Weekly Scripture Readings

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SCRIPTURE READING
 

Psalm 148


148 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from heaven!  Praise God on the heights!
Praise God, all of you who are his messengers!  Praise God, all of you who comprise his heavenly forces!  Sun and moon, praise God!
    All of you bright stars, praise God!  You highest heaven, praise God!  Do the same, you waters that are above the sky!
Let all of these praise the Lord’s name because God gave the command and they were created!  God set them in place always and forever.  God made a law that will not be broken.
Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all you ocean depths! 
Do the same, fire and hail, snow and smoke, stormy wind that does what God says!
Do the same, you mountains, every single hill, fruit trees, and every single cedar!  10 Do the same, you animals—wild or tame—
    you creatures that creep along and you birds that fly!
11 Do the same, you kings of the earth and every single person,
    you princes and every single ruler on earth!
12 Do the same, you young men—young women too!—
    you who are old together with you who are young!
13 Let all of these praise the Lord’s name because only God’s name is high over all.  Only God’s majesty is over earth and heaven.
14 God raised the strength of his people, the praise of all his faithful ones - that’s the Israelites, the people who are close to him.
Praise the Lord!

 

GOSPEL READING

John 13:31-35

 

Love commandment

 
31 When Judas was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Human One  has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify the Human One in himself and will glorify him immediately. 33 Little children, I’m with you for a little while longer. You will look for me—but, just as I told the Jewish leaders, I also tell you now—‘Where I’m going, you can’t come.’
34 “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.”