May 2nd, 2019

Athanasius of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor


First Reading: Ex. 25:1-22


Contributions for the Sanctuary
 1The LORD said to Moses, 2(A) "Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From(B) every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me. 3And this is the contribution that you shall receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze, 4(C) blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, goats’ hair, 5tanned(D) rams’ skins, goatskins,[a] acacia wood, 6(E) oil for the lamps,(F) spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, 7onyx stones, and stones for setting, for the(G) ephod and for the breastpiece. 8And let them make me a(H) sanctuary, that(I) I may dwell in their midst. 9(J) Exactly as I show you concerning the pattern of the(K) tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it.
The Ark of the Covenant
 10(L) "They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits[b] and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 11You shall overlay it with(M) pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it. 12You shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them on its(N) four feet, two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14And you shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark by them. 15The(O) poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. 16(P) And you shall put into the ark the(Q) testimony that I shall give you.

 17(R) "You shall make a mercy seat[c] of pure gold. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth. 18And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of(S) hammered work shall you make them, on the two ends of the mercy seat. 19Make one cherub on the one end, and one cherub on the other end.(T) Of one piece with the mercy seat shall you make the cherubim on its two ends. 20(U) The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. 21And you shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. 22(V) There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from(W) between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will give you in commandment for the people of Israel.

Footnotes:Exodus 25:5 Uncertain; possibly dolphin skins, or dugong skins; compare 26:14 Exodus 25:10 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters Exodus 25:17 Or cover
Cross references:Exodus 25:2 : For Exodus 25:1-7, Exodus 35:4-9 Exodus 25:2 : Exodus 35:5, 21, 29; 36:2; Judg 5:2; 1 Chr 29:5; Ezra 1:6; 2:68; 3:5; 7:16; Neh 11:2; 2 Cor 8:12; 9:7 Exodus 25:4 : Exodus 26:1, 31, 36 Exodus 25:5 : Exodus 26:14 Exodus 25:6 : Exodus 27:20 Exodus 25:6 : Exodus 30:7, 23, 34; 31:11 Exodus 25:7 : Exodus 28:4, 15 Exodus 25:8 : Heb 9:1, 2; Exodus 36:1-4 Exodus 25:8 : Exodus 29:45; 1 Kgs 6:13; 2 Cor 6:16; Rev 21:3 Exodus 25:9 : Exodus 25:40 Exodus 25:9 : Exodus 26:1 Exodus 25:10 : Exodus 37:1-3; Deut 10:3; Heb 9:4 Exodus 25:11 : Exodus 25:24, 25; Exodus 30:3, 4; 37:2 Exodus 25:12 : Exodus 37:3 Exodus 25:15 : 1 Kgs 8:8 Exodus 25:16 : Deut 31:26; 1 Kgs 8:9 Exodus 25:16 : Exodus 16:34 Exodus 25:17 : Exodus 37:6; Heb 9:5 Exodus 25:18 : Exodus 25:31; Exodus 37:7, 17, 22; Num 8:4; 10:2 Exodus 25:19 : Exodus 37:8 Exodus 25:20 : 1 Kgs 8:7; 1 Chr 28:18; Heb 9:5 Exodus 25:22 : Exodus 29:42, 43; 30:6, 36; Lev 16:2; Num 17:4 Exodus 25:22 : Num 7:89


Second Reading: Lk. 5:17-39


Jesus Heals a Paralytic

 17On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and(A) teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And(B) the power of the Lord was with him to heal.[a] 18(C) And behold, some men were bringing(D) on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, 19but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on(E) the roof and let him down with his bed(F) through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. 20And(G) when he saw their faith, he said, "Man,(H) your sins are forgiven you." 21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, "Who is this who speaks(I) blasphemies?(J) Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 22When Jesus(K) perceived their thoughts, he answered them, "Why do you question in your hearts? 23Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? 24But that you may know that(L) the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"—he said to the man who was paralyzed—"I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home." 25And immediately he rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home,(M) glorifying God. 26And amazement seized them all, and they(N) glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, "We have seen extraordinary things today."

Jesus Calls Levi

 27(O) After this he went out and saw(P) a tax collector named(Q) Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, "Follow me." 28And(R) leaving everything, he rose and followed him.

 29And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company(S) of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. 30And the Pharisees and(T) their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying,(U) "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" 31And Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32(V) I have not come to call the righteous(W) but sinners(X) to repentance."

A Question About Fasting

 33And they said to him,(Y) "The disciples of John(Z) fast often and(AA) offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink." 34And Jesus said to them, (AB) "Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35(AC) The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and(AD) then they will fast in those days." 36He also told them a parable: "No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37And no one puts new wine into old(AE) wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, 'The old is good.'"[b]

Footnotes:Luke 5:17 Some manuscripts was present to heal them Luke 5:39 Some manuscripts better
Cross references:Luke 5:17 : Luke 2:46; Acts 5:34; 1 Tim 1:7 (Gk); Matt 22:35 Luke 5:17 : Luke 8:46 Luke 5:18 : For Luke 5:18-26, Matt 9:2-8; Mark 2:3-12 Luke 5:18 : Mark 6:55 Luke 5:19 : Deut 22:8; 1 Sam 9:25; Neh 8:16; Matt 10:27; 24:17; Acts 10:9 Luke 5:19 : Mark 2:4 Luke 5:20 : Luke 7:9, 50; 17:19; 18:42; Matt 8:10, 13; 9:22, 29; 15:28; Mark 10:52; Acts 3:16; 14:9; James 5:15 Luke 5:20 : Luke 7:48; John 5:14 Luke 5:21 : Matt 26:65; John 10:36 Luke 5:21 : Psalm 32:5; Isa 43:25 Luke 5:22 : John 2:25 Luke 5:24 : Luke 6:5 Luke 5:25 : Luke 7:16 Luke 5:26 : Luke 5:25 Luke 5:27 : For Luke 5:27-38, Matt 9:9-17; Mark 2:14-22 Luke 5:27 : Matt 11:19; Matt 5:46 Luke 5:27 : Matt 9:9 Luke 5:28 : Luke 5:11 Luke 5:29 : Luke 15:1, 2 Luke 5:30 : Acts 4:5; 23:9 Luke 5:30 : Luke 15:2; Matt 11:19 Luke 5:32 : Luke 15:7; John 9:39 Luke 5:32 : 1 Tim 1:15 Luke 5:32 : Luke 13:3, 5; 15:10; 24:47; Matt 4:17; 11:20; Mark 1:15; Acts 5:31 Luke 5:33 : Luke 11:1; Matt 11:2; 14:12; John 1:35; 3:25; 4:1; Acts 18:25; 19:3 Luke 5:33 : Luke 2:37 Luke 5:33 : Luke 18:12 Luke 5:34 : John 3:29 Luke 5:35 : Luke 17:22 Luke 5:35 : John 16:20 Luke 5:37 : Josh 9:4


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