Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Hosea 10.1-3, 7-8, 12

Israel is a luxuriant vine
that produces his fruit.
According to the abundance of his fruit
he has multiplied his altars.
As their land has prospered,
they have adorned their sacred pillars.
Their heart is divided.
Now they will be found guilty.
God will demolish their altars.
He will destroy their sacred pillars.
Surely now they will say,
“We have no king.”
For they do not fear the Lord;
and the king, what can he do for them?

Samaria and her king float away,
like a twig on the water.
The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel,
will be destroyed.
The thorn and the thistle
will come up on their altars.
Then they will tell the mountains,
“Cover us!” and the hills, “Fall on us!”

Sow for yourselves in righteousness,
reap according to kindness.
Break up your new field;
for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes and rains righteousness on you.

Responsorial – Psalm 105.2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Resp. 4b

R. Seek the face of the Lord forever more. or R. Alleluia!

Sing to him, sing praises to him!
Tell of all his marvelous works.
Glory in his holy name.
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

R. Seek the face of the Lord forever more. or R. Alleluia!

Seek the Lord and his strength.
Seek his face forever more.
Remember his marvelous works that he has done;
his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,

R. Seek the face of the Lord forever more. or R. Alleluia!

You offspring of Abraham, his servant,
you children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
He is the Lord, our God.
His judgments prevail in all the earth.

R. Seek the face of the Lord forever more. or R. Alleluia!

Gospel – Matthew 10.1-7

Jesus called to himself
his Twelve disciples,
and gave them authority
over unclean spirits, to cast them out,
and to heal every disease and every sickness.

Now the names of the Twelve Apostles are these.
The first, Simon, who is called Peter;
Andrew, his brother;
James the son of Zebedee; John, his brother;
Philip; Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthew the tax collector;
James the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus;
Simon the Canaanite; and Judas Iscariot,
who betrayed him.

Jesus sent these Twelve out,
and commanded them, saying,
“Do not go among the Gentiles,
and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans.
Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
As you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’

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