May 6th, 2019

Monday of Misericordias Domini (Easter 3)

First Reading: Ex. 33:1-23

The Journey Resumed
 1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which (A)I swore to Abraham, (B)Isaac, and (C)Jacob, saying, '(D)To your descendants I will give it.'

 2"I will send (E)an angel before you and (F)I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.

 3"Go up to a land (G)flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are (H)an obstinate people, and (I)I might destroy you on the way."

 4When the people heard this sad word, (J)they went into mourning, and none of them put on his ornaments.

 5For the LORD had said to Moses, "Say to the sons of Israel, 'You are (K)an obstinate people; should I go up in your midst for one moment, I would destroy you. Now therefore, put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what I shall do with you.'"

 6So the sons of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.

 7Now Moses used to take (L)the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting And (M)everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

 8And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent.

 9Whenever Moses entered the tent, (N)the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; (O)and the LORD would speak with Moses.

 10When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent.

 11Thus (P)the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend When Moses returned to the camp, (Q)his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.

Moses Intercedes
 12Then Moses said to the LORD, "See, You say to me, '(R)Bring up this people!' But You Yourself have not let me know (S)whom You will send with me (T)Moreover, You have said, 'I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.'

 13"Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, (U)let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight (V)Consider too, that this nation is Your people."

 14And He said, "(W)My presence shall go with you, and (X)I will give you rest."

 15Then he said to Him, "(Y)If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.

 16"For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that (Z)we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?"

 17The LORD said to Moses, "I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; (AA)for you have found favor in My sight and I have known you by name."

 18(AB)Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!"

 19And He said, "(AC)I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and (AD)I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion."

 20But He said, "You cannot see My face, (AE)for no man can see Me and live!"

 21Then the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and (AF)you shall stand there on the rock;

 22and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and (AG)cover you with My hand until I have passed by.

 23"Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but (AH)My face shall not be seen."

Cross references:Exodus 33:1 : Ex 32:13 Exodus 33:1 : Gen 26:1-3 Exodus 33:1 : Gen 28:10 Exodus 33:1 : Gen 12:7 Exodus 33:2 : Ex 32:34 Exodus 33:2 : Ex 23:27-31; Josh 24:11 Exodus 33:3 : Ex 3:8, 17 Exodus 33:3 : Ex 32:9; 33:5 Exodus 33:3 : Ex 32:10 Exodus 33:4 : Num 14:1, 39 Exodus 33:5 : Ex 33:3 Exodus 33:7 : Ex 18:7, 12-16 Exodus 33:7 : Ex 29:42 Exodus 33:9 : Ex 13:21 Exodus 33:9 : Ps 99:7 Exodus 33:11 : Num 12:8; Deut 34:10 Exodus 33:11 : Ex 24:13 Exodus 33:12 : Ex 3:10; 32:34 Exodus 33:12 : Ex 33:2 Exodus 33:12 : Ex 33:17 Exodus 33:13 : Ps 25:4; 27:11; 51:13; 86:11; 119:33 Exodus 33:13 : Ex 3:7, 10; 5:1; 32:12, 14; Deut 9:26, 29 Exodus 33:14 : Deut 4:37; Is 63:9 Exodus 33:14 : Deut 12:10; 25:19; Josh 21:44; 22:4 Exodus 33:15 : Ps 80:3, 7, 19 Exodus 33:16 : Lev 20:24, 26 Exodus 33:17 : Ex 33:12 Exodus 33:18 : Ex 33:20-23 Exodus 33:19 : Ex 34:6, 7 Exodus 33:19 : Rom 9:15 Exodus 33:20 : Is 6:5; 1 Tim 6:16 Exodus 33:21 : Ps 18:2, 46; 27:5; 61:2; 62:7 Exodus 33:22 : Ps 91:1, 4; Is 49:2; 51:16 Exodus 33:23 : Ex 33:20; John 1:18

Second Reading: Lk. 7:1-17

Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant
 1(A)When He had completed all His discourse in the hearing of the people, (B)He went to Capernaum.

 2And a centurion's slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.

 3When he heard about Jesus, (C)he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave.

 4When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, "He is worthy for You to grant this to him;

 5for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue."

 6Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, "Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof;

 7for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.

 8"For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, 'Go!' and he goes, and to another, 'Come!' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this!' and he does it."

 9Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, "I say to you, (D)not even in Israel have I found such great faith."

 10When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

 11Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large crowd.

 12Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.

 13When (E)the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, "Do not weep."

 14And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise!"

 15The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.

 16(F)Fear gripped them all, and they began (G)glorifying God, saying, "A great (H)prophet has arisen among us!" and, "God has visited His people!"

 17(I)This report concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.

Cross references:Luke 7:1 : Matt 7:28 Luke 7:1 : Luke 7:1-10: Matt 8:5-13 Luke 7:3 : Matt 8:5 Luke 7:9 : Matt 8:10; Luke 7:50 Luke 7:13 : Luke 7:19; 10:1; 11:1, 39; 12:42; 13:15; 17:5, 6; 18:6; 19:8; 22:61; 24:34; John 4:1; 6:23; 11:2 Luke 7:16 : Luke 5:26 Luke 7:16 : Matt 9:8 Luke 7:16 : Matt 21:11; Luke 7:39 Luke 7:17 : Matt 9:26


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