September 18, 2023 :: Morning Prayer
Monday after the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
Here beginneth the 2nd chapter of Haggai.
Lord by the prophet Haggai, saying,In the seventh , in the one and twentieth of the month, came the word of the
Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,
Who left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?
Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I with you, saith the Lord of hosts:Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the
the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
Lord of hosts; Yet once, it a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry ;For thus saith the
Lord of hosts.And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the
Lord of hosts.The silver mine, and the gold mine, saith the
Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the
Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying,In the four and twentieth of the ninth , in the second year of Darius, came the word of the
Lord of hosts; Ask now the priests the law, saying,Thus saith the
If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
Then said Haggai, If unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
Lord; and so every work of their hands; and that which they offer there unclean.Then answered Haggai, and said, So this people, and so this nation before me, saith the
Lord:And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the
Since those were, when came to an heap of twenty , there were ten: when came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty out of the press, there were twenty.
Lord.I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye not to me, saith the
Lord's temple was laid, consider .Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth , from the day that the foundation of the
Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless .
Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth of the month, saying,And again the word of the
Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;
And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts.In that day, saith the
Here endeth the first lesson.
Here beginneth the 19th chapter of Matthew.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judæa beyond Jordan;
And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with wife, it is not good to marry.
But he said unto them, All cannot receive this saying, save to whom it is given.
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive , let him receive .
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
And he laid hands on them, and departed thence.
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none good but one, , God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Honour thy father and mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come follow me.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
When his disciples heard , they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
But Jesus beheld , and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
But many first shall be last; and the last first.