Daily Reading

USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Reading 1 IS 29:17-24

    Thus says the Lord GOD:
    But a very little while,
    and Lebanon shall be changed into an orchard,
    and the orchard be regarded as a forest!
    On that day the deaf shall hear
    the words of a book;
    And out of gloom and darkness,
    the eyes of the blind shall see.
    The lowly will ever find joy in the LORD,
    and the poor rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
    For the tyrant will be no more
    and the arrogant will have gone;
    All who are alert to do evil will be cut off,
    those whose mere word condemns a man,
    Who ensnare his defender at the gate,
    and leave the just man with an empty claim.
    Therefore thus says the LORD,
    the God of the house of Jacob,
    who redeemed Abraham:
    Now Jacob shall have nothing to be ashamed of,
    nor shall his face grow pale.
    When his children see
    the work of my hands in his midst,
    They shall keep my name holy;
    they shall reverence the Holy One of Jacob,
    and be in awe of the God of Israel.
    Those who err in spirit shall acquire understanding,
    and those who find fault shall receive instruction.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 27:1, 4, 13-14

    R. (1a)  The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    The LORD is my light and my salvation;
    whom should I fear?
    The LORD is my life’s refuge;
     of whom should I be afraid?
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    One thing I ask of the LORD;
    this I seek:
    To dwell in the house of the LORD
    all the days of my life,
    That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
    and contemplate his temple.
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
    I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
    in the land of the living.
    Wait for the LORD with courage;
    be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
    R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

     

     

    Alleluia 

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Behold, our Lord shall come with power;
    he will enlighten the eyes of his servants.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel MT 9:27-31

    As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out,
    “Son of David, have pity on us!” 
    When he entered the house,
    the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them,
    “Do you believe that I can do this?” 
    “Yes, Lord,” they said to him. 
    Then he touched their eyes and said,
    “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” 
    And their eyes were opened. 
    Jesus warned them sternly,
    “See that no one knows about this.” 
    But they went out and spread word of him through all that land.

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  2. Reading I Is 26:1-6

    On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah:

        “A strong city have we;
            he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us.
        Open up the gates
            to let in a nation that is just,
            one that keeps faith.
        A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace;
            in peace, for its trust in you.”

        Trust in the LORD forever!
            For the LORD is an eternal Rock.
        He humbles those in high places,
            and the lofty city he brings down;
        He tumbles it to the ground,
            levels it with the dust.
        It is trampled underfoot by the needy,
            by the footsteps of the poor.

    Responsorial Psalm 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a

    R.    (26a)  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    or:
    R.    Alleluia.
    Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, 
        for his mercy endures forever.
    It is better to take refuge in the LORD
        than to trust in man.
    It is better to take refuge in the LORD
        than to trust in princes. 
    R.    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    or:
    R.    Alleluia.
    Open to me the gates of justice;
        I will enter them and give thanks to the LORD.
    This gate is the LORD’s;
        the just shall enter it.
    I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me
        and have been my savior.
    R.    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    or:
    R.    Alleluia.
    O LORD, grant salvation!
        O LORD, grant prosperity!
    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD;
        we bless you from the house of the LORD.
        The LORD is God, and he has given us light.
    R.    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    or:
    R.    Alleluia.

    Alleluia Is 55:6

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Seek the LORD while he may be found;
    call him while he is near.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 7:21, 24-27

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’
    will enter the Kingdom of heaven,
    but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

    “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them
    will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. 
    The rain fell, the floods came,
    and the winds blew and buffeted the house. 
    But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. 
    And everyone who listens to these words of mine
    but does not act on them
    will be like a fool who built his house on sand. 
    The rain fell, the floods came,
    and the winds blew and buffeted the house. 
    And it collapsed and was completely ruined.”

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  3. Reading I Rom 10:9-18

    Brothers and sisters:
    If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
    and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
    you will be saved.
    For one believes with the heart and so is justified,
    and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
    The Scripture says,
    No one who believes in him will be put to shame.
    There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;
    the same Lord is Lord of all,
    enriching all who call upon him.
    For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

    But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?
    And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
    And how can they hear without someone to preach?
    And how can people preach unless they are sent?
    As it is written,
    How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!
    But not everyone has heeded the good news;
    for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?
    Thus faith comes from what is heard,
    and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.
    But I ask, did they not hear?
    Certainly they did; for

        Their voice has gone forth to all the earth,
            and their words to the ends of the world.

    Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11

    R.    (10)  The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R.    (John 6:63)  Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The law of the LORD is perfect,
        refreshing the soul;
    The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
        giving wisdom to the simple.
    R.    The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R.    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The precepts of the LORD are right,
        rejoicing the heart;
    The command of the LORD is clear,
        enlightening the eye.
    R.    The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R.    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    The fear of the LORD is pure,
        enduring forever;
    The ordinances of the LORD are true,
        all of them just.
    R.    The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R.    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
    They are more precious than gold,
        than a heap of purest gold;
    Sweeter also than syrup
        or honey from the comb.
    R.    The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
    or:
    R.    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

    Alleluia Mt 4:19

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Come after me, says the Lord,
    and I will make you fishers of men.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 4:18-22

    As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
    Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
    casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
    He said to them,
    “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
    At once they left their nets and followed him.
    He walked along from there and saw two other brothers,
    James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
    They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets.
    He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father 
    and followed him.

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  4. Reading 1 IS 11:1-10

    On that day,
    A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,
    and from his roots a bud shall blossom.
    The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him:
    a Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    A Spirit of counsel and of strength,
    a Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,
    and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD.
    Not by appearance shall he judge,
    nor by hearsay shall he decide,
    But he shall judge the poor with justice,
    and decide aright for the land’s afflicted.
    He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth,
    and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
    Justice shall be the band around his waist,
    and faithfulness a belt upon his hips.

    Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,
    and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
    The calf and the young lion shall browse together,
    with a little child to guide them.
    The cow and the bear shall be neighbors,
    together their young shall rest;
    the lion shall eat hay like the ox.
    The baby shall play by the cobra’s den,
    and the child lay his hand on the adder’s lair.
    There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain;
    for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD,
    as water covers the sea.

    On that day,
    The root of Jesse,
    set up as a signal for the nations,
    The Gentiles shall seek out,
    for his dwelling shall be glorious.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17

    R. (see 7)  Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
    O God, with your judgment endow the king,
    and with your justice, the king’s son;
    He shall govern your people with justice
    and your afflicted ones with judgment. 
    R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
    Justice shall flower in his days,
    and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
    May he rule from sea to sea,
    and from the River to the ends of the earth.
    R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
    He shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
    and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
    He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
    the lives of the poor he shall save. 
    R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
    May his name be blessed forever;
    as long as the sun his name shall remain.
    In him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed;
    all the nations shall proclaim his happiness.
    R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

     

     

    Alleluia 

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Behold, our Lord shall come with power;
    he will enlighten the eyes of his servants.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel LK 10:21-24

    Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
    “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
    for although you have hidden these things
    from the wise and the learned
    you have revealed them to the childlike. 
    Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. 
    All things have been handed over to me by my Father. 
    No one knows who the Son is except the Father,
    and who the Father is except the Son
    and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

    Turning to the disciples in private he said,
    “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 
    For I say to you,
    many prophets and kings desired to see what you see,
    but did not see it,
    and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”

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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 Is 4:2-6

    On that day,
    The branch of the LORD will be luster and glory,
    and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendor
    for the survivors of Israel.
    He who remains in Zion
    and he who is left in Jerusalem
    Will be called holy:
    every one marked down for life in Jerusalem.
    When the LORD washes away
    the filth of the daughters of Zion,
    And purges Jerusalem's blood from her midst
    with a blast of searing judgment,
    Then will the LORD create,
    over the whole site of Mount Zion
    and over her place of assembly,
    A smoking cloud by day
    and a light of flaming fire by night.
    For over all, the LORD's glory will be shelter and protection:
    shade from the parching heat of day,
    refuge and cover from storm and rain.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9

    R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
    I rejoiced because they said to me,
    "We will go up to the house of the LORD."
    And now we have set foot
    within your gates, O Jerusalem.
    R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
    Jerusalem, built as a city
    with compact unity.
    To it the tribes go up,
    the tribes of the LORD.
    R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
    According to the decree for Israel,
    to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
    In it are set up judgment seats,
    seats for the house of David.
    R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
    May those who love you prosper!
    May peace be within your walls,
    prosperity in your buildings.
    R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
    Because of my relatives and friends
    I will say, "Peace be within you!"
    Because of the house of the LORD, our God,
    I will pray for your good.
    R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

    Alleluia See Ps 80:4

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Come and save us, LORD our God;
    let your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 8:5-11

    When Jesus entered Capernaum,
    a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying,
    "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully."  
    He said to him, "I will come and cure him."  
    The centurion said in reply,
    "Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof;
    only say the word and my servant will be healed.
    For I too am a man subject to authority,
    with soldiers subject to me.
    And I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes;
    and to another, 'Come here,' and he comes;
    and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it."
    When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him,
    "Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.
    I say to you, many will come from the east and the west,
    and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
    at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven."
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