February 27th, 2019

Wednesday of Sexagesima

First Reading: Job 20:16-31

    16"He sucks (A)the poison of cobras;
         The viper's tongue slays him.
    17"He does not look at (B)the streams,
         The rivers flowing with honey and curds.
    18"He (C)returns what he has attained
         And cannot swallow it;
         As to the riches of his trading,
         He cannot even enjoy them.
    19"For he has (D)oppressed and forsaken the poor;
         He has seized a house which he has not built.
    20"Because he knew no quiet within him,
         He does (E)not retain anything he desires.
    21"Nothing remains for him to devour,
         Therefore (F)his prosperity does not endure.
    22"In the fullness of his plenty he will be cramped;
         The (G)hand of everyone who suffers will come against him.
    23"When he (H)fills his belly,
         God will send His fierce anger on him
         And will (I)rain it on him while he is eating.
    24"He may (J)flee from the iron weapon,
         But the bronze bow will pierce him.
    25"It is drawn forth and comes out of his back,
         Even the glittering point from (K)his gall
         (L)Terrors come upon him,
    26Complete (M)darkness is held in reserve for his treasures,
         And unfanned (N)fire will devour him;
         It will consume the survivor in his tent.
    27"The (O)heavens will reveal his iniquity,
         And the earth will rise up against him.
    28"The (P)increase of his house will depart;
         His possessions will flow away (Q)in the day of His anger.
    29"This is the wicked man's (R)portion from God,
         Even the heritage decreed to him by God."

Cross references:Job 20:16 : Deut 32:24, 33 Job 20:17 : Deut 32:13, 14; Job 29:6 Job 20:18 : Job 20:10, 15 Job 20:19 : Job 24:2-4; 35:9 Job 20:20 : Eccl 5:13-15 Job 20:21 : Job 15:29 Job 20:22 : Job 5:5 Job 20:23 : Job 20:13, 14 Job 20:23 : Num 11:18-20, 33; Ps 78:30, 31 Job 20:24 : Is 24:18; Amos 5:19 Job 20:25 : Job 16:13 Job 20:25 : Job 18:11, 14 Job 20:26 : Job 18:18 Job 20:26 : Job 15:30; Ps 21:9 Job 20:27 : Deut 31:28; Is 26:21 Job 20:28 : Deut 28:31 Job 20:28 : Job 20:15; 21:30 Job 20:29 : Job 27:13; 31:2, 3

Second Reading: John 9:1-23

Healing the Man Born Blind

 1As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.

 2And His disciples asked Him, "(A)Rabbi, who sinned, (B)this man or his (C)parents, that he would be born blind?"

 3Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so (D)that the works of God might be displayed in him.

 4"We must work the works of Him who sent Me (E)as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.

 5"While I am in the world, I am (F)the Light of the world."

 6When He had said this, He (G)spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,

 7and said to him, "Go, wash in (H)the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent) So he went away and (I)washed, and (J)came back seeing.

 8Therefore the neighbors, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, "Is not this the one who used to (K)sit and beg?"

 9Others were saying, "This is he," still others were saying, "No, but he is like him." He kept saying, "I am the one."

 10So they were saying to him, "How then were your eyes opened?"

 11He answered, "The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to (L)Siloam and wash'; so I went away and washed, and I received sight."

 12They said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."

Controversy over the Man

 13They brought to the Pharisees the man who was formerly blind.

 14(M)Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.

 15(N)Then the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, "He applied clay to my eyes, and I washed, and I see."

 16Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, "This man is not from God, because He (O)does not keep the Sabbath " But others were saying, "How can a man who is a sinner perform such (P)signs?" And (Q)there was a division among them.

 17So they said to the blind man (R)again, "What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?" And he said, "He is a (S)prophet."

 18(T)The Jews then did not believe it of him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight,

 19and questioned them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?"

 20His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;

 21but how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself."

 22His parents said this because they (U)were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews (V)had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, (W)he was to be put out of the synagogue.

 23For this reason his parents said, "(X)He is of age; ask him."

Cross references:John 9:2 : Matt 23:7 John 9:2 : Luke 13:2; John 9:34; Acts 28:4 John 9:2 : Ex 20:5 John 9:3 : John 11:4 John 9:4 : John 7:33; 11:9; 12:35; Gal 6:10 John 9:5 : Matt 5:14; John 1:4; 8:12; 12:46 John 9:6 : Mark 7:33; 8:23 John 9:7 : Neh 3:15; Is 8:6; Luke 13:4; John 9:11 John 9:7 : 2 Kin 5:13 John 9:7 : Is 29:18; 35:5; 42:7; Matt 11:5; John 11:37 John 9:8 : Acts 3:2, 10 John 9:11 : John 9:7 John 9:14 : John 5:9 John 9:15 : John 9:10 John 9:16 : Matt 12:2; Luke 13:14; John 5:10; 7:23 John 9:16 : John 2:11 John 9:16 : John 6:52; 7:12, 43; 10:19 John 9:17 : John 9:15 John 9:17 : Deut 18:15; Matt 21:11 John 9:18 : John 1:19; 9:22 John 9:22 : John 7:13 John 9:22 : John 7:45-52 John 9:22 : Luke 6:22; John 12:42; 16:2 John 9:23 : John 9:21


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