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1 [For the choirmaster Psalm Of David] Listen, God, to my voice as I plead, protect my life from fear of the enemy;

2 hide me from the league of the wicked, from the gang of evil-doers.

3 They sharpen their tongues like a sword, aim their arrows of poisonous abuse,

4 shoot at the innocent from cover, shoot suddenly, with nothing to fear.

5 They support each other in their evil designs, they discuss how to lay their snares. 'Who will see us?' they say,

6 'or will penetrate our secrets?' He will do that, he who penetrates human nature to its depths, the depths of the heart.

7 God has shot them with his arrow, sudden were their wounds.

8 He brings them down because of their tongue, and all who see them shake their heads.

9 Everyone will be awestruck, proclaim what God has done, and understand why he has done it.

10 The upright will rejoice in Yahweh, will take refuge in him, and all the honest will praise him.


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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
April 18: Martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered ... Read More

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