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Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

April 7, 2020

Text taken from the
Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
(New Authorized VersionTM NAVTM)

The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Isaiah 49:1-6

1 "Listen, O isles, unto Me,
and hearken, ye people from afar!
The LORD hath called Me from the womb;
from the bowels of My mother hath He made mention of My name.
2 And He hath made My mouth like a sharp sword;
in the shadow of His hand hath He hid Me, and made Me a polished shaft.
In His quiver hath He hid Me, 3 and said unto Me,
'Thou art My servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.'
4 Then I said, `I have labored in vain;
I have spent My strength for nought and in vain;
yet surely My judgment is with the LORD,
and My work with My God.'"

5 "And now saith the LORD that formed Me from the womb to be His servant,
to bring Jacob again to Him, though Israel be not gathered--
yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD,
and My God shall be My strength"
6 and He said: `It is a light thing that Thou shouldest be My servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved of Israel.
I will also give Thee for a light to the Gentiles,
that Thou mayest be My salvation unto the end of the earth.'"

Psalm 71 

1 In Thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; 
let me never be put to confusion. 
2 Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and cause me to escape; 
incline Thine ear unto me, and save me. 
3 Be Thou my strong habitation, 
whereunto I may continually resort; 
Thou hast given commandment to save me, 
for Thou art my rock and my fortress.

4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, 
out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 
5 For Thou art my hope, O Lord GOD; 
Thou art my trust from my youth. 
6 By Thee have I been held from the womb; Thou art He that took me out of my mother's womb. 
My praise shall be continually of Thee. 
7 I am as a wonder unto many, 
but Thou art my strong refuge. 
8 Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise, 
and with Thy honor all the day.

9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; 
forsake me not when my strength faileth. 
10 For mine enemies speak against me, 
and they that lie in wait for my soul take counsel together, 
11 saying, "God hath forsaken him;
persecute and take him, for there is none to deliver him." 

12 O God, be not far from me; 
O my God, make haste to help me. 
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; 
let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt. 
14 But I will hope continually 
and will yet praise Thee more and more. 
15 My mouth shall show forth Thy righteousness and Thy salvation all the day, 
for I know not the numbers thereof. 
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; 
I will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only. 
17 O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth, 
and hitherto have I declared Thy wondrous works. 
18 Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, 
until I have shown Thy strength unto this generation and Thy power to every one that is to come. 
19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things. 
O God, who is like unto Thee! 
20 Thou, who hast shown me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, 
and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. 
21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, 
and comfort me on every side.

22 I will also praise Thee with the psaltery for Thy truth, O my God; 
unto Thee will I sing with the harp, O Thou Holy One of Israel. 
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto Thee, 
and my soul which Thou hast redeemed. 
24 My tongue also shall talk of Thy righteousness all the day long;
for they are confounded, for they are brought to shame that seek my hurt.

John 13:21-38

21 When Jesus had thus said, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said,

"Verily, verily I say unto you that one of you shall betray Me."

22 Then the disciples looked at one another, not knowing of whom He spoke. 23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom He spoke. 25 He then, leaning on Jesus' breast, said unto Him, "Lord, who is it?" 26 Jesus answered,

"He it is to whom I shall give a sop when I have dipped it."

And when He had dipped the sop, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 And after the sop, Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said unto him,

"What thou doest, do quickly."

28 Now no man at the table knew with what intent He spoke this unto him. 29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the money bag, that Jesus had said unto him, "Buy those things that we have need of for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor. 30 Judas then, having received the sop, went immediately out. And it was night.

31 Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God be glorified in Him, God shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me; and as I said unto the Jews, `Whither I go ye cannot come,' so now say I to you. 34 A new commandment I give unto you: that ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples: if ye have love one for another."

36 Simon Peter said unto Him, "Lord, whither goest Thou?" Jesus answered him,

"Whither I go thou canst not follow Me now, but thou shalt follow Me afterwards."

37 Peter said unto Him, "Lord, why cannot I follow Thee now? I will lay down my life for Thy sake." 38 Jesus answered him,

"Wilt thou lay down thy life for My sake? Verily, verily I say unto thee, the cock shall not crow till thou hast denied Me thrice.


Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 15:3

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, 
beholding the evil and the good.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Luke 11:46-48

And He said,

"Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! For ye laden men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe unto you! For ye build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchers.


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