Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival.
This is the word of the Lord. Zephaniah 3. 14-18a
|R||Sing aloud, O daughter Zion,|
[rejoice and exult, O daughter Jerusalem!]
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house,
your children like olive shoots round about your table.
Whoever fears the Lord
shall thus indeed be blessed. R
The Lord bless you from Zion,
and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children's children;
may peace be upon Israel. R Psalm 128
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.
This is the word of the Lord. Romans 8. 28-30Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Jesus said to his disciples, "Blessèd are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it."
This is the gospel of Christ. Matthew 13. 16-17