May 28th, 2019

Tuesday of Rogate (Easter 6)


First Reading: Num. 9:1-23


The Passover Celebrated
 1And the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai,(A) in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2"Let the people of Israel keep the Passover at its appointed time. 3(B) On the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you shall keep it at its appointed time; according to all its statutes and all its rules you shall keep it." 4So Moses told the people of Israel that they should keep the Passover. 5And they kept the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the people of Israel did. 6And there were certain men who were(C) unclean through touching a dead body, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day, and(D) they came before Moses and Aaron on that day. 7And those men said to him, "We are unclean through touching a dead body. Why are we kept from bringing the LORD’s(E) offering at its appointed time among the people of Israel?" 8And Moses said to them, "Wait, that(F) I may hear what the LORD will command concerning you."

 9The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10"Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If any one of you or of your descendants is unclean through touching a dead body, or is on a long journey, he shall still keep the Passover to the LORD. 11(G) In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight they shall keep it.(H) They shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 12(I) They shall leave none of it until the morning,(J) nor break any of its bones;(K) according to all the statute for the Passover they shall keep it. 13But if anyone who is clean and is not on a journey fails to keep the Passover,(L) that person shall be cut off from his people because he did not bring the LORD’s(M) offering at its appointed time; that man shall bear his sin. 14And if a stranger sojourns among you and would keep the Passover to the LORD, according to the statute of the Passover and according to its rule, so shall he do.(N) You shall have one statute, both for the sojourner and for the native."

The Cloud Covering the Tabernacle
 15(O) On the day that the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony. And(P) at evening it was over the tabernacle like the appearance of fire until morning. 16So it was always: the cloud covered it by day[a] and the appearance of fire by night. 17And whenever the cloud(Q) lifted from over the tent, after that the people of Israel set out, and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the people of Israel camped. 18At the command of the LORD the people of Israel set out, and at the command of the LORD they camped.(R) As long as the cloud rested over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. 19Even when the cloud continued over the tabernacle many days, the people of Israel(S) kept the charge of the LORD and did not set out. 20Sometimes the cloud was a few days over the tabernacle, and according to the command of the LORD they remained in camp; then according to the command of the LORD they set out. 21And sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning. And when the cloud lifted in the morning, they set out, or if it continued for a day and a night, when the cloud lifted they set out. 22Whether it was two days, or a month, or a longer time, that the cloud continued over the tabernacle, abiding there, the people of Israel(T) remained in camp and did not set out, but when it lifted they set out. 23At the command of the LORD they camped, and at the command of the LORD they set out.(U) They kept the charge of the LORD, at the command of the LORD by Moses.

Footnotes:Numbers 9:16 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks by day
Cross references:Numbers 9:1 : Numbers 1:1 Numbers 9:3 : Lev 23:5 Numbers 9:6 : Numbers 5:2; 19:11, 16; John 18:28 Numbers 9:6 : Numbers 27:2; Exodus 18:15, 19, 26 Numbers 9:7 : Numbers 9:13 Numbers 9:8 : Numbers 27:5 Numbers 9:11 : Exodus 12:6; 2 Chr 30:2-15 Numbers 9:11 : Exodus 12:8; Deut 16:3 Numbers 9:12 : Exodus 12:10 Numbers 9:12 : Exodus 12:46; Cited John 19:36 Numbers 9:12 : Exodus 12:43, 49 Numbers 9:13 : Exodus 12:15; Gen 17:14 Numbers 9:13 : Numbers 9:7 Numbers 9:14 : Exodus 12:48, 49 Numbers 9:15 : Exodus 40:17, 34 Numbers 9:15 : Exodus 13:21 Numbers 9:17 : Numbers 10:11, 33, 34; Exodus 40:36 Numbers 9:18 : 1 Cor 10:1 Numbers 9:19 : Numbers 1:53 Numbers 9:22 : Exodus 40:36, 37 Numbers 9:23 : Numbers 9:19


Second Reading: Lk. 16:1-18


The Parable of the Dishonest Manager
 1He also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had(A) a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2And he called him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your(B) management, for you can no longer be manager.' 3And the manager said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.' 5So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?' 6He said, 'A hundred measures[a] of oil.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' 7Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' He said, 'A hundred measures[b] of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.' 8The master commended the dishonest manager for his(C) shrewdness. For(D) the sons of this world[c] are(E) more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9And I tell you,(F) make friends for yourselves by means of(G) unrighteous wealth,[d] so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

 10(H) "One who is(I) faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in(J) that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13(K) No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."

The Law and the Kingdom of God
 14(L) The Pharisees, who were(M) lovers of money, heard all these things, and they(N) ridiculed him. 15And he said to them, "You are those who(O) justify yourselves before men, but(P) God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men(Q) is an abomination in the sight of God.

 16(R) "The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then(S) the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and(T) everyone forces his way into it.[e] 17But(U) it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.

Divorce and Remarriage
 18(V) "Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Footnotes:Luke 16:6 About 875 gallons Luke 16:7 Between 1,000 and 1,200 bushels Luke 16:8 Greek age Luke 16:9 Greek mammon, a Semitic word for money or possessions; also verse 11; rendered money in verse 13 Luke 16:16 Or everyone is forcefully urged into it
Cross references:Luke 16:1 : Luke 12:42 Luke 16:2 : 1 Cor 9:17 Luke 16:8 : Matt 25:2 Luke 16:8 : Luke 20:34; Luke 10:6 Luke 16:8 : John 12:36; 1 Thess 5:5; Eph 5:8 Luke 16:9 : Luke 12:33; Matt 6:20; 19:21; 1 Tim 6:10, 17-19 Luke 16:9 : Luke 16:11, 13; Matt 6:24 Luke 16:10 : Matt 25:21, 23 Luke 16:10 : Luke 19:17 Luke 16:12 : 1 Chr 29:14, 16 Luke 16:13 : Luke 16:9 Luke 16:14 : Luke 11:39; 20:47 Luke 16:14 : 2 Tim 3:2; 1 Tim 6:10 Luke 16:14 : Luke 23:35 Luke 16:15 : Luke 10:29 Luke 16:15 : 1 Sam 16:7; 1 Chr 28:9; Prov 21:2 Luke 16:15 : Prov 16:5 Luke 16:16 : Matt 11:12, 13 Luke 16:16 : Luke 4:43 Luke 16:16 : Luke 15:1 Luke 16:17 : Matt 5:18 Luke 16:18 : Matt 5:32


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