June 3rd, 2019

Monday of Exaudi (Sunday after the Ascension)

First Reading: Num. 14:26-45

 26And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 27"How long shall(A) this wicked congregation grumble against me?(B) I have heard the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against me. 28Say to them,(C) 'As I live, declares the LORD,(D) what you have said in my hearing I will do to you: 29(E) your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness, and(F) of all your number, listed in the census(G) from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against me, 30not one shall come into the land where I(H) swore that I would make you dwell,(I) except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun. 31(J) But your little ones, who you said would become a prey, I will bring in, and they shall know the land that(K) you have rejected. 32But as for you,(L) your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness. 33And your children(M) shall be shepherds in the wilderness(N) forty years and shall(O) suffer for your faithlessness, until the last of your dead bodies lies in the wilderness. 34(P) According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land,(Q) forty days, a year for each day, you shall bear your iniquity forty years, and you shall know my displeasure.' 35(R) I, the LORD, have spoken. Surely this will I do to all(S) this wicked congregation who are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall come to a full end, and there they shall die."

 36(T) And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing up a bad report about the land— 37the men who brought up a bad report of the land—(U) died by plague before the LORD. 38Of those men who went to spy out the land,(V) only Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive.

Israel Defeated in Battle
 39When Moses told these words to all the people of Israel, the people(W) mourned greatly. 40And they rose early in the morning and went up to the heights of the hill country, saying,(X) "Here we are. We will go up to the place that the LORD has promised, for we have sinned." 41(Y) But Moses said, "Why now are you transgressing the command of the LORD, when that will not succeed? 42(Z) Do not go up,(AA) for the Lord is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies. 43For there(AB) the Amalekites and the Canaanites are facing you, and you shall fall by the sword. Because you have turned back from following the LORD, the LORD will not be with you." 44(AC) But they presumed to go up to the heights of the hill country, although neither(AD) the ark of the covenant of the LORD nor Moses departed out of the camp. 45Then(AE) the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down and defeated them and pursued them, even to(AF) Hormah.

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Second Reading: Lk. 18:35-19:10

Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar

 35(A) As he drew near to Jericho,(B) a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 37They told him,(C) "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." 38And he cried out, "Jesus,(D) Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39And those who were in front(E) rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 40And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41(F) "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me recover my sight." 42And Jesus said to him, "Recover your sight;(G) your faith has(H) made you well." 43And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him,(I) glorifying God. And(J) all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Jesus and Zacchaeus

 1(K) He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3And(L) he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into(M) a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for(N) I must stay at your house today." 6So he hurried and came down and(O) received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all(P) grumbled, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." 8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods(Q) I give to the poor. And if I have(R) defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it(S) fourfold." 9And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since(T) he also is a son of Abraham. 10For(U) the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

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


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