April 6, 2023 :: Evening Prayer
Here beginneth the 31st chapter of Jeremiah.
Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.At the same time, saith the
Lord, The people left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.Thus saith the
Lord hath appeared of old unto me, , Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.The
Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat as common things.
Lord our God.For there shall be a day, the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the
Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.For thus saith the
Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim my firstborn.
Lord, O ye nations, and declare in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd his flock.Hear the word of the
Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of stronger than he.For the
Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
Lord.And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the
Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they not.Thus saith the
Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.Thus saith the
Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.And there is hope in thine end, saith the
Lord my God.I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself ; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed : turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou the
Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
Lord.Ephraim my dear son? a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the
Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, the way thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.
Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the
Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The Lord bless thee, O habitation of justice, mountain of holiness.Thus saith the
And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they go forth with flocks.
For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord.And it shall come to pass, like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the
In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord:Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the
Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.But this the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the
Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the
Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts his name:Thus saith the
Lord, the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the
Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.Thus saith the
Lord, that the city shall be built to the Lord from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.Behold, the days come, saith the
And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
Lord; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, holy unto the
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 8th chapter of Hebrews.
Now of the things which we have spoken the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
For if that first had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
For this the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
In that he saith, A new , he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old ready to vanish away.