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20th Sunday after Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 217-219
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
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Ps 11. In Domino confido.
Ps 12. Salvum me fac.
14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness
between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast
dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of
15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit.
And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore
take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against
the wife of his youth.
16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting
away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD
of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not
have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have
we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good
in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where
is the God of judgment?
Matthew 19:3-9a, 13-15
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying
unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that
he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother,
and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore
God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing
of divorcement, and to put her away?
saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts
suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it
was not so.
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except
it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery.
were there brought unto him little children, that he should put
his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,
to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
Ps 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a
new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers
in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of
the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was
an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of
Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in
their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be
their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and
every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall
all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them,
saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will
remember their sin no more.
35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day,
and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by
night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The
LORD of hosts is his name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD,
then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation
before me for ever.
37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and
the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also
cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done,
saith the LORD.
31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son
of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in
himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall
seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot
come; so now I say to you.
new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as
I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye
have love one to another.
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Ps 124. Nisi quia Dominus.
Ps 128. Beati omnes.
2 Kings 4:8-17
8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was
a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it
was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat
9 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that
this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and
let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and
a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he
shall turn in thither.
11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned
into the chamber, and lay there.
12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And
when he had called her, she stood before him.
13 And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast
been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for
thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain
of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
14 And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered,
Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.
15 And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood
in the door.
16 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life,
thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man
of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
17 And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that
Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.
1 Timothy 3:14-4:5
14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest
to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of
the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen
of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world,
received up into glory.
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some
shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared
with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats,
which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them
which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused,
if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Ps 131. Domine, non est.
Ps 133. Ecce, quam bonum!
Ps 134. Ecce nunc.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all
3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under
4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh:
but the earth abideth for ever.
5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to
his place where he arose.
6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the
north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth
again according to his circuits.
7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto
the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye
is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that
which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new
thing under the sun.
10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new?
it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there
be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that
shall come after.
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what
good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life,
keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder,
Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt
not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept
from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell
that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure
in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful:
for he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,
That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, Who then can be saved?
Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible;
but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken
all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which
have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall
sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters,
or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my
name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit
30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall
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Ps 125. Qui confidunt.
Ps 126. In convertendo.
2 Kings 4:18-25a
18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went
out to his father to the reapers.
19 And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said
to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother,
he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God,
and shut the door upon him, and went out.
22 And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray
thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may
run to the man of God, and come again.
23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him today? it is neither
new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.
24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and
go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.
25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel.
1 Timothy 4:6-16
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou
shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the
words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and
of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because
we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially
of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach.
no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers,
in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee
by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that
thy profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in
them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them
that hear thee.
Ps 132. Memento, Domine.
1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth,
therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting
mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might
see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should
do under the heaven all the days of their life.
4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:
5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them
of all kind of fruits:
6 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that
bringeth forth trees:
7 I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my
house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle
above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure
of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women
singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments,
and that of all sorts.
9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before
me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld
not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour:
and this was my portion of all my labour.
11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,
and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all
was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under
1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder,
which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his
2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day,
he sent them into his vineyard.
3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing
idle in the marketplace,
4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever
is right I will give you. And they went their way.
5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing
idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto
them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right,
that shall ye receive.
8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto
his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning
from the last unto the first.
9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour,
they received every man a penny.
10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have
received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman
of the house,
12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast
made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat
of the day.
13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no
wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this
last, even as unto thee.
15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is
thine eye evil, because I am good?
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be
called, but few chosen.
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Ps 127. Nisi Dominus.
Ps 130. De profundis.
2 Kings 4:25b-37
25 It came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that
he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:
26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it
well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with
the child? And she answered, It is well.
27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught
him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And
the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within
her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say,
Do not deceive me?
29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff
in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him
not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my
staff upon the face of the child.
30 And the mother of the child said, As the LORD liveth, and
as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and
31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon
the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing.
Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The
child is not awaked.
32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child
was dead, and laid upon his bed.
33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and
prayed unto the LORD.
34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth
upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon
his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh
of the child waxed warm.
he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up,
and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times,
and the child opened his eyes.
36 And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he
called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take
up thy son.
37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself
to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.
1 Timothy 5:1-16
1 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger
men as brethren;
2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all
3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.
4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first
to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that
is good and acceptable before God.
5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God,
and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those
of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than
9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years
old, having been the wife of one man,
10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children,
if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints'
feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently
followed every good work.
11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to
wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house
to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies,
speaking things which they ought not.
14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children,
guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak
15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve
them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve
them that are widows indeed.
Ps 135. Laudate Nomen.
18 Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun:
because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
19 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool?
yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured,
and wherein I have shown myself wise under the sun. This is also
20 Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all
the labour which I took under the sun.
21 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge,
and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall
he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great
22 For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of
his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea,
his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink,
and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This
also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than
God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge,
and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to
heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This
also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples
apart in the way, and said unto them,
18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be
betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they
shall condemn him to death,
19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge,
and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her
sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him,
Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand,
and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are
ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be
baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto
him, We are able.
23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and
be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to
sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but
it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against
the two brethren.
25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the
princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they
that are great exercise authority upon them.
26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great
among you, let him be your minister;
27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but
to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed
behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard
that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O
Lord, thou Son of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their
peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord,
thou Son of David.
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will
ye that I shall do unto you?
33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately
their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
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Ps 141. Domine, clamavi.
Ps 142. Voce mea ad Dominum.
2 Kings 5:1-8
1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a
great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the
LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man
in valour, but he was a leper.
2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought
away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she
waited on Naaman's wife.
3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with
the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his
4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said
the maid that is of the land of Israel.
5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter
unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten
talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes
6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now
when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith
sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him
of his leprosy.
7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter,
that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to
make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man
of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he
seeketh a quarrel against me.
8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the
king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king,
saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now
to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.
1 Timothy 5:17-25
17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double
honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth
out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two
or three witnesses.
20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the
elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring
one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other
men's sins: keep thyself pure.
23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's
sake and thine often infirmities.
men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and
some men they follow after.
25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand;
and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
Ps 137. Super flumina.
Ps 138. Confitebor tibi.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, 9-15
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and
a time to pluck up that which is planted;
9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons
of men to be exercised in it.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath
set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the
work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice,
and to do good in his life.
13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the
good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing
can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it,
that men should fear before him.
15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath
already been; and God requireth that which is past.
1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage,
unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and
straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose
them, and bring them unto me.
3 And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath
need of them; and straightway he will send them.
4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, saying,
5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto
thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an
6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes,
and they set him thereon.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way;
others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in
9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh
in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying, Who is this?
11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them
that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables
of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called
the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and
he healed them.
15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things
that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying,
Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,
16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus
saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of
babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
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Ps 143. Domine, exaudi.
2 Kings 5:9-19
9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood
at the door of the house of Elisha.
10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash
in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee,
and thou shalt be clean.
11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought,
He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name
of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and
recover the leper.
12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than
all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean?
So he turned and went away in a rage.
13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said,
My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest
thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to
thee, Wash, and be clean?
14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan,
according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came
again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company,
and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know
that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore,
I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.
16 But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will
receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.
17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given
to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for thy servant will
henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other
gods, but unto the LORD.
18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master
goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth
on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow
down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant
in this thing.
19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him
a little way.
1 Timothy 6:1-11
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
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute
of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw
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
10 For 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.
thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Ps 139. Domine, probasti.
16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that
wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity
17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the
wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every
18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of
men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that
they themselves are beasts.
19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts;
even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the
other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence
above a beast: for all is vanity.
20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to
21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit
of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that
a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion:
for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and
he lodged there.
18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and
found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let
no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the
fig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How
soon is the fig tree withered away!
answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have
faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done
to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain,
Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing,
ye shall receive.
23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and
the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and
said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave
thee this authority?
24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you
one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you
by what authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From
heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold
John as a prophet.
27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he
said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these
28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came
to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.
29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented,
30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered
and said, I go, sir: and went not.
31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say
unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto
you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of
God before you.
32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye
believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed
him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that
ye might believe him.
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Ps 149. Cantate Domino.
2 Kings 5:20-27
20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold,
my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at
his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will
run after him, and take somewhat of him.
21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running
after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and
said, Is all well?
22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying,
Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young
men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent
of silver, and two changes of garments.
23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged
him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes
of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they
bare them before him.
24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand,
and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they
25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said
unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant
went no whither.
26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when
the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time
to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and
vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?
27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and
unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper
as white as snow.
1 Timothy 6:12-21
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto
thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all
things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed
a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable,
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only
Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no
man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to
whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded,
nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth
us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready
to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against
the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding
profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely
21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace
be with thee. Amen.
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more
ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they
consider not that they do evil.
2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty
to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou
upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a
fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he
hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest
vow and not pay.
6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say
thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should
God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers
vanities: but fear thou God.
33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which
planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress
in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went
into a far country:
34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants
to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed
another, and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they
did unto them likewise.
37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will
reverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves,
This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on
39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and
40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will
he do unto those husbandmen?
41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked
men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which
shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous
in our eyes?
43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken
from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but
on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables,
they perceived that he spake of them.
46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the
multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
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