Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Job 7.1-4, 6-7

Job spoke, saying,
“Is not a man forced to labor on earth?
Are not his days like the days of a hired hand?
As a servant who earnestly desires the shade,
as a hireling who looks for his wages,
so am I made to possess months of misery,
wearisome nights are appointed to me.
When I lie down, I say,
‘When shall I arise, and the night be gone?’
I toss and turn until the dawning of the day.
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,
and are spent without hope.
Oh remember that my life is a breath.
My eye shall nevermore see good.

Responsorial – Psalm 147.1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Resp. 3a

R. Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.
R. Alleluia

Praise the Lord,
sing praises to our God, for he is good,
for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.
the Lord builds up Jerusalem.
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.

R. Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.
R. Alleluia

He heals the brokenhearted,
and binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars.
He calls them all by their names.

R. Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.
R. Alleluia

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power.
His understanding is infinite.
The Lord upholds the humble.
He brings the wicked down to the ground.

R. Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.
R. Alleluia

Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 9.16-19, 22-23

Brothers and sisters:
If I preach the Gospel,
I have nothing to boast about;
for necessity is laid on me;
but woe is to me if I do not preach the Gospel.
For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward.
But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
What then is my reward?
That, when I preach the Gospel,
I present the Gospel of Christ without charge,
so as not to abuse my authority in the Gospel.

For though I was free from all masters,
I made myself a slave to all,
that I might win over more.
To the weak I became weak,
that I might win the weak.
To all, I became all,
so that that all would save some.
I do all this for the sake of the Gospel,
that I may come into my share in it.

Gospel - Mark 1:29-39

Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue,
they entered the house of Simon and Andrew,
with James and John.
Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever,
and immediately they told him about her.
He came and took her by the hand, and raised her up.
The fever left her, and she served them.

At evening, when the sun had set,
they brought to him all who were sick
and those who were possessed by demons.
All the city was gathered together at the door.
He healed many who were sick with various diseases
and cast out many demons.
He did not allow the demons to speak,
since they knew him.

Early in the morning, while it was still dark,
he rose up and went out
and left for a deserted place and prayed there.
Simon and those who were with him
followed after him, and they found him,
and told him, “Everyone is looking for you.”
He said to them, “Let us go elsewhere
to the next towns, that I may preach there also,
because I came out for this reason.”
He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee,
preaching and casting out demons.

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