Scripture Readings for April 28, 2019 (New Revised Standard Version)
Year C - 2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 5:27-32 • Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150 •
Revelation 1:4-8 • John 20:19-31
5:27 When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high
priest questioned them,
5:28 saying, "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have
filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man's blood on
5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than any human
5:30 The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a
5:31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give
repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
5:32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given
to those who obey him."
118:14 The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.
118:15 There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of
the LORD does valiantly;
118:16 the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly."
118:17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.
118:18 The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to death.
118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give
thanks to the LORD.
118:20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
118:21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
118:22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
118:23 This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
118:24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
118:25 Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!
118:26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the
house of the LORD.
118:27 The LORD is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with
branches, up to the horns of the altar.
118:28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.
118:29 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures
150:1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament!
150:2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
150:3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
150:4 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
150:5 Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
150:6 Let everything that breathes praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
1:4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is
and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler
of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood,
1:6 and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and
dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1:7 Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced
him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen.
1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to
come, the Almighty.
20:19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the
house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and
stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
20:20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples
rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
20:21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send
20:22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy
20:23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any,
they are retained."
20:24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when
20:25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them,
"Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the
nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe."
20:26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them.
Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be
20:27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your
hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe."
20:28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
20:29 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are
those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."
20:30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not
written in this book.
20:31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah,
the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.