September 18, 2022 :: Evening Prayer
Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
Here beginneth the 22nd chapter of Jeremiah.
Lord; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,Thus saith the
Lord, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates:And say, Hear the word of the
Lord; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.Thus saith the
For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.
Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the
Lord unto the king's house of Judah; Thou Gilead unto me, the head of Lebanon: surely I will make thee a wilderness, cities are not inhabited.For thus saith the
And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast into the fire.
Lord done thus unto this great city?And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the
Lord their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the
Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
Lord touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any more:For thus saith the
But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this land no more.
Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
Shalt thou reign, because thou closest in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, then well with him?
Lord.He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then well : not this to know me? saith the
But thine eyes and thine heart not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do .
Lord concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, , Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, , Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!Therefore thus saith the
He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the passages: for all thy lovers are destroyed.
I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; thou saidst, I will not hear. This thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.
The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.
O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!
Lord, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;I live, saith the
And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand whose face thou fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye were not born; and there shall ye die.
But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return.
this man Coniah a despised broken idol? a vessel wherein no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Lord.O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the
Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.Thus saith the
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 3rd chapter of 1 Corinthians.
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ.
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able , neither yet now are ye able.
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
Who then is Paul, and who Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, God's building.
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which ye are.
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
And ye are Christ's; and Christ God's.