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22nd Sunday after Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 220-222
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 32. Beati quorum. Ps 43.
Judica me, Deus.
30 Malice and wrath, even these are abominations; and the sinful
man shall have them both.
1 He that revengeth shall find vengeance from the Lord, and he
will surely keep his sins [in remembrance.]
2 Forgive thy neighbour the hurt that he hath done unto thee,
so shall thy sins also be forgiven when thou prayest.
3 One man beareth hatred against another, and doth he seek pardon
from the Lord?
4 He sheweth no mercy to a man, which is like himself: and doth
he ask forgiveness of his own sins?
5 If he that is but flesh nourish hatred, who will intreat for
pardon of his sins?
6 Remember thy end, and let enmity cease; [remember] corruption
and death, and abide in the commandments.
7 Remember the commandments, and bear no malice to thy neighbour:
[remember] the covenant of the Highest, and wink at ignorance.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be
that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them
from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed,
rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye,
rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for
I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold
the face of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them
be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth
into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth
more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven,
that one of these little ones should perish.
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and
tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear
thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two
more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word
may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church:
but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as
an heathen man and a publican.
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall
be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth
as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for
them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there
am I in the midst of them.
Ps 51. Miserere mei, Deus.
1 Kings 8:46-53
46 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth
not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy,
so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy,
far or near;
if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were
carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee
in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have
sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
48 And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all
their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away
captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest
unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the
house which I have built for thy name:
49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven
thy dwellingplace, and maintain their cause,
50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and
all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against
thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive,
that they may have compassion on them:
51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou
broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace
52 That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant,
and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto
them in all that they call for unto thee.
53 For thou didst separate them from among all the people of
the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand
of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of
Egypt, O Lord GOD.
36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with
him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when
she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought
an alabaster box of ointment,
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash
his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her
head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake
within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would
have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth
him: for she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat
to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five
hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them
both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave
most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou
this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water
for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped
them with the hairs of her head.
45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came
in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath
anointed my feet with ointment.
47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven;
for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same
48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves,
Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
2 Kings 17:6-8,12-18
6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria,
and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah
and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the
7 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against
the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land
of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had
feared other gods,
8 And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast
out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel,
which they had made.
12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them,
Ye shall not do this thing.
13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah,
by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from
your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according
to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent
to you by my servants the prophets.
they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck
of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.
15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made
with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against
them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after
the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD
had charged them, that they should not do like them.
16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God,
and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove,
and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through
the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves
to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed
them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah
1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according
to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth
which is after godliness;
2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised
before the world began;
3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching,
which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God
Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and
peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set
in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every
city, as I had appointed thee:
6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful
children not accused of riot or unruly.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not
given to filthy lucre;
8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just,
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that
he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince
there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially
they of the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching
things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The
Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that
they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men,
that turn from the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are
defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind
and conscience is defiled.
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,
being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Ps 20. Exaudiat te Dominus. Ps 24.
Domini est terra.
1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto
the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may
live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your
fathers giveth you.
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither
shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments
of the LORD your God which I command you.
3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal-peor:
for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath
destroyed them from among you.
4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every
one of you this day.
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the
LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither
ye go to possess it.
6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your
understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all
these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and
7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto
them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon
8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments
so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou
forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart
from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons,
and thy sons' sons.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso
readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any
thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give
suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither
on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since
the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no
flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or
there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and
shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were
possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the
desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even
unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.
2 Kings 21:1-3,10-18
1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned
fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was
he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the
abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the
children of Israel.
3 For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father
had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove,
as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven,
and served them.
10 And the LORD spake by his servants the prophets, saying,
11 Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations,
and hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which
were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:
thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such
evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it,
both his ears shall tingle.
13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and
the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as
a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.
14 And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, and deliver
them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a
prey and a spoil to all their enemies;
15 Because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and
have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth
out of Egypt, even unto this day.
16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had
filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith
he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight
of the LORD.
17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did,
and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the
garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his
son reigned in his stead.
1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith,
in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh
holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers
of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to
their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine
showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of
the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say
9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and
to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may
adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared
to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we
should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous
of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.
Let no man despise thee.
Ps 29. Afferte Domino.Ps 36:5-12
15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no
manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you
in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude
of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness
of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the
likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou
seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host
of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them,
which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the
20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of
the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people
of inheritance, as ye are this day.
21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and
sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not
go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee
for an inheritance:
22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but
ye shall go over, and possess that good land.
heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD
your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image,
or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden
24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the
sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the
stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall
see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power
and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds,
from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that
it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till
all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels
of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating
and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day
that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away;
so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be
taken, and the other left.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 28. Ad te, Domine.
2 Kings 22:3-13
3 And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah,
that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam,
the scribe, to the house of the LORD, saying,
4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver
which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers
of the door have gathered of the people:
5 And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work,
that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them
give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the
LORD, to repair the breaches of the house,
6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber
and hewn stone to repair the house.
7 Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money
that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.
8 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I
have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And
Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
9 And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king
word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that
was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of
them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of
10 And Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, Hilkiah the
priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the
it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book
of the law, that he rent his clothes.
12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the
son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the
scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,
13 Go ye, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and
for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found:
for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us,
because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this
book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers,
to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing
all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice
and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according
to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and
renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou
affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might
be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and
profitable unto men.
avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and
strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being
condemned of himself.
12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent
to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to
13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently,
that nothing be wanting unto them.
14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary
uses, that they be not unfruitful.
15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us
in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
Ps 34. Benedicam Dominum.
25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and
ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves,
and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall
do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that
ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go
over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon
it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall
be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood
and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou
shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with
all thy soul.
30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come
upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD
thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee,
neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers
which he sware unto them.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known
in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and
would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think
not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath
made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall
find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord
delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and
drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh
not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with
the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 30. Exaltabo te, Domine.
2 Kings 22:14-20
14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan,
and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum
the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe;
(now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed
15 And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
Tell the man that sent you to me,
16 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place,
and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book
which the king of Judah hath read:
17 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto
other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the
works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against
this place, and shall not be quenched.
18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to inquire of the
LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
As touching the words which thou hast heard;
19 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself
before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this
place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should
become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and
wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and
thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes
shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place.
And they brought the king word again.
1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother,
unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier,
and to the church in thy house:
3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord
Jesus, and toward all saints;
6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by
the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ
we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels
of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin
thee that which is convenient,
9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one
as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in
11 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable
to thee and to me:
12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is,
mine own bowels:
13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might
have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
14 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit
should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou
shouldest receive him for ever;
16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved,
specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh,
and in the Lord?
17 If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee aught, put that on
19 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it:
albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine
own self besides.
20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh
my bowels in the Lord.
21 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing
that thou wilt also do more than I say.
22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through
your prayers I shall be given unto you.
23 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Ps 37:1-24 Noli aemulari.
32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee,
since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from
the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been
any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like
33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the
midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst
of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders,
and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm,
and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God
did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
35 Unto thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that the LORD
he is God; there is none else beside him.
36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might
instruct thee: and upon earth he showed thee his great fire;
and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their
seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty
power out of Egypt;
38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier
than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for
an inheritance, as it is this day.
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that
the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath:
there is none else.
shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which
I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with
thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days
upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins,
which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom
cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for
our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough
for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they
that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord,
open to us.
he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man cometh.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 40:1-16 Expectans expectavi.
2 Kings 23:1-4,11-14,21-23
1 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders
of Judah and of Jerusalem.
2 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the
men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and
the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small
and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book
of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before
the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments
and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and
all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were
written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests
of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth
out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made
for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven:
and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron,
and carried the ashes of them unto Beth-el.
11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given
to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the
chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs,
and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
12 And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of
Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which
Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD,
did the king beat down, and brake them down from thence, and
cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were
on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the
king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the
Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and
for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the
14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves,
and filled their places with the bones of men.
21 And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover
unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this
22 Surely there was not holden such a passover from the days
of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the
kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
23 But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover
was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.
1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love
in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known
2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with
us for ever.
3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and
4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in
truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment
unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we
love one another.
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This
is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning,
ye should walk in it.
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess
not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver
and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we
have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath
not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both
the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive
him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil
12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with
paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to
face, that our joy may be full.
13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel,
the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day,
that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with
us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
4 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the
midst of the fire,
5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to show you
the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire,
and went not up into the mount;) saying,
6 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, from the house of bondage.
7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness
of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them:
for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity
of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation
of them that hate me,
10 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and
keep my commandments.
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain:
for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name
12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath
13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in
it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,
nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine
ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy
gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well
15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt,
and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty
hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded
thee to keep the sabbath day.
16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath
commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may
go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth
17 Thou shalt not kill.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19 Neither shalt thou steal.
20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt
thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant,
or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far
country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to
another one; to every man according to his several ability; and
straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded
with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth,
and hid his lord's money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought
other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five
talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord,
thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two
other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant;
thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler
over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord,
I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast
not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth:
lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful
servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather
where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers,
and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which
hath ten talents.
unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance:
but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 31. In te, Domine, speravi.
2 Kings 23:24-30
24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards,
and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that
were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah
put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were
written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house
of the LORD.
25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned
to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with
all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after
him arose there any like him.
26 Notwithstanding the LORD turned not from the fierceness of
his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah,
because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him
27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight,
as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem
which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall
28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, are
they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
29 In his days Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt went up against the
king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went
against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.
30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo,
and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre.
And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and
anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.
1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and
be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified
of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in
5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the
brethren, and to strangers;
6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church:
whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort,
thou shalt do well:
7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing
of the Gentiles.
8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers
to the truth.
9 I wrote
unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence
among them, receiveth us not.
10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth,
prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith,
neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth
them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is
good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath
not seen God.
12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself:
yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is
13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen
write unto thee:
14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face
to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the
friends by name.
Ps 27. Dominus illuminatio.
22 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount
out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick
darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote
them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst
of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that
ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and
24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shown us his glory
and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst
of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man,
and he liveth.
25 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will
consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more,
then we shall die.
26 For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of
the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have,
27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say:
and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak
unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake
unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of
the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they
have well said all that they have spoken.
29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear
me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well
with them, and with their children for ever!
30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto
thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments,
which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land
which I give them to possess it.
32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath
commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to
33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath
commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with
you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy
angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep
from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats
on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come,
ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world:
I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I
was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw
we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say
unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of
these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart
from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil
and his angels:
42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat; I was thirsty,
and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed
me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick,
or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did
it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal.
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