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9th Sunday After Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 200-203
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 115. Non nobis, Domine.
1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat
2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart,
and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face:
should I be inquired of at all by them?
4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the
Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his
idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity
before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer
him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because
they are all estranged from me through their idols.
6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away
your faces from all your abominations.
7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that
sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth
up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of
his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to inquire
of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:
8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him
a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of
my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing,
I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out
my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people
10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the
punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of
him that seeketh unto him;
11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither
be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that
they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by
the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to
walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that
ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel
in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which
know not God:
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter:
because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also
have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who
hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you:
for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all
Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more
11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business,
and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and
that ye may have lack of nothing.
In quo corrigit?
Proverbs 4:1-4, 20-27
1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend
to know understanding.
2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight
of my mother.
4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain
my words: keep my commandments, and live.
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst
of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues
24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put
far from thee.
25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight
26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the
sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience
the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who
for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners
against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you
as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of
the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every
son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons;
for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers,
then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected
us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in
subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own
pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of
no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous:
nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness
unto them which are exercised thereby.
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble
13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is
lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?
Ps 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?
1 Samuel 16:1-13
1 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for
Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill
thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite:
for I have provided me a king among his sons.
2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill
me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am
come to sacrifice to the LORD.
3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show thee what
thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name
4 And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem.
And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said,
Comest thou peaceably?
5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD:
sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he
sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on
Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.
the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on
the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the
LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the LORD looketh on the heart.
8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel.
And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath
the LORD chosen this.
10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel.
And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And
he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth
the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for
we will not sit down till he come hither.
12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal
of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD
said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the
midst of his brethren: and the spirit of the LORD came upon David
from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom
of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of
God cometh not with observation:
shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom
of God is within you.
22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye
shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye
shall not see it.
23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not
after them, nor follow them.
24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part
under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall
also the Son of man be in his day.
25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this
26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the
days of the Son of man.
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given
in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and
the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat,
they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire
and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his
stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and
he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
32 Remember Lot's wife.
33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever
shall lose his life shall preserve it.
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed;
the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,
and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and
the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said
unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be
Ps 4. Cum invocarem.
Ps 8. Domine, Dominus noster.
1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her
royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house,
over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal
throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.
2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing
in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the
king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand.
So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.
3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther?
and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half
of the kingdom.
4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the
king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared
5 Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may
do as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet
that Esther had prepared.
6 And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What
is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy
request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.
7 Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request
8 If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it
please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request,
let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare
for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king hath said.
9 Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart:
but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood
not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against
10 Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home,
he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.
11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude
of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted
him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants
of the king.
12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man
come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared
but myself; and tomorrow am I invited unto her also with the
13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai
the Jew sitting at the king's gate.
14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let
a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and tomorrow speak thou
unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou
in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased
Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated
unto the gospel of God,
2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of
the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to
the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience
to the faith among all nations, for his name:
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that
your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel
of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always
in my prayers;
10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have
a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual
gift, to the end ye may be established;
is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith
both of you and me.
13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes
I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might
have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both
to the wise, and to the unwise.
15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to
you that are at Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the
power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the
Jew first, and also to the Greek.
therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:
as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 5. Verba mea auribus.
1 Samuel 16:14-23
14 But the spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil
spirit from the LORD troubled him.
15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit
from God troubleth thee.
16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee,
to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it
shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee,
that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that
can play well, and bring him to me.
18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have
seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing,
and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters,
and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send
me David thy son, which is with the sheep.
20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine,
and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved
him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand
before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.
it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul,
that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was
refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint;
2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God,
neither regarded man:
3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him,
saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within
himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest
by her continual coming she weary me.
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night
unto him, though he bear long with them?
8 I tell
you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the
Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves
that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee,
and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank
thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers,
or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so
much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying,
God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather
than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be
abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Ps 16. Conserva me, Domine.
Ps 20. Exaudiat te Dominus.
1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to
bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read
before the king.
2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana
and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the
door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to
Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered
unto him, There is nothing done for him.
4 And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come
into the outward court of the king's house, to speak unto the
king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for
5 And the king's servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth
in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
6 So Haman
came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto
the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought
in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more
than to myself?
7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth
8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear,
and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal
which is set upon his head:
9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of
one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the
man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him
on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before
him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth
10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel
and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai
the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of
all that thou hast spoken.
11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai,
and brought him on horseback through the street of the city,
and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man
whom the king delighteth to honour.
12 And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted
to his house mourning, and having his head covered.
13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing
that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his
wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before
whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against
him, but shalt surely fall before him.
14 And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's
chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that
Esther had prepared.
1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that
judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself;
for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth
against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such
things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance
and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth
thee to repentance?
after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself
wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous
judgment of God;
will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory
and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth,
but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth
evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good,
to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without
law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by
not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers
of the law shall be justified.
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature
the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are
a law unto themselves:
15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their
conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean
while accusing or else excusing one another;)
16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus
Christ according to my gospel.
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Ps 9. Confitebor tibi.
1 Samuel 17:1-11
1 Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle,
and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah,
and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim.
2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and
pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against
3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and
Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a
valley between them.
4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines,
named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
5 And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed
with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand
shekels of brass.
6 And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of
brass between his shoulders.
7 And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his
spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing
a shield went before him.
8 And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said
unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am
not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man
for you, and let him come down to me.
9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we
be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him,
then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this
day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they
were dismayed, and greatly afraid.
15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch
them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children
to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom
17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom
of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall
I do to inherit eternal life?
19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is
good, save one, that is, God.
20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do
not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy
father and thy mother.
21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest
thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto
the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow
23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was
24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How
hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of
25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye,
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible
28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no
man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or
children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time,
and in the world to come life everlasting.
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
Ps 23. Dominus regit me.
1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.
2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the
banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall
be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed,
even to the half of the kingdom.
3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour
in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life
be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:
4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain,
and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen,
I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail
the king's damage.
5 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen,
Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to
6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman.
Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath
went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request
for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil
determined against him by the king.
8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place
of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon
Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also
before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth,
they covered Haman's face.
9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king,
Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made
for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the
house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.
10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for
Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and
makest thy boast of God,
18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more
excellent, being instructed out of the law;
19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind,
a light of them which are in darkness,
20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast
the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself?
thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou
commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit
23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the
law dishonourest thou God?
24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through
you, as it is written.
25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but
if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of
the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil
the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost
transgress the law?
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is
that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose
praise is not of men, but of God.
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Ps 10. Ut quid, Domine ?
1 Samuel 17:17-27
17 And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren
an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run
to the camp to thy brethren;
18 And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand,
and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the
valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.
20 And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep
with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him;
and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the
fight, and shouted for the battle.
21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array,
army against army.
22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the
carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.
23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion,
the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of
the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David
24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from
him, and were sore afraid.
25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is
come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be,
that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great
riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's
house free in Israel.
26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What
shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh
away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised
Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
27 And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So
shall it be done to the man that killeth him.
31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold,
we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the
prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be
mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the
third day he shall rise again.
34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying
was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho,
a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold
his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David,
have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him:
and when he was come near, he asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said,
Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying
God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
Ps 21.1-6 Domine, in virtute
1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the
days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he
saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein
is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from
his holy temple.
3 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will
come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys
shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that
are poured down a steep place.
5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins
of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is
it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they
6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and
as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof
into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces,
and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and
all the idols thereof will I lay desolate.
1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of
every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the
oracles of God.
3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make
the faith of God without effect?
4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as
it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings,
and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God,
what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I
speak as a man)
6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto
his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some
affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose
damnation is just.
9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we
have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become
unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they
have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith
to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped,
and all the world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be
justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
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Ps 22. Deus, Deus meus.
1 Samuel 17:28-40
28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the
men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said,
Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those
few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness
of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see
29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
30 And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the
same manner: and the people answered him again after the former
31 And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed
them before Saul: and he sent for him.
32 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of
him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this
Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he
a man of war from his youth.
34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep,
and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the
35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it
out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him
by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised
Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the
armies of the living God.
37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the
paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver
me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David,
Go, and the LORD be with thee.
38 And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet
of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.
39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed
to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I
cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put
them off him.
40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth
stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which
he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he
drew near to the Philistine.
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the
chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the
press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see
him: for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him,
and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for
today I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was
gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord,
the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken
any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this
house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which
Ps 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.
1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their
beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it
is in the power of their hand.
2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses,
and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even
a man and his heritage.
3 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family
do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks;
neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament
with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he
hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it
from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.
5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot
in the congregation of the LORD.
6 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall
not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
7 O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of
the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do
good to him that walketh uprightly?
8 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off
the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as
men averse from war.
9 The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant
houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.
10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it
is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying,
I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall
even be the prophet of this people.
12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely
gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the
sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they
shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.
13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and
have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their
king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ
unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is
in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith
in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission
of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he
might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works?
Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without
the deeds of the law.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles?
Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision
by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea,
we establish the law.
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Ps 18:1-20 Diligam te, Domine.
1 Samuel 17:41-51
41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the
man that bare the shield went before him.
42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained
him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou
comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by
44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give
thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with
a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee
in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel,
whom thou hast defied.
46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I
will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give
the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the
fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all
the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not
with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will
give you into our hands.
48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and
drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the
army to meet the Philistine.
49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone,
and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that
the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to
50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with
a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was
no sword in the hand of David.
51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took
his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him,
and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw
their champion was dead, they fled.
11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable,
because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that
the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country
to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds,
and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him,
saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received
the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto
him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much
every man had gained by trading.
16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten
17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou
hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over
18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five
19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound,
which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest
up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not
22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge
thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere
man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not
23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that
at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound,
and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be
given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be
taken away from him.
27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign
over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up
Ps 84. Quam dilecta!
1 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes
of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?
2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin
from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;
3 Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from
off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces,
as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.
4 Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them:
he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have
behaved themselves ill in their doings.
5 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people
err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that
putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against
6 Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a
vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine;
and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall
be dark over them.
7 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded:
yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer
8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and
of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression,
and to Israel his sin.
1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining
to the flesh, hath found?
2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to
glory; but not before God.
3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it
was counted unto him for righteousness.
4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace,
but of debt.
5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth
the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto
whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or
upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned
to Abraham for righteousness.
10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or
in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness
of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might
be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised;
that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the
circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith
of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
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