Deuteronomy 1:8-11, 15-17 (Vespers, 2nd reading, Fathers)
- See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to your fathers – to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – to give to them and their descendants after them.’
- And I spoke to you at that time, saying: ‘I alone am not able to bear you.
- The Lord your God has multiplied you, and here you are today, as the stars of heaven in multitude.
- May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!