January 15th, 2019

Tuesday of The Baptism of Our Lord


First Reading: Ezek. 37:15-28


I Will Be Their God, They Shall Be My People

 15The word of the LORD came to me: 16(A) "Son of man,(B) take a stick[a] and write on it, 'For(C) Judah, and(D) the people of Israel associated with him'; then take another stick and write on it, 'For(E) Joseph (the stick of Ephraim) and all the house of Israel associated with him.' 17And(F) join them one to another into one stick, that(G) they may become(H) one in your hand. 18And when(I) your people say to you,(J) 'Will you not tell us what you mean by these?' 19say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am about to take(K) the stick of Joseph (that is in the hand of Ephraim) and the tribes of Israel associated with him. And I will join with it the(L) stick of Judah,[b] and(M) make them one stick, that they may be one in my hand. 20When the sticks on which you write are in your hand(N) before their eyes, 21then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold,(O) I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own land. 22And(P) I will make them one nation in the land, on(Q) the mountains of Israel. And(R) one king shall be king over them all, and they shall be no longer(S) two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms. 23(T) They shall not(U) defile themselves anymore(V) with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. But(W) I will save them from all the backslidings[c] in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them; and(X) they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

 24"My servant(Y) David(Z) shall be king over them, and they shall all have(AA) one shepherd.(AB) They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes. 25(AC) They shall dwell in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob, where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children shall dwell there(AD) forever, and David my servant shall be their prince(AE) forever. 26(AF) I will make a covenant of peace with them. It shall be(AG) an everlasting covenant with them. And I will set them in their land[d] and(AH) multiply them, and will(AI) set my sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27(AJ) My dwelling place shall be with them,(AK) and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28Then(AL) the nations will know that(AM) I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when(AN) my sanctuary is in their midst forevermore."

Footnotes:Ezekiel 37:16 Or one piece of wood; also verses 17, 19, 20 Ezekiel 37:19 Hebrew And I will place them on it, the stick of Judah Ezekiel 37:23 Many Hebrew manuscripts; other Hebrew manuscripts dwellings Ezekiel 37:26 Hebrew lacks in their land
Cross references:Ezekiel 37:16 : Ezekiel 2:1 Ezekiel 37:16 : Num 17:2 Ezekiel 37:16 : Zech 10:6 Ezekiel 37:16 : 2 Chr 11:12, 13, 16; 15:9; 30:11, 18 Ezekiel 37:16 : Gen 48:13, 14, 19; Hos 5:3, 5 Ezekiel 37:17 : Ezekiel 37:22, 24 Ezekiel 37:17 : Isa 11:13 Ezekiel 37:17 : Ezekiel 35:10 Ezekiel 37:18 : Ezekiel 33:2 Ezekiel 37:18 : Ezekiel 12:9 Ezekiel 37:19 : Ezekiel 37:16 Ezekiel 37:19 : Ezekiel 37:17 Ezekiel 37:19 : Ezekiel 37:17 Ezekiel 37:20 : Ezekiel 12:3 Ezekiel 37:21 : Ezekiel 37:25; Ezekiel 36:24; Ezekiel 11:17 Ezekiel 37:22 : Ezekiel 37:17; Jer 50:4 Ezekiel 37:22 : Ezekiel 6:2 Ezekiel 37:22 : Ezekiel 37:24, 25; Ezekiel 34:24 Ezekiel 37:22 : Ezekiel 35:10 Ezekiel 37:23 : Ezekiel 36:25 Ezekiel 37:23 : Ezekiel 14:11 Ezekiel 37:23 : Ezekiel 36:25 Ezekiel 37:23 : Ezekiel 36:29 Ezekiel 37:23 : Ezekiel 34:24, 30; 2 Cor 6:16; Rev 21:3; Exodus 29:45; Lev 26:12 Ezekiel 37:24 : Ezekiel 34:23 Ezekiel 37:24 : Jer 23:5 Ezekiel 37:24 : Ezekiel 37:22 Ezekiel 37:24 : Ezekiel 36:27 Ezekiel 37:25 : Ezekiel 28:25 Ezekiel 37:25 : Isa 60:21; Joel 3:20; Amos 9:15 Ezekiel 37:25 : John 12:34 Ezekiel 37:26 : Ezekiel 34:25 Ezekiel 37:26 : Isa 55:3 Ezekiel 37:26 : Ezekiel 36:10 Ezekiel 37:26 : Ezekiel 37:28; Ezekiel 43:7; Ezekiel 11:16 Ezekiel 37:27 : Lev 26:11; Rev 21:3 Ezekiel 37:27 : Ezekiel 37:23 Ezekiel 37:28 : Ezekiel 36:23 Ezekiel 37:28 : Ezekiel 20:12 Ezekiel 37:28 : Ezekiel 37:26


Second Reading: Rom. 6:1-23


Dead to Sin, Alive to God

 1What shall we say then?(A) Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can(B) we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us(C) who have been baptized(D) into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were(E) buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as(F) Christ was raised from the dead by(G) the glory of the Father, we too might walk in(H) newness of life.

 5For(I) if we have been united with him in(J) a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that(K) our old self[a](L) was crucified with him in order that(M) the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For(N) one who has died(O) has been set free[b] from sin. 8Now(P) if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that(Q) Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again;(R) death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin,(S) once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves(T) dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

 12Let not(U) sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13(V) Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but(W) present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14For(X) sin(Y) will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Slaves to Righteousness

 15What then?(Z) Are we to sin(AA) because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16Do you not know that if you present yourselves(AB) to anyone as obedient slaves,[c] you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But(AC) thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the(AD) standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18and,(AE) having been set free from sin,(AF) have become slaves of righteousness. 19(AG) I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For(AH) just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members(AI) as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

 20(AJ) For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21(AK) But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things(AL) of which you are now ashamed?(AM) For the end of those things is death. 22But now that you(AN) have been set free from sin and(AO) have become slaves of God,(AP) the fruit you get leads to sanctification and(AQ) its end, eternal life. 23(AR) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Footnotes:Romans 6:6 Greek man Romans 6:7 Greek has been justified Romans 6:16 Greek bondservants. Twice in this verse and verse 19; also once in verses 17, 20
Cross references:Romans 6:1 : Romans 6:15; Romans 3:8 Romans 6:2 : Romans 6:11; Romans 7:4, 6; Gal 2:19; Col 2:20; 3:3; 1 Pet 2:24 Romans 6:3 : Gal 3:27 Romans 6:3 : Matt 28:19 Romans 6:4 : Col 2:12 Romans 6:4 : Romans 6:9; Romans 8:11; Acts 2:24 Romans 6:4 : John 11:40; 2 Cor 13:4 Romans 6:4 : 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 6:15; Eph 4:23, 24; Col 3:10; Romans 7:6 Romans 6:5 : 2 Cor 4:10 Romans 6:5 : Phil 3:10, 11; Col 2:12; 3:1 Romans 6:6 : Eph 4:22; Col 3:9 Romans 6:6 : Gal 2:20; 5:24; 6:14 Romans 6:6 : Romans 7:24 Romans 6:7 : 1 Pet 4:1 Romans 6:7 : Romans 6:18 Romans 6:8 : 2 Tim 2:11; 2 Cor 4:10; 13:4 Romans 6:9 : Acts 13:34; Rev 1:18 Romans 6:9 : Romans 5:14, 17 Romans 6:10 : Heb 7:27 Romans 6:11 : Romans 6:2 Romans 6:12 : Romans 6:14; Psalm 19:13; 119:133; Mic 7:19; 2 Cor 5:17 Romans 6:13 : Romans 7:5; Col 3:5 Romans 6:13 : Romans 12:1; 1 Pet 2:24; 4:2 Romans 6:14 : Romans 8:2, 12 Romans 6:14 : Romans 6:12 Romans 6:15 : Romans 6:1 Romans 6:15 : 1 Cor 9:21 Romans 6:16 : Romans 6:20; Matt 6:24; John 8:34 Romans 6:17 : Romans 1:8 Romans 6:17 : 2 Tim 1:13 Romans 6:18 : Romans 6:22; Romans 8:2; Romans 6:7; John 8:32 Romans 6:18 : Romans 6:22 Romans 6:19 : Romans 3:5 Romans 6:19 : Romans 6:13 Romans 6:19 : 1 Cor 9:27 Romans 6:20 : Romans 6:16 Romans 6:21 : Romans 7:5; Jer 12:13 Romans 6:21 : 2 Cor 4:2 Romans 6:21 : Romans 1:32; 8:6, 13; Prov 14:12; Gal 6:8 Romans 6:22 : Romans 6:18 Romans 6:22 : 1 Cor 7:22; 1 Pet 2:16 Romans 6:22 : Romans 7:4 Romans 6:22 : 1 Pet 1:9 Romans 6:23 : Romans 2:7; Romans 5:12


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