June 1st, 2019

Justin, Martyr


First Reading: Num. 13:1-3; Num. 13:17-33

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

Second Reading: Lk. 18:1-17

The Parable of the Persistent Widow
 1And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought(A) always to pray and not(B) lose heart. 2He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who(C) neither feared God nor respected man. 3And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' 4For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself,(D) 'Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'" 6And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7And(E) will not God give justice to(F) his elect,(G) who cry to him day and night?(H) (I) Will he delay long over them? 8I tell you, he will give justice to them(J) speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes,(K) will he find faith on earth?"
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
 9He also told this parable to some(L) who trusted(M) in themselves that they were righteous,(N) and treated others with contempt: 10"Two men(O) went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee,(P) standing by himself, prayed[a](Q) thus: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12(R) I fast twice a week;(S) I give tithes of all that I get.' 13But the tax collector,(T) standing far off,(U) would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but(V) beat his breast, saying, 'God,(W) be merciful to me, a sinner!' 14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For(X) everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
Let the Children Come to Me
 15(Y) Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they(Z) rebuked them. 16But Jesus called them to him, saying, (AA) "Let the children come to me, and(AB) do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17(AC) Truly, I say to you, whoever does not(AD) receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."

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