1 [Poem Of Asaph] God, why have you finally rejected us, your anger blazing against the flock you used to pasture?
10 How much longer, God, will the enemy blaspheme? Is the enemy to insult your name for ever?
11 Why hold back your hand, keep your right hand hidden in the folds of your robe?
12 Yet, God, my king from the first, author of saving acts throughout the earth,
19 Do not surrender your turtledove to the beast; do not forget for ever the life of your oppressed people.
21 Do not let the downtrodden retreat in confusion, give the poor and needy cause to praise your name.
Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8: 1 'And now, Israel, listen to the laws and customs ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5: 2 Whoever lives blamelessly, who acts ... Gospel, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23: 1 The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come ... Reading 2, ... continue readingMore Daily Readings
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.