1 God of vengeance, Yahweh, God of vengeance, shine forth!
8 Take notice yourselves, you coarsest of people! Fools, when will you learn some sense?
13 to give them respite in evil times, till a pit is dug for the wicked.
17 If Yahweh did not come to my help, I should soon find myself dwelling in the silence.
21 They make an attack on the life of the upright, and condemn innocent blood.
23 He turns back their guilt on themselves, annihilates them for their wickedness, he annihilates them, Yahweh our God.
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.