3 I sigh as I think of God, my spirit faints away as I ponder on him. Pause
6 I recalled; through the night I ponder in my heart, as I reflect, my spirit asks this question:
7 Is the Lord's rejection final? Will he never show favour again?
10 And I said, 'This is what wounds me, the right hand of the Most High has lost its strength.'
13 God, your ways are holy! What god is as great as our God?
14 You are the God who does marvellous deeds, brought nations to acknowledge your power,
19 Your way led over the sea, your path over the countless waters, and none could trace your footsteps.
20 You guided your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Reading 1, First Thessalonians 4:1-8: 1 Finally, brothers, we urge you and appeal to you ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 97:1, 2, 5-6, 10, 11-12: 1 Yahweh is king! Let earth rejoice, ... Gospel, Matthew 25:1-13: 1 'Then the kingdom of Heaven will be like this: Ten wedding ... 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.