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19th Sunday after Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 215-217
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 72. Deus, judicium.
1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they
that know him not see his days?
2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks,
and feed thereof.
3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's
ox for a pledge.
4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide
5 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their
work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food
for them and for their children.
6 They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather
the vintage of the wicked.
7 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have
no covering in the cold.
8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace
the rock for want of a shelter.
9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge
of the poor.
10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take
away the sheaf from the hungry;
11 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses,
and suffer thirst.
12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded
crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.
13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know
not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy,
and in the night is as a thief.
15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying,
No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.
16 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked
for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
17 For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if
one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith,
in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh
holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers
of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to
their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine
showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary
part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and
to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may
adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared
to all men,
us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous
of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.
Let no man despise thee.
Ps 80. Qui regis Israel.
7 How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken
me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to
the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves
by troops in the harlots' houses.
were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his
9 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall
not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
10 Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full
end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD'S.
11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt
very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.
12 They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither
shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:
13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in
them: thus shall it be done unto them.
14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak
this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and
this people wood, and it shall devour them.
15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel,
saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation,
a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest
what they say.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty
17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which
thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy
flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig
trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou
trustedst, with the sword.
18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make
a full end with you.
19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth
the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer
them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in
your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not
2 Corinthians 13
1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of
two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present,
the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore
have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will
3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward
is not weak, but is mighty in you.
4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth
by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall
live with him by the power of God toward you.
yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.
Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you,
except ye be reprobates?
6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear
approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though
we be as reprobates.
8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this
also we wish, even your perfection.
10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present
I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord
hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort,
be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace
shall be with you.
12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13 All the saints salute you.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 89:1-19 Misericordias Domini.
1 Kings 21:11-22
11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who
were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto
them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent
12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before
him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against
Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme
God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city,
and stoned him with stones, that he died.
14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is
15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned,
and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession
of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to
give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
16 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead,
that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite,
to take possession of it.
17 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria:
behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down
to possess it.
19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD,
Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak
unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs
licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?
And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself
to work evil in the sight of the LORD.
21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy
posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against
the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son
of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for
the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and
made Israel to sin.
13 Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into
such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what
is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little
time, and then vanisheth away.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live,
and do this, or that.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not,
to him it is sin.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that
shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall
be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were
fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your
fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries
of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord
5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye
have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the
earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early
and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of
the Lord draweth nigh.
not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold,
the judge standeth before the door.
10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name
of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience
of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very
pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Ps 92. Bonum est confiteri.
12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of
13 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in
the land of the living.
14 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is
not with me.
15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed
for the price thereof.
16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious
onyx, or the sapphire.
17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange
of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price
of wisdom is above rubies.
19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it
be valued with pure gold.
20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close
from the fowls of the air.
22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof
with our ears.
23 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place
24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the
25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters
26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning
of the thunder:
27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and
searched it out.
unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
and to depart from evil is understanding.
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked
his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some,
Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the
Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon
Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee,
but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this
rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not
prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:
and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man
that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples,
how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of
the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and
be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it
far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou
art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that
be of God, but those that be of men.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever
will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with
his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his
28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which
shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming
in his kingdom.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 90. Domine, refugium.
1 Kings 22:1-12
1 And they continued three years without war between Syria and
2 And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the
king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
3 And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that
Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out
of the hand of the king of Syria?
4 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle
to Ramoth-gilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel,
I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.
5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray
thee, at the word of the LORD today.
6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about
four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead
to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the
Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD
besides, that we might inquire of him?
the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man,
Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD:
but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me,
but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
9 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten
hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.
10 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat
each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place
in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets
prophesied before them.
11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron:
and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push
the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.
12 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead,
and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the king's hand.
12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven,
neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your
yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let
him sing psalms.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the
church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in
the name of the Lord:
the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise
him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous
man availeth much.
17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he
prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on
the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth
brought forth her fruit.
19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert
him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error
of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude
Ps 104. Benedic, anima
1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee,
and answer thou me.
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare,
if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who
hath stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid
the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as
if it had issued out of the womb?
9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness
a swaddlingband for it,
10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here
shall thy proud waves be stayed?
16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou
walked in the search of the depth?
17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou
seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou
knowest it all.
1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his
brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as
the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good
for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles;
one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:
and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were
Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save
9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them,
saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen
again from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes
that Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first
come, and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew
him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise
shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John
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Ps 94. Deus ultionum.
1 Kings 22:13-28
13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto
him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good
unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like
the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.
Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me,
that will I speak.
15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah,
shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we forbear?
And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver
it into the hand of the king.
16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure
thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the
name of the LORD?
17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as
sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have
no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.
18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell
thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?
19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw
the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing
by him on his right hand and on his left.
20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go
up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And one said on this manner, and
another said on that manner.
21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD,
and said, I will persuade him.
22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will
go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his
prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also:
go forth, and do so.
23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in
the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken
evil concerning thee.
24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah
on the cheek, and said, Which way went the spirit of the LORD
from me to speak unto thee?
25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when
thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back
unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison,
and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction,
until I come in peace.
28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD
hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every
one of you.
1 Timothy 1:1-11
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God
our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace,
from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into
Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which
minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith:
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart,
and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what
they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man,
but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for
sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and
murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind,
for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there
be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which
was committed to my trust.
Ps 113. Laudate, pueri.
Ps 114. In exitu Israel.
19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness,
where is the place thereof,
20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that
thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the
number of thy days is great?
22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast
thou seen the treasures of the hail,
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against
the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east
wind upon the earth?
25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters,
or a way for the lightning of thunder;
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the
wilderness, wherein there is no man;
27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the
bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven,
who hath gendered it?
30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him
a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed:
for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure
17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation,
how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring
him hither to me.
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and
the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could
not we cast him out?
Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I
say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye
shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and
it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The
Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised
again. And they were exceeding sorry.
24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute
money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus
prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do
the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children,
or of strangers?
26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him,
Then are the children free.
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the
sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh
up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece
of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
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Ps 100. Jubilate Deo.
Ps 110. Dixit Dominus.
1 Kings 22:29-40
29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went
up to Ramoth-gilead.
30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise
myself, and enter into the battle; but put thou on thy robes.
And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.
31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains
that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small
nor great, save only with the king of Israel.
32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw
Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the king of Israel.
And they turned aside to fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried
33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots perceived
that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from
34 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king
of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said
unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me
out of the host; for I am wounded.
35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed
up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and
the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.
36 And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the
going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every
man to his own country.
37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried
the king in Samaria.
38 And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the
dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according
unto the word of the LORD which he spake.
39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and
the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built,
are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings
40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned
in his stead.
1 Timothy 1:12-20
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for
that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious:
but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith
and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation,
that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom
I am chief.
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first
Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern
to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise
God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies
which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put
away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered
unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
Ps 116. Dilexi, quoniam.
31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose
the bands of Orion?
32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou
guide Arcturus with his sons?
33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the
dominion thereof in the earth?
34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance
of waters may cover thee?
35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto
thee, Here we are?
36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given
understanding to the heart?
37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles
38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave
1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the
midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe
in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about
his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be
that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them
from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed,
rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye,
rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for
I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold
the face of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them
be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth
into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth
more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven,
that one of these little ones should perish.
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Clamavi in toto corde meo.
2 Kings 1:2-8, 17a
2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber
that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and
said unto them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether
I shall recover of this disease.
3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise,
go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say
unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that
ye go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?
4 Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down
from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
And Elijah departed.
5 And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto
them, Why are ye now turned back?
6 And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and
said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and
say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is
not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire of Baal-zebub
the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that
bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
7 And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came
up to meet you, and told you these words?
8 And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a
girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah
17 So he died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah
1 Timothy 2:1-10
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead
a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge
of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak
the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles
in faith and verity.
8 I will
therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without
wrath and doubting.
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest
apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair,
or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good
Principes persecuti sunt.
Ps 117. Laudate Dominum.
19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his
neck with thunder?
20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of
his nostrils is terrible.
21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he
goeth on to meet the armed men.
22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth
he back from the sword.
23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and
24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither
believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle
afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward
27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest
28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the
rock, and the strong place.
29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar
30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are,
there is she.
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and
tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear
thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two
more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word
may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church:
but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as
an heathen man and a publican.
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall
be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth
as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for
them of my Father which is in heaven.
where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am
I in the midst of them.
came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin
against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but,
Until seventy times seven.
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain
king, which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him,
which owed him ten thousand talents.
forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be
sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment
to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and
loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants,
which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and
took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought
him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till
he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very
sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him,
O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because
thou desiredst me:
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant,
even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,
till he should pay all that was due unto him.
likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from
your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 120. Ad Dominum.
Ps 122. Laetatus sum.
Ps 123. Ad te levavi oculos
2 Kings 2:1-15
1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into
heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the
LORD hath sent me to Beth-el. And Elisha said unto him, As the
LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So
they went down to Beth-el.
3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Beth-el came forth
to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will
take away thy master from thy head today? And he said, Yea, I
know it; hold ye your peace.
4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee;
for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD
liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they
came to Jericho.
5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha,
and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away
thy master from thy head today? And he answered, Yea, I know
it; hold ye your peace.
6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the
LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth,
and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went
7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to
view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote
the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that
they two went over on dry ground.
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah
said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken
away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion
of thy spirit be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if
thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee;
but if not, it shall not be so.
11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that,
behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire,
and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind
12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the
chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no
more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and
went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote
the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when
he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither:
and Elisha went over.
15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho
saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.
And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground
1 Timothy 3:1-13
1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop,
he desireth a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant,
sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;
but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in
subjection with all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall
he take care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into
the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without;
lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not
given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the
office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober,
faithful in all things.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their
children and their own houses well.
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase
to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith
which is in Christ Jesus.
Ps 144. Benedictus Dominus.
1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought
can be withholden from thee.
is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I
uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which
I knew not.
4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee,
and declare thou unto me.
5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine
eye seeth thee.
6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto
Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled
against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken
of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams,
and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt
offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will
I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have
not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the
Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them:
the LORD also accepted Job.
1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings,
he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea
2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying
unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that
he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother,
and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore
God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing
of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts
suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it
was not so.
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except
it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery:
and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with
his wife, it is not good to marry.
11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying,
save they to whom it is given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their
mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs
of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs
for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive
it, let him receive it.
were there brought unto him little children, that he should put
his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,
to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
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