Scripture Reading for the
Common Calendar Year
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March 29

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 78:56-72

56 Yet they tested and provoked the Most High God 
and kept not His testimonies, 
57 but turned back and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers; 
they were turned aside like a deceitful bow. 
58 For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, 
and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images. 
59 When God heard this, He was wroth 
and greatly abhorred Israel, 
60 so that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, 
the tent which He had placed among men, 
61 and delivered His strength into captivity, 
and His glory into the enemy's hand. 
62 He gave His people over also unto the sword, 
and was wroth with His inheritance. 
63 The fire consumed their young men, 
and their maidens were not given to marriage. 
64 Their priests fell by the sword, 
and their widows made no lamentation.

65 Then the LORD awakened as one out of sleep, 
like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine. 
66 And He smote His enemies in the hinder parts, 
and laid upon them a perpetual reproach. 
67 Moreover He refused the tabernacle of Joseph 
and chose not the tribe of Ephraim, 
68 but chose the tribe of Judah, 
the Mount Zion which He loved. 
69 And He built His sanctuary like high palaces, 
like the earth which He hath established for ever. 
70 He also chose David His servant, 
and took him from the sheepfolds; 
71 from following the ewes great with young He brought him 
to feed Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance. 
72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart, 
and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

Matthew 25:31-46

31 "When the Son of Man shall come in His glory and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory. 32 And before Him shall be gathered all nations, and He shall separate them one from another as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats. 33 And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, `Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I hungered, and ye gave Me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took Me in; 36 naked, and ye clothed Me; I was sick, and ye visited Me; I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.' 37 Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, `Lord, when saw we Thee hungering and fed Thee, or thirsty and gave Thee drink? 38 When saw we Thee a stranger and took Thee in, or naked and clothed Thee? 39 Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?' 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, `Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.'

41 "Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, `Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I hungered, and ye gave Me no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in; naked, and ye clothed Me not; sick and in prison, and ye visited Me not.' 44 Then shall they also answer Him, saying, `Lord, when saw we Thee hungering or athirst or a stranger, or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?' 45 Then shall He answer them, saying, `Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.' 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal."

Romans 15:1-16

1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not Himself, but as it is written: "The reproaches of them that reproached Thee fell on Me." 4 For whatsoever things were written in times past, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore receive ye one another as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.

8 Now I say, that Jesus Christ was a minister of the Circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers, 9 and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy; as it is written:

"For this cause I will confess to Thee among the Gentiles,
and sing unto Thy name."

10 And again he saith,

"Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with His people."

11 And again,

"Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles,
and laud Him, all ye people."

12 And again Isaiah saith,

"There shall be a Root of Jesse,
and He that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in Him shall the Gentiles trust."

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost.

14 And I myself also am persuaded about you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some measure to remind you, because of the grace that is given to me from God, 16 that I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

Deuteronomy 27:9-26

9 And Moses and the priests, the Levites, spoke unto all Israel, saying, "Take heed and hearken, O Israel: This day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God. 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day."

11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, 12 "These shall stand upon Mount Gerizim to bless the people when ye have come over the Jordan: Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin. 13 And these shall stand upon Mount Ebal to curse: Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. 14 And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice:

15 "'Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place.' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'

16 "'Cursed be he that treateth lightly his father or his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

17 "'Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

18 "'Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

19 "'Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

20 "'Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife, because he uncovereth his father's skirt.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

21 "'Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

22 "'Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.' And all the people shall say, Amen.'

23 "Cursed be he that lieth with his mother-in-law.' And all the people shall say, Amen.'

24 "'Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbor secretly.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

25 "'Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

26 "'Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 11:21 

Though they join hand in hand, the wicked shall not go unpunished; 
but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

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