June 4th, 2019

Tuesday of Exaudi (Sunday after the Ascension)


First Reading: Num. 16:1-22

 1Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:

 2And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

 3And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

 4And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

 5And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.

 6This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

 7And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.

 8And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:

 9Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?

 10And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

 11For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?

 12And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

 13Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?

 14Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

 15And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

 16And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:

 17And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.

 18And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.

 19And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.

 20And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

 21Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

 22And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?


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Second Reading: Lk. 19:11-28

 11And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

 12He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

 13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

 14But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

 15And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

 16Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

 17And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

 18And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

 19And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

 20And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

 21For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

 22And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

 23Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

 24And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

 25(And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

 26For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

 27But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

 28And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.


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