February 6th, 2019

Wednesday of Epiphany 4

First Reading: Job 3:11-26

 11Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

 12Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

 13For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

 14With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;

 15Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

 16Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

 17There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

 18There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

 19The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

 20Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

 21Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

 22Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

 23Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

 24For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

 25For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

 26I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

Second Reading: John 1:35-51

 35Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

 36And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

 37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

 38Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?

 39He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.

 40One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

 41He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

 42And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

 43The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

 44Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

 45Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

 46And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

 48Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

 49Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

 50Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

 51And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.


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