March 30th, 2019

Saturday of Oculi (Lent 3)

First Reading: Gen. 41:1-27

Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams
 1After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass. 3And behold, seven other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile after them, and stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile. 4And the ugly, thin cows ate up the seven attractive, plump cows. And Pharaoh awoke. 5And he fell asleep and dreamed a second time. And behold, seven ears of grain, plump and good, were growing on one stalk. 6And behold, after them sprouted seven ears, thin and(A) blighted by the east wind. 7And the thin ears swallowed up the seven plump, full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream. 8So in the morning(B) his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the(C) magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.

 9Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "I remember my offenses today. 10When Pharaoh was(D) angry with his servants(E) and put me and the chief baker in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, 11(F) we dreamed on the same night, he and I, each having a dream with its own interpretation. 12A young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. When we told him,(G) he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each man according to his dream. 13And(H) as he interpreted to us, so it came about. I was restored to my office, and the baker was hanged."

 14(I) Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they(J) quickly brought him(K) out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. 15And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it.(L) I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it." 16Joseph answered Pharaoh,(M) "It is not in me;(N) God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer."[a] 17Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Behold,(O) in my dream I was standing on the banks of the Nile. 18Seven cows, plump and attractive, came up out of the Nile and fed in the reed grass. 19Seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ugly and thin, such as I had never seen in all the land of Egypt. 20And the thin, ugly cows ate up the first seven plump cows, 21but when they had eaten them no one would have known that they had eaten them, for they were still as ugly as at the beginning. Then I awoke. 22I also saw in my dream seven ears growing on one stalk, full and good. 23Seven ears, withered, thin, and blighted by the east wind, sprouted after them, 24and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears. And(P) I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."

 25Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one;(Q) God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one. 27The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears blighted by the east wind are also(R) seven years of famine.

Footnotes:Genesis 41:16 Or (compare Samaritan, Septuagint) Without God it is not possible to give Pharaoh an answer about his welfare
Cross references:Genesis 41:6 : Ezek 17:10; 19:12; Hos 13:15 Genesis 41:8 : Psalm 77:4; Dan 2:1, 3 Genesis 41:8 : Genesis 41:24; Exodus 7:11, 22; Dan 1:20; 2:2; 4:7; Matt 2:1 Genesis 41:10 : Genesis 40:2, 3 Genesis 41:10 : Genesis 39:20 Genesis 41:11 : Genesis 40:5 Genesis 41:12 : Genesis 40:12-19 Genesis 41:13 : Genesis 40:21, 22 Genesis 41:14 : Psalm 105:20 Genesis 41:14 : Dan 2:25 Genesis 41:14 : 1 Sam 2:8; Psalm 113:7, 8 Genesis 41:15 : Genesis 41:12; Dan 5:16 Genesis 41:16 : Dan 2:30 Genesis 41:16 : Genesis 40:8; Dan 2:22, 28, 47 Genesis 41:17 : Genesis 41:1-7 Genesis 41:24 : Genesis 41:8; Dan 4:7 Genesis 41:25 : Dan 2:28, 29, 45; Rev 4:1 Genesis 41:27 : 2 Kgs 8:1

Second Reading: Mk. 11:1-19

The Triumphal Entry
 1(A) Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to(B) Bethphage and Bethany, at(C) the Mount of Olives, Jesus[a] sent(D) two of his disciples 2and said to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied,(E) on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'" 4And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5And some of those standing there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?" 6And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8And many(F) spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9And those who went before and those who followed were shouting,(G) "Hosanna!(H) Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10Blessed is(I) the coming(J) kingdom of(K) our father(L) David!(M) Hosanna in the highest!"

 11(N) And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late,(O) he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
 12(P) On the following day, when they came from Bethany,(Q) he was hungry. 13(R) And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for(S) it was not the season for figs. 14And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
 15(T) And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of(U) the money-changers and the seats of those who sold(V) pigeons. 16And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. 17And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written,(W) 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But(X) you have made it a den of robbers." 18And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and(Y) were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because(Z) all the crowd was astonished at his teaching. 19(AA) And when evening came they[b] went out of the city.

Footnotes:Mark 11:1 Greek he Mark 11:19 Some manuscripts he
Cross references:Mark 11:1 : For Mark 11:1-10, Matt 21:1-9; Luke 19:29-38; John 12:12-15; Zech 9:9 Mark 11:1 : Matt 21:17; Luke 24:50; John 11:18 Mark 11:1 : Zech 14:4; Matt 24:3; 26:30; John 8:1; Acts 1:12 Mark 11:1 : Mark 14:13 Mark 11:2 : Luke 23:53 Mark 11:8 : 2 Kgs 9:13 Mark 11:9 : Psalm 118:25 (Heb) Mark 11:9 : Matt 23:39; Psalm 118:26 Mark 11:10 : Luke 1:32 Mark 11:10 : Ezek 37:24, 25 Mark 11:10 : Acts 2:29 Mark 11:10 : Mark 11:9 Mark 11:10 : Luke 2:14; Psalm 148:1 Mark 11:11 : Matt 21:10 Mark 11:11 : Mark 11:19; Matt 21:17 Mark 11:12 : For Mark 11:12-14, Matt 21:18, 19 Mark 11:12 : Matt 4:2 Mark 11:13 : Luke 13:6-9 Mark 11:13 : Mark 13:28 Mark 11:15 : For Mark 11:15-18, Matt 21:12-16; Luke 19:45-47; John 2:14-16 Mark 11:15 : Exodus 30:13 Mark 11:15 : Lev 1:14; 5:7; 12:8; Luke 2:24 Mark 11:17 : Isa 56:7 Mark 11:17 : Jer 7:11 Mark 11:18 : Matt 21:46 Mark 11:18 : Matt 7:28 Mark 11:19 : Luke 21:37; Mark 11:11


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