June 3rd, 2019

Monday of Exaudi (Sunday after the Ascension)


First Reading: Num. 14:26-45

 26The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

 27"How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are (A)grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are making against Me.

 28"Say to them, '(B)As I live,' says the LORD, 'just as (C)you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;

 29(D)your corpses will fall in this wilderness, even all (E)your numbered men, according to your complete number from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against Me.

 30'Surely you shall not come into the land in which I swore to settle you, (F)except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.

 31'(G)Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey--I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected.

 32'(H)But as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness.

 33'Your sons shall be shepherds for (I)forty years in the wilderness, and they will suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your corpses lie in the wilderness.

 34'According to the (J)number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition.

 35'(K)I, the LORD, have spoken, surely this I will do to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be destroyed, and there they will die.'"

 36(L)As for the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land and who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing out a bad report concerning the land,

 37even (M)those men who brought out the very bad report of the land died by a (N)plague before the LORD.

 38But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to spy out the land.

Israel Repulsed
 39When Moses spoke (O)these words to all the sons of Israel, (P)the people mourned greatly.

 40In the morning, however, they rose up early and went up to the ridge of the hill country, saying, "(Q)Here we are; we have indeed sinned, but we will go up to the place which the LORD has promised."

 41But Moses said, "(R)Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD, when it will not succeed?

 42"(S)Do not go up, or you will be struck down before your enemies, for the LORD is not among you.

 43"For the Amalekites and the Canaanites will be there in front of you, and you will fall by the sword, inasmuch as you have turned back from following the LORD. And the LORD will not be with you."

 44But they went up heedlessly to the ridge of the hill country; neither (T)the ark of the covenant of the LORD nor Moses left the camp.

 45Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down, and struck them and beat them down as far as (U)Hormah.

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

Bartimaeus Receives Sight

 35(A)As (B)Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

 36Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was.

 37They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.

 38And he called out, saying, "Jesus, (C)Son of David, have mercy on me!"

 39Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, "(D)Son of David, have mercy on me!"

 40And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him,

 41"What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight!"

 42And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; (E)your faith has made you well."

 43Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, (F)glorifying God; and when (G)all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.

Zaccheus Converted

 1He (H)entered Jericho and was passing through.

 2And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich.

 3Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.

 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a (I)sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way.

 5When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, "Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house."

 6And he hurried and came down and received Him gladly.

 7When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, "He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."

 8Zaccheus stopped and said to (J)the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have (K)defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back (L)four times as much."

 9And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is (M)a son of Abraham.

 10"For (N)the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."

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