February 9th, 2019

Saturday of Epiphany 4


First Reading: Job 6:1-13


 1But Job answered and said,

 2Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

 3For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

 4For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

 5Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

 6Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

 7The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

 8Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

 9Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

 10Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

 11What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?

 12Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

 13Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?



Second Reading: John 3:1-21


 1There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

 2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

 3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

 9Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

 10Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

 11Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

 12If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

 13And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

 15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.



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