March 6, 2023 :: Evening Prayer
Monday after the Second Sunday of Lent
Here beginneth the 27th chapter of Deuteronomy.
And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.
Lord thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaister them with plaister:And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the
Lord thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee.And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the
Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan, ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.
Lord thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up iron upon them.And there shalt thou build an altar unto the
Lord thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the Lord thy God:Thou shalt build the altar of the
Lord thy God.And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.
Lord thy God.And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the
Lord thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the
And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:
And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,
Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth in secret . And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.Cursed the man that maketh graven or molten image, an abomination unto the
Cursed he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed he that confirmeth not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 1st chapter of Colossians.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus brother,
To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love to all the saints,
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Which is come unto you, as in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as also in you, since the day ye heard , and knew the grace of God in truth:
As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
For this cause we also, since the day we heard , do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated into the kingdom of his dear Son:
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins:
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all he might have the preeminence.
For it pleased that in him should all fulness dwell;
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, , whether things in earth, or things in heaven.
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
To whom God would make known what the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.