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13th Sunday After Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 207-208
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 104. Benedic, anima mea.
1 The Lord created man of the earth, and turned him into it again.
2 He gave them few days, and a short time, and power also over
the things therein.
3 He endued them with strength by themselves, and made them according
to his image,
4 And put the fear of man upon all flesh, and gave him dominion
over beasts and fowls.
5 They received the use of the five operations of the Lord, and
in the sixth place he imparted them understanding, and in the
seventh speech, an interpreter of the cogitations thereof.]
6 Counsel, and a tongue, and eyes, ears, and a heart, gave he
them to understand.
7 Withal he filled them with the knowledge of understanding,
and shewed them good and evil.
8 He set his eye upon their hearts, that he might shew them the
greatness of his works.
9 He gave them to glory in his marvellous acts for ever, that
they might declare his works with understanding.
10 And the elect shall praise his holy name.
11 Beside this he gave them knowledge, and the law of life for
12 He made an everlasting covenant with them, and shewed them
13 Their eyes saw the majesty of his glory, and their ears heard
his glorious voice.
14 And he said unto them, Beware of all unrighteousness; and
he gave every man commandment concerning his neighbour.
15 Their ways are ever before him, and shall not be hid from
Mark 3:20-21, 31-35
20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could
not so much as eat bread.
21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold
on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing
without, sent unto him, calling him.
32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold,
thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and
said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother,
and my sister, and mother.
Ps 11. In Domino confido.
Ps 12. Salvum me fac.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within
any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy
8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely
lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying,
The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine
eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought;
and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved
when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD
thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou
puttest thine hand unto.
11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore
I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto
thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be
sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh
year thou shalt let him go free from thee.
13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not
let him go away empty:
14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out
of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the
LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt,
and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee
this thing today.
6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very
precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying,
To what purpose is this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given
to the poor.
10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye
the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she
did it for my burial.
I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in
the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath
done, be told for a memorial of her.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 7. Domine, Deus meus.
2 Samuel 12:1-10, 13-15a
1 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him,
and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich,
and the other poor.
2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which
he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with
him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank
of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take
of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring
man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and
dressed it for the man that was come to him.
5 And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and
he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done
this thing shall surely die:
6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this
thing, and because he had no pity.
7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the
LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered
thee out of the hand of Saul;
8 And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives
into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah;
and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given
unto thee such and such things.
9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to
do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with
the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain
him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house;
because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah
the Hittite to be thy wife.
13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD.
And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin;
thou shalt not die.
because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies
of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee
shall surely die.
15 And Nathan departed unto his house.
2 Corinthians 1
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy
our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with
all the saints which are in all Achaia:
2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the
Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able
to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith
we ourselves are comforted of God.
as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation
also aboundeth by Christ.
6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and
salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings
which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your
consolation and salvation.
7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers
of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble
which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure,
above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should
not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver:
in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift
bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given
by many on our behalf.
12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,
that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom,
but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the
world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read
or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the
14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your
rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before,
that ye might have a second benefit;
16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of
Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward
17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or
the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh,
that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you
by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and
nay, but in him was yea.
all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto
the glory of God by us.
21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed
us, is God;
22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit
in our hearts.
23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare
you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers
of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
Ps 4. Cum invocarem.
Ps 8. Domine, Dominus noster.
My son, go on with thy business in meekness; so shalt thou be
beloved of him that is approved.
18 The greater thou art, the more humble thyself, and thou shalt
find favour before the Lord.
are in high place, and of renown: but mysteries are revealed
unto the meek.
20 For the power of the Lord is great, and he is honoured of
21 Seek not out things that are too hard for thee, neither search
the things that are above thy strength.
22 But what is commanded thee, think thereupon with reverence,
for it is not needful for thee to see with thine eyes the things
that are in secret.
23 Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are
shewed unto thee than men understand.
24 For many are deceived by their own vain opinion; and an evil
suspicion hath overthrown their judgment.
25 Without eyes thou shalt want light: profess not the knowledge
therefore that thou hast not.
26 A stubborn heart shall fare evil at the last; and he that
loveth danger shall perish therein.
27 An obstinate heart shall be laden with sorrows; and the wicked
man shall heap sin upon sin.
28 In the punishment of the proud there is no remedy; for the
plant of wickedness hath taken root in him.
29 The heart of the prudent will understand a parable; and an
attentive ear is the desire of a wise man.
30 Water will quench a flaming fire; and alms maketh an atonement
31 And he that requiteth good turns is mindful of that which
may come hereafter; and when he falleth, he shall find a stay.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his
mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together,
she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing
to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of
the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son
of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that
which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name
JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth
a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted
is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the
Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn
son: and he called his name JESUS.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 16. Conserva me, Domine.
2 Samuel 12:15b-23
15 And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto
David, and it was very sick.
16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted,
and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise
him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread
18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died.
And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was
dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we
spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how
will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived
that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants,
Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.
20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed
himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of
the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and
when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.
21 Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou
hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was
alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread.
22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept:
for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me,
that the child may live?
23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him
back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
2 Corinthians 2
1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again
to you in heaviness.
2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad,
but the same which is made sorry by me?
3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should
have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence
in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto
you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that
ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in
part: that I may not overcharge you all.
6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted
7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort
him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch
8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward
to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of
you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave
any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it
in the person of Christ;
11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant
of his devices.
12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel,
and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother:
but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph
in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by
us in every place.
15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that
are saved, and in them that perish:
16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the
other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for
we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of
sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
Ps 13. Usquequo, Domine?
Ps 14. Dixit insipiens.
1 My son, defraud not the poor of his living, and make not the
needy eyes to wait long.
2 Make not an hungry soul sorrowful; neither provoke a man in
3 Add not more trouble to an heart that is vexed; and defer not
to give to him that is in need.
4 Reject not the supplication of the afflicted; neither turn
away thy face from a poor man.
5 Turn not away thine eye from the needy, and give him none occasion
to curse thee:
6 For if he curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer
shall be heard of him that made him.
7 Get thyself the love of the congregation, and bow thy head
to a great man.
8 Let it not grieve thee to bow down thine ear to the poor, and
give him a friendly answer with meekness.
9 Deliver him that suffereth wrong from the hand of the oppressor;
and be not fainthearted when thou sittest in judgment.
10 Be as a father unto the fatherless, and instead of an husband
unto their mother: so shalt thou be as the son of the most High,
and he shall love thee more than thy mother doth.
11 Wisdom exalteth her children, and layeth hold of them that
12 He that loveth her loveth life; and they that seek to her
early shall be filled with joy.
13 He that holdeth her fast shall inherit glory; and wheresoever
she entereth, the Lord will bless.
14 They that serve her shall minister to the Holy One: and them
that love her the Lord doth love.
15 Whoso giveth ear unto her shall judge the nations: and he
that attendeth unto her shall dwell securely.
16 If a man commit himself unto her, he shall inherit her; and
his generation shall hold her in possession.
17 For at the first she will walk with him by crooked ways, and
bring fear and dread upon him, and torment him with her discipline,
until she may trust his soul, and try him by her laws.
18 Then will she return the straight way unto him, and comfort
him, and shew him her secrets.
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days
of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have
seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled,
and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes
of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it
is written by the prophet,
6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least
among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor,
that shall rule my people Israel.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired
of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently
for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word
again, that I may come and worship him also.
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star,
which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and
stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young
child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto
him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to
Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
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Ps 17. Exaudi, Domine.
2 Samuel 15:1-12
1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots
and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the
gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy
came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him,
and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is
of one of the tribes of Israel.
3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right;
but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.
4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land,
that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me,
and I would do him justice!
5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him
obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.
6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the
king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of
7 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto
the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have
vowed unto the LORD, in Hebron.
8 For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria,
saying, If the LORD shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem,
then I will serve the LORD.
9 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went
10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel,
saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye
shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.
11 And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that
were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew
not any thing.
12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor,
from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices.
And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually
2 Corinthians 3
1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some
others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation
2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of
3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of
Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit
of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables
of the heart.
4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of
ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament;
not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth,
but the spirit giveth life.
7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones,
was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly
behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which
glory was to be done away:
8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more
doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this
respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that
which remaineth is glorious.
12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness
13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the
children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that
which is abolished:
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth
the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament;
which veil is done away in Christ.
15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall
be taken away.
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord
is, there is liberty.
we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the
Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even
as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Ps 18. 1-20 Diligam te,
20 Observe the opportunity, and beware of evil; and be not ashamed
when it concerneth thy soul.
there is a shame that bringeth sin; and there is a shame which
is glory and grace.
22 Accept no person against thy soul, and let not the reverence
of any man cause thee to fall.
23 And refrain not to speak, when there is occasion to do good,
and hide not thy wisdom in her beauty.
24 For by speech wisdom shall be known: and learning by the word
of the tongue.
25 In no wise speak against the truth; but be abashed of the
error of thine ignorance.
26 Be not ashamed to confess thy sins; and force not the course
of the river.
27 Make not thyself an underling to a foolish man; neither accept
the person of the mighty.
28 Strive for the truth unto death, and the Lord shall fight
29 Be not hasty in thy tongue, and in thy deeds slack and remiss.
30 Be not as a lion in thy house, nor frantick among thy servants.
31 Let not thine hand be stretched out to receive, and shut when
thou shouldest repay.
1 Set thy heart upon thy goods; and say not, I have enough for
2 Follow not thine own mind and thy strength, to walk in the
ways of thy heart:
3 And say not, Who shall controul me for my works? for the Lord
will surely revenge thy pride.
not, I have sinned, and what harm hath happened unto me? for
the Lord is longsuffering, he will in no wise let thee go.
5 Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin unto
6 And say not His mercy is great; he will be pacified for the
multitude of my sins: for mercy and wrath come from him, and
his indignation resteth upon sinners.
7 Make no tarrying to turn to the Lord, and put not off from
day to day: for suddenly shall the wrath of the Lord come forth,
and in thy security thou shalt be destroyed, and perish in the
day of vengeance.
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young
child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there
until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child
to destroy him.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night,
and departed into Egypt:
15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt
have I called my son.
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men,
was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children
that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two
years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently
inquired of the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet,
18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping,
and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would
not be comforted, because they are not.
19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth
in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and
go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the
young child's life.
21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and
came into the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the
room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding,
being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts
23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might
be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called
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Ps 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.
2 Samuel 15:13-29
13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of
the men of Israel are after Absalom.
14 And David said unto all his servants that were with him at
Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape
from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly,
and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the
15 And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants
are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.
16 And the king went forth, and all his household after him.
And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the
17 And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and
tarried in a place that was far off.
18 And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites,
and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men
which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
19 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou
also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for
thou art a stranger, and also an exile.
20 Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make
thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return
thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.
21 And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the LORD liveth,
and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord
the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also
will thy servant be.
22 And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite
passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were
23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people
passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron,
and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
24 And lo Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing
the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of
God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing
out of the city.
the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the
city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the LORD, he will
bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:
26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here
am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.
27 The king said also unto Zadok the priest, Art not thou a seer?
return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz
thy son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
28 See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness, until there
come word from you to certify me.
29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again
to Jerusalem: and they tarried there.
2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received
mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking
in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but
by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory
of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency
of the power may be of God, and not of us.
are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed,
but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus'
sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written,
I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise
up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace
might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for
us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the
things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are
temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Ps 27. Dominus illuminatio.
Say not thou, It is through the Lord that I fell away: for thou
oughtest not to do the things that he hateth.
12 Say not thou, He hath caused me to err: for he hath no need
of the sinful man.
13 The Lord hateth all abomination; and they that fear God love
14 He himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the
hand of his counsel;
15 If thou wilt, to keep the commandments, and to perform acceptable
16 He hath set fire and water before thee: stretch forth thy
hand unto whether thou wilt.
17 Before man is life and death; and whether him liketh shall
be given him.
18 For the wisdom of the Lord is great, and he is mighty in power,
and beholdeth all things:
19 And his eyes are upon them that fear him, and he knoweth every
work of man.
hath commanded no man to do wickedly, neither hath he given any
man licence to sin.
1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way
of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern
girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the
region round about Jordan,
6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to
his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath
warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
9 And think 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.
10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore
every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that
cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy
to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his
floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn
up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be
baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of
thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now:
for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of
the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.
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Ps 32. Beati quorum.
2 Samuel 15:30-16:4
30 And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept
as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot:
and all the people that was with him covered every man his head,
and they went up, weeping as they went up.
31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators
with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel
of Ahithophel into foolishness.
32 And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of
the mount, where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite
came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:
33 Unto whom David said, If thou passest on with me, then thou
shalt be a burden unto me:
34 But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will
be thy servant, O king; as I have been thy father's servant hitherto,
so will I now also be thy servant: then mayest thou for me defeat
the counsel of Ahithophel.
35 And hast thou not there with thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests?
therefore it shall be, that what thing soever thou shalt hear
out of the king's house, thou shalt tell it to Zadok and Abiathar
36 Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz
Zadok's son, and Jonathan Abiathar's son; and by them ye shall
send unto me every thing that ye can hear.
37 So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came
when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba
the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled,
and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches
of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of
2 And the king said unto Ziba, What meanest thou by these? And
Ziba said, The asses be for the king's household to ride on;
and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat; and
the wine, that such as be faint in the wilderness may drink.
3 And the king said, And where is thy master's son? And Ziba
said unto the king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem: for he said,
Today shall the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my
4 Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, thine are all that pertained
unto Mephibosheth. And Ziba said, I humbly beseech thee that
I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king.
2 Corinthians 5:1-10
1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with
hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon
with our house which is from heaven:
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not
for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.
5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God,
who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home
in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from
the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may
be accepted of him.
we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every
one may receive the things done in his body, according to that
he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Ps 22. Deus, Deus meus.
Say not thou, I will hide myself from the Lord: shall any remember
me from above? I shall not be remembered among so many people:
for what is my soul among such an infinite number of creatures?
18 Behold, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, the deep, and
the earth, and all that therein is, shall be moved when he shall
19 The mountains also and foundations of the earth be shaken
with trembling, when the Lord looketh upon them.
20 No heart can think upon these things worthily: and who is
able to conceive his ways?
21 It is a tempest which no man can see: for the most part of
his works are hid.
22 Who can declare the works of his justice? or who can endure
them? for his covenant is afar off, and the trial of all things
is in the end.
23 He that wanteth understanding will think upon vain things:
and a foolish man erring imagineth follies.
24 My son, hearken unto me, and learn knowledge, and mark my
words with thy heart.
25 I will shew forth doctrine in weight, and declare his knowledge
26 The works of the Lord are done in judgment from the beginning:
and from the time he made them he disposed the parts thereof.
27 He garnished his works for ever, and in his hand are the chief
of them unto all generations: they neither labour, nor are weary,
nor cease from their works.
28 None of them hindereth another, and they shall never disobey
29 After this the Lord looked upon the earth, and filled it with
30 With all manner of living things hath he covered the face
thereof; and they shall return into it again.
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to
be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was
afterward an hungered.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son
of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live
by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the
mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth
him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself
down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning
thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any
time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain,
and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou
wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered
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Ps 31. In te, Domine, speravi.
2 Samuel 16:5-19
5 And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out
a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei,
the son of Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came.
6 And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king
David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his
right hand and on his left.
7 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou
bloody man, and thou man of Belial:
8 The LORD hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house
of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the LORD hath
delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son: and,
behold, thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody
9 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should
this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray
thee, and take off his head.
10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of
Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him,
Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?
11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold,
my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much
more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him
curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.
12 It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and
that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.
13 And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along
on the hill's side over against him, and cursed as he went, and
threw stones at him, and cast dust.
14 And the king, and all the people that were with him, came
weary, and refreshed themselves there.
15 And Absalom, and all the people the men of Israel, came to
Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.
16 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend,
was come unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, God save
the king, God save the king.
17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend?
why wentest thou not with thy friend?
18 And Hushai said unto Absalom, Nay; but whom the LORD, and
this people, and all the men of Israel, choose, his will I be,
and with him will I abide.
19 And again, whom should I serve? should I not serve in the
presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence,
so will I be in thy presence.
2 Corinthians 5:11-21
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;
but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made
manifest in your consciences.
12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you
occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to
answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether
we be sober, it is for your cause.
14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge,
that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not
henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for
them, and rose again.
16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea,
though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth
know we him no more.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself
by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto
himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed
unto us the word of reconciliation.
then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech
you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that
we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Ps 29. Afferte Domino.
Ps 30. Exaltabo te, Domine.
4 He that is hasty to give credit is lightminded; and he that
sinneth shall offend against his own soul.
5 Whoso taketh pleasure in wickedness shall be condemned: but
he that resisteth pleasures crowneth his life.
6 He that can rule his tongue shall live without strife; and
he that hateth babbling shall have less evil.
7 Rehearse not unto another that which is told unto thee, and
thou shalt fare never the worse.
8 Whether it be to friend or foe, talk not of other men's lives;
and if thou canst without offence, reveal them not.
9 For he heard and observed thee, and when time cometh he will
10 If thou hast heard a word, let it die with thee; and be bold,
it will not burst thee.
11 A fool travaileth with a word, as a woman in labour of a child.
12 As an arrow that sticketh in a man's thigh, so is a word within
a fool's belly.
13 Admonish a friend, it may be he hath not done it: and if he
have done it, that he do it no more.
14 Admonish thy friend, it may be he hath not said it: and if
he have, that he speak it not again.
15 Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, and believe
not every tale.
16. There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his
heart; and who is he that hath not offended with his tongue?
17 Admonish thy neighbour before thou threaten him; and not being
angry, give place to the law of the most High.
18 The fear of the Lord is the first step to be accepted [of
him,] and wisdom obtaineth his love.
12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he
departed into Galilee;
13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which
is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way
of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them
which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,
Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into
the sea: for they were fishers.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers
20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James
the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee
their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,
and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner
of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto
him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and
torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those
which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee,
and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and
from beyond Jordan.
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