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thorns, or figs of thistles ? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. . Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven. .

The ninth Sunday after Trinity.

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think and do always such things as be rightful; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by. thee be enabled to live according to thy will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle.

I Cor. x. 1.

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that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the fea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud, and in the sea; and did alleat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same spiritual drink : (for they drank of that fpiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ.) But with many of them God was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not

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On the COLLECT for the ninth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord we beseech thee foto endue us with thy holy spirit, that we may regulate all our thoughts and actions in such a manner as may prove agreeable to thee; and as thy grace is the source from which all our good actions take their rise, we belcech thee to give us such a suficient mearere thercof, that we may be thereby enabled to acquit ourselves of those duties which it has been thy good pleasure to enjoin us ; and this we pray for the fake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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luft after evil things, as they also lofted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, , as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinkoth he standerh, take heed left he fall. There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the tempracion also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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The Gospel. St Luke xvi. 1. ESUS said unto his disciples, There was a certain rich

man who had a steward, and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayelt be no longer fteward. Then the steward said within himself, What Thall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewarciihip: I cannot dig, to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. So he called every one of his lords debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord ? And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and fit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou ? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely : for the children of this world are in their generation wiler than the children of light. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

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The tenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Colleet.
ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers

of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee. through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Epiftle. i Cor. xii. 1.
Oncerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have

you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus accurled; and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same Gout, who worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom ; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gilts of healing by the same Spirit ; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues ; to another the interpretation of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the self-fame Spirit, dividing to Every man severally as he will.

The Gospel. St Luke xix. 41. ND when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wepe over it, saying, If thou hadit known, even

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On the COLLECT for the tenth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee that thou would't let the cars of thy mercy te opened unto the prayers of thy servants, (P/al. xxxiv. 15.) and to the end that their prayers may prove acceptable in thy fight, alliit their devotions by the operation of thy holy spirit, that the things they pray for may be consistent with their duty, and fitting for them to alk; and this we beg for the sake of Jesus Christ cur Lord. Amen.

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thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto ihy peace ! but now they are hid from chine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within chee : and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that fold therein, and them that bought, saying unto them, It is written, My houle is the houle of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves, And he taught daily in the temple.

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The eleventh Sunday after Trinity.

The Colleet.
God, who declarest thy Almighty power most chiefly

in ihewing mercy and pity ; Mercifully grant unto us fuch a measure of thy grace, that we running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure, through Jesus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. i Cor. xv. 1. Rethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preach

ed unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye itand. By which also ye are faved, if ye keep in memory what I preachel unto you, unless ye have believed in vain, For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also re

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PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the eleventh Sunday after Trini'y. O God, whose omnipotence is made manifeA, not by uncontroulable a&tioas governed by an arbitrary will, but by benign and merciful dispenfations to thy creatures, we beseech thee, out of thy great mercy and goodness, to afford us such a portion of thy grace, that we may so run in our christian course, that we may obtain, (1 Cor. ix. 24.) and participate in those promises of a life to come, which thou hast made to us, and those treasures in hcaven, (Mzit. vi. 20.) which thou nast laid up for us; and this we pray for Jesus Christ's fake. Amen.

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ceived, how that Christ died for our fins according to the Scriptures ; and that he was buriedl; and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; and that he was feen of Cephis, then of the twelve. After that he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present ; but some are fallen alleep. After that he was seen of James; then of all the apostles ; and last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time : For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace, which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain but I laboured more abundantly chan they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me : Therefore whether it were l, or they, fo we preach, and so ye believed.

The Gospel. St Luke xviii. 9. ESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in

themselves, that they were righteous, and despised others : Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as ocher mén are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I pofiess. And the Publican ftanding afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, buc finote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a finner. I tell you, this man went down to his house juftined rather than the other : for every one that exal:eth himielf, snall be abafod; and he that humblech hinilelf, shall be exalted.

The twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

Tbe Colleet.
Lmighty and everlasting God, who art always more

ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deferve ; Pour down upon uş che abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things where

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