Saturday, October 10, 2020
Holy Translators Mesrob, Yeghishe, Moses the Poet, David the Invincible Philosopher, Gregory of Narek, and Nerses Shnorhali
I Corinthians 12:4-11
 And if any one loves righteousness,
her labors are virtues;
for she teaches self-control and prudence,
justice and courage;
nothing in life is more profitable for men than these.
 And if any one longs for wide experience,
she knows the things of old, and infers the things to come;
she understands turns of speech and the solutions of riddles;
she has foreknowledge of signs and wonders
and of the outcome of seasons and times.
 Therefore I determined to take her to live with me,
knowing that she would give me good counsel
and encouragement in cares and grief.
 Because of her I shall have glory among the multitudes
and honor in the presence of the elders, though I am young.
 They hate him who reproves in the gate,
and they abhor him who speaks the truth.
 Therefore because you trample upon the poor
and take from him exactions of wheat,
you have built houses of hewn stone,
but you shall not dwell in them;
you have planted pleasant vineyards,
but you shall not drink their wine.
 For I know how many are your transgressions,
and how great are your sins —
you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
and turn aside the needy in the gate.
 Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time;
for it is an evil time.
 Seek good, and not evil,
that you may live;
and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you,
as you have said.
I Corinthians 12:4-11
 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
 and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one.
 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
 All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
 “Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you.
 “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
 Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?
 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
 So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
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