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Readings for the First Sunday after Epiphany

Cantatas:
BWV 32 Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (Leipzig, 1726)
BWV 124 Meinem Jesum, lass ich nicht (Leipzig, 1725)
BWV 154 Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren (Leipzig, 1724)

Epistle: Romans 12: 1-6 We are all one in Christ

1. Ich ermahne euch, liebe Brüder, durch die Barmherzigkeit GOttes, daß ihr eure Leiber begebet zum Opfer, das da lebendig, heilig und Gott wohlgefällig sei, welches sei euer vernünftiger Gottesdienst

[1] I exhort you, dear brothers, by the mercy of God, that you offer your bodies as a sacrifice, that is living, holy and pleasing to God, which is your rational worship of God.

2. Und stellet euch nicht dieser Welt gleich, sondern verändert euch durch Erneuerung eures Sinnes, auf daß ihr prüfen möget, welches da sei der gute, der wohlgefällige und der vollkommene Gotteswille.

[2] And do not make yourselves like this world, but be transformed through the renewal of your mind, so that you may test what is the good, the agreeable and the perfect will of God.

3. Denn ich sage durch die Gnade, die mir gegeben ist, jedermann unter euch, daß niemand weiter von sich halte, denn sich‘s gebührt zu halten, sondern daß von sich mäßiglich halte, ein jeglicher nachdem Gott ausgeteilet hat das Maß des Glaubens

[3] For I say through the grace, that has been given to me, to each one among you, that nobody should think more highly of himself, than it is proper to think of himself,but should think of himself with moderation, each person according to the measure of faith god has assigned him.

4. Denn gleicherweise, als wir in einem Leibe viel Glieder haben, aber alle Glieder nicht einerlei Geschäft haben,

[4] For just as we in one body have many members, but all the members do not have the one task,

5. also sind wir viele ein Leib in Christo; aber untereinander ist einer des andern Glied

[5] so are we many one in Christ;but mutually is one a member of another

6. Und haben mancherlei Gaben nach der Gnade, die uns gegeben ist.

[6] And we have various gifts according to the grace, which has been given us.

Gospel: Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the temple.

41. Und seine Eltern gingen alle Jahre gen Jerusalem auf das Osterfest.

[41] And his parents used to go every year to Jerusalem for the Easter festival.

42. Und da er zwölf Jahre alt war, gingen sie hinauf gen Jerusalem nach Gewohnheit des Festes.

[42] And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem for the festival as usual.

43. Und da die Tage vollendet waren, und sie wieder nach Hause gingen, blieb das Kind JEsus zu Jerusalem; und seine Eltern wußten's nicht

[43] And when the days were ended and they were returning home, the child Jesus stayed in Jerusalem; and his parents did not know of this.

44. Sie meineten aber, er wäre unter den Gefährten, und kamen eine Tagereise und suchten ihn unter den Gefreundeten und Bekannten.

[44] But they supposed he was among the company, and went a day’s journey and looked forhim among their relatives and acquaintances.

45. Und da sie ihn nicht fanden gingen sie wiederum gen Jerusalem und suchten ihn

[45] And when they did not find him they went back to Jerusalem and looked for him.

46. Und begab sich, nach dreien Tagen fanden sie ihn im Tempel sitzen mitten unter den Lehrern, daß er ihnen zuhörete und sie fragete

[46] Amd it happened that after three days they found him sittting in the temple in the middle of the teachers, so that he was listening to them and asking questions.

47. Und alle, die ihm zuhöreten, verwunderten sich seines Verstandes und seiner Antwort.

[47] And all those who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his replies.

48. Und da sie ihn sahen, entsetzten sie sich. Und seine Mutter sprach zu ihm: Mein Sohn, warum hast du uns das getan? Siehe, dein Vater und ich haben dich mit Schmerzen gesucht.

[48] And when they saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him : ‘My son, why have you done this to us ?Your father and I have looked for you with anxiety.’

49. Und er sprach zu ihnen: Was ist's, daß ihr mich gesucht habt? Wisset ihr nicht, daß ich sein muß in dem, was meines Vaters ist?

[49] And he said to them : ‘How is it that you looked for me?Did you not know that I must be in that which is my father’s?’

50. Und sie verstunden das Wort nicht, das er mit ihnen redete.

[50] And they did not understand the word that he spoke to them.

51. Und er ging mit ihnen hinab und kam gen Nazareth und war ihnen untertan. Und seine Mutter behielt alle diese Worte in ihrem Herzen

[51] And he went with them and returned to Nazareth and was obedient to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart.

52. Und JEsus nahm zu an Weisheit, Alter und Gnade bei GOtt und den Menschen

[52] And Jesus increased in wisdom, age and grace with God and men.

 

 

Contributed by Francis Browne (February 2005)

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