March 16th, 2019

Saturday of Invocavit (Lent 1)


First Reading: Gen. 15:1-21


Abram Promised a Son
 1After these things (A)the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying,
         "(B)Do not fear, Abram,
         I am (C)a shield to you;
         Your (D)reward shall be very great."

 2Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"

 3And Abram said, "Since You have given no offspring to me, one (E)born in my house is my heir."

 4Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir; (F)but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir."

 5And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and (G)count the stars, if you are able to count them " And He said to him, "(H)So shall your descendants be."

 6(I)Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

 7And He said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you out of (J)Ur of the Chaldeans, to (K)give you this land to possess it."

 8He said, "O Lord GOD, (L)how may I know that I will possess it?"

 9So He said to him, "Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

 10Then he brought all these to Him and (M)cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he (N)did not cut the birds.

 11The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

 12Now when the sun was going down, (O)a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.

 13God said to Abram, "Know for certain that (P)your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where (Q)they will be enslaved and oppressed (R)four hundred years.

 14"But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out (S)with many possessions.

 15"As for you, (T)you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.

 16"Then in (U)the fourth generation they will return here, for (V)the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."

 17It came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which (W)passed between these pieces.

 18On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,
         "(X)To your descendants I have given this land,
         From (Y)the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

 19(Z)the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite

 20and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim

 21and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite."

Cross references:Genesis 15:1 : Gen 15:4; 46:2; 1 Sam 15:10 Genesis 15:1 : Gen 21:17; 26:24; Is 41:10 Genesis 15:1 : Deut 33:29 Genesis 15:1 : Num 18:20; Ps 58:11 Genesis 15:3 : Gen 14:14 Genesis 15:4 : Gal 4:28 Genesis 15:5 : Gen 22:17; 26:4; Deut 1:10 Genesis 15:5 : Ex 32:13; Rom 4:18; Heb 11:12 Genesis 15:6 : Rom 4:3, 20-22; Gal 3:6; James 2:23 Genesis 15:7 : Gen 11:31 Genesis 15:7 : Gen 13:15, 17 Genesis 15:8 : Judg 6:36-40; Luke 1:18 Genesis 15:10 : Gen 15:17 Genesis 15:10 : Lev 1:17 Genesis 15:12 : Gen 2:21; 28:11; Job 33:15 Genesis 15:13 : Acts 7:6, 17 Genesis 15:13 : Ex 1:11; Deut 5:15 Genesis 15:13 : Ex 12:40; Gal 3:17 Genesis 15:14 : Ex 12:32-38 Genesis 15:15 : Gen 25:8; 47:30 Genesis 15:16 : Gen 15:13 Genesis 15:16 : Lev 18:24-28 Genesis 15:17 : Jer 34:18, 19 Genesis 15:18 : Gen 17:8; Josh 21:43; Acts 7:5 Genesis 15:18 : Ex 23:31; Num 34:1-15; Deut 1:7, 8 Genesis 15:19 : Ex 3:17; 23:28; Josh 24:11; Neh 9:8


Second Reading: Mk. 5:21-43


Miracles and Healing

 21(A)When Jesus had crossed over again in (B)the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed (C)by the seashore.

 22(D)One of (E)the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet

 23and implored Him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and (F)lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live."

 24And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.

 25A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years,

 26and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse--

 27after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.

 28For she thought, "If I just touch His garments, I will get well."

 29Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her (G)affliction.

 30Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that (H)the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My garments?"

 31And His disciples said to Him, "You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?'"

 32And He looked around to see the woman who had done this.

 33But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came 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 (K)affliction."

 35While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the (L)synagogue official, saying, "Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?"

 36But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the (M)synagogue official, "(N)Do not be afraid any longer, only believe."

 37And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except (O)Peter and James and John the brother of James.

 38They came to the house of the (P)synagogue official; and He saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing.

 39And entering in, He said to them, "Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep."

 40They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child's father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was.

 41Taking the child by the hand, He said to her, "Talitha kum!" (which translated means, "Little girl, (Q)I say to you, get up!").

 42Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded.

 43And He (R)gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat.

Cross references:Mark 5:21 : Matt 9:1; Luke 8:40 Mark 5:21 : Mark 4:36 Mark 5:21 : Mark 4:1 Mark 5:22 : Matt 9:18-26; Luke 8:41-56 Mark 5:22 : Matt 9:18; Mark 5:35, 36, 38; Luke 8:49; 13:14; Acts 13:15; 18:8, 17 Mark 5:23 : Mark 6:5; 7:32; 8:23; 16:18; Luke 4:40; 13:13; Acts 6:6; 9:17; 28:8 Mark 5:29 : Mark 3:10; 5:34 Mark 5:30 : Luke 5:17 Mark 5:34 : Matt 9:22 Mark 5:34 : Luke 7:50; 8:48; Acts 16:36; James 2:16 Mark 5:34 : Mark 3:10; 5:29 Mark 5:35 : Mark 5:22 Mark 5:36 : Mark 5:22 Mark 5:36 : Luke 8:50 Mark 5:37 : Matt 17:1; 26:37 Mark 5:38 : Mark 5:22 Mark 5:41 : Luke 7:14; Acts 9:40 Mark 5:43 : Matt 8:4


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