March 26th, 2019

Tuesday of Oculi (Lent 3)

First Reading: Gen. 35:1-29

Jacob Moves to Bethel
 1Then God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to (A)Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to (B)God, who appeared to you (C)when you fled from your brother Esau."

 2So Jacob said to his (D)household and to all who were with him, "Put away (E)the foreign gods which are among you, and (F)purify yourselves and change your garments;

 3and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make (G)an altar there to God, (H)who answered me in the day of my distress and (I)has been with me wherever I have gone."

 4So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was near Shechem.

 5As they journeyed, there was (J)a great terror upon the cities which were around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

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

 7(L)He built an altar there, and called the place El-bethel, because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled from his brother.

 8Now (M)Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; it was named [a]Allon-bacuth.

Jacob Is Named Israel
 9Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He (N)blessed him.

 10(O)God said to him,
         "Your name is Jacob;
         You shall no longer be called Jacob,
         But Israel shall be your name."
         Thus He called him Israel.

 11God also said to him,
         "I am (P)God Almighty;
         (Q)Be fruitful and multiply;
         A nation and a (R)company of nations shall come from you,
         And (S)kings shall come forth from you.
    12"(T)The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac,
         I will give it to you,
         And I will give the land to your descendants after you."

 13Then (U)God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him.

 14Jacob set up (V)a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.

 15So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, [b](W)Bethel.

 16Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to (X)Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she suffered severe labor.

 17When she was in severe labor the midwife said to her, "Do not fear, for now (Y)you have another son."

 18It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him [c]Ben-oni; but his father called him [d]Benjamin.

 19So (Z)Rachel died and was buried on the way to (AA)Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).

 20Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the (AB)pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

 21Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the (AC)tower of Eder.

 22It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that (AD)Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it.

The Sons of Israel Now there were twelve sons of Jacob--
 23(AE)the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;

 24(AF)the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;

 25and (AG)the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maid: Dan and Naphtali;

 26and (AH)the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.

 27Jacob came to his father Isaac at (AI)Mamre of (AJ)Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.

 28Now the days of Isaac were (AK)one hundred and eighty years.

 29Isaac breathed his last and died and was (AL)gathered to his people, an (AM)old man of ripe age; and (AN)his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Footnotes:Genesis 35:8 I.e. oak of weeping Genesis 35:15 I.e. the house of God Genesis 35:18 I.e. the son of my sorrow Genesis 35:18 I.e. the son of the right hand
Cross references:Genesis 35:1 : Gen 28:19 Genesis 35:1 : Gen 28:13 Genesis 35:1 : Gen 27:43 Genesis 35:2 : Gen 18:19; Josh 24:15 Genesis 35:2 : Gen 31:19, 30, 34 Genesis 35:2 : Ex 19:10, 14 Genesis 35:3 : Gen 28:20-22 Genesis 35:3 : Ps 107:6 Genesis 35:3 : Gen 28:15; 31:3, 42 Genesis 35:5 : Ex 15:16; 23:27; Deut 2:25 Genesis 35:6 : Gen 28:19; 48:3 Genesis 35:7 : Gen 35:3 Genesis 35:8 : Gen 24:59 Genesis 35:9 : Gen 32:29 Genesis 35:10 : Gen 17:5; 32:28 Genesis 35:11 : Gen 17:1; 28:3; Ex 6:3 Genesis 35:11 : Gen 9:1, 7 Genesis 35:11 : Gen 48:4 Genesis 35:11 : Gen 17:6, 16; 36:31 Genesis 35:12 : Gen 12:7; 13:15; 26:3, 4; 28:13; Ex 32:13 Genesis 35:13 : Gen 17:22; 18:33 Genesis 35:14 : Gen 28:18, 19; 31:45 Genesis 35:15 : Gen 28:19 Genesis 35:16 : Gen 35:19; 48:7; Ruth 4:11; Mic 5:2 Genesis 35:17 : Gen 30:24 Genesis 35:19 : Gen 48:7 Genesis 35:19 : Ruth 1:2; 4:11; Mic 5:2 Genesis 35:20 : 1 Sam 10:2 Genesis 35:21 : Mic 4:8 Genesis 35:22 : Gen 49:4; 1 Chr 5:1 Genesis 35:23 : Gen 29:31-35; 30:18-20; 46:8; Ex 1:1-4 Genesis 35:24 : Gen 30:22-24; 35:18 Genesis 35:25 : Gen 30:5-8 Genesis 35:26 : Gen 30:10-13 Genesis 35:27 : Gen 13:18; 18:1; 23:19 Genesis 35:27 : Josh 14:15 Genesis 35:28 : Gen 25:26 Genesis 35:29 : Gen 25:8; 49:33 Genesis 35:29 : Gen 15:15 Genesis 35:29 : Gen 25:9

Second Reading: Mk. 9:33-50

 33(A)They came to Capernaum; and when He was in (B)the house, He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way?"

 34But they kept silent, for on the way (C)they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.

 35Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, "(D)If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all."

 36Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,

 37"(E)Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me."

Dire Warnings
 38(F)John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and (G)we tried to prevent him because he was not following us."

 39But Jesus said, "Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.

 40"(H)For he who is not against us is [a]for us.

 41"For (I)whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.

 42"(J)Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.

 43"(K)If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into (L)hell, into the (M)unquenchable fire,


 45"If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into (N)hell,


 47"(O)If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into (P)hell,


 49"For everyone will be salted with fire.

 50"Salt is good; but (S)if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? (T)Have salt in yourselves, and (U)be at peace with one another."

Footnotes:Mark 9:40 Or on our side Mark 9:44 Vv 44 and 46, which are identical to v 48, are not found in the early mss Mark 9:46 See v 44, note
Cross references:Mark 9:33 : Matt 18:1-5; Luke 9:46-48 Mark 9:33 : Mark 3:19 Mark 9:34 : Matt 18:4; Mark 9:50; Luke 22:24 Mark 9:35 : Matt 20:26; 23:11; Mark 10:43, 44; Luke 22:26 Mark 9:37 : Matt 10:40; Luke 10:16; John 13:20 Mark 9:38 : Luke 9:49, 50 Mark 9:38 : Num 11:27-29 Mark 9:40 : Matt 12:30; Luke 11:23 Mark 9:41 : Matt 10:42 Mark 9:42 : Matt 18:6; Luke 17:2; 1 Cor 8:12 Mark 9:43 : Matt 5:30; 18:8 Mark 9:43 : Matt 5:22 Mark 9:43 : Matt 3:12; 25:41 Mark 9:45 : Matt 5:22 Mark 9:47 : Matt 5:29; 18:9 Mark 9:47 : Matt 5:22 Mark 9:48 : Is 66:24 Mark 9:48 : Matt 3:12; 25:41 Mark 9:50 : Matt 5:13; Luke 14:34 Mark 9:50 : Col 4:6 Mark 9:50 : Mark 9:34; Rom 12:18; 2 Cor 13:11; 1 Thess 5:13


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