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Apr 25, 2024

JOSHUA 10-11:
The king of Ai trusted in appearances, and was defeated. And the leaders of Israel trusted in appearances and failed to ask God for guidance, leading to a problem that would later cause more pain.

PSALM 71:
This is a poem written by an senior citizen with examples for our prayers that are appropriate for ‘youth’ of all ages.

ACTS 22:
In the last part of Acts 21, people from the Roman province of Asia recognized Paul and started a riot in the temple. Paul was arrested and now gives his speech to the angry mob.

NLT Translation notes:
Josh. 10:39 He captured the town, its king, and all of its surrounding villages. He completely destroyed everyone in it, leaving no survivors. He did to Debir and its king just what he had done to Hebron and [0/to ] Libnah and [their kings//its king].
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Ps. 71:6 Yes, you have been with me from birth;
    from my mother’s womb you have cared for me.
    No wonder I am always [singing your praises//praising you]!
Ps. 71:22 Then I will praise you with music on the harp,
    because you are faithful to your promises, O my God.
I will sing praises to you with a [harp//lyre],
    O Holy One of Israel.  [Who knows what a lyre is these days. But people still know what a liar is.]
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Acts 22:11 “I was blinded by [that/the] intense light and had to be led by the hand to Damascus by my companions.
28 [The commander scoffed, “Oh yeah, I’ve heard that one before! Now you’re gonna say, ‘It cost me pleanty to buy my citizenship.’” //“I am, too,” the commander muttered, “and it cost me plenty!”]

 

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