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Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

June 3, 2021

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

The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Tobit 6:9-12

9 And when they had come near to Rages, 10 the angel said to the young man, "Brother, today we shall lodge with Raguel, who is thy cousin; he also hath one only daughter, named Sarah. I will speak for her, that she may be given thee for a wife. 11 For to thee doth the right to her appertain, seeing thou only art of her kindred. 12 And the maid is fair and wise. Now therefore hear me, and I will speak to her father; and when we return from Rages we will celebrate the marriage. For I know that Raguel cannot marry her to another according to the Law of Moses, for he shall be deserving of death, because the right of inheritance doth rather appertain to thee than to any other."

Tobit 7:1-18

1 And when they had come to Ecbatana they came to the house of Raguel, and Sarah met them. And after they had saluted one another, she brought them into the house. 2 Then said Raguel to Edna his wife, "How like is this young man to Tobit my cousin!" Œ 3 And Raguel asked them, "From whence are ye, brethren?" To whom they said, "We are of the sons of Naphtali, who are captives in Nineveh." 4 Then he said to them, "Do ye know Tobit our kinsman?" And they said, "We know him." Then said he, "Is he in good health?" 5 And they said, "He is both alive and in good health." And Tobias said, "He is my father." 6 Then Raguel leaped up and kissed him, and wept, 7 and blessed him and said unto him, "Thou art the son of an honest and good man." But when he had heard that Tobit was blind, he was sorrowful and wept; 8 and likewise Edna his wife and Sarah his daughter wept. Moreover they entertained them cheerfully; and after they had killed a ram of the flock, they set a store of meat on the table.

Then said Tobias to Raphael, "Brother Azarias, speak of those things of which thou didst talk on the way, and let this business be dispatched." 9 So he communicated the matter with Raguel. And Raguel said to Tobias, "Eat and drink, and make merry; 10 for it is meet that thou shouldest marry my daughter. Nevertheless I will declare unto thee the truth. 11 I have given my daughter in marriage to seven men, who died that night they came in unto her; nevertheless for the present be merry." But Tobias said, "I will eat nothing here till we agree and swear one to another." 12 Raguel said, "Then take her from henceforth according to the manner, for thou art her cousin and she is thine; and the merciful God give you good success in all things."

13 Then he called his daughter Sarah, and she came to her father; and he took her by the hand and gave her for a wife to Tobias, saying, "Behold, take her according to the Law of Moses, and lead her away to thy father." And he blessed them, 14 and called Edna his wife, and took paper and wrote an instrument of covenants, and sealed it. 15 Then they began to eat.

16 Afterward Raguel called his wife Edna and said unto her, "Sister, prepare another chamber, and bring her in thither." 17 When she had done as he had bidden her, she brought her thither. And she wept. And she received the tears of her daughter, and said unto her, 18 "Be of good comfort, my daughter; the Lord of heaven and earth give thee joy for this thy sorrow. Be of good comfort, my daughter."

Tobit 8:1-10

1 And when they had supped, they brought Tobias in unto her. 2 And as he went, he remembered the words of Raphael, and took the ashes of the perfumes and put the heart and the liver of the fish thereupon, and made a smoke therewith. 3 At this smell, when the evil spirit had smelled it, he fled into the utmost parts of Egypt, and the angel bound him.

4 And after they were both shut in together, Tobias rose out of the bed and said, "Sister, arise, and let us pray that God would have pity on us." 5 Then began Tobias to say,

"Blessed art Thou, O God of our fathers,
and blessed is Thy holy and glorious name for ever.
Let the heavens bless Thee,
and all Thy creatures.
6 Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve his wife for a helper and stay;
of them came mankind.
Thou hast said, `It is not good that man should be alone;
let Us make unto him an aid like unto himself.'
7 And now, O Lord, I take not this my sister for lust, but uprightly.
Therefore mercifully ordain that we may become aged together."

8 And she said with him, "Amen." 9 So they slept both that night. And Raguel arose, and went and made a grave, 10 saying, 'I fear lest he also be dead." 4 And after they were both shut in together, Tobias rose out of the bed and said, "Sister, arise, and let us pray that God would have pity on us." 5 Then began Tobias to say,

"Blessed art Thou, O God of our fathers,
and blessed is Thy holy and glorious name for ever.
Let the heavens bless Thee,
and all Thy creatures.
6 Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve his wife for a helper and stay;
of them came mankind.
Thou hast said, `It is not good that man should be alone;
let Us make unto him an aid like unto himself.'
7 And now, O Lord, I take not this my sister for lust, but uprightly.
Therefore mercifully ordain that we may become aged together."

8 And she said with him, "Amen." 9 So they slept both that night.

And Raguel arose, and went and made a grave, 10 saying "I fear lest he also be dead."

Words of Worship - 2 Timothy 1:10b

our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.

Mark 12:28-34 

28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?" 29 And Jesus answered him, 

"The first of all the commandments is: `Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength;' this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this: `Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." 

32 And the scribe said unto Him, "Well, Master, thou hast said the truth, for there is one God, and there is none other than He. 33 And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, He said unto him, 

"Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God." 

And no man after that dared ask Him any question.


Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 22:23

Be faithful to thy neighbor in his poverty, 
that thou mayest rejoice in his prosperity. 
Abide steadfast unto him in the time of his trouble, 
that thou mayest be heir with him in his heritage; 
for a mean estate is not always to be contemned, 
nor the rich that is foolish to be held in admiration.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 4:7

"It is written again: `Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'"


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