January 29th, 2019

Tuesday of Epiphany 3


First Reading: Zech. 8:1-23


The Coming Peace and Prosperity of Zion

 1Then the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying,

 2"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I am (A)exceedingly jealous for Zion, yes, with great wrath I am jealous for her.'

 3"Thus says the LORD, 'I will return to Zion and will (B)dwell in the midst of Jerusalem Then Jerusalem will be called the City of (C)Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts will be called the Holy Mountain.'

 4"Thus says the LORD of hosts, '(D)Old men and old women will again sit in the [a]streets of Jerusalem, each man with his staff in his hand because of age.

 5'And the [b]streets of the city will be filled with (E)boys and girls playing in its streets.'

 6"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'If it is (F)too difficult in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, will it also be (G)too difficult in My sight?' declares the LORD of hosts.

 7"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to save My people from the land of the (H)east and from the land of the west;

 8and I will (I)bring them back and they will (J)live in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be (K)My people, and I will be their God in truth and righteousness.'

 9"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Let your hands be (L)strong, you who are listening in these days to these words from the mouth of the (M)prophets, those who spoke in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, to the end that the temple might be built.

 10'For before those days there was (N)no wage for man or any wage for animal; and for him who went out or came in there was no (O)peace because of his enemies, and I (P)set all men one against another.

 11'But now I will (Q)not treat the remnant of this people as in the former days,' declares the LORD of hosts.

 12'For there will be (R)peace for the seed: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce and the heavens will give their (S)dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit (T)all these things.

 13'It will come about that just as you were a (U)curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a (V)blessing Do not fear; let your (W)hands be strong.'

 14"For thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Just as I (X)purposed to do harm to you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and I have not (Y)relented,

 15so I have again purposed in these days to (Z)do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah (AA)Do not fear!

 16'These are the things which you should do: speak the (AB)truth to one another; (AC)judge with truth and judgment for peace in your [c]gates.

 17'Also let none of you (AD)devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love (AE)perjury; for all these are what I (AF)hate,' declares the LORD."

 18Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,

 19"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'The fast of the (AG)fourth, the fast of the (AH)fifth, the fast of the (AI)seventh and the fast of the (AJ)tenth months will become (AK)joy, gladness, and cheerful feasts for the house of Judah; so (AL)love truth and peace.'

 20"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'It will yet be that (AM)peoples will come, even the inhabitants of many cities.

 21'The inhabitants of one will go to another, saying, "Let us go at once to (AN)entreat the favor of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I will also go."

 22'So (AO)many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to (AP)entreat the favor of the LORD.'

 23"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'In those days ten men from all the nations will (AQ)grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you."'"

Footnotes:Zechariah 8:4 Or squares Zechariah 8:5 Or squares Zechariah 8:16 I.e. the place where court was held
Cross references:Zechariah 8:2 : Zech 1:14 Zechariah 8:3 : Zech 2:10, 11 Zechariah 8:3 : Zech 8:16, 19 Zechariah 8:4 : Is 65:20 Zechariah 8:5 : Jer 30:19, 20; 31:12, 13 Zechariah 8:6 : Ps 118:23; 126:1-3 Zechariah 8:6 : Jer 32:17, 27 Zechariah 8:7 : Ps 107:3; Is 11:11; 27:12, 13; 43:5 Zechariah 8:8 : Zeph 3:20; Zech 10:10 Zechariah 8:8 : Jer 3:17; Ezek 37:25 Zechariah 8:8 : Ezek 11:20; 36:28; Zech 2:11 Zechariah 8:9 : 1 Chr 22:13; Is 35:4; Hag 2:4 Zechariah 8:9 : Ezra 5:1; 6:14 Zechariah 8:10 : Hag 2:15-19 Zechariah 8:10 : 2 Chr 15:5 Zechariah 8:10 : Is 19:2; Amos 3:6; 9:4 Zechariah 8:11 : Ps 103:9; Is 12:1; Hag 2:19 Zechariah 8:12 : Lev 26:3-6 Zechariah 8:12 : Gen 27:28; Deut 33:13, 28; Hos 13:3 Zechariah 8:12 : Is 61:7; Obad 17 Zechariah 8:13 : Jer 29:18; Dan 9:11 Zechariah 8:13 : Ps 72:17; Is 19:24, 25; Ezek 34:26; Zech 14:11 Zechariah 8:13 : Zech 8:9 Zechariah 8:14 : Jer 31:28 Zechariah 8:14 : Jer 4:28; Ezek 24:14 Zechariah 8:15 : Jer 29:11; Mic 7:18-20 Zechariah 8:15 : Zech 8:13 Zechariah 8:16 : Ps 15:2; Prov 12:17-19; Zech 8:3; Eph 4:25 Zechariah 8:16 : Is 9:7; 11:4, 5; Zech 7:9 Zechariah 8:17 : Prov 3:29; Jer 4:14; Zech 7:10 Zechariah 8:17 : Zech 5:4; Mal 3:5 Zechariah 8:17 : Prov 6:16-19; Hab 1:13 Zechariah 8:19 : 2 Kin 25:3, 4; Jer 39:2 Zechariah 8:19 : Zech 7:3, 5 Zechariah 8:19 : 2 Kin 25:25; Zech 7:5 Zechariah 8:19 : Jer 52:4 Zechariah 8:19 : Ps 30:11; Is 12:1 Zechariah 8:19 : Zech 8:16; Luke 1:74, 75 Zechariah 8:20 : Ps 117:1; Jer 16:19; Mic 4:2, 3; Zech 2:11; 14:16 Zechariah 8:21 : Zech 7:2 Zechariah 8:22 : Is 2:2, 3; 25:7; 49:6, 22, 23; 60:3-12 Zechariah 8:22 : Zech 8:21 Zechariah 8:23 : Is 45:14, 24; 60:14


Second Reading: 2 Tim. 1:1-18


Timothy Charged to Guard His Trust

 1Paul, (A)an apostle of (B)Christ Jesus (C)by the will of God, according to the promise of (D)life in Christ Jesus,

 2To (E)Timothy, my beloved (F)son: (G)Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

 3(H)I thank God, whom I (I)serve with a (J)clear conscience the way my forefathers did, (K)as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day,

 4(L)longing to see you, (M)even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.

 5For I am mindful of the (N)sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and (O)your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.

 6For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh (P)the gift of God which is in you through (Q)the laying on of my hands.

 7For God has not given us a (R)spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

 8Therefore (S)do not be ashamed of the (T)testimony of our Lord or of me (U)His prisoner, but join with me in (V)suffering for the (W)gospel according to the power of God,

 9who has (X)saved us and (Y)called us with a holy (Z)calling, (AA)not according to our works, but according to His own (AB)purpose and grace which was granted us in (AC)Christ Jesus from (AD)all eternity,

 10but (AE)now has been revealed by the (AF)appearing of our Savior (AG)Christ Jesus, who (AH)abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

 11(AI)for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.

 12For this reason I also suffer these things, but (AJ)I am not ashamed; for I know (AK)whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to (AL)guard what I have entrusted to Him until (AM)that day.

 13(AN)Retain the (AO)standard of (AP)sound words (AQ)which you have heard from me, in the (AR)faith and love which are in (AS)Christ Jesus.

 14Guard, through the Holy Spirit who (AT)dwells in us, the (AU)treasure which has been entrusted to you.

 15You are aware of the fact that all who are in (AV)Asia (AW)turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.

 16The Lord grant mercy to (AX)the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and (AY)was not ashamed of my (AZ)chains;

 17but when he was in Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me--

 18the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord on (BA)that day--and you know very well what services he rendered at (BB)Ephesus.

Cross references:2 Timothy 1:1 : 2 Cor 1:1 2 Timothy 1:1 : Gal 3:26 2 Timothy 1:1 : 1 Cor 1:1 2 Timothy 1:1 : 1 Tim 6:19 2 Timothy 1:2 : Acts 16:1; 1 Tim 1:2 2 Timothy 1:2 : 1 Tim 1:2; 2 Tim 2:1; Titus 1:4 2 Timothy 1:2 : Rom 1:7 2 Timothy 1:3 : Rom 1:8 2 Timothy 1:3 : Acts 24:14 2 Timothy 1:3 : Acts 23:1; 24:16; 1 Tim 1:5 2 Timothy 1:3 : Rom 1:9 2 Timothy 1:4 : 2 Tim 4:9, 21 2 Timothy 1:4 : Acts 20:37 2 Timothy 1:5 : 1 Tim 1:5 2 Timothy 1:5 : Acts 16:1; 2 Tim 3:15 2 Timothy 1:6 : 1 Tim 4:14 2 Timothy 1:6 : 1 Tim 4:14 2 Timothy 1:7 : John 14:27; Rom 8:15 2 Timothy 1:8 : Mark 8:38; Rom 1:16; 2 Tim 1:12, 16 2 Timothy 1:8 : 1 Cor 1:6 2 Timothy 1:8 : Eph 3:1; 2 Tim 1:16 2 Timothy 1:8 : 2 Tim 2:3, 9; 4:5 2 Timothy 1:8 : 2 Tim 1:10; 2:8 2 Timothy 1:9 : Rom 11:14 2 Timothy 1:9 : Rom 8:28-ff 2 Timothy 1:9 : Rom 11:29 2 Timothy 1:9 : Eph 2:9 2 Timothy 1:9 : Rom 8:28-ff 2 Timothy 1:9 : 2 Tim 1:1 2 Timothy 1:9 : Rom 16:25; Eph 1:4; Titus 1:2 2 Timothy 1:10 : Rom 16:26 2 Timothy 1:10 : 2 Thess 2:8; 2 Tim 4:1, 8; Titus 2:11 2 Timothy 1:10 : 2 Tim 1:1 2 Timothy 1:10 : 1 Cor 15:26; Heb 2:14 2 Timothy 1:11 : 1 Tim 2:7 2 Timothy 1:12 : 2 Tim 1:8, 16 2 Timothy 1:12 : Titus 3:8 2 Timothy 1:12 : 1 Tim 6:20; 2 Tim 1:14 2 Timothy 1:12 : 1 Cor 1:8; 3:13; 2 Tim 1:18; 4:8 2 Timothy 1:13 : 2 Tim 3:14; Titus 1:9 2 Timothy 1:13 : Rom 2:20; 6:17 2 Timothy 1:13 : 1 Tim 1:10 2 Timothy 1:13 : 2 Tim 2:2 2 Timothy 1:13 : 1 Tim 1:14 2 Timothy 1:13 : 2 Tim 1:1 2 Timothy 1:14 : Rom 8:9 2 Timothy 1:14 : 1 Tim 6:20; 2 Tim 1:12 2 Timothy 1:15 : Acts 2:9 2 Timothy 1:15 : 2 Tim 4:10, 11, 16 2 Timothy 1:16 : 2 Tim 4:19 2 Timothy 1:16 : 2 Tim 1:8 2 Timothy 1:16 : Eph 6:20 2 Timothy 1:18 : 1 Cor 1:8; 3:13; 2 Tim 1:12; 4:8 2 Timothy 1:18 : Acts 18:19; 1 Tim 1:3


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