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1 [Song of Ascents] Often as men have attacked me since I was young -- let Israel repeat it-

2 often as men have attacked me since I was young, they have never overcome me.

3 On my back ploughmen have set to work, making long furrows,

4 but Yahweh the upright has shattered the yoke of the wicked.

5 Let all who hate Zion be thrown back in confusion,

6 let them be like grass on a roof, dried up before it is cut,

7 never to fill the reaper's arm nor the binder's lap.

8 And no passer-by will say, 'The blessing of Yahweh be on you! 'We bless you in the name of Yahweh.'


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Reading 1, Acts 1:12-14: 12 So from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, they went back ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 27:1, 4, 7-8: 1 [Of David] Yahweh is my light and my salvation, ... Gospel, John 17:1-11: 1 After saying this, Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: ... ... continue reading

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