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He, that despiseth his neighbor, sinneth ; but he, that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. He, that oppresseth the poor, reproacheth his Maker ; but he, that honoreth him, hath mercy on the poor.

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Teacher. Thy mercy, O Lord ! is in the heavens:

Pupils. And thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

T. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgements are a great deep :

P. O Lord ! thou preservest man and beast.
T. How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God !

P. Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

T. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house:

P. And thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

T. For with thee is the fountain of life :
P. In thy light, shall we see light.

T. O continue thy loving-kindness unto them, that know thee :

P. And thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
T. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good :
P. For his mercy endureth for ever.

1 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth, by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; and commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only: no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse; but be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter a house, there abide till ye depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily, I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day of judgement, than for that city.

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye, therefore, wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.

Fear not them, which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him, which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Whosoever shall confess me before men, him will

I confess also before my Father, which is in heaven : But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father, which is in heaven.

He, that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he, that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me: And he, that taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He, that receiveth you, receiveth me; and he, that receiveth me, receiveth Him, that sent me. And whosoever shall give to drink, unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily, I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

OUR FATHER, which art in heaven, &c.

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A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Better is a little, with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

He, that refuseth instruction, despiseth his own soul; but he, that heareth reproof, getteth understanding. The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

Teacher. God is our refuge and strength :
Pupils. A very present help in time of trouble.

T. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed :

P. Though the mountains be carried into the Inidst of the sea.

T. O clap your hands, all ye people :
P. Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
T. For the Lord most high is terrible :
P. He is a great King over all the earth.
T. God reigneth over the heathen :
P. God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
T. This God is our God for ever and ever :
P. He will be our guide even unto death.
T. The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken :


P. And called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

T. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence :

P. A fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

T. He shall call to the heavens from above:
P. And to the earth, that he may judge his people.

T. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness :

P. For God is judge himself.
T. Offer unto God thanksgiving :
P. And pay thy vows unto the Most High.
T. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good :
P. For his mercy endureth for ever.

And when Jesus had made an end of commanding his disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. And he went into a city, called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. .

Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier :

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