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

July 24

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

The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 18:31-50

31 For who is God, except the LORD?
Or who is a rock, except our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength,
and maketh my way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet,
and setteth me upon my high places.
34 He teacheth my hands to war,
so that the bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
35 Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation;
Thy right hand hath held me up, and Thy gentleness hath made me great.
36 Thou hast enlarged my path under me,
that my feet did not slip.

37 I have pursued mine enemies and overtaken them;
neither did I turn back until they were consumed.
38 I have wounded them, that they were not able to rise;
they have fallen under my feet.
39 For Thou hast girded me with strength for the battle;
Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies,
that I might destroy them that hate me.
41 They cried, but there was none to save them,
even unto the LORD, but He answered them not.
42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind;
I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and Thou hast made me the head of the heathen;
a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me;
the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
45 The strangers shall fade away,
and be afraid out of their close places.

46 The LORD liveth, and blessed be my Rock! And let the God of my salvation be exalted!
47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me;
48 He delivereth me from mine enemies. Yea, Thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me;
Thou hast delivered me from violent men.
49 Therefore will I give thanks unto Thee, O LORD, among the heathen,
and sing praises unto Thy name.

50 Great deliverance giveth He to His king and showeth mercy to His anointed,
to David and to his seed for evermore.

Luke 8:40-56

40 And it came to pass that when Jesus had returned, the people gladly received Him, for they were all waiting for Him. 41 And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus' feet and besought Him that He would come into his house, 42 for he had one daughter only, about twelve years of age, and she lay dying. But as He went, the people thronged Him. 43 And a woman having an issue of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians but could not be healed by any, 44 came behind Him and touched the border of His garment; and immediately her issue of blood was stanched. 45 And Jesus said,

"Who touched Me?"

When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, "Master, the multitudes throng Thee and press Thee, and sayest Thou, `Who touched Me?'" 46 And Jesus said,

"Somebody hath touched Me, for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me."

47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately. 48 And He said unto her,

"Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. Go in peace."

49 While He yet spoke, there came one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, "Thy daughter is dead. Trouble not the Master." 50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying,

"Fear not; believe only, and she shall be made whole."

51 And when He came into the house, He suffered no man to go in save Peter and James and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. 52 And all wept and bewailed her, but He said,

"Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth."

53 And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 54 And He put them all out, and took her by the hand and called, saying,

"Maid, arise."

55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway, and He commanded to give her meat. 56 And her parents were astonished, but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

1 Thessalonians 1 

1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, 

Unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: 

Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father, 4 knowing, brethren beloved, of your election by God. 5 For our Gospel came unto you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Ghost and in much assurance, as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And ye became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the Word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Ghost, 7 so that ye were examples to all who believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 For from you sounded forth the Word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to Godward is spread abroad, so that we need not speak anything. 9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for His Son from Heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.

Job 40:1-14

1 Moreover the LORD answered Job and said:

2 "Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct Him?
He that reproveth God, let him answer it."

3 Then Job answered the LORD and said:
4 "Behold, I am vile. What shall I answer Thee?
I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
5 Once have I spoken, but I will not answer;
yea, twice, but I will proceed no further."

6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind and said:

7 "Gird up thy loins now like a man;
I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.
8 Wilt thou also disannul My judgment?
Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be righteous?
9 Hast thou an arm like God?
Or canst thou thunder with a voice like Him?

10 "Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency;
and array thyself with glory and beauty.
11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath;
and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low;
and tread down the wicked in their place.
13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

Job 41:1-11

1 "Canst thou draw out Leviathan with a hook?
Or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2 Canst thou put a hook into his nose,
or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3 Will he make many supplications unto thee?
Will he speak soft words unto thee?
4 Will he make a covenant with thee?
Wilt thou take him as a servant for ever?
5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird?
Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? Shall they parcel him among the merchants?
7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons, or his head with fish spears?
8 Lay thine hand upon him;
remember the battle, and do so no more!
9 Behold, the hope against him is in vain.
Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up.
Who then is able to stand before Me?
11 Who hath come before Me, that I should repay him?
Whatsoever is under the whole heaven is Mine.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 20:22

Say thou not, "I will recompense evil"; 
but wait on the LORD, and He shall save thee.


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