Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Isaiah 10:5-7, 13b-16

Thus says the LORD:
Woe to Assyria,
the rod of my anger,
my staff in indignation!
will send him against a profane nation,
and against the people who anger me
I will give him a command
to take the plunder and to take the prey,
and to tread them down
like the mire of the streets.
However he does not intend this,
nor does his heart think thus;
but it is in his heart to destroy,
and to cut off not a few nations.

For he has said,
“By the strength of my hand I have done it,
and by my wisdom; for I have understanding:
and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples,
and have robbed their treasures.
Like a valiant man I have brought down their rulers.
My hand has found
the riches of the peoples like a nest,
and like one gathers eggs that are abandoned,
have I gathered all the earth.
There was no one who moved their wing,
or that opened their mouth, or chirped.”

Should an ax brag against him who chops with it?
Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it?
As if a rod should lift those who lift it up,
or as if a staff should lift up someone who is not wood.
Therefore the Lord God of hosts,
will send among his fat ones leanness;
and under his glory
a burning will be kindled like the burning of fire.

Responsorial – Psalm 94.5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 14-15 Resp. 14a

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

They break your people in pieces, O Lord,
and afflict your heritage.
They kill the widow and the alien,
and murder the fatherless.

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

They say, “The Lord will not see,
nor will the God of Jacob consider.”
Consider, you senseless among the people;
you fools, when will you be wise?

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

He who formed the ear, will he not hear?
He who formed the eye, will he not see?
He who disciplines the nations, will he not punish?
He who teaches man knowledge.

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

For the Lord will not cast off his people:
nor forsake his own inheritance.
For judgment will return to justice,
and all the upright of heart will follow it.

R. The Lord will not forsake his people

Gospel – Matthew 11.25-27

At that time, Jesus answered,
“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.
Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.

All things have been delivered to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son, except the Father;
nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal him.”

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