Scripture Readings for November 3, 2019 (New Revised Standard Version)
Year C - 21st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 • Psalm 119:137-144 •
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 • Luke 19:1-10
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
1:1 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.
1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you
"Violence!" and you will not save?
1:3 Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and
violence are before me; strife and contention arise.
1:4 So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround
the righteous-- therefore judgment comes forth perverted.
2:1 I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will
keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning
2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on
tablets, so that a runner may read it.
2:3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end,
and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come,
it will not delay.
2:4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous
live by their faith.
119:137 You are righteous, O LORD, and your judgments are right.
119:138 You have appointed your decrees in righteousness and in all faithfulness.
119:139 My zeal consumes me because my foes forget your words.
119:140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.
119:141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.
119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law
is the truth.
119:143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but your commandments
are my delight.
119:144 Your decrees are righteous forever; give me understanding that
I may live.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God
our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters,
as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone
of you for one another is increasing.
1:4 Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for
your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions
that you are enduring.
1:11 To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you
worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and
work of faith,
1:12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and
you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
19:1 He entered Jericho and was passing through it.
19:2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and
19:3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he
could not, because he was short in stature.
19:4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was
going to pass that way.
19:5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus,
hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today."
19:6 So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him.
19:7 All who saw it began to grumble and said, "He has gone to be the guest
of one who is a sinner."
19:8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Look, half of my possessions,
Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything,
I will pay back four times as much."
19:9 Then Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because
he too is a son of Abraham.
19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost."