Scripture Reading for the
Common Calendar Year
(beginning January 1st)

August 13

Text taken from the
Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 35:22-28

22 This Thou hast seen, O LORD; 
keep not silence; O Lord, be not far from me. 
23 Stir up Thyself, and awake to my judgment, 
even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. 
24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Thy righteousness; 
and let them not rejoice over me. 
25 Let them not say in their hearts, "Ah, so would we have it!" 
Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up." 
26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at my hurt;
let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me. 

27 Let them shout for joy and be glad that favor my righteous cause; 
yea, let them say continually, "Let the LORD be magnified who hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servant." 
28 And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness 
and of Thy praise all the day long.

Luke 13:1-9

1 There were present at that season some who told Him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus answering said unto them,

"Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the other Galileans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, nay; but unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower of Siloam fell and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all other men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, nay; but unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."

6 He spoke also this parable:

"A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7 Then said he unto the keeper of his vineyard, `Behold, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down. Why cumbereth it the ground?' 8 And he answering said unto him, `Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig around it and dung it. 9 And if it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.'"

1 Timothy 4:12-16

12 Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in manner of living, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Until I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. 

15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself and unto the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and those who hear thee.

Isaiah 26:1-9

1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city;
salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open ye the gates,
that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee,
because he trusteth in Thee.
4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever,
for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.

5 For He bringeth down them that dwell on high;
the lofty city, He layeth it low;
He layeth it low, even to the ground;
He bringeth it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down,
even the feet of the poor and the steps of the needy."

7 The way of the just is uprightness;
Thou, Most Upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in the way of Thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for Thee;
the desire of our soul is to Thy name and to the remembrance of Thee.
9 With my soul have I desired Thee in the night;
yea, with my spirit within me will I seek Thee early;
for when Thy judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Words of Wisdom - Wisdom of Solomon 4:1

Better it is to have no children, and to have virtue; 
for the memorial thereof is immortal, because it is approved with God and with men.

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