June 22nd, 2019

Saturday of Trinity Sunday


First Reading: Prov. 25:1-22

Similitudes, Instructions

 1These also are (A)proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
    2It is the glory of God to (B)conceal a matter,
         But the glory of (C)kings is to search out a matter.
    3As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,
         So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
    4Take away the (D)dross from the silver,
         And there comes out a vessel for the (E)smith;
    5Take away the (F)wicked before the king,
         And his (G)throne will be established in righteousness.
    6Do not claim honor in the presence of the king,
         And do not stand in the place of great men;
    7For (H)it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here,"
         Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince,
         Whom your eyes have seen.
    8Do not go out (I)hastily to argue your case;
         Otherwise, what will you do in the end,
         When your neighbor humiliates you?
    9(J)Argue your case with your neighbor,
         And (K)do not reveal the secret of another,
    10Or he who hears it will reproach you,
         And the evil report about you will not pass away.
    11Like apples of gold in settings of silver
         Is a (L)word spoken in right circumstances.
    12Like an (M)earring of gold and an (N)ornament of (O)fine gold
         Is a wise reprover to a (P)listening ear.
    13Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest
         Is a (Q)faithful messenger to those who send him,
         For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
    14Like (R)clouds and (S)wind without rain
         Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.
    15By (T)forbearance a ruler may be persuaded,
         And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
    16Have you (U)found honey? Eat only what you need,
         That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
    17Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house,
         Or he will become weary of you and hate you.
    18Like a club and a (V)sword and a sharp (W)arrow
         Is a man who bears (X)false witness against his neighbor.
    19Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot
         Is confidence in a (Y)faithless man in time of trouble.
    20Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda,
         Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.
    21(Z)If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
         And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
    22For you will heap burning coals on his head,
         And (AA)the LORD will reward you.

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Second Reading: John 19:23-42

 23Then (A)the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made (B)four parts, a part to every soldier and also the [a]tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece.

 24So they said to one another, "(C)Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be"; (D)this was to fulfill the Scripture: "THEY (E)DIVIDED MY OUTER GARMENTS AMONG THEM, AND FOR MY CLOTHING THEY CAST LOTS."

 25Therefore the soldiers did these things. (F)But standing by the cross of Jesus were (G)His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and (H)Mary Magdalene.

 26When Jesus then saw His mother, and (I)the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, "(J)Woman, behold, your son!"

 27Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From that hour the disciple took her into (K)his own household.

 28After this, Jesus, (L)knowing that all things had already been accomplished, (M)to fulfill the Scripture, said, "(N)I am thirsty."

 29A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so (O)they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth.

 30Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "(P)It is finished!" And He bowed His head and (Q)gave up His spirit.

Care of the Body of Jesus
 31Then the Jews, because it was (R)the day of preparation, so that (S)the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a (T)high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

 32So the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was (U)crucified with Him;

 33but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.

 34But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately (V)blood and water came out.

 35And he who has seen has (W)testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.

 36For these things came to pass (X)to fulfill the Scripture, "(Y)NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN."

 37And again another Scripture says, "(Z)THEY SHALL LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED."

 38(AA)After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a (AB)secret one for (AC)fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.

 39(AD)Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, (AE)bringing a mixture of (AF)myrrh and aloes, about a (AG)hundred pounds weight.

 40So they took the body of Jesus and (AH)bound it in (AI)linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.

 41Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a (AJ)new tomb (AK)in which no one had yet been laid.

 42Therefore because of the Jewish day of (AL)preparation, since the tomb was (AM)nearby, they laid Jesus there.

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