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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 191-192
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant,
when they contended with me;
then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what
shall I answer him?
15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not
one fashion us in the womb?
16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused
the eyes of the widow to fail;
17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath
not eaten thereof;
18 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father,
and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without
20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed
with the fleece of my sheep;
21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I
saw my help in the gate:
let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken
from the bone.
23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason
of his highness I could not endure.
24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold,
Thou art my confidence;
25 If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine
hand had gotten much;
26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in
27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath
kissed my hand:
28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for
I should have denied the God that is above.
1 Corinthians 13
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have
not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all
mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so
that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though
I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not
easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they
shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether
there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is
in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a
child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away
now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now
I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity.
Ps 112. Beatus vir.
Ps 113. Laudate, pueri.
1 Samuel 20:1-7, 12-42
1 And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before
Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is
my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?
2 And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold,
my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he
will show it me: and why should my father hide this thing from
me? it is not so.
David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth
that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not
Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD
liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me
4 Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth,
I will even do it for thee.
5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, tomorrow is the new moon,
and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me
go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at
6 If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked
leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there
is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
7 If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but
if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by
12 And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I
have sounded my father about tomorrow any time, or the third
day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send
not unto thee, and show it thee;
13 The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please
my father to do thee evil, then I will show it thee, and send
thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the LORD be with
thee, as he hath been with my father.
14 And thou shalt not only while yet I live show me the kindness
of the LORD, that I die not:
15 But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house
for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David
every one from the face of the earth.
16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying,
Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.
17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved
him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
18 Then Jonathan said to David, Tomorrow is the new moon: and
thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.
19 And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down
quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself
when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone
20 And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though
I shot at a mark.
21 And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows.
If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this
side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to
thee, and no hurt; as the LORD liveth.
22 But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are
beyond thee; go thy way: for the LORD hath sent thee away.
23 And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of,
behold, the LORD be between thee and me for ever.
24 So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was
come, the king sat him down to eat meat.
25 And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon
a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's
side, and David's place was empty.
26 Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought,
Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not
27 And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day
of the month, that David's place was empty: and Saul said unto
Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat,
neither yesterday, nor today?
28 And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of
me to go to Bethlehem:
29 And he said, Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hath a
sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded me to
be there: and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let
me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he cometh
not unto the king's table.
30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said
unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I
know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion,
and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?
31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou
shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send
and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.
32 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him,
Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?
33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan
knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.
34 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did
eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for
David, because his father had done him shame.
35 And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out
into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little
lad with him.
36 And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which
I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
37 And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which
Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, Is
not the arrow beyond thee?
38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay
not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his
39 But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew
40 And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad, and said unto
him, Go, carry them to the city.
41 And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place
toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed
himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one
with another, until David exceeded.
42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have
sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be
between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever.
And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.
1 Peter 1:17-25
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons
judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your
sojourning here in fear:
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible
things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received
by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the
dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through
the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love
one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower
of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth
the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word
which by the gospel is preached unto you.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 48. Magnus Dominus.
1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came
to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses'
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this
Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give
to them, even to the children of Israel.
3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that
have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river,
the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the
great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the
days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee:
I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt
thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their
fathers to give them.
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded
thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that
thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt
meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt
make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not
afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with
thee whithersoever thou goest.
10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare
you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan,
to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth
you to possess it.
12 And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the
tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,
13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded
you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath
given you this land.
14 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain
in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye
shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of
valour, and help them;
15 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given
you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your
God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession,
and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD'S servant gave you on this
side Jordan toward the sunrising.
16 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest
us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.
17 According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will
we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as
he was with Moses.
he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken
unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put
to death: only be strong and of a good courage.
42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place:
and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him,
that he should not depart from them.
43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to
other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to
hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were
gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and
prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And
he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out
into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all
the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I
will let down the net.
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude
of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other
ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and
filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart
from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught
of the fishes which they had taken:
10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which
were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not;
from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook
all, and followed him.
Ps 42. Quemadmodum.
Ps 43. Judica me, Deus.
Ezra 7:1, 6-16, 25-28
1 Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of
Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son
6 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in
the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and
the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of
the LORD his God upon him.
7 And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the
priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and
the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes
8 And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the
seventh year of the king.
9 For upon the first day of the first month began he to go up
from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month came he
to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him.
10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD,
and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
11 Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes
gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words
of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel.
12 Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe
of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a
13 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and
of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of
their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.
14 Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors,
to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law
of thy God which is in thine hand;
15 And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors
have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation
is in Jerusalem,
16 And all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the
province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people,
and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their
God which is in Jerusalem:
25 And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine
hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people
that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God;
and teach ye them that know them not.
26 And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law
of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether
it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods,
or to imprisonment.
27 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath put such
a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of
the LORD which is in Jerusalem:
28 And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellors,
and before all the king's mighty princes. And I was strengthened
as the hand of the LORD my God was upon me, and I gathered together
out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
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.
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
18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified
God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 49. Audite haec, omnes.
1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from
Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel,
and lodged there before they passed over.
2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went
through the host;
3 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark
of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites
bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after
4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand
cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the
way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.
5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow
the LORD will do wonders among you.
6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark
of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took
up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.
13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet
of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all
the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters
of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from
above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
14 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents,
to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant
before the people;
15 And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the
feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim
of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time
16 That the waters which came down from above stood and rose
up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan:
and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the
salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over
right against Jericho.
17 And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD
stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the
Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were
passed clean over Jordan.
And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a
man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought
him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will:
be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and show thyself
to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses
commanded, for a testimony unto them.
15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and
great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him
of their infirmities.
16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching,
that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by,
which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and
Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy:
and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before
19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring
him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop,
and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst
20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins
are forgiven thee.
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying,
Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins,
but God alone?
22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said
unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to
say, Rise up and walk?
24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth
to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say
unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon
he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled
with fear, saying, We have seen strange things today.
Ps 50. Deus deorum.
Ezra 8:15a, 21-23, 31-36
15 And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to
Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days:
21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that
we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right
way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers
and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because
we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon
all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath
is against all them that forsake him.
23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was entreated
31 Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day
of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our
God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy,
and of such as lay in wait by the way.
32 And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.
33 Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the
vessels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth
the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son
of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and
Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites;
34 By number and by weight of every one: and all the weight was
written at that time.
35 Also the children of those that had been carried away, which
were come out of the captivity, offered burnt offerings unto
the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety and
six rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve he goats for a sin
offering: all this was a burnt offering unto the LORD.
36 And they delivered the king's commissions unto the king's
lieutenants, and to the governors on this side the river: and
they furthered the people, and the house of God.
19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution
that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus,
and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when
they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching
the Lord Jesus.
21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number
believed, and turned unto the Lord.
22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church
which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he
should go as far as Antioch.
when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted
them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the
24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith:
and much people was added unto the Lord.
25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And
it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves
with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were
called Christians first in Antioch.
27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified
by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all
the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.
29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined
to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands
of Barnabas and Saul.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 57. Miserere mei, Deus.
1 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed
over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,
2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a
3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst
of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm,
twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave
them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.
4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of
the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the
LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every
man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number
of the tribes of the children of Israel:
this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their
fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?
7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut
off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed
over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones
shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.
8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and
took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD
spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the
children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the
place where they lodged, and laid them down there.
27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican,
named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto
him, Follow me.
he left all, rose up, and followed him.
29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there
was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down
30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples,
saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need
not a physician; but they that are sick.
32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast
often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees;
but thine eat and drink?
34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber
fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken
away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece
of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new
maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth
not with the old.
no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will
burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new:
for he saith, The old is better.
Ps 61. Exaudi, Deus.
Ps 62. Nonne Deo?
1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to
pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in
Shushan the palace,
2 That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of
Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped,
which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
3 And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity
there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the
wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof
are burned with fire.
4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down
and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before
the God of heaven,
5 And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and
terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love
him and observe his commandments:
6 Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou
mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee
now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants,
and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have
sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned.
7 We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept
the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which
thou commandest thy servant Moses.
8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy
servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad
among the nations:
9 But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them;
though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of
the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring
them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
10 Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast
redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.
11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to
the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants,
who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant
this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I
was the king's cupbearer.
1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands
to vex certain of the church.
2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further
to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and
delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending
after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without
ceasing of the church unto God for him.
6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night
Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains:
and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light
shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised
him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from
8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy
sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment
about thee, and follow me.
9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was
true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came
unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to
them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through
one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of
a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered
me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of
the people of the Jews.
12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house
of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many
were gathered together praying.
13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came
to hearken, named Rhoda.
14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for
gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed
that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the
door, and saw him, they were astonished.
17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace,
declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison.
And he said, Go show these things unto James, and to the brethren.
And he departed, and went into another place.
18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the
soldiers, what was become of Peter.
19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined
the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death.
And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.
20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon:
but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus
the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their
country was nourished by the king's country.
21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon
his throne, and made an oration unto them.
22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a
god, and not of a man.
immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave
not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the
24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
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Ps 63. Deus, Deus meus.
Joshua 6:1-7, 11, 14-20
1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of
Israel: none went out, and none came in.
2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine
hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round
about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets
of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city
seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast
with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet,
all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of
the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up
every man straight before him.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto
them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests
bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.
7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city,
and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.
11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it
once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned
into the camp: so they did six days.
15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early
about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the
same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the
city seven times.
16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests
blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for
the LORD hath given you the city.
17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are
therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and
all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers
that we sent.
18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing,
lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed
thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron,
are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury
of the LORD.
20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets:
and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet,
and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell
down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man
straight before him, and they took the city.
1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first,
that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked
the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that
which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as
this, what David did, when himself was an hungered, and they
which were with him.
4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the
showbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it
is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of
6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered
into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right
hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would
heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against
8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the
withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he
arose and stood forth.
9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it
lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save
life, or to destroy it?
10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man,
Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored
whole as the other.
they were filled with madness; and communed one with another
what they might do to Jesus.
Ps 65. Te decet hymnus.
1 And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year
of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took
up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime
sad in his presence.
the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou
art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then
I was very sore afraid,
3 And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should
not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers'
sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with
4 Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request?
So I prayed to the God of heaven.
5 And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy
servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send
me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that
I may build it.
6 And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,)
For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return?
So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
7 Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters
be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may
convey me over till I come into Judah;
8 And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that
he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace
which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city,
and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted
me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.
25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had
fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname
1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets
and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger,
and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with
Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost
said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I
have called them.
3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on
them, they sent them away.
4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto
Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God
in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their
6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found
a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus:
7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a
prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to
hear the word of God.
8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation)
withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy
Ghost, set his eyes on him,
10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, thou child
of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not
cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou
shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately
there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking
some to lead him by the hand.
12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being
astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
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Ps 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and
Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest
the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning
me and thee in Kadesh-barnea.
7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent
me from Kadesh-barnea to espy out the land; and I brought him
word again as it was in mine heart.
8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart
of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon
thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's
for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.
10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said,
these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word
unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness:
and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses
sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now,
for war, both to go out, and to come in.
12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake
in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were
there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the
LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out,
as the LORD said.
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh
Hebron for an inheritance.
14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of
Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly
followed the LORD God of Israel.
15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba; which Arba
was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from
12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a
mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and
of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother,
James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called
16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which
also was the traitor.
17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the
company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out
of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and
Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were
the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue
out of him, and healed them all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed
be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed
are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall
separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and
cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your
reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers
unto the prophets.
24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your
25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto
you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so
did their fathers to the false prophets.
Ps 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.
9 Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them
the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army
and horsemen with me.
10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite,
heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come
a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.
12 And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither
told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem:
neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode
13 And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before
the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of
Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were
consumed with fire.
14 Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's
pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me
15 Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall,
and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so
16 And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither
had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to
the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.
17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in,
how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with
fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we
be no more a reproach.
18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon
me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And
they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their
hands for this good work.
19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the
Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to
scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye
do? will ye rebel against the king?
20 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven,
he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and
build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
13 Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came
to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned
14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in
Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and
after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the
synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye
have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men
of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted
the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt,
and with an high arm brought he them out of it.
18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners
in the wilderness.
19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan,
he divided their land to them by lot.
20 And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of
four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them
Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space
of forty years.
22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David
to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I
have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart,
which shall fulfil all my will.
23 Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised
unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism
of repentance to all the people of Israel.
25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that
I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose
shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 73. Quam bonus Israel!
Joshua 23:1-3, 11-16
1 And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given
rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua
waxed old and stricken in age.
2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and for their elders, and
for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers,
and said unto them, I am old and stricken in age:
3 And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto
all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God is he
that hath fought for you.
11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the
LORD your God.
12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant
of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall
make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive
out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares
and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in
your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the
LORD your God hath given you.
14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth:
and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not
one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your
God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and
not one thing hath failed thereof.
it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon
you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD
bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from
off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God,
which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods,
and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD
be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off
the good land which he hath given unto you.
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good
to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also
the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take
thy coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh
away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for
sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank
have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank
have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for
nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be
the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful
and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye
shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed
down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into
your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it
shall be measured to you again.
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto
the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.
7 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the
Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the
walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began
to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
8 And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against
Jerusalem, and to hinder it.
9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch
against them day and night, because of them.
10 And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is
decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to
build the wall.
11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see,
till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause
the work to cease.
12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them
came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye
shall return unto us they will be upon you.
13 Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on
the higher places, I even set the people after their families
with their swords, their spears, and their bows.
14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to
the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of
them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight
for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives,
and your houses.
15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known
unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we
returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
16 And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of
my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held
both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons;
and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.
17 They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens,
with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought
in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
18 For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side,
and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
19 And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the
rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated
upon the wall, one far from another.
what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort
ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.
21 So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears
from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
22 Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let every
one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night
they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day.
23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men
of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes,
saving that every one put them off for washing.
26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever
among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because
they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are
read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning
28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired
they Pilate that he should be slain.
29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they
took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.
30 But God raised him from the dead:
31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from
Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise
which was made unto the fathers,
33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that
he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second
psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now
no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will
give you the sure mercies of David.
35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.
36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will
of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw
37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through
this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things,
from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
40 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken
of in the prophets;
ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your
days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man
declare it unto you.
42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles
besought that these words might be preached to them the next
43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews
and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking
to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
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