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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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Leviticus 19: 1-18

Ritual and Moral Holiness

19The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

2 Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. 3You shall each revere your mother and father, and you shall keep my sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. 4Do not turn to idols or make cast images for yourselves: I am the Lord your God.

5 When you offer a sacrifice of well-being to the Lord, offer it in such a way that it is acceptable in your behalf. 6It shall be eaten on the same day you offer it, or on the next day; and anything left over until the third day shall be consumed in fire. 7If it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination; it will not be acceptable. 8All who eat it shall be subject to punishment, because they have profaned what is holy to the Lord; and any such person shall be cut off from the people.

9 When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the Lord your God.

11 You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; and you shall not lie to one another. 12And you shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord.

13 You shall not defraud your neighbour; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a labourer until morning. 14You shall not revile the deaf or put a stumbling-block before the blind; you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

15 You shall not render an unjust judgement; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbour. 16You shall not go around as a slanderer* among your people, and you shall not profit by the blood* of your neighbour: I am the Lord.

17 You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin; you shall reprove your neighbour, or you will incur guilt yourself. 18You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself: I am the Lord.

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2 Thessalonians 1

THE SECOND LETTER OF PAUL TO THE

Thessalonians

Salutation

1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Grace to you and peace from God our* Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving

3 We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters,* as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. 4Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring.

The Judgement at Christ’s Coming

5 This is evidence of the righteous judgement of God, and is intended to make you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering. 6For it is indeed just of God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7and to give relief to the afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels 8in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9These will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, separated from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 10when he comes to be glorified by his saints and to be marvelled at on that day among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. 11To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfil by his power every good resolve and work of faith, 12so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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