June 15th, 2017

Thursday of Trinity Sunday


First Reading: Prov. 15:1-29


 1(A) A soft answer turns away wrath,
   but(B) a harsh word stirs up anger. 2The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
   but(C) the mouths of fools pour out folly. 3(D) The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
   keeping watch on the evil and the good. 4(E) A gentle[a] tongue is(F) a tree of life,
   but(G) perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 5(H) A fool(I) despises his father’s instruction,
   but(J) whoever heeds reproof is prudent. 6In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
   but trouble befalls the income of the wicked. 7(K) The lips of the wise spread knowledge;
   not so the hearts of fools.[b] 8(L) The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
   but(M) the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
   but he loves him(N) who pursues righteousness. 10There is(O) severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;
   (P) whoever hates reproof will die. 11Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD;
   how much more(Q) the hearts of the children of man! 12(R) A scoffer(S) does not like to be reproved;
   he will not go to the wise. 13(T) A glad heart makes a cheerful face,
   but by(U) sorrow of heart the spirit is(V) crushed. 14(W) The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
   but the mouths of fools feed on folly. 15All the days of the afflicted are evil,
   but(X) the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. 16(Y) Better is a little with the fear of the LORD
   than great treasure and trouble with it. 17(Z) Better is a dinner of herbs where love is
   than(AA) a fattened ox and hatred with it. 18(AB) A hot-tempered man(AC) stirs up strife,
   but he who is(AD) slow to anger quiets contention. 19The way of(AE) a sluggard is like a hedge of(AF) thorns,
   but the path of the upright is(AG) a level highway. 20(AH) A wise son makes a glad father,
   but a foolish man despises his mother. 21(AI) Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense,
   but a man of understanding(AJ) walks straight ahead. 22(AK) Without counsel plans fail,
   but with many advisers they succeed. 23To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
   and(AL) a word in season, how good it is! 24The path of life leads upward(AM) for the prudent,
   that he may turn away from Sheol beneath. 25The LORD tears down the house of(AN) the proud
   but(AO) maintains(AP) the widow’s boundaries. 26(AQ) The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD,
   but(AR) gracious words are pure. 27Whoever is(AS) greedy for unjust gain(AT) troubles his own household,
   but he who hates(AU) bribes will live. 28The heart of the righteous(AV) ponders how to answer,
   but(AW) the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29The LORD is(AX) far from the wicked,
   but he(AY) hears the prayer of the righteous.

Footnotes:Proverbs 15:4 Or healing Proverbs 15:7 Or the hearts of fools are not steadfast
Cross references:Proverbs 15:1 : Proverbs 25:15; Judg 8:1-3 Proverbs 15:1 : 1 Sam 25:10-13; 1 Kgs 12:13-16 Proverbs 15:2 : Proverbs 15:28; Proverbs 12:23; 13:16; 18:2 Proverbs 15:3 : Job 31:4 Proverbs 15:4 : Proverbs 12:18 Proverbs 15:4 : Proverbs 3:18 Proverbs 15:4 : Proverbs 11:3 Proverbs 15:5 : Proverbs 10:1 Proverbs 15:5 : Psalm 107:11 Proverbs 15:5 : Proverbs 13:18 Proverbs 15:7 : Matt 12:34, 35 Proverbs 15:8 : Proverbs 21:27; Eccles 5:1; Isa 1:11, 15 Proverbs 15:8 : Proverbs 15:29 Proverbs 15:9 : Proverbs 21:21; 1 Tim 6:11; Proverbs 11:19 Proverbs 15:10 : Isa 1:5 Proverbs 15:10 : Proverbs 12:1 Proverbs 15:11 : 2 Chr 6:30; Psalm 44:21; John 2:24; 1 Sam 16:7 Proverbs 15:12 : Psalm 1:1 Proverbs 15:12 : Amos 5:10 Proverbs 15:13 : Proverbs 15:15; Proverbs 17:22 Proverbs 15:13 : Proverbs 12:25 Proverbs 15:13 : Proverbs 18:14 Proverbs 15:14 : Proverbs 14:6; 19:24 Proverbs 15:15 : Proverbs 15:13 Proverbs 15:16 : Proverbs 16:8; Psalm 37:16; 1 Tim 6:6 Proverbs 15:17 : Proverbs 17:1 Proverbs 15:17 : Matt 22:4; Luke 15:23 Proverbs 15:18 : Proverbs 29:22; Proverbs 16:28; 26:21 Proverbs 15:18 : Proverbs 28:25 Proverbs 15:18 : Proverbs 14:29 Proverbs 15:19 : Proverbs 19:24; 22:13 Proverbs 15:19 : Proverbs 22:5 Proverbs 15:19 : Jer 18:15 Proverbs 15:20 : Proverbs 29:3 Proverbs 15:21 : Proverbs 10:23 Proverbs 15:21 : Eph 5:15 Proverbs 15:22 : Proverbs 11:14; Proverbs 20:18 Proverbs 15:23 : Proverbs 25:11; Isa 50:4 Proverbs 15:24 : Col 3:1, 2; Proverbs 2:18, 19; Phil 3:20 Proverbs 15:25 : Proverbs 29:23 Proverbs 15:25 : Proverbs 23:10 Proverbs 15:25 : Psalm 68:5; 146:9 Proverbs 15:26 : Proverbs 6:16, 18 Proverbs 15:26 : Proverbs 16:24 Proverbs 15:27 : Proverbs 1:19; Isa 5:8; Jer 17:11 Proverbs 15:27 : Proverbs 11:29; Josh 7:25 Proverbs 15:27 : Proverbs 17:23 Proverbs 15:28 : Psalm 37:30 Proverbs 15:28 : 1 Pet 3:15; Proverbs 15:2 Proverbs 15:29 : Psalm 18:41; 34:16 Proverbs 15:29 : Psalm 145:18, 19; Proverbs 15:8


Second Reading: John 15:12-27


 12(A) "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13(B) Greater love has no one than this,(C) that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14You are(D) my friends(E) if you do what I command you. 15(F) No longer do I call you servants,[a] for the servant[b](G) does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for(H) all that I have heard from my Father(I) I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but(J) I chose you and appointed you that you should go and(K) bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that(L) whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17These things I command you,(M) so that you will love one another.

The Hatred of the World
 18(N) "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19(O) If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because(P) you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20Remember the word that I said to you:(Q) 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me,(R) they will also persecute you.(S) If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21But(T) all these things they will do to you(U) on account of my name,(V) because they do not know him who sent me. 22If I had not come and spoken to them,(W) they would not have been guilty of sin,[c] but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23(X) Whoever hates me hates my Father also. 24(Y) If I had not done among them the works that no one else did,(Z) they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have(AA) seen and hated both me and my Father. 25But(AB) the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled:(AC) 'They hated me without a cause.'

 26"But(AD) when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father,(AE) he will bear witness about me. 27And(AF) you also will bear witness,(AG) because you have been with me(AH) from the beginning.

Footnotes:John 15:15 Greek bondservants John 15:15 Greek bondservant; also verse 20 John 15:22 Greek they would not have sin; also verse 24
Cross references:John 15:12 : John 13:34 John 15:13 : Rom 5:7, 8; Eph 5:2 John 15:13 : John 10:11 John 15:14 : Luke 12:4 John 15:14 : John 15:10; Matt 12:50 John 15:15 : John 15:20 John 15:15 : John 13:7, 12 John 15:15 : John 3:32; 8:26, 40; John 16:13 John 15:15 : John 17:26; Gen 18:17; 1 Cor 2:16; 13:9, 10 John 15:16 : John 13:18 John 15:16 : 2 John 8 John 15:16 : John 15:7; John 14:13 John 15:17 : John 15:12 John 15:18 : John 7:7; 1 John 3:13; John 15:23, 24 John 15:19 : 1 John 4:5 John 15:19 : John 17:14, 16; Luke 6:26; Gal 1:4; James 4:4 John 15:20 : John 13:16; Matt 10:24; John 15:15 John 15:20 : John 16:33; 1 Cor 4:12; 2 Cor 4:9; 1 Thess 2:15; 2 Tim 3:12 John 15:20 : Ezek 3:7; John 8:51 John 15:21 : John 16:3 John 15:21 : Matt 10:22; 24:9; Rev 2:3; Acts 5:41; 1 Pet 4:14, 16 John 15:21 : Acts 3:17 John 15:22 : Matt 11:22, 24; Luke 12:47, 48; John 9:41 John 15:23 : John 5:23 John 15:24 : John 3:2; 7:31; 9:32; Matt 9:33; John 10:32, 37 John 15:24 : John 15:22 John 15:24 : John 14:9 John 15:25 : John 10:34; 12:38 John 15:25 : Psalm 35:19 or 69:4 John 15:26 : John 14:16, 17, 26 John 15:26 : 1 Cor 12:3; 1 John 5:7 John 15:27 : John 19:35; 21:24; 1 John 1:2; 4:14; 3 John 12; Luke 24:48 John 15:27 : Acts 4:20 John 15:27 : Luke 1:2; Acts 1:21, 22; 1 John 2:7


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