Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

July 21, 2018

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Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
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The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Micah 2:1-5

1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, 
and work evil upon their beds! 
When the morning is light they practice it, 
because it is in the power of their hand. 
2 They covet fields and take them by violence, 
and houses, and take them away. 
So they oppress a man and his house, 
even a man and his heritage. 
3 Therefore thus saith the LORD: "Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks, 
neither shall ye go haughtily; for this time is evil. 
4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, 
and lament with a doleful lamentation and say, 
`We are utterly despoiled; 
He hath changed the portion of my people. 
How hath He removed it from me! 
Turning away, He hath divided our fields.'" 
5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot 
in the congregation of the LORD.

Psalm 10

1 Why standest Thou afar off, O LORD?
Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?

2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor;
let them be caught in the devices that they have contrived.
3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire,
and blesseth the covetous whom the LORD abhorreth.
4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God;
God is not in all his thoughts.
5 His ways are always grievous; Thy judgments are far above, out of his sight;
as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
6 He hath said in his heart, "I shall not be moved,
for I shall never be in adversity."
7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud;
under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages; in secret places doth he murder the innocent;
his eyes are privily set against the poor.
9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den; he lieth in wait to catch the poor;
he doth catch the poor when he draweth him into his net.
10 He croucheth and humbleth himself,
that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
11 He hath said in his heart, "God hath forgotten;
He hideth His face, He will never see it."

12 Arise, O LORD! O God, lift up Thine hand!
Forget not the humble.
13 Why doth the wicked contemn God?
He hath said in his heart, "Thou wilt not keep account."
14 But Thou hast seen it,
for Thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with Thy hand.
The poor committeth himself unto Thee;
Thou art the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break Thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man;
seek out his wickedness until Thou find none.

16 The LORD is King for ever and ever;
the heathen have perished out of His land.
17 LORD, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble;
Thou wilt prepare their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to hear,
18 to judge the fatherless and the oppressed,
that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

John 20:1-2,  11-18

1 On the first day of the week came Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher and saw the stone taken away from the sepulcher. 2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulcher, and we know not where they have laid Him!"

11 But Mary stood outside at the sepulcher weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the sepulcher, 12 and saw two angels in white, sitting one at the head and the other at the feet where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they said unto her, "Woman, why weepest thou?" She said unto them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him." 14 And when she had thus said, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said unto her,

"Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?"

She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said unto Him, "Sir, if thou have borne Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away." 16 Jesus said unto her,


She turned herself and said unto Him, "Rabboni!" (which is to say, "Master"). 17 Jesus said unto her,

"Touch Me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say unto them, 'I ascend unto My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'"

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto her.

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 22:16

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, 
shall surely come to want.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 5:46-48

For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in Heaven is perfect.

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