- 1st Lectionary
- 2nd Lectionary
- The Epistle
- The Gospel
1"Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees which I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession
of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.
2In your observance of the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin upon you, you shall not add to what I command you nor subtract from it.
3You have seen with your own eyes what the LORD did at Baal-peor: the LORD, your God, destroyed from your midst everyone that followed the Baal of Peor;
4but you, who clung to the LORD, your God, are all alive today.
5Therefore, I teach you the statutes and decrees as the LORD, my God, has commanded me, that you may observe them in the land you are entering to occupy.
6Observe them carefully, for thus will you give evidence of your wisdom and intelligence to the nations, who will hear of all these
statutes and say, 'This great nation is truly a wise and intelligent people.'
7For what great nation is there that has gods so close to it as the LORD, our God, is to us whenever we call upon him?
8Or what great nation has statutes and decrees that are as just as this whole law which I am setting before you today?
9"However, take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your
memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to your children's children.
10There was the day on which you stood before the LORD, your God, at Horeb, and he said to me, 'Assemble the people for me; I will have
them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me as long as they live in the land and may so teach their children.'
1This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2In days to come, The mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations
shall stream toward it;
3many peoples shall come and say: "Come, let us climb the LORD'S mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, That he may instruct us in
his ways, and we may walk in his paths." For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4He shall judge between the nations, and impose terms on many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears
into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again.
5O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!
6You have abandoned your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with fortunetellers and soothsayers, like the Philistines;
they covenant with strangers.
7Their land is full of silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; Their land is full of horses, and there is no end to their chariots.
8Their land is full of idols; they worship the works of their hands, that which their fingers have made.
9But man is abased, each one brought low. (Do not pardon them!)
10Get behind the rocks, hide in the dust, From the terror of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty!
11The haughty eyes of man will be lowered, the arrogance of men will be abased, and the LORD alone will be exalted, on that day.
12For the LORD of hosts will have his day against all that is proud and arrogant, all that is high, and it will be brought low;
13Yes, against all the cedars of Lebanon and all the oaks of Bashan,
14Against all the lofty mountains and all the high hills,
15Against every lofty tower and every fortified wall,
16Against all the ships of Tarshish and all stately vessels.
17Human pride will be abased, the arrogance of men brought low, And the LORD alone will be exalted, on that day.
18The idols will perish forever.
19Men will go into caves in the rocks and into holes in the earth, From the terror of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he
arises to overawe the earth.
1 Corinthians 10:14-32
14Therefore, my beloved, avoid idolatry.
15I am speaking as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I am saying.
16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation
in the body of Christ?
17Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
18Look at Israel according to the flesh; are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar?
19So what am I saying? That meat sacrificed to idols is anything? Or that an idol is anything?
20No, I mean that what they sacrifice, (they sacrifice) to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to become participants with demons.
21You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and also the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and of the table of demons.
22Or are we provoking the Lord to jealous anger? Are we stronger than he?
23"Everything is lawful," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is lawful," but not everything builds up.
24No one should seek his own advantage, but that of his neighbor.
25Eat anything sold in the market, without raising questions on grounds of conscience,
26for "the earth and its fullness are the Lord's."
27If an unbeliever invites you and you want to go, eat whatever is placed before you, without raising questions on grounds of conscience.
28But if someone says to you, "This was offered in sacrifice," do not eat it on account of the one who called attention to it and on account of conscience;
29I mean not your own conscience, but the other's. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else's conscience?
30If I partake thankfully, why am I reviled for that over which I give thanks?
31So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
32Avoid giving offense, whether to Jews or Greeks or the church of God,
57"Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
58If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will
turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison.
59I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."
1At that time some people who were present there told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices.
2He said to them in reply, "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?
3By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!
4Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them - do you think they were more guilty than everyone else
who lived in Jerusalem?
5By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!"
6And he told them this parable: "There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit
on it but found none,
7he said to the gardener, 'For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. (So) cut it down.
Why should it exhaust the soil?'
8He said to him in reply, 'Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;
9it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.'"
10He was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath.
11And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.
12When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, "Woman, you are set free of your infirmity."
13He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.
14But the leader of the synagogue, indignant that Jesus had cured on the sabbath, said to the crowd in reply, "There are six days when
work should be done. Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day."
15The Lord said to him in reply, "Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering?
16This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day from this bondage?"
17When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated; and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him.