Daily Gospel Reading for January 19, 2023 – Thursday in the Second Week of Ordinary Time Bible Verse

The 19th of January, 2023 is Thursday in the Second Week of Ordinary Time. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2023 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: HEB 7:25-8:6

The first reading from The Letter to the Hebrews.

Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, seeing that he lives forever to make intercession for them.

For such a high priest was fitting for us: holy, guiltless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; who doesn’t need, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices daily, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. For he did this once for all, when he offered up himself.

For the law appoints men as high priests who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints a Son forever who has been perfected.

Now in the things which we are saying, the main point is this: we have such a high priest, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a servant of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord pitched, not man.

For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.

For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law, who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when he was about to make the tabernacle, for he said, “See, you shall make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain.”

But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as law.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 40:6-7A, 7B-8, 9, 16

Response: Then I said, “Behold, I have come. I delight to do your will, my God.”

Sacrifice and offering you didn’t desire. You have opened my ears. You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.

Then I said, “Behold, I have come.”

R: Then I said, “Behold, I have come. I delight to do your will, my God.”

“It is written about me in the book in the scroll.

I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart.”

R: Then I said, “Behold, I have come. I delight to do your will, my God.”

I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, Yahweh, you know.

R: Then I said, “Behold, I have come. I delight to do your will, my God.”

Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, “Let Yahweh be exalted!”

R: Then I said, “Behold, I have come. I delight to do your will, my God.”

Gospel of the Day: MK 3:7-12

From the gospel verse according to Mark.

Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples; and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea, from Jerusalem, from Idumaea, beyond the Jordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came to him.

He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn’t press on him.

For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him.

The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him and cried, “You are the Son of God!”

He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.

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