Nov. 21

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John 18:12-18

So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews[d] arrested Jesus and bound him. 13 First they led him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 14 It was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be expedient that one man should die for the people.

15 Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, 16 but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in. 17 The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” 18 Now the servants[e] and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.

Psalm 35:1-8

Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;

    fight against those who fight against me!

Take hold of shield and buckler

    and rise for my help!

Draw the spear and javelin[ab]

    against my pursuers!

Say to my soul,

    “I am your salvation!”

Let them be put to shame and dishonor

    who seek after my life!

Let them be turned back and disappointed

    who devise evil against me!

Let them be like chaff before the wind,

    with the angel of the Lord driving them away!

Let their way be dark and slippery,

    with the angel of the Lord pursuing them!

For without cause they hid their net for me;

    without cause they dug a pit for my life.[ac]

Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it!

And let the net that he hid ensnare him;    let him fall into it—to his destruction!

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