Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020

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The Daily Lectionary
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020
Psalm 139:13-18; Genesis 35:16-29; Matthew 12:15-21
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

Wonderful are God’s works
13 For you created my inmost being;
     you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
     your works are wonderful,
     I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
     when I was made in the secret place,
     when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
     all the days ordained for me were written in your book
     before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
     How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
     they would outnumber the grains of sand—
     when I awake, I am still with you.

Benjamin is born; Rachel Isaac die
35:16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty. 17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.” 18 As she breathed her last—for she was dying—she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin.

19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). 20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel’s tomb.

21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder. 22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard of it.

Jacob had twelve sons:

23 The sons of Leah:

   Reuben the firstborn of Jacob,

   Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.

24 The sons of Rachel:

   Joseph and Benjamin.

25 The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah:

   Dan and Naphtali.

26 The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:

   Gad and Asher.

These were the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.

27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years. 29 Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

God’s chosen servant
12:15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. 16 He warned them not to tell others about him. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
     the one I love, in whom I delight;
   I will put my Spirit on him,
     and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel or cry out;
     no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break,
     and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
   till he has brought justice through to victory.
21   In his name the nations will put their hope.”

Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

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The Daily Lectionary is a three-year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year A. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2020, we will be in Year B. The year which ended at Advent 2019 was Year C. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect and digest what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts. www.commontexts.org
The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020
Psalm 139:13-18; Genesis 35:16-29; Matthew 12:15-21

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