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and went to, and bound up his wounds, and poured in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to a common inn, and made provision for him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will recompense thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves ? & And he said, He that shewed mercy upon him. Then said h Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
The fourteenth Sunday. Lucerna pedibus meis. Psalm cxix.
The word is a lantern unto my feet : and a light unto my
I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed : to keep thy righteous judgments.
I am troubled above measure : quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.
Let the freewill offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord : and teach me thy judgments.
My soul is alway in my hand : yet do not I forget thy law.
The ungodly have laid a snare for me : but yet swerved not I from thy commandments.
Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever : and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway: even unto the end.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
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The Collect. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity ; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Epistle. Gal. v. I say, Walk in the Spirit, and fulfil not the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit contrary to the flesh ; these are contrary one to the other; so that ye cannot do whatsoever ye would. But and if ye be led of the Spirit, then are ye not under the law. The deeds of the flesh are manifest, which are these ; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, wantonness, worshipping of images, witchcraft, hatred, variance, zeal, wrath, strife, seditions, sects, envying, murder, drunkenness, gluttony, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have told you in times past, that they which commit such things shall not be inheritors of the kingdom of God. Contrarily, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperance. Against such there is no law. They truly that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts.
The Gospel. Luke xvii. . And it chanced, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off, and put forth their voices, and said, "Jesu, Master, have mercy upon us. When he saw them, he said unto them, Go, shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was cleansed, turned back again, and with a loud voice praised God, and fell down on his face at his feet, and gave him thanks; and the same was a Samaritan. And Jesus answered and said, Are there not ten cleansed ? but where are those nine ? There are not found that returned again to give God praise, save only this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole.
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The fifteenth Sunday. Iniquos odio habui. Psalm cxix.
I HATE them that imagine evil things : but thy law do I love.
Thou art my defence and shield : and my trust is in thy word.
Away from me, ye wicked : I will keep the commandments of my God.
O stablish me according unto thy word, that I may live : and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe : yea, my delight shall ever be in thy statutes.
Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes : for they imagine but deceit.
Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross : therefore I love thy testimonies.
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee : and I am afraid of thy judgments.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.
The Collect. KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy church with thy perpetual mercy : and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation ; through Jesus Christ iour Lord.
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The Epistle. Gal. vi. Ye see how large a letter I have k written unto you with mine own hand. As many as desire with outward appearance to please carnally, the same constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For they themselves which are circumcised keep not the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they might rejoice in your flesh. God forbid that I should rejoice, but in the cross of our Lord Jesu Christ, whereby the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesu neither circumcision availeth any thing at all, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according unto this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon Israel that pertaineth to God. From henceforth let no man put me to business; for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesu. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesu Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
The Gospel. Matt. vi. No man can serve two masters : for either he shall hate the one, and love the other; or else lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Be not careful for your life, what ye shall eat or drink; nor yet for your body, what raiment ye shall put on: is not the life more worth than meat, and the body more of value than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor carry into the barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you (by taking careful thought) can add one cubit unto his sta_ ture? And why care ye for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin : and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his royalty was not clothed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, (which though it stand to-day, is to-morrow cast into the furnace,) shall he not much more do the same for you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or wherewith shall we be clothed? After all these things do the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But rather seek ye first the kingdom of God, and the righteousness thereof, and all these things shall be ministered unto you. Care not then for the morrow; 'for the morrow day shall care for itself: sufficient unto the day is the travail thereof.
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The sixteenth Sunday.
I DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right : 0 give me not over unto mine oppressors.
Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good : that the proud do me no wrong.
Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health : and for the word of thy righteousness.
O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy : and teach me thy statutes.
I am thy servant, O grant me understanding : that I may know thy testimonies.
It is time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand : for they have destroyed thy law.
For I love thy commandments : above gold and precious stone.
Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments : and all false ways I utterly abhor.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, &c.
As it was in the beginning,
The Collect. LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy congregation; and, because it cannot continue in safety
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