May 28th, 2019

Tuesday of Rogate (Easter 6)

First Reading: Num. 9:1-23

The Passover
 1Thus the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in (A)the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

 2"Now, let the sons of Israel observe the Passover at (B)its appointed time.

 3"On the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you shall observe it at its appointed time; you shall observe it according to all its statutes and according to all its ordinances."

 4So Moses told the sons of Israel to observe the Passover.

 5(C)They observed the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness of Sinai; (D)according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel did.

 6But there were some men who were (E)unclean because of the dead person, so that they could not observe Passover on that day; so (F)they came before Moses and Aaron on that day.

 7Those men said to him, "Though we are unclean because of the dead person, why are we restrained from presenting the offering of the LORD at its appointed time among the sons of Israel?"

 8Moses therefore said to them, "(G)Wait, and I will listen to what the LORD will command concerning you."

 9Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

 10"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'If any one of you or of your generations becomes unclean because of a dead person, or is on a distant journey, he may, however, observe the Passover to the LORD.

 11'In the second month on the (H)fourteenth day at twilight, they shall observe it; they (I)shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

 12'They (J)shall leave none of it until morning, (K)nor break a bone of it; according to all the statute of the Passover they shall observe it.

 13'(L)But the man who is clean and is not on a journey, and yet neglects to observe the Passover, that person shall then be cut off from his people, for he did not present the offering of the LORD at its appointed time That man (M)will bear his sin.

 14'(N)If an alien sojourns among you and observes the Passover to the LORD, according to the statute of the Passover and according to its ordinance, so he shall do; you shall have (O)one statute, both for the alien and for the native of the land.'"

The Cloud on the Tabernacle
 15Now on (P)the day that the tabernacle was erected (Q)the cloud covered the tabernacle, the (R)tent of the testimony, and (S)in the evening it was like the appearance of fire over the tabernacle, until morning.

 16So it was continuously; (T)the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

 17(U)Whenever the cloud was lifted from over the tent, afterward the sons of Israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the sons of Israel would camp.

 18At the command of the LORD the sons of Israel would set out, and at the command of the LORD they would camp; (V)as long as the cloud settled over the tabernacle, they remained camped.

 19Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would keep the LORD'S charge and not set out.

 20If sometimes the cloud remained a few days over the tabernacle, (W)according to the command of the LORD they remained camped. Then according to the command of the LORD they set out.

 21If sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning, when the cloud was lifted in the morning, they would move out; or if it remained in the daytime and at night, whenever the cloud was lifted, they would set out.

 22Whether it was two days or a month or a year that the cloud lingered over the tabernacle, staying above it, the sons of Israel remained camped and did not set out; but (X)when it was lifted, they did set out.

 23(Y)At the command of the LORD they camped, and at the command of the LORD they set out; they kept the LORD'S charge, according to the command of the LORD through Moses.

Cross references:Numbers 9:1 : Ex 40:2, 17; Num 1:1 Numbers 9:2 : Ex 12:6; Lev 23:5; Deut 16:1, 2 Numbers 9:5 : Josh 5:10 Numbers 9:5 : Ex 12:1-13 Numbers 9:6 : Num 5:2; 19:11-22 Numbers 9:6 : Ex 18:15; Num 27:2 Numbers 9:8 : Ex 18:15; Ps 85:8 Numbers 9:11 : 2 Chr 30:2, 15 Numbers 9:11 : Ex 12:8 Numbers 9:12 : Ex 12:10 Numbers 9:12 : Ex 12:46; John 19:36 Numbers 9:13 : Gen 17:14; Ex 12:15, 47 Numbers 9:13 : Num 5:31 Numbers 9:14 : Ex 12:48 Numbers 9:14 : Ex 12:49; Lev 24:22; Num 15:15, 16, 29 Numbers 9:15 : Ex 40:2, 17 Numbers 9:15 : Ex 40:34 Numbers 9:15 : Num 17:7 Numbers 9:15 : Ex 13:21, 22 Numbers 9:16 : Ex 40:34; Neh 9:12 Numbers 9:17 : Ex 40:36-38; Num 10:11, 12 Numbers 9:18 : 1 Cor 10:1 Numbers 9:20 : Ps 48:14; Prov 3:5, 6 Numbers 9:22 : Ex 40:36, 37 Numbers 9:23 : Ps 73:24; 107:7; Is 63:14

Second Reading: Lk. 16:1-18

The Unrighteous Steward
 1Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as (A)squandering his possessions.

 2"And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'

 3"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; I am ashamed to beg.

 4'I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.'

 5"And he summoned each one of his master's debtors, and he began saying to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

 6"And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'

 7"Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'

 8"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of (B)this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the (C)sons of light.

 9"And I say to you, (D)make friends for yourselves by means of the [a](E)wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, (F)they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.

 10"(G)He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

 11"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous (H)wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?

 12"And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

 13"(I)No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God and (J)wealth."

 14Now the Pharisees, who were (K)lovers of money, were listening to all these things and (L)were scoffing at Him.

 15And He said to them, "You are those who (M)justify yourselves in the sight of men, but (N)God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

 16"(O)The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time (P)the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.

 17"(Q)But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.

 18"(R)Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.

Footnotes:Luke 16:9 Gr mammon, fr Aram mamona, signifying riches, wealth, etc, personified as an object of worship
Cross references:Luke 16:1 : Luke 15:13 Luke 16:8 : Matt 12:32; Luke 20:34 Luke 16:8 : John 12:36; Eph 5:8; 1 Thess 5:5 Luke 16:9 : Matt 19:21; Luke 11:41; 12:33 Luke 16:9 : Matt 6:24; Luke 16:11, 13 Luke 16:9 : Luke 16:4 Luke 16:10 : Matt 25:21, 23 Luke 16:11 : Luke 16:9 Luke 16:13 : Matt 6:24 Luke 16:13 : Luke 16:9 Luke 16:14 : 2 Tim 3:2 Luke 16:14 : Luke 23:35 Luke 16:15 : Luke 10:29; 18:9, 14 Luke 16:15 : 1 Sam 16:7; Prov 21:2; Acts 1:24; Rom 8:27 Luke 16:16 : Matt 11:12 Luke 16:16 : Matt 4:23 Luke 16:17 : Matt 5:18 Luke 16:18 : Matt 5:32; 1 Cor 7:10, 11


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