Daily Gospel Reading for January 14, 2022 – Friday in the First Week of Ordinary Time Bible Verse

The 14th of January, 2022 is Friday in the First Week of Ordinary Time. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2022 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: 1 SM 8:4-7, 10-22A

The first reading from the Book of Samuel.

Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together and came to Samuel to Ramah.

They said to him, “Behold, you are old, and your sons don’t walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”

But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” Samuel prayed to Yahweh.

Yahweh said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they tell you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me as the king over them.”

Samuel told all Yahweh’s words to the people who asked him for a king.

He said, “This will be the way of the king who shall reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them as his servants, for his chariots and to be his horsemen; and they will run before his chariots.

He will appoint them to him for captains of thousands and captains of fifties; and he will assign some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest; and to make his instruments of war and the instruments of his chariots.

He will take your daughters to be perfumers, to be cooks, and to be bakers.

He will take your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, even your best, and give them to his servants.

He will take one tenth of your seed and of your vineyards, and give it to his officers and to his servants.

He will take your male servants, your female servants, your best young men, and your donkeys, and assign them to his own work.

He will take one tenth of your flocks; and you will be his servants.

You will cry out in that day because of your king whom you will have chosen for yourselves; and Yahweh will not answer you in that day.”

But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.”

Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of Yahweh.

Yahweh said to Samuel, “Listen to their voice, and make them a king.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 89:15-16, 17-18

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

Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim you. They walk in the light of your presence, Yahweh.

In your name they rejoice all day. In your righteousness, they are exalted.

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

For you are the glory of their strength. In your favor, our horn will be exalted.

For our shield belongs to Yahweh, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

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

Gospel of the Day: MK 2:1-12

From the gospel verse according to Mark.

When he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that he was at home.

Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.

Four people came, carrying a paralytic to him.

When they could not come near to him for the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. When they had broken it up, they let down the mat that the paralytic was lying on.

Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”

But there were some of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you reason these things in your hearts?

Which is easier, to tell the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven;’ or to say, ‘Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?’

But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”-he said to the paralytic-“I tell you, arise, take up your mat, and go to your house.”

He arose, and immediately took up the mat and went out in front of them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

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