February 26th, 2019

Tuesday of Sexagesima


First Reading: Job 21:1-21


Job Replies: The Wicked Do Prosper

 1Then Job answered and said:
 2(A) "Keep listening to my words,
   and let this be your comfort. 3Bear with me, and I will speak,
   and after I have spoken,(B) mock on. 4As for me, is my(C) complaint against man?
   Why should I not be impatient? 5Look at me and be appalled,
   and(D) lay your hand over your mouth. 6When I remember, I am dismayed,
   and shuddering seizes my flesh. 7(E) Why do the wicked live,
   reach old age, and grow mighty in power? 8Their(F) offspring are established in their presence,
   and their descendants before their eyes. 9Their houses are(G) safe from fear,
   and(H) no rod of God is upon them. 10Their bull breeds without fail;
   their cow calves and(I) does not miscarry. 11They send out their(J) little boys like a flock,
   and their children dance. 12They sing to(K) the tambourine and(L) the lyre
   and rejoice to the sound of the pipe. 13They(M) spend their days in prosperity,
   and in(N) peace they go down to(O) Sheol. 14They say to God,(P) 'Depart from us!
   We do not desire the knowledge of your ways. 15(Q) What is the Almighty, that we should serve him?
   And what(R) profit do we get if we pray to him?' 16Behold, is not their prosperity in their hand?
   (S) The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

 17"How often is it that(T) the lamp of the wicked is put out?
   That their calamity comes upon them?
   That God[a] distributes pains in his anger? 18That they are like(U) straw before the wind,
   and like(V) chaff that the storm carries away? 19You say, 'God(W) stores up their iniquity for their(X) children.'
   Let him pay it out to them, that they may(Y) know it. 20Let their own eyes see their destruction,
   and let them(Z) drink of the wrath of the Almighty. 21For what do they care for their houses after them,
   when(AA) the number of their months is cut off?

Footnotes:Job 21:17 Hebrew he
Cross references:Job 21:2 : Job 13:17 Job 21:3 : Job 16:10, 20; 17:2 Job 21:4 : Job 10:1; 23:2 Job 21:5 : Job 29:9; 40:4; Judg 18:19 Job 21:7 : Job 12:6; Psalm 17:14; 37:1, 35; 73:3, 5; 92:7; Eccles 8:14; Jer 12:1, 2; Hab 1:13, 16; Mal 3:14, 15 Job 21:8 : Job 5:25 Job 21:9 : Job 5:24 Job 21:9 : Job 9:34 Job 21:10 : Exodus 23:26 Job 21:11 : Psalm 17:14 Job 21:12 : Exodus 15:20 Job 21:12 : Job 30:31; Gen 4:21 Job 21:13 : Job 36:11 Job 21:13 : Job 34:20; Job 24:19 Job 21:13 : Job 7:9; 14:13; 17:13; Psalm 16:10 Job 21:14 : Job 22:17 Job 21:15 : Exodus 5:2 Job 21:15 : Job 34:9 Job 21:16 : Job 22:18; Psalm 1:1 Job 21:17 : Job 18:5, 6 Job 21:18 : Job 13:25; Psalm 83:13 Job 21:18 : Psalm 1:4; 35:5; Isa 17:13; 29:5 Job 21:19 : Job 15:20 Job 21:19 : Exodus 20:5 Job 21:19 : Isa 9:9; Ezek 25:14; Hos 9:7 Job 21:20 : Psalm 60:3; 75:8; Isa 51:17, 22; Jer 25:15; Obad 16; Rev 14:10 Job 21:21 : Job 14:5


Second Reading: John 8:39-59


You Are of Your Father the Devil

 39They answered him,(A) "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, (B) "If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, 40but now(C) you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth(D) that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. 41You are doing the works your father did." They said to him,(E) "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have(F) one Father—even God." 42Jesus said to them, (G) "If God were your Father, you would love me, for(H) I came from God and(I) I am here.(J) I came not of my own accord, but(K) he sent me. 43(L) Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot(M) bear to hear my word. 44(N) You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires.(O) He was a murderer from the beginning, and(P) has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him.(Q) When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47(R) Whoever is of God hears the words of God.(S) The reason why you do not hear them is that(T) you are not of God."

Before Abraham Was, I Am

 48The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and(U) have a demon?" 49Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon, but(V) I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50Yet(W) I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51Truly, truly,(X) I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never(Y) see death." 52The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon!(Z) Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet(AA) you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never(AB) taste death.' 53(AC) Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?" 54Jesus answered, (AD) "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing.(AE) It is my Father who glorifies me,(AF) of whom you say, 'He is our God.'[a] 55But(AG) you have not known him.(AH) I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be(AI) a liar(AJ) like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. 56(AK) Your father Abraham(AL) rejoiced(AM) that he would see my day.(AN) He saw it and was glad." 57So the Jews said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"[b] 58Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was,(AO) I am." 59So(AP) they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

Footnotes:John 8:54 Some manuscripts your God John 8:57 Some manuscripts has Abraham seen you?
Cross references:John 8:39 : John 8:33, 56 John 8:39 : Gal 3:7, 9 John 8:40 : John 8:37 John 8:40 : John 8:26 John 8:41 : Hos 2:4 John 8:41 : Deut 32:6; Isa 63:16; 64:8; John 8:47 John 8:42 : 1 John 5:1 John 8:42 : 1 John 5:20; Heb 10:9 John 8:42 : John 16:28; 17:8 John 8:42 : John 7:28 John 8:42 : John 3:17 John 8:43 : John 7:17 John 8:43 : Jer 6:10; 1 Cor 2:14 John 8:44 : 1 John 3:8, 12; John 8:23; Matt 13:38 John 8:44 : Gen 4:8, 9; 1 John 3:12, 15; Rom 5:12 John 8:44 : 1 John 2:4 John 8:44 : Gen 3:4; 2 Cor 11:3; Rev 12:9 John 8:47 : John 18:37; 1 John 4:6 John 8:47 : John 10:26 John 8:47 : John 8:41 John 8:48 : John 7:20 John 8:49 : John 5:23; John 7:18 John 8:50 : John 8:54; John 5:41 John 8:51 : John 5:24; 11:26 John 8:51 : Luke 2:26 John 8:52 : Zech 1:5 John 8:52 : John 8:51 John 8:52 : Matt 16:28; Heb 2:9 John 8:53 : John 4:12 John 8:54 : John 8:50 John 8:54 : John 13:32; 17:1; Acts 3:13; Heb 5:5; 2 Pet 1:17 John 8:54 : John 8:41 John 8:55 : John 8:19; John 7:28 John 8:55 : John 7:29; Matt 11:27 John 8:55 : 1 John 1:6 John 8:55 : John 8:44 John 8:56 : John 8:39 John 8:56 : Matt 13:17 John 8:56 : Luke 17:22 John 8:56 : Heb 11:13 John 8:58 : Exodus 3:14 John 8:59 : John 10:31


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