December 10 (Daily Scripture)

St. Minas, Patriarch of Alexandria,
St. Hermogenes, martyr,
St. Eugraphus, martyr,
Sts. John and Alexis the Poor

Proverbs 15:33-16:7
Isaiah 18:7
Philippians 1:27-2:4
Matthew 10:37-42

Proverbs 15:33-16:7
[33] The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom,
and humility goes before honor.

Chapter 16
[1] The plans of the mind belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
[2] All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the LORD weighs the spirit.
[3] Commit your work to the LORD,
and your plans will be established.
[4] The LORD has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble.
[5] Every one who is arrogant is an abomination to the LORD;
be assured, he will not go unpunished.
[6] By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
and by the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.
[7] When a man’s ways please the LORD,
he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Isaiah 18:7
[7] At that time gifts will be brought to the LORD of hosts
from a people tall and smooth,
from a people feared near and far,
a nation mighty and conquering,
whose land the rivers divide,
to Mount Zion, the place of the name of the LORD of hosts.

Philippians 1:27-2:4
[27] Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
[28] and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear omen to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.
[29] For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,
[30] engaged in the same conflict which you saw and now hear to be mine.

Chapter 2
[1] So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,
[2] complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
[3] Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves.
[4] Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Matthew 10:37-42
[37] He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
[38] and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
[39] He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
[40] “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
[41] He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
[42] And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”

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December 9 (Daily Scripture)

Feast of the Conception of the Holy Mother of God by Anna,
Third Sunday of Heesnag,
Eve of the Fast of St. James of Nisibis

Song of Solomon 6:3-8
Malachi 3:1-2
Galatians 3:24-29
Luke 1:39-56
Isaiah 37:14-38
II Thessalonians 1:1-12
Luke 14:12-24

Song of Solomon 6:3-8
[3] I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;
he pastures his flock among the lilies.
[4] You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love,
comely as Jerusalem,
terrible as an army with banners.
[5] Turn away your eyes from me,
for they disturb me —
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
moving down the slopes of Gilead.
[6] Your teeth are like a flock of ewes,
that have come up from the washing,
all of them bear twins,
not one among them is bereaved.
[7] Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate
behind your veil.
[8] There are sixty queens and eighty concubines,
and maidens without number.

Malachi 3:1-2
[1] “Behold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
[2] But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?
“For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap;

Galatians 3:24-29
[24] So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith.
[25] But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian;
[26] for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
[27] For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
[28] There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
[29] And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.

Luke 1:39-56
[39] In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah,
[40] and she entered the house of Zechari’ah and greeted Elizabeth.
[41] And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
[42] and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
[43] And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
[44] For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.
[45] And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
[46] And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
[47] and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
[48] for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
[49] for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
[50] And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
[51] He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
[52] he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
[53] he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
[54] He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
[55] as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”
[56] And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.

Isaiah 37:14-38
[14] Hezeki’ah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezeki’ah went up to the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
[15] And Hezeki’ah prayed to the LORD:
[16] “O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, who art enthroned above the cherubim, thou art the God, thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
[17] Incline thy ear, O LORD, and hear; open thy eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear all the words of Sennach’erib, which he has sent to mock the living God.
[18] Of a truth, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations and their lands,
[19] and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone; therefore they were destroyed.
[20] So now, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou alone art the LORD.”
[21] Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezeki’ah, saying, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennach’erib king of Assyria,
[22] this is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him: `She despises you, she scorns you —
the virgin daughter of Zion;
she wags her head behind you —
the daughter of Jerusalem.
[23] `Whom have you mocked and reviled?
Against whom have you raised your voice
and haughtily lifted your eyes?
Against the Holy One of Israel!
[24] By your servants you have mocked the Lord,
and you have said, With my many chariots
I have gone up the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon;
I felled its tallest cedars,
its choicest cypresses;
I came to its remotest height,
its densest forest.
[25] I dug wells
and drank waters,
and I dried up with the sole of my foot
all the streams of Egypt.
[26] `Have you not heard
that I determined it long ago?
I planned from days of old
what now I bring to pass,
that you should make fortified cities
crash into heaps of ruins,
[27] while their inhabitants, shorn of strength,
are dismayed and confounded,
and have become like plants of the field
and like tender grass,
like grass on the housetops,
blighted before it is grown.
[28] `I know your sitting down
and your going out and coming in,
and your raging against me.
[29] Because you have raged against me
and your arrogance has come to my ears,
I will put my hook in your nose
and my bit in your mouth,
and I will turn you back on the way
by which you came.’
[30] “And this shall be the sign for you: this year eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs of the same; then in the third year sow and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.
[31] And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward;
[32] for out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
[33] “Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city, or shoot an arrow there, or come before it with a shield, or cast up a siege mound against it.
[34] By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come into this city, says the LORD.
[35] For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David.”
[36] And the angel of the LORD went forth, and slew a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
[37] Then Sennach’erib king of Assyria departed, and went home and dwelt at Nin’eveh.
[38] And as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adram’melech and Share’zer, his sons, slew him with the sword, and escaped into the land of Ar’arat. And E’sar-had’don his son reigned in his stead.

II Thessalonians 1:1-12
[1] Paul, Silva’nus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalo’nians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
[2] Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
[3] We are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
[4] Therefore we ourselves boast of you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which you are enduring.
[5] This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be made worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering —
[6] since indeed God deems it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
[7] and to grant rest with us to you who are afflicted, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire,
[8] inflicting vengeance upon those who do not know God and upon those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
[9] They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,
[10] when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at in all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.
[11] To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his call, and may fulfil every good resolve and work of faith by his power,
[12] so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 14:12-24
[12] He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid.
[13] But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,
[14] and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
[15] When one of those who sat at table with him heard this, he said to him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!”
[16] But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many;
[17] and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, `Come; for all is now ready.’
[18] But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, `I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.’
[19] And another said, `I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.’
[20] And another said, `I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’
[21] So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, `Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.’
[22] And the servant said, `Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’
[23] And the master said to the servant, `Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.
[24] For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”

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December 8 (Daily Scripture)

St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra

Ezekiel 3:16-19
II Timothy 3:10-15
John 10:11-16

Ezekiel 3:16-19
[16] And at the end of seven days, the word of the LORD came to me:
[17] “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.
[18] If I say to the wicked, `You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.
[19] But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you will have saved your life.

II Timothy 3:10-15
[10] Now you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,
[11] my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Ico’nium, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me.
[12] Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
[13] while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived.
[14] But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it
[15] and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

John 10:11-16
[11] I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
[12] He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
[13] He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep.
[14] I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me,
[15] as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
[16] And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.

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December 7 (Daily Scripture)

Fast Day

I Thessalonians 5:12-28
Luke 14:1-11

I Thessalonians 5:12-28
[12] But we beseech you, brethren, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
[13] and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
[14] And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
[15] See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.
[16] Rejoice always,
[17] pray constantly,
[18] give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
[19] Do not quench the Spirit,
[20] do not despise prophesying,
[21] but test everything; hold fast what is good,
[22] abstain from every form of evil.
[23] May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
[24] He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
[25] Brethren, pray for us.
[26] Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
[27] I adjure you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brethren.
[28] The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Luke 14:1-11
[1] One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him.
[2] And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy.
[3] And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath, or not?”
[4] But they were silent. Then he took him and healed him, and let him go.
[5] And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well, will not immediately pull him out on a sabbath day?”
[6] And they could not reply to this.
[7] Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them,
[8] “When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him;
[9] and he who invited you both will come and say to you, `Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.
[10] But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.
[11] For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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December 6 (Daily Scripture)

The Holy Fathers of Egypt: Paul the Hermit, Paul the Simple, Macarius the Great, Evagrius Ponticus, John of the Pit, John the Dwarf, Nilus of Sinai, Arsenius the Great, Sisianus the Great, Daniel of Scetis, Serapion, Macarius the Elder, Poimen, and others.

Proverbs 21:15-24
Isaiah 19:19-21
Hebrews 11:32-40
Matthew 10:37-42

Proverbs 21:15-24
[15] When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous,
but dismay to evildoers.
[16] A man who wanders from the way of understanding
will rest in the assembly of the dead.
[17] He who loves pleasure will be a poor man;
he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
[18] The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,
and the faithless for the upright.
[19] It is better to live in a desert land
than with a contentious and fretful woman.
[20] Precious treasure remains in a wise man’s dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.
[21] He who pursues righteousness and kindness
will find life and honor.
[22] A wise man scales the city of the mighty
and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
[23] He who keeps his mouth and his tongue
keeps himself out of trouble.
[24] “Scoffer” is the name of the proud, haughty man
who acts with arrogant pride.

Isaiah 19:19-21
[19] In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border.
[20] It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; when they cry to the LORD because of oppressors he will send them a savior, and will defend and deliver them.
[21] And the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians; and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day and worship with sacrifice and burnt offering, and they will make vows to the LORD and perform them.

Hebrews 11:32-40
[32] And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets —
[33] who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
[34] quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
[35] Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life.
[36] Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.
[37] They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated —
[38] of whom the world was not worthy — wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
[39] And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised,
[40] since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Matthew 10:37-42
[37] He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
[38] and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
[39] He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
[40] “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
[41] He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
[42] And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”

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December 5 (Daily Scripture)

Fast Day

I Thessalonians 5:1-11
Luke 13:10-17

I Thessalonians 5:1-11
[1] But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you.
[2] For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
[3] When people say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
[4] But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
[5] For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.
[6] So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
[7] For those who sleep sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
[8] But, since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
[9] For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
[10] who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him.
[11] Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Luke 13:10-17
[10] Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
[11] And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
[12] And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.”
[13] And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God.
[14] But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.”
[15] Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead it away to water it?
[16] And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?”
[17] As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.

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December 4 (Daily Scripture)

St. Abgar, Witness and First Christian King

Wisdom 6:1-9
Isaiah 45:1-3
I Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 7:1-10

Wisdom 6:1-9
[1] Listen therefore, O kings, and understand;
learn, O judges of the ends of the earth.
[2] Give ear, you that rule over multitudes,
and boast of many nations.
[3] For your dominion was given you from the Lord,
and your sovereignty from the Most High,
who will search out your works and inquire into your plans.
[4] Because as servants of his kingdom you did not rule rightly,
nor keep the law,
nor walk according to the purpose of God,
[5] he will come upon you terribly and swiftly,
because severe judgment falls on those in high places.
[6] For the lowliest man may be pardoned in mercy,
but mighty men will be mightily tested.
[7] For the Lord of all will not stand in awe of any one,
nor show deference to greatness;
because he himself made both small and great,
and he takes thought for all alike.
[8] But a strict inquiry is in store for the mighty.
[9] To you then, O monarchs, my words are directed,
that you may learn wisdom and not transgress.

Isaiah 45:1-3
[1] Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whose right hand I have grasped,
to subdue nations before him
and ungird the loins of kings,
to open doors before him
that gates may not be closed:
[2] “I will go before you
and level the mountains,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut asunder the bars of iron,
[3] I will give you the treasures of darkness
and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know that it is I, the LORD,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.

I Timothy 2:1-7
[1] First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men,
[2] for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.
[3] This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
[4] who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
[5] For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
[6] who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.
[7] For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Luke 7:1-10
[1] After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Caper’na-um.
[2] Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death.
[3] When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave.
[4] And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him,
[5] for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue.”
[6] And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;
[7] therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed.
[8] For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, `Go,’ and he goes; and to another, `Come,’ and he comes; and to my slave, `Do this,’ and he does it.”
[9] When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that followed him, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
[10] And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well.

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