2 See, a strong and mighty man in the Lord's service, like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest, like immense flood-waters overflowing, with his hand he throws them to the ground.
3 They will be trampled underfoot, the haughty crown of Ephraim's drunkards,
7 These too have been confused by wine, have gone astray owing to liquor. Priest and prophet have become confused by liquor, are sodden with wine, have strayed owing to liquor, have become confused in their visions, have strayed in their decisions.
11 Now, with stammering lips and in a foreign language, he will talk to this nation.
13 Now Yahweh is going to say this to them, 'Sav lasav, sav lasav, kav lakav, kav lakav, zeer sham, zeer sham.' So that when they walk they will fall over backwards and so be broken, trapped and taken captive.
15 Because you have said, 'We have made a treaty with Death and have struck a pact with Sheol. When the scourging flood comes over, it will not touch us, for we have made lies our refuge and hidden under falsehood.'
26 for his God has taught him this rule and instructed him.
28 When you are threshing wheat, you do not waste time crushing it; you get the horse and cart-wheel moving, but you do not grind it fine.
29 All this is a gift from Yahweh Sabaoth, marvellous advice leading to great achievements.
Reading 1, Amos 2:6-10, 13-16: 6 Yahweh says this: For the three crimes, the four crimes ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 50:16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23: 16 But to the wicked, God says: ... Gospel, Matthew 8:18-22: 18 When Jesus saw the crowd all about him he gave orders to leave ... continue readingMore Daily Readings
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