Daily Gospel Reading for February 8, 2023 – Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time Bible Verse

The 8th of February, 2023 is Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2023 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: GN 2:4B-9, 15-17

The first reading from the Book of Genesis.

In the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens.

No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground, but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.

Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Out of the ground Yahweh God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.

Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 104:1-2A, 27-28, 29BC-30

Response: Bless Yahweh, my soul.

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

He covers himself with light as with a garment.

R: Bless Yahweh, my soul.

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.

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.

Gospel of the Day: MK 7:14-23

From the gospel verse according to Mark.

He called all the multitude to himself and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand.

There is nothing from outside of the man that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.

If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”

When he had entered into a house away from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable.

He said to them, “Are you also without understanding? Don’t you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside can’t defile him, because it doesn’t go into his heart, but into his stomach, then into the latrine, making all foods clean?”

He said, “That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.

For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

All these evil things come from within and defile the man.”

Other Celebration

An optional celebration on this day is the Memorial of Saint Jerome Emiliani, Priest as well as Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin.

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