Daily reading USCCB

USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Reading 1 Prv 21:1-6, 10-13

    Like a stream is the king's heart in the hand of the LORD;
    wherever it pleases him, he directs it.

    All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes,
    but it is the LORD who proves hearts.

    To do what is right and just
    is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

    Haughty eyes and a proud heart–
    the tillage of the wicked is sin.

    The plans of the diligent are sure of profit,
    but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty.

    Whoever makes a fortune by a lying tongue
    is chasing a bubble over deadly snares.

    The soul of the wicked man desires evil;
    his neighbor finds no pity in his eyes.

    When the arrogant man is punished, the simple are the wiser;
    when the wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

    The just man appraises the house of the wicked:
    there is one who brings down the wicked to ruin.

    He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor
    will himself also call and not be heard.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44

    R. (35) Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
    Blessed are they whose way is blameless,
    who walk in the law of the LORD.
    R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
    Make me understand the way of your precepts,
    and I will meditate on your wondrous deeds.
    R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
    The way of truth I have chosen;
    I have set your ordinances before me.
    R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
    Give me discernment, that I may observe your law
    and keep it with all my heart.
    R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
    Lead me in the path of your commands,
    for in it I delight.
    R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
    And I will keep your law continually,
    forever and ever.
    R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.

    Alleluia Lk 11:28

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are those who hear the word of God
    and observe it.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 8:19-21

    The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to him
    but were unable to join him because of the crowd.
    He was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside
    and they wish to see you."
    He said to them in reply, "My mother and my brothers
    are those who hear the word of God and act on it."
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  2. Reading 1 Prv 3:27-34

    Refuse no one the good on which he has a claim
    when it is in your power to do it for him.
    Say not to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,
    tomorrow I will give,” when you can give at once.

    Plot no evil against your neighbor,
    against one who lives at peace with you.
    Quarrel not with a man without cause,
    with one who has done you no harm.

    Envy not the lawless man
    and choose none of his ways:
    To the LORD the perverse one is an abomination,
    but with the upright is his friendship.

    The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked,
    but the dwelling of the just he blesses;
    When dealing with the arrogant, he is stern,
    but to the humble he shows kindness.

    Responsorial Psalm ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5

    R. (1) The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.
    He who walks blamelessly and does justice;
    who thinks the truth in his heart
    and slanders not with his tongue.
    R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.
    Who harms not his fellow man,
    nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
    By whom the reprobate is despised,
    while he honors those who fear the LORD.
    R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.
    Who lends not his money at usury
    and accepts no bribe against the innocent.
    He who does these things
    shall never be disturbed.
    R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

    Alleluia Mt 5:16

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Let your light shine before others,
    that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 8:16-18

    Jesus said to the crowd:
    "No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
    or sets it under a bed;
    rather, he places it on a lampstand
    so that those who enter may see the light.
    For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
    and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
    Take care, then, how you hear.
    To anyone who has, more will be given,
    and from the one who has not,
    even what he seems to have will be taken away."
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  3. Reading 1 Wis 2:12, 17-20

    The wicked say:
    Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
    he sets himself against our doings,
    reproaches us for transgressions of the law
    and charges us with violations of our training.
    Let us see whether his words be true;
    let us find out what will happen to him.
    For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him
    and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
    With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test
    that we may have proof of his gentleness
    and try his patience.
    Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
    for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8

    R. (6b) The Lord upholds my life.
    O God, by your name save me,
    and by your might defend my cause.
    O God, hear my prayer;
    hearken to the words of my mouth.
    R. The Lord upholds my life.
    For the haughty men have risen up against me,
    the ruthless seek my life;
    they set not God before their eyes.
    R. The Lord upholds my life.
    Behold, God is my helper;
    the Lord sustains my life.
    Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
    I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.
    R. The Lord upholds my life.

    Reading 2 Jas 3:16—4:3

    Beloved:
    Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
    there is disorder and every foul practice.
    But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,
    then peaceable, gentle, compliant,
    full of mercy and good fruits,
    without inconstancy or insincerity.
    And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
    for those who cultivate peace.

    Where do the wars
    and where do the conflicts among you come from?
    Is it not from your passions
    that make war within your members?
    You covet but do not possess.
    You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
    you fight and wage war.
    You do not possess because you do not ask.
    You ask but do not receive,
    because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

    Alleluia Cf. 2 Thes 2:14

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    God has called us through the Gospel
    to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mk 9:30-37

    Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
    but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
    He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
    “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
    and they will kill him,
    and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”
    But they did not understand the saying,
    and they were afraid to question him.

    They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
    he began to ask them,
    “What were you arguing about on the way?”
    But they remained silent.
    They had been discussing among themselves on the way
    who was the greatest.
    Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
    “If anyone wishes to be first,
    he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
    Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
    and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
    “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
    and whoever receives me,
    receives not me but the One who sent me.”
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  4. Reading 1 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49

    Brothers and sisters:
    Someone may say, "How are the dead raised?
    With what kind of body will they come back?"

    You fool!
    What you sow is not brought to life unless it dies.
    And what you sow is not the body that is to be
    but a bare kernel of wheat, perhaps, or of some other kind.

    So also is the resurrection of the dead.
    It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible.
    It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious.
    It is sown weak; it is raised powerful.
    It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
    If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one.

    So, too, it is written,
    "The first man, Adam, became a living being,"
    the last Adam a life-giving spirit.
    But the spiritual was not first;
    rather the natural and then the spiritual.
    The first man was from the earth, earthly;
    the second man, from heaven.
    As was the earthly one, so also are the earthly,
    and as is the heavenly one, so also are the heavenly.
    Just as we have borne the image of the earthly one,
    we shall also bear the image of the heavenly one.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 56:10c-12, 13-14

    R. (14) I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.
    Now I know that God is with me.
    In God, in whose promise I glory,
    in God I trust without fear;
    what can flesh do against me?
    R. I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.
    I am bound, O God, by vows to you;
    your thank offerings I will fulfill.
    For you have rescued me from death,
    my feet, too, from stumbling;
    that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
    R. I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.

    Alleluia See Lk 8:15

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart
    and yield a harvest through perseverance.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 8:4-15

    When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another
    journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.
    "A sower went out to sow his seed.
    And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled,
    and the birds of the sky ate it up.
    Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew,
    it withered for lack of moisture.
    Some seed fell among thorns,
    and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
    And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew,
    it produced fruit a hundredfold."
    After saying this, he called out,
    "Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear."

    Then his disciples asked him
    what the meaning of this parable might be.
    He answered,
    "Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God
    has been granted to you;
    but to the rest, they are made known through parables
    so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.

    "This is the meaning of the parable.
    The seed is the word of God.
    Those on the path are the ones who have heard,
    but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts
    that they may not believe and be saved.
    Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear,
    receive the word with joy, but they have no root;
    they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation.
    As for the seed that fell among thorns,
    they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along,
    they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life,
    and they fail to produce mature fruit.
    But as for the seed that fell on rich soil,
    they are the ones who, when they have heard the word,
    embrace it with a generous and good heart,
    and bear fruit through perseverance."
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  5. Reading 1 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13

    Brothers and sisters:
    I, a prisoner for the Lord,
    urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
    with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
    bearing with one another through love,
    striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit
    through the bond of peace:
    one Body and one Spirit,
    as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
    one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
    one God and Father of all,
    who is over all and through all and in all.

    But grace was given to each of us
    according to the measure of Christ's gift.

    And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,
    others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,
    to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,
    for building up the Body of Christ,
    until we all attain to the unity of faith
    and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,
    to the extent of the full stature of Christ.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

    R. (5) Their message goes out through all the earth.
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    Day pours out the word to day,
    and night to night imparts knowledge.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.
    Not a word nor a discourse
    whose voice is not heard;
    Through all the earth their voice resounds,
    and to the ends of the world, their message.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.

    Alleluia See Te Deum

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    We praise you, O God,
    we acclaim you as Lord;
    the glorious company of Apostles praise you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 9:9-13

    As Jesus passed by,
    he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.
    He said to him, "Follow me."
    And he got up and followed him.
    While he was at table in his house,
    many tax collectors and sinners came
    and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
    The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
    "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
    He heard this and said,
    "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
    Go and learn the meaning of the words,
    I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
    I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."
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