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14th Sunday after Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 209-211
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
Ps 24. Domini est terra.
1 Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before
the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
2 Hear 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?
7 Will 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?
8 He 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?
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are
pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and
heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your
care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful,
but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every
where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to
be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Ps 50. Deus deorum.
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there this
word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that
enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your
ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD,
The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly
execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;
6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow,
and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after
other gods to your hurt:
7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that
I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely,
and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye
10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called
by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of
robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the
18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto
shall I resemble it?
19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and
cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and
the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of
21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures
of meal, till the whole was leavened.
22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and
journeying toward Jerusalem.
23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved?
And he said unto them,
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto
you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut
to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the
door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and
say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy
presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart
from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall
see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the
kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and
from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the
kingdom of God.
30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there
are first which shall be last.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 39. Dixi, Custodiam.
2 Samuel 16:23-17:14
23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those
days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God: so was
all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.
1 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out
twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David
2 And I will come upon him while he is weary and weak handed,
and will make him afraid: and all the people that are with him
shall flee; and I will smite the king only:
3 And I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom
thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be
4 And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of
5 Then said Absalom, Call now Hushai the Archite also, and let
us hear likewise what he saith.
6 And when Hushai was come to Absalom, Absalom spake unto him,
saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after this manner: shall we do
after his saying? if not; speak thou.
7 And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel hath
given is not good at this time.
said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be
mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed
of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and
will not lodge with the people.
9 Behold, he is hid now in some pit, or in some other place:
and it will come to pass, when some of them be overthrown at
the first, that whosoever heareth it will say, There is a slaughter
among the people that follow Absalom.
10 And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of
a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy father
is a mighty man, and they which be with him are valiant men.
11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered
unto thee, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, as the sand that is by
the sea for multitude; and that thou go to battle in thine own
12 So shall we come upon him in some place where he shall be
found, and we will light upon him as the dew falleth on the ground:
and of him and of all the men that are with him there shall not
be left so much as one.
13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a city, then shall all Israel
bring ropes to that city, and we will draw it into the river,
until there be not one small stone found there.
14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of
Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel.
For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel,
to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.
2 Corinthians 6:1-10
1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that
ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in
the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the
accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in
much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings,
6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by
the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of
righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as
deceivers, and yet true;
9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live;
as chastened, and not killed;
10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many
rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Ps 33. Exultate, justi.
20 The fear of the Lord is all wisdom; and in all wisdom is the
performance of the law, and the knowledge of his omnipotency.
21 If a servant say to his master, I will not do as it pleaseth
thee; though afterward he do it, he angereth him that nourisheth
22 The knowledge of wickedness is not wisdom, neither at any
time the counsel of sinners prudence.
23 There is a wickedness, and the same an abomination; and there
is a fool wanting in wisdom.
24 He that hath small understanding, and feareth God, is better
than one that hath much wisdom, and transgresseth the law of
the most High.
25 There is an exquisite subtilty, and the same is unjust; and
there is one that turneth aside to make judgment appear; and
there is a wise man that justifieth in judgment.
26 There is a wicked man that hangeth down his head sadly; but
inwardly he is full of deceit,
27 Casting down his countenance, and making as if he heard not:
where he is not known, he will do thee a mischief before thou
28 And if for want of power he be hindered from sinning, yet
when he findeth opportunity he will do evil.
29 A man may be known by his look, and one that hath understanding
by his countenance, when thou meetest him.
30 A man's
attire, and excessive laughter, and gait, shew what he is.
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and
when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in
heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before
are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing,
but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel,
but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 40:1-16 Expectans expectavi.
2 Samuel 17:15-23
15 Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, Thus
and thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel;
and thus and thus have I counselled.
16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge
not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily
pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people
that are with him.
17 Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by En-rogel; for they might
not be seen to come into the city: and a wench went and told
them; and they went and told king David.
18 Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went
both of them away quickly, and came to a man's house in Bahurim,
which had a well in his court; whither they went down.
19 And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth,
and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known.
20 And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house,
they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said
unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they
had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.
21 And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came
up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said unto
David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath
Ahithophel counselled against you.
22 Then David arose, and all the people that were with him, and
they passed over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not
one of them that was not gone over Jordan.
23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed,
he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house,
to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself,
and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.
2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1
11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is
12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your
13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,)
be ye also enlarged.
ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship
hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath
light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath
he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for
ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will
dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and
they shall be my people.
come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,
and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse
ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting
holiness in the fear of God.
Ps 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.
9 There is a sinner that hath good success in evil things; and
there is a gain that turneth to loss.
10 There is a gift that shall not profit thee; and there is a
gift whose recompence is double.
11 There is an abasement because of glory; and there is that
lifteth up his head from a low estate.
12 There is that buyeth much for a little, and repayeth it sevenfold.
13 A wise man by his words maketh him beloved: but the graces
of fools shall be poured out.
14 The gift of a fool shall do thee no good when thou hast it;
neither yet of the envious for his necessity: for he looketh
to receive many things for one.
15 He giveth little, and upbraideth much; he openeth his mouth
like a crier; to day he lendeth, and to morrow will he ask it
again: such an one is to be hated of God and man.
16 The fool saith, I have no friends, I have no thank for all
my good deeds, and they that eat my bread speak evil of me.
17 How oft, and of how many shall he be laughed to scorn! for
he knoweth not aright what it is to have; and it is all one unto
him as if he had it not.
slip upon a pavement is better than to slip with the tongue:
so the fall of the wicked shall come speedily.
unseasonable tale will always be in the mouth of the unwise.
20 A wise sentence shall be rejected when it cometh out of a
fool's mouth; for he will not speak it in due season.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one
jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments,
and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom
of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall
be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt
not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother
without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever
shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council:
but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell
if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that
thy brother hath aught against thee;
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first
be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the
way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to
the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou
be cast into prison.
26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence,
till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
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Ps 45. Eructavit cor meum.
2 Samuel 18:1-17
1 And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains
of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.
2 And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand
of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of
Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai
the Gittite. And the king said unto the people, I will surely
go forth with you myself also.
3 But the people answered, Thou shalt not go forth: for if we
flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die,
will they care for us: but now thou art worth ten thousand of
us: therefore now it is better that thou succour us out of the
4 And the king said unto them, What seemeth you best I will do.
And the king stood by the gate side, and all the people came
out by hundreds and by thousands.
5 And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying,
Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom.
And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains
charge concerning Absalom.
6 So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the
battle was in the wood of Ephraim;
7 Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of
David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty
8 For the battle was there scattered over the face of all the
country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the
9 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon
a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak,
and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between
the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went
a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw
Absalom hanged in an oak.
11 And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou
sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground?
and I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle.
12 And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand
shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine
hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged
thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the
young man Absalom.
13 Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own
life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself
wouldest have set thyself against me.
14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took
three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of
Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
15 And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about
and smote Absalom, and slew him.
16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing
after Israel: for Joab held back the people.
17 And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the
wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all
Israel fled every one to his tent.
2 Corinthians 7:2-16
2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man,
we have defrauded no man.
3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that
ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.
4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying
of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all
5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest,
but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within
6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down,
comforted us by the coming of Titus;
7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith
he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire,
your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced
8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent,
though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath
made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed
to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that
ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented
of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly
sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing
of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what
vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things
ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause
that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong,
but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto
13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly
the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was
refreshed by you all.
14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed;
but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting,
which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst
he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling
ye received him.
16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.
Ps 62. Nonne Deo?
Ps 63. Deus, Deus meus.
1 Wisdom shall praise herself, and shall glory in the midst of
2 In the congregation of the most High shall she open her mouth,
and triumph before his power.
3 I came out of the mouth of the most High, and covered the earth
as a cloud.
4 I dwelt in high places, and my throne is in a cloudy pillar.
5 I alone compassed the circuit of heaven, and walked in the
bottom of the deep.
6 In the waves of the sea and in all the earth, and in every
people and nation, I got a possession.
7 With all these I sought rest: and in whose inheritance shall
8 So the Creator of all things gave me a commandment, and he
that made me caused my tabernacle to rest, and said, Let thy
dwelling be in Jacob, and thine inheritance in Israel.
9 He created me from the beginning before the world, and I shall
18 I am the mother of fair love, and fear, and knowledge, and
holy hope: I therefore, being eternal, am given to all my children
which are named of him.
unto me, all ye that be desirous of me, and fill yourselves with
20 For my memorial is sweeter than honey, and mine inheritance
than the honeycomb.
21 They that eat me shall yet be hungry, and they that drink
me shall yet be thirsty.
22 He that obeyeth me shall never be confounded, and they that
work by me shall not do amiss.
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt
not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust
after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should
perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members
should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into
31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let
him give her a writing of divorcement:
32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife,
saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery:
and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old
time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto
the Lord thine oaths:
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for
it is God's throne:
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem;
for it is the city of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not
make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever
is more than these cometh of evil.
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Ps 56. Miserere mei, Deus.
2 Samuel 18:19-33
19 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, Let me now run, and bear
the king tidings, how that the LORD hath avenged him of his enemies.
20 And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt not bear tidings this day,
but thou shalt bear tidings another day: but this day thou shalt
bear no tidings, because the king's son is dead.
21 Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell the king what thou hast seen.
And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.
22 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok yet again to Joab, But
howsoever, let me, I pray thee, also run after Cushi. And Joab
said, Wherefore wilt thou run, my son, seeing that thou hast
no tidings ready?
23 But howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said unto him,
Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.
24 And David sat between the two gates: and the watchman went
up to the roof over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up his
eyes, and looked, and behold a man running alone.
25 And the watchman cried, and told the king. And the king said,
If he be alone, there is tidings in his mouth. And he came apace,
and drew near.
26 And the watchman saw another man running: and the watchman
called unto the porter, and said, Behold another man running
alone. And the king said, He also bringeth tidings.
27 And the watchman said, Me thinketh the running of the foremost
is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok. And the king
said, He is a good man, and cometh with good tidings.
28 And Ahimaaz called, and said unto the king, All is well. And
he fell down to the earth upon his face before the king, and
said, Blessed be the LORD thy God, which hath delivered up the
men that lifted up their hand against my lord the king.
29 And the king said, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz
answered, When Joab sent the king's servant, and me thy servant,
I saw a great tumult, but I knew not what it was.
30 And the king said unto him, Turn aside, and stand here. And
he turned aside, and stood still.
behold, Cushi came; and Cushi said, Tidings, my lord the king:
for the LORD hath avenged thee this day of all them that rose
up against thee.
32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe?
And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all
that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man
33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over
the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom,
my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom,
my son, my son!
2 Corinthians 8:1-15
1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed
on the churches of Macedonia;
2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their
joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their
3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power
they were willing of themselves;
4 Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift,
and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own
selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he
would also finish in you the same grace also.
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance,
and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us,
see that ye abound in this grace also.
8 I speak
not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others,
and to prove the sincerity of your love.
9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though
he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through
his poverty might be rich.
10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you,
who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward
a year ago.
11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a
readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of
that which ye have.
12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according
to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may
be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be
a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over;
and he that had gathered little had no lack.
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
13 Curse the whisperer and doubletongued: for such have destroyed
many that were at peace.
14 A backbiting tongue hath disquieted many, and driven them
from nation to nation: strong cities hath it pulled down, and
overthrown the houses of great men.
15 A backbiting tongue hath cast out virtuous women, and deprived
them of their labours.
16 Whoso hearkeneth unto it shall never find rest, and never
17 The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh: but the
stroke of the tongue breaketh the bones.
18 Many have fallen by the edge of the sword: but not so many
as have fallen by the tongue.
19 Well is he that is defended through the venom thereof; who
hath not drawn the yoke thereof, nor hath been bound in her bands.
20 For the yoke thereof is a yoke of iron, and the bands thereof
are bands of brass.
21 The death thereof is an evil death, the grave were better
22 It shall not have rule over them that fear God, neither shall
they be burned with the flame thereof.
23 Such as forsake the Lord shall fall into it; and it shall
burn in them, and not be quenched; it shall be sent upon them
as a lion, and devour them as a leopard.
24 Look that thou hedge thy possession about with thorns, and
bind up thy silver and gold,
25 And weigh thy words in a balance, and make a door and bar
for thy mouth.
26 Beware thou slide not by it, lest thou fall before him that
lieth in wait.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and
a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever
shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy
coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow
of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully
use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and
sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do
not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than
others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 69. 1-22, 30-37 Salvum me
2 Samuel 19:1-10
1 And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth
2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all
the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was
grieved for his son.
the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people
being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud
voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!
5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast
shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day
have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters,
and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;
that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou
hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor
servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived,
and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy
servants: for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there
will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse
unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until
8 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto
all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate.
And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled
every man to his tent.
9 And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes
of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies,
and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now
he is fled out of the land for Absalom.
10 And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle.
Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?
2 Corinthians 8:16-24
16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into
the heart of Titus for you.
17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward,
of his own accord he went unto you.
18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in
the gospel throughout all the churches;
19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches
to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us
to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready
20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance
which is administered by us:
21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the
Lord, but also in the sight of men.
22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes
proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon
the great confidence which I have in you.
23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow-helper
concerning you: or our brethren be inquired of, they are the
messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.
show ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love,
and of our boasting on your behalf.
Ps 51. Miserere mei, Deus.
Ecclesiasticus 31:12-18, 25-32:2
12 If thou sit at a bountiful table, be not greedy upon it, and
say not, There is much meat on it.
13 Remember that a wicked eye is an evil thing: and what is created
more wicked than an eye? therefore it weepeth upon every occasion.
14 Stretch not thine hand whithersoever it looketh, and thrust
it not with him into the dish.
15 Judge not thy neighbour by thyself: and be discreet in every
16 Eat as it becometh a man, those things which are set before
thee; and devour not, lest thou be hated.
17 Leave off first for manners' sake; and be not unsatiable,
lest thou offend.
18 When thou sittest among many, reach not thine hand out first
25 Shew not thy valiantness in wine; for wine hath destroyed
26 The furnace proveth the edge by dipping: so doth wine the
hearts of the proud by drunkeness.
27 Wine is as good as life to a man, if it be drunk moderately:
what life is then to a man that is without wine? for it was made
to make men glad.
28 Wine measurably drunk and in season bringeth gladness of the
heart, and cheerfulness of the mind:
29 But wine drunken with excess maketh bitterness of the mind,
with brawling and quarrelling.
30 Drunkenness increaseth the rage of a fool till he offend:
it diminisheth strength, and maketh wounds.
31 Rebuke not thy neighbour at the wine, and despise him not
in his mirth: give him no despiteful words, and press not upon
him with urging him [to drink.]
1 If thou be made the master [of a feast,] lift not thyself up,
but be among them as one of the rest; take diligent care for
them, and so sit down.
2 And when thou hast done all thy office, take thy place, that
thou mayest be merry with them, and receive a crown for thy well
ordering of the feast.
1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you,
They have their reward.
when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth
in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in
the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily
I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when
thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen
do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear
unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father
which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall
reward thee openly.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 68:1-19 Exsurgat Deus.
2 Samuel 19:11-23
11 And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests,
saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the
last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of
all Israel is come to the king, even to his house.
12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore
then are ye the last to bring back the king?
13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh?
God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the
host before me continually in the room of Joab.
14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the
heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king,
Return thou, and all thy servants.
15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to
Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.
16 And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim,
hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.
17 And there were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba
the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his
twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the
18 And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's
household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son
of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;
19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto
me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely
the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the
king should take it to his heart.
20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold,
I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go
down to meet my lord the king.
21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not
Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD'S
22 And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah,
that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any
man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that
I am this day king over Israel?
23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And
the king sware unto him.
2 Corinthians 9
1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous
for me to write to you:
2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast
of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago;
and your zeal hath provoked very many.
3 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should
be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:
4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you
unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this
same confident boasting.
5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that
they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty,
whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as
a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;
not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every
9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given
to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread
for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the
fruits of your righteousness;)
11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which
causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth
the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings
13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify
God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ,
and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the
exceeding grace of God in you.
15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Ps 67. Deus misereatur.
Ps 93. Dominus regnavit.
The hopes of a man void of understanding are vain and false:
and dreams lift up fools.
2 Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow,
and followeth after the wind.
3 The vision of dreams is the resemblance of one thing to another,
even as the likeness of a face to a face.
4 Of an unclean thing what can be cleansed? and from that thing
which is false what truth can come?
5 Divinations, and soothsayings, and dreams, are vain: and the
heart fancieth, as a woman's heart in travail.
6 If they be not sent from the most High in thy visitation, set
not thy heart upon them.
7 For dreams have deceived many, and they have failed that put
their trust in them.
8 The law shall be found perfect without lies: and wisdom is
perfection to a faithful mouth.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness,
how great is that darkness!
man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and
love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what
ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body,
what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the
body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do
they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth
them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of
the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which
today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much
more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or,
What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall
take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.
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