December 5th, 2018

Wednesday of Ad Te Levavi (Advent 1)


First Reading: Is. 11:1-12:6


Righteous Reign of the Branch
    1Then a (A)shoot will spring from the (B)stem of Jesse,
         And a (C)branch from (D)his roots will bear fruit.
    2The (E)Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him,
         The spirit of (F)wisdom and understanding,
         The spirit of counsel and (G)strength,
         The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
    3And He will delight in the fear of the LORD,
         And He will not judge by what His eyes (H)see,
         Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;
    4But with (I)righteousness He will judge the (J)poor,
         And decide with fairness for the (K)afflicted of the earth;
         And He will strike the earth with the (L)rod of His mouth,
         And with the (M)breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
    5Also (N)righteousness will be the belt about His loins,
         And (O)faithfulness the belt about His waist.
    6And the (P)wolf will dwell with the lamb,
         And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
         And the calf and the young lion [a]and the fatling together;
         And a little boy will lead them.
    7Also the cow and the bear will graze,
         Their young will lie down together,
         And the (Q)lion will eat straw like the ox.
    8The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra,
         And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.
    9They will (R)not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,
         For the (S)earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD
         As the waters cover the sea.
    10Then in that day
         The (T)nations will resort to the (U)root of Jesse,
         Who will stand as a (V)signal for the peoples;
         And His (W)resting place will be glorious.
The Restored Remnant
    11Then it will happen on that day that the Lord
         Will again recover the second time with His hand
         The (X)remnant of His people, who will remain,
         From (Y)Assyria, (Z)Egypt, Pathros, Cush, (AA)Elam, Shinar, Hamath,
         And from the (AB)islands of the sea.
    12And He will lift up a (AC)standard for the nations
         And (AD)assemble the banished ones of Israel,
         And will gather the dispersed of Judah
         From the four corners of the earth.
    13Then the (AE)jealousy of Ephraim will depart,
         And those who harass Judah will be cut off;
         Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,
         And Judah will not harass Ephraim.
    14They will (AF)swoop down on the slopes of the Philistines on the (AG)west;
         Together they will (AH)plunder the sons of the east;
         They will possess (AI)Edom and (AJ)Moab,
         And the sons of Ammon will be subject to them.
    15And the LORD will (AK)utterly destroy
         The tongue of the Sea of Egypt;
         And He will (AL)wave His hand over the (AM)River
         With His scorching wind;
         And He will strike it into seven streams
         And make men walk over dry-shod.
    16And there will be a (AN)highway from Assyria
         For the (AO)remnant of His people who will be left,
         Just as there was for Israel
         In (AP)the day that they came up out of the land of Egypt.
Thanksgiving Expressed
    1Then you will say on that day,
         "(AQ)I will give thanks to You, O LORD;
         For (AR)although You were angry with me,
         Your anger is turned away,
         And You comfort me.
    2"Behold, (AS)God is my salvation,
         I will (AT)trust and not be afraid;
         For (AU)the LORD GOD is my strength and song,
         And He has become my salvation."
    3Therefore you will joyously (AV)draw water
         From the (AW)springs of salvation.
    4And in that day you will (AX)say,
         "(AY)Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name
         (AZ)Make known His deeds among the peoples;
         Make them remember that His name is exalted."
    5(BA)Praise the LORD in song, for He has done excellent things;
         Let this be known throughout the earth.
    6(BB)Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
         For (BC)great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Footnotes:Isaiah 11:6 Some versions read will feed together
Cross references:Isaiah 11:1 : Is 4:2; 53:2 Isaiah 11:1 : Is 9:7; 11:10; Acts 13:23 Isaiah 11:1 : Is 6:13; Jer 23:5; Zech 3:8 Isaiah 11:1 : Rev 5:5; 22:16 Isaiah 11:2 : Is 42:1; 48:16; 61:1; Matt 3:16; John 1:32 Isaiah 11:2 : John 16:13; 1 Cor 1:30; Eph 1:17, 18 Isaiah 11:2 : 2 Tim 1:7 Isaiah 11:3 : John 2:25; 7:24 Isaiah 11:4 : Is 9:7; 16:5; 32:1 Isaiah 11:4 : Ps 72:2, 13, 14; Is 3:14 Isaiah 11:4 : Is 29:19; 32:7; 61:1 Isaiah 11:4 : Ps 2:9; Is 49:2; Mal 4:6 Isaiah 11:4 : Job 4:9; Is 30:28, 33; 2 Thess 2:8 Isaiah 11:5 : Eph 6:14 Isaiah 11:5 : Is 25:1 Isaiah 11:6 : Is 65:25 Isaiah 11:7 : Is 65:25 Isaiah 11:9 : Job 5:23; Is 65:25; Ezek 34:25; Hos 2:18 Isaiah 11:9 : Ps 98:2, 3; Is 45:6; 52:10; 66:18-23; Hab 2:14 Isaiah 11:10 : Luke 2:32; Acts 11:18 Isaiah 11:10 : Is 11:1; Rom 15:12 Isaiah 11:10 : Is 11:12; 49:22; 62:10; John 3:14, 15; 12:32 Isaiah 11:10 : Is 14:3; 28:12; 32:17, 18 Isaiah 11:11 : Is 10:20-22; 37:4, 31, 32; 46:3 Isaiah 11:11 : Is 19:23-25; Hos 11:11; Zech 10:10 Isaiah 11:11 : Is 19:21, 22; Mic 7:12 Isaiah 11:11 : Gen 10:22; 14:1 Isaiah 11:11 : Is 24:15; 42:4, 10, 12; 49:1; 51:5; 60:9; 66:19 Isaiah 11:12 : Is 11:10 Isaiah 11:12 : Is 56:8; Zeph 3:10; Zech 10:6 Isaiah 11:13 : Is 9:21; Jer 3:18; Ezek 37:16, 17, 22; Hos 1:11 Isaiah 11:14 : Jer 48:40; 49:22; Hab 1:8 Isaiah 11:14 : Is 9:12 Isaiah 11:14 : Jer 49:28 Isaiah 11:14 : Is 63:1; Dan 11:41; Joel 3:19; Amos 9:12 Isaiah 11:14 : Is 16:14; 25:10 Isaiah 11:15 : Is 43:16; 44:27; 50:2; 51:10, 11 Isaiah 11:15 : Is 19:16 Isaiah 11:15 : Is 7:20; 8:7; Rev 16:12 Isaiah 11:16 : Is 19:23; 35:8; 40:3; 62:10 Isaiah 11:16 : Is 11:11 Isaiah 11:16 : Ex 14:26-29 Isaiah 12:1 : Ps 9:1; Is 25:1 Isaiah 12:1 : Ps 30:5; Is 40:1, 2; 54:7-10 Isaiah 12:2 : Is 32:2; 45:17; 62:11 Isaiah 12:2 : Is 26:3 Isaiah 12:2 : Ex 15:2; Ps 118:14 Isaiah 12:3 : John 4:10; 7:37, 38 Isaiah 12:3 : Is 41:18; Jer 2:13 Isaiah 12:4 : Is 24:15; 42:12; 48:20 Isaiah 12:4 : Ps 105:1 Isaiah 12:4 : Ps 145:4 Isaiah 12:5 : Ex 15:1; Ps 98:1; Is 24:14; 42:10, 11; 44:23 Isaiah 12:6 : Is 52:9; 54:1; Zeph 3:14 Isaiah 12:6 : Is 1:24; 49:26; 60:16; Zeph 3:15-17; Zech 2:5, 10, 11


Second Reading: 2 Pt. 2:1-22


The Rise of False Prophets
 1But (A)false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be (B)false teachers (C)among you, who will (D)secretly introduce (E)destructive heresies, even (F)denying the (G)Master who (H)bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

 2Many will follow their (I)sensuality, and because of them (J)the way of the truth will be (K)maligned;

 3and in their (L)greed they will (M)exploit you with (N)false words; (O)their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

 4For (P)if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and (Q)committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

 5and did not spare (R)the ancient world, but preserved (S)Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a (T)flood upon the world of the ungodly;

 6and if He (U)condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an (V)example to those who would (W)live ungodly lives thereafter;

 7and if He (X)rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the (Y)sensual conduct of (Z)unprincipled men

 8(for by what he saw and heard that (AA)righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),

 9(AB)then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the (AC)day of judgment,

 10and especially those who (AD)indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and (AE)despise authority Daring, (AF)self-willed, they do not tremble when they (AG)revile angelic majesties,

 11(AH)whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

 12But (AI)these, like unreasoning animals, (AJ)born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,

 13suffering wrong as (AK)the wages of doing wrong They count it a pleasure to (AL)revel in the (AM)daytime They are stains and blemishes, (AN)reveling in their [a]deceptions, as they (AO)carouse with you,

 14having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, (AP)enticing (AQ)unstable souls, having a heart trained in (AR)greed, (AS)accursed children;

 15forsaking (AT)the right way, they have gone astray, having followed (AU)the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved (AV)the wages of unrighteousness;

 16but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, (AW)for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.

 17These are (AX)springs without water and mists driven by a storm, (AY)for whom the black darkness has been reserved.

 18For speaking out (AZ)arrogant words of (BA)vanity they (BB)entice by fleshly desires, by (BC)sensuality, those who barely (BD)escape from the ones who live in error,

 19promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for (BE)by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

 20For if, after they have (BF)escaped the defilements of the world by (BG)the knowledge of the (BH)Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again (BI)entangled in them and are overcome, (BJ)the last state has become worse for them than the first.

 21(BK)For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from (BL)the holy commandment (BM)handed on to them.

 22It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "(BN)A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."

Footnotes:2 Peter 2:13 One early ms reads love feasts
Cross references:2 Peter 2:1 : Deut 13:1-ff; Jer 6:13 2 Peter 2:1 : 2 Cor 11:13 2 Peter 2:1 : Matt 7:15; 1 Tim 4:1 2 Peter 2:1 : Gal 2:4; Jude 4 2 Peter 2:1 : 1 Cor 11:19; Gal 5:20 2 Peter 2:1 : Jude 4 2 Peter 2:1 : Rev 6:10 2 Peter 2:1 : 1 Cor 6:20 2 Peter 2:2 : Gen 19:5-ff; 2 Pet 2:7, 18; Jude 4 2 Peter 2:2 : Acts 16:17; 22:4; 24:14 2 Peter 2:2 : Rom 2:24 2 Peter 2:3 : 1 Tim 6:5; 2 Pet 2:14; Jude 16 2 Peter 2:3 : 2 Cor 2:17; 1 Thess 2:5 2 Peter 2:3 : Rom 16:18; 2 Pet 1:16 2 Peter 2:3 : Deut 32:35 2 Peter 2:4 : Jude 6 2 Peter 2:4 : Rev 20:1 2 Peter 2:5 : Ezek 26:20; 2 Pet 3:6 2 Peter 2:5 : Gen 6:8, 9; 1 Pet 3:20 2 Peter 2:5 : 2 Pet 3:6 2 Peter 2:6 : Gen 19:24; Jude 7 2 Peter 2:6 : Is 1:9; Matt 10:15; 11:23; Rom 9:29; Jude 7 2 Peter 2:6 : Jude 15 2 Peter 2:7 : Gen 19:16, 29 2 Peter 2:7 : Gen 19:5-ff; 2 Pet 2:2, 18; Jude 4 2 Peter 2:7 : 2 Pet 3:17 2 Peter 2:8 : Heb 11:4 2 Peter 2:9 : 1 Cor 10:13; Rev 3:10 2 Peter 2:9 : Matt 10:15; Jude 6 2 Peter 2:10 : 2 Pet 3:3; Jude 16, 18 2 Peter 2:10 : Ex 22:28; Jude 8 2 Peter 2:10 : Titus 1:7 2 Peter 2:10 : Ex 22:28; Jude 8 2 Peter 2:11 : Jude 9 2 Peter 2:12 : Jude 10 2 Peter 2:12 : Jer 12:3; Col 2:22 2 Peter 2:13 : 2 Pet 2:15 2 Peter 2:13 : Rom 13:13 2 Peter 2:13 : 1 Thess 5:7 2 Peter 2:13 : Rom 13:13 2 Peter 2:13 : 1 Cor 11:21; Jude 12 2 Peter 2:14 : 2 Pet 2:18 2 Peter 2:14 : James 1:8; 2 Pet 3:16 2 Peter 2:14 : 2 Pet 2:3 2 Peter 2:14 : Eph 2:3 2 Peter 2:15 : Acts 13:10 2 Peter 2:15 : Num 22:5, 7; Deut 23:4; Neh 13:2; Jude 11; Rev 2:14 2 Peter 2:15 : 2 Pet 2:13 2 Peter 2:16 : Num 22:21, 23, 28, 30-ff 2 Peter 2:17 : Jude 12 2 Peter 2:17 : Jude 13 2 Peter 2:18 : Jude 16 2 Peter 2:18 : Eph 4:17 2 Peter 2:18 : 2 Pet 2:14 2 Peter 2:18 : 2 Pet 2:2 2 Peter 2:18 : 2 Pet 1:4; 2:20 2 Peter 2:19 : John 8:34; Rom 6:16 2 Peter 2:20 : 2 Pet 2:18 2 Peter 2:20 : 2 Pet 1:2 2 Peter 2:20 : 2 Pet 1:11; 3:18 2 Peter 2:20 : 2 Tim 2:4 2 Peter 2:20 : Matt 12:45; Luke 11:26 2 Peter 2:21 : Ezek 18:24; Heb 6:4-ff; 10:26; James 4:17 2 Peter 2:21 : Gal 6:2; 1 Tim 6:14; 2 Pet 3:2 2 Peter 2:21 : Jude 3 2 Peter 2:22 : Prov 26:11


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