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 120-122
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
Isaiah 50: 4-10
4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that
I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary:
he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear
as the learned.
5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious,
neither turned away back.
6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked
off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded:
therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I
shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let
us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to
9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn
me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat
is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of
his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let
him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
2 Corinthians 12:1-12
1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come
to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2 I knew
a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body,
I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God
knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the
body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable
words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory,
but in mine infirmities.
6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool;
for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should
think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth
lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance
of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my
strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will
I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may
rest upon me.
I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities,
in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I
am weak, then am I strong.
11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for
I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind
the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all
patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
Ps 147. Laudate Dominum.
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after
2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest
not what evil shall be upon the earth.
3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the
earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north,
in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth
the clouds shall not reap.
5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how
the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even
so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not
thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either
this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master,
32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man
brought him aught to eat?
34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that
sent me, and to finish his work.
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?
behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields;
for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto
life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may
herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other
men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
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Ps 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?
Ps 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?
Genesis 7:1, 7-10, 17-23
1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into
the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'
wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls,
and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male
and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the
flood were upon the earth.
17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters
increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon
the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all
the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains
21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl,
and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that
was in the dry land, died.
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the
face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things,
and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the
earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with
him in the ark.
24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre
and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know
it: but he could not be hid.
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit,
heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she
besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled:
for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast
it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs
under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil
is gone out of thy daughter.
30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone
out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he
came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts
32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment
in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers
into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha,
that is, Be opened.
35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his
tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the
more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published
37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all
things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to
Ps 4. Cum invocarem.
Ps 8. Domine, Dominus noster.
14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD,
the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate:
it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the
remnant of Joseph.
16 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus;
Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the
highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning,
and such as are skilful of lamentation to Wailing.
in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee,
saith the LORD.
18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end
is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went
into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent
20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light?
even very dark, and no brightness in it?
hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your
22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings,
I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings
of your fat beasts.
23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will
not hear the melody of thy viols.
let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty
Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions,
till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it
was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for
if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily
righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise
by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up
unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ,
that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have
put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor
free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs
according to the promise.
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Ps 5. Verba mea auribus.
6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened
the window of the ark which he had made:
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until
the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were
abated from off the face of the ground;
9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she
returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face
of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her,
and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth
the dove out of the ark;
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her
mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters
were abated from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove;
which returned not again unto him any more.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in
the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were
dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of
the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was
14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of
the month, was the earth dried.
15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and
thy sons' wives with thee.
forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all
flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly
in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'
wives with him:
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever
creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every
clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings
on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in
his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's
sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;
neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold
and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not
11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him,
seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this
generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall
no sign be given unto this generation.
13 And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed
to the other side.
14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had
they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because
we have no bread.
17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye,
because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand?
have ye your heart yet hardened?
18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and
do ye not remember?
19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many
baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full
of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto
him, and besought him to touch him.
23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of
the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands
upon him, he asked him if he saw aught.
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made
him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into
the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
Ps 11. In Domino confido.
Ps 12. Salvum me fac.
Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain
of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the
house of Israel came!
2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath
the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better
than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?
3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence
to come near;
4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their
couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out
of the midst of the stall;
5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves
instruments of music, like David;
drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments:
but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go
captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall
8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God
of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces:
therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.
1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth
nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed
of the father.
so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements
of the world:
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his
Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive
the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of
his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son,
then an heir of God through Christ.
8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them
which by nature are no gods.
now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God,
how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto
ye desire again to be in bondage?
10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in
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Ps 7. Domine, Deus meus.
8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your
seed after you;
10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl,
of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from
all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all
flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall
there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make
between me and you and every living creature that is with you,
for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token
of a covenant between me and the earth.
it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that
the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you
and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall
no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it,
that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and
every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant,
which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon
27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea
Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto
them, Whom do men say that I am?
28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias;
and others, One of the prophets.
29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter
answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer
many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief
priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise
he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to
33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples,
he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou
savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that
be of men.
when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also,
he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words
in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the
Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father
with the holy angels.
1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be
some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death,
till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
Ps 13. Usquequo, Domine?
Ps 14. Dixit insipiens.
4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the
poor of the land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn?
and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah
small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair
of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will
never forget any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that
dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and
it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD,
that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken
the earth in the clear day:
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs
into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins,
and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning
of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine
in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but
of hearing the words of the LORD:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north
even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word
of the LORD, and shall not find it.
12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye
have not injured me at all.
13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the
gospel unto you at the first.
14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor
rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ
15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you
record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked
out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude
you, that ye might affect them.
18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing,
and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until
Christ be formed in you,
20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice;
for I stand in doubt of you.
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Ps 9. Confitebor tibi.
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that
they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and
burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime
had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose
top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we
be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which
the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have
all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing
will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that
they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face
of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD
did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence
did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James,
and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by
themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so
as no fuller on earth can white them.
4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were
talking with Jesus.
5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for
us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee,
and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came
out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no
man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that
they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son
of man were risen from the dead.
10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one
with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
11 And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias
must first come?
12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first,
and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of
man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
13 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have
done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
Ps 17. Exaudi, Domine.
1 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite
the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them
in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with
the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he
that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.
they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though
they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:
3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will
search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from
my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the
serpent, and he shall bite them:
4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence
will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will
set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
5 And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and
it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it
shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by
the flood of Egypt.
6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath
founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters
of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth:
The LORD is his name.
7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children
of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of
the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the
Syrians from Kir?
8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom,
and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving
that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the
9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel
among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall
not the least grain fall upon the earth.
the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The
evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear
22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a
bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh;
but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants;
the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem
which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother
of us all.
27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not;
break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate
hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him
that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman
and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with
the son of the freewoman.
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but
of the free.
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Ps 22. Deus, Deus meus.
27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram,
Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his
nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife
was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter
of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his
son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife;
and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go
into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and
Terah died in Haran.
the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and
from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that
I will show thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee,
and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth
thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot
went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when
he departed out of Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and
all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that
they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the
land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem,
unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will
I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD,
who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el,
and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on
the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called
upon the name of the LORD.
14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude
about them, and the scribes questioning with them.
15 And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were
greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
16 And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?
17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have
brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth,
and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to
thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long
shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway
the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came
unto him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the
waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have
compassion on us, and help us.
said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible
to him that believeth.
straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with
tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked
the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit,
I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him:
and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he
28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him
privately, Why could not we cast him out?
29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing,
but by prayer and fasting.
Ps 6. Domine, ne in furore.
Ps 26. Judica me, Domine.
10 Then Amaziah the priest of Beth-el sent to Jeroboam king of
Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst
of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his
11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and
Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away
into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
13 But prophesy not again any more at Beth-el: for it is the
king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet,
neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer
of sycamore fruit:
15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD
said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest,
Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the
house of Isaac.
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot
in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the
sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt
die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity
forth of his land.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made
us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ
shall profit you nothing.
3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that
he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are
justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness
6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing,
nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey
8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be
none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his
judgment, whosoever he be.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet
suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
would they were even cut off which trouble you.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 16. Conserva me, Domine.
Genesis 13:2, 5-18
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds,
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell
together: for their substance was great, so that they could not
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle
and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite
dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee,
between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen;
for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray
thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go
to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will
go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan,
that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed
Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the
land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed
east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the
cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated
from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where
thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it,
and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that
if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed
also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the
breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain
of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the
30 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and
he would not that any man should know it.
31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of
man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him;
and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
32 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask
he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What
was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed
among themselves, who should be the greatest.
he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any
man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant
36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and
when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth
me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him
that sent me.
Ps 93. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 98. Cantate Domino.
Hosea 4:1-2, 6-10
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD
hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because
there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing
adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou
hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt
be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy
God, I will also forget thy children.
7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore
will I change their glory into shame.
8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart
on their iniquity.
there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them
for their ways, and reward them their doings.
10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit
whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off
to take heed to the LORD.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not
liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be
not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil
the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against
the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that
ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath,
strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like:
of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time
past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying
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