2 'Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.'
6 and as they were baptised by him in the river Jordan they confessed their sins.
14 John tried to dissuade him, with the words, 'It is I who need baptism from you, and yet you come to me!'
Reading 1, Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37: 1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:4 ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11: 3 blow the trumpet for the new month, for ... Gospel, Matthew 13:54-58: 54 and, coming to his home town, he taught the people in their ... 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.