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

January 7

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

The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 7

1 O LORD my God, in Thee do I put my trust.
Save me from all them that persecute me; and deliver me,
2 lest they tear my soul like a lion,
rending it in pieces while there is none to deliver.
3 O LORD my God, if I have done this,
if there be iniquity on my hands,
4 if I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me
(yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy),
5 let the enemy persecute my soul and take it;
yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honor in the dust.

6 Arise, O LORD, in Thine anger;
lift up Thyself against the rage of mine enemies, and awaken for me the judgment that Thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass Thee about;
for their sakes, therefore, return Thou on high.
8 The LORD shall judge the people:
Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to mine integrity that is in me.

9 O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just;
for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

10 My defense is of God, who saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, He will whet His sword;
He hath bent His bow and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for Him the instruments of death;
He ordaineth His arrows against the persecutors.

14 Behold, the wicked travaileth with iniquity,
and hath conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit and dug it,
and has fallen into the ditch which he hath made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head;
and his violent dealings shall come down upon his own pate.

17 I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness,
and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

Matthew 4:12-25

12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the seacoast in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

15 "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:
16 the people who sat in darkness
saw a great Light;
and to them that sat in the region and shadow of death,
Light has sprung up."

17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say,

"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."

18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers. 19 And He said unto them,

"Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

20 And they straightway left their nets and followed Him.

21 And going on from thence He saw two other brethren, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. And He called them, 22 and they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 And His fame went throughout all Syria. And they brought unto Him all sick people who were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those who were possessed with devils, and those who were lunatic, and those who had the palsy; and He healed them. 25 And there followed Him great multitudes of people from Galilee and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and from Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

Acts 3:11-26

11 And as the lame man who had been healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch, which is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. 12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, "Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? Or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified His Son Jesus, whom ye delivered up, and denied Him in the presence of Pilate when he was determined to let Him go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you, 15 and killed the Prince of Life whom God hath raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 16 And His name, through faith in His name, hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know. Yea, the faith which is by Him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

17 "And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. 18 But those things which God before had shown by the mouth of all His prophets, that Christ should suffer, He hath thus fulfilled. 19 Repent ye therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. 20 Then He shall send Jesus Christ, who before was preached unto you, 21 whom Heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, `A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you from your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you. 23 And it shall come to pass that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be destroyed from among the people.' 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those who follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. 25 Ye are the children of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, `And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.' 26 Unto you first, God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you in turning every one of you away from his iniquities."

Genesis 2:18-25

18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet for him." 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet for him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.
22 And the rib which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said,

"This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 1:20

Wisdom crieth without;
she uttereth her voice in the streets.


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