December 3rd, 2018

Monday of Ad Te Levavi (Advent 1)


First Reading: Is. 9:8-10:11


Judgment on Arrogance and Oppression

 8The Lord has sent a word against Jacob,
   and it will fall on Israel; 9and all the people will know,
   (A) Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria,
   who say in pride and in arrogance of heart: 10"The bricks have fallen,
   but we will build with dressed stones;the sycamores have been cut down,
   but we will put cedars in their place." 11But the LORD raises the adversaries of Rezin against him,
   and stirs up his enemies. 12(B) The Syrians on the east and(C) the Philistines on the west
   devour Israel with open mouth.(D) For all this his anger has not turned away,
   and his hand is stretched out still.

 13The people(E) did not turn to him who struck them,
   nor inquire of the LORD of hosts. 14So the LORD cut off from Israel(F) head and tail,
   palm branch and reed in one day— 15(G) the elder and honored man is the head,
   and(H) the prophet who teaches lies is the tail; 16for those who guide this people have been leading them astray,
   and those who are guided by them are swallowed up. 17Therefore the Lord does not(I) rejoice over their young men,
   and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows;for everyone is(J) godless and an evildoer,
   and every mouth speaks(K) folly.[a](L) For all this his anger has not turned away,
   and his hand is stretched out still.

 18For wickedness burns like(M) a fire;
   it consumes briers and thorns;it kindles the thickets of the forest,
   and they roll upward in a column of smoke. 19Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts
   the land is scorched,and(N) the people are like fuel for the fire;
   (O) no one spares another. 20(P) They slice meat on the right, but are still hungry,
   and they devour on the left, but are not satisfied;(Q) each devours the flesh of his own arm, 21Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh;
   together they are(R) against Judah.(S) For all this his anger has not turned away,
   and his hand is stretched out still.

 1Woe to those who(T) decree iniquitous decrees,
   and the writers who(U) keep writing oppression, 2to turn aside the needy from justice
   and(V) to rob the poor of my people of their right,that widows may be their spoil,
   and that they may make the fatherless their prey! 3What will you do on(W) the day of punishment,
   in the ruin that will come(X) from afar?To whom will you flee for help,
   and where will you leave your wealth? 4Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners
   or fall among the slain.(Y) For all this his anger has not turned away,
   and his hand is stretched out still.

Judgment on Arrogant Assyria

 5Ah, Assyria,(Z) the rod of my anger;
   the staff in their hands is my fury! 6Against a(AA) godless nation I send him,
   and against the people of my wrath I command him,to take(AB) spoil and seize plunder,
   and to(AC) tread them down like the mire of the streets. 7But he(AD) does not so intend,
   and his heart does not so think;but it is in his heart to destroy,
   and to cut off nations not a few; 8for he says:(AE) "Are not my commanders all kings? 9(AF) Is not(AG) Calno like(AH) Carchemish?
   Is not(AI) Hamath like(AJ) Arpad?
   (AK) Is not(AL) Samaria like Damascus? 10As my hand has reached to(AM) the kingdoms of the idols,
   whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria, 11shall I not do to Jerusalem and(AN) her idols
   (AO) as I have done to Samaria and her images?"

Footnotes:Isaiah 9:17 Or speaks disgraceful things
Cross references:Isaiah 9:9 : Isaiah 7:2, 5, 8, 9, 17 Isaiah 9:12 : 2 Kgs 16:6 Isaiah 9:12 : 2 Chr 28:18 Isaiah 9:12 : Isaiah 9:17, 21; Isaiah 5:25; 10:4 Isaiah 9:13 : Isaiah 1:5; Hos 7:10 Isaiah 9:14 : Isaiah 19:15; Deut 28:13 Isaiah 9:15 : Isaiah 3:2, 3 Isaiah 9:15 : Isaiah 28:7; Mic 3:5 Isaiah 9:17 : Psalm 147:10, 11 Isaiah 9:17 : Isaiah 10:6 Isaiah 9:17 : Gen 34:7 Isaiah 9:17 : Isaiah 9:12 Isaiah 9:18 : Psalm 83:14; James 3:5 Isaiah 9:19 : Isaiah 24:6 Isaiah 9:19 : Mic 7:2 Isaiah 9:20 : Isaiah 8:21 Isaiah 9:20 : Isaiah 49:26; Deut 28:53-57 Isaiah 9:21 : Isaiah 11:13; 2 Chr 28:6-9 Isaiah 9:21 : Isaiah 9:12 Isaiah 10:1 : Psalm 94:20 Isaiah 10:1 : Jer 8:8 Isaiah 10:2 : Isaiah 5:23 Isaiah 10:3 : Jer 5:29; Hos 9:7; Luke 19:44 Isaiah 10:3 : Isaiah 5:26 Isaiah 10:4 : Isaiah 9:12 Isaiah 10:5 : Isaiah 10:24; Isaiah 9:4; Mic 5:1; 6:9 Isaiah 10:6 : Isaiah 9:17 Isaiah 10:6 : 2 Kgs 18:14-16 Isaiah 10:6 : Isaiah 5:5 Isaiah 10:7 : Mic 4:12 Isaiah 10:8 : 2 Kgs 18:24 Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Kgs 19:12, 13 Isaiah 10:9 : Gen 10:10; Amos 6:2 Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Chr 35:20; Jer 46:2 Isaiah 10:9 : Isaiah 11:11; Amos 6:2; Zech 9:2 Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Kgs 18:34 Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Kgs 16:9; 17:6 Isaiah 10:9 : Isaiah 7:9 Isaiah 10:10 : 2 Kgs 19:17, 18 Isaiah 10:11 : Isaiah 2:8 Isaiah 10:11 : 2 Kgs 18:34


Second Reading: 1 Pt. 5:1-14


Shepherd the Flock of God

 1So I exhort the elders among you,(A) as a fellow elder and(B) a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2(C) shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,[a](D) not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;[b](E) not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3not(F) domineering over those in your charge, but(G) being examples to the flock. 4And when(H) the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the(I) unfading(J) crown of glory. 5Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders.(K) Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for(L) "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

 6(M) Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7(N) casting all your anxieties on him, because(O) he cares for you. 8(P) Be sober-minded;(Q) be watchful. Your(R) adversary the devil(S) prowls around(T) like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9(U) Resist him,(V) firm in your faith, knowing that(W) the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10And(X) after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,(Y) who has called you to his(Z) eternal glory in Christ, will himself(AA) restore,(AB) confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11(AC) To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

 12By(AD) Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him,(AE) I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is(AF) the true grace of God.(AG) Stand firm in it. 13She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does(AH) Mark, my son. 14(AI) Greet one another with the kiss of love.

   

   (AJ) Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

Footnotes:1 Peter 5:2 Some manuscripts omit exercising oversight 1 Peter 5:2 Some manuscripts omit as God would have you
Cross references:1 Peter 5:1 : 2 John 1; 3 John 1 1 Peter 5:1 : Luke 24:48 1 Peter 5:2 : Jude 12; John 21:16 1 Peter 5:2 : Philem 14 1 Peter 5:2 : 1 Tim 3:8; Titus 1:7 1 Peter 5:3 : Ezek 34:4; Matt 20:25; Mark 10:42; 2 Cor 1:24 1 Peter 5:3 : Phil 3:17; 2 Thess 3:9; 1 Tim 4:12; Titus 2:7 1 Peter 5:4 : Heb 13:20 1 Peter 5:4 : 1 Peter 1:4 1 Peter 5:4 : 1 Cor 9:25; James 1:12 1 Peter 5:5 : Matt 20:26, 27; John 13:4, 5, 14 1 Peter 5:5 : James 4:6, 10 1 Peter 5:6 : 1 Peter 5:5 1 Peter 5:7 : Psalm 37:5; 55:22; Matt 6:25 1 Peter 5:7 : Psalm 40:17 1 Peter 5:8 : 1 Peter 1:13 1 Peter 5:8 : Matt 24:42 1 Peter 5:8 : Eph 4:27; 6:11; Rev 12:9, 12; Job 1:9-12; Luke 22:31; 2 Cor 2:11 1 Peter 5:8 : Job 1:7; 2:2 1 Peter 5:8 : Psalm 22:21 1 Peter 5:9 : James 4:7 1 Peter 5:9 : Col 2:5 1 Peter 5:9 : Acts 14:22; 1 Thess 3:3; 2 Tim 3:12 1 Peter 5:10 : 1 Peter 1:6 1 Peter 5:10 : 1 Cor 1:9; 1 Thess 2:12; 1 Tim 6:12 1 Peter 5:10 : 2 Tim 2:10 1 Peter 5:10 : Heb 13:21 1 Peter 5:10 : Luke 22:32; Rom 16:25 1 Peter 5:11 : 1 Peter 4:11 1 Peter 5:12 : Acts 15:22; 2 Cor 1:19; 1 Thess 1:1; 2 Thess 1:1 1 Peter 5:12 : Heb 13:22 1 Peter 5:12 : Acts 11:23 1 Peter 5:12 : 1 Cor 15:1 1 Peter 5:13 : Acts 12:12 1 Peter 5:14 : Rom 16:16 1 Peter 5:14 : Eph 6:23


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