Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 2 Kings 17.5-8, 13-15a, 18

Shalmaneser king of Assyria
came up throughout all the land,
and went up to Samaria,
and besieged it three years.
In the ninth year of Hoshea, king of Israel,
the king of Assyria took Samaria,
and carried Israel away to Assyria,
and placed them in Halah,
and on the Habor, the river of Gozan,
and in the cities of the Medes.

This happened because
the children of Israel had sinned
against the Lord their God,
who brought them up out of the land of Egypt
from under the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt,
and had feared other gods,
and walked in the statutes of
the nations whom the Lord cast out from
before the children of Israel,
and of the kings of Israel which they made.

Though the Lord testified to Israel and to Judah,
by every prophet and every seer, saying,
“Turn from your evil ways
and keep my commandments and my statutes,
according to all the law
which I commanded your fathers,
and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.”
Nevertheless they would not listen,
but hardened their neck, like the neck of their fathers,
who did not believe in the Lord their God.
They rejected his statutes,
and his covenant that he made with their fathers,
and his testimonies which he testified to them;
therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel,
and removed them out of his sight:
there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.

Responsorial – Psalm 60.3, 4-5, 12-13 Resp. 7b

R. Save with your right hand, and answer us, O Lord.

God, you have rejected us. You have broken us down.
You have been angry. Restore us, again.

R. Save with your right hand, and answer us, O Lord.

You have made the land tremble. You have torn it.
Mend its fractures, for it quakes.
You have shown your people hard things.
You have made us drink the wine that makes us stagger.

R. Save with your right hand, and answer us, O Lord.

Have you, O God, not rejected us?
You do not go out with our armies, God.
Give us help against the adversary,
for the help of man is vain.

R. Save with your right hand, and answer us, O Lord.

Gospel – Matthew 7.1-5

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Judge not lest you be judged.
For with whatever judgment you judge,
you will be judged;
and with whatever measure you measure,
it will be measured to you.

Why do you see the speck
that is in your brother’s eye,
but do not consider the beam
that is in your own eye?
How will you tell your brother,
‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’
and behold, the beam is in your eye?
You hypocrite!
First remove the beam out of your own eye,
and then you can see clearly
to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

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