A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar

This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

I love the Lord, because he has heard     my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me,     therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The snares of death encompassed me;     the … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Holy Baptism

This entry is part 25 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;     with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;     in the heavens you will establish your … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Seventh Petition

This entry is part 24 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3     He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness     for his name’s sake. 4 Even … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Fifth Petition

This entry is part 22 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,     whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,     and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Fourth Petition

This entry is part 21 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Bless the Lord, O my soul!     O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,     stretching out the heavens like a tent. 3 He lays the beams … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Third Petition

This entry is part 20 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  I will extol you, my God and King,     and bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless you     and praise your name forever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,     and his … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Second Petition

This entry is part 19 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  The earth is the Lord‘s and the fullness thereof,     the world and those who dwell therein, 2 for he has founded it upon the seas     and established it upon the rivers. 3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?     And … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: First Petition

This entry is part 18 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;     sing to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;     tell of his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations,     his marvelous works among … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer

This entry is part 17 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me!     Give ear to my voice when I call to you! 2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,     and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Third Article

This entry is part 16 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy     blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,     and cleanse me from my sin! 3 For I know my transgressions,     and my sin … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Second Article

This entry is part 15 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Why do the nations rage     and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves,     and the rulers take counsel together,     against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart     and cast … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: First Article

This entry is part 14 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!     Praise befits the upright. 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;     make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 3 Sing to him a new song;     play skillfully on … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Introduction to the Apostles’ Creed

This entry is part 13 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

      The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”     They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;     there is none who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,     to see if … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Conclusion of the Ten Commandments

This entry is part 12 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,     who greatly delights in his commandments! 2 His offspring will be mighty in the land;     the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Ninth and Tenth Commandments

This entry is part 11 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech,     and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words,     whose voice is not heard. 4 Their … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Eighth Commandment

This entry is part 10 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

    O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?     Who shall dwell on your holy hill? 2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right     and speaks truth in his heart; 3 who does not slander with his tongue     and … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Seventh Commandment

This entry is part 9 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

        Fret not yourself because of evildoers;     be not envious of wrongdoers! 2 For they will soon fade like the grass     and wither like the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;     dwell in the land … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Sixth Commandment

This entry is part 8 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

    My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;     I address my verses to the king;     my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men;     grace is poured upon … Continue reading