June 2, 2020

Psalm CSB Psalm A PRAYER FOR THE KING Of Solomon God give your justice to the king and your righteousness to the king s son He will judge your people with righteousness and your afflicted ones with justice May the mountains bring well-being to the people.
June 2, 2020

Psalm 72 (CSB)

Psalm 72

A PRAYER FOR THE KING

Of Solomon. 

God, give your justice to the king 

and your righteousness to the king’s son. 

He will judge your people with righteousness 

and your afflicted ones with justice. 

May the mountains bring well-being to the people 

and the hills, righteousness. 

May he vindicate the afflicted among the people, 

help the poor, 

and crush the oppressor. 

May they fear you while the sun endures 

and as long as the moon, throughout all generations. 

May the king be like rain that falls on the cut grass, 

like spring showers that water the earth. 

May the righteous flourish in his days 

and well-being abound 

until the moon is no more. 

May he rule from sea to sea 

and from the Euphrates 

to the ends of the earth. 

May desert tribes kneel before him 

and his enemies lick the dust. 

10 May the kings of Tarshish 

and the coasts and islands bring tribute, 

the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. 

11 Let all kings bow in homage to him, 

all nations serve him. 

12 For he will rescue the poor who cry out 

and the afflicted who have no helper. 

13 He will have pity on the poor and helpless 

and save the lives of the poor. 

14 He will redeem them from oppression and violence, 

for their lives are precious in his sight. 

15 May he live long! 

May gold from Sheba be given to him. 

May prayer be offered for him continually, 

and may he be blessed all day long. 

16 May there be plenty of grain in the land; 

may it wave on the tops of the mountains. 

May its crops be like Lebanon. 

May people flourish in the cities 

like the grass of the field. 

17 May his name endure forever; 

as long as the sun shines, 

may his fame increase. 

May all nations be blessed by him 

and call him blessed. 

18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, 

who alone does wonders. 

19 Blessed be his glorious name forever; 

the whole earth is filled with his glory. 

Amen and amen. 

20 The prayers of David son of Jesse are concluded.

Proverbs 14:8–11 (CSB)

The sensible person’s wisdom is to consider his way, 

but the stupidity of fools deceives them. 

Fools mock at making reparation, 

but there is goodwill among the upright. 

10 The heart knows its own bitterness, 

and no outsider shares in its joy. 

11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, 

but the tent of the upright will flourish.

Luke 20:1–40 (CSB)

THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS CHALLENGED

20 One day as he was teaching the people in the temple and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the scribes, with the elders, came and said to him: “Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Who is it who gave you this authority?” 

He answered them, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me, was the baptism of John from heaven or of human origin?” 

They discussed it among themselves: “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are convinced that John was a prophet.” So they answered that they did not know its origin. 

And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” 

THE PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD OWNER

Now he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the farmers so that they might give him some fruit from the vineyard. But the farmers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He sent yet another servant, but they beat that one too, treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he sent yet a third, but they wounded this one too and threw him out. 

13 “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What should I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’ 

14 “But when the tenant farmers saw him, they discussed it among themselves and said, ‘This is the heir. Let’s kill him, so that the inheritance will be ours.’ 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 

“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and kill those farmers and give the vineyard to others.” 

But when they heard this they said, “That must never happen!” 

17 But he looked at them and said, “Then what is the meaning of this Scripture:,

The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone?,

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but on whomever it falls, it will shatter him.”

19 Then the scribes and the chief priests looked for a way to get their hands on him that very hour, because they knew he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 

GOD AND CAESAR

20 They watched closely and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, so that they could catch him in what he said, to hand him over to the governor’s rule and authority. 21 They questioned him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, and you don’t show partiality, but teach truthfully the way of God. 22 Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” 

23 But detecting their craftiness, he said to them, 24 “Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?” 

“Caesar’s,” they said. 

25 “Well then,” he told them, “give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 

26 They were not able to catch him in what he said in public, and being amazed at his answer, they became silent. 

THE SADDUCEES AND THE RESURRECTION

27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came up and questioned him: 28 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother has a wife, and dies childless, his brother should take the wife and produce offspring for his brother., 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife and died without children. 30 Also the second 31 and the third took her. In the same way, all seven died and left no children. 32 Finally, the woman died too. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For all seven had married her.” 

34 Jesus told them, “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are counted worthy to take part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36 For they can no longer die, because they are like angels and are children of God, since they are children of the resurrection. 37 Moses even indicated in the passage about the burning bush that the dead are raised, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob., 38 He is not the God of the dead but of the living, because all are living to him.”

Luke 20:1–40 (CSB)

THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS CHALLENGED

20 One day as he was teaching the people in the temple and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the scribes, with the elders, came and said to him: “Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Who is it who gave you this authority?” 

He answered them, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me, was the baptism of John from heaven or of human origin?” 

They discussed it among themselves: “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are convinced that John was a prophet.” So they answered that they did not know its origin. 

And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” 

THE PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD OWNER

Now he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the farmers so that they might give him some fruit from the vineyard. But the farmers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He sent yet another servant, but they beat that one too, treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he sent yet a third, but they wounded this one too and threw him out. 

13 “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What should I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’ 

14 “But when the tenant farmers saw him, they discussed it among themselves and said, ‘This is the heir. Let’s kill him, so that the inheritance will be ours.’ 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 

“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and kill those farmers and give the vineyard to others.” 

But when they heard this they said, “That must never happen!” 

17 But he looked at them and said, “Then what is the meaning of this Scripture:,

The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone?,

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but on whomever it falls, it will shatter him.”

19 Then the scribes and the chief priests looked for a way to get their hands on him that very hour, because they knew he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 

GOD AND CAESAR

20 They watched closely and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, so that they could catch him in what he said, to hand him over to the governor’s rule and authority. 21 They questioned him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, and you don’t show partiality, but teach truthfully the way of God. 22 Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” 

23 But detecting their craftiness, he said to them, 24 “Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?” 

“Caesar’s,” they said. 

25 “Well then,” he told them, “give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 

26 They were not able to catch him in what he said in public, and being amazed at his answer, they became silent. 

THE SADDUCEES AND THE RESURRECTION

27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came up and questioned him: 28 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother has a wife, and dies childless, his brother should take the wife and produce offspring for his brother., 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife and died without children. 30 Also the second 31 and the third took her. In the same way, all seven died and left no children. 32 Finally, the woman died too. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For all seven had married her.” 

34 Jesus told them, “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are counted worthy to take part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36 For they can no longer die, because they are like angels and are children of God, since they are children of the resurrection. 37 Moses even indicated in the passage about the burning bush that the dead are raised, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob., 38 He is not the God of the dead but of the living, because all are living to him.”

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