February 7, 2020

First Kings 2: 1- 4, 10- 12

2:1Now the days of David had drawn near, so that he would die, and he instructed his son Solomon, saying:
2:2“I am entering the way of all the earth. Be strengthened and be a good man.
2:3And observe the care of the Lord your God, so that you walk in his ways, so that you care for his ceremonies, and his precepts, and judgments, and testimonies, just as it is written in the law of Moses. So may you understand everything that you do, in any direction that you may turn yourself.
2:4So may the Lord confirm his words, which he has spoken about me, saying: ‘If your sons will guard their ways, and if they will walk before me in truth, with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not be taken away from you a man on the throne of Israel.’
2:10And so, David slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David.
2:11Now the days during which David reigned over Israel are forty years: he reigned seven years in Hebron, thirty-three in Jerusalem.
2:12Then Solomon sat upon the throne of his father David, and his kingdom was strengthened exceedingly.

The Holy Gospel According to Mark   6: 7-13

6:7And he called the twelve. And he began to send them out in twos, and he gave them authority over unclean spirits.
6:8And he instructed them not to take anything for the journey, except a staff: no traveling bag, no bread, and no money belt,
6:9but to wear sandals, and not to wear two tunics.
6:10And he said to them: “Whenever you have entered into a house, stay there until you depart from that place.
6:11And whoever will neither receive you, nor listen to you, as you go away from there, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
6:12And going out, they were preaching, so that people would repent.
6:13And they cast out many demons, and they anointed many of the sick with oil and healed them.