Daily Gospel Reading for December 20, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Advent Bible Verse

The 20th of December, 2020 is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar Year 2021.

Reading 1: 2 SM 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16

The first reading from the Book of Samuel.

When the king lived in his house, and Yahweh had given him rest from all his enemies all around, the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but God’s ark dwells within curtains.”

Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for Yahweh is with you.”

That same night, Yahweh’s word came to Nathan, saying, “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Yahweh says, “Should you build me a house for me to dwell in?”

“I took you from the sheep pen, from following the sheep, to be prince over my people, over Israel.

I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you. I will make you a great name, like the name of the great ones who are in the earth.

I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place and be moved no more. The children of wickedness will not afflict them any more, as at the first, and as from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. I will cause you to rest from all your enemies. Moreover Yahweh tells you that Yahweh will make you a house.

When your days are fulfilled and you sleep with your fathers, I will set up your offspring after you, who will proceed out of your body, and I will establish his kingdom.

I will be his father, and he will be my son.

Your house and your kingdom will be made sure forever before you. Your throne will be established forever.”_’_”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 89:1-2, 3-4, 26, 28

Response: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever. With my mouth, I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

I indeed declare, “Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them.”

R: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

“I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David, my servant, ‘I will establish your offspring forever, and build up your throne to all generations.’_”

R: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

He will call to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation!’

R: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

I will keep my loving kindness for him forever more. My covenant will stand firm with him.

R: I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.

Reading 2: ROM 14:24-26

The second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans.

Now to him who is able to establish you according to my Good News and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret through long ages, but now is revealed, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, is made known for obedience of faith to all the nations; to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever! Amen.

Gospel of the Day: LK 1:26-38

From the gospel scripture according to Luke.

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of David’s house. The virgin’s name was Mary.

Having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!”

But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.

The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

Behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and shall name him ‘Jesus.’

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. There will be no end to his Kingdom.”

Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, seeing I am a virgin?”

The angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of God.

Behold, Elizabeth your relative also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

For nothing spoken by God is impossible.”

Mary said, “Behold, the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

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