Book of Exodus 22:20-26.
"You shall not
molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of
You shall not wrong any widow or
If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me,
I will surely hear their cry.
My wrath will flare up,
and I will kill you with the sword; then your own wives will be widows, and your children
"If you lend money to one of your poor
neighbors among my people, you shall not act like an extortioner toward him by demanding interest
If you take your neighbor's cloak as a
pledge, you shall return it to him before sunset;
this cloak of his is the only covering he has for his body. What else has he to sleep in? If he
cries out to me, I will hear him; for I am compassionate.
He said: I love you, LORD, my strength,
LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, My God, my rock of refuge, my
shield, my saving horn, my stronghold!
LORD, my rock,
my fortress, my deliverer, My God, my rock of refuge, my shield, my saving horn, my
LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer,
My God, my rock of refuge, my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold!
Praised be the LORD, I
exclaim! I have been delivered from my enemies.
LORD lives! Blessed be my rock! Exalted be God, my savior!
You have given great victories to your king, and shown kindness to your anointed, to David
and his posterity forever.
You have given great
victories to your king, and shown kindness to your anointed, to David and his posterity
First Letter to the Thessalonians
For our gospel did not come to you in word alone, but also in power and in the holy Spirit
and (with) much conviction. You know what sort of people we were (among) you for your
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord,
receiving the word in great affliction, with joy from the holy Spirit,
so that you became a model for all the believers in Macedonia and in
For from you the word of the Lord has sounded
forth not only in Macedonia and (in) Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has gone forth, so
that we have no need to say anything.
themselves openly declare about us what sort of reception we had among you, and how you turned to
God from idols to serve the living and true God
await his Son from heaven, whom he raised from (the) dead, Jesus, who delivers us from the coming
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 22:34-40.
When the Pharisees
heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,
and one of them (a scholar of the law) tested him by asking,
Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?
He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your
soul, and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and the
The second is like it: You shall
love your neighbor as yourself.
The whole law and the
prophets depend on these two commandments."