March 2nd, 2019

Saturday of Sexagesima


First Reading: Job 33:19-34:9


 19He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:

 20So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

 21His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.

 22Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

 23If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:

 24Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

 25His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

 26He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.

 27He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

 28He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

 29Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

 30To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

 31Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.

 32If thou hast anything to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.

 33If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

 1Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

 2Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

 3For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

 4Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

 5For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

 6Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

 7What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

 8Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

 9For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.



Second Reading: John 11:1-16


 1Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.

 2(It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

 3Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

 4When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

 5Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

 6When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

 7Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.

 8His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

 9Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

 10But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

 11These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

 12Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.

 13Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

 14Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

 15And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

 16Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.



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