February 8th, 2019

Friday of Epiphany 4

First Reading: Job 5:1-27

 1Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?

 2For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

 3I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

 4His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

 5Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

 6Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

 7Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

 8I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

 9Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

 10Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

 11To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

 12He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

 13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

 14They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

 15But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

 16So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

 17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

 18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

 19He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

 20In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

 21Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

 22At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

 23For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

 24And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

 25Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

 26Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.

 27Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Second Reading: John 2:13-25

 13And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

 14And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

 15And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;

 16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

 17And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

 18Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

 19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

 20Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

 21But he spake of the temple of his body.

 22When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

 23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

 24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

 25And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.


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