Second Letter to Timothy 4:9-17b.
Try to join me
for Demas, enamored of the present world,
deserted me and went to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
Luke is the only one with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he
is helpful to me in the ministry.
I have sent Tychicus
When you come, bring the cloak I left with
Carpus in Troas, the papyrus rolls, and especially the parchments.
Alexander the coppersmith did me a great deal of harm; the Lord will
repay him according to his deeds.
You too be on guard
against him, for he has strongly resisted our preaching.
At my first defense no one appeared on my behalf, but everyone deserted me. May it not be
held against them!
But the Lord stood by me and gave me
strength, so that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it.
And I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
All your works give you thanks, O LORD and your faithful bless
They speak of the glory of your reign and tell of
your great works,
Making known to all your power, the
glorious splendor of your rule.
Your reign is a reign
for all ages, your dominion for all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in every word, and faithful
in every work.
Your reign is a reign for all ages, your dominion for all generations. The LORD is
trustworthy in every word, and faithful in every work.
You, LORD, are just in all your ways, faithful in all your works.
You, LORD, are near to all who call upon you, to all who call upon you
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10:1-9.
seventy-two other disciples whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended
He said to them, "The harvest is abundant but
the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his
Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like
lambs among wolves.
Carry no money bag, no sack, no
sandals; and greet no one along the way.
Into whatever house
you enter, first say, 'Peace to this household.'
peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to
Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered
to you, for the laborer deserves his payment. Do not move about from one house to
Whatever town you enter and they welcome you,
eat what is set before you,
cure the sick in it and say
to them, 'The kingdom of God is at hand for you.'