Evening Prayer Readings
Saturday after Trinity 13

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 29


The Twenty-Ninth Psalm

Afferte Domino.


ASCRIBE unto the LORD, O ye mighty, * ascribe unto the LORD worship and strength.
 
Ascribe unto the LORD the honour due unto his Name; * worship the LORD with holy worship.
 
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; * it is the glorious God that maketh the thunder.
 
It is the LORD that ruleth the sea; the voice of the LORD is mighty in operation; * the voice of the LORD is a glorious voice.
 
The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedar-trees; * yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
 
He maketh them also to skip like a calf; * Lebanon also, and Sirion, like a young unicorn.
 
The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire; the voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; * yea, the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
 
The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to bring forth young, and strippeth bare the forests: * in his temple doth every thing speak of his honour.
 
The LORD sitteth above the water-flood, * and the LORD remaineth a King for ever.
 
The LORD shall give strength unto his people; * the LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace.


Psalm 30


The Thirtieth Psalm

Exaltabo te, Domine.


I WILL magnify thee, O LORD; for thou hast set me up, * and not made my foes to triumph over me.
 
O LORD my God, I cried unto thee; * and thou hast healed me.
 
Thou, LORD, hast brought my soul out of hell: * thou hast kept my life, that I should not go down into the pit.
 
Sing praises unto the LORD, O ye saints of his; * and give thanks unto him, for a remembrance of his holiness.
 
For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life; * heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
 
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed: * thou, LORD, of thy goodness, hast made my hill so strong.
 
Thou didst turn thy face from me, * and I was troubled.
 
Then cried I unto thee, O LORD; * and gat me to my LORD right humbly.
 
What profit is there in my blood, * when I go down into the pit?
 
Shall the dust give thanks unto thee? * or shall it declare thy truth?
 
Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me; * LORD, be thou my helper.
 
Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy; * thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness:
 
Therefore shall every good man sing of thy praise without ceasing. * O my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.



 

The First Lesson


Ecclesiasticus 19:4-18


He that is hasty to give credit is lightminded; and he that sinneth shall offend against his own soul. Whoso taketh pleasure in wickedness shall be condemned: but he that resisteth pleasures crowneth his life. He that can rule his tongue shall live without strife; and he that hateth babbling shall have less evil. Rehearse not unto another that which is told unto thee, and thou shalt fare never the worse. Whether it be to friend or foe, talk not of other men's lives; and if thou canst without offence, reveal them not. For he heard and observed thee, and when time cometh he will hate thee. If thou hast heard a word, let it die with thee; and be bold, it will not burst thee. A fool travaileth with a word, as a woman in labour of a child. As an arrow that sticketh in a man's thigh, so is a word within a fool's belly. Admonish a friend, it may be he hath not done it: and if he have done it, that he do it no more. Admonish thy friend, it may be he hath not said it: and if he have, that he speak it not again. Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, and believe not every tale. There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart; and who is he that hath not offended with his tongue? Admonish thy neighbour before thou threaten him; and not being angry, give place to the law of the most High. The fear of the Lord is the first step to be accepted [of him,] and wisdom obtaineth his love.



 

The Second Lesson

St. Matthew 4:12

Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.



 

The Collect

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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