Daily Gospel Reading for January 9, 2022, Sunday – The Baptism of the Lord Bible Verse

The 9th of January, 2022, Sunday is this year’s celebration day for the Baptism of the Lord. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar of the Year 2022.

Reading 1: IS 42:1-4, 6-7 or IS 40:1-5, 9-11

The first reading from the Book of Isaiah.

“Behold, my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights: I have put my Spirit on him. He will bring justice to the nations.

He will not shout, nor raise his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street.

He won’t break a bruised reed. He won’t quench a dimly burning wick. He will faithfully bring justice.

He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth, and the islands wait for his law.”

“I, Yahweh, have called you in righteousness. I will hold your hand. I will keep you, and make you a covenant for the people, as a light for the nations, to open the blind eyes, to bring the prisoners out of the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison.”

or first reading from the Book of Isaiah.

“Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God.

“Speak comfortably to Jerusalem, and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of Yahweh’s hand double for all her sins.”

The voice of one who calls out, “Prepare the way of Yahweh in the wilderness! Make a level highway in the desert for our God.

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain.

Yahweh’s glory shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it.”

You who tell good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who tell good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with strength! Lift it up! Don’t be afraid! Say to the cities of Judah, “Behold, your God!”

Behold, the Lord Yahweh will come as a mighty one, and his arm will rule for him. Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.

He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom. He will gently lead those who have their young.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 29:1-2, 3-4, 9-10 or PS 104:1B-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30

Response: Yahweh will bless his people with peace.

Ascribe to Yahweh, you sons of the mighty, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.

Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. Worship Yahweh in holy array.

R: Yahweh will bless his people with peace.

Yahweh’s voice is on the waters. The God of glory thunders, even Yahweh on many waters.

Yahweh’s voice is powerful. Yahweh’s voice is full of majesty.

R: Yahweh will bless his people with peace.

Yahweh’s voice makes the deer calve, and strips the forests bare. In his temple everything says, “Glory!”

Yahweh sat enthroned at the Flood. Yes, Yahweh sits as King forever.

R: Yahweh will bless his people with peace.

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Response: Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

He covers himself with light as with a garment. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain.

R: Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

He lays the beams of his rooms in the waters. He makes the clouds his chariot. He walks on the wings of the wind.

He makes his messengers winds, and his servants flames of fire.

R: Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

Yahweh, how many are your works! In wisdom, you have made them all. The earth is full of your riches.

There is the sea, great and wide, in which are innumerable living things, both small and large animals.

R: Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season.

You give to them; they gather. You open your hand; they are satisfied with good.

R: Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

You hide your face; they are troubled. You take away their breath; they die and return to the dust.

You send out your Spirit and they are created. You renew the face of the ground.

R: Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

Reading 2: ACTS 10:34-38 or TI 2:11-14; 3:4-7

The second reading from The Acts of the Apostles.

Peter opened his mouth and said, “Truly I perceive that God doesn’t show favoritism; but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

The word which he sent to the children of Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ-he is Lord of all-you yourselves know what happened, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”

or second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to Titus.

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age; looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works.

But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared, not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior; that being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Gospel of the Day: LK 3:15-16, 21-22

From the gospel scripture according to Luke.

As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he was the Christ, John answered them all, “I indeed baptize you with water, but he comes who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus also had been baptized and was praying. The sky was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like a dove on him; and a voice came out of the sky, saying “You are my beloved Son. In you I am well pleased.”

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