Readings of the Day: Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Your right hand saves me, O Lord
Reading for the Day
Reading for the Day
- 22 The crowd joined in attacking them; and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods.
- 23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely.
- 24 Having received this charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
- 25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
- 26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and every one's fetters were unfastened.
- 27 When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
- 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here."
- 29 And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas,
- 30 and brought them out and said, "Men, what must I do to be saved?"
- 31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
- 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house.
- 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, with all his family.
- 34 Then he brought them up into his house, and set food before them; and he rejoiced with all his household that he had believed in God.
Psalms 138(137):1-3, 7-8
Response: Your right hand saves me, O Lord
- 1 I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing thy praise;
- 2 I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word. R
- 3 On the day I called, thou didst answer me, my strength of soul thou didst increase.
- 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou dost preserve my life; thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand delivers me. R
- 8 The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me; thy steadfast love, O LORD, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of thy hands. R
Gospel for the Day
- 5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?'
- 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.
- 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
- 8 And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
- 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
- 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more;
- 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
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