Tuesday 11 January 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Tuesday 11 January 2022 

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Genesis 3:1-24

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the
Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God say, “You shall
not eat from any tree in the garden”?’ The woman said to the
serpent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but
God said, “You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the
middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.” ’
But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not die; for God knows
that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like
God,* knowing good and evil.’ So when the woman saw that the tree
was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the
tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and
ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he
ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were
naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for

 They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the
time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But
the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, ‘Where are you?’
He said, ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid myself.’ He said, ‘Who told you
that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded
you not to eat?’ The man said, ‘The woman whom you gave to be with
me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.’ Then the Lord God
said to the woman, ‘What is this that you have done?’ The woman
said, ‘The serpent tricked me, and I ate.’ The Lord God said to
the serpent,
‘Because you have done this,
   cursed are you among all animals
   and among all wild creatures;
upon your belly you shall go,
   and dust you shall eat
   all the days of your life. 
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
   and between your offspring and hers;
he will strike your head,
   and you will strike his heel.’ 
To the woman he said,
‘I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing;
   in pain you shall bring forth children,
yet your desire shall be for your husband,
   and he shall rule over you.’ 
And to the man* he said,
‘Because you have listened to the voice of your wife,
   and have eaten of the tree
about which I commanded you,
   “You shall not eat of it”,
cursed is the ground because of you;
   in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 
thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
   and you shall eat the plants of the field. 
By the sweat of your face
   you shall eat bread
until you return to the ground,
   for out of it you were taken;
you are dust,
   and to dust you shall return.’

 The man named his wife Eve,* because she was the mother of all who
live. And the Lord God made garments of skins for the man* and for his
wife, and clothed them.

 Then the Lord God said, ‘See, the man has become like one of us,
knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take
also from the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever’— therefore
the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the
ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east
of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and
turning to guard the way to the tree of life.
Hebrews 2:1-10

Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that
we do not drift away from it. For if the message declared through
angels was valid, and every transgression or disobedience received a
just penalty, how can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? It
was declared at first through the Lord, and it was attested to us by
those who heard him, while God added his testimony by signs and
wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit,
distributed according to his will.
 Now God* did not subject the coming world, about which we are
speaking, to angels. But someone has testified somewhere,
‘What are human beings that you are mindful of them,*
   or mortals, that you care for them?* 
You have made them for a little while lower* than the angels;
   you have crowned them with glory and honour,* 
   subjecting all things under their feet.’
Now in subjecting all things to them, God* left nothing outside their
control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to them,
but we do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower* than the
angels, now crowned with glory and honour because of the suffering of
death, so that by the grace of God* he might taste death for everyone.

 It was fitting that God,* for whom and through whom all things
exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of
their salvation perfect through sufferings.
John 1:19-28

This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and
Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ He confessed and
did not deny it, but confessed, ‘I am not the Messiah.’* And they
asked him, ‘What then? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’
‘Are you the prophet?’ He answered, ‘No.’ Then they said to
him, ‘Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What
do you say about yourself?’ He said,
‘I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,
“Make straight the way of the Lord” ’,
as the prophet Isaiah said.

 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. They asked him, ‘Why
then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah,* nor Elijah,
nor the prophet?’ John answered them, ‘I baptize with water. Among
you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I
am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.’ This took place in
Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.
Morning Psalms: Psalm 5, 6

Psalm 5

Give ear to my words, O Lord;
   give heed to my sighing. 
Listen to the sound of my cry,
   my King and my God,
   for to you I pray. 
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
   in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch. 

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
   evil will not sojourn with you. 
The boastful will not stand before your eyes;
   you hate all evildoers. 
You destroy those who speak lies;
   the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful. 

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
   will enter your house,
I will bow down towards your holy temple
   in awe of you. 
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
   because of my enemies;
   make your way straight before me. 

For there is no truth in their mouths;
   their hearts are destruction;
their throats are open graves;
   they flatter with their tongues. 
Make them bear their guilt, O God;
   let them fall by their own counsels;
because of their many transgressions cast them out,
   for they have rebelled against you. 

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
   let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
   so that those who love your name may exult in you. 
For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
   you cover them with favour as with a shield.

Psalm 6

O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger,
   or discipline me in your wrath. 
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
   O Lord, heal me, for my bones are shaking with terror. 
My soul also is struck with terror,
   while you, O Lord—how long? 

Turn, O Lord, save my life;
   deliver me for the sake of your steadfast love. 
For in death there is no remembrance of you;
   in Sheol who can give you praise? 

I am weary with my moaning;
   every night I flood my bed with tears;
   I drench my couch with my weeping. 
My eyes waste away because of grief;
   they grow weak because of all my foes. 

Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
   for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. 
The Lord has heard my supplication;
   the Lord accepts my prayer. 
All my enemies shall be ashamed and struck with terror;
   they shall turn back, and in a moment be put to shame.
Evening Psalms: Psalm 10, 11

Psalm 10

Why, O Lord, do you stand far off?
   Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 
In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor—
   let them be caught in the schemes they have devised. 

For the wicked boast of the desires of their heart,
   those greedy for gain curse and renounce the Lord. 
In the pride of their countenance the wicked say, ‘God will not seek
it out’;
   all their thoughts are, ‘There is no God.’ 

Their ways prosper at all times;
   your judgements are on high, out of their sight;
   as for their foes, they scoff at them. 
They think in their heart, ‘We shall not be moved;
   throughout all generations we shall not meet adversity.’ 

Their mouths are filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
   under their tongues are mischief and iniquity. 
They sit in ambush in the villages;
   in hiding-places they murder the innocent. 

Their eyes stealthily watch for the helpless; 
   they lurk in secret like a lion in its covert;
they lurk that they may seize the poor;
   they seize the poor and drag them off in their net. 

They stoop, they crouch,
   and the helpless fall by their might. 
They think in their heart, ‘God has forgotten,
   he has hidden his face, he will never see it.’ 

Rise up, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand;
   do not forget the oppressed. 
Why do the wicked renounce God,
   and say in their hearts, ‘You will not call us to account’? 

But you do see! Indeed you note trouble and grief,
   that you may take it into your hands;
the helpless commit themselves to you;
   you have been the helper of the orphan. 

Break the arm of the wicked and evildoers;
   seek out their wickedness until you find none. 
The Lord is king for ever and ever;
   the nations shall perish from his land. 

O Lord, you will hear the desire of the meek;
   you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear 
to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed,
   so that those from earth may strike terror no more.

Psalm 11

In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me,
   ‘Flee like a bird to the mountains;* 
for look, the wicked bend the bow,
   they have fitted their arrow to the string,
   to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart. 
If the foundations are destroyed,
   what can the righteous do?’ 

The Lord is in his holy temple;
   the Lord’s throne is in heaven.
   His eyes behold, his gaze examines humankind. 
The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked,
   and his soul hates the lover of violence. 
On the wicked he will rain coals of fire and sulphur;
   a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. 
For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
   the upright shall behold his face.

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