Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Ezekiel 28.1-10

The Lord’s word came again to me, saying,
“Son of man, tell the prince of Tyre,
‘Thus says the Lord God:
Because your heart is lifted up,
and you have said, “I am a god,
I sit in the seat of God, in the middle of the seas”,
yet you are man, and not God,
though you set your heart as the heart of God:
Yes, you are wiser than Daniel;
there is no secret that is hidden from you;
by your wisdom and by your understanding
you have gotten yourself riches,
and have put gold and silver into your treasuries;
by your great wisdom and by your traffic you have increased your riches,
and your heart is lifted up because of your riches,
therefore thus says the Lord God:
Because you have set your heart as the heart of God,
therefore, behold, I will bring strangers against you, the worst of the nations,
and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom,
and they shall defile your brightness.
They shall bring you down to the pit,
and you shall die the death of those who are slain in the heart of the seas.
Will you yet say before him who kills you, “I am a god!”?
You are man, and not God, in the hand of him who wounds you.
You shall die the death of the uncircumcised
by the hand of strangers, for I have spoken it, says the Lord God.’”

Responsorial – Deuteronomy 32.26-27ab, 27cd-28, 30, 35cd-36ab Resp. 39c

R. I kill, and I give life.

I said that I would scatter them afar.
I would make their memory to cease from among men,
were it not that I feared the provocation of the enemy,
lest their adversaries should wrongly boast.

R. I kill, and I give life.

‘Our hand is exalted,
the Lord has not done all this.’”
For they are a nation void of wisdom.
There is no understanding in them.

R. I kill, and I give life.

How could one chase a thousand,
and two put ten thousand to flight,
unless their Rock had sold them,
and the Lord had delivered them up?

R. I kill, and I give life.

For the day of their calamity is at hand.
Their doom rushes at them.
The Lord will judge his people,
and have compassion on his servants.

R. I kill, and I give life.

Gospel – Matthew 19.23-30

Jesus said to his disciples,
“Amen I say to you, a rich person only with difficulty
enters into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel
to go through the eye of a needle,
than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.”

When the disciples heard it, they were exceedingly astonished,
saying, “Who then can be saved?”
Looking at them, Jesus said,
“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Then Peter answered, “Behold, we have left everything, and followed you.
What then will we have?”
Jesus said to them, “Amen I tell you that you who have followed me,
in the regeneration, when the Son of Human will sit on the throne of his glory,
you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother,
or wife, or children, or lands, for my the sake of my name,
will receive one hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

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