1928 BCP + Lessons Home + Last Week
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 118-120
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 20. Exaudiat te Dominus.
Ps 121. Levavi oculos.
1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came
to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses'
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this
Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give
to them, even to the children of Israel.
3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that
have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river,
the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the
great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of
thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will
not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt
thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their
fathers to give them.
be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded
thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that
thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt
meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt
make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God
is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
2 Timothy 2:1-13
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses,
the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus
man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this
life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned,
except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised
from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds;
but the word of God is not bound.
I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also
obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall
also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him,
he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
Ps 144. Benedictus Dominus.
1 Maccabees 2:49-64
49 Now when the time drew near that Mattathias should die, he
said unto his sons, Now hath pride and rebuke gotten strength,
and the time of destruction, and the wrath of indignation:
50 Now therefore, my sons, be ye zealous for the law, and give
your lives for the covenant of your fathers.
51 Call to remembrance what acts our fathers did in their time;
so shall ye receive great honour and an everlasting name.
not Abraham found faithful in temptation, and it was imputed
unto him for righteousness?
53 Joseph in the time of his distress kept the commandment, and
was made lord of Egypt.
54 Phinees our father in being zealous and fervent obtained the
covenant of an everlasting priesthood.
for fulfilling the word was made a judge in Israel.
56 Caleb for bearing witness before the congregation received
the heritage of the land.
57 David for being merciful possessed the throne of an everlasting
58 Elias for being zealous and fervent for the law was taken
up into heaven.
59 Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, by believing were saved out
of the flame.
60 Daniel for his innocency was delivered from the mouth of lions.
61 And thus consider ye throughout all ages that none that put
their trust in him shall be overcome.
62 Fear not then the words of a sinful man: for his glory shall
be dung and worms.
63 To day he shall be lifted up, and to morrow he shall not be
found, because he is returned into his dust, and his thought
is come to nothing.
64 Wherefore, ye my sons, be valiant, and shew yourselves men
in the behalf of the law; for by it shall ye obtain glory.
1 Timothy 6:11-19
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after
righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto
thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all
things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed
a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable,
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only
Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no
man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to
whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not
highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living
God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute,
willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against
the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 123. Ad te levavi oculos
Ps 127. Nisi Dominus.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was
upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the
face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the
light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the
waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were
under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament:
and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the
morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together
unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together
of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding
seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose
seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed
after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in
itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the
heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for
signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven
to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the
day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars
God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide
the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth
by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their
journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their
9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into
an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye
depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony
against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable
for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that
they went out, and preached that men should repent.
13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many
that were sick, and healed them.
Ps 126. In convertendo.
Ps 128. Beati omnes.
Ps 131. Domine, non est.
Amos 7:1-8 & 8:1-3
1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shown unto me; and, behold, he formed
grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter
growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating
the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech
thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
3 The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
4 Thus hath the Lord GOD shown unto me: and, behold, the Lord
GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep,
and did eat up a part.
5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall
Jacob arise? for he is small.
6 The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the
7 Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall
made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said,
A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline
in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them
1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shown unto me: and behold a basket of
2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of
summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon
my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day,
saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every
place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus
Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our
Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from
this present evil world, according to the will of God and our
5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you
into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and
would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel
unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be
we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other
gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for
if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 135. Laudate Nomen.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving
creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth
in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that
moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their
kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that
it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and
fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature
after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the
earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle
after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth
after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over
the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created
he him; male and female created he them.
God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every
living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing
seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree,
in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it
shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the
air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein
there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it
was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;
and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had
God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that
in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:)
and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and
therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.
15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is
a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I
beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John,
and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's
wife: for he had married her.
18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to
have thy brother's wife.
19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have
killed him; but she could not:
20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and
an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many
things, and heard him gladly.
21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday
made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates
22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced,
and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto
the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it
23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I
will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I
ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and
asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger
the head of John the Baptist.
the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for
their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded
his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and
the damsel gave it to her mother.
29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up
his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
Ps 129. Saepe expugnaverunt.
Ps 130. De profundis.
1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which
he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah,
and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel,
two years before the earthquake.
2 And he said, the LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice
from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn,
and the top of Carmel shall wither.
3 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus,
and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:
4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall
devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.
5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant
from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from
the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity
unto Kir, saith the LORD.
13 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children
of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof;
because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that
they might enlarge their border:
14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall
devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of battle,
with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:
15 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes
together, saith the LORD.
1 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime:
2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces
of Kirioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and
with the sound of the trumpet:
3 And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will
slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the LORD.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached
of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it,
but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews'
religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of
God, and wasted it:
14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in
mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions
of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's
womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the
heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles
before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,
and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's
20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God,
I lie not.
21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria, and Cilicia;
22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which
were in Christ:
they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past
now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
they glorified God in me.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 137:1-6. Super flumina.
Ps 140. Eripe me, Domine.
Genesis 2:4-9, 16-25
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when
they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth
and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and
every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had
not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man
to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole
face of the ground.
the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there
he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree
that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of
life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge
of good and evil.
the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt
not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should
be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the
field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam
to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every
living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the
air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was
not found an help meet for him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and
he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he
a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of
my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and
shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not
30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus,
and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they
31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert
place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going,
and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and
ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came
together unto him.
34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved
with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having
a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto
him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far
36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about,
and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have
nothing to eat.
37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they
say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread,
and give them to eat?
38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And
when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon
the green grass.
40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes,
he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and
gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes
divided he among them all.
42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and
of the fishes.
44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand
Ps 132. Memento, Domine.
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of
7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor,
and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father
will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name:
8 And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by
every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the
house of their god.
9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like
the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet
I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.
10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you
forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the
11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young
men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel?
saith the LORD.
ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets,
saying, Prophesy not.
13 Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that
is full of sheaves.
14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the
strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty
15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that
is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he
that rideth the horse deliver himself.
16 And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away
naked in that day, saith the LORD.
1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with
Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that
gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them
which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or
had run, in vain.
3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled
to be circumcised:
that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came
in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus,
that they might bring us into bondage:
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that
the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were,
it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for
they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision
was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship
of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars,
perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and
Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto
the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same
which I also was forward to do.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
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Ps 141. Domine, clamavi.
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field
which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea,
hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit
of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch
it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and
that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to
make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and
gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they
were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden
in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou
eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me,
she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou
hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast
done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every
beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt
thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between
thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt
bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow
and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;
and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the
voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded
thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground
for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and
thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return
unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou
art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother
of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats
of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of
us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand,
and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden,
to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the
garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every
way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the
ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while
he sent away the people.
46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain
47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea,
and he alone on the land.
48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary
unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh
unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed
it had been a spirit, and cried out:
50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he
talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is
I; be not afraid.
51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased:
and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart
53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of
Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they
55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to
carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he
56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or
country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him
that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment:
and as many as touched him were made whole.
Ps 139. Domine, probasti.
1 Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children
of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the
land of Egypt, saying,
2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore
I will punish you for all your iniquities.
two walk together, except they be agreed?
4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will
a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is
for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken
nothing at all?
6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be
afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not
7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret
unto his servants the prophets.
8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath
spoken, who can but prophesy?
9 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the
land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains
of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof,
and the oppressed in the midst thereof.
10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up
violence and robbery in their palaces.
11 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall
be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength
from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.
12 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth
of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children
of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of
a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.
13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord
GOD, the God of hosts,
14 That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel
upon him I will also visit the altars of Beth-el: and the horns
of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to ground.
I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the
houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have
an end, saith the LORD.
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the
face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the
Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated
himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch
that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to
the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If
thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not
as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the
faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ,
that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by
the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves
also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin?
18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make
myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the
flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and
gave himself for me.
do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come
by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 143. Domine, exaudi.
1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain,
and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper
of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of
the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the
fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain
was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is
thy countenance fallen?
thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest
not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire,
and thou shalt rule over him.
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass,
when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his
brother, and slew him.
9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And
he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's
blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened
her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield
unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou
be in the earth.
13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than
I can bear.
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of
the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a
fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass,
that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,
vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a
mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt
in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the
scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled,
that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their
hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they
eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received
to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy
disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread
with unwashen hands?
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied
of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me
with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines
the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition
of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such
like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment
of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth
father or mother, let him die the death:
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It
is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest
be profited by me; he shall be free.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do aught for his father or his
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition,
which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Ps 142. Voce mea ad Dominum.
Ps 146. Lauda, anima mea.
4 Come to Beth-el, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression;
and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after
5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim
and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children
of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned
unto me, saith the LORD.
7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were
yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon
one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece
was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water;
but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me,
saith the LORD.
9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens
and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased,
the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me,
saith the LORD.
10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt:
your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away
your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come
up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith
11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and
Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning:
yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because
I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind,
and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning
darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The
LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not
obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently
set forth, crucified among you?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the
works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made
perfect by the flesh?
4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh
miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by
the hearing of faith?
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for
7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are
the children of Abraham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen
through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying,
In thee shall all nations be blessed.
then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 149. Cantate Domino.
Genesis 6:5-8, 13-22
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from
the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping
thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before
me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and,
behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in
the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length
of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty
cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt
thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set
in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt
thou make it.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the
earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from
under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt
come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy
sons' wives with thee.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort
shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee;
they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind,
of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every
sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou
shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so
14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto
them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile
him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that
defile the man.
16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his
disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also?
Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth
into the man, it cannot defile him;
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly,
and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth
from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness,
an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Ps 148. Laudate Dominum.
Ps 150. Laudate Dominum.
1 Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation,
O house of Israel.
2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she
is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.
3 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand
shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred
shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.
4 For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me,
and ye shall live:
5 But seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to
Beer-sheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Beth-el
shall come to nought.
6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire
in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench
it in Beth-el.
7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness
in the earth,
8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth
the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark
with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth
them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
9 That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that
the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him
that speaketh uprightly.
11 Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and
ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn
stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant
vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse:
for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in
all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God,
it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them
shall live in them.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made
a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth
on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through
Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but
a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth,
or addeth thereto.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith
not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed,
which is Christ.
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before
of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty
years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise
of none effect.
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise:
but God gave it to Abraham by promise.