February 27th, 2019

Wednesday of Sexagesima


First Reading: Job 20:16-31


 16 He will suck the poison of cobras;
      The viper’s tongue will slay him.

 17 He will not see the streams,
      The rivers flowing with honey and cream.

 18 He will restore that for which he labored,
      And will not swallow it down;
      From the proceeds of business
      He will get no enjoyment.

 19 For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor,
      He has violently seized a house which he did not build.

 20 “ Because he knows no quietness in his heart,[a]
      He will not save anything he desires.

 21 Nothing is left for him to eat;
      Therefore his well-being will not last.

 22 In his self-sufficiency he will be in distress;
      Every hand of misery will come against him.

 23 When he is about to fill his stomach,
      God will cast on him the fury of His wrath,
      And will rain it on him while he is eating.

 24 He will flee from the iron weapon;
      A bronze bow will pierce him through.

 25 It is drawn, and comes out of the body;
      Yes, the glittering point comes out of his gall.
      Terrors come upon him;

 26 Total darkness is reserved for his treasures.
      An unfanned fire will consume him;
      It shall go ill with him who is left in his tent.

 27 The heavens will reveal his iniquity,
      And the earth will rise up against him.

 28 The increase of his house will depart,
      And his goods will flow away in the day of His wrath.

 29 This is the portion from God for a wicked man,
      The heritage appointed to him by God.”

Footnotes:Job 20:20 Literally belly


Second Reading: John 9:1-23


A Man Born Blind Receives Sight

 1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I[a] must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. 8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind[b] said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?” 9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.”[c]He said, “I am he.” 10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of[d] Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.” 12 Then they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”

The Pharisees Excommunicate the Healed Man

    13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees. 14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. 17 They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” 18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

Footnotes:John 9:4 NU-Text reads We. John 9:8 NU-Text reads a beggar. John 9:9 NU-Text reads "No, but he is like him." John 9:11 NU-Text omits the pool of.


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