- 1st Lectionary
- 2nd Lectionary
- The Epistle
- The Gospel
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.'
11You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, which blazed to the very sky with fire and was enveloped in a dense black cloud.
12Then the LORD spoke to you from the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form; there was only a voice.
13He proclaimed to you his covenant, which he commanded you to keep: the ten commandments, which he wrote on two tablets of stone.
14The LORD charged me at that time to teach you the statutes and decrees which you are to observe over in the land you will occupy.
15"You saw no form at all on the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire. Be strictly on your guard, therefore,
16not to degrade yourselves by fashioning an idol to represent any figure, whether it be the form of a man or a woman,
17of any animal on the earth or of any bird that flies in the sky,
18of anything that crawls on the ground or of any fish in the waters under the earth.
19And when you look up to the heavens and behold the sun or the moon or any star among the heavenly hosts, do not be led astray into
adoring them and serving them. These the LORD, your God, has let fall to the lot of all other nations under the heavens;
20but you he has taken and led out of that iron foundry, Egypt, that you might be his very own people, as you are today.
21Since the LORD was angered against me on your account and swore that I should not cross the Jordan nor enter the good land which he is giving you as a heritage,
22I myself shall die in this country without crossing the Jordan; but you will cross over and take possession of that good land.
23Take heed, therefore, lest, forgetting the covenant which the LORD, your God, has made with you, you fashion for yourselves against his
command an idol in any form whatsoever.
24For the LORD, your God, is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
8Woe to you who join house to house, who connect field with field, Till no room remains, and you are left to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
9In my hearing the LORD of hosts has sworn: Many houses shall be in ruins, large ones and fine, with no one to live in them.
10Ten acres of vineyard shall yield but one liquid measure, And a homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.
11Woe to those who demand strong drink as soon as they rise in the morning, And linger into the night while wine inflames them!
12With harp and lyre, timbrel and flute, they feast on wine; But what the LORD does, they regard not, the work of his hands they see not.
13Therefore my people go into exile, because they do not understand; Their nobles die of hunger, and their masses are parched with thirst.
14Therefore the nether world enlarges its throat and opens its maw without limit; Down go their nobility and their masses, their throngs and their revelry.
15Men shall be abased, each one brought low, and the eyes of the haughty lowered,
16But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted by his judgment, and God the Holy shall be shown holy by his justice.
17Lambs shall graze there at pasture, and kids shall eat in the ruins of the rich.
18Woe to those who tug at guilt with cords of perversity, and at sin as if with cart ropes!
19To those who say, "Let him make haste and speed his work, that we may see it; On with the plan of the Holy One of Israel! let it come to pass, that we may know it!"
20Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who change darkness into light, and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet, and sweet into bitter!
21Woe to those who are wise in their own sight, and prudent in their own esteem!
22Woe to the champions at drinking wine, the valiant at mixing strong drink!
23To those who acquit the guilty for bribes, and deprive the just man of his rights!
24Therefore, as the tongue of fire licks up stubble, as dry grass shrivels in the flame, Even so their root shall become rotten and their
blossom scatter like dust; For they have spurned the law of the LORD of hosts, and scorned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25Therefore the wrath of the LORD blazes against his people, he raises his hand to strike them; When the mountains quake, their corpses
shall be like refuse in the streets. For all this, his wrath is not turned back, and his hand is still outstretched.
1 Corinthians 15:58-16:all
58Therefore, my beloved brothers, be firm, steadfast, always fully devoted to the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1Now in regard to the collection for the holy ones, you also should do as I ordered the churches of Galatia.
2On the first day of the week each of you should set aside and save whatever one can afford, so that collections will not be going on when I come.
3And when I arrive, I shall send those whom you have approved with letters of recommendation to take your gracious gift to Jerusalem.
4If it seems fitting that I should go also, they will go with me.
5I shall come to you after I pass through Macedonia (for I am going to pass through Macedonia),
6and perhaps I shall stay or even spend the winter with you, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go.
7For I do not wish to see you now just in passing, but I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
8I shall stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
9because a door has opened for me wide and productive for work, but there are many opponents.
10If Timothy comes, see that he is without fear in your company, for he is doing the work of the Lord just as I am.
11Therefore no one should disdain him. Rather, send him on his way in peace that he may come to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.
12Now in regard to our brother Apollos, I urged him strongly to go to you with the brothers, but it was not at all his will that he go now.
He will go when he has an opportunity.
13Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.
14Your every act should be done with love.
15I urge you, brothers - you know that the household of Stephanas is the firstfruits of Achaia and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the holy ones -
16be subordinate to such people and to everyone who works and toils with them.
17I rejoice in the arrival of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, because they made up for your absence,
18for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. So give recognition to such people.
19The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca together with the church at their house send you many greetings in the Lord.
20All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21I, Paul, write you this greeting in my own hand.
22If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Marana tha.
23The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.
22He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
23Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?" He answered them,
24"Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.
25After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, 'Lord, open the door for
us.' He will say to you in reply, 'I do not know where you are from.'
26And you will say, 'We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.'
27Then he will say to you, 'I do not know where (you) are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!'
28And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and
you yourselves cast out.
29And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.
30For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."
31At that time some Pharisees came to him and said, "Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you."
32He replied, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I accomplish my purpose.
33Yet I must continue on my way today, tomorrow, and the following day, for it is impossible that a prophet should die outside of Jerusalem.'
34"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together
as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling!
35Behold, your house will be abandoned. (But) I tell you, you will not see me until (the time comes when) you say, 'Blessed is he who
comes in the name of the Lord.'"