Daily Reading

USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20

    The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,
    "Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.
    It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,
    nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.
    And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;
    let us carefully note his every word."

    Heed me, O LORD,
    and listen to what my adversaries say.
    Must good be repaid with evil
    that they should dig a pit to take my life?
    Remember that I stood before you
    to speak in their behalf,
    to turn away your wrath from them.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16

    R. (17b) Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.
    You will free me from the snare they set for me,
    for you are my refuge.
    Into your hands I commend my spirit;
    you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God.
    R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.
    I hear the whispers of the crowd, that frighten me from every side,
    as they consult together against me, plotting to take my life.
    R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.
    But my trust is in you, O LORD;
    I say, "You are my God."
    In your hands is my destiny; rescue me
    from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors.
    R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.

    Verse Before the Gospel Jn 8:12

    I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
    whoever follows me will have the light of life.

    Gospel Mt 20:17-28

    As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem,
    he took the Twelve disciples aside by themselves,
    and said to them on the way,
    "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem,
    and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests
    and the scribes,
    and they will condemn him to death,
    and hand him over to the Gentiles
    to be mocked and scourged and crucified,
    and he will be raised on the third day."

    Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons
    and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something.
    He said to her, "What do you wish?"
    She answered him,
    "Command that these two sons of mine sit,
    one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom."
    Jesus said in reply,
    "You do not know what you are asking.
    Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?"
    They said to him, "We can."
    He replied,
    "My chalice you will indeed drink,
    but to sit at my right and at my left,
    this is not mine to give
    but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
    When the ten heard this,
    they became indignant at the two brothers.
    But Jesus summoned them and said,
    "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,
    and the great ones make their authority over them felt.
    But it shall not be so among you.
    Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
    whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
    Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve
    and to give his life as a ransom for many."
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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

  2. Reading 1 Is 1:10, 16-20

    Hear the word of the LORD,
    princes of Sodom!
    Listen to the instruction of our God,
    people of Gomorrah!

    Wash yourselves clean!
    Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;
    cease doing evil; learn to do good.
    Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,
    hear the orphan's plea, defend the widow.

    Come now, let us set things right,
    says the LORD:
    Though your sins be like scarlet,
    they may become white as snow;
    Though they be crimson red,
    they may become white as wool.
    If you are willing, and obey,
    you shall eat the good things of the land;
    But if you refuse and resist,
    the sword shall consume you:
    for the mouth of the LORD has spoken!

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23

    R. (23b) To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    "Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you,
    for your burnt offerings are before me always.
    I take from your house no bullock,
    no goats out of your fold."
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    "Why do you recite my statutes,
    and profess my covenant with your mouth,
    Though you hate discipline
    and cast my words behind you?"
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    "When you do these things, shall I be deaf to it?
    Or do you think that I am like yourself?
    I will correct you by drawing them up before your eyes.
    He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;
    and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God."
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

    Verse Before the Gospel  Ez 18:31

    Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed, says the LORD,
    and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.

    Gospel Mt 23:1-12

    Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying,
    "The scribes and the Pharisees
    have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.
    Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you,
    but do not follow their example.
    For they preach but they do not practice.
    They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry
    and lay them on people's shoulders,
    but they will not lift a finger to move them.
    All their works are performed to be seen.
    They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.
    They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues,
    greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation 'Rabbi.'
    As for you, do not be called 'Rabbi.'
    You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers.
    Call no one on earth your father;
    you have but one Father in heaven.
    Do not be called 'Master';
    you have but one master, the Christ.
    The greatest among you must be your servant.
    Whoever exalts himself will be humbled;
    but whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

  3. Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10

    "Lord, great and awesome God,
    you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you
    and observe your commandments!
    We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;
    we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.
    We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,
    who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,
    our fathers, and all the people of the land.
    Justice, O Lord, is on your side;
    we are shamefaced even to this day:
    we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,
    and all Israel, near and far,
    in all the countries to which you have scattered them
    because of their treachery toward you.
    O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers,
    for having sinned against you.
    But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness!
    Yet we rebelled against you
    and paid no heed to your command, O LORD, our God,
    to live by the law you gave us through your servants the prophets."

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13

    R. (see 103:10a) Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
    Remember not against us the iniquities of the past;
    may your compassion quickly come to us,
    for we are brought very low.
    R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
    Help us, O God our savior,
    because of the glory of your name;
    Deliver us and pardon our sins
    for your name's sake.
    R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
    Let the prisoners' sighing come before you;
    with your great power free those doomed to death.
    Then we, your people and the sheep of your pasture,
    will give thanks to you forever;
    through all generations we will declare your praise.
    R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

    Verse Before the Gospel See Jn 6:63c, 68c

    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life;
    you have the words of everlasting life.

    Gospel Lk 6:36-38

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

    "Stop judging and you will not be judged.
    Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
    Forgive and you will be forgiven.
    Give and gifts will be given to you;
    a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing,
    will be poured into your lap.
    For the measure with which you measure
    will in return be measured out to you."
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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

  4. Reading 1 Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18

    God put Abraham to the test.
    He called to him, "Abraham!"
    "Here I am!" he replied.
    Then God said:
    "Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love,
    and go to the land of Moriah.
    There you shall offer him up as a holocaust
    on a height that I will point out to you."

    When they came to the place of which God had told him,
    Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.
    Then he reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.
    But the LORD's messenger called to him from heaven,
    "Abraham, Abraham!"
    "Here I am!" he answered.
    "Do not lay your hand on the boy," said the messenger.
    "Do not do the least thing to him.
    I know now how devoted you are to God,
    since you did not withhold from me your own beloved son."
    As Abraham looked about,
    he spied a ram caught by its horns in the thicket.
    So he went and took the ram
    and offered it up as a holocaust in place of his son.

    Again the LORD's messenger called to Abraham from heaven and said:
    "I swear by myself, declares the LORD,
    that because you acted as you did
    in not withholding from me your beloved son,
    I will bless you abundantly
    and make your descendants as countless
    as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore;
    your descendants shall take possession
    of the gates of their enemies,
    and in your descendants all the nations of the earth
    shall find blessing—
    all this because you obeyed my command."

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19

    R. (116:9) I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
    I believed, even when I said,
    "I am greatly afflicted."
    Precious in the eyes of the LORD
    is the death of his faithful ones.
    R. I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
    O LORD, I am your servant;
    I am your servant, the son of your handmaid;
    you have loosed my bonds.
    To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving,
    and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
    R. I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
    My vows to the LORD I will pay
    in the presence of all his people,
    In the courts of the house of the LORD,
    in your midst, O Jerusalem.
    R. I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.

    Reading 2 Rom 8:31b-34

    Brothers and sisters:
    If God is for us, who can be against us?
    He who did not spare his own Son
    but handed him over for us all,
    how will he not also give us everything else along with him?

    Who will bring a charge against God's chosen ones?
    It is God who acquits us, who will condemn?
    Christ Jesus it is who died—or, rather, was raised—
    who also is at the right hand of God,
    who indeed intercedes for us.

    Verse Before the Gospel Cf. Mt 17:5

    From the shining cloud the Father's voice is heard:
    This is my beloved Son, listen to him.

    Gospel Mk 9:2-10

    Jesus took Peter, James, and John
    and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
    And he was transfigured before them,
    and his clothes became dazzling white,
    such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
    Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses,
    and they were conversing with Jesus.
    Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
    "Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
    Let us make three tents:
    one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
    He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
    Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
    from the cloud came a voice,
    "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
    Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
    but Jesus alone with them.

    As they were coming down from the mountain,
    he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
    except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
    So they kept the matter to themselves,
    questioning what rising from the dead meant.
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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

  5. Reading 1 Dt 26:16-19

    Moses spoke to the people, saying:
    "This day the LORD, your God,
    commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.
    Be careful, then,
    to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.
    Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:
    he is to be your God and you are to walk in his ways
    and observe his statutes, commandments and decrees,
    and to hearken to his voice.
    And today the LORD is making this agreement with you:
    you are to be a people peculiarly his own, as he promised you;
    and provided you keep all his commandments,
    he will then raise you high in praise and renown and glory
    above all other nations he has made,
    and you will be a people sacred to the LORD, your God,
    as he promised."

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8

    R. (1b) Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    Blessed are they whose way is blameless,
    who walk in the law of the LORD.
    Blessed are they who observe his decrees,
    who seek him with all their heart.
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    You have commanded that your precepts
    be diligently kept.
    Oh, that I might be firm in the ways
    of keeping your statutes!
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
    I will give you thanks with an upright heart,
    when I have learned your just ordinances.
    I will keep your statutes;
    do not utterly forsake me.
    R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!

    Verse Before the Gospel 2 Cor 6:2b

    Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
    behold, now is the day of salvation.

    Gospel Mt 5:43-48

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "You have heard that it was said,
    You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
    But I say to you, love your enemies,
    and pray for those who persecute you,
    that you may be children of your heavenly Father,
    for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,
    and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
    For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?
    Do not the tax collectors do the same?
    And if you greet your brothers and sisters only,
    what is unusual about that?
    Do not the pagans do the same?
    So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect."
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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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