Scripture Reading for the
Common Calendar Year
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April 13

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 91

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress;
my God, in Him will I trust."
3 Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler
and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust;
His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night,
nor of the arrow that flieth by day,
6 nor of the pestilence that walketh in darkness,
nor of the destruction that layeth waste at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand,
but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold
and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, who is my refuge,
even the Most High, thy habitation,
10 there shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For He shall give His angels charge over thee
to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder;
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample underfoot.

14 "Because he hath set his love upon Me,
therefore will I deliver him;
I will set him on high,
because he hath known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him,
and show him My salvation."

Mark 1:9-13 

9 And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him. 11 And there came a voice from Heaven, saying, "THOU ART MY BELOVED SON, IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED." 

12 And immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness. 13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto Him.

1 Corinthians 7:12-24 

12 But to the rest I speak (not the Lord): if any brother hath a wife who believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 13 And the woman who hath a husband who believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband. Else your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbelieving spouse depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases, for God hath called us to peace. 16 For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? Or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? 

17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all churches. 18 Is any man called, being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called, being uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God. 20 Let every man abide in the same calling as when he was called. 21 Art thou a servant when called? Be not concerned; but if thou mayest be made free, then make use of it. 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. 23 Ye are bought with a price; be ye not the servants of men. 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

Judges 5:1-9, 12-13, & 24-31

1 Then sang Deborah and Barak, the son of Abinoam, on that day, saying:

2 "Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel,
when the people willingly offered themselves.

3 "Hear, O ye kings;
give ear, O ye princes.
I, even I, will sing unto the LORD;
I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.

4 "LORD, when Thou wentest out of Seir,
when Thou marched out of the field of Edom,
the earth trembled and the heavens dropped,
the clouds also dropped water.
5 The mountains melted from before the LORD,
even that Sinai, from before the LORD God of Israel.

6 "In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael,
the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways.
7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel,
until I, Deborah, arose, I arose a mother in Israel.
8 They chose new gods; then was war in the gates.
Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel that offered themselves willingly among the people.
Bless ye the LORD.

12 "Awake, awake, Deborah!
Awake, awake, utter a song!
Arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive,
thou son of Abinoam.

13 "Then He made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people;
the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty.

24 "Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be;
blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
25 He asked water, and she gave him milk;
she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
26 She put her hand to the nail,
and her right hand to the workmen's hammer.
And with the hammer she smote Sisera;
she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
27 At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down; at her feet he bowed, he fell;
where he bowed, there he fell down dead.

28 "The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice:
'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the wheels of his chariots?'
29 Her wise ladies answered her,
yea, she returned answer to herself:
30 'Have they not sped?
Have they not divided the prey:
to every man a damsel or two,
to Sisera a prey of divers colors, a prey of divers colors of needlework,
of divers colors of needlework on both sides,
meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?'

31 "So let all Thine enemies perish, O LORD!
But let them that love Him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might."

And the land had rest forty years.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 12:4 

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, 
but she that causeth shame is rottenness in his bones.

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