Readings of the Day: Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
Reading for the Day
Reading for the Day
- 10 Then Amazi'ah the priest of Bethel sent to Jerobo'am king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.
- 11 For thus Amos has said, `Jerobo'am shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his land.'"
- 12 And Amazi'ah said to Amos, "O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there;
- 13 but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom."
- 14 Then Amos answered Amazi'ah, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees,
- 15 and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, `Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'
- 16 "Now therefore hear the word of the LORD. You say, `Do not prophesy against Israel, and do not preach against the house of Isaac.'
- 17 Therefore thus says the LORD: `Your wife shall be a harlot in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be parceled out by line; you yourself shall die in an unclean land, and Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land.'"
Response: The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
- 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
- 8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; R
- 9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
- 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. R
Gospel for the Day
- 1 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.
- 2 And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven."
- 3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming."
- 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?
- 5 For which is easier, to say, `Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, `Rise and walk'?
- 6 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- he then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home."
- 7 And he rose and went home.
- 8 When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
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