Musings on Scripture

– and what isn’t always said

Trinity 8A

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Genesis 29:15-28 Jacob Marries Laban’s Daughters 15Laban said to Jacob, ‘Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?’ 16Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17Leah’s eyes were lovely, and Rachel […]

Trinity 5A

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Genesis 24:34-67 (excerpts): A wife for Isaac 34Abraham’s servant said to Laban: 35“The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become wealthy; he has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female slaves, camels and donkeys; 36and Sarah, my master’s wife, bore a son to my master when she was […]

Trinity 3A

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Matthew 10:24-39 24‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master. 25It is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! 26‘Have no fear […]

Lent 5 A

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John 11:1-45 1A certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. 3So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, ‘Lord, he whom you love is ill.’ […]

Lent 1 A

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Matthew 4:1-11 1Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards He was famished. 3The tempter came and said to Him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread;’ 4but He […]

Epiphany 4 A

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Micah 6:1-81Hear what the Lord says:Rise, plead your case before the mountains,and let the hills hear your voice.2Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the Lord,and you enduring foundations of the earth;for the Lord has a controversy with His people,and He will contend with Israel.3‘O my people, what have I done to you?In what have I […]