Scripture Reading for the
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December 14  

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 135

1 Praise ye the LORD, praise ye the name of the LORD!
Praise Him, O ye servants of the LORD!
2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD,
in the courts of the house of our God,
3 praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
sing praises unto His name, for it is pleasant.
4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob for Himself,
and Israel for His peculiar treasure.

5 For I know that the LORD is great,
and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did He in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and in all deep places.
7 He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth the wind out of His treasuries.
8 He smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 He sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh and upon all his servants.
10 He smote great nations, and slew mighty kings:
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12 and gave their land as a heritage,
a heritage unto Israel His people.

13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever,
and Thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.
14 For the LORD will judge His people,
and He will repent Himself concerning His servants.

15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
17 they have ears, but they hear not;
neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them;
so is every one that trusteth in them.
19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel!
Bless the LORD, O house of Aaron!
20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi!
Ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD!
21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion,
who dwelleth in Jerusalem! Praise ye the LORD!

John 18:1-5

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where was a garden into which He entered with His disciples. 2 And Judas also, who betrayed Him, knew the place, for Jesus oftentimes resorted thither with His disciples. 3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth and said unto them,

"Whom seek ye?"

5 They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said unto them,

"I am He."

And Judas also, who betrayed Him, stood with them. 

Revelation 11:15-19

15 And the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in Heaven, saying,

"The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ,
and He shall reign for ever and ever!"

16 And the four and twenty elders, who sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying,

"We give Thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
who art, and wast, and art to come,
because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power,
and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry;
and Thy wrath is come,
and the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
and that Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets,
and to the saints and them that fear Thy name, small and great,
and shouldest destroy them that destroy the earth."

19 And the temple of God was opened in Heaven; and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament, and there were lightnings and voices, and thunderings and an earthquake, and great hail.

Wisdom of Solomon 6:1-16

1 Hear therefore, O ye kings, and understand;
learn, ye that be judges of the ends of the earth.
2 Give ear, you that rule the people,
and glory in the multitude of nations.
3 For power is given you from the Lord, and sovereignty from the Highest,
who shall try your works and search out your counsels.
4 Because, being ministers of His Kingdom, you have not judged aright,
nor kept the law, nor walked according to the counsel of God,
5 horribly and speedily shall He come upon you;
for a sharp judgment shall be to them that be in high places.
6 For mercy will soon pardon the lowliest,
but mighty men shall be mightily tormented.
7 For He that is Lord over all shall fear no man's person,
neither shall He stand in awe of any man's greatness;
for He hath made the small and great, and careth for all alike.
8 But a sore trial shall come upon the mighty.
9 Unto you therefore, O kings, do I speak,
that ye may learn wisdom and not fall away.
10 For they that keep holiness holily shall be judged holy;
and they that have learned such things shall find what to answer.
11 Therefore set your affection upon my words;
desire them, and ye shall be instructed.

12 Wisdom is glorious and never fadeth away;
yea, she is easily seen by them that love her, and found by such as seek her.
13 She precedeth them that desire her,
in making herself first known unto them.
14 Whoso seeketh her early shall have no great travail;
for he shall find her sitting at his doors.
15 To think therefore upon her is perfection of wisdom;
and whoso watcheth for her shall quickly be without care.
16 For she goeth about seeking such as are worthy of her,
showeth herself favorably unto them in the ways, and meeteth them in every thought.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.

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