March 26th, 2019

Tuesday of Oculi (Lent 3)


First Reading: Gen. 35:1-29


 1And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

 2Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

 3And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

 4And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

 5And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

 6So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

 7And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

 8But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

 9And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.

 10And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

 11And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

 12And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

 13And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

 14And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

 15And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.

 16And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

 17And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.

 18And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

 19And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

 20And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

 21And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

 22And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

 23The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

 24The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:

 25And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:

 26And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.

 27And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

 28And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

 29And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.



Second Reading: Mk. 9:33-50


 33And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

 34But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

 35And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

 36And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,

 37Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

 38And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

 39But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.

 40For he that is not against us is on our part.

 41For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

 42And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

 43And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

 44Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

 45And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

 46Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

 47And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

 48Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

 49For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

 50Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.



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