March 30, 2023 :: Evening Prayer
Thursday after the Fifth Sunday of Lent
Here beginneth the 2nd chapter of 1 Samuel.
Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the
Lord: for none beside thee: neither any rock like our God.none holy as the
Lord a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the
The bows of the mighty men broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
full have hired out themselves for bread; and hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.The
Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.The
Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth the
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.The adversaries of the
Lord before Eli the priest.And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the
Lord.Now the sons of Eli sons of Belial; they knew not the
And the priests' custom with the people , when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand;
And he struck into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither.
Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw.
And any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and take as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, ; but thou shalt give now: and if not, I will take by force.
Lord: for men abhorred the offering of the Lord.Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the
Lord, a child, girded with a linen ephod.But Samuel ministered before the
Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
Lord give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the Lord. And they went unto their own home.And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The
Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the Lord.And the
Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.
Lord's people to transgress.Nay, my sons; for no good report that I hear: ye make the
Lord, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay them.If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the
Lord, and also with men.And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the
Lord, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the
And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel?
Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?
Lord God of Israel saith, I said indeed thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.Wherefore the
Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.
And thou shalt see an enemy habitation, in all which shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever.
And the man of thine, I shall not cut off from mine altar, to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.
And this a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them.
And I will raise me up a faithful priest, shall do according to which in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.
And it shall come to pass, every one that is left in thine house shall come crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priests' offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 1st chapter of Hebrews.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Who being the brightness of glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
But unto the Son , Thy throne, O God, for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?