Daily Scripture Reading for
April 5, 2020
The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons
1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage unto the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2 saying unto them,
4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 And they brought the ass and the colt and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut down branches from the trees and strewed them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried out, saying,
10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, "Who is this?" 11 And the multitude said, "This is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee."
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tenderness and mercies, 2 fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord and of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better than himself. 4 Look not every man to his own things, but every man also to the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,
Words of Worship - Philippians 2:8b-9
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests 15 and said unto them, "What will ye give me if I will deliver Him unto you?" And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.
17 Now on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto Him, "Where wilt Thou that we prepare for Thee to eat the Passover?" 18 And He said,
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them, and they made ready the Passover.
20 Now when the evening had come, He sat down with the twelve. 21 And as they ate, He said,
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto Him, "Lord, is it I?" 23 And He answered and said,
25 Then Judas, who betrayed Him, answered and said, "Master, is it I?" He said unto him,
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said,
27 And He took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,
30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the Mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus said unto them,
33 Peter answered and said unto Him, "Though all men shall be offended because of Thee, yet I will never be offended." 34 Jesus said unto him,
35 Peter said unto Him, "Though I should die with Thee, yet will I not deny Thee." Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 Then Jesus came with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and said unto the disciples,
37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38 Then He said unto them,
39 And He went a little farther, and fell on His face and prayed, saying,
40 And He came unto the disciples and found them asleep, and said unto Peter,
42 He went away again the second time and prayed, saying,
43 And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. 44 And He left them and went away again, and prayed a third time, saying the same words. 45 Then came He to His disciples and said unto them,
47 And while He yet spoke, lo, Judas, one of the twelve came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 Now he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is He; hold Him fast." 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, "Hail, Master!" and kissed Him. 50 And Jesus said unto him,
Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. 51 And behold, one of those who was with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest and smote off his ear. 52 Then said Jesus unto him,
55 In that same hour Jesus said to the multitudes,
Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.
57 And those who had laid hold on Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58 But Peter followed Him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests and elders and all the council sought false witness against Jesus to put Him to death, 60 but found none. Yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, 61 and said, "This fellow said, `I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.'" 62 And the high priest arose and said unto Him, "Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witnesses say against thee?" 63 But Jesus held His peace. And the high priest answered and said unto Him, "I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God." 64 Jesus said unto him,
65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, "He hath spoken blasphemy! What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy! 66 What think ye?" They answered and said, "He is deserving of death!" 67 Then they spit in His face and buffeted Him, and others smote Him with the palms of their hands, 68 saying, "Prophesy unto us, thou Christ! Who is he that smote thee?"
69 Now Peter sat outside in the palace, and a damsel came unto him, saying, "Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee." 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, "I know not what thou sayest." 71 And when he had gone out onto the porch, another maid saw him and said unto those who were there, "This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth." 72 And again he denied with an oath, "I do not know the man!" 73 And after a while came unto him those who stood by, and said to Peter, "Surely thou also art one of them, for thy speech betrayeth thee." 74 Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, "I know not the man!" And immediately the cock crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, when He said unto him, "Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny Me thrice." And he went out and wept bitterly.
1 When the morning had come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death. 2 And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
3 Then Judas, who had betrayed Him, when he saw that He was condemned, repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, "I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? See thou to that!" 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. 6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood." 7 And they took counsel and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8 Therefore that field was called the Field of Blood unto this day. 9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was valued, whom they the children of Israel did value, 10 and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me."
11 And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked Him, saying, "Art thou the King of the Jews?" And Jesus said unto him,
12 And when He was accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 13 Then said Pilate unto Him, "Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?" 14 And He answered him never a word, insomuch that the governor marveled greatly.
15 Now at that feast, the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. 16 And they had then a notable prisoner called Barabbas. 17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, "Whom will ye that I release unto you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?" 18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered Him.
19 When he had sat down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, "Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him." 20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said unto them, "Which of the two will ye that I release unto you?" They said, "Barabbas!" 22 Pilate said unto them, "What shall I do then with Jesus, who is called Christ?" They all said unto him, "Let him be crucified!" 23 And the governor said, "Why, what evil hath he done?" But they cried out the more, saying, "Let him be crucified!"
24 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail, but rather that a tumult was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this just person. See ye to it." 25 Then answered all the people and said, "His blood be on us, and on our children!" 26 Then released he Barabbas unto them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto Him the whole detachment of soldiers. 28 And they stripped Him and put on Him a scarlet robe. 29 And when they had plaited a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head and a reed in His right hand, and they bowed their knees before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" 30 And they spat upon Him, and took the reed and smote Him on the head. 31 And after they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him. 32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to bear His cross.
33 And when they had come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a Place of a Skull, 34 they gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall. And when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink.
35 And they crucified Him and parted His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: "They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots." 36 And sitting down, they watched Him there, 37 and set up over His head His accusation, written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right hand and another on the left. 39 And those who passed by reviled Him, wagging their heads 40 and saying, "Thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days, save thyself! If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross!" 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking Him, with the scribes and elders said, 42 "He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 43 He trusted in God; let Him deliver him now, if He will have him. For he said, `I am the Son of God.'" 44 The thieves also, who were crucified with Him, cast the same in His teeth.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying,
that is to say, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" 47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, "This man calleth for Elijah." 48 And straightway one of them ran and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed and gave Him to drink. 49 The rest said, "Let be; let us see whether Elijah will come to save him."
50 Jesus, when He had cried out again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, and the earth quaked and the rocks rent. 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who slept arose, 53 and came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into the Holy City and appeared unto many. 54 Now when the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly, this was the Son of God!"
55 And many women were there beholding afar off, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him, 56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's children.
57 When the evening had come, there came a rich man of Arimathea named Joseph, who himself also was Jesus' disciple. 58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher and departed. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulcher.
62 Now the next day, that following the Day of the Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 63 saying, "Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was yet alive, `After three days I will rise again.' 64 Command therefore that the sepulcher be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night and steal him away, and say unto the people, `He is risen from the dead,' so that the last error shall be worse than the first." 65 Pilate said unto them, "Ye have a watch. Go your way, make it as secure as ye can." 66 So they went and made the sepulcher secure, sealing the stone and setting up a watch.
Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 16:14
Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Luke 11:43
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