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1 [For the choirmaster Psalm Of David Song] Praise is rightfully yours, God, in Zion. Vows to you shall be fulfilled,

2 for you answer prayer. All humanity must come to you

3 with its sinful deeds. Our faults overwhelm us, but you blot them out.

4 How blessed those whom you choose and invite to dwell in your courts. We shall be filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.

5 You respond to us with the marvels of your saving justice, God our Saviour, hope of the whole wide world, even the distant islands.

6 By your strength you hold the mountains steady, being clothed in power,

7 you calm the turmoil of the seas, the turmoil of their waves. The nations are in uproar, in panic those who live at the ends of the earth;

8 your miracles bring shouts of joy to the gateways of morning and evening.

9 You visit the earth and make it fruitful, you fill it with riches; the river of God brims over with water, you provide the grain. To that end

10 you water its furrows abundantly, level its ridges, soften it with showers and bless its shoots.

11 You crown the year with your generosity, richness seeps from your tracks,

12 the pastures of the desert grow moist, the hillsides are wrapped in joy,

13 the meadows are covered with flocks, the valleys clothed with wheat; they shout and sing for joy.

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Reading 1, First Corinthians 2:1-5: 1 Now when I came to you, brothers, I did not come ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102: 97 How I love your Law! I ponder ... Gospel, Luke 4:16-30: 16 He came to Nazara, where he had been brought up, and went into ... 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, First Corinthians 2:1-5
1 Now when I came to you, brothers, I did not come ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102
97 How I love your Law! I ponder it all day ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 4:16-30
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