Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

April 10, 2020

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The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Isaiah 52:13-15

13 "Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, 
He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. 
14 As many as were astonished at thee--
His visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men" 
15 so shall He sprinkle many nations; 
the kings shall shut their mouths at Him. 
For that which had not been told them shall they see, 
and that which they had not heard shall they consider."

Isaiah 53

1 Who hath believed our report?
And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
and as a root out of a dry ground.
He hath no form nor comeliness,
and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men,
a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
And we hid as it were our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.

4 Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions;
He was bruised for our iniquities.
The chastisement of our peace was upon Him,
and with His stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and He was afflicted,
yet He opened not his mouth;
He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter;
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment;
and who shall declare His generation?
For He was cut off out of the land of the living;
for the transgression of My people was He stricken.
9 And He made His grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in His death,
because He had done no violence,
neither was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him;
He hath put Him to grief.
When thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed,
He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of His soul,
and shall be satisfied.
By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many,
for He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because He hath poured out His soul unto death.
And He was numbered with the transgressors;
and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Psalm 31

1 In Thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed;
deliver me in Thy righteousness.
2 Bow down Thine ear to me, deliver me speedily;
be Thou my strong rock, a house of defense to save me.
3 For Thou art my rock and my fortress;
therefore for the sake of Thy name, lead me and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me,
for Thou art my strength.
5 Into Thine hand I commit my spirit;
Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

6 I have hated them that have regard for lying vanities;
but I trust in the LORD.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in Thy mercy,
for Thou hast considered my trouble. Thou hast known my soul in adversities,
8 And hast not delivered me into the hands of the enemy;
Thou hast set my feet in a large room.

9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble;
mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing;
my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
11 I am a reproach among all mine enemies,
but especially among my neighbors,
and a fear to mine acquaintances;
they that see me in the streets flee from me.
12 I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind;
I am like a broken vessel.
13 For I have heard the slander of many;
fear was on every side;
while they took counsel together against me,
they schemed to take away my life.

14 But I have trusted in Thee, O LORD;
I said, "Thou art my God."
15 My times are in Thy hand;
deliver me from the hand of mine enemies and from them that persecute me.
16 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant;
save me for Thy mercies' sake.

17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD, for I have called upon Thee;
let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
18 Let the lying lips be put to silence,
which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19 O how great is Thy goodness which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee,
which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!
20 Thou shalt hide them in the safety of Thy presence from the pride of man;
Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the LORD,
for He hath shown me His marvelous kindness in a stronghold city!
22 For I said in my haste, "I am cut off from before Thine eyes!"
Nevertheless Thou heard the voice of my supplications when I cried unto Thee.

23 O love the LORD, all ye His saints!
For the LORD preserveth the faithful, but plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the LORD.

Hebrews 4:14-16

14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed into the Heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our profession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 5:1-9

1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2 who can have compassion on the ignorant and on those who are outside of the Way, since he himself is also encompassed by infirmity. 3 And by reason hereof, he ought, both for the people and also for himself, to make offering for sins. 4 And no man taketh this honor unto himself, except he that is called by God, as was Aaron. 5 So also Christ glorified not Himself to be made a high priest, but He that said unto Him,

"Thou art My Son;
today have I begotten Thee."

6 And He saith also in another place,

"Thou art a priest for ever
after the order of Melchizedek."

7 Christ, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared, 8 though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered. 9 And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all those who obey Him,

John 18

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where was a garden into which He entered with His disciples. 2 And Judas also, who betrayed Him, knew the place, for Jesus oftentimes resorted thither with His disciples. 3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth and said unto them,

"Whom seek ye?"

5 They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said unto them,

"I am He."

And Judas also, who betrayed Him, stood with them. 6 As soon then as He had said unto them, "I am He," they went backward and fell to the ground. 7 Then asked He them again,

"Whom seek ye?"

And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." 8 Jesus answered,

"I have told you that I am He. If therefore ye seek Me, let these go their way,"

9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those that Thou gavest Me, have I lost none." 10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and smote the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter,

"Put up thy sword into the sheath. The cup which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?"

12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus and bound Him, 13 and led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was the high priest that same year. 14 Now it was Caiaphas who gave counsel to the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. That disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. 16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known unto the high priest, went out and spoke unto her who kept the door, and brought in Peter. 17 Then the damsel who kept the door said unto Peter, "Art not thou also one of this man's disciples?" He said, "I am not." 18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals, for it was cold and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.

19 The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and about His doctrine. 20 Jesus answered him,

"I spoke openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue and in the temple whither the Jews always resort, and in secret have I said nothing. 21 Why askest thou Me? Ask them that heard Me what I have said unto them. Behold, they know what I said."

22 And when He had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Answerest thou the high priest so?" 23 Jesus answered him,

"If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou Me?"

24 Now Annas had sent Him bound unto Caiaphas, the high priest. 25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, "Art not thou also one of his disciples?" He denied it and said, "I am not." 26 One of the servants of the high priest, being kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did not I see thee in the garden with him?" 27 Peter then denied again; and immediately the cock crowed.

28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment. And it was early, and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. 29 Pilate then went out unto them and said, "What accusation bring ye against this man?" 30 They answered and said unto him, "If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee." 31 Then said Pilate unto them, "Take ye him and judge him according to your law." The Jews therefore said unto him, "It is not lawful for us to put any man to death," 32 that the saying which Jesus had spoken, signifying what death He should die, might be fulfilled.

33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus and said unto Him, "Art thou the King of the Jews?" 34 Jesus answered him,

"Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of Me?"

35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me. What hast thou done?" 36 Jesus answered,

"My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews. But now is My Kingdom not from hence."

37 Pilate therefore said unto Him, "Art thou a king then?" Jesus answered,

"Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice."

38 Pilate said unto Him, "What is truth?"

And when he said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and said unto them, "I find in him no fault at all. 39 But ye have a custom that I should release unto you one at the Passover. Will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?" 40 Then cried they all again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

John 19

1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus and scourged Him. 2 And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe 3 and said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they smote Him with their hands. 4 Pilate therefore went forth again and said unto them, "Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him." 5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said unto them, "Behold the man!" 6 When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Pilate said unto them, "Ye take him and crucify him, for I find no fault in him." 7 The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."

8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid. 9 And he went again into the judgment hall and said unto Jesus, "From whence art thou?" But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Then said Pilate unto Him, "Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?" 11 Jesus answered,

"Thou couldest have no power at all against Me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore he that delivered Me unto thee hath the greater sin."

12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend. Whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar." 13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 And it was the Preparation of the Passover and about the sixth hour, and Pilate said unto the Jews, "Behold your king!" 15 But they cried out, "Away with him, away with him! Crucify him!" Pilate said unto them, "Shall I crucify your king?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar!" 16 Then he delivered Him therefore unto them to be crucified.

And they took Jesus and led Him away. 17 And He, bearing His cross, went forth into a place called the Place of a Skull (which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha) 18 where they crucified Him and two others with Him, one on either side and Jesus in the midst. 19 And Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. 20 Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city, and it was written in Hebrew and Greek and Latin. 21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, "Write not `The King of the Jews,' but, `He said, I am King of the Jews.'" 22 Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."

23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to every soldier a part, and also His coat. Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24 They said therefore among themselves, "Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be," that the Scripture might be fulfilled which saith,

"They parted My raiment among them,
and for My vesture did they cast lots."

These things therefore the soldiers did.

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother and the disciple standing by whom He loved, He said unto His mother,

"Woman, behold thy son!"

27 Then said He to the disciple,

"Behold thy mother!"

And from that hour, that disciple took her unto his own home.

28 After this Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said,

"I thirst."

29 Now there was set there a vessel full of vinegar; and they filled a sponge with vinegar and put it upon hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said,

"It is finished."

And He bowed His head and gave up the ghost.

31 The Jews therefore, because it was the Preparation, and so that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day (for that Sabbath day was a high day), besought Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. 32 Then came the soldiers and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was dead already, they broke not His legs, 34 but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith there came out blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bore record, and his record is true, and he knoweth that he saith truly, that ye might believe. 36 For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled:

"A bone of Him shall not be broken."

37 And again another Scripture saith,

"They shall look on Him whom they pierced."

38 And after this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds in weight. 40 Then took they the body of Jesus and wound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the manner of the Jews for burial.

41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulcher wherein was never man yet laid. 42 There they laid Jesus therefore because of the Jews' Preparation Day, for the sepulcher was nigh at hand.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 15:16-17

Better is little with the fear of the LORD, 
than great treasure and trouble therewith. 
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, 
than a fattened ox and hatred therewith.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Luke 12:1-3

In the meantime, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trod one upon another, He began to say unto His disciples first of all,

"Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, neither hid that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

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