Scripture Reading for the
Common Calendar Year
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July 12

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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.

Luke 6:1-11

1 And it came to pass on the second Sabbath after the first, that He went through the cornfields. And His disciples plucked the ears of corn and, rubbing them in their hands, ate. 2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, "Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath days?" 3 And Jesus answering them said,

"Have ye not read so much as this, what David did when he himself hungered and they that were with him: 4 how he went into the house of God, and took and ate the showbread and gave also to them that were with him, which it is not lawful to eat except for the priests alone?"

5 And He said unto them,

"The Son of Man is Lord also of the Sabbath."

6 And it came to pass also on another Sabbath, that He entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched Him to see whether He would heal on the Sabbath day, that they might find an accusation against Him. 8 But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand,

"Rise up and stand forth in the midst."

And he arose and stood forth. 9 Then said Jesus unto them,

"I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it?"

10 And looking round about upon them all, He said unto the man,

"Stretch forth thy hand."

And he did so, and his hand was restored whole as the other. 11 And they were filled with madness, and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-9

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, "Rejoice!" 5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Fret not about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things which ye have both learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace shall be with you.

Job 8

1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite and said:

2 "How long wilt thou speak these things?
And how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
3 Doth God pervert judgment?
Or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
4 If thy children have sinned against Him and He have cast them away for their transgression,
5 if thou wouldest seek unto God speedily and make thy supplication to the Almighty,
6 if thou wert pure and upright,
surely now He would awake for thee and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
7 Though thy beginning was small,
yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

8 "For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age,
and prepare thyself for the searching of their fathers;
9 for we are but of yesterday and know nothing,
because our days upon earth are a shadow.
10 Shall not they teach thee and tell thee,
and utter words out of their heart?
11 Can the rush grow up without mire?
Can the reed grow without water?
12 Whilst it is yet in his greenness and not cut down,
it withereth before any other herb.
13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish,
14 whose hope shall be cut off and whose trust shall be a spider's web.
15 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand;
he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
16 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
17 His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.
18 If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying,
'I have not seen thee.'
19 Behold, this is the joy of His way,
and out of the earth shall others grow.

20 "Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will He help the evildoers,
21 till He fill thy mouth with laughing and thy lips with rejoicing.
22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame,
and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought."

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 19:17

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD, 
and that which he hath given, He will repay him again.

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