Daily Bible Readings

Taken from the Daily Lectionary of the Lutheran Hymnal

Septuagesima Sunday

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #377

Liturgical Color: Violet


THE SOR- || rows of Sheol surrounded | me; | - *
    The snares of death con- | fron- | ted | me.
|| In my distress I called upon the | Lord, | - *
    He heard my voice from | His | tem- | ple.
|| I will love You, O Lord, my | strength. | - *
The Lord is my rock and | my | for- | tress. (Psalm 18:5-6a, c, 1b-2a)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 23

Vespers: Psalm 114


O Lord, we beseech Thee favorably to hear the prayers of Thy people that we, who are justly punished for our offenses, may be mercifully delivered by Thy goodness, for the glory of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Savior, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Old Testament Reading (TLH): Jer 1:4-10

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First Reading: 1 Cor. 9:24–10:5

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|| The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of | trou- | ble. *
    And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those | who | seek | You.
 || For the needy shall not always be for- | got- | ten; *
    The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. Arise, O Lord, do not let | man | pre- | vail.
|| Out of the depths I have cried to You, O | Lord; | - *
    Lord, | hear | my | voice! (Psalms 9:9-10, 18-19a; 130:1-4)

Second Reading: Matt. 20:1-16

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