2 Resentment kills the senseless, and anger brings death to the fool.
4 His children are deprived of prop and stay, ruined at the gate, and no one to defend them;
5 their harvest goes to feed the hungry, God snatches it from their mouths, and covetous people thirst for their possessions.
8 If I were you, I should appeal to God and lay my case before him.
11 If his will is to raise up the downcast, or exalt the afflicted to the heights of prosperity,
17 Blessed are those whom God corrects! Do not then scorn the lesson of Shaddai!
21 You will be safe from the lash of the tongue, unafraid at the approach of the despoiler.
22 You will laugh at drought and frost, and have no fear of the beasts of the earth.
23 You will have a pact with the stones of the field, and live in amity with wild beasts.
24 You will know that your tent is secure, and your sheepfold unharmed when you inspect it.
25 You will see your descendants multiply, your offspring grow like the grass in the fields.
26 At a ripe age you will go to the grave, like a wheatsheaf stacked in due season.
27 All this we have observed and it is so! Heed it, you will be the wiser for it!
Reading 1, Sirach 47:2-11: 2 As the fat is set apart from the communion sacrifice, so was ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 18:31, 47, 50, 51: 47 the God who gives me vengeance, and ... Gospel, Mark 6:14-29: 14 King Herod had heard about him, since by now his name was well ... continue readingMore Daily Readings
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.