Scripture Readings for June 2, 2019    (New Revised Standard Version)
Year C - 7th SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 16:16-34  •  Psalm 97  •  Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21  •  
John 17:20-26

Acts 16:16-34
16:16 One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a
spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling.

16:17 While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, "These men are slaves of the
Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation."

16:18 She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said
to the spirit, "I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came
out that very hour.

16:19 But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized
Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities.

16:20 When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, "These men are
disturbing our city; they are Jews

16:21 and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to adopt or
observe."

16:22 The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates had them stripped of
their clothing and ordered them to be beaten with rods.

16:23 After they had given them a severe flogging, they threw them into prison and
ordered the jailer to keep them securely.

16:24 Following these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and fastened their
feet in the stocks.

16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the
prisoners were listening to them.

16:26 Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison
were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were
unfastened.

16:27 When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword
and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped.

16:28 But Paul shouted in a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here."

16:29 The jailer called for lights, and rushing in, he fell down trembling before Paul and
Silas.

16:30 Then he brought them outside and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"

16:31 They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your
household."

16:32 They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.

16:33 At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and
his entire family were baptized without delay.

16:34 He brought them up into the house and set food before them; and he and his
entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God.

Psalm 97
97:1 The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!

97:2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the
foundation of his throne.

97:3 Fire goes before him, and consumes his adversaries on every side.

97:4 His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.

97:5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

97:6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.

97:7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, those who make their boast in
worthless idols; all gods bow down before him.

97:8 Zion hears and is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice, because of your
judgments, O God.

97:9 For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all
gods.

97:10 The LORD loves those who hate evil; he guards the lives of his faithful; he
rescues them from the hand of the wicked.

97:11 Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

97:12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
22:12 "See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone's
work.

22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the
tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.

22:16 "It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I
am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."

22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let everyone who hears say, "Come."
And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a
gift.

22:20 The one who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen.
Come, Lord Jesus!

22:21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.

John 17:20-26
17:20 "I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in
me through their word,

17:21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also
be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

17:22 The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as
we are one,

17:23 I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world
may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

17:24 Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where
I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the
foundation of the world.

17:25 "Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know
that you have sent me.

17:26 I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with
which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."