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Third Sunday after Epiphany
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 112-113
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 42. Quemadmodum.
Ps 43. Judica me, Deus.
Isaiah 41:8-10, 17-20
8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,
the seed of Abraham my friend.
9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called
thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art
my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and
their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I
the God of Israel will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst
of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and
the dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree,
and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the
fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand
together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy
One of Israel hath created it.
1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that
Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar,
near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied
with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith
unto her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou,
being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?
for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift
of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou
wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with,
and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the
well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this
water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him
shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Ps 27. Dominus illuminatio.
Ps 134. Ecce nunc.
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
13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and
doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them
all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured
out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence;
make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal
of thine house hath eaten me up.
18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign showest
thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and
in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in
building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered
that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture,
and the word which Jesus had said.
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast
day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew
what was in man.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 39. Dixi, Custodiam.
12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found:
but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is
that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander,
is a fool.
the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth
his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the
wicked is little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want
27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of
Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I
may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with
one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an
evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that
29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only
to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear
to be in me.
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort
of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind.
nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on
the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a
name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things
in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Ps 37:1-24. Noli aemiulari.
Ezekiel 27:1-5, 26-36
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of
the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus
saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect
4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have
perfected thy beauty.
5 They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they
have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.
26 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind
hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners,
and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise,
and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company
which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the
seas in the day of thy ruin.
28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots
of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand
upon the land;
30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and
shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads,
they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and
gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness
of heart and bitter wailing.
32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for
thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus,
like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many
people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude
of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
34 In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths
of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst
of thee shall fall.
35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee,
and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled
in their countenance.
36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt
be a terror, and never shalt be any more.
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which
is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind,
halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and
troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling
of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty
and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long
time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the
water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming,
another steppeth down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed,
and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the
sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto
me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee,
Take up thy bed, and walk?
13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had
conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him,
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing
come unto thee.
15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which
had made him whole.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 41. Beatus qui intelligit.
22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no
sorrow with it.
is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding
24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire
of the righteous shall be granted.
25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the
righteous is an everlasting foundation.
26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the
sluggard to them that send him.
27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the
wicked shall be shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation
of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction
shall be to the workers of iniquity.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in
my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your
own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among
whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the
day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of
your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
Ps 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.
1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto
them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the
land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the
trumpet, and warn the people;
4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh
not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood
shall be upon his own head.
heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood
shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his
6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet,
and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any
person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but
his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the
house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth,
and warn them from me.
8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely
die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way,
that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will
I require at thine hand.
9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from
it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity;
but thou hast delivered thy soul.
16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to
slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I
18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he
not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his
Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I
say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he
seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also
doeth the Son likewise.
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things
that himself doeth: and he will show him greater works than these,
that ye may marvel.
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them;
even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment
unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the
Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father
which hath sent him.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall
not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now
is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and
they that hear shall live.
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to
the Son to have life in himself;
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because
he is the Son of man.
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all
that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 44. Deus, auribus.
Proverbs 11:9-14, 24-30
9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through
knowledge shall the just be delivered.
10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth:
and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it
is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man
of understanding holdeth his peace.
13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful
spirit concealeth the matter.
14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude
of counsellors there is safety.
24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is
that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall
be watered also himself.
26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but
blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh
mischief, it shall come unto him.
that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall
flourish as a branch.
29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and
the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that
winneth souls is wise.
19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto
you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for
all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father,
he hath served with me in the gospel.
23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall
see how it will go with me.
24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my
brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your
messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because
that ye had heard that he had been sick.
27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy
on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have
sorrow upon sorrow.
28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see
him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold
such in reputation:
30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not
regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
Ps 49. Audite haec, omnes.
10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel;
Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be
upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure
in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his
way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will
ye die, O house of Israel?
12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people,
The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the
day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked,
he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his
wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his
righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live;
if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all
his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity
that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die;
if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed,
walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he
shall surely live, he shall not die.
16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned
unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall
17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is
not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth
iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which
is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel,
I will judge you every one after his ways.
30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and
my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the
will of the Father which hath sent me.
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that
the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say,
that ye might be saved.
35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing
for a season to rejoice in his light.
36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works
which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that
I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness
of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen
38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath
sent, him ye believe not.
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal
life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
41 I receive not honour from men.
42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another
shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and
seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one
that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for
he wrote of me.
47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my
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Ps 45. Eructavit cor meum.
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children
shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from
the snares of death.
28 In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the
want of people is the destruction of the prince.
that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that
is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness
of the bones.
31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he
that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous
hath hope in his death.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding:
but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to
35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath
is against him that causeth shame.
1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same
things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is
of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit,
and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other
man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh,
5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the
tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the
law, a Pharisee;
6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness
which is in the law, blameless.
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency
of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered
the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which
is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ,
the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and
the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already
perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for
which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even
this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk
by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Ps 50. Deus deorum.
23 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of
Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land:
but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with
the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed
blood: and shall ye possess the land?
stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every
one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?
27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live,
surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and
him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be
devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall
die of the pestilence.
28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her
strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate,
that none shall pass through.
29 Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid
the land most desolate because of all their abominations which
they have committed.
30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are
talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses,
and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come,
I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from
31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit
before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will
not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their
heart goeth after their covetousness.
32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that
hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for
they hear thy words, but they do them not.
33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall
they know that a prophet hath been among them.
1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which
is the sea of Tiberias.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles
which he did on them that were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company
come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread,
that these may eat?
6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he
7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not
sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two
small fishes: but what are they among so many?
10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much
grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he
distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that
were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather
up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets
with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained
over and above unto them that had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus
did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 51. Miserere mei, Deus.
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure
and trouble therewith.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled
ox and hatred therewith.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to
anger appeaseth strife.
19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but
the way of the righteous is made plain.
20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man
of understanding walketh uprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude
of counsellors they are established.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken
in due season, how good is it!
27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he
that hateth gifts shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth
of the wicked poureth out evil things.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer
of the righteous.
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which
walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell
you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory
is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look
for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like
unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is
able even to subdue all things unto himself.
1 Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved and longed for, my joy
and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the
same mind in the Lord.
3 And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women
which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and
with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of
Ps 54. Deus, in Nomine.
Ps 57. Miserere mei, Deus.
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy,
and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds;
Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should
not the shepherds feed the flocks?
3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them
that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed
that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was
broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away,
neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and
with cruelty have ye ruled them.
5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and
they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were
6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every
high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the
earth, and none did search or seek after them.
7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became
a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field,
because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search
for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my
9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds;
and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to
cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed
themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth,
that they may not be meat for them.
15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take
him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain
16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the
17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum.
And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs,
they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the
ship: and they were afraid.
20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately
the ship was at the land whither they went.
22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other
side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save
that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus
went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples
were gone away alone;
23 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the
place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given
24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither
his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum,
seeking for Jesus.
25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea,
they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did
eat of the loaves, and were filled.
not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth
unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you:
for him hath God the Father sealed.
28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work
the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God,
that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 55. Exaudi, Deus.
25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end
thereof are the ways of death.
26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth
it of him.
27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as
a burning fire.
froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into
the way that is not good.
30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his
lips he bringeth evil to pass.
31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the
way of righteousness.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he
that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof
is of the LORD.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are
pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and
heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your
care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful,
but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every
where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to
be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate
with my affliction.
15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the
gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated
with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound
to your account.
18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of
Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of
a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches
in glory by Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are
with me greet you.
22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Ps 29. Afferte Domino.
Ps 99. Dominus regnavit.
11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both
search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is
among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep,
and will deliver them out of all places where they have been
scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them
from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and
feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in
all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains
of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good
fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith
the Lord GOD.
will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was
driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will
strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and
the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
30 They said therefore unto him, What sign showest thou then,
that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written,
He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth
you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven,
and giveth life unto the world.
34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh
to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never
36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that
cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but
the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of
all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should
raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which
seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life:
and I will raise him up at the last day.
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