Monday, October 26, 2009

John 11:32-44 - The Gospel Lectionary Passage for November 1, 2009 (All Saints Day)

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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32Now Mary, when she came to the place Jesus was, she saw him and fell at his feet and said to him, "Lord, if you’d been here, then my brother wouldn’t have died." 33Now when Jesus saw her crying and the Jews who were with her crying, he let out a snort of indignation and was deeply troubled. 34And he said, "Where have you laid him?" And they said to him, "Lord, come and see." 35Jesus wept. 36Now the Jews said, "See how he loved him." 37But others from them said, "He who opened the eyes of the blind is able to do something so that he might not die, isn’t he?
 
38Now again Jesus let out [another] snort of indignation within himself, and he went into the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. 39Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the man who’d died, said, "Lord, already it smells badly; for it happen four days ago." 40Jesus said to her, "I said to you that if you might believe, then you will see the glory of God, didn’t I?" 41Now they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes upward and said, "Father, I thank you that you heard me. 42But I know that you always hear me. But because of the crowd which is standing around, so that they might believe that you sent me..." 43And after he’d said these things, he cried out in a great voice, "Lazarus, come out." 44The dead man who’s feet and hands were bandaged and who’s face was wrapped in a handkerchief came out. And Jesus said to them, "Release him and let him go."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mark 10:46-52 - The Gospel Lectionary Passage for October 25, 2009

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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46And they went into Jericho. And as he and his disciples and a considerable crowd were leaving Jericho, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar was sitting beside the way begging. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he started to cry out and say, “Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me.” 48And many began to speak to him sternly so that he might shut up. But all the more he cried out, “Son of David, have mercy on me.” 49And after he’d stopped, Jesus said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Have courage! Get up! He’s calling you.” 50And after he’d thrown off his outer garment, he jumped up and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus answered him and said, “What do you want me to do?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, that I might see again.” 52And Jesus said to him, “Go, your faith has saved you.” And immediately he saw again and followed him on the way.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mark 10:17-31 - The Gospel Lectionary Passage for October 11, 2009

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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17And when he was going out on his journey, a person ran up to him and kneeled and asked him, "Good teacher, what should I do in order that I might inherit life eternal?" 18But Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19You know the commandments: don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t give false evidence, don’t defraud, honor you father and mother." 20And he said to him, "Teacher, all these things I have observed from my youth." 21And when Jesus looked at him, he loved him and said to him, "One thing you lack. Go, and all that you have, sell and give to those who are poor and you will have treasures in heaven. And come, follow me." 22And he became sad because of the word, and he went grieving, for he had many possessions.

23And after Jesus looked around, he said to his disciples, "How difficult it will it be for those who have wealth to enter into the Kingdom of God." 24And the disciples were amazed by his words. And again Jesus answered and said to them, "Children, how difficult it is to enter into the Kingdom of God. 25It is easier for a camel to go through a eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the Kingdom of God." 26But they were greatly astounded and said among themselves, "And who is able to be saved?" 27Jesus looked at them and said, "For people it’s impossible, but not for God. For all things are possible for God." 28Peter started to say to him, "See, we left everything and have followed you." 29Jesus said, "Amen I say to you, there is no one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and the sake of the good news, 30if no one receive hundredfold now in this age houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields with persecution, and in the age to come, life eternal. 31But many who are first will be last and the last first."