May 12th, 2019

Jubilate (Easter 4)

Explanation of the Week

The people of God are pilgrims and sojourners in this world, looking ahead to a destination yet to come. (1 Peter 2:11-20) Though we are now children of God, the fullness of what we shall be has not yet been revealed. (1 Jn 3:1-3) We are those who wait on the Lord. "The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him." (Lam 3:22-33) Jesus tells us that the wait is just a little while. "A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father."(Jn 16:16-22) Though you must experience sorrow for a time, though you must live as strangers in a world that is at enmity with Christ, yet your sorrow will be turned to joy when He returns. "Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength." (Is 40:25-31) The little while of weeping shall be replaced with an eternity of rejoicing in the presence of Christ the crucified and risen Savior. "And your joy no one will take from you."


Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Alle- | luia.*
     Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. Alle- | luia. (Psalm 66:1-2)

Say to God, How awesome | are Your works!*
     Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit them- | selves to You.
Come and see the | works of God;*
     He is awesome in His doing toward the | sons of men.
Oh, bless our God, you | peoples!*
     And make the voice of His praise | to be heard,
He keeps our soul among the | living,*
     and does not allow our feet | to be moved. (Psalm 66:3, 5, 8-9)

Collect (LSB)

Almighty God, You show those in error the light of Your truth so that they may return to the way of righteousness. Grant faithfulness to all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Church that they may avoid whatever is contrary to their confession and follow all such things as are pleasing to You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Collect (TLH)

Almighty God, who showest to them that be in error the light of Thy truth to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness, grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's religion that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Deus qui errantibus, ut in viam possint redire justiciae, veritatis tuae lumen ostendis, da cunctis qui Christiana professione censentur, et illa respuere quae huic inimica sunt nomini, et ea quae sunt apta sectari. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Isaiah 40:25-31

 25(A) To whom then will you compare me,
   that I should be like him? says the Holy One. 26Lift up your eyes on high and see:
   who created these?(B) He who brings out their host by number,
   calling them all by name,by the greatness of his might,
   and because he is strong in power
   not one is missing.

 27Why do you say, O Jacob,
   and speak, O Israel,(C) "My way is hidden from the LORD,
   (D) and my right is disregarded by my God"? 28Have you not known? Have you not heard?The LORD is(E) the everlasting God,
   the Creator of the ends of the earth.He does not faint or grow weary;
   (F) his understanding is unsearchable. 29He gives power to the faint,
   and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30Even youths shall faint and be weary,
   and young men shall fall exhausted; 31but(G) they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
   they shall mount up with wings(H) like eagles;they shall run and not be weary;
   they shall walk and not faint.

Cross references:Isaiah 40:25 : Isaiah 40:18 Isaiah 40:26 : Psalm 147:4 Isaiah 40:27 : Isaiah 49:14 Isaiah 40:27 : Isaiah 49:4 Isaiah 40:28 : Psalm 121:4 Isaiah 40:28 : Psalm 147:5 Isaiah 40:31 : Psalm 103:5 Isaiah 40:31 : Exodus 19:4

Old Testament: Lam. 3:18-26

18(A) so I say, "My endurance has perished;
   so has my hope from the LORD."

 19(B) Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
   (C) the wormwood and(D) the gall! 20My soul continually remembers it
   (E) and is bowed down within me. 21But this I call to mind,
   and(F) therefore I have hope:

 22(G) The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;[a]
   his mercies never come to an end; 23they are new(H) every morning;
   (I) great is your faithfulness. 24(J) "The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
   (K) "therefore I will hope in him."

 25The LORD is good to those who(L) wait for him,
   to the soul who seeks him. 26(M) It is good that one should wait quietly
   for the salvation of the LORD.

Footnotes:Lamentations 3:22 Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Because of the steadfast love of the LORD, we are not cut off
Cross references:Lamentations 3:18 : Psalm 9:18 Lamentations 3:19 : Lamentations 1:9, 11, 20 Lamentations 3:19 : Lamentations 3:15 Lamentations 3:19 : Lamentations 3:5 Lamentations 3:20 : Psalm 42:6; 44:25 Lamentations 3:21 : Psalm 42:5, 11 Lamentations 3:22 : Mal 3:6 Lamentations 3:23 : Job 7:18 Lamentations 3:23 : Psalm 36:5 Lamentations 3:24 : Psalm 16:5; 73:26 Lamentations 3:24 : Lamentations 3:21 Lamentations 3:25 : Psalm 130:6; Isa 30:18 Lamentations 3:26 : Psalm 130:5, 7; Mic 7:7

Epistle: 1 Pet. 2:11-20

 11Beloved, I urge you(A) as sojourners and exiles(B) to abstain from the passions of the flesh,(C) which wage war against your soul. 12(D) Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers,(E) they may see your good deeds and glorify God on(F) the day of visitation.

Submission to Authority

 13(G) Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,[a] whether it be to the emperor[b] as supreme, 14or to governors as sent by him(H) to punish those who do evil and(I) to praise those who do good. 15For this is the will of God,(J) that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16(K) Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but(L) living as servants[c] of God. 17(M) Honor everyone.(N) Love the brotherhood.(O) Fear God. Honor the emperor.

 18(P) Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19For this is a gracious thing, when,(Q) mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But(R) if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

Footnotes:1 Peter 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people 1 Peter 2:13 Or king; also verse 17 1 Peter 2:16 Greek bondservants
Cross references:1 Peter 2:11 : Lev 25:23 1 Peter 2:11 : Rom 13:14; Gal 5:24 1 Peter 2:11 : James 4:1 1 Peter 2:12 : 1 Peter 3:16; 2 Cor 8:21; Phil 2:15; Titus 2:8 1 Peter 2:12 : Matt 5:16; 2 Cor 9:13; Gal 1:24 1 Peter 2:12 : Isa 10:3; Luke 19:44 1 Peter 2:13 : Rom 13:1; Titus 3:1 1 Peter 2:14 : Rom 13:4 1 Peter 2:14 : Rom 13:3 1 Peter 2:15 : 1 Peter 2:12 1 Peter 2:16 : James 1:25 1 Peter 2:16 : 1 Cor 7:22; Rom 6:22 1 Peter 2:17 : Rom 12:10; 13:7 1 Peter 2:17 : Heb 13:1 1 Peter 2:17 : Prov 24:21 1 Peter 2:18 : Eph 6:5; Col 3:22; 1 Tim 6:1; Titus 2:9 1 Peter 2:19 : 1 Peter 3:14, 17; 1 Peter 4:16 1 Peter 2:20 : 1 Peter 3:17, 18; 4:13, 16


Alle- | luia.*
     Alle- | luia.
The Lord has sent re- | demption*
     to His people. Alle- | luia.
It was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise | from the dead*
     and to enter into His glory. Alle- | luia. (Psalm 111:9, Luke 24:26, 46)

Gospel: John 16:16-23

Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

 16(A) "A little while, and you will see me no longer; and(B) again a little while, and you will see me." 17So(C) some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, (D) 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and, (E) 'because I am going to the Father'?" 18So they were saying, "What does he mean by 'a little while'?(F) We do not know what he is talking about." 19(G) Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, "Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me'? 20Truly, truly, I say to you,(H) you will weep and lament, but(I) the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but(J) your sorrow will turn into joy. 21(K) When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22(L) So also you have sorrow now, but(M) I will see you again, and(N) your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23(O) In that day you will(P) ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you,(Q) whatever you ask of the Father in my name,(R) he will give it to you.

Cross references:John 16:16 : John 7:33 John 16:16 : John 16:22 John 16:17 : Mark 9:10, 32 John 16:17 : John 16:16 John 16:17 : John 16:10 John 16:18 : John 14:5 John 16:19 : John 16:30; John 2:24, 25 John 16:20 : Matt 9:15; Mark 16:10; Luke 23:27 John 16:20 : Rev 11:10 John 16:20 : Jer 31:13; Matt 5:4 John 16:21 : Isa 26:17; Psalm 48:6; Isa 13:8; 1 Thess 5:3; Rev 12:2 John 16:22 : John 16:6; 2 Cor 6:10 John 16:22 : John 16:16 John 16:22 : Psalm 33:21; Isa 66:14; Luke 24:52; Acts 2:46; 8:8, 39; 13:52 John 16:23 : John 16:26; John 14:20 John 16:23 : John 16:19, 30 John 16:23 : John 14:13 John 16:23 : John 15:16; Eph 1:3


Praise the LORD, O my soul! While I live I will praise the LORD; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being, Alleluia. (Psalm 146)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 75

God Will Judge with Equity

To the choirmaster: according to(A) Do Not Destroy.(B) A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

 1We give thanks to you, O God;
   we give thanks, for your name is(C) near.We[a] recount your wondrous deeds.

 2"At(D) the set time that I appoint
   I will judge(E) with equity. 3When the earth(F) totters, and all its inhabitants,
   it is I who keep steady its(G) pillars.
4I say to the boastful, 'Do not boast,'
   and to the wicked,(H) 'Do not lift up your horn; 5do not lift up your horn on high,
   or speak with haughty neck.'"

 6For not from the east or from the west
   and not from the wilderness comes(I) lifting up, 7but it is(J) God who executes judgment,
   (K) putting down one and lifting up another. 8(L) For in the hand of the LORD there is(M) a cup
   with foaming wine,(N) well mixed,and he pours out from it,
   and all the wicked of the earth
   shall(O) drain it down to the dregs.

 9But I will declare it forever;
   I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. 10(P) All the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
   (Q) but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

Footnotes:Psalm 75:1 Hebrew They
Cross references:Psalm 75:1 : Psalm 57, title Psalm 75:1 : Psalm 50, title Psalm 75:1 : Psalm 145:18 Psalm 75:2 : Dan 8:19; Hab 2:3; Psalm 102:13 Psalm 75:2 : Psalm 17:2 Psalm 75:3 : Isa 24:19 Psalm 75:3 : 1 Sam 2:8 Psalm 75:4 : Psalms 42:10; Zech 1:21 Psalm 75:6 : Psalm 3:3 Psalm 75:7 : Psalm 50:6 Psalm 75:7 : 1 Sam 2:7; Dan 2:21 Psalm 75:8 : Job 21:20 Psalm 75:8 : Psalm 11:6 Psalm 75:8 : Prov 23:30 Psalm 75:8 : Psalm 73:10 Psalm 75:10 : Jer 48:25 Psalm 75:10 : Psalms 42:4; Psalm 89:17; 112:9; 1 Sam 2:1

First Reading: Lev. 8:1-13; Lev. 8:30-36

Consecration of Aaron and His Sons
 1(A) The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Take Aaron and his sons with him, and(B) the garments and(C) the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread. 3And assemble all the congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting." 4And Moses did as the LORD commanded him, and the congregation was assembled at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

 5And Moses said to the congregation,(D) "This is the thing that the LORD has commanded to be done." 6And Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water. 7And he put(E) the coat on him and tied the sash around his waist and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him and tied the skillfully woven band of the ephod around him, binding it to him with the band.[a] 8And he placed the breastpiece on him, and(F) in the breastpiece he put the Urim and the Thummim. 9And he set(G) the turban on his head, and(H) on the turban, in front, he set the golden plate, the holy crown, as the LORD commanded Moses.

 10(I) Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them. 11And he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its utensils and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them. 12And(J) he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him to consecrate him. 13And Moses brought Aaron’s sons and clothed them with coats and tied sashes around their waists and bound caps on them, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Footnotes:Leviticus 8:7 Hebrew with it
Cross references:Leviticus 8:1 : Exodus 29 Leviticus 8:2 : Exodus 28:2-4 Leviticus 8:2 : Exodus 30:23-25 Leviticus 8:5 : Exodus 29:4 Leviticus 8:7 : Exodus 28:4 Leviticus 8:8 : Exodus 28:30 Leviticus 8:9 : Leviticus 8:7 Leviticus 8:9 : Leviticus 21:12; Exodus 28:36, 37 Leviticus 8:10 : Exodus 30:26-29 Leviticus 8:12 : Leviticus 21:10, 12; Exodus 30:30; Psalm 133:2

 30Then(A) Moses took some of the anointing oil and of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his garments, and also on his sons and his sons’ garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.

 31And Moses said to Aaron and his sons, "Boil the flesh at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and there eat it and the bread that is in the basket of ordination offerings, as I commanded, saying, 'Aaron and his sons shall eat it.' 32And what remains of the flesh and the bread you shall burn up with fire. 33And you shall not go outside the entrance of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the days of your ordination are completed, for it(B) will take seven days to ordain you. 34As has been done today, the LORD has commanded to be done to make atonement for you. 35At the entrance of the tent of meeting you shall remain day and night for seven days, performing what the LORD has(C) charged, so that you do not die, for so I have been commanded." 36And Aaron and his sons did all the things that the LORD commanded by Moses.

Cross references:Leviticus 8:30 : Exodus 30:30; Num 3:3 Leviticus 8:33 : Ezek 43:25, 26 Leviticus 8:35 : Num 3:7; 9:19; Deut 11:1; 1 Kgs 2:3; Zech 3:7

Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 146

Put Not Your Trust in Princes

 1(A) Praise the LORD!Praise the LORD, O my soul! 2I will praise the LORD(B) as long as I live;
   (C) I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

 3(D) Put not your trust in princes,
   (E) in a son of man, in whom there is(F) no salvation. 4When(G) his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
   on that very day his plans perish.

 5(H) Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
   whose(I) hope is in the LORD his God, 6(J) who made heaven and earth,
   the sea, and all that is in them,(K) who keeps faith forever;
 7(L) who executes justice for the oppressed,
   (M) who gives food to the hungry.


   (N) The LORD sets the prisoners free;
 8(O) the LORD opens the eyes of the blind.(P) The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
   (Q) the LORD loves the righteous. 9(R) The LORD watches over the sojourners;
   (S) he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
   but(T) the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

 10(U) The LORD will reign forever,
   your God, O Zion, to all generations.(V) Praise the LORD!

Cross references:Psalm 146:1 : Psalm 135:1 Psalm 146:2 : Psalm 63:4; Psalm 145:2 Psalm 146:2 : Psalm 104:33 Psalm 146:3 : Psalm 118:9 Psalm 146:3 : Psalm 118:8; Isa 2:22; Jer 17:5 Psalm 146:3 : Psalm 60:11; 108:12 Psalm 146:4 : Psalm 104:29; Eccles 12:7; Job 10:9; 34:14, 15 Psalm 146:5 : Psalm 144:15 Psalm 146:5 : Psalm 119:116; Psalm 2:12 Psalm 146:6 : Psalm 115:15 Psalm 146:6 : Psalm 100:5; 117:2 Psalm 146:7 : Psalm 103:6 Psalm 146:7 : Psalm 107:9; 145:15 Psalm 146:7 : Psalm 105:20; Isa 61:1; Psalm 68:6 Psalm 146:8 : Matt 9:30; John 9:7 Psalm 146:8 : Psalm 145:14; Psalm 147:6 Psalm 146:8 : Psalm 11:7 Psalm 146:9 : Exodus 22:21 Psalm 146:9 : Deut 10:18; Exodus 22:22; Psalm 10:14 Psalm 146:9 : Psalm 147:6 Psalm 146:10 : Psalm 10:16 Psalm 146:10 : Psalms 42:1

Second Reading: Lk. 9:1-17

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles
 1(A) And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, 2(B) and he sent them out to(C) proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. 3(D) And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey,(E) no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.[a] 4And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. 5And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town(F) shake off the dust from your feet(G) as a testimony(H) against them." 6(I) And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
Herod Is Perplexed by Jesus
 7(J) Now(K) Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that(L) John had been raised from the dead, 8(M) by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen. 9Herod said, "John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And(N) he sought to see him.
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
 10On their return(O) the apostles told him all that they had done.(P) And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. 11When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he(Q) welcomed them and(R) spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. 12Now(S) the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him,(T) "Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place." 13But he said to them, (U) "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than(V) five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people." 14For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each." 15And they did so, and had them all sit down. 16And taking the five loaves and the two fish,(W) he looked up to heaven and(X) said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

Footnotes:Luke 9:3 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
Cross references:Luke 9:1 : Matt 10:1; Mark 3:13-15; 6:7 Luke 9:2 : Matt 10:5, 7, 8; Luke 9:11; Luke 10:1, 9 Luke 9:2 : Luke 9:11, 60; Luke 4:43 Luke 9:3 : For Luke 9:3-5, Matt 10:9-14; Mark 6:8-11; Luke 10:4-11; 22:35 Luke 9:3 : Mark 6:8 Luke 9:5 : Acts 13:51; Neh 5:13; Acts 18:6 Luke 9:5 : Mark 1:44 Luke 9:5 : James 5:3 Luke 9:6 : Mark 6:12 Luke 9:7 : For Luke 9:7-9, Matt 14:1-12; Mark 6:14-29 Luke 9:7 : Luke 3:1, 19; Acts 13:1 Luke 9:7 : Luke 9:19 Luke 9:8 : Luke 9:7 Luke 9:9 : Luke 23:8 Luke 9:10 : Mark 6:30 Luke 9:10 : For Luke 9:10-17, Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:32-44; John 6:1-13; Matt 15:32-38; Mark 8:2-9 Luke 9:11 : Luke 8:40 Luke 9:11 : Luke 9:2 Luke 9:12 : Luke 24:29 (Gk); Jer 6:4 Luke 9:12 : Matt 15:23 Luke 9:13 : 2 Kgs 4:42-44 Luke 9:13 : Matt 16:9; Mark 8:19 Luke 9:16 : Mark 7:34; John 11:41; 17:1 Luke 9:16 : Luke 24:30; 1 Sam 9:13; Matt 26:26; Mark 8:7; 14:22; 1 Cor 14:16


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