November 11 (Daily Scripture)

Sts. Gabriel and Michael the Archangels, and all the heavenly host

Genesis 18:33-19:2
Job 38:4-7
Isaiah 6:1-7
Ezekiel 1:1-20
Hebrews 1:6-14
Matthew 18:10-14

Genesis 18:33-19:2
[33] And the LORD went his way, when he had finished speaking to Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.

Chapter 19
[1] The two angels came to Sodom in the evening; and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and bowed himself with his face to the earth,
[2] and said, “My lords, turn aside, I pray you, to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the street.”

Job 38:4-7
[4] “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
[5] Who determined its measurements — surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
[6] On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
[7] when the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Isaiah 6:1-7
[1] In the year that King Uzzi’ah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple.
[2] Above him stood the seraphim; each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
[3] And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
[4] And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke.
[5] And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
[6] Then flew one of the seraphim to me, having in his hand a burning coal which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
[7] And he touched my mouth, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin forgiven.”

Ezekiel 1:1-20
[1] In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
[2] On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoi’achin),
[3] the word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chalde’ans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was upon him there.
[4] As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness round about it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming bronze.
[5] And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the form of men,
[6] but each had four faces, and each of them had four wings.
[7] Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot; and they sparkled like burnished bronze.
[8] Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus:
[9] their wings touched one another; they went every one straight forward, without turning as they went.
[10] As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man in front; the four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four had the face of an eagle at the back.
[11] Such were their faces. And their wings were spread out above; each creature had two wings, each of which touched the wing of another, while two covered their bodies.
[12] And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.
[13] In the midst of the living creatures there was something that looked like burning coals of fire, like torches moving to and fro among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
[14] And the living creatures darted to and fro, like a flash of lightning.
[15] Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them.
[16] As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of a chrysolite; and the four had the same likeness, their construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel.
[17] When they went, they went in any of their four directions without turning as they went.
[18] The four wheels had rims and they had spokes; and their rims were full of eyes round about.
[19] And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose.
[20] Wherever the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

Hebrews 1:6-14
[6] And again, when he brings the first-born into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
[7] Of the angels he says, “Who makes his angels winds,
and his servants flames of fire.”
[8] But of the Son he says,
“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever,
the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom.
[9] Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee
with the oil of gladness beyond thy comrades.”
[10] And, “Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of thy hands;
[11] they will perish, but thou remainest;
they will all grow old like a garment,
[12] like a mantle thou wilt roll them up,
and they will be changed.
But thou art the same,
and thy years will never end.”
[13] But to what angel has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand,
till I make thy enemies
a stool for thy feet”?
[14] Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?

Matthew 18:10-14
[10] “See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.
[12] What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?
[13] And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.
[14] So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

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