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5th Sunday (Passion) in Lent
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 132
- 134 of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 51. Miserere mei, Deus.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto
the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me?
saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and
the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks,
or of lambs, or of he goats.
12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at
your hand, to tread my courts?
no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the
new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away
with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they
are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes
from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your
hands are full of blood.
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings
from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge
the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though
they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the
sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
1 Peter 4:12-19
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which
is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings;
that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with
ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the
spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he
is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or
as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed;
but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house
of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of
them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly
and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto
a faithful Creator.
Ps 42. Quemadmodum.
Ps 43. Judica me, Deus.
1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and
he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will
raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going
forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as
the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I
do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as
the early dew it goeth away.
5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them
by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light
that goeth forth.
I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God
more than burnt offerings.
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not
the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices
which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because
that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of
sins every year.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats
should take away sins.
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice
and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written
of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings
and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure
therein; which are offered by the law;
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away
the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of
the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes
the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins
for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after
that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those
days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and
in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest
by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us,
through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having
our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.
us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for
he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the
manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the
more, as ye see the day approaching.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 119:I-16. Beati immaculati.
1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest
of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert,
and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire
out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush
burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight,
why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called
unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.
And he said, Here am I.
he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy
feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face;
for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my
people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason
of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians,
and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a
large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place
of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the
Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is
come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the
Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that
thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out
11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh,
and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall
be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought
forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children
of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath
sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name?
what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus
shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto
the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent
me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial
unto all generations.
1 Corinthians 15:12-19
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how
say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and
your faith is also vain.
15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have
testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not
up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet
in your sins.
18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most
Retribue servo tuo.
Ps 117. Laudate Dominum.
7 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art
stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily,
every one mocketh me.
8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil;
because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and
a derision, daily.
9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any
more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning
fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and
I could not stay.
10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report,
say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for
my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall
prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore
my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they
shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting
confusion shall never be forgotten.
O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins
and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee
have I opened my cause.
13 Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered
the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where
Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus
was one of them that sat at the table with him.
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly,
and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair:
and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son,
which should betray him,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and
given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he
was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying
hath she kept this.
8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and
they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus
also, whom he had raised from the dead.
10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus
also to death;
11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away,
and believed on Jesus.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 123. Ad te levavi oculos
Ps 127. Nisi Dominus.
Exodus 4:10-18, 27-31
And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither
heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but
I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or
who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have
not I the LORD?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach
thee what thou shalt say.
13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of
him whom thou wilt send.
14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he
said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can
speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and
when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth:
and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach
you what ye shall do.
16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall
be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt
be to him instead of God.
17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou
shalt do signs.
18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and
said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren
which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro
said to Moses, Go in peace.
27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet
Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed
28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent
him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders
of the children of Israel:
30 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto
Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD
had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon
their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.
1 Corinthians 15:20-34
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits
of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection
of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward
they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom
to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule
and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith
all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted,
which did put all things under him.
when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son
also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him,
that God may be all in all.
29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if
the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the
why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our
Lord, I die daily.
32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus,
what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and
drink: for tomorrow we die.
not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the
knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Ps 120. Ad Dominum.
Ps 121. Levavi oculos.
Ps 122. Laetatus sum.
10 Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore
for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see
his native country.
11 For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah
king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which
went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any
12 But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive,
and shall see this land no more.
unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his
chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without
wages, and giveth him not for his work;
14 That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers,
and cutteth him out windows; and it is ceiled with cedar, and
painted with vermilion.
15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did
not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and
then it was well with him?
16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well
with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.
17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness,
and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence,
to do it.
18 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son
of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying,
Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him,
saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
19 He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast
forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
20 Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan,
and cry from the passages: for all thy lovers are destroyed.
21 I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will
not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou
obeyedst not my voice.
22 The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall
go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded
for all thy wickedness.
23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars,
how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, the pain
as of a woman in travail!
12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when
they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and
cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in
the name of the Lord.
14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as
it is written,
not, daughter of Zion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an
16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but
when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things
were written of him, and that they had done these things unto
17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus
out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard
that he had done this miracle.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye
how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 128. Beati omnes.
Ps 129. Saepe expugnaverunt.
Exodus 5:1-9, 19-6:1
1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus
saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may
hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice
to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel
3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let
us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and
sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence,
or with the sword.
4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses
and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many,
and ye make them rest from their burdens.
6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people,
and their officers, saying,
7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore:
let them go and gather straw for themselves.
8 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore,
ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish aught thereof:
for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice
to our God.
9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour
therein; and let them not regard vain words.
19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they
were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish aught
from your bricks of your daily task.
20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they
came forth from Pharaoh:
21 And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge;
because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of
Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their
hand to slay us.
22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore
hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou
hast sent me?
23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath
done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people
1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will
do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and
with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with
what body do they come?
36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except
37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that
shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some
38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every
seed his own body.
39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of
flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and
another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but
the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial
41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon,
and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another
star in glory.
also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption;
it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown
in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living
soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which
is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the
Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and
as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also
bear the image of the heavenly.
Ps 132. Memento, Domine.
1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the
reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the
fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which
was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the
presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying,
I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet
Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.
11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying,
Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space
of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
12 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet,
after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off
the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast
broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes
14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have
put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they
may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve
him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet,
Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest
this people to trust in a lie.
16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from
off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because
thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.
17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh
20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship
at the feast:
21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida
of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip
23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the
Son of man should be glorified.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall
into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it
bringeth forth much fruit.
that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life
in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father
27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save
me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven,
saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that
it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me,
but for your sakes.
31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of
this world be cast out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men
33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 144. Benedictus Dominus.
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more
upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence:
when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence
2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow
of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of
silver, and jewels of gold.
3 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians.
Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in
the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.
4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I
go out into the midst of Egypt:
5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from
the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto
the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and
all the firstborn of beasts.
6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt,
such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move
his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the
LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
8 And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow
down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people
that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out
from Pharaoh in a great anger.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit
the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but
we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:
for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and
this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought
to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ.
my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour
is not in vain in the Lord.
Ps 133. Ecce, quam bonum!
Ps 134. Ecce nunc.
Ps 137:1-6 Super flumina.
Jeremiah 30:12-17, 23-24
For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound
is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou
hast no healing medicines.
14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for
I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement
of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because
thy sins were increased.
15 Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable
for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased,
I have done these things unto thee.
16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and
all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity;
and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey
upon thee will I give for a prey.
17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee
of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast,
saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a
continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of
24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have
done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart:
in the latter days ye shall consider it.
34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that
Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man
must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light
with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon
you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be
the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed,
and did hide himself from them.
37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they
believed not on him:
38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled,
which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom
hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said
40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that
they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their
heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake
42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on
him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest
they should be put out of the synagogue:
they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
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Ps 95. Venite, exultemus.
Ps 141:1-4 Domine, clamavi.
Ps 146. Lauda, anima mea.
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto
them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families,
and kill the passover.
22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood
that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side
posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall
go out at the door of his house until the morning.
23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and
when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side
posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer
the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and
to thy sons for ever.
25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which
the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye
shall keep this service.
26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto
you, What mean ye by this service?
27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover,
who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt,
when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the
people bowed the head and worshipped.
28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD
had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
1 Corinthians 16:1-14
1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given
order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by
him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings
when I come.
3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters,
them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia:
for I do pass through Macedonia.
6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you,
that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry
a while with you, if the Lord permit.
8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there
are many adversaries.
10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without
fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in
peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the
12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to
come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all
to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient
ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
14 Let all your things be done with charity.
Ps 139. Domine, probasti.
36 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel,
concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into
the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine,
and by the pestilence;
37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I
have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great
wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will
cause them to dwell safely:
38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may
fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children
40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I
will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put
my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will
plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with
my whole soul.
thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil
upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that
I have promised them.
44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not
on me, but on him that sent me.
45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth
on me should not abide in darkness.
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him
not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one
that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall
judge him in the last day.
49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent
me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever
I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
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Ps 147. Laudate Dominum.
Exodus 12:29-39, 42
29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the
firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh
that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that
was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants,
and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for
there was not a house where there was not one dead.
31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise
up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children
of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and
be gone; and bless me also.
33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might
send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all
34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their
kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses;
and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels
of gold, and raiment:
36 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians,
so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And
they spoiled the Egyptians.
37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth,
about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks,
and herds, even very much cattle.
39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought
forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were
thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared
for themselves any victual.
42 It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing
them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD
to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
1 Corinthians 16:15-24
15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas,
that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted
themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that
helpeth with us, and laboureth.
17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus:
for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge
ye them that are such.
19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute
you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy
21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Ps 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
Jeremiah 33:1-9, 14-16
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second
time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed
it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and
mighty things, which thou knowest not.
4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the
houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of
Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;
5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them
with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger
and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face
from this city.
6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them,
and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of
Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.
8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they
have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities,
whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed
9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour
before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the
good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for
all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto
the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good
thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the
house of Judah.
those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness
to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness
in the land.
16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell
safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The
LORD our righteousness.
1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that
his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto
the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he
loved them unto the end.
2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart
of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his
hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took
a towel, and girded himself.
5 After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash
the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith
he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord,
dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not
now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus
answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also
my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to
wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but
11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are
not all clean.
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments,
and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have
done to you?
13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye
also ought to wash one another's feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have
done to you.
16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent
17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
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