September 26, 2023 :: Evening Prayer
Tuesday after the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
Here beginneth the 3rd chapter of Malachi.
Lord of hosts.Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the
But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
Lord an offering in righteousness.And he shall sit a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the
Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the
Lord of hosts.And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger , and fear not me, saith the
Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.For I the
Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept . Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Ye cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, this whole nation.
Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that not enough .Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the
Lord of hosts.And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the
Lord of hosts.And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the
Lord. Yet ye say, What have we spoken against thee?Your words have been stout against me, saith the
Lord of hosts?Ye have said, It vain to serve God: and what profit that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, tempt God are even delivered.
Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard , and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.Then they that feared the
Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.And they shall be mine, saith the
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 11th chapter of 1 Corinthians.
Be ye followers of me, even as I also of Christ.
Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered to you.
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman the man; and the head of Christ God.
Every man praying or prophesying, having head covered, dishonoureth his head.
But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
For a man indeed ought not to cover head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
For this cause ought the woman to have power on head because of the angels.
Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
For as the woman of the man, even so the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for hair is given her for a covering.
But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
Now in this that I declare I praise not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
When ye come together therefore into one place, is not to eat the Lord's supper.
For in eating every one taketh before his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise not.
For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the night in which he was betrayed took bread:
And when he had given thanks, he brake , and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
After the same manner also the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink , in remembrance of me.
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of bread, and drink of cup.
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
For this cause many weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.