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1 [For the choirmaster On the octachord Psalm Of David] Help, Yahweh! No one loyal is left, the faithful have vanished from among the children of Adam.

2 Friend tells lies to friend, and, smooth-tongued, speaks from an insincere heart.

3 May Yahweh cut away every smooth lip, every boastful tongue,

4 those who say, 'In our tongue lies our strength, our lips are our allies; who can master us?'

5 'For the poor who are plundered, the needy who groan, now will I act,' says Yahweh, 'I will grant salvation to those who sigh for it.'

6 Yahweh's promises are promises unalloyed, natural silver which comes from the earth seven times refined.

7 You, Yahweh, will watch over them, you will protect them from that brood for ever.

8 The wicked will scatter in every direction, as the height of depravity among the children of Adam.

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October 31st, 2014

Reading 1, Philippians 1:1-11: 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all God's ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6: 1 Alleluia! I give thanks to Yahweh with all ... Gospel, Luke 14:1-6: 1 Now it happened that on a Sabbath day he had gone to share a meal ... continue reading

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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.

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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Philippians 1:1-11
1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
1 Alleluia! I give thanks to Yahweh with all my ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 14:1-6
1 Now it happened that on a Sabbath day he had gone ... Read More

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