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Psalm 118

1  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; 
   his mercy endures for ever.
2  Let Israel now proclaim, 
   ‘His mercy endures for ever.’
3  Let the house of Aaron now proclaim, 
   ‘His mercy endures for ever.’
4  Let those who fear the Lord proclaim, 
   ‘His mercy endures for ever.’
5  In my constraint I called to the Lord; 
   the Lord answered and set me free.
6  The Lord is at my side; I will not fear; 
   what can flesh do to me?
7  With the Lord at my side as my saviour, 
   I shall see the downfall of my enemies.
8  It is better to take refuge in the Lord 
   than to put any confidence in flesh.
9  It is better to take refuge in the Lord 
   than to put any confidence in princes.
10  All the nations encompassed me, 
   but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
11  They hemmed me in, they hemmed me in on every side, 
   but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
12  They swarmed about me like bees;
      they blazed like fire among thorns, 
   but by the name of the Lord I drove them back.
13  Surely, I was thrust to the brink, 
   but the Lord came to my help.
14  The Lord is my strength and my song, 
   and he has become my salvation.
15  Joyful shouts of salvation 
   sound from the tents of the righteous:
16  ‘The right hand of the Lord does mighty deeds;
      the right hand of the Lord raises up; 
   the right hand of the Lord does mighty deeds.’
17  I shall not die, but live 
   and declare the works of the Lord.
18  The Lord has punished me sorely, 
   but he has not given me over to death.
19  Open to me the gates of righteousness, 
   that I may enter and give thanks to the Lord.
20  This is the gate of the Lord; 
   the righteous shall enter through it.
21  I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me 
   and have become my salvation.
22  The stone which the builders rejected 
   has become the chief cornerstone.
23  This is the Lord’s doing, 
   and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24  This is the day that the Lord has made; 
   we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25  Come, O Lord, and save us we pray. 
   Come, Lord, send us now prosperity.
26  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; 
   we bless you from the house of the Lord.
27  The Lord is God; he has given us light; 
   link the pilgrims with cords
      right to the horns of the altar.
28  You are my God and I will thank you; 
   you are my God and I will exalt you.
29  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; 
   his mercy endures for ever.

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Joel 2: 12-19, [20]


12 Yet even now, says the Lord,
   return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
13   rend your hearts and not your clothing.
Return to the Lord, your God,
   for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love,
   and relents from punishing.
14 Who knows whether he will not turn and relent,
   and leave a blessing behind him,
a grain-offering and a drink-offering
   for the Lord, your God?


15 Blow the trumpet in Zion;
   sanctify a fast;
call a solemn assembly;
16   gather the people.
Sanctify the congregation;
   assemble the aged;
gather the children,
   even infants at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room,
   and the bride her canopy.


17 Between the vestibule and the altar
   let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep.
Let them say, ‘Spare your people, O Lord,
   and do not make your heritage a mockery,
   a byword among the nations.
Why should it be said among the peoples,
   “Where is their God?”

God’s Response and Promise


18 Then the Lord became jealous for his land,
   and had pity on his people.
19 In response to his people the Lord said:
I am sending you
   grain, wine, and oil,
   and you will be satisfied;
and I will no more make you
   a mockery among the nations.

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20 I will remove the northern army far from you,
   and drive it into a parched and desolate land,
its front into the eastern sea,
   and its rear into the western sea;
its stench and foul smell will rise up.
   Surely he has done great things!

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Revelation 19: 11-21

The Rider on the White Horse

11 Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems; and he has a name inscribed that no one knows but himself. 13He is clothed in a robe dipped in* blood, and his name is called The Word of God. 14And the armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule* them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’.

The Beast and Its Armies Defeated

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, ‘Come, gather for the great supper of God, 18to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of the mighty, the flesh of horses and their riders—flesh of all, both free and slave, both small and great.’ 19Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against the rider on the horse and against his army. 20And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed in its presence the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur. 21And the rest were killed by the sword of the rider on the horse, the sword that came from his mouth; and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.

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