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1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows:

2 Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than wood from the branch of a forest tree?

3 Is its wood used for making anything? Are pegs on which to hang things made from it?

4 There it is, thrown on the fire for fuel. The fire burns off both ends; the middle is charred; can it be kept for anything now?

5 While it was intact, you could make nothing with it; burned and charred, is it any more useful now?

6 So, the Lord Yahweh says this: As the wood of the vine among the forest trees, which I have thrown on the fire for fuel, so shall I treat the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

7 I shall set my face against them. They have escaped one fire, but fire will devour them yet. And you will know that I am Yahweh, when I set my face against them.

8 I shall reduce the country to a desert, because of their infidelity- declares the Lord Yahweh.


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August 23rd, 2014

Reading 1, Ezekiel 43:1-7: 1 He took me to the gate, the one facing east.2 I saw the glory ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14: 9 His saving help is near for those who ... Gospel, Matthew 23:1-12: 1 Then addressing the crowds and his disciples Jesus said,2 'The ... continue reading

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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.

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Reading 1, Ezekiel 43:1-7
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Psalm, Psalms 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
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Gospel, Matthew 23:1-12
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