(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 240-242
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) , Eve
Ps 112. Beatus vir.
Ps 146. Lauda, anima mea.
3 The rich hath great labour in gathering riches together; and
when he resteth, he is filled with his delicates.
4 The poor laboureth in his poor estate; and when he leaveth
off, he is still needy.
5 He that loveth gold shall not be justified, and he that followeth
corruption shall have enough thereof.
6 Gold hath been the ruin of many, and their destruction was
7 It is a stumblingblock unto them that sacrifice unto it, and
every fool shall be taken therewith.
8 Blessed is the rich that is found without blemish, and hath
not gone after gold.
9 Who is he? and we will call him blessed: for wonderful things
hath he done among his people.
hath been tried thereby, and found perfect? Then let him glory,
Who might offend, and hath not offended? or done evil, and hath
not done it?
11 His goods shall be established, and the congregation shall
declare his alms.
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and
of one soul: neither said any of them that aught of the things
which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection
of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many
as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought
the prices of the things that were sold,
35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution
was made unto every man according as he had need.
36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which
is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and
of the country of Cyprus,
37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at
the apostles' feet.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version) (Feast of Saint Barnabas)
Ps 1. Beatus vir qui non
Ps 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye
saw me, it gave witness to me:
12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless,
and him that had none to help him.
13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me:
and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was
as a robe and a diadem.
was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not
I searched out.
26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself
to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed
not that he was a disciple.
27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and
declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that
he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus
in the name of Jesus.
28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.
29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed
against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea,
and sent him forth to Tarsus.
31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee
and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the
Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
( in the Week of Trinity 1)
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.
EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) (Saint Barnabas)
Ps 97. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 100. Jubilate Deo.
5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh
out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and
spirit to them that walk therein:
6 I the
LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,
and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people,
for a light of the Gentiles;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the
prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give
to another, neither my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things
do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end
of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein;
the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice,
the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of
the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise
in the islands.
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet,
being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and
perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he
leaped and walked.
11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up
their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are
come down to us in the likeness of men.
12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because
he was the chief speaker.
13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought
oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice
with the people.
14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they
rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men
of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should
turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven,
and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own
17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that
he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons,
filling our hearts with food and gladness. 18 And with these
sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not
done sacrifice unto them.
19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium,
who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out
of the city, supposing he had been dead.
20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up,
and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas
21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had
taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and
22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them
to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation
enter into the kingdom of God.
23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and
had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on
whom they believed.
24 And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to
25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down
26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended
to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they
rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened
the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.
(after Trinity 3)
1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is,
that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not
according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about
to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves
unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law,
That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,
Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is,
to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up
Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall
not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of
peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 242-244
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
Ps 103. Benedic, anima
1 Then stood up Elias the prophet as fire, and his word burned
like a lamp.
2 He brought a sore famine upon them, and by his zeal he diminished
3 By the world of the Lord he shut up the heaven, and also three
times brought down fire.
4 O Elias, how wast thou honoured in thy wondrous deeds! and
who may glory like unto thee!
5 Who didst raise up a dead man from death, and his soul from
the place of the dead, by the word of the most High:
6 Who broughtest kings to destruction, and honourable men from
7 Who heardest the rebuke of the Lord in Sinai, and in Horeb
the judgment of vengeance:
8 Who anointedst kings to take revenge, and prophets to succeed
9 Who wast taken up in a whirlwind of fire, and in a chariot
of fiery horses:
10 Who wast ordained for reproofs in their times, to pacify the
wrath of the Lord's judgment, before it brake forth into fury
and to turn the heart of the father unto the son, and to restore
the tribes of Jacob.
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized
with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him,
saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times
or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem,
and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part
of the earth.
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he
was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went
up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up
into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into
heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into
12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet,
which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room,
where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip,
and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus,
and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication,
with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples,
and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred
and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled,
which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning
Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this
18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity;
and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all
his bowels gushed out.
19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch
as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that
is to say, The field of blood.
20 For it is written in the book of Ps, Let his habitation be
desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishopric let
21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the
time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that
he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness
with us of his resurrection.
23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed
Justus, and Matthias.
(in the week after Trinity)
23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and
the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and
said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave
thee this authority?
24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you
one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you
by what authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From
heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold
John as a prophet.
27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he
said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version) ( Saint John Baptist)
Ps 82. Deus stetit.
Ps 98. Cantate Domino.
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the
way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come
to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight
in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand
when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he
shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver,
that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant
unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift
witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and
against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling
in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside
the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD
6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob
are not consumed.
1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way
of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern
girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the
region round about Jordan,
6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to
his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath
warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to
our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones
to raise up children unto Abraham.
10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore
every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that
cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy
to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his
floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn
up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be
baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of
thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now:
for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of
the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.
(Saint John Baptist)
Ps 24. Domini est terra.
Ps 96. Cantate Domino.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and
all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble:
and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of
hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise
with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up
as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes
under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this,
saith the LORD of hosts.
4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded
unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming
of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and
smite the earth with a curse.
2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ,
he sent two of his disciples,
3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look
4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those
things which ye do hear and see:
5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers
are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and
the poor have the gospel preached to them.
6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes
concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see?
A reed shaken with the wind?
8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto
you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there
hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding
he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom
of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children
sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced;
we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He
hath a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold
a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and
sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 244-246
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
Ps 118. Confitemini Domino.
And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house
of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of
an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language,
whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee
to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they
will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent
8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and
thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear
them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be
a rebellious house.
10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I
shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine
11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children
of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith
the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye
rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent
man, by what means he is made whole;
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel,
that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified,
whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand
here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders,
which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none
other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived
that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and
they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them,
they could say nothing against it.
15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council,
they conferred among themselves,
16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable
miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell
in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.
17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly
threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all
nor teach in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it
be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto
God, judge ye.
20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 67. Deus misereatur.
1 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I
will speak unto thee.
2 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set
me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel,
to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and
their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very
4 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send
thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the
5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear,
(for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there
hath been a prophet among them.
6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid
of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou
dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor
be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will
hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that
the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of
the circumcision contended with him,
3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat
4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded
it by order unto them, saying,
5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a
vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet,
let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:
6 Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered,
and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and
creeping things, and fowls of the air.
7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and
8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath
at any time entered into my mouth.
9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath
cleansed, that call not thou common.
10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again
11 And, behold, immediately there were three men already come
unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.
12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover
these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's
13 And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which
stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon,
whose surname is Peter;
14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house
shall be saved.
15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on
us at the beginning.
16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said,
John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with
the Holy Ghost.
17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto
us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I
could withstand God?
18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified
God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance
(before Trinity 3)
1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the
hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried,
whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called
Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I
have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise
up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately
his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them
into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful
gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement
at that which had happened unto him.
11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John,
all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called
Solomon's, greatly wondering.
12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men
of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly
on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this
man to walk?
13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of
our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered
up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined
to let him go.
14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer
to be granted unto you;
15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the
dead; whereof we are witnesses.
16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man
strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him
hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you
17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it,
as did also your rulers.
18 But those things, which God before had shown by the mouth
of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may
be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from
the presence of the Lord;
20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution
of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his
holy prophets since the world began.
22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the
Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me;
him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto
23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not
hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow
after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these
25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which
God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed
shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him
to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
Ps 23. Dominus regit me.
Ps 146. Lauda, anima mea.
11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both
search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is
among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep,
and will deliver them out of all places where they have been
scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them
from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and
feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in
all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains
of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good
fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith
the Lord GOD.
16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which
was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and
will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat
and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,
son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him,
Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him,
Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas,
lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that
I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest
thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third
time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest
all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him,
Feed my sheep.
18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou
girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when
thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another
shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify
God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved
following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said,
Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this
22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come,
what is that to thee? follow thou me.
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