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TODAY’S BIBLE READING I (EZEKIEL 18:25-28)

(26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

WHEN THE SINNER RENOUNCES SIN, HE SHALL CERTAINLY LIVE.

And you have said: The way of the Lord is not right. Hear ye, therefore, O house of Israel: Is it my way that is not right, and are not rather your ways perverse?

For when the just turneth himself away from his justice, and committeth iniquity, he shall die therein: in the injustice that he hath wrought he shall die.

And when the wicked turneth himself away from his wickedness, which he hath wrought, and doeth judgment, and justice: he shall save his soul alive.

Because he considereth and turneth away himself from all his iniquities which he hath wrought, he shall surely live, and not die.

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

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Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING I (EZEKIEL 33:7-9)

(23. Sunday in Ordinary Time)

IF YOU DO NOT SPEAK TO THE WICKED MAN, I WILL HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH.

So thou, O son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and thou shalt tell it from me.

When I say to the wicked: O wicked man, thou shalt surely die: if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked man from his way: that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand.

But if thou tell the wicked man, that he may be converted from his ways, and he be not converted from his way: he shall die in his iniquity: but thou hast delivered thy soul.

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

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (EZEKIEL 43:1-7)

(Week 20 of the year: Saturday)

THE GLORY OF THE LORD ARRIVED AT THE TEMPLE.

And he brought me to the gate that looked towards the east.

And behold the glory of the God of Israel came in by the way of the east: and his voice was like the noise of many waters, and the earth shone with his majesty.

And I saw the vision according to the appearance which I had seen when he came to destroy the city: and the appearance was according to the vision which I had seen by the river Chobar: and I fell upon my face.

And the majesty of the Lord went into the temple by the way of the gate that looked to the east.

And the spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court: and behold the house was filled with the glory of the Lord.

And I heard one speaking to me out of the house, and the man that stood by me,

Said to me: Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever: and the house of Israel shall no more profane my holy name, they and their kings by their fornications, and by the carcasses of their kings, and by the high places.

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

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (EZEKIEL 37:1-14)

DRY BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD.
I MEAN TO RAISE YOU FROM YOUR GRAVES, HOUSE OF ISRAEL.

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me forth in the spirit of the Lord: and set me down in the midst of a plain that was full of bones.

And he led me about through them on every side: now there were very many upon the face of the plain, and they were exceedingly dry.

And he said to me: Son of man, dost thou think these bones shall live? And I answered: O Lord God, thou knowest.

And he said to me: Prophesy concerning these bones; and say to them: Ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will send spirit into you, and you shall live.

And I will lay sinews upon you, and I will cause flesh to grow over you, and will cover you with skin: and I will give you spirit and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.

And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and as I prophesied there was a noise, and behold a commotion: and the bones came together, each one to his joint.

And I saw, and behold the sinews, and the flesh came up upon them: and the skin was stretched out over them, but there was no spirit in them

And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again.

And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and the spirit came into them, and they lived: and they stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

And he said to me: Son of man: All these bones are the house of Israel: they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, and we are cut off.

Therefore prophesy, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will open your graves, and will bring you out of your sepulchres, O my people: and I will bring you into the land of Israel.

And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have opened your sepulchres, and shall have brought you out of your graves, O my people:

And shall have put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall make you rest upon your own land: and you shall know that I the Lord have spoken, and done it, saith the Lord God.

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

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (EZEKIEL 36:23-28)

(Week 20 of the year: Thursday)

I WILL GIVE YOU A NEW HEART, AND PUT A NEW SPIRIT IN YOU.

And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the Gentiles, which you have profaned in the midst of them: that the Gentiles may know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord of hosts, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

For I will take you from among the Gentiles, and will gather you together out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.

And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols.

And I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you: I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh.

And I will put my spirit in the midst of you: and I will cause you to walk in my commandments, and to keep my judgments, and do them.

And you shall dwell in the land which I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

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

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (EZEKIEL 34:1-11)

(Week 20 of the year: Wednesday)

I AM GOING TO TAKE MY FLOCK BACK FROM THEM AND I SHALL NOT ALLOW THEM TO FEED IT.

And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds?

You ate the milk, and you clothed yourselves with the wool, and you killed that which was fat: but my flock you did not feed.

The weak you have not strengthened, and that which was sick you have not healed, that which was broken you have not bound up, and that which was driven away you have not brought again, neither have you sought that which was lost: but you ruled over them with rigour, and with a high hand.

And my sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd: and they became the prey of all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.

My sheep have wandered in every mountain, and in every high hill: and my flocks were scattered upon the face of the earth, and there was none that sought them, there was none, I say, that sought them.

Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:

As I live, saith the Lord God, forasmuch as my flocks have been made a spoil, and my sheep are become a prey to all the beasts of the field, because there was no shepherd: for my shepherds did not seek after my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and fed not my flocks:

Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:

Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I myself come upon the shepherds, I will require my flock at their hand, and I will cause them to cease from feeding the flock any more, neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more: and I will deliver my flock from their mouth, and it shall no more be meat for them.

For thus saith the Lord God: Behold I myself will seek my sheep, and will visit them.

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

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (EZEKIEL 28:1-10)

(Week 20 of the year: Tuesday)

THOUGH YOU ARE A MAN AND NOT A GOD, YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF THE EQUAL OF GOD.

And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre: Thus saith the Lord: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said: I am God, and I sit in the chair of God in the heart of the sea: whereas thou art a man, and not God: and hast set thy heart as if it were the heart of God.

Behold thou art wiser than Daniel: no secret is hid from thee.

In thy wisdom and thy understanding thou hast made thyself strong: and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures.

By the greatness of thy wisdom, and by thy traffic thou hast increased thy strength: and thy heart is lifted up with thy strength.

Therefore, thus saith the Lord God: Because thy heart is lifted up as the heart of God:

Therefore behold, I will bring upon thee strangers the strongest of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy beauty.

They shall kill thee, and bring thee down: and thou shalt die the death of them that are slain in the heart of the sea.

Wilt thou yet say before them that slay thee: I am God; whereas thou art a man, and not God, in the hand of them that slay thee?

Thou shalt die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

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

 
 

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