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New Testament verses left out of the Eastern Orthodox Lectionary
The four Gospels
Gospel according to Matthew
 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.
 And his fame went throughout all Syria, and
they presented to him all sick people that were taken with divers
diseases and torments, and such as were possessed by devils, and
lunatics, and those that had palsy, and he cured them:
Gospel according to Mark
 But he being gone out, began to publish and to blaze abroad the word: so that he could not openly go into the city, but was without in desert places: and they flocked to him from all sides.
 And when Jesus had passed again in the ship over the strait, a great multitude assembled together unto him, and he was nigh unto the sea.
 And they came to Capharnaum. And when they were in the house, he asked them: What did you treat of in the way?
 And when evening was now come, (because it was the Parasceve, that is, the day before the sabbath,)
Gospel according to Luke
 And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb.
 And they were filled with madness; and they talked one with another, what they might do to Jesus.
 And when a very great multitude was gathered together, and hastened out of the cities unto him, he spoke by a similitude.
 And Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou speak this parable to us, or likewise to all?
 And behold, they are last that shall be first; and they are first that shall be last.
 And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
 And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint,
 And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, he spoke also this parable:
 As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested.
Gospel according to John
 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for God doth not give the Spirit by measure.  The Father loveth the Son: and he hath given all things into his hand.  He that believeth in the Son, hath life everlasting; but he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
 When Jesus therefore understood that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus maketh more disciples, and baptizeth more than John,  (Though Jesus himself did not baptize, but his disciples,)  He left Judea, and went again into Galilee.  And he was of necessity to pass through Samaria.
 Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these
things on the sabbath.
6:3-4, 34, 45-47, 55, 70-71 (the last verse of the chapter, in the versions I have)
 Jesus therefore went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.  Now the pasch, the festival day of the Jews, was near at hand.
 They said therefore unto him: Lord, give us always this bread.
 It is written in the prophets: And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard of the Father, and hath learned, cometh to me.  Not that any man hath seen the Father; but he who is of God, he hath seen the Father.  Amen, amen I say unto you: He that believeth in me, hath everlasting life.
 But of the people many believed in him, and said: When the Christ cometh, shall he do more miracles, than these which this man doth?  The Pharisees heard the people murmuring these things concerning him: and the rulers and Pharisees sent ministers to apprehend him.  Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while I am with you: and then I go to him that sent me.  You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither you cannot come.  The Jews therefore said among themselves: Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?  What is this saying that he hath said: You shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, you cannot come?
 And every man returned to his own house.
 And Jesus went unto mount Olivet.  And early in the morning
he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him, and
sitting down he taught them.  And the scribes and the Pharisees
bring unto him a woman taken in adultery: and they set her in the
midst,  And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in
adultery.  Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one.
But what sayest thou?  And this they said tempting him, that they
might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, wrote with his finger
on the ground.  When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted
up himself, and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him
first cast a stone at her.  And again stooping down, he wrote on the
ground.  But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at
the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the
midst.  Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where
are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee?  Who said:
No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now
sin no more.
 They sought therefore to take him; and he escaped out of their
hands.  And he went again beyond the Jordan, into that place where
John was baptizing first; and there he abode.  And many resorted to
him, and they said: John indeed did no sign.  But all things
whatsoever John said of this man, were true. And many believed in him.
 But some of them went to the Pharisees, and told them the
things that Jesus had done.
 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen. But that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eateth bread with me, shall lift up his heel against me.  At present I tell you, before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe that I am he.  Amen, amen I say to you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.  When Jesus had said these things, he was troubled in spirit; and he testified, and said: Amen, amen I say to you, one of you shall betray me.  The disciples therefore looked one upon another, doubting of whom he spoke.  Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.  Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, and said to him: Who is it of whom he speaketh?  He therefore, leaning on the breast of Jesus, saith to him: Lord, who is it?  Jesus answered: He it is to whom I shall reach bread dipped. And when he had dipped the bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.  And after the morsel, Satan entered into him. And Jesus said to him: That which thou dost, do quickly.  Now no man at the table knew to what purpose he said this unto him.  For some thought, because Judas had the purse, that Jesus had said to him: Buy those things which we have need of for the festival day: or that he should give something to the poor.  He therefore having received the morsel, went out immediately. And it was night.
 In this is my Father glorified; that you bring forth very much fruit, and become my disciples.  As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father's commandments, and do abide in his love.  These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be filled.  This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.  Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you.  I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you.  You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Acts of the Apostles
 And he indeed hath possessed a field of the reward of iniquity, and being hanged, burst asunder in the midst: and all his bowels gushed out.  And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: so that the same field was called in their tongue, Haceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.  For it is written in the book of Psalms: Let their habitation become desolate, and let there be none to dwell therein. And his bishopric let another take.
2:13, 37, 44-47
 But others mocking, said: These men are full of new wine.
 Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart, and said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren?
 And all they that believed, were together, and had all things common.  Their possessions and goods they sold, and divided them to all, according as every one had need.  And continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they took their meat with gladness and simplicity of heart;  Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord increased daily together such as should be saved.
 And all the people saw him walking and praising God.  And they knew him, that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to him.
 And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers.  But those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
 This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner.  Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved.
 And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul: neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed, was his own; but all things were common unto them.  And with great power did the apostles give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord; and great grace was in them all.  For neither was there any one needy among them. For as many as were owners of lands or houses, sold them, and brought the price of the things they sold,  And laid it down before the feet of the apostles. And distribution was made to every one, according as he had need.  And Joseph, who, by the apostles, was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, by interpretation, The son of consolation,) a Levite, a Cyprian born,  Having land, sold it, and brought the price, and laid it at the feet of the apostles.
 But one in the council rising up, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, respected by all the people, commanded the men to be put forth a little while.  And he said to them: Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do, as touching these men.  For before these days rose up Theodas, affirming himself to be somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all that believed him were scattered, and brought to nothing.  After this man, rose up Judas of Galilee, in the days of the enrolling, and drew away the people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as consented to him, were dispersed.  And now, therefore, I say to you, refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this council or this work be of men, it will come to nought;  But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God. And they consented to him.  And calling in the apostles, after they had scourged them, they charged them that they should not speak at all in the name of Jesus; and they dismissed them.  And they indeed went from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were accounted worthy to suffer reproach for the name of Jesus.  And every day they ceased not in the temple, and from house to house, to teach and preach Christ Jesus.
 And God said to him: That his seed should
sojourn in a strange country, and that they should bring them under
bondage, and treat them evil four hundred years.  And the nation
which they shall serve will I judge, said the Lord; and after these
things they shall go out, and shall serve me in this place.  And he
gave him the covenant of circumcision, and so he begot Isaac, and
circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begot Jacob; and Jacob the
 And the patriarchs, through envy, sold
into Egypt; and God was with him,  And delivered him out of all his
tribulations: and he gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharao,
the king of Egypt; and he appointed him governor over Egypt, and over
all his house.  Now there came a famine upon all Egypt and Chanaan,
and great tribulation; and our fathers found no food.  But when
Jacob had heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent our fathers
first:  And at the second time, Joseph was known by his brethren,
and his kindred was made known to Pharao.  And Joseph sending,
called thither Jacob, his father, and all his kindred, seventy-five
souls.  So Jacob went down into Egypt; and he died, and our
fathers.  And they were translated into Sichem, and were laid in
the sepulchre, that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of
Hemor, the son of Sichem.
 And when the time of the promise drew
near, which God had promised to Abraham, the people increased, and were
multiplied in Egypt,  Till another king arose in Egypt, who knew
not Joseph.  This same dealing craftily with our race, afflicted
our fathers, that they should expose their children, to the end they
might not be kept alive.  At the same time was Moses born, and he
was acceptable to God: who was nourished three months in his father's
house.  And when he was exposed, Pharao's daughter took him up, and
nourished him for her own son.  And Moses was instructed in all the
wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and in his
 And when he was full forty years old, it
came into his
heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel.  And when he
had seen one of them suffer wrong, he defended him; and striking the
Egyptian, he avenged him who suffered the injury.  And he thought
that his brethren understood that God by his hand would save them; but
they understood it not.  And the day following, he shewed himself
to them when they were at strife; and would have reconciled them in
peace, saying: Men, ye are brethren; why hurt you one another?  But
he that did the injury to his neighbour thrust him away, saying: Who
hath appointed thee prince and judge over us?  What, wilt thou kill
me, as thou didst yesterday kill the Egyptian?  And Moses fled upon
this word, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begot two
 And when forty years were expired, there
appeared to him in
the desert of mount Sina, an angel in a flame of fire in a bush. 
And Moses seeing it, wondered at the sight. And as he drew near to view
it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying:  I am the God of
thy fathers; the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of
Jacob. And Moses being terrified, durst not behold.  And the Lord
said to him: Loose the shoes from thy feet, for the place wherein thou
standest, is holy ground.  Seeing I have seen the affliction of my
people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come
down to deliver them. And now come, and I will send thee into Egypt.
 This Moses, whom they refused, saying: Who
hath appointed thee
prince and judge? him God sent to be prince and redeemer by the hand of
the angel who appeared to him in the bush.  He brought them out,
doing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and
in the desert forty years.  This is that Moses who said to the
children of Israel: A prophet shall God raise up to you of your own
brethren, as myself: him shall you hear.  This is he that was in
the church in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on mount
Sina, and with our fathers; who received the words of life to give unto
us.  Whom our fathers would not obey; but thrust him away, and in
their hearts turned back into Egypt,  Saying to Aaron: Make us gods
to go before us. For as for this Moses, who brought us out of the land
of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.  And they made a calf
in those days, and offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the
works of their own hands.  And God turned, and gave them up to
serve the host of heaven, as it is written in the books of the
prophets: Did you offer victims and sacrifices to me for forty years,
in the desert, O house of Israel?  And you took unto you the
tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Rempham, figures which
you made to adore them. And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
 The tabernacle of the testimony was with our fathers in the desert, as God ordained for them, speaking to Moses, that he should make it according to the form which he had seen.  Which also our fathers receiving, brought in with Jesus, into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David.  Who found grace before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
 And at that time there was raised a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all dispersed through the countries of Judea, and Samaria, except the apostles.  And devout men took order for Stephen's funeral, and made great mourning over him.  But Saul made havock of the church, entering in from house to house, and dragging away men and women, committed them to prison.  They therefore that were dispersed, went about preaching the word of God.
 And it came to pass, that he abode many days in Joppe, with one Simon a tanner.
 Now, whilst Peter was doubting within himself, what the vision that he had seen should mean, behold the men who were sent from Cornelius, inquiring for Simon's house, stood at the gate.  And when they had called, they asked, if Simon, who is surnamed Peter, were lodged there.  And as Peter was thinking of the vision, the Spirit said to him: Behold three men seek thee.  Arise, therefore, get thee down and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.
 And behold, immediately there were three men come to the house wherein I was, sent to me from Caesarea.  And the Spirit said to me, that I should go with them, nothing doubting. And these six brethren went with me also: and we entered into the man's house.  And he told us how he had seen an angel in his house, standing, and saying to him: Send to Joppe, and call hither Simon, who is surnamed Peter,  Who shall speak to thee words, whereby thou shalt be saved, and all thy house.  And when I had begun to speak, the Holy Ghost fell upon them, as upon us also in the beginning.
 And in these days there came prophets from Jerusalem to Antioch:  And one of them named Agabus, rising up, signified by the Spirit, that there should be a great famine over the whole world, which came to pass under Claudius.
 Now when day was come, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.  And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not; having examined the keepers, he commanded they should be put to death; and going down from Judea to Caesarea, he abode there.  And he was angry with the Tyrians and the Sidonians. But they with one accord came to him, and having gained Blastus, who was the king's chamberlain, they desired peace, because their countries were nourished by him.  And upon a day appointed, Herod being arrayed in kingly apparel, sat in the judgment seat, and made an oration to them.  And the people made acclamation, saying: It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.  And forthwith an angel of the Lord struck him, because he had not given the honour to God: and being eaten up by worms, he gave up the ghost.  But the word of the Lord increased and multiplied.
14:19, 28 (Take note of the following. The D-R Bible does not have verse 28. The Spanish version does have a verse 28 which is the one identified as verse 27 in the D-R Bible. Verse 19 of the D-R Bible is identified differently in the Spanish version. Then I am not sure which was the 19th text/verse that was omitted. Maybe the Orthodox Bible is numbered in the same way as the Spanish Bible. I am going to identify the verses in question in the Spanish version (red color), so it could be compared with the Orthodox Bible).
 Now there came thither certain Jews from Antioch, and Iconium: and persuading the multitude, and stoning Paul, drew him out of the city, thinking him to be dead.  But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up and entered into the city, and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
 And they abode no small time with the disciples.
 Pero sus discípulos se juntaron en torno a él, y se levantó. Entró en la ciudad, y al día siguiente marchó con Bernabé para Derbe.
 Permanecieron allí bastante tiempo con los discípulos.
 And some coming down from Judea, taught the brethren: That except you be circumcised after the manner of Moses, you cannot be saved.  And when Paul and Barnabas had no small contest with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of the other side, should go up to the apostles and priests to Jerusalem about this question.  They therefore being brought on their way by the church, passed through Phenice, and Samaria, relating the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren.  And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church, and by the apostles and ancients, declaring how great things God had done with them.
 And he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold,
there was a certain disciple there named Timothy, the son of a Jewish
woman that believed; but his father was a Gentile.  To this man the
brethren that were in Lystra and Iconium, gave a good testimony. 
Him Paul would have to go along with him: and taking him he circumcised
him, because of the Jews who were in those places. For they all knew
that his father was a Gentile.  And as they passed through the
cities, they delivered unto them the decrees for to keep, that were
decreed by the apostles and ancients who were at Jerusalem.  And the
churches were confirmed in faith, and increased in number daily.
And when they had passed through Phrygia, and the country of Galatia,
they were forbidden by the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia. 
And when they were come into Mysia, they attempted to go into Bythynia,
and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not.  And when they had passed
through Mysia, they went down to Troas.  And a vision was shewed to
Paul in the night, which was a man of Macedonia standing and beseeching
him, and saying: Pass over into Macedonia, and help us.  And as
soon as he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into
Macedonia, being assured that God had called us to preach the gospel to
 And sailing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the day following to Neapolis;  And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were in this city some days conferring together.  And upon the sabbath day, we went forth without the gate by a river side, where it seemed that there was prayer; and sitting down, we spoke to the women that were assembled.  And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, did hear: whose heart the Lord opened to attend to those things which were said by Paul.  And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying: If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
 And when the day was come, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.  And the keeper of the prison told these words to Paul: The magistrates have sent to let you go; now therefore depart, and go in peace.  But Paul said to them: They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men that are Romans, and have cast us into prison: and now do they thrust us out privately? Not so; but let them come,  And let us out themselves. And the serjeants told these words to the magistrates. And they were afraid, hearing that they were Romans.  And coming, they besought them; and bringing them out, they desired them to depart out of the city.  And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia; and having seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
 Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry.  He disputed, therefore, in the synagogue with the Jews, and with them that served God, and in the marketplace, every day with them that were there.  And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him; and some said: What is it, that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods; because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.
 Being therefore the offspring of God, we must not suppose the divinity to be like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the graving of art, and device of man.  And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men, that all should everywhere do penance.  Because he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in equity, by the man whom he hath appointed; giving faith to all, by raising him up from the dead.  And when they had heard of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked, but others said: We will hear thee again concerning this matter.  So Paul went out from among them.  But certain men adhering to him, did believe; among whom was also Dionysius, the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
 After these things, departing from Athens,
he came to Corinth.  And finding a certain Jew, named Aquila, born
in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with Priscilla his wife, (because
that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome,) he came to
them.  And because he was of the same trade, he remained with them,
and wrought; (now they were tentmakers by trade.)  And he reasoned
in the synagogue every sabbath, bringing in the name of the Lord Jesus;
and he persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
 And when Silas and
Timothy were come from Macedonia, Paul was earnest in preaching,
testifying to the Jews, that Jesus is the Christ.  But they
gainsaying and blaspheming, he shook his garments, and said to them:
Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will
go unto the Gentiles.  And departing thence, he entered into the
house of a certain man, named Titus Justus, one that worshipped God,
whose house was adjoining to the synagogue.  And Crispus, the ruler
of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, with all his house; and many of
the Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptized.  And the Lord
said to Paul in the night, by a vision: Do not fear, but speak; and
hold not thy peace,  Because I am with thee: and no man shall set
upon thee, to hurt thee; for I have much people in this city.  And
he stayed there a year and six months, teaching among them the word of
 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,
the Jews with one
accord rose up against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, 
Saying: This man persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.
 And when Paul was beginning to open his mouth, Gallio said to the
Jews: If it were some matter of injustice, or an heinous deed, O Jews,
I should with reason bear with you.  But if they be questions of
word and names, and of your law, look you to it: I will not be judge of
such things.  And he drove them from the judgment seat.  And
all laying hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, beat him
before the judgment seat; and Gallio cared for none of those things.
 But Paul, when he had stayed yet many days, taking his leave of the brethren, sailed thence into Syria (and with him Priscilla and Aquila), having shorn his head in Cenchrae: for he had a vow.  And he came to Ephesus, and left them there. But he himself entering into the synagogue, disputed with the Jews.  And when they desired him, that he would tarry a longer time, he consented not;  But taking his leave, and saying: I will return to you again, God willing, he departed from Ephesus.
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver
temples for Diana, brought no small gain to the craftsmen;  Whom he
calling together, with the workmen of like occupation, said: Sirs, you
know that our gain is by this trade;  And you see and hear, that
this Paul by persuasion hath drawn away a great multitude, not only of
Ephesus, but almost of all Asia, saying: They are not gods which are
made by hands.  So that not only this our craft is in danger to be
set at nought, but also the temple of great Diana shall be reputed for
nothing; yea, and her majesty shall begin to be destroyed, whom all
Asia and the world worshippeth.
 Having heard these things, they were full of anger, and cried out, saying: Great is Diana of the Ephesians.  And the whole city was filled with confusion; and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.  And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.  And some also of the rulers of Asia, who were his friends, sent unto him, desiring that he would not venture himself into the theatre.  Now some cried one thing, some another. For the assembly was confused, and the greater part knew not for what cause they were come together.  And they drew forth Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews thrusting him forward. And Alexander beckoning with his hand for silence, would have given the people satisfaction.  But as soon as they perceived him to be a Jew, all with one voice, for the space of about two hours, cried out: Great is Diana of the Ephesians.  And when the town clerk had appeased the multitudes, he said: Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great Diana, and of Jupiter's offspring.  For as much therefore as these things cannot be contradicted, you ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.  For you have brought hither these men, who are neither guilty of sacrilege, nor of blasphemy against your goddess.  But if Demetrius and the craftsmen that are with him, have a matter against any man, the courts of justice are open, and there are proconsuls: let them accuse one another.  And if you inquire after any other matter, it may be decided in a lawful assembly.  For we are even in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no man guilty (of whom we may give account) of this concourse. And when he had said these things, he dismissed the assembly.
20:1-6, 13-15, 19-27, 37-38
 And after the tumult was ceased, Paul calling to him the disciples, and exhorting them, took his leave, and set forward to go into Macedonia.  And when he had gone over those parts, and had exhorted them with many words, he came into Greece;  Where, when he had spent three months, the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria; so he took a resolution to return through Macedonia.  And there accompanied him Sopater the son of Pyrrhus, of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus, and Secundus, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.  These going before, stayed for us at Troas.  But we sailed from Philippi after the days of the Azymes, and came to them to Troas in five days, where we abode seven days.
 But we, going aboard the ship, sailed to Assos, being there to take in Paul; for so he had appointed, himself purposing to travel by land.  And when he had met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.  And sailing thence, the day following we came over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos; and the day following we came to Miletus.
 Serving the Lord with all humility, and
with tears, and temptations which befell me by the conspiracies of the
Jews;  How I have kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but
have preached it to you, and taught you publicly, and from house to
house,  Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God,
and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.  And now, behold, being bound
in the spirit, I go to Jerusalem: not knowing the things which shall
befall me there:  Save that the Holy Ghost in every city witnesseth
to me, saying: That bands and afflictions wait for me at Jerusalem.
 But I fear none of these things, neither do I count my life more
precious than myself, so that I may consummate my course and the
ministry of the word which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify
the gospel of the grace of God.
 And now behold, I know that all you, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.  Wherefore I take you to witness this day, that I am clear from the blood of all men;  For I have not spared to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
 And there was much weeping among them all; and falling on the neck of Paul, they kissed him,  Being grieved most of all for the word which he had said, that they should see his face no more. And they brought him on his way to the ship.
21:1-7, 15-25, 33-40
 And when it came to pass that, being parted
from them, we set sail, we came with a straight course to Coos, and the
day following to Rhodes, and from thence to Patara.  And when we had
found a ship sailing over to Phenice, we went aboard, and set forth.
 And when we had discovered Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we
sailed into Syria, and came to Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade
her burden.  And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who
said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
 And the days being expired, departing we went forward, they all
bringing us on our way, with their wives and children, till we were out
of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and we prayed.  And
when we had bid one another farewell, we took ship; and they returned
 But we having finished the voyage by sea, from Tyre came down to Ptolemais: and saluting the brethren, we abode one day with them.
 And after those days, being prepared, we
went up to Jerusalem.  And there went also with us some of the
disciples from Caesarea, bringing with them one Mnason a Cyprian, an
old disciple, with whom we should lodge.
 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.  And the day following, Paul went in with us unto James; and all the ancients were assembled.  Whom when he had saluted, he related particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.  But they hearing it, glorified God, and said to him: Thou seest, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews that have believed: and they are all zealous for the law.  Now they have heard of thee that thou teachest those Jews, who are among the Gentiles, to depart from Moses: saying, that they ought not to circumcise their children, nor walk according to the custom.  What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.  Do therefore this that we say to thee. We have four men, who have a vow on them.  Take these, and sanctify thyself with them: and bestow on them, that they may shave their heads: and all will know that the things which they have heard of thee, are false; but that thou thyself also walkest keeping the law.  But as touching the Gentiles that believe, we have written, decreeing that they should only refrain themselves from that which has been offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangles, and from fornication.
 Then the tribune coming near, took him, and
commanded him to be bound with two chains: and demanded who he was, and
what he had done.  And some cried one thing, some another, among
the multitude. And when he could not know the certainty for the tumult,
he commanded him to be carried into the castle.  And when he was
come to the stairs, it fell out that he was carried by the soldiers,
because of the violence of the people.  For the multitude of the
people followed after, crying: Away with him.
 And as Paul was about to be brought into the castle, he saith to the tribune: May I speak something to thee? Who said: Canst thou speak Greek?  Art not thou that Egyptian who before these days didst raise a tumult, and didst lead forth into the desert four thousand men that were murderers?  But Paul said to him: I am a Jew of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city. And I beseech thee, suffer me to speak to the people.  And when he had given him leave, Paul standing on the stairs, beckoned with his hand to the people. And a great silence being made, he spoke unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying:
 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye the
account which I now give unto you.  (And when they heard that he
spoke to them in the Hebrew tongue, they kept the more silence.) 
And he saith: I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in
this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the truth of
the law of the fathers, zealous for the law, as also all you are this
day:  Who persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering
into prisons both men and women.  As the high priest doth bear me
witness, and all the ancients: from whom also receiving letters to the
brethren, I went to Damascus, that I might bring them bound from thence
to Jerusalem to be punished.
 And it came to pass, as I was going,
and drawing nigh to Damascus at midday, that suddenly from heaven there
shone round about me a great light:  And falling on the ground, I
heard a voice saying to me: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 
And I answered: Who art thou, Lord? And he said to me: I am Jesus of
Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.  And they that were with me, saw
indeed the light, but they heard not the voice of him
that spoke with me.  And I said: What shall I do, Lord? And the
Lord said to me: Arise, and go to Damascus; and there it shall be told
thee of all things that thou must do.  And whereas I did not see
for the brightness of that light, being led by the hand by my
companions, I came to Damascus.
 And one Ananias, a man according
to the law, having testimony of all the Jews who dwelt there, 
Coming to me, and standing by me, said to me: Brother Saul, look up.
And I the same hour looked upon him.  But he said: The God of our
fathers hath preordained thee that thou shouldst know his will, and see
the Just One, and shouldst hear the voice from his
mouth.  For thou shalt be his witness to all men, of those things
which thou hast seen and heard.  And now why tarriest thou? Rise
up, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, invoking his name.
And it came to pass, when I was come again to Jerusalem, and was
praying in the temple, that I was in a trance,  And saw him saying
unto me: Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem; because
they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.  And I said:
Lord, they know that I cast into prison, and beat in every synagogue,
them that believed in thee.  And when the blood of Stephen thy
witness was shed, I stood by and consented, and kept the garments of
them that killed him.  And he said to me: Go, for unto the Gentiles
afar off, will I send thee.
 And they heard him until this word,
and then lifted up their voice, saying: Away with such an one from the
earth; for it is not fit that he should live.  And as they cried
out and threw off their garments, and cast dust into the air,  The
tribune commanded him to be brought into the castle, and that he should
be scourged and tortured: to know for what cause they did so cry out
against him.  And when they had bound him with thongs, Paul saith
to the centurion that stood by him: Is it lawful for you to scourge a
man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?  Which the centurion hearing,
went to the tribune, and told him, saying: What art thou about to do?
For this man is a Roman citizen.  And the tribune coming, said to
him: Tell me, art thou a Roman? But he said: Yea.  And the tribune
answered: I obtained the being free of this city with a great sum. And
Paul said: But I was born so.  Immediately therefore they departed
from him that were about to torture him. The tribune also was afraid
after he understood that he was a Roman citizen, and because he had
 But on the next day, meaning to know more diligently for what cause he was accused by the Jews, he loosed him, and commanded the priests to come together, and all the council: and bringing forth Paul, he set him before them.
 And when day was come, some of the Jews
gathered together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying, that
they would neither eat, nor drink, till they killed Paul.  And they
were more than forty men that had made this conspiracy.  Who came
to the chief priests and the ancients, and said: We have bound
ourselves under a great curse that we will eat nothing till we have
slain Paul.  Now therefore do you with the council signify to the
tribune, that he bring him forth to you, as if you meant to know
something more certain touching him. And we, before he come near, are
ready to kill him.
 And after five days the high priest Ananias
came down, with some of the ancients, and one Tertullus an orator, who
went to the governor against Paul.  And Paul being called for,
Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: Whereas through thee we live in
much peace, and many things are rectified by thy providence,  We
accept it always and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all
thanksgiving.  But that I be no further tedious to thee, I desire
thee of thy clemency to hear us in few words.  We have found this to
be a pestilent man, and raising seditions among all the Jews throughout
the world, and author of the sedition of the sect of the Nazarenes. 
Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom, we having
apprehended, would also have judged according to our law.  But
Lysias the tribune coming upon us, with great violence took him away
out of our hands;  Commanding his accusers to come to thee: of whom
thou mayest thyself, by examination, have knowledge of all these
things, whereof we accuse him.
 And the Jews also added, and said
that these things were so.  Then Paul answered, (the governor
making a sign to him to speak:) Knowing that for many years thou hast
been judge over this nation, I will with good courage answer for
myself.  For thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve
days, since I went up to adore in Jerusalem:  And neither in the
temple did they find me disputing with any man, or causing any
concourse of the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
 Neither can they prove unto thee the things whereof they now
accuse me.  But this I confess to thee, that according to the way,
which they call a heresy, so do I serve the Father and my God,
believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets:
 Having hope in God, which these also themselves look for, that
there shall be a resurrection of the just and unjust.  And herein
do I endeavour to have always a conscience without offence toward God,
and towards men.  Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my
nation, and offerings, and vows.  In which I was found purified in
the temple: neither with multitude, nor with tumult.  But certain
Jews of Asia, who ought to be present before thee, and to accuse, if
they had any thing against me:  Or let these men themselves say, if
they found in me any iniquity, when standing before the council, 
Except it be for this one voice only that I cried, standing among them,
Concerning the resurrection of the dead am I judged this day by you.
 And Felix put them off, having most certain
knowledge of this way,
saying: When Lysias the tribune shall come down, I will hear you. 
And he commanded a centurion to keep him, and that he should be easy,
and that he should not prohibit any of his friends to minister unto
 And after some days, Felix, coming with Drusilla his wife, who was a Jew, sent for Paul, and heard of him the faith, that is in Christ Jesus.  And as he treated of justice, and chastity, and of the judgment to come, Felix being terrified, answered: For this time, go thy way: but when I have a convenient time, I will send for thee.  Hoping also withal, that money should be given him by Paul; for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him.  But when two years were ended, Felix had for successor Portius Festus. And Felix being willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
 Now when Festus was come into the province,
after three days, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.  And the
chief priests, and principal men of the Jews, went unto him against
Paul: and they besought him,  Requesting favour against him, that he
would command him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him
in the way.  But Festus answered: That Paul was kept in Caesarea,
and that he himself would very shortly depart thither.  Let them,
therefore, saith he, among you that are able, go down with me, and
accuse him, if there be any crime in the man.
 And having tarried among them no more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea, and the next day he sat in the judgment seat; and commanded Paul to be brought.  Who being brought, the Jews stood about him, who were come down from Jerusalem, objecting many and grievous causes, which they could not prove;  Paul making answer for himself: Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I offended in any thing.  But Festus, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, answering Paul, said: Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?  Then Paul said: I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged. To the Jews I have done no injury, as thou very well knowest.  For if I have injured them, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die. But if there be none of these things whereof they accuse me, no man may deliver me to them: I appeal to Caesar.  Then Festus having conferred with the council, answered: Hast thou appealed to Caesar? To Caesar shalt thou go.
 I therefore being in a doubt of this manner
of question, asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be
judged of these things.  But Paul appealing to be reserved unto the
hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept, till I might send him
to Caesar.  And Agrippa said to Festus: I would also hear the man,
myself. Tomorrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
 And on the next day, when Agrippa and Bernice were come with great pomp, and had entered into the hall of audience, with the tribunes, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment, Paul was brought forth.  And Festus saith: King Agrippa, and all ye men who are here present with us, you see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews dealt with me at Jerusalem, requesting and crying out that he ought not to live any longer.  Yet have I found nothing that he hath committed worthy of death. But forasmuch as he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.  Of whom I have nothing certain to write to my lord. For which cause I have brought him forth before you, and especially before thee, O king Agrippa, that examination being made, I may have what to write.  For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not to signify the things laid to his charge.
 And now for the hope of the promise that was
made by God to the fathers, do I stand subject to judgment:  Unto
which, our twelve tribes, serving night and day, hope to come. For
which hope, O king, I am accused by the Jews.  Why should it be
thought a thing incredible, that God should raise the dead?
 And I indeed did formerly think, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.  Which also I did at Jerusalem, and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority of the chief priests: and when they were put to death, I brought the sentence.  And oftentimes punishing them, in every synagogue, I compelled them to blaspheme: and being yet more mad against them, I persecuted them even unto foreign cities.
 For this cause the Jews, when I was in the
temple, having apprehended me, went about to kill me.  But being
aided by the help of God, I stand unto this day, witnessing both to
small and great, saying no other thing than those which the prophets,
and Moses did say should come to pass:  That Christ should suffer,
and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and
should shew light to the people, and to the Gentiles.
 As he spoke
these things, and made his answer, Festus said with a loud voice: Paul,
thou art beside thyself: much learning doth make thee mad.  And
Paul said: I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but I speak words of
truth and soberness.  For the king knoweth of these things, to whom
also I speak with confidence. For I am persuaded that none of these
things are hidden from him. For neither was any of these things done in
a corner.  Believest thou the prophets, O king Agrippa? I know that
thou believest.  And Agrippa said to Paul: In a little thou
persuadest me to become a Christian.  And Paul said: I would to
God, that both in a little and in much, not only thou, but also all
that hear me, this day, should become such as I also am, except these
 And the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them.  And when they were gone aside, they spoke among themselves, saying: This man hath done nothing worthy of death or of bands.  And Agrippa said to Festus: This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed to Caesar.
 For one judgeth between day and day: and another judgeth every day: let every man abound in his own sense.
1 Corinthians 2:3-5
 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.  And my speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in shewing of the Spirit and power;  That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
2 Corinthians 8:6
 Insomuch, that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so also he would finish among you this same grace.
2 Corinthians 13:14
(Take note of the following: The D-R Bible and the Spanish Bible have only 13 verses in 2 Corinthians, chapter 13. That 13th verse is the blessing at the end of the letter, as shown here).
 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the charity of God, and the communication of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen.
Galatians - No omissions
Ephesians – No omissionsPhilippians – No omissions
Colossians – No omissions
1 Thessalonians 4:18
2 Thessalonians – No omissions
1 Timothy 2:7
 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher and an apostle, (I say the truth, I lie not,) a doctor of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
2 Timothy 1:3-7
 I give thanks to God, whom I serve from my forefathers with a pure conscience, that without ceasing, I have a remembrance of thee in my prayers, night and day.  Desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy,  Calling to mind that faith which is in thee unfeigned, which also dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and in thy mother Eunice, and I am certain that in thee also.  For which cause I admonish thee, that thou stir up the grace of God which is in thee, by the imposition of my hands.  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of sobriety.
 It is a faithful saying: and these things I
will have thee affirm constantly: that they, who believe in God, may be
careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable
unto men.  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and
contentions, and strivings about the law. For they are unprofitable and
 A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid:  Knowing that he, that is such an one, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment.  When I shall send to thee Artemas or Tychicus, make haste to come unto me to Nicopolis. For there I have determined to winter.  Send forward Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollo, with care, that nothing be wanting to them.  And let our men also learn to excel in good works for necessary uses: that they be not unfruitful.  All that are with me salute thee: salute them that love us in the faith. The grace of God be with you all. Amen.
 Not now as a servant, but instead of a
servant, a most dear brother, especially to me: but how much more to
thee both in the flesh and in the Lord?  If therefore thou count me
a partner, receive him as myself.  And if he hath wronged thee in
any thing, or is in thy debt, put that to my account.  I Paul have
written it with my own hand: I will repay it: not to say to thee, that
thou owest me thy own self also.  Yea, brother. May I enjoy thee in
the Lord. Refresh my bowels in the Lord.  Trusting in thy
obedience, I have written to thee: knowing that thou wilt also do more
than I say.
 But withal prepare me also a lodging. For I hope that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.  There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus;  Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke my fellow labourers.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Hebrews 12:12-24, 27
 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang
down, and the feeble knees,  And make straight steps with your
feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be
 Follow peace with all men, and holiness:
without which no
man shall see God.  Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to
the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder,
and by it many be defiled.  Lest there be any fornicator, or
profane person, as Esau; who for one mess, sold his first birthright.
 For know ye that afterwards, when he desired to inherit the
benediction, he was rejected; for he found no place of
repentance, although with tears he had sought it.
 For you are not come to a mountain that might be touched, and a burning fire, and a whirlwind, and darkness, and storm,  And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which they that heard excused themselves, that the word might not be spoken to them:  For they did not endure that which was said: And if so much as a beast shall touch the mount, it shall be stoned.  And so terrible was that which was seen, Moses said: I am frighted, and tremble.  But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels,  And to the church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect,  And to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that of Abel.
 And in that he saith, Yet once more, he signifieth the translation of the moveable things as made, that those things may remain which are immoveable.
James – No omissions
1 Peter 1:20-25
 Foreknown indeed before the foundation of
the world, but manifested in the last times for you,  Who through
him are faithful in God, who raised him up from the dead, and hath
given him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.
 Purifying your souls in the obedience of charity, with a brotherly love, from a sincere heart love one another earnestly:  Being born again not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the word of God who liveth and remaineth for ever.  For all flesh is as grass; and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered, and the flower thereof is fallen away.  But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel hath been preached unto you.
1 Peter 5:6-14
 Be you humbled therefore under the mighty
hand of God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation: 
Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.  Be sober
and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth
about seeking whom he may devour.  Whom resist ye, strong in faith:
knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the
world.  But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his
eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will
himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you.  To him be
glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.
 By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly: beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand.  The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you: and so doth my son Mark.  Salute one another with a holy kiss. Grace be to all you, who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
2 Peter – No omissions
1 John 4:7-19
 Dearly beloved, let us love one another, for
charity is of God. And every one that loveth, is born of God, and
knoweth God.  He that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is
charity.  By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us,
because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may
live by him.  In this is charity: not as though we had loved God,
but because he hath first loved us, and sent his Son to be a
propitiation for our sins.  My dearest, if God hath so loved us; we
also ought to love one another.  No man hath seen God at any time.
If we love one another, God abideth in us, and his charity is perfected
 In this we know that we abide in him, and
he in us: because
he hath given us of his spirit.  And we have seen, and do testify,
that the Father hath sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world. 
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in
him, and he in God.
 And we have known, and have believed the charity, which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity, abideth in God, and God in him.  In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as he is, we also are in this world.  Fear is not in charity: but perfect charity casteth out fear, because fear hath pain. And he that feareth, is not perfected in charity.  Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us.
2 John – No omissions
3 John – No omissions
Jude – No omissions
Method used by preparer
Johanna Manley, ed., The Bible and the Holy Fathers for Orthodox, St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1984, pp. 1072-1087.
Byzantine Catholic Church in America, "Lectionary of the Byzantine Church,"