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21st Sunday after Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 218-220
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
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Ps 76. Notus in Judaea.
Ps 121. Levavi oculos.
15 And the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was
16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there
was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto
him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation
upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,
and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury
to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands
he will repay recompence.
19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and
his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come
in like a flood, the spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard
20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn
from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD;
My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in
thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the
mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith
the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
2 Corinthians 10:1-7, 17-18
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.
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.
he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the
Ps 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.
1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in
a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding
2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I
go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and,
lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This
shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of
thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward
heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and
he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining
to the flesh, hath found?
2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to
glory; but not before God.
3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it
was counted unto him for righteousness.
4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace,
but of debt.
5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth
the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto
whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
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Ps 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?
Ps 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?
2 Kings 6:8-14
8 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel
with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be
9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware
that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are
10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of
God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not
once nor twice.
11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled
for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them,
Will ye not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?
12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha,
the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the
words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.
13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch
him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.
14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great
host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
2 Timothy 1:1-14
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according
to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace,
from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience,
that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers
night and day;
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that
I may be filled with joy;
5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee,
which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice;
and I am persuaded that in thee also.
I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God,
which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,
nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions
of the gospel according to the power of God;
9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not
according to our works, but according to his own purpose and
grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus
Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality
to light through the gospel:
11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a
teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless
I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded
that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him
against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of
me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the
Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
Ps 4. Cum invocarem.
Ps 8. Domine, Dominus noster.
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.
10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver;
nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
11 When 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.
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.
15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle
him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians,
saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the
way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou
regardest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give
tribute unto Caesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt
ye me, ye hypocrites?
19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore
unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things
that are God's.
22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left
him, and went their way.
23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there
is no resurrection, and asked him,
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children,
his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when
he had married a wife, deceased, and having no issue, left his
wife unto his brother:
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
27 And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the
seven? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing
the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given
in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not
read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at
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Ps 5. Verba mea auribus.
2 Kings 6:15-23
15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and
gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses
and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master!
how shall we do?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more
than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes,
that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man;
and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and
chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD,
and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And
he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is
this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom
ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.
20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that
Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may
see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold,
they were in the midst of Samaria.
21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them,
My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those
whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow?
set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink,
and go to their master.
23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had
eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master.
So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.
2 Timothy 1:15-2:13
15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned
away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he
oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently,
and found me.
18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord
in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at
Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses,
the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus
man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this
life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned,
except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised
from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds;
but the word of God is not bound.
I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also
obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall
also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him,
he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
Ps 11. In Domino confido.
Ps 12. Salvum me fac.
1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is
common among men:
2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so
that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth,
yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth
it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not
what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that
knoweth to walk before the living?
9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire:
this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
10 That which hath been is named already, and it is known that
it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than
11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is
man the better?
12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the
days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who
can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees
to silence, they were gathered together.
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question,
tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say
unto him, The son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him
44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till
I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from
that day forth ask him any more questions.
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Ps 9. Confitebor tibi.
2 Kings 9:1-6, 10b-16
1 And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets,
and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil
in thine hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead:
2 And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of
Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise
up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;
3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say,
Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then
open the door, and flee, and tarry not.
4 So the young man, even the young man the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead.
5 And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting;
and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said,
Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain.
6 And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil
on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
I have anointed thee king over the people of the LORD, even over
10 And he opened the door, and fled.
11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one
said unto him, Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to
thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.
12 And they said, It is false; tell us now. And he said, Thus
and thus spake he to me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I have
anointed thee king over Israel.
13 Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put
it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets,
saying, Jehu is king.
14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired
against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead, he and all
Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.
15 But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the
wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael
king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then let
none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in
16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram
lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.
2 Timothy 2:14-26
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before
the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to
the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection
is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this
seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one
that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and
of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour,
and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a
vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use,
and prepared unto every good work.
also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity,
peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they
do gender strifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle
unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the
devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Ps 13. Usquequo, Domine?
Ps 14. Dixit insipiens.
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged,
yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God,
which fear before him:
13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he
prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not
14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there
be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of
the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth
according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also
15 Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing
under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for
that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life,
which God giveth him under the sun.
16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business
that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither
day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find
out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man
labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further;
though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able
to find it.
all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that
the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand
of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before
1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe
and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay
them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them
with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make
broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats
in the synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi,
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ;
and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your
Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even
11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he
that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
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Ps 10. Ut quid, Domine ?
2 Kings 9:17-28
17 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he
spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company.
And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and
let him say, Is it peace?
18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, Thus
saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to
do with peace? turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying,
The messenger came to them, but he cometh not again.
19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, which came to them,
and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu answered,
What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me.
20 And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and
cometh not again: and the driving is like the driving of Jehu
the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.
21 And Joram said, Make ready. And his chariot was made ready.
And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out,
each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and met
him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.
22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is
it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms
of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah,
There is treachery, O Ahaziah.
24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote Jehoram
between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he
sunk down in his chariot.
25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him
in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember
how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father,
the LORD laid this burden upon him;
26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the
blood of his sons, saith the LORD; and I will requite thee in
this plat, saith the LORD. Now therefore take and cast him into
the plat of ground, according to the word of the LORD.
27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the
way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said,
Smite him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up
to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died
28 And his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and
buried him in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David.
2 Timothy 3
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent,
fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than
lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead
captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also
resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be
manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose,
faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch,
at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of
them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving,
and being deceived.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and
hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith
which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all
Ps 16. Conserva me, Domine.
Ps 17. Exaudi, Domine.
11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to
the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to
the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour
to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are
taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the
snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it
falleth suddenly upon them.
13 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed
great unto me:
14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there
came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great
bulwarks against it:
15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom
delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor
man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry
of him that ruleth among fools.
18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go
in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour
widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore
ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass
sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make
him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall
swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear
by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the
temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but
whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the
altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it,
and by all things thereon.
21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by
him that dwelleth therein.
22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne
of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe
of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier
matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye
to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 22. Deus, Deus meus.
2 Kings 9:30-37
30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and
she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a
31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace,
who slew his master?
32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is
on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.
33 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some
of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and
he trode her under foot.
34 And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go,
see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king's
35 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than
the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.
36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This
is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah
the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat
the flesh of Jezebel:
37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face
of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not
say, This is Jezebel.
2 Timothy 4:1-8
1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ,
who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall
be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work
of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure
is at hand.
7 I have
fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:
and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Ps 6. Domine, ne in furore.
Ps 26. Judica me, Domine.
1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after
2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest
not what evil shall be upon the earth.
3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the
earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north,
in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth
the clouds shall not reap.
5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how
the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even
so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not
thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either
this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the
eyes to behold the sun:
if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him
remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that
cometh is vanity.
9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer
thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine
heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for
all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil
from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make
clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they
are full of extortion and excess.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the
cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like
unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward,
but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within
ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye
build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of
30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would
not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the
children of them which killed the prophets.
32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men,
and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and
some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute
them from city to city:
35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the
earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias
son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and
stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have
gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens
under her wings, and ye would not!
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye
shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 21. 1-6 Domine, in virtute
Ps 23. Dominus regit me.
2 Kings 11:1-4, 9-16
1 And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was
dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah,
took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's
sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse,
in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.
3 And he was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years.
And Athaliah did reign over the land.
4 And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over
hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to
him into the house of the LORD, and made a covenant with them,
and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD, and showed
them the king's son.
9 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things
that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his
men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should
go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
10 And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king
David's spears and shields, that were in the temple of the LORD.
11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand,
round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to
the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple.
12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon
him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and
anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save
13 And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the
people, she came to the people into the temple of the LORD.
14 And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as
the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king,
and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets:
and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.
15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds,
the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth
without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the
sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house
of the LORD.
16 And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the
which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she
2 Timothy 4:9-22
9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world,
and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus
11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee:
for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest,
bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward
him according to his works:
15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our
my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me:
I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me;
that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the
Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of
18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever
and ever. Amen.
19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum
21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee,
and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.
Ps 18. 1-20 Diligam te,
1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the
evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt
say, I have no pleasure in them;
2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be
not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and
the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because
they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound
of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of
the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears
shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and
the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because
man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken,
or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken
at the cistern.
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the
spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught
the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out,
and set in order many proverbs.
10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that
which was written was upright, even words of truth.
11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened
by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many
books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep
his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret
thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples
came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily
I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another,
that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came
unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things
be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end
of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye
be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but
the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes,
in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill
you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another,
and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end
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