Scripture Readings for July 14, 2019 (New Revised Standard Version)
Year C - 5th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Amos 7:7-17 • Psalm 82 • Colossians 1:1-14 • Luke 10:25-37
7:7 This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb
line, with a plumb line in his hand.
7:8 And the LORD said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line."
Then the Lord said, "See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I
will never again pass them by;
7:9 the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel
shall be laid waste, and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword."
7:10 Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying,
"Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel;
the land is not able to bear all his words.
7:11 For thus Amos has said, 'Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go
into exile away from his land.'"
7:12 And Amaziah said to Amos, "O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your
bread there, and prophesy there;
7:13 but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a
temple of the kingdom."
7:14 Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I
am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees,
7:15 and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me,
'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'
7:16 "Now therefore hear the word of the LORD. You say, 'Do not prophesy against
Israel, and do not preach against the house of Isaac."
7:17 Therefore thus says the LORD: 'Your wife shall become a prostitute in the city,
and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be
parceled out by line; you yourself shall die in an unclean land, and Israel shall surely go
into exile away from its land.'"
82:1 God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds
82:2 "How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
82:3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the
82:4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
82:5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
82:6 I say, "You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you;
82:7 nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince."
82:8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
1:2 To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae: Grace to you
and peace from God our Father.
1:3 In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1:4 for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for
all the saints,
1:5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before
in the word of the truth, the gospel
1:6 that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world,
so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly
comprehended the grace of God.
1:7 This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful
minister of Christ on your behalf,
1:8 and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit.
1:9 For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and
asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God's will in all spiritual wisdom
1:10 so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear
fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.
1:11 May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power,
and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully
1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of
the saints in the light.
1:13 He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the
kingdom of his beloved Son,
1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
10:25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do
to inherit eternal life?"
10:26 He said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?"
10:27 He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all
your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as
10:28 And he said to him, "You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live."
10:29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
10:30 Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into
the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.
10:31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he
passed by on the other side.
10:32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the
10:33 But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was
moved with pity.
10:34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them.
Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
10:35 The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said,
'Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.'
10:36 Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into
the hands of the robbers?"
10:37 He said, "The one who showed him mercy." Jesus said to him,
"Go and do likewise."