March 18, 2024 :: Evening Prayer
Monday after the Fifth Sunday of Lent
Here beginneth the 5th chapter of Judges.
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,
Lord for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.Praise ye the
Lord; I will sing to the Lord God of Israel.Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, I, will sing unto the
Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.
Lord, that Sinai from before the Lord God of Israel.The mountains melted from before the
In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways.
the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
They chose new gods; then war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
Lord.My heart toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the
Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.
Lord, the righteous acts of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the Lord go down to the gates.from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the
Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.
Lord made me have dominion over the mighty.Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people: the
Out of Ephraim a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer.
And the princes of Issachar with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben great thoughts of heart.
Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben great searchings of heart.
Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.
Zebulun and Naphtali a people jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.
The kings came fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.
They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.
Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.
Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
He asked water, she gave milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot long in coming? why tarry the wheels of his chariots?
Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned answer to herself,
Have they not sped? have they divided the prey; to every man a damsel two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, for the necks of the spoil?
Lord: but them that love him as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.So let all thine enemies perish, O
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 1st chapter of 1 Timothy.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, our hope;
Unto Timothy, own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: .
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned:
From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
But we know that the law good, if a man use it lawfully;
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did ignorantly in unbelief.
And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
This a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
Of whom is Hymenæus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.