Psalm 91-93 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Assurance of God’s Protection
1 You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge,[b]
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
14 Those who love me, I will deliver;
Thanksgiving for Vindication
A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath Day.
1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
5 How great are your works, O Lord!
10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
The Majesty of God’s Rule
1 The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty;
3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
5 Your decrees are very sure;
Romans 15:1-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Please Others, Not Yourselves
15 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor. 3 For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. 5 May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6 so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel for Jews and Gentiles Alike
7 Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God in order that he might confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9 and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,
“Therefore I will confess[a] you among the Gentiles,
10 and again he says,
“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people”;
11 and again,
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
12 and again Isaiah says,
“The root of Jesse shall come,
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.