Daily Bible Reading

9th Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Liturgical Color: Green

Introit

BE- HOLD, || God is my | help- | er; *

The Lord is with those who up- | hold | my | life.

|| He will repay my enemies for their | ev- | il. *

Cut them off in Your | truth, | O | Lord. (Psalm 54:4–5)

|| Save me, O God, by Your | name, | - *

And vindicate me | by | Your | strength.

|| Hear my prayer, O | God; | - *

Give ear to the words | of | my | mouth.

|| For strangers have risen up a- | gainst | me, *

They have not set God | be- | fore | them.

|| For He has delivered me out of all | trou- | ble; *

And my eye has seen its desire upon my | en- | e- | mies. (Psalm 54:1, 2-3, 7)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| Behold, God is my | help- | er; *

The Lord is with those who up- | hold | my | life.

|| He will repay my enemies for their | ev- | il. *

Cut them off in Your | truth, | O | Lord. (Psalm 54:4–5)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 119:65-72

Vespers: Psalm 139

Collect

Let Thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please Thee; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: 1 Cor. 10:6-13

Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.” Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Gradual

|| O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the | earth, | - *

Who have set Your glory above | the | heav- | ens! (Psalm 8:1)

Verse

|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| Blessed is the man who fears the | Lord, | - *

Who delights greatly in His commandments. Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Psalm 112:1b)

Second Reading: Luke 16:1-9

16  He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’ “Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg. I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’ “So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ So he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light. “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.

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