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December 18

Jonah 1:1-17
1. The word of the LORD came unto the prophet Jonas the son of Amithai saying:
2. rise and get thee to Nineve that great city and preach unto them, how that their wickedness is come up before me.
3. And Jonas made him ready to flee to Tharsis from the presence of the LORD, and gat him down to Joppe, and found there a ship ready to go to Tharsis, and paid his fare, and went aboard, to go with them to Tharsis from the presence of the LORD.
4. But the LORD hurled a great wind in to the sea, so that there was a mighty tempest in the sea: in so much that the ship was like to go in pieces.
5. And the mariners were afraid and cried every man unto his god, and cast out the goods that were in the ship in to the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonas gat him under the hatches and laid him down and slumbered.
6. And the master of the ship came to him and said unto him, why slumberest thou? up! and call unto thy God, that God may think on us, that we perish not.
7. And they said one to a nother, come and let us cast lots, to know for whose cause we are thus troubled. And they cast lots. And the lot fell upon Jonas.
8. Then they said unto him, tell us for whose cause we are thus troubled: what is thine occupation, whence comest thou, how is thy country called, and of what nation art thou?
9. And he answered them, I am an Hebrew: and the LORD God of heaven which made both sea and dry land, I fear.
10. Then were the men exceedingly afraid and said unto him, why didst thou so? For they knew that he was fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.
11. Then said they unto him, what shall we do unto thee, that the sea may cease from troubling us? For the sea wrought and was troublous.
12. And he answered them, take me and cast me in to the sea, and so shall it let you be in rest: for I wot, it is for my sake, that this great tempest is come upon you.
13. Nevertheless the men assayed with rowing to bring the ship to land: but it would not be, because the sea so wrought and was so troublous against them.
14. Wherefore they cried unto the LORD and said: O LORD let us not perish for this man's death, neither(nether) lay innocent blood unto our charge: for thou LORD even as thy pleasure was, so thou hast done.
15. And then they took Jonas, and cast him into the sea, and the sea left raging.
16. And the men feared the LORD exceedingly: and sacrificed sacrifice unto the LORD: and vowed vows.
17. But the LORD prepared a great fish, to swallow up Jonas. And so was Jonas in the bowels of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah 2:1-10
1. And Jonas prayed unto the LORD his God out of the bowels of the fish.
2. And he said: in my tribulation I called unto the LORD, and he answered me: out of the belly of hell I cried, and thou heardest my voice.
3. For thou hadst cast me down deep in the midst(middes) of the sea: and the flood compassed me about: and all thy waves and rolls of water went over me:
4. and I thought that I had been cast away out of thy sight. But I will yet again look toward thy holy temple.
5. The water compassed me even unto the very soul of me: the deep lay about me: and the weeds were wrapped about mine head.
6. And I went down unto the bottom of the hills, and was barred in with earth on every side for ever. And yet thou LORD my God broughtest up my life again out of corruption.
7. When my soul fainted in me, I thought on the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, even into thy holy temple.
8. They that observe vain vanities, have forsaken him that was merciful unto them.
9. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving, and will pay that that I have vowed, that saving cometh of the LORD.
10. And the LORD spake unto the fish: and it cast out Jonas again upon the dry land.

Jonah 3:1-10
1. Then came the word of the LORD unto Jonas again saying:
2. up, and get thee to Nineve that great city, and preach unto them the preaching which I bade thee.
3. And he arose and went to Nineve at the LORD's commandment. Nineve was a great city unto God, containing three days journey.
4. And Jonas went to and entered in to the city even a days journey, and cried saying: There shall not pass forty days but Nineve shall be overthrown.
5. And the people of Nineve believed God, and proclaimed fasting, and arrayed themselves in sackcloth, as well the great as the small of them.
6. And the tidings came unto the king of Nineve, which arose out of his seat, and did his apparel off and put on sackcloth, and sat him down in ashes.
7. And it was cried and commanded in Nineve by the authority of the king and of his lords, saying: see that neither(nether) man or beast, ox or sheep taste ought at all, and that they neither(nether) feed or drink water.
8. And they put on sackcloth both man and beast, and cried unto God mightily, and turned every man from his wicked way, and from doing wrong in which they were accustomed, saying:
9. who can tell whether God will turn and repent, and cease from his fierce wrath, that we perish not?
10. And when God saw their works, how they turned from their wicked ways, he repented on the evil which he said he would do unto them, and did it not.

Jonah 4:1-11
1. Wherefore Jonas was sore discontent and angry.
2. And he prayed unto the LORD and said: O LORD, was not this my saying when I was yet in my country? And therefore I hasted rather to flee to Tharsis: for I knew well enough that thou wast a merciful God, full of compassion, long yer thou be angry and of great mercy and repentest when thou art come to take punishment.
3. Now therefore take my life from me, for I had lever die than live.
4. And the LORD said unto Jonas, art thou so angry?
5. And Jonas gat him out of the city and sat him down on the east side thereof, and made him there a booth and sat thereunder in the shadow, till he might see what should chance unto the city.
6. And the LORD prepared as it were a wild vine which sprang up over Jonas, that he might have shadow over his head, to deliver him out of his pain. And Jonas was exceeding glad of the wild vine.
7. And the Lord ordained a worm against the spring of the morrow morning which smote the wild vine that it withered away.
8. And as soon as the son was up, God prepared a fervent east wind: so that the son beat over the head of Jonas, that he fainted again and wished unto his soul that he might die, and said, it is better for me to die than to live.
9. And God said unto Jonas, art thou so angry for thy wild vine? And he said, I am angry a good, even on to the death.
10. And the LORD said, thou hast compassion on a wild vine, whereon thou bestowedest no labour nor(ner) madest it grow, which sprang up in one night and perished in a nother:
11. and should not I have compassion on Nineve that great city, wherein there is a multitude of people, even above an hundred thousand that know not their right hand from the left, besides much cattle? [The end of the prophecy of Ionas.]

Psalms 144:1-8
1. Of David. Blessed be the LORD my refuge, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
2. My hope and my castle, my defense and my deliverer, my shield in whom I trust, which governeth the people that is under me.
3. LORD, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? Or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?
4. Man is like a thing of naught, his time passeth away like a shadow.
5. Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down, touch the mountains, that they may smoke withal.
6. Send forth the lightning, and scatter them, shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.
7. Send down thine hand from above, deliver me, and take me out of the greatwaters, from the hand of strange children.
8. Whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsity.(falsede)

Proverbs 30:6-9
6. Put thou nothing therefore unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found as a liar.
7. Two things I require of thee, that thou will not deny me before I die.
8. Remove from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches, only grant me a necessary living.
9. Lest I be so full, I deny thee, and say: What fellow is the LORD? And lest I being constrained thorow poverty, fall unto stealing, and foreswear the name of my God.

Revelation 8:1-13
1. And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2. And I saw angels standing before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
3. And another angel came and stood before the altar having a golden censer, and much of odoures was given unto him, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar, which was before the seat.
4. And the smoke of the odoures which came of the prayers of all saints ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
5. And the angel took the censer and filled it with fire of the altar and cast it into the earth, and voices were made, and thunderings, and lightnings, and earthquake.
6. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to blow.
7. The first angel blew, and there was made hail and fire, which were mingled with blood, and they were cast into the earth: and the third part (of the earth was set on fire, and the third part) of trees was burnt, and all green grass was brent.
8. And the second angel blew: and as it were a great mountain: burning with fire was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea turned to blood,
9. and the third part of the creatures which had life died, and the third part of ships were destroyed.
10. And the third angel blew, and there fell a great star from heaven burning as it were a lamp, and it fell into the third part of the rivers, and into fountains of waters,
11. and the name of the star is called wormwood. And the third part(third part of the waters) was turned to wormwood. A many men died of the waters because they were made bitter.
12. And the fourth angel blew, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of stars: so that the third part of them was darkened. And the day was smitten that the third part of it should not shine, and likewise the night.
13. And I beheld and heard an angel flying thorow the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe; Woe, to the inhabiters of the earth because of the voices to come of the trompe of the three angels which were yet to blow.