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

September 30

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

Psalm 78:40-55

40 How oft did they provoke Him in the wilderness,
and grieve Him in the desert!
41 Yea, they turned back and tested God,
and limited the Holy One of Israel.
42 They remembered not His hand,
nor the day when He delivered them from the enemy,
43 how He had wrought His signs in Egypt
and His wonders in the field of Zoan,
44 and had turned their rivers into blood,
and their streams, that they could not drink.
45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them which devoured them, and frogs which destroyed them.
46 He gave also their harvest unto the caterpillar,
and their labor unto the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail,
and their sycamore trees with frost.
48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail,
and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
49 He cast upon them the fierceness of His anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble,
by sending evil angels among them.
50 He made a path to His anger;
He spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence,
51 and smote all the firstborn in Egypt,
the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham.
52 But He made His own people to go forth like sheep,
and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
53 And He led them on safely, so that they feared not;
but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54 And He brought them to the border of His sanctuary,
even to this mountain, which His right hand had purchased.
55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and apportioned them an inheritance by line,
and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

John 1:1-14

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and that life was the Light of men. 5 And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came as a witness to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. 11 He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. 12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

James 1:16-21

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will, He begot us by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

19 Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore lay apart all filthiness and the superfluity of wickedness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your souls.

Ezekiel 2 

1 And He said unto me, "Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee." 2 And the Spirit entered into me when He spoke unto me, and set me upon my feet, so that I heard Him who spoke unto me. 3 And He said unto me, "Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against Me. They and their fathers have transgressed against Me, even unto this very day; 4 for they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, `Thus saith the Lord GOD.' 5 And they, whether they will hear or whether they will forbear (for they are a rebellious house), yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them. 

6 "And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee and thou dost dwell among scorpions. Be not afraid of their words nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. 7 And thou shalt speak My words unto them, whether they will hear or whether they will forbear, for they are most rebellious. 8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee. Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house. Open thy mouth, and eat what I give thee." 

9 And when I looked, behold, a hand was sent unto me; and lo, a scroll of a book was therein. 10 And He spread it before me; and it was written within and without, and there were written therein lamentations and mourning and woe.

Words of Wisdom - Wisdom of Solomon 13:10

But miserable are they, and in dead things is their hope, who called them gods which are the works of men's hands, gold and silver, artfully wrought, and resemblances of beasts or a stone good for nothing, the work of an ancient hand. 


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