The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday April 16, 2020 (NIV)

Joshua 13-14

Land Still to Be Conquered

13 Now Joshua (A)was old and advanced in years, and the Lord said to him, “You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land (B)to possess. (C)This is the land that yet remains: all the (D)regions of the Philistines, and all those of the Geshurites (from the (E)Shihor, which is east of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron, it is counted as Canaanite; (F)there are five rulers of the Philistines, those of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of (G)the Avvim, in the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the boundary of (H)the Amorites, and the land of the (I)Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from (J)Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to (K)Lebo-hamath, all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to (L)Misrephoth-maim, even all the Sidonians. I myself will drive (M)them out from before the people of Israel. Only (N)allot the land to Israel (O)for an inheritance, as I have commanded you. Now therefore (P)divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh.”

The Inheritance East of the Jordan

With the other half of the tribe of Manasseh[a] the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, (Q)which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the Lord gave them: (R)from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and (S)all the tableland of Medeba as far as Dibon; 10 (T)and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the boundary of the Ammonites; 11 and Gilead, and the (U)region of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and (V)all Bashan to Salecah; 12 (W)all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of (X)the remnant of the Rephaim); (Y)these Moses had struck and driven out. 13 (Z)Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites, but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.

14 (AA)To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance. The offerings by fire to the Lord God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him.

15 And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the people of Reuben according to their clans. 16 So their territory was from Aroer, (AB)which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by (AC)Medeba; 17 with Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the tableland; (AD)Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon, 18 (AE)and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath, 19 and (AF)Kiriathaim, and (AG)Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley, 20 and (AH)Beth-peor, and (AI)the slopes of Pisgah, and (AJ)Beth-jeshimoth, 21 that is, (AK)all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, (AL)whom Moses defeated with (AM)the leaders of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land. 22 (AN)Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain. 23 And the border of the people of Reuben was the Jordan as a boundary. This was the inheritance of the people of Reuben, according to their clans with their cities and villages.

24 Moses gave an inheritance also to the tribe of Gad, to the people of Gad, according to their clans. 25 (AO)Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites, to Aroer, which is east of (AP)Rabbah, 26 and from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from (AQ)Mahanaim to the territory of Debir,[b] 27 and in the valley Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, (AR)Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, having the Jordan as a boundary, to the lower end of the Sea of (AS)Chinnereth, eastward beyond the Jordan. 28 This is the inheritance of the people of Gad according to their clans, with their cities and villages.

29 And Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh. It was allotted to the half-tribe of the people of Manasseh according to their clans. 30 Their region extended from (AT)Mahanaim, through all Bashan, the whole kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all (AU)the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities, 31 and half Gilead, and (AV)Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. These were allotted to the people of (AW)Machir the son of Manasseh for the half of the people of Machir according to their clans.

32 These are the inheritances that Moses distributed (AX)in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan east of Jericho. 33 (AY)But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the Lord God of Israel is their inheritance, (AZ)just as he said to them.

The Inheritance West of the Jordan

14 These are the inheritances that the people of Israel received in the land of Canaan, which (BA)Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people of Israel gave them to inherit. Their inheritance was (BB)by lot, just as the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses for the nine and one-half tribes. (BC)For Moses had given an inheritance to the two and one-half tribes beyond the Jordan, (BD)but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them. For (BE)the people of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. And no portion was given to the Levites in the land, but only cities to dwell in, with their pasturelands for their livestock and their substance. The people of Israel did (BF)as the Lord commanded Moses; they allotted the land.

Caleb's Request and Inheritance

Then the people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the (BG)Kenizzite said to him, “You know (BH)what the Lord said to Moses the man of God in Kadesh-barnea concerning you and me. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord (BI)sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. But (BJ)my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed the Lord my God. And Moses swore on that day, saying, (BK)‘Surely the land (BL)on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’ 10 And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, (BM)just as he said, these (BN)forty-five years since the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day (BO)eighty-five years old. 11 (BP)I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and (BQ)for going and coming. 12 So now give me this hill country of which the Lord spoke on that day, for you heard on that day how the (BR)Anakim were there, with great fortified cities. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the Lord said.”

13 Then Joshua (BS)blessed him, and he gave (BT)Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, (BU)because he wholly followed the Lord, the God of Israel. 15 (BV)Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba.[c] (Arba[d] was the greatest man among the Anakim.) (BW)And the land had rest from war.


  1. Joshua 13:8 Hebrew With it
  2. Joshua 13:26 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew Lidebir
  3. Joshua 14:15 Kiriath-arba means the city of Arba
  4. Joshua 14:15 Hebrew He

Cross references:

  1. Joshua 13:1 : ch. 14:10; 23:1
  2. Joshua 13:1 : Deut. 31:3
  3. Joshua 13:2 : Judg. 3:1
  4. Joshua 13:2 : Joel 3:4
  5. Joshua 13:3 : 1 Chr. 13:5; Jer. 2:18
  6. Joshua 13:3 : Judg. 3:3
  7. Joshua 13:3 : Deut. 2:23
  8. Joshua 13:4 : See Judg. 1:34-36
  9. Joshua 13:5 : 1 Kgs. 5:18; Ps. 83:7; Ezek. 27:9
  10. Joshua 13:5 : ch. 11:17; 12:7
  11. Joshua 13:5 : Num. 34:8
  12. Joshua 13:6 : ch. 11:8
  13. Joshua 13:6 : [ch. 23:13; Judg. 2:21-23]
  14. Joshua 13:6 : ch. 23:4
  15. Joshua 13:6 : ch. 23:4; Num. 34:2
  16. Joshua 13:7 : ch. 14:1, 2
  17. Joshua 13:8 : ch. 12:6; See Num. 32:33
  18. Joshua 13:9 : Deut. 2:36
  19. Joshua 13:9 : ver. 16; [Num. 21:30]
  20. Joshua 13:10 : Num. 21:24, 25
  21. Joshua 13:11 : Deut. 3:14
  22. Joshua 13:11 : Deut. 3:14
  23. Joshua 13:12 : [See ver. 11 above]; Deut. 3:14
  24. Joshua 13:12 : [See ver. 11 above]; Deut. 3:14
  25. Joshua 13:12 : Num. 21:24, 35
  26. Joshua 13:13 : ver. 11
  27. Joshua 13:14 : ch. 14:3, 4; See Num. 18:20-32
  28. Joshua 13:16 : ver. 9
  29. Joshua 13:16 : [Num. 21:30]
  30. Joshua 13:17 : [See ver. 16 above]; [Num. 21:30]
  31. Joshua 13:18 : Num. 21:23
  32. Joshua 13:19 : Num. 32:37, 38
  33. Joshua 13:19 : Num. 32:37, 38
  34. Joshua 13:20 : Deut. 4:46
  35. Joshua 13:20 : See ch. 12:3
  36. Joshua 13:20 : See ch. 12:3
  37. Joshua 13:21 : Deut. 3:10
  38. Joshua 13:21 : Num. 21:24
  39. Joshua 13:21 : Num. 31:8
  40. Joshua 13:22 : [See ver. 21 above]; Num. 31:8
  41. Joshua 13:25 : Num. 32:34-36
  42. Joshua 13:25 : [Deut. 3:11; 2 Sam. 11:1; 12:26]
  43. Joshua 13:26 : Gen. 32:2; 2 Sam. 2:8, 12; 17:24
  44. Joshua 13:27 : Gen. 33:17
  45. Joshua 13:27 : See ch. 11:2
  46. Joshua 13:30 : See ver. 26
  47. Joshua 13:30 : Num. 32:41; 1 Chr. 2:23; [Deut. 3:14]
  48. Joshua 13:31 : ch. 12:4
  49. Joshua 13:31 : ch. 17:1; Num. 32:39, 40
  50. Joshua 13:32 : Num. 22:1
  51. Joshua 13:33 : ver. 14; ch. 18:7; Num. 18:20
  52. Joshua 13:33 : ver. 14; ch. 18:7; Num. 18:20
  53. Joshua 14:1 : ch. 17:4; 21:1; Num. 34:17, 18
  54. Joshua 14:2 : Num. 26:56; 33:54; 34:13
  55. Joshua 14:3 : See ch. 13:8
  56. Joshua 14:3 : See ch. 13:33
  57. Joshua 14:4 : Gen. 48:5; 1 Chr. 5:1, 2
  58. Joshua 14:5 : ch. 21:2; Num. 35:1, 2
  59. Joshua 14:6 : ver. 13, 14; Num. 32:12; [ch. 15:17]
  60. Joshua 14:6 : Num. 14:24, 30; Deut. 1:36, 38
  61. Joshua 14:7 : Num. 13:6, 16, 30; 14:6-9
  62. Joshua 14:8 : Deut. 1:28; See Num. 13:31-33
  63. Joshua 14:9 : Num. 14:24; Deut. 1:36
  64. Joshua 14:9 : ch. 1:3
  65. Joshua 14:10 : Num. 14:30
  66. Joshua 14:10 : [ver. 7]
  67. Joshua 14:10 : [ver. 7]
  68. Joshua 14:11 : [Deut. 34:7]
  69. Joshua 14:11 : Deut. 31:2
  70. Joshua 14:12 : Num. 13:28, 33
  71. Joshua 14:13 : ch. 22:6
  72. Joshua 14:13 : ch. 10:36, 37; 15:13, 14; 21:11, 12; Judg. 1:20; 1 Chr. 6:55, 56
  73. Joshua 14:14 : ver. 8, 9
  74. Joshua 14:15 : ver. 13; Gen. 23:2; 35:27; Judg. 1:10; See ch. 10:36
  75. Joshua 14:15 : See ch. 11:23
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Luke 18:1-17

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought (A)always to pray and not (B)lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who (C)neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, (D)‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And (E)will not God give justice to (F)his elect, (G)who cry to him day and night? (H)(I)Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them (J)speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, (K)will he find faith on earth?”

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

He also told this parable to some (L)who trusted (M)in themselves that they were righteous, (N)and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men (O)went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, (P)standing by himself, prayed[a] (Q)thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 (R)I fast twice a week; (S)I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, (T)standing far off, (U)would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but (V)beat his breast, saying, ‘God, (W)be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For (X)everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Let the Children Come to Me

15 (Y)Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they (Z)rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, (AA)“Let the children come to me, and (AB)do not hinder them, (AC)for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 (AD)Truly, I say to you, whoever does not (AE)receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”


  1. Luke 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself
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Psalm 85

Revive Us Again

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of (A)the Sons of Korah.

85 Lord, you were (B)favorable to your land;
you (C)restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You (D)forgave the iniquity of your people;
you (E)covered all their sin. Selah
You withdrew all your wrath;
you (F)turned from your hot anger.

(G)Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
and put away your indignation toward us!
(H)Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
Will you not (I)revive us again,
that your people may (J)rejoice in you?
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.

(K)Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will (L)speak peace to his people, to his (M)saints;
but let them not (N)turn back to (O)folly.
Surely his (P)salvation is near to those who fear him,
that (Q)glory may dwell in our land.

10 (R)Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
(S)righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground,
and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, (T)the Lord will give what is good,
and our land (U)will yield its increase.
13 (V)Righteousness will go before him
and make his footsteps a way.

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Proverbs 13:7-8

(A)One pretends to be rich,[a] yet has nothing;
(B)another pretends to be poor,[b] yet has great wealth.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth,
but a poor man (C)hears no threat.


  1. Proverbs 13:7 Or One makes himself rich
  2. Proverbs 13:7 Or another makes himself poor
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