1 “For mortal man born of woman Is short-lived and full of wrath.
2 He falls like a flower that blooms, And like a shadow, he does not continue.
3 Have You not taken account of him And brought him to judgment before You?
4 For who shall be pure from uncleanness? No one.
5 Even if his life is but one day upon the earth, His months are numbered by You. You appointed a time for him, and he cannot exceed it.†
6 Depart from him that he may rest, And let him be pleased with his life as a hired laborer.
I Will Wait until I Arise!
7 “For there is hope for a tree, even if it is cut down, That it will sprout again, and its tender shoots will not fail.†
8 For though its root may grow old in the earth And its stump may die in the rocky ground,
9 Yet at the scent of water it will bud And bring forth a crop like one newly planted.
10 But a man who dies is utterly gone, And when a mortal has fallen, he is no more.
11 For in time the sea is drawn down, And a river stops flowing, And the river bed dries up.
12 So too, when man falls asleep in death, he will not rise, For the dead will not awake until heaven is dissolved.
13 “For would that You had kept me in the grave, That You had hidden me until Your wrath ceases, And that You would appoint me a set time In which You would remember me.
14 For will man live again After he completes his course of life and dies? I will wait until I arise.†
15 Then You will call, and I will answer You, But do not cast away the works of Your hands.
16 For You have numbered my practices, And not one of my sins will escape You.
17 You sealed up my lawlessness in a bag And marked if I transgressed unwillingly.†
18 “Truly a mountain falls and crumbles in pieces; And a rock wears out in its place.
19 Waters wear away stones, And overflowing torrents wash away the soil of the earth; And You destroy the duration of man.
20 You push him to his end, and he is gone. You set your face against him and send him away.
21 If his children multiply themselves, he does not know it, And if they be few, he does not perceive it.
22 But the muscles of his body feel pain, And his soul grieves.
1 Alleluia. †Give thanks to the Lord and call upon His name; Report His works among the Gentiles;
2 Sing to Him, and play a stringed instrument to Him; Describe all His wonderful works.
3 Praise His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad;
4 Seek the Lord and be strengthened; Seek His face continually.
5 Remember the wonders He performed, Of His marvels and the judgments of His mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham, His servants, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones.
7 He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
8 Remember His covenant forever, And His word He commanded for a thousand generations,
9 Which He established with Abraham, And His oath with Isaac;
10 And He established it as an ordinance with Jacob And as an everlasting covenant with Israel,
11 Saying, “I shall give you the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance.”
12 When they were few in number, The smallest and sojourners in the land,
13 And passed through from nation to nation, From a kingdom to a different people,
14 He allowed no man to wrong them; And He reproved kings on their behalf:
15 “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do not act wickedly towards My prophets.”
Proverbs of Solomon 22
16 The mouth of a lawless man is a deep pit, And the man hated by the Lord shall fall into it.†
17 Evil ways are before a man, And he does not love to turn away from them, But it is necessary to turn away from a crooked and evil way.
18 Folly fastens itself to the heart of a child, For the rod and instruction are far from him.
19 He who oppresses a poor man increases his possessions, Yet he gives them to a rich man to lessen them.
20 Incline your ear to the words of the wise and hear my word, And establish your heart, that you may know they are good.
47 And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.
48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
49 When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”
50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.†
52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
53 When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”†
54 Having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest’s house. But Peter followed at a distance.
55 Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them.
56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, “This man was also with Him.”†
57 But he denied Him, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”
58 And after a little while another saw him and said, “You also are of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”
59 Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean.”
60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”†
62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly.
63 Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him.
64 And having blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face and asked Him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?”
65 And many other things they blasphemously spoke against Him.
Before the Sanhedrin
66 As soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council, saying,
67 “If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will by no means believe.
68 And if I also ask you, you will by no means answer Me or let Me go.†
69 Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.”†
70 Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?” So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.”
71 And they said, “What further testimony do we need? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”