Monday 14 February 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Monday 14 February 2022 

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Genesis 30:1-24

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her
sister; and she said to Jacob, ‘Give me children, or I shall die!’
Jacob became very angry with Rachel and said, ‘Am I in the place of
God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?’ Then she
said, ‘Here is my maid Bilhah; go in to her, that she may bear upon
my knees and that I too may have children through her.’ So she gave
him her maid Bilhah as a wife; and Jacob went in to her. And Bilhah
conceived and bore Jacob a son. Then Rachel said, ‘God has judged
me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son’; therefore she
named him Dan.* Rachel’s maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob
a second son. Then Rachel said, ‘With mighty wrestlings I have
wrestled* with my sister, and have prevailed’; so she named him

 When Leah saw that she had ceased bearing children, she took her
maid Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife. Then Leah’s maid Zilpah
bore Jacob a son. And Leah said, ‘Good fortune!’ so she named him
Gad.* Leah’s maid Zilpah bore Jacob a second son. And Leah said,
‘Happy am I! For the women will call me happy’; so she named him

 In the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found mandrakes in the
field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah,
‘Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.’ But she said to
her, ‘Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband?
Would you take away my son’s mandrakes also?’ Rachel said, ‘Then
he may lie with you tonight for your son’s mandrakes.’ When Jacob
came from the field in the evening, Leah went out to meet him, and
said, ‘You must come in to me; for I have hired you with my son’s
mandrakes.’ So he lay with her that night. And God heeded Leah, and
she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son. Leah said, ‘God has given
me my hire* because I gave my maid to my husband’; so she named him
Issachar. And Leah conceived again, and she bore Jacob a sixth son.
Then Leah said, ‘God has endowed me with a good dowry; now my
husband will honour* me, because I have borne him six sons’; so she
named him Zebulun. Afterwards she bore a daughter, and named her

 Then God remembered Rachel, and God heeded her and opened her womb.
She conceived and bore a son, and said, ‘God has taken away my
reproach’; and she named him Joseph,* saying, ‘May the Lord add to
me another son!’
1 John 1:1-10

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched
with our hands, concerning the word of life— this life was revealed,
and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal
life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— we declare to
you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship
with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son
Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our* joy may be
 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that
God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we
have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and
do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is
in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of
Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our
sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse
us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we
make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
John 9:1-17

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked
him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born
blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned;
he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We*
must work the works of him who sent me* while it is day; night is
coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the
light of the world.’ When he had said this, he spat on the ground
and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes,
saying to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which means
Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. The
neighbours and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask,
‘Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?’ Some were saying,
‘It is he.’ Others were saying, ‘No, but it is someone like
him.’ He kept saying, ‘I am the man.’ But they kept asking him,
‘Then how were your eyes opened?’ He answered, ‘The man called
Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, “Go to Siloam
and wash.” Then I went and washed and received my sight.’ They
said to him, ‘Where is he?’ He said, ‘I do not know.’
 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.
Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.
Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his
sight. He said to them, ‘He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and
now I see.’ Some of the Pharisees said, ‘This man is not from God,
for he does not observe the sabbath.’ But others said, ‘How can a
man who is a sinner perform such signs?’ And they were divided. So
they said again to the blind man, ‘What do you say about him? It was
your eyes he opened.’ He said, ‘He is a prophet.’
Morning Psalms: Psalm 89:1-18

Psalm 89:1-18

I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord,* for ever;
   with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all
I declare that your steadfast love is established for ever;
   your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. 

You said, ‘I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
   I have sworn to my servant David: 
“I will establish your descendants for ever,
   and build your throne for all generations.” ’

Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,
   your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones. 
For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?
   Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord, 
a God feared in the council of the holy ones,
   great and awesome* above all that are around him? 
O Lord God of hosts,
   who is as mighty as you, O Lord?
   Your faithfulness surrounds you. 
You rule the raging of the sea;
   when its waves rise, you still them. 
You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
   you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm. 
The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours;
   the world and all that is in it—you have founded them. 
The north and the south*—you created them;
   Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name. 
You have a mighty arm;
   strong is your hand, high your right hand. 
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
   steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. 
Happy are the people who know the festal shout,
   who walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance; 
they exult in your name all day long,
   and extol* your righteousness. 
For you are the glory of their strength;
   by your favour our horn is exalted. 
For our shield belongs to the Lord,
   our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Evening Psalms: Psalm 89:19-52

Psalm 89:19-52

Then you spoke in a vision to your faithful one, and said:
   ‘I have set the crown* on one who is mighty,
   I have exalted one chosen from the people. 
I have found my servant David;
   with my holy oil I have anointed him; 
my hand shall always remain with him;
   my arm also shall strengthen him. 
The enemy shall not outwit him,
   the wicked shall not humble him. 
I will crush his foes before him
   and strike down those who hate him. 
My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;
   and in my name his horn shall be exalted. 
I will set his hand on the sea
   and his right hand on the rivers. 
He shall cry to me, “You are my Father,
   my God, and the Rock of my salvation!” 
I will make him the firstborn,
   the highest of the kings of the earth. 
For-ever I will keep my steadfast love for him,
   and my covenant with him will stand firm. 
I will establish his line for ever,
   and his throne as long as the heavens endure. 
If his children forsake my law
   and do not walk according to my ordinances, 
if they violate my statutes
   and do not keep my commandments, 
then I will punish their transgression with the rod
   and their iniquity with scourges; 
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love,
   or be false to my faithfulness. 
I will not violate my covenant,
   or alter the word that went forth from my lips. 
Once and for all I have sworn by my holiness;
   I will not lie to David. 
His line shall continue for ever,
   and his throne endure before me like the sun. 
It shall be established for ever like the moon,
   an enduring witness in the skies.’

But now you have spurned and rejected him;
   you are full of wrath against your anointed. 
You have renounced the covenant with your servant;
   you have defiled his crown in the dust. 
You have broken through all his walls;
   you have laid his strongholds in ruins. 
All who pass by plunder him;
   he has become the scorn of his neighbours. 
You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
   you have made all his enemies rejoice. 
Moreover, you have turned back the edge of his sword,
   and you have not supported him in battle. 
You have removed the sceptre from his hand,*
   and hurled his throne to the ground. 
You have cut short the days of his youth;
   you have covered him with shame.

How long, O Lord? Will you hide yourself for ever?
   How long will your wrath burn like fire? 
Remember how short my time is—*
   for what vanity you have created all mortals! 
Who can live and never see death?
   Who can escape the power of Sheol?

Lord, where is your steadfast love of old,
   which by your faithfulness you swore to David? 
Remember, O Lord, how your servant is taunted;
   how I bear in my bosom the insults of the peoples,* 
with which your enemies taunt, O Lord,
   with which they taunted the footsteps of your anointed. 

Blessed be the Lord for ever.Amen and Amen.

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