June 2023 Bible readings
Here are the June 2023 Bible readings which we’ll be using in church. Please make use of these readings and reflect on what they might be saying to you.
We’re now in the period following Pentecost and we start with Trinity Sunday. We begin with a wonderful passage in Isaiah about creator God measuring the waters in the palm of his hand. We end with verses from Matthew telling us that God cares for each of us so much that he knows the number of hairs on our head (not so much of a challenge with some of us).
- Jun 4 – Trinity Sunday: Isaiah 40:12-17, 27-31; 2 Corinthians 13:11-14; Matthew 28:16-20;
- June 11 – 1st after Trinity: Hosea 5:15-6:16; Romans 4:13-end; Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26;
- June 18 – 2nd after Trinity: Exodus 19:2-18a; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8;
- June 25 – 3rd after Trinity: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39;
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Amongst the June 2023 Bible Readings we have that passage from Isaiah…
Who has measured…
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure,
and weighed the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance?
Who has directed the spirit of the Lord,
or as his counsellor has instructed him?
Whom did he consult for his enlightenment,
and who taught him the path of justice?
Who taught him knowledge,
and showed him the way of understanding?
Even the nations are like a drop from a bucket,
and are accounted as dust on the scales;
see, he takes up the isles like fine dust.
Lebanon would not provide fuel enough,
nor are its animals enough for a burnt-offering.
All the nations are as nothing before him;
they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.
Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
‘My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God’?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
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