1 Alleluia! Give thanks to Yahweh for he is good, his faithful love lasts for ever.
2 So let them say whom Yahweh redeemed, whom he redeemed from the power of their enemies,
5 they were hungry and thirsty, their life was ebbing away.
6 They cried out to Yahweh in their distress, he rescued them from their plight,
9 He has fed the hungry to their hearts' content, filled the starving with good things.
12 he subdued their spirit by hard labour; if they fell there was no one to help.
13 They cried out to Yahweh in their distress, he rescued them from their plight,
19 they cried out to Yahweh in their distress; he rescued them from their plight,
20 he sent out his word and cured them, and rescued their life from the abyss.
28 They cried out to Yahweh in their distress, he rescued them from their plight,
35 But he has turned desert into stretches of water, arid ground into bubbling springs,
38 He blesses them and their numbers increase, he keeps their cattle at full strength.
39 Their numbers had fallen, they had grown weak, under pressure of disaster and hardship;
Reading 1, Isaiah 41:13-20: 13 For I, Yahweh, your God, I grasp you by your right hand; I ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 145:1, 9, 10-11, 12-13: 1 [Hymn of Praise Of David] I shall ... Gospel, Matthew 11:11-15: 11 'In truth I tell you, of all the children born to women, ... continue readingMore Daily Readings
The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. It has the imprimatur of Cardinal George Basil Hume.
Like its predecessor, the Jerusalem Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) version is translated "directly from the Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic." The 1973 French translation, the Bible de Jerusalem, is followed only "where the text admits to more than one interpretation." Introductions and notes, with some modifications, are taken from the Bible de Jerusalem.
Source: The Very Reverend Dom (Joseph) Henry Wansbrough, OSB, MA (Oxon), STL (Fribourg), LSS (Rome), a monk of Ampleforth Abbey and a biblical scholar. He was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. "New Jerusalem Bible, Regular Edition", pg. v.