April 11, 2023 :: Evening Prayer
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 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians.
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Therefore whether I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
And if Christ be not risen, then our preaching vain, and your faith also vain.
Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
And if Christ be not raised, your faith vain; ye are yet in your sins.
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
But now is Christ risen from the dead, become the firstfruits of them that slept.
For since by man death, by man also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
Then the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
The last enemy shall be destroyed death.
For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under , manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak to your shame.
But some will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other :
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
All flesh not the same flesh: but one flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, another of birds.
also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial one, and the of the terrestrial another.
one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for star differeth from star in glory.
So also the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam a quickening spirit.
Howbeit that not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
The first man of the earth, earthy: the second man the Lord from heaven.
As the earthy, such they also that are earthy: and as the heavenly, such they also that are heavenly.
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where thy sting? O grave, where thy victory?
The sting of death sin; and the strength of sin the law.
But thanks to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.