocked or afraid of them! 30 The Lord your God is going ahead of you. He will fight for you, just as you saw him do in Egypt. 31 And you saw how the Lord your God cared for you all along the way as you traveled through the wilderness, just as a father cares for his child. Now he has brought you to this place.’

32 “But even after all he did, you refused to trust the Lord your God, 33 who goes before you looking for the best places to camp, guiding you with a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day.

34 “When the Lord heard your complaining, he became very angry. So he solemnly swore, 35 ‘Not one of you from this wicked generation will live to see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, 36 except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see this land because he has followed the Lord completely. I will give to him and his descendants some of the very land he explored during his scouting mission.’

37 “And the Lord was also angry with me because of you. He said to me, ‘Moses, not even you will enter the Promised Land! 38 Instead, your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will lead the people into the land. Encourage him, for he will lead Israel as they take possession of it. 39 I will give the land to your little ones—your innocent children. You were afraid they would be captured, but they will be the ones who occupy it. 40 As for you, turn around now and go on back through the wilderness toward the Red Sea.[e]

41 “Then you confessed, ‘We have sinned against the Lord! We will go into the land and fight for it, as the Lord our God has commanded us.’ So your men strapped on their weapons, thinking it would be easy to attack the hill country.

42 “But the Lord told me to tell you, ‘Do not attack, for I am not with you. If you go ahead on your own, you will be crushed by your enemies.’

43 “This is what I told you, but you would not listen. Instead, you again rebelled against the Lord’s command and arrogantly went into the hill country to fight. 44 But the Amorites who lived there came out against you like a swarm of bees. They chased and battered you all the way from Seir to Hormah. 45 Then you returned and wept before the Lord, but he refused to listen. 46 So you stayed there at Kadesh for a long time.


  1. 1:1 Hebrew the Arabah; also in 1:7.
  2. 1:2 Hebrew Horeb, another name for Sinai; also in 1:6, 19.
  3. 1:3 Hebrew In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in January or February.
  4. 1:7 Hebrew the Shephelah.
  5. 1:40 Hebrew sea of reeds.
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Luke 6:1-11

A Discussion about the Sabbath

One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples broke off heads of grain, rubbed off the husks in their hands, and ate the grain. But some Pharisees said, “Why are you breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?”

Jesus replied, “Haven’t you read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He went into the house of God and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests can eat. He also gave some to his companions.” And Jesus added, “The Son of Man[a] is Lord, even over the Sabbath.”

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

On another Sabbath day, a man with a deformed right hand was in the synagogue while Jesus was teaching. The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.

But Jesus knew their thoughts. He said to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand in front of everyone.” So the man came forward. Then Jesus said to his critics, “I have a question for you. Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?”

10 He looked around at them one by one and then said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored! 11 At this, the enemies of Jesus were wild with rage and began to discuss what to do with him.


  1. 6:5 “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
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Psalm 66

Psalm 66

For the choir director: A song. A psalm.

Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
Sing about the glory of his name!
Tell the world how glorious he is.
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.
Everything on earth will worship you;
they will sing your praises,
shouting your name in glorious songs.” Interlude

Come and see what our God has done,
what awesome miracles he performs for people!
He made a dry path through the Red Sea,[a]
and his people went across on foot.
There we rejoiced in him.
For by his great power he rules forever.
He watches every movement of the nations;
let no rebel rise in defiance. Interlude

Let the whole world bless our God
and loudly sing his praises.
Our lives are in his hands,
and he keeps our feet from stumbling.
10 You have tested us, O God;
you have purified us like silver.
11 You captured us in your net
and laid the burden of slavery on our backs.
12 Then you put a leader over us.[b]
We went through fire and flood,
but you brought us to a place of great abundance.

13 Now I come to your Temple with burnt offerings
to fulfill the vows I made to you—
14 yes, the sacred vows that I made
when I was in deep trouble.
15 That is why I am sacrificing burnt offerings to you—
the best of my rams as a pleasing aroma,
and a sacrifice of bulls and male goats. Interlude

16 Come and listen, all you who fear God,
and I will tell you what he did for me.
17 For I cried out to him for help,
praising him as I spoke.
18 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
19 But God did listen!
He paid attention to my prayer.
20 Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer
or withdraw his unfailing love from me.


  1. 66:6 Hebrew the sea.
  2. 66:12 Or You made people ride over our heads.
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Proverbs 11:24-26

24 Give freely and become more wealthy;
be stingy and lose everything.

25 The generous will prosper;
those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

26 People curse those who hoard their grain,
but they bless the one who sells in time of need.

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03/22/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 33:40-35:34, Luke 5:12-28, Psalms 65:1-13, Proverbs 11:23

Today is the 22nd day of March, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you. We’ve journeyed through the center of the week and now we’re on the back half step-by-step, day by day, forward through the Scriptures. So, we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday. We’re reading from the New Living Translation this week and we’re about to finish the book of Numbers. We’ll read from Numbers today and then we will be concluding the book of numbers tomorrow, but for today, Numbers 33 verse 40 through 35 verse 34.


Okay. So, there’s a couple of things we can notice in the gospel of Luke in our reading today. The first is certainly that Jesus has the power to heal and set captives free, but He’s not using that as His calling card, right? That’s not what He’s doing. He’s not trying to draw people for the magic show at all. Like, He’s not trying to be the roving circus. He’s trying to call people back to God. And so often, and as we saw in today’s reading, when someone gets healed He tells them to keep it on the down low. He asks them not to tell anybody. But, of course, they don’t do that so the crowds increase and increase and increase, but they’re not specifically the crowds Jesus is looking for. He’s looking for people with years to hear and eyes to see. And every time people spread all of this miracle magic worker stuff around the countryside it draws a crowd of curiosity, but not a crowd of those with eyes to see and ears to hear. And, so, we see clearly that Jesus isn’t manipulative in any way. He’s not trying to build the reputation that is surrounding Him. He’s trying to declare the good favor of the Lord, to heal the brokenhearted, and set the captives free, but we see just how infectious the power of God is, it draws the crowd of curiosity, which makes Jesus saying, ‘wide is the gate, broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it, but small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it’ make a lot more sense. The other thing that we can notice in today’s reading is that the Pharisees and scribes, and teachers of the law, they’re around Jesus, they’re listening and they’re actually traveling to hear Jesus. So, His reputation is definitely spreading all the way to Jerusalem. People are coming all the way from Jerusalem to the Galilee. That’s a pretty good hike, 90 miles, to see what’s going on. So, they’re trying to check out what is happening, but anytime Jesus encroaches upon ritual and tradition, they’re put off by it. And this eventually is what gets Jesus into trouble and what eventually gets people plotting to assassinate Jesus. And we see that in today’s reading when this crippled person is carried to Jesus by His friends, and they can’t get to Jesus. And, so, they tear a hole in the roof and lower Him down. Jesus sees their faith and He tells the young man, your sins are forgiven, which immediately perks up the ears of the religious leaders, right? Because this is blasphemy. Only God can forgive sins they’re saying to themselves. So, the clear power of God is within Jesus and yet He’s bucking the system, leaving these people confused. And, so, you know, they resort to things like, well, yes, He’s got power, but the power that He has is from the devil, which of course leads Jesus to say, like, how can that even be? What you’re saying, how can that even be? But we can note as we’re moving to Luke. This is how it’s going to go. They’re going to keep watching Jesus. At first they’re amazed at His way of expanding and expounding upon the Scriptures and the obvious anointing that is upon Him, but He’s willing to fly in the face of their tradition and they’re not willing to go on that journey, which obviously, as we know, will lead us to Jerusalem, and a crucifixion. The people of God, conspiring against God to destroy God, which is a pretty stark and harsh reality, but it invites us to consider the ways that we hold onto our own rituals and traditions and try to block out anyone who might obviously have the anointing of God in some sort of way and be bringing light and life and good news but just in a way that’s uncomfortable to us. In some way we make the same kinds of judgments.


Father, we invite You into those things. These kinds of themes, they continue to come up in the Scriptures, and they come up often enough that they can’t really leave our minds. We have to continually examine ourselves, which is the beauty of Your word. It continues to press in upon us. It won’t let us become complacent. It’s constantly challenging us and inviting us forward. And, so, we thank You for that. As uncomfortable as it can be at times, we thank You for that because all You are trying to do is heal our broken hearts and set us free. And, so, we embrace that Lord. We open ourselves to that and invite Your Holy Spirit to plant Your word in our lives today. And we ask in Jesus name. Amen.


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This Sunday ,couple days from now, is the next thing on the calendar. I’ll be speaking in Louisville, Kentucky New Song Christian fellowship. So, if you’re in the area come out and say hello. I’ve also mentioned the 8th of April, which is two weeks from Sunday. I’ll be in Washington state at Columbia Community Church in the Tri-Cities area.

And then the 12th of April is when the More Gathering for women begins. And we’re assembling an army of prayer over and around everything about the More Gathering. And, so, inviting you, the entire community to begin to pray over all of the women who will be making the journey to the mountains of Georgia and just covering everything – travel, health, technology, all of it. Thank you for your prayers in advance and all the way through the event. And, of course, if that’s something you want to come to you can check it out it moregathering.com.

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And that’s it for today. I am Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi. This is Stephanie the Lord’s Chic from Oklahoma. This is the first time that I’ve called. I’ve been listening since, oh, I think October of last year and this is the biggest blessing I could have ever come across. I am headed to Texas for a family reunion with estranged children. I have five children. The oldest, we don’t know where he is exactly. The next two, I’ve basically been estranged from for six years. And the youngest two are my brother and sister in Christ and my breath. So, the three of us are traveling from Oklahoma to Texas to celebrate one of the older children’s, my granddaughter has finished her chemotherapy, and we’re celebrating her life together. This can potentially be a powder keg or it can potentially be a thing of great blessing. So, I would ask for prayer for the Jesus mobile as we travel down to Texas for protection mentally, physically, and spiritually for us as there are varied and sundry spiritual aspects going to be there, anything from Buddhism to New Age to witchcraft. So, I covet your prayers and I’m so glad that there are many, many brothers and sisters to help us. I will update on our return. We leave Friday the 23rd and should return Monday the 26th. So, God bless you all. Love you all. Bye-bye.

Hey Daily Audio Bible family. It is Dr. John from Jordan New York. Jeff from Syracuse, you’re breaking my heart. I can totally relate with you in the process of losing your wife of 29 years. My wife and I will celebrate 29 years this coming June and I just can’t imagine going through that. So, my prayers are with you for peace and for comfort for you and for your wife Martha, I think her name is Martha. Anyway, just know that you’re being prayed for. Thank you, all your prayer warriors out there that pray for the unspoken prayers. I just want to let you know about one such answered unspoken prayer. My mom was considering going to new hospice because she was not getting better after a fall. And she was really short of breath and she required oxygen. And…I kept saying I need to call, I need to call and I didn’t. And I just went down to visit her and she is doing so much better. She’s like, yeah, I guess I’m not gonna die yet. So, it’s an answer to prayer and for those of you who pray for the unspoken prayers thank you. This one’s for you. Please keep up the good work. I love you guys. Make it a great day. Cheers.

Hi family this is His Little Sharee in Canada and I wanted to thank Victoria S. for praying for me. I also wanted to thank everybody who’s been praying for me. My sleep has improved greatly praise the Lord. I’m so grateful because the last several days I’ve slept so much better. My restless legs have really been so much better and I’m so grateful. And I’m also calling to pray for Mel from Florida who called to say that she’s been having trouble with insomnia the past couple of months. Mel I’ve just decided to adopt you in prayer and I’m going to break praying for you because obviously my heart goes out to you and to everyone who suffers with sleeping problems whether it’s from an underlying health condition or whether it’s from pain, whether it’s nightmares, shiftwork, anything that causes a disruption for sleep. I want to pray for everyone but specifically for Mel. And Mel, I also want to let you know that when the enemy comes against you the Lord stands guard over you as your shepherd to keep the wolves of fear away. And I’m going to be praying that in the night your shepherd will stand guard over you and you will be blanketed by peace and fear were not be able to touch you. In fact, that place of fear will become a place of intimacy as it says in Psalms 23 - In the presence of my enemies the Lord prepares a table for me. So, I’m praying that He would turn fear into intimacy and you would dine with the Lord and commune with him in the night and all the plans and purposes of the evil one will be foiled. Thank you, family. Bye for now.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family. This is Tony from Germany and I have a really neat story to tell. Well, some of you already know it. When the Daily Audio Bible group was in Israel, those who were traveling there with Brian, I happen to be there to work. And I had wanted to connect with the group but I was working long, long hours and six days a week and so forth. The one day I had off, I planned to take a coworker into Jerusalem. And in that morning when I was listening to the Daily Audio Bible podcast, I heard the group was going to be in Jerusalem and it was their last date. So, I went into Jerusalem and I was arriving I prayed out loud, Lord Jesus said if you say to this mountain be lifted up and thrown into the sea even that will happen. You will receive all you pray for provided you have faith. And I said, Lord please bring me together with the DAB travelers to include Brian. One hour later I saw them and they were all standing in line waiting to go into the Holy Sepulchre church. I had my Sneezing Jesus book with me so I could be easily identified and I started waving it in the air and suddenly there was an uproar of the crowd. Everyone recognized the book. Some had seen a post of mine on DAB friends. And lo and behold, I was connected to the group. So, I wanted to share that. And it was an honor. I wasn’t expecting this, but Brian signed my Sneezing Jesus book. So, now I can’t give that one away. So, I just wanted to share. It was lovely meeting the travelers and Brian. God bless everyone. Bye.

Alleluia Jesus. This is Matthew __ from Fair Oaks Alabama calling in to let you all know the truth. Jesus is Lord and depression is a liar. In the name of Jesus, I rebuke depression off of the lives, all the lies to be removed from the body of Christ in Jesus’ mighty name. Depression you have to go. You have no place in his body. Lord, bring the times of refreshing. Bring the fresh washing of the word, the renewing of the mind into the hearts and minds of the body of Christ. We have the mind of Christ and we are strong in the power is might. Depression, you’re a liar you have to go. In Jesus’ name. I love you family. God is so good. I dealt with depression before I was saved. I was set free and then, years later, his hands came back but they’re liars because the times of refreshing are so sweet. God is so kind and so generous. I love you. God bless you. Depression is a liar.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday March 22, 2018 (NIV)

Numbers 33:40-35:34

40 At that time the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev in the land of Canaan, heard that the people of Israel were approaching his land.

41 Meanwhile, the Israelites left Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.

42 Then they left Zalmonah and camped at Punon.

43 They left Punon and camped at Oboth.

44 They left Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim on the border of Moab.

45 They left Iye-abarim[a] and camped at Dibon-gad.

46 They left Dibon-gad and camped at Almon-diblathaim.

47 They left Almon-diblathaim and camped in the mountains east of the river,[b] near Mount Nebo.

48 They left the mountains east of the river and camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho. 49 Along the Jordan River they camped from Beth-jeshimoth as far as the meadows of Acacia[c] on the plains of Moab.

50 While they were camped near the Jordan River on the plains of Moab opposite Jericho, the Lord said to Moses, 51 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: When you cross the Jordan River into the land of Canaan, 52 you must drive out all the people living there. You must destroy all their carved and molten images and demolish all their pagan shrines. 53 Take possession of the land and settle in it, because I have given it to you to occupy. 54 You must distribute the land among the clans by sacred lot and in proportion to their size. A larger portion of land will be allotted to each of the larger clans, and a smaller portion will be allotted to each of the smaller clans. The decision of the sacred lot is final. In this way, the portions of land will be divided among your ancestral tribes. 55 But if you fail to drive out the people who live in the land, those who remain will be like splinters in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will harass you in the land where you live. 56 And I will do to you what I had planned to do to them.”

Boundaries of the Land

34 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Give these instructions to the Israelites: When you come into the land of Canaan, which I am giving you as your special possession, these will be the boundaries. The southern portion of your country will extend from the wilderness of Zin, along the edge of Edom. The southern boundary will begin on the east at the Dead Sea.[d] It will then run south past Scorpion Pass[e] in the direction of Zin. Its southernmost point will be Kadesh-barnea, from which it will go to Hazar-addar, and on to Azmon. From Azmon the boundary will turn toward the Brook of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea.[f]

“Your western boundary will be the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.

“Your northern boundary will begin at the Mediterranean Sea and run east to Mount Hor, then to Lebo-hamath, and on through Zedad and Ziphron to Hazar-enan. This will be your northern boundary.

10 “The eastern boundary will start at Hazar-enan and run south to Shepham, 11 then down to Riblah on the east side of Ain. From there the boundary will run down along the eastern edge of the Sea of Galilee,[g] 12 and then along the Jordan River to the Dead Sea. These are the boundaries of your land.”

13 Then Moses told the Israelites, “This territory is the homeland you are to divide among yourselves by sacred lot. The Lord has commanded that the land be divided among the nine and a half remaining tribes. 14 The families of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh have already received their grants of land 15 on the east side of the Jordan River, across from Jericho toward the sunrise.”

Leaders to Divide the Land

16 And the Lord said to Moses, 17 “Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun are the men designated to divide the grants of land among the people. 18 Enlist one leader from each tribe to help them with the task. 19 These are the tribes and the names of the leaders:

JudahCaleb son of Jephunneh
20 SimeonShemuel son of Ammihud
21 BenjaminElidad son of Kislon
22 DanBukki son of Jogli
23 Manasseh son of JosephHanniel son of Ephod
24 Ephraim son of JosephKemuel son of Shiphtan
25 ZebulunElizaphan son of Parnach
26 IssacharPaltiel son of Azzan
27 AsherAhihud son of Shelomi
28 NaphtaliPedahel son of Ammihud

29 These are the men the Lord has appointed to divide the grants of land in Canaan among the Israelites.”

Towns for the Levites

35 While Israel was camped beside the Jordan on the plains of Moab across from Jericho, the Lord said to Moses, “Command the people of Israel to give to the Levites from their property certain towns to live in, along with the surrounding pasturelands. These towns will be for the Levites to live in, and the surrounding lands will provide pasture for their cattle, flocks, and other livestock. The pastureland assigned to the Levites around these towns will extend 1,500 feet[h] from the town walls in every direction. Measure off 3,000 feet[i] outside the town walls in every direction—east, south, west, north—with the town at the center. This area will serve as the larger pastureland for the towns.

“Six of the towns you give the Levites will be cities of refuge, where a person who has accidentally killed someone can flee for safety. In addition, give them forty-two other towns. In all, forty-eight towns with the surrounding pastureland will be given to the Levites. These towns will come from the property of the people of Israel. The larger tribes will give more towns to the Levites, while the smaller tribes will give fewer. Each tribe will give property in proportion to the size of its land.”

Cities of Refuge

The Lord said to Moses, 10 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel.

“When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 11 designate cities of refuge to which people can flee if they have killed someone accidentally. 12 These cities will be places of protection from a dead person’s relatives who want to avenge the death. The slayer must not be put to death before being tried by the community. 13 Designate six cities of refuge for yourselves, 14 three on the east side of the Jordan River and three on the west in the land of Canaan. 15 These cities are for the protection of Israelites, foreigners living among you, and traveling merchants. Anyone who accidentally kills someone may flee there for safety.

16 “But if someone strikes and kills another person with a piece of iron, it is murder, and the murderer must be executed. 17 Or if someone with a stone in his hand strikes and kills another person, it is murder, and the murderer must be put to death. 18 Or if someone strikes and kills another person with a wooden object, it is murder, and the murderer must be put to death. 19 The victim’s nearest relative is responsible for putting the murderer to death. When they meet, the avenger must put the murderer to death. 20 So if someone hates another person and waits in ambush, then pushes him or throws something at him and he dies, it is murder. 21 Or if someone hates another person and hits him with a fist and he dies, it is murder. In such cases, the avenger must put the murderer to death when they meet.

22 “But suppose someone pushes another person without having shown previous hostility, or throws something that unintentionally hits another person, 23 or accidentally drops a huge stone on someone, though they were not enemies, and the person dies. 24 If this should happen, the community must follow these regulations in making a judgment between the slayer and the avenger, the victim’s nearest relative: 25 The community must protect the slayer from the avenger and must escort the slayer back to live in the city of refuge to which he fled. There he must remain until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the sacred oil.

26 “But if the slayer ever leaves the limits of the city of refuge, 27 and the avenger finds him outside the city and kills him, it will not be considered murder. 28 The slayer should have stayed inside the city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest, the slayer may return to his own property. 29 These are legal requirements for you to observe from generation to generation, wherever you may live.

30 “All murderers must be put to death, but only if evidence is presented by more than one witness. No one may be put to death on the testimony of only one witness. 31 Also, you must never accept a ransom payment for the life of someone judged guilty of murder and subject to execution; murderers must always be put to death. 32 And never accept a ransom payment from someone who has fled to a city of refuge, allowing a slayer to return to his property before the death of the high priest. 33 This will ensure that the land where you live will not be polluted, for murder pollutes the land. And no sacrifice except the execution of the murderer can purify the land from murder.[j] 34 You must not defile the land where you live, for I live there myself. I am the Lord, who lives among the people of Israel.”


  1. 33:45 As in 33:44; Hebrew reads Iyim, another name for Iye-abarim.
  2. 33:47 Or the mountains of Abarim; also in 33:48.
  3. 33:49 Hebrew as far as Abel-shittim.
  4. 34:3 Hebrew Salt Sea; also in 34:12.
  5. 34:4 Or the ascent of Akrabbim.
  6. 34:5 Hebrew the sea; also in 34:6, 7.
  7. 34:11 Hebrew Sea of Kinnereth.
  8. 35:4 Hebrew 1,000 cubits [460 meters].
  9. 35:5 Hebrew 2,000 cubits [920 meters].
  10. 35:33 Or can make atonement for murder.
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Luke 5:12-39

Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy

12 In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”

13 Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared. 14 Then Jesus instructed him not to tell anyone what had happened. He said, “Go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy.[a] This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.”

15 But despite Jesus’ instructions, the report of his power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man

17 One day while Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of religious law were sitting nearby. (It seemed that these men showed up from every village in all Galilee and Judea, as well as from Jerusalem.) And the Lord’s healing power was strongly with Jesus.

18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat. They tried to take him inside to Jesus, 19 but they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.”

21 But the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to themselves, “Who does he think he is? That’s blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!”

22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? 23 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man[b] has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

25 And immediately, as everyone watched, the man jumped up, picked up his mat, and went home praising God. 26 Everyone was gripped with great wonder and awe, and they praised God, exclaiming, “We have seen amazing things today!”

Jesus Calls Levi (Matthew)

27 Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. 28 So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.

29 Later, Levi held a banquet in his home with Jesus as the guest of honor. Many of Levi’s fellow tax collectors and other guests also ate with them. 30 But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with such scum?[c]

31 Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. 32 I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”

A Discussion about Fasting

33 One day some people said to Jesus, “John the Baptist’s disciples fast and pray regularly, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. Why are your disciples always eating and drinking?”

34 Jesus responded, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. 35 But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.”

36 Then Jesus gave them this illustration: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and uses it to patch an old garment. For then the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t even match the old garment.

37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. 38 New wine must be stored in new wineskins. 39 But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.”


  1. 5:14 See Lev 14:2-32.
  2. 5:24 “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
  3. 5:30 Greek with tax collectors and sinners?
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Psalm 65

Psalm 65

For the choir director: A song. A psalm of David.

What mighty praise, O God,
belongs to you in Zion.
We will fulfill our vows to you,
for you answer our prayers.
All of us must come to you.
Though we are overwhelmed by our sins,
you forgive them all.
What joy for those you choose to bring near,
those who live in your holy courts.
What festivities await us
inside your holy Temple.

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,
O God our savior.
You are the hope of everyone on earth,
even those who sail on distant seas.
You formed the mountains by your power
and armed yourself with mighty strength.
You quieted the raging oceans
with their pounding waves
and silenced the shouting of the nations.
Those who live at the ends of the earth
stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
you inspire shouts of joy.

You take care of the earth and water it,
making it rich and fertile.
The river of God has plenty of water;
it provides a bountiful harvest of grain,
for you have ordered it so.
10 You drench the plowed ground with rain,
melting the clods and leveling the ridges.
You soften the earth with showers
and bless its abundant crops.
11 You crown the year with a bountiful harvest;
even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture,
and the hillsides blossom with joy.
13 The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep,
and the valleys are carpeted with grain.
They all shout and sing for joy!

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Proverbs 11:23

23 The godly can look forward to a reward,
while the wicked can expect only judgment.

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