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

August 4

Text taken from the
Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
(New Authorized VersionTM NAVTM)

The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 28

1 Unto Thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me,
lest, if Thou be silent, I become like them that go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto Thee,
when I lift up my hands toward the oracle of Thy sanctuary.

3 Draw me not away with the wicked and with the workers of iniquity,
who speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.
4 Give to them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavors;
give to them according to the work of their hands; render to them their deserts.
5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of His hands,
He shall destroy them and not build them up.

6 Blessed be the LORD,
because He hath heard the voice of my supplications!
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth,
and with my song will I praise Him.

8 The LORD is their strength,
and He is the saving strength of His anointed.
9 Save the people, and bless Thine inheritance;
feed them also, and lift them up forever.

Luke 11:1-13

1 And it came to pass that as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said unto Him, "Lord, teach us to pray as John also taught his disciples." 2 And He said unto them,

"When ye pray, say:
Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done, as in Heaven, so on earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil."

5 And He said unto them,

"Which of you shall have a friend and shall go unto him at midnight and say unto him, `Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him'; 7 and he from within shall answer and say, `Trouble me not; the door is now shut and my children are with me in bed, and I cannot rise and give to thee'? 8 I say unto you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. 9 And I say unto you: ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11 "If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the holy Spirit to them that ask Him?"

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you for salvation, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, 14 whereunto He called you by our Gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold to the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle. 

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God even our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

Isaiah 6

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. 2 Above it stood the seraphims; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried unto another and said,

"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
the whole earth is full of His glory."

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 Then said I, "Woe is me! For I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts."

6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. 7 And he laid it upon my mouth and said, "Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged." 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then said I, "Here am I. Send me!"

9 And He said, "Go, and tell this people:

"'Hear ye indeed, but understand not;
and see ye indeed, but perceive not.'
10 Make the heart of this people fat,
and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes;
lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart, and convert and be healed."
11 Then said I, "Lord, how long?" And He answered, "Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man,
and the land be utterly desolate,
12 and the LORD have removed men far away,
and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

13 "But yet in it shall be a tenth,
and it shall return and shall be eaten,
as a teil tree and as an oak whose substance is in them when they cast their leaves:
so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof."

Words of Wisdom - Jeremiah 32:38-40

And they shall be My people, and I will be their God; and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me for ever, for the good of them and of their children after them. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from Me. 

Home - Daily Scripture Readings - Overview - Bible Preface - Examples - Search the Bible - Word Comparisons - Reviews - Poster - Order Form - Copyright

Copyright 1998-2009 Deuel Enterprises, Inc.

For more information contact:
E-mail: TMB@TMBible.com
Phone: 1-800-225-5521 or 1-605-272-5575
Fax: 1-605-272-5306

Address standard mail to:
Third Millennium Publications
a division of Deuel Enterprises, Inc.
PO Box 40 - 1111 N Coteau Street
Gary, SD 57237 USA