March 10th, 2019

Invocavit (Lent 1)


Explanation of the Week

In the Garden man exalts himself to be a god in place of God. (Gen 3:1-21) He succumbs to the temptation of the devil, and eating of the forbidden fruit he receives death. But in the sin-cursed wilderness God humbles Himself to become man in place of man. (Mt 4:1-11) He does not eat but fasts and bears the onslaughts of the devil for us that we may be restored to life. Jesus stands as David in our place to do battle against the Goliath Satan. (I Samuel 17:40-51) Though outwardly Jesus appears weak, yet He comes in the name of the Lord of hosts. He draws from the five smooth stones of the books of Moses and slings the Word of God. The stone sinks into the forehead, and the enemy falls. In Christ we are victorious over the devil. Let us therefore not receive the grace of God in vain (2 Cor 6:1-10), but seeing that we have a great High Priest, let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain help in time of need (Heb 4:14-16).

Introit

Antiphon:
He shall call upon Me, and I will | answer him;*
     I will deliver him and | honor him.
With long life I will sat- | isfy him,*
     and show him My sal- | vation." (Psalm 91: 15-16)

Psalm:
He who dwells in the secret place of the | Most High*
     shall abide under the shadow of the Al- | mighty.
I will say | of the LORD,*
     "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him | I will trust."
Because you have made the LORD, who is my | refuge,*
     even the Most High, your | dwelling place,
No evil shall be- | fall you,*
     nor shall any plague come near your | dwelling.
You shall tread upon the lion and the | cobra,*
     the young lion and the serpent you shall trample | underfoot. (Psalm 91:1-2, 9-10, 13)

Collect (LSB)

O Lord God, You led Your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide the people of Your Church that, following our Savior, we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Collect (TLH)

O Lord, mercifully hear our prayer and stretch forth the right hand of Thy majesty to defend us from them that rise up against us; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Preces nostra, quaesumus Domine, clementer exaudi, et contra cuncta nobis adversantia dexteram tuae maiestatis extende. Per eundem Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Gen. 3:1-21


The Fall of Man

 1Now (A)the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?"

 2The woman said to the serpent, "(B)From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;

 3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'"

 4(C)The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die!

 5"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and (D)you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

 6(E)When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

 7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they (F)knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

 8They heard the sound of (G)the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, (H)and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

 9Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "(I)Where are you?"

 10He said, "(J)I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."

 11And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"

 12(K)The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."

 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "(L)The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

 14The LORD God said to the serpent,
         "(M)Because you have done this,
         Cursed are you more than all cattle,
         And more than every beast of the field;
         On your belly you will go,
         And (N)dust you will eat
         All the days of your life;
    15And I will put (O)enmity
         Between you and the woman,
         And between your seed and her seed;
         (P)He shall bruise you on the head,
         And you shall bruise him on the heel."

 16To the woman He said,
         "I will greatly multiply
         Your pain in childbirth,
         In pain you will (Q)bring forth children;
         Yet your desire will be for your husband,
         And (R)he will rule over you."

 17Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it';
         (S)Cursed is the ground because of you;
         (T)In toil you will eat of it
         All the days of your life.
    18"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
         And you will eat the plants of the field;
    19By the sweat of your face
         You will eat bread,
         Till you (U)return to the ground,
         Because (V)from it you were taken;
         For you are dust,
         And to dust you shall return."

 20Now the man called his wife's name [a](W)Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

 21The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

Footnotes:Genesis 3:20 I.e. living; or life
Cross references:Genesis 3:1 : 2 Cor 11:3; Rev 12:9; 20:2 Genesis 3:2 : Gen 2:16, 17 Genesis 3:4 : John 8:44; 2 Cor 11:3 Genesis 3:5 : Is 14:14; Ezek 28:2, 12-17 Genesis 3:6 : Rom 5:12-19; 1 Tim 2:14; James 1:14, 15; 1 John 2:16 Genesis 3:7 : Is 47:3; Lam 1:8 Genesis 3:8 : Gen 18:33; Lev 26:12; Deut 23:14 Genesis 3:8 : Job 31:33; Ps 139:1-12; Hos 10:8; Amos 9:3; Rev 6:15-17 Genesis 3:9 : Gen 4:9; 18:9 Genesis 3:10 : Ex 20:18, 19; Deut 5:25 Genesis 3:12 : Job 31:33; Prov 28:13 Genesis 3:13 : 2 Cor 11:3; 1 Tim 2:14 Genesis 3:14 : Deut 28:15-20 Genesis 3:14 : Is 65:25; Mic 7:17 Genesis 3:15 : Rev 12:17 Genesis 3:15 : Rom 16:20 Genesis 3:16 : John 16:21; 1 Tim 2:15 Genesis 3:16 : 1 Cor 14:34 Genesis 3:17 : Gen 5:29; Rom 8:20-22; Heb 6:8 Genesis 3:17 : Job 5:7; 14:1; Eccl 2:23 Genesis 3:19 : Ps 90:3; 104:29; Eccl 12:7 Genesis 3:19 : Gen 2:7 Genesis 3:20 : 2 Cor 11:3; 1 Tim 2:13


Old Testament: Gen. 3:1-24


The Fall of Man

 1Now (A)the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?"

 2The woman said to the serpent, "(B)From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;

 3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'"

 4(C)The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die!

 5"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and (D)you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

 6(E)When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

 7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they (F)knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

 8They heard the sound of (G)the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, (H)and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

 9Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "(I)Where are you?"

 10He said, "(J)I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."

 11And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"

 12(K)The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."

 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "(L)The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

 14The LORD God said to the serpent,
         "(M)Because you have done this,
         Cursed are you more than all cattle,
         And more than every beast of the field;
         On your belly you will go,
         And (N)dust you will eat
         All the days of your life;
    15And I will put (O)enmity
         Between you and the woman,
         And between your seed and her seed;
         (P)He shall bruise you on the head,
         And you shall bruise him on the heel."

 16To the woman He said,
         "I will greatly multiply
         Your pain in childbirth,
         In pain you will (Q)bring forth children;
         Yet your desire will be for your husband,
         And (R)he will rule over you."

 17Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it';
         (S)Cursed is the ground because of you;
         (T)In toil you will eat of it
         All the days of your life.
    18"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
         And you will eat the plants of the field;
    19By the sweat of your face
         You will eat bread,
         Till you (U)return to the ground,
         Because (V)from it you were taken;
         For you are dust,
         And to dust you shall return."

 20Now the man called his wife's name [a](W)Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

 21The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

 22Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of (X)Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from (Y)the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"--

 23therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.

 24So (Z)He drove the man out; and at the (AA)east of the garden of Eden He stationed the (AB)cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to (AC)the tree of life.

Footnotes:Genesis 3:20 I.e. living; or life
Cross references:Genesis 3:1 : 2 Cor 11:3; Rev 12:9; 20:2 Genesis 3:2 : Gen 2:16, 17 Genesis 3:4 : John 8:44; 2 Cor 11:3 Genesis 3:5 : Is 14:14; Ezek 28:2, 12-17 Genesis 3:6 : Rom 5:12-19; 1 Tim 2:14; James 1:14, 15; 1 John 2:16 Genesis 3:7 : Is 47:3; Lam 1:8 Genesis 3:8 : Gen 18:33; Lev 26:12; Deut 23:14 Genesis 3:8 : Job 31:33; Ps 139:1-12; Hos 10:8; Amos 9:3; Rev 6:15-17 Genesis 3:9 : Gen 4:9; 18:9 Genesis 3:10 : Ex 20:18, 19; Deut 5:25 Genesis 3:12 : Job 31:33; Prov 28:13 Genesis 3:13 : 2 Cor 11:3; 1 Tim 2:14 Genesis 3:14 : Deut 28:15-20 Genesis 3:14 : Is 65:25; Mic 7:17 Genesis 3:15 : Rev 12:17 Genesis 3:15 : Rom 16:20 Genesis 3:16 : John 16:21; 1 Tim 2:15 Genesis 3:16 : 1 Cor 14:34 Genesis 3:17 : Gen 5:29; Rom 8:20-22; Heb 6:8 Genesis 3:17 : Job 5:7; 14:1; Eccl 2:23 Genesis 3:19 : Ps 90:3; 104:29; Eccl 12:7 Genesis 3:19 : Gen 2:7 Genesis 3:20 : 2 Cor 11:3; 1 Tim 2:13 Genesis 3:22 : Gen 1:26 Genesis 3:22 : Gen 2:9; Rev 22:14 Genesis 3:24 : Ezek 31:11 Genesis 3:24 : Gen 2:8 Genesis 3:24 : Ex 25:18-22; Ps 104:4; Ezek 10:1-20; Heb 1:7 Genesis 3:24 : Gen 2:9


Gradual

For He shall give His angels charge | over you,*
     to keep you in | all your ways.
In their hands they shall | bear you up,*
     lest you dash your foot a- | gainst a stone. (Psalm 91:11–12)

Epistle: 2 Cor. 6:1-10


Their Ministry Commended

 1And (A)working together with Him, (B)we also urge you not to receive (C)the grace of God in vain--

 2for He says,
         "(D)AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU,
         AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU."
         Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION"--

 3(E)giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,

 4but in everything (F)commending ourselves as (G)servants of God, (H)in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

 5in (I)beatings, in imprisonments, in (J)tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in (K)hunger,

 6in purity, in (L)knowledge, in (M)patience, in kindness, in the (N)Holy Spirit, in (O)genuine love,

 7in (P)the word of truth, in (Q)the power of God; by (R)the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,

 8by glory and (S)dishonor, by (T)evil report and good report; regarded as (U)deceivers and yet (V)true;

 9as unknown yet well-known, as (W)dying yet behold, (X)we live; as punished yet not put to death,

 10as (Y)sorrowful yet always (Z)rejoicing, as (AA)poor yet making many rich, as (AB)having nothing yet possessing (AC)all things.

Cross references:2 Corinthians 6:1 : 1 Cor 3:9 2 Corinthians 6:1 : 2 Cor 5:20 2 Corinthians 6:1 : Acts 11:23 2 Corinthians 6:2 : Is 49:8 2 Corinthians 6:3 : 1 Cor 8:9, 13; 9:12 2 Corinthians 6:4 : Rom 3:5 2 Corinthians 6:4 : 1 Cor 3:5; 2 Tim 2:24 2 Corinthians 6:4 : Acts 9:16; 2 Cor 4:8-11; 6:4-ff; 11:23-27; 12:10 2 Corinthians 6:5 : Acts 16:23 2 Corinthians 6:5 : Acts 19:23-ff 2 Corinthians 6:5 : 1 Cor 4:11 2 Corinthians 6:6 : 1 Cor 12:8; 2 Cor 11:6 2 Corinthians 6:6 : 2 Cor 1:23; 2:10; 13:10 2 Corinthians 6:6 : 1 Cor 2:4; 1 Thess 1:5 2 Corinthians 6:6 : Rom 12:9 2 Corinthians 6:7 : 2 Cor 2:17; 4:2 2 Corinthians 6:7 : 1 Cor 2:5 2 Corinthians 6:7 : Rom 13:12; 2 Cor 10:4; Eph 6:11-ff 2 Corinthians 6:8 : 1 Cor 4:10 2 Corinthians 6:8 : Rom 3:8; 1 Cor 4:13; 2 Cor 12:16 2 Corinthians 6:8 : Matt 27:63 2 Corinthians 6:8 : 2 Cor 1:18; 4:2; 1 Thess 2:3 2 Corinthians 6:9 : Rom 8:36 2 Corinthians 6:9 : 2 Cor 1:8, 10; 4:11 2 Corinthians 6:10 : John 16:22; 2 Cor 7:4; Phil 2:17; 4:4; Col 1:24; 1 Thess 1:6 2 Corinthians 6:10 : John 16:22; 2 Cor 7:4; Phil 2:17; 4:4; Col 1:24; 1 Thess 1:6 2 Corinthians 6:10 : 1 Cor 1:5; 2 Cor 8:9 2 Corinthians 6:10 : Acts 3:6 2 Corinthians 6:10 : Rom 8:32; 1 Cor 3:21


Verse

He who dwells in the secret place of the | Most High*
     shall abide under the shadow of the Al- | mighty.
He shall cover you with His | feathers,*
     and under His wings you shall take | refuge.
He shall call upon Me, and I will | answer him;*
     I will be with him in | trouble;
I will deliver him and | honor him.*
     and show him My sal- | vation. (Psalm 91:1, 4, 15–16)

Gospel: Matt. 4:1-11


The Temptation of Jesus

 1(A)Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness (B)to be tempted by the devil.

 2And after He had (C)fasted forty days and forty nights, He [a]then became hungry.

 3And (D)the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the (E)Son of God, command that these stones become bread."

 4But He answered and said, "It is written, '(F)MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'"

 5Then the devil took Him into (G)the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,

 6and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written,
         '(H)HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU';
         and
         'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP,
         SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'"

 7Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, '(I)YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"

 8(J)Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;

 9and he said to Him, "(K)All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me."

 10Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, '(L)YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"

 11Then the devil left Him; and behold, (M)angels came and began to minister to Him.

Footnotes:Matthew 4:2 Lit later became; or afterward became
Cross references:Matthew 4:1 : Mark 1:12, 13; Luke 4:1-13 Matthew 4:1 : Heb 4:15; James 1:14 Matthew 4:2 : Ex 34:28; 1 Kin 19:8 Matthew 4:3 : 1 Thess 3:5 Matthew 4:3 : Matt 14:33; 26:63; Mark 3:11; 5:7; Luke 1:35; 4:41; John 1:34, 49; Acts 9:20 Matthew 4:4 : Deut 8:3 Matthew 4:5 : Neh 11:1, 18; Dan 9:24; Matt 27:53 Matthew 4:6 : Ps 91:11, 12 Matthew 4:7 : Deut 6:16 Matthew 4:8 : Matt 16:26; 1 John 2:15-17 Matthew 4:9 : 1 Cor 10:20 Matthew 4:10 : Deut 6:13; 10:20 Matthew 4:11 : Matt 26:53; Luke 22:43; Heb 1:14


Offertory

He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. (Psalm 91)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 32


Blessedness of Forgiveness and of Trust in God.

A Psalm of David. A Maskil[a].

    1(A)How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
         Whose sin is covered!
    2How blessed is the man to whom the LORD (B)does not impute iniquity,
         And in whose spirit there is (C)no deceit!
    3When (D)I kept silent about my sin, (E)my body wasted away
         Through my (F)groaning all day long.
    4For day and night (G)Your hand was heavy upon me;
         My (H)vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.
    5I (I)acknowledged my sin to You,
         And my iniquity I (J)did not hide;
         I said, "(K)I will confess my transgressions to the LORD";
         And You (L)forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.
    6Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You (M)in a time when You may be found;
         Surely (N)in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.
    7You are (O)my hiding place; You (P)preserve me from trouble;
         You surround me with (Q)songs of deliverance. Selah.
    8I will (R)instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;
         I will counsel you (S)with My eye upon you.
    9Do not be (T)as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding,
         Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,
         Otherwise they will not come near to you.
    10Many are the (U)sorrows of the wicked,
         But (V)he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.
    11Be (W)glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones;
         And shout for joy, all you who are (X)upright in heart.

Footnotes:Psalm 32:1 Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
Cross references:Psalm 32:1 : Ps 85:2; 103:3; Rom 4:7, 8 Psalm 32:2 : 2 Cor 5:19 Psalm 32:2 : John 1:47 Psalm 32:3 : Ps 39:2, 3 Psalm 32:3 : Ps 31:10 Psalm 32:3 : Ps 38:8 Psalm 32:4 : 1 Sam 5:6; Job 23:2; 33:7; Ps 38:2; 39:10 Psalm 32:4 : Ps 22:15 Psalm 32:5 : Lev 26:40 Psalm 32:5 : Job 31:33 Psalm 32:5 : Ps 38:18; Prov 28:13; 1 John 1:9 Psalm 32:5 : Ps 103:12 Psalm 32:6 : Ps 69:13; Is 55:6 Psalm 32:6 : Ps 46:1-3; 69:1; 124:5; 144:7; Is 43:2 Psalm 32:7 : Ps 9:9; 31:20; 91:1; 119:114 Psalm 32:7 : Ps 121:7 Psalm 32:7 : Ex 15:1; Judg 5:1; Ps 40:3 Psalm 32:8 : Ps 25:8 Psalm 32:8 : Ps 33:18 Psalm 32:9 : Prov 26:3 Psalm 32:10 : Ps 16:4; Prov 13:21; Rom 2:9 Psalm 32:10 : Ps 5:11, 12; Prov 16:20 Psalm 32:11 : Ps 64:10; 68:3; 97:12 Psalm 32:11 : Ps 7:10; 64:10


First Reading: Gen. 4:1-26


Cain and Abel

 1Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD."

 2Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And (A)Abel was (B)a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

 3So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground.

 4(C)Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions And (D)the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering;

 5but (E)for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So (F)Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

 6Then the LORD said to Cain, "(G)Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?

 7"(H)If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? (I)And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, (J)but you must master it."

 8Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and (K)killed him.

 9Then the LORD said to Cain, "(L)Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

 10He said, "What have you done? (M)The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground.

 11"Now (N)you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

 12"(O)When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; (P)you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."

 13Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!

 14"Behold, You have (Q)driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and (R)I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and (S)whoever finds me will kill me."

 15So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him (T)sevenfold " And the LORD (U)appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.

 16Then Cain went out from the presence (V)of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

 17Cain had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.

 18Now to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad became the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael became the father of Methushael, and Methushael became the father of Lamech.

 19Lamech took to himself (W)two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.

 20Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

 21His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.

 22As for Zillah, she also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

 23Lamech said to his wives,
         "Adah and Zillah,
         Listen to my voice,
         You wives of Lamech,
         Give heed to my speech,
         (X)For I have killed a man for wounding me;
         And a boy for striking me;
    24If Cain is avenged (Y)sevenfold,
         Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

 25(Z)Adam had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, for, she said, "God has appointed me another offspring in place of Abel, (AA)for Cain killed him."

 26To Seth, to him also (AB)a son was born; and he called his name Enosh Then men began (AC)to call upon the name of the LORD.

Cross references:Genesis 4:2 : Luke 11:50, 51 Genesis 4:2 : Gen 46:32; 47:3 Genesis 4:4 : Heb 11:4 Genesis 4:4 : 1 Sam 15:22 Genesis 4:5 : 1 Sam 16:7 Genesis 4:5 : Is 3:9; Jude 11 Genesis 4:6 : Jon 4:4 Genesis 4:7 : Jer 3:12; Mic 7:18 Genesis 4:7 : Num 32:23 Genesis 4:7 : Job 11:14, 15; Rom 6:12, 16 Genesis 4:8 : Matt 23:35; Luke 11:51; 1 John 3:12-15; Jude 11 Genesis 4:9 : Gen 3:9 Genesis 4:10 : Num 35:33; Deut 21:1-9; Heb 12:24; Rev 6:9, 10 Genesis 4:11 : Gen 3:14; Deut 28:15-20; Gal 3:10 Genesis 4:12 : Deut 28:15-24; Joel 1:10-20 Genesis 4:12 : Lev 26:17, 36 Genesis 4:14 : Gen 3:24; Jer 52:3 Genesis 4:14 : Deut 28:64-67 Genesis 4:14 : Num 35:19 Genesis 4:15 : Gen 4:24 Genesis 4:15 : Ezek 9:4, 6 Genesis 4:16 : 2 Kin 24:20; Jer 23:39; 52:3 Genesis 4:19 : Gen 2:24 Genesis 4:23 : Ex 20:13; Lev 19:18; Deut 32:35; Ps 94:1 Genesis 4:24 : Gen 4:15 Genesis 4:25 : Gen 5:3 Genesis 4:25 : Gen 4:8 Genesis 4:26 : Luke 3:38 Genesis 4:26 : Gen 12:8; 26:25; 1 Kin 18:24; Ps 116:17; Joel 2:32; Zeph 3:9; 1 Cor 1:2


Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 16


The LORD the Psalmist's Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death.

A Mikhtam[a] of David.

    1(A)Preserve me, O God, for (B)I take refuge in You.
    2I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
         I (C)have no good besides You."
    3As for the (D)saints who are in the earth,
         They are the majestic ones (E)in whom is all my delight.
    4The (F)sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied;
         I shall not pour out their drink offerings of (G)blood,
         Nor will I (H)take their names upon my lips.
    5The LORD is the (I)portion of my inheritance and my (J)cup;
         You support my (K)lot.
    6The (L)lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
         Indeed, my heritage is (M)beautiful to me.
    7I will bless the LORD who has (N)counseled me;
         Indeed, my (O)mind instructs me in the night.
    8(P)I have (Q)set the LORD continually before me;
         Because He is (R)at my right hand, (S)I will not be shaken.
    9Therefore (T)my heart is glad and (U)my glory rejoices;
         My flesh also will (V)dwell securely.
    10For You (W)will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
         Nor will You (X)allow Your Holy One to [b]undergo decay.
    11You will make known to me (Y)the path of life;
         In (Z)Your presence is fullness of joy;
         In Your right hand there are (AA)pleasures forever.

Footnotes:Psalm 16:1 Possibly Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm Psalm 16:10 Or see corruption or the pit
Cross references:Psalm 16:1 : Ps 17:8 Psalm 16:1 : Ps 7:1 Psalm 16:2 : Ps 73:25 Psalm 16:3 : Ps 101:6 Psalm 16:3 : Ps 119:63 Psalm 16:4 : Ps 32:10 Psalm 16:4 : Ps 106:37, 38 Psalm 16:4 : Ex 23:13; Josh 23:7 Psalm 16:5 : Ps 73:26; 119:57; 142:5; Lam 3:24 Psalm 16:5 : Ps 23:5 Psalm 16:5 : Ps 125:3 mg Psalm 16:6 : Ps 78:55 Psalm 16:6 : Jer 3:19 Psalm 16:7 : Ps 73:24 Psalm 16:7 : Ps 77:6 Psalm 16:8 : Ps 16:8-11; Acts 2:25-28 Psalm 16:8 : Ps 27:8; 123:1, 2 Psalm 16:8 : Ps 73:23; 110:5; 121:5 Psalm 16:8 : Ps 112:6 Psalm 16:9 : Ps 4:7; 13:5 Psalm 16:9 : Ps 30:12; 57:8; 108:1 Psalm 16:9 : Ps 4:8 Psalm 16:10 : Ps 49:15; 86:13 Psalm 16:10 : Acts 13:35 Psalm 16:11 : Ps 139:24; Matt 7:14 Psalm 16:11 : Ps 21:6; 43:4 Psalm 16:11 : Job 36:11; Ps 36:7, 8; 46:4


Second Reading: Mk. 2:18-28


 18(A)John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they came and said to Him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"

 19And Jesus said to them, "While the bridegroom is with them, the attendants of the bridegroom cannot fast, can they? So long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

 20"But the (B)days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.

 21"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear results.

 22"No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins."

Question of the Sabbath
 23(C)And it happened that He was passing through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples began to make their way along while (D)picking the heads of grain.

 24The Pharisees were saying to Him, "Look, (E)why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"

 25And He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions became hungry;

 26how he entered the house of God in the time of (F)Abiathar the high priest, and ate the consecrated bread, which (G)is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests, and he also gave it to those who were with him?"

 27Jesus said to them, "(H)The Sabbath was made for man, and (I)not man for the Sabbath.

 28"So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."

Cross references:Mark 2:18 : Matt 9:14-17; Luke 5:33-38 Mark 2:20 : Matt 9:15; Luke 17:22 Mark 2:23 : Matt 12:1-8; Luke 6:1-5 Mark 2:23 : Deut 23:25 Mark 2:24 : Matt 12:2 Mark 2:26 : 1 Sam 21:1; 2 Sam 8:17; 1 Chr 24:6 Mark 2:26 : Lev 24:9 Mark 2:27 : Ex 23:12; Deut 5:14 Mark 2:27 : Col 2:16


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