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

March 27

Text taken from the
Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 78:17-39

17 And they sinned yet more against Him
by provoking the Most High in the wilderness.
18 And they tempted God in their heart
by asking for meat for their lust.
19 Yea, they spoke against God:
they said, "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
20 Behold, He smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed.
Can He give bread also? Can He provide flesh for His people?"
21 Therefore the LORD heard this and was wroth;
so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also rose up against Israel,
22 because they believed not in God
and trusted not in His salvation,
23 though He had commanded the clouds from above,
and opened the doors of heaven,
24 and had rained down manna upon them to eat,
and had given them of the corn of heaven.
25 Man ate angels' food;
He sent them meat to the full.
26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven,
and by His power He brought in the south wind.
27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust,
and feathered fowls as the sand of the sea.
28 And He let it fall in the midst of their camp,
round about their habitations.
29 So they ate and were well filled,
for He gave them their own desire.
30 But they were not estranged from their lust;
but while their meat was yet in their mouths,
31 the wrath of God came upon them and slew the fattest of them,
and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

32 For all this, they sinned still
and believed not in His wondrous works.
33 Therefore their days did He consume in vanity,
and their years in trouble.
34 When He slew them, then they sought Him;
and they returned and inquired early after God.
35 And they remembered that God was their rock,
and the high God, their redeemer.
36 Nevertheless they flattered Him with their mouth,
and they lied unto Him with their tongues.
37 For their heart was not right with Him,
neither were they steadfast in His covenant.
38 But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity
and destroyed them not.
Yea, many a time turned He His anger away,
and did not stir up all His wrath;
39 for He remembered that they were but flesh,
a wind that passeth away and cometh not again.

Matthew 25:1-13

1 "Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made: `Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.' 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, `Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out.' 9 But the wise answered, saying, `Not so, lest there be not enough for us and you; but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, `Lord, lord, open to us!' 12 But he answered and said, `Verily I say unto you, I know you not.' 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.

Romans 14:1-12

1 Receive ye him that is weak in the faith, but not to judge his doubtful disputations. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things, while another who is weak eateth herbs. 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not, judge him that eateth; for God hath received him. 4 Who art thou who judgest another man's servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth; yea, he shall be held up, for God is able to make him stand.

5 One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He that regardeth one day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not that day, to the Lord doth he not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not and giveth God thanks. 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Whether we live therefore or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ both died, and arose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? Or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written:

"'As I live,' saith the Lord, 'every knee shall bow to Me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.'"

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Deuteronomy 12:1-2 

1 "These are the statutes and judgments which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. 2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains and upon the hills and under every green tree.

Deuteronomy 13:1-5

1 "If there arise among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder come to pass whereof he spoke unto thee, saying, `Let us go after other gods which thou hast not known, and let us serve them,' 3 thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is proving you to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and ye shall serve Him and cleave unto Him. 5 And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

7 "If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother; 8 but thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth. 9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, 'The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,' and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother and thou givest him nought, and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. 10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him, because for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto; 11 for the poor shall never cease out of the land. Therefore I command thee, saying: 'Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy in thy land.'

Deuteronomy 19:14-21

14 "Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

15 "One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth. By the mouth of two witnesses or by the mouth of three witnesses shall the matter be established. 16 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong, 17 then both the men involved in the controversy shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days; 18 and the judges shall make diligent inquisition. And behold, if the witness be a false witness and hath testified falsely against his brother, 19 then shall ye do unto him as he had thought to have done unto his brother; so shalt thou put the evil away from among you. 20 And those who remain shall hear and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you. 21 And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 9:15 

Let thy talk be with the wise, 
and all thy communication in the law of the Most High.

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