Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Second Day of the Fast of Assumption
I Corinthians 14:26-40
I Corinthians 14:26-40
 What then, brethren? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
 If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn; and let one interpret.
 But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silence in church and speak to himself and to God.
 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.
 If a revelation is made to another sitting by, let the first be silent.
 For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged;
 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.
 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
 the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says.
 If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
 What! Did the word of God originate with you, or are you the only ones it has reached?
 If any one thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord.
 If any one does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
 So, my brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues;
 but all things should be done decently and in order.
 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain.
 And the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?”
 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him:
 how he entered the house of God, when Abi’athar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?”
 And he said to them, “The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath;
 so the Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.”
 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand.
 And they watched him, to see whether he would heal him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him.
 And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come here.”
 And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.
 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
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