17When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am God Almighty;* walk before me, and be blameless.
9 God said to Abraham, As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations. 10This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised.
15 God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her. 17Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said to himself, Can a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child? 18And Abraham said to God, O that Ishmael might live in your sight! 19God said, No, but your wife Sarah shall bear you a son, and you shall name him Isaac.* I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. 20As for Ishmael, I have heard you; I will bless him and make him fruitful and exceedingly numerous; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this season next year. 22And when he had finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.
8When Jesus* had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; 2and there was a leper* who came to him and knelt before him, saying, Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean. 3He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, I do choose. Be made clean! Immediately his leprosy* was cleansed. 4Then Jesus said to him, See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.
1 Blessed are all those who fear the Lord,
and walk in his ways.
2 You shall eat the fruit of the toil of your hands;
it shall go well with you, and happy shall you be.
3 Your wife within your house
shall be like a fruitful vine;
your children round your table,
like fresh olive branches.
4 Thus shall the one be blest
who fears the Lord.
5 The Lord from out of Zion bless you,
that you may see Jerusalem in prosperity
all the days of your life.
6 May you see your childrens children,
and may there be peace upon Israel.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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