2 if you have a big appetite put a knife to your throat.
4 Do not wear yourself out in quest of wealth, stop applying your mind to this.
8 You will spit out whatever you have eaten and find your compliments wasted.
9 Do not waste words on a fool, who will not appreciate the shrewdness of your remarks.
23 Purchase truth -- never sell it-wisdom, discipline, and discernment.
25 Your father and mother will be happy, and she who bore you joyful.
27 a prostitute is a deep pit, a narrow well, the woman who belongs to another.
34 You will be like someone sleeping in mid-ocean, like one asleep at the mast-head.
Reading 1, Sirach 2:1-11: 1 My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40: 3 Put your trust in Yahweh and do ... Gospel, Mark 9:30-37: 30 After leaving that place they made their way through Galilee; and ... 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.