December 11th, 2018

Tuesday of Populus Zion (Advent 2)


First Reading: Is. 28:14-29


Judah Is Warned

    14Therefore, (A)hear the word of the LORD, O (B)scoffers,
         Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem,
    15Because you have said, "We have made a (C)covenant with death,
         And with Sheol we have made a pact
         (D)The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by,
         For we have made (E)falsehood our refuge and we have (F)concealed ourselves with deception."

 16Therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
         "(G)Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested (H)stone,
         A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed.
         He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
    17"I will make (I)justice the measuring line
         And righteousness the level;
         Then (J)hail will sweep away the refuge of lies
         And the waters will overflow the secret place.
    18"Your (K)covenant with death will be (L)canceled,
         And your pact with Sheol will not stand;
         When the (M)overwhelming scourge passes through,
         Then you become its (N)trampling place.
    19"As (O)often as it passes through, it will seize you;
         For (P)morning after morning it will pass through, anytime during the day or night,
         And it will be sheer (Q)terror to understand what it means."
    20The bed is too short on which to stretch out,
         And the (R)blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.
    21For the LORD will rise up as at Mount (S)Perazim,
         He will be stirred up as in the valley of (T)Gibeon,
         To do His (U)task, His (V)unusual task,
         And to work His work, His extraordinary work.
    22And now do not carry on as (W)scoffers,
         Or your fetters will be made stronger;
         For I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts
         Of decisive (X)destruction on all the earth.
    23Give ear and hear my voice,
         Listen and hear my words.
    24Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed?
         Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?
    25Does he not level its surface
         And sow dill and scatter (Y)cummin
         And plant (Z)wheat in rows,
         Barley in its place and rye within its area?
    26For his God instructs and teaches him properly.
    27For dill is not threshed with a (AA)threshing sledge,
         Nor is the cartwheel driven over cummin;
         But dill is beaten out with a rod, and cummin with a club.
    28Grain for bread is crushed,
         Indeed, he does not continue to thresh it forever.
         Because the wheel of his cart and his horses eventually damage it,
         He does not thresh it longer.
    29This also comes from the LORD of hosts,
         Who has made His counsel (AB)wonderful and His wisdom (AC)great.

Cross references:Isaiah 28:14 : Is 1:10; 28:22 Isaiah 28:14 : Is 29:20 Isaiah 28:15 : Is 28:18 Isaiah 28:15 : Is 8:8; 28:2; 30:28; Dan 11:22 Isaiah 28:15 : Is 9:15; 30:9; 44:20; 59:3, 4; Ezek 13:22 Isaiah 28:15 : Is 29:15 Isaiah 28:16 : Rom 9:33; 10:11; 1 Pet 2:6 Isaiah 28:16 : Ps 118:22; Is 8:14, 15; Matt 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Eph 2:20 Isaiah 28:17 : 2 Kin 21:13; Is 5:16; 30:18; 61:8; Amos 7:7-9 Isaiah 28:17 : Is 28:2 Isaiah 28:18 : Is 28:15 Isaiah 28:18 : Is 7:7; 8:10 Isaiah 28:18 : Is 28:15 Isaiah 28:18 : Is 28:3; Dan 8:13 Isaiah 28:19 : 2 Kin 24:2 Isaiah 28:19 : Is 50:4 Isaiah 28:19 : Job 6:4; 18:11; 24:17; Ps 55:4; 88:15; Lam 2:22 Isaiah 28:20 : Is 59:6 Isaiah 28:21 : 2 Sam 5:20; 1 Chr 14:11 Isaiah 28:21 : Josh 10:10, 12; 2 Sam 5:25; 1 Chr 14:16 Isaiah 28:21 : Is 10:12; 29:14; 65:7 Isaiah 28:21 : Lam 2:15; 3:33; Luke 19:41-44 Isaiah 28:22 : Is 28:14 Isaiah 28:22 : Is 10:22, 23 Isaiah 28:25 : Matt 23:23 Isaiah 28:25 : Ex 9:32 Isaiah 28:27 : Amos 1:3 Isaiah 28:29 : Is 9:6 Isaiah 28:29 : Is 31:2; Rom 11:33


Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-21


Overcoming the World
 1(A)Whoever believes that Jesus is the [a]Christ is (B)born of God, and whoever loves the Father (C)loves the child born of Him.

 2(D)By this we know that (E)we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.

 3For (F)this is the love of God, that we (G)keep His commandments; and (H)His commandments are not burdensome.

 4For whatever is (I)born of God (J)overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.

 5Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who (K)believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

 6This is the One who came (L)by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood It is (M)the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

 7For there are (N)three that testify:

 8[b]the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

 9(O)If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that (P)He has testified concerning His Son.

 10The one who believes in the Son of God (Q)has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has (R)made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.

 11And the testimony is this, that God has given us (S)eternal life, and (T)this life is in His Son.

 12(U)He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

This Is Written That You May Know
 13(V)These things I have written to you who (W)believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have (X)eternal life.

 14This is (Y)the confidence which we have before Him, that, (Z)if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

 15And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, (AA)we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

 16If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, (AB)he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death (AC)There is a sin leading to death; (AD)I do not say that he should make request for this.

 17(AE)All unrighteousness is sin, and (AF)there is a sin not leading to death.

 18(AG)We know that (AH)no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God (AI)keeps him, and (AJ)the evil one does not (AK)touch him.

 19(AL)We know that (AM)we are of God, and that (AN)the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

 20And (AO)we know that (AP)the Son of God has come, and has (AQ)given us understanding so that we may know (AR)Him who is true; and we (AS)are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ (AT)This is the true God and (AU)eternal life.

 21(AV)Little children, guard yourselves from (AW)idols.

Footnotes:1 John 5:1 I e Messiah 1 John 5:8 A few late mss add ...in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth, the Spirit
Cross references:1 John 5:1 : 1 John 2:22; 4:2, 15 1 John 5:1 : John 1:3; 3:3; 1 John 2:29; 5:4, 18 1 John 5:1 : John 8:42 1 John 5:2 : 1 John 2:5 1 John 5:2 : 1 John 3:14 1 John 5:3 : John 14:15; 2 John 6 1 John 5:3 : 1 John 2:3 1 John 5:3 : Matt 11:30; 23:4 1 John 5:4 : John 1:13; 3:3; 1 John 2:29; 5:1, 18 1 John 5:4 : 1 John 2:13; 4:4 1 John 5:5 : 1 John 4:15; 5:1 1 John 5:6 : John 19:34 1 John 5:6 : Matt 3:16; John 15:26; 16:13-15 1 John 5:7 : Matt 18:16 1 John 5:9 : John 5:34, 37; 8:18 1 John 5:9 : Matt 3:17; John 5:32, 37 1 John 5:10 : Rom 8:16; Gal 4-6; Rev 12:17 1 John 5:10 : John 3:18, 33; 1 John 1:10 1 John 5:11 : John 3:36; 1 John 1:2; 2:25; 4:9; 5:13, 20 1 John 5:11 : John 1:4 1 John 5:12 : John 3:15, 36 1 John 5:13 : John 20:31 1 John 5:13 : 1 John 3:23 1 John 5:13 : 1 John 1:2; 2:25; 4:9; 5:11, 20 1 John 5:14 : 1 John 2:28; 3:21 1 John 5:14 : Matt 7:7; John 14:13; 1 John 3:22 1 John 5:15 : 1 John 5:18-20 1 John 5:16 : James 5:15 1 John 5:16 : Num 15:30; Heb 6:4-6; 10:26 1 John 5:16 : Jer 7:16; 14:11 1 John 5:17 : 1 John 3:4 1 John 5:17 : 1 John 2:1; 5:16 1 John 5:18 : 1 John 5:15, 19, 20 1 John 5:18 : 1 John 3:9 1 John 5:18 : James 1:27; Jude 21 1 John 5:18 : 1 John 2:13 1 John 5:18 : John 14:30 1 John 5:19 : 1 John 5:15, 18, 20 1 John 5:19 : 1 John 4:6 1 John 5:19 : John 12:31; 17:15; Gal 1:4 1 John 5:20 : 1 John 5:15, 18, 19 1 John 5:20 : John 8:42; 1 John 5:5 1 John 5:20 : Luke 24:45 1 John 5:20 : John 17:3; Rev 3:7 1 John 5:20 : John 1:18; 14:9; 1 John 2:23; Rev 3:7 1 John 5:20 : 1 John 1:2 1 John 5:20 : 1 John 5:11 1 John 5:21 : 1 John 2:1 1 John 5:21 : 1 Cor 10:7, 14; 1 Thess 1:9


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