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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 197-198
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 85. Benedixisti, Domine.
2 Samuel 19:16-23
16 And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim,
hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.
17 And there were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba
the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his
twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the
18 And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's
household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son
of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;
19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto
me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely
the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the
king should take it to his heart.
20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold,
I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go
down to meet my lord the king.
21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not
Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD'S
David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that
ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man
be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I
am this day king over Israel?
23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And
the king sware unto him.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and
a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever
shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy
coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow
of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully
use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and
sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do
not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than
others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven
Ps 57. Miserere mei, Deus.
Ps 130. De profundis.
Exodus 24:1-11, 16-18
1 And He said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron,
Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship
ye afar off.
2 And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not
come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD,
and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice,
and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early
in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve
pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered
burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto
6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and
half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience
of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will
we do, and be obedient.
8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and
said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made
with you concerning all these words.
9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy
of the elders of Israel:
10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet
as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the
body of heaven in his clearness.
11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not
his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.
16 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the
cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto
Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring
fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up
into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty
18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without
when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according
to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water,
and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and
all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath
enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and
all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and
without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in
the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things
themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,
which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now
to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest
entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation
of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared
to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto
them that look for him shall he appear the second time without
sin unto salvation.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 39. Dixi, Custodiam.
1 Samuel 1:12-20
12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD,
that Eli marked her mouth.
13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but
her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put
away thy wine from thee.
15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of
a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink,
but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance
of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel
grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight.
So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was
no more sad.
19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before
the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and
Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.
20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after
Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name
Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.
37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with
him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not
first washed before dinner.
the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside
of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening
40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make
that which is within also?
41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold,
all things are clean unto you.
woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner
of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought
ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues,
and greetings in the markets.
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves
which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware
45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master,
thus saying thou reproachest us also.
he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with
burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the
burdens with one of your fingers.
unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your
fathers killed them.
48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers:
for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets
and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the
foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which
perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto
you, It shall be required of this generation.
unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:
ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in
53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the
Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to
speak of many things:
54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of
his mouth, that they might accuse him.
Ps 42. Quemadmodum.
Ps 43. Judica me, Deus.
14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the
captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the
wise men of Babylon:
15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is
the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing
known to Daniel.
16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would
give him time, and that he would show the king the interpretation.
17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning
this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with
the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision.
Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever
and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings,
and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge
to them that know understanding:
22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is
in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who
hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now
what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us
the king's matter.
24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained
to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto
him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before
the king, and I will show unto the king the interpretation.
17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders
of the church.
18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know,
from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I
have been with you at all seasons,
19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many
tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait
of the Jews:
20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you,
but have shown you, and have taught you publicly, and from house
21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance
toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem,
not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying
that bonds and afflictions abide me.
24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life
dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy,
and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to
testify the gospel of the grace of God.
25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone
preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from
the blood of all men.
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel
28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,
over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed
the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves
enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse
things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three
years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of
his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an
inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered
unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
35 I have shown you all things, how that so labouring ye ought
to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus,
how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with
37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed
38 Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they
should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 45. Eructavit cor meum.
1 Samuel 1:21-28, 2:11
21 And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto
the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will
not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him,
that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.
23 And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee
good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD establish
his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she
24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with
three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine,
and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the
child was young.
25 And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.
26 And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am
the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.
27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition
which I asked of him:
28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he
liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD
11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did
minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.
1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable
multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another,
he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of
the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither
hid, that shall not be known.
3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard
in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets
shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill
the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after
he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto
you, Fear him.
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of
them is forgotten before God?
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear
not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men,
him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the
angels of God.
whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall
be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy
Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates,
and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer,
or what ye shall say:
12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye
ought to say.
Ps 49. Audite haec, omnes.
25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and
said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah,
that will make known unto the king the interpretation.
26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar,
Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen,
and the interpretation thereof?
27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The
secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the
astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, show unto the king;
28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh
known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter
days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are
29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon
thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth
secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom
that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall
make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest
know the thoughts of thy heart.
31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great
image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and
the form thereof was terrible.
32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms
of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which
smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and
brake them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the
gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of
the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that
no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image
became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
1 And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and
had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the
day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:
2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard,
and set forth.
3 Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand,
and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship
was to unlade her burden.
4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said
to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went
our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children,
till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore,
6 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship;
and they returned home again.
7 And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais,
and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.
8 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and
came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the
evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.
9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.
10 And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea
a certain prophet, named Agabus.
11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound
his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost,
So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this
girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that
place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.
Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart?
for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem
for the name of the Lord Jesus.
when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of
the Lord be done.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 56. Miserere mei, Deus.
1 Samuel 2:18-26
18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded
with a linen ephod.
19 Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it
to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to
offer the yearly sacrifice.
20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give
thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD.
And they went unto their own home.
21 And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare
three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before
22 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto
all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
23 And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of
your evil dealings by all this people.
my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the LORD'S
people to transgress.
25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him:
but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall entreat for him?
Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father,
because the LORD would slay them.
26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with
the LORD, and also with men.
13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my
brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider
he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for
a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which
16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a
certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because
I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and
build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid
up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall
be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which
thou hast provided?
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich
Ps 62. Nonne Deo?
Ps 63. Deus, Deus meus.
36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof
before the king.
37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath
given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the
field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand,
and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of
39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee,
and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over
all the earth.
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch
as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron
that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters'
clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there
shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou
sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of
clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall
mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave
one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom,
which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be
left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume
all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the
mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron,
the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God
hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter:
and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
15 And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up
16 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea,
and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple,
with whom we should lodge.
17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received
18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and
all the elders were present.
19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what
things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.
20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said
unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there
are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:
21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the
Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that
they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk
after the customs.
22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together:
for they will hear that thou art come.
23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which
have a vow on them;
take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them,
that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those
things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing;
but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.
25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and
concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they
keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood,
and from strangled, and from fornication.
26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself
with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment
of the days of purification, until that an offering should be
offered for every one of them.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 65. Te decet hymnus.
1 Samuel 3:1-18
And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And
the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no
2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in
his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD,
where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst
me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and
6 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and
went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And
he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word
of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
8 And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose
and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me.
And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.
9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall
be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy
servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times,
Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant
11 And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in
Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall
12 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I
have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make
I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the
iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile,
and he restrained them not.
14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the
iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor
offering for ever.
15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of
the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.
16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered,
Here am I.
17 And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto
thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and
more also, if thou hide any thing from me of all the things that
he said unto thee.
18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him.
And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.
22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you,
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for
the body, what ye shall put on.
23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which
neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much
more are ye better than the fowls?
25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature
26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why
take ye thought for the rest?
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin
not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field,
and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe
you, O ye of little faith?
29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,
neither be ye of doubtful mind.
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after:
and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things
shall be added unto you.
not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give
you the kingdom.
33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags
which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not,
where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height
was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he
set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes,
the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers,
the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces,
to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the
king had set up.
3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges,
the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers
of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication
of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they
stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people,
nations, and languages,
5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp,
sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall
down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king
hath set up:
6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour
be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
7 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound
of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds
of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell
down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the
king had set up.
27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which
were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all
the people, and laid hands on him,
28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth
all men every where against the people, and the law, and this
place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath
polluted this holy place.
29 (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an
Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)
30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and
they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith
the doors were shut.
31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the
chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
32 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down
unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers,
they left beating of Paul.
33 Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded
him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and
what he had done.
34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude:
and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded
him to be carried into the castle.
35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne
of the soldiers for the violence of the people.
36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 69.1-22, 30-36 Salvum me
1 Samuel 4:1b-11
1 Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and
pitched beside Eben-ezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.
2 And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel:
and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines:
and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.
3 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of
Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us today before
the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the
LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it
may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence
the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth
between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas,
were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
5 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the
camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth
6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they
said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp
of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD
was come into the camp.
7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come
into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not
been such a thing heretofore.
8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these
mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with
all the plagues in the wilderness.
9 Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines,
that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to
you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.
10 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they
fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter;
for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni
and Phinehas, were slain.
35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord,
when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and
knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching:
verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them
to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third
watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known
what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not
have suffered his house to be broken through.
40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an
hour when ye think not.
41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable
unto us, or even to all?
42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward,
whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them
their portion of meat in due season?
43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall
find so doing.
44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over
all that he hath.
45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth
his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens,
and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh
not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut
him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared
not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten
with many stripes.
48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes,
shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is
given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed
much, of him they will ask the more.
Ps 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused
9 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live
10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall
hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery,
and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship
the golden image:
11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should
be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs
of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego;
these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy
gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men
before the king.
14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship
the golden image which I have set up?
15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of
the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and
all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which
I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the
same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who
is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the
king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in
17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from
the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine
hand, O king.
18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not
serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast
Acts 21:37 - 22:16
37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the
chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak
38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest
an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand
men that were murderers?
39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city
in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer
me to speak unto the people.
40 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs,
and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was
made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue,
1 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make
now unto you.
2 (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to
them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in
Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel,
and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the
fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering
into prisons both men and women.
5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate
of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren,
and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto
Jerusalem, for to be punished.
6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come
nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven
a great light round about me.
7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me,
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I
am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid;
but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto
me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee
of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being
led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having
a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive
thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that
thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest
hear the voice of his mouth.
15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast
seen and heard.
16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash
away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 72. Deus, judicium.
1 Samuel 4:12-22
12 And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came
to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth
upon his head.
13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching:
for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came
into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.
14 And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What
meaneth the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily,
and told Eli.
15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were
dim, that he could not see.
16 And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army,
and I fled today out of the army. And he said, What is there
done, my son?
17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before
the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among
the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead,
and the ark of God is taken.
18 And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God,
that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate,
and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy.
And he had judged Israel forty years.
19 And his daughter-in-law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near
to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark
of God was taken, and that her father-in-law and her husband
were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came
20 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her
said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast borne a son. But she answered
not, neither did she regard it.
21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed
from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of
her father-in-law and her husband.
22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark
of God is taken.
49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it
be already kindled?
50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened
till it be accomplished!
51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you,
Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided,
three against two, and two against three.
father shall be divided against the son, and the son against
the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter
against the mother; the mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law,
and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out
of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so
55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be
heat; and it cometh to pass.
56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the
earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
58 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as
thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered
from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver
thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast
paid the very last mite.
Ps 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his
visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego:
therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace
one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army
to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into
the burning fiery furnace.
21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and
their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the
midst of the burning fiery furnace.
22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the
furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that
took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell
down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in
haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast
three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and
said unto the king, True, O king.
answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst
of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth
is like the Son of God.
26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning
fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego,
ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither.
Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst
of the fire.
27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors,
being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the
fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither
were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on
28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and
delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed
the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not
serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and
language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses
shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that
can deliver after this sort.
30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in
the province of Babylon.
17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem,
even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
18 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly
out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning
19 And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in
every synagogue them that believed on thee:
20 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also
was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the
raiment of them that slew him.
21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence
unto the Gentiles.
22 And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lifted
up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth:
for it is not fit that he should live.
23 And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw
dust into the air,
24 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle,
and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might
know wherefore they cried so against him.
25 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion
that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is
a Roman, and uncondemned?
26 When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief
captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a
27 Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art
thou a Roman? He said, Yea.
28 And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained
I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.
29 Then straightway they departed from him which should have
examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he
knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
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