Scripture Reading for
The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar
14 And He was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass when the devil had gone out, the dumb one spoke; and the people wondered. 15 But some of them said, "He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils." 16 And others, testing Him, sought from Him a sign from Heaven. 17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said unto them,
27 And it came to pass, as He spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice and said unto Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore Thee and the breasts which Thou hast sucked." 28 But He said,
2 Thessalonians 3:1-12
1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified, even as it is with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all men have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and keep you from evil. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that ye both do, and will do, the things which we command you. 5 And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother who walketh disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how ye ought to follow us, for we did not behave disorderly among you; 8 neither did we eat any man's bread for naught, but wrought with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you, 9 not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an example unto you to follow us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you: that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some among you who walk disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now those who are such, we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ that they work with quietness and eat their own bread.
1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. 2 And it was told the house of David, saying, "Syria is confederate with Ephraim." And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, "Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou and Shearjashub [that is, The remnant shall return], thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the Fuller's Field, 4 and say unto him: `Take heed, and be quiet. Fear not, neither be fainthearted at the two tails of these smoking firebrands -- at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, 6 "Let us go up against Judah and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeel," 7 thus saith the Lord GOD: It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass. 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. 9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.'"
10 Moreover the LORD spoke again unto Ahaz, saying, 11 "Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above." 12 But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD." 13 And Isaiah said, "Hear ye now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. 15 Butter and honey shall He eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings. 17 The LORD shall bring upon thee and upon thy people and upon thy father's house days that have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah: even the king of Assyria."
Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 21:30
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