First Reading Deuteronomy 18:15-20 (JB) A reading from the book of Deuteronomy I will put my words into the prophet’s mouth, and he will tell them all I command. Moses said to the people: ‘Your God will raise up for you a prophet like myself, from among yourselves, from your own brothers; to him you…

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First Reading Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (JB) A reading from the prophet Jonah The Ninevites renounced their evil ways. The word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah: ‘Up!’ he said ‘Go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach to them as I told you to.’ Jonah set out and went to Nineveh in obedience to…

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First Reading 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19 (JB) A reading from the first book of Samuel Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening. Samuel was lying in the sanctuary of the Lord where the ark of God was, when the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ He answered, ‘Here I am.’ Then he ran to Eli and said,…

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First Reading Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah Here is my servant, my chosen one in whom I am well pleased. Thus says the Lord: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom my soul delights. I have endowed him with my spirit that he may bring…

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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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