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September 19


Song of Solomon 1:1-17
1. Solomon's Song of Songs.
2. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth- for your love is more delightful than wine.
3. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you!
4. Take me away with you-let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!
5. Dark am I, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon.
6. Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I have neglected.
7. Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?
8. If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds.
9. I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10. Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11. We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12. While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13. My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
14. My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15. How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16. How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17. The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.

Song of Solomon 2:1-17
1. I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
2. Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens.
3. Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
4. He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
5. Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.
6. His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.
7. Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
8. Listen! My lover! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.
9. My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.
10. My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me.
11. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
12. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
13. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me."
14. My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
15. Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.
16. My lover is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.
17. Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, turn, my lover, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the rugged hills.

Psalms 104:1-9
1. Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
2. He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
3. and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.
4. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
5. He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
6. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7. But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
8. they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.
9. You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.

Proverbs 24:15-16
15. Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against a righteous man's house, do not raid his dwelling place;
16. for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.

1 Corinthians 11:17-34
17. In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.
18. In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it.
19. No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.
20. When you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat,
21. for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry, another gets drunk.
22. Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Certainly not!
23. For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,
24. and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."
25. In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."
26. For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
27. Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
28. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.
29. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
30. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.
31. But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.
32. When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.
33. So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.
34. If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come I will give further directions.