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

January 9

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

The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 9

1 I will praise Thee, O LORD, with my whole heart;
I will show forth all Thy marvelous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in Thee;
I will sing praise to Thy name, O Thou Most High.
3 When mine enemies are turned back,
they shall fall and perish at Thy presence.
4 For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause;
Thou sittest on the throne judging right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, Thou hast destroyed the wicked;
Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.

6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end:
and Thou hast destroyed their cities; their memorial is perished with them.

7 But the LORD shall endure for ever;
He hath prepared His throne for judgment.
8 And He shall judge the world with righteousness;
He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee;
for Thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.

11 Sing praises to the LORD who dwelleth in Zion!
Declare among the people His doings.
12 When He maketh inquisition for blood, He remembereth them;
He forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD! Consider my trouble which I suffer from them that hate me,
Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may show forth all Thy praise at the gates of the daughter of Zion.
I will rejoice in Thy salvation.
15 The heathen have sunk down into the pit that they made;
in the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.
16 The LORD is known by the judgment which He executeth;
the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,
and all the nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten;
the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19 Arise, O LORD, let not man prevail;
let the heathen be judged in Thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O LORD;
that the nations may know themselves to be but men.

Matthew 5:13-16

13 "Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.

Acts 4:23-37

23 And being let go, they went to their own company and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. 24 And when they heard this, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord and said, "Lord, Thou art God who hast made heaven and earth and the sea and all that is in them, 25 who by the mouth of Thy servant David hast said,

'Why did the heathen rage,
and the people imagine vain things?
26 The kings of the earth stood up,
and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ.'

27 For truly against Thy holy child Jesus, whom Thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, had gathered together 28 to do whatsoever Thy hand and Thy counsel determined before to be done. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings, and grant unto Thy servants that with all boldness they may speak Thy Word, 30 by stretching forth Thine hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Thy holy child Jesus." 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness.

32 And the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and of one soul; neither said any one of them that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold 35 and laid them down at the apostles' feet. And distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. 36 And Joses, who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, "the Son of Consolation"), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, 37 having land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Genesis 3:14-19

14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, 

"Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, 
and above every beast of the field. 
Upon thy belly shalt thou go, 
and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, 
and between thy seed and her Seed; 
It shall bruise thy head, 
and thou shalt bruise His heel."

16 Unto the woman He said, 

"I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception. 
In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; 
and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."

17 And unto Adam He said, 

"Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, 
and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, `Thou shalt not eat of it,' 
cursed is the ground for thy sake; 
in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, 
and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return unto the ground, 
for out of it wast thou taken; 
for dust thou art, 
and unto dust shalt thou return."

Words of Wisdom - Deuteronomy 26:11

and thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger who is among you.

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