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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First Reading: 2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18

5 Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and came to Sama’ria, and for three years he besieged it. 6 In the ninth year of Hoshe’a the king of Assyria captured Sama’ria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the ...

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First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6

1 Listen to me, O coastlands, and hearken, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. 2 He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished ...

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First Reading: 2 Chronicles 24:17-25

17 Now after the death of Jehoi’ada the princes of Judah came and did obeisance to the king; then the king hearkened to them. 18 And they forsook the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the Ashe’rim and the idols. And wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem ...

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