Revised Common Lectionary (Complementary)
9 There he went into a cave(A) and spent the night.
The Lord Appears to Elijah
And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”(B)
10 He replied, “I have been very zealous(C) for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant,(D) torn down your altars,(E) and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left,(F) and now they are trying to kill me too.”
Then a great and powerful wind(I) tore the mountains apart and shattered(J) the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire,(K) but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.(L) 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face(M) and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left,(N) and now they are trying to kill me too.”
15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael(O) king over Aram. 16 Also, anoint(P) Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha(Q) son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah(R) to succeed you as prophet. 17 Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael,(S) and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu.(T) 18 Yet I reserve(U) seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed(V) him.”
8 I will listen to what God the Lord says;
he promises peace(A) to his people, his faithful servants—
but let them not turn to folly.(B)
9 Surely his salvation(C) is near those who fear him,
that his glory(D) may dwell in our land.
10 Love and faithfulness(E) meet together;
righteousness(F) and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
and righteousness(G) looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,(H)
and our land will yield(I) its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
and prepares the way for his steps.
5 Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.”[a](A) 6 But the righteousness that is by faith(B) says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’”[b](C) (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’”[c](D) (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).(E) 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[d](F) that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare(G) with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,”(H) and believe(I) in your heart that God raised him from the dead,(J) you will be saved.(K) 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[e](L) 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile(M)—the same Lord is Lord of all(N) and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord(O) will be saved.”[f](P)
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”[g](Q)
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.(C) Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,”(D) they said, and cried out in fear.
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,”(G) he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”(H)