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4th Sunday in Lent
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 130-132
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 147. Laudate Dominum.
4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from
heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain
rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk
in my law, or no.
5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall
prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much
as they gather daily.
6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At
even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from
the land of Egypt:
7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD;
for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what
are we, that ye murmur against us?
8 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you
in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the
full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur
against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against
us, but against the LORD.
9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of
the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath
heard your murmurings.
10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation
of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness,
and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto
them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning
ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the
LORD your God.
13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and
covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about
14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face
of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as
the hoar frost on the ground.
15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another,
It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto
them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which
endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give
unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work
the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God,
that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
30 They said therefore unto him, What sign showest thou then,
that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written,
He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth
you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven,
and giveth life unto the world.
34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh
to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never
36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that
cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but
the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of
all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should
raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which
seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life:
and I will raise him up at the last day.
Ps 116. Dilexi, quoniam.
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he
that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine
and milk without money and without price.
do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour
for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and
eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in
your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader
and commander to the people.
5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and
nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the
LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified
ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his
thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have
mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways
my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways
higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth
not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth
and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall
not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I
please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace:
the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into
singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead
of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to
the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be
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
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.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 90. Domine, refugium.
1 And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the
men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every
man's money in his sack's mouth.
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the
youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word
that Joseph had spoken.
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they
and their asses.
4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off,
Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when
thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded
evil for good?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed
he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words?
God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:
8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we
brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should
we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die,
and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words:
he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be
11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground,
and opened every man his sack.
he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest:
and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass,
and returned to the city.
14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he
was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have
done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall
we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out
the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants,
both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in
whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for
you, get you up in peace unto your father.
18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy
servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let
not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as
19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a
20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and
a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead,
and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me,
that I may set mine eyes upon him.
22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father:
for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother
come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.
24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father,
we told him the words of my lord.
25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be
with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face,
except our youngest brother be with us.
27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife
bare me two sons:
28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn
in pieces; and I saw him not since:
29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him,
ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the
lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's
31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with
us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray
hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father,
saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame
to my father for ever.
therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the
lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with
me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the
members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether
we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have
been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not
of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not
of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If
the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the
body, as it hath pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
now are they many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee:
nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be
more feeble, are necessary:
23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable,
upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts
have more abundant comeliness.
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the
body together, having given more abundant honour to that part
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members
should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with
it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily
prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of
healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are
all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues?
do all interpret?
covet earnestly the best gifts.
Ps 91. Qui habitat.
15 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.
glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before
your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look
for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross
17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places
for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with
tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.
unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down:
for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your
19 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open
them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall
be wholly carried away captive.
20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north:
where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
21 What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for thou hast
taught them to be captains, and as chief over thee: shall not
sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?
22 And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things
upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered,
and thy heels made bare.
23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passeth
away by the wind of the wilderness.
25 This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith
the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.
26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy
shame may appear.
have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of
thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields.
Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when
shall it once be?
18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection;
and they asked him, saying,
19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave
his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother
should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife,
and dying left no seed.
21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed:
and the third likewise.
22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman
23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose
wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err,
because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are
given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read
in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying,
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of
27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living:
ye therefore do greatly err.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 93. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 96. Cantate Domino.
1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that
stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me.
And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known
unto his brethren.
2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh
3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father
yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were
troubled at his presence.
4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray
you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother,
whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that
ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve
6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet
there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing
7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the
earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he
hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house,
and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith
thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down
unto me, tarry not:
10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt
be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children,
and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years
of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast,
come to poverty.
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin,
that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and
of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and
Benjamin wept upon his neck.
15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and
after that his brethren talked with him.
16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying,
Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This
do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
18 And take your father and your households, and come unto me:
and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall
eat the fat of the land.
19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of
the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and
bring your father, and come.
20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of
Egypt is yours.
21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons,
according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision
for the way.
22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to
Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes
23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden
with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn
and bread and meat for his father by the way.
24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said
unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan
unto Jacob their father,
26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor
over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he
believed them not.
27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said
unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to
carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive:
I will go and see him before I die.
1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13
31 And yet show I unto you a more excellent way.
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have
not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all
mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so
that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though
I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not
easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they
shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether
there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is
in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a
child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity.
Ps 92. Bonum est confiteri.
1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.
2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black
unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters:
they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with
their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered
4 Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth,
the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
5 Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because
there was no grass.
6 And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed
up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there
was no grass.
LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for
thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned
8 O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble,
why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring
man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
9 Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that
cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we
are called by thy name; leave us not.
saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander,
they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not
accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning
together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked
him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments
is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength:
this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour
as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said
the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding,
and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love
his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto
him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after
that durst ask him any question.
35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple,
How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David?
36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to
my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies
37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he
then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 94. Deus ultionum.
29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called
his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace
in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and
deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out
of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will
do as thou hast said.
31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel
bowed himself upon the bed's head.
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God
hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray
thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could
not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them,
and embraced them.
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy
face: and, lo, God hath shown me also thy seed.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he
bowed himself with his face to the earth.
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward
Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's
right hand, and brought them near unto him.
14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon
Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's
head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life
long unto this day,
16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads;
and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers
Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the
midst of the earth.
17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon
the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's
hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this
is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know
it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great:
but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his
seed shall become a multitude of nations.
20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel
bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and
he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
1 Corinthians 14:1-12
1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather
that ye may prophesy.
2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto
men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the
spirit he speaketh mysteries.
3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and
exhortation, and comfort.
4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but
he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye
prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh
with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive
6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what
shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation,
or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or
harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall
it be known what is piped or harped?
8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare
himself to the battle?
9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to
be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall
speak into the air.
10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world,
and none of them is without signification.
11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall
be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall
be a barbarian unto me.
so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that
ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
Ps 97. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 98. Cantate Domino.
1 Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before
me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out
of my sight, and let them go forth.
2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall
we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD;
Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword,
to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine;
and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.
3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the
sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven,
and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the
earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah,
for that which he did in Jerusalem.
5 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall
bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest?
6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward:
therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy
thee; I am weary with repenting.
7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I
will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since
they return not from their ways.
8 Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas:
I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men
a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly,
and terrors upon the city.
9 She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given up the
ghost; her sun is gone down while it was yet day: she hath been
ashamed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver
to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.
And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes,
which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the
39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms
40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long
prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people
cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two
mites, which make a farthing.
43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them,
Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in,
than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her
want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
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Ps 104. Benedic, anima mea.
33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he
gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost,
and was gathered unto his people.
1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him,
and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm
his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled
the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned
for him threescore and ten days.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto
the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your
eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which
I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou
bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my
father, and I will come again.
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as
he made thee swear.
7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up
all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all
the elders of the land of Egypt,
8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's
house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds,
they left in the land of Goshen.
9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and
it was a very great company.
10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond
Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation:
and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw
the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous
mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called
Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried
him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought
with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the
Hittite, before Mamre.
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and
all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried
15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead,
they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly
requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father
did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the
trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee
evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants
of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face;
and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto
good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little
ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and
Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation:
the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought
up upon Joseph's knees.
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely
visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which
he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying,
God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they
embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
1 Corinthians 14:13-25
13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray
that he may interpret.
14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but
my understanding is unfruitful.
15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray
with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and
I will sing with the understanding also.
16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that
occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of
thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding,
that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand
words in an unknown tongue.
be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children,
but in understanding be men.
21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other
lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will
they not hear me, saith the Lord.
22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe,
but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for
them that believe not, but for them which believe.
23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place,
and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are
unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth
not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of
25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so
falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that
God is in you of a truth.
Ps 99. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 100. Jubilate Deo.
10 Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife
and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent
on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of
them doth curse me.
11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily
I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil
and in the time of affliction.
12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?
13 Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without
price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders.
14 And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land
which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger,
which shall burn upon you.
15 O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge
me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering:
know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.
16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was
unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called
by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I
sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation.
18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth
to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and
as waters that fail?
thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again,
and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious
from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto
thee; but return not thou unto them.
20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall:
and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail
against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver
thee, saith the LORD.
21 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and
I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.
1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith
unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings
2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings?
there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not
be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple,
Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the
sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not
troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall
be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up
to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye
shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no
thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate:
but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye:
for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the
father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents,
and shall cause them to be put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he
that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
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Ps 95. Venite, exultemus.
Ps 102. Domine, exaudi.
Exodus 1:8-14, 22
8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children
of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply,
and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they
join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get
them up out of the land.
11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them
with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities,
Pithom and Raamses.
the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew.
And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar,
and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all
their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that
is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall
1 Corinthians 14:26-40
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of
you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation,
hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or
at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the
church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the
first hold his peace.
31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and
all may be comforted.
32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in
all churches of the saints.
34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not
permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under
obedience, as also saith the law.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands
at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you
37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let
him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the
commandments of the Lord.
38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to
speak with tongues.
all things be done decently and in order.
Ps 107. Confitemini Domino.
5 For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning,
neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my
peace from this people, saith the LORD, even lovingkindness and
6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall
not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves,
nor make themselves bald for them:
7 Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to
comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup
of consolation to drink for their father or for their mother.
8 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with
them to eat and to drink.
9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold,
I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in
your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the
voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
it shall come to pass, when thou shalt show this people all these
words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD
pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity?
or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our
11 Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken
me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have
served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me,
and have not kept my law;
12 And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye
walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that
they may not hearken unto me:
13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that
ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye
serve other gods day and night; where I will not show you favour.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken
of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him
that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee
to the mountains:
15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house,
neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to
take up his garment.
17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give
suck in those days!
18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from
the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time,
neither shall be.
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh
should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen,
he hath shortened the days.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ;
or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall
show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
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Ps 108:1-6 Paratum cor meum.
Ps 112. Beatus vir.
1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife
a daughter of Levi.
2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him
that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an
ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and
put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's
4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to
5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the
river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and
when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch
6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold,
the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This
is one of the Hebrews' children.
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and
call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse
the child for thee?
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and
called the child's mother.
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away,
and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the
woman took the child, and nursed it.
10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter,
and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she
said, Because I drew him out of the water.
11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that
he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and
he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that
there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the
Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong,
Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest
thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared,
and said, Surely this thing is known.
15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses.
But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land
of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came
and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's
17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood
up and helped them, and watered their flock.
18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is
it that ye are come so soon today?
19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of
the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered
20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it
that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses
Zipporah his daughter.
22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for
he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached
unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached
unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,
how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day
according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once;
of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out
of due time.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be
called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which
was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly
than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with
11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so
Ps 118. Confitemini Domino.
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the
6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not
see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in
the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope
the LORD is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth
out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh,
but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the
year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:
who can know it?
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give
every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of
11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so
he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in
the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of
13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be
ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the
earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living
me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved:
for thou art my praise.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be
darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are
in heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds
with great power and glory.
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together
his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the
earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come
to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass,
till all these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the
angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time
34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left
his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man
his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the
house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing,
or in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
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