March 12th, 2019

Tuesday of Invocavit (Lent 1)

First Reading: Gen. 7:11-8:12

 11In the (A)six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all (B)the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.

 12(C)The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

 13On the very same day (D)Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark,

 14they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, all sorts of birds.

 15So they went into the ark to Noah, (E)by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life.

 16Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.

 17Then the flood came upon the earth for (F)forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth.

 18The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.

 19The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered.

 20The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, (G)and the mountains were covered.

 21(H)All flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind;

 22of all that was on the dry land, all (I)in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.

 23Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only (J)Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.

 24(K)The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.

The Flood Subsides
 1But (L)God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and (M)God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.

 2Also (N)the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and (O)the rain from the sky was restrained;

 3and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end (P)of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.

 4In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, (Q)the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.

 5The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

 6Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the (R)window of the ark which he had made;

 7and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.

 8Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;

 9but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.

 10So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove from the ark.

 11The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth.

 12Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out (S)the dove; but she did not return to him again.

Cross references:Genesis 7:11 : Gen 7:6 Genesis 7:11 : Gen 8:2 Genesis 7:12 : Gen 7:4, 17 Genesis 7:13 : Gen 6:18; 7:7 Genesis 7:15 : Gen 6:19; 7:9 Genesis 7:17 : Gen 7:4 Genesis 7:20 : Gen 8:4 Genesis 7:21 : Gen 6:7, 13, 17; 7:4 Genesis 7:22 : Gen 2:7 Genesis 7:23 : Matt 24:38, 39; Luke 17:26, 27; Heb 11:7; 1 Pet 3:20; 2 Pet 2:5 Genesis 7:24 : Gen 8:3 Genesis 8:1 : Gen 19:29; Ex 2:24; 1 Sam 1:19; Ps 105:42 Genesis 8:1 : Ex 14:21; 15:10; Job 12:15; Ps 29:10; Is 44:27; Nah 1:4 Genesis 8:2 : Gen 7:11 Genesis 8:2 : Gen 7:4, 12 Genesis 8:3 : Gen 7:24 Genesis 8:4 : Gen 7:20 Genesis 8:6 : Gen 6:16 Genesis 8:12 : Jer 48:28

Second Reading: Mk. 3:20-25

 20And He came [a](A)home, and the (B)crowd gathered again, (C)to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.

 21When (D)His own [b]people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, "(E)He has lost His senses."

 22The scribes who came down (F)from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by (G)Beelzebul," and "(H)He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."

 23(I)And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in (J)parables, "How can (K)Satan cast out Satan?

 24"If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

 25"If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

Footnotes:Mark 3:20 Lit into a house Mark 3:21 Or kinsmen
Cross references:Mark 3:20 : Mark 2:1; 7:17; 9:28 Mark 3:20 : Mark 1:45; 3:7 Mark 3:20 : Mark 6:31 Mark 3:21 : Mark 3:31 Mark 3:21 : John 10:20; Acts 26:24 Mark 3:22 : Matt 15:1 Mark 3:22 : Matt 10:25; 11:18 Mark 3:22 : Matt 9:34 Mark 3:23 : Matt 12:25-29; Luke 11:17-22 Mark 3:23 : Matt 13:3-ff; Mark 4:2-ff Mark 3:23 : Matt 4:10


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