Daily reading USCCB

USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Reading 1 Is 1:10-17

    Hear the word of the LORD,
    princes of Sodom!
    Listen to the instruction of our God,
    people of Gomorrah!
    What care I for the number of your sacrifices?
    says the LORD.
    I have had enough of whole-burnt rams
    and fat of fatlings;
    In the blood of calves, lambs and goats
    I find no pleasure.

    When you come in to visit me,
    who asks these things of you?
    Trample my courts no more!
    Bring no more worthless offerings;
    your incense is loathsome to me.
    New moon and sabbath, calling of assemblies,
    octaves with wickedness: these I cannot bear.
    Your new moons and festivals I detest;
    they weigh me down, I tire of the load.
    When you spread out your hands,
    I close my eyes to you;
    Though you pray the more,
    I will not listen.
    Your hands are full of blood!
    Wash yourselves clean!
    Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;
    cease doing evil; learn to do good.
    Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,
    hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.

    Responsorial Psalm pS 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23

    R. (23b) To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    “Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you,
    for your burnt offerings are before me always.
    I take from your house no bullock,
    no goats out of your fold.”
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    “Why do you recite my statutes,
    and profess my covenant with your mouth,
    Though you hate discipline
    and cast my words behind you?”
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
    “When you do these things, shall I be deaf to it?
    Or do you think you that I am like yourself?
    I will correct you by drawing them up before your eyes.
    He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;
    and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.”
    R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

    Alleluia Mt 5:10

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
    for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 10:34-11:1

    Jesus said to his Apostles:
    “Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth.
    I have come to bring not peace but the sword.
    For I have come to set
    a man against his father,
    a daughter against her mother,
    and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
    and one’s enemies will be those of his household.

    “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,
    and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
    and whoever does not take up his cross
    and follow after me is not worthy of me.
    Whoever finds his life will lose it,
    and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

    “Whoever receives you receives me,
    and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
    Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet
    will receive a prophet’s reward,
    and whoever receives a righteous man
    because he is righteous
    will receive a righteous man’s reward.
    And whoever gives only a cup of cold water
    to one of these little ones to drink
    because he is a disciple–
    amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”

    When Jesus finished giving these commands to his Twelve disciples,
    he went away from that place to teach and to preach in their towns.
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  2. Reading 1 Am 7:12-15

    Amaziah, priest of Bethel, said to Amos,
    “Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah!
    There earn your bread by prophesying,
    but never again prophesy in Bethel;
    for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.”
    Amos answered Amaziah, “I was no prophet,
    nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;
    I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores.
    The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,
    Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

    R. (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.
    I will hear what God proclaims;
    the LORD —for he proclaims peace.
    Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him,
    glory dwelling in our land.
    R. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.
    Kindness and truth shall meet;
    justice and peace shall kiss.
    Truth shall spring out of the earth,
    and justice shall look down from heaven.
    R. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.
    The LORD himself will give his benefits;
    our land shall yield its increase.
    Justice shall walk before him,
    and prepare the way of his steps.
    R. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

    Reading 2 Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    who has blessed us in Christ
    with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
    as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
    to be holy and without blemish before him.
    In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
    in accord with the favor of his will,
    for the praise of the glory of his grace
    that he granted us in the beloved.
    In him we have redemption by his blood,
    the forgiveness of transgressions,
    in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us.
    In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us
    the mystery of his will in accord with his favor
    that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times,
    to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.

    In him we were also chosen,
    destined in accord with the purpose of the One
    who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,
    so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,
    we who first hoped in Christ.
    In him you also, who have heard the word of truth,
    the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him,
    were sealed with the promised holy Spirit,
    which is the first installment of our inheritance
    toward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory.

    or

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    who has blessed us in Christ
    with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
    as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
    to be holy and without blemish before him.
    In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
    in accord with the favor of his will,
    for the praise of the glory of God’s grace
    that he granted us in the beloved.

    In him we have redemption by his blood,
    the forgiveness of transgressions,
    in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us.
    In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us
    the mystery of his will in accord with his favor
    that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times,
    to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.

    Alleluia Cf. Eph 1:17-18

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
    enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
    that we may know what is the hope that
    belongs to our call.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mk 6:7-13

    Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two
    and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
    He instructed them to take nothing for the journey
    but a walking stick—
    no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
    They were, however, to wear sandals
    but not a second tunic.
    He said to them,
    “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave.
    Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you,
    leave there and shake the dust off your feet
    in testimony against them.”
    So they went off and preached repentance.
    The Twelve drove out many demons,
    and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.


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  3. Reading 1 Is 6:1-8

    In the year King Uzziah died,
    I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,
    with the train of his garment filling the temple.
    Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings:
    with two they veiled their faces,
    with two they veiled their feet,
    and with two they hovered aloft.

    They cried one to the other,
    “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!
    All the earth is filled with his glory!”
    At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shook
    and the house was filled with smoke.

    Then I said, “Woe is me, I am doomed!
    For I am a man of unclean lips,
    living among a people of unclean lips;
    yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
    Then one of the seraphim flew to me,
    holding an ember that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

    He touched my mouth with it and said,
    “See, now that this has touched your lips,
    your wickedness is removed, your sin purged.”

    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
    “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”
    “Here I am,” I said; “send me!”

    Responsorial Psalm pS 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5

    R. (1a) The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
    The LORD is king, in splendor robed;
    robed is the LORD and girt about with strength.
    R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
    And he has made the world firm,
    not to be moved.
    Your throne stands firm from of old;
    from everlasting you are, O LORD.
    R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
    Your decrees are worthy of trust indeed:
    holiness befits your house,
    O LORD, for length of days.
    R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.

    Alleluia 1 Pt 4:14

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you,
    for the Spirit of God rests upon you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 10:24-33

    Jesus said to his Apostles:
    “No disciple is above his teacher,
    no slave above his master.
    It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher,
    for the slave that he become like his master.
    If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul,
    how much more those of his household!

    “Therefore do not be afraid of them.
    Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,
    nor secret that will not be known.
    What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;
    what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
    And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
    rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
    both soul and body in Gehenna.
    Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
    Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
    Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
    So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
    Everyone who acknowledges me before others
    I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
    But whoever denies me before others,
    I will deny before my heavenly Father.”
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  4. Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10

    Thus says the LORD:
    Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;
    you have collapsed through your guilt.
    Take with you words,
    and return to the LORD;
    Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity,
    and receive what is good, that we may render
    as offerings the bullocks from our stalls.
    Assyria will not save us,
    nor shall we have horses to mount;
    We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’
    to the work of our hands;
    for in you the orphan finds compassion.”
    I will heal their defection, says the LORD,
    I will love them freely;
    for my wrath is turned away from them.
    I will be like the dew for Israel:
    he shall blossom like the lily;
    He shall strike root like the Lebanon cedar,
    and put forth his shoots.
    His splendor shall be like the olive tree
    and his fragrance like the Lebanon cedar.
    Again they shall dwell in his shade
    and raise grain;
    They shall blossom like the vine,
    and his fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

    Ephraim! What more has he to do with idols?
    I have humbled him, but I will prosper him.
    “I am like a verdant cypress tree”—
    because of me you bear fruit!

    Let him who is wise understand these things;
    let him who is prudent know them.
    Straight are the paths of the LORD,
    in them the just walk,
    but sinners stumble in them.

    Responsorial Psalm pS 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-13, 14 and 17

    R. (17b) My mouth will declare your praise.
    Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
    in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
    Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
    and of my sin cleanse me.
    R. My mouth will declare your praise.
    Behold, you are pleased with sincerity of heart,
    and in my inmost being you teach me wisdom.
    Cleanse me of sin with hyssop, that I may be purified;
    wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
    R. My mouth will declare your praise.
    A clean heart create for me, O God,
    and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
    Cast me not out from your presence,
    and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
    R. My mouth will declare your praise.
    Give me back the joy of your salvation,
    and a willing spirit sustain in me.
    O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
    R. My mouth will declare your praise.

    Alleluia Jn 16:13a; 14:26d

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    When the Spirit of truth comes,
    he will guide you to all truth
    and remind you of all I told you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 10:16-23

    Jesus said to his Apostles:
    “Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves;
    so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.
    But beware of men,
    for they will hand you over to courts
    and scourge you in their synagogues,
    and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake
    as a witness before them and the pagans.
    When they hand you over,
    do not worry about how you are to speak
    or what you are to say.
    You will be given at that moment what you are to say.
    For it will not be you who speak
    but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
    Brother will hand over brother to death,
    and the father his child;
    children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
    You will be hated by all because of my name,
    but whoever endures to the end will be saved.
    When they persecute you in one town, flee to another.
    Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel
    before the Son of Man comes.”
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  5. Reading 1 Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9

    Thus says the LORD:
    When Israel was a child I loved him,
    out of Egypt I called my son.
    The more I called them,
    the farther they went from me,
    Sacrificing to the Baals
    and burning incense to idols.
    Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
    who took them in my arms;
    I drew them with human cords,
    with bands of love;
    I fostered them like one
    who raises an infant to his cheeks;
    Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,
    they did not know that I was their healer.

    My heart is overwhelmed,
    my pity is stirred.
    I will not give vent to my blazing anger,
    I will not destroy Ephraim again;
    For I am God and not man,
    the Holy One present among you;
    I will not let the flames consume you.

    Responsorial Psalm pS 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16

    R. (4b) Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.
    O shepherd of Israel, hearken.
    From your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth.
    Rouse your power.
    R. Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.
    Once again, O LORD of hosts,
    look down from heaven, and see:
    Take care of this vine,
    and protect what your right hand has planted,
    the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
    R. Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.

    Alleluia Mk 1:15

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The Kingdom of God is at hand:
    repent and believe in the Gospel.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 10:7-15

    Jesus said to his Apostles:
    “As you go, make this proclamation:
    ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
    Cure the sick, raise the dead,
    cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.
    Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.
    Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts;
    no sack for the journey, or a second tunic,
    or sandals, or walking stick.
    The laborer deserves his keep.
    Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it,
    and stay there until you leave.
    As you enter a house, wish it peace.
    If the house is worthy,
    let your peace come upon it;
    if not, let your peace return to you.
    Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—
    go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.
    Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable
    for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment
    than for that town.”
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