Thursday, January 20, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7)
 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. [19:1] And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.
 But Jonathan Saul’s son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself:
 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou art, and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee.
 And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:
 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the Lord liveth, he shall not be slain.
 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan shewed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as in times past.
Gospel (Mark 3:7-12)
 But Yeshua withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51)
 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.
 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.
 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.
 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
Gospel (Mark 3:1-6)
 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 16:1-13)
 And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord.
 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.
 And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.
 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.
 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.
 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these.
 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
Gospel (Mark 2:23-28)
 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Monday, January 17, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 15:16-23)
 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.
 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel?
 And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord?
 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.
 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Gospel (Mark 2:18-22)
 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
 And Yeshua said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
Sunday, January 16, 2022
First Reading (Isaiah 62:1-5)
 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Second Reading (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
Gospel (John 2:1-12)
 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Yeshua was there:
 And both Yeshua was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Yeshua saith unto him, They have no wine.
 Yeshua saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
 Yeshua saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
 This beginning of miracles did Yeshua in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1)
 Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.
 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
 And the asses of Kish Saul’s father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses.
 And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them not: then they passed through the land of Shalim, and there they were not: and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found them not.
 And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.
 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer’s house is.
 And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart.
[10:1] Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?
Gospel (Mark 2:13-17)
 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
 And it came to pass, that, as Yeshua sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Yeshua and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
 When Yeshua heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22)
 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,
 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.
 And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
 And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that asked of him a king.
 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.
 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
 That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
 And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the Lord.
 And the Lord said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.
Gospel (Mark 2:1-12)
 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
 And immediately when Yeshua perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 4:1-11)
 And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.
 And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.
 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
 And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.
 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the Lord was come into the camp.
 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.
 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.
 Be strong and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.
 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.
Gospel (Mark 1:40-45)
 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
 And Yeshua, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Yeshua could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20)
 And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
 That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
 And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.
 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.
 And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.
 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
 And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
 And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.
 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord.
Gospel (Mark 1:29-39)
 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Reading (1 Samuel 1:9-20)
 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the Lord.
 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.
 And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her mouth.
 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.
 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her.
 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.
Gospel (Mark 1:21-28)
 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Yeshua of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
 And Yeshua rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.