December 8th, 2018

Saturday of Ad Te Levavi (Advent 1)


First Reading: Is. 24:14-25:12



    14(A)They raise their voices, they shout for joy;
         They cry out from the west concerning the majesty of the LORD.
    15Therefore (B)glorify the LORD in the east,
         The (C)name of the LORD, the God of Israel,
         In the (D)coastlands of the sea.
    16From the (E)ends of the earth we hear songs, "(F)Glory to the Righteous One,"
         But I say, "(G)Woe to me! Woe to me! Alas for me!
         The (H)treacherous deal treacherously,
         And the treacherous deal very treacherously."
    17(I)Terror and pit and snare
         Confront you, O inhabitant of the earth.
    18Then it will be that he who flees the report of disaster will fall into the pit,
         And he who climbs out of the pit will be caught in the snare;
         For the (J)windows above are opened, and the (K)foundations of the earth shake.
    19(L)The earth is broken asunder,
         The earth is (M)split through,
         The earth is shaken violently.
    20The earth (N)reels to and fro like a drunkard
         And it totters like a shack,
         For its (O)transgression is heavy upon it,
         And it will fall, (P)never to rise again.
    21So it will happen in that day,
         That the LORD will (Q)punish the host of heaven on high,
         And the (R)kings of the earth on earth.
    22They will be gathered together
         Like (S)prisoners in the dungeon,
         And will be confined in prison;
         And after many days they will (T)be punished.
    23Then the (U)moon will be abashed and the sun ashamed,
         For the (V)LORD of hosts will reign on (W)Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
         And His glory will be before His elders.

Song of Praise for God's Favor
    1O LORD, You are (X)my God;
         I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;
         For You have (Y)worked wonders,
         (Z)Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
    2For You have made a city into a (AA)heap,
         A (AB)fortified city into a ruin;
         A (AC)palace of strangers is a city no more,
         It will never be rebuilt.
    3Therefore a strong people will (AD)glorify You;
         (AE)Cities of ruthless nations will revere You.
    4For You have been a (AF)defense for the helpless,
         A defense for the needy in his distress,
         A (AG)refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;
         For the breath of the (AH)ruthless
         Is like a rain storm against a wall.
    5Like heat in drought, You subdue the (AI)uproar of aliens;
         Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the ruthless is silenced.
    6(AJ)The LORD of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for (AK)all peoples on this mountain;
         A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow,
         And refined, aged wine.
    7And on this mountain He will swallow up the (AL)covering which is over all peoples,
         Even the veil which is stretched over all nations.
    8He will (AM)swallow up death for all time,
         And the Lord GOD will (AN)wipe tears away from all faces,
         And He will remove the (AO)reproach of His people from all the earth;
         For the LORD has spoken.
    9And it will be said in that day,
         "Behold, (AP)this is our God for whom we have (AQ)waited that (AR)He might save us
         This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
         (AS)Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."
    10For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain,
         And (AT)Moab will be trodden down in his place
         As straw is trodden down in the water of a manure pile.
    11And he will (AU)spread out his hands in the middle of it
         As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim,
         But the Lord will (AV)lay low his pride together with the trickery of his hands.
    12The (AW)unassailable fortifications of your walls He will bring down,
         Lay low and cast to the ground, even to the dust.

Cross references:Isaiah 24:14 : Is 12:6; 48:20; 52:8; 54:1 Isaiah 24:15 : Is 25:3 Isaiah 24:15 : Mal 1:11 Isaiah 24:15 : Is 11:11; 42:4, 10, 12; 49:1; 51:5; 60:9; 66:19 Isaiah 24:16 : Is 11:12; 42:10 Isaiah 24:16 : Is 28:5; 60:21 Isaiah 24:16 : Lev 26:39 Isaiah 24:16 : Is 21:2; 33:1; Jer 3:20; 5:11 Isaiah 24:17 : Jer 48:43; Amos 5:19 Isaiah 24:18 : Gen 7:11 Isaiah 24:18 : Ps 18:7; 46:2; Is 2:19, 21; 13:13 Isaiah 24:19 : Is 24:1 Isaiah 24:19 : Num 16:31, 32; Deut 11:6 Isaiah 24:20 : Is 19:14; 24:1; 28:7 Isaiah 24:20 : Is 1:28; 43:27; 66:24 Isaiah 24:20 : Dan 11:19; Amos 8:14 Isaiah 24:21 : Is 10:12; 13:11 Isaiah 24:21 : Ps 76:12 Isaiah 24:22 : Is 10:4; 42:22 Isaiah 24:22 : Ezek 38:8; Zech 9:11, 12 Isaiah 24:23 : Is 13:10 Isaiah 24:23 : Is 60:19, 20; Zech 14:6, 7; Rev 21:23; 22:5 Isaiah 24:23 : Mic 4:7; Heb 12:22 Isaiah 25:1 : Ex 15:2; Ps 118:28; Is 7:13; 49:4, 5; 61:10 Isaiah 25:1 : Ps 40:5; 98:1 Isaiah 25:1 : Eph 1:11 Isaiah 25:2 : Is 17:1; 26:5; 27:10; 32:19 Isaiah 25:2 : Is 17:3; 25:12 Isaiah 25:2 : Is 13:22; 32:14; 34:13 Isaiah 25:3 : Is 24:15 Isaiah 25:3 : Is 13:11 Isaiah 25:4 : Is 14:32; 17:10; 27:5; 33:16 Isaiah 25:4 : Is 4:6; 32:2 Isaiah 25:4 : Is 29:5, 20; 49:25 Isaiah 25:5 : Jer 51:54-56 Isaiah 25:6 : Is 1:19 Isaiah 25:6 : Is 2:2-4; 56:7 Isaiah 25:7 : 2 Cor 3:15, 16; Eph 4:18 Isaiah 25:8 : Hos 13:14; 1 Cor 15:54 Isaiah 25:8 : Is 30:19; 35:10; 51:11; 65:19; Rev 7:17; 21:4 Isaiah 25:8 : Ps 69:9; 89:50, 51; Is 51:7; 54:4; Matt 5:11; 1 Pet 4:14 Isaiah 25:9 : Is 35:2; 40:9; 52:10 Isaiah 25:9 : Is 8:17; 30:18; 33:2 Isaiah 25:9 : Is 33:22; 35:4; 49:25, 26; 60:16 Isaiah 25:9 : Ps 20:5; Is 35:1, 2, 10; 65:18; 66:10 Isaiah 25:10 : Is 16:14; Jer 48:1-47; Ezek 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zeph 2:9 Isaiah 25:11 : Is 5:25; 14:26 Isaiah 25:11 : Job 40:11; Is 2:10-12, 15-17; 16:6, 14 Isaiah 25:12 : Is 15:1; 25:2; 26:5


Second Reading: 1 John 2:15-29


Do Not Love the World

 15Do not love (A)the world nor the things in the world (B)If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

 16For all that is in the world, (C)the lust of the flesh and (D)the lust of the eyes and (E)the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

 17(F)The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who (G)does the will of God lives forever.

 18Children, (H)it is the last hour; and just as you heard that (I)antichrist is coming, (J)even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.

 19(K)They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, (L)so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.

 20But you have an (M)anointing from (N)the Holy One, and (O)you all know.

 21I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but (P)because you do know it, and because no lie is (Q)of the truth.

 22Who is the liar but (R)the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is (S)the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

 23(T)Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.

 24As for you, let that abide in you which you heard (U)from the beginning If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also (V)will abide in the Son and in the Father.

The Promise Is Eternal Life

 25(W)This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.

 26These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to (X)deceive you.

 27As for you, the (Y)anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing (Z)teaches you about all things, and is (AA)true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.

 28Now, (AB)little children, abide in Him, so that when He (AC)appears, we may have (AD)confidence and (AE)not shrink away from Him in shame at His (AF)coming.

 29If you know that (AG)He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness (AH)is born of Him.

Cross references:1 John 2:15 : Rom 12:2; James 1:27 1 John 2:15 : James 4:4 1 John 2:16 : Rom 13:14; Eph 2:3; 1 Pet 2:11 1 John 2:16 : Prov 27:20 1 John 2:16 : James 4:16 1 John 2:17 : 1 Cor 7:31 1 John 2:17 : Mark 3:35 1 John 2:18 : Rom 13:11; 1 Tim 4:1; 1 Pet 4:7 1 John 2:18 : Matt 24:5, 24; 1 John 2:22; 4:3; 2 John 7 1 John 2:18 : Mark 13:22; 1 John 4:1, 3 1 John 2:19 : Acts 20:30 1 John 2:19 : 1 Cor 11:19 1 John 2:20 : 2 Cor 1:21; 1 John 2:27 1 John 2:20 : Mark 1:24; Acts 10:38 1 John 2:20 : Prov 28:5; Matt 13:11; John 14:26; 1 Cor 2:15; 1 John 2:27 1 John 2:21 : James 1:19; 2 Pet 1:12; Jude 5 1 John 2:21 : John 8:44; 18:37; 1 John 3:19 1 John 2:22 : 1 John 4:3; 2 John 7 1 John 2:22 : Matt 24:5, 24; 1 John 2:18; 4:3; 2 John 7 1 John 2:23 : John 8:19; 16:3; 17:3; 1 John 4:15; 5:1; 2 John 9 1 John 2:24 : 1 John 2:7 1 John 2:24 : John 14:23; 1 John 1:3; 2 John 9 1 John 2:25 : John 3:15; 6:40; 1 John 1:2 1 John 2:26 : 1 John 3:7; 2 John 7 1 John 2:27 : John 14:16; 1 John 2:20 1 John 2:27 : John 14:26; 1 Cor 2:12; 1 Thess 4:9 1 John 2:27 : John 14:17 1 John 2:28 : 1 John 2:1 1 John 2:28 : Luke 17:30; Col 3:4; 1 John 3:2 1 John 2:28 : Eph 3:12; 1 John 3:21; 4:17; 5:14 1 John 2:28 : Mark 8:38 1 John 2:28 : 1 Thess 2:19 1 John 2:29 : John 7:18; 1 John 3:7 1 John 2:29 : John 1:13; 3:3; 1 John 3:9; 4:7; 5:1, 4, 18; 3 John 11


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