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

January 27  

Text taken from the
Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 25

1 Unto Thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul;
2 O my God, I trust in Thee.
Let me not be ashamed;
let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, let none that wait on Thee be ashamed;
let them be ashamed that transgress without cause.

4 Show me Thy ways, O LORD;
teach me Thy paths.
5 Lead me in Thy truth and teach me,
for Thou art the God of my salvation;
on Thee do I wait all the day.

6 Remember, O LORD, Thy tender mercies and Thy lovingkindnesses;
for they have been ever of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
according to Thy mercy remember Thou me,
for Thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

8 Good and upright is the LORD;
therefore will He teach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will He guide in judgment,
and the meek will He teach His way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth,
unto them that keep His covenant and His testimonies.

11 For Thy name's sake, O LORD,
pardon mine iniquity, for it is great.
12 What man is he that feareth the LORD?
Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease,
and his seed shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear Him,
and He will show them His covenant.
15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD,
for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn Thee unto me and have mercy upon me,
for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
O bring Thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain,
and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider mine enemies, for they are many;
they hate me with cruel hatred.
20 O keep my soul and deliver me;
let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in Thee.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait on Thee.

22 Redeem Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles!

Matthew 9:18-26

18 While He spoke these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler and worshiped Him, saying, "My daughter is even now dead, but come and lay Thy hand upon her, and she shall live." 19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.

20 And behold, a woman who was diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the hem of His garment; 21 for she said to herself, "If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole." 22 But Jesus turned about, and when He saw her, He said,

"Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole."

And the woman was made whole from that hour.

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 24 He said unto them,

"Give way, for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth."

And they laughed Him to scorn. 25 But when the people were put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 26 And the fame thereof went abroad throughout all the land.

Acts 13:1-12

1 Now there were in the church at Antioch certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." 3 And when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia, and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the Word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had also John in their ministry.

6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus. 7 He was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the Word of God. 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 9 Then Saul (who also is called Paul), filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him 10 and said, "O, full of all guile and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? 11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season." And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness, and he went about seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

Genesis 33:1-17

1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau came and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two handmaids. 2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindmost. 3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times until he came near to his brother.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him; and they wept. 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children, and said, "Who are those with thee?" And he said, "The children which God hath graciously given thy servant." 6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. 7 And Leah also with her children came near and bowed themselves; and after these came Joseph and Rachel near, and they bowed themselves. 8 And he said, "What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?" And he said, "These are to find grace in the sight of my lord." 9 And Esau said, "I have enough, my brother. Keep what thou hast unto thyself." 10 And Jacob said, "Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand; for therefore I have seen thy face as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee, because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." And he urged him, and he took it.

12 And he said, "Let us take our journey; and let us go, and I will go before thee." 13 And he said unto him, "My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me; and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die. 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant; and I will lead on gently, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children are able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir."

15 And Esau said, "Let me now leave with thee some of the folk who are with me." And he said, "What need is there? Let me find grace in the sight of my lord." 16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth [that is, Booths].

Words of Wisdom - 2 Samuel 22:29-31

For Thou Art my lamp, O LORD;
and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
For by Thee I have run through a troop;
by my God have I leaped over a wall.

"As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried;
He is buckler to all them that trust in Him.

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