May 9th, 2019


First Reading: Ex. 38:21-39:8

Materials for the Tabernacle

 21These are the records of the tabernacle,(A) the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were recorded at the commandment of Moses, the responsibility of the Levites(B) under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 22(C) Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses; 23and with him was(D) Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer and embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen.

 24All the gold that was used for the work, in all the construction of the sanctuary, the gold from the offering, was twenty-nine talents and 730 shekels,[a] by(E) the shekel of the sanctuary. 25The silver from those of the congregation who were recorded was a hundred talents and 1,775 shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary: 26a(F) beka[b] a head (that is, half a shekel, by the shekel of the sanctuary), for everyone who was listed in the records, from twenty years old and upward, for(G) 603,550 men. 27The hundred talents of silver were for casting the(H) bases of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil; a hundred bases for the hundred talents, a talent a base. 28And of the 1,775 shekels he made hooks for the pillars and overlaid their capitals and made fillets for them. 29The bronze that was offered was seventy talents and 2,400 shekels; 30with it he made the(I) bases for the entrance of the tent of meeting,(J) the bronze altar and the bronze grating for it and all the utensils of the altar, 31the(K) bases around the court, and the(L) bases of the gate of the court, all the(M) pegs of the tabernacle, and all the pegs around the court.

Making the Priestly Garments

 1From the(N) blue and purple and scarlet yarns they made(O) finely woven garments,[c] for ministering in the Holy Place. They made the holy garments for Aaron,(P) as the LORD had commanded Moses.

 2(Q) He made the ephod of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen. 3And they hammered out gold leaf, and he cut it into threads to work into the blue and purple and the scarlet yarns, and into the fine twined linen, in skilled design. 4They made for the ephod attaching shoulder pieces, joined to it at its two edges. 5And the skillfully woven band on it was of one piece with it and made like it, of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

 6They made the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold filigree, and engraved like the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the sons of Israel. 7And he set them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod to be stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

 8(R) He made the breastpiece, in skilled work, in the style of the ephod, of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen.

Footnotes:Exodus 38:24 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms; a shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams Exodus 38:26 A beka was about 1/5 ounce or 5.5 grams Exodus 39:1 Or garments for worship
Cross references:Exodus 38:21 : Num 1:50, 53; 9:15; 10:11; 17:7, 8; 18:2; 2 Chr 24:6; Acts 7:44; Exodus 16:34 Exodus 38:21 : Exodus 6:23; 28:1; Num 4:28, 33 Exodus 38:22 : Exodus 31:2, 6 Exodus 38:23 : Exodus 38:22 Exodus 38:24 : Exodus 30:13 Exodus 38:26 : Exodus 38:24 Exodus 38:26 : Num 1:46 Exodus 38:27 : Exodus 26:19, 21, 25, 32 Exodus 38:30 : Exodus 26:37 Exodus 38:30 : Exodus 27:2-4 Exodus 38:31 : Exodus 27:10-12 Exodus 38:31 : Exodus 27:16, 17 Exodus 38:31 : Exodus 27:19 Exodus 39:1 : Exodus 35:23, 25 Exodus 39:1 : Exodus 39:41; Exodus 31:10; 35:19 Exodus 39:1 : Exodus 28:2-4 Exodus 39:2 : For Exodus 39:2-7, Exodus 28:6-12 Exodus 39:8 : For Exodus 39:8-21, Exodus 28:15-28

Second Reading: Lk. 8:1-21

Women Accompanying Jesus
 1Soon afterward he went on(A) through cities and villages, proclaiming and(B) bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, 2and also(C) some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities:(D) Mary, called Magdalene,(E) from whom seven demons had gone out, 3and(F) Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them[a] out of their means.
The Parable of the Sower
 4(G) And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: 5(H) "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up,(I) it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7And some fell among(J) thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. 8And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded(K) a hundredfold." As he said these things, he called out, (L) "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
The Purpose of the Parables
 9And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, 10he said, (M) "To you it has been given to know(N) the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so(O) that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.' 11(P) Now the parable is this: The seed is(Q) the word of God. 12The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not(R) believe and be saved. 13And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it(S) with joy. But these have no root; they(T) believe for a while, and in time of testing(U) fall away. 14And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but(V) as they go on their way they are choked by the(W) cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. 15As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and(X) bear fruit(Y) with patience.
A Lamp Under a Jar
 16(Z) (AA) "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 17(AB) For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. 18(AC) Take care then how you hear,(AD) for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away."
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
 19(AE) Then his mother and(AF) his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. 20And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you." 21But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are those(AG) who hear the word of God and do it."

Footnotes:Luke 8:3 Some manuscripts him
Cross references:Luke 8:1 : Mark 6:6 Luke 8:1 : Luke 4:43 Luke 8:2 : Luke 23:49, 55; Matt 27:55; Mark 15:40, 41; Acts 1:14 Luke 8:2 : Luke 24:10; Matt 27:56, 61; 28:1; John 19:25; 20:1, 18 Luke 8:2 : Mark 16:9 Luke 8:3 : Luke 24:10 Luke 8:4 : For Luke 8:4-10, Matt 13:1-15; Mark 4:1-12 Luke 8:5 : Isa 55:10; Amos 9:13 Luke 8:6 : John 15:6 Luke 8:7 : Jer 4:3 Luke 8:8 : Gen 26:12 Luke 8:8 : Matt 11:15 Luke 8:10 : Matt 19:11; Col 1:27; 1 Cor 2:6-10; 1 John 2:20, 27; Matt 11:25 Luke 8:10 : Rom 16:25 Luke 8:10 : Isa 6:9, 10; Matt 13:13 Luke 8:11 : For Luke 8:11-15, Matt 13:18-23; Mark 4:13-20 Luke 8:11 : Luke 1:2; Mark 2:2; 4:33; Acts 8:4; James 1:21 Luke 8:12 : Mark 16:16 Luke 8:13 : Isa 58:2; Ezek 33:31, 32; Mark 6:20; John 5:35 Luke 8:13 : Gal 1:6; Hos 6:4; Gal 5:7 Luke 8:13 : 1 Tim 4:1; Heb 3:12 Luke 8:14 : James 1:11 Luke 8:14 : Matt 6:25 Luke 8:15 : Hos 14:8; John 15:5, 6; Phil 1:11; Col 1:6 Luke 8:15 : James 5:7; Heb 10:36 Luke 8:16 : For Luke 8:16-18, Mark 4:21-25 Luke 8:16 : Luke 11:33; Matt 5:15 Luke 8:17 : Luke 12:2; Matt 10:26; 1 Tim 5:25 Luke 8:18 : Luke 8:11-15 Luke 8:18 : Matt 13:12 Luke 8:19 : For Luke 8:19-21, Matt 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35 Luke 8:19 : Matt 13:55; Mark 6:3; John 2:12; 7:3, 5, 10; Acts 1:14; 1 Cor 9:5; Gal 1:19 Luke 8:21 : Luke 11:28; James 1:22


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