Readings of the Day: Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
May my heart be blameless in thy statutes, that I may not be put to shame.
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Gospel for the day
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- 1 In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedeki'ah king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, Hanani'ah the son of Azzur, the prophet from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and all the people, saying,
- 2 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
- 3 Within two years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, which Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon.
- 4 I will also bring back to this place Jeconi'ah the son of Jehoi'akim, king of Judah, and all the exiles from Judah who went to Babylon, says the LORD, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon."
- 5 Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hanani'ah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD;
- 6 and the prophet Jeremiah said, "Amen! May the LORD do so; may the LORD make the words which you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the LORD, and all the exiles.
- 7 Yet hear now this word which I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people.
- 8 The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms.
- 9 As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the LORD has truly sent the prophet."
- 10 Then the prophet Hanani'ah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, and broke them.
- 11 And Hanani'ah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, "Thus says the LORD: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years." But Jeremiah the prophet went his way.
- 12 Sometime after the prophet Hanani'ah had broken the yoke-bars from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
- 13 "Go, tell Hanani'ah, `Thus says the LORD: You have broken wooden bars, but I will make in their place bars of iron.
- 14 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put upon the neck of all these nations an iron yoke of servitude to Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him, for I have given to him even the beasts of the field.'"
- 15 And Jeremiah the prophet said to the prophet Hanani'ah, "Listen, Hanani'ah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.
- 16 Therefore thus says the LORD: `Behold, I will remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you shall die, because you have uttered rebellion against the LORD.'"
- 17 In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hanani'ah died.
Psalms 119:29, 43, 79-80, 95, 102
Response: Lord, teach me your statutes.
- 29 Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me thy law!
- 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in thy ordinances. R
- 79 Let those who fear thee turn to me, that they may know thy testimonies.
- 80 May my heart be blameless in thy statutes, that I may not be put to shame! R
- 95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me; but I consider thy testimonies.
- 102 I do not turn aside from thy ordinances, for thou hast taught me. R
Gospel for the day
- 22 Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
- 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
- 24 but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them.
- 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.
- 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.
- 27 But immediately he spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear."
- 28 And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water."
- 29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus;
- 30 but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
- 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?"
- 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
- 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
- 34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
- 35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent round to all that region and brought to him all that were sick,
- 36 and besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.
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