Readings of the Day: Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the LORD, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth.
Reading for the Day
Reading for the Day
- 9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent;
- 10 for I am with you, and no man shall attack you to harm you; for I have many people in this city."
- 11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
- 12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Acha'ia, the Jews made a united attack upon Paul and brought him before the tribunal,
- 13 saying, "This man is persuading men to worship God contrary to the law."
- 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, I should have reason to bear with you, O Jews;
- 15 but since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves; I refuse to be a judge of these things."
- 16 And he drove them from the tribunal.
- 17 And they all seized Sos'thenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to this.
- 18 After this Paul stayed many days longer, and then took leave of the brethren and sailed for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aq'uila. At Cen'chre-ae he cut his hair, for he had a vow.
Response: God is king of all the earth.
- 1 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
- 2 For the LORD, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth.
- 3 He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.
- 4 He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. R
- 5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
- 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! R
Gospel for the Day
- 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.
- 21 When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world.
- 22 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
- 23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.
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