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February 13

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 39

1 I said, "I will take heed of my ways, that I sin not with my tongue;
I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."
2 I was dumb with silence;
I held my peace, even from good, and my sorrow was stirred.
3 My heart was hot within me;
while I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:
4 "LORD, make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days,
what it is, that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, Thou hast made my days as a handbreadth, and mine age is as nothing before Thee;
verily every man in his best state is altogether vanity.

6 "Surely every man walketh in a vain show; surely they are disquieted in vain;
he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

7 "And now, Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in Thee.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions;
make me not the reproach of the foolish.
9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth,
because Thou didst it.
10 Remove Thy stroke away from me;
I am consumed by the blow of Thine hand.
11 When with rebukes Thou dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to be consumed away like a moth;
surely every man is vanity.

12 "Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry;
hold not Thy peace at my tears;
for I am a stranger with Thee and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 O spare me, that I may recover strength before I go hence and am no more."

Matthew 13:47-58

47 "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind, 48 which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."

51 Jesus said unto them,

"Have ye understood all these things?"

They said unto Him, "Yea, Lord." 52 Then said He unto them,

"Therefore every scribe who is instructed unto the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old."

53 And it came to pass that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed thence. 54 And when He had come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished and said, "From whence hath this man this wisdom and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary and his brethren James and Joseph, and Simon and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? From whence then hath this man all these things?" 57 And they were offended at Him. But Jesus said unto them,

"A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country and in his own house." 58 And He did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

Acts 20:1-16

1 And after the uproar had ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed to go into Macedonia. 2 And when he had gone through those parts and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece. 3 And there he abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail for Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. 4 And there accompanied him into Asia, Sopater of Berea, and Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and from Asia, Tychichus and Trophimus. 5 These, going ahead, tarried for us at Troas. 6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread and came unto them in five days at Troas, where we stayed seven days.

7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow, and continued his speech until midnight. 8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber where they were gathered together. 9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, having fallen into a deep sleep; and as Paul was long in preaching, he sank down with sleep and fell down from the third floor and was taken up dead. 10 And Paul went down and fell on him and, embracing him, said, "Trouble not yourselves, for his life is in him." 11 When he therefore had come up again, and had broken bread and eaten and talked for a long while, even until break of day, he departed. 12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

13 And we went ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, there intending to take aboard Paul; for so had he arranged, intending himself to go on foot. 14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene. 15 And we sailed thence and arrived the next day off Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus. 16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia; for he was in haste, that it might be possible for him to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.

Exodus 6:1-13, 28-30

1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, "Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land."

2 And God spoke unto Moses and said unto him, "I am the LORD. 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God Almighty, but by My name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. 4 And I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. 5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered My covenant. 6 Therefore say unto the children of Israel: `I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7 And I will take you to Me for a people, and I will be to you a God; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, who bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you for a heritage: I am the LORD.'" 9 And Moses spoke so unto the children of Israel, but they hearkened not unto Moses from anguish of spirit and from cruel bondage.

10 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, 11 "Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land." 12 And Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, "Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me. How then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?" 13 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

28 And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spoke unto Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 that the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, "I am the LORD. Speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee." 30 And Moses said before the LORD, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?"

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 4:10

Be as a father unto the fatherless,
and in the stead of a husband unto their mother;
so shalt thou be as the son of the Most High,
and He shall love thee more than thy mother doth.


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