First Reading 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13 (JB) A reading from the first book of the Kings Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord God. When Elijah reached Horeb, the mountain of God, he went into the cave and spent the night in it. Then he was told, ‘Go out and stand on…

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First Reading Isaiah 55:1-3 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah Hasten and eat. Thus says the Lord: Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty; though you have no money, come! Buy corn without money, and eat, and, at no cost, wine and milk. Why spend money on what is not bread,…

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First Reading 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 (JB) A reading from the first book of the Kings You have asked for wisdom. The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream and said, ‘Ask what you would like me to give you.’ Solomon replied, ‘Lord, my God, you have made your servant king in succession to David…

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First Reading Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 (JB) A reading from the book of Wisdom In the place of sin, you give repentance. There is no god, other than you, who cares for everything, to whom you might have to prove that you never judged unjustly. Your justice has its source in strength, your sovereignty over all…

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First Reading Isaiah 55:10-11 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah The rain makes the earth fruitful. Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for…

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First Reading Zechariah 9:9-10 (JB) A reading from the prophet Zechariah See how humbly your king comes to you! The Lord says this: ‘Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion! Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem! See now, your king comes to you; he is victorious, he is triumphant, humble and riding on a donkey,…

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First Reading 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16 (JB) A reading from the second book of the Kings That is the holy man of God, let him remain there. One day as Elisha was on his way to Shunem, a woman of rank who lived there pressed him to stay and eat there. After this he always…

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First Reading Jeremiah 20:10-13 (JB) A reading from the prophet Jeremiah He has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of those who are evil. Jeremiah said: I hear so many disparaging me, ‘”Terror from every side!” Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’ All those who used to be my friends watched for…

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First Reading Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16 (JB) A reading from the book of Deuteronomy He gave you food which you and your ancestors did not know. Moses said to the people: ‘Remember how the Lord your God led you for forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, to test you and know your inmost heart…

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First Reading Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 (JB) A reading from the book of Exodus The Lord God, ruler of all, merciful and loving. With the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up the mountain of Sinai in the early morning as the Lord had commanded him. And the Lord descended in the form…

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