First Sunday of Lent (C)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Deuteronomy 26.4-10

Moses spoke to the people, saying:
The priest shall take the basket out of your hand,
and set it down before the altar of the Lord your God.

You shall answer and say before the Lord your God,
‘A wandering Aramean was my father, and he went down into Egypt,
and sojourned there, few in number, and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
The Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflicted us, and laid on us hard bondage,
and we cried to the Lord, the God of our fathers,
and the Lord heard our voice, and saw our affliction, and our toil, and our oppression,
and the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm,
and with great terror, and with signs, and with wonders,
and he has brought us into this place, and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. Now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the ground, which you, the Lord, have given me.’

You shall set it down before the Lord your God, and worship before the Lord your God.

Responsorial – Psalm 91.1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 Resp. 15b

R. Be with me in trouble, Lord.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
who rests in the shadow of the Almighty,
says to the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”

R. Be with me in trouble, Lord.

No evil shall befall you,
nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.
For he will put his angels in charge of you,
to guard you in all your ways.

R. Be with me in trouble, Lord.

They will bear you up in their hands,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the viper.
You will trample the young lion and the dragon.

R. Be with me in trouble, Lord.

Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him.
I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble.
I will deliver him, and honor him.

R. Be with me in trouble, Lord.

Reading 2 – Romans 10.8-13

Brothers and sisters:
What do the Scriptures say?
“The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart”
this is the word of faith, which we preach:
for, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord,
and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead,
you shall be saved.

For with the heart, one believes unto justification,
and with the lips, one confesses unto salvation.
For the scripture says,
“Whoever believes in him shall not be ashamed.”
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek,
for the same Lord is Lord of all, with riches for all who call upon him.
For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Gospel – Luke 4.1-13

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan,
and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil.
He ate nothing in those days.
When they were completed, he was hungry.
The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
Jesus answered him, saying,
“It is written, ‘The human shall not live by bread alone.’”

The devil, leading him up on a high mountain,
showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
He said to him, “I will give you all this authority, and their glory,
for it has been delivered to me; and I give it to whomever I want.
If you will worship me, it will all be yours.”
Jesus answered him,
“It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him alone.’”

He led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him,
“If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here, for it is written:
‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you;’
and, ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”
Jesus answering, said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not test the Lord your God.’”

When the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a time.

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