Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Proverbs 9.1-6

Wisdom has built her house.
She has carved out her seven pillars.
She has prepared her meat.
She has mixed her wine.
She has set her table.
She has sent out her maidens.
She cries from the highest places of the city:
“Whoever is simple, turn in here!”
As for the one who is void of understanding,
she says to him, “Come, eat some of my bread.
Drink some of the wine which I have mixed!
Leave behind foolishness and live.
Walk in the way of understanding.”

Responsorial – Psalm 34.2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Resp. 9a

R. O taste and see that the Lord is good.

I will bless the Lord at all times.
His praise will always be in my mouth.
My soul shall boast in the Lord.
The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.

R. O taste and see that the Lord is good.

Oh magnify the Lord with me.
Let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.

R. O taste and see that the Lord is good.

They looked to him, and were radiant.
Their faces shall never be covered with shame.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of all his troubles.

R. O taste and see that the Lord is good.

Reading 2 – Ephesians 5.15-20

Brothers and sisters:
Therefore watch carefully that you walk
not as the foolish but as the wise;
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be foolish,
but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Do not be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation,
but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another
in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs;
singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord;
giving thanks always concerning everything
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God the Father;

Gospel – John 6.51-58

Jesus said to the crowds:
I am the living bread which came down from heaven.
If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.
Yes, the bread which I will give
Is my flesh for the life of the world.”
The Jews argued with one another, saying,
“How can this one give us his flesh to eat?”
So Jesus said to them,
“Amen, amen, I tell you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Human
and drink his blood,
you do not have life within you.
The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood
has eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day.
For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood
lives in me and I in them.

As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father;
so the one who feeds on me, will also live because of me.
This is the bread which came down from heaven—
not like what our fathers ate and died.
The one who eats this bread will live forever.”

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