Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

June 2, 2021

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

Tobit 3

1 Then I, being grieved, did weep; and in my sorrow prayed, saying,

2 "O Lord, Thou art just, and all Thy works and all Thy ways are mercy and truth;
and Thou judgest truly and justly for ever.
3 Remember me, and look on me;
punish me not for my sins and ignorances, and the sins of my fathers, who have sinned before Thee.
4 For they obeyed not Thy commandments.
Therefore Thou hast delivered us for a spoil,
and unto captivity and unto death,
and for a proverb of reproach to all the nations among whom we are dispersed.
5 And now Thy judgments are many and true;
deal with me according to my sins and my fathers',
because we have not kept Thy commandments,
neither have walked in truth before Thee.
6 Now therefore deal with me as seemeth best unto Thee,
and command my spirit to be taken from me,
that I may be dissolved and become earth.
For it is profitable for me to die rather than to live,
because I have heard false reproaches and have much sorrow.
Command therefore that I may now be delivered out of this distress, and go into the everlasting place;
turn not Thy face away from me."

7 It came to pass the same day that in Ecbatana a city of Media, Sarah, the daughter of Raguel, was also reproached by her father's maids, 8 because she had been married to seven husbands, whom Asmodeus the evil spirit had killed before they had lain with her. "Dost thou not know," said they, "that thou hast strangled thine husbands? Thou hast had already seven husbands, neither wast thou named after any of them. 9 Why dost thou beat us for them? If they be dead, go thy ways after them. Let us never see from thee either son or daughter."

10 When she heard these things she was very sorrowful, so that she thought to have strangled herself. And she said, "I am the only daughter of my father; and if I do this, it shall be a reproach unto him, and I shall bring his old age with sorrow unto the grave." 11 Then she prayed toward the window and said,

"Blessed art Thou, O Lord my God,
and Thine holy and glorious name is blessed and honorable for ever;
let all Thy works praise Thee for ever.
12 And now, O Lord, I set mine eyes and my face toward Thee,
13 and say, `Take me out of the earth, that I may hear no more the reproach.'
14 Thou knowest, Lord, that I am pure from all sin with man,
15 and that I never polluted my name, nor the name of my father in the land of my captivity.
I am the only daughter of my father; neither hath he any child to be his heir,
neither any near kinsman, nor any son of his alive, to whom I may keep myself for a wife.
My seven husbands are already dead;
and why should I live?
But if it please not Thee that I should die, command some regard to be had of me,
and pity taken on me, that I hear no more reproach."

16 So the prayers of them both were heard before the majesty of the great God. 17 And Raphael was sent to heal them both, that is, to scale away the whiteness of Tobit's eyes, and to give Sarah the daughter of Raguel for a wife to Tobias the son of Tobit, and to bind Asmodeus the evil spirit, because she belonged to Tobias by right of inheritance. The selfsame time came Tobit home, and entered into his house; and Sarah the daughter of Raguel came down from her upper chamber.

Psalm 25:1-10

1 Unto Thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul;
2 O my God, I trust in Thee.
Let me not be ashamed;
let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, let none that wait on Thee be ashamed;
let them be ashamed that transgress without cause.

4 Show me Thy ways, O LORD;
teach me Thy paths.
5 Lead me in Thy truth and teach me,
for Thou art the God of my salvation;
on Thee do I wait all the day.

6 Remember, O LORD, Thy tender mercies and Thy lovingkindnesses;
for they have been ever of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
according to Thy mercy remember Thou me,
for Thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

8 Good and upright is the LORD;
therefore will He teach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will He guide in judgment,
and the meek will He teach His way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth,
unto them that keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Words of Worship - John 11:25b, 26

"I am the resurrection and the Life.
and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?"

Mark 12:18-27

18 Then came unto Him the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked Him, saying, 19 "Master, Moses wrote unto us that if a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, then his brother should take his wife and raise up seed unto his brother. 20 Now there were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and dying, left no seed. 21 And the second took her and died, neither leaving any seed. And the third likewise. 22 So the seven had her and left no seed. Last of all the woman died also. 23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be, for all seven had her for a wife?" 24 And Jesus answering, said unto them,

"Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God? 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels who are in Heaven. 26 And concerning the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke unto him, saying, `I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Ye therefore do greatly err."

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be unpunished, 
and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 4:4

"It is written: 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'"

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