March 8th, 2019

Friday of Quinquagesima

First Reading: Gen. 2:4-25

The Creation of Man and Woman

 4(A) These are the generationsof the heavens and the earth when they were created,in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

 5When no(B) bush of the field[a] was yet in the land[b] and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man(C) to work the ground, 6and a mist[c] was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground— 7then the LORD God formed the man of(D) dust from the ground and(E) breathed into his(F) nostrils the breath of life, and(G) the man became a living creature. 8And the LORD God planted a(H) garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food.(I) The tree of life was in the midst of the garden,(J) and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

 10A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 11The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of(K) Havilah, where there is gold. 12And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. 13The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. 14And the name of the third river is the(L) Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

 15The LORD God took the man(M) and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil(N) you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat[d] of it you(O) shall surely die."

 18Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone;(P) I will make him a helper fit for[e] him." 19(Q) Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed[f] every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and(R) brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam[g] there was not found a helper fit for him. 21So the LORD God caused a(S) deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made[h] into a woman and brought her to the man. 23Then the man said,
   "This at last is(T) bone of my bones
   and flesh of my flesh;she shall be called Woman,
   because she was(U) taken out of Man."[i]

 24(V) Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

Footnotes:Genesis 2:5 Or open country Genesis 2:5 Or earth; also verse 6 Genesis 2:6 Or spring Genesis 2:17 Or when you eat Genesis 2:18 Or corresponding to; also verse 20 Genesis 2:19 Or And out of the ground the LORD God formed Genesis 2:20 Or the man Genesis 2:22 Hebrew built Genesis 2:23 The Hebrew words for woman (ishshah) and man (ish) sound alike
Cross references:Genesis 2:4 : Genesis 1:1 Genesis 2:5 : Genesis 1:11, 12 Genesis 2:5 : Genesis 3:23 Genesis 2:7 : Genesis 3:19, 23; 18:27; Psalm 103:14; Eccles 12:7; 1 Cor 15:47 Genesis 2:7 : Genesis 7:22; Job 33:4; Isa 2:22 Genesis 2:7 : Job 27:3 Genesis 2:7 : Cited 1 Cor 15:45 Genesis 2:8 : Genesis 2:15; Genesis 13:10; Isa 51:3; Ezek 28:13; 31:8; Joel 2:3 Genesis 2:9 : Genesis 3:22; Rev 2:7; 22:2, 14 Genesis 2:9 : Genesis 2:17 Genesis 2:11 : Genesis 10:7, 29; 25:18; 1 Sam 15:7 Genesis 2:14 : Dan 10:4 Genesis 2:15 : Genesis 2:8 Genesis 2:17 : Genesis 3:1-3, 11, 17 Genesis 2:17 : Rom 6:23; James 1:15 Genesis 2:18 : 1 Cor 11:9; 1 Tim 2:13 Genesis 2:19 : Genesis 1:20, 24 Genesis 2:19 : Psalm 8:6 Genesis 2:21 : Genesis 15:12; 1 Sam 26:12 Genesis 2:23 : Genesis 29:14; Judg 9:2; 2 Sam 5:1; 19:13; Eph 5:28-30 Genesis 2:23 : 1 Cor 11:8 Genesis 2:24 : Cited Matt 19:5; Mark 10:7; 1 Cor 6:16; Eph 5:31; Psalm 45:10; 1 Cor 7:10, 11

Second Reading: Mk. 1:29-45

Jesus Heals Many

 29(A) And immediately he[a](B) left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now(C) Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31And he came and(D) took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

 32That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or(E) oppressed by demons. 33And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34(F) And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And(G) he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

 35(H) And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and(I) there he prayed. 36And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37and they found him and said to him,(J) "Everyone is looking for you." 38And he said to them, "Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for(K) that is why I came out." 39(L) And(M) he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

 40(N) And a leper[b] came to him, imploring him, and(O) kneeling said to him,(P) "If you will, you can make me clean." 41Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, "I will; be clean." 42And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 43And(Q) Jesus[c] sternly charged him and sent him away at once, 44and said to him, (R) "See that you say nothing to anyone, but go,(S) show yourself to the priest and(T) offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded,(U) for a proof to them." 45(V) But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter(W) a town, but was out in(X) desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter.

Footnotes:Mark 1:29 Some manuscripts they Mark 1:40 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13 Mark 1:43 Greek he; also verse 45
Cross references:Mark 1:29 : For Mark 1:29-34, Matt 8:14-16; Luke 4:38-41 Mark 1:29 : Mark 1:21, 23 Mark 1:30 : 1 Cor 9:5 Mark 1:31 : Mark 9:27; Acts 3:7; 9:41 Mark 1:32 : Matt 4:24 Mark 1:34 : Matt 4:23 Mark 1:34 : Mark 3:11, 12; Acts 16:17, 18 Mark 1:35 : For Mark 1:35-38, Luke 4:42, 43 Mark 1:35 : Luke 5:16; Matt 14:23 Mark 1:37 : John 12:19 Mark 1:38 : Isa 61:1 Mark 1:39 : Luke 4:44 Mark 1:39 : Mark 1:21 Mark 1:40 : For Mark 1:40-44, Matt 8:2-4; Luke 5:12-14 Mark 1:40 : Mark 10:17; Matt 17:14; 27:29 Mark 1:40 : Mark 9:22, 23; Matt 9:28 Mark 1:43 : Matt 9:30 Mark 1:44 : Mark 1:34; Mark 5:43; 7:36; 8:26; Matt 9:30; 17:9; Matt 12:16 Mark 1:44 : Luke 17:14 Mark 1:44 : Lev 14:2-32 Mark 1:44 : Mark 6:11; Luke 9:5; James 5:3 Mark 1:45 : Mark 7:36; Matt 9:31; Luke 5:15, 16 Mark 1:45 : 2 Cor 11:26 Mark 1:45 : Mark 2:2, 13; 3:7; John 6:2


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