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10th Sunday After Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 203-204
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
1 All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.
2 Who can number the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain,
and the days of eternity?
3 Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the
earth, and the deep, and wisdom?
4 Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding
of prudence from everlasting.
5 The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom; and her
ways are everlasting commandments.
6 To whom hath the root of wisdom been revealed? or who hath
known her wise counsels?
7 [Unto whom hath the knowledge of wisdom been made manifest?
and who hath understood her great experience?]
is one wise and greatly to be feared, the Lord sitting upon his
9 He created her, and saw her, and numbered her, and poured her
out upon all his works.
10 She is with all flesh according to his gift, and he hath given
her to them that love him.
25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto
them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that
sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which
I have heard of him.
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son
of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing
of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me
alone; for I do always those things that please him.
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye
continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in
bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the
Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free
Ps 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
Isaiah 44:1-8, 21-23
1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the
womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and
thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods
upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and
my blessing upon thine offspring:
4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by
the water courses.
5 One shall say, I am the LORD'S; and another shall call himself
by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand
unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the
LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside
me there is no God.
7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it
in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the
things that are coming, and shall come, let them show unto them.
8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that
time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there
a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed
thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions,
and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed
23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower
parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O
forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob,
and glorified himself in Israel.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service.
be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that
is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought
to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to
every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have
not the same office:
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members
one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is
given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the
proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth,
8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him
do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that
showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil;
cleave to that which is good.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 40:1-16 Expectans expectavi.
1 Samuel 18:1-9
1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto
Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David,
and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home
to his father's house.
3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him
as his own soul.
4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him,
and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and
to his bow, and to his girdle.
5 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved
himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he
was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the
sight of Saul's servants.
6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from
the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all
cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with
tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music.
the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul
hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and
he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to
me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more
but the kingdom?
9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.
29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and
Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two
of his disciples,
30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which
at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never
man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye
say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as
he had said unto them.
33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said
unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments
upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the
mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to
rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works
that they had seen;
38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the
Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him,
Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these
should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
Ps 37:1-24 Noli aemulari.
1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain
of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the
mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people
shall flow unto it.
many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the
mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and
he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths:
for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD
3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations
afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and
their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig
tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD
of hosts hath spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god,
and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and
6 In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth,
and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have
7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was
cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them
in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter
of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the
kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world,
was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through
the righteousness of faith.
14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void,
and the promise made of none effect:
15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there
is no transgression.
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the
end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only
which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of
Abraham; who is the father of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,)
before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead,
and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the
father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So
shall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body
now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet
the deadness of Sarah's womb:
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but
was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was
able also to perform.
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed
24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe
on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 41. Beatus qui intelligit.
1 Samuel 20:1-7, 12-23
1 And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before
Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is
my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?
2 And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold,
my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he
will show it me: and why should my father hide this thing from
me? it is not so.
3 And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth
that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not
Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD
liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me
4 Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth,
I will even do it for thee.
5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, tomorrow is the new moon,
and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me
go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at
6 If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked
leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there
is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
7 If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but
if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by
12 And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I
have sounded my father about tomorrow any time, or the third
day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send
not unto thee, and show it thee;
13 The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please
my father to do thee evil, then I will show it thee, and send
thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the LORD be with
thee, as he hath been with my father.
14 And thou shalt not only while yet I live show me the kindness
of the LORD, that I die not:
15 But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house
for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David
every one from the face of the earth.
16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying,
Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.
17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved
him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
18 Then Jonathan said to David, Tomorrow is the new moon: and
thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.
19 And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down
quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself
when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone
20 And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though
I shot at a mark.
21 And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows.
If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this
side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to
thee, and no hurt; as the LORD liveth.
22 But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are
beyond thee; go thy way: for the LORD hath sent thee away.
23 And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of,
behold, the LORD be between thee and me for ever.
47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and
the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
could not find what they might do: for all the people were very
attentive to hear him.
1 And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught
the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief
priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders,
2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest
thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
3 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one
thing; and answer me:
4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say,
From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for
they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority
I do these things.
9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee?
is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman
10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion,
like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the
city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even
to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall
redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
11 Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say,
Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand
they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into
13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine
horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat
in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto
the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath
laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with
a rod upon the cheek.
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein
we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died
for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure
for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall
be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by
the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be
saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death
by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed
when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them
that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression,
who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through
the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God,
and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath
abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for
the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is
of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more
they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness
shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all
men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the
free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so
by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But
where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 44. Deus, auribus.
1 Samuel 20:24-39
24 So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was
come, the king sat him down to eat meat.
25 And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon
a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's
side, and David's place was empty.
Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something
hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.
27 And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day
of the month, that David's place was empty: and Saul said unto
Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat,
neither yesterday, nor today?
28 And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of
me to go to Bethlehem:
29 And he said, Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hath a
sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded me to
be there: and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let
me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he cometh
not unto the king's table.
30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said
unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I
know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion,
and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?
31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou
shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send
and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.
32 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him,
Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?
33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan
knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.
34 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did
eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for
David, because his father had done him shame.
35 And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out
into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little
lad with him.
36 And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which
I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
37 And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which
Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, Is
not the arrow beyond thee?
38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay
not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his
39 But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew
9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain
man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went
into a far country for a long time.
10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that
they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen
beat him, and sent him away empty.
11 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also,
and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and
cast him out.
13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will
send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they
14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves,
saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance
may be ours.
15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What
therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give
the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God
17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written,
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner?
18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but
on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought
to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived
that he had spoken this parable against them.
20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign
themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words,
that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of
21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest
and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any,
but teachest the way of God truly:
22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why
tempt ye me?
24 Show me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They
answered and said, Caesar's.
25 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things
which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
26 And they could not take hold of his words before the people:
and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
Ps 39. Dixi, Custodiam.
1 Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before
the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
ye, O mountains, the LORD'S controversy, and ye strong foundations
of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with his people,
and he will plead with Israel.
3 O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I
wearied thee? testify against me.
4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed
thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses,
Aaron, and Miriam.
5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted,
and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto
Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.
6 Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before
the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with
calves of a year old?
the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands
of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
hath shown thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD
require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to
walk humbly with thy God?
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus
Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that
like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the
Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his
death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that
the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should
not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also
live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he
liveth, he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto
sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should
obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness
unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive
from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under
the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law,
but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to
obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto
death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but
ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of
your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness
and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members
servants to righteousness unto holiness.
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now
ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God,
ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Ps 49. Audite haec, omnes.
1 Samuel 22:6-23
6 When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that
were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah,
having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing
7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear
now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you
fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands,
and captains of hundreds;
8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none
that showeth me that my son hath made a league with the son of
Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or showeth
unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to
lie in wait, as at this day?
9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants
of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech
the son of Ahitub.
10 And he inquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals,
and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.
11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of
Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that were in
Nob: and they came all of them to the king.
12 And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered,
Here I am, my lord.
13 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me,
thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread,
and a sword, and hast inquired of God for him, that he should
rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so
faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's
son-in-law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine
15 Did I then begin to inquire of God for him? be it far from
me: let not the king impute any thing unto his servant, nor to
all the house of my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all
this, less or more.
16 And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou,
and all thy father's house.
17 And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn,
and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is
with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not show
it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their
hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests.
And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and
slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen
19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of
the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen,
and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.
20 And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named
Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
21 And Abiathar showed David that Saul had slain the LORD'S priests.
22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg
the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have
occasioned the death of all the persons of thy father's house.
23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life
seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.
27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that
there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother
die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother
should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a
wife, and died without children.
30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also:
and they left no children, and died.
32 Last of all the woman died also.
33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for
seven had her to wife.
34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world
marry, and are given in marriage:
35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world,
and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given
36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the
angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the
37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush,
when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob.
38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all
live unto him.
39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast
40 And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
Ps 50. Deus deorum.
9 The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom
shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked,
and the scant measure that is abominable?
11 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with
the bag of deceitful weights?
12 For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants
thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their
13 Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making
thee desolate because of thy sins.
14 Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down
shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but
shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give
up to the sword.
15 Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread
the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet
wine, but shalt not drink wine.
16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the
house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make
thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore
ye shall bear the reproach of my people.
1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,)
how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to
her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead,
she is loosed from the law of her husband.
3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another
man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be
dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress,
though she be married to another man.
4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law
by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another,
even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring
forth fruit unto God.
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were
by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto
6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein
we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and
not in the oldness of the letter.
7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I
had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust,
except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me
all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment
came, sin revived, and I died.
10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to
be unto death.
11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me,
and by it slew me.
12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just,
then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin,
that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is
good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 51. Miserere mei, Deus.
1 Samuel 23:7-18
7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul
said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in,
by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.
8 And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down
to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
9 And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against
him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.
10 Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly
heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city
for my sake.
the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come
down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech
thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.
12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my
men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver
13 Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose
and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could
go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah;
and he forbare to go forth.
14 And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained
in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him
every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.
15 And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and
David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.
16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the
wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father
shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and
I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.
18 And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode
in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
41 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's
42 And David himself saith in the book of Ps, The LORD said unto
my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?
45 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,
46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes,
and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the
synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers:
the same shall receive greater damnation.
1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts
into the treasury.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow
hath cast in more than they all:
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings
of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that
Ps 54. Deus, in Nomine.
Ps 57. Miserere mei, Deus.
1 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits,
as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to
eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none
upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt
every man his brother with a net.
3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince
asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man,
he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper
than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation
cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide:
keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up
against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God
of my salvation: my God will hear me.
8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall
arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto
9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned
against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for
me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his
14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold
that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not;
but what I hate, that do I.
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law
that it is good.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no
good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform
that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would
not, that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it,
but sin that dwelleth in me.
21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law
of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin
which is in my members.
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body
of this death?
25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the
mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
1 Samuel 28:3-19
3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried
him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those
that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.
4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came
and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together,
and they pitched in Giboa.
5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid,
and his heart greatly trembled.
6 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not,
neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.
7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath
a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her.
And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath
a familiar spirit at En-dor.
8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he
went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night:
and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit,
and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul
hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits,
and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou
a snare for my life, to cause me to die?
10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth,
there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And
he said, Bring me up Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice:
and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me?
for thou art Saul.
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest
thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out
of the earth.
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An
old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul
perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to
the ground, and bowed himself.
15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring
me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines
make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth
me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have
called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall
16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing
the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath
rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour,
even to David:
18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst
his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this
thing unto thee this day.
19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into
the hand of the Philistines: and tomorrow shalt thou and thy
sons be with me: the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel
into the hand of the Philistines.
5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly
stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in
the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that
shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things
be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall
come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near:
go ye not therefore after them.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified:
for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not
by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines,
and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there
be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and
persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into
prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before
what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries
shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be
put to death.
ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
Ps 65. Te decet hymnus.
Ps 67. Deus misereatur.
14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage,
which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let
them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
15 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt
will I show unto him marvellous things.
16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might:
they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall
shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their
holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD
our God, and shall fear because of thee.
18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and
passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?
he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in
will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue
our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths
of the sea.
20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham,
which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made
me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through
the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful
flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the
flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that
the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit
of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin;
but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead
dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also
quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to
live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through
the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the
sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we
are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs
with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be
also glorified together.
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