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Sunday after Easter
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 174-175
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 116. Dilexi, quoniam.
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the
hand of God hath touched me.
22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with
23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed
in a book!
24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock
I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the
latter day upon the earth:
26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my
flesh shall I see God:
27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and
44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not
on me, but on him that sent me.
45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him
not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one
that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall
judge him in the last day.
49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent
me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever
I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
Ps 18. 1-20 Diligam te,
Daniel 12:1-4, 13
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which
standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a
time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even
to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered,
every one that shall be found written in the book.
many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the
firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars
for ever and ever.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even
to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge
shall be increased.
13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest,
and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning
them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which
have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so
them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we
which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall
not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and
the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so
shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 110. Dixit Dominus.
Ps 114. In exitu Israel.
29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite,
Moses' father-in-law, We are journeying unto the place of which
the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we
will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.
30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to
mine own land, and to my kindred.
31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou
knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest
be to us instead of eyes.
32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that
what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do
33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey:
and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them in the
three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them.
the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they went out
of the camp.
35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses
said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and
let them that hate thee flee before thee.
36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many
thousands of Israel.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell
of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David
also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword,
out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned
to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others
were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain
a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea,
moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were
slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins;
being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts,
and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received
not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without
us should not be made perfect.
Ps 111. Confitebor tibi.
Ps 113. Laudate, pueri.
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek
the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole
of the pit whence ye are digged.
2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you:
for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste
places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert
like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found
therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation:
for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment
to rest for a light of the people.
righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms
shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on
mine arm shall they trust.
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath:
for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall
wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die
in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness
shall not be abolished.
unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart
is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid
of their revilings.
8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm
shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever,
and my salvation from generation to generation.
9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as
in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not
it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the
great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the
ransomed to pass over?
11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come
with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their
head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning
shall flee away.
1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye
walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing
one another in love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope
of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all,
and in you all.
unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure
of the gift of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended
first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above
all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the
stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro,
and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight
of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all
things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted
by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual
working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the
body unto the edifying of itself in love.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 124. Nisi quia Dominus.
Ps 126. In convertendo.
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-15, 23, 31-32
4 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a-lusting:
and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall
give us flesh to eat?
5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the
cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and
6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside
this manna, before our eyes.
10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families,
every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD
was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.
11 And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted
thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight,
that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?
12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that
thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing
father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest
unto their fathers?
13 Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for
they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is
too heavy for me.
15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of
hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see
23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed short?
thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee
31 And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails
from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's
journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other
side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon
the face of the earth.
32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night,
and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered
least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for
themselves round about the camp.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a
cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the
race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who
for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners
against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you
as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of
the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every
son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons;
for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then
are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected
us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in
subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own
pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but
grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit
of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble
13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is
lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no
man shall see the Lord:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby
many be defiled;
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau,
who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited
the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance,
though he sought it carefully with tears.
Ps 121. Levavi oculos.
Ps 122. Laetatus sum.
I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou
shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of
man which shall be made as grass;
13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth
the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast
feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor,
as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the
14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that
he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves
roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in
the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay
the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth
walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the
life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of
the blindness of their heart:
19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness,
to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him,
as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old
man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created
in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your
27 Neither give place to the devil.
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour,
working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have
to give to him that needeth.
no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace
unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and
evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 128. Beati omnes.
Ps 129. Saepe expugnaverunt.
1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian
woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath
he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.
3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were
upon the face of the earth.)
4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and
unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation.
And they three came out.
5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood
in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and
they both came forth.
6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among
you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision,
and will speak unto him in a dream.
7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and
not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he
behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my
9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he
10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold,
Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam,
and, behold, she was leprous.
11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee,
lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and
wherein we have sinned.
12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed
when he cometh out of his mother's womb.
13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God,
I beseech thee.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in
her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut
out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received
15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the
people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched
in the wilderness of Paran.
18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched,
and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness,
19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which
voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken
to them any more:
20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if
so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or
thrust through with a dart:
21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly
fear and quake:)
22 But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the
living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which
are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the
spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the
blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped
not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not
we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised,
saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those
things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those
things which cannot be shaken may remain.
we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace,
whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly
29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Ps 135. Laudate Nomen.
Isaiah 52:1-2, 7-12
1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful
garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall
no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem:
loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter
beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth
good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings
of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy
8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together
shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD
shall bring again Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem:
for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the
nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation
of our God.
11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean
thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear
the vessels of the LORD.
ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD
will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself
for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling
fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not
be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which
are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person,
nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in
the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these
things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the
Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are
done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the
light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from
the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
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Ps 132. Memento, Domine.
Numbers 13:17-26, 30-33
17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said
unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the
18 And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth
therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;
19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good
or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in
tents, or in strong holds;
20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there
be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring
of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe
21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness
of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where
Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now
Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from
thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it
between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates,
and of the figs.
24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster
of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
26 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all
the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness
of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto
all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us
go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome
31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to
go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched
unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which
we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants
thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great
33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come
of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers,
and so we were in their sight.
1 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have
entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them
which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers
and adulterers God will judge.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content
with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will
not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken
unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the
end of their conversation.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.
Ps 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing,
and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more
are the children of the desolate than the children of the married
wife, saith the LORD.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the
curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords,
and strengthen thy stakes;
3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left;
and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles and make the desolate
cities to be inhabited.
4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded;
for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the
shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy
widowhood any more.
5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name;
and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole
earth shall he be called.
6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved
in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith
7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies
will I gather thee.
8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but
with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the
LORD thy Redeemer.
9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn
that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so
have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke
the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my
kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant
of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled
with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is
the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the
wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church,
and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of
water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not
having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should
be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that
loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and
cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and
shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his
wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her
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Ps 143. Domine, exaudi
1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried;
and the people wept that night.
2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against
Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that
we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in
3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall
by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey?
were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let
us return into Egypt.
5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly
of the congregation of the children of Israel.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel,
saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an
exceeding good land.
8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this
land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people
of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed
from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And
the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation
before all the children of Israel.
Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it
is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not
with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied
10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which
serve the tabernacle.
11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into
the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without
12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with
his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing
14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to
16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.
Ps 130. De profundis.
Ps 138. Confitebor tibi.
11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy
foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles,
and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great
shall be the peace of thy children.
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be
far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror;
for it shall not come near thee.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me:
whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy
16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in
the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work;
and I have created the waster to destroy.
weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue
that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness
is of me, saith the LORD.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring
them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according
to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your
heart, as unto Christ;
6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of
Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same
shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening:
knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there
respect of persons with him.
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Ps 146. Lauda, anima mea.
Ps 149. Cantate Domino.
11 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke
me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the
signs which I have shown among them?
12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them,
and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
13 And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear
it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among
14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for
they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou
LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over
them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar
of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the
nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,
16 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the
land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in
17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my LORD be great,
according as thou hast spoken, saying,
LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity
and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third
and fourth generation.
19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according
unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this
people, from Egypt even until now.
20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:
21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with
the glory of the LORD.
22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles,
which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted
me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
23 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their
fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:
24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him,
and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto
he went; and his seed shall possess it.
25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.)
Tomorrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way
of the Red sea.
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves:
for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account,
that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is
unprofitable for you.
for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things
willing to live honestly.
19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored
to you the sooner.
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our
Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood
of the everlasting covenant,
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working
in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus
Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation:
for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom,
if he come shortly, I will see you.
24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints.
They of Italy salute you.
25 Grace be with you all. Amen.
Ps 148. Laudate Dominum.
Ps 150. Laudate Dominum.
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he
that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine
and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and
your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently
unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight
itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall
live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even
the sure mercies of David.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader
and commander to the people.
5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and
nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the
LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified
6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while
he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his
thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have
mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways
my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways
higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and
returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it
bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and
bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall
not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I
please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace:
the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into
singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead
of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to
the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power
of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may
be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,
and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall
be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication
for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may
open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may
speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus,
a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make
known to you all things:
22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might
know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in