Daily Reading

USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Reading 1  HOS 8:4-7, 11-13

    Thus says the LORD:
    They made kings in Israel, but not by my authority;
    they established princes, but without my approval.
    With their silver and gold they made
    idols for themselves, to their own destruction.
    Cast away your calf, O Samaria!
    my wrath is kindled against them;
    How long will they be unable to attain
    innocence in Israel?
    The work of an artisan,
    no god at all,
    Destined for the flames—
    such is the calf of Samaria!

    When they sow the wind, 
    they shall reap the whirlwind;
    The stalk of grain that forms no ear
    can yield no flour;
    Even if it could,
    strangers would swallow it.

    When Ephraim made many altars to expiate sin,
    his altars became occasions of sin.
    Though I write for him my many ordinances,
    they are considered as a stranger’s.
    Though they offer sacrifice,
    immolate flesh and eat it,
    the LORD is not pleased with them.
    He shall still remember their guilt
    and punish their sins;
    they shall return to Egypt.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 115:3-4, 5-6, 7AB-8, 9-10

    R. (9a) The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Our God is in heaven;
    whatever he wills, he does.
    Their idols are silver and gold,
    the handiwork of men.
    R. The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    They have mouths but speak not;
    they have eyes but see not;
    They have ears but hear not;
    they have noses but smell not.
    R. The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    They have hands but feel not;
    they have feet but walk not.
    Their makers shall be like them,
    everyone that trusts in them.
    R. The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Alleluia  JN 10:14

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
    I know my sheep, and mine know me.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel  MT 9:32-38

    A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus,
    and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke.
    The crowds were amazed and said,
    “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
    But the Pharisees said,
    “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.”

    Jesus went around to all the towns and villages,
    teaching in their synagogues,
    proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom,
    and curing every disease and illness.
    At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them
    because they were troubled and abandoned,
    like sheep without a shepherd.
    Then he said to his disciples,
    “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
    so ask the master of the harvest
    to send out laborers for his harvest.”

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  2. Reading 1  HOS 2:16, 17C-18, 21-22

    Thus says the LORD:
    I will allure her;
    I will lead her into the desert
    and speak to her heart.
    She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,
    when she came up from the land of Egypt.

    On that day, says the LORD,
    She shall call me “My husband,”
    and never again “My baal.”

    I will espouse you to me forever:
    I will espouse you in right and in justice,
    in love and in mercy;
    I will espouse you in fidelity,
    and you shall know the LORD.
     

    Responsorial Psalm PS 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

    R. (8a) The Lord is gracious and merciful.
    Every day will I bless you,
    and I will praise your name forever and ever.
    Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
    his greatness is unsearchable.
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
    Generation after generation praises your works
    and proclaims your might.
    They speak of the splendor of your glorious majesty
    and tell of your wondrous works. 
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
    They discourse of the power of your terrible deeds
    and declare your greatness.
    They publish the fame of your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your justice. 
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
    The LORD is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and of great kindness.
    The LORD is good to all
    and compassionate toward all his works.
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.

    Alleluia  2 TM 1:10

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death
    and brought life to light through the Gospel.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel  MT 9:18-26

    While Jesus was speaking, an official came forward,
    knelt down before him, and said,
    “My daughter has just died.
    But come, lay your hand on her, and she will live.”
    Jesus rose and followed him, and so did his disciples.
    A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him
    and touched the tassel on his cloak.
    She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.”
    Jesus turned around and saw her, and said,
    “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.”
    And from that hour the woman was cured.
    When Jesus arrived at the official’s house
    and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion,
    he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.”
    And they ridiculed him.
    When the crowd was put out, he came and took her by the hand,
    and the little girl arose.
    And news of this spread throughout all that land.

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  3. Reading 1 Is 66:10-14c

    Thus says the LORD:
     Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her,
     all you who love her;
     exult, exult with her,
     all you who were mourning over her!
     Oh, that you may suck fully
     of the milk of her comfort,
     that you may nurse with delight
     at her abundant breasts!
     For thus says the LORD:
     Lo, I will spread prosperity over Jerusalem like a river,
     and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing torrent.
     As nurslings, you shall be carried in her arms,
     and fondled in her lap;
     as a mother comforts her child,
     so will I comfort you;
     in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort.

     When you see this, your heart shall rejoice
     and your bodies flourish like the grass;
     the LORD's power shall be known to his servants.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20

    R. (1) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
    Shout joyfully to God, all the earth,
     sing praise to the glory of his name;
     proclaim his glorious praise.
    Say to God, "How tremendous are your deeds!"
    R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
    "Let all on earth worship and sing praise to you,
     sing praise to your name!"
    Come and see the works of God,
     his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam.
    R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
    He has changed the sea into dry land;
     through the river they passed on foot;
     therefore let us rejoice in him.
    He rules by his might forever.
    R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
    Hear now, all you who fear God, while I declare
     what he has done for me.
    Blessed be God who refused me not
     my prayer or his kindness!
    R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

    Reading 2 Gal 6:14-18

    Brothers and sisters:
    May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    through which the world has been crucified to me,
    and I to the world.
    For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision,
    but only a new creation.
    Peace and mercy be to all who follow this rule
    and to the Israel of God.

    From now on, let no one make troubles for me;
    for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.

    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit,
    brothers and sisters. Amen.

    Alleluia Col 3:15a, 16a

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Let the peace of Christ control your hearts;
    let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 

    At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others
    whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
    to every town and place he intended to visit.
    He said to them,
    "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
    so ask the master of the harvest
    to send out laborers for his harvest.
    Go on your way;
    behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
    Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals;
    and greet no one along the way.
    Into whatever house you enter, first say,
    'Peace to this household.'
    If a peaceful person lives there,
    your peace will rest on him;
    but if not, it will return to you.
    Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you,
    for the laborer deserves his payment.
    Do not move about from one house to another.
    Whatever town you enter and they welcome you,
    eat what is set before you,
    cure the sick in it and say to them,
    'The kingdom of God is at hand for you.'
    Whatever town you enter and they do not receive you,
    go out into the streets and say,
    'The dust of your town that clings to our feet,
    even that we shake off against you.'
    Yet know this: the kingdom of God is at hand.
    I tell you,
    it will be more tolerable for Sodom on that day than for that town."

    The seventy-two returned rejoicing, and said,
    "Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name."
    Jesus said, "I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.
    Behold, I have given you the power to 'tread upon serpents' and  scorpions
    and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. 
    Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you,
    but rejoice because your names are written in heaven."

    or  Lk 10:1-9

    At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others
    whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
    to every town and place he intended to visit.
    He said to them,
    "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
    so ask the master of the harvest
    to send out laborers for his harvest.
    Go on your way;
    behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
    Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals;
    and greet no one along the way.
    Into whatever house you enter, first say,
    'Peace to this household.'
    If a peaceful person lives there,
    your peace will rest on him;
    but if not, it will return to you.
    Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you,
    for the laborer deserves his payment.
    Do not move about from one house to another.
    Whatever town you enter and they welcome you,
    eat what is set before you,
    cure the sick in it and say to them,
    'The kingdom of God is at hand for you.'"
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  4. Reading 1  AM 9:11-15

    Thus says the LORD:
    On that day I will raise up
    the fallen hut of David;
    I will wall up its breaches,
    raise up its ruins,
    and rebuild it as in the days of old,
    That they may conquer what is left of Edom
    and all the nations that shall bear my name,
    say I, the LORD, who will do this.
    Yes, days are coming,
    says the LORD,
    When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
    and the vintager, him who sows the seed;
    The juice of grapes shall drip down the mountains,
    and all the hills shall run with it.
    I will bring about the restoration of my people Israel;
    they shall rebuild and inhabit their ruined cities,
    Plant vineyards and drink the wine,
    set out gardens and eat the fruits.
    I will plant them upon their own ground;
    never again shall they be plucked
    From the land I have given them,
    say I, the LORD, your God.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 85:9AB AND 10, 11-12, 13-14

    R. (see 9b) The Lord speaks of peace to his people.
    I will hear what God proclaims;
    the LORD–for he proclaims peace to his people.
    Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him,
    glory dwelling in our land.
    R. The Lord speaks of peace to his people.
    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. The Lord speaks of peace to his people.
    The LORD himself will give his benefits;
    our land shall yield its increase.
    Justice shall walk before him,
    and salvation, along the way of his steps.
    R. The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

    Alleluia JN 10:27

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
    I know them, and they follow me.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel  MT 9:14-17

    The disciples of John approached Jesus and said,
    “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,
    but your disciples do not fast?”
    Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn
    as long as the bridegroom is with them?
    The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them,
    and then they will fast.
    No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth,
    for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse.
    People do not put new wine into old wineskins.
    Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined.
    Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”  

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  5. Reading I Am 8:4-6, 9-12

    Hear this, you who trample upon the needy
    and destroy the poor of the land!
    “When will the new moon be over,” you ask,
    “that we may sell our grain,
    and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat?”
    We will diminish the containers for measuring,
    add to the weights,
    and fix our scales for cheating!
    We will buy the lowly man for silver,
    and the poor man for a pair of sandals;
    even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!”

    On that day, says the Lord GOD,
    I will make the sun set at midday
    and cover the earth with darkness in broad daylight.
    I will turn your feasts into mourning
    and all your songs into lamentations.
    I will cover the loins of all with sackcloth
    and make every head bald.
    I will make them mourn as for an only son,
    and bring their day to a bitter end.

    Yes, days are coming, says the Lord GOD,
    when I will send famine upon the land:
    Not a famine of bread, or thirst for water,
    but for hearing the word of the LORD.
    Then shall they wander from sea to sea
    and rove from the north to the east
    In search of the word of the LORD,
    but they shall not find it.

     

    Responsorial Psalm 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131

    (Matthew 4:4) One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
    Blessed are they who observe his decrees,
    who seek him with all their heart.
    R. One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
    With all my heart I seek you;
    let me not stray from your commands.
    R. One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
    My soul is consumed with longing
    for your ordinances at all times.
    R. One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
    The way of truth I have chosen;
    I have set your ordinances before me.
    R. One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
    Behold, I long for your precepts;
    in your justice give me life.
    R. One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
    I gasp with open mouth
    in my yearning for your commands.
    R. One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

     

    Alleluia Mt 11:28

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
    and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
    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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