The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday April 15, 2020 (NIV)

Joshua 11-12

Conquests in Northern Canaan

11 When Jabin, king of Hazor, heard of this, he (A)sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph, and to the kings who were in the northern hill country, and in the (B)Arabah south of (C)Chinneroth, and in the lowland, and (D)in Naphoth-dor on the (E)west, to the Canaanites in the east and the west, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, and the (F)Jebusites in the hill country, and the (G)Hivites under (H)Hermon in the land of (I)Mizpah. And they came out with all their troops, a great horde, in number (J)like the sand that is on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots. And all these kings joined their forces and came and encamped together at the waters of Merom to fight against Israel.

And the Lord said to Joshua, (K)“Do not be afraid of them, for tomorrow at this time I will give over all of them, slain, to Israel. You shall (L)hamstring their horses and burn their (M)chariots with fire.” So Joshua and all his warriors came (N)suddenly against them by the waters of Merom and fell upon them. And the Lord gave them into the hand of Israel, who struck them and chased them as far as (O)Great Sidon and (P)Misrephoth-maim, and eastward as far as the Valley of (Q)Mizpeh. And they struck them until he left none remaining. And Joshua did to them (R)just as the Lord said to him: he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.

10 And Joshua turned back at that time and captured (S)Hazor and struck its king with the sword, for Hazor formerly was the head of all those kingdoms. 11 And they struck with the sword all who were in it, devoting them to destruction;[a] (T)there was none left that breathed. And he burned Hazor with fire. 12 And all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua captured, and struck them with the edge of the sword, devoting them to destruction, (U)just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded. 13 But none of the cities that stood on mounds did Israel burn, except Hazor alone; that Joshua burned. 14 And all the spoil of these cities and the livestock, the people of Israel took for their plunder. But every person they struck with the edge of the sword until they had destroyed them, and they did not leave any who breathed. 15 (V)Just as the Lord had commanded Moses his servant, (W)so Moses commanded Joshua, (X)and so Joshua did. He left nothing undone of all that the Lord had commanded Moses.

16 So Joshua took all that land, (Y)the hill country and all the Negeb and (Z)all the land of Goshen (AA)and the lowland (AB)and the Arabah (AC)and the hill country of Israel and its lowland 17 (AD)from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, as far as (AE)Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon below (AF)Mount Hermon. And he captured (AG)all their kings and struck them and put them to death. 18 Joshua made war (AH)a long time with all those kings. 19 There was not a city that made peace with the people of Israel except (AI)the Hivites, the inhabitants of Gibeon. They took them all in battle. 20 For it was the Lord's doing (AJ)to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be devoted to destruction and should receive no mercy but be destroyed, (AK)just as the Lord commanded Moses.

21 And Joshua came at that time and cut off (AL)the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua devoted them to destruction with their cities. 22 There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the people of Israel. Only in Gaza, (AM)in Gath, and in Ashdod did some remain. 23 So Joshua took the whole land, (AN)according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses. (AO)And Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel (AP)according to their tribal allotments. And the land had rest from war.

Kings Defeated by Moses

12 Now these are the kings of the land whom the people of Israel defeated and took possession of their land beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise, from (AQ)the Valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon, with all (AR)the Arabah eastward: (AS)Sihon king of the Amorites who lived at Heshbon and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and (AT)from the middle of the valley as far as the (AU)river Jabbok, the boundary of the Ammonites, that is, half of Gilead, and (AV)the Arabah (AW)to the Sea of Chinneroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, southward to the foot of (AX)the slopes of Pisgah; and (AY)Og[b] king of Bashan, one of the remnant of (AZ)the Rephaim, (BA)who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei and ruled over (BB)Mount Hermon and (BC)Salecah and all Bashan (BD)to the boundary of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and over half of Gilead to the boundary of Sihon king of Heshbon. (BE)Moses, the servant of the Lord, and the people of Israel defeated them. And Moses the servant of the Lord (BF)gave their land for a possession to the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

Kings Defeated by Joshua

And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the people of Israel defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon to (BG)Mount Halak, that rises toward Seir (and Joshua gave their land to the tribes of Israel as a possession (BH)according to their allotments, (BI)in the hill country, in the lowland, in the Arabah, in the slopes, in the wilderness, and in the Negeb, the land of (BJ)the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites): (BK)the king of Jericho, one; (BL)the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one; 10 (BM)the king of Jerusalem, one; (BN)the king of Hebron, one; 11 (BO)the king of Jarmuth, one; (BP)the king of Lachish, one; 12 (BQ)the king of Eglon, one; (BR)the king of Gezer, one; 13 (BS)the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one; 14 the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one; 15 (BT)the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one; 16 (BU)the king of Makkedah, one; (BV)the king of Bethel, one; 17 the king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one; 18 the king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one; 19 (BW)the king of Madon, one; (BX)the king of Hazor, one; 20 (BY)the king of Shimron-meron, one; (BZ)the king of Achshaph, one; 21 (CA)the king of Taanach, one; (CB)the king of Megiddo, one; 22 the king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one; 23 (CC)the king of Dor in (CD)Naphath-dor, one; the king of Goiim in Galilee,[c] one; 24 the king of Tirzah, one: in all, thirty-one kings.


  1. Joshua 11:11 That is, setting apart (devoting) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction); also verses 12, 20, 21
  2. Joshua 12:4 Septuagint; Hebrew the boundary of Og
  3. Joshua 12:23 Septuagint; Hebrew Gilgal

Cross references:

  1. Joshua 11:1 : ch. 10:3
  2. Joshua 11:2 : ch. 3:16; Deut. 1:1
  3. Joshua 11:2 : ch. 12:3; 13:27; 19:35; Num. 34:11
  4. Joshua 11:2 : ch. 12:23
  5. Joshua 11:2 : ch. 17:11; Judg. 1:27
  6. Joshua 11:3 : ch. 15:63
  7. Joshua 11:3 : Judg. 3:3
  8. Joshua 11:3 : See Deut. 3:8
  9. Joshua 11:3 : ver. 8; Gen. 31:49
  10. Joshua 11:4 : Gen. 22:17; 32:12; Judg. 7:12; 1 Sam. 13:5
  11. Joshua 11:6 : [ch. 10:8]
  12. Joshua 11:6 : ver. 9; 2 Sam. 8:4; 1 Chr. 18:4; [Gen. 49:6]
  13. Joshua 11:6 : ch. 17:16-18; Deut. 20:1; Judg. 1:19; 4:3
  14. Joshua 11:7 : ch. 10:9
  15. Joshua 11:8 : ch. 19:28
  16. Joshua 11:8 : ch. 13:6
  17. Joshua 11:8 : ver. 3
  18. Joshua 11:9 : ver. 6
  19. Joshua 11:10 : [Judg. 4:2]
  20. Joshua 11:11 : ch. 10:40
  21. Joshua 11:12 : Deut. 20:16, 17
  22. Joshua 11:15 : Ex. 34:11, 12
  23. Joshua 11:15 : Deut. 7:2
  24. Joshua 11:15 : ch. 1:7
  25. Joshua 11:16 : ch. 12:8
  26. Joshua 11:16 : ch. 10:41; 15:51
  27. Joshua 11:16 : ver. 2
  28. Joshua 11:16 : ver. 2
  29. Joshua 11:16 : ver. 21
  30. Joshua 11:17 : ch. 12:7
  31. Joshua 11:17 : ch. 12:7; 13:5
  32. Joshua 11:17 : See ver. 3
  33. Joshua 11:17 : ch. 12:7; Deut. 7:24
  34. Joshua 11:18 : [ch. 14:7, 10]
  35. Joshua 11:19 : ch. 9:3, 7
  36. Joshua 11:20 : See Ex. 4:21
  37. Joshua 11:20 : Deut. 20:16, 17
  38. Joshua 11:21 : ch. 15:13, 14; Num. 13:22, 23; Deut. 1:28
  39. Joshua 11:22 : [1 Sam. 17:4]
  40. Joshua 11:23 : See Num. 34:2-12
  41. Joshua 11:23 : See ch. 14–19; Num. 26:52-56
  42. Joshua 11:23 : ch. 12:7; 18:10
  43. Joshua 12:1 : Num. 21:13, 24; Deut. 3:8, 9
  44. Joshua 12:1 : See Deut. 1:1
  45. Joshua 12:2 : Deut. 2:32, 33; 3:6, 16; See Num. 21:21-26
  46. Joshua 12:2 : Deut. 2:36
  47. Joshua 12:2 : Gen. 32:22
  48. Joshua 12:3 : [See ver. 1 above]; See Deut. 1:1
  49. Joshua 12:3 : ch. 11:2
  50. Joshua 12:3 : ch. 13:20; Deut. 3:17; 4:49
  51. Joshua 12:4 : Deut. 3:3, 10; See Num. 21:33-35
  52. Joshua 12:4 : ch. 13:12; 15:8; 18:16
  53. Joshua 12:4 : ch. 9:10; Deut. 1:4
  54. Joshua 12:5 : Deut. 3:8, 9
  55. Joshua 12:5 : ch. 13:11; Deut. 3:10
  56. Joshua 12:5 : Deut. 3:14
  57. Joshua 12:6 : See Num. 21:23, 24, 33-35
  58. Joshua 12:6 : ch. 13:8; Num. 32:29, 33; Deut. 3:11, 12
  59. Joshua 12:7 : ch. 11:17
  60. Joshua 12:7 : ch. 11:23; 18:10
  61. Joshua 12:8 : ch. 10:40; 11:16
  62. Joshua 12:8 : ch. 9:1
  63. Joshua 12:9 : [ch. 6:2]
  64. Joshua 12:9 : ch. 8:29
  65. Joshua 12:10 : ch. 10:23
  66. Joshua 12:10 : ch. 10:23
  67. Joshua 12:11 : [See ver. 10 above]; ch. 10:23
  68. Joshua 12:11 : [See ver. 10 above]; ch. 10:23
  69. Joshua 12:12 : [See ver. 10 above]; ch. 10:23
  70. Joshua 12:12 : ch. 10:33
  71. Joshua 12:13 : ch. 10:38, 39
  72. Joshua 12:15 : ch. 10:29
  73. Joshua 12:16 : ch. 10:28
  74. Joshua 12:16 : ch. 8:17; Judg. 1:22
  75. Joshua 12:19 : ch. 11:1
  76. Joshua 12:19 : ch. 11:1, 10
  77. Joshua 12:20 : [See ver. 19 above]; ch. 11:1
  78. Joshua 12:20 : [See ver. 19 above]; ch. 11:1
  79. Joshua 12:21 : ch. 17:11
  80. Joshua 12:21 : ch. 17:11
  81. Joshua 12:23 : [See ver. 21 above]; ch. 17:11
  82. Joshua 12:23 : ch. 11:2
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Luke 17:11-37

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11 (A)On the way to Jerusalem (B)he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,[a] (C)who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and (D)show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, (E)praising God with a loud voice; 16 and (F)he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was (G)a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not (H)ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and (I)give praise to God except this (J)foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; (K)your faith has (L)made you well.”[b]

The Coming of the Kingdom

20 Being asked by the Pharisees (M)when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God (N)is not coming in ways that can be observed, 21 nor (O)will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”[c]

22 And he said to the disciples, (P)“The days are coming when you will desire (Q)to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 (R)And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. 24 (S)For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be (T)in his day.[d] 25 But first (U)he must suffer many things and (V)be rejected by this generation. 26 (W)Just as it was in the days of (X)Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 (Y)They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of (Z)Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 (AA)but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— 30 so will it be (AB)on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, (AC)let the one who is on (AD)the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 32 (AE)Remember Lot's wife. 33 (AF)Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will (AG)keep it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. 35 (AH)There will be two women (AI)grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.”[e] 37 And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, (AJ)“Where the corpse[f] is, there the vultures[g] will gather.”


  1. Luke 17:12 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
  2. Luke 17:19 Or has saved you
  3. Luke 17:21 Or within you, or within your grasp
  4. Luke 17:24 Some manuscripts omit in his day
  5. Luke 17:35 Some manuscripts add verse 36: Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left
  6. Luke 17:37 Greek body
  7. Luke 17:37 Or eagles
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Psalm 84

My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord

To the choirmaster: according to (A)The Gittith.[a] A Psalm of (B)the Sons of Korah.

84 How (C)lovely is your (D)dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul (E)longs, yes, (F)faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to (G)the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
(H)my King and my God.
(I)Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever (J)singing your praise! Selah

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
(K)in whose heart are the highways to Zion.[b]
As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
(L)the early rain also covers it with (M)pools.
They go (N)from strength to strength;
each one (O)appears before God in Zion.

O (P)Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
(Q)Behold our (R)shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!

10 For a day (S)in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be (T)a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is (U)a sun and (V)shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
(W)No good thing does he withhold
from those who (X)walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
(Y)blessed is the one who trusts in you!


  1. Psalm 84:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 84:5 Hebrew lacks to Zion
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Proverbs 13:5-6

The righteous hates falsehood,
but the wicked brings shame[a] and disgrace.
(A)Righteousness guards him whose (B)way is blameless,
but sin overthrows the wicked.


  1. Proverbs 13:5 Or stench
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