March 11th, 2019

Monday of Invocavit (Lent 1)

First Reading: Gen. 6:1-7:5

Increasing Corruption on Earth
 1When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. 3Then the LORD said,(A) "My Spirit shall not abide in[a] man forever,(B) for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years." 4The Nephilim[b] were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

 5(C) The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every(D) intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6And(E) the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it(F) grieved him to his heart. 7So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them." 8But Noah(G) found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

Noah and the Flood
 9These are the generations of Noah.(H) Noah was a righteous man,(I) blameless in his generation. Noah(J) walked with God. 10And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

 11Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. 12And God(K) saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt,(L) for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 13And God said to Noah,(M) "I have determined to make an end of all flesh,[c] for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14Make yourself an ark of gopher wood.[d] Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. 15This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits,[e] its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. 16Make a roof[f] for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17(N) For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. 18But(O) I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 19And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. 20Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive. 21Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them." 22(P) Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.

 1Then the LORD said to Noah,(Q) "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that(R) you are righteous before me in this generation. 2Take with you seven pairs of all(S) clean animals,[g] the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate, 3and seven pairs[h] of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth. 4For in seven days(T) I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights,(U) and every living thing[i] that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground." 5(V) And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him.

Footnotes:Genesis 6:3 Or My Spirit shall not contend with Genesis 6:4 Or giants Genesis 6:13 Hebrew The end of all flesh has come before me Genesis 6:14 An unknown kind of tree; transliterated from Hebrew Genesis 6:15 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters Genesis 6:16 Or skylight Genesis 7:2 Or seven of each kind of clean animal Genesis 7:3 Or seven of each kind Genesis 7:4 Hebrew all existence; also verse 23
Cross references:Genesis 6:3 : 1 Pet 3:19, 20; Neh 9:30; Gal 5:16, 17 Genesis 6:3 : Psalm 78:39 Genesis 6:5 : Psalm 14:2, 3 Genesis 6:5 : Genesis 8:21; Job 14:4; 15:14; Psalm 51:5; Jer 17:9; Matt 15:19; Rom 3:23 Genesis 6:6 : 1 Sam 15:11; 2 Sam 24:16; Joel 2:13; Num 23:19; 1 Sam 15:29 Genesis 6:6 : Isa 63:10; Eph 4:30 Genesis 6:8 : Genesis 19:19; Exodus 33:12, 13, 16, 17 Genesis 6:9 : Genesis 7:1; Ezek 14:14, 20; 2 Pet 2:5 Genesis 6:9 : Job 1:1, 8; Luke 1:6 Genesis 6:9 : Genesis 5:22, 24; Heb 11:7 Genesis 6:12 : Psalm 14:2, 3; 53:2, 3 Genesis 6:12 : Job 22:15-17 Genesis 6:13 : Ezek 7:2, 3, 6 Genesis 6:17 : Genesis 7:4; 2 Pet 2:5 Genesis 6:18 : Genesis 9:9, 11 Genesis 6:22 : Heb 11:7; Exodus 40:16 Genesis 7:1 : Matt 24:38, 39; Luke 17:26, 27; Heb 11:7; 1 Pet 3:20; 2 Pet 2:5 Genesis 7:1 : Genesis 6:9 Genesis 7:2 : Genesis 8:20; Lev 11 Genesis 7:4 : Genesis 7:12, 17; Job 37:11-13 Genesis 7:4 : Genesis 6:17 Genesis 7:5 : Genesis 6:22

Second Reading: Mk. 3:1-19

A Man with a Withered Hand
 1(A) Again(B) he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2And(C) they watched Jesus,[a] to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come here." 4And he said to them, (D) "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent. 5And he(E) looked around at them with anger, grieved at(F) their hardness of heart, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand."(G) He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6(H) The Pharisees went out and immediately(I) held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
A Great Crowd Follows Jesus
 7(J) Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and(K) a great crowd followed, from Galilee and Judea 8and Jerusalem and(L) Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from around(M) Tyre and Sidon. When the great crowd heard all that he was doing, they came to him. 9And he told his disciples to(N) have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they(O) crush him, 10for(P) he had healed many, so that all who had(Q) diseases pressed around him(R) to touch him. 11(S) And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they(T) fell down before him and cried out, "You are(U) the Son of God." 12And(V) he strictly ordered them not to make him known.
The Twelve Apostles
 13(W) And he went up on the mountain and called to him those(X) whom he desired, and they came to him. 14(Y) And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15(Z) and have authority to cast out demons. 16He appointed the twelve:(AA) Simon (to whom(AB) he gave the name Peter); 17(AC) James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); 18Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and(AD) Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, 19and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Footnotes:Mark 3:2 Greek him
Cross references:Mark 3:1 : For Mark 3:1-6, Matt 12:9-14; Luke 6:6-11 Mark 3:1 : Mark 1:29 Mark 3:2 : Luke 14:1; 20:20; Luke 11:54; John 8:6 Mark 3:4 : Luke 14:3 Mark 3:5 : Mark 3:34; Mark 5:32; 10:23; Mark 10:21 Mark 3:5 : Mark 6:52; Rom 11:25; Eph 4:18 Mark 3:5 : 1 Kgs 13:4 Mark 3:6 : Matt 12:14 Mark 3:6 : Mark 12:13; Matt 22:16; Mark 8:15 Mark 3:7 : Matt 12:15 Mark 3:7 : Matt 4:25; Luke 6:17 Mark 3:8 : Isa 34:5; Ezek 35:15 Mark 3:8 : Matt 11:21 Mark 3:9 : Mark 6:32, 45 (Gk); 8:10 (Gk) Mark 3:9 : Mark 5:24, 31 Mark 3:10 : Matt 4:23 Mark 3:10 : Mark 5:29, 34 Mark 3:10 : Mark 6:56; Matt 9:20, 21; 14:36; Luke 6:19 Mark 3:11 : Mark 1:26, 34; Luke 4:41 Mark 3:11 : Luke 8:28 Mark 3:11 : Matt 14:33 Mark 3:12 : Matt 12:16 Mark 3:13 : Matt 10:1; Luke 6:12, 13; Mark 6:7-13; Luke 9:1, 2 Mark 3:13 : John 13:18; 15:16, 19 Mark 3:14 : Mark 3:13 Mark 3:15 : Mark 3:13 Mark 3:16 : For Mark 3:16-19, Matt 10:2-4; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:13 Mark 3:16 : Matt 16:18; John 1:42 Mark 3:17 : Matt 4:21 Mark 3:18 : Matt 9:9


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