This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #251, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading Joshua 19.
1 And the second lot came forth to Sim’-e-on, even for the tribe of the children of Sim’-e-on according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Ju’-dah.
2 And they had in their inheritance Beer-she’-ba, and She’-ba, and Mo-la’-dah,
3 And Ha-zar-shu’-al, and Ba’-lah, and A’-zem,
4 And El-to’-lad, and Beth’-ul, and Hor’-mah,
5 And Zik’-lag, and Beth-mar’-ca-both, and Ha’-zar-su’-sah,
6 And Beth-le-ba’-oth, and Sha-ru’-hen; thirteen cities and their villages:
7 A’-in, Rem’-mon, and E’-ther, and Ash’-an; four cities and their villages:
8 And all the villages that were round about these cities to Ba’-a-lath-beer, Ra’-math of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Sim’-e-on according to their families.
9 Out of the portion of the children of Ju’-dah was the inheritance of the children of Sim’-e-on: for the part of the children of Ju’-dah was too much for them: therefore the children of Sim’-e-on had their inheritance within the inheritance of them.
10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zeb’-u-lun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sar’-id:
11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Mar’-a-lah, and reached to Dab’-ba-sheth, and reached to the river that is before Jok’-ne-am;
12 And turned from Sar’-id eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of Chis’-loth-ta’-bor, and then goeth out to Dab’-e-rath, and goeth up to Ja-phi’-a,
13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Git’-tah-he’-pher, to It-tah-ka’-zin, and goeth out to Rem’-mon-me-tho’-ar to Ne’-ah;
14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to Han’-na-thon: and the outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiph’-thah-el:
15 And Kat’-tath, and Na-hal’-lal, and Shim’-ron, and I’-dalah, and Beth’-le-hem: twelve cities with their villages.
16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zeb’-u-lun according to their families, these cities with their villages.
17 And the fourth lot came out to Is’-sa-char, for the children of Is’-sa-char according to their families.
18 And their border was toward Jez’-reel, and Che-sul’-loth, and Shu’-nem,
19 And Haph’-ra-im, and Shi’-hon, and A-na’-ha-rath,
20 And Rab’-bith, and Kish’-ion, and A’-bez,
21 And Re’-meth, and En-gan’-nim, and En-had’-dah, and Beth-paz’-zez;
22 And the coast reacheth to Ta’-bor, and Sha-ha-zi’-mah, and Beth-she’-mesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jor’-dan: sixteen cities with their villages.
23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Is’-sa-char according to their families, the cities and their villages.
24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Ash’-er according to their families.
25 And their border was Hel’-kath, and Ha’-li, and Be’-ten, and Ach’-shaph,
26 And A-lam’-me-lech, and A’-mad, and Mi’-she-al; and reacheth to Car’-mel westward, and to Shi’-hor-lib’-nath;
27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Beth-da’-gon, and reacheth to Zeb’-u-lun, and to the valley of Jiph’-thah-el toward the north side of Beth-e’-mek, and Nei’-el, and goeth out to Ca’-bul on the left hand,
28 And He’-bron, and Re’-hob, and Ham’-mon, and Ka’-nah, even unto great Zi’-don;
29 And then the coast turneth to Ra’-mah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Ho’-sah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Ach’-zib:
30 Um’-mah also, and A’-phek, and Re’-hob: twenty and two cities with their villages.
31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ash’-er according to their families, these cities with their villages.
32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naph’-ta-li, even for the children of Naph’-ta-li according to their families.
33 And their coast was from He’-leph, from Al’-lon to Zaanannim, and Ad’-a-mi, Ne’-keb, and Jab’-neel, unto La’-kum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jor’-dan:
34 And then the coast turneth westward to Az’-noth-ta’-bor, and goeth out from thence to Huk’-kok, and reacheth to Zeb’-u-lun on the south side, and reacheth to Ash’-er on the west side, and to Ju’-dah upon Jor’-dan toward the sunrising.
35 And the fenced cities are Zid’-dim, Zer, and Ham’-math, Rak’-kath, and Chin’-ne-reth,
36 And Ad’-a-mah, and Ra’-mah, and Ha’-zor,
37 And Ke’-desh, and Ed’-re-i, and En-ha’-zor,
38 And I’-ron, and Mig’-dal-el, Ho’-rem, and Beth’-a-nath, and Beth-she’-mesh; nineteen cities with their villages.
39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naph’-ta-li according to their families, the cities and their villages.
40 And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.
41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zo’-rah, and Esh’-ta-ol, and Ir-she’-mesh,
42 And Sha-a-lab’-bin, and Aj’-a-lon, and Jeth’-lah,
43 And E’-lon, and Thim’-na-thah, and Ek’-ron,
44 And El’-te-keh, and Gib’-be-thon, and Ba’-a-lath,
45 And Je’-hud, and Ben’-e-be’-rak, and Gath-rim’-mon,
46 And Me-jar’-kon, and Rak’-kon, with the border before Ja’-pho.
47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Le’-shem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Le’-shem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.
49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Is’-ra-el gave an inheritance to Josh’-u-a the son of Nun among them:
50 According to the word of the Lord they gave him the city which he asked, even Tim’-nath-se’-rah in mount E’-phra-im: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.
51 These are the inheritances, which El-e-a’-zar the priest, and Josh’-u-a the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Is’-ra-el, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shi’-loh before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.
When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless.