June 20th, 2019

Thursday of Trinity Sunday


First Reading: Prov. 22:22-23:12


    22(A)Do not rob the poor because he is poor,
         Or (B)crush the afflicted at the gate;
    23For the LORD will (C)plead their case
         And take the life of those who rob them.
    24Do not associate with a man given to anger;
         Or go with a (D)hot-tempered man,
    25Or you will (E)learn his ways
         And find a snare for yourself.
    26Do not be among those who (F)give pledges,
         Among those who become guarantors for debts.
    27If you have nothing with which to pay,
         Why should he (G)take your bed from under you?
    28(H)Do not move the ancient boundary
         Which your fathers have set.
    29Do you see a man skilled in his work?
         He will (I)stand before kings;
         He will not stand before obscure men.

On Life and Conduct
    1When you sit down to dine with a ruler,
         Consider carefully what is before you,
    2And put a knife to your throat
         If you are a (J)man of great appetite.
    3Do not (K)desire his delicacies,
         For it is deceptive food.
    4(L)Do not weary yourself to gain wealth,
         (M)Cease from your consideration of it.
    5When you set your eyes on it, it is gone.
         For (N)wealth certainly makes itself wings
         Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
    6(O)Do not eat the bread of a (P)selfish man,
         Or desire his delicacies;
    7For as he thinks within himself, so he is.
         He says to you, "Eat and drink!"
         But (Q)his heart is not with you.
    8You will (R)vomit up the morsel you have eaten,
         And waste your compliments.
    9(S)Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
         For he will (T)despise the wisdom of your words.
    10Do not move the ancient boundary
         Or (U)go into the fields of the fatherless,
    11For their (V)Redeemer is strong;
         (W)He will plead their case against you.
    12Apply your heart to discipline
         And your ears to words of knowledge.

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Second Reading: John 18:15-40

 15(A)Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into (B)the court of the high priest,

 16(C)but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.

 17(D)Then the slave-girl who kept the door said to Peter, "(E)You are not also one of this man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."

 18Now the slaves and the (F)officers were standing there, having made (G)a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were (H)warming themselves; and Peter was also with them, standing and warming himself.

 19(I)The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching.

 20Jesus answered him, "I (J)have spoken openly to the world; I always (K)taught in synagogues and (L)in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.

 21"Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said."

 22When He had said this, one of the (M)officers standing nearby (N)struck Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?"

 23(O)Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?"

 24(P)So Annas sent Him bound to (Q)Caiaphas the high priest.

Peter's Denial of Jesus
 25(R)Now (S)Simon Peter was standing and warming himself So they said to him, "(T)You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" He denied it, and said, "I am not."

 26One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one (U)whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in (V)the garden with Him?"

 27Peter then denied it again, and immediately (W)a rooster crowed.

Jesus before Pilate
 28(X)Then they led Jesus from (Y)Caiaphas into (Z)the [a]Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into (AA)the Praetorium so that (AB)they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.

 29(AC)Therefore Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"

 30They answered and said to him, "If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him to you."

 31So Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your law." The Jews said to him, "We are not permitted to put anyone to death,"

 32to fulfill (AD)the word of Jesus which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.

 33Therefore Pilate (AE)entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, "(AF)Are You the King of the Jews?"

 34Jesus answered, "Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?"

 35Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?"

 36Jesus answered, "(AG)My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not [b]of this realm."

 37Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "(AH)You say correctly that I am a king For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, (AI)to testify to the truth (AJ)Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."

 38Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he (AK)went out again to the Jews and said to them, "(AL)I find no guilt in Him.

 39"(AM)But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release for you the King of the Jews?"

 40So they cried out again, saying, "(AN)Not this Man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.

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