November 4th, 2017

Saturday of Trinity 20


First Reading: Jer. 5:1-19


 1Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

 2And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

 3O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

 4Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

 5I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

 6Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

 7How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

 8They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.

 9Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

 10Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD's.

 11For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.

 12They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:

 13And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

 14Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

 15Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.

 16Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.

 17And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.

 18Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you.

 19And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not your's.



Second Reading: Matt. 22:23-46


 23The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,

 24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

 25Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:

 26Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.

 27And last of all the woman died also.

 28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.

 29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

 30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

 31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

 32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

 33And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.

 34But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

 35Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

 36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

 38This is the first and great commandment.

 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

 42Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.

 43He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,

 44The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

 45If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?

 46And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.



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