February 6th, 2019

Wednesday of Epiphany 4


First Reading: Job 3:11-26



    11"(A)Why did I not die at birth,
         Come forth from the womb and expire?
    12"Why did the knees receive me,
         And why the breasts, that I should suck?
    13"For now I (B)would have lain down and been quiet;
         I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,
    14With (C)kings and with (D)counselors of the earth,
         Who rebuilt (E)ruins for themselves;
    15Or with (F)princes (G)who had gold,
         Who were filling their houses with silver.
    16"Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be,
         As infants that never saw light.
    17"There the wicked cease from raging,
         And there the weary are at (H)rest.
    18"The prisoners are at ease together;
         They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.
    19"The small and the great are there,
         And the slave is free from his master.
    20"Why is (I)light given to him who suffers,
         And life to the bitter of soul,
    21Who (J)long for death, but there is none,
         And dig for it more than for (K)hidden treasures,
    22Who rejoice greatly,
         And exult when they find the grave?
    23"Why is light given to a man (L)whose way is hidden,
         And whom (M)God has hedged in?
    24"For (N)my groaning comes at the sight of my food,
         And (O)my cries pour out like water.
    25"For (P)what I fear comes upon me,
         And what I dread befalls me.
    26"I (Q)am not at ease, nor am I quiet,
         And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes."

Cross references:Job 3:11 : Job 10:18, 19 Job 3:13 : Job 3:13-19; 7:8-10, 21; 10:21, 22; 14:10-15, 20-22; 16:22; 17:13-16; 19:25-27; 21:13, 23-26; 24:19, 20; 26:5, 6; 34:22 Job 3:14 : Job 12:18 Job 3:14 : Job 12:17 Job 3:14 : Job 15:28; Is 58:12 Job 3:15 : Job 12:21 Job 3:15 : Job 27:16, 17 Job 3:17 : Job 17:16 Job 3:20 : Jer 20:18 Job 3:21 : Rev 9:6 Job 3:21 : Prov 2:4 Job 3:23 : Job 19:6, 8, 12 Job 3:23 : Job 19:8; Ps 88:8; Lam 3:7 Job 3:24 : Job 6:7; 33:20 Job 3:24 : Job 30:16; Ps 42:4 Job 3:25 : Job 9:28; 30:15 Job 3:26 : Job 7:13, 14


Second Reading: John 1:35-51


Jesus' Public Ministry, First Converts

 35Again (A)the next day John was standing with two of his disciples,

 36and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, "Behold, (B)the Lamb of God!"

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

 38And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "(C)Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?"

 39He said to them, "Come, and you will see." So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the [a]tenth hour.

 40(D)One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

 41He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the (E)Messiah" (which translated means Christ).

 42He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of (F)John; you shall be called (G)Cephas" (which is translated (H)Peter).

 43(I)The next day He purposed to go into (J)Galilee, and He found (K)Philip And Jesus said to him, "(L)Follow Me."

 44Now (M)Philip was from (N)Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.

 45(O)Philip found (P)Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom (Q)Moses in the Law and also (R)the Prophets wrote--Jesus of (S)Nazareth, (T)the son of Joseph."

 46Nathanael said to him, "(U)Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" (V)Philip said to him, "Come and see."

 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, "Behold, an (W)Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!"

 48Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before (X)Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."

 49Nathanael answered Him, "(Y)Rabbi, You are (Z)the Son of God; You are the (AA)King of Israel."

 50Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these."

 51And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see (AB)the heavens opened and (AC)the angels of God ascending and descending on (AD)the Son of Man."

Footnotes:John 1:39 Perhaps 10 a.m. (Roman time)
Cross references:John 1:35 : John 1:29 John 1:36 : John 1:29 John 1:38 : Matt 23:7; John 1:49 John 1:40 : Matt 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:2-11; John 1:40-42 John 1:41 : Dan 9:25; John 4:25 John 1:42 : Matt 16:17; John 21:15-17 John 1:42 : 1 Cor 1:12; 3:22; 9:5; 15:5; Gal 1:18; 2:9, 11, 14 John 1:42 : Matt 16:18 John 1:43 : John 1:29, 35 John 1:43 : Matt 4:12; John 1:28; 2:11 John 1:43 : Matt 10:3; John 1:44-48; 6:5, 7; 12:21; 14:8 John 1:43 : Matt 8:22 John 1:44 : Matt 10:3; John 1:44-48; 6:5, 7; 12:21; 14:8 John 1:44 : Matt 11:21 John 1:45 : Matt 10:3; John 1:44-48; 6:5, 7; 12:21; 14:8 John 1:45 : John 1:46-49; 21:2 John 1:45 : Luke 24:27 John 1:45 : Luke 24:27 John 1:45 : Matt 2:23 John 1:45 : Luke 2:48; 3:23; 4:22; John 6:42 John 1:46 : John 7:41, 52 John 1:46 : Matt 10:3; John 1:44-48; 6:5, 7; 12:21; 14:8 John 1:47 : Rom 9:4 John 1:48 : Matt 10:3; John 1:44-48; 6:5, 7; 12:21; 14:8 John 1:49 : John 1:38 John 1:49 : John 1:34 John 1:49 : Matt 2:2; 27:42; Mark 15:32; John 12:13 John 1:51 : Ezek 1:1; Matt 3:16; Luke 3:21; Acts 7:56; 10:11; Rev 19:11 John 1:51 : Gen 28:12 John 1:51 : Matt 8:20


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