April 29th, 2019

Monday of Quasimodo Geniti (Easter 2)

First Reading: Ex. 22:20-23:13

 20He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

 21Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

 22Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

 23If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

 24And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

 25If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

 26If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:

 27For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

 28Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

 29Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

 30Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

 31And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

 1Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

 2Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

 3Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

 4If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

 5If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

 6Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

 7Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

 8And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

 9Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

 10And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof:

 11But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.

 12Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.

 13And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Second Reading: Lk. 4:16-30

 16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

 17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

 18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

 20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

 21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

 22And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

 23And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

 24And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

 25But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

 26But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

 27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

 28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

 29And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

 30But he passing through the midst of them went his way,


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