Scripture Reading for
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1 The fool hath said in his heart, "There is no
They are corrupt; they have done abominable works; there is none
that doeth good.
2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children
to see if there were any that did understand and seek God.
3 They have all turned aside; they are all together become filthy.
There is none that doeth good; no, not one.
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
who eat up my people as they eat bread and call not upon the LORD?
5 There were they in great fear, for God is in the generation of the
6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his
7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of
When the LORD bringeth back His people from captivity, Jacob shall
rejoice and Israel shall be glad.
29 And all the people that heard Him, and the publicans,
justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and
lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized by
31 And the Lord said,
"Whereunto then shall I
liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like? 32 They are like
unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another and
`We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced;
we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.'
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye
say, `He hath a devil.' 34 The Son of Man is come eating and drinking, and ye
say, `Behold, a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and
sinners!' 35 But wisdom is justified by all her children."
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat or drink, or in respect to a holy
day or the new moon or the Sabbath days, 17 which are a shadow of things to
come, but the body is of Christ. 18 Let no man beguile you of your reward by
feigned humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he
hath not seen, being vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding to
the Head, from whom all the body, having nourishment ministered and knit
together by joints and bands, increaseth with the increase from God.
20 Therefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why,
as though living in the world, are ye subject to its ordinances 21 ("Touch
not, taste not, handle not," 22 which all are to perish with the using),
according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 These things have indeed
a show of wisdom in willworship and humility and neglecting of the body, but are
not in any honor against the satisfying of the flesh.
1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite and said:
2 "How long will it be ere ye make an end of words?
Mark, and afterwards we will speak.
3 Why are we counted as beasts,
and reputed vile in your sight?
4 He teareth himself in his anger. Shall the earth be forsaken for thee?
And shall the rock be removed out of his place?
5 "Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out,
and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle,
and his candle shall be put out with him.
7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened,
and his own counsel shall cast him down.
8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet,
and he walketh upon a snare.
9 The trap shall take him by the heel,
and the robber shall prevail against him.
10 The snare is laid for him in the ground,
and a trap for him in the way.
11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side,
and shall drive him to his feet.
12 His strength shall be hungerbitten,
and destruction shall be ready at his side.
13 It shall devour the strength of his skin;
even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle,
and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his;
brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
16 His roots shall be dried up beneath,
and above shall his branch be cut off.
17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth,
and he shall have no name in the street.
18 He shall be driven from light into darkness,
and chased out of the world.
19 He shall neither have son nor descendant among his people,
nor any remaining in his dwellings.
20 They that come after him shall be dismayed at his day,
as they that went before were frightened.
21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked,
and this is the place of him that knoweth not God."
Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 26:5
There be three things that mine heart feareth,
and for the fourth I was sore afraid:
the slander of a city, the gathering together of an unruly multitude,
and a false accusation: all these are worse than death.
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