Palm Sunday

Sunday 24th Mar 2024: Palm Sunday

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Readings

Psalm 118:1-24

1 Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

2 Let Israel now say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

3 Let the house of Aaron now say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

4 Let them now that fear Jehovah say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

5 Out of my distress I called upon Jehovah: Jehovah answered me and set me in a large place.

6 Jehovah is on my side; I will not fear: What can man do unto me?

7 Jehovah is on my side among them that help me: Therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

8 It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to put confidence in man.

9 It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to put confidence in princes.

10 All nations compassed me about: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

13 Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall; But Jehovah helped me.

14 Jehovah is my strength and song; And he is become my salvation.

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly.

16 The right hand of Jehovah is exalted: The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly.

17 I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah.

18 Jehovah hath chastened me sore; But he hath not given me over unto death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto Jehovah.

20 This is the gate of Jehovah; The righteous shall enter into it.

21 I will give thanks unto thee; for thou hast answered me, And art become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected Is become the head of the corner.

23 This is Jehovah’s doing; It is marvellous in our eyes.

24 This is the day which Jehovah hath made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

John 12:12-16

12 On the morrow a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

13 took the branches of the palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried out, Hosanna: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.

14 And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,

15 Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.

16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.