First Reading Isaiah 53:10-11 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs and have long life. The Lord has been pleased to crush his servant with suffering. If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long…

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First Reading Wisdom 7:7-11 (JB) A reading from the book of Wisdom In comparison to wisdom, I held riches as nothing. I prayed, and understanding was given me; I entreated, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me. I esteemed her more than sceptres and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing. I…

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First Reading Genesis 2:18-24 (JB) A reading from the book of Genesis They were two in one flesh. The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helpmate.’ So from the soil the Lord God fashioned all the wild beasts and all the birds of…

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First Reading Numbers 11:25-29 (JB) A reading from the book of Numbers Are you jealous on my account? Who decrees that all people may prophesy? The Lord came down in the Cloud. He spoke with Moses, but took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the…

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First Reading Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 (JB) A reading from the book of Wisdom Let us condemn him to a most shameful death. The godless say to themselves, ‘Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our breaches of the law and…

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First Reading Isaiah 50:5-9 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah I gave my body to those who struck me. The Lord has opened my ear. For my part, I made no resistance, neither did I turn away. I offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to those who tore at my…

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First Reading Isaiah 35:4-7 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah Then the ears of the deaf shall be opened and the tongues of the dumb speak. Say to all faint hearts, ‘Courage! Do not be afraid. ‘Look, your God is coming, vengeance is coming, the retribution of God; he is coming to save you.’…

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First Reading Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 (JB) A reading from the book of Deuteronomy You may add nothing to the word which I speak to you – keep the commands of the Lord. Moses said to the people: ‘Now, Israel, take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that…

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First Reading Joshua 24:1-2,15-18 (JB) A reading from the book of Joshua We will serve the Lord God, because he is our God. Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel together at Shechem; then he called the elders, leaders, judges and scribes of Israel, and they presented themselves before God. Then Joshua said to all…

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First Reading Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 (JB) A reading from the book of the Apocalypse I saw a woman clothed with the sun and with the moon beneath her feet. The sanctuary of God in heaven opened, and the ark of the covenant could be seen inside it. Now a great sign appeared in heaven:…

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