February 9, 2023 :: Evening Prayer
Thursday after Septuagesima Sunday
Here beginneth the 32nd chapter of Exodus.
And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring unto me.
And all the people brake off the golden earrings which in their ears, and brought unto Aaron.
And he received at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Lord.And when Aaron saw , he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow a feast to the
And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted :And the
They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it a stiffnecked people:And the
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?And Moses besought the
Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit for ever.
Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.And the
And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony in his hand: the tables written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other they written.
And the tables the work of God, and the writing the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, a noise of war in the camp.
And he said, not the voice of shout for mastery, neither the voice of cry for being overcome: the noise of sing do I hear.
And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt in the fire, and ground to powder, and strawed upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink .
And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?
And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they on mischief.
For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break off. So they gave me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
And when Moses saw that the people naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto shame among their enemies:)
Lord's side? unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who on the
Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.And he said unto them, Thus saith the
And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the
Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the
Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.And Moses returned unto the
Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.And the
Therefore now go, lead the people unto of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.
Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.And the
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 5th chapter of 2 Corinthians.
For we know that if our earthly house of tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
For we that are in tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
Therefore always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
We are confident, , and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things in body, according to that he hath done, whether good or bad.
Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
For whether we be beside ourselves, to God: or whether we be sober, for your cause.
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
And he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we no more.
Therefore if any man in Christ, a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
And all things of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech by us: we pray in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For he hath made him sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.