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September 22, 2019

First Lesson

Amos 8:4-7

Hear this, you who trample on the needy
    and bring the poor of the land to an end,
saying, “When will the new moon be over,
    that we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath,
    that we may offer wheat for sale,
that we may make the ephah small and the shekel[a] great
    and deal deceitfully with false balances,
that we may buy the poor for silver
    and the needy for a pair of sandals
    and sell the chaff of the wheat?”

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
“Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.


  1. Amos 8:5 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters; a shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams


Second Lesson

1 Timothy 2

Pray for All People

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man[a] Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.


  1. 1 Timothy 2:5 men and man render the same Greek word that is translated people in verses 1 and 4


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    Weekly Bible Readings


    September 2019

    Sept. 1
    Twelfth S. a. Pentecost
    First lesson: Prov. 25:2–10
    Psalm: Psalm 131
    Second Lesson: Heb. 13:1–17
    Gospel: Luke 14:1–14

    Sept. 8
    Thirteenth S. a. Pentecost
    First lesson: Deut. 30:15–20
    Psalm: Psalm 1
    Second Lesson: Philemon 1–21
    Gospel: Luke 14:25–35

    Sept. 15
    Fourteenth S. a. Pentecost
    First lesson: Ezek. 34:11–24
    Psalm: Psalm 119: 169–176
    Second Lesson: 1 Tim. 1:5–17
    Gospel: Matthew 28:18-20

    Sept. 22
    Fifteenth S. a. Pentecost
    First lesson: Amos 8:4–7
    Psalm: Psalm 113
    Second Lesson: 1 Tim. 2:1–15
    Gospel: Luke 16:1–15