Friday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Job 38.1, 12-21; 40.3-5

The LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
“Have you, in your days, commanded the morning, and caused the dawn to know its place?
Taken hold of the ends of the earth, and shaken the wicked out of it?
It is changed as clay under the seal, and presented as a garment.
From the wicked, the light is withheld. The proud arm is broken.

Have you entered into the springs of the sea?
Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
Have you comprehended the earth in its width? Declare, if you know it all.
What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its home?
That you should take them to their boundries, that you should discern the paths to their home?
Surely you know, for you were born then, and the number of your days is great!”

Then Job answered the Lord,
“Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you?
I lay my hand on my mouth.
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.”

Responsorial – Psalm 139.1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14ab Resp. 24b

R. Lead me, Lord, in the eternal way.

Lord, you have tested me and known me;
you know my sitting down and my rising up.
You understood my thoughts afar off;
my repast and my busying you have searched out.
And you have understood all my ways.

R. Lead me, Lord, in the eternal way.

To where shall I go from your spirit,
and where shall I flee from your face?
If I ascend into heaven, you are there.
If I descend into Sheol, you are present.

R. Lead me, Lord, in the eternal way.

If I take my wings early in the morning,
and dwell at the end of the sea,
even there your hand leads me,
your right hand would hold me.

R. Lead me, Lord, in the eternal way.

For you formed my inmost being.
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful.

R. Lead me, Lord, in the eternal way.

Gospel – Luke 10.13-16

Jesus said to them,
“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!
For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you,
they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.
You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades.

Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me.
Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

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