February 13th, 2019

Aquila, Priscilla, Apollos

First Reading: Job 9:1-35

Job Replies: There Is No Arbiter

 1Then Job answered and said:
 2"Truly I know that it is so:
   But how can a man be(A) in the right before God? 3If one wished to(B) contend with him,
   one could not answer him once in a thousand times. 4He is(C) wise in heart and mighty in strength
   —who has(D) hardened himself against him, and succeeded?— 5he who removes mountains, and they know it not,
   when he overturns them in his anger, 6who(E) shakes the earth out of its place,
   and(F) its pillars tremble; 7who commands the sun, and it does not rise;
   who seals up the stars; 8who alone(G) stretched out the heavens
   and trampled the waves of the sea; 9who(H) made(I) the Bear and(J) Orion,
   the Pleiades(K) and the chambers of the south; 10who does(L) great things beyond searching out,
   and marvelous things beyond number. 11Behold, he passes by me, and I(M) see him not;
   he moves on, but I do not perceive him. 12Behold, he snatches away;(N) who can turn him back?
   (O) Who will say to him, 'What are you doing?'

 13"God will not turn back his anger;
   beneath him bowed the helpers of(P) Rahab. 14(Q) How then can I(R) answer him,
   choosing my words with him? 15(S) Though I am in the right, I cannot answer him;
   I must(T) appeal for mercy to my accuser.[a] 16If I summoned him and he answered me,
   I would not believe that he was listening to my voice. 17For he crushes me with a tempest
   and multiplies my wounds(U) without cause; 18he will not let me get my breath,
   but fills me with bitterness. 19If it is a contest of(V) strength, behold, he is mighty!
   If it is a matter of justice, who can(W) summon him?[b] 20Though I am in the right,(X) my own mouth would condemn me;
   though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse. 21I am(Y) blameless; I regard not myself;
   I(Z) loathe my life. 22It is all one; therefore I say,
   He(AA) destroys both the blameless and the wicked. 23When(AB) disaster brings sudden death,
   he mocks at the calamity[c] of the innocent. 24(AC) The earth is given into the hand of the wicked;
   he(AD) covers the faces of its judges—
   (AE) if it is not he, who then is it?

 25"My(AF) days are swifter than(AG) a runner;
   they flee away; they see no good. 26They go by like(AH) skiffs of reed,
   like(AI) an eagle swooping on the prey. 27If I say,(AJ) 'I will forget my complaint,
   I will put off my sad face, and(AK) be of good cheer,' 28I become(AL) afraid of all my suffering,
   for I know you will not(AM) hold me innocent. 29I shall be(AN) condemned;
   why then do I labor in vain? 30If I wash myself with snow
   and(AO) cleanse my hands with lye, 31yet you will plunge me into a pit,
   and my own clothes will(AP) abhor me. 32For he is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him,
   that we should(AQ) come to trial together. 33(AR) There is no[d] arbiter between us,
   who might lay his hand on us both. 34(AS) Let him take his(AT) rod away from me,
   and let(AU) not dread of him terrify me. 35Then I would speak without fear of him,
   for I am not so in myself.

Footnotes:Job 9:15 Or to my judge Job 9:19 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew me Job 9:23 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain Job 9:33 Or Would that there were an
Cross references:Job 9:2 : Job 4:17 Job 9:3 : Job 10:2; Psalm 143:2; Rom 3:20 Job 9:4 : Job 12:13; 36:5 Job 9:4 : Exodus 7:13; 32:9 Job 9:6 : Isa 2:19, 21; 13:13; Hag 2:6, 21; Heb 12:26 Job 9:6 : Job 26:11; Psalm 75:3 Job 9:8 : Job 26:7; Psalm 104:2; Jer 10:12; 51:15; Zech 12:1 Job 9:9 : Gen 1:16 Job 9:9 : Job 38:32 Job 9:9 : Job 38:31; Amos 5:8 Job 9:9 : Job 37:9 Job 9:10 : Job 5:9 Job 9:11 : Job 23:8, 9 Job 9:12 : Job 11:10; 23:13 Job 9:12 : Isa 45:9; Jer 18:6; Rom 9:20 Job 9:13 : Job 26:12; Psalm 40:4; 82:4; 89:10; Isa 30:7; 51:9 Job 9:14 : Job 15:16 Job 9:14 : Job 9:3 Job 9:15 : Job 10:15 Job 9:15 : Job 8:5 Job 9:17 : Job 2:3; Job 34:6 Job 9:19 : Job 9:4 Job 9:19 : Jer 49:19; 50:44 Job 9:20 : Job 15:6 Job 9:21 : Job 1:1 Job 9:21 : Job 7:16 (Heb); Job 10:1 Job 9:22 : Eccles 9:2, 3; Ezek 21:3 Job 9:23 : Isa 10:26 Job 9:24 : Job 10:3 Job 9:24 : Job 12:17 Job 9:24 : Job 24:25 Job 9:25 : Job 7:6 Job 9:25 : 2 Chr 30:6; Jer 51:31 Job 9:26 : Isa 18:2 Job 9:26 : Hab 1:8 Job 9:27 : Job 7:13 Job 9:27 : Psalm 39:13 Job 9:28 : Psalm 119:120 Job 9:28 : Job 10:14 Job 9:29 : Job 10:2 Job 9:30 : Isa 1:25; Jer 2:22; Job 22:30 Job 9:31 : Job 19:19; 30:10 Job 9:32 : Eccles 6:10; Rom 9:20 Job 9:33 : Job 9:19; 1 Sam 2:25; Job 16:21 Job 9:34 : Psalm 39:10 Job 9:34 : Job 21:9; Psalm 89:32; Isa 10:24 Job 9:34 : Job 13:21; 33:7

Second Reading: John 4:46-54

Jesus Heals an Official’s Son

 46So he came again to(A) Cana in Galilee,(B) where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. 47When this man heard that Jesus(C) had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48So Jesus said to him, (D) "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." 49The official said to him, "Sir, come down(E) before my child dies." 50Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. 51As he was going down, his servants[a] met him and told him that his son was recovering. 52So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour[b] the fever left him." 53The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." And he himself believed,(F) and all his household. 54(G) This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.

Footnotes:John 4:51 Greek bondservants John 4:52 That is, at 1 p.m.
Cross references:John 4:46 : John 2:1 John 4:46 : John 2:9 John 4:47 : John 4:3, 54 John 4:48 : John 2:18; 6:30; John 20:29 John 4:49 : John 11:21, 32; Mark 5:35; Luke 8:49 John 4:53 : Acts 16:34; 18:8; Acts 11:14 John 4:54 : John 2:11 with John 4:45, 46


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