Daily Reading for Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Daily Reading for Sunday December 8, 2013
Reading 1, Isaiah 11:1-10 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Gospel, Matthew 3:1-12 Reading 2, Romans 15:4-9
Reading 1, Isaiah 11:1-10
4 He will judge the weak with integrity and give fair sentence for the humblest in the land. He will strike the country with the rod of his mouth and with the breath of his lips bring death to the wicked.
5 Uprightness will be the belt around his waist, and constancy the belt about his hips.
6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the panther lie down with the kid, calf, lion and fat-stock beast together, with a little boy to lead them.
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Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
1 [Of Solomon] God, endow the king with your own fair judgement, the son of the king with your own saving justice,
2 that he may rule your people with justice, and your poor with fair judgement.
7 In his days uprightness shall flourish, and peace in plenty till the moon is no more.
8 His empire shall stretch from sea to sea, from the river to the limits of the earth.
12 For he rescues the needy who calls to him, and the poor who has no one to help.
13 He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the needy from death.
17 May his name be blessed for ever, and endure in the sight of the sun. In him shall be blessed every race in the world, and all nations call him blessed.
Gospel, Matthew 3:1-12
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.
8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance,
Reading 2, Romans 15:4-9
4 And all these things which were written so long ago were written so that we, learning perseverance and the encouragement which the scriptures give, should have hope.
7 Accept one another, then, for the sake of God's glory, as Christ accepted you.
8 I tell you that Christ's work was to serve the circumcised, fulfilling the truthfulness of God by carrying out the promises made to the fathers,
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Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 117:1, 2
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