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Psalm 116

1  I love the Lord,
      for he has heard the voice of my supplication; 
   because he inclined his ear to me
      on the day I called to him.
2  The snares of death encompassed me;
      the pains of hell took hold of me; 
   by grief and sorrow was I held.
3  Then I called upon the name of the Lord: 
   ‘O Lord, I beg you, deliver my soul.’
4  Gracious is the Lord and righteous; 
   our God is full of compassion.
5  The Lord watches over the simple; 
   I was brought very low and he saved me.
6  Turn again to your rest, O my soul, 
   for the Lord has been gracious to you.
7  For you have delivered my soul from death, 
   my eyes from tears and my feet from falling.
8  I will walk before the Lord 
   in the land of the living.
9  I believed that I should perish
      for I was sorely troubled; 
   and I said in my alarm,
      ‘Everyone is a liar.’
10  How shall I repay the Lord 
   for all the benefits he has given to me?
11  I will lift up the cup of salvation 
   and call upon the name of the Lord.
12  I will fulfil my vows to the Lord 
   in the presence of all his people.
13  Precious in the sight of the Lord 
   is the death of his faithful servants.
14  O Lord, I am your servant, 
   your servant, the child of your handmaid;
      you have freed me from my bonds.
15  I will offer to you a sacrifice of thanksgiving 
   and call upon the name of the Lord.
16  I will fulfil my vows to the Lord 
   in the presence of all his people,
17  In the courts of the house of the Lord, 
   in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
      Alleluia.

Psalm 117

1  O praise the Lord, all you nations; 
   praise him, all you peoples.
2  For great is his steadfast love towards us, 
   and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever.
      Alleluia.

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Joel 1: 14 - 2: 2,[3-11]


14 Sanctify a fast,
   call a solemn assembly.
Gather the elders
   and all the inhabitants of the land
to the house of the Lord your God,
   and cry out to the Lord.


15 Alas for the day!
For the day of the Lord is near,
   and as destruction from the Almighty* it comes.
16 Is not the food cut off
   before our eyes,
joy and gladness
   from the house of our God?


17 The seed shrivels under the clods,*
   the storehouses are desolate;
the granaries are ruined
   because the grain has failed.
18 How the animals groan!
   The herds of cattle wander about
because there is no pasture for them;
   even the flocks of sheep are dazed.*


19 To you, O Lord, I cry.
For fire has devoured
   the pastures of the wilderness,
and flames have burned
   all the trees of the field.
20 Even the wild animals cry to you
   because the watercourses are dried up,
and fire has devoured
   the pastures of the wilderness.

2Blow the trumpet in Zion;
   sound the alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
   for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near—
2 a day of darkness and gloom,
   a day of clouds and thick darkness!
Like blackness spread upon the mountains
   a great and powerful army comes;
their like has never been from of old,
   nor will be again after them
   in ages to come.

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3 Fire devours in front of them,
   and behind them a flame burns.
Before them the land is like the garden of Eden,
   but after them a desolate wilderness,
   and nothing escapes them.


4 They have the appearance of horses,
   and like warhorses they charge.
5 As with the rumbling of chariots,
   they leap on the tops of the mountains,
like the crackling of a flame of fire
   devouring the stubble,
like a powerful army
   drawn up for battle.


6 Before them peoples are in anguish,
   all faces grow pale.*
7 Like warriors they charge,
   like soldiers they scale the wall.
Each keeps to its own course,
   they do not swerve from* their paths.
8 They do not jostle one another,
   each keeps to its own track;
they burst through the weapons
   and are not halted.
9 They leap upon the city,
   they run upon the walls;
they climb up into the houses,
   they enter through the windows like a thief.


10 The earth quakes before them,
   the heavens tremble.
The sun and the moon are darkened,
   and the stars withdraw their shining.
11 The Lord utters his voice
   at the head of his army;
how vast is his host!
   Numberless are those who obey his command.
Truly the day of the Lord is great;
   terrible indeed—who can endure it?

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Revelation 19: 1-10

The Rejoicing in Heaven

19After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,
‘Hallelujah!
Salvation and glory and power to our God,
2   for his judgements are true and just;
he has judged the great whore
   who corrupted the earth with her fornication,
and he has avenged on her the blood of his servants.’*
3Once more they said,
‘Hallelujah!
The smoke goes up from her for ever and ever.’
4And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God who is seated on the throne, saying,
‘Amen. Hallelujah!’

5 And from the throne came a voice saying,
‘Praise our God,
   all you his servants,*
and all who fear him,
   small and great.’
6Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunder-peals, crying out,
‘Hallelujah!
For the Lord our God
   the Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and exult
   and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
   and his bride has made herself ready;
8 to her it has been granted to be clothed
   with fine linen, bright and pure’—
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

9 And the angel said* to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.’ 10Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow-servant* with you and your comrades* who hold the testimony of Jesus.* Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus* is the spirit of prophecy.’

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