March 5th, 2019

Tuesday of Quinquagesima


First Reading: Job 37:1-24


Elihu Says God Is Back of the Storm

    1"At this also my heart trembles,
         And leaps from its place.
    2"Listen closely to the (A)thunder of His voice,
         And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth.
    3"Under the whole heaven He lets it loose,
         And His lightning to the (B)ends of the earth.
    4"After it, a voice roars;
         He thunders with His majestic voice,
         And He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard.
    5"God (C)thunders with His voice wondrously,
         Doing (D)great things which we cannot comprehend.
    6"For to (E)the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,'
         And to the (F)downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.'
    7"He (G)seals the hand of every man,
         That (H)all men may know His work.
    8"Then the beast goes into its (I)lair
         And remains in its den.
    9"Out of the (J)south comes the storm,
         And out of the north the cold.
    10"From the breath of God (K)ice is made,
         And the expanse of the waters is frozen.
    11"Also with moisture He (L)loads the thick cloud;
         He (M)disperses (N)the cloud of His lightning.
    12"It changes direction, turning around by His guidance,
         That it may do whatever He (O)commands it
         On the (P)face of the inhabited earth.
    13"Whether for (Q)correction, or for (R)His world,
         Or for (S)lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.
    14"Listen to this, O Job,
         Stand and consider the wonders of God.
    15"Do you know how God establishes them,
         And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?
    16"Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds,
         The (T)wonders of one (U)perfect in knowledge,
    17You whose garments are hot,
         When the land is still because of the south wind?
    18"Can you, with Him, (V)spread out the skies,
         Strong as a molten mirror?
    19"Teach us what we shall say to Him;
         We (W)cannot arrange our case because of darkness.
    20"Shall it be told Him that I would speak?
         Or should a man say that he would be swallowed up?
    21"Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies;
         But the wind has passed and cleared them.
    22"Out of the north comes golden splendor;
         Around God is awesome majesty.
    23"The Almighty--(X)we cannot find Him;
         He is (Y)exalted in power
         And (Z)He will not do violence (AA)to justice and abundant righteousness.
    24"Therefore men (AB)fear Him;
         He does not (AC)regard any who are wise of heart."

Cross references:Job 37:2 : Job 36:33; 37:4, 5; Ps 29:3-9 Job 37:3 : Job 28:24; 37:11, 12; 38:13 Job 37:5 : Job 26:14 Job 37:5 : Job 5:9; 37:14, 16, 23 Job 37:6 : Job 38:22 Job 37:6 : Job 36:27 Job 37:7 : Job 12:14 Job 37:7 : Ps 111:2 Job 37:8 : Job 38:40; Ps 104:21, 22 Job 37:9 : Job 9:9 Job 37:10 : Job 38:29; Ps 147:17 Job 37:11 : Job 36:27 Job 37:11 : Job 36:29 Job 37:11 : Job 37:15 Job 37:12 : Job 36:32; Ps 148:8 Job 37:12 : Is 14:21; 27:6 Job 37:13 : Ex 9:18, 23; 1 Sam 12:18, 19 Job 37:13 : Job 38:26, 27 Job 37:13 : 1 Kin 18:41-46 Job 37:16 : Job 37:5, 14, 23 Job 37:16 : Job 36:4 Job 37:18 : Job 9:8; Ps 104:2; Is 44:24; 45:12; Jer 10:12; Zech 12:1 Job 37:19 : Job 9:14; Rom 8:26 Job 37:23 : Job 11:7, 8; Rom 11:33; 1 Tim 6:16 Job 37:23 : Job 9:4; 36:5 Job 37:23 : Is 63:9; Lam 3:33; Ezek 18:23, 32; 33:11 Job 37:23 : Job 8:3 Job 37:24 : Matt 10:28 Job 37:24 : Job 5:13; Matt 11:25; 1 Cor 1:26


Second Reading: John 12:1-19


Mary Anoints Jesus

 1(A)Jesus, therefore, six days before (B)the Passover, came to (C)Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

 2So they made Him a supper there, and (D)Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

 3(E)Mary then took a pound of very costly (F)perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

 4But (G)Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said,

 5"Why was this perfume not sold for [a]three hundred denarii and given to poor people?"

 6Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he (H)had the money box, he used to pilfer (I)what was put into it.

 7Therefore Jesus said, "Let her alone, so that she may keep [b]it for (J)the day of My burial.

 8"(K)For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

 9The (L)large crowd of the Jews then learned that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, (M)whom He raised from the dead.

 10But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;

 11because (N)on account of him (O)many of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus.

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

 12On the next day (P)the large crowd who had come to (Q)the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

 13took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, "(R)Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the (S)King of Israel."

 14Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written,

 15"(T)FEAR NOT, DAUGHTER OF ZION; BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS COMING, SEATED ON A DONKEY'S COLT."

 16(U)These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus (V)was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.

 17So (W)the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.

 18(X)For this reason also the people went and met Him, (Y)because they heard that He had performed this sign.

 19So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him."

Footnotes:John 12:5 Equivalent to 11 months' wages John 12:7 I.e. the custom of preparing the body for burial
Cross references:John 12:1 : Matt 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; Luke 7:37-39 John 12:1 : John 11:55; 12:20 John 12:1 : Matt 21:17; John 11:43 John 12:2 : Luke 10:38 John 12:3 : Luke 7:37; John 11:2 John 12:3 : Mark 14:3 John 12:4 : John 6:71 John 12:6 : John 13:29 John 12:6 : Luke 8:3 John 12:7 : John 19:40 John 12:8 : Deut 15:11; Matt 26:11; Mark 14:7 John 12:9 : Mark 12:37; John 12:12 mg John 12:9 : John 11:43; 12:1, 17 John 12:11 : John 11:45; 12:18 John 12:11 : John 7:31; 11:42 John 12:12 : Matt 21:4-9; Mark 11:7-10; Luke 19:35-38 John 12:12 : John 12:1 John 12:13 : Ps 118:26 John 12:13 : John 1:49 John 12:15 : Zech 9:9 John 12:16 : Mark 9:32; John 2:22; 14:26 John 12:16 : John 7:39; 12:23 John 12:17 : John 11:42 John 12:18 : Luke 19:37; John 12:12 John 12:18 : John 12:11


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