May 1st, 2019

St. Philip and St. James the Apostles


Collect (LSB)

Almighty God, Your Son revealed himself to Philip and James and gave them the knowledge of everlasting life. Grant us perfectly to know Your Son Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth and the Life, and steadfastly to walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament (LSB): Isaiah 30:18-21


The LORD Will Be Gracious

 18Therefore the LORD(A) waits to be gracious to you,
   and therefore he(B) exalts himself to show mercy to you.For the LORD is a God of justice;
   (C) blessed are all those who wait for him.

 19For a people shall dwell(D) in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you. 20And though the Lord give you the(E) bread of adversity and the(F) water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. 21(G) And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is(H) the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

Cross references:Isaiah 30:18 : Hab 2:3 Isaiah 30:18 : Isaiah 5:16 Isaiah 30:18 : Psalm 2:12; 34:8; Prov 16:20; Jer 17:7 Isaiah 30:19 : Isaiah 14:32 Isaiah 30:20 : 1 Kgs 22:27; Psalm 127:2; Ezek 4:10, 11 Isaiah 30:20 : Isaiah 3:1, 2 Isaiah 30:21 : Jer 31:33, 34 Isaiah 30:21 : Isaiah 35:8; Acts 9:2


Epistle: Isaiah 60:1-6


The Future Glory of Israel

 1(A) Arise, shine, for your light has come,
   and(B) the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
   and thick darkness the peoples;but the LORD will arise upon you,
   and his glory will be seen upon you. 3(C) And nations shall come to your light,
   and kings to the brightness of your rising.

 4(D) Lift up your eyes all around, and see;
   they all gather together, they come to you;(E) your sons shall come from afar,
   and your daughters shall be carried on the hip. 5Then you shall see and(F) be radiant;
   your heart shall thrill and exult,[a]because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
   (G) the wealth of the nations shall come to you. 6A multitude of camels shall cover you,
   the young camels of(H) Midian and(I) Ephah;
   all those from(J) Sheba shall come.(K) They shall bring gold and frankincense,
   and shall bring good news, the praises of the LORD.

Footnotes:Isaiah 60:5 Hebrew your heart shall tremble and grow wide
Cross references:Isaiah 60:1 : Eph 5:14 Isaiah 60:1 : Isaiah 40:5; 58:8; Mal 4:2 Isaiah 60:3 : Isaiah 42:6; 49:6; Rev 21:24 Isaiah 60:4 : Isaiah 49:18 Isaiah 60:4 : Isaiah 60:9; Isaiah 66:20 Isaiah 60:5 : Psalm 34:5 Isaiah 60:5 : Isaiah 61:6 Isaiah 60:6 : Judg 6:5 Isaiah 60:6 : Gen 25:4 Isaiah 60:6 : 1 Kgs 10:1; Psalm 72:10 Isaiah 60:6 : Matt 2:11


Gospel: Matt. 2:1-12


The Visit of the Wise Men

 1Now(A) after Jesus was born in(B) Bethlehem of Judea(C) in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men[a] from(D) the east came to Jerusalem, 2saying, "Where is he who has been born(E) king of the Jews? For we saw(F) his star when it rose[b] and have come to(G) worship him." 3When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where(H) the Christ was to be born. 5They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
 6(I) "'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
   are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;for from you shall come a ruler
   who will(J) shepherd my people Israel.'"

 7Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him." 9After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures,(K) they offered him gifts,(L) gold and(M) frankincense and(N) myrrh. 12And(O) being warned(P) in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

Footnotes:Matthew 2:1 Greek magi; also verses 7, 16 Matthew 2:2 Or in the east; also verse 9
Cross references:Matthew 2:1 : Luke 2:4-7 Matthew 2:1 : Luke 2:15; John 7:42 Matthew 2:1 : Luke 1:5 Matthew 2:1 : Gen 25:6; 1 Kgs 4:30 Matthew 2:2 : Matthew 27:11, 37; Jer 23:5; 30:9; Zech 9:9 Matthew 2:2 : Num 24:17; Rev 22:16 Matthew 2:2 : Matthew 8:2 Matthew 2:4 : Matthew 1:17 Matthew 2:6 : Mic 5:2 Matthew 2:6 : Ezek 34:23; John 21:15-17; 2 Sam 5:2; Rev 7:17 Matthew 2:11 : 1 Sam 9:7; Psalm 72:10 Matthew 2:11 : Isa 60:6 Matthew 2:11 : Rev 18:13 Matthew 2:11 : Exodus 30:23; Psalm 45:8; John 19:39 Matthew 2:12 : Matthew 2:22; Matthew 2:13, 19 Matthew 2:12 : Matthew 27:19; Gen 20:6; 31:11; Num 12:6; Job 33:15


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