March 4th, 2019

Monday of Quinquagesima


First Reading: Job 36:1-21


Elihu Extols God’s Greatness

 1And Elihu continued, and said:
 2"Bear with me a little, and I will show you,
   for I have yet something to say on God’s behalf. 3I will get my knowledge from(A) afar
   and ascribe(B) righteousness to my(C) Maker. 4For truly my words are not false;
   one who is(D) perfect in knowledge is with you.

 5"Behold, God is mighty, and(E) does not despise any;
   he is(F) mighty in strength of understanding. 6He does not keep the wicked alive,
   but gives(G) the afflicted their right. 7He does not withdraw his(H) eyes from the righteous,
   but with(I) kings on the throne
   he sets them forever, and they are(J) exalted. 8And if they are(K) bound in chains
   and caught in the cords of affliction, 9then he declares to them their work
   and their transgressions, that they are(L) behaving arrogantly. 10He(M) opens their ears to instruction
   and commands that they(N) return from iniquity. 11(O) If they listen and serve him,
   they(P) complete their days in prosperity,
   and their years in pleasantness. 12But if they do not listen, they(Q) perish by the sword
   and die(R) without knowledge.

 13"The(S) godless in heart cherish anger;
   they do not cry for help when he(T) binds them. 14They(U) die in youth,
   and their life ends among the cult prostitutes. 15He delivers(V) the afflicted by their affliction
   and(W) opens their ear by adversity. 16He also allured you out of distress
   into(X) a broad place where there was no cramping,
   and what was set on your(Y) table was full of(Z) fatness.

 17"But you are full of the judgment on the wicked;
   judgment and justice seize you. 18Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing,
   and let not the greatness of(AA) the ransom turn you aside. 19Will your(AB) cry for help avail to keep you from distress,
   or all the force of your strength? 20Do not long for(AC) the night,
   when peoples vanish(AD) in their place. 21Take care;(AE) do not turn to iniquity,
   for this you have chosen rather than affliction.

Cross references:Job 36:3 : Psalm 78:2 Job 36:3 : Rev 15:3, 4; 16:5, 7; 19:1, 2 Job 36:3 : Job 35:10 Job 36:4 : Job 37:16 Job 36:5 : Job 8:20 (Heb); Psalm 138:6 Job 36:5 : Job 9:4; 12:13, 16 Job 36:6 : Job 36:15; Job 34:28 Job 36:7 : Psalm 33:18; 34:15 Job 36:7 : Psalm 132:12; Psalm 113:8 Job 36:7 : Psalm 75:10 Job 36:8 : Job 36:13; Psalm 107:10 Job 36:9 : Job 15:25 Job 36:10 : Job 33:16 Job 36:10 : Jer 18:11 Job 36:11 : For Job 36:11, 12, Isa 1:19, 20 Job 36:11 : Job 21:13 Job 36:12 : Job 33:18 Job 36:12 : Job 4:21; Job 35:16 Job 36:13 : Job 15:34 Job 36:13 : Job 36:8 Job 36:14 : Job 15:32; 22:16; Psalm 55:23 Job 36:15 : Job 36:6; Job 33:15-28 Job 36:15 : Job 36:10; Psalm 119:67, 71 Job 36:16 : Job 37:10; Psalm 4:1; 18:19; 31:8; 118:5 Job 36:16 : Psalm 23:5 Job 36:16 : Psalm 36:8 Job 36:18 : Job 33:24 Job 36:19 : Prov 11:4 Job 36:20 : Job 27:20; 34:20, 25 Job 36:20 : Job 40:12 Job 36:21 : Psalm 66:18


Second Reading: John 11:38-57


Jesus Raises Lazarus

 38Then Jesus,(A) deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was(B) a cave, and(C) a stone lay against it. 39Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for(D) he has been dead four days." 40Jesus said to her, (E) "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see(F) the glory of God?" 41So they took away the stone. And Jesus(G) lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42(H) I knew that you always hear me, but I said this(I) on account of the people standing around,(J) that they may believe that you sent me." 43When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out." 44(K) The man who had died came out,(L) his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and(M) his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

The Plot to Kill Jesus

 45(N) Many of the Jews therefore,(O) who had come with Mary and(P) had seen what he did, believed in him, 46but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47So the chief priests and the Pharisees(Q) gathered(R) the Council and said,(S) "What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and(T) the Romans will come and take away both our(U) place and our nation." 49But one of them,(V) Caiaphas,(W) who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all. 50Nor do you understand that(X) it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish." 51He did not say this of his own accord, but(Y) being high priest that year(Z) he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52and(AA) not for the nation only, but also(AB) to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53So from that day on they(AC) made plans to put him to death.

 54Jesus therefore(AD) no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples.

 55Now(AE) the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and(AF) many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover(AG) to purify themselves. 56(AH) They were looking for[a] Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, "What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?" 57Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.

Footnotes:John 11:56 Greek were seeking for
Cross references:John 11:38 : John 11:33 John 11:38 : Isa 22:16 John 11:38 : John 20:1; Matt 27:60; Mark 15:46; Luke 24:2 John 11:39 : John 11:17 John 11:40 : John 11:25, 26 John 11:40 : John 11:4; Rom 6:4 John 11:41 : John 17:1 John 11:42 : John 11:22; Matt 26:53 John 11:42 : John 12:29, 30 John 11:42 : John 17:8, 21; John 3:17 John 11:44 : John 5:28, 29 John 11:44 : John 19:40 John 11:44 : John 20:7 John 11:45 : John 12:11; Acts 9:42 John 11:45 : John 11:19 John 11:45 : John 2:23 John 11:47 : Matt 26:3 John 11:47 : Matt 5:22 John 11:47 : John 12:19; Acts 4:16 John 11:48 : John 6:15; 18:36, 37 John 11:48 : Acts 21:28 John 11:49 : Matt 26:3 John 11:49 : John 11:51; John 18:13 John 11:50 : John 18:14 John 11:51 : John 11:49 John 11:51 : Exodus 28:30; Num 27:21; 1 Sam 23:9; 30:7; Ezra 2:63; Neh 7:65 John 11:52 : Isa 49:6; 1 John 2:2 John 11:52 : John 10:16 John 11:53 : John 7:1 John 11:54 : John 7:1, 4 John 11:55 : John 6:4 John 11:55 : Luke 2:42 John 11:55 : 2 Chr 30:17, 18; John 18:28; Acts 21:24 John 11:56 : John 7:11


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