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May 21

2 Samuel 13:1-39
1. And it chanced that Absalom David's son had a fair sister named Thamar, whom afterward Amnon another son of David loved.
2. And this Amnon was so vexed that he fell sick for the love of his sister Thamar: for it thought him hard to come by his purpose of her, seeing she was yet a virgin.
3. But Amnon had a companion called Jonadab the son of Samah the brother of David: which Jonadab was a very wise man.
4. And he said unto him: how cometh it that thou being the king's son art thus consumed every morning? mayst thou not tell it me? And Amnon answered him: I love Thamar my brother Absalom's sister.
5. Then said Jonadab unto him: lie on thy bed and feign thyself sick. And when thy father is come to see thee, say unto him, let my sister Thamar come and give me meat and dress it in my sight, that I may see it and eat it of her hand.
6. And Amnon lay down and made himself sick. And when the king was come to see him Amnon said unto him: let Thamar my sister come and make me a couple of fritters in my sight, that I may eat of her hand.
7. And David sent home to Thamar saying: go to thy brother Amnon's house and dress him meat.
8. When Thamar came to her brother Amnon's house he lay. And she took flour and made paste and made fritters in his sight and did bake them,
9. and took a platter and poured them out before him. And Amnon would not eat, but commanded to have out all men from him. And they went all out from him.
10. Then said Amnon unto Thamar: bring the meat into the chamber that I may eat it of thine hand. And Thamar took the fritters which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother
11. and set them before him to eat. And he took her and said unto her, come lie with me my sister.
12. And she answered him: nay, my brother do not force me, for it ought not to be so in Israel, do not this folly.
13. For whither shall I go with my shame? And thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. But speak unto the king, and he shall not deny me unto thee.
14. How be it he would not hearken unto her voice but was too strong for her and forced her and lay with her.
15. And then Amnon hated her exceedingly: so that the hate wherewith he hated her was greater than the love with which he before loved her. And he said unto her: up and away.
16. Then she said unto him, this great cruelness that thou puttest me away passeth the other that thou didst unto me. Nevertheless he would not hear her,
17. but called his lad that waited upon him and said: put her out at the doors from me and bolt the door after her.
18. And she had a kirtle of divers colours upon her: for with such were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled, made strait unto them. Then his servant brought her out at the doors and locked the doors after her.
19. And Thamar put ashes on her head and rent her gay kirtle that was on her and put her hand on her head and so went, and as she went cried.
20. Then Absalom her brother said unto her: hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? Now then be still my sister: for he is thy brother. And let not this thing grieve thine heart. And so Thamar remained discomforted in her brother Absalom's house.
21. And king David heard of all these things and was very wroth.
22. And Absalom said unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad. How be it Absalom hated Amnon because he had forced his sister Thamar.
23. And it happened two year after that Absalom had a sheep shearing in Baal Hazor besides the tribe of Ephraim, and bade all the king's sons
24. and he came to the king and said: behold thy servant hath a sheep shearing, let the king and his servants come with thy servant.
25. And the king said unto Absalom: Oh nay my son let us not go every one of us that we be not chargeable unto thee. And Absalom lay sore upon him: how be it he would not go, but blessed him.
26. Then said Absalom: then let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king answered: what needeth it that he go with thee?
27. But Absalom made such instance that he let Amnon go with him, and all the king's children.
28. Then Absalom commanded his young men saying: mark when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I bid you smite Amnon then kill him: fear not, for it is I that bid you, be bold therefore and play the lusty bloods.
29. And the young men of Absalom served Amnon even as Absalom commanded them. And all the king's sons arose and took each man his Mule and fled.
30. And while they were yet in the way, tidings came to David that Absalom had slain all the king's sons, so that none was left alive.
31. Then the king arose and tare his garments and lay along on the earth: and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.
32. Then Jonadab the son of Samah David's brother answered and said: let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king's sons, save Amnon onely is dead. For that hath been ever in Absalom's mouth since he forced his sister Thamar.
33. Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing so grievously to think that all the king's sons were dead, when Amnon onely is dead.
34. But Absalom fled. And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes and looked about. And behold, there came much people by a way that was behind his back along by an hill's side.
35. Then said Jonadab unto the king: behold, the king's sons are come, and as thy servant said, so it is.
36. And as soon as he had left speaking: behold, the king's sons came and lifted up their voices and wept. And thereto the king and all his servants wept exceedingly.
37. But Absalom escaped and went to Tholmai the son of Amihud king of Gesur. And the king mourned for his son continually.
38. And so Absalom escaped and went to Gesur, and was there three years.
39. And by that time the king turned his mind from pursuing Absalom. For he had left mourning for the death of Amnon.

2 Samuel 14:1-33
1. When Joab the son of Zaruiah perceived that the king's heart was turned again to Absalom,
2. he sent to Thekoa, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her: feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on mourning apparel. And anoint not thyself with oil. But be as a woman that had long time mourned for the death of somebody.
3. And go to the king and speak of thus manner unto him. And so Joab taught her what she should say.
4. And when the wife of Thekoa was come to speak with the king, she fell on her face to the ground and did obeisance and said: help me O king.
5. And the king said unto her: what aileth thee? and she answered. I am a widow, and mine husband is dead.
6. And thy handmaid had two sons which fought together in the fields where was no man to go between them, and the one slew the other.
7. And behold, the whole kindred arose against thy handmaid and said: deliver us him that smote his brother: that we may kill him for the soul of his brother whom he slew, for he will destroy the heir also. And so they shall quench my sparkle which is left that he shall stir up neither name or issue upon the earth unto my husband.
8. And the king said unto the wife: go home to thine house, and I will give a charge for thee.
9. And the woman of Thekoa said unto the king: My lord king, the trespass be on me and on my father's house, and the king and his seat be guiltless.
10. And then said the king: if any man say ought unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall no more trouble thee.
11. Then said she: let the king remember his LORD God, that the next of the blood gather not on heaps together to destroy, and that they slay not my son. And he said: as sure as the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of thy son's head fall to the earth.
12. Then the woman said: let thine handmaid speak one word more unto my lord the king and he said: say on.
13. And the woman said: wherefore then hast thou determined on this same manner against the people of God? that the king should speak this thing and be faulty therein, so that the king should not fetch home again his banished.
14. For we must needs die and perish as water spilt on the ground which can not be gathered up again and God will not take away the life but find the means that the banished be not utterly expelled from him.
15. And now concerning that I am come to speak of this thing unto the king my lord in the presence of the people: thy handmaid thought: surely I will speak unto the king, peradventure the king will hear the request of his handmaid.
16. And the king shall hear his handmaid and deliver her out of the hand of the man that would have destroyed me and my son also out of the inheritance of God.
17. Then thine handmaid said: I pray God that the word of my lord the king may be immutable. For my lord the king is as an Angel of God, in hearing of good or bad: and therefore the LORD thy God be with thee.
18. Then the king answered and said unto the woman: hide not from me I pray thee: the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said: let my lord the king say on.
19. Then said the king: is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this matter? And the woman answered and said: as sure as thy soul liveth my lord king, it is neither on the right hand nor on the left that my Lord(Lorde) the king hath spoken. For thy servant Joab he bade me, and he put all these words even in the mouth of thine handmaid.
20. And the turning of my tale another way, that made thy servant Joab. And so I see that my lord is wise even as an Angel of God, to understand all things that are in the earth.
21. Then said the king to Joab: behold, I am content to do this thing. Go therefore fetch home the lad Absalom.
22. And Joab fell to the ground on his face and bowed himself and blessed the king and said: now thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in the sight of my lord the king in that he hath fulfilled the request of his servant.
23. And so Joab arose and went to Gesur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
24. Then said the king: let him turn to his own house, but see that he come not in my presence. And so Absalom went to his own house, but came not in the king's presence.
25. Moreover in all Israel there was not so goodly a man as Absalom, or so greatly praised, from the sole of his foot to the top of his head there was no blemish in him.
26. And when he shaved his head (for at every years' end he shaved it because it was heavy on him, and therefore he shaved it) the hair thereof weighed two hundredth sicles weight of the king's weight.
27. And this Absalom had three sons born him and one daughter named Thamar, which was a fair woman to look upon.
28. When Absalom had dwelt two year in Jerusalem without coming into the king's presence he sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king.
29. But he would not come to him. And he sent again, and for all that he would not come.
30. Then he said unto his servants: behold, Joab hath a parcel of land fast by mine, and hath barley therein. Go and set it on fire. And Absalom's servants went and set it on fire.
31. Then Joab arose and came to Absalom unto his house and said unto him: wherefore have thy servants burned my field with fire?
32. And Absalom said to Joab: behold, I sent for thee desiring thee to come, because I would have sent thee to the king, for to say: wherefore I am come from Gesur. It had been as good for me to have bidden there still. Now therefore let me come to the king's presence, or else if there be any trespass in me, kill me.
33. And Joab went to the king and told him. And he sent for Absalom: which when he was come, fell to the ground on his face before the king. And the king kissed him.

Psalms 66:1-7
1. To the chanter, a Psalm of David. O be joyful in God, all ye lands,
2. sing praises unto the honor of his name, make his praise to be glorious.
3. Say unto God: O how wonderful are thy works? thorow the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be confounded.
4. O that all the world would worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy name. Selah.
5. O come hither and behold the works of God, which is so wonderful in his doings among the children of men.
6. He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went thorow the water on foot: therefore will we rejoice in him.
7. He ruleth with his power for ever, his eyes behold the people: the runagates shall not be able to exalt themselves. Selah.

Proverbs 16:25-26
25. There is a way that men think to be right, but the end thereof leadeth unto death.
26. A troublous soul disquieteth herself, for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.

John 6:52-71
52. (And) The jews strove among themselves saying: How can this fellow give us his flesh to eat?
53. (Then) Jesus said unto them: Verily, verily I say unto you, except ye eat the flesh of the son of man, and drink his blood, ye shall not have life in you.
54. Whosoever eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, the same hath eternal(everlasting) life: And I will raise him up at the last day.
55. For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.
56. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me and I in him.
57. As my(the) living father hath sent me, even so live I by my father: and he that eateth me, shall live by me.
58. This is the bread which came from heaven: not as your fathers have eaten manna and are dead. He that eateth of this bread, shall live ever.
59. These things said he in the synagogue as he taught in Capernaum.
60. Many (therefore) of his disciples, when they had heard this, said: this is an hard saying; Who can abide the hearing of it?
61. Jesus knew(perceived) in himself, that his disciples murmured at it, and said unto them: Doth this offend you?
62. what and if ye shall see the son of man ascend up where he was before?
63. It is the spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I speak unto you are spirit and life.
64. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning, which they were that believed not. And who should betray him.
65. And he said: Therefore said I unto you: that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my father.
66. From that time many of his disciples went away from him,(back) and companied(walked) no more with him.
67. Then said Jesus to the twelve: will ye also go away?
68. (Then) Simon Peter answered him: Master to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal(everlasting) life;
69. And we have believed, and known, that thou art Christ the son of the living God.
70. Jesus answered them: Have not I chosen you twelve? And yet one of you is the devil?
71. He spake it of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon. For he it was that should betray him, and was one of the twelve.