March 17th, 2019

Reminiscere (Lent 2)


Explanation of the Week

Jacob wrestled with God; he would not let Him go until he received a blessing from Him. (Gen 32:22-32) So it was with the Canaanite woman. Though Jesus seemed to ignore and reject her, yet she continued to call upon His name and look to Him for help. (Mt 15:21-28) Even when the Lord called her a little dog, she held on to Him in faith and would not let Him wriggle out of His words: "Yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." This Gentile woman shows herself to be a true Israelite, who struggles with God and man in Christ and prevails. "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." This is the sanctifying will of God, (1 Thess 4:1-7) to test your faith in order that it may be refined and strengthened. For tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope in Christ does not disappoint. (Rom 5:1-5)

Introit

Antiphon:
Remember, O LORD, Your tender mercies and Your loving- | kindnesses,*
     for they are | from of old.
Let not my enemies triumph | over me.*
     Redeem Israel, O God, out of all their | troubles! (Psalm 25:6, 2)

Psalm:
To You, O LORD, I lift | up my soul.*
     O my God, I trust in You; let me not | be ashamed;
do not remember the sins | of my youth;*
     according to Your mercy remember me for Your | goodness' sake.
Good and upright | is the LORD;*
     therefore He teaches sinners | in the way.
For Your name's | sake, O LORD,*
     pardon my iniquity, for | it is great. (Psalm 25:1-2, 7-8, 11)

Collect (LSB)

O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength. By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; 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 God, who seest that of ourselves we have no strength, keep us both outwardly and inwardly that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to body and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Deus qui conspicis omni nos virtute destitui, interius exteriusque custodi, ut ab omnibus adversitatibus muniamur in corpore, et a pravis cogitationibus mundemur in mente. Per 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. 32:22-32


Jacob Wrestles with God

 22The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children,[a] and crossed the ford of the(A) Jabbok. 23He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24And Jacob was left alone. And(B) a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said,(C) "I will not let you go unless you bless me." 27And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." 28Then he said,(D) "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel,[b] for(E) you have striven with God and(F) with men, and have prevailed." 29Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he said,(G) "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him. 30So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel,[c] saying, "For(H) I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered." 31The sun rose upon him as he passed(I) Penuel, limping because of his hip. 32Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip on the sinew of the thigh.

Footnotes:Genesis 32:22 Or sons Genesis 32:28 Israel means He strives with God, or God strives Genesis 32:30 Peniel means the face of God
Cross references:Genesis 32:22 : Deut 2:37; 3:16; Josh 12:2 Genesis 32:24 : Hos 12:3, 4 Genesis 32:26 : Luke 18:1; Matt 15:21-28 Genesis 32:28 : Genesis 35:10; 2 Kgs 17:34 Genesis 32:28 : Hos 12:3, 4 Genesis 32:28 : Genesis 33:4 Genesis 32:29 : Judg 13:18 Genesis 32:30 : Genesis 16:13; Exodus 24:10, 11; Deut 5:24; Judg 6:22; 13:22; Exodus 33:20; Isa 6:5 Genesis 32:31 : Judg 8:8, 17; 1 Kgs 12:25


Old Testament: Isaiah 45:20-25


 20(A) "Assemble yourselves and come;
   draw near together,
   you survivors of the nations!(B) They have no knowledge
   who(C) carry about their wooden idols,(D) and keep on praying to a god
   that cannot save. 21(E) Declare and present your case;
   let them take counsel together!Who told this long ago?
   Who declared it of old?Was it not I, the LORD?
   And there is no other god besides me,a righteous God(F) and a Savior;
   there is none besides me.

 22"Turn to me and be saved,
   (G) all the ends of the earth!
   For I am God, and there is no other. 23(H) By myself I have sworn;
   from my mouth has gone out in(I) righteousness
   a word that shall not return:(J) 'To me every knee shall bow,
   every tongue shall swear allegiance.'[a]

 24(K) "Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me,
   are righteousness and(L) strength;to him shall come and be ashamed
   (M) all who were incensed against him. 25In the LORD all the offspring of Israel
   shall be justified and shall glory."

Footnotes:Isaiah 45:23 Septuagint every tongue shall confess to God
Cross references:Isaiah 45:20 : Isaiah 41:1 Isaiah 45:20 : Isaiah 44:18, 19; 48:5-7 Isaiah 45:20 : Isaiah 46:1, 7; Jer 10:5 Isaiah 45:20 : Isaiah 44:17 Isaiah 45:21 : Isaiah 41:22, 26; 43:9 Isaiah 45:21 : Isaiah 43:11 Isaiah 45:22 : Isaiah 11:12; 43:5, 6 Isaiah 45:23 : Gen 22:16 Isaiah 45:23 : Isaiah 45:19 Isaiah 45:23 : Cited Rom 14:11; Phil 2:10 Isaiah 45:24 : Isaiah 26:4; 44:8 Isaiah 45:24 : Isaiah 26:4; 44:8 Isaiah 45:24 : Isaiah 41:11


Gradual

The troubles of my heart | have enlarged;*
     bring me out of my dis- | tresses!
Look on my affliction | and my pain,*
     and forgive | all my sins. (Psalm 25:17–18)

Epistle: 1 Thess. 4:1-7


A Life Pleasing to God

 1Finally, then, brothers,[a] we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you(A) received from us(B) how you ought to walk and(C) to please God, just as you are doing, that you(D) do so more and more. 2For(E) you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3For this is the will of God,(F) your sanctification:[b](G) that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4that each one of you know how to control his own(H) body[c] in holiness and(I) honor, 5not in(J) the passion of lust(K) like the Gentiles(L) who do not know God; 6that no one transgress and(M) wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is(N) an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7For(O) God has not called us for(P) impurity, but in holiness.

Footnotes:1 Thessalonians 4:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 10, 13 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Or your holiness 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or how to take a wife for himself; Greek how to possess his own vessel
Cross references:1 Thessalonians 4:1 : Phil 4:9; Col 2:6 1 Thessalonians 4:1 : Eph 4:1 1 Thessalonians 4:1 : Col 1:10 1 Thessalonians 4:1 : 1 Thessalonians 3:12 1 Thessalonians 4:2 : 1 Cor 11:2 1 Thessalonians 4:3 : Rom 6:19, 22; 1 Cor 1:30; 2 Thess 2:13; 1 Tim 2:15; Heb 12:14; 1 Pet 1:2 1 Thessalonians 4:3 : 1 Cor 6:18 1 Thessalonians 4:4 : 1 Pet 3:7; 2 Cor 4:7 1 Thessalonians 4:4 : Rom 1:24 1 Thessalonians 4:5 : Rom 1:26 1 Thessalonians 4:5 : Eph 4:17 1 Thessalonians 4:5 : Psalm 79:6; Jer 9:3; 10:25; Gal 4:8 1 Thessalonians 4:6 : 1 Cor 6:8 1 Thessalonians 4:6 : Rom 13:4; Rom 12:19; Heb 13:4 1 Thessalonians 4:7 : 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Pet 1:15 1 Thessalonians 4:7 : 1 Thessalonians 2:3


Verse

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for | He is good!*
     For His mercy endures for- | ever.
Who can utter the mighty acts | of the LORD?*
     Who can declare | all His praise?
Blessed are those who keep | justice,*
     and he who does righteousness at | all times!
Remember me, O LORD, with the favor You have toward Your | people;*
     oh, visit me with Your sal- | vation. (Psalm 106:1–4)

Gospel: Matt. 15:21-28


The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

 21(A) And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold,(B) a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying,(C) "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon." 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying,(D) "Send her away, for she is crying out after us." 24He answered, (E) "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." 25But she came and(F) knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." 26And he answered, "It is not right to take the children’s bread and(G) throw it to the dogs." 27She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat(H) the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table." 28Then Jesus answered her, "O woman,(I) great is your faith!(J) Be it done for you as you desire."(K) And her daughter was healed instantly.[a]

Footnotes:Matthew 15:28 Greek from that hour
Cross references:Matthew 15:21 : For Matthew 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30 Matthew 15:22 : Gen 10:15, 19; Judg 1:30-33 Matthew 15:22 : Matthew 9:27 Matthew 15:23 : Matthew 14:15 Matthew 15:24 : Rom 15:8; Matthew 10:5, 6 Matthew 15:25 : Matthew 8:2 Matthew 15:26 : Matthew 7:6 Matthew 15:27 : Luke 16:21 Matthew 15:28 : Matthew 9:2 Matthew 15:28 : Matthew 8:13 Matthew 15:28 : Matthew 9:22; 17:18; John 4:52, 53


Offertory

And I will delight myself in Your commandments, Which I love. My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love. (Psalm 119)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 130


My Soul Waits for the Lord

A Song of(A) Ascents.

 1Out of(B) the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
 2O Lord, hear my voice!(C) Let your ears be attentive
   to(D) the voice of my pleas for mercy!

 3If you, O LORD, should(E) mark iniquities,
   O Lord, who could(F) stand? 4But with you there is(G) forgiveness,
   (H) that you may be feared.

 5I(I) wait for the LORD,(J) my soul waits,
   and(K) in his word I hope; 6my soul(L) waits for the Lord
   more than(M) watchmen for(N) the morning,
   more than watchmen for the morning.

 7O Israel,(O) hope in the LORD!
   For(P) with the LORD there is steadfast love,
   and with him is plentiful redemption. 8And he will(Q) redeem Israel
   from all his iniquities.

Cross references:Psalm 130:1 : Psalm 120, title Psalm 130:1 : Psalm 69:2, 14; Lam 3:55; Jonah 2:2 Psalm 130:2 : Psalm 86:6; 2 Chr 6:40 Psalm 130:2 : Psalm 140:6 Psalm 130:3 : Psalm 90:8; Job 10:14 Psalm 130:3 : Psalm 76:7; Amos 2:15; Nah 1:6; Mal 3:2; Eph 6:13; Rev 6:17; Psalm 143:2 Psalm 130:4 : Psalms 42:7; Isa 55:7; Dan 9:9; Psalm 86:5, 15 Psalm 130:4 : 1 Kgs 8:39, 40; Jer 33:8, 9; Rom 2:4 Psalm 130:5 : Psalm 40:1; Isa 8:17; 26:8 Psalm 130:5 : Psalm 33:20 Psalm 130:5 : Psalm 119:74, 81 Psalm 130:6 : Psalm 123:2 Psalm 130:6 : Psalm 63:6; 119:147 Psalm 130:6 : Psalm 5:3 Psalm 130:7 : Psalm 131:3 Psalm 130:7 : Psalms 42:4 Psalm 130:8 : Psalm 111:9; Luke 1:68; Titus 2:14; Matt 1:21; Psalm 25:22


First Reading: Gen. 16:1-9; Gen. 15-17:22


Sarai and Hagar
 1(A) Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was(B) Hagar. 2And Sarai said to Abram, "Behold now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children[a] by her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. 3So, after Abram(C) had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife. 4And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived,(D) she looked with contempt on her mistress.[b] 5And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May(E) the LORD judge between you and me!" 6But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please." Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.

 7The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to(F) Shur. 8And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai." 9The angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress and submit to her."

Footnotes:Genesis 16:2 Hebrew be built up, which sounds like the Hebrew for children Genesis 16:4 Hebrew her mistress was dishonorable in her eyes; similarly in verse 5
Cross references:Genesis 16:1 : Genesis 15:2, 3 Genesis 16:1 : Genesis 21:9; Gal 4:24 Genesis 16:3 : Genesis 12:5 Genesis 16:4 : 1 Sam 1:6, 7 Genesis 16:5 : Genesis 31:53; 1 Sam 24:12 Genesis 16:7 : Genesis 25:18; Exodus 15:22




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."

Sarai and Hagar
 1(Y) Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was(Z) Hagar. 2And Sarai said to Abram, "Behold now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children[d] by her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. 3So, after Abram(AA) had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife. 4And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived,(AB) she looked with contempt on her mistress.[e] 5And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May(AC) the LORD judge between you and me!" 6But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please." Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.

 7The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to(AD) Shur. 8And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai." 9The angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress and submit to her." 10The angel of the LORD also said to her,(AE) "I will surely multiply your offspring so that they cannot be numbered for multitude." 11And the angel of the LORD said to her,
   "Behold, you are pregnant
   and shall bear a son.You shall call his name Ishmael,[f]
   (AF) because the LORD has listened to your affliction. 12He shall be(AG) a wild donkey of a man,
   his hand against everyone
   and everyone’s hand against him,and he shall dwell(AH) over against all his kinsmen."

 13So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God of seeing,"[g] for she said,(AI) "Truly here I have seen him who looks after me."[h] 14Therefore the well was called(AJ) Beer-lahai-roi;[i] it lies between(AK) Kadesh and Bered.

 15And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision
 1When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty;[j] walk before me, and be(AL) blameless, 2that I may make my covenant between me and you, and(AM) may multiply you greatly." 3Then Abram(AN) fell on his face. And God said to him, 4"Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be(AO) the father of a multitude of nations. 5No longer shall your name be called Abram,[k] but(AP) your name shall be Abraham,[l](AQ) for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make(AR) you into nations, and(AS) kings shall come from you. 7And I will(AT) establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant,(AU) to be God to you and to your offspring after you. 8And(AV) I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and(AW) I will be their God."

 9And God said to Abraham, "As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations. 10This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. 11You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a(AX) sign of the covenant between me and you. 12He who is(AY) eight days old among you shall be circumcised. Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or(AZ) bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring, 13both he who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money, shall surely be circumcised. So shall my covenant be in your flesh an everlasting covenant. 14Any uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant."

Isaac’s Birth Promised
 15And God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah[m] shall be her name. 16I will bless her, and moreover, I will(BA) give[n] you a son by her. I will bless her, and(BB) she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her." 17Then Abraham(BC) fell on his face(BD) and laughed and said to himself, "Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?" 18And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!" 19God said, "No, but(BE) Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name(BF) Isaac.[o] I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. 20As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and(BG) multiply him greatly. He(BH) shall father twelve princes, and(BI) I will make him into a great nation. 21But(BJ) I will establish my covenant with Isaac,(BK) whom Sarah shall bear to you at this time next year."

 22When he had finished talking with him,(BL) God went up from Abraham.

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 Genesis 16:2 Hebrew be built up, which sounds like the Hebrew for children Genesis 16:4 Hebrew her mistress was dishonorable in her eyes; similarly in verse 5 Genesis 16:11 Ishmael means God hears Genesis 16:13 Or You are a God who sees me Genesis 16:13 Hebrew Have I really seen him here who sees me? or Would I have looked here for the one who sees me? Genesis 16:14 Beer-lahai-roi means the well of the Living One who sees me Genesis 17:1 Hebrew El Shaddai Genesis 17:5 Abram means exalted father Genesis 17:5 Abraham means father of a multitude Genesis 17:15 Sarai and Sarah mean princess Genesis 17:16 Hebrew have given Genesis 17:19 Isaac means he laughs
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 Genesis 16:1 : Genesis 15:2, 3 Genesis 16:1 : Genesis 21:9; Gal 4:24 Genesis 16:3 : Genesis 12:5 Genesis 16:4 : 1 Sam 1:6, 7 Genesis 16:5 : Genesis 31:53; 1 Sam 24:12 Genesis 16:7 : Genesis 25:18; Exodus 15:22 Genesis 16:10 : Genesis 17:20; 21:18; Genesis 25:12-18 Genesis 16:11 : Genesis 29:32 Genesis 16:12 : Job 39:5-8; Genesis 21:20 Genesis 16:12 : Genesis 25:18 Genesis 16:13 : Genesis 32:30; Exodus 19:21; 33:20; Judg 13:22 Genesis 16:14 : Genesis 24:62; 25:11 Genesis 16:14 : Genesis 14:7; 20:1; Num 13:26 Genesis 17:1 : Genesis 6:9; Deut 18:13; Job 1:1; Psalm 119:1; Matt 5:48 Genesis 17:2 : Genesis 12:2; 13:16; 22:17 Genesis 17:3 : Genesis 17:17 Genesis 17:4 : Rom 4:11, 12, 16 Genesis 17:5 : Neh 9:7 Genesis 17:5 : Cited Rom 4:17 Genesis 17:6 : Genesis 35:11 Genesis 17:6 : Genesis 17:16 Genesis 17:7 : Gal 3:17 Genesis 17:7 : Heb 11:16; Genesis 26:24; 28:13 Genesis 17:8 : Genesis 12:7; 13:15; Psalm 105:11 Genesis 17:8 : Exodus 6:7; Lev 26:12 Genesis 17:11 : Acts 7:8; Rom 4:11 Genesis 17:12 : Lev 12:3; Luke 1:59; 2:21; Phil 3:5 Genesis 17:12 : Exodus 12:48, 49 Genesis 17:16 : Genesis 18:10 Genesis 17:16 : Genesis 35:11 Genesis 17:17 : Genesis 17:3 Genesis 17:17 : Genesis 21:6; Rom 4:19; John 8:56 Genesis 17:19 : Genesis 18:10; 21:2; Gal 4:23, 28 Genesis 17:19 : Genesis 21:3 Genesis 17:20 : Genesis 16:10 Genesis 17:20 : Genesis 25:12-16 Genesis 17:20 : Genesis 21:13, 18 Genesis 17:21 : Genesis 26:2-5 Genesis 17:21 : Genesis 21:2 Genesis 17:22 : Genesis 35:13


Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 25


Teach Me Your Paths

[a] Of David.

 1To you, O LORD, I(A) lift up my soul. 2O my God, in you I(B) trust;
   (C) let me not be put to shame;
   (D) let not my enemies exult over me. 3Indeed,(E) none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
   they shall be ashamed who are(F) wantonly(G) treacherous.

 4(H) Make me to know your ways, O LORD;
   teach me your paths. 5Lead me in your(I) truth and teach me,
   for you are the God of my salvation;
   for you I wait all the day long.

 6Remember your(J) mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love,
   (K) for they have been from of old. 7Remember not(L) the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
   according to your(M) steadfast love remember me,
   for the sake of your goodness, O LORD!

 8(N) Good and upright is the LORD;
   therefore he(O) instructs sinners in the way. 9He leads the humble in what is right,
   and teaches the humble his way. 10All the paths of the LORD are(P) steadfast love and faithfulness,
   for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

 11For your(Q) name’s sake, O LORD,
   pardon my guilt, for it is(R) great. 12Who is the man who fears the LORD?
   Him(S) will he instruct in the way that he should choose. 13His soul shall(T) abide in well-being,
   and his(U) offspring(V) shall inherit the land. 14(W) The friendship[b] of the LORD is for those who fear him,
   and he makes known to them his covenant. 15My(X) eyes are ever toward the LORD,
   for he will(Y) pluck my feet out of the net.

 16(Z) Turn to me and be gracious to me,
   for I am lonely and afflicted. 17The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
   bring me out of my distresses. 18(AA) Consider my affliction and my trouble,
   and forgive all my sins.

 19Consider how many are my foes,
   and with what violent hatred they hate me. 20Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
   (AB) Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. 21May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
   for I wait for you.

 22(AC) Redeem Israel, O God,
   out of all his troubles.

Footnotes:Psalm 25:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet Psalm 25:14 Or The secret counsel
Cross references:Psalm 25:1 : Psalm 86:4; 143:8; Lam 3:41; Psalm 24:4 Psalm 25:2 : Psalm 11:1 Psalm 25:2 : Psalms 42:20; Psalm 31:1, 17; 71:1 Psalm 25:2 : Psalm 13:4 Psalm 25:3 : Isa 49:23; Rom 5:5; Phil 1:20 Psalm 25:3 : Psalm 59:3, 4 Psalm 25:3 : Jer 3:20 Psalm 25:4 : Psalm 27:11; 86:11; 143:8, 10; Exodus 33:13; Psalm 5:8; 119:35 Psalm 25:5 : Psalm 26:3; 86:11 Psalm 25:6 : Psalm 51:1; Psalm 103:17; Isa 63:15 Psalm 25:6 : Gen 8:1; 9:15; 19:29 Psalm 25:7 : Job 13:26; 20:11; Jer 3:25 Psalm 25:7 : Psalm 51:1 Psalm 25:8 : Psalm 100:5 Psalm 25:8 : Psalm 32:8 Psalm 25:10 : John 1:17 Psalm 25:11 : Psalm 23:3 Psalm 25:11 : Rom 5:20 Psalm 25:12 : Psalms 42:8 Psalm 25:13 : Prov 1:33; 19:23 Psalm 25:13 : Psalm 112:2 Psalm 25:13 : Psalm 37:9 Psalm 25:14 : Amos 3:7; Job 29:4 Psalm 25:15 : Psalm 123:1, 2; 141:8; 2 Chr 20:12 Psalm 25:15 : Psalm 31:4 Psalm 25:16 : Psalm 69:16; 86:16; 119:132 Psalm 25:18 : Job 10:15 Psalm 25:20 : Psalms 42:2 Psalm 25:22 : Psalm 34:22; 71:23; 130:8; Lam 3:58; 2 Sam 4:9


Second Reading: Mk. 6:1-13


Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
 1(A) He went away from there and came to(B) his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2And(C) on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and(D) many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3(E) Is not this(F) the carpenter, the son of Mary and(G) brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And(H) they took offense at him. 4And Jesus said to them, (I) "A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household." 5And(J) he could do no mighty work there, except that(K) he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6And(L) he marveled because of their unbelief.

   

   (M) And he went about among the villages teaching.

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles
 7(N) And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9but to(O) wear sandals and not put on two tunics.[a] 10And he said to them, "Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave,(P) shake off the dust that is on your feet(Q) as a testimony against them." 12(R) So they went out and(S) proclaimed(T) that people should repent. 13(U) And they cast out many demons and(V) anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

Footnotes:Mark 6:9 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
Cross references:Mark 6:1 : For Mark 6:1-6, Matt 13:54-58; Luke 4:16-30 Mark 6:1 : Matt 2:23; Luke 4:23 Mark 6:2 : Mark 1:21; Luke 4:31; 6:6; 13:10; Acts 13:14; Matt 4:23 Mark 6:2 : Matt 7:28 Mark 6:3 : Luke 4:22; John 6:42 Mark 6:3 : Matt 13:55 Mark 6:3 : Mark 3:31 Mark 6:3 : Matt 11:6 Mark 6:4 : Luke 4:24; John 4:44; Jer 11:21; 12:6; John 7:5 Mark 6:5 : Mark 9:23; Gen 19:22 Mark 6:5 : Mark 5:23 Mark 6:6 : Matt 8:10 Mark 6:6 : Matt 9:35; 11:1; Luke 8:1; 13:22 Mark 6:7 : Mark 3:13-15; For Mark 6:7-11, Matt 10:1, 5, 9-14; Luke 9:1, 3-5; Luke 10:4-11; 22:35 Mark 6:9 : Acts 12:8 Mark 6:11 : Acts 13:51; Neh 5:13; Acts 18:6 Mark 6:11 : Mark 1:44 Mark 6:12 : Luke 9:6 Mark 6:12 : Matt 10:7, 8 Mark 6:12 : Matt 3:2; 4:17 Mark 6:13 : Mark 6:12 Mark 6:13 : James 5:14


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