Ordinary Time 26th week Wednesday Cycle II All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: Job 9:1-13,14-16

Job spoke to his friends:

Indeed, I know it is as you say:
  how can man be in the right against God?
If any were so rash as to challenge him for reasons,
  one in a thousand would be more than they could answer.
His heart is wise, and his strength is great:
  who then can successfully defy him?
He moves the mountains, though they do not know it;
  he throws them down when he is angry.
He shakes the earth, and moves it from its place,
  making all its pillars tremble.
The sun, at his command, forbears to rise,
  and on the stars he sets a seal.
He and no other stretched out the skies,
  and trampled the Sea’s tall waves.
The Bear, Orion too, are of his making,
  the Pleiades and the Mansions of the South.
His works are great, beyond all reckoning,
  his marvels, past all counting.
Were he to pass me, I should not see him,
  nor detect his stealthy movement.
Were he to snatch a prize, who could prevent him,
  or dare to say, ‘What are you doing?’

How dare I plead my cause, then,
  or choose arguments against him?]
Suppose I am in the right, what use is my defence?
  For he whom I must sue is judge as well.
If he deigned to answer my citation,
  could I be sure that he would listen to my voice?

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 87(88):10-15

Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.

I call to you, Lord, all the day long;
  to you I stretch out my hands.
Will you work your wonders for the dead?
  Will the shades stand and praise you?

Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.

Will your love be told in the grave
  or your faithfulness among the dead?
Will your wonders be known in the dark
  or your justice in the land of oblivion?

Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.

As for me, Lord, I call to you for help:
  in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Lord, why do you reject me?
  Why do you hide your face?

Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Your word is a lamp for my steps
and a light for my path.
Alleluia!

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First reading: Job 9:1-13,14-16

Job spoke to his friends:

Indeed, I know it is as you say:
  how can man be in the right against God?
If any were so rash as to challenge him for reasons,
  one in a thousand would be more than they could answer.
His heart is wise, and his strength is great:
  who then can successfully defy him?
He moves the mountains, though they do not know it;
  he throws them down when he is angry.
He shakes the earth, and moves it from its place,
  making all its pillars tremble.
The sun, at his command, forbears to rise,
  and on the stars he sets a seal.
He and no other stretched out the skies,
  and trampled the Sea’s tall waves.
The Bear, Orion too, are of his making,
  the Pleiades and the Mansions of the South.
His works are great, beyond all reckoning,
  his marvels, past all counting.
Were he to pass me, I should not see him,
  nor detect his stealthy movement.
Were he to snatch a prize, who could prevent him,
  or dare to say, ‘What are you doing?’

How dare I plead my cause, then,
  or choose arguments against him?]
Suppose I am in the right, what use is my defence?
  For he whom I must sue is judge as well.
If he deigned to answer my citation,
  could I be sure that he would listen to my voice?

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 87(88):10-15

Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.

I call to you, Lord, all the day long;
  to you I stretch out my hands.
Will you work your wonders for the dead?
  Will the shades stand and praise you?

Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.

Will your love be told in the grave
  or your faithfulness among the dead?
Will your wonders be known in the dark
  or your justice in the land of oblivion?

Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.

As for me, Lord, I call to you for help:
  in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Lord, why do you reject me?
  Why do you hide your face?

Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Your word is a lamp for my steps
and a light for my path.
Alleluia!