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

March 8

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

The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 62

1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God;
from Him cometh my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.

3 How long will ye conjure mischief against a man? Ye shall be slain, all of you;
as a bulging wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.
4 They consult only to cast him down from his excellency,
they delight in lies, they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.

5 My soul, wait thou only upon God,
for my expectation is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory;
the rock of my strength and my refuge is in God.

8 Trust in Him at all times, ye people;
pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

9 Surely men of low degree are vanity,
and men of high degree are a lie;
if weighed in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
10 Trust not in oppression, and put not vain hope in robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

11 God hath spoken this once, twice have I heard this:
that power belongeth unto God.
12 Also unto Thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy,
for Thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Matthew 20:29-34

29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. 30 And behold, two blind men were sitting by the wayside when they heard that Jesus was passing by, and they cried out, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Thou Son of David!" 31 And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace; but they cried out the more, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Thou Son of David!" 32 And Jesus stood still, and called them and said,

"What will ye that I shall do unto you?"

33 They said unto Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened." 34 So Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.

Romans 5:1-11

1 Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 and patience, experience; and experience, hope; 5 and hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost who is given unto us.

6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely will one die for a righteous man, yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we shall also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Leviticus 26:23-46

23 "`And if ye will not be reformed by Me by these things,
but will walk contrary unto Me, 
24 then will I also walk contrary unto you, 
and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 
25 And I will bring a sword upon you 
that shall avenge the quarrel of My covenant; 
and when ye are gathered together within your cities 
I will send the pestilence among you, and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 
26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, 
ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, 
and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight; 
and ye shall eat and not be satisfied. 
27 "`And if ye will not for all this hearken unto Me, but walk contrary unto Me, 
28 then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 
29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, 
and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. 
30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, 
and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you. 
31 And I will make your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, 
and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors. 
32 And I will bring the land into desolation, 
and your enemies who dwell therein shall be astonished at it. 
33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you; 
and your land shall be desolate and your cities waste. 

34 "`Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate and ye are in your enemies' land; 
even then shall the land rest and enjoy her sabbaths. 
35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest, 
because it did not rest in your sabbaths when ye dwelt upon it. 
36 And upon them that are left alive of you, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; 
and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; 
and they shall flee as fleeing from a sword, 
and they shall fall when none pursueth. 
37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth; 
and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 
38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, 
and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 
39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; 
and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.

40 "'If they shall confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers,
with their trespass which they trespassed against Me, and that also they have walked contrary unto Me,
41 and that I also have walked contrary unto them and have brought them into the land of their enemies--
if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity,
42 then will I remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember;
and I will remember the land.
43 The land also shall be left by them,
and shall enjoy her sabbaths while she lieth desolate without them;
and they shall accept the punishment of their iniquity,
because, even because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes.
44 And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies,
I will not cast them away,
neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly and to break My covenant with them;
for I am the LORD their God.
45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors,
whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen,
that I might be their God:
I am the LORD.'"

46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws which the LORD made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 10:16 

The labor of the righteous tendeth to life, 
the fruit of the wicked to sin.


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