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1st Sunday after Christmas
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 104-105
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they
that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath
the light shined.
3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy:
they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as
men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff
of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and
garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and
fuel of fire.
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be
no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order
it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth
even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree
from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem;
(because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished
that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was
no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory
of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring
you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them
into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go
even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass,
which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and
the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying
which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which
were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for
all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto
Ps 68. Exsurgat Deus.
Ps 27. Dominus illuminatio.
7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises
of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on
us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which
he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according
to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will
not lie: so he was their Saviour.
9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of
his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed
them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he
was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying,
Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd
of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious
arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting
13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness,
that they should not stumble?
14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD
caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself
a glorious name.
15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy
holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength,
the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are
16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant
of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father,
our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
2 Peter 1:1-12
1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them
that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness
of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge
of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things
that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of
him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having
escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and
to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that
ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar
off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and
election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly
into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance
of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 27. Dominus illuminatio.
1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for
my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that
layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it,
and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself
to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me
from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry
4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths,
and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls
a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will
give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the
LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his
servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it,
and taketh hold of my covenant;
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful
in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called
an house of prayer for all people.
8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith,
Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered
1 John 1
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which
we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our
hands have handled, of the Word of life;
the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness,
and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father,
and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that
ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship
is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare
unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness,
we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his
Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the
truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and
his word is not in us.
Ps 20. Exaudiat te Dominus.
Ps 21:1-6. Domine, in virtute
13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the
wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he
that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall
inherit my holy mountain;
14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take
up the stumbling block out of the way of my people.
15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with
him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the
spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite
16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always
wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which
I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote
him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the
way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also,
and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is
far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will
the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose
waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time
past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he
hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image
of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power,
when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right
hand of the Majesty on high;
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance
obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art
my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to
him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world,
he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits,
and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and
ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore
God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness
above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation
of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall
wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be
changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my
right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister
for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 33. Exaltate, justi.
1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
15b and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was
16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there
was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto
him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet
of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance
for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury
to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands
he will repay recompense.
19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and
his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come
in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard
20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn
from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD;
My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in
thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the
mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith
the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
1 John 2:1-17
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye
sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous:
he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but
also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,
is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected:
hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment
which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word
which ye have heard from the beginning.
8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true
in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true
light now shineth.
9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is
in darkness even until now.
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there
is none occasion of stumbling in him.
11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh
in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness
hath blinded his eyes.
12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven
you for his name's sake.
13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that
is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye
have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children,
because ye have known the Father.
14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him
that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men,
because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and
ye have overcome the wicked one.
not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any
man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father,
but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that
doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Ps 111. Confitebor tibi.
Ps 112. Beatus vir.
13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the
pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my
sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending
unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves
down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The
city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man
went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a
joy of many generations.
16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck
the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy
Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver,
and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy
officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction
within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation,
and thy gates Praise.
19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto
thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the
days of thy mourning shall be ended.
21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit
the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my
hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong
nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things
which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which
at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed
unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according
to his own will?
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world
to come, whereof we speak.
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man,
that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst
him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For
in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that
is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels
for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that
he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are
all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain
of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are
all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst
of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I
and the children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through
death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that
is, the devil;
deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime
subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he
took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto
his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest
in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins
of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is
able to succour them that are tempted.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 147. Laudate Dominum.
1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's
sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth
as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory:
and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the
LORD shall name.
3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD,
and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land
any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah,
and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy
land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry
thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall
thy God rejoice over thee.
6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall
never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of
the LORD, keep not silence.
7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem
a praise in the earth.
8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his
strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for
thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy
wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it and praise the
LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in
the courts of my holiness.
10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the
people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones;
lift up a standard for the people.
11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world,
Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh;
behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD:
and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
1 John 2:18-29
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard
that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists;
whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they
had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but
they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were
not all of us.
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth,
but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?
He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but]
he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from
the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning
shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in
you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same
anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no
lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear,
we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his
ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth
righteousness is born of him.
Ps 90. Domine, refugium.
Ps 150. Laudate Dominum.
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee,
but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to
love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and
with all thy soul,
13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which
I command thee this day for thy good?
14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S
thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and
he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as
it is this day.
therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a
great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons,
nor taketh reward:
18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow,
and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the
land of Egypt.
20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and
to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee
these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons;
and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven
thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his
statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,
consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was
faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch
as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all
things is God.
5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant,
for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we
hold fast the confidence and therejoicing of the hope firm unto
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of
temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They
do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart
of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest
any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning
of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden
not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all
that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with
them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest,
but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
- January 1
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 103. Benedic, anima mea.
1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon
thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee,
and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither
the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice
according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children,
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have
compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all
the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven,
from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence
will he fetch thee:
5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy
fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do
thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart
of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and
with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
7 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies,
and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do
all his commandments which I command thee this day.
9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work
of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of
thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD
will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy
10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God,
to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in
this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in
the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called
the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth
of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having
no hope, and without God in the world:
now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken
down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of
commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself
of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the
cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and
to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto
an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of
God through the Spirit.
Ps 148. Laudate Dominum.
11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is
not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go
up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it,
and do it?
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who
shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may
hear it, and do it?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in
thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and
16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God,
to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes
and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the
LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest
to possess it.
17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear,
but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish,
and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither
thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that
I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest
obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he
is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell
in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that
sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness
he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many
crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his
name is called The Word of God.
the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses,
clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he
should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of
iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath
of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written,
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.