17 July

Psalm 1:1-2 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.

2 Samuel 23:8, 20, 22-24, 39 These are the names of the warriors whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite; he was chief of the Three; he wielded his spear against eight hundred whom he killed at one time. Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds; he struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen. Such were the things Benaiah son of Jehoiada did, and won a name beside the three warriors.  He was renowned among the Thirty, but he did not attain to the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard. Among the Thirty were Asahel brother of Joab; Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem; Uriah the Hittite—thirty-seven in all. 

Luke 5:12-13 Once, when he was in one of the cities, there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ Then Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, ‘I do choose. Be made clean.’ Immediately the leprosy left him.

These Scripture Readings relate to the Colman Readings (Columba and his exile) in Celtic Daily Prayer 2