Letter to the Romans 3:21-30.
Brothers and sisters, now the righteousness of
God has been manifested apart from the law, though testified to by the law and the
the righteousness of God through faith in
Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction;
all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.
They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ
whom God set forth as an expiation, through
faith, by his blood, to prove his righteousness because of the forgiveness of sins previously
through the forbearance of God--to prove his
righteousness in the present time, that he might be righteous and justify the one who has faith in
What occasion is there then for boasting? It is
ruled out. On what principle, that of works? No, rather on the principle of faith.
For we consider that a person is justified by faith apart from works of
Does God belong to Jews alone? Does he not
belong to Gentiles, too? Yes, also to Gentiles,
is one and will justify the circumcised on the basis of faith and the uncircumcised through
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 for mercy.
If you, LORD, mark our
sins, Lord, who can stand?
But with you is forgiveness
and so you are revered.
But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered.
I wait with longing for the LORD, my soul waits for his
My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels
for daybreak. More than sentinels for daybreak,
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to
Saint Luke 11:47-54.
Woe to you! You build the memorials of the prophets whom your ancestors
Consequently, you bear witness and give consent
to the deeds of your ancestors, for they killed them and you do the building.
Therefore, the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and
apostles; some of them they will kill and persecute'
that this generation might be charged with the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation
of the world,
from the blood of Abel to the blood of
Zechariah who died between the altar and the temple building. Yes, I tell you, this generation will
be charged with their blood!
Woe to you, scholars of the law!
You have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not enter and you stopped those trying
When he left, the scribes and Pharisees
began to act with hostility toward him and to interrogate him about many things,
for they were plotting to catch him at something he might