May 9th, 2019


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

The Cost of the Tabernacle

 21This is the number of the things for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were numbered according to the command of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

 22Now (A)Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD had commanded Moses.

 23With him was (B)Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman and a weaver in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and fine linen.

 24All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the wave offering, was 29 talents and 730 shekels, according to (C)the shekel of the sanctuary.

 25(D)The silver of those of the congregation who were numbered was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;

 26(E)a beka a head (that is, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for each one who passed over to those who were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for (F)603,550 men.

 27The hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil; one hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.

 28Of the 1,775 shekels, he made hooks for the pillars and overlaid their tops and made bands for them.

 29The bronze of the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels.

 30With it he made the sockets to the doorway of the tent of meeting, and the bronze altar and its bronze grating, and all the utensils of the altar,

 31and the sockets of the court all around and the sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pegs of the tabernacle and all the pegs of the court all around.

The Priestly Garments

 1Moreover, from the (G)blue and purple and scarlet material, they made finely (H)woven garments for ministering in the holy place as well as the holy garments which were for Aaron, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

 2(I)He made the ephod of gold, and of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen.

 3Then they hammered out gold sheets and cut them into threads to be woven in with the blue and the purple and the scarlet material, and the fine linen, the work of a skillful workman.

 4They made attaching shoulder pieces for the ephod; it was attached at its two upper ends.

 5The skillfully woven band which was on it was like its workmanship, of the same material: of gold and of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

 6(J)They made the onyx stones, set in gold filigree settings; they were engraved like the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the sons of Israel.

 7And (K)he placed them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

 8(L)He made the breastpiece, the work of a skillful workman, like the workmanship of the ephod: of gold and of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen.

Cross references:Exodus 38:22 : Ex 31:2 Exodus 38:23 : Ex 31:6 Exodus 38:24 : Ex 30:13; Lev 27:25; Num 3:47; 18:16 Exodus 38:25 : Ex 30:11-16 Exodus 38:26 : Ex 30:13, 15 Exodus 38:26 : Ex 12:37; Num 1:46; 26:51 Exodus 39:1 : Ex 35:23 Exodus 39:1 : Ex 31:10; 35:19 Exodus 39:2 : Ex 28:6-12 Exodus 39:6 : Ex 28:9-11 Exodus 39:7 : Ex 28:12 Exodus 39:8 : Ex 28:15-28

Second Reading: Lk. 8:1-21

Ministering Women
 1Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, (A)proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,

 2and also (B)some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: (C)Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

 3and Joanna the wife of Chuza, (D)Herod's (E)steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.

Parable of the Sower
 4(F)When a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:

 5"The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up.

 6"Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

 7"Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.

 8"Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great." As He said these things, He would call out, "(G)He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

 9(H)His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant.

 10And He said, "(I)To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that (J)SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.

 11"Now the parable is this: (K)the seed is the word of God.

 12"Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.

 13"Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.

 14"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

 15"But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.

Parable of the Lamp
 16"Now (L)no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.

 17"(M)For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.

 18"So take care how you listen; (N)for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."

 19(O)And His mother and brothers came to Him, and they were unable to get to Him because of the crowd.

 20And it was reported to Him, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wishing to see You."

 21But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these (P)who hear the word of God and do it."

Cross references:Luke 8:1 : Matt 4:23 Luke 8:2 : Matt 27:55; Mark 15:40, 41; Luke 23:49, 55 Luke 8:2 : Matt 27:56; Mark 16:9 Luke 8:3 : Matt 14:1 Luke 8:3 : Matt 20:8 Luke 8:4 : Matt 13:2-9; Mark 4:1-9 Luke 8:8 : Matt 11:15; Mark 7:16; Luke 14:35; Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 13:9 Luke 8:9 : Matt 13:10-23; Mark 4:10-20 Luke 8:10 : Matt 13:11 Luke 8:10 : Is 6:9; Matt 13:14; Acts 28:26 Luke 8:11 : 1 Pet 1:23 Luke 8:16 : Matt 5:15; Mark 4:21; Luke 11:33 Luke 8:17 : Matt 10:26; Mark 4:22; Luke 12:2 Luke 8:18 : Matt 13:12; 25:29; Luke 19:26 Luke 8:19 : Matt 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35 Luke 8:21 : Luke 11:28


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