3-Year Series A – Time of Epiphany
First Sunday after the Epiphany
January 8, 2023
|First (Old Testament) Reading||Isaiah 42:1–9|
Isaiah 42:1–9 | BHS
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
2 He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
3 a bruised reed he will not break,
and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 He will not grow faint or be discouraged
till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law.
5 Thus says God, Yahweh,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people on it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
6 “I am Yahweh; I have called you in righteousness;
I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people,
a light for the nations,
7 to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.
8 I am Yahweh; that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to carved idols.
9 Behold, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth
I tell you of them.”
Psalm 29 | BHS
A PSALM OF DAVID.
1 Ascribe to Yahweh, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due his name;
worship Yahweh in the splendor of holiness.
3 The voice of Yahweh is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
Yahweh, over many waters.
4 The voice of Yahweh is powerful;
the voice of Yahweh is full of majesty.
5 The voice of Yahweh breaks the cedars;
Yahweh breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of Yahweh flashes forth flames of fire.
8 The voice of Yahweh shakes the wilderness;
Yahweh shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of Yahweh makes the deer give birth
and strips the forests bare,
and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
10 Yahweh sits enthroned over the flood;
Yahweh sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May Yahweh give strength to his people!
May Yahweh bless his people with peace!
Romans 6:1–11 | NA28
1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?
2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
7 For one who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.
10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.
11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 3:13–17 | NA28
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.
16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;
17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
English text is based on The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Adapted from Literal Word ESV.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) and Nestle-Aland (NA28) texts are via Deutsche Bibel Gesellschaft at www.academic-bible.com
The term The LORD has been replaced with Yahweh. Click here for an explanation why.
Example: The LORD of Hosts is rendered as Yahweh of Armies.