March 15, 2023 :: Evening Prayer
Wednesday after the Third Sunday of Lent
Here beginneth the 23rd chapter of Joshua.
Lord had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old stricken in age.And it came to pass a long time after that the
And Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old stricken in age:
Lord your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the Lord your God he that hath fought for you.And ye have seen all that the
Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea westward.
Lord your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the Lord your God hath promised unto you.And the
Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom the right hand or the left;
That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear , neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:
Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.But cleave unto the
Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.For the
Lord your God, he that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the
Lord your God.Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the
Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
Lord your God will no more drive out these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.Know for a certainty that the
Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, not one thing hath failed thereof.And, behold, this day I going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the
Lord your God promised you; so shall the Lord bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.Therefore it shall come to pass, as all good things are come upon you, which the
Lord your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.When ye have transgressed the covenant of the
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 1st chapter of 2 Thessalonians.
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
Seeing a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of goodness, and the work of faith with power:
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.