Scripture Reading for the
Common Calendar Year
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July 13

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 8

1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth,
who hast set Thy glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies,
that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers,
the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained,
4 what is man that Thou art mindful of him,
and the son of man that Thou dost visit him?
5 For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,
and hast crowned him with glory and honor.
6 Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands;
Thou hast put all things under his feet,
7 all sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field,
8 the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!

Luke 6:12-26

12 And it came to pass in those days that He went out onto a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, He called unto Him His disciples, and from them He chose twelve, whom also He named apostles: 14 Simon (whom He also named Peter), and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot, 16 and Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot who also was the traitor.

17 And He came down with them and stood on the plain with the company of His disciples and a great multitude of people out of all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases, 18 and those who were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for there went virtue out of Him and healed them all.

20 And He lifted up His eyes on His disciples and said,

"Blessed be ye poor,
for yours is the Kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now,
for ye shall be filled.
Blessed are ye that weep now,
for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed are ye when men shall hate you,
and when they shall separate you from their company,
and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in Heaven;
for in like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
24 "But woe unto you that are rich,
for ye have received your consolation.
25 Woe unto you that are full,
for ye shall hunger.
Woe unto you that laugh now,
for ye shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you,
for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Philippians 4:10-23

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me hath flourished again; though ye always cared, ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in respect to want, for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me. 14 Notwithstanding, ye have done well that ye participated in my affliction.

15 Now ye Philippians know also that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. 16 For even in Thessalonica, ye sent time and again unto my needs. 17 Not that I desire a gift, but I desire the fruit that may abound to your account. 18 But I have all, and abound; I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, a sweet fragrance, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God. 19 But my God shall supply all your need, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints salute you, chiefly those who are of Caesar's household.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.


Job 9:1-8, 25-35

1 Then Job answered and said:

2 "I know in truth it is so, but how should man be just before God?
3 If he will contend with Him, he cannot answer Him one in a thousand.
4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength:
who hath hardened himself against Him and hath prospered--
5 Who removeth the mountains, and they know not;
Who overturneth them in His anger;
6 Who shaketh the earth out of her place,
and the pillars thereof tremble;
7 Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not,
and sealeth up the stars;
8 Who alone spreadeth out the heavens,
and treadeth upon the waves of the sea;

25 "Now my days are swifter than a courier; they flee away, they see no good.
26 They are passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that hasteneth to the prey.
27 If I say, 'I will forget my complaint,
I will leave off my heaviness and comfort myself,'
28 I am afraid of all my sorrows;
I know that Thou wilt not hold me innocent.
29 If I be wicked,
why then labor I in vain?
30 If I wash myself with snow water and make my hands never so clean,
31 yet shalt Thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.
32 For He is not a man as I am, that I should answer Him and we should come together in judgment.
33 Neither is there any mediator between us who might lay his hand upon us both.
34 Let Him take His rod away from me, and let not fear of Him terrify me.
35 Then would I speak and not fear Him, but it is not so with me.

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 23:28

It is great glory to follow the Lord, 
and to be received by Him is long life.

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