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1 [For the choirmaster On the octachord Psalm Of David] Help, Yahweh! No one loyal is left, the faithful have vanished from among the children of Adam.

2 Friend tells lies to friend, and, smooth-tongued, speaks from an insincere heart.

3 May Yahweh cut away every smooth lip, every boastful tongue,

4 those who say, 'In our tongue lies our strength, our lips are our allies; who can master us?'

5 'For the poor who are plundered, the needy who groan, now will I act,' says Yahweh, 'I will grant salvation to those who sigh for it.'

6 Yahweh's promises are promises unalloyed, natural silver which comes from the earth seven times refined.

7 You, Yahweh, will watch over them, you will protect them from that brood for ever.

8 The wicked will scatter in every direction, as the height of depravity among the children of Adam.


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September 29th, 2016

Reading 1, Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14: 9 While I was watching, thrones were set in place and one ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5: 1 [Of David] I thank you, Yahweh, with all ... Gospel, John 1:47-51: 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, 'There, truly, is ... 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, Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
9 While I was watching, thrones were set in place and one most venerable ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
1 [Of David] I thank you, Yahweh, with all my heart, for you have ... Read More

Gospel, John 1:47-51
47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, 'There, truly, is an ... Read More

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