Readings from the Bible for the Roman Catholic liturgy in the extraordinary form

Tuesday in the Third week of Lent

Elisha and the Widow's Oil
2 kings 4:1-3

A certain woman, the widow of one of the guild prophets, complained to Elisha: "My husband, your servant, is dead. You know that he was a God-fearing man, yet now his creditor has come to take my two children as his slaves." "How can I help you?" Elisha answered her. "Tell me what you have in the house." "This servant of yours has nothing in the house but a jug of oil," she replied. "Go out," he said, "borrow vessels from all your neighbors--as many empty vessels as you can.

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