January 3rd, 2019

Christmastide X

First Reading: Is. 63:1-14

The LORD’s Day of Vengeance

 1Who is this who comes from(A) Edom,
   in crimsoned garments from(B) Bozrah,he who is splendid in his apparel,
   marching in the greatness of his strength?"It is I, speaking in righteousness,
   mighty to save."

 2Why is your(C) apparel red,
   and your garments like his(D) who treads in the winepress?

 3(E) "I have trodden the winepress alone,
   (F) and from the peoples no one was with me;I trod them in my anger
   and trampled them in my wrath;their lifeblood[a] spattered on my garments,
   and stained all my apparel. 4(G) For the day of vengeance was in my heart,
   and my year of redemption[b] had come. 5I looked, but(H) there was no one to help;
   I was appalled, but there was no one to uphold;so my own arm brought me salvation,
   and my wrath upheld me. 6I trampled down the peoples in my anger;
   (I) I made them drunk in my wrath,
   and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth."

The LORD’s Mercy Remembered

 7I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD,
   the praises of the LORD,according to all that the LORD has granted us,
   (J) and the great goodness to the house of Israelthat he has granted them according to his compassion,
   according to the abundance of his steadfast love. 8For he said, "Surely they are my people,
   children who will not deal falsely."
   And he became their Savior. 9(K) In all their affliction he was afflicted,[c]
   and the angel of his presence saved them;(L) in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
   (M) he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.

 10(N) But they rebelled
   (O) and grieved his Holy Spirit;therefore he turned to be their enemy,
   and himself fought against them. 11Then he remembered(P) the days of old,
   of Moses and his people.[d](Q) Where is he who brought them up out of the sea
   with the shepherds of his flock?Where is he who put in the midst of them
   his Holy Spirit, 12who caused his glorious arm
   to go at the right hand of Moses,(R) who divided the waters before them
   (S) to make for himself an everlasting name,
 13who led them through the depths?Like a horse in the desert,
   they did not stumble. 14Like livestock that go down into the valley,
   (T) the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest.So you led your people,
   (U) to make for yourself a glorious name.

Footnotes:Isaiah 63:3 Or their juice; also verse 6 Isaiah 63:4 Or the year of my redeemed Isaiah 63:9 Or he did not afflict Isaiah 63:11 Or Then his people remembered the days of old, of Moses
Cross references:Isaiah 63:1 : Isaiah 34:6 Isaiah 63:1 : Psalm 68:7 Isaiah 63:2 : Rev 19:13 Isaiah 63:2 : Lam 1:15; Rev 14:20; 19:15 Isaiah 63:3 : Joel 3:13 Isaiah 63:3 : Isaiah 59:16 Isaiah 63:4 : Isaiah 34:8 Isaiah 63:5 : Isaiah 59:16 Isaiah 63:6 : Isaiah 49:26 Isaiah 63:7 : Psalm 145:7 Isaiah 63:9 : Judg 10:16 Isaiah 63:9 : Deut 7:7, 8; Ezek 16:5, 6 Isaiah 63:9 : Deut 32:10-12 Isaiah 63:10 : Exodus 15:24; Num 14:11; Psalm 78:17, 56; 95:9; Ezek 20:8 Isaiah 63:10 : Psalm 78:40; Acts 7:51; Eph 4:30 Isaiah 63:11 : Psalm 77:11-20 Isaiah 63:11 : Exodus 14:19-22 Isaiah 63:12 : Exodus 14:21; Josh 3:16 Isaiah 63:12 : 2 Sam 7:23; Neh 9:10 Isaiah 63:14 : Num 10:33 Isaiah 63:14 : Isaiah 63:12

Second Reading: Luke 2:21-40

 21And(A) at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised,(B) he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Jesus Presented at the Temple
 22And(C) when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem(D) to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in(E) the Law of the Lord,(F) "Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord") 24and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in(G) the Law of the Lord,(H) "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons." 25Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was(I) righteous and(J) devout,(K) waiting for(L) the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not(M) see death before he had seen(N) the Lord’s Christ. 27And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when(O) the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28he took him up in his arms and(P) blessed God and said,
 29"Lord, now you are letting your servant[a] depart(Q) in peace,
   (R) according to your word; 30for(S) my eyes have seen your(T) salvation
 31(U) that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32(V) a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
   and(W) for glory to(X) your people Israel."

 33And(Y) his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is appointed(Z) for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign(AA) that is opposed 35(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."

 36And there was(AB) a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.[b] She did not depart from the temple,(AC) worshiping with(AD) fasting and prayer night and day. 38And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were(AE) waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

The Return to Nazareth
 39And when they had performed everything according to(AF) the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of(AG) Nazareth. 40(AH) And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

Footnotes:Luke 2:29 Greek bondservant Luke 2:37 Or as a widow for eighty-four years
Cross references:Luke 2:21 : Luke 1:59 Luke 2:21 : Luke 1:31; Matt 1:21, 25 Luke 2:22 : Lev 12; Luke 2:21, 27; Gal 4:4 Luke 2:22 : 1 Sam 1:22, 24 Luke 2:23 : Luke 2:39; Exodus 13:9; 2 Chr 31:3 Luke 2:23 : Exodus 13:2, 12 Luke 2:24 : Luke 2:23 Luke 2:24 : Lev 12:8 Luke 2:25 : Luke 1:6 Luke 2:25 : Acts 2:5; 8:2; 22:12 Luke 2:25 : Luke 2:38; Luke 23:51; Isa 25:9; Mark 15:43; Gen 49:18 Luke 2:25 : Isa 40:1; 57:18 Luke 2:26 : Psalm 89:48; John 8:51; Heb 11:5; Acts 2:27 Luke 2:26 : Luke 9:20; 23:35; 1 Sam 24:6 Luke 2:27 : Luke 2:33, 41, 43, 48-51 Luke 2:28 : Luke 1:64 Luke 2:29 : Gen 15:15 Luke 2:29 : Luke 2:26 Luke 2:30 : Isa 52:10 Luke 2:30 : Luke 3:6 Luke 2:31 : Psalm 98:2; Luke 24:47 Luke 2:32 : Isa 42:6; 49:6; 52:10; 60:3; John 8:12; Acts 13:47; 26:23 Luke 2:32 : Isa 45:25; 46:13 Luke 2:32 : Luke 2:10 Luke 2:33 : Luke 2:27 Luke 2:34 : Isa 8:14; Matt 21:44; John 9:39; 1 Cor 1:23, 24; 2 Cor 2:16; 1 Pet 2:8, 9 Luke 2:34 : Acts 28:22 Luke 2:36 : Exodus 15:20 Luke 2:37 : 1 Tim 5:5 Luke 2:37 : Luke 5:33; Matt 6:16-18; Acts 13:2; 14:23; 2 Cor 6:5; 11:27 Luke 2:38 : Luke 2:25; Luke 1:68 Luke 2:39 : Luke 2:23 Luke 2:39 : Luke 2:4 Luke 2:40 : Luke 1:80


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