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2022-07-01

July 1, 2022

First Reading: Amos 8:4-6, 9-12 4 Hear this, you who trample upon the needy, and bring the poor of the land to an end, 5 saying, "When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the sabbath, that...

2022-06-30

June 30, 2022

First Reading: Amos 7:10-17 10 Then Amazi'ah the priest of Bethel sent to Jerobo'am king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his...

2022-06-29

June 29, 2022

First Reading: Acts 12:1-11 1 About that time Herod the king laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. 2 He killed James the brother of John with the sword; 3 and when he saw that it pleased the Jews,...

2022-06-28

June 28, 2022

First Reading: Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12 3:1 Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Egypt: 2 "You only have I known of...

2022-06-27

June 27, 2022

First Reading: Amos 2:6-10, 13-16 6 Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes -- 7...

2022-06-26

June 26, 2022

First Reading: 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel; and Eli'sha the son of Shaphat of A'bel-meho'lah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place. 19 So he...

2022-06-25

June 25, 2022

First Reading: Lamentations 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 2 The Lord has destroyed without mercy all the habitations of Jacob; in his wrath he has broken down the strongholds of the daughter of Judah; he has brought down to the ground in...

2022-06-24

June 24, 2022

First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16 11 "For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some of his sheep have been scattered...

2022-06-23

June 23, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6 1 Listen to me, O coastlands, and hearken, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. 2 He made my mouth like a sharp...

2022-06-22

June 22, 2022

First Reading: 2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3 22:8 And Hilki'ah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD." And Hilki'ah gave the book to Shaphan, and he...

2022-06-21

June 21, 2022

First Reading: 2 Kings 19:9-11, 14-21, 31-36 9 And when the king heard concerning Tirha'kah king of Ethiopia, "Behold, he has set out to fight against you," he sent messengers again to Hezeki'ah, saying, 10 "Thus shall you speak to Hezeki'ah...

2022-06-20

June 20, 2022

First Reading: 2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18 5 Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and came to Sama'ria, and for three years he besieged it. 6 In the ninth year of Hoshe'a the king of Assyria captured Sama'ria,...

2022-06-18

June 18, 2022

First Reading: 2 Kings 24:17-25 17 Now after the death of Jehoi'ada the princes of Judah came and did obeisance to the king; then the king hearkened to them. 18 And they forsook the house of the LORD, the God of...

2022-06-17

June 17, 2022

First Reading: 2 Kings 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 1 Now when Athali'ah the mother of Ahazi'ah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal family. 2 But Jehosh'eba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahazi'ah, took...

2022-06-16

June 16, 2022

First Reading: Sirach 48:1-14 1 Then the prophet Elijah arose like a fire, and his word burned like a torch. 2 He brought a famine upon them, and by his zeal he made them few in number. 3 By the word of...

2022-06-15

June 15, 2022

First Reading: 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 1 Now when the LORD was about to take Eli'jah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Eli'jah and Eli'sha were on their way from Gilgal. 6 Then Eli'jah said to him, "Tarry here, I pray...

2022-06-14

June 14, 2022

First Reading: 1 Kings 21:17-29 17 Then the word of the LORD came to Eli'jah the Tishbite, saying, 18 "Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Sama'ria; behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, where he...

2022-06-13

June 13, 2022

First Reading: 1 Kings 21:1-16 1 Now Naboth the Jezre′elite had a vineyard in Jezre′el, beside the palace of Ahab king of Samar′ia. 2 And after this Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it...

2022-06-12

June 12, 2022

First Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31 22 The LORD created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. 23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. 24 When there were...

2022-06-11

June 11, 2022

First Reading: Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number that believed turned to the Lord. 22 News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent...

2022-06-10

June 10, 2022

First Reading: 1 Kings 19:9, 11-16 9 And there he came to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, "What are you doing here, Eli'jah?" 11 And he...

2022-06-09

June 9, 2022

First Reading: 1 Kings 18:41-46 41 And Eli'jah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of the rushing of rain." 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Eli'jah went up to...

2022-06-07

June 7, 2022

First Reading: 1 Kings 17:7-16 7 And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, 9 "Arise, go to Zar'ephath, which belongs to Sidon, and...

2022-06-06

June 6, 2022

First Reading: Genesis 3:9-15, 20 9 But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" 10 And he said, "I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was...

2022-06-05

June 5, 2022

First Reading: Acts 2:1-11 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where...

2022-06-04

June 4, 2022

First Reading: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 16 And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him. 17 After three days he called together the local leaders of the Jews; and when they...

2022-06-03

June 3, 2022

First Reading: Acts 25:13-21 13 Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Berni'ce arrived at Caesare'a to welcome Festus. 14 And as they stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a...

2022-06-02

June 2, 2022

First Reading: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 22:30 But on the morrow, desiring to know the real reason why the Jews accused him, he unbound him, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and he brought Paul down...

2022-06-01

June 1, 2022

First Reading: Acts 20:28-38 28 "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. 29...

2022-05-31

May 31, 2022

First Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-18 14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has cast out your enemies....

2022-05-30

May 30, 2022

First Reading: Acts 19:1-8 1 While Apol'los was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. 2 And he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" And...

2022-05-29

May 29, 2022

First Reading: Acts 1:1-11 1 In the first book, O The-oph'ilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit...

2022-05-28

May 28, 2022

First Reading: Acts 18:23-28 23 After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phryg'ia, strengthening all the disciples. 24 Now a Jew named Apol'los, a native of Alexandria, came to...

2022-05-27

May 27, 2022

First Reading: Acts 18:9-18 9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent; 10 for I am with you, and no man shall attack you to harm...

2022-05-26

May 26, 2022

First Reading: Acts 1:1-11 1 In the first book, O Theoph′ilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy...

2022-05-25

May 25, 2022

First Reading: Acts 17:15, 22--18:1 17:15 Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed. 22 So Paul, standing in the middle...

2022-05-24

May 24, 2022

First Reading: Acts 16:22-34 22 The crowd joined in attacking them; and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. 23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them...

2022-05-23

May 23, 2022

First Reading: Acts 16:11-15 11 Setting sail therefore from Tro'as, we made a direct voyage to Sam'othrace, and the following day to Ne-ap'olis, 12 and from there to Philip'pi, which is the leading city of the district of Macedo'nia, and a...

2022-05-22

May 22, 2022

First Reading: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 1 But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." 2 And when Paul and Barnabas had no small...

2022-05-21

May 21, 2022

First Reading: Acts 16:1-10 1 And Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek. 2 He was well spoken...

2022-05-20

May 20, 2022

First Reading: Acts 15:22-31 22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsab'bas, and...

2022-05-19

May 19, 2022

First Reading: Acts 15:7-21 7 And after there had been much debate, Peter rose and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in the early days God made choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the...

2022-05-18

May 18, 2022

First Reading: Acts 15:1-6 1 But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brethren, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 And when Paul and Barnabas had no small...

2022-05-17

May 17, 2022

First Reading: Acts 14:19-28 19 But Jews came there from Antioch and Ico'nium; and having persuaded the people, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. 20 But when the disciples gathered about him,...

2022-05-16

May 16, 2022

First Reading: Acts 14:5-18 5 When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to molest them and to stone them, 6 they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycao'nia, and to...

2022-05-15

May 15, 2022

First Reading: Acts 14:21-27 21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Ico'nium and to Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in...

2022-05-14

May 14, 2022

First Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 15 In those days Peter stood up among the brethren (the company of persons was in all about a hundred and twenty), and said, 16 "Brethren, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit...

2022-05-13

May 13, 2022

First Reading: Acts 13:26-33 26 "Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. 27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they...

2022-05-12

May 12, 2022

First Reading: Acts 13:13-25 13 Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphyl'ia. And John left them and returned to Jerusalem; 14 but they passed on from Perga and came to Antioch of Pisid'ia....

2022-05-11

May 11, 2022

First Reading: Acts 12:24--13:5 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, bringing with them John whose other name was Mark. 13:1 Now in the church at...

2022-05-10

May 10, 2022

First Reading: Acts 11:19-26 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoeni'cia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none except Jews. 20 But there were some of them,...

2022-05-09

May 9, 2022

First Reading: Acts 11:1-18 1 Now the apostles and the brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, 3 saying, "Why...

2022-05-08

May 8, 2022

First Reading: Acts 13:14, 43-52 14 But they passed on from Perga and came to Antioch of Pisid'ia. And on the sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down. 43 And when the meeting of the synagogue broke up,...

2022-05-07

May 7, 2022

First Reading: Acts 9:31-42 31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Sama'ria had peace and was built up; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit it was multiplied. 32...

2022-05-06

May 6, 2022

First Reading: Acts 9:1-20 1 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging...

2022-05-05

May 5, 2022

First Reading: Acts 8:26-40 26 But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is a desert road. 27 And he rose and went....

2022-05-04

May 4, 2022

First Reading: Acts 8:1-8 1 And Saul was consenting to his death. And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the region of Judea and Sama'ria, except the apostles. 2...

2022-05-02

May 2, 2022

First Reading: Acts 6:8-15 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyre'nians,...

2022-05-01

May 1, 2022

First Reading: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, 28 saying, "We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled...

2022-04-30

April 30, 2022

First Reading: Acts 6:1-7 1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples...

2022-04-29

April 29, 2022

First Reading: Acts 5:34-42 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gama'li-el, a teacher of the law, held in honor by all the people, stood up and ordered the men to be put outside for a while. 35 And he...

2022-04-28

April 28, 2022

First Reading: Acts 5:27-33 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, 28 saying, "We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem...

2022-04-27

April 27, 2022

First Reading: Acts 5:17-26 17 But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sad'ducees, and filled with jealousy 18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the common prison. 19 But...

2022-04-26

April 26, 2022

First Reading: Acts 4:32-37 32 Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with...

2022-04-25

April 25, 2022

First Reading: 1 Peter 5:5-14 5 Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." 6 Humble yourselves therefore...

2022-04-24

April 24, 2022

First Reading: Acts 5:12-16 12 Now many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. 13None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them...

2022-04-23

April 23, 2022

First Reading: Acts 4:13-21 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they wondered; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14 But seeing the man that had...

2022-04-22

April 22, 2022

First Reading: Acts 4:1-12 1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sad'ducees came upon them, 2 annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection...

2022-04-21

April 21, 2022

First Reading: Acts 3:11-26 11 While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's, astounded. 12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people, "Men of Israel, why do you...

2022-04-20

April 20, 2022

First Reading: Acts 3:1-10 1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at that gate of...

2022-04-19

April 19, 2022

First Reading: Acts 2:36-41 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified." 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and...

2022-04-18

April 18, 2022

First Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-33 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 22...

2022-04-17

April 17, 2022

First Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43 34 And Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I perceive that God shows no partiality, 37 the word which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God...

2022-04-16

April 16, 2022

First Reading: Genesis 1:1--2:2 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over...

2022-04-15

April 15, 2022

First Reading: Exodus 52:13--53:12 52:13 Behold, my servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. 14 As many were astonished at him -- his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form...

2022-04-14

April 14, 2022

First Reading: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 "This month shall be for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. 3 Tell...

2022-04-13

April 13, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9 4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my...

2022-04-12

April 12, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6 "1 Listen to me, O coastlands, and hearken, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. 2 He made my mouth like a sharp...

2022-04-11

April 11, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-7 1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2 He will not cry or lift up...

2022-04-10

April 11, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7 4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my...

2022-04-09

April 9, 2022

First Reading: Ezekiel 37:21-28 21 Then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all sides, and bring them...

2022-04-08

April 8, 2022

First Reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13 10 For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! "Denounce him! Let us denounce him!" say all my familiar friends, watching for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived, then we can overcome him,...

2022-04-07

April 7, 2022

First Reading: Genesis 17:3-9 3 Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, 4 "Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5 No longer shall your name be Abram,...

2022-04-06

April 6, 2022

First Reading: Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 14 King Nebuchadnezzar questioned them: "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you will not serve my god, or worship the golden statue that I set up? 15 Be ready now to fall down...

2022-04-05

April 5, 2022

First Reading: Numbers 21:4-9 4 From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient on the way. 5 And the people spoke against God and against...

2022-04-04

April 4, 2022

First Reading: Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 1 In Babylon there lived a man named Joakim, 2 who married a very beautiful and God-fearing woman, Susanna, the daughter of Hilkiah; 3 her pious parents had trained their daughter according to the law...

2022-04-03

April 3, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21 16 Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, 17 who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished,...

2022-04-02

April 2, 2022

First Reading: Jeremiah 11:18-20 18 The LORD made it known to me and I knew; then thou didst show me their evil deeds. 19 But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I did not know it was...

2022-04-01

April 1, 2022

First Reading: Wisdom 2:1, 12-22 1 For they reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves, "Short and sorrowful is our life, and there is no remedy when a man comes to his end, and no one has been known to return from...

2022-03-31

March 31, 2022

First Reading: Exodus 32:7-14 7 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go down; for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves; 8 they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I...

2022-03-30

March 30, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 49:8-15 8 Thus says the LORD: "In a time of favor I have answered you, in a day of salvation I have helped you; I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people,...

2022-03-29

March 29, 2022

First Reading: Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 1 Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east); and the water...

2022-03-28

March 28, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 65:17-21 17 "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create; for...

2022-03-27

March 27, 2022

First Reading: Joshua 5:9, 10-12 9 And the LORD said to Joshua, "This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day. 10 While the people...

2022-03-26

March 26, 2022

First Reading: Hosea 6:1-6 1 "Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn, that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days he will revive us; on the third...

2022-03-25

March 25, 2022

First Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10 7:10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, 11 "Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven." 12 But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, and I will...

2022-03-24

March 24, 2022

First Reading: Jeremiah 7:23-28 23 "But this command I gave them, `Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be...

2022-03-23

March 23, 2022

First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 1 "And now, O Israel, give heed to the statutes and the ordinances which I teach you, and do them; that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land which the...

2022-03-22

March 22, 2022

First Reading: Daniel 3:25, 34-43 25 In the fire Azariah stood up and prayed aloud: 34 For your name's sake, do not deliver us up forever, or make void your covenant. 35 Do not take away your mercy from us, for the...

2022-03-21

March 21, 2022

First Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-15 1 Na'aman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master and in high favor, because by him the LORD had given victory to Syria. He was a...