February 4th, 2019

Monday of Epiphany 4


First Reading: Job 1:1-22


Job’s Character and Wealth

 1There was a man in the land of(A) Uz whose name was(B) Job, and that man was(C) blameless and upright, one who(D) feared God and(E) turned away from evil. 2There were born to him(F) seven sons and three daughters. 3He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all(G) the people of the east. 4His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and(H) consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and(I) offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, "It may be that my children have sinned, and(J) cursed[a] God in their hearts." Thus Job did continually.

Satan Allowed to Test Job

 6Now there was a day when(K) the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and(L) Satan[b] also came among them. 7The LORD said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Satan answered the LORD and said, "From(M) going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." 8And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you(N) considered my(O) servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth,(P) a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?" 9Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for no reason? 10Have you not put(Q) a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have(R) blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11But(S) stretch out your hand and(T) touch all that he has, and he will(U) curse you(V) to your face." 12And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand." So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

Satan Takes Job’s Property and Children

 13Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 14and there came a messenger to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15and(W) the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants[c] with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you." 16While he was yet speaking, there came another and said,(X) "The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you." 17While he was yet speaking, there came another and said,(Y) "The Chaldeans formed(Z) three groups and made a raid on the camels and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you." 18While he was yet speaking, there came another and said,(AA) "Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19and behold, a great wind came across(AB) the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

 20Then Job arose and(AC) tore his(AD) robe and(AE) shaved his head(AF) and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21And he said,(AG) "Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I(AH) return. The LORD(AI) gave, and the LORD has taken away;(AJ) blessed be the name of the LORD."

 22(AK) In all this Job did not sin or charge God with(AL) wrong.

Footnotes:Job 1:5 The Hebrew word bless is used euphemistically for curse in 1:5, 11; 2:5, 9 Job 1:6 Hebrew the Adversary; so throughout chapters 1–2 Job 1:15 Hebrew the young men; also verses 16, 17
Cross references:Job 1:1 : Jer 25:20; Lam 4:21 Job 1:1 : Ezek 14:14, 20; James 5:11 Job 1:1 : Job 1:8; Job 2:3; Job 9:20; Gen 6:9; 17:1 Job 1:1 : Job 4:6; Prov 16:6 Job 1:1 : Job 28:28; Psalm 34:14 Job 1:2 : Job 42:13 Job 1:3 : Judg 6:3 Job 1:5 : 1 Sam 16:5 Job 1:5 : Job 42:8; Gen 8:20 Job 1:5 : Job 2:5; Psalm 10:3 Job 1:6 : Job 2:1; 38:7; Gen 6:2, 4 Job 1:6 : 1 Chr 21:1; Zech 3:1; Rev 12:9, 10 Job 1:7 : Job 2:2; 1 Pet 5:8 Job 1:8 : Job 2:3 Job 1:8 : Num 12:7; 2 Sam 7:5; Isa 20:3 Job 1:8 : Job 1:1 Job 1:10 : Psalm 3:3; 34:7 Job 1:10 : Psalm 128:1, 2 Job 1:11 : Job 2:5 Job 1:11 : Job 19:21; Isa 53:4 (Heb) Job 1:11 : Job 1:5 Job 1:11 : Isa 65:3 Job 1:15 : Job 6:19; 1 Kgs 10:1 Job 1:16 : 2 Kgs 1:12 Job 1:17 : Gen 11:28; 2 Kgs 24:2 Job 1:17 : Judg 7:16; 1 Sam 11:11 Job 1:18 : Job 1:4, 13 Job 1:19 : Isa 21:1; Jer 4:11; Hos 13:15 Job 1:20 : Gen 37:29 Job 1:20 : Ezra 9:3 Job 1:20 : Jer 7:29 Job 1:20 : 1 Pet 5:6 Job 1:21 : Eccles 5:15; Psalm 49:17; 1 Tim 6:7 Job 1:21 : Gen 3:19; Psalm 90:3; Eccles 12:7 Job 1:21 : Eccles 5:19; James 1:17 Job 1:21 : Psalm 113:2; Dan 2:20; Eph 5:20; 1 Thess 5:18 Job 1:22 : Job 2:10 Job 1:22 : Job 24:12


Second Reading: John 1:1-18


The Word Became Flesh

 1(A) In the beginning was(B) the Word, and(C) the Word was with God, and(D) the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3(E) All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4(F) In him was life,[a] and(G) the life was the light of men. 5(H) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

 6There was a man(I) sent from God, whose name was(J) John. 7He came as a(K) witness, to bear witness about the light,(L) that all might believe through him. 8(M) He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

 9(N) The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet(O) the world did not know him. 11He came to(P) his own,[b] and(Q) his own people[c](R) did not receive him. 12But to all who did receive him,(S) who believed in his name,(T) he gave the right(U) to become(V) children of God, 13who(W) were born,(X) not of blood(Y) nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

 14And(Z) the Word(AA) became flesh and(AB) dwelt among us,(AC) and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of(AD) grace and(AE) truth. 15((AF) John bore witness about him, and cried out, "This was he of whom I said,(AG) 'He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'") 16And from(AH) his fullness we have all received,(AI) grace upon grace. 17For(AJ) the law was given through Moses;(AK) grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18(AL) No one has ever seen God;(AM) the only God,[d] who is at the Father’s side,[e](AN) he has made him known.

Footnotes:John 1:4 Or was not any thing made. That which has been made was life in him John 1:11 Greek to his own things; that is, to his own domain, or to his own people John 1:11 People is implied in Greek John 1:18 Or the only One, who is God; some manuscripts the only Son John 1:18 Greek in the bosom of the Father
Cross references:John 1:1 : Gen 1:1; Col 1:17; 1 John 1:1; Rev 1:4, 8, 17; 3:14; 21:6; 22:13 John 1:1 : Rev 19:13; Heb 4:12; 1 John 1:1 John 1:1 : 1 John 1:2; John 17:5 John 1:1 : Phil 2:6 John 1:3 : John 1:10; Psalm 33:6; 1 Cor 8:6; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2 John 1:4 : John 5:26; 11:25; 1 John 1:2; 5:11 John 1:4 : John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46 John 1:5 : John 3:19 John 1:6 : John 1:33; John 3:28; Mal 3:1 John 1:6 : Matt 3:1; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:2 John 1:7 : John 3:26; 5:33 John 1:7 : Acts 19:4 John 1:8 : John 1:20 John 1:9 : Isa 49:6; 1 John 2:8 John 1:10 : John 16:3; 1 John 3:1 John 1:11 : Matt 21:38 John 1:11 : John 13:1 John 1:11 : John 5:43; John 3:11, 32 John 1:12 : 1 John 5:13 John 1:12 : 1 John 5:1 John 1:12 : 1 John 3:1; Matt 5:45 John 1:12 : Gal 3:26; John 11:52 John 1:13 : James 1:18; John 3:3; 1 Pet 1:3 John 1:13 : 1 Pet 1:23 John 1:13 : John 3:6 John 1:14 : John 1:1 John 1:14 : Rom 1:3; 8:3; Gal 4:4; Phil 2:7, 8; Col 1:22; 1 Tim 3:16; Heb 2:14; 1 John 4:2; 2 John 7; John 6:51 John 1:14 : Rev 7:15; 21:3 John 1:14 : John 2:11; Luke 9:32; 2 Pet 1:16, 17; 1 John 1:1; 4:14 John 1:14 : John 1:7 John 1:14 : John 14:6 John 1:15 : John 1:7 John 1:15 : John 1:27, 30; Matt 3:11 John 1:16 : Eph 1:23; 3:19; 4:13; Col 1:19; 2:9 John 1:16 : Matt 25:29 John 1:17 : John 7:19; Exodus 20:1 John 1:17 : John 1:14; Rom 5:21 John 1:18 : John 5:37; 6:46; Exodus 33:20; Col 1:15; 1 Tim 6:16; 1 John 4:12, 20; John 12:45 John 1:18 : John 1:14; John 3:16 John 1:18 : Matt 11:27; John 3:32


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