December 3rd, 2018

Monday of Ad Te Levavi (Advent 1)


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


God's Anger with Israel's Arrogance

    8The Lord sends a message against Jacob,
         And it falls on Israel.
    9And all the people know it,
         That is, (A)Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria,
         Asserting in pride and in (B)arrogance of heart:
    10"The bricks have fallen down,
         But we will (C)rebuild with smooth stones;
         The sycamores have been cut down,
         But we will replace them with cedars."
    11Therefore the LORD raises against them adversaries from (D)Rezin
         And spurs their enemies on,
    12The Arameans on the east and the (E)Philistines on the west;
         And they (F)devour Israel with gaping jaws
         (G)In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away
         And His hand is still stretched out.
    13Yet the people (H)do not turn back to Him who struck them,
         Nor do they (I)seek the LORD of hosts.
    14So the LORD cuts off (J)head and tail from Israel,
         Both palm branch and bulrush (K)in a single day.
    15The head is (L)the elder and honorable man,
         And the prophet who teaches (M)falsehood is the tail.
    16(N)For those who guide this people are leading them astray;
         And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.
    17Therefore the Lord does (O)not take pleasure in their young men,
         (P)Nor does He have pity on their orphans or their widows;
         For every one of them is (Q)godless and an (R)evildoer,
         And every (S)mouth is speaking foolishness
         (T)In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away
         And His hand is still stretched out.
    18(U)For wickedness burns like a fire;
         It consumes briars and thorns;
         It even sets the thickets of the forest aflame
         And they roll upward in a column of smoke.
    19By the (V)fury of the LORD of hosts the (W)land is burned up,
         And the (X)people are like fuel for the fire;
         No (Y)man spares his brother.
    20They slice off what is on the right hand but still are (Z)hungry,
         And they eat what is on the left hand but they are not satisfied;
         Each of them eats the (AA)flesh of his own arm.
    21Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh,
         (AB)And together they are against Judah
         (AC)In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away
         And His hand is still stretched out.

Assyria Is God's Instrument

    1Woe to those who (AD)enact evil statutes
         And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,
    2So as (AE)to deprive the needy of justice
         And rob the poor of My people of their rights,
         So (AF)that widows may be their spoil
         And that they may plunder the orphans.
    3Now (AG)what will you do in the (AH)day of punishment,
         And in the devastation which will come (AI)from afar?
         (AJ)To whom will you flee for help?
         And where will you leave your wealth?
    4Nothing remains but to crouch among the (AK)captives
         Or fall among the (AL)slain
         (AM)In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away
         And His hand is still stretched out.
    5Woe to (AN)Assyria, the (AO)rod of My anger
         And the staff in whose hands is (AP)My indignation,
    6I send it against a (AQ)godless nation
         And commission it against the (AR)people of My fury
         To capture booty and (AS)to seize plunder,
         And to trample them down like (AT)mud in the streets.
    7Yet it (AU)does not so intend,
         Nor does it plan so in its heart,
         But rather it is its purpose to destroy
         And to cut off many nations.
    8For it says, "Are not my princes all kings?
    9"Is not (AV)Calno like (AW)Carchemish,
         Or (AX)Hamath like Arpad,
         Or (AY)Samaria like (AZ)Damascus?
    10"As my hand has reached to the (BA)kingdoms of the idols,
         Whose graven images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
    11Shall I not do to Jerusalem and her images
         Just as I have done to Samaria and (BB)her idols?"

Cross references:Isaiah 9:9 : Is 7:8, 9; 28:1, 3 Isaiah 9:9 : Is 46:12 Isaiah 9:10 : Mal 1:4 Isaiah 9:11 : Is 7:1, 8 Isaiah 9:12 : 2 Chr 28:18 Isaiah 9:12 : Ps 79:7; Jer 10:25 Isaiah 9:12 : Is 5:25 Isaiah 9:13 : Jer 5:3; Hos 7:10 Isaiah 9:13 : Is 31:1; Hos 3:5 Isaiah 9:14 : Is 19:15 Isaiah 9:14 : Rev 18:8 Isaiah 9:15 : Is 3:2, 3 Isaiah 9:15 : Is 28:15; 59:3, 4; Jer 23:14, 32; Matt 24:24 Isaiah 9:16 : Is 3:12; Matt 15:14; 23:16, 24 Isaiah 9:17 : Jer 18:21; Amos 4:10; 8:13 Isaiah 9:17 : Is 27:11 Isaiah 9:17 : Is 10:6; 32:6 Isaiah 9:17 : Is 1:4; 14:20; 31:2 Isaiah 9:17 : Matt 12:34 Isaiah 9:17 : Is 5:25 Isaiah 9:18 : Ps 83:14; Is 1:7; Nah 1:10; Mal 4:1 Isaiah 9:19 : Is 10:6; 13:9, 13; 42:25 Isaiah 9:19 : Joel 2:3 Isaiah 9:19 : Is 1:31; 24:6 Isaiah 9:19 : Mic 7:2, 6 Isaiah 9:20 : Is 8:21, 22 Isaiah 9:20 : Is 49:26 Isaiah 9:21 : 2 Chr 28:6, 8; Is 11:13 Isaiah 9:21 : Is 5:25 Isaiah 10:1 : Ps 94:20; Is 29:21; 59:4, 13 Isaiah 10:2 : Is 5:23 Isaiah 10:2 : Is 1:23; 3:14, 15 Isaiah 10:3 : Job 31:14 Isaiah 10:3 : Is 13:6; 26:14, 21; 29:6; Jer 9:9; Hos 9:7; Luke 19:44 Isaiah 10:3 : Is 5:26 Isaiah 10:3 : Is 20:6; 30:5, 7; 31:3 Isaiah 10:4 : Is 24:22 Isaiah 10:4 : Is 22:2; 34:3; 66:16 Isaiah 10:4 : Is 5:25 Isaiah 10:5 : Is 7:17; 8:7; 14:24-27; Zeph 2:13-15 Isaiah 10:5 : Jer 51:20 Isaiah 10:5 : Is 13:5; 30:30; 34:2; 66:14 Isaiah 10:6 : Is 9:17 Isaiah 10:6 : Is 9:19 Isaiah 10:6 : Is 5:29 Isaiah 10:6 : Is 5:25 Isaiah 10:7 : Gen 50:20; Mic 4:11, 12; Acts 2:23, 24 Isaiah 10:9 : Gen 10:10; Amos 6:2 Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Chr 35:20 Isaiah 10:9 : Num 34:8 Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Kin 17:6 Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Kin 16:9 Isaiah 10:10 : 2 Kin 19:17, 18 Isaiah 10:11 : Is 2:8


Second Reading: 1 Pt. 5:1-14


Serve God Willingly
 1(A)Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your (B)fellow elder and (C)witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a (D)partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,

 2shepherd (E)the flock of God among you, exercising oversight (F)not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and (G)not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;

 3nor yet as (H)lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be (I)examples to the flock.

 4And when the Chief (J)Shepherd appears, you will receive the (K)unfading (L)crown of glory.

 5(M)You younger men, likewise, (N)be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with (O)humility toward one another, for (P)GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

 6Therefore (Q)humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,

 7casting all your (R)anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

 8(S)Be of sober spirit, (T)be on the alert Your adversary, (U)the devil, prowls around like a roaring (V)lion, seeking someone to devour.

 9(W)But resist him, (X)firm in your faith, knowing that (Y)the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

 10After you have suffered (Z)for a little while, the (AA)God of all grace, who (AB)called you to His (AC)eternal glory in Christ, will Himself (AD)perfect, (AE)confirm, strengthen and establish you.

 11(AF)To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 12Through (AG)Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), (AH)I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is (AI)the true grace of God (AJ)Stand firm in it!

 13She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, (AK)Mark.

 14(AL)Greet one another with a kiss of love (AM)Peace be to you all who are in Christ.

Cross references:1 Peter 5:1 : Acts 11:30 1 Peter 5:1 : 2 John 1; 3 John 1 1 Peter 5:1 : Luke 24:48; Heb 12:1 1 Peter 5:1 : 1 Pet 1:5, 7; 4:13; Rev 1:9 1 Peter 5:2 : John 21:16; Acts 20:28 1 Peter 5:2 : Philem 14 1 Peter 5:2 : 1 Tim 3:8 1 Peter 5:3 : Ezek 34:4; Matt 20:25 1 Peter 5:3 : John 13:15; Phil 3:17; 1 Thess 1:7; 2 Thess 3:9; 1 Tim 4:12; Titus 2:7 1 Peter 5:4 : 1 Pet 2:25 1 Peter 5:4 : 1 Pet 1:4 1 Peter 5:4 : 1 Cor 9:25 1 Peter 5:5 : Luke 22:26; 1 Tim 5:1 1 Peter 5:5 : Eph 5:21 1 Peter 5:5 : 1 Pet 3:8 1 Peter 5:5 : Prov 3:34; James 4:6 1 Peter 5:6 : Matt 23:12; Luke 14:11; 18:14; James 4:10 1 Peter 5:7 : Ps 55:22; Matt 6:25 1 Peter 5:8 : 1 Pet 1:13 1 Peter 5:8 : Matt 24:42 1 Peter 5:8 : James 4:7 1 Peter 5:8 : 2 Tim 4:17 1 Peter 5:9 : James 4:7 1 Peter 5:9 : Col 2:5 1 Peter 5:9 : Acts 14:22 1 Peter 5:10 : 1 Pet 1:6 1 Peter 5:10 : 1 Pet 4:10 1 Peter 5:10 : 1 Cor 1:9; 1 Thess 2:12 1 Peter 5:10 : 2 Cor 4:17; 2 Tim 2:10 1 Peter 5:10 : 1 Cor 1:10; Heb 13:21 1 Peter 5:10 : Rom 16:25; 2 Thess 2:17; 3:3 1 Peter 5:11 : Rom 11:36; 1 Pet 4:11 1 Peter 5:12 : 2 Cor 1:19 1 Peter 5:12 : Heb 13:22 1 Peter 5:12 : Acts 11:23; 1 Pet 1:13; 4:10 1 Peter 5:12 : 1 Cor 15:1 1 Peter 5:13 : Acts 12:12, 25; Acts 15:37, 39; Col 4:10; Philem 24 1 Peter 5:14 : Rom 16:16 1 Peter 5:14 : Eph 6:23


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