February 19th, 2019

Tuesday of Septuagesima

First Reading: Job 14:1-22

 1Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

 2He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

 3And doth thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

 4Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

 5Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

 6Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

 7For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

 8Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

 9Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

 10But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?

 11As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:

 12So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

 13O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!

 14If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

 15Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

 16For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

 17My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.

 18And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.

 19The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

 20Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

 21His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

 22But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

Second Reading: John 6:41-59

 41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

 42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?

 43Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

 44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

 46Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

 47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

 48I am that bread of life.

 49Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

 50This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

 51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

 52The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

 53Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

 54Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

 55For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

 56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

 57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

 58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

 59These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.


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