(*) Twitter Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
Throw Foreign Gods Away
Throw foreign gods
Away and yield
Your hearts to God,
The Lord who heals.
JOSHUA CHAPTER TWELVE
1 Here is a list of kings whose lands were on
The east side of the Jordan River whom
The Israelites defeated and whose lands
They conquered, from the Arnon river gorge
Out to Mount Hermon, and including all
The eastern desert cities: 2 Sihon king
Of Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon. His
Rule stretched from Aroer upon the rim
Of Arnon’s river gorge, from halfway in
The gorge on to the Jabbok River, which
Sets up the border with the Ammonites,
That is, one-half of Gilead, which lies
North of the Jabbok River. 3 Sihon ruled
Also above the eastern Arabah
Out from the Sea of Kinneroth on to
The Sea of Arabah (the Salt Sea), to
Beth Jeshimoth, then southward to
The slopes of Pisgah, 4 and the lands of Og
The king of Bashan, from the remnant of
The Rephaites, who reigned in Ashtaroth
And Edrei. 5 His territory stretched
Over Mount Hermon, Salecah, and all
Of Bashan to the boundaries shared with
The Geshurites and the Maachathites,
Of Heshbon’s border. 6 Moses, servant of
The LORD God, and the Israelites, destroyed
These people. Moses, servant of the LORD,
Conferred their land upon the Reubenites,
The Gadites and Manasseh’s half-tribe. 7 Here’s
A list of kings destroyed by Joshua and
The army of the Israelites out on
The Jordan’s western side. (This land which lay
From Baal-gad within the river land
Of Lebanon on to Mount Halak, which
Is west of Seir, Joshua gave as an
Inheritance to the Israeli tribes.
8 The land included the hill country and
The western foothills and the Arabah,
The mountain slopes and Judah’s desert and
The Negev, lands of Hittites, Amorites,
And Canaanites and Perizzites, and lands
Of Hivites and all Jebusites): 9 The king
Of Jericho; the king of Ai, which is
Near Bethel; 10 and Jerusalem’s one king;
The king of Hebron; 11 Jarmuth’s king; the king
Of Lachish; 12 Eglon’s king and Gezer’s king;
13 The king of Debir; Geder’s king; 14-15 the king
Of Hormah; Arad’s king and Libnah’s king;
Adullam’s king; 16 Makkedah’s king; the king
Of Bethel 17 and the king of Tappu-ah;
The king of Hepher; 18 Aphek’s king; the one
King of Lasharon; 19 Madon’s king; the king
Of Hazor; 20 Shimron-meron’s king; the king
Of Acshaph; 21 Taanach’s one king; the one
King of Megiddo; 22 Kedesh’s one king;
The king of Jokneam, in Carmel, one;
23 The king of Dor in Naphoth Dor; the king
Of Gilgal’s nations; 24 Tirzah’s king; in sum,
The kings that they destroyed were thirty-one.