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15th Sunday after Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 210-211
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 49. Audite haec, omnes.
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 control 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
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.
8 Set not thine heart upon goods unjustly gotten, for they shall
not profit thee in the day of calamity.
9 Winnow not with every wind, and go not into every way: for
so doth the sinner that hath a double tongue.
stedfast in thy understanding; and let thy word be the same.
13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my
brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider
he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for
a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which
16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a
certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because
I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and
build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid
up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required
of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward
Ps 26. Judica me, Domine.
Ps 128. Beati omnes.
8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting
of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter:
for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be
higher than they.
9 Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself
is served by the field.
that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he
that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good
is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them
with their eyes?
12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little
or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to
13 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely,
riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.
14 But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth
a son, and there is nothing in his hand.
15 As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return
to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which
he may carry away in his hand.
16 And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came,
so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for
17 All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much
sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one
to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour
that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which
God giveth him: for it is his portion.
19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and
hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion,
and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because
God answereth him in the joy of his heart.
1 Timothy 6:1-10
1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own
masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine
be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise
them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service,
because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit.
These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words,
even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine
which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and
strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil
disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth,
supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we
can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction
the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted
after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves
through with many sorrows.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 75. Confitebimur tibi.
2 Samuel 19:24-39
24 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king,
and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor
washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the
day he came again in peace.
25 And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem to meet
the king, that the king said unto him, Wherefore wentest not
thou with me, Mephibosheth?
26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me:
for thy servant said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride
thereon, and go to the king; because thy servant is lame.
27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but
my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is
good in thine eyes.
28 For all of my father's house were but dead men before my lord
the king: yet didst thou set thy servant among them that did
eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry
any more unto the king?
29 And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of
thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.
30 And Mephibosheth said unto the king, Yea, let him take all,
forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace unto his
31 And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went
over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.
32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old:
and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim;
for he was a very great man.
33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me,
and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.
34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live,
that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?
35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between
good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink?
can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women?
wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord
36 Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king:
and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?
37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may
die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father
and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go
over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good
38 And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me, and
I will do to him that which shall seem good unto thee: and whatsoever
thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee.
39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was
come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he
returned unto his own place.
2 Corinthians 10
1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness
of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent
am bold toward you:
2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present
with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some,
which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth
itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when
your obedience is fulfilled.
7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man
trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think
this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which
the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction,
I should not be ashamed:
9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his
bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by
letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when
we are present.
12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves
with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves
by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are
13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according
to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us,
a measure to reach even unto you.
14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though
we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also
in preaching the gospel of Christ:
15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other
men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased,
that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to
boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.
he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the
Ps 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
18 He that sacrificeth of a thing wrongfully gotten, his offering
is ridiculous; and the gifts of unjust men are not accepted.
19 The most High is not pleased with the offerings of the wicked;
neither is he pacified for sin by the multitude of sacrifices.
20 Whoso bringeth an offering of the goods of the poor doeth
as one that killeth the son before his father's eyes.
21 The bread of the needy is their life: he that defraudeth him
thereof is a man of blood.
22 He that taketh away his neighbour's living slayeth him; and
he that defraudeth the labourer of his hire is a bloodshedder.
23 When one buildeth, and another pulleth down, what profit have
they then but labour?
24 When one prayeth, and another curseth, whose voice will the
25 He that washeth himself after the touching of a dead body,
if he touch it again, what availeth his washing?
26 So is it with a man that fasteth for his sins, and goeth again,
and doeth the same: who will hear his prayer? or what doth his
humbling profit him?
1 He that keepeth the law bringeth offerings enough: he that
taketh heed to the commandment offereth a peace offering.
2 He that requiteth a goodturn offereth fine flour; and he that
giveth alms sacrificeth praise.
depart from wickedness is a thing pleasing to the Lord; and to
forsake unrighteousness is a propitiation.
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with
what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote
out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and
then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye
your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their
feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will
he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven
give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do
to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 76. Notus in Judaea.
2 Samuel 23:8-17
8 These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite
that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was
Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred,
whom he slew at one time.
9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one
of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines
that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel
were gone away:
10 He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary,
and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great
victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And
the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was
a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from
12 But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it,
and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.
13 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David
in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of
the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim.
14 And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines
was then in Bethlehem.
15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink
of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines,
and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the
gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would
not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is
not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their
lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these
three mighty men.
2 Corinthians 11:1-15
1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and
indeed bear with me.
2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused
you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve
through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from
the simplicity that is in Christ.
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have
not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have
not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted,
ye might well bear with him.
5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we
have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.
7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might
be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God
8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable
to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which
came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself
from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this
boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion
from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they
may be found even as we.
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming
themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel
it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as
the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according
to their works.
Ps 72. Deus, judicium.
1 Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:
2 And send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after
3 Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, and let them
see thy power.
4 As thou wast sanctified in us before them: so be thou magnified
among them before us.
5 And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is
no God but only thou, O God.
6 Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: glorify thy
hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous
7 Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: take away the adversary,
and destroy the enemy.
8 Make the time short, remember the covenant, and let them declare
thy wonderful works.
9 Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire;
and let them perish that oppress the people.
10 Smite in sunder the heads of the rulers of the heathen, that
say, There is none other but we.
11 Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, and inherit thou
them, as from the beginning.
12 O Lord, have mercy upon the people that is called by thy name,
and upon Israel, whom thou hast named thy firstborn.
13 O be merciful unto Jerusalem, thy holy city, the place of
14 Fill Sion with thine unspeakable oracles, and thy people with
15 Give testimony unto those that thou hast possessed from the
beginning, and raise up prophets that have been in thy name.
16 Reward them that wait for thee, and let thy prophets be found
17 O Lord, hear the prayer of thy servants, according to the
blessing of Aaron over thy people, that all they which dwell
upon the earth may know that thou art the Lord, the eternal God.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and
broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there
be which go in thereat:
strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto
life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt
tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter
into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart
from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded
upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his
house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the
people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.
2 Samuel 24:1, 10-25
1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel,
and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and
10 And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the
people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in
that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away
the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD
came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,
12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three
things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.
Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven
years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee
three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or
that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise,
and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.
14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall
now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and
let me not fall into the hand of man.
15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning
even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from
Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.
16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to
destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the
angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine
hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of
Araunah the Jebusite.
17 And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote
the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly:
but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray
thee, be against me, and against my father's house.
18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up,
rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah
19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the
20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming
on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before
the king on his face upon the ground.
21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his
servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to
build an altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be stayed from
22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and
offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for
burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments
of the oxen for wood.
23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king.
And Araunah said unto the king, The LORD thy God accept thee.
the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of
thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the
LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought
the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
25 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered
burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was entreated
for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.
2 Corinthians 11:16-33
16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet
as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as
it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you,
if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite
you on the face.
21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak.
Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am
22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are
they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more;
in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons
more frequent, in deaths oft.
24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I
suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers,
in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in
perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in
the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger
and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon
me daily, the care of all the churches.
is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern
31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed
for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city
of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall,
and escaped his hands.
Ps 73. Quam bonus Israel!
6 Forget not thy friend in thy mind, and be not unmindful of
him in thy riches.
7 Every counsellor extolleth counsel; but there is some that
counselleth for himself.
8 Beware of a counsellor, and know before what need he hath;
for he will counsel for himself; lest he cast the lot upon thee,
9 And say unto thee, Thy way is good: and afterward he stand
on the other side, to see what shall befall thee.
10 Consult not with one that suspecteth thee: and hide thy counsel
from such as envy thee.
consult with a woman touching her of whom she is jealous; neither
with a coward in matters of war; nor with a merchant concerning
exchange; nor with a buyer of selling; nor with an envious man
of thankfulness; nor with an unmerciful man touching kindness;
nor with the slothful for any work; nor with an hireling for
a year of finishing work; nor with an idle servant of much business:
hearken not unto these in any matter of counsel.
be continually with a godly man, whom thou knowest to keep the
commandments of the Lord, whose, mind is according to thy mind,
and will sorrow with thee, if thou shalt miscarry.
13 And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is
no man more faithful unto thee than it.
14 For a man's mind is sometime wont to tell him more than seven
watchmen, that sit above in an high tower.
15 And above all this pray to the most High, that he will direct
thy way in truth.
1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be
thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy
way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses
commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto
him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy,
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that
thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and
my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and
I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and
he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed,
Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and
west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob,
in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou
hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed
in the selfsame hour.
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Ps 81. Exultate Deo.
1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12
1 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he
charged Solomon his son, saying,
2 I go
the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show
thyself a man;
3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways,
to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments,
and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that
thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever
thou turnest thyself:
4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning
me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before
me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there
shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city
11 And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years:
seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years
reigned he in Jerusalem.
12 Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and
his kingdom was established greatly.
2 Corinthians 12:1-13
1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come
to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2 I knew
a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body,
I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God
knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the
body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable
words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory,
but in mine infirmities.
6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool;
for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should
think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth
lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance
of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my
strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will
I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may
rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake:
for when I am weak, then am I strong.
11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for
I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind
the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all
patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches,
except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive
me this wrong.
Ps 80. Qui regis Israel.
The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure:
and he that hath little business shall become wise.
25 How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth
in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours,
and whose talk is of bullocks?
26 He giveth his mind to make furrows; and is diligent to give
the kine fodder.
27 So every carpenter and workmaster, that laboureth night and
day: and they that cut and grave seals, and are diligent to make
great variety, and give themselves to counterfeit imagery, and
watch to finish a work:
28. The smith also sitting by the anvil, and considering the
iron work, the vapour of the fire wasteth his flesh, and he fighteth
with the heat of the furnace: the noise of the hammer and the
anvil is ever in his ears, and his eyes look still upon the pattern
of the thing that he maketh; he setteth his mind to finish his
work, and watcheth to polish it perfectly:
29 So doth the potter sitting at his work, and turning the wheel
about with his feet, who is alway carefully set at his work,
and maketh all his work by number;
30 He fashioneth the clay with his arm, and boweth down his strength
before his feet; he applieth himself to lead it over; and he
is diligent to make clean the furnace:
these trust to their hands: and every one is wise in his work.
32 Without these cannot a city be inhabited: and they shall not
dwell where they will, nor go up and down:
33 They shall not be sought for in publick counsel, nor sit high
in the congregation: they shall not sit on the judges' seat,
nor understand the sentence of judgment: they cannot declare
justice and judgment; and they shall not be found where parables
34 But they will maintain the state of the world, and [all] their
desire is in the work of their craft.
14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's
mother laid, and sick of a fever.
15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose,
and ministered unto them.
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word,
and healed all that were sick:
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet,
saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment
to depart unto the other side.
19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will
follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds
of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay
21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.
22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury
23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch
that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord,
save us: we perish.
he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?
Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was
a great calm.
27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and the sea obey him!
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Ps 85. Benedixisti, Domine.
1 Kings 3:4-15
4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was
the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon
offer upon that altar.
5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night:
and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shown unto thy servant David my
father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth,
and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee;
and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast
given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
7 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead
of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how
to go out or come in.
8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast
chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for
therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people,
that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge
this thy so great a people?
10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this
11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing,
and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked
riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies;
but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given
thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none
like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like
13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked,
both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among
the kings like unto thee all thy days.
14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and
my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen
15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came
to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the
LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings,
and made a feast to all his servants.
2 Corinthians 12:14-21
14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will
not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for
the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents
for the children.
15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you, though
the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
16 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty,
I caught you with guile.
17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?
18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus
make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked
we not in the same steps?
19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak
before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for
I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would,
and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest
there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings,
21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you,
and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have
not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness
which they have committed.
Ps 89:1-19 Misericordias
15 I will now remember the works of the Lord, and declare the
things that I have seen: In the words of the Lord are his works.
sun that giveth light looketh upon all things, and the work thereof
is full of the glory of the Lord.
17 The Lord hath not given power to the saints to declare all
his marvellous works, which the Almighty Lord firmly settled,
that whatsoever is might be established for his glory.
18 He seeketh out the deep, and the heart, and considereth their
crafty devices: for the Lord knoweth all that may be known, and
he beholdeth the signs of the world.
19 He declareth the things that are past, and for to come, and
revealeth the steps of hidden things.
20 No thought escapeth him, neither any word is hidden from him.
21 He hath garnished the excellent works of his wisdom, and he
is from everlasting to everlasting: unto him may nothing be added,
neither can he be diminished, and he hath no need of any counsellor.
28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of
the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming
out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass
by that way.
29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment
us before the time?
30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine
31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer
us to go away into the herd of swine.
32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they
went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine
ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in
33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the
city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed
of the devils.
34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when
they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their
1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into
his own city.
behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on
a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the
palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves,
This man blasphemeth.
4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil
in your hearts?
5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or
to say, Arise, and walk?
6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth
to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise,
take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified
God, which had given such power unto men.
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Ps 92. Bonum est confiteri.
1 Kings 3:16-28
16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king,
and stood before him.
17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell
in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the
18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered,
that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there
was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.
19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid
20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me,
while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid
her dead child in my bosom.
21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold,
it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold,
it was not my son, which I did bear.
22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and
the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son,
and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.
23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth,
and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son
is the dead, and my son is the living.
24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword
before the king.
25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give
half to the one, and half to the other.
26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king,
for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord,
give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other
said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child,
and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged;
and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God
was in him, to do judgment.
2 Corinthians 13
1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of
two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present,
the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore
have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will
3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward
is not weak, but is mighty in you.
4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth
by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall
live with him by the power of God toward you.
5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your
own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ
is in you, except ye be reprobates?
6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear
approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though
we be as reprobates.
8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this
also we wish, even your perfection.
10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present
I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord
hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one
mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with
12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13 All the saints salute you.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
Ps 96. Cantate Domino.
1 The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of
heaven, with his glorious shew;
2 The sun when it appeareth, declaring at his rising a marvellous
instrument, the work of the most High:
3 At noon it parcheth the country, and who can abide the burning
4 A man blowing a furnace is in works of heat, but the sun burneth
the mountains three times more; breathing out fiery vapours,
and sending forth bright beams, it dimmeth the eyes.
5 Great is the Lord that made it; and at his commandment runneth
6 He made the moon also to serve in her season for a declaration
of times, and a sign of the world.
7 From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth
in her perfection.
8 The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully
in her changing, being an instrument of the armies above, shining
in the firmament of heaven;
9 The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament giving
light in the highest places of the Lord.
10 At the commandment of the Holy One they will stand in their
order, and never faint in their watches.
upon the rainbow, and praise him that made it; very beautiful
it is in the brightness thereof.
12 It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and
the hands of the most High have bended it.
And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew,
sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow
me. And he arose, and followed him.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold,
many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples,
Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be
whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners
14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we
and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber
mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will
come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then
shall they fast.
16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for
that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and
the rent is made worse.
17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles
break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but
they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
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