June 18th, 2019

Tuesday of Trinity Sunday

First Reading: Prov. 20:5-25

5The purpose in a man’s heart is like(A) deep water,
   but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6Many a man(B) proclaims his own steadfast love,
   but(C) a faithful man who can find? 7The righteous who(D) walks in his integrity—
   (E) blessed are his children after him! 8(F) A king who sits on the throne of judgment
   (G) winnows all evil with his eyes. 9(H) Who can say, "I have made my heart pure;
   I am clean from my sin"? 10(I) Unequal[a] weights and unequal measures
   are both alike an abomination to the LORD. 11Even a child(J) makes himself known by his acts,
   by whether his conduct is pure and upright.[b] 12(K) The hearing ear and the seeing eye,
   (L) the LORD has made them both. 13(M) Love not sleep, lest you(N) come to poverty;
   open your eyes, and you will have(O) plenty of bread. 14"Bad, bad," says the buyer,
   but when he goes away, then he boasts. 15There is gold and abundance of(P) costly stones,
   (Q) but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. 16(R) Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger,
   and(S) hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.[c] 17(T) Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,
   but afterward his mouth will be full of(U) gravel. 18(V) Plans are established by counsel;
   by(W) wise guidance(X) wage war. 19Whoever(Y) goes about slandering reveals secrets;
   therefore do not associate with(Z) a simple babbler.[d] 20(AA) If one curses his father or his mother,
   (AB) his lamp will be put out in utter darkness. 21(AC) An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning
   will not be blessed in the end. 22Do not say,(AD) "I will repay evil";
   (AE) wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. 23(AF) Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD,
   and(AG) false scales are not good. 24A man’s(AH) steps are from the LORD;
   how then can man understand his way? 25It is a snare to say rashly, "It is holy,"
   and to reflect only(AI) after making vows.

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Second Reading: John 17:1-26

The High Priestly Prayer

 1When Jesus had spoken these words,(A) he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father,(B) the hour has come;(C) glorify your Son that the Son may(D) glorify you, 2since(E) you have given him authority over all flesh,(F) to give eternal life to all(G) whom you have given him. 3(H) And this is eternal life,(I) that they know you(J) the only(K) true God, and(L) Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I(M) glorified you on earth,(N) having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5And now, Father,(O) glorify me in your own presence with the glory(P) that I had with you(Q) before the world existed.

 6(R) "I have manifested your name to the people(S) whom you gave me out of the world.(T) Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything(U) that you have given me is from you. 8For I have given them(V) the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that(W) I came from you; and(X) they have believed that you sent me. 9I am praying for them.(Y) I am not praying for the world but for those(Z) whom you have given me, for(AA) they are yours. 10(AB) All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and(AC) I am glorified in them. 11And I am no longer in the world, but(AD) they are in the world, and(AE) I am coming to you.(AF) Holy Father,(AG) keep them in your name,(AH) which you have given me,(AI) that they may be one,(AJ) even as we are one. 12(AK) While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have(AL) guarded them, and(AM) not one of them has been lost except(AN) the son of destruction,(AO) that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now(AP) I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have(AQ) my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14(AR) I have given them your word, and(AS) the world has hated them(AT) because they are not of the world,(AU) just as I am not of the world. 15I(AV) do not ask that you(AW) take them out of the world, but that you(AX) keep them from(AY) the evil one.[a] 16(AZ) They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17(BA) Sanctify them[b] in the truth;(BB) your word is truth. 18(BC) As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And(BD) for their sake(BE) I consecrate myself,[c] that they also(BF) may be sanctified[d] in truth.

 20"I do not(BG) ask for these only, but also for those(BH) who will believe in me through their word, 21(BI) that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that(BJ) they also may be in(BK) us, so that the world(BL) may believe that you have sent me. 22(BM) The glory that you have given me(BN) I have given to them,(BO) that they may be one even as we are one, 23(BP) I in them and you in me,(BQ) that they may become perfectly one,(BR) so that the world may know that you sent me and(BS) loved them even as(BT) you loved me. 24Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be(BU) with me(BV) where I am,(BW) to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me(BX) before the foundation of the world. 25(BY) O righteous Father, even though(BZ) the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26(CA) I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love(CB) with which you have loved me may be in them, and(CC) I in them."

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