Daily Gospel Reading for March 13, 2021 – Saturday in the Third Week of Lent Bible Verse

The 13th of March, 2021 is Saturday in the Third Week of Lent. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar of the Year 2021.

Reading 1: HOS 6:1-6

The first reading from the Book of Hosea.

“Come! Let’s return to Yahweh; for he has torn us to pieces, and he will heal us; he has injured us, and he will bind up our wounds.

After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us up, and we will live before him.

Let’s acknowledge Yahweh. Let’s press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth.”

“Ephraim, what shall I do to you? Judah, what shall I do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew that disappears early.

Therefore I have cut them to pieces with the prophets; I killed them with the words of my mouth. Your judgments are like a flash of lightning.

For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 51:1-2, 16-17, 18-19AB

Response: “For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”

Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin.

R: “For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”

For you don’t delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. O God, you will not despise a broken and contrite heart.

R: “For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”

Do well in your good pleasure to Zion. Build the walls of Jerusalem.

Then you will delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt offerings and in whole burnt offerings.

R: “For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”

Verse Before Gospel: PS 95:8

From the Psalms.

Don’t harden your heart, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness.

Gospel of the Day: LK 18:9-14

From the gospel verse according to Luke.

Jesus also spoke this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others: “Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector.

The Pharisee stood and prayed by himself like this: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of men: extortionists, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.’

But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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