2 Israel shall rejoice in its Maker, the children of Zion delight in their king;
6 praising God to the heights with their voices, a two-edged sword in their hands,
8 to load their kings with chains and their nobles with iron fetters,
9 to execute on them the judgement passed -- to the honour of all his faithful.
Reading 1, Song of Songs 2:8-14: 8 BELOVED: I hear my love. See how he comes leaping on ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21: 2 Give thanks to Yahweh on the lyre, play ... Gospel, Luke 1:39-45: 39 Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into ... 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.