February 26th, 2019

Tuesday of Sexagesima


First Reading: Job 21:1-21


Job Says God Will Deal with the Wicked

 1Then Job answered,
    2"Listen carefully to my speech,
         And let this be your way of consolation.
    3"Bear with me that I may speak;
         Then after I have spoken, you may (A)mock.
    4"As for me, is (B)my complaint to man?
         And (C)why should I not be impatient?
    5"Look at me, and be astonished,
         And (D)put your hand over your mouth.
    6"Even when I remember, I am disturbed,
         And (E)horror takes hold of my flesh.
    7"Why (F)do the wicked still live,
         Continue on, also become very (G)powerful?
    8"Their (H)descendants are established with them in their sight,
         And their offspring before their eyes,
    9Their houses (I)are safe from fear,
         And the rod of God is not on them.
    10"His ox mates without fail;
         His cow calves and does not abort.
    11"They send forth their little ones like the flock,
         And their children skip about.
    12"They sing to the timbrel and harp
         And rejoice at the sound of the flute.
    13"They (J)spend their days in prosperity,
         And suddenly they go down to Sheol.
    14"They say to God, '(K)Depart from us!
         We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.
    15'Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him,
         And (L)what would we gain if we entreat Him?'
    16"Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand;
         The (M)counsel of the wicked is far from me.
    17"How often is (N)the lamp of the wicked put out,
         Or does their (O)calamity fall on them?
         Does God apportion destruction in His anger?
    18"Are they as (P)straw before the wind,
         And like (Q)chaff which the storm carries away?
    19"You say, '(R)God stores away a man's iniquity for his sons.'
         Let God repay him so that he may know it.
    20"Let his (S)own eyes see his decay,
         And let him (T)drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
    21"For what does he care for his household [a]after him,
         When the number of his months is cut off?

Footnotes:Job 21:21 I.e. after he dies
Cross references:Job 21:3 : Job 11:3; 17:2 Job 21:4 : Job 7:11 Job 21:4 : Job 6:11 Job 21:5 : Judg 18:19; Job 13:5; 29:9; 40:4 Job 21:6 : Ps 55:5 Job 21:7 : Job 9:24; Ps 73:3; Jer 12:1; Hab 1:13 Job 21:7 : Job 12:19 Job 21:8 : Ps 17:14 Job 21:9 : Job 12:6 Job 21:13 : Job 21:23; 36:11 Job 21:14 : Job 22:17 Job 21:15 : Job 22:17; 34:9 Job 21:16 : Job 22:18 Job 21:17 : Job 18:5, 6 Job 21:17 : Job 31:2, 3 Job 21:18 : Job 13:25; Ps 83:13 Job 21:18 : Ps 1:4; 35:5; Is 17:13; Hos 13:3 Job 21:19 : Ex 20:5; Jer 31:29; Ezek 18:2 Job 21:20 : Num 14:28-32; Jer 31:30; Ezek 18:4 Job 21:20 : Ps 60:3; Is 51:17; Jer 25:15; Rev 14:10


Second Reading: John 8:39-59


 39They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is (A)our father " Jesus said to them, "(B)If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham.

 40"But as it is, (C)you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has (D)told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do.

 41"You are doing the deeds of (E)your father " They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; (F)we have one Father: God."

 42Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, (G)you would love Me, (H)for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have (I)not even come on My own initiative, but (J)He sent Me.

 43"Why do you not understand (K)what I am saying? It is because you cannot (L)hear My word.

 44"(M)You are of (N)your father the devil, and (O)you want to do the desires of your father (P)He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because (Q)there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he (R)speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

 45"But because (S)I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.

 46"Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If (T)I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?

 47"(U)He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."

 48(V)The Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we not say rightly that You are a (W)Samaritan and (X)have a demon?"

 49Jesus answered, "I do not (Y)have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

 50"But (Z)I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.

 51"Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone (AA)keeps My word he will never (AB)see death."

 52(AC)The Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You (AD)have a demon Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, 'If anyone (AE)keeps My word, he will never (AF)taste of death.'

 53"Surely You (AG)are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?"

 54Jesus answered, "(AH)If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; (AI)it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, 'He is our God';

 55and (AJ)you have not come to know Him, (AK)but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be (AL)a liar like you, (AM)but I do know Him and (AN)keep His word.

 56"(AO)Your father Abraham (AP)rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."

 57(AQ)So the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?"

 58Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, (AR)I am."

 59Therefore they (AS)picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus (AT)hid Himself and went out of the temple.

Cross references:John 8:39 : Matt 3:9; John 8:37 John 8:39 : Rom 9:7; Gal 3:7 John 8:40 : John 7:1; 8:37 John 8:40 : John 8:26 John 8:41 : John 8:38, 44 John 8:41 : Deut 32:6; Is 63:16; 64:8 John 8:42 : 1 John 5:1 John 8:42 : John 13:3; 16:28, 30; 17:8 John 8:42 : John 7:28 John 8:42 : John 3:17 John 8:43 : John 8:33, 39, 41 John 8:43 : John 5:25 John 8:44 : 1 John 3:8 John 8:44 : John 8:38, 41 John 8:44 : John 7:17 John 8:44 : Gen 3:4; 1 John 3:8, 15 John 8:44 : 1 John 2:4 John 8:44 : Matt 12:34 John 8:45 : John 18:37 John 8:46 : John 18:37 John 8:47 : 1 John 4:6 John 8:48 : John 1:19 John 8:48 : Matt 10:5; John 4:9 John 8:48 : John 7:20 John 8:49 : John 7:20 John 8:50 : John 5:41; 8:54 John 8:51 : John 8:55; 14:23; 15:20; 17:6 John 8:51 : Matt 16:28; Luke 2:26; John 8:52; Heb 2:9; 11:5 John 8:52 : John 1:19 John 8:52 : John 7:20 John 8:52 : John 8:55; 14:23; 15:20; 17:6 John 8:52 : John 8:51 John 8:53 : John 4:12 John 8:54 : John 8:50 John 8:54 : John 7:39 John 8:55 : John 8:19; 15:21 John 8:55 : John 7:29 John 8:55 : John 8:44 John 8:55 : John 7:29 John 8:55 : John 8:51; 15:10 John 8:56 : John 8:37, 39 John 8:56 : Matt 13:17; Heb 11:13 John 8:57 : John 1:19 John 8:58 : Ex 3:14; John 1:1; 17:5, 24 John 8:59 : Matt 12:14; John 10:31; 11:8 John 8:59 : John 12:36


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