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Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 223-224
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye
say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is
it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully
before the LORD of hosts?
15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness
are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another:
and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance
was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that
thought upon his name.
17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day
when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth
his own son that serveth him.
18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and
the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth
behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the
proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the
day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts,
that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise
with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up
as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes
under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this,
saith the LORD of hosts.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even
the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any
means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are
subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are
written in heaven.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee,
O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these
things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto
babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth
who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the
Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed
are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired
to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and
to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Ps 139. Domine, probasti.
1 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed
the children of Israel before his death.
2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir
unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with
ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law
3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and
they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
26 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon
the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting
arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and
shall say, Destroy them.
28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob
shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall
drop down dew.
art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by
the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy
excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee;
and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to
them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in
Jesus Christ, and called:
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and
exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which
was once delivered unto the saints.
there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old
ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace
of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God,
and our Lord Jesus Christ.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before
of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last
time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy
faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy
of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating
even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to
present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion
and power, both now and ever. Amen.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 63. Deus, Deus meus.
Ps 64. Exaudi, Deus.
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel,
and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God
9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly
reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the
gleanings of thy harvest.
10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou
gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for
the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.
11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one
12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou
profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the
wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night
until the morning.
14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before
the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.
15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not
respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the
mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people:
neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour:
I am the LORD.
17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt
in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children
of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself:
I am the LORD.
1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the
saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops
2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with
your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because
I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in
the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers
of my grace.
8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the
bowels of Jesus Christ.
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more
in knowledge and in all judgment;
10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may
be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by
Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Ps 56. Miserere mei, Deus.
Ps 57. Miserere mei, Deus.
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee,
but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to
love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and
with all thy soul,
13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which
I command thee this day for thy good?
14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S
thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and
he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as
it is this day.
therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a
great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons,
nor taketh reward:
18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow,
and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the
land of Egypt.
20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and
to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee
these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons;
and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven
11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked
him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto
him, Thou sayest.
12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he
13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things
they witness against thee?
14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor
15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the
people a prisoner, whom they would.
16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto
them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus
which is called Christ?
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto
him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for
I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that
they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain
will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which
is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they
cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather
a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before
the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just
person: see ye to it.
answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on
26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged
Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 68:1-19. Exsurgat Deus.
26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye
use enchantment, nor observe times.
27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt
thou mar the corners of thy beard.
28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead,
nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore;
lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am
31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after
wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face
of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex
34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you
as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for
ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in
weight, or in measure.
36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin,
shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out
of the land of Egypt.
37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments,
and do them: I am the LORD.
12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things
which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance
of the gospel;
13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace,
and in all other places;
14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by
my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of
one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to
add affliction to my bonds:
17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence
of the gospel.
18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence,
or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea,
and will rejoice.
19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your
prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing
I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so
now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be
by life, or by death.
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour:
yet what I shall choose I wot not.
23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart,
and to be with Christ; which is far better:
24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and
continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for
me by my coming to you again.
Ps 67. Deus misereatur.
Ps 84. Quam dilecta!
1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams,
and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee,
saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known,
and let us serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that
dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know
whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with
all your soul.
4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep
his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him,
and cleave unto him.
5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to
death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD
your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed
you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way
which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou
put the evil away from the midst of thee.
6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter,
or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own
soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other
gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you,
nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the
earth even unto the other end of the earth;
8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither
shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt
thou conceal him:
9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon
him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because
he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more
any such wickedness as this is among you.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common
hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had plaited a crown of thorns, they put it upon
his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee
before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on
31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off
from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by
name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that
is to say, a place of a skull,
34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when
he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots:
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They
parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast
36 And sitting down they watched him there;
set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE
KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the
right hand, and another on the left.
39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest
it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come
down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes
and elders, said,
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King
of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will
43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have
him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the
same in his teeth.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever
he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn
in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall
surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him
3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off
from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto
Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from
the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him
5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family,
and will cut him off, and all that go a-whoring after him, to
commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits,
and after wizards, to go a-whoring after them, I will even set
my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his
yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your
8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which
27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of
Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I
may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with
one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to
them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation,
and that of God.
29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only
to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear
to be in me.
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort
of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind.
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on
the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a
name which is above every name:
at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven,
and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in
my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your
own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among
whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the
day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of
your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
Ps 72. Deus, judicium.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within
any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy
thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend
him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying,
The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine
eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought;
and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved
when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD
thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou
puttest thine hand unto.
11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore
I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto
thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be
sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh
year thou shalt let him go free from thee.
13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not
let him go away empty:
14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out
of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the
LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land
of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command
thee this thing today.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land
unto the ninth hour.
about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli,
Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast
thou forsaken me?
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said,
This man calleth for Elias.
48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled
it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come
to save him.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded
up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from
the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints
which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went
into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus,
saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared
greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed
Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James
and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 74. Ut quid, Deus?
23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine;
for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption
for the land.
25 If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his
possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall
he redeem that which his brother sold.
26 And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be able
to redeem it;
27 Then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore
the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; that he may return
unto his possession.
28 But if he be not able to restore it to him, then that which
is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it until
the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it shall go out, and
he shall return unto his possession.
29 And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then
he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within
a full year may he redeem it.
30 And if it be not redeemed within the space of a full year,
then the house that is in the walled city shall be established
for ever to him that bought it throughout his generations: it
shall not go out in the jubilee.
31 But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about
them shall be counted as the fields of the country: they may
be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee.
19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto
you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for
all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father,
he hath served with me in the gospel.
23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall
see how it will go with me.
24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my
brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your
messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because
that ye had heard that he had been sick.
27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy
on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have
sorrow upon sorrow.
28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see
him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold
such in reputation:
for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding
his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
Ps 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.
14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt
say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that
are about me;
15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD
thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou
set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee,
which is not thy brother.
16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the
people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply
horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth
return no more that way.
17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart
turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver
18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom,
that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that
which is before the priests the Levites:
19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the
days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God,
to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn
not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the
left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom,
he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea,
named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate
commanded the body to be delivered.
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean
60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in
the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre,
61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting
over against the sepulchre.
62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation,
the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he
was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the
third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away,
and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last
error shall be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make
it as sure as ye can.
66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone,
and setting a watch.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 69. 1-22, 30-37 Salvum me
1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you
up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone
in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am
3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do
4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall
yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their
5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage
shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread
to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and
none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of
the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before
you by the sword.
8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you
shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall
before you by the sword.
9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and
multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because
of the new.
11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall
not abhor you.
12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall
be my people.
13 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the
land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have
broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same
things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is
2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit,
and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other
man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh,
5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the
tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the
law, a Pharisee;
6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness
which is in the law, blameless.
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency
of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered
the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which
is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ,
the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and
the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already
perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for
which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even
this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk
by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which
walk so as ye have us for an example.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell
you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose
glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look
for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like
unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is
able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Ps 80. Qui regis Israel.
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst
of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in
Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again
the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire
any more, that I die not.
17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which
they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren,
like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall
speak unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken
unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require
it of him.
20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my
name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall
speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word
which the LORD hath not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing
follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD
hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously:
thou shalt not be afraid of him.
1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first
day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of
the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the
stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye:
for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the
place where the Lord lay.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from
the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there
shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and
great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them,
saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and
said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that
they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 79. Deus, venerunt.
And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary
28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even
I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of
your daughters shall ye eat.
30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images,
and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my
soul shall abhor you.
31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries
unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet
32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies
which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out
a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your
34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth
desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the
land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did
not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
36 And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness
into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound
of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing
from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a
sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand
before your enemies.
38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your
enemies shall eat you up.
39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity
in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers
shall they pine away with them.
40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of
their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against
me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought
them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised
hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of
42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant
with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember;
and I will remember the land.
1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy
and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the
same mind in the Lord.
3 And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women
which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and
with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there
be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and
heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your
care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful,
but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every
where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to
be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate
with my affliction.
15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the
gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated
with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound
to your account.
18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of
Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of
a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches
in glory by Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are
with me greet you.
22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Ps 65. Te decet hymnus.
But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and
rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and
fleeth into one of these cities:
12 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence,
and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he
13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the
guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with
14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they
of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit
in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity,
or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two
witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter
16 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against
him that which is wrong;
17 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall
stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which
shall be in those days;
18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold,
if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely
against his brother;
19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done
unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among
20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth
commit no more any such evil among you.
thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for
eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into
the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that
12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken
counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him
away while we slept.
14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade
him, and secure you.
15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this
saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain
where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and,
lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
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