November 4th, 2018

Trinity 24


Introit

Antiphon:
O come, let us worship and | bow down:*
     let us kneel before the LORD our | Maker.
For He is our God; and we are the people of his | pasture,*
     and the sheep | of His hand. (Psalm 95:6-7)

Psalm:
Oh come, let us sing | to the LORD!*
     Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our sal- | vation.
Let us come before His presence with thanks- | giving;*
     let us shout joyfully to | Him with psalms.
For the LORD is the | great God,*
     and the great King a- | bove all gods.
In His hand are the deep places | of the earth;*
     the heights of the hills are His | also. (Psalm 95:1-4)

Collect (LSB)

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful people that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may byYou be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Collect (TLH)

Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of Thy faithful people that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of Thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Excita quaesumus Domine tuorum fidelium voluntates, ut divini operis fructum propensius exequentes, pietatis tuae remedia majora percipiant. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Isaiah 51:9-16


9 Awake, awake, put on strength,
      O arm of the LORD!
      Awake as in the ancient days,
      In the generations of old.
      AreYou not the arm that cut Rahab apart,
      And wounded the serpent?
       10 Are You not the One who dried up the sea,
      The waters of the great deep;
      That made the depths of the sea a road
      For the redeemed to cross over?
       11 So the ransomed of the LORD shall return,
      And come to Zion with singing,
      With everlasting joy on their heads.
      They shall obtain joy and gladness;
      Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
       12 “ I, even I, am He who comforts you.
      Who are you that you should be afraid
      Of a man who will die,
      And of the son of a man who will be made like grass?
       13 And you forget the LORD your Maker,
      Who stretched out the heavens
      And laid the foundations of the earth;
      You have feared continually every day
      Because of the fury of the oppressor,
      When he has prepared to destroy.
      And where is the fury of the oppressor?
       14 The captive exile hastens, that he may be loosed,
      That he should not die in the pit,
      And that his bread should not fail.
       15 But I am the LORD your God,
      Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
      The LORD of hosts is His name.
       16 And I have put My words in your mouth;
      I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
      That I may plant the heavens,
      Lay the foundations of the earth,
      And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”



Old Testament: Isaiah 51:9-16


9 Awake, awake, put on strength,
      O arm of the LORD!
      Awake as in the ancient days,
      In the generations of old.
      AreYou not the arm that cut Rahab apart,
      And wounded the serpent?
       10 Are You not the One who dried up the sea,
      The waters of the great deep;
      That made the depths of the sea a road
      For the redeemed to cross over?
       11 So the ransomed of the LORD shall return,
      And come to Zion with singing,
      With everlasting joy on their heads.
      They shall obtain joy and gladness;
      Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
       12 “ I, even I, am He who comforts you.
      Who are you that you should be afraid
      Of a man who will die,
      And of the son of a man who will be made like grass?
       13 And you forget the LORD your Maker,
      Who stretched out the heavens
      And laid the foundations of the earth;
      You have feared continually every day
      Because of the fury of the oppressor,
      When he has prepared to destroy.
      And where is the fury of the oppressor?
       14 The captive exile hastens, that he may be loosed,
      That he should not die in the pit,
      And that his bread should not fail.
       15 But I am the LORD your God,
      Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
      The LORD of hosts is His name.
       16 And I have put My words in your mouth;
      I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
      That I may plant the heavens,
      Lay the foundations of the earth,
      And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”



Gradual

For You have delivered my / soul from death,*
     my eyes from tears, and my feet from / falling.
I love the LORD, because He has / heard My voice*
     and my suppli- / cations. (Psalm 116:8, 1)

Epistle: Col. 1:9-14


Preeminence of Christ

    9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood,[a] the forgiveness of sins.

Footnotes:Colossians 1:14 NU-Text and M-Text omit through His blood.


Verse

Alle- / luia.*
     Alle- / luia.
For with You is the foun- / tain of life;*
     in Your light we see light. Alle- / luia. (Psalm 36:9)

Gospel: Matt. 9:18-26


A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

    18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” 19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples. 20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. 21 For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” 22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour. 23 When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, 24 He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. 25 But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. 26 And the report of this went out into all that land.



Offertory

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD; Lord, hear my voice: Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD. (Psalm 130)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 125


A Song of Ascents.

 1 Those who trust in the LORD
         Are like Mount Zion,
         Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
         So the LORD surrounds His people
         From this time forth and forever.
         
 3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
         On the land allotted to the righteous,
         Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.
         
 4 Do good, O LORD, to those who are good,
         And to those who are upright in their hearts.
         
 5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways,
         The LORD shall lead them away
         With the workers of iniquity.
         
         Peace be upon Israel!



First Reading: Jer. 5:1-19


The Justice of God’s Judgment
 1 “Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem;
      See now and know;
      And seek in her open places
      If you can find a man,
      If there is anyone who executes judgment,
      Who seeks the truth,
      And I will pardon her.
       2 Though they say, ‘As the LORD lives,’
      Surely they swear falsely.”
       3 O LORD, are not Your eyes on the truth?
      You have stricken them,
      But they have not grieved;
      You have consumed them,
      But they have refused to receive correction.
      They have made their faces harder than rock;
      They have refused to return.
       4 Therefore I said, “Surely these are poor.
      They are foolish;
      For they do not know the way of the LORD,
      The judgment of their God.
       5 I will go to the great men and speak to them,
      For they have known the way of the LORD,
      The judgment of their God.”
      But these have altogether broken the yoke
      And burst the bonds.
       6 Therefore a lion from the forest shall slay them,
      A wolf of the deserts shall destroy them;
      A leopard will watch over their cities.
      Everyone who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces,
      Because their transgressions are many;
      Their backslidings have increased.
       7 “ How shall I pardon you for this?
      Your children have forsaken Me
      And sworn by those that are not gods.
      When I had fed them to the full,
      Then they committed adultery
      And assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.
       8 They were like well-fed lusty stallions;
      Every one neighed after his neighbor’s wife.
       9 Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD.
      “ And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?
       10 “ Go up on her walls and destroy,
      But do not make a complete end.
      Take away her branches,
      For they are not the LORD’s.
       11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah
      Have dealt very treacherously with Me,” says the LORD.
       12 They have lied about the LORD,
      And said, “It is not He.
      Neither will evil come upon us,
      Nor shall we see sword or famine.
       13 And the prophets become wind,
      For the word is not in them.
      Thus shall it be done to them.” 14 Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts:
      “ Because you speak this word,
      Behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire,
      And this people wood,
      And it shall devour them.
       15 Behold, I will bring a nation against you from afar,
      O house of Israel,” says the LORD.
      “ It is a mighty nation,
      It is an ancient nation,
      A nation whose language you do not know,
      Nor can you understand what they say.
       16 Their quiver is like an open tomb;
      They are all mighty men.
       17 And they shall eat up your harvest and your bread,
      Which your sons and daughters should eat.
      They shall eat up your flocks and your herds;
      They shall eat up your vines and your fig trees;
      They shall destroy your fortified cities,
      In which you trust, with the sword. 18 “Nevertheless in those days,” says the LORD, “I will not make a complete end of you. 19 And it will be when you say, ‘Why does the LORD our God do all these things to us?’ then you shall answer them, ‘Just as you have forsaken Me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve aliens in a land that is not yours.’
      



Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 18:1-19


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said:

 1 I will love You, O LORD, my strength.
 2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
         My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
         My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;
         So shall I be saved from my enemies.
         
 4 The pangs of death surrounded me,
         And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
 5 The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
         The snares of death confronted me.
 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD,
         And cried out to my God;
         He heard my voice from His temple,
         And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.
         
 7 Then the earth shook and trembled;
         The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken,
         Because He was angry.
 8 Smoke went up from His nostrils,
         And devouring fire from His mouth;
         Coals were kindled by it.
 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down
         With darkness under His feet.
 10 And He rode upon a cherub, and flew;
         He flew upon the wings of the wind.
 11 He made darkness His secret place;
         His canopy around Him was dark waters
         And thick clouds of the skies.
 12 From the brightness before Him,
         His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.
         
 13 The LORD thundered from heaven,
         And the Most High uttered His voice,
         Hailstones and coals of fire.[a]
 14 He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe,
         Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.
 15 Then the channels of the sea were seen,
         The foundations of the world were uncovered
         At Your rebuke, O LORD,
         At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
         
 16 He sent from above, He took me;
         He drew me out of many waters.
 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
         From those who hated me,
         For they were too strong for me.
 18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
         But the LORD was my support.
 19 He also brought me out into a broad place;
         He delivered me because He delighted in me.
         

Footnotes:Psalm 18:13 Following Masoretic Text, Targum, and Vulgate; a few Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint omit Hailstones and coals of fire.


Second Reading: Matt. 22:23-46


The Sadducees: What About the Resurrection?

    23 The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, 24 saying: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother. 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh. 27 Last of all the woman died also. 28 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her.” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God[a] in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?[b] God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” 33 And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

The Scribes: Which Is the First Commandment of All?

    34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[c] 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[d] 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Jesus: How Can David Call His Descendant Lord?

    41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, The Son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying:
       44 ‘ The LORD said to my Lord,
      “ Sit at My right hand,
       Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”’?[e]

 45 If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.

Footnotes:Matthew 22:30 NU-Text omits of God. Matthew 22:32 Exodus 3:6, 15 Matthew 22:37 Deuteronomy 6:5 Matthew 22:39 Leviticus 19:18 Matthew 22:44 Psalm 110:1


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