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Sunday After Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 188-190
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 73. Quam bonus Israel!
23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith
the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in
my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy
lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their
dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers
have forgotten my name for Baal.
28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he
that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is
the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.
29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a
hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal
my words every one from his neighbour.
31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use
their tongues, and say, He saith.
32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith
the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their
lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded
them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith
Matthew 7:13-14, 21-29
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad
is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which
go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth
unto life, and few there be that find it.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter
into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart
from me, ye that work iniquity.
whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will
liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded
upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his
house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the
people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the
11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is
not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go
up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it,
and do it?
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who
shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may
hear it, and do it?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in
thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death
16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God,
to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes
and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the
LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest
to possess it.
17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear,
but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish,
and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither
thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I
have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest
obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he
is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell
in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
John 13:1-17, 34-35
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.
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another;
as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have
love one to another.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 28. Ad te, Domine.
2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to
3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many:
and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company
lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the
grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the
Moabites at that time.
5 He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to
Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of
his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come
out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and
they abide over against me:
6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for
they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that
we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land:
for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom
thou cursest is cursed.
7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with
the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam,
and spake unto him the words of Balak.
8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring
you word again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes
of Moab abode with Balaam.
9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with
10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of
Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,
11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth
the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure
I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.
12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou
shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.
13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes
of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth to give
me leave to go with you.
14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak,
and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising
of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of
the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law
of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to
present him to the Lord;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that
openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in
the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the
consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should
not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of
28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according
to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people
33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which
were spoken of him.
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold,
this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel;
and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that
the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel,
of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with
an husband seven years from her virginity;
37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which
departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and
prayers night and day.
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the
Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption
39 And when they had performed all things according to the law
of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with
wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
Ps 31. In te, Domine, speravi.
Ezra 5:1-2, 6-17
1 Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son
of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem
in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them.
2 Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the
son of Jozadak, and began to build the house of God which is
at Jerusalem: and with them were the prophets of God helping
6 The copy of the letter that Tatnai, governor on this side the
river, and Shethar-boznai, and his companions the Apharsachites,
which were on this side the river, sent unto Darius the king:
7 They sent a letter unto him, wherein was written thus; Unto
Darius the king, all peace.
8 Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of
Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great
stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth
fast on, and prospereth in their hands.
9 Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who commanded
you to build this house, and to make up these walls?
10 We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might
write the names of the men that were the chief of them.
11 And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants
of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was
builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded
and set up.
12 But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven
unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the
king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and
carried the people away into Babylon.
13 But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same
king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God.
14 And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God,
which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple that was in Jerusalem,
and brought them into the temple of Babylon, those did Cyrus
the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and they were delivered
unto one, whose name was Sheshbazzar, whom he had made governor;
15 And said unto him, Take these vessels, go, carry them into
the temple that is in Jerusalem, and let the house of God be
builded in his place.
16 Then came the same Sheshbazzar, and laid the foundation of
the house of God which is in Jerusalem: and since that time even
until now hath it been in building, and yet it is not finished.
17 Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search
made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon,
whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to
build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his
pleasure to us concerning this matter.
1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against
the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that
if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women,
he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there
shined round about him a light from heaven:
4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him,
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus
whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the
6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou
have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into
the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing
a voice, but seeing no man.
8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened,
he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him
9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor
10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias;
and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold,
I am here, Lord.
11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street
which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for
one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and
putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this
man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind
all that call on thy name.
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen
vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings,
and the children of Israel:
16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and
putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus,
that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent
me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with
the Holy Ghost.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales:
and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was
Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
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Ps 32. Beati quorum.
Numbers 22:15-21, 36-40
15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable
16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak
the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from
coming unto me:
17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will
do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee,
curse me this people.
18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If
Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot
go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night,
that I may know what the LORD will say unto me more.
20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the
men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the
word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.
21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and
went with the princes of Moab.
36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to
meet him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon,
which is in the utmost coast.
37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto
thee to call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not
able indeed to promote thee to honour?
38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have
I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God putteth
in my mouth, that shall I speak.
39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kirjath-huzoth.
40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and
to the princes that were with him.
41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast
of the passover.
42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem
after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the
child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother
knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went
a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem,
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him
in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing
them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said
unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy
father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye
not that I must be about my Father's business?
they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was
subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with
God and man.
Ps 33. Exultate, justi.
1 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in
the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.
2 And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that is in the
province of the Medes, a roll, and therein was a record thus
3 In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king
made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the
house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and
let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof
threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof threescore cubits;
4 With three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber: and
let the expenses be given out of the king's house:
5 And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of
God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which
is at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, and brought
again unto the temple which is at Jerusalem, every one to his
place, and place them in the house of God.
6 Now therefore, Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shethar-boznai,
and your companions the Apharsachites, which are beyond the river,
be ye far from thence:
7 Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of
the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God in
8 Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of
these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the
king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith
expenses be given unto these men, that they be not hindered.
9 And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and
rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven,
wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the
priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day
10 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God
of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
11 Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this
word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set
up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill
12 And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy
all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and
to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius
have made a decree; let it be done with speed.
20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that
he is the Son of God.
21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this
he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem,
and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound
unto the chief priests?
22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the
Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel
to kill him:
24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched
the gates day and night to kill him.
25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by
the wall in a basket.
26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself
to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed
not that he was a disciple.
27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and
declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that
he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus
in the name of Jesus.
28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.
29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed
against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea,
and sent him forth to Tarsus.
had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria,
and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in
the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
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Ps 37. 1-24 Noli aemulari.
41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam,
and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence
he might see the utmost part of the people.
1 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and
prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.
2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered
on every altar a bullock and a ram.
3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and
I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever
he showeth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.
4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven
altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.
5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return
unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice,
he, and all the princes of Moab.
7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab
hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east,
saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.
8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I
defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?
9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills
I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not
be reckoned among the nations.
10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth
part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let
my last end be like his!
11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I
took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed
he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which
the LORD hath put in my mouth?
1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,
Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch
of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of
the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God
came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the
baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet,
saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye
the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall
be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the
rough ways shall be made smooth;
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized
of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from
the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin
not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father:
for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise
up children unto Abraham.
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every
tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat,
let him do likewise.
12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him,
Master, what shall we do?
13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what
shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither
accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in
their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you
with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose
shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost and with fire:
17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his
floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff
he will burn with fire unquenchable.
18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto
19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias
his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod
20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that
Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove
upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art
my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Ps 34. Benedicam Dominum.
13 Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shethar-boznai,
and their companions, according to that which Darius the king
had sent, so they did speedily.
14 And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through
the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of
Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment
of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus,
and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
15 And this house was finished on the third day of the month
Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the
16 And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites,
and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication
of this house of God with joy,
17 And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred
bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin
offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number
of the tribes of Israel.
18 And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites
in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem;
as it is written in the book of Moses.
32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters,
he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept
his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee
whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned
to the Lord.
36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which
by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good
works and almsdeeds which she did.
37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and
died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples
had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring
him that he would not delay to come to them.
39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they
brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood
by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas
made, while she was with them.
40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed;
and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened
her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had
called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in
43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with
one Simon a tanner.
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13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another
place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the
utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me
them from thence.
14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of
Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram
on every altar.
15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering,
while I meet the LORD yonder.
16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and
said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering,
and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What
hath the LORD spoken?
18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and
hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that
he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath
he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath
blessed: and I cannot reverse it.
21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen
perverseness in Israel; the LORD his God is with him, and the
shout of a king is among them.
22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength
of an unicorn.
23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there
any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall
be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!
24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift
up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat
of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor
bless them at all.
Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying,
All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan,
and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he
did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command
this stone that it be made bread.
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall
not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed
unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee,
and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to
whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan:
for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him
only shalt thou serve.
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle
of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God,
cast thyself down from hence:
10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee:
11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time
thou dash thy foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt
not tempt the Lord thy God.
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed
from him for a season.
Ps 39. Dixi, Custodiam.
8 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying,
speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and
show mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger,
nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother
in your heart.
11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder,
and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they
should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath
sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great
wrath from the LORD of hosts.
13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would
not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD
14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations
whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that
no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant
1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion
of the band called the Italian band,
2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which
gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.
3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day
an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is
it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are
come up for a memorial before God.
5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname
6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea
side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed,
he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier
of them that waited on him continually;
8 And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent
them to Joppa.
9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh
unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about
the sixth hour:
10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while
they made ready, he fell into a trance,
11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto
him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and
let down to the earth:
12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth,
and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing
that is common or unclean.
the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath
cleansed, that call not thou common.
16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again
17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which
he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from
Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before
18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter,
were lodged there.
19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him,
Behold, three men seek thee.
20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting
nothing: for I have sent them.
21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from
Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the
cause wherefore ye are come?
22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one
that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of
the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee
into his house, and to hear words of thee.
23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow
Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied
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Ps 40.1-16 Expectans expectavi.
Numbers 23:27-24:13, 25
27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring
thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that
thou mayest curse me them from thence.
28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh
29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and
prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and
a ram on every altar.
1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel,
he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but
he set his face toward the wilderness.
2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in
his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came
3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor
hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision
of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!
6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's
side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted,
and as cedar trees beside the waters.
7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall
be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and
his kingdom shall be exalted.
8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the
strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies,
and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his
9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who
shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed
is he that curseth thee.
10 And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote
his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee
to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed
them these three times.
11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote
thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back
12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers
which thou sentest unto me, saying,
13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold,
I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either
good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will
25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and
Balak also went his way.
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:
and there went out a fame of him through all the region round
15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and,
as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath
day, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed
me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal
the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister,
and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue
were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture
fulfilled in your ears.
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words
which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this
23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb,
Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum,
do also here in thy country.
24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted
in his own country.
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the
days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six
months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a
city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the
prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were
filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto
the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they
might cast him down headlong.
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way.
Ps 41. Beatus qui intelligit.
Ps 54. Deus, in Nomine.
1 Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,
saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy,
and I was jealous for her with great fury.
saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the
midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth;
and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.
4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old
women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his
staff in his hand for very age.
5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls
playing in the streets thereof.
6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes
of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be
marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people
from the east country, and from the west country;
8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God,
in truth and in righteousness.
9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye
that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets,
which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the
LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire
for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or
came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one
against his neighbour.
11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in
the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.
the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit,
and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall
give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to
possess all these things.
13 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the
heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save
you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands
24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius
waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near
25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down
at his feet, and worshipped him.
26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am
27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that
were come together.
28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful
thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one
of another nation; but God hath shown me that I should not call
any man common or unclean.
came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for:
I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?
30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this
hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold,
a man stood before me in bright clothing,
31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are
had in remembrance in the sight of God.
32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname
is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by
the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.
33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done
that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before
God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.
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Ps 44. Deus, auribus.
1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain
of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho.
And the LORD showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and
all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the
city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware
unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give
it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes,
but thou shalt not go over thither.
5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of
Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against
Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:
his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of
Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses
9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom;
for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel
hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.
10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses,
whom the LORD knew face to face,
11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him
to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants,
and to all his land,
12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which
Moses showed in the sight of all Israel.
31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught
them on the sabbath days.
32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was
33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of
an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus
of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou
art; the Holy One of God.
35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out
of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came
out of him, and hurt him not.
36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying,
What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth
the unclean spirits, and they come out.
37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the country
38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's
house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever;
and they besought him for her.
he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and
immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with
divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands
on every one of them, and healed them.
41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying,
Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered
them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
Ps 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.
14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you,
when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts,
and I repented not:
15 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem
and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.
are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth
to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in
17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his
neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that
I hate, saith the LORD.
18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me, saying,
19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month,
and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the
fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness,
and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that
there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying,
Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD
of hosts: I will go also.
22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the
LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come
to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of
the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is
a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God
is with you.
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive
that God is no respecter of persons:
in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness,
is accepted with him.
36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching
peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout
all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and
with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were
oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the
land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged
on a tree:
40 Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;
41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of
God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose
from the dead.
42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify
that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick
43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name
whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on
all them which heard the word.
45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished,
as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also
was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then
47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized,
which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
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