July 1st, 2019

Monday of Trinity 2


First Reading: Joshua 6:6-27

6So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, "Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD." 7And he said to the people, "Go forward. March around the city and let(A) the armed men pass on before the ark of the LORD."

 8And just as Joshua had commanded the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the LORD went forward, blowing the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD following them. 9The armed men were walking before the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and the(B) rear guard was walking after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually. 10But Joshua commanded the people, "You shall not shout or make your voice heard, neither shall any word go out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout." 11So he caused the ark of the LORD to circle the city, going about it once. And they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp.

 12Then Joshua rose early in the morning, and(C) the priests took up the ark of the LORD. 13And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD walked on, and they blew the trumpets continually. And the armed men were walking before them, and the rear guard was walking after the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets blew continually. 14And the second day they marched around the city once, and returned into the camp. So they did for six days.

 15On the seventh day they rose early, at the dawn of day, and marched around the city in the same manner seven times. It was only on that day that they marched around the city seven times. 16And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, "Shout, for the LORD has given you the city. 17And the city and all that is within it shall be(D) devoted to the LORD for destruction.[a] Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she(E) hid the messengers whom we sent. 18But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel(F) a thing for destruction and(G) bring trouble upon it. 19But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron, are holy to the LORD; they shall go into the treasury of the LORD." 20So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and(H) the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city. 21Then they(I) devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

 22But to the two men who had spied out the land, Joshua said, "Go into the prostitute’s house and bring out from there the woman and all who belong to her,(J) as you swore to her." 23So the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab and(K) her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her. And they brought all her relatives and put them outside the camp of Israel. 24And they burned the city with fire, and everything in it.(L) Only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD. 25But Rahab the prostitute and her father’s household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And(M) she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

 26Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying,(N) "Cursed before the LORD be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho.
   "At the cost of his firstborn shall he
   lay its foundation,and at the cost of his youngest son
   shall he set up its gates."

 27(O) So the LORD was with Joshua, and(P) his fame was in all the land.

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Second Reading: Acts 10:18-33

18and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there. 19And while Peter was pondering(A) the vision,(B) the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you. 20Rise and go down and(C) accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them." 21And Peter went down to the men and said, "I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your coming?" 22And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and(D) God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by(E) a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and(F) to hear what you have to say." 23So he invited them in to be his guests.

   

   The next day he rose and went away with them, and(G) some of(H) the brothers from Joppa accompanied him. 24And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and(I) fell down at his feet and(J) worshiped him. 26But Peter lifted him up, saying,(K) "Stand up; I too am a man." 27And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered. 28And he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew(L) to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but(M) God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean. 29So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me."

 30And Cornelius said,(N) "Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at(O) the ninth hour,[a] and behold,(P) a man stood before me in bright clothing 31and said, 'Cornelius,(Q) your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. 32Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.' 33So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."

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