March 5th, 2019

Tuesday of Quinquagesima


First Reading: Job 37:1-24


Elihu Proclaims God’s Majesty

 1"At this also my heart trembles
   and leaps out of its place. 2Keep listening to the thunder of his voice
   and the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 3Under the whole heaven he lets it go,
   and his(A) lightning to the(B) corners of the earth. 4After it(C) his voice roars;
   (D) he thunders with his majestic voice,
   and he does not restrain the lightnings[a] when his voice is heard. 5God thunders wondrously with his voice;
   he does(E) great things that we cannot(F) comprehend. 6For to(G) the snow he says, 'Fall on the earth,'
   likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour. 7He(H) seals up the hand of every man,
   that all men whom he made may(I) know it. 8Then the beasts go into their(J) lairs,
   and remain in their(K) dens. 9From(L) its chamber(M) comes the whirlwind,
   and(N) cold from the scattering winds. 10By the breath of God(O) ice is given,
   and(P) the broad waters are frozen fast. 11He loads the thick cloud with moisture;
   the clouds scatter his lightning. 12They(Q) turn around and around by his(R) guidance,
   (S) to accomplish all that he commands them
   on the face of the habitable world. 13Whether for(T) correction or for his(U) land
   or for(V) love, he causes it to happen.

 14"Hear this, O Job;
   stop and(W) consider the wondrous works of God. 15Do you know how God lays his command upon them
   and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine? 16Do you know the balancings[b] of the clouds,
   the wondrous works of him who is(X) perfect in knowledge, 17you whose garments are hot
   when the earth is still because of the south wind? 18Can you, like him,(Y) spread out the skies,
   hard as a cast metal(Z) mirror? 19Teach us what we shall say to him;
   we cannot draw up our case because of(AA) darkness. 20Shall it be told him that I would speak?
   Did a man ever wish that he would be swallowed up?

 21"And now no one looks on the light
   when it is bright in the skies,
   when the wind has passed and cleared them. 22Out of the north comes golden splendor;
   God is clothed with(AB) awesome majesty. 23The Almighty—we(AC) cannot find him;
   he is(AD) great in power;
   (AE) justice and abundant righteousness he will not(AF) violate. 24Therefore men(AG) fear him;
   he does not regard any who are(AH) wise in their own conceit."[c]

Footnotes:Job 37:4 Hebrew them Job 37:16 Or hoverings Job 37:24 Hebrew in heart
Cross references:Job 37:3 : Job 36:30, 32 Job 37:3 : Job 38:13; Isa 11:12; Ezek 7:2 Job 37:4 : Job 40:9; Psalm 68:33; Psalm 29:3-9 Job 37:4 : Psalm 18:13 Job 37:5 : Job 5:9 Job 37:5 : Job 36:26 Job 37:6 : Psalm 147:16, 17 Job 37:7 : Dan 12:9; Job 14:17 Job 37:7 : Psalm 109:27 Job 37:8 : Job 38:40 Job 37:8 : Psalm 104:22 Job 37:9 : Job 9:9 Job 37:9 : Isa 21:1; Job 1:19 Job 37:9 : Psalm 147:17 Job 37:10 : Job 38:29, 30; Psalm 147:17 Job 37:10 : Job 36:16 Job 37:12 : Gen 3:24 Job 37:12 : Psalm 148:8 Job 37:12 : Prov 8:31 Job 37:13 : Exodus 9:18, 23; 1 Sam 12:18, 19; Ezra 10:9; Job 36:31; 38:22, 23 Job 37:13 : Job 38:26, 27 Job 37:13 : 1 Kgs 18:45 Job 37:14 : Psalm 111:2 Job 37:16 : Job 36:4; 1 Sam 2:3 Job 37:18 : Isa 42:5; 44:24; Gen 1:6 Job 37:18 : Exodus 38:8 Job 37:19 : Isa 60:2; Eph 4:18 Job 37:22 : Psalm 104:1 Job 37:23 : 1 Tim 6:16 Job 37:23 : Job 36:5 Job 37:23 : Psalm 99:4 Job 37:23 : Lam 3:33 Job 37:24 : Psalm 130:4; Matt 10:28 Job 37:24 : Isa 5:21; Matt 11:25; 1 Cor 1:26


Second Reading: John 12:1-19


Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany

 1Six days before(A) the Passover,(B) Jesus therefore came to Bethany,(C) where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2So they gave a dinner for him there.(D) Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3(E) Mary therefore took a pound[a] of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5"Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii[b] and(F) given to the poor?" 6He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and(G) having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep it[c] for the day of my burial. 8For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."

The Plot to Kill Lazarus

 9When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus[d] was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus,(H) whom he had raised from the dead. 10(I) So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, 11because(J) on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.

The Triumphal Entry

 12The next day(K) the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of(L) palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out,(M) "Hosanna! Blessed is(N) he who comes in the name of the Lord, even(O) the King of Israel!" 14And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
 15(P) "Fear not, daughter of Zion;behold, your king is coming,
   sitting on a donkey’s colt!"

 16(Q) His disciples did not understand these things at first, but(R) when Jesus was glorified, then(S) they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17(T) The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18The reason why the crowd went to meet him(U) was that they heard he had done this sign. 19So the Pharisees said to one another,(V) "You see that you are gaining nothing. Look,(W) the world has gone after him."

Footnotes:John 12:3 Greek litra; a litra (or Roman pound) was equal to about 11 1/2 ounces or 327 grams John 12:5 A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer John 12:7 Or Leave her alone; she intended to keep it John 12:9 Greek he
Cross references:John 12:1 : John 12:12, 20; John 11:55 John 12:1 : For John 12:1-8, Matt 26:6-11; Mark 14:3-8 John 12:1 : John 11:1 John 12:2 : Luke 10:38, 40 John 12:3 : Luke 7:37, 38 John 12:5 : John 13:29 John 12:6 : John 12:5 John 12:9 : John 11:44 John 12:10 : Luke 16:31 John 12:11 : John 12:18; John 11:45 John 12:12 : For John 12:12-15, Matt 21:4-9; Mark 11:7-10; Luke 19:35-38 John 12:13 : Rev 7:9 John 12:13 : Psalm 118:25, 26 John 12:13 : John 5:43 John 12:13 : John 1:49 John 12:15 : Zech 9:9 John 12:16 : John 13:7; Mark 9:32 John 12:16 : John 12:23; John 7:39 John 12:16 : John 2:22 John 12:17 : Luke 19:37 John 12:18 : John 12:9-11 John 12:19 : John 11:47 John 12:19 : John 3:26


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