First Reading: Acts 12:1-11

1 About that time Herod the king laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. 2 He killed James the brother of John with the sword; 3 and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. 4 And ...

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First Option – First Reading: 2 Kings 24:8-17

8 Jehoi’achin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Nehush’ta the daughter of Elna’than of Jerusalem. 9 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done. 10 At that time ...

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First Reading: 2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3

8 And Hilki’ah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD.” And Hilki’ah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. 9 And Shaphan the secretary came to the king, and reported to the king, “Your servants ...

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First Reading: 2 Kings 19:9-11, 14-21, 31-36

9 And when the king heard concerning Tirha’kah king of Ethiopia, “Behold, he has set out to fight against you,” he sent messengers again to Hezeki’ah, saying, 10 “Thus shall you speak to Hezeki’ah king of Judah: `Do not let your God on whom you rely deceive you by promising that Jerusalem ...

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