Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Deuteronomy 18.15-20

Moses spoke to the people, saying:
The Lord your God
will raise up to you a prophet like me
from your midst, of your kin.
You shall listen to him.
This is according to what you desired
of the Lord your God in Horeb
in the day of the assembly, saying,
“Let us not hear again the voice
of the Lord our God,
nor let us see this great fire any more,
lest we die.”

The Lord said to me, “They have spoken well
I will raise up for them a prophet
from among their kin, like you.
I will put my words in his mouth,
and he shall speak to them
all that I shall command him.
Whoever will not listen to my words
which he shall speak in my name,
I will make them answer for it.
But if a prophet speaks a word
presumptuously in my name,
that which I have not commanded him to speak,
or speaks in the name of other gods,
that prophet shall die.”

Responsorial – Psalm 95.1-2, 6-7, 7-9 Resp. 8

R. Today, if you would hear his voice, harden not your heart.

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord.
Let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving.
Let us extol him with songs!

R. Today, if you would hear his voice, harden not your heart.

Come, let us worship and bow down.
Let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker,
for he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep in his care.

R. Today, if you would hear his voice, harden not your heart.

Today, oh that you would hear his voice!
Do not harden your heart, as at Meribah,
as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
when your fathers tempted me,
they tested me though they saw my works.

R. Today, if you would hear his voice, harden not your heart.

Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 7.32-35

Brothers and sisters:
I desire to have you to be free from cares.
He who is unmarried
is concerned for the things of the Lord,
how he may please the Lord;
but he who is married
is concerned about the things of the world,
how he may please his wife,
his concerns are divided.

A woman, whether unmarried or a virgin,
cares about the things of the Lord,
that she may be holy
in body and in spirit.
But she who is married
cares about the things of the world—
how she may please her husband.
This I say for your own profit;
not that I may place a restraint on you,
but for good planning,
and that you may attend to the Lord
without distraction.

Gospel – Mark 1.21-28

They went into Capernaum,
and immediately on the Sabbath day
Jesus entered into the synagogue and taught.
They were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as having authority,
not like the scribes.

Immediately there was in their synagogue
a man with an unclean spirit,
who cried out, saying,
“Ha! What are we to you, Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us?
I know you who you are:
the Holy One of God!”
Jesus rebuked him, saying,
“Be quiet, and come out of him!”
The unclean spirit, convulsing him
and crying with a loud voice,
came out of him.

They were all amazed,
so that they questioned among themselves, saying,
“What is this? A new teaching?
For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits,
and they obey him!”
The report of him went out immediately
everywhere in all the region of Galilee
and its surrounding area.

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