3 Never has anyone heard, no ear has heard, no eye has seen any god but you act like this for the sake of those who trust him.
6 There is no one to invoke your name, to rouse himself to hold fast to you, for you have hidden your face from us and given us up to the power of our misdeeds.
8 Yahweh, do not let your anger go too far and do not remember guilt for ever. Look, please, we are all your people;
9 your holy cities have become a desert, Zion has become a desert, Jerusalem a wasteland.
11 Yahweh, can you restrain yourself at all this? Will you stay silent and afflict us beyond endurance?
Reading 1, Amos 6:1, 4-7: 1 Disaster for those so comfortable in Zion and for those so ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 146:7, 8-9, 9-10: 7 gives justice to the oppressed, gives food ... Gospel, Luke 16:19-31: 19 'There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen ... ... 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.