February 21st, 2019

Thursday of Septuagesima


First Reading: Job 16:1-22


Job Replies: Miserable Comforters Are You

 1Then Job answered and said:
 2"I have heard(A) many such things;
   (B) miserable comforters are you all. 3Shall(C) windy words have an end?
   Or what provokes you that you answer? 4I also could speak as you do,
   if you were in my place;I could join words together against you
   and(D) shake my head at you. 5I could strengthen you with my mouth,
   and the solace of my lips would assuage your pain.

 6"If I speak, my pain is not assuaged,
   and if I forbear, how much of it leaves me? 7Surely now God has worn me out;
   (E) he has[a] made desolate all my company. 8And he has shriveled me up,
   which is(F) a witness against me,and my(G) leanness has risen up against me;
   it testifies to my face. 9He has(H) torn me in his wrath(I) and hated me;
   he has(J) gnashed his teeth at me;
   my adversary sharpens his eyes against me. 10Men have(K) gaped at me with their mouth;
   they have(L) struck me insolently on the cheek;
   they(M) mass themselves together against me. 11God gives me up to the ungodly
   and casts me into the hands of the wicked. 12I was at ease, and he broke me apart;
   he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces;he set me up as his(N) target;
 13his(O) archers surround me.He slashes open my kidneys(P) and does not spare;
   he(Q) pours out my gall on the ground. 14He breaks me with(R) breach upon breach;
   he(S) runs upon me like a warrior. 15I have sewed(T) sackcloth upon my skin
   and have laid(U) my strength(V) in the dust. 16My face is red with weeping,
   and on my eyelids is(W) deep darkness, 17although there is no(X) violence in my hands,
   and my prayer is pure.

 18"O earth,(Y) cover not my blood,
   and let my(Z) cry find no resting place. 19Even now, behold, my(AA) witness is in heaven,
   and he who testifies for me is(AB) on high. 20My friends(AC) scorn me;
   my eye pours out tears to God, 21that he would(AD) argue the case of a man with God,
   as[b] a son of man does with his neighbor. 22For when a few years have come
   I shall go the way(AE) from which I shall not return.

Footnotes:Job 16:7 Hebrew you have; also verse 8 Job 16:21 Hebrew and
Cross references:Job 16:2 : Job 12:3 Job 16:2 : Job 13:4 Job 16:3 : Job 15:2 Job 16:4 : 2 Kgs 19:21; Psalm 22:7; 109:25; Isa 37:22; Jer 18:16; Lam 2:15; Matt 27:39; Mark 15:29 Job 16:7 : Job 15:34; Job 1:15-19 Job 16:8 : Job 10:17; Ruth 1:21 Job 16:8 : Psalm 109:24 Job 16:9 : Job 18:4; Hos 6:1; Amos 1:11 Job 16:9 : Job 30:21 Job 16:9 : Psalm 35:16; 37:12; 112:10; Lam 2:16; Acts 7:54 Job 16:10 : Psalm 22:13 Job 16:10 : Psalm 3:7; Isa 50:6; Lam 3:30; Mic 5:1; 1 Kgs 22:24; Acts 23:2 Job 16:10 : Psalm 35:15 Job 16:12 : Lam 3:12; Job 7:20 Job 16:13 : Jer 50:29 Job 16:13 : Job 27:22 Job 16:13 : Job 20:25; Lam 2:11 Job 16:14 : Job 30:14 Job 16:14 : Job 15:26 Job 16:15 : 2 Sam 3:31 Job 16:15 : Psalm 75:10 Job 16:15 : Psalm 7:5 Job 16:16 : Job 3:5 Job 16:17 : Isa 53:9 Job 16:18 : Isa 26:21; Ezek 24:7 Job 16:18 : Gen 4:10 Job 16:19 : Psalm 89:37; Rom 1:9 Job 16:19 : Psalm 148:1 Job 16:20 : Job 12:5 Job 16:21 : Job 31:35 Job 16:22 : Job 10:21


Second Reading: John 7:1-13


Jesus at the Feast of Booths

 1After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because(A) the Jews[a] were seeking to kill him. 2Now(B) the Jews’ Feast of(C) Booths was at hand. 3(D) So his brothers[b] said to him, "Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. 4For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things,(E) show yourself to the world." 5(F) For not even(G) his brothers believed in him. 6Jesus said to them, (H) "My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. 7The world cannot hate you, but(I) it hates me because I testify about it that(J) its works are evil. 8You go up to the feast. I am not[c] going up to this feast, for(K) my time has not yet fully come." 9After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

 10But after(L) his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11(M) The Jews(N) were looking for him at the feast, and saying, "Where is he?" 12And there was much(O) muttering about him among the people.(P) While some said, "He is a good man," others said, "No,(Q) he is leading the people astray." 13Yet(R) for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

Footnotes:John 7:1 Or Judeans John 7:3 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 10 John 7:8 Some manuscripts add yet
Cross references:John 7:1 : John 5:18; 8:37, 40; 11:53 John 7:2 : John 5:1; 6:4 John 7:2 : Lev 23:34 John 7:3 : John 7:5, 10; Matt 12:46 John 7:4 : John 14:22; 18:20 John 7:5 : Matt 13:57; Mark 3:21 John 7:5 : John 7:3, 10 John 7:6 : John 7:8, 30; John 2:4 John 7:7 : John 15:18, 24 John 7:7 : John 3:19; Col 1:21; 1 John 3:12 John 7:8 : John 2:4 John 7:10 : John 7:3, 5 John 7:11 : John 7:1 John 7:11 : John 11:56 John 7:12 : John 7:32 John 7:12 : John 7:40-43 John 7:12 : John 7:47 John 7:13 : John 19:38; 20:19; John 9:22; 12:42


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