Ordinary Time 19th week Thursday Cycle II All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: Ezekiel 12:1-12

The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows, ‘Son of man, you are living with that set of rebels who have eyes and never see, ears and never hear, for they are a set of rebels. You, son of man, pack an exile’s bundle and emigrate by daylight when they can see you, emigrate from where you are to somewhere else while they watch. Perhaps they will admit then that they are a set of rebels. You will pack your baggage like an exile’s bundle, by daylight, for them to see, and leave like an exile in the evening, making sure that they are looking. As they watch, make a hole in the wall, and go out through it. As they watch, you will shoulder your pack and go out into the dark; you will cover your face so that you cannot see the country, since I have made you a symbol for the House of Israel.’

I did as I had been told. I packed my baggage like an exile’s bundle, by daylight; and in the evening I made a hole through the wall with my hand. I went out into the dark and shouldered my pack as they watched.

The next morning the word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows, ‘Son of man, did not the House of Israel, did not that set of rebels, ask you what you were doing? Say, “The Lord says this: This oracle is directed against Jerusalem and the whole House of Israel wherever they are living.” Say, “I am a symbol for you; the thing I have done will be done to them; they will go into exile, into banishment.” Their ruler will shoulder his pack in the dark and go out through the wall; a hole will be made to let him out; he will cover his face rather than see the country.’

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 77(78):56-59,61-62

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.

They put God to the proof and defied him;
  they refused to obey the Most High.
They strayed, as faithless as their fathers,
  like a bow on which the archer cannot count.

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.

With their mountain shrines they angered him;
  made him jealous with the idols they served.
God saw this and was filled with fury:
  he utterly rejected Israel.

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.

He gave his ark into captivity,
  his glorious ark into the hands of the foe.
He gave up his people to the sword,
  in his anger against his chosen ones.

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Because of your love give me life,
and I will do your will.
Alleluia!

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First reading: Ezekiel 12:1-12

The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows, ‘Son of man, you are living with that set of rebels who have eyes and never see, ears and never hear, for they are a set of rebels. You, son of man, pack an exile’s bundle and emigrate by daylight when they can see you, emigrate from where you are to somewhere else while they watch. Perhaps they will admit then that they are a set of rebels. You will pack your baggage like an exile’s bundle, by daylight, for them to see, and leave like an exile in the evening, making sure that they are looking. As they watch, make a hole in the wall, and go out through it. As they watch, you will shoulder your pack and go out into the dark; you will cover your face so that you cannot see the country, since I have made you a symbol for the House of Israel.’

I did as I had been told. I packed my baggage like an exile’s bundle, by daylight; and in the evening I made a hole through the wall with my hand. I went out into the dark and shouldered my pack as they watched.

The next morning the word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows, ‘Son of man, did not the House of Israel, did not that set of rebels, ask you what you were doing? Say, “The Lord says this: This oracle is directed against Jerusalem and the whole House of Israel wherever they are living.” Say, “I am a symbol for you; the thing I have done will be done to them; they will go into exile, into banishment.” Their ruler will shoulder his pack in the dark and go out through the wall; a hole will be made to let him out; he will cover his face rather than see the country.’

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 77(78):56-59,61-62

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.

They put God to the proof and defied him;
  they refused to obey the Most High.
They strayed, as faithless as their fathers,
  like a bow on which the archer cannot count.

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.

With their mountain shrines they angered him;
  made him jealous with the idols they served.
God saw this and was filled with fury:
  he utterly rejected Israel.

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.

He gave his ark into captivity,
  his glorious ark into the hands of the foe.
He gave up his people to the sword,
  in his anger against his chosen ones.

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Because of your love give me life,
and I will do your will.
Alleluia!