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

August 31

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 52

1 Why boastest thou in thine own mischief, O mighty man?
The goodness of God endureth continually.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3 Thou lovest evil more than good, and lying rather than speaking righteousness.
4 Thou lovest all devouring words,
O thou deceitful tongue.

5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever;
He shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living.

6 The righteous also shall see this and fear, and shall laugh at him:
7 "Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his own wickedness."

8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9 I will praise Thee for ever, because Thou hast done it,
and I will wait on Thy name, for it is good before Thy saints.

Luke 18:31-43

31 Then He took unto Him the twelve and said unto them, "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man shall be accomplished. 32 For He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked and spitefully treated and spit upon; 33 and they shall scourge Him and put Him to death, and the third day He shall rise again."

34 And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hidden from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

35 And it came to pass that as He was coming nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging. 36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. 37 And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38 And he cried, saying, "Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39 And those who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace, but he cried out all the more, "Thou Son of David, have mercy on me!" 40 And Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought unto Him. And when he had come near, He asked him, 41 saying,

"What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?"

And he said, "Lord, that I may receive my sight." 42 And Jesus said unto him,

"Receive thy sight; thy faith hath saved thee."

43 And immediately he received his sight and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

Titus 1:10-16

10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the Circumcision, 11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not for the sake of filthy lucre. 12 One among themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, "The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, slothful gluttons." 13 This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 14 not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure, all things are pure; but unto those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God, but in their works they deny Him, being abominable and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Isaiah 65:17-25

17 "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in My people;
and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days,
nor an old man that hath not filled his days;
for the child shall die a hundred years old;
but the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 And they shall build houses and inhabit them;
and they shall plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for as the days of a tree are the days of My people,
and Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble;
for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer;
and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock; and dust shall be the serpent's meat.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain," saith the LORD."

Words of Wisdom - Wisdom of Solomon 6:21

If your delight be then in thrones and scepters, O ye kings of the people, 
honor wisdom, that ye may reign for evermore.

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