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3rd Sunday In Lent
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 128-130
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.
Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 20-25
1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments,
which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might
do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes
and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son,
and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days
may be prolonged.
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may
be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the
LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that
floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in
thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt
talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou
walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they
shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and
on thy gates.
20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What
mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which
the LORD our God hath commanded you?
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen
in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty
22 And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon
Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us
in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear
the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve
us alive, as it is at this day.
it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these
commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.
1 Corinthians 3
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual,
but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye
were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and
strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos;
are ye not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom
ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that
watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every
man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry,
ye are God's building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a
wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth
thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious
stones, wood, hay, stubble;
man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall
try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he
shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but
he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit
of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy;
for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to
be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For
it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that
they are vain.
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life,
or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
Iniquos odio habui.
Ps 143. Domine, exaudi.
4 For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me,
and ye shall live:
5 But seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to
Beer-sheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Beth-el
shall come to nought.
6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire
in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench
it in Beth-el.
7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness
in the earth,
8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth
the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark
with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth
them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
9 That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that
the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him
that speaketh uprightly.
11 Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and
ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn
stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant
vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they
afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the
poor in the gate from their right.
13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for
it is an evil time.
good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God
of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in
the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious
unto the remnant of Joseph.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil
the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against
the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that
ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath,
strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like:
of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time
past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 68:1-19. Exsurgat Deus.
Genesis 37:3-28, 36
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because
he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many
4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more
than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and
they hated him yet the more.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I
7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo,
my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves
stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over
us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated
him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren,
and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the
sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his
father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that
thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed
come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the
flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he
said to him, Here am I.
14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well
with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word
again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came
15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering
in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where
they feed their flocks.
17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them
say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren,
and found them in Dothan.
18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto
them, they conspired against him to slay him.
19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into
some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him:
and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands;
and said, Let us not kill him.
22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into
this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him;
that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his
23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren,
that they stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours
that was on him;
24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was
empty, there was no water in it.
25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes
and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead
with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to
carry it down to Egypt.
26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we
slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not
our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And
his brethren were content.
28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew
and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites
for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer
of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
1 Corinthians 9:15-27
15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written
these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were
better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying
though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity
is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if
against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto
18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel,
I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse
not my power in the gospel.
19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself
servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the
Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that
I might gain them that are under the law;
21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without
law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them
that are without law.
the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made
all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker
thereof with you.
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one
receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in
all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but
we an incorruptible.
therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one
that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest
that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should
be a castaway.
Ps 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there this
word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that
enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your
ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD,
The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly
execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;
6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow,
and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after
other gods to your hurt:
7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that
I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely,
and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye
10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called
by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of
robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the
12 But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set
my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness
of my people Israel.
13 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD,
and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard
not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
14 Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my
name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you
and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all
your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running,
and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I
do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is
none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do
not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not,
Honour thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have
I observed from my youth.
Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou
lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take
up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for
he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples,
How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom
the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth
again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them
that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves,
Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible,
but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and
have followed thee.
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There
is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father,
or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the
30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses,
and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands,
with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 74. Ut quid, Deus?
1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of
the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against
the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the
guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and
he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in
one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream,
the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound
in the prison.
6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon
them, and, behold, they were sad.
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward
of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly today?
8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there
is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations
belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to
him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though
it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof
brought forth ripe grapes:
11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and
pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's
12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it:
The three branches are three days:
13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and
restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's
cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his
14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and show
kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh,
and bring me out of this house:
15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews:
and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into
16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good,
he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had
three white baskets on my head:
17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats
for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon
18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof:
The three baskets are three days:
19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from
off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall
eat thy flesh from off thee.
20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday,
that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up
the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his
21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again;
and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to
23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant,
how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed
through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank
of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were
overthrown in the wilderness.
these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust
after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written,
The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed,
and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted,
and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were
destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and
they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the
world are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest
hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above
that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way
to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Ps 73. Quam bonus Israel!
21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your
burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the
day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning
burnt offerings or sacrifices:
23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and
I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in
all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto
24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked
in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and
went backward, and not forward.
25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land
of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants
the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened
their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but
they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them;
but they will not answer thee.
28 But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth
not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction:
truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
29 Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take
up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and
forsaken the generation of his wrath.
32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus
went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed,
they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to
tell them what things should happen unto him,
33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man
shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes;
and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to
34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall
spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall
35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying,
Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we
36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for
37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on
thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye
drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism
that I am baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them,
Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the
baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine
to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased
with James and John.
42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know
that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise
lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon
43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great
among you, shall be your minister:
44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant
even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister,
and to give his life a ransom for many.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 75. Confitebimur tibi.
Ps 76. Notus in Judaea.
Genesis 41:1a, 8, 14-24
1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh
8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled;
and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all
the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there
was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him
hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed
his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and
there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of
thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give
Pharaoh an answer of peace.
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood
upon the bank of the river:
18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed
and wellfavoured; and they fed in a meadow:
19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and
very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all
the land of Egypt for badness:
20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first
seven fat kine:
21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that
they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at
the beginning. So I awoke.
22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in
one stalk, full and good:
23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with
the east wind, sprung up after them:
24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told
this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare
it to me.
1 Corinthians 10:14-22
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion
of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the
communion of the body of Christ?
17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are
all partakers of that one bread.
18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the
sacrifices partakers of the altar?
19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which
is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they
sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye
should have fellowship with devils.
cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot
be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
Ps 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.
4 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall
they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?
then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual
backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented
him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned
to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.
the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the
turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their
coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with
us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes
is in vain.
9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo,
they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in
10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields
to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least
even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet
even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people
slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay,
they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore
shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation
they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
13 I will surely consume them, saith the LORD: there shall be
no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf
shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass
away from them.
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with
his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus,
the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry
out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he
cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And
they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort,
rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that
I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that
I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee
whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus
in the way.
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Ps 85. Benedixisti, Domine.
25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one:
God hath shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.
26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears
are seven years: the dream is one.
27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after
them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the
east wind shall be seven years of famine.
28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God
is about to do he showeth unto Pharaoh.
29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout
all the land of Egypt:
30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and
all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the
famine shall consume the land;
31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of
that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it
is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly
bring it to pass.
33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise,
and set him over the land of Egypt.
34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the
land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the
seven plenteous years.
35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that
come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them
keep food in the cities.
36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven
years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the
land perish not through the famine.
37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the
eyes of all his servants.
38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one
as this is, a man in whom the spirit of God is?
39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shown
thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall
all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater
1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient:
all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question
for conscience sake:
26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye
be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking
no question for conscience sake.
28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice
unto idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience
sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:
I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty
judged of another man's conscience?
30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for
that for which I give thanks?
therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the
glory of God.
32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles,
nor to the church of God:
33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own
profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Ps 80. Qui regis Israel.
2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring
men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they
be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are
not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from
evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in
any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every
neighbour will walk with slanders.
5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not
speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies,
and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
6 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit
they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
7 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt
them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my
8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one
speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart
he layeth his wait.
9 Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall
not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and
for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because
they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither
can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens
and the beast are fled; they are gone.
11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and
I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is
he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare
it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness,
that none passeth through?
13 And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which
I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked
14 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart,
and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:
15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and
give them water of gall to drink.
16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they
nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them,
till I have consumed them.
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if
haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it,
he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee
hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple,
and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple,
and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats
of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel
through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house
shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have
made it a den of thieves.
18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how
they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the
people was astonished at his doctrine.
19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree
dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold,
the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not
doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which
he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when
ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against
any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is
in heaven forgive your trespasses.
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Ps 95. Venite, exultemus.
Ps 79. Deus, venerunt.
Genesis 42:1-26, 29a, 35-38
1 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said
unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt:
get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may
live, and not die.
3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren;
for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came:
for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that
sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came,
and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself
strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto
them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan
to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them,
and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the
land ye are come.
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are
thy servants come.
11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the
land ye are come.
13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons
of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is
this day with our father, and one is not.
14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you,
saying, Ye are spies:
15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall
not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall
be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there
be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye
17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live;
for I fear God:
19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the
house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your
20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words
be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning
our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he
besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress
come upon us.
22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying,
Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore,
behold, also his blood is required.
23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake
unto them by an interpreter.
24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned
to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon,
and bound him before their eyes.
25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to
restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision
for the way: and thus did he unto them.
26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan,
35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold,
every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they
and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved
of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will
take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons,
if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will
bring him to thee again.
38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother
is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the
way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs
with sorrow to the grave.
1 Corinthians 11:17-34
17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that
ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that
there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which
are approved may be made manifest among you.
20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not
to eat the Lord's supper.
21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper:
and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise
ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall
I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered
unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was
betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take,
eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped,
saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye,
as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye
do show the Lord's death till he come.
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup
of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood
of the Lord.
let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread,
and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh
damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many
if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that
we should not be condemned with the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry
one for another.
34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not
together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order
when I come.
Ps 86. Inclina, Domine.
17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the
mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women,
that they may come:
18 And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that
our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with
19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled!
we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land,
because our dwellings have cast us out.
20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear
receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing,
and every one her neighbour lamentation.
21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into
our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young
men from the streets.
22 Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men shall
fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the
harvestman, and none shall gather them.
saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither
let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory
in his riches:
24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth
and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness,
judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things
I delight, saith the LORD.
1 And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man
planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place
for the winevat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen,
and went into a far country.
2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that
he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they
cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others;
beating some, and killing some.
6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him
also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir;
come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the
9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come
and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders
rejected is become the head of the corner:
11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people:
for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and
they left him, and went their way.
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Ps 89. Misericordias Domini.
Genesis 43:1-5, 11-16, 26-34
1 And the famine was sore in the land.
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which
they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go
again, buy us a little food.
3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest
unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother
be with you.
4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and
buy thee food:
5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the
man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother
be with you.
11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now,
do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels,
and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little
honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was
brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your
hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may
send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved
of my children, I am bereaved.
15 And the men took that present, and they took double money
in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt,
and stood before Joseph.
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler
of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready;
for these men shall dine with me at noon.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which
was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him
to the earth.
27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father
well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health,
he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his
mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom
ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my
30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother:
and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber,
and wept there.
31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself,
and said, Set on bread.
32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves,
and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves:
because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for
that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright,
and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled
one at another.
34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but
Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And
they drank, and were merry with him.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb
idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by
the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can
say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same
God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another
the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of
healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to
another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues;
to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing
to every man severally as he will.
Ps 103. Benedic, anima
1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and
be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed
the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out
of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with
nails and with hammers, that it move not.
5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must
needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them;
for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art
great, and thy name is great in might.
7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth
it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations,
and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine
9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold
from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the
founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the
work of cunning men.
10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an
everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the
nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the
heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth,
and from under these heavens.
12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the
world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his
13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters
in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the
ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth
forth the wind out of his treasures.
13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the
Herodians, to catch him in his words.
14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know
that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest
not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth:
Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their
hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny,
that I may see it.
16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this
image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that
are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they
marvelled at him.
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