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1 [For the choirmaster Tune: 'Do not destroy' Of David In a quiet voice When he escaped from Saul in the cave] Take pity on me, God, take pity on me, for in you I take refuge, in the shadow of your wings I take refuge, until the destruction is past.

2 I call to God the Most High, to God who has done everything for me;

3 may he send from heaven and save me, and check those who harry me;Pause may God send his faithful love and his constancy.

4 I lie surrounded by lions, greedy for human prey, their teeth are spears and arrows, their tongue a sharp sword.

5 Be exalted above the heavens, God! Your glory over all the earth!

6 They laid a snare in my path -- I was bowed with care -- they dug a pit ahead of me, but fell in it themselves.Pause

7 My heart is ready, God, my heart is ready; I will sing, and make music for you.

8 Awake, my glory, awake, lyre and harp, that I may awake the Dawn.

9 I will praise you among the peoples, Lord, I will make music for you among nations,

10 for your faithful love towers to heaven, your constancy to the clouds.

11 Be exalted above the heavens, God! Your glory over all the earth!

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August 31st, 2014

Reading 1, Jeremiah 20:7-9: 7 You have seduced me, Yahweh, and I have let myself be ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9: 2 Thus I have gazed on you in the ... Gospel, Matthew 16:21-27: 21 From then onwards Jesus began to make it clear to his ... Reading 2, Romans ... 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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Reading 1, Jeremiah 20:7-9
7 You have seduced me, Yahweh, and I have let myself ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
2 Thus I have gazed on you in the sanctuary, seeing ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 16:21-27
21 From then onwards Jesus began to make it clear to ... Read More

Reading 2, Romans 12:1-2
1 I urge you, then, brothers, remembering the mercies ... Read More

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St. Raymond Nonnatus
August 31: Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered ... Read More

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