May 14th, 2019

Tuesday of Jubilate (Easter 4)

First Reading: Lev. 10:1-20

The Sin of Nadab and Abihu
 1Now (A)Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective (B)firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.

 2(C)And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.

 3Then Moses said to Aaron, "It is what the LORD spoke, saying,
         'By those who (D)come near Me I (E)will be treated as holy,
         And before all the people I will (F)be honored.'"
         So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.

 4Moses called also to (G)Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Aaron's uncle Uzziel, and said to them, "Come forward, carry your relatives away from the front of the sanctuary to the outside of the camp."

 5So they came forward and carried them still in their (H)tunics to the outside of the camp, as Moses had said.

 6Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "(I)Do not [a]uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, so that you will not die and that He will not (J)become wrathful against all the congregation. But your kinsmen, the whole house of Israel, shall bewail the burning which the LORD has brought about.

 7"You shall not even go out from the doorway of the tent of meeting, or you will die; for (K)the LORD'S anointing oil is upon you." So they did according to the word of Moses.

 8The LORD then spoke to Aaron, saying,

 9"(L)Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die--it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--

 10and (M)so as to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean,

 11and (N)so as to teach the sons of Israel all the statutes which the LORD has spoken to them through Moses."

 12Then Moses spoke to Aaron, and to his surviving sons, (O)Eleazar and Ithamar, "(P)Take the grain offering that is left over from the LORD'S offerings by fire and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy.

 13"You shall eat it, moreover, in a holy place, because it is your due and your sons' due out of the LORD'S offerings by fire; for thus I have been commanded.

 14"(Q)The breast of the wave offering, however, and the thigh of the offering you may eat in a clean place, you and your sons and your daughters with you; for they have been given as your due and your sons' due out of the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the sons of Israel.

 15"(R)The thigh offered by lifting up and the breast offered by waving they shall bring along with the offerings by fire of the portions of fat, to present as a wave offering before the LORD; so it shall be a thing perpetually due you and your sons with you, just as the LORD has commanded."

 16But Moses searched carefully for the (S)goat of the sin offering, and behold, it had been burned up! So he was angry with Aaron's surviving sons Eleazar and Ithamar, saying,

 17"Why (T)did you not eat the sin offering at the holy place? For it is most holy, and He gave it to you to bear away (U)the guilt of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD.

 18"Behold, (V)since its blood had not been brought inside, into the sanctuary, you should certainly have (W)eaten it in the sanctuary, just as I commanded."

 19But Aaron spoke to Moses, "Behold, this very day they (X)presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD. When things like these happened to me, if I had eaten a sin offering today, would it have been good in the sight of the LORD?"

 20When Moses heard that, it seemed good in his sight.

Footnotes:Leviticus 10:6 Lit unbind
Cross references:Leviticus 10:1 : Ex 24:1, 9; Num 3:2; 26:61 Leviticus 10:1 : Lev 16:12 Leviticus 10:2 : Num 3:4; 16:35; 26:61 Leviticus 10:3 : Ex 19:22; Lev 21:6 Leviticus 10:3 : Ex 30:30; Ezek 38:16 Leviticus 10:3 : Ex 14:4, 17; Is 49:3; Ezek 28:22 Leviticus 10:4 : Ex 6:22 Leviticus 10:5 : Ex 29:5; Lev 8:13 Leviticus 10:6 : Lev 21:1-5, 10-12 Leviticus 10:6 : Num 1:53; 16:22, 46; 18:5; Josh 7:1; 22:18, 20; 2 Sam 24:1 Leviticus 10:7 : Ex 28:41; Lev 21:12 Leviticus 10:9 : Prov 20:1; 31:5; Is 28:7; Ezek 44:21; Hos 4:11; Luke 1:15; Eph 5:18; 1 Tim 3:3; Titus 1:7 Leviticus 10:10 : Lev 11:47; 20:25; Ezek 22:26 Leviticus 10:11 : Deut 17:10, 11; 33:10 Leviticus 10:12 : Ex 6:23; Num 3:2 Leviticus 10:12 : Lev 6:14-18 Leviticus 10:14 : Lev 7:30-34; Num 18:11 Leviticus 10:15 : Lev 7:34 Leviticus 10:16 : Lev 9:3, 15 Leviticus 10:17 : Lev 6:24-30 Leviticus 10:17 : Ex 28:38; Lev 22:16; Num 18:1 Leviticus 10:18 : Lev 6:30 Leviticus 10:18 : Lev 6:26 Leviticus 10:19 : Lev 9:8, 12

Second Reading: Lk. 9:37-62

 37(A)On the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Him.

 38And a man from the crowd shouted, saying, "Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, for he is my only boy,

 39and a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly screams, and it throws him into a convulsion with foaming at the mouth; and only with difficulty does it leave him, mauling him as it leaves.

 40"I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not."

 41And Jesus answered and said, "You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."

 42While he was still approaching, the demon slammed him to the ground and threw him into a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

 43And they were all amazed at the (B)greatness of God (C)But while everyone was marveling at all that He was doing, He said to His disciples,

 44"Let these words sink into your ears; (D)for the Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men."

 45But (E)they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.

The Test of Greatness
 46(F)An argument started among them as to which of them might be the greatest.

 47But Jesus, (G)knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,

 48and said to them, "(H)Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; (I)for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great."

 49(J)John answered and said, "(K)Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us."

 50But Jesus said to him, "Do not hinder him; (L)for he who is not against you is for you."

 51When the days were approaching for (M)His ascension, He was determined (N)to go to Jerusalem;

 52and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the (O)Samaritans to make arrangements for Him.

 53But they did not receive Him, (P)because He was traveling toward Jerusalem.

 54When His disciples (Q)James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to (R)command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?"

 55But He turned and rebuked them, [and said, "You do not know what kind of spirit you are of;

 56for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them."] And they went on to another village.

Exacting Discipleship
 57(S)As they were going along the road, (T)someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."

 58And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but (U)the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

 59And He said to another, "(V)Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."

 60But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and (W)proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."

 61Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but (X)first permit me to say good-bye to those at home."

 62But Jesus said to him, "(Y)No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

Cross references:Luke 9:37 : Matt 17:14-18; Mark 9:14-27 Luke 9:43 : 2 Pet 1:16 Luke 9:43 : Luke 9:43-45: Matt 17:22; Mark 9:30-32 Luke 9:44 : Luke 9:22 Luke 9:45 : Mark 9:32 Luke 9:46 : Matt 18:1-5; Mark 9:33-37; Luke 22:24 Luke 9:47 : Matt 9:4 Luke 9:48 : Matt 10:40; Luke 10:16; John 13:20 Luke 9:48 : Luke 22:26 Luke 9:49 : Mark 9:38-40 Luke 9:49 : Luke 5:5; 9:33 Luke 9:50 : Matt 12:30; Luke 11:23 Luke 9:51 : Mark 16:19 Luke 9:51 : Luke 13:22; 17:11; 18:31; 19:11, 28 Luke 9:52 : Matt 10:5; Luke 10:33; 17:16; John 4:4 Luke 9:53 : John 4:9 Luke 9:54 : Mark 3:17 Luke 9:54 : 2 Kin 1:9-16 Luke 9:57 : Luke 9:51 Luke 9:57 : Luke 9:57-60: Matt 8:19-22 Luke 9:58 : Matt 8:20 Luke 9:59 : Matt 8:22 Luke 9:60 : Matt 4:23 Luke 9:61 : 1 Kin 19:20 Luke 9:62 : Phil 3:13


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