Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 Kings 2.1-4, 10-12

Now the time for David to die drew near,
and he charged Solomon his son, saying,
“I am going the way of all the earth.
Be strong therefore, and show yourself a man,
and keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in his ways,
to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and his testimonies,
according to what is written in the law of Moses,
that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn,
that the Lord may establish his word which he spoke concerning me, saying,
‘If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth
with all their heart and with all their soul,
you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.

David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
The days that David reigned over Israel were forty years:
seven years he reigned in Hebron, and thirty-three years he reigned in Jerusalem.

Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was established greatly.

Responsorial – 1 Chronicles 29.10bcd, 11ab, 11d-12a, 12bcd Resp. 12b

R. O Lord, you are exalted over all

Blessed are you, LORD,
God of Israel our father,
forever and ever.

R. O Lord, you are exalted over all

Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power,
and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty.

R. O Lord, you are exalted over all

Lord, you are exalted over all
Yours is the kingdom, O LORD,
and you are exalted as head over all.
Both riches and honor come from you.

R. O Lord, you are exalted over all

In your hand is power and might,
and it is in your hand to make great and to give strength to all.

R. O Lord, you are exalted over all

Gospel – Mark 6.7-13

Jesus called to himself the Twelve,
and began to send them out two by two;
and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey,
except a staff alone:
no bread, no sack, no money in their purse,
but to wear sandals, and not put on two tunics.

He said to them,
“Wherever you enter into a house, stay there until you depart from there.
Whoever will not receive you nor hear you,
as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet
for a testimony against them.
They went out and preached a changing of mind.
They cast out many demons,
and anointed many with oil who were sick, and healed them.

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