April 27th, 2019

Saturday of Easter


First Reading: Ex. 19:1-25


Moses on Sinai
 1(A)In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of (B)Sinai.

 2When they set out from (C)Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped in front of (D)the mountain.

 3Moses went up to God, and (E)the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel:

 4'(F)You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on (G)eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself.

 5'Now then, (H)if you will indeed obey My voice and (I)keep My covenant, then you shall be (J)My [a]own possession among all the peoples, for (K)all the earth is Mine;

 6and you shall be to Me (L)a kingdom of priests and (M)a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel."

 7(N)So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him.

 8(O)All the people answered together and said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do!" And Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD.

 9The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will come to you in (P)a thick cloud, so that the (Q)people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.

 10The LORD also said to Moses, "Go to the people and (R)consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them (S)wash their garments;

 11and let them be ready for the third day, for on (T)the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

 12"You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, 'Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; (U)whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.

 13'No hand shall touch him, but (V)he shall surely be stoned or [b]shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live ' When the ram's horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to (W)the mountain."

 14So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments.

 15He said to the people, "Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman."

 16(X)So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

 17And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.

The LORD Visits Sinai
 18(Y)Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it (Z)in fire; and its smoke ascended like (AA)the smoke of a furnace, and (AB)the whole mountain quaked violently.

 19When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and (AC)God answered him with thunder.

 20(AD)The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

 21Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go down, warn the people, so that (AE)they do not break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

 22"Also let the (AF)priests who come near to the LORD consecrate themselves, or else the LORD will break out against them."

 23Moses said to the LORD, "The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for You warned us, saying, '(AG)Set bounds about the mountain and consecrate it.'"

 24Then the LORD said to him, "Go down and come up again, (AH)you and Aaron with you; but do not let the (AI)priests and the people break through to come up to the LORD, or He will break forth upon them."

 25So Moses went down to the people and told them.

Footnotes:Exodus 19:5 Or special treasure Exodus 19:13 I e with arrows
Cross references:Exodus 19:1 : Ex 12:6, 51; 16:1 Exodus 19:1 : Deut 1:6; 4:10, 15; 5:2 Exodus 19:2 : Ex 17:1; Num 33:15 Exodus 19:2 : Ex 3:1, 12; 18:5 Exodus 19:3 : Ex 3:4 Exodus 19:4 : Deut 29:2 Exodus 19:4 : Deut 32:11; Rev 12:14 Exodus 19:5 : Ex 15:26; Deut 5:2 Exodus 19:5 : Ps 78:10 Exodus 19:5 : Deut 4:20; 7:6; 14:2; 26:18; Ps 135:4; Titus 2:14; 1 Pet 2:9 Exodus 19:5 : Ex 9:29; Deut 10:14; Job 41:11; Ps 50:12; 1 Cor 10:26 Exodus 19:6 : 1 Pet 2:5, 9; Rev 1:6; 5:10 Exodus 19:6 : Deut 7:6; 14:21; 26:19; Is 62:12 Exodus 19:7 : Ex 4:29, 30 Exodus 19:8 : Ex 4:31; 24:3, 7; Deut 5:27; 26:17 Exodus 19:9 : Ex 19:16; 24:15, 16; Deut 4:11; Ps 99:7 Exodus 19:9 : Deut 4:12, 36 Exodus 19:10 : Lev 11:44, 45 Exodus 19:10 : Gen 35:2; Lev 15:5; Num 8:7, 21; 19:19; Rev 22:14 Exodus 19:11 : Ex 19:16 Exodus 19:12 : Heb 12:20 Exodus 19:13 : Heb 12:20 Exodus 19:13 : Ex 19:17 Exodus 19:16 : Heb 12:18, 19, 21 Exodus 19:18 : Deut 4:11; Ps 104:32; 144:5 Exodus 19:18 : Ex 3:2; 24:17; Deut 5:4; 2 Chr 7:1-3; Heb 12:18 Exodus 19:18 : Gen 15:17; 19:28 Exodus 19:18 : Judg 5:5; Ps 68:7, 8; Jer 4:24 Exodus 19:19 : Ps 81:7 Exodus 19:20 : Neh 9:13 Exodus 19:21 : Ex 3:5; 1 Sam 6:19 Exodus 19:22 : Ex 19:24; 24:5; Lev 10:3; 21:6-8 Exodus 19:23 : Ex 19:12 Exodus 19:24 : Ex 24:1, 9, 12 Exodus 19:24 : Ex 19:22


Second Reading: Heb. 13:1-21


The Changeless Christ
 1Let (A)love of the brethren continue.

 2Do not neglect to (B)show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have (C)entertained angels without knowing it.

 3(D)Remember (E)the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

 4(F)Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; (G)for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

 5Make sure that your character is (H)free from the love of money, (I)being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "(J)I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

 6so that we confidently say,
         "(K)THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID.
         WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?"

 7Remember (L)those who led you, who spoke (M)the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, (N)imitate their faith.

 8(O)Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

 9(P)Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to (Q)be strengthened by grace, not by (R)foods, (S)through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

 10We have an altar (T)from which those (U)who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.

 11For (V)the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp.

 12Therefore Jesus also, (W)that He might sanctify the people (X)through His own blood, suffered (Y)outside the gate.

 13So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, (Z)bearing His reproach.

 14For here (AA)we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking (AB)the city which is to come.

God-pleasing Sacrifices
 15(AC)Through Him then, let us continually offer up a (AD)sacrifice of praise to God, that is, (AE)the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

 16And do not neglect doing good and (AF)sharing, for (AG)with such sacrifices God is pleased.

 17(AH)Obey your leaders and submit to them, for (AI)they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

 18(AJ)Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a (AK)good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.

 19And I urge you all the more to do this, (AL)so that I may be restored to you the sooner.

Benediction
 20Now (AM)the God of peace, who (AN)brought up from the dead the (AO)great Shepherd of the sheep through (AP)the blood of the (AQ)eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,

 21(AR)equip you in every good thing to do His will, (AS)working in us that (AT)which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, (AU)to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Cross references:Hebrews 13:1 : Rom 12:10; 1 Thess 4:9; 1 Pet 1:22 Hebrews 13:2 : Matt 25:35; Rom 12:13; 1 Pet 4:9 Hebrews 13:2 : Gen 18:1-ff; 19:1 Hebrews 13:3 : Col 4:18 Hebrews 13:3 : Matt 25:36; Heb 10:34 Hebrews 13:4 : 1 Cor 7:38; 1 Tim 4:3 Hebrews 13:4 : 1 Cor 6:9; Gal 5:19, 21; 1 Thess 4:6 Hebrews 13:5 : Eph 5:3; Col 3:5; 1 Tim 3:3 Hebrews 13:5 : Phil 4:11 Hebrews 13:5 : Deut 31:6, 8; Josh 1:5 Hebrews 13:6 : Ps 118:6 Hebrews 13:7 : Heb 13:17, 24 Hebrews 13:7 : Luke 5:1 Hebrews 13:7 : Heb 6:12 Hebrews 13:8 : 2 Cor 1:19; Heb 1:12 Hebrews 13:9 : Eph 4:14; 5:6; Jude 12 Hebrews 13:9 : 2 Cor 1:21; Col 2:7 Hebrews 13:9 : Col 2:16 Hebrews 13:9 : Heb 9:10 Hebrews 13:10 : 1 Cor 10:18 Hebrews 13:10 : Heb 8:5 Hebrews 13:11 : Ex 29:14; Lev 4:12, 21; 9:11; 16:27; Num 19:3, 7 Hebrews 13:12 : Eph 5:26; Heb 2:11 Hebrews 13:12 : Heb 9:12 Hebrews 13:12 : John 19:17 Hebrews 13:13 : Luke 9:23; Heb 11:26; 12:2 Hebrews 13:14 : Heb 10:34; 12:27 Hebrews 13:14 : Eph 2:19; Heb 2:5; 11:10, 16; 12:22 Hebrews 13:15 : 1 Pet 2:5 Hebrews 13:15 : Lev 7:12 Hebrews 13:15 : Is 57:19; Hos 14:2 Hebrews 13:16 : Rom 12:13 Hebrews 13:16 : Phil 4:18 Hebrews 13:17 : 1 Cor 16:16; Heb 13:7, 24 Hebrews 13:17 : Is 62:6; Ezek 3:17; Acts 20:28 Hebrews 13:18 : 1 Thess 5:25 Hebrews 13:18 : Acts 24:16; 1 Tim 1:5 Hebrews 13:19 : Philem 22 Hebrews 13:20 : Rom 15:33 Hebrews 13:20 : Acts 2:24; Rom 10:7 Hebrews 13:20 : Is 63:11; John 10:11; 1 Pet 2:25 Hebrews 13:20 : Zech 9:11; Heb 10:29 Hebrews 13:20 : Is 55:3; Jer 32:40; Ezek 37:26 Hebrews 13:21 : 1 Pet 5:10 Hebrews 13:21 : Phil 2:13 Hebrews 13:21 : Heb 12:28; 1 John 3:22 Hebrews 13:21 : Rom 11:36


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