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1 Zophar of Naamath spoke next. He said:

2 Is babbling to go without an answer? Is wordiness a proof of uprightness?

3 Do you think your talking strikes people dumb, will you jeer with no one to refute you?

4 These were your words, 'My conduct is pure, in your eyes I am free of blame!'

5 Will no one let God speak, open his lips and give you answer,

6 show you the secrets of wisdom which put all cleverness to shame? Then you would realise that God is calling you to account for your sin.

7 Can you claim to fathom the depth of God, can you reach the limit of Shaddai?

8 It is higher than the heavens: what can you do? It is deeper than Sheol: what can you know?

9 It would be longer to measure than the earth and broader than the sea.

10 If he intervenes to close or convoke the assembly, who is to prevent him?

11 He knows how deceptive human beings are, and he sees their misdeeds too, and marks them well.

12 Hence empty-headed people would do well to study sense and people who behave like wild donkeys to let themselves be tamed.

13 Come, reconsider your attitude, stretch out your hands towards him!

14 If you repudiate the sin which you have doubtless committed and do not allow wickedness to live on in your tents,

15 you will be able to raise an unsullied face, unwavering and free from fear,

16 for you will forget about your misery, thinking of it only as a flood that passed long ago.

17 Then begins an existence more radiant than noon, and the very darkness will be bright as morning.

18 Confident because there is hope; after your troubles, you will sleep secure.

19 When you lie down to rest, no one will trouble you, and many will seek your favour.

20 But as for the wicked, their eyes are weary, there is no refuge for them; their only hope is to breathe their last.


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September 30th, 2016

Reading 1, Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5: 1 Then from the heart of the tempest Yahweh gave Job ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 139:1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14: 1 [For the choirmaster Of David ... Gospel, Luke 10:13-16: 13 'Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the ... continue reading

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The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. It has the imprimatur of Cardinal George Basil Hume.

Like its predecessor, the Jerusalem Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) version is translated "directly from the Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic." The 1973 French translation, the Bible de Jerusalem, is followed only "where the text admits to more than one interpretation." Introductions and notes, with some modifications, are taken from the Bible de Jerusalem.

Source: The Very Reverend Dom (Joseph) Henry Wansbrough, OSB, MA (Oxon), STL (Fribourg), LSS (Rome), a monk of Ampleforth Abbey and a biblical scholar. He was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. "New Jerusalem Bible, Regular Edition", pg. v.

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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5
1 Then from the heart of the tempest Yahweh gave Job his answer. He ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 139:1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14
1 [For the choirmaster Of David Psalm] Yahweh, you examine me and know ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 10:13-16
13 'Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles ... Read More

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