March 5th, 2019

Tuesday of Quinquagesima


First Reading: Job 37:1-24


 1At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.

 2Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.

 3He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

 4After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.

 5God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

 6For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

 7He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

 8Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

 9Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

 10By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

 11Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

 12And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.

 13He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

 14Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

 15Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

 16Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

 17How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

 18Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

 19Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

 20Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

 21And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

 22Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

 23Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

 24Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.



Second Reading: John 12:1-19


 1Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

 2There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

 3Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

 4Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

 5Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

 6This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

 7Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

 8For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

 9Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.

 10But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

 11Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

 12On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

 13Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

 14And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,

 15Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

 16These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

 17The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.

 18For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

 19The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.



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