March 16th, 2019

Saturday of Invocavit (Lent 1)

First Reading: Gen. 15:1-21

God’s Covenant with Abram
 1After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:(A) "Fear not, Abram, I am(B) your shield; your reward shall be very great." 2But Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue[a] childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?" 3And Abram said, "Behold, you have given me no offspring, and(C) a member of my household will be my heir." 4And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: "This man shall not be your heir;(D) your very own son[b] shall be your heir." 5And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and(E) number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him,(F) "So shall your offspring be." 6And(G) he believed the LORD, and(H) he counted it to him as righteousness.

 7And he said to him, "I am the LORD who(I) brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans(J) to give you this land to possess." 8But he said, "O Lord GOD,(K) how am I to know that I shall possess it?" 9He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." 10And he brought him all these,(L) cut them in half, and laid each half over against the other. But(M) he did not cut the birds in half. 11And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

 12As the sun was going down, a(N) deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. 13Then the LORD said to Abram, "Know for certain(O) that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and(P) they will be afflicted for(Q) four hundred years. 14But(R) I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward(S) they shall come out with great possessions. 15As for yourself, you shall go to your fathers in peace;(T) you shall be buried in a good old age. 16And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for(U) the iniquity of the Amorites(V) is not yet complete."

 17When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 18On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,(W) "To your offspring I give[c] this land, from(X) the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, 19the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 20the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites."

Footnotes:Genesis 15:2 Or I shall die Genesis 15:4 Hebrew what will come out of your own loins Genesis 15:18 Or have given
Cross references:Genesis 15:1 : Genesis 26:24; Dan 10:12; Luke 1:13, 30 Genesis 15:1 : Psalm 3:3; 18:2; 84:11; 119:114 Genesis 15:3 : Genesis 14:14 Genesis 15:4 : Genesis 17:16 Genesis 15:5 : Psalm 147:4 Genesis 15:5 : Genesis 22:17; 26:4; Exodus 32:13; Deut 1:10; 10:22; 1 Chr 27:23; Heb 11:12; Cited Rom 4:18 Genesis 15:6 : Rom 4:9, 22; Gal 3:6; James 2:23 Genesis 15:6 : Cited Rom 4:3; Psalm 106:31 Genesis 15:7 : Genesis 11:31; 12:1; Neh 9:7, 8; Acts 7:2-4 Genesis 15:7 : Psalm 105:42, 44 Genesis 15:8 : Judg 6:17; 2 Kgs 20:8; Psalm 86:17; Isa 7:11-13; Luke 1:18 Genesis 15:10 : Jer 34:18, 19 Genesis 15:10 : Lev 1:17 Genesis 15:12 : Genesis 2:21 Genesis 15:13 : Acts 7:6, 7 Genesis 15:13 : Exodus 1:11, 12; 3:7 Genesis 15:13 : Acts 7:6; Exodus 12:40, 41; Gal 3:17 Genesis 15:14 : Exodus 6:6 Genesis 15:14 : Exodus 12:36; Psalm 105:37 Genesis 15:15 : Genesis 25:8 Genesis 15:16 : 1 Kgs 21:26; Amos 2:9 Genesis 15:16 : Dan 8:23; Matt 23:32; 1 Thess 2:16 Genesis 15:18 : Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 24:7; 26:4; Num 34:2; Deut 34:4; Neh 9:8 Genesis 15:18 : Exodus 23:31; Deut 1:7; Josh 1:4

Second Reading: Mk. 5:21-43

Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter

 21And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22(A) Then came one of(B) the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23and implored him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and(C) lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live." 24And he went with him.


   And a great crowd followed him and(D) thronged about him. 25And there was a woman(E) who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28For she said, "If I touch even his garments, I will be made well." 29(F) And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her(G) disease. 30And Jesus, perceiving in himself that(H) power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, "Who touched my garments?" 31And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, 'Who touched me?'" 32And he looked around to see who had done it. 33But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34And he said to her, "Daughter,(I) your faith has made you well;(J) go in peace, and be healed of your disease."

 35While he was still speaking, there came from(K) the ruler’s house some who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why(L) trouble(M) the Teacher any further?" 36But overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus said to(N) the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe." 37And he allowed no one to follow him except(O) Peter and James and(P) John the brother of James. 38They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus[b] saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39And when he had entered, he said to them, (Q) "Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but(R) sleeping." 40And they laughed at him. But he(S) put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41(T) Taking her by the hand he said to her, "Talitha cumi," which means, "Little girl, I say to you,(U) arise." 42And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43And(V) he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Footnotes:Mark 5:36 Or ignoring; some manuscripts hearing Mark 5:38 Greek he
Cross references:Mark 5:22 : For Mark 5:22-43, Matt 9:18-26; Luke 8:41-56 Mark 5:22 : Luke 13:14; Acts 13:15; 18:8, 17 Mark 5:23 : Mark 6:5; 7:32; 8:23, 25; 16:18; Matt 9:18; Luke 4:40; 13:13; Acts 9:12, 17; 28:8 Mark 5:24 : Mark 5:31; Mark 3:9 Mark 5:25 : Lev 15:25 Mark 5:29 : Matt 15:28; 17:18 Mark 5:29 : Mark 3:10 Mark 5:30 : Luke 5:17; 6:19; 8:46; Acts 10:38 Mark 5:34 : Luke 7:50 Mark 5:34 : Mark 5:29 Mark 5:35 : Mark 5:22 Mark 5:35 : Luke 7:6 Mark 5:35 : John 11:28 Mark 5:36 : Mark 5:35 Mark 5:37 : Mark 9:2; 14:33 Mark 5:37 : Mark 3:17 Mark 5:39 : Acts 20:10 Mark 5:39 : John 11:4, 11 Mark 5:40 : Acts 9:40 Mark 5:41 : Mark 1:31 Mark 5:41 : Luke 7:14, 22; Matt 11:5; John 11:43 Mark 5:43 : Mark 9:9; Matt 8:4


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