June 7th, 2019

Friday of Exaudi (Sunday after the Ascension)

First Reading: Num. 20:1-21

 1Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

 2And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

 3And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!

 4And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

 5And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

 6And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

 7And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 8Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

 9And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.

 10And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

 11And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

 12And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

 13This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

 14And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:

 15How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

 16And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

 17Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.

 18And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

 19And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing anything else, go through on my feet.

 20And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

 21Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

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Second Reading: Lk. 20:19-44

 19And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

 20And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

 21And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:

 22Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?

 23But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?

 24Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.

 25And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.

 26And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

 27Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,

 28Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

 29There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.

 30And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.

 31And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.

 32Last of all the woman died also.

 33Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.

 34And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

 35But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

 36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

 37Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

 38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

 39Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.

 40And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

 41And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?

 42And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

 43Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

 44David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

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