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


 22Now he arose that same night and took his two wives and his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the (A)Jabbok.

 23He took them and sent them across the stream. And he sent across whatever he had.

Jacob Wrestles
 24Then Jacob was left alone, and a man (B)wrestled with him until daybreak.

 25When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob's thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.

 26Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." But he said, "(C)I will not let you go unless you bless me."

 27So he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."

 28(D)He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but [a]Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."

 29Then (E)Jacob asked him and said, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And he blessed him there.

 30So Jacob named the place [b]Peniel, for he said, "(F)I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."

 31Now the sun rose upon him just as he crossed over (G)Penuel, and he was limping on his thigh.

 32Therefore, to this day the sons of Israel do not eat the sinew of the hip which is on the socket of the thigh, because he touched the socket of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.

Footnotes:Genesis 32:28 I.e. he who strives with God; or God strives Genesis 32:30 I.e. the face of God
Cross references:Genesis 32:22 : Deut 3:16; Josh 12:2 Genesis 32:24 : Hos 12:3, 4 Genesis 32:26 : Hos 12:4 Genesis 32:28 : Gen 35:10; 1 Kin 18:31 Genesis 32:29 : Judg 13:17, 18 Genesis 32:30 : Gen 16:13; Ex 24:10, 11; 33:20; Num 12:8; Judg 6:22; 13:22 Genesis 32:31 : Judg 8:8


Old Testament: Isaiah 45:20-25



    20"(A)Gather yourselves and come;
         Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations;
         (B)They have no knowledge,
         Who (C)carry about their wooden idol
         And (D)pray to a god who cannot save.
    21"(E)Declare and set forth your case;
         Indeed, let them consult together
         (F)Who has announced this from of old?
         Who has long since declared it?
         Is it not I, the LORD?
         And there is (G)no other God besides Me,
         A righteous God and a (H)Savior;
         There is none except Me.
    22"(I)Turn to Me and (J)be saved, all the ends of the earth;
         For I am God, and there is no other.
    23"(K)I have sworn by Myself,
         The (L)word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness
         And will not turn back,
         That to Me (M)every knee will bow, every tongue will (N)swear allegiance.
    24"They will say of Me, 'Only (O)in the LORD are righteousness and strength '
         Men will come to Him,
         And (P)all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.
    25"In the LORD all the offspring of Israel
         Will be (Q)justified and will (R)glory."

Cross references:Isaiah 45:20 : Is 43:9 Isaiah 45:20 : Is 44:18, 19; 48:5-7 Isaiah 45:20 : Is 46:1, 7; Jer 10:5 Isaiah 45:20 : Is 44:17; 46:6, 7 Isaiah 45:21 : Is 41:23; 43:9 Isaiah 45:21 : Is 41:26; 44:7; 48:14 Isaiah 45:21 : Is 45:5 Isaiah 45:21 : Is 43:3, 11 Isaiah 45:22 : Num 21:8, 9; 2 Chr 20:12; Mic 7:7; Zech 12:10 Isaiah 45:22 : Is 30:15; 49:6, 12; 52:10 Isaiah 45:23 : Gen 22:16; Is 62:8; Heb 6:13 Isaiah 45:23 : Is 55:11 Isaiah 45:23 : Rom 14:11; Phil 2:10 Isaiah 45:23 : Deut 6:13; Ps 63:11; Is 19:18; 65:16 Isaiah 45:24 : Jer 33:16 Isaiah 45:24 : Is 41:11 Isaiah 45:25 : 1 Kin 8:32; Is 53:11 Isaiah 45:25 : Is 41:16; 60:19


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


Sanctification and Love

 1(A)Finally then, (B)brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to (C)walk and (D)please God (just as you actually do [a]walk), that you (E)excel still more.

 2For you know what commandments we gave you [b]by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

 3For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you (F)abstain from sexual immorality;

 4that (G)each of you know how to possess his own [c](H)vessel in sanctification and (I)honor,

 5not in (J)lustful passion, like the Gentiles who (K)do not know God;

 6and that no man transgress and (L)defraud his brother (M)in the matter because (N)the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also (O)told you before and solemnly warned you.

 7For (P)God has not called us for (Q)the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.

Footnotes:1 Thessalonians 4:1 Or conduct yourselves 1 Thessalonians 4:2 Lit through the Lord 1 Thessalonians 4:4 I e body; or wife
Cross references:1 Thessalonians 4:1 : 2 Cor 13:11; 2 Thess 3:1 1 Thessalonians 4:1 : Gal 6:1; 1 Thess 5:12; 2 Thess 1:3; 2:1; 3:1, 13 1 Thessalonians 4:1 : Eph 4:1 1 Thessalonians 4:1 : 2 Cor 5:9 1 Thessalonians 4:1 : Phil 1:9; 1 Thess 3:12; 4:10; 2 Thess 1:3 1 Thessalonians 4:3 : 1 Cor 6:18 1 Thessalonians 4:4 : 1 Cor 7:2, 9 1 Thessalonians 4:4 : 2 Cor 4:7; 1 Pet 3:7 1 Thessalonians 4:4 : Rom 1:24 1 Thessalonians 4:5 : Rom 1:26 1 Thessalonians 4:5 : Gal 4:8 1 Thessalonians 4:6 : 1 Cor 6:8 1 Thessalonians 4:6 : 2 Cor 7:11 1 Thessalonians 4:6 : Rom 12:19; 13:4; Heb 13:4 1 Thessalonians 4:6 : Luke 16:28; 1 Thess 2:11; Heb 2:6 1 Thessalonians 4:7 : 1 Pet 1:15 1 Thessalonians 4:7 : 1 Thess 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 Syrophoenician Woman

 21(A)Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of (B)Tyre and (C)Sidon.

 22And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, (D)Son of David; my daughter is cruelly (E)demon-possessed."

 23But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us."

 24But He answered and said, "I was sent only to (F)the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

 25But she came and (G)began to bow down before Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

 26And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

 27But she said, "Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."

 28Then Jesus said to her, "O woman, (H)your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed at once.

Cross references:Matthew 15:21 : Mark 7:24-30 Matthew 15:21 : Matt 11:21 Matthew 15:21 : Matt 11:21 Matthew 15:22 : Matt 9:27 Matthew 15:22 : Matt 4:24 Matthew 15:24 : Matt 10:6 Matthew 15:25 : Matt 8:2 Matthew 15:28 : Matt 9:22


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


Hope in the LORD'S Forgiving Love.

A Song of Ascents.

    1Out of the (A)depths I have cried to You, O LORD.
    2Lord, (B)hear my voice!
         Let (C)Your ears be attentive
         To the (D)voice of my supplications.
    3If You, LORD, should mark iniquities,
         O Lord, who could (E)stand?
    4But there is (F)forgiveness with You,
         That You may be (G)feared.
    5I wait for the LORD, my (H)soul does wait,
         And (I)in His word do I hope.
    6My soul waits for the Lord
         More than the watchmen (J)for the morning;
         Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
    7O Israel, (K)hope in the LORD;
         For with the LORD there is (L)lovingkindness,
         And with Him is (M)abundant redemption.
    8And He will (N)redeem Israel
         From all his iniquities.

Cross references:Psalm 130:1 : Ps 42:7; 69:2; Lam 3:55 Psalm 130:2 : Ps 64:1; 119:149 Psalm 130:2 : 2 Chr 6:40; Neh 1:6, 11 Psalm 130:2 : Ps 28:2; 140:6 Psalm 130:3 : Ps 76:7; 143:2; Nah 1:6; Mal 3:2; Rev 6:17 Psalm 130:4 : Ex 34:7; Neh 9:17; Ps 86:5; Is 55:7; Dan 9:9 Psalm 130:4 : 1 Kin 8:39, 40; Jer 33:8, 9 Psalm 130:5 : Ps 27:14; 33:20; 40:1; 62:1, 5; Is 8:17; 26:8 Psalm 130:5 : Ps 119:74, 81 Psalm 130:6 : Ps 63:6; 119:147 Psalm 130:7 : Ps 131:3 Psalm 130:7 : Ps 86:5; 103:4 Psalm 130:7 : Ps 111:9; Rom 3:24; Eph 1:7 Psalm 130:8 : Ps 103:3, 4; Luke 1:68; Titus 2:14


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


Sarai and Hagar
 1Now (A)Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had (B)an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.

 2So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. (C)Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

 3After Abram had lived (D)ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram's wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.

 4He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.

 5And Sarai said to Abram, "(E)May the wrong done me be upon you I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight (F)May the LORD judge between you and me."

 6But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and (G)she fled from her presence.

 7Now (H)the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to (I)Shur.

 8He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, (J)where have you come from and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai."

 9Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority."

Cross references:Genesis 16:1 : Gen 11:30 Genesis 16:1 : Gen 12:16 Genesis 16:2 : Gen 30:3, 4, 9, 10 Genesis 16:3 : Gen 12:4 Genesis 16:5 : Jer 51:35 Genesis 16:5 : Gen 31:53; Ex 5:21 Genesis 16:6 : Gen 16:9 Genesis 16:7 : Gen 21:17, 18; 22:11, 15; 31:11 Genesis 16:7 : Gen 20:1; 25:18 Genesis 16:8 : Gen 3:9; 1 Kin 19:9, 13




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."

Sarai and Hagar
 1Now (AA)Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had (AB)an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.

 2So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. (AC)Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

 3After Abram had lived (AD)ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram's wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.

 4He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.

 5And Sarai said to Abram, "(AE)May the wrong done me be upon you I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight (AF)May the LORD judge between you and me."

 6But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and (AG)she fled from her presence.

 7Now (AH)the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to (AI)Shur.

 8He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, (AJ)where have you come from and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai."

 9Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority."

 10Moreover, the (AK)angel of the LORD said to her, "(AL)I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."

 11The angel of the LORD said to her further,
         "Behold, you are with child,
         And you will bear a son;
         And you shall call his name [a]Ishmael,
         Because (AM)the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
    12"He will be a (AN)wild donkey of a man,
         His hand will be against everyone,
         And everyone's hand will be against him;
         And he will live (AO)to the east of all his brothers."

 13Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "(AP)Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"

 14Therefore the well was called [b]Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between (AQ)Kadesh and Bered.

 15So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

 16Abram was (AR)eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.

Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision
 1Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, (AS)the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him,
         "I am God (AT)Almighty;
         Walk before Me, and be (AU)blameless.
    2"I will establish My (AV)covenant between Me and you,
         And I will (AW)multiply you exceedingly."

 3Abram (AX)fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,
    4"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you,
         And you will be the father of a (AY)multitude of nations.
    5"No longer shall your name be called [c]Abram,
         But (AZ)your name shall be [d]Abraham;
         For (BA)I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

 6"I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and (BB)kings will come forth from you.

 7"I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an (BC)everlasting covenant, (BD)to be God to you and (BE)to your descendants after you.

 8"(BF)I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and (BG)I will be their God."

 9God said further to Abraham, "Now as for you, (BH)you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

 10"(BI)This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.

 11"And (BJ)you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.

 12"And every male among you who is (BK)eight days old shall be circumcised throughout your generations, a servant who is born in the house or who is bought with money from any foreigner, who is not of your descendants.

 13"A servant who is born in your house or (BL)who is bought with your money shall surely be circumcised; thus shall My covenant be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

 14"But an uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be (BM)cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."

 15Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but [e]Sarah shall be her name.

 16"I will bless her, and indeed I will give you (BN)a son by her Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; (BO)kings of peoples will come from her."

 17Then Abraham (BP)fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And (BQ)will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"

 18And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before You!"

 19But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife will bear you (BR)a son, and you shall call his name [f]Isaac; and (BS)I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

 20"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and (BT)will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly (BU)He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a (BV)great nation.

 21"But My covenant I will establish with (BW)Isaac, whom (BX)Sarah will bear to you at this season next year."

 22When He finished talking with him, (BY)God went up from Abraham.

Footnotes:Genesis 16:11 I.e. God hears Genesis 16:14 I.e. the well of the living one who sees me Genesis 17:5 I.e. exalted father Genesis 17:5 I e father of a multitude Genesis 17:15 I.e. princess Genesis 17:19 I e he laughs
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 Genesis 16:1 : Gen 11:30 Genesis 16:1 : Gen 12:16 Genesis 16:2 : Gen 30:3, 4, 9, 10 Genesis 16:3 : Gen 12:4 Genesis 16:5 : Jer 51:35 Genesis 16:5 : Gen 31:53; Ex 5:21 Genesis 16:6 : Gen 16:9 Genesis 16:7 : Gen 21:17, 18; 22:11, 15; 31:11 Genesis 16:7 : Gen 20:1; 25:18 Genesis 16:8 : Gen 3:9; 1 Kin 19:9, 13 Genesis 16:10 : Gen 22:15-18 Genesis 16:10 : Gen 17:20 Genesis 16:11 : Ex 2:23, 24; 3:7, 9 Genesis 16:12 : Job 24:5; 39:5-8 Genesis 16:12 : Gen 25:18 Genesis 16:13 : Gen 32:30; Ps 139:1-12 Genesis 16:14 : Gen 14:7 Genesis 16:16 : Gen 12:4; 16:3 Genesis 17:1 : Gen 12:7; 18:1 Genesis 17:1 : Gen 28:3; 35:11 Genesis 17:1 : Gen 6:9; Deut 18:13 Genesis 17:2 : Gen 15:18 Genesis 17:2 : Gen 13:16; 15:5 Genesis 17:3 : Gen 17:17; 18:2 Genesis 17:4 : Gen 35:11; 48:19 Genesis 17:5 : Neh 9:7 Genesis 17:5 : Rom 4:17 Genesis 17:6 : Gen 17:16; 35:11 Genesis 17:7 : Gen 17:13, 19; Ps 105:9, 10; Luke 1:55 Genesis 17:7 : Gen 26:24; Lev 11:45; 26:12, 45; Heb 11:16 Genesis 17:7 : Gen 28:13; Gal 3:16 Genesis 17:8 : Gen 12:7; 13:15, 17; Acts 7:5 Genesis 17:8 : Ex 6:7; 29:45; Lev 26:12; Deut 29:13; Rev 21:7 Genesis 17:9 : Ex 19:5 Genesis 17:10 : John 7:22; Acts 7:8; Rom 4:11 Genesis 17:11 : Ex 12:48; Deut 10:16; Acts 7:8; Rom 4:11 Genesis 17:12 : Lev 12:3 Genesis 17:13 : Ex 12:44 Genesis 17:14 : Ex 4:24-26 Genesis 17:16 : Gen 18:10 Genesis 17:16 : Gen 17:6; 36:31 Genesis 17:17 : Gen 17:3; 18:12; 21:6 Genesis 17:17 : Gen 21:7 Genesis 17:19 : Gen 17:16; 18:10; 21:2 Genesis 17:19 : Gen 26:2-5 Genesis 17:20 : Gen 16:10 Genesis 17:20 : Gen 25:12-16 Genesis 17:20 : Gen 21:18 Genesis 17:21 : Gen 17:19; 18:10, 14 Genesis 17:21 : Gen 21:2 Genesis 17:22 : Gen 18:33; 35:13


Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 25


Prayer for Protection, Guidance and Pardon.

A Psalm of David.

    1To You, O LORD, I (A)lift up my soul.
    2O my God, in You (B)I trust,
         Do not let me (C)be ashamed;
         Do not let my (D)enemies exult over me.
    3Indeed, (E)none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;
         Those who (F)deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
    4(G)Make me know Your ways, O LORD;
         Teach me Your paths.
    5Lead me in (H)Your truth and teach me,
         For You are the (I)God of my salvation;
         For You I (J)wait all the day.
    6(K)Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,
         For they have been [a](L)from of old.
    7Do not remember the (M)sins of my youth or my transgressions;
         (N)According to Your lovingkindness remember me,
         For Your (O)goodness' sake, O LORD.
    8(P)Good and (Q)upright is the LORD;
         Therefore He (R)instructs sinners in the way.
    9He (S)leads the humble in justice,
         And He (T)teaches the humble His way.
    10All the paths of the LORD are (U)lovingkindness and truth
         To (V)those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
    11For (W)Your name's sake, O LORD,
         (X)Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
    12Who is the man who (Y)fears the LORD?
         He will (Z)instruct him in the way he should choose.
    13His soul will (AA)abide in prosperity,
         And his [b]descendants will (AB)inherit the land.
    14The (AC)secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him,
         And He will (AD)make them know His covenant.
    15My (AE)eyes are continually toward the LORD,
         For He will (AF)pluck my feet out of the net.
    16(AG)Turn to me and be gracious to me,
         For I am (AH)lonely and afflicted.
    17The (AI)troubles of my heart are enlarged;
         Bring me (AJ)out of my distresses.
    18(AK)Look upon my affliction and my [c]trouble,
         And (AL)forgive all my sins.
    19Look upon my enemies, for they (AM)are many,
         And they (AN)hate me with violent hatred.
    20(AO)Guard my soul and deliver me;
         Do not let me (AP)be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
    21Let (AQ)integrity and uprightness preserve me,
         For (AR)I wait for You.
    22(AS)Redeem Israel, O God,
         Out of all his troubles.

Footnotes:Psalm 25:6 Or everlasting Psalm 25:13 Lit seed Psalm 25:18 Lit toil
Cross references:Psalm 25:1 : Ps 86:4; 143:8 Psalm 25:2 : Ps 31:1 Psalm 25:2 : Ps 25:20; 31:1 Psalm 25:2 : Ps 13:4; 41:11 Psalm 25:3 : Ps 37:9; 40:1; Is 49:23 Psalm 25:3 : Ps 119:158; Is 21:2; Hab 1:13 Psalm 25:4 : Ex 33:13; Ps 27:11; 86:11 Psalm 25:5 : Ps 25:10; 43:3 Psalm 25:5 : Ps 79:9 Psalm 25:5 : Ps 40:1 Psalm 25:6 : Ps 98:3 Psalm 25:6 : Ps 103:17 Psalm 25:7 : Job 13:26; 20:11 Psalm 25:7 : Ps 51:1 Psalm 25:7 : Ps 31:19 Psalm 25:8 : Ps 86:5 Psalm 25:8 : Ps 92:15 Psalm 25:8 : Ps 32:8 Psalm 25:9 : Ps 23:3 Psalm 25:9 : Ps 27:11 Psalm 25:10 : Ps 40:11 Psalm 25:10 : Ps 103:18 Psalm 25:11 : Ps 31:3; 79:9 Psalm 25:11 : Ex 34:9 Psalm 25:12 : Ps 31:19 Psalm 25:12 : Ps 25:8; 37:23 Psalm 25:13 : Prov 1:33; Jer 23:6 Psalm 25:13 : Ps 37:11; 69:36; Matt 5:5 Psalm 25:14 : Prov 3:32; John 7:17 Psalm 25:14 : Gen 17:1, 2 Psalm 25:15 : Ps 123:2; 141:8 Psalm 25:15 : Ps 31:4; 124:7 Psalm 25:16 : Ps 69:16 Psalm 25:16 : Ps 143:4 Psalm 25:17 : Ps 40:12 Psalm 25:17 : Ps 107:6 Psalm 25:18 : 2 Sam 16:12; Ps 31:7 Psalm 25:18 : Ps 103:3 Psalm 25:19 : Ps 3:1 Psalm 25:19 : Ps 9:13 Psalm 25:20 : Ps 86:2 Psalm 25:20 : Ps 25:2 Psalm 25:21 : Ps 41:12 Psalm 25:21 : Ps 25:3 Psalm 25:22 : Ps 130:8


Second Reading: Mk. 6:1-13


Teaching at Nazareth
 1(A)Jesus went out from there and came into (B)His hometown; and His disciples followed Him.

 2When the Sabbath came, He began (C)to teach in the synagogue; and the (D)many listeners were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things, and what is this wisdom given to Him, and such miracles as these performed by His hands?

 3"Is not this (E)the carpenter, (F)the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not (G)His sisters here with us?" And they took (H)offense at Him.

 4Jesus said to them, "(I)A prophet is not without honor except in (J)his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household."

 5And He could do no miracle there except that He (K)laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

 6And He wondered at their unbelief. (L)And He was going around the villages teaching.

The Twelve Sent Out
 7(M)And (N)He summoned the twelve and began to send them out (O)in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

 8(P)and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belt--

 9but to wear sandals; and He added, "Do not put on two [a]tunics."

 10And He said to them, "Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave town.

 11"Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, (Q)shake the dust off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them."

 12(R)They went out and preached that men should repent.

 13And they were casting out many demons and (S)were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.

Footnotes:Mark 6:9 Or inner garments
Cross references:Mark 6:1 : Matt 13:54-58 Mark 6:1 : Matt 13:54, 57; Luke 4:16, 23 Mark 6:2 : Matt 4:23; Mark 10:1 Mark 6:2 : Matt 7:28 Mark 6:3 : Matt 13:55 Mark 6:3 : Matt 12:46 Mark 6:3 : Matt 13:56 Mark 6:3 : Matt 11:6 Mark 6:4 : Matt 13:57; John 4:44 Mark 6:4 : Mark 6:1 Mark 6:5 : Mark 5:23 Mark 6:6 : Matt 9:35; Mark 1:39; 10:1; Luke 13:22 Mark 6:7 : Matt 10:1, 9-14; Luke 9:1, 3-5; Luke 10:4-11 Mark 6:7 : Matt 10:1, 5; Mark 3:13; Luke 9:1 Mark 6:7 : Luke 10:1 Mark 6:8 : Matt 10:10 Mark 6:11 : Matt 10:14; Acts 13:51 Mark 6:12 : Matt 11:1; Luke 9:6 Mark 6:13 : James 5:14


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