March 20, 2021

The Book of the Prophet Jeremaiah   11: 18-20

11:18But you, O Lord, have revealed this to me, and I have understood. Then you displayed their efforts to me.
11:19And I was like a meek lamb, who is being carried to be a victim. And I did not realize that they had devised plans against me, saying: “Let us place wood upon his bread, and let us eradicate him from the land of the living, and let his name no longer be remembered.”
11:20But you, O Lord of hosts, who judges justly, and who tests the temperament and the heart, let me see your vengeance against them. For I have revealed my case to you.

The Holy Gospel According to John   7: 40-53

7:40Therefore, some from that crowd, when they had heard these words of his, were saying, “This one truly is the Prophet.”
7:41Others were saying, “He is the Christ.” Yet certain ones were saying: “Does the Christ come from Galilee?
7:42Does Scripture not say that the Christ comes from the offspring of David and from Bethlehem, the town where David was?”
7:43And so there arose a dissension among the multitude because of him.
7:44Now certain ones among them wanted to apprehended him, but no one laid hands upon him.
7:45Therefore, the attendants went to the high priests and the Pharisees. And they said to them, “Why have you not brought him?”
7:46The attendants responded, “Never has a man spoken like this man.”
7:47And so the Pharisees answered them: “Have you also been seduced?
7:48Have any of the leaders believed in him, or any of the Pharisees?
7:49But this crowd, which does not know the law, they are accursed.”
7:50Nicodemus, the one who came to him by night and who was one of them, said to them,
7:51“Does our law judge a man, unless it has first heard him and has known what he has done?”
7:52They responded and said to him: “Are you also a Galilean? Study the Scriptures, and see that a prophet does not arise from Galilee.”
7:53And each one returned to his own house.