Daily Gospel Reading for December 11, 2022 – Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete) Bible Verse

The 11th of December, 2022 is the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete). The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the Year 2023 of Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: IS 35:1-6A, 10

The first reading from the Book of Isaiah.

The wilderness and the dry land will be glad. The desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.

It will blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing. Lebanon’s glory will be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They will see Yahweh’s glory, the excellence of our God.

Strengthen the weak hands, and make the feeble knees firm.

Tell those who have a fearful heart, “Be strong! Don’t be afraid! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, God’s retribution. He will come and save you.

Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

Then the lame man will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing”

“Then Yahweh’s ransomed ones will return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10

Response: “He will come and save you.”

Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. Yahweh frees the prisoners.

R: “He will come and save you.”

Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind. Yahweh raises up those who are bowed down. Yahweh loves the righteous.

Yahweh preserves the foreigners.

R: “He will come and save you.”

He upholds the fatherless and widow, but he turns the way of the wicked upside down.

Yahweh will reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise Yah!

R: “He will come and save you.”

Reading 2: JAS 5:7-10

The second reading from the Letter from James.

Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain.

You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Don’t grumble, brothers, against one another, so that you won’t be judged. Behold, the judge stands at the door.

Take, brothers, for an example of suffering and of perseverance, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Gospel of the Day: MT 11:2-11

From the gospel verse according to Matthew.

Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to him, “Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?”

Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.

Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me.”

As these went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

But what did you go out to see? A man in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.

But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.

For this is he, of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’

Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptizer; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.”

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