June 23rd, 2018

Saturday of Trinity 3

First Reading: Prov. 27:1-24

 1 Do not boast about tomorrow,
      For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
       2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
      A stranger, and not your own lips.
       3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
      But a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them.
       4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent,
      But who is able to stand before jealousy?
       5 Open rebuke is better
      Than love carefully concealed.
       6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
      But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
       7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb,
      But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
       8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest
      Is a man who wanders from his place.
       9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
      And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.
       10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend,
      Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity;
      Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
       11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,
      That I may answer him who reproaches me.
       12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
      The simple pass on and are punished.
       13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger,
      And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.
       14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,
      It will be counted a curse to him.
       15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day
      And a contentious woman are alike;
       16 Whoever restrains her restrains the wind,
      And grasps oil with his right hand.
       17 As iron sharpens iron,
      So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
       18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit;
      So he who waits on his master will be honored.
       19 As in water face reflects face,
      So a man’s heart reveals the man.
       20 Hell[a] and Destruction[b] are never full;
      So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
       21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
      And a man is valued by what others say of him.
       22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
      Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
       23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks,
      And attend to your herds;
       24 For riches are not forever,
      Nor does a crown endure to all generations.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Second Reading: John 20:1-18

The Empty Tomb

 1 Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” 3 Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. 4 So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. 5 And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, 7 and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. 9 For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

    11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him,[a] “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord,[b] and that He had spoken these things to her.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.


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