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Fifth Sunday after Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 195-196
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 62. Nonne Deo?
Ps 63. Deus, Deus meus.
My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for
2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste
in time of trouble.
3 Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased
at thy last end.
is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou
art changed to a low estate.
5 For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace
6 Believe in him, and he will help thee; order thy way aright,
and trust in him.
7 Ye that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and go not aside,
lest ye fall.
8 Ye that fear the Lord, believe him; and your reward shall not
9 Ye that fear the Lord, hope for good, and for everlasting joy
10 Look at the generations of old, and see; did ever any trust
in the Lord, and was confounded? or did any abide in his fear,
and was forsaken? or whom did he ever despise, that called upon
the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, and
very pitiful, and forgiveth sins, and saveth in time of affliction.
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what
good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life,
keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder,
Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt
not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept
from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell
that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure
in heaven: and come and follow me.
when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful:
for he had great possessions.
said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a
rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken
all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which
have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall
sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters,
or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my
name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit
30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
Proverbs 3:1-7, 11-12
1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck;
write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight
of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be
weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the
son in whom he delighteth.
25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and
said unto them,
26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother,
and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his
own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me,
cannot be my disciple.
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not
down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient
to finish it?
29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not
able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth
not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand
to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth
an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all
that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith
shall it be seasoned?
35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill;
but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 11. In Domino confido.
Ps 12. Salvum me fac.
1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth,
of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.
2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the
field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall
find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.
3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the
reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging
unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.
4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers,
The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.
5 Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers,
Whose damsel is this?
6 And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and
said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out
of the country of Moab:
7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the
reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even
from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the
8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go
not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide
here fast by my maidens:
9 Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou
after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall
not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels,
and drink of that which the young men have drawn.
10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that
thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?
11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shown
me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother-in-law since the
death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and
thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a
people which thou knewest not heretofore.
12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee
of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to
13 Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for
that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly
unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.
46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should
47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child,
and set him by him,
48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in
my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth
him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same
shall be great.
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out
devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not
50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not
against us is for us.
51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should
be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered
into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though
he would go to Jerusalem.
54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said,
Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven,
and consume them, even as Elias did?
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what
manner of spirit ye are of.
56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but
to save them. And they went to another village.
57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain
man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou
58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the
air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his
59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer
me first to go and bury my father.
60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go
thou and preach the kingdom of God.
61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me
first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough,
and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Ps 8. Domine, Dominus noster.
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
1 Maccabees 3:1-9
1 Then his son Judas, called Maccabeus, rose up in his stead.
2 And all his brethren helped him, and so did all they that held
with his father, and they fought with cheerfulness the battle
3 So he gat his people great honour, and put on a breastplate
as a giant, and girt his warlike harness about him, and he made
battles, protecting the host with his sword.
4 In his
acts he was like a lion, and like a lion's whelp roaring for
5 For He pursued the wicked, and sought them out, and burnt up
those that vexed his people.
6 Wherefore the wicked shrunk for fear of him, and all the workers
of iniquity were troubled, because salvation prospered in his
7 He grieved also many kings, and made Jacob glad with his acts,
and his memorial is blessed for ever.
8 Moreover he went through the cities of Juda, destroying the
ungodly out of them, and turning away wrath from Israel:
9 So that he was renowned unto the utmost part of the earth,
and he received unto him such as were ready to perish.
1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth:
2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately
come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius
had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.
3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and
wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.
4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded
the Jews and the Greeks.
5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul
was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus
6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook
his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own
heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house,
named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard
to the synagogue.
8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on
the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing
believed, and were baptized.
spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid,
but speak, and hold not thy peace:
10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee:
for I have much people in this city.
11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the
word of God among them.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 17. Exaudi, Domine.
14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and
eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she
sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and
she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young
men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach
16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her,
and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
17 So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that
she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.
18 And she took it up, and went into the city: and her mother-in-law
saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to
her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.
19 And her mother-in-law said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned
today? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did take
knowledge of thee. And she showed her mother-in-law with whom
she had wrought, and said, The man's name with whom I wrought
today is Boaz.
20 And Naomi said unto her daughter-in-law, Blessed be he of
the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and
to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin
unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
21 And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt
keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.
22 And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter-in-law, It is good,
my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet
thee not in any other field.
23 So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the
end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her
1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and
sent them two and two before his face into every city and place,
whither he himself would come.
2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but
the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,
that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man
by the way.
5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to
6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon
it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things
as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not
from house to house.
8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat
such things as are set before you:
9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The
kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your
ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we
do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this,
that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that
day for Sodom, than for that city.
unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty
works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in
you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth
14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment,
than for you.
15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be
thrust down to hell.
16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you
despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even
the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any
means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are
subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are
written in heaven.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee,
O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these
things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto
babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth
who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the
Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately,
Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired
to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and
to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Ps 13. Usquequo, Domine?
Ps 14. Dixit insipiens.
1 Maccabees 3:42-54
42 Now when Judas and his brethren saw that miseries were multiplied,
and that the forces did encamp themselves in their borders: for
they knew how the king had given commandment to destroy the people,
and utterly abolish them;
43 They said one to another, Let us restore the decayed fortune
of our people, and let us fight for our people and the sanctuary.
44 Then was the congregation gathered together, that they might
be ready for battle, and that they might pray, and ask mercy
45 Now Jerusalem lay void as a wilderness, there was none of
her children that went in or out: the sanctuary also was trodden
down, and aliens kept the strong hold; the heathen had their
habitation in that place; and joy was taken from Jacob, and the
pipe with the harp ceased.
46 Wherefore the Israelites assembled themselves together, and
came to Maspha, over against Jerusalem; for in Maspha was the
place where they prayed aforetime in Israel.
47 Then they fasted that day, and put on sackcloth, and cast
ashes upon their heads, and rent their clothes,
48 And laid open the book of the law, wherein the heathen had
sought to paint the likeness of their images.
49 They brought also the priests' garments, and the firstfruits,
and the tithes: and the Nazarites they stirred up, who had
accomplished their days.
50 Then cried they with a loud voice toward heaven, saying, What
shall we do with these, and whither shall we carry them away?
thy sanctuary is trodden down and profaned, and thy priests are
in heaviness, and brought low.
52 And lo, the heathen are assembled together against us to destroy
us: what things they imagine against us, thou knowest.
53 How shall we be able to stand against them, except thou, O
God, be our help?
54 Then sounded they with trumpets, and cried with a loud voice.
12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection
with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment
13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary
to the law.
14 And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said
unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness,
O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:
if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look
ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.
16 And he drave them from the judgment seat.
17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the
synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio
cared for none of those things.
18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then
took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria,
and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea:
for he had a vow.
19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself
entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.
20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented
21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this
feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto
you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.
22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted
the church, he went down to Antioch.
23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went
over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening
all the disciples.
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Ps 20. Exaudiat te Dominus.
Ps 21.1-6 Domine, in virtute tua.
1 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said unto her, My daughter, shall
I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?
2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou
wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley tonight in the threshingfloor.
3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment
upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself
known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.
4 And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the
place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his
feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt
5 And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will
6 And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all
that her mother-in-law bade her.
7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry,
he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came
softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
8 And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and
turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.
9 And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine
handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for
thou art a near kinsman.
10 And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for
thou hast shown more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning,
inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that
thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that
thou art a virtuous woman.
12 And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there
is a kinsman nearer than I.
this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform
unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's
part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then
will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth:
lie down until the morning.
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength,
and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and
thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who
is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem
to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his
raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and
when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and
looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was:
and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and
wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn,
and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence,
and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him;
and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto
him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus
unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Ps 27. Dominus illuminatio.
1 Maccabees 4:36-51
36 Then said Judas and his brethren, Behold, our enemies are
discomfited: let us go up to cleanse and dedicate the sanctuary.
37 Upon this all the host assembled themselves together, and
went up into mount Sion.
38 And when they saw the sanctuary desolate, and the altar profaned,
and the gates burned up, and shrubs growing in the courts as
in a forest, or in one of the mountains, yea, and the priests'
chambers pulled down;
39 They rent their clothes, and made great lamentation, and cast
ashes upon their heads,
40 And fell down flat to the ground upon their faces, and blew
an alarm with the trumpets, and cried toward heaven.
41 Then Judas appointed certain men to fight against those that
were in the fortress, until he had cleansed the sanctuary.
42 So he chose priests of blameless conversation, such as had
pleasure in the law:
43 Who cleansed the sanctuary, and bare out the defiled stones
into an unclean place.
44 And when as they consulted what to do with the altar of burnt
offerings, which was profaned;
45 They thought it best to pull it down, lest it should be a
reproach to them, because the heathen had defiled it: wherefore
they pulled it down,
46 And laid up the stones in the mountain of the temple in a
convenient place, until there should come a prophet to shew what
should be done with them.
47 Then they took whole stones according to the law, and built
a new altar according to the former;
48 And made up the sanctuary, and the things that were within
the temple, and hallowed the courts.
49 They made also new holy vessels, and into the temple they
brought the candlestick, and the altar of burnt offerings, and
of incense, and the table.
50 And upon the altar they burned incense, and the lamps that
were upon the candlestick they lighted, that they might give
light in the temple.
51 Furthermore they set the loaves upon the table, and spread
out the veils, and finished all the works which they had begun
24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent
man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being
fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things
of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila
and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded
unto him the way of God more perfectly.
27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren
wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was
come, helped them much which had believed through grace:
28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing
by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.
1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul
having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding
2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye
believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard
whether there be any Holy Ghost.
3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And
they said, Unto John's baptism.
4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance,
saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which
should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost
came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
7 And all the men were about twelve.
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Ps 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.
1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and,
behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he
said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned
aside, and sat down.
2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit
ye down here. And they sat down.
3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out
of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our
4 And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the
inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt
redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell
me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee;
and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.
5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand
of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife
of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.
6 And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I
mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for
I cannot redeem it.
7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning
redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things;
a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and
this was a testimony in Israel.
8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he
drew off his shoe.
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a
certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him
into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus'
feet, and heard his word.
Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and
said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to
serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou
art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part,
which shall not be taken away from her.
1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place,
when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach
us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which
art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will
be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that
is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver
us from evil.
5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and
shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend
me three loaves;
6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have
nothing to set before him?
7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the
door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot
rise and give thee.
8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because
he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise
and give him as many as he needeth.
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and
ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will
he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish
give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to them that ask him?
Ps 30. Exaltabo te, Domine.
1 Maccabees 4:52-61
52 Now on the five and twentieth day of the ninth month, which
is called the month Casleu, in the hundred forty and eighth year,
they rose up betimes in the morning,
53 And offered sacrifice according to the law upon the new altar
of burnt offerings, which they had made.
54 Look, at what time and what day the heathen had profaned it,
even in that was it dedicated with songs, and citherns, and harps,
55 Then all the people fell upon their faces, worshipping and
praising the God of heaven, who had given them good success.
56 And so they kept the dedication of the altar eight days and
offered burnt offerings with gladness, and sacrificed the sacrifice
of deliverance and praise.
57 They decked also the forefront of the temple with crowns of
gold, and with shields; and the gates and the chambers they renewed,
and hanged doors upon them.
58 Thus was there very great gladness among the people, for that
the reproach of the heathen was put away.
Judas and his brethren with the whole congregation of Israel
ordained, that the days of the dedication of the altar should
be kept in their season from year to year by the space of eight
days, from the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, with
mirth and gladness.
60 At that time also they builded up the mount Sion with high
walls and strong towers round about, lest the Gentiles should
come and tread it down as they had done before.
61 And they set there a garrison to keep it, and fortified Bethsura
to preserve it; that the people might have a defence against
8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space
of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning
the kingdom of God.
when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of
that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated
the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all
they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both
Jews and Greeks.
11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs
or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil
spirits went out of them.
certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call
over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus,
saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of
the priests, which did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul
I know; but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and
overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled
out of that house naked and wounded.
17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling
at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord
Jesus was magnified.
18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their
19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books
together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the
price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 26. Judica me, Domine.
9 And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye
are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's,
and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be
my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance,
that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren,
and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.
11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders,
said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come
into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build
the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be
famous in Bethlehem:
12 And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar
bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of
this young woman.
13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went
in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which
hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name
may be famous in Israel.
15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher
of thine old age: for thy daughter-in-law, which loveth thee,
which is better to thee than seven sons, hath borne him.
16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became
nurse unto it.
17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There
is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is
the father of Jesse, the father of David.
14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came
to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the
15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub
the chief of the devils.
16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house
divided against a house falleth.
18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom
stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons
cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt
the kingdom of God is come upon you.
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome
him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and
divideth his spoils.
23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth
not with me scattereth.
24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through
dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will
return unto my house whence I came out.
25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more
wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and
the last state of that man is worse than the first.
27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman
of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed
is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word
of God, and keep it.
Ps 32. Beati quorum.
Ps 36. 5-12
Daniel 1:1-7, 17-21
1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with
part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into
the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the
vessels into the treasure house of his god.
3 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs,
that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of
the king's seed, and of the princes;
4 Children in whom was no blemish, but wellfavoured, and skilful
in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science,
and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace,
and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the
5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's
meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three
years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah:
7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave
unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach;
and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill
in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all
visions and dreams.
18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should
bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in
19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found
none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood
they before the king.
in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired
of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians
and astrologers that were in all his realm.
21 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit,
when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem,
saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.
22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto
him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for
23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.
24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made
silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation,
and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost
throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away
much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with
27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at
nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should
be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all
Asia and the world worshippeth.
28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath,
and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught
Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in
travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.
30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples
suffered him not.
31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends,
sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself
into the theatre.
32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the
assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they
were come together.
33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting
him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would
have made his defence unto the people.
34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about
the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye
men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the
city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana,
and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye
ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.
37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers
of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
38 Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him,
have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are
deputies: let them implead one another.
39 But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall
be determined in a lawful assembly.
40 For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's
uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of
41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 28. Ad te, Domine.
1 Samuel 1:1-11
1 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim, of mount Ephraim,
and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu,
the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:
2 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the
name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah
had no children.
3 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and
to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons
of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.
4 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah
his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah:
but the LORD had shut up her womb.
6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret,
because the LORD had shut up her womb.
7 And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house
of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did
8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou?
and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not
I better to thee than ten sons?
9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after
they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post
of the temple of the LORD.
10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD,
and wept sore.
11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt
indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember
me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid
a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days
of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began
to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there
shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also
the Son of man be to this generation.
31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with
the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from
the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this
generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching
of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret
place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they
which come in may see the light.
34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye
is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine
eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not
36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part
dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining
of a candle doth give thee light.
Ps 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.
Ps 48. Magnus Dominus.
Daniel 2:1-6, 10-13
1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar
dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep
brake from him.
2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers,
and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to show the king his
dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my
spirit was troubled to know the dream.
4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriac, O king, live
for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.
5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone
from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the
interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses
shall be made a dunghill.
6 But if ye show the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye
shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore
show me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.
10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is
not a man upon the earth that can show the king's matter: therefore
there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at
any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.
11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there
is none other that can show it before the king, except the gods,
whose dwelling is not with flesh.
12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded
to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain;
and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
1 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples,
and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.
2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much
exhortation, he came into Greece,
3 And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for
him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return
4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of
the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe,
and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.
5 These going before tarried for us at Troas.
6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened
bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode
7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came
together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart
on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they
were gathered together.
there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being
fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he
sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and
was taken up dead.
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said,
Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread,
and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so
12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little
13 And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending
to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to
14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came
15 And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios;
and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium;
and the next day we came to Miletus.
16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would
not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible
for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
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