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Sunday After Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 192-193
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
1 At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all
the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
2 Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword
found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause
him to rest.
3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.
4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin
of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and
shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the
planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.
6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount
Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the
LORD our God.
7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and
shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye,
and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather
them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and
the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child
together: a great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I
lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters
in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a
father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in
the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather
him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the
hand of him that was stronger than he.
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion,
and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat,
and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and
of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and
they shall not sorrow any more at all.
13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men
and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and
will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people
shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.
9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named
Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto
him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold,
many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples,
Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be
whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy,
and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.
Ps 32. Beati quorum.
1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep
of my pasture! saith the LORD.
2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors
that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them
away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you
the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries
whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their
folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them:
and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they
be lacking, saith the LORD.
5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto
David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper,
and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely:
and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR
7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they
shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children
of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed
of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all
countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in
their own land.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the
chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the
press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see
him: for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him,
and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for
today I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was
gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord,
the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken
any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this
house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
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Ps 86. Inclina, Domine.
1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day,
2 Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people
willingly offered themselves.
3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing
unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.
4 LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out
of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped,
the clouds also dropped water.
5 The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai
from before the LORD God of Israel.
6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael,
the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through
7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel,
until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
8 They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a
shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves
willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.
10 Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment,
and walk by the way.
11 They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places
of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts
of the LORD, even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants of
his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go
down to the gates.
12 Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise,
Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.
13 Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles
among the people: the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty.
14 Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; after
thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors,
and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer.
15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar,
and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the
divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart.
16 Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings
of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings
17 Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships?
Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.
18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives
unto the death in the high places of the field.
39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind?
shall they not both fall into the ditch?
40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is
perfect shall be as his master.
41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me
pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest
not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out
first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see
clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither
doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men
do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth
forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure
of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance
of the heart his mouth speaketh.
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth
them, I will show you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and
laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the
stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it:
for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without
a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the
stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the
ruin of that house was great.
Ps 84. Quam dilecta!
Ps 85. Benedixisti, Domine.
1 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives
against their brethren the Jews.
2 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters,
are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat,
3 Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands,
vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the
4 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's
tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children
as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and
our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought
unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them;
for other men have our lands and vineyards.
6 And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.
7 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and
the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of
his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.
8 And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our
brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will
ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then
held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.
9 Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk
in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen
10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact
of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands,
their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the
hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the
oil, that ye exact of them.
12 Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing
of them; so will we do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests,
and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this
13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man
from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this
promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the
congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people
did according to this promise.
44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together
to hear the word of God.
45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with
envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul,
contradicting and blaspheming.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary
that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but
seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting
life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee
to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation
unto the ends of the earth.
48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified
the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal
49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the
50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and
the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul
and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.
51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and
came unto Iconium.
52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy
1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together
into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude
both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made
their minds evil affected against the brethren.
3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord,
which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted
signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with
the Jews, and part with the apostles.
5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and
also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully,
and to stone them,
6 They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities
of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
7 And there they preached the gospel.
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Ps 89.1-19 Misericordias Domini.
19 The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan
in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.
20 They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought
21 The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the
river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.
22 Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings,
the pransings of their mighty ones.
23 Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly
the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of
the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
24 Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite
be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
25 He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter
in a lordly dish.
26 She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's
hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his
head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
27 At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he
bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
28 The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through
the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? why tarry
the wheels of his chariot?
29 Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned answer to
30 Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every
man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey
of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework
on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?
let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love
him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land
had rest forty years.
1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the
people, he entered into Capernaum.
2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was
sick, and ready to die.
3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of
the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying,
That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from
the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him,
Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest
enter under my roof:
7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee:
but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers,
and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and
he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned
him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say
unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the
servant whole that had been sick.
Ps 90. Domine, refugium.
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 9-12
1 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man
into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake
unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which
the LORD had commanded to Israel.
2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation
both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding,
upon the first day of the seventh month.
3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water
gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women,
and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people
were attentive unto the book of the law.
5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for
he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the
people stood up:
6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people
answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed
their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the
9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the
scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all
the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not,
nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words
of the law.
10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink
the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared:
for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for
the joy of the LORD is your strength.
11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace,
for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.
12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and
to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood
the words that were declared unto them.
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet,
being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and
perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he
leaped and walked.
11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up
their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are
come down to us in the likeness of men.
12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because
he was the chief speaker.
13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought
oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice
with the people.
14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they
rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men
of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should
turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven,
and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own
17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that
he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons,
filling our hearts with food and gladness.
18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people,
that they had not done sacrifice unto them.
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Ps 92. Bonum est confiteri.
Judges 6:1, 11-16, 33-35
1 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD:
and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.
11 And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak
which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abi-ezrite:
and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it
from the Midianites.
12 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto
him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
13 And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with
us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles
which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring
us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered
us into the hands of the Midianites.
14 And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might,
and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have
not I sent thee?
15 And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel?
behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in
my father's house.
16 And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and
thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.
33 Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children
of the east were gathered together, and went over, and pitched
in the valley of Jezreel.
34 But the spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a
trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.
35 And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh; who also was
gathered after him: and he sent messengers unto Asher, and unto
Zebulun, and unto Naphtali; and they came up to meet them.
11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city
called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much
12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there
was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she
was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said
unto her, Weep not.
14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood
still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered
him to his mother.
16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying,
That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath
visited his people.
17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and
throughout all the region round about.
Ps 104. Benedic, anima
5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah,
Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the
LORD your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious
name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the
heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things
that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou
preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
7 Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest
him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name
8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant
with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the
Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites,
to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words;
for thou art righteous:
9 And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest
their cry by the Red sea;
10 And showedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his
servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest
that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee
a name, as it is this day.
11 And thou didst divide the sea before them, so that they went
through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors
thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.
12 Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar;
and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the
way wherein they should go.
13 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them
from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws,
good statutes and commandments:
14 And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst
them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:
15 And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest
forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst
them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst
sworn to give them.
And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium,
who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out
of the city, supposing he had been dead.
20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up,
and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas
21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had
taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and
22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them
to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation
enter into the kingdom of God.
23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and
had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on
whom they believed.
24 And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to
25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down
26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended
to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they
rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened
the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.
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Ps 94. Deus ultionum.
Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with
him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so
that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them,
by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.
2 And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee
are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands,
lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand
hath saved me.
3 Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying,
Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early
from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and
two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.
4 And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many;
bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee
there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall
go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever
I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall
5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD
said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his
tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise
every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
6 And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their
mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people
bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped
will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand:
and let all the other people go every man unto his place.
8 So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets:
and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and
retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was
beneath him in the valley.
18 And the disciples of John showed him of all these things.
19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to
Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath
sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look
we for another?
21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and
plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he
22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell
John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see,
the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead
are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to
speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into
the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately,
are in kings' courts.
26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto
you, and much more than a prophet.
27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there
is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is
least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified
God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God
against themselves, being not baptized of him.
31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of
this generation? and to what are they like?
32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and
calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and
ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking
wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold
a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and
wisdom is justified of all her children.
Ps 111. Confitebor tibi.
Ps 114. In exitu Israel.
32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible
God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble
seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings,
on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and
on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the
kings of Assyria unto this day.
33 Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for
thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:
34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our
fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy commandments and
thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify against them.
35 For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy
great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat
land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from
their wicked works.
36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou
gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good
thereof, behold, we are servants in it:
37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast
set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over
our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are
in great distress.
38 And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write
it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.
1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren,
and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses,
ye cannot be saved.
2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and
disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas,
and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the
apostles and elders about this question.
3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through
Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles:
and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of
the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared
all things that God had done with them.
5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which
believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and
to command them to keep the law of Moses.
6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of
7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and
said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while
ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should
hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving
them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their
hearts by faith.
10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck
of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able
11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
we shall be saved, even as they.
12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to
Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had
wrought among the Gentiles by them.
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Ps 102. Domine, exaudi.
16 And he divided the three hundred men into three companies,
and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers,
and lamps within the pitchers.
17 And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold,
when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as
I do, so shall ye do.
18 When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then
blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and
say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
19 So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto
the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch;
and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets,
and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.
20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers,
and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their
right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the
LORD, and of Gideon.
21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp:
and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set
every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the
host: and the host fled to Beth-shittah in Zererath, and to the
border of Abel-meholah, unto Tabbath.
23 And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of
Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued
after the Midianites.
24 And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying,
Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters
unto Beth-barah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered
themselves together, and took the waters unto Beth-barah and
25 And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb;
and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at
the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads
of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side Jordan.
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.
41 There 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
Ps 116. Dilexi, quoniam.
15 In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on
the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also
wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they
brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against
them in the day wherein they sold victuals.
16 There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish,
and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children
of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them,
What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?
18 Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this
evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon
Israel by profaning the sabbath.
19 And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began
to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should
be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after
the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that
there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.
20 So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without
Jerusalem once or twice.
21 Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge
ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you.
From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.
22 And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves,
and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the
sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and
spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.
13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying,
Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles,
to take out of them a people for his name.
15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David,
which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof,
and I will set it up:
17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all
the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who
doeth all these things.
18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the
19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which
from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions
of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and
21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach
him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
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Ps 107.1-16 Confitemini Domino.
Judges 10:17, 11:29-40
17 Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and encamped
in Gilead. And the children of Israel assembled themselves together,
and encamped in Mizpeh.
29 Then the spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed
over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead,
and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of
30 And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou
shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands,
31 Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors
of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children
of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD'S, and I will offer it up
for a burnt offering.
32 So Jephthah passed over unto the children of Ammon to fight
against them; and the LORD delivered them into his hands.
33 And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith,
even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards, with
a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued
before the children of Israel.
34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his
daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances:
and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor
35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes,
and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and
thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth
unto the LORD, and I cannot go back.
36 And she said unto him, My father, if thou hast opened thy
mouth unto the LORD, do to me according to that which hath proceeded
out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LORD hath taken vengeance
for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon.
she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let
me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains,
and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.
38 And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and
she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon
39 And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned
unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which
he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel,
40 That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter
of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every
city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the
kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and
infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna,
and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come
to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell
by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the
air devoured it.
6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up,
it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it,
and choked it.
8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried,
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable
10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of
the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they
might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the
devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they
should believe and be saved.
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive
the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while
believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they
have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and
pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and
good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit
Ps 93. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 99. Dominus regnavit.
1 Maccabees 1:1, 7-15
1 And it happened, after that Alexander son of Philip, the Macedonian,
who came out of the land of Chettiim, had smitten Darius king
of the Persians and Medes, that he reigned in his stead,
the first over Greece,
7 So Alexander reigned twelves years, and then died.
8 And his servants bare rule every one in his place.
after his death they all put crowns upon themselves; so did their
sons after them many years: and evils were multiplied in the
10 And there came out of them a wicked root Antiochus surnamed
Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king, who had been an hostage
at Rome, and he reigned in the hundred and thirty and seventh
year of the kingdom of the Greeks.
11 In those days went there out of Israel wicked men, who persuaded
many, saying, Let us go and make a covenant with the heathen
that are round about us: for since we departed from them we have
had much sorrow.
12 So this device pleased them well.
13 Then certain of the people were so forward herein, that they
went to the king, who gave them licence to do after the ordinances
of the heathen:
14 Whereupon they built a place of exercise at Jerusalem according
to the customs of the heathen:
15 And made themselves uncircumcised, and forsook the holy covenant,
and joined themselves to the heathen, and were sold to do mischief.
22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church,
to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul
and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief
men among the brethren:
23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles
and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which
are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:
24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from
us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying,
Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no
25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to
send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord
27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell
you the same things by mouth.
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon
you no greater burden than these necessary things;
29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood,
and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if
ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when
they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the
when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted
the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go
in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.
34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and
preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
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