Daily Bible Reading

Load readings for The Festival of the Reformation

22nd Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Liturgical Color: Green


IF YOU, - || Lord, should mark | in- | i- | qui- | ties, *

O | Lord, | who | could - | stand?

|| But there is for- | give- | ness | with | You, *

That You may be feared, O God | of | Is- | ra- - | el. (Psalm 130:3-4)

|| Out of the depths I have cried | to | You, | O | Lord; *

Lord, | — | hear | my - | voice!

|| Let Your ears | be | at- | ten- | tive *

To the voice of my | sup- | pli- | ca- - | tions.

|| O Israel, | hope | in | the | Lord; *

For with the Lord | there | is | mer- - | cy,

|| With Him is abun- | dant | re- | demp- | tion, *

And He shall redeem Israel from all his | in- | i- | qui- - | ties. (Psalm 130:1–2, 7–8)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| If You, Lord, should mark | in- | i- | qui- | ties, *

O | Lord, | who | could - | stand?

|| But there is for- | give- | ness | with | You, *

That You may be feared, O God | of | Is- | ra- - | el. (Psalm 130:3-4)

First Reading: Phil. 1:3-11

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.


|| Behold, how good and how | plea- | sant | it | is *

For brethren to dwell together | in | un- | i- - | ty!

|| For there the Lord command- | ed | the | bless- | ing *

—Life | for- | ev- | er- - | more. (Psalm 133:1, 3b)


|| Al- | — | le- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | — | le- | lu- - | ia!

|| The Lord heals the | brok- | en- | heart- | ed *

And binds up their wounds. | Al- | le- | lu- - | ia! (Psalm 147:3)

Second Reading: Matt. 18:23-35

Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”


O God, our Refuge and Strength, Who art the Author of all godliness, be ready, we beseech Thee, to hear the devout prayers of Thy Church, and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.