Scripture Readings for May 19, 2019 (New Revised Standard Version)
Year C - 5th SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 11:1-18 • Psalm 148 • Revelation 21:1-6 • John 13:31-35
11:1 Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had
also accepted the word of God.
11:2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him,
11:3 saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?"
11:4 Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying,
11:5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was
something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four
corners; and it came close to me.
11:6 As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and
birds of the air.
11:7 I also heard a voice saying to me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat.'
11:8 But I replied, 'By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered
11:9 But a second time the voice answered from heaven, 'What God has made clean, you
must not call profane.'
11:10 This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven.
11:11 At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house
where we were.
11:12 The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and
us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house.
11:13 He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, 'Send to
Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter;
11:14 he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.'
11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at
11:16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, 'John baptized with
water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
11:17 If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord
Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?"
11:18 When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, "Then
God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life."
148:1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
148:2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!
148:3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!
148:4 Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were
148:6 He established them forever and ever; he fixed their bounds, which cannot be
148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps,
148:8 fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command!
148:9 Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!
148:10 Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds!
148:11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
148:12 Young men and women alike, old and young together!
148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is
above earth and heaven.
148:14 He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his faithful, for the people
of Israel who are close to him. Praise the LORD!
21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth
had passed away, and the sea was no more.
21:2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "See, the home of God is among
mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself
will be with them;
21:4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying
and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away."
21:5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new."
Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true."
21:6 Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and
the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.
13:31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and
God has been glorified in him.
13:32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify
him at once.
13:33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I
said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.'
13:34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved
you, you also should love one another.
13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one