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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 114-115
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath
anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent
me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of
vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might
4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the
former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the
desolations of many generations.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons
of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call
you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the
Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they
shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they
shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering;
and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting
covenant with them.
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their
offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge
them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.
10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful
in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself
with her jewels.
11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden
causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the
Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth
before all the nations.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and,
as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath
day, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed
me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal
the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister,
and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue
were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture
fulfilled in your ears.
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words
which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this
23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb,
Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum,
do also here in thy country.
24 And he said, Verily, I say unto you, No prophet is accepted
in his own country.
I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days
of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months,
when great famine was throughout all the land;
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a
city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the
prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things,
were filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto
the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they
might cast him down headlong.
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught
them on the sabbath days.
they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that
are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up
the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot
21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together:
who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from
that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside
me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:
for I am God, and there is none else.
have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness,
and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every
tongue shall swear.
shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength:
even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against
him shall be ashamed.
25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and
1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is,
that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not
according to knowledge.
they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to
establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves
unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law,
That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,
Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is,
to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up
Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall
not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of
peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith,
Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went
into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will
provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a
foolish nation I will anger you.
20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that
sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after
21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth
my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my
10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike
abomination to the LORD.
11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure,
and whether it be right.
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even
both of them.
of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be
filled with gravel.
18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice
19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore
meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be
put out in obscure darkness.
21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but
the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD,
and he shall save thee.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love
which ye have to all the saints,
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye
heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth
forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of
it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who
is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease
to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the
knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and
that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones,
or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created
by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause
the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell
safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a
blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season;
there shall be showers of blessing.
27 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth
shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land,
and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands
of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that
served themselves of them.
28 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall
the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely,
and none shall make them afraid.
29 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall
be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the
shame of the heathen any more.
30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them,
and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith
the Lord GOD.
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am
your God, saith the Lord GOD.
41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread
which came down from heaven.
42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose
father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came
down from heaven?
43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me
draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught
of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned
of the Father, cometh unto me.
46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of
God, he hath seen the Father.
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath
48 I am that bread of life.
49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man
may eat thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any
man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread
that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life
of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can
this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood,
ye have no life in you.
eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and
I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in
me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father:
so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your
fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread
shall live for ever.
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life,
righteousness, and honour.
22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down
the strength of the confidence thereof.
23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud
25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse
26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth
and spareth not.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more,
when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh
29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he
directeth his way.
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the
horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by
him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether
they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your
mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy
and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not
moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard,
and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven;
whereof I Paul am made a minister;
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that
which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for
his body's sake, which is the church:
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation
of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations,
but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory
of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the
hope of glory:
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man
in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working,
which worketh in me mightily.
1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you,
and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my
face in the flesh;
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in
love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding,
to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father,
and of Christ;
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the
spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness
of your faith in Christ.
22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for
mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen,
whither ye went.
I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen,
which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen
shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall
be sanctified in you before their eyes.
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you
out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean:
from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I
put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your
flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk
in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers;
and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said,
This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at
it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew
from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come
unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked
no more with him.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go?
thou hast the words of eternal life.
69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the
Son of the living God.
answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is
71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was
that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Proverbs 22:1-6, 17-25
1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving
favour rather than silver and gold.
2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them
3 A prudent
man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass
on, and are punished.
4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour,
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth
keep his soul shall be far from them.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.
17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply
thine heart unto my knowledge.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee;
they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee
this day, even to thee.
20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and
21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of
truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that
send unto thee?
22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the
afflicted in the gate:
23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of
those that spoiled them.
no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou
shalt not go:
25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk
ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as
ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after
the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality
11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made
without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh
by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with
him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised
him from the dead.
you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against
us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing
it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show
of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in
respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility
and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which
he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints
and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth
with the increase of God.
1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the
spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley
which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there
were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And
I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto
them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause
breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon
you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall
live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there
was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together,
bone to his bone.
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon
them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son
of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from
the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that
they may live.
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into
them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole
house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our
hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause
you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your
graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall
place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD
have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not
walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go
into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou
4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he
himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things,
show thyself to the world.
5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time
is alway ready.
7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify
of it, that the works thereof are evil.
8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast:
for my time is not yet full come.
9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto
the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is
12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him:
for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth
13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and
drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath
babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of
30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed
31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth
his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an
33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall
utter perverse things.
34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the
sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick;
they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I
will seek it yet again.
20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of
the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject
21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments
and doctrines of men?
23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship,
and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to
the satisfying of the flesh.
ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.
therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication,
uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness,
which is idolatry:
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy,
filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old
man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in
21b Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the
heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every
side, and bring them into their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains
of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall
be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two
kingdoms any more at all:
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols,
nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions:
but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein
they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my
people, and I will be their God.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all
shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments,
and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob
my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell
therein, even they, and their children, and their children's
children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince
I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting
covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them,
and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel,
when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple,
15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters,
having never learned?
answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that
any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether
it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he
that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no
unrighteousness is in him.
19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth
the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth
about to kill thee?
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and
ye all marvel.
22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it
is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise
23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the
law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because
I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have
respect of persons in judgment.
24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall
the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing
shall come upon them.
man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the
field; and afterwards build thine house.
not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive
not with thy lips.
29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will
render to the man according to his work.
30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of
the man void of understanding;
31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had
covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken
32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and
33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of
the hands to sleep:
34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy
want as an armed man.
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels
of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any
man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so
also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which
also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen
shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that
I have laid upon them.
22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their
God from that day and forward.
the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity
for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore
hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their
enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions
have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.
25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again
the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of
Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses
whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely
in their land, and none made them afraid.
27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered
them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in
the sight of many nations;
28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused
them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered
them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more
will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out
my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom
they seek to kill?
26 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him.
Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh,
no man knoweth whence he is.
28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both
know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself,
but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him,
because his hour was not yet come.
31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ
cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath
32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning
him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to
33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you,
and then I go unto him that sent me.
34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither
ye cannot come.
35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that
we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the
Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and
shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is
a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful
messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of
14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and
wind without rain.
15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue
breaketh the bone.
17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary
of thee, and so hate thee.
18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is
a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like
a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
20 As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar
upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.
21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he
be thirsty, give him water to drink:
22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD
shall reward thee.
18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is
fit in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well
pleasing unto the Lord.
21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be
22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the
flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness
of heart, fearing God:
23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and
not unto men;
24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the
inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which
he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal;
knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door
of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am
also in bonds:
4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that
ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
Ps 67. Deus misereatur.
1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh
toward the east:
2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way
of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and
the earth shined with his glory.
3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which
I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to
destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I
saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.
4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of
the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court;
and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the
man stood by me.
7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and
the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the
midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall
the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings,
by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their
8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their
post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have
even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have
committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.
let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings,
far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood
and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of
his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe
on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given;
because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying,
said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ
come out of Galilee?
42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed
of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
43 So there was a division among the people because of him.
44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands
45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees;
and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night,
being one of them,)
51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what
52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee?
Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
53 And every man went unto his own house.
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