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1 [Psalm Of David When he was fleeing from his son Absalom] Yahweh, how countless are my enemies, how countless those who rise up against me,

2 how countless those who say of me, 'No salvation for him from his God!

3 But you, Yahweh, the shield at my side, my glory, you hold my head high.

4 I cry out to Yahweh; he answers from his holy mountain.

5 As for me, if I lie down and sleep, I shall awake, for Yahweh sustains me.

6 I have no fear of people in their thousands upon thousands, who range themselves against me wherever I turn.

7 Arise, Yahweh, rescue me, my God! You strike all my foes across the face, you break the teeth of the wicked.

8 In Yahweh is salvation, on your people, your blessing!


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December 11th, 2016

Reading 1, Isaiah 35:1-6, 10: 1 Let the desert and the dry lands be glad, let the ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10: 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea and ... Gospel, Matthew 11:2-11: 2 Now John had heard in prison what Christ was doing and he sent ... Reading 2, ... continue reading

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New Jerusalem Bible

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, Isaiah 35:1-6, 10
1 Let the desert and the dry lands be glad, let the wasteland rejoice and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
6 who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them. He keeps ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 11:2-11
2 Now John had heard in prison what Christ was doing and he sent his ... Read More

Reading 2, James 5:7-10
7 Now be patient, brothers, until the Lord's coming. Think of a farmer: ... Read More

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Pope Saint Damasus I
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