Scripture Reading for the
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September 6

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Psalm 58

1 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation?
Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness;
ye weigh out violence by your hands in the earth.

3 The wicked are estranged from the womb;
they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent;
they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,
5 which will not hearken to the voice of charmers,
charm they ever so wisely.

6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth;
break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD!
7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually;
when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away like the untimely birth of a woman,
that they may not see the sun.
9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, He shall take them away as with a whirlwind,
both living, and in His wrath.

10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance;
he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,
11 so that a man shall say, "Verily there is a reward for the righteous;
verily He is a God that judgeth on the earth."

Luke 20:9-19

9 Then He began to speak to the people this parable: 

"A certain man planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. 10 And at the season, he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the husbandmen beat him and sent him away empty. 11 And again he sent another servant; and they beat him also, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 12 And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also and cast him out. 13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, `What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him when they see him.' 14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, `This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.' 15 So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? 16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen and shall give the vineyard to others."

And when they heard it they said, "God forbid!" 17 And He beheld them and said,

"What is this then that is written:

'The stone which the builders rejected,
the same is become the head of the corner'?

18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

19 And the chief priests and the scribes that same hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people; for they perceived that He had spoken this parable against them.

Hebrews 1

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds, 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

5 For unto which of the angels said God at any time,

"Thou art My Son;
this day have I begotten Thee"?

And again,

"I will be to Him a Father,
and He shall be to Me a Son"?

6 And again, when He bringeth in the First-Begotten into the world, He saith,

"And let all the angels of God worship Him."

7 And of the angels He saith,

"Who maketh His angels spirits
and His ministers a flame of fire."

8 But unto the Son He saith,

"Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever;
a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Thy Kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity;
therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows."

10 And,

"Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth,
and the heavens are the works of Thine hands.
11 They shall perish, but Thou remainest;
and they all shall wax old as doth a garment.
12 And as a vesture shalt Thou fold them up,
and they shall be changed.
But Thou art the same,
and Thy years shall not fail."

13 But to which of the angels said He at any time,

"Sit on My right hand
until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool"?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation?

Jeremiah 4:1-9 

1 "If thou wilt return, O Israel," saith the LORD, "return unto Me; and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of My sight, then shalt thou not be removed. 2 And thou shalt swear, `The LORD liveth,' in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him shall they glory." 

3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: "Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. 4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, lest My fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings. 

5 "Declare ye in Judah and publish in Jerusalem, and say, `Blow ye the trumpet in the land!' Cry, gather together and say, `Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the fortified cities!' 6 Set up the standard toward Zion. Retire, stay not! For I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction." 

7 The lion has come up from his thicket, 
and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way. 
He has gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; 
and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant. 
8 For this, gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl; 
for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us. 

9 "And it shall come to pass at that day," saith the LORD, "that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder."

Words of Wisdom - Wisdom of Solomon 9:1-4

"O God of my fathers and Lord of mercy, 
who hast made all things with Thy word, 
and ordained man through Thy wisdom, 
that he should have dominion over the creatures which Thou hast made,
and order the world according to equity and righteousness, 
and execute judgment with an upright heart,
give me wisdom that sitteth by Thy throne, 
and reject me not from among Thy children. 

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