February 11th, 2019

Monday of Transfiguration

  1. First Reading
  2. Second Reading

First Reading · Job 7:1-21

Job: My Suffering Is Comfortless

 1 “Is there not a time of hard service for man on earth?
      Are not his days also like the days of a hired man?

 2 Like a servant who earnestly desires the shade,
      And like a hired man who eagerly looks for his wages,

 3 So I have been allotted months of futility,
      And wearisome nights have been appointed to me.

 4 When I lie down, I say, ‘When shall I arise,
      And the night be ended?’
      For I have had my fill of tossing till dawn.

 5 My flesh is caked with worms and dust,
      My skin is cracked and breaks out afresh.

 6 “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,
      And are spent without hope.

 7 Oh, remember that my life is a breath!
      My eye will never again see good.

 8 The eye of him who sees me will see me no more;
      While your eyes are upon me, I shall no longer be.

 9 As the cloud disappears and vanishes away,
      So he who goes down to the grave does not come up.

 10 He shall never return to his house,
      Nor shall his place know him anymore.

 11 “ Therefore I will not restrain my mouth;
      I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;
      I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

 12 Am I a sea, or a sea serpent,
      That You set a guard over me?

 13 When I say, ‘My bed will comfort me,
      My couch will ease my complaint,’

 14 Then You scare me with dreams
      And terrify me with visions,

 15 So that my soul chooses strangling
      And death rather than my body.[a]

 16 I loathe my life;
      I would not live forever.
      Let me alone,
      For my days are but a breath.

 17 “What is man, that You should exalt him,
      That You should set Your heart on him,

 18 That You should visit him every morning,
      And test him every moment?

 19 How long?
      Will You not look away from me,
      And let me alone till I swallow my saliva?

 20 Have I sinned?
      What have I done to You, O watcher of men?
      Why have You set me as Your target,
      So that I am a burden to myself?[b]

 21 Why then do You not pardon my transgression,
      And take away my iniquity?
      For now I will lie down in the dust,
      And You will seek me diligently,
      But I will no longer be.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.


Second Reading · John 4:7-26

7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. 9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” 13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” 15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.” 19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.



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