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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (JEREMIAH 20:7-9)

02 Sep

(22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

THE WORD OF THE LORD HAS MEANT INSULT FOR ME.

Thou hast deceived me, O Lord, and I am deceived: thou hast been stronger than I, and thou hast prevailed. I am become a laughing-stock all the day, all scoff at me.

For I am speaking now this long time, crying out against iniquity, and I often proclaim devastation: and the word of the Lord is made a reproach to me, and a derision all the day.

Then I said: I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name: and there came in my heart as a burning fire, shut up in my bones, and I was wearied, not being able to bear it.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

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