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1 [Of David] Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle,

2 my faithful love, my bastion, my citadel, my Saviour; I shelter behind him, my shield, he makes the peoples submit to me.

3 Yahweh, what is a human being for you to notice, a child of Adam for you to think about?

4 Human life, a mere puff of wind, days as fleeting as a shadow.

5 Yahweh, part the heavens and come down, touch the mountains, make them smoke.

6 Scatter them with continuous lightning-flashes, rout them with a volley of your arrows.

7 Stretch down your hand from above, save me, rescue me from deep waters, from the clutches of foreigners,

8 whose every word is worthless, whose right hand is raised in perjury.

9 God, I sing to you a new song, I play to you on the ten-stringed lyre,

10 for you give kings their victories, you rescue your servant David. From the sword of evil

11 save me, rescue me from the clutches of foreigners whose every word is worthless, whose right hand testifies to falsehood.

12 May our sons be like plants growing tall from their earliest days, our daughters like pillars carved fit for a palace,

13 our barns filled to overflowing with every kind of crop, the sheep in our pastures be numbered in thousands and tens of thousands,

14 our cattle well fed, free of raids and pillage, free of outcry in our streets.

15 How blessed the nation of whom this is true, blessed the nation whose God is Yahweh!


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April 18th, 2014

Reading 1, Isaiah 52:13--53:12: 13 Look, my servant will prosper, will grow great, will ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25: 2 turn your ear to me, make ... Gospel, John 18:1--19:42: 1 After he had said all this, Jesus left with his disciples and ... ... 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, Isaiah 52:13--53:12
13 Look, my servant will prosper, will grow great, ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25
2 turn your ear to me, make haste. Be for me a ... Read More

Gospel, John 18:1--19:42
1 After he had said all this, Jesus left with his ... Read More

Reading 2, Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
14 Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the ... Read More

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St. Apollonius the Apologist
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