3 What if some of them were unfaithful? Do you think their lack of faith could cancel God's faithfulness?
4 Out of the question! God will always be true even if no human being can be relied on. As scripture says: That you may show your saving justice when you pass sentence and your victory may appear when you give judgement.
6 Out of the question! It would mean that God could not be the judge of the world.
7 You might as well say that if my untruthfulness makes God demonstrate his truthfulness, to his greater glory, then I should not be judged to be a sinner at all.
9 Well: are we any better off? Not at all: we have already indicted Jews and Greeks as being all alike under the dominion of sin.
10 As scripture says: Not one of them is upright, not a single one,
14 their speech is full of cursing and bitterness.
18 there is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 Now we are well aware that whatever the Law says is said for those who are subject to the Law, so that every mouth may be silenced, and the whole world brought under the judgement of God.
25 God appointed him as a sacrifice for reconciliation, through faith, by the shedding of his blood, and so showed his justness; first for the past, when sins went unpunished because he held his hand;
26 and now again for the present age, to show how he is just and justifies everyone who has faith in Jesus.
27 So what becomes of our boasts? There is no room for them. On what principle- that only actions count? No; that faith is what counts,
Reading 1, Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11: 1 Then the prophet Elijah arose like a fire, his word ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19: 2 over Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh; ... Gospel, Matthew 17:10-13: 10 And the disciples put this question to him, 'Why then do the ... 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.