The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.

And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.

And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you?

 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.

And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.

Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the Lord our God.

But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the Lord is their inheritance: and Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have received their inheritance beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave them.

And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before the Lord in Shiloh.

And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.

And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the Lord: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.” – Joshua 18:1-10 (KJV)

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  1. Isaiah 63:16b-17, 64:1-9 (EHV)

    16 You, the Lord, are our Father.
    Our Redeemer from everlasting is your name.
    17 Why do you cause us to wander from your ways, Lord?
    Why do you harden our heart so that we do not fear you?
    Return for the sake of your servants,
    the tribes that are your heritage.

    1 Oh, that you would rip open the heavens and come down.
    Mountains then would quake because of your presence.[a]
    2 As fire ignites stubble and as fire makes water boil,
    make your name known to your adversaries.
    Then nations would quake in your presence.
    3 You did amazing things that we did not expect.
    You came down. Mountains quaked because of your presence.
    4 From ancient times no one has heard.
    No ear has understood.
    No eye has seen any god except you,
    who goes into action for the one who waits for him.
    5 You meet anyone who joyfully practices righteousness,
    who remembers you by walking in your ways!
    But you were angry because we sinned.
    We have remained in our sins for a long time.

    Can we still be saved?
    6 All of us have become like something unclean,
    and all our righteous acts are like a filthy cloth.[b]
    All of us have withered like a leaf,
    and our guilt carries us away like the wind.
    7 There is no one who calls on your name,
    who rouses himself to take hold of you.
    So you hid your face from us.
    You made us melt by the power of our guilt.
    8 But now, Lord, you are our father.
    We are the clay, and you are our potter.
    All of us are the work of your hand.
    9 Do not be angry, Lord, without limit.
    Do not remember our guilt forever.
    Please look closely.
    All of us are your people.

    [a] Isaiah 64:1 English 64:1 is part of 63:19 in Hebrew. All the subsequent verse numbers in chapter 64 are one number higher in English than they are in Hebrew.
    [b] Isaiah 64:6 Literally the cloth of periods. The blood of a woman’s period made anyone who contacted it ceremonially unclean.

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