Book of Jonah
The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second
"Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I
will tell you."
So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD'S
bidding. Now Nineveh was an enormously large city; it took three days to go through
Jonah began his journey through the city, and had gone but a single day's walk
announcing, "Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,"
when the people of
Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put on
When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, laid
aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in the ashes.
Then he had
this proclaimed throughout Nineveh, by decree of the king and his nobles: "Neither man nor beast,
neither cattle nor sheep, shall taste anything; they shall not eat, nor shall they drink
Man and beast shall be covered with sackcloth and call loudly to God; every
man shall turn from his evil way and from the violence he has in hand.
God may relent and forgive, and withhold his blazing wrath, so that we shall not
When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way, he
repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them; he did not carry it
A song of ascents. Out of the
depths I call to you, LORD;
Lord, hear my cry! May your ears be attentive to my cry
If you, LORD, mark our sins, Lord, who can stand?
with you is forgiveness and so you are revered.
But with you is
forgiveness and so you are revered.
let Israel look for the LORD, For with the LORD
is kindness, with him is full redemption,
And God will redeem Israel from all their
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose
name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his
feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said,
"Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help
The Lord said to her in reply, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried
about many things.
There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part
and it will not be taken from