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Joshua 19 / Basic English

1. And the second heritage came out for the tribe of Simeon by their families; and their heritage was in the middle of the heritage of the children of Judah.
2. And they had for their heritage Beer-sheba and Shema and Moladah
3. And Hazar-shual and Balah and Ezem
4. And Eltolad and Bethul and Hormah
5. And Ziklag and Beth-marcaboth and Hazar-susah
6. And Beth-lebaoth and Sharuhen; thirteen towns with their unwalled places;
7. Ain, Rimmon, and Ether and Ashan; four towns with their unwalled places;
8. And all the unwalled places round about these towns as far as Baalath-beer-ramah to the south. This is the heritage of the tribe of Simeon by their families.
9. The heritage of Simeon was taken out of Judah's stretch of land, for Judah's part was more than they had need of, so the heritage of the children of Simeon was inside their heritage.
10. And the third heritage came out for Zebulun by their families; the limit of their heritage was as far as Sarid;
11. And their limit goes up to the west to Maralah, stretching to Dabbesheth, and to the stream in front of Jokneam;
12. Then turning east from Sarid to the limit of Chisloth-tabor, it goes out to Daberath, and up to Japhia;
13. And from there it goes on east to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin; ending at Rimmon which goes as far as Neah;
14. And the line goes round it on the north to Hannathon, ending at the valley of Iphtah-el;
15. And Kattath and Nahalal and Shimron and Idalah and Beth-lehem; twelve towns with their unwalled places.
16. This is the heritage of the children of Zebulun by their families, these towns with their unwalled places.
17. For Issachar the fourth heritage came out, for the children of Issachar by their families;
18. And their limit was to Jezreel and Chesulloth and Shunem
19. And Hapharaim and Shion and Anaharath
20. And Rabbith and Kishion and Ebez
21. And Remeth and En-gannim and En-haddah and Beth-pazzez;
22. And their limit goes as far as Tabor and Shahazimah and Beth-shemesh, ending at Jordan; sixteen towns with their unwalled places.
23. This is the heritage of the tribe of the children of Issachar by their families, these towns with their unwalled places.
24. And the fifth heritage came out for the tribe of Asher by their families.
25. And their limit was Helkath and Hali and Beten and Achshaph
26. And Alammelech and Amad and Mishal, stretching to Carmel on the west and Shihor-libnath;
27. Turning to the east to Beth-dagon and stretching to Zebulun and the valley of Iphtah-el as far as Beth-emek and Neiel to the north; on the left it goes as far as Cabul
28. And Ebron and Rehob and Hammon and Kanah, to great Zidon;
29. And the limit goes round to Ramah and the walled town of Tyre and Hosah, ending at the sea by Heleb and Achzib;
30. And Ummah and Aphek and Rehob; twenty-two towns with their unwalled places.
31. This is the heritage of the tribe of the children of Asher by their families, these towns with their unwalled places.
32. For the children of Naphtali the sixth heritage came out, for the children of Naphtali by their families;
33. And their limit was from Heleph, from the oak-tree in Zaanannim, and Adami-hannekeb and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum, ending at Jordan;
34. And turning west to Aznoth-tabor, the limit goes out from there to Hukkok, stretching to Zebulun on the south, and Asher on the west, and Judah at Jordan on the east.
35. And the walled towns are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth
36. And Adamah and Ramah and Hazor
37. And Kedesh and Edrei and En-Hazor
38. And Iron and Migdal-el, Horem and Beth-anath and Beth-shemesh; nineteen towns with their unwalled places.
39. This is the heritage of the tribe of the children of Naphtali by their families, these towns with their unwalled places.
40. For the tribe of Dan by their families the seventh heritage came out;
41. And the limit of their heritage was Zorah and Eshtaol and Ir-shemesh
42. And Shaalabbin and Aijalon and Ithlah
43. And Elon and Timnah and Ekron
44. And Eltekeh and Gibbethon and Baalath
45. And Jehud and Bene-berak and Gath-rimmon;
46. And on the west was ... opposite Joppa.
47. (But the limit of the children of Dan was not wide enough for them; so the children of Dan went up and made war on Leshem and took it, putting it to the sword without mercy, and they took it for their heritage and made a place for themselves there, giving it the name of Leshem-dan, after the name of their father, Dan.)
48. This is the heritage of the tribe of the children of Dan by their families, these towns with their unwalled places.
49. So the distribution of the land and its limits was complete; and the children of Israel gave Joshua, the son of Nun, a heritage among them;
50. By the orders of the Lord they gave him the town for which he made request, Timnath-serah in the hill-country of Ephraim: there, after building the town, he made his living-place.
51. These are the heritages which Eleazar the priest and Joshua, the son of Nun, and the heads of families of the tribes of the children of Israel gave out at Shiloh, by the decision of the Lord, at the door of the Tent of meeting. So the distribution of the land was complete.
Luke 13 / Basic English

1. Now some people who were there at that time, gave him an account of how the blood of some Galilaeans had been mixed by Pilate with their offerings.
2. And he, in answer, said to them, Are you of the opinion that these Galilaeans were worse than all other Galilaeans, because these things were done to them?
3. I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to the same end.
4. Or those eighteen men who were crushed by the fall of the tower of Siloam, were they worse than all the other men living in Jerusalem?
5. I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to an end in the same way.
6. And he made up this story for them: A certain man had a fig-tree in his garden, and he came to get fruit from it, and there was no fruit.
7. And he said to the gardener, See, for three years I have been looking for fruit from this tree, and I have not had any: let it be cut down; why is it taking up space?
8. And he said, Lord, let it be for this year, and I will have the earth turned up round it, and put animal waste on it, to make it fertile:
9. And if, after that, it has fruit, it is well; if not, let it be cut down.
10. And he was teaching in one of the Synagogues on the Sabbath.
11. And there was a woman who had had a disease for eighteen years; she was bent, and was not able to make herself straight.
12. And when Jesus saw her, he said to her, Woman, you are made free from your disease.
13. And he put his hands on her, and she was made straight, and gave praise to God.
14. And the ruler of the Synagogue was angry because Jesus had made her well on the Sabbath, and he said to the people, There are six days in which men may do work: so come on those days to be made well, and not on the Sabbath.
15. But the Lord gave him an answer and said, O you false men! do you not, every one of you, on the Sabbath, let loose his ox and his ass and take it to the water?
16. And is it not right for this daughter of Abraham, who has been in the power of Satan for eighteen years, to be made free on the Sabbath?
17. And when he said these things, those who were against him were shamed, and all the people were full of joy because of the great things which were done by him.
18. Then he said, What is the kingdom of God like? what comparison may I make of it?
19. It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and put in his garden, and it became a tree, and the birds of heaven made their resting-places in its branches.
20. And again he said, What is the kingdom of God like?
21. It is like leaven, which a woman put into three measures of meal, and it was all leavened.
22. And he went on his way, through towns and country places, teaching and journeying to Jerusalem.
23. And someone said to him, Lord, will only a small number have salvation? And he said to them,
24. Do your best to go in by the narrow door, for I say to you, A number will make the attempt to go in, but will not be able to do so.
25. When the master of the house has got up, and the door has been shut, and you, still outside, give blows on the door, saying, Lord, let us in; he will make answer and say, I have no knowledge of where you come from.
26. Then you will say, We have taken food and drink with you, and you were teaching in our streets.
27. But he will say, Truly, I have no knowledge of you or where you come from; go away from me, you workers of evil.
28. There will be weeping and cries of sorrow when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves are shut outside.
29. And they will come from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south, and take their places in the kingdom of God.
30. And the last will be first, and the first will be last.
31. At that time, certain Pharisees came to him and said, Go away from this place, because Herod's purpose is to put you to death.
32. And he said, Go and say to that fox, I send out evil spirits and do works of mercy today and tomorrow, and on the third day my work will be complete.
33. But I have to go on my way today and tomorrow and the third day, for it is not right for a prophet to come to his death outside Jerusalem.
34. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, putting to death the prophets, and stoning those who were sent to her! again and again would I have taken your children to myself, as a bird takes her young ones under her wings, but you would not!
35. Now see, your house is waste, and I say to you, You will not see me again till you say, A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord.