Evening Prayer Readings
Thursday after Trinity 9

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 21:1-6


The Twentieth-First Psalm

Domine, in virtute tua.


THE King shall rejoice in thy strength, O LORD; * exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation.
 
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, * and hast not denied him the request of his lips.
 
For thou shalt meet him with the blessings of goodness, * and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
 
He asked life of thee; and thou gavest him a long life, * even for ever and ever.
 
His honour is great in thy salvation; * glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.
 
For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity, * and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.
 

 
vs 7 And why? because the King putteth his trust in the LORD; * and in the mercy of the Most Highest he shall not miscarry.
 
All thine enemies shall feel thine hand; * thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee.
 
Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: * the LORD shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.
 
Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth, * and their seed from among the children of men.
 
For they intended mischief against thee, * and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.
 
Therefore shalt thou put them to flight, * and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.
 
Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength; * so will we sing, and praise thy power.


Psalm 24


The Twenty-Fourth Psalm

Domini est terra.


THE earth is the LORD'S, and all that therein is; * the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.
 
For he hath founded it upon the seas, * and stablished it upon the floods.
 
Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? * or who shall rise up in his holy place?
 
Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; * and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.
 
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, * and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
 
This is the generation of them that seek him; * even of them that seek thy face, O God of Jacob.
 
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; * and the King of glory shall come in.
 
Who is this King of glory? * It is the LORD strong and mighty, even the LORD mighty in battle.
 
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; * and the King of glory shall come in.
 
Who is this King of glory? * Even the LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.



 

The First Lesson


Micah 1:1-7a


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. 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. For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. 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. 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 not Jerusalem? 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. 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.



 

The Second Lesson

Romans 3:1-20

What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 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. But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 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. What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. 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. 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.



 

The Collect

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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