March 2nd, 2019

Saturday of Sexagesima

First Reading: Job 33:19-34:9

    19"Man is also chastened with (A)pain on his bed,
         And with unceasing complaint in his bones;
    20So that his life (B)loathes bread,
         And his soul favorite food.
    21"His (C)flesh wastes away from sight,
         And his (D)bones which were not seen stick out.
    22"Then (E)his soul draws near to the pit,
         And his life to those who bring death.
    23"If there is an angel as (F)mediator for him,
         One out of a thousand,
         To remind a man what is right for him,
    24Then let him be gracious to him, and say,
         'Deliver him from (G)going down to the pit,
         I have found a (H)ransom';
    25Let his flesh become fresher than in youth,
         Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;
    26Then he will (I)pray to God, and He will accept him,
         That (J)he may see His face with joy,
         And He may restore His righteousness to man.
    27"He will sing to men and say,
         'I (K)have sinned and perverted what is right,
         And it is not (L)proper for me.
    28'He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit,
         And my life shall (M)see the light.'
    29"Behold, God does (N)all these oftentimes with men,
    30To (O)bring back his soul from the pit,
         That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
    31"Pay attention, O Job, listen to me;
         Keep silent, and let me speak.
    32"Then if you have anything to say, answer me;
         Speak, for I desire to justify you.
    33"If not, (P)listen to me;
         Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

Elihu Vindicates God's Justice
 1Then Elihu continued and said,
    2"Hear my words, you wise men,
         And listen to me, you who know.
    3"For (Q)the ear tests words
         As the palate tastes food.
    4"Let us choose for ourselves what is right;
         Let us know among ourselves what is good.
    5"For Job has said, '(R)I am righteous,
         But (S)God has taken away my right;
    6Should I lie concerning my right?
         My (T)wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.'
    7"What man is like Job,
         Who (U)drinks up derision like water,
    8Who goes (V)in company with the workers of iniquity,
         And walks with wicked men?
    9"For he has said, '(W)It profits a man nothing
         When he is pleased with God.'

Cross references:Job 33:19 : Job 30:17 Job 33:20 : Job 3:24; 6:7; Ps 107:18 Job 33:21 : Job 16:8 Job 33:21 : Job 19:20; Ps 22:17; 102:5 Job 33:22 : Job 33:18, 28 Job 33:23 : Gen 40:8 Job 33:24 : Job 33:18, 28; Is 38:17 Job 33:24 : Job 36:18; Ps 49:7 Job 33:26 : Job 22:27; 34:28; Ps 50:14, 15 Job 33:26 : Job 22:26 Job 33:27 : 2 Sam 12:13; Luke 15:21 Job 33:27 : Rom 6:21 Job 33:28 : Job 22:28 Job 33:29 : Eph 1:11; Phil 2:13 Job 33:30 : Job 33:18; Zech 9:11 Job 33:33 : Ps 34:11 Job 34:3 : Job 12:11 Job 34:5 : Job 13:18; 33:9 Job 34:5 : Job 27:2 Job 34:6 : Job 6:4 Job 34:7 : Job 15:16 Job 34:8 : Job 22:15 Job 34:9 : Job 21:15; 35:3; Ps 50:18

Second Reading: John 11:1-16

The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus

 1Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of (A)Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister (B)Martha.

 2It was the Mary who (C)anointed (D)the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.

 3So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, "(E)Lord, behold, (F)he whom You love is sick."

 4But when Jesus heard this, He said, "This sickness is not to end in death, but for (G)the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it."

 5Now Jesus loved (H)Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

 6So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was.

 7Then after this He said to the disciples, "(I)Let us go to Judea again."

 8The disciples said to Him, "(J)Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking (K)to stone You, and are You going there again?"

 9Jesus answered, "(L)Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.

 10"But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."

 11This He said, and after that He said to them, "Our (M)friend Lazarus (N)has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep."

 12The disciples then said to Him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover."

 13Now (O)Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of literal sleep.

 14So Jesus then said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,

 15and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him."

 16(P)Therefore Thomas, who is called (Q)Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, so that we may die with Him."

Cross references:John 11:1 : Matt 21:17; John 11:18 John 11:1 : Luke 10:38; John 11:5, 19-ff John 11:2 : Luke 7:38; John 12:3 John 11:2 : Luke 7:13; John 11:3, 21, 32; 13:13 John 11:3 : Luke 7:13; John 11:2, 21, 32; 13:13 John 11:3 : John 11:5, 11, 36 John 11:4 : John 9:3; 10:38; 11:40 John 11:5 : John 11:1 John 11:7 : John 10:40 John 11:8 : Matt 23:7 John 11:8 : John 8:59; 10:31 John 11:9 : Luke 13:33; John 9:4; 12:35 John 11:11 : John 11:3 John 11:11 : Matt 27:52; Mark 5:39; John 11:13; Acts 7:60 John 11:13 : Matt 9:24; Luke 8:52 John 11:16 : Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; John 14:5; 20:26-28; Acts 1:13 John 11:16 : John 20:24; 21:2


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