Scripture Reading for
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1 Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases. 2 And He sent them to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 And He said unto them,
6 And they departed and went through the towns, preaching the Gospel and healing everywhere.
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that had been done by Him. And he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John was risen from the dead; 8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets was risen again. 9 And Herod said, "John have I beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such things?" And he desired to see Him.
10 And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. And He took them and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 11 And the people, when they learned of it, followed Him. And He received them and spoke unto them of the Kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve and said unto Him, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about and lodge and get victuals, for we are here in a desert place. 13 But He said unto them,
And they said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fishes, unless we should go and buy meat for all these people." 14 For they were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples,
15 And they did so, and made them all sit down. 16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to Heaven, He blessed them and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they ate and were all filled, and there were taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-13
1 For you yourselves, brethren, know that our coming among you was not in vain. 2 But even after we had suffered before and were shamefully treated at Philippi, as ye know, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the Gospel of God amidst much contention. 3 For our exhortation was not from deceit, nor from uncleanness, nor from guile; 4 but as we were allowed by God to be entrusted with the Gospel, even so we speak not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts. 5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is our witness), 6 nor sought we glory from men, neither from you nor yet from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children. 8 So being affectionately desirous for you, we were willing to have imparted unto you not the Gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. 9 For ye remember, brethren, our labor and travail; for laboring night and day, because we would not be a burden unto any of you, we preached unto you the Gospel of God. 10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you that believe. 11 Ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, 12 that ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto His Kingdom and glory. 13 For this cause also we thank God without ceasing: because when ye received the Word of God, which ye heard from us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which also worketh effectually in you that believe.
1 Then Job answered the LORD and said:
7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against thee and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken of Me the thing that is right, as My servant Job hath. 8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering. And My servant Job shall pray for you; for him will I accept, lest I deal with you after your folly in that ye have not spoken of Me the thing which is right, like My servant Job." 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did according as the LORD commanded them. The LORD also accepted Job.
10 And the LORD released Job from captivity when he prayed for his friends.
Also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 Then came there unto him all his brethren and all his sisters, and all those who had been of his acquaintance before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they bemoaned him and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him. Every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand sheasses. 13 He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Kerenhappuch. 15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job, and their father gave them an inheritance among their brethren.
16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his sons and his sons' sons, even four generations. 17 So Job died, being old and full of days.
Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 27:10
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