Scripture Readings

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Luke 4:22-30 (Matins Gospel)

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So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
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He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country.’ “
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Then He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.
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But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;
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but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
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And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.
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So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
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and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff.
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Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.