Tuesday 11 October 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

info at dailylectionary.org info at dailylectionary.org
Tue Oct 11 02:00:04 EDT 2022

Tuesday 11 October 2022  

Email Evangelism, forward to a friend: http://www.dailylectionary.org
Jonah 1:1-17a

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, ‘Go
at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their
wickedness has come up before me.’ But Jonah set out to flee to
Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and
found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on board,
to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.

 But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and such a mighty
storm came upon the sea that the ship threatened to break up. Then the
mariners were afraid, and each cried to his god. They threw the cargo
that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten it for them. Jonah,
meanwhile, had gone down into the hold of the ship and had lain down,
and was fast asleep. The captain came and said to him, ‘What are you
doing sound asleep? Get up, call on your god! Perhaps the god will
spare us a thought so that we do not perish.’

 The sailors* said to one another, ‘Come, let us cast lots, so that
we may know on whose account this calamity has come upon us.’ So
they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. Then they said to him,
‘Tell us why this calamity has come upon us. What is your
occupation? Where do you come from? What is your country? And of what
people are you?’ ‘I am a Hebrew,’ he replied. ‘I worship the
Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.’ Then
the men were even more afraid, and said to him, ‘What is this that
you have done!’ For the men knew that he was fleeing from the
presence of the Lord, because he had told them so.

 Then they said to him, ‘What shall we do to you, that the sea may
quieten down for us?’ For the sea was growing more and more
tempestuous. He said to them, ‘Pick me up and throw me into the sea;
then the sea will quieten down for you; for I know it is because of me
that this great storm has come upon you.’ Nevertheless, the men
rowed hard to bring the ship back to land, but they could not, for the
sea grew more and more stormy against them. Then they cried out to the
Lord, ‘Please, O Lord, we pray, do not let us perish on account of
this man’s life. Do not make us guilty of innocent blood; for you, O
Lord, have done as it pleased you.’ So they picked Jonah up and
threw him into the sea; and the sea ceased from its raging. Then the
men feared the Lord even more, and they offered a sacrifice to the
Lord and made vows.

 *But the Lord provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah
was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights.
Acts 26:24-27:8

While he was making this defence, Festus exclaimed, ‘You are out of
your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane!’ But Paul
said, ‘I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am
speaking the sober truth. Indeed the king knows about these things,
and to him I speak freely; for I am certain that none of these things
has escaped his notice, for this was not done in a corner. King
Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.’
Agrippa said to Paul, ‘Are you so quickly persuading me to become a
Christian?’* Paul replied, ‘Whether quickly or not, I pray to God
that not only you but also all who are listening to me today might
become such as I am—except for these chains.’

 Then the king got up, and with him the governor and Bernice and
those who had been seated with them; and as they were leaving, they
said to one another, ‘This man is doing nothing to deserve death or
imprisonment.’ Agrippa said to Festus, ‘This man could have been
set free if he had not appealed to the emperor.’
When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred
Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort,
named Julius. Embarking on a ship of Adramyttium that was about to set
sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied
by Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica. The next day we put in
at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul kindly, and allowed him to go to his
friends to be cared for. Putting out to sea from there, we sailed
under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us. After we
had sailed across the sea that is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came
to Myra in Lycia. There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship bound
for Italy and put us on board. We sailed slowly for a number of days
and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind was against
us, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone. Sailing past it with
difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near the city of
Luke 8:40-56

Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all
waiting for him. Just then there came a man named Jairus, a leader of
the synagogue. He fell at Jesus’ feet and begged him to come to his
house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who was

As he went, the crowds pressed in on him. Now there was a woman who
had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years; and though she
had spent all she had on physicians,* no one could cure her. She came
up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately
her haemorrhage stopped. Then Jesus asked, ‘Who touched me?’ When
all denied it, Peter* said, ‘Master, the crowds surround you and
press in on you.’ But Jesus said, ‘Someone touched me; for I
noticed that power had gone out from me.’ When the woman saw that
she could not remain hidden, she came trembling; and falling down
before him, she declared in the presence of all the people why she had
touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. He said to her,
‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.’

 While he was still speaking, someone came from the leader’s house
to say, ‘Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any
longer.’ When Jesus heard this, he replied, ‘Do not fear. Only
believe, and she will be saved.’ When he came to the house, he did
not allow anyone to enter with him, except Peter, John, and James, and
the child’s father and mother. They were all weeping and wailing for
her; but he said, ‘Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.’
And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But he took her by
the hand and called out, ‘Child, get up!’ Her spirit returned, and
she got up at once. Then he directed them to give her something to
eat. Her parents were astounded; but he ordered them to tell no one
what had happened.
Morning Psalms:  Psalm 5, 6

Psalm 5

Give ear to my words, O Lord;
   give heed to my sighing. 
Listen to the sound of my cry,
   my King and my God,
   for to you I pray. 
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
   in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch. 

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
   evil will not sojourn with you. 
The boastful will not stand before your eyes;
   you hate all evildoers. 
You destroy those who speak lies;
   the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful. 

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
   will enter your house,
I will bow down towards your holy temple
   in awe of you. 
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
   because of my enemies;
   make your way straight before me. 

For there is no truth in their mouths;
   their hearts are destruction;
their throats are open graves;
   they flatter with their tongues. 
Make them bear their guilt, O God;
   let them fall by their own counsels;
because of their many transgressions cast them out,
   for they have rebelled against you. 

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
   let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
   so that those who love your name may exult in you. 
For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
   you cover them with favour as with a shield.

Psalm 6

O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger,
   or discipline me in your wrath. 
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
   O Lord, heal me, for my bones are shaking with terror. 
My soul also is struck with terror,
   while you, O Lord—how long? 

Turn, O Lord, save my life;
   deliver me for the sake of your steadfast love. 
For in death there is no remembrance of you;
   in Sheol who can give you praise? 

I am weary with my moaning;
   every night I flood my bed with tears;
   I drench my couch with my weeping. 
My eyes waste away because of grief;
   they grow weak because of all my foes. 

Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
   for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. 
The Lord has heard my supplication;
   the Lord accepts my prayer. 
All my enemies shall be ashamed and struck with terror;
   they shall turn back, and in a moment be put to shame.
Evening Psalms:  Psalm 10, 11

Psalm 10

Why, O Lord, do you stand far off?
   Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 
In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor—
   let them be caught in the schemes they have devised. 

For the wicked boast of the desires of their heart,
   those greedy for gain curse and renounce the Lord. 
In the pride of their countenance the wicked say, ‘God will not seek
it out’;
   all their thoughts are, ‘There is no God.’ 

Their ways prosper at all times;
   your judgements are on high, out of their sight;
   as for their foes, they scoff at them. 
They think in their heart, ‘We shall not be moved;
   throughout all generations we shall not meet adversity.’ 

Their mouths are filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
   under their tongues are mischief and iniquity. 
They sit in ambush in the villages;
   in hiding-places they murder the innocent. 

Their eyes stealthily watch for the helpless; 
   they lurk in secret like a lion in its covert;
they lurk that they may seize the poor;
   they seize the poor and drag them off in their net. 

They stoop, they crouch,
   and the helpless fall by their might. 
They think in their heart, ‘God has forgotten,
   he has hidden his face, he will never see it.’ 

Rise up, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand;
   do not forget the oppressed. 
Why do the wicked renounce God,
   and say in their hearts, ‘You will not call us to account’? 

But you do see! Indeed you note trouble and grief,
   that you may take it into your hands;
the helpless commit themselves to you;
   you have been the helper of the orphan. 

Break the arm of the wicked and evildoers;
   seek out their wickedness until you find none. 
The Lord is king for ever and ever;
   the nations shall perish from his land. 

O Lord, you will hear the desire of the meek;
   you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear 
to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed,
   so that those from earth may strike terror no more.*

Psalm 11

In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me,
   ‘Flee like a bird to the mountains;* 
for look, the wicked bend the bow,
   they have fitted their arrow to the string,
   to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart. 
If the foundations are destroyed,
   what can the righteous do?’ 

The Lord is in his holy temple;
   the Lord’s throne is in heaven.
   His eyes behold, his gaze examines humankind. 
The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked,
   and his soul hates the lover of violence. 
On the wicked he will rain coals of fire and sulphur;
   a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. 
For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
   the upright shall behold his face.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://dailylectionary.org/pipermail/dailylectionary_dailylectionary.org/attachments/20221011/c7c23cd8/attachment.html>

More information about the DailyLectionary mailing list