February 12th, 2019

Tuesday of Transfiguration


First Reading: Job 8:1-22


 1Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

 2How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

 3Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

 4If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;

 5If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;

 6If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

 7Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

 8For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

 9(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

 10Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

 11Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

 12Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

 13So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

 14Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

 15He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

 16He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.

 17His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.

 18If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.

 19Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

 20Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

 21Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.

 22They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.



Second Reading: John 4:27-45


 27And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

 28The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

 29Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

 30Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

 31In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.

 32But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.

 33Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

 34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

 35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

 37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

 39And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

 40So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.

 41And many more believed because of his own word;

 42And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

 43Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.

 44For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

 45Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.



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