Scripture Reading for the
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July 9

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 4

1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress;
have mercy upon me,
and hear my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame?
How long will ye love vanity and seek after lies?

3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for Himself;
the LORD will hear when I call unto Him.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not;
commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
and put your trust in the LORD.
6 There are many that say, "Who will show us any good?"
LORD, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
more than in the time when their corn and wine increased.
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep;
for Thou LORD only, makest me dwell in safety.

Luke 5:1-11

1 And it came to pass that, as the people pressed upon Him to hear the Word of God, He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret 2 and saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 And He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 Now when He was through speaking, He said unto Simon,

"Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draft."

5 And Simon answering said unto Him, "Master, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing. Nevertheless, at Thy word I will let down the net." 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net began to break. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, who were in the other boat, that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." 9 For he was astonished, and all those who were with him, at the draft of the fishes which they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon,

"Fear not. From henceforth thou shalt catch men."

11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.

Philippians 2:19-30

19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be comforted when I know of your state; 20 for I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. 22 But ye know the proof of him, how as a son with a father he hath served with me in the Gospel. 23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, as soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

25 Yet I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labor and fellow soldier, but your messenger and he that ministered to my wants. 26 For he longed after you all and was full of heaviness, because ye had heard that he had been sick. 27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that when ye see him again ye may rejoice, and I may be the less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such in high honor, 30 because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not having regard for his own life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.

Job 4

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

2 "If we attempt to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved?
But who can withhold himself from speaking?
3 Behold, thou hast instructed many,
and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.
4 Thy words have upheld him that was falling,
and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.
5 But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest;
it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
6 Is not this thy fear, thy confidence,
thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?

7 "Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent?
Or where were the righteous cut off?
8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity and sow wickedness reap the same.
9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of His nostrils are they consumed.
10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion,
and the teeth of the young lions are broken.
11 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey,
and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.
12 "Now a thing was secretly brought to me,
and mine ear received a little thereof.
13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
14 fear came upon me and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
15 Then a spirit passed before my face;
the hair of my flesh stood up.
16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof; an image was before mine eyes.
There was silence and I heard a voice, saying,
17 'Shall mortal man be more just than God?
Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
18 Behold, He put no trust in His servants,
and His angels He charged with folly:
19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay,
whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?
20 They are destroyed from morning to evening;
they perish for ever without any regarding it.
21 Doth not their excellence which is in them go away?
They die, even without wisdom.'

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 19:16

He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul, 
but he that despiseth His ways shall die.

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