Daily Bible Reading

11th Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #369

Liturgical Color: Green


GOD IS || in His holy habi- | ta- | tion. *

God sets the solitary in | fam- | i- | lies.

|| The God of Israel is He who gives | strength | - *

And power to | His | peo- | ple. (Psalm 68:5b, 6a, 35b)

|| Let God arise, Let His enemies be | scat- | tered; *

Let those also who hate Him flee | be- | fore | Him.

|| But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before | God; | - *

Yes, let them rejoice ex- | ceed- | ing- | ly.

|| O God, when you went out before Your | peo- | ple, *

You, O God, provided from Your goodness | for | the | poor.

|| Blessèd be the Lord, who daily loads us with | bene- | fits, *

The God of our | sal- | va- | tion! (Psalm 68:1, 3, 7, 10, and 19)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| God is in His holy habi- | ta- | tion. *

God sets the solitary in | fam- | i- | lies.

|| The God of Israel is He who gives | strength | - *

And power to | His | peo- | ple. (Psalm 68:5b, 6a, 35b)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 119:81-88

Vespers: Psalm 147


Almighty and Everlasting God, Who art always more ready to hear than we to pray and wont to give more than either we desire or deserve, pour down upon us the abundance of Thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Old Testament Reading (TLH): 2 Sam. 22:21-29

“The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord , And have not wickedly departed from my God. For all His judgments were before me; And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity. Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness in His eyes. “With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. You will save the humble people; But Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down. “For You are my lamp, O Lord ; The Lord shall enlighten my darkness.

First Reading: 1 Cor. 15:1-10

15  Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.


|| My heart trusted in God, and I am | helped; | - *

Therefore my heart greatly rejoices; And with my song I | will | praise | Him.

|| To You I will cry, O Lord, my | Rock; | - *

Do not be silent to me, hear the voice of my sup- | pli- | ca- | tions. (Psalm 28:7b, 1b, 2a)


|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all gener- | a- | tions. *

Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Psalm 90:1)

Second Reading: Luke 18:9-14

Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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