February 25th, 2019

Monday of Sexagesima

  1. First Reading
  2. Second Reading

First Reading · Job 20:1-23; Job 20:29

 1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

 2Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

 3I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

 4Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

 5That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

 6Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;

 7Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

 8He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

 9The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

 10His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.

 11His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

 12Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

 13Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

 14Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

 15He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

 16He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

 17He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

 18That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

 19Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;

 20Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

 21There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.

 22In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

 23When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

 29This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

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Second Reading · John 8:21-38

 21Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

 22Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

 23And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

 24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

 25Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.

 26I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

 27They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

 28Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

 29And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

 30As he spake these words, many believed on him.

 31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 33They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

 34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

 35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

 37I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

 38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

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