Sunday 7 August 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Sunday 7 August 2022 

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Judges 11:1-11,29-40

Now Jephthah the Gileadite, the son of a prostitute, was a mighty
warrior. Gilead was the father of Jephthah. Gilead’s wife also bore
him sons; and when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah
away, saying to him, ‘You shall not inherit anything in our
father’s house; for you are the son of another woman.’ Then
Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob. Outlaws
collected around Jephthah and went raiding with him.

 After a time the Ammonites made war against Israel. And when the
Ammonites made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to bring
Jephthah from the land of Tob. They said to Jephthah, ‘Come and be
our commander, so that we may fight with the Ammonites.’ But
Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, ‘Are you not the very ones
who rejected me and drove me out of my father’s house? So why do you
come to me now when you are in trouble?’ The elders of Gilead said
to Jephthah, ‘Nevertheless, we have now turned back to you, so that
you may go with us and fight with the Ammonites, and become head over
us, over all the inhabitants of Gilead.’ Jephthah said to the elders
of Gilead, ‘If you bring me home again to fight with the Ammonites,
and the Lord gives them over to me, I will be your head.’ And the
elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, ‘The Lord will be witness between
us; we will surely do as you say.’ So Jephthah went with the elders
of Gilead, and the people made him head and commander over them; and
Jephthah spoke all his words before the Lord at Mizpah.
 Then the spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah, and he passed
through Gilead and Manasseh. He passed on to Mizpah of Gilead, and
from Mizpah of Gilead he passed on to the Ammonites. And Jephthah made
a vow to the Lord, and said, ‘If you will give the Ammonites into my
hand, then whoever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when
I return victorious from the Ammonites, shall be the Lord’s, to be
offered up by me as a burnt-offering.’ So Jephthah crossed over to
the Ammonites to fight against them; and the Lord gave them into his
hand. He inflicted a massive defeat on them from Aroer to the
neighbourhood of Minnith, twenty towns, and as far as Abel-keramim. So
the Ammonites were subdued before the people of Israel.
 Then Jephthah came to his home at Mizpah; and there was his daughter
coming out to meet him with timbrels and with dancing. She was his
only child; he had no son or daughter except her. When he saw her, he
tore his clothes, and said, ‘Alas, my daughter! You have brought me
very low; you have become the cause of great trouble to me. For I have
opened my mouth to the Lord, and I cannot take back my vow.’ She
said to him, ‘My father, if you have opened your mouth to the Lord,
do to me according to what has gone out of your mouth, now that the
Lord has given you vengeance against your enemies, the Ammonites.’
And she said to her father, ‘Let this thing be done for me: Grant me
two months, so that I may go and wander* on the mountains, and bewail
my virginity, my companions and I.’ ‘Go,’ he said and sent her
away for two months. So she departed, she and her companions, and
bewailed her virginity on the mountains. At the end of two months, she
returned to her father, who did with her according to the vow he had
made. She had never slept with a man. So there arose an Israelite
custom that for four days every year the daughters of Israel would go
out to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.
2 Corinthians 11:21b-31

To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that!

But whatever anyone dares to boast of—I am speaking as a fool—I
also dare to boast of that. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they
Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. Are
they ministers of Christ? I am talking like a madman—I am a better
one: with far greater labours, far more imprisonments, with countless
floggings, and often near death. Five times I have received from the
Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods.
Once I received a stoning. Three times I was shipwrecked; for a night
and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from
rivers, danger from bandits, danger from my own people, danger from
Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea,
danger from false brothers and sisters;* in toil and hardship, through
many a sleepless night, hungry and thirsty, often without food, cold
and naked. And, besides other things, I am under daily pressure
because of my anxiety for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not
weak? Who is made to stumble, and I am not indignant?

 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus (blessed be he for ever!) knows
that I do not lie.
Mark 4:35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go
across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took
him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him.
A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat
was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the
cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not
care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and
said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and
there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have
you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great awe and said to
one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey
Morning Psalms: Psalm 66, 67

Psalm 66

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; 
   sing the glory of his name;
   give to him glorious praise. 
Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds!
   Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you. 
All the earth worships you;
   they sing praises to you,
   sing praises to your name.’

Come and see what God has done:
   he is awesome in his deeds among mortals. 
He turned the sea into dry land;
   they passed through the river on foot.
There we rejoiced in him, 
   who rules by his might for ever,
whose eyes keep watch on the nations—
   let the rebellious not exalt themselves.

Bless our God, O peoples,
   let the sound of his praise be heard, 
who has kept us among the living,
   and has not let our feet slip. 
For you, O God, have tested us;
   you have tried us as silver is tried. 
You brought us into the net;
   you laid burdens on our backs; 
you let people ride over our heads;
   we went through fire and through water;
yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.* 

I will come into your house with burnt-offerings;
   I will pay you my vows, 
those that my lips uttered
   and my mouth promised when I was in trouble. 
I will offer to you burnt-offerings of fatlings,
   with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;
I will make an offering of bulls and goats.

Come and hear, all you who fear God,
   and I will tell what he has done for me. 
I cried aloud to him,
   and he was extolled with my tongue. 
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
   the Lord would not have listened. 
But truly God has listened;
   he has given heed to the words of my prayer. 

Blessed be God,
   because he has not rejected my prayer
   or removed his steadfast love from me.

Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us
   and make his face to shine upon us,
that your way may be known upon earth,
   your saving power among all nations. 
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
   let all the peoples praise you. 

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
   for you judge the peoples with equity
   and guide the nations upon earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
   let all the peoples praise you. 

The earth has yielded its increase;
   God, our God, has blessed us. 
May God continue to bless us;
   let all the ends of the earth revere him.
Evening Psalms: Psalm 19, 46

Psalm 19

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
   and the firmament* proclaims his handiwork. 
Day to day pours forth speech,
   and night to night declares knowledge. 
There is no speech, nor are there words;
   their voice is not heard; 
yet their voice* goes out through all the earth,
   and their words to the end of the world. 

In the heavens* he has set a tent for the sun, 
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
   and like a strong man runs its course with joy. 
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
   and its circuit to the end of them;
   and nothing is hidden from its heat. 

The law of the Lord is perfect,
   reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
   making wise the simple; 
the precepts of the Lord are right,
   rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
   enlightening the eyes; 
the fear of the Lord is pure,
   enduring for ever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
   and righteous altogether. 
More to be desired are they than gold,
   even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
   and drippings of the honeycomb. 

Moreover by them is your servant warned;
   in keeping them there is great reward. 
But who can detect their errors?
   Clear me from hidden faults. 
Keep back your servant also from the insolent;*
   do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
   and innocent of great transgression. 

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
   be acceptable to you,
   O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
   a very present* help in trouble. 
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
   though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 
though its waters roar and foam,
   though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
   the holy habitation of the Most High. 
God is in the midst of the city;* it shall not be moved;
   God will help it when the morning dawns. 
The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
   he utters his voice, the earth melts. 
The Lord of hosts is with us;
   the God of Jacob is our refuge.*

Come, behold the works of the Lord;
   see what desolations he has brought on the earth. 
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
   he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
   he burns the shields with fire. 
‘Be still, and know that I am God!
   I am exalted among the nations,
   I am exalted in the earth.’ 
The Lord of hosts is with us;
   the God of Jacob is our refuge.*

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