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the eleventh hour he went out, I received every man a peny. And and found others standing idle, when they had received it, they and saith unto them, Why stand murmured against the good-man ye here all the day idle? They say of the house, saying, These last unto him, Because no man hath have wrought but one hour, and hired us. He saith unto them, thou hast made them equal unto Go ye also into the vineyard, and us, which have borne the burden whatsoever is right, that shall ye and heat of the day. But he anreceive. So when even was come, swered one of them, and said, the lord of the vineyard saith un Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst to his steward, Call the labourers, not thou agree with me for a peny? and give them their hire, begin Take that thine is, and go thy ning from the last unto the first. way; I will give unto this last even And when they came that were as unto thee. Is it not lawful for hired about the eleventh hour, me to do what I will with mine they received every man a peny. own? Is thine eye evil, because But when the first came, they I am good ? So the last shall be supposed that they should have first, and the first last: for many received more; and they likewise be called, but few chosen.
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| perils in the wilderness; in periks LORD God, who seest that we in the sea; in periks among false
put not our trust in any thing brethren; in weariness and painthat we do; Mercifully grant that fulness; in watchings often; in by thy power we may be defended hunger and thirst; in fastings of against all adversity; through Je ten, in cold and nakedness ; besus Christ our Lord. Amen.
sides those things that are with
out, that which cometh upon me The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19.
daily, the care of all the churches. VE suffer fools gladly, seeing Who is weak, and I am not weak?
1 ye yourselves are wise. For who is offended, and I burn not? ye guffer if a man bring you into | If I must needs glory, I will glory bondage, if a man devour you, if of the things which concern mine a man take of you, if a man exalt infirmities. The God and Father himself, if a man smite you on of our Lord Jesus Christ, which the face. I speak as concerning is blessed for evermore, knoweth reproach, as though we had been that I lie not. weak: howbeit, whereinsoever any The Gospel. St. Luke viïi. 4. is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am W HEN much people were gabold also. Are they Hebrews ? so
thered together, and were am I. Are they Israelites ? so am come to him out of every city, he I. Are they the seed of Abraham? spake by a parable: A sower went so am I. Are they ministers of out to sow his seed; and as he Christ? (I speak as a fool,) I am sowed, some fell by the way-side, more: in labours more abundant; and it was trodden down, and the in stripes above measure; in pri- fowls of the air devoured it. And sons more frequent; in deaths oft. some fell upon a rock, and as soon Of the Jews five times received I as it was sprung up, it withered forty stripes save one; thrice was away, because it lacked moisture. I beaten with rods; once was I And some fell among thorns, and stoned; thrice I suffered ship the thorns sprang up with it, and wreck; a night and a day I have choked it. And other fell on good been in the deep; in journeying | ground, and sprang up, and bare often; in perils of waters ; in pe fruit an hundred-fold. And when rils of robbers ; in perils by mine he had said these things, he cried, own countrymen; in perils by the He that hath ears to hear, let him heathen; in perils in the city; in i hear. And his disciples asked him,
saying, What might this parable be? hear, receive the word with joy;
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| shall vanish away. For we know LORD, who hast taught us in part, and we prophesy in part.
that all our doings without But when that which is perfect is charity are nothing worth; Send come, then that which is in part thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our shall be done away. When I was hearts that most excellent gift of a child, I spake as a child, I uncharity, the very bond of peace derstood as a child, I thought as a and of all virtues, without which child; but when I became a man, whosoever liveth is counted dead I put away childish things. For before thee: Grant this for thine now we see through a glass darkonly Son Jesus Christ's sake. A- | ly; but then face to face: now I men.
know in part; but then shall I The Epistle. 1 Cor. xiii. 1.
know even as also I am known. MHOUGH I speak with the And now abideth faith, hope, cha
1 tongues of men and of an- rity, these three; but the greatest gels, and have not charity, I am of these is charity. become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I
The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31. have the gift of prophecy, and THEN Jesus took unto him understand all mysteries, and all 1 the twelve, and said unto knowledge ; and though I have them, Behold, we go up to Jeruall faith, so that I could remove salem, and all things that are writmountains, and have no charity, ten by the prophets concerning the I am nothing. And though I be Son of Man shall be accomplished. stow all my goods to feed the poor, For he shall be delivered unto the and though I give my body to be Gentiles, and shall be mocked, burned, and have not charity, it and spitefully entreated, and spitprofiteth me nothing. Charity ted on: and they shall scourge suffereth long, and is kind; cha | him, and put him to death; and rity envieth not; charity vaunteth the third day he shall rise again. not itself, is not puffed up, doth And they understood none of these not behave itself unseemly, seek things: and this saying was hid eth not her own, is not easily pro- from them, neither knew they the voked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth things which were spoken. And not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in it came to pass, that as he was the truth ; beareth all things, be come nigh unto Jericho, a certain lieveth all things, hopeth all things, blind man sat by the way-side begendureth all things. Charity never ging: and hearing the multitude faileth: but whether there be pro pass by, he asked what it meant. phecies, they shall fail; whether And they told him, that Jesus of there be tongues, they shall cease; Nazareth passeth by. And he whether there be knowledge, it cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And wilt thou that I should do unto they which went before rebuked thee? And he said, Lord, that I him, that he should hold his may receive my sight. And Jesus peace: but he cried so much the said unto him, Receive thy sight; more, Thou Son of David, have thy faith hath saved thee. And mercy on me. And Jesus stood, immediately he received his sight, and commanded him to be brought and followed him, glorifying God: unto him: and when he was come and all the people, when they saw near, he asked him, saying, What ' it, gave praise unto God.
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| children, and those that suck the ALMIGHTY and everlasting breasts ; let the bridegroom go A God, who hatest nothing that forth of his chamber, and the bride thou hast made, and dost forgive out of her closet; let the priests, the sins of all them that are pe the ministers of the Lord, weep nitent; Create and make in us between the porch and the altar, new and contrite hearts, that we and let them say, Spare thy people, worthily lamenting our sins, and O Lord, and give not thine heri. acknowledging our wretchedness, tage to reproach, that the heathen may obtain of thee, the God of should rule over them: wherefore all mercy, perfect remission and should they say among the peoforgiveness; through Jesus Christ ple, Where is their God? our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16. This Collect is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect ap
NHEN ye fast, be not as the pointed for the Day.
W hypocrites, of a sad coun
tenance : for they disfigure their For the Epistle. Joel ii. 12.
faces, that they may appear unto TURN ye even to me, saith the men to fast. Verily I say unto
1 Lord, with all your heart, you, They have their reward. and with fasting, and with weep But thou, when thou fastest, aning, and with mourning. And oint thine head, and wash thy face, rend your heart, and not your gar that thou appear not unto men to ments, and turn unto the Lord fast, but unto thy Father which is your God: for he is gracious and in secret; and thy Father, which merciful, slow to anger, and of seeth in secret, shall reward thee great kindness, and repenteth him openly. Lay not up for yourselves of the evil. Who knoweth if he treasures upon earth, where moth will return, and repent, and leave and rust doth corrupt, and where a blessing behind him, even a meat thieves break through and steal: offering and a drink-offering unto but lay up for yourselves treasures the Lord your God? Blow the in heaven, where neither moth trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, nor rust doth corrupt, and where call a solemn assembly, gather the thieves do not break through nor people, sanctify the congregation, steal: for where your treasure is, assemble the elders, gather the there will your heart be also.
Lay notarth, whe
the Lorand a whine
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I obey thy godly motions in righte-
didst fast forty days and forty honour and glory, who livest and nights ; Give us grace to use such reignest with the Father and the abstinence, that, our flesh being Holy Ghost, one God, world withsubdued to the Spirit, we may ever lout end. Amen.
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1. be tempted of the devil. And when W E then, as workers together he had fasted forty days and forty
with him, beseech you also, nights, he was afterward an-hunthat ye receive not the grace of gred. And when the tempter came God in vain ; (for he saith, I have to him, he said, If thou be the Son heard thee in a time accepted, and of God, command that these stones in the day of salvation have I suc be made bread. But he answered coured thee: behold, now is the and said, It is written, Man shall accepted time; behold, now is the not live by bread alone, but by day of salvation ;) giving no of every word that proceedeth out of fence in any thing, that the min the mouth of God. Then the devil istry be not blamed; but in all taketh him up into the holy city, things approving ourselves as the and setteth him on a pinnacle of ministers of God, in much pati the temple, and saith unto him, If ence, in afflictions, in necessities, thou be the Son of God, cast thyin distresses, in stripes, in impri self down; for it is written, le sonments, in tumults, in labours, shall give his angels charge conin watchings, in fastings; by pure cerning thee, and in their hands ness, by knowledge, by long-suf they shall bear thee up, lest at any fering, by kindness, by the holy time thou dash thy foot against Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the a stone. Jesus said unto him, It word of truth, by the power of is written again, Thou shalt not God, by the armour of righteous tempt the Lord thy God. Again, ness on the right hand and on the the devil taketh him up into an left, by honour and dishonour, by exceeding high mountain, and evil report and good report; as sheweth him all the kingdoms of deceivers, and yet true; as un the world, and the glory of them; known, and vet well known; as, and saith unto him, All these dying, and behold, we live; as things will I give thee, if thou wilt chastened, and not killed; as fall down and worship me. Then sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; saith Jesus unto him, Get thee as poor, yet making many
hence, Satan; for it is written, as having nothing, and yet pos- Thou shalt worship the Lord thy sessing all things.
God, and him only shalt thou The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. l. serve. Then the devil leaveth him, THEN was Jesus led up of the and behold, angels came and min1 Spirit into the wilderness, to istered unto him.
kindnesfeigned, byer of is. Wat the Lordh him up in, and
tempt the again, Thontshin, it
island on the
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know what commandments we ALMIGHTY God, who seest gave you by the Lord Jesus. For
that we have no power of this is the will of God, even your ourselves to help ourselves; Keep sanctification, that ye should abus both outwardly in our bodies, stain from fornication ; that every and inwardly in our souls; that one of you should know how to we may be defended from all ad- possess his vessel in sanctification versities which may happen to the and honour; not in the lust of body, and from all evil thoughts concupiscence, even as the Genwhich may assault and hurt the tiles which know not God; that no soul; through Jesus Christ our man go beyond and defraud his Lord. Amen.
brother in any matter ; because
that the Lord is the avenger of all The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. l.
such, as we also have forewarned W E beseech you, brethren, you, and testified. For God hath
VV and exhort you by the Lord not called us unto uncleanness, Jesus, that as ye have receiv- but unto holiness. He therefore ed of us how ye ought to walk, that despiseth despiseth not man, and to please God, so ye would but God, who hath also given unabound more and more. For ye to us his holy Spirit.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21. / sent, but unto the lost sheep of JESUS went thence, and de- the house of Israel. Then came J parted into the coasts of Tyre she and worshipped him, saying, and Sidon. And behold, a woman Lord, help me. But he answered of Canaan came out of the same and said, It is not meet to take the coasts, and cried unto him, saying, children's bread, and to cast it to Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; Son of David; my daughter is yet the dogs eat of the crumbs grievously vexed with a devil. which fall from their master's But he answered her not a word. table. Then Jesus answered and And his disciples came and be- said unto her, I woman, great is sought him, saying, Send her a thy faith : be it unto thee even as way; for she crieth after us. But thou wilt. And her daughter was he answered and said, I am not made whole from that very hour.
pe ver as dear hrist alshimself
them sai Beelzebudthers, tien irom
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in secret. But all things that are W E beseech thee, Almighty reproved are made manifest by the
V God, look upon the hearty light: for whatsoever doth make desires of thy humble servants, manifest is light. Wherefore he and stretch forth the right hand saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, of thy Majesty, to be our defence and arise from the dead, and Christ against all our enemies; through shall give thee light. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14. The Epistle. Ephes. v. l.
JESUS was casting out a devil, D E ye therefore followers of and it was dumb. And it came
D God, as dear children; and to pass, when the devil was gone walk in love, as Christ also hath out, the dumb spake; and the loved us, and hath given himself people wondered. But some of for us, an offering and a sacrifice them said, He casteth out devils to God for a sweet-smelling sa thrgh Beelzebub, the chief of vour. But fornication, and all un the devils. And others, tempting cleanness, or covetousness, let it him, sought of him a sign from not be once named amongst you, heaven. But he, knowing their as becometh saints; neither fil thoughts, said unto them, Every thiness, nor foolish - talking, nor kingdom divided against itself is jesting, which are not convenient; brought to desolation; and a house but rather giving of thanks : for divided against a house falleth. If this ye know, that no whoremon Satan also be divided against himger, nor unclean person, nor covet self, how shall his kingdom stand? ous man, who is an idolater, hath because ye say, that I cast out any inheritance in the kingdom of devils through Beelzebub. And Christ, and of God. Let no man if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, deceive you with vain words: for by whom do your sons cast them because of these things cometh the out? therefore shall they be your wrath of God upon the children of judges. But if I with the finger disobedience. Be not ye therefore of God cast out devils, no doubt partakers with them: for ye were the kingdom of God is come upon sometimes darkness, but now are you. When a strong man armed ye light in the Lord: walk as chil keepeth his palace, his goods are dren of light; (for the fruit of the in peace; but when a stronger Spirit is in all goodness, and righ than he shall come upon him, and teousness, and truth ;) proving overcome him, he taketh from what is acceptable unto the Lord. him all his armour wherein he And have no fellowship with the trusted, and divideth his spoils. unfruitful works of darkness, but He that is not with me is against rather reprove them: for it is a me: and he that gathereth not shame even to speak of those with me scattereth. When the things which are done of them unclean spirit is gone out of a
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