May 8th, 2019

Wednesday of Misericordias Domini (Easter 3)


First Reading: Ex. 34:29-35:21


The Shining Face of Moses

 29When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with(A) the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face(B) shone because he had been talking with God.[a] 30Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face(C) shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. 32Afterward all the people of Israel came near, and he(D) commanded them all that the LORD had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a(E) veil over his face.

 34Whenever Moses(F) went in before the LORD to speak with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded, 35the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face was(G) shining. And Moses would put the veil over his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

Sabbath Regulations

 1Moses assembled all the congregation of the people of Israel and said to them,(H) "These are the things that the LORD has commanded you to do. 2(I) Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. 3(J) You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day."

Contributions for the Tabernacle

 4Moses said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, "This is the thing that the LORD has commanded. 5(K) Take from among you a contribution to the LORD.(L) Whoever is of a generous heart, let him bring the LORD’s contribution: gold, silver, and bronze; 6blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen; goats’ hair, 7tanned rams’ skins, and goatskins;[b] acacia wood, 8oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, 9and onyx stones and stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece.

 10"Let(M) every skillful craftsman among you come and make all that the LORD has commanded: 11(N) the tabernacle, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its frames, its bars, its pillars, and its bases; 12(O) the ark with its poles, the mercy seat, and the(P) veil of the screen; 13(Q) the table with its poles and all its utensils, and the(R) bread of the Presence; 14(S) the lampstand also for the light, with its utensils and its lamps, and the(T) oil for the light; 15(U) and the altar of incense, with its poles,(V) and the anointing oil and the(W) fragrant incense, and(X) the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle; 16(Y) the altar of burnt offering, with its grating of bronze, its poles, and all its utensils, the(Z) basin and its stand; 17(AA) the hangings of the court, its pillars and its bases, and the screen for the gate of the court; 18(AB) the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court, and their(AC) cords; 19the(AD) finely worked garments for ministering[c] in the Holy Place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, for their service as priests."

 20Then all the congregation of the people of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. 21And they came,(AE) everyone whose heart stirred him, and everyone whose spirit moved him,(AF) and brought the LORD’s contribution to be used for the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments.

Footnotes:Exodus 34:29 Hebrew him Exodus 35:7 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain; also verse 23; compare 25:5 Exodus 35:19 Or garments for worship; see 31:10
Cross references:Exodus 34:29 : Exodus 32:15 Exodus 34:29 : 2 Cor 3:7; Matt 17:2 Exodus 34:30 : Exodus 34:29 Exodus 34:32 : Exodus 24:3 Exodus 34:33 : 2 Cor 3:13 Exodus 34:34 : 2 Cor 3:16 Exodus 34:35 : Exodus 34:29 Exodus 35:1 : Exodus 34:32 Exodus 35:2 : Exodus 31:15; Exodus 20:9 Exodus 35:3 : Exodus 16:23 Exodus 35:5 : For Exodus 35:5-9, Exodus 25:2-7 Exodus 35:5 : Exodus 25:2 Exodus 35:10 : Exodus 35:25; Exodus 28:3; 31:6; 36:1, 2 Exodus 35:11 : Exodus 26:1-30 Exodus 35:12 : Exodus 25:10-16 Exodus 35:12 : Exodus 26:31, 33; 39:34; 40:3, 21; Num 4:5 Exodus 35:13 : Exodus 25:23-29 Exodus 35:13 : Exodus 25:30 Exodus 35:14 : Exodus 25:31-39 Exodus 35:14 : Exodus 27:20 Exodus 35:15 : Exodus 30:1-10 Exodus 35:15 : Exodus 30:23-33 Exodus 35:15 : Exodus 30:34-38 Exodus 35:15 : Exodus 26:36 Exodus 35:16 : Exodus 27:1-8 Exodus 35:16 : Exodus 30:18-21 Exodus 35:17 : Exodus 27:9-17 Exodus 35:18 : Exodus 27:19 Exodus 35:18 : Exodus 39:40 Exodus 35:19 : Exodus 31:10 Exodus 35:21 : Exodus 25:2 Exodus 35:21 : Exodus 36:3


Second Reading: Lk. 7:36-50


A Sinful Woman Forgiven

 36(A) One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. 37(B) And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and(C) wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If(D) this man were(E) a prophet, he(F) would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner." 40And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "Say it, Teacher."

 41"A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred(G) denarii, and the other fifty. 42(H) When they could not pay, he(I) cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?" 43Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly." 44Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house;(J) you gave me no water for my feet, but(K) she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45(L) You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to(M) kiss my feet. 46(N) You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47Therefore I tell you, her sins,(O) which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little." 48And he said to her, (P) "Your sins are forgiven." 49Then those who were at table with him began to say among[a] themselves,(Q) "Who is this, who even forgives sins?" 50And he said to the woman, (R) "Your faith has saved you;(S) go in peace."

Footnotes:Luke 7:49 Or to
Cross references:Luke 7:36 : Luke 11:37; 14:1 Luke 7:37 : For Luke 7:37-39, Matt 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8 Luke 7:38 : Luke 7:44; John 11:2 Luke 7:39 : Luke 15:2 Luke 7:39 : Luke 7:16; John 4:19 Luke 7:39 : Luke 22:64 Luke 7:41 : Matt 18:28 Luke 7:42 : Matt 18:25 Luke 7:42 : Rom 8:32 (Gk) Luke 7:44 : 1 Tim 5:10; Gen 18:4 Luke 7:44 : Luke 7:38 Luke 7:45 : 2 Sam 15:5; 19:39; 20:9 Luke 7:45 : Luke 7:38 Luke 7:46 : Psalm 23:5; 141:5; Eccles 9:8; Matt 6:17 Luke 7:47 : Luke 7:39 Luke 7:48 : Luke 5:20; Matt 9:2; Mark 2:5; James 5:15; 1 John 2:12; John 20:23 Luke 7:49 : Luke 5:21 Luke 7:50 : Luke 7:9; Luke 7:47; 1 Tim 1:14; Mark 10:52; Eph 2:8 Luke 7:50 : Luke 8:48; 1 Sam 1:17; Mark 5:34


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